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HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

HOW SCIENTOLOGY COERCED A CHILD TO HAVE AN ABORTION: THE LAURA DECRESCENZO FILES

—————- 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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ControlRoomThe Underground Bunker is already largely fueled by its readers. Our worldwide tipster network keeps us informed of the latest breaking stories, and feeds us inside information that you can’t get anywhere else. For 17 years we’ve been writing about the world of Scientology, and since this time two years ago, we’ve carved out something unique: a daily blog that breaks Scientology news, analyzes stories breaking elsewhere, and brings together one of the very best commenting communities anywhere.

[BREAKING NEWS: See below for news about Oklahoma’s drug rehab bill]

We owe a lot of that to you. And now, we’re asking you to help us out even more. Most of you are probably fully aware of how the journalism industry has been decimated by the Internet. But the ‘net has also given rise to amazing new opportunities, like this singular website. We’d like to keep it going, but in order to do so, and in order to make plans that will help us keep it going for the indefinite future, we have decided to post a Paypal Donate button.

The Underground Bunker will continue to be free to read. There are no memberships, and no reader should feel obliged to contribute. But for our readers who would like to help keep this blog alive, we encourage you to make a donation.

We’re serious about our journalism here at the Bunker. We’ve broken big stories in a consistent fashion — from our story revealing that Homeland Security has been investigating the Church of Scientology, to our pieces about Narconon’s troubles, to leaked audio of David Miscavige at the recent Birthday Event. We get stories first, we get them right, and we tell them the way we see them, even if that means alienating some fans.

In order to keep our integrity intact, we’ve asked Manhattan attorney Scott Pilutik to help us out. We’ll let him explain.

SCOTT PILUTIK: I’m the Bunker’s attorney and its webmaster. At Tony’s request, I’ve created a Paypal account that will receive all donations. For each donation, you’ll receive a confirmation and a thank you from me. Before that money is released to Tony, I will make sure that any identifying information is removed. In other words, Tony will not know the identities of anyone who donates to the Underground Bunker. We think that will help protect his journalistic integrity, but also help him grow the site. I’ll point out that PayPal deducts a small percentage if you pay without a PayPal account of your own. Please contact me for more information about how to make a direct transfer to avoid deductions from Paypal — I’ve established the e-mail address BunkerFund@tonyortega.org, which is associated with the Paypal account, and where I can answer any questions, including our plan to keep donors anonymous.

THE BUNKER: But Scott, what if I want to buy donors a beer?

SCOTT PILUTIK: Not going to happen. Unless you invite all readers, whether they’ve donated or not.

THE BUNKER: That could get expensive.

SCOTT PILUTIK: I’m handling the Paypal account, not holding your hand about your finances.

THE BUNKER: Thank goodness for that.

Well, there you have it. We’re having a great time writing this blog, and we hope you’re having a good time reading it. If you can help us out, please do. If not, please keep reading and commenting. This blog is going places.

 

Writers of the Future Post-Game Report

We’re still recovering from last night’s big party. What a great time was had by all as deserving young writers and illustrators took home trophies at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Naturally, the best action was not at the theater itself but here in the Bunker. We had a lot of fun waiting to see if every winner remembered their obligation to thank L. Ron Hubbard for discovering the secret to the human mind — er, for starting the contest.

Which did you like best — the interpretive dance? The speakers? The acceptance speeches? Nancy Cartrwight’s red dress? Do tell.

 
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BREAKING: OKLAHOMA’S HOUSE PASSES DRUG REHAB BILL 80-13, BACK TO SENATE

Breaking news from the Oklahoma legislature, where a bill that would give the state greater oversight of drug rehab facilities — specifically Scientology’s flagship operation in the state, Narconon Arrowhead — passed the state House today on a vote of 80-13. The bill now goes to Governor Mary Fallin for her signature. Nope. Just heard from Sen. Ivester’s office. They tell us the amended version of the bill was passed, and now the Senate will have to vote on it again. We’ll keep checking on it.

(Sen. Ivester’s office initially told us the bill was headed for the governor, then called us back and said it needed another vote in the senate, so apparently this stuff is even tough for them to keep track of.)

The bill previously passed unanimously in the senate.

Thanks to Stacy Dawn Murphy’s father, Robert Murphy, for alerting us of the vote. We’ll get more details as soon as we can.

UPDATE: We just talked with Rep. Jason Murphey, who helped sponsor the bill and pushed it through the 80-13 vote in Oklahoma’s House.

“It does need to go to the Senate one final time,” he told us by telephone. “But it doesn’t have to go to a committee,” he points out. The full Senate can now vote on it (last time it passed unanimously there) and then it will go to the governor.

We asked him how he felt about it. “It’s exciting to see it go through. There were some very liberal members who voted against it. But it went through with a wide margin and that’s nice to see.”

Does he think it will end up providing the Department of Mental Health the oversight that will be needed to make a difference in the case of Narconon?

“I think so. I absolutely do,” he said. “The people at the Department of Mental Health were very helpful.”

We pointed out that recently, Narconon Arrowhead CEO Gary Smith had said he didn’t understand why the legislature was paying so much attention to this bill.

“I guess when that many people pass away in your facility, it’s going to get some attention. That’s kind of how it works,” Murphey said.

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

 

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  • jensting

    Oh, all right :)

  • Bella Legosi

    I can hear the Scilons hard at work spreading the word you are getting paid for all this now. At least the money wont be spent on wasteful crap……why didnt you set this up before I spent my tiny tax return? :*(

  • Bella Legosi

    Just read something rather disturbing about the botnet attacks regarding WordPress. Please tell me The Bunker isnt infected

  • EnthralledObserver

    omg… I’ve just been ‘bunker-regged’ hahaha. I had this feeling I was sliding down a slippery slope and joining a CULT!
    Heh, heh… I’ll see what I can do… ;)

    • ThetaBara

      I know, right? First the big party… at least we got to sleep in between! Not to mention go to the bathroom.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Off topic: What was your handle before TB here in the bunker? I totally missed the transformation.

  • hogarthian

    Well, I see it like this. This is your job and you’re dedicated to it, and you provide a service which I take advantage of. Like most people, I haven’t bought newspapers or magazines for a long time, I do all my reading online. I am happy to donate the price of a few months newspapers. I have, however, deducted the cost of a few packets of incontinence knickers (which I have found myself increasingly reliant upon since discovering your blog)…. I feel this is only fair?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Oh come on! Put on the “big girl” depends and give me that credit card. We can get that limit raised and get you bladder surgery and still keep Tony’s lights on!
      What do you have that we can sell on ebay?
      How about getting a couple of extra jobs?
      We are talking Scientology here!
      You need to confront your finances damn it! …Pretend they are an ashtray!

      • hogarthian

        ‘LOL’ is just never enough for your posts BTN! You KILL me!

        I approach my finances in the same way I do everything else… haphazardly, and with instant gratification as the goal.
        Ebay? hmmnn…. I sold a kidney for a marc jacobs handbag a while back (when he was lining them with suede, which clinched it for me) and the bastard who bought it gave me neutral feedback, something about the stones that I threw in for free…
        Ditto a few eggs (back when I could still produce decent ones), Brad and Angie bought them, but asked for a refund ‘cos I hadn’t told them I was 5’2″ and 200 lbs.
        Also, I dyed my youngest daughter’s hair and auditioned her for Suri’s body double…. that went tits up when she kept asking Tom why he was always smiling when it was obvious everyone hated him.

        I’ve exhausted all options. ;-)

        • i-Betty

          “‘LOL’ is just never enough for your posts BTN! You KILL me!”

          Heehee, I agree!

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          COB RTC also approaches his finances — which is to say Church finances — in the same way as you ladies: haphazardly, and with instant gratification as the goal.

          COB just spent $100K with a top Paris fashion house. Here is his new look for Spring 2013:

          http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/COB2013_zpsceee19bd.png

          • BuryTheNuts2

            Nice! That one did make me laugh out loud.

          • hogarthian

            Ahhhh …. channelling Quentin Crisp via the medium of the Freewinds 2013 Cruise Collection. It’s a good look for him. ;-)

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              A very keen observation on your part!

            • N. Graham

              Nice scarf! Does it come with an optional ascot?

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              COB does not like ascots.

              When he is not wearing a tuxedo and bow tie, he likes to wear a sassy scarf.

          • Poison Ivy

            See-through embroidered shirt and polka-dot tie…always a smart choice for the dwarf-sized man.

            • hogarthian

              Which is ironic…. because if I’m not mistaken, that’s the body of the old pint sized rocker himself.. Rod Stewart.

    • claybonnyman

      Actually, I continue to pay for newspapers and magazines in large *because* I realize that nobody can do reporting for free. Call me old-school, if you will, but I have another phrase for it: paying for what you receive.

      • Poison Ivy

        Me too Claybonnyman! If everyone had the same attitude, internet pirating wouldn’t exist (unfortunately, it does exist, and there are way too many who think any content non-fiction or fiction should be theirs for free.)

        • claybonnyman

          Silly us – thinking we should pay for what we get!

          • claybonnyman

            But then, I’m biased, since I’m a journalist (and even used to work for newspapers) and writer. Tony deserves to be paid for running this site.

      • hogarthian

        oh, I hope you haven’t misunderstood me? I read free newspapers online.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Tony, I am sure most of us will be glad to help sponsor your blog. It is long overdue, and anyone who questions the need to sponsor the blog should ask themselves where else should Tony seek funding except from those who read and enjoy his blog?

    • http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/ Jonathan Jacobsen

      The Psychs of course!

      • N. Graham

        And SMERSH.

  • InTheNameOfXenu

    Tipping is not a city in China, but I’ll see what I can do for you Tony.

  • sugarplumfairy

    About damn time.. long overdue, Ortega..

