Why Dianetics

"Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health" was released on May 9th 1950, by L.Ron Hubbard.

The book Dianetics was dedicated to Will Durant, he and his wife were awarded the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" in 1977.

Within 2 years of authoring the book Hubbard became the first to scientifically isolate and identify the human spirit.

No book before it delivered an understanding of the mind and life. And no other subject provided the means to release the full potential of the mind.

Random House Modern Library Reader's poll ranked Dianetics among the ten most significant nonfiction works of the 20th century.

In the 21st century a reader picks up a copy somewhere is the world every 4.8 seconds.

For over fifty years Dianetics has been the top-selling book on the human mind for one reason: IT WORKS.

Dianetics provides the only method to get rid of the single source of problems, stress and unhappiness – the reactive mind, and it can be applied by a layman within a few short hours of study.

Dianetics is a culmination and result of over 20 years of research by Mr. Dianetics. Hubbard into the investigation of life force . In fact Dianetics is actually the third book; the first publication of preliminary work in manuscript form is called "Dianetics: The Original Thesis", it was written for close colleagues and interested University associates.

The Second publication is called "Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science", it was originally written for a national magazine to coincide with the release of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". This volume accounts Mr. Hubbard's two-decade journey of discovery and how he applied a scientific methodology to the problems of the human mind.

Dianetics as presented in DMSMH actually deals with Individual Dianetics , as Dianetics is actually a family of sciences embracing the various humanities and translating them into useful prejudice definitions.

Most importantly, the skills offered in this handbook will produce the Dianetic Clear , an optimum individual with intelligence significantly larger than the current normal, or the Dianetic Release , an individual who has been freed from his major anxieties or illnesses. The Release can be done in less than twenty hours of work and is a state superior to any produced by several years of psychoanalysis, since the release will not relapse.

New York Times best-sellers are generally branded as such because they are of great literary value and popular in magnitude, but a book that hits this list and stays on it for decades is much more than a hot book, it is a discovery.

Why Dianetics? Because it WORKS. …

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Teemu Pohjola is appointed the CFO of Polttimo and Viking Malt Group

Teemu Pohjola is appointed CFO of Polttimo and Viking Malt Group effective 3rd of November 2020.

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Teemu Pohjola is appointed CFO of Polttimo and Viking Malt Group effective 3rd of November 2020. Photo: Viking Malt.

Previously Teemu Pohjola held the position of the CFO of Huhtamäki Fiber and Foodservice segment leading an international team of Finance professionals driving its financial strategy and performance since 2017. Prior to that he has worked in international context for 15 years, holding several strategic finance positions in among others Fazer and Salcomp.

“We are pleased to welcome Teemu to our leadership team,” said Kasper Madsen, CEO of Viking Malt Group. “His deep and extensive experience in leading the financial operations in an international context as well as driving the strategic initiatives will be very valuable for us. He will provide strong leadership and is an excellent addition to the team.”

“I am excited to join a company with a strong business model and a proud history and look forward to working with the team to execute the strategy and vision of the company´s priorities.”

As CFO, Teemu Pohjola will lead the finance organization across the five Viking Malt countries and will be responsible for IT as well as accounting, treasury, financial planning, analysis and tax. He is also the Secretary of Polttimo, Viking Malt and Senson.

Teemu holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Mercuria Business School and MBA from Hanken School of Economics.

Background info

Polttimo Group

Polttimo Group, established in 1883, is an international group of companies, specializing in manufacturing raw materials and raw materials solutions for the food and beverage industry around the world. We create new innovative grain-based solutions for our customers. Our main products are malt for brewing, craft brewing and distilling as well as cereal-based ingredients. Our group consists of Viking Malt Group, the leading Nordic malting company, and Senson Oy, manufacturing malt extracts and flours, cereal extracts, enzymes and many other innovative ingredients.

Viking Malt Group

Viking Malt is the number one malting company in Northern Europe, and the world’s leading company of special malts. A dedicated team, good quality malting barley and six efficient production sites with a capacity of 600 000 tons form the basis for our offering to international and local brewers and distillers.

