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Hey, IRS: Stunning photos inside the lavish personal offices of Scientology’s leader

RTCOverheadIn 1978, the Church of Scientology paid $2.7 million to acquire a fading resort in the California desert known as Gilman Hot Springs. The 550-acre parcel included a relatively modest house named “Bonnie View” that founder L. Ron Hubbard intended to live in, once it was renovated. But he never got the chance. By the end of February 1980 Hubbard went into permanent hiding elsewhere until his death in 1986.

In Hubbard’s absence, the parcel at Gilman Hot Springs became Scientology’s secretive “Gold Base,” also called “Int Base” because it was the location of Scientology’s international ‘exec strata’ — the top officials of the worldwide organization. And over the past couple of decades, the man who succeeded Hubbard as the church’s leader, David Miscavige, has renovated and rebuilt the place primarily as a lavish monument to himself.

Scientology doesn’t give tours of Int Base, and aerial shots don’t give us access inside its buildings. But accounts by former church executives have given some idea that Miscavige has spent incredible sums to create a palace for himself, particularly an oversized office building for the use of the Religious Technology Center (RTC), the entity that nominally rules Scientology. Miscavige is the RTC’s chairman of the board, which is why Scientologists routinely refer to him as “COB” for short. And we say “nominally,” because former officials will tell you that RTC is only one of several corporate fictions that make up Scientology’s structure. It’s really the “Sea Organization” — with Captain David Miscavige at its top — that rules Scientology. And RTC contains the Sea Org’s most trusted inner circle. Scientology is an organization obsessed with hierarchy, and no group is more lofty than the tiny circle of Sea Org members who work with Miscavige in the RTC and at its headquarters at Int Base.

You can easily find the RTC’s headquarters yourself on Google Earth: That’s it pictured above, at the east end of Int Base. You can’t miss it — its footprint is more massive than just about anything else at the compound. Also known as “Building 50,” it is described by former members as the best evidence of “inurement” — David Miscavige’s excessive spending to benefit himself, which would be a violation of the agreement that brought Scientology non-profit status in 1993.

But are those stories enough to get the IRS interested in what Miscavige has spent on himself? Perhaps that will change now that former Scientology chief spokesman Mike Rinder has revealed a stunning set of photographs that show in great detail what’s inside the building.

At his blog, Rinder explained that one of the firms hired to renovate Building 50, Montbleau & Associates, has posted examples of its work to attract other corporate clients. They show some of the incredible and expensive work that went into RTC’s offices — but not Miscavige’s own rooms. But then, Rinder was smuggled photos of Miscavige’s quarters too.

Let’s take a tour!

 
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Sinar Parman (who was once L. Ron Hubbard’s personal chef) took this aerial photo of Building 50. Rinder says that Miscavige’s wing takes up the near half of the second floor. The view here is looking north. The front of the building is on the left.

 
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This photo of the front of Building 50, on the west side, was smuggled out four years ago by former Sea Org worker John Brousseau. It shows two of Tom Cruise’s motorcycles flanking one owned by David Miscavige. All three had been customized by Brousseau, working for pennies an hour. The bike on the left is a Honda Rune that Cruise was given by Steven Spielberg for the War of the Worlds premiere, and that Brousseau had to disassemble to give a new red paint job Cruise wanted. Now, let’s go inside Building 50.

 
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Rinder says this is the hallway that takes you into the “COB Wing” of the building. If you faced punishment, you would be asked to sit in these steel chairs before being ushered into Miscvaige’s office, which these chairs face. “The chairs were specifically designed to feel hard and cold so you knew you were in trouble,” Rinder writes. The floor, he points out, is made from a very expensive combination of limestone and stainless steel. The walls are finished in African anigre wood, and Rinder says the corridor was widened after Miscavige decided it was too narrow. Imagine the cost. “Everything you see in the hallway picture – as is true with the other pictures – is custom-made. Including the mirror, which Miscavige specified be facing his door so that he could check his image as he walked out of his office,” Rinder says.

 
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Rinder says this was a library intended for Miscavige’s use. The custom table includes playback equipment that rises out of the center. The custom lighting in the room alone cost $70,000. And despite all of that lavish detail, “This room is a total prop. Miscavige never used it or even walked into it other than to show Tom Cruise how cool his junk was.”

 
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Rinder says this is the office for secretaries with access to Miscavige’s inner sanctum. We see the door to his office on the left, and the one on the right led to the office of the “COB Assistant,” which was the Sea Org’s name for Miscavige’s wife, Shelly. The desk to the left is used by Miscavige’s “personal communicator,” Laurisse “Lou” Henley-Smith Stuckenbrock, and the desk to the right is used by Maria Starkey, who, Rinder says, primarily takes care of Miscavige’s dogs. (Amy Scobee has written that members of the Sea Org were required to salute COB’s beagles.) Incredible expense went into every room you see, Rinder says. “This room is a good example of why the building needed four locomotive-sized air handler units in the attic…This room alone had some 450 incandescent light bulbs hidden in the soffit all around the room as well as the big square ceiling panels you see in the center. This is close to half a million watts of incandescent heat-producing lights — roughly equivalent to plugging in and turning on about 300 toasters or hair dryers in one room. Ridiculously overspecified lighting, done with a cost-is-no-object zeal, characterizes the entire mindset with which this building was constructed. The cost of electricity for this great empty building (mostly for lighting and air conditioning) is about $2,000.00 per day.”

 
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Rinder says this is the “COB Compliance” room, where his orders get transcribed and compiled. “Funny that there is a whole office devoted to COB Orders and Compliance Reports when Warren McShane and Allen Cartwright testified under oath in the Monique Rathbun case that they are completely unaware of ‘COB Orders’ or ‘Compliance Reports’,” Rinder points out.

 
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Rinder calls this the “COB PR” office, and notes the irony of that designation. Miscavige has had pretty rotten public relations since he took over Scientology, and Rinder says that few people elected to use this room have lasted long.

 
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Rinder says this is the courtyard area in the center of the RTC building and rarely had chairs set up this way. More commonly, Miscavige lorded over meetings that went on for hours from a long table set up here. It was in this location that Miscavige harangued the troops about their inability to fill positions on an “org board” — a kind of job chart. When Miscavige left the base for a while in 2005, his wife Shelly, tired of hearing Miscavige scream and yell about the issue, filled in the org board herself. When Miscavige returned and saw what she had done, he went ballistic, and Shelly vanished a week later. We are confident that she is being held at another, more secretive compound about 60 miles away in the San Bernardino mountains to this day.

 
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The rest of these photos did not come from Montbleau & Associates, and Rinder doesn’t name his source — which can’t make Miscavige very comfortable. This one portrays the “COB Conference” room in Miscavige’s wing of the building.

 
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Note the elegant lighting fixtures of the “COB Project Room.”

 
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A hallway in the COB wing. Rinder had pointed out the downlighting on the walls, which was requested because originally plans called for elaborate life-sized portraits of Hubbard to line these passageways. Later, that gave way to plans for photos of Miscavige at various Scientology events, or photos taken by Miscavige on his scuba-diving adventures. And then, finally, they were left bare.

