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

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

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

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Monique Rathbun vs. Scientology: Temporary Injunction Hearing Set for Sept 12

Monique_Rathbun3The temporary restraining order that prevents Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige from surveilling Monique Rathbun has been extended to September 12, when a two-day hearing has been scheduled which could see dramatic testimony about electronic snooping, sexual taunting, and other alleged harassment by the church.

Monique is married to Mark “Marty” Rathbun, who was once the second-highest ranking executive in the church until his defection in 2004. Since 2009, he’s operated a blog critical of Scientology leader David Miscavige, and as a result, the Rathbuns have been the subject of years of surveillance and intimidation by the church, much of it documented at this website.

On August 16, Monique filed suit against Miscavige, two top Scientology entities — the Religious Technology Center and the Church of Scientology International — as well as Dallas private investigator Monty Drake, and a man named Steven Gregory Sloat.

Monique is suing them on grounds of intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference of her employment contract, and invasion of privacy, alleging years of invasive and harmful harassment, even though she has never been a member of the church. Her complaint indicates that she’ll be asking for damages in excess of a million dollars.

Her lawyer, Ray Jeffrey, tells us that only a single attorney, from the office of Davis, Cedillo and Mendoza, appeared for the defense, and was there representing the Church of Scientology International. The other defendants didn’t show up at all.

“The defendants are maneuvering around, as usual,” Jeffrey says. “CSI was the only defendant who appeared. That lawyer said his understanding was that RTC and Miscavige will file special appearances to say that Texas courts have no jurisdiction over them.”

Comal County District Judge Dib Waldrip today rearranged his docket so the hearing could happen only two weeks from Thursday.

“On his own motion, Judge Waldrip moved his docket around to accommodate us. He set the hearing for September 12 and 13, and we’re very happy for that,” Jeffrey says.

“In the meantime we’re going to try to get depositions of David Miscavige and representatives of CSI and RTC,” he adds. “Of course that will be met with great resistance.”

And on September 12?

“We’ll have a full-blown evidence hearing concerning Monique’s right to have the temporary restraining order extended into a temporary injunction that will last until the conclusion of the case,” Jeffrey says.

Jeffrey also points out that the attorney for CSI told him that the church would not be representing defendants Drake and Sloat. “Whether that’s true or not, we’ll find out at some point,” he says.

Naturally, we’re having flashbacks to the last time Ray Jeffrey represented a client in a temporary injunction hearing in a Texas courtroom with Scientology on the other side of the table. It happened on February 9, 2012 in San Antonio, and testimony by former church executive Debbie Cook — the defendant in that case — turned out to be spectacular and was covered widely by the press. The next day, the church threw in the towel and gave up trying to get its own temporary injunction and then settled the lawsuit it had brought only a few weeks later.

Expect more fireworks two weeks from Thursday.

 
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Karen de la Carriere Files Knowledge Reports on Everyone!

Another entertaining slice of Scientology life from Karen de la Carriere, J. Swift, and the Angry Gay Pope.

 

 
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  • Leslie Stipe

    I love Ray Jeffrey. Is that wrong?

    • Minion Gayle

      No.

      As long as you agree to share.

    • Bradley Greenwood

      If loving him is wrong, you don’t wanna be right.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Yes, it is wrong.

      • Minion Gayle

        Forget it, you can’t keep him all to yourself!

      • Otto T Mariedahl

        ololololol

        Oh come on OTVIIIisGrrr8! you know you want in on some of that Ray-action ;P

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
          • Otto T Mariedahl

            You tell those wogs like it is OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Wow, Karen Pouw, I hardly recognized you.

          • GlibWog

            bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhahhahahahhaha

          • Jgg2012

            Her teeth are much whiter than LRH’s.

            • Bradley Greenwood

              She/he HAS teeth!

          • GlibWog

            OMG.. People..People..People…. Am I the only one ( OK then there is 8)

            Who knows who Chris Crocker is? He put a Video out on Youtube about Begged for

            Everyone to Leave Brittney ( Spears) Alone..( 2007)
            and it went Viral and he became an international star! Jeeze..

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Yeah, I knew who that is.

            • Missionary Kid

              I didn’t know who he is, but I do recognize the picture.

      • Jgg2012

        Is it out-ethics?

    • USA MRIID

      Well, we know who to call when organized crime is committing domestic terrorism against people.

  • Minion Gayle

    Wow. Go Monique! Go Ray. And lil’ Davy, just go away.

    Can’t wait for Sept 12th.

  • http://irrco.wordpress.com/ Ian

    the church would not be representing defendants Drake and Sloat

    Thanks for your hard work guys, and your loyal service, but now the heat is on, we’re cutting you lose. You’re on your own. No hard feelings, eh?

    • Kitz

      I’m hoping that they will spill the beans against the cos, since they are being dropped like hot potatoes. It would be even more awesome if they can say the midget directly hired them.

    • Ruby

      AND…Look out for that bus coming at ya!!

    • USA MRIID

      The fucking crooks got their envelops of untaxed money, they knew what they were getting in for. Now the syndicate has given them a big “fuck you” under the bus. Watch the fucking crooks cop evidence in exchange for being dropped from the suit.

  • Otto T Mariedahl

    In the immortal worlds of Black Dynamite: YOU DONE FUCKED UP NOW!

    You going down Demented Midget!

  • Nevermore

    As ever, I watch Karen’s vid, and start laughing, then start to feel a bit sick when I remember this happens IRL.

    • ThetaBara

      Those NYE clips were really something!

      • Eivol Ekdal

        .. lies, damned lies, statistics, and Scientology Statistics

      • Poison Ivy

        You can’t really satirize Scientology as well as it satirizes itself.

      • D.Y.G.

        I really could not make any sense of the word salad bullshit he was saying.

  • Sherbet

    What a shock it must be for cos to realize they can’t get away with their games of intimidation. Yes, some people are still cowed, but not everyone lets cos walk all over them anymore. The good ol’ days seem to be over for DM et all, and it’s about time. Go, Mosey!

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      Yeah Monique is bringing the heat like a flamethrower!

    • Minion Gayle

      Fewer and fewer people every day. Pretty soon it’ll just be Davy and Shelly, alone at last in the big empty bunker.

      • Sherbet

        What a delightful scene, Gayle.

        • Minion Gayle

          I think it makes a lovely ending for the movie this is bound to become.

          • Observer

            Final scene: Davey, bound and gagged on the floor in the Hole to which he has sent so many others. Shelly walking toward the door. She reaches it and turns to give her husband one last look. Her lip curls in disgust. She opens the door, revealing Federal agents approaching. “Thanks for the memories, David,” she spits, turns and walks out. Cut to DM, wide-eyed and panicked, struggling against his bonds. He is lifted to his feet. The camera zooms in on the tears spilling from his eyes as as an unseen agent begins reading him his rights. Fin.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH…..I need a cigarette!

              Oh wait, I don’t smoke….

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Can we see it again? This time, how about a bucket of ice cold water instead of spit? oooh, oooh, and make the trash can a real Tall trash can. Oh, and the agents slightly resemble Tony Ortega and Nathan Baca? okay, I’m done now.

              Can we see it again? I have popcorn.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              How about he is in this dental chair. Strapped into this dental chair and an Animatronic robot that looks like a cross between Lawrence Olivier and Chucky is repeatedly probing his root canals with rusty dental picks. It’s stuck in a loop, “Is it Safe?…Is it Safe?…Is it Safe?…”

            • Robert Eckert
            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Why yes….yes it is. Thanks for asking.

            • Otto T Mariedahl

              I don’t know why but I was expecting zombies to show up, I ain’t right in the head. :S

            • Minion Gayle

              I was expect Xenu. But Zombies would work too.

            • Sherbet

              The zombies have been there all along: Sea Org.

            • Otto T Mariedahl

              Well I guess they are the kind of zombies you can cure. ;)

            • Captain Howdy

              You’re ON FIRE!

            • Sherbet

              I do my best, she says modestly.

            • Sherbet

              I was picturing something out of “Citizen Kane,” only instead of a snowglobe, it’s a bottle of Macallan. The empty rooms, the loneliness, the abandonment, Shelly working on a stainless steel jigsaw puzzle…and the camera comes in close on his parched lips, and he rasps, “YSCOHB.”

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              And Tom Cruise will present Best Picture for this at the Oscars…that ending is a winner!

            • Sherbet

              Cruise will be as far away from Hollywood as he can get. He’ll probably be working on his GED and advertising catheters on late night TV commercials…maybe reentering the Catholic monastery when he finally realizes he’s not cut out for marriage.

            • Sidney18511

              Instead of federal agents….the camera pulls away and the screen is FILLED with ex-scilons, marching slowly in unison, quietly, holding torches. The camera remains still as they march. They surround the hole where DM is waiting. Camera does a close up of a hand opening the door. The only sound is a shrill scream coming from inside. Fin.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Since I’ve run a camera or three, I have a technical question. Does the camara need to tilt UP when DM goes from lying on the floor to standing up?

            • Observer

              No.

      • Jgg2012

        Nah, Davey and TC and JT.

        • Minion Gayle

          Davey, TC and Kelly. JT will do a runner just as soon as his minder turns their back. Some place with hot and cold running cabana boys.

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Isn’t Texas in one of those pretend Scientology Continents? I could have sworn it was.
    Besides, If you commit (or solicit) a crime to be committed in Texas….then they do have jurisdiction over your criminal ass!

    Oh wait, this must be one of those “hypocritical” thingys!

    • Sherbet

      Maybe it’s one of those truth vs. reality riddles. Where’s Theo when you want him??

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        No, Sherbet, NOOoooooooooooooo….

        Don’t summons Theo’s thetan!!!

        • Sherbet

          Not me, Bury!

        • Poison Ivy

          NO! He whose name we dare not speak…

        • Captain Howdy

          • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

            There isn’t enough steel wool in the Universe to get that outta my mind’s eye :-/

      • Nevermore

        Look in the mirror and say his name three times!

        • Sherbet

          No way!

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      Maybe the Derp Master is bringing the sea back to sea org and running away to international waters?

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Oh I do hope they use the freewinds! The hull is so thin it is darn near a glass bottom boat!

        Go for it mighty mariners!!!

        • Otto T Mariedahl

          Hmmm does anyone here have any contacts among the Somali pirates?

          I might have a job for em ;P

      • Missionary Kid

        O.K., what’s a Derp Master? If it’s appropriate, I’ll add it to the DM nicknames list.

    • Jgg2012

      Does Texas have rank to order COB to do things?

      • GlibWog

        Ohhh Then there’s that.. hmmm Good Question.. Too bad we can’t ask Tommy Davis.. Poop

        • Robert Eckert

          Tommy Davis, by a strange coincidence, is now in Austin, Texas, or at least was when I last recall.

          • Victoria

            I keep wondering, how much of a coincidence? Sorry…it’s just that I live near all this action, and it’s puzzling. it’s not as if Texas has ever been a hotbed of Scientologists, current or former. I’ve only met one Scientologist in my entire life. Now I live somewhere between Marty Rathbun and Tommy Davis. I mean, who woulda thunk it?

