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The History of Scientology’s Weird Vaults — The Bizarre Battlefield Earth Connection!

Trementina Base's "Vault House," a prop that covers up the vault entrance itself.

Trementina Base’s “Vault House,” a prop that covers up the vault entrance itself.

Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and on Saturdays he’s helping us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet.

THE BUNKER: Jon, new photography of the Trementina Base in New Mexico has people talking about Scientology’s vaults again. The underground vaults are built and operated by a church entity known as the Church of Spiritual Technology, or CST. Shelly Miscavige’s mysterious existence — probably at CST’s HQ in the mountains above LA — also has the press talking about CST.

CST is a weird animal when it comes to the rest of the Scientology organization. As you pointed out last week, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard left a huge amount of money to CST when he died in 1986 — half a billion dollars — plus the copyrights and trademarks to his works, and that makes CST a key entity. But CST’s actual activities — building vaults to store copies of Hubbard’s works so they survive a nuclear holocaust — are bizarre and very separate from the rest of the church. We wanted to try and trace the reasons why. With your help, and that of a surprise guest, we were stunned by what we learned — and we’ve saved the best for last.

ScientologyMythbustingThe operation of these vault facilities in California, New Mexico, and now Wyoming almost seem quaint. The New Mexico property, for example, is basically set in amber. One house which is essentially a prop to cover up the vault entrance, and another, larger house that sits empty while waiting for LRH to return. One or two CST employees live at the place, while the rest of it just sits dormant. Marc Headley tells us that the archive project — to put Hubbard’s words on steel plates and his lectures on gold discs — was completed long ago, and those materials may only take up small portions in each of the vaults.

JON: CST got the money because it seemed the most likely to gain tax exemption. The money can then be shuffled about, just as it is between the hundreds of other corporations which make up the fictitious entity known as the Church of Scientology. Although Scientology’s lawyer, Sherman Lenske, registered CST, it has been run by various executives of that fictitious church — at the outset by Lyman Spurlock, Maria Starkey, and Rebecca Hay, who all had positions in other Scientology entities. Maria Starkey, wife of Norman, was the receptionist (!) at Author Services, Inc. (Hubbard’s literary agency), before joining the board of CST. Rebecca Hay had also been at ASI. I suspect that the usual practice of taking undated, signed resignations from board members, lest they suddenly become Suppressive, worked for CST just as it does for the other entities.

I think that CST was initially a way of channeling money out of the “religious” corporations to Hubbard, one of many back doors established over the years.

THE BUNKER: Last year, with the help of the only former CST employee ever to give a press interview, Dylan Gill, we published a lengthy piece about CST, with maps to all of its vaults. Now, another facility is being built in Wyoming. Some of the CST facilities have vaults, some do not, and three of them feature giant CST logos (interlocking rings) visible from the air. (Gill told us the logos were designed to help L. Ron Hubbard’s returning “thetan” — or spirit — find its way home.)

CST's properties: 1. The CST Headquarters compound, which has a vault. 2. Creston Ranch, where L. Ron Hubbard lived his final days (CST logo, but no vault). 3. Lady Washington Mine (vault only). 4. Petrolia, CA (logo and vault). 5. Trementina Base, New Mexico (logo and vault). 6. Sweeney Ranch, Wyoming (under construction).

CST’s properties: 1. The CST Headquarters compound, which has a vault. 2. Creston Ranch, where L. Ron Hubbard lived his final days (CST logo, but no vault). 3. Lady Washington Mine (vault only). 4. Petrolia, CA (logo and vault). 5. Trementina Base, New Mexico (logo and vault). 6. Sweeney Ranch, Wyoming (under construction).

 
Meanwhile, the crises gripping Scientology are about as far away from those vaults as can be: Miscavige and his Ideal Orgs, Super Power, and donation fatigue, all centered at Flag, the spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. That’s the story of Scientology today, not sleepy CST.

But why is CST digging these vaults anyway? That’s something no one ever seems to explain. But we think we have a clue.

There’s a hint of it in the 1938 letter you excerpted here last week, which Hubbard wrote to his first wife, Polly. Look again at these words: “I have high hopes of smashing my name into history so violently that it will take a legendary form even if all the books are destroyed.” (Emphasis ours.)

JON: Exactly what I meant to say.

THE BUNKER: Isn’t that an odd sentiment to include in a letter to your wife? Not only the notion of smashing your name into history, but the idea that the world’s books — its knowledge — are somehow threatened?

JON: Hubbard is a godsend for anyone wanting to study the narcissistic personality. He couldn’t restrain himself, not simply when talking to his wife. His recommendation of Bolitho’s Twelve Against the Gods as his “favorite book” should scare anyone who continues to believe in him. As I said in Blue Sky, if it had been written after WWII, Bolitho would definitely have included Hitler. Hubbard wanted to be celebrated. And I’ve been happy to oblige.

THE BUNKER: Fast forward to 1945, and the post-war Hubbard is struggling to find something to do after his discharge. It’s at that time that he, apparently with some involvement from Robert Heinlein, began promoting a notion he called “The Federation of Atomic Scientists.” By 1951, Hubbard was calling the scheme “Allied Scientists of the World,” and the FBI was looking into it, as detailed in some fine research by Caroline Letkeman.

JON: Very interesting. Hubbard was a prolific starter of scams (though not so good at finishing his “cycles of action” but, as he pointed out, this is characteristic of anti-social personalities).

THE BUNKER: A news clipping from the time describes the plan, which comes off sounding like a simple shake-down attempt of scientists gullible enough to be interested in Hubbard’s scheme. But what caught our eye was this line about one thing the Allied Scientists were supposedly planning…

Also the organization announced it planned to compile and build an atomproof library of vital scientific information, and to take a hand in the government’s plans for civil defense. Solicited scientists were told the organization, once it got going full steam, would be turned over to the United Nations.

So Hubbard, at least as early as 1951, had the idea of constructing an underground vault to protect the world’s scientific knowledge — or at least, he saw the value in such an idea to get money from other people.

As far as we can tell, Jon, this idea died in 1952, and it was never brought up as something Scientology might get involved in. Not until, that is, Hubbard ordered the corporate reorganization of Scientology in the early 1980s while he was in seclusion.

JON: He came and went with various anti-nuclear options, including “Dianazene,” a pill purported to protect against radiation damage, which brought unwelcome attention from the FDA (and resurfaced in the Purification Rundown). Maybe he was trying to complete this “cycle of action,” after all. Though the only significant material would be his own, because, as he somewhat immodestly said, his was the only advance in the field of the mind in 50,000 years (what advance happened then, he failed to tell us).

THE BUNKER: So in 1982, CST is born as one of the new entities of Scientology’s byzantine corporate structure, and it has the task of digging vaults and storing not the world’s scientific knowledge, but Hubbard’s “technology” for safekeeping. It seems utterly disconnected from what Scientology had been doing for 30 years at that point.

JON: What a fantastic way to move money around, though. The Orgs all accumulate debt to those above them — so Saint Hill, for instance, has been practically bankrupt for most of its existence, because it cannot meet the charges for training its personnel. The money was moved out of the “mother church” — the Church of Scientology of California — before the Wollersheim case closed. The properties are owned by the Building Investment Committee — after CST the only corporation to be substantially in credit (and they’ve made some very bad investments, over the years). But a project with many sub-contractors would be ideal, if you wanted to move cash around. Amazing how expensive titanium boxes for storing steel etchings can be. Of course, the gold will have peeled off the laser discs long before the promised “forever,” and the first project was undertaken before DVD technology (whoops).

THE BUNKER: Most Scientologists we’ve talked to, whether in or out of the church, give hardly a thought to CST. “Yes, the archive project,” is about all they’ll say, like it’s something the church just does like pay its electric bill.

CST, it seems to us, is one of the most spectacular, bizarre enterprises in the history of American “religion” — at the same time that it is completely unimportant and disconnected from the crises that are tearing apart Scientology.

 

The CST logo, carved into the desert at the Trementina Base, New Mexico

The CST logo, carved into the desert at the Trementina Base, New Mexico

 
JON: I couldn’t agree more. It is a bizarre story. Imagine the followers of Mary Baker Eddy building a facility to store all of her work. Well, yes, just like Scientology it would go on a single hard drive, but, heck, let’s dig up the desert, so that when Elron Elray comes back with the mothership, he’ll be able to remember what he’s already said. The Buddha had a rather different take. He said that it didn’t matter if all the dhamma were to be lost, because it is true, so will be rediscovered. Krishnamurti’s followers boasted that his teachings would never be lost, because they had videoed his lectures. Krishnamurti, however, seemed to think that rather than following anyone, it is better to observe your own mind…

THE BUNKER: We are aware that some researchers believe that the vaults are being prepared for some kind of end-of-the-world scenario where the top church executives can scramble to be sealed underground, along with the church’s celebrities, who have purchased space in the vaults. It’s nutty stuff, and it just doesn’t fit with the actual evidence — we’ve seen little indication that Scientologists are “preppers,” or that John Travolta and Tom Cruise are awaiting the signal to burrow underground.

JON: I like the idea of putting the Scientology celebrities in a vault. Don’t knock it.

THE BUNKER: The other thing that excites some people is the identities of CST’s directors, and a notion that the IRS or the CIA “took over” Scientology in the mid 1980s while Hubbard was in seclusion through CST’s shadowy leadership. It’s in the CST’s bylaws, for example, that for a payment of $100, CST could take back the use of the trademarks and copyrights from the Religious Technology Center — RTC essentially runs Scientology day to day. So with that kind of leverage, are the unknown directors of CST the real power behind the organization?

Well, we have some interesting news. Because CST is actively working on a new facility in Wyoming, it was required to apply for status with Wyoming’s Secretary of State. And because of that, we now have the current list of directors and officers of CST:

President: Russell Bellin, Secretary: Jane McNairn, Treasurer: Arthur Bolstad

And the three directors are the same: Russell Bellin, Jane McNairn, Arthur Bolstad

We have previously reported that Bellin, the Commanding Officer of CST, spent years in “The Hole” — Scientology’s bizarre office-prison at the International Base near Hemet. Miscavige, we are assured, wields similar control over the other two, McNairn and Bolstad.

So are these the people with the secret power to usurp David Miscavige and take over Scientology?

DENISE BRENNAN: That goose chase you’re on — that’s what we tried to make people do, lead them to follow that paper trail and think they were on to something. The people who think they’re following the power of control by looking at the lists of directors for CST are falling for the sham we set up.

THE BUNKER: Thanks for joining the discussion, Denise. If there’s anyone who understands what the Scientology corporate “sort-out” was all about in the early 1980s, it was you. You were the one overseeing the drawing up of the corporate bylaws and creating these entities as a member of the Watchdog Committee and prior to that. So please, tell us about the creation of CST, and what its purpose was.

DENISE: CST was designed to be the final backup when everything else went down. It was something that was supposed to be completely off the command lines, even more than RTC. So if a local org was sued on a fraud claim, and that lawsuit somehow managed to rope in CSI (the Church of Scientology International), and then even RTC — taking years to get there legally — well guess what, there would be one entity that you could never get to: CST. You could never get to CST because it wasn’t giving any orders.

THE BUNKER: So it was designed to be a final, untouchable entity in case everything else collapsed.

DENISE: If RTC was removed, all we had to do was pay the 100 dollars, and CST could pull the trademarks. It’s the ultimate protection. If you put all the church’s money into CST, how would anyone get to it? If there was a $100 million judgment against the LA Org, and it somehow got to CSI and RTC, how the hell would it get to CST?

THE BUNKER: It’s just a protection scheme.

DENISE: I think the mistake people make is thinking that there’s some brilliance in this setup. It was only created to protect the assets.

THE BUNKER: So the apparent layers of control — the officers, directors, trustees, special directors…

DENISE: All a sham. The special directors — they had no authority. It looks like they have power, but they have no power at all. Pursuant to the CST bylaws the primary things they were charged with looking into were ensuring that CST qualified for tax benefits. And the regular directors who had to be Scientologists in good standing could overrule them at will. Throughout organized corporate Scientology we had undated resignation letters from all corporate trustees, directors, and officers. We used to go up to directors with meeting minutes already typed up and have them sign them without reading them. All of the corporate papers and layers of directors — it’s all just a scam that has nothing to do with who really runs Scientology. Who runs Scientology is David Miscvaige, and he controls it through the Sea Organization.

THE BUNKER: In 2002, former Scientology spokesman Robert Vaughn Young prepared an affidavit for a court hearing, and in that affidavit he said the same thing you are (here’s our 2008 story about it). He used Scientology’s own documents to prove that the Sea Org — which has no legal corporate existence — has the power to take over any Scientology entity with no notice whatsoever. And the person who has the highest rank in the Sea Org is David Miscavige. The morning that affidavit was going to be introduced in a court hearing in Los Angeles in May 2002, the church, which had been fighting Lawrence Wollersheim for more than 20 years, suddenly showed up with a check for almost $9 million to prevent the hearing from happening and to end the case.

DENISE: Vaughn pegged it. He was exactly right.

THE BUNKER: OK, so CST is a final shell to protect assets, but why the hell is it digging vaults? Where did that idea come from?

DENISE: Steve Marlow was my superior when I was on the initial corporate sort-out missions before I took it over from him. When we were coming up with CST, he had me read Battlefield Earth. The story referred to underground bunkers of previous civilizations. I was told that that was what we were going to be doing.

THE BUNKER: Wait a minute. CST’s goofy vaults come from BATTLEFIELD EARTH?

 

"That's first intelligent thing I've heard yet" -- Terl

“That’s the first intelligent thing you’ve said yet!” — Terl

 
DENISE: Steve didn’t say that Hubbard had given the order, but clearly he had. I was told to read Battlefield Earth, during study time, and to get an idea of the underground vaults and how the tech was going to be preserved against anything. I don’t know if it was just a scam by Hubbard, but everyone accepted it. OK, we need to build underground vaults, so let’s get it done.

THE BUNKER: Battlefield Earth had just been published, in 1982, when CST was created. And the vaults, from the beginning, the idea was just to preserve Hubbard’s ideas for future generations?

DENISE: Yeah. The vaults in Battlefield Earth maybe were an imperfect analogy. We weren’t planning for a doomsday so 50 people could live in the vaults and run the world from bunkers. It was to preserve the tech, not house people.

THE BUNKER: You’re an amazing help, Denise. And now we know why CST digs holes in the ground. Because Jonnie Goodboy Tyler needs somewhere to store Dianetics against the invasion of the Psychlos.

 
 
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Karen de la Carriere on OSA and PR Spin!

Another great video from Karen de la Carriere, J. Swift, and Angry Gay Pope — made in Hollywood, California!

 

 
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InsideScientologyCoverTHE PAPERBACKS ARE COMING!

After a long delay, Janet Reitman’s 2011 hardcover, Inside Scientology, has finally come out in paperback! Go here to read our original review of the book, and our interview with Janet. And you don’t have long to wait for Jenna Miscavige Hill’s memoir, Beyond Belief, to follow suit (on September 17), and Lawrence Wright’s great history, Going Clear, on November 5!

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 31, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Nevermore

    Every time I read a little bit more, $ciloonery seems more and more like a weird, convoluted money laundering scheme crossed with a cult. And I’m sadly unsurprised that the aim behind all these vaults is to preserve the assets and not the people. That does seem to be the $ciloon way. But it’s good that someone has finally set out in stark terms that McScabbitch runs everything through the SO. Something for pursuers of future lawsuits to remember!

    ‘I like the idea of putting the Scientology celebrities in a vault.’ So do I Jon, so do I. Let’s see how long it would take them to go batshit with only Ron’s scribblings to keep them occupied.

    • WildaBeast

      I wonder if they would be able to eat them when the food ran out…probably give them all indigestion after the first page…

    • dwayners13 .

      I have a feeling there aren’t too many people who would line up to get locked in a vault with Tom Cruise & David Miscavige, especially for an extended period of time. I know I would rather take my chances surviving the radiation from a nuclear holocaust outside the vault rather than being lock up with these two sociopaths. Several scenes from the ‘Lord of the Flies’ comes to mind.

  • DodoTheLaser

    The irony. Thank you Denise. You are free now.

    Fiction it’s not.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Ironic indeed! Hi Denise. Okay, now you Must sit down and tell your stories. No need to type, just talk and record. I can’t wait to buy it! The early to mid 80’s is when the mass exodus began. Thousands were fleeing as if from a bad movie with scary monsters that weren’t so fearsome as they were creepy. Who knew we were all fleeing from Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and Terl? I’m going to be bursting out laughing all day. People next will be slowwwly moving away.