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District 25-6A football update: Career day by Israel Morgan helps Round Rock get above .500 – Sports – Austin American-Statesman


Team of the Week: Vandegrift

The Vipers (4-1, 3-0 District 25-6A) were dominant in a 35-6 win over Cedar Ridge which marked their 19th straight district win. Vandegrift’s defense held the Raiders to 160 yards of offense and had an interception return for a touchdown, while its offense had a balanced attack as Ryan Back threw for 168 yards and the Vipers rushed for 145 yards as a team. Ryan Sheppard scored two touchdowns on the ground, Reece Beauchamp added a score with his legs, and Back hit Bowen Lewis for a 33-yard TD. Logan Arnold had the Vipers’ pick-six, returning it 45 yards in the fourth quarter. Vandegrift hasn’t lost a district game since Nov. 10, 2017, when it fell to Lake Travis.

Player of the Week: Israel Morgan, Round Rock

Morgan, a senior, scored six touchdowns overall as he ran for a career-high 252 yards and five touchdowns and added a receiving score to lead the Dragons to a 55-9 win over McNeil. Morgan had scoring runs of 2, 5, 64, 10 and 4 yards and caught a 9-yard TD pass from Seth Ford.

The Dragons (3-2, 2-1) rushed for 437 yards, with Tray McCoy-Gay adding 140 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Ford finished 11 of 12 through the air for 75 yards.

Honorable mention: Kyle Brown, Vista Ridge

Brown, a senior, completed 17 of 22 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns as the Rangers topped Westwood, 48-21. Brown hit Kwade Hegtvedt (8 receptions, 125 yards) and Jacob Bowerman (4 catches, 104 yards) for two TDs apiece. Alex Berndlmaier added two scores on the ground for the Rangers (5-1, 3-1). For the season, Brown has thrown for 22 touchdowns and more than 1,700 yards.

The rest of the district

Hutto (3-2, 2-1) defeated Stony Point, 29-9, behind 284 yards and two touchdowns passing from freshman William Hammond. Sean Davis hauled in five passes for 100 yards and both of Hammond’s scoring throws, while Brody Bujnoch ran for two scores for the Hippos. Cameron Cook rushed for 78 yards and a TD to pace the Tigers (1-2, 0-2). … Joaquin Sandoval had a 4-yard TD run for Cedar Ridge (2-3, 1-2). … RJ Martinez threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and had another score with his legs for Westwood (2-2, 1-1). … Jackson Collins threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Anderson for McNeil (0-6, 0-4).


Game of the Week: Vista Ridge at Hutto (Friday)

Are the Hippos a serious playoff contender? We should know more after this game, which features two teams with one district loss. Hutto’s wins came against McNeil and Stony Point, and the competition takes a step up with the Rangers. Vista Ridge needs to keep piling up the wins to feel secure in getting a postseason spot, as a game with Round Rock still looms.

Other games

Thursday, Westwood hosts Vandegrift.

Friday, Round Rock welcomes Stony Point and Cedar Ridge hosts McNeil.

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This Week Jupiter Aligns With Saturn. What Happens Next Will Be A Once-In-A-Lifetime Sky Event

What is that bright “star?”

If you look to the south anytime after dark this season you’ll see a very bright object in the night sky. It’s Jupiter. Look 5° to its left (so to the south-east) and you’ll see the much dimmer sight of Saturn. These giant planets have been dominating the post-sunset sky for much of 2020, and after reaching their super-bright oppositions (July 14, 2020 for Jupiter and July 20, 2020 for Saturn) they are now past their best. 

Both of the Solar System’s giant planets will be gone from the night sky by Christmas, but before they do, they will stage one last dazzling finale in the form of the “Great Conjunction 2020” on Monday, December 21, 2020.  

MORE FROM FORBESWhat’s That Really Bright ‘Star’ In The Night Sky?

On the the exact date of the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn appear closer together in the night sky that and at any point since July 16, 1623.

Back then, the Dutch were busy establishing the New Netherland colony in modern-day New York state and the first English settlement was founded in New Hampshire. It was about 15 years after the telescope was invented, so perhaps someone in Europe got a close-up.

So why am I telling you all of this today? Apart from giving you a chance to mark the date in your calendars, today is a landmark day that will culminate in December’s dazzling sight. Today sees Jupiter and Saturn in a rare position in the Solar System that will set-up the “Great Conjunction 2020.”  

Here’s everything you need to know about the “Great Conjunction 2020” and why today is a critical point in making it happen. 

What is a conjunction? 

A conjunction is simply the sight of two objects appearing to be very close together in the night sky. Almost each month you can see the Moon in conjunction with a planet as it appears to pass close by. Planetary conjunctions are rarer. 

