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Scientology ambush! Another crazy encounter, this time with Marc Headley at Int Base

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Just a few weeks ago, former Scientology executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun found himself confronted by three high-ranking church officials who ambushed him at a gate in the Los Angeles International Airport while carrying cameras and speaking bizarrely. The video Rathbun shot of the encounter got a lot of attention in the press as it captured the strange way Scientology has of dealing with former members.

And now it’s happened again. Last night, former Scientology “Sea Org” worker Marc Headley accompanied a television crew from Denmark as it surveyed the flood damage at Scientology’s secretive International Base east of Los Angeles. Headley tells us that a mudslide which had closed Gilman Springs Road (the road that bisects the 500 acre compound) has wiped out a whole section of the fence that not only keeps the public out of the facility, but also is intended to keep Scientologists at the base from getting out.

 
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[Marc Headley poses in front of the mudslide damage that took out a portion of Int Base’s fence]

 
Headley and his wife Claire each had to plan meticulous and risky escapes in order to get away from their restrictive life on the base in 2005, and those escapes became the material for Headley’s 2009 book, Blown for Good. So yesterday, Headley was showing the Danish crew the places he describes in the book. And they were just about to wrap up and drive back to LA, he says, when a group of about ten Scientology Sea Org workers suddenly showed up with cameras and began berating Marc.

Headley tells us he had brought several high-quality cameras on the trip, but the ambush was so sudden, he only had time to get out his iPhone and record a couple of short videos.

 

 

 

 
Here’s what Marc sent us about the incident…

We left for the base in the early afternoon from Los Angeles. We arrived in two vehicles. The main production crew in a large SUV and on of the producers in another. We had a sound guy, camera operator and the two production executives and myself. There was also an ex-Scientologist from Denmark named Robert Dam. Robert left Scientology after 20 years and his wife and children left with him. He also wrote a book on his experiences that was published in Denmark in 2011.

The idea was that I would give them a tour of the base from the highway and if anybody came out to talk, Robert was going to ask them some questions. To add a tad bit of variety to our visit, the Int Base was recently flooded and most of the road on both far ends of the property had been covered with mud. As this happened a few days ago, the road through the middle of the property had been plowed and most of the mud was now on the sides of the highway where we had to walk. We walked towards the Int Base and I started showing them were everything was. First off we go to OGH or Old Gilman House. It is gone. Bulldozed. It is an empty dirt field with zero buildings anywhere near it. Everything in that area is GONE.

We then toured through the center of the property with no activity. As we were passing the main guard booth a van sped up to the main Golden Era administrative building and an old buddy of mine, Kevin McEnery jumped out and he had a camera in hand. He rushed into the building and as he did I said hello and waved to him. We walked all the way down to the luxury bungalows known as the “G Units” that were renovated for Tom Cruise in the early 1990s. In August 1990 there was a huge flash flood that damaged these units. And this time the mud made its way to this same area and huge section of the perimeter fence was missing! There was a small crew with two bulldozers that were moving mud and driving through the gaping hole in the perimeter fence. These crew were not Sea Org staff and appeared to have been hired to repair the mud damage.

As we approached the gate at the G units, we heard a voice talking out of the speaker box installed in the gate. It was Kevin Cataeno, the Int Base Security Chief. He said, ”Hey Marc, Did you tell them about all the money you took from the Church?” I laughed and told him, “Well, I told them everything and even said that you guys would talk about that if you got a chance.” No response. I entertained the bulldozer crew for a few minutes by talking into the speaker box, but got no response from the Sea Org security crew.

I posed for a few shots in front of the gaping hole in the perimeter fence and we headed back to the other end of the property where the cars were parked. So far we had only seen one person (Kevin) and a few people that hid in an electrical building as soon as they spotted us. This entire time, the Danish video crew was shooting all of this on HD video and documenting our entire trip.

As we made our way back to the middle of the property, we saw three people waiting for us. Kevin McEnery was there with his handheld camera, Jorgen Larsson from Security was there with an additional camera and a parabolic microphone set-up, and
Catherine Fraser.

Catherine Fraser is the Port Captain Gold. This is the Public Relations position within Sea Organization Units. Robert Dam walked up to talk to her and I hung back behind the Danish video crew. This was Robert’s big chance to ask some questions. Unfortunately, The Scientology folks would have none of it. Catherine walked around Robert and made her way over to me and started saying how I was not welcome there and that I “never held any high positions in Scientology.” How I had “owed them money and that I had never paid the money that I had owed them. “ It was right out of the “Squirrel Busters” confront manual.

She kept repeating these statements over and over again while the other two recorded this on camera. I laughed and explained to Robert that I used to work with Kevin McEnery and he was one of my best buds when I worked there 10 years ago. Kevin was visibly shaking while standing there with the camera. Catherine continued to say how I had never held any high positions in Scientology. It was sort of bizarre and she would not engage in a conversation whatsoever, she just kept repeating her statement over and over. Ironically, for most of the time she was at the Base at the same time I was, I was senior to her. Kevin and Jorgen the security guard and all of them called me “Sir.” Either way, as it was clear that she would not talk to Robert and she would not engage in a conversation with me or the Danish video crew – she retreated back into the main gate and was not interested in chanting her statements at me further.

We walked the final leg back to the vehicles and packed up all of the equipment. By this time it was completely dark and with rush hour there was a heavy stream of vehicles on the highway. As we were just about to drive off, several vehicles started pulling up behind us and across the highway from us. As soon as I alerted the Danish crew that we had company, there were many people coming up with video cameras and they were all yelling – at me.

They were:

Kevin McEnery – (Handheld Camera) Used to work for me when I was the Shoot Crew – he was my Chief Grip.
Amber O’Sullivan – My wife Claire Headley’s red headed cousin that used to be one of David Miscavige’s personal stewards – now head of the Cinematography Division In Golden Era Productions.
Eve Laws – Administrative gal from UK.
Catherine Fraser – Used to be married to Jeff Hawkins and is now the Public Relations Office for the Int Base.
Paul Sarkany – (Handheld Camera) Video Assist I/C. Used to work for me on shoot crew.
Jorgen – Security guard (never knew the guy that well)
John Stumbke – (Still Camera) Those of you who have read my book might remember Stumbke as the guy that rode around on a motorcycle in the middle of the night while a few of us ran ahead in the headlights. He is that guy.

In the most insane coincidence of the day, Robert, the ex-Scientology guy from Denmark, had previously told the video crew of some of his past horrible Scientology experiences. One of them being the time he was held at Clearwater, Florida and interrogated by a very angry RTC staff member. That RTC staff member’s name? The one and only John Stumbke.

The Danish crew really wanted to ask some questions and have a dialogue, but the Scientology posse insisted on delivering messages to me in their classic style. While they were yelling, I was showing them pictures of my kids and Claire, telling them about what a wonderful life we were living on the outside. I told them how all of them would be having such a wonderful time and be happy and not have to live in the hell that is the Int Base. Some of them were angrily yelling back, “WE ARE HAPPY!” Hearing this from John Stumbke was great as I know of at least one or two occasions when John escaped and was hunted down and brought back to the base and I am sure there are others who were at the base when this occurred.

Even better was, “HOW COME YOU NEVER PAID US THE $44,000 THE COURT ORDERED YOU TO PAY?” This got yelled at least 5-6 times. More, “You never held a high position in Scientology!” Did someone say that I did? I heard at least a few, “YOU ARE THE MEMBER OF A CYBER TERRORIST GROUP!”

All of this was taking place on the side of a busy unlit highway at night. Many of the Scientology folks were standing on the actual highway. The circus sideshow was meant for my benefit, and they seemed unconcerned that the Danish video crew was filming it all. Catherine made this point many times and insisted that they just wanted to give me a message.

If the message was that they still have a large stock of Kool-Aid on hand and are drinking their prescribed doses, I got the message loud and clear. I can only hope that I may have planted a few seeds of doubt in regards to any of them making a break to the outside world.

We traveled back to LA and from all accounts the Danish team seemed to have struck video gold and were very pleased with the day’s production. They got the entire end of the night interaction on video and all insisted that it was spectacular. They assured me that nothing like this has ever appeared on Danish TV and they are excited to finish their shooting.

Add this to the other two Scientology documentaries being produced and 2015 is shaping up quite nicely.

 
We just wanted to add that it’s a real treat to see that the ambush team brought up the money that the Headleys owed Scientology after losing their lawsuits against the church. After an appeal went against them, the Headleys were hit with a request for more then $40,000 from Scientology’s attorneys. The church graciously offered to forgive the debt if the Headleys agreed to turn over the copyright of Blown for Good and then spy for Scientology. Instead, Marc and Claire borrowed some money, sold a car and some equipment, and cashed out their savings. No way were they going to sell their souls to the organization they had finally escaped from. After we broke the news of the unholy deal Scientology had offered and about the Headleys going into hock to pay off the bill, our readers rallied and helped to raise all of the money the Headleys had paid and then some. It was our most satisfying moment ever at the Village Voice.

Hey, thanks for reminding us about it, Sea Orgers!

ADDITIONAL NOTE: For those folks who maybe weren’t around at the time and perhaps are susceptible to the disinfo being shouted at Headley in the video, it’s important to remember that the Headleys cashed out their savings, sold off a vehicle and even a playground swing set, and borrowed thousands from family in order to pay the $43,000 debt to Scientology before we ever made the church’s underhanded offer public, and before a fund to restore the Headleys was created. The Scientologists in the video are trying to create confusion by implying that the money raised for the Headleys was supposed to be paid to the church — that was never the case. The Headleys had paid Scientology before a dime was raised to make them whole.

 
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Karen de la Carriere and your proprietor interviewed

Here’s the full interview (well, a portion in the middle seems to have been cut out) followed by an interview with Karen de la Carriere on the Truth Sentinel podcast. Your proprietor begins at about 15 minutes in, and Karen takes over at the 1 hour mark.

 

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 9, 2014 at 07:40

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  • Science Doc

    Mighty Miscavige delivers his revenge, calling Cruise Control to lead the Hollywood boycott of Danish pastries.

    • Sherbet

      “You don’t know the history of Danish pastries. I do.”

      • NOLAGirl

        Bahahahaha!!!

      • Missionary Kid

        Good snark!

      • ScientologyDoesNotExist

        annnnnnd she’s off! Belly laughing.

        • Sherbet

          I haven’t accomplished my daily goal in the Bunker until one person does a spit take.

          • NOLAGirl

            Consider your goal for today accomplished. Your stats are straight up and vertical Sherb. 🙂

            • Sherbet

              And it isn’t even Thursday, NOLA.

      • That wins the comment section for the day. 🙂

        • Sherbet

          Science Doc started it.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Marc’s narrative is both amusing and astonishing. First he is accused of taking money from Scientology, then he asked about the “$44,000” from his lawsuit. Then the accusers ignore the film crew, and cut off the vehicle in order to continue their tirade. This allowed the Danish film crew to film everything. Was Miscavige watching on the closed circuit system? Did he decide the accusers were too “nice” and had to deliver the “message” more aggressively? It sounds like it. It is astonishing that the accusers even knew about the Headley lawsuit. I wonder how many of them were hoping he and Claire would win. The accusations about money were so hackneyed and tiresome that it is clear Miscavige is running out of accusations.

    The accusations present an interesting and clear insight into Miscavige’s desperation about the decline of the church. A sane, clever leader would be concerned about restructuring the church to make it welcoming for new members. A sane, clever leader would get rid of disconnection, the RPF, and goon squad ambushes with cameras. Fortunately, Miscavige is not sane nor clever, and he will never be sane or clever. Therefore, we can look forward to more Miscavige looney operations, and the demise of the church.

    • ze moo

      I have no idea if Amber O’Sullivan or Catherine Fraser was in charge of that kerfuffle, but they were there to ‘confront and shatter’ Marc and to put the fear of Lron into the Danish film crew. That their actions only reinforced the cra-cra is just par for the course.

      The clams like and abide by Lroons injunction to be nasty and threatening, it is their nature.

  • Vaquera

    Ex-Scientologist Marc Headley Videotapes Ambush Outside Church’s International Base

    http://m.ibtimes.com/ex-scientologist-marc-headley-videotapes-ambush-outside-churchs-international-base-1745246

    • “The clips show Headley arguing with a woman who refutes Headley’s claims that members are imprisoned on the compound.”

      I wish writers would be careful using the word refute. She may dispute his claims, but she certainly didn’t refute them.

    • ze moo

      The ibtimes took much of their article from Tony’s, but they did add some backstory about Rathbun and other exs.

  • Annabelle

    Thank you Marc and crew!

  • Draco

    ”Hey Marc, Did you tell them about all the money you took from the Church?”

    Infantile (eye-roll)

    • Newiga

      Yes… They are “categorically” denying and/or twisting everything… O_o

  • Jon Stumbke, also appearing in:
    Here’s a reminder of Scientology’s Cold War origins – L. Ron Hubbard on radiation! June 27, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker
    Scientology’s Concentration Camp for Its Executives: The Prisoners, Past and Present August 2, 2012, Tony Ortega, Runnin’ Scared, Village Voice

    • Ella Raitch

      Sad to revisit that list of hol-ees in the 2nd article. Yager was a child messenger for Hubbard, That poor man has had no life.

      • That list of names broke the transfer to UmbraXenu wiki because it was so long. I finally had to add that page manually. Now and then, I chip away at the red-links.

  • My those Scientologists sure know how to roll out the welcome wagon don’t they? Did they invite everyone in for a warm bowl of beans and rice and a complementary sec-check?

    • Dr_Orpheus

      SPs only deserve cold rice and beans. I’m betting that’s what the downstat Sea Org camera crew will be eating today for not smashing suppression the way COB ordered them to.

      • ze moo

        Nah, they are going to be heroes of standing up and confronting the merchants of chaos. Being nasty a%%holes is the CO$ recruiting slogan.

  • Draco

    Thanks for the details, Marc. Can’t wait to see the Danish Video. The Danes got a whole lot more than they bargained for. What they might not know, is that scilons are taught that ALL journalists are evil and just make up lies. So it doesn’t really matter how you behave in front of them. Even if you are as sweet as pie, they will edit and distort everything you say to create sensation and lies. Journalists are non-people as far as Co$ is concerned.

  • Nat-lificent

    Marc,
    It was nice of you to show them pics of your family and try to reach through the programming. The fact that they got so worked up over seeing you after ten years shows that all these people feel something about being disconnected from you. I bet it was a very emotional day. Thanks for sharing.
    -Nat
    P.S. That footage is great for just a phone. You are a pro!

    • NOLAGirl

      It is great footage for a phone. Time for Marc to get an endorsement deal. 🙂

      “Do you need a reliable camera on your phone? Do you need it to work in any conditions when you’re confronted by a brigade of insane Kool-Aid drinking Scientologists? Then come in today and get your (insert Marc’s phone name here) so you never miss a moment of the lunacy!”

      • Newiga

        How about a camera app called: Clamcam. Comes with a build-in meme maker for J&Ding.

      • lucille austero

        I guess I’m giving up on sipping my coffee WHILE perusing the Bunker.

        • ze moo

          I installed my ‘prophylactics’ for keyboards long ago. Save me a lot of money.

        • Draco

          Good idea.

  • Wow, a bung of hand-picked violently insane sociopaths, and these insane loons don’t even care that they are on camera and will be splashed all over the Internet and (hopefully) Danish television. Amazing. These violent loons got their orders and without a moment’s thought about the consequences they yarked off in to their insane programmed ranting lunacy. Amazing.

