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Here are the wealthy people keeping Scientology alive

IASTrophyIf you watch Mike Rinder’s blog carefully, you can see Scientology imploding on almost a daily basis. Over the last few years, we’ve also provided plenty of evidence that Scientology is shrinking as it stumbles from one crisis to another.

But what’s been fascinating to watch is that as many longtime members flee, and as the new buildings turn out to be as empty as the old ones, there’s still one thing that Scientology never seems to run out of…

Cash.

Top former church officials tell us that Scientology leader David Miscavige can always count on a relatively small number of wealthy donors who write check after check to keep Scientology’s funding topped up. We tend to call these people the “whales” of Scientology, people who turn over millions to help keep Scientology afloat. The rest of the (dwindling) membership is also under intense pressure to donate money, repeatedly, throughout the year. And those infusions of money — in combination with tax exempt status and paying Sea Org workers pennies an hour — keeps Scientology swimming in dough.

Keeping the whales happy and turning over ever-increasing amounts is perhaps David Miscavige’s most important job. And if you’ve ever wondered why Scientology goes to such lengths to produce slick advertisements and put them all over the place, and put on lavish events and other extravagant displays of (gaudy) excess, you can bet that it has something to do with convincing the whales that Scientology is putting their checks to good use.

So who are these church fat cats? Each year, they celebrate their status at the annual gala of the International Association of Scientologists. This time it happened in November in Clearwater, Florida (it had previously been held in England). And the fat cats got to stand next to trophies for photographs. Those photos were then published in Impact magazine a couple of months ago, and we finally got around to getting them together for you.

We’re just going to show you the cream of the crop, and we want to make sure you understand how “status” works in the IAS. Your level is cumulative. So over your career in the church, you might have given $50,000 to the IAS (as well as other donations to the Super Power Building, your local Ideal Org, and a dozen of other initiatives). This gives you the status of “Patron,” and you’ll hold that status as long as you remain a member in good standing. But all Scientologists are under pressure to donate more and make the next status level.

In 2006, the IAS published a list of these top status levels, and how much you had to have donated over your career in order to qualify…

Patron: $50,000
Patron with Honors: $100,000
Patron Meritorious: $250,000
Silver Meritorious: $500,000
Gold Meritorious: $1,000,000
Platinum Meritorious: $2,500,000
Diamond Meritorious: $5,000,000
Patron Laureate: $10,000,000

A few years later, some additional levels were added, but no dollar amounts were listed. (Scientology had apparently figured out that everything they published ended up on the Internet or something.) The new, even higher levels…

Platinum Laureate
Diamond Laureate
Patron Excalibur
Platinum Excalibur
Diamond Excalibur
Patron Maximus

By extension, you would expect that if they went even higher, the next couple of levels would be Platinum Maximus, and Diamond Maximus. Also, at every level, you can also earn the additional tag “with Honors,” which means that you have given a bit more on the way to the next plateau, or something.

Now, we’ve taken a stab at estimating what these higher statuses might stand for, using a conservative progression that is much less steep than the ones we already know about. Here’s our guesstimate:

Platinum Laureate — $12 million
Diamond Laureate — $15 million
Patron Excalibur — $20 million
Platinum Excalibur — $22 million
Diamond Excalibur — $25 million
Patron Maximus — $30 million
Platinum Maximus — $35 million
Diamond Maximus — $40 million

So who’s giving such huge amounts to Scientology? Let’s start with the Platinum Meritorious folks, the ones who have given at least $2.5 million. (And again, keep in mind that these are donations only for the IAS — all of these folks would have been hit up for many other kinds of donations.)

 
IASRolfe

Dave and Liz Rolfe — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

Dave appears to run a business called Cellular Management Corp in Naples, Florida, and calls himself a “multi-level marketing coach.”

 
IASAnderson

Steve and Jennifer Anderson — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
IASPutney

Jeff and Amy Putney (left) and Scott Sparkman — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
IASKalab

Rudy Kalab and his daughter Claire — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

Rudy is a Melbourne Scientologist who appears to be in the demolition industry.

