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LEAH REMINI IN TALKS TO SUE SCIENTOLOGY: MIKE RINDER TESTIMONY

LeahBFGIn July 2013 the Underground Bunker first broke the news that Leah Remini had defected from the Church of Scientology. Now, we’ve learned that within the last year, Remini has been in talks to join a federal fraud lawsuit seeking refunds for former Scientology members, according to a sworn deposition.

Luis and Rocio Garcia of Irvine, California filed their lawsuit in Tampa, Florida in January 2013, alleging that they had been lied to and defrauded by Scientology employees in order to get them to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars that they now want back. The Garcias and their attorney, Ted Babbitt, said from the lawsuit’s onset that they were talking to other former Scientologists who also wanted refunds, and they expected some number of them to join the lawsuit. So far, none has.

But on January 6, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, who has been working as a consultant in the litigation with the Garcias, was deposed in preparation for a February 18 evidentiary hearing, and he listed Remini as one of about a dozen former church members he has consulted in the past year about also filing litigation against the church.

In the deposition, Scientology attorney Bert Deixler asked Rinder about talking with former members about a “billion-dollar lawsuit” (Rinder said he hadn’t heard of such an amount), and a “class-action” lawsuit, but Rinder said he always discourages the idea of a class action. Deixler then asked Rinder to name specific people he had talked to in the last year about suing the church, and Rinder named Remini with several others.

 
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When we contacted Rinder to ask him about the deposition, he said he was unable to respond because the litigation was ongoing. We also attempted to reach Remini for comment, but did not receive a reply. However, a source close to the actress tells the Underground Bunker that Remini is serious about pursuing a remedy for the large amounts of money she gave the church.

Like other former members, Remini had banked money for future courses that she will now never take. And she also made “very large” donations after being hounded by church representatives to help in campaigns which, like the Garcias, she now believes were exaggerated or presented under false pretenses.

For Remini, litigation against the church would be a return to the aggressive jabs she took at the expense of Scientology leader David Miscavige when she first left the organization. In August 2013, a month after her departure became public, she reported Miscavige’s wife Michele, known as “Shelly,” as a missing person to the Los Angeles Police Department. Shelly Miscavige had been a very visible Scientology leader in her own right until she suddenly vanished in late 2005, only re-appearing briefly to attend the funeral of her father in the summer of 2007. The LAPD reported that it had checked on Shelly’s welfare and that she wished to make no public statement, but more than a year later, Shelly has still made no appearances at church events or issued any statement. (We believe she’s been held in the same place since 2005, a secretive mountain Scientology compound near Lake Arrowhead, California.)

After that very visible challenge to Miscavige, Remini has spoken little publicly about Scientology and focused on getting her career on track. She landed a reality television series, and dealt with her Scientology defection in only a few minutes in the first episode. Since then she’s made guest appearances on numerous television shows without saying anything at all about Scientology.

Filing suit against Scientology would put her back in the role of church adversary, and in the universe of Scientology, there’s almost nothing more “suppressive” (Scientology’s word for evil) that you can do than sue the organization.

The Garcia litigation, meanwhile, is nearing a critical juncture. Federal Judge James D. Whittemore has been methodically preparing for the February 18 hearing, after which he will make a decision about Scientology’s contention that the Garcias’ complaints are religious in nature and the couple should be compelled to take their grievances to Scientology’s scheme of internal arbitration. The Garcias have enlisted former top Scientology officials like Rinder and Mark “Marty” Rathbun to make the point that Scientology’s arbitration is a sham, and was invented — in part by Rathbun and Rinder — in order to frustrate any attempt by former members to obtain refunds.

If Whittemore agrees with the former officials and finds that Scientology’s internal justice rules are spurious, the effect could be devastating — besides Remini, many other former Scientologists may be waiting for the opportunity to flood Scientology with lawsuits demanding refunds and repayments.

While he had Rinder under oath, Scientology’s attorney Bert Deixler spent a lot of time reviewing Rinder’s history in the organization in relation to the arbitration rules. But there were also entertaining exchanges about the “Independent” Scientology movement and about what Rinder has said about David Miscavige in interviews and at his blog. We’ll detail some of that material in a future post.

 
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Could a Scientologist hoodwink all of Queens?

You have to hand it to the glamorous Meghan Fialkoff, daughter to wealthy Queens dentist Bernard Fialkoff. The two of them have been operating Scientology front groups right out of Scientology’s Times Square “org” for years, and yet the supposedly sophisticated New York City schools they infiltrate and local leaders they gladhand never seem to catch on that they’re being played for fools on behalf of L. Ron Hubbard.

And now, we are stunned to see that none other than a local TV news treasure — NY1 — got played as well, reporting Meghan’s latest coup: A “unity” march in Queens on Sunday organized in the name of Martin Luther King Jr., but really meant to promote Meghan’s sneaky Scientology anti-drug program, Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

Take a look at the piece from the NY1 reporter who even gives Meghan some face time…

 

 
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Scientology fundraising with a militaristic theme!

We love Scientology fundraising videos, and this is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. These folks in Budapest went all out, and we think they’re simply precious with their militaristic theme…

 

 
Our tipster gave us this legend to the film’s titles….

00:10 Many attended the muster
00:18 An effective attack was launched
00:30 We have professional warriors
00:34 The first giant step is complete
00:46 Are you ready to continue?
00:50 Come to the next event
00:56 The final battle

 
This fundraiser was so successful, International Management sent recognition in the form of this nifty image. This planet will be cleared in no time!

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

Yeah, what if spiritual freedom was your job?

 
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Not making this up — actual Instagram caption: “White power :) #flag … #superpower” (Someone might want to clue in the Russians about the connotations of “white power”)

 
SciWhitePower

 
Ha ha ha — we can’t stop laughing. The Hartford and Stevens Creek orgs shared this article thinking it was serious about joining Scientology? Oh, it’s too rich…

 
SciGoingToJoin

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

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on February 4, 2015 at 07:00

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  • NOLAGirl

    Kathy Feshbach fell for that link too. *giggles* These people seriously do not get the sarcasm at all.

    https://twitter.com/KathyFeshbach/status/562811771619381249

    • Mrs. V.

      Yay! I love it!

    • Anonymous

      “These people seriously do not get the sarcasm at all.”

      How could they?

      They didn’t get the joke the first time Hubbard told it either.

      • NOLAGirl

        Hehehehe!!

  • Smokey Wallisa

    Kathy Feshbach doesn’t understand humor either. She also retweeted the “I think I’m going to convert…”
    John Alex Wood doesn’t understand sarcasm either. He retweeted a joke about wanting to join Scientology after reading Going Clear, which didn’t make the original tweeter to happy since he’s now getting tweeted stuff from Scio’s.

    • flyonthewall

      the twitter confounds me and fills me with dread

    • NOLAGirl

      Jinx! You owe me a coke….or a martini. :)

      • Smokey Wallisa

        Weird, right? I’ll go with the alcohol option! If I get to NOLA I’d definitely buy you a round…or two.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Just a driveby.

    Here’s the link to that article. If it has already been linked, my bad.

    http://aboveaverage.com/2015/02/02/i-think-im-gonna-convert-to-scientology-after-seeing-that-super-bowl-ad/

  • Sibs

    Very quickly before I have to run away – as I was driving just now I was briefly following a white luxury SUV from Florida. The first three digits on the plate were “Y5C-“. The other two were obscured by the Florida logo so I couldn’t read them, but if they were “HB” that would be very ecclesiastical indeed.

    Okay, I gotta go. Bye!

  • Jimmy3

    “Every visit to this country, the people are angry to Stanislav. Stanislav make the friendly chat, but rude Americans curse Stanislav ‘asshole!’ and ‘douche bag!’ It is not like this in village. Here Stanislav do like Americans and say, ‘Whatever, man. White power!'”

    • NOLAGirl

      That reminds me of the part of “Eddie Murphy: Raw” where he talks about foreign people only learning the curse words in his jokes and coming up to him and saying “Fuck you Eddie Murphy, you’re the Fuck You man!” LOL

      • Jimmy3

        If he came back with a new standup routine, he would sell out stadiums. He should do that.

        • NOLAGirl

          Yes! He should.

      • BFM

        “Bosmeck” was the first Hungarian word I learned. Means “fuck”” and is used in practically every sentence. LOL

    • romanesco

      Borat.

  • Shanester

    I ❤ Mike Rinder.

    If you haven’t already, you should read his hardest hitting (and funniest) blog post yet.

    A small sample of the goodness: “In short (so to speak), [David Miscavige] has NOTHING to offer … if there is one skill Miscavige has perfected, it is the art of making enemies.”

    Speaking of snarky commentary, I’ve been trying to re-read some of L. Ron Hubbard’s writing that I was forced to consume as a teenager and young adult (as Ron himself liked to say, doing it in “a new unit of time”). Unfortunately, rather than being filled anew with the brilliance of his charity and wisdom, I’ve only had one consistent impression, which I’ve shared in my newest and shortest blog post.

    (Many of you may have already read this piece, since it was originally a comment on the Bunker many months ago, but it’s been expanded a little bit and cleaned up. Because, unlike L. Ron Hubbard, I edit my writing in an effort to improve it.)

    • Nat-lificent

      “Because, unlike L. Ron Hubbard, I edit my writing in an effort to improve it.”
      *English teacher heart melts*

    • Robert Eckert

      I see you went back to the teddy bear.

      • Shanester

        Well, yes. It’s funny how strongly images become associated with people or events. I get so used to seeing people’s avatars that, when they change them, it’s a little disorienting. I also reviewed “choosing avatar” advice and noted that graphic images are the most memorable, especially ones that aren’t too busy and don’t have too many colors (especially bright ones), and I realized that my little guy was probably about as perfect as an avatar can be. Anyone who wishes to see the real me can do so on my new blog and I’m open to friend requests on Facebook.

