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The Oiliness Table, For Real! A Look Inside Scientology’s Super Power Building

SPDetailOur thanks to the eagle-eyed researchers over at WhyWeProtest.net, who have been scouring Facebook to find photos taken by Scientologists who were at this weekend’s festivities in Clearwater, Florida.

We’ve been posting some images taken by church members of the parties that began on Friday. And now, one Scientologist in particular appears to have broken the rules and took a series of shots on the Super Power Building’s already legendary space-aged fifth floor, where the “Perceptics” contraptions are housed. (Or, looks more likely, took snapshots of a brochure of these items.)

Finally, after looking at renderings of this floor for years, we’re getting to see the real thing.

We don’t know how long this church member will keep up her photos, but take a look at them here while you can.

Here’s the item that is probably most familiar to the public and has been seen in renderings for several years, a gyro device for disorienting a wealthy Hubbardite.

 
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Here’s one of the slick hallways. The biggest difference from the renderings we posted early in 2012 seems to be the overall color — the original plans showed these interiors with a bluer hue.

 
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In Scientologese, “Cause Resurgence” translates to: “We’ve turned a punishment of running around a pole for 12 hours a day under the desert sun into a mindless exercise of circling a pole in a darkened room, and wealthy people are actually going to pay us for the privilege.”

 
SPB3

 
Your guess is as good as ours on this next one…

 
SPB4

 
Oh my, can it be? Yes! It’s the Oiliness Table! Finally, we get to see at least part of our white whale, the contraption that will somehow measure a person’s “oiliness,” one of 57 “perceptics” that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard described. These are the senses as perceived by you, as a thetan, as you relive your past life experiences on your trillions-year-long “whole track” of existence. And how are you going to know whether you had too much suntan lotion on as you relive an experience from 20 billion years ago on the Planet Coppertone if your oiliness perceptic is off? Thank goodness this contraption now exists to dial in your sense of grease!

 
SPB5

 
Our thanks to the Scientologist who defied the rules and snapped a few shots for her scrap book. We’re all the wiser for it.

 
We had a super busy day yesterday, so we barely had time to note all of the weird things going on in the press about Scientology. We know you, our loyal readers, must have been shaking your heads as much as we were to see some of the coverage of Sunday’s big grand opening event.

Clearly, from the photo that Mike Rinder took of the entire crowd from a helicopter rented by Mike Bennitt, there were no more than 2,500 to 3,000 people in attendance for the event, and nothing like the 6,000 to 10,000 we’ve seen claimed in some media coverage.

Also, the fact that Mike Rinder, Scientology’s former top spokesman, took to the skies and hovered over the event, and may have contributed to Scientology leader David Miscavige cutting the ceremony so short at eight minutes — surely, this was a news story. That every news outlet and website ignored it is a shame, but at least we all had a front row seat for that amazing occurrence right here in the Bunker.

One thing is very clear: An eight-minute ceremony in front of less than half the anticipated crowd after construction that lasted 15 years was a dismal failure for Miscavige and the church. It’s too bad more news organizations can’t point out that simple fact. Imagine if 3,000 people showed up for a Super Bowl. Would they hold back then? Well, this was the Super Bowl as far as David Miscavige was concerned, and the anemic attendance is just more evidence of how badly Scientology is hurting right now.

Yesterday was also noteworthy to see other news organizations react to our exclusive interview with Jacqueline Olivier. And last night, Leah Remini lost out on Dancing with the Stars, but not before she got to make some bold statements (in words and motion) about Scientology.

Now that she’s off the show, isn’t it time for her deposition in Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against the church? We’ll check on that as soon as we can!

 
Here was Bryan Seymour’s report from Sydney…

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 19, 2013 at 07:00

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  • i-Betty

    WE BELIEVE THAT DISCONNECTION IS CRUEL AND WRONG

    Helpline:

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

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

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

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

    You may be feeling:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You might also like to look at the “Dear Scientologist” series of letters written by ex-Scientologists which are specifically tailored to be free of any reference to OT materials. They are beautifully written and might begin to help you make sense of your questions and confusion. Here is the link: http://www.lermanet.com/scientology/dear-scientologist2.htm

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

    Call the Toll Free number. It might just be the first step to the rest of your life.

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

    We wish you so much luck and love.

    • Dog Saluter

      I-Betty this is magnificent. Thank you and please repost often.

      • MaxSpaceman

        iBetty do have a regular posting sched. of that’n, DogS.
        Still good idear to support that with your comment. Ride on.!

    • KJP in Portland

      Keep up your OUTSTANDING campaign!, Betty, (((hugs)))

    • GlibWog

      ***********Betty.. That is the One with the UK London number that Isn’t correct… EEEEEEEp.. ******

      We have NO UK London # .. Unless you have discovered one by now..

    • Still_On_Your_Side

      This is wonderful. Great job I-Betty! The poster and the text before it should be everywhere. Members of the Sea Org, and public, will see this. It will stay in their mind and sometime, maybe tomorrow or next year, the calls will start.