 
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The “COB Patio” at the rear of the building. Rinder had earlier told us that it was here that he had a dramatic meeting with Shelly Miscavige in 2005. Rinder had just returned from working with COB in Los Angeles, and Shelly wanted to know if her husband was still wearing his wedding ring. It was at that moment, Rinder tells us, that he knew she was in serious trouble. She vanished not long after that meeting.

 
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Rinder says this small patio is just off of Miscavige’s own office, so he can pop out for a smoke. He points out the use of bullet-proof glass for Miscavige’s protection from snipers on the distant roadway.

 
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And finally, we have two photos of the church leader’s inner sanctum, Miscavige’s own office. This image reveals his desk, custom made from steel and leather, with a price tag, Rinder estimates, of between $15,000 and $30,000.

 
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Even the rugs in Miscavige’s office are custom, hand-made jobs costing up to $20,000, he estimates. And there’s more: “The windows in his office have 3 layers of treatment: A metallic fabric sheer, a rolldown sun screen and a rolldown blackout. All motorized and controlled by a touchscreen panel.”

With the IRS stirring, the release of these photos might not have surfaced at a worse time, from Scientology’s perspective. The glimpse we get of the cost involved is simply astounding — and that’s only bolstered by documents showing that Scientology’s entities have amassed incredible levels of wealth. Can the government continue to ignore Miscavige’s wealth, built with the assistance of American tax law?

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 29, 2014 at 07:00

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  • Missionary Kid

    I’m wondering if the insistence on having things overlit isn’t a matter of dm having eye problems so that the extra light causes his pupils to constrict so more things are in focus.

    Another reason could be that he wants to have old-fashioned movie style lighting, which isn’t necessary with the more sensitive cameras.

    • Snippy_X

      He may have processing issues that make him sensitive to the flicker of florescent lighting.

      • Missionary Kid

        But why so bright?
        What a lot of people don’t realize is that the high amount of ultraviolet light in cool white can be annoying, but that is overcome by going to a warm white or soft white bulb.

        The reason cool white bulbs are used in offices is that the spectrum makes it easier to read print.

        Older bulbs will have a more pronounced strobe effect. That effect, which is present in all fluorescent lights, can cause epileptics or other people to have seizures.

        • kemist

          And migraines in people like me, especially with an old tube or faulty ballast.

        • Observer

          “Why so bright?”

          Maybe to compensate for his dim-bulbery?

          • Missionary Kid

            I like that answer.

    • kemist

      Normally people with this kind of problem (I are one) don’t like overlit environments.

      Our pupils fail to contract properly, which make everything in very bright places (such as outside on a sunny day) seem all blurry, and the glare tends to induce migraine.

      The lighting you can see in those rooms is also very much indirect and inefficient. It’s more a way to show off than to maximize the amount of ambient light.

    • Once_Born

      Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration can all cause loss of contrast sensitivity. Your vision may be 20/20 – but you can’t distinguish many levels of difference between light and dark. Consequently, in conditions of low contrast (at night, or in fog) you can’t see the difference between an object and its background.

      One way of correcting this (if it gets really bad) might be to flood areas with artificial light to increase the range of contrast. Of course, it’s cheaper to wear glasses with a yellow filter… but a ‘big being’ would look silly if he had to do that.

      Perhaps Miscavige should ask his optician for a contrast sensitivity test and save a lot of electricity (not to mention his sight).

      • Missionary Kid

        I have astigmatism, and it helps.

      • Jgg2012

        Doesn’t auditing cure all those things?

        • Once_Born

          I can’t see why not. In fact, if you rely on auditing to cure those conditions, it won’t be long before you can’t see anything at all.

    • KNMF

      COB hears about nice things that other people have (probably from Tom Cruise), or sees pictures in magazines. He wants what they have, except better. He hears that Adnan Khashoggi has a chandelier in the bathroom, COB demands two. COB hears that George Clooney has stainless steel inlay…

  • sizzle8

    That glass was installed after the mutiny by the guards at the Eagle’s Nest.

    • Captain Howdy

      Even if that is bulletproof glass it makes no sense height wise unless D.M wears a bullet proof vest every time he goes out there, and that still leaves his head exposed, not to mention BP glass and BP vests are useless against high velocity rife calibers.

      • sizzle8

        Is he taller than the top of the glass? 🙂

        • Captain Howdy

          Of course. That’s 4 feet or less.

      • Snippy_X

        Also useless against drones.

      • Suppressive Meritorius

        Does he really wear a BP vest?

        • Jgg2012

          No, a BT (body thetan) vest.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          I’ve heard that he does when he gives outdoor speeches.

  • . . .

  • Missionary Kid

    I posted this before, but without the image. I think Cruise is looking like a fat version of the illustration for the TomKat Project.

    Oops, the image didn’t come through. Here’s the url: http://tonyortega.org/2013/10/12/tomkat-project-in-los-angeles-heres-your-chance-to-help-the-show-get-to-tinseltown/

  • bryan penatr
    • flyonthewall

      no trying to be a dick or anything but instead of “their” you put “there” – To do a total investigation of the Church of Scientology for using coercion against members and there children . Should prob edit that, looks more professional. Good on you for creating it, btw. I’m game

  • 0tessa

    These interiors smell of fascism, abuse, hubris, crime, decadence, contempt for the environment. Those are the interiors of a mad king.

  • So all you idiot Scientology morons keep handing these shitting criminals your money, starving yourselves, working like slaves, borrowing money from banks, friends, family, whatever it takes so you can send these fucking criminals more money so they can add to their off short bank accounts.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      You said “off short”‘ on purpose!!!!

  • Panopea Abrupta

    On looking at these images of the Mad Monarch’s offices,
    I am not surprised that the name David Miscavige is an anagram for
    Amid Vivid Cages.

  • i-Betty

    In Regency England, le bon ton – the top 1% – would have shuddered and uttered the words guaranteed to crush an upstart: “Ugh, new money.”

    • Juicer77

      They must be in “trade”

  • Jgg2012

    Contrast this with how the Sea Org members live. Now, Pope Francis arguably has it even better. I mean, were Davey’s ceilings done by Michelangelo? There are differences between Davey and Pope Francis, if the IRS is reading this:
    1. Pope Francis is not a US citizen or live in the US, so you don’t have jurisdiction over him;
    2. He and other priests and cardinals took a vow of poverty; they actually own nothing, though they live in a nice place;
    3. The Vatican actually houses 840 clergy who use the buildings, and gives quite a few tours, whereas Davey has his roomy expanse to himself;

  • Just Dee

    Not sure if this was posted yet today….Scientology & the I.R.S.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-hassan/its-time-to-end-the-churc_b_555843.html

    • Science Doc

      It’s 4 years old.

      • Just Dee

        lol thanks – hubby sent to me. I didn’t see a date but still interesting. The CNN interview with Marty should have been a dead giveaway

        • Robert Eckert

          Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, one of us, one of us!

  • D.Y.G.

