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Ryan Hamilton makes it 26 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab scheme

Herb_AdderlyRyan Hamilton has filed yet another federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. This makes 26 lawsuits he’s filed just since last February, and none of them has been dismissed (although a number of them have been settled or are in mediation).

Once again, Hamilton has filed a lawsuit on behalf of someone who paid for drug counseling at the Narconon Fresh Start facility in Caliente, Nevada, known as Rainbow Canyon Retreat.

Maryland resident Dianna Nardella found the place by searching online for a rehab facility for her son, Charles, in December 2011. According to the complaint filed by Hamilton, Dianna found herself talking on the phone to Narconon Fresh Start representative Ryan Warczak.

“Dianna explained to Warczak that her son had recently been a passenger in automobile accident in which three of his friends had been killed and her son was the lone survivor. Dianna further explained that her son needed a rehabilitation program that provided both substance abuse treatment and counseling for his grief and depression related to the auto accident,” says the lawsuit.

Warczak, the complaint alleges, told Dianna that Narconon “provided for grief and depression as well as substance abuse treatment.”

Hamilton points out that, in fact, in other cases Narconon has admitted that it doesn’t provide counseling at all. Instead, patients go through Scientology training that is the same for each subject.

Dianna was also told that Narconon has a 76-percent success rate, and was secular. In fact, the program is entirely based on Scientology concepts, and the success rate is wildly exaggerated. Hamilton runs through the evidence he’s gathered in other cases showing that Narconon is really aimed at recruiting people for Scientology, and its own expert witness admitted there was no science behind its sauna-and-vitamins regimen.

“Because of Defendants’ deception, Charles did not receive any substance treatment or counseling for his grief and depression.”

Here’s the complaint…

Nardella v. Narconon: Complaint

 
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Just how much does infinity cost, anyway?

For several weeks now, we’ve been seeing evidence of the latest kooky promotion Scientology has rolled out in order to get its exhausted members to pony up even more in the way of donations. Now, thanks to one of our great tipsters, we get some specifics on how much it costs to join “The Infinity Club”…

 
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Did you get that? Those goofy jackets you’ve been making fun of? They require a donation of $88,000.

Hm, tough choice. College education for your kid, or a nifty Members Only jacket with a silly Mobius strip emblem on it.

Scientology makes it so hard to choose!

And how about $8,800 for a T-shirt. A T-shirt!

Even worse, for $880, you don’t even get the shirt. Burn.

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

Hey, I just ran around a pole for hours until I went into a trance state and realized I was a manta ray in a past life — and now I have this gigantic Super Power building all to myself. Yay, Scientology!

 
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We didn’t even pay attention to the name until a commenter pointed it out — yes, this is Emilio Calcioli, nephew to famous writer Neil Gaiman. Neil’s sister, Lizzy Calcioli, is a dedicated Scientologist, as are her children, one of whom is Emilio’s brother, Alessandro, who last year married Louisa Hodkin in a ceremony that got a lot of press.

 
Hey, we went to the Freewinds for Film Week and now we’re ready for Hollywood!

 
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Looks like OT 8 actress Marisol Nichols also made the trip for Film Week. Note the funny joke by Bodhi Elfman!

 
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Scientologists are using social media more than ever. Drop us a line if you spot them posting images to Instagram or Facebook!

 
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OUR COUNTDOWNS

19 days until Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief opens at the Sundance Film Festival at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 25 in Park City, Utah

6 days until our special Underground Bunker announcement at noon, January 12

 
Posted by Tony Ortega on January 6, 2015 at 07:00

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  • BosonStark

    For a limited time, Scientologists in good standing who complete the Cause Resurgence Rundown will get this special hat to wear…
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/Kkkkzzzz/CR1_zps314b68f7.jpg

    • L. C. Spencer

      I can’t believe I’m not at cause over this butter!

    • Frodis73

      I love that you added ppl and superheros.

  • This makes me angry! VERY FUCKING ANGRY!!!

    • It’s only the beginning.

    • Sarah James

      What? $cientology did not help you with that? You might want to pace yourself tommy.

    • Lucille Austero

      Tommy. Everyone is allowed to swear now. Except you. Please show yourself out.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I miss Tommy Davis! Co$ is sooooooo much more boring without his chronic faux pas disease.. No Tommy foot in mouth means no mysterious Tommy disappearances for his secret punishment sessions in Clearwater.. No leaked videos.. No cool temper tantrums.. I hate change.. I miss Tommy…

    • Juicer77

      It’s ok, Tommy. Momma sent you some crayons and a nice new coloring book. Go sit in the corner and be a good little boy.

