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

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PORTLAND LIVE: Mark Bunker at Scientology’s “Ideal Org” Event

Mark Bunker

Mark Bunker

We’re very disappointed to learn that Mark Bunker was prevented from filming today’s Ideal Org event from what appeared to be the perfect perch.

Yesterday, Bunker sent us a photo from the window he had arranged to film the event. He had secured permission from the owner of the building, which houses the outdoors goods store across the street from the Scientology building.

But today, as he arrived with his equipment, he was greeted by Scientology operatives and a number of Portland police officers. The officers told Bunker he had every right to film from the location — but the owner, Bunker says, had been so intimidated by Scientology employees, he had rescinded Bunker’s permission.

Here’s the view Bunker would have had…

 
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Bunker called us a few minutes ago, giving us the news. “I’m really upset,” he said, and his voice sounded shaky. “They put so much fear into the owner that he decided he didn’t want to have anything to do with it.”

Then, he told us, “A police officer just asked to search my bag for weapons.” He then hung up.

We’ll get more from the scene when we can.

He soon called back: “The police just searched me. I’m outside on the street right now. I just posted a video of them searching me on my channel.”

Here it is…

 

 
Called again: He got on the roof of the Silverado Bar…

 

 
Now he says Scientology paid to film on top of the bar and he’s not allowed to. He’s trying to reach the bar owner, Tommy Breseale.

“They had the police come and take me away, and escort me away from the event. I tried to stall and reach the bar owner. But a crowd of cops showed up.”

“I’ll take a picture of the guy who’s here, watching me.”

 

Bunker's handler

Bunker’s handler

 
A local gets a statement from police about the 4-block zone…

 
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Bunker is now in another building with a less-than perfect vantage point. But Bunker said the person who let him into the building just came up to him and said, “You didn’t throw anything off the balcony, did you?”

Down below, Scientology operatives are trying to convince Portland PD that Bunker has dangerously thrown something off the balcony so they can get him arrested. “There are a lot of cops and Scientologists down there, all looking up at me.”

He’s going to keep taping the event for as long as he can.

Here’s Bunker’s new vantage point. Not ideal, but the police did confirm to him that it is outside the 4-block zone Scientology has to itself…

 
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Just talked to Bunker again…

“Things got really intense as DM [Scientology leader David Miscavige] just took the stage. A John Allender from the church just came up here.”

“John Allender said, ‘We’re going to bring the police up here. You don’t belong here.’ But the guy who lives here was saying, ‘He can be here, he’s my guest, he’s my friend’.”

“Allender went for the camera. It was perched precariously on the ledge, and I was afraid he’d make it go over.”

“DM is talking, I’m rolling on it. I don’t know how much sound I’m going to get on it.”

“I’m trying to be quiet, but one of the annoying neighbors is yelling at me right now, and that will be picked up more than what DM is saying.”

“The apartment manager is here now.”

“Anyway, DM is talking, I’m taping, the police told me that if I could get into this building I had every right to tape here, but Scientology is doing everything they can to get me kicked out of here. That’s where we stand…”

 
Just talked to “Scottie,” who allowed Bunker to shoot from his balcony: “Oh, man, this Mark guy has had a hard time. I invited him to be a guest in my house, to do this film thing. We had these Scientologist people coming up here. And this is a monitored building and everything. One guy was threatening him. It’s all on videotape. I think it’s really strange. They had to put up a lot of money to clear out that area.”

We asked about the building’s manager, and Scottie said there’s a woman acting as manager at this time of day. Was she OK with Bunker filming? “We’re all together on it. These people are bombarding our front door, trying to get in here. They wanted to get here and throw his camera. No, you can’t do that, we told him. Mark’s a guest of mine. The Scientology guy had got in here under false pretenses, saying he was an officer of the law. But the lady made him leave.”

 
Bunker called again: “The crazy just keeps coming. So a police officer just came up here with a parking garage attendant, who was telling me that I didn’t have permission to be here. And I asked him, is this part of the parking garage? [Bunker had earlier told us that the apartment building he is in is adjacent to a parking garage.] No, it isn’t, but he was trying to convince the police officer that it was. Luckily the manager came by and said the attendant has no authority here. She said he has to leave. So the police officer said Ok, that’s it. Let’s leave. And I just put that exchange up on YouTube.”

Here are the three videos of this sequence. In the first one, we see John Allender, of Squirrel Busters fame…

 

 

 

 
Another call from Bunker: “The event’s ended. The ribbon came down, the balloons flew, and everyone is pouring into the building.”

“I taped his entire speech. Whether it’s any good, I can’t really tell. Whether the audio is salvageable, I’ll find out when I’m back at the hotel. But I got something, and that’s more than they wanted me to get.”

“And I didn’t get arrested as hard as they tried. I’m still a free man.”

One of the police officers took his information after they got him down from the top of the bar. Who knows if someone will press charges of some kind.

 
Photos from our own Bella Legosi. Oh look, everyone’s dressed up so nice!

 
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A close-up view of plant-blocking tech!

 
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A tantalizing peek. Which Portland dignitary got roped in?

 
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There’s plenty more coming from Portland. Check out our Sunday Funnies tomorrow morning, where we’ll round up some of the additional footage that’s coming.

In the meantime, we were struck by this description of today’s events from former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder at his blog

Miscavige is terrified he will be mocked. He goes to astonishing lengths to prevent access to “public” events where he appears. He says NOTHING. It’s the same old drivel every time.

It’s a little contradictory for a church that claims it has an “open door policy”, “welcomes the community” and gets incredibly upset when anyone calls them “secretive”. What could possibly be the harm of the video going on the internet? You would think if they are REALLY trying to get new people in they would be happy to have his magnificent words seen by as many people as possible.

This Squirrelbuster-style effort to intimidate Mark Bunker and prevent him shooting the event at all costs comes across as pretty secretive to me. This event was apparently for “us” only.

Miscavige is becoming increasingly paranoid that something will put him in direct contact with the outside world. In his mind, anyone could be a protester or internet reader, or worse yet a reporter or OMG — a process server! His world is populated exclusively by sycophants inside his self-created bubble. Anyone seeking to enter his bubble uninvited is seen as a hostile agent trying to destroy his life.

It really does suck to be Miscavige. He lives a life of fear and paranoia.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 11, 2013 at 15:50

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  • Captain Howdy

    Hip Hip Hooray for Scottie!

    And the building attendant also

  • georget1952

    I have never posted a message on here, but I have to now. That “handler” that WBM took a pic of above looks very much like one of the “Squirrel Busters” that harassed Rathbun for months awhile back…..

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Welcome to the keyboard cowboys!

      • georget1952

        :)

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      You mean John Allender?

      [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/2z7kb9l.jpg[/IMG]

      • georget1952

        no, the picture of the guy with a white shirt and hat and glasses. Looking at his phone, white hair. He looks like one of the SB.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Bert Leahy could confirm for us, Ill bet.

      • georget1952

        I don’t know his name, but Marty called him Dough Boy I think…and his wife was “nurse ratched”

      • SP ‘Onage

        Golden Era Comedy Team.

      • georget1952

        Is that really Allender? I’ve seen vids of him on YT but he did not look like that. But maybe I am thinking of someone else.

        • stillgrace

          Fatgut is not Allender. I’ve seen Allender in person. My guess is that Dough Boy was with John Allender during Marty’s Texas siege.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Thanks. Wonder who, then? Bert Leahy to white courtesy phone, please.

            • Captain Howdy

              I thought that Tony confirmed that the walrus guy in the outdoor store was Ken Long?

            • TonyOrtega

              It was Ken Long in the outdoors store. Allender was on the balcony with Bunker when he was filming DM. The fat guy on the street might be Rich from the Squirrel Busters, but I kind of doubt it.

            • Captain Howdy

              Thanks Jefe for the clarification.

          • georget1952

            Ya, the guys name is Rich.

      • richelieu jr

        More like the Gut Busters…

      • georget1952

        Hey, I looked up on YT the vids that Marty and Mosey made about his trip to Germany in 2011. He called the guy that I think is in that pic above “Rich” and his wifes name is “Joanna”. No last names though.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Welcome, from a fellow former lurker!

      • georget1952

        Thank you very much. Ya I have been lurking for years now, but this year so much is happening. And all of it bad for DM. Makes me very happy :)

    • Captain Howdy

      Welcome. Enter freely and of your own will.

      • georget1952

        Always of my own free will. Ain’t it great?

      • georget1952

        And thank you :)

  • Oyster Bay

    These people are all losers.

  • Espiando

    You know, I was kind of joking when I said that this would be the climax of Assclown-Fest 2013. I didn’t imagine that CoS would turn that into a reality on this level. Fake cops, handlers, a four-block cordon sanitaire, and an appearance by John Allender, the man who proves that OTVIII is not great. And to top it all off, a great Doctor Who episode today written by Neil Gaiman.

    Sometimes, there are good days. Sometimes, there are great days. And sometimes, there are days like Saturday, May 11th, 2003, where the joy just keeps on coming.

    ETA: At least this time they went for plants to screen out entheta. Remember the time they blocked off the parking lot of Big Blue with cargo containers?

    • stillgrace

      What happened on May, 11th, 2003? Or did you mean to type 2013? Did I miss something?

      • Espiando

        Typo, of course. 2003 sucked for me as a whole. I can’t remember May 11th specifically, but I’m sure it sucked.

        • stillgrace

          LOL. Thanks. I hit my head (with helmet in place) very hard on a summer’s day in 2006 in a cross country horse jumping accident. When the paramedics asked me what year it was, I insisted it was 1983, which had been an excellent year for me. I think we remember our good and bad years subconsciously.