    This article about Nicole Kidman showed up on my Yahoo home page. I had no idea there were no public photos with her kids since 2004.

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/nicole-kidman-makes-rare-comment-about-her-children-with-tom-cruise-155916727.html

  • Panopea Abrupta

    SmackDaddy McSlappy: You can stun but J&D will flay your hide.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Michelangelo’s David graces the Piazza del Duomo in Firenze.
    $cientology’s David disgraces humanity.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Here’s a nice one with coordinates and everything:

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

  • J. Swift

    Why does David Miscavige need bulletproof glass to protect himself from snipers if he smokes in an open patio?

    • Jgg2012

      Because it’s an excuse to spend money.

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Given that he has aim like Dick Cheney, what he really needs are bulletproof socks.

      • i-Betty

        Ha!

      • SNAFU

        Awesome quip!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      The contract has been let for a bulletproof Atrium cover. I think he is using the guys who built the Psychlos roof in “Battlefield Earth.”

    • KNMF
    • And I don’t rent cars!

      Actually, Mark asked Mike Rinder today, “Are you sure he has to step outside for a smoke, Mike? Or
      is that just so he can maintain the myth (even in his Dwarfenführerbunker) that he’s like any other Sea Org slave with “wog” workplace regulations? He strikes me as just the sort who loves to intimidate people by blowing smoke in their faces, among other things… ”

      Mike responded, “Well, he does that too. He smokes wherever he wants. That was sort of a snide comment that most will not understand. He doesn’t NEED another patio as he smokes wherever and whenever he wants.”

      • Captain Howdy

        As i said below, even if that is bullet proof glass it would afford DM little if any protection and the guys from Talon Security would know that.

        In the video they are shooting FIVE panes of BP glass.

        http://youtu.be/1fCZvOHd5dg

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          That’s okay. Little people only need little protection.

        • ze moo

          Fifty caliber weapons are class 4, not allowed for most people in most states. Like automatic rifles, you can’t one in many states. Though with the proper license you can own one in Pennsylvania and god alone knows whatever other US states allow them. The ‘record’ for distance sniping goes to a British sniper who took out 2 Taliban at almost 2 miles. He used a somewhat smaller caliber rifle.

          • Captain Howdy

            It’s legal to own a Barrett .50 BMG rifle in most states and doesn’t require a special tax stamp.

        • Anonymous

  • Jgg2012

    One thing I don’t see in these photos is any internet computers.

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Yeah, but dig the cool Telexes, baby.
      Like way cool, man.
      Dig that, daddyo.

      Ironic that the contractors were called Montbleau – correct pronounciation is Mon-blow !

  • grundoon

    Somewhere outside Hemet… http://youtu.be/htRHj3tyYyo

  • aegerprimo

    More proof that people are not afraid to write about Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard anymore….

    The Grand Scam by Rob Rose Reveals Scientology Founder L Ron Hubbard’s Support of Apartheid
    http://zebra.bookslive.co.za/blog/2014/05/28/the-grand-scam-by-rob-rose-reveals-scientology-founder-l-ron-hubbards-support-of-apartheid/

    Rob Rose writes: “What Scientologists don’t want you to know is exactly what was in those letters to the South African ministers. He continues:

    They’ve gone out of their way to airbrush Hubbard’s craven fawning over the apartheid government, specifically, his gushing praise for the father of the racist ideology, Dr Hendrik Verwoerd.

    • Elar Aitch

      Do you know if anyone has posted this at the Sth African blog?

      • aegerprimo

        I don’t know. I rarely go there and never comment there. I’ll go check and post it.
        ETA: What is the link to the So. African Blog?

      • aegerprimo

        Never mind, got it – http://backincomm.wordpress.com/

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    Thursday’s blues need a dose of Thor’s hammer.
    The anvil awaits you:

    Tamper with Tampa.
    Down Denver.
    Sabotage SF Bay.

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-85#post-2458651

    Tick Tock Tick Tock, Lil FiveOne

    ty ShoopZ

    • K2P2

      Just finished from the earlier call out. Did lots.

    • aegerprimo

      Done!

    • MrsLurksALot

      Boston is posting right now! Within 25-30 min. 05/29-06/11, halfway down page.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/cls/

  • ShoopZ

    Just another generic anti-Scilon shoop I did yesterday. (refresh)

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Alexa update for May 29: *refresh for images*

    Tony: US rank #24,507 – up 687 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 21,777)
    Scientology: US rank #59,605 – down 298 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 53,161)

    Difference: 35,098 – 985 more than yesterday. (Average difference last 3 months: 31,384)

    Clicks from India – ?% today (no number on Alexa).

  • Observer

    ..

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Hahaha. That is precious

    • Suppressive Meritorius

      whaaaang? Nice!

      • Observer

        Those are supposed to be ricochets. I couldn’t think of any other way to do it.

        • Panopea Abrupta

          Shoulda called the main protagonist – his 5 brain cells ricochet around in his skull all the time.
          Hambo, alone, has been responsible for some world-class ricochets. Monique Rathbun
          has caused that somewhat vacuous vessel, the celestial cranium, to resemble the Coronado islands during a certain shelling practice during WWII.

          • i-Betty

            The celestial cranium?! You’re cracking me up, Panopea 😛

        • Suppressive Meritorius

          I think whaaang sounds like a bullet! Like that whaaang sound they used in the old western movies.

    • i-Betty

      Are they sniper bullets ricocheting off the bulletproof glass, or Laurisse playing a round of golf in the grounds? 😛

      • Dr_Orpheus

        She’s far too busy sending YSCHB text messages (which did not come from her boss) to have any time to play golf.

      • Sejanus

        The only ball handling Lou does is with COB.
        Hmm I notice the thing has bullet proof glass…but is wide open to grenades from above.

    • KNMF
      • Observer

        Hahaha!

        • KNMF

          standing on the shoulders of giants.

      • Suppressive Meritorius

        It made me LOL!

      • aquaclara

        This is a keeper!

    • Once_Born

      And here is one of the first images (taken by armoured surveillance camera) of a Hominid species hitherto unknown to science. We have dubbed it Hobbitus Horribilus Horribilus or ‘very nasty small person’.

      Although we prefer this scientific designation, after speaking to people who have encountered it in its natural environment, we have some sympathy with the popular press, who has dubbed this specimen “The poison dwarf”.

      As responsible scientists we are normally in favour of biodiversity, and staunchly opposed to allowing species to become extinct. However, we (and all of the environmental organisations we have consulted) have decided that an exception should be made in this case. Luckily, this strange creature shows no desire to reproduce – in fact, its very presence seem to inhibit reproduction in humans.

      Future biologists may consider having a specimen stuffed and mounted if they can find a taxidermist with a sufficiently strong stomach. We recommend against this.

      Thank you for your interest in our discovery. I’m sure we all now look forward to the day when this uniquely unattractive species joins the ranks of the passenger pigeon and the dodo.

      • Panopea Abrupta

        Once_Born,
        no one, I mean, no one, will mount this creature.
        Stuff it – damn right.
        Stuff mounting it.

