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Uncle JUICE

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  1. Uncle JUICE

    Kailyn: Kail Smash!

    WORD UP.
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    Kailyn: Kail Smash!

    I think that's either from the Joe Perry of Aerosmith 1987 Wardrobe, or this guy:
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    Kailyn: Kail Smash!

    Technically isn't that prank walking in on your dad who either is about to or just finished wiping his ass? I mean he's standing up off the toilet. I mean normal reaction mid dump would be "Yo, OCCUPIED< get out!" while seated. Ugh I hate these people.
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    S09.E04: Don't Wanna Go Home

    THe answer is when they were filming her about overdosing with Keifer, and every day since. Not only complicit, though. Accomplices. Without their funding, most of these girls would have figured out how to live their lives in some sensible way, instead of developing these delusions that they're somehow important contributors or actual celebrities. They wouldn't have leased 25 cars, gotten full arm sleeves of tattoos, filled their asses with plastic surgery, none of that, if they'd canceled this program when it was the responsible thing to do. Instead they made a deal with the devil, and one day not far in the future, something really shitty's going to happen, and the people who work these shows every day, the production folks, one of them won't be able to sleep at night ever again. Larry or whoever will be just fine. The camera person who didn't call the police? That person's going to have a lot to live with one day. That these girls act as if they're actual talent, like they've achieved something, makes me wonder if the lions or cheetahs or gorillas in a zoo feel like they're so much more special than the ones in the wild, because no one's looking at those dummies! It's so much better to be cooped up so long as everyone's paying attention to you. This has been an Uncle Juice interruption. Please resume keeping me informed of how terrible this show is :).
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Hi everyone. I stopped watching this show several years ago, but always follow the board (ride or die for you, PTV). I'd love to ask this show to be cancelled (it's on its way, MTV is just fumbling around trying to fill the programming hours, almost anything can get the ratings this show gets now), but seriously, how can they sleep at night knowing they're enabling these two? THose are two of the grossest posts I've ever read. Jenelle is really going to end up in deep shit when she can't earn.
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    I'd hope you're right, but that actually seems to bolster their case: they were exempt as a religion, then not, then courts decided they were actually a religion and due the exemption, would be how that had to go. In which case you have a direct precedent with this specific entity you'd need to argue around, and as it's a religion, it'd quickly grow from a tax code issue to a constitutional issue and likely in the Supreme Court, no? Havng already won a case in the past to restore that exemption, you'd have to argue that the ruling was incorrect in the first place, I'd imagine. Listen I'd love nothing more than to see this ridiculous organization euthanized and its followers freed, but I just can't figure a way to that without serious funding lost first (meaning mass defection, cratered recruitment). Please let me live in a world where I hear Brett Kavanaugh say "Xenu."
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    Why would a fully functional IRS ever take on the tax exempt status of this religion? I promise you, there would be an army of evangelical and otherwise Christian, Jewish and Muslim activist attorneys taking up the banner on behalf of Scientology to fight any such change. There's simply not a way to do it that doesn't essentially say "this religion is fake." I'm pretty sure the IRS has designated atheism as a religious organization to give secular charities some of the same tax breaks religious ones get specifically to avoid having to answer the question of "Why don't I get those tax breaks if I don't believe in XYZ but I'm doing the same work?" It's an even stickier wicket if you're trying to get the government to declare a religion invalid. This is a 'genie back in the bottle' problem, not a problem of profile or IRS resources, I'm afraid.
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    I'm reminded of Reverend Lovejoy admonishing the good people of Springfield First Presbylutheran that "Tithing means ten percent OFF THE TOP, people." How on earth would they enforce that if you moved out of the parish?
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    I think that line is REALLY hazy: what was the biblical Jesus if not a charismatic leader? If that story is true, and you were a citizen of Roman-held Jerusalem in 30 AD, the overwhelming public opinion would very likely describe that character in the same way you probably describe cult leaders you mention. Look at the Hale - Bopp comet folks whose name I don't remember: he was telling his followers they'd be taken away in space on a comet to some other planet for a much better life, too. I agree with you on their co-opting various religious symbologies, too, but then we run right into early Christians co-opting various pagan holidays and symobology, too (what's a bunny or an egg got to do with resurrection? answer is they come from pagan springtime fertility rituals). I'm not attacking your beliefs or anyone else's, it just seems weird for one religion to call another sketchy or wrong when the practices are not that different, they're just not as old.
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    This is the real challenge: how do you define one versus the other. I can't think of conditions that apply to or describe one that can't be said to apply to or describe the other.
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    I always felt this way about the "Bishop's Annual Appeal" campaign that seemed to run from June to April. If it's so important to get the money from somewhere, why not just pray for it? Luke 14:26: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. I only point it out because again, because Scientology is NEW, it's viewed as strange or insidious. It's not THAT different, at all. ETA I should say it's viewed that way BY DEFAULT. In this case it's certainly true that it's insidious and strange, I'm just trying to demonstrate that if this were not NEW, it wouldn't be immediately viewed that way. Look at LDS, they were viewed as weirdos when they first started, they were viewed as a cult, too, but here we are 150 years later and that classification has largely dissipated. I bet they're really happy that Scientology came along and took the focus off THEIR 'new' religion.
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    S03.E06: Ideal Orgs

    Scientology won't fizzle due to any federal auditing of its books, because they have been classified as a religion. The first thing Scientology would do is demand equal treatment, which immediately would draw the ire of every one of the evangelical sects of Christianity. How many of those 'parish centers' are just excuses for tax free mansions for guys like Jimmy Swagget or Jimmy Baker or Haggard or Joel Osteen to live in, or tax free dollars to spend on private jets and 'retreats' and 'missions'? And how much money do those evangelicals give to politicians locally and nationally? I highly doubt there'd be a lot of support for equal treatment. And you cannot remove Scientology's extant designation that it's a religion without inherently opening the door for the secular American taxpayer to do the same to any other religion. I've said it in multiple threads: you cannot say "Scientology's obviously not a religion because we all know Xenu doesn't exist," because you can replace the bolded with literally any other religious tenets, and there's no real way to prove legitimacy. Hence the only truly democratic outcome would be to strip ALL religious and faith based organizations of their tax incentives. Heck, even if church officials are convicted of crimes, the tax exemption and religious designation aren't at fault or at risk, just the individuals. In fact, I bet if these guys straight up ADMITTED that it's a fraud and they never intended it to be a religion, they'd still keep both. The notion that Scientology is some fundamentally different economic model than any other major American religion is simply biased view because it's new. What will take down scientology must come from the root: show these people to be frauds and then recruitment dwindles to near zero.
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    S07.E30: Eye to Eye

    Oh my god, you've discovered the thing that would make me go back to watching this program!!! Now I can't stop picturing Tyler having emotional moments as breaking out into slam poetry right on the spot, and his mom being like "Just let it out Tyty, mmm! Preach!" while he says stuff in that stupid slam poetry meter. To quote Leslie Knope, "anything......is a SLAM...when you SAY it....like THIS."
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    S07.E30: Eye to Eye

    Oh please, I'm way worse. I saw the commercial and said it was the army consisting of James deen / derek walking on water / uber driver she accused of leering / guy on the pedal boat from Austin/ muscle.guy from season she lived in fort Lauderdale without Sophia prior to porn / Arabian guy at casino who she was escorting with.
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    S03.E03: Spies Like Us

    The government is not going to be put into a position that essentially allows them to determine Religion A is a "real" or "legitimate" faith and Religion B is not, because there is literally no way to make that argument. That ship sailed permanently once they granted tax exemption. In order to do it fairly, they would have to remove all religion or faith based tax exemptions.
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