So conjunctions are illusions, line-of-sight phenomenons that aren’t actually occurring. After all, the Moon orbits Earth from an average of 238,900 miles out and only appears to be close to the planets, which are obviously so much further away (for example, Mars is presently about 44 million miles from Earth). 

MORE FROM FORBESWhen Is The Next Solar And Lunar Eclipse? They’re Sooner Than You Think

When is the ‘Great Conjunction 2020?’ 

This “Great Conjunction 2020” will occur on Monday, December 21, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn appear in our post-sunset night sky just 0.06º apart. That’s about the same as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction of August 27, 2016, so this

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Washington coach mum on starting QB vs. Cal; San Jose State QB honored

In Jimmy Lake’s debut as Washington head coach, he’s not going to share anything about who his starting quarterback will be before Saturday’s opener at Cal.

“Great question. I guess we will find out about 7:34 p.m. Pacific time, right around there on Saturday night,” Lake said Monday.

No bigger question surrounds Lake’s first game in charge of the Huskies than who will be under center against the Bears. After several weeks of practice and a few scrimmages, Lake is still keeping the decision under wraps as to which of his four options will take that first snap.

The favorite from the start has appeared to be graduate transfer Kevin Thomson because he has the most experience. Thomson was the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year last year at Sacramento State before deciding to transfer back home to finish his college career at Washington.

Thomson threw 450 passes and 27 touchdowns in 2019. Washington’s other three QB options — Jacob Sirmon, Dylan Morris and Ethan Garbers — have combined to throw three passes in college, all of them by Sirmon last season.

Whoever the starter is, he will direct a new offense under first-year offensive coordinator John Donovan. Lake has also said the Huskies could use multiple QBs to start and all four were listed as potential starters on the depth chart.

“If there’s a guy that can just take over the reins and be the guy, then he’ll be the guy,” Lake said. “But from a defensive standpoint, if there’s a guy back there that can just take control, that’s difficult to defend. If there’s a two-headed monster back there, that’s difficult to defend. We’re going to do whatever is best for our team to make sure we get victories.”

Washington has been blessed with experience at the position for years. Jake Browning was a four-year starter at quarterback for the Huskies and Jacob Eason brought one year’s worth of experience starting in the SEC when he took over for Browning last season.

San Jose State quarterback Nick Starkel was named Mountain West bOffensive Player of the Week.

San Jose State quarterback Nick Starkel was named Mountain West bOffensive Player of the Week.

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Lake said his decision to not announce the starter comes from a competitive standpoint. His predecessor, Chris Petersen, did the same ahead of Browning’s first game in 2015.

Honor for Spartan: San Jose State quarterback Nick Starkel was named the Mountain West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. The grad transfer from Arkansas completed 34 of 47 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans’ 38-21 win over New Mexico on Saturday. The Spartans will try to go 3-0 for the first time since 1982 when they face San Diego State (2-0) in Carson (Los Angeles County) on Friday night.

— Steve Kroner

Briefly: Pittsburgh safety Paris Ford, a redshirt junior and an All-ACC selection last season, has opted out of the Panthers’ final four games. … The SEC docked Florida coach Dan Mullen $25,000 for his role in a benches-clearing brawl

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Bay High School selected as College Success Award winner: West Shore Chatter

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Congratulations to Bay High School, which recently was recognized as a 2020 College Success Award winner by GreatSchools.org. The award honors public high schools doing an extraordinary job preparing students for college and beyond.


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BHS was one of only 2,158 public high schools across the country to be recognized.

This is the third year for the College Success Award. College Success Award-winning high schools are identified based on school-level college preparation and post-secondary data which are collected and shared by their states. The data indicates whether students are prepared for college, enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there and/or continue on to their second year. GreatSchools.org is a nonprofit website that reaches more than 46 million users every year. It is supported by charitable foundations that support educational causes that seek to shine a spotlight on education excellence across the country. Remembering those who served: Veterans Day will be observed on Nov. 11, recalling the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served the United States as members of the military.

Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their country, Veterans Day honors all who served – living and dead. The observance began as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month: Nov. 11, 1918. In 1954, it was renamed Veterans Day.

Many cities, including Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake have memorials or plaques dedicated to their veterans. During non-pandemic times, many communities also celebrate those who served with patriotic ceremonies.