        The stuff of nightmares.

    • Sherbet

      Observer, you are a gem.

      • Also, she is a genius.
        “Insouciant”

      • Elar Aitch

        She certainly catches the Bunker zeitgeist

        • Sherbet

          There are some very clever shoopers in the Bunker, but Observer set the gold standard.

    • Sejanus

      That is beautiful.

    • Just Dee

      Awesome job as always, Observer! He is just a little too big 🙂

  • Paul J Salerno

    Must be a lot of fun being around Dave these days.

  • Stroppy Squirrel

    I really like the inlaid steel and stone floor. *ducks for cover under a leather topped (WTF? ) desk*

    • Espiando

      Actually, I kinda like it too. Actually, I like the thought of being able to clean my floor with Windex.

      • stillgrace2

        I never use anything else on my kitchen floor!

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    Salt Lake City, in a puerile attempt to get Sacred Underwear wearers to become sackcloth and ashes wearers, has posted 30 blues for your finger-lickin’ delectation.
    Apply gentle but firm pressure.

    Believe me, this will hurt them more than it hurts you.
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-86#post-2458743
    Main list:
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-85#post-2458651
    And remember to smile while you do it.
    The big check from Big Pharma is on it’s way, with bonuses for Boston(sample check from Obs):

    • MrsLurksALot

      Boston is posting right now! Within 10-30min. 05/29-06/11, halfway down page.

      http://boston.craigslist.org/cls/

      • aegerprimo

        GOT ‘EM! JJ grinds my gears…

  • Suppressive Meritorius

    Pie.

    • Sejanus

      Man someone needs to shoop in david hasslehof with the burger on the floor.

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Every time you post, I am suddenly starving. I don’t know what it is.

      • Aslansown

        Me too! When Baby is here late at night (my time) and starts talking about pie and candied yams with ice cream, I get so hungry! And now SM is talking about pie too! I’m like Pavlov’s dog — all I need is the word “pie” and my stomach starts growling!

    • Sarah James

      I bought two pies today, because the talk of pie drove me to distraction 🙂 both are apple.

      • Suppressive Meritorius

        I’m driving my own self to pie… I just bought an apple pie and a key lime pie at Wegman’s last Monday. My only saving grace was that they were “mini” pies.

        • Sarah James

          You had to say key lime. The best pie in the world. Lol

  • SlimJim

    Gawd! That looks like the most incredibly uninviting place! Cold, tasteless, characterless, and very uncomfy looking. I am soooo glad I don’t have to go there!

  • Science Doc

    I checked on the California Earthquake Authority website and found that Gold/Int is in the highest premium category, consistent with its proximity to a major fault line. I would imagine that those inlaid stainless and limestone floors would not hold up too well, not to mention the structural flaws of the 500 building. What an idiot.

    • Techie

      True, though the major fault is on the other side of the road it is close enough to do some spectacular damage if it slipped.

  • Cymboli

    I’d like to send these photos to the IRS along with the next tax payment. I had to setup a payment because I owed 4k last year despite claiming 0 and my wife and I paying extra in our paychecks. We so don’t make a lot of money but we have no kids and we don’t own a home 🙁

    • Science Doc

      Join ScienceDocology and pay nothing (to the IRS) next year. Just put money on account and I’ll withdraw it as I need it.

      • Cymboli

        lol

  • Jgg2012

    Does Shelly have her own room there?

    • Sejanus

      Shelly has a wonderful accommodation in isolation from any and all prying eyes….which is fairly telling.
      All alone in a vault in a desert where no one least of all a cheating religious leader has to be confronted with her.
      My question is why there hasn’t been another missing persons report filed now that Lee Baca is out as LA. County Sheriff.

      • Missionary Kid

        The report wasn’t filed with the LASO, but with the LAPD. You will notice that all they are required to do is ascertain that the person is O.K., as was the case with Kasey Kasem. If the person tells them that they’re O.K., after they’ve verified who it is, that’s it.

        • i-Betty

          That stunned me. At the very least an officer trained in domestic abuse cases should be involved from the start. 🙁

          • Missionary Kid

            In the Kasem case, there is a court appearance that has been ordered. It, however, includes someone who is subject to dementia, so medical care is involved.

  • media_lush
  • nottrue

    A memento left by Marc Headley on Gilman Springs Rd…………

  • Panopea Abrupta

    RED_X
    ALERT

    JJ is posting, all hands on deck to repel boarders, AAAARGH
    Top of the main list:
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-85#post-2458651
    ty AP

    • Pierrot
      • aegerprimo

        Flagged with joy!

        • Sherbet

          Dumb question: I used to be able to highlight a long list of postings by holding down the Control key and clicking on each. Now when I do that, the postings open one at a time. Did I do something to my computer to make that happen? If so, what? (I told you it was a dumb question. I’m really computer-backward.)

          • Pierrot

            Seems to me that your crtl key is worn out. I can’t think of anything that you could have done to cause such a change. Try the ctrl on the right side and see if it works, if it does my stupid answer might not be sooo stupid.

          • aegerprimo

            If Pierrot’s method does not work (use control key under the ? key) then try holding the control key and shift key at same time – see if that works for you.

            • aegerprimo

              Also there is this method in the video. I just use my mouse. It is lazy and fast (for me). I use the wheel as a button instead of the control key.

              http://youtu.be/NbterDh1AkU

            • Sherbet

              I’m not sure what you’re doing. If I use the wheel as a button, the postings open individually, not as a bunch of tabs.

            • aegerprimo

              Hmmm, okay. Do what works for you. I think I might do a video sometime of me doing the flagging live. I can usually get through the whole list in less than an hour.

            • Sherbet

              OK. That would be good.

            • Frodis73

              That would be great…I haven’t been able to get that to work either.

            • Sherbet

              That worked (holding Control and Shift at the same time).

              It didn’t work with just the right-hand Control key.

              Thanks for your help.

            • aegerprimo

              Excellent!

            • Pierrot

              how did you know about shift+ctrl, never heard of that, not that hear much of anything !ly!

            • aegerprimo

              I am pretty damn handy with a computer.

            • Sherbet

              And I am pretty ham handed with a computer. Thank God I have a 20-something son to call in for consultations. “Please help your mother!”

      • Amdirel

        First list already shows up empty for me 🙂

        • aegerprimo

          YAY!!!!

    • Pierrot

      Did you see what I saw, they gone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! exclamation tech !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mark

      SCROBBLED!

    • Pierrot

      Enough emotions for the night and if I do not want an ugly divorce on my hands I better scuttle off to bed.
      See you today (for me)!

      • Sherbet

        Thanks for all you do for the cause, Pierrot.

  • Jgg2012

    Did you know that the Vatican is only 109 acres, or 1/5 the size of Gold Base? Also, Davey has other properties in East Grinstead and Clearwater.

    • Espiando

      Don’t forget about Kyalami Castle in South Africa that’s supposed to be AOAF eventually. I always had that earmarked as his bolt hole in case things go tits up in the US.