  • Sydjazz

    Would it be totally bad of me to start posting this on scion fb pages?

  • Hobson’sChoice

    Good night Bunker’oos. (Is there a John Boy in the house? Good night as well.)

    • Missionary Kid

      Hope you feel better.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Night. sleep will get the rest you need

  • jmh
    • Eclipse-girl

      TY and done

      • jmh

        Thanks again! 🙂

    • KJP in Portland

      In support, I flagged them all. That was sure a mess of them! Keep them coming!

      One of those batshits was asking $35 for a copy of Dianetics – Dog robbers!

      • jmh

        Thank you, KJP!

        • KJP in Portland

          I am your liege in support of this effort *bows*. Happy I can do a little something that counts!

    • Sherbet

      Did about 80% of them.

      • jmh

        Thanks! Your efforts are much appreciated!

        • Sherbet

          So are YOURS, jmh!

    • Lurkness
      • Lurkness

        Awesome and thanks, down now to just two ads left!

    • Lurkness

      Several of the OC ads went down on your other OC links tonight (a few left though). THIS $cilon poster (link below) is really outrageous and upsetting. For instance there is this ad included in the list: ” If you were diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and don’t know what to do, we are here to help. We believe in helping people with non-drugging solutions. We believe in getting to the heart of the problem and resolving it with kindness and sincerity.” Also don’t say they are $cientology.

      http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/ccc?catAbb=eee&query=949+297+4446&zoomToPosting=

      • Lurkness

        Yeah, I know who not to trust.

        Scamming $cientologists who don’t identify themselves is this first clue. such asswipes. Another ad from the link above:

        11/12-11/26: Want to Know Who You Can and Can’t Trust? If you are the kind of person who has a hard time figuring out if people are honest and trustworthy, then come in and take our class. If you get taken advantage of, treated badly or used, come take our class. Call Diana at (949) 297-4446 for more info.

        • Lurkness

          another ad, but I fixed it for them and maybe they will seek the help:

          11/18-12/2: Is Your Job a Nightmare?

          If you hate going into work everyday
          and you are becoming grumpier
          because of it,
          turn things around
          call Chuck at 1-866-XSEA ORG (1-866-973-2674)

        • Lurkness

          Of course, these type of people are the perfect marks for their grifting. Scum, just scamming scum.

        • Robert Eckert

          If you’re the type of person who’s easily taken advantage of, always falls for scams, and puts up with being abused for a long time, Scientology wants you to join!

    • KJP in Portland

      I guffawed at the one that said “want more time in your day?” Oh sure, I’ll just yippy-skippy drive on down and join up in your Sea Org! Hell, 18 hour days are what I really want!

  • EnthralledObserver

    William Rathbun… for realz?

    • TXCowgirl

      Billy-Jim Rathbun
      (that was Texas speak)

      • EnthralledObserver

        So this whole Marty has had a baby isn’t a joke…? I’m trying to get answers but everyone seems reluctant, so I began to think maybe it was/is a hoax.

        • Eclipse-girl

          There is a photo of Marty holding a newborn somewhere

          • EnthralledObserver

            When I was considering it may be a hoax (not anymore) I wondered if that was someone else’s baby… like Claire Headley’s or some other friend’s… it didn’t show much… that’s all.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I do not think Marc and Claire would let us go on that long.
              Everyone likes a joke, but I am pretty sure this one is real.

            • EnthralledObserver

              It just clicked that now some of Mosey’s testimony makes more sense… the part about how ‘they’ (OSA I presume) knew that they, Mosey and Marty, had been trying for a baby and Mosey wondered how they knew. I wondered then why they ‘stopped’ trying… well.. simple… she eventually got pregnant, evidently. Vvvwwwaaalaa – Bubba Rathbun. And he’s cute!

            • Noni Mause

              Wow. No darn wonder Mosey’s drawn a line in the sand. There’s no way she’d want creepy Co$ gathering intel on her newborn.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Yes, it makes sense now that it’s now that she has decided enough is enough. I mean, it doesn’t even have to be ALL the reason, but surely it is some of the reason.

            • Noni Mause

              They should just throw in the towel now. Their arguments that this is merely a get rich quick scheme will vanish from any reasonable persons mind the moment they see Mosey cradling her little one. THAT’S what this lawsuit is all about.

            • EnthralledObserver

              I hope it will make Makemerich think twice, but somehow I think he’s arrogant and selfish enough to not give a shit and plough on. It will be his undoing…

            • ThetaBara

              If you bothered to read, you’d know. I know you don’t like me and I do my best to ignore you, but FFS, lurk moar and then you’ll know what’s going on!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Fuck off, cunt!

            • ThetaBara

              LOL. Scientology can help you with that!

        • SandiCorrena

          He’s a proud new daddy according to the posts.

        • TXCowgirl

          No joke. Everyone’s virtual jaw dropped. DM better stop messing with a baby momma!

  • ThetaBara

    Is that a cupholder on the vomitron?! o.O

    • Sydjazz

      Cheaper to go to the fair

      • KJP in Portland

        I have a fear of heights, but i swear, I’m going to do that slingshot ride one day to overcome my fear…(all I have to do is close my eyes for 30 seconds!)