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

            In 1988 I was hit by a car, and as I was laying woozily in the street a policeman asked “What’s your name?” (I got that one) and “Where do you live?” (I got that one too) and out of nowhere asked “Who’s the President of the United States?” and I blurted out “Nixon!” (the correct answer was “Reagan”) I could hear him saying “slightly disoriented” into his walkie-talkie while I wanted to shout “Wait, wait, I can get that one, just give me a minute, that wasn’t fair!”

            • sugarplumfairy

              Lol..

            • stillgrace

              I’m laughing here now at your story because I had a similar exchange on my fateful day, I eventually did realize that it wasn’t 1983. “No, No, that’s not right, it’s 2003, wait, no, that’s not right either, wait … I can do this!” But by then I was strapped to a gurney and being shoved into an ambulance.

    • SciWatcher

      Doctor Who! In all the excitement I forgot about that! Awesome! Is this a second episode that Neil Gaiman has written?

      • Espiando

        Yep. He did “The Doctor’s Wife” last season and the episode broadcast today. And it had Cybermen. And it also had Warwick Davis in it. So, you either watched a group of soulless automatons and a well-known midget, or you were watching Doctor Who.

        • SciWatcher

          Hahaha…”soulless automatons and a well-known midget!”

          Just finished it…fantastic episode, and I agree with you about the “clues.”

  • BosonStark

    Inform the police they no longer work for the City of Portland, but they are now under the jurisdiction of “Portland, the First City of Scientology.” Orders will now come straight from Xenu the Evil Galactic Overlord.

  • http://twitter.com/Scientology_411 Scientology_411

    Only the Church of Scientology could take something as wonderful as a tree and turn it into something so wrong. Everything about it just screams “cult”.

  • http://twitter.com/LocalSP1 LocalSP1

    I suggest that we let the Portland police know how we feel about this.

    Phone: 503-823-0000

    Fax: 503-823-0342

    Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

    1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

    Mayors Office

    City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

    Phone: 503-823-4120

    1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

    • whingeybingey

      Do they have email? I would love to let them know what I think.

      • whingeybingey

        Ok, I just emailed this:

        Hello,

        I am writing from Australia and I just wanted to let you know how shocked and disappointed I was at the way your department aided and abetted the stifling of free speech at the recent Scientology event.

        Does nobody in your office use the internet? In this day and age there is no excuse for the ignorance about this organisation – being convicted and sued for fraud all around the world and well known for its harassment of critics and perversion of the course of justice.

        That you would seek to support an organisation such as this in preference to innocent people makes
        one wonder whether the Portland Police are now owned by Scientology.

        I am glad my country has the balls to try and do something about the abuses this group perpetrates, while governments like yours are so busy bending over and pandering to their every whim and deceit.

        I am just so, so disappointed. You allowed your officers to be manipulated into bullying innocent people on behalf of other bullies. What does that say about you? Why do you even bother getting out of bed in the morning if that’s what it’s all about?

        I’m sure you’ll ignore every word of this, but it certainly feels better to express my disgust at this fiasco. You think the world doesn’t know? We know. The whole world is watching Scientology these days. Every abusive thing they do is under scrutiny.

        If you want to get into bed with them that’s your choice. But don’t expect respect.

        Yours truly,

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Wonder how long it will take for it to sink in that their actions have been viewed by persons all the way from Australia…lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.reynolds.1447 Andrea Reynolds

    I just sent Mark a small sum through Paypal ..might get him Burger King for dinner or a couple of Beers. He sure deserves it for all the trouble he went through today. Thanks Mark.

    • http://valerierossonline.com/ Valerie Ross

      Mark and Tony both deserve to have people donate more than Teeny Fists will coerce out of the few who were stupid enough to show up today. I hope it happens.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrea.reynolds.1447 Andrea Reynolds

        Tony is getting something next week he more than deserves it. I did Coastal Boxers last week and Mark Today. I have to spread the love over weeks……….wish I could do more.

        • http://valerierossonline.com/ Valerie Ross

          The nice thing about it is we can make the CHOICE as to whether or not we donate and we are not stopped from watching videos or reading the blogs should we choose not to or not be able to afford to.

  • Bella Legosi

    I passed a table on the corner of Oak and 3rd as the Co$ passed out their Welcome cards to the (seating crowds) that Anonymous is a terrorist organization that has been at Co$ for 5 years………that sort of talk must have filtered to the police. Good day to see how badly PPD has been infiltrated by Co$ kool aid.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      did you get one? that would so lovely.

      • Bella Legosi

        unfortunately I did not, by the time I passed it I believe my medevil doc mask spoke more to those people then my friendly voice could……so glad i got outta there, cops, culties, or weirdos of those color tend to make this ex conspiracy theorist nervous

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Understand that! I’m dying to know now what celebs showed up, if any? Glad you got out before any more crazy harrassment. It’s a healthy sign to be nervous around such a gathering at a time like this!

          • Bella Legosi

            Yeah well this was my cherry guys! I am holding off on the vid I got, I have sent everything to Tony, and since I am not a shoop artist I don’t want to load up the vid of us talking to the cop. He was very nice and I really don’t want him getting shit for it just yet. The cops had their hands full today. Lots of people out in downtown. And seeing as how what happened in Boston, I am sure many of them are nervous on account of the people, but I am sure Co$ ferrets are not helping matters telling PPD terrorists are on the loose! hmmmm saw only one Fawks mask—–and they want to harass Mark. Fuck them to target 2 and the body theatens they rode in on

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              roger that. this is so great. Anytime in Florida….grab a chair and have a cold one with us.

          • Bella Legosi

            As much evesdropping I did, not one celeb was mentioned, at least in my earshot, no Antonio sightings either lol

    • Captain Howdy

      That’s funny considering Dinky McSavage promised his sheep that Anonymous would be crushed in short order back in 2008-09.

      • Missionary Kid

        Why, can’t you see it? I’m sure that shrinks offices are closing all over the world as we speak. Big Pharma is late with my check, so they must be going broke and out of business, too.

      • stateofcircle

        Hahahahahahahahahahaha dinky mcsavage

    • SciWatcher

      Maybe it would be possible to put together some sort of packet for local police about CO$ before these events take place, so they know exactly who they’re dealing with?

      • Bella Legosi

        That is a good idea. After today I am sure the KNOW now

    • RMycroft

      It didn’t filter to the police. CoS spent loads of time bending officers ears and handing out their “Anonymous Terrorist OMG!” booklets. (No, I wasn’t there, but that’s standard operating procedure, along with fake fake accusations of criminal actions.)

  • http://twitter.com/media_lush media_lush

    I guess that threat of citizens arrest totally freaked out Tiny Fists….. lulz

    (don’t worry your COB doucheness, we’ll get you soon)

  • ThetaBara

    EPIC! Thanks, Wise Beard Man and Tony! And Bella, and Lane M.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Yes, thank you everyone who helped. Today was important. It gave us front row seats to see just how paranoid David Miscavige has become and how willing he is to act the part of the neighborhood bully with big bucks. We also got to see yet another example of the dwindling numbers of scientologists willing to even show up for their highest manager. We saw how few as well as how many once again were staff from numerous states as well as appeals to members from Canada and Mexico. We’ve seen several emails of the pressure to attend as well as the all out PR campaign to hike attendance. We’ve seen the frantic and uncivil manipulation of the law and authorities and the rights of access for Portland’s own citizens.

    And this is the best and worst that scientology’s leader could muster up. This was a disaster.

    • BuryTheNuts2

      “And this is the best and worst that scientology’s leader could muster up. This was a disaster.”

      Yes it was and it was fabulous!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Monty Miscavige and The Holy Fail

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

          Do you suppose Downboy (or one of the Downboys) could be David Miscavige his ecclesiastical selfness? Mentioning his name seems to be one way to draw a down arrow.

    • Missionary Kid

      O.K., I’m going full Nazi here. This reminds me of Goebbels as the Nazi regime was collapsing. I’m willing to bet it will be declared a big “win.”

      We have one reported estimation of 200-300 in attendance and a lot of empty chairs. Anyone else have photos/an actual count?

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Well, I wouldn’t go That far, MK. The Republican’s Tampa Convention last year transformed the area into something that resembled a combat zone. Kind of scary. Until Clint Eastwood spoke. Then very scary, lol

        • Missionary Kid

          I wasn’t clear enough. I should have stated that I was talking about how Co$ will portray the event. The lack of clams points up the vastly diminished ability they have to turn out bodies for an event. It is, hopefully, an indication of how close the collapse is.

      • http://valerierossonline.com/ Valerie Ross

        Someone’s been falsifying stats. That email specifically stated 600 already confirmed. Or did the rest of them get declared before the event.

        • Missionary Kid

          ROFLMAO. If not that, at least a hearty laugh. In $cientology, truth><reality.

    • Bella Legosi

      Amen, for you Bunkerites and Tony……….any day!

    • Bruce

      And in their next press release they’ll be touting “20,000 people showed up! Our neighbors are so excited we’re open now!” Bwahahaha.

  • derfty

    Jeezis Frickin H Kreist

  • Bella Legosi

    Here is a pic of the handler I talked to and one of the crowd

    • SP ‘Onage

      Damn, he looks homeless!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      So you got a shot of John Allender passing you buy, giving you the evil eye. And the 2 guys on the right, wonder if anyone recognizes? Oh, and it looks like a Davey Miscavige stand in in the back. Maybe in case of a raid or server, he’d have a double while he made his getaway, lol. Thanks, Bella

      • Bella Legosi

        lol that’s who I talked to about Heber! I about had a shit when I came home to see he was Bunkers handler

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          freak’n A, Bella. Okay spill. ! I asked my husband to bring another glass of wine with cheddar.