            (Long time lurker, first time poster, BTW)

  • Observer

    Just added popcorn to the grocery list. I cannot wait for this! I hope Davey’s “special appearance” is slapped down and he’s ordered to show up. It’s about time that spoiled brat of an “ecclesiastical” leader got a good paddling (from someone other than Lou, I mean).

    Go Mosey!

    • Sherbet

      I hope he’s held in contempt. And also in contempt of court. (See what I did there??)

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        We always hope for a judge with DM’s sense of humor. And no pets.

        http://i43.tinypic.com/20pwp3b.jpg

      • Minion Gayle

        I believe we can safely say he’s already held in contempt. Far and wide.

      • GlibWog

        hahahahhaha Yes I did see what you did there you clever Sherbet you.

    • Minion Gayle

      I may have to take the day off work so I can spend it obsessively refreshing Tony’s blog.

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      That is one bad ass pic Observer!

    • Missionary Kid

      The hell with microwave popcorn. This time, I bought it in bulk, using an old fashioned popper, and I’ve laid in pounds, plus lots of butter. I have plenty of popcorn salt.

      This will call for the large, theater sized buckets for the popcorn.

    • Aslansown

      His little shoes crack me up!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    “Of course that will be met with great resistance.”

    I love his sense of humor. I realize we can’t all get front row Texan seats to the upcoming crapfests, but what about …

    http://i40.tinypic.com/33kfzt0.jpg

    • Kitz

      If I had the money and time, I’d almost rescind my vow to never return to Texas for a front row seat at the trial.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        If there be a live blog, I’d buy a ticket!

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      THDNE, how dare you post a photo a squirrel auditing process!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        You mean, this is NOT GAT II? Shelly told me she has been working her butt off for Davey, so I just assumed…

      • Observer

        Hmmm, the new Super Power auditing process reminds me of something. I can’t quite … oh, yeah! This!

    • Captain Howdy

      LoL Now they trying to get a confession from Amanda Knox using scientology?

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Is it my imagination or did the Tickety Tocking just speed up a little?

    • Minion Gayle

      It’s starting to sound a little like Hook’s crocodile friend.

  • Cat Daddy
    • Missionary Kid

      The line I stole from this is, a dictator who is smaller than you think.

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        I took a screen shot of the tombstone and the dictator ones. Pure. Brilliance :-D

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s not my work, but I stole the phrases from it.
          Cat Daddy gets the credit.

  • M Diggs

    i feel like miscaviage’s accent is such a weird amalgamation of different accents. it’s not quite that Philly/South Jersey sound. It also sounds like he’s been ripping through packs of butt’s for years.

    • Nevermore

      He sounds like he should be a ring announcer at Wrestlemania!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Yes! He could be Michael Buffer’s own Mini-Me. Let’s get reaaaaaaaadyyyyyyyy to rumble!*refresh*

    • Eivol Ekdal

      I am detecting more and more of a lisp as time goes on. Could he share the same aversion to dentists as LRH?

    • Mark

      He sounds like Harvey Fierstein chewing broken glass.

  • Bradley Greenwood

    Why does “restraining order” and “church” sound so awkward in the same sentence?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      I think is sounds like beautiful music.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Refraining Chorder?

        • Bradley Greenwood

          LOL Very clever!

        • MO Mom

          Recorder refrain?

    • Sherbet

      Why, you must be one o’ them religious bigots!

      • Bradley Greenwood

        yup

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    As an OT, I feel a prediction coming on….wait, wait for it…

    “David Miscavige can’t possibly attend as he is busy with his big yellow tent. Also, scientology is expanding by 4,545 square feet of fabric and 9,545 tons of poles and struts. As you can see, he couldn’t possibly. Knew you’d understand, Much Love, Ken”

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      The new Flag Tent is the big breakthrough in Planetary Expansion that all Scientologists have been waiting for.

      Once erected, millions of people will flock to Clearwater to see and experience the tentness of the tent. The pure Theta inside the tent will convince them all to become Scientologists and the Orgs will boom even more than they are booming now. We are talking 10,000X expansion at magnitudes never seen on this or any other planet.

      Extraterrestrial beings have already actually landed at the site of the new Flag tent and asked to be taken to meet COB.

      • Sherbet

        “tentness of the tent” Laughing, laughing, laughing.

        • Jgg2012

          or the evil inTENTions; we should not be conTENT until Davey resigns.

      • Ivan Mapother

        Scientology’s new erection in Clearwater will be something to behold. Do we know how long will they be able to keep it up?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oops, you just missed it. Well, wasn’t That special?

        • Missionary Kid

          Let’s hope it’s the Diminutive miscreant’s last Erection.

        • Anonymookme

          Somebody’s pitching a big tent for sure. I think it’s Marty.

        • GlibWog

          OMG the erection jokes never get old do they.. Jeeze NOT with this bunch..

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Hey, we’re boys. Erections are FUNNY.

        • USA MRIID

          Scientology’s new erection in Clearwater will be something you can sink your teeth in to.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          It depends upon how stimulated the org is by the new visuals of the golden shower of tech. This should engorge the members until a long lasting sustained burst of cash finally fills the registrar vestibule to spawn a new generation of even more on-source scientologists. It will then be moved promiscuously from city to city to penetrate even more deeply into the common fold of out-ethics dilettantes creating even more deflowered orphan orgs and vaguely uncomfortable staff with unaccountable itches.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Eeeeeew.

          • Kitz

            You have now reached the pinnacle…. Both the Monster and I have no words right now….

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Hm. Commentus interuptus. My work here is done.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Did you forget “straight up and vertical”?

        uh oh. You Know what forgetingness means, don’t you?

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          Forgettingness means…. Uh. …what was that again?

      • Captain Howdy

        Is this the tent? Somebody told me this was the tent. It looks kinda funky, just like scientology.

        • MO Mom

          Nice!

        • Mark

          Nah, this is the tent, and Shortarse’s new throne:

          (Sorry, Diksuq is misbehaving on my thinking-engine again).

          • GlibWog

            OMG.. They really have a Shit Box? Grosse.. Lovin the tent..

        • Observer

          Which way to the Egress?

          • Missionary Kid

            There is none. This is $cientology.

      • Captain Howdy

        “Extraterrestrial beings have already actually landed at the site of the new Flag tent and asked to be taken to meet COB.”

        And according to this artist’s rendering, L Ron was “Source” for this historic “OT meets ET” event.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          Are they going to suck COB’s brains out on Hollywood Boulevard? That would be ironic.

          • Kitz

            Erm…. There’s no brains in there……

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          So that’s where the giant cyst on his head came from? Alien space rays! Either that, or the cyst was already there and after taking one look at LRH, the aliens rightfully expected that the cyst was the intelligent being and were merely trying to communicate.

        • wontons

          Wow…what is the origin of this picture? I love it, in a kitschy way. (It’d go well with the lenticular Jesus a friend used to have before he lost it in a move.)

      • Jgg2012

        So Scientology has millions of people but no contacts in the State of Texas?

      • USA MRIID

        LOL! You said “erected.”

    • USA MRIID

      No no! “David has, regrettably, choked to death while sucking cock, and can not attend.”

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    How dare Monique Rathbun get a temporary restraining order on COB RTC David Miscavige! This makes COB look like some kind of woman-hating monster when the fact is he cares so very much about women:

    * COB has his 2D Shelly hidden away long term in a witness protection program in case she ever has to testify against Big Pharma. COB is “safepointing” Shelly and people have a misunderstood on this.

    * COB arranged for numerous lucky women to audition to be Tom Cruise’s wife. What an honor for these women! And now that Tom Cruise is looking for Mrs. Tom Cruise 4, COB will begin wife auditions again right after he opens Super Power!

    * COB gave Debbie Cook the singular honor of a special “Scientology Baptism” at Gold Base a few years ago — and then Debbie turned on him! How ungrateful is that?

    * COB paid for his twin sister Denise to have an expensive wog attorney after she was set up on DUI and marijuana charges by the police in a Psych plot to harm the Church.

    * COB allowed Mary Sue Hubbard to have a nice quite retirement behind the guarded walls of a nice home. Thanks to COB, the Founder’s criminal wife had as nice of a lifetime RPF as anyone in Scientology ever got.

    * COB paid for his father Ronnie Sr. to get an expensive wog attorney after a young lady in Philadelphia had a misunderstood on Ronnie Sr. attempting a touch assist. It was not rape, but COB’s mother was so upset that COB ordered his parents to get a divorce so that his mother felt better: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?p=285877#285877

    * COB calls women the “C” word to their faces, but this is really no different than Mel Gibson calling a female police officer “sugar tits.” It is intended as a term of endearment.

    * COB gave one of the Founder’s daughter the honor of being COB’s laundress. She actually got to wash COB’s thongs, socks, and muscle t-shirts. That is a honor.

    COB’s “Aggressive Affection” for women is often mistaken for criminal stalking and harassment, Fair Game, misogyny, or an attempt to destroy the lives of women.

    This is not true.

    • 1subgenius

      Maybe you can inform me, kind sir.
      Has COB been served with the legal papers?
      And, if not, will you accept service on his behalf?

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        We in RTC cannot comment on pending legal matters other than to say that COB denies everything bad, this while taking full and complete credit for everything good.

        • Jgg2012

          Will the SP building be opened as planned?

          • Joe Darks

            LOL, someone needs to open a true SP building!

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          And here we all thought he’d been squirreling the Tech!

    • Poison Ivy

      You, OTVIIIisGrrrr8!, YOU sir, really know how to treat a lady.
      However, you are a tease.
      You promise Burlwood you cannot deliver.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Many men have the same problem as COB: They promise a woman a nice hard burlwood pen only to find that all their ink leaks out in thirty seconds and then their pen is not soft.

        • Jgg2012

          Many men almost brag about a “straight up and vertical” that does not exist.

      • Casabeca

        Ivy, you are a Bunker genius today! Well, everyday!

        • Poison Ivy

          :-) Awww Casabeca!

    • Jgg2012

      I thought that you NEVER auditioned wives for any parishioners.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Karin Pouw says the darnedest things!

        • GlibWog

          OK 8 I have a screen test coming up for a new promotional video. I got my teeth filed. I went on a strict diet.

          It appears that my fellow competitors are brunettes.. I have naturally blonde hair. I will dye it .

          My Question is.. I have beautiful Long Legs and I am 5′ 9″ and am a model. I was asked to have surgery so that I would be shorter.

          What height would YOU recommend ? Thank you for you time.

          • sugarplumfairy

            Don’t know about Gr8, but my recommendation is to take up kickboxing.. and make sure those beautiful long legs are prepped should you ever meet someone of COB’s calibre in future..

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            As James Bond would say: “As long as collars and cuffs match”.

            • GlibWog

              hahahahhaha
              8.. Loving the picture.. Good God

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            GlibWog, whoever told you to have surgery will be RPF’d. We in RTC will decide such matters as we always do. We think you can pass our rigorous RTC inspection.

            http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/german-women-nazi-second-world-war-ww2-amazing-rare-pictures_zps1dffa3ed.jpg

            • GlibWog

              Uh.. You told me Sir.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Well then forget that order and obey the new order.

              The rule in RTC is this: Obey the newest order until and unless the previous orders are re-issued as new orders — in which case you obey the new old order and forget the new order which is now an old order. This is all written up somewhere and we have sent Ken Delusion to go find the reference.

