Sometime in 1995, archives from the private scientologist-only mailing list Theta News eXchange found their way onto alt.religion.scientology. Although the original post containing this, and other, messages from online scientologists are still available on Dejanews and other Usenet databases, I have chosen to use only those messages that, in my opinion, tend to argue against the official CoS claim that former GO felons and co-conspirators were forever banned from future employment within the church. I have removed all email addresses, as well as, in some cases, the names of TNX members that were included in followup posts. Emphasis added.
Dick discusses his experiences working with MSH, and mentions his "work in Colombia"; putting LRH tech into public schools.
From: <Dick Weigand's email address>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 19:38:42 -0500
Subject: Other Religions
[Another TNX participant said]:
"One point that has been more of a concern for me than anything along this
line is that I received some opposition from other Scientologists when I
first got into this Christian album project. I handled this, but I really
should not have had to do so. We, of all people, should be the first to reach
out to other religions and create an atmosphere of mutual respect and
Some years ago when working on staff I and all the staff in my area were
crammed by MSH for being intolerant of other religions. We had to do a full
page, 2 column, key word list and read two separate books about other
religions. It turned me around. Now, in PT, as part of my work in So
America, we are helping a local Catholic Priest build a church. It's not
that we don't have plenty of other very important things to do down there -we
just closed an entire State in Colombia on putting LRH educationial tech into
ALL of its schools, plus we have our ongoing 12,000 students on the BSM, and
42 other elementary schools, and 4 new High Schools to deliver to as well.
But helping the Catholic church is important, too. They have done a
tremendous amount of good in the world.
Dick mentions that his "work" might take him to Holland, where he will need "terminals".
From: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 1995 21:23:52 -0500
Subject: TNX- HOLLAND ANYONE?
I'm looking for any Scn'ists online in Holland. My work in Colombia is
that direction and I'm looking for terminals.
Please let me know if you know of anyone. Thanks.
A surprisingly modest Dick rejects the prospect of a Freedom Medal for his work in Colombia, possibly because he, unlike the TNXer who first suggested it, is aware of that presenting such a tribute to one of the former GO staffers that were "banned from future employment" could raise unpleasant questions
From: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 19:10:13 -0500
Subject: TNX-FREEDOM MEDAL
I appreciate the flow on this Medal, but.... The work in Colombia is really
being done by [another scientologist, to be referred to as M. throughout the rest of this post].
and his crew down there. M doesn't speak Spanish, yet, he's managed to meet with the last
President and his Ministers.
He's given them the What Is Scn book, and the new incredible Scn Handbook.
He's safepointed Scn there like no where else I know. He's also delivering
LRH to big businesses as well as the Gov't, Military, Police, Schools, and
the UN. As an off shoot of these activities he has been an elite FSM each of
the years this has been honored, which means he's gotten in over 1000 people
in the year. He's also helped another of his staff to become an elite FSM
and several of his staff are Power FSMs
One of the latest is a General wanting Book One workshops for his officers
and troops. This same General recently said that a leader wasn't and couldn't
be a real leader if he didn't know LRH's data on ARC and Ethics Presence.
And, so, he's getting this data to his officers.
I've been helping him with debugs and evals etc. I do most of that from
the comfort of Seattle, while M is down there on the front lines getting
it done. I have been down there and helped with the closing of the first two
High Schools to start all 12,000 of their kids on the BSM. Since then M
has closed 42 more elementary schools, a number more high schools, and
recently an entire State's educational system on LRH study tech. One of
these schools has given us a class room where specially trained students of
ours can tudor and debug other students. We are also now training the 11th
graders on the basics of LRH admin tech. This latter is a pilot class of 110
kids in the morning and another 110 in the afternoon.
I wrote this to set the record straight. Its M that would deserve the
recognition. Surely its a team effort, but M is the one that is
spearheading it all.