    • lucille austero

      I totally had to cover my mouth so the coffee would not spray out!

      • Mark Foster

        Please visit liquidproofkeypadsandmonitors/bunkerspecials.com

    • Sherbet

      There’s really nothing more I can say on the subject; it’s so hysterically funny and astonishing at the same time. But I can’t pull away from the Bunker. We’re all in the same boat here, shaking our heads and yelling, “Wha?? They did what?? On camera?”

      • Almost as if the Internet didn’t exist. Wow.

        • Sherbet

          It’s the plot of a 1950s-era movie: Zombies doing the work of an evil tyrant.

          • NOLAGirl

            Not sure why, but that made me think of the shoop (by Obs I think) with Miscavige sitting on a throne with his John Allender dog at his feet. 🙂

            • Sherbet

              I think DM didn’t get the correct message from the Wall of Fire, and he thinks he was supposed to emulate Xenu, instead of being reviled by his evil warlordishness.

        • They still think it’s the early ’90’s.

      • Draco

        I know! Today I was just going to pop in for a few minutes to check out the latest post…hours later, here I am still! Tony, you are not good for housekeeping! I am sure I am not the only one with unmade beds and dishes getting washed in bits and pieces as I need them.

        • Sherbet

          Ditto, Draco. It’s a trap, the Bunker is. 🙂

    • ze moo

      And the clams wonder why their public reputation is so full of crazy and nastiness. Marc’s comment about tr-1 is so correct. The police man was very professional and simply reminded the ‘confronters’ that playing in the street at night time was not a good idea. Something most 5 years have already learned.

      The idea behind this confront was not to generate good pr, but to remind everyone what nasty a$$holes they are and that they will happily get the clan of clams after you. But only if you come close enough, they don’t drive that many to the airport or your house. Someone might escape otherwise.

      • “I think it’s a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist.” — Tom Cruise. And wasn’t it Heber that said that when someone says they’re a Scientologist, they’re automatically afforded respect?

        It’s Upside Down World with these few remaining customers.

        • ze moo

          Just because everyone moves away from you when you announce that you’re a $cientolgist, that doesn’t mean they respect you.

          • Ha! And ironically you are literally correct. I have never tried it, I have never told someone I’m a Scientology customer just to judge their reactions, when during street protests when someone walking by asks what’s going on and you inform them that the nut you’re talking with is a Scientologist, people really do step away from the person.

            We saw that in Clearwater in 1998 during the Lisa McPherson Protest. We even had a woman stop her car in front of the Fort Homicide in traffic, run to David and hug him and thank everyone for protesting, then she ran back to her car and drove off.

  • HartleyPatterson

    More internalised craziness. After the first encounters they realise (or get told by him) that this isn’t effing good enough for DM, they have to scream and shout to drive out the demons.

    And it worked. The SPs and their media minions RAN AWAY! Big Win!!

    Robert Dam is a printer and when a Scientologist (TM) used to do work for the cult in Denmark. His realisation that the small print runs did not match up with ‘millions of members’ was one of the factors that caused him to leave a decade ago. I’m pleased to hear he’s still around.

    • It would be interesting to know just how small those print runs were…

      • Missionary Kid

        Probably, a lot of them end ed up in the trash.

      • Sejanus

        Well first you would need a microscope….lol

      • One set of data in “Afhopperen”[1] is from 1996 and has 74.000 people on the list of those who were (at the time), or had been, on course and 170.000 on the list of everyone who had ever bought a book. It’s not specified, but I think this is for Europe only.

        Robert does note that at the time, he would have known that the actual membership numbers were way lower than these, but he preferred not to think about it.

        [1] “Afhopperen Mine 20 år i scientology,” Robert Dam, Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag 2011.

        • ze moo

          That is for all of Europe? Though Italy and the UK aren’t in the clam Europe.

          • Good question. That was in a section which described, in passing, Robert’s problems with arranging mailing and this was in a Europe context (as in “we did it this way for all European countries”). Whether Robert is talking about LRH’s pretend continents or something a little more commonly used, I don’t know.

        • Stacy

          Thanks for sharing this info. So fascinating to hear the extent of the membership lies and for how long the lie has gone on.

  • “YOU ARE THE MEMBER OF A CYBER TERRORIST GROUP!”

    Surely he can’t mean us. Surely. Absolute lunacy. People fall in to these cults and then abandon all reason, not allowed to think for themselves else they get punished.

  • lucille austero

    Just who IS this “cyber terrorist group?”

    • Mark Foster

      please visit daveyslittleosabitches.com 🙂

      • Marc Headley

        I totally clicked on that link 🙂

    • Draco

      Someone obviously told them that America has a HUGE button on the word “terrorist”. Now they think all they have to do is call someone a ….(fill in the blank) terrorist and the whole of America will hate them. Just dumb.

      • Graham

        So it’s like ‘terrorist’ is the new ‘bigot’.

  • Marc Headley

    The best part of this whole trip was that I sat down with the Danish film crew and told them all the things that would happen BEFORE we went out to the Int Base. I told them they would bring up the money stuff and how the figure had gone from $250 to $13,000! I told them that every time the Scientology folks talk about it the figure wildly changes. And during the base visit they even changed the figure a few times!

    And then the Scientology folks went through the checklist and DID EVERY SINGLE THING I SAID THEY WOULD DO.

    The Scientology folks made me look like a god damn fortune teller! The Scientology folks even used the exact same words I said they would use. As we were standing on the side of the road and they were saying what I said they would say, it was priceless.

    Scientology – Doing it wrong since inception!

    • It’s fascinating to watch the cult mind obeying orders without a moment’s thought, knowing if they refuse to obey they get punished, all while trying to be the most rabid and insane in order to win Brownie Points with the sh*tting dwarf. Amazing stuff.

      In fact this is the stuff that law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies utilize for working up profiles for the individuals and groups of individuals in the communities said agencies work with. Such videos are not only gold mines for television, but the human behavioral aspects of the dysfunctional mind are depicted in such videos and they often become part of the intelligence that agencies use in the future.

      When Federal agents finally raid Gold Base and kick in doors, the agents planning and executing the raid will have almost certainly studied these videos.

    • It’s like they got the Mr. Lube slogan backwards: DOING IT WRONG. BEFORE YOUR EYES.

    • Missionary Kid

      Marc, your last sentence is a classic, and it’s going on my list of Things Said About $cientology, with attribution.

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      It’s like you just created a new kind of scientology rundown! What will you call it?
      It’s a thing of beauty, it is.

      • Techie

        The end of endless Scientology Rundown. No Reach and all Withdraw. Exteriorization with full extraction and no contrition.

        • ScientologyDoesNotExist

          Has a nice ring to it.

    • Marc Headley

      Actually the BEST part was spending the time at the Int Base and then being able to leave to my hotel room, washing the Int Base Kool-Aid dust off and then sitting down for Chinese take-out and a few cold ones.

      I do feel for those still there but on the bright side, there were around 1000 people there and now there is only around a 1/4 of that.

      Spreading the news around the world and soon they will be out as well.

      • Marc, you can just walk around as you like. Simple as that. Isn’t it great?

        And so can anyone else in the Damnation Navy. And you can see your family, too. They haven’t all abandoned you. (And the Damnation Navy is guaranteed to abandon you, whereas your family and the rest of the world should be more than happy to give you a chance.)

      • Tracy Schmitz

        no offense to you marc, your wife or the others from rathbun to brousseau to scobee to devocht to davis to countless other high ranking officials, spokespersons, office personnel, miscavige’s and hubbard’s own family members, celebs, WHO HAVE ALL LEFT AND SPOKEN OUT as well as the authors and documentarians but well here it goes: WHY HAVENT’ YOU ALL NOT GOT TOGETHER AND BRING what you know to the full attention of law enforcement both locally in hemet and/or clearwater or national law enforcement, the f.b.i. etcetera.. why haven’t you all not got together to fill a room demanding a interview on a national show like 60 minutes, dateline, etcetera.. i mean all of you together in 1 room! and not JUST your personal experience and voice but documents and proof and what not of the evil of this cult! I’M ON YOUR SIDE, but i’m tired of just reading books, and watching youtube videos, and so on and so on.. but nothing is being done to stop this cult in reality! besides the rare lawsuit (i.e. monique’s ongoing lawsuit).. ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE SPOKEN OUT NEED TO COME TOGETHER! heck, even a fricking march on washington if need be!…

      • Narapoid

        Amen brother! Roast the cult, free the pilgrims!

    • I’ve sent this link to a good friend of mine from uni, he’s Danish and one of the top producers in Denmark (he oversaw the Russian Olympics in Sochi to give you an idea – he was the top guy); I saw him and his wife recently and we had a long chat about my fascination with Scientology…they were both amazed at the stories, who knows this might spark even more interest from other parties and/or production companies, journalists etc. Now, if we can only get the Norwegians on board to do a story there would be a very good chance I could get onto their production team in some capacity as I’m owed a lot of favours… the Norwegians from my course pretty much run their countries broadcasting in some capacity or other….. I could implement some of the ideas I mentioned in my earlier comments!

    • I just read the addendum. I Laughed Out Loud. And I’m very pleased that this is going to run on Danish TV. Denmark has its own Damnation Navy infestation right in Copenhagen and the government has been far too complacent. Until now.

    • J. Swift

      Marc, I’m wondering about two things and maybe you can answer my questions:

      1. Where were the Scientology VM’s? Why wasn’t the “largest volunteer group in the world” at the Base helping clean up the mudslide?

      2. Where was Tom Cruise? He is the only one who can help and yet he was nowhere to be seen helping to shovel the mud.

  • Glibby

    Nice job, Marc. Glad you showed them photos of your beautiful wife and family. Hopefully they got them on film and can dream later of joining you on the outside. Also, I wonder if Heber is still there, and if the hole still exists.

    • eldritch cuckoo

      ” Glad you showed them photos of your beautiful wife and family. Hopefully they got them on film and can dream later of joining you on the outside.”

      That would be wonderful!

  • chukicita

    Only in a Scientology world would it be completely normal for seven people to squish through mud at night to the edge of a dark highway toting cameras in order to yell carefully prepared antagonistic bullet points at a guy they haven’t seen in a decade.

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      Well, when you put it like That!

    • joan nieman

      It inspires a story ” The mud people in the dark”.

      • pronoia

        All your muddy base is Mud!

    • eldritch cuckoo

      A Brave New World…

  • Kevin Cataeno and Julie Caetano. Any relation? (I’ve learned to be suspicious of similar names in Scientology.)

    • Marc Headley

      Brother and Sister.

      • Aha! So which is the right spelling?

        I wonder if Kevin was part of Julie’s blow drill team? *shudder*

        • Sherbet

          I don’t know these people, but the Italian spelling would be Caetano (probably).

        • Techie

          My shaky memory says the Caetano spelling sounds right.

  • Ella Raitch

    “There was a small crew with two bulldozers that were moving mud and driving through the gaping hole in the perimeter fence. These crew were not Sea Org staff and appeared to have been hired to repair the mud damage.”

    What? Not enough Sea Ogres to handle the MEST work?

    • Or, not enough SO who could be trusted with a bulldozer. Can you imagine someone ‘blowing’ at the wheel of one of those?

      • Ella Raitch

        Ooh – I think I’ve seen that movie – someone hiding in the scoop part, which is thick steel and bullet proof….

  • ScientologyDoesNotExist

    Thanks for giving us the Video Gold Rundown, Marc. I feel my space just went zzzzooormm!
    Public Relations and Int blows a bunch of circuits for me. Does the KKK have a Public Relations spokesman? North Korea? No, they do not.

    The crowning moment in today’s Scientology Bizzaro Story is when you showed pictures of your beaming family. They may forget the words and insults and crazy lines and lies, but they will Not forget Family Pictures.
    Thanks to all including that lucky duck Danish crew. Film at 11?

    • Ella Raitch

      So glad you’re back SDNE

      • ScientologyDoesNotExist

        Tanks. Days like yesterday and today just made me all tingly inside:)

        • Missionary Kid

          May we all continue to tingle like that!

  • FollowTheMoney

    I thought the scientologists were really very helpful. They gave the Danish crew a brilliant live demonstration of dead agenting in action. That was their purpose – to undermine Marc’s credibility. What they actually achieved was cementing their reputation for cray-cray with a whole nation. Didn’t the Danish crew say nothing like this had been seen there on TV?

    • Missionary Kid

      It will be the perfect Danish $cientology recruitment video, as in “Warning! Stay away from these nuts. “

      • Gus_Cox

        Oh, it’s a great PR video for Scientology! Just show this to any wog, and he’ll run away screaming!

  • Anonymous

    Slightly off-topic, but related:

    The long awaited 500+ page U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture used by agents of the US in the aftermath of 9/11 was released today. Some observations:

    – There were some truly bizarre arguments against releasing the report because the “timing” might promote backlash in certain areas (no kidding…)

    – The political (and other) maneuvering around the release of this report (by all interested factions) has been a virtual case study in the use of propaganda, covert acts and the forwarding of hidden agendas

    – That a report was issued at all on this subject, is at least a hopeful sign that some elements of the rule of laws are still in place in America and that some public self-examination of unpleasant truths can still occur

    – This ugly chapter in US History shows how atrocious conduct can occur when people feel threatened by or are motivated by malevolent ideologies

    The summary report is here: http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

  • 1subgenius

    “After we broke the news of the unholy deal Scientology had offered and about the Headleys going into hock to pay off the bill, our readers rallied and helped to raise all of the money the Headleys had paid and then some. It was our most satisfying moment ever at the Village Voice.”

    Yeah, that was cool.
    I wonder how much the Scientologists raised for that guy who got hit on his bicycle.
    Last I saw it was around $478.

    • The criminals still use their “Finish The Ride” fake front to try to get money from people.

  • Sejanus

    So when a person is declared like Marc, there is suppposed to be none of the $cientologists that are permitted to communicate with him if I understand correctly.
    So technically everyone of these goons that spoke at Marc and yelled and so forth, they are all violating that order.
    Contradiction. An Unhealthy part of the SO diet of rice and beans.

    They level of bizarratude that gushes forth from a culty face hole is supremely disturbing.
    I don’t scream at people when I am happy.
    I tend to smile and be engaging, crack a joke or three, be affable and approachable.
    Happiness. Eluding $cientologists daily.

    The one Beeker the muppet looking weirdoid who was motorcycle clam managed to contradict himself nicely.
    He said the event never happened.
    Asked for someone named who was there.
    Marc gives a name.
    Beeker says no she was not there.
    Question…why say she wasn’t there. It implies he was there and IT HAPPENED….lol
    Lying. Just another day in the bubble.

    • Chee Chalker

      Beeker…..hilarious! Good one spot on!

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      You didn’t hear? Hubbard policies are squirrel because he was just making it all up. Today, Miscavige makes it all up as he goes along, and every order is Golden.

    • chukicita

      So much for all that money he paid to learn how to lie! Now he’ll probably have to pay it all over again.

  • Sejanus

    A gaping hole in the fence..and they still won’t make a break for it.
    I can’t even pity them anymore.

    • Sherbet

      Didn’t you hear? “WE ARE HAPPY!”

      • ScientologyDoesNotExist

        Wonder why Cathy didn’t whip out Sea Org Family snaps when Marc whipped out his?

        http://i.imgur.com/mSpT8Tq.jpg

        • Illinoisian

          [Laughing] SUCH happy faces on those three. (Can’t imagine the burden of having to be perpetually serious. If they were, indeed, saving the planet wouldn’t they be happy about it?)