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    Scientology didn’t screw me out of all my nickels and dimes. I’m happy to pass a few on to someone who gives me so much back.

  • EnthralledObserver

    I’ve been over at the Writers comp site, and it states that the comp was started in 1983… well, wasn’t LRon in hiding by then? How did he manage to start and preside over this comp whilst in hiding? I’m skeptical…

    • TheWidowDenk

      Probably written stuff going back and forth; you know, proposals and submissions, approvals …

  • PreferToBeAnon2

    Finally!

  • BuryTheNuts2

    I always suspected Tik was really a Reg.
    Darn lawyers!

    About time you did this!

  • aquaclara

    Good addition to the Bunker…it is about time. Fun watching the show here last night-Dodo keeping tabs on who thanked LRH, the truly awful dancers, Disqus surviving the Bunker when it topped 1000 comments….and that podium art.

  • claybonnyman

    Glad to see that donation button, Tony. Keep up the great work.

  • Truthiwant

    OT Phenomena Story.
    I was sitting at my computer two days ago reading ‘The Bunker’ and I thought that maybe we should all be contributing to this site. And today, what do I read? Tony needs help funding the site!!These OT powers that I have are just so amazing. Thankyou, Ron, for the wonderful Tech and thankyou to all at the Org. You are all so awesome. Three cheers for Ron. Hip hip…………..

  • BuryTheNuts2

    I just had a vision of Miscavige reading this blog today and going batshit ballistic!
    Desperate DM is sucking every dime he can out of his remaining flock and Tony gets a donate button and we all yell YIPPEE!

    That’s gotta hurt :)

    • Observer

      D’oh! You posted as I was pecking out my post on this phone …

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Well we were in sync…even on the timing. You owe me a coke!

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      So, if we all postulate millions pouring into Tony’s Pay Pal account, would that make us $ciloons? I don’t want to lose my coveted SP status

      • BuryTheNuts2

        You are in no danger of EVER losing your SP status.
        Do you want “SP” on the Bracelet or Suppressive Person spelled out?

        • TheNextMrsTomCruise

          SP will do. I’d like it large enough so that everyone can see it. I dun want the aged $ciloon population to have to find their glasses to read Suppressive Person. Also, I can continue to wear it when I meet the Next Mr Cruise. Will just tell him it’s my initials.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            On it!

        • Exterrier

          YES YES, Tony needs to sell us some Merch. An overpriced SP Bracelet would be something that I could drain my Paypal account for.

          And I would also shell out mightily for an expensive leather bound edition of a full year of Bunker Blogs.

          • Mrs Libnish

            With comments!

            • Exterrier

              Absolutely!

          • N. Graham

            How about framed, goldenrod SP certificates? I would order one for all of my friends, who certainly qualify.

            • Exterrier

              And inexpensive to produce. I have not gotten a course cert in many years, and my walls are empty. Tory could help distribute these, I bet. Or Tony could sign and laminate them in return for a patron level paypal donation.

          • Poison Ivy

            Actually, Bunker Merch would sell well. Think about it, Tony & Co.!

    • Snippy_X

      I don’t think he experiences pain the same way humans or animals do. More like a fish or insect probably. But it’s a nice thought, BTN.

  • Observer

    Dear Davey:

    I bet you wish your flock said things like “It’s about time!” rather than you having to have your gokns lock them in a room and strong-arm them to cough up donations. Tony = win. You = suck.

    • i-Betty

      Tony = cake :) DM = spinach :(

      • N. Graham

        Tony=cake DM=caek

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

          Tony = cake, Davey = a lie

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

    Dear Scott and Tony,

    I’m poor, make 22 Gs a year, I will not in the years I have left in life, really afford too many excess luxuries.

    But you, Tony, your journalism, just all the dues you have paid to stay on the Scientology story, of course, to me, are worth way more than subscribing to certain magazines I like, I mean, you’re worth at least 10 bucks a month, to me.

    I’d like to do sorta like the public radio stations do, and donate 10 bucks a week, out of my checking account.

    How’d that work? Is that workable with how Scott’s got it set up? And do you have also a tax lawyer, etc, etc, or whatever.

    I believe, you are inevitably stuck in this for life, Tony, not unless Scientology uses a couple of front group friends so tangled and untraceable to buy you off to some other university or high paying job that takes up all your time you have to give up the blog. (Example, there was a wonderful psych, who had a wonderful blog, then had to close it down because he got a great paying job with more status so took it, and had to close the blog.) I guess I answered my own question, which is, you should take it, I mean if Columbia Univ hired you for a couple years to teach journalism or something, I would of course expect you to take such a job and cool it on the blog, if you had to.

    anyways, can you set up a recurring 10 bucks a week payment from my checking account?

    Chuck

    • Bradley Greenwood

      Pretty damn-well done, Scott!

    • TonyOrtega

      Chuck, please note the story’s words “no reader should feel obliged to contribute.” Keep your money, man. You’ve contributed enough here with your words of wisdom.

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

        No worries, my priorities are the people helping flush out the raw material with which smarter minds, way smarter than mine, do better writing. You Pros deserve society’s exchange in a form that keeps you on the job!

        PS: My wisdom, is from all the great writing I’ve read by all the great generations of critics before me! I’m a regurgitater of the past best, or in my convoluted style.

        • i-Betty

          What a good, good man you are :)

    • http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/ Jonathan Jacobsen

      What Chuck said for the monthly subscription — and remember, Tony has to keep his Paris correspondent in fresh croissants: so dig deep!

      • DodoTheLaser

        Next time I fly to Paris, you better save some croissants for me, buddy.

        Also, thanks for your reporting and making me smile. :)

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

      you can set up your own recurring payment right through paypal. you can also set up recuring payment at your bank through direct transfer and they wont charge you anything. small subscriptions add up fast.

  • Bradley Greenwood

    At least we weren’t locked in a building so we’d donate; pay day’s comin’. :)

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      No one, not even wee Davey, would be foolhardy enough to lock the Bunker devotees together in a building. The wisecracking could be heard for miles, and we’d all be laughing too hard to get anything done.

      • Bradley Greenwood

        True… almost thirty years of teaching high school has made me a world-class wise-ass.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          That would do it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mishsterling Michelle Sterling

    This is why god invented Visa cards. Thanks for everything.

  • Truthiwant

    The other day I wrote an essay on why I think Scientology and auditing don’t work. Maybe some of you are interested. It is a bit long to post here so if you do want to read it, it’s here http://wp.me/s3a0JR-85

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

      thanks!

    • i-Betty

      That’s excellent :) Most of all, I love your spoofs!

      • Truthiwant

        Thanks Betty that’s kind of you.

    • N. Graham

      Interesting! Thanks.

  • HeatherGraceful

    I’m happy to support you, Tony. Do you still have a book contract?

    • TonyOrtega

      My agent’s asked me not to talk about the book at this point. But it’s going well, is all I can say.

      • dbloch7986

        If I can ever help with input, insight or anything, feel free to contact me.

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

        Must be hard to outline the book when new events that call for whole additional chapters keep happening.

        • DodoTheLaser

          It’s ok. Tony can pull LRH and turn it into a “Mission Earth” – like “dekalogy”.
          Or it’s going to be like a newest edition of “What Is Scientology?” written by
          SMERSH with a little help of SP friends. Heh.

  • TheNextMrsTomCruise

    I make squat at my crappy, low paying job, and I have a mortgage payment, as well as all the bills the rest of you do. However, I do make enough money to afford necessities. Most of them, anyway. The Bunker is a necessity. I’ll just have to put off getting my incisors filed down a bit longer. It’s all good though. Tom has to recoup the losses he suffered from his last divorce, before I can divorce him in the style to which I plan to become accustomed.

    Rest assured Tony, my paltry donation doesn’t cover a fraction of the enjoyment you provide. Consider this an IOU for a large percentage of my future divorce settlement from the diminutive and future patsy, er husband, Mr. Cruise.

    • i-Betty

      LOL! It took a few moments to get it, but when I did I heehaw’d a lot :D

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Women like you are making Tom Cruise gay!

      • Midwest Mom

        Men like Davey are making him straight, though. The matching leather jackets, cowboy boots with lifts, and burlwood “soul mate” bracelets support this theory.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          Straight … or just butch?

        • elar aitch

          Aaah, it’ been a long time between burlwood references

          • Poison Ivy

            I can never get enough burlwood. Pens, furniture, friendship bracelets, car interiors…I say, burlwood all around!

    • N. Graham

      The sooner you get those incisors filed the sooner you can be cashing a TC divorce check!

  • Roger Larsson

    The story about Ron Hubbard and $cientology is the worlds story and it’s a story better told in the free world by free beings than a story made in a propaganda factory. What do politicians want to read? They make a difference with a click. No ones know but everyone knows.

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

    well,well handsome. i thought youd never ask! the answer is YES!

  • BuryTheNuts2

    So what the heck happened at the party? I faded not too long after that awesome dude shimmied up the curtain. That was totally cool!

  • dbloch7986

    Of course, Tony! I can’t donate much right now, but I’ll donate more as the funds become available.

  • danlocke

    I like what you have decided to do here, Tony. You log should consider some other ways you could also monetize this blog and increase its value as you do so. An obvious and easy one would be to put up in the side panel various thumbnails to the principal Scientology books: those written critically as well as by “the Old Man” himself. Then set up an affiliate account at Amazon: “whoosh” (the sound of commissions piling up as people by these books through your site.) (That’s a joke, son. There’s sometimes just pennies you get per sale, but sometimes it is dollars and it all adds up.)

    The other day someone joked about a CafePress or Lulu account being set up for something. I forget what. But it’s a good idea. There’s probably a designer or two amongst your readers who could set up some clever t-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. with one of these or a similar company. You are getting good traffic I imagine. The deal could be that you set up ad space for the designer to put up a free graphic and copy about what he has done, he gives you a cut of the commish on the sales.

