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—————- In anticipation of her biggest day in court yet, Laura DeCrescenzo and her attorneys hit the Church of Scientology with 928 pages of new filings —————- Details from 18,000 pages of evidence show how Scientology manipulated a child to keep her working under slave-like conditions —————- A key document describing DeCrescenzo’s unwillingness to have her coerced abortion is missing from the evidence Scientology was ordered to produce By Tony Ortega Wednesday afternoon, Laura DeCrescenzo filed explosive new information in her four-year legal odyssey against the Church of Scientology, submitting 928 pages of new declarations and exhibits in anticipation of a crucial October 23 hearing in her lawsuit against the church which alleges abuse, including allegations that she was forced to have an abortion at only 17 years of age. Key to the new filings is information gleaned from thousands of pages of previously secret files that the church fought mightily to keep under wraps. But on Monday, the U.

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Ryan Hamilton files his 18th lawsuit against Scientology’s embattled drug rehab network

KluWe’re still feeling stunned by yesterday’s decision by a Texas appeals court that got Scientology leader David Miscavige out of being deposed in Monique Rathbun’s lawsuit against the church. Austin appellate Justice Scott Field seemed a lot more interested in protecting corporate CEOs from having to answer questions in court than he was in the rights of Monique Rathbun to prove that she’s been a target of a years-long surveillance and harassment campaign.

If it’s not religious cloaking, it’s Scientology’s corporate complexity that seems to befuddle the American system of justice. It really is amazing.

Anyway, Scientology’s long record of scorched-earth litigation doesn’t seem to be slowing down Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton, who has now filed his 18th fraud lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, and all but one of them in federal court.

This newest one was a federal action filed on behalf of Claudia Burchett and Sarah Burchett of Ohio, who are suing the Narconon Fresh Start in Warner Springs, in San Diego County.

According to the complaint, Claudia was searching the ‘net for a drug rehab center for her daughter, Sarah, in December 2012. She ran into a generic-looking referral website that encouraged her to call a toll-free phone number.

When she called, she talked to a man name Ryan who then pushed her toward the Narconon system using the same arguments as were spelled out in a script used by California Narconon facilities which we wrote about last year. He talked down other, more reputable rehab systems, and pushed Narconon, saying that it had a 76-percent success rate.

He said he would put her in touch with a Narconon rep, and brought on Narconon’s Dan Carmichael..

“Carmichael then represented to Claudia that Narconon Fresh Start offered ‘individualized cognitive therapy’ and had a sauna program that was capable of flushing residual drug toxins out of Sarah’s fatty tissue and could thereby reduce or eliminate her drug cravings,” the complaint says.

Claudia was convinced, and paid $34,000 for her daughter to start the program.

Hamilton makes the accusation that “Ryan” was using the Narconon scripts in order to convince Claudia that he was an independent referrer making an honest recommendation for Narconon, and not a shill for Scientology’s operation. In order to bolster that point, he submitted as evidence the notes that Claudia took during her phone call with Ryan, which mirror the leaked Narconon scripts to an amazing degree.

Once Sarah arrived at the facility, she then learned what all Narconon patients do — that it’s actually Scientology training, not drug counseling. She also went through Narconon’s sauna-and-vitamins regimen, which comes from Scientology. But Narconon’s own expert witness testified that the program doesn’t “detoxify” individuals, and it isn’t based on scientific principles.

Because of the strange “treatments” she was being subjected to at Fresh Start, Sarah became increasingly distressed and paranoid. She had great difficulty sleeping and eating and lost approximately thirty pounds. Sarah barely spoke.

Sarah was the valedictorian of her high school class. When she left for Narconon she was tremendously capable, albeit struggling with addiction. During her stay at Narconon, she had difficultly following through on simple tasks.

In February of 2013, Claudia came to see Sarah at Fresh Start. She barely recognized her daughter. Claudia removed Sarah from Fresh Start. On leaving Fresh Start, Sarah had to be hospitalized for psychiatric problems she incurred as a result of the bizarre “treatments” she was subjected to at Narconon.

Here’s the complaint…

 

Burchett v. Narconon: Complaint

 
By our count, that’s eighteen lawsuits Hamilton has filed against Narconon in California, Nevada, and Colorado.

Angelo Amato (San Diego)
Christy Estrada and Branden Chavez (San Diego)
Cathy and Michael Tarr (Nevada)
Harry and Lauren Geanacopulos (Nevada)
David, Stacy, and Jack Welch (Nevada)
Bryan and Nikki Mott (Colorado)
Charles and Tyler Matthys, and Linda Phillips (Colorado)
Kenneth and Jered Mowery (Watsonville, CA)
Robin Jones, James Ramirez Sr. and Jr. (Watsonville, CA)
Charis Yates, Beret and Dean Pugh (Nevada)
Lori, Ryan, and Jilliene Winchell (Nevada)
Ben Levy (Colorado)
Monica and Sean O’Connell (Watsonville, CA)
Ronald and Jason McClure (Nevada)
Michael and David Tino (Nevada)
Jerry and Christy Courson (Colorado)
Terney, Barbara, and Thomas Knoflick (Watsonville, CA)

 
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  • DodoTheLaser

    Where is 18, there is 20.

  • DodoTheLaser
    • NOLAGirl

      JJ is back with a vengeance.

  • Espiando

    When Hambo hits 25, we need to give him something silver. I’m thinking a Clear bracelet. Anyone got one to spare?

  • Elar Aitch

    and..happy again..woot woot! Go Hambo!

  • Chee Chalker

    Dont despair! Death by a thousand cuts for this evil beast!

  • NOLAGirl

    And Hamilton dunks the ball….

    Oh Hambo, you lift us up when we are down. Poor Little Dumber Boy, your celebration from yesterday was short-lived wasn’t it? Hehehehe choke on it!!

  • Observer

    He is a machine! *pic*

    • i-Betty

      Is that…could it be…Snortimer Pigglesworth Jr?

      Brilliant, Obs :)

      • Observer

        It’s Hambo’s trusty sidekick.

        http://www.hamlegal.com/about-us/whats-with-the-ham/

        • NOLAGirl

          Hahahaha!! “Swineburg”

          I see Hambo loves himself some shoops, he must crack up when he sees yours and our other shoopers stuff. :)

          • Observer

            You are free to use any of my shoops however you want. :-)

    • Davescomm

      How’d you get the shark to look so much like Miscavige?

      • Observer

        I can’t claim credit for anything but the Hambo elements, but whoever did the rest of it certainly nailed COB’s dead-eyed, predatory demeanor.

        • rom661

          But….the shark is large. Shouldn’t it be a sociopath minnow with asthma and a Scotch habit? Don’t meant to criticize.

          • Observer

            The shark isn’t Miscavige–it’s coming for Miscavige.

    • Zana

      Love this!! GREAT. Would love to see some wings on that little piggy… otherwise, I can just pretend that little guy can FLY. Miracles abound! Love your shoops!!

  • kemist

    Even if the lawsuits are similar, each one has some unique detail about the whole scam.

    In this one we learn that people are in a much better state addicted than going to NarCONon. It created a psychiatric illness that was not there before that poor girl was submitted to their “treatment”.

    Hear that, clueless celebrities ? It’s better to be addicted than to go to NarCONon. So please shut the f* up about scientology doing good through their goddamn anti-drug program.

  • stillgrace2

    If any of you bunker dwellers would like to warn people about the dangers of Narconon, print up this business card sized tidbit. I’ve been placing them strategically about the valley and it has led to some interesting (mostly positive) conversations. I know it’s a small thing, but what if a thousand of us did it? Five thousand? Maybe we could prevent some heartbreak and deprive DM of cash. (refresh)

    Hold down the fort for me. I’m off to visit family and commune with the redwoods and talk to the elk.
    I’ll be back before the live blog!

    Way to go, Hambo!

  • D.Y.G.

    Hambo is talking about Narconon internal documents in the lawsuit – the DRO Script. Mary McConnell was nice enough to post it online many months ago–

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/129925087/Narconon-Fresh-Start-DRO-Script-With-Explanations

    • Elar Aitch

      Yep – hats off to the Tipping Point crowd fr their patient pursuit of Narconon

    • Jgg2012

      Yes, he’s connecting the dots. And he knows that these local rehab centers are on Narconon’s website, and Narconon is listed in the 1993 IRS agreement as a part of Scientology.

    • Jgg2012

      What is so galling about the script is that there is no provision for saying “Narconon is not for you. I recommend something else.” They will take your money, period. That is how you know it is a business, not a religion.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Just went for a visit to Narconon Fresh Start’s webste… this is what I found on the front page … somehow I think Davey Makemerich should actually complete this program… because it’s abundantly evident he never has:

    “The program focuses on honesty, and accountability for one’s actions, which creates productive, responsible individuals who can make much better decisions in life.”

    • EnthralledObserver

      omg – another irony – they have a section called “Legal Liaison Services” which describes a staff member who helps the inmates with their pending legal issues – this member has ‘many years of experience’ (yeah, I have no doubt lol).
      Then below this is a section titled Medical Liaison Services” – which ironically describes the same Legal Liaison Services. Obviously a mistake, but… maybe it’s not – LOL!

    • Observer

      That statement is a lie itself. The program focuses on 1. squeezing as much money as it can out of its “students”, and 2. once that is accomplished tries to clammify them.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Oh, in that case Makemerich clearly HAS done it – my bad. Carry on…

  • Narapoid

    Hambo, you have private investigators watching your home and office, it is simply standard procedure. It would be cool if you caught them on video being creepy. An officer of the court placed under surveillance by a defendant.

    It could make for a bad ass case itself.

    • NOLAGirl

      I wonder, are “officers of the court” afforded any special protections, or is it just a bit worse in the courts eyes if someone pulls Co$-type dirty tricks on them?

  • BosonStark

    One problem with Narconon, besides it being a fraud and people not getting any counseling, but Hubbard’s techniques instead, is that some people respond differently to either the vitamins they give or the sauna. Yet Sciloontology dispenses this treatment as if it were some universal well-researched and safe cure-all. Ditto for the training routines and yelling at ashtrays, bull-baiting crap.

    Narconon is like putting people in a clinical study and then not monitoring them closely for what is happening to them. Some may even be left with damage from it, but Narconon can slip by because, well, the Narconon clients had/have drug problems.

    I hope this deluge of lawsuits will end this travesty and these people can recover their money and get enough for their pain and suffering to get legitimate help.