        • Sejanus

          As Dr Julian Bashir once quipped….”they are the ambassadors of unhappy”.

        • Sherbet

          We are so frickin’ happy, and if you want to be as delightfully happy as we are, come on in for a personality test, and bring your wallet.

          • TheMirrorThetan

            And bring your own toilet paper, we are not a charity ya know.

        • Draco

          Just LURVE that pic! Blocking the door with scowling faces and crossed arms – really says “Please come in, we are here to save you”

          • ScientologyDoesNotExist

            It’s a classic.
            Fun factoid: The original Happiness Rundown by David Mayo was so successful, as he intended I do believe, that staff, yes even Sea Org, realized they weren’t happy, could never be happy at least slaving for this group, and routed out or blew. Miscavige, of course, later changed it all up.

        • Graham

          From the look on their faces they are suffering under The Weight of Crappiness.

      • Sejanus

        OH I heard….
        I just could not reconcile the shouting with the actions of happy human beings.

        There comes a point when an adult is responsible for their own choices..brainwashed or not.
        These clowns just make me sick.
        I just wanna slap the stupid follower sheep out of them.
        The whole scream fighting…like the louder you shout the truer it will make something.

        The sun came up in the East this morning.
        …No it didn’t.

        Yes it did we have evidence backing that up.
        …NO YOU DON’T

        You are delusional and obscuring the facts.
        …..HAHA YOU ARE DELUSIONAL!!!!!!!! SP SP SP
        …..NORMAN CORRELATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      There is no one inside allowed any where near the hole in the fence. For them The Hole and the hole do not exist.

  • Phil McKraken

    I think Marc should sue for slander each person who said he didn’t pay Scn the money he owed. Just for kicks.

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    Sorry but I can’t stop laughing! Marc I love you man!

  • Doug Parent

    Self determinism is loosely defined by L Ron Hubbard as being able to determine for ONESELF, ones own position in time and space. If you are a member of the church of scientology, whether a public, or staff, or especially on staff at the base in Hemet, you do NOT have the right or ability to determine WHERE or WHEN you want to change positions in space or time. In other words, they OWN YOU. Great job Marc!

  • Missionary Kid

    Someone will do a video compilation of the confrontations we’ve seen over the years, and call it, “Happy $cientologists.”

    • madame duran

      With Pharrell’s hit song “Happy” playing in the background. Make it so, film people.

      • Jimmy3

        sigh

        • Eileen

          It could not be avoided I guess.

      • chukicita

        ha! great minds…

    • chukicita

      no vid, but…

      • Sherbet

        I’d like to juxtapose a picture of Pope Francis or the Dalai Lama smiling benignly and demonstrating their faith and confidence in their respective belief systems.

      • eldritch cuckoo

        Eeek!
        Sorry, can’t resist … Pic added. Resemblances, you know.
        I’m up for too long, I guess.

    • Sounds like a job for Angry Gay Pope!!!!

    • One of my favorite movies ever.

      • Dr_Orpheus

        What movie is that?

  • i-Betty

    Too much excitement!

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    Fear is the highest fence.

    The fence at Gold is like a fence around a graveyard.
    Those inside can’t get out and those outside don’t want to get in.

    $cientology: we aim to sleaze

    Go get these lies, friends:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml#

    Fence tech?
    Heh!

    • Missionary Kid

      “Fear is the highest fence in $cientology.” and “Scientology: we aim to sleaze”.have been added to the list of things said about Co$.

      “The fence at Gold is like a fence around a graveyard.
      Those inside can’t get out and those outside don’t want to get in.” have beern added to the grouped statements category,

  • Marc, promise you’ll invite me to go with next time. We could have some real fun with those nut cases.

  • Sejanus

    I would like to see someone roll up in front of the base in an ice cream vending truck..with a sign for free ice cream on a hot day..and just sit out there with it eating ice cream while the clams swelter behind the fence.
    With a shirt that says “I am Unhappy, and it is Delicious”.

    • eldritch cuckoo

      That’s delicious! ^^

  • ScientologyDoesNotExist

    Okay, my other new Christmas wish:

    Tony Ortega, Marc Headley and Jesse Prince, strolling down Main Street at the Sundance Festival, interviewed by international media outlets everywhere, and all 3 announce the release of their new books! Best Christmas Evah!
    (Hey, I’ve been very, very good this year).

    http://i.imgur.com/8fh8GDy.png?3

    • i-Betty

      F5

      • Kim O’Brien

        this is awesome and now on my facebook page

      • eldritch cuckoo

        Hey, I love it. I’ve ripp’d that for a recently re(!)-banned poster on ESMB, hope that’s no problem. (I have included a link and the original “recipients”. However, the ESMB thread is only accessible for members.)

        • i-Betty

          Of course not 🙂 I think it’s pretty much the rule here that anything we post in the comments is available to everyone to use unless otherwise stated. Fact is I nicked this off a FB friend to begin with.

        • Ella Raitch

          FBM is banned again?

          • eldritch cuckoo

            Apparently so. It turned out that after his ban had been lifted, an unknown time ago (!), he has set his profile to show a customer title/status “Banned” (instead of the automatic assignments “Newbie”, “Patron”, “Patron Meritorious”, and so on,… currently, I have set “brainslugged” as my status, Smurf has “Homo-genized SP”, Sallydannce has (new) “Not banned”, etc, LOL). A month after his ban, we were all wondering, since a short-term ban is 1 or 2 weeks – it was therefore assumed he chose to stay banned, but then he had made some long posting, mainly consisting of quotes, though. Nonetheless its contents had been soon edited away by a Moderator. Confusingly, FBM’s profile title/status showed still “Banned”, but the Mod told about the custom user status. Then Emma told that she has took away his ability to do that, so it was “Gold Meritorious Patron” again (orso). But then there was a second, shorter posting, equally “snarky” (just telling), and now it’s “Banned” again – and I’d say it’s the real thing. Well, I’m not going to ask.

            I need that “:dieslaughing:” smiley here…………….

            The thread is only accessable for members, but just in case, here’s the link, leading to the censored posting (it’s a LONG thread, lol):
            http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?37515-Why-was-FBM-banned-(and-other-questions)&p=985477&viewfull=1#post985477

            • Ella Raitch

              I tried to PM you at ESMB but couldn’t – you have turned this feature off(?) Thanks for the response.

            • eldritch cuckoo

              I’ve indeed disabled it for all but the contacts list. I’ve changed it now and will let it on for a few days, in case you still want to contact me. (If you’re going to see this here … of which I’m not so sure, lol.) Btw., I like FBM, and do NOT want him banned (in the events that led to it I took no part). Yet I’m fairly sure that sympathy isn’t mutual, LOL.

              Please do NOT respond to me here, I won’t see it. Clicking down twenty times orso through that Disqus maze each time with a major delay is absolutely awful, I just had to login again and do it all again etc. Enough said. I’ll soon put up a posting regarding some questions about Disqus, although I doubt that will help me with not despising that stuff altogether.

  • chukicita

    Slightly OT but not really: Last Friday, Dec 5, was the anniversary of Lisa McPherson’s death in the custody of Scientology, Inc. I’m not sure if that was recognized here in the Bunker, please forgive me if I missed the mention.

    • Observer

      It was. Vistaril and a couple of others posted memorial pics. 🙂

    • April

      Yes, it was mentioned, but doesn’t hurt to mention it again.

  • George Hyland

    When the 2 women are talking, it is quite civilized. 🙂 I mean the blonde Scientologist and the female reporter.

    • Illinoisian

      There is a complete change in tone and facial expression when she turns to speak to the Danish woman. It’s strange to watch the switch in gears.

    • i-Betty

      ..

      • Jimmy3

        87% of all facts are 100% false.

        • Hingle McCringleberry

          Very true, Jimmy. I had also heard that 46.782% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

          • Nat-lificent

            Green, Red or wreath?

      • madame duran

        [possible replies to George Hyland’s quote: “50% of new people to Scientology come from this blog. You’re making people real curious, Tony.”]
        – And at no point in time does Miscavige give any credit or award to Tony for significantly contributing to Scientology’s expansion. Strange that! Oh, but I guess bringing bodies in the shop isn’t as important these days as raising cash for the IAS, no? Money over people, Miscavige says.
        – 75% of those in Scientology eventually leave it, then lurk or post on Tony’s blog. Great turnaround, eh?

        • i-Betty

          😀

      • Illinoisian

        50% of new people to burning building come from police scanner. Police scanner making people real curious.

    • Observer

      Where’s the civility in the rest of it? Your statement is the flip side of what Manson girl Patricia Krenwinkel’s lawyer said during her trial, something along the lines of “you’re going to put her to death for what she did during a few minutes of her otherwise harmless life?”

      A few minutes of civility doesn’t erase the the harassment of Marc. It only makes more obvious how screwed up unbalanced those Scientologists are.

  • Katherine

    Read the last line “Hey, thanks for reminding us about it, Sea Orgers!”
    as “Hey, thanks for reminding us about it, Sea Ogres!”

    Well, that’s amusing.

  • Mark

    What puzzles me is why they weren’t handing out copies of The Way To Happiness to the Danish film-crew. Ideal dissemination opportunity, surely? (Refresh):

    • i-Betty

      Brilliant 😀

      • Mark

        Thanks, darling!

    • Draco

      The captions are very funny. But looking at Cathy’s eyes in these stills – they seem to be screaming “Help me! I am SO unhappy!”

      • Mark

        There’s always something reminiscent of poached eggs about $cibot eyes…

        • ScientologyDoesNotExist

          what a visual. Well done!

          • Mark

            Thanks! 🙂

  • 0tessa

    Normal people use to say ‘Never change a winning team’.
    Scientology’s policy and/or Miscavige seem to say: ‘Never change a losing team’.

  • i-Betty

    For the first time I’m really understanding why Tony calls scientology a church. How much more of an impact their actual behaviour has when they’re acting under the banner of a church.

    Everyone expects a cult to do weird, often horrible and dangerous, things, but when you’re speaking about a church doing these things it has so much more shock value. That’s my reading of it, anyway.

    • Mark

      El-Ron’s tax-dodge finally coming back to bite him on the bum! 🙂

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      It’s not a church.

      • i-Betty

        I agree with you completely 🙂

      • eldritch cuckoo

        A “cherch”, maybe?
        Or a “chult”?

        • Jenny Daniels

          A “crutch?”

          • eldritch cuckoo

            Yep, a tool for substituting the parts of Ron’s humanity that have always been missing, to begin with. And a tool for hiding the parts that were there in excess.
            I’ll let the lurkers figure out the details.

    • eldritch cuckoo

      You know what? I begin to like it. Just theoretically, all that could end up with their get-out-of-tax-and-jail-free-scam religion angle blowing back against ALL religions… just a tiny bit. Personally, I would enjoy that. I know, I know, just for the bunker protocol, other critics of CoS aren’t against all religions, just because CoS happens to pretend to be one. I don’t care, it’s not my reason anyways and I don’t need the picture of Scientology to abhor religion. Personally I’d like to see them going down altogether, all from fraud to cult to old-school religion. We can do without them, and for the better.

      • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

        My problem is not with religion, but organized religion. It is entirely human to want to understand who you are, where you come from, why we exist, what’s our purpose, and have faith in a higher power or intelligence. This I feel should be left up to an individual to believe, rather than for a group to enforce a belief on others.

        • eldritch cuckoo

          Yep. Methinks, the desire and, well, affinity (non-scieno sense as well as scieno-sense) for religion is a sort of character trait, some people have it, and some don’t, or in differing degrees. (And I do have it – I know, that sounds contradictory to the above … but it isn’t.) And whether you call it spirituality or schizoidity, friggin’ nobody needs a church, or chult, or cherch, for fathoming it.

  • Jimmy3

    Quick scan of the comments, and I see that no one has posted that annoying Pharrell song. Good work, people.

    • madame duran

      Too late. Heh heh.
      (at least I didn’t post the music video. It could’ve been worse…like that song “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen”. Oy.)

    • Robert Eckert

      Well, it’s a small world, after all.

  • Nat-lificent

    FYI, that Scientology preschool “Little Acorns Grow” has expanded into elementary school teaching and it seems like they might be using study tech on the kiddos(typos retained from original quote):
    The Literacy Curriculum at Little Acorns Grow TK and Kindergarten is design to work with each student at their level. With a step-by-step learning approach students incorporate manipulatives and multi-sensory activities such as play-doh, blocks, magnetic letters, learning toys and books. We also include independent activity stations, art, music and rhymes, in addition to focused time with the teacher.

    http://www.littleacornsgrow.net/literacy-curriculum.html

    • Jimmy3

      Don’t squirrels eat acorns? Nutty name for a clam school.

      • Nat-lificent

        It is a stupid name, period. Little acorns grow into what? Scientologists if this school and its owner have their way.

        • Jimmy3

          Yeah. Little Acorns Grow… LAG.. Maybe not the best acronym for a pre-k/elementary school. Or any school.

          • i-Betty

            In the gaming world, ‘lag’ means your computer has insufficient manpower to keep up with the game server/graphics. It means your computer is crap, really, and fellow-gamers shun you because you can’t keep up with them on raids and dungeon runs 😛

            • Jimmy3

              I know. I’ve played on Blizzard servers, too.

            • i-Betty

              Ooh, Dragonblight or Arathor by any chance?

            • Jimmy3

              No, my mains were on Mal’Ganis, but that was long ago. Also spent way too much time on battlenet.

            • i-Betty

              Diablo, too, Jimmy? We’re only back on WoW for a few weeks for the latest xpac.

            • Jimmy3

              D2 for a long while. D3 when it came out, I was really into it, but I only played til about the end of 2013. The botting killed the auction houses and ruined it for me. At least in wow, to game the AH you have to have a character standing there. D3 you access it through the menu and it’s fair game for even the simplest scripts.

            • i-Betty

              Almost entirely off topic but I’m really ill so I don’t care. Last comment: One day you, Observer and I will kick each other’s arses on some game somewhere at some time 🙂

              To my sick bed.

            • Jimmy3

              You get better ok

            • Jimmy3

              Well, it also refers to connectivity issues and server-side issues, not necessarily that your hardware is crap.

            • Observer

              In multiplayer console gaming it means someone has a crappy connection that’s screwing everyone else up, usually manifested by other characters either frozen in place, mindlessly trying to walk through solid objects, or teleporting around you.

            • TheQueenofBulgravia

              How very $cientological!

          • Sherbet

            Little Acorns Grow into Big Nuts is the full title.

            • Eileen

              LOL

    • Mark Foster

      ¨Incorporate manipulatives¨ ? ¨the literacy curriculum…is design to…¨ ? wow.

      • Nat-lificent

        The place is owned by Scientologist Melanie Martin https://www.facebook.com/barkinseal and many of the teachers are Scientologists (including Martin’s daughter Miranda Baaska). I knew they had expanded into elementary teaching but hadn’t found study tech in the curriculum description till now. Also Ms. Martin now lists Delphi Academy as one her employers. That is new.

        • Stacy

          If I were looking for a school for my child, I’d take one look at all those typos and grammar errors and immediately veto that school. I wouldn’t even get around to wondering what “manipulatives” are.

          • Sherbet

            They’re just things to be handled, like counting blocks or puzzles that teach something. Nothing sinister about the word.

            • Stacy

              Nope. Not at all. Silly me for reading into the connotation of “manipulative.”

            • Mark Foster

              Hey,Stacy, I did it, too.