        Robert, your avatar is actually also very good — even though it might be busy and have a lot of colors, it transcends these because the color mix is pleasant (and not bright), and also because it is clearly artistic, reminiscent of Van Gogh, actually. It inspires a closer look.

        • Nat-lificent

          Oooh oooh do mine! Is she good or not?

          • Shanester

            *snort* As a graphic image, Nat, your avatar could be excellent. If you want my total honesty based on my recent research, there are a few things that you could do to improve your avatar.

            First, the good:
            Branding: Your username combined with your cartoony Maleficent reinforce the message of a fun loving person with a wicked sense of humor.

            Graphics: Baby Maleficent is recognizable from the shape while its noticeable cartoony deformity also conveys a lack of seriousness.

            The bad:
            1. The background distracts from the foreground and makes it difficult to instantly identify the character. Mute the purple and green background or — better yet — get rid of it.
            2. The features of baby Maleficent’s face are a bit difficult to tease out from her pale green face. Increase the contrast or darken her lips and arched eyebrows.

            Other than that, great avi!

            • Nat-lificent

              Thanks I was thinking of removing the background and simplifying her actually!

        • FromPolandWithLove

          And what do You think about my avi-kitteh?

          • Shanester

            Branding: Max Fleischer was a Polish-American cartoonist most famous for Betty Boop, Popeye and the original Superman. Your cat could almost be Betty Boop’s cat. This connection is a little esoteric for an avatar; nevertheless, it works — especially on a literate site such as the Bunker.

            The only thing that needs to be done is improving the color separation. The tan of the background reduces the impact of the kitty’s yellow eyes. I would recommend reducing the tan color. The kitty’s pupils disappear at the smallest size of avi — make them a bit bigger and darker. The kitty’s whiskers should also be darkened.

        • Robert Eckert

          I never like it when people I am used to change their avatars so I don’t recognize them, and I liked your teddy bear. Showing your real picture, of course, had a psychological importance. For a long time I used a picture of myself climbing Mt. Shasta naked with the meaning “I have nothing to hide from anyone” but some misinterpreted (or pretended to).

          • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

            I remember that guy. His misinterpretations were comically ridiculous.

  • nottrue

    ….

    • Nat-lificent

      Lucky Kiwis!

  • Observer

    Just because I feel like posting it.

    • L. C. Spencer

      This is great, and as a bonus it makes him look like Liberace.

  • Lucille Austero

    This hilarious misunderstanding of social media, while predictable, is way more funnier than I thought it might be. #thisisyourbrainonscientology.

    • Observer

      And they’re only getting started!

      • Lucille Austero

        Dear Jesus, please let them only be getting started. Thankyou. Amen.

    • Jimmy3

      I’d like to see them accidentally tweet some Bunker articles. Here’s a sample of headlines they could misread:

      How Scientologists are dealing with the buzz around Alex Gibney’s ‘Going Clear’

      Another Secret Lives leak: L. Ron Hubbard enjoyed humiliating people under hypnosis

      Super Sunday Funnies: Will you get to see Scientology’s ad during the big game today?

      The shocking case of Scientology mistreatment of the mentally ill you haven’t heard

      About that Scientology ad you saw on TV before and during the Super Bowl

      (That one doesn’t even have to be changed. Winner! Tweet it, clams!)

      • Lucille Austero

        See? I think you are funny. THEY think you are one of them. They are all, go Jimmy3, you the man!

        • Jimmy3

          They are all, hell yeah! LRH did enjoyed people!

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X ***

    12 ads so far, Nicky from Boston is building up a portfolio, Hello Kitty is linking to a review of “Going Clear” in Vareity!
    Tampa & SF are doing well, can they increase their range?
    See all that in the Daily Wip. Keep checking for more ads from California later this evening every 2nd hours. Tomorrow is stats day, some poor slave is bound to post later.
    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

    1. Concentrate on your region and /or your adopted regions.(The closer to home the better).
    2. Use the reboot router method to acquire a new IP,
    3. Do not do the blues only, RE-FLAG the previous days.
    4. Check the Daily Wip regularly and flag new/refreshed ads.
    5. If you have the time: extend your reach to the rest of your area and even the rest of North America.

    Free Our Mind by Grafnarq, enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX & flickred by Aegerprimo:. https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15579043792/in/set-72157642802079293

  • nottrue
    • flyonthewall

      So basically they read his blog for Hollywood related Sci news, reword his article and publish it? That’s funny

      • Tony Ortega

        Fine by me!

        • flyonthewall

          fo shizzle

      • Robert Eckert

        They did also visit Jeff Augustine’s site for numbers about the size of the money pile.

        • flyonthewall

          That’s great. Shows people are paying attention and the word is out there. I just think it’s funny to see it in action is all

    • romanesco

      How can a verb possess something? Or is “give’s” supposed to be some sort of contraction?

      • nottrue

        I never finish the 9th grade but went on to be a millionaire

        • flyonthewall

          Nottrue! Buddy! Baby! How ya doin pal o’ mine? Listen, I hate to ask this of you but I’m a little behind on the rent and my car is in the shop. Do you think you could float your old buddy Fly a few bills till I’m back on my feet? You know I’m good for it

        • romanesco

          Money is more important than education to Scientologists, that’s for sure.

          • nottrue

            I had to quit school because my parents were so poor I had to go to work to help out

            • romanesco

              Thank you. That’s all I tried to do in the first place. Some people around here seem to have chips on their shoulders.

          • flyonthewall

            Now your just being rude. what give’s?

            • Nat-lificent

              I just spit up on my computer, Fly!

            • flyonthewall

              ….

            • Nat-lificent

              TY

            • romanesco

              How so? Am I wrong? Bad grammar, like anything else, can and does go viral.

            • flyonthewall

              You are acting like a Grammarian of the Fifth Invader Fleet

            • Lucille Austero

              you are just mad because i took your cauliflower.

            • romanesco

              Aargh! I thought I told you to pick out the white poppy.

            • Lucille Austero

              I hope you know I was just funnin’ with ya – no offense intended :)

          • Observer

            I’m trying to give you the benefit of the doubt here, but you’re not making it easy. nottrue is a good-hearted person who doesn’t deserve what you’re giving him. Please stop.

            • Jimmy3

              No shit. nottrue is a good guy, and his posts are always either informative or funny. He’s the last person on this blog I’d expect anyone to grief. And over a typo? This thread is the worst.

            • romanesco

              Nottrue may be good-hearted, but he did make a statement to the effect that the ability to make money is more important than education. Cruise and Travolta would probably agree. But all I did in the first place was make a little remark about a grammatical error. We have since made peace with regard to that. You guys blew it up into a big huge deal. Seriously, I think you’re the ones out looking for someone or something to attack.

            • Observer

              I did not attack you, and I am not attacking you now. We reacted the way we did because your original comment read like an attack on a liked and respected longtime poster, and your subsequent posts did nothing to dispel that impression. I don’t think you intended it that way, but that’s how it came across, and that’s what the strong feelings were about.

              One thing: nottrue did not say that money was more important than education. If you read all of his replies and take them together, you see that he had to drop out of school to help support his family, something that wasn’t all that uncommon not so long ago. Through native smarts and hard work he became successful. He did not devalue education in any way. He was explaining why he made the mistake.

              I don’t want to flog this dead horse any further, but there seems to have been some misunderstanding and I wanted to try to clarify.

            • romanesco

              Right. Maybe I’d better just shut up, then. If I made one single little remark about grammar, next thing you know, I might start getting nit-picky about Hubbard’s contradictions in terms. All hell could break loose.

              I’m just tired of seeing the same old mistakes being made over and over again. They’re viral.

      • Observer

        We’re not all college-educated English majors here–I for one am but a lowly high school graduate. Also, for some reason when I’m dictating to Siri she does that to me all the time.

        • romanesco

          Apologies. Just speaking here as one who actually paid attention in grammar school.

          • Scream Nevermore

            I’m sorry, but I’m British. We are legally obliged to point out when our mother tongue is being mistreated by you foreign chaps!

            • Dolly Jones

              I’m starting to think you are the real Miranda Hart. LOL

            • Scream Nevermore

              Good God, no! Apart from anything else, she’s almost twice my height! 😉 But I do a very good ‘snotty, stuck-up Brit’, when the situation calls for it. If pushed, I can make the Queen sound rude and uncivilised! :-)

            • Dolly Jones

              OMG. I just can’t read anything you put up now without hearing her accent. It’s just too funny.

          • Nat-lificent

            Yes but think of overall flow! (I write as I mangle it to bits myself)

          • Dolly Jones

            It isn’t just about paying attention though. Some of just don’t have the same skills, for whatever reason. I went to crappy inner-city school that wasn’t big on teaching the basics. I was struck by what Observer said above about getting it through his thick skull that he had humiliated and hurt some good people. It can be embarrassing to have mistakes pointed out in front of a group. Then when you throw into the mix predictive text on phones and typos…

      • Nat-lificent

        What are you talking about?

        • Observer

          See nottrue’s edit

          • flyonthewall

            good thing you used the apostrophe correctly or roman would of had you drawn and quartered

            • Observer

              I’ve been there. I killed my inner Grammar Nazi when I finally got it through my thick
              skull just how much I had humiliated and hurt some good people.

              We all have gifts, and if spelling and grammar aren’t among them, something else is. For example, there is one guy on FB who is a terrible writer and speller, but he creates things like this out of driftwood, without cutting it, which I could never do in a million years:

            • sugarplumfairy

              Did somebody say grammar nazi?
              https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM

            • Robert Eckert

              I love this one.

