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Jefferson Hawkins Drops In To See What Condition Our Scientology Condition Is In

Jefferson_Hawkins_ObeyJefferson Hawkins was once the top marketing executive for the Church of Scientology and helped it reach its greatest extent with the famous “volcano” TV ads in the 1980s. He’s told his tale of getting into and out of the church with his excellent books Counterfeit Dreams and Leaving Scientology, and he’s helping us understand the upside-down world of Scientology “ethics.”

So tell us, Jeff, where are you taking us this time?

JEFFERSON: This week we’re taking up Chapters 4 and 5 of Introduction to Scientology Ethics, which cover Hubbard’s “Ethics Conditions.”

Some people might not know the history of these Ethics Conditions. It started in May, 1965 with a Saint Hill Special Briefing Course lecture called “The Five Conditions” where Hubbard laid out the Conditions Formulas for his original five Ethics Conditions, in descending order:

Power
Affluence
Normal Operation
Emergency
Danger

THE BUNKER: It’s interesting that in Hubbard’s view, the highest condition you can attain is Power.

JEFFERSON: Yes, it indicates what he saw as most important! As originally laid out, these five conditions mainly had to do with organizational situations, particularly economic. They were linked to statistics (as we went over last week). If the statistic was steeply dropping, one was in Danger and one was advised to bypass one’s junior staff, handle the situation and reorganize to prevent it from happening again. If statistics were dropping slightly, one was advised to promote first, change one’s operating basis, then economize. If statistics were rising, that was a Normal condition and you did not change anything. If statistics are steeply up, that is Affluence and one should economize, pay all bills and reinforce the affluence. And if statistics went steeply up and stayed up, that was a Power Condition and one was supposed to completely document the actions one took so someone else could duplicate them. These are very brief summaries of course.

THE BUNKER: Sounds like the sort of thing one might hear from any number of management gurus.

JEFFERSON: Yes, these first five conditions were pretty harmless, and contained some common-sense business advice. Of course, like many of Hubbard’s “breakthroughs,” he has taken potentially complex and nuanced situations and reduced them to somewhat simplistic “formulas” to be rotely applied in all cases. But if he’d stopped there, his “Ethics Conditions” would have been no more dangerous than thousands of other management bromides.

THE BUNKER: But he didn’t stop there.

JEFFERSON: No, two years later, in 1967, he was sailing the high seas with the Sea Organization, a rag-tag group of young Scientologists who somehow had to be hammered into an elite, dedicated, planet-Clearing force. That required, he concluded, a high degree of discipline, threat and punishment. And that resulted in the “Lower Conditions,” which were designed to do one thing: impose a high level of control over a group.

The original “Penalties for Lower Conditions,” issued in October, 1967, read like something out of Captain Bligh. The penalty for Liability, for instance, was “Suspension of Pay and a dirty grey rag on left arm and day and night confinement to org premises.” The penalty for Treason was “Suspension of pay and deprivation of all uniforms and insignia, a black mark on left cheek and confinement on org premises or dismissal from post and debarment from premises.”

THE BUNKER: Sounds like an early version of The Hole!

JEFFERSON: These rather draconian penalties were always a part of Scientology, in my experience. When I first joined staff in 1968, this treatment of staff in “Lower Conditions” was in full swing. I remember people being imprisoned at the bottom of elevator shafts, forced to wear dirty boiler suits, grey rags and even chains. On the Apollo, people were being imprisoned in the chain lockers or thrown overboard.

It was all about control. If one does not toe the line — fails to meet production quotas, questions or criticizes seniors, violates any rules or regulations — one is “assigned a lower condition.”

THE BUNKER: Let’s run through the “Lower Conditions” for the uninitiated.

JEFFERSON: The first of the “Lower Conditions,” as you move downward, is Non-existence.

In this condition, one is simply considered to be invisible as a group member. One is a nonentity. The formula has to do with communicating to other members of the group, finding out what is needed and producing it. That’s the mildest of the “Lower Conditions.”

The next step down is Liability, and in this condition (or lower), one is considered to be no longer a member of the group, and must go through the steps of the formula to petition the group to rejoin. One’s existence as a group member, in other words, is cancelled until one goes through the steps to become a group member again.

In his excellent book, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, Robert Jay Lifton talks about “Dispensing of Existence” as one of the hallmarks of a thought control system. He describes how members are divided into “people” and “non-people.”

But the thought reform process is one means by which non-people are permitted, through a change in attitude and personal character, to make themselves over into people.

And

…one is ever made aware that, should he stray too far along this “erroneous path,” his right to existence may be withdrawn.

THE BUNKER: Did you ever do a Liability Formula?

JEFFERSON: Oh, yes, probably hundreds of times! Anyone who has been on staff or in the Sea Org has been through this many times. Even public were sometimes required to do Liability Formulas. It’s pretty stressful. First, you have to “decide who are one’s friends.” Of course one’s “friends” are those who are group members in good standing. “Friend,” in the context of the formula, means people who are actively contributing to Scientology and not in Lower Conditions. At the Int Base, for instance, if you didn’t put “David Miscavige” at the top of your “friends list,” you got in even more trouble. Then you have to “deliver an effective blow” which usually consisted on writing up Knowledge Reports on crimes or disaffection you knew about, then you had to do an extensive “amends project” and finally petition each member of the group to rejoin. At the Int Base, that meant getting hundreds and hundreds of signatures — and you could only approach people at meal times. It could take many weeks to get out of a Liability Condition.

THE BUNKER: And what was the result of doing the condition, in your experience?

JEFFERSON: Well, you learned not to step out of line. You learned to do as you were told, get your statistics up and obey your seniors! Although, occasionally applying these formulas would have unintended consequences. My exit from Scientology was originally prompted by my realization, during a Liability Formula, that Miscavige was definitely not my friend!

THE BUNKER: So, as we descend down the conditions, what’s next?

JEFFERSON: The next condition down is Doubt, and it is interesting that in Scientology, doubt is considered a “Lower Condition.” In other words, if you start to have doubts about Scientology, or being on staff or being in the Sea Org, you have to go through these formula steps.

THE BUNKER: One of the signs we often see at demonstrations is “Doubt is not a crime.”

JEFFERSON: Exactly. But to Scientology, it is. It is something that has to be dealt with, preferably by the person himself, and the “Doubt Formula” accomplishes that. It’s what Steve Hassan describes as a “thought-stopping ritual,” in his book Combating Cult Mind Control.

Whenever a cult member begins to experience a “bad” thought, he uses thought-stopping to drown out the “negativity” and center himself, thus learning how to shut out anything that threatens his reality…They become quite mechanical because the person is programmed to activate them at the first sign of doubt, anxiety, or uncertainty.

THE BUNKER: So what are the steps if one starts feeling doubts?

JEFFERSON: First, one is supposed to “inform oneself honestly of the actual intentions and activities of that group…brushing aside all bias and rumor,” and then “Examine the statistics” of the group. Of course, when doing this examination, one can only go to approved Church sources of information, that is, Church issues, publications and events. One could not go to the Internet, critical books, or “wog” media!

THE BUNKER: Or the Bunker!

JEFFERSON: Especially the Bunker! Those unapproved sources of information would qualify as “bias and rumor.” Then, once one has done this “examination” of Church-approved information, one is supposed to make a decision based on “the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics,” and of course, you know which way that decision is likely to go.

THE BUNKER: Moving down from Doubt, what’s next?

JEFFERSON: The lowest three conditions, and their formulas, are as follows — in descending order:

Enemy: “Find out who you really are”
Treason: “Find out that you are”
Confusion: “Find out where you are.”

This might seem like mumbo jumbo to the outsider, and, frankly, is even obscure to many Scientologists, although they won’t admit it. But these formulas are obviously intended to be very introverting, and most Scientologists realize that they are being required to perform a major re-evaluation of self at a very basic level, and the hopefully discover a new, “truer” personality that is more “ethical” and more acceptable to the group.Most Scientologists, during these steps, come up with realizations (or “cognitions” as they would say) that they really are their Scientology identity (“I realized that I really am the Tech Sec” “I realized that I am a Scientologist dedicated to Clearing the Planet”) or that they are located in the Scientology group or organization (“I realized that I am at the International Base of Scientology”). Their realizations are usually things which reinforce their group identity.

And that’s really the bottom line on these Lower Conditions. They are designed as a continuing series of formulas and steps which catch anyone deviating from the group ideal (through lowered production, non-compliance, rebelliousness, doubts), publicly disavow and shame them, brand them as “non-persons,” walk them through a series of steps to build up and reinforce their “group identity,” then reward them with readmission to the group.

To go back to Steve Hassan, in Combating Cult Mind Control, he describes the process of unfreezing, or breaking down an individual’s personality, changing that personality with an indoctrination process, and then refreezing — reinforcing the new cult identity. I’ll give Steve the last word here:

Since mind control depends on creating a new identity within the individual, cult doctrine always requires that a person distrust his own self. The doctrine becomes the “master program” for all thoughts, feelings and actions. Since it is the TRUTH, perfect and absolute, any flaw in it is viewed as only a reflection of the believer’s own imperfection. He is taught that he must follow the prescribed formula even if he doesn’t really understand it. At the same time, he is told that he should try to work harder and have more faith so he will come to understand the truth more clearly.

 
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Jefferson Hawkins on Sea Org Life

Karen de la Carriere presents another fascinating video…

 

 
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SUPER POWER COUNTDOWN: 3 Days to Go!

With Scientology’s “Super Power Building” opening this Sunday, we’re counting down the days with some of the wild schematics of contraptions that were planned for the space-aged fifth floor. Today, we take a look at the schematics of the “Pain Station.” The what? This church has some pretty funny ideas…

 
PainStation

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 14, 2013 at 07:00

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  • aurora50

    Here is a story about the REAL navy, and how it treated one old sailor:
    http://idrivewarships.wordpress.com/

    Just a small reminder of the daily insult created by the faux fleet of SO fanatics.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      you mean the MBN? Make-Believe-Navy SO=MBN.

      • ThetaBara

        I like to call it the Damnation Navy.

      • kemist

        I call it the FN – Fake Navy

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      That made me cry. A touching story of genuine love and respect.

      • Eclipse-girl

        I needed more than one Kleenex.

    • Sherbet

      Beautiful, aurora. Thanks for posting it.

    • Eclipse-girl

      TY Aurora. Very poignant.

    • GlibWog

      Snifffff .. Thank you Aurora..

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Thank you.

      I’m really overcome.

      Thanks.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’ve sent an email to KJP to direct him to your story.
      Aside from LRH, I haven’t seen anything that honors the veterans of the S.O. There may be, but it’s pretty much hidden if it is.
      FUCK Co$. They don’t take care of people.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Peter would like to read it. Had a chat with him about Armistice Day.

        • Missionary Kid

          Just go to the URL that aurora50 posted. I cried when I read it. This is certainly what the REAL Navy does for its vets. Co$ just offloads them.

          • Eclipse-girl

            I did too.

      • aurora50

        Thanks, MK. I thought of him when I came across the story.

        • Missionary Kid

          I didn’t want him to miss it. Even though the Navy and Marine Corps are friendly rivals, it’s something that a brother in the Naval service can appreciate. There were Marines that participated, too.

          Thank you for posting it. Kudos.

    • Once_Born

      “Here is a story about the REAL navy, and how it treated one old sailor”
      And a similar story, from the UK

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9990712/Hundreds-turn-out-for-funeral-of-soldier-following-online-appeal.html

    • ze moo

      The Navy , Marine Corps, Army and Air Force appreciate and respect prior service. Especially service during war time. The Sea Arggghhh respects nothing but the dwarfenführer. They do not even respect themselves or they wouldn’t behave like they do.

    • Verve

      My old boss was a tank commander. He trained troops going into the 1st Gulf War at the ATC. I’d love him to take his Abrams M1A1 and plow down Flag. If I told him about Sea Org, the crazy SOB just might. Best boss ever.

  • Sunny Sands

    Tent Watchers’ Update Final preparations for the big weekend are being made. Franklin St. is closed at Ft. Harrison and it looks like they have put asphalt on the public street. The section of Garden Ave. east of the Flag building is closed off.
    There is still a lot of equipment on the patio near the front entrance. Where all the trees in pots are there is a parking lot. It looks like they are setting up several canopies for welcome stations there, but it’s a little hard to see.
    There are some gowns displayed on the sidewalk at a small shop next to the Coachman building. Only 1 bow remains on the north side of the Flag building, everything else has fallen down on that side.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Props, costumes, what a circus!

    • Eclipse-girl

      It is very funny that the bows have blown down.

      • Miss Tia

        BLOWN BOWS!!!! They’re SPs!

        • GlibWog

          bawwwwwwwwwwwwhahahhaha BRILLIANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            “Bow Down” the achingly true story of the selfless sacrifice of twelve volunteer sea org members fighting overwhelming odds and typical Florida weather to bring off the event of the century. Coming to a theatre near you.

    • Observer

      I found the fallen bow hilarious, at least until I remembered that someone is going to be cruelly punished for it. Blow, nameless Sea Orger(s)!

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      I’d be interested to see how many of those gowns are rented out; when and to whom?

      • Sunny Sands

        In front of that shop is where sea org gather a lot waiting for their bus. I guess is it scilon owned.

    • Snippy_X

      Proof that gravity sucks, despite what Scientology says. The lutz of Nature!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Oh, thank you for the daily update! The fallen bow photo is so… forlorn. I will say I am astonished they would just leave it there. I would have had that picked up STAT. Is Mr. Every-Detail-Is-Mine missing a few things?

      You said, “It looks like they are setting up several canopies for welcome stations there, but it’s a little hard to see.” How sweet to look at these as “welcoming stations.” I would be willing to bet these are security, where folks will be frisked and deprived of anything that Missy has determined is Suppressive that morning.

      • Sunny Sands

        Yes, you are right, they are probably something else. In the pic with the road closure sign, on the right, you can see the top of a white canopy. There seemed to be several canopies. I still haven’t seen any signs of “facilities”, i.e. portable restrooms.

        • GlibWog

          OOOh Porta Potties.. For the Protesters.. YES!

        • ze moo

          While the clams are ‘officially’ claiming 10,000 attendees, they can’t be counting on more than 3k between the ‘attendees’ and staff. They still need porta potties. The city must have required that. No potties, no permit.

      • GlibWog

        You bet your ass someone will be RPFd for that.. and the photo that Might just alert the CITY That it is dangerous.. HInt Hint

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        They have hired off-duty TSA technicians and bought up several truckloads of last-generation luggage x-ray machines which have been repurposed into “Welcome to Super Power” preview come-on stations where you can get a taste of the “Radiation” perceptic station by traveling through the space age device, feet first on the conveyor belt while the operator shouts, “feel my beam”.

        • monkeyknickers

          As in . . . . . is that a perceptic beam or are you just happy to see me. ? :))

          I’M SORRY I COULDN’T HELP IT OKAY.
          I’m so ashamed.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            DO NOT DISRESPECT THE BEAM!

            It’s a happy beam. It’s a big, strong, massive hunka hunka burnin’ love beam.

            You’ll love the beam. The beam is kind. The beam floods you with it’s creamy radiant warmth. When you come out you too will beam!

            …Ok, please, I got carried away. I’m sorry. What monkeyknickers said. I’ll try to stop. Is there a snarks anonymous? A twelve pun program? Please, make me stop….

            • Sherbet

              Don’t you dare stop, Michael!

            • monkeyknickers

              It is impossible. To pun is only human, and we can’t deny it. Aceept it. At least . . . .I’m sayin that cuz I did. Just BE THE WATER MICHAEL. BE THE WATER.

            • Kitz

              Good gods….. You weren’t kidding about Gilligan at all. I’d have been quite frightened had I read these earlier…. O.o

    • Jo

      Is scientology obsessed with bows? Here’s a pic of a really sad orange one from a new centre in Israel.

      • Hey is that the same Israel that declared their independence?

        • Casabeca

          It was just on the John P blog roundup…a new cherch to compete with the indy group.