  • Tony Ortega

    Freewinds ‘Film Week’ photo added to the post

  • nottrue

    They will come get you……

    • Sarah James

      Heard that for the first time at age 14. Still waiting…

    • L. C. Spencer

      NOOOOOOOO, someone warn her! I’m not on Faceboook, did anybody warn her?

      • How would you do that without scaring her? Contact her mom?

        • L. C. Spencer

          I think the point of contacting her would be to scare her. Scare her away, that is.

    • Frodis73

      Oh, she’s fucked.

    • Truthiwant

      I’m worried by the number of Italians that ‘like’ this trash. Either it’s Italians or it’s Ukranians/Russians.
      What the f— are these idiots upvoting for. It’s insane.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Della, Della, Della. That is one lame get-out-of-recruiting-hell defense. Pack your bags – don’t leave a forwarding, and run. They’ve probably booked your flight or passage already and on your doorstep at this moment. Use the escape hatch. I know a safe bunker if you’re ever shopping for one.

    • DannyBoy

      Who’s there?
      Land shark

    • Phil McKraken

      The best help they could give her is to not answer her call. It’s crazy-ass expensive to live in London. Who would move there from Norfolk to take a job making pennies a day? Oh, a Scientologist, that’s who.

  • Robert Eckert

    He may have been a manta ray, but can he speak to an octopus?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-t7MV-Z6Pc

    • Destructor of Worlds

      Hebbo !

    • Frodis73

      This still makes me laugh after viewing it dozens of times. It’s so easy to join!

  • Observer

    The repellent smugness in that Film Week pic is far more powerful than any OT powers.

  • Truthiwant

    The Freewinds photo:
    Real Scientologists don’t wear glasses. Those two guys are impostors. And one of them even has the cheek to wear a Clear/OT bracelet!

    • The glasses are to hide their identities when using their super-powers.

  • Science Doc

    Cruise ship in the Carribean. Film Week. Right. Films selected by the Church of Scientology. Right.

    Let me off in Bonaire or anyplace else with restaurants, accommodations and warm beaches. If I feel like watching some films I can get some real good ones using something called the Internet.

    • Destructor of Worlds

      Bonaire is where they dump their waste in the Nature Reserve. Smallest Island, half of it is nature reserve.

      • Science Doc

        Been there. Seen the Fleecewinds tied up there.

        • Destructor of Worlds

          They still go there to dump waste don’t they. Corruption is king.

  • flyonthewall

    If Jeff Hawkins was still Mr. Marketing for CoS he would be targeting the hell out of the hipster douche bag set. Are you sure this pic isn’t from an Ambercrombie & Finch ad? Who would of thought hipster + scientology = marriage made in hell?

    • No, that’s a marriage made in Doucheland. Nation of Islam + $cientology = marriage made in hell by Satan.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Satan is a good guy, compared to tiny Dave – the Poop of scientology.

  • Mrs. V.

    Super-truper-fab-totes-amazing-wonderful. Blech.

  • Lucille Austero

    Hey Fleecewinds hipsters! Wham! called and they want their haircuts back!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      They need to cover them up with their official hats. Much better look – and an upgrade to boot!
      http://i.imgur.com/8ooNCAf.jpg

      • Lucille Austero

        Snort!

      • Dolly Jones

        Oooo harsh… not. hahaha.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I have read some of their tweets and FB rants. I’m like, “Get a mirror, already!”

          • Dolly Jones

            Well it part and parcel with people that have more money then sense. I feel your pain THDNE… pass the sick-bag.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              The thing of it is is that there’s none of the usual filters you expect from the narcissistic crowd. What I’m reading is everything I suspected they were Really thinking as they twisted the knife in your back, while smiling and air kissing your cheek. Is this due to the mental stripping social media might cause? I do not know these things. But I’m pretty certain I wish they’d put their masks back on.

            • Dolly Jones

              It’s definitely a social media thing. People let their guard down online and social norms and niceties go right out the window. Plus, things they might say in a group of peers, suddenly in black and white for whole world to see takes their BS to a whole new repugnant level.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              But, but, that’s like high school!

            • Dolly Jones

              You got it!

      • DannyBoy

        They may not be much but they’re all they ever think about…

    • Before they Go-go?