      • Panopea Abrupta

        I’ll bolt his fucking hole for him when the time comes.

        South Africa, he’s having us on.
        Like Pistorius, he won’t have a leg to stand on.

        As I said recently, I begs the role of Kaishakujin.
        I have just the sword for the job.
        The Last Samurai can come and get lessons.
        The Galactic Samurai won’t feel a thing.

      • Jgg2012

        actually, he could use any of those 500 ideal orgs–they are all empty.

  • outraged

    Does spielberg know cruise disassembled his gift?

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      I doubt Spielberg would care much about that at this point. Supposedly, they’re not really on gift-giving terms anymore because Tom Cruise went all Tom Cruise on him.

      • outraged

        Tom Cruise has been Tom Cruising Spielberg forever. Wonder if the insisntance on a Scientology tent at the movie shoot was the straw was that broke the buddy back.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          Nah, I think that back was broken when Tom had the motorcycle Steve gifted him disassembled and repainted.

      • i-Betty

        That’s right, Jim. Something to do with Spielberg’s wife. There’s a great thread on OCMB with all the details. Who knows how true the story is but it feels like it could be accurate. And I hope it is 😀

  • outraged

    All of The Miscavige buildings look exactly the same.
    The furniture was bought at Office Depot Deluxe.
    Nothing is at all comfortable or inviting.
    The interior is either a long narrow hall or small room.
    There is usually one ginormous room with many chandeliers.
    The exterior is overdone Williamsburg Modern.
    The ceilings are high except in the rooms where people actually spend time.
    There is lots of lacquered wood doing nothing.
    The art is awful.
    The outside decks look nice but unused.
    In fact the whole building usually appears unoccupied.

    There must be another dimension in parallel time where all the SCIONS are busily doing things in messy, discarded places filled with junk.

    • aegerprimo

      There is art? I did not notice ANY art in DM’s compound pics or in Idle Morgue pics.

      • outraged

        lol. I was thinking I guess only about that disgusting building in clearwater with all the weird nude olympic type statues.

  • valshifter

    nice compound with fraudulent money.

  • Sherbet

    Off topic: Did anyone who donated to Flag Down get your goodie bag in the mail? I haven’t.

    • Suppressive Meritorius

      Not yet.

      • Sherbet

        OK. So it isn’t just me.

    • Captain Howdy

      ..

      • Sherbet

        OK. They’ll get around to me, too, then.

    • Juicer77

      Nope. Sad face.

      oops: actually if it’s just the button I told them to have someone there wear it in my honor.

    • noseinabk

      Nope. I got the email from Pete like you did. I am willing to forfeit my goodie bag in order to defray costs for any over expenditures. If anyone is going to lose one penny to send me those items, please keep it for flag down 2015.

  • Sejanus

    COB`s quarters remind me of a brothel in Westeros

    • Suppressive Meritorius

      hmmmm…. I think you just inspired a shoop….

      • Jimmy Threetimes

        Margaery and Daenerys should be in the shoop. And please, no COB. And it shouldn’t be in a brothel, either. It should be on the back of Drogon, and it… well, I’m obviously picturing a very different shoop than you are. Sorry. Carry on.

        eta: but it should definitely have pie.

        • Suppressive Meritorius

          Special version just for Jimmy Threetimes
          (refresh)

          • Jimmy Threetimes

            PIE!!! thank you, nice work on both versions 🙂

  • OrangySky

    I want to see the inside of his private quarters.

  • Sejanus

    COB`s quarters courtyard remind me of this place I know in Braavos.

  • Captain Blackheart

    Aaaaarrrrr! Shiver me timbers! What happened to me matey JJ in Boston? I told that bilge rat to spam CL and teach you fringe dwelling apostates a lesson or I’d keelhaul him.

    He puts up 10 new ads and then you scalleywags come along and give every one of them the old heave ho?????

    You’re a nasty bunch of wenches and rapscallions, ye are!!! This isn’t over!!! YS YS YS YS YS!!! Aaaaarrrr!

    • aegerprimo

      Yo ho ho!

      • Captain Blackheart

        Aaaarrrr! There will be no bottles of rum or grog for you, AP. You’re one of the worst of the bunch. It’s hardtack and tankards of filthy bilge water when I get my hands on ye!

  • Sejanus

    COB`s quarters courtyard remind me of this place I know in Braavos
    .
    Only his is more pompous.

    • aegerprimo

      Somehow I like this better (your pic). It has a lot of natural lighting.

      • Sejanus

        Plus the Onion Knight…woohoo
        Davos for the win!

        • Suppressive Meritorius

          I think Ser Davos is hot!

          • Sejanus

            So do I..cuz I kinda look like him…lol

    • i-Betty

      Ooh, los bankos of Braavos.

  • outraged

    Since we need to read everything Jaden.This is too funny:

    As for the guests: Will Smith‘s son Jaden wore a white Batman costume and ran around like a chicken with its head cut off from 8:30 p.m. until 10:25 p.m., batting glasses off tables whenever he came to an empty seat, smashing them on the ground. Vogue Italia’s editor in chief, Franca Sozzani, was getting irritated because he kept coming up behind her and throwing his cape over her head

    http://pagesix.com/2014/05/29/golden-toilet-tower-headless-nude-statues-inside-kimyes-wedding/

    Are we sure that Kanye West is not really David Miscavige in disguise? Apparently he sawed a bar in half a few minutes before the wedding started.

  • Zana

    Wow! Thank you, Tony, for making all this so PUBLIC!! Yes! I wish all the Sea Org staff could see this. And the dedicated auditing team who broke up their family because DM said so… throwing their 76 year old father out on the street. Wish his (now) ex-wife and daughters could see what their dedication is REALLY paying for. And what it has cost them in personal happiness. With the stupid expenses of sec checking, new meters and the fall-off of scientologists to audit… they could easily lose their own house that they built for delivering Scientology. And for what? So that DM could widen the hallway in his offices. Or have someone weave a rug that he never uses. Or pay for the electricity bill from all those lightbulbs. Whew. This really puts it in perspective.

    I’d like to see someone mock up a Scientology newspaper and send it out to all dedicated Scientologists showing DM’s private digs. Take stacks of them to the orgs so that the staff and Sea Org lap up the photos and descriptions before they realize it’s an SP publication (Special Person Publication). Talk about Cognitive Dissonance. That would be fun to watch.

    • outraged

      “someone mock up a Scientology newspaper and send it out to all dedicated Scientologists showing DM’s private digs. Take stacks of them to the orgs”

      Do it!!! Someone must do this.

      I hope there is a Sea Orgre out there reading this blog thread. Take a look at the digs ABOVE!!! Your money is paying for all that while you starve and slave away for someone who does not give a hoot about you at all and will dump you high and dry.

      Scientology sucks you up and then spits you out, naked alone and afraid.

      • aegerprimo

        Okay, I am going to print out these pics of DM’s “lair” and send them with my next packet in the postage paid return envelopes I get from Co$ junk mail. I sent Chris Shelton’s write-up from his videos the last two times. I’m including pics next time.

