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Monday Funnies: More evidence that Scientology is gearing up for a really tough 2015

UnbreakableCoverSurprise! If you’re looking for our Monday reveal, we sprang it early, on Saturday afternoon. Our big secret was the title and subject of our forthcoming book, ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ about the life of Paulette Cooper, which London-based Silvertail Books is publishing in May.

We decided to keep that announcement up the rest of the weekend, so today we’re going to post our delayed Sunday Funnies — they’re our Monday Funnies!

And we’re going to start off with more evidence which convinces us that Scientology is taking very seriously the threats it is facing in 2015. We know that the organization has been dealing with dwindling membership for years, key defections by important officials, a tenacious “indie” movement that tries to entice other members to leave, and the growing legal problems of Narconon.

But an Alex Gibney documentary that is premiering at Sundance this month and then airing on HBO on March 16 is another matter entirely. So how is Scientology leader David Miscavige responding? More and more, we’re convinced that he thinks he can make a difference with an all out media blitz.

If you missed it, on Friday we posted an image of the full-page ad Scientology placed in the USA Today on Thursday. Here’s another look…

 
USATodayAd

 
Former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder reminded us that Scientology also turned to full-page ads in USA Today to counter the disastrous publicity of TIME magazine’s 1991 cover story, “Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power.”

“I would say it is a pretty clear indicator how worried they are about HBO,” Rinder said.

Meanwhile, the newest Scientology television ad is showing up at prominent slots on the networks and will probably get an airing at some point during the Super Bowl. And Miscavige has been making noise for more than a year now that he is going to turn the old KCET studios in Los Angeles into a major new source of Scientology programming.

Rinder also posted a notice by Scientologist L.D. Sledge who claimed that Freedom magazine, Scientology’s ironically named propaganda magazine, is hiring positions in order to open a full newsroom in Los Angeles. (We got the feeling that Freedom, which barely managed an issue each year, was put together by an editor or two and a few freelancers.) That seems like a significant move if it’s true, and we can’t help thinking it’s related to the HBO film as well as the BBC’s movie project, featuring Louis Theroux.

But here’s a problem that Scientology faces if it really wants to fight bad publicity with good publicity: It has not had a spokesperson who can go on camera for almost five years now. Instead, Miscavige is pushing out Scientology’s celebrities for more coverage now, and also finding other ways to get the word out about the good works the group claims to do.

Here’s just the latest example, some happy talk on BBC London radio in an interview (if you want to call it that) with Louisa Hodkin and Ale Calcioli, the couple that married last year after they sued England over its antiquated marriage laws and won.

If you have a hard time enduring softball interviews by presenters who don’t seem to know the first thing about what controversies Scientology is involved in, you might have a tough time getting through this happy few minutes on the Inspirit program with Jumoke Fashola. But if you can stomach it, it’s the latest example of the charm offensive Scientology is increasingly engaging in as it faces what should be an even bigger avalanche of bad press this year…

 

 
We especially like the cute way Alessandro dodged the silent birth question. Was it too difficult to explain fetal engrams, Ale?

Make sure, if you aren’t really familiar with their story, that you check out our backgrounder we wrote for the British press that this Ms. Fashola apparently missed. Hey, BBC, aren’t you supposed to be the serious news organization over there?

Moving on to some of the fun things our tipsters sent us this week. Hey, why’d they leave Annalisa’s last name off of Melbourne’s flier? It is, in fact, Rinder, and Mike tells us she’s married to one of his nephews, but he’s never met her.

 
annalisa-rinder

 
This has got Fearless Leader’s fingerprints all over it…

 
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Mike Rinder posted a flier from Inglewood that almost identical to this one from the Orange County org. Isn’t it funny that everyone’s graphs look just alike?

 
ideal org expansion 3_r

 
Spencer got detoxed in San Francisco!

 
SFPurif

 
Rocket up the Bridge so you can get to the such exciting high-level stuff like the Purif and Objectives!

 
laurel macaire briefing(2)

 
Ooh, fundraising for the Valley Ideal Org finished in time for Hubbard’s birthday on March 13? Does Nancy know about this?

 
lekas why

 
Help us out, former Oatees — who’s Clive Rabey and why would we be excited he’s coming to town?

 
mr-rabey-la-email

 
Hey, Sharon just wrote a big check, and does she look happy!

 
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Getting back to this weekend’s big excitement, we want to thank our great commenters for the party you all had on the website. And we hope you’ll continue to help us build excitement for our book. We have some more news coming soon about it, and we’re going to be including more details in a newsletter for our subscribers.

We also want to thank Chicago Fire actor Christian Stolte for the humbling statement he made at his Facebook page yesterday. We thought you might like to see it…

 
StolteUnbreakable

 
Thanks again to Christian and all of our tipsters!

 
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Karen and Jeff: David Miscavige and his fear of depositions

Karen de la Carriere and Jeffrey Augustine once again take us into the very funny world of Scientology…

 

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

Ah, here’s an Instagram photo from inside the bridge that leads from the Fort Harrison Hotel to Scientology’s Super Power building! It was taken by actress Veronica Milagros, a longtime Scientologist.

 
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The London org wants you to do your Purif again!

 
PurifLondon

 
Hey, the New York chapter of Foundation for a Drug-Free World (featuring the glamorous Meghan Fialkoff) is looking for corporate sponsors to foot the bill for their annual awards in June! Who’s got a checkbook handy!

 
NYDrugFreeAwards

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

 
OUR COUNTDOWN

 
13 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

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on January 12, 2015 at 07:00

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GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice

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  • If she was behind me, I’d peddle fast too .. after making sure that it was in gear and I was headed towards the exit.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Red-X Red-X Red-X

    A mother writing on her daughter’s dying of colon cancer:
    “Finally, in the last few months, there was the period of what Atul Gawande, the surgeon and writer, in his book Being Mortal, calls the One Damn Thing After Another or ODTAA syndrome. This, he says, “is what the closing phase of modern life often looks like – a mounting series of crises from which medicine can offer only brief and temporary rescue”.

    $cientology is now in the throes of One Damn Thing After Another or ODTAA syndrome.
    It may take longer than a few months, but the death spiral is inevitable and the symptoms evident for all to see.

    Help administer death by a thousand cuts.
    Clear Craigslist of their lies:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml#

    $cientology’s few remaining faithful are some strange birds. Not beautiful like these:
    (For QBird who is missed)

  • Exciting news about your book Tony!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Hey, nice new pic. You’re lookin’ good.

      • Thank you! This is from Thanksgiving at my Aunt’s house.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Ah, must be all those helpings of love and happiness. It looks good on ‘ya.

  • Only just got the link for the Stern/Krustie interview so haven’t listened to it yet….

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_FzWhLoVzVk

    • I’m always tempted to spend some time on the phone when she’s on that show to try and get through. But changes are slim to none that I would get to talk to her. Howard is such a softie on her every time she’s on there. He practices TM which is probably why he’s too anxious to actually acknowledge that Scientology is a cult.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Howard starts off saying Kirstie was on tour plugging something – but doesn’t finish. Here’s exerpts from the first ten minutes – and that is all I can stomach. Going out for Peptol Bismol now.

      She refers to her home as a commune? Did she just say her son was hooking up as opposed to a date. Nice going, mom.
      I’m sure he’ll appreciate that – and whoever he “hooked up with”. Oh wait, now she’s talking about her work ethics as Mom in charge. She actually has her kids do chores! She doesn’t call chores as chores because it sounds like they’re on a farm? What? Howard’s saying she must be fun as the reason her kids stay home at 20 and 21. Umm, maybe because they get a roof over their heads and food and cable for free? Howard: Is it easy to live with you (as a spouse)? Kirstie claims she is “thawing”. Nice reveal, there!

      Howard: Are you ready for love now? She starts to say, if it was somebody extraordinary. Howard asks her about money, says she spends it all. On what? She deflects by talking about her lemurs. He says something about charities, and she goes back to lemurs.

      Come on, Howard, where the hell did your Stern go?

      • Dolly Jones

        I wanna puke. I can’t bring myself to listen to it. I’m not sure if it was her or someone else a while back… but he did interview another Sci and gave them a real easy time of it. Forget who it was now. Was agreeing with whoever it was that it was real dickish of people to criticise their “religion”

    • 1subgenius

      Scientology starts around 30:00

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        I’m seeing it around 35;00 Excerpts:

        What’s OT 7?- means you have gotten rid of aberrated behavior you don’t want – Howard asks how many – she says thousands but not sure. Hello, Sec Checkers everywhere – have you heard what Kirstie just said? She just slipped and admitted there are only a few thousand, not kabillions!

        Leah Remini questions: Nothing going on there, not for years (shades of Nobody cares!). Kirstie flatly denies shunning Leah when asked. Hello, Sec Checkers everywhere – you know what to do.

      • BosonStark

        Although that’s the main part of her talking about Scientology, before that she is asked about her “ass-rape” tweet to her Dancing With The Stars partner, and she dismissed that by saying she doesn’t remember what it was about, but that he had her number and should have called her.

        When she gets to the part about Scientology, it’s funny that she will not tell what OT stands for, as if too embarrassed about it. She makes fun of Scientology being accused of doing anything like shunning, will not say what Leah Remini did that was so bad, but in so many words says that Leah deserved being disconnected from all her friends because of who she is or what she did. We don’t know what is worse in Krusty’s mind, leaving Scientology or taking an interest in the whereabouts of Shelly and offending His Oiliness.

        Maybe one of the more revealing things she mentioned is that she believes there are more levels to come after OT8, but they haven’t been released yet. She doesn’t talk about why.

        • 1subgenius

          “Maybe one of the more revealing things she mentioned is that she believes there are more levels to come after OT8, but they haven’t been released yet. She doesn’t talk about why.”

          Yeah, she mocks Stern calling it “Theta 7” as if “OT 7” is less ridiculous.

          • “I’m not some fucking fake OT 7”

            …. really, people are faking OT 7 out there?, lol

            • BosonStark

              She was joking about that and it could constitute a small slip, had she said that on national TV instead. Sciloons are supposed to speak about the OT levels with great respect for Dr. Hubtard’s bullshit.

            • 1subgenius

              All of them.
              (It took me a while, but it was worth it, no?)

        • Ardent

          I’d like to stick lemur up her a**. Man, I find her abhorrent.

      • 35:10 to be precise

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        And ends around 2015???

        • 1subgenius

          Sounds about right.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      http://www.eonline.com/news/613824/kirstie-alley-opens-up-about-scientology-and-past-leah-remini-drama-i-m-not-some-f-king-fake

      And wait to all the women who are speaking out about Bill Cosby gets a load of the crappola that dribbles out of her witchy mouth.