    • May_West

      The city should now be forcing the scientologists to remove all their ribbons / bows from the building. No matter how light that stupid thing is, it could have seriously hurt / killed someone on the ground. I see a huge health and safety issue.

      • Sunny Sands

        You’re absolutely right.

      • GlibWog

        OMG.. yes and to up so high.. If you have ever been conked on the head with a Palm Frond no matter how light from just 12 feet in the air..

        It will take your breath away.

        • Sunny Sands

          Anything like that or even smaller falling in your eye is dangerous, too.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            You men like those giant icicles? Those can put your eye out.

            • TXCowgirl

              Ralphie!

          • GlibWog

            That is just a Lawsuit waiting to happen.. Good God Yaw’all

      • ThetaBara

        ALL of scientology is a huge health and safety issue!

    • Miss Tia

      Bows down, red bows down!

      Everybody, PLEASE, send thoughts for RAIN for this weekend!!! RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s rain on Davey’s parade!!!!!

      • Observer

        And a howling wind …

        • stillgrace2

          The only thing better than a fallen-down red bow is a bedraggled, wet, red bow sailing along the avenue.

          I can’t believe how much I am enjoying the photo of the red bow on the ground! Thank you Sunny Sands!

          • Sunny Sands

            You’re welcome!

          • Observer

            It would be even better if Davey were tangled up in it as it sailed down the avenue …

            • stillgrace2

              How about if it swoops down and sticks to his face during his speech?

            • Observer

              Hahaha! I bet it’s significantly bigger than he is, though–it would knock him flat!

            • Eclipse-girl

              OBS, didn’t you have the vid or a creepy flying skeleton , yesterday?

              How about a big red bow chasing davey?

            • Casabeca

              LOL!

            • Aslansown

              You mean this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxUR4ZZ_Xks

              I wish someone would do that and have a little camera in it…..

            • Eclipse-girl

              yes, TY

          • Eclipse-girl

            I want a moving of that. It would remind of the little red ballon.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            …ninety nine red bows down….

      • ze moo

        50% chance of showers there Friday and 60% on Saturday. Soggy bows be falling everywhere.

      • Andrew Robertson

        For those lucky thetans fortunate to be attending the most important event this sector of the galaxy has ever known, some essential things to note:

        1. Take an umbrella

        Fri 75° showers then rain,light wind, Alligator alert index 5.38%
        Sat 82° showers, light wind, Alligator alert index 7.21%
        Sun 84° cloudy, light wind, Alligator alert index 29.42%

        2. Beware of huge sinkholes:

        ‘Forty-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Leads to Evacuations, Possible Condemned Homes’

        http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/florida-sinkhole/19931041

        Andrew

    • Missionary Kid

      $cientology tech working again.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      RTC EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE TO CHURCH PARISHIONERS

      Festive bunting and large bows are falling off the new Flag Building. Church parishioners are advised to stay at least 100 feet (33 meters) away from the building until further notice to avoid potential injury or death.

      We in RTC are conducting a sweeping investigation to find the hidden SP, or SP’s, behind the falling bunting and large bows.

      Scientology parishioners are hereby ordered to immediately report to the portable sec check kiosks located just outside the Fort Harrison.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        It’s an Act of God.

        The Biggest Suppressive Being in Scientology.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          RTC EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE #2 RE: SUPER POWER & GAT II

          During the launch of Super Power and GAT II, all Scientology parishioners must wear sunscreen, at least SPF 100, and very dark black sunglasses to protect their skin and eyes against the dazzling radiance and luminous effulgence of the Theta Power being transmitted in and through the human form of COB RTC David Miscavige.

          Sea Org ushers will be present to attend to those who faint, fall into a swoon, break out into sudden dancing, develop hives, speak in tongues, convulse, vomit, or whose heads suddenly explode from the overwhelming spiritual intensity of the the event.

          Parishioners over 50 years of age must be “Cardio Cleared” by Scientology doctors at Flag, this to ensure that their old meat bodies can stand the incredible intensity of planetary change.

          Note: The local gravitational field of the Flag Land Base will change during the launch of Super Power and GAT II. We therefore cannot be held responsible for parishioners who suddenly float off into Outer Space and perish.

          • OrangySky

            OTVIII…don’t tell me, you just saw “GRAVITY”?

    • Dog Saluter

      Ha ha this is beyond awesome! Kinda like the Ayatollah Khomeini falling out of his coffin during the funeral procession.
      Whoever put that bow up is in SERIOUS trouble.

    • They are too busy trying to blame someone to pick up the bows on the ground.

    • aurora50

      You know how there are Webby awards? and Tory C is on video doing some also?

      there need to be “Best of the Bunker” Awards…
      and top prize for Photo Journalism goes to S Sands!

    • aurora50

      Notice how in the pic of the rental dresses, the hues match those of the Sci PR? the blue identical to that phallic symbol in the pic above it…

      • OrangySky

        Remember, special effects! They are going to PACK that room if it takes all their CGI powers to do it!

    • OrangySky

      Note to self- next time I plan to put a giant bow around Casa Del Sky, make sure I wait until the day of the event. Oh – and get a weather report.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I decided that sinkhole in Dunedin, Florida was definitely in the wrong place… So… well…

    (refresh)

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Wow! You can write that up as an OT phenomenon!!!!!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      AP November 14, 2013. Clearwater, Florida

      A humanitarian disaster struck the new Scientology Super Power building today when a massive sinkhole opened up under the imposing downtown structure, swallowing over 15 years of construction work and untold numbers of body thetans.

      Local residents observed that the disaster was exacerbated by surviving Scientology Sea Org members refusing to assist those dangling from the wreckage until they wrote up their overts and withholds, confessed their crimes and did a doubt formula.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        And here come the VMs, with literally ARMSFULL of Way to Happiness booklets, which are being flung into the pit to shore up sides…

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        AP November 14, 2013. Clearwater, Florida

        Speaking about the giant sinkhole that swallowed the Super Power Building this morning, Church of Scientology spokesman Ken Delusion heatedly disagreed with City of Clearwater inspectors who said the sinkhole was caused by a series of, “Enormous, mysterious, and hidden subterranean water pipes that flooded the area with ocean water. These pipes were apparently designed to cause an enormous sinkhole.”

        “We in the Church of Scientology know nothing about these so-called ‘mysterious pipes’ that are alleged to have caused the sinkhole which swallowed our new Flag Building whole. What we are dealing with now is consoling over 10,000 parishioners who have flown here to Clearwater to attend the grand opening — a grand opening Mr. Miscavige has now been forced to cancel due the sudden and unexpected sinkhole. Thankfully, Mr. Miscavige was wise enough to have taken out a rather large insurance policy in his own name to protect him against sinkholes, etc.”

        “Scientology parishioners are undeterred by this natural disaster and fundraising efforts have already been started to build a new Super Power building in Trementina, New Mexico on extremely remote private property owned by the Church that is only accessible by air.”

        • GlibWog

          Hey 8.. WTH are you doing…? Ya got a ribbon that blew off the ” Monstrosity ” of a Building.. ”

          STAT! CHOP CHOP.. Dont’ cha got a Tux to rent? MOVE…

          • Eclipse-girl

            OT8 might cut a fine figure in a tux

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          There’s always a silver lining in Scientology… even if you have to Mock Up one!

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          FLASH ANNOUNCEMENT!

          To show concern and compassion for those lost in today’s disaster, COB has authorized immediate release of the long under secret development technical release designed to specifically address such terrible suffering:

          The NEW GAT II Flag Only recovery process: “END of ENDLESS BASEMENT RUNDOWN! (EEBD) It is being rushed to the remaining Flag auditors and registrars are standing by to take your $100,000 per intensive with a Technical Estimate of only Five Intensives usually necessary to reach the Eternal End Phenomena. (EEBD EEP)

          Hurry, the lines are forming NOW!

        • OrangySky

          “Thankfully, Mr. Miscavige was wise enough to have taken out a rather
          large insurance policy in his own name to protect himself against losses
          occurring due to sinkholes, hurricanes, terrorists, etc.””

          Best part of a lousy day, OTVIIIisGrrr8! I know in RL you have a 2D (and so do I), but I can always dream…

      • Ian

        Don’t wish that on the clams. Think how many more years of fundraising DM could squeeze out of that. It would be a perfect outcome. Never ending fundraising, and no need to deliver!

      • OrangySky

        That’s one way to clear the planet.

    • Like this

      • Robert Eckert

        You have one too many fingers upraised in that picture.

  • Robert Eckert

    Again I repost, for the benefit of anyone thinking of going to Clearwater for the festivities, the advice from Reality Scamz

    • This post has been repeatedly flagged; obviously it genuinely worries OSA so it needs to be reposted often

    Always have a video camera or regular camera Ready at a Moments Notice.

    If possible go with a more than 1 person

    Park 6-8 blocks out of the downtown area (Not Whole Foods lot)

    Use a BUS you can check the schedule at http://www.psta.net/index.php

    DO NOT USE A TAXI

    Use a different route to enter and exit the area. When leaving take your time, stop for coffee or browse a few blocks away. Make some turns and keep eyes open.

    Clearwater PD is well aware of Wearing a Mask, just put it on a few blocks before you get there.

    Consider bringing Water and possible a backpack with a Hat, , Different shirt, Sunglasses, Knit Cap; You can hide your hair underneath, also Big Sunglasses, (if No Mask Wanted)

    They will VIDEO YOU the less of your body they see the Better.

    Google Maps is your friend

    Once you get there even with an Anon do not tell people your real name, they will not be offended.

    After you get there Anon’s (Probably Guy Fawkes Masks) can probably give you further information. Guy Fawkes masks can be gotten at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dapparel&field-keywords=guy%20fawkes%20mask&sprefix=guy+faw%2Caps%2C292

    You can also go to Why We Protest, if you have trouble finding information ask a MOD

    Bella Lugosi also posts advice:

    To anyone thinking about showing up for a protest;

    1. Buddy up. Never protest alone.

    2. Make sure your batteries on the camera/phone is charged. Video/voice recordings take a lot out of battery life.

    3. Know your local statutes regarding what is public vs. private property lines. Respect them.

    4. Don’t get on the bad side of Clearwater PD! If you believe a cop is being a bastard just record and post! Like wise with Clams!

    5. Have F U N! It’s not everyday you got front row seats to the Tipping Point!

    6. Do some reseasrch on high level Clams and OSA. Know your Cultie!

    7. Ask questions!

    RS has these sign suggestions (remember, you only have seconds to get through to a Sea Org member):

    Communication is the Universal Solvent..Why Will You Not Talk To Me?

    Are you Getting what they Promised when you Joined?

    Sea Org you are not Even Clear

    What if We Are Telling The Truth & Scientology is Lying? Dare you Ask?

    When was Your Last Lib

    When was Your Last Phone Call Home that Was Not Monitored

    Why Do You Have To Leave Your Mail Enveloped Open, So OSA Can Read it First!

    You are Your Body

    You are Your Mind

    What’s your Retirement Plan?

    Your Family Misses you

    You Didn’t Pull It In, It Pulled You In

    Homo Novis No you Are Just Like Us

    The Truth Is Free

    You Can Do Whatever You Want

    You Can Say Whatever You Want

    Doubt Is not a Crime

    1-866-X SEA ORG

    Why Are So Many Declared

    Don’t Route Out, Just Blow..Help is Available…We Love you

  • Observer

    Black Rob has posted a bunch more screenshots over at WWP. There’s one where someone who’d been to the GAT II briefings wrote up a summary of his understanding of it, which his wife posted. My favorite line is where he says the purpose of the orgs is to clear the planet, not make money.

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/i-have-a-thetan-who-does-things-to-my-mirror-and-its-annoying-what-should-i-do.105033/page-63

    • Miss Tia

      I’m REALLY curious about the ‘top gun’ references now…..they’re SERIOUSLY co-opting tom cruise movie titles??

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Jefferson, I love the lead photo. Very portland post-grundge urban aesthetic. The “OBEY” sign seems to be a mash-up of the signs in “They Live” starring rowdy Roddy Piper. I’m also guessing it has felt the touch of the shoop.

    Anyway! Great Photo!

    • Missionary Kid

      Michael, do you have any advice for any of us that may be going to the TomKat performance about $cion spies?

      • Eclipse-girl

        They are supposed to ALL be in florida right now.

        Stage makeup, prostethics, cross dressing?

        • Missionary Kid

          Well, I am going as a hot 20 something female. 😉
          There’s always got to be someone who can’t afford to be in CW or is in a lower condition who might be assigned.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Two potential areas: Being identified by $ spies, and identifying $ spies.

        The first is probably easier to deal with: Eclipse-girl’s suggestions below. Also, Guy Fawkes masks, goodwill clothing in the wrong sizes, wigs, makeup to distort facial recognition programs, etc. Gloves. Goodwill shoes.

        The second: Anybody with a camera pointed at the audience. People standing around trying not to appear to be watching who is coming in an who is going. Anyone who is not talking or laughing genuinely and animatedly.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’ll remember all of that, thanks. There is a chance to meet the cast members in a bar afterwards.

          • GlibWog

            I know you won’t do this KID… Don’t give your name to anyone..

            even if they appear to having a great time in the audience. ” So how far did you have to drive to see this?

            Hi my name is Fred.. Looks like you are an SP too? ” ( They are sneaky and they are good.)

          • ThetaBara

            If you see someone who you think is a spy, take a photo of them and check out their reaction.

            • Missionary Kid

              Will do.

      • Dog Saluter

        Let ’em spy. They’re a paper tiger.

      • Verve

        I send my avenger monkeys to take care of them.

  • GlibWog

    And this is why we Come here..and go to Antiscn sites. This is why we Protest.. This is for All who are disconnected from families.. These words will be buried in all of our minds as the Cornerstone of the new FLAG SP MECCA.

    These are the words spoken by an Evil Man and the torch taken by another Evil Man. ( Notice I did not say given to or passed onto.

    TheyShouldNotHaveDied.Wordpress.com We do this in their honor. The fallen.

    • Eclipse-girl

      TY

      • GlibWog

        I want all of us when they are cutting that Freakin ribbon.. to imagine these words and put them right on the corner of that Building..

        AND FOR ALL THE BODIES BURIED UNDER IT!

        • Eclipse-girl

          Maybe in the air pulled by a plane? Maybe displayed by protesters? Maybe used as windshield block for cars parked in the area?

    • Verve

      Sorry, Laff-able Ronny Tubbard, you can’t scare anyone anymore. Your diseased mind is rotting in the ground and your successor is an inferior muppet shrimp. When the whales and clams come to their senses, they’ll be eating shrimp bisque.

      • GlibWog

        Yep Monkey!

      • Missionary Kid

        Thanks for your new LRH nickname.

        • Verve

          I am pleased to serve in your noble pursuit. 🙂

    • OrangySky

      Yesterday, SoS said something along the lines of “I will never die.” (Don’t recall the quote and don’t have the energy to go back. Sucky sucky day.)
      That gave me chills.

      You know, I have a degree of faith. I happen to believe there is something beyond this, though I’d never presume to say what it might or might not be. It might just be decomposition.
      But still. There’s something chilling about the whole “drop the body” thing.

      It’s like the Heaven’s Gate kids poisoning themselves to join the spaceship. To have so much certainty that you could do terrible things to yourself and others.
      Chills.

      • GlibWog

        Chills is right.. I remember Youtube Video.. I think it was Portland.. Maybe not..

        But a Crazy Ass woman said… ” I WOULD DIE.. I WOULD TAKE A BULLET FOR COB..”

        Or something nuts like that.. ugh.. And then MRinder had posts under an invitation from Scn.. saying..

        Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige are OUR BEST FRIENDS..PUKE

  • splog

    OMFG. Treason.

    I remember that one all too well. I reckon I spent the last 20 years of my 27 Scientology career convincing myself I was in Treason all.the.time.

    What a mindfuck.

    And the definition, it’s like trying to hold a wriggly eel – just when you think you might have it, and try to use it, it falls out of your head and you’re left more clueless than before. What does it mean exactly?

