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—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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Final Sunday Funnies of 2012: Scientology Targets the Rose Parade!

JPL_FloatWith our year in review finally over, we’re left with one last Sunday in 2012, and what would a Sunday be without Funnies?

Our tipsters have been terrific this year, and we’re still getting great stuff from them every day. So let’s send 2012 out in style by looking at the latest fundraising mailers that Scientology has sent to its members.

Now, if you live in the Los Angeles area — and many of the dwindling remainder of Scientologists do — then you know all about the Rose Parade, the thing you do your best to wake up for and watch bleary-eyed on your television while fighting a nasty hangover.

Or, if you’re actually in Pasadena, you might secure your seat next to the parade route by partying all night on New Year’s Eve on Colorado Boulevard. We’ve done it, and a great freaky scene of street drunkenness it is.

What better setting for a big night of “dissemination”! Yes, if you’re out Monday night getting pissed on Colorado Boulevard, be prepared to have a Dianetics leaflet pushed into your face by an earnest Scientologist…

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Today in LA! Yet another briefing! Our tipster tells us this cheerleading session will promise that Golden Age of Tech 2 is coming out this year, the Super Power Building is opening in 2013, and a big push to open the Valley Ideal Org in LA continues. In other words, more of the same. Doesn’t church leader David Miscavige realize that nearly all of the remaining church members are now exhausted and demoralized from this same old routine?

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OK, getting back to the usual come-ons to get church members to spend, spend, spend, there’s this fun new entry from the UK. It’s always fun to see Scientologists convince each other that they’re better than the rest of us, but this is an angle we haven’t seen before: spend thousands to go OT, because the Romans and Greeks and Egyptians never had the chance!

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On a creepier note, we received this happy flier from an Applied Scholastics school in New Mexico which is happily stunting the intellectual growth of second-generation church members…

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You just can’t tamp down the enthusiasm of the OC org, which is encouraging its members to dress up…

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We are endlessly fascinated by Scientology’s obsession with libraries. For some reason still convinced that books in libraries reach more people than websites on the Internet, members are constantly hit up for donations to help ship musty old Hubbard tomes to librarians who don’t want them. In an update to one of the current campaigns — pushing the “Ron” encyclopedia — we couldn’t help smirk at the thought that one of the last two holdouts on the map is Texas, which has turned out to be such a headache for church leader David Miscavige. All his exes live in Texas, and he can’t get the libraries filled up…

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We live in New York, and we can tell you we were warned right away about the folly of Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Strictly for suckers. And this year, add to the indignity of standing in one place for six or seven hours in typically frigid conditions, but now also having to watch Scientology’s latest slick ad countless times? NYPD’s finest keeping an eye on the Nebraska tourists better have its suicide watch on high alert…

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Is Asia ready to go Ideal?

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Another enticing ad for those of you thinking of joining staff, this one featuring another brave soul hanging on at the Los Angeles fortress…

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And finally, one of our tipsters knew we’d enjoy this treat. As 2012 fades away, we’re reminded that Scientologists were hit up for yet more cash to open the Super Power Building — already swimming in way over $100 million in donations — which they were assured would finally be open this year, 14 years after its initial groundbreaking. Well, on into 2013 we go, and still no oiliness table in sight!

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Thank you again, tipsters, for making the Sunday Funnies of 2012 such a treat.

 

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  • 1subgenius

    Michigan “Done”?
    It ain’t over.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Ironic that “Texas” is so elusive…hehehehe

    • Captain Howdy

      Sure it is.

      The Lions didn’t make the playoffs.

      And Ted Nugent is going to commit “death by cop” as promised..momentarily..hopefully

      • Midwest Mom

        Captain, did you ever notice that Ted Nugent was in The Ramones’ “Something To Believe In” video for their MTV “Ramones AId”? It’s true, boo. :)

        • Captain Howdy

          Well, Johnny was a right winger, so that makes sense. I dislike the guy more for his gleeful sadistic animal killing, than his politics. I read an interview where he bragged about spending a couple of days in the Michigan woods killing as many animals as he possibly could, that he didn’t even eat. That’s sick.

          • Midwest Mom

            Ted and his wife are known to donate venison to homeless shelters and charitable organizations. I wonder if they do so because of an uproar after that interview?

            • Captain Howdy

              I saw one of his hunting videos where he shot a deer through the head with an arrow and the deer was staggering around for a couple of minutes before it died and douchebag was laughing and cracking jokes about it ! Don’t get me started MM ! ; )

            • Midwest Mom

              I know what you mean, my friend. My husband and sons are hunters, but they don’t act that way. I think that Midwest Husband and Sons are actually asleep in the hunting blind more than they are actually “hunting”.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            I agree….! In all my killingness…damn it…if you aren’t gonna eat it or give it to someone else to eat than shame on you damn it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nrmmm Noah Miller

    Ancient civilizations had no way to reach out. So reach out by being alone in a room talking to yourself watching a needle measure skin tension for hours and hours and hours.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Advance Magazines had a major theme woven throughout: No one but Hubbard in all of history came up with what will cure/save/immortalize You because You are Special so You better not waste this brief opportunity that will disappear in just a moment. Now you understand why you should ditch the kids, spouse, career, business, life savings and Your Gold Teeth!

      • Observer

        That raises a whole new area of Scn contradiction. If “salvation” Scn style is only available for a brief moment of time starting in the 20th century, what was that lazy old slacker doing for the 300 or whatever digit-year time span of his whole track (you know, the one that Pat Broeker held up during the abandoned meat body announcement)? Shouldn’t such a big, special being as LRH have mocked up Scientology trillions of years ago? And what’s he doing at Target Two if Scn salvation is only available here and now? Why couldn’t I just reincarnate at Target Two and become a Scn slave there? And isn’t LRH also supposed to reincarnate here and continue his “work”? Isn’t that why his “wisdom” has been inscribed on titanium plates and secured in vaults, so that it will exist eternally?

        It’s not true because it’s not true for me anyway, so I’ve got nothing to worry about.

  • BosonStark

    One year, the Super Power building will open, but EVERY year is a Super Power donation year! Hip hip hurray!

    Because their ad is running in Time Square, does this mean everyone there on New Year’s Eve is a Scientologist? They should keep the New York Org open 24 hours just in case there’s a stampede of drunk zombie wannabes. Just because The Walking Dead is a very popular show, it doesn’t mean people want to be reanimated with Sciloontology.

    The Times Square ads are effective only for a brand name that can be recognizable in a simple image, like Coke, Timex, Calvin f’n Klein etc.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I’m going with the mafia family… fell off my chair on that one. It’s just too perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPandora Victoria Pandora

    slick ad, direct rip off of the classic apple ad though. and TERRY, get a REAL tie man!

    • Observer

      Terry looks rather funereal, poor guy. You’d think with the OT powerz he’d be able to manage a real tie.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Scientology chaplains are supposed to talk to members who no one else will bother with (Ethics bait or bankruptcy bait usually). In today’s scientology world, I’m going with chaplains as just another sales birddog. In the real world, I’d like to think Terry is bait for officials who oversee Elderly Abuse laws which are pretty concise and extensive in California and Florida. As depressed and malnourished these few remaining sea orgers are, I’m surprised they are allowed to have ties, like death row inmates. Run, Terry, Run.

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        Terry looks a tad toothy to me. Oh I forgot Sciloons don’t have dental insurance

    • Semper Phi

      He can’t! It’s the standard-issue tie for the Class V ideal org uniforms. Another example of Scilon mind control, that they can even get people who *haven’t* signed billion-year contracts to wear stuff like that.

  • sugarplumfairy

    That mojave academy is really disturbing.. Other than the ability to look up a word in the dictionary, what will the kids have when they leave there.. Oh, yah.. A billion year contract..

    • CoolHand

      Sounds like the old Mace-Kingsley Ranch in New Mexico that was shut down. I met a few tortured Scn kids who were shipped there.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        In my heart of hearts I wish for Narconon And any of scientology’s hooks in children, like these ranches, “learning” centers, Cadet orgs especially, and oh yeah, those friggin’ Mace Kingsley centers which include Purif sauna torture for kids who have been brainwashed into fearing the air they breathe and water they drink.

