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VIDEO: Scientology’s New Year’s Eve celebration — ‘2014 belongs to us’

2014NYEOur video sources came through again, and now, only a week after we brought you video of the November IAS gala, we have Scientology’s full New Year’s Eve party!

In a break from tradition, the event on December 27 was held in Clearwater, Florida — usually, Scientology celebrates the new year in Los Angeles. But as we’ve been pointing out, this year saw a big consolidation of events and staff in Scientology’s Florida “mecca” at the expense of both Los Angeles and the headquarters in England.

So for more than two hours, church leader David Miscavige presented the highlights of Scientology’s 2013 to a few thousand of his followers in a giant tent across the street from the new Super Power Building in Clearwater. And now you can get the same experience!

Have fun watching the show. We look forward to your thoughts after seeing the Freedom Medal winners and all of the other highlights of the year.

 

 
In that first segment, there’s an extensive tour of the Super Power Building and what it looks like when they have a bunch of hired extras pretending like the place is actually busy. It’s impressive!

But what really made us chirp with happiness was the very brief shot we got of the oiliness table in use! Did you catch it? Here’s the best still we could grab from the couple of seconds during which it was shown, with (most likely) an actor running his hands over the oil dispensers…

 
OilinessTableActual2

 
Another thing that surprised us: Miscavige was smart to take advantage of the recent legal victory that gave Scientologists in England the right to have a religious wedding in a Scientology org. But we were pretty stunned when, after his bloviating about it, we realized he never named the young couple who went through several years of legal purgatory to win that victory for him! Was it too much to fly over Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli for their moment in the sun with a brief appearance in the front row? What a shocking oversight!

We have other observations, but at this point we’re more interested in your insights. Tell us what you noticed!

 
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Grant_CardoneGrant Cardone, an asshat now with Super Powers!

We know that some of you loathe watching videos of Scientology events, so we wanted to include another item for your perusal.

And what a treat. As we told you yesterday in our Sunday Funnies, we learned that among the first people to go through the Super Power rundowns now that the new building has opened is one of Scientology’s most precious couples: Grant and Elena Cardone. From Grant’s work as an enforcer for David Miscavige, to his charming wife’s life advice, they’ve found a special place in our hearts.

And now they’re superhuman! Hey, don’t take our word for it. One of our tipsters got to us a copy of what Grant wrote when he finished the program. Like other church members, he was required to write a success story. And it’s a classic of the genre. We look forward to your celebrations of Grant’s newfound state of being!

SUCCESS STORY
Grant Cardone

Action Completed
Super Power

Just prior to getting on SUPER POWER, I was asked, “are you excited?” And the answer was no because frankly I trusted that whatever I was going to get here was something that I wanted to use in life and that is what I wanted.

Well, I should have been excited, no into exhilaration because Super Power is the MAC DADDY OF ALL AUDITING. This Auditing is equivalent to THE HOLY GRAIL – SUPER POWER IS what all civilizations, seekers and religions have been searching for over the thousands of years!!!! This is the stuff that movies have been written about. This is the adventure for those that KNOW they have Super Power and Abilities and are not using them. And this is not an overstatement. Nor is this in anyway to diminish any other auditing or courses I have done. Super Power is just in a league of its own.

LRH always delivers in abundance but here its beyond this world! When he describes Super Power as Humongous well…. The wins, cognitions, decisions, case gain and the charge blown on this level has been HUMONGOUS for me. The amount of power and abilities restored on Super Power is Exchange in Abundance x 1000 and in every way more than I could have imagined. Any expectations I had for this level was exceeded by just one of any of the ten rundowns or any one of the 57 drills.

From the very beginning, while reading the first sentence from one reference I experienced being in the presence of GOD. Not a mythical out of reach GOD but GOD as THE source of all that is GODLY – The source of life – the source of wisdom – The Origin of Everything. And all this was happening only moments after entering the Super Power floor and sitting in a specially made cubicle where I read LRH data and considered my life.

In that moment the magnitude of the influence of Golden Age of Tech 2 hit me and I was catapulted on one of the greatest adventures of my life and fully into MY 8th Dynamic. This happened without an auditor and was just the start of what would continue to expand throughout the auditing the rundowns and drills.