    • jane456

      Very dull, very soft ball. Robin asked her about Leah Remini and she poo, pooed the question. Saying they were never very close anyway. She also said that if people distance themselves from you…that you should check yourself, something to that effect. Meaning Leah is the cause of anyone shunning her. She joked about it. Joking about disconnection, what a peach she is. What a peach. She also said that she had been accused of not being friendly with her dancing with stars partners because he was a jew and how ridiculous that was. She is quite the facile liar, but I guess that is part of the training she has received. I am sort of disappointed in Stern, he really gave her a good lathering.

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    Why the big push for KCET media center? Davey wants to be a televangelist when he grows up.

  • madame duran

    Re: Louisa Hodkin and Alessandro Calcioli interview

    1. When Scientologists try to explain what makes Scientology different from other religions, the common reply is that it’s an “applied” philosophy. Well, duh, ALL devout people of faith apply their beliefs into every aspect of their lives (they would be hypocrites and without integrity if they didn’t). That lame distinction always irked me. Secondly, there exists a code of beliefs–sometimes unspoken or unwritten–that Scientologists are expected to accept in order to spiritually advance or function within the group (e.g. the existence of engrams, the evil of psychiatry, Hubbard as “Mankind’s Best Friend”, the infallibility of Hubbard/COB/Scientology tech). The consequence of not agreeing to these beliefs or advocating an alternative interpretation to the cult “script” is to invite sanctions/punishment. In this regard, Scientology isn’t any more flexible than other religions.

    2. [a paraphrase of Alessandro’s argument concerning Scientology’s view on God]: “Your concept of God is whatever you want it to be…what’s true for you is true for you…don’t need to change your definition of God. As you advance within Scientology, the nature and your concept of God becomes more real and apparent to you. The understanding becomes greater.” What is he saying? That Scientology helps one to become a “better” Christian/Muslim/Jew/Hindu/Buddhist/etc.? That Scientology is an “improvement” over whatever teachings, traditions or texts that believers subscribed to for centuries? Oh yeah, that message is going to go over well. NOT!!! I reckon an “improvement” of something is to effect some CHANGE from its the original state. So Alessandro was in fact LYING to the BBC presenter who inquired about any conflict of religious beliefs (the ol’ line of “you can be a Scientologist and a [fill in name of belief system here]”). Of course, the second lie told was that there is a Divine Being within Scientology. If anything, the goal is to gain god-like abilities…to become your own god (at least in your own eyes). Religious compatibility? I think not.

    • HappyGirl

      He wasn’t lying. I would have said the exact same things he said and totally believed them, back in the days when I was that deluded. He had no reason to lie. He was on top of the world. He slayed the dragon and just married his princess. He was stating what he genuinely thought were his beliefs, just as I thought I was stating my beliefs when I said those exact same things.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Here’s another article from USA Today and I like this one much better:

    Stephen Colbert makes his NBC “Late Show’ debut Sept 8.

    Maybe we can start a petition to have one of his first guests be a certain spanking new author, and HBO documentary rock star, last seen at the Sundance Festival’s Main Street. It would be a twofer, too! Hmmmmmm.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2015/01/12/cbs-renews-three-freshman-dramas-colbert-debut/21636363/

    http://i.imgur.com/9EjAmq2.gif

  • MaxSpaceman

    “Scientology has now come of age. And our footprint is massive.” — 2014-2015 New Year, Scientology ecclesiastical leader message.

    Clams in the shell and on the half-shell are buying that . . .

    • Observer

      I thing that was a mistake. He meant to say footbullets, not footprint.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Okay… so… the devil made me do it:

    (Refresh)

    • Captain Howdy

      HaH!

      • 1subgenius

        I heard you like Packers.

        I heard you like Ramones.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcaYGXeWCa0

        • Captain Howdy

          You heard wrong..I LOVE The Ramones, and The Seahawks are going to rip ’em to shreds

          • stillgrace2

            When you said the other day that the only team you were worried about for your Pats were the Ravens and they were gone (not your exact words), I wondered if you remembered Seattle. As a long-term 49ers fan with current misgivings, I say: “Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Seahawks can be deadly.

            • Captain Howdy

              I’m not worried about the Seahawks. I know we would probably lose

            • NOLAGirl

              At least your team is still in it. My team tanked before the season was even over. 🙂

    • Destructor of Worlds

      Golden Earring The Devil made me do it (1982)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oV6OsM9Hvo

  • Modesto

    The picture on the ‘truth about drugs’ ad clearly dates from last year’s Edinburgh Festival – the background has been blurred out a bit but the High Street is still quite recognisable with its festival pillars covered in posters. I don’t see the Fearless Leader, though he was certainly there. A couple of observations: it was clearly intended as a major ‘event’, what with the clam jazz-bus and all but the photo seems to confirm that a couple of dozen was the best they could do. I didn’t see any sci-children at the time and it appals me to see them used in the service of such a vile cause.

  • Jgg2012

    After the forced abortion trials start, I see the Church taking out 30-minute ads on TV during prime time, with all of its celebrities saying “hey, we’re not that bad.” Yes, the worse the publicity, the bigger the response ads, but I think you reach a point where you can’t buy back a good reputation.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist
    • 1subgenius

      It’s mocking Fox News.

    • ROFL! Fox “News.” Only the dumbest fucks among us think Fox is actually news. I have a right wing friend that I argue with on Skype, he gets all his idiot notions from the Fox liars and traitors, he refuses to accept any factual phenomena like climate change, the bettering economy, the lowered unemployment, the medical insurance coverage… the guy lives in a right wing Dumbfuck World, smack dab in the middle of Dumbfuckistan and it’s all thanks to Fox “News.”

      ETA: Oh yeah, he also thinks Obama was born outside of the United States and was put there by the United Nations. He’s waiting for “the nigger to make his move” and take away all of his guns.

      What’s ironic is that the guy is otherwise sane, he’s a veteran who has had some serious medical work done on him lately and he enjoys some fairly good medicine even though he’s gotten bad medical prescriptions written for him which caused problems.

      They all live in their own Dumbfuckistan world.

      • NOLAGirl

        I actually sent my satellite company congratulations and thanks when they dropped Fox News. 🙂

    • Robert Eckert
    • L. C. Spencer

      This is a parody article. They’re making fun of an anti-Muslim commentator’s idiotic comments.

  • Jennhatesyou

    I posted pictures from Friday about a sign being put up at longsign…lo and behold the very next morning they had erected a banner which now blocks the parking lot, installed pretty boarders at the top of the windows and all the lights in the building were lit up. As you can see sea ogres in suits were putting out a carpet and another sign to hopefully route in new meat. Going hard aren’t they? Too bad nobody cares.

    • Cosmo Pidgeon

      Is that some sort of Party Bus to come see the Scientologists in yellow? Where is this?

      • Eivol Ekdal

        34°06’04.75″ N 118°20’14.06″ W

      • Jennhatesyou

        Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden. The bus is for a local tour group that picks up idiots on the boulevard willing to pay $40 a head to be driven around to “see the sights” of LA. Hey, at least the tourists get something in return for their $40, unlike $cientology.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I. Can’t. Wait.

      This place was open briefly several months ago, and was just as deserted as all the rest. It would be interesting to spend an afternoon sitting curbside at the Juicy Burger across the street and keeping count of how many visitors actually cross the threshold. (I’d bring a good book to read.)

      • Jennhatesyou

        I’ve thought about doing that as well but even stoned I don’t think I could stand only counting as high as 2 over a 10 hour span :p

  • … who knew there was a “Theta-Meter” out there… here’s the description:

    THETA-Meter USB Scientology E-Meter

    it gives more faster and accurate readings than Mark Super VII Quantum.

    This e-meter don’t need batteries replacement and charging to work.

    Just connect your E-Meter through USB port to your computer/notebook/tablet/smartphone and begin auditing.

    Some testemonials from manufacturer’s site:

    David St Lawrence:

    I used Mark V, Mark VI, and Mark VII meters for many years. I switched to Theta meters 5 years ago and found them to be far superior in terms of sensitivity, stability, and flexibility. The TA auto reset feature allows for hands-free operation and the needle graph with adjustable time span ensures that no reads are missed. Mikhail provides excellent customer support which is a big plus for me as I deliver sessions seven days a week and depend on my Theta Meters to operate continuously many hours a day. The ability to customize theta meters to suit your own preferences makes them the obvious choice for any professional. I recommend them to my clients also. David St Lawrence

    EC:

    Just audited my first solo sessions on your aptly named theta meter; what a piece of art! It’s very responsive and readable. It shows the bank like the ancient church meters but that ends all comparison. No more TA adjustment; luxury auditing! No attention on missing F/N’s; just look at the graph! No more folders, works sheets, shields, paper lists, e-meter cases and other dev-t.

    Operational Systems and Drivers

    This e-meter works with Windows XP, Visa, 7 and 8, Android 3.0* and higher, Mac OSX. This is 2nd generation Theta-Meter. It don’t need driver installation, operational system identify it as a standard USB HID device

    [*] Please note, that not all Android devices have USB-OTG enabled by default.

    You may need to tweak some configuration files on your Android device before using E-meter with it.

    Theta-Meter features

    Weight – about 60g

    Sizes: 90x50x24mm (size of cigarette pack)

    USB socket – USB mini

    1/4′ (6,35mm) reliable, metal case audio jack socket for cans

    5kOhm resistor connected when cans are disconnected

    Medical grade galvanic insulation protection

    Item condition:

    NEW, NOT USED

    Package list:

    1 x Theta-Meter USB

    1 x Mini-USB cable

    1 x 1/4″ jack to RCA cable

    1 x 50mm (2 inches) diameter Solo Can electrode (INCLUDED FOR FREE!). This can is made of plastic, covered with tin 99.999%.

    link http://www.ebay.com/itm/THETA-Meter-USB-Scientology-E-Meter-/151550017167?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234915be8f

    • Tony Ortega

      Squirrel tech. Don’t let Ethics catch you with that thing.

      • And don’t let Ethics catch you using a Mark Super VII Quantum either! It has to be a Mark 8 Easybake for those chewy well done auditing hours!

    • Juicer77

      Only $350! That’s a steal compared to the official ones. Wonder who the seller is?

  • Cosmo Pidgeon

    Thank you Christian Stolte.

  • TheQueenofBulgravia

    In a real piece of blue sky, a visible comet sent to joyfully celebrate Miss Lovely and Tony’s Book!

    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/comet.watch.lovejoy.visible.to.the.naked.eye.over.the.us.in.january/45853.htm
    Comet watch: Lovejoy visible to the naked eye over the US in January
    “…the comet had passed roughly 70 million kilometers away from Earth on January 7, but will be visible until January 24. In addition, National Geographic predicted in December that the comet is brightening fast and will reach magnitude 4.1 in visibility at around this week, meaning it should be visible to the naked eye even in city suburbs with bright lights.”
    “Lovejoy can be best found by looking just below and to the left of the constellation Orion … in the northern sky,”
    “the comet will not pass Earth again for another 8,000 years.”
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Comet_Lovejoy_photographed_by_Dan_Burbank.jpg

    • Cue the conspiracy kooks with the comet of doooom videos.