            • GlibWog

              OOOOOOh you are good… Dang

            • Minion Gayle

              Sir, yes Sir!

            • sugarplumfairy

              What are they doing? Postulating that eagle into taking flight?

            • Missionary Kid

              That’s the previous Fuhrer’s symbol.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Caption contest?

    • Mark

      Hail, O great Apollodorus!

    • Missionary Kid

      O.K. Bunkerites, Time for more joking and degrading. Here’s two more name lists for you to contribute to. This time, the list won’t be added to until hours from now, but email me directly if you have a suggestion.

      Sooper Power Building
      Super Empty White Elephant Power building
      Sooper Pouwr Building (Spelling in honor of Karen Pouw)

      Tent Names
      DM’s Last erection

      • Rita Gregory

        I thought it was a big tent? DM can’t pitch a big tent, can he?

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          He can only pitch a fit. Tents are too big and confusing.

          • cicely neville

            LOL Michael, you Coosbaynian!

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Well, actually, Corvallis. But Thanks!

        • HyperionCorp

          Maybe he could handle something like this:

          http://imageshack.us/a/img808/3192/img2011091502652.jpg

          • Observer

            Haha!

            • HyperionCorp

              It has enough head room for a poodle, or COB

        • Once_Born

          (Alleged) old Arabic curse:

          “COB – may your tent collapse during your happiest moment”.

      • May_West

        The Cobiseum

        • Missionary Kid

          The list is now under a post by OT8ISGREAT!
          I put it there.

        • GlibWog

          OMG YES… The Best! ooooh Ms West You are clever!

        • Jgg2012

          COBwebs.

          • Missionary Kid

            I’ll put that one on another list.

        • Missionary Kid

          I put that one under the tent name, but possibly it might go better under the SP building.
          Let me know.

      • Jgg2012

        The Super Pouwwouw

      • Bradley Greenwood

        Dave’s Lube and Oil

        • Missionary Kid

          I started to put that one under the “tent” category because it reminded me of a chain of lube and oil businesses, but then I remembered the SP building has an oiliness table..

      • filosofa

        The Pimp’s Pavillion
        Wiggout Wigwam

        • Missionary Kid

          Refresh

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        For Super Power:
        ARC Lite (those in LA will get the reference)
        The Mecca Flag Super Cyberforce Lemon Scented Mighty Morphin Mutant Turtles Building (now with Lanolin!)
        The Squirrel Power Building
        COBwarts Castle
        Super Power: Here’s Another Fine MEST You’ve Gotten Us Into!
        Super Power: Where KSW Meets WTF!

        For the tent:
        Super Sweat Lodge
        Not-So-Super-Power Pavilion
        The Whale’s Graveyard

        The Out House

        • Missionary Kid

          Refresh.

  • SadinWA

    Scientology made me burn my bacon! More of their shenanigans, a fresh story at the Bunker… I’m usually a lurker, but now that my BLT is wishful thinking, I may as well post.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Welcome to the club!

      • SadinWA

        Thanks! I’ve eschewed many responsibilities since I discovered this site in early August. My boyfriend used to tell me anecdotes about Scientology and its evil deeds, but I never dreamed it was a tenth as bad as it actually is.

        Didn’t someone bring up Hofstadter? No matter how bad one thinks Scientology is, it’s far worse.

        I thank you guys for schooling me. This is a great group.

        • Robert Eckert

          Even when you adjust your thinking, to take into account that Scientology is always worse than you think, it’s still worse than you think. That’s what’s so amazing about it.

          • Eivol Ekdal

            I was trying to find the quote…something like..
            ‘not only worse than you think, but worse than you can imagine’ – someone said it

            • Kitz

              I think it was Arnie Lerma? *ponder*

            • Observer

              I think you’re right

            • Eivol Ekdal

              cheers – can’t find the original source but Arnie said, “Scientology, It’s worse than you think!” and it evolved from there on several forums.

            • Robert Eckert

              Sounds like a takeoff on “The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose (JBS Haldane, writing of course when “queer” did not yet have its modern connotation)

            • Missionary Kid

              I have two that I’ve sucked up from who knows where:
              Scientology, It’s always worse than you think.
              Scientology, it’s not only worse than you think, it’s worse than you can imagine!

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              I remember Arnie using it, “…it’s worse than you can imagine!” back at least as far as 2004 or 2005.

            • Orglodyte

              First person I saw say it was Joe Lynn, Zinjifar, long ago. He also pointed out that it was recursive — it’s worse than you think, even when you take into account that it is worse than you think! Maybe Arnie or Zinj can pitch in, they may know who was first.

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      Welcome to the gang chummer.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Such is the power of Bacon tech!
      It is much more effective than Scientology tech.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        At least it wasn’t you or me starting the food talk for once.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      We all have burn stories here, Sadin. But burning your bacon is too much, Too Much!

    • MO Mom

      Mmmm BLTs…

      • Unit G-Xenu’s Other Fist

        There is ALWAYS bacon talk here!

        Not that that’s a bad thing…………

    • 1subgenius

      I put mine on a wire rack above a catch pan in my convection oven and set the temp to 350 and timer to 15-20 minutes.
      No muss, no fuss, perfect bacon every time.
      And thanks for reminding me of the pound of fresh sliced I got from my butcher yesterday.

      • aquaclara

        meanie.

        • 1subgenius

          If you say so.

          • aquaclara

            A BLT would taste good right about now. It could even skip the L and the T, and just do bacon. mmmmm.

    • aquaclara

      That is an excellent reason to jump in! Don’t worry. Next time it will be the grilled cheese.
      Welcome, and post again!

    • Poison Ivy

      Welcome!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Great to have you here. You know, burned bacon can be mighty tasty.

  • BananaSplits8

    For a man obsessed with semi-colons, Miscavige is the most pause-averse public speaker I’ve ever seen (heard). Karen, J.Swift and APG are getting too good and having too much fun with these clips now :)

    Re/ Mosey Rathbun’s lawsuit, IANAL, but are we to understand that cos is gearing for the same strategy that served them so well in the Debbie Cook case?

    I feel like a Russian soldier watching Napoleon’s army marching into the snowy tundra. (Never a famous quote ever became so ironic.)

    • Poison Ivy

      I cannot believe the atrocious grammar, syntax and use of language that COB/Sherman put together for these propaganda Nuremberg-lite rallies.

      Just terrible. These guys make LRH’s use of language seem downright Shakespearean.

      • Artoo45

        But, it’s straight up and vertical . . . . . . no, really, it is.

      • richelieu jr

        To be or not to be
        Nix to be or not to be

        • BananaSplits8

          Or, as Miscavige would put it:

          Iftherewasatimetoevaluatethebeingnessofourtimeonearthwevenevershatteredthe
          psycheimplosionaseverbeforesinceourworkhasreachedlevelsofunprecedented
          bullshityoufucksareeatingbytheshovelandicantbelievemyluckyoumakeitsoeasy
          totakeadvantageofyouitsGoldenAgeOfTech2andpsychsaredead

          “Yeah!!!”

          *Standing ovation*

          • aquaclara

            you win. this is fabulous. I am laughing out loud and the dog wants his dinner. We are not of one mind at the moment.
            *still laughing*

          • SadinWA

            That was beautiful, BananaSplits. I’m a complete newbie and I wept over this post. … Still crying laughing…

      • aquaclara

        There is a certain resonance to listening to the longest run-on sentence from a pompous b*stard in history, don’t ya think? I mean, just to add to all those winning bullsh*t statistics.

        PS not doing well on watching my language. It might have been the trees that sent me over the edge. Or the funny Karen/J/AGP video. Or that I am still 600 comments behind here today. !

      • Candygram

        Is it all isthmus?

  • 1subgenius

    Service of process is everything at this point. I’m hot and sweaty from a 10 mile bike ride in 90 degree weather, and may have missed it, but its important.

    • 1subgenius

      Who has been served?

  • mook

    Somebody isn’t telling the celebs about the Narconon deaths, *side eyes Misscavige*
    http://www.etonline.com/news/137680_John_Travolta_s_Drug_Abuse_Speech_at_Church_of_Scientology_Centre/

    • MO Mom

      WTF? What IS that stuck on his chin??

      • Eivol Ekdal

        That it his little replacement hair nursery.

        • Mark

          Ho! “Veteran actor” indeed! Code for “ancient has-been”, more like. That would explain the chin-mystery – he’s had his face lifted so often, his navel’s just under his mouth and his pubes now nestle on his chin.

          And what’s with all those empty tables in the background? Looks like the ‘gala’ wasn’t quite the sellout event-of-the-decade claimed.

          • filosofa

            Surely not…it was big and fancy, according to the always delightful Ms Alley.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              STRAWBERRIES! As far as the eye could see! Strawberries. Yum!

            • filosofa

              Lol. And I expect she ate them all herself. After all, a girl needs to keep her strength up for all that ninja malicious-tweeting tech.

            • Mark

              Only because she took up an entire table by herself.

    • Sherbet

      How in hell can JT survive in the 21st century and NOT have heard anything about narconon deaths? Those who have been clamoring for JT and Kirstie to say “Oops! I guess narconon isn’t such a good program after all,” have a long wait ahead of them. scientology has installed permanent blinders on JT et al. They know nothing, they see nothing except what cos shoves in their faces and brains. It’s outrageous.

      PS: Entertainment Tonight got into the event? I guess ET can be depended on for lobbing softballs.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      But you gotta admit, it’s a compelling message: Dying from drugs is bad.

  • Otto T Mariedahl

    Is there any way I could watch the sci-bot videos that Karen sued for that video?

    They look hilarious.

    • Observer

      Search for “IAS event” on YouTube. There’s a ton.

      • Otto T Mariedahl

        I’ll do that, tomorrow.

  • Ruby

    No wonder David Miscavige has been conspicuously absent from events lately.

    • Otto T Mariedahl

      Well it’s not like he would be the first leader of Scientology to go into hiding.

    • filosofa

      WHERE IS DAVID MISCAVIGE?….ooops, no – I meant WHY is David Miscavenger.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    I hope that Mosey has been getting some peace and quiet since filing.

    I hope we All get peace and quiet after it’s over…for good.

    • 1subgenius

      I wanna be there in that number.

    • Captain Howdy

      “I hope we All get peace and quiet after it’s over.”

      Peace and quiet? Over? Noooooooooooo……

      http://youtu.be/mTLqp-KKuo4

      • aquaclara

        That looks like David Love in that hat!

  • Ruby

    hmm…how’s he going to open the super power building if he is hiding out?…which I believe he is.
    Oh well, what’s another 5 years+ delay to opening the building at this point. Wonder how he is going to be handling all the events that are scheduled to take place in the next 2 months!

    • BananaSplits8

      Whether he’s there or not, Miscavige can’t delay the opening of Super Empty White Elephant Power building anymore because of the Garcia lawsuit. Multiple other lawsuits, a brewing scilon-public revolt and GAT2’s inevitable failure will not help matters.

      He’s in a pickle, oh yes, yes he is. I think we’ve entered Miscavige’s proactive “escape accountability” stage.