    • stanrogers

      There’s not a whole lot left of me (and what there is left isn’t worth carting away for scrap), but I have resolved not to shuffle off this mortal coil until I’ve seen an Instagrammed twit with a full-blown A Flock of Seagulls thing going on wondering whether he’s being ironic or real. Until recently, I thought that would give me a lot of time…

      • Lucille Austero

        Oh man. You lose.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Courtesy of AnonyVix at WWP 2011…
    http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/627/deathship.jpg

    • aquaclara

      Oh, this is fabulousness in all its shoopiness. Thanks to you both.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      awesome.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        I wonder is people like Michael Doven, Chris Smith and Randy Stith will be there.
        <a href="http://rutube.ru/video/fe69ed590de5e9ecf3238c2c4ce10007/&quot; Michael Doven-Marty Rathbun Phone Call
        I listened to this again and towards the end you can hear Marty say, “I have Chris Smith here with a camera.”

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          While I want all to make it out alive, there are some bottom feeders that were bottom feeders before they slithered into scientology. But it’s harder and harder to remember who the good guys were/are and who were born rotten, dirty scoundrels.

        • I need to get out more and start running into these tools I used to know. Particularly Smith and Doven. Maybe some of them will picket the play this month?

  • nottrue

    Dam pesky Wogs…..Get away from that door

    • Dolly Jones

      How many properties do they have in London I wonder. Just googled and at least four popped up on the map.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      I remember my stakeout of the “church” when I was in London last summer. It was great fun watching groups of people walking by, when one of them notices the scientology sign, then pointing, and all of them laughing. It didn’t happen just once, but several times during the hour I endured {being in the presence of xenu}.

      scientology really is the laughing stock of all religions.

  • Ruby

    ok, I just read over at Rinder’s that it was HIS deposition that was scheduled for today, not Mike Ellis.
    I thought it was supposed to be his yesterday and Ellis today. Not sure why I thought that, but there ya go

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      and he said it was entertaining, but not very enlightening. Of course, we want details, right? But maybe he can’t say any more.

      • I thought that one of the responses to CoS’ silly objection was that Rinder was going to be deposed first?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          All I know is Mike said Ellis didn’t depose today. And I though the opposite objection was the case. I’m too lazy to check this now. Anybody?

          • Robert Eckert

            They were objecting that Rinder could change his testimony based on what he heard from Ellis. Garcia’s side pointed out that Rinder was being deposed first.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Thank you, Robert. I knew someone had to be on the ball.

      • Eclipse-girl

        I want a video tape. But I would settle for a transcript

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ REMINDER +–+ RED X ***
    Yesterday, Monday was a record for new/refresh ads, today is a slowish start with 37 ads so far this Tuesday (see the Daily Wip).
    We welcome back Orange County after an absence of a few months. Keep checking the Daily Wip for California later this evening every 2nd hours.
    RedX write up : https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321
    RedX spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    For those who do not have much time but would like to send a message to Tony Chen here are the links for Sacramento Riverpark mission.
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/bbb?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/ccc?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/eee?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    If you like to do ALL Sacramento (about 100 ads) go to the Regional list of the RedX spreadsheet. (see link above).
    James aka JJ and Gregory are spamming again after a break of a few months, find them in the Regional List or the Last 4 Days!

    Ranger by El Chief, enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX & flickred by Aegerprimo:. https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15575529991/in/set-72157642802079293

  • Elegant Mess

    Re: The social media post about the Fleawinds Film Week

    First, Matus misspelled totes as “tots”. Like tater tots? Oh, I’m hungry now.

    Second, is that blond lady flipping someone off?

    • Observer

      And trouper as truper. At least I think he meant trouper. I have no idea what a truper might be.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        He’s slovak, and English does not appear to be his first language. some of his errors are funny though.

        • Observer

          Ah, that explains it. I withdraw my mockery. His English is much better than my whatever his first language is.

  • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

    I do really like their broken infinity logo.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      I really like it too.
      Because only Scientology is thick enough to put a break in an infinity symbol.
      Flipping tools.

    • DannyBoy

      Road to nowhere….
      Forever….

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        But notice there is no “bridge” between those breaks?
        You just fall into the abyss.

  • Vaquera

    Film Week may explain why Marisol Nichols and Michelle Stafford were in Curaçao with their daughters at the same time as the Freewinds. I have to assume they were cruising’ with the Org.
    http://instagram.com/p/xP6m6CnZRJ/
    http://instagram.com/p/xQEXsyMjXt/

    Here is Stafford and her daughter aboard the “cruise ship” on New Years.
    http://instagram.com/p/xSe2cXsjcI/

    • outraged

      Any parent who is brings their kids anywhere near this hellhole of a Kult should be investigated for child abuse.

    • Sarah James

      I had to look her up as I had no idea who she was. I guess scientology has failed to make her a “star” like tom cruise and kirstie alley. lol.

      • Vaquera

        Maybe Film Week Pro will be her big break into name-above-the-title famousness. ..…nah.