  • Sydjazz

    Hey did you know there is a scientology app now?

  • Just wanna say. Came home after work, popped 1.5 mg of ativan and I am feeling good right now. No anxiety at all. You’re missing out Scientologists–just saying.

    • Sydjazz

      Pass some over here 🙂

      • haha if you were here I would

    • KJP in Portland

      Stop downvoting Derek! If you don’t agree, keep it to yourself. Very bad taste to downvote Derek. He’s been through more than you can ever imagine!

      • Hahaha its okay. If you’re not getting downvoted, you’re not doin’ it right!

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    I read the raw “running program” advices when I had to cover for the Intern Sup Flag, and give high crime checkouts on them to the Flag RPF Qual people. This was way back in the late 1970s, like 1978, when the Flag RPF, like the PAC RPF, were used to pilot the original running program.

    One thing I recall is LRH discussed “second wind” and another point is that the running program is based in part on an OT therapy used zillions of years ago, to rehabilitate OTs, by having them do large ovals or circles in outer space.

    This then ties in with the OT process to be done after one’s dead, “unhindered by the body” and LRH telling Sarge Steven Pfauth that LRH planned to go circle a distant star as LRH’s next action, this makes sense if you put all these writings and LRH’s words to Sarge, together.

    Lawrence Wright’s book final two pages, and Marty’s 3rd book, chapter 24 “Meanwhile Back at the Ranch” are must reads, in conjunction with the theory on the running program.

    (I’m an atheist, I’m just telling what I read, I don’t believe in this theory and so forth, but I wish to heck all of LRH’s writings, all the full layout that supposedly was laid out at the Int Base for that project a couple years ago, I wish it all were made public, including of course LRH’s tech writings, all of the private traffic, all of the private tech briefings he gave, etc.

    Lay it all out, and then lots of things make sense, if you believe in the soul, and believe that there’s been certain therapy processes for millions of years, and running or moving in circles and ovals, does lead to some sort of spiritual rehabilitation. “second wind” phenomenon is sometimes experienced by some runners, for instance. Not that this is valid, but I recall LRH mentioning second wind in the traffic on the running program. I think he said the actual spiritual gain is not just second wind, or something.

    Anyways, to say that the running program could be done over and over, one thing LRH said about how the OT running program was used on OTs in the past, made it sound like it could be used on OTs over and over, as need be, the way LRH phrased describing how it was done in the past on OTs, is all.

    Finally, If Sarge is to be believed, and I’m sure he is, then LRH is supposedly out doing the OT running program as we speak.

    This comment is in regards to the criticism of how the running program is going to be allowed to be delivered, and to have people pay to do it, multiple times in the future, if they choose.

    It makes sense, in fact, when I re-read the running program raw tech advices, on the INCOMM computer system, which I sneaked peaks at some of them in 1991 again when I worked in the INCOMM Int computer room, I remember the few phrases where Hubbard says that OTs doing large circles in space, was a spiritual rehabilitating process for them.

    That Hubbard said that was what his next action was to be, after he died, is pretty significant, and thus why there would be this whole floor to just this action. Us humans can only do the running program in bodies, but towards the same spiritual rehabilitating ends that Hubbard said OTs on the wholetrack sought gains out of doing the big circles in space.

    Again, I don’t believe a bit of this, as I’m an atheist.

    Chuck Beatty
    ex Sea Org (1975-2003)
    I spent a lot of years reading a huge amount of Hubbard’s private writings during both the routing forms project, and as part of being course supervisor for thousands of staff training on Hubbard’s admin writings, and also during other projects, like proofreading the ASI despatch traffic from LRH.

    • Great White Clam

      Well L Ironic Hubsurd would not have had such a big target for the Vistaril needle if he would have did it IRL before heading off to T2.

      Just saying.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      It is known that running causes endorphins and other brain chemicals to be released. I wonder how much of Hubbards phenomena can be explained by that.

      • Great White Clam

        There is something more to this.

        read

        the loneliness of the long distance runner

        inner tennis

        Something, but nothing quite like what lrh said/wanted there to be in it.

      • noseinabk

        Hubbard got his endorphin’s from laughing his ass off at the people who believed his bullshit.

      • kemist

        Ah yes, the runner’s high.

        How I miss that.

        It’s a really pleasant feeling that you get if you run for a long time (over 1 hour used to do it for me). It’s much less boring and stressful for joints to to it in the street rather than around a pole though.

        It could explain why Hubbard used it as a process.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          I would imagine that the endorphins are part of it. Arnie Lerma has also noted that the small current of the e-meter can release endorphins or other euphoroids, (I just made that up) and might be responsible for some of the positive feelings associated with auditing.

          I think that part of it is confirmation bias. In every scientology auditing process, the “PC” is instructed in the theory of what is going to be happening to him/her.