          • BuryTheNuts2

            No detail is too small!!!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I just saw her comment she’s sending vid to Tony and probably the rest of her story. We’re very good at waiting, right? hah

            • Bella Legosi

              I don’t believe I got video of that convo DAMN IT, I am hoping someone else there did, what I caught was the video of the cop explaining the permit situation and that he supported what we were doing. He was very nice.

          • Bella Legosi

            But I already spilled lol

            Ok so about the time that pic was taken, that man walked up to me and started a convo with me and a friend. I was being very civil and extremely nice, my friend was being very short with him, I asked if Heber would be attending, and he said that he has known Heber for years and that No he will not be here, he is getting old, he likes where he is and we should just leave him be to die, then he sidetracked the convo (I am sure he was alluding to Tony) and asked if I believed everything I read. I told him that I did not, I am pretty open minded, he then asked if my mask scared any kids and I told him that it really didn’t, this is Portland they have seen weirder, then I said it was a shame about Alex. John got kinda sad and said that it was and that Heber did grieve for his son and so did “his mother”, I said it was a sad thing and that methadone kills, that is when he stopped the convo and went off leaving me with an older woman who asked about my mask and just stood next to me. I moved back with the group after and didn’t see him or notice him after this.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              wow, allendar got a sad on? this sounds like a conversation with a human. I’m surprised. but then, “just leave him be to die” is not exactly warm and fuzzy, is it? wow, tks again.

            • Bella Legosi

              Yes……when I mentioned Alexander he did l look down, it seemed genuine

              I reserve the right to be wrong :P

            • Missionary Kid

              Thanks. That just shows the depth of their brainwashing and depravity. “[H]e is getting old, he likes where he is and we should just leave him be to die,” Now, that’s a real sign of compassion and care for another human being. Fuck.

            • BuryTheNuts2

              ” he likes where he is and we should just leave him be to die”

              What a warped sense of “life”.

            • Bella Legosi

              Yeah he really said that, i dont have 100% recall but you dont forget those words

            • sugarplumfairy

              Bella!!! Good job, girl!!!

            • Bella Legosi

              Danka! :D

      • Ruby

        I didn’t recognize Allendar without the camera on his head.

      • TonyOrtega

        That’s not Allender. Bunker was dealing with Allender on the balcony where he was filming DM. Take a look at the first of the three-video set I’ve posted. It’s Allender saying “You have to leave.”

        • Bella Legosi

          Take a look at the pix Tony ;) I think I got the one that tried getting off the condo too
          Sorry just now got to your reply
          :D

          omg should I take a shower lol?

          • DodoTheLaser

            Bella, thank you for all you did today! :)
            I really appreciate all the updates from you and everyone else who was there.
            What kind of mask you had? Don’t answer that if not comfortable.

            • Bella Legosi

              Why thank you Dodo. I must say I do appreciate the Rammstein! :)

              Ah….hell at this point it really doesn’t matter. The supporters who showed up wore no masks. Which I thought was AWESOME! Then OSA can’t paint us as boogymen! But I was wearing the old school medevil doctors mask! I showed up early so I am pretty sure they got a good look at me without it.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Them OT VIII’s are sure friendly. ARC and Theta all over the place.
          What I really think – creepy and scary. Cops have more friendliness in their sunglasses.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Wait a sec! What the hell is This? The guy in black shirt, left of the blue shirt…. notice anything about his shoes? Wot Is This?

      [IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/34osw0p.jpg[/IMG]

      • Missionary Kid

        I’ve seen them around, and some are socks, and others are made to be worn as shoes.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          oh my. tks. But he’s only wearing one. Okay, I’m going with the footbullet theory and it’s still creepin’ me out.

      • BuryTheNuts2

        LOL…Portland.

      • SP ‘Onage

        That’s a Vibram FiveFingers shoe. Weird that he is only wearing one.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          hah, those five finger shoes are weird. It looks like a burned foot.

          • SP ‘Onage

            I think they are ugly ass looking, but some say they are very comfortable. I wonder if you have to wear five finger socks with them? Bare latex will make your feet stink and makes a perfect environment for fungus.

            • Artoo45

              Verily. Tevas have been known to generate weapons-grade stank.

        • Missionary Kid

          I really couldn’t tell, but it looked to me that he had 2 on, but the resolution isn’t too good.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            I see that diamond shape on both, so yeah, maybe it is. People actually wear these things? hah. Well, I’m easily entertained I guess.

          • SP ‘Onage

            Your right! I zoomed in and the gold tab is visible.

      • Bella Legosi

        Ewww, weird and gross!!!

        XP

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Someone should write a book of stupid things Scientologist say…

      Oh wait….Hubbard already did that!

      • Missionary Kid

        It would be difficult, because it’d be added to every time one opens their mouth.

  • Snippy_X

    The officer in the first video mentions a shooting. This occurred Wed. Sept. 25, 1996 when Jairus Chegero Godeka shot and wounded four people, including the pregnant receptionist, Heather Meridith Burke Healy. Godeka was committed to a mental facility as a result and Meridith was paralyzed. The baby was fine.

    http://blog.oregonlive.com/oregonianextra/2008/11/stories_about_the_scientology.html

    This could justify some of their paranoia, except it doesn’t. They know who Mark Bunker is and they still used every dirty trick they could to keep him from filming.

  • whingeybingey

    What the fuck? Does Scientology own the Portland police as well? Disrespect, Portland police.

    • Bella Legosi

      They do when they get a movie film permit to block the streets!

      • Bella Legosi

        Ok I must say something on Portland PD

        Multnomah County is known for hiring some despicable people on last chance basis (that is good or bad, most times in this city BOTH), the most these cops have had to deal with were Occupy, Tea Party, and Anti Iraq war protests. They sent out the big guns for the Occupy Bank protest. I saw my city police dress like goddamn Gestapo and have no name tags, AND they didn’t have to give you their info (and in Portland, if you are a cop and are asked for your information or card, THEY MUST GIVE IT TO YOU, unless they are from outside jurisdictions filling in/volunteering for duty). With that in mind, I would say they acted professionally, because I believe some of them knew exactly who and what they were dealing with and that they were on ALOT of video cameras. Portland cops (the bastard ones) HATE an informed and videographically armed citizen!

        • q-bird

          I thought the police officers in these video’s to be calm & fair.

          given the situation.

      • RMycroft

        Oh yes? Let’s see a copy of that permit. They have to have the permit information on barricades restricting cars and pedestrians. They have to inform the neighborhood 72 hours in advance.

        http://www.pdc.us/portland-film-office/filming-in-portland/city-permits-guildlines.aspx
        http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/174124

        “1. All barricades must have the same information:
        • Dates and Times of parking permit
        • Name of Production Company
        • ­Permit is For Film
        • Information should be written clearly, legibly and as large as possible.”

        “Productions are required to notify businesses and residents 72 hours in advance of filming. This means that locations need to be locked 72 hours in advance if there will be parking or ROW permits issued. Notification needs to happen before permit will be issued. Notification is a condition of receiving the permit to film.”

        If the departments won’t divulge, then a FOIA request should shake it loose.

        • Bella Legosi

          hey man that’s what the police were telling the little folk……..

          GOOD POINTS! seriously, I have a soft spot for some PPD from prior experience, but money talks and with 1 network show, 2 from cable stations using this city as a shooting ground, yeah the cops are going to be nice to permit holders, i don’t agree with it and a lot of PPD tactics but it is the truth. If PPD were that bad they would have beat, maced, and arrested him on the spot but they did not. They went thru the motions to appease permit holders and weird ass kool aid drinkers that prolly told them “Hey guess what cop? We got eyes on you! Do your fucking job!”

          I am not condoning a police force that kills unarmed black women college students or homeless people, I am just saying it could have been a lot worse then it was. And seeing as how the Pope of Buddhism and Scientology were in town they did act somewhat civil.

  • Bella Legosi

    Free Kool Aid in the Enchanted Forest!

    I have to admit I stole that from someone else but fitting none the less

    I believe the pix are from the intersection of sw stark and 3rd

    Arbavidas= up to $80 a plant

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Yeah,but they were rentals, so probably $30 a plant and they don’t even get to keep them to build a fort out of.

      • Bella Legosi

        There were ALOT of them even at $30 and it was really warm, humid today

        Oh those poor trees.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Well, imagine you’re just sitting down to this sooper theta holy event and get handed a card talking about terrorists in your midst. Wouldn’t you feel comforted to have some fluffy trees hiding you from the big bad boogey man? What Fun… lol

    • Ze Moo

      All that, just so the Gay bar across the street can’t ‘enturbulate’ the COB…..That’s some real powerful topiary Batman….

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

    $cientology, where money buys you love, or something.

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

      Or nothing at all.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Hey, has anyone checked to see if Bunker is safe and sound?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      He is fine. Last twitter was 15 minutes ago. He is joyfully uploading vids.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Tks, bury. whew. It has just begun, hasn’t it?

        • BuryTheNuts2

          I had no idea when I woke up this morning this day would be so awesome!

          I went to a seafood festival and had a lobster roll.
          I went to the beach for a jog.
          I went for a great drive through the forest.
          I ate lobster AGAIN for dinner.

          And none of THAT is holding a candle to the EPIC FAIL of the Opening of the Portland Ideal Org! Mark Bunker is GRRRR88888888888888888.

          David Miscavige is our Bitch today!!!

          • Missionary Kid

            He’s gonna be pissed because the 600 didn’t show. He’s probably one of the few who could afford the travel. ;O

            • Observer

              And probably the only one not living in terror of being regged.

          • Espiando

            And now, suddenly, I have a taste for lobster. Oh, well, I guess I’ll just satisfy myself with the sweet, sweet taste of schadenfreude.

          • Artoo45

            Let’s face it, he’s our Bitch every day.