    • N. Graham

      “…some people respond differently to either the vitamins they give or the sauna.” Which is just another way of saying that no two cases are the same and therefore giving the same “treatment” over and over to everybody, regardless of addiction, is ludicrous. For one thing, the reasons people use drugs are different. For instance, some people are using heroin for kicks, some to escape their problems. Their treatment wouldn’t be the same since the underlying causes in each case is different. Yet NarCONon, using LRH’s phony science, insists on physically treating every case the same, as well as mentally–the “counseling” of yelling at ashtrays. In a real rehab, each case is treated separately according to its needs.
      What a sham! It’s about time the fraud cases against this travesty start piling up!

  • Truthiwant

    • Observer

      Nice!

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      Civil lawsuit number 100. That would be sweet. :)

  • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

    Now that I have pages for most of the California Narconons, time to go back and hook all the Bunker articles with the lawsuits to their proper places. And what hell, throw some more PDFs on the terabyte drive…

    Category:Sunshine Summit Lodge

    • i-Betty

      You’re doing the most incredible job. It must take you hours each week to keep on top of this.

      • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

        I mainly index other people’s awesome stuff.

        • Bavarian Rage

          When did you start this amazing index? Just spent the last half hour exploring. Valuable tool. User friendly.

          • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

            I started building the index in 2005, because it was hard to keep track of the good news articles for use in Wikipedia, and then I tagged the articles so that I could find ones on a particular topic…

            And now it lives on a Raspberry Pi with its own Wiki.

            • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

              And today… I’ll be buying another Raspberry Pi. Bwahahahaha!

            • aquaclara

              Thank you, RM. This is more than great stuff.

    • 1subgenius

      You, my friend, are a hero.
      Maybe someday the mainstream media, and the authorities, will learn how to internet.
      But until then they will continue to cover their asses the old-fashioned way: with paper.

      • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

        That’s okay. They’ll Google it. My biggest user is the Google search bot, I have the default noindex; nofollow switched off, and so every story I link to gets a little bump, plus a semantic multiplier even without adding the RDFa markup yet.

        tl;rd: my Raspberry Pi bends the Interwebs.

        • 1subgenius

          “They’ll Google it.”
          No, that’s the problem.
          They apparently have never heard of it.

          • philosofa

            They will do. Eventually even the slowest, stupidest and least informed of the MSM and the public authorities will come to appreciate the value of Google, or die out like the luddites that they are.

            All Hail to the Google Gods – even though some say it’s hearsay..

  • i-Betty

    Tony is number 1 for exposing Narconon/CoS abuses to the widest audience so I imagine Hambo drops by here from time to time. I hope so. He deserves to know how much we support him.

    FLASHBACK FRIDAY

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/07/scientology_pre.php

    July 5th 2012

    When Tony Ortega was at the Village Voice he covered the death of the President of Scientology’s son, Alexander Jentzsch. Alexander was the son of Heber Jentzsch and Karen de la Carriere (the force behind Surviving Scientology – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe-enk0KyKlf1A67RquYO3g ).

    The manner of Alexander’s death, and the awful way Scientology prevented Karen from saying goodbye to him, touched so many of us. The reason I’ve chosen this as my first Flashback Friday post is that it was this actual article which brought me in to the anti-CoS movement.

    Here is a link to the beautiful memorial service Karen arranged for Alexander at sea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ88Jd1wb_E

    Here is a link to an interview Karen did with KFI AM 640 radio (forward to 18:30 for Karen’s interview)- http://www.kfiam640.com/media/play/22260590/

    Karen has two very active threads at OCMB where she has long exposed the abuses and financial malpractice of CoS. The first is called ‘Discussion of Abuses and Punishments in Radical Scientology’ – http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41348

    The second OCMB thread is called ‘Scientology SCAM “IAS” FRAUD stockpiling $$$ & MONEY issues’ – http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=215741

    • Baby

      My heart breaks for Karen.. beautiful son.. I have watched this often and it always brings me to tears..

      J..thank you for giving Karen the loving support she needs to get through this travesty. I HATE THIS CULT.

  • valshifter

    how come scientology is not reacting to all this law suits?

    • NOLAGirl

      They’ve filed a few motions, but they’ve been pretty quiet otherwise. They’ll have to speak up sooner or later.

      http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/10/scientology-begins-hitting-back-at-ryan-hamilton-and-his-lawsuits/

    • Davescomm

      New name for Miscavige – TP – the Teflon Pope.

      • Panopea Abrupta

        or The Teflon Con

        • Observer

          He’s currently operating at TEFCON 1.

        • Missionary Kid

          That, too will go on the list when I get to my computer.

      • Missionary Kid

        I’ll put it on the list. I’m away from my c0mputer

      • Missionary Kid

        Oops. I already had it.

    • Sanddancer

      It’s part of Scientology’s long standing practice of declaring any criminal activities done by a member/subsidiary to be those of a rogue actor, and that the “real” church is above reproach. By letting narconon loose now, the cult can focus on setting up a new con for both the whales still in, and those that don’t know the many sleezy tricks the cult does.

    • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

      They’ve never heard of Narconon or Texas!

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Where is the Federal Trade Commission? Why is this agency ignoring this massive scam that is harming, and in some cases, killing, people?

    • NOLAGirl

      Thanks for the tip. Giving them a poke right now.

    • http://www.misstia.com/ Miss Tia

      what gets me, there was that investigation and closure of the GA one, so uh, hello??? y’all need to investigat the rest of them around the country since they’re all connected!!!

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      Poor peasants are being swindled. Only when some rich man’s daughter gets swindled will any law enforcement or oversight agency give a damn when the rich person files a complaint.

      Us, we’re nothing, law enforcement doesn’t work for us, they work for the 1%.

  • Mark

    GOOD MORNING BUNKERITES – READY TO RED-X? That despicable tick ‘JJ’ is spamming the poor burghers of Boston unmercifully again! Please, if you have a few spare moments, help to give him a bloody nose…

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-103#post-2472625

    Here’s a picture of a Miscavicamel to inspire you:

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Narconon’s “treatment” of vulnerable people is a kind of soul-rape.

    $cientology: putting the rapist in therapist for over 50 years.

    “individualized cognitive therapy” ?
    Really? What training do the therapists have?

    Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) was created by Aaron Beck.
    His daughter, Judith Beck, continues that work here:
    http://www.beckinstitute.org/
    Real scientific studies, lots of them, peer-reviewed, have been done and continue to be done on C.B.T.
    C.B.T. is taught in psychology departments in universities such as Harvard and McGill.
    Insurance companies love C.B.T. as it is scripted, relatively easy to reproduce close-to-identical
    conditions and with fairly predictable results.
    It is no panacea but ironically quite successful for O.C.D.
    Hubbard almost certainly, in the smorgasbord of madnesses that he hosted, was very much obsessive compulsive – having one’s clothes washed 13 times suggests it.
    They offer a sham version of a therapy that could have helped the conman.

  • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

    Gary Richardson in Oklahoma is doing pretty good too: Over 10 Narconon lawsuits and the mega-suit by NAFC.

    • TonyOrtega

      David Keesling is handling the NAFC lawsuit, and he is no longer working out of Gary’s firm. I don’t know much about him, but so far we’ve seen that David is very aggressive.

      • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

        Oh yeah. See, I can’t really remember something until I index it. :)

  • Gerard Plourde

    In the long run these suits may have more of effect than Mosey’s. While the image of DM having to go through a trial is something we all long to see, the potential economic damage these suits represent to the cult’s ability to operate and to DM’s potentate-like lifestyle is devastating.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Except for one minor problem: Miscavige has put it on court record that it it his Right to harass and stalk (that includes women when they are alone with their children, or at a woman’s job). If that is left to stand ….

    • rom661

      I always seem to play the role of the pessimist around here, but all of these suits could be settled tomorrow with no material effect on Scientology’s worth. The latest development in Texas seriously dings what could have been a great opportunity to strike a direct blow at the leadership. I still have hopes for the suit involving the fraudulent Narconon certifications. Ultimately I think it will take the IRS to actually take them down. No idea if that will ever happen. I’m 60. I would love to see their demise but I’m afraid I will have to settle for watching their decline. Others, including Tony, disagree, and I hope they’re right.

      • flyonthewall

        Don’t give the clams the pleasure of seeing you disheartened

      • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

        Ultimately I think you are correct, all David has to do is write some checks — or actually funnel money through secret channels to pay off all the lawsuits. End of problem.

      • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

        Oh: The Grand Jury indictments shortly to be handed down against David in Oklahoma are indictments the dwarf can’t pay to make go away.

      • Silence of the Clams

        I get the frustration. Totally. But I try to remember it took the cult a long time to get to a point of thriving before the decline began (which is resoundingly accredited to Captain Mismanage). We all want the “smoking gun” and we all want to see justice served on this insignificant idiot but I don’t think that will happen. It will be the lawyers figuring out the world of scientology and milking it dry of funds until the buildings begin selling off and Daev escapes to a watery grave on the Freewinds…like the true semen he is.

        This little twit Miscavige is already losing. He is already suffering. He’s not delusional, not at all. He is very aware. And in being that type of person, he is seeing the fissures all over his ship. He’s pounding his chest I’m sure, but it’s really just being done to keep his tiny grinch heart beating. He hates life right now. He is being beaten. He knows it.

        I’d like the courts to give us a quick, public inihilation but I’ll settle for a slow, painful one for grinch boy. Either way, it’s on its way out. There will be no revival.

  • valshifter

    scientology is the science of con-ology; SCIENCONLOGY

    • MaxSpaceman

      as is narCONon

  • aquaclara

    For Sarah and her mom, this is utterly heartbreaking. I wish them much luck and success in her recovery.
    I want to see Scientology in court every day defending non-defenseless actions until Davey is crying in his cheap scotch that he has no friends left in the world. He’s pretty much there now.

    • NOLAGirl

      Just finished reading this one. I would love to see “Exhibit E” the email from the lawyer telling Narconon to not use the “70+% success rate” story. What kind of moron do you have to be to keep doing something your lawyer has told you to stop doing. They’ve been begging to get sued.

      Sorry NN, ABLE & Co$, this time you really did pull it in.