L, Dick Weigand
Dick gives advice on meeting with politicians, from his experiences cosying up to the Colombian military governmentFrom: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Subject: Re: TNX: Meet your congressman
Dear John and TNXers,
Your meet the congressman idea is almost exactly what M did in
Colombia that has been so successful in opening the doors for LRH tech. Hetook the President and all the Ministers the What is Scn book and the Handbook and gave them as presents. (I think there may be a progam in the
church that provides one or both books for free for this purpose.)
I should say at the outset here that a chief datum in use in Colombia is 'not
having to have before you can do'. Just get into it and figure it out as you
go. You can always come up with solutions.
But rather than just tell the Politicians what he could do for them, he got i
nto comm and found out what their problems were, and then he told them what
he could do for them to handle that problem. A dissem drill, really. Or if
the guy was not the one who was really handling the problem, M would get
the name of who was from him and then go and see him. (A safepointing
The school program we're doing there went this way: M saw the Minister of
Education who wasn't really the one handling the problem, as he was on his
way out of office. M got the referral from him and saw that guy. By
seeing that guy ,of course, you are coming down from the top. That guy was
also an employee and not an elected offical. He wanted to handle the
problem. He liked what M had to say about the LRH study tech and thereby
referred M to the Principal of the largest High school in the city. That
terminal was very much into handling the problem. M offered to train the
teachers on the BSM and in that way get the tech to the kids.
One of the main barriers in this area was money. It is a poverty area.
Neither the kids nor the schools could afford even the materials for the
BSM. So the handling was to tell the Principal he would do it for free. How
could he say no? The first step thou was to have the Principal go to a
seminar that was being given on Problems of Work Data. He went and he loved
it. Then he did the BSM course himself in our course room (we're a
consulting group there). He loved the tech. Next step was to work out how
to get the teachers trained. That was bit of a problem. We hit O/W's and
Ser Facs and a real need by the teachers for their time. They, by and large,
work two jobs as they are paid so little, so the time for the course was a
problem. All this HE &R from them slowed things down immensely. There was a
lot of handle that was done, and, in the end we bypassed.
As a solution the Principal gave us 320 kids to train for our use. There, in
the last year of high school, the kids all have to do 80 hours of community se
rvice work. The Principal said our program was community service work. So
we took the kids instead of the teachers and trained them. We didn't have a
space big enough for the 320 so we took 40 (all we could train at one time).
Then using the kids we bypassed the teachers and as we didn't have the money
for the books, we took the first section of the course and typed it on the
computer and then took it to the Org for I/A. Then we printed 12,000 of
these for all the kids we had access too, and we then gave the first exercise
to all the kids.The kids took them home and did them there. We collected
them and had our kids qual them under our supervision.
It wasn't ideal, but it worked. We're still mid program this way. Its a
huge job but its getting done. And the results so far are the 40 kids that
we trained on the entire BSM, and several Handbook courses at the end of
their year (in Nov) tested out with the highest marks of any kids in the
school! One teacher who got with our program (there were a number that did,
and only a few that really caused the problems) taught her kids Meth 9, even
thou she herself had only done it once. She then tested her kids with the
result that their duplication rose from 24% to near 90%! ( She now wants to
work for us.) The Prinicpal ordered all his teachers to get thru the course,
he also gave us 42 elementary schools he was responsible for, to put LRH tech
into. Using his lead we closed one other very large high school. Word got
out and 7 other High Schools called us wanting the program. Recently M
closed an entire State in Colombia on putting the Study tech into all of the
Its an unbelievable action with continuing repercussions. As its been
totally free to the kids and the schools its created a mystery. People
wonder how we do it, why we do it, where's the catch (there isn't any). When
we delivered without any catch (like charging the kids for the books - which
someone else tried once) their trust went way up. We continually explained
that our purpose was just to give back to the community something for what it
was doing for us, that the educational level needed to be improved as its
lack was felt by us in trying to handle businesses who employ former
Colombian students, who can't duplicate.
Businesses have heard about it (sometimes we tell them) and as it is a 'good
works well publized' it helps our PR immensely. We are obviously not money grubbing gringo's.