          • Bella Legosi

            oh revel in it BTN ya little minx!

            Yes, Little Boots, Portland gives more a fuck about it’s dogs and jogging to be concerned with your religious freedom!

          • Captain Howdy
  • richelieu jr

    Footage of him getting shut down by the $cilons is 1000x more dramatic than the stupid building opening any way… Much better for his purposes!

  • Zana

    What a bizarre situation. With all the shrubbery and having the cops check his camera bag for guns, and then trying to get him off the roof — do you suppose that now DM is expecting that people are trying to assassinate him?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      But of course. I am sure that’s what they told the locals.

      • Bella Legosi

        And I bet the locals thought, “Fucking weird……..” just like how it had to have come in their minds a few times today!

    • Espiando

      With the shrubbery, I think that DM’s probably mistaken Anon for the Knights Who Say Ni, and he’s certain it’ll buy us off.

      • Bella Legosi

        :(
        I should have totally said that! Damn it why is it that you think of genius stuff after the moment has past! I hate that!

    • Bella Legosi

      well that thinking is certainly in line with depraved, batshit crazy, cult ruler!

    • RMycroft

      There are times to ask for a search warrant or probable cause justification for search of property and person. This perhaps wasn’t it, but I wonder what the officers would have said if asked for it?

  • Captain Howdy

    I have up-voted close to a thousand comments today and I’m charging you all a dime. I want 50 of that to go to Tony and 50 to go to Mark cuz I’m fucking poor living on SSDI and FS. MAKE IT SO!

    • BuryTheNuts2

      We will make it so!

    • richelieu jr

      I knew it! Captain Howdy is really–Captain Jean-Luc Picard!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      You’ll get your check from Big Pharma when the rest of us do…

      • Captain Howdy

        I told you before, I get mine in product.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          All the Xanax you can stuff in your pockets? I’m in!

          • Captain Howdy

            Xanax? F that! Klonopin and Roxicondone for this loser.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Okay, okay. Liquid Hydrocodone shooters then?

            • Bella Legosi

              heh they gave that stuff to me for a tonselectomy! That stuff is great, watched Titanic the day it came out completely medicated on that stuff, I was like 15

              :)

            • Bella Legosi

              Ahh a man afyer my own heart Captain O my Captain

            • Espiando

              I up-voted you simply for the mention of K-Dawgs and Oxiclean. I can’t fall asleep in a motel room or an airplane without a Klonopin.

            • Captain Howdy

              Yep, pins are definitely the Mercedes Benz of Benzos.

              But remember this..drugs are bad..okaaay?

            • sugarplumfairy

              Just say NO!!!

            • Captain Howdy

              I do more often than not SPF.

    • Bella Legosi

      I second that entirely!

  • DeElizabethan

    Wow, Bravo Bunker! Thanks Tony for all this. Looking forward to seeing mark’s vid when ready.

    That little shit Davey is scared out of his wits isn’t he? Yea, yea! Good to see them (he and OSA) in such condition.

    • Midwest Mom

      I love ya Dee! You are the beautiful Tigress of the Bunker and your smile always warms my heart! :)

      • DeElizabethan

        Thanks Mom, love you too! Tomorrow is a day for your family to celebrate your knowledge and good-ness, in heart and head.

  • http://twitter.com/ImeldaMarcos2 Imelda Marcos

    That’s a very, very big building, with lots of space to fill. Just sayin’.

  • dwayners13

    While Mark was unable to film from the location he originally planned to film from, the events he captured in terms of the lenghts the church members will go to in order to hide their lies is perhaps more valuable & telling. Making false reports (about Mark) to the officers in an attempt to get him arrested or moved, speaks volumes about their lack of honesty & integrity. I wonder why they don’t want the truth exposed, oh yeah, in there version, 5 000 people attended & gave Miscavige a 20 minute standing ovation & everyone exteriorize from their body. Too bad Mark didn’t get any video of the scientologist who claimed he was a police officer, cops generally frown upon people impersonating them.

  • SandiCorrena

    That podium appears to be super petite, no?

    • BuryTheNuts2

      Well,… it was made for a sociopathic Ken Doll who thinks he is in the space Navy.

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

        lol, oh behave;)

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        And like a Ken Doll, I’ll bet Miscarriage has no boy parts either.

      • mirele

        That’s “Damnation Navy.”

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Dwarf sized would be the accurate description.

    • Artoo45

      It looks super cheap compared to the usual glitzy shitstorm of curlicues he normally stands behind.

  • Spackle Motion

    So guess where I was today? I was very near (within a block, near) The Big Blue complex in LA. For all of the times I’ve been around that area, this day was unusual because I saw a lot of cars in their parking lot. No pictures as I had other business in the area and only got to drive around the block about 3 times (I avoid LRH Way, at all costs). But I’d guess that their parking lot was about 2/3 full today, which is highly unusual.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Wonder if they had a live feed, or something? Or maybe they’re under mandatory lockdown for a Super Shredding Party, lol.

      • Spackle Motion

        I’m guessing it was a live feed or something like that . Gather in the org, watch the live feed, then mandatory “donations”.

        I’ve never seen the parking lot that full on a Saturday morning.

    • SciWatcher

      Maybe they’ve lent the parking lot out to the hospital across the street. Or maybe it’s another NOI singles get together.

      • Spackle Motion

        The Kaiser parking was about 1/3 full and the Children’s Hospital’s main parking (underneath the main hospital) was about 1/2 full. There are also 2 parking structures on the north side of Sunset Blvd. I don’t think it was for nearby parking.

    • georget1952

      I would guess that since they have been revving up for this Portland show (and the massive fundraising to commence afterward), that there is a live feed going on. Anything and everything to get more dollars out of the poor souls in prison there.

    • DeElizabethan

      No one else mentioned so I will say that maybe a bus took them to Portland. Could that be possible?
      Live feed also a good one.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Oh that’s right, De. He’s talking about cars, not people. So yes, that would be a major car drop off point. Hey, it’s not like they have to keep spaces open for any public!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        LOL…you are most likely right.
        I love it.

    • Ruby

      My guess is that it was the parked cars of the people they loaded on the buses to Portland.
      I would bet money that those cars were NOT people actually doing any services.

      • Spackle Motion

        That’s a good guess too, and sounds reasonable. But my understanding is that the buses were for Sea Org members who aren’t allowed to have a car. I would think that this cult wouldn’t spring for travel costs for any staff or member of public that has a car.

        • Ruby

          When Phoenix did their opening, they did carpools and buses for both public and staff from LA…meeting up at Big Blue.

        • BuryTheNuts2

          Oh, at this point I am not sure they wouldn’t tried to kidnap hitch-hikers on the way and shove em on the bus.

          And still….200-300 people for an Ideal Org opening for a Scientology first city?

          They are so fucked!

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

          But if people drove cars instead of taking the bus, they would spend gas money which they ought to be giving to the reg, and would have an excuse for withholding money for the gas back.

    • John P.

      A very nice data point. If a live feed were involved, perhaps this was to count viewers of the live feed as “audience” and to have the remote feed viewers count against the 3,500 goal that the staff promised Miscavige, per the e-mail that was sent out a couple weeks ago. So that way, even though there were 300 to 400 people in person, they can tell Miscavige with a straight face that the audience numbered 3,500. And Miscavige is so much in denial of his own incompetence that he will actually believe it!

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

        And don’t forget John, the millions of parishioners world-wide, who would have set their alarm clocks so they could wake up and watch live feed of the grand opening in Portland, the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States!

        Andrew

        • aquaclara

          Well, at least from the Bunker!

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

    was heber really let out of $cn prison for the event?

    • Bella Legosi

      I dont think so amd was told no by a handler

    • Jefferson Hawkins

      No, Heber was not there.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Someone needs to make a documentary just with the abundant footage of past years where the cult got caught across the world lying to the police in order to prevent people from filming or protesting.

  • Jefferson Hawkins

    I just got back. I managed to get up onto a parking garage opposite of Mark’s position with a view down on the audience. The shot will give an accurate count of the audience, which was about 400 – 450. I’ll have a more exact count soon. They had assigned me my very own OSA tail but he was laughably easy to shake.

    The literally cordoned off nine blocks of downtown Portland and allowed no pedestrian traffic during the event. And believe me, this pissed off the locals mightily. I heard nothing but negative comments. What a great way to arrive in their new building that is supposed to “serve Portland” – with a super-sekrit event and a lot of rent-a-cops and private security and stone-faced OSA operatives. Nicely done, Scientology.

    One bit of irony, the Gold shoot crew was shooting from the roof of a gay bar.

    • Bella Legosi

      Yes yes tis true!!!!!u

      I would be surprised if Silverodo let them knowingly…..where the gold crew was set up would be the business next to sliverodo

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Thank you. This is all good to know. Nine blocks? wow.

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

    It’s ironic that from now on, virtually no one will be “pouring” into this ideal org. DM has been so insulated he has no idea what’s happening. Not surprised if his lieutenants are afraid to keep him up-to-date with all the bad news. Really does sound, more and more, like the fellow who helped the “psyches” slaughter millions of “untermenchen.

    • Bella Legosi

      Yeah+….today will have seen the max amount of people in that building+…….ever

  • California

    A bit off-topic but: Luke Catton’s interview about Narconon Drug Education again accessing schools: http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=10334

    Luke, please guide the officials and the radio people to the California Department of Education’s 2005 evaluation of Narconon Drug Education, still pertinent, still useful: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/narcononevaluation.asp

    • aquaclara

      I have to watch this. NN is going to be a huge FAIL for the cult. It already is…but there are some legal details that have to be wrapped up. I love lawyers today.

