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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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Garcia federal fraud lawsuit survives another challenge by Scientology

Luis_GarciaLuis and Rocio Garcia’s federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology has survived another challenge as Judge James Whittemore denied the church’s latest motion to dismiss.

The Garcias say they were defrauded by Scientology when it pressured them to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in building projects, but since their lawsuit was first filed in January last year, it’s run into numerous technical roadblocks.

The Garcias first had to win a mini-trial in Tampa when Scientology tried to disqualify their attorneys. They then had to deal with a jurisdictional challenge that put the case on hold for months and eventually resulted in the Garcias dismissing three of Scientology’s entities from the lawsuit.

But then Scientology filed another motion to dismiss, saying that the way the Garcias got past that last hurdle was improperly done. They accused the couple of playing some legal sleight of hand with their latest amended complaint in order to deal with the jurisdictional problems.

But now Judge Whittemore has ruled for the Garcias, saying that the couple’s amended complaint can proceed against two Scientology entities, and that they have met the minimum amount of damages to qualify for federal court. Whittemore also denied Scientology the chance to make an interlocutory appeal to a higher court. It’s a complete victory for the Garcias on this motion.

We’re still waiting for Whittemore to rule on the other big question in the preliminary phase of this lawsuit, and that’s Scientology’s motion to have the Garcias forced into arbitration and dismiss the case from federal court. Scientology argues that the dispute is a religious and internal matter which shouldn’t be the subject of a civil court. The Garcias say the case has nothing to do with religion, and that Scientology should not be able to force them into internal arbitration, which would be inherently unfair to them.

We’re still waiting for Whittemore to rule on that. But in the meantime, here’s his decision on the jurisdictional matter…

 

Garcias v. Scientology: Order Motion to Dismiss Denied 2

 
If you’re keeping score at home, Scientology has now tried numerous ways to derail this lawsuit, but what it hasn’t done yet is actually answer the allegations the Garcias have raised.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 25, 2014 at 15:25

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  • Scream Nevermore

    Slowly but surely, this one is making its way forward – good to see!

  • Observer

    Hurray for Judge Whittemore! All in all a downstat week for Captain Miscavige. Get your ethics in, you little CICS!

    *pic*

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

      Keep your tiny mits the fuck of my pills Little Dave !!! @#$%^&

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

        There’s still plenty of pinks and greys in the secret drug stash in the Commodore’s Office of every org.

  • Missionary Kid

    $cientology will do everything it can to avoid having to answer questions raised. Their traditional legal methods are to deny, obfuscate, delay, lie, create straw man arguments, and divert the course of a lawsuit away from their evil.

    • Observer

      And the legal system finally seems to be catching on.

      • Missionary Kid

        I think it’s more of a case of the plaintiffs knowing what kind of a fight they have on their hands and being prepared for it.

        If the Garcias were ordinary folk, they’d have folded a long time before this. I have to believe that their attorney had a pretty good idea of what he was up against.

        I wish the Garcias, and all of the other plaintiffs, luck.

        • Tory Christman

          Persistence IS the key, and the Garcias have got it! Thank you, Tony and all here. :) Oh happy day, once more! <3

        • Sarah James

          And could this be the difference between the state courts and the federal courts? I honestly don’t know.
          I also wish the Garcias all the best.

          • Jgg2012

            Yes, at least in Florida.

          • Missionary Kid

            It depends on the judge and the individual case.

            I believe that Co$ has done as much as it can to influence the judiciary in Florida, where the state courts are not exactly immune to political pressure, but they’re a much smaller fish in California and in federal courts.

        • Elar Aitch

          All contemporary legal action has the bonus of Mike and Marty available to tell them like it really is. All of this current plaintiffs have to realise this is a long game. The beauty of the long game for critics is it becomes the death of a thousand cuts for Scientology. Each motion produces new evidence, each failed motion contributes to a play book for future action. I can’t predict the outcome for any individual action, but it certainly feels like Scientology has been manouevered into a position where they are being fed to the sharks.

          • Missionary Kid

            Excellent points. The assistance of former members that are available because of the communication of ex-members who are in contact because of the internet, as well as Marty and Mike and other high level defectors who know where the bodies are buried creates a cache of information that was unavailable in previous years.

            In addition, having people pup up here, as well as on ESMB and Marty & Mike’s who happened to witness specific events, are all pleasant surprises for the plaintiffs because often the principle people involved in a sleazy action forget who else was in the room when a particular action was taken. Those witnesses who were non-participants are invaluable.

            I’m sure that the few long time members that DM calls on to help have forgotten who witnessed things, if there are any left. He’s surrounded by newbies. His purges have come back to bite him in the ass. I pity those who are left.

            There are people out who have not forgotten the cruelty of Co$, and who have recovered enough that they are ready to pay-fuckin-back in spades their treatment who are no longer frightened or have recovered from the trauma enough that they’re ready to deal with the inevitable emotional trauma that will be restimulated by having to deal with the snake pit that surrounds DM.

            In addition, the time in the hole for the poor souls who are still in won’t help their memories. The turnover of people at the top also is a loss for DM because he’s driven off or out the people who have a vast institutional memory.

            Right now, DM is like a cobra trying to deal with a pack of meerkats. He can’t focus on one, because if he does, another will rush in and nip him. His micromanagement which has worked well for him in the past works against him. His error rate will only increase. He also won’t be able to pay attention to the whales like he has in the past. He can’t clone himself.

            Sorry about the rambling, but all I can say is, quote, “TICK MOTHERFUCKING TOCK, ASSHOLE.” I’m laying in a huge supply of popcorn.

  • Sergeant Pepper

    “If you’re keeping score at home…” you’re probably tenting your fingers in anticipation. The legal troubles for the church are multiplying, good.

  • chukicita

    Back in the days before Xenu was a household name and action figure, Scn, Inc. used to claim its upper-level scriptures were “trade secrets.” The document above relates that the Garcias’ initial claims asserted were fraud, breach of contract and deceptive trade practices.

    How can a religion be a trade? (it’s a dessert topping AND a floor wax!)

    • Sergeant Pepper

      Off to google “Xenu action figure”.

    • Jgg2012

      The California Appellate courts in Wollersheim agreed that, as a religion, Scientology does not have trade secrets (of course, it can still have copyrights).

  • Sibs

    … I was just heading over here to say that I finally saw the Trapped in the Closet South Park episode for the first time and I loved it. But this is good news too.

    Oh, typical Scientology. Stalling the lawsuit for as long as you can without actually addressing the accusations. If the judge rules against you on the arbitration thing then how much longer will you be able to do that?

    • Missionary Kid

      They will probably continue to maintain that their arbitration is necessary until their appeal of any decision against them is ultimately determined. I hope it is a short time.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      This is for those newer readers and lurkers here. You must understand the secret handshake and guide to scientology in the legal arena. It’s like trying to figure it all out without the Annie Oakley decoder ring:

      “The purpose of the (lawsuit) is to harass and discourage rather than win.”