    • Juicer77

      “Oh, no, Mommy! I think this ship is sinking!!”

      ETA: I love how in the 2nd shot they are in front of the door hinge – must be extra-big beings! Or standing on a box.

      • Vaquera

        “Oh, no, Mommy! I think this ship is stinking!!”

  • Tony Ortega

    Marisol Nichols Film Week photo added to the post

  • i-Betty

    Oh, woe. It’s tough enough when you’re a tiny dictator. How much worse would you feel if you were the answer to a quiz question that fell under the category ’embarrassments of 2014′?

    Category : Embarrassments
    Question : 85

    http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/christmas-quiz

    • Dolly Jones

      Ha Brilliant!

    • sugarplumfairy

      Lol.. Great find, Betty!

    • Sarah James

      LOL and he so hates to be mocked!

    • DannyBoy

      That’s priceless

    • Ella Raitch

      It’s tough being a pocket sized dictator

    • Juicer77

      This makes me so happy!

    • Frodis73

      Can somebody tell me what it says? I can’t get the question links to open.

      • Donna Cline Sargent

        I can’t either.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Here ya go:

        85. In January, who was mocked for a video that surfaced online in which he claimed to have helped reduce drug-related crime in Ireland by 85 per cent:

        a) Alan Shatter

        b) Russell Brand

        c) David Miscavige, head of the Church of Scientology

        • Donna Cline Sargent

          Thank you.

        • Robert Eckert

          What is even more embarrassing is that they have to explain who David Miscavige is.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            To be fair, how many people know the real Popes full name? 😉

        • Frodis73

          Thank you!! Lol. I hope he sees this-you know he hates that other than chult members and us, *nobody* knows who the hell he is.

  • outraged

    With a Contribution you get a Commendation and Acceptance into the Completion Club. How exciting. How earth shattering. Thousands and thousands of dollars just to get a piece of paper and a lousy leather jacket. Oh wait, you also get hounded and harassed and hustled. Wow. Why aren’t more people joining?

    • outraged

      great post!

      I think Krusty’s mouth is stuck in a sneer.

    • honestly, kirstie looks better with a fuller face….perhaps that was just a bad camera angle….she still looks incredible for her age…..

      • I call BS on dieting though, would bet my house it’s lipo

  • Skallene

    Holy shiate, It is 4:19 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and I just saw a fairly good Scientology on CBS, Judge Judy hour. This is worrisome. I am afraid that at this time of day, the audience begins to enlarge as from an elderly group of viewers to a group of parents and children getting home from work / school. I hope Misscavage is paying a huge bundle for this ad. Unfortunately, there is no delete button on my TV.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      It will be Ok. Thead’s are fail. Scientology is doomed.
      The dupes will be going home to their families soon because the charade is just about up.

      Suck it, Dave.

      • he does suck it! his bottle of scotch with a baby bottle nipple put over the top….lou puts him to bed with that every night after reading him his bedtime story of his bank balances and interest earned for the day….

    • Juicer77

      They did the same thing last January on YouTube. EVERY video had the dumb Co$ ad (rising sun) pop up. This year, they must have concluded that the Interwebz are not their friend, therefore they are going for daytime TV. If only they understood how the market for scheduled TV is shrinking. Hope they burn a lot of $$$$ during popular shows like Judge Judy. Won’t do them a bit of good.

    • BFM

      Nothing to worry about, if the clams in any way DO manage to sparkle some interest with their TV ads…. the next thing one would do, is search the internet LOL… oops! We are here 🙂

      No, that ad is again for internal whale PR. nothing much will come from it.

    • Juicer77

      Can you perchance record it and post it here? Try tomorrow at 4 🙂 Would love to see what Davey’s creative brain is cooking up this time.

      • Skallene

        I usually watch “The Peoples Court” and “Judge Judy” at this time of day, so I will know if the ad returns.

        • Juicer77

          Great! Keep us posted!

    • Skallene

      The same advert showed up during the “Judge Judy” show at 7:30. Do you think these advert are being used to impress the Scilons to give up more money in order to ‘pay’ for the adverts?

  • BFM

    Hello Bunker friends! Couldn’t join the discussion sooner, because of visitors at my home. I did check up on you guys though, in between the socializing and drinks, cookies, dinner and such I snuck off for some moments (and I keep asserting that I am NOT a bunker addict — LOL)

    Ryan Hamilton will definitely go down history as the Lawyer who brought down a billion dollar scam operation single handedly. As for the speculations of yesterday; the cult starting up Narconons bogus detox program under another names and or type of operations, can be put to rest. I don’t believe it will be possible with all the usable paper trail and court documents Ryan is producing. Besides, our RED-X brigade will smoke em on craigslist and any other place the might pop up. And they won’t be able to hide their connection to scientology with the growing public awareness of this front group.