      • Lucille Austero

        Wonder if a spray bottle of vinegar would work against comets…like it does for chemtrails?

    • Tony Ortega

      It was a story about a comet — partly discovered in Arizona — that helped me win Arizona Journalist of the Year for 1996. The untold discovery story of Comet Hale-Bopp, a tale still never touched by any other media. (That comet soon became very famous for another, completely different reason, thanks to a UFO cult with a death wish in San Diego.)

      http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996-05-23/news/a-cosmic-blunder/

      • Draco

        And another comet now specially for you 🙂
        You got some powerful friends?

        • chukicita

          It’s Hubbard. Throwing things from the Van Allen belt at Tony.

      • Ardent

        That was a fascinating article, Tony. A real education. Thanks for linking it. And yes, I’m a space aficionado.

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        Great story, Tony! We did not know about Stevens…”missed by that much”

      • L. C. Spencer

        I am so glad all this prior material is still available on the web. Tony, if the PNT and VV archives ever go offline, I hope you have the rights and opportunity to keep them available elsewhere. Especially the Village Voice materials really need to be out there for the public good.

  • Cosmo Pidgeon

    The Scottish one is quite funny. I would love it if this guy were to come around. I predict that the combination of an ethnicity fond of drink and common sense and a sense of humor will bring him about when the Sea Org and Flag start to lean on him too much, which they inevitably do to everyone. Hey it worked for me.

    • Draco

      Yeah – would love to see Fearless Leader blow. I think he would be fun to have in the Bunker!

  • Caught In the Snow

    I haven’t seen this posted yet (apologies if I’m wrong):

    Judge warns of huge legal bill in Church of Scientology dispute: The Irish Times

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/judge-warns-of-huge-legal-bill-in-church-of-scientology-dispute-1.2063026

    • No place to post comments, annoyingly enough. However the claim “… from harassing, assaulting or intimidating…” is false, the critics and protesters never have harassed, assaulted, or intimidated any of the surviving customers, so the restraining order is pointless.

    • Sarah James

      Sabrina and her cohort will play it for all it’s worth, as is the scientology way. I hope Pete and John have solid representation. Wish she was tried for littering with the scientolgy trash.

  • HappyGirl

    “Help us out, former Oatees — who’s Clive Rabey and why would we be excited he’s coming to town?”

    Has Clive not been around lately? I never knew who he was, other than I managed to dodge his endless letters, emails, fliers and demands to attend mandatory meetings for a decade (2000-ish). I feel very lucky that I managed to avoid ever finding out who he was! (He must be making lots of money, though, or wouldn’t he be in the Hole by now?)

  • You know, the ringleaders of this fraud aren’t at all worried about their futures, they may be shitting themselves in frustration about the inevitable death of their criminal enterprise and a few of them slapping each other and eventually killing a few of their own ranks as the Federal indictments start coming down, but the majority of the criminals are sitting pretty on mountains of money that Federal agents won’t be able to touch.

    As Scientology dies, the ringleaders will merely flee extradition and civil lawsuits, I very much doubt whether any of them are too worried about dying poor, wet, and alone anywhere. They have all squirreled away money from the frauds over many years, after all.

    • Juicer77

      Sadly, I think you are correct.

  • outraged

    Ahoy there!
    To the Millions(?) of $cions scarfing up the drug called Mr. D’Milkshake:

  • Sarah James

    Very nice heart filled post by Christain Stolte. Love, love, love Karen and Jeff’s video!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist
    • Captain Howdy

      Sponsored by Hubbard’s Marina? The Old Man’s not dead, he hiding out in plain sight running a charter!
      Sand Tigers aren’t remotely dangerous. They just look like they are. Still cool.

  • although this is an old story it’s interesting in the fact they chose to republish it today….

    “A church spokeswoman, Virginia Stewart, said the church ”shares none of the characteristics of a cult”.
    ”We do not have a messianic leader….”

    http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/930216/scientology-says-cult-tag-defames-the-church/

    • Graham

      “Scientology says ‘cult’ tag defames the church”
      I think they’re confusing ‘defames’ with ‘accurately describes’.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Maybe she’s right. They don’t have a messianic leader. But they do have a satanic leader who’s a mess…

      • Juicer77

        The messianic leader can be alive or dead. I would say Hubbard fits into this category as the person $cions look to with ultimate authority and all the answers.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          And they have been actively preparing for his imminent return.

      • Missionary Kid

        3D, I put the following on the list, “They don’t have a messianic leader, but they do have a satanic leader who’s a mess…” It’ll be on the list of THINGS SAID ABOUT $CIENTOLOGY & DIANETICS (One liners) this next weekend.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Aw shucks. I wasn’t even thinking about The List when I wrote this.

          • Missionary Kid

            The best writing that I see are things done when a person just tosses a line off. You done good.

  • BosonStark

    This guy is not just riding an exercise bicycle, he is undergoing an ecclesiastical purification ritual…
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/Kkkkzzzz/Pure2_zpsdf4ee0a6.jpg

    • Destructor of Worlds

      Is that how you blow those pesky Body Thetans ?

  • yogi29073

    Seems as though this is the beginning of the end of scientology. There are books already out, and what’s on the internet is getting more explicit about the outrageous abuses that scientolgy engages in, and with the HBO film scheduled for March, things are going to go boom….I hope.
    Yesterday, when I read the blog, I had no idea who Paulette Noble was, so after reading Tony’s article, I went on the internet and found a blog she had written about her experiences. To say I was stunned by what happen to that wonderful person is not even scratching the surface, it really did read like a fictional novel, only it was real, and it happened to a real person.
    I normally don’t buy books, but I am going to purchase Tony’s book when it comes out. I have found a link to Paulette’s book and will read it in the coming days.
    I know what they did to Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, it is well documented, but I had no idea the nightmare and single minded vindictiveness that is scientology.
    Let’s all hope that 2015 ends scientology as it is presented here. I know that Mike and Marty still believe in the tech, but the organized vindictive scientology needs to be destroyed…completely…and this from someone who has never been a scientologist…so I hope that says something about how disgusting even non scientologists feel about this disgusting excuse for a “religion” (SIC)!!!

    • Robert Eckert

      Welcome to the rabbit hole!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Welcome Yogi. I had never seen Paulette Cooper’s testimony in Clearwater in 1982 – someone linked to it in the comment’s yesterday. Must-see viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU-m4KfpsqE

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        After listening to Paulette’s testimony in 1982 before the city council, its hard to understand why they did not find some way to throw them out right then and there.

        Maybe Clearwater will have to change its name to Cultwater or Clamwater.

      • Sarah James

        Scientology is trust killer.

      • yogi29073

        I watched the whole 43:20 of this and listened to every fact I could. I am speechless. To think of all the money, energy and plotting against just one individual, the attack on her parents, the successful campaign to destroy any relationships…I could go on, but the rage I feel towards this seemingly innocuous “religion” can not be put into words.
        The sooner this criminal organization is exposed, the sooner it’s “tax exempt” status is removed, and the sooner miscavige is exposed for the petty maggot he really is, the better this whole planet will be. Instead of “going clear”, let’s start by clearing the planet of the cancerous organization known as scientology. Sorry for the rant, but I am floored by her testimony, just floored by it!!

    • Richard Grant

      Hi Yogi. Thanks for this comment.

      As to believing in the tech … I’m not sure Marty believes in much of anything at the moment. His public evolution has been pretty remarkable to observe over the past few years. Mike is also somewhat inscrutable, but just today, in the comment thread at his blog, he came about as close as he ever gets to defining his own stance toward L. Ron Hubbard. I won’t try to put it in my own words.

      I think many of us share a feeling that 2015 will be a disastrous year for the COS. I expect the church will still be around at the end of it, but also that it may resemble this bit of Tom Waits recitative:

      “… a gut-shot bitch wolf dog with nine sucking pups pulling a number-four trap up a hill in the dead of winter
      In the middle of a snowstorm with a mouth full of porcupine quills.”

    • BFM

      Hi, welcome yogi29073. Thanks for posting and letting us know you are here 🙂

      As a once longtime in, I value the fresh viewpoints never-ins bring to the bunker.

  • pluvo

    Is it only me, or is Cap’n Miscavige’s mouth getting more and more crooked? Could be the result
    of continually lying through his teeth and being such a crook. (at 7:27 – at his New Years speech)

  • fare_based_messiah

    I love the Orange county graphs! – no numbers to back it up. Upward arrows mounting to zero equating to 6X more delivery… Oh, silly me! There’s six people holding certs, that means that they’ve gone from zero to six; in true David Miniscavige’s 47X expansion spirit!

  • nottrue
    • ze moo

      I thought Robin Quivers has left that show.

      • Missionary Kid

        Perfect.

    • Sarah James

      Someone should mention to Kirstie it is called disconnection in scientology. /s

      • Missionary Kid

        She will avoid that term. Notice how she minimized her tweet about being “ass-raped” and said that her dance partner was charging her with anti-semitism (of course, Howard is Jewish and would be sympathetic to her) instead of the real reason. She flat out lied and played dumb. $cientology has trained her to lie very well.

        • Sarah James

          It is times like these I wonder what is in her PC folders? lol.
          I do wonder how David Miscavige reeled her in and how long she will be able to maintain her facade.

          • Missionary Kid

            She’s drunk deeply of the Kool Aid. I doubt that what is in her PC folder is what is holding her in. She’s a part of the CC crowd, and is catered to by the clams. She won’t look at anything that is different. She will be one of the hard core people left in when the collapse happens.

            The one place that Davy is going to support is the CC and its clients. That’s where the money is. Many wealthy people who’ve been in, I imagine, keep donating because they don’t want disconnection, and they can afford a certain amount of donations. For Duggan, it’s chump change.

            • Sarah James

              She caused several flaps with her behavior and disappeared for a time. I did not miss her by the way. She seems a bit polished at this time, but I don’t think it will last.

            • Missionary Kid

              The behavior was in her tweets. They’re what showed her rough edges. She’s no babe in the woods when it comes to a personal appearance. She knows how to shmooze, and she did it to Howard.

              She could be a drunk tweeter. Then shy lies about it.

            • Sarah James

              I have thought she might be a drinker, I bet you are right.

            • pluvo

              She is high from the kool-aid.

            • Sarah James

              Well, kool-aid drunks are the worst. I do know that.

  • George

    Hi Everyone,

    This is also my first post…to the internet anywhere! I began following CO$ when I read Jenna’s
    book, then I read all of the rest of them, then saw every youtube I could find,
    court transcripts, the leaked documents TR’s and rundowns, and all past
    documentaries. It is truly fascinating
    and sad that this is all going on, in real time, still today. I admire all of you here.