      “If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace. . . . Don’t ever defend. Always attack.”

      “We do not want Scientology to be reported in the press, anywhere else than on the religious pages of newspapers. . . . Therefore, we should be very alert to sue for slander at the slightest chance so as to
      discourage the public presses from mentioning Scientology.”

      “NEVER agree to an investigation of Scientology. Only agree to an investigation of the attackers. . . . Start feeding lurid, blood, sex crime, actual evidence on the attack to the press. Don’t ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.”

      • Peter Robinson

        I’ll give that Loony Rotten Huckster credit. He sure knew full well what a weak position his monster creation was in. No other reason why he would need to set up such an aggressive defensive stance. Mind you, the Maginot Line was supposed to be impregnable and look what happened there!

        • Peter

          Actually, it *was* impregnable….if you were stupid enough to attack it directly. The Germans, however, that the line had a finite end and simply walked around it. Bingo!

      • Sibs

        Ha, just like the end of the episode I just watched:

        “WE’LL SUE YOU! YOU’RE SO SUED!”

  • Anonymous

    “…They [Scientology] accused the couple of playing some legal sleight of hand…”

    I nominate the above statement as possibly the most irony-free bit of hypocrisy ever reported.

    Maybe those words should be made into a 50 foot long neon sign with 3 foot tall letters and hung out above the entrance to the Super Power building?

    • Jgg2012

      Yes, it seems that the Garcias have taken lots of Scientology courses.

  • rom661

    Miscavige, from a legal viewpoint, not a physical one, can probably relate to one of my favorite short stories: “I have no mouth and I must scream”

    • Tony Ortega
      • Missionary Kid

        Lucky you.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Because we can use all the comedy we can get today.

          http://youtu.be/O9AGVARpqdk

          • Sarah James

            The birth of dianetics…anyone read lrh’s, slaves asleep? You know I could see ron writing his fake religion in a dirty bathroom, but now I require eye bleach.

          • Missionary Kid

            Thanks.

          • Still_On_Your_Side

            Fabulous interview, not did he talk about NYC in the 50s, but he also was an eyewitness to the creation of the religion as a way to make money.

        • Espiando

          Not so lucky. There are few people whose ego could have suffocated LRH’s. He’s one of them.

          • Missionary Kid

            IIRC, there were a group of established science fiction writers who would get together in New York (probably the same one that LRH participated in). Ellison was the enfant terrible of the group, and supposedly one of the authors turned to the other and asked something like, “Should we kill him now, before he becomes a real monster?”

            I happened to meet the attorney who represented Harlan in is suit over the TV series Future Cop. After he won the suit, not only did Harlan appear on the Tonight Show to crow about it, but he took out a billboard on Hollywood or Sunset Blvd. proclaiming his win and disparaging the producers. The attorney put it this way, “The judge was not amused.”

            • scottishinlondon

              The Trapdoor Spiders was the name of the group I think you are referring to – James Randi was involved, here is a clip of him talking about it

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj-w09kpQcY

            • Missionary Kid

              I just can’t remember where I read the story. You may well be right.

    • Jgg2012

      Davey runs everything, so these corporate shells do not need to be included as additional parties any more than Davey needs 20 aliases.

  • Frodis73

    Congrats to the Garcia’s for the win. Lil Davey is having such a bad week…I bet he’s drunk. Nobody deserves it more.

  • Jgg2012

    The judge is getting tired of their shenanigans. As the decision makes clear, Garcia alleges fraud. His confusion as to who the entities are results from that same fraud (“Super Power Family”). His donation was specifically for the Flag Super Power Bldg. and he now realizes that there are no super powers. He also suspects (correctly) that there is no real arbitration system.

  • FrenchFriar

    They’re just trying to wear the Garcias down hoping they’ll either run out of money or lose patience and give up. Good luck proving them wrong. The judicial system is skewed in favor of the wealthy.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Great News! Thanks Tony.

  • stillgrace2

    I am very happy to read this news. It’s cheering me up! I’ve been in the worst mood since I watched the Stacy Brooks-Jesse Prince TR demo and also realized (after reading today’s Rinder blog) that all a career pedophile needs to do is join scientology and become a big donor and he (or she) has “immunity” from prosecution.
    But not for long, heh, heh.

    • FollowTheMoney

      Where can you find the Brooks-Prince TR demo?

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

    When Luis and Rocio Garcia come up in present time, not being PTS type-quazillion to SP’s and Degraded Beings any longer, we will welcome then back in the fold after some benign processing of course.

    -Ron

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Fuggetaboutit. Not one thin dime. Sorry, wrong decade. Not one thin million!

    • nosce

      Your grammar and spelling is a little weird, Ron.

    • Sarah James

      Ron, I will always see you typing on a giant electric typewriter, while on your throne, high, in the sky in a dirty bathroom, where you belong.

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

    Scientology argues that the dispute is a religious

    Yes, committing massive fraud is a religious ideal to these filthy Scientology criminals, that’s true.

    • Jgg2012

      Never mind the fact that the Garcias still consider themselves Scientologists.

      • Sarah James

        They divorce from miscavige but hang on to ron. Have seen this in family.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Your fucking kidding me? Public I guess with a PTS chaser.

        • Jgg2012

          I kid you not. They are independent scientologists.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Great news. Hip Hip … oh, wait. Now I know what to get Dave Miscavige for Christmas. He should need one of these by then.

    http://i.imgur.com/jgvRBp9.jpg?1

    • Tory Christman

      LOL! Perfect, TheHoleDoesNotExist…and very true, too :)

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        I have to believe that even those of us who dumped our scientology in the trash long ago are fumbling through old files and back corners of our closets for something that resembles, oh, I don’t know, maybe receipts? Maybe some of us accidentally saved a few mementos.

        (Down, OSA, down. Just philosophizing here. But take heart. You can always get a job down the line as a Refund Customer Service Rep. I hear there’s going to be a straight up and vertical boom in that job market.)

  • HillieOnTheBeach

    “But now Judge Whittemore has ruled for the Garcias, saying that the
    couple’s amended complaint can proceed against two Scientology entities,
    and that they have met the minimum amount of damages to qualify for
    federal court.”

    Reading this, saying to self, well of course cos will appeal…. then…

    “Whittemore also denied Scientology the chance to make an
    interlocutory appeal to a higher court. It’s a complete victory for the
    Garcias on this motion.”

    Wait! what?

    • Missionary Kid

      It means that they can’t appeal while the trial is going on. Co$ can only appeal after a verdict is reached, which, of course, they will do if they lose.

      • HillieOnTheBeach

        Lol, I know MK. Cos got flanked and none of us, them even less expected it.