    Lot’s of other ideas I am sure exist amongst us all.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Wait! I have the perfect fundraiser. Tony could sell SP status. Who wouldn’t want a goldenrod declare!
      And Office Depot has colored paper on sale this week. Personally, I’d frame an SP declare signed by Tony.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        We are really easy to amuse, no?

        • i-Betty

          Hur hur :P

      • Observer

        That makes me wonder–Tony, have you ever been officially declared?

        • DodoTheLaser

          Can’t declare someone who was never in. Tony filed as a SMERSH leader though.

          • Observer

            That’s not strictly true–or at least, if that’s how it’s supposed to be they don’t always stick to it. Judith Anderson, who posts on OCMB, was declared (with a goldenrod and everything). She was never in, but she has/had at least one relative in, and if I’ve got the story straight she was declared for her efforts on this person’s behalf.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I stay corrected.

            • Observer

              I don’t think your statement was so much incorrect as that in Little Davey’s world he is the god and can do anything he wants, even if it goes against LRH or just plain doesn’t make sense.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        its been done, by the other bunker, for his documenrary

      • AnyOldName1

        Goldenrods & SP Bracelets! You are on a rolll Mrs.C. Tony could sell declares, bracelets and awards just like Co$.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          We just want a piece of blue sky!

      • N. Graham

        Wow! We are on the right track! I just commented the same thing! Goldenrod SP certificates! Nothing could be a better gift.

    • TonyOrtega

      We did, at one point, have an affiliate account with Scientology books, but we removed it — we need to be able to review and criticize books written about Scientology, and we thought it was best not to have a (tiny) revenue stream from the same books we were writing about.

      • danlocke

        But isn’t Amazon selling the critical books as well? Seems that your blog could be the initial introduction to some of these.

        • TonyOrtega

          We’ve reviewed every one of them at length.

    • Roger Larsson

      LRH was a STOP, a suppressive thetan operating persons. DM thinks he is a TOPS, a thetan operating person’s suppression but he is a SPOT, a suppressive person operating thetans, but, those posting to Tony Ortega’s org are POTS, they are persons operating thetans suppression.
      To be a POST is to be a person operating suppressive thetans :-)

      • i-Betty

        Oh, I love it :D

  • Nina

    done deal Pal <3

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

    Tell you what, Tony. I’ll give a mint to anyone who can tell me, date definite, when Super Power Bldg will open. Can you do that? ;-)

  • NotmyselfNEmore

    Tony –
    I’m with everyone else here that will be glad to send what I can (even though it’s not much – a lot of “little bit’s”, can become a lot, I hope). I don’t post very often, but read here almost every day.

    I know it can’t be easy to write here – and even more difficult to ask for a little help – even with a graceful wit.
    I love reading what you write – almost as much as I admire your courage in having written it. The ability to write – to write so well, and to keep on writing with empathy and warm humor – about subjects that can often be difficult (to put it nicely) – is a talent well worth protecting.
    Free speech is rarely free of cost (money and otherwise), and can be that much more of a challenge when a ‘non-profit’ organization that would gladly silence that speech, has very deep pockets – and is far more litigious than religious.
    It’s likely no coincidence that Attorney Scott Pilutik is Webmaster (I’d want an attorney in that role – I’d probably want an attorney in every role!). I hope legal fees aren’t nearly as large as I imagine them (though things are rarely as large as they are in my imagination), and Attorney Scott seems like a swell guy, with a good sense of humor – who I suspect is more than reasonable. As the Watchers are probably watched – a lawyer in the house is a good thing.

    But Scott – what if the Bunkerites (Bunkees? Bunkettes? Tortegas? Ortegists? Bunkists? – oh, you know what I mean – people here) want to buy Tony and/or his Paypal handling (but not hand-holding) attorney a beer (or two)? Will it fiddle with Tony’s integrity unless we invite everyone?

    This is gonna get complicated – I guess virtual beers, all around, then, and no fiddling (pouty face here).

    Am I the only one here that notices the small irony that this rare request comes to us on April 15th? The traditional US tax filing deadline (and anniversary of the Titanic sinking, I think )? Or is it just that I’m the only one here that has this firmly in mind because she is filing her own taxes today?

    You know, because there are organizations, I’ve heard, that like… don’t pay taxes at all? And I hear there are even some that aren’t accountable to their donors about whether their donations are used to feed the poor, pay for copyright use, pay people to make sure the copyrights us is paid for, B vitamins, sauna maintenance, purchase of a historic building, fuel a private plane – you know, the usual non-profit type stuff?

    Love the site, love the commenting community here, and will be sending what I can as soon as I file today (and stop procrastinating here) – and figure out what I have left!

    • Observer

      Oooo, “more litigious than religious” … brilliant! Hits the nail right on the head.

      • i-Betty

        I loved that line, too. I’m going to use it DAILY. :D

        Grocer: How many apples, madam?
        Self: More litigious than religious! Eight. Please.

        Policeman: Have you been drinking, madam?
        Self: More litigious than religious! Up yours, copper!

        Son: Shall we walk the dogs now?
        Self: Can’t. I have no bones in my legs. More litigious than religious!

        • Observer

          lol!!

          • i-Betty

            Hehe :D

    • Poison Ivy

      We need a BYO party.

  • dbloch7986

    Tony,

    Have you considered hosting an Advertorial written by the Church of Scientology? One advertorial from them might score you a year’s salary.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      And if he’s lucky, a burlwood pen!

      • Poison Ivy

        Ah, just what I was thinking!

    • Observer

      I am so glad I have already finished my coffee. If I hadn’t it would be all over the room as a result of the mother of all spit takes. lol!

    • TonyOrtega

      Maybe we should write one and then send them the bill. “David Miscavige, Model of a World Leader.” I like the ring of it.

      • dbloch7986

        “David Miscavige, The Leader of Leaders (And I Have Met Them All)”

        • BuryTheNuts2

          David Miscavige; No, the President met me!

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            COB RTC David Miscavige just happens to be a good friend of wog president Brent Obama and his wife Elaine.

            And yes, COB just appeared before a joint session of the US Congress where he gave a speech on the importance of Scientology in schools to undo the damage done by the Psychs and their mocked up babbling nonsense about Evolution. Man did not come from mud; man came from other galaxies.

            http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/COBSenat_zps4d5388ca.png

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Really? I am great friends with Elaine.
              She was just asking me; where is Shelly?

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Yes BTN2, First Lady Elaine Obama mentioned you to us this weekend. We agreed with her that you make a perfect argument for the use of psychiatric incarceration and forced drugging.

              To change the subject away from you, we in RTC note that North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un has been missing for almost two weeks. This is about the same amount of time that COB has also been missing.

              The real question therefore is not “Where’s Shelly?”

              The real question is this: Where are the two missing world leaders?

            • BuryTheNuts2

              So you admit that psychiatric incarceration and forced drugging might be helpful in some cases?
              I thought the tech worked 100% of the time!
              So now you in RTC admit that the tech does not work 100% of the time, which explains why there are now more SP’s than Scientologists, so that means Scientology is based on a lie!

              And I want my money back for that lousy unreadable Dianetics book!

              By the way, call Dennis Rodman…I think he knows the answer to your question!

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              NO BTN2 NO!

              THE TECH DOES NOT WORK WITH PSYCH CASES LIKE YOU OR THE REST OF THE PSYCH CASES ON THIS BLOG!

              And no, you may not have any of your money back. It doesn’t work that way. Besides, we have no money left after the price of gold plunged.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Yeah that Gold thing too! How come you didn’t use those fancy dancy OT VIII powers to:
              a. See this was coming and sell off all your gold in 2011 at $1900+ per ounce.
              b. Simply levitate the gold prices to soaring heights to make COB..er, I mean Scientology richer.
              c. Find a better parking space for that rusty old green Vespa you are planning on blowing on someday.

            • Poison Ivy

              I told you to put all your ill-gotten money into burlwood!

            • Jgg2012

              OT8, this is slightly off topic (and let me tell you, COB could talk for hours about how I change the subject) but I just saw a group of Vulture Ministers with their yellow shirts heading for Boston.

            • Midwest Mom

              Ugh! As if touch assists and pamphlets will help anyone. Why didn’t their “super powers” lead them to tip off Homeland Security before the bombs went off?

            • Jgg2012

              Yes, or move the bombs with their mind so they would be farther away. No, Scientology won’t do anything helpful–unless you are a celebrity.

            • Jgg2012

              I was being facetious, but guess what I just saw on Mike Rinder’s blog?

              “Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:15 PM Subject: Way to Happiness for Boston Disaster Please see below from the PES Boston Org. The recent bombing during the Boston Marathon has left the city in a state of turbulence. To help with this, we are shipping over thousands of Way to Happiness booklets …. We are asking for immediate donations to help with this!”
              They have no shame.

            • SciWatcher

              Wait! I thought COB was in the incinerator! Maybe Kim Jong is with him.

        • Observer

          This makes me think of one of those gigantic Soviet victory statues with Davey’s face. Alas, I have no time for shooping today. :-(

      • Midwest Mom

        “”David Miscavige: The Maniacal Mannchen of Malarkey” by Midwest Mom

        Alternate Title: “David Miscavige: The Dwarfenfuhrer’s Secret Longing, Obsession, and Unrequited Love for a Catholic Mom and Housefrau from the Midwest”.