    I may post when I have a contrary
    idea or question. I appreciate the
    viewpoint that attacking any given scientologist is taking a risk that they
    have no idea they are part of a problem.
    I read those articles by former CO$ on how to talk to a person still in,
    in an empathetic way. But then, I have
    the luxury of never having been hurt by them.

    I saw a youtube from anonymous to
    protest worldwide on Feb 5th.
    I bought my mask and will go to my local Org here in Northern California
    that day at 12noon. If anyone else
    knows a blogsite where people are meeting around the protest, let me know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AeMkbhN7SE

    Which brings me to my first
    question. Do local trusted CO$ org
    people have permission to read blogs like?
    Or is there only 2-3 trusted people in Clearwater that read, and then
    report downward if needed?

    Googled Spencer Lull from the SF
    flyer and he’s a pretty singer guitarist on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTaBtQ2X1B8 I’ll give him a thumbs up from the “wog world.”

    I never heard mentioned here the
    scientologist’s dating site “freespiritsingles.” You would think they would all just get together in one room at
    the same time and be done with it….sorry, that was uncalled for….

    Anyone in northern california up
    for a HBO party? Where on-line could we
    meet?

    Cheers

    George

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Wow, well, welcome to the Bunker.

      You certainly are selective about where you post – only the best for you 🙂
      Caek is over there, beer in the fridge, fresh pot of coffee in a couple of minutes.
      Squeeze in where you find a spot.

      • George

        Thanks for all the nice welcomes!

    • Juicer77

      Welcome! I’m a never-in, as well, so I can’t answer the blog reading question.

    • Richard Grant

      Welcome to the Bunker, George!

      The question of how many Scientologists have permission to read the internet is a tough one for outsiders to answer, I think. We know from former execs like Marty Rathbun that Dave Miscavige is obsessed with knowing what people are saying about him, so there are staffers assigned to monitor the internet for that. And we know about cases like Tory Christman where somebody is assigned by OSA to go on the internet for some specific assignment (in her case, to disrupt the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup). But apart from things like that, there’s a blanket policy against ordinary COS staffers and public Scientologiests reading “entheta” online.

      Another thing we know is that this policy is proving harder and harder to enforce. The bubble seems to be pretty leaky these days.

      Hope you have fun in Bunkerland!

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      Welcome, George. Thanks for the new about the world wide protest. I was unaware. Feel free to disagree. That is one thing of the many things you can do here that you can’t do within the cult. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    • The Dude

      Pull up a stool. There is plenty of room at the bar. You are among friends.

    • BFM

      Welcome George! As an active commenter you will be able to get any questions you might have answered quicker.
      Yep, 5 February is on my calendar.

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      Hi and welcome! No the members don’t look at the internet in regards to scio anyway. You see they have been so mind controlled that they think they will get found out ( and are told they are all lies) and then ethics handling, so they can’t lie when caught, therefore don’t look. Yes, maybe a few on the edge will and some OSA for sure. Hope that answers enough.

    • Scientologists primarily engage in self-censorship. They don’t need the cult to monitor their internet habits on a day-to-day basis because they are so schooled in being a good cultie that they simply won’t look at, watch, or read anything critical of the cult.

      • ze moo

        Anyone who did look at the internet unfettered, has already left. I do expect that one or more of the trusted minions do watch this blog and many others for ‘intelligence’ purposes. Truly loyal minions have mental blinders that let them ignore or dismiss any entheta.

        The clampire used to have an internet monitoring program we wogs called ‘scienositter’, similar to programs that kept children out of porn sites.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Welcome George! Like Pan said, we have treats. Popcorn too.

      As far as looking at internet sites, I notched that today on Mike Rinder’s blog, Fred Haseney published his “declaration of independence” (yay for him) and one thing he said is, “…I know I’ve been told to stay away from the Internet; before last August, I admit it, yes, I did look at a few things online that weren’t “official” $cientology websites, but I didn’t look at them in any depth and quickly left those web sites, whatever they were…” So I think our most recent info, as of today’s escapee, is that regular public members are not allowed to look on the internet except at scilon sites.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/scientology-spy-network-exposed/
      The PDF linked on the above page shows people who are cleared for internet work.

      • George

        WOW EE, Thanks. Thats what I was wondering. I’ll have to explore his website more.

    • Ardent

      Welcome George! Hope to hear from you more often. I looks like we might have very eventful year!

  • The Dude

    Mark made a shoop yesterday with Karin on it. He shooped in a big horse grin on her. I think it was from that staff member Annalisa!

    • There are pictures of Powbangzoomwhoosh? I thought she was a piece of Miscavige’s fractured subconscious.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
    • Sid

      If the membership shrinks 30% they will cut beatings and declares by 10%.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Sid, your wogthink fails to properly comprehend the Church of Scientology, i.e. if the SO allows membership to shrink by 30% the beatings and declares will increase by 1000%.

        Do the math Sid. Do the math.

        • Sid

          Okay, now I see. Yeah, I totally had that wrong. The beatings will be friendlier type beatings though right. For their own good. It’s a help flow.

          • pluvo

            Are you talking about the IDEAL beatings?

            • Sid

              Yes! It’s a Golden Age of Beatings. IDEAL Beatings that everyone will flock to once they see the flashy promo pieces.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Sid you are a marketing genius: GAB =Golden Age of Beatings.

            • Sid

              And David Miscavige has the gift of GAB.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Fully ideal “in ARC” ecclesiastical beatings delivered standardly and at the correct orders of magnitude.

      • Dr_Orpheus

        If you refer to them as Ecclesiastical Ethics Actions instead of beatings, then it sounds much more spiritual. COB delivers more Ecclesiastical Ethics Actions to degraded beings then any other spiritual leader in the world! His stats have been straight up and vertical!!!!!

        • Sid

          We are now in the era of EEA 2. The COB got it straightened up after his senior staff messed it up so badly.

    • No comment on Kirstie Alley professing her proclivity to hoarding hundreds of animals across two states on the Stern Show this morning?

      • Missionary Kid

        I’ve got to listen to it. Someone has posted a link, and as soon as I find it again, I’ll listen.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Those animals are for COB’s new Burlwood Arc.

        Presently under construction, COB’s new Burlwood Arc will be part of Scientology’s new amusement park planned for Downtown Clearwater.

        Plans include a “Reg Ride to Hell”, a dark ride featuring marauding Scientology regges and live vampire bats in a thrill-a-minute frightfest that has all the terror of an actual Scientology reg cycle.

      • Missionary Kid

        She talked about them, and that she had them in both California and Florida. She invited Howard to come and see them. She claims to have care for them 24/7, and I forgot how much it costs her to keep the lemurs. It seems pretty low for full time care.

    • I for one look forward to the less murderous, less human rights violating Scientology organization. Thank you, COB, for working to tone down some of the more violently insane of your public expressions in the coming year.

  • BosonStark
    • BFM

      Advertisement for Colgate?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Coat hangers. Turned sideways in inserted.

        • BFM

          Lulz:) hahaha

    • Captain Howdy

      ….

      • Ardent

        This guy’s a bucket full of monkeys!

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      Funeee! I thought it was shooped and went back to look at original. hahaha..

      • 3feetback-of-COS

        you know, her teeth scare me for some reason. Her mouth is a deadly weapon.

  • Mark

    Hoots! (Refresh):

    • ze moo

      Your observation about the Scots in Battlefield Earth are only part of that story. Yes, the Scots were the heroes, but there was a tribe of humans in Africa that were lower then degraded beings. Lroon’s racism shows through in many ways. He just couldn’t hide it.

      • Mark

        He was probably assuming any Scottish readers of BE would like being patronised and nobody in Africa could read anyway…

    • Here in America, cotton candy serves the same purpose, hard or spun, you get the little shits used to eating it before they can walk and tell an Englishman to fuck off.

      • Mark

        I’ve always thought Edinburgh rock was particularly fiendish, containing quantities of tartaric acid (as in tartar on rotten teeth) and being “discovered” because ‘Sweetie Sandy’ Ferguson was too mean to throw away a batch of months-old sweetmeats.

        • Chinese oyster sauce was allegedly discovered after a cook let a pot of oysters cook on the stove for too long. It goes good with beef along with some dry white wine to give it a little flavor.

  • good too be back now that weather finally permits electricity and internet to work again 🙂
    seems i missed alot as usual
    http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah92/Bob_Kaare/daviethefly_zps9aea0883.jpeg

    http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah92/Bob_Kaare/1122_zpsfecc15c1.jpg

    • Destructor of Worlds

      Art

    • BFM

      I see what you did here too 🙂

  • Narapoid

    I just noticed, and (perhaps someone else down thread did today) that the hand of the regging jackass who went into Sharon Weitz’s file so she could be shamed/cajoled/badgered to donate to the shit-eating IAS. It looks like she is still being pushed, touched “handled”. The photo had to have been taken right after she agreed to sign a check so they would leave her alone after hours of regging. “The photo’s been taken, you can’t back out now!”

    For the “hero” who put that very happy and relieved smile on poor Sharon’s face: get a real job you shameless turd.

  • The Dude

    F5

  • nottrue

    ….

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Wait, not true is this for real or a shoop? (Sadly, it is getting more and more difficult to tell).

      • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

        I think it’s real. Nut cases, anything for attention.

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          Oh. My. God.

    • Observer

      Wait, now there are two scientology Barbies?

      refresh

      • BFM

        Miss Cabbitch Barbie — only given to very special achievements. Tom cruise will be presented one first, or maybe even exclusively.

      • Sarah James

        Time for Tom Cruise girlfriend tryouts, again?

      • Ardent

        I really like this one, Obs!

    • NOLAGirl

      “We are a serious, religious organization”

      “LOOK AT OUR NEW BARBIE!!”

      Fucking loons.

    • Sid

      If this is real then there is no doubt at all Scientology has jumped the shark.

      That guy looks a little too happy to be getting a Barbie doll. Maybe he’s going to practice his touch assists on it.

      • BFM

        Hahaha 🙂

    • Ardent

      This struck me: notice how the woman in the photo has a number of pins on her lapel? Do these denote her ‘status’ in terms if donations? If so, that clarifies something for me. I had been thinking that peer pressure and approval were playing a large part in those quests to get a better certificate. I suppose lesser ‘givers’ look at her lapel, feel rather sub-par, and in order to ‘KSW’ then donate more of what they can’t afford so they can parade their ornaments as well. And proudly!

      Are any Ex-In’s here to let me know if I’m correct about this?

      • BFM

        I can’t make out all the pins (there are several pins/insignia that doesn’t require donations to the IAS). Like several type of OT pins, class auditor pins and badges, affiliation pins with some scio front group etc. Sciloons love pins! I do make out however one patron pin and one patron with honors pin (those are the paid IAS status pins, but she didn’t pay twice. She probably upgraded her patron status (for which she was given a pin) to patron with honors (receiving another pin). I hope this clarifies your question.