      Celebs in a Vault. And so a new meme was born. That’s why we love ‘ya, Jon. Speaking of whales…

      http://i39.tinypic.com/f44hgx.jpg

  • sugarplumfairy

    “…we had undated resignation letters from all corporate trustees, directors, and officers. We used to go up to directors with meeting minutes already typed up and have them sign them without reading them…”

    It’s just amazing to see the mechanics of this thing up close and personal..

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Yes, resignation letters come in Very handy in this , um, not church.

      • WildaBeast

        Can you even imagine being a director of ANY other organization in the world and knowing that you have an undated, signed resignation letter sitting in a drawer somewhere? You come in to work one day and you’re told, “Oh, no, you resigned as of last week!” WTF?! This has got to be pretty much unique in the history of everything, everywhere.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Clear back in 1940 Paramount forced the Fleischer brothers to sign undated letters of resignation in exchange for a major loan to keep their studio afloat. In 1942 the resignations were evoked and Max and Dave Fleischer were kicked out of their own studio. (They created Betty Boop and Out of the Inkwell and produced the great Popeye and Superman cartoons of the 1930s and early 1940s.)

    • FLUNK_101

      I forgot about that. That one way if knowing you can be fired at anytime when your boss already has your resignation letter!

      Jon Atack is great. I like how he reminded us of how Hubbard wanted to “smash his name into history.”

      It got me thinking …

      Andy Warhol imagined a world where everyone would be “famous for 15 minutes.”

      Who’s more famous, Hubbard or Warhol?

      Within Scientology, everyone wants their “piece of blue sky.” It’s a fantasy.

      The idea of being famous for only 15 minutes is a fantasy as well. If someone is truly famous, how could they be forgotten in 15 minutes? But the idea is appealing. It’s the concept of fame in a mass media world stretched to the breaking point.

      So is Scientology, in a sense. It’s the idea of religion stretched to the breaking point where it becomes something else, something criminal, and it breaks your bank account.

      Both ideas have to do with self-perception. Scientology gives you a brand new “self-symbol” – in Scientology, you are a “thetan” – a spirit attached to a physical body.

      Being famous for 15 minutes is an idea which appeals to our sense of who we are in a modern world, but I think that’s because it appeals to how we see ourselves inside.
      The idea has more to do with our internal lives projected out onto the world, which is the essence of art.
      Freud emphasized that much of mental life is unconscious; it becomes conscious only as words and images.
      There’s a lot of processing of information that goes on which we are not consciously aware of.
      Your ears are working all the time, but there’s a lot you don’t hear because you were thinking about something else.
      So, for a thought, an image or a sound to take “center stage” in your mind, it’s like becoming famous, and then the thought fades.
      This is almost like watching television … and I think it was very astute of Warhol to notice this … words and images grab our attention and then they are soon replaced.

      • Jgg2012

        I think that it’s easier to be notorious than famous. How many peaceful new religious movements can you name? OK, now, how many sinister organizations can you name (Nation of Islam, Scientology, Al Qaeda, Westboro Baptist Church, Symbionese Liberation Army…)

      • CraftLass

        I’ve often thought that with that phrase Warhol was prophesizing reality television, specifically. lol And the internet, of course. The latter is the ultimate in mass media and the former is the result of that stretching you mention.

        I have always adored the irony, though, that Warhol will likely be very famous for as long as the human race survives. Maybe even beyond that. And that quote will keep him famous even if everyone forgets every piece of art he ever created.

        The notion that Hubbard might be as well, on the other hand, is simply depressing except as a warning to future humans to beware scams and those who create and perpetuate them.

        • FLUNK_101

          Interesting points, Craftlass.
          I was recently reading an essay by Daniel Dennett called “Real Consciousness.” He uses Warhol’s quote as a metaphor for consciousness.
          It’s from a book of essays called “Brainchildren.” If you’re interested, here ‘s the PDF:

          http://newstar.rinet.ru/~goga/biblio/dennett/brainchildren.pdf

          • CraftLass

            Thanks, Flunk! Looks fascinating, excited to check it out further. :-)

      • sugarplumfairy

        Warhol is def more famous..

    • Cat Daddy

      http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?32803-Front-page-news-story-Trementina-Base-covered!&p=837691&viewfull=1#post837691

      “When I was given a tour of the “LRH Preservation Project” display, they
      had a little mock-up of what it would be like when finished. We were
      ushered into a “vault” where they had one LRH lecture on a “gold disk”.
      It was on, essentially, an LP disk – you know, physical, not digital.
      The player was just a phonograph player, but powered by solar and
      hand-cranked and “oh, so special”. I’m sure you could have put any old
      vinyl LP record on it, and it would have played just fine. Primitive
      technology — but I guess that was the point. Civilization has collapsed
      and there are no more computers, you could still “listen to LRH’s
      wisdom” with nothing more than your own hand-cranking.

      Yeah, it was and is a complete scam.

      Bill”

  • Nevermore

    Watching the video – and wondering again who and where are all these millions of people they claim to have reached with their booklets etc? I’ve never seen any (that I’ve not Googled for) and none of my friends and/or family have either. So, where are all these lucky enlightened people??

    • BosonStark

      There must be 83 million people in a vault somewhere, clutching their The Way to Happiness pamphlet. Without Sciloontology, there would be no happiness!

      • Nevermore

        I would clutch it too, if I was stuck in a vault and needed toilet paper!

      • RMycroft

        Seven cents on every TWTH pamphlet go directly to the Church of Spiritual Technology (operating as the LRH Library). According to documents, they can mass-print those for 14 cents each, so 21 cents total, and they charge the members how much? That assumes that all those claimed TWTH pamphlets are actually printed and dumped on troubled areas.

  • 1subgenius

    Never heard before what Hubbard’s favorite book was.
    Must read.

    • Gerard Plourde

      I’m curious about that as well. The book apparently is only available in print form (no e-book). There doesn’t seem to be a lot about Bolitho himself.The most extensive entry I could find was this one on something called Spartacus Educational.

      http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jbolitho.htm

      • cicely neville

        i found him on wikipedia – I think – it was a while back. Very weird duck.

      • grundoon

        William Bolitho was the pen name of Charles William Ryall (1890-1930), born in Droitwich, England. He took the pen name of William Bolitho from his uncle, William Bolitho Ryall.

        He is briefly mentioned in the biography Stalin’s Apologist:Walter Duranty: The New York Times’s Man in Moscow by S. J. Taylor: “During this time [1917], Duranty made the acquaintance of [Bolitho,] a young man who had just begun reporting for the Manchester Guardian…. He became a junior lieutenant and fought at Ypres, a scene of some of the most ferocious fighting in the war…. Duranty credited Bolitho with teaching him “nearly all about the newspaper business that is worth knowing.” According to Duranty, Bolitho “could see further through a brick wall” than anyone he ever knew. “He possessed to a remarkable degree … the gift of making a quick and accurate summary of facts and drawing therefrom the right, logical and inevitable conclusions.”

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Check this out. For one thing, he became good buddies with Ernest Hemingway. Wonder if that’s how Hubbard managed to embroil his son, Gig, into his web. But that’s another rabbit hole.

      http://www.thehemingwayproject.com/an-interview-with-john-hemingway-author-of-the-memoir-strange-tribe/

      But this really gave me the wide eye. I can’t help wondering if Hubbard read some of his other books, like “I Write As I Please” and That is where he got the whole destructive idea of KSW. (Keeping Scientology Working is in every course pack you have to read over and over. It’s basically about Hubbard’s word is final, can’t be changed, and no, you couldn’t possibly come up with something better).

      “Bolitho was joined by Walter Duranty. In In his autobiography, I Write As I Please, Duranty recorded that Bolitho told him: ‘Don’t forget … that the majority of people and the majority of opinions are nearly always wrong about everything, not always, but nearly always, and if you ever are in doubt and can’t make up your mind, and have to make it up, there are long odds in favor of your being right if you take the opposite view from the majority.’ ”

      Whoa, Nellie!

      http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jbolitho.htm

  • BosonStark

    Well, I guess if the vaults were created because of “data” in Battlefield Earth, then “it’s factual,” right?

  • B.B. Broeker

    So where are these new photos of Trementina? I must have totally missed them.

    • TonyOrtega
      • B.B. Broeker

        Thanks. Those are really good. The trailers on site might be the most interesting bit, in that they show that the base has the capability to hold a decent number of workers/internees if so ordered.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          That’s what I keep saying…all the best scientology stories have a trailer.

          • sugarplumfairy

            and tents!! don’t forget the tents!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Liars and Tree Killers and Tents … Oh My!

            • shasha40

              Don’t forget the shrubs ! I know they’re ” tiny” like Davey, but they still deserve to be mentioned. They’re much nicer than the later too I hear !

            • sugarplumfairy

              I was afraid they were pikes for all those heads that must be rolling since miscavige has been in Clearwater doing everything himself..

  • Sunny Sands

    David Miscavige from Karen’s video “Those attending seminars erasing birth engrams every 2 minutes and 23 seconds and the same for prenatals every minute 48”. The crazy right from the mouth of dear leader.

    • BosonStark

      I like the way it opens. “Between our industry of death making a killing…” And they’ve reached nearly half the planet’s young people with their Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

      Why doesn’t the planet just turn itself over to Sciloontology now? Their reach has been so enormous and they’ve obviously got the stats, and they’re the only ones with the technology to erase birth engrams.

      • richelieu jr

        I can think of a couple of births I’d like to erase…

      • Jgg2012

        Why don’t they just rename everyone “L Ron Hubbard” and then other names can be used as aliases.

      • pluvo

        David Miscavige and “Human Rights” :

        http://scientologymyths.com/dm.htm

    • tetloj

      Is that his voice or Sherman’s?

      • shasha40

        it’s Tiny dick’s , you know he has to do Everything himself ! {{ except laborous activities, he has the SO for that … }}

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          I despise the sound of his voice and his speaking cadence.

          • shasha40

            He sounds like a 1950’s announcer…oh, wait he is ! That damn time warp that goes further and further back in time …

          • joan nieman

            Ha ha ha! I had to turn the sound off..I couldn’t stand it either!

          • GlibWog

            My hubby ran into my office and said, ” Who the HELL are you listening too..??” and left my room and shut the door..hahaha

    • monkeyknickers

      I find myself wondering if Miscavige ACTUALLY believes any of this shit. Like – REALLY believes it. Really thinks psychs are bad. REALLY thinks he’s “clearing the planet”.

      Or does he REALLY believe it’s total bullshit and he’s the top turd.

      • Robert Eckert
        • monkeyknickers

          I’m actually quivering right now Robert. I had no idea this product line existed, and I must – MUST – own every single item.

          Thank you, friend. Thank you.

          • Robert Eckert

            Thank George Takei, without whom I would never have been alerted to this treasure.

            • richelieu jr

              Oh.. MY!

      • richelieu jr

        I do think he believes, whereas Hubbard was able to drop something that was not working and pretend it had never happened, Miscavige, poor idiot that he is, is actually trying to make this so called ‘tech’ work.. and it doesn’t.

        So face plant after face plant, foot bullet after foot bullet, and the whole shebang goes in the shitter where it belongs…

        • Poison Ivy

          Agreed.

      • Jgg2012

        He hasn’t been audited in 20 years–what does that tell you?

        • WildaBeast

          That in his mind, there’s nobody who has the authority to audit him. Nobody who’s worthy to know what goes on in that foul cesspit he calls a mind. (In reality: that he’s too insecure to let anyone know what he really thinks, in case it turns out he’s as pathetic as he actually is, but won’t admit to himself.)

          • Jgg2012

            I agree, with one exception. LRH has the right to know everything; in fact, he reads minds and does know everything. The return of his reincarnation (or, better yet, battle between 2 people claiming to be his reincarnation) will create a problem for the Cult, which the courts will gladly stay out of.

            • WildaBeast

              I’m now imagining DM’s reaction when LRH’s {reincarnation} turns up and wants to audit him. Just imagine 20 years’ worth of O/Ws piling out of the Demented Midget in one cathartic (and 180-hour) auditing session…”Oh, Elron, I’ve been so BURDENED with all this, just WAITING for you to come back so I could finally tell someone about it…” /pukes in mouth

        • dwayners13 .

          He’s got serious overts/withholds (aka serious crimes).

          • Jgg2012

            Is there a dead agent pack for him?

            • dwayners13 .

              Perhaps, maybe he was concerned that one of his body-thetans would exteriorize &/or be at cause over his behaviour so he had one made up just in case. Furthermore, he’s probably so paranoid, he doesn’t even trust himself. (I suddenly got a mental image of Miscavige beating the crap out of himself & alternating b/t calling himself a “pathetic & incompetent out-ethics SP” & crying/pleading to himself to stop hurting himself). I was going to say “alter-egos” in stead of BTs, but I doubt there’s room for another ego in the little meat-body of his.

      • dwayners13 .

        Considering Miscavige is the guy who (allegedly) came up with the idea that if you bury a mental cable deep into the ground & hold onto it for a while, it will “help ground you”, I wouldn’t be surprised if he truly believes in body thetans, prenatal engrams & powers of an OT.

    • Marie Claire Wolf

      What I find striking is the comic book cover type of images you are being bombarded with as the führer delivers his bombastic scientologese spiel. Quite frankly the whole package boggle the mind, one is left wondering what real effect this has on the troops, they cannot possibly credit any of this mouth diarrhroea?

      • Marie Claire Wolf

        P.S: Karen you are a treasure 😉

    • Jgg2012

      He should have mentioned how many molecules of oxygen they breathed each hour, or how many times the word “Scientology” is uttered, or how many times someone sees a stress test center each day.

  • Nevermore
    • grundoon

      A reviewer says: “Its dyspeptic WW I-wounded author tells eleven stories of people whose careers embodied a common and classic theme: 1) inordinate success; 2) consequent hubris (i.e., ego-appropriation of the grace of the “Gods” of karma); 3) catastrophic collapse, as the Gods desert the irreverent ingrate.” That is one history book that L. Ron Hubbard’s name should be smashed into.

      Then there’s Bolitho’s other book, Murder for Profit… according to a reviewer, “to my knowledge, it is the first book ever written which consciously attempts to profile the serial killer.” Paging Captain Howdy…

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Caught that title too. That Hubbard, what a comedian. Cap’n Howdy is gonna Howl!

      • cicely neville

        I have an old copy. Bolitho was a very strange duck, himself.

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Its not Sunday, but that was fucking funny.

    Oh and “atom proof”?
    Um, seriously?
    That L.Ron cracks me up.

    • Kim O’Brien

      yeah ..where are the indies now ? They sure do go silent when this stuff comes up . LRon was a nutcase …”atom proof” ….brilliant .

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Independent Scientologist = Oxymoron

    • monkeyknickers

      Bury, does Karen de la Carriere still believe in Hubbard?

      • Robert Eckert

        To some extent I think she does.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Yeah. :(

    • richelieu jr

      Once those atoms get in you forget it; they’re there to stay!

  • tetloj

    I wonder how many celebrity pr handlers already have press releases drawn up….”Mr Cruise is no longer in anyway affiliated……” ready to in case said basketcase finally sees the writing on the wall.

  • pronoia

    I never actually watched Battlefield Earth. I probably won’t unless someone else provides snacks and a DVD. But. Um. Those …er… codpieces. I really want to know who was responsible for their design!

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      I would not watch that stupid movie even if someone gave me snacks.
      And that is saying a lot in my world!

      • shasha40

        Ditto here ! I Love sci-fi , but I refuse to give money to $cientology for any reason . When I heard the reviews I realized , it’s Good to have principles !

        • Nevermore

          Trust me, the copy I watched was not paid for!

          • shasha40

            Yeah, it’s not just about the money. I have a feeling I’d not be able to take enough showers to get that grimy, slutty feeling off of me , and my eyes are good to me so why should I assault them that way ??? bol

    • Nevermore

      I’ve watched it. It was OK for a night of beer and snacks and snark!

      Costume Design by
      Patrick Tatopoulos

      • VickiStubing

        I would love to do a Bunker version of “MST3K” for that schlock.

        Moar snark!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        I see he’s French/Greek. ‘Splains it all for me.

        Patrick Tatopoulos is a French-Greek production designer, who lives and works in the United States. His designs have appeared in numerous motion pictures, including Pitch Black, Underworld, I, Robot, The Chronicles of Riddick, Independence Day, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Stargate, Spawn, Godzilla, Stuart Little, I Am Legend, 10,000 BC, and Live Free or Die Hard.

        • sugarplumfairy

          kind of like a mashup of Richelieu Jr. and he who will not be named.. funny and/or scary..

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Spit my coffee!
            You are so bad!

          • Nevermore

            Oh,you wait until the Cardinal gets here! 😉

            • sugarplumfairy

              =)

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            aghhhhkkkkkkkk noooooo make the image go awayyyyyyyyy

            • sugarplumfairy

              Colin Firth in leather pants.. did it work? sorry.. better late than never?