  • http://mncriticalthinking.com/ Chris Shelton (Galactic Patrol

    Another legal smackdown against Scientology – I love it. This case is significant because, if won, it will open the door to any number of lawsuits against Corporate Scientology for its fraudulent fundraising and “regging” practices. I imagine that there is a very long line of people who would be more than happy to get their money back plus punitive damages for having been driven to bankruptcy by the IAS and Scientology sharks. Scientology has been all about money and their own bottom line for decades. Remember postulate checks, anyone? The vulture culture of Scientology is nothing new. The only difference between now and back in the 70 and 80s is that now they don’t even pretend that they are giving anything back for the money they take in.

    I’m so glad to see that Judge Whittemore is a federal judge who is not afraid of the religious card that Corporate Scientology plays over and over again to have its way with trodding all over people’s basic legal rights. Hopefully judges in other cases will take their cue from this case and what Judge Dib Waldrip has been putting on record in Texas. This news has really made my day!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      You wanna chip in on my Christmas present?

      • http://mncriticalthinking.com/ Chris Shelton (Galactic Patrol

        You’re hilarious.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I’d rather be in line!

    • Jgg2012

      As a footnote, there are only 4 ways to refuse a promised refund: (1) you received the goods or services you paid for (i.e. we really do have super powers in that building); (2) your payment was a donation (never mind the fact that it was for the super powers facility that would offer services to its members; or (3) the payment was for something else, such as a repayment of a loan we gave you; (4) the request was made too late, or otherwise not in the prescribed manner. These seem absent here (and they don’t deny that the Garcias did, in fact, pay $340,000, a staggering amount for most people) and Scientology should be hammered.

    • Frodis73

      I’m a never in…what are postulate checks? Haven’t heard this one before.

      • http://mncriticalthinking.com/ Chris Shelton (Galactic Patrol

        In the 1970s, when people would be regged for money for services by the Church, the pressure was so intense to pay now now now that the Church registrars started pushing people to write checks even if the person didn’t have the money to cover it. The person doing the regging and the person who was paying both knew that they didn’t have the money in their back account, but they would write a check anyway and “make a postulate” (a sort of positive thinking action) that the money would be in the bank account by the time the Church actually deposited the check. The checks were always dated for that Thursday so the Church could bank the check by their end-of-the-week Thursday at 2pm. If the person didn’t make good on the check, it would bounce, of course. But the Church personnel counted the money on their weekly stats regardless of whether or not they knew the check was actually going to clear. And if it bounced, the parishioner was then hounded all the harder to “make good on his postulate” rather than screw over the Church on its income.

        When this practice ended up with more bounced checks and bad PR than it was earning income, Hubbard ordered that they stop accepting “postulate checks” and wrote some issues about the importance of delivering services and exchanging with the public for their money. These issues are all but forgotten about now by the current church staff.

        It’s not clear if Hubbard himself ever knew about or condoned postulate checks, but he certainly was putting a lot of pressure on the orgs to make money, make money, make money. An old adage in Scientology Church management is “You get what you push.” So obviously, if that’s true, they were pushing the staff to make money more than they were pushing for anything else. And Hubbard’s desire for church money is pretty well documented.

        • Frodis73

          Thank you for the great reply Chris!

        • http://scientoonery.tumblr.com/ Nat-lificent
          • Frodis73

            lmfao! It’s astounding isn’t it? Perfect pic.

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

              I mean, I think I have a pretty good imagination and i went through a lot in my “church” as a kid so when they would say “Scientology: It’s always worse than you think” I would think to myself “Sure, sure” but not really believe it — but lately I’m coming around.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          When the postulate checks started to be frowned upon, it just went on to credit card fraud, Chris, and loan fraud. You know the pressure for GI each week. I don’t have evidence Hubbard knew about the postulate checks, but there’s been enough first hand reports of all the other money schemes he knew about, and you can bet DM too.

          Any big jumps in GI were always met with a mission to find out how and why and sent up to the top to implement throughout scientology land. If it wasn’t known about at the top, there is no way those All Org bulletins and orders would have gone out to every outfit.

        • Chee Chalker

          So the Co$ was helping parishioners kite checks essentially. THDNE brings up a point below about the Co$ switching to credit card fraud. Were there ever any cases that you were aware of where a Bankruptcy Trustee asked for reimbursement from the Co$? I am just thinking there had to be cases where parishioners ran up their cards and then were unable to pay and had to resort to BK.

          • http://mncriticalthinking.com/ Chris Shelton (Galactic Patrol

            There were plenty of bankruptcy cases but I never heard of anyone going after the church for their money.

            • Chee Chalker

              It would be really interesting to see how the Co$ would react to something like a bk trustee asking for money to be returned. Congrats on all your success with your YouTube channel, BTW. I am an avid watcher of your videos… They are informative and well presented!

  • Jgg2012

    I wonder if Judge Whittemore saw the exhibits from the NAFC case?

  • anti-niblet

    Happy Day! Thanks for the great news on a Friday Tony! And now for my favorite bunker words:
    Tick Tock! Tick Tock niblet! You wont get away.

  • Espiando

    Judge Whittemore was a little verbose in this matter. I could have done it in two words:

    • Guest

      Yes, PLEASE! :)

      • Guest

        Yes, PLEASE :)

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Espi’s on good behavior today. He said please!

        • aquaclara

          I have been giving him grief for going soft. He promised he would come back for real in early August.

          For now, I am enjoying this limited-time engagement of our own Fozzy Bear.

  • Observer

    Somewhat OT: there appears to be a correlation between sleep deprivation and the formation of false memories. If this is proven, the plight of the Sea Orgers is even more dire.

    http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/sleep-deprivation-may-increase-susceptibility-to-false-memories.html

    • Frodis73

      Thanks for sharing…that’s very cool. It’s amazing how bad our memories can be, esp if it is in relation to a crime. We did some cool experiments like that in college psych classes that I’ll never forget. Yikes.

  • Tory Christman

    Go Luis go!! YES :) Legal issues with the phony, fraudulent BUSINESS pretending to be a “church”, $cientology, have often been tricky. Hubbard himself wrote: “Get them in court, Keep them in court, bankrupt them”. BUT…those were in days past when they owned what seemed like ALL of the cards, at least that mattered. Now? They *own* very few, and less and less daily. To quote a friend: “The Net is their (C of $’s) Vietnam”. Tick Tock, “Dave”…Tick Tock…you know the rest, doncha? :) Tory/Magoo~ Your local, friendly SP!

  • Ineedcaffeinenow

    Off topic: an article posted at Gawker “Cult Rush Week.” This one is about Scientology.

    http://gawker.com/cult-rush-week-the-church-of-scientology-thinks-im-ter-1610464408/all

    • Tony Ortega

      Reporter goes to an org and is creeped out, article #45,367.