      • Missionary Kid

        O.K. Bunkerites, Time for more joking and degrading. Here’s two more name lists for you to contribute to. This time, the list won’t be added to until hours from now, but email me directly if you have a suggestion.
        Sooper Pour Building
        Super Empty White Elephant Power building

        Tent Names
        DM’s Last erection

        • BananaSplits8

          “Tent names”

          OT: IRL, I call them “Kid is over 18 and doing her thing, nothing less than a hotel room for me now”. *snap*

          • Missionary Kid

            *Laugh*

            Unfortunately, I’m looking for something that can be put in a sentence.

            • BananaSplits8

              It IS a sentence!

              jk. Summer’s over and that was my personal billion year camping divorce statement. And I really, really promise to hold my end of the bargain until August 27, 1,000,002,013. ;)

            • Missionary Kid

              *Laugh Agreed*

              It is a sentence, but I’m looking for very, short phrases or even single words that can be put in a sentence, like I’ve had, for instance, for DM, “Dwarfenfuehrer” that can be substitued for “tent” when we’re talking about it.
              Think of it as naming the tent. :-)

            • BananaSplits8

              I did name the tent and it inspired you to start a tent naming list. We got sidetracked when I also mentioned my personal animosity and inherent genocidal philosophy toward the common North-American pseudo-wild tent.

              (Fake outrage humor isn’t always obvious. For the record, I’m sticking with “Super Empty White Elephant Power building”)

              :)

            • Candygram

              Pooper Showers PooperFriends tent

            • Missionary Kid

              That seems a bit obscure.

        • Mark

          SP building: “The White Lubyanka”, “Gormenghast”, “Schloss Dwarfenführer”.
          Tent: “Pissflaps” (as in outside the tent, pissing in), “The Marquee de Sade”, “Bullshit Bivouac”, “The Pavilion of Dweebs”.

        • Captain Howdy

          Stupor Powerz Building

        • Artoo45

          Potemkin Pillage.

        • aquaclara

          Superfluous POS building. (pronounce the full phrase here with POS)
          Miscavige’s Last Stand
          Useless Powers Building
          The Dungeon (because all the doors inside lock from the outside)
          The Tomb
          The Runt’s Really Big Building
          The Pretentious Palace
          The Super Ego

        • Lunatic Posse

          Pooper Showers Building

          • Candygram

            Pooper showers! Pooper showers!!! People should chant that at the opening. “Pooper Showers activate!”

        • filosofa

          Camenot Castle.

          This is Mr filo’s pet name for the Camelot Castle Hotel, a notorious $ciloon-owned “luxury hotel” situated quite near to us. It’s sheer awfulnesss means it’s frequently empty, exactly the way SoopahPowahsTowers is destined to be.

          • Missionary Kid

            Thanks for all the information. Refresh.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Sorry derail. Roger Friedman has a piece about Will Smith’s academy that closed this summer. Lots of names named in this one. But it whitewashes the scientology “tech” that is used, or was used.

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/08/27/exclusive-will-smith-backed-private-school-closed-over-scientology-association

  • Mark

    Karen & Co. are going to end up with their own TV series at this rate. Brilliant!

  • Ruby Grapefruit

    Karen … great arm workout! Care to share?

  • pronoia

    I am thinking that it may go like restraining orders filed in domestic abuse cases. If the defendant doesn’t show up, the order is granted. Even if they do show up, the defendant would have to show a very good reason why the restraining order should not be honored. Monique has PLENTY of evidence to show that she is being harassed and abused.

    The Vatican,the Illuminati and the free masons — Haha! Now we know who is behind the recent epidemic of apostasy.

  • Captain Howdy

    GREAT JOB on the video Karen, Jay and AGP

    Thanks.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      MOAR sec checks. great ending

  • Mary_McConnell

    Very exciting and encouraging news about Monique’s case! Thanks for the update.

    As usual, Karen and gang provide insight into what is going on, with the addition here of some humor to offset the shock!

  • Jeb Burton

    Tony, does DM or the CSI or RTC have to give a deposition in the next two weeks? The lawyer said that will be met with great resistance. Does he have a legal right not to give a deposition? If you could tell us, or get your lawyer consultant to tell us, if he has to by law to give a deposition in this case. And what are the consequences of still following or spying on her? Im ignorant on the laws of this, as I bet most of your readers are.

    • Robert Eckert

      “Tony, does DM or the CSI or RTC have to give a deposition in the next two weeks?” CSI has submitted to the court’s jurisdiction, and could be made to produce some officer or other for a deposition, on issues related to the subject of the next court hearing (whether the temporary restraining order should be extended to a temporary injunction lasting for the duration of the case). CSI would not have to produce Miscavige, and RTC would not have to produce anybody, unless and until the court finds that they are subject to personal jurisdiction, concerning which we can expect a bunch of motions and counter-motions.

      “And what are the consequences of still following or spying on her?” In direct defiance of the existing restraining order? That would result in a summons to a “show cause” hearing (show cause why you should not be held in contempt of court), the end of which would be fines at least, some time in jail possibly, depending on the gravity of the violation.

      • Jeb Burton

        Thanks Robert. Sounds like it is going to drag along, which is what I figured.

      • aquaclara

        I love our legal gurus here at the Bunker! Thank you for laying this out so well.

  • Jeb Burton

    Dont know if it has been mentioned here, But the Tampa Bay times is reporting the church has been fined for chopping down healthy trees so they can put up their big top. Could be a hindrance for their permits for the ceremonies of the big opening.

    • Aslansown

      Wow! I can’t believe it (well, actually I can). They wanted to get rid of them and the city said no, so they just chopped them down. And they only had to pay a $2,000 fine. They really do get away with just about everything. http://www.tampabay.com/news/growth/church-of-scientology-fined-for-felling-healthy-trees-on-event-site/2138607

      • ze moo

        Now they did it. Tree huggers everywhere are going to be pissed off. Just wait for the march of the Ents…

        • sugarplumfairy

          I love Ents..

        • Poison Ivy

          I am not a tree hugger but I really can’t stand it when trees are cut down for no reason. This is NO REASON!

          • Captain Howdy

            I am a tree hugger, but not a human hugger.

            • GlibWog

              (((HUGS))) How can you not hug a baby Captain

        • Robert Eckert
      • Ruby

        They did this once before I seem to recall…cutting down trees.
        Anyone here remember what that was? I think on the one I am trying to remember, that it was for more sinister reasons. Anyone?….

        • nottrue

          to spy on mike rinder i remember them cutting down trees

          • Ruby

            ahh…there ya go! Thanks!

    • Sunny Sands
      • Jeb Burton

        Did I actually scoop Tony Ortega? Please, no flash photography or autographs.

        • Poison Ivy

          Well in Tony’s defense, he has posted twice a day two days in a row!

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            What are YOUR crimes PI? Aiding and abetting a known hack journalist?

            • ThetaBara

              Blogger!

    • aquaclara

      Thanks, Jeb. The response from the church is horrible. I wonder if they will try to take all the papers out of the newspaper boxes for this one. Just another SMACK in the face of the good people of Clearwater who actually pay taxes and support local businesses.

    • Sunny Sands

      From the TBTimes:
      “On Sept. 3, city staff will give church representatives a checklist of required steps for the permits to be issued for the Flag Building’s Oct. 6 grand opening and the November Association of Scientologists event.”
      That’s next Tuesday. I hope we can find out what the checklist of required steps entails. We know how much scientologist love checklists :-).

    • HyperionCorp

      Chopping down trees for what reason? A Tent?

      Instead of a tent, why don’t they use the Super Power Building? Or the Fort Harrison Hotel?

      • Missionary Kid

        They may not have an “auditorium” large enough?

    • Ruby

      Once again the cult is disrespectfully ignoring the community and doing whatever they want…only to later cry about how people don’t like them “For no good reason”.

    • Poison Ivy

      Oh, don’t tell me they took down trees.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        They took them down despite being told no.

        • Poison Ivy

          These are the people who are supposedly “saving the planet”?!!!

          • HyperionCorp

            Trees come and go, but thetans are eternal. That’s why it isn’t worth educating the current meat body, or treating its cancer, or caring for its meat progeny.

            • Robert Eckert

              The trees were all infested with woody thetans.

            • Captain Howdy

              HaH! they actually believe thetans can reside in plants and trees.

            • HyperionCorp

              Well, then those thetans should be comfortable in yeast and algae too!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I have an idea. How bout we all dress up as trees for the Super Power opening and march on downtown Clearwater? Kind of like the trees battling in Lord of the Rings.

          • ThetaBara

            There should also be a Lorax!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Two twenty-foot Live Oaks.

        I have done a lot of work with building owners and contractors. I try to not take down trees, and certainly not Live Oaks. Pines and Coral Trees and Willows– sure. But not Live Oaks or Magnolias or Redwoods. (I had a client take out a Redwood AFTER I was done with the job. Broke my heart, as I had worked so carefully to preserve it.)

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Those damn SOB’s. I hope someone in Clearwater’s office gives them a Long, long list of steps for permits. David Miscavige is completely out of control. This is not going to end well. Not at all. He just in his only little dictator way told the citizens and mayor of clearwater to F’ck off, that HE is the King of Clearwater. There is no more tick tock. The clock has stopped.

      • Poison Ivy

        I hope Clearwater fights back this time.

    • Missionary Kid

      Arrogance, Co$ is thy name.

  • WhereIsSHE

    Not shocking that no one has yet entered even a “special appearance” on behalf of defendants RTC and Miscavige for the purpose of contesting the jurisdiction of this court over their clients.
    By virtue of the statements released under the name of Karin Ka-Pouw to the press, one can readily gather that they are looking to contest (or are looking into the viability of contesting) service of process, as a more primary preliminary issue.

    The fact that the church has not “assumed the defense” of defendants Drake and Sloat –YET– is likewise not surprising, considering the above.The church does not want to outright admit to the connection with (i.e. the direction and control over) the activities of Drake and Sloat vis-a-vis Monique Rathbun, which would immediately subject them to the jurisdiction of the court (because both Drake and Sloat are Texas residents, IIRC).

    The problem they ultimately face –and that their counsel should take into consideration before forging into a losing battle– is that their connection with–and control over the activities of– Drake and Sloat vis-a-vis this campaign against Monique Rathbun is certain to come to light.

    it appears Miscavige learned NOTHING as a result of the Marrick/Arnold case.
    Perhaps he needs to clay model the words “EMBARRASING”, “UNETHICAL”, “MISCONDUCT” and “SETTLEMENT”.

    OR… perhaps he has.. and the silence thus far indicates that a similar type of resolution (i.e. a rapid settlement) is being discussed.

    Either way…
    Shorty Miscavige? Meet your newest neighbors: “TEXAS ROCK” …and …”A HARD PLACE”.

    I hate to wish time away… but September 12th cannot arrive quickly enough.

    • Robert Eckert

      “perhaps he has.. and the silence thus far indicates that a similar type of resolution (i.e. a rapid settlement) is being discussed” It does not matter whether Scientology is willing to enter a rapid settlement. The Rathbuns are not, and it takes two to tango. Nothing but a public humiliation will satisfy.

      • WhereIsSHE

        The only way for the defendants to verify that stance will be to attempt to engage in meaningful settlement negotiations.
        One who represents a party to a serious litigation matter does not read blogs in order to determine the intentions or “bottom line” or one’s opponent on the matter of case resolution.