 
IASCardone

Grant and Elena Cardone — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

The Cardones have provided us with all sorts of fascinating entertainment over the last couple of years.

 
IASSantos

Roberto and Barbara Santos (left) and Claire and Buz Taylor — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
IASAgami

The Agami clan — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
IASGlazer

Howard Glazer and Ellie Bolger — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
IASMizrahi

Shuki Mizrahi — Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)

 
The next set of folks are listed as Platinum Meritorious ‘with Honors,’ so we’re going to assume they gave a little more — maybe $3 million in total.

 
IASBeaty

Richard and Karin Beaty and their son Ryan — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
IASBaggio

Alessandro, Gianfranco, and Marilena Baggio — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
IASLowe

Larry and Madeline Lowe — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
IASKapusta

Marian and Betka Kapusta and family — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
IASSaldarriaga

Judith and Pilar Saldarriaga — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
IASNara

Yuko Nara — Platinum Meritorious with Honors ($3 million)

 
Now we move on to “Diamond Meritorious” — which the church’s own publication indicated meant a total donation of $5 million…

 
IASShawkat

Noor and Ali Shawkat — Diamond Meritorious ($5 million)

 
The Wilson family of Los Angeles are listed as Diamond Meritorious ‘with Honors,’ so we’ll assume they gave around $6 million.

 
IASWilson

David and Bonita Wilson and family — Diamond Meritorious with Honors ($6 million)

 
The Jensens top out the old list of levels, Patron Laureate, which Scientology’s own brochure indicated a donation of $10 million…

 
IASJensen

Craig and Sally Jensen — Patron Laureate ($10 million)

 
Now, for the true leviathans of the whale class, we’re off the top of the known chart, so we have to guess a little. For “Platinum Laureate with Honors” we’ll assume $13 million.

 
IASAtkinson

Sheila and Alan Atkinson-Baker — Platinum Laureate with Honors ($13 million)

Alan is the CEO of Atkinson-Baker Inc., a company that provides court reporters all around the country.

 
And for Scientology’s biggest donor, we really had to do some guesstimating. As you could see from our previous list, we came up with $40 million for Diamond Maximus, and maybe another 2 million for “with Honors”?

IASDuggans

Bob Duggan and family — Diamond Maximus with Honors ($42 million)

Again, we’re doing our best to estimate these numbers based on the progression published in Scientology’s own 2006 brochure. Duggan might have given less, but he also might given much more.

As Bloomberg magazine reported last year, Duggan became a billionaire when a pharmaceutical company he owns hit the jackpot with a new cancer drug showing great promise in trials.

Besides funding the IAS, Duggan also helped Scientology purchase the Freewinds in 1987, and he’s given generously to Miscavige’s Ideal Org program.

But Duggan’s largesse is well known. What surprised us was that some familiar faces weren’t shown among the other whales, big donors who showed up in past years.

Where’s Michael Bayback, for example, who had reached Patron Laureate level ($10 million). And Earthlink founder Sky Dayton, who had previously showed up as Platinum Meritorious ($2.5 million)? Not to mention Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, who famously turned over $10 million in one go several years ago.

We’re not sure why they didn’t get their photos taken next to those nifty statues. But you can be sure that everyone listed here is already under intense pressure to make their next level, and Miscavige must have an entire committee to dream up what comes next for Duggan after “Diamond Maximus.”

If you know something about these folks, tell us about it in the comments, and we’ll add to the post when we have the time.

 
UPDATE: Mike Rinder, former Scientology spokesman, explains why we’re only seeing some of the top ‘whales’ in these photos: “I can tell you why no photos of Bayback, Cartwright etc. These shots were of those who had increased their status and made it to the event. It’s a big deal for these people to have their names in lights and especially photographed with their ever larger bowling trophies. Bayback either didn’t up his status or he didn’t show up for the event. Same for anyone else not pictured (and there are others for sure).”

 
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Sara Goldberg this morning on GMA

Keep an eye on Good Morning America this morning. Let’s see how the program deals with the complexities of Sara Goldberg’s story, told so well by Joe Childs of the Tampa Bay Times. And will Joe get a cameo?