  • Graham

    If you’ve not seen today’s first post, do go back and listen to Geoffrey Augustine’s latest radio piece. It’s an hour long but fascinating listening. Basically Scientology’s degenerated into a used car sales pitch (without the need to actually have any used cars). Matt Pesch’s detailed description of the relentless, wholesale regging fraud is fascinating.

    Despite that (Or because of it?) Pesch confirms that the stats are straight down and vertical. Scientology really is a hollow shell now. Which puff of air will collapse the soufle? Which loud noise will set off the avalanche? Which straw will be the one to break the camel’s back? Which ray of sunshine will cause the snow to slide off the roof?

    • Tory Christman

      I guess you missed the memo, Graham—this IS L Ron Hubbard Way. Sunshine disinfects, and this photo proves what all of you rays of sunshine have already DONE. :) TT TT (grin)

      • Tory Christman

        “In the old days” (70′s-80′s when things were booming….there were TONS of peeps all around each “org”. This street wasn’t even created until mid 70′s. (From Jesse Prince: “My auditing in Scientology started at the big blue Scientology complex in
        Los Angeles, the complex that used to be Cedars of Lebanon Hospital before
        Scientology bought it. . This was back in 1976. ” Even back then you’d see many, many “public” (People BUYING and DOING services and training). Here all you see are uniformed people, meaning they’re part of the Sea Org, billion year contract of basically slave labor. $cientologists will say “no-not true”. Really? What do YOU call $35/week working 60-80 hours, some locked “in”? (ARGH!)

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          During lunch or dinner time, Berendo Street (now Hubbard Way) use to look like any New York street at any time.

          • aquaclara

            Really????

            Then again, downtown Clearwater used to be packed with the white shirt, dark pants crowd, too! Packed.

            I do believe we’re seeing some notable progress. Ha ha ha.
            :)

        • Missionary Kid

          Now, you show up, and they run and hide. :-D

      • Jgg2012

        Looks empty.

      • HillieOnTheBeach

        Even more pathetic is I suspect that pic was taken before they knew you were there.

      • Sunny Sands

        They seem to have a thing for pavers. They installed them in front of Sooper Powerz and even dug up public sidewalks and installed them outside of their properties.

      • Ruby

        And of the people you can even barely see, half of them are staff. wow.

    • Robert Eckert

      “the stats are straight down and vertical”? I’d say they’re crooked down and slanted.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Breaking radio silence here, before heading for bed:

    There is an inuktitut word “nuannarapoq” which means
    “taking an inordinate or extravagant pleasure in being alive.”

    The Garcia decision tends to induce a feeling of that ilk.

    G’nite all xxx

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      I, for one pledge to use this long,but apparently easily pronouncable word in a completely non-scilon/Bunker context before the day is over.

      • Robert Eckert

        Don’t be put off by the final q. Technically the difference between the k (“velar”) and q (“uvular”) phonemes is that the q is pronounced a little further back in the mouth; in English we use both depending on whether the next vowel is in the front or the back of the mouth, say “king, queen; keen, cool” to hear the contrast.

    • Elar Aitch

      So much more positive than schadenfreude

    • MissCandle

      Thank you for sharing that word.

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

      Yatta!

    • Chee Chalker

      More fun than ‘insouciant’!

    • Zana

      Beautiful word. Beautiful sentiment. We need a word like that in English. I might have to make one up. It’s an amazing word.

  • J. Swift

    The Church of Scientology’s inherent greed, dishonesty, and intent to deceive and defraud people drove the creation of its evasive legal structure. Therefore, when someone sues the Church they are playing the Church’s game on the Church’s terms.

    The perfect lawsuit, therefore, would refuse to play the Church’s game on the Church’s terms. The perfect lawsuit would put the fraudulent legal system itself on trial.

    This will happen and there are different ways to accomplish this task.

    • Missionary Kid

      IMO, the NAFC suit sets the stage for such a suit, if they’re successful.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Isn’t that what will happen in the Garcia suit as Tony mentions: “We’re still waiting for Whittemore to rule on the other big question in the preliminary phase of this lawsuit, and that’s Scientology’s motion to have the Garcias forced into arbitration and dismiss the case from federal court.”?

      Whether it’s the arbitration process or the Committee of Evidence kangaroo, it’s all disguised as scientology’s legal system. What it really shows is that scientology is above the law. In fact, it’s even above its own laws.

      The only actual binding law that exists in scientology is that all money must be extracted and sent up lines until it reaches the top dog. Anything that interferes with this law, even anyone’s paranoid whim of a suspicion of interference, is a crime against scientology. That is The Law and it is the only law.

      And that’s what Garcias’ lawyers need to evidence in court to prove that justice inside scientology land is impossible. Because that’s the truth.

      • richelieu jr

        As far as Hubbard was concerned it only boiled down to one law: SURVIVE!(exclamation point included!)

        Any other ‘law’, Wog or otherwise, that gets in the way of this is done away with, ‘silently and without pity’…

  • Camilla Andersson

    This is a fantastic win! Power to you and hope this will create some changes in the operating of the Church!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Hi,so nice to see your face. What an inspiration! You can help us,Wogs understand this better.

    • Jgg2012

      No, lets hope the Church stops operating.

    • aquaclara

      Yes!

      I love Tony double-post days. And court days. And, well, every day.
      So glad you’re here. All ok?

  • Pierrot

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

    No much movements today after yesterday’s rush.
    A few new ads are trickling in, and there is JJ.

    http://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-105#post-2473603

    Scrolling up and on the previous page you will find yesterday in case you are in the mood to whack some scilons this evening.

    Go Garcia!

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Judge Whitemore made mincemeat out of the church’s motion to dismiss. How could high priced lawyers have made so many mistakes in a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss? Desperation, perhaps? First, (if I have read this right, and, if I have, the argument is so wrong, it is ridiculous), they allege that diversity jurisdiction doesn’t exist because all of the original defendants must be involved in this lawsuit since the Garcias allege the defendants “acted in concert.” Thus, according to the church, all of the original defendants must be scrutinized as if “acting in concert” was the equivalent of an LLC. Whitemore trashes the argument, and makes clear the named defendants meet the diversity standard. Whitemore also points out that the church has argued against the wrong complaint, that it wrongly argues against the merits of the case (not allowed in this type of motion to dismiss), and that it fails to argue the correct legal standard for an interlocutory appeal. Ironically, considering how the Texas Court of Appeals relied on deposition testimony of church members to find for Miscavige, Whitemore cites Garcia’s deposition testimony to support his ruling. This is a very big defeat for Miscavige et al, the question is whether they will now file their answer or risk Whitemore’s anger by filing another motion to dismiss.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Thank you for the legal translations, as always. It is so helpful in making sense of it all.