In Bay Village, the Veterans Honor Wall is located in the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, which unfortunately remains closed because of the coronavirus. The usual veterans’ luncheon will not take place this year, either.

But we still can take a minute to thank all veterans for their service.

Connecting for Kids: With the pandemic continuing, Connecting for Kids’ November programs will be offered on the Zoom virtual platform. Registration is required and can be completed online at connectingforkids.org/register; by email at [email protected]; or by calling/texting 440-570-5908; para español, 440-907-9130.

The Early Childhood Education Series: Using Social Stories to Teach Behavioral Skills will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The program will feature early childhood intervention professionals explaining how to use short stories with simple text and pictures to reinforce accepted and proper behavior for children ages 18 months to 6 years. The program offers a safe space to connect with both professionals and other families and will not be recorded. The first 20 households who register and sign on to Zoom will get a free social story kit to make at home – one kit per household.

This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library and is supported by a grant from GPD Employees’ Foundation. The Virtual Early Childhood Education Series is sponsored by the

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How to Explain the Electoral College to Kids

It’s hard to escape headlines about the election. And with many kids, and parents, spending more time at home, conversations and questions are coming up more frequently. One thing that makes America’s election unique is the Electoral College. The Electoral College is complicated, even for adults. It’s also highly contested, as there have been about 700 attempts to reform or abolish it. Furthermore, four presidencies have been secured by winning the Electoral College, but not the popular vote. While it may be complicated, it’s an essential part of understanding how our democracy functions, and why election outcomes happen the way they do. Here’s how you can answer questions about the electoral college from kids that want to know.

What Is the Electoral College?

The Electoral College is a group of people chosen to represent their state in the election. These people, known as electors, have the important job of representing the way that their state voted. For example, your class might have a class leader who speaks for the class when important decisions need to be made. Instead of hearing 20-30 voices, the teacher just has to listen to one person, who represents the best interests of the class.

How Are Electors Chosen?

Each state gets a certain number of electors, which equal the number of representatives it has in the House and Senate. For example, big states like California, Texas and Florida have the most electors, because they have the most people. This makes sure that representation is fair.

The way that electors are chosen varies by state. Most states choose their electors at political party conventions. Political parties are groups of people with similar interests, and they host conventions, which are basically big meetings, to make important decisions. For example, your school might have a “Recess After Lunch” group and a “Recess Before Lunch” group. Because each group has a different opinion, they have a big meeting where they choose different people to represent them.

How Does the Electoral College Work?

During the election, the state counts all of the votes, then decides who received the most votes. The candidate that receives the most votes wins all of the electors. Even if an election is very close, one candidate still gets all of the electoral votes (except in Maine and Nebraska). Once all of the electoral votes are counted, the candidate with the most electoral votes wins.

Why Do We Have It?

It might seem strange that we have electors, or class leaders, instead of just having everyone in the class vote. Remember, the Constitution was written a long time ago, when states were very concerned with having their individual rights and interests protected. And states mostly wanted to protect their best interests, that is, the interests of the majority. State leaders wanted to make sure their states were represented by the majority, which is why the leading candidate gets all of the electoral votes.

So, if 14 of the kids in your class vote to have recess

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NASA objects to new megaconstellation, citing risk of “catastrophic collison”

Dashes fleck the night sky.
Enlarge / Sixty Starlink Internet communication satellites from SpaceX are seen in the night sky over Vladivostok.

NASA has formally commented (PDF) on a request by a US company to build a megaconstellation of satellites at an altitude of 720km above the Earth’s surface, citing concerns about collisions. This appears to be the first time that NASA has publicly commented on such an application for market access, which is pending before the Federal Communications Commission.

“NASA submits this letter during the public comment period for the purpose of providing a better understanding of NASA’s concerns with respect to its assets on-orbit, to further mitigate the risks of collisions for the mutual benefit of all involved,” wrote Samantha Fonder, an engineer for the space agency.

At issue are plans put forth by AST & Science, which intends to build a constellation of more than 240 large satellites, essentially deploying “cell towers” in space to provide 4G and possibly 5G broadband connection directly to cell phones on Earth. The company, based in Midland, Texas, calls its constellation “SpaceMobile” and has raised an estimated $120 million.