  • Missionary Kid

    Cost of the Portland Org opening:

    Miscabbage’s chartered jet (both ways) $10,000

    Rental of Trees 4,000

    Transport of all of the Co$ paraphenelia 8,000

    Cost of Sea Org labor 3,000

    Rental of chairs, tents, etc. 5,000

    Catering for dignitaries at reception 3,000

    Police, street dept., and other security 50,000

    Cost of Co$ security, including transport 70,000

    Misc. expenses. 40,000

    Total paid for by clams: $193,000

    Clam attendance: 300 (Being generous)

    Cost per clam*: $643.33

    Expression on DM’s face at the fail: PRICELESS

    *Only more equal clams are allowed in to reception.

    • mirele

      The fact that the Dalai Lama got heeeuuuge crowds in Portland without the necessity of all that nonsense–UTTERLY PRICELESS.

      I’m sorry, I can’t get over how the tiny tyrant ended up in the same town as a reasonably decent religious figure and there is simply no comparison.

      • Missionary Kid

        I agree.
        While I cannot buy into his mythology, I certainly can appreciate the Dali Lama’s basic attitude towards life.
        He didn’t even have to bus people in, either, did he?

        • mirele

          I believe they came of their own free will, probably even paid for tickets. Hell, if I lived in Portland, I would have gone.

          • Missionary Kid

            And, best of all, none of them got regged to build a superduper power building.

            The contrast is phenomenal.

    • danlocke

      Got the SO crew part wrong. Bussing them up, and plenty of rice and beans are not going to cost that much.

      • Missionary Kid

        The numbers have all been subjected to the LRH statistical method: I pulled them all out of my ass.

        I did make an assumption that some SO would be brought up early to provide grunt work. What I didn’t figure on was that probably all those bussed in would be expected to pay their own way up there, thus making the cost much lower.

        If they simply were bussed up and then back without staying overnight, they’d save on a hotel room, which, of course, they’d pay for themselves, and that wouldn’t appear in the fake budget.

  • AnonymousSP

    So much fun watching Bunker staying on it. What a creepy little cult.

  • omnom

    I just got home from this event. Funny that – Mark’s “handler”, the chain-smoking guy in the tan shirt, spoke with me for a while before the event. Actually a pretty nice guy, at least before things got started. He was going to let me take a look in the event area as long as I promised to not take pictures inside, but a suit tapped him on the shoulder and the offer was quickly rescinded.

    I plan on uploading photos later tonight or tomorrow morning, which I’ll post on ESMB.

    • q-bird

      ah! there you are omnon! excellent photography. really well done. johnny-on-the spot!
      Thank you.

      You have a good eye on things.

      • omnom

        Hey, thanks! I botched it up a bit due to bumping some settings on my camera and not noticing, so I lost some to overexposure.

        It was an odd event, and goodwill is lacking in this town – normally I’d expect someone to say “aw, lay off ‘em and go do something useful!”, but not today. They’ve alienated a large portion of the city, and many people were plain angry.

        • California

          It is always fun watching them alienate people so rapidly. If ever a group needed to be trained by Dale Carnegie in how to win friends……

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Thanks for the on-the-spot photos!

  • Ronn_S

    Man, this Allender cat needs a severe reality adjustment. What a slime boy.

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

      Allender’s been a jerk for a lonnnnnnnng time. He needs way more than a “Severe reality adjustment” and if we were betting? I’d put my money on he’s gonna get it, one way or another—per his own actions and words. Thanks Markie! Great job and thanks, Tony O Too :)

      • sugarplumfairy

        It’s frkng awesome to watch Mark, so honest, sane and professional, deal with the lying, sneaky, intimidation tactics of co$.. And omg.. I see they brought out the choir robes for today’s event.. ugh..

  • Mary_McConnell

    Thank you to those kind people for vouching for Mark Bunker and providing a place to film!

  • VickiStubing

    I left a comment on DDD’s original post in the Jon Atack story, but pics from TODAY have been posted at:

    https://foursquare.com/v/church-of-scientology–ideal-org/4c706dfafa49a1cd6336a6e3

    And comments from Sciloons. Someone’s paying attention….

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Yes, two from the Academy thoughtfully stopped in with their robotic recommendations. So… I created a little foursquare account of my own…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1370027711 Fredric L. Rice

    Wow. Where did the insane crooks get so many people to actually show up for this? People off the street?

    • Bella Legosi

      Lol nope they were asked to walk another way, go around, or just plain escourted by police

  • VickiStubing

    omnom’s photos are up!

    http://imgur.com/a/x6EE2

    • BuryTheNuts2

      And they are great!
      Especially the commentary.

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

      Attempting to count samples and scale up to the full space, I guesstimate a little under 400 people (higher than some estimates I’ve seen here) but– over 200 chairs in that stack of unused (representing no-shows who had “committed” to come? a better than 35% dropout rate).

      • mirele

        I would tend to agree with your estimate. By comparison, apparently the Dalai Lama had 10,000 people out to hear him speak today. That’s like 25 times the number of people, and Portland is supposed to be the “first” Scientology city. (Yes, I’m going to run that comparison into the ground, because, dangit, it’s so delicious.)

        • Artoo45

          As the Dalai Lama would say, “how unfortunate.”

    • DeElizabethan

      Gorgeous, great photographer.

      • q-bird

        Oh yes! i agree, I agree Dee! omnom has a an excellent eye. Well done!

        • noseinabk

          Is it just me or has wee Davies hair gotten taller?

          • q-bird

            well noseinabk – his hair does look awfully poofy all right.

            looking at nonom’s photos again & I’ll say this, his head looks too big for his body – it looks oddly too big… truly out of proportion…

            sort of a bobblehead-like look. must be the hair, eh?!

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            I think they’ve begun modeling it in clay.

    • i-Betty

      The best photos so far. :-)

    • Artoo45

      Great shots. Especially of his Imperial Teensyness with his hand in the exact same position on the lectern at every event. I love one of the bird’s eye shots where a good number of the audience seem to be looking directly at your suppressive personage!

    • CharlieWaters

      Thanks for posting these!

      By the way, it seems those Scilons really like balloons at their events. I’d hate to be the Sea Org person who screwed up anything to do with balloons at one of these “openings.”

    • DodoTheLaser

      Thanks, Vicki!

      Here is one of 32 images:

      [IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/6tpk6q.jpg[/IMG]

      Thanks, omnom!

      • LisaIsRemembered

        I am amused that the photo is hosted on “tinypic”. Tinyfists on tinypic.

        And he always looks like he has his hand glued to the podium. Too bad the lady in grey is blocking the box he’s standing on :) And doesn’t it look like that rope in the pic is about to yank him up and hang him from the tree? Or is that just wishful thinking?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Love ‘em! Especially happy to see this one– a stack of unneeded chairs…

  • Artoo45

    Oh my, they’re slipping bigtime. Davey must have slapped someone silly for that shitty set he had to stand in front of. Where was the usual Early-Marcab-Nuremburg-Rally-meets-Mafia-Wife rococo glamour he favors for the opening ceremonies? And I can only pity anyone on board the rented G5 back to Int Base. Can you imagine having to endure the shredding that Mark Bunker’s presence must have stimulated in his Imperial Teensyness™?

    • California

      Whatever happened to Eugene Ingram?

      • Artoo45

        I like to picture him in a seedy SRO in L.A’s skid row, his tatty, dim room littered with empty Takka bottles, a broken service revolver and a cigar box of human ears.

    • aquaclara

      “Imperial Teensyness” …. Nice.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Methinks they have to start looking at the b-u-d-g-e-t on these things. A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.

  • El_Jeffe

    The guy who is labelled as Bunker’s handler looks like Richard Hirst (of
    the original Squirrel-Busters fame). He is from Seattle and works with
    Allender all the time.

    • georget1952

      That is the name! I had already gotten “Rich” from a vid on YT but no last name. His nickname is “Doughboy” :) Tank you very much.

      • aquaclara

        Thanks for joining in the conversation today!

        • georget1952

          I appreciate the welcome :)

          • aquaclara

            :)

  • Grant C

    Sucks to be stupid, doesn’t it COB? Smart scientologists ganging up on you sucks, doesn’t it COB?

  • unknown

    if you don’t want people to film then don’t have it in the public!

  • Sherbet
    • Grant C

      The Dalai Lama is not a dumb ass like Miscavige

      • Sherbet

        The Dalai Lama = leader of a real religion. DM = phony leader of a business masquerading as a religion.

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

      I was hoping the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be in cocksocks.

      • Sherbet

        Robert, I have NO COMEBACK for that!!

      • SP ‘Onage

        Cocksocks meet sockpuppet.

    • aquaclara

      Look! No shoop. No trees.

      No Scilons…..

      • Sherbet

        No Fifty Shades of Turquoise stage dressing.

    • q-bird

      whoa! I just got back from looking at omnom’s photos via Vicki’s ~ and those photo’s were grand and informative. And then! This contrasting series of photo’s, well, it filled my heart up some if you wanna know the truth. Was anyone welcome at this event?

      • Sherbet

        And by “welcome,” I assume you mean “free to hear a man of peace speaking,” as opposed to “bused in and forced to attend under penalty of having one’s eternity taken away”?

        • q-bird

          exactly Sherb… was this event cordoned off and barricaded and people escorted away like at the scion ‘event’?

          • Sherbet

            Beyond the normal security measures, I imagine there was no need for a regiment of potted plants protecting the Dalai Lama.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I bet that audience didn’t have to be bused in..

      • Sherbet

        Read on, ‘fairy, to my response to q-bird. You and I are on the same wavelength.

        • sugarplumfairy

          Great minds..

      • Bella Legosi

        I didn’t see any buses………I was actually looking for them…….I saw TriMet and one airport shuttle bus

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I see the Dalai Lama was hosted by the Governor of Oregon and a US Senator.