      • Semper Phi

        Yeah, I always got the impression that it is the school of last resort for unruly Scilon kids. Kind of the threat they can hold over their kids’ heads, “If you don’t shape up, we may have to send you to Mojave…”

      • grundoon

        The Mojave Academy is about 50 miles from the old Mace Kingsley Ranch school and seems to be run by a whole different bunch of Scientologists.

      • grundoon

        Will Fry, former Bridge Publications sales manager and Sea Ogre, was a student at an earlier incarnation of the Mojave Academy, when it was in Newberry Springs, California, which actually is in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, CA. He talks about his experience in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnRUJpNSN4g and used to post on WWP.

        The OT’s who ran Mojave Academy back then, Joke Reeder an Don and Sarah Brauninger, have now moved on to Texas and started the New Horizon Academy, “The High School for Ethical Teens.”

        The Mojave Academy in Datil, NM, is run by OT VIII Cheri E. Hall, although Joke Reeder was still listed as a director as of 2006.

        They say they have 10 students, and this year received a 1-star rating from an unsatisfied parent.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      And don’t forget the spiffy ersatz Naval uniform…

    • John P.

      Talk about isolated. Even further out in the sticks than Mace-Kingsley. It’s on a narrow stretch of dirt road about 10 miles outside a town called Datil, New Mexico. Datil is basically a wide spot on a very lonely stretch of a very lonely road. I have been to Datil, as the guest of a friend who was (for a year or so) a project scientist at the nearby Very Large Array radio telescope. There is a whole lot of nothing out there, which is why they put such an ultra-sensitive scientific instrument there; no radio waves to interfere. The “blow drill” for any kid who’s fed up with the place is pretty simple: there is exactly one road out, and it’s a long way to anyone who will help you. Of course, I’m sure that the cult’s reputation with the locals is such that people won’t really go out of their way to help escapees. Might as well be sent to Mongolia.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Sad, but so true.
        I can’t even believe you have been to Datil?
        My god man you get around.
        That is not a place for a Capitalist.????
        Its barely fit for rattlesnakes and gila monsters.
        it is definitely not a place for your ILK.

        However, you never cease to amaze John P.

      • grundoon

        By the way, if you ever do happen to visit the Mojave Academy, don’t drink the water.

  • stanrogers

    I’m not sure I understand. Do they want families to show up costumed, or are they looking for people to come disguised as families (to make up for the lack of *actual* family life they have)?

    • http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPandora Victoria Pandora

      OUCH! lol

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Sage truth in them thar words.

    • aussiecase

      I think Scientologists like people who wear Guy Fawkes masks.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    ‘Super Power Project In-Charge’

    Eh?

    Can’t quite figure out the grammar structure here…. same as the awfully garbled quotes those poor kids supposedly said/wrote.

    As for the Times Square ads…. can’t imagine they’d be on for long before Dave Letterman has a pop at them.

    • http://twitter.com/BradGreenwood2 Bradley Greenwood

      An “In-Charge” must be a Scientology “hat”.

    • mattekudasai

      Dave Letteman in true form asking Amy Adams about The Master and Scientology. Good cracks at the sci in there by Dave. Starts at 5 min 39 secs in. if you want to avoid the non lead up subject discussed before he gets to what he really wants to talk about:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZHuAjttz3E

      I love Dave’s attitude, he “suffers no fools” as much as he can get away with when dealing with “celebs”

      Now for some reason the clip he had didn’t show on the above so I found a link here for it :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItUvaTmX39M For your viewing pleasure, enjoy!

  • CoolHand

    I just got a little nauseous reading all of that – it was like I was
    back on their mailing list or something. The absolute best part about
    being labeled an SP is no more direct mailings.

    • Midwest Mom

      Look carefully at the Sci map of the U.S..

      1. Find the word “DONE” in reference to Michigan being completely infiltrated with propaganda.

      2. The Sci map does not have the upper peninsula of Michigan on it.

      3. I am typing this from Michigan’s upper peninsula – we’re still here. (Shhhh…… don’t tell them).

      4. My local public library puts Scientology/Hubbard books out for free in our lobby book sale of discarded and unwanted donations. No one wants them, so they are thrown away.

      5. Michigan is not “DONE”, the U.P. is a Sci-free zone, and there’s not a single sci org or “mission” here. :)

      6. We are hosting the 2013 SMERSH convention in Copper Harbor this year. I hope to see you there!

      • 1subgenius

        I wonder if there’s even one Scilon, in Michigan, or any other place, that is curious enough to go to their own local library and see if there’s anything there.

  • Observer

    Someone was so excited about the Rose Parade dissemination opportunity that they stuttered. It reminds me of the title of one of my favorite MST3k episodes, Attack Of the the Eye Creatures. Now I’m all nostalgic … 

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      That one is sooooo creepy. It sounds like it should be X rated: Massive group Insemmination campaign, bring your porno books and films. It’s like a pack of drooling, mangy gutter dogs just got a whiff of warm blood down the block and one just howled out the grub alert. In other words, scientologists smell money and see this as the Hose Bowl.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        I just spit perfectly good coffee…of which I haven’t had nearly enough of yet.
        You always make me waste perfectly good beverages!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Hey, appropro…where can we find report and pix from yesterday?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            I uploaded the pics and now I am trying to put them on rodeo.
            My video with my snarky comments was screwed…I must have turned it off before I got to my comedy routine.
            I am a working on it.

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Loved the pics BTN. What a shame that beautiful building is in the grubby paws of miscarriage. And the next time you go, you need The Fairy for security purposes.

          • TheNextMrsTomCruise

            Yeah, what about the enturbulation pics from yesterday, BTN?

        • NoMoreVisitsPlease

          You’re going to have to learn to read between sips.

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        I imagine successful dissemination, or insemmination, must be difficult when your target audience is drunk out of their minds, and looking for a place to pee…

        • moxonmoxoff

          in case of emergency, dissem pamphlets can be used as toilet paper.

          • TheNextMrsTomCruise

            $cions might get more readers if they actually printed their garbled crap on toilet paper

            • Captain Howdy

              Good to see ya..where you been ?

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Happy New Year Cappy,,,, and it’s good to be here. I’ve been lurking but unable to post due to issue with my new wifi service as well as Disqus issues. Comcast repairman is coming again today for the second time this week

            • Midwest Mom

              1. Is he single? 2. Is he cute?

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Okay, that’s My vote for comic comment relief of the week!

      • Captain Howdy

        ” scientologists smell money and see this as the Hose Bowl.”

        Comic relief comment of the week.

  • derfty

    Supa Powa, to open the 9th of Never! Can’t wait.

  • http://twitter.com/BradGreenwood2 Bradley Greenwood

    I’m going… as Guy Fawkes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kewelbeanzaa Randy Hildebrand

    Um…translate “key LRH materials” into Chinese but “Chinese is NOT required”? How exactly does that work?

    • DMSTCC
    • Guildenstern

      It only works if they take your passport away once you arrive.

    • mirele

      Maybe the “word clearing” is a come-on, and you’ll really be doing something like “organizing Central Files” if you apply.

    • Semper Phi

      They’re not recruiting translators, they need people to *word clear* the translators on LRH’s English. They use Taiwanese people to do the translations, but LRH’s writing is so grammatically weird and idiomatic that they need native speakers to help the translators make enough sense of it to actually do the translations. That’s why they also need people who have some technical knowledge of auditing and admin policy. I know this because an Aussie friend of mine was a word clearer for the translations unit at Flag.

    • Captain Howdy
      • aussiecase

        My hovercraft is full of eels.

  • http://twitter.com/sandyshores50 Sunny Sands

    I was interested in the pic of the float, so did a little web search. It was a float from the 2008 Rose Bowl parade sponsored by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab. It had me going for a little while that it was a Scn float, with an e-meter on the right and a volcano in the center LOL.

  • BosonStark

    I was thinking about the concept of “dissemination” in Scientology. What is the biggest appeal to new recruits? That it has answers, and will help people? However, once the person responds to the initial enthusiasm of the “disseminator,” as Paul Haggis responded to Skip Press (when Skip was a clam), what is the most common factor that appeals to the raw meat?

    I think the most compelling early bait is, “If it is not true for you, it isn’t true,” and all the variations of that. That is, it is presented as being very different from other religions or even self-help systems, where instead of having to accept certain precepts (e.g. Christ was the Son of God), all along the way, it’s not going to be true unless it is true for you. And that by doing this, a person has unlimited potential.