      As to your question, “How could high priced lawyers have made so many mistakes…?”, I’m going with Miscavige conducting his own ever brilliant strategies and whispering them in his legal minions’ ears.

      http://i.imgur.com/PMNJ5Hl.jpg

      • Jgg2012

        Because, they are not trying to win. They are trying to stall by making as many frivolous motions as possible. In the long run, the judge will have less respect for these lawyers.

      • Observer

        Yep. Different trial, same level of competency.

        *refresh*

        • Missionary Kid

          Hey, he isn’t King of the Footbullets for nothing!

        • Aslansown

          Love the hamster pedalling and pedalling as fast as he can. Poor little guy (the hamster, not DM).

      • Lady Squash

        I have a different take. I think it is harassment pure and simple. In that light the motions to dismiss are very creative. And the more ridiculous motions filed, the more billable hours for the attorneys. It’s an interesting strategy and has certainly worked in the past. Scientology has never been about the Truth or rationality or reason. They’re predictors and I assume their attorneys simply go along with it. Why not, the pay is good.

        • Missionary Kid

          There should be a sign made: Attention $cientology Whales: Your donations are putting many children through private schools and colleges and providing retirement funds for their parents, all $cientology attorneys.

      • indie8million

        Exactly THDNE. And exactly the same way that John Travolta, with his connections to top Hollywood directors and producers made such a dog’s breakfast out of the fascinating book, “Battlefield Earth.”

        When DM is “advising” It always turns as psychotic as he is.

        By the way… “Thone”…isn’t that a name of a Greek God or Goddess? :)

    • Observer

      The lousy arguments make perfect sense if Captain Miscavige is micromanaging the lawyers.

    • aquaclara

      Thanks, Still. The Garcias were sold a cross in Clearwater, paid for a cross, and were fed bullsh*t along the way. I hope they get their money back, and show what a fraud this was all along.

      Hugs to Judge Whittemore. He sees through the BS.

    • Chee Chalker

      It may have been a Hail Mary on the attorneys part or, as THDNE states below, a certain diminutive client demanding that something be done! The lunatic is in charge of the asylum (think Battlefield Earth, DM’s idea of a Hollywood blockbuster…. He probably came up with this strategy thinking “case dismissed!”)

      • Missionary Kid

        IMO, the delusion and hubris are strong in the little one.

        • Chee Chalker

          Evil he is……stopped he must be

          • Verve

            I doubt his Schwartz is a big as ours.

    • Zana

      Perhaps it was DM’s argument that he insisted the lawyers use in this case. I mean, as you said, how could so many high-priced lawyers make so many mistakes? Could be they have had a tiny midget throwing a two-year-old’s tantrum and insisting that they do it “his” way? If so, I can imagine the lawyers throwing up their hands and saying… “Okay… here’s the bill for it,” … and then just shrugging and going back to their other work.

  • Crimsontide

    When have they ever “answered” any allegations? The wheels on their bus go round and round, no answers, just attacks. Somehow, someway, a Judge is going to get tired of this shit. I hope.

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

    . . .

  • outraged

    Yes! this is great news. Could not be better timing.

    Go Garcia’s go!!

    Stop the Migeon, stop the Migeon, stop the Miserable Motheaten Migeon Matter NOW!

  • Sejanus

    Bahahahaha!

    Suck it DM.
    Your paid gunmen are letting you down shorty.
    They are all against you.

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

    Caption contest! (refresh)

    • Jgg2012

      Her: “You promised a refund!”
      Him: “LRH never said anything about refunds.”

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

        Love his thought bubble!

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Him: *Obviously has money for food. Time for a status upgrade*

    • Ardent

      Woman: My husband left me this thing… Man in Shop: Oh crap. Another.

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

      Woman: Worse. Easybake. Ever.

    • DMSTCC

      Woman: This fucking thing has not improved my sex life
      Man: Where are the cans?

    • Jimmy3

      Woman: It must be broken. It’s not working.
      Man: If you paid thousands of dollars for it, it’s working as intended.

    • aquaclara

      I paid $5,000 for this! And it still says there is a thetan in my mirror!

      (With an appreciative nod to Black Rob for his deliciously theta WWP postings)

    • richelieu jr

      Woman: This stupid thing was supposed to show the way to happiness!

      Man: Goodl uck with that! That scuba diving midget has taken its final dive!

  • Mark
    • Jgg2012

      Just ask Larry Anderson if Scientology thinks a refund is too much to ask.

  • Mark
  • Hyder Simpson

    Anyone feel like playing a bit of whack-a-mole?

    http://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-105#post-2473603

    It was a short list this morning when Pierrot first posted but there has been a bit of activity in the last few hours so scroll down to find the newest ads

    • Aslansown

      So now they’re hiding their ads in “Health and Beauty” and “For Sale”?

      • Verve

        Pathetic.

  • 1subgenius

    At some point they will move to disqualify this judge.
    Reserving the right to be wrong, as always, I believe this judge previously whacked a religious fraud pretty hard.

  • ze moo

    Well, about time. I had thought the Garcia suit was out in Twilight Zone. Yeah for some movement and yeahhhhh for the ruling. While there are many hurdles left, it is nice to see the judge using some common sense. Between Woodward and the Garcia’s the current clam ‘refund’ scheme is destined for the deep six.

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Alexa update for July 25: *refresh for images*

    Tony: US rank #17,659 – up 218 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 22,419)
    Scientology: US rank #57,986 – up 287 from yesterday. (Average rank last 3 months: 63,141)

    Difference: 40,327 – 69 less than yesterday. (Average difference last 3 months: 40,721)

    Clicks from India – 7,7% today.

    • Missionary Kid

      Thanks. I remind myself that Tony going up 200 positions compared to Co$ going up 200 positions means that probably he’s had 10 times the click increase they have. IMO, the scale is closer to logarithmic than linear.

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

    I would like to see refund suits start to pile up like the Hambo suits.

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

      Yeah, less chance of good cases just vanishing like John Lindstein if DM digs deep enough to make it go away.

      • Jimmy3

        It’s rather sad that, in a story about human trafficking and slave labor, the most shocking bit is that it costs more than $400,000 to restore an old film from the 1970s. Is that true?

  • nottrue

    Feshbach is up to no good……..

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

      More-so than usual?

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Like, two-three weeks after the exclusive meet-and-greet with Pam Bondi.

      You don’t say?

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

    Boy…. they just don’t give up do they…

    “Operators of Scientology rehab center to open Clearwater halfway house”

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/operators-of-scientology-rehab-center-to-open-clearwater-halfway-house-/2190139

    • Jimmy3

      That sounds so familiar…

  • nottrue

    its on the HISTORY channel too……..