      • pronoia

        According to imdb, Patrick hasn’t had what you’d call an illustrious Hollywood career. But he has gotten jobs on a couple Will Smith summer blockbusters.

        • Nevermore

          QED!

    • Lark Smith

      I hate to admit it but those codpieces also caught my attention. LOL -EW!

    • junojones

      The Rifftrax version is hilarious.

      If you like their humor, it is one of the funniest things ever. I had to pause the movie because I was laughing so hard.

      It’s the only way I’d do it. The only way I’d willingly watch it either sober or unrifftraxed is if I had a lot of sleep to catch up on…

  • RMycroft

    Tom Cruise awaits signal!

    Tom Cruise’s $10M Survival Bunker October 1, 2007, Sharon Weinburger, Wired
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2007/10/tom-cruises-10m/

    Tom Cruise building ‘£5m bunker to protect against alien attack’ September 28, 2007, Evening Standard
    http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/tom-cruise-building-5m-bunker-to-protect-against-alien-attack-6664540.html

    • tetloj

      Note the denial says he’s not building… On his property. So where is he building it then?

      • RMycroft

        Maybe he means that he’s not personally building anything? He hires contractors.

        • tetloj

          Like DMs deposition performance…’what do you mean by “property” and “building”‘

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            BAM! and what do you mean by hole?

      • villagedianne

        Not building on his property. Ok. So where is he building it then?
        Under his property.

  • media_lush

    Dianazene, eh?…… wonder what’s in that, lol

    which reminds me of:

    “A strain of weed called Tom Cruise Purple is being sold at California cannabis clubs. It makes you laugh hysterically while maintaining iron-fisted control of everyone around you.” (The marijuana was being sold in vials which have a picture of Tom Cruise laughing hysterically).

    Tom Cruise considered suing but didn’t if I remember as his advisors told him it would be a PR disaster….. hmmm, time for a fresh new strain Dianazene methinks, maybe with a pic of Tommy Girl (still laughing hysterically) in one of his sci-fi battle suits with a mushroom cloud in the background.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      “A standard dose of Dianazene, according to Hubbard’s 1957 book All About Radiation, contained the following ingredients:
      Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 200 mg
      Iron (Ferrous gluconate): 10 grains (600 mg)
      Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 25 mg
      Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 50 mg
      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): 200-500 mg
      Calcium (Dicalcium phosphate): 15-20 grains (1000-1300 mg)”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianazene

      • media_lush

        yeah, that’ll keep radiation at bay

        • Eivol Ekdal

          Dianazene and a sheet of newspaper is all you really need.

          • RMycroft

            Besides, radiation just washes off. All About Radiation says so!

          • richelieu jr

            Rolling your own, are you?

        • tetloj

          It’s dianazene and Kools dummy.

        • Aslansown

          Kind of “Duck and Cover” at 1:23

        • richelieu jr

          It’s the secret ingredient ‘BS’ that actually does all the work!

          • WildaBeast

            Bwaaahahahaha!

        • dwayners13 .

          If it doesn’t, don’t worry, according to LRH, one only has to be an avid chain smoker to rid himself of radiation. It’s NOT smoking enough that causes lung cancer.

      • WildaBeast

        Sounds like an okay multivitamin, but about as useful as getting under your desk and covering your head in case of nuclear attack.

    • Spackle Motion

      I think I’ve smelled….um….I mean seen….um….I mean….know about Tom Cruise Purple. Ya, that’s the ticket, I KNOW about it.

      • WildaBeast

        Wish I could try me some of that shit…as long as they promise it won’t turn you permanently as stupid as TC is.

  • VickiStubing

    “I like the idea of putting the Scientology celebrities in a vault. Don’t knock it.” Jon Atack, I love you! Even if you DID make me spit chocolate milk out my nose.

  • GlibWog

    Good Morning Bunker Buddies.. Karen , J and AGP Great Video.. Karen you get so animated I get a kick out of you.

    Every time I see Mr. Travolta in that get up I get nauseous .. ugh..

    Jon.. always interesting to get the inside scoop.. and Denise you need a medal for having to study Battlefield Earth. OMG I cringe just thinking about it.. UGH

    Everyone have a fabulous day in and outside the bunker.. Glibby

  • Krew13

    I’m confused. Is this the story that was gonna break in Australia at the same time as the States and UK?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      That is Monday!

      • Krew13

        D’oh! In my excitement over a new story, I missed the bit about it being on Monday! But today’s stuff about the vaults is very lulzy too.

  • Imelda Marcos

    This is David Miscavige’s actual voice? Because I can’t stop hearing it as a speeded-up version of Stephen Hawking’s voice software.

  • GlibWog

    Hubs and the Scientists and the UN Crap.. and the Bunker BS.. Just reminds me of a scene straight out of Austin Powers..

    Dr. Evil… sitting around the Conference Table.. petting his naked cat. The All Powerful Dr. Evil. Surrounded by his minions.

  • Cheryl

    Where are all these people ready to go into the world and add to the 10 million already enlightened beings? I visit London a lot and have never been accosted by a scientologist yet. There are Mormons all over the place they even get as far as my small market town, but no white shirt, black tie, glazed eyed Hubbardites.

    • tetloj

      I had JWs show up at my door this morning…never met a Scientologist.

      • Cheryl

        I’m going to London again in a couple of weeks, maybe I’ll go find the building in Victoria and see if I can get a leaflet!
        We get Baptists, Mormons and Plymouth Brethren at the door, we even still get the odd Moonie, or should that be Moony singular, in the town selling pamphlets.

      • RMycroft

        Get on Scientology’s mailing list, and you’ll never see the end of their stuff.

    • Nevermore

      Cheryl, get yerself down to Tottenham Court Road – or better still, get off the tube at Goodge Street, they’re just along the street from there! 😀

      • Cheryl

        I’m going to go on a scientologist hunt, will I need some binoculars??

        • Nevermore

          Nah, just walk along with your purse in your hand!

          • Cheryl

            Just choked on my black coffee!

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Binoculars and tweezers. Also a fine-toothed comb.

          • Cheryl

            Is it like looking for nits?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Why, what a thing to say…!

            • Cheryl

              Nits are head lice eggs , over here you use a fine tooth comb to get them out .

            • Ciru

              More like nit-wits.

          • Robert Eckert
      • Cheryl

        I saw there’s a celebrity centre in London as well, are there that many in the Uk or is it just for Top Cat to use when he’s over here?

        • Nevermore

          Blimey, they have 3 buildings in London??

          • RMycroft

            The Celebrity Centre is also known as The Tomb of the Unknown Celebrity.

            • Cheryl

              Where the hell did that come from? Is it because there aren’t any real celebrities or are you just teasing and I’ve fallen for it hook line and sinker??

            • RMycroft

              The place is about as active as a tomb, especially now that the fancy London org has opened, and the people there are celebrities only on Planet Scientology.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Or as I like to call them, scilebrities.

    • media_lush

      The only people who have ever knocked on my door are Japanese Jehovah’s Witnesses (they have a branch in London) …. 10am on a Sunday …. The site that greeted them briefly changed their ethnicity…..

      • Cheryl

        Have all sorts of images in my head now, not all of them pleasant!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      It’s a very valid observation. Ask any of your friends: Do you know a Scientologist? Not know OF a Scientologist– everyone has heard of Tom Cruise, for example. But in one’s everyday life, there are Baptists and Muslims and Mormons and Jews.

      But no Scientologists.

      This is true for me and my very wide circle of friends. I would actually like to have a Scientologist in my circle. We could talk about their beliefs and what is going on. Alas, I do not know any of the 25-45,000 actual adherents here in the United States.

      Pity.

      • grundoon

        Scientologists aren’t allowed to talk about their beliefs until they leave the Chruch or get kicked out. Indies and Freezoners will talk your ear off though, if you’re receptive.

    • WildaBeast

      Same here. I get Mormons EVERYWHERE in my neighbourhood in Toronto. Mind you, that could be because they have this huge Mormon barracks where they store all the 18-year-old ‘elders’ when not in use, and it’s only one subway stop away from me and a couple blocks north, but the Sciloon building is right downtown; and even when I used to hang out in the gay village (briefly, in my mid-teens), where the org is located, I was never once offered a free personality test.
      It *does* make me wonder though…if Scilons are so damn smart, why in the ever-loving hell did they establish an 8-storey org right at 1.1 central? It is RIGHT in the middle of the gay stretch of Yonge Street; it’s hysterically funny. (Of course, it’s now abandoned because an Ideal Morgue is apparently on its’ way…)

    • junojones

      Until recently, I worked in the environs of a major University. We were overrun with Mormons with the occasional springtime appearance of the Creepy Christian Guy and his wife, the 130 year old Falun Gong Lady and the pair of young boys in diapers and bedsheets who attempted to drum for KRSNA. But no scis. Supposedly they were visible here a decade or so ago, but they certainly aren’t much anymore.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Yay, I like vaults but Love Bunkers!
    Always wondered what the purpose of this building is at the north-east end of Trementina. Looking at the historical imagry in Google earth, It seems to have sprung up with the rest of the installations. Could it be stables?
    http://goo.gl/maps/otWKr

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Looks like a large garage. Possibly a warehouse.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      air hangar for the space ships. Short landing field though.

  • tetloj

    Maybe they are actually digging for Xenu so they can have the final neener neener on the wog world (but they can’t remember where he was imprisoned)

  • aquaclara

    I can stop wondering now whether David Miscavige is a true believer, or simply running a scam for the money. I mean, why waste money building underground vaults to store discs continuing Hubbard rubbish if you don’t have to. A safe deposit box would have worked just fine…or a safe…or one underground vault. And marking the rings on the ground…well, you have to be batsh*t crazy to do this, since you can’t really hide THAT from the neighbors.

    I’m kind of relieved that the vaults aren’t for people. That would be scarier than the Hole.

    OSA is scary, though. And they are following COB, who is certifiable. And inspired by Battlefield Earth. Really?

    Brilliant investigative feature today -to be able to uncover the skullduggery and espionage behind the cult, and see through all the BS Thanks, Jon, Denise, Karen, J. AGP and Tony.

    Going to get coffee. Have to drown out the voice of the Run On Drone out of my head.

    • RMycroft

      As pointed out by Jon Atack above, CST and the vaults are a great way of shuffling money around and around. Maybe some of it gets shuffled out to the David Miscavige Pre-Memorial Scotch Fund?

      • shasha40

        That alone could run into the millions with all the Entheta he’s had to deal with ! lol

    • Captain Howdy

      Miscavige became Emperor through the Hubbard approved Roman rules of ascension which he achieved by his control of the Praetorian guard of the Sea Org, the CMO. Once becoming Caesar how could he smash his name into the history books of his hermit kingdom.? He can’t add to the “tech” so all that is left for him to do is BUILD BUILD BUILD. It’s all about the ruinios runts ego.

    • WildaBeast

      Is it just me, or do those two interlocking rings with diamonds in them kind of look like overlapping breasts with REALLY bad nip-ons? I can’t help thinking that when I see them, every time…

      • grundoon

        L. Ron Hubbard’s Misogyny-R-Us logo

    • Eclipse-girl

      My vote : DM does not believe. He is a huckster out selling snake oil

      • aquaclara

        I go back and forth. I mean, yes, he is definitely a huckster. But why would you build this stuff (and mark it) unless you think Xenu really is coming, or LRH, or more body thetans, or somebody?
        I think it’s to store the money when the SS Asbestos can no longer sail, and the Gummint has decided that it might really, really be a good idea to stop letting people hide money in off-shore accounts.
        Of course, he probably left room for a few live bodies, too, for the thetans to escape to, er, feed off of when the ultimate disaster comes. Would be a shame if they all became endangered species. No one would understand the books any more.
        I guess when you believe that bad science fiction is a true story, all the crazy stuff starts to look sane. To a freaky nutjob, anyway.
        Or, Davey is just holding it together for the money scam, and laughs that people actually believe this rot, too. I go back and forth.

  • George Layton
    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      The footbullet that keeps on dancin’!

  • Captain Howdy

    I wonder if CofS would hire a non-scientologist to be the creepy caretaker of the Trementina site whose job it is to scare away the inquisitive teens on a late night party dare?

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Need references? You got ’em.

      • RMycroft

        And he would have got away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

      • Captain Howdy

        Yes indeed, I was wondering if any of you bitter defrocked apostates could give me a reference.

        • tetloj

          Do you promise to wear a bear suit and sit cross legged eating turkey drumsticks?

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            It’s standard Creepy Vault uniform requirement.

    • Robert Eckert

      I am Torgo. I take care of the place while the Master is away.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Hya97SK3E

      • Gerard Plourde

        The thought of a double feature of “Battlefield Earth” and “Manos: The Hands of Fate” is frightening.

        • Artoo45

          Not if you add The Giant Claw in between the two.

      • ze moo

        I like Torgo’s Executive Powder.

    • tetloj

      I loved the guy from Cabin in the Wood, especially when he was on speaker phone.

      • Robert Eckert
        • tetloj

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4LBIs87F68&sns=em

          and this one….Mordecai the harbinger on the phone

          *snickersnort*

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Hlilarous

            • tetloj

              Richard Jenkins made this movie for me

          • monkeyknickers

            I didn’t even know this movie existed and now I kinda can’t wait ’til 3 AM when I can ‘flix it. I laughed out loud. A lot. Thanks!

            • Eclipse-girl

              Watched it a week ago, with 21 yr old daughter. We were both surprised about how not scary this film was. It was a comedy.

            • Zer0

              It’s awesome, and despite the violence, it has some very funny dialogue

    • ze moo

      Sounds like the plot to most Scooby Doo’s…….’I would have gotten away with the treasure but for you meddling kids’…….. rut roh schaggggyyyy

    • villagedianne

      Who plays Igor? Tom Cruise or David Miscavige?

  • RMycroft

    If they’ve resumed work in Wyoming, through their contractors International Ground Support Systems, then they must have made good on the missing permits with the Sweetwater County Planning and Zoning Office, as well as making their neighbors happy.

  • Mary_McConnell

    Really enjoyed today’s article and Karen and Gang’s video!

    Denise Brennan ( formerly Larry) has been working hard for years to spread the word on the internet and clarify the purposes of the complicated legal set up of CST and the purpose of the vaults. However, today marks the day when it all is captured in a few sentences with the right questions to get the point across to those did not know in the first place, or who struggled with the legalese of it all, or were misled by other media outlet assumptions that had nothing to do with the actual vault purposes. The origin of the idea for the vaults, Battlefield Earth, is too funny but so true. Thank you to Denise Brennan, Jon Atack and Tony.

    So glad the paperbacks are coming out! Hopefully those who found the hardback out of their budget will avail themselves of these terrific reads.

    Thank you Karen for stating the truth about Fair Game Policy not being cancelled. Many newly out scientologists and independents still believe incorrectly that it was cancelled. Your statement here will help many get the point.

    • tetloj

      ” However, today marks the day when it all is captured in a few sentences with the right questions to get the point across to those did not know in the first place, or who struggled with the legalese of it all,”

      Nicely put Mary…I made a similar observation in a post that Disqus ate (clearly it was tasty)

      Sometimes you have to see things laid out several ties in different ways until it all clicks.

      With the piling on of legal actions maybe this fiction will soon be laid out in legal precedents.

  • Puppetmama

    I want someone to write a post apocalyptic scifi novel about finding the vaults thousands of years later and trying to restart Scientology. What could possibly go wrong.

  • Kim O’Brien

    In other news …Suri Cruise broke her arm like any normal kid who is not hopping with thetans . WHAT ARE HER CRIMES ????!!! ( in my best Jenna Elfman voice )

    • Imelda Marcos

      OMG, for real? Poor kid.

    • Eclipse-girl

      I assume that Katie took Suri to a real MD and got qualified medical help. Can you imagine having to have an unset bone, and deal with “touch assist?”

    • tetloj

      Can you imagine the self satisfaction of the few remaining clams….they know why she broke her arm. (imagine feeling vindicated at the misfortune of a child)

      • Kim O’Brien

        i wonder what her dad thinks? How does he rationalize it i wonder …?

        • WildaBeast

          Oh that’s easy – it’s Katie’s bad influence!

        • Artoo45

          Why, she drew it in and mocked it up just like everyone else. What else could it possbly have been? Certainly not gravity. That’s so out MEST. Way out MEST.

  • Cheryl

    We have a kids tv programme called Blue Peter and they buried a time capsule in the 60s I think it was to be opened in the year 2000. When they opened it they discovered that the seal was broken and it was full of water. The result was that everything inside it was ruined. We can only hope that a similar fate awaits the materials in these vaults!

  • monkeyknickers

    How come “Terl” gets six fingers while Forrest Whittaker has to make do with just the five?

    OH I THINK YOU KNOW WHY.