 


ABC Entertainment News

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 17, 2014 at 07:00

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  • Eclipse-girl
  • noseinabk

    Drove me crazy today trying to figure out why this woman looked familiar to me. I later realized it was only because she reminded me of an actress from a sitcom called Alice.

    • Golden Age of Blech

      which one?

    • Obviously

      Linda Lavin?

      (Too bad Sheila didn’t have anyone to help her cover up her Suburban Mom tan line.)

      • noseinabk

        Yep, Linda Lavin. Every time I scrolled past her pic I I was hoping that was not her.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Polly Holliday? Flo?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Ah. Didn’t see the photo before.

        Yes, she does look like Linda Lavin.

    • Jimmy3

      I didn’t notice it until someone pointed it out earlier, but she looks kinda like Laura Bush.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Without scientology, there is no present time, you guys. Or it’s frightening. Or something.

    ““Present time for some people is a thousandth of a second and for some people as much as a second or two. And you can expand that out to about ten minutes and then it becomes frightening.

    “If your present time was to be expanded … to ten minutes, so that you knew everything that was going to happen in ten minutes. Do you realize you would be able to see the consequences of everything that was going to happen and correct it before it occurred? You certainly would make no mistakes, would you?”

    “So the number of mistakes a person makes is actually proportional to the amount of present time they have. Present time is a band. Present time is not an instantaneous instant.”

    L. Ron Hubbard
    Excerpted from the lecture World Clearing Program,
    delivered on 14 August 1962 (Saint Hill Special Briefing Course)

    • Golden Age of Blech

      instantaneous instant? HUBBARDASH! The man was as vague as could be. And they take it as science? HUBBARDADABDRY! HUBBARDRISH!

      • DodoTheLaser

        At least we know that Present Time is a band.

        • Golden Age of Blech

          ??????????????? Total gibberish.
          Sarcasm taken.

      • SvenBoogie

        It was somehow both vague, and at the same time, about as far from you can get from true. The concept of ‘present time’ is in no way expandable unless you decide ‘screw it, words no longer mean anything.’ Or, you know, if you need to come up with some pseudo intellectual nonsense to spew at people you’re trying to con into handing you money…

        • DodoTheLaser

          Hubbard managed to sell people what they already have, present time including.

          • SvenBoogie

            My niece is a big fan of present time. She conducts extensive research into the field several times a year.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Nice! I do it too on occasion. Like right now.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              HI! Just did it. Present time. Beer. CHEERS.

      • Missionary Kid

        I like those terms, HUBBARDASH, HUBBARDADABDY, AND HUBBARDISH. They embody the vague, weird ways that he spoke, so I put them on the list of L. RON HUBBARD’S WRITING AND SPEECH at http://tonyortega.org/2013/10/12/tomkat-project-in-los-angeles-heres-your-chance-to-help-the-show-get-to-tinseltown/#comment-1084226006

        • Golden Age of Blech

          Thank you so much. I am Honored to be on the list! I am a fan of Orwell and he(LRH) always reminds me of 1984 “Double Super Good Speak”

          • GalacticGreg

            truly

          • Missionary Kid

            I’m going to put that on the list, too.

        • Golden Age of Blech

          I meant to add HUBBARDRISH. Like gibberish.

          • Missionary Kid

            That will go on, too. It will go on there, along with the 1984 reference. Refresh.

    • NeverIn

      Because everyone recognizes their mistakes within ten minutes. Like marrying someone, getting them pregnant, instituting a policy, issuing a press statement…

      • Golden Age of Blech

        But in that ten minutes……. Oh the wonders you could do. -ELRON RUBBHARD

      • DodoTheLaser

        Next thing you know, you will be saying that wogs are more capable than scientologists.

    • GalacticGreg

      What an arsehole lunatic. Selling one elixir after another to those he roped into his scam by “proving” his sh1t to prospects with his freaking e-meter.

  • SvenBoogie

    I know not everyone will get this one, but I couldn’t resist….

    • SvenBoogie

      Here’s hoping ‘not everyone’ =/= no one.