    • Missionary Kid

      The thing about Discovery Channel programs is that they rotate them between different channels. That show will be shown over and over again on different venues. It only adds to the drumbeat to bring down Co$. To mix metaphors, they are corrosive on what little good reputation Co$ has, and will make it easier for the whales to swim away. (third metaphor).

    • Robert Eckert

      Scientology head-to-head against the Reptilians? Not sure who wins that matchup.

  • aquaclara

    Who snuck today’s double WIN in here?
    Congratulations, Garcias. This is terrific.

    Now off for some reading to catch up on the day….

    Happy Friday, Bunkerites.

  • Narapoid

    Little Nero wants to keep the other whales from hearing this…. Luis and Rocio, they believed fully all of Hubbard’s work, and the COB of RTC screwed the whole package up. How many more have left quietly. How many more are watching quietly? Better Sec check the SHIT out of all those who remain. And NO, it won’t seem like a creepy reduction of those who succeeded in spite of $cientology Money grabbing…

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

    a little late night blind item guess

    • Baby

      OMG Lush..hahaha I don’t know how I could have gone 67 years without knowing what a roman a clef was..

      So I hearsayed it.. and look what I found..what a coincidence

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/books/amy-sohns-the-actress-a-tom-cruise-roman-a-clef.html?_r=0

      • outraged

        Very Maslinish review. Who do you think this is?

        It comes as a great relief when the lovebirds reach a kind of understanding, thanks in part to Maddy’s visit to the only old friend of Steven’s who won’t take stupid questions like “Did I marry a fraud?” seriously.

        “I can’t tell you who he is,” this man says. “Why would I presume to know? I’m not Gay Yoda.”

        • Baby

          Don’t you love it outraged..hahaha

    • outraged

      speaking of Roaming Clefs, great Dear John letter in your last Scientology Bollocks post.

      My favorite line:

      Of all the things if you are gay, I hope you didn’t go to the church with a hope of being de-gayed and that your sexuality isn’t negatively bound up somehow in your continued association with it.

      oh not, couldn’t be that, could it? :-}

  • Tony Ortega

    Interesting new piece by Joe Childs about Scientology getting ready to open a “halfway house” in Clearwater. And Joe uses it to review all the stuff about the Narconons that you read here first — Kurt Feshbach’s involvement in the Hernando County lawsuit, the deaths in Oklahoma, the grand jury there, and a bunch of other stuff.

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/operators-of-scientology-rehab-center-to-open-clearwater-halfway-house-/2190139

    • Captain Howdy

      This would be the first narconon “halfway house” I’ve ever heard of.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Maybe it’s a way of not paying “graduates” a juicy commission when they get them working for free labor. Wouldn’t a halfway house need licenses and be open to inspections and regulations?

        • Captain Howdy

          A halfway house is suppose to be the third stage in long term treatment, the first two being detox and rehab. In a typical halfway house you’re expected to find a job and pay rent. The stay is usually limited to six months.

          One halfway house I was in, the first thing they had us do was apply for food stamps, which you turned over to the house — never mind they were getting all their food free from the food bank. When you found a job you were expected to pay rent — never mind they were getting a daily payment from the state for us being there. It was such a sweet racket that this place, Hope House, owned three adjacent brownstones, free & clear, in the South End of Boston, which is huge $.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Wow, had no idea. Imagine a scientology version of a halfway house. Another scary bedtime movie. Ot, but after helping others with no cable tv, i cut the cord. Beem learning new tech stuff and don’t miss all gthechannels I never watch. Found Crackle too which has the Prisoner series. It has a bubble too, so there’s my sci tie in.

            • Captain Howdy

              Cables a waste of money. Get an antenna and get the local stations and for anything else go to a place like this http://www.solarmovie.is/movie/search/2013/ . Remember to use adblock plus and don’t click yes on any plug-ins or shit like that they tell you you need..

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              already did:) New technology made indoor antennae possible too. tks.

            • Frodis73

              oh yeah, this isn’t going to end well. They just found another way to make money & rip off taxpayers…and harm ppl. All the stuff they are so good at. This really makes me mad! I can’t believe the city approved this.

        • richelieu jr

          Yes: Scientology version:

          (Howdy Enters)

          Cp’n Howdy: WTF? Rice AND beans?

          R jr: (eyes flick towards doorway) Yeah, the Taxman’s here…

          An inspector for Human Health and Services stands by the door…

          Cp’n H: Figures. Fruitloops this am shoulda tipped me off…

          THDNE: Especially as they asked for all the red ones back as soon as the cop was gone….

          R Jr: Lucky this is a halfway house or they’d have had the yellows too…

          C’pn H: Nah, you’re thinkin’ of GaLUHxy Charms….

          THDNE: They’re magically thinkin’ surprisin!

      • Missionary Kid

        They’re all halfway houses…to hell.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      It’s good to see some of the major supporters like the Feschbach’s as well as the celebs get their proper credit as Profiteers of Narconon, complete with all the gory details.

      I wonder where the halfway house terminology came from though, Mr Childs are a Narconon shill? If it’s from scientology, it’s a brand new ploy.

    • aquaclara

      Nice inclusion of all the stories. It needs some posts from us, I see!

      I believe this property was owned by the Scilon school that was shut down, and they filed for a permit to expand back in the last year to create a NN property. Will have to dig up the details later this weekend.

      It’s absolutely horrific that they could even contemplate expanding NN with all the lawsuits going on.
      Time for comments on Tampa Bay.com.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’m sure that Scientology is even more pissed off at him over that one.

      He probably took a stock news item (or press release) and used it to display all of their dirty laundry.

      Good job, Joe.

  • outraged

    If anyone needs a shot of Black Rob’s Thetans destroying Mirror thread, this page has everything. Depressing, funny, outrageous, awful stories. Saddest are the parents asking for help to tech their kids instead of just loving and nurturing them. And that little girl looking so excited. You just know what is going to happen to her eventually. This cult has got to die before she does.

    http://whyweprotest.net/threads/i-have-a-thetan-who-does-things-to-my-mirror-and-its-annoying-what-should-i-do.105033/page-112

  • Lady Squash

    I remember postulate checks. I was pressured to write one. I refused but really was putting thousands of dollars on my credit cards any different. It was wishful thinking. I bought into the whole “you’ll be so able when you finish your service that paying back the money won’t be a problem”. Boy do I feel dumb.

    • Missionary Kid

      Please don’t feel dumb. You were being manipulated by pros. You only had the experience a few times. They’d done it hundreds of times, and they also had access to all of your files. (Confidentiality in Co$ is an oxymoron). They also knew which appeals would work on you from past experiences with you. They had all the crib notes on your “ruins.”

      • Lady Squash

        Thank you for the kind words, Missionary Kid.

        • Missionary Kid

          They are kind, but true. Please forgive yourself. You were doing the best you could.

  • Lady Squash

    That’s such good news about the Garcia case. I’m thinking the Judge just might be onto the whole SCN racket.