            • FromPolandWithLove

              In my case meeting grammar nazi is win situation. I got corection and I learn for free :):):)

            • flyonthewall

              Growing iz good

            • noseinabk

              Those sculptures and interior projects are amazing. Thanks for posting the link.

          • Nat-lificent

            Okay, but why would one point out a very minor punctuation error (that hardly interferes with meaning) with a whole garbled statement that mislabels parts of speech.

            • Observer

              She may just be having a bad day.

            • Nat-lificent

              Well, I can understand that.

      • Nat-lificent

        Downvote for unearned grammar snottiness 😉

        • Lucille Austero

          Sue is busy looking for the cauliflower pic someone stole off her facebook last month.

          • Nat-lificent

            Ah.

            • Lucille Austero

              she was convinced that a troll hacked into her ‘puter and stole her pic of a cauliflower. i am not making this up.
              ETA: a troll on this blog.

            • Jimmy3

              Did the cauliflower pic have bank #’s embedded in it or something? What give’s?

            • Lucille Austero

              Here is the pic. I took it from her facebook this time. But I was not the troll who took it before. PS: I am not a troll.

            • sookiesookie

              HANG ON! That looks exactly like the cauliflower I bought on Sunday. Does this mean someone hacked into my refrigerator?!?!

              Oh wait, never mind — we had that last night.

            • Lucille Austero

              As long as you ate it, you’re probably okay.

            • L. C. Spencer

              This whole thread: I just hafta congratulate everyone involved in making it happen.

            • Lucille Austero

              I was feeling like a guilty derailer. Now I am happy :)

            • flyonthewall

              and I am happy you are happy

            • Jimmy3

              Well if a troll took it from her Facebook and posted it here, it was probably an attempt to intimidate her and others. I wouldn’t tease someone for being concerned or upset about that. I only vaguely remember that incident.

            • Lucille Austero

              I agree and I am sorry.

            • Jimmy3

              Cauliflower is hilarious tho. :)

            • Lucille Austero

              Yes. It is.

            • Nat-lificent

              Yup.

            • Nat-lificent

              Idk if romanesco is a troll or not. And actually She/he was technically correct about NT’s error . . . but . . . in spanish they say “Me cae mal” or “They rub me the wrong way”

            • Lucille Austero

              I don’t *think* she is a troll. Maybe just having a bad day, like someone else said.

            • Observer

              Yes, that’s exactly what happened. That troll then began doxing people–incorrectly, in my case–and Tony brought the banhammer down.

            • Nat-lificent

              “PS: I am not a troll.”
              XD
              Are you sure?
              Also, am I a troll?

            • Lucille Austero

              I have overstepped the bounds. I do not think you are a troll.

            • Nat-lificent

              I like your overstepping. I think certain people should get licence.

            • Nat-lificent

              Even when I freak out?

            • Lucille Austero

              Yes, I do not think you are a troll even when you freak out :)

            • Nat-lificent

              TY, Lucille!

            • flyonthewall

              I also covet the cauliflower pic. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

            • Lucille Austero

              Fly, I will soon be setting up a blog where I will post pictures that you may have.

            • flyonthewall

              ok, I hope they’re nudes

            • Lucille Austero

              There are no nudes. There will only be vegetables. I notice today that there is a lot of interest here in cauliflower. So.

            • flyonthewall

              Can they at least be phallic or vaginal vegetables?

            • Lucille Austero

              I apologize, as they will be fully clothed vegetables. Some will even perhaps be wearing coats, hats, and maybe scarves.

            • flyonthewall

              Then I shall take my business elsewhere. Good day sir

            • Lucille Austero

              Very well, Madam.

            • flyonthewall

              You are my senior officer after all so I’m suppose to call you sir

            • Nat-lificent

              Nude vegetables?

            • flyonthewall

              I thought she meant she was going to hack me and post my pics. But nude veggies are fun too, so sure

            • Helen Van Patterson Patton
            • Scream Nevermore

              That vegetable looks very insouciant… Edit: I believe ‘root’ has a rather rude meaning in Australia!

            • flyonthewall

              It’s a sexy Mandrake root! You go root!

            • Jo

              Looks like it’s wearing a small hat, not nude.

            • Nat-lificent

              She/he was really upset. I would have just quietly changed my privacy settings or something instead of carrying on like that.

            • Lucille Austero

              I know. That’s why I thought I could take the pic of the cauliflower. Because she could have done that but chose not to. So I thought the pic of the cauliflower was now available for anyone.

            • Nat-lificent

              Yes, I remember XD

            • 1subgenius

              That’s weird, because some guy (kinda famous local musician) once accused me of stealing a pic from some site of his.
              Stealing a pic, as in it was missing, not just that I downloaded it.
              I guess that could be done, but I sure as hell wouldn’t know how.
              And why me? I think I only visited once, and may have left a “best wishes” type message.
              Ahh, the mind.

            • Jimmy3

              Where’d you hang it?

            • 1subgenius

              Literally on my virtual wall.

          • Hingle McCringleberry

            Listen, Lucille. A confirmed picture of the mythical White Broccoli, if proven authentic, could fetch a small fortune. I’d be pissed if someone hacked me and stole my gas station selfie photobombed by bigfoot, or my one of a kind Obama-with-clearly-visible-lizard-eyes pic. The guy that picks out all of the brown M&Ms that I employ doesn’t pay himself.

            • Lucille Austero

              so you really have that pic of Obama? no kidding?

            • Hingle McCringleberry

              In the immortal works of 9-star Admiral His Excellency David Miscavige, ‘Money talks. Bullshit walks.’

        • romanesco

          People think it’s OK to make grammatical errors, then they proceed to misuse acronyms and abbreviations, and decide it’s up to them to determine how standard calculations should be arrived at. I’ve seen it in professional situations. A little responsibility is all I’m after. I don’t see why that has to be perceived as being so toxic.

          • Couch_Incident

            Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!
            Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!
            The dead rising from the grave!
            Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!

            • romanesco

              I guess, given the reaction I got to one little remark about somebody’s grammar. What’s up with these people? Anyway?

            • Dolly Jones

              Look, the way I see is it’s ok to be a pedant about these things. It isn’t THAT big a deal. But would you do it to someone’s face? For example, I type the way I talk. Badly. Would you point it out to me in person? It’s just it can be a little rude and intimidating when you are on the receiving end. No one here is intentionally misusing grammar/making typos/spelling incorrectly. It’s either a mistake, lack of education, or we are thick. So you pointing it out isn’t really helping is it? Hate to think anyone here would stop posting comments because they felt they were not up to “standard”.

              Edit: Think it turned into a long thread because of your follow up comments not the original issue. IMO.

            • romanesco

              When you throw edumacation into the wastebasket, so goes logic and reason. Isn’t that what this site is all about?

            • Dolly Jones

              Maybe it’s your superior education but I have no idea what point you are trying to make now (sorry)… and no idea why you are totally missing the point of what nearly everyone here who replied was saying. Nit-picking at someone over language in front of others could possibly, perhaps, maybe hurt or embarrass them. It really isn’t that complicated an idea to get your head around. It’s about having a little empathy, no? As someone above said “Chill”. Lets move on from this.

            • romanesco

              I have no way to pm the guy, and I seriously don’t think he was all that offended. I’ve been subjected to all sorts of snipes and sneers when posting online as has anyone who’s said anything the least bit contentious, and this recent game of “let’s all pounce on the grammar nazi” is a good example.

              I don’t lay claim to a superior education. We’re talking about grammar school stuff here, and as I’ve said before, these things can go viral.

            • Dolly Jones

              I don’t suppose he was. I was only speaking for myself after your second or third comment. I’ve had experience of people using grammar/spelling infractions as a way of invalidating someone else’s opinion/argument. That’s why I felt compelled to stick me ore in. Sorry you felt pounced on. This lot here seem pretty easy going to me. I’m sure no one holds a grudge. Just an exchange of views. TTFN

            • Couch_Incident

              I fear you didn’t understand my intent…

            • romanesco

              Oh, yes. But no worries. It’s OK to live in a world where logic doesn’t apply and you can make millions by being sloppy in any way you choose.

              Was I just quoting Hubbard there?

          • Scream Nevermore

            This is not a professional situation, is it? Chill out, dude.

            • romanesco

              Jeez Louise! You people must be seriously bored! How is it such a big huge deal that I made one–admittedly sarcastic–remark about somebody’s English usage?

            • Scream Nevermore

              If you would care to scroll back down the page, there are a couple of posts there that explain.

            • romanesco

              What is so important about the dissemination to undereducated people of inaccurate information? Doesn’t that bad information carry over into their professional lives?

      • Nat-lificent

        Okay, technically you were right but you confused me.

        • 1subgenius

          And now you do it for free.

          • Nat-lificent

            lol . . . hey wait . . . *sigh*

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          Sometimes those of Us, Whom possess A High School Degree, engage in Balderdash, Piffle, and Capital/!!!/FreeRange Grama in Rebelionness to former indentchured Engrish Teaches and current Grama Nat-zis (BUT NOT YOU, Nat!!!) To some a misplaced puntuation mark or hanging Chad is a gold nugget to shine a klieg light on!!! When We were in the Horspital, the cleaning lady, was noticibly OCD unhappy if there was nothing on Our bed-table to snatch and throw away. As a Queen concerned about CL’s discomfort, everyday, We made sure there was a gold nugget awaiting her Rounds. Wether tweaking noses and/or meeting needs, We aim to please…..Besides, We are Olde and can. (Higher Power/None BlessYou)

          http://www.klieglbros.com/images/BetterTheatresAd.jpg

          http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16F,!zUE9s38-PG+BQrnnUwp6!~~60_35.JPG

  • sugarplumfairy

    Yay, Leah!!! Kirstie’s gonna be soooo pissed.. Can’t wait to see her reaction..