In my first sessions with my Super Power Auditor I knew Scientology was being delivered at whole new levels. The auditor was different – perceptive at entirely different levels. The meter was different and I could feel it in the set ups! Keep in mind I have done every bit of auditing a person can do from Life Repair to FPRD to All L’s, and ALL available OT Levels including New OTVIII.

On just the first of ten rundowns I had more floating TA’s than I have had in my entire trip up and over the bridge. In session I am literally having difficulty explaining to the auditor what is happening to me because the wins are so HUMONGOUS and so OUT OF THIS WORLD. The charge I am blowing is beyond the available description offered by the written or spoken world. Whatever I tell you is a degrade to the experience itself. I am leaving sessions completely exterior from my body and the only thing that is keeping me from staying there are my considerations to come back.

On Personal Revival the auditor asked me a simple question, causing me to look at things I have never considered and while I do this a few times the next thing you know I am catapulted into ANOTHER sector of the universe to make a discovery so significant that it causes the entire MEST Universe and all of its apparent ‘Valuable’ treasures to appear to be mere trinkets compared to the enormity of FREEDOM – CREATIVITY AND EXPANSION available to just one THETAN. At this point we are only on the 2nd RD and I am no longer concerned about Money – Time – or any of the trappings of this universe. I am going further and further exterior, if that is possible, in each session and remaining exterior with completely different expanding viewpoints. Every session is an ADVENTURE beyond imagination.

The Consequences RD made me aware that any operations below 20 on the tone scale are just simply an unacceptable state infected with some level of suppression. I blew out the top of the tone scale to meet an even happier, brighter, more up-tone, energized and optimistic ME.

On False Data RD I reconnect with an endless source of THETA comprised of nothing but GOOD with interest in SURVIVAL of such immense proportions that this world and its problems no longer have a hold or concern. Planetary Clearing is a GIVEN – I am not reading about GOD or Learning about GOD I am visiting and re-aquainting myself with the SOURCE of GOD.

Bright Think RD was like a flash of light exterior in immeasurable directions so exterior that earlier viewpoints of exterior were even blown. The intelligence available to me by just a simple set of questions. An acknowledgment of my powers, my intelligence and my possibilities at speeds immeasurable my mere homo sapiens.

The drills were the greatest acknowledgment I have ever had about who I am in my entire life. Because of the drills I am more aware than ever – I have more ARC for others and myself – and I KNOW more about me and others. I am a better father because of one simple drill and a better communicator because of one image.

Because of combination of auditing and drills, I became a Scientologist at an entirely new level.

Super Power is about Power. The condition of Power defined – “Because there is such an abundance of production there that momentary halts or dips can’t pull it down or imperil its survival. And that is Power.” LRH,

The condition of power is one that I strived for before SUPER POWER. Because of Super Power I believe that this condition of power can never be destroyed or altered in me through eternity. This can not be undone for me! This level of power can never be compromised or stolen nor can I ever be trapped again.

Thank you to COB and RTC for the care to and dedication to duplicate LRH and provide me with the opportunity to do this RUNDOWN. You have shown the greatest of care in your actions for me and mankind. Thank you Sir for creating the space, providing the auditors and staff, the creation of the phenomenal new Emeters and lastly the creation of our one of its kind space ship built for THETANS.

Thank you LRH – for providing me with this adventure and the Freedom. Thank you because no being has ever delivered to me at these levels or even close. You have given man more than he even dreamed possible for himself.

Sincerely,
Grant Cardone

 
Note to Observer: We want a shoop using “Super Power, the Mac Daddy of All Auditing,” oh yes we do.

Also, we just want to point out something about the Super Power rundowns. Despite Cardone’s expressive word salad, the independent Scientologists who posted the actual rundowns on the Internet last year showed that, in fact, they are as mundane and repetitive as possible. One of them we already knew about, the Bright Think Rundown. Look again at what Cardone says about his experience on the rundown…

Bright Think RD was like a flash of light exterior in immeasurable directions so exterior that earlier viewpoints of exterior were even blown. The intelligence available to me by just a simple set of questions. An acknowledgment of my powers, my intelligence and my possibilities at speeds immeasurable my mere homo sapiens.

So what is the Bright Think? As we showed early in 2012 at the Voice, it consists of a single line, asked over and over by an auditor as a subject searches for different ways to answer. The question: “Where would you be safe?”