      • Jimmy3

        I know what you’re referencing, but I haven’t binged on that yet. Sorry.

        • SvenBoogie

          It’s definitely entertaining and well acted, but I found the finale extremely disappointing.

          • Jimmy3

            Just finished House of Cards, and True Detective is next on my list. Alright alright alriiight.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Pics from Flag from this weekend.

    • DodoTheLaser

      And this one.

      • GalacticGreg

        $cilons !

        • DodoTheLaser

          All from Russia.

          • Jimmy3

            See, I knew he was a Bond villain.

          • Golden Age of Blech

            Well. The Russians are used to Totalitarian systems? Right?

            • DodoTheLaser

              We sure are. That’s why some of us bought into “Total Freedom” scam. The sad irony.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Dodo. You are Russian? I didn’t mean anything hurtful. I am a child of the 70″s Cold war..
              It is too bad we can’t just be a world without boundaries.

            • DodoTheLaser

              My Mom was Russian and Finnish and my Dad is Moldovan/Romanian, also Polish and Greek. Russian is my first language and I grew up in USSR. I was born in Moldova, lived in Kiev and Moscow, as well. I visited Romania and Germany and now US citizen. So no offense is taken. I am a child of Cold war too. It’s never been anything but politics.
              Regular folks like you and I just want to be friends, have beers and good times.
              Are you American?

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Da. lol

            • DodoTheLaser

              Хорошо. 🙂

            • Golden Age of Blech

              My Mom is Irish
              My Dad is English and French and Irish
              My Step-Dad is Lithuanian.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Cool cultural heritage, brother!

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Thanx ,I guess….

            • Golden Age of Blech

              I got a really good friend from Belarus. He lives in Israel now. trying to get here
              .

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Thank you good night. My Friend.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Thank you too! Good night, my friend.

            • Natalia 2.0

              My favorite student of all time was from Moldova 🙂

            • Golden Age of Blech

              I am U.S. My wife is Brazilian. It can get weird. Travel Visas are hard.

            • DodoTheLaser

              You mean like visiting her family over in Brasil? Or for them visiting you guys?
              It’s harder to get in US than otherwise, I think.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Me going there is easy. I cannot work there. but tourist visa is easy. Her parents is tough to get here. the government there thinks that they wont come back so they deny sometimes. Her sister could not come to our wedding because she is a doctor there and they thought she would not come back.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Yeah, that’s what I thought. The illegal immigration concerns.

            • SvenBoogie

              And after the Olympics, (even more) used to massive sums of money disappearing into nothingness/corrupt pockets.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              So slinky of Putin to put the Good Guy suit on to go to the Olympics. And then the Boris Baddenoff suit comes on. I have close friends with family in Keiv.

            • SvenBoogie

              Depends on whether you thing spending over 50 BILLION on an olympics that wasn’t even vaguely ready constitutes ‘good guy.’

            • DodoTheLaser

              It’s not that simple, imo.
              Are your friends in Kiev Russians or Ukranians?
              I lived 2 years in Kiev, long time ago. Nice city.

            • GalacticGreg

              My grandparents are from Kiev

            • DodoTheLaser

              Мир.

              My Dad speaks Ukranian, Romanian, Russian, German, Turkish and English.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              My Dad was from Lithuania. He was a baby when they came U.S. He said he spoke it till his grandmother past. He still understands a bit

            • DodoTheLaser

              Cool. I have friends from Lithuania, they speak Russian too.
              Your Dad’s parents probably told him some interesting stories.

            • DodoTheLaser

              What’s their hi/story?

            • GalacticGreg

              long story :->)

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Ukranian

            • DodoTheLaser

              I see. Do they want to join Russia or European Union, or join nothing? If you know…

          • GalacticGreg

            Yikes! Ruskie $cilons!! Oligarchs and their minions.

            • Golden Age of Blech

              Be nervous my friend.

            • DodoTheLaser

              🙂 LOL 🙂

            • GalacticGreg

              Russkie Oligarch $cilon Birthday event attendees. They have Putin-power.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Pretty sure Putin didn’t endorse this one. Unless it’s an Op (wink, wink).