            • Sherbet

              Nope. It’s always prudent to think the worst of scientology. LOL

          • Nat-lificent

            In real teaching, the terms “work at their level” means i+1 (or one managable step above what a student has solid mastery of), step by step means in logical order and manipulatives mean hands-on visual/spacial materials.

            In Scientologese:
            Work at their level = work alone from a checksheet without qualified instruction
            Step-by-step = rigid adherence to a dead man’s procedures without any regard for the needs of the student
            Manipulatives = monotonous clay demos

            The use of these educational terms is out-and-out fraud.

            • Graham

              “rigid adherence to a dead man’s procedures”. Quite a good definition of Scientology itself!

          • Nat-lificent

            The site has beautiful pictures of happy-looking kids and glowing reviews (by covert Scientologists). I believe it fools a lot of people. In the past few years they have added two to three new locations.

            • Jimmy3

              Poor little acorns. They have no idea that Scientology cuts down oak trees.

            • ScientologyDoesNotExist

              They need to go to a real school to learn that sort of thing.

              http://i.imgur.com/wOJR9eL.jpg

            • Sherbet

              Have you compared the semicolons between the two versions?

            • ScientologyDoesNotExist

              Woh! No I did not. I’ll be back…

            • Jenny Daniels

              Several years ago there was a scientology school in Marin County, CA, called the “Real School.” It was neither.

            • ScientologyDoesNotExist

              Learn something new every day. That’s really something.

            • Robert Eckert

              I’m feeling a bit verklempt, talk amongst yourselves… I’ll give you a topic… the Real School is neither real nor a school, discuss…

            • Jenny Daniels

              THIS IS POSTED IN ALMOST THE RIGHT PLACE. Discus won’t let me sign-in tonight save posting here

              Yeah…it was fascinating on a lot of levels…
              One of my children attended it for a year or so, immediately before being shipped off to “The Raunch,” Mace-Kingsley’s child labor-prison camp.
              My other child (then in third grade) REFUSED to attend and wasn’t shy about telling the scientologist running it why…
              Take a guess…one child may or may not be involved in the crutch, disowned me and became a meth addict. The one who refused had a successful career in the arts. Following that, he has had a successful college career, gotten married and is applying to law school…which one do you think refused to attend Real School?

            • Graham

              The Bantam book is ‘complete and unabridged’. Perhaps the Fantam one should be ‘You’ll never complete the Bridge’?

            • Nat-lificent

              hat or snow?

            • Stacy

              Ugh. Poor kids. Learning TRs, Study Tech, and “manipulatives,” whatever they are.
              These people just don’t want to go out quietly.

        • Millie Ray

          Little Acorns Grow needs to be investigated. I had no idea there were ties to Scientology in anyway or I would never had put my child in there. Before my child went there they were confident and outgoing. There is a huge bullying problem that goes on there at it stems from all the kids who’s parents are Scientologist. If you try to address an issue the Director Melanie Martin will either lie, deny or ignore it. The positive review’s on yelp are from the Director Melanie herself, the Scientology parents who send there kids there and the person she pays to do the Marketing. The teachers are not properly credentialed and do not treat the kids properly either. I personally believe they were using Scientology methods on the kids. My child has changed and has become withdrawn, is no longer confident or outgoing and now has low self esteem. I am in the process of trying to undo the damage that this school has done.

      • Millie Ray

        Little Acorns Grow and Melanie Martin needs to be investigated. I had no idea there were ties to Scientology in anyway or I would never had put my child in there. Before my child went there they were confident and outgoing. There is a huge bullying problem that goes on there at it stems from all the kids who’s parents are Scientologist. If you try to address an issue the Director Melanie Martin will either lie, deny or ignore it. The positive review’s on yelp are from the Director Melanie herself, the Scientology parents who send there kids there and the person she pays to do the Marketing. The teachers are not properly credentialed and do not treat the kids properly either. I personally believe they were using Scientology methods on the kids. My child has changed and has become withdrawn, is no longer confident or outgoing and now has low self esteem. I am in the process of trying to undo the damage that this school has done.Guest Mark Foster • 3 months ago

    • Ella Raitch

      An educational institution really should check their spiel for grammatical errors: “The Literacy Curriculum at Little Acorns Grow TK and Kindergarten is design to work with ‘…sigh…

      • Millie Ray

        Little Acorns Grow needs to be investigated. I had no idea there were ties to Scientology in anyway or I would never had put my child in there. Before my child went there they were confident and outgoing. There is a huge bullying problem that goes on there at it stems from all the kids who’s parents are Scientologist. If you try to address an issue the Director Melanie Martin will either lie, deny or ignore it. The positive review’s on yelp are from the Director Melanie herself, the Scientology parents who send there kids there and the person she pays to do the Marketing. The teachers are not properly credentialed and do not treat the kids properly either. I personally believe they were using Scientology methods on the kids. My child has changed and has become withdrawn, is no longer confident or outgoing and now has low self esteem. I am in the process of trying to undo the damage that this school has done.

        • Ella Raitch

          Hi Millie Ray – Scientology is always worse than you think. You have done the best thing my taking your child out of the school and seeking professional help.

    • Millie Ray

      I had no idea Little Acorns Grow had ties to Scientology in anyway or I would never had put my child in there. It needs to be investigated Before my child went there they were confident and outgoing. There is a huge bullying problem that goes on there at it stems from all the kids who’s parents are Scientologist. If you try to address an issue the Director Melanie Martin will either lie, deny or ignore it. The positive review’s on yelp are from the Director Melanie herself, the Scientology parents who send there kids there and the person she pays to do the Marketing. The teachers are not properly credentialed and do not treat the kids properly either. I personally believe they were using Scientology methods on the kids. My child has changed and has become withdrawn, is no longer confident or outgoing and now has low self esteem. I am in the process of trying to undo the damage that this school has done.

  • Jefferson Hawkins

    Always sad to see my former wife, Catherine Fraser, doing Scientology’s bidding. While I’ve personally moved on (I have a wonderful girlfriend I’ve been dating for the past year), I would never say anything bad about Cathy – simply because I know what a caring and compassionate woman she is under the cult exterior. It’s ironic that she originally wanted to be Port Captain as she thought she could do something to mitigate the abusive atmosphere at the Int Base. And she never even saw the worst of it – the meetings with Miscavige where there were constant berating and threats and even physical violence. And I never told her about those meetings because it was “entheta.” But she saw how people were treated in general and wanted to change that. Like many Scientologists, she’s a good person who has bought into a bad system. She believes what she is told. If she is told Marc owes Scientology money, she believes it. If she is told Marc is an evil person or a terrorist, she believes it. If she has any personal doubts, she knows to suppress them and not think about them. I can only say “There but for the grace of God go I.”

    Amazing to hear them insisting “We ARE happy!” Believe me, no one at that Base is happy, not as you and I understand happiness. They are monitored and hounded 24/7. They cannot come and go as they please. They have little or no free time. They do what they are told. They are only happy in the sense that worker ants are happy – they have their defined place and their role in a very rigid structure.

    • Sherbet

      You are a class act, JH.

    • Nat-lificent

      You are a kind and generous man.

    • and if they don’t think happy thoughts, they believe it’s going to show on the meter. (It doesn’t have to, but enough of them have worked that out, by now 😉 😉 )

    • Kim O’Brien

      Namaste

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      I share your sentiments. Some days are harder to breathe than others. I am glad to hear you have been able to move on in every sense of the word. You deserve that.

    • NOLAGirl

      I second Sherbets sentiment below. Pure class.

    • ze moo

      I see a lot of sociopathy in this group of clams. Are you saying that clams are sociopathic towards outsiders, but give HE &R to themselves?

      Your comment that she never saw the worst is very telling. By compartmentalizing all bad stuff, the other loyal minions get to preserve their illusions of humanity. Truly a mindtrap and mindf#$k.

    • Frodis73

      That is very sad to hear that she wanted to change the abusive atmosphere. She knows something is wrong and off, but can’t face the reality. I can only imagine how difficult it is to see a loved one stuck in this mess-on video for all to see too.
      I’d also like to second what Sherb said, you are a class act, all the way.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Jeff, how sad it must be for you to see someone you care so much about having sunk to such a state. Thank you for your kind words about Cathy. It makes me think more compassionately about her and her situation. It has been said by many exes that so many people join up because they want to help the world – but, just like in the infamous Philip Zimbardo prison experiment at Stanford, they end up taking on the role they are assigned, and mistreating others because it is expected of them. It saddens me so much that their sense of empathy and compassion – and their emotions, their humanity, their poetry, their creativity – is intentionally wrung out of them bit by bit until they are left with just the dregs of their authentic self. And that once they escape, it takes so many years for people to slowly build back those characteristics – love, kindness, caring – that make us human.

    • aquaclara

      I’m sorry, Jeff. It’s hard to see people we love in trouble. I hope your work, and Tony’s, and Marc’s, and Karen’s and Jeff’s and that of so many others may break through to her and all the others.

    • FromPolandWithLove

      Your kindness towards Cathy is worth of admiration. 🙂

    • “Everything not forbidden is compulsory.” Sign above an ant colony, The Once and Future King, T.H. White.

      • Robert Eckert

        I heard it as: “In America, everything that is not forbidden is permitted. In Germany, everything that is not permitted is forbidden. In Russia, everything is forbidden, including what is permitted. In France, everything is permitted, including what is forbidden.”

    • villagedianne

      Jeff: I guess there is a fair amount of compartmentalizing and double-think here. You have said that Cathy was pressured multiple times to divorce you during your time at Int. At those times she must presumably have been told things about you that she knew were not true. And yet she believes the lies she is told about Headley, or she at least she knows, as you say, to suppress any doubts. It’s a mind-boggling convoluted process to digest the Kool-Aid.

    • Pepsicat

      That is the most endearing thing I’ve ever read on this blog. Cheers to you, Jeff, and your new love.

    • There but for the grace of God go I

      That’s one of the mottos that I live my life by.

    • Eclipse-girl

      Thank you for giving us an update of your life today.

      I admit I was one who was thinking of you today.
      I wish you well in your present and future.

    • Dale A.

      Thank you Jefferson. You helped address my other question, “do they know they are lying, or do they believe the words they using?”

    • Steph

      You are such a gentleman. Your girlfriend is very fortunate. Your book saved me.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    The repetition ad nauseam of lies to Marc by Cathy Fraser
    and her snarling hounds is deja woo all over again.

    Lord Hubris was not on good terms with the Truth Fairy.

    Since stats at Flag are, ahem, flagging and on-service numbers
    and BIS are rapidly approaching the one forty seventh of one small quarter of a
    half of the fine point of nothing, shouldn’t their Flag be flying at half-MEST?

    Tom Cruise says he was dyslexic.
    So, one day, Tom walks into a bra.

    • i-Betty

      Hilarious. Pinching that if I may.

      ETA: I’ve already pinched it, so I don’t even know why I’m asking 😛

    • …and never took it off.

    • And said “How’s it going JT?”

  • Xique

    Dianetics -The Modern Science of Mental HELL! This is how I heard it when Tony was speaking in the interview and mentioned the title of the book.
    Videos are really interesting, as always. Marc Headley is courageous considering how awful it must be to revisit this location, and seeing the familiar faces. Catherine Frasier is just how she was on CNN, abrasive, curt, and lost , of course. I feel sick listening to her and seeing her “posse” all around her. Great footage none the less.

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    This is off topic, but CNN has been running a story about stolen valor and I wonder if anyone knows whether the Sea Org has presented itself, or allowed others to present them, as associated with the military?

    • i-Betty

      They certainly did in Australia earlier this year, but I don’t know about the States.

    • Regarding ‘stolen valour’, the story of L Ron Hubbard’s persistent claims to decorations which he had not earned (including one that was not even minted when he was in the service) comes to mind.

      Ron the War Hero http://www.spaink.net/cos/warhero/index.html describes this, and the original documents detailing the medal he claimed, and the medals he was actually entitled to have been archived by the New York Times here http://scicrit.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/3523/

      As for the Sea Org… Apparently US federal laws, published in the United States Code (10 USC, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 45, Sections 771 and 772) states:

      Except as otherwise provided by law, no person except a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, may wear –
      (1) the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform, of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or
      (2) a uniform any part of which is similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps

      The only exemption is that:

      (j) A person in any of the following categories may wear the uniform prescribed for that category:
      (1) Members of the Boy Scouts of America.
      (2) Members of any other organization designated by the Secretary of a military department

      Clearly, unless the “Secretary of a military department” has recognised the Sea Org as an organisation entitled to wear a uniform, Sea Org dress uniforms could be illegal, as they are, in many parts, similar to distinctive features of the uniform of the US Navy.

      I suspect that they only get away with this because Sea Org uniforms are only worn ion private (CofS) premises. If they wore them in public, they seem to be liable to arrest.

      • chukicita

        Perhaps this is why a few years ago there was a new Sea Org look downtown Clearwater – a kinder, gentler, polo shirt and shorts in pastels replaced the Toy Navy stuff. Then in 2009, there was the Zorro meets the Spanish Inquisition look in the SO new line for Spring:

        http://gawker.com/5330967/scientologys-creepy-new-uniforms

        I believe Orgers were made to pay for the new 20-piece uniform designed ‘specially for them.

      • ze moo

        I think the clams get away with the ‘uniform’ because it has those stupid sea org emblems. Were a real military member see on a plane or train station they would probably ask themselves what was that? The Salvation Army has similar uniforms. While the Salvation Army folks may get a salute, no one would salute the Sea Argghhhh. F5

      • Still_On_Your_Side

        Thank you for such good information. I doubt Sea Org members would ever get arrested for wearing their uniforms. Justice would be served, however, if veterans or active military personnel would object to the uniforms if they see them. Most people would assume that the wearers of those uniforms were serving their country, and I cannot see any Sea Org person correcting the misunderstanding.

        • I live in the city of Plymouth (in the UK) which has a Royal Naval Base and Royal Dockyard. I shudder to think how uniformed Sea Org personnel would be treated if they happened to come across the Royal Navy doing some serious drinking.

          The RN would likely correct the SO’s misunderstanding of their status quite… assertively.

  • pronoia

    Hey OSA! I helped pay that $40,000! And so did a LOT of other good people. So sorry to see that you are all still lying liars that lie. What are other YOUR crimes?

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    “Hey, thanks for reminding us about it, Sea Orgers!”

    Hey Shelley, we are still holding on to your ladder and fresh pantsuit.

    I never had so much fun ‘giving’ in my life as I did when we all rallied for Marc and Claire. This is what the Sciloons just don’t ‘get’. They have no idea what it feels like to:
    1. Really help
    2. Bust out a sense of humor

    You poor suckers. Just blow.

    • stillgrace2

      OMG, I was just remembering all the funny jokes from that day, including the spare pantsuit and ladder joke! I kept thinking of new sciloons to donate “in the name of”- all the Baybecks, Cruise, etc. Claire wrote a unique thank you email for every single donation.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Yes, fun times. That was a total blast.

        • Sherbet

          I always remember the fresh pantsuit quip.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            That was my favorite. I don’t know who did it. But they won the internet that day!

            • Sherbet

              They sure did. Meanwhile, Shelly’s probably in the same old baggy polyester outfit, like the crumpled and dirty one Columbo wears. Every. Single. Day.

      • ScientologyDoesNotExist

        She did. Amazing day.

        • stillgrace2

          I hope the kids got a new swing set after the Headley’s were forced initially to come up with the money. Remember Jason Beghe was hanging around that day and he kick-started the fund with a very generous donation?

          • ScientologyDoesNotExist

            I totally forgot that. Of course, Jason. I think Marc mentioned what he and Claire got for the kids, but not sure.

