Sorry, I Don't Want A Scientology Ad On My Hubs! Get It Off!

I have just noticed that many of my Hubs feature among the regular advertising rotation a banner advertisement for scientology.org.

GET IT OFF MY HUBS!

I have long gone on record as praising HubPages and its management to the skies and I do not in any way want to get them involved in this strong complaint as they likely don't have anything to do with this. Google simply serves up ads onto our Hubs based on whatever its algorithms state are the best matches. Now, I have absolutely no idea why in the name of Xenu, Google would determine that various Hubs I've written in the categories of:

  • Motorcycles
  • Cars
  • PC Technology
  • Cuisine
  • Bengal Cats
  • Authoring & Publishing
  • Medical
  • Sports
  • Socio-Economic
  • Nature
  • Places

and others have any tie in to Scientology whatsoever!

In my over one thousand Hubs I have bitten my tongue severely on many occasions as I have often been tempted to go off on a tirade against Scientology but always held back. Why? The so-called religion has a habit of striking back mercilessly against its critics and I've had more than enough mean-sprited run ins in various Hubs on all sorts of topics without trying to provoke the Demonic Duo of David Miscavige and Tom Cruise to get on my case.

Time Magazine's coverage of the charges the French government is pressing against Scientology in that nation is clear enough:

French prosecutors are charging Scientology's French affiliate with organized fraud. Six of Scientology's top French officials are defendants in the case that began May 25. When investigating magistrate Jean-Christophe Hullin filed the findings of a nine-year inquiry with prosecutors, he described Scientology as "first and foremost a commercial business" whose interactions with followers are defined by "a real obsession for financial remuneration." The church's bookstores and celebrity center were described by Hullin's investigation as instrumental in ensnaring psychologically fragile people "with the goal of seizing their fortune by exerting a psychological hold."

The reasons for my own profound disgust with Scientology are endless. My own personal experience with how Scientology deals with its followers would fill more than a thousand Hubs. Let it suffice to say that although I profoundly honor and respect all major world religions, Scientology is worthy of the name religion as I'm worthy of the name Jesus Christ.

And, yes, I could say lots more, but I don't particularly savor the prospect of finding a poisonous snake in my mail box tomorrow morning. I wouldn't be so concerned just for myself, but I simply cannot put innocent loved ones at peril.

I don't generally pay much attention to the ads that Google serves up. I rarely make any money at them so they're just a mild distraction that I put up with. But when a prominent square animated banner at the very head of many of my Hubs is vividly promoting Scientology that's when I put my foot down.

I do not want, not now, nor never, a Scientology ad on anything that bears my name. I don't want to associate myself or my writing or my reputation in any way with Scientology. I don't want to make money off Scientology... I don't want to gain one penny from any misguided bozo who would actually click on that Scientology ad. Not only do I advise my readers to NOT CLICK ON THE SCIENTOLOGY AD, but I am asking for their support in getting those advertisements off my Hubs, as well as off of all the other Hubs of the authors who do not support what Scientology stands for (and I can assure you that would be a very large number of Hubbers).

Therefore... PLEASE JOIN ME IN DOING EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET THESE SCIENTOLOGY ADS OFF OUR HUBS FOREVER!

Within 24 Hours, This Page Already Has 3 Top Spots In Google "scientology ad" Search! Let The Firestorm Begin!

In over one thousand Hubs, I have NEVER begged for social network hits as my Adsense income averages half a cent/month per Hub so I'm definitely not in this for the $$$... but this issue is important enough that it deserves to reach as many people as possible so that this revolt against these intrusive and unacceptable Scientology ads can be brought to critical mass.

Therefore, please consider Digging this Hub on:

Blogger Demands Google Stop Serving Scientology Ads On Page

... and please please please consider placing links to this on your own social networks and forums. If we all band together we can convince Google to squash this pestiferous, officious, obtrusive ad campaign!

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Christa Dovel profile image

Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

Much agreed, with getting rid of Scientology adds!


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Alexander Mark 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Agree with this one, although Scientologists are welcome to publish here and welcome to their opinion, there should be a way to stop ads from appearing on our profiles that are in direct contradiction with our personal views. I am a Christian, and I really resented seeing an ad for the latest horror movie on my profile page. This is not what I want visitors to see when they are looking for the hub about Psalm 124! What can we do?