    So, you get to belong to this group of people, who feel they are all outside the norm, and must see things for themselves. The effectiveness of Scientology is getting this outsider — the person who who feels like they have trouble believing something just because others believe something — to think that Scientology is going to be a process where you can take or leave elements, “see for yourself,” at every step of the way.

    The problem Scientology has in dissemination though, is getting that concept across, especially now that it can no longer be sold as secret, the way it could before the Internet. In other words, now a person is more likely to want to know details of how that process works — what is truly involved including monetary costs — before they throw themselves into the process. So, Christians will continue to “disseminate” love and redemption but Scientology’s tradition of selling “all the answers” is failing miserably.

    • Observer

      The reality is “If LRH said it, it’s true for you no matter how insane, contradictory or unbelievable, and if it’s not true for you be prepared for ethics actions and sec checking out the wazoo”, and as you said that’s all out in the open now.

      I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if OSA had ignored the crazy TC video rather than engaging in its normal brute aggression. That seemed to have opened the floodgates that the longtime critics and exes had been chipping away at for so many years.

    • aussiecase

      Scientology dissemination is a difficult thing especially when friends and spouses are involved, as one may be hooked or more interested while the other is more skeptical.

      For me, I was young and alone and my mother had recently passed away. I initially read, yes read, Dianetics, and went in for to receive auditing which didn’t work. I was told it was because I smoked pot and took acid a couple times.

      It was then the the quest to sell me the purification rundown started. After considerable pressure, I bit and paid for it, then I went to the doctor they suggested for the medical okay. I pressured the doctor for his opinion of the purif, and ultimately he broke down and said there was no medical evidence of it working. I went and asked for my money back. They don’t simply do that. I want to various meetings to try and get my money back including a discussion with our resident OT VIII. He told me my reactive mind was interfering with my decision making, I said that is one possible explanation, the other is that you are brainwashed and deluded. Some how I still tried to get my money back instead of just walking away.

      Ultimately it was the the guilt trips that got me to try the purification rundown. I was a little f**k*d up, my family was in disarray, and I was feeling guilty over the death of my mother. They pushed and hounded me on my feelings of guilt, and I gave in.

      While on the purification rundown I was isolated from everyone not in Scientology and I began to form new friendships and a new social group. I began to wonder what I would do after. Everyone seemed so happy and willing to talk to and spend time with me.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJfm71I0OyU

      • DeElizabethan

        Enjoyed your story, well said.
        Excellent Video!

        • aussiecase

          Thanks. I think the video, while not specifically about Scientology, is pretty close to what happens to quite a few.

      • Clam InAHalfshell

        That is reprehensible, the way they took advantage of you. Of course, that’s their stock in trade. It still pisses me off every time…

        • aussiecase

          I would like to add that my story is not unique in the sense that seeking out a vulnerability is exactly what so-called Scientology dissemination is. The idea is to find someone’s weakness and then to go in hard. It is sometimes called “hurt and rescue sales” outside Scientology–and Scientologists are not the only ones who practice this.

          Nancy Many discusses dissemination briefly in her talk. She notes that one difference with celebrities is that they are handled with kid gloves. The person disseminating doesn’t go in quite as hard as with the average person.

          I suspect that feeder groups like Singer which feed veterinarians and chiropractors to Scientology, also use hurt and rescue sales with kid gloves instead of going in hard.

          Nancy believes that **anyone** can be recruited, I’m not so sure, but I think many people can be susceptible to such techniques at vulnerable moments in their lives.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKlk0EyuEog

  • http://twitter.com/LocalSP1 LocalSP1

    I see that they still don’t know how to spell enroll. Bahahahahaha!

    • 1subgenius

      That’s just how they rol.

    • mirele

      While I am but a lowly American, I do believe that is the correct spelling of “enroll” in British English. (Waits for Brits to chime in.)

  • BosonStark

    Good family costume ideas for the Scientology party:

    Clams
    Emeters (each member dressed as a different model)
    Thetans encrusted in clusters of Body Thetans
    IAS cash registers — “cha-ching”
    The former Tom Cruise “family,” including Katie Holmes, Suri, Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers.
    Kelly, kids, John and his masseur
    Kirstie Alley and her lemurs
    Milk cartons with pictures of Shelly Miscavige

    • Captain Howdy

      Zombies
      The Borg
      The Manson Family
      Lost in Space crew

      • DMSTCC

        Rathbun
        Rinder
        Miscavige
        Lisa McPherson

        Squirrel Busters

        • Rick Mycroft

          Suddenly, swarms of L. Ron Hubbards outta nowhere!

          • Midwest Mom

            John P should he go as Cowboy Ron with the mutton chops, cowboy hat, fringed chaps, riding crop and director’s megaphone. His Super Model harem can dress in retro sea org messenger-girl outfits; i.e. hot pants and halter tops.

          • sugarplumfairy

            Lol.. Like Elvis weekend in Vegas..

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Pods from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but with built in GPS and credit card chips.

        • BosonStark

          I would think that would be less “entheta” than coming as the cast of Scooby-Doo, since their major SP Scilebrity Paul Haggis worked on The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour in 1982. BTW, did they scrappy Scrappy-Doo?

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        I vote we all dress up as Tony, and go as the Ortega family. Do you think they’d close the buffet to us? I’d love to sample some authentic Scion rice and beans

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        Okies, I vote we all dress up as Tony and appear as the Ortega family

      • ze moo

        Danger Will Robinson, Danger. Loved that beer can robot.

        The Babylon 5 tv showed had a species called the ‘marcabs’.

        • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

          The showrunner on Babylon 5 was a Scientology critic in the 1980’s, Micheal J Strazinsky. I clashed swords with him as a fervent Scientologist on GEnie, the General Electric Message Board, Religion and Ethics Section.

          We were modem rats before there was anything like an Internet.

          I took a couple chunks out of him in the fight for Ron.

          Alanzo

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Wow, Alanzo! Would just love love love to hear This story in every detail! (also, I first read it as “modern rats” and thought, boy, ain’t that the truth) lol

            For anyone not familiar with who Strazinsky is:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Michael_Straczynski

            • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

              My favorite J Micheal movie was “Changeling”, directed by Clint Eastwood.

              http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/

            • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

              Here’s a great J Micheal story.

              J Micheal Strazcinski was friends with the Manager of the B Daltons on Hollywood Blvd. He was standing there talking to him when a group of Sea Org members, fully uniformed, walked in carrying huge boxes of LRH books which had clearly been sold to other B Daltons and returned to Bridge publications as overstock. Why was this clear? Because they already had B Dalton’s stickers on them.

              This was in the 1980’s, when LRH books were hitting the number one positions on the New York Times Bestsellers lists week after week. J Micheal was SCREAMING that it was all a fake, that Scientologists were gaming the NYTimes system in order to get L Ron to the top of the lists.

              http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/la90/la90-5.html

              I was a fervent Scientologist at the time and I knew this SP was lying because he was driven insane by anyone getting better or going free.

              A few years later I had a friend who worked at Bridge and I asked him if this was true, was Scientology gaming the NYTimes Bestsellers list system to get and keep L Ron at the top? He confirmed for me that it was.

              I was shocked.

              7 years later, I left Scientology.

              Alanzo

            • Rick Mycroft

              Lots of people in book stores noticed that. The best part was when the stickers were for a different book chain.

          • ze moo

            I remember the days when a 1200 baud modem was state of the art and the boards were all text because graphics took up too much time and space. Strazinsky sort of melted into the background after Babylon 5, though I see he helped write 2011′ s Thor movie and has written for many other projects. Live long xon and xoff……..

            • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

              I still have printouts from the discussions on the Religion and Ethics Message Board that I took in to OSA in order to report that SPs and “religious bigots” (my term) were besmirching our religion using computers. They had no idea what I was talking about. By that time, they had yet to grasp the fax machine.

              I spent years trying to convince people that Scientology would change the world using my Macintosh SE with a 40 megabyte hard drive and 1 megabyte Super Drive.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Thanks, Alanzo. God, the orgs are so stuck in the 50’s. Sure, the super regges got their blackberries, but they still had to report in to the mother ship via telex for ions.

