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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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VIDEO: What Did You Lose in Scientology?

Marc_Headley2In December, we debuted two videos by Tiziano Lugli, a Los Angeles music producer and filmmaker. They were short, witty looks at Scientology’s funny language as spoken by numerous ex-church members and a few actors.

There are no actors in Tiziano’s new video, which he is allowing us to premiere today.

In “The Losing Game,” Lugli has asked ex-Scientologists to talk about what they lost after spending years in the church. You should recognize most of them, including Marc Headley (pictured, right), Jenna Miscavige Hill, Karen de la Carriere, Tory Christman, Michael Fairman, and Mike Rinder.

We think you’ll see why Tiziano wanted to wait some time after his last videos to release “The Losing Game.” It packs a punch.

Give it a look and then please tell us what you think.

Did you recognize everyone? Here’s the list of people, in the order they appear:

Dallas Hill, Christie Collbran, Mike Rinder, Jenna Miscavige Hill, Tiziano Lugli, Joy Grayson, Sky Fairman, Tory Christman, Jamie Sorrentini Lugli, Karen de la Carriere, Marc Headley, Daryl Sorrentini, Claudio Lugli, Kelly Wasserman, Astra Woodcraft, Renata Lugli, Michael Fairman.

Even if you’re new to Scientology watching, you may recognize most of those names, and you’ll know that what they’re referring to is Scientology’s toxic policy of “disconnection.” By leaving the church, their family members who remain in the church are forced to cut off all ties with them. And while we think of someone like Marc Headley doing so well in his life after Scientology, this video helps us remember what he gave up.

Tiziano has another video in the works that really knocks us out. We hope he releases it soon. In the meantime, he’s been keeping himself busy producing new young artists. Take a look at his latest music video, for singer Matt Faze, to get an idea of the kinds of music films he’s making.

 
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TOM AND KATIE ON THE STAGE

Synthia Fagen tipped us to this one: a stage comedy that is getting some rave reviews in Chicago, and that may be on the verge of blowing up. It’s called “The TomKat Project” and here’s a description of it from a local critic:

Written by Brandon Ogborn, The TomKat Project is a “timeline of media coverage spanning 14 years (1998-2012)” that uses sharp comedy writing to unpack the very public union and breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (TomKat). The show marries celebrity gossip, conspiracy, and comedy; it’s a quick-paced inversion of celebrity journalism. With an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the couple’s relationship, the show mixes verbatim dialogue — which is often the funniest/most out-there exchanges and is signaled to the audience by a handheld sign — with imagined conversations.

TomKatProject

Synthia tells us the Scientology material is killer: “The writer told me that they’re talking to the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles (not the TV network). They (the cast) are currently reading Lawrence Wright’s book. I gave them a signed copy of [Marc Headley's book] Blown for Good and they were so grateful…The play certainly touches on all that is bad about Scientology: the human trafficking, slave camps, fraud, etc…The guy that plays Miscavige is great and it’s a big part all the way through the show.”

Wow. That sounds like a lot of fun.

Meanwhile, we heard about two other projects that are skewering Scientology on the stage or screen. A brief glimpse during a season preview suggests that Adult Swim’s series The Ventures is going to feature a robotic L. Ron Hubbard (or something) in its upcoming season, and ex-Scientologist Roz Cohn — a member of the Beverly Hills Playhouse — has been developing a one-woman show about her time in the church. A poor-quality video of her show was posted to WWP, but we told Roz we’re going to wait to see what she does with it before we feature it here. She told us she’s considering several different options.

Something tells us we’re on the verge of open season on Scientology in the arts. Save us a seat on the aisle!

On a related note, we have no confirmation of it, but a tipster told us that last Saturday, some Scientologists held a fundraising evening at the home of a church member in Studio City on behalf of Mario Feninger, the 90-year-old piano teacher who was forced to disconnect from his friend and benefactor, Beverly Hills Playhouse CEO Allen Barton. We’re happy to hear that this (possibly) happened, which appears to have been a direct result of our earlier story.

 
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SMERSH Madness: Sowing the Seeds of World Domination!

As we announced on March 1, we’re joining bracket fever with a tournament like no other. It’s up to you to decide who should be named the new SMERSH, the traditional nemesis of Scientology. Cast your vote for who’s doing more to propel the church down its long slide into oblivion!

Continuing in the first round, we have an interesting matchup this morning.

MaryVsLouis

Mary Rieser may be in some big trouble. She ran the Scientology drug rehab program in the Atlanta area, Narconon Georgia, but a wrongful death lawsuit uncovered stunning documents about the way she ran the place, and the fancy tales she told the public. After a state judge publicly declared her a liar, Mary’s been relieved of her duties, but there’s still a criminal fraud investigation that may ensnare her further. Will she become a symbol of Scientology’s deceptive practices finally getting their comeuppance?

Louis Farrakhan has urged his Nation of Islam followers to take Dianetics training and learn to become Scientology auditors. But so far, we don’t really see the Church of Scientology becoming a part of NOI, or NOI becoming a part of the Church of Scientology. So what gives? All we know is that these two odd groups having anything to do with each other is sure making for some strange news stories.

 
Go to our March 1 post for the latest tournament results.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 15, 2013 at 07:00

 

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  • Observer

    Reiser. Farrakhan is damaging the NOI, and I suppose there will be a few clams that wake up to the fact that they’re still being regged mercilessly while Little Davey is letting the NOI members pay little or nothing for training and auditing, but there doesn’t seem to have been much of a reaction yet.

    Mary Reiser, on the other hand, with her weaselly Most Ethical People on the Planet ways, has exposed NarCONon’s reprehensible lies and amoral practices to the light. The dominoes are still falling, Davey’s biggest revenue stream is in jeopardy, and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see who goes down next … “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a pornstache had cried out, and was suddenly silenced!”

    I won’t be able to watch the movie for awhile but am really looking forward to it. And I *love* that the caricaturist got TC’s center tooth!

    • TonyOrtega

      I’m assigning demerits to everyone who spells Mary’s name wrong today.

      • Observer

        Oops … Fixing it now …

        • TonyOrtega

          For some reason she tends to be the most mangled, even more than “Mark” Headley or David “Miscavidge.”

          • Observer

            I blame Paul Reiser.

            • Poison Ivy

              Paul Reiser and Mary Rieser, in a new remake of “Mad About You” – entitled “Mad About You, LRH!”

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

              “Enturbulated About You”?

            • Poison Ivy

              I like them both!

            • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

              More like “Mad About Your Money.”

            • Observer

              Zing!!

            • HelluvaHoax!

              POISON IVY POSTED: Paul Reiser and Mary Rieser, in a new remake of “Mad About You” – entitled “Mad About You, LRH!”

              ————————————————-

              LOL. The only difference is that in Scientology a Sitcom is not a funny show to be enjoyed. Because it is a Sitcom, the Sit(uation) needs to have the “why” found and “handled” immediately!

              And the name is out-tech too. It should be: “1.5 ABOUT YOU”.

          • Unex Skcus

            Oops, I thought it was “Miscarriage”.

            • Trustmeonthis

              I prefer to spell it “Miss Cabbage.” I am aware that this is juvenile, but, so what?

            • FistOfXenu

              Juvenile fits. The Demented Midget just asks for it. Must be his petulant tantrums and cranky “change my diaper!” ranting.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Damian-DeWitt/100000143081032 Damian DeWitt

        Thank God there is someone left who has standards.

      • Mary_McConnell

        LOL!

      • sharon brown

        Demerits ? That’s not good enough,we’re Already SP’S , So I think you should give honorary declares naming us PTS for spelling errors… Yeah, I think we’d All like that ! lol

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

          Those who persistently mis-spell, as if they’d had a full dosage of Study Tech, are going to be declared “Scientologists”

          • Missionary Kid

            Boy, Robert, you REALLY know how to get nasty!!! LOL

          • sharon brown

            In that case, I will Never mis-spell Again !! Yikes , lmao !!!

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

    Tiziano’s video is powerful. I’d like to see it on the Times Square electronic billboard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

      That’s a Kickstarter project I could get behind.

      • Poison Ivy

        Ditto!!!!

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Me three or four or whatever !!!

      • sugarplumfairy

        Yeah, it is!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44 Tory Christman

      OH MY GAWD Sunny—great idea!~ How about we start a collection to get the money for it? Would that be awesome or what? :)

  • PeggyToo

    Wow!!! Well done again, Tiziano!!!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Holy Crap Peggy! I have missed you!