        I hope I got the patron pins right, I am too lazy to get my reading glasses:). So open for correction.

        • L. C. Spencer

          If DM were on his game he’d come up with a snazzy sash to hold all those pins. Like Galactic Scouting, except all you do to earn a badge is pay for it.

          • BFM

            He just might come up with such a dress-code and ban all insignia that can be bought at relatively low costs from the bookstore officer. Only IAS paid for pins allowed on that snazzy sash 🙂 L.C. are we not giving delirious mini-man to many ideas?

            • L. C. Spencer

              On the other hand, think of all the E-bay collectibles to be had as more and more clams regret their donations. Impress your friends! Collect ’em all!

            • BFM

              Drone Master wouldn’t be happy with that at all.

            • L. C. Spencer

              Ah, there’s the silver lining!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Those are buttons for the Operating System of Scientology Barbie.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Poor scientologist Barbie. I blame her engrams on my brother.

    • Captain Howdy

      The freak show just got a whole lot freakier.

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Okay, that is IT. From now on, no more “maybe they’ve gone a little over the edge, maybe mental”. They have gone over the edge and taken their last brain cell with them. Gahhhhh!

        http://i.imgur.com/yV2iNI8.jpg?1

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      OK… so I see Scientology Barbie… but what’s with the little doll and other tchotchkes?

  • Observer

    refresh

    EDIT: If you don’t know who Nurse Ratched is, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_Ratched

    • Your mother isn’t going to like that, Billy.

    • Illinoisian

      Oh, those two images really harmonize — and it gives me the shivers.

    • Ella Raitch

      Time for your medication sec check

  • ScooterLibbby

    That hallway in the super power building looks like it came from a 1950s set designer of bad science fiction movies.

    • BFM

      Well, let connect the dots… 1950, Tubbie, bad scifi,—- presto! 🙂

      Have you seen the original TR’s film (with Joe still in it)? The people in the Qual division wear the most ridiculous outfits. I swear, the first time I saw that, I burst out laughing and couldn’t stop, I was chitted for that by two other very serious students who asserted I was J&D-ing Rons masterpiece of film-directing. Humorless people.

  • Pierrot

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

    51 ads already today, California is starting early, (see the Daily Wip). 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).
    Arno Dorian by Tincek Marincek, enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX &
    flickred by Aegerprimo:. https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15588512192/in/set-72157642802079293

    • Pierrot

      For our new members, if you do not already know, Tony Chen is the self promoted numero uno disseminator through Craiglist and self appointed expert advising all the other missions and orgs about CL dissemination and is the mission holder at Riverpark in Sacramento..

    • outraged

      Perhaps all the power the $cions have now in 2015 are in the Craigslist ads, where the Kult is too ashamed to even mention their name.

      Pierrot – you are at the front line!!

      • BFM

        With all the money and potential advertising power they have…. its pathetic to see they recruit new people in such a fashion. Free ads on craigslist, $ci connection completely obfuscated.

        • Missionary Kid

          It is a measure of how far they’ve fallen since people know more about them than they want people to know.

          We know all the shit that they lie about, and the reaction to the chult (combination of church and cult) is invariably negative. If they speak out, the Streisand effect takes over, and they get inundated with entheta by not only us wogs, but a whole passel of exes.

          The theory is that their big ads, like the ones for the Super Bowl, are shown in markets where there’s a lot of clams, and especially whales, who they can brag to how much their ideas are disseminated. Those commercials are never shown here, about 100 miles away from L.A.

          It might be worth it to sit in a bar in L.A., where they’re sure to air a commercial, and listen to the reaction of the patrons. I’m willing to bet that boos will be a major part of it.

          I’m about 50 miles away from L.A. stations, but I might be tempted to make the drive.

          • Ardent

            MK, I think it would be worth the drive just to try your experiment. And besides, depending where you go, you could treat yourself to a nice meal out. (And yes, I’m desperately curious to find if you are correct).

            • Missionary Kid

              BFM suggested that I take pictures or record it if I do.

          • BFM

            If you do make that trip, make us some nice snapshots of the whales celebrating their 47 x positive media exposure. It will bring some good chuckle’s for us in the bunker.

            • Missionary Kid

              Good idea.

            • Missionary Kid

              I don’t know any whales, but I would be getting an idea of what the common person in a restaurant thinks about it.

            • BFM

              That might be even more interesting than just whale reaction. We can predict how those pompous persons with inflated egos would react.
              But the common person — mmmh I find that more interesting!
              They day is approaching that the whales will ne extinct (that is; the $ci whales), and public opinion is determined by the masses, the common person.

        • MaxSpaceman

          It’s body routing circa 2015. From the 50s thru the early 90s, scilons could canvas and do their routine and get people to come in for intro courses. Now- no shot at that working. So- it’s Craigslist. (methinks it’s diabolical, actually, that they get away with it. I only pray that it’s all ineffective. (But there’s no way to know. Is there . . . )

          • BFM

            Well, the orgs are virtually empty, book sales to new public is at an all time low, auditor training is dead and division 6 as a whole is failing. So the little they do get from craigslist get overwhelmed with money demands (and no valuable services delivered) so quickly most of them simply quit. But I share your frustration though, I wish craigslist would permanently ban Sciloons (I know that wont happen, but still).

            • Ardent

              I’m rather surprised that they have not been banned myself, BFM. I don’t get it. Shouldn’t Craigslist have some clause in the contract that what you advertise is what you actually get? It seems very strange. Also, why don’t all the flaggings give Craigslist a ‘red flag’ of their own regarding these ads?

            • BFM

              Recently some mission holder was sharing his tricks to keep his ads going on craigslist despite the vigorous flagging from the RED-X brigade. (Make no mistake: RED-X is very powerful and effective!). But the Sciloon was talking about how he tricked it with switching and/or using dynamic IP addresses so craigslist couldn’t ban his ads permanently. Anyone else remembers this? I think I read that here or at Rinder’s blog…or…esmb, can’t remember which.

            • Missionary Kid

              It was here, and it was Tony Chen who posted the advice to clams. It’s not very effective.

            • BFM

              Thanks MK. I knew I had seen it somewhere. Glad it’s not all that effective.

            • HillieOnTheBeach

              I suppose CL would need customer deceptive advertizing complaints to even consider intervening.

              The upside is the lack of complaint may be an indication that their ads are hopelessly ineffective for the effort they put in them.

              The downside is we’re talking about people searching for life-lessons and the meaning of life on CL.

    • How many times do fraudulent advertising scams have to get flagged before they are removed?

      • Pierrot

        I am sorry, but I have no idea. The “weight” of your flag depend on you proximity to the area/region concerned AND on the freshness of the ad. We know from experience that the fresher they are the easier they come down. Once they are over 1 week old they are stale and well rooted.
        There is no easy way. SP from Florida have organised themselves, family, friends, teenagers and their friends and using the Reboot tech they are keeping on top of it all!

    • Destructor of Worlds

      http://fayar.es.craigslist.org/atq/4833361293.html

      Antique Scientology E-Meter in Solid Walnut – $229

      • Pierrot

        good find !!

        • Missionary Kid

          I’ll give a nickel.

          • Destructor of Worlds

            Imagine all the Walnut Speaker Cabinets they could have build instead.

          • shasha40

            You’re being way too generous . 1 cent , that’s my final offer . : D

            • Missionary Kid

              It would be interesting to have one, as a curiosity piece. After the chult collapses, they’ll be thrown away by some, and kept in the attic by others, and the hard core clams will still try to use them.

            • shasha40

              Yeah , but my offer would have to remain 1 cent and not a penny more . In a minute we’ ll be able to find them in boxes in alleys discarded as the useless trash they are . Yes , soon they will be novelty items for some , for me they’ll always be a reflection of CoS , and I don’t want to accidently pick up any ” space cooties ” ! : D

            • Missionary Kid

              *laughter*

        • Missionary Kid

          I like the following quote that goes with it. “Most of the Scientology concepts associated with the “E-meter” and its use are regarded by the scientific and medical communities as pseudoscience, and the E-meter has never been subject to clinical trials.”

      • I’m holding out for the burlwood version.

    • “refresh”

  • BFM

    Is it just me, or have we seen a lot of new faces/commenters since Tony’s revelation?

    We need a bigger Bunker — fuzzy starts digging some extra chambers 🙂

    • Missionary Kid

      IMO, there are a lot of people who read the Bunker, but don’t comment. I’m seeing some people who I haven’t seen around for a while. There are some new ones, too, who haven’t commented before, but who have been lurking that the announcement brought them out for the first time.

      • BFM

        In any case, it makes me happy :). People coming back, or finding reason to post comments — makes us just that more stronger.

        • Missionary Kid

          Just wait until the HBO special airs, as well as the others.

          • BFM

            I’m buzzing already MK, the anticipation gives me a funny feeling in my stomach!

            • Missionary Kid

              The clams won’t see it, but those around in the general public will, and that type of information will percolate to the publics. Hopefully, it will lead to many more going under the radar, or blowing for good.

            • BFM

              “Hopefully, it will lead to many more going under the radar, or blowing for good.”

              I hope the powers that be make it so!

            • Ardent

              I’m willing to bet Davey is going to have all television sets from all orgs before the doco airs. That is, if there are any in the first place.

          • Ardent

            I anticipate a gold-rush (pun!).

            BTW I can’t get HBO on my cable. Does anyone know if it can be caught on streaming interwebs?

            Edit: stupid tablet typing. I’m bedridden for the nonce.

            • Missionary Kid

              I don’t know. Someone. Help Ardent.

      • MaxSpaceman

        I think the number of people reading the Bunker and not commenting is many times greater than the number of commenters posting w/ handles and aVi’s

        By an order of magnitude. No doubt. JT(FA)’s #s evidenced that.

        • pluvo

          I guess 10x at least. In peak times maybe even 47x.

          • aegerprimo

            I see what you did there Pluvo.

        • Missionary Kid

          Co$ official site is ranked well below the Bunker according to Alexa ranking, but that probably means that you’re right because if the actual visits to a site are charted, ranking order is much closer than the difference between actual visits.

          For instance, in the US, the Bunker is about 30,000th. Going to the 40,000th one, there’s probably at least an order of magnitude difference in the number of people who go to the site. IIRC, Co$ is around 110,000th or lower. That means that, if my theory is correct, they have probably 2 or 3 orders of magnitude (10^2 or 10^3) fewer people going there.

          Someone else can correct me.

        • Missionary Kid

          Max, I corrected my figures. Refresh to see the correction.

          • MaxSpaceman

            wow- actually, Mish: I don’t see, now, how JT’s #s could help decide the issue! Although I think the guesstimate that there are thousands of readers more than the 1,000 commenters (or whatever the daily average is) per 24 hr. period

            • Missionary Kid

              I don’t know how many more people we have here at the Bunker, but usually when there are things like number of people who look at a site are compiled, and rankings are set, the numbers would appear on a chart asymptotically.