    No, I believe after Ryan is done, there will be no second life opportunities for the cults cash cow.
    What amazes me somewhat is that no other law firm has yet picked up on this. I can only speculate as to why no other law firm has stepped in yet. I’m am convinced however that at some point they will and that will open the floodgates that will drown Narconon’s operation deeper than the Titanic, no way of salvaging the wreck.

    One the point of the Sciborgs and social media use. I can’t help but to think they have been instructed to use social media to spread their giant super druper life saving wins far and wide to counter the criticism on the internet. The sad part for them is….their average “likes” is pathetic. Another sign that scientology is dead. An average prank or some stupid home video gets a whole lot of more likes than high ranking sciloons sharing their wins on social media. I don’t understand why they took this road as they are proliferating their dismal low numbers / public interest to their own audience faster then we could do. But foot bullets galore, so I should stop wondering about these things really.

    I loved the lady taking on the recruitment efforts of London org so beautifully. It is hilarious and very effective at the same time. I think we will be seeing more of these kind responds to the Sciborgs over-the-top efforts to sucker in more people on social media. The interwebz belongs to the free thinkers, no cult can thrive there.

    • Juicer77

      Enjoy your visit time. We just finished hosting, too. Sometimes you need a Bunker break 🙂

      • BFM

        Thanks! Yeah I did, and will be going back soon. Most left and we had a wonderful time, there is a couple left that are long time pre-cult friends who know about my bunker addiction 🙂

        I hope you had a good time with you visitors too 🙂

        • Juicer77

          Yes, it was lovely. Tiring and chaotic and awesome. Thanks!

  • Mark

    Couldn’t resist having at Matus and his horrible friends—though sadly, couldn’t find any examples of the ‘Bloody Silly Houndstooth Bumfreezer Jacket’-type hipster to include—proving depressingly common in London this winter. (Refresh):

    • Stacy

      Lol, that’s an awesome sloth, Mark. 🙂

      • Mark

        I thought it was a particularly laid-back teddy-bear—but you’re right, a sloth would suit the hipster vibe better—sedentary and looking like it’s wearing its pelt back-to-front 😉

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Just checking in to see if Hamilton was up to #27 yet. Hard to keep up.

  • Juicer77

    Question for Our Proprietor: do We know how many patients NarCONon has had? Jeffrey Augustine mentioned a IRS-reported dollar figure in his latest interview with Mike Rinder, but that doesn’t necessarily indicate patient numbers. Wondering how many more lawsuits may be on the horizon.

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Totally OFF TOPIC. Poor Mr. Nuts is going crazy because we live by the airport and for the last two or three hours we have been having a ‘Huge Ass Jet’ doing constant touch and go’s right over our house.

    It is fucking loud and it has been rocking the walls to the point he is calling the FAA to complain ( I think he is on his seventh phone call).

    I tried to tell him it was just Travolta..you know..practicing with a DC-8 for like Volcano Thetan disbursement….

    He was not amused.
    Of course at this point, neither am I.
    I am starting to wish this plane would fly into a mountain….but we don’t have those here!!!!

    @#%$^^&*#$#$%%^%^@#)(^^&

    • Juicer77

      This may not make you laugh right now, but one of my first dinners at my in-laws’ was constantly interrupted by the entire house shaking as large passenger craft arrived and departed at the nearby international airport. Only I stopped eating and watched the windows rattle. They kept eating and conversing, having lived there for 30 years. Too funny! I hope your aircraft lands safely soon!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        It has been 15 minutes since the last phone call…and it is so silent here now. Holy crap, maybe the squeaky wheel really does get greased.
        I am waking up tomorrow with a whole new goal in life.
        I will just IRRITATE my enemies into submission!~

        Oh, Hai, Dave.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Uuuummmm, and this is different from normal goal how?

        • DannyBoy

          Have you tonight about a career as an IAS reg?

    • Observer

      We live near our regional airport, and when the wind is coming from a certain direction the jets’ approach path is right over our house. Fortunately it’s not like Atlanta or O’Hare.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Funny thing is, USUALLY….only Travolta’s Jet is the one who makes this kind of awful noise. If he comes to the airport to fuel…my god…when that thing leaves it makes the whole house tremble…..
        That is how we know when it is ‘him’.

        But now these crazies are totally messing up my airport mojo! GAH.

        Oh, and I DESPISE ATLANTA…even more so than O’Hare..(but not by much)!

