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The Scientology Guide to Craigslist

CraigslistOn Sundays we like to reveal to you the mailers and fliers that our network of tipsters forward to us during the week.

This week we received something unusual and enlightening.

While we’ve been focusing lately on major crises gripping the top echelons of the Church of Scientology, it’s useful to remember there are still quite a few folks out there in far-flung locations, doing what they can to “clear the planet” — spread the word about Scientology so it can take over the world.

And what better way to do that than with ads placed on Craigslist?

One of our tipsters forwarded to us a 60-page “Craiglist Hat Writeup” put out by a local org. We’re going to hold back the location and the author for now. And we’re going to quote only a small portion of it as “fair use.” (In Scientology lingo, a “hat” is a job or role, so this is a packet of info for the person who wants to get hatted to place ads for the local mission or “org.”)

We can tell you that it’s a very enthusiastic document, and it provides a thorough guide for any Scientologist who wants to use Craigslist to bring in new people for classes…

Through a few years of trial and error, I have learned some successful actions for placing ads on Craigslist. Now I get people into the Mission on a weekly basis through Craigslist, and they start on courses regularly. I have passed this Craigslist hat to other Missions, Orgs and FSM’s, and when they have followed my hat write-up and posted enough ads, they’ve gotten wonderful results, too.

The best thing is that it takes little time, and it’s all FREE!

After that introduction, what follows is a detailed, step by step guide for how to place an ad on Craigslist, where there are several different categories to choose from — groups, activity partners, classes, and more.

You’re then told to place your ads in several different places, and to mix them up each day. For example, here’s a suggestion for your first two days…

Day 1

Group > Group for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Group > Group for Self Improvement
Activity Partners > Lovers of Wisdom
Activity Partners > Seminar for Stress and Depression
Classes > Class for Getting Rid of Anxiety
Classes > Relationship Class
Classes > Relationship Support and Classes
Classes > Class for Dealing with Breakup or Divorce

Day 2

Group > Help for Anxiety
Group > Group for Spiritual People
Activity Partners > People into Self Improvement
Activity Partners > Are you a divorced person?
Classes > Seminars + Counseling = Total Life Improvement
Classes > Class for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
Classes > Class for Life Improvement
Classes > Three Important Things to Learn about Relationships

The writer says he has 200 live ads at any one time in his modest-sized city.

Sure, he runs into problems on occasion, as he explains in this next paragraph…

If anyone takes down any of your ads (by “flagging” it), it will appear pink on your list in your account page. Don’t worry. Just ignore it. I never worry about people flagging my ads. Some people do it for no reason, and there are SP’s who try to stop our dissemination efforts. Flagged ads can be reposted after 48 hours or its original posting date. I just repost the flagged ads after 48 hours. I see this as TR-3. Sometimes an area has SP’s, and you’ll need to TR-3 the same ad multiple times if it got taken down. My experience has been that TR-3 always wins. SP’s can’t duplicate, so they give up flagging your ads after a few weeks. I want to make this abundantly clear: SP’s cannot stop you posting ads if you simply persist!

Oh no, SP’s! “Suppressive Persons” are people who have been excommunicated from the church, although here we think he might be talking in more general terms about critics of Scientology. The repetition of “TR-3″ appears to be a reference to Scientology training routines. TR-3 has a student repeating questions “Do birds fly?” “Do fish swim?” to an auditor who resists answering. In other words, a Scientologist is trained to be persistent and repetitive until he overcomes any obstacle. (At least, that’s our interpretation — our former Scientologists can tell us how wrong we are in the comments.)

UPDATE: Those “SPs” the writer is talking about also probably refer to WWP’s “ClearCraig” program, which Anonymous has used to flag Scientology ads on Craigslist around the country since 2009.

Once you’ve placed your ads, you’re bound to get calls. So what to do then?

The writer gives us a detailed script for how to handle a call. (And this is verbatim. We have changed nothing.)

Ring…. Ring…

Tony: “This is Tony.”

Caller: “I just read your ad on Craigslist about the depression group. Can you tell me more about it?”

Tony: “Sure. This is the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation (or Church of Scientology). We are a non-profit organization, and we do many different activities to help people with getting rid of depression, anxiety, and stress. We also help people with relationship issues, too. We have short classes which are about 2 weeks to do which cost about $50 for the whole thing. We also have special lectures. Special lectures are different from the classes in that special lectures are one evening long, and the special lectures are free. We usually have 2 special lectures per month. Do you mind I ask you a personal question?”

Caller: “Sure. Go ahead.”

Tony: “Why are you interested in our group? You know, what do you most want to improve about yourself by coming to our group?”

Caller: “Well, I have this situation with depression, …. etc., etc., etc…. ruin… ruin… ruin…”

Tony: “Okay, I see. What you need to do is to come in and talk with Susan. Susan is the director here, and she has been helping people professionally for over 30 years. She is really good with helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationships, and she can see you to show you how to get the help you need, too. There is no charge to talk with her. She is very helpful, and she can explain to you the different activities such as the classes we have, too, when we are here. She is a very good listener and she is very personable. I think the best thing for you to do is to come in and see her. She is here today from 1 pm to 8:30 pm, and tomorrow she will be here from 1 pm to 8:30 pm, too. Can you come in either today or tomorrow to see her?”

Caller: “I could come by today at 3 o’clock. Is that okay?”

Tony: “Yes, that’s a good time.”

Caller: “What’s the address there?”

So let’s get to some sample ads. We are provided many, and here’s the first…

Classes > Get Rid of Depression Class

Do you think you have depression?

Do you have painful experiences in the past which are still affecting you mentally?

Do you find it hard to relax or carry tension in your back?

Does your job constantly give you pressure or negative feelings?

Negative emotions can affect your health and your mind. It can affect your job performance, your relationship, and how you feel about yourself.

Depression/stress/anxiety classes are available here. We are a non-profit organization. Classes are usually 2 weeks long, and the cost for the whole thing is only about $35. Free consultations and free appointments are available. Evening classes are available, too. To talk to a live person right away, just call… We’ll help you get started to regain your happiness and joy in life.

Here’s a second sample…

Classes > What is life?

What is life?

What is the meaning of YOUR life?

Are you truly happy? And if not, what can you do about it?

Why is life so hard sometimes? And what can you do if you are mired down in difficulties?

Why are some people so negative?

Come to our class. We have seminars, classes, good books for you to read, and wonderful people.

“Classes,” he explains, is the single best category to use. In second place is groups. He provides many examples of ads for groups, and we thought we’d just provide their titles, to give you an idea…

Group for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Depression Assistance
Group for getting rid of depression
Help for Depression
Support for Depressions
Group to help you overcome depression
Upcoming Classes for Depression and Stress
Group to help you overcome stress
Help for Anxiety
Panic Attacks Relief
Group to Help with Stress and Worries
Group for Emotional Assistance
Life Improvement Group
Group for Self Improvement
Group for people into self-help
Self Help Book Readers
Group for learning about life
Do you like reading?
Self Help and Life Improvement
Group for Searchers of Spiritual Knowledge
Group for spiritual people
Alternative Spiritual Studies Group
Free seminars
Relationship Support and Classes
Relationship Improvement Group
Divorced Person
Divorced and Depressed
Self Esteem Group
Don’t let your past affect your future
Feel Like Your Past Affects your Future?
Learn communication skills in our group
Self Esteem Group and Classes
Get your self-confidence back
Worried about the future?
Emotional Support

And here’s another sample ad, for a group. We found this one particularly fun.

Group > Are you a truth seeker at heart?

Do you like reading books about life and truths about the universe?

Do you think that you possess untapped potentials that you would like to develop?

Have you ever had “spiritual” experiences before?

Does the move “The Matrix” touch you in an unexplained way?

Join our group. We have classes, speakers, books, and friendly people. Call….

Well, the writer has certainly done a lot of work for us. And what a great way to rope in new suckers…er, members. Anyway, we hope you enjoyed this look into Scientology’s Craigslist strategy. It’s a hoot!

 
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Pennsylvania Lawsuit Is Not About Scientology, But It’s Funny

We noticed folks yesterday getting excited about a partial story at the Lexis news site, Law360.com, which indicated that a company named Gap International had filed a lawsuit in state court against some unnamed people who had anonymously called the company a “cult” and “compared it to Scientology.”

Well, we have the documents now, and it looks like this has nothing to do with Scientology itself. But we’re going to be very careful, because this Gap International — a business consulting firm which has nothing to do with Gap Stores, apparently — is both litigious and, well, stupid.

Why we say that is that Gap Int originally filed this suit in federal court, whining over some bad online reviews that probably only a few people saw. The first one it referred to was written by someone claiming to be a former employee who said the company was run by people into the Landmark Forum — an EST offshoot that the writer said was “a cousin to Scientology.” (For the best all-time story about Landmark Forum, read our Steve Jackson’s amazing piece for Denver Westword back in the day.)

Now, we have no way of knowing if Gap International has anything to do with Landmark Forum, we want to make that perfectly clear. However, we do wonder if the folks at Gap have ever heard of the “Streisand Effect,” and we wonder what they were thinking when they tried to make a federal case out of three anonymous Internet posters saying that they didn’t like working for the place.

We say “tried” to make a federal case, because ultimately, their federal lawsuit was dismissed. Now they’ve filed a new lawsuit at the state level, and they’re apparently still trying to figure out who the three anonymous posters were.

We’re going to provide the documents in the federal suit, and say no more. We have enough on our plate with Scientology, we don’t need Gap Int wigging out on us.

Here’s the federal complaint, Gap’s motion for expedited discovery, the order denying the motion, and the order dismissing the lawsuit.

 
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And Now, Back To Our Sunday Funnies…

The folks in the San Fernando Valley really pulled out all the stops for the big September 7 shindig, which we were hearing about for weeks. You’d think, maybe, they might now take a little breather before starting up even more fundraising for that white elephant. But of course that’s not the case! Here’s yet another chance for you to give, give, give to the Valley Ideal Org.

 

Dear All Valley Supporters,

What?! EARN $5,000… CASH MONEY!!!! How? Well the Valley Org is holding a C-Note Saturday COMPETITION LIKE NONE EVER BEFORE!!!

What you have to do is get the most amount of people to pay $100 to one of the largest Scientology Buildings on the PLANET, The Valley Org! That’s all:):)

I don’t know how many of you were at the last event, but the magnitude and the IMPACT this org is going to have I can’t even explain to you.

Be there on Saturday September 21st at the FUTURE Valley Org. 11455 Burbank BLVD. North Hollywood starting at 1:00 pm. Bring your rolodex, twitter, text, phone etc., it is going to be a dial for dollars for the greatest cause and game of this planet or any others. Also come see the building for yourself!

I want you guys to know why I am passionate about this building. If anyone has ever finished a course or auditing action before there is a question that the examiner asks you. Do you guys remember what that is? “Wouldd you want OTHERS to achieve the knowledge you now have?” Now WHY IS IT THAT THEY ASK THAT QUESTION? Think about it for a minute. Why doesn’t the examiner say, “Would you like to have more personal wins and gains?” Scientology is about HELPING OTHERS. It is about getting yourself up to higher states of awareness, survival and beingness so you can help OTHERS get to HIGHER states. If any one of you have ever said yes to the examiner on that question NOW is your chance to prove those words because this is HISTORY IN THE MAKING PEOPLE. These Ideal Orgs BOOM and our COMMUNITY BOOMS.

I don’t know about you guys, but I want my daughter to grow up in a sane society. I don’t know anyone else that is putting sanity out there.

Sorry to get long winded, but this is REALLY IMPORTANT to me and I wanted you all to know why. SO BE THERE ON SATURDAY, September 21st. Skip the Bowling game or the picnic or the movie date. Make up the course schedule if you are scheduled for course. Come take the prize of $5,000!!!! Oh and also help CLEAR THIS PLANET!!!

Love you guys! See you then.

Much Love, Dylan Gaines

 
Look at Nashville, clearing the planet! And they want to clear you, too!

 
NashvilleClear1NashvilleClear2

 
That Gavin Potter, he just can’t be stopped, maybe.

 
RemoveTheMaybes

 
We only wish we could have been on L. Ron Hubbard Way for this party Friday night. Imagine the fun.

 
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Finally, we had to post this amazing Sea Org recruitment flier which Mike Rinder posted at his blog yesterday. Not only does it seem prophetic with the Sea Org logo and the words “The Final Call” over an image of the Super Power Building, whose grand opening was postponed indefinitely, but also that echo of the Nation of Islam’s publication, The Final Call, is just too eery.

 
Final-call

 
Thanks again to our tipsters. Keep those mailers and fliers coming!

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on September 22, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Steven

    “Sigh….” I had many things planned this morning…but I guess I have to to to Craigslist and start flagging ads….oh well, i’ll get to my errands later…

    • aquaclara

      How could we not all love this!?

    • Kim O’Brien

      i have to rip out my back room carpet because of the floods ..got do it so we don’t get mold …gotta do it…must peel ..myself …away from blog ..must rip carpet …must read blog ..must …AAARRRRGGGGHHHH….

      • Mooser

        I’m fightimng a backed-up drain line. That’s what I get for thinking I was worthy of two-ply!
        So “clearing” has been on my mind, quite a bit.

        • Missionary Kid

          Must be some of those nasty thetans that blocked it. Auditing your sewer line can help….

          • Mooser

            Belive me, I have audited my sewer line. The lines to the city pipe were installed by the last owner and do not have enough “drop” or gradient. Jesus, I’m going downhill fast enough, why can’t my sewer-line?
            The ultimate solution is to return to a life of unstinting self-denial (try it!) asceticism, spiritual values, and single-ply toilet tissue.

            • Missionary Kid

              I was joking about the auditing, but here’s a more serious reply.

              Plumbing essay, from my time as a general contractor:

              Actually, additional flushing helps more. With the new low water consumption toilets, one needs to hold the handle down longer so that the whole tank empties if there are solids that need to be disposed of. (You probably knew that, but that’s for anyone else reading this).

              The slope of the sewer line is supposed to be 1/4″ to the foot, but the code does allow 1/8″ in some places. If the previous owner didn’t do that, or allowed the pipe to sag, that is not good, because stuff gets trapped in a pool.

              If the slope is too steep, that can also cause problems, because the water runs away from what it carries and leaves it.

              If you’ve had your drains cleaned out, were there any roots that got in? That’s a problem if there’s even a tiny leak. Tp easily gets snagged and builds up on it.

              The only 3 things that a plumber needs to know:
              Crap flows down, smells go up, and payday is Friday.

            • Mooser

              Missionary Kid, you got that right! I am using a motorised auger with a twenty-five foot line, and a bit on the end. I don’t think there are roots, but “sag” is a good possibility. I won’t go into the contortions required by the location of the clean-out. And I’m pretty sure the conjunction of grey-water and sewage lines and vents are, well, not quite up to code.
              However, I’m pretty sure when all is said (a lot of cursing) and done (running the auger and flushing with fresh water) a return to the purity and self-sacrifice of single-ply, instead of the decadence and narcissism of two-ply is necessitated.

              You know, with all the court cases and bad PR, I bet that’s what Danny McSewage is thinking: “Please, don’t squeeze the Chairman!”

            • Missionary Kid

              If there were roots, you would probably find them on the end of the auger, or, if you used the spiral tip, it would definitely pick it up.

              If it’s a matter of needing to clean it out occasionally, you might pop the cap off of the cleanout and put a hose down there and run it full blast occasionally. If the connection is a wye that bends towards the street, one of those devices that goes on the end of the hose and expands when you turn the water on to keep the water coming back up, can flush the line off. Heck, just a long hose, put down the cleanout and turned on occasionally as a preventive measure can help.

              I kept having to call to get the line to the street from an apartment cleaned out, until I discovered that the tenant was pouring grease down the drain with hot water. If you’re going to put grease down the drain, use cold water. That way it goes down as a solid, instead of a liquid that solidifies in the pipes. Once they made the change to cold water, the stoppage ended.

            • Mooser

              “one of those devices that goes on the end of the hose and expands when you turn the water on to keep the water coming back up”

              Yes! I had totally forgotten about those. Yes, forced flushing water might be a great help in moving the, the, ah, debris past the slough of deposit and through the thing-a-ma-gummy’s maze of bends before it reaches the city line. And preventing or quickly dealing with a reclog. Thanks, I will get one pronto. Who was the one with the labyrinth? Well, that’s who thought up the plumbing at Moosehall.
              As a matter of fact, the clean-out is very convenient to a hot-n’-cold hose outlet I installed to make aquarium water-changes easy, and putting the ‘pig’ just a few feet down the line will seal any back-flow. Gotta watch that back-flow! This whole episode started when the washer went on “drain” and water started spurting up out of the laundry-room sink! Witnesses say my ordinarily immobile features registered surprise and dismay, some go as far as to say I let a few ill-considered words escape my lips, but that’s unlikely, don’t you think?

              Thanks for the tip!.

            • Mooser

              It was a high-flying guy named Daedalus who designed the labyrinth for his girlfriend a certain Minnie Taur. Apparently, he was afraid she would give him the runaround, I guess.

            • Mooser

              I should read more carefully. This labyrinth, which Daidalos built, was a “cage with convoluted flextions that disorders debouchment” for some kind of unruly housepet. Well, that describes my plumbing, to a T.

            • Missionary Kid

              If the water came back up the laundry sink, but didn’t back up in the rest of the house, such as toilets, the problem is localized to the line that is beyond the wye that connects the sink and washer drain line. A hand snake should take care of that.

            • Mooser

              “the problem is localized to the line that is beyond the wye that connects the sink and washer drain line.”

              Sad, but true. But beyond the junction of those two lines into the line out of the house is a subterranean imbroglio which makes Carlsbad Caverns look like a finished basement with foos-ball table, overhead lighting and indoor-outdoor carpet! I had so much cable down in that line I thought it would come up like an alligator out of the toilet next door!

            • Missionary Kid

              The next time it backs up, shut off the clothes washer, refill it (or leave it filled) and wait about 10-15 minutes, then drain the clothes washer again. If the sink backs up again (without anything coming out any other part of the house) quickly, the problem is close to where they’re connected.

              If you’ve never had any back-up into the toilets, use any type of TP you want. That isn’t what’s causing the problem.

              I’d start by putting a hand snake down the clothes washer drain (or the cleanout for it) and clean out that line. Twists and turns don’t create problems. Usually, on a clothes washer, the problem is within 10 feet of the sink. Of course, because I don’t have remote X-ray vision, I can’t say specifically, but that’s the usual case.