              For instance, if you chart the position of a particular website horizontally, 1, 2, 3,…
              and on the vertical axis char the actual number of people going to those sites, the fall off from 1 to 10 is quite steep. from 10 to 100, it continues, but by the time it gets to 20 or 30 thousand in the rankings, the fall-off is still steep, but not as bad. When you get to 100 to 200 thousand, the slope is quite a bit less, and (there’s no ranking that far) when you get to the millionth ranked website, the difference is slight between it and the million and tenth.

              I imagine that there are websites that only get one or two visits a day because they are basically inactive.

              That is how I look at it.

    • pluvo

      There are joining more and more from all over; it’s packed around this time. There was Bunker-party till the early morning. There is a coming and going around the clock. Great!

      • BFM

        There IS power in numbers — real ones.
        Great indeed!

    • Narapoid

      I lurked for quite a while, then came a live blog from Mosey’s case in Texas. I found myself on the edge of my seat (along with the rest of team ‘Bunker) waiting for updates from Tony. I started posting here from then on.

      • BFM

        Imagine all the current lurkers coming out of the shadows and commenting! We could easily double the comments but more importantly, new insights, fresh viewpoints etc. I do hope the upcoming events will have that effect.

    • Ardent

      I’ve met a lot of new names, too, BFM. It’s very gratifying!

      • BFM

        For me too Ardent. We all suspect the presence of readers/UTRs etc. who are not commenting. But when they do come out and actually post a comment is the cherry on the pie for me.

        • Ardent

          I lurked myself for about a month, I think, before I had to join in the fray. I had long considered Scientology to be a vicious scam. Now I know better: it’s a vicious, EVIL scam.

          • BFM

            Now that’s what I call a valid cognition! 🙂

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Construction in the Bunker has been ongoing since 2013. This is starting to feel like the Winchester house….(or Flag).

      • BFM

        Oh I like that comparison Nuts! Flag. I bet the bunker provides real valuable services to a whole lot of more people free of charge, any day of the week! The real expansion and buzz is going on here.
        Hey Davey, this is what actual expansion looks like!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      It does seem like the Bunker is experiencing 47X expansion. Let me get out my calculator and check… Yup, Eleventy billion counting the lurkers.

      • BFM

        Yup, FM,FH. We are honored to even have lurkers here from target two, where Tubbie is trying to put up his scam. But they are on to him, thanks to us:) No place in the universe left to hide for this bloodsucking chult.

    • aegerprimo

      Huggable blue fuzzy… I noticed it too!

      • BFM

        Good! I am not alone in my observation. Big fuzzy (((hugs))) send you way:)

      • where do you want to spend the apocolypse
        vault 69 😉
        from Fallout if your not familiar with it 🙂

        • BFM

          Its a game right? Well I’d gladly spend the apocalypse in vault 69;)

          • yep 🙂
            its rpg in a nuclear future of sorts stuck in 50`s technology
            nice place to be in the apocolypse 😉

        • aegerprimo

          I added this graphic to the RED X graphics on my Flickr account. So appropriate.

  • Braveheart

    That bridge looks like something out of the old Star Trek movies. Just all sorts of weird. I would be totally creeped out walking through there…………….

  • Ronn S.

    How does FLAG still have any CL XII’s? Did all 6 of them train back through on THE NEW GAT II Training line-up ya reckon?

  • HTC

    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/kirstie-alley-im-not-fake-scientologist-did-not-194500516-us-weekly.html this may have already been posted, but always enjoy the comment section when Krustie opens her sewer.

    • Missionary Kid

      Krustie’s mouth=Krustie’s sewer.

      • HTC

        yep.

  • Unex Skcus

    What great rap from Christian Stolte! Sadly, we don’t get his TV series Down Under.

    • BFM

      My kids love Chicago fire, so do I. No way to watch on the net?

    • Here’s some help, from your friendly Bunkermate GCL:

      http://www.techlife.net/2013/01/how-to-stream-us-tv-shows-in-australia.html

      • Unex Skcus

        Thanks, been thinking about going down the VPN route. About time I checked this out I guess.

    • Observer

      Can you stream it from NBC’s site, or are you blocked because you’re not in the US? http://www.nbc.com/chicago-fire

      • Unex Skcus

        Yup, blocked 🙁 Thanks anyway!

        • Eclipse-girl

          Use a VPN and download torrents ?

        • I have the same problem all the time with eBooks I want. They aren’t released here or if they are they are usually years later and they are up to five times the US price. It sucks between eBooks and tv shows here 🙁 I was heartbroken when I couldn’t watch Kirstys new show, I heard how great it was. Ok just typing that made me wanna puke 🙂

          • Unex Skcus

            Same… 50-100% more for software, computers, movies etc etc.

        • April

          If you use the Chrome browser, get the free Hola Better Internet extension.

          • Unex Skcus

            Thanks, looks like they have extension for Firefox as well. Will check it out.

  • I’ll be buying this book for sure ! I hope Paulette gets to see $cientology fall. It was inhumane and vicious what the CULT did to her for speaking out against them.

    • aegerprimo

      I hope that we all will stand hand in hand and watch Scientology fall. Then we will clap and cheer. And then… we will have a big celebration with lots of caek.

  • nottrue

    ….

  • Neues Buch über Scientologys schändliche Terrorkampagne January 12, 2015, ShortNews

    Tags: Humfrey Hunter, Paulette Cooper, Silvertail Books, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, Tony Ortega

  • outraged
    • Ardent

      “More aware and less insane”? Krustie, give me a break! Garbage in – garbage out: and that’s what it’s all about…

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      ““It means that you have gotten rid of all the things that would create
      aberrant behavior in you that you didn’t want,” Alley explained.”

      So from her point of view, her petulant, vicious and passive-aggressive behavior is neither aberrant or something she doesn’t want.

      • Ardent

        Ha! Nailed her!

      • Unex Skcus

        ^ And “…the goal would be to become more and more aware and less insane.” Krusty may need to progress to OT-XLVII to get anywhere near that goal…

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      I bet little ol’ Dave wishes that particular Donkey was not in the Scientology Celebrity Stables.

      She has dropped a lot of body thetan’s though.
      I wonder if she has to do OTVII again once they come back???

      So was she seriously on OT VI for 15 fucking years?

      Completions:
      http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/k/kirstie-alley.html

      Kirstie Alley NEW OT VI HUBBARD SOLO NOTS AUDITING COURSE Source 127 1999-11-01

      • aegerprimo

        Um….

        • aegerprimo

          (not you Bury)

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Of OTVII she said, “I think that people, no matter what path they choose, the goal would be to become more and more aware and less insane.”

      But is she aware of just how insane she is?

      • outraged

        NO. lol.

        She is a material girl living in a material world.

        • Sarah James

          In a Scientology material world! Lol

      • SNAFU

        Good call. John Cleese on Stupidity immediately came to mind when I read that quote.

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

      • BFM

        Tubbie lost touch of all reality too, Kursty might just need his last C/S for himself. Some heavy electroconvulsive therapy —- more power please, turn up the knob!

    • aegerprimo

      Jeez, Kirstie’s Howard Stern interview is all over the gossip rags.

      Here are some of them…

      Kirstie Alley: I’m Not a “Fake” Scientologist, Did Not “Shun” Leah Remini
      http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kirstie-alley-addresses-scientology-drama-with-leah-remini-2015121

      Kirstie Alley Talks Scientology On Howard Stern: I Did Not Shun Leah Remini
      http://www.gossipcop.com/kirstie-alley-howard-stern-leah-remini-scientology/

      Kirstie Alley Spills on Scientology, Leah Remini Drama, on Howard Stern
      http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/kirstie-alley-spills-on-scientology-leah-remini-drama-on-howard-stern-49366

      A ‘Less Insane’ Kirstie Alley Says She Didn’t ‘Shun’ Leah Remini For Leaving Scientology
      http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/scientologist-kirstie-alley-denies-shunning-leah-remini/

      Kirstie Alley Opens Up About Scientology and Past Leah Remini Drama: ”I’m Not Some F–king
      Fake”
      http://www.eonline.com/news/613849/kirstie-alley-opens-up-about-scientology-and-past-leah-remini-drama-i-m-not-some-f-king-fake/

      • Missionary Kid

        She’s not a fucking fake. She’s a real fucking clam, who lies, like she was trained to do.

        • BFM

          In other words: she is a REAL fucking fake! Lying liars that lie.

    • beauty for ashes

      enjoyed reading everyone’s posts on radar! kirstie certainly does not garner positive comments.

      • Jack99

        Maybe the best one:

        “Kirstie Alley STFU! Take your stupid cult and shove it up your brainwashed a$$!”

  • Tony Ortega

    Foundation for a Drug-Free World come=on added to the post

    • Phil McKraken

      Hi! Give us money! Warmest regards, DM.

    • BlondesAreDumb

      Listened to Kirstie’s Howard Stern interview. Beyond avoiding saying anything negative about scientology, she stated that she didn’t think guys would like to date her as she’s aloof and watches Forensic Files every night. Her statement about not wanting her children to be promiscuous is interesting considering her almost bragging tone in her book about the many men in her past. Sorry to hear her talk about her daughter’s boyfriend–that was tragic.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    This is kind of a large image, but worth scrolling through. While researching Scientology’s baffling doughnut chart of charities, I did some Googlin’. And here are the top five results of a search for each major religion represented, as well as Scientology.

    Are you psychic? Can you guess what the results will be?

    (Refresh! Then click and enlarge.)

    • L. C. Spencer

      *applause*

      Says it all, doesn’t it?

    • Ardent

      Nice find, DDD! Oh, the humanity!

    • Sarah James

      When the CC raises money for charity is the charity called David Miscavige?

    • April

      Doesn’t simply telling kids “drugs are bad, m’kay” count as charity?!?! What kind of charity elitist are you? 😉

  • Unex Skcus

    OT, but Charlie Hebdo has no intention of rolling over and dying. As with Co$, the French are digging in.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-13/charlie-hebdo-latest-edition-since-attacks-to-go-on-sale/6013756
    “All is forgiven”

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Brilliant.

      An image of Mohammed saying fanatics and terrorists don’t speak for him.

      Imagine the fatwa meeting on this one:

      -They drew Mohammed again! Kill, kill, kill!
      -But what does the caption say?
      -It says we don’t speak for him!
      -???
      -!!!
      -Gonna be a hard sell on this one, boys.

      • HillieOnTheBeach

        Um, did I offend?

        The hypothetical dialogue meant to convey extremists being called to the carpet. My apologies if my point failed.

      • How do you know it’s Mohammed? Does it look like him?