      I understand that the COB was hosted by the assistant lunch lady from the Portland City Hall snack bar.

      • q-bird

        that’s 3 belly laugh for me tonight ~ ah! wonderful… tks 3D.

      • Bella Legosi

        LOL nice observation!!!!!!!!!

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

    I am so overjoyed that this event has been filmed by others. Scientology and it’s leader David Miscavige are really a joke. Miscavige doesn’t even know how clown like he is though most of the world is well aware of his utter ridiculousness. I hope he will continue to open these “ideal” orgs and that we will all continue to report on them.

  • i-Betty

    I am starting my own cult in the morning. It will be called The Cult of Scottie, and you can all join :)

    Yay for Scottie! And double-yay for Jefferson Hawkins! And super-yay for Mark! And super-sonic-yay for Bella!

    • sugarplumfairy

      Scottie is the bomb!!!

    • Dao Jones

      I loved Scottie!

  • sugarplumfairy

    Sooo.. Did Antonio Banderas show?

    • Bella Legosi

      I am starting to think that was code for COB

      ewwww…….

      • BuryTheNuts2

        I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  • Sherbet

    A quickie search of Portland on-line news finds no reporting on the grand opening. I guess it wasn’t worth covering, despite being held in the first scientological city or whatever Portland is purported to be, according to cos hype. A non-story, even with his holy nibs DM the sleazeleader being in town for the festivities. Yawn.

    • georget1952

      The COS does not want to be in the news. This whole hootenanny was just for the sheeple still in the fold, which is why so much trouble (and money) was spent to keep everyone else out.

      • Sherbet

        You may be right, but it probably chapped DM’s fanny that the Dalai Lama got all the attention today. DM was probably green with envy at the real adulation the man gets.

        • CharlieWaters

          Maybe was peeved that the Dalai Lama didn’t show up to the Scientology event to give props to L Ron. After all, not only was Hubbard a war hero and nuclear physicist, but according to HYMN OF ASIA he was also the second coming of Buddha.

      • SP ‘Onage

        Yep, just a show for the sheeple. Damn, I really wish the sci’s would stop living in a bubble.

    • Bella Legosi

      It really was a non story with the local news

      I shall have to check the local night news tonight…….I am guessing not so much tho!!

      I reserve the right to be wrong

      :P

  • SP ‘Onage

    I can’t wait until Google Glass becomes the norm. Anyone and everyone can video the cult without them even knowing it. This is really going to make them paranoid.

  • Bella Legosi

    Thanks to Bella’s little bro……….I shall now take a victorious swig of Corona for everyone here, Tony, Luke, Eric, Mark (the original) Bunker, and Tory! ah hell this crowd deserves a couple of bottles!

    Celebrate folks! In a town of 2+million, only 500 showed!

    • Kitz

      You deserve one for yourself as well. Thank you for the coverage and pictures. *Raises a Jack & coke in your honor*

      • Bella Legosi

        Thank you

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

      A joke in honor of deedee from yesterday: a soldier is by the side of the road looking under the hood of his jeep. Another soldier drives by and asks what’s the problem. The first soldier says “The fucking fucker’s fucked!”

      • noseinabk

        HA! I so hope deedee reads this!
        Cmon dee, its just funny!!

      • q-bird

        huge LOL ! I know exactly what he meant!

      • BuryTheNuts2

        Lol

    • Captain Howdy

      In a country that supposedly has 3 million + scientologists they could only muster a few hundred. How much more farcical can this crap get before the remaining few wake up and screw?

      • Bella Legosi

        I am mad that I left before I could scream
        LITTLE BOOTS! YOUR PROCESS SERVER AWAITS YOU!

    • noseinabk

      Love the corona but tonight I am swiggi…… um sipping a Pinot Noir for ya! Thanks for the pics.

      • Bella Legosi

        Not a prob

    • RMycroft

      There’s still the photo analysis to be done. With those seat rows, I’m not certain that they could have packed 500 in that area.

      And it wasn’t just Portland. David Miscavige had all of Scientology and the front groups shining the moonbatman signal across North America (at least) to summon the gullible, er , faithful to Portland.

      And that’s the pitiful number that responded? DM better be studying his Exit Plan strategy tree carefully.

      • Bella Legosi

        500 max.

        If its Target 2 he better make a goddamn Applewhite video! But seeing as how he has the mental facultys of Caligula……..Little Boot’s prolly thought this was a fine shin dig and will be commanding the sun to rise in the west in 6 hours lol

  • Bella Legosi

    I must point out another fact that I didn’t think about till now.

    At no time today did I see a patrol of Mounted Portland Police. I have a special kind of dislike for a police unit to use horses for riots. Its shameful and breeds only bad things.

    But they were nowhere to be found at this event! That is really saying something about Scientologists! They use the Mounted horse unit for the photo op, but they are also used to disperse protesters (see if you hurt the horse the cop has every right to mace, hit, and arrest you……see where I am going with this?) For Occupy Bank protest they brought out those units. They didn’t bother with these people.

    HA
    HA
    HA

  • Bella Legosi

    And I must say, THANK YOU to the Wise Beard Man and his uber awesome friend today!

    I hope our police force didn’t creep you out too badly

    • stillgrace

      Let’s make Scotty an honorary Bunker Dweller! So cool! What a great day.

      • SP ‘Onage

        Hell yeah! ‘Beam me up, Scotty to the roof top,’ saved the day!

  • sizzle8

    The videos of the harassment are far more interesting and valuable than Miscavige’s inane drivel would have been.

    • Bella Legosi

      look up Occupy! lol I went to high school with the kid who filmed the Mounted PPD unit spray Iraq war protesters without provocation!

  • dbloch7986

    Thanks Mark for putting up with so much harassment in order to catch this footage.

    Those police were clearly interfering with your Constitutional rights, starting with the fourth amendment.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    That search was unreasonable. There was no reason for that officer to think you were going to attempt to assassinate Miscavige. It also shows the level of megalomania to which Miscavige has ascended that he has convinced his following that people are going to make an attempt on his life.

    • whingeybingey

      Totally agreed. Portland Police need to read their own Constitution and act like real Americans.

      • Bella Legosi

        oh these guys? lol

        at least they didn’t bring in the horses

        • Bella Legosi

          lol i had school that day the Bank protest was on……….today’s turn out by PPD was as professional as I can say for good old PPD…….and I am one of FEW supporters of their non asshole police force!

          • whingeybingey

            I think the way they treated Mark Bunker was appalling – the way they just did the bidding of Scientology at every opportunity – harassing an investigative journalist in his line of work. Where is the freedom in that? Is that what all those people died for in the War of Independence? Or any war really – to not let a citizen be free to film an event from a building? You have a strange idea of a good police force.

            • Bella Legosi

              they are paying customers and that is why Mark got treated the way he did, from a local who has had contact with these officers, I assure you they were playing the part for Co$ while giving Mark a break………is he not in jail tonight? Were there fines? The simple fact that they didn’t haul him away and ask questions later is *unfortunatly* pretty damn good for PPD lol

            • whingeybingey

              Why the hell should he be in jail? Should they get a medal for NOT sticking an innocent person in jail?

            • SP ‘Onage

              The Boston Marathon bombing is still fresh in everyone’s mind here in the States. The cult probably whined. They probably ran Mark’s name in the system and already knew the clams had him arrested at Gold Base on a bogus charge. So, to cover their ass they had to check him out. The cop knew he was innocent.

            • whingeybingey

              Yeah, well, that was a terrible thing. But I still think that kind of “Rent-a-cop” behaviour by police is unacceptable in a democracy. If they ran Mark through the system they should have known he was a very reputable journalist. If they had just checked him out I wouldn’t mind so much, but they really hounded him from pillar to post on the cult’s behalf.

            • Bella Legosi

              if he is deemed an imminent threat, terrorist, do you really expect average joe cop from Portland to listen to his story, or take him in in front of everyone, making a scene and making him explain it later? it’s happened here in portland, and Mark did not have to see that side of PPD tonight guys. That is a good thing. That tells me they are getting heat from above to quash any criticism……..how did Scientology win the Tax Exemption? By intimidation, and I am sure these cops got some of it today. Especially with their history with Portland! I would not put it past Co$ ferrets to have used their Tone 40 with our local government and police force here and that some of it actually worked. Just goes to show that orders do come from the top somewhere.

            • whingeybingey

              Well, that is why everyone should be writing and protesting this sort of nepotism and “customer” mentality. If you wanted a country where people ignore individual rights you could have just stayed part of the British Empire like we did and saved 600,000 lives fighting for ideals that a generation of Portland police would piss all over a few short hundred years later.

            • Bella Legosi

              There are many in this city who try whingey. Most of the time the Police Chief and whatever crap officer gets canned, and PPD pays out money to shut up victims or relatives. Sound like anyone we know? This city has been thru at least 4 different Police Chiefs in the last 13 years due to PPD use of force. There are rallys and protests, but the gas runs out quickly and soon the vicious cycle is started again!

            • whingeybingey

              Well, thank you for trying, Bella. That is all anyone can do. Anyway, they know someone in Australia thinks the situation sucks as well now, so hopefully that will give them pause for thought.

            • Bella Legosi

              There are a great many civil liberty attorney’s in Portland who specialize with Use of Force tactics from PPD. They have made money off that department for sure.

              I am sure PPD will be interested in any input anyone may have about May 11. They have paid out so much in settlements over the years they are now attempting to work with the public and get their opinions.

              And ya welcome :)

            • whingeybingey

              That’s great. Hopefully they will listen to some of the feedback.

            • Bella Legosi

              They may if enough call or write. But I reserve the right to be wrong. PPD are really Blue Meanies. Not all are bad, but the bad sure outnumber the good.