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Christa Dovel: Please join me in pressuring Google to drop these ads!

Alexander Mark: Scientology is certainly allowed under the First Amendment to say whatever they want on their own media, but you are absolutely correct in stating that they have no right to present themselves on media conducted by others "in direct contradiction with our personal views". It is well nigh impossible to Adsense-block all potentially offensive ads, that is why Google is significantly negligent in not classifying ads in various category segments, which would allow, for example, Christian sites to choose "NO ANTI-CHRISTIAN OR NON-CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL ADS", Muslim sites to choose "NO ANTI-ISLAMIC OR NON-ISLAMIC THEOLOGICAL ADS", family values sites to choose "'PG'-TYPE ADS ONLY - NO NON-FAMILY & CHILD FRIENDLY ADS," etc.

Hmm... I smell another juicy Hub topic! :)


imominous 7 years ago

The only way to get rid of these ads is to destroy the cult that spawns them. I know how you feel, I saw one on tv the other day, and it was like my space was violated.

However, Google is all about the moneyz, and not likely to listen to the people who keep them rolling in it, that is, us.

Participate in Anonymous raids on the cult in real life. Inform yourself and others, spread the word and the cult will die.

http://youfoundthecard.com

http://www.seaarrrgh.com/


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Scientology has a constitutional right to exist as does any other organization, but they do not have a right to destroy people's lives through illegal actions. They hide behind the facade of the church/state separation when they are nothing more than a miserable cash-grubbing scheme. I decry that the US government has taken no action and let the French take the lead in prosecuting these vast illegal actions.

I appreciate your comment and encourage you and others who believe in the same way you and I do to do everything in our power to end this invasion of our private spaces by this repugnant organization.


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

I think that if you use any word that can be associated with money, emotion, or war there will be an ad. I have them too. It kinda makes me sick.

dori


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

That is why it is imperative that Google implement the policy I have outlined in an earlier comment:

"Google is significantly negligent in not classifying ads in various category segments, which would allow, for example, Christian sites to choose "NO ANTI-CHRISTIAN OR NON-CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL ADS", Muslim sites to choose "NO ANTI-ISLAMIC OR NON-ISLAMIC THEOLOGICAL ADS", family values sites to choose "'PG'-TYPE ADS ONLY - NO NON-FAMILY & CHILD FRIENDLY ADS," etc."


Bernd Anonymous 7 years ago

Strong! Thank you for this, I am glad to read words like this. I life in Germany and we have a lot of trouble with this cult. They risc the life of a priest as he drove his car, because he was a critical.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments. Scientology has a long history of getting away with incredibly illegal actions many of which threaten the lives of its critics. That is one reason why I'm not ready to level all my guns at them and let it rip. The day will come, and I hope soon, when I will present a coherent, verifiable, overwhelming case with hard, incontrovertible evidence for the complete shutting down of this "organization" by all world governments. Right now I am not ready to place my loved ones in danger of their retribution so I have to bide my time. But when I'm finally ready, they had better beware: I'm coming after them with every legal and ethical means at my disposal.


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Actually the best thing is to click on their ads - this will put a dent on their budget :P

I just did it! :)


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

It would be against my Google TOS to encourage anyone to click on an Adsense ad on my page (wink wink). :)

Actually, Scientology has more money than the Fed and getting more clicks might just encourage them to step up their campaign, thus polluting more sites with their unmitigated trash. :(


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

I think Google will catch up with them soon, as it already did with water-4-gas and other scams :)


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

According to some news reports, this online ad blitz from the nice people at SeaSickOrg has been very successful with their main website jumping up significantly in traffic in the last couple of days. Google's "Do No Evil" motto is just an empty catchphrase as Page and Brin would sell their mothers to slavedealers for a buck, so I don't expect them to squash a profitable ad source like Scientology. All we can hope for is that North Korea's Taepodong-2 misfires, doesn't hit Hawaii and slams into Clearwater instead. (OK I'M JUST KIDDING AS I HAVE NEVER ADVOCATED VIOLENCE OR KILLING OF ANYONE... EVEN THOSE WHO DESERVE IT!)