            • Missionary Kid

              If it is only between the washing machine and sink, it could be cause by an accumulation of lint in the line that has dried up and hardened.

            • Mooser

              “lint in the line that has dried up and hardened.”

              Huh? Why would that happen? I wash my clothes once a year, whether they need it or not.

            • Missionary Kid

              That’s why they have so much lint. ;-)

          • philosofa

            Surely it might be better to call Tom Ruse. He’s the only one that can can help….

          • Robert Eckert

            Potty thetans

            • Missionary Kid

              They can be evil.

      • stillgrace

        Hi Kim … speaking from experience here … get rid of the wet carpet ASAP … once mold starts creeping … it only gets worse. I can still remember the smell! Good luck … so sorry you have that misbegotten task.

        • Kim O’Brien

          it will be a good workout LOL

          • stillgrace

            Hey, I have to leave in a few minutes to do a Costco run. On a Sunday. Right before a Niner’s home game. What am I thinking? Must gird loins and go in.

            Would gladly trade places with you! Tasks involving necessary destruction can be liberating. I still remember the satisfaction I attained when (in a rage) I tore down an ugly 5′ X 10′ briar straight out of Sleeping Beauty’s world. I did it in under an hour and slept the rest of the day.

            • Kim O’Brien

              than i will think of it that way …tearing out all my old “shit” and throwing it out ….zen baby …zen ..

      • i-Betty

        Oh…you poor thing. I’m so sorry :(

        • Kim O’Brien

          you busy ??LOL

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Do you have drywall wet too, Kim? If so, that’s the time for the pro’s. I don’t envy pulling up the carpet projects. Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about fiddler crabs from the Gulf hiding in there! Or Hosing yes, hosing down an upright piano (sigh). And yes, agreed carpet Has to come up fast…mold spores from the carpet will fly up and find every damp spot in the place.

            • Kim O’Brien

              no dry wall issues …just a “brother in law” type of addition in the back room ..floor is all that i need to deal with lucky …underneath is cement. Crossfit seems to have paid off …i hope

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Well that’s good. You might actually get some sleep in the next week. Oh, be Sure the cement is dry before slapping anything on. Craftsman outdoor strength vaccum. You’d be surprised depending on the concrete type how much water can seep in there. Also, stock up on creams for muscle soreness and knee pads! If I was in the area, I’d bring over lots of homemade chicken soup and biscuits. Oh, and some day you will look back on all this and still Not laugh about it.

            • Kim O’Brien

              you are awesome !! everyone here is awesome ..

            • Robert Eckert

              I’m remembering an exchange from somewhere, “Someday we’ll look back on all this, and…” — “THE SOONER THE BETTER!”

            • Missionary Kid

              Wash off with a bleach solution (actually, mopping with it will do good). That will kill mold spores.

          • i-Betty

            I really, really wish I was, but I’m not even in the same country or I promise you, hand on heart, I’d find a way to get to you. You must be utterly fed up :(

            • Kim O’Brien

              i’m ok ….at this point it is kinda funny. My front door swelled up …have been going in an out of the garage for a couple of weeks . It’s all good…another reason why i am glad pot is legal in Colorado ..kinda takes the edge off ;)

            • i-Betty

              Hooray! :D

      • marti

        Sharp utility knife blades are a must and safer.

        • Kim O’Brien

          got two …BEER AND PIZZA PARTY ….( that used to work …now all my friends are old and eat gluten free shit …dammit )

          • Missionary Kid

            If you’re disposing of the carpet, cutting it into strips, then rolling it up makes the job a lot easier. Pliers to start pulling the carpet off the tackless strip helps, and a flat shovel to pull up the tackless strip is the easiest way to get it up if you have to remove it. You don’t really have to remove it, but it works to take it out at doorways if you don’t always wear shoes when you walk into the room. The padding does more to retain water than the carpeting, which can actually be saved. If you have a fan, put it in the room and dry the floor as much as possible with the windows open. As I suggested elsewhere, mopping the concrete with a bleach solution will inhibit mold.

            • Kim O’Brien

              thanks for the tips today ! I ripped it up in strips – to the point where the water came in …there are two doors to my back room . Water came in both doors but one door leads to linoliam – can’t spell that …so all OK there. Now i just need to rip up the middle part …it did not get wet but i want it all up so there is concrete and the linoliam ( dammit ) You could store a dead body back there in the winter time so over the next couple of nights when i get home from work ..i will take out the middle part of the room that still has the carpet that did not get wet …sweep everything up again …and then mop it with a water/bleach solution .

            • Missionary Kid

              I’m glad my tips helped. Since I didn’t hear back from you, I didn’t know if they did you any good. If the carpet was old, it was probably time to replace it anyway.

              If the linoleum was sitting under water for a long time, it could have loosened the glue, but I think you’d have noticed by now.

              Now the problem is getting rid of the carpet. BTW, carpet scraps like that can make handy knee cushions when you have to work on a hard surface, so save a few scraps, if you think you need something like that. Since you’ve got a lot of it, you can use it in the garden dirt, and throw what you use away. They won’t keep moisture off of your knees, but they will keep the mud off.

              What about the padding? Did you have any? Foam or jute are messy in their own way.

            • Kim O’Brien

              had padding but the carpet and padding were not that hard to rip up and get rid of ..just time consuming . Cheap thin stuff from Home Depot …linoleum ( ha! ) is still fine ..nothing loose . Dulled one carpet ripper upper knife thingy but i have another one . Question …why would i use the strips in garden dirt ?

            • Missionary Kid

              The answer is, simply to keep the dirt off your knees. I know they have those foam dealies to provide a cushion, but they’re small. It’s also disposable. The piece I’m talking about is only approximately 2′ X 2′.

              Carpet also does a great job of protecting things that you’re shipping. You cut to fit. I have friends who use it to wrap crankshafts that they ship off to be ground, and it works very well for protecting one from scratches. When it’s rolled up, it forms a rigid tube.

              I often carry a piece of carpet in a car, because if I have to do an emergency repair, it’s something that provides a cushion for my knees or, if I have to go under the car and don’t have a dolly, it’s a lot better than the cold or hot, hard ground.

              In Colorado, if you have to put chains on your tires, it’s a lot nicer to kneel on than the ground when you do it. It won’t keep your knees dry, but it does provide a cushion.

              Throw most of the carpet away, but keep a few scraps. You’ll be surprised at how many things you’ll find it useful for.

      • BananaSplits8

        Visualize pulling Miscavige’s hair. You’ll be done in a jif.

      • philosofa

        My heart goes out to you, Kim. We sometimes get floods close to my neck of the woods – horribly destructive and the aftermath is a total nightmare. Go and deal with your wet carpets, poor baby – everyone will still be here when you return..

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11772262

    • Captain Howdy

      Do you need an account with Craiglist? if so try using more than one account when spamming their ads. If you don’t need an account try using multiple internet devices if you have them.

      I know from YouTube that if you wanted to permanently spam a comment off the page you had to hit it with 4 different accounts..which is why i had some 30 something at one point.

      • Gregory Nietsky

        the problem comes if those devices are NATTED from one IP use of phone on 3G/HSDPA/…. and pc will be the most practical for folks to ensure 2 hits with 2 ip addresses …

        • Captain Howdy

          Exactly..I think. Yea, different I.P addresses should be the key. People should coordinate and do each others cities.

  • sizzle8

    so similar…

  • Moonshot

    Hi Everyone!

    I’m Sally Scilonsucker, the BVFSM IC (Bunker Volunteer Field Staff Member—In Charge)

    I Just wanted to share with you this important HAT that I have written up for you all.

    As you know CLEARING the planet of Vicious Mind Control Cults is a BIG JOB.

    But if we all work shoulder to shoulder, just a few hours a week each WE CAN DO IT!

    As you have recently become aware, as the Church of Scientology gradually implodes they are getting more and more desperate to get some fresh meat into those big EMPTY Ideal Org buildings, so they have recently resorted to posting FREE ads on Craigslist in the Spiritual, Educational, and Self Help sections of this website.

    So, I’ve come up with the ZONE PLAN FOR KILLING SCIENTOLOGY.

    If you become a ZONER, all you have to do is pick one City on Craigslist. It can be the one where you live, or any other one that hits your fancy. If only a fraction of the Bunker faithful become a Zoner and take
    one city, WE CAN COVER EVERY CITY IN THE WORLD.

    ZONER HAT

    The VFP (Valuable Final Product) of this hat is: Vulnerable Craigslist Searchers Saved From Church of Scientology.

    The Statistic for this hat is: Number of FREE Scientology Outreach Ads Killed.

    Here are the actions to perform:

    1) Scan through the various likely places a Scilon might post an add on Craigslist. Do this 2 or 3 times per day. Morning, Afternoon, Evening is best. This may seem like a lot, but its not. It only takes a few minutes each time. If you can only do it 1 or 2 times a day, that’s fine. Whatever you can do is great.

    2) Every time you find a Scilon ad, then FLAG it. This will cause Craigslist to remove it for 48 hours. If you do this scan every day, they will never be able to get it in again. JOY!

    3) If your not sure its a Scilon ad, call the number or email them to get to find out. Please don’t jump the gun. Call the number they give, or email them and find out what they are about.

    4) If you find that you are enjoying this humanitarian activity and have more time, then pick ANOTHER city, and add it to your daily routine!

    5) Keep a record of every Add you kill. This data may come in handy later. Even if its only
    to look back and enjoy them as a reminder.

    That’s It, Easy Peasy!

    Remember, this hat is predicated upon the successful use of BR—3. That’s Bunker Routine # 3—Out Repeating the Repetitive Scilon!

    • ze moo

      Eventually, you will develop a list of clam phone numbers and email addresses and can search craiglist for those numbers and addys. Save time…..

      • Moonshot

        Cool.

        • Gregory Nietsky

          For the lulz we can cross connect them with psychitrists …. anon with cli spoofing a flag number

      • Krista

        I know! I already know where the Dianetics Centre is in Sacramento and I have memorised dear Tony’s number (the Scilon advertising).

    • jmh

      Already checked my local craigslist. :) I’m going to make it a habit.

    • Krista

      Great! I am in the UK, so no local craigslist here, but I randomly picked Sacramento and the first 3 on the list of classes are Scientology classes. Just a question: what do I flag it as? Prohibited? Spam? Does it matter?

      • Moonshot

        I think Spam is best. Prohibited would usually be things like Porno, Guns, etc. Spam is deceptive or fraudulent advertising, so it certainly qualifies.

        And great job Krista! thanks for your great big humanitarian heart!

        • Krista

          Great, thanks! Hehe, this is fun, I am totally going to do this every day!

    • AsthmaticDwarf

      Ultra well-done, M – rock on !!

  • Cat Daddy
  • deselby

    It seems like scientologists might possibly be breaking a few laws. Maybe there is some loophole for “religious” groups? If anybody else is curious…

    http://www.psychboard.ca.gov/lawsregs/2012lawsregs.pdf

    • Moonshot

      Yeah, they hang their had on the religious angle. Everyone seems to think the Cof$ fought so hard for IRS religious recognition for TAX purposes. In reality, the tax issues where secondary. Hubbard saw very early on that his activities would break medical treatment laws in more and more states, so he circumvented the that whole morass by going religious.
      Hubbard’s “church” is just about as religious as the “In God We Trust” tagline on the Almighty Dollar Bill.

      • Mooser

        “Hubbard saw very early on that his activities would break medical
        treatment laws in more and more states, so he circumvented the that
        whole morass by going religious.”

        Hubbard’s dead. Only living people can break laws. I hope Scientologists are aware of that. And I don’t think “A dead guy told me to” carries much weight in court.

        Oh, Scientology has good use for born victims, but it has even better use for born predators. Occasionally, they get to the top and realize “Danny don’t share” and blow. Which is no more than he deserves.

        • Moonshot

          Well, its certainly true that only the living break laws. But the point of the post was why Scientology went religioius. Unfortunealty, its too late for now my friend. the Feds have recognized them as a bona fide relgion, so they operate under that protection, and so are not breaking these laws regarding medical treatment.
          Of course, they are committing other types of fraud and breaking other laws. And if the Feds ever wanted to tackle Cof$ again, they are certainly hoarding cash and doing other things a Non Profit shouldnt do.

          • Mooser

            “recognized them as a bona fide relgion, so they operate under that
            protection, and so are not breaking these laws regarding medical
            treatment.”

            I’m no mahyven but I don’t think the right of medical malpractice or medical fraud or financial malfeasance are among the privileges granted to religion.
            As far as what they are allowed to get away with, well that’s a different story.

  • ParticleMom

    Flagging Scientology on CL is fun! This is going to be my new hobby :)

    • Milo MinderBinder

      FIFY [fixed it for ya]

      9/9-9/23: Success and happiness… Is there a proven route? (boston)
      9/9-9/23: Are you directing your life? (boston)
      9/9-9/23: What does it take to lead successfully? (boston)
      9/9-9/23: Class for Improving Relationship (boston)
      9/9-9/23: Parenting class (boston)
      9/9-9/23: How to deal with breakups (boston)
      9/9-9/23: Improve Reading Skills

      • Milo MinderBinder

        Damn, I tried to make links out of these, but it didn’t work.

        Don’t I do it XXXX ????

        • Robert Eckert

          Just cut-and-paste the URL’s from your browser bar into the post box, remembering to put at least one carriage return between. Disqus does the link conversion (it also thinks anytime words are separated by period.without.a space that that must be a link!)

        • Mooser

          I believe that to link you use text to be linked

        • grundoon

          It’s <a href=”http://www.theurl.com”>TheTextYouWantPeopleToSee</a>

          If you use too many URLs, Disqus thinks your comment is spam and damns it eternally to “awaiting moderation.”

  • Funnybroad

    Remove the Money from Your Life

    • Planet Marcab

      How are you removing them? Spam? Prohibited? Miscategorized
      What Craig’s List rules is Scientology violating exactly? I noticed that sometimes they don’t mention that they are affiliated with Scientology. That’s clearly a violation. But if they do say “we are a Hubbard foundation” or “We are the Church of Scientology”, is that still a violation?

      • Moonshot

        I like the Spam Flag. Any advertising on the web that is deceptive or fraudulent in nature qualifies for spam. But you can certainly try other flags.

    • Funnybroad

      Rats! I misspelled livelihood and tried to delete and re-post, but this is showing up again as from ‘Guest’!

  • Funnybroad

    Yay! Cleared!

    • i-Betty

      Brilliant!

    • edge

      I looked back at the most recent Claire Hedley article. It’s not just the state of ‘Clear’ this woman has achieved, she’s spent $185,000! And the sad thing is, this woman likely will not be able to tangibly explain what “clear” even is. But the Church definitely knows what this woman tangibly has: money, and lots of it. She’s probably already been inundated with calls and mailers asking for six figure donations so she can be a “humanitarian” for some ideal org.

      • BananaSplits8

        And the really pathetic part is she got a high-school level good wishes 8.5X14 sheet of paper with musical notes, colored highlighter dabs, unidentifiable cartoons and platitudes to show for it

  • Planet Marcab
    • Krista

      Try Sacramento, I randomly picked that city and it’s heaving with Scientology adds in the classes section. They don’t always say that it’s at the Hubbard Dianetics Centre, but the name and phone number are all the same and the adds look all alike. It’s fun!

      • Milo MinderBinder

        I think you have to run their ads based on the telephone number posted, and I lack that kind of sophistication. WWP people used to run a little software based on the phone number. There are countless ads out there that don’t mention their affiliation to Scientology at all. The question is – how do we, internet simpletons, find those ads. WWP software is not that easy to find. WWP sometimes forget that most of us are not that internet savvy.

        • Krista

          A few of the Sacramento ads mentioned Scientology and after that it was just a matter of flagging anything with the name and number of the Scientology ad in them. I just click any ad that looks suspicious and flag it when I recognise the number.

  • Funnybroad

    Yay! Go Broke!

    • i-Betty

      I am loving these :D

  • Milo MinderBinder
    • Krista

      Thanks, I flagged all of them as well.

  • Colin Arndt

    Off topic of this post, I suppose, but I came across this and laughed and had to post here.

    • Colin Arndt

      Oops – here’s the image:

      • Truthiwant

        I don’t think that’s a very good message. Also, it’s not funny.

        • 0tessa

          I totally agree. This isn’t any fun at all.

      • aquaclara

        Sorry but this is really disturbing. Not even in jest should a gun be pointed at an animal.

        • Mooser

          Thank you, aquaclara. No, not even in jest.

        • Gregory Nietsky

          Probably shooped going for shock value perhaps overboard

          • Mooser

            “Probably shooped going for shock value perhaps overboard”

            I agree. Saying “Bad dog!” in a stern stentorian tone, while making a ‘disapproval’ face usually works.

        • Robert Eckert

          It’s a take-off on the classic National Lampoon cover from the height of the terrorist hijacking days. Next month they said “You did. We didn’t. Stop worrying about it!”

          http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2470/3634918376_5a540c4e28_z.jpg?zz=1

          • 0tessa

            It is no fun, just bad taste.

      • Seannie5

        :(

      • Steven

        Yikes…this is a little too much. Although it’s a good anti-OSA message, it’s a little disturbing with the photo. :( Maybe post again without the photo? not sure….

        • BananaSplits8

          Cos is bad enough as it is. No need for overkill *pun intended*

      • Truthiwant

        The person who posted this has deactivated his account since the posting.

        He probably had second thoughts about how ‘funny’ it is.

        • BananaSplits8

          I haven’t been elected as spokesperson but I’m not angry with the poster (I honestly didn’t even take note who it was).

          Mistakes and errors in judgement happen. It’s unfortunate that we can’t edit pics once we posted them.

          • Rita Gregory

            Looks like they tried to take it down. Lot’s of animal lovers here and it is kinda disturbing.

            • BananaSplits8

              I know, I feel (and posted) the same.

              However, this poster’s crime is having hastily posted an image he/she thought would be funny but actually went over like a lead balloon.

              I think the intent was to be funny. So it wasn’t. OK, let’s take it from here.

              Poster:
              If you feel the need to apologize, do so. You made a mistake, yet I’ll remind you this lot isn’t much about holding pointless grudges. Most importantly, it’s not such a big deal to justify you going away.

              Hug,
              Nana

            • philosofa

              So true! I was over-zealous when first commenting on The Bunker, posting jibes about Krusty Alleycat’s weight ‘issues’. It was pointed out that it was hurtful to those here with similar problems. I simply apologised to those who were offended and decided to cease joking about it – we’re not here to upset each other.