    • TonyOrtega

      Do me a favor and share and like Raw Story’s version of that story.
      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/charlie-hebdo-puts-mohammed-on-first-cover-since-attack/

      • pluvo

        So great! This image will go viral till the remotest corner of the world.

        • BFM

          Ill try to buy 1 copy of the million they will print. They will be distributing some of that in various countries.

      • aegerprimo

        Liked and Google Plus’d

      • romanesco

        Mother$7:(ing CCHR ads

        • Unex Skcus

          What the @#!& ? I see it’s an AdChoices insert, don’t know if RawStory can exercise any editorial control over what AdChoices show?

        • “watch the DOCUMENTARY” (caps mine obviously)….that’s their key word this year? ‘documentary’….back to the ad…they do realize tony is the editor, right?

      • Unex Skcus

        Done 🙂

      • Barbara Angel

        Sad sort of similarity of both religions, both want to take over the world. One being the insatiable lust for ‘blood’, by one religion, and the insatiable lust for money of the co$-a-nostra.
        One thing stands out…the chult kills people too, but not so blatantly.
        They tend to kill their victims silently.

        • Sarah James

          +1 and they like to use them up first.

        • romanesco

          How wrong. You must not know any Muslims.

          • Barbara Angel

            How wrong you must not read any newspapers or seen video proof of the beheadings.

            • romanesco

              OMG, how can you be such a dingbat? Seriously, do you even know what’s going on in Syria??????

              The people ISIS are attacking are primarily MUSLIMS! Jeez, Louise, did you miss the entire point of that Charlie cartoon???

            • Barbara Angel

              Yes Dingbat,That was exactly the question I was going to ask you.

            • romanesco

              Scarcely. Hey, look! Scientology is recruiting!

            • Barbara Angel

              Well you better rush to sign up then. Or would that be, sign up for a second round?

            • romanesco
            • Barbara Angel

              Definitely Ignorance when someone has the reading skills of a 10 year old. Please re-read my post and show me where I said, “”ALL Muslims”” and “”ALL $cilons”” want to Kill Everyone. Duh

            • romanesco

              Show me where you did NOT equate Islam with blood lust.

              Sad sort of similarity of both religions, both want to take over the world. One being the insatiable lust for ‘blood’

              I believe you’re just bitter because you have not only been proven wrong, but wrongheaded. Get back to me when you work your way out of it.

              P.S.: Your personal remarks with regard to reading skills are very telling. Do you really believe that you’re not a Scientologist?

            • Barbara Angel

              Oh you poor thing, perchance did you have a $cientology non-education?
              Certainly sounds like it.

            • romanesco

              ***ATTENTION***
              Bullbait alert!

            • Barbara Angel

              Don’t people like you, normally accuse people of being trolls? I spent 6 months flagging my arse off. So maybe you better stop reading my posts. Thanks

            • romanesco

              The question was whether you equated Islam with blood lust. Address it.

            • Barbara Angel

              Who are you to tell me what to do or say?

          • TheQueenofBulgravia

            Neutral observer here. We understood BA’s reference only included radical “muslims”, reinforced by blood lust in the next sentence, and by her upvotes on the posts above this one.

            Real Muslims do want Peace with all.

            Journey of the Midnight Sun Mosque A little mosque overcomes great odds during its 4000 km journey by road and water from Winnipeg (Manitoba) to a small arctic town called Inuvik (Northwest Territories) where a community eagerly awaits it. (CANADA, 2010)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifgsY4wWl9c

            Watching the full video, this Committed Christian prayed they would get across that impossibly narrow bridge and shed tears.

            2 minute video, with talking people, worth watching! Arctic Mosque OFFICIAL Teaser Trailer Snow Angel Films
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30ERuUMhkao

            • romanesco

              She spoke about a religion in broad terms, and if I had mistaken her meaning, she had every opportunity to make herself clear. But thanks for your post. It should be edifying to all.

    • pluvo

      Thanks! Few days ago, when 1.5 million people were demonstrating in Paris with 50 heads of state, I had the imagination that they should drop thousands upon thousands of leaflets with Mohamed caricatures all over the metropolises. And now – so much better than what I imagined! You have to admire the French how they deal with this difficult situation.

      • Barbara Angel

        Love the fact that ‘Anonymous’ are now involved.
        One of their thrilling signature quotes for me is:
        “Expect Us”. That should be enough to make anyone quake in their boots.

    • Techie

      Don’t know if that cartoon is intended to represent Mohammed or just one of the average good normal Muslims in the world who are just as appalled and shocked as anyone at the horrifying perversion of their religion. Maybe it is both. I have tears rolling down my cheeks at the sight of this cartoon and it aches my heart to think of how many have been injured, killed, maimed, had their lives destroyed (look up “female circumcision” some day when you have a strong stomach for it) by those who cannot distinguish the lies of hate-filled demagogues from the word of God. Hate-filled rhetoric seems more powerful than peace when you are too weak to make a life for yourself on your own.The invention of language was followed rapidly by the invention of lies to deceive and destroy (Gen 3:1-4). And it works pretty well. Nous sommes tous Charlie. But if by some miracle it comes into your heart to love and forgive, despite all, to change the part of the world you live in, to embrace someone you hardly know, please do. Love is still stronger than hatred when you give it a chance.

      • romanesco

        Thank you.

  • http://i61.tinypic.com/2lmqnok.jpg
    explaining the brigde easy ;P

    • Sarah James

      LOL

    • Barbara Angel

      Oh, there is so much truth in this clip it makes me sad.
      He does treat his staff like dogs and forces them to run around a pole, gaining a huge amount of sick enjoyment of his own sadistic pleasure.

  • Hoosiermama

    I’ve been lurking forever. Thought I’d come out and say, “Hello Bunker!”. I’m a never in, but a fairly obsessed scientology watcher. 🙂

    • Eclipse-girl

      Welcome

      We have snackies and beverages.
      There is always room for more.
      Ask questions, add your opinions.
      Have fun

    • remember to have a large stockpile of popcorn 😉
      and welcome by the way 🙂
      http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/e5EjD2Fk77Bm5Q0OFaaFpw/348s.jpg

      • Hoosiermama

        I love popcorn!

        • NOLAGirl

          Also, the bar is open 24 hrs a day. If all the bartenders are asleep, help yourself. 😀

    • BFM

      Hello and welcome Hoosiemama! I was just talking about you (not personal though) down thread. Please feel welcome here and.. baby, are you here?
      Well, baby will show you around when she comes in 🙂

      • Hoosiermama

        Thank you!

        • BFM

          You are welcome, I am glad you decided to post 🙂

    • Richard Grant

      Hey, Hoosiermania, thanks for de-lurking!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Hello Hoozier. Make yourself at home. Fan of Hoozier’s I take it?

    • aegerprimo

      Oh HAI… WELCOME!
      ……

    • romanesco

      Fascinating topic, isn’t it? Come on in and hunker down!

    • Jo

      Hi Hoosiermama, that’s a long name, welcome.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Welcome Hoosier!

    • Unex Skcus

      “G’day mate” from Down Under. Stick your toe in, the water’s fine! 🙂

    • Illinoisian

      Welcome! Good to have another here whose heart is in the great Midwest. (This party is getting HUGE and by the 25th it will be an awesome, and possibly history making, gathering.)

    • Juicer77

      Hello!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Oh my- Oat E8s re-doing “The Student Hat” course. What a come down that must be for the Oat Es.

    Plus, Fleecewinds is empty empty empty, with 1/3 of its crew stationed at Fort Harrison Hotel to drum up biz.

    Rindersblog: http://www.mikerindersblog.org/freewinds-the-top-of-the-bridge-is-the-bottom/

    • BFM

      Its about time that boat went into permanent retirement.

      • Missionary Kid

        No, no, nooooo! The longer it loses money, the better, although it’s a good thing to have all those sea org members no longer held captive on the boat while ashore. Possibly it will give them a better chance to blow.

        I think that McAsshole will keep it going for quite a while because it’s a symbol of the vastness of $cientology, but I’ve been wrong before.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      This is major … I don’t recall Freewinds staff being left off the ship – except for a reg or two. Not ever ever. The reason is that these are truly captives at sea or even port. Remember the hair raising, incredulous lengths past staff went though to escape? I expect a lot of blowees from this, exactly why they havent been allowed off the ship before. Good to know they are in one of the major areas where SP’s reside where they can get instant hatted on how to live free again, including passport info and all the immediate essentials they will need.

      Blow, baby, blow! The answers you seek and the help you need is all around you. Just whistle and someone will be right with you.

      • MaxSpaceman

        F5

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Tks so much, Max. On my tablet. Yes, blowees, call this number .. you will get an experienced former member, some sea org, all good roads, fair weather, ask and you shall receive, no judgments, no drama, no blame or shame. Just help to get you to a safe space where you can get some sleep, rest, real food, hot coffee and tea. You don’t need a plan to be able to leave … you only need to make that phone call.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        Very interesting, THDNE. Very interesting indeed. I look forward to some new Bunkerites, fresh from the Fleawnds.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I truly am shocked. Something major is happening, and I think with so many main Flag staff launched to L.A. or Europe as well, this looks and smells like mass stampede of staff, including and especially Sea Org. And the names of public on promo pieces in Whale country, California, has suddenly shrivelled as well I’ve noticed.

          My guess is that members are getting some startling briefing to prepare them for the onslaught of mass media tsunami heading their way and it’s backfired. Dm expects them to just chant their SP lines and brace themselves, but exhausted, broke and loaded up with mounting questions, survival instincts are kicking in and they are wisely fleeing.

          And to think we’re just swimming into the second week of Bamuary 2015. Oh my, oh my.

          • MaxSpaceman

            The upcoming Sundance showing is seismic. The world of the clams will never be the same after the triple play of DocFilm, DocFilm, Tony O book.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I thought last year maybe this would go out with a whimper, not Bam Bam Bam hat trick.

            • MaxSpaceman

              All the ducks in a row ~ kinda like a planetary alignment.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Good thing im on tablet or id have to torture the Cap’n with a little “Aquarius” hippie music vid.

            • Observer

              I guess it’s too much to hope for that it’s Kirstie …

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Hmmmm. I think staff and public abhor her like we do and would quietly rejoice,plus she is a severe embarrassment… oh wait, maybe yes!. Could be the other way around too, someone big blowing or just saying no.

            • TheQueenofBulgravia

              Is this a “Harmonic Convergence”? A number of years ago, We were an Interweb Honourary Member of a Queendom from New Mexico?, (a branch of the “Sweet Potato Queens” –wild older Women), Titled, “Harmonica Virgins”.

              http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=642706

              Johnny L. A.: Harmonica Virgins

              That’s when all of the planets align, right? Oh, wait. That was the harmonic convergence. There are probably very few people who have never blown into a harmonica — ‘harmonica virgins’, I guess they’d be — but I couldn’t let the pun go.

              (Dear Johnny–No, you blew right past the real pun!)