          It is sometimes called “CS-1” or the first thing scheduled for the auditor to do: Groove in the PC on what is happening, word clear the processes, etc. Hubbard noted that this improved ‘results’. But with confirmation bias, one experiences what they are told to expect. If one has a internal ‘model’ or explanation prior to observation, then one has a bias toward only seeing the things that support that model.

          So in part, I think that a PC experiences ‘results’ that only occur if they have a ‘model’ of the process and the expected results in their mind first. Then they ‘experience’ what they expect.

          In my experience, things like touch assists almost never work unless you explain what you are doing and how it is supposed to work. The real ‘successes’ only occurred with scientologists who already knew what to expect.

          Couple things like endorphin release with confirmation bias and sunk cost bias and magical thinking, and you have a recipe for repetitive self-hypnosis into ‘success’ and ‘improvement’.

    • Gigamesh

      It’s always great to hear from the long-in experts that LRH was an idiot. Thanks, Chuck!

    • I’m sure it is much less tiring for a dead man to run around a star than it is for a live one to run around a pole. I mean seriously, what about that guy with the cane in the front row? What is he to do?

      I know it isn’t fair for me to say I don’t get how people keep falling for this. Since I was once a Scientologist. But shit dude, for me it was like Santa Clause wasn’t real, and no one told me. So i found out on my own.

      How the hell do you get an adult to believe in Santa Clause even when the PROOF is RIGHT THERE that he is fake!

      For the time being I am a strong agnostic, i.e. I don’t think it is possible for anyone to ever know whether or not there is a god/s until it is far too late to tell anyone. I also think the existence or non existence of such an entity is irrelevant to life here on Earth and so is not something worth pursuit.

      • MaxSpaceman

        respect your opinion and the right to own it.
        that’s what freedom of religion means ain’t it.

        • “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”

      • noseinabk

        Lalalalala, *fingers in my ears* Santa is real!!!!
        My Mamma told me that Santa is real. She said Santa is that feeling you get when you give someone a gift. Good enough for me, 🙂

        • I don’t know the idea that some old bearded dude is “feeling” me from the inside…. Not hip with that.

          • noseinabk

            Yea I know. Some weirdo once gave us this Elf on The Shelf toy. My kids made me throw it out. Why parents thought it was a good idea to tell the kids that the elf that was watching you was cute? I am fond of the way my mom answered my question about santa. She explained that to her it was a term for the spirit of giving. Evasive but nice answer.

            http://www.chicagonow.com/tot-wrangler/files/2013/11/elf-on-the-shelf.jpg

            • hahaha yeah that was a neat way to describe it. I love it. Just couldn’t help the joke, its my nature

              that is one creepy elf!

            • noseinabk

              Funny that my mom ( not an overly religious person) is at this moment playing Mrs. Claus to Mr Mall Santa in FL.

    • media_lush

      I remember reading a very detailed SCIENTIFIC explanation for the so called “runners high” explaining why it is euphoric. The article said it was not even open to conjecture, just pure science.

      • jeff

        It is. Endogenous + morphine = endorphin.

      • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

        Excellent info, thankyou so much.

        This is a perfect example of Hubbard’s superficiality.

        He mentally sprang right into his fiction mind (which he thinks is reality) and ends up thrusting his sci fi OT abilities that souls rehabilitated by doing large ovals and circles in space, as somehow connected to this runner’s high phenomenon.

        Hubbard chose to dive into his past track rather than research anything properly.

        Again, Martin Gardner’s book “Fads and Fallacies” lays out how all the 20th century crank pseudo-science people that Gardner covers so excellently in his book, how all of them commonly fail at proper research, and instead delve into their flawed minds for their discoveries and then don’t have any good proof for their crank theories.

        The OT running program, which Hubbard last left his top movement members to believe that Hubbard was now going out to do this OT running program, himself, this is a perfect example of Hubbard, crank, to the core!

  • Sydjazz

    Omg scientology mag celebrity on ipad. :O

  • media_lush

    Mike Rinder has a new piece up

    “Tours started right away after the ribbon was cut. Tours started every 10 minutes in groups of 75. It was very hot outside under the sun and many people just left instead of waiting around for a tour.”

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/update-from-inside-the-bubble/

    • Graham

      “many people just left instead of waiting around for a tour.” What?! The greatest event in the history of the universe, the chance to see inside their own holy-of-holies that they’ve given millions to and they ‘just left’? Are these $cientologists just a bunch of gutless wusses? I think the average Bunkerite would have stayed for as long as it took regardless of the heat to get to see the inside that building.

  • Sydjazz

    Free scientology courses app on the ipad. They want all your contact info. Only downloaded to leave a review.

    • Snippy_X

      Hope you gave them your Venus address.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Oh! Forgot to mention something amusing I overheard at Disneyland earlier today. My wife and i were in the audience for The View when Leah Remini and Barbara Walters had a nice discussion about Disconnection. We stopped off at the Starbucks on Main Street USA (yes, there is a Starbucks INSIDE Disneyland now), and sat down to drink our coffee. There were two women who had also just come from the taping, and were floored about Remini’s revelations. One of them declared, “If I left the Catholic church and became a Lutheran, no one from my church would insist that my family cut me off!”