        I know what has been said here, –and I know the history.

        As much as everyone else, I would love to see this go to verdict.

        But a settlement –which could include a clause about damages for any future documented surveillance/harassment activities (and which a court verdict cannot)–could satisfy the public humiliation factor as well.
        True- not in the same sense–
        But I wouldn’t fault Monique for going that route.
        Her obligation is to herself, first and foremost, when it comes to this very personal situation.

        • aquaclara

          Love your comments, WhereIsSHE…A twister of epic proportions is facing the cult.
          This could be quite a trial.

          IF Mosey settles, I encourage her to think big. They should ask for all their picked-over trash back, an end to harassment of every one of their friends and family members, a public banner of apology that has to fly for a year over every cult facility in the world announcing to the world that they are so sorry for spying on Mosey and scaring her family, and that everyone in the HOLE gets a public reprieve with a party bus that takes each of them to wherever they want to go. Just for starters.

          • Sunny Sands

            From something Marty wrote, I got the impression they were out $35,000 they had paid toward a lease/purchase option at their Ingleside residence when they had to move.

            • aquaclara

              Oh, add that to the list too.

        • Robert Eckert

          “a settlement –which could include a clause about damages for any future documented surveillance/harassment activities (and which a court verdict cannot)–could satisfy the public humiliation factor as well” A Gerry-Armstrong-like liquidated damages clause ($50,000 every time CoS does such-and-such) would be very humiliating to them if made public record– and the Rathbuns certainly aren’t going to agree to any non-disclosure agreement– but I would think (of course, I am just a blog reader/commenter myself) that it would not be sufficient, not without abject apologies conceding the wrongfulness of their conduct in most unambiguous terms.. I don’t see what is in it for CoS to attempt to negotiate.

          • WhereIsSHE

            What is in it for the CoS to attempt to negotiate is a LOT.
            The possible verdict value is HUGE, particularly in the exemplary damages (i.e. punitive damages) category.
            Factor in the cost of defense in addition to the verdict range, and then add the MEDIA COVERAGE. (They can call the Underground Bunker the “fringes of the internet” through the unheard “voice” of Pouw all they like. The fact is that stories first reported HERE are starting to catch on like wildfire throughout the net, and sometimes run into cable and msm network news.)

            The bad press this case is likely to generate is HUGE.

            No public apology will ever be received, whether they settle or not. Waste of time to hold out for one. What meaning would it carry, coming out of the mouth of a manipulative sociopath, anyway.

            • Poison Ivy

              Well, a public apology would mean some sort of admission of wrongdoing. Which symbolically would be HUGE.

              (Which is why you’re right, it will never happen.)

              I wouldn’t blame Mosey for settling either. She will want to get on with her life. However, I’m certain an NDA will NOT be something she or Marty will ever agree to for the future, and I can’t imagine COB paying out money to his arch enemy/nemesis without one.

              The Church is in a bad place here. Because once those detectives squawk – and they WILL squawk!! – they risk a horrible court case and verdict. A settlement, however, won’t shut up Marty and it also means paying money to someone COB would probably put a hit out on if he could.

              Go Mosey – you deserve justice, and a private peaceful life free from fear and harassment.

            • Observer

              I wonder if they’re going to depose Bert Leahy.

            • Robert Eckert

              They will not need to: Bert will surely be willing to make out a sworn affidavit for them if they need his evidence, or to testify at trial if it ever comes to trial. Depositions are generally for reluctant witnesses from the other side (the Scientologists certainly don’t want to call on him).

            • no_srsly

              I just read TO’s article about Bert & the Squirrel Busters in the VV April 2012 and agree THAT would be one hell of a deposition!

            • Robert Eckert

              “What is in it for the CoS to attempt to negotiate is a LOT.

              The possible verdict value is HUGE”

              Which is why the Rathbuns have no motive to settle for anything less than HUGE.

          • HyperionCorp

            I don’t think Marty will be satisfied until Miscavige is so humiliated that he has to resign.

            • Jgg2012

              I think that will be one of the settlement demands. . And Davey will NOT resign.

            • Missionary Kid

              Der Dwarfenfuehrer will never resign. His identity is too wrapped up in Co$. It’s not his money he’s playing with, it’s all the people who’ve been regged to death and overpaid for books and services.

            • ThetaBara

              Oh, but he THINKS it is his money!

            • Missionary Kid

              Yup. I’m hoping that his identity = Co$ ends up driving him nuts and bankrupt because he can’t psychologically separate the two.

        • Jgg2012

          actually, Mosey has been more than patient with these flying monkeys. She was never a scientologist. And if her husband did anything wrong, they should have sued him (and opened themselves up for counterclaims).

    • USA MRIID

      Which means that because the crime bosses won’t support and defend their henchmen, maybe the henchmen will make a deal to talk about Miscaviage ordering the crimes in exchange for being dropped from the civil suit.

  • chris

    This is exciting news!! I’m hoping the Sept 12 hearing will be explosive, embarrassing and harmful to the cult. I hope it gets a lot of coverage and I am praying Monique wins. NO ONE should have to endure the abuse she suffered the and the cult should be held accountable and forced to pay an exorbitant amount of money in damages. Go Monique! You’ve got thousands of people behind you, rooting for you and expecting a triumphant victory for you.

  • Artoo45

    Again with the theetie-weetie! Strange to have never heard it in all my years of cult watching and then come across it twice in once day, in Claire’s article and now in Karen’s video.

    • Captain Howdy

      I think it was John Brousseau, who said that he saw/heard SOB demean his father by calling him a “theetie weetie thetan”. LRH used the term in a lecture, I do believe.

      • HyperionCorp

        Is a theetie weetie like a goodie two-shoes?

        • Captain Howdy

          It’s LRH/DM code for “you’re a pussy”

          • Artoo45

            Exactly.

            • HyperionCorp

              Or, if you are the Minister of the New York Org, that you smell pussy

            • Artoo45

              Ooooh, bridge too far, Hyperion, bridge too far.

            • sugarplumfairy

              You have to see the video to understand.. I’d link it, but then I’d have to shower and I’m all nice and cozy now.. If you want to see it, google john carmichael head of new york scientology loses it…

            • HyperionCorp

              Check out the Reverend of Scientology at 5:35 in this clip:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwJAvMS1wnE

            • sugarplumfairy

              Aaaagghhhh!

        • sugarplumfairy

          Kind of.. But I think it means no confront..scibots do love their confront and shatter..

          • Sherbet

            Because they do it so well…

          • HyperionCorp

            I thought it was like a perfect score on the oxfurd persinaluty test

            • sugarplumfairy

              No such thing.. No matter what your score, you’ll still need scientology to fix you..

      • Eivol Ekdal

        THEETIE-WEETIE, 1. Slang. it’s from England, means “sweetness and light” (but they can’t face mest or any outness). Cannot go deeper into the bank than a thought. (LRH Def Notes) 2 . a person with a terribly high OCA who is absolutely for the birds. The Chart of Human Evaluation will tell you the truth.(7203C30)
        …clear as mud now right?

        • HyperionCorp

          “2 . a person with a terribly high OCA who is absolutely for the birds.”

          Haha! I was right!

        • Eclipse-girl

          “Sweetness and light” it sounds like a compliment to me.

        • filosofa

          I’ve never heard of Theetie-Weetie, outside of Sciloonery jargon. Thanks for that LRH Def Notes info – fascinating. Clear as mud indeed, incomprehensible gibberish… was he on drugs or something?

      • Observer

        Really? Source couldn’t come up with a better insult than that?

        • Artoo45

          Thuper thtupid theetie weetie thetan?

    • grundoon

      A derogation for someone who keeps higher toned than you and serenely shrugs off your attempts at finding their ruin / regging them / getting your stat at their expense.

      In the words of L. Ron Hubbard…

      Conditions correctly assigned alone can detect and eject SPs and DBs. So if we help so greatly, we must also in the same proportion be able to discipline. Near ultimate help can only be given with near ultimate discipline. Tech can only stay itself where ethics is correctly and ruthlessly administered. Admin like ours has to be high because our orgs handle the highest commodity-life itself. So our admin only works where tech is IN. And our tech works only where ethics is in…. Next door to the “theetie-weetie” case is the totally overwhelmed condition we call SP (suppressive person). It is so easy to live in a fairyland where nothing evil is ever done. One gets the image of a sweet old lady standing in the middle of a gangster battle with bodies and blood spattering the walls saying, “It’s so nice, it’s only a boy’s game with toy guns.” – HCO POLICY LETTER OF 20 OCTOBER 1967 – CONDITIONS, HOW TO ASSIGN

      theetie-weetie: someone who has the attitude that everything is all “sweetness and light” while not facing reality at all. –OEC – Out-Tech App Mar 91

      THEETIE-WEETIE CASE, 1. he operates in a totally psychotic way while being totally serene. The valence is all the way up at tone 40 and the pc is all the way down at minus eight. (SH Spec 2, 6105C12) 2 . a “sweetness and light” case at the extreme top of the graph who will go to graph bottom…. people are in “serene” valences (meaning they are wholly overwhelmed as a thetan). (HCOB 5 Jun 61) 3 . is high on the OCA/APA yet makes no progress…. (BTB 12 Jul 62) – Scn Tech Dict

  • richelieu jr

    Be sure and eat your Theety Wheaties folks!
    It’s an important part of your unbalanced mental breakfast!

    • Artoo45

      Theety Wheaties™! I’m crazy for ‘em!

  • aquaclara

    And in the meantime, while we dissect this timely report from Texas, I hope the harassment has ceased. Of course, if the cult could figure out how to take the heat off Mosey and still harass Marty, I’m sure they would. Sadly, Scientology does not learn that cult law WILL NEVER trump Texas law.

    Davey, their hats are real.
    The wagons are circling.
    Pack it in now, and get your ass out of the south.

    • WhereIsSHE

      On behalf of the Mid-Atlantic region, I’ll add a very northeastern, “And get the FUCK out of our neighborhood, too.”
      (Although in all fairness to you, you’ve pretty much accomplished that on your own two little feet. Look at the Philly org, why don’t you?? There’s NOBODY HOME, Dave. Last time the area scientologists attempted to protest the Anonymous protest… something like a total of 6 scientologists showed up, TWO of them being small children who had been dragged there by their brainwashed, robotic parents! You think you are expanding??? You’ve got one, lousy, little, storefront org in a city that is teaming with churches of other denominations. Christ, Davey… the QUAKERS have 3 meetinghouses in the city, and they are PACKED EVERY SUNDAY with people who are NEVER TOLD what to think or do. They go there and sit in silence with each other to connect with their “inner light” and to share the good company of their FRIENDS–who actually are their real friends. Don’t get me started on how many Presbyterian churches we have here– OK, it’s 22; Roman Catholic? Current count is 18; Baptist? a LOT. Plus all of the other denominations I won’t bother listing.)

      (I don’t speak that way in real life, kids. But it’s fun to get deep down and Philly dirty here from time to time.)

      • sugarplumfairy

        I do speak that way.. Unless there’s a nun around somewhere close by..

        • BananaSplits8

          Don’t sweat it. I have two nun aunts and I assure you, they get a vicarious kick out of it.

      • aquaclara

        Haha! Great rant on Der Davey!!!