        • TheNextMrsTomCruise

          let me amend that alternate title for you MM:

          David Miscavige: The Dwarfenfuhrer’s Secret Longing, Obsession, and Unrequited Love for a Catholic Mom from the Midwest, and How It Proved to be his Undoing

          • Midwest Mom

            Shhh……my agent’s asked me not to talk about the advertorial at this point, but the writing is going well, is all I can say. ;)

        • Poison Ivy

          MWM – are you a romance novelist? I smell a new “Fifty Shades of Grey” series in our future… “Fifty Tones of COB”…

          • Midwest Mom

            The closest I have ever been to 50 Shades of Grey was last spring when I painted 16 different paint samples of grey paint on my walls. My husband made me finally choose one before our son’s graduation party. (I recommend Sherwin Williams’s “Misty” for a beachy neutral.) ;)

      • 1subgenius

        I’m sure OTVIII’s great has one ready.

      • Marta

        David Miscavige, the very model of a modern major general.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bed-Man-Okc/100000284524197 Bed Man Okc

        Awesome

    • Shannon

      I approve this plan.

      Boy would we have fun in the comments….

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

      Now that’s restimulating!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Not so fast, TonyO…

    How many ear drops, eye drops and changes of underwear have we endured watching those scio fundraising videos, with the conga lines and stylized costumes with coordinated decorations? Hmmmm?

    You have trained us too well. That’s right. Wanna see a TonyO fund vid musical w7thsolo conga and attire/deco themed vid as voted fav by your Bunkerettes.

    Do I hear an Ah, men! in the choir?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Did you have mimosa’s for breakfast?

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        yes, with spinach, lemons, celery. spring onions, cucumber. ginger , green apple, cayenne. maybe too much cayenne…hah

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Actually that sounds kinda good….but it needs garlic.

    • dbloch7986

      Yes, with a Star Wars and Tropical Island theme. I want my name up on a big white paper written in magic marker!

      Also we need donation levels: Glorious Platinum Humanitarian > Golden Cornerstone Member > Valorous Silver Lifetime Contributor

      We want to see a nifty 3D graphic walk-through of your IDEAL Bunker.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        lol love it. in case tony declares me now, carry on, Derek!

      • stillgrace

        I want to take this moment to thank you for your “flying tallywhacker” joke last night, and also your “tape? is that like a CD?” joke. You are a funny guy!!!

      • N. Graham

        Not sure what you mean. Can you do a clay table mock up and post a picture?

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      I volunteer to shimmy down the curtain

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        donations just went straight up and vertical, never before seen expansion, highest Evah!!!!!!!!!!

  • NMM2009 .

    Can you take escudos?
    Ok I’ll make it Euros. And thanks from this side of the pond.

  • DeElizabethan

    Good on you for a donation platform.

    I most enjoyed watching and waiting to see how and if, the individuals thanked LRon. Also seeing how they placed their hands on the podium. Was fun!

  • Spackle Motion

    Tony, you could pull a Perez Hilton and start to draw winged-phallic drawings in MS Paint all over your Scientology-related pictures and then draw in some good advertising dollars. God knows that last night’s visuals gave some of us strange winged-dick dreams….maybe it’s time to capitalize on that.

    Just kidding. Of course I’ll be lining up for giving donations. I tend to hand out money for good Scientology-fighting-related causes after having some good wine. But for you, Tony, I’d give a regular donation if that is an option.

    (by the way, the title graphic on your site isn’t loading properly for me in either Chrome or in Explorer…..not sure why)

    (oh, and a second by the way……this is the non-artist formerly known as Deckard Cain)

    • TonyOrtega

      DC is back!

      • Poison Ivy

        Deck! Spackle Motion – great new name!

    • Observer

      Yay! Glad you’re back!

    • Midwest Mom

      Hi Deck! It’s good to see you!

      • Spackle Motion

        Hey there…..you’re back too! I missed you tons.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      strange winged-dick dreams

      Wow, I thought it was just me.

    • dbloch7986

      DC The graphic always has intermittent problems for me. Not sure what causes it, but I just ignore it. Eventually, at some point it comes back.

      • Ze Moo

        Worldpress has been under a nasty ddos attack for perhaps the last week. Some the
        latest discus and other problems are related to the attack.

        http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/0

      • Spackle Motion

        You’re right. I reloaded a few times and it worked. My browser gremlins are acting up today, maybe it’s time for a feeding.

      • Poison Ivy

        Ditto.

    • Sherbet

      Welcome home, Spackle!

      • Spackle Motion

        Thanks, Sherbet. It’s good to be back home.

    • aquaclara

      welcome back, Spackle Motion!

      • DodoTheLaser

        Yeah! Waving hi to both SM and Aqua! :)

        • aquaclara

          Waving back!

      • Spackle Motion

        Thanks, aquaclara! I always read your name as auntie clara because I actually had one. I may call you auntie by accident one of these days….

        • aquaclara

          Whooo, with magical powers like Aunt Clara on Bewitched?! I’ll take that anytime! It’s good to have you back here.

    • Mrs Libnish

      I tend to be half crocked when I hand out Sciloon fighting dollars, too! During the Headley donation days, I was at my parents, and tend to keep myself in a liquid medium. I couldn’t quit hitting the “button”. I would love to donate to The Bunker…and I’m only on my first cup of coffee.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Maybe Tony should let us make wiseass remarks with our donations like we did with the Headleys!

        oh wait……

        • Poison Ivy

          That would be heaven!

        • Observer

          Who here would be asking for the extra pantsuit?

          • BuryTheNuts2

            One can never have enough nice pantsuits!

        • DodoTheLaser

          lol! Cincinnati Ideal Org just pitched in for The Ideal Bunker. BAM!

    • q-bird

      YaY! DC is back in duh House – woop woop!!! Now Spackled – ok – fine as kind.

      • Spackle Motion

        I ran a little contest on the Rodeo for a new name and this one….well….it stuck like spackle. (see, there are endless bad metaphors, puns, and ways to use that lovely word)

        Glad to be back. Last night was a hoot….

  • stillgrace

    I can’t find the PayPal button! My version of the bunker blog today is missing all the “to the side” information and also the top header photo. This happens on my Mac from time to time. I trust that when the missing data reappears, the PayPal button will magically come into beingness! I am happy to contribute what I can!

    • t1kk

      Hi Stillgrace–the button just reads DONATE and it’s located just below the menu bar to the left on single post pages and to the right on the home page.

      • stillgrace

        I call it “bare bunker syndrome”.

        • Observer

          Try clicking on the Home button. The donate button is there too.

          • stillgrace

            Thanks.

        • TonyOrtega

          That’s the mobile version. The stuff on the “sides” is down at the end.

          • stillgrace

            This is what I get on my 24″ Mac screen. Respectfully, it doesn’t matter how far down I scroll. I see no side goodies.

            • TonyOrtega

              Scott, can we figure out why she’s getting the mobile version on her desktop? Which browser are you using? I never have any problems with Firefox.

            • stillgrace

              I use Safari. A version that I should update. I’d like to point out that this is an intermittent problem that doesn’t happen every day.

            • DeElizabethan

              Grace, I have an old imac and Safari also but have not ever had that weird problem. Hope it clears soon.

            • Snippy_X

              I get this bare bunker also from time to time. It temporarily makes me think the world has ended. Firefox with add-ons.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Chrome here.

            • ParticleMom

              I also get that on Chrome sometimes.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Firefox seems to work for me here best, as well.

    • t1kk

      You could also just send money via paypal to BunkerFund@tonyortega.org.

      • stillgrace

        Thanks. I know the information along the left and right sides of the blog (including the donate button) will show up soon, possibly after I reboot. I get the “stripped down” version of the bunker sometimes. I think it has something to do with WordPress and my out-of-date copy of Safari.

    • TheNextMrsTomCruise

      Don’t worry stillgrace, it took me ten minutes to find the darn button!

  • 0tessa

    You can also count on me, very soon.
    Much obliged.

  • 1subgenius

    Any info on how the bot attack on WordPress is going to affect us/you?

  • 10oriocookies

    That was much more honest than, “uhhh, we need money for a new building”. I particularly like the part where I didnt get asked to show anyone whats in my wallet or someone calling my CC companies for credit increases.

    • ParticleMom

      That still kills me. “You are all maxed out? Let us make you even MORE in debt!”

      • 10oriocookies

        I had two stooper power fundraisers corner me one time while i was eating lunch, the one girl insisted that i pull out my wallet and show her what was in it. Then there’s pimping out the 10 year olds for book dono’s. It’s truly pathetic that they strong arm/play the pity card to get money.

    • Poison Ivy

      Perhaps Tony could start fundraising for the Bunker Super Power Building? To be opened in 2014…or maybe 15…or maybe 20….or when all websites become St. Hill sized?

      • 10oriocookies

        I love it. The Super Power Bunker. The place where all SP’s go to rejuvenate and hone their true SP powers. There is the smear website room, the declare room, the hole restimulation room, the donation rundown, etc.

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

    I want to be a WHALE at TonyOrtega.org.

    What are the status levels that I can climb up?

    Will you hand out lanyards or badges or medals that I can wear to show other commenters how much of a WHALE that I am?

    Status Scale:

    WHALE
    Gluborious Maximus
    Status Seeker
    Propitiative Giver
    Clubbed Seal

    Right now, I’m just a Clubbed Seal.

    But I’ll be a WHALE soon – just you watch!!!

    Alanzo

    • DeElizabethan

      Great Alanzo!
      Since I gave double of what my normal is, I’m now a Propitiative Giver seeking a little Status.

    • elar aitch

      The rule at the bunker is that only great commentary maketh a whale and you are already in that category, my friend

    • Poison Ivy

      Brilliant! I think we all start as clubbed seals but keep our eyes on the gluborious maximus!

  • Artoo45

    I like Derek’s idea of the Ideal Bunker. Just imagine the perceptics levels . . .

    Be the last wog standing in the Enturbulacron™ Dizziness/Isness/Beingness Room

    Enjoy the Olive Oiliness Table and Salad Bar.