            • whingeybingey

              Well, sometimes it’s a matter of changing the culture within a certain institution, and that can be easier said than done. However, it seems to me that it all flows from the leader. The behaviour of the members of an organisation is a reflection of the leadership and the values of their management. A good leader will be sure to take strong steps to change a negative culture when he takes the reins if that aligns with his own values.

            • whingeybingey

              Sorry, but I don’t buy it. Why would you suspect an Emmy Award winning television journalist wanting to film an event in the public interest as a terrorist bomber unless you are really incredibly bloody stupid or forwarding the interests of your Co$ masters?

              And after they already searched him why didn’t they leave him the hell alone? Trying to get him kicked out of somebody’s apartment FFS… what the hell was that about?

              If I was harassed like that I’d be complaining. I don’t expect my police to behave that way and if they do I’m sure as hell going to raise hell about it.

              I hate that attitude – I still don’t think that’s what the revolutionaries fought and died for.

            • Bella Legosi

              I am wondering if Scotty and his apartment manager could do something about the Co$ ferrets gaining access to that building. That is a big time no no and those guys should have been arrested for trespassing in the lease.

              I do believe you may be right about them being stupid and cow towing to Co$. The police I had contact with that day were respectful and helpful. They made sure to let us know when the permit ended and where to go without being in “private property” which I think is bullshit! If PPD were really slaves to Co$ they would not have told us those things. I do think there were some closet case Scientologists who are also PPD. That would explain Marks treatment.

              But Portland really takes terrorism seriously, we have a World Trade Center, and with all the stuff going on yesterday, I think many of them were on edge. But that does not excuse their behavior.

            • whingeybingey

              Yes, look, I could see that they were polite enough, as was Mark, but I object to their assistance in the overall intimidation, and the fact that they did nothing about the bogus claims of Mark throwing an object off the balcony and so forth. I think overall what they did was to assist the Co$ in their harassment of a journalist. And when freedom of the press is something that the society is supposed to hinge upon, and supposed to be protected, I think they did a hell of a job in trying to obstruct it. I am certainly not giving them kudos for not beating Bunker with a stick or throwing him in jail. They should not be doing that to anyone anyway.

              And I am so sickened by how the LA police seem to do Co$ bidding that I am sensitive to that when it happens in other places.

              Things like what they did to Sparrow in Boston – I think police need to realise they are there to serve not only the people of a society but the philosophical ideals expressed in the Constitution of that nation – particularly when that articulates specific rights of individuals and of the press.

              And once again, how likely is it that a television journalist known to be making a documentary on an organisation is filming that organisation for that purpose versus planning to bomb the building or shoot the leader?

              I can’t get past the way they treated a member of the free press, and think it is a disgrace to Portland.

              That sort of intimidation of journalists I am more used to seeing in footage from nations who embrace a totalitarian style of government. It is just a disgrace IMHO.

            • Bella Legosi

              It brings me no pride to say what I have about a Police force that should be protecting and serving. And they don’t even bother to put that on the side of the cars anymore. So that tells you just how much respect they have in the Constitution.
              :(

            • Bella Legosi

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chasse

              This will infuriate you, thought it might interest you

            • whingeybingey

              Yes, it is sad, especially when I am sure you probably have a lot of affection and loyalty for the place. Don’t give up, though. People like you who are out there protesting Scientology are making a great deal of difference in the world.

            • Bella Legosi

              aww thank you *hugs*

              If they come back I will be down there again! I do plan on taking some pix of the place in a week or so to see how popular it really is

            • whingeybingey

              Fantastic, Bella! I really look forward to that. Hugs to you also!

              : )

            • Bella Legosi

              and for a police force that has killed numerous african-americans armed and unarmed AND homeless people………..yes they prolly should get a medal for not sticking it to Mark.

              I am not proud to say that

            • Kitz

              From Mark’s video, I’m under the impression that cos was trying to say that he was an assassin, or had a bomb. As soon as PPD found out that he was no danger, and that they had been lied to, they left him alone. Three shootings last night would be enough to make anyone edgy. *shrug*

            • dbloch7986

              They didn’t leave him alone. They continued to act as agents of Scientology by harassing him. It’s pathetic. They continually harassed him throughout the entire event.

              They followed him into an apartment complex based on the complaints of people who were not residents or managers of the complex. How is that not harassment?

              The virtually bowed to every whim of Scientology. It’s sickening and this isn’t the first time that a police force has been used as an agent of the church.

            • whingeybingey

              Agreed. It was horrible to witness.

            • Bella Legosi

              yes! good points!

            • whingeybingey

              But they didn’t leave him alone. Even when Scotty invited him up to his place they were in there interfering with that. That is beyond wtf to me.

            • Kitz

              PPD was not the ones tailing Bunker and hassling him every step of the way. They only became involved when someone from the cos, or acting on their behalf, contacted them. PPD would not have been at Scottie’s place if the parking attendant hadn’t gone to get the LEO. Once it was established that Mark had permission to be there and that the attendant lied about being in charge, the officer said “I guess we’re all done.” Yes, it’s true that PPD did interact with Mark on multiple occasions, but if they were told that he was going to blow the place up, or go on a shooting spree by cos, they would have to take that seriously until they found out otherwise.

              I noticed that Allender had made himself scarce once the police showed up, letting the attendant take any heat that might have come out of this.

            • whingeybingey

              If I called my police about somebody wanting to film the opening of a building from a rooftop – if they had checked that person out and found they were a journalist legitimately covering a newsworthy event – and if I then insisted that they move this journalist on I would expect to be either ignored or politely told to go stuff myself.

              There’s no way they would be a party to harassing a journalist like that – especially as a guest of a tenant in a building. That is still WTF. Pity they didn’t check out the garage attendant posing as a building manager as thoroughly as they were checking out everything about Bunker.

              No, sorry. I am still appalled. I expect at least common sense in a police officer, but certainly not bias.

              They did not deal equivalently with the Scientologists at all, even though they were causing all the trouble and doing all the harassing.

      • SP ‘Onage

        It looked more like a crime scene than a ceremony with all that yellow tape and police presence

        • Bella Legosi

          well you have something there………it FELT like a gigantic Narconon/Flag crime scene!

  • Jefferson Hawkins

    Well, took me a while to correct and edit, but here is my footage from the event.

    http://youtu.be/lSMBU-lhMU0

    • Spackle Motion

      It’s too bad that you don’t have sound but it doesn’t look like Davey is saying anything but his usual babble. Thanks for posting.

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

        We should ask the Bad Lip Reading guys to do an appropriate sound track.

    • DeElizabethan

      Good for you and glad you were there. Good film of his mouth flappin’ Thanks

    • Aslansown

      Could you tell from your vantage point if he was standing on a box?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Has somebody been clay-modeling Micavige’s hair??? It looks like the word was “wind tunnel.”

    • SP ‘Onage

      That profile shot of DM’s big donkey nose is a WIN!

      0/ *high five*

  • Bella Legosi

    To Little Boots

    Welcome to Portland

    http://youtu.be/SbyAZQ45uww

    heed Nancy Sinatra!!!

    Tick

    Tok

    These boots were made for walkin, and that’s just what they’ll do

  • Spackle Motion

    Couldn’t you have a local sheriff’s deputy act as a process server and serve Davey during this event? I was hoping that would happen during his babbling speech. You’d think that other law enforcement would be able to manage to get through this ridiculous security.

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

      That would have been perfect!

      • Bella Legosi

        I volunteered but apparently nobody took me seriously

        :(

  • California

    And next Sunday in SF is not only the American Psychiatric Association conference (Sat-Tues) but the (in)famous Bay-to-Breakers run and walk, clothed or whatever, party…….

    I wonder if CCHR is going to show up for the former and if Anonymous is going to show up for both?

    • Captain Howdy

      As long as no kids from Chechnya show up we’ll be all set.

      • Bella Legosi

        oh Captain……lol good one

        I am sure there are a bunch of PPD tonight saying, “WTF was that? Really? And I thought bankers were creepy!”

  • DodoTheLaser

    David Miscavige is a modern Wizard Of Oz.

    • Bella Legosi

      no no he is in the Lollipop guild I assure you.

      I saw it on undergroundbunker.org in a gif….lol i swear!!

      :)

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

      Sorry—-but Miscavige is WAY worse than the Wizard of Oz. At least the Wizard
      woke up once busted, and even offered Dorothy a ride home. “Dave” wouldn’t
      give Tom Cruise a ride if there wasn’t money involved. My 2 Cents…:)

  • DodoTheLaser

    It’s been a few hours. Is Mark Bunker ok?
    Mark, Tony, anyone?

    • California

      I imagine that everyone is sleeping on the east coast and trying to get to bed on the west coast, Dodo. If there was anything wrong, it would be posted here PRONTO.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Roger that.

    • DeElizabethan

      Hey Bro, I got about 4 very short vids from Mark. Sorry not have his site but seems he’s busy working on his stuff. Check his site. Get on mailing list.
      Great day and eve huh?

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

      Mark is fine. I talked with him earlier tonight. He was heading out to get some more things to help him get the rest of the videos up. Congratulations Mark, Tony O and ALL here! FLUNK DAVEY BOY::: An EPIC FAIL at trying to STOP FREE SPEECH, once more. When will you all EVER LEARN? LOL Happy Mother’s Day to ALL Moms!! :) Love and hugs, Tory/Magoo

  • California

    What a wonderful way to end an amazing week….. and Saturday in Portland was well video-ed so thousands can enjoy watching SCN implode even further….. and maybe some people mind-trapped in there might start realizing that they can and should get out…. there will be a warm welcome and support for them when they do leave …..

    Portland, OR, did itself proud by ignoring DM/SCN (400 people) and giving a rousing welcome (10,000 people) to the Dalai Lama…..