    Find out that I actually exist?
    Find out that I am the ?
    Following on from Confusion to find out where I am exactly, is it to be really certain that it is actually me that is here?
    Something else?
    Or maybe the sneaking suspicion is true – that it is just Hubbard messing with my head

    Jeff’s right – no Scientologist on the planet has a clue what that last three conditions mean, and no-one will admit it out loud. We all developed pat answers and shiny false smiles that made the ethics officer happy.

    • Verve

      Welcome to the Monkey Horde. Have all the bananas you want, we don’t mind sharing. No mindf’s here, we play Scrabble and throw poo at Little Boots. It’s a relaxing place with mango margaritas. 😀

      • splog

        And don’t forget the shoops! The shoops are awesome.

        the 3 Stooges = Best.Shoop.Eva.

        • Verve

          So sorry, how could I forget the shoops! Stoopid monkey! Yes, we most definitely have some Super-Powered Shoopers here, lol.

    • ThetaBara

      Glad you got out! Thinking about all this stuff gives me a condition of confusion sometimes, but then I go read something else and it goes away. 😉

    • Candygram

      I don’t know why… and i may be repeating myself… but a lot of $ci-isms remind me of a joke i read years ago about microsoft support… tho, on closer inspection, the analogy breaks down with the words “100 percent correct” since much of $scientology and LRH lore is comprised of syllables strung together senselessly:

      “There was a pilot flying a small single engine charter plane, with a couple of very important executives on board. He was coming into the Seattle airport through thick fog with less than 10 miles visibility when his instruments went out. He began circling around looking for a landmark. Finally, a small opening in the fog appears and he sees a tall building with a guy working alone on the fifth floor. He banks the plane around, rolls down the window and shouts to the guy, “Hey where am I?”

      The man replies, “You’re in an airplane.” The pilot rolls up the window, executes a 275 degree turn and proceeds to perform a perfect blind landing on the airport runway 5 miles away. Just as the plane stops, so does the engine as the fuel has run out. The passengers are amazed and one asks how he did it.

      “Quite easy,” replies the pilot, “I asked the guy in that building a simple question. The answer he gave me was 100 percent correct but absolutely useless, therefore, that must be Microsoft’s support office and from there the airport is just five miles due East.”

      — courtesy of http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f289/microsoft-joke-404432.html

  • Sunny Sands

    Tent Watchers’ Update Here’s a before and after picture of “bowgate”. The north side of the Flag building on Tuesday and the north side today after the bow and bunting fell off.

    • Verve

      Nice pics as usual, Sunny.

      What does everyone think that bow cost, $50k? 100? Gah, what a waste of money.

      • Sunny Sands

        Thank you! I was wondering the same thing about the entire proceedings. A new park with probably $100K into it likely more, they blacktopped a partial city street today (Franklin St.), 3 tents, graphics on the tents estimated at $200K by another poster, dozens of large potted trees, and bows and bunting wrapped around a building. Extravagant waste for nothing.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Less than 1 mill by the figures you have listed.

          Co$ could do better than this.

        • Dog Saluter

          I paid $25,000 for that bow. Then I found out nine other people did the same.

          • Eclipse-girl

            You should contact the chirch for a refund. I hear they have a procedure for that.

          • DamOTclese2

            Hell! I paid $25,000 also… Twice!

        • Verve

          Jeez, my entire extended family could go get their Bachelors and Masters degrees for that much money! Or buy a few houses. Bread and circus time, methinks.

    • Eclipse-girl

      The rosette that is still affixed to the building should be forced down as it is massive and good damage some one or some thing.

      I would love it if CW somehow fined co$ for their inability to fix rosettes, bows and ribbons to a building and potentially harming people and property.

      I also think the single rosette looks like a target.

    • FromPolandWithLove

      Bow is blown for good:)

      • Verve

        “Bow, bow, blow the bow down, merrily down the stream.
        Life is but a nightmare, in Miscaviage’s dreams.”

    • Oh no! Did the bow blow?

      • OrangySky

        Time for another bow blow drill!

    • chukicita

      The bow is in a condition of Treason! Sunny, we’ve had some high winds in the past couple days, eh?

      • FLUNK Clearly it’s in CONFUSION. It needs to find out where it is!

      • Sunny Sands

        I’m sure that’s the reason, Tuesday night had a lot of wind.

        • chukicita

          Just saw the Ch. 8 forecast – kinda rainy for Friday, possibly through Saturday night.

    • OrangySky

      Bowgate!

      OMG, I can’t help but feel a pang in my heart for the poor SO’s who are being reamed by COB right now to “Make it go right!” I wonder who will be blamed for “pulling in” the wind?

      • GlibWog

        ” YOU ALL SCOHB……….DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING MYSELF ?..”

        • You know this is a HUGE embarrassment. All of the scientologists scattered around FH right now saw this and though, “WOW THE SPS ARE TRYING TO GET US OMG THEY’RE ELECTROBOTMIZING THE BOW!!!”

          • Eclipse-girl

            SP electrobotmizing tech works

            • Charlotte

              I am gigglesnorting with a feeding baby on my lap

            • Eclipse-girl

              And that is a wonderful time to be gigglesnorting.

            • GlibWog

              Shit I Giggle snorted my dog off my lap 2 hours ago!

      • Casabeca

        At Costco, asking for gallons of superglue?
        Worst job ever.

    • You’re awesome for getting these pics. I wish I could be in CW.

      • Sunny Sands

        Thanks, wish you could be here, too.

    • Eclipse-girl

      I know that the opening is tomorrow, or this weekend. It may be difficult to get shots in the next few days.

      I want to ask you if it is possible for you to continue this series until the is removed in Jan.
      The removal of the tent is an event that I think CW will be cheering on.

      (Please work on the flikr page, too)

      • Sunny Sands

        I wish I could answer you definitely, but tent watching is a day-to-day endeavor.

        • Eclipse-girl

          We ALL enjoy what you have done. If you need a break, then take one.

          Take care of yourself, first.

    • May_West

      Did someone measure the required length for the bunting wrong? Seems to me they put that thing up off-centred. Compare right side mini bow placement vs left side mini bow placement, with respect to the building..

      • Eclipse-girl

        The building on not symmetric.

        i don’t think the bunting can manage a corner because of the wind.

        Now looking the the second photo and the mini on the right, that gap could be why that mini bow and bunting were blown off.

    • Robert Eckert

      Are those bow-dy thetans?

    • RMycroft

      They’d better be careful about that.

      • Observer

        Hahahaha! (I have spent many an hour in Skyrim)

    • EnthralledObserver

      Speaking of bows on buildings… went for a drive to get something yesterday, and having NEVER seen bow-tech before, ever employed on a building… lo and behold, there was a “reopening” of a business that had recently moved premises with a big fricken red bow and ribbon wrapped around it… like a present, with a gift tag to the town and all. I had to take a pic. I’ll share if anyone wants to see it.
      The bad news is it’s just an electrical store, and again, not a new one, just a re-opening… and the new place they occupy was the old nightclub. Yeah, great, now less places to go out in our town – lovely.

      • Robert Eckert

        I bet it still looks better than the SP building.

    • Mark

      Well, if they will leave all sorts of ropes dangling from the swags and bows (as seen in Tony’s Monday picture of the big red bow) it might tempt some mischievous spirits to have an experimental tug or two:

  • media_lush

    Posting this pic again as John P left a message…. maybe those who know could help out:

    “Would be interesting to have someone who recognizes the people in that picture to estimate when it was taken and to say how many of the six guys flanking Miscavige are still in the cult. Or how many are in the hole.”

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Never in, but based on how short and goofy Miscavige looks, I’d say it was taken… about last week.

      (Thanks folks! I’m here all week, try the roast beef!)

      • Dog Saluter

        You’ll need a coupon though. No cash or cards.

        • Eclipse-girl

          thats right, one much have their food coupns at $10.00 and $45.00
          (WHO THOUGHT OF THAT?)

          How much of a fuck up do you think may happen at those food tents?

          • Dog Saluter

            It’s going to be a disaster.

          • GlibWog

            SHIT ..HOW ABOUT THE ID TABLE????

            You couldn’t pay me enough to be responsible for that.. EVER

            • Casabeca

              One inch from the Hole.

            • GlibWog

              Absolutely Cassie.. You know it.. First a Video/ pictures etc. Will be put out! Period.. I don’t care how tight the security is.

              Someone ready to blow? Someone pissed off.. Someone who has planned this for years..

              or someone who just thought of it… Maybe someone who is all ” Good to Go ” His/ her straight and vertical will soon be horizontal walking out the door with camera in hand.

              errrrrr camera in his fancy ” Watch.”

            • Eclipse-girl

              Mr E and his partner have a nice sit down holiday dinner for the employees in Dec.

              The ID tags are made for people, and then nicely displayed on a table. They find their own damn tags.

    • Eclipse-girl

      I think just being able to name them should win a prize, too.

      To name those people that I would have to run through “we stand tall” again and I do not want to do that.

      I think that is Jesse Prince on the far right.

      • Ruby

        Oh oh!! I named them! Do I get a prize? :))

        • Eclipse-girl

          (((HUGS)))

        • 3feetback-of-COS

          Free ride on the oil table?

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        I got all but Greg Wilhere. That is Mark Ingber on the right, not Jesse. Jesse was long gone by then.

    • Ruby

      They are, from left to right, Ray Mithoff, Greg Wilhere, Marc Yager, Der Leader, Norman Starkey, Guillame Leserve, Mark Ingber. (not sure on spelling of all )
      As far as I know, they are in the hole. I think SOS said Guillame was out somewhere recently?
      It looks like maybe it is a new years eve event and they are counting down to midnight? And the year is in back of them?? Something with an 8? That is just a guess.

      • Eclipse-girl

        did SOS claim Guillame was at the open for the Idle Morgue in Milan?

        • Ruby

          I think that may have been it. Good memory Egirl!

        • Robert Eckert

          It does not appear to be true, however. Subsequently, what SoS said was that he had seen a picture of Lesevre in the Milano Org, and that he could not take a picture of this picture to verify that even such a picture existed.

          • Eclipse-girl

            SOS has never provided any evidence of they claims that s/he makes.

        • FromPolandWithLove

          Yes I remember SoS claimed that

      • That would be WDC – The original Watchdog Committee. When they made public appearances.

        • Ruby

          I believe Greg Wilhere was Inspector General then. Ray was IGTech, Marc was IGAdmin, Norman was Trustee, Guillame was ED Int, And Mark Ingber was IGEthics?

          • Wasn’t Mithoff Snr C/S Int at some point? When did Marty Rathbun become IG Ethics?

            • Ruby

              Yes, he was … sometime around here. But, I do know that Jeff Walker was Sr. C/S Int around this time 1988/89. So…that’s why I thought Mithoff IGTech?…but, I could be wrong.
              I am not sure when Marty took on IGEthics.

            • I feel like Wilhere was IG Tech and Mithoff was IG. You probably know better than me. I think I was two at this time. LOL

              I thought that Mithoff had been demoted from IG to Snr C/S Int in the 2000s.

            • Ruby

              Ray was definitely IG Tech and Wilhere was definitely his senior so, that would have made him Inspector General. Then the demotion for Ray to Sr. C/S Int after Walker blew. That would align to your year of 2000.

            • Okay cool. I remember seeing bulletins written by Mithoff and thinking to myself, “How is anyone supposed to take this guy seriously if he fucked up so bad he was demoted…”

            • chukicita
            • Ruby

              ok, well, I’m not sure what Ingber’s post was then.

            • So that means that is probably marty in the picture up there, next to Miscavige no? It looks like him.

            • chukicita

              I’ve never seen a picture of Norman Starkey, maybe Ruby was there? From images I’ve seen of Marty, it does resemble him.

            • Cat Daddy

              He was a lot of things. And I don’t want to hear your OSA troll shit

              http://www.freezone.org/reports/e_jmayo2.htm

              “The Chairman of the Committee of Evidence was Ray
              Mithoff. Gelda apparently had done a secret investigation which
              had resulted in David Mayo and myself being removed from our
              positions and which had inserted Ray Mithoff, her husband, as the
              new Senior C/S International. To make things worse, our only
              recourse was the Committee of Evidence, which was chaired by Ray
              Mithoff. David Miscavige had ordered the Scientology Committee of
              Evidence and his wife, Shelly, was a member of the committee”

          • OrangySky

            A Trustee! A Trustee! Ruby’s found one of those elusive Trustees!

            • Ruby

              ah ha! Ya…isn’t he the Trustee of LRH’s estate? I think that is his post title.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      That’s an old picture. I might have been there. I’m guessing, the new years celebration held in the big tent on the parking lot of big blue, Circa 2000 or 2001. I think Edgar Winter played.

      Edit: Unless that is a 1988 behind them.

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        in the background it looks like a number ending in an 8. New years 1998?

        • Ruby

          definitely NOT 1998. I think 1988.

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            It definitely has two 8s, so I think it must say 1988

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            But wouldn’t that mean it’s from 1987? Usually New Years parties have the next year’s decorations

            • GlibWog

              Jimmy.. I’m goin to call you on that.. Remember 2000…?

              I was a bartender in restaurants..that always celebrated New Year’s Eve… and the New Year was always Put on hats, decorations, Tables etc.

              Worst Tipping night EVAH…

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              People don’t tip on New Years? Shame on them.

              If there was one night people would be willing to part with their money, New Years 2000 would’ve been a good guess. We all thought the apocalypse was coming.

            • GlibWog

              Nope.. The true Drinkers and tippers stay home! Too many drunks on the road..

              The ones that usually go out .. Go out Twice a Year.. Anniversary and NYears Eve..

              and nurse a drink all night! ( We are talking about in the 70s at a real Swanky Dinner Club.. People would eat and come to the ” Lounge.”

              Big band.. Free Bottle of Champagne.. ( no tip)

              So their bill could have been for

              2 beers all night. ( Back then beer was $1.25 ) .. and they would be on the dance floor all night dancing to ” Feelings.” or ” My Way ”

              Or the drunks who forgot to tip.. FUN TIMES.. FUN TIMES..

              ( But after they left we got Smashed on Leftover Free Champayne..hahaha ) and WE became the drunks on the road..

            • Eclipse-girl

              We go out to dinner with friends on MY and then go to their house. We split our dinner bill, but Mr E and I always tip.

            • OrangySky

              I worked a New Year’s Eve once in Fanueil Hall in Boston. Yikes. You’re right. Everybody forgot to tip.

      • Casabeca

        Can you remind me of the address for MK’s shower?
        Here or email me at avi plus gee male.
        My iPad doesn’t let me do it thru discus, so many thanks :).

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          My interpretation of your addy was incorrect, so:

          Michael Tilse
          P.O. Box 2753
          Corvallis OR 97339

          There is a different one for UPS. No FedEx.

          • Casabeca

            Thank you!

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      I confess I don’t know much about fashion, but those outfits look STUPID!!

      I mean are they supposed to be tuxedos? With braids and epaulets? or are they supposed to be uniforms? with cumberbunds and bow ties? short jackets?? Call the maitre di .

      I’d assign them a condition of Fashion Confusion!

      • OrangySky

        They’re faux-naval. An insult to vets.

        • 3feetback-of-COS

          I wish the real navy would get some kind of injunction against them for disgracing the uniform or something.

          • OrangySky

            The uniforms are so kitsch, I think the navy would be ashamed to even make the comparison 😉

      • DamOTclese2

        Their little toy sailor outfits look like they came straight out of a Gillbert and Sullivan opera, one where the abject stupidity of British aristocrats is being spoofed.

    • palmas74

      the year is on the wall behind 1988? maybe

      • Ruby

        I think so too, yes!

    • Sherbet

      It’s the Harmonica Gang with Johnny Puleo in front.

    • NOLAGirl

      All The Queens Men.

    • sugarplumfairy

      They look like cruise ship waiters..

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        Bingo!

      • Casabeca

        Hello beautiful retiree…may I have this dance?