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

Bva-ha-ha-ha-ha :D


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

I am biting my tongue so hard I'm bleeding on my keyboard. :(

I'm sooooo ready to let Scientology have it with both barrels blazing, but although I personally have never feared death, there are too many people I care too much about to put them in the firing line. If I could just be assured that they would only be coming after me alone, I'd "go Medieval" on them right now. I'd show them exactly how much damage can be done WITHIN THE STRICT LIMITS OF THE LAW AND ETHICS!


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Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

Is this ad even a google ad?  It doesn't say that it is. 

Never mind, I just answered the question myself by clicking on one. Definitely Google! I'm going to block it.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

You're correct. It's appearing in the top square banner section of the text and in the right side elevator as a playable video as well. As you have ascertained, they are both Google-placed positions, unfortunately. :(


Mike Mercer 7 years ago

Hal, don't worry about tiny tom and David Miscavage, the scientologists are pretty busy getting sued and hiding evidence these days.

Besides, if you want to get attacked by those thugs for telling the truth about scientology you have to get in line. There are over 9000 people ahead of you.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks for your comment, Mike. The main problem is that I have "very interesting" information dating back to the '80s when I was quite close to some high ranking Scientologists in both California and Florida, and when I finally get all my ducks in a row and let 'er rip, I assure you that Tiny Tom and Dinky David will most definitely have me in their firing line. That day will come, but it's not time yet, unfortunately. :(


Xenumania 7 years ago

Knowing what the cult of scientology does to it's critics and knowing the abuses they engage in against ex and RPF'd members puts me in full agreement of Hal.

I, for one, don't want to have the hideous reminder of $cientology staring me in the face when I come to view these blogs. It creates a certain amount of stress and frustration for me.


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AnonLover 7 years ago from Project Chanology

Kudos to you Mr. Licino for speaking your mind, the cult's very own vice president went on & on & on during a recent KGO radio interview about these pervasive ads and bragged extensively about the millions of dollars being spent all in a desparate act to salvage some tiny bit of their well earned reputation as being scum of the earth. Have a listen here, altho i suggest maybe you do this when your not so rip-roaring mad cuz it'll only fire ya up worse & raise your blood pressure several notches ;)

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b39933ea01c6ff7...

Regarding the other info your sitting on, after all the dirty tricks brought against the innoncent kids protesting the scientology enterprise for the past 15+ months, the authorities are finally taking notice & investigating things. The days of the powers-that-be turning a blind eye are slowly coming to end. For the sake of the 2nd generation victims born into the cult, and whom suffer the worst abuses, i beg you to please-please-please take your info to your local FBI field office - they will listen and possibly help speed up the timetable for  "being the right time" for you to take what you know and spill it publicly.

Oh and btw, we anon send you the  /SALUTE  with full Marcabian Honors for publishing this oh so delicous rant. May the Force Be With You!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Right on, Xenumania! When I write a Hub about Scientology (and this is my first one) I fully expect to have Google slather me with ads originating from the dangling SeaOrgan. However, when I have to have Scientology ads on

Why Brett Favre May Be The Dumbest Guy In NFL History

CanAm Spyder: 3-Wheel Cruiser Or Roadgoing Snowmobile?

DDR1, DDR2, DDR3: Navigating The RAM Maze

Settling It Forever: Where Is The World's Best Pizza

The Top 5 Night Clubs In London

Merano’s Magnificent Sub-Tropical Spa In An Alpine Valley

MPG Guide: The Fuel Economy Of 250 Top Selling Scooters

Build A 45nm Octo-Core System Today For $949!

and

What To Do When Mom Bengal Jilts The Kittens At 4 Weeks

as well as a thousand more completely unrelated Hubs, that's just plain abusive, spammy and a blatant violation of my content!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

AnonLover: Thank you very much for your extremely kind words. Thanks for the link, I'll listen to it soon. However, I adhere to the Klingon motto of "revenge is a dish best served cold" thus I do not get angry at OT 8 morons like Adams. I've been biding my time for two decades and I can remain cool while I bide more time. But there will be a time before I spin off this mortal coil (and not on a spacefaring 707) where the truth shall find the light of day, and it will be so bright over at FSO that they're going to need sunglasses with lead lenses. The information I have is not primarily of interest to the FBI, it is personally and profoundly embarrassing to many major figures in the "organization" that they might want to go dig an even bigger hole in the ground at Trementina Base to hide in. :) Thank you for the Marcabian Honors! As long as I have breath I will continue to strive to turn MEST against the Theta Universe. :)


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AnonLover 7 years ago from Project Chanology

No thanks necessary, it is you who deserves the thanks for speaking out. The virtual smell of your oh so delicous dirt is hard to resist, altho i respect the power of serving some dishes cold ;)

One last tip - just in case your not aware... there's another hidden downside to the scilon ads. When they start showing up on scientology-related topics that have a critical perspective, the cult is known to go bawwwwwling to Google that their advertising $$$ are being used to harm their reputation. Then the unsuspecting adsense user gets banned & canned - NO Ads For U - despite not wanting them in the first place.