    Racist Psychlo bastards.

    :)

    • Kim O’Brien

      screw”the man”

      • Nevermore

        Yeah, we all know about the rumours!

    • Mark

      • monkeyknickers

        HAhahahahaha –

        WHO decided that would be a good idea? I practically had tears in my eyes when I saw that . . . . that . . . . traffic cone encased in leather thing.

        I mean . . . . during storyboarding did someone say

        “Look people! The Psychlos don’t look weird enough. Rasta dreadlocks, CHECK. Stupid nose clips, CHECK*! Funny little plastic headbands, CHECK! BUT WE NEED MORE.”

        then some executive type raised their hand and said,

        “I know this might sound crazy, but follow me here. I say we – god this is exciting – I say we give them ENORMOUS ERECT PENISES!!! Huh? Amiright people? Amiright? Hellz yes I am! Call costuming! Let’s MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE.”

        * I assume the noseclips are for some sort of we-can’t-breath-alien-air reason. Did Hubbard never cotton on to the fact that the air we breathe thru our MOUTHS goes to the same place NOSE breath does? God. Nuclear physicist FOR SURE, that old windbag.

        • Marie Claire Wolf

          “ENORMOUS ERECT PENISES!!!” With tiny peepee holes.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Actually, those tiny holes are for draining off accumulated sweat.

        • Robert Eckert

          “I assume the noseclips are for some sort of we-can’t-breath-alien-air reason” Yes. What Psychlos need is called “breathe-gas” (in a parody, they consume “drink-water” and “nutrition-food”– but really, who needs to parody this stuff?) and a key plot-point is that breathe-gas is highly explosive if exposed to the slightest bit of “radiation” (Hubbard exhibits his greatness as a nuclear physicist once again).

          • RMycroft

            Strange how the average background radiation and cosmic rays didn’t detonate their breathe-gas now and then.

          • monkeyknickers

            That blew my mind.

            “Chinkos”??

            Wow.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          When everyone is born and you start reading them bedtime stories, I would like an invitation. I’ll bring hot chocolate.

          • monkeyknickers

            Would you mind bringing vodka? I prefer that. :)

        • Candygram

          But aren’t they more like erect penis stubs? Were they cropped like Doberman tails?

          • monkeyknickers

            I suppose it was the fashion of the day? :)

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        I understand Madonna later bought the film’s wardrobe and had them all converted into cone bras…

        • Mark

          Or tea-cosies.

  • shasha40

    Great article as usual. I just Love how Tiny Dick is spouting off about All the pamphlets and buildings that they have out there , but where are the millions of parishiners ??? {{ They should be beating people back that want to give testimonials for all the ableness Scientology has given them . Come on TD let someone else get a chance to sing the praises of Scientology’s achievements in pamphlet handing out and collection of empty buildings! }}

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Wot? You haven’t heard of The Great Pyramids of Scientology?

      • shasha40

        Ah, No… But it’s interesting you say that because I saw an interview with Jamie DeWolfe and he referred to Scientology as going up a” pyramid ” versus a ” bridge ,and I’d never heard that explanation before except in meaning a “pyramind scheme”.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Yeah, I saw that interview too and I was yelling at the computer.
          The devil is in the damn details!

  • Watergate

    For Tony and anyone else with knowledge or an opinion — has there ever been a serious challenge to the idea that Hubbard himself, by himself, wrote Battlefield Earth? It was published in 1982 — a time when Hubbard was in no great shape at all. Did anyone who’s now out of the cult actually witness him writing and finishing it?

    Since Hubbard is renowned for his scamology, what are the odds someone else actually wrote BE? And, if so, who?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Of course he wrote it. If someone else wrote it, It would have been better.

    • Robert Eckert

      What BTN said. BE and the even worse Mission Earth visibly display his mental decay in his last years. The “chapters” break off arbitrarily, and it is obvious that each one simply represents how much typing he got through that morning. It appears to have been a routine for him to sit down at the typewriter and bang out some stuff, without ever bothering to re-read what he had written before (aimless sub-plots go nowhere and do not bother to maintain consistency with what went on in other pointless sub-plots).

    • Robert Eckert

      Robert Vaughn Young had the thankless task of being Hubbard’s “editor” in his last days:

      http://www.lermanet.com/cos/MissionEarth.htm

      • tetloj

        fascinating read

        • Mooser

          It is a fascinating read. It’s amazing the excuses people can make for themselves.

      • Watergate

        Robert Eckert, thank you for this link. I’d not seen that before. Tetloj is right — a fascinating read.

        • tetloj

          Just when you think you’ve seen everything on lermanet…or Dave Touretsky’s site…or Caroline/Gerry’s collections…

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            It’s like a fountain

      • Mark

        Bloody hell. What happens when literacy meets thick-as-shit.

      • GlibWog

        Robert.. You never fail to impress me.. Thank you. Glibby

      • aquaclara

        wow.

  • grundoon

    CST front company Mile High Inc is also a federally registered interstate motor carrier, with an excellent safety record! They operate one semi tractor to move “paper products and metal plates.” http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=966626

  • grundoon

    Angry Gay Pope photographed Jane McNairn and Arthur Bolstad at the CST Twin Peaks facility. http://www.angrygaypope.com/twin_peaks/twin_peaks_people.htm

  • Mark

    Shortarse Miscavige really should pay more attention to his advisors:

    • RMycroft

      The Twin Peaks vault site is on the encrypted microwave link. I dunno why they’d need instant secured communications with a vault site.

      “Is Shelly still there?” “Yes.”
      “Is Shelly still there?” “Yes.”
      “Is Shelly still there?” “Yes.”

      • Mark

        DM thinks he can’t scoff Hot Pockets in secret at Twin Peaks without an encrypted microwave link.

      • grundoon

        Next time the FBI comes knocking at PAC Base, or the black helicopters land at Gilman, within minutes I imagine a semi will roll from Twin Peaks, pulling a trailer pre-loaded with all the most damaging documents that are too important to shred – like L. Ron Hubbard’s handwritten Admissions and auditing folders, and David Miscavige’s notary book and Swiss bank account numbers.

        INCOMM hq at Big Blue has microwave links to/from CST Twin Peaks (relayed in 4 hops, via Flint Peak in Glendale, Mt. Baldy north of Pomona, and Paradise Mt southwest of Riverside) and to/from Int Base near Hemet (3 hops, via Flint Peak and Mt. Baldy). No other Scn facilities have microwave links. They’re expensive, and most likely needed primarily for keeping the secret computer files continuously backed up at Twin Peaks, and for instant alert of the next FBI raid.

        All the CST facilities, and larger Sea Org bases such as Int and PAC, have local mobile radio communications (base station and some number of vehicles and walkie talkies) that reach maybe a few miles radius around the base.

        • RMycroft

          I guess I should draw in the lines, but it’s tricky to work out which sites have line of sight on each other.

          http://goo.gl/maps/C8mcC

    • villagedianne

      Good one, but not enough profanity from Dave.

      • Mark

        The #$*£+$#@ font I used doesn’t have enough #$*£+$#@ characters in it.

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    Jeff Kretz is still a Scientologist, and knows a lot about CST. He has a pretty good memory, I discussed CST quite a bit with him, several times, while o the RPF in 1996-1997, Jeff ultimately blew the RPF and then routed out of the Sea Org, he works in LA region today. Remember his name, should he ever defectt, he is a pretty sharp memory type of person who can tell lots of details, names, people, through the years he was at CST.

    Another ex CST related person, on the money flows, was the LRH Trust Treasurer, David Lantz, still I think a Scientologist in good standing unfortunately.

    When I worked at ASI, David and Norman “ran” the CST staff, sort of. CST staff who came to LA for “debriefing” and so forth, came to ASI. David funneled the money that ASI absorbed through the ASI license agreements with the Pubs Orgs (Bridge and NEPI) and with any publishers around the world who public LRH’s books. Other orgs, like Gold, have license agreements even with ASI, for paying royalties or paying usage licenses on various of the for profit properties they produce. I can’t remember the other groups ASI has license agreements with, who pay ASI, but there’s a couple more. Like when WISE produces the book products that WISE sells its members, or the Narconon books, for instance, whoever the corporation that produces the Narconon books, have to give their royalty cut, all by license agreement, to ASI.

    On CST, the two people Bellin and Vorm would come to ASI, and they presented charts of the progress of the turning of LRH’s works into archival final works to be stored in the vaults. Metal plates, the stainless steel plates progress was the most behind. They’d done the plates for the LRH books and for the OEC and the red volumes, but not the plates for all the Research and Discovery blue volumes, because the blue volumes were I guess a money loser, or less of a priority, and with the books having to be redone, and the books are now redone, possibly the CST mother site will now go ahead with the Research and Discovery making all those into metal plates. The Research and Discovery books compilation themselves, would be further put together as books, at the Int Base in the LRH Comps sub unit, and that I think is still stalled, and that stalls then the metal plates of the books, so that part of the putting ALL of Hubbard’s written words onto the stainless steel plates project on stalled hold still.

    David Lantz was together with Maria and Norman the 3 who held the “LRH Trust” positions, there’s some kind of LRH Trust corporations, the ones that were the caretaker names, but in David’s case, he actually did the actual money shuffeling at the very top.

    David’s name, and interviewing him, if he someday gets his head on straight, he’s your boy to interview.

    He’d know about money top level shifting around, for real, I know, I saw the weekly graphs. I printed off the “Trust stat graphs) weekly, separately, just for David and Norman and Maria (and presumably Shelly and DM), I’ve written that both Shelly and DM maintained logins each, into the ASI computers, and they were given the “senior” login privileges so Shelly and DM were “senior” and could “junior down” to Norman’s logon, and thus look at the Trust statistics and look at anything that Norman did on the computer. (I detailed this, once or twice in my past writings.)

    I as the ASI computer guy, was always in touch with the CST computer guy, Wade Starr, and that gets me thinking that Wade Starr ought be looked up, as Wade blew CST around 1996ish or late 1995, and Wade was on the decks at Int, during the same time I was on the decks in 1996. Wade I think lived in Wyoming, if some sleuthing person wants to look up Wade Starr. Wade would know tons, since he was about tens years in CST, from the 1980s through the 1990s.

    Anyways, the leads of names I’ve given, who haven’t been followed up on, and who know more, are David Lantz, Jeff Kretz, Wade Starr, and hopefully they will talk some day.

    A couple times, when I was at ASI, Bruno Moresi and his wife (they were the couple at Creston Ranch), and I knew them both, since Bruno had worked in Action Bureau CMO Int for years and was a popular guy, and his wife too, she was in CMO Int, they both came for their every so often visit to LA, and they were sort of under ASI’s, meaning Norman’s and David’s and Maria’s wings, when they came to ASI.

    Also the short Asian guy, Matt was was his first name, and then the older man who was a pilot, they were the ones at New Mexico.

    They came to ASI took, and Matt worked on some high end renos stuff even for ASI, he was like the JB (John Brousseau) can do type of guy for doing any kind of cabinetry though. The pilot guy and Matt were both Sea Org members, as CST I think is on regular Sea Org pay, or they are Sea Org members on leave of absence and utilize the minimum wage salary pay system that ASI and Bridge uses on their staff who are essentially Sea Org members, but voluntarily for legal reasons sign special “leave of absence” legal docs to make it legal they are paid minimum wage salaries, that’s how ASI pays it’s staff.

    The French couple, the Oullettes, Francois and forget the other’s name, are the pair up at Petrolia for years.

    They too would swing by ASI, for a day visit now and then.

    The actual in house chain of command always has been to DM.

    Someday, Tony, Terri Gamboa will hopefully talk. She knows about everything.

    I wish someone with good memory of LRH’s writings for CST would corroborate what I read, we’ve not had anyone corroborate some of the things I recall in what I read of the CST writings.

    Archives is what the project was called in the early 1980s. There were lots of people associate with it over the years.

    Dan Przybylski was the CST boss before Russ Bellin, and Dan would be a great source of info. I believe Barbara Tompkins used to be in CST for a time too, she and Dan, if they ever get their heads on straight, some future expert researcher should get them talking about what they know.

    Jeff Kretz is the guy who when I was on the Int RPF at Happy Valley, I got him into a discussion about CST’s having designated two people to “come back” in future lives, the people that LRH in one of the Archives traffic despatches said should be the ones charged with the responsibility of ALWAYS remembering where the sites are, so that in future lives, up the track, those future lives Sea Org members remember the physical locations of the CST Archives sites, to come back and do the retrieval of LRH’s works stored here on earth.

    Battlefield Earth’s plot has the planet earth being gassed and genocide of everyone on earth, except the people living in remote regions around the world. Jonny Goodboy Tyler stumbles into the NORAD underground complex in the Colorado Rockies to locate the nucleur weapons still stored there, and those are used against the Psychlos eventually, to blow up the whole Psychlo interplanetary network of their setup.

    But LRH earlier thought about preserving his writings safely in South Africa, outside the nuclear winds if US and Russia destroyed each other.

    And in LRH’s sporadic writings include a funny one that LRH in his galactic bloated megalomania laments that too bad none of the humans so far in Scientology have good recall on the Swahili trading language that is used as the common language out in outer space between distant space civilizations, it’s called “lingua spacia”, or else he’d have his works translated right now into lingua spacia, for future spreading.

    There are so many juicy LRH sci fi ideas sprinkled for real, in his writings, and Tony, the people who are ex Sea Org members who have had access to these limited writings, need to be gotten together, at a convention, and get them swapping stories, and stirring their memories of what they recall LRH wrote.

    We likely won’t ever see those writings, but some of the CST staff, and for sure people like Shelly, and Terri Gamboa, and various others, will have read and remember the CST/Archives dozen or so private writings of LRH’s that relate to the Archives Project.

    Anyways, I’ve listed a lot of names, and if anyone comes across Wade Starr, for instance, he and Dylan if those two got together, they might stir each other’s memories of a lot more details of CST history.

    David Lantz, if he ever writes his life at ASI during the years he was the Trust Treasurer, would just be monumental in terms of what really happens with the money!

    • Gerard Plourde

      Are the Oulettes Canadian? If so, could they be related to Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec? That could explain his knowledge of and vocal opposition to Scientology.

      • Robert Eckert

        Ouellette is a very old name in Canada. The main street in Windsor in the part of downtown where the tunnel from Detroit lets out is called Ouellette Avenue, for example. Any relationship would probably be many generations back.

        • WildaBeast

          I lived in Montreal for awhile. Ouellet and Ouellette are like Jones or Brown in England. You seriously can’t throw a rock on St.-Catherine St. without hitting one, not that I ever tried.

          • stanrogers

            Throwing rocks on Ste-Catherine is probably not a good idea. Hell, singing loudly on Ste-Catherine can get you arrested if you can’t carry a tune (or produce a permit). (I lived right at the Papineau station for a while. Quietest “party area” I ever lived in, thanks to the roaming bands of SPVN.)

            • WildaBeast

              The one place you can busk safely in Montreal is in the Metro stations – as long as you keep under those harp signs. I know – three days after I moved there, I went to play, and didn’t know about the signs. A rather irate STCUM employee cursed me out bilingually, then grabbed my arm to (I swear) shove my sleeves up to look for track marks. That’s when I pulled away and got placed in custody for “resisting”. My landlord had to come down and back up my story that I really had just arrived in town and didn’t know jack shit about how the system worked. I never forgot again, believe me!
              But yeah, Ste-Cat is *not* the place to act like a dickwad 😀 I had a friend who moved from the South Shore to near Papineau, and it was a lovely quiet area. Used to love going to hang out there.

        • Gerard Plourde

          Thanks. My own French-Canadian roots attest to the ubiquity of some surnames (there appear to be about a million Plourdes of various spellings in the US and Canada). I am curious to know what brought Scientology onto the Cardinal’s radar in 2009.

      • Imelda Marcos

        “Ouellet” is a fairly common Quebec name. I suppose Cardinal Ouellet’s condemnation of it is along the same lines as the Catholic Church’s condemnation of Buddhism; there is no God there.

        • Imelda Marcos

          I should say fairly common French-Canadian name.

          • RMycroft

            Since the French crown’s focus was on beaver pelts rather than settlers, the colony was kept poorly supplied with essentials such as last names.

            • Jgg2012

              Now now, don’t pick on French-Canadians. The Montreal Org hasn’t had a new auditor since 1996, and its a metro area of over 2 million people.

            • RMycroft

              I used to live in the West Island Zone.

            • Jgg2012

              What do they think of Scientology?

        • richelieu jr

          “Ouellet” lust be French Cnadian, it is not French, at least it has no meaning to me and those around me.

          • Robert Eckert

            The 17th-century settlers came from a minor seignieurie called Ouilly-le-Basset, near Falaise in Normandy. One theory is that the name came from oeil “eye” and referred to a spring, but a more likely theory is that it was simply a Francification of the English name “Willy”.