    You’ll say “WTF” in the GHOA (Great Hall of Acronyms)!

    How enthetastic are you? Climb the Wall of Mockery and find out!

    Duck and cover in the COB Super Slapper Simulator!

    You’ve been targeted! Learn to defend yourself in the chillingly realistic Eugene Ingram Memorial Dark Alley of Shitty Tactics!

    Relax with a chillded Xenutini (stirred, not shaken) in the new Super Mk XXIII F-Meter Session Rooms

    Where do I sign my skillion year contract?

    • ThetaBara

      You forgot “Get pelted with poop in the Monkey Room!”
      oh, wait, this is for us? LOL

    • dbloch7986

      The Underground Bunker cruise ship known as the Xenu Breeze

      • BuryTheNuts2

        It would definitely be a party boat!

    • Exterrier

      Excellent. You are obviously a Grade Xllll Joker and Degrader release! Able to freely mock BS to anyone.

    • SP ‘Onage

      I’d love a Xenutini with a Gorgonzola stuffed olive.

      • Ze Moo

        Gorgonzola, the cheese that wrecked Tokyo.

        • Exterrier

          Til Raymond Burr ate it.

  • sizzle8

    I will gladly contribute to the Ideal Website program.
    $ on it’s way!

  • mirele

    Can someone explain the deal with the shimmying up the curtain? I am confused.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      http://www.writersofthefuture.com/

      3:16 on the vid.
      Freaking impressive.

      • mirele

        Hope these acrobats got paid in advance, we know how the cult is about stiffing its vendors as long as possible.

        • http://infinitecomplacency.blogspot.com/ Jonathan Jacobsen

          Oh they were acrobats! I thought it was some new punishment programme.
          I put John Zorn on hold to watch five minutes of that. That’s five minutes of I’ll never get back…in this lifetime.

      • stillgrace

        The singer is wearing the most unfortunate dress of the evening.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Spot on assessment Grace!

  • http://www.cultalovestory.com/ Alexandra Amor

    Done and done! Thank you, Tony, for the opportunity to contribute. Every day your site and and the Bunkees make me laugh (or cry…sometimes both). You’re doing great work and you do it with integrity, intelligence and humour. That’s a powerful, and powerfully attractive, combination! Kudos to you! (And PS. I love Dan Locke’s idea about t-shirts or mugs with Bunker sayings on them. I was not a member of the Co$ but I would totally buy a t-shirt that declared I was an SP. ;-)

  • SP ‘Onage

    I’d love to donate. The Bunker is dear to my heart. I eat, sleep, dream it. In the morning my coffee would not taste the same without reading Tony ‘s blog.

    But, I’d like to know, Can this good hearted philanthropist skip the middle man and give direct to the Bunker account by way of US Post Office money order? :)

    • TonyOrtega

      Please contact Scott Pilutik at BunkerFund@tonyortega.org He is handling all questions like this.

      • SP ‘Onage

        Ok, thanks.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          That was the nicest way I have ever heard anyone phrase: Talk to my lawyer!

          No wonder Tony is a writer!

  • Sherbet

    I’d love to be able to send $1 for each of my posted comments in the Bunker, but, alas, I can’t do that. However, like everyone here, I’ll do what I can to help Tony get one step closer to his Pulitzer.

  • BuryTheNuts2

    What about doorknobs? I want to buy the IDEAL bunker a doorknob?
    Next month, maybe even a door?

    That will help keep the cats inside.

    • Snippy_X

      Are you saying the cats blew? I missed that. All the more reason to support Bunker initiatives.

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

        They’re Suppressive Purrsons!

    • elar aitch

      I want to contribute to epaulettes on the cats’ swanky uniforms so that everyone can remember to salute them

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

    Amazon shoppers, please consider clicking through to Amazon by way of Tony’s referral link on the upper left hand side of this page. You can do all your Amazon shopping through that link, not just books discussed on this site. I don’t know what percentage Tony’s link generates, but another site I used to use generated 1.5% for the referral. I have placed about 10 orders through it so far. Just an FYI.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Thank you for telling us that. I have personally been making Jeff Bezos yacht payments for years!

    • aquaclara

      this is good to know….thanks.

    • elar aitch

      will do

  • Graham

    Delighted to contribute Tony. Don’t forget to remind us of the presence of the ‘donate’ button from time
    to time.

    Fortunately my life’s never been touched by $cientology. I did come close to joining a different cult back in the 70s so can appreciate the pull of something which offers enlightenment and salvation. $cientology, with its ruthless pursuit of its fair-gaming policy, always struck me as particularly vicious. It’s wonderful to see the tables turned with the growth of the internet. Keep up the good work!

  • TheWidowDenk

    I enjoyed last night’s Awards event and felt it was better than last year. I don’t have much to say about the scientists who spoke or the dancing. Tended to tune that stuff out and read the comments instead. Much more entertaining.

    I noticed there were no time capsule predictions from 25 years ago. I can only suspect their reading wasn’t a hit last year. I well remember having a time capsule filled with predictions at the 1988 Awards event and release of Volume IV of the anthology. (Feeling pretty old right now as I write this!)

    I’m pretty sure Nancy Cartwright was at last year’s event. I seem to recall she was in the audience and introduced, but did not go on stage.

    My “Live Stream” had boxes in the resolution. I tried full screen and it only got worse. So, I ended up watching it in a fairly small box. Something else was amiss in the Live Stream as folks would appear to lurch along on stage and speak without moving their lips. It was more like intermittent stream.

    It looks like every winner and published finalist is now given a trophy. In the “olden days,” we only had trophies for the four 1st place winners and the grand prize winner for WOTF, and later a trophy for the grand prize winner for ILOF. Cost at that time for 4-5 trophies was around $5000. If we’re now talking 24 or more trophies, we’re likely talking a pretty sizeable budget for them. All the trophies do make for a nicer presentation.

    Oh! I quite enjoyed the video presentation before the event started. Of course, I was there and found some of the photos quite nostalgic.

    Thanks for the fun! Many comments had me in stitches. See you next year …

    • ParticleMom

      $1,000 dollar trophies?

      • TheWidowDenk

        Quite possibly. Silverwork has to be done (quill/paintbrush emerging from a star) and placed in lucite. It’s quite a process and, at least in the olden days, expensive. Don’t forget plaques.

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

          Note for history, Rachel was THE most loved administrator for the WOTF (Writers of the Future) and IOTF (Illustrators of the Future), hands down.

          The year you got ousted, behind the scenes all your friends and judges were upset, and I recall your name being asked about for all the following years, that time when you weren’t there!

          Glad you got to go back! Thanks for the history!

          Imagine if they’d allow you to attend, just as a guest! You’d get some award, should get some award, for the best admin.

          It’s amazing how Gunhild has stepped up to the MC job. I haven’t seen this year’s event yet, did Gunhild MC it?

          • DodoTheLaser

            Yes, it was Gunhild, Chuck.
            Thanks for your insight re: Rachel!

          • TheWidowDenk

            Thanks Chuck! I was actually invited to the 25th Awards but declined as I was under-the-radar. Well, I hadn’t gone that far at the time but I was most certainly well removed from the WOTF/ILOF activity and other corp church activities. It just didn’t seem quite right to connect back up as I was doing well removed.

            Yes, Gunhild MC’d this year’s event. She did a nice job. Watching the event and reading the comments will fill in the holes.

  • i-Betty

    With the greatest pleasure. I know it won’t have been easy for you asking for financial help, but each of us has a stake in this blog succeeding. You give a voice to us all, and your contacts mean you can go where others cannot, and bring back treasure in the form of brilliant exclusives, day after day.

    Thank you, thank you :)

    Ahoy, Cap’n Ortega!

  • Thomas Holbrook II

    You might also consider WePay as an alternative option for those who are not comfortable using PayPal.

  • dagobarbz

    Let’s hope Governor Mary isn’t “Fallin” down on the job…nyuck! nyuck!

  • mook
    • ThetaBara

      I’m not on exscn but I peeked at the thread, and those folks have NO idea about the NOI. They are not being trained by OSA. LOL! Miss Cabbage’s goons could learn a thing or two from them! Their fair game makes the scilons look like schoolyard bullies. Do your research, folks. This is Spy vs Spy all over again. Or Wild Kingdom. All that remains to be seen is when the croc will figure out the snake is trying to put the squeeze on it.

    • DeElizabethan

      Scientology in schools, the second video was particularly important to see, thanks.

    • SP ‘Onage

      More reasons why Homeland Security should be watching them.

    • 1subgenius

      Leila needs over 9000 watching her back.
      Brave woman is brave.

  • ThetaBara

    13 against? WTF?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Elaborate please?

      • ThetaBara

        13 votes AGAINST better oversight of rehab programs in Oklahoma, in the state House (after passing unanimously in the state Senate). It just seems dodgy. Surely there aren’t 13 representatives in the county where Narconon operates.
        Sorry to be vague. Or glib.

    • Snippy_X

      I might have voted against it. It adds three loopholes and I don’t see how it significantly restricts any of the snake oil salesman. The original bill had good restrictions that were never enforced. Narconon isn’t the only way people get taken in this lucrative business, so all rehabs, faith based or not, need real oversight.

      imho.

  • F_Randy_Hullabaloo

    Excellent handing of the donations and so well deserved too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ozzybud Matt Osborne

    Tony,
    There’s a lot of people here like me lurking in the background who read your blog everyday but don’t comment much if at all who would love to help support the best scientology watching site on the net! Its the 1st thing I do everyday with my coffee and cigarette! You got a donation on its way buddy. Keep up the amazing work and can’t wait for the book! Love your humorous writing style.

    • villagedianne

      How much do I have to donate to be a Patron Meritorius?