      • flyonthewall

        that email is posted somewhere here in the bunker, I remember seeing it. Or maybe I’m thinking of the email that admits the 70% is not based on anything, that’s prob it

        • NOLAGirl

          Thanks for the link fly.
          A lawyer telling a client to use “more ARC”? *facepalm*

          Dave, even the people you hire to be smart are stupid asses.

          • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

            Not a lawyer, the “Legal Affairs Director”–Just like how their Medical Directors aren’t doctors.

            • NOLAGirl

              Figures. All of them playing a role. I’m looking forward to the curtain dropping on their performances.

  • Science Doc

    I’m spending a lot of time helping out a friend in rural San Diego County and this means that I drive past Narconon Warner Springs rather frequently. Sometimes twice a day. Yesterday they had several people walking a path in a back yard. The day before a line of people heading off on a long hike. Have any of the suits talked about walking around as part of what they do?

    • NOLAGirl

      Probably making them do the lawn care. You know how Co$ likes their cheap labor.

  • Silence of the Clams

    Simply amazing…18 lawsuits with almost identical details. A sane person would think, “hmmm you know, I think they’re on to our scam. Tell the minions not to claim 76% anymore. Hire a doctor so there is at least one on staff, just in case. Quit saying we have licensed professionals”. But the Chairmen of the Whores keeps on keepin on.

    Sure says something about how Daev views the legal system in our country. And given the history of the cherch and the courts, I don’t really blame him.

    Fuck you Daev.

  • aquaclara

    Hey, Davey,
    People are watching you….

    Eric and Hambo, truly nice work. The scripting and NI control over every facet of Narconon – well, this will go a long way toward taking Davey down. For everyone who has been contributing to the taking down of Narconon, sending you huge thanks. Have a cookie!

    And for everyone still in Scientology, now is a very good time to take a walk out the door to the right side of the street. Scientology is a deadly business, and you still have time to get out before it is really too late.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology: enabling the disablers since 1952

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology: what doesn’t kill you will make you wronger.

  • N. Graham
  • Mark

    (refresh)…

    • Ardent

      I’d like to truss him (Davey-me-lad) like a turkey and poke the bastard with sticks until he weeps. (sorry for the violent image, but I’m just furious).

    • i-Betty

      That mouth is hilarious :P

      • Mark

        You can see his eyes never really smile.

        • Barbara Angel

          Truly, the dead eyes of a shark. Some pictures of him make me shudder, he scares me. Disclaimer: this is not meant in sarcasm, his cold dead eyes really do spook me big time.

          He is an evil little criminal. One day in the not too distant future, his trial jury are going to see and feel the same. Bubba will be so pleased.

  • Frank Lee

    With judges like this on the Texas Appeals Court, is anyone surprised by this Scientology victory?
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/police-appeals-court-judge-arrested-on-dwi-charge/

    I was taken to court every single year for over 13 years with made up garbage by someone raised in Scientology, another family member had been involved in over 60 lawsuits. Even when they admitted to making false police reports, nothing was done. The intent was to disrupt my life, decimate my finances, and humiliate and belittle me to my own children. Repeatedly I brought up Scientology Fair Game, and was ignored. Texas judges simply do not get it!

    • rom661

      They get it. Money talks. In this case, the money is going to their retired ex-colleague. I suspect that influenced the decision.

      • Frank Lee

        Many people believe Texas judges are elected. The fact is that most are initially political appointments, then they run unopposed because no one dares challenge such an appointment. Even when there is no campaign, contributions are still accepted and more often than not, the law firms making the largest contributions to a judge are more likely to win in that court. It is legal bribery at it’s very best! In Texas justice is two words “Just Us”.

        • rom661

          What a country! The ultimate insult is that it’s like something Hubbard would devise.

          • Frank Lee

            And the sheeple rarely notice that judges are not appearing on their ballots with anyone against them, and still believe if a judge is horrible, the people can remove them at election time!

            • rom661

              I believe this is correct: In Missouri you get a choice of voting for them staying or being removed. Not like you’re voting for someone else but better than nothing.

    • flyonthewall
    • Sunny Sands

      When this case first started, Judge Waldrip had never heard of David Miscavige.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Reuters Breaking News
    Buenos Aires

    our sports correspondent, Mellow Johnny

    In one of the decisive moments of the recent World Cup semi-final
    between Argentina and the Nederlands, Arjen Robben bore down
    like a rapier on the Argentina goal. If Robben scored, passage to
    the Final and the right to play Germany for the Jules Rimet trophy
    in the Maracana Stadium was virtually assured.
    A billion spectators held their breaths.
    It was the 117th minute of an engrossing strategic and tactical battle
    that had somehow remained scoreless despite the collective firepower of Messi,
    Higuain, Robben and Van Persie on the pitch.
    Robben lifted his unerring left boot to shoot.
    From nowhere, in a tackle of such elegance, timing and precision that
    it will be shown again and again for years, Javier Mascherano stretched
    impossibly and stole the certain goal from Robben’s toe.
    It was a textbook tackle, one of supreme self-sacrificing athleticism
    from the real leader of the Albiceleste.
    In fact, it was so extreme that Mascherano tore his anus in the effort.

    Now, an unnamed source, close to Mascherano, has disclosed that
    he has been retained as consultant for a considerable sum by Las Vegas
    attorney Ryan “Hambo” Hamilton. It is presumed that Mascherano’s
    services are required to tear someone a new asshole.
    Ryan Hamilton’s office would neither confirm or deny that this was so.

    Lance Armstrong said he was sorry he hadn’t jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch.
    Sarah Palin said she didn’t need a new asshole, she was all the asshole she needed.

    • VickiStubing

      Ah, I loves me some Mascherano. TY Pan. :D

  • P P

    Some of you folks may already be aware but here are a few links about connections between Scientology and the recent European Court of Justice ruling on data protection, known as the “right to be forgotten “ and Google links.

    Firstly the background:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27631001

    A website has
    been set up to list items Google has removed after the European Court of Justice
    ruled people could have articles about them deleted from the results of specific
    search terms.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28311217

    If we go to that website:
    http://hiddenfromgoogle.com/
    one of the current links is to a German website article critical of
    Scientology or individual scientologists:
    (use Google translate to get the gist of the article)

    http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-9183695.html

    Currently Google.com searches within Europe are not affected, only if you use Google.co.uk or google.de for example but but it’s reported (I can’t find the link at the moment) the EU are not happy with this aspect of Google’s implementation of the ruling.

    Will the CoS continue to try to use the EU data protection ruling to suppress more
    Google links to critics of Scientology and Scientologists?

    • Observer

      Of course they will. That’s how they roll: nobody has a right to free speech except them–especially when the free speech in question is the truth about their appalling practices.

      • flyonthewall

        they don’t even allow their own members free speech, unless it is to snitch on each other

  • Ardent

    I’m still seriously cheesed off about Miscavige not being forced to testify…Really, really absurd ruling in my view.

    • http://scientoonery.tumblr.com/ Nat-lificent

      Don’t fret — give lil Dave these rare moments of respite. His bluebirds of happiness can’t last for long
      (refresh for caption contest)

      • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard
        • ze moo

          You only get bee stings when you’re thrown under that bus.

          • Espiando

            Then let’s hope Linda “Zombie Pussy” Hamel is allergic to bees.

        • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

          Ah, what a wonderful bus! I would love to have that.

          • N. Graham

            Before Ron took it over it was used by the Merry Pranksters.

      • Mark

        Both bluebirds: “Guess which one of us takes a dump on him first, kiddies!”

      • Sarah James

        I would like to see bird poop on his 5k suit!

      • Truthiwant

    • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

      He is following me in my footsteps it seems.

      -Ron

    • ze moo

      The game is not over yet Ardent, the littlest führer may have to testify yet. With the NarCONon brand name is now lower than dirt, one part of the Cerberus head is falling to the floor.

      I won’t speculate about the Rathbun trial, as Txlawyer said, it is going to take years to bring this to trial. While the Rathbun suit is a very public example of the clampires dirty tricks, the Woodward and Garcia suits about fraud and unconscionable refunds procedures have much more ability to shuck the clams. I fear that clambake won’t happen this summer, but I am keeping butter and hot sauce ready. And beer, good beer for that party.

      • aquaclara

        It is going to take years for this trial, sadly. The Rathbun suit is supposed to be about a woman being harassed, and having the rights as a citizen of the United States, to seek an end to this.
        That was just one move yesterday. I took heart from all the good commenter’s thoughts posted yesterday, including yours. There is more to this fight, and so far, The Honorable Dip Waldrip is doing an excellent job on all fronts. But at the appeal level, if there is another move to block her ability to a fair trial in the courts, it will start to look obvious and imminently more appealable to a higher authority.
        No one has the right to harass someone endlessly. No one. Davey’s time is up now, anyway – he has all these lawyers to meet with every day. And that spells a huge outlay of cash from the coffers.
        Oh, and I have the crabs and the wine. This will be some party.

        • ze moo

          While the procedings are underway Monique has an order ‘restraining’ the clampire from any harassment and I think, surveillance. I hope they enjoy the peace and quiet for as long as possible.

        • flyonthewall

          “Oh, and I have the crabs and the wine. This will be some party.” – in France they call “the crabs” lovebugs

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      Yet. The head ringleader is not being forced to explain his behavior yet. He will eventually. It’s inevitable.

  • http://scientoonery.tumblr.com/ Nat-lificent

    Wow. Does Hambo have enough staff to handle all these suits? Has he hired new paralegals? Is he a job creator as well? ;)

  • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

    Little Dave should recruit this Ryan type person for our organization, he seems to have celebrity status as some sort of opinion leader and so on:

    -Ron

  • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

    “Austin appellate Justice Scott Field seemed a lot more interested in protecting corporate CEOs from having to answer questions in court..”

    He’s a Republican fuckhole. You can’t expect Republicans to give a shit about the rights of citizens, they work for the 1%ers, not for us.

    • 1subgenius

      Anyone who is one is either rich or stupid, or I guess, both.
      What’s the matter with people?.

      • Jimmy3

        The ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ mentality is what is wrong with people.

        • 1subgenius

          No its not. Its people who are stupid enough to vote against their own interests.

          • Jimmy3

            You sound like one of them.

            • 1subgenius

              Ah, the deadly pronoun.
              What information lurks behind your code?

            • Jimmy3

              There is no code. I talked it over with us, and we decided that you may be one of them.

            • 1subgenius

              But is that it?

            • Jimmy3

              Is that what?