          • stanrogers

            A lot of our names are from Normandy (and so is much of the grammar, which is why one hears that the French Canadian troops had an easier time communicating with the locals than the Free French did on D-day), so they’re often francofied Germanic names. And it wasn’t odd, either, for immigrants to Quebec to have their names altered; there are more Aucoins than you can shake a stick at, and that was originally Ó Quinn.

            • monkeyknickers

              Aucoins doesn’t mean – we who live on the corner?

              :)))

            • stanrogers

              Well, the name is actually singular, and it does sort of mean that in real French, but the spelling is just as close as you can get it French to rendering O’Quinn (which is as close as you can get to Ó Quinn or Ó Cuinn in English). There are some in France (mercenaries who settled and “escaped” Catholics) as well, but most of the ones we have in Canada come to us via various famines. What’s surprising is that some of the Irish names remained completely intact. (Probably because transliteration didn’t work well: Johnson would need to become something like Djiansonne, which nobody would be able to pronounce on sight.)

            • richelieu jr

              How funny! My own parents are Scottish (though I’m French) but ‘Aucoin’ means ‘In the Corner’! Bet they got a lot of teasing at school!

          • dwayners13 .

            Hey Richelieu jr, are you a fellow Tim’s drink’n & poutine eating, Canuck?

            • richelieu jr

              Sorry, I am French!

            • dwayners13 .

              Sorry, I hope I didn’t offend. I’m a Canadian, however my great, great grandfather was from a small town in France. After re-reading your comments I realize that I misunderstood some of them.

            • richelieu jr

              No worries! Canada is great!

        • Gerard Plourde

          Not quite – Here’s a quote from a story from 2009 that was posted on Why We Protest:

          “The archbishop of Quebec emphasized his support for freedom of religion. On the other hand, Cardinal Ouellet does not put Scientology on a footing of equality with Islam or the Catholic religion.’Scientology is something else. For me, this community is not a church, ‘he said.

          “For example, the Muslim community in Quebec will build a new mosque.I have no problem with that! The Muslim religion is one of the great recognized religions.”

          and the link –

          https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/catholic-cardinal-says-scientology-is-not-a-church.33172/

          • Imelda Marcos

            Okay, I guess I just heard the “athiestic system” comment, as if he was spoilin’ for a fight. 😉

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Yes, they are French Canadian Sea Org members, of course my info is almost 20 years old now!

        but such is how Scientology inner history dribbles out, here and there, on chat sites, in the comments section!

    • richelieu jr

      You’re a treasure yourself, Chuck!

      Thanks yet again!

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        years ago, I noticed a pattern, which is true for any group, of whistleblowers and defectors, going public.

        I am sort of a an odds making predictor of who I think would be excellent to tell their stories, and get NEW exciting details of what is really going on in Scienotlogy, of names of people who ought get in touch.

        I guess I’m a kind of Scientology cult tipster and encourager for ex Scientologist whistleblowers of all types, to unveil what is bad in Scientology.

        It’s a sort of word of mouth consumer reporting tipster encouraging role that I think is important for those of us with half way decent memories to continue to engage in, and then let pro media and writers like Tony, get the news and do something with it!

        • richelieu jr

          Like I said, Chuck!

        • aquaclara

          You have a fascinating memory for all the good tidbits….thanks for sharing, and filling in with all these good stories….

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      wait “Dan Przybylski was the CST boss”. Little Danny P? I forget what his nick was. That is just scary, Chuck. They must have given him a complete brain transplant, because Dan was not someone you ever pictured as boss of anything. And I saw AGP’s pictures from Twin Peaks. I recognize the lady “Sarah Bellin”. Do you know what her previous name was before Russ? Was she an auditor at AO?
      I think over at WWP there might have been a look at Wade in Wyoming. Seems like he had a construction small biz in the area. You might want to change over there.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        CST is a mild way out of the way, total cushy Sea Org job! The isolation is the worst, the rest of their lives are capable of being perfect low key lives, so long as NO asshole execs are on board, and the only kinda asshole is the lady on the left, who is Sara Bellin, Russ’s wife. Arthur’s a sweetie gentle person.

        The reception lady, old GO lady, forget her name, she is a nice lady. All the CST staff are uniform milktoast nice people! (Except Sara).

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oh well that’s different. I can see Dan in that job now then. That’s so much better an image than him becoming a vulture exec pod. And Yes, Sara was scary.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        ….cont. Dan Prysbilski was the CO Archives before Russ. He did it during the 1980s, I’m not sure who was the original CO CST, we’d have to ask someone like Dan Koon, who is a goldmine of Int Base/CST names and history, so if you see Dan posting on some subject, ask Dan Koon/aka Joe Howard any history questions too!

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          Also Mark Fisher, when Mark posts here, Mark knows everyone about CST for the 1980s!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Dan was at ASHO at least until 1983 during the great exodus. That much I can verify.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        …yeah Sarah was at AO or ASHO, like you thought, don’t remember her maiden name.

        Warrior, Mark Plummer, a goldmine of PAC Sea Org history, is the man to ask who Sarah used to be.

        Mark doesn’t post here much, but when you see him post, ask him your list of added up questions.

        In fact to everyone, keep your questions categorized and when the ex Sea Org people with somewhat good memories post here, flood them with your saved up questions.

        I’m all for flushing out some history, and helping lay down a LOT of raw info, for the smarter cookie media and writers to connect the dots with!

    • RMycroft

      Vault to get Hubbard’s writings July 25, 1991, Bob Henderson, Editor’s Note, St. Petersburg Times
      http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/50647275.html?dids=50647275:50647275&FMT=FT&FMTS=ABS:FT

      The Petrolia vault is on 3,600 acres bought since 1984 by the Los Angeles-based Church of Spiritual Technology. Cempa says it is a Scientology splinter group set up to preserve the religious and philosophical writings of Hubbard.

      The Ferndale Enterprise, a weekly newspaper published in the Petrolia area, quotes Michel Ouelette, manager of the vault, as saying, “We are not the Church of Scientology. However, we do share a common interest with it through our belief in the value and workability of Mr. Hubbard’s writing in solving today’s spiritual problems. We will not be conducting religious ceremonies at the ranch. The purpose of the property is for the preservation of religious wisdom.”

      I got tweezers for that “splinter group”.

      • Jgg2012

        Someday a reincarnation of LRH is going to claim ownership of everything these splinter groups have

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Russell Bellin, perhaps related to Sarah Bellin of this AGP video at Twin Peaks CST…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIpo4Kudrpc

      • GlibWog

        ” Release the Dogs! ” Absolutely Evil.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        AGP’s and Anon Orange’s raid on Twin Peaks was an all time in Scieno history first. Never has any such protest been done!

        truly remarkable.

        Miscavige hates attention on this mother CST facility. the originals of LRH’s manuscripts I believe are kept here, but where and exactly today all things go, Shelly would know.

        I hope she escapes, and the world will be prepped to understand now, what someone of Shelly’s stature might say, when she defects and goes public someday.

        • Eivol Ekdal

          “Flummoxed” is the best way to describe the lady at reception.

    • J. Swift

      1. As a tax exempt entity, CST has to spend money in the public benefit and cannot hoard it. This is true of all tax exempt entities in Scientology. This is why vaults are built and new Idle Morgues are purchased. Money has to be spent to keep 501c3 status.

      2. As a tax exempt organization, CST/Scientology cannot hoard money, but it can hoard titanium and other precious metals in the form of archival “metallic” scriptures. In 2000, David Miscavige stated publicly that there were 2,300 titanium capsules. These “capsules” are large and hold stainless steel records.

      3. To argue that Scientology is an “LRH Immortality Project” is in contradiction to saying that CST is “Money Protection Scam.”

      4. Therefore, the only thing in Scientology that has any real immortality is money. The LRH name is simply a vehicle whereby money may be protected.

      5. LRH Immortality is therefore a red herring. It is about the money, and, some portion of this tax exempt money must be spent on something.

      6. LRH Source Tech in vaults “proves” that Scientology is a religion as far as the IRS and PR is concerned.

      6. CST money has to be spent, so the money is spent on vaults to prove that 7

      7. The Church has “throwaway money” it must spend and the CST vaults with the “Tech” inside constitute physical evidence of the Cult’s argument that it is a real religion.

      • J. Swift
        • J. Swift

          A CST stainless steel record being played on a solar powered record player is shown in the photo below.

          Notes:

          1. CST stainless steel records may only be handled and played using white cotton gloves. As white cotton gloves will be in short supply after a thermonuclear holocaust, the records may not be played until such a time as white cotton gloves become available.

          2. Following a thermonuclear holocaust there will be a nuclear winter for decades. As the record player is solar powered, the stainless records may not be played until the sun reappears and white cotton gloves become available.

          3. CST has not made the combination lock numbers for its vaults available to the public. Therefore, survivors of a thermonuclear holocaust will not be able to get into the vaults until they can crack the lock. And as stated, the records will be useless until there is sunshine and white cotton gloves.

          This all makes complete sense to me.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Once I pick my jaw up off the floor….I am going to take my Cognition and shut the hell up!

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Our CST nuclear bomb proof vaults will be extremely easy for returning thetans to access and use. The instructions and necessary supplies are buried in a gold mine.

          • monkeyknickers

            You funny, cat. :)

          • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

            You forget, the tiny detail that Jeff Kretz told me, which is that several CST top vets, namely Vorm, Bellin and someone else, are the one’s who volunteered to be the Sea Org members of the future, of course they will bring their white gloves with them! And they are chanting/reciting to themselves to remember those combo lock combos as we speak! They chanting/reciting the combos daily (joking).

            Swift, you’ve been brilliant a whole lot of years in your observations!

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        It’s only due to smart outsiders like you, that stimulate and add to the discussion that us half-way decent memory ex insiders spit out our raw info.

        Your years of insightful comments on Clambake and other chat sites really impacted and advanced the discussion, and helped translate what Scientology is doing!

        Can’t thank you enough!

    • grundoon

      Before South Africa, L. Ron Hubbard proclaimed Ireland his nuclear armageddon hideout. By some odd coincidence, he realized its importance at just about the time that he was being kicked out of the UK in 1956.

      While three lords and the leader of the opposition in the House of Commons petition the Home Secretary to permit me to stay in England for yet a while, we are nevertheless going ahead with the establishment of an office in Dublin, Eire. This office is located at 69 Merrion Square…. This office is the swankiest address in Dublin. The Park Avenue, the Harley Street of Dublin is Merrion Square. This is where all the medical boys hang out…. This is our fall-back point in case of atomic attack and will be completely equipped for dissemination of publications and will be known as the HASUK Atomic Energy Healing Division Emergency Station, Dublin, Eire. This is one small toe-hold up on the ladder toward our next step in dissemination. Right here as I stand we’ve got the problem of radiation whipped so you see where we’re going, so let’s go…. We can prove what we’re doing and predict what we’re doing, and now we’ve got our hands on the monopoly of radiation healing throughout the world and we certainly had better make the best of it. – OPERATIONAL BULLETIN NO. 17 – 14 February 1956 – PROCESSING RESULTS

      When the Queen asked me to tip my cap and leave England as an insidious and Communist influence intensely disrupting the very best plans of the Home Secretary, I might have gone straight back to America. However…. it seemed to me that I had better spend my time setting up an emergency station for Scientology in a country that wasn’t likely to get atom bombed. So here I am in Dublin, Eire…. I am of course taking advantage of the peculiar features of the place, such as the fact that the major export of Ireland is people, and am making all the shots count….

      Unlike Communist-infiltrated England, where Russia has been active with anti-American propaganda in order to rob the crown of its only powerful ally to ready a later banquet for the Russian bear, Ireland is enthusiastically pro American. Lacking things to fight, the Irishman has been shooting up Communism quite enthusiastically and so we don’t even find the medical profession here antipathetic to Scientology….

      Atomic radiation burns savagely and furiously, and life so burnt in this age and time then is incapable of procreating. In other words, an atomic burn hits mainly at the second dynamic. The reason it does is the number of times planets have been wiped out in the past. When atomic radiation came all procreation became pointless…. Thus the appearance of radioactivity tends to aberrate the second dynamic. Its actual use brings about a total apathy on procreation. Radiation first and foremost when it burns is effective simply because the hemoglobin no longer makes new cells and so a person dies of acute anemia. The blood cells are, it is true, the most cowardly of all the body cells. Blood cells lake into the center of the body in a moment of fear or terror. They give up quickest when struck by atomic radiation.

      I have been conducting a series of experiments, one of them almost fatal to myself, on the auditing of radiation burns. I have found that we can make an enormous effect upon radiation burns and can cure them in a milder form. That means we are the only agency, the only people on the face of Earth who can cure the effect of atomic radiation. I expect to make further progress in this direction and the whole answer is not yet gained, for the whole answer would be to actually proof a body against radiation itself.

      It is rather foolish to believe that a flash of light which actually goes through and is not stopped by ten feet of concrete can yet do things of hideous magnitude to a body. That is all that alpha and gamma and the rest are — a flash of light. There must then be some cooperation on the part of the body to stop the flash which is not present in concrete. True, a newspaper held before the body interposed between it and an atomic flash can keep the body from being severely burned, but remember the actual destructive rays do actually go on through the newspaper and unless stopped by the body itself would go on through the body. On such reasoning I began to experiment to discover what the body was doing in connection with atomic radiation and discovered that it was actually stopping it….

      Radiation is the only thing capable of reaching into the mock-up strata of a thetan and on this high wavelength knocking apart his bank. There are many black fives around whose black screens are actually radiation hunger…. Evidently the thetan has to change his mind very thoroughly before the body can be coaxed into letting radiation pass by. The body is apparently anxious for radiation punishment, since it then no longer has to continue a genetic line.

      The problem on which I am working is the actual proofing of a body against damage from bomb flash. That is between us auditors. To publication, however, it is actually factual that we are the only people who can do anything to alleviate or cure atomic fission. No serums or other mechanisms have proven effective. The most effective means of cleaning up radiation or radioactive dust in an area is the common water hose. That is the high tide of anti-radiational research. In Scientology, using standard procedures and including in them an address to radioactive masses, we can cure by remedying havingness with it radiation burns.

      Now I want you… to send me at once any article in whatever publication or any book or pamphlet of whatever simple or complex nature you have, know about and can get, to me here at the Scientology Emergency Station…. Please send me as well any horror material you have. I do not even have a copy of John Hersey’s book on Hiroshima or any newspaper accounts on it…. As Ireland is well removed from any such threat, the material extant at this point is very poor. I need this material in order to draw upon it for a book. This book will be called “Atomic Burns, Their Danger, Cure and Prevention,” and it will be, we hope, in all the major book stores of the world and will be, I assure you, translated into the various languages….

      A symptom of this insanity visible to us every month or so from Enid, Oklahoma, is a man who was, for a long while, closely connected with atomic energy, and who between attacks on Scientology has horrible writhings concerning his own sanity and alternates attacks upon his auditor with grovelling begging to be relieved of the awfulness of his life. Nothing could be done for this man previously in Scientology, as no research had been done on the peculiar aberration from which he was suffering— overdoses of radiation received while an observer at Eniwetok. The screens which covered his vision were radiation hungry. No one auditing him connected his past experience with atomic energy and his case, since it was not known that there was any relationship. So we have had at least one case in our own midst demonstrating various types of insanity simply by reason of having been connected with atomic energy earlier in his career. There may be others. We know now that these surrender as cases if by auditing they are brought to create and destroy radiative masses in mock-ups….

      Fortunately Scientology is already well entrenched in many atomic energy areas and many atomic scientist connections know of it and the materials which are developed concerning radiation cure can of course be applied to this particular problem with considerable benefit….

      We are very shortly going to publish a book as possessing the only effective cure for atomic radiation known to man…. I am writing or have scheduled the following books: 1. The Elements of Scientology — Basic Course Manual. 2. Atomic Burns — Their Danger, Cure and Prevention. (This is the one we mainly need the bookstore list for.) 3. Scientology — The Modern Science of Ability (a rewrite of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health). – PROFESSIONAL AUDITOR’S BULLETIN No. 74 – 6 March 1956 – OFFICE IN IRELAND

      • Poison Ivy

        Holy shit, that’s a lot of manure.

        “I have been conducting a series of experiments, one of them almost fatal to myself, on the auditing of radiation burns. I have found that we can make an enormous effect upon radiation burns and can cure them in a milder form. That means we are the only agency, the only people on the face of Earth who can cure the effect of atomic radiation.”

        Oh yes, Ron. Yes. And all the hard, numerical date from those near-fatal “experiments?” Did your dog eat them too?