  • aquaclara

    The only game where everyone loses, indeed. It’s just crushing.
    Thanks for airing this, and including the names – there are some here I had not known.

    • Roger Larsson

      Realities built on lies
      give the liar and believers in the liar losses.

  • sharon brown

    Today ‘s choice ? Piece a Cake ! Thank You Mary for being So Unethical and stupid enough to think you can Lie to a Judge in court ! We’re Not that dumb out here in the “wog” world ! The damage this … woman , (I use the term loosely as it’s too early for me to be cursing to say what I really think she classifies as) has done lying to families that are Desperately looking for help for their Loved ones regardless of the cost Is Totally disgusting , my dog’s More ethically than her ! That Alone gets my vote! The NOI to me are already wacky , hateful etc. , and Don’t really have that Great a reputation to begin with, I just see Farrakhan & Tiny Fists swapping fleas ! lol The video was pretty powerful and just Damn sad, as these are the ones who’ve found their way , but we know there are So many others still trapped ! The man that said he lost the ability to think for himself was the Biggest for me, as they’re selling a Bridge Not to total Freedom, but one to Loss of self, taking advantage of people that want to better themselves and help the world . Instead they give up the very ” freedom ” they had All along Losing many other things with it. :’(

  • Hartley Patterson

    For one cult to be hoodwinked by another is delightful! As an example of collective greed and insanity it’s hard to beat. Farrakan gets my vote, since though Riesner is a liar so are they all, she just happened to scuttle from under that particular stone when it was lifted.

    • 1subgenius

      “For one cult to be hoodwinked by another…”

      And Aretha asked the question:
      “Who’s zoomin’ who?”

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryon.eckert1 Bryon Eckert

      I read a rumor that Farrakhan got a $2.3 million kickback – umm, I mean FSM commission for his efforts.

  • Puppetmama

    Potent video.

  • chris

    Great video! Is there any way we can get it into the mainstream media? It needs to be seen!

  • B.B. Broeker

    Wow. The Venture Bros. are spoofing Scientology? Someone got chocolate in my peanut butter.

    • Couch_Incident

      Go Team Venture!

    • Robert Long

      Yeah, it’s a full on gilded mechanical man in a Commodore hat, complete with LRH video conference in his chest.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Wow! “The Losing Game,” says it all. Thank you, Tiziano, and all who shared their losses. Looking forward to more of his work. I love that he’s doing to Scientology what Scientology attempts to do to the public through media and art, lol! He knows their game and this video proves he’s a step ahead of them in impact.
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    TomKat Project, lol! Can’t wait :) David Miscavige on stage, :P

    Glad you mentioned Roslyn ‘Roz’ Cohn. Despite the poor quality of the video someone took and posted, the workshop debut of her act was really good. She’s one very funny and talented woman and that show is terrific.
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    Glad someone in the cult stepped up to help Feninger. Of course, it was probably done because you alerted the public to what happened with him and Allen Barton. They always have to try and counter the bad PR within their ranks…

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    Mary Rieser, of course. Her efforts will go down in history as helping us shut down Narconons across the USA :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Damian-DeWitt/100000143081032 Damian DeWitt

    Thank you, Tiziano! This is the most powerful and moving short video about the evil of Scientology I have seen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrewr47 Andrew Robertson

    In just a few seconds Tiziano’s video punches you in the face with its raw power, flaying the cynical and vicious policy of disconnection, the Church of Scientology’s contribution to tearing families apart.

    Regarding SMERCH Madness, Mary is just dripping with winingness here, though if Louis can organize a ‘Million Man March’ in time for Ron’s birthday celebration I might regret my hasty choice.

    Andrew

    (My avatar has returned from the implant station!)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      Glad your avatar is not still stuck in an electronic incident, but it has probably picked up a lot of nasty engrams and might have some avatar thetans clinging to it. I’d advise you to sign up for some rundowns (you should prepay for all of them immediately, of course).

      • Poison Ivy

        Maybe your avatar isn’t your avatar at all. It’s a mock-up designed to fool you created by the evil Marcabians.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andrewr47 Andrew Robertson

          Impossible. At least whilst the Loyal Officers in their silver boots stride purposefully around the roof of AOLA sending sparkling intentions beams soaring high into the night sky protecting the pathways to the implant stations on Mars and Venus.

          The Marcabian scoundrels of the Fifth Invader Fleet, presently skulking high above the plains of northern Idaho can do naught but gnash their teeth in impotent fury as long as the brave defenders of Teegeeack and the selfless voluntary donations by IAS members financing this vital struggle for survival keep them at bay.

          ‘A world free of war, insanity, crime and repeats of Marcabian daytime television soap operas’ is a proud slogan and one worth fighting for!

          Andrew

          (It’s interesting that Bill and I share the same surname.)

          • sugarplumfairy

            Yay!! You’re avatar is back!

  • 1subgenius

    Farrakhan.
    The unholiest of alliances will speed the demise of both.
    This will not end well for either.

  • 1subgenius

    Video=tears.

  • HeatherGraceful

    I love that the cast of The TomKat Project are reading Larry Wright! That’s great dissemination.

    My vote has gone to Mary Rieser. Her contribution to exposing the ugly and the illegal activities of Narconon Georgia is almost unparalleled.

    Tiziano’s video – wow. So impacting. I’m short of words, because it’s still resonating with me.

    Edit: Looking Good, Marc Headley!

    • http://twitter.com/tetloj tetloj

      Marc has a kind of Tom Sizemore thing going on that pic.

  • Observer

    Okay, I just watched the video. It gave me goosebumps, and now I want to just curl up and cry for those people. I am so, so sorry. I hope your loved ones who are still in wake up soon.

  • Pepsicat

    I lost my “friends”, my accountant, my chiropractor, my dentist, my physician and my lawyer. None of which amounted to any kind of real loss. But this one hurt: I lost my daughter. Some day she’ll open her eyes, some day she’ll open her eyes, some day she’ll open her eyes, some day….

    • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

      I’m not at all religious, but I really pray she does. For both your sakes.

    • ScamProof

      And someday she will. I’m very sorry for you. I know how much it hurts. Just be there for her when she does snap out of it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44 Tory Christman

        Mine only had I lost my husband of 27 years. What was cut was I also lost ALL of my 30 year “friends”, my Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractor, etc Not to mention 30 years of my LIFE. Many of us who stayed “in” lost this much or more. I know WAY too many families who lost their children: The biggest loss of all. If you’re lurking and disconnected: PLEASE CALL YOUR LOVED ONES *************NOW**********!

    • i-Betty

      My love to you.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Test

    • EnthralledObserver

      Whew, for a bit there Disqus wouldn’t let me post… but I shut the whole computer down and it seems I’m back in business. Okay too late to comment now, be back in morning…

  • BosonStark

    Marc’s shirt would make good Sea Org wear. Great video though — I watched it like 5 times.

    I watched Roz Cohn’s video the other day and like how it tells a strong story. It’s glib! I love it. She really tells the truth. I hope she gets a good sound version out soon. I think it would be very popular even as a video performance piece with no audience.

    • Trustmeonthis

      I could not make out a damn thing in the Roz Cohn performance, so I’m hoping a new video (or a transcript) will turn up soon.

  • ScamProof

    I think the video is very moving and powerful. One of the people mentions the very thing I lost – a 27 year marriage when my husband decided to join the cult and give away the savings of a lifetime of hard work. He gave up so much more than money!

    • aquaclara

      I’m sorry for your loss.

      • ScamProof

        Thank you

        • http://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44 Tory Christman

          I’m so sorry for your loss, too, ScamProof. My husband (I was the one who lost the husband of 27 years) was born into this cult—his parents hooked up with Hubbard in 1950. He re-married and is still “in”, more screwed up than can be imagined. For me the shocking thing is he was never, despite being OT 8, ever REALLY ‘with the program”. So it was a huge shock to me that he stayed. It thought he’d be the easiest to get out. Love to you :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44 Tory Christman

            PS: I only know about he being screwed up thanks to some friends who left and told me the details. He’s refused to talk to me for 12 years, despite part of our marriage vows was to “Always, no matter what happens, remain friends”. And they push Way to Happiness? MY ASS.

            • aquaclara

              Hitting the “my ass” button 27 times over! Best to you, Tory! You win! He’s toast. Love to you. Crap to the ex.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Snow/2262077 Barb Snow

      I went back and read your posts. Your situation is horrifying. In addition to all the people who joined the cult and lost so much, there are so many of us who were never believers, but still lost our marriages, our money and the quality of our life.