    • BFM

      I hope kursty gets pissed, real pissed! That’s when she is at her best on twitter ;)!

    • Vaquera

      Speaking of Krusty; I look forward to seeing any personality changes she may display once she returns from her week long “journey” and returns to the cyber world of twitter, etc. Will Co$ have reigned her in or given her specific talking points to spin in that loud, obnoxious way of hers?

      • Nat-lificent

        ^^^

      • ze moo

        Beyond the changes OT8 will carve in her, she may be groomed to be the next clebutard face of the clampire. Tom Cruise will not couch jump or publicly shill for the minion of Lroon, his movie career could not stand that again. Same for John Travolta. No matter what blackmail Miscavage has on either of them, any pressure on them will just end up costing them movie roles. That income drop can’t be tolerated. DM gets way too much from those relationships to put pressure on them.

        Krustie will be next clebutard face of the clampire. I will enjoy that lutz.

        • Mark Foster

          Hey ze moo, I disagree. I don´t think there will be ANY celebrity face of the clampire. There will be no logical strategy or on-going, coordinated media effort with a celebrity face on it. It´s gonna be the same ol´ ¨HEY-YOU¨-org-board-ad-hominem-slinging-invisible-spokeshole-wing-and-whine fest. Davey has to do it all, due to the counter-intentioned-overt-ridden cock-suckers who keep screwing things up.

  • sugarplumfairy

    Re: the Meghan Fuckoff “Unity March..” I wonder how many of those folks would have shown up if she had admitted to representing scientology.. I so hate how underhanded and deceptive these people are..

    • 1subgenius

      With little or no basis in fact, I’m going to guess that many were there at the behest of Nation of Islam, and therefore wouldn’t have a problem with the Scientology connection.

      • sugarplumfairy

        Yep.. and that is just so disturbing..

    • BFM

      Chances are her cover will be blown soon when “going clear” will reach the wider audience. After that, such clam-stealth operations won’t be so stealthy any longer. The stench of Scientology will speed ahead and warn those who were previously ignorant of the sneaky ways of the cult. The Fialkoff’s will be loosing credibility quickly.

  • Mischa

    Anyone have a ballpark estimate on how much money Leah has invested?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Well she took out a second mortgage on her house and gave them all her, King Of Queens money. She’s doing the reality show just to keep the lights on.

      • Dolly Jones

        Seriously? Has she said that? OMG!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          At the time she was insuring her place in the next world so it didn’t seem like a high price to pay.

          • Dolly Jones

            Damn. That is mind blowing if true. I mean who the hell does that… re-mortgage house unless in dire circumstances.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I’m just kidding but it seems they get lots of people to do it. Why would she be an exception. That King of Queens was so insipid. Most of the hot girls I know are with fat slobs.

            • Dolly Jones

              Eeek!! You had me. 😉

  • Todd Tomorrow
    • Sejanus

      Imbecilic.
      How do you not smack someone like that…gender not withstanding.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        She actually blew believe it or not! But I’m very tall and have big feet so I would accidently step on her foot.

        • Ben Franklin

          Todd, did she really blow or she just went out of the lime light? She doesn’t mention anything about Scientology anymore as far as I can tell, but, I haven’t seen any reliable confirmation that she is actually out of the Church.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I wouldn’t shit yah Ben. She did bow and last I heard she was working in organic food in Boulder. She had a blog and actually looked great! But it got pulled. Her last name has changed. Google it!

            • Ben Franklin

              I know she started her own lobbying company and have been very active in Boulder as a lobbyist pushing organic products, but, there have been conflicting reports whether she is still part of the Church. See http://www.rekindleconsulting.com

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I just called to ask her but I got her voicemail. I heard it from an ex-sea-Org guy who blew shortly before Mary did. I guess she did talk to him.

            • Ben Franklin

              Someone asked her ex-husband but he didn’t confirm or deny whether she actually blew. She likely blew but still have family in the Church, thus, divided not to talk about her involvement with the church to avoid being declared SP

    • BFM

      I’d like to tweet that actually. That chick is crazy.

  • Vaquera

    Does anyone know where this giant OT symbol resides or even if it’s real vs photoshop? It was posted on Instagram 4 weeks ago. The person in the account is Taiwanese and appears to spend time in both Australia and Taiwan. Kind of surreal.

    http://instagram.com/p/xXgcoWorRf/

    • Robert Eckert

      Kaohsiung, perhaps? That Org went Ideal with the personal ribbon-cutting and blahblah-ing of COB himself.

      • Vaquera

        See above

    • ShoopZ

      The smokestacks on the Freewinds.

      • pluvo

        No, the smokestacks on the Freewinds are white.

        • ShoopZ

          Refresh the page. It’s right there in a photograph in my post.

          • pluvo

            Yes, you are right.

        • anoni81b4u

          maybe they had it painted?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      That symbol looks like it belongs on a tacky casket.

    • Ben Franklin

      That is the OT symbol on the CoS Freewinds ship

  • MCurie

    Maybe drones could be used to show the abuses at The Hole like they did at these factory farms:
    http://www.upworthy.com/some-farms-tried-to-keep-their-abuse-secret-then-the-drones-arrived?c=huf1

    • Ben Franklin

      Even if possible to use drones. Drones would not be able to show what is going on inside buildings.

      • MCurie

        Thermal imaging cameras maybe showing lots of people stuck in there 24/7, sleeping on floors???
        Do the inmates come outside to do labor??

        • Ben Franklin

          The Church would just claim invasion of privacy, and the courts may agree with them

          • MCurie

            What courts? That’s what Anonymous is for :)

  • BFM

    Those Russians don’t have any non Caucasian friends is my guess — what a freaking idiots!

    • Scream Nevermore

      I suspect the connotations of ‘white power’ are not lost on a lot of Russians, but they’re not exactly alarmed or offended by said connotations.

      • BFM

        I know, Russia has a huge following of neo-Nazi’s or organizations with such sentiments. A while back I visited a friend in Moscow and she was actually terrified (being a person with a colored skin) to walk the streets at night.

        • Scream Nevermore

          An ex-boyfriend had to go out and work for us in Russia a while back, and he said the same thing. He wasn’t comfortable there at all, even though he’s white.

          • BFM

            It can be a scary atmosphere there. Especially when one comes from a country that has evolved out of the race/sexual preference bigotry. Russia still has some miles to go on those topics.

        • Science Doc

          Neo Nazis in Russia would encounter Neo Stalingrads.

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        These are not THOSE Russians….they were just proud of their kool new OT powered white jackets.

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      These Russians, who think they are going to Kumbyah the World, were swept off a Street in the Caucases and enslaved at Flag, so very likely they haven’t had the opportunity to have non Caucasian friends. They are not idiots because they are unknowledgeable about a connotation of an English language idiom..
      Перейдите к России, ваши ноги в рот

      http://www.tourmag.com/photo/art/default/7138490-10942765.jpg?v=1415298068

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        Перейдите к России, ваши ноги в рот
        Go to Russia, you put your foot in your mouth

      • BFM

        Those two on the picture don’t look like Flag staffers. Those are not allowed to have Instagram or any other type of social media. But if you are correct, and they are indeed ignorant of the connotations of “White Power” then I apologize.

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          We think they are students…Russians have $ these days…We really don’t think they meant it in the bad way….earlier on here they were being lumped in with the worst of the worst, so playing Switzerland, then and now, We spoke up on their behalf. Their ears are not red, so they have no idea that they are a topic of communication, and no apology needed–but You do get multiple Bunker credits for doing so! :)

  • anoni81b4u

    A fool and their money, are soon parted.
    You mean you invested in a UFO cult and now you think you were ripped off ?
    Its kinda hard to feel sorry for these RICH dumbasses.

    • flyonthewall

      and let the angry responses start….NOW!

      • BFM

        hahaha, I was gonna respond (not angry though) but I refrain. Freedom of speech is IMO without restrictions.

    • anoni81b4u

      I thought it being a clam was prudent :)

      • flyonthewall

        fraud is fraud is fraud is illegal is get your ass sued in court

  • Vanfan

    I just spoke to HBO Canada. The representative could not tell me if and when Going Clear will be airing but she promised to get back to me. I will post again as soon I hear something.

    • Jimmy3

      Why exactly is there an HBO Canada? Is regular HBO too impolite?

      • BFM

        There is even an HBO Europe… don’t know what to make of that.

        • Jimmy3

          Well Europe is across an ocean and contains a lot more armpit hair, so I can see that being separate. They probably have to edit all the content to reflect the difference in armpit hair. But Canada is literally right above us. We’re neighbors and our cultures are more similar than dissimilar.

          • Scream Nevermore

            Please note, we in the UK abhor the armpit and leg hair of our European neighbours. And my mum really wants to see the documentary, so the sooner they show it over here the better!

            • BFM

              But you guys still come on mainland in droves to drink all our beer and infest our red-light districts! Locals have to queue up in large lines behind the Britt’s. I suggest you start growing some armpit hair and leg hair yourselves 😉

            • Scream Nevermore

              I’ll let you in on a secret. For people from some parts of the UK, going over to some parts of Europe for a boozy weekend is a nod to the days when we used to send marauding armies over there. Lots of us go over for more cultural pastimes, but it’s the neds and idiots who make the headlines. But we will never go down the leg and armpit hair route! {shudders} 😀

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I lived in the UK for a few years. Most people thought the continent was dirty. Most wanted to go to Miami.