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        I guess he was wishing to cash in on a self help book that he presumed the wide public would dash to the bookstores to buy, in fear of how to cleanse all the radiation off them, like to be safe and have the Hubbard radiation handling book as one of the items they take with them into their bomb shelters!

        Like if the NY Times had a list of books to ensure people had in their bombshelters, then Hubbard wanted his to be on that list!

    • Artoo45

      I think Chuck Beatty’s Encyclopedia of Entheta would be a best seller. Just sayin’ . . .

  • Oyster Bay

    More like 85 million copies in landfills.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Actually, Scientology could be setting up the 85-million-year foot bullet. Here’s the scenario…

    In a world… far distant from our own… (OK, let’s skip the movie trailer narration).

    The world does, indeed, finally come to their senses, embraces the Tech and a new Golden Age commences. Millions of years pass. David Miscavige, the brilliant, charismatic Founder of the Golden Age keeps. Coming. Back. (The Sea Org comes back, you know. Says so, in Latin. Revenimus.) And, being the dynamic COB he is, he keeps the Tech constantly refreshed, adding to both knowledge, and his personal coffers. (Hey, somebody has to pay for New Golden-Era Age of Tech NOTS LXVII!)

    MEANWHILE… a plucky group of Sea Org cadets, rambling along on a hike through the tumbled ruins of what was once the WUS continent are met by a wise old hermit with flaming red hair and an ascot. He is somewhat inscrutable, but seems to have recently arrived on Teegeeack (this is what everyone calls the planet these days) in a space craft, and is looking for… something important.

    Long story short, it’s LRH (yay!) and he’s seeking the legendary vaults. Seems that the COB is actually an evil SP (who knew!), and has allowed the vaults to slip into obscurity. After many harrowing adventures, the young cadets, led by the hermit, find the vaults, and discover the amazing truth– the Tech has been SQUIRRELED! It is unassailable, as the original words of the Master are still there, preserved for all time. Armed with the truly true Truth, cadets and hermit lead a revolt and restore order on Planet Earth. The end.

    Great yarn, eh?

    • George Layton

      So Xenu and dm end up being cell mates?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Save that for the sequel. Sample dialogue:
        “So, is it my turn to be the husband?”

    • WildaBeast

      Can someone please get the funding to do a super-low-budget production of this? It doesn’t even have to be feature-length! Or maybe Douglas can pitch it to Trey Stone and Matt Parker? Come on, PLEEEAAASE?

    • grundoon

      That’s why Dave does his editing before engraving the scriptures onto the metal plates.

    • Missionary Kid

      No. It’s a nightmare, just like everything else based on LRH. 😉

  • Chains of Mind

    There is another less insidious cult that uses an inside mountain vault for a similar reason. Their massive vault even has an underground tunnel leading to the churches headquarters. In addition to their religious artifacts and writings (much historically damning information is stashed here), they also house genealogical records (which may be worthwhile). The vault is known as Granite Mountain. It is designed to withstand the cleansing of the earth with fire (nuclear?) that will precede the second coming of Christ.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I am very familiar with Granite Mountain. The Mormons had quite the head start on LRH.

      • Chains of Mind

        LRH was just following suit!

    • Mark

      Summit Lighthouse a.k.a. Church Universal & Triumphant also started building vaults after the gruesome Elizabeth Clare Prophet went completely nutjob. Some of them were bomb-shelters, but others were fuel-oil tanks, which leaked and polluted the soil. And didn’t Bhagwash sorry Bhagwan’s lot do some bunker-digging at their Oregon retreat?

      • Chains of Mind

        I’d bet that this is pretty common with the worlds cults…uh um, I mean religions. Obviously their self importance is inflated.

        The Buddha supposedly said that it did not matter if all the Dharma writings were destroyed because truth was truth and would undoubtedly arise again.

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    Names of ex OSA staff who someday might get their heads on straight, and tell the exact dull details behind the scenes of how OSA “tech” people go through the exiting and potential “threat” ex staff who ask to “route out” (the dreary hard standard procedure to leave the Sea Org that takes some, like me, 15 months my second attempt, and 7 months on my first failed attempt to “route out”‘ included as part of the “route out” procedure is for the Sea Org member to sign a variety of legal docs that OSA people prep.

    OSA tech people go through the case, ethics and personnel folders, culling the most worst aspects of the exiting Sea Org member’s career, and weave that into the reason that person admits (under the imagined do’s and dont’s mentality that is by then instilled in almost all exiting Sea Org members that they must sign these legal docs in order to get the hell out, finally).

    That process of signing one’s “routing out” legal docs, usually like in my case, I had to sign them on various occassions since in my case I harbored strong urges to go to the media and to lawyers, to complain about what I’d experienced, in my case, I had some really juicy legal self admission docs I was lead to believe was everyday and routine for exiting members to sign. I signed a particularly obnoxious legal doc upon being assigned to the RPF, and then a couple during the RPF, until at one point I refused to sign any further legal self disparaging docs, so my final doc is pretty tame, and by that time I’d already signed and confessed in other legal docs enough “goods” that Scientology could use to smear me, so my final doc has no disparaging material against me, they already had that in other docs.

    there is a gauntlet of docs they will try to make you sign, depending on what level of “threat” you seem, and what they can coerce you to sign. I admittedly was very much a sucker and really only began to complain when the docs I could see being someday being used against me, then at moments of that realization, is when you just almost mentally lose it. You see all your years of work for this group crumbling, and it can be staggering mentally.

    Anyways, everyone’s different in their response, since many sign the docs, admit their faults, get out, and remain in the Scientology community and they know in the backs of their minds, that the “church” still has the “goods” on them, so that is another psychological factor and negative overall influence that Scientology holds over a lot of it’s members in good standing!

    One’s skeletons, told and documented in the file cabinets and in house internet sites, Dan Garvin told me the name of the man who maintains the dirty deeds in house computer file system on the members, and my ex wife, Janet Finley Parker, she used to maintain the public Scientologists’ dirty deeps summary files in her office, she was the “Clearances Officer” at OSA who gave the okays for people going to the Freewinds, for years, until Janet was busted or chose to demote herself, after I left.

    The OSA tech people, Jane Jenztsch, Kathy True, Carol Martiniano, Joan Diskin, Gerda Herrera (Gerda went on to RTC and was one of the high level interrogator “Security Checkers” for RTC), all will know about the culling of case, ethics and personnel folders.

    Should any of these named people gain their wits, I urge them to privately or publicly contact Tony Ortega, and spill their stories privately or publicly, just how OSA behind the scenes today has been continuing its dirty work.

    • Robert Eckert

      What relation is “Jane Jenztsch” to Heber / Yvonne / Alexander Jenztsch?

      • Nevermore

        From an old Village Voice entry: ‘I understand that Heber’s wife (Jane Jentzsch) blew from OSA Int a few years ago. ‘ She’s his third wife?

        • Robert Eckert

          1st wife then? Yvonne was 2nd wife, and Karen 3rd?

          • Nevermore

            Is it not Karen, then Yvonne then Jane?

            • Robert Eckert

              I don’t know, that’s why I’m asking.

          • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

            Yvonne was before Karen and Jane was after Karen.

            I think Heber had 1 or 2 before he married Yvonne.

            • Robert Eckert

              Thanks, Chuck. His father, I’ve heard, was from one of the splinter Mormon groups that still believes in multiple wives at the same time, though Heber has not been accused of that.

            • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

              correct, as far as I know. Heber is not untypical of some Sea Org long term members. I married twice, I don’t think I’d have married a 3rd time, but others have married 3 and more times, as Sea Org members, and they were not Mormon born, etc.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Splinter groups! No. The FLDS considers themselves… Source!
              Don’t even get me started!!!

    • pronoia

      I hope you have an opportunity to testify in court (hopefully in one of the lawsuits now filed or being prepared). about the way the cult uses confidential religious ritual secrets to blackmail and strong arm it’s members.

    • Mooser

      Nobody has ever picked up the nearest convenient object and let fly at those bastards? Seems like a good swing, delivered with plenty of vim, landing on the spot indicated, and ending with a graceful follow-through, should get the job done.
      I’ve always been so afraid to tell people what to do. I’ve always been afraid they would react like I do when I’m told what to do. Or like my wife does when I timidly suggest a course of action she might take, if she liked, of course.

      I still think the best anti-Scientology ploy would be to buy a boat, moor it in any yacht club, and all those who might be tempted by scientology can spend a day with the potted ex Navy officers populating the docks. If that don’t show ’em what L Ron was, they’re hopeless.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        I’m sure somewhere there are some scoiological studies about the personality types (dupes and rather vulnerable or submissive, or in Scieno terminology, people with “ruins” making them gullible to the “We can handle your ruin, we promise” approach that Hubbard has his movement members trained and penalzed to within an inch of their teeth to follow), all to Hubbard’s cult carnival show’s advantage.

        People who see all the blatant offensive give up your normal citizen rights problems in Scientology are in the “quit fast” category, so you tougher nuts who are blatantly offended by Scientology get weeded out of their movement, fast!

        Hubbard perfected this con religion, believe me!

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Tony’s article above about the CST vaults, had quite a lot of significance, once you get all the basics of what Hubbard’s cult is selling.

        It’s selling this “tech”, and the “tech” is getting buried in these vaults, and Hubbard is putting so much important on his “tech”, that he’s wasting the memberships zillions of dollars to bury and preserve this “tech” like it is some future tablets of of the 10 commandments for Moses to dig up, but think instead that the truth is Hubbard wants future lives Sea Org members who come back to earth, way way way in the future, to dig up Hubbard’s ten commandments’ “tech” tablets, which are stainless steel plates.

        That’s the long short bad summary of where all the money is going, Into these stainless steel plates, in the vaults, and into the buildings (at least the buildings make the cities look a little nicer). The stainless steel plates, like people have criticized on other chat sites, those will likely be melted down, just like the Psychlos melted down the gold they found here on earth, in Hubbard’s book.

        • Robert Eckert

          But the billions of dollars that are spent on the vaults and the buildings and the metal plates etc. all go out to whatever company does the construction work and supplies the metal and engraves it etc. and those companies we don’t know the names of, but I’m sure DM owns every one of them directly or indirectly.

          • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

            good point, which is why, in once sense, companies like Sysco, who make out well from the Sea Org which purchases LOTS of food from Sysco for Flag and PAC, that it’s a go along and get along business mentality.

            Businesses who do business with Scientology are just taking the neutral business people view of Scientology as just another client.

            Insider business back scratching, I know when I was funding one large project, and I was getting business quotes, for a quarter of a million dollars, from various businesses, in order to choose which one to produce the products I had to get produced (it was my first time doing a large purchase in the church’s name), I opted to use the cheapest supplier, who turned out to produce a mediocre product, quality wise.

            I should have not just gone for the savings, and instead used the better company. The Hubbard get prices quotes, 3 quotes, before purchasing I took literally, and didn’t take into consideration the quality side, and my choice saved Scientology 20-30 Gs, but I think I longer range did more harm by my going with the insider Scientologist business man who didn’t have sufficient quality control, compared to the larger ‘wog” company who I should have gone with. So I can say I was slightly guilty myself of what you speculate is rampant. But I disagree it is rampant.

            This was 1989.

            On the RPF, I noticed that our suppliers who brought in the products we used at the PAC Base, food and supplies, were all typical local or larger international businesses, Sysco I’ve mentioned is likely the biggest supplier of food for Sea Org’s most major bases.

            On a smaller scale, the Argent jewelry company that Neville Potter set up, to keep Mary Sue busy in a business activity somewhat, in her retirement, I think might have some type of insider connection to produce the majority of the Scientology jeweltry, that’s my speculation that aligns with your general direction of thought.

            Billions have not been spent on the vaults, I’d estimate 100 to 150 million dollars only.

            Chuck

    • sister wendy

      Wow- thank you for more of your story. Helps every time I read it, even though I wasn’t SO…

    • 0tessa

      I’m sure they are all reading this!

    • no_srsly

      your knowledge & information is very helpful to those of us on the outside. Thank you for sharing.

  • ze moo

    Joseph Stalin was 5 foot 4 inches tall. His ‘five year plans’ featured many useless and confusing statistics too. I have read the Way to Happiness booklet on the internet, it is a homogenized, pasteurized, distillation of every popular morality list from just about every religion. Even the Boy and Girl Scout laws and oaths are used. The old adage, ‘Practice what you preach’ does not apply to CO$.

    Battlefield Earth can’t be judged by normal standards. If you do, it would never have been printed, let alone made into a movie. I got my copy from the 3 dollar bargain bin at Best Buy (not an endorsement). I over paid. I can see Forest Whittaker and Barry Pepper cringing every time BE is mentioned, but their participation just proves that they are actors who do their jobs. I’d blame the writer, but he did stick to Lroons story very well. It is just a shitty book……The Harrier Jump jets and atom bombs that still worked after a thousand years in storage were just 2 of the impossible things in that book/movie. Plan 9 From Outer Space was better, at least Bella Lugosi died before he had to see his part in it. Lucky bastard……

    • Mark

      I only paid 20p for my copy at a local charity shop; it’s where I got all my Dan Brown “novels” as well – not a penny of royalties shall that talentless hack get from me…

      • tetloj

        LRH or Dan Brown…..never mind…

        • Mark

          It’s all right; they’ve got plenty of good stuff there as well!

  • Mooser

    That charming blonde lady is telling me that Scientology defies the duty-to-inform. When there is abuse or a medical emergency, there is a duty to inform, and honestly, the proper public agencies.

    • Mooser

      So I gotta ask myself, did the first e-meter use vacuum tubes? When did they go to solid-state components? Large-scale integrated circuits? And finally, the e-meter must be using digital logic, chips and LCD readout by now, right? Naturally, I would expect the latest E-meter to have an easy USB connection to computers, I-phones, and the rest.

      • Missionary Kid

        No, galvanometers don’t require vacuum tubes. They’re all just a battery, a meter, and resistors, and capacitors. It just measures skin resistance.

      • RMycroft

        The first e-meters did use vacuum tubes in the amplifier stage. The latest e-meters are over ten years old and still rotting in their boxes. They have serial ports.

        • Missionary Kid

          I stand corrected. In order to magnify the little changes in skin resistance, they obviously added an amplifier stage. GIGO still applies. If you amplify something that is not real accurate, you still get an inaccurate reading.

          • RMycroft

            Someone could probably throw together a pretty good e-meter around a $35 Raspberry Pi core. (Add some op amps, A/D converter and soup cans.) But that would be like building a pretty good square wheel.

            • Missionary Kid

              Amen.

      • Missionary Kid

        I corrected myself. See my answer to RMycroft.

    • tetloj

      Repeated reports and evidence of calls to the cult first, with proper authorities informed some hours after the fact. Have also read that 911 calls at Flag go to internal security (that makes my blood boil).

      • Zer0

        That in itself most likely has caused deaths. EMTs in my area usually can get to you in about 7 minutes. I’m sure having 911 linked to an “internal security” ethics/PR person jacks that up to about 20 minutes, since they probably have to check with a supervisor. That can make an unstable but salvageable cardiac or stroke patient very dead.

        • RMycroft

          Don’t forget their practice of taking away prescription medication. (Which they say that they never do, it was long ago, and they stopped last week.)

          I doubt anyone bothers to tell the EMTs about that when they get there.

      • WildaBeast

        Wait…WHAT? They have 911 calls routed to their internal fucking security?! Can someone please tell me how that is in any way shape or form legal? Forget morally right or wrong, how is that not directly breaking the law? How do you even hack your phone system to make it DO that? Yes, blood boiling is an accurate description, tetloj.
        (Okay, my apologies if this has posted three times but Disqus is being fucked and keeps putting me back to the posting box instead of showing the comment…)

  • Zer0

    Unrelated topic from Mike Rinder’s blog today- one strategy Miscavige may use to make people re-take courses….they weren’t taken in chronologic order!

    Miscavige apparently said this in a speech at Flag (it’s paraphrased by Mike’s insider source):

    “A bit about the “new” Pro Supervisor Course: the materials are now in chronological order, using the proper gradient…. The main problem with tech courses was the incorrect sequence of materials, but more on this later, when GAT II is released.”

    “He then likened this new breed of Sup to Class VIII auditors in terms of standardness. And the future of the planet depends on these new OOTs as they will train an army of auditors and change the future of the planet, thereby putting Scientology into a whole new dimension.”

    Mike’s comment on this:
    “EVERYTHING that is ever presented by Him is now going to be “the thing” that saves the world — and the big deal is that materials are in chronological order!! And this now makes “Class VIII Sups” — this really IS just plain ridiculous.”

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      There’s an old, old saying that applies: No matter how thinly you slice it, it’s still baloney.

    • Nevermore

      He really is a weasel, isn’t he?