    We ended up giving them a primer on Scientology. When I got to the blowing-up-the-imprisoned-alien-souls part of the story, they couldn’t believe that anybody could believe it. I pointed out that the CoS didn’t reveal this until people were well in.

    • SandiCorrena

      You had a great day!! And all because of your devotion to the Missus! I love that!

    • Eclipse-girl

      Nice education job.

    • OrangySky

      A Starbucks inside Disneyland – branding inside branding! Thanks for taking that “teaching moment”!

    • edge

      Great job telling people about Disconnection! And a Starbucks inside Disneyland…wow. Wonder what Walt would think of another brand existing inside his theme park. This multi-branding makes my head spin a little, like how Google brands its OS with the name of a branded candy bar (Kit Kat).

      • ThetaBara

        “Main Street” is actually pretty cool. You can get decent food (not the horrible cafeteria stuff they have in the main park) and even a beer. And you should see the giant dragon they have on the lego store!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Walt Disney LOVED corporate sponsorships. When Disneyland opened, there was Coca Cola Corner, and the Swift Market House, and the Hills Brothers Coffee House. Pepsi Cola brought you the Golden Horseshoe Review and there was Frito’s Casa Mexicana. Even Small World was sponsored– by the Bank of America (who also sponsored the working bank on Main Street).

    • Sydjazz

      I might actually have to watch for leah giving walters the rundown. If it gets aired.

  • John

    Is that handshake at 4:30 in the video an actual Scientology handshake, or just two guys with a stupid secret handshake? It seemed like the latter to me.

    • Aslansown

      Yeah — I thought it was just them being silly, but the narration made it seem like it was a sooper secret handshake.

    • media_lush

      they obviously left it in without explanation to make you think the former

  • media_lush

    pssst…. not sure if I should post this but Placido Domingo’s granddaughter {or daughter} Ivonne Armant, some TV personality in LA is seen to be a celeb scientologist and was at GAT2 and has posted loads of pics eg inside the Fort Harrison luxery room, gifts, inside Super Power building as well….. if you go through her pics you’ll see loads of pics inside the celeb centre in LA shhhh, okay https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=173934006146070&set=a.100660750140063.1073741828.100005884140635&type=1&comment_id=183605&offset=0&total_comments=14

    • Aslansown

      I think those are the ones over on wwp. Lots of selfies!

      • media_lush

        her pass uses the Domingo name but she chooses to use another one for her facebook page

        • Aslansown

          I was curious so I found this: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0996389/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm#trivia

          Armant is her ex-husband’s last name. After separating, she liked it so much that she decided to keep it as her artistic name

          • media_lush

            I wonder if he separated for the same reason Kirstie’s husband did… too much scion madness….?

            • Aslansown

              Very possible.

        • Sherbet

          That area could use the Clutter Rundown. I’d hate to have to dust all the railings and chairs and tables and plants…

        • KJP in Portland

          Born 1974. Sr. Domingo (1940). So, ol’ Placido was a 34 yr. old grandaddy?

          • IBBy

            Placido Domingo is her father I think

            Edit, maybe not. hmmmm I’m trying to figure it out

            • media_lush

              this probably confirms it ….. but wasn’t he declared an SP?

            • ThetaBara

              There is a Placido Jr, who is an ex. His ex-wife Sam (also an ex) sometimes posts here. Placido Jr disconnected from the “church” when they wanted him to stop talking to Sam (even though they’d already spilt, which I think speaks really well of both of them).
              I am guessing that means that this girl doesn’t talk to either of them, which I don’t even have to say is sad, and wrong, and why.

            • media_lush

              clears up a few things

            • media_lush

              imdb profile

        • Sydjazz

          Did you see the goody bag she took a pic of?

          • media_lush

            I posted two bags on her bed pic…. but it makes me think that the one with the shoes, purse, and jewellery might have been what was inside…. anyway, she’s removed all of them

            • Sydjazz

              Tg you saved them here hehe. Maybe a lurker told her they were being posted here. And now she is in trouble

        • Snippy_X

          How nouveau-riche. Is that a color scheme? Wait, it’s green and yellow snot on dried blood. I get it!

        • Graham

          Grief- that interior shot. It’s so f***ing tasteless. If you were designing a set for a nineteenth century brothel you wouldn’t make it that tasteless.

          Evidently Elwrong Flubtard missed a couple of “perceptics”: 1) sense of style 2) sense of humour.

    • media_lush

      And the pic that makes me sad….. she seems so happy in all her photos yet she is willing to buy literally tens of thousands of Hubbard lectures on CD [who still uses CD’s nowadays, ed?]

      • MaxSpaceman

        Nobody uses CDs nowadays, Lush (nearly), *but* the reason she has those is because there is *no other way* to get the Hubblard lectures. Davey Miscabbage is in the business of selling Hubblard’s audioworks; he is delaying going digital (WAV, mp3, etc) for those, because then he will lose lots of sails by pirated duplication.