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    We in RTC will be donating to Tony Ortega, this to get close to Scott Pilutik who is the real Tony Ortega.

    • Truthiwant

      Wouldn’t it be fantastic if, let’s say, three hundred years from now, some
      scholar who was studying the defunct religion of Scientology managed to access
      this site, with all the articles and comments still intact. I hope that our
      future ancestors will still have the same sense of humour as we do today, else,
      OTVIIIisGrrr8, your comments might slightly confuse this research
      professor!!

      • i-Betty

        Lol

      • Exterrier

        This is why leather bound, or better yet, platinum cd’s of the Bunker Blogs and Comments should be produced with our extensive paypal contributions, and held for posterity in controlled temperature caves. A good use for our donations, in addition to the Ideal Bunker Project.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    OMG!

    The price of gold just tumbled and… COB fainted dead away as he had put the Church into one thousand metric tonnes and now we owe… $58 billion dollars on margin calls!!! This is a disaster of magnitude and was engineered by Richard Nixon.

    Please donate to the “Bail Out Scientology from its Gold Disaster” today!

    • Snippy_X

      Hey your not kidding. What’s going on?

      • BuryTheNuts2
      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        The New World Order is going on!

        We in the Church of Scientology warned you about planetary enslavers but would you listen?

        No!

        And now we in the Church will have to sell a bunch of Ideal Orgs just to pay for COB’s jet fuel, New Zealand lamb, hair products, and of course his mink farm.

        • Midwest Mom

          ……it’s happening…

        • Snippy_X

          This gold thing must just be a hiccup. I was sure today’s big news was going to be about a new paper from Kazakhstan scientists suggesting that engrams are actually stored in our DNA and not perched on our shoulders as Hubbard claims. If your warnings fell on deaf ears, my friend, it may be because some of us know that we are all slaves of an alien race and it’s jsut a matter of time before they come back to collect us. Ask the Pope if you don’t believe me or the Kazakhstan scientists.

          http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/could-an-alien-message-be-embedded-in-our-genetic-code-130401.htm#mkcpgn=emnws1

          Free version of paper on arxiv:
          http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.6739

        • thetaesque

          This is most unfortunate. So does this mean that David Miscavige’s instrumental album debut into the world of jazz, Theta Jazz for OT’s, did not work out? I understood from spokesperson Ken Delusion that COB expected this album to go double platinum, given that all 12,000,000 OT’s would be expected to purchase ten copies each.

          Whatever you in RTC decide to do — and however desperate things become — please, please don’t sell the Palace of Unicorns.

          • DodoTheLaser

            “We Are The Champions My Friend” epic album is still on schedule to be released along with the Super Power Building sometimes very soon. COB and TC and JT will perform LRH’s poems/songs, arranged by Mr. Campbell and Queen. Advanced payments are accepted now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.bumpas Kimberly Gooden Bumpas

    Oh this is such wonderful news! I’m so happy to see my home state of Oklahoma do something right for once!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      “I guess when that many people pass away in your facility, it’s going to get some attention. That’s kind of how it works,”

      Understatement of the year, so far!

  • TonyOrtega

    Just talked to Rep. Jason Murphey in Oklahoma. I’ve added it to the post.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    I definitely want a couple t-shirts and mugs, maybe hats too? A simple design works for me, like below. But we have excellent designer talent here with better software. Maybe this could be set up so that people can order whatever they want, and % goes to the Bunk? Not sure how these things work.

    [IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/savdhj.jpg[/IMG]

    • elar aitch

      yep- definitely wants me some merchandise

      • sharon brown

        Yeah, but can we have honorary SP on the back ? That way when ppl se it they’ll enquirer as to what an SP is and we can spread the word even more and direct them to the bunker for some Great reading about the Evil Space cult andTiny Fists !!! lol

  • ParticleMom

    Sorry this is totally OT, but I have friends and family attending the Boston Marathon and my head is spinning. If you didn’t hear, bombs went off near the finish line and people were killed. I used to watch from very close to that spot. I hope whoever did this is caught quickly and that it is a random loony…

    • Midwest Mom

      I hope they’re all okay. Let’s hope that those responsible for doing this will be identified and caught in an expedient manner and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

    • q-bird

      been watching this on the TV – are your people all accounted for and alright PMom?

    • stillgrace

      Thanks for the information, ParticleMom. I just heard on the news that another bomb went off at the JFK Library.

    • i-Betty

      Oh no, I’m so sorry. What an awful thing to happen. Are your family and friends safely home? This is horrible :(

    • ParticleMom

      Thank you. It seems all are accounted for. My brother works right on the block that was hit, luckily he was in a meeting off site. My cousin who was running is fine, as is an old friend who was just feet away when the explosion happened. But, Boston is a small “town” and they haven’t released the name of those injured. At least 2 are dead and 22+ injured. So sad.

      • aquaclara

        Hoping everyone is ok… I also checked for friends. The Boston Marathon site has a runner lookup if anyone needs it, and google has a finer service for those who are looking more seriously for immediate relatives unable to connect because of phone outages. The marathon site lets you look up by first name or last name or state. It was in place before the blasts.
        Now can someone find Captain Howdy and check back in?
        All the best to those of you in Boston or who have family and friends in the area.

  • N. Graham

    Great news on the OK Narconon!

  • thetaesque

    Tony,

    Apart from the fact that you do so much to daylight the abuses the Co$ would love to hide, this blog is as addictive as crack cocaine. I gotta have my bunker fix, so I’m in.

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

      And what other crack dealer tells you you can pay whatever you feel like, if you feel like paying at all?

  • Ze Moo
    • ParticleMom

      Two pieces of bad news for Boston in one day. *sigh*

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

        Now that’s cold.

    • ParticleMom

      Based on its location, it seems they are trying to target NOI members.

  • DeElizabethan

    Spackle Motion – DC,
    Sooooo happy to see you back here. I tried to reply to your comment but Discus was having a problem. Maybe it’s the Boston disaster.

    • Spackle Motion

      Thanks DeE! It’s great to be back…..hugs all around….

  • DodoTheLaser

    I like The Bunker, so I like the donate button. Thank you Tony and Scott.

  • Poison Ivy

    Thank you Tony, for all you do. You of all people deserve reader support. You’ve made this place not only an incomparable one-stop shopping hub for Scientology news, but also, an amazing place to read heart wrenching first-person stories from cult escapees, incredible insight from experts, and many different perspectives from one of the smartest readerships on the web. You COULD buy us all a beer, but better yet, make it a BYO/SP party so we can help out with expenses even more. Honored and happy to help!

    • DodoTheLaser

      I subscribe, PI. Great post! Also, let’s make Scott in charge of beer.

    • sugarplumfairy

      Yay.. Party.. OTgrVIII can tend bar!!

      • DodoTheLaser

        That would be such a hoot! LOL

        • BuryTheNuts2

          We could fill a hall easily…we wouldn’t even need to shoop people in to our pictures.

  • sugarplumfairy

    Anybody heard from Cap’n Howdy?

    • Sandy

      Exactly my thought all afternoon!

      • sugarplumfairy

        I think we have a few others here from Boston.. =(

        • stillgrace

          You don’t suppose he went to watch the Marathon?

          • DodoTheLaser

            Nah, too boring for AC/DC fan.

            • sugarplumfairy

              very good point..

            • DodoTheLaser

              lol

        • DodoTheLaser

          I thought he was from Cali…

          • sugarplumfairy

            Pretty sure he’s Boston..

            • DodoTheLaser

              Sad what happened. Hope Captain is ok.

            • sugarplumfairy

              Me too.. He/she needs to check in so we can gender test him/her.. If he’s a she, I will be verklempt ..

            • stillgrace

              I will be gobsmacked …

            • Sandy

              I think Tony is flucking with us …..

            • DodoTheLaser

              Dude, I’m pretty sure.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Capt. Howdy is a man. Not to worry!

              However, I am sure if you are going to be the nurse to administer the gender test…He will readily volunteer.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I knew it! :)

          • stillgrace

            He was born here, but he lives near or in Boston.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Thanks.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            He is from San Francisco, but he lives in Boston.
            I been wondering too. Last thing he said before he left was: See you Monday.
            Its Monday damn it.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I was watching msnbc reporting and they said about cell phone networks being down
              (security measures). May be their cable/wi-fi is overloaded, as a result.
              Let’s hope for the best. I think Captain is ok and we’ll hear from him soon.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              I think so too. I don’t envision Capt. going to watch the Marathon.
              He usually just watches movies and his cambodian gang member neighbors for entertainment.

              Or us.

              edit: Dodo, the cable wifi thing is probably it! If I recall correctly he has had some intermittent problems with his connection anyway, so this is likely!

        • BuryTheNuts2

          like Sherbet!

          • DodoTheLaser

            Sherbet, say hi please so we know you are ok.

      • Sandy

        Please, Baby. Post for us …

    • stillgrace

      He said something to the effect that he wouldn’t be around for the Sunday live blog. So, I was on the lookout for him today, but haven’t seen him.

      • TonyOrtega

        I thought Captain Howdy was a female, folks. You sure it’s a he?

        • sugarplumfairy

          Seriously?

          • sugarplumfairy

            jeez.. Lately my radar is kaput..

            • stillgrace

              My radar is then completely discomboobulated.

            • DodoTheLaser

              lol! If Captain is a she, I’m a Belgian ballerina.

            • Midwest Mom

              If he’s a she, then I’m a Belgian Waffle!

            • sugarplumfairy

              mmmmmm.. Waffles..

            • sugarplumfairy

              lol..

        • stillgrace

          It never occurred to me that he was a she. If so, (s)he’s really good at disguise.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            BAAHAAHAA. I can hardly wait till he reads this thread! He is going to need extra potato juice!