So altho there is a certain sweet justice seeing them appear on this hub, be careful - if your adsense earnings are important to you, its better to be safe then sorry and configure your account to block the extremely long list of scientology-related urls.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thank you again for your courtesy and your support, AnonLover. You can read the Hub I recently posted:

http://hubpages.com/community/Hals-40-Best-Google-...

which demostrates that after two years and over a thousand Hubs, I'm making a big five bucks a day in Adsense income. If they go bawwwwwwwwling to Google and they cut me off of Adsense completely that means I'll have to have one less Venti Coffee Frappucino a day. It might even be beneficial to my waistline, so BRING IT ON, SEAORG!

I don't want to block only Scientology ads since it is a primary point I'm attempting to establish with Google is that they need to categorize their ads and allow individuals to opt out of ads they personally find unacceptable ahead of time BEFORE the ads run. It is no more acceptable for a SINGLE READER to see a Scientology ad on my Hub than it is for a children's site to feature a graphic XXX sex ad banner.


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debris 7 years ago from Florida

Hal, I completely agree! They are more than welcome to practice their beliefs, to write hubs, and to participate in the fun Hub scene, but I don't want to advertise it!

-Debris


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debris 7 years ago from Florida

Hal,

Digged it and gave a thumbs up. I hope this helps out your cause.

-Debris


GoofFloof 7 years ago

Hi Hal -

You mentioned the list of topics your blog usually covers. Unless it was totally random, your "medical" themed blogs might have had something to do with the Scientology ads getting placed here. The so-called "Church" of Scientology puts out a lot of anti-psychiatry and anti-pharma propaganda on a regular basis. Part of Scientology's hard-sell tactics involves trying to put forth their quackery as a viable substitute to all types of psychiatric treatment.

But whatever the cause, you have done right by raising your voice and flying the flags of discontent!


roslon 7 years ago

I'm a fan of free speech just like the next guy, but enough is enough, I wish these people would just grab their tin cans and go look for Xenu in peace, they are getting beyond annoying.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

debris: You're absolutely correct. I am not going to argue against the right of a Sadist Club to advertise its weekly meetings as long as they don't do it on a webpage which is authored and controlled by me. That insinuates to the reader that I am endorsing BDSM and that is completely unacceptable to me. In exactly the same way I did not authorize Google in any way shape or form to associate my name, works, and reputation with Scientology thus should have a way to opt out ahead of time from ALL similarly controversial and/or distasteful advertising. Thanks for the Digg! I appreciate it!

GoofFloof: Yes, I have a number of Medical Hubs although only a couple deal with psychiatric issues which would fall over into the area of LRH Tech's noted displeasure with the profession. However, there is still the issue of more than a thousand completely unrelated Hubs which are displaying these unacceptable ads which I do not want and do not endorse and do not want to profit from at all. Thank you for your support and agreement. It is profoundly appreciated.

roslon: I completely agree that they have crossed the line this time, and I certainly plan to keep the pressure up on Google to end this abuse.


Anonymous 7 years ago

All the bs $cientology adds have got to go.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Definitely off my pages! :)


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I agree with you those ads have to go.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Then please join me in informing Google LOUDLY AND CLEARLY that we ALL want to opt out of anything to do with Scientology.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I agree with you, Hal.  You make fine points here, as do many of your commentators.  I'll tell you something else that bothers me.  I have rented 3500 movies from Netflix and they keep recommending homo movies in my recommendations, supposedly based on my viewing history.  I would never watch a homo movie, unless I had accidentally swallowed poison and need to puke.


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johnb0127 7 years ago from TX

Great job Hal! Stand up for what you believe in! I know I would HATE an ad like this on my hubs. Great job... Hope you win


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks, James A Watkins. The algorithms that "suggest" things like video rentals and ads on sites are driven by completely obtuse algorithms and individuals truly have to take a stand and make it evident to these companies providing this inappropriate content THAT WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!