That’s it. At hundreds of dollars an hour, asked over and over.

That Cardone — he’s some homo novis.

 
We’ll leave you with one final video treat. A talented video artist made a mashup of the audio from Scientology’s new ad (which showed up during the weekend’s football games) with the video from Apple’s latest ad. The result is pure genius!

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on January 13, 2014 at 07:00

E-mail your tips and story ideas to tonyo94@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter. We post behind-the-scenes updates at our Facebook author page. Here at the Bunker we try to have a post up every morning at 7 AM Eastern (Noon GMT), and on some days we post an afternoon story at around 2 PM. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page.

 

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  • VickiStubing

    The still frame I see on video 5 makes me think of a certain commercial:
    “Roll that beautiful bean footage!”

  • Edward Whalley

    16:56 “Rampant illiteracy” in SWEDEN? Um, like aren’t they, like on the top already? Or are they just not hatted enough?

    • Missionary Kid

      Scientology must be the reason that Sweden’s literacy rate is 99%. What other reason could there be? Thank goodness for the efforts of $cientology.

      Gack!!! I can’t go any further. I’m a Svenska poika (Swedish kid), and that claim by Der Dwarfenfuehrer is, like all the rest of his talk, such a huge pile of shit.

      • Edward Whalley

        And Malaysia is almost as literate. As a matter of fact, they’d have to go into sub-Saharan Africa to find really hardscrabble illiteracy….but they don’t have the bux for auditing!

        • Missionary Kid

          They’ll go after the wealthiest people. The American ethnocentric aspect of $cientology, I believe, will make it hard for it to bring people in. Unfortunately, there will always be a few that will be sucked into the con.

  • Robert Eckert

    “If ever there was a time to call yourself a Scientologist in the most consonant way”?

    OK, I’m a Scntlgst.

    • Elar Aitch

      You kill me Robert!

  • Anonymous3000

    Anyone knows who the moderator is? He sounds like an older person.

    • Unex Skcus

      Well, there isn’t really a moderator, just this really old fart (over 16) that lets most everything through. Apart from one or two truly uglies. But that’s it. So feel absolutely free to have your say 🙂

  • Baby

    Haven’t read the posts..just signed in..

    Has anyone mentioned that Grant Cardone is an Asshole? Just wondering.

    I know the proper way is to say Asshat.. That is entirely not the way I feel.. What a creep.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Hello, hello!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Hello, hello!

      • Baby

        Hi sweetie pie..My feet hurt..ha

  • WhitleyGilbert

    One thing I have very much noticed from the videos of the past couple of weeks is that Scientologists like to clap A LOT! Like, the applaud sessions seem never ending. Creepy.

    • Missionary Kid

      Maybe they have a clapping disease?

      • Satansthetan

        As in, the clap?

        • Missionary Kid

          Call it what you want. 😉

    • Unex Skcus

      “Clapping Tech”

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    I can’t thank you enough Tony, for keeping up with Scientology, and for filling so many of your precious brain cells with so many detailed details of this crazy Scientology cult!

    You’re fricking unique in media history, as regards Scientology. You overwhelm with valuable history and content on this blog!

    Thankyou so much for all this coverage of so many details of Scientology and all it’s absurdities!

    Like Jason Beghe said in the Mark Bunker interview, the staff of orgs are generally well meaning people, but the warping of their (me included) minds, and the sad hilarity of their bold public behavior, is truly a unique weird event in human history.

    Thanks for being the all time best 4th Estate (per Wikipedia definition of 4th Estate, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_estate) all time most prolific journalist/media person who’s taken such an immense detailed interest in ongoing Scientology history, in Scientology’s short 60 or so years history!

    I wish you many many fresh new defectors coming your (Tony Ortega’s) way, giving you vital information about ongoing Scientology history.

    Chuck Beatty
    ex Sea Org, 1975-2003

    • Unex Skcus

      I have to second that. Don’t know how TO can suffer the agony of wading through these God-awful videos, “eller aitch” monologues, et al, just to provide a some pointers via this blog. His patience and tolerance is… well, just awesome.