            • Scream Nevermore

              Or they want to go to Amsterdam to get wasted.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              For hen parties but those got really out of control.

            • Scream Nevermore

              I have been known to pretend to be French or German if I see a hen party in the vicinity. Even in my younger says I wasn’t one for wandering the streets pissed out of my brains, shrieking at the top of my voice.

            • BFM

              Thanks for that chuckle 😉 and I love britts. for the record. But …. you should understand that thee time isn’t every hour of the day, okay?;)

            • Scream Nevermore

              You’ll appreciate this – explains about the various tea times! 😀 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_%28meal%29#United_Kingdom_and_Ireland

            • BFM

              Oh dear, will I survive this link or be bored to death? 😉 well…… wish me luck!

            • BFM

              On no no no… this wiki page shows way less tea time than I experience when I am in England. Someone please update that page! xD

            • Scream Nevermore

              Ah, but the page only covers the 2 different teatime meals. If you’re talking about the drink, you can drink it as and when you like. My mum averages a cup every half hour. I have a mug of tea ever hour.

            • BFM

              I have deep respect for your bladders!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              It’s so funny they see it as a cure all. You could say to a Brit, Oh, I just got cancer and have a week to live. And she/he say, Dear sit down would you like a cuppa.

              o

            • Scream Nevermore

              We would give you tea with sugar in it, for the shock!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I was so strange cause I drank it with no milk or sugar.

            • Scream Nevermore

              One of my uncles drinks it like that. I take it with milk, no sugar, or sometimes lemon.

            • TheQueenofBulgravia

              Ah,but there’s Empathy with that Tea!

            • BFM

              Oh you know what we would call recruits from the UK?… don’t kill me okay?… Tea bags ;P

            • Scream Nevermore

              Oh dear, that has some rude connotations over here! 😀

            • BFM

              it gets even worse now….. we were aware of those connotations… *shames*

            • MaxSpaceman

              wow- that’s a lot ! Earl Grey ?

            • Jo

              Prob Punjana tea, it’s the best.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Was thinking of getting this to try out your recommendation.

            • Jo

              Only £1.65 for 80 here, wow.

            • valshifter

              lol

            • Samphire

              It reminds me of a cartoon I saw many years ago (when DM’s trousers were even shorter) which showed an Alitalia jet going over with armpit air sprouting from its wing roots.

          • BFM

            Besides armpit hair Europe has a minimum quota of sex, and drugs on the screen! HBO should consider producing the sexual escapades of the $ciloons to get enough airtime. :)

            • Billy Bob

              If you could a documentary about sex and drugs in the Hole, much more buzz than just the dry fact of a cult private prison. Depravity sells.

            • BFM

              I don’t think much sex occurred in the Hole besides forced confessions (you know “crazy” stuff like SM, Trio’s etc etc — all probably even false confessions).

              Now, DM and Lou on the Oiliness table…… JT’s late night work-outs, TC’s…. whatever it is DM is always joking about..those things would sell big time! ;D

          • Dancing Cranberry

            You are right, Jimmy, about the many similarities we share. Still, some of us (Canadians – and probably Americans as well) value our unique characteristics. Those ‘draconian’ laws have helped us develop some good Canadian talent.

            • MaxSpaceman

              “Serenity.”

      • Vanfan

        Because we have draconian laws to protect Canadian content and each network must have a certain percentage of their shows be CDN made. ugh.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          That’s how we ended up with Bob and Doug McKenzie!

          • Science Doc

            Beat me to it. Most youngsters won’t know the story.

          • Dancing Cranberry

            … and Jim Carrie, and many others! :)

            • April

              Don’t forget the fucking awesome John Candy. Mike Meyers isn’t too bad.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              No, actually. We got Bob ‘n Doug because SCTV had to have “Canadian Content.” Jim Carrey just came here under his own steam.

          • HillieOnTheBeach

            And the problem is…?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Who said there was a problem???

          • Couch_Incident

            I pulled the trigger too soon above – you beat me to it:
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_and_Doug_McKenzie

      • ShoopZ

        I would say political, legal and copyright reasons.

        ETA tax and business reasons as well.

        • ShoopZ

          Canadians want to see specials about MacDonald and Cartier on July 1st, not specials about Paul Revere and George Washington on the 4th.

          • Vanfan

            says you :)

            • ShoopZ

              Reruns of the Beachcombers and Trouble with Tracy?

          • Robert Eckert

            You watch specials about the founders of a hamburger chain and a jewelry store?

            • ShoopZ

              I don’t. I’m not Canadian.

      • Ben Franklin

        Canada is very sensitive when it comes to Television. All TV companies are mandated to air a certain percentage of Canadian content just to be permitted to operate in Canada. The argument is that they want to protect Canadian culture from becoming Americanized through television. A lot of US based media companies have to either partner with a Canadian company or have a Canadian branch dedicated to airing content produced in Canada for Canadians.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Did they really cancel, The Karla Homolka Variety Hour?

          • BeezleBobby

            It’s unlikely that joke will ever be funny.

        • ShoopZ

          “mandated to air a certain percentage of Canadian content”

          An early result of said mandate:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEshPX5YHYE&spfreload=10

          • TheQueenofBulgravia

            Diane Nyland brought to mind Diana Hyland

            – Diana Hyland (40) and John Travolta (24)

            One of the sweetest and most tragic love stories in the history of pop culture.

            ….Yet the cards were stacked against Travolta and Hyland, and the first card that fate played was death. Only months into their relationship Hyland was diagnosed with breast cancer. While cancer would be enough to scare most young guys into running away from their new relationship, Travolta did the opposite, moving into Hyland’s home in order to help with her medical bills and take care of her and her son. In an attempt to save her life, Hyland had a mastectomy. Unfortunately the treatment failed and the cancer began to spread. Travolta was forced to leave for New York City to meet his obligations for Saturday Night Fever. He considered opting out of the film, but Hyland encouraged him to go. Only a few weeks into shooting Travolta received the call that he was dreading. Diana Hyland had little time left to live. Shooting was shut down so Travolta could race back to Los Angeles where Diana Hyland died in his arms on March 27th, 1977.
            http://popcultureaddict.com/movies-2/strangeromancepg2/
            http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x9/blackcanary2000/4041936.jpg

        • MaxSpaceman

          That’s actually a great law, as the nation surely would’ve been overrun with American content with Canadian content not to barely see the light of day. Smart national move.

          • Jimmy3

            I don’t understand why it applies to subscription networks, though. A Canadian should be able to pay HBO for the right to watch *all* the content it has to offer. Denying your citizens that option out of some fear it will Americanize them sounds a lot like a censorship to me. What else would you call it?

            • MaxSpaceman

              Am surprised it goes for subscription nets, too. Weird- monthly pay channels I ‘assumed’ were not part of that rule.

            • ShoopZ

              Try watching the latest BBC content online in the States. Ain’t gonna happen.

            • Jimmy3

              If I paid BBC $10-20/month, I’d expect access to that content. I think it’s great that Canada reserves a certain amount of air time for Canadian-produced content. I just think it’s silly that it extends to a private, subscription-based network like HBO. I just feel like if you’re paying HBO, you should get HBO’s content, regardless of where you live. Not a special, limited package of content.

            • ShoopZ

              It is possible that it’s HBO’s doing and not the Canadian government’s.

            • Jimmy3

              That’s true. I was only going off the replies I received here. So I don’t know. Maybe it’s a smarter business decision and not done in compliance.

          • ShoopZ

            “Smart national move.” Have you ever SEEN Canadian content? Just kidding, eh.

            • MaxSpaceman

              “Serenity” now

        • Scream Nevermore

          Does that cover making films/programmes in French too?

        • Jimmy3

          And you’re saying that applies to subscription networks like HBO as well? So as a Canadian, you’re denied access to certain content even when you’re willing to pay your own money for it? “You can’t operate that here, even though our citizens would pay you for the option to see it, because it may Americanize them. Once they have a taste for freedom, they’ll never watch our hockey broadcasts again.” Sounds like a terrible law to me.

          • Scream Nevermore

            That doesn’t just happen to Canadians – I can’t see HBO either, though I would gladly pay them a sub.

          • http://madhatter.ca/ Wayne Borean

            Not true. We aren’t blocked from seeing anything.

            What we get is lots of Home Grown content. This gives Canadian actors, directors, etc. work. It also results in stuff that we sell to you.

            So really it is a win-win. We end up with twice as much stuff to watch.

            I’m going to suggest you look up Rabbit Fall. Great show, stars the beautiful and talented Andrea Menard. That’s one example of what we get, that you don’t (because your networks don’t tend to pick up foreign shows).

            • Jimmy3

              Apparently that’s on CBC. I was speaking quite specifically of HBO programming.

            • April

              Kids in the Hall was one of my favorite tv shows back in the day as an American college student.

            • RMycroft
            • Baby

              OMG that was worth watching for Martin Short alone..( ugh saw Krusty)

        • Couch_Incident

          And thus, SCTV presented “The Great White North” with Bob and Doug McKenzie to showcase Canadian culture.

          • TheQueenofBulgravia

            They are the quintessential Canadian Colonials!

          • Rasha

            …who also performed “Take Off” with Rush, don’t forget! I embrace our Big Northern Hat, and their fine bacon.