        • ThetaBara

          Right, because it is sooooooooo hard to rip CDs!

      • Artoo45

        And note how dirty and worn those boxes are. They’ve been around the block a few times, but they’ve never been opened. Hmmmmm . . .

    • media_lush

      it really is a different world if you’re a celeb scion

      • Sydjazz

        Lets play what’s in the goody bag from flag

    • KJP in Portland

      What a yutz…I couldn’t stand looking at her ‘life in the rich and famous lane’. Someone else enjoy. LOL, she’s SP’ by now!

    • IBBy

      hmmm, selfies, obvious lip injections, more selfies. gosh she seems so interesting *slow claps*

      • media_lush

        …. I always feel loathe to show semi-private photos like this but when I went through them I did notice that just every second pic was a selfie… and she’s in television, that and the fact the pics are not private…. so, fair game in my book. From experience I think the people who post the most of selfies are often the most insecure of who they are.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Her photos of Super power building opening reveal that she was inside Ft Harrison at the time… I wonder how many others had such cushy views inside, or at least on a balcony where it wasn’t as hot in the sun. TC may not have had the best seat in the house after all…

    • media_lush

      LULZ!!!

      guess someone told her….. she’s removed all the ones with any scientology related stuff ….. and guess what remains [this is just too hilarious]….. anyway, I grabbed loads more that I haven’t posted here and will post them on my http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk site tomorrow

  • jeff

    A terrible reminder of this date:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynIMzOT7Ho

    • MaxSpaceman

      Jonestown. 35 years ago. Jim Jones. Charlatan. Psychopaht.

    • ThetaBara

      For anyone interested in learning more about Jonestown, I recommend the book A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres. It’s well researched, including material that wasn’t available previously. If you want it from amazon, I recommend hitting the amazon link to the upper left on this page to help Tony out.

  • media_lush

    I posted the link for the first episode of Kirstie The Hutt’s new show yesterday and there were only 2 comments….. there are now 414 and I think every single one is negative …. considering you can only comment via facebook or yahoo that’s gotta be pretty depressing for her…. especially as she’d close to getting her OT VIII [according to Mike Rinder’s latest post]…. yeah, KSW Kirstie baby, lulz!

    http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/full-episode-first-look–watch-kirstie-alley–michael-richards–and-rhea-perlman-in-the-new-tv-land-comedy–kirstie–014001948.html

    • media_lush

      just a sample

      • Snippy_X

        Who’s Rebecca Howe?

        • media_lush

          the character she played on Cheers

          • Snippy_X

            Oh, I thought it may have been Mrs. Howe from Gilligan’s Island. That would be sad. The comments are brutal, but Kirstie was always disgusting, even back when she was doing Cheers. She might do better to go for one of those abusive talk show host spots.

            • jeff

              That would be Mrs. Howell.

            • Snippy_X

              Thanks. I’m making a lot of dumb mistakes today.

            • jeff

              Well, I’ve certainly had days like that myself.

  • Kevin Woolard
    • media_lush

      Kudos to the sub ed for the header:

      “Inside Scientology’s super power building: welcome to the smell wall”

      • Kevin Woolard

        Indeed, ML – I especially liked the below-the-line comment (it may be the Independent article) to the effect that, by incorporating the smell of spaghetti bolognese into their religious practices, the cherch runs the risk of offending a lot of pastafarians – now there’s a force to be reckoned with …

        • media_lush

          lol

        • media_lush

          just in case you might have missed my first shoop of this room I think a late night repost at the end of todays comments is acceptable

          • marti

            Didn’t see it earlier. Glad you reposted. Cracked me up.

          • Sydjazz

            Buahaha

          • Funnybroad

            This is platinum!!!

    • Graham

      Guardian article’s nicely snarky:

      “The smells – listed in the drawing as “Magnolia”, “Orange blossom”, “Lily of the Valley” and “Fig” – are clearly tributes to Jo Malone and other expensive candle shops. But the tastes are from a greasy spoon: “cheddar cheese”, “spaghetti bolognese”, “sauerkraut and sausage”. If this means anything to you, please share.”

      As one of the commenters writes: the only sense they don’t have is a sense of humour.

  • marti
    • Graham

      “The paper reported that the church expected more than 10,000 Scientologists at the event, but only 3,000 showed up.”

      • marti

        I loved reading that.

    • “new building worth 145 dollars”

      That was damn cheap 😉

  • marti
  • ParticleMom

    I’m doing some CL flagging and this one made me especially mad. I’m the mother of one child with ADHD and one with autism. I hope no one fell for this.

    http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/lss/4167327269.html

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  • Guest

    I posted this onto melb scientology fb page. Look at the comment i got

    • Casabeca

      So sad.

  • Sydjazz

    Posted this on scientology melbourne fb and look what response i got

    • Shannon

      BWA!

    • Noni Mause

      Did you let Carl know that actually THEY refuse to see him?

    • Shannon

      Are they just mass deleting what everyone posts? I can only see posts from them and their sympathizers, even when I like them (which now I kind of wish I hadn’t)…

  • DodoTheLaser

    The Super Power building and its fancy contraptions look like a New Age Mall (TM) so far.