  • richelieu jr

    Does all that computer animation about book sales that DM is going on about remind anybody else of Letterman’s Top Ten list lead ins?

    Top Ten Dwarves Who Lie With Statistics!

    • Missionary Kid

      I put that in the list of things said about DM
      Computer animation about book sales that DM is hyping: Top Ten Dwarves Who Lie With Statistics!
      It is an awkward fit, but that line is too good not to waste.

    • ze moo

      Daveys voice sounds like it would go over well on a sham-wow commercial. Or the Travolta chia-head….

  • Madora Pennington

    Scientologists have NO IDEA how crazy it is to belong to a church where you have NO IDEA what the management is doing, Actually, in Scientology you are FORBIDDEN FROM knowing how the church is run and what they are doing with donations.

    You know you’re in a cult when …..

    • Missionary Kid

      I edited that and put it in my list of things said about $cn:
      You know you’re in a cult when…you are FORBIDDEN from knowing how the church is run and what they
      are doing with donations.
      It’s long, but appropriate.

    • HyperionCorp

      LOL… a family member got our (protestant) priest fired for misappropriation of funds. There should be transparency built in to the system, and I thought that was required in non-profits. It’s kind of nuts to donate without any transparency.

  • Sherbet

    So, by the cos’s logic, contract crimes aren’t prosecutable? Huh?

    • USA MRIID

      The crime syndicate is going to claim they don’t know who their own henchmen are. Never heard of them.

  • dwayners13 .

    If this case goes to court & Davy-boy is put in a position where he has to testify, I’m thinking a ROAD TRIP is in order!! Texas may be a long way from the “vast cornfields of Canada” (Simpson’s reference), but it’s worth the drive to see that little man take the stand & answer questions from a lawyer . . . a WOG one at that. Seeing the veins on his temples pop out & almost rupture, as his head peeks over the witness box would be worth the gas money alone. I realize this may never happen, but just the idea of Miscavige having to lower himself to our standards & to that of the Wog justice system must be infuriating to him. Imagine the look on his face when he was told that he, the “Pope” of Scientology, Mr. Chairman of the Board, the Big Thetan, the King of the Clams, the Ruler of Teegeeack (okay, I’m getting carried way) was being sued, by a woman no less, in fact the wife of his arch-nemesis Marty “kingpin” Rathbun.
    The only really sad part of this whole thing is that there are probably a dozen or so Sea Org executives sitting in “the hole” nursing the fresh bruises they just received for “pulling this lawsuit in” with their out-ethics behaviour. They allowed their connections to SPs, cause them to be PTS which resulted in COB having to endure this enturbulation.

  • ze moo

    Nice of the judge to move things around to hear the case. Georgia should have news re the insurance fraud at Georgia’s NarCONons, and I do hope the Garcia suit has some more news by then. September is going to be fun..

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      SepTIMBER!

      • Captain Howdy

        Get’s my vote.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Must be my OT powers again. I wrote that right Before I read that little twit cut down the trees in Clearwater despite being told by city officials NO.

          • EnthralledObserver

            where did u read that? my jaw just dropped… again.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              http://www.tampabay.com/news/pinellas/

              Miscavige is out of control. It makes me wonder what else he has already done since he’s be in town that we just haven’t found out about yet. He must be getting frothy at the corner of his mouth and turning copper green. Rabid.

            • WhereIsSHE

              Disgusted, I am.
              Well.. what’s a couple thousand in fines to kill two healthy trees? Someone’s mortgage payment?? WTF does Davey care if one of his “parishoners” is left homeless. He’s a “BIGBOYBEING”.

              This cult is nothing but a “Lord Of The Flies” GONE WILD.
              There should be a Joe Francis-esque late night info-mercial selling videos of all the cra-cra things these “advanced beings” do.

              Chopping down healthy trees against direct orders from the municipality.
              Wearing stupid Squirrel-Buster tee-shirts and harassing innocent people in their homes.
              PAYING to sit in a room, hooked up to an e-meter, answering questions about their very private personal lives AND PRIVATE THOUGHTS.
              Playing a lunatic’s version of ADULT “musical chairs” in a trailer in the desert to amuse their tiny, sadistic “leader”.
              Applauding statistics (that are not only FALSE, but are ABSURD, like we are soooo expanding, that we have achieved the rank of “1/10 of 1 percent” !!!(or whatever ridiculous nonsense they were applauding)
              Showing the juxtaposition of Devon Campbell speaking about Hubbard’s completely insane ideas of “evolution” at a joint religious conference WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT the topic of MARRIAGE, and then showing her doing her PERP WALK for her part in a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and murder an innocent law enforcement officer.
              Etc, etc, etc.

              SCIENTOLOGISTS…. GONE… WILD!!!!!!!!!!
              I would buy it.

            • GlibWog

              Whereisshe.. Yep.. and Joe Francis was sentenced to 120 days in jail today ..Squawking that he won’t serve one.. Out on bail now.

              I think the one thing Scliooneytunes learned today is.. Don’t ask permission! Just pay the fine. Makes me absolutely sick.

              Great Post! Glibby

    • HyperionCorp

      If the judges don’t read the Bunker, they should hold themselves in contempt of court! This is the Source!

      • Jvm3

        Unfortunately, if the judge read the bunker he would have to recuse himself from the case. No one here should be happy if a biased judge ruled against Scientology.

        • HyperionCorp

          They can’t read investigative journalism? That’s news to me!

          • Jvm3

            Most of Tony’s work is factual investigative journalism. Some of the interviews he posts, like with Claire Headley, have a more subjective tone, with a sense of humor to the questions. I enjoy both of these types of Bunker articles, and I’m not being critical of Tony. But you can’t deny that his stance is very much anti-Scientology and the judge has to be impartial in presiding over the case. Plus, the comments section seems to be at least somewhat critical of Scientology.

            • HyperionCorp

              It’s a tough call. Don’t forget we’re talking about the prior Editor in Chief of the Village Voice. He’s incredibly fair and professional.

              And in terms of contacts and inside information, there is simply no other place to go, since he scoops every other journalist on the planet.

            • Jvm3

              Yeah, I wasn’t trying to be critical of Tony at all. Not saying he’s unprofessional or unfair. But he does write what’s widely considered to be the best anti-Scientology blog. I get where you’re coming from, we all want to see Mosey win this case. My only point was, any ruling or judgement from a biased or corrupt judge would be a loss, not a win. In any court or in any case.

            • HyperionCorp

              I get your point. Let’s hope the judge reads the blog anyway, and posts as “Guest”

            • Jvm3

              Haha, all right I guess that’s okay then. :)

            • SadinWA

              Haha! The comments section of the Bunker has made me want to throw my life away in order to have even a tiny part in the destruction of Co$ and DM.

              Yeah, it’s a damned shame, but the judge shouldn’t read this site.

  • HyperionCorp

    Mr. Jeffrey is well suited to battle the evil cult of Scientology. He has a special device which counteracts their FDA-unapproved E-meter.

    It’s called a Bullshit Detector.

  • i-Betty

    I only have time to make one quick comment :(

    Congratulations, Mr Jeffrey; it looks like your hard work is paying off. Good luck for Sept 12th, Mosey. You have our support.

    Karen, J and AGP….HYSTERICAL! I was literally laughing my head off. They are born comedians :D Laughter is the most powerful weapon. Speeding DM’s whiny voice up to ear-piercing pitch was inspired, AGP!

    Excellent, excellent article today, thank you. So funny.

    PS. OT8 is wonderful (and gr8!) :D

  • tetloj

    Good morning. Have posted this on yesterday’s post (my time) but in case people miss it – screen shot of Bodhi’s twitter feed last night. Apparently this twitter conversation has since been protected from me (low res image but you should still be able to make it out)

    • media_lush

      too low res for me I’m afraid

      • dbloch7986

        It’s a twitter version of the facebook post that Tony put up.

      • tetloj

        I can mail you a better image to your blog…was going to get the Woman’s Day again but don’t have access to a decent scanner at the moment.

        • dbloch7986

          Hehe i replied too. Let’s see how long before I am blocked lulz

          • media_lush

            I’ve been blocked from him for awhile now….. strangely Jabba’s tweets are appearing in his feed my end…. weird

            • dbloch7986

              just sign out of your account and you’ll be able to see his tweets

    • dbloch7986

      Here you go

    • Observer

      That Bodhi Elfman–what a thetan! Nobody can confront and shatter suppression like he can (well, as long as he can block people).

  • media_lush
    • Jeb Burton

      Do you have time for this when Suri is getting an ice cream?

    • SoMissDelicious

      I love Dlisted. The author is relentless about making fun of cruise and travolta

    • aquaclara

      Love the frequent mention of the cult in this contest, thanks!

  • dbloch7986

    Our friend Tetloj caught the Twitter version of Bodhi Elfman’s facebook post on Tony’s blog this morning. I couldn’t help but reply… (because as everyone knows. I have a huge mouth).

    • dbloch7986

      Also made a blog post about it

      http://askanex.wordpress.com

    • dbloch7986

      And now I am blocked LOL

      • aquaclara

        Love your guts!

        • wontons

          Derek, was yours the Jenna one? I’m also impressed by the one above yours…wonder if that person also got blocked.

          • GlibWog

            That is tetloj from the Bunker wonton..

            • tetloj

              I am but the deliverer of Observer’s awesome tidings.

      • Minion Gayle

        Totally worth it. Awesome response.

      • Mrs Libnish

        That was a good bit of fun!

    • Rachel Heidi

      Just a btw, fwi: the Elfman’s ARE, technically Jewish, his great-grandfather spoke good Yiddish… Though, as a Jew, I still find the statement offensive because IT ISN’T FUNNY! He sure didn’t inherit his dad Richard’s charisma (or uncle Danny’s talent).

  • HyperionCorp

    I wonder what will be more humiliating for Miscavige…. being deposed in court about his surveillance of Monique, or having to open the SuperPowerz Building for the world to ridicule endlessly.

  • KCT

    Exempt from court’s jurisdiction? Yet want federal tax exemption? Can’t pick and choose my friends, can’t pick and choose.

    • WhereIsSHE

      I love the snark. Truly, I do.

      But I have to clear this up so that there is no misunderstanding.

      FEDERAL tax exemption and STATE COURT JURISDICTION are two entirely different legal matters.

      The CSI (Church of Scientology, Int.) isn’t contesting the Texas STATE COURT’s jurisdiction. Per Tony’s report, an attorney from the law firm of Davis, Cedillo and Mendoza appeared in court on behalf of defendant CSI. And it was that attorney who informed plaintiff’s counsel of the likelihood that attorneys for the remaining defendant would be entering a “special” appearance (vs. the “general” appearance one enters when there is no objection to, e.g. jurisdiction of the court over a party) to specifically contest Texas’ jurisdiction over defendants RTC and Miscavige.

      Not saying that defendants RTC and Miscavige will prevail if they file motions to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction. Au contraire. This is no slam-dunk for them.

      A court may exercise “personal jurisdiction” over a non-resident defendant consistent with due process only if “he” or “she” has “certain minimum contacts” with the forum state “such that the maintenance of the suit does not offend traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice”. See International Shoe Co. v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 at 316. Fundamentally, the defendant must have conducted it/himself in such a way that it/he could reasonably anticipate being brought into court in the forum state.See Worldwide Volkswagen Corp v. Woodson, 444 U.S. 286 at 297.