The military and police where ALL the males serve a year out of high school
are now considering taking our kids and using them in a program we are
starting to educate their other soldiers and police.
We are now running LRH seminars in the Police academies. We have a Brig.
General who wants his troops trained on Book 1 in addition to ARC and Ethics
It really does go on and on. The police and the military who we delivered to
for free to begin with our now paying us.
Your idea J, could lead to similar things here. Its a brilliant idea.
You need some people in your area to support it. Do the dissem drill on
your congressman and find out what he really has as a problem. If you can't
figure out right away what to do about it, leave and put it out on TNX - I'm
sure you'll get a lot of ideas.
There's also something about doing it for fee. How can anyone say no. You
have the stats and your offering it as a gift. Anyone who attacks that is in
a completely untenable position. So, there's no reason you can't get in.
The reward for doing this sort of thing compares to those moments when one
was really winning on staff or in helping other people. There's nothing
quite like it. For me its even better than a session win.
If I can help let me know. In fact, we are looking at using our wins and suc
cesses in Colombia to step over into the US. Maybe your idea could fit into
Love, Dick Weigand
Dick shows surprising surprisingly detailed knowledge of the CoS admin structure within Colombia
From: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 00:51:59 -0500
Subject: Re: TNX---Dick Weigand's post.
Dear [removed] and TNXers,
I'm not sure which post you'd like me to send, Lindsay?
The resources in Colombia are surprisingly small. M is OT 3 in the middle
of KTL. Carlo is mid Grade 2, LOC and self taught Scnists. Myself and about
a dozen locals who have done the HDA course and are all working on their
english and the Scn Handbook. Its hell to get organized. Everytime I get
something in, it gets unmocked by some other demand. We need 300 people.
The Colombians have not been marketted to death. From top to bottom they are
polite and will listen to you. They are not sales resistent beyond their
ability to buy. There is a poverty there. Rich and the poor. No middle
There is a small Org in Bogota we work with. There is a Mission we also work
closely with. While I was there last Oct I got the Mission and the ORg
together and combined their resources to make enough to deliver the Book One
workshop. We have 20-50 people that orginate on our lines every month
wanting auditing. The only solution is to train them, as we don't have the
auditors, so we now train them on Book One. It is a trip to see heads of
business and gov't trained on Book one. We have military officers trained on
Book one. Heads of big businesses.
We took a psychologist, personnel director for a German Drug (?!) Company ,
one of the largest in the world and trained him on Book One and then
delivered to his employees. (They make aspirin and shampoo base there - no
psych drugs). He now wants to work for us. But, interestingly at a dinner
of leading Human Resource managers for the leading companies in the country.
A well known Psycho Therapist challenged him re Dianetics. He put her in an
engram, at the dinner table, ran it out, she was in tears. Afterwards, she
said, What is that stuff? Totally handled her. Cool, huh?
There is command intention. The CO CLO LATAM spent 5 days with M a couple
of months ago. He intended to try to get [name removed] down to
take over the ORg to support our actions. CO IHELP helps whereever she can.
The Ship PR's offer their support whereever they can....they are only 1.5
hours flight away! Int execs are all info'd.
L, it would great if you could write something. It doesn't much matter
as long as it supports LRH tech. I'm sure there are guidelines, I could get
to you when you start.
Dick discusses his other "hat", working as a FSM in Seattle, detailing how scientology tech helped a woman make more money to pay for her trip down the Bridge to Total Freedom. [Note - FSMs receive a commission from the CoS for selling services.]From: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Here's a rather spectacular win from the tech of the data series coupled with
some qual tools. This is from a debug I did a couple of years ago. The
girl went from almost declared and broke to a half a million a year for two
years in a row. I have more of these in different areas, if they are
I'm doing these actions as an FSM, when I'm not in So America.