    What a bummer it’s not the 90’s anymore.

    • Graham

      “What a bummer it’s not the 90’s anymore.”

      It still is, in $camatology Land.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Clearly so.

    • Casabeca

      Like brookstone for billionaires?

      • DodoTheLaser

        Good comparison! I had to Google/Wiki that one up.

        • MaxSpaceman

          Make that GoogleHearsay/Wiki
          ;->)

        • Casabeca

          Tis because I am 50+ and long ago worked in a mall ;).

  • DodoTheLaser

    The reason they didn’t show The Cause Resurgence floof, oops, I meant floor, to anyone is because
    LRH is back, still doing the circling thing there, rehabbing his OTness. The End Phenomena is close!

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Congratulations to Marty and Monique Rathbun on having a baby boy!! Mazel Tov!!

  • DodoTheLaser

    A bit off topic:

    Last night I came home from work and found a “Thank You” card on my desk.

    I opened it and read this:

    “Dear Mom & Dad,

    Thank you for raising me and teaching me about the right and wrong of life.
    I see other kids who live life not caring about the decisions they make and I’m thankful for being raised
    responsibly and knowing right from wrong.

    I also want to thank you guys for putting up with my attendance in school.

    You guys have been really patient with me and I thank you for that.

    Lastly, thank you for providing me a home, clothing, food and entertainment.

    More importantly, of course, thank you for providing me with with love and care.

    I love you guys so much.

    Sincerely and with much love, ******.”

    ^^^ THIS really made my day. My life, really.

    I went to his room and kissed his sleepy head.
    Just so he knows how much he loved.
    Even when he is asleep.

    Just wanted to share some happiness.

    <3 to all.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Awesome… that must feel so satisfying. And must make you feel so proud too. Well done on an obviously fantastic parenting job to you and Mrs Dodo (or Mumma Dodo – not sure of your situation)!!!!!!

      • DodoTheLaser

        Thank you! Words can’t describe it!

        • Interested

          Success. Wonderful. Keep the letter because your kid sounds young -:)) you can always pull it out later. No seriously. When my mum passed I found notes I had written to her as a child, and my heart was so full.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Really?

    • Sidney18511

      ahhhh….Latham just made me cry. So sweet!

    • Sydjazz

      Wow!

    • Sherbet

      Wonderful.

  • media_lush

    So, tomorrow at 2pm UK time (2 hours after Tony’s new post) I have a little bonus post of Placido Domingo’s daughters life as a celeb scientologist… her Super Power pics, her LA Celeb Centre pics and a few others… I’ve included a taster below… I think you’ll enjoy it. http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk

    • And I’m Cute, Too

      I’m rather sorry I took the time to zoom into and read that piece of paper she got (top row above, 2nd from the right). In one paragraph, LRH is declared to be the same kind of man as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

      Make me wretch. Pardon me while I sleep off the nausea.

    • Tony Ortega

      Granddaughter.

  • Shirley Eugeste

    Where’s the Trough of Unctiousness?

    By the by… I’m a) new, and b) a complete and utter wog. I understand that there are indeed human people who do indeed respect facets of Scientology. I mean no disrespect to these people, or these facets. Please tell me if I should tone down, or ease up, on the wise cracks / be less of a wise ass. (Hm… wise ass cracks?)

    • EnthralledObserver

      Welcome…I’m sure you’ll fit right in. Air your opinion with no fear, all good. 🙂

      • Shannon

        Enthralled, are you as frustrated as me that daylight savings in the states pushes new stories back an hour? I’m scratching my arm like an addict over here…

        • EnthralledObserver

          YES!!!!! I didn’t think much of it when it moved in my favour all those months ago – down to 9pm… but it’s a killer moving back the other way. Uuurrrggghhh!

          • Shannon

            32 minutes, 32 minutes!!!

            • EnthralledObserver

              🙂

    • Noni Mause

      Hi there, welcome from another wog! 🙂

      • Shirley Eugeste

        Pax vobiscum, all and sundry. Glad that wise ass cracks and disrespect (within some degree of reason, of course) are allowed even from those of us who have done nothing to earn the right. I failed to inquire about how well, or ill, pedants and neologizers are tolerated. I divide the pedants into two classes: 1) DM’s speech-writers and gasbags of that ilk; and B) gasbags like myself (helloo!) who just think we’re being funny. Neologizers/isms, similarly, come in two flavors: Good and Bad (Mice and Men? Grapes and Wrath?) Guess I’ll just experiment, and see what the traffic will bear. Not especially interested in what the traffic will bare. (Don’t mind the odd pun, but seldom make one myself, good, bad, or odd.)

        Hermeneutics Homework:

        http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hermeneutics/

        A survey of our avatars looking for instances and meanings of those that can be categorized loosely as Guy Fawkes / Anonymous / Crowns / Jester Hats / Harlequins and -innas / la Commedia dell’Arte / which brings us back to: masks

        Oh, I also wonder how far off topic one can wander without becoming an annoyance.