      • ScamProof

        Yes, it is very unfortunate that this lunacy is still out there ruining lives and especially frustrating when you have no choice in the matter. He was like a man possessed, has snapped out of it now but the damage was done. Thanks.

    • sugarplumfairy

      Wow.. ScamProof.. Like BarbSnow, I went and read your posts.. Your story is heartbreaking.. I hope it’s ok that I am pasting it here.. Everyone should read it.. It perfectly details the co$’ modus operandi..

      “Unless I am misinterpreting your post, it seems you are saying that Scientology DOES revere family. I’m sorry but because of personal experience, I must beg to differ. Several years ago, my husband spent several thousand dollars on “the New basics” course. Several months later, he informed me he was going to Los Angeles for a long weekend to visit the Scientology headquarters there. He called me from LA, sobbing and saying that he would find a way to pursue Scientology and stay married too. My blood ran cold as I wondered who would suggest that a man couldn’t pursue a “religion” and keep his wife and family. In the course of just a few more months, we were divorced and Scientology took every penny my husband (a man in his 60s) had including retirement accounts, savings and pocket money. He came back to me initially I think because he literally wouldn’t be able to eat and keep a roof over his head. He went to work for his local org on staff part-time and also went to work for some Scientologist employers at a low wage. It really is true what I’ve heard that if they get their hooks into you, they will take all your money and then have you go to work for them because there seems no alternative. Eventually, he snapped out of it. He needed to declare bankruptcy and probably at this late stage of life will not recover financially. I watch him struggle every day to overcome the devastation wrought by his Scientology experience – financial ruin and the strain put on his relationships with the most important people in his life. Scientology revering family? What a joke! After our experience, I have no trouble believing anything they are accused of and the stories I read ring true for me as I have lived it. This is the most disgusting organization on the planet and you should be ashamed to defend it. My hope for you is that someday you will snap out of it too.”

      • ScamProof

        I don’t remember who I was replying to, but I hope they have come to their senses! Absolutely fine to repost what I wrote. People need to know this can happen. Thanks.

        • Poison Ivy

          So terribly sorry for you, and for your husband, who obviously was a good man before this happens. I shudder to think that they could do this to someone at his stage in life. The stealing of youth is every bit as evil of course, but some of these kids can get out and still make their way in the world (Marc Headley, for example.) They’re young enough to start over. At his age – what a tragedy. What criminals!

    • Bob

      ScamProof, that is a horrifying story.
      But I must make a correction from an insider POV. There are many very tight families in SCN. And they and the church consistently promote Hubbards positive writings about how important children are to the future of society. So that does exist.
      The only problem is that it all goes OUT THE WINDOW the second you are perceived as a threat to the church or to a church members progress on the bridge. They will break up a family at the drop of a hat. Your story unfortunately is one of many. And it appears to be happening more not less.
      As I have stated before the church uses many of its brainwashed but decent people as the honey to catch more flys. Despicable.

  • scnethics

    Great video. The other videos were such a hoot, I was halfway through this one before I stopped waiting for a punchline. It’s very powerful. I’d love to see air during the Super Bowl next year.

  • Vistaril

    On the move, so my quick reflections . . .

    I’m loving me some Tiziana – and, yes, most people featured mentioned disconnection but other equally pernicious losses were mentioned too. The money aspect, the loss of childhood, education and, what struck me as most poignant coming from Fairman, the ability to think for oneself. All those are that which Scientology feasts upon under the name of “freedom”.

    Rock on “the Arts”!! Dry logic, endless reports of crime, untold misery, and lists of facts all have their place and their time. Yet. somehow, and speaking personally, that approach seems also to require a creative narrative to properly present the real nature of the Beast we are dealing with. MOAR!!

    Reiser, with out a doubt. She has delivered a stunning performance highlighting the orchestrated litany of lies under which Scientology seeks to infiltrate and then corrupt that which is good about society. Farrakhan, on the other hand, assists with the religious cloaking of the criminal enterprise while facilitating a welcome stream of cash direct to David Miscavige, and creaming off his FSM comission.

    • CraftLass

      Completely agree about Fairman’s segment. There are other ways to lose family and friends, I despise disconnection with all my heart, but the loss of one’s sense of self is even more dangerous. Frankly, it doesn’t matter what group you might be part of if you are following another’s line of thought instead of having your own independent thoughts, even if the group might actually be one with good intentions and ways of thinking.

      One of the fatal flaws of Scn philosophy, IMHO, is that life has a simple truth: You can’t take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself, much like having to put on your own oxygen mask before you help fellow passengers on a plane. The emphasis on group over individual means that, even if it wasn’t an evil scam without an ounce of compassion, they still wouldn’t be able to help anyone. Sleep and food deprivation, lack of vacation, overwork, or even just donating so much money you can’t feed yourself properly or lose your home – these things make us incapable of performing to the best of our abilities. These things make our brains just not work properly, hence their effectiveness in adding to indoctrination.

      Also agree about the arts! I call it “guerrilla education”, using entertainment to teach people without realizing they are learning. Laughter, dancing, singing along, getting mesmerized by a beautiful performance, it doesn’t matter the form, all of these things seep into us in a more meaningful way than dry data. That leads to curiosity and sends smart people on a path to learning even more. Look at the impact of the South Park episode on exes and the uninitiated alike. Entertainment reaches a broader audience than the news or any website. It also makes us feel good, and when we feel good, we are more likely to pursue something that sparks our interest.

      • Bob

        Craftlass, This is absolutely true about taking care of oneself.
        To me one of the worst parts to Hubbatology is that Ron wrote articles that espouse truths like this and then wrote policies that violate his own TRUTHS. And then David Mouse-caviage, further emphasizes the crazy instead of the good!
        Sorry to be so cynical but In the Church of Borgatology entertainment has primarily one use. ENSNARE AND CAPTURE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrewr47 Andrew Robertson

    Good news for friends of ‘Bury The Nuts’. Her cruise ship, the ‘Carnival Triumph’ has just limped into port in Mobile, Alabama after breaking down in the Caribbean.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21465387

    No one is suggesting it was her fault, though if she’d left that albatross alone and just sat on the deck reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s instructive poems this unfortunate incident might never have happened!

    ‘Day after day, day after day,
    We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
    As idle as a painted ship
    Upon a painted ocean.

    Water, water, every where,
    And all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, every where,
    Nor any drop to drink.’

    But I understand the bar remained open.

    Andrew

    • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

      She’s stranded in St. Maarten? I’m trying to muster up some sympathy, but the grey sky outside my window seems to be interfering with the process.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

        Perzactly. As long as the facilities are functioning (unlike the previous Carnival of Death), a little extra time in the Caribbean seems like one of the disasters I could manage to cope with.

        • Poison Ivy

          I wonder if CO$ didn’t purposefully sabotage her ship! After all, the Sea Org are all Master Mariners, right?

          • Captain Howdy

            As an ole sea dog Master Mainliner it sounds completely plausible. They may have hired one of those Ukrainian killer porpoises.

            http://www.guns.com/2013/03/12/ukrainian-military-dolphins-armed-with-guns-on-the-loose/

          • FistOfXenu

            They wouldn’t need to do that. It just takes a few OT’s. They exteriorize and go to the ship and find some key parts of the ship to sabotage. Presto! Job done.

            OT’s can really exteriorize and do stuff right? I mean, like in the stories Ron told right?

        • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

          I could probably force myself as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrewr47 Andrew Robertson

      Reflecting on my total confusion as to which ill-fated Carnival Lines ship BTN was enjoying until the unfortunate albatross incident occurred, I wondered if anyone considering a Caribbean cruise might instead choose a voyage on the ‘Freewinds’ The prices seem similar and face-masks can be purchased cheaply at any hardware store so asbestos poisoning wouldn’t be an issue. Similarly earplugs in case your cabin mate snores.

      One could skip classes and lounge on the aft-deck sipping a gin and tonic, watching the sunset and pondering one’s eternity and how to avoid running into Grant Cardone or Michael Chan.

      Andrew

      • Missionary Kid

        What are you, a sadist? ;-) Either one is a plot for a horror movie, and the Freewinds is the worse of the two.

        • Roger Larsson

          There’s more profit in having flagships floating than in having them rock slamming or to have them feeding the ocean or in the making them to ghost ships floating around on the ocean.

          If Sea-orgs flagship makes a rock slam it goes submarine which means victims of crime must use a hydro phone to get their money back. It’s easier to make business with a cult than with a sub cult.