              Do you realize that in a way you were “saved” and rescued by sci fi and comic book Super Heroes, for real? This is the funniest and Most OMFG exit story Ever!

            • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

              I never thought of it that way.

              A kind of Clash of the Space Aliens.

        • TheNextMrsTomCruise

          Gave you a like for mentioning the beer can robot. I loved that thing, second only to June Lockheart’s bouffant space hairdo

          • Captain Howdy

            The robot was great but Dr Smith made that show, ” oh the pain, the pain”.

            • TheNextMrsTomCruise

              Indeed! Without the good doctor, all the Robinsons would’ve had to contend with we’re space aliens

        • Rick Mycroft

          As I recall, the B5 Marcabs went extinct due to the Draffi plague.

    • nobs

      Hubbard, all his wives and all his kids

    • Sherbet

      George Baillie, with his “haw haw haw” fake laugh.

    • Rupi

      Sigmund Freud and other famous psychatrists

      • BuryTheNuts2

        YES….PERFECTO!

      • Midwest Mom

        I could tag along as a Prozac pill. Should I go as a tablet or capsule? Which one will flatter my figure the most?

        • Rupi

          Perfect, I think you should pick the capsule-costume because they have funny colours and the Scions love colours (as can be seen from the beautifully colored flyers above). Now we need people who disguise as Ritalin and Vistaril.

        • sugarplumfairy

          Too bad lrh didn’t make it to the Viagra decade.. I think he’d have been impressed..

          • Midwest Mom

            spf, the thought of Hubbs and Viagra is absolutely nauseating! I need to go scrub my brain with Lysol and a loofa, now!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              How about Muratic acid and steel wool.
              uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhgggggggggggggggggg
              OH too late….I already have the image in my head.
              Argh.
              There is no chance of recovery………….(help me)< think – "The FLY"

    • sugarplumfairy

      If we all go as cash, we’ll be sure to get in..

      • Midwest Mom

        I was thinking we could go as the Kardashians, Lohans, or the cast of one of the “Real Housewives” shows. I suspect that I’ll need to buy a super tight mini-dress and and 5″ heels for the occasion. Isn’t Kim Richards (former child star from “Nanny and the Professor” and Disney’s”Escape to Witch Mountain”) on one of them?

        • sugarplumfairy

          I can never stand to watch any of those shows long enough to learn the cast.. I say we all go as FBI agents.. Better yet, IRS agents..

          • Midwest Mom

            The more annoying the costumes, the better. Remember; they’ll have to look at us, so it’s imperative that we achieve a certain reaction. I thought about going as Suri, but I’m afraid that the Sci’s will kidnap me for realz and take me to the hole.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            We could go as Cops and wear our Dad’s badges?????

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Hey Mom, I tried on a Dina Lohan AV and I could not stand it for more than about six hours.
          And that was just an AV.
          oooh shivers in rememberance.
          GACK!
          NOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

          • Midwest Mom

            If you’re wearing the costume, everyone else has to look at you, but you wouldn’t even need to look in the mirror. I could glue your false eyelashes onto your eyelids, apply your makeup and put white powder under your nostrils. I’ll even hold your purse while you are dancing on top of the bar.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Naw…I already got all of the above down!
              I would appreciate it you would hold my purse….cuz last week I left it two counties away and my “other” had to drive for two hours to retrieve it.
              He was testy about that.!
              But all the other crap I got…as long as I don’t have to look at “her”…snort.

      • grundoon

        … never to be seen again. Send us a postcard from Bermuda or Liechtenstein or Petrolia…

    • grundoon

      The Miscavige Family: Ron Sr. and Jr., Jenna, Shelly, Flo, and Shawty.

  • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

    I am hopping mad that yet another year is going to pass with no thetans achieving the spectacular wins on the Super Power Rundown that LRH worked so hard to give to us.

    It just goes to show that Man is too stupid to make it go right to deliver Scientology to the peoples of Earth.

    I am going to re-double my efforts in 2013 to ensure that Super Power is delivered by erecting a Super Power building out here in the cornfields, bypassing David Miscavige and his incompetent Sea Org boobs.

    We’re taking this on a gradient, and I postulate that I will begin delivery of Super Power sometime in March or April, 2013.

    Hip! Hip!

    Alanzo

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Alanzo,
      If you build it…they will come.
      Oh wait…..that was a baseball movie……….

      • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

        Same diff…

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Close, but more like …

      • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

        This could be our anti-gravity station. Here, the pc will get the cog that he is nothing, and as nothing, he is actually weightless.

        • AnyOldName1

          You two need to get together, I think you’ll have everything covered. Can’t wait to see the Oiliness Table :)

    • moxonmoxoff

      Ooh, Alonzo. I can already feel the supah powerz . . . running down my leg.

  • richelieu jr

    I notice the Management even is taking place in the ASHO chapel. I thin it’s great that they have a chapel just for ashos!

    Scientology is full of ashos, and a great deal of scientologist ashos are mangers because, let’s face it– ashos ae great managers. I once had a manger who was a total asho. I don’t now if he was a scientologist though…

    If L Ron taught us anything, it’s that he was a real asho, and now with Miscavige it seems lie there will always be an asho at the head of the CoS!

    • richelieu jr

      Even better, you(ll get to hear from WUS executives in the asho chapel!

      May be Miscavige himself?

      Because one thing is for sure, not only is he a total asho, but an incredible WUS as well!

      • DeElizabethan

        ROTFL!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Man, you are hella fun when you get on a roll………

  • Bob

    The map of libraries with every state filled to the brim with all of LRHs books. Well not in one of Scns biggest populated centers. Anyone can check my facts. No Ron’s encyclopedias exist at this time in the library’s in LA. Just go on line and you can see every book in their system. One of the the biggest money making enterprises the church continues to promote and I fear their ads may be a little exaggerated.

    • mirele

      I live in Mesa, Arizona, the 38th largest city in the United States, and while our library has a few of the old “Ron” volumes (from the ’90s) on its shelves, there’s nothing newer than 2008. And the most recent stuff is in the form of Overdrive e-books. So I suspect, if those library dissemination books ever made it to Mesa in the first place, they ended up in the library sale or pulped.

      • mirele

        Just thinking that if people would check the online card catalogs for their local libraries and posted their results, we could get a pretty good idea of the alleged “dissemination” of the LRH books.

        Hell, I’d rather read Warren Jeffs’ boring, soporific “revelations” over the LRH crap. At least with Warren, you know the guy is delusional.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that “online libraries” do not pass OSA’s digital version of the Fahrenheit 451 test and banned from the fragile eyes of OT’s in every sector of the galaxy.

        • Captain Howdy

          Whoops ! The Texas Library Association says it has 561 branches not the 1000 + claimed by the clam map. I’m schlocked !

      • BuryTheNuts2

        GOOD!

      • ze moo

        My little town in the Adirondacks has 2 Lron books. “The Slaves of Sleep/Masters of Sleep” and “Final Blackout”. I read ‘Final Blackout”, it well and truly sucked. I wouldn’t waste time with the other. The librarian is an old friend of mine. He says the library is offered ‘free’ Lron books 2 or 3 times a year by mail, but they have to promise to ‘feature’ Dianetics some where. They just throw those offers out. He said they were given the 2 books they had and that I was the 3rd person to take out ‘Final Blackout” in 10 years.

    • http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html trow125

      I just checked my local library’s holdings, and all of the LRH books are listed as missing. Just curious, has anyone heard of an effort to surreptitiously “clear” libraries of their LRH holdings? Amusingly enough, “L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?” is available.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Since the ancient Romans managed to pull of indoor plumbing and a sewage system…
    I would say they were already far beyond Hubbard’s OT $hit.

    • Captain Howdy

      Yep, those lowly homo saps like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were rank amateurs when it came to planet clearing compared to L Ron and Davey McSavage.

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        Compared to the big being ness of TC and Wee Davey, everybody is a rank amateur, Captain

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      And since both gaiety And toilet paper are scientology’s version of kryptonite, Joseph Gayetty must be on their list of Useless SP Inventors…

      http://www.toiletpaperhistory.net/invented-toilet-paper/joseph-gayetty/

      • BuryTheNuts2

        See, Now this is an inventor who added some value to the world!

        Ok, there may have been a few others…but this guy has special significance.