  • Jason Barclay

    Wow way to go! The church is going to have to wake up sooner or later and at least purge tyrants like DM from it. If he hasn’t done irreparable damage already.

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

    They’re calling it Philososmith [ism] now… pic’ also noticed a few sites are posting that Top Gun 2 is a go but they’re linking to a KpopStarz article that headlines a quote that Tony Scott is directing… youy know, the Tony Scott who has almost been dead for a year; obviously the Cruise PR noobs have been given a reprimand or something and have nothing positive to report so are coming up with this old crap….

    funnily enough these Cruise stories come from “lawyer friendly” sites
    http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/6204/20140725/tom-cruise-top-gun-2-release-date-new-scriptwriter.htm

    and http://www.vcpost.com/articles/24950/20140724/top-gun-2-update-release-date-coming-soon-will-feature.htm

    • outraged

      What’s with Scientology and costumes? Jaden seems to be the epitome of this affect.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2706198/Jaden-Smith-reprises-outfit-wore-Kim-Kardashians-wedding-poses-Comic-Con-white-Batman-costume.html

      Not to mention The Little Guy Who Couldn’t and his fake medals.

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

        ha, missed this one… boy, at this rate I reckon it’s not going to end well… kid needs a reality check or therapy or something

        • outraged

          he needs a parent.

          • Missionary Kid

            {{Why would he need a parent? He’s just been a miniature adult while he was growing up.}}

            I feel sorry for the @$%##$$#@. For once, I couldn’t come up with a name for him and his behavior – and that’s with all of my lists available.

            • Missionary Kid

              Hell, here’s the list on Jaden Smith
              Daddy’s Dreadfully Dreadlocked Douchebag
              Fresh Douche of Bel Air
              Hollywood über-douchebag brat
              Mini Douchetard
              Will’s Worthless Wonder Child of Woe

              Pick one or add a new one.

            • outraged

              Just-A Douche

            • Missionary Kid
            • outraged

              omygosh. That is the longest post in history. It took me ten minutes to find Jadend.

              Do you have that saved somewhere else? Maybe Tony could do a whole entry one day with just your lists. And then you can keep adding them there.

            • Missionary Kid

              Oops. I just added your first nickname to the list. If you go back to http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/25/garcia-federal-fraud-lawsuit-survives-another-challenge-by-scientology/#comment-1504847380 in a couple of minutes, I’ll have the list redone.

              The whole list of all the other MISCELANEOUS $CIENTOLOGISTS as well are at http://tonyortega.org/2014/06/12/more-proof-of-kerri-kasems-scientology-involvement-and-laura-prepon-lies-like-a-rug/#comment-1439057948

            • outraged

              More Names For He Who Will NEver BE Named:

              David the Mousehearted
              Mr. D. Mistaken4 aMan
              Davey the Ball-less Wonder
              The Little Fisticuff
              Wizard of Ooze

              David Miscavige Defender of Child Abusers
              David Miscavige Stealer of Bank Accounts
              David Miscavige Kidnapper of Children
              David Miscavige Murderer of Children
              David Miscavige The Unbelievable Arsehole.

              enuf for now. :-}

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve sorted out the nicknames and things said about and have distributed them on the following lists:
              Scientology
              The Lost Religious Wrong

              Scientologists
              Scientoidiots
              Those Left To Languish
              Still-In-D’Niles
              anti-Mindologists

              DM Nicknames
              David the Mousehearted
              Mr. D. Mistaken4 aMan
              Davey the Ball-less Wonder
              The Little Fisticuff
              Wizard of Ooze

              Said about DM
              David Miscavige Defender of Child Abusers
              David Miscavige Stealer of Bank Accounts
              David Miscavige Kidnapper of Children
              David Miscavige Murderer of Children
              David Miscavige The Unbelievable Arsehole.

            • outraged

              More Names for The Cult That Couldn’t

              The Lost Religious Wrong
              Scientoidiots
              Those Left To Languish
              Still-In-D’Niles
              anti-Mindologists
              and last but not least:
              WHY ARE YOU STILL IN THIS EFFING CULT YOU DUMP SHEEPLE!!!
              GET THE HELL OUT OF RODGERDODGERS

            • Elar Aitch

              Philososmith ^^

            • outraged

              everyone needs a parent.

            • Missionary Kid

              Since his parents refused to be parents because of their Co$ influence, He’s gonna have a rough time IRL.

            • outraged

              Exactly my point. Yes, he is responsible for his own actions. But he was neglected and exposed to a child abusing cult. Only the strongest survived. THis is kid is not emotionally tough.

            • Missionary Kid

              He’s not as big as his dad, and, while he may be a curiosity at ComicCon, he’s not going to do well outside of the celebribubble.

              While he’s said that he wanted at one time to be be declared an emancipated minor, he seems to exist in a very childlike shape. Usually when a child is treated like an adult in childhood, they often revert to childhood as an adult.

            • outraged

              He is an attention seeking missile with no guidance system.

              Is Jaden a Scientologist?

            • Missionary Kid

              I’ve added your comment to the list here at http://tonyortega.org/2014/07/25/garcia-federal-fraud-lawsuit-survives-another-challenge-by-scientology/#comment-1504847380 as well as the location where I keep the list of MISCELANEOUS $CIENTOLOGISTS http://tonyortega.org/2014/06/12/more-proof-of-kerri-kasems-scientology-involvement-and-laura-prepon-lies-like-a-rug/#comment-1439057948

              I don’t know if Jaden is a $cientologist, but, seeing as his parents haven’t come out in the open as clams, I don’t expect him to, either.

          • Captain Howdy

            He needs a hickory switch.

        • Missionary Kid

          $cientology can help him with that.
          Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

      • Aslansown

        I’d give (almost) anything to see an actual expression on his face. He always has that blank look.

        • outraged

          He gets that from the Kardishes.

          • Aslansown

            I only know them from photos. I consider it one of my life’s greatest achievements that I have never seen a second of their show! ;)

            • outraged

              They are famous for being not famous. The first.

            • Missionary Kid

              They are a modern version of the Gabor sisters, although Eva had some talent.

            • outraged

              Eva was wonderful.
              Green Acres is the place to be!

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

        slight shoop for the lulz….

    • 1subgenius

      There’s no burn like a media lush burn.
      Nice job.

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

      That young lad is ready for Processing.

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

    as I’m blocked by her maybe someone else (Miss Tia?) might like to trump Krustie’s retweet with a Narconon one [pic]

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

    To any of the exes with a good memory or any others here did Hubbard ever have an explanation for ‘Black Holes’… or where they after his time?… have a craving to get his thinking on them for the lulz… also see pic – which I find, er… interesting

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

      They just side with what scientists say about it, afaik.