Case History #1
At the end of June a client came to us to see if there was anything we could
do for her. She had made $1,200 that month - not nearly enough to cover
her cost of living, not to mention her debts. She was in trouble across the
dynamics. She had been to Chaplain's Courts and arbitrations and was the
subject of numerous knowledge reports. She was seriously in debt. We
discovered that she had a wrong why and several specific conditions that
needed handling. She was also told she needed a new why found.
She came back a couple of days later for the why finding. During the why
finding she brought up the outpoint that she was stuck on her purpose and
what she should do in life. She has always worked just for the money and
never for what she loved doing, or knew she should be doing. We tracked
this back to an unhandled condition from 18 years earlier. She had been hung
up at doubt on this point all that time!
She started the handling and did false data stripping on the doubt of
business vs. art. After that some de PTS ing was done per the 18 December
82 policy, Ethics Condition Hang-Up At Doubt. She then did the key cramming
question per bulletin 19 April 1991, of the same name, to help isolate the
underlying bug in a particular area. She went on from that and had
Be-Do-Have sorted out per Org Series 13, dated 13 November 1970. At that
point her stats had shot up to $5,000 for the month of July, so we did a
full affluence formula to maintain the trend. With that, her original situation
was fully handled.
In August her GI stat went up to $6,500 for the month and in September she hit
$9,800. In October she had pushed it up $12,000 when she hit a snag. So she came back in and we did another why finding. Several area's had surfaced
that needed handling and from that RPEC was done. One of them was having
been incorrectly hit on the 3rd. Several third dynamic actions were adjusted
and her stats ended over $15,000 for the month of October. As a last action
a new affluence formula was done.
In November the client's earned income had hit $30,000. She went away for a
couple weeks over the holidays and her flow slowed down. Business picked
back up but slowly. She came back mid March to get things moving faster
and handled some enturbulation that hit her lines and she hit her highest ever in
March at over $40,000!!
As a result of these debugs, she has paid off all of the debt that had been
the subject of the numerous arbitrations and Chaplian's Courts. She has
gotten back on the bridge and is also volunteering some of her time to one of
the ABLE groups. Her income stabilized in excess of $50,000 a month,
handling her stop of "no money" for the Bridge.
Love, Dick Weigand
From: [Dick Weigand's email address]
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 1995 22:37:45 -0400
Subject: Case History #2
Here's a story from an artist.
Case History #2
At the end of July a client came to us for help in handling the business.
The client had recently trained as an elementary evaluator, but was having
trouble spotting the why. The business was doing just all right, not in any
serious financial trouble, but not expanding either, pretty well stuck in
cope. As the client described it, " I'm on financial quick sand, can't exist
in present time or postulate the future, no stable existence, too much
borrowing on the cards." The business's gross income for that month was
$16,500. Dick traced it down to a Why of "Out tech/admin ratio" and an
ethics Why of "unhandled conditions and false data in the area of finance."
with specifics to handle.
The last few days in July the client started the program and did false data
stripping on finance and then repaired a bad condition in the area of work,
which pretty well handled the ethics why. This part of the handling took
only a few hours to do. Meanwhile the client hired a part time employee to
take over some of the hats and brought in an outside finance company to get
standard finance policy in. It was also part of the program for the client
to meet weekly with the person doing the handling to work out a battleplan,
the application of the conditions, and for cramming on any questions that
would come up weekly.
In August the client met weekly with us and did his weekly battle planning
and conditions. These meetings took on avearge 15 minutes. The month ended
with a meeting that found and repaired another bad condition, which took
maybe a half hour to handle. The business gross income for the month of
August jumped to $40,600.00.
September the client didn't make it in for the successful action of weekly
battle planning and conditions handling and the gross income for the business
dropped to its old range, $14,500.
In October the successful action of weekly battle planning and conditions
was reimplemented with a good result. The first three weeks in October
resulted in a gross income of $34,000. With that it appeared the Why had
fully been handle and the Client was on his own. We kept getting referrals
from him, thou.
P.S. In January the client reported he had experienced his highest year
ever, and following these handling steps went back to Flag for the first time
in 5 years and got an L.
Love, Dick Weigand