              And there is plenty else to J&D about where Krazy Krusty’s concerned! :)

              Dear Guest, don’t feel slighted by the general response to your doubtlessly well-meant post. I’m the ‘momma’ to 4 mutts and it definitely took me aback – animal cruelty is my other bete noir, other than the Co$. Please try again.

      • 0tessa

        Why isn’t this still not removed?!

      • Colin Arndt

        Hello everyone – I was the one who posted this yesterday. An unfortunate way to begin commenting here at the Bunker after reading it the past few months. After I saw people found it particularly disturbing and offensive, I tried to delete the post, but somehow only removed my name from the post instead. I then flagged it in hopes that a moderator would take it down, but unfortunately that hasn’t happened.

        When I posted this, naturally I assumed it was photoshopped, and didn’t believe someone actually did this to create a photo. I would never condone doing this to an animal. But I can understand the image goes too far. At the time of posting, it was a pretty spontaneous thing – the logic being it seemed like a perfect example of the spirit of OSA, since they have actually killed the pets of journalists, judges, etc, and the twisted logic of Scientology overall. I didn’t really stop to think about it enough.

        So I apologize again for posting this here. If there was a way I could take it down, I would.

  • Krista

    I find it hilarious that they offer classes for dealing with negative people with pictures in the ad of people yelling and pointing fingers. Isn’t that exactly what you get when you join Scientology?

  • noseinabk

    I found this site when searching the DC org phone number.
    http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/the-d-c-anarchist-staycation-guide.htm

  • junojones

    All I can say is if Gap International was not connected to some kind of litigious cult I doubt they’d go after three nameless posters.

    Jes’ sayin’.

  • Mooser

    I went looking for Scientology ads on Seattle Craigslist. I didn’t pin any down, yet, but I found this articulate and fair article from a local person who went to the Seattle Morgue

    • Rita Gregory

      Good article. Thanks for sharing.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Scientology is essentially bad psychology, faith healing, and exorcism wrapped up in a blanket of pseudo-scientific blither blather. And it’s expensive.
      But their facility is nice.”

      That last part summed it up pretty well.

      • Mooser

        There are two more posts concerning his (Mark) interaction with Scientology. Anyway, he did such a good job, I don’t feel like I have to go over there and report. I should, for the laughs.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        All it needs is nice facility With 35,355,2757 square footage of crown moulding.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I see you are as good with numbers as they are. It’s not a semi-colon, but a misplaced comma is close enough.

    • Missionary Kid

      I posted a long reply to Doubting Mark, the person writing the blog, giving him information. If you go back there, you’ll see it.

      After I did, he replied and said that the head of the mission unfriended him. I surmise it was because of the negative review he gave the {church}.

      • Mooser

        Well, you must admit he went into it with his credulity and gullibility impaired. He didn’t leave his common sense and experience at the Org room door, like a good mark is supposed to. And his name is “mark”? That’s false advertising, from Scientology’s point of view!

        • Missionary Kid

          *Chuckle* Well, he is apparently going around to different churches like a consumer affairs reporter.

  • i-Betty

    For the PSAers…

    Following further suggestions from the amazing people at ESMB, two more additions/alterations:

    1. All spelling now Americanized. This makes sense as the majority of scientologists are from the States.
    2. A link added to The Big List that Left Scientology. A couple of people have said that it really made a difference reading the list and seeing the names of people they knew.

    I’ve been making all changes as they come in but I’ll wait a while until all suggestions are in before posting the final version so you don’t have to keep changing your copy!

    xxx

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Now THAT’S how you make a difference. Way to go! Between this and the Craigslist hatting, they don’t stand a chance. Every door they open, I hope they see a Guy Fawkes mask with a “Bunker” ball cap on, smiling at them. I wish these hats did not have the golf club on them or else they’d be perfect:

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        It doesn’t Have to be a golf club, now does it?

        • Pinkhammer

          It could erode of those fancy big microphones the Wise Beard Man can use to record all of the important speeches

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Not sure what you mean, but upvote regardless for the effort!

            • Rita Gregory

              Evoke, perhaps?

            • Pinkhammer

              The picture of the golf club looks to me like one of those big microphones on a long arm… We could call it that instead of a golf club and then that hat would be perfect as is…

            • Rita Gregory

              God club. Lol!

            • Pinkhammer

              Oops! Didn’t fix it fast enough! =}

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              See? That’s what I meant. It doesn’t Look like a golf club to me.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Phone typing tonight? You’ve got a case of the Richelieus tonight.

            • Pinkhammer

              I totally do! Stupid ios7 update on the iPad is making the keyboard useless! (Or else my fingers have swollen to twice their normal fatness!)

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          A sword would be nice. Knights of the Bunker tally ho!

          • grundoon

            The pen is mightier than the sword!

            … these days Scn has swords all over their promo …

  • aegerprimo

    Checked to see if Co$ was advertising through Craigslist in my area. NO. Would’ve been surprised because I am located WAY far away from any scientology. I did find free yo-yo trick lessons though. Tempting!

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I’d check yo-yo in a slang dictionary first just to make sure you don’t get yourself into an odd situation.

      • aegerprimo

        That brings a new meaning to “walking the dog”

    • L. Wrong Hubturd
  • Steven

    i’m flagging ads, just finished with the Las Vegas ones…I checked “spam”…or should I be checking “prohibited”? Not sure.

    • Rita Gregory

      Spam. :)

  • Krista

    Some of the classes they offer are so silly!They offer a effective time management class – “do more in less time” – is that so you can be an effective slave when you sign your Sea Org contract?

    • Moonshot

      Well, i will give you the skinny on that.

      At one time they had some pretty interesting and effective (from a sales standpoint) Introductory Courses. There were like 5 of them or something, on popular subject slike dealing with Relationships, Depression, Work Troulbes, Communication, etc. They were cheap and people liked them. (People, please dont hate on this, i’m not saying SCN is/was good or anything, i’m just sayting they were successful selling these courses and people generally liked them. It was the set up for the LONG CON).

      Later, when DM chopped the head off, and then the legs from under, the very successful Mission Network (who sold these cheap courses like crazy and often had full courserooms and staffs that numbered in the hundreds), he also pretty much eilimated these courses. I think they technically still exist, but they arent really allowed to sell them.

      Alot of the material from these courses were rolled into one Bigger Intro course called Personal Efficciency Course (PEC). I think its a few hunderded bucks. So instead of a series of small and cheap ( specific courses that a person could pick for their specific area of interest and do very cheaply, ($50) there was now just one bigger one-size-fits-all course.

      From our perspective DMs brash stupidity in this area is a good thing. Cuz the PEC appeals to nobody and is one reason, in addition to their fucked up public image, that the Orgs are empty. They cant get new people.

      YOU MAY HATE THE DWARF, BUT HE IS GREAT FOR KILLING SCIENTOLOGY!!!!!

      • Krista

        Thanks for that bit of information. It seems to me that offering cheaper, individual courses makes much more sense, as it is a far lower threshold for people to cross. But yes, DM’s stupidity is actually a good thing for anti-Scientologists.

        • Moonshot

          Exactly, DM is never satisfied with small bites from the apple, the bastad wants to eat the whole thing. Jesus would multiply the apple so everyone can eat. Scientology wants to eat the apple, the tree, and then the whole fucking orchard.

          • Poison Ivy

            That’s a sign of a con who is losing it – when he/she gets impatient in working the long con and starts to double down, depending over and over on the big scores. Much like a gambling addict. COB is losing it totally.

      • Semper Phi

        In 2010, Miscavige rolled out a whole line-up of courses called Life Improvement Courses. There are more than a dozen, all priced at around $50, and they cover all areas of “ruin” that are common to get people in to, as you say, set them up for the Long Con. They are the bread and butter of Division 6, whose Valuable Final Product is basically to get people to believe (the Div 6 folk would say “realize”) that Scientology works and get them wanting higher level processing and training.

        • Moonshot

          Ohhh, they brought them back. Yeah, that sounds like the line up they used to have. Well, too little too late. With the internet now, they are so fucked in terms of new public.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        It’s true. I think the 70′s era ‘hubbard apprentice scientologist’ course (HAS), was probably the most effective course they ever had for rapidly creating scientologists. It was about 2 weeks, cost $25 back then and basically put people through hubbards ‘communication theory’ and then ran them through HARD TRs until the had a huge viewpoint shift.

        BTW: “hard TRs” basically means real TRs straight by the book and done to a 2 hour confront pass with no twitches or blinks or squirming. it requires one to suppress and disconnect from their emotions, and from critical thinking in order to get through the 2 hour standard for passing.

        When they “dumbed down” the course into the “communication course” and made the requirements easier and the study lighter and didn’t include KSW, it didn’t have the same effect of creating hard core scientologists. Not everybody continued after the HAS course, but the ones who did generally were pretty well hooked.

  • Steven

    wondering if we can do an organized flag plan…(Operation Craigslist…i know cheesy but hey…) But maybe we can have the east coast people check east coast, west coast do west coast, etc? I think a United front may be the most effective? Then we can all post our findings, flaggings?

    • Krista

      Probably a good idea, as someone below suggested that 4 flags automatically removes the ad. Sacramento is chucka with Scientology ads (although they don’t all name Scientology, I did find them out!). I am in the UK, so just picked Sacramento randomly, but am willing to do other cities (I did Las Vegas as well).

    • Krista

      In Sacramento area, ads with the following phone numbers are Scientology:
      Sacramento (916) 519-5287
      Fair Oaks (916) 962-2217
      Roseville 916-782-1272

      All these posters have mentioned Dianetics in one or more of their postings.

      • Steven

        thanks krista…I am a bit confused now. when you go to craigslist, what category is it under? For the Vegas ones, I just followed the links provided by another poster. When you go the main page for a city, Is it under Community? Services? Or discussion forums? Sorry, just want to get it right for everyone and make it as quick as possible to find. I can’t find them.

        Thanks.

        • jmh

          I would search Community-all. That gets groups, services, etc.

          • Steven

            Thanks!….but we have to keep in mind that they are reading this blog all day so they will probably start using other categories as well…so let’s search them out as well! But this is a GREAT start to get them OFF Craigslist.

        • Krista

          Sorry, I went to Classes and Groups (both under Community), you will start to recognise the titles of the posts as Scientology quite quickly as they don’t seem to have much imagination. There’s literally reams of them.

          • Steven

            assholes.

          • Sherbet

            You said it! It’s quite a task, but a good, mindless thing to do in front of the TV.

            • SopranoAscends

              Yerp, Sherb.

      • SopranoAscends

        None of my local CL postings mentioned the “D” word. Some gave the addy. And all contained the same 800 number and contact name.

      • no_srsly

        http://buffalo.craigslist.org/com/4054342593.html found in general…flagged’em all

    • jmh

      Dallas (214) 524-5300 I found one and flagged it, but it needs more flags!
      Deep Ellum (877) 633-6686

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Best mussels I’ve ever eaten we in a place in Deep Ellum. Not too far off from clams…..

    • Pinkhammer

      I tried to search by the phone number on the scientology ads and didn’t get any results. I tried searching ‘all community’ with the city they posted (Farmington, mi) and they all came up that way. Some of the ads didn’t list a phone number, just said to email for information.

      Also, when you respond to an ad, does it show your real email? It seems the advertiser’s email is hidden…

      • Krista

        I just flagged it and it doesn’t ask for your email address. I don’t search by phone number, I just scroll down the list of courses, click on the ones that are likely to be Scientology (communication courses, life improvement, etc.) and if the phone number is one that I know is from a Scientology person, I flag it. I speed read, so it’s very quick for me.

        • Pinkhammer

          I did basically the same thing, but others seem to have had success searching phone numbers… I just couldn’t figure out how.

          I just flagged the posts as spam, too, but thought it might be nice to respond to them with one of our wonderful new PSAs…

          • SopranoAscends

            SF Bay Area. In the “classes” section, I flagged 30 which were posted one after another all the way down the page. Subjects included parenting classes, business start-up, meeting singles, ad nauseam. Almost all of them were posted by someone named Dana, and had the same phone numbers. Time to reboot the laundry. Carry on, ya’ll.

            • Krista

              Thanks, there were some in groups as well, I was going to go to sleep, but decided to add to your flags in SF.

            • SopranoAscends

              Oh, you are jolly fun, Krista. This “Dana” person has been quite the busy bee.

            • SopranoAscends

              For a rockin’ good time, check out local reviews of the cult locations on Yelp!

            • Pinkhammer

              Me too! I got 293 in classes but didn’t make it to Groups…

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Whoever tracks this stuff at Craigslist is going to get to work tomorrow and be like WTF?

            • Steven

              hahahahaha! yes they will…

            • Pinkhammer

              Problem is, the posts are still there!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Straight up and vertical. No fake CO$ stats or graphs needed here.

    • Miss Tia

      YES!!! Operation Craigslist!!! FLAG PLAN!!! Sign me up for the ‘org’! :)

  • Funnybroad

    Touched in a Matrix-kinda way… if only!

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      You ARE a funny broad.

  • ForumSleuth

    I grabbed a snippet from “The Fuhrer Over est” by Jesse Kornbluth in 1976, New Times: Feature News Magazine

    He had Larzelere process the staff. The technique — one of many Erhard has “borrowed” from Scientology — was simple enough: the est staff member held a tin can in each hand and answered questions about his loyalty to Erhard and est. If the meter jumped beyond acceptable limits, the subject still had a “charge,” an emotional “position” about the question. That would be “cleared” by intensive questioning until the staff member “processed out” his “upset.” Two high-level Scientologists — one had reached OT7, which is very good indeed — were available, and they seemed willing to supervise Larzelere’s operation while they developed material for Erhard. Students underwent the Danger Process, an exercise adapted from the Scientology communications course. A row of the audience at a time would go on stage and be confronted by est staff. One person would “bullbait” all of them, saying and doing things in order to get them to react. Wisely, est’s new “researchers” requested that their employment be kept secret; they knew that Scientology would not welcome the modification of its material in a rival discipline.

  • Gregory Nietsky

    ok checking out http://www.gumtree.co.za the local classifieds please dont typein http://www.cumtree.co.za by mistake.

    yeah there some advertising there dont think they will be too effective but have flaged em

    • Gregory Nietsky

      what is the “rule” on selling used sci books ? thought it was not allowed someone one there selling a collection need to send her this link :D

      • Miss Tia

        yeah i remember reading that before, you weren’t allowed to sell them, which i thought bizarre…but for them it’s par for the course….

  • DamOTclese2

    Come on Scientology, ya frothing idiots, MORE COWBELL!!! Yeesh, how pathetic these crooks are, preying upon the weak.

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      Yeah, in their ^church^, that’s called “Prayers for the Weak.” Err, I meant “Week” of course.

  • Krista

    Yeah, right… This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad: How can you leave behind financial stress and start anew on the path to prosperity? Find out on the Principles of Prosperity course. Gain the knowledge and understanding that makes it all possible – you CAN prosper financially! Call us today: 1(818)-947-0600 and ask for Eric. Don’t wait – start on the road to flourishing and prospering now!
    I “hearsay Googled” the phone number and it is for the Church of Scientology in case you wondered.

    • Moonshot

      In Scientology, Personal Prosperity means How You Can Make More Money And Give It All To Scientology.

      • Mooser

        And then there is this from Seattle Craigslist.

        Person, or bivalve? Who knows, It’s not as if taking advantage of people through falsely offering help or solutions is an idea original with Scientology. All they’ve done is to try and cut out the middleman, the front line, small-time predator hoping for a better life for him and his family. Men like that are the backbone of any scam or cult! Ignore them at your peril, Davey!

    • junojones

      Sounds like an even older scam than Hubbard. Some guy puts an ad in a paper for advertising a opportunity for making money. He ven changes the wording to put it in different sections. It all winds up the same way: You send the guy a buck (maybe two anymore) and he mails you a badly xeroxed sheet explaining how you can take out an ad in the paper…

    • Miss Tia

      They offered one of those classes in Parma Hts too! SMDH

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Would it be possible to have a “reality of scientology” ads posted in parallel with these ? using same headings ?

    • Miss Tia

      I LOVE that idea!!!! And for the phone # maybe give the xsea-org #?

      • Gregory Nietsky

        Not sure that is the right place for x-sea-org a recorded message service perhaps the target is vulnerable wogs not Co$ putting tonyortaga.org /xenu.net in is perhaps better

        • Miss Tia

          ah, much much better!!!

  • i-Betty

    I don’t want to make a huge deal out of this, but I wanted to make sure that Hole and Car saw my message because they posted something wonderful over 2 hours ago and I have only just seen it.

    I just wanted to say thank you, and if I’m crying I don’t even want to see the state Glibby is in when she reads what you wrote!

    Thank you :)

    Now pass the bloody tissues!

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Bloody tissues? Gross i-B! Can we at least pass you some clean one? Just a little J&D to try to make you smile. Hope it worked.

      Btw, what was the post? You can’t just throw a doozy out there and not include more info.

      • i-Betty

        I’m really….wishing I’d chosen a different way of saying that… :P

        They just said something so nice and so thoughtful. It meant a lot, and I didn’t want my reply to be lost in the avalanche of comments :)

        • 1subgenius

          (edit button) just sayin’

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Don’t you dare nullify my J&Ding.

          • i-Betty

            I feel I deserve the mocking :P

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              {That’s right! You pulled it in.}

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      OK. I just found YOUR OP because of this 2nd post. Oh gosh, now you’ve got me going. Pass ME the tissues when you’re done… bloody or snot-filled, don’t care!

      On second thought, I might just keep your bloody, snot-filled, soggy tissue and keep it as relic on my mantle (which I don’t have, on second thought) to remind me and prove to others that I really knew an I-Betty and a Glibwog before they became such Big Beings!

      • i-Betty

        You’re so funny, Cars :D

        Let us make a small tank out of snotty tissue Papier Mâché and storm the razor-topped fences in the desert. You bring the wine, I shall bring the white flag!

        I feel I should tell you I’m sorry you don’t have a mantle, but I don’t have one either, and the way I look at it is: less to dust :D

    • no_srsly

      DAYUM I love your posts!

  • Krista

    Which person wrote a message on the Los Angeles CL warning people that the posts about depression classes, etc. is from Scientology? Good for you, whoever you are!

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    L. Wrong’s thought of the day for those still IN and lurking:

    You have FAITH in LRH’s words that you’ve got an everlasting eternity. But, you are living right here, right now(thanks for that Tommy D.) This is YOUR life to live. Why not cherish it as if it is the only one you’ve got…..you know, just in case. Do you really want to be disconnected from your family and your loved ones? You could die tomorrow. What if you never hugged your children again? What if you never got to even know your grandkids? What a terrible waste of a life. It’s not too late to change your destiny. You CAN reconnect. You CAN stop donating all of your hard earned $$$. You CAN enjoy your live. You DO NOT have to live in fear. What kind of a life is that? Life is for living in the here and now, not for some hopeful, future existence. If you are indeed eternal, certainly CO$ cannot take that away from you. No one can…. Reclaim what is yours. Make tomorrow a better day FOR YOU. WE are here for YOU.

  • L. C. Spencer

    Spent a few minutes at the GAP International website. I obviously can’t say for sure it’s affiliated with Landmark/The Forum/other offshoots of EST, but the language sounds similar – lots of vague mention of moving past the past and taking hold of the future, and emphasis on “transformation.” Its founder, Pontish Yeramyan, is also described in the “about us” section as “a major contributor to the Hunger Project, a global organization committed to ending world hunger…” According to that Westword article:

    “Although Erhard remained popular in some sets, he continued to
    attract bad publicity. One story concerned the Hunger Project, which he’d
    helped found (earning a 1988 Mahatma Ghandi Humanitarian Award in the process).
    The Project’s stated goal was to put an end to hunger before the millennium,
    and at first it was welcomed with open arms by relief agencies as Erhard
    followers took to the streets, getting people to pledge money toward the cause.

    But then the Canadian Broadcasting
    Corporation revealed that of $7 million collected, only a little over
    $200,000 had gone to actual relief efforts. Landmark tried to claim that it and
    Erhard had little to do with the Hunger Project. But the Project’s main office
    was right next door to a Landmark office–and the woman who ran the Project was
    a former top-level est trainer. She told the CBC that the Hunger Project had
    never intended to be a relief agency but rather a program to raise “people’s
    consciousness” about the reality of hunger.”

    So, maybe some connection. Just basing that speculation on what I read here, no firsthand knowledge.

    • Rob Kline

      Thanks for that background 411.

    • Captain Howdy

      If there’s even a hint or a whiff of anything to do with Erhard/EST/Landmark you can be sure it stinks and needs to be put out of business.

      • L. C. Spencer

        A “whiff” was about what I was looking for, and lo, it was indeed there. I wasn’t able to find the CBC source online, but did notice that their Wikipedia page looks like a battleground of conflicting editing interests. Gee, I’ve never seen that anywhere before :-)

        • Captain Howdy

          NXIVM is another scam scientology-lite motivational pseudo cult.

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

          • L. C. Spencer

            Bleagh. Nice to see Dave Touretzky has the 411 on them for anyone already browsing his treasure trove.

    • Poison Ivy

      Werner had everything to do with the Hunger Project. A lot of good people worked their asses off to raise money for it and truly believed in it.
      Werner didn’t. He was a con man. He took the money and ran.

      • L. C. Spencer

        Hmmmm, sounds familiar…. no wait, it’ll come to me…

  • GSioux

    The International Cultic Studies Association has a freely available book entitled “Starting Out In Mainstream America”, authored by Lydia Bardin. It is available at http://startingout.icsa.name/. It is a valuable resource for people exiting a cult and for those of us trying to support them.

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      Bookmarked it. Thnxs.

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      P.S. If you find a similar site for someone who has lost their mind and time (days, weeks, months, going on two+ years now) by unwittingy falling into a cult-like anti-cult movement, P-L-E-E-Z-E let me know. Urgent HELP needed. Thnxs.

      P.P.S. I’ve fallen into a Bunker and can’t get out!!!

      • GSioux

        I know exactly what you mean! I say, “I won’t go to the Bunker today” and then I find myself in the Bunker! It is clearly an addiction. Fortunately the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Conference starts on 9/28! Check it out at http://www.recovery2point0.com . Just kidding – but it is a great resource and may help! Good luck!

        • And I don’t rent cars!

          I did check out recovery2point0.com but it’s on Sept. 28 so I absolutely CAN NOT join in. That date is Tony Ortega’s first year anniversary of his first post on this blog. So, you see, I HAVE to be in the Bunker on that date!!! I expect there will be a party of some kind. Oh well, maybe I’ll be able to participate in some other addiction conference some other time…
          Sorry and thnx anyway. (Shrugs shoulders. Walks away. Relieved. Phew. Recovery postponed yet another day!)

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Ah well, baby steps. The first step is knowing you’ve got a problem….

          • GSioux

            It’s free and runs thru 10/02 – my favorite is Gabor
            Mate on 9/30. Thanks for the FYI on Tony’s anniversary ! I will be in the Bunker too – Amazing guy – so lucky to have him!

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Ring…. Ring…

    RTC: “RTC.”

    Caller: “I just read your ad on Craigslist about the depression group. Can you tell me more about it?”

    RTC: “Who the $^%^ gave you our number? Who’s paying you? What are your crimes?”

    CLICK!

    • Pinkhammer

      Your scientology is showing… You spelled our wrong.

      But =}

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Perfect catch!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        It was an SP transcriptionist who spelled it incorrectly. That have been beaten and sent to Ideal Org Siberia. We in RTC corrected the post and have reissued it. That will be $4000 please.

        • Pinkhammer

          Ummmmm, yeah… The check’s in the mail….

          And do you always refer to your transcriptionists as ‘that’? Seems someone else has a case of the Richelieus tonight, too…

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            Yes, and your burlwood pen is in the mail.

            • Poison Ivy

              Still waiting for mine. It must match Big Being #2′s exactly!

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Shhhh. I think OTVIII has been hitching the old Scotch cabinet tonight while DM is down in Clearwater. Too many mistakes really for any other explanation.

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            The Psychs made the second error. If there is a third error it will be the Nazis. Please refer to the “RTC Blame Tree” for more information.

            • Poison Ivy

              Scientology: The Theology of Finger-Pointing.

              (copyright 2013, Poison Ivy – trademarked 2013, Missionary Kid)

    • BananaSplits8

      We know we’re doing it right when even the satire-in-chief is turning around.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Oh yes, we are doing it. We in the Church of Scientology are using Craigslist all day everyday and our competitors leave it alone by secret agreement.

        In a secret meeting with the Mormons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, we split out the turf this way:

        1. Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses: They control door to door religious recruiting. We in the Church of Scientology agreed to never knock on doors. That isn’t our style anyway.

        2. Jehovah’s Witnesses: Monopoly on bus stations and laundromats. Mormons and Scientologists leave bus stations and laundromats alone.

        3. Craigslist: Monopoly owned by Scientologists.

        4, Telephone pole and streetlight ads: Monopoly owned by Scientologists.

        5. Secret Underwear: Monopoly owned by Mormons.

        6. Boring and nondescript churches: Monopoly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

        6. Baptizing for the Dead: Monopoly owned by Mormons.

        7. High Speed Mass Exorcism: Monopoly owned by Scientologists: http://otviiiisgrrr8.com/2013/05/31/catholic-exorcist-has-sent-160000-demons-back-to-hell-the-church-scientology-can-do-much-better-than-that/

    • Poison Ivy

      I heart OTVIII!

  • Krista

    Time for me to go to sleep. So far I have bothered Tony and Linda and in the Sacramento area, Cory in the Houston area and Eric, Scott and Patricia in Los Angeles with my flagging. All the Scientology ads look the same, so they are so easy to spot now. Will continue my flagging work tomorrow.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Major enturbulation for the clams. Nice work. Sleep well, you deserve it.

    • philosofa

      Me too, Krista. Yawning my head off – not even the larks at The Bunker can keep me from getting my head down early tonight.

      Very well done for all that flagging – hope the scibots are feeling most enturbulated.

      Goodnight, dear Bunkerites – me and my new alter-ego are about to hit the hay. xxx

      • i-Betty

        Sweet dreams, love :)

        • philosofa

          They will be. Thanks for every wonderful thing you are doing i-Betty.- see you tomorrow, sweetpea.

          • i-Betty

            Oh, and you too! And all of us! :)

    • i-Betty

      Well done! Sweet dreams :)

  • Jgg2012

    Ring…..
    Tony: This is Tony
    Caller: This is El Ron, calling from the Van Allen Belt. What the f### is gong on here! Craigslist? Postponing the Super Powers Building? Everyone making fun of Miscavige? Miscavige is a security guard…period! The Broekers were supposed to be in charge…David Mayo was supposed to be general counsel…fair game was supposed to be a joke–you can go to jail for using an R2-45 on someone…I’m not coming back until this is straightened out!
    [dial tone]
    Caller: hello? hello?

    • Truthiwant

      El Ron invented fair game and used it on many occasions.

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      One ringy dingy, Two ringy dingy….. snort, snort…
      “Hello. Sir? This Ernestine, snort, snort.. You know, Ernestine, your Telephone Operator. snort, snort.
      It seems the party to whom you were speaking to was disconnected by the party to whom you were speaking about. snort, snort.
      Sir, would like me to try to reconnect you to the party to whom you wished to speak to? snort. snort.
      But Sir? Sir, I feel it is my obligation to inform you that a call from your phone number in the Van Allen Belt is a party line and may I suggest that might be the problem you are experiencing.
      And Sir, may I suggest that calling from the dead might be why you are experiencing a dead dial tone Sir? Sir?
      Hello? Hell.. o – oh-h-h-h-hhhhhhhhhhh!

      • Eclipse-girl

        I love Lily Tomlin

  • Robert Robinson

    We bashed Scientology good with the ClearCraig program. I don;t have any idea why they would try it again.

    • Gregory Nietsky

      Cause its them …..

    • Eclipse-girl

      They are tenacious bastards. We will have to keep flagging them.

    • Poison Ivy

      Cause we Wogs and SP’s don’t have our TR3′s in?

  • i-Betty

    Sweet dreams to you all when you get there. I have to be up really early so I’m heading upstairs with Terry Pratchett’s Jingo for sleepy snickersnorts. I will post the [latest, and possibly final] PSA before I go. Thank you for the help, advice and suggestions (and thank you to anyone from ESMB who might be reading). It’s really great now :)

    Well done for all the hard work on Craigslist all of you. What a day!

    See you tomorrow, later on in the day. xxx

  • i-Betty

    Helpline:

    1-866-XSEAORG – The call is completely free and can be made from any public telephone.

    If you’re a Scientologist reading this and you are having doubts about your religion, whether it be the doctrine, the incessant, relentless regging, or the leadership, but are afraid to leave because it’s all you’ve known, or you’re afraid of what to expect on the ‘outside’, please give the number on the sign (below) a call; it’s totally free. You can speak anonymously and in strict confidence to somebody who can help you, and will receive non-judgmental moral support, as well as real advice for setting up your new life and getting back on your feet.

    I promise you, the outside world isn’t the enemy. As in all walks of life, some people are idiots, but most people are kind, hard working, honest, loving individuals, just living their lives. Many, many people have already left Scientology and are living happy, fulfilling, peaceful lives filled with family and friends – old and new – who love them. They, too, felt your fears as they began their break away from the church. Some took a leap of faith and discovered that the landing was soft, welcoming and forgiving. Some needed to take baby steps. But they all moved in one direction: towards the door.

    For them, every day is now an adventure and they are the architects of their own lives.

    You may be feeling:

    Sadness and loss over saying “goodbye” to those ideals in the group you thought you could admire, the fellow members you thought were your true friends, or the time and money spent following something which turned out to be false…

    Fear, that this may have been your last hope for happiness, success, enlightenment, or your eternity; that you are no longer protected by the powers of your leader and are vulnerable to evil; that you will make bad decisions for yourself without the group’s guidance, or that you will be punished for leaving…

    Loneliness, at the thought of leaving intensive relationships, and now needing to reconnect with family and friends who live in a manner that your religion criticized…

    Confusion, about what to believe, and how to make good decisions for yourself and your future…

    Guilt, possibly associated with having broken ties to loved ones, or for having recruited others into Scientology…

    Shame, when realizing you were involved in an organisation that maybe made you behave in a way that you’re not proud of…

    If Auditing and Training are still important to you they are both available outside the church, but without any of the hoops attached which you are currently expected to jump through…it is cheaper, and there will be no sec checking.

    It might help you to hear stories from others who were in your exact same situation. There is a great website called The Big List That Left Scientology. Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/site/biglistthatleftscientology/ Click on the alphabetical letters across the top to find people you may have known, and to read some inspirational stories.

    Last, but by no means least, the Freeloader Debt is NOT legally enforceable – that means they can’t make you pay it.

    Call those numbers. It might just be the first step to the rest of your life.

    And call your family. Please. They never stopped loving you and hoping that one day you would come back to them. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are near. Give them a call, send them your love. No guilt, no shame.

    We wish you so much luck and love.

    • Steven

      Wow…this should be posted EVERYWHERE….if anyone has Debbie Cook’s email, maybe ask her for her list of Scientology emails….anonymously of course…and this should be sent to them. Or Marc Headley’s list of people, etc.

      • Eclipse-girl

        i-Betty and others try to do just that. lets give them they praise they deserve. <<>>

        ((HUGS)))

  • Robert Robinson

    Dylan Gaines from the valley org has obviously never has a gang bang sec check. “I don’t know about you guys, but I want my daughter to grow up in a sane society. I don’t know anyone else that is putting sanity out there.”

  • MissCandle

    “For the best all-time story about Landmark Forum, read our old friend Alan Prendergast’s amazing piece for Denver Westword back in the day”

    This article referenced by Tony cites Valerie Harper as an early (70′s) “enthusiast” of est. I wonder if Valerie and Leah have a lot to talk about at Dancing with the Stars rehearsals.

    • Poison Ivy

      Ms. Harper was very involved in EST at a time when probably half of Hollywood was dabbling in it. She has spoken of how it helped her in some areas of her life. She was involved in raising money for Werner’s Hunger Project, which I’m absolutely certain she didn’t believe or have any idea was a scam. I don’t believe she ever saw the dark side of EST, being an important celeb at the time, and she had probably drifted away by the time Werner disappeared. I’m pretty sure she was in a different phase of her life when Landmark popped up. She is and has always been one of the very finest people in Hollywood, on every level – I say that with personal knowledge. Honestly, she’s a rare gem in a pile of coal.

      The difference between the EST celebs and the CO$ celebs is, the EST celebs weren’t all over the media enticing people to join. It was very much like Landmark, more of a Pyramid-y thing – ‘graduates’ were pressured to sign up their friends and/or become trainers themselves (I had a college boyfriend who was a trainer – tried with no luck to get me in. $300 for me at the time might as well have been $30,000 and I didn’t buy their line, ‘Make the committment and the money will come’ – I had a tuition to pay and THAT money HAD to come! Anyway, the bf started pushing my friends and that ended it quickly!). I think there was an air of exclusivity to EST that made it feel more rare and special to people than Scientology is – though Werner Erhard did crib so much of his methodology and even doctrine from LRH.

      • MissCandle

        Thanks for sharing your inside perspective. Small world.

  • Pinkhammer

    I’m going to guess that the Craigslist Hat Writeup had to either come from the SF Bay Area or else Dana and co. are his best students! In the interest of spreading ip addresses, I thought I’d take a stroll to the SF Bay Area and ended up flagging no less than 293 classes! I didn’t even get to any other categories like Groups or Events! Makes the few dozen in the Detroit metro area seem like child’s play! I need a nap…

  • Richard Grant

    Hey y’all

    I’m looking for a link kindly provided by a Bunkerite to a list of nicknames for the Dwarfenführer. As I recall there more over 200.

    I’m drafting a blog post and would like to credit (and link to) this important resource. TIA for a pointer!

    • MissCandle

      Missionary Kid is the Maker and Keeper of the List of which you speak.

      • Missionary Kid

        I was just going to head to Costco when I saw the request.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Buying party supplies? For ALL of us?

          • Missionary Kid

            It’s BYO party supplies. I’ll celebrate when the {church} collapses.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Bunker 1 year anniversary. That’s worth a party.

            • Missionary Kid

              Agreed. I hope Tony is making enough from this blog to live well.

              The only problem is, it’s addicting. I’m glad to see the numbers soar.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Yes, a reminder is in order….

      • Richard Grant

        Thank you, Miss C!

        At the risk of appearing forward … did you know that both of your ENDS are burning?

        • And I don’t rent cars!

          Miss Candle is a HOT one, didn’t you know? No chance of her suffering from Bunker Burnout as she, I believe, has been an active, long time $ci watcher.
          Can you tell Cars cares about Candle, a lot? Haven’t seen her in several months due to transportation problems followed by comment pileups here.
          Hi Miss Candle! (waves happily ‘Hello’ to her)

          • MissCandle

            Glad you’re back AIDRC! Missed you : )

        • MissCandle

          I burn the candle at both ends on a regular basis, I have ants in my pants, I’ve had it up to here, and I’m at the end of my rope.

    • Missionary Kid

      Here goes. You’ll have to refresh to see it, because the first time I post it, disqus adds spaces between the lines. There’s over 230 of them, including a lot of variations in spelling.
      DM NICKNAMES
      (dic)tator tot
      Angry Elf
      Ankle Biter
      Asthmatic Dwarf
      Bag Of Crap Chairman Of the Board: BOCCOB
      Big Bean
      Big Being
      Bishop of bullshit…
      bitty boots
      Boss Miscarriage
      Bubba’s Ass Bitch
      Capo di tutti capi of all of Scientology’s tentacles
      Chairman Mao Miscavige
      Chairman Maocavige
      Chairman Mousecavige
      Chairman of the Bored Miscavage
      Chairmonkey of the Board
      Chuckles the Silly Piggy
      COB, aka Cloacal of Bowels
      Corn on the COB Miscavage
      Court Ducker
      Curretted Own Bollocks
      Daft Davy
      Daft Misfit
      Dafydd*
      Dai Scwatbotwm*
      Dai Squatbottom*
      Dainty Miss
      Damage Mismanage
      Damsel Miscavige
      Danger Midget
      Dangling Modifier
      Dark Helmet
      Dark Lord
      Darth Midget 
      Dave Misbegotten
      Davey
      Davey Boy
      Davey Dimwit
      Davey Little Cockett
      David Abortion
      David Makemerich
      David Miscariage-of-Justice
      David Misclampage
      David Miscmidget
      David Miscrab-itch 
      David Misscock
      Davy
      Demented Midget
      Demented Midget
      Der Dwarfenfuehrer
      Der Kleinegrupenfuhreur (Der Kleine Gruppenführer)
      Der Manchild
      Despotic Dwarf
      Despotic Madman
      Devil’s Miscarriage
      Diabolical Davey
      Dickless
      Dickwipe
      DictatorALot (like SpamALot)
      Diddy Dave
      Diddy Davykins
      Dildo Dave
      Diminutive Manchild
      Diminutive miscreant
      Diminutive Mouse
      diminutive sociopathic tyrant
      Dimunitive Dimwit
      Dimwit Midget
      Dinky Makemerich
      Dinky McSavage
      Dinky Mindfuck
      Dinky Misconduct
      Dribbling Dwarf
      Drivel McMidget
      Duke of Oil
      Dwarf Master
      Dwarf Megalo-man(iac)
      Dwarf Midget
      Dwarfenfuehrer
      DwarfenOz
      Dwarfish Malignancy
      Dwarfmeister
      dwergen fuehrer (dwergen = dwarves)
      dwergenfuherer
      Earl of thetandicks
      eccsleazeiastical leader
      El Davito
      Enrique Entheta (family nickname!)
      Eric Cartman (ref: South Park)
      esleaziastical leader
      Evil overload
      Fearless Leader
      Flying monkey
      Fork Tongue
      Fuckwit
      Furious Homunculus
      Furry Fists of Fury
      Gobshite
      Grand Poohbah and Ecclesiastical Scammaster
      He Who Must Be Blamed
      He Who Must Be Shamed
      He Who Should Probably Wear Lifts
      His Claminess
      His Holeyness
      His Imperial Teensyness
      His Midgetsy
      His Oiliness
      His Satanic Pantwetting Majesty
      his wanna-be holiness
      Hollow Heels
      Homunculous Novis
      Homunculus Horribilis
      Igor to “Dr” L. Ron Crankenstein
      Imam of indecency…
      In Trouble In Texas
      jobbernowl
      King of Footbullets
      Lil’ Davey
      Lilliputian dingdong
      Little Bottom
      Little Dirk Digger
      Little Hitler
      Little Napoleon
      Little Tator Tot the Dicktator
      Littlest Caligula 
      Littlest Miscavenger
      lolliCOB
      Machiavellian Midget
      Makemerich
      Malignant Dwarf
      Maniacal Midget
      Mascagni
      McCalamity
      Mcmismanage
      McSavage
      McScabbitch
      McSlappy
      Merchant of Chaos 
      Mexican Midget Wrestler
      Micromeglomaniac
      Midget fascist pseudo pop-up pope
      Midgeteer
      Minister of Malice
      Mis’dcourage
      Miscabbage
      Miscabitch
      Miscarriage
      Miscmidget
      Miscmunchkin
      Misdamage
      Mismanage
      Miss Cabbage
      Miss Carnage
      Miss Crab-itch 
      Missedcavige
      Mouse king
      Mouse-caviage, rodent king of the clams
      Mouse-caviege His hole-iness
      Mousekavige
      Mousyscabiage
      Mr. Cabbage
      Nincompope of Scientology
      Nipple Head
      Omnincompoopitent
      Osama Bin Davey
      paper tiger shrimp
      pathetic psychopath
      Perp-squeek
      person of interest Miscavige
      Pie-face
      Pint sized pontiff
      Piscop of pissants. (Piscop=bishop in old English)
      Pissflapscavige
      Pocket Pope
      Poop of Scientology
      Pope of Scientology
      Poppet
      Priest of perversity…
      Prophet of Pain
      Pseudo-Pope of the Unholy Alleged Church of
      psychotic munchkin dictator 
      Quark Brain
      Royal Douche nozzle
      Savage Miscavage
      Sawed-Off Cocksucker
      Scabbage
      Scientolonuts 
      scurvy rat
      Short Notice
      Shortarse
      Shortie
      Shorty
      slapping dwarf
      Slappy
      Slappy McNutts
      Small group leader
      SOB COB
      spokesmidget for Scilontoology
      Squatbottom
      Squirm Worm
      Squirrelscavige
      Tater Tot
      teeny little homunculus
      Teeny Weinie
      The Cheshire Cat
      the Choke of Scamatology
      The Dark Lord Chuckles The Silly Piggy
      The Elfish one.
      The ElfMan
      The Knight Who Says “Nix”.
      Tiny Boots
      Tiny Crackpot
      Tiny Cuntroller
      Tiny Dancer
      Tiny dick
      Tiny Dick(tator)
      Tiny Fists
      Tiny Terror
      Tiny Tyrant
      Tom Riddle (Voldemort’s real name)
      Toxic Dwarf
      Turd Pope
      uberwanker
      Vicar of victimisation…
      Voldemort
      Wankmeister
      Wee Davey
      wee sleekit Beastie (small, sly, wicked beast – Robert Burns)
      Xenu’s Chew Toy
      Yardstick
      Zygote Munter

      *From a small Welsh tribe of idiots who sailed to Pagagonia in stone boats.
      “Dafydd” is Welsh for David (the ‘f’ is prounounced ‘v’ and the ‘dd’ like th in ‘then’)
      “Dai” is the short familiar version
      “Scwatbotwm” is probably how you’d spell Squatbottom in Welsh orthography

      • And I don’t rent cars!

        Hey MK, listmaker extraordinaire, I refreshed twice and the list didn’t show up for me. Maybe Richard Grant is experiencing similar problems.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I see it.

        • Missionary Kid

          It took me a while to copy it there. Usually, I’m faster. Refresh again.

          • And I don’t rent cars!

            Got it now. It was odd because your message to Richard showed up both times upon refresh but the actual list didn’t. But now it has – for me and others. There was a 3-5 minute between your message and your list. Odd. Problem probably on my end. I’m using old (Pre-GATII) computer Tech…

            • Missionary Kid

              Naw, the problem was with me. I pasted the list, then noticed that I hadn’t put in the Welsh notes, so I had to go back and recopy the list including them.

              My drill is to have the complete list ready, post my initial reply, then click on edit the post, then paste the list, and then “save edit.” When I had to go back, it slowed me down.

            • And I don’t rent cars!

              Ahhh, good to learn your technique for doing that with your lists. I had wondered if was pasted text or image file and how you did it. Thnx!

            • Missionary Kid

              All of my lists are in a spreadsheet file. I found that if you copy and paste anything to Disqus, it does weird things, even from another Disqus post.

              For word processing, pasting something means that the material will not appear to flow all the way across the space available, or ti will insert “return” commands in weird places.

              The first time I posted a list, when I pasted it to a comment, it added line spaces between the entries. I accidentally found out that if it’s done on an edit to a comment, the line spaces aren’t inserted, and only the original post appears unless someone refreshes.

              It was a PITA to delete all those line spaces, even for lists that only had 20 items. I like clean copy. Just to show you how that list would appear if I didn’t edit my comment and save the edit, this is what the first three items would look like:

              DM NICKNAMES

              (dic)tator tot

              Angry Elf

              Ankle Biter

            • And I don’t rent cars!

              WOW! Your lists have involved even more work than I suspected. Thanks for all your time on our behalf and for our pleasure/use. You are such a good/kind man Charlie Brown!

            • Missionary Kid

              It sounds a lot more complicated than it is.

              I’ve dealt with a lot of spreadsheets, so it’s actually pretty easy, once I got everything set up.

              Once I learned the edit trick for Disqus, it became much easier. I also had separate spreadsheets for all the different lists, but I just put them on one big one and made each a different page.

              All of them only take up about 38 kb.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I see you’ve got the binary Tech working you for. Better than the wood pulp/ink Tech any day.

            • Missionary Kid

              I’m just glad I’m not a monk copying manuscripts.

          • philosofa

            Ex-filosofa reporting for duty. A new one for Miscarrot – hope it passes muster…

            Psuedo Pope.

            • Missionary Kid

              I had it as “Pseudo-Pope of the Unholy Alleged Church,” but I’ll add it, because it’s a variation. Refresh.

            • philosofa

              Willdo. Thx MK.

      • aquaclara

        Wow wow wow, MK! This is truly an epic list. What started off as a humble little sapling….
        Thank you!

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s a measure of how much ire DM raises among everyone because of his actions. It doesn’t include the real common ones that I’ve used, like asshole.

          It started because I noticed how many different terms people used when they referred to DM. It’s almost as if he’s so evil that people won’t use his proper name.

      • Richard Grant

        Thank you, Kid! Your collection is the envy of the known world.

        • Missionary Kid

          Hey, once I figured out the shortcuts, it was easy. I added some more that I picked up today. Refresh.

  • Sherbet

    Off topic: Tony, any updates on Manuela Oliveira? Is she still dancing in place, waiting for her big chance promised by cos?

    • jmh

      I think about her often too.

  • Steven

    “OPERATION CRAIGSLIST” peeps…please post your updates. If you haven’t seen the previous posts, they are waaaay down because of the amount of posts. But we have started a movement to get them off of Craigslist by flagging ALL of the posts in as many cities as we can. Each post needs to be flagged 4 times to be removed and we are trying to catch up. They are mostly in the “community” sections of each city but we know the trolls are here so they will try to start using the other categories as well. If anyone has updates on where they have found posts, PLEASE POST THE PAGE LINKS here so that we all may flag them as “spam”…we are having a hard time finding them…

    Thanks.

    • Gregory Nietsky

      Pushing them to other categories affects there effect so keep at it ill enlist my staff to work local clasifieds there is one other site i can target here but wont say more about it in open

      • Steven

        great, thank you

    • Sandy

      Twin Cities is done. there is only one small org in St Paul, and every post used the same phone number, so I searched on that in Community to catch them all. If you search using a phone number, you must enter it exactly as in the ad. The first time I tried, I added a dash – no results. So I rechecked – they use (763) 607 7172, no dash.

      • VickiStubing

        This posting from St. Paul actually makes my stomach churn:

        9/12-9/26: How to help an ill person get better Do you live with an ill or injured person? Does anyone in your family suffer from bad health in some way? You should come to this class if you want to learn specific things to help them.
        This class is very practical. You learn specific hands-on techniques to help an ill or injured person recover faster. This is not medical training, and no medical or nursing experiences are required to learn these techniques.

        Call Peyten at (763) 607 7172.
        Address is:
        505 Wabasha St N
        St. Paul, MN 55102

        • Pinkhammer

          They have the exact same one in Detroit!

        • Semper Phi

          That’s probably the Assists course.

        • philosofa

          Vultures! Preying on the ill and weak -ugh…

        • Poison Ivy

          Made me sick, too.

      • Just Dee

        Ok, I did these also

    • Lark Smith

      I just used the local orgs telephone number to see what came up I did not know you had flag four times though . Crap

      Albuquerque CL http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/

      505-275-8210

      pic titlesort: most recent | best match

      list view pic view grid view map view

      found 31 postings

      • And I don’t rent cars!

        Unholy crap! That’s a lot of work! (to have done the OPing, by slave labor, and then to flag x 4) Will do same tomorrow here, following same tech.

      • Steven

        thanks Lark. I searched this phone number with and without dashes and nothing came up. are there direct links you found that you can post here?

        thanks

        • Lark Smith

          Thanks for the help Steven. I just tried the phone it worked as it is posted. Go to the community setting for the posts.

          http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/act/4080244454.html

        • Lark Smith

          Disq Sucks. I just lost my post that gave direct links!

          • Steven

            ok, got it. thanks!

      • Just Dee

        Ok, I flagged yours also using the phone number you gave… so that’s at least two!

        • Lark Smith

          Thank You Dee! Big Hugs!

          • Just Dee

            Welcome! :)

      • VickiStubing

        There is a posting in Albuquerque that explains that the group at that address is Scientology. Be sure not to spam THAT one!

        • Lark Smith

          Yeah, I posted one of them earlier. By using the phone number of of the local org. you should be okay.

          • Moorwalker

            Done, Lark.

      • philosofa

        All done.

    • Pinkhammer

      I’ve done the 4 dozen or so in the Detroit Metro area from 2 different computers, but they’re still all there.
      I couldn’t get the phone number search to work, plus some of them just ask you to respond by email, so what I found works best is on the Detroit Metro Home Page where it says search craigslist I typed in Farmington (since they are all listed in that city, at least for now!) and chose the category community and then went back and chose the category events. That way you can catch listings from groups, classes, etc. in one go. I’ll add a third computer to them tomorrow.
      I also added my ip address to almost 300 classes in the San Francisco Bay area. Don’t know if I’ll have time to do these again from a different computer…
      Actually. now that I think of it, every Wi-Fi device on the same network would have the same ip address, right? Rats! Well, at least I can definitely add another one from work tomorrow!

      • Steven

        wow! thanks!!!!!! amazing!

      • VickiStubing

        I can get Farmington Hills, Florence, and St. Paul regularly.

        • Pinkhammer

          Where’s Florence? I can probably add that and St. Paul, or else the Ohio ones…

          • VickiStubing

            Florence, KY, is the Cincinnati morgue.

            • Pinkhammer

              OK, thanks. I’ll try to add it to my list.

            • Jo

              I’m confused, easily confused. Looking at Tampa bay list, do u flag ad for everyday, mon, tues, wed etc?

            • Pinkhammer

              I just flagged everything that came up on the first page. It seems to be everything currently offered (as far as the dates for classes, etc.)

            • Jo

              Ok thanks, see same ads listed for tomorrow, never use Craigslist, but seen a horror movie about it.

            • Pinkhammer

              couldn’t find much in Florence? Did the Cleveland and St. Paul, though

    • Eclipse-girl

      I just went through CL for Madison and Milwaukee. Milwaukee has the only org in the state. I am not sure this idea has caught on in Wisconsin.

      • Lark Smith

        Click on the community option in the search section. I didn’t find anything until I did.

      • Moorwalker

        There are three older adverts for the Milwaukee mission — I flagged them just to get them out of the listings:

        http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/search/ccc?query=3533&zoomToPosting=

        • Eclipse-girl

          TY.
          I had been searching through all of Madion’s CL.

          I do not think I went back far enough.

          TY, again

    • Kat Konces

      Found posts in: Inland Valley, San Diego, L.A. Orange County, San Francisco, Ventura (all California). In Texas–Houston, Dallas, Austin (so far). Miscellaneous: Hawaii, Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Denver, Boulder, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Manhattan, Boston, Worcester, Tampa Bay, and Albequerque. All posts I saw were under either “classes” or “groups”.

    • Just Dee

      I have no problems going thru Craig’s List and reporting spam (well at least for the next hr., then breaking bad comes on) just thinking though…. would it make sense maybe making our own ad – warning others that these relationship, depression, ADHD/ADD no med ads, are scientology? Just a thought….

      • Steven

        Yes, probably.

    • Moorwalker
      • Steven

        Thanks! flagged ‘em all!

      • Lark Smith

        That was an easy one ;)

      • philosofa

        Done! Not many there – easy peasy :)

  • Seannie5
    • Gregory Nietsky

      Dina wont blow … dina wont you blow ….

    • Gregory Nietsky

      Link not working so well can you post a “fair use” snipet

      • And I don’t rent cars!

        You too? I get headers but no text. Need to log in and have account maybe?

      • Seannie5

        This is all I saw as I am not subscribed either

        QINGDAO, China—Executives of Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures
        Entertainment joined Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Catherine Zeta-Jones,
        Nicole Kidman and John Travolta in this Chinese seaside city to meet a man who
        will likely play a bigger role in their future.

        Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man and the chairman of
        property-and-entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Corp., said Sunday he
        is breaking ground on a 30-billion-yuan to 50-billion-yuan ($4.9 billion to $8.2
        billion), mega-entertainment center that will include a theme park, a film
        museum, a wax museum and a massive film studio, which the tycoon promises will
        be the world’s largest.

      • Seannie5

        I am not subscribed either so all I saw was this

        QINGDAO, China—Executives of Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures
        Entertainment joined Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Catherine Zeta-Jones,
        Nicole Kidman and John Travolta in this Chinese seaside city to meet a man who
        will likely play a bigger role in their future.
        Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man and the chairman of
        property-and-entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Corp., said Sunday he
        is breaking ground on a 30-billion-yuan to 50-billion-yuan ($4.9 billion to $8.2
        billion), mega-entertainment center that will include a theme park, a film
        museum, a wax museum and a massive film studio, which the tycoon promises will
        be the world’s largest.

        • Sunny Sands

          Nicole Kidman and John Travolta together. Wonder what they talked about :-)?

          • Gregory Nietsky

            Wonder … what they have in comon.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              At the moment, it appears to be a paycheck from the Chinese developer.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Good roads? Fair weather?

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Wall Street Journal. Need a subscription.

    • Gregory Nietsky

      If JT / KP blow before stoopid powahz opens that will be so sweet

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        They are getting long in the tooth. They will probably do a natural bunk before the stuperpowerz ever opens.

        • Gregory Nietsky

          the dwergen fuehrer must have some serious shit on them … must be hard knowing you let a cult murder your son.

        • Eclipse-girl

          I think KP drinks the kool aid daily. I think the children keep JT in

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Been looking through some “OT” Wins ironic how the more “outrageous” they are the higher the chances they have since been declared , the bullshit is strong in this l ron one.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Hey you clams, THIS is what it is to be ALIVE! Real emotion, real soul and a large family all standing together. Your life could soar like this ladies voice if you let it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVTReNon6sI

    It brought a tear to my pink, rubber head.

    • Narapoid

      Nice post, thanks!

  • Tone

    I would like to live in a world where people are sane enough not to give

  • Eclipse-girl

    OH man, my computer stops working, The DH fixes it. Then I do errands and chores. I finally get to log on and it is past 1 000 comments. I know I will never get through them all : – (

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      That’s how it is out here on the fringes of the internet.

      It’s so unpopular because it’s so darned crowded…!

      • Missionary Kid

        *Laugh*

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          out loud perhaps?

          • Missionary Kid

            Yup.

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Operation KR update

    Your report was successfully transmitted to and received by the
    Reports Officer Religious Technology Center.

    Submitted a report

    https://twitter.com/ryanhogarth previous leader of church “Squirrelling” offering communications courses.

    • Gregory Nietsky

      One good thing about this piece of work it seems that he has left his position and the “Idle morgue” with no ability too “make clears” they have no way to make clears but they want to offer OT at the AO [that has no staff] pass me some popcorn please

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    I might take this opportunity to remind all of my loyal Bunkerites that there’s an Amazon.com link at the top left of the articles. Please use this to make any purchases as a minuscule amount goes to the Bunker Fund. I myself, forgot last week. What a douche. I am fully prepared for my sec check.

    EDIT: For the newbs, you can also make a donation at any time by following the DONATE button up top.

  • richelieu jr

    I love how the price listed int he CraigsList ad is 15 bucks cheaper than what you’re told on the phone. By the time you get to the Org you’ll probably have to take out a loan…

    • Gregory Nietsky

      Dont delay pay now its your future …. delaying hurts your wallet

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Im getting me some of these printed up

  • richelieu jr

    What exactly is The Matrix ‘move’ anyway? Is it where you jump to the edge of a building and go ‘Whoa.”?

    Or do you have to run up walls? That would indeed touch me in strange way. Like with the floor suddenly touching my face.

    • Poison Ivy

      You’re cracking me up tonight, Cardinal! Maybe I’m just punchy.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        No, he’s funny.

  • richelieu jr

    “Be there on Saturday September 21st at the FUTURE Valley Org.”

    Isn’t this impossible? How do you show up on time for a future event? Come late?

  • Doug Parent

    “SP’s can’t duplicate” Thats handy way of reducing a person into an evil significance (label) and then adopting a generality about them. Putting a datum where a being should be. Thats the modus operandi of a cult.

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Im taking a dive keep up the good work weeding out these ads ill be baaaakk

  • richelieu jr

    As for the ‘removing the maybes’ poster, what is it with Sciloons and runaway punctuation? First it was semi colons (or as we call them in French, ‘period commas’(‘Point Virgule’)) overrunning and dissipating the words of L;R;H; himself; Now it’s a donnybrook of Question marks (or ‘Interrogation Periods’ in French)… Maybe they should jsut stay the hell awy from word processors in the first place?

    I mean who knows who’s getting hurt worse, the Scilons or the people who read their drivel..?

    Wait, I take that back… who DOESN’T know… Besides the all the poor evils searching for crumbs of wisdom in the emptiness of ol’ Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard?

    Hey look, I found one!

    Nope, that’s not nugget of wisdom but a nugget of chicken left over from a Happy Meal that lost it’s smirk somewhere around 1952… There is a fry wedged somewhere down between the seat and the back, though.. I’m pretty sure I saw Tommy drop it whilst he was ducking blows from Davey M who was infuriated over losing the LAyorhood of McDonaldland to that Cocksucker Mayor McCheese for the 32nd time…

    • Poison Ivy

      I couldn’t help but think of “Maebe” from “Arrested Development”

      • richelieu jr

        Marry Me!

        • Poison Ivy

          xo

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      In French Scilonese, Interrogation Periods are called La Sec du Check.

  • Poison Ivy

    GREAT links today, Tony.

    I don’t have time to read everyone’s wonderful comments tonight but I’m sure in there are many who, like me, are totally CREEPED OUT and angered by the Craigslist “Call of Duty”.

    As someone who’s suffered depression, been through a divorce, and generally been down and out during some dark days in my life, it absolutely enrages me that people in these genuinely vulnerable states are being duped and preyed upon by CO$ the Evil Empire.

    It’s outrageous, it’s disgusting, and it’s plain wrong.

    I’m happy about the WWP project of flagging these ads…I wish Craigslist had a better filter against cult recruitment. Sending people who may have genuine mental illness to unqualified bottom-feeding zombie mind control masters – it should be criminal. It really should.

    Fucking vultures.

    In exactly the same vein: “Scientology is about HELPING OTHERS. It is about getting yourself up to higher states of awareness, survival and beingness so you can help OTHERS get to HIGHER states.”

    No. Let’s be clear here. Scientology is about an organization that makes you THINK you are helping others, when in reality, you are only a useful and replaceable tool, sucking in more PAYING CUSTOMERS for the sick, greedy bastards at the top of the pyramid. Which, right now, is one man, David Miscavige.

    And about that Valley hundred dollar pledge drive – why should there be a $5000 prize? Why not just put the $5000 toward the org and let the parishioners have a damn night off?

    Hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did! xo PI

    • Sherbet

      Very well said, PI.

    • WhereIsSHE

      Craigslist is not the only place where vultures of all kinds can go to find their prey.
      I was waiting for a new tennis racquet to be strung just this past week, and opted to wait in the coffee shop upstairs in the shopping pavillion.
      They had no newspapers or anything else available to read, so I picked up one of the free “magazines”, thin, but stocked to the hilt,at the front entrance.
      EVERY PAGE is an ad for one or another SELF-HELP GROUP (with very cult-ish come-ons).. or “HEALERS” (Chiropractic and “New Age” alike).

      I mean…
      EVERY PAGE is just another big AD (or a combination of ads) targeting people who are feeling DOWN for one reason or another.
      Every one of these places is about duping people who are feeling down into buying FAKE PROMISES.

      I will have to see if I saved it so I can quote some of these ads here, but trust me when I tell you that when the CoS no longer exists, there will be a line of other vultures waiting to pick on dead flesh.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        What racquet did you get?

        • Jo

          Your funny.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Just trying for a little humor to calm down WSI. It’s too late to be that mad.

        • WhereIsSHE

          Wilson BLX Juice.
          LOVE it=)

      • Poison Ivy

        Beautiful, WIS.

    • Eclipse-girl

      PI, so many of us, Never Ins, have been through different hardships. I am grateful that I wasn’t preyed upon. We now do our best to make sure other vulnerable people are not preyed upon either.

  • Steven

    Hi everyone…sorry to seem like an “obsessive stalker” today but we have initiated “Operation Craigslist” where we are going through and flagging as many Scientology ads on Craigslist in as many cities as we can find. The posts are way down on the page so if anyone would like to be involved, please scroll down and find them or post new ones here. We are posting all of the links from Craigslist and flagging them. So if you find Scientology ads, please flag them and post them here. It takes 4 flags to have them removed so we are trying to keep up. I will also be emailing Craigslist tomorrow to let them know what is going on.

    Thank you everyone.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Just coming in here… Watching the Emmy broadcast… Checking on the Bunker…

      Please update what we need to do. OR… could we get Tony to create some sort of primer and stash it somewhere easy to access?

      Thanks!

    • patriotchick
      • Moorwalker

        *click*

        • Lark Smith

          +1

          • philosofa

            + 1 more.

      • noseinabk

        If four flags work to mark it as spam this should be gone as I did this one this AM.

    • Moorwalker
      • Steven

        Flagged! Thank you!

      • SopranoAscends
        • Moorwalker

          Thanks, Soprano! A few non-Scientology adverts came up on that listing, so I fine-tuned it a little by doing the search using the org’s phone number and got this — this is a hefty list, but what’s a few (dozen) clicks among friends? :-)

          http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/ccc?query=800-801-3944&zoomToPosting=

          • Lark Smith

            +1 Darcy and Dana won’t be pleased

            • Moorwalker

              Darcy and Dana will be passing that hat along to Molly by the end of the week.

            • Moorwalker

              Oops, I see that Molly and Linda were dragged into the act. The more, the merrier.

          • SopranoAscends

            Moor! I love you! Thanks so much. I never considered this more intelligent (and efficient) search method.

            • Moorwalker

              Soprano, you’re the one who had the courage and click-finger fortitude to tackle one of the biggest listings in the States! I just have lazy efficiency tech ;-)

            • SopranoAscends

              Ah, Moor. I am half altruistic, and half procrastinator. I have a lot of music to memorize, and it’s easy to spend 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there. ;-)

            • Moorwalker

              It’s just possible that we’re twin sisters separated at birth. Also, cellist here :-)

            • SopranoAscends

              That must be it! Prepping Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben, Barber’s Knoxville’Summer of 1915, & Three Scottish Lullabys (in dialect) for a Nov. concert. Then Strauss “Vier letzte Lieder” in the New Year. I’m having a battle with German personal pronouns: scrambled eggs in m’brain.

          • philosofa

            Great idea.Thanks for posting that list. I flagged them in the early hours of this a.m. Great anti-insomnia activity.

            Some inadvertent truth-telling on this one. Spot the mistake – Freudian slip, anyone?

            http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/grp/4070772939.html

            • Moorwalker

              “Lie can be hard sometimes and it would be nice to have some people who will help you.”

              Oh, Dana, Dana, you’re about to get a typing-fingers sec check.

            • Poison Ivy

              Moor, I noticed these too – the “Know who to trust” classes!
              God, the irony….

            • philosofa

              I lolled when I saw that one (well, very quietly actually – don’t want to wake the dogs and Mr filo/philo).

          • Poison Ivy

            Just spent the last 45 min before bed “clicking.” The ads horrify me. Of course, the CO$ ones are so easy to spot. Look for the poor grammar, the misspellings, the overuse of exclamation points, key words like “handle” and “Twin”, and the sweeping statements “we have the solution”; “your marriage is at stake”; “this course handles everything” blah blah blah. Potential victims need to know what to look for.

            That “SP’s can’t duplicate” comment pissed me off. (Scientology is really pissing me off today for some reason – and I’m in a great mood.) The fact that these ads target people with depression, going through divorce – target PARENTS OF TWEENS AND TEENS!!!! (Sea Org cannon fodder, anyone?) – and even target people who have a SICK LOVED ONE – Just WOW. Horrifying, unforgivable.

            Anyway, I’m happy that I can’t “duplicate” – means that I’m no zombie clone, thank you! But it would be nice to organize a Craig’s list patrol. If you only need 4 clicks to get an ad banned, why ask dozens of people to click “spam” on one ad? Better to assign 4 people, and then rotate to 4 new people for the next, and 4 new to the next, etc. Everyone gets their chance to click the “spam” button and prove the TR3′s of SP’s and Degraded Wogs – but it’s done in an orderly manner. Anyone have any thoughts about how to set up such a system? (I’m about brain dead this time of night.)

            Good work, all. Stop these people from hurting the hurt and wounded, and ruining more lives and families.

          • noseinabk

            Saved. Only got half done.

      • Rita Gregory

        Chicago and Milwaukee clicked.

      • noseinabk

        Done.

    • Poison Ivy

      Done and done and done!

  • Observer

    Here you go, Rita! I couldn’t find a pic of Leah that would work, but I think this does.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Oh dear, I hope her parachute is heavy duty.

      • Rita Gregory

        Parachute!? Parachute!? She don’t need no stinking parachute!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Yeah, not sure what happened there. I was overcome with generosity for a moment.

      • Captain Howdy

        That’s what the tent’s for.

        • Rita Gregory

          Snickersnort!

    • Rita Gregory

      Thanks so much Observer! That is excellent and I love the truth fan!

    • stillgrace

      Great Shoop! Thanks for all the laughs and entertainment you provide here!

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    • aurora50

      I am thinking that Observer might just be in this category: https://entries.webbyawards.com/categories

      Suspect some of you know way more about this than I do. Can only say, as a new-comer and never-in, that the images he/she creates are enlightening and enduring.

      (…and am still not at all sure what being labeled a peace-theta means; perhaps someone can help me out with that?)

    • media_lush

      FYI others who share the same day

    • Poison Ivy

      Happy happy birthday, Observer! You’ve given me many smiles and much coffee dribbling down my chin!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I echo the happy birthday and I love this!

  • Cat Daddy
    • AsthmaticDwarf

      Hey, you! Get off-a my cloud!!

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Hey Sug! You back from vaca yet? Get a sunburn?

  • GSioux

    Just spent at least 20 minutes flagging a zillion Sci ads on Craig’s List – and saw a “thank you for flagging” each time. However the ads continue appearing. Advice?

    • Robert Eckert

      They think SP’s don’t have the persistence they do. Show them otherwise.

      http://putdownthedonut.com/images/uploads/keep-on-truckin-button(1).jpg

      • GSioux

        Thanks for the encouragement – just saw another post advising to post a counter ad since Scientology’s ads just reappear.

        • Rita Gregory

          Someone said it takes 4 flags to get them down, probably from different IP addresses.

        • SopranoAscends

          Do we have a counter ad example? The Bunker stacks up like a high-rise, so it’s hard to stop at every floor and explore. Sorry for redundancy and repetition.

          • GSioux

            Some say place a counter ad (no example given), some say flag a CL ad 4 times and it will go away. Oh well! Expert is right – ‘keep on truckin’”.

            • SopranoAscends

              Someone posted that the flags can be once per day per ISP. So at work, coffee house, library, schul…

    • SopranoAscends

      Someone posted earlier that after 4 hits, they are gone. I found I was able to click onto listings I flagged, and was able to flag again. So I am not sure. Not able to RTFM right now. Helpers? Advice?

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        Thanks for clarifying about the 4 hits. I flagged about 20 but they were still there. We need to be diligent and I guess it should be on my to-do list every day…

        • noseinabk

          If we can do a list by links this could go faster. Split east coast and west, central. I would be willing to compile an upper east coast list.

          • madram

            It would be a lot easier to split up areas. I think a lot more would be accomplished. I too would probably go for the upper east coast, but am flexible.

        • SopranoAscends

          Here is a link to CL. There is a “contact us” form (link at the bottom), and it let me run on, so there is room to spell out the problem.

          Who should I notify about fraud or scam attempts?
          U.S. Federal
          Internet Fraud Complaint Center
          If you suspect that a craigslist post may be part of a scam, please send us the details

      • madram

        They will disappear after a certain number of hits from different IP addresses. You flagging 4 times only counts as 1 time within a 24 hour period.

        • SopranoAscends

          Learning, learning. Thx. I wonder if using some free proxy servers would work.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I did some, and ran across one that had been removed as Spam. So it’s working.

      • noseinabk

        I did Philly and DC. Did a search by phone #. Will keep on them but it was too easy since the ads do say COS.

  • SopranoAscends

    Okee. Close to 200 Craig’sList/ San Francisco COS spam alone under community>groups listed. We’ve flagged maybe 1/3 thus far. But the CL/ Bay Area is crammed with these ads. Anyone with spare copious time, please take up East Bay, North Bay, Peninsula (Silicon Valley) and South Bay.
    Peace.

    • Jo

      So tired, will do 15 more mins, then I’m passing out, night folks.

    • Rita Gregory

      Working on San Fransisco.

      • Rita Gregory

        And done!

    • VickiStubing

      Kareem in Chico is a busy guy.

  • F_Randy_Hullabaloo

    The FAIL Call

    http://i.imgur.com/5vD7pSq.jpg

    Graphic: Humbly tendered as a gift to man

  • Zer0

    As a never in, I have liked the quality of work Mike Rinder has produced to bring down the cult.

    Check out this cool exchange he permitted on his blog from today:

    Alanzo says:
    September 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    After more than 60 years of “production” from the tech, it is no longer possible to hide, distract from, or prestidigitate the customer’s attention away from the fact that Scientology technology does NOT
    produce Clears or OTs, as defined by L Ron Hubbard. It is also no longer possible to hide or lie about the fact that it has never produced them. This is the reason for the contraction of the Church of Scientology.
    Scientology is a spiritual deception.
    The gig is up.
    That is all.
    Alanzo

    Sindy Sloan Fagen says:
    September 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    There ya go stripping it down to the bare facts again. Thanks for always moving the debris off the road my friend.

    Dani Lemberger says:
    September 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    Alanzo,
    1. Who are you?
    2. How do you know what Scientology produces?
    My experience is, Scientology delivers just fine and you’ve never had any good auditing. This we can easily rectify if you come to Haifa.
    And Mike, do you really have to publish such stuff? Well, I guess “Freedom of Speech” does have its cost.

    Mike Rinder says:
    September 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    Dani — Allan has been around forever and likes to make provocative
    comments on blogs. He has been banned from a number of them. He is a
    bit of the spice of life.

    • noseinabk

      Go Alonzo. Always did like his posts.

      • Zer0

        Me too! Does he post here as much as he used to?

        • noseinabk

          Nope. Only once in the past months. He is still watching at least.

          • Zer0

            He has a lot of experience with the “tech,” can’t remember if he was FZ, indie, or ex, but his follow up posts are worth reading

            • Robert Eckert

              Sounds like he is very very Ex by now. I miss him: he used to be a regular, but the onetime drop-in during the courtapalooza did not, alas, signal his return.

            • q-bird

              When John Sweeny’s book came out I saved this posting by Alanzo. He expresses himself beautifully:

              I was a dedicated Scientologist for 16 years. I
              got out 12 years ago, once I’d had enough experience and information to realize
              that I was lied to, each of my spiritual vulnerabilities used against me, and
              was exploited for everything of value that I had willingly given in service to
              a Cause that never existed.

              When I first began reading John Sweeney’s book “The Church of Fear”,
              I laughed out loud at the hilarity of his searing satirical portrait of
              bumbling brainwashed fanatics, completely unconnected to anything real. I
              cheered and vengefully pumped my fist at the thought that a mainstream
              journalist, with such reach as Sweeney, had experienced Scientology’s
              brainwashing techniques first hand, and was intent on poking this particular
              crocodile in the eye.

              But then I read this, an internal email that Sweeney’s assigned Scientology
              inquisitor had written to his master, David Miscavige:

              “So I’m focused on getting the job done and not having it be a flap and
              fixing my treasonous caving in and my total betrayal of setting up COB
              [Miscavige] yesterday. I caused it so I have to fix it. I have no right to
              criticize Mike or bitch about being where I am with him. It’s up to me to be
              responsible for both of us and not only handle myself but Mike as well, ML
              Tommy”

              I know this language. It is one that I spoke as a Scientologist for too long.
              Reading this brought back my own self-debasement which resulted from years of
              being viciously debased by my own Scientology seniors. All of a sudden none of
              this was funny anymore. I stopped reading, and only by forcing myself to
              continue, could I get through the book.

              What started out as a triumphant validation of my own battle for justice,
              turned into a painful realization of my own deep wounds.

              Scientology deserves all the ridicule and derisive satire that can be heaped
              upon it. But Scientology is not funny. It ruins people utterly. It takes a
              person’s highest hopes and ideals, and his most divine impulses, and it
              exploits these, and uses them against him, until all the life has been sucked
              out of him. And then it gives him his own gun, to insert into the roof of his
              own mouth, to pull the trigger.

              John Sweeney’s book is brilliant. Every time he calls them a cult, he proves
              it. Every time he says that they brainwash people, he proves it. He exposes
              every lie they told him – for everyone to see.

              But if no law enforcement official reads this book and acts, if all other
              global media pros read this book and continue to hide behind their corporate
              lawyers, then Scientology will continue, and more people will be harmed. And
              more people will die.

              Thank you, John Sweeney, for this book. Words cannot express the depth of
              gratitude that I have for what you have done.

            • Zer0

              Powerful. Thank you for posting that.

            • q-bird

              yes – good – I miss Alanzo’s posts – that was only one that impressed me. I did not know he let his own blog go. He writes very well. He speaks truthfully.

            • noseinabk

              THANK YOU Q-bird.

            • Narapoid

              “It takes a person’s highest hopes and ideals, and his most divine impulses, and it
              exploits these, and uses them against him, until all the life has been sucked
              out of him.”

              Bless you Alanzo. Thank you for the post Q. Save the pilgrims, burn the cult.

            • Poison Ivy

              Thanks for saving and posting, Q-Bird.

            • aquaclara

              Oh, I miss Alanzo, too. This is a remarkable post, and I hope John Sweeney had a chance to see it as well. Thank you, q-bird!

            • noseinabk

              Maybe indie and then ex. Definitely not drinking the Kool-aid. I am just a little shocked at Rinders response as it sounds like Marty.

            • Poison Ivy

              I think Mike is basically saying, Alanzo’s provocative comments are acceptable. I admire Mike for this. I know Mike is still a true believer (and Hubbard fan!) which will never cease to baffle me…but each to his own. The fact that he allows strong opinions from exes who are NOT indies makes me believe even more that his aim is true and his motives sincere.

            • Zer0

              Exactly. He’s doing the right thing, despite his residual beliefs in LRH.

            • noseinabk

              I just wanted it to be clear to any newbies that Alanzo is not some a troublemaker who is banned from multiple sites. I do however feel that it is a bit disingenuous of MR to answer the way he did.

            • Poison Ivy

              True, but that is probably what Alanzo seems like through Mike’s eyes. The nice thing is, Mike allowed the disagreement. That alone actually flies in the face of Scientology doctrine – and some of LRH’s later pronouncements (Mike, don’t you see the contradiction here? If you’re practicing LRH-pure Scientology, you’re not supposed to allow disagreement! The freedom of expression that you clearly support is in contradiction to what the founder of your belief system taught!). But to my mind, as long as indies allow free thought and open disagreement in their new version of the “religion”, then they can’t harm people the way the current brand of CO$ is harming them. So what is wrong with them them believing and practicing whatever makes them feel a little better about this life that we live…as long as they aren’t hurting others (and hopefully, themselves)?

            • noseinabk

              Yes PI I agree in part. Just got me a little disgruntled for a bit. :-)

            • Missionary Kid

              Ultimately, because there’s no consequence for diverging from LRH’s dogma (disconnection, etc.) Indies will start to think for themselves and their opinions will diverge. With that divergence, each Indy will take their own path, and the movement will eventually splinter, IMO.

              Because of that splintering and the lack of unifying force (and in the case of Co$ it is a brutal one) any Indy movement is bound to eventually go away. People start to discover other sources of knowledge and other ways to look at things. Entheta is no longer to be attacked, but at least to be examined. Marty is already making small steps, IMO.

            • Zer0

              Yes. This is why I am harsh on people that attack indies. R&R are the best weapon we have.

            • Missionary Kid

              I take it you mean Rathbun and Rinder.

              I believe that the Indies are misguided, but they are not using force to keep people in their orbit, and they provide a very useful place for those fleeing the cult.

              Because of their actions while in, and the lack of “mea culpas” from Mike and Marty, I have somewhat a jaundiced view of them, but they have experienced the wrath of Co$ upon leaving, and they are also providing ammunition for the destruction of the cult, and the fact that their personal knowledge of DM provides a psychological portrait of him and knowlege of his activities that are invaluable in pitting DM against himself and making him pay for his crimes.

            • Zer0

              The indies are indeed misguided. But we have to be pragmatic. A world without the malignant corporate cult is worth it.

            • Missionary Kid

              The Indies are not being mendacious, like the cult is. They are not forcing anyone to degrade themselves by kowtowing to a fake god, LRH, or forcing people to stay in.

            • Poison Ivy

              Don’t forget, though, that Marty and Mike are instrumental in a number of these signifcant lawsuits. They’re doing their own penance, their way. And we don’t know what private mea culpas they may have shared with others.

            • Missionary Kid

              Good points. The other thing is that they apparently drive DM nuts because they are no longer under his control.

            • Zer0

              Hmmm, interesting. Tough call, I’m going to give Rinder the win because freedom of speech is the solution.

            • Zer0

              Well, it may be just a true statement, if A was blocked at some sites. But the end result was respectable.

          • Poison Ivy

            I miss Alanzo. I love what he has to say. And when you read his blog, you’ll see he DOES know whereof he speaks.

            • noseinabk

              He deleted his blog as far as I know. I think being less involved can be a good thing for some ex scientology members and do not begrudge them the less frequent involvement in the anti COS blogs.

            • q-bird

              yes yes – he knows what he is talking about; he’s an ex-scientologist who is very articulate.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            I always liked his posts too, but he admittedly had been banned in the past from ESMB, Martys, etc,.
            He used to joke about it.

    • Narapoid

      Mike is coming up on my esteem list. I may not feel comfortable with what he did while he was in (He may not either), but he is growing as a human being and doing the job needed now. Rock on Rinder!

  • Lark Smith

    Have to work tomorrow good night Bunker. Have fun!

    • Moorwalker

      Goodnight, Lark — good work on the craigslist clicking!

      • Lark Smith

        Thanks you too.

  • madram

    Hi All, I am a never-in recent lurker since Leah. I’m fascinated and horrified by Sci. but didn’t think I had much to add or help. But now this CL effort is something I can really get behind. In terms of confusion as to how flagging works. An ad has to be flagged 4 times by different IP addresses. Until these happen the ads will stay up. Flagging the same ad from your same IP address in the same day is pointless. Flag, move on, and get it again tomorrow if need be. When searching, remember to check the whole area, not specific neighborhoods and check in both All Events and All Community. I even saw the Boston Org had an ad selling books under For Sale. Search under phone numbers and also addresses depending on the local. Also, please help with NYC (Midtown West). There are so many ads it’s demoralizing. Thank you for being such a welcoming bunch.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Welcome Madram

      The Bunker is a friendly place. Thank you for helping in the CL operation. I would suggest that you do as many cities as you can. There are several of us trying to do as many cities as possible.

      Throw up a link, others will help.

      TY for helping, and your presences as is the presence of all new comers is welcome.

      • madram
        • noseinabk

          WOW! I saved this link so I can work through it. Thanks.

        • Steven

          flagged and flagged and flagged!!! ooooh, let’s do this!!!!!

        • Moorwalker

          Done and then some.

      • madram

        Thank you. I have gotten to Boston, NYC, Albuquerque, Philly and will keep on. I like flagging all the ones in any given city but Boston and NYC were extensive. I’m an insomniac with more than a touch of ADD so I pop around to a lot of places. :)

        • philosofa

          Me too, madram! Insomnia is a gift from Xenu when it comes to late-night/early morning co$ cyber-combat here on The Bunker.

    • Moorwalker

      Hi, madram! The CL operation is good, clean fun, it is. And thanks for the information. I’ll jump into NYC now.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Welcome! Great to have you here!

      This is like a cyber-quilting bee. A group of friends, a nice place to chat, and something useful accomplished at the end of the day.

      • Missionary Kid

        “cyber-quilting bee” *Chuckle*

    • Moorwalker

      How ironic is this one?

      “Looking to clean up the past with your family? (Midtown West)

      Have a lot of heartbreak and loss in the family?

      Do you feel like the family unit has drifted apart over time?

      We have classes to help you!

      We specialize in putting families back together again and finding the real reason why your family has drifted apart.”

      *click*

      • madram

        I also had a snort at all the mentions of being a non-profit.

        • Missionary Kid

          Technically, it is. It’s just that they are charged licensing fees that pull the money out.

    • Zer0

      Wow! Such a great and useful post!

      Thanks, madram– I hope we see a lot more of you!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Thank you! So does it count if you flag the second day from the same IP address? If so, it would take 4 days to remove it, and 48 hours for it to pop back up… A bit like “whack-a-mole.” Almost better to have 4 vols for each area. I had just been looking in “classes” and flagging as spam. Almost all the classes are the cult – it seems they list about 10- 15 for each of their orgs, for the few I saw. I was trying to figure out about flagging as “spam” and looked at the Craigslist rules. We can flag as “prohibited” if the same ad is in two places (for example selling the same item under events and classes.) So that feels stronger than spam, if it applies. But even just within “classes” we almost need a spreadsheet to make sure we have 4 people assigned to each location to make sure they get 4 flags. My random attempts won’t help unless 3 others flag the same classes. Also… should we go for the system and check with Craiglslist about the whole plan. I wish I could volunteer to do either of these but instead I am wondering what others think and if someone has time.

      • madram

        To make searching much easier look for the Search Craigslist area to the left hand mid to upper part of the page. Enter Scientology first. Under that little option it will say “For Sale/Wanted” Click the down arrow next to those words and a bunch will come up like Community and Events. Then search first for Community, and after flagging there go back and search under Events. Then try with other search criteria like the last four digits of a phone number plus a name, or the address, etc.

        • And I don’t rent cars!

          Those are the instructions I was trying to find in today’s comment pile up for the folk’s that are flagging. Phew. What a relief an expert has arrived on the scene!

        • Steven

          Thank you!

      • Krista

        Yes, we do need a more coordinated effort. I can hit Sacramento twice a day from two different IP addresses (work and home computer), so I will need two more volunteers for that area.

        • Gregory Nietsky

          Check your ip it may change on reconnect possibly only after a period where for a day the IP is allocated to you if you disconnect and reconnect with in ie 15min all providers are different but usually you will be allocated a different IP every day or two.

          man i long for the day IPv6 is more wide spread …. every connection will be allocated 65535 blocks of 4billion addresses should be enough :P

          • Krista

            Not sure I understand completely, but my work is using a different network than I do at home, so I will be flagging from 2 different IP addresses.

            • Gregory Nietsky

              Yes work and home are 2.

            • SopranoAscends

              And the coffee place around the corner. Public library. Has anyone used free IP proxys for this?

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      Hi madram,
      Just popped in to say Hello and Welcome to you, too! And to say thank you as well for coming in, rolling up your sleeves and getting right to work!!!! Wow, must people just crack open the door to the Bunker and say, “Hi, I’m so-and-so. I’ve been….” and then quietly leave.
      The Flag Folks on the Operation Clear Craiglist, or some other code-like name, on the night shift will be especially overjoyed to see you. Wait ’til the morning shift hears you’re on board as well! Thnx.

    • Kat Konces

      Okay, while enjoying NPH/Emmy’s, I found ads (and flagged all of ‘em) in the following cities:

      Albuquerque
      Austin
      Baton Rouge
      Boston
      Boulder
      Chico
      Cleveland
      Dallas
      Denver
      Hawaii (general)
      Houston
      Inland Valley (CA)
      Kansas City
      Las Vegas
      Los Angeles
      Manhattan (NY)
      Minneapolis
      Orange County
      Philadelphia
      Portland
      Sacramento
      Salt Lake City
      San Diego
      San Francisco (surrounding areas included)
      Seattle
      Tampa Bay
      Ventura
      Worcester (Mass)

      That’s about all I was able to find. Just google craigslist+city, go to classes AND groups. They are really easy to find (and REALLY repetitive–go figure!) Look at the “class” examples in the article above–that pretty much covers it. If you are not sure, compare phone numbers/names. Buena suerta!

      • Zer0

        Wow, thanks for all the flagging work! Awesome!

      • Narapoid

        Wow, welcome to the party! So it is a bit late and not as many can catch up to put the 4 flags on (I think) so if you can possibly repost this tomorrow, the day shift can make your plan plan happen.

        Welcome again Kat!

        • Kat Konces

          Thanks! Been lurking for a while. Do I repost on this thread or????

          • Narapoid

            I’m a new guy too, but I would think start a new comment line on tomorrows post. :)

            • philosofa

              Hi Narapoid and Kat! Welcome! *waves*

      • easily_amused

        is that Chico California?

      • aquaclara

        That was terrific! Huge welcome and cheers!

  • Guest

    The order (5 years ago) to combine the Dallas Org with the Dallas Celebrity Centre had to (obviously) come from one man. You guess who. Sure sounds like doing business in Texas!!!

    Tell it to the court, Davey!

  • Moorwalker

    Regarding Operation Craigslist: expect them to start changing things up on us fairly quickly (phone numbers written as (800) 801-3944 or 800.801.3944, for example, instead of 800-801-3944) — what I’ve noticed is that if I just use the last four digits of the phone number, that’s reliably bringing up the relevant listings. Of course they’ll write up a new CL hat instruction to leave random spaces in the phone numbers, but let’s ferret them out daily in spite of their best intention(s).

    • Eclipse-girl

      TY for your hard work.

    • Steven

      You’re awesome!

      • Moorwalker

        Steven, you’re the awesome one — you got the frenzy going! I just hopped on the spamwagon.

        • Steven

          awww, thanks! But you’re running with it woman!!! Thank you! Thank you! “OPERATION CRAIGSLIST!!…Let’s do this!!!!

          • Moorwalker

            I’m so in. I needed an outlet that would allow me to get revenge for all the downstat Thursdays I’ve endured in years past, anyway.

            • q-bird

              Moorwalker – you were a scientologist?

            • Moorwalker

              Yes, in the 1970s and 1980s. Then I came to my senses.

            • q-bird

              I am SOooo pleased & glad for you dear heart!!! GOOD on you!
              Yeah yeah – fuck that Thursday at 2 shit!

            • Moorwalker

              Thanks, q-bird. It hasn’t been super-easy — I still have family in (the only member of my close family still alive, in fact), and friends. I tried a soft exit initially, but ended up being declared after a few years, which has meant very little contact except with several still-good friends on the inside. But it had to be done.

            • philosofa

              Brave and smart to exit the co$. Good for you, Moor. xxx

            • i-Betty

              I’m so sad about your close family member, Moor :( You seem so positive and happy, despite all they have done to you. And I bet this drives fear into CoS’s heart, generally:

              “…which has meant very little contact except with several still-good friends on the inside.”

              I’m so glad you’re here with us at the Bunker. We can use somebody with your amazing enthusiasm :)

            • Toni m

              Good you are out.

            • aquaclara

              So glad you’re out….and love what you did today! It’s a shame that the cult takes a toll on even the hardiest of people. Good luck with your family member. I hope they make it out one day soon.

          • i-Betty

            Now you’ve ‘come out’ up above and mentioned you’re a woman, I can really tell by the way you write :)

            Love that you’ve come out! Up your’s CoS! :D

    • Illinoisian

      It also works to type into Google the word, craigslist, followed by the section of the text of the listing enclosed in quotation marks e.g.

      craigslist “cost for the whole thing”

      craigslist “carry tension in your”
      craigslist ” truthseeker at heart”
      craigslist “possess untapped potentials”

      I got, on a single page of results, listings in several cities. (San Francisco, Phila., Honolulu, Albuquerque, Chico, Denver, Boston, Sacramento, Orange County)

      • Moorwalker

        Brilliant!

    • Freethinker

      I just spent two hours flagging the slimey, misleading $cientology cult spam on CL. It feels great to be doing something positive!

    • Krista

      I don’t search, I just go down the list and it’s easy to pick out the Scientology ads. I then click on it, check the phone number and hit spam. So they won’t get away from me! I concentrate on Sacramento, I’ll do it in the morning from my work computer and in the evening from my home comouter, so I get 2 flags in a day per post. Anyone else care to tackle Sacramento with me?

  • And I don’t rent cars!

    Reposting this link that folks working on ‘ClearCraigslist” project today used for guidance. It links to WWP’s 2009 Craigslist project:

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/project-clearcraig.45949/

    Here’s the WWP 2012 Clear Craig link posted by Tony O. above:

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/co-ads-on-craigslist.104505/#post-2164584

    Steven, Sunny Sands, Nevermore, Sydjazz, Douglas D. Douglas (and many more I can’t remember) all worked on this project today. I’ve spent hour going through the earlier comments to find the instructions they’ve posted throughout the day but this old laptop can’t handle having today’s comment pile up all open at same time. Damn. And sorry I can’t be of more help.

  • noseinabk

    Before I get to bed I just gotta say.. a teeny tiny little part of me realizes that some scion’s could be down stat this Thurs. because of us.
    But I can live with that.

    • Missionary Kid

      *Chucklesnort* pause, *Chucklesnort*
      I can live with it, too.

      • Jo

        I was thinking that too, feel bad.

        • Missionary Kid

          I feel bad that someone is not going to do well, but I feel good that with all the efforts that someone won’t be sucked in by the cult posing as something else.

          • Jo

            That’s true, your right. I’m tired, just thinking the folk at bottom will get punished the most. Was watching this last night/this morning http://youtu.be/zgyhZ9DPnok

    • Zer0

      If they had been honest, and remained a business, instead of deciding to become a religion, then they might have some legal recourse…. tough shit, Scientology!

  • AsthmaticDwarf

    The Three Stooges (picture courtesy of FunnyBroad)

  • Steven

    From “Madram’s” post…I hope you don’t mind that I cut and pasted your post…but it’s very informative…

    To make searching much easier look for the Search Craigslist area to the left hand mid to upper part
    of the page. Enter Scientology first. Under that little option it will say “For Sale/Wanted” Click the down arrow next to those words and a bunch will come up like Community and Events. Then search first for
    Community, and after flagging there go back and search under Events. Then try with other search criteria like the last four digits of a phone number plus a name, or the address, etc.

    It will count if you flag it again after 24 hours. The flagging system is such that one person can’t take out ads in a vendetta. More than one person has to find a post objectionable and it makes the system
    work when used by regular people instead of large, evil cults. :) With lots of us flagging it will work though. I don’t actually know if the magic number is 4, that’s just what I’ve heard here so far.

    • Moorwalker

      Steven, it’s time for bed here, but I’ll be back with potent spam tech tomorrow and we’ll do it all over again. Thanks for this — it’s been wonderfully bizarre and useful fun :-)

      All of you, sleep well when you sleep, and have good days when you awaken. Thanks much for the welcome. And happy birthday again to Observer and Douglas x 3, and KJP, happy birthday to you, as soon as it’s midnight in Portlandia.

      • Steven

        Goodnight Moorwalker…and I’m not really Steven…that’s what I thought I had to do when I was afraid of the “fair game” shit from the cult…now I don’t care. I am a woman so you can call me Andy..I will change my Disqus name tomorrow :) Funny how we think they can affect our lives now when they can’t…..

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s the perceived threat that has all of us thinking there will be repercussions.

          I’m thinking that it’s gonna take a lot more of their resources to track down all the SPs here, and they don’t have enough resources.

          The problem is, though, that if they focus on one individual, they can so some real damage.

        • i-Betty

          Hooray! xxxxx

    • madram

      Here is more info, although from the point of view to stop flaggers, I’m sure they don’t mean US. :) http://voices.yahoo.com/craigslist-flaggers-learn-defeat-them-4578173.html The point is made and a good one, that different areas have different flag thresholds before a posting is taken down. A low use CL area may only take 4 but a high use area like NYC or LA may require up to 30. It’s all a bit of a mystery since that info is not publicized. The good thing is there doesn’t appear to be a point where CL won’t accept flags from your IPs anymore. So those of us who just had at over 500 ads had all those counted.

      • Freethinker

        Thanks for the info. I’m a-gonna keep on flaggin’!

  • Jimmy Threetimes

    Joining in this op late, haven’t caught up on all the comments but I understand the goal. If we need 4 flags from different IP addrs, do we have a list of ads identified and linked so 3 or more can just quickly flag? I’ve already found and flagged several around my area.

    • Robert Eckert

      Just sort of page down the thread and where you see blue it is often links to ads which, if they are still there, could use another knife stuck in them.

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        Thanks I will check any linked to be sure.

        How ridiculous is this craigslist spamming? The closest posts to me (NE Ohio) have several postings from the same scilon on a daily basis, and they range from help with a divorce, depression, anxiety, drug abuse, struggling with past lives, contemplation of the universe and on to just “do you like to read?”

        I understand that the ploy is to appeal to anyone struggling with anything, but my point is that, on a craigslist search the bullshit is so blatant that the title of the posts might as well be “Click Here For Scam.”

        Is anyone falling for this? And if so, shouldn’t we be counter-posting as well as flagging?

        • madram

          Some Are counter posting. I wonder too who else is not noticing that one place says they have the answers to everything but according to the above it does seem to be pulling people in. Right now the push to wipe area CL boards from all Scientology is a big job. After most is gone it will be much easier to zap out newly placed ads.

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            Agreed on that. Flag and clear the current listings is the best course of action.

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        Hey, you! You’re f*cking with my sh*t — Get off-a my cloud !!

  • Robert Eckert

    I snagged the first post to wish a Happy Birthday to Observer, and while this is unlikely to be the last post, it is past midnight in the Pacific zone so it is time to wish a Happy Birthday to KJP!

    My present to you is a couple hours of community service playing Debbie Downer with the Craigslist ads.

  • i-Betty

    Happy birthday KJPinPortland! Hope you’re feeling well enough today to be able to enjoy it :)

    xxx

    I’m heading out for the day, so if KJP doesn’t appear until after the new story goes up today, please would you pass on my bday wishes in the new thread :)

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      If it does not involve a comical mix-up of information that needs to be corrected ASAP, I will NOT relay your messages!!

      • i-Betty

        Hur hur :P

        Preferably with a bucket of whitewash above a door, an unruly ladder, and a sheet of clear glass being carried across the street! :D

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          Haha. Is that a 3 Stooges’ bit?

          • i-Betty

            Yep! :D

    • philosofa

      Oooh yes! Happy b’day KJP and DDD. Have a wonderful day. xxx

  • Spiderpope

    The Ads advice is rather revealing: Advertise Scientology to the vulnerable (sufferers of depression, anxiety, struggling with relationships) and the gullible (Relgion, spirituality). Although i did chuckle at the script that calls for them to say the Cult is a non-profit organization.

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Of course they bait the gullible with Relgion. If Relgion didn’t exist, there might not even be any gullibility.

  • Markthehungarian

    I can’t understand how anyone can see Scientology as anything other than a business selling shit.

    Where is the philosophy they speak of? Where is the actual counseling? Where is the help they claim to provide?

    All I see is an underhand mafia-like business where the only thing matters is how much money you bring in. Or give.

    It’s fucking crazy.

    • Gregory Nietsky

      that is why they dont last long and need to be “intimidated” with all sorts

    • Graham

      “I can’t understand how anyone can see Scientology as anything other than a business selling shit.”

      Most people do see it for what it is, but like all scam artists they have as big a throughput of potential marks as they can, knowing that if only one in a hundred bites they’ve got a business (Or had until recently!). If you’re feeling depressed and bad about yourself, someone who claims to identify what’s wrong by using what looks like a valid “personality test” (It “must” be because it’s got ‘Oxford’ in the title) and promises to fix it all for you- you maybe aren’t going to listen too closely in your desperation to any small warning signs. Softly softly catchee monkey- they start small so you may not notice you are being sucked in, or dismiss small niggles because you are desperate for the promised rewards.

      “Where is the philosophy they speak of?” Like all cults Hubtard was shameless in stealing bits from main-stream philosophies and then perverting it to his own ends. There is some good stuff in there- or rather stuff which made sense originally but has been extended way beyond its applicability to serve Ella Raich’s ends.

      “Where is the actual counseling?” As with the philosophy, he’s raided the counsellor’s goody-bag. Just being listened to can have powerful therapeutic effect if you are in a really bad place and ready for change. This is why beginner $cio’s report ‘wins’. What they fail to realise is that these wins could be gained by going to any main-stream counsellor. It’s classic cult behaviour, to use main-stream verifiable stuff to draw you in and seduce you into thinking it’s the cult wot done it. Once you’ve swallowed that bait you’ve then been primed to swallow increasingly bizarre stuff that gradually gets divorced from reality as we know it, whilst creating the reality tunnel the guru wants you to be trapped in.

      Don’t think too harshly of those who are ‘in’. They’ve been manipulated by experts at a time when they were vulnerable, either though personal tragedy or a naive desire to make a contribution to society’s progress.

      • L. C. Spencer

        Now that is an outstanding little writeup of the data requested!

      • philosofa

        Very well said, sir.

  • Gregory Nietsky

    Ok me twatter is up again ready to do some ronbot smackdown @gregnietsky if you want to party with me

  • Krew13

    Hey guys. You all ready for another popcorn packed week of fun about the disintegration of the Choke of Scamatology?

    • Gregory Nietsky

      so far so good lulz are slim operation CL has got people motivated and working awesome together

  • Krew13

    Unless I’m mistaken, not a single Scientool won an Emmy last night. Ha ha!

    • Gregory Nietsky

      supah powahz needed now they wilting

      • philosofa

        Wicked Witch of the West …”I’m melting, I’m melting…”

        Stuporpower-less Sciloon…..”I’m wilting, I’m wilting…”

  • Krew13

    Scientools must feel so special, getting emails every single day asking them for money. How wanted and loved they must feel.

  • Cheryl

    Good news re Craigslist ,you can flag the US ones from the UK. Bad news it’s like bailing with a sieve, it’s a full time job but have flagged as many as I can at the moment . Will go back and do more as and when I can. Think I’ve found a new hobby!

    • philosofa

      I spent a little time @ 4.00ish this morning on flagging duty – great activity for an insomniac. It does get rather addictive.

      • Freethinker

        A hearty “well done!” from this wog Yankee. I’ve spent a good amount of time these last two evenings flagging $cientology cult spam on CL in my SF Bay Area and LA also. Your help is much appreciated.

        • philosofa

          My pleasure :D

  • Suiram

    Wow, after reading the post I went to my local Craigslist postings and found 163 Co$ postings in the Community section. I can’t run a script from my work computer, so I’m flagging them manually.

    I found a couple post titles that sounded like typical Co$ self-help crap, noticed that they had the same point of contact and phone number, then Googled the phone number for verification. One of the top five Google results was for a WWP thread for ClearCraig. Then, I was able to search Craigslist by the same phone number and locate all of the posts.

    Clearing the Craig… one post at a time…

  • Chains of Mind

    The Westword article on Landmark is fantastic. Thanks for linking it Tony! I’ve scoured the net for years looking for any information on Werner Erhard’s organizations and never came across this one. It is probably the best article I’ve read yet! Thanks!!

    I participated in the Forum in the pre-Landmark era around ’90-’91, right before Erhard made his escape. The company was called Werner Erhard and Associates, and their main product was “The Forum”, which was still a two weekend format. In fact, at the end of the second weekend, they announced the change to landmark, and told us that The Forum would now be 3 days and cost $300. We had all just paid 600-800 for the experience of wilfully subjecting ourselves to mind control so we too could ‘Get it’. But ‘So What’ said the forum leader. ‘It means nothing.’

  • disqus_8o9HGWO0cw

    I had a great time after reading this post to clear a 120 or so posts. Somebody help me with a script I can run every 48 hours please. :)

    • SopranoAscends

      I copied this format from one of our buddies here. Make sure you have the correct phone number. The squirrel images are a nice touch. http://tinyurl.com/kt8xlrf

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        OH, OH…..this is great.

        • Sydjazz

          Omg have you seen all the craigslist ads they have? Must be around 200.

          • SopranoAscends

            Pain in the ass.Tomorrow I will be somewhere with super speedy net service. Forward, ho!

  • Mickey7

    Tons of ads in my local area Craigslist. Do you flag as ‘spam’ or ‘prohibited?’ I’ve done several of both, because not revealing the origin of the ad is prohibited by Craigslist policy, but there is no place to indicate why you flagged it. Does a spam flag work better?

    • SopranoAscends

      Spam. Limit one per ISP per 24 hr period. You all know how to make use of different ISPs, and 4 hits will get the thing removed.

  • SopranoAscends

    OMG! Our friend “Dana” clearly has some help. The SF Bay Area ads on CL are taking up pages and pages. SF is out of control. Please send in reinforcements. xo

    • Freethinker

      Fear not – I spent an hour and a half this evening flagging “Dana” spam, and more besides. Happy to help!

    • Shannon

      On it, Craigslist really doesn’t have a following where I am so I need to put my energies elsewhere!

    • Moorwalker

      Dana is out of control. I flagged her relentlessly tonight, as well as five other cities. It’s my new hobby.

      • SopranoAscends

        Heh. Dana must have clones. I’m talking the night shift. I just had me some Spader!

    • Nevermore

      I flagged about 200 of her posts in SF last night – I’m beginning to wonder if they have a bot doing their posting!

      • SopranoAscends

        We can write complaints to CL mgnt. On the L side of the index page is a contact. I pasted some of the spam script instructions Tony posted, and explained the situation. Perhaps if one were to include more of that information, citing examples and samples, CL would take notice? I believe their corporate office (about 30 employees) is still based in SF, which makes it more personal. Suggesting a bot or other software may be producing the volume is something else which might catch their attention.Does that make sense?

  • Moorwalker

    Be sure to check in “all events” as well as “community” — I’ve found bunches in there, too.

  • Krista

    I have been posting counter ads in Sacramento, but every now and then CL refuses to let me post until I verify my phone number, so that holds things up a bit. Someone actually emailed me thanking me for my counter ads. I feel like I am actually doing something constructive against Scientology. Now if only CL let me get on with it rather than harassing me for my phone number…

    • peakofelephants

      Just set up a google voice account and give them that number. Worked for me. It will still forward to your regular phone, but they’ll never have your real number, and you can block them later if you want.

      • Gregory Nietsky

        There many VOIP providers i operate one here in south africa so cant help with numbers outside. i am available for input at any time

  • BiigBangBaby

    Make sure to ask them on which course or bridge action will handle the depression and/or anxiety. Because as far as I know, there is no “depression rundown or anxiety rundown”.

    Also, see if they will GUARANTEE results. As in they’ll give back all your money if it doesn’t handle your anxiety and/or depression.

  • peakofelephants

    I spent an hour last night flagging their postings for the SF/Bay Area. Then a better idea occurred to me. Wouldn’t it be more fun to simply “help” them post ads?…

    Here are the original, and then the new ad. Can’t wait for them to start getting calls about it!

    • SopranoAscends

      Excellent!

      • peakofelephants

        Yeah I’m not sure what’s up with that. Maybe there’s a slight delay in posting? I don’t have a lot of experience with CL.

        https://tinyurl.com/mo7zq4j

        https://tinyurl.com/n5e67cl

        https://tinyurl.com/k37k8o6

        • SopranoAscends

          Good stuff. Just changing contact name/number.

          • peakofelephants

            Thanks. You gotta hand it to them, even with getting this down to a system, it’s still a tedious pain. Help is greatly appreciated in spreading the message…

      • peakofelephants

        The possibilities are endless.

        • peakofelephants

          Stress tests, anyone? Probably should have just made this a “touch assist”/pedobear ad.

          • Aslansown

            All of their ads make me angry because they’re preying on people who are experiencing difficulties. I work with veterans so this one really makes me mad, especially as we have so many vets coming back with PTSD: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cls/4019921066.html
            Any way you could do one so that a vet or other trauma survivor wouldn’t get caught up in the scientology one?

            • peakofelephants

              Honestly, that is the ad of theirs that pisses me off the most. I’m a therapist by training and trade, and I’ve worked at the VA, and this was just out-and-out wildly offensive. I’m thinking of how to make a particularly sharp one for that.

            • Aslansown

              Thank you. Having worked at the VA you have much more contact with vets than I (and BTW thank you for everything you’re doing for them). Some of them come back so broken it just makes me cry.

              Plus, I just saw that they mention schizophrenia. THIS makes me livid. You may have seen my prior posts about my sister who has schizophrenia. She was a top student, had great musical talent, etc. etc. Because she has almost never been compliant with medication, she has lived much of her life almost homeless — this disease is so sad. When she’s on her meds she is once again lucid, funny and compassionate. Like I’ve said before, whenever I hear them talk about “treating” schizophrenia without meds I want to show them a video of my sister when she is off meds and on meds and ask them which way they would want someone they love to live. But the more I learn about this “church” the more I realize that wouldn’t make any difference.

            • peakofelephants

              Sorry, it’s late, and I couldn’t do a lot better than this. Here’s shots of the original and the corrected versions.

              http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cls/4089689767.html

    • peakofelephants

      Sometimes having the time afforded by unemployment pays off in unexpected ways.

      • peakofelephants

        This is just too easy.

        • peakofelephants

          Xenu is pissed.

          • peakofelephants

            It just keeps going…

            • peakofelephants

              Anxiety classes, eh?

            • peakofelephants

              Some using their original post titles will hopefully confuse the crap out of them.

            • Funnybroad

              Beyond brilliant! Love this: ‘we don’t believe in taking pills to fix emotional issues, because that would imply we believed in things like “science” and “evidence”‘

          • Funnybroad

            OMG… I cannot stop laughing! patiencingness! fartingnessness! I am so busting a gut!

          • NeverIn

            “Lifenessingness”
            Laughing so hard I have tears…

            • peakofelephants

              Yeah their abuse of the English language drives me nuts, especially when half the words they are creating already work in exactly the way they need them too without adding “ness” or “ing” to them.

            • peakofelephants
            • Aslansown

              Yellingness! I love it!

            • jmh

              I stole your idea… hope you don’t mind.

          • N. Graham

            I just called her about Anger Management. She asked if I had ever been to a psychiatrist and I jumped in and said “That’s a good idea! I’ll start looking for one right now!” And she practically yelled and assured me that would be a bad move. And then I told her that what made me really mad were these people calling about Dianetics and then she said she was with Dianetics, why did I dislike it? And I told her I saw it on South Park and she asked me if I believed everything on South Park and I told her that I did if I Googled it and found an abundance of evidence from good sources in its favor. Then all hell broke loose as I told her about Xenu and body thetans and some good websites that could help ex-Scientologists and body thetans and then she told me she couldn’t help me. Hope she gets curious though.

            • Poison Ivy

              I jumped in and said “That’s a good idea! I’ll start looking for one right now!”

              Oh Graham I’m dying here!

            • peakofelephants

              Best response possible, to be sure

      • peakofelephants

        Negative people?

      • Funnybroad

        SOOOOO FUNNY!!!!

    • SopranoAscends

      In Monkey’s honor, nearly peed my pants.

    • Zer0

      This is so fucking awesome!!! I like the cut of your jib!!! LOL

      • peakofelephants

        Hot off the presses…

        • Zer0

          Does this awesomeness bear repeating in today’s comment section, so people don’t miss it? It’s just too good!!

          • Jo

            Yes, it’s hilarious.

          • SopranoAscends

            Yep. Too much fun. ;-)

        • peakofelephants
          • Aslansown

            That’s such a creepy picture.

          • Narapoid

            OMG! Holy shit….this is absolutely perfect.

            • Poison Ivy

              F’in brilliant, all of you.

          • N. Graham

            You’re glib.

          • jmh

            OMG… Man. These are PERFECT. Horrendously funny. Love it.

        • Funnybroad

          I dunno if I can take any more laughing….

      • SopranoAscends

        How funny that you made the sailing reference when we are finishing up the America’s Cup here. Sorry excuse for a yacht race…those are not yachts, but lightweight cats with mylar sails. Not very sporting. Harurmph.

    • Seannie5

      the ;) after the ‘non profit’ made me laugh so hard! Did you really post these with THEIR numbers?

      • peakofelephants

        Yes. Yes I did.

    • Narapoid

      Magnificent! Refreshing truth in advertising! Served with your special sauce. Thanks

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      OMG! You are so-o brilliant!!!!!
      And with your skills, why would any one as talented as you be unemployed (if true)?
      Thanks for your work and keeping the night shift of “Flaggers” in stitches. You’re the best.
      Thanks for driving by and dropping in.

    • Dee Fogger

      You’ve hit the big time! See your ads at the Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/scientology-vs-anonymous-craigslist-ads-2013-9#ixzz2gUf5POpI

  • SopranoAscends

    My favorite today is the Staring Class in San Jose area. Bravi everyone.

    • Robert Eckert

      I like the one that asks if you are the kind of person that is easily taken advantage of. If so, man is the Church of Scientology looking for you!

      • peakofelephants

        Actually one of their CL ads is called “Know Who You Can Trust” class, and costs $100.

    • Funnybroad

      My fave is the fair game skills with the loving death-embrace!

    • Jo

      I can’t pick a favourite, there all good.

    • peakofelephants
    • peakofelephants
  • Duladeeda

    The Clear Ones must not be the ones trolling for the SPs. The Clear Ones are above issuing knee-jerk aggressive attacks on any perceivable negative opinion regarding the great and powerful COS. These tasks are obviously performed by many minions at the lowest levels who possess much less intelligence, common sense, and wherewithall than do The Clear Ones. These poor unintelligent and uneducated non-clears who spew their venomous vitriol are blindly unaware that such childish tactics merely appear asinine to anyone who possesses an IQ greater than or equal to their body temperature. Certainly The Clear Ones are rock solid in their beliefs and are evolved to the point that it matters not to them what some self-absorbed miscreant might think they know or say about The COS. The belief system is based on tenets which will withstand any naysayers. Hence The Clear Ones see no need to shout Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo–I know you are, but what am I–at each and every perceived slight. Right?

  • Just Dee