          • Golden Age of Blech

            Really? If you came all the way from Russia to get to FLA you had better make it a PHOTO OP!

      • Jimmy3

        The Bond Villain guy and his henchwomen seem to love these awkward poses.

        • DodoTheLaser

          And making funny faces.

          • Golden Age of Blech

            That Is Comical.

            • DodoTheLaser

              They are trying to have fun.

          • Golden Age of Blech

            You can see the Charge(tm.) they are Blowing(tm.)!

          • Golden Age of Blech

            I knew a tweaker from southern fla. Had eyes just like the one in the middle.

          • Sydjazz

            Eeekkkkkk. Runnnn….helllpppp!

          • Sydjazz

            Dude looks 1:1 you know what i mean ummm cough cough

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Well I wasn’t going to say it.

              It looks like they’re in a contest to see who can look the most like an inflatable sex doll…

            • Sydjazz

              Hehe. I think his thetans comes from the planet of musicals.

          • Sarah James

            Seeing xenu in the flesh? Watching a Tom Cruise video about how great scientology is? Maybe David Miscavige is beating the shit out of staff?

            • DodoTheLaser

              I wish they would see it in that mirror.

            • Sarah James

              So do I Do, so do I.

          • Sir_Real

            Kudos to you, Mr. Laser, you really hit the ball outta the park with your photo presentations. We are just eatin’ this stuff up!!

        • Sydjazz

          Creepy lookin dude

      • Golden Age of Blech

        Do you know how hard it is to get a visa to fly here from Russia?

        • DodoTheLaser

          Yes, I do know. It’s pretty hard.

          • Golden Age of Blech

            Cost him more to fly here than he put in the SCILO pot. Maybe. Better live it up now!

      • DodoTheLaser

        First guy (wears glasses) is from Russian CCHR. Probably got a medal for “handling” psychs.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Awwww, how cute.

        They’re doing the “I pick your pocket and you pick mine” Drill…

        • DodoTheLaser

          Money made from Lactis5.
          Kirstie should try it, because OT “Cause over MEST” thing is not working.

        • Sydjazz

          How else can you get up the bridge lol

      • Sydjazz

        Oh woman on the end needs to lay off the purifs and eat

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      My God, you’re right. They are Russians!

      • DodoTheLaser

        Well, except the top pic.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Any room on the tables for food?
        Someone get that girl a meatloaf sandwich!

    • Tory Christman

      There are gonna be some serious security Checks tomorrow 🙂

      • DodoTheLaser

        Yes. And ethics interviews. Russians missed the memo about not taking pictures.

    • midatlanticcoast

      I don’t even know what to say. There is so much tasteful elegance in such a small space.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Yeah, Lilac is a nice touch.

    • Sir_Real

      This set of photos oozes douchiness. Where were shortarse Cardone and his anorexic amazon?

  • Sydjazz

    Wait the biggest whale deals in drugs? I thought that was a nono? Guess they make exceptions if you have max cash.

  • media_lush

    Just in:

    “Anonymous Argentina reported that the Scientology drug rehab, Narconon Buenos Aires, Argentina, “has been closed for tax evasion.”

    http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=11665

    • Sydjazz

      Woohoo another one bites the dust

    • Jimmy3

      Man, since Thursday, Scientology has just been getting banged left and right. What a weekend.

      • Fun-filled weekend.

      • DodoTheLaser

        SP’s are the Legion. OT powers fail.

    • DodoTheLaser

      I wonder how my former co-worker Gustavo Durich feels about it,
      since he is not married to OSA anymore and away from the org.

  • Ok Bunkerites and Bunker Lurkers. Help us take down the COS CL ads.

    Sea Org Members: Your doubts ARE valid.
    The freeloader debt is UNenforceable.