          • Midwest Mom

            Oh, he’s a man all right. Tony is having fun practicing his new book’s premise: “The Way to Jokiness”.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Haha! Another working title is “Golden Age Of Prank”.

        • Sandy

          Tony – you can not be serious …..

          • DodoTheLaser

            Tony is trolling, probably drinking beer with Captain right now and laughing their asses off!

            • stillgrace

              LOL! I hope so …
              Edit: I think my brain could adjust to the possibility that he is a she … but I might ask why (s)he is such a fool for women’s eyebrows … and why Nazanin Boniadi melts his or her butter!!!

            • BuryTheNuts2

              Or his obsession with Mimi Rodgers cans!

            • DodoTheLaser

              Mmm, yes. :) Can’t blame him for that.

            • DodoTheLaser

              You got it. LOL :)

            • Sandy

              Thx, Dodo. Thought I was was goin nuz

            • DodoTheLaser

              Nah, you good :)

            • Sandy

              *hugs Dodo*

            • DodoTheLaser

              Warm hugs back, Sandy!

        • stillgrace

          Do you think he’s a she because his major avatar is of a female in a bear suit?

          • TheNextMrsTomCruise

            Well, it is an exquisitely tailored bear suit…

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Ah, if you aren’t totally yanking our chain……are you thinking of Deckard Cain?

          • TonyOrtega

            Maybe. I reserve the right to be totally wrong. Just wish the Cap’n would check in.

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

              I can see Captain Howdy now, holding up that little black number with a quizzical expression; “Should I wear the bright red shoes and the magenta lipstick with it? Hmm, contrast or conformity, always a hard choice.”

              There is a long-standing Internet convention dating back several hundred years that a poster with an androgynous nom de plume must be male, as few females, even if they were able to write a complete sentence, had the intelligence to formulate an opinion.

              I blame Norman Rockwell’s (1894 – 1978) illustrations in the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ for starting this curious idea.

              His women in high heels preparing dinner in the kitchen, the children happily playing at her feet, waiting to hear the door opening and the manly voice in the hall “Honey I’m home. What’s for dinner?”

              I have an opinion that Mr Rockwell was paid a retainer by the American Linoleum Federation to promote the idea that high heels in the kitchen was a cultural necessity as it would ensure the floor had to be replaced often.

              Andrew

            • DodoTheLaser

              SO cool, Andrew. I have no idea what’s this prose about, but I like you.

              My playlist tonight: Ozzy, Zdob si Zdub, Scorpions, Megadeth, Moby, Live!…

              Andrei

            • Bella Legosi

              Not to mention the loads of money spent on curious things called “house dresses”

            • DodoTheLaser

              “Just wish the Cap’n would check in.”

              He did, Tony. I got down voted TWICE in my KR post.
              Never happened before. Cap’n is ok. :)

        • ParticleMom

          I was under that impression for a while. I think he didn’t like being called “Sir” and I assumed it meant he was a she.

    • DodoTheLaser

      He said he’ll be here on Monday. Monday is not over yet.
      He better show up or I’m gonna KR his butt.

      • stillgrace

        I’ll help you!!

    • Bella Legosi

      I miss Cap’n :( should we all recite some Walt Whitman and mentally invade his psyche and tell him to get the hell on here or what? ;)

    • Bella Legosi

      I miss Cap’n :( should we all recite some Walt Whitman and mentally invade his psyche and tell him to get the hell on here or what? ;)

      • DodoTheLaser

        Lol! Yes. He is here though, down voted me twice. Only Captain would do that. Just watch.
        He is resting now. It was a tough day in Boston. He will be back probably tomorrow.

        • Bella Legosi

          I found out about the Boston attacks on here……watching the news now about it…….I am fighting my urge to really go off on radical Islam cuz it is too early to say they are responsible, but goddamn what a shitty thing to do no matter what the motive!

          • DodoTheLaser

            We don’t know who did it. Not yet.

            • Bella Legosi

              Kinda why I am staying quiet. You would think if it was some radical group they would have come out and claimed responsibility, but there were 3 or 4 other devices that were not detonated. So, whomever pulled this is going to definitely be found. I will not be listening to Coast to Coast tonight. I can hear the words “false flag”…….oh crap Alex is supposed to be on tonight as well…..yep its falling asleep to the TV for me tonight.

  • ParticleMom

    Happy to help, Tony!

  • AnonymousSP

    Cool! I was going to post awhile back about you getting a DONATE button. Good stuff and happy to give some bucks your way. Anything to stop the cult of $cientology.

  • Bob

    I, for whatever reason, have been quite intrigued by Scientology as of
    late and have read a number of books on Scientology over the last year.
    While I agree they are a fringe group, there are a number of others out
    there as well (how about those Mormons?).

    I have to say I am a
    bit shocked by some of the aggressive comments on this page. Honestly,
    if you can distance yourself a bit, I think you will find that some of
    the comments are quite mean spirited.

    I have never met anyone in Scientology, but have dealt with a couple of Scientologists via email
    with regard to some technical networking issues. They seem quite
    pleasant.

    Anyway, I know my comment will have no affect on
    people’s feeling against Scientology, but I just wanted to point out
    that they are people too, and I would suggest they should be treated as
    such.

    Bob

    • DodoTheLaser

      Thanks Bob.

      Good point. It’s not about people though or even their believes.
      It’s mostly about abusive practices.

      Mormons (their leaders) got their shit together and are enjoying entire Utah and
      even can be self-deprecating/accepting humor about their believes.

      Scientologists (and especially their leaders) – not so much. Please do some homework, google, etc.

      Most commenters here are not mean-spirited, rather opposite.
      It’s just humor helps to deal with loaded subjects, sometimes it’s harsh, but so are the emotions.

      Wish you well.

      Dodo.

      • Bob

        Dodo,

        Even a quick glance shows that your comments fall into the humor category and not the “mean spirited” side of things. I am by no means defending the “church” (notice the quotes). I am simply stating a general observation of the comments (I have not read all of the 300+).

        While certainly not as well versed as your self on the subject, I have read a couple of books, Googled etc. It just seems strange so many folks have a feeling of “hate” for the group. My guess is the majority of people making comments are like myself and have had little (or no) direct interaction with the church but simply read/heard about it.

        For anyone who has had a bad history with the church, I apologize if my comments bring back bad memories and/or hurt feelings.

        Hope that explanation helps,
        Bob

        • Bella Legosi

          I did not take any offense to what you have said Bob. You do have a valid point about a lot of Scientologists being human. They are. But there is something definitely different about the way people perceive the Co$ ideology and doctrine that brings about contempt and hatred. I can’t put my finger on the exact cause and don’t think there could ever be one single cause for these emotions when it comes to Co$. That is what keeps me here talking and reading. And it is a breath of fresh air to have new people come and express their views or opinions! That is what makes it so great. The exchange of ideas and opinions are worth more then any book, cuz with a book you are basically at the will of one view point. Here there are many and that is a good thing!

          :)

          • Bob

            Bella Legosi,

            Thank you for your comments. It appears that you can understand my observation and don’t feel I am “a legit crazy” or “an OSA troll”. (not sure what OSA stands for but will look it up).

            I’ll stay out of the comments in the future, but will follow the sites RSS feed, as it appears many hear are a bit on edge,

            Bob

            • Bella Legosi

              Hey man I like to give people the benefit of doubt. You shouldn’t have to stay away from comments, but I understand if you choose to do so. Like it or not we are all on this crazy planet together, and I try not to add to the more crazy parts of it. Check out Marty’s blog or even Mike Rinder’s. I have found there is much more tolerance in their comments. I, however, am a superstitious atheist. In the words of a true X-Phile, I want to believe :) Wish ya all the best bro!

            • Bob

              Will check those out. I did a search for “pro(ish)” Scientology RSS feeds/blogs with no luck? Do they even exist?

            • Bella Legosi

              lol you are asking the wrong person. I have kept myself ignorant of basic computer stuff, for fear that should I learn my way around I would most definitely get myself in trouble. Outside of knowing how to search in google (using =, +, -(), ect) I know not RSS feeds, nor how they work! :) I would imagine it would be hard to find a real pro-scientology site that isn’t connected to the Indie movement, and one that Anonymous hasn’t found either. Your best bet would be Marty or Mike’s. I emailed Mike Rinder a few weeks ago and his replys were very cordial and nice.

        • sugarplumfairy

          Lol..

          • dbloch7986

            Oh my gosh, either this Bob guy is a legit crazy or he is an OSA troll, or he is just a troll in general. LOL

    • Bella Legosi

      I can see where you are coming from. But, I have seen worse written on Fox or TMZ. I worked for a scilon and trust me she and those who choose to be apologists for Co$ deserve what they get on here comment wise, at least in my mind. There are many here that have lived thru brainwash, abuse, and disconnection. You cant fault those who may have strong or crass opinons about Co$ or its current members/leaders, they get a free pass from me on those counts and I would suspect non-exs would agree. Also, many who have mean spirited comments will never see Scientologys basic philosophy as being valid or worth what “apostates” and “fair game” victims have been put thru.

      I do agree that there are other disturbing belief sytems that are just as wreched. Christian scientists who allow their kids to die from bladder infections, Catholic priest abuse, or Mormons encouraging homosexuals to commit suicide, are all evil in my mind and deserve the same amount of anger dislayed here. But alas this is a Scientology site and not a religion haters site. Although I do confess to being one of the religious hatets myself, but I am only one and there are many on this blog who are different and more tolorable. That is what I love about the Bunker. ;) Gives me a chance to tgink and write comments like this. And trust me if anyone of us step put of line comment wise there are those who will serve ya slice of humble pie.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Thanks, brother. Great post.