  • Guildenstern

    The specter of LRH lives on in Study Tech – making 13 year-olds the world over worry about being “competent,” and teaching how spoiled they are. I wonder what nefarious “goals” these teens are always talking about… is it improving their IAS status?

  • brianc

    Did the church of Scientology just encourage its members to dress up as the Scoobie Doo cast on a day that doesn’t fall on October 31?

    • DeElizabethan

      How do they have the ‘rights’ to use those characters and Disney is usually strict?

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Good question. I wonder if anyone has drawn Disney’s attention to this fact?
        Anybody know any mice in legal at disney?

  • Guildenstern

    Something about an “ALL OUT DISSEMINATION EXTRAVAGANZA” doesn’t exactly sound wholesome.

    • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

      I think you are right. It’s a little seedy.

      Disseminate: c.1600, from L. disseminatus, pp. of disseminare “to spread abroad, disseminate,” from dis- “in every direction” (see dis-) + seminare “to plant, propagate,” from semen (gen. seminis) “seed” (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating. M.E. had dissemen “to scatter” (early 15c.).

      • BuryTheNuts2

        It is a little “seedy”………..
        Damn it man…….more wasted coffee.

        • moxonmoxoff

          There’s a comedy routine in here somewhere. Where’s dewolfe? We got some new material for ya!

  • Mat Pesch

    “OT”, “Ideal Orgs”, “Super Power”, “opening of the Super Power building”, “we love families”, rah, rah, rah…..
    Been there. Done that. It’s all BULLSHIT!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chuck-Beatty/1631176570 Chuck Beatty

      Yes. Announcing the year of the “Expansion Meltdown Rundown”

  • mook

    didn’t the cult say they were putting a float in the Rose Parade AND an ad in Times Square last year? Didn’t see BOTH of ‘em! womp womp womp…

    also, Chill EB has some competition
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/another-rapping-clam-to-make-fun-of.107673/#post-2249149

  • ze moo

    What exactly could one learn from WUS Management Executives? The the world of computer software, WUS means Windows Update Services. Currently, Windows Update Services are silent and free. That doesn’t describe any CO$ operation or ‘sacrament’. Too bad none of them take vows of silence, though they some how get to the poverty part………

  • Mat Pesch

    The Time Square ads have little to nothing to do with trying to drive new people into the New York “churches”.
    The New York churches have been struggling and bringing in chump change forever. This big, expensive, in your face ad campaign is for PRing the existing members, getting them to pay more to the IAS and helping to cover the “churches” ass legally in IAS fraud claims. Miscavige is being told by his lawyers that he has to show that he at least doing something with the IAS money besides stashing it away. More smoke and mirrors….

    • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

      And what will happen because of these ad campaigns, is that Scientology’s profile will be raised above the ramparts, and thus they will be targeted more and more in the media, and more and more people will hear about Xenu and his Human Traffickers, and Scientology will speed its dwindling swirl down the toilet bowl.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        More on toilets. What did we all have to eat/drink last night? This thread is turning into shit. I’m sorry.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          AH HA…..This time I was not drinking anything!

    • AnyOldName1

      Those ads won’t work on Times Square. While filled with lies, the Ad itself is pretty good. One of the best marketing pieces to come out of Co$ since Jeff Hawkins blew. That scares me. They are threatening to run on TV where it can and will be heard…..

    • Rick Mycroft

      This is the same as the ad push after Debbie Cook. It’s chicken feed to convince members to give more money to the IAS (most of which does get stashed away).

  • aquaclara

    The map is funny…Love Texas as unfinished…and so what’s their excuse for NJ? Have no idea what they think they’ve “done” in the other 48…Is this books in libraries? Vast numbers of mailing addresses? Donations over $1million in 2012? I guess the map doesn’t reset for the New Year or we could have some fun activities for the new year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714613800 Kernan Coleman

    A costume ball? Scooby Doo? Ruh roh . . . I have better ideas, how about the following?
    A whole gang of Incident I Cherubs (basically just the New Year’s Baby with a trumpet and a bad attitude, snapping noisemakers are a must), Amusement Park Gorillas (hella hot, northern hemisphere only), the Hoipolloi (old timey carnival barker costumes will do), The Fourth and Fifth Invader Forces (cardboard and tinfoil is festive), Piltdown man (classic cave man with big false teeth) and his wife (lots of bite mark makeup). Or perhaps dress as famous cult enforcers? Eugene Ingram (a sleazy L.A. private eye costume, needs handcuffs and crude break-in tools to complete the look) or Helena Kobrin (get two friends to dress as Lursa and Betor and Helena can be their lost sister Kobrina). An Ava-Gram (dress as a big DCMA order). Mini Miscaviges–fun for the kids! Dress all your children as matching COBs in crisp, little suits (must be younger than 10). A Venusian train engineer (some futuristic twist on the classic engineer outfit, scream “get off the tracks, human” from time to time). Some tinfoil rings around your waist and voila–you’re the Van Allen Belts (must be hot)! An ashtray (an all white outfit with white pancake makeup, run around screaming “be the thing!). Various Super Power Rooms (you know you want to be an oiliness table).

    With the “tech” offering such a rich vein of unintended hilarity, the possibilities are endless.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I’m going as Nazanin Boniadi and my reluctant hubby is going as Dr Andrew Engal.

      • Observer

        Is he going to file down your incisors?

  • ze moo

    One of this years best stories was the Life Force Arts and Technology Academy, a publicly funded charter school in Dunedin Florida.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/remembering-the-biggest-north-pinellas-stories-of-2012br-br-scott-keeler–/1268252

    “In June, Life Force became the first Pinellas school to be forcefully
    closed by a revoked charter, following action by the Pinellas County
    School Board.
    Only 50 students remained enrolled in the final weeks of the school’s
    operation. They had the option of enrolling in other charter schools or
    regular elementary schools for this school year.
    Hanan Islam left the school prior to its closing. She is still listed
    as a leader with the World Literacy Crusade in California.”

    These people scammed the taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars and just walked away.

    • http://twitter.com/sandyshores50 Sunny Sands

      After 35+ years of the cult having their mecca in Pinellas County, it was astonishing that the school board allowed Life Force to have a charter school in the first place.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Need some help, can someone check rodeo and see if those pics are viewable?

    • moxonmoxoff

      they’re up! you naughty little sp.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Sweet, more to come as soon as I can get the regular computer to cooperate.
        We are not speaking to each other at the moment!
        We had an ISP conflict. I am sure we will work it out as soon as I get a dozen roses!

        • DeElizabethan

          Let’s send her some roses eh?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Or a computer geek will work too.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/HHAf0.jpg[/IMG]

            • Captain Howdy

              Is that a squirrel or a wombat or a woodchuck ? lol

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Its perfect…I may have to save that one for a new AV.

            • Captain Howdy

              That would be perfect.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      anywhere else? I lost my passwords and everything else long ago.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        I will try to find a place I can post them online (flickr or similar) so they are more easily accessible.
        I am a Dork when it comes to posting pics and videos.
        My single talent is “snark”!

        • BuryTheNuts2

          https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102734494413125209438/albums/5827815014692239649

          See if you all can see them or not. I tried to make them public.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Thanks. Can see fine. I’m surprised you were able to hold the camera still with all those huddled masses of scientologists yearning to be free whizzing past you. When Miscavige is forced to have his Fire Sale or auction, he could recoup a few coins selling all those spy cameras! New building name: The Spy Palace. Speaking of spy goons, glad you got a snap of them … Maybe someone else has better photo edit software to get a bigger zoomed image of them…

            [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/Gc6uC.jpg[/IMG]

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Oh, I have great photo/graphics software.
              I will do as requested and zoom in on some camera closeups and add them.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              these two dumb fucks..yeah…they sucked.
              especially detective dumb ass on the left….
              sheesh.

          • DeElizabethan

            NICE pictures BTN. Also shows that parking building down the road and also where Kyle died in his fathers apartment above store on Cleveland street across the Pizza place. Kudos!

            • Midwest Mom

              Kyle Brennan. That poor kid. His death, the cover-up and the faulty “investigation” are a prime example of what “clearing the planet” truly means. It’s disgusting.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I may be crazy..but I still think Kyle was murdered..JMHO

            • Midwest Mom

              You’re not crazy. I think he was murdered, too.