          • Captain Howdy

            You’re on a roll, Roger ! all we need now is some swiss (guy) cheese and (david) mayo.

          • Missionary Kid

            You’re almost as good at fantasy as LRH, maybe better. Now, all you have to do is get some clams to give you money.

            I know, start a religion! ;-)

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Now retrofitted to include emergency stores of Spam, water, and plenty of personal hygiene bags, The Freewinds is the only place on the planet where New OTVIII is delivered. So if you want to go to the top of the Bridge but had concerns about cruise ship safety, you now have peace of mind in knowing that if anything breaks down on The Freewinds there is plenty of Spam, water, and personal hygiene bags.

        • Captain Howdy

          Whaddya got for movies ? I hope you have my favorite, “Blue Asbestos Lagoon”, starring Brooke Shields.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

            They have “Battlefield Earth” on endless loop. What other movie would you ever need?

    • VickiStubing

      Doesn’t she know better than to stay away from cruise ships? I wonder if she strayed too close to the not-so-Freewinds. I’ll have my daddy swing by and pick her up LOL.

    • Captain Howdy

      What, is she nuts ? I’d sooner spend a week in detox, than a week on one of those cruise ships.Sheesh, read the papers eh ?

      • Poison Ivy

        It’s not cruise ships in general, it’s Carnival (they bought out some other lines with other names, so do your research.) They are the Burger King of cruise lines – all horsemeat underneath.

        • Captain Howdy

          So all of the dozens and dozens of cruise ships that have been struck by mystery illnesses in the last 10 years or so have been Carnival ?

          • Poison Ivy

            Ah, the mystery illnesses. No, I don’t believe they’ve all been Carnival or Carnival-owned, you’re right. But the majority of breakdowns and incidents of violence have been.

          • Poison Ivy

            Captain, just came across this – maybe our Bury is winging her way home as we speak!

            http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/travel/cruise-ship-trouble/index.html

            • Captain Howdy

              She probably got shitfaced and strolled into one of the seedier dens of iniquity and is on a slave ship headed for the U.A.R as we speak.

            • Missionary Kid

              You mean there’s other slave ships besides Freewinds?

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        You just Know she’s gonna have a book ready by the time she gets back. Hope she packed smart.

      • Johan

        Why yes. Yes she is.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Andrew that was inspired! And thank goodness the bar remained open!

    • Poison Ivy
  • Greg S

    I lost my son to this evil cult. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and hurt. It will be 5 years this summer since I’ve spoken to him, that’s almost 1/4 of his life since he has talked to his father.

    • Observer

      I’m so sorry, Greg

    • Ziontologist

      He must be in his early 20′s, like I was when I was “in.” I never finished college because of that.
      The peak of my Scientology involvement was when I moved to LA. And when I moved away, I couldn’t believe how hard my father cried.
      I found my way back. I hope your son does the same.

    • Unex Skcus

      Sending some heartfelt hope from Aus that one day he escapes.

    • aquaclara

      May he see the light and find his way back home soon. Sending an Irish prayer out there for you and your son.

    • Poison Ivy

      There’s still hope. So many on this board found their way out. He may, too. Prayers.

    • 0tessa

      All my sympathy. One day he will come back, I’m sure.

    • Scientology Kills

      Your story is breaking my heart. :(

      Just know that there are people out there trying to help get him back to you. The exes, people like Tony O. and Anonymous are working tirelessly to bring an end to this madness. As an anon, my entire family and all of my friends have been made aware of the evils of this and other cults.

      I know, hopefully soon, your son will be home.

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    Great video. Howsabout an Indigogo fundraiser to put it up as a SuperBowl commercial? Do you think, maybe, Marty Mark can still find a key to that billion dollar war chest?

    I voted Mary Reesor. I think the mess she is in with Scientology defines her life. As for Farrakhan, who was born with the last name Walcott which is much easier to spell, it is just another bizarre step in a bizarre life. Scientology, to his biographers, will be a footnote.

    The TomKat play sounds very enjoyable. I can’t imagine anyone seeing it and saying, “You know, I wonder if they are being fair to Scientology”.

    I think that once enough people read the book, see the play, go to the movie, visit the website, talk around the water cooler, hear the story from their neighbour, see that old friend passing out hand bills at the org, read about the dead kid, see the protest, veg out in front of the TV show, and talk to their old pal in Australia, public rage will hit a point where the people we entrust with maintaining our safety will finally do something.

    It took along time before they went after the Mafia and Hell’s Angels and they are far worse social problems than Scientology has ever been.

    • TonyOrtega

      One demerit for “Reesor.” Heh.

      • Snippy_X

        Yes sir, but could I make a plea that Mighty Korgo get a free pass on this one? Rieser herself has used some creative misspellings of her own name on Narconon sites and domain registrations, e.g.

        Mary Patrice Rieser, a.k.a. Mary Tieser, Mary Riieser and Mary Reiser. She also hasn’t been seen or heard from in a while, so she may have other aliases.

        Aside: Per Wickstrom (Michigan Narconons) uses Pere Wickstrom for his Canadian alias.

        • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

          Can I plea that Reesor is the Canadian spelling? Or that Farrakhan was a Walcott? Maybe that Marty was Mark? Or that Tom and Katie have been reduced to TomKat? What is a little vowel in all that confusion? Did you know that Cassius Clay had originally planned to become a Jew and change his name to Harry Feinstein? As for Scientology you can spell it $cientology, scientology or just Scn. Any way you spell it, it is still a big con.

  • stillgrace

    I unexpectedly teared up at the end of the video. Powerful stuff. Keep on keeping on, Tiziano!
    Mary Rieser, all the way. Lying liars that lie and lie and lie.

  • CharlieWaters

    Even though Farrakhan’s patented Wackjob Zone defense can be daunting, it’s no match for Rieser’s ability to tell lies and spin yarns all day from outside the three point line.

    Rieser wins easily to advance to the Sweet SMERSH Sixteen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Snow/2262077 Barb Snow

    I lost the quality of my marriage and home life…. trying to live with someone who was convinced that his life wasn’t complete unless he gave all of our money to Scientology. I never allowed that and we never divorced — and I’m sure there would have been other issues — but Scientology was the third party in our marriage during the whole time we were bringing up our children. It was awful. I hate Scientology with a passion, both before and after Micaviage.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barb-Snow/2262077 Barb Snow

      Also, my mother in law and my children lost much in the same way. They too hated Scientology and the effect it had. Scientology also tried — but failed, thank heavens — to get my then elderly and ill mother in law to mortgage her house so they could get their hands on money through her, since I refused to agree to give them money from my children’s education fund. Did my husband allow this? Yes he did. So I guess another loss is respect for him from people who loved him and couldn’t believe he was doing this.

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

        You’re a strong woman and your family is blessed to have you.

      • Poison Ivy

        Thank God they failed with your kids and your mother in law. Thank God.

    • Poison Ivy

      What ever happened to that “alienation of affection” thing that divorcing people in ’30′s movies were always suing about?

      • Missionary Kid

        I believe that kind of a suit has to be brought against a person.

        • Poison Ivy

          Go for the Scientology reggers!

    • Johan

      Is your husband out now?

  • Ze Moo

    Not a contest, like Kansas vs Alcorn state you just have to vote for Mary Rieser. Her perjury and coming indictment for insurance fraud will keep her in the papers for some time. I still don’t see what Farrakhan gets out this deal, I suppose the payoff to push dianetics is enough. When the cult tells you that they don’t do ‘disconnection’ any more, show them Tiziano’s video.

    I saw Steve Hassan on the ID Discovery channel last night. He was talking about the Church Universal and Triumphant. The talks by Elizabeth Prophet (the ‘prophet’ of the group) were extra wacky.

    Nancy Many’s story is : http://investigation.discovery.com/tv-shows/dangerous-persuasions/dangerous-persuasions-video/a-crime-for-scientology.htm

    • Captain Howdy

      “In about 1956 Mark Prophet came in contact with The Bridge to Freedom, an offshoot of the I AM Activity led by Geraldine Innocente.”

      • Ze Moo

        The ‘Bridge to Freedom’ seems to be an earlier incarnation of the “ascended masters”. Since the death of Elizabeth Prophet in 08, no ‘speaker for the ascended masters’ has been acknowledged. There is a job opening for any OT 8 here…….

        • Captain Howdy

          I was just wondering if maybe L Rum did some “borrowing’.