    • Tory Christman

      I’ve been seeing this Red X Campaign here on Tony’s Site. I don’t get it. Can you please
      explain to we who may have come in late what exactly this is? How can we help?
      Thanks, SPW 🙂 Tory/Magoo~~ Super SP 🙂 ((Officially SP 7 with Cumulative Cluster, voted in 2000. 🙂
      ((I say we put back in the SP levels…they were funny and *totally* took the “C of $ SP Air” out of it ALL)) “)

      • Tory!!! : ) Okay so if you follow my link it, and scroll down you will get a list of links of the COS craigslists ad, and we basically flag them, and when you click on prohibited on top of the ad you will get a Red X. You can do it whenever you want, and the list is updated every so often. I will link video in a moment. When you click on the link it will have instructions as well.

        • Tory Christman

          Ok, but I’m going to bed. Can you send it to me on Facebook for tomorrow? Also WHERE on Craig’s list? Thanks, SPW 🙂

      • Hahahaha love the Super Power SP. : )

  • Ok Bunkerites and Bunker Lurkes. Help us take down those COS CL ads
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-63#post-2435418

    Sea Org members: Your doubts ARE valid.
    The freeloader debt is UNnforceable.

    • midatlanticcoast

      Wow. There are more blues in this batch than I’ve seen in several days and I check a few times a day. Someone’s been busy!

    • midatlanticcoast

      Wow. There are more blues in this batch than I’ve seen in several days and I check a few times a day. Someone’s been busy!

  • media_lush

    just watching Cheers…. DYK that Krustie played Leah’s mom in an imaginary what if she married Sam scene

    pic

    • DodoTheLaser

      How ironic. Thank god she’s not her real mother.

    • Whatever happened to our friend who was supposed to have some end of scientology news in 9 days?

      • media_lush

        think we’ve got a couple of days to go…

        • DodoTheLaser

          What are you guys talking about?

          • media_lush

            • EnthralledObserver

              Ooohh… extravagance to come… yay!

  • DodoTheLaser

    With all the SP attacks lately, I expect RTC to fight back.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Meanwhile, Beck… Good new song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fb59aQUOx0#t=115

  • media_lush

    I think this is new… Marty Rathbun on 60 minutes Australia this Sunday.

    https://www.facebook.com/60Minutes9

    • DodoTheLaser

      I think so too. It’s happening. Faster than RTC can say ARC.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Ack… just when I finally stopped thinking about poor Daniel Morcombe… I was reminded again via 60 Mins fb page.
      Good news about another Aussie story with Marty, though.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Diandre Abercrombie is tuning in as we speak.

    • PRenaud

      whoooo if this doesn’t hurt Miscavige’s cult and Tom Cruise’s celebrity??????

  • Mooser

    This one broke the ten-Century mark in comments, and certainly deserved to. I hope the comments were filled with an intimate discussion of the people pictured.

  • Deeana

    Jeez there are some bad looking frocks there…. and what looks suspiciously like bad looking boob job on Mrs. Cardone under a God-awful washed-out peach colored dress.

  • Scream Nevermore

    Love the Duggan pic – Dafty McScabitch standing as far away from the kids as he can, in case someone notices they’re almost as tall as he is…

    • Little David

      What do you mean almost as tall?

  • Lawrence

    About the wealthy people keeping Scientology alive:

    This couple: Sheila and Alan Atkinson-Baker just reek of a new kind of Operation Snow White for the new millenia.

  • L Mignacca

    Scientology is the perfect religion for the very wealthy &the very gullible needing a big tax write off

  • Barbara Angel

    Oh wow these two guys are just terrifying, what happened to them?
    Alessandro, Gianfranco, and Marilena Baggio. The Marilena women still looks half way normal.
    Really (no jokes) those two guys are looking seriously like they are in urgent need of a Psychiatrist

  • Lady Squash

    Tony, Richard and Karin Beaty are one of the whales…over 3 million. Karin was my first Supervisor. At the time Richard was married to Nancy. Together they ran a mission in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This was in the late 70s. Nancy went Type III (Scientology lingo for insane). Do you happen to know what happened to her? Next time I saw Richie he was a reg for Flag and married to Karin.

  • Jack Lee

    man there are really a lot of stupid rich people.

  • Robert

    I was a poor man in a rich man’s religion. recently routed out….. when ever they asked me for money I always told them I was broke.

  • Kid Kat

    David M talks out the side of his mouth. Sure sign of a deviant.