        • Bella Legosi

          K I thought I was able to respond, but found Disqus down, now it is up…….you are very welcome. lol I am a girlie by the way, however I do believe I have a man inside me that begs to come out every now and then (like watching Fergilicous video lol) That is why I think I am gonna stick with my Castiel avatar for the time being. I was called Sir by Artoo when I had the Lenny Bruce ave up so that is why I went back to Bette Davis. However, after much consideration, Castiel from Supernatural is way more fitting for this blog and my own personality.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Thank you, sister :)

            • Bella Legosi

              Anytime :)

    • i-Betty

      That’s very unfair. The comments here are honest and blunt, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking…but the one thing they almost always are is kindly towards normal, everyday scientologists who know no better.

    • i-Betty

      That’s very unfair. The comments here are honest and blunt, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking…but the one thing they almost always are is kindly towards normal, everyday scientologists who know no better.

    • sugarplumfairy

      You’ve never met anyone in Scientology? You’ve told us you ARE a scientologist.. Check you socks, dude.. Get your backstory straight..

      • Bella Legosi

        Is he the same Bob I talked to about my own experience a week or so ago? I was wondering that myself, but Bob is a very common name and decided to give whomever this is the benefit of doubt

        • sugarplumfairy

          Disqus will only allow one Sugarplumfairy, one Bella Legosi and one Bob.. Haha.. Bob is busted…..

          • Bella Legosi

            Good to know

          • i-Betty

            Good sleuthing!

      • Bob

        I must have missed something here. For the record, I am an atheist not associated with any group/religion/whatever and I actually know very little about any religion. By far the most educated I have become regarding a religion is the last year or so when I watched the BBC episodes and by reading about Scientology (one by Wright and one by Reitman) and neither was particularly positive.

        But your rather aggressive comment lends itself to my observation perfectly.

        It’s alright. I knew I was going to cause a bit of a storm. I am just a temporary visitor on this site and will drop it. As I said, just an observation. I am just a bit stumped that people have such strong feelings about a minority group whom most have never had any direct contact with.

        Flame away,

        Bob

        • sugarplumfairy

          =)

        • DodoTheLaser

          =) Ok, “Bob”.

        • i-Betty

          Bob, many of the posters on here are ex-members who escaped out with eye-witness testimony of appalling abuses. Some have written books about their experiences, some are still in recovery, others managed to bring important documentation out with them which provided vital testimony to abusive practices, and many gave years, if not decades, of their lives to something they wanted desperately to believe was doing good, until they could no longer ignore how unhappy Cos had made them, and how horribly members were being treated.

          So it would be utterly wrong to suggest that “most have never had any direct contact with” scientology. These people are experts.

          :)

          • 0tessa

            And quite a few are ‘under the radar’ because of this evil disconnection policy.

    • hogarthian

      Bob…. put a sock in it mate, you’re embarrassing yourself.

      • sugarplumfairy

        I was hoping you’d be here to see this.. Vindication tastes gooood..

        • hogarthian

          hhmmmnnnn…….

          • sugarplumfairy

            you were right.. =)

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

    totally late and totally off topic but please send good thoughts to my family in Boston …one of my cousins may have been hurt ..trying to get confirmation but we could use some good vibes if you have some to spare .

    p.s. once again ..those scientologists with all those special “leaving your body to find a parking space and stop crimes from happening” powers have failed . Lazy fuckers

    • ParticleMom

      I’m so sorry to hear that your cousin may be hurt. I hope you hear some good news quickly.

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

        hurt but ok ….jesus freaking christ ..what is wrong with people ???!!!

        • Bella Legosi

          My heart and prayers go out for ya cousin and your family. There are many things wrong with people hun, but never let those things cloud that there are genuinely good people too, you forget that and the bad guys definitely win

    • DodoTheLaser

      What ParticleMom said…

    • stillgrace

      Sending good thoughts and best wishes to your family. I pray your cousin is unharmed.

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

      thank you …she has over 40 stiches and a concussion but thankfully she is ok and her kids were not there with her. She was wigging out …thought her kids had been killed because she cold not remember that she took them to school . She thought they were dead and they had to sedate her until her husband got to her and assured her that they were ok.

      • Snippy_X

        What a nightmare. So sorry to hear she was traumatized like that on top of being hurt. Hope she’s OK.

      • hogarthian

        That’s horrific Kim…. thank god it wasn’t worse for her. Sending good vibes :-)

      • dbloch7986

        I am so sorry Kim. I am glad that she turned out okay. That is awful. I hope they catch the son of a bitch who did this before he does it again.

  • B.B. Broeker

    I chipped in. I don’t comment nearly as much as I once did, but I still read Tony and the Ideal Comment Org every day. I only wish there was a recurring monthly donation option.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Thanks, BBB. I will try to remind you monthly. lol No pressure though. :)
      And feel free to comment more often regardless, please!
      We can all enjoy some B.B. Broeker here.

  • Richard Lloyd-Roberts

    Well i guess that’s the last time you can criticize the COS for asking for money isn’t it. I have an idea. Maybe you can get in with Mis Manage and create the Tony Ortega Ideal Home fund.

    • sugarplumfairy

      ASKING for money? CoF$ does way worse than ASK for money.. I think it’s still safe to criticize co$$$$$..

    • Bella Legosi

      Well I don’t see Tony locking us all on board his “ship”, programming us to believe if we don’t “donate” the world is going to be taken over by Little Boots and his band of criminal insurance frauders.

      Is is safe to count this comment a swing and a miss? I MUST have OT power cuz I called this response around 4am PST ;)

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      If this wasn’t some form of joking and degrading going on here, then sir, you are an ass.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Wow, that was some crazy little black out Disqus!

    Glad we are resuscitated. :)

    • Bella Legosi

      I know! It decided to have its ministroke in mid response to you and Bob! Damn it HAL get it together……

      • DodoTheLaser

        I hope it weren’t Bob’s OT powers…
        I might be doing my A to E steps if so …:)

        • Bella Legosi

          haha Scilons don’t have superpowers! If they did we wouldn’t be here talking shit now would we lol I like to think it is Skynet or HAL……..I am a technophobe that way I suppose!

          • DodoTheLaser

            Haha! Good point. I say Skynet or Umbrella Corp.

            • Bella Legosi

              Umbrella is a thinly disguised allusion to the big bad……Monsanto! Isn’t it just great the head of the FDA used to be Monsanto’s CEO? GMO’s are safe! They are so safe you can spray all the Round UP you want on them! :)

            • DodoTheLaser

              I can see that, but not as deep. I just dig Milla shooting wicked dogs and mutant zombies. :)

            • Bella Legosi

              I dig Milla in whatever she is in ;)

            • DodoTheLaser

              Good to hear it from a lady :)

  • Bella Legosi

    Its telling me “The API is currently undergoing maintenance, and your changes were saved, but will not be visible yet!” Thanks Disqus……now everyone will know I was taught how to spell by the guess and check system and types really really crappy on her smart phone…………sheeeesh! :D

    • i-Betty

      :D

  • Tone

    I don’t understand this fakakta Paypal thing. Can’t I just put twenty bucks in an envelope instead?

    • Bella Legosi

      Yeah if you want to tip the Postal Workers who are getting their hours cut down this year :)

    • TonyOrtega

      Scott Pilutik can answer all funding questions at BunkerFund@tonyortega.com

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

        Will be on it tomorrow, Tony! For sure this is ******Long******* over due~ To ALL, remember every bit counts. Often people don’t chip in as they only have a ‘little’. However, never forget a lot of little goes a LONG way! Plus there are those in between who have a LOT :) Keep the TonyO Train goin :)
        Love to you, and ALL here~! :) Tory/Magoo

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Have you thought of accepting Bitcoins as donations?
        Have a word your your lawyer buddy Mr. Sputnik, I bet there are a lot of anons out there who would not mind throwing a few Bitcoins your way.

  • Bella Legosi

    Me thinks Disqus is being funny again, keep seeing posts written this morning pop up as 5m ago or seconds ago

    • DodoTheLaser

      That’s normal. LOL The black out an hour ago was weird.

      • Bella Legosi

        I haven’t seen it this bad before tho…….I like to think Disqus really hates Tony’s call to arms via liveblog sessions lol

        • DodoTheLaser

          I hear you. lol We did overwhelm Disqus last night a little. :)
          May be it’s a payback.

          • Bella Legosi

            It wouldn’t surprise me the Karma Monster bites back

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

    The ‘Donate’ button is a good idea and long overdue.

    As Tony pointed out, there’s no obligation and no membership requirements. It’s a personal choice.

    Looking at something quite different from this issue, that is the concept of charity.

    L Ron Hubbard talked about ‘The Principle of Exchange’, in which to avoid future unhappiness, outflow must balance inflow.

    This negates the idea that charity is a worthwhile thing, for those one helps might not be able to give something in return.

    ‘Nothing for nothing’ or in Scientology terms ‘Don’t reward the downstat’

    The irony of this inhumane and repellent belief is summed up in Scientology’s own practices, that is offering the fairy gold at the end of the rainbow for an involuntary ‘donation’ when they know there is no way this promise can be delivered.

    When the Mafia offers to protect your shop windows from being broken in return for a fixed donation at least you’re getting a fair exchange for your money.

    Andrew

    • sugarplumfairy

      Oooooh.. fairy gold.. is that down 30% too?

    • DodoTheLaser

      My father helped me a lot in life, still does, in many ways.
      Once I asked him – How can I ever pay you back?!
      His reply – Do the same for your son.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Bed time for me. Hugs to all.

    • Bella Legosi

      Nite nite

      • DodoTheLaser

        Ty

  • Bella Legosi

    By the way my favorite moment from last night was seeing some uncomfortable acceptance speech’s and the Source being left out of at least 4 of them. Oh and the part at the end where they couldn’t find the envelope for the Main Prize winner…….I had to visualize Little Boots having a complete breakdown at that point.