            Those POW’s standing the side of the muddy road would be shocked to learn where that money came from. It would pierce their bubble like an arrow. That’s why they can’t have electronics.

            • Bernie Headley

              It was a trampoline and they love it!

  • aquaclara

    Marc’s play-by-play is awesome. The nerve it took to go there and then, after all it took to leave there in the first place, confidently stroll around, giving a tour….remarkable. I am laughing at the story, and how it unfolds. “I AM HAPPY.” Oh, well, sure. The sheer exuberance and joy you showed may just convince a few to walk. And the story of your visit may spread throughout the base….showing some that there is real life on the other side of the fence. How you keep your sense of humor through all that – well, great job.

    For Robert Dam, what an adventure, eh? Nice work on your leaving, and your book. I bookmarked your site – lots to read there. I hope the tractor people, along with the film crew, had a good time, too. Can’t wait to see what comes of it.

    • ScientologyDoesNotExist

      Tractor People vs Pod People. Sounds like a Howdy movie. Let’s see what he comes up with in his collection.

      • Observer

        MST3K did Pod People. You can find the whole episode on YouTube. Meanwhile, here are some clips. It won’t make sense, but neither does the movie. There are some howlingly funny moments though.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-pjDQlY2D3s

        • Sherbet

          Is that the one with Trumpy? It’s one of our favorites. It was our son’s tradition to watch it before going off to college every fall.

          • Observer

            Indeed it is!

            • Sherbet

              “Little winged potatoes…”

        • ScientologyDoesNotExist

          tks, Obs. I’m working on something at the moment, but have bookmarked this one!

    • i-Betty

      I wonder whether staff at Gold Base have been told apocryphal tales of Marc and Claire being banged up in prison or locked away in the Miscavige Hospital for the Criminally Insane or living on the streets. How fun for them to see him saunter up with film crew in tow, looking happy and healthy and full of the joys of Christmas – and I do believe this isn’t the first time he’s been back and made his presence known. Didn’t he accompany John Sweeney another time?

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        He went to Trementina with Sweeney. I remember that one.

        • i-Betty

          Ah yes, that’s right. Well remembered, B.

          • stillgrace2

            I’ll never forget the look on Sweeney’s face when he was trying to get a conversation going with the sciloon behind the intercom, and he turned to stare into Marc’s camera. Hilarious!

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Headley rocks.

    • Sherbet

      All of ’em.

    • beauty for ashes

      upvote #47! love it!

  • Marcus Swanson was long gone before Marc and Claire left in 2005. Not sure who mentioned his name but he left in the early 90s, if I’m not mistaken. Never heard from since. But a really fabulous guy. He was the CO of Gold during the last years that were fun at Gold. He was always fun to be around, great sense of humor. I would love to be in touch with him again if anyone knows his whereabouts. He has not surfaced at all that I know of.

    • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

      Hey Joe, I believe they were talking about the incident on the base where Stumbke was chasing around the shoot crew on a motorcycle on the property years ago, not about when Marc blew years later – I thought the same thing at first. I remember when Marcus jumped over the fence back in the early to mid 90’s and we never heard from him again. He was the Chief Cameraman then I believe. He was a good dude, and I always wondered what became of him.

      • John, yeah, I remember that. He jumped off that electrical box at the southeast corner of the property as I recall and was gone. He was from Minnesota and I think ended up there. His time as CO Gold was relatively great. He kept things light. Also, DM was down in LA most of the time.

  • The Dude

    For Dodo and Baby. They asked me to post a video from last Friday’s show.
    Cheers.
    Treat Her Like a Lady performed by Dark Horse: http://youtu.be/xrPdHKFwySc

    • Sherbet

      Which are you?

      • The Dude

        Singer.

        • Sherbet

          I have no sound on my work computer, but now I can put a face with your dudeness.

    • sookiesookie

      Dude, this is awesome. Kudos.

    • NOLAGirl

      Looovvee this! All Hail The Dude. 🙂

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I am so impressed by the talent we have at the Bunker! Thank you for sharing this.

    • You all did great! Love it! Thank you, Dude!

    • Jimmy3

      “They know how to discern our travel plans in advance as we have been confronted by, or been overtly tailed by private investigators, nearly every time we arrive in another city at the airport,” Rathbun said.

      If it’s as simple as being watched and tailed, that’s easily understandable. But how do they discern travel plans in advance? How do they figure airport B from tailing him to airport A?

      • Science Doc

        Follow that plane!

      • Isn’t that a good question to ask those ‘Homeland Security’ people?

        If Scientologists can get hold of private individual’s travel plans, even nastier organisations could use the same methods – so that loophole surely needs to be closed down.

        The CofS needs to be officially asked how they do it.

        • Frodis73

          You would think our govt would be all over that.

      • villagedianne

        COS reportedly has members or contacts in the travel biz. They have used this information to track escapees as well as monitor ex’s they consider a threat.

        • Jimmy3

          If it were as simple as “contacts in the travel biz”, wouldn’t Marty Rathbun know of them? And know how to avoid them? The years since Marty left haven’t seen a boom in CoS expansion.

          • ScientologyDoesNotExist

            They have a number of ways. One I know of is through airlines rapid rewards systems. I know this because of the time I went to the awesome SP Party in 2012 and before I left, I got a call asking for me by a name I never used except for that reservation. It was the first time I used rapid rewards too. Later, I heard other former execs confirm.

            Patty Moher, SP Party I/C Extraordinaire, placed paper signs over car license plates on her street that day that said “XENU888” and other assorted hilarity since OSA was known to also scan all license plates of all cars on her street during her SP Parties. Because it’s their sacramental right.

            • Jimmy3

              What I’m trying to ascertain is how a veteran like Marty Rathbun still has his travel plans discovered. I’m sure many exes like yourself know personally of the dirty tricks they’ve used in the past. But approaching 2015, how would someone like Marty have his travel itinerary found out? He knows better than anyone else what they will do. So what would they be doing now to figure it out. Or do the same old tactics work like new?

            • ScientologyDoesNotExist

              Don’t know the 2015 tricks. But if you need to catch a flight, or you need to have a smartphone, or use a computer, i don’t know. There seems to be ways. If Verizon can do it, and govt can do it, I guess they got their ways.

            • Ella Raitch

              I think it s simple as having someone working in a travel agency who is a Scientologist who regularly checks airlines bookings for certain names. It’s probably as easy s a computer name search/date of birth.

          • villagedianne

            I am sure Rathbun knows of this, but I don’t know if there is a feasible way to avoid this if you are going to travel by plane.

    • i-Betty

      Hooray! I hope there’s the same trickle-into-avalanche effect that we saw with Marty’s ambush video. Have Marc’s videos been posted to Reddit yet I wonder?

      • These stories may be picked up more readily now, while they tie in with interest in the upcoming HBO (and BBC) films.

        After the HBO has been broadcast, I think we can expect a lot of (more-or-less well-informed) stories in the press attempting to capitalise in the interest their expose has created.

    • Vaquera

      I did a few minutes after it became available online, but that was eleventy hundred comments down thread. I’m glad you re-posted it for the afternoon/evening crowd.

      • i-Betty

        I missed that, too. Thanks for posting, Vaquera 🙂

        • Vaquera

          When I link a $cio article that I’ve come across, I usually post the headline in bold followed by the link and no other commentary (because I am humbled by all of the great minds who gather in the Bunker to share their wit and knowledge), therefore they are easily missed. I just like to put the info out there.

  • Tony Ortega

    I’ve added a note to the piece for some who seem confused about something the Scientologists are yelling in the video. They’re trying to confuse you, making you think the Headleys didn’t pay the money raised to satisfy what they owed in a lawsuit. The truth is, that debt was paid BEFORE any money was raised by our readers — and that money was always intended to make the Headleys whole, not to go to the church.

    • I would hope that no one would ever any credibility to any of the words spoken by those nutcases. But this is the internet.

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      I wouldn’t doubt that the story given to the members was the wrong one. Used to incite them towards hate. They only hear lies and they believe them, that’s one of the horrors of a cult.

    • Thanks Tony, you’re right. The basic Hubbard policy they follow rigorously is that if you repeat a line enough times, “it will be accepted as truth” even when it is total bullshit. So they painstakingly work out (and get approved by David Miscavige) a set of exact “lines” (they call these enemy lines) to sully the reputation of any given enemy. Each one is required to have some slight thread of truth so it is somewhat vaguely plausible maybe. Yet they aren’t even trying to really convince people, they are only trying to nudge listeners (and especially law enforcement including the Department of Justice) into a state of “doubt” which Hubbard equated with inactivity. Hubbard said between plus and minus is “maybe” — the realm of indecision “Well, I don’t know…” where people will not take action. So they believe all they have to do to continue to freely commit atrocities, make a mockery of our laws and laugh in the world’s face is to make listeners doubt just the tiniest little bit, to wind them up in the zone of inactivity which Hubbard called the area of “maybe.”

      By policy, they also don’t engage in any other discussion, except to repeat their exactly approved enemy lines verbatim. All questions anyone may ask of them are rehearsed many times so that each answer simply curves back in on itself, to repeat one or more of their defamatory enemy lines.

      All this, of course, is part of their secret “tech” of propaganda which they aggressively use against their own people and also against their enemies (Fair Game never died, they just stopped declaring people “Fair Game”) in an effort to control them. So with Marc the enemy lines are that “he stole money,” etc. The roots of this particular enemy line are all covered truthfully, incidentally, in Marc’s own book and the truth is that it’s the CoS who owes people — not only for the countless weeks they didn’t pay wages ($46 a week), but the CoS also owes for the years of wrongful incarceration, it owes for the years of suffering they inflicted, it owes for the careers they ruined, the families they broke up, it owes for the years of lost income staff members could have made had they been left alone, and it owes for the priceless lives of the hundreds of unborn children they exterminated through forced abortions. Out here in the real world, when a person is wrongfully incarcerated, they normally receive restitution from the state.

      They aren’t just “cult members” they are killers whose actions have resulted in the death of many people and that’s why they act so crazy. The CoS sucks the breath out of people like Dementors. Anything good that comes into contact with the CoS gets sucked down into their cold twisted world below the Event Horizon and is gone. But what force really pulls them down?

      If you look at their efforts to mindlessly repeat enemy lines, what they are really doing is trying to implant ideas into the minds of listeners — particularly the media and the DoJ. They don’t care about being rational. They don’t even really try to make sense. It’s all about the surgical implantation of “profitable ideas” each carefully designed to stop any retaliation for their crimes. And I ask you, if that isn’t demented, what is? You try to talk to these people and their only response is to attempt to override your mind by injecting you with a mental virus?

      That’s what Crazy Frazier is doing. She behaves exactly like a soldier ant ordered by the Hive Mind to kill on command. So she goes right to it, rushing out, latching on and pumping out her venom. Once she ran out of venom, she let go and returned to the nest.

      It’s all about killing on command. And the more these soulless idiots do it, the more “gone” they become. I have no pity for any of them. None at all.

  • stillgrace2

    If you want a laugh while witnessing how toothless Co$ actually is, here is the letter sent to the Headleys’ lawyer.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/HeadleyLetter.png

    • Jimmy3

      So they did notice that Marty was gone, and apparently they did care… huh.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Who is Marty Rathbun? David Miscavige doesn’t know that guy!

        • Observer

          Nope, Captain Miscavige never heard of him!

          F5

      • villagedianne

        They were only trying to protect Headley from being beat up by Marty, the “violent psychopath”!

    • i-Betty

      The unmitigated nerve!

    • sookiesookie

      You were right, that did make me laugh. Especially the part about turning over all the rights to the “Blown for Good Book.” (sic)

      Is that supposed to be some weird new take on the Bible? OH… I get it; they’re “not bothering” to cite Marc’s book properly since NGAFAY. Good one, Scientology. *shattered*

    • Man, the cult hires some real dumbass lawyers, but then they always have. Anyone remember that bombastic bozo Earle Cooley?

      • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

        I remember Earle rambling about something at the Death of LRH announcement event at the Hollywood Palladium. I think he even rambled about something at the 1993 “The War is Over” event. Damn, I am so glad I don’t have to go to any more of those freakin’ nightmare events.

        • Vaquera

          Which event did you find to be the worst of the lot?

          • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

            All of them were pretty bad. They went on and on and on and on and we had to do a standing ovation just about every minute. There would be RTC staff in the front row at most of these events who would jump up clapping and if you didn’t do the same, it was considered a very bad indicator. O.o

            • Vaquera

              Were you on base when either of the Headleys blew? If so, what cover story were you told?

            • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

              I blew about 5 years prior, and I’m now wondering what my cover story was?

            • Vaquera

              ^^^^^

            • eldritch cuckoo

              You just stole my cog. Well, here it is again: ^^^^^
              Or in Hubsspeak: “I totally duplicate you.”

            • Vaquera

              Maybe Marc knows.

        • Robert Eckert
      • Sandy Rosen retired, got kicked out of a top bridge club for tantrums, sued the bridge club into bankruptcy, still wanted back in, they said no, so he swore at them. So, much the same as when he was lawyering for CoS.

        Former BigLaw lawyer sues after bridge club ouster, fires off letter of ‘scatological commentary’ January 9, 2014, Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal

        • Sheesh. You’d think “Where do they find these people?” but my guess is, they just ask other $cientologists who’s crazy enough to represent them.

    • lucille austero

      ooooh – lulzy!

    • I would never be able to raise that kind of money, but I would have declared bankruptcy before letting the cult ever have any power over me again.

      • stillgrace2

        I wish all people oppressed by sciloonery were aware (as you and the Headleys and many others here have realized), that if you don’t give them power over you, they have no power over you.

        • ScientologyDoesNotExist

          Um, not quite. This is a multi billion dollar corporation with a seething sociopath at the helm. Same is true of other multi billion dollar corporations. Of course they have power over you. It’s all a matter of how much you are in their way and how much you need their services. Tell your cable and internet provider to f off and see how much power they have over you.

          There are several thousand Headley’s out there that have suffered and some still suffer. Now, sure Miscavige has more than he can deal with. But over the last decades, those thousands you never heard about, or have heard about and forgotten – they will spend the rest of their years just trying to survive above the drowning line.

          I appreciate what you are saying and there is truth contained in that sentence. But it’s not the whole truth, just sayin’. Okay, where’s Sherb’s soap box so I can step down now.

          • stillgrace2

            I’ll admit there’s a bad guy running the show, and he can arrange to harrass. My point is it’s a free country, and by law (regardless of “religiosity”) one can’t technically be held against one’s will. Cosby thought his “power” would protect him forever. Surprise!

            • ze moo

              It did protect him, for 40 years. And I don’t see any real legal action underway. The 15 year old girl stuff might stick though.

            • Chee Chalker

              Cosby may not be punished by the law, but his career is over, any kind of legacy he hoped to leave behind has been destroyed and he will no longer enjoy the status of ‘wise esteemed elder/advisor’ that he seemed to enjoy.
              So, his victims can take some solace in that. It is horrible, but I can’t see any charges sticking at this point no physical evidence, too much time has lapsed, memories fade, etc etc.
              Dave, on the other hand……..there is ton of evidence. He’s been lucky enough to pay people off or intimidate them. His time is coming…..
              LRH got his, Dave will get his too.

            • ze moo

              The vox populi has spoken and Dr Cos will have to deal with the fallout. Just knowing that people in the airport and grocery store know what he did should affect him mightily. That is a very small measure of Justice.