    • Eileen

      Maybe it is the squirrel buster air patrol;)

    • I get life flight helicopters overhead coming/going to the 3 hospitals and I always send good thoughts to those people. They fly low and it shakes the house. Eddie was on once when he need quintuple bypass surgery and he thought he was gonna die on the helicopter—it shook so bad ON it! We also have an army helicopter or reserve, i think it’s a reserve, helicopter every day at 3:20pm (I wonder if they’d like to know that someone is aware of their pattern?) the double propeller type…..

      other wise, when they finally get to flying around akron with the new one, we get the goodyear blimp low flying!!! the only noise with that is me yelling BLIMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or other neighbors yelling “TIA BLIMP IS COMING 1 o’clock” or whatever way it’s coming…..

      a couple times though we had a few small planes—single person ones—fly VERY low and i called the FAA about them because they weren’t suppose to be that low….GOOD FOR MR. NUTS CALLING!!! Some people think they got a plane they can do whatever—but there are rules and regulations!!

      • Frodis73

        I so adore your love of the Blimp!

        • i-Betty

          Me, too 🙂

        • There is something truly magical about the Goodyear Blimp! 🙂

  • 1subgenius

    And speaking of 19 days, holy guacamole! (Note to self: make an avocado salad when they get ripe.)

    I just got done watching “Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson”

    It was fantastic, but of course, as they say in the commercials, everybody knows that.
    But, I was pleasantly surprised, to put it mildly, to see in the credits, that it”s an Alex Gibney film.
    19 days.
    It’s gonna hit the fan.

    • DannyBoy

      “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
      HST

      • Jenstnick

        We can’t stop here, this is bat country!

  • Artoo45

    Bodhi Elfman. That’s 1.1 J&D. You need to donate another $20,000 to the Valley Ideal Org.

  • Vaquera

    I don’t get it. The women’s Imfinity (yes Imfinity, just because I can) jacket logo appears to be on the inside of the jacket at back of neck. The men’s logo is almost on the bicep. Yet again, the Lonstein’s jackets from the Sunday Funnies shows the logo on the chest, where it should be, and you can choose on which side you would like to have it embroidered…..or are they iron-on decals? Consistancy….I need consistency!!!!
    (either I really need that constant thing or my blood sugar is getting low. Off in search of a lollipop)

    • Juicer77

      It’s either a half-fast (get it?) embroidery job or terrible screeprint placement. Or a poor shoop. Pick one 🙂

      • Vaquera

        I don’t get it. I need food.

        • Juicer77

          In the wearables business (I’ve had a lot of strange jobs) the manufacturer is very careful to place the logo in a specific location on the garment, in a specific size, in a specific thread count or print color(s), to remain true to brand identification as per logo owner’s specs. These infinity logos are poorly photoshopped onto the jackets. What do you want to bet NOBODY is buying them? They probably never even had samples made up, because they already know it’s an EPIC FAIL.

    • Jo

      I’m guessing the previous logo’s were maybe designed by a SP.

    • Jimmy3

      That’s a shoop, too. Notice how the men’s jackets are identical, with one simply reversed.

      • And they use the same female jackets (bodies!) in other images.

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      IMFINITY…..So suitable! Imoral…. Imfamous ….Imflated ….(moar?)

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Shoop!

      (And… refresh)

      • Vaquera

        Modal Lonstein.

  • Vaquera

    Bodhi are you talking about us? Are you tweeting about us???

    https://twitter.com/bodhielfman/status/548920698068926464

    • Observer

      Is Bodhi promoting bestiality? Joburg sec check!

    • Juicer77

      My blushes 🙂

    • Chee Chalker

      $10 for a picture of Jenna Elfman next to the head elf

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        She is in the pic…you just can’t see her because she is three feet behind ( and over) Bohdi’s head.

        • Chee Chalker

          I meant the HEAD Elf…our little corn on the COB. How about a picture of the Elfmans (Jenna and Bodhi) and the Elf Man?

        • Sarah James

          How about one where she is burping him?

      • Jimmy3

        • My wife was at that opening about 4 or 5 years ago. Ideal Fail.

          • Destructor of Worlds

            Mrs. Aids is there too.

        • [zoom in] JC! Get in the car!

        • The Dick-less Minister had to hold on to the rope so he didn’t fall off the stack of phonebooks he was standing on until they finished taking the photos.

          • Missionary Kid

            I’ve added Dick-less Minister to DM’s nicknames. I’ll publish the list with the additions this weekend.

        • Eivol Ekdal

          Minister’s thoughts…

        • Chee Chalker

          You’re the bomb Jimmy 3!…close, but notice how niblet is positioned so it not as noticable that she’s 3 feet taller. In fairness, she’s taller than most of us, but you would think cob could postualte some inches, what with all the super powers….