          • Ze Moo

            Lron borrowed from a lot of places, but he doesn’t seem to have borrowed from these clowns. They all seem to have devolved from the turn of the century mystics like the reformed Satan worshipers and Illuminati and my friend, Cthulhu.

          • grundoon

            Likely the reverse. Hundreds of cults, small and large, have been started by people who learned how to do the cult thing the L. Ron way while in Scientology.

      • 1subgenius

        I had taped one of her shows off cable years ago.
        That is some freaky shit.

  • California

    No video here.

  • SS

    “Open season on Scientology in the arts” – hell yes, it’s about time! I did enjoy “The Master” even though it didn’t quite deliver the gut-shot to Scientology I was hoping for…….. but a full-fledged Hubbard biopic certainly would.

    Scorsese is probably my favorite director and I loved his Howard Hughes biopic “The Aviator”. If we could get him interested in making one on Hubbard, he could call it “The Bloviator”.

  • Unex Skcus

    Fan-bloody-tastic! Tiz’s video, stage comedies… these really help to expose Co$ to potential “fresh meat”, and that’s a few more that won’t get tangled up in that evil web.

    Rieser gets my vote in the matchup, although I’m hopeful that Farrakhan has future potential.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001007868067 Synthia Elizabeth Fagen

    Wow Tiziano, great video. I’d love to see more and more people and their stories.

    On Rieser vs Farrakhan, at this current time it certainly appears she’s delivering the greatest blow. I do, however, believe that the NOI/Scientology scenario is a huge pile of explosives with a slow burning fuse and when that fuse gets to the end what it will ignite is going to blow people’s minds. It’s not gonna be pretty.

    For now, I’ll revel in the deliciousness of Narconon giving the church the worst public relations nightmare it’s had to deal with thus far. Sadly, though, I say I’d rather have the lives back that they stole.

    On a happier note, I hope this TomKat Project moves out of Chicago as it is hilarious! The writing is outstanding, the cast is tremendously talented and Miscavige is so artfully played that the horribleness of the cult is obvious. It deserves a very wide viewership. Judging from the continuous uproar in the audience, there’s not a single person (unless one has been living under a rock) that won’t find the almost two hour, Scientology-filled play, delightfully entertaining.

    • Espiando

      Synthia: Thanks for the info. Since I’m in town right now, I may swing over there. Dom and the rest of his clubbed seals must be going crazy. It’s not only running less than ten minutes’ drive from the Org, but the theater is in Boystown. In ’08, some of us tried to galvanize the local gay community into knowing what Scn thought about them, with some success (and that was before Scn’s support of Prop 8). Now the mountain’s coming to Muhammad.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001007868067 Synthia Elizabeth Fagen

        Definitely go see it! You will love it. The theater is small so tickets sell out fast. Here’s the link:

        http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/337400

  • villagedianne

    As a 14-year Scientology watcher, I lost countless hours obsessively reading about COS on the internet. But I have no regrets. I would do it all again! Thanks Tony, OCMB and many others.

    • VickiStubing

      Don’t think of it as time lost, think of it as knowledge and friends gained, humor shared, and the anti-Co$ world expanded. It’s all good in here!

    • Johan

      Some dark subject matter for someone so young. Remember, You’re not allowed to become a hardened cynic before 40….

    • Scientology Kills

      Awesome! Proof that the young are curious and this is the time when the cult can get their hooks in. As I mentioned above, one of the best things anyone can do is inform their friends and family of the dangers of this and other cults. My son is 15 and he’s well-aware of the cult, and though my family thinks I may go a little overboard in my enthusiasm, they know it’s for the greater good and helping others.

      • villagedianne

        I am not 14 years old. I am a 14-year Scientology watcher, since 1999.

        • Johan

          Oops! Let me read a bit more carefully next time. You may chuckle.

  • sketto

    David Miscavige is a cancer to all who have contact with him.

    • Observer

      And to many who don’t.

    • Missionary Kid

      More like ebola.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerard-Plourde/1127841398 Gerard Plourde

    “The game everybody loses.” Perfect tagline. Very powerful video. Thanks for posting it.

    • FistOfXenu

      Perfect for real:

      • Missionary Kid

        Too ban somebody can’t hack the sign.

  • Espiando

    I went against the grain of the current vote and cast mine for Louis. First of all, because Chicago. Second of all, as a South Side Chicagoan, I know that he has the acid touch. Anything he gets involved with gets significantly damaged. I’ve seen it many times. NOI won’t recover the influence it had under Elijah Muhammad until Farrakhan departs the scene.

    We’re playing the Long Game here. Farrakhan’s poison will seep in and do damage slowly. Meanwhile, we’ve seen that Narconon is very well-insulated. Each NN has to be taken down separately. Trois-Riviere didn’t damage NN Georgia. Georgia didn’t damage Oklahoma (all of Oklahoma’s damage has been, essentially, self-inflicted, or rather inflicted mainly by two wonderful gentlemen who grace us with their presence). Rieser will take down one of the cesspits, but doesn’t have too much hope of damaging NN as a whole.

    We may think that the systemic damage will happen, but we’re not the most objective of audiences. I’m not saying that hitting NN where it hurts the most is useless; Mary and the folks at Tipping Point are Mammoth Heroes, and Luke and Eric will have seats at the head table in Valhalla, where David Love will be served flagons of mead off of Thor’s hammer. I am saying that NN is such a widespread target with multiple layers of insulation that the Tipping Point won’t be reached as easily as some imagine. We need to keep hitting individual targets and need to keep hitting hard. NN will be taken down, but we can’t hope that Mary Rieser and/or Petey Porn Stache in Oklahoma will be a magic bullet to pull the whole rotting edifice down.

    (Disclosure: except for US Army Basic Training, I’ve worn a mustache since I was 17. If I call something a porn stache, it’s a porn stache.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gayle.smith.3994 Gayle Smith

    As before, Tiziano’s video was great. Powerful and straight to the point. I think it should be broadcast outside every Scientology center in the world. If that doesn’t warn people away, nothing will.

    Mary Rieser all the way. She’s done more to cripple Co$ legally than anyone in the history of the Church. I don’t think there’s enough money to buy them out of all the trouble her documentation is going to cause them.

  • TheNextMrsTomCruise

    Wow. The video is amazing and powerful. Tiziano is talented, but who didn’t know that?

    As far as Mary Raisenette, I’d like to rack up a few demerits please

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Razor, it’s Razor, darn it.

  • Captain Howdy

    I’m voting for Mary Reznor, even though Screwy Louie is an outside shot to take down D.M if Louie get’s double crossed and he sends his “Death Angels” on a mission to collect a debt.

    p.s- I love Mary’s wig also.

    • Poison Ivy

      Mary obviously sees herself as the Anna Wintour of Scientology. Just for that she gets my vote. (No, it’s because her lies were SO blatant, she single-handedly unmasked Narconon Georgia for the world to see. Thanks, Mary! I hope the sec checking is going swimmingly!!)

    • Sherbet

      I’ll consider LF a real presence in cos when the church’s disaster volunteers start wearing bow ties with their yellow shirts.

      • 1subgenius

        Their handler, “Jim” something or other (Mathers?), is quite fond of the bow-tie look.

    • Espiando

      Mary Reznor, huh? The problem with that one is that we have too many possible cross-references to choose from. So, do you go for “Head Like A Hole”, “The Downward Spiral”, “Hurt”, or given the endorsements of Narconon and the nature of Scientology, “Starfuckers Inc.”?

    • Johan

      “I love Mary’s wig also”
      Very Adams family!

  • whingeybingey

    That was beyond amazing. Wow, Tiziano. Thank you.

  • Poison Ivy

    Tizanio’s video is really powerful. I am not thrilled with the musical score. He needs to rethink that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.obrien.775 Kim O’Brien

    To watch this video and read these comments about people losing their children and loved ones to this cult is just horrible . I get so pissed…my kid can’t figure out why i hug her so hard and cry every once and a while . She can thank this blog for that . I really don’t give a shit about a soap opera actor who had to go to another chiropractor …or a bunch of idiots who lost $$ because they thought they were so special to begin with.

    JUST LEAVE …..JUST STOP BELIEVING THIS SHIT …….JUST LEAVE

  • Mog

    I lost 9 of the most important years of my life. The years one should have been discovering the world, going to college etc… Instead I spent my late teens and early adult life working 100 hrs week for nothing, but hey lesson learned. Live and learn right.

    • Poison Ivy

      At least you are out. Happy you are.

