Re: Solo NOTs auditors - data on total numbers and cancer and suicides Hey Michel, Interesting read. Yes, we have heard theories about the IRS or other governmental agencies controlling Scientology. But it really doesn't make much sense. Why would the IRS have control over Scientology and provide them with tax breaks far beyond what other religions are provided. Why would the IRS allow people to be abused so horribly? Taxes suck, but there is no way the IRS is that sadistic. I really don't see any reason why the IRS would want to own or control Scientology. Shut them down? Maybe at one time. Make them comply with the law? Yes... until they got tired of the fight. I think it's more realistic that the IRS & Scientology duked it out over the tax exempt status. Scientology ran the IRS under with a large wave of lawsuits making them go over their legal budget. The IRS capitulated. A deal was brokered. The IRS make Scientology jump through some legal hoops to attempt to comply with tax laws. David Miscavige played ball for a little bit. Set up some corporate shells to make everything look good on paper. But once everybody settled in, David Miscavige appears to be doing pretty much what ever he wants. Sure there are many corporate shells and legal gymnastics to make it harder to take down the organization and to make it look legal on paper. According to the IRS agreement David Miscavige isn't supposed to be running Scientology. So he has a puppet board. Fill it with your old adversaries who know the game inside & out. Pay them handsomely. Maybe over time dig up enough dirt so that he has them by the balls. A total carrot & stick approach to controlling the CST. Some people have speculated that David Miscavige really isn't the top dog and some other fat cats in the CST are getting rich off of all this. But no one has been able to do more than speculate. No first hand eye witness accounts. No supporting documentation. Either David Miscavige has a puppet board on the CST handsomely paid off. Or it might even be the case where they all have each other by the balls in some sort of Mexican Stand Off, so they resolve their power issue by paying everyone handsomely and keeping them happy. They get money, David get money and power. That said, I do think it would be very interesting if the government did an investigation into the board of the CST and how a former IRS adversary sits on it. Maybe the CST doesn't get enough exposure to sunlight. I bet some major corruptions charges could be leveled. The questions are: * What angle would we use? * Who would we try to do the investigation? * How could we bring it up and put enough pressure an agency to do something about i? Heck, we have enough trouble getting any US agency to do anything about the abuses to the people in the SeaOrg.