            • 1subgenius

              I guess that’s that.
              It is what it is.

            • Jimmy3

              That’s what them say.

            • 1subgenius

              Glad that’s clear now.

  • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

    I was looking at the California Department of Health Care Services license/certification list. Gah!
    http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/provgovpart/Documents/Status_Report-March_2014.pdf

    Warner Springs aka Sunshine Summit Lodge aka Narconon San Diego, as well as their little JBL Ranch outpost over the county line in Riverside, are RES-DETOX:

    RES-DETOX -Indicates a facility licensed by DHCS to provide 24-hour residential nonmedical alcohol and/or drug recovery, treatment, and detoxification services for adults.

    Usually they’re just RES:

    RES -Indicates facility licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), the licensing authority for 24-hour residential nonmedical alcoholism or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities serving adults.

    I wouldn’t license them to to pour piss out of a boot, much less their “detox” which involves doing absolutely nothing. I also got a good laugh from their classification as a non-profit. Sure, all the profit is sent up the Bridge.

  • Mark

    Anybody else having trouble accessing WWP (https://whyweprotest.net/community/) at the moment? I think their server is down :(

    • NOLAGirl

      I can’t get there either. Just says the webpage is down.

    • Sidney18511

      I can’t get in either. Server is down.

    • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard
      • Mark

        Schwandt is a schmuck, a schmerel and a schwantz spouting schmegegges!

        • 1subgenius

          That shmendrik is a shmo what gives me der shpilkes.

          • Mark

            And a shnorrer too (I see you use the YIVO spelling).

            • 1subgenius

              With Yiddish I am a nebish.

          • NOLAGirl

            Hey hon, Tony is looking for you. Check the more recent comments.

            • 1subgenius

              Thanks.

            • 1subgenius

              I owe you one for that.
              I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers.
              Everything fell magically into place (starting with your heads-up) and went smoothly, despite there being a double-header, and other events downtown. Worries about even getting there with traffic, and getting into the place on a Sat. night with no reservations.
              And to top it all off, I gets me a parking spot for my scooter, on the street, right outside the door. I couldn’t believe it. Only other parking was $20 baseball parking.
              (psst, no one’s looking except for the osa’s that are following me, so here, Tony took this one)

            • NOLAGirl

              Awww!!! I love it!! I’m so glad you were able to hook up with Tony and with that double-header (which I watched btw) I’m surprised you found ANY parking at all. The Tigers need to get their shit together. They have a great team this year, but sometimes it seems like they leave their effort in the clubhouse. :D I can’t see the decal, what is it?

              Anyway, I’m glad I could help. I sometimes don’t see my notifications if I don’t refresh the page and I worried Tony’s comment would get buried before you saw it. Always happy to help. XOXOX :)

            • 1subgenius

              (Oh, I definitely wouldn’t have seen Tony’s post if it hadn’t been for you knowing what to do.)

              There’s a story behind it. It is actually a green anonymous flag temporary tattoo that I re-purposed as a decal.
              The story behind it is that most, if not all, of the green anonymous flags you see anywhere in the world, were produced and distributed by a guy, who it turns out is from my area, but has been living on boats in paradise doing scuba things in the Caribbean. (Ain’t the intertube amazing?)
              I have a vid on my channel (michigananon) where he came back for a visit home, and we did a raid together. Great guy.
              Anyway, he also did some anon flag temp tattoos and had them available for a while, and sent me some.
              Just one of the wonderful people and things along the way on this journey and struggle for great justice.
              When its over, and it will be, soon, there will be no book big enough to contain it all.
              But, I want to be there in that number, when the saints go marching in.
              I know I’ll see you.

            • NOLAGirl

              Hail Anonymous!! :)

              And you’re right, I’ll be marching right next to you. I’ll even bring some good New Orleans food and booze. :D

            • 1subgenius

              Why the hell were you watching that game?
              (we were too)

            • NOLAGirl

              I’ve been a Tigers fan for years. :) We watch every game that we can catch down here and usually keep track of the other games on ESPN online.

            • 1subgenius

              Did you think I would not notice that you didn’t answer the question?
              Which was “why?”

            • NOLAGirl

              LOL That’s why I was watching the game. I watch every game that gets broadcasted down here.

            • 1subgenius

              OK, let me re-phrase that.
              Why does a NOLA girl care about Detroit baseball?

            • NOLAGirl

              Ahhh ok, that makes more sense. :D My parents divorced when I was very young, my Dad lived up there and I got hooked on Tigers baseball when I was visiting him. He passed his baseball fandom on to me. Unfortunately for him, the Lions love didn’t stick. LOL

            • 1subgenius

              Alrighty then.

      • Dancing Cranberry

        The MEST universe thinks?

    • Pierrot

      Maybe it is a good time to try using the *public* master list:

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

      • Mark

        Excellent! (And yah sucks boo to Tony Chen & ‘JJ’!)

  • richelieu jr

    I hate to say that I alwys felt (and commented about it) that thismight happen a

    • pronoia

      I had the same feeling. I mean this is Texas after all. Home of a LOT of corporate and religious scams. And Ted Cruz AND Rick Perry.

  • philosofa

    The news about Monique Rathburns case is disappointing but, as my old granny used to say, “there is many a slip ‘tween cup and lip”. I am sure Mosey and her team will do whatever is required by the court, regardless of whether the Punching Pontiff is made to appear in person or not this time around.

    I, like many, would like to see Slappy Mi$cavidge in court to get his just deserts and be dragged off in chains to spend the rest of his life in jail, but the main thing is that Mosey receives full recompense for her suffering at the dirty hands of the cult. There’s a whole heap of opportunities yet for COB to get his comeuppance, if not in this case. Hambo is turning out to be a machine and with all the court cases stacking up against the cult in it’s Narconon guise the chickens are starting to come home to roost. The cof$ cannot hope to prevail in them all, if any. Time is on our side.

    Moniques case is not over by a VERY long way and even if Morge$cavidge hides from the court, obfuscates his way out of this on a personal level (which is, after all, all that really matters to him) and throws various cult members under the bus to protect himself, the world can see what he and the cult are really about. The genie can never now be forced back into the bottle. The PR and legal flaps will keep on mounting up because there is no alternative. The cult cannot and will not cease its unacceptable ways and the rest of the world cannot continue turning a blind eye. So unless the whole world suddenly decides that crime and deceit is okay, which seems unlikely, the cult is on an inevitable collision course that can only end with its own ultimate destruction.

    COB’s unwillingness to publicly defend his cult’s right to harass a non-member for years, or on the other hand to outright condemn it, simply shows David Morge$cavenger up for what he is – cowardly, weak and merely a opportunistic parasite.

    The cof$ position has always been to protect firstly the madman and inventor of the “tech” L Ron Hubbard when he was alive and now COB, the power hungry little man who grabbed the top spot in this MLM cult with his “power is assumed” ploy so as to get all the goodies and power for himself. The reality is that NO-ONE in the cult matters or has power to make decisions worth a damn – they are merely drones who have to pay on demand and provide a living shield when they get thrown under the bus in order to protect the man at the top and his money-hungry MLM organisation.

    I also never forget who is paying for and most invested in the continued mockery the cult is making of the american court system. The hard cash paid by a few delusional, ego-maniacal whales – yes, I mean you Tom Ruse, Nancy (Bart $imp$on) Cartwright, John Travolta, Jenna “baby-rape” whateverhernameis, Krusty the Klown and a few less famous but equally culpable big money payers – are funding the ability of COB to keep a team of expensive lawyers leashed and ready at his command to defend the indefensible, like Mosey’s case. The wealthy whales collude, wittingly or unwittingly, in defrauding the tax authorities, in controlling the lives of the lesser “public” members and staff and the continuation hellish lives of those imprisioned in the RPF and that of the sea ogres, trapped in billion year contracts. The slave labor and absolute control ethos of the cult is at the very heart of it. Some ethics you have there, Tom Snooze and cohorts.

    If a third rate philosophy and amateurish sci-fi fantasy is what it takes to get you through your day then the rest of the world can rightfully pity you and shake their heads at your gullibility. But all the deaths that can be laid at the door of your cult, the lies, deceit, bankruptcies, destruction of families, forced abortions and the criminal activities from the cult you support and promote means you don’t get to escape the censure and contempt. Wake up, get out, come clean and get on with your lives in a less destructive manner – otherwise your reputation is shot and you are on record for ever as colluding with and promoting a criminal cult that does irreparable harm.

    TICK TOCK, as Tori says…

  • Sidney18511

    I am still so depressed about DMs win regarding his depo! They get away with so much shit it seems sometimes their bulletproof. I can’t handle this bad news and I can’t find a way to look at this in any kind of positive light.

    • Sunny Sands

      I look at it as it doesn’t matter who gives the depositions, as long as Scientology, Inc. cuts Monique a big check in the end, hopefully after a judgment rather than a settlement.

    • Sarah James

      I hope david miscavige will thoughtfully remember to thank Justice Scott Field by sending him a scientology cult approved dildo.
      I hate the bad news too, but his day is coming.

  • Panopea Abrupta
    • i-Betty

      Cheers, Pan :)

    • Pierrot

      I have had internet connection problems all day, we are having a bit of a weather upset here.
      Are you experiencing problems with the wwp site, I can’t connect to it?

    • Pierrot

      Should you not be able to connect to wwp you can do you own trawling and flagging by using our *public* master list here:

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    • Dancing Cranberry

      Sorry, the Canadian links I posted don’t work. Will try again. Better, go to Pierrot’s master list.

    • Dancing Cranberry

      The first ad has been flagged for removal! Woo hop! Let’s dump the others.

  • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

    By the way, a.r.s people may remember that when Scientology sought to get zoning to operate their fraud at Warner Springs, a.r.s got busy to inform the city and county officials in the impacted areas where Scientology was plotting to start this fraud about what it was they were being asked to consider.

    Endless emails, paper mails, and visits to the area by activists which described what NarCONon was, what Scientology’s history was, what the adverse impact among other cities and town where Scientology set up shop was, everything we covered was utterly ignored by the officials responsible for granting Scientology the licenses and zoning waivers that permitted them to open.

    Warner Springs and the emergency medical facilities and local law enforcement, city planners and commissions and everyone else involved in ignoring our warnings has since found out that everything they were told was true.