        • sugarplumfairy

          Lol.. Here.. Let me hold your purse for you.. It looks heavy..

          • Casabeca

            Arthritis you say? Fiddly necklace clasp?
            Why I’d be happy to help you back to your cabin!

        • OrangySky

          !!!! 🙂 !!!!

      • Missionary Kid

        It’s a weak attempt to try to look like U.S. Navy formal dress. Are those gold cummerbunds? That’s what really makes it tacky.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Given that others have dated this to NY 1988, that is DM at age 27

      • stillgrace2

        He’s so Tiny! Petite! Short! Small! Little!

        • Eclipse-girl

          he hasn’t grown any taller. not even by singing “We Stand Tall”

        • 3feetback-of-COS

          just demonstrates that the Church of Scientology does not discriminate against those who are vertically challenged…

          • Eclipse-girl

            No. Those who have vertical advantages are the one discriminated against. They get put into the hole

        • TXCowgirl

          Lillieputian! Minikin! Pocket-size! Pygmy!

        • Observer

          Homuncular!

          • Aslansown

            I love that word!

        • Verve

          If we put him on the rack we *might* be able to use him as a yardstick.

      • Aslansown

        He hadn’t yet had his growth spurt.

        • Eclipse-girl

          not another keyboard incident. You and Glib, today. GRR

          • Aslansown

            Hahahaha! I haven’t been on long enough today to see many posts, but I have no doubt that Glibby has some humdingers! She ALWAYS cracks me up!

            • Eclipse-girl

              you will have fun. She has only been on in the later part of the afternoon (that i noticed)

            • Aslansown

              Can’t wait to read them! I could use a good laugh!

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            If you are using a Mac and have those nice low profile keyboards, you can get a flexible silicone keyboard condom that keeps the Sudden Turbulence Disturbance from affecting your computer.

            • Eclipse-girl

              That is exactly what I need. Mr E is going to laugh, and chortle, and snickersnort.

              Off to check Google for that.

    • Truthiwant

      I can’t be sure of this but the last two numbers are 88 and the first two numbers are 11.
      This would make it 1188. The time of the crusades. So, I guess the little guy in the centre is David The Lion Heart and the others are his Crusaders.
      Intersting fact from 1188. All citizens were taxed 1/10th of their wage to fund the Crusade.

    • Missionary Kid

      He looks like Charlie McCarthy.

    • From left to right the Seven Scientology Dwarfs:

      Serfac-y
      Degreaded Being-y
      Scared-y
      Violent-y
      Liabilit-y
      Hole-y
      Blow-y

      • Eclipse-girl

        Serfac-y was Mike Rinder.

        • Fine he can be “Out-ethics-y”

          • Cat Daddy

            Sec-checky ?

        • ThetaBara

          Since Rinder is out I’ve bestowed it on that rat bastard Allender.

          • Eclipse-girl

            is Allender an Aussie?

            • ThetaBara

              AFAIK he’s just an asshole. But the phrase “ser fac’y cocksucker” just seems to fit him!

            • Eclipse-girl

              It does.
              Its just if there is another high ranking aussie ….
              Those aussies earned that title.

    • DamOTclese2

      Good grief, what a bunch of clowns, something straight out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

    • aurora50

      Notice how all the other men stand with their legs straddled, to shorten their stance, and STILL Mr M looks like a Mouseketeer!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        He really does look like about a twelve year old in this picture.

        • OrangySky

          Justin Beiber’s uglier older brother.

      • OrangySky

        That’s interesting. I wonder if they were doing it subliminally, or if it was an order?

    • Captain Howdy

      What’s the ruinous runt doing on stage with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Gay_Men%27s_Chorus

    • Verve

      Asshat #1, Asshat #2, Asshat #3, Asshat #4, Asshat #5, Asshat #6.
      I don’t think their names would be any more descriptive.

      edit-
      Or Sir Shorty and the Dipwads of the Oiliness Table?

    • N. Graham

      Here’s the caption from the picture on Operation Clambake:The top of Scientology at their new year event in 1987. From the left: Captain Ray Mithoff, Captain Greg Wilhere, Captain Marc Yager, Captain David Miscavige, Commander Norman Starkey, Captain Guillaume Leserve and Captain Mark Ingber.
      Here’s the link:
      http://www.xenu.net/archive/so/
      The picture is halfway down the page.

  • Observer

    So it’s Thursday, and we haven’t seen a systematic downvoter for weeks. No troll today, either. Makes me wonder if somebody’s got something up their sleeve, or if they’ve got bigger whales fish to fry.

    • Eclipse-girl

      They are all flying into Florida today, to start a two week prison tour.

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        I wonder if they’ve chartered any planes? it would be cheaper than all buying tickets.

        • Eclipse-girl

          OOH, good idea.

      • Jo

        That’s hilarious E-girl 🙂

      • Missionary Kid

        Is that like the tour on the SS Minnow?

        • Eclipse-girl

          yes, but without the hi jinks of Gilligan, the intelligence of the Professor, the beauty of both Mary Anne and Ginger, or the money of the Howells.

          Just with the blow hardyness of the Captain

          (With apologies to Alan Hale Jr)

          • Missionary Kid

            😉 I just meant the length of time that the tour would take.

            • Eclipse-girl

              3 yrs?

            • Missionary Kid

              It was more of a reference to the people who went there several months ago, expecting to return, then not kept there so they’d be there for the grand opening. It was pretty obscure.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I am just having fun with my childhood. I loved Gilligan’s Island. Imagine my surprise when I found Dobie Gillis as an adult.

            • Missionary Kid

              I had read a lot of Max Shulman’s stories before the TV series came out, then I read I was a Teenage Dwarf, The Feather Merchants, and Barefoot Boy with Cheek

              The TV series wasn’t bad, but the books were better. Unfortunately, I could read a lot faster than watch a story on TV.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I try hard to read stories. I never read Max Shulman. I imagine they were hilarious and apropos to the time. sorta like the Wimpy kid diaries of today.

            • Missionary Kid

              The were written for adults. Some of his stories were turned into plays and movies.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I will look him.

        • Observer

          Yes.

          • GlibWog

            Fabulous Obs..

    • Dog Saluter

      There. Feel better now? 😉

      • Observer

        I’d have been disappointed if nobody had downvoted it!

        • EnthralledObserver

          Had to add some ‘systematic downvoting’ in there… 😉

          • Dog Saluter

            Ha ha ha! I’m lovin’ it. My first downvote!!

            • EnthralledObserver

              I want to both up-vote and down-vote at the same time… stupid disqus! :p

    • Verve

      I think we bitch slapped SOS into a corner, weeping, after yesterday. The Force is strong with The Bunker.

  • Ian

    No, two years later, in 1967, he was sailing the high seas with the Sea Organization, a rag-tag group of young Scientologists

    That was almost

    No, two years later, in 1967, he was sailing the high seas with the Sea Organization, a rag-tag fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest.

    • Verve

      “Sea- the final confusion. On a 5 year trip to delusions of greatness, to boldly go where no thetan has gone before. These are the adventures of the S.S. Shithead. Doo, do do do do, dah da…”

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Heh. Props for the BG reference.

      “Blubbertard Ginormica”

    • DamOTclese2

      ROFL! Battle Earth Galactica!

  • Miss Tia

    Yeah, late in the day tweeting…..i dunno why i didn’t tweet this morning….oh yeah, i wasn’t particular ‘inspired’…..seeing the red bows down in the pix below inspired me! 🙂

    When those big red obnoxious bow blew off the SP building? The spirit of Lisa McPherson & the others you have killed @scientology #Remember

    It’s THURSDAY & the streets of Clearwater are STILL EMPTY! COB will really echo won’t he? 15+ years then 2 weeks notice! @scientology

    Oiliness table, pain station, what else could there be @scientology? People can get oiled up, then that pain station is ribbed for pleasure!

    There are probably more SPs and people @scientology has killed (including @narconon) than ACTUAL members! #SHAME #WeRemember

    Can @AC360 cover the REALITY of @scientology’s disconnection policy & how @tomcruise is allowed to violate it & @lori_hodgson is not. [I tweeted this same tweet with different news organizations in it: @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC, @maddow, @ETonlinealert, @KTLA, @THR, @showbiz411, and @gawker]

    Y is @scientology allowed 2 repeatedly violate @craigslist TOU @jimbuckmaster? This is just from 1 city http://brownsville.en.craigslist.org/search/ccc?catAbb=eee&query=956+365+4020&zoomToPosting= #AllOverUSA

    People if you could please help by flagging these ads as spam or prohibited it would help stop @scientology http://brownsville.en.craigslist.org/search/ccc?catAbb=eee&query=956+365+4020&zoomToPosting= THANKS!

    If the opening of the SP building is the biggest event in the world @scientology, why do you want to keep it from people?

    You claim, @scientology, that you can confront & shatter people who are against you, yet you are VERY VERY scared of protesters, why? #Truth

    Can’t run the risk of Sea Org members seeing a family member @scientology who they were forced to disconnect from? Can’t have them escape?

    If @scientology makes people’s mind SO STRONG, why CAN’T they handle seeing THE TRUTH? Huh, cuz they’d how CO$ defrauds people? #Garcias

    Or you certainly couldn’t have people be exposed to learning the truth about Lisa McPherson, right @scientology? #FortHomicide

    Definitely couldn’t have people faced with questions such as where are: Heber Jentsch, Diana Hubbard, Shelly Miscavige, eh @scientology?

    “Think for yourself” is just total BS because you don’t want people to think, you want slave labor & whales to give you money @scientology

    Any sea org, any doubts you have ARE NOT crimes! It’s your intuition! Don’t route out, JUST BLOW! Your family still loves you! 1-866-XSEAORG

    • Eclipse-girl

      wonderful as always. flagged the new brownsville ones

      • Miss Tia

        Thank you for flagging!

        • Eclipse-girl

          That is one of the few things I am capable of doing.

          • GlibWog

            well you are capable of making us feel glad that we are here!

            • Eclipse-girl

              (((HUGS))) TY for making me feel welcome here.

          • ThetaBara

            That stuff matters. Everything everyone does adds up. Thanks for doing it!

          • Miss Tia

            That is an incredible help!! And your perspective here is always great! 🙂

    • Aslansown

      Another group of splenderific tweets, Tia! I especially love the ones to the news organizations. AC360 needs to take this on again.

      In reading these, I wonder who is scientology’s “tweetmaster.” You send such good ones it makes me wonder who reads them (we know they don’t post them!)

      • Miss Tia

        Thanks! They probably have different people working their twitter. I’m sure they read tweets where they’re mentioned, ::chortle:: I wonder what they think??

        • GlibWog

          OMG fabulous.. If I were a guy I would ask you to have my baby!

          • Miss Tia

            🙂

        • Aslansown

          I’m sure they have to keep rotating people out when their heads explode from the entheta.

      • NOLAGirl

        I’ve always wondered the same thing. They’ve probably received orders to not read anything from that SP Miss Tia.

        LOVE HER!!!!!! 😀

        • Miss Tia

          ♥ ♥

    • Aslansown

      Tia — a few minutes ago someone suggested creating a twitter account for the tent…..only YOU can do this!! 😉

    • Verve

      Remind me to never piss you off, lol! Your wit is sharp enough to shave with.

      • Miss Tia

        I’ve been told that in real life too—where I don’t of course use twitter against peoples 😀 It takes A LOT to irk my ire personally but it happens? Uh, it’s usually pretty bad and I can’t stop once I start.

  • El_Jeffe

    Jefferson is spot-on with the mind-control aspect of the Conditions. You never got a “Pass” on your Conditions from the MAA/Ethics Officer (Mind Control Police) unless you acknowledged the brilliance of LRH & the Tech, the brilliance of David Miscavige & Int Management and that the group is greater than any paltry thing you would want to do as an individual. Looking back on it the end goal was to make you realize that the group is all & the individual exists to further the intentions of the group. “Greatest Good for the Greatest Number” is double-speak for “Greatest Good for the Group” & don’t you forget it! I did Lower Conditions so many times I lost count. But as someone else commented earlier, you learn what to say, put on a happy face & do whatever it takes to get out of the Condition you are in.

    I love the title of this article as a nod to one of my favorite songs:

    Songwriters: NEWBURY, MICKEY

    Yeah, yeah, oh yeah
    What condition my condition was in

    I woke up this mornin’ with the sundown shinin’ in
    I found my mind in a brown paper bag within
    I tripped on a cloud and fell-a eight miles high
    I tore my mind on a jagged sky
    I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

    Yeah, yeah, oh yeah
    What condition my condition was in?

    I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in
    I watched myself crawlin’ out as I was crawlin’ in
    I got up so tight I couldn’t unwind
    I saw so much I broke my mind
    I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

    Yeah, yeah, oh yeah
    What condition my condition was in

    Someone painted April fool in big black letters on a dead end sign
    I had my foot on the gas as I left the road and blew out my mind
    Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare
    Eight miles straight up downtown somewhere
    I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in

    I said I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
    Yeah yeah oh yeah

    • GlibWog

      Welcome El Jeffe.. Wow.. That song is perfect..

      ” I Tore my Mind on Jagged Sky ”

      ( Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack ) Brilliant.

  • DamOTclese2

    I asked the “Amtrak Bitch” whether she knew what happened to Tom Cruise. 🙂 I also asked her if she has accepted Jesus Christ as her own personal lord and savior. I also asked her if President Obama is the Anti-Christ — proving that the “Amtrak Bitch” is smarter than any Republican. 🙂

    Ask her if cake is a lie. Also ask her if she obeys the Three Laws of Robotics. 🙂

    • What is this?

      • DamOTclese2

        At amtrak.com you can ask Julie any question, some times she actually knows the answer but usually she’s clueless. Amtrak really should retire her, she’s been hopeless for years, a failed Internet meme.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Damn you for showing us this!!!!

      You have no idea how much time (that I will never get back) I am going to spend asking Julie stupid questions.

      • Eclipse-girl

        gmta

      • FromPolandWithLove

        Bury try with this

        http://www.santabot.com/
        enjoy:)

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Santa is pretty good. He didn’t let David Miscavige get away with shit…and he isn’t giving him a pony for Christmas either.
          That was all kinds of fun.

        • Jo

          That’s a weird site advertising Santa bot, Jesus holidays and meet girls online.

          • Aslansown

            I just asked Santa what Tom Cruise was getting for Christmas. Santa said “I don’t know what a Tom is.” I then just typed Tom Cruise and Santa said “Do not ask me any more questions please.”

        • Robert Eckert

          You: Thank you sir, may I have another?
          Santa: You are quite welcome! What do you really want to ask me?

          You: Is the cake a lie?
          Santa: If the cake a lie is, then I’ll be very surprised.

          You: What is David Miscavige getting for Christmas?
          Santa: I do not know what David is.

        • Sherbet

          Guess what I got as a popup ad while talking to santabot? “Think for yourself.” Yup, the scientology ad.

    • Captain Howdy

      Julie’s kinda cute, cut her some slack, jack.

  • Walter Mitty

    Scientology communication cycle … Just the truth.

    • In action… *image*

      • Missionary Kid

        Let the circle be unbroken.. I know, the song is about something different, but it applies to this picture. It’s what Co$ is doing now. Thanks, Derek.

        • They’ve been doing it for ages. They just used to be a wayyyy bigger snake.

          • Missionary Kid

            When something blocks its own throat, it’s bound to lose weight.

            • Scientology was inherently unsustainable economically. Since eventually all the Scientologists are working for other Scientologists and borrowing from each other and living with each other and working on staff for free.

              They’re economically incestuous.

            • Missionary Kid

              They didn’t start out that way, but when there’s been no real amount of new blood, they’ve just been eating themselves. Thank you, DM.

            • Missionary Kid

              I sent you an email.

    • Verve
  • I was thinking, “Gosh its quiet today.” Then I realized, where is BTN??

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Don’t get too excited.

      Every now and again I actually have to work, while at work.