            • Chee Chalker

              Yes, I agree….for some people the worst punishment is being exposed for what they are…for the veil to be ripped away so to speak.
              The man is clearly very sick to engage in that kind of behavior for so many years. I bet he has had women throwing themselves at him over the years. Why he feels the need to drug someone is mind boggling.

            • ScientologyDoesNotExist

              Okay, I got what you are sayin’ now. Rock on.

          • Sherbet

            [] Turn it 45 degrees, and it’s a box.

      • Eclipse-girl

        The Headleys would have lost their business, and everything they had built up after they escaped

        If you were ever in that type of trouble, we would fund raise for you

      • NOLAGirl

        I’d come to Texas and get you before that ever happened again. ; )

  • Sherbet

    From Tony’s VV column at the time of the fundraising for the Headleys:

    Some of the smaller donations were also noteworthy for the messages they contained.

    Xenu, $10.00: “Sorry it couldn’t be more but I’m still paying off those DC-8s.”

    L. Ron Hubbard, $10.00: “Dude, I totally never meant for everyone to take this crap so seriously! I was just trying to get rich. And I liked boats. Sorry Little Davey has been such a pain in your arse. If I was still around I’d slap him silly.”

    Shelly Miscavige, $20.00: “Meet me at the back fence at 2am. Bring a ladder and a spare pantsuit”

    Suri, $25.00: “My Daddy gave me money for a new pair of high heeled shoes. But your kids need their swing set back much more. Maybe they will invite me to swing on it some day.”

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Thanks for the reminder Sherb. I had forgotten how touching and funny some of the messages were.

  • i-Betty

    “Scientology: Enough is Enough”

    Where? Dublin, Ireland
    When? 6 February 2015 – 8 February 2015
    What? A Dublin screening of German filmmaker Markus Thoess’ new documentary on suspicious deaths in the Church of Scientology,

    All are welcome. Details at the link below:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/596345363824490/

  • Natural Philosopher

    Go Marc! How ironic to see the fence crushed by a mudslide! And even more to see you facing this barrage of insane rantings! Many years ago when a mudslide did the same thing it almost took away Tom Cruise’s special villa. The entire base was assigned liability as a result and never really got itself out of that condition, as it was falsely assigned. Very interesting to see these familiar faces after so many years…. Kevin McEnery and Kathy, as well as Jon Stumpke. Stumpke was the MAA at one point and walked about with a massive chip on his shoulder. I recall going out on a ‘rescue mission’ at one point to see if we could find him and persuade him to return to base, because he had taken off. Kevin looks almost bewildered at seeing Marc. I think he was thinking how he’d like to speak to Marc on his own but because of the ‘madding crowd’ he couldn’t do that. I really like Kevin and hope he gets to see the light soon. I’m glad the Danish camera crew were able to see for themselves the pure insanity of the scene….as they say, ‘every shot memorable!’

    • John Peeler a.k.a. BTs2Free

      It was worse than Liability, it was Confusion. 🙁

  • J. Swift

    Jackson Morehead, former Security Chief of Gold Base puts the lie to everything Katherine Fraser said. Jackson talks about razor fences, sniper rifles, blow drills, capturing escapees and many more aspects of life at Scientology’s secret base.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HC50ZMyvAY

    • Eivol Ekdal

      The main $cientology youtube page has a new video up as of Dec. 5th –
      “Humanitarian Organizations, Volunteer Work & Disaster Relief Video – Church of Scientology”
      317 views so far.
      The vid contains some crazy stats. It will be interesting to track views in relation to Marc’s vids.

      • Baby

        Puke..

        • Eclipse-girl

          Now you have a festive avatar.
          Tis the season.

          • Baby

            Baby keep screaming for a Santa Hat..so to shut him up I gave him one..I even lit his cigarette ..

        • Eivol Ekdal

          Sci Pie in Sky Chart…Really?…

          • Baby

            Wow.. they do have some Big old Lyin Jingle Balls don’t they..

          • Robert Eckert

            I wonder what they mean by “Orthodox” if it isn’t Orthodox Christianity or Orthodox Judaism?

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Liars, lie!

            • Robert Eckert

              Yeah, it’s a giveaway that their “stats” are invented by someone who doesn’t really know what he’s talking about.

    • i-Betty

      What a perfect time to re-listen to this 🙂

  • Frodis73

    Marc’s story is the fourth story on the front page at yahoo. LOL. More exposure is always a good thing.
    http://www.ibtimes.com/ex-scientologist-marc-headley-videotapes-ambush-outside-churchs-international-base-1745246

    • Baby

      Doggy.. did they give Tony credit..I couldn’t find it.

      • Frodis73

        No, they did link back to this story here at the Bunker & an older one at the VV tho.

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        Marc e-mailed “ibtimes” himself.

        • Baby

          Oh fabulous..thanks Queen!

    • KNMF

      What is that called, “open source reporting” or something? Geez, Zoe.
      Welp. Glad it’s out there.

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      It’s been updated giving the cult ‘s feedback by an email.

  • Artoo45

    No matter how many times I see bullbaiting like this, I can’t help saying to myself, “don’t they know how crazy they look when they do this?” They really are utterly clueless how insane they appear to the rest of the planet. Just another cherry on the growing deliciousness that is the schadenfreude glacé.

    • Phil McKraken

      If Miscavige doesn’t know it, then you can be damn sure that none of the rest of them knows it. Do you think that any one of those thralls is allowed for even a minute to know something that is not known by their master? Not a chance! And about him — he doesn’t know how crazy it looks because he doesn’t know anything past the end of his own nose. In a nutshell: Every Scientologist in good standing knows absolutely nothing that David Miscavige didn’t know first. It’s iron law.

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  • Baby

    First off Tony.. You do know that these fabulous posts are just causing all kinds of Chaos to our lives don’t you..

    You know when you look at the clock and say to yourself…OK I will stop at 4.. because you know dishes, laundry, vacuuming, diet coke runs.. bathroom runs.. outside dogs peeing.. bills to pay.. phone calls not returned.. cooking etc.

    and I still sit at the computer..I swear to God.. The RED Cross looked inside my house and was looking for survivors. This shitster is getting way out of control..

    I’m going MAD…MAD I tell you..

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Going?

      • Baby

        I was waiting for you.. ha.. Get your santie hat on Annie..

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Make me one. I dunno how.

          • Baby

            Ok.. give me a few minutes..

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              YAY!

              Muah!

            • Baby

              OK.. save image as.. then when you go to your profile it will say browse ( for new avi) and get your download.. ( Oh I forgot you know how to do it from E) refresh

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              You are awesome.
              Also…very important…. I just emailed you and Ma so I could share my Colonoscopy results with you.
              Why? Because that is what friends are for and that is how I roll………HAHAHA

            • Vaquera

              I have the feeling that the characters in Marc’s video were scheduled for verbal colonoscopies this morning.

            • Baby

              Had to run over and read it before I commented.. Well Ain’t that a GAS.. ( Phew)

            • i-Betty

              Superb!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              hur hur (f5)

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Got it and gave you all my health upcoming tests too. Glad you made it Bury!

            • Baby

              If anyone wants a santa hat .. don’t go on this blog post because I don’t want to clog it.. go to an older blog and click on my avi and ask.. ( You can follow my stream in my avi from older posts..)

              and I will fix you up.. xo baby

            • EnthralledObserver

              Oops… didn’t see this… soz!

            • Baby

              Ok.. EO.. since your stream is private.. ask me on an older blog on my avi..and I’ll send it to you there..xoxo I’ll make now..

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Ok Baby, I’m going….

            • The Dude

              got my own

            • Baby

              The Dude brings it! Woo Hoo.. I love it..

        • EnthralledObserver

          Oh, I want a santa hat too… 🙁

  • Science Doc

    I haven’t seen this covered, and maybe it’s confidential at this point, but what is the intended product and outlet for the Danish crew?

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Thanks for reminding us about the $43,000 paid by the Headley’s as a result of the lawsuit. It angers me that the ambushers were informed by Miscavige that the money was not paid, but, then again, truth is not a word in Miscavige’s lexicon.

    • Juicer77

      I have a feeling a few of the $cilooney ambush crew will be doing some deep thinking in the next few days. It’s one thing to spout nonsense on command, another to believe it in your heart. I hope they find out about the money that “wogs” raised to help the Headleys. What a kind and compassionate thing to do.

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        Everyone at Int. would be on lowered conditions and removing the mesty mud by the spoonful as they pulled it in and have bad intentions toward DM. ….and the ambushers are even lower beings because they failed to supress and shatter Marc, SPXtrordinare!

      • Lil Davey misses so many excellent money-making opportunities. Why, he could take Jeff Hawkins’ ex-wife, put her in a Snow White outfit, and have a pay-per-view cage match with her while singing “Whistle While You Smirk”! That would keep all the other sheep in line, teach her to watch her lip (after it gets stitched up), and get 1.5 million YouTube views and give him even more income from Google. “Dwarf Does Snow” – I can see it now. Man, his imagination is GONE.

  • anoni81b4u

    Ok at the end of the first video someone says T.R.-one .. What does that mean?

    • Eclipse-girl

      The training routines are explained here

      http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/TR/critique.html

    • TooDangerous2

      That was Marc Headley that said it. TR1 is a communication drill where you practice saying something to someone. The person you are speaking to has to feel like you very clearly communicated what you said. If your twin thinks you are not totally focused on delivering the communication, they tell you so and you keep working on it.

      Marc said “TR-1” to John, probably because John was lying and having a little trouble keeping his TR-1 “in” while doing it. That’s just a guess, but that’s what I see from the video.

      • Marc Headley

        TR-1 is also a film. Detailed in my book.

    • shasha40

      Report Immediately to Ethic as , you need handling !!! Jk , : D

      • ze moo

        I guess we know where John Travolta will be.

  • shasha40

    Regarding the additional note , ” haters gonna hate ” ! Marc & Claire , you guys are So frickin’ Awesome !!! Best revenge , ( although unintentional ) ever , You and Claire and the kiddos living life !!! Where’ s your legacy , Davey ??? Oh , yeah , the Universe knew you were not that bright and insured there will be no repeat mistakes , mistakes , mistakes …. Tick , Tock , tiny member !!! ( you , Davey read , footbullets !!! )

  • scottmercer

    The most blatant giveaway and insanity has to be: “WE ARE HAPPY!!!!!”

    • They have to scream that they’re happy almost constantly. Inside their own heads 24/7, in fact, to try to convince themselves.

  • Adrien Marcel Drea

    who’s gonna drink more scotch than usual …

    • Me! Me! I will!

    • Eclipse-girl

      Two days in a row, at a minimum

  • Adrien Marcel Drea

    cough cough give him his ventoline and cigarettes quick or he might slap !

  • sizzle8

    History Channel running America’s Book of Secrets – Scientology right now. Part with Tony and Marc just played.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Time zone?

      • Vaquera

        I don’t think cable channels adjust for time zones.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          My History Channel is talking about prisons.

          Ironic, I know…….but not the Scientology kind……hahaha

          • Vaquera

            Shows you how much I don’t know!

          • shasha40

            How we wish though …

          • They repeat the shows on a EST/PST schedule.

      • sizzle8

        west coast

  • These videos makes me happy. REAL! happy! Here we see highly-trained, very knowledgeable, very capable Scientologists confronting bigots and hate mongers and doing so with pinache, style, and grace.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      You mean terrorists?
      ‘Bigot’ is such a ‘Tommy Davis (passe)” word in a (Insert current Sciloon spokeshole here) world.

      • Oh! Thank you! I have edited to add “terrorists.” I would have remembered by mommy is waiting in the bathroom for me.

    • Yes, this is the best you clowns have got, Tommy. 🙂

    • romanesco

      It’s panache.

    • shasha40

      Uh , things have deteriorated a great deal since you’ve been gone , Tommy , entheta everywhere !!! We miss you , though …

    • Jgg2012

      Will Shelly be at Sundance?

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Winter camping in Wasatch anyone?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Are you nuts? (f5)

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Winter in Moab was lovely…

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          I have been through enough brutal Utah winters in my lifetime to pass on anymore until maybe a little further down my whole track.

  • Narcissist

    Mc Slappy got his pink panties in a twist it seems

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Dear Dave,
    I haven’t sent you a personal message lately and I feel I have been neglecting you.
    So, Here goes.

    I just want to say happy holidays.

    TO YOUR DOGS

    And here are a few things to think about in 2015.

    Marty and Mosey Rathbun
    Mike and Christie Rinder
    Marc and Claire Headley
    Tony Ortega and the Bunkerites
    Karen de la Carriere and Jeffrey Augustine
    Tory Christman
    Jeff Hawkins
    Chris Shelton
    Too many others to list individually…
    ESMB
    WWP
    OCMB
    SP’s-r-us
    HBO
    Everyone who wrote a book about the hell of Scientology.
    All pi$$ed off Exes.
    Everyone you have ever punched or slapped or yelled at or kept from sleeping for days and nights on end.

    I am not even going to try to list the people who have died whose blood is on your hands.
    YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

    Our numbers are growing exponentially.
    Yep, straight up and vertical.
    Your numbers are lies, and YOU know it.
    Happy trails, midget dictator.
    And remember…….dictators either die, or they are overthrown.
    Pick one and make it snappy, slappy.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Hot damn! I haven’t been this jazzed up since leaving 300 in the theater. The whole crowd was ready to go kick a$$. Happy holidays BTN.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        To you too, L. Wrong.

        • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

          Can I have a santa hat too?

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Ping baby on email. She will make you one.

    • Perhaps he’ll be spending the holidays with family like his parents, in-laws, wife, brother and his wife and niece?

      Or not.

    • Baby

      Mark Bunker! His Doc will be coming out too..

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        All additions welcome.

        ENTHETA REIGNS!!!!!

        • Baby

          Oh HELLO yes.. HOLLER

    • ObsessedReader

      Beautiful! Just beautiful. I’d love to watch him read it.

    • Very cool! Thanks, Bury!

  • The Freewinds in Curaco tonight, so no webcams watching. Pity.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Here it is getting fuel. View from onboard the Aidaluna…
      http://www.kroooz-cams.com/aidaluna/aidaluna1.php

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Seriously? Is that her on the left? Um, she really is smaller than I thought. I saw the picture of her next to the Carnival Freedom….but this really makes it ‘sink’ in.

        • Eivol Ekdal

          Yes – the one lit up like Xmas.

        • Eivol Ekdal
          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Thank you. I am endlessly fascinated by this old rust bucket. I am dying to know the condition of that hull.

            • Eclipse-girl

              The condition of the hull is rusty, leaky , dimpled and way past it’s use by date

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Wouldn’t you like to take a dingy around the water line with a framing hammer? I bet if you tapped a thin spot that thing would shatter like glass.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I NEVER want to be near that rust bucket, ever.
              My fear is that it will sink and that blue asbestos will not be good for our oceans, reefs, life etc.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yep. Good point.

            • It needs to be sunk into the Challenger Deep, or be launched into a solar-intercept orbit like it was nuclear waste.

    • Baby

      RM.. OMG your hat looks so natural on ya! Plus green and red you are Rockin it!

  • Captain Howdy

    Bah, humbug!
    ….

    • eldritch cuckoo

      What, are you missing the skunk squad? It’s down there… Below the floor. ^^

    • Eclipse-girl

      Would that be Mr Randi?

      • Captain Howdy

        But of course.

    • Baby

      Come on now Scrooge.. I just made you a Santa Avi.. out of Your avi.. ( F 5)

      • beauty for ashes

        i have the giggles so bad from this i’m starting to wheeze! that is so wrong!