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          @@ Those clever, delightful colonials!!! Didn’t they invent that slamming board game of missing teeth, Puckery. Are not many Hollywood, TV and Stage AcTors clandestine Eh-ers?
          Is not (Vanfan’s Hometown?) Vancouver,”Hollywood North”, and like a triumphal parade celebrating the victory of Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars, “AmeriCAN” AcTors return bearing Flim Industry Production Companie$? Dastards! However, While Canuckians are distracted by Phun and Games, Canadian Oil and Water are seeping south through giant straws. HBO Canada $$ CDN, Giant Straw,Priceless!
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystone_Pipeline
          Oh,Oh Canada Pukery skating triumph! Turning de Feet into Victory!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epSrFV2Wtjs

          • Ben Franklin

            Very funny.

        • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

          That was what the Great White North skit on SCTV was satirizing.

        • Ardent

          So true, and often SO annoying.

    • Science Doc

      You should have asked her what continent(s) Canada is and when it will go clear.

      • Mark Foster

        Doc, there´s WUS(West United States), EUS(Eastern United States)…and, of course, NUS(Northern United States, which includes Canada and the Arctic). Scientology Geography: Even Crack Smokers and Meth Heads know it´s bullshit!

  • Sejanus

    I prefer my Russians soaked in vodka and on a dashcam.

  • Vanfan

    In Canada we get the Super Bowl but instead of seeing all those great American ads we get to watch the same three CDN ads over and over again.

  • BFM

    Damn it, I got blocked on twitter by some $ciloonies # can’t handle the truth.

    • MaxSpaceman

      Dang!

      • BFM

        LOL, but there will be plenty of tweets coming their way of others once “going clear” hits broad audience.

  • MaxSpaceman

    OT. Seeing, for the 1st time, video footage of the Ecclesiastical Leader of the Fastest Growing Religion on the Planet, in candid scene from FleeceWinds circa about 10 years ago, comparing that to the footage of Mike Rinder at Sundance.

    In one instance the glimpse of shell/fake/false person, masquerading as a ‘great guy’ for Cruise’s benefit. In the other instance, you see a man, at Sundance, genuine, authentic, at ease with himself, communicating to millions of people all over the world via hundreds of news/entertainment broadcasting/cable/satellite services.

    The difference in the 2 people is immense.

    • BFM

      Agreed! A little anecdote. It was Mike who pinned my Patron’s pin on my lapel at the partons ball while he was actually doing heavy MEST work together with Guilliame (I learned later). And it explained why he had a very nervous presence back then.

      • MaxSpaceman

        I hear you, BFM. The different looks are here:

        • BFM

          Yep that. I am sooooooo happy that Mike is out man, I cant even find the words for it.

          Even when he was in he was a really nice guy. (and yes, I know he was OSA head and all that, but regardless).

          • MaxSpaceman

            And that look is common for Micsavige’s Executive RTC & OSA staff, as these 3 long-time scientology Sea Ogres show:

            • Observer

              Imagine how much more terrible they’d have looked in sharp focus.

            • Rasha

              ACK!! The wrinkles!!!! The bags!!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              The emaciation.

            • Observer

              The scary eyes …

            • Rasha

              Goes along with their approach, doesn’t it? Aggressive, predatory. Makes a normal person feel like backing down. As a normal person, you want to give some sort of benefit of the doubt, some sort of leeway, but these are people who practiced yelling at ashtrays, and see wogs as just that. They see no response, because ashtrays and clay don’t offer valid responses. They rely on others to be…… human.

            • BFM

              It sad actually… Sorry for being sentimental.

              But I often wonder how many talents of these people were destroyed.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I know and how much time they spent in the hole. Yager was always tackled and called a stupid Jew by BM. Wait is that, Yager?

            • MaxSpaceman

              Marc Yager’s the 1 on the left.

            • BFM

              From what I heard Jenny was a very talented, young beautiful woman before DM snatched her to become his aide…and what not.

            • BFM

              Yes, 1st one is him.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Looks like a former shell of himself.

            • BFM

              True that! He used to joke around quite a lot in the late early nineties when I saw him on many occasions. Just a cheerful joker and also a hard worker (that can be said of him too). I remember the first time I chatted with him and forgot to salute, he didn’t take any offense in that (was casually passing in the corridor HGB). But afterwards I was heavily reprimanded by my senior because he was the Chairman WDC.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Yager ‘before’ pic

            • Ardent

              Oh for heaven’s sake! LOOK at those ribbons! Gak.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              And that lanyard.

            • BFM

              In my time he was beardless but with this presence. Quite a difference from the ambush video. These people we shred to pieces in that fucking hole of Monstravige.

            • Baby

              This must be quite heartbreaking for you to see him like that Fuzzy..

            • BFM

              There are so many baby… so many faces beyond recognition. If the face and the eyes is a refection of one’s presence, you can clearly see these people are gone. Yes, it breaks my heart every time I am confronted with such images. sadness prevails above the anger that they are in part the enablers of this toxic cult. LOL, sometimes I even feel a tad schizophrenic about it.

            • Baby

              Yes..so haunting..

            • Mark Foster

              Again, as ex-scientoloists, we might miss just HOW ABSURD it is to be in a religion with fake naval uniforms, the requirement to salute ¨officers¨ of the church, and the rule about calling everyone who is ´senior´ in rank(huh? rank? religion?wtf?), regardless of gender , ¨Sir¨ . I mean, really, come on!

            • BFM

              True Mark, it took me a while before the absurdity of it all really hit home. Instrumental was researching the internet and connecting the dots. Many SO exes had decompressed and gave their take on what happened to them while inside. Some of them advised reading mind control techniques by various authors. Others offered explanations of Hubbard’s obsessions. It all helped to shed off the bubble mentality one gets trapped in.

            • Baby

              Extremely sad fuzzy so very sad..

            • Ardent

              The woman in the centre looks like she’s straight from The Hole.

        • April

          It’s amazing how much damage chronic sleep deprivation and malnutrition can do to one’s health. He barely looks like the same person! Wow. He looks so much healthier now. And happier, I’m sure.

          • http://frankdisalleisadummy.wordpress.com/ Get Chutney Love

            Yeah, it’s like the reverse of before-and-after pictures of Clinton or another ex-President where you see the toll the office takes on the men elected to it.

          • Juicer77

            Except I’m sure he misses his older kids, the ones that are still in. Hopefully someday they will reconnect with him.

        • Frodis73

          Fuck. Seeing the two pics side by side is startling to say the least. He’s like the walking dead. That is a great before and after type ad for drugs or weight loss, but with scientology.

        • sugarplumfairy

          That’s remarkable.. and really, really disturbing..

          • Oxford Analyzis

            No way! What an incredible improvement!

        • Ardent

          I’m so glad Mike escaped. I think he’s a formidable champion to have in our corner.

          • MaxSpaceman

            I usually phrase it the Bunker is in ‘his’ corner.

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          He was “not” in the Hole That Does ‘Not” Exist.

          • MaxSpaceman

            yes he was not

        • stillgrace2

          Mike’s eyes (on the left) look like a horse’s eyes right before the horse bolts.
          Oh … wait a minute.

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

      Great shoop!

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

        Observor’s [her avatar is on top right]

        …. I can’t believe Lorne Michael’s cast Jaden Smith in a comedy pilot…. comments at THR already have a few clam defenders http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jaden-smith-maya-rudolph-join-767842

        • Phil McKraken

          Heh. Failing upward.

          • Couch_Incident

            I’m still counting on a buddy movie with Jaden Smith and Connor Cruise.

        • Frodis73

          I am shocked that kid got another job. Seriously? WTF?!?!?!

          • Juicer77

            Perhaps if he has to keep to a regular work schedule with some dedicated professional mentors it will improve his outlook.

          • Oxford Analyzis

            He’s a terrible actor, and an idiot

        • George Layton

          Is Jaden becoming a conehead?

        • L. C. Spencer

          “Lorne, stop trying to make Jaden happen. He’s not going to happen.”

    • Juicer77

      That dude with the symbol site has some real issues. Scary. I’m glad to see he got the hammer from our Proprietor.

      • Frodis73

        He is super scary. Reminds me of that kid that shot those people last summer (?) cause nobody would bang him. I read some of his posts on other boards…if he’s all over the news for snapping and doing something nuts, do not be surprised.

        • Juicer77

          I sincerely hope he doesn’t. He needs serious help.

      • L. C. Spencer

        I’ve been out at class He got banned? That’s good news for all of us. I hope we never hear from him again either here or on the news.

        • Juicer77

          A few hours ago. Some of us tried to engage him, but all he wants is to direct people to his paranoid conspiracy site. He’s got some significant mental problems.

  • nottrue
    • BFM

      Love Sweeney tells the Xenu story :) o ooooo, England is about to be hit by massive deaths of pneumonia. LOL

    • MaxSpaceman

      i-Betty posted that the Dublin protest event is this coming weekend, as the video intro mentions. Right?

  • Panopea Abrupta

    • BFM

      $ientology and heart….in one sentence doesn’t feel right 😉

    • Juicer77

      Meanwhile, in the Bunker: (f5 😉

      • BFM

        We need that from time to time…especially after some heavy emotionally draining posts like that one of Candace.

        Relaxation to charge up the batteries.

        • Ardent

          The Candace post still has me distressed.

          • BFM

            Me too Ardent. Haunts me a little.

      • MaxSpaceman

        kinda like my mug come noontime tryin’ to access energy reserves for the next 4 hours.

        • Juicer77

          Here, have a Snickers :)

    • Mark Foster

      Hail, Hail, The Hobbit Fuck! All he can do is snivel and duck!

  • Oxford Analyzis

    It’s hard to believe anyone with a college education would take to the cans. The e-meter should stick out as a point of questioning.

    • Jimmy3

      I dunno, it seems pretty scientifical to me. Holding the cans creates a complete circut so the meter can read your energy molecules. The entire process is more detailed but its all covered in the science books.