      But I’ve no doubt that there are quite a lot of “not-quite-out”, but “seriously-wondering-why-I’m-still-in” good people that read Tony’s blog, and probably others. This vast mass of voices, whether ex’s, never-ins, or whatever, WILL help them to see that there is real life outside of Co$.

      Appreciate what you do, Mr Ortega.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist
    • Daverator

      Those two exude pure class. By their body language, you’d think that they just won a stuffed animal at the carnival (which, by the way, is worth more than that framed certificate), not a symbol they consider “the greatest acknowledgment I have ever had about who I am in my entire life.”

      Super Douches.

  • SopranoAscends

    I don’t know how people can sit through this crap. I listen and observe other things. Watch BlackHeart’s left hand. He has twitches, and uses a predictable pattern of finger tapping. Music is my work, so naturally I notice harmonic structures and keys and things. The entire time, the music is rooted in the key of B major. Lots of you know that keys have associated colors and moods. Here is what Charpentier, the great French composer said about this key:
    ” B major : Strongly coloured, announcing wild passions, composed from the most glaring colours. Anger, rage, jealousy, fury, despair and every burden of the heart lies in its sphere.”

    From http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/earlym-l/logfiles/em.2001-03

    Key or mode descriptions from Charpentier’s “Regles de Composition” ca. 1682

  • SopranoAscends

    I don’t know how people can sit through this crap. I listen and observe other things. Watch BlackHeart’s left hand. He has twitches, and uses a predictable pattern of finger tapping. Music is my work, so naturally I notice harmonic structures and keys and things. The entire time, the music is rooted in the key of B major. Lots of you know that keys have associated colors and moods. Here is what Charpentier, the great French composer said about this key:
    ” B major : Strongly coloured, announcing wild passions, composed from the most glaring colours. Anger, rage, jealousy, fury, despair and every burden of the heart lies in its sphere.”

    From http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/early

    Key or mode descriptions from Charpentier’s “Regles de Composition” ca. 1682

  • SopranoAscends

    Disqus is playing PacMan again…

    • SopranoAscends

      I don’t know how people can sit through this crap. I listen and observe other things. Watch BlackHeart’s left hand. He has twitches, and uses a predictable pattern of finger tapping. Music is my work, so naturally I notice harmonic structures and keys and things. The entire time, the music is rooted in the key of B major. Lots of you know that keys have associated colors and moods. Here is what Charpentier, the great French composer said about this key:
      ” B major : Strongly coloured, announcing wild passions, composed from the most glaring colours. Anger, rage, jealousy, fury, despair and every burden of the heart lies in its sphere.”

      From http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/early

      Key or mode descriptions from Charpentier’s “Regles de Composition” ca. 1682

  • media_lush
    • cs sarabia

      Wow. After the Writer Union’s bad PR, this is the best that pathetic thing (i.e. Rivers) could come up with? The nose-diving Grant Cardone? Is her plastic snubbed-nose so deep in the Scieno’s labial folds or in debt to them in some way that she cannot smell their (bordering on eternal) waste?

      Joanie Rivers had better get out of management before she ruins her un-talented daughter’s Hollywood decisions and future. Are Joan or her lawyers forking over large amounts of her estate and funds to the Church of Scientology? Her supremely untalented daughter, Melissa, who is a “TV personality” thanks to Sr., doesn’t seem to have the wherewithal or charm to engage on screen. Maybe that’s just me. Who knows? Melissa had better do well for herself or she’s going to be swarmed by charlatans.

      So a not-so-talented chick like Melissa Rivers is being courted by the Scientologists upon the wane of her mother’s and sole-benefactor’s career. Oh, fucking WOW! That must be such a coincidence!

      • media_lush

        hmmm…. it might be worth investigating Joan and her daughter’s connections…

      • Mac Stevens

        CS, that was harsh. Were you wishing for the Rivers family to be warned of the deceptions of Scientology? I missed your point.

  • Hingle McCringleberry

    Grant Cardone is that dude that has some drinks, inevitably finds himself disrespected, starts an argument, escalated the argument into a fight with a half slap/half punch, gets his ass kicked in the next 5 seconds, then proceeds to scream for someone to call the police because he’s been assaulted.

    Grant Cardone- Paddling Down the Looping Water-Park Lazy River to Total Freedom in a Gold Plated Douche Canoe.