            • DeElizabethan

              I don’t doubt it in the least, too many unanswered question and sloppy police work as they were conned by the scios involved.

          • Captain Howdy

            You take nice pictures B.

            Look at all that real estate for so few folks pursuing a pipe dream — no offense to crack, meth, weed, heroin and opium smokers.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Of all the pictures I took…the ones of the Colony….where Kyle died…meant the most to me.
              and the fH where lisa died.

          • Observer

            Nice! Is the parking garage in pic #13 the one where the RPFers sleep, or is that one under the Ft. Harrison? Either way, I have never seen a parking garage that looks so much like a penitentiary. And you weren’t kidding about the cameras. It just enhances that prison vibe.

            Does anyone know why there’s a mosaic or whatever that is of a snow-capped mountain in front of the entrance? I haven’t seen mountains (except the erupting volcano ) as part of Scn imagery and am curious as to whether there’s any significance.

            • DeElizabethan

              The parking where they used to, and maybe still do, is to the left of the Ft Harrison on south side. It is always gated inside. the new one has an attendant. An yes now that you mention, a great prison look.
              Yes, the mountain is a PR look on some things, forget which one at the moment. Maybe it will erupt some day..??

    • Captain Howdy

      We wanna see the pics of you and Dee standing in front of Hotel Hell flipping it the double bird.

      • DeElizabethan

        Next year! :-)

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Ya know…that would have been spectacular Capt.!
        I do have an adorable pic of Dee outside the Scion bar.
        She is a hot little cutie….and she may have as much extra energy as I do.
        Whodathunkit?

        • DeElizabethan

          Go for it BTN. I may have as much energy as you, but for a much shorter time period, havin’ this ole’ body.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            can i post it DEE..U be so cute….If you give me permission..I will

            • DeElizabethan

              Sorry I’m behind. I meant “go for it” on the pic, sure! Especially if I be so cute!

    • Deckard_Cain

      The pics are there…..great shots! It really does appear to be devoid of people as you described.

      • ArtoisDetois

        One has to wonder what a bustling tourist destination Clearwater would have been……..

        If is wasn’t for that pesky malignant cult that runs the downtown area.

  • Guildenstern

    Laurie, the “In-Charge” of the Super Power Project seems very nice.

    But I think with great power comes great responsibility, and she needs to be a little more specific.

    She wants to expand “the Flag Land Base with the new facilities that will house the Super Power Rundowns and ALL OTHER FUTURE building plans.”

    I’m sorry, after 14 years and $150 million, that seems a little too vague to be so urgent.

    I wonder if the contributors ever get expense reports on the project.

    • http://www.AlanzosBlog.com/ Alanzo

      Only an SP would ask for expense reports.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      “and all other future building plans” is likely an insert insisted upon by the lawyers after refund request start up long ago. At this point, any customer who Still doesn’t see the loopholes and still donates is too loopy to cry over.

    • Semper Phi

      And exactly what victory is she pushing to achieve? The victory of FINALLY getting the building open? Or of conning every single Scientologist out of their life savings and into the Cornerstone club?

  • Kim O’Brien

    I think i might be able to get a job as a “word clearer” in Asia …i backpacked my way through SE Asia for 9 months and helped correct menu mistakes in Thailand for a hammock and a hit of acid . Does that count ?

    • Captain Howdy

      “a hammock and a hit of acid”. Perfect title for an album or an autobiography.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Oh yeah

  • DeElizabethan

    My take on the Funnies and they sure are funny. Thanks Tony for ending the year by showing how they are actually losing.

    Rose Bowl Parade, 700,000 people (bodies) to rip off. PR scam to members.

    Enroll on the solo auditors course, apparently they aren’t getting members to continue and need pushing.

    Ages 13 and 14, brain washing the kids.

    Family costume contest, apparently they don’t know what that looks like, right!

    Libraries in need, Texas and New Jersey, doesn’t matter where, as long as they make room for donations.

    Who gave them a Grant for that billboard to spread lies? IAS. So Now is the time to go up the IAS status ladder. No more Bridge, just the ladder. They are hurting.

    Asia! Word clearers needed, trained English speakers but does not have to speak Chinese. What? And free R & B, boy, they will Fail.

    Then there’s Terry a senior Silver Meritorious trying to attract the older crowd.

    Another opening Super Power Year and if you don’t donate More and it doesn’t open it’s Your Fault! Forget the Millions we already got. What a scam.

    My wishes for the new year is that members wake up and see the scam it is and withdraw support. Chances are they are getting broke anyway and the cult needs those new, fresh meat and money people.

    The internet along with individuals and books, have helped to expose this organization for it’s dangers and will continue on a even faster pace this coming year.

    Happy New year to all my fellow friends here and on every continent.

  • mattekudasai

    In the name of Xemu, Xenu, Zemoo let’s crash the party dressed in all the great costume ideas suggested here. Tony dearly beloved, we must find a benefactor for our wittle wog gwoop or start a slush fund so we can contribute to and or get help if needed for covert activities.LOL

  • sizzle8

    Is that Terry Thomas’ twin brother?

  • BuryTheNuts2

    OT VIIIisgr88888 was 100% correct about Windows 8!
    It takes enturbulation to levels way beyond this Gal AX eee.
    &%$#*&

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      sent ‘ya an email

      • BuryTheNuts2

        back at ya.

    • AnyOldName1

      Has anyone heard from OTVIIIisGrrr8! lately? Hope all is well. I miss him/her.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        OT8 posted two or three days ago here.
        Last blog entry was 12/21/12.
        Maybe the Mayans got her/him.

        • Midwest Mom

          Perhaps he is recruiting some of Hubb’s Mayan blood brothers?

  • DMSTCC

    Re: New Years ad…

    These morons are banking on New Year’s resolutions as “making decisions on what to do with their lives”. Joining a cult seems to be a bit low on the list of the most popular resolutions (http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New-Years-Resolutions.shtml), but there are a few that C0$ can provide.

    + Drink less alcohol (easy, no money or time to do so)
    – Eat healthy food (Are Ramen noodles considered healthy?)
    – Get a better education (nope)
    – Get a better job (SMH)
    – Get fit (from running away from SPs)
    + Lose weight (starve)
    – Manage debt (LOL)
    – Manage stress (just freakin’ leave already)
    -! Quit smoking (ROFLMA)
    +- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (the Public whales?)
    – Save money (for smokes)
    +- Take a trip (one way?)
    +- Volunteer to help others (but, pay your own way)

  • Ivan Mapother

    “Enrol”… What is an “Enrol?” Do they mean “enroll?” Like one would enroll in school and learn how to spell or at least use spell check. To add to their stupidity, how could the ancients become OT if the scam wasn’t invented until 1950?

    • Midwest Mom

      It’s the U.K. spelling, since it’s a U.K. mailing.

  • 0tessa

    Some news on the case against Scientology Inc in Belgium: a spokeswoman of the church called her church ‘the most free organization in the world’. Understatement of the month!
    Furthermore they filed a complaint with the European Court, because the assumption of innocence was violated in their opinion. The church compared the federal persecution with the Inquisition…
    The case seems rather strong though. A lot of new evidence seems to have been found recently.

    • Observer

      For a church which has utter destruction of its enemies as part of its scripture and religious practice, they sure are a bunch of crybabies.

    • Midwest Mom

      Did she actually say “free”? “The most free organization in the world”? Oh my, that is too ridiculous, in every sense of the word “free”.

      • Clam InAHalfshell

        Ridiculous, yet typical.

  • ArtoisDetois

    Scientology needs to word clear “chapel.”

    A chapel is a place of worship and prayer. Traditionally, if a church consists of several rooms, the “chapel” is the designation for a room of worship. It’s commonplace to have a meeting room or a reception hall for other events.

    For the scientologist, however, the “Chapel” is a place for costume parties, banquets, management briefings, square dances, bake sales, what have you. And, of course, there is no worship or prayer. But nothing is sacred to a scientologist, so I guess the distinction has no meaning to them.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    LMAO at the thought of scilons attempting to disseminate to a bunch of drunk NYE partiers, out on the street. I hope someone gets video, I’m sure hilarity will ensue!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      I can see a few “electronic incidents” on the horizon here.

      • Captain Howdy

        Hopefully Angry Gay Pope will show up and there will be video.