      • WildaBeast

        Hey, Nevermore, I kept a ferret as a pet! The ferret was awesome – intelligent, affectionate, and playful. Ferrets are essentially 2-3lb. weasels. Please, please, don’t insult weasels so terribly! The only connection I can see is that, like a weasel, Miscavige stinks to high heaven no matter what is done to prevent it :p

        • Ciru

          He’s good at weaselling out of lawsuits too.

          • WildaBeast

            Hrrmmm, you make a good point. I missed that comparison, sorry :-)

        • Nevermore

          I tender my apologies to the weasels and ferrets of the world – no offence was intended!

          • WildaBeast

            :-) Your apology is accepted, on behalf of the various members of the weasel family.

          • Robert Eckert

            Fortunately, you don’t apologize to the honey badger because… honey badger don’t give a shit!

    • tetloj

      I like the comment I saw on his blog wtte that with all of this Miscavige has now really blown his wad

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I thought the “chrono Why” was already used and GAT I was the repair lube, no?

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    I remember being briefed that Church of Spiritual Technology was indeed, just a fall back, last ditch organization. This was in the era when the IAS reges were telling us that the IRS could do a “jeopardy assessment” and seize the assets of the {church} even before a trial and judgement. Or, as Denise says, Wollersheim or someone else was able to get all the way to RTC.

    CST was touted as the organization that would have the assets to recreate the whole Hubbard network under the CST name within 24 hours, IIRC, should the ‘scientology’ orgs be seized or otherwise closed down.

    This was in the mid 80’s when my then wife and I were being heavily sold to support the IAS with ‘donations’ in the mid to late 80’s.

    • RMycroft

      I like to think of CST as David Miscavige’s escape pod.

      • ze moo

        Six sites with expensive construction can hide a lot of kickbacks and outright fraud. Has anyone actually seen the tunnels and bunkers?? Is everything just a facade?

        • RMycroft

          There was a sheriff who got a brief guided tour of Trementina.

          Inside the Church of Scientology December 2, 2005, Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN
          http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0512/02/acd.01.html

          The curious incident of the elephant in the night time is that none of the Triumph of Dave presentations has ever shown a bragging photo of the inside of one of the vaults. Surely all those titanium cases would make a wonderful photo-op, especially when they could shuffle them to make them look more numerous? I doubt that Miscavige could resist, especially when he needs to pull double-plus good news out of his hat.

  • ze moo

    Why place all 6 ‘archive’ locations in the Cali- Arizona area? Don’t they know the coming magnetic field reversal is going to shift all the land between LA and Idaho is going to be underwater???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5m65EPHLg0

    As foretold by Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, Gordon Michael Scallion and Lrooon.

    • Spackle Motion

      Well that makes me rethink my real estate portfolio choices.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Not me. But I am going to look for good deals on boats!

  • Observer

    JON: I like the idea of putting the Scientology celebrities in a vault. Don’t knock it.

    Me too, Jon. Me too.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Celebs In A Vault. It’s the new meme, Obs. Remind me of a certain song, something with boxes. hehehe

    • Lark Smith

      What a nightmare scenario!!! JT would touch the men inappropriately, KA would rant obscenities, Elfman would be writing KR’s on everyone for raping babies, TC would attempt to imitate COB to be his #2, and Slappy McNutts would let his sadism run wild. They will all hold “cans” together until they are so batshit crazy that they believe this is paradise. Lol Great shoop Observer.

      • Sherbet

        And how is that a nightmare, Lark? Sounds like an absolute delight, since they’d be off the streets and media.

        • WildaBeast

          Plus we could imagine what they were doing in there and get all the schadenfreude we could EVER want…

    • GlibWog

      OMG hahahhahaha I love this Obs..Fabulous job..

    • Sherbet

      Be sure DM has a chance to get in there, too.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Wait…who is that not smiling? That’s entheta and anti command intention.

      • Observer

        It’s Kelly Preston

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Woh. tks Every time I see “trementina” I think of “talky tina” from the Twilight zone. You know, that vault house shell reminded me of a doll house. and we Know how David Miscaivge likes to play with dolls. I wonder if he’s had one that looks like Leah Remini yet? hahaha. Just can’t make this sheet up.

          http://youtu.be/hSy8Ko1vSKQ

        • Robert Eckert

          A gift for you, Obs: the Mormons have their sacred undergarments, but we have… Squirrel Underpants! Surely you can do something with this:

          http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41x74vUh-FL._SX385_.jpg

    • Nevermore

      Krustie looks like she’s just eaten a fellow celebrity…

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        …and hawking it up to make room for a new one!

    • cicely neville

      Sometimes I wonder about you, Obs! Like, what exactly goes into your martinis?

      • WildaBeast

        Something I can’t get, but want…

      • Observer

        This was fueled solely by coffee …

    • Jgg2012

      Shouldn’t Davey be in there too?

      • Observer

        Here’s how I see the scenario: Davey has taken the celebs’ money, and now that Armageddon has hit he has no further use for people whose arrogance and entitlement levels almost match his own, so he shoves them in an unventilated vault while he and Lou live an extravagant life in his personal vault (as extravagant as it can be in the circumstances, anyway) attended by a few brainwashed SO thralls.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          “A Few Brainwashed Men For a Few Dollars More”?

    • Sarah James

      Pretty picture!

    • DodoTheLaser

      Good one, Observer.

  • Sherbet

    I can’t. I can’t. There’s nothing for me to say, except What a scam behind the scam.

  • Sunny Sands

    Tent watchers’ update: You can see the Super Power “Flag” building in the background.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Thanks for these updates! That’s some erection down in Clearwater…

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Thanks. Sunny, a leaker on Rinder’s blog said that Miscavige stated at Fri nite graduation that he already had the permits. But the Mayor said he would be giving a permits checklist on September 5. Have you heard anything about the permit issue?

      Also, it looks like that one section of roof is a metal roof, not fabric. Is that right? If it’s all going to be metal, then it’s not really a tent a all. Or maybe it’s just that one section, perhaps to hang lights from.
      Oh, also DM said it would only be up until January. I should never have thrown away my scientology dictionary. I thought permanent meant, you know, permanent.

      • Sunny Sands

        Going by memory, I believe the TBT article about arbocide said they had a permit for the tent structure. I posted a fuzzy screen shot yesterday from the city website dated Aug. 16. But that permit appeared to say the structure was on a balcony, and that is the only permit I saw. If you want to go to this website, you can type in Aug. 16 and put a value of say $1000, and you can see the permit more clearly. I can’t image allowing this structure to go up without a permit, but stranger things have happened in Clearwater.

        http://pubreports.myclearwater.com/ReportServer/Pages/ReportViewer.aspx?%2fAccelaReports%2fIssued+Construction+Permit+Search&rs%3aCommand=Render

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Thanks again Sunny. I couldn’t find one going back July 1, 203(I couldn’t pull up earlier than that, kept getting an error code) through January 31, 2014. All I could find is the one you mentioned, which sounds like putting up a canopy on the balcony at Flag, and the other two were for renovations in existing buildings.

          • Robert Eckert

            Couldn’t go back before July 1, 203? Records from the Severan dynasty are a mite sparse.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              hahaha. I know, right?

    • nottrue

      wheres the tent toilet Please not on the trees

      • Semper Phi

        When they had a smaller bigtop set up while the Fort Harrison was closed for renovations, they brought in some fancy, upstat trailer port-a-potties. Fancy, but still port-a-potties.

        • RMycroft

          They should import fancy ones from Japan.

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

          • 1subgenius

            Those are some batshit crazy Japanese there.

          • GlibWog

            Ugh.. Ugh.. That is just not my sense of humor! ugh

      • dwayners13 .

        The ‘most ethical people on the planet’ decided to cut down the trees to make room for the tent, despite the fact that the city denied their request. Since the fine was only a couple grand, they just defied the bylaw. Beside, these are OTs, they can be at cause over their bowels & bladders.

    • Mark

      Every time you’ve posted a new piccy of Shortarse’s Erection, the clouds seemed to be gathering – heavy, pendulous clouds. Now it’s started raining. Has the wind started getting up yet?

      • Sunny Sands

        This morning was a torrential downpour and the streets flooded. It has rained almost everyday for the last 10 weeks. It will be interesting to see what that kind of rain will do to a fabric roof.

        • Mark

          I’m hoping for sink-holes…

        • George Layton

          I hope the folks on the lift are wearing fall protection if they are working 100 hour weeks.

          • Sunny Sands

            I believe the workmen are professionals, not SO. I’ve seen some that look like SO types being directed to do menial tasks around the lot, but not the main ones.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I thought the tent install has to be done by the company that owns the tent. They have a branch in Orlando. Oh and the rain bursts and winds gusts have been so bad, my hubby has to drink our small pool twice a week now instead of heaving to fill it!

            • WildaBeast

              Whoa…the {church} doesn’t even OWN that monstrosity? They’re just RENTING it?
              ROFL.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              No, I think they DO own it, which is why DM decided to have it shipped. The company that makes professional structures now offers “tents” that have metal roofs so weather isn’t so much of a problem. But I thought I read that the tent company people would be putting it up. If it was the Sea Org, especially in the condition they’re in now, it would take forever and be a disaster.
              It has to cost big to have it shipped over here. What I don’t get is the cost of air conditioning that tent. That’s gonna be a monster and rates are crazy high due to, well they are high. It all seems such a monstrous waste and doing all this in this season is just insane. More insane than usual.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              He is NOT insane!

              I mean, this is not just insane.

            • 1subgenius

              Its a circus.

            • RMycroft

              It wouldn’t be the first time.

              Planned Scientology circus lacks license February 11, 1987, St. Petersburg Times
              http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/access/49931881.html?dids=49931881:49931881&FMT=FT

              The Church of Scientology, which plans to hold a circus in downtown Clearwater on Saturday, doesn’t have the required licenses, city officials said Tuesday. The circus, scheduled to be held across from Coachman Park at the church’s Sandcastle Hotel, is to include elephant rides, horses, clowns, big cats and face painting. Complying with the city’s licensing regulations in time for a Saturday opening may be a problem. The Clearwater City Commission must approve the occupational licenses that circuses are required to get to operate, said Carole Greiner, Clearwater’s chief of general services. The commission doesn’t meet this week. Circuses are required to pay a fee of $375 a day in addition to getting commission approval, Ms. Greiner said. Violating the code could bring a fine of up to $250 a day by the city’s municipal code-enforcement board.

            • 1subgenius

              Let’s see. Its $375 a day with approval, but only $250 a day if you violate the approval requirement.
              Kinda like their tree slaughtering ordinance.

            • Robert Eckert

              I assume it is actually $375+250 if you are in violation, but still: chump change. We’ll see if on Sept. 5, Clearwater hands them an onerous check-list, and the Scilons just ignore it and swallow the fines.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I actually understood that. I am hoping it will be the IAS fraud that finally brings this all down. This tent project, including the Arborcide Incident, is getting the spotlight showing how brazen DM has become with his extravagances and blatant squandering of members’ cash.

            • RMycroft

              Maybe they’ll just rig plastic ducting to dump cold air down on the podium? (Not unlike the Quebec City winter opening where they piped hot air from Dave’s personal propane heaters.)

              Hmmm. Chances are, when the cold air hits warm humid air, it’ll turn into a massive fog fall fail generator. Shhh, let it be a surprise!

            • dwayners13 .

              You would think Miscavige would generate enough hot air on his own to warm up a 5 meter perimeter around the podium.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Go ahead and blame Duke Energy. They suck!

              Edit: Or TECO. They suck too!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Yeah, the crim gov attracting more crim thugs.

            • GlibWog

              OMG.. NO Skin off Shorty’s ass.. What is $ to him? It’s as real as Monopoly money.

              And if the Wales are sucker enough to just keep giving and giving.. ( I’m talkin bout the big ones) so that they can have a freakin Pin or certificate.. Or a brick named after them.. So be it..

              It is just a Win Win situation…

              Now the ones who don’t have $ and keep giving.. That is a different story. Sigh

            • dwayners13 .

              I’m pretty sure this is the tent they had shipped from Saint Hill in the U.K. Maybe it has the 2 interlocking circles on it’s top, (just in case LRH drops by) & secret O.T powers that can block out entheta & any attempt from Mark “Wise Beard-Man” Bunker from video taping the ceremony.

        • WildaBeast

          I hope for the sake of the public roped in to attending this shitshow that the roof is plastic-lined…imagine paying airfare, accommodations, food, {donations}, etc. etc., only to turn up for The Great Event and it’s in a leaky tent; the water would just RUIN your black-tie outfits…

          • GlibWog

            I would just be sick about it!

        • Missionary Kid

          The fabric on “tents” like this is pretty substantial. Rain won’t affect it. Wind will.

          • Eivol Ekdal

            “show me the magic”

        • Zer0

          the more serious concern/hope is that mud will seep into the flooring and make the whole thing a quagmire

        • GlibWog

          OMG and if it’s NOT raining it is HOT, HOT HOT ugh… HUMID….

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            What is worse is it is raining and it is STILL HOT!

            • GlibWog

              Amen Sister…Went to the beach the other day and the water was so warm I had to come home! ugh…

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Does that not SUCK? and I keep my pool really warm. but when you walk into the ocean and you get hotter? WTF!!!!

            • GlibWog

              hey Bury .. The Southern SP meeting.. should I just e mail HOLE?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Well, yes!!!
              Cuz I know I am supposed to know more about this…but I don’t…?
              Forgive me…my hormones are so messed up I can barely recognize myself in a mirror.
              BTN is having a bad Cognitive week!

            • GlibWog

              Awwwww Honi.. You watch those Hormones.. sigh.. I’m too old to have them..ha

            • monkeyknickers

              Why with hormones? (scrunched up concerned eyebrows)

      • Sunny Sands

        “Has the wind started getting up yet?”

        Just a normal amount of wind you would get with storms. Right now and over the next 4 weeks would be the highest seasonal likelihood we would have a hurricane in Clearwater, and that is 75 mph and up. Even a tropical storm at 45 – 75 mph can cause damage.

        • Mark

          Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
          You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
          Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
          You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
          Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
          Singe that damn’d tent! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
          Strike flat the vain pomp of Miscavige!

          (sic)

    • WildaBeast

      Compensating for something, Davey? Good Lord, what overkill!

    • 1subgenius

      Actually this whole project is just a mistake due to a comm cycle fail.
      Miscavige said it was his intent to have a grand opening.
      Not that the grand opening was to be in a tent.
      Oooops.

      • dwayners13 .

        If this is true, the poor “personal communicator” who misinterpreted that comm. cycle is spending the next 5 years in the RPF.

    • dwayners13 .

      A tent for all the “church” members to sit/stand under while the head of their cult speaks to them . . . reminds me of another situation involving a cult leader. If at anytime Miscavige announces they are serving refreshments (ie., Kool-aid), I would highly recommend not drinking any.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      The juxtaposition evident in this photo is a serious keeper!
      I can’t stop looking at it.
      Oh I bet the locals are gonna be pissed.
      This is definitely NOT Ideal!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Just finished Finally watching the movie “Dolphin Tale”. Much better than I thought. I loved everything about it. And of course the familiar buildings in the distance and recognizable places is fun watching. I highly recommend everyone watch it while we’re watching this structure raising event for a tent dedicated to gross waste and stroking the ego of destructive, self centered tyrant. You might even be moved to do a little donation, a Real donation, to the marine center. You’d be surprised what just $1 can do when there’s enough care.

        Just remember that David Miscavige is Bragging how his big yellow tent, for fleecing more whales for more money for David Miscavige to throw away on big yellow tents…. bragging how it can be seen from “over there”. This true story movie is about real caring people who work for a common good for Real and fix broken lives for Real, not throw pamphlets at problems or mow down trees for an upgrade on single malt scotch. The 3rd graders who hold bake sales to raise money for the center have more heart and humanity than Miscavige never had and never will. This is why I am so down on scilebrities.

        http://www.seewinter.com/

        http://i44.tinypic.com/2v1ug01.jpg

    • GlibWog

      Thanks Sunny.. I’m nosey..and love the updates.

  • baddog5623

    I love the Cuban flag in the CCHR video, Cuba would never put up with this cult.

  • Cat Daddy

    Sudays funnies come early

  • Cat Daddy

    Insider information. Tony pay attention
    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?32803-Front-page-news-story-Trementina-Base-covered!&p=837691&viewfull=1#post837691
    “When
    I was given a tour of the “LRH Preservation Project” display, they had a
    little mock-up of what it would be like when finished. We were ushered
    into a “vault” where they had one LRH lecture on a “gold disk”. It was
    on, essentially, an LP disk – you know, physical, not digital. The
    player was just a phonograph player, but powered by solar and
    hand-cranked and “oh, so special”. I’m sure you could have put any old
    vinyl LP record on it, and it would have played just fine. Primitive
    technology — but I guess that was the point. Civilization has collapsed
    and there are no more computers, you could still “listen to LRH’s
    wisdom” with nothing more than your own hand-cranking.