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

        I am disappoint… Hubbard explaining a black hole is what I really want to listen to now [wasn’t there a great Hubbard voice impersonator mentioned back in the VV days… if if his theory on black holes doesn’t exist it would be a laugh to transcribe what he would have said…

        • DodoTheLaser

          Apparently, Hubbard either didn’t know about black holes or wisely choose not to research nor discuss them for a fear of being sucked into one and possibly loosing the whole sweet cult gig and awesomely stupid money. Clearly, even Ron super OT, couldn’t confront that space vacuum. There goes “theta over MEST” theory, straight in the black hole. All I ever heard on it is from CO CLO Europe and OT – Walter Kotric (at the time CO CLO Russia) referencing scientific/astronomic discoveries on the subject. So yeah, it was a little disappointing. He did tell us not to talk to aliens, if we see them. So that was good.
          He also said that one of the Mars’ moons is actually a giant spaceship. There.

          • DodoTheLaser

            Here’s pic of Walter and his wife Zara.

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

            Ha, ha, ha…. oh man, there’s so much potential comedic gold to be mined once the cult implodes past it’s fulcrum {pretty sure it already has, ed} … “Oh man, he’s gone all Hubbard” could be an expression in SyFy movies when the tech speak starts becoming a joke that even basic 3rd grade Physics kids know is bollocks…. in fact I would like to officially announce and suggest that whenever a person is seen to confidently explain science but obviously doesn’t have a clue that they are forthwith known to “BE DOING A HUBBARD®™©”….

            • DodoTheLaser

              Oh, look!

              “In his sci-fi novel, Volume I of Mission Earth, Hubbard describes black
              holes as sources of energy. But nowadays even a 5-th grader knows that
              black holes absorb energy without emitting it. Hubbard’s stupidity
              prevented him from giving correct description of a black hole.”

              http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?28308-Hubbard-Talks-about-Math-Physics-Neural-Science

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

              … mind you he “PULLED A HUBBARD®™©” explaining the question he just got wrong

              “Finally Hubbard arrives at the most stunning conclusion that I have heard so far — the math does not work in this universe”

              … incidentally here’s a recent video that describes gravity in one of the most elegant ways I’ve ever seen http://youtu.be/vO2UgKUQ9Yc

            • DodoTheLaser

              Thanks. That video gives me very interesting thoughts/theories regarding black holes…

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

    checking all clam relevant twitter feeds and came across this Amy Nicholson post that actually made me laugh

    * she’s the hack you wrote that uninformed piece on Cruise and how we all should love him because he really didn’t jump on the couch

    pic

    • DodoTheLaser

      You might like this too, ML.

      “And the insane bouncing episode Tom Cruise had on Oprah a few
      years ago was, as we all now know, not a byproduct of secret
      Scientologist rites but merely a heroic attempt to kill the murderous
      Decepticon disguised as a couch.”

      Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-insane-celebrity-conspiracy-theories-we-wish-were-true/#ixzz38YZavRiA

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

        … wish they expanded that idea a bit more…. anyway, as if confirmation was needed that Amy Nicholson’s piece wasn’t a total brown-nose job we have this little pic….

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

    I don’t go to the boards but did they discuss or perhaps know what Cruise actually did in the London Org he visted a couple of days ago?

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush
  • i-Betty

    I’m imagining a darkened room at the back of a lawyerly gentlemans club in a little backstreet brownstone in New York, a little like this one, where men of the judiciary (not women, because we need a strong man to help direct our spending so we shouldn’t even be considering difficult jobs like lawyer or judge) gather to discuss particularly irksome litigants and defendants and decide when enough is enough.

    Congrats, Garcias :)

  • valshifter

    There is no arbitration in scientology to begin with, all is a sham. I hope the Judge sees this and don’t let the Garcia’s to the churches fate. At what time the Garcia’s have to prove the “arbitration” is a sham? after the ruling or before the ruling? has anybody in the history of scientology ever been thru arbitration with the cult to begin with? and what was the outcome?

    • Mark Foster

      tons of examples…check out the Wollersheim case as one example from the 80´s…

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ RED X +–+RED X +–+ RED X *** Saturday 26th of July

    Today we reverse back to the complete daily list so that we can X-check
    our work from the last 2 days, we will discover what was not reported
    we will also flag the ones we missed (better late than never)
    RE-FLAG your Region & adopted Regions, and any of your pet peeves.
    Dodo is needed at Cincinnati!

    http://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-105#post-2473795

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

    Go, allez, avanti Luis and Rocio, Ty AP

    • DodoTheLaser

      Done. Them are some fine caliber lame ass ads. Thanks.
      No way anyone would respond to them. Flagged anyway.

      • Hamtaro

        Woke up early and just started blasting Cinci. Two of the three new ads are already “flagged for removal.” Looks like everybody blasted them to kingdom come already!

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

    probably last post… too fuggled to disseminate this – don’t know if this is pro or against but feel it’s important given the title:

    Unchosen: From the Ashes of Scientology Rises a Promising New Author, and a Blockbuster New Book Series

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2080327

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

    TO PULL A HUBBARD = TALKING BOLLOCKS

    … please see my comments below to see the origin of this…. I’m putting this here as it will be in my Disqus page to remind me how much ‘Hubbarding’ [or not] I was doing after my [it's been a couple of weeks] late night XO’ing and espressoing … I think transferring’ HUBBARD’ to verbage and as an adjective is the way to go… to thrust it’s connotation into all the the things we know about him is a noble pursuit… or something… anyway, I’m off to bed!

    • DodoTheLaser

      Considering Hubbs wanted his name to be smashed in history, apparently by any means, we should drop that idea, no matter how appealing. It has plenty of potential to go viral. Or not. It’s educational too.

  • DodoTheLaser

    If Garcia’s will win this, they should be given their money back AND the Super Cross they paid for.
    There is absolutely no reason, Super Power building should have a cross on top of it, imo.

  • Elar Aitch

    Hmmm…what delicioius morsel does Tony have for us this morning?

    • DodoTheLaser

      CalMag?

      • Elar Aitch

        Not the kind of dose I had in mind

        • DodoTheLaser

          Ok. Milkshake. Sorry. :)

          • Elar Aitch

            I could handle a 19th helping of Hambo!

            • DodoTheLaser

              Or 20.

            • Elar Aitch

              Another law suit from Ryan Hamilton would be a great way to start (or in my case, end)a Saturday!

            • DodoTheLaser

              Lawyers normally play golf on weekends.

  • Jonathan Cummings

    It’s always great when Scientology doesn’t get it’s way in court. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go with this case, but I am hoping for the best. It would be tragic if the court made the Luis go through Scientology’s arbitration procedure. We all know the cults arbitration process is a total sham. It is so frustrating that Scientology gets to use the religious protections granted in the USA, because in reality Scientology is an illegal business masquerading as a religion.