    • Midwest Mom

      Maybe they’ll sell tinfoil hats to the intoxicated revelers.

  • Observer

    If anyone was wondering how the international New Year’s shindig Tony posted the flyer for a couple of weeks ago went, Karen de la Carriere posted an excerpt of an email she got from an attendee here (just below NEW OTV Serena Ramzy):

    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41348&start=1320#wrapheader 

    • DMSTCC

      From Karen…

      I am always interested in what arrives in my in-basket on line.

      Here’s a debrief of yesterdays International Event.
      No other speakers.
      None of the INT base Holees dressed in Tuxedos to speak.
      David Miscavige monologue ONLY.
      No else trusted ?
      ~~

      Meanwhile, regarding the event…….it was actually a non-event. Loud and boring as usual. Miscavige droning on as usual. If I ever go to another event I am going to count how many times DM says “moreover”, “and that’s just the beginning”, “straight up and vertical”, “and if that’s not enough”, “and that’s what I call ______”, etc. I’m sure that you know better than me how many times he uses the word “moreover” in normal conversation. But it has never appeared that he has succeeded in making it his own. Perhaps we will find eventually that DM is really a Muppet controlled by Dan Sherman.
      I also noticed during the event he repeatedly took just one sip each out of about 15 separate glasses of water, each of which were brought to him by an assistant dressed in black. And each time, the assistant took away the previous glass which was at least 3/4 full. I kid you not. I mean, what’s with that?! Was I the only one who noticed this and thought it strange?
      It is amazing that people don’t notice what is missing at those events. Maybe they are beginning to. It may be my imagination, but the people around me, although they stood and clapped obediently on cue, did not seem to be very impressed. They seemed to be at the tone level of monotony as a group.

      • ArtoisDetois

        Perhaps his water needs to be exactly 10 degrees Celsius, or else he vomits

        • Observer

          I’m inclined to think he does it because he can, to demonstrate to himself and others just what a Big Being he is. Why, people fetch and carry everything his tiny, coal-black heart desires–he must be Someone!

        • DMSTCC

          Miscavige has been smacked in the face by a member in print. Is he gonna take this and learn from it to deliver a better speech at the next event? This guy is crapping in his pants.

  • It All Comes Out

    What’s the costume for a “bitter apostate”? What’s the costume for one of Hubba’s ex-wives? Involves lots of bruise-colored makeup. What’s the costume for his aborted fetuses? I’m sure that those resourceful scientologists could put on their costume-making “hats” and get the job done.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    Poor Terry. Another OT VIII wearing glasses and all used up.
    It is sad to see these guys and gals in the later years like this.
    Letting LRH and DM suck the last breath out of them.

    I used to go to Hemet..Yeah that Hemet…and we would go to the auctions to buy animals for resale in my dads Feed/Tack store.
    We would also go by the local dairies and they would throw the half breed or sickly calves in a pile.
    Just a pile of mostly live but dying calves…it was truly sick to see.
    We would try to rescue the ones we thought we could save…we would take them back and bottle feed them…We actually saved quite a few of them. But we lost probably 85%.
    But man we tried.

    I think about that often when I think about the Sea Org folks…both young and old.
    They just get discarded like trash.

  • Captain Howdy

    THE SUN: ” The creepy desert road where Tom Cruise’s potty Church pals carved giant ‘hello’ to E.T. ”

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/…/scientology-tom-cruise-alien-cathedral-new-me...

    Fun article and Chuck Beatty gets a mention.

    • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

      you beat me to it….. google’s title for this link is “Alien cathedral built by Tom Cruise’s Scientology pals

      BRILLIANT – top selling paper in UK now out and out laughing at him!

    • 1subgenius

      Spread like fire. 2013 got off to an early start.

    • DeElizabethan

      That’s the second site “not available” to me from that source.

  • http://www.facebook.com/garry.scarff Garry Scarff

    Scientologists, Hare Krishna, Jesus freaks, etc. pass out lierature every year at Pasadena’a Rose Parade. I’ve attended every year since 2000 & can confirm that most of the literature ends up in the trash cans or on the street, a fitting place for all the garbage the Scilons dish out.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Nice to see ya smurf.

  • Midwest Mom

    Billy Crystal and Bette Midler’s movie had a better week at the box office than Tommy’s Reacher movie. I’ll bet if Billy Crystal had portrayed Jack Reacher, more people would have actually paid to see it. He would have made it purposely funny and a great parody, at least.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Tom cruise will make it a parody, don’t worry. It will be a parody of when he actually had talent

  • BuryTheNuts2

    OMG…me and the “other” are fighting over Faith Hill.
    Imma win….She is too cool.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    Hey all, off topic, but the Chocolate Velvet wants to offer a little food for thought for Sunday and New Year’s Eve. A meditation on the past, sci, and Star Trek DS9:
    http://venusamaris.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/the-value-of-the-past-or-lost-in-liminal-space-with-commander-sisko/

    • BuryTheNuts2

      This was a beautiful piece of work woman. Hit home for me because of some of own junk.
      Thanks for writing it….it makes one think.

    • mattekudasai

      Hit Home for me CV. The eye plugs came out and then I read Derek’s Letter and the dam burst. Felt relief. Went back to facebook and Cat Addicts Anony-mouse and clicked through Zombie Kitty Attacks then laughed myself into hysteria. This has been a roller coaster ride of an emotional season for me. I take it as it comes. Looking forward to the Party here tonight. Am I a geek now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1161852028 Derek Bloch

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for making it possible for me to visit my extended family for Christmas. It has been such an amazing experience for me. I am feeling a level of happiness right now that even someone as vocal as me has difficulty describing in words.

    I have not been able to spend Christmas with them in at least the last 15 years. They have opened their arms and their homes to me and given me the love I wished my parents had when I was a child. I have been able to spend time with my cousins and my aunts and uncles and grandparents and not just share my experiences but hear about theirs as well. I have been on the verge of tears since I got here. Happy tears for once, not sad ones.

    It snowed on Christmas day, which is a rarity around East Texas. My cousins and I had a snowball fight and went inside and played games and watched the Grinch. I really reminded me of what a family is supposed to be. They have all told me how proud they are of me, and they have opened up to me in a really big way. I am part of the family again just like if I had never left.

    I am so grateful to Tony. You took my story and helped me tell it openly for the world to see. I bared my soul to you and you handled it so delicately. You made me feel safe to share my experiences with people and not be afraid of them shaming me or humiliating me or passing judgment on me. For so long I had made myself vulnerable to people and been abused as a result. I made myself completely vulnerable to you, by sharing my identity and my story and you did not take advantage of it. You really made me feel safe to open myself up to people again. If it wasn’t for that experience I don’t think I could have reconnected with my extended family in the way that I have during this trip. Your blog was also an integral part of helping me to escape the mental prison of Scientology.

    The commenting community here has been such a big part of my healing process. They have helped me to understand everything I have been through and even more so continually helping me to feel safe being honest and open about how I feel. So many of them have come forward to make me feel loved. People who I have never met. I love you and I love all of them. Without the whole community here, this trip would not have been possible. Not only was I financially incapable, but I would not have felt safe being vulnerable and open with my extended family without the community’s help.

    I can’t tell you how much this has meant to me. There is a cold place in my heart, a deep emotional scar because of the betrayal I have suffered at the hands of my parents acting on behalf of Scientology. I am such a warm, giving and loving person that the emotions I have experienced since being shunned by my family feel completely foreign to me. Being able to see my extended family again, and interacting with the community here has shown me that despite the emotional scars I can still love people and be loved by people.

    I am still collecting photos because my trip is not over yet, but I attached one from Christmas day of me and several of my cousins sitting together in my Aunt’s living room watching the Grinch.

    I will be eternally grateful to Tony and the community here for everything that you all have for me and I am sure will continue to do for me as time goes on.

    I hope one day that I can start a support group for victims like myself to help them rebuild their lives in the way that so many people have done for me. Not just to discuss their problems, but to give them a safe place to go to escape abusive environments, not only from cults but all forms of abuse. A place that they can go to feel the love and the warmth that I have felt and to show them that there are people that care about them.