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        The Head Elf?!?

        • romanesco

          Looks like he’s had an overdose of niacin.

        • Chee Chalker

          I love it! I just want to put him in my pocket!

    • Phil McKraken

      Yikes. That is very assy.

    • and the drinking fountain yellow, not quite golden rod….what does he have against little squirrels?! DO YOU RAPE SQUIRRELS?! i would so scream that at him if i had the chance!!

      yeah, big man bodhi, blocked people who criticized his ‘church’, and his and his wife’s screaming fests…..

  • nottrue

    I think its time for another Purif….

  • Juicer77

    Respect to Roland RB – commenter at on Mike Rinder’s blog today. I think he’s got cornCOB’s number:

    “To be fair to DM, I don’t think it is he who is deluded. It is the followers. DM is not a Scientologist and is not deluded with visions of future expansion. He knows all chance of that was lost in about 1995. His job, as sociopathic leader of this religion, is to ensure that the bills gets paid to keep the organisation running from day to day for as long as possible. And on that day when it no longer becomes possible then I am sure he has a few hundred millions dollars stuffed away somewhere to have a comfortable retirement.”

    • No he is not deluded, after all he never personally does any auditing or the purifs etc.
      He is just out for the maximum dollars he can screw out of the deluded.
      But he is criminally insane.

      • outraged

        And HE is a psychopath:

        psychopathy and sociopathy both likely involve impaired cognitive function, the two differ in which circuits are affected. Psychopaths are fearless; sociopaths aren’t. Psychopaths don’t have a sense of right and wrong; sociopaths do. But both are equally capable of ruining lives and destroying relationships — not that they care.

        http://www.medicaldaily.com/whats-difference-between-sociopath-and-psychopath-not-much-one-might-kill-you-270694

        • Totally agree about dick-weed being a psychopath.
          LRH behaviour and theorys like the thetan crap, remind me of an old friend years ago and his odd behaviour, who was a paranoid schizophrenic and he used to think invisible spirit things clung to him too.
          Disclaimer: Iam not a psychiatrist I just play one on the internetz.

    • outraged
  • Observer

    OT : I wish I’d found this a couple of weeks ago …

    refresh

    • You are just trying to summon Captain Howdy, aren’t you?

  • 5 days
    (It’s past midnight here.)

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    I can’t help but feel that someone may have done this already… but I can’t wade through all 800+ posts to find out.

    Looks like OT8 Marisol was accompanied by a particularly pesky thetan during that plane trip to Aruba:

    (Refresh!)

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Scientology: Making the able… more able.

    (Refresh!)

    • i-Betty

      Pinching this, if you don’t mind 🙂

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        You are most welcome. I encourage dissemination of anything I shoop.

  • St. Vincent – I Prefer Your Love (2014)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJi5kyhe6fw

  • ed inthehouse

    I noticed in one of the COS Sacramento Craigslist ads for “Affordable Anger Management Classes”, they claim it is “Sacramento Superior Court approved”. Could that be true? Does that mean you could get a lesser sentence by signing up for a COS class? And without knowing what you’re are really getting into? Scary…
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cls/4834402381.html

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Here is an eleven page list of “Sacramento Superior Court approved” anger management classes. Please note two things:

      1. Each page is footnoted: “This list is maintained solely as a service to Family Court customers, and constitutes neither an endorsement nor recommendation by the Court.”

      2. The Affordable Anger Management Class of Sacramento does not appear.

      https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/family/docs/fl-dv-anger-management-list.pdf

      • ed inthehouse

        Thanks! I checked that list for the address & phone number listed and there’s nothing. So I guess Tony Chen is just flat out lying. He needs to be called out on this crap. Just another scam like Narconon, trying to take advantage of desperate folks in trouble and hoping they are not the frame of mind to do some checking before seeing the ad and calling. Despicable.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Hmph.

          Next thing you’ll try to convince me that the Tech don’t work.

          • ed inthehouse

            I don’t think the Tech is going to be of much help to Tony Chen after he pisses off someone who already admits to having a problem with anger management. Perhaps not a good target to try and scam! Could get ugly…

            • Frodis73

              Ha, would serve him right imho.

        • Frodis73

          Yes, Unfortunately, it’s typical. Scientologists love to lie.

    • i-Betty

      Great spot, and super-speedy follow-up research from DDD. Who ever would have thought scientology lies in its Craigslist ads?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Boggles the Manual for the Human Mind, don’t it?

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Those Infinity Gold leather jackets really need to better express the full Scientology Infinity experience. Like this:

    (Refresh!)