Thanks, johnb0127. I'm taking this to the limit! Please help me out and Digg this for all you can! We need to get this issue in front of as many people as possible!


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BaliMermaid 7 years ago from Ubud Bali

To block ads from the Scientology group getting onto your Adsense Account take the following steps.

click -> Adsense Set up

click > Competitive Ad Filter

Enter this into the ad filter field  scientology.org

You should now see the following information

AdSense for Content filters

Enter URLs to filter from ads on your content pages, then click Save changes. Changes will take effect within a few hours. You can block an ad by entering either its display URL or destination URL. Please do not click on your own ads to determine the destination URL, as this is a violation of our program policies. To determine the URL to filter, please review our Competitive Ad Filter Guide.

scientology.org


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AnonLover 7 years ago from Project Chanology

A Gift For You Mr. Licino, For Your Reading Pleasure & Ultimate Delight...

http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/proj...

It's a Beautiful Day on the Interwebz, the walls of the cult's evil empire are beginning to crack, and I ohhhh so hope this helps bring about the "right time" for bringing forth your dirt to ripen all the sooner!


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mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

I'm not going to argue over the right to express religious views or anything else - it's just WRONG to have 'scientology' matched up with every single topic and keyword on hubs...I got a kick out of Misha's response *click*


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

They are going to brain wash you. Click on the ad. You know you want to ...Muhahahahaha


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

Why don't you start an online petition? It is easy to do. We will all sign it, we are with ya Hal.

dori


nazishnasim 7 years ago

Agreed agreed ... I can even see it playing infront of my eyes whenever I close my lids. The other day I had a dream about it too!


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BaliMermaid 7 years ago from Ubud Bali

UPDATE: The Scientology ads are hiding under a You Tube URL so putting scientology.org in the adsense competitive ad filter will not remove them. Today I found the URL and this is what you need to enter to block the ads, at least for now.

http://www.youtube.com/churchofscientologyGood Luck.


Hubble 7 years ago from UK

Couldn't agree more, thanks for those links, I've now disallowed them.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

BaliMermaid: As you have seen there is no point blocking a specific URL as not just Scientology, but various other ads pop up under misleading or unique URLs. My basic point is that online writers should not have to block ads AFTER they have appeared on their sites, as it's somewhat comparable to remembering to stay away from that weird man AFTER he's raped you. I don't want ONE of my readers to see ONE Scientology ad on my page. Ever. That is why Google HAS to implement a simple checklist which allows individuals to OPT OUT of entire CATEGORIES OF ADS BEFORE they appear.

AnonLover: Miscavige is a CENSORED, CENSORED, CENSORED son of a CENSORED. (Ok... that's self-censoring). :) Thank you for the link as I hadn't seen that report before. Believe me, my friend... the time is coming very soon. I just have some more ducks that have to be lined up. :)

mythbuster: Agreed completely and that is why my Google Opt Out policy is IMHO the way to go. I think Misha's great (but don't tell him as I don't want to swell his head...) :)

Paper Moon: What Scientology does to the unfortunate people who fall into their web is not technically brainwashing, but, heck, it has just about the same effect!

fortunerep: Thank you so much for your support! Much appreciated! I'd love to do an online petition. What format do you think is the best? Do you think a Hub with commenters saying YES or NO? Is there another format that would work better?

nazishnasim: When Scientology gets into your dreams, that's the time that you need to take a vacation! :)

Hubble: Disallowing them is definitely the way to go, but having them not show up at all is even better!


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dawei888 7 years ago

Hi Hal - I'm 100% with you on this one. I'm not located in N. America so I thought that those darn Scei (can't even spell it!) Scientology ads were popping into my hubs because of the regional difference. Google adsense and Google itself for that matter is supposed to be all about relevance. I'm glad you spoke up about this. Hopefully somebody over at adsense will chance upon your hub and speak up in the office! -dawei888


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks! I certainly plan to keep the pressure up on Google to set up the system that would allow website authors to opt out of ads like these! I'm approaching them DIRECTLY and not waiting for them to stumble onto this. I will inform my Hub readers of any reply as soon as I get one!