      • We all do! 🙁

      • NOLAGirl

        My boss asked me on Monday “Are you going to be able to get everything done so you can have Friday off??” LOL And I did get everything done, and brought him a muffin basket….cause I’m ALLLLL Bunker for the next three days. 😀

        • I’m going mini golfing with the finance dept tomorrow. Should be fun/cold-ish.

        • FromPolandWithLove

          YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS

        • Verve

          And for me it’s all prepping for moving. Man, I hate boxes right about now…

          • NOLAGirl

            Ugh, I feel your pain Verve…nothing worse than packing to move. Hope you get it all done and have some time to come play here with us during the “Greatest Event EVER” LOL 😀

  • Jeb Burton

    I had to drive up to New Port Richey today, and coming back down to St Pete, I looked hard at the motels and hotels in Clearwater on US 19, only to see vacancy signs on on all the establishments that have that kind of sign. I was told by one of the bunkerites that at the least, the scions would fill up most of the hotels on US 19. Doesnt appear to be the case. As far as filling our restaurants and bars, Mike Ridner said that they have numerous food stations set up at the Ft. Harrison and you can buy food tickets to get your meals. Doesnt sound like they are going to be eating at the local establishments. I will never understand why the city gives in to these people, when their economic impact is virtually zero.

    • The Mayor of Clearwater called the Church of Scientology one of the city’s largest taxpayers in his e-mail. So evidently they are making some kind of money off of them.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Or the mayor doesn’t know???

        I have no idea about property taxes or room taxes. But there are also sales taxes

        • chukicita

          Bed tax is what the Tourist Development Councils get excited about. It’s a tax on hotel rooms that goes directly into local public funds. They’re over the moon about possibly 10K heads in beds., I’m pretty sure the Ft H has to pay that tax.

          • OrangySky

            10K my ass. If they get 4K my head would explode.

          • Eclipse-girl

            My state is trying to pass a law to take away the local control room tax, damn politicians

            • chukicita

              Florida has no state personal income tax and is heavily dependent upon tourism.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Ok. Would anyone in Florida consider a state income tax or is that a forbidden topic?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Forbidden. That is one of the reasons I moved here.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I understand, but it does hurt the state financially.

            • chukicita

              It hasn’t been popular with voters in the past. But who knows what Governor Voldemort might think up.

            • Eclipse-girl

              We have our gov “paid by the Koch bros” too.

              You can decimate the services including education, (el – hi, and the state Univ) roads conservation etc. Then privatize the whole damn thing.

              I know that raising taxes pisses people off. I just want services like paved roads and kids educated. I think public entities can deliver that cheaper , and with less special interest that private interest

              (DAM, I understand your political opinions. there is no reason to repeat them)

      • villagedianne

        I understand they pay taxes on their non-religious properties.

      • Jon Hendry

        I wonder how many public Scientologists own homes in Clearwater, or live there full time. That’d be another source of Church-related tax revenue. They probably wouldn’t be there if not for the CoS.

      • chukicita

        Not all the buildings they own are tax-exempt and used for ‘religious purposes.’ Collectively, Scn and its many tentacles own most of downtown Clearwater properties. Some are taxable, but all of them have the potential to be taxable if they were owned by someone else. Yes, there are probably several thousand people who are Scientologists in Clearwater, population 108,000 or so, but not sure how many are public and how many are ‘berthed’ staff/SO/etc. If Scientologists didn’t own those houses that they do in Clearwater, someone else surely would.

        • Still that means that Scientologists, at best are 1% of the entire population.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      the official soup of clearwater — clam chowder

      http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2008/02/15/TU0410_Clam-Chowder_lg.jpg

      • Eclipse-girl

        hell, that type of clam chowder is real and far to good for Co$. they need to have campbells

        • Jon Hendry

          Campbells, strained through a gymsock.

          • Eclipse-girl

            glad you are familiar with that

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            Cambells makes sterno?

        • Observer

          I first read that as “Clampbells”

          • Eclipse-girl

            Only if I had been more clever.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Ouch! Dang!! The hinge of my jaw is is is, it’s it’s it’s like YIKES!!!
        Lock jaw !!!

        • Dog Saluter

          Mine is flapping up and down uncontrollably!

          • I read this without context at first…. *refresh for image*

          • Observer

            That’s got nothing to do with clams–it just means you’re channeling Hubbard.

            • Dog Saluter

              Hahahahahahahah!!! The biggest laugh I’ve had all day!!

            • Dog Saluter

              Reminds me of an old commercial – Flap On! (flap, flap) Flap Off! (flap, flap) Flap On Flap Off Flap On… THE FLAPPER!

        • Observer

          I’m so … sad … and I don’t know why …

          *cries*

        • That’s why, at some point you should use your hands for a bit….oh wait we’re talking about history of man aren’t we…

          • Cat Daddy

            Ron “the historian”

      • FromPolandWithLove

        Do you have any idea why ma jaw hurts and I want cry? Why death of a clam so enturbulates me? So many question…

      • Artoo45

        I’ve gone all boo-hoo suddenly . . .

    • ze moo

      The real whales and clebs will spend their money at the ‘better’ places, not at the Ft Harrison {bedbug central}. There will be some pay back to the area. The clam Hoi Palloi have no choice, they will get the clam cafeteria plan with their rooms. I suspect that the city will make more with the permit fees and fines, though the Fort Harrison and clam hotels do pay taxes. I would like to see a balance sheet of what this group spends. after all, it is going to happen 2 more times.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Not knowing CW, what are the nicer hotels that a whale would stay at?

        • OrangySky

          Was just going to ask that. Is Fort Harrison truly “bedbug central” or is that an Urb-Clam myth?

        • Jeb Burton

          There are many high end hotels on the beach. And a few miles south on St. Pete Beach there is the Don Cesar, a truly 4 star hotel. Most of the hotels on the beach go for at least $150 a night on the low end, although there are some mom and pop operations that go for maybe $100. On US 19, you can get a room for $50 or even cheaper.

          • Eclipse-girl

            When I did a very quick check of Tripadvisor, everything was open, from the cheap hotel to the 5 “lux” from TA.

            There doesn’t appear to be a shortage of hotel rooms

            • chukicita

              You could also call the St Pete-Clearwater Tourist Development Council and ask them. There is a large ribfest gathering in St Pete and there are hotels sold out near the Vinoy, but that’s downtown St Pete and a world away from downtown CW. At least, that’s the local perspective.

        • chukicita

          The Don’s a little far for a control-conscious gathering. I’m thinking the Sandpearl resort would be where whales might beach.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Sandpearl is really nice. And they give you Mimosa’s………
            AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH……..

          • Eclipse-girl

            Its a Very nice choice for whales. It has plenty of rooms available

      • TXCowgirl

        The whales could rent a nice house on the beach for the week.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Use Verbo for that.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Oh, I disagree, Jeb. Their economic impact to the city of Clearwater is enormous. They have practically singlehandedly destroyed it.
      Just think what Clearwater’s downtown area “could” be if Hubbard had not engineered a takeover of the city?
      All those shops and eateries and condos that “could’ have been.
      Look at the bitchfight with the zombies over the aquarium!
      Most major cities have revitalized the downtown squares and Clearwater would/could be beautiful and more importantly…Welcoming.

      But not as long as the Scientologist’s own it.
      What a shame that the local politicians cannot see what a detriment the Cult is to the City of Clearwater, to Florida, and to society in general.

      A serious shame.

      • chukicita

        I remember. I remember when I had friends who owned cool little art galleries that had live acoustic music right there on Cleveland, and African instrument stores and Club More that showcased the best interesting music acts, and there was a pulse in Clearwater that wasn’t *completely* strangled by Scientology, Inc. I remember when the buildings were bought and my friends had their rents jacked up way too damn high and they all had to go. I watched as all the downtown entrepreneurs and old family-owned places fell away. Everyone here remembers. And there is a veneer of sour-smelling fear over all of it.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          YES. It fucking sucks.
          It has such potential and it has this dark cloud………actually, Neil Gaiman pretty much described this “thing” in his “Ocean at the end of the lane”.

          Ironic? eh?

      • OrangySky

        I don’t live anywhere near you, but it really stuns me that the mayor and the city planner are such tools.

  • mook

    The cult may not be sponsoring the Hollywood Xmas Parade this year (at least I hope not), but the parade organizers somehow reused their pirate balloon
    http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/participants/giant-balloons/

  • MaxSpaceman

    From a different angle. Podium for Dave Miscavige. Or anyone else around 4′ 11″ who wants to deliver a Sherman-speech in Sheman-speak. [pictures from RindersBlog.]

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      If that is his canopy, oh,…. Lame, truly lame indeed.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Its an early photo. the bows and bunting are still up.

      • MaxSpaceman

        They’re back up.

        • Eclipse-girl

          they got the cranes back ???

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Rappelling sea org more likely.

            • Eclipse-girl

              What, not “leaning out of windows” tech?

          • MaxSpaceman

            d/k. Just that RindersBlog poster said was recent pic

      • Someone doesn’t like it when you talk about bows… LOL

        • Eclipse-girl

          I am woman, hear me ROAR (OK very old)

          I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar

      • Sunny Sands

        This is the west side of the building, the bows and bunting only blew down on the north side.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Wishful thinking on my part.

        • Zana

          Did they actually blow down? Wow. Wouldn’t it be interested if they blew down while Davey was speaking. Like the Wicked Witch of the West. Trap him under that little tent and throw water on him — he might shrivel up.

          • OrangySky

            ‘Till all that was left were his ruby Ferrigamos and striped socks…

    • NOLAGirl

      The giant, blue penis is a nice touch. Large phallic symbols are so very Miscavige.

      • I have a distinct feeling that DM is a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Hubbard. Really, honestly I do.

        • NOLAGirl

          Honey, nothing would surprise me at this point.

          • It would explain his ravenous take over of the church and the self-destruction.

            • Candygram

              but wasn’t he an asshole from the git-go… even before he and his family crossed the $cilon threshhold?

            • Unfortunately he was born and raised a Scientologist. He’s never known anything else. He worked closely with Hubbard until his death.

      • stillgrace2

        Does anyone remember this charming photo of the podium from the televised scio annual writer’s awards that was live blogged by Tony? We couldn’t figure out what it was at first.

        Once you know it’s really a winged feather, it’s cool, but it left some of us scratching our heads and wondering: what were they THINKING?!

        • Omg stop. Make it go away LOL. I remember this from VV.

        • omg make it go away. I can’t scroll past it without stopping

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          YES.
          Derek, this was in mid April of this year……..on the bunker.
          With the curtain dancing and shit.

        • Zana

          Is that the one that looks like an erection? Yes… what were they thinking? Or maybe it’s someone’s joke on the inside. Maybe it’s DM’s “fuck you” to the world. Who knows? Or an artisan’s “fuck you” to DM. Anyway you bounce it, it’s strange and hilarious.

          • stillgrace2

            I remember that after we made fun of it here in the bunker, the camera angle was altered slightly, and it looked less like a phallus for the rest of the show. At the time, we took it as proof that DM was monitoring the bunker directly or indirectly.

            P.S. If they had used any other color for the feather besides the one they chose, I think the resemblance would have gone unnoticed.

      • Zana

        I’m still laughing!!!!

      • Verve

        Why does the inclusion of “large,” “Miscaviage,” and “phallic” in one sentence make me giggle? The various ironic combinations make my cockles laugh heartily.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Because you know it is a physical impossibility?
          Because you know it is a cosmic impossibility?

          Because you know not even Marty could pull this off? No matter how much Quantum Theory he mangled?

          • Verve

            18 Lime Coronas for bringing up quantum theory. Maybe we can “postulate” Little Boots and a manure farm entanglement?

    • DeElizabethan

      I rode by and saw that most U G U L Y god awful phallic thingy, before the little tent to keep the rain of the midget, went up. Puck.

  • TXCowgirl

    It would be really funny and clever if someone, more clever than I, set up a twitter account for The Tent. Then, throughout the weekend, The Tent could tweet observations and quips from it’s own droll and sarcastic point of view. Potential for hilarity is high on the tone scale. Anyone? Anyone?

    • Eclipse-girl

      Miss Tia, is there a Miss Tia in the house??

      • Aslansown

        I just paged her. Hopefully she’ll heed the call.

        • Eclipse-girl

          TY.

    • @Tent Ohhhh the hot air. It’s burning me from the inside.

      • TXCowgirl

        That’s the ticket!

        • @Scientology_Tent Damn you Sherman. Can’t you write a speech shorter than 4 hours. I’m sick of these windbags being inside me.

          • Observer

            @Scientology_Tent COB’s speeches are windier than a pot of 5-alarm chili

            • KJP in Portland

              I bet his breath is too!

    • @Scientology_Tent The only time DM pitches me is when his boy Cruise is around!

    • @GTA2SPTent a/k/a DM’s whale trap!

    • chukicita

      @Scientology_Tent If this guy talks any more i’m gonna go Hindenberg.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Oh somebody please……..this is an AWESOME idea!
      DO EET!!!!

    • DamOTclese2

      “Help! I’m on fire!”

  • MaxSpaceman

    From RindersBlog: “… in preparation for the influx of registered ticket holders, the new “The Terrace” restaurant was opened in the Oak Coven. It was witnessed by a standing room only crowd of FSO staff and outer org trainees.

    • Looks delicious. What do they serve? Niacin patties and Emergen-C?

      • DMSTCC

        Green eggs and ham?

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Calmag milkshakes and a nice wheat grass cold soup.

          • Espiando

            Washed down with a refreshing glass of barley water.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              barley water? really?
              E, …your mommy issues are showing 😉

            • Espiando

              Which mommy? The one that bore me and gave me up, or the one that attempted to stretch her umbilical cord 5000 miles and still attempts wonderful things like guilt trips on me?

              Oh, yeah, I have mommy issues.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oh yeah, I forgot we have that in common.
              Wait….did I tell you my adopted mom told me I was a breech baby and I almost killed her?

              And that I found out I was adopted at seventeen years old when I went to get a copy of my Birth cert for a job and realized my birthday was three days earlier than what I had been told?

              So I bluffed my way into finding out the truth?

              Um yeah, I am pretty sure you get it!. And I have mommy issues too. LOL

            • DeElizabethan

              Did they have any idea of what a genius girl they had ?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              No, they just realized they had a major pain in the ass on their hands.

              Of which I did my best to live up too.
              hur hur.

              Of course, now I have a new mom…;-)
              And she rocks!

            • DeElizabethan

              Who see your bright light! <3

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Hugs Mom!!!

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      How many burritos can that poor couple eat?

      • Things to notice:

        The guy notably already has his food and the woman hasn’t even ordered yet.

        Even though there are only two people in the restaurant and two people working there.

        The guy the restaurant is also in the photo above in the front row. But no one else from that photo went in to have a bite to eat…

      • DamOTclese2

        None, only Tom Cruise can really eat a burrito.

    • Eclipse-girl

      OAK COVEN? really scientology would name their restaurant that?
      Maybe in salem?

      and what does oak have to do with a gathering of witches?

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        I am shocked…………..that you are shocked……….

        • Eclipse-girl

          I was never a wiccan. I was brought up to be a parsimonious questioning christian (Presbyterian) when I finally got all that god and jesus stuff out of the way, there really was not room for running around the woods naked unless there were drugs involved.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Hey,, I was baptized a Presbyterian……but my first memory of religious practice was waking up and watching my Ma invoke her “princess/goddess” thelema thingy………whatever.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        http://afwcraft.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-totems-oak.html

        Now stop making me hearsay 😉
        heh heh

        • Eclipse-girl

          As I remember, druid priests were all males.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Witches is gender specific? Who knew?

            • Espiando

              Well, anyone who knows that a warlock is a male witch.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              There ya go. I know nada about witchcraft.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I fully readily freely admit I do not.

              I am SHOCKED that a scientology restaurant would have the name COVEN

            • DeElizabethan

              I’m shocked that you didn’t read the post for the restaurant’s name. Bwaaaaa. Or spoofin’.