        • Baby

          hahahha .. Talk about over the top Christmas, huh? hahaha I knew Howdy would post what he did..hahah

          • beauty for ashes

            it’s totally adorable and vaguely south park-like! i’m just now recovering. i can’t tell if its the sunglasses or the mouth. too funny!

            • Baby

              hahah you should have seen me create it.. I was laughing the whole time..and I knew he wouldn’t use it.. I have known him waaaaaaaaay too long..ha

      • Captain Howdy

        Christmas in the U.S was invented by Ulysses Grant, Macy’s and Sears & Roebuck after the Civil War to help jump start the economy and pay for the war. The Pilgrims banned christmas. Christmas in Europe was a drunken eat till you puke orgy.

        • Baby

          Don’t ever change Howdy.. You are like Popeye to me.. and I love that about you..

          ” I YAM etc..”

        • Jimmy3

          …can I scratch a name off a gift card?

          • Jo

            Use tippex, they will never know, unless they scratch it off.

        • Baby

          Wait.. What’s wrong with drunken eat till you puke orgy?

        • Nat-lificent

          So?

      • TheMirrorThetan

        Geez look what I started, now everyone is Santy Hat crazy.
        I think it was Captain Howdy who had the demon avi a long time ago?
        I was going to look for that pic and put a santy hat on it for Howdy,
        but your Xmas avi for Howdy is cute 🙂

        • Baby

          I love your darling kitteh..haha..Yes look what you started! ha.. Thank you I thought Howdy’s was adorable.. Merry Christmas sweet beautiful kitty cat..

          • TheMirrorThetan

            If i had known it was that easy to lead people astray I would have started my own religion for power and profit…Oh wait…

            Merry Christmas to you too smoking Baby 🙂

            • Baby

              Hahahahhaa.. and so on and so forth..hahahah

    • this is the extent of my holiday ‘decor’ this year….humbug indeed! giving a finger to the holidays and to the year!!!

      https://twitter.com/misstia/status/540674544151703556

      • Baby

        Tia.. I will validate YOUR feelings.. You have had one hell of a year..Good Lord.. Here is to 2015 honey.. cheers..

        • thanks Baby!! i am use to having [must sensor myself, ACK!] um, fluffery, yeah, fluffery, happening, but this year?? non-stop fluffery from a multitude of situations! i can handle most situations fine—but non-stop? and all different kinds happening at once? yes! here’s to 2015!!! 🙂

          • Baby

            OK.. Do me a HUGE favor.. Will you PLEASEEEEEEEE post that picture of you flippin someone off. I LOVE THAT PICTURE..you were so pissed..hahaha

            • could that violate our censoring? though it IS a photo, no words!! this photo (cropped so it won’t take up the whole screen) is actually 5 years old, though i could re-enact it, looking the same and with the same clothes! 😀 though most of the buttons have come off that flannel shirt….i love that shirt!!!

            • Baby

              Shoot I don’t know.. Tony posted Christen Stolte letter to the union and it had some pretty rough language..

              All I know is that I LOVE it.. hahahha I’m sure I’ve seen pictures here that were over the top..

              I took it to mean that words won’t get through disq..and that’s why they go to monitor .. but that is my interpretation.

            • yeah, i’m sure it’s just words…..and apparently, if they’re in an article, they do let some get by….don’t wish to run a foul though! 🙂

            • Techie

              “Though it’s been said, many times many ways….Merry Christmas, F*** you….”

            • re: your edit, i’ve never heard of the “kris kringle” on gold base before! and what in the world? complaining you’re not getting enough gifts?! o_O greedy grub much? you’re right—not fun at all when there’s someone coming down on non-participants! i’d say it’s unbelievable, but i know better!!

              gee, i’ve told my friends i can’t even afford to send cards this year, i hope i don’t have someone show up at my door yelling at me about that! 😀

              Have a truly merry and FREE christmas Techie!!

            • Baby

              BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWHHAHAHAH..

              OK that is going to be my new Screen savor..I can’t take it.. I forgot why you were so pisssssed.. fill me in again..

            • rather long and involved….basically the neighbor from hell across the street was irking my ire and by that point i had started my ‘policy of silence’ (meaning i did respond, react, nada, no matter what she said or did, including pointing a gun at me) but i had to express myself!!!! 🙂

              that house is now condemned and will hopefully be demolished soon!! that’s the very very short version!!! it’s my bed time!

            • Baby

              OMG such drama.. ugh.. Night sweetie..xoxo sweet dreams.

            • soooo much drama!! and some traumas…..she killed my dog Molly….. http://misstia.com/molly.html

            • Baby

              What is so funny is Ya Got a Snow Man beside you..haha..

            • the decal on the door was a stick on halloween decoration….in the uncropped photo you can see a fall themed wreath and MORE halloween decals on the side door!! year round decorations!! 🙂 i think that was taken in june of 2009…..

            • Baby

              Oh you truly are a girl after my own heart Tia..ha

            • Ella Raitch

              Every day is a holiday at Miss Tia’s (Home of Haikus and Twitter – and twisted Christmas carols)

            • one year i let the ‘hood kids paint on my house for halloween (after of course first asking their parental units if it was okay and making it clear to the kids that were never EVER to do such a thing on anyone else’s house)….it snowed early that year, so all the halloween painting stayed up all winter on the house and i painted over it late spring….

      • Captain Howdy

        My favorite christmas song.
        http://youtu.be/gsZu3A7hlm0

        • Oh wow, I haven’t heard this one in a fear years! This is now my ‘theme’ for this holiday season! 🙂

        • Couch_Incident

          Here’s mine Cap’n – “I Don’t Have A Christmas Tree (Soylent Night)” by Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) using clips from a Jimmy Swaggart rant:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyvxq06KdHQ

      • Nat-lificent

        Love it!

    • Nat-lificent

      Can you deny the grinch?

    • Ella Raitch

      Captain Curmudgeon (blows kisses…)

  • Techie

    I wonder what they think they are accomplishing by these whacko shouting raids. The big-time SPs are targeted – Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, now Marc though it seems to have been a spontaneously improvised shouting raid, it is similar in some ways. As a former Scientologist I am pretty familiar with the usual standard cray-cray but ordinary Scientology strategies and this is not one of them. Officially, if an SP is noted on the premises of an organization, a Hubbard Communications Office staff member is to say “HCO, Order!”, pointing, and any Scientologist within the sound of his voice is supposed to rapidly but not violently escort the offender from the premises. No shouting involved. My only theory is that this is something COB came up with. As background, COB is very proud of having created the “PTS-SP” course checksheet, the one with the exploding SP on the cover: i112.photobucket.com/albums/n196/scienowriter/2Fartwinds005.jpg He made it longer and added a bunch of drills about the tone scale etc. Very often a staff member in trouble gets the word to study or restudy this course, it is a favorite of Dave’s. So what does this have to do with shouting tech? Well, Hubbard mentions “confronting and shattering SPs” kind of in passing, he doesn’t really give details on how you do it. Something like “If confronted with his real crimes he would shatter” I don’t remember the exact wording. This probably sounds like a great idea to someone with Dave’s mentality – shatter their CICS *^&**((*’s! So say you are in a meeting and Dave is raving about those [expletive deleted] SPs etc. etc. You need to “deliver an effective blow”. You need to do or say something that will shut him up. You desperately need to get off the base, even for a few hours. So you screw your courage to the sticking point and say “Sir, I know what to do! I am going to confront and shatter those [expletive deleted] SPs right now today!” So you find out where Marty is going to be using your travel agents and show up. Unfortunately Hubbard never said what to say to “shatter an SP” and you are too tired and worn down to come up with something original so you say something dumb like “You are not important! We don’t care about you!” (exactly the opposite of what they mean). With Marc they had some choice stupid phrases, probably repeated from some COB briefing. Nobody expects anything to actually happen but you can say you really socked it to an SP. Somehow the SP did not break down and cry or try to hurt somebody, the desired result. But anyway you tried. Might get you off the bottom of the s*** list for a day or two…I am willing to entertain anyone else’s theory, but that is my thought.

    • Anonymous

      Most of the “SP’s” targeted by Scientology are simply former Scientologists who had enough of the nonsense in the church, left, and are now telling the truth about their experiences.

      Like so much of Scientology, the “confront and shatter” tech does not work and is little more than a marketing jingle to sell another “solution” to folks that need somebody to tell them how to act. The “SP” label is primarily a political designation used internally for people who refuse to cave into the coercive thought reform techniques used in Scientology to corral freedom of thought and action.

      When the number of “SP’s” was a manageable few, the church had a modicum of success silencing folks with legal threats and Fair Game intimidation tricks.

      Now…the number of ex-Scientologists is many times the number of active Scientology and the folks that have left already know the magic show tricks of Scientology better than the people still inside.

      Spoiler Alert to Scientology – the magic tricks don’t work anymore on people that have already seen the show.

      Heh.

      • Techie

        Yep, fresh out of fairy dust on this bus, Tick Tock Dave.

        • No matter how many clams clap their hands for him, TinkerDave won’t get well–if the boozing or smoking don’t do him in first.

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      …..or on the bottom of the list because you FAILED and are obviously PTS or SP ….someone has to PAY!

  • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

    What a day Marc and all those with him had, wow! Thank you all!
    I’m glad you cleared up about the money issue Tony, in your additional note. I remember this and everyone came forward with something. It was a heartwarming, grand display of support for the Headley’s and against the cult.
    i liked this little plan of attack when they were leaving and the Danish got it on film. Can’t wait to see the film.

  • nottrue

    How would you like both of them coming at you……

    • valshifter

      zombies, looking for fresh meat

    • Ella Raitch

      If I have watched them here does that count on YouTube as a view or do I need to go and find on YouTube? TIA

  • The Dude

    Good news today huh? These people are coming apart at the seams. Love you all!
    F5 for pic

    • Vaquera

      Your video from Friday night was such fun. Thanks for sharing with the Bunker.

  • valshifter

    On the last video when the lady said “but do you see how aggressive you guys are?” she did not get her answer, the sea arg worker turns around and say to her crew ok,” guys we are done here” and she pushes everybody back to go away, she did not answer the damn question, she got cornered with the truth and she could not handle and cowed away. what a bunch of rats. despicable. the next time I hope the floods run flat over the whole compound. What was the message to Mark anyway? deny deny deny? that is the scientology layers technique also, they even do it in court they always denay, we are supposed to believe they are the good guys and we are the bad guys, all they have to do is deny deny deny . OMG how frustrated but we will not stop speaking out against scientology get it OSA?

    • Remy

      “when the lady said ‘but do you see how aggressive you guys are?'”

      Yes, I thought that was very nicely played by the Danish team. It completely shut the Scientologists down. That’s a nice approach, strikes me as more diplomatic and European, a little foreign to Americans like myself who perhaps give others too much “freedom” to behave badly. Also, requesting introspection is a great way to freeze sociopathic behavior.

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    Sort of OT but when I called a local bookstore to order Marc’s book, Jenna Hill’s book, and Going Clear (Christmas presents!), the employee mentioned that her god-daughter had escaped from the cult, and she pays a lot of attention to what they are doing. She thinks they should be put out of business. I told her to stock Going Clear because I think there will be a lot of demand based on HBO/Sundance which I read about on Tony Ortega’s blog, and she was quite appreciative. I think the number of potential Bunkerites is way higher than the number of potential cultists…

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    By the way – does anyone know if Captain “Blackheart” David Miscavige is at Int Base right now? I assume that if so, conditions are much worse for the captives than if the diminutive captain is in Clearwater…

    • Baby

      Oops I took Captain ” Blackheart” as Howdy.. Carry on Free.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        Oh gosh Baby – Captain Howdy is “Captain, My Captain.” I figured I would refer to the little dictator as a captain since that is his title, and he hates for us to use it because he is trying to say that he has nothing to do with the Sea Org.

        • Baby

          haha I know Free.. I had to tease it was the perfect time to do so.. xo

    • Techie

      Normally he would be there at this time of year, cracking the whip to get the visuals and speeches done for the “4 days before New Year’s” event. Definitely the air temperature drops below freezing whenever he is around.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        So it must be pretty ugly there right now what with the mudslide and now Marc and the film crew.

        • chukicita

          Not to mention micromanaging that spreadsheet of lawsuits.

          I wonder if the rate of Scientologists blowing has exceeded the rate of raw meat coming in.

          • Anonymous

            Those two lines crossed many, many years ago.

            Best estimates by folks that had full access to the IAS database are that all time peak membership was never more than 100,000 globally and that the number today is closer to 25,000. Membership has been in decline since the early 1990’s.

            • chukicita

              An article in the paper yesterday about a church in Clearwater going up for sale caught my eye (entire article at http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/think-selling-a-home-is-hard-how-about-a-church-or-a-bowling-alley/2209335 )

            • Anonymous

              Thanks for the link.

              An interesting quote from Pastor Nancy Mayeux abut the decision to sell: “The church is the people, not the building, so we’re going to sell the church and use the proceeds to continue to be missional.”

              This is directly contrary to what Scientology is doing with the “Ideal Org” program.

            • chukicita

              That is exactly what caught my eye!

              I thought I’d posted a snip of that paragraph with that sentence highlighted, but, well, Disqus. Thanks!

            • Stacy

              Anonymous, as the fount of much CoS knowledge, can you tell me why in the world CoS has its New Years celebration on the 27th? Did they start out unable to get the venue they wanted on the 31st and just ended up leaving it? Or does it have something to do with editing footage to send out by the 31st?

              Thanks.

            • Anonymous

              This topic is outside of my expertise, but I would speculatively suggest that these factors played a role in the decision to do it on the 27th:

              It is a Saturday, which makes it easier for folks to attend (babysitters, etc.)

              The traditional New Years Eve date conflicts with public Scientologists other plans, lowering attendance at prior events

              Venue pricing / selection may play a role

              More “selling” days are created by stretching out the festivities

              Somebody with direct knowledge of the planning of these events would probably be able to supply a better / more informed response.

            • Stacy

              Thanks Anonymous. I appreciate the feedback.

  • BFM

    The cult is becoming more and more like a wounded animal: scared, introverted and prone to violently
    attack anyone who gets too close.

    The media at large is smelling the blood. They know they can poke this animal without the
    heavy repercussions they would have endured in the past.

    The footage the Danish crew got is just a little foretaste. Much more is to come. I am very
    sure of this, given the lack of any decent strategy in handling the cults ever increasing bad PR.

    Baring the developments of previous years in mind, 2015 is promising to be an epic year of media exposure.

    I hope it will be a year that delivers a powerful enough blow to the sect to end forced disconnection,
    slave labor camps, coerced abortions and many such crimes against humanity.

    When those human rights abuses are put to a halt, I personally wouldn’t care less whether some people
    will continue to practice space cooties exorcism or any other such “religious beliefs”.

    I am hopeful 2015 will bring a beginning of the end of those abuses.

    • Jimmy3

      These videos show that there are many willing to ride it out til the end, and that end isn’t in 2015. But it’s a nice thing to say for the Holidays.

      • BFM

        One can always hope Jimmy3, I was like that once….. and I woke up too, eventually. Just as many others commented here, these people are NOT happy and their fanatic attitude is a put up show. The feel compelled to do so. But, once truth sets in their minds, things can change pretty rapidly.

        • Jimmy3

          And they all do so at once, and the Cult of Scientology collapses before 2016? Grow up, Peter Pan.

          • BFM

            That’s not what my comments says, I believe, unless my English writing is flawed (always a possibility).

            I think I said a beginning of the end of those abuses.

