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313 March 13: Founder of Scientology: L Ron Hubbard

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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, who was commonly known as L Ron Hubbard, was born on 13 March,1911, making him very much a Piscean in astrological terms. The zodiac sign Pisces is from 20 February to 21 March. Mr Hubbard  was an American pulp fiction author and religious leader who founded the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first published in May 1950. He subsequently developed his ideas into a wide-ranging set of doctrines and rituals as part of a new religious movement that he called Scientology. His writings became the guiding texts for the Church of Scientology and a number of affiliated organizations that address such diverse topics as business administration, literacy and drug rehabilitation.

In astrology the zodiac sign of Pisces is a Water Sign and represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Could this be telling us about the character of L Ron Hubbard and saying that there were two sides to him and the confusion caused because of this?

According to the excellent book on astrology, The Compleat Astrologer,            by Derek and Julia Parker, the Piscean’s ideal career is an “Actor, dancer, writer or poet…Navy, nurse (and the medical profession generally), hypnotist, illusionist, photographer, priest.”

Hubbard was most successful and made most of his wealth as a writer. His Dianetics philosophy and Scientology religion  are both very much concerned with healing the minds, bodies and spirits of people who use them, Hubbard claimed to have had a Naval background in which he excelled (although this is disputed by his critics), he was known to have been skilled as a hypnotist, his life history he illustrated with photos, and as the founder of a religion he would fit into the “priest” role taken to the extreme.

For more about L Ron Hubbard and typical Piscean traits see :  http://bardofely.hubpages.com/hub/Was-Scientology-founder-L-Ron-Hubbard-a-typical-Piscean

313 Charles Krauthamer on 314 Albert Einstein

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Because every few years this country, in its infinite tolerance, insists on
hearing yet another appeal of the Scopes monkey trial, I feel obliged to point
out what would otherwise be superfluous: that the two greatest scientists in the history of our species
were Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and they were both religious.

Newton’s religion was traditional. He was a staunch believer in Christianity
and a member of the Church of England. Einstein’s was a more diffuse belief in a
deity who set the rules for everything that occurs in the universe.

Neither saw science as an enemy of religion. On the contrary. “He believed he
was doing God’s work,” James Gleick wrote in his recent biography of Newton.
Einstein saw his entire vocation — understanding the workings of the universe
— as an attempt to understand the mind of God.

For the rest of the article visit:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111701304.html

313: March 13, 1781: Uranus Discovered

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Sir William Herschel announced its discovery on March 13, 1781, expanding the known boundaries of the Solar System for the first time in modern history. Uranus was also the first planet discovered with a telescope.

Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both are of different chemical composition than the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. As such, astronomers sometimes place them in a separate category called “ice giants.” Uranus’s atmosphere, while similar to Jupiter and Saturn’s in its primary composition of hydrogen and helium, contains more “ices” such as water, ammonia and methane, along with traces of hydrocarbons.[12] It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (–224 °C). It has a complex, layered cloud structure, with water thought to make up the lowest clouds, and methane thought to make up the uppermost layer of clouds.[12] In contrast, the interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock.[11]

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September 21, 2011 at 3:22 am

March 13 Percival Lowell (Discovered the planet Pluto)

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Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning
and precision are essential for starting points.

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August 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

March 13 Walter Annenberg Quotes

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Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion,
Walter Annenberg

More Quotes from Walter Annenberg:


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August 28, 2011 at 12:17 am

March 13 Charles Krauthamer Quotes

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If Obama has his way, the change that is coming is a new
America: “fair,” leveled and social democratic. Obama didn’t get elected to
warranty your muffler. He’s here to warranty your life.

More Quotes From Mr Krauthamer at :  http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/charles_krauthammer.html

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August 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Mitt Romney’s Favorite novel is L Ron Hubbard’s Novel Battlestar Earth

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According to John Dickerson of  Slate.com, Mitt Romney’s favorite novel is   Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard .

For those of you who didn’t study it in school, Battlefield Earth takes place in the year 3000, when the human race is nearly extinct and the planet stripped of its natural resources. Mankind has been enslaved by evil aliens with very bad breath that explodes when it comes into contact with radioactive material. A young slave wielding lasers and draped in a tennis cardigan leads a rebellion and retakes Earth, only to be attacked again by a series of foes including a race of interstellar bankers trying to collect on bad debts. (There may be kung-fu fights and a championship football game, too; I confess that I haven’t read it all.)