              As far as the OaK Cove building, it was named that before they purchased it and kept it. It used to be condos, and now should be a hotel as they claim it’s gonna be.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I have no idea of the history of CW. My apologies

            • DeElizabethan

              No, no, I meant the post above the pictures where Max says the name of the restaurant. “The Terrace” I was in there a few years back and it was boringgggg, except for the view which looks like it covered.
              Yes, and come on down..or up.

            • Eclipse-girl

              so is the restaurant THE TERRACE and the building is the OAK COVEN?

              OK, my bad,

            • DeElizabethan

              You’ll be fine after retreading the course.

            • Eclipse-girl

              How about another glass of wine and then a good night’s sleep??

            • DeElizabethan

              Supah!

            • Robert Eckert

              The building is the “Oak Cove” not “coven”

            • Eclipse-girl

              TY for the correction. I always get things wrong. Oh, well

              I went to Mike Rinder’s site and it stated OAK COVEN there. It is even in the title for the article

            • DeElizabethan

              I too did a split second think on it. Rinder does have an Australian sense of humor as you now see. Pretty funny eh?

            • Eclipse-girl

              Yet another joke that I fell for.

            • OrangySky

              Didn’t you watch Samantha and Darren Stevens and all their hijinks in the ’60’s?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Well yeah, but I was concentrating on how to get my nose to do that thing.
              Was I supposed to be taking notes?

              I am fucked.

            • Eclipse-girl

              i have to agree with Espy on this

  • DMSTCC
    • Verve

      Wow, that is nuts. Nearly 2,100 nukes. Amazingly scary.

      • Robert Eckert

        The US, of course, has to make sure and have more bangs than everybody else put together.

        • Captain Howdy

          I never knew there was nuclear testing done in Africa until I just watched that.

          • South Africa used to have them, but they dismantled their entire stockpile.

            • Captain Howdy

              They were developing nuclear weapons with Israel but they stopped due to the apartheid sanctions.

              France actually tested nuclear weapons in the Sahara, which is a revelation to me.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Me too. And I been following that shite for a looooong time.

            • Captain Howdy

              I gather from a quick search it’s a recent revelation. Dem frogs are sneaky pete’s, just ask Greenpeace.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Dang French- their govt. should be castigated! A *recent* revelation. Bastardos!!

            • Robert Eckert

              Uh, no, it’s not the sort of thing that can be kept secret (seismologists note the events around the world) or that you would want secret (the main point of a nuclear test is to let everybody else know you have a bomb).

            • Captain Howdy
            • Robert Eckert

              Ahhh, I see. The fact that they deliberately exposed soldiers to the radiation was secret (the US did that in some of the Nevada tests also, although that secret did not keep as long). The existence of the nuclear blasts themselves, of course, was perfectly well known.

            • KJP in Portland

              Greenpeace is the 2nd organization, behind CoB$ that will never get a dime frim me. OK…commence poop-throwing at me in 3-2-1.

            • Eclipse-girl

              give the $ to smaller more directed organizations.

            • KJP in Portland

              I always pick Mercy Corps. They just got another small donation from me because of the Phillippines typhoon. My only complaint with them is they send you semi-monthly letters on their latest ‘goings on’, which I view, as a waste of overhead dollars and a big way of regging for donations. But their core mission fills gaps that even the Red Cross has a hard time providing. And being from here in my hometown makes it more meaningful to me.

            • Eclipse-girl

              We are connected. Mercy Corp and Heifer International are my two favorite charities. I do give to others , but …

              (((HUGS)))

            • Casabeca

              I love the Heifer gifts too.
              One year my son got a car from one side of family
              And 3/5 of a water buffalo from the other ;-).

            • Eclipse-girl

              Now that we are older and don’t need things, we have tried to let people know that if they feel they must give us gifts, these are the type of gifts that we would like.

            • Casabeca

              100 % agree, so glad my son really appreciated that both sides gave something very significant. Heifer is just brilliant, easy to understand for the young too, so concrete.

            • Eclipse-girl

              The young ones need to learn the pleasure of giving, particularly to those less fortunate

            • Captain Howdy

              Hey, it’s a free country, thanks to guys like you.

            • KJP in Portland

              My bad. I wrote above before I read this…but that dot was still missing from the Japanese guy’s video. But man, WHAT a video!

            • Captain Howdy

              It is possible that Israel/South Africa did donate a weapon. It’s just not provable. There’s little doubt Israel has WMD’s, they just won’t admit it.

            • Robert Eckert

              Israel has never tested a nuke, to preserve the ambiguity. I am quite sure their nukes would work just fine, if they had to use them.

          • KJP in Portland

            The French got in a few detonations in West Africa, before they relinquished all their African colonies (by 1961-62, I think).

            Conspicuously missing was the blast in the Indian Ocean, a South African / Israeli test (that is STILL denied to this day), the 1979 “Vela Incident”. It was immediately detected in 1979 but mystified military intelligence for several years afterward.

            • Robert Eckert

              That is believed to have been a large meteor fall.

            • KJP in Portland
            • Robert Eckert

              That article is still recycling old rumors from decades ago. Yes, at the time it seemed very reasonable to assume it was a secret South African / Israeli test: the two nations did co-operate in their nuclear programs (SA supplied uranium, Israel supplied know-how; Taiwan is also said to have manufactured some parts for both of them). However, the post-apartheid regime has no reason to conceal anything if there was anything to conceal, and the absence of any ship in the area to launch the purported missile is as major a hole in the story as ever.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Ah, I miss Nevada…..

        • Captain Howdy

          It’s the reason you got glowingness.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            I just “radiate: all the time. Ask any of my friends.
            You can practically read by me on a starless night.

    • DamOTclese2

      I was in the footprint of some of those, out at Mercury Nuclear Test Site outside of Indian Springs Air Force Base. I think I got irradiated five times in all. What a nightmare, the Christofascist State is evil, abjectly evil.

  • OrangySky

    Apropos of Jefferson’s wonderful commentary here today, check out this tidbit from Mike Rinder’s blog – a snippet from some REAL PROMOTIONAL EMAILS being sent out about the BIGGEST WEEKEND EVER!

    “With all the shame, blame and regret you have already accumulated over the whole track, you definitely don’t want to add missing this event on top. It might just break you.”

    WOW. What a way to motivate folks. I thank God I didn’t have parents like that.

    Talk about lower conditions.

    • MaxSpaceman

      What a massive GUILT TRIP they laying on there. Sounds pretty freaking desperate !!!

      • GlibWog

        I would write back and say.. ” If I wanted to take a vacation it wouldn’t be a Effin Guilt TRIP! ”

        OMG..

    • SandiCorrena

      Stupid S#*t Scientologists Say – there should be a book!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        or a dozen…….

        • KJP in Portland

          The Gilt-bound set for $3,000!

    • NOLAGirl

      And this part, right before that….just….wow.

      “Clear your calendars for November 23.

      Just cancel your flights. Reschedule your appointments. Call your visiting family members and tell them that they will be coming to the event with you!”

      Yep…put your entire life on hold for this…it’s that important. LOL The stench of desperation is getting strong. We’ll need some Glade air fresheners soon.

    • Candygram

      wow. they’re like marketing anti-heroes.

  • FromPolandWithLove

    Goodnight everyone.:)

    • NOLAGirl

      Sleep well FPWL. 🙂

    • Buenos nachos! (joke lol)

      • KJP in Portland

        We say the same out here. The local Mexican-Americans don’t mind because they joke at us white boys more!

    • Observer

      Good night!

    • Eclipse-girl

      sleep well

    • Verve

      Nighty night! May you dream of bounties of bananas. (What, I’m half Polish, I’m allowed to be generous! 😀 )

    • KJP in Portland

      Good night Poland (land of my great grandfather). May Marshall Pilsudski watch over you and yours! Lovely country!

    • Freethinker

      Śpij dobrze!

    • Candygram

      lovely comfy cat painting!

  • IASREG

    Welcome to the Super Power building! I see you have a large amount of money in a checking account you have withheld from the office of the registrar… You will have to fill out this will leaving your entire estate to Scientology and these life insurance forms. These five Sea Org gentleman will escort you to the Pain Station. If and when you decide it is less painful to turn over all your money you will be released to sign non-disclosure agreements and be declared a Suppressive Person. If you decide not to turn your money over you will be impaled. As you die your meat body will be quickly moved to the Organ Harvesting Station and you will be declared a Suppressive Person. From there your meat body will be sent to the Sea Org Soylent Green Chili and Pet Food Processing Station. By the way, that Thetan crap and reincarnation, that was just bullshit. You pulled it in.

    • KJP in Portland

      That got an ironic laugh from me, iASREG.

    • Verve

      Let’s see, you hit 3 different sci-fi writers there? (Harrison, Niven, and Ol’ Tubbard himself?)

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        And she threw in Stephen King for good measure.

        • KJP in Portland

          I love Tory and Karen’s FB pages…I see some of us (you)there…”SPs R Us’ is a fun page too. I might have to add a couple more from here. Just discreetly indicate if it’s ‘ok’ to do so. I don’t want to overstep any boundaries…ALSO, if you go there, you’ll see MOI, and feel free to add me if ya wish!

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Just step the toe in slow and lurk there first.
            It is a different environment, but very, very knowledgeable.
            And don’t get offended if you get batted around a bit.
            It isn’t WWP, but it isn’t for kids.
            😉

            • KJP in Portland

              They’re really nice to me over there. Nary a bad instance yet. Dee, Tory and Karen are all sweethearts and the others are really cool so far, too.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              You haven’t seen them when they lose their fucking minds……….but then……..who cares…we all tend to get over it anyhow.
              😉

  • Espiando

    Pain station, oiliness table, a chamber that plays ear-splitting noises, saunas…when these fucksticks go out of business, this is going to be the biggest and best gay bathhouse/disco/leather bar ever.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      “fucksticks”

      Bury’s new favorite word to use at work.!!!
      Thanks E.

      • Mark
        • KJP in Portland

          I want to see more shoops on that slithering, lizardly Kendrick Moxon.

          His ugly mug, with facelift and hair implants make for far more fun to shoop than even Daffy Duckage does. Moxon just has that ‘smart-ass’, no-good, look all over his ugly face…

          • Mark

            There don’t seem to be that many photos of him, but I’m sure something can be done…

    • KJP in Portland

      A building that huge has no use in Clearwater. Maybe, they could gut it and make a several story shopping mall. If not, I want to watch the wrecking ball tear into it!

      • GlibWog

        Yes Yes.. WITH MILEY CYRUS NEKKED SITTIN ON IT.. I would die laughing.. DIE!

        • KJP in Portland

          Oh Gaawd, that twisted child. Trying any gimmick to keep her career going and the almighty buck flowing in.

    • Miss Tia

      Cue up Electric Six’s GAY BAR!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XNFokmDKrE

      • Aslansown

        Hey Tia! Did you see everybody encouraging you to set up a twitter account for the tent? It would be incredible to get updates during the events!!

        • Miss Tia

          No, I did not see that. I haven’t been on the comments this evening and I don’t usually read ’em all. Where at? I wonder if tagging people in comments works? if you do the @ then people pop up…….

          • Aslansown

            It was a loooong time ago. I wish there was a way to tag someone in comments…..

  • Sibs

    Is Media_Lush online yet? Follow-up from one of the links he posted yesterday, sorry if someone’s mentioned it already. Headline: Andy Kaufman’s Brother Says He is Victim of a Hoax.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/andy-kaufmans-brother-says-he-656238

    • Verve

      Haven’t seen him yet.

    • media_lush

      yeah…. it was just too bizarre;

      though could you imagine COB starts his GAT II speech, stops and rips off his facemask to reveal Andy Kaufman underneath… “How about that for a joke, folks?” ….. weak, I know but I just got in

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    I am sorry. I have tried to look at this stupid schematic scientifically.
    I keep coming back to the same thing.

    It is a God Damn Waffle Iron.

    THAT.IS.ALL.

    Seriously…LAME!

    • KJP in Portland

      Maybe we won’t have to wait for the chirch to collapse, the FDA will just laugh them off the face of the Earth!

      I’m sure the AMA and reputable engineers would like to have a look at these Carnie Rides too!

    • OrangySky

      Are you sure that this guy didn’t design it?

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        LOL, No, In fact, I am somewhat suspicious that HE DID IT!

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        Fun Fact: The George Foreman Grill was intended to be The Hulk Hogan Grill, but due to unfortunate circumstances, George Foreman got the endorsement contract.

    • DamOTclese2

      Tom Cruise is the only one who can truly use a waffle iron.

  • kemist

    Interesting…

    • KJP in Portland

      More gobbledegook to confuse my brain with. No wonder they can’t write / speak English without literally needing an interpreter to figure out WTF they are babbling about.

      • kemist

        Translation/TL:DR : Some big bad SPs messed up Teh Tech while elerhaich was out doing booze & vistaril“research”, so COB corrected it. Again. Aren’t you so super duper mega happy ?!?!

        Come to our big ugly party tent next week for GAT II : The Reckoning.

        Also, “the goal of the orgs is to clear the planet, not to make money”

      • Qbird

        Yeesh ~ what scientologists put themselves through!!!

        Quick notes: LRH references. HCOBs. HCOPLs. dispatches. notes. folders. C/Sed.
        economics of the society. Goals of the orgs. Planet clearing.

        The basics, how do you expect to understand.

        OT. Golden Age of Knowledge.
        GAT (phase I). Objectives re-released.
        HQS. ASHO. EP. NED. Alternate route. GATII. Flag.

        “The results are supposedly awesome.”

  • Aslansown

    If someone has already posted this, I apologize, but I think it’s a great description of Leah’s new life: http://www.intouchweekly.com/entertainment/news/tony-dovolani-dwts-blog-leah-remini-confidence

    • DeElizabethan

      Also it is Disqus, so you can post a comment showing your support.

      • Aslansown

        Thanks for pointing that out – I’ll do it now. I noticed your nice comment!

  • chukicita

    For people who aren’t supposedly into MESTy stuff, they’re sure putting a lot into their real estate.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      No.Shit.

  • kemist

    A fake navy is sooo 1950s. Let’s make a fake air force. (courtesy of the thetan in the mirror thread)

    • Verve

      Don’t bring that weak shit to my arena; you’re playing with the big boys/girls now, Mr. “Top Gun.”

      • kemist

        These guys just like to play make believe superheroes, whether it is playing with horses and swords or fake uniforms. It’s like a giant, but extremely costly, cosplay.

        That they go on to accuse their critics of reading too much Sci-Fi or playing too many video games is so freaking hilarious.

        Next time one of them scilon trolls does it, I’m just posting this thing. It doesn’t even need to be shooped, it’s ridiculous as it stands.

        • Verve

          Excellent, sir! Brick by brick we shall there down the wall of stupidity/ignorance. Whether it’s Derek’s well thought out arguments, or our pointing out the craziness by hyperbole, we break them free of their bonds some day. I have all the patience in the world; and many bananas, to boot!

  • NOLAGirl

    Time for a hot bath, some good TV and a long nights rest up for tomorrow. Hope everyone has a good night (or day depending on your time zone) I’ll see you in the AM. (((HUGS)))

  • Sunny Sands

    “The church’s permit application noted that “a horse with English trappings” will be available for photos during the event.”
    Should be interesting.

    • whenpigsswim

      “Trappings” – well that’s appropriate.

      • aegerprimo

        LMFAO!

    • chukicita

      Oh, wow. That reminded me of the Manchester Anon raid where they chanted “this is a horse; that is a cult.” It was used in a song about picket dancing 😀

      • DeElizabethan

        Good idea. Maybe we can do the chanting too with pointing, even if at a distance.

    • Captain Howdy

      Scilons luv their noble knights fantasies. Too bad for the poor horses. Maybe we can get the SPCA involved somehow.

      Scientology….the Renaissance Fair meets the The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

      • OrangySky

        I was just thinking that. About the horse, that is.

    • DeElizabethan

      I thought they’d have that horse here, like in UK. The new park has the sunken green grass area and underneath it are heavy duty steel/metal plates and I’d bet that horse will be rising up on that. We’ll see.
      Who will be allowed to take pictures? Certainly not the civilians. Then they will provide photos for press releases. Like who the hell cares what they do at a private party. They stroke themselves heavily.