  • Roger Larsson

    Scientologists losing their religion lose their belief in the elites ELITE. On the outside of scientology is it more common than rare that a second thought cancels the first one.

  • DeElizabethan

    When I first saw the Farrakhan connection I was taken aback, besides their explanation for it. To me it was a potential Fail. Because they are treated differently, it will take awhile for them to see how they are being used. Some fireworks may develop or simply people will rebel, wake up and leave.
    Mary Reasoner did very well from her criminal brainwashed reasoning.

    • Johan

      The NOI COS tie-up is a bit of a mystery. Of course both are fake religions maybe they see a benefit in working together to preserve their tax status. Other than that, Farakhan was probably paid…..

  • richelieu jr

    Did you happen to ask him who the beautiful English girl in his last video was? The one who can’t stop thinking of me?

    • Captain Howdy

      I figured out who she is…but I’m not telling.

      • richelieu jr

        Now that’s just mean!

  • VickiStubing
  • mook

    “On a related note, we have no confirmation of it, but a tipster told us that last Saturday, some Scientologists held a fundraising evening at the home of a church member in Studio City on behalf of Mario Feninger”

    was anybody of note present at this little shindig? I’m guessing this are current members of CoS. wonder why they would have a fundraiser for a potential SP?

    • http://twitter.com/tetloj tetloj

      Will this fundraiser buy him food or more auditing?

  • http://twitter.com/BEDMANOKC BEDMANOKC.com

    Wow awesome !

  • mook
    • Poison Ivy

      From ESMB “For starters, although Will Smith has been vocal about his acceptance of Scientology, he and his family do NOT actively practice the religion.” Uh – not necessarily. Trust. Especially the “his family” part.
      Ironically, if there is any one family in the world who I would APPROVE for Scientology to suck up their ill-gotten money, it would be the Kardashian Klan. I’d call that “Instant Kardashian Karma!”

      • mook

        wasn’t Kris Jenner’s late husband Rob Sr. a friend of Greta Van Susteren? I believe Kim K was at the WH Press Correspondents Dinner last year as Greta’s guest (Lindsay Lohan was Greta’s guest in 2011, maybe that’s why she was filming Liz & Dick at the Celeb Center…)

        • Poison Ivy

          Don’t know much about KJ’s late husband but I believe the Greta Lindsey/Kim thing was more of a publicity move than anything else (unless she was trying to recruit them? doubtful). As for Lindsay shooting Liz & Dick at the Celebrity Center – trust, that has nothing to do with anything. Lindsay could barely get herself to those locations, let alone have any say in where they were.

      • TheNextMrsTomCruise

        I’m sure there is more than one thetan hiding in those Kardashian bubble butts.

        • grundoon

          Booty Thetans?

      • FistOfXenu

        Then DM really would be living high on the hog.

      • Johan

        Why the hell does he dish out personality tests? *shakes head*

      • Missionary Kid

        What do the Karda$ian$ have in common with $cientology? My spelling says it all.

  • richelieu jr

    You really have to love the idea of poor Mario Feninger finally getting a bit of help not from his student who loves him, and not from the organization which refused to allow him to recieve that help (and which has a cool billion in the bank, much of it doubtless Mario’s at one time), but from a ‘Hey! Let’s have a bake sale”-type fundraiser at someone’s house, obviously inspired by the realization in a certain midget’s head that the entire CoS was about to take yet another publicity hit due to a self-inflicted wound.

    So they decide to make lemonade from lemons, showing how generous they are to a poor fellow-believer in need. Never mind that the guy could live in style to the end of his days in the interest from one day’s cut for Miscavige, someone got browbeat into browbeating a bunch of other members (many of whom I am sure are moved by only the deepest and most honest sympathy for this poor man)… No one is moved enough, however, to admit the obvious:

    “Scientology is intentionally and with clear knowledge of the consequences taking food from a poor, destitute man’s mouth becasue of– not thought crime, but the mere POTENTIAL for thought crime, based on– a policy which they insist puiblically (and have since the good ol’ Hubbard days) is no longer in force…”

    Listen, any act that helps this man out is OK by me, but the humanitarian, ‘Isn’t it great we’re Scientologists and the only ones who can help?’ bow being put on it makes me want to vomit with rage..

    • Missionary Kid

      Co$ spends very little, if anything on “helping others.” I’m wondering if the $cions who went to Hati and to the twin towers had their expenses paid for by Co$, and what support they were given on their “missions.”

      • richelieu jr

        Well, you see Haiti and the Towers wasn’t helping- It was PR, plain and simple, and cost-effective, at that.
        I was readin a heated debate on a scientology article (a review of Wright’s book, IIRC, and someonoe was saying they ddn’t knw about Scientology, but his cousin had been in Haiti as a volonteer for the Red Cross and the the Scilons gave everybody a ride back on their private plane, with no charge, so they must be great folks.. This in a discussion from an aid worker who said the scions showed up with no changes of clothes a or shoes (hoping to by them there, apparently) and absolutely no medical supplies, not even aspirin or bandaids. Apparently the RC had to delegate people to go try and keep injured people away from the Scilon’s tent where al they would receive was ‘touch assists’ (without, presumably, the second ‘touch assist’ where they assist the money out of your account…

        • Missionary Kid

          Sounds typical.

          What the RC worker didn’t realize is that there were other people flying in supplies (at their own expense) who would have flown them out for free as well, since without the weight and bulk of supplies, there would be room for them.

          It sounds like Co$ was really unprepared. I’m willing to bet the volunteers had to pay for much of their own food, drink, and transportation.

          • richelieu jr

            I am sure you’re right, MK.

  • richelieu jr

    How exciting! I think I may have been the source for a little tidbit of information on The Bunker this week! What a treat!

  • richelieu jr

    And much as Farrakhan is a despicable racist and demagogue whose association with the Church of Spying/Lying/Tology will lower its reputation even lower in the public eye (the way we think even less of a congressman if he’s found with a hooker– wait, that’s huge insult to hookers!), I have to give this round ti the unlovely lady in the Beatles wig.

    Time and time again the racist, lying, secretive, sci-fi inlfuenced criminal conspiracy that preys on the weak and excluded from society–

    –and killed Malcom X and perverted the venerable religion of Islam into an ugly, angry thing– Has been considered a real religion by the courts (and compared to L Ron’s circus, it certainly looks more like one).. Palling around with these clowns solves several immediate problems for the Dwarfenfuhrer General: New income, penetration in certain, erm ‘ethnic’ regions where the lily white, glassy-eyed Hubbardites were less than welcome, a solution to their image as being perhaps the only institution other than a golf course in America that is as white as the Republican Party, and doubtless access to an organization that knows well the ways of secrecy and making troublesome people disappear in impressively permanent fashion.

    The downside is that they become attached to a criminal conspiracy masquerading as a religion, and all the crimes that come with it, but that light-saber cuts both ways…

    • richelieu jr

      Dammit, Disqus wouldn’t let me finish (coincidence? You decide!)…

      On the other hand the shriveled liar in the bangs lies (and how!) on the nexus between proven perjury (well, dishonesty before a judge who called her out on it) to cover up clear crimes, mismanagement and criminal negligence on the behalf of an organization which she claims not,to represent yet was on the phone with every evening directly after every development in the case… We may be looking at the first solid proof in court of not nay a connection, but the whole conspiracy.. failing that, it is certainly a pretty big stick to start beating every one of these organization’s attempts to infiltrate local government and begin abusing the poor addicts in their states..

      For me, at least, no contest, though the crabby bowtie is certainly the bigger fish…

    • Captain Howdy

      You left out Farrakhan supposedly orchestrating the murder of hundreds of others besides Malcolm in his time i.e The Zebra Killings, policemen etc.

      • richelieu jr

        Oh god, yes… That guy is arm deep in about every crime imaginable. Not I mean ‘crime ‘in the real world sense of something you can go to jai for not the RPF…

  • disqus_BrkDmiajKt

    In
    the quest for fairness and objectivity, I strongly believe that his next video
    should be “What I won from Scientology”

    As for myself this is some of what I won from the experience of Scientology:

    Freedom from:

    1. Entrapping myself in “groupisms” and following blindly someone
    else’s path.

    2. From the need to have an external source dictate the viewpoints I should be
    having and following.

    3. From having any influence, any viewpoint, any person, any group weaken and
    dim my essence, the soul that I am.

    Freedom to:

    1) Be being who I really am, warts and all.

    2) To establish and be faithful to the viewpoints I regard as being valid.