        • Noni Mause

          There are no real rules, if you’ve lurked a bit you’ll already have the lay of the land.

          • Shirley Eugeste

            Yep, been lurking a while. Seems like a pretty laid-back bunch, but what’s cool for insiders ain’t always cool for outsiders, dig?

    • Interested

      Welcome from one wog to another. The more we have the more we can stop this evil cult. This is a great bunch. If anyone steps out of line, though, there will be a flurry. But wise cracks fit in perfectly. We all need to laugh sometimes because the subject is so dark.

      • DodoTheLaser

        “We all need to laugh sometimes because the subject is so dark.” 🙂

    • George Diaz

      Welcome from an EX of 27 yrs. Please have at it. We’ll let you know if you’ve crossed the line; in which case we will have to send you to the Tony Ortega (which, btw, it’s OT backwards… hmmm… I knew he was an SP) Rehabilitation Projects Farce; where you have to go to a bar in “the projects” and drink for as long as it takes, until you have an epiphany of some kind and are no longer in Doubt about why you were sent there and $cientology. And then, when you return, you will have to do a Liability formula & get signatures of a majority of all the SPs on this blog to be allowed to post again. START!!!

      • Shirley Eugeste

        Hi, and thanks!

        Would that be cigs from SPs, or sigs from SPs? I’ve noticed that there is some fun to be had with $ciontacronyms… for example OT/TO, and SP/SP. Bet the SP1’s will always exponentially outnumber the SP2’s.

        Um… do I need to be “in doubt” to post here? I’m “pretty damn definite.”

        • George Diaz

          B^/ Only if you’re in Doubt about what you are definite on. And I play around a lot with Scienospeak, period.

  • EnthralledObserver

    13 minutes…

  • 12 minutes…

  • EnthralledObserver

    11 minutes…

    • Shannon

      THREE!!! THREE!!!! :-p

  • Interested
    • shooped

    • EnthralledObserver

      yes, it is… I saw it yesterday (or the day before, can’t remember)… it would have been an awesome score otherwise, right?

      • Graham

        Nothing wrong with two guys holding hands. Unless of course they are key cheer-leaders for a massively homophobic cult and one of them’s so deep in the closet he’s living in Narnia. Then they’re Fair Game for J & D. 🙂

        • EnthralledObserver

          Too right!

        • Sydjazz

          So deep in the closet he’s living in narnia. Lol best quote ever

        • Interested

          I agree. It’s just they re so hidden in the closet. And DM would have had a fit… -:))

        • George Diaz

          And the guy next to Tom Cruise, to his left, looks like he’s about to “go exterior” by “dropping his body,” which would be the more appropriate ‘technical term’. :o)
          I hope he got his money’s worth “this lifetime”, if you know what I mean. B^| … If he does, the person in charge, or I/C, of *Picking Up Bodies*, International; or PUB Int. is John Travolta. He will have to do the honors; and “pick up the tab”, so to speak.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    NEW POST 🙂

  • mo-ron hubbard

    I wouldn’t put it past DM to mass produce these oiliness tables and make everyone buy one.

  • George Diaz

    I also want to point out that right after experiencing what I think will be called the “Hubbard Oscillating-gyroscope Anti-motion Xenutransimplantation” machine; or HOAX, the person is taken to see the registrar to pay for as much of the Bridge™ as he or she is able to afford or his credit permits and to make a solid postulate as they are still spinning around in their head, because it is the Supreme Test of a Thetan to “make things go right”.
    Right after the “Oiliness Table” (also OT), the person is taken to Ethics and not allowed to clean up the excess oil until they make a substantial donation to the IAS to fight those evil SPs hell bent on destroying the “only hope of mankind”. That includes most of you, here. B^|
    Finally, right after being in the “Running Pole Facility” (also RPF), when the person is fatigued and almost ready to have a heart attack; especially, if you’re a “Founding Member”, the person is taken to see, either of their choice, the Planetary Dissemination Hubbard Executive Director; or PDHED, or the Ideal-org Director Of Liaison; or IDOL
    And if by this time they don’t know it’s a Scientology Con-game for Admiral Miscavige; or SCAM, they need to seek out professional help and schedule an appointment with Steve Hassan; for I think it was Hubbard, himself, who said, “The only way out is the way through, or similarly, and vice versa, the only way through is the way OUT”

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      excellent analysis!

      • George Diaz

        Takes a bow, and vow [I will help destroy the scammers] <=That was Tone 40. B^]
        Thanks.

  • jmh
  • Jane

    Way to go – ‘superpower building’ in UK Independent p 27-28 of the hard copy. It is superficially straight but lines such as (in a reference to the running track) ‘achieve enlightenment by running in circles’ the irony drips out like honey.

  • Ed Chan

    Where is the “Super Power” demonstration?
    I want to see the “Super Power”!!!

  • Ruby Marlowe

    Was the interior design of this pile of rubble deliberately done up to look like the early 80s Star Trek movies? Seriously, it looks like the United Federation of Planets Officer’s Club!