            There will always be a handful of people too deluded to wake up. But the larger scene is what I was commenting on.

            • Jimmy3

              Oh. That won’t happen either. And the Peter Pan thing wasn’t an insult, just a movie reference.

            • BFM

              Of course it wasn’t an insult Jimmy3, never took it like one :). And lol, everyone knows Peter Pan, right..? I wish I had that magic.
              Anyhow, I a seeing things a bit more optimistic.

            • Jimmy3

              Peter Pan was a movie? I was talking about Wedding Crashers.

            • BFM

              lulz:)

            • Robert Eckert

              “Maybe not the beginning of the end, but at least the end of the beginning”
              (Churchill said that in fall ’42, when Rommel fell back in North Africa, Stalingrad was looking bad for the Germans and the Japanese were past peak in the Pacific)

            • BFM

              Love that phrase! Which ever way one chooses to look at this, it’s definitely not looking good for the sect of scio.

              And I really do believe media-exposure can and will put an halt to the human rights abuses.They reformed the “hole”, lessened the forced abortions and stuff like that with less media attention than 2015 is promising to bring.

              My glass is half full — my take on this.

    • Baby

      BFM.. You are one of us..and you have to get dressed for Christmas..

      • BFM

        hahah yes baby you are right, me wants some Santa outfit too 🙂

      • Baby

        oops refresh if it doesn’t come throgh

      • BFM

        aahwwww thank youuuu cuddle baby, sending smokes to you 😉

        • Baby

          You are quite welcome.. How did you get that yellow bar on there?

          • BFM

            What yellow bar?

            • Baby

              It’s gone now.. did u take it away?

            • BFM

              I guess I used some of my magic OT powaz without ever realizing it 😉

            • Baby

              Does anyone else see a yellow bar on the left side of BFM’s avi? Or am I totally losing it?

            • BFM

              Neh, baby! If you are seeing it then it’s there! Oh…dang… now I see a yellow bar at the left side of you avi!

            • Baby

              Weird.. Ok.. Just so I’m NOT losing my mind ( More than usual)

            • BFM

              hahaha, nope not more than the usual 😉

          • Robert Eckert

            If you open a new copy of the Bunker by right-clicking the time-stamp on a post and using “open in new tab” (better than refresh because the old tab still holds your place) Disqus will zoom the new tab to that post and mark it with a yellow bar.

            • Baby

              No kidding.. Robert thank you! That is funny I did not know that.

      • Nat-lificent

        What about Jimmy and Howdy? Are they refusing to play dress-up b/c it’s too Scientologisty?

        • Baby

          Nat..yours cracks me up.. Jimmy didn’t ask.. ( I told anyone if they wanted one I would make them one..)

          Made one for scrooge err Howdy..but it’s against his religion..ha If the Pilgrims wouldn’t celebrate Xmas neither is he.. haha

          • Nat-lificent

            The Pilgrims were jerks.

            • Baby

              YEAH .. DOWN WITH THE FUGGIN PILGRIMS !

        • Jimmy3

          I’m not too cool for anything. Thanks for the hat

          • Nat-lificent

            Yay!

          • Vaquera

            Your avi makes me chuckle…in a good way. It’s just so dang jaunty!

            • Jimmy3

              Changing your avatar is a huge commitment, and it’s one I don’t take lightly. I just thought the little hat was so funny.

            • Vaquera

              I’m going for it. Before my head hits the pillow on the 25th I’ll revert back to my one and only original.

            • Baby

              Love it Jimmy.. haha.. You are a good sport!

            • Vaquera

              It’s still making me smile.

    • outraged

      All of our poking and prodding has bewildered, annoyed and angered the Scists left in the Xemu Zoo. Now the wind and the rain are bringing down the E-electrified fences so the remaining animals are running loose in the Wild. Only the caged koolaiders afraid of freedom will be left at the end.

      • BFM

        Yep, and I think the scene you just described in such a poetic way is almost a reality.

      • Jimmy3

        Welcome. Happy Non-denominational Holidays to you.

        • Baby

          Yes, No Maybe so? ( refresh)

          • Vaquera

            Can you holiday’up my ever-watching blue equine eye?

            • Baby

              Uh YEAH! Give me a minute.. I can do it now cause it’s slowin down now..

            • Vaquera

              Maybe in Xmas green instead of red? Otherwise, if everyone is sporting red highlights it’s going to get confusing to scroll for particular posters.
              (And thanks for offering your talents!)

            • Baby

              OOPS didn’t read the read this first.. I’ll wait until Nat comes back.

          • Nat-lificent

            or these (refresh)

            • Vaquera

              The hat gets my vote. The others are a bit too sweet for J3 sardonics.

            • Baby

              Nat is going to do one too Texas.. so you can choose..

            • Nat-lificent

              And neither of us will get our feelings hurt . . . srsly

            • Baby

              bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhahahha.. OMG.. Girl I just love you.. I promise you could NEVER hurt my feelings.. no one on Bunker ( If they did I would let them know..) trust me.

            • Nat-lificent

              *hug of joy*

            • Vaquera

              I was tempted by the first version. The second one made me feel a bit hypnotized.

            • Baby

              absolutely stunning Texas.. The frame looks good on certain ones.. Yours looks perfect as a wreath. Nat is so talented..

              I just do it for grins. She could do it professionally. Just darling..

            • Vaquera

              Three avi options gifted to me this evening; more than I received for my bday this week. I’m a happy camper!

            • Baby

              Well Happy Birthday Texas!

            • Vaquera

              Thank you, dearie. Amazingly, another year passes and I’m STILL north of 50.

            • Baby

              You are just a baby.. ; 0

            • Nat-lificent

              F5

            • Nat-lificent

              This one is less lopsided

            • Baby

              Perfect.. sniff..sniff runs to bedroom sobbing…………..

              Seriously .. Could NOT be better! I love, love love it! Woo Hoo.. Our first wreath..

            • Vaquera

              Tho you get an A+ for effort, Baby, I have to agree with you. Excuse me for a few while I change wardrobes.

            • Baby

              Yes.. I did like mine ..but I saw Nat’s and GAME OVER! Yeah.. xo

            • Vaquera

              Whew. Changing aviators on an iPad is an aerobic exercise!

            • Nice hat, Baby!

            • Baby

              Likewise Santa Dodo.. xo

            • Nat-lificent

              This is the most fun — thanks for starting it baby. I know we are annoying people but that just kinda makes it better. I have a couple more in me then I have IRL decorating to do 🙂

            • Baby

              Ohhh Yes. You know what I was thinking Nat? How those lurking..or on the fence or even trolls.. Maybe the Holiday avi’s might trigger a childhood memory.

              ” Oh Wouldn’t it be Loverly..”

            • Vaquera

              ^^^^^

            • Nat-lificent

              And smaller F5

            • Vaquera

              Thanks. I’m good to go!

            • Hingle McCringleberry

              If you have a spare moment, Nat, the McCringlevatar could use some holiday cheer. Sorry that so much of it is already red. . .

            • Here’s one for you, bro. F5

            • Resized version F5

            • Baby

              Yes.. perfect.. Do one for Vaquera.. I did one and let me see what you come up with.. and make it avi size..( Please..please..)

            • Nat-lificent

              Okie doke 🙂

          • Nat-lificent

            Baby, I love you, but . . . no.
            XD

            • Baby

              Nat.. If someone wants anything done with their avi.. ( Other than the basic hat..) I will send them to you ok.

              I have a free program that has hats and a couple other things..but you have a lot.. so would you mind? xo love baby

            • Nat-lificent

              Cool with me. Let’s see how many Bunkerites we can tinsel-bomb. Heh heh heh!

            • Baby

              YES!!! ha.. So as not to clog up the blog we’ll have them do what I did earlier and have them ask from an older blog post of Tony’s.. then it will go to our e mail.

              OK.. I am going to bed..yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn night baby reindeer.. so cute

        • Baby

          Yesterday I went to the store. I said, ” Merry Christmas! ” to a fellow shopper..( I was in a good mood)

          She said..” I don’t say that..” and I said.. ” OK well have a lousy Christmas..” and walked away shaking my head..

          Before anyone jumps on my Buttercup.. Yes I know PC..I know Jewish holidays.. blah, blah, blah..

          Just STFU ( hahahah)

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Years ago one of my friends was going so far overboard to be politically correct in his seasonal greetings that I started meeting him with the words, “Happy Something.”

          • Stacy

            Try doing it at a college. I have no idea what to say, so end up throwing in all the possible holiday options.

            Except I have no idea what the greeting is for Kwanza. Happy Kwanza?

            I’m just going to start skipping seasonal festivities and tell my students not to drink and drive over the break.

            • Baby

              Stacy.. OMG I love your Kitteh.. absolutely darling..

              Merry Freakin Christmas..hahaha..

            • Stacy

              Didn’t Nat outdo herself? It’s fabulous! 🙂

          • Tracy Schmitz

            that reminds me of a job i had a few years ago.. a sales job in a office, where in the 1st week of starting there i heard a nearby colleague sneeze and i said “god bless you” and immediately my boss overheard me saying this and called me into his office and told me to “never ever say that again!” and i was like “say what?” “say god bless you to that guy because of his religious beliefs that is a no no for him and blah, blah, blah… “WHATEVER!” so what next time he sneezes i should say “drop dead!’ or “F” off?!”… i’m all for religious beliefs more or less (except scam-ology, radical islam, westboro baptist church, etcetera) but how in the world could anyone be “offended” by someone saying a nice gesture to them?! P.S. i believe mr.sneezing was a jehovah witness? not sure but i think so..

            • Baby

              OMG..hahaha Tracy isn’t that the absolute stupidest thing ..GAWWD

              I always say ” God Bless You..” ever since I was a toddler..we just say that automatically in my family..

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Awwww, Jimmy you got a hat too.

          • Nat-lificent

            F5

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Sweetness! Thx mama.

      • Missionary Kid

        I’m taking “Xenu Zoo” and adding it to the list of nicknames for $cientology. Thanks.

  • Lady Squash

    Did those idiots ever deliver their precious “message”? I don’t think so. I loved the producer who kept commenting calmly about their aggressive style.

  • Lady Squash

    I have checked out “Manchurian Candidate” from the library. I’m working my way through Jon Atack’s suggested list of movies to watch.

    • Vaquera

      The original with Sinatra or the remake with Denzel Washington? I didn’t note which one Atack suggested.

      • L. C. Spencer

        Sinatra one, for gosh sake. It is a riveting classic. The DW remake is… a remake. In the original, the brainwashing scene is amazing, and you get not just Frank Sinatra but Lawrence Harvey, Janet Leigh and best of all, Scary Angela Lansbury!

        • Vaquera

          Easy there. I’ve seen them both and absolutely agree with your preference. I was just wondering which one Lady Squash checked out.

        • I say – both.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Original all the way. A masterpiece. And out of public view through all my early years.

      • Lady Squash

        I didn’t know there were two versions. I got the remake. Hope it is as good as the original.

  • As a dedicated mac-head this would have been one of the worst things that could have ever happened!!!!!!!!!

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/12/leaked-sony-e-mails-reveal-aaron-sorkin-wanted-tom-cruise-as-steve-jobs/

    pic

    • Robert Eckert

      From the comment thread:

      skippyvsjifshowdownWise, Aged Ars Veteranabout 9 hours ago

      Tom Cruise would have been interesting if only to see how Sorkin and et al. would have shoehorned a slow motion running scene into the script.

      • it’s trending on twitter… the common theme I’ve noticed is the equivalency of massive egos

    • 1subgenius

      It’s hard to believe that there could be anything worse than Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, but this would have been it.

  • Cosmo Pidgeon

    Marc and Claire.. Thank you for your courage and for speaking out for those who can’t or won’t due to fear, and threats to personal safety, and threats to an eternity that already belongs to them anyway.Also the fear and true possibility of losing family and loved ones. You have paved a way with many now who have spoken out that others can follow. My best wishes to you and your children for the Holidays.The best is yet to come.

  • Do they wear Santa hats at the Int Base? They totally should to light up the mood!
    Imagine all of the different hilarious scenarios when everyone at Gold is “hatted”.

    • Missionary Kid

      They should wear pointed hats, but not the type that flops over like Santa’s. Think DUNCE.

      • Graham

        D for Dunce, Despair, Deluded, Deranged, Defrauded……

        • Stacy

          Damaged, degraded, dismayed, deported, difficult, daft.

          • Graham

            Depressed, disillusioned, demoralised, deceived……..

            • Missionary Kid

              Discaviged.

    • Ella Raitch

      DodoTheSanta!

      • Haha! Love your festive avy!

      • Baby

        Ella I love your avi..still got your Kools..hahaha

  • Cosmo Pidgeon

    Oh…and thank you Mr Ortega for not only providing us this forum for exchange of ideas but for excellent and patient journalism of a strange subject. I’m sure that when you started this project you had little idea of the depth and bizarre nature of it, and the ensuing harassment. You are obviously a man of journalistic integrity and like many good people I know in New York, not to be f**ked with….. So an early Happy Holidays from Cosmo. Keep up the good work and be safe. We need you.

  • valshifter

    Scientology is having a very successful Christmas this year, straight up and vertical with floods that almost wipe out little fits (not a typo), and a surprise movie coming out on HBO, wow that only happens to OTs very up tone very theta. No wonder millions wants to join the cult, they trample each other to get into the doors of the Ideal orgs. is happening.

  • Pierrot

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    Yesterday’s stats is 115 new or refreshed ads bringing our Last 4 Days UP from 303 to 354 and the 7 days Regional List UP from 619 to 665
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    DON’T route out, BLOW, Get HELP, get OUT. CALL 1-866-XSEAORG

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  • Pete Griffiths

    Hilarious, made my day 🙂

  • NOLAGirl

    Thanks to Nat and Baby for all the Christmas decorations. 🙂 The place looks great.

  • Jonathan Cummings

    I love it when Scientologists make themselves look crazy for the whole world to see. Thanks for the video Mark! I

  • PEA BRAINED CATHERINE FRASIER: I think it was pretty dumb for Catherine to go out to enturbulate Mark while foreign docu cameras were rollilng. Since they never give interviews she stepped right into it! Also, she defended Scientology instead of attacking her enemy. Catherine you should have just turtled up as usual!

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Pope needs a seasonal hat.

  • BeenThereDoneThat

    It’s so sad everyone has a story on their escape. It’s only gotten tougher to do over the years. When I was there many moons ago, I helped put up the first fence. I had to plan my escape for weeks to beat the completion of the fencing to make my run on a moon lit night. I think this contributes to dreams/nightmares that come later once you’re finally free.

  • Eugene K

    “You guys are fine. I don’t even know you.” – i.e. we only hate the people that were Church members and preferably spent a few decades working for the Church. But really… this is how it goes in Scientology. When you are new and don’t know any better, you are treated like some royalty. Once you get your feet wet in Scientology, especially with staff, you are treated as if you were some Church property that can be destroyed and discarded if you fail to meet the “functional expectations” that are usually complete opposite from the bait and switch marketing when you first get in.

    And people are often restrained, followed, and harassed during regular recruitment (or reg) cycles when they are still public. One can only imagine the level of restraint (both physical and emotional) that can be levelled when someone is actually staff in the Sea Org especially at some higher level.

  • HollywoodGuy

    How old is Catherine Fraser? She looks like she’s had some work done. You know who else looks like she’s had work done? Jennifer Linson. Her face looked like it had been pumped full of dermal filler. I don’t understand how these Sea Org ladies, with only $50 pay a week, are able to get expensive beauty treatments?