    3) To realize the importance of connecting with and evolving my own world
    through my own means. To follow my own heart and be discovering and following
    my own path.

    Simply stated, thanks to the darkness of Scientology I gained the freedom from
    being a sheep and the freedom to be a noble and wiser wolf…

    Regards,
    Luis Agostini

    • sugarplumfairy

      I’ll pray for you..

      • disqus_BrkDmiajKt

        I believe you misinterpreted what I wrote.
        Scientology was a mostly negative experience to me. What I gained was not from Scientology but from the harm it did to me which led me to dig myself out and find my own way.
        I just turned lemons into lemonade…. and so rather than being and remaining a victim of Scientology, I recognized and owned up to the flaws within me that made me empower Ron Hubbard and Scientology to be cause over my life.

        • sugarplumfairy

          Thank you for clarifying.. I’m happy you were able to do that.. I hope things are much better now..

        • 1subgenius

          I misunderstood your post at first, too.

        • CraftLass

          I like that you turned your negative experience into something empowering. I was confused at first as well but your last line in that first post is beautiful. That’s all one can hope for out of a bad experience, to use it to make yourself better and stronger in the long run. Congratulations on your lemonade, I hope it’s delicious!

          “If I’m not dead, it’s made me strong.” http://nativenyc.bandcamp.com/track/digging-holes

    • disqus_BrkDmiajKt

      Don’t know why this posted or wants to be posting under Disqus_brkdmiamjket????? instead of by my name.
      Does anyone know how to change the “Post as disqus….”

    • Ze Moo

      As for myself this is some of what I won from the experience of Scientology:
      Freedom from:
      1. Entrapping myself in “groupisms” and following blindly someone
      else’s path.
      2. From the need to have an external source dictate the viewpoints I should be
      having and following.

      Isn’t Scientology a ‘groupism’ that one can’t leave or question? While external sources may color and influence your viewpoints, doesn’t everyone use them to form impressions of various groups? This is often called prior experience.

    • Missionary Kid

      Would that everyone who escaped had your attitude. It’s sad that there aren’t more like you, but the very brutal nature of the all-encompassing beast tends to reduce that possibility. I wish you well.

      • disqus_BrkDmiajKt

        Thanks MK for your compliment and your obvious compassionate understanding.
        I agre with you about the brutal nature of the beast.
        To me, the attempt to entrap and dim a soul is the biggest crime there is.
        Regards,
        Luis Agostini

        • Missionary Kid

          I can often be snarky and sarcastic towards Co$, and the people who still support it, but your post reminded me that there are living beings who have been wounded by this con. They, and you, deserve all the kindness and compassion I can muster.

          Hopefully, this website will serve as rehabilitation therapy for the ex-$cn.

          • disqus_BrkDmiajKt

            Hi MK.

            This blog does definitely serve as a rehabilitation therapy.

            Just the exposure to the experiences, to the viewpoints of others, the facts being brought to the light, and the “welcomeness” to having people express their particular experience helps dissolve the confusion and/or the pain one may be carrying.
            But I do want to say that I am very, very glad I went through the experience of Scientology. It brought out all the tremendous needs, fears, huge insecurities and dependencies that dictated my getting involved in it so I could recognize them, accept them and dissolve them.. I needed a “guru”, I needed external sources to be my guide, I needed the security of being a part of a “this is the superior” group, the promise of a “heavenly” condition, etc., etc.
            The Scientology experience allowed me to finally recognize and begin reaching more and more the main goal I had for me and my life,
            I wanted my heart to be my guide and I want to be operating from it.
            Regards,
            Luis Agostini

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    What I Lost in Scientology:

    1 ½ Drive By, Left Dry husbands
    32 Drive Thru, Screw U “friends”
    2,434 Drop Dead, Get Ahead members
    22 Buckets of Grief and Humiliation
    X$ Less money than I’ve wasted on lemon cars
    1 bad case of gullible billable naivete’
    4,334 feet of Freddy Krueger-like real life movie reel
    1 gigantic stomach knot of hassle, stress and terror
    12,335 miles of roads exhausted/traveled
    2,013 days of sleep deprivation
    500 lbs of beans and rice
    200 demented brain cells
    3 cups of Stoopid

    And ….

    http://youtu.be/E6m1qgnUw74

    • sugarplumfairy

      very disturbing stats, THDNE.. Plus, they’re a day late.. No rice and beans for you.. (thank goodness, heh?)

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Hey, I’m a little less stupid, and a lot more fun to be around, got my gullible handled Totally (lol). I’ve lived an adventurous life, and my mistakes are all a part of it. My only regret is that those who Knew What Was Really Going On would have spoken up a little sooner, like 30 years ago. But I will say to this day, if I so much as pass a bean, well, imagine a dianetic volcano!

    • Sherbet

      This was sort of poetic, THDNE. Regret by the numbers.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Miscavidge has inspired me in more ways than One.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Eckert/100002715429426 Robert Eckert

      and a partridge in a pear tree!

    • Missionary Kid

      I happen to like Tennessee Ernie Ford’s version, but not by much. Burdon’s video is a bit too choppy, but it puts the whole theme in a more modern milieu.

      Was it intentional that the song was tied into a volcano on this one?

  • Sherbet

    Terrific video. I’d contribute to a fund to get it on TV.

  • Cymboli Starsong

    I think Tony missed that Michael Fairman is actually an actor :)

    • TonyOrtega

      Ha. Good point.

    • Sherbet

      He’s an actor, but he’s not reading lines. The words are from his own heart and experience. I think that’s what Tony meant.

      • Cymboli Starsong

        I know. I was making a joke.

        • Sherbet

          Oh! she said dumbly…

  • Roz Cohn

    So sad and so true. Thank you for exposing them, Tony! Chilling video.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Welcome Roz. Glad you could join us…it’s a heck of a lot of fun around here!

      • Roz Cohn

        L. Wrong Hubbard. That is hilarious!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Thank you! Look closely and you will see an additional jab taken at Hubbard in the name. Feel free to use it at any and all SP related activities.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andrewr47 Andrew Robertson

      Wonderful that you’re here Roz! All critics are just as important as each other but but there are some, who because of their visibility and presence, are able to influence a large audience. You are one of them.

      Andrew

    • aquaclara

      Hi! Love your bit! Welcome!

    • SP ‘Onage

      Wow! So glad you’re here, Roz. I loved your stand up routine. You almost broke my heart when you mentioned your parents toward the end. Glad your out of the madness. :)

    • http://twitter.com/tetloj tetloj

      Hi Roz, loved your performance!

  • http://www.facebook.com/teleny Alissa Mower Clough

    Freeman’s out? Now I can say what’s in my heart…I love you Niska!

  • http://www.facebook.com/teleny Alissa Mower Clough

    Freeman’s out? Now I can say what’s in my heart…I love you Niska!

  • HelluvaHoax!

    Reprinted courtesy of the Church of Hoaxology at ESMB.

    Very cool video! A compelling case for not blithely attempting amateurishly reckless “experiments” with one’s own mind and life using Scientology.

    There is also something entirely unfathomable about Independent Scientologists collaborating on such a media project against Scientology, the very tech they are so happy to be promoting when they are not making devastating anti-tech videos.

    I know, I know, I know, they are only against the “CHURCH” of Scientology, not the tech.

    But, that’s not what the video is about. If it is shown to 1000 wogs who are then asked what the takeaway is, 999 say: “Scientology is dangerous and crazy.”

    There is a diabolical dissonance that seems to accompany Scientologists of any denomination (COS, Indie, et al) whenever they apply the “tech”, because it inevitably is destructive to the “tech”!

    Scientology: It’s so far beyond footbullets that an entirely new word has to be created. Foolbullets.

    There must be some kind of natural law in play wherein the only thing necessary to make an ex-Scientologist is to apply enough tech.

    • Missionary Kid

      It’s 1984, 29 years after. One can only hope that the level of 999 out of 1000 of us “wogs” get the message.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    The video is haunting. For eighty years we have seen reports of the loss of families because of despots, fascists and insanity: the holocaust, the cultural revolution, Jonestown, the Khmer Rouge, Bosnia, Serbia, Rwanda, the lost boys, and so on. The Church has eagerly imitated all of the above in some manner, whether it was forced imprisonment, separation of families, brutality, semi-starvation, loss of childhood, anti-learning, etc. etc. This is the film that should have been showed at the Super Bowl and on Times Square.

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

    I hope Tisiano someday does a full length movie, his stuff is hilarious!

    An insider movie, of how ridiculous Scientology is, would be a piece of cake for Tisiano!