      To establish “specific” (vs. “general”) jurisdiction, the requirement of showing “certain minimum contacts” can be met by demonstrating that the defendant COMMITTED AN INTENTIONAL ACT, DIRECTLY AIMED AT THE FORUM STATE, CAUSING HARM THAT THE DEFENDANT KNOWS IS LIKELY TO BE SUFFERED IN THE FORUM STATE.

      Accordingly, plaintiff-Rathbun must demonstrate the defendants RTC and Miscavige purposely directed their activities at her–a resident of the state– and that this litigation results from alleged injuries that relate to or arise out of those activities.

      Certainly the allegations set forth in the Complaint are sufficient, and when considering a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, the court MUST ACCEPT AS TRUE the plaintiff’s NON-CONCLUSORY, UNCONTROVERTED ALLEGATIONS and resolve all factual disputes in honor of the plaintiff. See C. Construction Co. v. City of Jacksonville, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51973 at *3-4 (E.D. Tex., July 18, 2007).

      One can guess that Miscavige is going to contest the allegations that he directed/controlled, etc the activities of surveillance, harassment, etc alleged in the Complaint.

      Pop your popcorn, kids.

      • Jvm3

        Complete with citations of previous rulings? Top notch work.

        • WhereIsSHE

          Thanks, but not really;)
          For example, every law student knows the “International Shoe” case by the end of the first year.
          And I know most people probably don’t care about such legal minutia, but I take pride in contributing to the level of informed discourse that carries on here, in the midst of the far more entertaining snark, and far more compelling historical and/or emotional contributions.
          (It’s way more fun to rant at Davey than to cite legal cases, but from time to time, I can’t deny my serious side.)

          Waiting to see what Ray J has up his sleeve (or how he develops the evidence through the discovery process) to establish jurisdiction, and then LIABILITY…and then… DAMAGE$$$$$$$$;)

          • Jvm3

            I always enjoy your posts and those of John P that provide the legal analysis of what is going on or what may be expected to come. I’d rather read that than to rehash how horrible DM is. We have alot of information and opinion on that. We need more of how he could actually be brought down through the court systems. Thanks!

            • WhereIsSHE

              =) You’re welcome=)
              Now I can feel good and go watch some killer tennis! Been missing too much of the U.S. Open because of Underground Bunker Addiction!!

            • Jvm3

              Spoiler alert: Serena wins women’s, Djkovic beats Nadal for men’s title.

            • WhereIsSHE

              LOL! That’s what everyone predicted for Wimbledon this year.. Serena for the Women’s Singles, and Novak for the Men’s!

              I happen to love Novak over Rafa (because Nadal’s OCD habits drive me crazy!)

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Wow, big upset for Stosur.

          • sugarplumfairy

            I’m just glad you’re on this side of the battle..

            and btw, If I ever join a cult and give away all my money and sense, and then meet an irresistible hunk of pedophile and decide to concoct a cockamamie helter skelter conspiracy to kidnap officers of the law and force them to prematurely vacate their meat bodies, I hope the government that I’m screwing with provides me with an A+++ attorney like you..

            • Jvm3

              That scenario sounds so familiar.. Also, you may be the first person to ever type “irrestible hunk of pedophile” on the Internet. But I lol’d.

            • WhereIsSHE

              ha!!!
              Well.. unlike some others here.. I have to say that, after reading the very detailed investigative report, I personally would not describe the person to whom you make reference (who got bail set at $200,000, btw) as a “hapless” “victim”, and I would have a difficult time living up to my professional obligation to represent her “zealously”.
              Glad and grateful that there are attorneys who take on the representation of “unpopular” defendants in criminal matters, but.. that aint me, Kiddo.

              I do work on cases for The Innocence Project, but we require proof of ACTUAL INNOCENCE, and do not develop cases on legal “technicalities”.
              I am all for the innocent being set free, but am likewise for the guilty to get their due.

            • sugarplumfairy

              Good! And I love that it doesn’t look good for her..

            • Jvm3

              I understood your analogy and know you weren’t proclaiming his innocence, but I had to take the opportunity to expand on this.

              The Boston Marathon bomber is only a victim in the minds of the followers of Alex Jones and his conspiracy theorist contemporaries. Infowars was so out in front of the story, that when CNN was still speculating “we don’t know, it could have been a transformer that exploded”, Jones had already tweeted that it was “fishy” and was a “false flag” attack. No one, not even the people on the ground directly affected, had any specific information on the attack at this point. But his story was already written: the U.S. did this to its own people. When his theory of U.S. military ops with “detonators” and Saudi’s being flagged by Homeland Security was proved false, he explained that he had scooped their cover and the “shadow government” had to desperately change their story and find new fall guys. It was a monumental victory against global tyranny!

              I only bring this up because there are millions of people who follow him daily, and many thousands believe he provides the only unfiltered and factual news in America. His brand is not journalism. His news is always distorted to further his goal of instilling fear and selling loyal listeners “survivalist” products at highly marked up prices. His listeners are subtley encouraged to stockpile weapons and to fear any and all government. Jones backs away from inciting real, direct violence, choosing instead to keep fear up and profits even higher. It is very much another cult for people here to watch out for and protest against.

      • KCT

        I know the really aren’t related. I was just meaning that I think it’s convenient that they want things that are in theory contradictory.

  • Joe Darks

    I am so happy to
    see Monique file this lawsuit, it’s a long time coming. If
    Monique can successfully make the restraining order against the COS and cohorts
    permanent, that will pave the way for all the others who have been harassed unmercifully. Then every time the COS breaks that
    restraining order they will have to deal with massive fines and jail time.

    How awesome will that
    be if COB himself has to get deposed!?!? Next step, on the witness stand! I am
    rooting for you Monique!

  • nottrue

    I love Karens videos. She looks like she is having a ball. Love to see her smiling and laughing. What that fucking cult did to her makes me sick.

    • Poison Ivy

      I’m glad she is doing so much to expose them. There is no way anything will ever make up for what she’s lost and what she’s been through (or what her poor son went through before his horrible death.) But she is making sure his life had meaning by spreading the word about the cult’s evil activities. She’s a courageous woman and COB messed with the wrong Mom yet another time.

      • aquaclara

        “COB messed with the wrong mom…yet another time.” So true. And Karen is so positive, so giving….you hafta love her!

        • KJP in Portland

          I have none but the utmost respect and awe for her.

    • GlibWog

      nottrue.. They are still fair gaming her.. I love her too.. and J Swift together.. Also can’t forget AGP.

    • Nevermore

      You can be sure that every one of her smiles is a knife straight to the heart (metaphorically speaking!) of the Mental Midget!

  • nottrue

    TONY O eddy frencher post has been hacked gone now its ok

    • Captain Howdy

      I just checked and it worked fine. Plus X Video is one of the best most respected free porn sites on the net.. so don’t worry, be happy.

      • HyperionCorp

        See- you learn all sorts of useful information here!

      • Jvm3

        So well respected, in fact, that it is the only porn site endorsed by the American Family Association!

  • USA MRIID

    “That lawyer said his understanding was that RTC and Miscavige will file special appearances to say that Texas courts have no jurisdiction over them.”

    These insane crooks think that *no* “wog law” or “wog court” has jurisdiction over them.

    • KJP in Portland

      I hope they DO have jurisdiction over them, and, wouldn’t it be a hoot if Texas issued warrants for their arrests if they no-show? Would Florida, California, Mars? extradite him? Would it be the beginning of the end? Would Miscavige be leading his little flotilla of ships all over the Caribbean, or elsewhere avoiding prosecution, a la LRH? Wouldn’t it further be great if more and more countries denied him port calls at the insistence of the USA, or the United Nations? One could only dream of these scenarios coming to fruition. Just my two cents.

      • Missionary Kid

        I don’t believe that a warrant will be issued, because this is a civil matter. However, if they don’t show, I believe the judge can issue a summary judgement against them, since they’ve been properly notified.

        • Robert Eckert

          They can’t be arrested for refusing to show up in court despite a finding of jurisdiction, but the court could issue a stiff injunction and heavy monetary judgment against them for their default. And if they defy the injunction, they are guilty of contempt, for which a warrant could issue.

          • Missionary Kid

            Thanks for stating it properly.

      • USA MRIID

        Problem is that David needs to be process served, doesn’t he? Or his lawyer needs to be served. David is not going to allow that to happen. The insane crook will demand that he never heard he was being sued.

    • Missionary Kid

      Naw. What the attorney is saying is that since RTC and Miscarriage don’t have business in Texas, Texas has no jurisdiction.

      It will probably take Ray Jeffrey about a nanosecond to dispose of that canard, but it will take a while for the judge to rule. It’s all a part of the delay, contest, delay, contest, delay, contest strategy of Co$.

      • USA MRIID

        Someone else pointed out that the syndicate has Federal tax exemption status, that could be grounds for the crooks “doing business” in Texas since they have offices there raking in the money from a few dimwits. Jeffrey will show that the syndicate has many names but that they’re all the same criminal enterprise, all run by a psychopathic violent dwarf.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’ll leave it to the attorneys to fight it out, but I’m not going to hold my breath. The wheels of justice grind slowly.

          Tick, tock, Davy.

  • USA MRIID

    I would LOVE to see David Miscaviage dragged up in front of a Judge. Count on him launching off in to a screaming rage about being ass fucked in public once again, like he did when Grady Ward and Keith Henson were raking the insane ringleader over the coals.

  • GlibWog

    Has something changed.. I’m not getting e mail notifications .. : / I don’t want you guys to think I’m ignoring you.. I just checked and I should be still be getting them but I’m not.. sigh

    checked my Spam folder Nothin… I know 8 sent me a couple and I didn’t get them..

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      God loves you. That’s why you are not getting notifications…!

    • Spackle Motion

      The email notifications are notoriously unreliable (in my opinion). I usually get notified about an hour after it is posted, and I usually stumble across a new post by lurking in the comments of the previous post.

      Sometimes I don’t get an email until hours after the post. Not sure why.

  • Jvm3

    Test

    • Jvm3

      Testing

      • Missionary Kid

        Retesting.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          A bit testy today, eh?

          • Missionary Kid

            A friend told me that, years ago, when a college professor was passing out tests, he said, “I’m the tester, so you know what that makes you?”
            Of course, the answer is testes.

  • Erica

    Good for her! She should never have had to endure this abuse. She is a class act and I’m sure will come across in court as just that. I wouldn’t blame her for taking a settlement, but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t honor anything saying she won’t speak. I hope Dave and the gang get what’s coming, I believe eventually he will and I give credit to the heroes that are making that happen.

    • Missionary Kid

      The neat thing about this is that even if she agrees to a gag order, Marty can still speak for her.

      • Erica

        Oh and he will!!!!! I can’t wait to see this play out. Better than the movies.

  • http://www.tingleff.org/jensting/muslinger/ Jens TINGLEFF

    Best Wishes to Monique and her legal team.From what we heard about the PIs formerly tailing Pat Broeker on the orders of David “he is NOT insane!” MIscavige, there seems to be a surprisingly thin veil between the top of the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology and the operatives on the street doing the harassing.

