Monday, August 20, 2007

Prediction of Human Behavior

Science of Survival: Prediction of Human Behavior
I recently saw the movie Breach, inspired by the true story of the greatest security breach in U.S. history. What I found most interesting was the fact that this guy, Robert Hanssen, was able to go undetected for about 20 years, all the while passing US secrets to the USSR and later to post-communist Russia. He was responsible for the deaths of at least 50 US agents and handed over huge amounts of other extremely sensitive information which caused so much damage that it still can't be estimated.

There is a book by L. Ron Hubbard on the prediction of human behavior, called "Science of Survival", in which Ron goes into great detail on how to predict who you can trust, what you can expect from people and how you can help them improve.

In watching the movie and observing the characters it was obvious to me that if anyone in the FBI, who worked with Hanssen for all those years, had read Science of Survival, they would have spotted him long ago. He had many characteristics of the sort of person you cannot trust and I thought it was kind of sad that so many people died and so much damage was done by this guy when a little knowledge could have prevented him from carrying out his destructive impulses and he could probably have been helped to lead a better life.

So if you don't want to be caught out by a Robert Hanssen, read Science of Survival and listen to the accompanying lectures: Science of Survival - Prediction of Human Behavior.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Helping to prevent Crime and Drug Abuse

National Night Out is an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. It is designed to
* Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
* Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
* Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
* Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Churches of Scientology all over the United States participate in National Night Out, supporting their communities and community partnerships with law enforcement. At this year's event, Scientologists also called for parents, educators, and community groups to strike back at widespread drug abuse and crime by initiating strategies for drug demand reduction.

The full story can be read here: National Night Groups Urged to Strike Back at Crime and Drug Abuse

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Volunteer Ministers Celebrate another year of helping New York

The Church of Scientology of New York Volunteer Ministers Street Fair this year was another huge success. The Scientology VMs were there at Ground Zero after 9/11 and they continue to provide help whenever new disasters occur.

Of course, not all disasters are of the magnitude of 9/11 or the Asian Tsunami, so the VMs are ready to help even with the smaller disasters of everyday life: marriage difficulties, drug problems, family situations and more.

VMs are trained in the methods described in the Scientology Handbook and they have received numerous recognitions for the effective help they have provided to millions. (Scientology Volunteer Ministers Recognitions) So an annual celebration seems very much in order!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Anatomy of the Human Mind Course

Wow! I just found this awesome site that has 21 videos covering the Anatomy of the Human Mind Course. This isn't some dry academic presentation; it's alive and interesting.

Check it out! Anatomy of the Human Mind Course.