      • SandiCorrena

        is that why they need an oiliness table?

        • DeElizabethan

          There ya go LOL!

      • Aslansown

        The horse will rise up on metal plates under the grass??? I hope somebody gets video of that!

        • DeElizabethan

          For support I believe, since they had to tear the whole ground up. But hey, ya never know? LOL

    • MaxSpaceman

      That’s the IAS Hollywood-type art direction for their “presentation.”
      It’s cheesy when this small, tiny, criminal Cult of $cientology Inc. makes use of t.

    • Candygram

      LOVE it!!

  • whenpigsswim

    That was a powerful video from Karen – especially when Jefferson talks about the “feeling of death” that hung over the base.

    • DeElizabethan

      Hey hadn’t put those words to it before but after Debbie Cooks letter that is actually what I picked up at flag when I visited. OR maybe it was Fear of death as a dark cloud over all.

      • whenpigsswim

        Wow – either way – just eery.

    • MaxSpaceman

      Yes- I thought that 1 description from Jefferson was the most powerful statement about The Church of Scientology International Base, Hemet Calif. — *a feeling of death hangs over the base.*

  • DamOTclese2

    I just stopped in to see what condition my waffle iron is in. 🙂

    This Scientology lunacy reminds me of “The Odd COuple” where Felix complains that he has not had enough time to make the gravy and Oscar says, “Doesn’t gravy just… come?” 🙂 As if it’s magic or just suddenly appears or something.

  • Verve

    Just wanted to say “Thank you” to everyone for letting me be a part of this community, and letting me be my whacky self. I don’t often post serious things, because many others are better at it, and I’ve been told I’m good at lightening the mood. I so much want to set these people free from the crap they live with, but the best I can do right now is support you folks. Anyhoo, thanks.

    • DeElizabethan

      Hey Verve, where ya goin? You’re welcome! Thanks so much for joining in and giving your support. Keep it up.

      • Verve

        Well, I’m moving to a new house, but I have no intention of leaving here.
        Thanks Casa, EG, and DeEliz for your kind words. This place is the 2nd coolest place on the ‘net for me. (The 1st place is a horror movie site I write for, so I’m kinda biased there, lol .)

        • jeff

          You write for Freedom magazine?

        • aquaclara

          Oh, please. Horror-that’s a screaming second place to the Awesome Bunker. We have terror and tears, horror and humanity, abuse and awesomeness, legal battles and land battles, court cases and Craig’s List, and so much more.

          🙂

          • ThetaBara

            Yeah. Mr Bara likes to play video games (we’ve all got our stupid hobbies) but we are fighting actual evil here!

    • Eclipse-girl

      We all do what we can. We are united in trying to end this cult, see the midget behind bars , and help the victims.

      (((HUGS)))

    • Casabeca

      You are an awesome Bunkerite!

      • MaxSpaceman

        Because you *bring it* with such, well — Verve !!!

        • Verve

          I rename you UltraMax SuperSpaceMan.

          • MaxSpaceman

            Oh, Verve- laugh out loud!
            Thanks, I needed that. See you ’round ~

    • OrangySky

      Wacky is cool. Or Whacky. However you spell it.

      • MaxSpaceman

        no ” h ”
        I think that should be a Bunker convention.

    • aquaclara

      Nice post, Verve, and glad you’re here.

  • Miss Tia

    Okay, somewhere it was mentioned I should tweet as the tent? (I haven’t read all the comments, sorry, I have a sick kitty–going to vet tomorrow morning). I honestly couldn’t find inspiration in that. I thought for a few minutes though and went on twitter and well gee, look what I found. 😉 https://twitter.com/SuperPowerBldng

    • KJP in Portland

      Did you make that? It’s funny. I hope the Sciloons won’t get it taken down any time soon 🙂

      Too cool!

      • Miss Tia

        dunno how/why they could get it taken down…..parody is protected free speech….and i am sure WHOMEVER made that account might also be practicing a religion—which would be the religion of making an evil odious fruity little club look silly!

    • Aslansown

      Oh — poor kitty. I’m sorry. Hope he/she’s OK.

      Who else but YOU would find that account??!!! I can’t wait to see what the SP building tweets in the next few days!! And it’s tweeting scientology! Fun, fun, fun!! 🙂

      • Miss Tia

        yeah what are the odds of ME ‘finding’ that account?? 😉

        it’s the same kitty i took a week or so ago for a steroid shot for her asthma….it’s not really working…..i dunno what we can do…….

        • Aslansown

          I hate it when kitties get sick…it hurts me to see them suffering. Hope there’s something they can do. Poor thing.

          “weird oiliness table that looks like a frying station”!! HA!!

          • Miss Tia

            yeah, i hate that too!

            well doesn’t it seem like a frying station? 😉

        • Eclipse-girl

          lots of love to you and the sick kitty

    • Snippy_X

      Lot’s of kitty kisses for your sick one. We had a rough week here a little bit ago. All is well now, but it was scary there for a bit. Good luck tomorrow.

      • Miss Tia

        Sorry to hear you had a rough week a little bit ago. It’s so frustrating when they’re sick. thanks!

    • SandiCorrena

      awww poor little purr-y furry; hope your baby feels better soon! You’re amazing in your twitteringness!

      • Miss Tia

        thanks! 🙂

    • Eclipse-girl

      So very sorry about the sick kitty.

      I know that Derek got into writing some potential tweets. maybe about 3 hrs ago

      • Miss Tia

        thanks! we go in a bit, i hope i can get her in the carrier, she’s semi-feral and i had no problem last time—this time she’ll in on that trick!

        • Eclipse-girl

          Tuna in the carrier?

          • Miss Tia

            Besides not having tuna, she wouldn’t fall for that. I have to basically grab her then shove her into the carrier. She would never go in on her own!!!

            • Eclipse-girl

              The same Shove tech used in our house.

            • Miss Tia

              Well since you know the outcome (I am obviously catching up with notifications now) she wasn’t bad getting into the carrier, probably cuz she felt so bad. 🙁

            • Eclipse-girl

              I am still sad that you had to go through it.

              (((HUGS)))

            • Miss Tia

              Aw, thank you so much!! ((HUGS))

    • DeElizabethan

      Well, I’m following and tweeted too. Clever to whomever!

      • Miss Tia

        Thanks!

    • jeff

      Those tweets are sweet!

    • KJP in Portland

      I hope kitty is a quick fix at the vets. I know, over my life, I’ve spent several thousands at the vet, especially for the old and terminally ill ones 🙁

      Big, lug ol’ Navy sap like me has had some of my saddest moments holding 16 to 19 year old cats while having them put to sleep. I’m not going to say anything prophetic here, but for many of us, our pets ARE family, and when the end comes, it can put you out of whack for some time after.

      Kitty will be fine! I command it!

      • Miss Tia

        Oh i’ve spent thousands on just one kitty before!!! Yeah, they’re never forgotten once gone. I lost my 18 year old a few months ago 🙁

        I LIKE that command!!! Fingers crossed!

    • MaxSpaceman

      Yes, I agree MissT.

    • TXCowgirl

      It was my suggestion and your link is EXACTLY what I’d imagined. Soooo glad someone is already on the ball. Can’t wait to read the upcoming weekend comments. Yay!!

      • Miss Tia

        HOORAY!!!! GREAT suggestion. I couldn’t find inspiration as a tent though (sorry). I’m sure the weekend will find lots more tweets! 🙂

    • aquaclara

      I am so sorry for your kitty, Miss Tia. So tough…. Take care. And all the best to kitty-baby.
      I have a painting my mom did of my babies from many years ago and appreciate all of their love, purrs, cuddles and more….
      Wishing your kitty many little friskies treats and hugs….

      • Miss Tia

        thanks!

    • TXCowgirl

      I posted the idea several hours ago and Super Power Building started tweeting only one hour ago. Someone is lurking or one of our own clever bunkerites is running with it. So, this goes out to whoever you are…Thanks!!!

      • Miss Tia

        Isn’t that an ‘amazing coincidence’? 😉

        • TXCowgirl

          Ohhhhhhhhh! Duh, cowgirl. 🙂

    • whenpigsswim

      That account you ‘found’ is great. I especially like the tweet about the bow down for Lisa. (Good Luck with little kitty!)

      • Miss Tia

        thanks!

  • DamOTclese2

    Does anyone remember That Guy Whose Penis Got Caught In a Toaster and fire crews had to rescue him?

    I wonder how many Scientology penises will be caught in that waffle iron thing.

    • SandiCorrena

      You just know they’re going to hurt people with that crap and it’s just soooooooo sad!

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        It’s called ‘the pain station’, what do people expect??? Lol.

    • ThetaBara

      Who puts their dick in a TOASTER? Seriously. Come ON!

      • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

        Maybe he was trying to fish out a bagel?

        • MaxSpaceman

          Roger that, Sir HTCB8 — Ms ThetaB, just be aware those dang things wind up in the strangest places, you just couldn’t make it up the way it is… uhm er I mean from what I’ve heard and read and seen on the Interwebz I mean… What Sir HTCB8 said.

  • Snippy_X

    Really great vid from Karen! It shines a steady light on the sadism. Tom Cruise, your chirch is a disgrace.

    • KJP in Portland

      Tom Cruise is a disgrace. He was mentioned several times by my ‘old Navy buddies’ on Facebook. He was given no quarter.

      • OrangySky

        Hats off to the real Navy, KJP!

  • Captain Howdy

    “Ritual ideas relativity
    Only buildings no people prophecy
    Timeslide place to hide nudge reality
    Foresight minds wide magic imagery”

    http://rutube.ru/video/bdc4b0b932367ebcf0862bb666cc552b/?ref=search

    • jeff

      Big Audio Dynamite! I still have the vinyl for this and two other of their albums.

    • jeff

      Thanks Howdy…I got my records out and am spinning ’em now.

  • Cutie Cult Eyes

    More and more things are clicking for me. Today’s post reminded me about Steve Hassan and so I watched some youtube videos today that were really interesting. Then later, I headed to Mike’s blog and saw the ridiculous emails – filled with forced enthusiasm, broken promises and threats – and something just clicked. The mind control is becoming easier to recognize, and it’s becoming so laughable that it hardly seems as scary or controlling as it used to be. Good for a laugh, really. The church must REALLY hate the internet!

    • MaxSpaceman

      Beyond anything else.
      .
      Miscavige, RTC and OSA thought they could keep a lid on the bad PR, as they entered the 2000s, and handle things the way The Cult of $cientology Inc. handled things under Lafayette Ronald Hubblard’s direction in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
      The first disaster led to Anonymous, its world-wide unending relentless efforts. Now- the 2nd disaster. And Tom Cruize is delivering again: this latest ‘flap’ has gone global/viral. And from now on, The Cult will be FAIR GAME for every media outlet of any type anywhere in the world.

  • Snippy_X

    This is such a cool hip portrait of Jeff Hawkins. Love street art like that.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Same here! And a tattoo of a hawk. Great photo!

  • media_lush

    don’t think this link has been posted yet….. has Katie deliberately sent Cruise a message?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2507539/Katie-Holmes-posts-message-struggle-ex-Tom-Cruises-personal-choices-microscope.html

    • Eclipse-girl

      Someone linked the tweet really early today.

      Can’t Katie be just growing on her own? ;- )

      • MaxSpaceman

        Yes, Egirl- that is, indeed, happening. But the Mail’s printing that and Lush’s pointing out, in her growth she is sending a message (perhaps) to Cruize! Hey- dude! — “you have to contend against a part of your own self.”
        .
        Which she has done, evidently, in her own life experience.

        • Eclipse-girl

          I don’t think that Tom will ever get it. It’s too subtle.

    • MaxSpaceman

      It looks like a smack-down ‘wake-up call’ to Cruize about the magnitude of Leah’s picture sent round the world carrying Headley’s “Blown For Good” was a *fist in the face* of Dave Miscavage.

    • KJP in Portland

      Gawd, I love the number of knives in Tom’s back about now…finish him off, already! His career is t-o-a-s-t.

  • NOLAGirl

    Coming to you from my pillows, just got a text from a friend with this link to this TB Times article that was just posted…Not sure what to think of it. Did someone tour this building and not have questions about the things in it???
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/a-look-at-whats-inside-scientologys-long-delayed-flag-building/2152549

    My apologies if it’s already been linked here, I’m half asleep. Night all.

    • media_lush

      I think you might have read it wrong…. (but you did say you were half asleep)

      “Church officials did not respond to Times requests to tour the building and ask questions about its uses”….

      • NOLAGirl

        Yep, I did. Sorry about that. Thank you ML. 🙂

    • aquaclara

      Thanks. I am paywalled out but could read via your link, a good thing for everyone else also paywalled out. This article is a Tobin and Childs article, so it might also be viewable via their twitter sites.
      Frankly, not one of their best. I think they relied on Tony’s work and phoned it in. See what you think.

      • Aslansown

        I’m paywalled out too, so I just open an incognito window and I can bypass the paywall.

        • DeElizabethan

          Good on ya. I was paywalled out too. At the Jazz Fest they had a booth and were selling at extremely low rate so I got it. Then later I was cut off and complained. they said it was an error for them to sell that service so cheap, but they made good on the contract. so I’m good for another 11 months.

          • Aslansown

            That’s good – I’m glad you complained! Excellent comment.

      • DeElizabethan

        Oh it was a normal one and pretty decent. I think they will do more this month and elaborate. Thanks so much NOLAGirl for printing the link. I got to be the first comment. And I was not too happy with the proselytizing aspect of it which they noted and commented on that.

  • John P.

    Thursday’s Scientology Daily digest is up. Perhaps the best news today is a long comment on Tony O’s blog from former Scientologist and now leading LGBT activist, and beloved “Auntie Kate” of so many on this blog. Kate wrote her first long post here in many months, and said she’s feeling completely free of cancer. Her post is worth reading. Whenever I get together with Kate, I feel more like the me I want to be. It is remarkable that she can spark this feeling in so many people. We are lucky that Kate is well and that the world gets more of her.

    Tony’s blog talks leads with a great explanation of Scientology ethics and features a remarkable video from Karen de la Carriere about life at Int Base. Mike Rinder scores some pictures and over-the-top e-mails about the weekend’s events.

    http://www.johnpcapitalist.com/2013/11/scientology-daily-digest-thursday-november-14-2013/

    • aquaclara

      What a wonderful description about Kate, JohnP! I feel the some way, and I haven’t even met her in person! I guess I left NY way too soon.

      For those who have missed it, JohnP’s blog is a great visit. Go send some love. And leave a pithy comment.

  • SandiCorrena

    For some reason I couldn’t get audio on the YouTube video today? 🙁

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Alexa updatee for Nov. 14: *refresh for image*

    I am somewhat baffled today. Something weird has happened on the Alexa
    front. Both sites took a huge plunge. The reason for this I do not know.
    However, both sites are down by comparably equal amounts.

    Tony: US rank #12,359 – down 3,339 from yesterday.
    Scientology: US rank #45,959 – down 4,497 from yesterday.

    We’ll just have to see how things turn out tomorrow.

    • KJP in Portland

      Could be many are tuned in to, or are browsing about the Phillippine tragedy. And, THANK YOU Johnny as always for keeping me updated!

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        That happened days ago. It’s just such a big plunge, to lose ove 3,000 ranking places in one day. Anyway, the spread between the two are still over 33,000. Stats don’t lie 🙂

    • MaxSpaceman

      You know, Johnny T(FA) – for me, the fact that Tony O / Bunker is down a few thousand…? that don’t mean squat to me. There are millions and millions of Websites.
      .
      The fact that Tony O is – EVERY SINGLE DAY – *kicking Dave Miscavage’s arse* from here to the Himalayas! That is *the only thing that matters* with Alexa #s.
      .
      So, the take away that matters is the math: I recommend that you add a line to the report:
      .
      Differential: Tony O is 33,600 places *higher* in ranking than Scientology

      • KJP in Portland

        Seconded! I’d have that on my spreadsheet if I were presenting it to the executives.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        “I recommend that you add a line to the report: Tony O is 33,600 places *higher* in ranking than Scientology”

        Just did below 🙂

        Tony is in another league than Slappy.