    The cost of public services that each Scientology NarCONon facility exacts upon local citizens far exceeds any taxes that NarCONon is forced to pay locally. The call-outs for medical, fire, and law enforcement for Warner Springs’ NarCONon alone is enough to show the officials which ignored all the information provided to them that they were fools to let these crooks set up shop in their town.

    • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

      Is there a way to request the 911 logs for their San Diego and Riverside County locations (or has someone)?

      • chukicita

        I recall some years back seeing police logs for the Ft Harrison. Certainly a disproportionately high number of calls compared to other churches in the area.

      • Jimmy3

        I’ll call em up and check

      • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

        Jimmy noted that yes, these records are public records. In a.r.s we used to obtain such records for NarCONon offices from time to time, there would be victims of NarCONon caught by police walking the streets at night wearing either nothing or PJs and the cops would take the people to local hospitals, only to have Scientology come retrieve them in the morning, if possible.

        It’s not always just 911 records, though. The police blotter records is what’s the most interesting since it shows neighbors calling cops to report all kinds of things which aren’t emergencies.

        • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

          Yeah, that too. Weekly papers sometimes used to print a selection of their local blotters, so hopefully it wouldn’t take a FOIA request to knock it loose.

          The info for Narconon Warburton‎ in Australia had some eyebrow-raising stuff, including Axe Guy:
          http://www.saynonarcononwarburton.org/uploads/104385/files/FOI_PDF_-_Narconon_Police_Events_-_Precis.pdf

          • Espiando

            A short list of dangerous things in Australia:

            Funnel-web spiders
            Wild dingoes
            Sharks
            Rays
            Narconon patients

            • Missionary Kid

              I wouldn’t say that the NarCONon patients are dangerous, I’d say NarCONon is dangerous.

            • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

              You want to watch out for drop bears too.

          • kemist

            Someone sure did not enjoy shouting at ashtrays on 30th August 2013.

  • ShoopZ

    I posted this about the Warner Springs facility the other night but I don’t think many saw it.

    http://www.sunshinesummitlodge

    http://www.bbb.org/san-diego/b

    (refresh for image)

    • Todd Tomorrow

      The BBB is a scam. Worgang Puch wouldn’t pay them their fee so they gave his numerous eating establishments an 5. Some cheeky bastard got the terrorist group an A- by paying the fee. I’ll try to fine the article.

      • Todd Tomorrow
      • Jimmy3

        I heard the BBB gave Worgang Puch an F grade because he was a shitty Wolfgang Puck impostor. The only dish Worgang served was ‘Hot Pocket’. I ate there all the time, bro.

        • ShoopZ

          I read somewhere that they gave Mr Puch a 5, but later changed it to an F.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            What’s is funny is they gave the terrorist group Hamass an A-.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd
          • Jimmy3

            Jim Gaffigan is win

      • ShoopZ

        Still, it’s funny that the Narconon Warner Springs website has a link on their site and they instruct readers to click on the link to “see our A+ BBB rating.” Upon clicking the link, potential scam victims find an F rating.

      • Mooser

        Hamas is a “terrorist group”? And what exactly would you call the IDF? I’m a Jew, and I see an awful lot of very disturbing parallels between Zionism and Scientology. Of course, Zionism did a lot better, managing to steal an entire (if small) country, and a nuclear arsenal for themselves. Match that, Dave!

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      All that means is that this Scientology fraud did not pay BBB a fee to be listed.

      • ShoopZ

        Maybe so, but I think you’re missing the point. The Narconon website has a link on their site and they instruct readers to click on the link to “see our A+ BBB rating.” Upon clicking the link, potential scam victims find an F rating.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Thanks for the link. There were two complaints – one was not resolved, and Narconon did not respond to the other. Here is a link to the complaint that was not resolved. I feel so badly for the mom and daughter. She post dated checks and took $31,500 out of retirement, they didn’t give the daughter her blood pressure meds, and they won’t give a refund. http://www.bbb.org/san-diego/Business-Reviews/alcoholism-info-and-treatment-centers/narconon-fresh-start-in-warner-springs-ca-171999746/complaints#breakdown

  • 0tessa

    Sorry guys, I cannot be of the party today. In my country there is only one news item, the plane crash.

    • KNMF

      Good luck over there. Thoughts and prayers for peace.

    • Dancing Cranberry

      sending all good wishes.

    • FromPolandWithLove

      Same here in Poland…

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I am sorry Otessa, blessings to you and all the families that have been affected.

    • i-Betty

      Love and solidarity with all those in Eastern Europe who are living through such troubled times.

  • KNMF

    Scientology-Narconon takes the addicts and makes them addled. That’s a hell of a “fresh start.”

    • Mooser

      First of all, we have no idea if any of these people are “addicts” they were never assessed properly. For all we know, their parents or relatives didn’t want them around, and it was worth 30K to get them out of the house.

      It’s a fraud, remember? A real drug addict, or God forbid, a real drug addict who wants to quit, is the last thing Narconon want to see. Please don’t forget, these are people who are being labeled “addicts” by people stupid enough to get caught up in Narconon. How the hell would they know?

      • KNMF

        Maybe they haven’t been diagnosed by a doctor, and maybe they’re not, clinically speaking, addicts. But you’re pretty free and easy with the “stupid” label. You were probably valedictorian of your school. Take it easy on the rest of us idiots.

  • nosce

    Just so we are clear: The court feels that Diminutive Leader is the head of a money making venture?
    And I was sure it was a religion! {Sarcasm}

  • Sunny Sands

    There is going to be courthouse chatter by court employees and attorneys at the Federal Buildings involved in these suits. It will not go unnoticed that there are 17 of these federal lawsuits by one attorney, and 1 state. It won’t be public knowledge or on the news, but there will be talk behind the scenes.

  • Sir_Real

    Congratulations to, and many thanks to Ryan Hamilton, Esq. for shoving the eighteenth burr under the saddle on Lil’ Davey’s toy riding horsey! And to those who are truly depressed about yesterday’s ruling in Texas (yes we’re all bummed out about that) keep your long term outlook optimistic as has been pointed out already this is not a defeat just a setback. And watching this off-topic video I unearthed in my archives this morning may help cheer up your day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z5DI0ZQuNg

    • Frodis73

      Never saw that one, love it. Thx for posting.

    • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

      The Way to Happiness

    • Unex Skcus

      A Golden Oldie! Puts a smile on my dial every time :)

      • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

        This diddy came to my attention on the Theta Waves when I was still doing research back on target 2. It must be a restimulation of and dramatization some sort of Incident on the Whole-Track

        -Ron

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUADEW56Bjg

  • Brainslugged

    I just hope that $cientology/Narconon don’t find some chink in the armor and end up wriggling out of all 18. I don’t know much about this stuff, but part of me feels like Hamilton should win one, then follow that template – or keep improving on it. Although realistically I guess they’ll all just get settled anyway as it all seems pretty cut and dried.

    The try, fail and try again strategy would ironically be similar to Tom Cruise’s Edge Of Tomorrow movie. I haven’t seen a TC movie in a long time, but my gf expressed an interest in seeing it a couple of weeks ago on a rare night out from being a mum. The last thing I ever want to do is help TC funnel more money to the cult, so I ended up paying for tickets to see Transformers and just going into Edge Of Tomorrow instead. I actually also paid more than I needed to as Transformers was 3D. Even then I felt odd watching the movie as I just can’t look at TC without picturing him in that “Freedom Medal Of Valor” video or ranting about antidepressants.

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      :) I can’t imagine sitting down and looking at Tom Cruise and having to pay money for the dubious privilege. If anything, Cruise should be paying us to have to look at him.

      • KNMF

        Yep. IMO he’s part of the planet’s pollution. Like a plastic bag stuck in the branches of a nice tree, messing up the view.

    • flyonthewall

      I’d like a glass of all your water please

  • Cheryl

    Unrelated but I saw that the BBCs Panorama have been downsizing and have let John Sweeney go. It’s a shame but Panorama is not what used to be. Good luck to John in whatever he does now.

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      There was a storm of Tweets from hundreds of people lamenting the fact, yeah.

    • And I don’t rent cars!

      I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of him. I hope some big name US news organization snatches him up.

      This is a snippet from http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/john-sweeney-loses-job-cull-all-panoramas-staff-reporters-management-will-gain-more-control. John Sweeney is quoted as saying:

      “So sometimes I look at some of the stuff, the Church of Scientology and North Korea stories, where I think had management been able to fire me they would have done so happily. But in a funny way, once you looked at the whole thing, people watched the programme in their millions and said this is worth watching, this is good.”

      On news of his redundancy today, he said: “The nickname for me in the office for the last couple of months has been ‘dead man walking’. So I’m not massively surprised. And I wish Panorama well, I wish the BBC well…

      “They’ve said there may be some other jobs – botany correspondent, South Pole editor – we’ll see, but it feels like it’s the end for me.”

      Asked what he might do next, Sweeney said: “I’m in talks with the Church of Scientology to become their new PR man.”

    • aquaclara

      Tony covered it yesterday morning, too.

      There are some deliciously funny tweets as DamOTclese2 says. Here are a few:

      Jonathan Davis @J0nathanDavis
      @johnsweeneyroar Good luck
      J. I’m sure Cruise/Teavoltas cult will have a space for you. You’re the best. @PaulRyanFX @Telegraph

      BanTheBBC @BanTheBBC
      @Misa_nthrope Nobody does
      an impression of an exploding tomato better. @johnsweeneyroar

      Simon‏@Treetonian Jul 17
      @johnsweeneyroar Sacked by
      the BBC. Have the Scientologists taken over the BBC asylum? #BBCScientologyConspiracyAGoGo

      • aquaclara

        And this fun exchange:

        john sweeney ‏@johnsweeneyroar Jul 17
        Today is a great day for Church of Scientology, North Korea, Barclay Twins, Glencore etc. I’ve been made redundant from #BBCPanorama. Byeee

        Marc Headley ‏@blownforgood Jul 17
        @johnsweeneyroar Well that’s silly! Praise Xenu we have that alien space cathedral tourism business to fall back on! #BBCPanorama

        VolunteerMinisters ‏@VolunteerMins Jul 17
        @blownforgood @johnsweeneyroar Marc, can you give David Miscavige a good recommendation to hire John as a personal assistant out at Gold? :)

        Marc Headley‏@blownforgood Jul 17
        @VolunteerMins @johnsweeneyroar They do a ton of yelling inside scientology. Sweeny’s not near loud or mean enough for them though…
        John will land well, I know – he has a ton of fans, and probably has a few more book ideas up his sleeve.