The space agency felt compelled to comment on AST’s proposal for several reasons. Most notably, the proposed altitude for the SpaceMobile constellation lies near the “A-Train,” a group of 10 Earth-science monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the US Geological Survey, as well as partners in France and Japan. “Historical experience with the A-Train constellation has shown that this particular region of space tends to produce a large number of conjunctions between space objects,” the NASA letter states.

They’re big, too

The satellites are also very large. In order to provide service, AST plans to build spacecraft with large phased array antennae—900 square meters. According to NASA, in planning for potential conjunctions with other satellites and debris in this orbit, this would require proscribing a “hard-body radius” of 30 meters, or as much as 10 times larger than other satellites.

Maneuvering around the proposed SpaceMobile constellation would be extraordinarily taxing, NASA said. “For the completed constellation of 243 satellites, one can expect 1,500 mitigation actions per year and perhaps 15,000 planning activities,” the space agency stated. “This would equate to four maneuvers and 40 active planning activities on any given day.”

Finally, the space agency is concerned because AST has never built a satellite remotely close in size to the 1-ton or larger vehicles that will populate its constellation. Given this lack of experience, it is expected that 10 percent or more of the satellites may fail, making them unable to maneuver to avoid collisions. NASA found the risk of a catastrophic collision to be “unacceptably high.”

NASA submitted its comment on October 30, and the comment period closed Monday. Most of the other comments on the AST application were supportive.

In response to a query from Ars about NASA’s submission, AST said it would work with NASA to ameliorate its concerns. “We have reviewed NASA’s letter and are confident that we can work with them to

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Minnesota Scene: North Dakota is preseason No. 1 in college hockey poll

Led by top-ranked North Dakota, the NCHC occupies three of the top five spots in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason men’s poll released Monday.

Following the Fighting Hawks in the poll were No. 2 Boston College and No. 3 Minnesota Duluth and No. 4 Denver of the NCHC. Minnesota State Mankato rounded out the top five.

The Gophers are No. 13 in the poll, fourth-highest among Big Ten teams.

Penn State is No. 9, Ohio State No. 10 and Michigan No. 12.

Bemidji State is ranked No. 15, while St. Cloud State received one vote.


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IS attack on Afghan university leaves 22 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador, sparking an hours-long gunbattle and leaving at least 22 dead and 22 wounded at the war-torn country’s largest school.

Most of the casualties were students and there were fears the death toll could climb further with some of the wounded said to be in critical condition.

It was the second attack on an educational institution in Kabul in as many weeks.

The Taliban promptly issued a statement denying they took part in the assault, which came as the insurgents continue peace talks with representatives of Kabul’s U.S.-backed government, with the aim to help the United States finally withdraw from Afghanistan. Later in the day, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

As the attack unfolded, students and teachers were seen fleeing the part of the campus where law and journalism schools are located, while hand grenades exploded and automatic rifle fire could be heard. Scores of Afghan special forces surrounded the campus, shepherding teachers and students to safety.

The chaos subsided as the sun set over the Afghan capital and the Interior Ministry’s spokesman, Tariq Arian, said all three attackers involved in the assault were killed.

The Islamic State group said it targeted newly graduated “judges and investigators belonging to the apostate Afghan government” gathered at the campus, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terror online messaging.

The IS statement claimed only two of its fighters were involved, and posted their photographs, which conflicted with the Afghan authorities’ report of three attackers. The claim did not indicate the IS intended to target the Iranian envoy or the book fair.

Last week, IS also claimed a brutal assault on a tutoring center in the Afghan capital’s mostly Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi that killed at least 24 students and wounded more than 100 others on Oct. 24.

The peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Kabul government, known as intra-Afghan talks, were part of a deal Washington signed with the insurgents in February. They are taking place in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, and are seen as Afghanistan’s best chance at peace – though daily bloodshed has continued.

Five hours into the fighting on Monday, sporadic grenade explosions and automatic weapons fire still echoed down the empty streets surrounding the university’s fenced compound. Afghan troops stood guard.

Ahmad Samim, a university student, told journalists he saw militants armed with pistols and Kalashnikov assault rifles firing at the school, the country’s oldest with some 17,000 students. He said the attack happened at the university’s eastern side, where its law and journalism faculty teach.

Afghan media reported that a book exhibition was being held at the university and attended by a number of dignitaries at the time of the shooting. None of the dignitaries were reported hurt.

While Afghan officials declined to discuss the bookfair, Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency reported Sunday that Iranian Ambassador

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