    “But the lawsuit says Marrick and Arnold dealt directly with Miscavige’s staff, not attorneys, and that Miscavige feared Broeker might one day try to reclaim his position.”

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/church-of-scientology-paid-two-private-investigators-millions-to-trail/1252846

    • Nevermore

      If they deal with his staff, does that mean it can be assumed that the orders came down from David “he is NOT insane, but is definitely not normal!” MIscavige, or does it have to be proved?

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Musing: Bullies are cowards. DM, by all personal accounts, is a bully. He has no formal education. His station in life and access to assets are completely based on controlling scientology by intimidation and the legal talents of high priced lawyers.

    He does not have good prospects for employment if he is no longer COB. The only thing that would make life tenable would be maintaining control of substantial funds.

    But. He is not personally entitled to these funds. They are not his. Anything beyond a reasonable salary would be inurement, ill-gotten and taxable. So if he were to lose his access to funds, either through being arrested and removed from control or fleeing, he would not be able, as an individual, to deal with IRS and the legion of lawyers going after him.

    On the other hand, If he absconds with funds, goes to bulgravia, he will be hunted not only by the international justice system, but by victims of scientology and an amazing variety of blood-thirsty mercenaries, con-men and thieves who have no moral reason to play nice while trying to gain control of the hundreds of millions they are sure to believe he has stashed.

    I doubt he can even pay off a big enough, mean enough mob. They will just decide to put him out of their misery and grab what he leaves behind.

    I don’t see he has very many viable options. I think he will try to use the remaining staff to circle the wagons and make some kind of stand. Will he take the coward’s way out?

    • Missionary Kid

      Unfortunately, as the (Fearless Leader) of Clamland, he can claim a large portion of the funds coming in as the {administrator} of the different organizations.

      Proving that the pay is unjustifiable, is the task of the IRS, and they’re pretty loathe to tackle any {religion}.

      I just hope that he’s comingled so many accounts or used them for his own enrichment that they can nail the SOB COB. Hey, that’s new nickname.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        But to do that, he would have to himself dissolve the legal fiction of the orgs and corporate being separate entities. He is only the COB of RTC. I don’t think he has any other official post for which he could be paid. Anything else would be under the table and illegal.

        As for an acronym, nickname and anagram: Bag Of Crap Chairman Of the Board: BOCCOB.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’m sure he’s got accountants slaving away.
          I just hope that the IRS catches on to all the legal fictions he’s created.

          • DodoTheLaser
            • Missionary Kid

              Thanks, I’d call them snails, because they leave a trail of slime.

            • Jvm3

              I feel bad for Ms. Yingling, her resume is too impressive to justify that fuzzy, glazed-over look. Something positive from the businessinsider link.. how pleasant can one look in a mug shot? Leona Helmsley is current champ, awaiting challengers.

            • DodoTheLaser
            • Jvm3

              Consigliere, Rinder names her! She must not be much of a war-time consigliere, just as Tom Hagen wasn’t in The Godfather. Or else they would not be losing the war. Thanks for the link

            • Jvm3

              This is the correct consigliere to choose for your criminal organization:

            • DodoTheLaser

              Welcome.

            • Bella Legosi

              Niiiiiice find Dodo!

          • Jvm3

            That’s exactly what it is: LEGAL fiction. The “church” receives tax-free funds to build orgs all around the U.S. and other nations under the guise of expansion and dissemination of religion. The fiction is that these orgs are serving a growing demand for their services. But it is legal and actually very business savvy. The orgs are real estate property, not churches, and they are only going to appreciate in value as the market slowly picks back up. It’s actually a very simple, smart move that some wog financial advisor probably spent hours explaining to him way back then.

            • Missionary Kid

              At least those are assets that can be attached when the {church} goes into the dumpster, for payment of judgements against it.

            • Jvm3

              True. Although in an “ideal” world, pun intended, the damages would be compensatory and pay back the people who funded the properties under a false pretense. Some ex-members may be due millions in punitive damages for specific abuses, but the overall majority of the money should just go back to the folks who were conned into funding the empty real estate holdings.

        • Graham

          “Anything else would be under the table and illegal.” Do you think that would stop him?

    • Once_Born

      Well put. I believe that he won’t take the money and run, because his whole self-image is base on his position as COB and, even if he did, would not be able to do it properly.

      I think that the only feasible possibility is that Miscavige will copy Hubbard by administering the CofS from exile (in a country lacking effective extradition, or on the high seas).

      Of course, when Hubbard tried to do this, he became dependent on others for accurate information – and lost power when Miscavige and others learned that he could do what they liked by feeding misinformation to the old fraud.

      It would be a wonderful irony if history repeated itself.

    • ze moo

      The dwarfenführer has a prepared platinum parachute. He won’t be saying ‘you want fries with that’ when he skips. Psychologically, I don’t see him leaving the CO$ while he is on his feet.

  • i-Betty

    Wow!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/i-also-auditioned-to-be-tom-cruises-wife-says-second-former-scientologist-8786726.html

    “A former Scientologist has claimed that she was one of several women “auditioned” as a potential wife for the actor and Scientology stalwart Tom Cruise before his marriage to the actress Katie Holmes…..”

    Search for Independent Newspaper UK if you’re reluctant to click :)

    [edit]

    Lol…eh?…what…?

    Second paragraph:

    “In an article published simultaneously in the Australian magazine Women’s Day and The Underground Bunker, a blog about Scientology by the journalist Tony Ortega, Anette Iren Johansen claimed the audition took place in Copenhagen in 2005.”

    So I assume you already know!

    • Cheryl

      It’s a start , I hope they will follow it up with a piece on the abuses of the church, it’s disappointing when the stories over here are mostly about the celebrity aspect of Scientology but it is a start. From small acorns and all that. …and at last a ‘proper’ newspaper not just the Daily Mail.

    • filosofa

      Hey – i-betty, I saw you and Nevermore there. Just been on an up-vote binge.

      • Nevermore

        It’s a bit less stressful than arguing with some lunatic prick on the comments of the Telegraph article! ;-)

        • filosofa

          Great comments- wanted to join in, but work calls. Hope to see you there v. soon.though.

          • i-Betty

            Hehe, thanks Filo, wasn’t Nevermore great? I had just 5 minutes before I had to shoot out for the day so my comment was really brief. You held the fort down so well in my absence, Never :D

            Ace job with the upvotes, Filo! xxxxx

  • Jeb Burton

    NY Daily News has story on cult opening center in Harlem. Big bold headline on their website.

    • Eivol Ekdal
      • Espiando

        The New York Daily News, eternally scrounging for the middle ground between the Post and the Times, and failing miserably as usual. Building something in a “rough-and-tumble area of Chicago”? The vacant-for-seven-years Idle Morgue is in the South Loop. It’s still mostly old warehouses, but it’s within walking distance from Printers’ Row and some of the most expensive gentrified real estate in the city. Fortunately, it’s not in any direction that anyone walks in from Printers’ Row.

        Hey, Daily News reporters, if you want to cite something about Chicago, don’t claim to be an expert because you change planes at O’Hare once a month.

      • ze moo

        The mentions of Operation Clambake and the lunacy of Tom Cruise are welcome. At last a balance to ‘the straight up and vertical expansion’ lies of the clams.

    • aquaclara

      Big headlines, lots of pictures and an article critical of the cult. Quite a turnaround…..

  • Krew13

    I’m genuinely curious. Is that dickweed Cruise aware of this stuff or do they shield their poster boy from all of it? I’m certain he does know but has been so successfully brainwashed that he thinks it’s all lies brought by bigots and “racists” (Sciloons are a race now?!). Either that or he fully approves of such evil stalking and harassment.

    I wish Hollywood would have nothing to do with this prick over his involvement with these thugs and crooks. It always disappoints me when respected people like Brad Bird and JJ Abrams associate with this douche. Spielberg came to his senses and ended their friendship when Top Gun tried to tell him and his wife how they should live their lives.

    If there’s one positive it’s the fallout from Katie Holmes escaping that prick. It guarantees no famous Hollywood actress will touch him with a bargepole. If he wants to audition potential wives, they’ll have to already be fully brainwashed Sciloons. But I’m sure it won’t be long before he’s on TV again telling us he’s met the love of his life and that he really loves her and loves women and loves being with women and loves his new love and looks forward to loving her for the rest of his many lives.

    • ze moo

      Mr. Center Tooth has the ability to find out anything, just like we do. That he chooses to remain in the clam soup and support his ‘big being’ friend Miscavige, makes him as guilty as any überstürmbahnführer. It Tom Cruise ‘marries’ again, it will be with a much more nasty pre-nup, and a mandatory lobotomy.

      How the hell can anyone believe in Xenu, body thetans, sweating out drug ‘residues’ and the infallibility of Lroon? The Red Queen could believe a thousand impossible things before lunch, but you don’t have to.

    • Mrs Libnish

      He knows enough so that he should be ashamed of himself. He knows that Sea Org slaves have done massive amounts of work on his personal toys and homes for FREE. He also had the gall to tell Nazanin Boniadi that he was number two under Tiny Fists….oh he knows, alright.

      • Krew13

        Cruise is definitely a number two.

        • Jgg2012

          And Davey is some number one.

    • Guest

      Mon tom cruise wont come out out of the closet. Lolol

    • Sydjazz

      Mom, tom cruise wont come out of the closet

    • Spiderpope

      He knows. It’s impossible that he doesn’t know about the abuses going on within the Cult. He’s just so brainwashed and in awe of Miscavige, he doesn’t care or see them as wrong.

      I’ve reached the point where i will no longer pay to watch movies featuring Tom Cruise. We’ve all heard of his various demands while filming – having his own little cult shack provided to try to spread the idiocy to the other cast and crew for example – and we know where his money is going.

      So i refuse to support his career. Sure it makes little difference but at least i know i’m not contributing to a destructive cult.

  • Krew13
  • mook
    • aquaclara

      Thanks for the links. Excellent comment from Marc Headley in the story.

    • Bob

      Mook, Sorry to say that the forum seems to have no idea what is going on with that mission. It is far from floundering and does not seem to be following any of the disastrous paradigms that make ideal orgs, morgues and mausoleums. The Los Feliz mission building was built from scratch and cost much less to construct than those white elephants that have to be renovated. This particular group is an anomaly.

  • Cymboli

    Forcing Drake and Sloat to go on their own is a risky gamble. Even if they signed a contract which prohibits them from speaking publically about CO$, the cost for their own defense combined with the stress of the trial just might be enough to make them spill…

    • aquaclara

      I agree. And even if they signed something, that doesn’t hold up in a courtroom. I hope they spill.

  • Krew13

    I’m sure Her Royal Governor, Nancy Cartwright, is donating to the COS legal fund at this moment. She’s going to be a god, don’t you know!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr7N4nGe7pc

    • Eivol Ekdal

      says it all really ” God to me though is….I am striving to be that God”

    • Sydjazz

      She is seriously mental. She killed my love of the simpsons.

  • L. C. Spencer

    I can’t admire Monique highly enough. NERVES OF STEEL.

    Man, everything is so different from just a few years ago. Vive la difference!

  • Sydjazz

    Go monique. Beat there asses.