        It is a start on the “news publication” idea.

        • i-Betty

          You’re brilliant 🙂

    • Sarah James

      The money he spends on himself…unreal.

    • aegerprimo

      I think it would piss off a lot of Sea Org members if they would LOOK… because most of them live in squalor, in over-crowed dorms. Derek described it well in his Cracked article –
      http://www.cracked.com/article_21115_5-disturbing-things-i-learned-in-scientologys-space-navy.html#ixzz32kllIBqc

      I lived in a big two-wing building on L. Ron Hubbard Way, across the street from where I worked at the Advanced Organization, in a room with 30 to 40 other males ranging from 13 to 70 years old. The windows were broken, there was no AC, and the place stank. I lived there for almost three years.

      My story is similar, and posted at ESMB –
      http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33072-A-Wingnut-Does-the-EPF

      It was a big room on the 2nd floor at the front of the building, accommodated with a few sets of metal bunk beds. I did not bring linens, blanket, or a pillow with me, and was a bit grossed out about sleeping on dirty sheets that who knows how many people slept on? I figured it was part of the test of being able to competently “confront MEST”.

      My first EPF task was to scrub the garbage cans in the galley (staff kitchen) and mess hall (staff dining room). After finishing that gross initiation, my next project was to scrub down “rat alley”. This was an indoor alley where all the garbage was brought. The garbage cans were nothing on the level of repulsive as was rat alley. We saw rats as big as house cats. Sometimes they would even hiss and bare their teeth at us. The roaches were so numerous that we got used to them landing and crawling on us without freaking out.

      It really PISSES ME OFF that most Sea Org live in such conditions, and David Miscavige lives large. His waste of money is kick in the face. How have we survived this? (Especially people like John Brousseau for example). So many similar stories by ex-Sea Org members.

      • aquaclara

        These stories are really telling, and I hope every Sea Org member sees what is happening outside their own hell hole. It just might make some leave…..

        How did you survive this? Ugh.

  • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

    I’ve said this before (and I’m sure I’m not the only one to have said it), but it’s just a matter of time before we get the leaked video of Diminutive Mullah in one of his power-drunken (or just plain ole drunken), abusive, hissy fits, which would immediately go viral. That might accelerate the avalanche as much as his deposition. I hope for both.

    • Science Doc

      To you and me Sir, it is a fine single malt. To Mr. Miscavige it is The Way to Drunkedness. TM

  • aegerprimo

    Okay… RED X TIME!

    So far we have taken Boston DOWN for the day. Thank you everyone for the help doing that!

    Newest ads posted start here….
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-86#post-2458727

    Complete list is here…
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-85#post-2458651

    I made a new graphic today inspired by DM’s wasteful bullet proof glass patio wall….

    • aegerprimo

      Get out of the Sea Org NOW! Get help. The Freeloader debt is not enforceable. The NDA agreement is not enforceable.
      Call 1-866-X-SeaOrg

      (ty iBetty)

      • i-Betty

        Oh bless you. I had to do an emergency reformat of my hard drive recently and I lost the original text, but those are the most important bits 🙂

        • aegerprimo
          • i-Betty

            Oh, yay! Those are all actually Baby’s. Her flyers are far better than the ones we’re used to seeing on Sundays 🙂

            • aegerprimo

              Okay! When we decided to use these when we do the RED X post… so I went back and retrieved them. I guess I thought you made them.

              ETA: Oh yes these are better than the Sunday Funnies Co$ ads!

            • i-Betty

              I’m so glad I got the chance to tell you. Baby’s always said her Bunker artwork is open for everybody to use but I wouldn’t want to take the credit when I can just about pick up one of those really big baby’s first crayons and draw a sun with a smiley face, keeping within the lines much of the time 😛 I did the text of the PSA (with help) and Baby did all the flyers, clever girl. Great catching up with you, AegerP. It’s fantastic what you’re all doing with CL. 4am here (don’t ask, but I’m certain it has nothing to do with the family-sized bar of chocolate that I ate at 11pm which I swear contained speed) so to bed for me. Sweet dreams 🙂

            • aegerprimo

              FYI I started a Flickr account and have been putting all the RED X and 1-866-X-SeaOrg graphics there. Ones that I and others have made – http://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/?details=1

            • i-Betty

              Thank you. Saved to my favourites 🙂

    • aegerprimo
  • Suppressive Meritorius

    If you think this is flattering, ask a Game of Thrones fan how long people last on the Iron Throne. 🙂
    (refresh)

    • Thursday is Coming!

      • Suppressive Meritorius

        … and the courtroom is full of terrors!

        • A Scientologist never repays his debts.

          • Missionary Kid

            Especially if you’re not further up the hierarchy in clamland.

    • SNAFU

      Absolutely brilliant Game of Thrones shoop! Really, really impressive, SM.

    • Sejanus

      It’s not easy being a c**t, unless yer a big being.

      and Tywin will last longest on the throne given how often he sneaks sits when no one is looking..lol

    • OrangySky

      Exceptional shoop!

    • Missionary Kid

      Uneasy lies the crown that covers the clown.

  • aegerprimo

    Why is the media spelling it wrong lately? It is NarCONon… NOT… NarCANon.

    LAHS hosts discredited anti-drug program
    State advises against Scientology-connected Narcanon program

    http://www.mv-voice.com/print/story/2014/05/30/lahs-hosts-discredited-anti-drug-program#comment_form

    • outraged

      Because the media thinks that Narconon is a bunch of Narc’s with Canons.
      Not that it is a bunch of Narc’s doing a major Con.

      • aegerprimo

        That does not explain why? Well I left a comment. I guess I am a stickler for accuracy.

        • outraged

          People spell the word the way they pronounce it.
          Nar-KA-non.

          But it is spelled like Nar-CO-non.

          Nar, we don’t need no Conan the Narc-Inator.

    • aegerprimo

      Spelled wrong here as well…

      Narcanon back in public schools
      http://www.kfiam640.com/onair/bill-handel-30603/narcanon-back-in-public-schools-12394008/

  • Panopea Abrupta
    • Juicer77

      Flagged 🙂

      • Hamtaro

        Hi Juicer,
        I’m replying to you on this thread from a few days ago so any correspondence we have will be private. I know, from recent personal experience, that it can be a bit intimidating to take over the Red-X stanchion for the night shift for the first time. Pierrot is kind of a hard act to follow. 🙂 Basically, if you just scan the master list every hour and post any new ads, you’ll be fine. Once 11pm hits, a lot of people fall off and you can post once at midnight, then again at 2am, then Pierrot will take over at 4am or so.

        You seem like a really enthusiastic and dedicated new member of the Red-X crew. I hope you enjoy flagging. Remember: every Red-X is one potential person not shackled by the cult of death.

        If you need anything, just reply to this post. I’ll be around till about 11pm EST. Good luck!

        • Juicer77

          I think Disqus is grumpy again… I’m posting the latest and will learn more as I go, but at least the late night crew is getting reminders. I replied to your “howdy” elsewhere, hope it shows up. If not I will repost later.