    • Jgg2012

      I guess he’ll work full time now on the cult.

  • Sejanus

    Any judge not being able to see $cientology and its associated businesses for what they are, and not rule accordingly, demonstrates to observers either their corruption, incompetence on the bench or both.

    I wonder what fellow justices think and say of their failed colleagues after such judicial blunders?

    In time the crimes of the Co$ will be brought to real justice.
    When that day comes all of $cientologies poisons that lurk in the mud will leak out exposing how the keepers of justice were manipulated.
    So even if there were payoffs, extortions or other coersions done with the promise of silence, those dirty secrets will finally come out and they will leave permanent stains behind.

    Public payback can be a real bitch….

    especially when she is in heat.

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      I don’t think so. :) All the documentation in the world that shows Scientology is organized crime first and foremost must be dismissed from a good Judge’s mind when he or she is evaluating the evidence of the extant case before him/her.

      All previous convictions might result in more punishment for later offenses, but a good Judge has to judge each case on its own merits.

  • Sejanus

    I wonder what is more cost efficient for Defendant Moron…paying settlements or manipulating judges?

    Is Judge Waldrip alone in his awareness of the true natures of the Co$ and its Dinky Manipulator?

    • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

      I think the Judge is well aware of what Scientology is and what they do, but he sounds like a good judge, he’s going to have to evaluate only the evidence before him, the “hearsay” documentation widely available on the Internet that shows Scientology is organized crime is stuff he will have to attempt to ignore.

      And yeah, David can simply have his henchmen write checks, it’s no skin off David’s nose, it’s stolen money that he has to cough up, it’s not like he earned it himself.

      • Mooser

        I think, I’m not sure, but I don’t think you can pay a judgement for liability arising from a crime with the profits from that crime. I don’t even think it’s legal to pay your defense lawyer with proceeds derived from crime.
        But I’m ANAL, which is probably why I remember bits of legal information.

    • Missionary Kid

      Defendant Moron is a new nickname for DM, and I’ve included it at DAVID MI$CAVIGE NICKNAMES http://tonyortega.org/2014/06/12/more-proof-of-kerri-kasems-scientology-involvement-and-laura-prepon-lies-like-a-rug/#comment-1439058509

    • Jgg2012

      No. The Court of Appeals said that Linda Hamel of OSA ordered the squirrel busters in. Ray Spencer, CSI’s local counsel, admitted that OSA is part of RTC and supervises CSI (it was a gaffe, but a nice one).
      All the Circuit Court said was that Davey has no unique knowledge of what was ordered, not that he is without liability.

  • Jgg2012

    Wait ’til he strats get large jury verdicts. Then everyone will sue Narconon.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Memo to the most ethical people on the planet
    ( and especially for the attention of LilFiveOne
    - I’m sure someone literate can translate it into mono-syllabic South Philly for him.)

    Here is a philosophy that is not sophistry, casuitry or specious self-serving platitudes, you know, the kind you lot call “ethics.”
    http://www.hamlegal.com/about-us/hamilton-laws-firm-philosophy/

    Ryan Hamilton, you are a star in the legal firmament.
    All strikes and remarkable testicular fortitude.
    18-0, bottom of the 9th.

  • Zana

    If the corporate entities of Scientology are protecting it sometimes and at other times it’s the religious cloaking that is protecting it… that begs the question… Is Scientology a business or a religion? It can’t be both. What is it? If the Federal court is stating that Scientology is protected by corporate “cloaking” laws… then the Federal court is saying that Scientology is a corporation. Doesn’t that blow Co$’s religious cover?

    What is it? It’s either one or the other. Hopefully this debacle will force them to choose. King check.

    • Jimmy3

      At least Judge Waldrip recognizes that contradiction. Oh, and all religions have protected scriptures blah blah and all religions sell certain services yada yada yada..

    • ze moo

      For the Rathbuns, the appeals court is treating in like a corporation doing business.

  • aquaclara

    OT. For our Dutch, Malaysian and Aussie friends here, as well as everyone else who lost someone in yesterday’s flight disaster, just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. This is a sad day.

  • Jgg2012

    “If it’s not religious cloaking, it’s Scientology’s corporate complexity that seems to befuddle the American system of justice” and this is why The Ham is so effective. He is not going after Davey, who will spend millions to weasel out of everything. He is going after local rehabs that are bogus, who will default (the insurers aren’t going to defend them when they see the fraud) and then will go after Narconon intl. and then Scientology and then (perhaps) Miscavige, who controls everything. Even if he just bankrupts Narconon, that’s a big cash cow.

    • https://twitter.com/VolunteerMins VolunteerMinisters

      I have to wonder if it is a Scientology-run insurance company that insures these crooks. Would not surprise me.

      • Jgg2012

        If so, they will be added as a defendant. The scam is slowly being unearthed.

        • Mooser

          And if there are judgements, and no liability insurance, than I guess they will have to dig deeper and find assets to pay them.

          • Jgg2012

            And, at the end of the digging will be Davey in his underground bunker.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        No I don’t think they are scilon companies. I think they were duped. It looks like first Western World Insurance and then Evanston Insurance are trying to get out of covering Narconon Georgia. I think that insurance companies may be every bit as tenacious as scilon lawyers…

        Tony covered this also. Dec 15, 2012 – http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/15/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-getting-desperate/ talks about Western World trying to back out.

        And August 10, 2013 – http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/narconons-recurring-insurance-nightmare/ talks about how Evanston backed out because NN Georgia said it was outpatient and said it was licensed, both of which were factually untrue.

        Then Sept 10, 2013 – “Insurance Companies Sue Troubled Narconon of Georgia” http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/insurance-companies-sue-troubled-narconon-georgia/nZrgQ/?__federated=1 says that Evanston and Western World are trying to cancel their liability policies on Narconon because of misrepresentations.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    In view of the fact that the WWP server is currently on a mission to free Xenu
    (you’re not Xenuphobic, I hope, are you?)
    Pierrot has opened a wonderful self-serve buffet.
    You can do your own searches with the click of a rodent:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    Watch out JJ (or is that Cap’n Crook?)

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Miscavige skates a deposition, you say?

    http://i.imgur.com/2hSuHFe.jpg?3

  • https://twitter.com/VolunteerMins VolunteerMinisters

    Sweet justice, eventually, one hopes.

  • And I don’t rent cars!

    O/T

    Just a follow up reminder to Tony’s post about the Dallas Morning News’ weeklong discussion of Lawrence Wright’s book “Going Clear.” http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/14/the-dallas-morning-news-asks-a-question-about-scientology-and-we-want-your-response/#more-15801 Today is the last day.

    This was the schedule:
    Sunday: Welcome ~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/welcome-to-the-2014-points-summer-book-club-discussion-of-going-clear-by-lawrence-wright.html/
    Monday: Is Scientology a religion? ~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/should-scientology-qualify-as-a-religion.html/
    Tuesday: Going deeper on Scientology’s practices and beliefs~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/scientology-revelations-that-will-stick-with-you-forever.html/
    Wednesday: Hollywood/celebrity ~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/why-are-celebrities-so-drawn-to-scientology.html/
    Thursday: The attraction of religion ~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/my-religion-is-better-than-your-religion.html/
    Friday: Takeaways/what you’ve learned (today) ~ http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/07/how-reading-going-clear-changed-my-thinking-on-scientology-and-beyond.html/

    I also came across a YouTube documentary I hadn’t seen before (posted February 27, 2014) featuring Lawrence Wright and “Going Clear.” http://youtu.be/noDEBbqxkF0

    • KNMF

      Yesterday I tried to RSVP for a spot at LW’s lecture and book-signing this weekend at UT Dallas.
      No more seats available.

      Meanwhile, at the Dallas Ideal mOrgue…hahahahahaha Plenty of seating. No butts.

    • MaxSpaceman

      good, Cars- thanx.

    • Juicer77

      “I was so full of joy.” – Lawrence Wright, upon being given more than 40 binders of crap from Scientology lawyers and Tommy Davis, who thought they could inundate a journalist with too much information. Epic!

  • https://twitter.com/VolunteerMins VolunteerMinisters

    Who is the liability holder for these Scientology businesses? Surely they carry insurance, I have to wonder who — which insurance carrier — was stupid enough to insure these criminals.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Sept 10, 2013 – http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/insurance-companies-sue-troubled-narconon-georgia/nZrgQ/?__federated=1 says that Everton and Western World are two insurance companies now trying to cancel their liability policies on Narconon …

      “Insurance companies that once issued liability policies on a Scientology-related drug rehab program based in Norcross are now trying to cancel those policies in a move the state insurance commissioner said could leave the families of patients high and dry.

      “Evanston Insurance and Western World Insurance are both suing, saying Narconon of Georgia not only lied to its customers, but lied to them when it took out liability policies.

      “The insurance company is simply saying, ‘if they committed fraud, then we’re not going to insure them,’” said Jeff Harris, who has filed a class action suit against Narconon on behalf of five families whose loved ones were treated at the Norcross facility.

      “There (are) grounds to discontinue the coverage if (Narconon) obtained the coverage through misrepresentation,” said Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

      “But the real question is, if a judge does allow Narconon’s insurance companies to back out, what happens to the people whose claims against the organization could be worth millions?”

      “They’re going to be left holding the bag,” Hudgens said. “But there’s not going to be anything left in the bag.”

      • ze moo

        I would hope that any bankruptcy by NarC Georgia would at least be able to seize the physical property of the rehab. Yeah, they probably have it ‘owned’ by a clam controlled corp, but proving any relationship to the scam could be easy. ‘Could’ be easy…..What part of the NarC Georgia ‘fraud’ are the insurance companies objecting to? They knew or should have known they were insuring a scam.

      • http://www.crackpots.us/ DamOTclese2

        So victims who sue Scientology will get nothing, not even their own money back because their insurance carriers refuse to cover fraud.

        That’s not fair, it means the victims have to sue the insurance carrier also. They were stupid enough to take Scientology’s money knowing they were frauds and when Scientology gets sued and needs their insurance, the insurance companies back out and wash their hands.

        That’s not fair and it should not be legal. The insurance companies knew it was Scientology, they’re not total idiots.