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

Hal, I am checking into all the formats for an online petition, will let you know asap

dori


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt

I HATE THIS THING


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Mezo 7 years ago from Egypt

LET us ALL put scientology.org on our competitive ad filter and see what happens....


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

fortunerep: Thanks for the effort. I look forward to your findings.

Mezo: The problem with boycotts is always the same. Not enough people give a damn and the boycott fails. That's why I'm attempting to make as big a splash as possible with Google to see if they can implement PRE-OPT-OUTS.


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Elusen 7 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

Hal, I could not agree more! And yet, I read this hub - and there it remains. This is ridiculous!


Andrew 7 years ago

Hal, a Scientology media person actually contacted me about placing links to a YouTube playlist on my blog.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Elusen: Thanks! I specifically did not block scientology.org after I wrote this Hub as I am trying to make the case to Google for opt-outs. After all, the damage is done and it should never have been allowed there in the first place with the onus on Google to stop it before it's placed on my page.

Andrew: By all means tell that media person to contact me, and I'll be more than happy to cut them a new rectum. :)


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lrohner 7 years ago from USA

Great hub and...DITTO DITTO DITTO, Hal. You rock!


GLORIA 7 years ago

With your hub and all the fuss you're doing you are contributing to spread scientology even more. that's what they want. can't you see??!! now everybody that doesn't know much about it are goin to click the ads to find out.

you can't fight against scientology... ask tom cruise. LOL


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Irohner: Thanks! I appreciate it!

GLORIA: There are literally hundreds of anti-Scientology forums attended by countless thousands of individuals, on top of SeaOrg's countless millions of dollars in ad expenditures. I can assure you that I'm but a tiny flea on the side of the elephant. But I can also assure you that when I bite down hard, the elephant is going to notice! :)


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anime_nanet 7 years ago from Portugal

Quite interesting hub Hal. It's a good idea if google could provide us with controversial categories that we could choose to eliminate from our pages.

As always it's always nice to read your hearted opinions here in HubLand!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks anime_nanet! I appreciate your ongoing support! :)


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fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

hal, I started an online petition about the ads, go here to sign and spread the word

http://www.care2.com/next/223493945/94402475

dori


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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Up to 100 score, Hal, so you must have touched a nerve. Fully agree with everything that you say. Isn't it nice to see religious folks and atheists; conservatives and liberals; all joining together in a common cause.

Hate them - they are banned in Greece, and nobody misses them.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

fortunerep: Done, and I encourage all who read this to go to that link right away!

Sufidreamer: It is absolutely correct that Scientology is a cause that all can agree to unite against (except Scientologists)! I pray that the USA will become as enlightened as Greece!


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Dorsi 7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

I agree with you Hal, I wouldn't want them on my hubs either. I had a bad experience with a scientologist who accused me of poisoning my kids years ago - because they took medicine daily - and it has left me with a very bad taste ever since.

I've dugg this too. I wish you success in getting these ads off your hubs!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks, Dorsi. Even Travolta himself has had to finally admit that his Scientology-driven restraint from medicating Jett contributed to his death. It is truly amazing what kind of nonsense these people like to spout!


GLORIA 7 years ago

I hope than when the elephant notice, he's not going to step on you. good luck!!! i don't like them either but i'm very old and i've been around, i assure you! I'm rather skeptical about your succeding. sorry. wish you the best!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

That's why I've held off for about 20 years on lettin' them have it with all barrels blazing. The time is not yet right for me quite yet, but I hope soon... when I no longer have to fear their retaliation against my loved ones!


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Laura Spector 7 years ago from Chiang Mai, Thailand

Being new to HubPages, I wasn't sure why they kept creeping up on all my pages...Now I clearly get the picture. Thanks for writing this hub - my sentiments exactly. It amazes me how much money they must have, and how shameful it is that they waste it on such nonsense when there are plenty of causes out there they could be funding as an organized religion. On their behalf, I suppose its an intelligent way to crusade into the future. I don't know too many other "religious" groups that recruit on the internet. But, aren't we done with crusades already? It sure would be nice to see adverts for something a bit more in line with what I'm writing, or for a more favorable organization. Thanks for bringing this to light and speaking out about it. Good luck to us all!


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Johnyboy 7 years ago

What? scientologists? Ripp the scamers off.