      • Hamtaro

        Hi Juicer,

        Hey girl, you around? If so, post an update at before 8:30 pm, ok? 🙂 Just scan all the links and find the new ads. BTW, I just talked with Pierrot and he’s targeting Ventura as the next spot for annihilation because of some sarcastic crap she posted about our counter-ads. So, to the degree it makes sense, focus the attention on Ventura, with bold letters or all caps or snark.

        BTW, where are you? Let’s say “howdy” ok? I’m an old guy from the midwest. Someone that was very close to me who had already suffered mightily in life was drawn in by Dianetics and was seriously hurt by the so-called Church. Where are you? Why did you decide to get involved in protesting Scn?

        Don’t answer if you don’t feel comfortable. But…if you’re feeling introverted or whatever pls respond so I know, ok? Because Pierrot should be sleeping and it’s important that the Red-X night crew has a cheerleader for their efforts. Statistically, they’re 3 times as effective as the day crew (I know, it shocked me too!) so they really need the encouragement. I’m here in any way possible to support you, so whatever you might need…jusdt ask, ok?

        update: JJ just posted one book ad, so I’ll post about that and get the troops riled. Then you can build on that with whatever new ads there are in 15 min, ok? Honest, pls do not fear, the entire community is here to wish you well. Believe it.

        Primetime ad flagging time is 7pm-midnight EST. So, not to be putting pressure, but this is your moment. Go ahead, girl, whatever you say or do, everyone there will support you. Every person here wants to see you succeed. 🙂 This is a fact. Accept the love and put yourself out there. I”m kinda shy myself, but I did it. I’m sure you can too. 🙂

    • Captain Blackheart

      Aaaarrrr! Blimey, you’ve done it again. I’ll never get any doubloons at this rate!!
      Give up now, before I run you all through with my trusty saber, Excalibur!!!

    • aegerprimo

      WOO HOOOO!!!
      I see this now (screenshot)….

  • trunklesstree

    Starting to go viral – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU Heavily promoted in the scamology groups. Do some research. Google scamology connections. And the permaculture movement.

    • Captain Howdy

      Since when are scilons environmentally and scientifically aware? This sounds more like something the wingnuts would be aware of and vehemently against.

      • trunklesstree

        Believe me. This is them. You can thank me later.

        • Captain Howdy

          Funny how “solar roadways & scientology” produces nothing.

          • trunklesstree

            Even sadder, you have these peeps in the permaculture movement bragging how they pay no money to their workers, only a place to sleep and food.

            • Captain Howdy

              Yeah, these permacultralists sound awlful:

              “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against
              nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted
              and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their
              functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”

              Thanks my little teabagger friend.

            • trunklesstree

              Start here …https://www.facebook.com/koreenbrennan?fref=ts move along to https://www.facebook.com/bob.lawrason.3?fref=ts research, research, research

              Bobby boy even made it to Rinder’s page as part of the facaebook police.

            • Panopea Abrupta

              I met Fukuoka and Mollison.
              Permaculture is SO far from $cilons, it’s in a different gah-LAX-ee.
              You haven’t a clue what you are talking about.

              Troll elsewhere or buy a clue.

            • trunklesstree

              Not all permaculture(ists) are into scamology … they have totally taken over the Suncoast and the Nature Coast (working on the rest of Florida) permaculture community.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              How do you feel about structuralism? Does it have a place in the 21st Century? I’m Sorry to go further off-topic, but I’m just in a mood to chat.

            • Captain Howdy

              Do you have a problem with the theoretical concept of this thing?

            • trunklesstree

              Not at all! I do have a problem with how these scientology creeps are trying to take over the central florida permaculture community. And using slave labor.

            • Captain Howdy

              OK if you’re right it will reveal it self sooner than later and you can say you told us so.

            • trunklesstree

              Check out the founders of the above video. As I said, research. I really wish I could say more.

            • Captain Howdy

              I’ll check it out, it’s just anytime I hear anyone bitching about anything that might help the environment I immediately think “conservative”. If you’re not I’m sorry.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          Sorry, but this doesn’t sound anything like their MO. Not one bit of what the brave men and women have been leaking from inside suggests anything like a major shift in strategy such as this. And on that note, if you wanted to make people aware of something like this–if it were true–you should do it by private communication and allow someone like Tony Ortega the attempt to verify your claims. Not many here are going to believe your story simply because you posted it and said, “Believe me.”

          • trunklesstree

            Noted. And it is public scienos, not the corporation.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Well, in that case, referring to “them” is misleading. I thought you meant the CoS itself was behind this.

            • trunklesstree

              Well as someone who has lived in the occupied city of Clearwater going on 30 plus years, they are all the same to me. Did not mean to mislead you or anyone. Sorry.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              No problem. But hey, solar roads embedded with LEDs would be pretty cool, right? Unless Scientology somehow controlled all of them. That would not be so fun.

            • trunklesstree

              It would be cool. But this I believe is a total scam. Run by scienos and initially marketed to scienos and now leashed on the unspecting public. Lots of money raised,

            • Panopea Abrupta

              It hasn’t raised a lot of money – about $1,000,000.
              It’s a total non-starter.
              $56 trillion to implement it.
              Fantasy land.

              But you attached permaculture as if it were somehow related.
              The permaculture movement is planet-wide.
              There is NO money in it, just lots of love, intelligence and care.
              None of these are particularly common in $cientology and HubTurd was devoid of all three.
              If you are right and $cilons are involved in it in Florida – good.
              It’ll cure ’em.
              Bad-mouthing something you know nothing about reflects badly on you, not your target.

            • trunklesstree

              No money in it? How much did you pay for one week?

            • trunklesstree

              And my problem with their involvement in it is that they are now starting to take serious advantage of unsuspecting people in the community. I am not talking Woofers either.

            • Panopea Abrupta

              Dox or STFU

            • Panopea Abrupta

              I never paid a penny.
              Mollison’s books and tons of dox are available for little or no cost.
              If you think $1000 is a lot for a 1 week training, then I suggest you use the library.

            • trunklesstree

              Ahhh, but it is all about the experience. And most … 3k or more for a week.

            • Panopea Abrupta

              Pemaculture is a set of relatively simple ideas.
              No one needs to go to school for it.
              If people want to, fine.
              There is no connection to $cientology.
              I will not continue to discuss with you.
              Wrong forum unless you prove otherwise.
              Undocumented slurs and allegations are a waste of bandwidth.

              As I said, I have met Mollison.
              I have met Fukuoka.
              Noble people, noble ideas.
              Fukuoka was one of the humblest and most inspiring people I have ever met.
              Also, a particularly original and deep thinker.
              Perhaps, even a potential road-map towards a saner path or series of different paths towards being 7 billion on a fragile earth was/were suggested by him?

              Neither of these two people were con-artists, scammers, rip-offs or liars.
              If people of the latter ilk begin to look at permaculture, good for them.
              They may even end up doing something worthwhile.

            • Captain Howdy

              Ya know it is possible that some scieno might latch onto something good sometime. Bob Duggan’s drugs have helped people from what i understand.