              (OMG, just found this on the same “answers” page! This is still not the pun…but closer!) The rest of this thread IS just serious harmonica talk.)

              silenus: I haven’t been able to take the harmonica seriously since the late 70s, when Jim Ladd started his “Lonesome LA Cowboy’s All-Girl Harmonica Band.”

              For those of you benighted souls who weren’t listening to KMET in LA at the time, Jim got a case of Hohner “Little Lady” harmonicas and embarked on a search for the girls “with the best licks in town.” Whoever sent him the sexiest, most suggestive letter each day was chosen and got one to wear as a necklace. Jimm scored epic amounts of tail with that little stunt.

              http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5953322/il_570xN.217476940.jpg

      • It’s also major because might be a sign that the remaining Sea Org are getting stretched thin. Miscavige pulled 230 out of Flag to staff the LA Org. Now he has to strip the Freewinds to staff Flag. (Alternately, there is no business for the Freewinds, and he’s finding work for idle hands.)

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I don’t think they are there for staffing. I will bet anything this is a mutiny. Waiting to hear if a large crop of RPF shirts start showing up curbside at Ft Harrison and Cleveland.
          It certaunly means no public.

          • edge

            A clear sign of contraction is that they are cannibalizing themselves. There’s been evidence of things being stretched for a while now, as mailers here and at Rinder’s have the church showing certificates of people from other orgs in their promos. The Freewinds is advertising the same services someone can do at home to justify its own existence. I would totally not be surprised at “audit for gas”.

            • Shuffling around publics is one thing, but when he runs out of slack and can’t shuffle around Sea Org to discipline other Sea Org, and they can’t boss the outer orgs, then it’ll be like a snowman in a sauna.

            • Missionary Kid

              Great imagery. “a snowman in a sauna.”

              I agree with your point.

              I believe that the collapse of $cientology won’t be a matter of financial collapse, but operational.

              Everything $cientology does is very labor intensive. They’ve always had a surplus of sea org members and staff to get things done, and enough bodies to throw at a task and to act as minders and stooges over others. I believe that surplus is disappearing.

              Staff cannot live on the money that they make, so they are leaving, and being replaced by Sea org. The sea org has been held in isolation and have been in the bubble so long that for the most part, I doubt that their efforts at recruitment will be any better than the staff they replaced. That also thins the ranks of the sea org, not leaving enough stooges and minders to enforce control.

              When control is reduced, control will be lost over Davy’s minions because it operates on fear. Since Mr. Mistake insists on micromanaging everything, and he is facing a number of challenges on both the legal and PR front, he will not be able to supervise the sea org to keep everyone in line. There is little or no personal initiative because anything may be countermanded at any time at DM’s whim. As a result, whatever efficiency there is in middle management is discouraged.

              Efficiency is never the primary goal in the operation of $cientology. The first goal is preservation of Mr. Mistake’s position as COB. The second is supposedly KSW, but I believe that really means obedience to him.

              There are too many procedures that are virtually set in stone because LRH said so. Even though radical surgery is needed to salvage the organization, there isn’t enough time to make any changes before a personnel collapse.

              Co$ has basically used the old Chinese method: put a huge number of people on a task to get it done, without the use of modern tools or techniques.

              Because people are sliding away from $cientology at the fringes, that means that more people are needed from the backbone of the whole smarmy operation: the sea org. When their numbers are reduced, the whole system will collapse.

          • Wouldn’t the usual method be to send a team of trusted missionaires to the Freewinds to crack the whip? As you say, the Freewinds has less possibilities of escape, also there are so many possibilities for punishment.

  • Sandy

    As a Big 10 team member, I should probably be Ohio – but I kinda am a Ducks girl. Can’t explain it …

    • Vaquera

      Am so deflated. Sigh.

  • edge

    I have family in both Ohio and Oregon. Oh well. Go Ohio State!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      No wonder you’re on the edge!

  • Barbara Angel

    Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but in Karen’s video, ‘cob’ has toned down his body language. Instead of rigidly grabbing the podium and leaning forward in such an aggressive manner, he standing back a little with only one arm on the podium and using his left arm to gesticulate. Maybe he’s ‘attempting’ to show a more friendly
    way in spinning his own bullshit? Have never seen him do this before, the law suits are showing him he’s in danger of being exposed as a psychopath, so in his own pathetic way, he’s making an effort to appear more approachable to his victims.

    • Juicer77

      If you listen to the audio, he sounds like he just doesn’t care anymore. There were a couple misspoken words, and he just let them go by, which is odd for someone who obsessively practices his speeches.

      • Barbara Angel

        Maybe his new PR company has suggested that he back off from the steroids? He certainly has previously demonstrated plenty of ‘Roid Rage’. He’s trying to promote a new less Savage image to his slaves, to be used in Court to prove he’s a gentle ‘elected’ leader.
        And all the smiling slaves are there willingly, but he’ll leave out the “or else” clause.

    • Sarah James

      David Miscavige, he has tall hair.
      I like when Jeff says they have more lawyers than most small countries.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Gotta do whatever it takes when you’re 5’1″.

        • He could borrow tom cruise’s heels too!

        • Sarah James

          A daily wash, set, fluff, and he is good to go.

          • Spackle Motion

            Miscavige must be up to present time on his shots. I must get the name of his groomer because my dog Fluffy wants to be fluffier.

            • Sarah James

              No, David Miscavige does not share his groomer.

        • Barbara Angel

          Soon we’ll see multiple ads abut how ‘gentle’, understanding and ‘kind’ cob is. There’ll be multiple pictures of terrified staff smiling away, or else…..
          One of the ads will probably say how cob always puts the welfare of his staff first.
          This nasty little fool may have changed PR company, but its a tad too late for that.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Sounds like the posed photos of Dear Leader in North Korea. People are smiling, but look like they expect to be drug away at any moment.

            • Barbara Angel

              Yep, but cob has a better hair cut.

    • EnthralledObserver

      And that’s a year ago – New Year 2014. (It was confirmed by Tony at some point in the comments – this was last year’s speech, not the one from a few weeks ago.)

      • Barbara Angel

        Thanks for tip. But during the most recent episodes of berating his victims he kept fiercely clutching the podium and doing his best to put the ‘evil’ eye on the audience. I’m so glad that he’s feeling the pressure. I really think he’s going to bolt for it, hope I’m wrong because I live to see the day, that he is exposed and forced into an orange jump suit.

  • Juicer77

    This should probably be posted hourly, considering the staff shifts that are going on. If you’re ready to leave, just do it. There are many kind people waiting to help you.
    (TY to the designer, I can’t remember who it was)

    • definitely filing that away to tweet!

  • Techie

    The Orange County intensives graph can be deconstructed from internal evidence. Undoubtedly x is in weeks, y is as shown here due to the discrete steps visible in the graph. You could argue that maybe the bottom is not zero, but if so the spike at the end is nowhere near “6x”. An intensive is 12.5 hours of auditing, one half to one third of what a typical auditor is supposed to be able to do in a week full time. So for most of the graph the production shown is about equivalent to having one auditor working part time. The spike at the end means maybe they got two or three staff actually doing Scientology for one week. Or maybe somebody went through some old folders and found a few people that were partway through something and got them finished up. Maybe it is “6x” their normal but their normal would have been done by one Field Auditor all alone back before the system was wrecked by Dave. It will be a very cool day in Hell before they clear the planet at this rate. We should rejoice!Off to bed now, I won’t have time to answer any questions but I hope this analysis is pretty “clear”.

    • romanesco

      X axis once again not shown, but it’s 3pm Thursday through 2pm Thursday the following week. “Intensives Completed” was redefined as an acceptable truth.

    • Sarah James

      This is not scientology math!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Ahem.

      If we are simply applying numbers, it is possible to make the final point on the graph 6X the point at the beginning. Thusly:

      (refresh)

  • Enturbulated Masterbator

    With all these meetings, briefings, speeches, dinners, workshops, etc. I don’t see how Scientologists have a job. Good God (oops, I mean LRH), don’t they ever just want to sit at home one night and watch tv?! I’m exhausted just reading about it.

  • I spy with my suppressive eye: Shelly Miscavige, 2 barcodes, 3 markers, 2 screwdrivers, baby’s brush, 2 claw clips, Marilyn Monroe, half an egg, 4 black pencils, a tea light, 3 sticks of glue, 3 outlet covers, a gum wrapper, the word “screw”

    • Sarah James

      So that’s where he keeps her. Any sign of Heber? Barbara?

  • Bradley Greenwood

    Sadly, I am not near as wooden as I once was.

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  • Jonathan Cummings

    Kirstie Alley told Howard Stern yesterday morning she absolutely did not shun Leah Remini when Leah left the church. I guess Kirstie forgot all that shit she wrote on Twitter. The Scientology celebs must be being ordered to fix all this bad PR.

    • Kirstie comes across like a righteous idiot she is.

  • Thanks for another great video Karen and Jeff. Love them all.

    • Same here. 500 lawyers. Hahaha!

      • Every time there is a new one I end up losing an hour or so looking at the other videos on the surviving Scientology YouTube as I find others I’ve forgotten or missed.

  • For the record, I think this is the first time we had Sunday Funnies on Monday, for all the right reasons. Happy Tuesday Bunkerites.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Good morning Dodo, and isn’t it a lovely mornin’?

  • madame duran

    I mentioned this on Radar Online. It bears repeating:

    Ummm…what about her attitude towards Maksim Chmerkovskiy (former dance partner on Dancing With The Stars)? The guy posts a picture of himself with Leah Remini and–poof!–Kirstie gives him the cold shoulder. Isn’t that shunning? Her attitude is so high school; it’s hard to believe she’s a full grown woman (with kids!). Grow up, already!
    A bit of advice for Ms. Alley: if many people are rejecting you and are expressing their upset with Scientology, instead of blocking their Twitter accounts, maybe you should ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong?” Of course, this requires a certain degree of humility, accountability and thinking which Kirstie entirely lacks. Such a fake and a flake!

  • sugarplumfairy

    Wow.. Christian Stolte’s take on The Unbreakable Miss Lovely is impressive.. Yay, Christian!

  • richelieu jr

    “Are you tired, confused, wooden..?”

    Yes, but the blue fairy (who scohb) is going to make me a Real Boy!

    All I have to do is follow the well-marked trail up the Bridge to Real Boydom.
    I’d have to be a blockhead to pass up an offer like that!

  • richelieu jr

    There is more than a whiff of “Open the pod bay doors, HAL!” To that hallway between the Fort Harrison DieWell and the Super-Duped for Hours Building…

    How long before it becomes a toll-bridgem with Regging Trolls prowling the steet beneath, in hopes that any suicides will still have the strength to sign, and anyone trying to sneak across disguised as a human being will have tasty marrow left, no matter how perfectly the scilon vultures ahve picked the meat off their bones.