      • Oxford Analyzis

        And it measures the extra mass you gain with each thought! Totally scientifical.

        • Jimmy3

          No, its religeous but you dont actually go to the church for mass. Mostly right tho.

          • EnthralledObserver

            Well… you don’t go to that ‘chirch’ for Mass… 😉

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Scientifical is such a pretty word.

          • Oxford Analyzis

            I prefer scientificological, but defer to brevity

    • aegerprimo

      I was studying civil engineering when I joined the cult of $cientology. Other personality traits can overpower good critical thinking skills. Here is a good article in Psychology Today giving a brief explanation of why people get suckered in with a cult that may have silly devices like the e-meter.

      Why Do People Join Cults?
      https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sideways-view/201402/why-do-people-join-cults

      • Oxford Analyzis

        Did the e-meter seem suspicious to you at first?

        • aegerprimo

          No. After a couple of years in the cult, I married someone with a degree in electrical engineering. He did not find the e-meter suspicious either.

          • Oxford Analyzis

            This is fascinating. Thanks. You saw the e-meter dissection on youtube I presume? It’s awesome.

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

              I tried to watch that, but it’s screams still haunt me.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              its

            • Helen Van Patterson Patton

              Stop that.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Stop wat?

            • Helen Van Patterson Patton

              I see you deleted it. I understand the temptation, but it can rub folks the wrong way. Especially without an explanation.

            • Helen Van Patterson Patton

              I see you’ve deleted it. I understand the temptation, but it can rub folks the wrong way, especially when it was just discussed down thread.

    • Phytophile

      I do not know what college education has to do with it. I have an advanced degree in (real) science and that does not make me superior to this horrible type of brain washing.

      • Oxford Analyzis

        Did you use the e-meter?

        • Phytophile

          Has nothing to do with it if I did or not.

        • Baby

          Oxford.. Please do your research..

          • Oxford Analyzis

            About what

            • Baby

              Refer to aegerprimo’s post about Why people join cults..

        • Baby

          This is a personal question.. This is not what the Bunker is about

          • Oxford Analyzis

            Using the e-meter?

            • Baby

              Yes

            • Baby

              We don’t ask personal questions about what our Bunker members have or have not done. It is volunteered.

            • Qbird

              Baby – I’ll be going to the Keys fairly soon – are you in the Upper Keys? I’ll be mostly on Big Coppit & KW downtown proper (lower keys). Maybe see/meet you?

            • Baby

              Q when are you thinking of going? The reason I’m asking is because I’m having a shit load of company coming..

              It would be probably a 4 hr drive from me.. How long are you staying?

            • Qbird

              dunno – I’m putting it all together right now… hang on… brb.

            • Baby

              Shit my hubby just said it’s like 6 hrs away.. ; /

            • Qbird

              ah – gotcha fine – maybe you’re on the gulf side (don’t answer that)… I’m gonna edit out some of the messages – k, Baby?! You should have my other reply to you now. cheery-bye sweetie.

          • Oxford Analyzis

            Yet a veritable chorus will ask a new poster if they were a scientologist in the past…

            • Phytophile

              Only to help. Not to argue.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              I’m the OP of the thread

            • Phytophile

              Congrats.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Hard to argue with yourself

            • Phytophile

              The good thing is, I usually win. Good night, silly goose, you.

            • Baby

              This doesn’t make any sense.. What do you mean..?

            • Oxford Analyzis

              I posted the question, i.e. Original Poster (OP)

            • Baby

              OP is the Original Poster of the thread ie Tony Ortega.. You just asked a question..

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Jeez the weez. You are right. You win.

            • Baby

              It’s not important that I win.. I just was confused..

            • Juicer77

              What’s that?

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

              Would you like a cookie for that accomplishment?

            • Oxford Analyzis

              No, it was just relevant

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

              At least take the hugely proportioned certificate! I mean, it’s relevant.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Now that gives me a snickersnort. I accept your terms.

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

              Ah, great! We’ve reached common ground! :)

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Instead of a certificate, can I get a trophy with a snow globe surrounded by Greek columns, plz

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

              Absolutely!! I am to please!!

            • Oxford Analyzis

              I so excited:)

            • Baby

              I have never asked a new poster their involvement in Scn. Unless they appear to be a Troll that didn’t add anything to the discussion, but distraction.

            • Lucille Austero

              Hello OP, have you been reading here for long? Cause new posters are not asked about their involvement in the cult. Are you sure you’re in the right place?

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Actually, they are. I have no problem with that

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yep…and if u don’t have a good answer…we will evicerate you.

              In honor of ESPI….Amen.

            • BFM

              I catch Espi sometimes on Rinders blog. Still as sharp as a whip :)

            • Oxford Analyzis

              eviScerate

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oh, u!
              :-)

            • Oxford Analyzis

              No, definitely not

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Not wut?

            • Oxford Analyzis

              No comment

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Ur choice!

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Hope you’re having a good evening, BTN!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Of course I am. As are you.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              As always!

          • BFM

            Hi baby! Oh I see you are hammering in some manners into someone 😉 xoxo

            Carry on, just wanted to send you a big (((hug)))

            • Baby

              It keeps me busy Fuzzy..ha… ((HUGS back)) xo

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Hi Sweety!

            • Baby

              Hi darlin.. xo What’s shakin bacon..

            • Ardent

              Hi Baby, just dropping in before an early night. Here’s a hug!

            • Baby

              Oh so happy to see you Columbo.. ( Hugs) back honey

          • EnthralledObserver

            Just to add my two cents worth in here (just know I love you, Baby) but… I think it’s ok to ask a personal question at the Bunker… so long as it’s entirely one’s choice to answer or not.

            • Baby

              OH EO.. I know.. I was just kind of testing the waters..xo

            • EnthralledObserver

              <3

            • Baby

              <3

        • Phytophile

          Only non-college educated people are subject to this or allured by this? Wrong. Let’s move on to another topic instead of indulging this troll.

          • Jimmy3

            With all due respect, I don’t think he/she has said anything to earn a troll label.

            • Phytophile

              I do.

            • Jimmy3

              Well then we’ll have to disagree on this, and that is okay.

            • Phytophile

              Yep.

            • Baby

              I read his past posts.. Phyto.. he just has a lot to learn..talks in circles a lot and can be argumentative..

              That said.. Close call..ha

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Am the only one who did not know Matt Damon was Russian? And a clam?

    • Rasha

      Nope.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Da, Matt Damon is not a clam. We’d know.

  • beauty for ashes

    Good evening Bunker. I would really like to torture myself by watching the Megan Fialkoff video, but it doesn’t want to load no matter how many times I refresh. Can somebody give me a link?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      It really isn’t worth watching. She’s just one of those people who like to see themselves on TV.

      • beauty for ashes

        I know, its a form of penance(I kidd) I just want to see how she acts.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Just tosses her beautifully died roots about and talks about how we should all get along. She’s only about a minute and 1/2. Nice to see she is still with us, I guess? RighT?

        • Todd Tomorrow
          • beauty for ashes

            Todd, for the love of Xenu, give us a rest on these videos? Please? :)

            • Todd Tomorrow

              She saved me the other day. I’m like reborn or something.

            • Rasha

              “..I want to tal……k to you. Straight from my hear……….t” I sometimes wonder about my early years in this kind of environment. And to think I almost got wrapped up in it in another guise…….

            • Todd Tomorrow

              LOL, someone else gets it.

            • Rasha

              After 10 minutes of this, I felt like King Arthur in “Holy Grail”……..

              “What an eccentric performance!”

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Its best to play two at the same time.

            • Rasha

              I’ve been to Vegas once. It’s so….. spiritual, now. Glad that it invited someone to minister.

              There seems to be something about the cadence of speech that mirrors the cognitive dissonance used to put ideas in place. NowIamtellingyousomethingthatyoumayormaynotagreewithbutNOW…I…AM….telling you somethin……g I say……. is fact. AndNOWanotherthingthatyouhavenotimetodigestBUT….now…another… “fac…..t”….

            • Todd Tomorrow

              She was the first at what she did. Now they all emulate her faith healing. Someone on this sight put one of her vids up. Apparently his mother drug him around to all of these. “I’, ju..st so v….er.y plea..sed you en…..joy it.
              She really says very little much of anything. Nice smile though.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Her style is very hypnotic. Her cadence. Her movements. Her sound. The ones that amass a great following often have a compelling ‘presentation-of-belief’, which the susceptible will fall for.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I went in to the wrong business!

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              She was not the first. If anything, she was the last of the breed.

              Dare I tell you she left an acolyte? Evangelist Roberts Liardon. (He got his plural first name from that other healing evangelist, Oral Roberts.)

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4zoYWAyN4s

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Back down the rabbit hole.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              What was really interesting to find out is why she had her trademark voice. It was actually caused by a heart problem that made hers twice as big as a normal one. The voice is what I was having the most fun with. Thanks, DDD

          • Cosmo Pidgeon

            I tried ….I can’t…..got to 1;38..

            • Freethinker

              I got to 1:59.

            • Cosmo Pidgeon

              I admire your patience.

          • The Dude

            Got 1:06

          • The Dude

            Balderdash! Charlatans!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Lost Vegas vacation! She loves the fact they spend millions of dollars.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj-czNWKheI

    • BFM

      Hi beauty;) no, I don’t want to torment myself so I haven’t got a link for you. But I am sure within the next couple of minutes someone will provide you with one.

      • beauty for ashes

        Hi Mr. M! How are you? I feel like with all the commenting I don’t get to catch all the regulars chatting.

        • BFM

          Hahah I know the feeling. I have been doing okay, thank you for asking.

          • beauty for ashes

            Good!