      • Mooser

        “Evanston Insurance and Western World Insurance are both suing, saying
        Narconon of Georgia not only lied to its customers, but lied to them
        when it took out liability policies.”

        Exactly as it should be! You can’t buy a liability policy to cover the consequences of a crime. And lying to your insurance company is reasonable grounds for cancellation.
        The fact that they have no insurance will not exempt them from a monetary judgement.

  • nottrue

    Justice where art thou………

    • ze moo

      The US civil court system was set by lawyers for lawyers. Those who have the deepest pockets usually win. Courts were made for manufactured drama and the egos of judges and lawyers. While Davy has 20+ lawyers and a very large bank account, the Rathbuns have lots of time and enough money to get justice.

      Ray Hamilton is a good of example of the ‘little guy beating up the big guy’ {not that NarCONon is a big guy, they are just a rehab scam}. With few resources, but lots of information, he can successfully get his clients a measure of justice. Sure the eventual settlement will have an NDA, but 17+ lawsuits will hurt the cash flow and scare off anyone selling liability insurance. That should kill off some, buy probably not all of the raunchy rehabs. They can rename all they want, once an insurance carrier sees ‘based on the writings of L Ron Hubbard’, the rates will so high that few can afford it.

      You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. {I mean no disrespect to Mortimer and his flying friends}

      F5

      • Sir_Real

        LRH should be a household name worldwide, one that evokes negative thoughts, disrepute and even ridicule. And ANYTHING that touts they are “based on the writings of LRH” should instantly be considered poison and not only avoided at all co$t but ran outta town as well!!

        • Observer

          He’d be a good bogeyman

          • ze moo

            He already is. Note how fast Tom Cruise stopped proselytizing for him.

          • Captain Howdy

            Yea, it’s time people stopped taking Satan’s name in vain. After all, he is the original misunderstood rebel moody anti-hero.

            It should be “The Hubbard made me do it!” or “Get thee behind me LRH!”

            • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

              HA, Satan has nothing on me, he is just a small merchant hearding goats some place in the middle-east compared to myself. Even my own son says I rape souls, the devil merely collects them.

              -Ron

            • TheMirrorThetan

              If you are such a badarse why did you need your skid-marked knickers rinsed a dozen times, then?

            • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

              Because even my farts are on fire.

              -Ron

            • Observer

              Poor Ron. You’ve knocked out the foundation of his entire life–blaming others. What will he do now? Keep circling that star, I guess.

            • Barbara Angel

              Nah, he’s already stolen that star and is looking for a new one. He was after all rather fond of stealing things, why not steal a star?

            • TheMirrorThetan

              When I get caught doing something I shouldn’t I’m going to say the Thetans made me do it from now on.

        • Barbara Angel

          Yep, good one, instead of Oh SHIT, we can say Oh lrh….ha ha

      • Mark

        Snortimer!

        • aegerprimo

          Snortimer has nice wings AND a nice smile!

    • ShoopZ

      Apparently, it’s not just in the US.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQXHbR5a_I

      • Captain Howdy

        Classic film.

        • Missionary Kid

          I liked it when I first saw it, but when I watched it 30 years later, it didn’t hold up well for me. Perhaps it was because I knew what was coming at the end.

  • whingeybingey

    Hopefully Putin doesn’t run a covert op in Texas. Some leaders are too big to depose there.

  • ShoopZ

    Got to love Apple’s Safari browser. Its spellcheck ALWAYS flags the words Miscavige, thetan, Scientologist, and Narconon.

    Refresh for image.

    • Sir_Real

      And it seems more intrusive when I try to type certain slang words or deliberately misspell words since updating to Maverick OS.

      • ShoopZ

        Yup. I’ve noticed that too.

    • ze moo

      Firefox is the same, but I can teach it those ‘words’.

      • ShoopZ

        I’m sure I can teach Safari as well…I just like having a browser that says thetan or miscavige aren’t real words. :-)

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    for those who use an iOs device to post here here’s a useful little trick [pic]

  • Panopea Abrupta

    There’s an abandoned aeyrie, 65 or 70 feet up, in the great white pines.
    It hasn’t been nested in for 3 summers now.
    It has become a misshapen jumble, branches and twigs askew.
    Yet, there was a time, not too long ago, when it was the scourge of fish and small mammals.

    Someday, perhaps soon, Gold Base at Hemet will be like that aeyrie.

  • Captain Howdy
    • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

      He has just achieved a higer level of Beingness, that’s all.

      -Ron, leader of men

    • flyonthewall

      fucking scilon ghouls, wtf

    • D.Y.G.

      What the hell? The kids were there when he died, so they did in fact see his body. Earlier news reports said no autopsy was planned because they knew the manner of death. The body was supposed to be turned over to his wife. So what’s the hubbub about?

      • flyonthewall

        my guess is the wife is punishing the family by keeping the body from them

        • D.Y.G.

          Punishing how? She foiled their plans to to do a Weekend at Casey’s with him? They had a memorial for him, fer crissakes, so what else do they want? I don’t think the wife is obligated to disperse his cremains among them.

          • Captain Howdy

            “Weekend at Casey’s”..hey, you stole my line ..from my mind..hee hee.

            • Mooser

              Guys, it’s hopeless. There’s no point. Did you know that “patented radio frequencies” can stimulate the brain’s production of serotonin? Neither did I. Sorta seems like something I would hear about, given that if it was true it would be a revolutionary medical discovery.
              And “Fisher-Wallace Stimulators” are selling like hotcakes, and are “FDA approved”

            • Missionary Kid

              Geez. Reminds me of all those quack rf transmitters that supposedly stimulated the mind and body back in the 20s & 30s that were eventually shut down by, (was it) the FDA?

          • flyonthewall

            she could of divided him up in baggies and handed it out as funeral favors

            • D.Y.G.

              She could have had his remains synthesized into diamonds. Classy!

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_diamond

            • flyonthewall

              excuse me, i have to go adjust my will

            • Captain Howdy

              I wanna be fed to the great whites offshore of the Farrallon Islands.

            • Panopea Abrupta

              Of interest to you perhaps?
              I know the director, she’s a star.
              http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/Assets/2013/07/24/shrkbooklet2013.pdf

            • Captain Howdy

              That’s awesome..and tell her for me, she’s a hero.

            • D.Y.G.

              Awesome. Become one with the great whites! I’ve been thinking the University of Tennesee body farm might be a cool way to go out, but only if I get stuffed in the trunk of a car.

            • Mooser

              I don’t know what my wife will do with my carcass, but I know what she is going to say at my funeral. She’ll be quoting the great words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

            • Missionary Kid

              She could always get a divorce and be able to say, “I’m free, free at last” much sooner. ;-)

            • Barbara Angel

              I want to be put in a big plastic garbage bag and fired out of a human cannon, off a cliff into the sea.

            • Barbara Angel

              Oh flyonthewall that is the funniest idea ever, nortie’ but accurate. Divided up into baggies? I’m really laughing out aloud. Thanks for the much needed laugh, even if it is at a good man’s expense, but I wish his shitty co$ daughter get’s to see this.
              Heeheeheeheehee evil cackle.

            • flyonthewall

              I bring joy and happiness wherever I go :)

            • D.Y.G.

              I woke up this morning thinking about that family standing in a funeral home reception line with Ziploc sandwich bags.

            • flyonthewall

              LOL, I woke up this am wanting donuts. It’s a good morning for both of us!

    • Mark

      I did warn them (refresh):

  • Pierrot
  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    Oops, double dose, got pulled away by my 4 year old and didn’t refresh

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    Boston, SF and Sacramento especially, folks.

    They may have whales.
    They may have tentacles.
    Save the whales, Greenpeace ain’t gonna do it !

    • Hyder Simpson

      Albuquerque posted about an hour or so ago

      • Mooser

        I’ve always like Billy Idol’s song in praise of French artists.

        • Juicer77

          Lol :)

    • NOLAGirl

      $16,000 for Blubbard’s “art”??? Who the hell do they think he is, Monet?

      http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/clt/4571286692.html

      • Panopea Abrupta

        Oh he was into Monet big time.

        “Monet, honey, that’s what he wants”

        • Missionary Kid

          Geez. Ya got me on that one. I’m still laughing and shaking my head. Still, yup, I still am. Damn, I keep snortling. Good one.

  • TonyOrtega

    Does the Bunker have a Detroit contingent?

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Yep, 1Subgenius

      • TonyOrtega

        Calling 1sub – drop me a line

    • Observer

      Robert Eckert is in Detroit.

      • TonyOrtega

        Eckert, message me.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology: a covet operation

  • Observer

    This may be too big to upload. If not (and even if it is) I dedicate it to Espiando.

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Clam thermidor?
      What will they ever think of next!

      As opposed to Clinton, who redefined humidor, of course.

      • Observer

        I was very surprised at how many old still lifes there are with lobsters and clams.

    • Espiando

      Starting tomorrow, the lobster gets put on the boil.

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Alexa update for July 18: *refresh for images*

    Tony: US rank #18,417 – up 672 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 22,928)
    Scientology: US rank #55,186 – down 272 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 63,280)

    Difference: 36,769 – 944 more than yesterday. (Average difference last 3 months: 40,352)

    Clicks from India – 9,7% today.

    • Observer

      Their click farmers lack dedication. Or remuneration.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Or intimidation. It’s hard for Dwarfenführer to slap someone who is halfway round the world.

    • Panopea Abrupta

      It is fascinating to watch click-farm boosting versus real interest.
      Goes to show that good journalism beats the hell outta fake religion.

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush
    • Observer

      I wonder if Jaden Smith thinks he’s the wit that launched a thousand memes because everyone thinks he’s supercool, or if he has an inkling that he really is a pretentious twit? I do feel kind of bad for him because most people go through that stage with relatively few spectators. He’s throwing his normal adolescent crap out there for the world to see, and he’s not going to live it down for quite awhile..

      • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

        I wouldn’t really call turning up to a wedding in a white Batman outfit as “normal adolescent crap”…. it will be interesting to see how he turns out though… would love it if him and Beiber become friends

        • Sir_Real

          And didn’t JS trash the glassware, etc. on the tables after the reception and just generally made an annoying, obnoxious ass of himself during the whole event?

          • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

            apparently… there was a great report of behind the scenes stuff I put on my blog

            • Sir_Real

              I’m sure that’s where I read those reports then. Oh, to see actual FOOTAGE of such childish, indulgent, wanton, expen$ive destruction.