    • Chocolate Velvet

      Thank you, Derek, for this wonderful and heartfelt post. It is a totally uplifting thing to read! You are such a loving person, it comes through in every word. You deserve happiness, and I am so glad you found it in reconnecting with your family. I have no doubt 2013 will bring you opportunities to help others as you have been helped, and you will thrive because of that. Blessings and love to you in the New Year!

    • 1subgenius

      Pesky dust in my eyes.

    • ArtoisDetois

      Derek- you are an amazing person, and very talented writer. It makes me so happy to hear you have reconnected with some of your relatives. I count myself lucky to have the privilege to read your fantastic posts.

    • Captain Howdy

      Happy New Year Derek ! And I’m happy for you.

    • Midwest Mom

      Derek! (Running toward you with open arms for a big hug). I am so happy that you have been enjoying your time in Texas and that you have had the opportunity to celebrate this wonderfully happy Christmas with your family! Sometimes it’s the little things that stand out as being meaningful to you when you are with family and it’s that comfortable feeling of love that you will keep in your heart and in your memories even after you return home.

      You are truly loved, Derek. A whole bunch! I am sure that your relatives feel very blessed that they have you back in their lives and you never have to wonder where your home is or whom to turn to when you need your family. They are right where you are now.

      I am glad that you had fun with your extra special surprise of Christmas snow. It was almost as if it was arranged by special delivery just for you!

      Have a fun time celebrating New Year’s Eve and ringing in the new year! Please give your family our best wishes and plenty of hugs. (Now, where are those Kleenex tissues when I need them? I’m crying happy tears from reading your note, so I’m not looking my best right now). Thank you for the lovely note to all of us, Derek. When you’ve gotten your fill of all of the older folks here, go back to having fun and do me a favor: Eat, Drink and be Merry!

      With much love,

      Midwest Mom

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1161852028 Derek Bloch

        Those are the only three rules when entering my house. :) I am hoping I can plan a trip to Yosemite in the next year or so with my family. My cousin really wants to visit and it’s only a 4 hour drive or so from my house!

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I am so happy for you Derek. I am glad the trip went so well.
          Those Texas thunderstorms are awesome to behold.
          It is nice to hear you sound so happy.

        • mattekudasai

          Ah Yosemite:Glacial carved soaring cliffs, waterfalls, alpine meadows and 1000’s of plants and Giant Sequoias plus North American Indian sites. 4 hour drive. That’s but a hop, skip and a jump away. “Just Do It”.

          Before I read your “Thank You” to Tony and the team here, I fell into a woe is me, hating on myself for past sins your no good guilt trip. I broke up with their father, so when anything sad happens or life’s troubles present themselves I blame myself saying this wouldn’t have happened or wouldn’t be so difficult if they still had a father who was devoted to them. He met a woman 4 years after the divorce who never had kids and never wanted any so he started severing his bond with them the more he felt he needed to keep her happy. So shit, abuse, bad decisions happen in other places besides Scientology, as you also said in your post. Anyhow I sat and started reading your thank you and not far in I started crying all over my keyboard, because you were so happy and thankful and made me realize I was one of the many here who helped make this happen for you so I guess I gotta work on forgiveness for my “fuck-ups”. My kids seem to love and hold no ill-will toward me, so my mission this year is to use guilt to learn and grown from not to use it as self-flagellation.

          Another interesting and timely event happened here for me when Chocolate Velvet posted a link to the Sisko story from Star Trek Deep Space Nine talking about our “past” and how to use it as a positive effect in our lives and not stay “stuck in the incident”. Watching it had begun the clearing out of the tear ducts so by the time I found your post I was primed and ready for flow.

          Thank you and CV along with Tony and all our witty, acerbic, sometimes argumentative yet always willing to “consider” other points of view and beliefs as long as those beliefs don’t be used as means to harm others. Did I mention forgiveness and brotherly love, lots of those sensibilities expressed and offered here in the underground. Happy New Derek and company. See you tonight for the J & B, S.P, Bitter Defrocked Apostates,Merchants of Chaos, Entheta, Enturbulated, Declared, Type III, out 2D, DB’s low-toned 1.1 wiggly wogs.

          • Midwest Mom

            Karen, you know we love you here, don’t you? It’s amazing how tears of joy (like from reading Derek’s letter) can replace tears of sadness and fill the heart with the best kind of happiness. :)

            Your kids sound like fantastic people. You’ve done a great job raising them and they love you for it. We moms tend to think, rethink and over-analyze things too much sometimes. I think we need to realize that guilt can be useful to promote change in our lives for the better and to remember to focus on the present and future! Hugs to you! MwM

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1161852028 Derek Bloch

        Also I’d like to add that we had a thunderstorm Christmas morning and snow in the afternoon. Not only are both of those rare around this time of year, least of all on Christmas day, but they are the two types of weather that I wanted to experience while I was here. My family thought it might have been my late grandmother welcoming me back to the family. I don’t know, but it was an amazing experience. I have not been full of so much happiness in years.

    • Deckard_Cain

      Thank you, Derek, for sharing yourself with us. You are the face of true courage, compassion, intelligence, and wisdom, and I am very glad you are here with us.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Derek, your story is amazing, and I am so happy to read and see you with your family. I don’t doubt they are as happy to have you as you are to have them. Your story gives me hope that more victims of scientology will turn out like you. Best wishes for the New Year and may everything continue to get better and better. God knows you deserve it. Much love

    • Observer

      What a wonderful family you have! I’m so glad you’re having such a good time. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Fantabulous news, Derek! I consider your trip a personal Christmas gift. My hubby and I sat watching “It’s a Wonderful World” knowing you were safe and sound and surrounded by a huge circle of warm hands and loving hearts. I think you just named your career mission statement in the above. Career counselors are more than happy to help you lay down a path and all the steps you need to take to make your dream a reality. Now that you have your family support to add on, you are now the richest man on earth that I know. Spend your newfound wealth wisely, study hard, but also have lots of fun. We send our best wishes for an exciting new year. We are so damn proud of you.

    • Sherbet

      May 2013 bring you even closer to your dreams.

  • Deckard_Cain

    I’ve never been crazy (or stupid) enough to participate in the drunken Rose Parade campouts, but I understand it can get a bit rowdy/sloppy. I only wish there was some Anon or other reveler with a camera getting the…um…DISSEMINATION on film. I have visions of beer cans and curses thrown at the Pasadena Scientologists.

  • 0tessa

    It’s all actually about the one message: Donate now! Money, yourself, whatever. Donate! Because we are starving! Donate before it’s too late. We’re running out of money. Help us! Otherwise we’re not going to make it in 2013 with all this bad press. Please give us your money. Have mercy on us.
    Poor church … May it be wiped out.

  • Schockenawd

    Here’s a serious question: why does Scientology have such a hard on for people to join staff? This question has occurred to me a few times in the past, and it recently came back up while reading the Vance Woodward book, Addicted to Scientology. They were always pestering him for money, of course, but they were also relentless about joining staff. At one point, they talked him into quitting his high-paying lawyer job so he could become a staff member. What does Scientology get out of cutting off someone’s flow of income (especially one who sends piles of cash their way) so he can become a staff member, get services at reduced rates and help take care of an org mostly occupied by crickets?

    • grundoon

      Scientology staff can’t route off a post until they find another sucker to take their place.

    • DeElizabethan

      Good question. I was always public and I would answer that they needed me to bring in the bucks and that usually did it. Even the SO, “oh but we need some good people” phooey!
      Interesting tidbit: When I was at the new Tampa org opening a woman joyously said ” Oh can’t you just see it when everybody will be on staff or SO in the future?” I said “well then who’s going to pay and where will you get the money from?” boy, did she give me a real dirty look!
      Maybe they’re jealous and want others to suffer with them, or they just can’t think straight?

  • Mrs Libnish

    Seriously? If I was out on Colorado Blvd getting shitfaced and some Scilon stuck a flier in my face ruining MY good time…it would get bloody. Then, I’d take another shot. It might send me to jail, but what a fine story that would tell.

    LIES on the library. You forgot Asotin County, Washington bitches and good luck on that one because I’m watching it like a hawk. Fiction…..fine, but by God there are no Sciontology books in that library and there won’t be.
    PS – way to pimp out the 14 year old. And good to see Terry is still breathing.

  • Jeff

    I got an idea. How bout going to the OC Org in costume as GUY FAWLKES!!!!!!