    • Missionary Kid
      • Bob

        Having personal experience with Mr. Cardone, his wonderful success story has elevated him to the status of “Super Power Platinum Plated Lap Dog” for the Emperor Of The Universe, new king of the world(over James Cameron), and exalted DemiGod of the Gullaxi, Stumpy BlackHeart the II, keeper of the Drech, bestower of life, and savior for all thetans past, present and body!
        Would love to see a shoop of the exalted one sitting on his throne with two wolf hounds at his feet with the heads of the beautiful Cardones. What a picture.

        • Missionary Kid

          It sounds as if your experience with Grant wasn’t exactly positive, to put it mildly.

          • Bob

            I don’t particularly like anyone who thinks he or she is hot s–t cause they have a big mansion and can make their living off capitalism with no real products. In his case. Hubris applies.

            • Missionary Kid

              The ultimate in materialism. I’ll bet his attitude is basically, “I’ve got mine because I’m a superior human being, so fuck you.”

            • Bob

              Absolutely, we are lower beings compared to him.

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve found that the really able people don’t have to prove anything. It probably masks some big deficiencies in his personality that he thinks it’s necessary to act like a prick.

              If he really is a businessman, acting like that will not get him good deals. Does he prey on $cions?

            • Bob

              I think he is an investor but he got successful as a motivational writer and lots of clams bought his book, but also many non-clams.

            • Missionary Kid

              So basically, he’s a high pressure salesman.

            • Bob

              Very concise description.

  • Spectator

    I could NOT watch this crap in its entirety. Just a bunch of droning by Miscavige. They needed to eat up 2.5 hours, which they did with “success stories” from remote parts of the world (almost impossible for the ordinary Scientologist to validate). Also no other executives spoke at the event. Hopefully next year they’ll have a remote feed from The Hole so the other execs can have their say too. 🙂

    Somewhere in the middle Miscavige starts praising the Idle Orgs and their positive affect for Scientology. At the end he tells everyone to donate to the Idle Orgs! He makes a bigger deal of that then telling everyone to move up The Bridge! The event is really just a sales pitch for more money!! Miscavige knows where the money is made and it ain’t on selling people Scientology.

    Also, notice how all the brainwashed public always applaud and stand at the same time? You wouldn’t want to be written up and sent to Ethics for being down tone and entheta! Easier just applaud and stand for 2.5 hours then sneak past the regs before they sink their claws into you!

    • Robert Eckert

      Much of it was unbearable, but some of it was lulzy. The Ideal Mission in Yakutsk was a howl. I also found the section on Applied Scholastics, “It’s so simple. It’s so basic.” reminiscent of Tarvuism.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-t7MV-Z6Pc

  • Racnad
  • DodoTheLaser

    Love “We Stand Tall” song performed by Kardashian sisters at the end of Part 5.

  • DodoTheLaser

    I am surprised Cardone didn’t get SP declared yet just for this line alone:

    “.. and lastly the creation of our one of its kind space ship built for THETANS.”

  • Great White Clam
  • Doug Parent

    Miscavige has changed L Ron Hubbards definition of a Scientologist and it’s captured on video. A “Scientologist” has to support the “Ideal Org Program” in order to be considered a Scientologist. Before Misavige, Hubbard wrote that a Scientologist was one who used Scientology to improve conditions. Period.

  • Verve

    “Asshat” doesn’t even to begin describing Cardone.

  • Gus_Cox

    Cardone is such a douchebag.

    And who the fuck voiced that intro video? Jeezus, it sounded like he was gonna throw in a Ginsu knife or a Bass-O-Matic at any moment. After the first sentence I was like, “Oh my Gawd.” This is what it has come to. A huckster in a circus tent, making no pretense of being otherwise.

  • Imagica

    Not as corny as the last set of videos but still horrible. And the only “MAC DADDY” I’ll accept is Chris #1 from Kriss Kross… God bless the 90’s.

  • Michelle Simmons

    I loved the Apple-mash ad.

  • PraiseBeToXenu

    Oh, I just LOVE the photo of Grant & Elena Cardone…

    Sexy, vibrant, informative, passionate, AND classy. All in one! Granted, not QUITE enough irrational anger for my tastes, but still… I give it 4 out of 5 Tommy Davis-es!

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