    Yeah, it was and is a complete scam.

    Bill

  • q-bird

    This just in: l. Ron Hubbard has just returned from Target II

    And Man, IS HE PISSED!

    While off doing more incredibly important research, perfectly
    exterior to all of the worlds in the ‘Verse,
    {{{Mankind’s Best Friend}}} inadvertently acquired some data
    on some… thing… or nuther, called The Internet,

    a technology not imagined nor invented by him, but one is that apparently being
    used extensively back on Teegeack.

    He suddenly SEES CLEARLY.

    From a blog on the fringe of said Web Tech, he learned that all
    of his mOrgs are NOT IDEAL but are instead, in fact, idle.

    Nonexistentness is winning.

    He wonders, “WTF has that irritating little piss ant puke punk
    MissSavage been doing since I left?“

    He sees a report of a circus tent going up in the parking
    lot his spiritual MECCA – A TENT for Christ’s sake!!

    One clear datum stands out too, something he vaguely, hazily,
    remembers thinking at one time: A Truth
    now being revealed on Earth –

    his life was an epic FAIL!

    How can this be?

    Nothing is going right!
    It’s all going to shit.

    He must return NOW!
    He goes ballistic…

    BUT!!!! Due to a few miscalculations,
    he missed the landing strip in New Mexico by miles!!!

    RUN PEOPLE! RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!

    The BIG BEAN HAS ARRIVED TO HANDLE scientology’s issues HIMSELF!

    • Espiando

      You know, if that shoop really happened in Millenium Park, nobody would notice. The cops there are far scarier than that. I swear that CPD finds the nastiest, ugliest people on the force and assigns them to Millenium Park patrol.

    • 1subgenius

      He left this message on youtube sometime ago:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZD6jZ1K4A

    • GlibWog

      hahahahahhahahahha… Q … You are funny! haha

  • Jgg2012

    I think that the Church of Scientology is taking the phrase “corporate shell” a bit too literally.

    • WildaBeast

      More like “corporate shell game” – which one is the money under?

      • Jgg2012

        And if you guess wrong, you go to the RPF!

        • Nevermore

          And if you guess right, they keep the money and you go to the RPF!

  • dwayners13 .

    I think there’s one vault everyone knows about, yet seldom speaks about, certainly not any church members anyway. It’s where David Miscavige gets all the stats he brags about during all these speaking engagements, (ie., the # of people Tom Cruise has introduced to the “tech”, the # people who decided not to kill, harm &/or steal from someone b/c they read TWTH, the # of trees killed to produce TWTH etc,). Unlike the other vaults, this orifice isn’t underground, yet it can produce an endless supply of stats, lies & propaganda, the likes of which haven’t been seen since L. Ron Hubbard went into hiding & ‘dropped his body’. Miscavige can reach down into the bowels of this vault at any time & pull out stats on any subject related to Scientology & his parishioners will eat it up like it was the most delicious & nutritious food every served. It may be a tight squeeze, but infinite in it’s ability to produce bullshit on a grand scale.

  • CraftLass

    For anyone who doesn’t see the Idle Morgues are empty, I can at least slightly understand how buying new buildings would seem like expansion. After all, if Scn really was expanding, they’d need to be constantly upgrading in size, at least. One of the signs of a religion shrinking is selling off their buildings, after all. Logically, it’s a sound leap in general. What gets me is all the talk of pamphlets.

    Since I live in a small city near a major city, I am offered literally dozens of pamphlets weekly. And I’m relatively hermit-like when I’m not traveling, so people don’t get a whole lot of opportunity to hand me anything. Still, I get dozens if I let the folks on the street even hand them to me. I could probably put together an entire Bible from the amount of quotes I’ve been handed in various pamphlets!

    When I accept one, what do I do? I glance at it to get the gist, read it if it looks interesting or hilariously stupid, then recycle it the next time I clean out my bag. I’ve never even remembered one in particular, even ones on subjects I care about.

    Pamphlets are literally just garbage unless they are requested (like, say, a pamphlet on side effects of a drug you are about to get a prescription for). So, DM is basically bragging, “All this money goes to create giant piles of garbage!!!!” And that would be true even if a shred of those pamphlets’ information was even worth reading.

    • Sydjazz

      They make good bird cage floors hehe

    • q-bird

      giant piles of garbage – perfectly true Craftlass!

  • MereCatWatcher

    It really strikes me today what a bad sci fi writer hubbard was. Just looking at a dianetics cover of a volcano and JT in Battlefield Earth and thinking that is so dorky. There were some great writers in his day and he was not one of them. Then he uses his ideas to form a half baked scam cult and gets people to believe or at least not talk about not believing them.

    • Zer0

      All-around terrible writer, and sloppy thinker.

      • aegerprimo

        I totally grok Heinlein.

        • tetloj

          Welcome Aegerprimo…enjoying your posts on ESMB

  • Zer0

    So. Hubbard’s favorite book was Bolitho’s “Twelve Against the Gods.” Here’s a little excerpt from the Daily Princetonian, Volume 54, Number 170, 22 January 1930

    TWELVE AGAINST THE GODS by William Bolitho

    “The Story of Adventure” is the subtitle which Mr. Bolitho has given this book, and that is exactly what he has made it. His purpose is … an analysis of the adventurous life.

    Mr. Bolitho begins by rejecting the wholesome type of adventure…The adventurer must first of all be an outlaw —unsocial, if not actually antisoicial—since his career is to be that of a free individualist. Against him… must be the weight of moral and social law. If he is triumphant in his stand, he qualifies as an adventurer; if he fails, he is merely a criminal.

    An outgrowth of his solitary stand —in any event a prime requisite—is a consuming egotism. And indeed, among these twelve cases we find that the greatest adventurers have been the most self-centered.

    Alexander the Great leads the volume because his career is considered a compendium of the subject; lack of patriotism and a profound belief in his own divine origin lifted him to supreme heights in the world adventure of finding and destroying.”

  • Eivol Ekdal

    it seems the caretakers of Trementina are related Danny “Dunitagain” Dunagin of Gold Base security…
    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesville/obituary.aspx?n=betty-allene-dunagin&pid=157766830

    Dunagin, Daniel Alan – Security Gold
    Dunagin, Lia Herdani – Gold Reception
    http://www.forum.exscn.net/archive/index.php/t-622.html
    Security seems to be a family business
    (Angry Gay Pope Video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0uJgMVmKk#t=265

    • Eivol Ekdal

      hmm.. If anyone runs into him at Gold please give him my condolences and ask if he or his brother Chuck got to go home for the funeral.

  • Krew13

    I’ve not had the dubious pleasure of watching Battlefield Earth and I don’t plan to ever, but from what I’ve read, it’s an astonishingly awful movie comprised almost entirely of Dutch angles, film lingo for tilted angles, which any sensible director knows should be used very sparingly.

    • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

      Something that actors would miss, or maybe John Travolta hoped the excessive use of the camera angles and darkened indoor lighting would be suitable.

      Hubbard would have wanted this in Panevision.

      I wish the Hubbard private writings relating to the making of Battlefield Earth into a movie could be publicly made available.

      Hubbard wrote extensively to Author Services Inc (ASI) the then “top” of the Scieno pyramid scheme, a legal for profit corporation at the top of the whole movement, that made funneling the money up to Hubbard and to Hubbard pet (sole) ultimate project, the Archives project, the CST corp where the Hubbard “tech” legacy writings now reside as stainless steel plates (think Moses’ tablets of the 10 commandments, not really, but you get the picture of Hubbard’s sci fi galactic level of megalomania).

      The Battlefield Earth book was to be focused on and made into a movie. ASI non complied with this order, meaning David Miscavige non complied with this order, as head of ASI.

      Miscavige pretty much left this major LRH order to langush, like about 75% of Hubbard’s hare-brained orders languish even today, non-complied with (a whole history of the major hare-brained Hubbard orders non-complied with, thankfully for the world’s sake, ought be also written, but of course won’t be, so I will just dream and make mention of this).

      John Travolta, bless his soul, for real, since I think in terms of the all time best celeb it’s John Travolta, in terms of doing what Ron asked! Even as crazy bad of an idea it was (ASI staff have been secretly, like Miscavige, dragging their feet on turning Battlefield Earth into a movie for a long time, until John came ot the ultimate rescue), for which, in the game of one up man ship of who is the all time BEST Scientology celebirity, who forwarded LRH, I give my vote to John, and not Cruise or anyone else (Chick Corea to me used to be a long time contender for the best Scino celeb, until John).

      John’s stuck his neck way out, and suffered, but that’s John’s this lifetime fate (as a true blue scino would think).

      • Observer

        I would pay to see those non-complied-with Hubbard orders. I bet they’re OOD-level crazy, maybe more. I still miss the OODs.

        • 0tessa

          Isn’t this blog (Ortega’s Orders of the Day) a nice replacement?

      • aquaclara

        Chuck, when you look back, what was the propellant that drove you to leave? And, if I may ask, what was the hardest part of the adjustment “after ” your departure? Thanks!

        • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

          Short answer, the tipping point was my immediate superior lunging at my throat with her letter opener, she being freshly apprenticed on how to an effective executive!

          These moments of total tipping I believe happen when one sees something so irrational, it confounds and makes one lose any hope of continuing in that group.

          The letter opener jab/lunge did it for me.

    • Nevermore

      I thought they did the silly angles in BE as a cheap way of making the aliens look as ginormous as they were supposed to be. Then again, I wasn’t sober when watching it, so maybe I was the one at an angle!

      • Mark

        It might have been a last-ditch bid to empty the première by making the audience sea-sick; perhaps the film-editor had a conscience?

    • Robert Eckert
      • Nevermore

        ‘Jamaican Klingon clowns’ – LOL!

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      It won the Razzie Award for worst film of the 2000s, and the worst drama of the Golden Raspberry’s first 25 years. It’s powerfully awful. And it’s not even one of those “so bad it’s good” films, because they were trying so hard to make it work. That’s what’s truly pathetic about it.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Raspberry_Award#Anniversary_Awards

      • Robert Eckert

        One reviewer put it, “It wrapped around the so-bad-it’s-good scale back to just being bad.”

      • aegerprimo

        Aw, it doesn’t even have a cult following… or does it?

        • Nevermore

          Only the $ciloons, I suspect. You all know of my long-time fondness for Mr Travolta. He was bloody AWFUL in this. I mean, seriously bad. To this day I can’t work out what his ‘motivation’ was, or why the director didn’t give him a kick in the bollox and say ‘behave!’!

  • media_lush

    CAPTION COMPETITION……

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Da DC-8, Da DC-8!

    • media_lush

      many believe that is was Miscavige’s failed audition for the role of Tattoo in Fantasy Island that tipped him over the edge……

    • Mark

      Shortarse: Shazam! As if by magic, my kishkes appear, wrapped ’round my junk!
      Ricardo Montalban: Why do I suddenly smell shit?

    • media_lush

      earlier I posted about Dianazene and Tom Cruise Purple…. I was trying to track down an actual pic of the joint [no luck] as I think it would make for a great T-shirt…. did come across Michael K’s take on it which is worth a share….

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        “Tommy’s lawyers told Rush & Molly they are taking a looking into the weed.” Yeah, checks out. If I had to deal with that lunatic, I’d be looking for these magical purple buds, too. Hell, even not having to deal with crazy people, I am still interested in finding this Tom Cruise Purple. Any leads?

        • media_lush

          I wish…. I look forward to the day I can get a scrip in the UK for my, … er ….. bad back

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            Sorry to hear of your nagging back pain… I hope you can get a script for it someday. In the meantime, some wisdom from Ron White:

            “The doctor asked me if I have any symptoms that marijuana would help alleviate, and I said, ‘I get bummed when I run out of weed.’ Marijuana cures that!”

            • Nevermore

              It helps my arthritis, but here in the UK there’s no such thing as medical marijuana. :(

      • Nevermore

        If it’s enturbulating Tommy Girl, I’m cool with it!

    • tetloj

      not orginal, but everytime I see that face I thuink of the shoop with “Can I haz ur soul”

    • Eivol Ekdal

      No Davey, you’re too small to drive the Cordoba, maybe one day.

      • Jump Starter

        Does it have Corinthian Leather? He would be okay with that

    • Claude

      My fantasy is to take over the planet Dune. The spice must flow…

    • RMycroft

      Don’t crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    • Nevermore

      Wee Davey McScabbitch was eager to get started on his new career on the Midget Mexican Wrestling circuit!

  • Sherbet

    So we’re to believe the people viewing and listening to DM’s dizzying, pass-the-Dramamine graphics of inflated numbers are impressed? That square feet equals lives or souls or continents brought to perfection? That the books unleashed upon the population are, in fact, read, disseminated, revered, taken to heart…anything more meaningful than being placed on a shelf or dumped into a drawer? “We” did this, that, and the other thing in every-growing numbers, and, consequently how many people are now Clear? Does any person in whichever auditorium within the sound of DM’s voice (and in observance of his growing nose) say, “Whoa; these number seem a tad exaggerated.” Even if the numbers were real, what do they mean? Where are the Clears? Where are the dramatic drops in drug use and abuse? Where’s the harmony among all Thetans?

    It’s all BS by the numbers.

  • Jump Starter

    Its easy to have judgementalness of things of which you know not. The axioms of Hubbard are its point of brilliance:

    “By the practice of isness (beingness) and not–isness (refusal to be) individuation progresses from the knowingness of complete identification down through the introduction of more and more distance and less and less duplication, through lookingness, emotingness, effortingness, thinkingness, symbolizingness, eatingness, sexingness, and so through to not–knowingness”

    Can you feel that truth? Thats only Axiom 25

    • tetloj

      no

      • Jump Starter

        You’re loss

    • Semper Phi

      No, but I do remember reading that very sentence, and I get the feelingness of the pretzel I twisted my mind into by trying to pretend that it was profound and useful.

      • Jump Starter

        It may seem challenging to make a jump start in understanding, but it is well worth the effort to expand through effortingness

        • tetloj

          Is that you Marcabian Commander or Hail Marcabia?

      • Jump Starter

        Exactly! And that feelingness of the pretzel you were able to unwind because of you’re understandingness of LRH, a major Win

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      For once, I ack this. I’m usually in a state of doubtfulness or denialness when someone tells me truthfulnesses to which I have MUs about. But we can be at ARC and share a common reality if all dynamics just have the knowingness of one cognition: A clear planet can be mocked up once we can attach “ness” to any adjective, verb or noun in the wog’s language.

      Let me share my winningness that I recently postulated in this lifetime: I was clearing MUs in my Dianetics for Children book, so that I could have the peace-of-mindfulness that comes with the knowingness of having completed Dianetics at a level that I would have an understandingness of. All the sudden, I sense a warmness.. I’m not sick, its not a sickfulness, as I have taken my vitamins and was audited just that morning… What could it be? Well I touch assisted some of the spots of warmfulness on my GE’s body and then had the mind-blowingness of a huge cog. I have warmfulness because my house is full of stuffyness. I postulated a solution and BAM! Air-conditioningness achieved. Just the simpleness of winningness.

      • q-bird

        sweetness Jimmy3X’s!

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          Sorry for the image spam, but I want to tell a story that I hope can change our belief systems for the betterment of mankind:

    • 0tessa

      It may sound interesting maybe, but it is of course utter nonsense of course.

    • Nevermore

      What’s the $siloonese for ‘what a load of bullshit gibberish’?

  • DamOTclese2

    “…while he was in seclusion…”

    Um, the correct term for it is actually “while he was on the lam.”

    • Jump Starter

      One of the hall-marks of great thinkers is that they like some seclusion so that they can have more thinkingness. It par four the course.

  • DamOTclese2

    “Wuh? Xenu is real?!” — Tom Cruise
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/scientolulz

  • Madora Pennington

    Maybe the Elron Elray (hahahahaha) tried to reincarnate and resume the throne as Cult Dictator, perhaps he tried many times, but current Cult Dictator David Miscavige’s program of forced abortions for Sea Org women took him out repeatedly.

    • Alice Smith

      It would make sense. David Miscavige does not want to relinquish his post of Cult Dictator. He’s been on a campaign to discredit Elron for years by “fixing” the books, the training, the grade chart – making Elron look like a failure and himself as the savior to the flock.

  • DodoTheLaser

    It’s good to know Kirstie. What part of “unserious” are you talking about though?
    Is it disconnection from your friends and family? Or is it bunch of empty “Ideal Orgs”?
    Ugh…

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      I wouldn’t read too much into her tweets, she is usually unserious about them.

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  • dbloch7986

    Hey the background in Karen’s video looks like where I lived.

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