        • Observer

          Point taken, but I was talking more along the lines of his “wisdom”. Because kids are so much more intelligent than adults, and babies are the most intelligent of all. If only they could talk!

          • Sir_Real

            And aren’t babies just “little adults” anyway?

          • Elar Aitch

            Ever re-read your adolescent attempts at poetry? (cringe)

            • Observer

              The only poetry I ever wrote was in an English class where I had to do so. No poet’s soul here, hahaha!

        • Sir_Real

          I would like to see Jaden and Beiber become long-term cellmates!

    • Sir_Real

      And thank YOU for including yet more embarrassing ammunition to mock one of my favorite targets of all, Jaden the Über-Douchebag Smith. What a loathsome little punk.

    • Unex Skcus

      ^ Gotta love John Sweeney:

      Asked what he might do next, Sweeney said: “I’m in talks with the Church of Scientology to become their new PR man.

      • Juicer77

        He could yell at himself. Makes about as much sense as the rest of the $ciloonery.

  • Skallene

    It is my opinion that all of the courts, both state and federal have been making their decisions in favor of corporations. It is extremely disappointing and it seems to be that some type of money exchange must be involved. Even the Supreme court has been making decisions in favor of corporations. We need to get busy at the voting booth.

  • Artoo45

    Scientology. It does befuddle lawyers, doesn’t it . . . that doesn’t surprise me. I think that reasonable, professional people simply can’t imagine such an nefarious rat’s nest of grasping psychopathy residing under its shiny (if slightly weird) exterior. Let’s make it an even 20, Hambo!

    • Mark Foster

      Artoo 45, The Target 2 Chronicles is my literary crack. My pipe is empty. Please…help…me…

  • Observer

    Mr. Observer is playing the Destiny beta on PS4, and every once in awhile he’ll get a message on his HUD, usually during a firefight, that he has received an “encrypted engram.” It’s a bit unsettling to hear him telling the friend with whom he is playing online that he got another engram. I wonder if the developers are making a sly Scn reference …

    They’re weapons blueprints, btw.

    • Jo

      I‘ve borrowed my brothers ps4 for a month while he’s in Russia visting his in laws. Playing killzone now. Don’t like it, do you think the xboxone is a better console? It took me ages to type this on the ps4.

      • Observer

        It depends on what you’re playing, I think. I played Killzone on the Xbox One and didn’t like
        it either.

        • Jo

          Tv streaming on it is good, games so far are rubbish.

          • Observer

            Destiny looks good. The beta is gorgeous.

            • Jo

              Thanks, will try to hire it.

    • DodoTheLaser

      Loving Borderlands 2, btw.

      • Observer

        It’s just about the perfect game, isn’t it?

        • DodoTheLaser

          Yes, it is! :)

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    I think this is very telling….. “But Fields had nothing to say Friday when I contacted his office about the Enquirer story.” http://pagesix.com/2014/07/18/no-one-is-scared-of-tom-cruise-or-scientology-anymore/

    pic

    …. this kinda lends credence to my theory that Cruise is definitely going to blow and the whole things being coordinated behind the scenes to coincide with MI5 opening

    • 1subgenius

      Make it happen.
      You are the most powerful man in media.
      (Yes, that is very strange.)

      • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

        a subconscious seed can be planted at any time… that’s why I always maintain a major presence at THR for all the Cruise stories as I know his people read there

    • ccyankee

      I wish…but his sisters and their families and his mother are all in. The only way he leaves is if his movie career is in the tank and he no longer gets offered leading roles. Or possibly if he continues to be openly mocked and booed, like at the Dodgers playoff game last year. He hasnt really developed much as an actor or been successful as a producer, much as he was 10 or more years ago.

    • http://www.xenu.net/archive/ronthenut/ L.Ron Hubbard

      I never got what Little Dave saw in that 1.1 actor anyway.

  • DodoTheLaser
    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Hoky crappola… Peter Gillham And Jim Jackson.

      We are now down to what I called “The Last Whaler Show”. It’s Whale vs Whale on the high seas of greed and complicity. Both of these showdowns I’d pay per view on HBO Events. Hoooooboy!

    • aegerprimo

      This would be an interesting story for Tony O to do… members of his family have been declared for a while? Anyway, most of us exes who where staff or public at Big Blue are familiar with his Cal-Mag mixes and his vitamin store, and how that relates to the Purif Rundown and staying “sessionable” and all that rot.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        And vittaminz. Oh and Yvonne. Much of sci history interwoven and played out in these characters’ storefronts.

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    I’d be surprised if they ever manage to recruit a new clam in Dallas ever again:

    ‘Jeffrey Weiss: The allure of Scientology’

    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140718-jeffrey-weiss-the-allure-of-scientology.ece

    • aegerprimo

      OH wow Media Lush, we were on the same page….
      Sorry for my repeat post double post everyone.

  • aegerprimo

    I know many Bunkeroos have been following Nicole Stockdale’s series about Scientology and Lawrence Wright’s book “Going Clear” in the Dallas News –

    Here are a couple more interesting articles for your reading enjoyment, bad press for the Co$ in the Dallas News Op Ed section…

    What makes celebs so attracted to Scientology? by Chris Vognar
    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140718-chris-vognar-what-makes-celebs-so-attracted-to-scientology.ece

    The allure of Scientology by Jeffrey Weiss
    http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140718-jeffrey-weiss-the-allure-of-scientology.ece

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

    so… I was watching ‘Guitar Heroes at the BBC’ on BBC4 just now [new series] and this popped up…. interesting that they chose to add this little snippet [pic]

    • aegerprimo

      It needs more cowbell.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Also, more cow pies.

    • 1subgenius

      Isn’t that weird, that you just happened to be watching it and that happened?
      Doesn’t that freak you out a little bit?

      • DodoTheLaser

        Drop Tony a line, unless you did already.

        • 1subgenius

          Roger that, thanks.

      • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush

        .. not really; back in the day I did some work as a TV researcher and ‘make it relevant for today’s audience’ was standard… just goes to show how the cult’s toxic stain has infiltrated all areas of the internet….

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ REMINDER +–+RED X +–+ REMINDER ***

    WWP website seems to be still down, fortunately we can access a master list.
    Please try it, you will find it very similar to the normal daily list except that
    the irrelevant links for the day have not been removed.

    Go through, ignore empty lists and lists with no recent entries.
    You can also see the BLUES and flag them.

    Book mark the Link to the master list, do a couple of
    regions now, and more later, and later

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

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

    Ty Grace

  • Snippy_X
    • DodoTheLaser

      Thank you.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Second video with Camilla is on the way…
    Thanks, Karen! Refresh.

    • Baby

      OH Yay.. thanks sweetie pie

      • DodoTheLaser

        Karen just finished working with BBC too.
        And more. One word. Popcorn.

        • Baby

          Woo Hoo.. Lots and Lots of popcorn. Yummmmmmmy Kettle Corn for me..

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ RED X +–+RED X +–+ RED X *** Saturday the 19th of July

    When there is a will, there is a way, the daily list is now available :
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FBq0uUHpf9H4j_3YvFs-mcMsz93wgx4MQH5vtHieh_c/pubhtml

    There might be a few hiccups that I am sure you will forgive me
    A few extra entries in Boston (of course), and many across California

    And the full master list is still available
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    Ty Catman

    • Barbara Angel

      Hi Pierrot, where is the accompanying caption please? This was/is my favourite counter co$ ad ever.
      Couldn’t stop laughing when it was first posted and have sent it on to anyone & everyone.

  • Baby

    Thought this spoke for most of us.. xoxox Baby.. ( refresh)

    • Baby

      Please don’t think that I think Tiny boots is the bear.. The bear is speaking and hates Cob from the Bottom of his heart.. Night all.. love baby

      I really do love you guys..this fight has brought us together.. Thanks Tony for making this an open forum so that all of us can be together.

      • DodoTheLaser

        Sweet dreams.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Before we see the 2nd vid from Camilla and Karen shortly, important update:

    “Published on Jul 18, 2014
    OSA INT and the CULT extremely embarrassed at a 30 year veteran talking about atrocities inside, cooked
    up a “privacy complaint” of a photo used of an older Sea Org member in Version one.
    So here’s the re-do without that picture. 11 more sizzling Camilla Videos to follow.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_HmfyfxKnk&feature=share

    • DodoTheLaser

      The original vid had 3250 views and 100 comments.
      They are gone from youtube now. But not from people who viewed and commented.
      Congrats RTC with another foot bullet.

      • 1subgenius

        Ya know, this is really so pathetic that I see it as not even achieving foot-bullet status.
        You, I’m afraid to say, are giving them too much credit.
        Its just a big nuthin’.
        The bullet was a dud. It didn’t even go off, much less reach the foot.
        Impotence, defined.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Agreed.

    • AmoVolare

      Dodo my i ask you about the beautifull gif aside your avatar? Who is that man? I just adore him (and your posts of course).

      • DodoTheLaser

        My avy? It’s Tommy Lee Jones. Thanks!

  • California

    Ryan Hamilton is just amazing.

    Narconon was always the most vulnerable of the scn enterprises because the con impacted the non-scn public so dramatically, did so much harm, and went against standard treatments model for addictions. And narconon is ripe for a major take-down.

    Whatever corporate smoke-screen that dm has blown in the face of some of the judiciary community, the way that Ryan Hamilton is confronting the cons on behalf of the clients seems to be effective against the obstructions. dm is almost certainly looking for a magic bullet to make it all go away but his tactics will not prevail against these law-suits, I think.

    And, of course, there is always SAMHSA…. those laws, rules and regs protecting clients in programs for the addicted still apply.

    Bye-bye, narconons.

  • valshifter

    If anything this law suits will accomplish on the fact finding, to discover all the smoke and mirrors of sham corporation, for the whole world to see, something that the cult dread so much, they hate that!!!!!, that’s why they forbid their members to look.

  • Observer

    A few hours ago Camilla posted an update in the comments of the story accompanying her first video.

    http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/16/camilla-andersson-goes-public-after-29-years-in-scientologys-inner-elite/#comment-1493679475

  • Sexecution

    Why aren’t people going to reputable rehab centers associated with recognized hospitals, and 10 step programs? It’s simple common sense. The second someone mentions sauna treatments every adult in America should know that means CO$. Of course her daughter is damaged, she should count herself lucky her daughter isn’t dead.