    • i-Betty

      That’s just brilliant 😀

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        England is awake! I spent the whole day at work and am now posting in the wee hours here…

        • i-Betty

          Tea and toast, darling? 🙂

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            That sounds marvelous.

    • Some kinky ecclesiastical restrains.
      It was “Boots in the Sky” under LRH and now it’s “Jacket in the Sky”.
      Neither makes sense.

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      WOW! You must have deep connections in the Justice System to get the leaked photo of DM’s custom made *IMfinity gear just waiting for his CONviction and CONfinement for *IMfinity and beyond!

      He thought he was the Great I AM (the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14).), Although there seems to be a dearth of Lawyers at the Heavenly Int Base, The Copywrited, Genuine, One and Only I AM as Superior, Superior, Superior X47 Judge will have No Problem making Truth and Justice Prevail! As HE plans to say at sentencing, “To quote Tory, ‘Tick Tock, Davey’! Tick…..”

      * 1. Vaquera–>”IMfinity” Response–> “…..So suitable! Imoral…. Imfamous ….Imflated ….(moar?)”
      * 2. Not a true Moebius strip, a broken symbol for a broken bridge to nowhere cult.

  • Truthiwant

    Marisol Nichols’s first husband was Andrea Sorrentino. Is he the brother of Jamie Sorrentino, Tiziano Lugli’s wife?

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+Notice +–+ RED X ***
    For those who do not have much time but would like to send a message to JJ in Boston and Tony Chen here are the links for Sacramento Riverpark mission.
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/bbb?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/ccc?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/eee?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=%22916+925+2545%22%7C%22916+519+5287%22%7C%223825+marconi%22%7C%22scientology+of+riverpark%22
    If you like to do ALL Sacramento (about 100 ads) go to the Regional list of the RedX spreadsheet. (see link below).

    James aka JJ and Gregory are spamming again after a break of a few months, find them in the Regional List or the Last 4 Days!
    Remember the RRT (Reboot router tech) as explained in the tips of the Last 4 Days
    tab on the RedX Google doc : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ RED X +–+ RED X +–+ RED X *** Wednesday the 7th of January

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,
    Sacramento, Tony C pushing as much as he can, claims that his anger management is approved by the supreme court, ed inthehouse caught his lie http://tonyortega.org/2015/01/06/ryan-hamilton-makes-it-26-lawsuits-against-scientologys-drug-rehab-scheme/#comment-1776089733 somebody, please act on that one. http://sacramento.craigslist.org/cls/4834402381.html (pass the message to the next shifts)

    The score for yesterday is 105 new/refreshed ads bringing the Last 4 Days UP from 322 to 375 and the 7 days Regional List UP from 596 to 611.

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

    Hunter or Hunted by Ker, enhanced for RedX by DodoTheLaser, flickred by Aegerprimo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15554492276/in/set-72157642802079293

    • Graham

      (pass the message to the next shits)

      Hey, come on! We’re trying our best 🙂

      • Pierrot

        I edited it as soon as I posted it! but thanks for looking out fo me!

  • Graham

    Does anybody know what happened in the Dublin court hearing last Monday?

  • As if scientologys reputation couldn’t get any worse, lol

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/01/07/scientology-center-pizza-tip-papa-johns-delivery/

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Next time bring complimentary toilet paper with the pizza.

      • outraged

        lol. Toilet and Pizza.
        What a combo.

    • outraged

      omg. They stiffed the pizza boy?

      If that wasn’t so sad it would be funny.
      No toilet paper, no pizza. What is Scieborg for?

    • Well to be fair the concept of paying for labour is foreign to them, so its natural they would forget to tip the drivers.

    • Miss Cabbage

      Such a delicacy after dining on beans and rice!

      • outraged

        No beans! There is no toilet paper.
        That would be a DIsaster.

  • Miss Cabbage

    18 days until Alex Gibney’s film Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Faith opens at the Sundance Film Festival at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 25 in Park City, Utah

    5 days until our special Underground Bunker announcement at noon, January 12
    … anticipation!

    • outraged

      ummm, what IS the Special Underground Bunker Announcement???
      SUBA!
      (what is the significance of January 12th? It is a Monday)
      Anyone taking bets?

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Ron returns!

        • outraged

          In human form?

          • Eivol Ekdal

            He wasn’t the first time so chances are no.

            • outraged

              Ah, so he will be a clone again.

            • No. He will be exposed again.

            • Eivol Ekdal

              Spoiler alert …
              JT’s favorite Hypno-Eyed appliance starts talking.
              That’s all I am saying.

            • outraged

              Toasts bread and talks.