    Get some rest, everyone. Next week may be just as amazing…….

    • DodoTheLaser

      DM didn’t even bother to bring Heber with him.
      Thanks, Cali!

    • N G

      I agree also – they were aiming for 3,500 and got 450… Hm. Sounds like an epic fail.

      • elar aitch

        Where did they expect to put 3500 people?

        • sharon brown

          They knew it wasn’t something they Really had to worry about, just more wishful thinking. They know many have and are abandoning ship.

    • SP ‘Onage

      Sad cult failed today. DM got penetrated. :) They couldn’t stop the photo’s being taken of him and the audience. Now they can’t lie about the attendance in the Freedumb magazine. All their handlers look old and worn out.

      The police figured out they’re a bunch of liars. They lied hard but couldn’t get Mark arrested. The Portland people are pissed at the cult. So, it actually went well PR wise. :)

  • 0tessa

    With all these securities arrangements (under cover, camera’s, intimidation of neighbours … it looks like the maffia is having a celebration of some sort. The neighbourhood will be so pleased …

  • Missionary Kid

    This is an estimate of the people part of the crowd. It is based on the photos that were taken from a point somewhere across Oak Street from the org. It is a VERY rough estimate of the number of people shown in
    the area from the middle of the red carpet over to the intersection of Oak and SW 3rd.

    I’m VERY lazy, so I just counted the number of rows, which seemed to be about 13, and picked a middle row, which had about 26 people in it. Yes, I know, some rows are shorter than other, depending on how far back
    the row is. and there was about 26 people 13 X 26 = 338

    That is an estimate for the right side of the crowd, (as viewed from the Silverado). It doesn’t include the crowd back by the base of the cherry picker. If I assume that there were an equal amount on the left side, that gives the result of 338 X 2 = 676 people in the crowd that had seats.

    Let’s say that there’s about 60 more OSE, cops, security, handlers, etc., so a VERY rough estimate would be about 735 people.

    Corrections are welcome

    • http://www.facebook.com/larry.moore.9693001 Larry Moore

      “Corrections are welcome”.

      I can attest to their being slightly over 500,000 people at the Portland Ideal Org opening. I know, I was there. The crowd was wild with excitement. Pure pandemonium. The event was so successful nearly 1/2 of the entire city of Portland was shut down. Midway through the ceremony word of an impending powerful storm coming towards Portland Oregon was met with 3 OT VIII’s who immediately flew into action, diverting the storm safely back out into the ocean. Thousands of lives were saved. Maybe even millions.

      • Missionary Kid

        Ahh, yes, Church of $cientology verbal photoshopping. LOL.
        Actually, I’ve looked at the unshooped pictures, and my estimate is now, at the most, about 550 people. I counted too many rows.

  • jensting

    Yay! for Bunker and the protesters.
    It must indeed suck to be David “he is NOT insane!” Mascavige – I have to agree with Rinder on that :)

  • Bella Legosi

    Before I sign out for the night………

    Scotty is offically the neatest, most uber super cool, awesome dude in Portland.

    PERIOD.

    I shall have to buy you a drink or coke should I ever see you!

    muah Bunkerites can’t wait for the entheata rain tomorrow!

    • PreferToBeAnon2

      “Entheta Rain.” Great name for a band

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

    The very last pic in Tony’s article, the one with the huge portrait of LRH, I thought at first was a shoop. It looked like one of those communist era posters of Lenin. Then I looked again and it was really LRH, no shoop needed.

  • Cymboli Starsong

    Those cops are cowards and wimps. If they had any backbone, they would have told the Scilons to screw.

  • Cymboli Starsong

    Scientologists are scum bags and honestly, in this case the police are cowards. They knew full well that the cultists were lying to them and trying to falsly accuse Bunker of committing crimes. If I walked down the street and knowingly lied to a police officer by stating that a specific person had thrown something off of a balcony at me, I am fairly certain I would be detained and questioned, if not arrested. Yet these scum bags get a pass because its celebrate an empty building day. To paraphrase one of my favorite movie quotes of all time… “This country needs an enema.”

  • elar aitch
  • Dao Jones

    John Allender looks like shit. Thin, worn out, and tired; just a shadow of the drone he was at the earlier anon protests in San Jose. I guess the past several years spent traveling the country, acting like a lunatic, and doing the cult’s bidding (ok, that’s kind of redundant—those last two are actually the same thing) have really taken their toll on him.

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

    Just a couple of quick thoughts which probably echo what’s already been posted -

    Mark Bunker’s videos of the effort expended to keep him from reporting make much more compelling video than a static camera recording DM’s blathering. Kudos to WBM for some great street theater.

    Does the surprisingly low-key stage setting indicate a lack of cash, a lack of people with the expertise to build something more elaborate, or both?

  • Exterrier

    What a “win” for us, for Mark Bunker, for Tony. Now Scientology is overtly and by self admission and even an official permit, mere theater. A media event with no media, a Portland event attended by non Portlandites, bussed in, an Ideal Org building with no real public that could fill it, and now it is roped off for blocks around with a “motion picture” permit, with no motion picture. No services delivered, just a little empty show for a day.

    “David Miscavage, wiping his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved…. All the Lonely people, Where do they all come from? All the Lonely people, where do they all belong?”

    So there is simple no “there” there. It is like it did not happen, if an Org opened in the forest, and only shills and bussed in staff and a few true believers saw it, is it really even there? So who and what is this for?
    Obviously just a Potempkin org where some in house video can be filmed and edited to show at the next event where the reluctant overregged call in crowd can be told something big has happened…… when actually NOTHING really happened there. It was all theater, with a permit to prove it.

  • chisheila

    Hugs to Mark Bunker, and congrats on evading the Miscavagestapo!

  • chisheila

    Mark, at the next event, let’s buy you one of those huge Batman spotlights and set it up in advance with an Anonymous mask. Scns will scatter down side streets like drunks from an alcohol testing van.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I love this idea. I think it was in one of those dreams. Also, I’ve seen robot insects with spy cams on them. Just a thought

      • chisheila

        Good one!
        I saw a special of a guy who excavated his entire basement with tiny automated toy trucks. Next mission – give tiny trucks to the Cadet kids, hogtie the Midget while he’s sleeping with the firetruck hoses and drag him out with the tiny tow trucks.
        One of my dreams. ;)

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    The Incredible Shrinking Cult has to know that the jig is up. Or could it be that the ones inside still believe that this is what the wog world looks like?

    (This photo was actually staged by L. Ron himself, and captioned, “Today’s society, where there are many signs of frenzy and delirium and offers but bare hopes for the future, does not provide a safe, sane environment– either for adults or for children.”)

  • HeatherGraceful

    Awww. Poor. Little David Miscavige is afraid of being mocked?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=1jMchxFl_b8

    Too late.

    (Kudos to whoever created this classic.)

  • Steve Layton

    I just knew Mark wasn’t going to be able to keep that first vantage point.

    I’m willing to bet that David Miscavige is a little worried these days about being shot.

    I guess overt acts will make a man like that.

    • Bella Legosi

      I think you are on to something with that. I really do believe some Co$ ferret kept on PPD about possible assassination attempt due to Mark and “non affiliated” church members. When I left at 130 COB hadn’t been on stage yet and the police were fine with us being on the corner outside of Cameron’s book store. When COB came out that is when they began moving people away. I am guessing that due to having 2 religious leaders and a shit load of people downtown PPD was on high alert for any threat. I do believe PPD doesn’t consider COB a real person of intrest, cuz if they had there would have been mounted patrol units, plain clothes police, the black gestapo brigade, and a hell of a lot more uniforms on the street. PPD really just gave them what Co$ paid for, no more no less.

      Here is a good shot of John talking to one of Portlands Blue Meanies!

  • Ford Greene

    Great report from the front lines of the free speech war. The Scientologist suppressors will stop at nothing to exert its narcissistic compulsion to control. Way to go Mark Bunker! I hope you obtained some useable tape. The fires of mockery and satire anxiously await such high level fueling.

  • piper

    Wait, Mark took on OT’s and an OT 8 !? And, not only wasn’t effected by them but also foiled their intention? OMG, he must a Super SP! Will he be starting his own cult soon?

    • Mooser

      People with those kinds of powers don’t need to start cults. A cult just naturally gathers around them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.geinoz Patrick Geinoz

    CoS = endless lulz

  • http://www.facebook.com/lyleleander Lyle Walker

    Wow…The Scientology representative/goon with the sunglasses in the wraparound leather backing is also in this video : http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JM2SanSKk9c where he’s stalking and harassing Marty Rathburn… One of the biggest scientology defectors. Guess they sent out the varsity goons for this guy.

  • Jgg2012

    I’ve seen garage sales attract more people than this.

  • hananova

    Good God, the criminals run free, and good people are mistreated by Nazi’s and their taxpayer-funded gestapo thugs.

  • hananova

    Miscavige is a violent thug who belongs in a small cell in a big prison

  • http://www.facebook.com/larry.moore.9693001 Larry Moore

    For the record…I can attest to their being slightly over 500,000 people at the Portland
    Ideal Org opening. I know, I was there. The crowd was wild with
    excitement. Pure pandemonium. The event was so successful nearly 1/2 of
    the entire city of Portland was shut down. Midway through the ceremony
    word of an impending powerful storm coming towards Portland Oregon was
    met with 3 OT VIII’s who immediately flew into action, diverting the
    storm safely back out into the ocean. Thousands of lives were saved.
    Maybe even millions.

    President Obama personally called David Miscaviage to thank him for his tireless ecclesiastical humanitarian efforts at eliminating all crime, all hunger and all money from the planet.

    footnote to OSA: Ok, that’s a wrap, can I get my refund now?