Everything about the book is bad. Just a few sentences into the first page, you’re confronted by this sentence: “Terl could not have produced a more profound effect had he thrown a meat-girl naked into the middle of the room.” (A clothed meat-girl apparently gets a big yawn.) Hubbard’s soundtrack for the book, when played, either attracts mice or repels dogs, or both. The movie, which starred John Travolta, is what therapists show to the producers of Ishtar and Glitter to help them feel good.

The whole tumbling horror of the Battlefield Earth experience is so profound it nearly comes out the other side and achieves a kind of perfection of awfulness. Is Romney being ironic, then, like those people who buy clown art? Unlikely. There’s not a big irony bloc in the GOP and Battlefield Earth is a thousand-page book. No one can sustain irony for that long. (At 13,000 words per dollar it is a great value, though, which might appeal to notoriously frugal New Hampshire voters.) Romney was quick to point out that he disagreed with Scientology, so he wasn’t going for that vote, or the smaller, untapped, creepy-Hubbard-ascotfetish vote. Is Romney trying to act like he’s a regular guy? Only 8 percent of the words in the book are considered “complex,” so he can’t be labeled an elitist, but no one trying to look like a common Joe would pick this book. You simply need a deep level of weird to like Battlefield Earth. The speed with which some of his aides tried to distance the governor from his remarks suggests they think he now looks a little too weird.

For more from the article, check out Mr Dickerson’s page at Slate.com:


March 13 Events

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Soyuz T-15 carries 2 cosmonauts to Soviet space station Mir


Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko (Moscow)
1983 “Woman of the Year” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 770 performances


Ford Motor Company found innocent in death of 3 women in a fiery Pinto




European Monetary System is established, ECU created


Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement


Moluccans “suicide commandos” occupies Province house


Bernard Slade’s “Same Time, Next Year,” premieres in New York City


Charles de Gaulle Airport opens near Paris




Syria adopts constitution






Live at Fillmore East recorded




Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer




Apollo 9 returns to Earth


Beatles release “Lady Madonna” in the UK


Congo sentences ex-premier Moise Tsjombe to death


Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks


Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds


Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack


2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska


Hindemith and Wilder’s opera “Long Christmas Dinner,” premieres in New York City


Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations


Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty


Elizabeth Gurley Finn (70) becomes President of U.S. Communist Party


Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavywgt boxing title


John F. Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress


Landslide in U.S.S.R., kills 145


Old type, black and white notes cease to be legal tender


Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)


White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players’ names above number


Government troops land in Sumatra Indonesia


Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba


Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal


Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship


Braves’ Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron


Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu


2nd Dutch government of Drees forms


Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany


General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)


U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman


U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button


10th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42


“Brigadoon” opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 581 performances


19th Academy Awards – “Best Years of Lives,” De Havilland, March win


Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands


Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman


U.S.S.R. recognizes Italian Badoglio government


Baseball approves official ball (with cork and balata)


Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight


Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)


Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in U.S. army


A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)


Finland-Russian cease fire signed, Finland gives up Karelische


Austria annexed by Nazi Germany


Driving tests introduced in Great Britain


Josef Gobbels becomes German minister of Information and Propaganda


Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory


Bradman scores 123 Australia vs. England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton


450 die in St. Francisquito Valley Dam burst (Calif)


Rudolph Friml’s musical “Three Musketeers,” premieres in New York City


NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games


Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution


German Republic day


Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (New York City)


George Bernard Shaws “Back to Methusaleh V,” premieres in New York City


WRR-AM in Dallas Texas begins radio transmissions


Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China


Wolfgang Kapp’s coup attempt in Berlin fails


American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms


Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit


Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures


Ivan Caryll’s musical “Pink Lady,” premieres in New York City


Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilian border dedicated


British troops occupy Bloemfontein, Orange-Free state




Great Blizzard of 1888 rages
1884 U.S. adopts Standard Time




Arkansas legislature passes anti-Klan law


Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial


U.S. Confederate Congress calls on black slaves for field service


Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldier



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August 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm