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

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

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Sunday Funnies: Roslyn Cohn’s One-Woman Show Set to Skewer Scientology

Roslyn_CohnLos Angeles actress Roslyn Cohn’s sense of timing is impeccable. She’s debuting her one-woman show about Scientology, “diffiCult to Leave,” on November 25 in Los Angeles — right between the dates the church itself has set for events that seem like last-ditch efforts to stave off Scientology’s steady decline.

Scientology has announced to its members that it’s putting on a big product launch and building grand opening on November 15-17, and then its annual International Association of Scientologists gala on November 29-30, with events being held in a giant tent in Clearwater, Florida.

But in LA, Cohn will counter that church self-promotion with a show we’ve been looking forward to ever since a rough-cut version appeared online several months ago.

We asked Roslyn, a veteran stage actress, what folks might expect from her show…

I will educate them on things like the E-Meter, The Ashtray Drill, Security Checking, the Sea Org (though I never was a member of it), how the cracks occurred during my 23 years in the church and the final straw that enabled me to break out. I wish I had time to thank those who helped, especially Astra Woodcraft who counseled me how to leave. I found her via a site online. All is told through narration and songs from musical theatre and some pop. It’s funny but ultimately moving. My story is one of a real person with a real problem who just wanted to be helped, and in the end found that what they promise cannot ever be delivered and you no longer are living life, but reading about it — and can be bankrupted in the end on many levels. My experience is typical of what any Scientologist goes through who is not a privileged celebrity.

The TomKat Project is also playing in LA this month (on Nov 14-17 at iO West theater) for only $15 a ticket. And Roslyn’s show only costs $28, so reserve your seats soon. Details can be found on her flier…

 
Roslyn_Cohn_Flier

 
Speaking of fliers, it’s that time of the week again when we reveal what our tipsters have sent us lately.

We’re hearing from church members that they are being bombarded by messages about “The Basics.” It’s almost like it was 2007 all over again!

It was that year that Scientology leader David Miscavige had L. Ron Hubbard’s essential texts and lectures republished (short a bunch of semicolons), and church employees were then put under incredible pressure to sell them, at about $3,000 a set.

Now, the pressure to “do” the Basics is on again as a prerequisite for Scientology’s big new launches of the Golden Age of Technology II and Super Power. You can’t move forward until you go back and redo the stuff you should have done a long time ago — hey, how’s that for a slogan!

Anyway, we really enjoyed these three pitches for the Basics that promise all sorts of miracles if you’d just dedicate yourself to the wisdom of L. Ron Hubbard. Dig in!

 
BasicsFlier1BasicsFlier2

 
BasicsFlier3BasicsFlier4

 
BasicsFlier5BasicsFlier6

 
Meanwhile, in San Diego, there’s a big push on to finish funding for an Ideal Org. But hey, didn’t the San Diego folks just sell the property they had bought for an Ideal Org, a former college campus that had sat dormant for several years? What gives, have they bought a new property yet? Does anyone know?

 
SDFlier

 
Here’s another flier for the San Diego project. Notice the names of the top two people in the list of donators: Kurt & Jenny Listug. Kurt is the wealthy co-founder of Taylor Guitars, and there’s a good reason why he’d be at the top of this roll call. In April 2006, the Listugs purchased the Chicago Title Insurance Co. building in downtown San Diego for $13.08 million, cash. We’re told that the Listugs offered it up to the church for use as an Ideal Org, but the national church felt it wasn’t the right shape or color (or something). So the next year, the Listugs sold the office building for $13.6 million. So much for that opportunity.

Scientology still has an org on 4th Street downtown — which has had a “for sale” sign on it for years — but again, we don’t know if another Ideal Org property has been acquired, and if you know, please tip us off!

 
SDFlier2

 
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, plans to build a new events center at the Big Blue complex are gathering steam. The Ditkos are on board!

 
DitkosOTC

 
And in the UK, a familiar approach is used to gather funding for the new Ideal Org in Birmingham: If you build it, they will come!

 
IdealOrgUK

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

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 3, 2013 at 07:00

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  • AsthmaticDwarf

    From Lafayette Ronald H’s discourse in 1965. Defining levels of Awareness and Certificates. The state of operating thetan (OT) defined.

    • GlibWog

      That guy was seriously Effed Up…Oh and Ugly

    • KJP in Portland

      Such a shining icon of empathetic humanity. Orca Blubber, I revile your legacy!

  • El Con Blubbard

    What do you get? The photo says it all….shiny and new EMPTY buildings! Wait until these whales find out the whole thing is a con job and their ain’t no bridge to any freedom … especially spiritual. It is a trap of epic-ness! Poor whales…save the whales – tell someone about the cult of scientology today!!

  • i-Betty

    Most of you will have watched this excellent series of video’s hosted by Mark Bunker. For those of you who haven’t, I can’t recommend highly enough the videos of the press conference at the Center for Inquiry’s Steve Allen Theater in Los Angeles, California which coincided with the two-year anniversary of global protests against CoS by Anonymous.

    Most of the speakers are already well known to us, like Marc Headley, Laura Decrescenzo, Nancy Many, Jeff Hawkins, then you have others like Will Fry and Maureen Bolstad whose stories will infuriate and break your heart. After watching the series some time ago I dug further into Maureen’s story, but I’m only now learning more about Will.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF2D1BD7CE2CE237 or search YouTube for “ScilonTV – Ex-Scientologists Speak Out”

    • KJP in Portland

      Everything you post here is a gem. Thank you, ma’am! :)

  • AsthmaticDwarf

    Just now off the posted release on RindersBlog. The announcement of exactly *what* is coming up for Scientology Inc. the next two weeks. From Chairman RTC Dave Miscavige:

    “We are training on the Grade Chart – all of it. We are training the supervision and precision delivery of training and auditing. On the one hand, it’s just like The Basics, with a full restoration and recovery of every single word of LRH tech and an obliteration and eradication of every last molecule of alter-is and arbitrary. But on the other hand, it is actually something much more. Because it also represents the culmination of LRH projects to make available what has never been available before. And, in terms of training, add an ounce of ‘magic’ that results in what can only be described as total certainty.”

    • DodoTheLaser

      For more:
      “Dear Theta Buddies,” ROFL!
      http://www.mikerindersblog.org/hyperdrive-hype/

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        They made ANOTHER “Buddies ” movie???

        • DodoTheLaser

          Hahhaaha! Awesome, DDD!

      • i-Betty

        Oh no! It’s so embarrassing.

      • Missionary Kid

        I noticed in he one letter, it was signed, “Aaron Shepherd, UK Landlord.” Is he the actual landlord, or what?

        • DodoTheLaser

          It’s a post name in the Sea Org. Not a real landlord.

          • Missionary Kid

            Thanks. Note the video I posted in reply to Francisco.D’Anconia.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I sure did. Perfect.

            • Missionary Kid

              I googled the name. It’s a character from Atlas Shrugged I looked at his other posts, too. All that he wants to do is to preach the gospel of Ayn Rand.

            • Raynor

              Doubt that. All he wants to do is derail.

      • KJP in Portland

        Sounds like EVERY Oregon Winter, Dodo!

        • DodoTheLaser

          Hahahha! The irony!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      An “ounce of magic?” Is that like a sprinkling of pixie dust?

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        More languid language from Danny Sherman, writer of all Chairman RTC Davey’s speeches at all events. Inventor of “Sherman-speak.”

        • Mooser

          Languid?No, it’s comatose! It’s intellectual basal metabolism, it’s Cheyne-Stokes reasoning!

          • Straight Diet of Kerbango

            Cheyne-Stokes reasoning. I’m going to have to try to find a situation where I can use that one.

          • Missionary Kid

            Cheyne-Stokes, good one. I’ll have to add that to my list of terms to use in situations. One of the other terms is the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    • OrangySky

      Overwrought. Lots of words meaning absolutely nothing.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        And not even full of all that much sound and fury. Just… gassiness.

  • Missionary Kid

    I have anchored the following lists of nicknames and comments that have been provided by Bunkaroos.
    What the initials KSW & OT mean
    NICKNAMES FOR $CIENTOLOGY
    THINGS SAID ABOUT $CIENTOLOGY
    L. RON HUBBARD NICKNAMES
    L. RON hUBBARD’S WORKS & THINGS SAID ABOUT HIM
    THINGS SAID ABOUT DM
    DM NICKNAMES
    CLUES SOMEONE COMMENTING IS A TROLL OR CLAM

    You can find those lists at http://tonyortega.org/2013/10/12/tomkat-project-in-los-angeles-heres-your-chance-to-help-the-show-get-to-tinseltown/ Be sure to set Disqus to Newest.

  • Hobson’sChoice

    Just doing a drive-by “Hello”. This is my first time posting to Tony’s blog. I have been an avid (almost pathological) reader of his blog on Village Voice and now the Underground Bunker. I’ve actually been lurking for a few years. Recently I declined a manager luncheon so that I could escape to my car, plug my smart phone into the car charger for much needed battery juice and feverishly watch a Mark Bunker video. A colleague alarmed by the steamed up windows (rainy day in Texas – not cold) knocked on the window and asked, “What are you doing?” End result: he misunderstood my garbled words muttered around turkey and swiss and now thinks I’m researching for some weird science project. (BTW – I have confessed to my wonderfully patient and understanding husband that I have a ‘platonic blog crush’ on John P. And special note to Semper Phi, I’m a very proud daughter of a former (never call them ex) Jarhead.) Hello to all!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Welcome! Great to have you here!

      (And if a guy in Texas had been caught in a car with steamed up windows, feverishly viewing an internet video, I think the end result would be an entirely different kind of misunderstanding…!)

      • Hobson’sChoice

        Hello DDD. I feel like I’m saying hello to an old friend. Have been reading your comments for a while.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Aw…

    • Missionary Kid

      Semper Fi from Missionary Kid. Glad you’re here.
      The answer, when you’re caught in the car, is to just say you’re charging your phone, but you probably thought of that after you talked to your coworker. ;-)

      • Hobson’sChoice

        Hello Kid. Although I like to call you MK better. Your comments are much too mature and insightful to be labeled a kid! :-) And, yes… I always think of intelligent replies after the damage is done. I am seriously lacking a filter system.

        • Missionary Kid

          We all do that.

          • DodoTheLaser

            ^^^ I get my virtual ass whooped on a weekly basis for making politically incorrect comments.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              How do you get your virtual ass whooped? Look at your avatar. You look like the kind of guy who accidentally rips the door handle off getting into a car.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I actually ripped the house door off of its hinges accidentally ones and walked couple feet still holding the door by its handle, but that was at the party. People thought it was hilarious. I was like – why there is a fucking door in my hand? Where is my cigarette?

              As far as my avatar, although it represents well my rough and cynical side, I’m many things.

              I also say stuff that sometimes politically incorrect, which I try not to anymore.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Hahaha. Your avi always reminded me of Luca Brasi from the Godfather. Your posts do not.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I’m glad. :)

    • Missionary Kid

      Semper Phi didn’t pick the name because of any association with the Marines.

      • Hobson’sChoice

        I see said the blind man! Thank you!

        • Missionary Kid

          I made the same mistake, so I asked her. It’s a natural assumption.

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            Semper Fidelis is Latin for Always Faithful. They shorten it to Fi. Phi is a Greek letter. Kind of an interesting choice.

            • Hobson’sChoice

              I salute corrected! :-)

        • Semper Phi

          Hi HC! I remember you from the VV — glad you’re now posting here. Sorry to confuse you with my name. With a nod to the Marines, the “Phi” comes from Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic fraternity of which I am a member. I chose my name when I was freshly out and starting to reclaim my intellectual self esteem.

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            Now I see. Good mix :)

          • Hobson’sChoice

            Impressive! Phi Beta Kappa! I was never Greek myself. However, I did work at the National Headquarters for Tri-Delta for a couple of years waaayyyyyy back when. I am a ‘never-in’ to Scientology – but I get it! I really do. I get how one gets in and then gets out. For some reason, it makes sense to me.

          • OrangySky

            Another Phi Beta Kappa here, Phi!

            • Semper Phi

              Well hi there! Too bad we’re on line and can’t break out the secret handshake!

            • Aslansown

              Me too, although I’ve never taken the pin out of the drawer….

          • Straight Diet of Kerbango

            Me too! And I take a lot of pride in that because I was a science major.

    • Straight Diet of Kerbango

      Hello! I’m full on pathological at this point. It’s seriously affecting my social, occupational, and recreational functioning. Must . . .do . . .dishes…

      • Hobson’sChoice

        I can seriously relate to the negative side affects of a Bunker Addiction! I’m a pretty boring person and only have 2 addictions: one is a combination of Ruffles Potato Chips with Green Onion Sour Cream Dip complimented by an ice cold coke; the other is the subject of Scientology in all it’s interesting gruesomeness. I first got interested when my son was reading the book, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich’ right about the time I was reading about Scientology. The comparisons struck me like a lighting bolt and I’ve been hooked ever since.

        • Noni Mause

          In total agreement. The parallels b/w Scientology and fascism are many.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Chip ‘n dip is MY guilty pleasure…!

        • edge

          Chips are my weakness. I can resist chocolate pretty well, but a bag of Ruffles Sour Cream and Onion or any flavour of Kettle Chips is my Kryptonite.

    • Nick Overmyer

      Texas! Represent!

      • Hobson’sChoice

        Ah…. hopefully a fellow boot scooter! :-)

    • DodoTheLaser

      Welcome and have fun!

    • GlibWog

      Fabulous.. Welcome welcome.. hahahha well just let your colleague think you are doing ” Weird Science..”

    • SandiCorrena

      Endless drivel and office gossip vs. catching up at Tony’s….a lunchtime dilemma I’ve known well…..Tony’s always wins!

    • i-Betty

      Haha, wonderful! Welcome to the Bunker, HC! That’s so funny :D

    • edge

      Welcome! The bunker is super addicting!

    • EnthralledObserver

      Welcome… we can always do with more addicted Bunkerites around here.

    • Noni Mause

      Hi Hobson! Had to laugh — I too have been known to scoff down lunch while reading The Bunker hunched over my iPhone and still seek out Mark Bunker video and audio on YouTube. He’s my platonic blog crush. :-)

    • OrangySky

      The first step is admitting you have a problem.

      The second step is BECOMING A COMMENTATOR!

  • kemist

    Here’s my late offering to the thread:

    • Missionary Kid

      I had a similar thought when I saw the original.

  • Francisco d’Anconia

    The anti-Mitt comments are pathetic. Robert Eckert is as much an ideologue as LRH ever was. The cult of progressive liberalism seems as intense as Scientology!

    • i-Betty

      U-huh :P

      • Francisco d’Anconia

        “Conservatives” vs. “Liberals”


        Both [conservatives and liberals] hold the same premise—the mind-body dichotomy—but choose opposite sides of this lethal fallacy.

        The conservatives want freedom to act in the material realm; they tend to oppose government control of production, of industry, of trade, of business, of physical goods, of material wealth. But they advocate government control of man’s spirit, i.e., man’s consciousness; they advocate the State’s right to impose censorship, to determine moral values, to create and enforce a governmental establishment of morality, to rule the intellect. The liberals want freedom to act in the spiritual realm; they oppose censorship, they oppose government control of ideas, of the arts, of the press, of education (note their concern with “academic freedom”). But they advocate government control of material production, of business, of employment, of wages, of profits, of all physical property—they advocate it all the way down to total expropriation.

        The conservatives see man as a body freely roaming the earth, building sand piles or factories—with an electronic computer inside his skull, controlled from Washington. The liberals see man as a soul freewheeling to the farthest reaches of the universe—but wearing chains from nose to toes when he crosses the street to buy a loaf of bread.

        Yet it is the conservatives who are predominantly religionists, who proclaim the superiority of the soul over the body, who represent what I call the “mystics of spirit.” And it is the liberals who are predominantly materialists, who regard man as an aggregate of meat, and who represent what I call the “mystics of muscle.”

        This is merely a paradox, not a contradiction: each camp wants to control the realm it regards as metaphysically important; each grants freedom only to the activities it despises. Observe that the conservatives insult and demean the rich or those who succeed in material production, regarding them as morally inferior—and that the liberals treat ideas as a cynical con game. “Control,” to both camps, means the power to rule by physical force. Neither camp holds freedom as a value. The conservatives want to rule man’s consciousness; the liberals, his body.

        Ayn Rand – “Censorship: Local and Express,”
        Philosophy: Who Needs It, 186

        • Straight Diet of Kerbango

          Yeah, Yeah. I was in college once too.

          • OrangySky

            :-)

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Duuuuuuuuuude…!

          • kemist

        • nottrue

          interesting

        • Guest

          Nice derail.

          Your biggest mistakes were quoting Ayn Rand and dissing Robert. No true fan of the mitten-state born Mitt would: 1.) Quote Ayn Rand or 2.) Diss mitten-state taxpaying resident Robert.

          Fellow Michigander Russell Kirk would have been a much better choice for you to quote, for obvious reasons.

          Interesting factoid: Russell Kirk’s granddaughters go to the same academy as one of this blog’s posters and another poster here knew Kirk (and heard his ghost stories).

          Again, poor execution of your derailment tactic.

          No one needs to prove why they are a Republican. An elk head mount on the wall and a framed photo of Teddie Roosevelt is proof enough.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          And here is a video of a baby monkey getting its first bath.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1Eh6ulmeJ0

          • KJP in Portland

            LOL…funny derail. Thanks for the cute diversion!

          • Jon Hendry

            Cute, but monkeys aren’t pets. Grr.

        • Missionary Kid

          Typical Rand groupthink. She only saw things as a dichotomy. Human beings and societies are more complex.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Here we go again.

      • Francisco d’Anconia

        Sorry, couldn’t help it. I see the current statism in our midst in a similar way to how I see $scientology. Happy to give my perspective. Just can’t stand the one-sided comments.

        • Raynor

          Cool story, bro

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s kind of interesting that your dear Ayn ended up collecting Social Security. She created a fictional world in which the basic underpinnings made it inevitable that her point of view would triumph.

          She was as evil as the Communism she hated, because there was only one right way: hers.

          • KJP in Portland

            Oh man, sounds like my wife :/

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Flagging this thread for ignore.

      • Francisco d’Anconia

        Nice tactic.

        • GlibWog

          Death…I know that is you..

      • KJP in Portland

        Jimmy, WTF?

        • Missionary Kid

          Francisco is a one topic commentator. He’s drunk the Kool Aid of Ayn Rand, taking his avatar from a character in Atlas Shrugged, and spouting the Ayn Rand party line. It’s a classic derail.

          Take a look at his posts.

          He not only attacked Robert, but he did a drive-by. Ignore the troll.

          In some other forum, I’d take him on, but he didn’t bother to stay, and his intellectual capacity, IMO, runs an inch deep.

          • KJP in Portland

            Thank you Sir. I just felt it was odd that he started spouting off at Eckert’s direction!

            • Raynor

              Meister or Tolle?

    • KJP in Portland

      Why are you attacking Robert?

      • Robert Eckert

        Downton Abbey was on. I can’t be here all the time. I am honored that I finally was found worthy of a personal troll.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Show off.

          • Robert Eckert

            Hey, don’t you know how jealous I was of you when Debbie Downer stalked you from thread to thread?

            • KJP in Portland

              The company we keep! lol!

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          I think we have almost killed this particular sock by depriving it of the necessary troll-giving sustenance. Perhaps your appearance will revive him.

        • Missionary Kid

          Maybe he’s the one who was giving you the down votes.

    • Missionary Kid
    • GlibWog

      Are you Deathtoallpoliticians?

      • KJP in Portland

        Dod Tony send that guy packing? I was gone a couple hours Glibby. (((hugs)))

    • Raynor

      Why is a newbie picking on a bunkerite? Buzz off, troll

      • Missionary Kid

        He’s a drive-by troll with a thing for Ayn Rand.

        • KJP in Portland

          Ayn Rand wasn’t well-known because of her looks…shrug…

      • Guest

        It’s a sci-bot trying to anger all of the liberals in order to derail the thread. Classic Sci troll maneuver.

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        Sorry, but your account is 3 hours old as well.

        • Raynor

          Why would anyone be concerned about anonymity? It boggles the mind why that would be a concern.

          Edit: I forgot the sarcasm brackets

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            That’s not my concern. I’m not concerned at all, in fact. I was pointing out that one newbie is calling another a newbie. There’s a saying about that involving coffee or tea or something.

            • Raynor

              So don’t assume I’m a newbie

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Fair enough.

            • KJP in Portland

              Trolling, trolling, on L Ron Hubbard Way…

        • KJP in Portland

          GOOD CATCH JIMMY! Trippy-ass posters. It’s sockpuppets-on-parade!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      (Refresh)

    • Cat Daddy

      Let me show you progressive libralism

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B33vEkA7d_w

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        Oh Cat, man- I miss living in Amsterdam/Hilversum more than anything, ever. Seeing that takes me back …

    • Room 101

      I flagged this for the sole reason that you’re making an ad hominem attack on a valued contributor to this thread. Though I’m an Ayn Rand fan myself, I would never spew vituperations about someone else’s political beliefs, much less on a niche blog like this which is so far removed from political idealogues.

      Opinions should be freely stated on this blog and maturely debated. You sound like an un-educated bigot, which is much the attitude of hardcore Church members. The lot of us here just aren’t interested in more people like you. That’s why we left.

  • i-Betty

    As it is Sunday Funnies today, I think a little YouTube chuckle is in order. An oldie, but goodie:

    http://youtu.be/w-pFDOjc3EI

    • KJP in Portland

      (((HUGS))) Betty!

      Love it!

      • i-Betty

        Hello! Isn’t it funny? :D

        • KJP in Portland

          Yessssss!

  • edge

    Don’t know if this has been posted before but we need a comparison here on the Funnies: The original “We Stand Tall”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyNh1j3dsp8

    And the updated 2010 version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2hkox4XX8

    Which do you prefer, Bunkerites? The original “We Are The World” 80s camp, or 2010 hipster?

    • KJP in Portland

      How young was Miscavige in that top video? What year (prox.) was that?

      • edge

        I read it was done around 1990.

        • KJP in Portland

          Thanks, he’s right at 30 then. He looks about 20 or so. What an evil legacy he had in front of him. Little pencil neck….

          • EnthralledObserver

            Indeed… the real world probably would have eaten this guy!

            • KJP in Portland

              Shh…It still is waiting to!…

    • Robert Eckert

      The shirt! And the sweater! No contest.

  • Noni Mause

    Yet more evidence that the zeitgeist is turning against scientology… Came across this as i was reading ‘Mr Penumbra’s 24 hour Bookstore’ recently — at one point his hero says (of a group in the novel) – “This cult seems like it might have been designed specifically to prey on bookish old people – Scientology for scholarly seniors.” That’s out there being read by heaps of people smack in the middle of the demographic scientology targets.

  • media_lush

    I think this is Jeb scaring the OSA guards outside flag…….

    • DodoTheLaser

      ROFL! Jeb is sooo gonna love this! Hoping people will protest wisely and in a peaceful manner though.

      • KJP in Portland

        As I stated above. Yes, SIr!

    • KJP in Portland

      Someone appears to have done so. Not the way I would approach them. But the taller, larger guy seems to be on the radio probably shouting: “General Quarters!”

      • Straight Diet of Kerbango

        Wait are those really Scientology security guards?

        • KJP in Portland

          I don’t know. I didn’t read or hear the source yet. Sorry.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Looks like an outtake from Raising Arizona to me…

      • media_lush

        out of all the skills I learnt in the business I would say that ‘editor’ [as in film/video editor] was my forté and I was invited to take a couple of classes at my alma mater before I became gainfully employed [I lived close to the uni] … I was often asked about what I thought was great movie editing and pretty much settled on the “diaper robbery gone wrong dog chase sequence” as the best I’d ever seen…. it stood alone as a work of art as you don’t even have to know what the movie was about to enjoy it at a 100% level.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Random yet something that is always on my mind – things people do that restores my hope in humanity:

    When this fan got to experience something he NEVER thought was imaginable due to his disability.

    http://www.shawconnect.ca/breaktime/galleries/heartwarmingphotos.aspx#!1366829322312_a9a7889997cb0dfe74fb2c0d635af38e_a-man-giving-his-shoes-to-a-homeless-girl-in-rio-de-janeiro

    • Missionary Kid

      Thanks Dodo. That was a great break.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Very welcome, sir. Kindness is never overrated.

        • Missionary Kid

          Kindness is certainly NOT a part of $cientology. Is the word mentioned anywhere in LRH’s word wanks?

          • DodoTheLaser

            Not too often at all.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Kindness-ness, maybe.

          • kemist

            It think it’s replaced by ARC, which I believe stands for Awful Rotten Crap or some such.

            • Missionary Kid

              Snickersnort.

            • KJP in Portland

              DOUBLE snicketysnickersnort!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Now I’m all teary…

    • Raynor

      Nice, but I think that cancer graduation where they shaved their heads was prolly a zen graduation, when everyone shaves their heads

      • DodoTheLaser

        Um, ok.

        • Raynor

          Trufax:)

          • DodoTheLaser

            And your point is?

            • Raynor

              No point, just facts

            • KJP in Portland

              Hi there! then post it here please! We love to see encouraging stuff like that!

            • Raynor

              “You may find it hard to shave your head, but in a religion that ordains
              both men and women as ministers, it is a mandatory step as far as Zen
              Buddhism priesthood is concerned”

            • KJP in Portland

              I’m sorry, I misunderstood you as saying a cancer graduation, as in kids that had cancer.

              I didn’t hear any religion the first time around. I am sorry.

            • Guest

              Buddhists don’t wear the traditional graduation robes for ordinations that these graduates are wearing. I found two different sources,, Dump a Day and the Daily Posts which don’t support the hypothesis of be it being a Buddhist ceremony.

            • Robert Eckert

              He was attempting to make a joke.

            • Guest

              Sorry, I don’t think it was funny, appropriate or necessary. Just my opinion, but I just didn’t see the point of the trufax comment, either.

            • Raynor

              Inappropriate! Jiminy crickets, inappropriate for what?

            • Guest

              You don’t need to mock a photo of a kid with cancer. if you had a child with a life threatening illness or medical condition, you wouldn’t think it’s funny, either.

            • Raynor

              It was a zen graduation ceremony, lol

            • Guest

              Stop it. It’s not an “lol” moment, Marco.

            • Raynor

              Give me one shred of evidence otherwise. You don’t know what your talking about.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Pretty soon you’ll just be flat out ignored. I spotted your weak 2-sock attempt bełow pretty easily, and it fits with what other regulars have said about you, that you are really third rate at what you do. You’re not a good troll.

            • Raynor

              OK, soothsayer

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              We put in Cool Story Bro Tech and your trolls then are the suck? Nice tactic?

            • Raynor

              I’m not a troll. Can you point out why I am a troll.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Yes. Scroll down to the Ayn Rand thread. Your down vote on me was like lightning when I called out that your acct was the same age as the OP’s.

            • Raynor

              Of course. It pissed me off. Back in the day we only posted as Guest.

            • Raynor

              I’m not a troll, idiot.

            • KJP in Portland

              Amen, JT3!

            • Robert Eckert

              Yeah, you were sniffing him out quicker than I was.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Cool.

              And how is it related to my OP?

              “Random yet something that is always on my mind – things people do that restores my hope in humanity”.

              Thanks.

            • Raynor

              Oh for crying out loud. I liked your post! I just took one little exception to it.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Ok. Drama me. Sorry, I think.

            • Raynor

              No prob, I just used to go to a zen monastery so I recognized that stuff, no worries!

            • DodoTheLaser

              I see.

            • KJP in Portland

              <—(scratches my chin)

            • KJP in Portland

              Seriously, I agree with Dodo…

      • Guest

        ???

        What cancer graduation?

    • KJP in Portland

      THAT is so cool. Kudos to that young man!

  • Noni Mause

    Breaking story about Beyonce being ‘dead-set against’ scientology: http://celebrities.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=1157691&showcomments=true
    It’s Beyonce. She may not be making the comment herself, but her fan base will certainly be hearing the message.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I just saw this also and was about to post it. Beyonce is Christian and she and Jay Z are worried about her mom dating Scilon Richard Lawson and going to Scilon events with him.

    • KJP in Portland

      Good! Every little bit, even from celebrities, helps our cause!

    • Straight Diet of Kerbango

      Oh, please, please let there be an open feud.

      • KJP in Portland

        I bet Gene Simmons would be proud of that tongue, lol!

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    The world’s easiest shoop. Just add appropriate text/image for any occasion!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      For example…

      • i-Betty

        Hysterical! That’s about on a par with my level of shooping :D

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Well, my intention was to show that shooping is for EVERYONE.

          • Noni Mause

            How do you upload shoops?

            • kemist

              Little square icon at the bottom, on the left. You click on it and you feed it your pic

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              When you click on the reply button, and the text box drops down, you will see a tiny icon in the lower left corner. Click on it and another drop down will appear. Choose your image/video/link from that.

            • Noni Mause

              Thanks Triple D. Thanks kemist.

            • KJP in Portland

              Thank you, DDD!

            • Raynor

              Drag an image into the dialogue box, must be less that 2 MB

            • Raynor

              And it might take a while if it is a large image

        • KJP in Portland

          I still don’t know how to ‘shoop’. Someone can take me under their wing some evening and show me???

          • Raynor

            Do you have photoshop? If not you can get some good freeware. I use the the free stuff to make my shoops.

            • KJP in Portland

              I believe so. I get the idea now. Thank you.

    • kemist

      Another one

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        With a nod to those crafty, crafty underpants gnomes…

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    That extra hour of sleep is wearing off… but this thread is approaching 1000 posts! Must. Keep. Going.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Here. Do it!

    • KJP in Portland

      This time change is always the easier one compared to the advance to Daylight time in (now) March. I always suffer for 3-4 days on that change.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I’m really restless tonight.

    Here’s a slightly more unnerving version of the world’s easiest shoop…

    • kemist

      Did someone say unnerving ?

      • KJP in Portland

        Yes! The Patented Orca Blubber butt-plug! Only $39,995.00 plus shipping!

      • GlibWog

        L Wronggggg I miss you… come back come back…

  • Snippy_X

    A plea from L. Ron

  • Guest

    Marco is the Ayn Rand sock and the Raynor sock. He likes to derail posts, so please keep discussing the topic of Tony’s article – because Marco doesn’t want you to discuss Tony’s post of today – which is all the more reason to do it.

    Have fun and goodnight, peeps. ;)

    • AsthmaticDwarf

      Marco is Raynor ? and The Ayn Rand sock ?
      Guest! You in the intelligence wing, cover and undercover, permanently, of the Underground Bunker.
      Keeping the Bunker safe, to prosper!

      • Raynor

        He’s also incorrect. Marco is an idiot. Ayn Rand sucks. There is not enough cohesiveness to even give an anon poster credit for posting honestly, unless they have a “name”

        • Straight Diet of Kerbango

          FLUNK

          • Raynor

            ?? based on what

            • KJP in Portland

              Again, thank you, Raynor. Have a good night.

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              All of it

        • KJP in Portland

          Thanks for the heads-up there, Raynor.

    • KJP in Portland

      Sleep well, G. :)

  • Jo

    Reposting this from Scientology FB cause its funny. https://en-gb.facebook.com/churchofscientology

    • KJP in Portland

      Oh, I can’t help but laugh at my City’s Org picture. They said ‘thousands’, yet I only count about 350 in this photo. Shystertology!

    • Jon Hendry

      Silly, they believe they are immortal alien spirits inhabiting a clam-descended meat body!

      • KJP in Portland

        AND, that we are descended from clams? Do I have that right?

  • Lady Squash

    I just sent my daughter, who lives in LA, a text to go see this show for me. Break a leg, Roslyn.

  • AsthmaticDwarf

    One of the many Great Lies of The Cult of Scientology, devised by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard.
    Healing an illness. This FRAUD. Claiming “some woman” with a ‘major’ hearing problem, while studying the Basics, found “the engram” that was “making” her body not be able to hear. LIAR Ron Hubburd.

  • media_lush

    MEMO FROM COB:

    …. “we’re getting closer”

    • KJP in Portland

      Do we get to ‘fill in the blank’ on that one, Lush?

      • media_lush

        ….

        • Snippy_X

          Has to do with Comet ISON.

          • media_lush

            it just struck me that it took less than 10 seconds to find out the reference to that….. which then made me realise that any “fresh meat” has no excuse at all….. which then made me realise that anybody in this day and age with access to the internet who still decides to give the cult a go is a rare specimen indeed, worthy of research even…. outside of any nepotism link does such a person actually exist?

            • Snippy_X

              I don’t know. There seem to be a lot of people who avoid thinking like the plague.

    • KJP in Portland

      The Jimmy Durante fish!

  • Raynor

    So, back in the day, years ago, I’ve been elected (with JohnP) as commenter of the week multiple times. And all of the sudden it is so disrespectful around here. Count one less bunkerite.

    • AsthmaticDwarf

      You are mArco, using the sock puppet rAynor, and the Ayn Rand fan sock.
      Any *real* Bunkeroo would’ve “capitalized” the word, ‘Bunkerite.’
      Be Gone! Sock Pupper, sock pooper, sock puppet, sock.!! You are *so* lame.

      • Raynor

        Marco can’t complete a sentence, and he hasn’t been around for quite some time

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          For really interested — in the biggest single Cult of Scientology scam, The Ideal Org planet-wide program of Expansion — this is a must see: Raynor, commenting in Tony O’s Underground Bunker.

      • EnthralledObserver

        lol… *note to self – always capitalise Bunkerite in the future*

        • Raynor

          srsly

          • EnthralledObserver

            Yes… oh, and Marco IS back… you should have learnt from the Voldemort incident.

        • KJP in Portland

          I like Bunkaroo…I think MK likes that one too, but he spells it ‘Bunkeroo’

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            Bunkeroo. Has some significant support, as the nom de guerre of choice of the Underground Bunker.

    • Straight Diet of Kerbango

      I believe you.

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        do you?

        • Straight Diet of Kerbango

          I guess the patronizing tone didn’t come through :)

          • EnthralledObserver

            { } this is what vagina brackets are for… ;)

            • KJP in Portland

              …don’t get me excited EO!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Oh… KJP… it doesn’t take much, does it you poor fellow?

            • KJP in Portland

              :/

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            Ah, no- that would require “sound.” !
            It didn’t “read.”

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              I was going for deadpan.

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              L o L !!

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        …are full of shit?

        • Raynor

          Good example

  • Ardent

    As a never in I still reel in astonishment that anyone could be drawn by any of these absurd flyers and invites. What obvious bilge! It was this kind of thing that I would run across in public that just fascinated and repelled me. Sometimes FREEDOM magazine would fall into my hands. Many laughs, and much bewilderment at the bizarre lingo. But the best were the rambling inanities from ‘The Source’ himself, reprinted. Yikes!

  • Raynor

    I think the sociologists of the future will look to this page to research the comments as a supplement to “The Third Wave” experiment

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      And you won’t even make a footnote in their papers.

      • Raynor

        You don’t know what I’m talking about since you’re behaving in a cult like manner…you haven’t thought it through for yourself, you are just doing knee jerk reactions

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          “The Church of Scientology is a criminal Organization that DESTROYS
          families. I know 1st hand because they destroyed mine. I’m doing everything I
          possibly can to bring my family back together again, including reporting all the
          Abuses done to my family committed by the “Church”, to the Authorities. — Lori Hodgson

          • KJP in Portland

            Very well done, AD! Wham!

          • Raynor

            It’s a given we are here to destroy the evil cult of scientology. But why would a group dedicated to doing such a thing be so short-sighted to pick fights with people with the same intentions?

            • Raynor

              Downvotes for that? Must be OSA

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Downvotes for your dead-giveaway of your identity as a troll !

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Yo Marco – your poor English writing skills, with your ESL, inevitably gives you away. No one writing in English as their first language would have *failed* to use the “article”, ‘ a ‘ in front of the word, ‘group.’ Except you, sock pooper sock pupper sock puppet.

              Marco wrote: “But why would group dedicated to doing…”

            • Raynor

              What are you talking about

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Your inept skill in writing English. FLUNK!

            • Raynor

              There’s a big difference between commenting on blogs and caring if what you wrote is grammatically correct

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Your lame, inept, and wasted.
              Guest pegged you just for what you are. A troll for the Cult of Scientology. Goal: to keep the Bunker from posting the truth about the Cult you worship in, and the man you are devoted to.

            • KJP in Portland

              How much was the difference again between construction costs of the Super Power Building? About $20 million. The county has it assessed at $ 80 million. And, the cherch is still regging for donations. As I understand it, the cherch has already raised in excess of $ 140 million. Is this right? If so, I wonder where the excess is going to?

            • EnthralledObserver

              Rhetorical question – ’cause we all KNOW to whom the money has gone…

            • KJP in Portland

              (subject change to keep on track)

            • EnthralledObserver

              :)

            • Raynor

              Fool. Go back to the schematics of the Super Power building that Tony posted at the Village Voice. Look at the renderings of the stain glass windows in the faux chapel. Read the script on those CGI windows. Or just STFU

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              What you will look like, poor poor Marco, when you cross your bridge to total freedom. You will look healthy and robust, as your religious teacher does here, after *he* crossed the bridge to total freedom. Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

            • KJP in Portland

              Thank God that psychiatry helped so many people.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          I hadn’t heard of that experiment, you are right, but a simple google search confirmed my initial thought: third wave, third reich. Why do bad trolls rely so heavily on Hitler and Nazi Germany as their weapon of choice? Because they suck at trolling. They know how sensitive that subject is and the pent up rage that already exists therein. They are not creative. They suck at what they do.

          • Raynor

            I’m not trolling. If I was, you wouldn’t know it.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              I wouldn’t know it? Like I didn’t spot it immediately tonight?

            • Raynor

              But I’m not trolling. Have you ever heard of reddit, or does OSA keep you away from the internet?

              Think of this as AMA, and I’m a troll.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Could you please re-post your introduction from earlier?

            • Raynor

              I didn’t introduce myself

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Would you please state the name that you posted under the first time you posted here?

            • Raynor

              No

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Fair enough. Waste of time.

            • Raynor

              It’s not a big deal, but you are irritating, so “No”

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              AMA doesn’t mean “but don’t ask me that”

            • Robert Eckert

              “Ziontologist”? “FLUNK_101″?

          • KJP in Portland

            Hey Jimmy, what do you want to change the subject to? Maybe AD has an idea or two. I’m still wondering IF the CoB$ is going to replace that sign on the tent like there was discussion or, rumor about?

          • KJP in Portland

            And we all know by now about my 86 year-old Shoah survivor neighbor that I’ve known since ’64. So, Third Reich flippancy is not very welcomed by me. It gets my 6’1 frame a little bothered.

    • Straight Diet of Kerbango

      “Count one less bunkerite.”

      OK. So what’s the delay?

      • Raynor

        I’m not done yet, evidently

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          “The Church of Scientology is a criminal Organization that DESTROYS
          families

          • Raynor

            I know that, and have contributed here to let thousands of people know that

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              It’s interesting. We know that you are a 1/10 troll. You know that we know you are a 1/10 troll.

            • Raynor

              How exactly am I trolling?

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              We’re hearing from church members that they are being bombarded by messages about “The Basics.” It’s almost like it was 2007 all over again!

              It was that year that Scientology leader David Miscavige had L. Ron Hubbard’s essential texts and lectures republished (short a bunch of semicolons), and church employees were then put under incredible pressure to sell them, at about $3,000 a set.

            • Raynor

              Yes, I have participated in the extensive lambasting and shooping of this, but why does that make me a troll? I’ve shooped far more jpegs than most

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              quick show us some of your original work

            • Raynor

              You’re lazy, I already did today

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Now, the pressure to “do” the Basics is on again as a prerequisite for Scientology’s big new launches of the Golden Age of Technology II and Super Power. You can’t move forward until you go back and redo the stuff you should have done a long time ago — hey, how’s that for a slogan!

        • Guest
          • KJP in Portland

            Natalia, it’s a broken link. Says ‘video does not exist’. Sorry.

  • KJP in Portland

    Is there any more recent news or knowledge about the whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige?

    • Ardent

      I don’t buy that crap about her being identified by some cops somewhere. I still think something very vile is going on. WHY WON’T the FBI investigate or infiltrate these criminals? (screams in frustration, and despair for the innocents who are suffering RIGHT NOW at the hands of Scientology). I HATE Scientology! (Insert continued rant of your choosing here).

      • KJP in Portland

        Yes Sir, I agree. I never bought it either.

  • KJP in Portland

    GOOGLE: LISA McPHERSON

  • KJP in Portland

    1-866-XSEA-ORG.

    Your doubts are VALID

    Confidential and caring help, in just seconds…

    1-866-XSEA-ORG

  • Raynor

    1-866-XSEA-ORG

  • media_lush

    MICHELLE PFEIFFER READS THE BUNKER!! (or maybe her agent does)

    a little thing has been bugging/intriguing me….. on the 28th of last month I posted a pic of Audrey Hepburn which generated a lot of comments…. one bit was how one of my other all time favourites was Michelle Pfeiffer…. no big deal but I did mention that I was surprised that she was once a cult member, too [which I came across when I looked her up on Wiki] (“Breatharianism”, was it’s name…. you’re kidding, ed?).

    Okay, ho hum…. fine, okay.

    A week later all the papers are bringing this up during her promo tour for her new movie….. coincidence?…. methinks not!

    • Raynor

      OMG I worship that woman, but in a not bad way 1-866-XSEA-ORG

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        Your dimension points are out of sync with your viewpoints. You worship, much more than any interest in Ms Pfeiffer, this man

        • KJP in Portland

          Looks like the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. Perhaps the Lizard of Oz?

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Somebody baking brownies?

            There’s a faint, lingering odor in the air…

            • KJP in Portland

              Yeah…but they usually do that after the lobster gets served, along with garlic-butter!

        • Raynor

          1-866-XSEA-ORG

          Why do you always seem to argue with me when I post this phone number?

          • KJP in Portland

            I hear they treat new ‘outs’ to a gorgeous STEAK dinner with all the trimmings!

            • Raynor

              I don’t need them. I’m too busy fighting the human rights abuses perpetrated by the criminal cult of scientology.

          • Straight Diet of Kerbango

            FLUNK.

            • Raynor

              Flunk for posting:
              1-866-XSEA-ORG
              ??????????????????

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              I’ve had my fun but this is starting to get sad. For tomorrow, I recommend using another name and persona. This one didn’t resonate. The boilerplate anti-cos stuff you threw out was wooden and unconvincing.

              Also calling established members on the board ‘OSA’ is a dead giveaway you are a troll.

              Regroup. We’ll see you tomorrow.

            • Raynor

              For the millionth time I’m not a troll

            • Straight Diet of Kerbango

              OK. I look forward to your commentary. Maybe you can reclaim your title as “Commenter of the Week.”

            • Raynor

              I don’t need to reclaim it. I didn’t seek it out. I just got it because I thought the human rights abuses of scientology were wrong, and I wrote about it.

            • Raynor

              Let the record show, this is what Bunkerites are downvoting

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              !! Zackly!!

            • Raynor

              Straight Diet of Kerbango, why was it a FLUNK that I posted that XSEA org number>

          • KJP in Portland

            Well, go ahead and call them! You can have steak and caek!

    • EnthralledObserver

      Hmmm… would it not likely just be other media (who we know read here) that has started the run… ??? In your expert opinion you suspect ‘her people’?

      • media_lush

        … it’s obviously been ‘approved’ so I see it as tacit message from a Hollywood heavyweight PR machine that scientology really is the bad smell in the room and also a clever backhanded tacit approval of people like Leah…. I wouldn’t be surprised if she actually brought it up herself.

        In a nutshell it’s open season on the cult, more so than it’s ever been.

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          I like that take, ml – I like that a lot !! Good show, brothah!!

    • media_lush

      Breatharianism…… you kind of have to admire whoever came up with that one as it’s quite a mouthful to even pronounce…. Tony, be a good one to look into if you have a quiet day (you’re kidding, ed?)… or any potential freelancers here [or lazy Mail sub-eds] you’d pretty much be guaranteed a commission if you came up with 3,000 words on these guys. Normally Radar is ahead of the curve on all things cult but they did mention it…..

      • SopranoAscends

        D.E. Kelly has sent the cult to the woodshed more than a few times. I was trying to find the clip from Boston Legal, where Alan Shore cross examines a Scientologist, and his closing. It’s one of those battles on YT where the clips go up and down. Next time I see it, I’ll post. It’s S3E5 if you’re interested. I do have a copy of the script…

    • media_lush

      FTR…. I’m getting email comment replies to this but they’re not showing up on the site or this thread so I can’t reply [no matter how many times I refresh]

  • Raynor

    Everyone keeps saying I’m a troll. I’m wondering if anyone can provide any evidence of that.

    1-866-XSEA-ORG

    • EnthralledObserver

      Nup… just come back tomorrow as someone else and start again with a different tactic… whether or not you are genuine. It makes no difference to me… all welcome as far as I am concerned.

      • Raynor

        It’s such a curious psychology, if I used a different name and had an av, all the reactions would have been different

        • cdub

          curiouser and curiouser

  • http://BareFacedMessiah.wordpress.com/ BareFacedMessiah

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20131103202201AA9ie9I
    Guys, answeres needed ;)
    Please put in your 2 cents !

    • media_lush

      for those on mobile platforms with bandwidth limits…. and those [like myself] who see a link with no explanation [that isn't youtube] and assume linkbait the question is:

      What is Scientology of which Tom Cruise is a follower?

    • KJP in Portland

      Please read my contribution and provide me feedback ASAP before Sci forces them to remove it. I am kjp_portland in Yahoo.

      Please!

      • http://BareFacedMessiah.wordpress.com/ BareFacedMessiah

        I see someone else. Upvoted this contribution.

        • KJP in Portland

          Fuck…my real name. Oh well, fuck ‘em.

          I’ve had a Yayhoo account since 1998 but I don’t ever use it anymore. I thought it was under my alias.

          • http://BareFacedMessiah.wordpress.com/ BareFacedMessiah

            Delete it! You can create another login later on.

            • KJP in Portland

              OK, I am not too concerned, but in the spirit of Anon., I will now.

              EDIT: done.

        • KJP in Portland

          NOW…take a look at it!

          • http://BareFacedMessiah.wordpress.com/ BareFacedMessiah

            thanks :)

        • KJP in Portland

          And I upvoted yours as well, Sir.

  • Charlotte

    So, we had family friends over recently with a couple who used to roadie for various companies. I asked D- who the best/nicest he’d met were, and then asked for the worst. This is what I got back:
    ‘The worst actor was the little guy. What’s his name? The really tiny one. Used to be married to the Australian actress now married to Keith Urban. Really short. Tom Cruise, yeah. Treated [us] like dirt. Total arsehole’.
    And I’m sure that’s a surprise to nobody.

    • Charlotte

      If anyone is interested, the nicest were: Ricki Martin, Val Kilmer, Keanu Reeves, Billy Connelly.

      • KJP in Portland

        Val Kilmer…nice to hear. Nice guy!

        • Charlotte

          The other worst is a singer/actress and I’m sure will also shock nobody

          • Sydjazz

            Cher?

            • Robert Eckert

              Madonna?

            • Charlotte

              I’m sure Madonna would just be thrilled you qualified as an actual actress

            • Charlotte

              Not my beloved Cher! Blasphemy! The Divine Miss…

    • KJP in Portland

      He treated all the enlisted guys (like me) on the ENTERPRISE in 1985 like crap while they were filming the Top Gun scenes.

      • Charlotte

        Read the AV Club interview with Bronson Pinchot a couple of years ago. He’s been an f wit for far longer than Co$.

  • KJP in Portland

    Looks like our cling-on Raynor must’ve left to go bother the Mormon blogs…

  • KJP in Portland

    BFM, did you see the question being asked on Yahoo INDIA? See? even those outsource people have doubts!

    • koki

      do you ever sleep?
      or maybe my interwebs do not work good here in LRHs Bulgravia,from where I send you a big hello-but all I can see is that you are here posting 23 hours….. ;-)

      • http://BareFacedMessiah.wordpress.com/ BareFacedMessiah

        So, what is the point?
        There is 1 hour left ;)

        • koki

          didn’t the clock go one hour back….
          in LRHs Bulgravia,we did it last week… big hello.
          ;-)

          • EnthralledObserver

            We don’t turn our clocks back here… so enough assumption out of you, thank you very much.

  • xjohnuk

    As someone from UK, I can tell you that ‘Brummies’, the peeps in Birmingham England, are VERY down to earth and largely working class and I can only think that this Org will be very quiet…. GOOD! In any case, $cientology in the UK is largely despised. Even the name sets alarm bells ringing. The UK is not a place where cults get much of a foothold.

  • sciloonfairy

    OMG! I am actually back! This is the hithertofore TheNextMrsTomCruise. I haven’t been allowed to sign into Disqus for months and months. Fairy and I apparently got to the bottom of the Disqus flunk last weekend and here I am again. Sooooooo happy to be back.

    • John P.

      Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

    • Tory Christman

      Welcome back, sciloonfairy! :)