            • trunklesstree

              Getting closer Captain.

            • noseinabk

              Brusaw Duggan entered on google or duckduckgo, picks up nothing but a few strange, obscure listings. We all know how good Cos members are at front groups and concealing the truth, however, those in the know can usually find the link. Pardon my naivete, but if this is a troll, what is the point? Dox or stfu.

    • Sarah James

      I can’t help it, it’s a good idea. Would I want to donate if it has anything to do with scientology ( public, or jumpin on the couch kool-aid drinkers? No.

    • aegerprimo

      Okay I am getting on the bandwagon about this. I subscribe to WIRED magazine, and there was an article about them and this invention in the mag recently…

      http://www.wired.com/2014/05/solar-road/
      I think it is a fantastic idea, the way of the future.

      • jeff

        Well, I foresee a transfer of wealth from the public coffers to private hands. And we thought freeway sound walls were a scandal.

      • Frodis73

        Just saw this…man, this looks freaking awesome.

      • Once_Born

        Sounds good… but…

        I have installed photovoltaic panels on roofs in the UK and see the following problems

        > The income is dependent on subsidy – otherwise it’s a poor return in investment
        >Making panels that withstand being driven over will be significantly more expensive. Even a generous subsidy would not offset this
        > Solar cells do not last for ever. After 30 years their output would be a fraction of what it was and you would have to dig up miles of roadway to replace them.
        >The power generated has to be fed back into the grid (and converted to AC with an expensive box of electronics called an inverter). ‘Solar roads’ would need an inverter every quarter mile or less and the
        infrastructure to connect them all to the grid . This would all need regular maintenance – assuming no-one stole the inverters. Capital costs and maintenance would eat up all the income.
        > You would need to constantly clean the glass. Tire rubber, leaves – even passing cars would all radically reduce output (see next point)
        > Solar panels are connected to inverters in series. When you obscure just one panel you inhibit the flow of electricity through all the others that are connected to it – its like stepping on a hosepipe. You are only standing in one place, but the water flow through the whole hosepipe is reduced. This means that a solar parking lot would not work either – parking only one or two cars on it would radically the output of the whole thing.

        There are other reason why this is not practical, but I think those are enough to be going on with. Good try, but no coconut.

  • Bavarian Rage

    OT: I just watched a brief interview with Tom Cruise in Toronto and his face.doesn’t.move! He can’t even muster up a facial expression. Looks like someone can’t come to terms with his age. You mean to tell me the the Scientology take can re-grow limbs and cure cancer, can’t take care of a few wrinkles?!!

  • Qbird

    Good Evening to the Underground Bunker. I looked at these photos again just now.
    EP = EMPTINESS.
    Now onto the commentary ~ oh look, a moose…

  • aurora50

    OT. Good for ‘the lulz’…folks at Glenn Beck’s site, The Blaze, opining on Leah Remini’s appearance on Ellen.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/05/29/king-of-queens-actress-says-abandoning-her-faith-brought-her-family-closer/

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      I’ll take “Horrible Headlines” for 2000, Alex.

  • Captain Howdy

    Dedicated to the working class people of this world. Goodnight.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K34YaQwxj2U

    • Qbird

      night Capt – good song to flag by.

      • Captain Howdy

        Goodnight, Qbird
        ….

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          I’ve never seen an owl like that. That beak looks like it could peck right through thick wood.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Dude, it’s a baby stork.

            • Captain Howdy

              It’s a Kingfisher.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Ah, I should’ve known. The Kingfisher Owl is one of my favorite birds.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I still think it’s a baby eagle owl. Kinging for fish.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Could be. But Captain Howdy is a known know-it-all.
              http://youtu.be/2GviCElUXNE

            • Mooser

              Eagles, feh! If it wasn’t for the machinations of that thieving alopeciac raptor, I’d be National Animal!

            • DodoTheLaser

              No, U!

        • Qbird

          Aww Captain… I ain’t lyin’ when I say, this is really one of my favorites – the Kingfisher – elegant little hunting bird ~ … refresh

  • Frodis73

    Hilarious new “review” of the new Sydney org–empty. The kid caught sleeping is probably in big trouble now! http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/inside-the-church-of-scientologys-new-14-million-compound

    • Jenstnick

      Great article, now I’m dreaming if Catalonian Chronic….

      • Frodis73

        Tell me about it…can you say drought?

    • Graham

      I thought the reason they had an Elwrong Flubtard office in every cherch was so he’d have an office to use if/when he comes back to Teegiack. Apparently not:

      “The first stop of the tour was in a similarly honorary vein: the L Ron Hubbard memorial office, fitted with a library of his very own books. I was told this was “a mark of thanks to Hubbard.” ”
      If that’s all it is why isn’t it done out like an office from when he was alive rather than something out of an Ikea catalogue? Or is this just something to tell the ‘wogs’?

      • Frodis73

        I caught that too! I do think it is something nice they tell wogs vs. the office is ready for him as soon as he gets back…don’t want to scare anyone away you know. As if the cold, empty building & dead eyes of the members isn’t enough of a scare that is.

    • DodoTheLaser

      It’s amazing how ideal orgs are being flooded by new people.

      • Graham

        Flooded with light too it would seem: “As soon as you step through the entrance, the vibrant lighting and futuristic decor make you feel like you’re on set of the latest terrible sci-fi dystopian flick.”
        Looks like Slappy’s fixation with excessive levels of artificial light is not confined to his Gold Base offices. How do they pay the electricity bills?

  • Pierrot

    RED X +–+ RED X +–+RED X +–+ RED X
    Action packed evening, we had 2 incursions attempts by JJ
    Both spotted early, both repulsed. 14 ads destroyed.
    Always watch out for Boston when flagging, report any movements.
    Boston is the testing ground, we will widen the net as spotting and reporting increase.

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-85#post-2458651

    FREELOADER Debt is ILLEGAL and CAN’T BE ENFORCED.
    DON’T route out, BLOW, Get HELP, get OUT. CALL 1-866-XSEAORG

    Ty AP

  • Sydjazz

    One word. Yikes!

  • DodoTheLaser

    Good morning.

    New video from Karen for early folks

    “Scientology Inc: Sex, Lies and Videotape”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pcBr0w4eMs

    • philosofa

      Thank you for this, Dodo. Karen explains it all so well.
      $cientology is such a disgusting organisation.They are creepy, crooked, cruel and their credibility as a “church” is shot. It amazes me daily that the US government is still turning a blind eye to it all… smh

  • LongNeckGoose

    “What Your Donations Buy”

    • Mooser

      Stay real loose, that’s what I like! Hi!

  • HelenNPN

    Maybe it’s just me, but all of Miscavige’s furniture, even the bullet proof glass wall in his smoking patio, look really low to the ground. Perhaps Fearful Leader is shrinking, shrinking, like the Wicked Witch of the West?

  • Juicer77
  • Mymy88

    Yuck, what fugliness (pics Tony put up of different rooms in Miscavige’s mansion).

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