August 21st, 2004


Scary Shit

Apparently there's a group being established here in Seattle called the "Dahn Tao Institute." According to some experts who've been following up on the group, the Dahn Tao Institute is basically a cult, which practices in brain washing and the exploitation of its members. Personal accounts from this group can be found here. For example:

"I was a member of Dahn Hak for many years and eventually worked there. It was only after I starting working that I saw what was really going on. I was badgered into leaving my spouse and as soon as my divorce was final their hidden agenda became obvious. They began urging me to marry a Korean Dahn 'master,' so that person could stay in the US. These people are very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. I have seen friends influenced to sell their homes and engage in what seems like illegal marriages. My old friends in the group are now in such poor condition mentally that it shocks me. I can't believe I once fell for their lies. I pray every day that Dahn Hak is exposed for what it really is!"

Now, you may be wondering what this has to do with the UW. Apparently, this same group also managed to hold a big festival here last month for $50-$95 a ticket. According to an article from the Seattle P.I.:

About 1,000 people are attending the one-day Brain Respiration Festival at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. Schools in Las Vegas, the Los Angeles area and Florida are using brain respiration techniques in the classroom. The movement has its own quarterly magazine, body & brain.

Does anyone else find this to be, well... greatly disturbing? I personally do not enjoy the idea of having our school auditoriums being used so that cult groups can recruit confused and idealistic college kids looking for easy answers.

I'd like to hear some thoughts on the matter.

Because I honestly don't know what to make of this.

A maybe-stupid question

I'll be a freshman this year. I was wondering what everyone recommends bringing in terms of school supplies, or will the class' specifics be covered on the first day?

For example, would one recommend a three subject notebook for notes for each class? do teachers want all work in pen or pencil? Are there any other miscellaneous things that just makes college life easier (hole puncher? mini-stapler? Haha)? Thanks for any help!
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Hey, I know this might not belong in here...But I seriously need a place to stay! The thing is that I don't have much money talking about a hundred fifty minimum. I need a place by like tuesday or im out of the state of washington for my senior year. I'd only need a place for three months max. So if you could get back to me Leave a comment or email me at Thanks!
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isn't this fraud? i feel like i should report to someone, attorney general, etc. you got to love (or not) the systematic way they make up email addresses or maybe make up fake ones so it doesn't seem like you're the only targeted. i also like "waiting succinctly." :-)

Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:05:47 +0000
To: "" <>
Subject: REPLY VERY URGENT/// -[Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:05:47 +0000]

7th Floor, Kamkholo Bld
Cnr. Brown and Voortrekker Str.
Nelspruit 1200.
South Africa.



Dear Sir/Ma,

Do not be perplexed with this note, It^Òs all about soliciting your attention to transfer the Sum of{$36Million USD}.{$6M.USD} Will be transferred first, on a solid agreement and well done as agreed by both of us the remaining sum (balance)of $30Million will be transferred accordingly as well.

As an Auditor General (AG) an Equivalent of an American, Certified Public
Accountant {C.P.A} as well, a personal account officer to the mal(Diseased), I believe that we can do this business without any Hitch, if only you will be trusted and then follow simple yielding Instructions for a sound smooth success of this Divine mercy(business), as I already had a Dream, of God's presence and endorsement of this business Transaction.We have marshaled out a solid master plan/arrangements on how best to Actualize this laudable objective, so we are not trying to experiment with a transaction of this nature (MAGNITUDE), that will not/never ever come my way again in my life time. Our fears now is if this money will be safe in your custody pending our physical arrival for sharing, etc.

If we agree and never to disagree again, you will stand to get 30%, 5% for the Orphanage, Poor/Less Privileged, 5% for local and International expenses incurred by both parties on the course of transfer, while the balance of 60% will be for me and my partner.

Note: The formal (diseased), died without Oral or writing "WILL" and without any "HIRE", so the formal as a foreigner,because he is a foreigner, this fund can not be released or paid to an Indigene here.IT MUST BE A FOREIGNER WITH A VALID INTERNATIONAL PASS-PORT. So based on this, that is the most reason why you are contacted in regards, as you know INHERITANCE is not a crime all over the world, but will be crime only when you did not follow the Rules, Laws and rocedures of International Inheritance by making triple sure to secureing all the necessary transaction documents to back up the said Inheritance, or other

Waiting succinctly your positive response URGENTLY through my Emailaddress, If you want to call my No. dial the way you use to call other countries, do not put South African area code, because it is a satellite phone.

reat regards,


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