    I wish more ex celebs would help do roles in such a movie! Michael Fairman always is such a pro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/deanOT5 Dean Blair

    I lost my mom, dad, three sisters, a brother, sister in law, all of my nieces and nephews, a wife, my college education, and twenty three years to the cult of Scientology.

    • 0tessa

      This is very sad.
      Hope you found new friends.
      The price of freedom is sometimes too high.

    • chisheila

      I’m so sorry, Dean, and so glad you’ve found your way out since. You were one of the nicest people there and it’s great to have you as a friend again. <3

    • chisheila

      I’m so sorry, Dean, and so glad you’ve found your way out since. You were one of the nicest people there and it’s great to have you as a friend again. <3

    • aquaclara

      For a never-in, this is so unimaginable. You have my heartfelt support and sympathy-I am so so sorry. A mixed happy ending when you have your freedom but have lost your family. I wish you all the best in this world and hope you’ll continue to share your story. You are so brave…

  • SP ‘Onage

    Got goosebumps there at the end. *slow clap* *faster clap* *stands up* *full applause*

    Tiziano’s video is simple yet skillfully Powerful! One of the best hard hitting videos I’ve seen yet exposing scientology’s disconnection and the damage they cause to good people.

    This would have been a perfect Super Bowl Ad. It really grabs ya and pulls you in…the background music makes it more haunting. Should be on tv all over the world!

    Tiziano, you have a gift, please don’t stop making these videos, keep on doing it.. keep on sharing the stories which matter and move people’s hearts.

    My goldfish saw this…. He’s now a shark.

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.mckraken.58726 Phil McKraken

    I lost 31,000 sheets of drywall. Does anyone know where they went?

    • Missionary Kid

      The same place Mary Razor and Shelly Miscabbage did.

  • Bob

    I thought Tiziano’s film was very strong. And I applaud him for using his skills creatively.
    I would like to see him create a similiar film with all new faces. Ex’s who have no prior media exposure. I am sure they are out there. I know the church will try to pooh pooh this video as the same old, same old, which to me just adds one more bullet to their already decimated feet. But having fresh faces will drive home the point that their are numerous examples of the destructive activities of this self serving organization. And it is NOT just a small vocal group of bitter apostates.

    • sugarplumfairy

      Very interesting viewpoint..

      • Bob

        I was definitely not trying to diminish what Tiziano created. His video has much more power than the church’s big budget high end Hollywood productions. And I for one would like to see more of his work.
        I was just thinking out loud of what would disarm the church PR people’s standard responses. Throw them off guard. A spate of new faces would most definitely tie their tongues.

        • sugarplumfairy

          In essence, you called them bitter apostates.. I’m just sayin.. one wog’s opinion..

          • Bob

            That’s the church’s term fro them not mine. Another case of: without hearing the tone of voice, it is not interpreted as humorous. I assumed that phrase is so overused that we all know it is a joke.

            • sugarplumfairy

              I always enjoy reading your comments and I think we understand each other, Bob.. nobody knows but y’all who’ve been in just what you’ve been though and where you’re coming from.. I’m glad you’re almost out.. I’m sending powerful vibes your way.. you have my best wishes and support on your journey to leave co$ in the dust..

            • Bob

              Thanks. I appreciate it. I have gone through a major catharsis regarding my journey. It has been a slow process and at times extremely painful But I am on the other side of it now. I consider I have my place in the scheme of things and I am working every day to do my part. The one guiding thought for me is: THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHANGE.

            • sugarplumfairy

              And so concludes another episode of Double Entendre Theatre.. Be sure to join us next week when fairy accuses bob of being a cunning linguist..

            • Bob

              LOL. You very often make me clarify and that is good. :-)

            • sugarplumfairy

              =)

    • chisheila

      Bob, I see your point, but although all of us have an individual story to tell, speaking to mass media is stressful to many, and others simply have a hard time telling their stories to an audience. There is also shame in having been part of a cult. The media is pretty good at giving us opportunities, that’s not the problem. Though I appreciate and encourage every ex to come forward publicly at least once, so the world can see how many of us were hurt, I’m deeply grateful for these and others who keep their stories and others at the forefront of the media on a continual basis.

      • Bob

        ChiSheila, I do know what you are saying. Those in the video have courage. And not everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera. But I see no shame in what we have been a part of. And I have found that people who have never been involved with the cult have a great deal of compassion for those who were in. The insular nature of the church turns off a lot of people so the public is happy to see those who have escaped become communicative again in an honest way.

        • chisheila

          Bob, personally, I’m still ashamed of that time in my life. Life is such a gift and there is so much more I could have done with my youth, my teen years, my 20s, had I been more realistic. It’s impossible to explain to others the power of being caught up in an idealistic dream with a large group and leader that continually reinforces that as if it is reality. I pray every day that I will live long enough to accomplish the good in life that I had first intended and become the best person I can be. I was robbed of that and my loved ones and community were robbed of the showers of things I wished to contribute, to share with them, to do with them – they were robbed of these experiences and so was I. I can’t make that up – and doubt I will ever feel anything but shame for that. I thank God for every day I am alive and out of that cult that I have the opportunity to experience and share the genuine goodness of others and make up that time with my loved ones and others in whatever way I can.

          • Bob

            Chisheila, I have been there in spades. You have to explain nothing to me. I guess the difference between you and me is, I have a bit of regret but it keeps getting smaller every day. I blame no one. From my perspective we are in this life to learn. You have gone through an experience that few can replicate or know about. You are out of it. Don’t let anything put you in a frame of mind where you are back in the past(regret). You sound really good to me. Keep it up.

  • EnthralledObserver

    I’m thoroughly disgusted that Scientologists are (might be) holding a ‘fundraiser’
    for Mario… why the fuck isn’t the ‘church’ just ‘giving’ him some cash…
    they have plenty of it. If not, then where does Davey get his funds for his
    lavish lifestyle and travel and clothes etc??? You can’t have it both ways,
    Scienos… you can’t have it both ways.

    Tony (or someone)… write Pouw an email asking why the church itself isn’t
    ‘doing’ as such itself!

    Great video, Tiziano… well done! I agree with some other commenters… THIS
    should be run over and over on a public billboard or some such.

    Mary Rieser for sure *double checks spelling for fear of demerits*… she’s
    contributed greatly to killing off NarCONon, and Davey almost lives of that
    income source.

    I would LOVE to see the TomKat production… heh, heh… that would be great.

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    If Miscavige ever makes his escape I’m pretty sure it will look like this…..

  • Scientology Kills

    Tony, please, contact the creators of The Venture Bros. and get the dirt on the RonBot!

  • Sid Snakey

    I’m not sure if anyone else mentioned this in the comments already, but Marc Headley lost much more than he says. He lost two unborn babies who his wife was pressured into aborting because she worked in the Sea Org, and this was done without his knowledge. Imagine how you would feel to discover your wife had lost two babies, and had been pressured to do so behind your back. Personally, I would want to have a very intimate, close, physical discussion with the people involved in that. Respect to Marc for not ripping certain tiny terrors limb from limb.

    Tommy Davis referred to Claire’s complaint about her loss as “utterly without merit”. Will that pathetic excuse for a man ever try and make good for the damage and hurt he has caused?

    Scientology really does make people behave in the most disgusting ways imaginable.

    I also note Michael Fairman’s loss – his ability to think for himself, which is surely the fundamental loss which everyone suffers in Scientology, and which enables all the other abuses to be committed, and tolerated.

  • AnonymousSP

    Your performance was really good. Must feel great to put that out there. Brava! Moar!

  • California

    Good work on the video…. and it could be expanded a 100-fold, I think, and beyond with people who were in SCN and those that were not but were/are targeted by them.

  • chisheila

    Because of Scientology I lost my personal dreams, my family (mostly regained since) the true personal “magic” of believing in myself, hundreds of friends, nine years of my life, my youth, my sense of humour. Much of this I’ve regained since, but it took twice as long to get it back – and a supportive network of ex’s and Anons. L Ron Hubbard was truly a controlling, manipulative, brainwashing sociopath. It is still shocking to me the breadth and scope of the evil embodied in the man’s actions and writings – the unreigned terror used to enslave us and others “for our own good”, the lies, lies, lies to the innocent, the naïve, the vulnerable and the idealistic youth.

    • aquaclara

      The embodiment of evil in so many ways… So glad you’re out. Hope that your life is fully your own now and that you’re doing better.

  • David

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    David living in Canada