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musicprof 7 years ago from New Orleans

The organization is just another cult in disguise trying to prey on people during their lowest times, bringing a bad name to religion. They must be stopped and Hal, I hope you will be successful in your efforts.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Laura Spector: The only thing that Scientology is interested in funding is their own bank accounts. They are as much an organized "religion" as I am Mr. Olympia.

Johnyboy: You're preaching to the converted here, as my opinion of Scientology could not possibly be any lower than it is.

musicprof: Thanks, and I wholeheartedly agree with your statements!


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creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

dude... go to your adsense control panel and filter ads from scientology site.. this will solve the issue.. no more such ads will appear.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

No one is listening the ad is still there. !


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia

I think they are messing with you Hal you now have two ads showing !

and my guess is that you kindly put the image at the top that shows their name . so now on my screen it is showing 3 lots of the same thing. I think im gonna chuck !


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

creativeMind: I've already addressed that issue. The bottom line is the ad should never have appeared.

agvulpes: I'm going through the rigamarole with Google and hoping to get a resolution soon. I will certainly post the replies. Please try to keep from puking until then! :)


Thoth Harris 7 years ago

I totally agree: Google should get the freakin' ads off all the blogger pages, and any other pages where people, whose pages, are don't want them.

The scientology ads are totally pukeworthy.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Right on (about the sci ads being pukeworthy)!

BTW, no reply from Google yet! :(


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privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

I want the reversephonedetective ad OFF my PROFILE!

What do you do?

This guy is a TOTAL SCAM!!!

Help? Ideas??

Melanie


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privateye2500 7 years ago from Canada, USA, London

PS/Bali - it isn't working - it's still there (the ad); also this guy has 1000's of url's that all re-direct to his scam.

Maybe I'll just write a hub on this crap!

Melanie

oh and ps to Hal - who said: I profoundly honor and respect all major world religions, Scientology is worthy of the name religion as I'm worthy of the name Jesus Christ.

And, yes, I could say lots more, but I don't particularly savor the prospect of finding a poisonous snake in my mail box tomorrow morning. I wouldn't be so concerned just for myself, but I simply cannot put innocent loved ones at peril.

Boy do I HEAR you - I received a dead rat in the mail.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

You can go to your google adsense account and block that particular ad. However, if this scumbag is using redirects, there is no way google can block them all. I guess with your name being privateye, you're attracting all sorts of crazy spy ads!


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Carol the Writer 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hal, You are saying what a lot of people are thinking but are afraid to say. Thanks for pointing out that people have a choice and that filtering is possible. - Carol


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks. When it comes to Scientology, I would like to filter them right into the nearest sewer! :)


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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Far better idea would be to tell everyone to click the weirdo's adds as many times as possible, then Sci freaks would get an enormous Adwords bill every week and we'd all earn money, well you would anyway..... until they realized we were hitting them! then they would cancel their own adds.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Yeah, and everyone whose Hubs got clicked on would have their Adsense account yanked. No thanks! :)


Tom Cruise 6 years ago

Xenu will have you burn in hell for this outburst!


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nms 6 years ago from Cochin

yeah true


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Xenu is going to throw me into the Hawaiian Volcano personally! :)


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Charles James 6 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

A good hub!

What gets my dander up was the "Meet Asian Babes" and similar ads on my education and immigration hubs, which diminishes my reputation.

Perhaps some of you influential kilohubbers and halfkilohubbers could get together and approach HubPages collectively - off screen - and ask them to negotiate with Google about the problem.

I am writing one big hub now that is so important to me that I have not ticked the "complies with Google Adsens" box. I would rather have no ads on it than bad ones. If we all did it on all our hubs it would reduce HubPages and our own incomes, so it is not really a way forward.


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Charles James 6 years ago from Yorkshire, UK

My bright idea does not work. If there is no Adsens advert, HubPages will not publish.

I like Hubpages and will just have to put up with it.


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Hitoshura 5 years ago from UK

I thought we could block these ads? Have just seen one on one of my pages, pretty shocked that this was written so long ago and it's still happening. Surely there's a solution to this like blocking the ads from our adsense accounts like has already been said. Then even if there's redirects, whatever they are there's surely a way to sort that problem out too.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I'd rather not see any religious ads on any of my hubs, no matter what the religion. Unless, I am writing something that is related to the religion being advertised, I cannot see how this would be apprpriate.

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