        • MaxSpaceman

          Zaclky, dude! Every time you send out the report, that’s all I do – the math, to see how much *higher* Tony O *ranks* in the world than Dave Miscavage!!!
          It’s a HUGE margin !! And I am *so* glad you do the report. To see the Bunker *rank* EVERY SINGLE DAY higher than The Cult is a JOY !!!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            It is my favourite part of the day 🙂

            I also have my spreadsheet showing the (growing) difference as well *refresh for image*

            • MaxSpaceman

              Nice!
              “Tony is in another league than Slappy”
              .
              So, you gonna add that 3rd line to the daily report you do. That’ll be great! I won’t have to do the math myself !!!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Sure, I can do that for you, Max 🙂

            • MaxSpaceman

              Thank you, brother. That # I LOVE SEEING !
              Tony O. One dude. Creates The Bunker. And in less than 1 year, is 33,600 places in RANK higher than Dave Miscavage’s Cult of $cientology Inc., an enterprise 60+ years old. It’s Grrrrrrrrrr8 !!!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I guess it correlates to the quality of the contents of each site 🙂

            • KJP in Portland

              Johnny, you should post that every day here after you’re finished plugging the numbers. I’d love to see this in a spreadsheet format!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I guess that can be arranged 🙂

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Is this what you were thinking of? *refresh*

      • John P.

        Tony O is 33,600 places *higher* in ranking than Scientology

        Actually, the difference in the ordinal ranking is not nearly as wide as the difference in actual page views. If you look in the Alexa rankings, the #1 site in the US is Google. The #100 site in the US is AmericanExpress.com. The change in rankings is linear, while the change in traffic is likely to be logarithmic. While American Express is hardly a trivial corporation, it’s a reasonable guess that their traffic is perhaps 1/10 that of Google, even though their difference in rank out of the millions of sites Alexa surveys, is small.

        It is thus reasonable to expect that the cult’s ranking at 45,929 means they’re getting less than 1/5 the traffic as Tony when he’s ranked at 12,359; the number might be closer to 1/10. If I paid cash money to Alexa, I could probably get their detailed count of page views and visitors for the cult and for Tony and compare, but I’m not going to waste the cash to prove something I think is adequately represented by an educated guess.

        In my brief experience running my site for the last 11 days, I’ve gone from #8,150,xxx globally to #2,191,099 by going from three hundred on the day of my first Alexa ranking to about a thousand unique visitors per day. And I’m now #317,000 ranked for popularity in the US, up from #394,809 the day before. While I would love to believe this is a testament to my “straight up and vertical” awesomeness, it is clearly the working out of the inverse logarithmic curve that relates page views to rankings.

    • DodoTheLaser

      “Both sites took a huge plunge.” – Calm before the storm.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Hey, Dodo!

        Fact is that even if you have just as many visits as the day before your ratings may go up or down, because the rankings are compared to other sites. I hardly believe Tony has lost that many readers in one day, so that would mean 3,000 other sites have upped their stats big time (straight up and vertical) over night.

        I just don’t see what could have caused this. Like I said: we’ll just have to see what tomorrows stats say 🙂

        • DodoTheLaser

          Yeah, I understand your point J.Tank.
          Could be Alexa’s internal snafu or some foul play by some interested parties.
          Who knows. Like you said – let’s see tomorrows stats 🙂
          Thank you for doing this, btw!

          P.S. Re: Forever Autumn – Lake of Tears fan?

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            ‘Forever Autumn’ is a song from Jeff Wayne’s 1978 musical version of ‘The War Of The Worlds’. I’ve loved this since long before TC did his movie (which I will never watch).

            HOWEVER, one of my favourite songs is ‘To Blossom Blue’ from the very LoT album you mentioned 🙂

            • DodoTheLaser
            • DodoTheLaser

              A few years ago, when I was still in, I was posting in their forum and had a couple interesting exchanges about scientology with the MOD, who happend to be the singer of LoT – Daniel Brennare. He was very cool about it, just sharing his thoughts on the whole thing. It was flattering and thought-provoking even though I was such a “bad ass scientologist” who knew it all.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I am somewhat surprised you’ve even heard of them. I live in Norway and actually work with a lot of Swedeish people who haven’t even heard of them. I have 5 songs by them on my iPod, but I think I might have to get a few more of their albums.

              A Scientologist listening to doom metal??? That’s kind of ironic 😉

              You meet the strangest people in the Bunker. Lol.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Hahahaha! I am surprised the same! I was metal head before I was scientologist.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijWwNUg4qMU

            • DodoTheLaser

              P.S. Just want to thank you, for musical reasons this time, Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn).

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              How do you mean?

            • DodoTheLaser

              I don’t often meet people who appreciate music I like, even though it’s not just metal.
              LoT, in particular. That’s what I mean.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Well, then thanks are in order from me to you too, brother!

              For me it gets harder and harder to find kindred spirits in the musical world these days. Things I enjoy are either not in the charts or they’re hopelessly out of date (if any music really goes out of date…)

            • DodoTheLaser

              I know exactly what you mean.
              Internet is rather friend than foe, in this regard.
              Kindred spirit you are, brother!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              (((MAN-HUG)))

            • KJP in Portland

              *raises hands*

            • DodoTheLaser

              🙂

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Are you into Danzig as well?

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF6z7F4PTHc

            • DodoTheLaser

              Not much into Danzig (like some of his work), but pretty familiar.

            • KJP in Portland

              And you’re playing your vinyl on a nice, beautiful tube amplifier, right?

            • DodoTheLaser

              Haha! I wish. I used to. And I know what you are saying, K.
              It’s digital these days, and it’s ok too. May be some day.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I love the portability of digital music. I have a very good pair of in-ear buds that deliver great sound, although they will never measure up to vinyl and tubes.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Yes and yes. And I’m glad both options are still out here.
              Even Samsung is promoting the tubes. It’s all good.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I don’t know about you, but when I listen to music I can listen to the same song over and over: one time just concentrating on the bass, once just concentrating on the drums, once on the rhythm guitar and so on, picking the whole song apart to it’s individual components, before piecing it back together.
              I could have listened to a song 100 times and still find new things I’ve not noticed before. It’s my passion 🙂

            • DodoTheLaser

              Let’s just say I am a serial listener too. Very much so.

          • Zana

            I’m looking forward to what this weekend brings.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I hear you. Exciting times, eh?! 🙂

            • KJP in Portland

              REST…and, the Sunday Funnies! Unless important things are afoot, I ALWAYS looked forward to the Sunday page!

              😀

            • DodoTheLaser

              This weekend it will be helluva lot more than that, sir!

        • AintMizBahavin

          since its known that google and other sites that cobble together the stats have been known to take monetary benefits to downgrade certain sites… in some cases remove the sites completely from their stats.. the good news is there are tooooooooooooo many bunkerites to allow the bunker to take a hit like this for long… so i hope cob gave the companies very good money for the bunker to make fools of them in the long run

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        “- Clam before the storm for scientology.”

        I see what you did there.

  • MaxSpaceman

    For those interested, it is important to have some facts about the upcoming release of “super power” to members in The Culti of $cientology Inc.

    THE HUMONGOUS RUNDOWN by Lafayette Ronald Hubblard (aka Super Power)

    From Dan Koon: Super Power, Explanation by.
    “The original situation, however – unproductive staff members – remained. The List 1 Project was basically an ethics-type approach to the problem and it failed miserably. LRH came up with another handling and called it the Humongous Rundown or, as we know it today, Super Power.

    LRH laid out 12 individual rundowns that make up Super Power. The initial concept was to help staff members become more causative and efficient on their posts so as to create faster expansion for Scientology.

    -01– Ethics Repair List
    -02– Personal Revival Rundown
    -03– Consequences Rundown
    -04– Bright Think Rundown
    -05– Study Rundown
    At this juncture in his Super Power processing, the person will be pretty cleaned up of certain factors that were dragging his attention back into the past. So, now his ability to learn and think with data can be addressed. The first stage of this is the Study Rundown, which consists of being audited on The Study Green Form.

    -06– False Data and Loss Rundown Part 1
    The handling developed was to find areas in the person’s life where he or she might be having difficulties as the result of false data, find a false datum and strip it off using FDSing tech and then locate the loss prior to accepting the false data. Then, once the loss was found, to audit that out using various tools

    -07– False Data and Loss Rundown Part 2
    -08– Cause Rundown
    -09– Power of Choice Rundown
    -10–Perception Rundown [entirely “Squirrel tech” as explained below]
    Amid the hoopla surrounding Super Power, the Perception Rundown is smack dab in the center of it. The reason for this is the many different kinds of equipment and special rooms that have been developed for this part of Super Power.

    The church has spent millions researching, prototyping and producing fancy machines, stations and entire rooms so a person can drill such esoteric perceptics as Awareness of Awareness, Saline Content of Cells, Perception of Conclusions (past and present) and the like. That is not to say that someone could not drill each of his perceptions using this equipment but that is most definitely NOT part of the rundown as laid out by LRH.

    -11– Perception Drills
    Once the charge is handled on a particular perceptic, one drills the perceptic to improve the ability to use it. Say the person had trouble with his hearing. You’d put a ticking clock (or something similar) on the table and have the pc put his attention on the clock (listen to it) and then take his attention off the clock (causatively don’t listen to it). The general idea is to have the pc put his attention on the perceptic channel and take his attention off it and alternate this back and forth to the end phenomena of the process.

    -12– Learning Drills
    Now he/she does the Learning Drills as laid out in PAB 110, 15 April 1957, EDUCATION

    Physical Universe Drills

    The final step of Super Power is to drill the person on the actions of his/her job or post. The basic idea here is to drill the person to become more adept at the mechanical actions of his job. This is a matter of isolating the actions and their sequences that the person does in his or her work. You then have the person go through these motions and drill him to become more efficient and faster at doing them. Each aspect of the job is covered until the person, in present time, is capable of assimilating data and learning and with heightened awareness becomes a whiz at his or her job.

    So- the thing of it all is that the whole expensive process should be a huge down for a member. It is made, as all can see, for BURNT OUT SeaOrg staff, not for successful public and whales.
    .
    But in Orwellian Scientology, people may go “The Wins!, The Wins! Beyond anything you could imagine!!” Who knows …

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      This is great information, Max. You should post this on Tony’s next article, seeing as most of the Bunkerites have gone to bed now.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Roger that, Johnny T(FA). Over and out, from Space Station 33.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          You are way out there, man 😉

        • Artoo45

          Space is wild!

      • KJP in Portland

        I’m even in bed reading.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          You should be sleeping in Portland by now. I’m not one to talk though, it’s 10am over here, and I came home from work 4hrs ago. I should also be in bed.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Case in point – Bunker never sleeps.
            Sleep is important though, yeah I said it.
            Peace, brothers.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              We have visitors from all over the world I guess, so we gotta be open 24/7 🙂

    • DodoTheLaser

      Basically, LRH managed to convince bunch of folks (Sea Org) that they are very special.
      He then proceeded to abuse them and their trust, both covertly and overtly.

      When too many started caving in and even blowing, he came up with another woo woo,
      to “help” them and boost their confidence, ego and dedication.

      The Super Power Rundown was born.

      Mindfuck within a mindfuck.

      • Ardent

        I smelled mindfuck as soon as I sat down for my ‘intelligence test’, that “Oxford” BS, on badly mimeographed paper. Since that day I have been an avowed enemy of Scientology, and I do hope, dearly, that one day I will witness its demise, it’s ruination, the complete removal of the evil Ron wrought upon this world, and the freeing of all the souls captured and spiritually starved in his gulag of the mind. (end of rant)

    • 0tessa

      So the purpose of these rundowns is to make slaves into even better slaves …?

      • DodoTheLaser

        Yes. Very much so.

    • Illinoisian

      Thanks. (I asked about this a few days ago and you kindly replied with a link.) This explains the role of the ‘devices’ and how they fit into the (long, repetitive, and sometimes bizarre) sequence.

  • DodoTheLaser

    What honest scientology email would look like:

    Dear Fellow Scientologist,

    I’m sure you know by now that the Super Power thing is finally will be open/released for real this time.
    This weekend. Both rundown and the building.

    It’s hard to believe, I know, after all these years.
    And who the fuck knows what it’s gonna be? Hopefully something theta.

    Anyway, it’s been a helluva fucking ride, it’s better be good.

    Also, GAT 2. Yeah. After GAT 1. Makes sense. Just shoot me.

    Anyway, please try to show up, I guess.

    Cheers.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Heh heh… complete with a typo and all… was that deliberate? :p

      • DodoTheLaser

        What typo?

        • EnthralledObserver

          “it’s better be good”
          This one… 😉

          • DodoTheLaser

            Still don’t see it. Did I edit it out?

            • EnthralledObserver

              “it’s” should be either ‘it’d’ or ‘it’ I refreshed and it’s still there. I’m not going crazy am I? lol Maybe it IS just me…

            • DodoTheLaser

              Dunno. I’m sure your Australian English is a lot better than my Russian English though. 🙂

            • EnthralledObserver

              Hahaha… Dodo, this is where you say that yes, yes it was an intentional ‘typo’… for authenticity. 😉

            • DodoTheLaser

              There is a good reason first part of my handle is Dodo! Ok? Ok. 🙂

            • EnthralledObserver

              But what a lovable soul you are… 🙂 (And you are no dodo, not really – I can only speak one language)

            • DodoTheLaser

              Thank you and I mean it. <3 So you are. We all speak just one language really.

            • EnthralledObserver

              🙂 And thank you too… *hugs*

            • Ardent

              You’re in Australia, too? You are aware of Senator Xenophon’s efforts?

            • AintMizBahavin

              oh no you don’t.. i dont know you personally but you’re one of the sweetest,realest, funniest people i could know on and off line. so don’t you dare print that statement again… and that goes for everyone here. no matter what you did in the past its your present that counts. and your present and presence has helped my family keep 12 eyes on my god daughter because of all i learned from each and everyone of you…..and that includes the shills from cob their posts lets me know the difference between ex cobs and those still caught in the cobras web

            • DodoTheLaser

              Wow! Thank you so much for your kindness!

    • AintMizBahavin

      the typo though im probably about 20 hrs late. as i had a hard day not sure how but my god daughter received a email demanding her attendance at this opening and was all packed to go when her brother caught her and informed us….

      Anyway, it’s been a helluva fucking ride, it’s better be good.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Thanks. Fixed 🙂

  • Jeb Burton

    Just got my paper this morning, and the TB times has the story of the opening on the lower fold on the front page. When you turn to 8a to read the rest of the story, they have a support article with some pictures, about what is on each floor of the SP building. Wonder if the Times got the pictures from scion PR, or if they have another source? I would ponder that DM is trying to keep it a surprise.

    • Sunny Sands

      Here’s some of the article with the pictures. The pics aren’t at the TB Times, as far as I could see. Sorry, it’s so blurry and I can’t delete it.

      • chukicita

        I found the article and the supplement (photo’d above) online at tampbay.com this morning.

        • L. C. Spencer

          CAUTION: I followed this link and not only did not get the TBT page, I got a re-routed page that demanded I “update my system” and would not close without Ctrl-Alt-Del. I would recommend that others just google it or go to the paper’s main page and do a search, rather than click the link.

          Sorry, Chukicita, I know it’s nothing you did, sometimes links are just borked. It happens.

          • chukicita

            Yikes! I didn’t realize it would turn into a link, and I’ve edited it out. Thank you for the heads up!

  • DodoTheLaser

    New post is up.

  • Maxim Zbitnoff

    great portrait of Jeff.
    @Karen#1… I can see you are not going compromise with the devil… powerful video statement.

  • Vinay Agarwala

    That picture at the top is a great composition.