  • Phytophile

    Hello Bunker. I have been reading for 18 months and commenting for 2. I haven’t said this, but I want to now. I want to tell y’all how much I admire the support you give each other. In the face of crazy, you all keep your cool and illuminate the dark. Nothing matters more than your kindness and willlingness to help others leave and get their lives back.

    • Ardent

      Hello, Phyto. Thanks for the kind word. You really have Tony, our host, to thank. He keeps the dragons at bay.

      • Phytophile

        Sha. He is the anchor, isn’t he?

        • Ardent

          Absolutely! Great guy.

    • Oxford Analyzis

      Welcome, Phytophile!

    • The Dude

      Welcome. All is well in Bunkerland.
      We “ARE”.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Howdy, Dude.

        • The Dude

          TT sup?

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Not much. You?

            • The Dude

              Chillin. After a great band practice. Thanks for asking! Gig on Friday. Wish me luck!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Any new songs?

            • The Dude

              She’s Country. But we metal-ed it up a bit. And “Where Have All The Good Times Gone”. The Van Halen version.

      • Oxford Analyzis

        Dude!

        • The Dude

          Hey y’all!

        • The Dude

          I see you got yourself in a argument about an hour ago. Someone called you a troll. I don’t think so. They called me a troll once. Howdy said I was on a list or something.
          I posted a dead agent link I found. Wow! Did I get lambasted!

      • Zana

        We are Bunkeroos!

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Sometimes luck is your friend!

    • Jimmy3

      In my case a friend that’s never there when I need one. And bullshit you didn’t know which day my birthday party was. You clicked ‘like’ on the e-vite, luck. I saw it.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Come into my life…live my nightmare….I dare you.
        Grrrrrrrr…..

        • Jimmy3

          Not if you’re gonna growl at me. Jeez.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Growling is relative… Like a cousin… Or an aunt….

            • Jimmy3

              Yeah, they don’t come to my birthday parties either.
              What do you mean about luck? Did you get lucky today?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oh, HELL no. I did manage to work too hard and totally miss todays post till now

            • noseinabk

              To cheer you up in case you missed the funniest troll today.
              (refresh)

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Louanne.?

            • stillgrace2

              That exchange was funny? I guess you had to be there.

            • Jimmy3

              She appeared within minutes of her name being mentioned. I’m not exaggerating. It was creepy.

            • stillgrace2

              Thank you. Now I get that part. Were the comments “chock full of Louanne” prior to her showing up? (if it’s the real Louanne, I thought she might have blown by now.)

            • noseinabk

              I think lurker had just learned about Lou the other night when Sherb mentioned her/him. No other conversation about Lou before Lurkers comment.

            • Jimmy3

              It certainly looks like she’s the real deal. This is the account: https://disqus.com/by/Luana1980/

            • noseinabk

              And she posted a link to the her outdated website. If not for that, I would have suspected a bunkerite prank.

            • Jimmy3

              But she doesn’t hang out here often. Just happened to swing by when her name was mentioned.

            • stillgrace2

              doo doo doo doo. (Cue Twilight Zone theme).

            • noseinabk

              She would post at the VV sometimes but I don’t remember if she ever posted here using that avi.

            • Jimmy3

              She obviously used that same account to post here a while ago. I don’t know about the avi, as I wasn’t here during the VV days. I just remember her from the day news broke of Leah Remini’s missing person report on Shelly, and she was scrambling around in a panic to tamp down the story as best she could. Her posts here and on other Disqus blogs matched the @scientologymyths twitter account almost word for word. And it was all very amusing to witness.

            • stillgrace2

              She’s probably been on RPF. That’s why she hasn’t been around. I seem to remember her avi-eye being a little more focused and less fuzzy.

            • LongtimeLurker

              No, I was referring to comments on another site that someone had linked.

            • LongtimeLurker

              It was pretty great.

              I laughed out loud.

            • noseinabk

              Louanne wasn’t posting at the linked site and lurker was just referring to trolls in general. Lurker got quite a shock with that reply.

            • Oxford Analyzis

              Louanne “the eyeball” is still actve?

            • Todd Tomorrow

              And she, Grrr before you did.

    • Todd Tomorrow
  • outraged

    Isn’t Beck a practicing $cion? Doesn’t he STILL belong to the DarkSide of the Force?

    Chris Martin is singing with him at the Grammys.
    Jennifer Lawrence – Do you KNOW what your boyfriend is doing? Did you Hear about Going Clear???

    Beck is SUPPORTING a group that kills, steals and divides families. This cult traumatizes members for life.

    If Chris Martin is singing with Beck, I say he is supporting Scientology.
    They will USE this to force $cions to toe the line. Disgusting.

    Shame on You Chris Martin!

    • Jimmy3

      Not just Chris Martin, but all the band members that are going to play with them. And the crew that sets it up and the audience listening to it in attendance. Plus the television audience, and the advertisers running the commercials, and the people that see these commercials and still buy those products. And don’t forget the stores that sell those products and the consumers that patronize those stores. Shit, now that I think about it, even the taxpayers that pay for the maintenance of the roads that lead to those stores. They all have blood on their hands. But a special ‘fuck you’ to Chris Martin.

      http://youtu.be/EPfmNxKLDG4

      • The Dude

        Bottles and Cans, bottle and cans. Just clap your hands.

    • The Dude

      I used to really enjoy Beck. Now I listen with a different ear. Listen to the lyrics on “Sea Change”, the album is really good. But there is LRH in there. Maybe I am biased now, but I see it.

      • Phytophile

        Sigh…you are so right…

      • Oxford Analyzis

        Don’t be worry about music dude. It’s terrible he got involved in an evil cult. But we can frackin judge good music:)

        • Zana

          He was born into it. His dad is David Campbell and his mom is Raven Kane….both amazing musicians. Both still rabid Scios as far as I know. See Wikipedia for David Campbell composer.

          • Oxford Analyzis

            I’m a fool for classical and jazz myself

      • Phytophile

        Beck is in my run playlist. I guess tomorrow morning’s run will be the last. I’ll still love him (hell yes!) but not be able to appreciate him knowing he sucks cult cock. Oh well. Bjork instead.

      • Techie

        Dude, gotta tell you my Beck story – He played for the CC Int Gala in 2004, that is the anniversary of the founding of Celebrity Center International in the heart of Hollywood. Dave M gave a speech, other local officials spoke, then they broke and Beck was the music act. He does that song that has the line “Two turntables and a microphone …” It has a hook that is played on an ancient worn out sampler from the 70s. So there I am backstage, the technician for the whole show, no sleep for three days at that point, Tom Cruise and his Hollywood friends in the audience along with 100s of Scientologists, not to mention Dave M himself with the full entourage. That old sampler just died mid-song and there was no backup or any way out, just Beck on stage with a dead box. Not even a backup band to fake it. I thought, do I do the Ninja Technician thing and try to tinker with it onstage right in front of the audience? What are the chances I could fix it? Somewhere between zero and none. But I knew I was toast after the show, in Scientology you are personally responsible for anything that happens whether an act of God or whatever. Dave would not yell at Beck for using a sampler that should be in a museum. He would yell at the one who can’t yell back, and who as Technician is responsible for anything bad that happens. Me. At that point it was really hard to think, because tired as I was it was time for breakdowns and that has to be another all-nighter. The rental gear has to be packed and gone by dawn, including speaker clusters, trusses, mix boards, miles of cables, recording and video gear. So I packed up the Schoeps MK41s Dave uses for podium mics, stowed them and hid in the bathroom to think. $200 cash in my pockets – check. Life of endless misery ahead – check. Freedom of the open road in the form of a Greyhound bus just a city bus away – check. Easy decision – grab my tool bag, stuff a couple of pairs of socks and a toothbrush into it, pretend I am heading for a quick bite at the burger joint on the corner, thank God and Greyhound I’m gone! So in a sense I have Beck to thank for pushing me over the edge to escape Scientology.Believe me, he is in just as big of a trap as anyone. With relatives in, and the bubble insulating him from any true facts about what goes on he is a slave. The wonder is how creative he is in spite of it.

        • Jimmy3

          I love everything about that story. Thank you for sharing it.

          • The Dude

            Me too. I had goosebumps reading it. Really!

        • The Dude

          He was born-in. Those kids are where my heart goes to the most. Ex-Scientology Kids is one of the best websites out there to teach people about the evils of $cio. Tragic stories.
          Thank you so much for sharing this story. I am glad you got out before DM got a chance to kick your ass. Best decision you ever made, I hope!
          As for Beck. I can not stop liking his music. It calls to me. But I think differently about him now ,so it is complicated.

          • Frodis73

            I’m in the same boat as you are with Beck. I saw him live once and he was fucking *amazing*! I was blown away and I did not expect to be. His music does call to me too, but I won’t buy anything new and it’s just hard to look at him the same. I think finding out he was a sci was the one that shocked me the most.

        • Zana

          Wow. Cool escape story.

          • LongtimeLurker

            Zana!

            I have the info on false advertising complaints. I’ve put it into a google doc.

            Should I send you the link?

            • Zana

              Yes. Put it out here. That would be great. I’m wondering if someone would know how to orchestrate this.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Here’s the link.

              https://docs.google.com/document/d/1990d1f5nERClC2A0qcns30bDk1E867ICzhxppOfeZzg/edit?usp=sharing

              Let me know if you want any changes.

              It’s locked for editing at the moment, just in case, but that can be changed easily.

            • Zana

              Wow! Longtime Lurker!! You’ve done an amazing job here. Thank you.

              I’m looking at the specifics and if and how to get this done. And what is the ROI. It looks like we would have to do more than write letters. I also see that this needs legal action as well. When you stand back and look at it from here, we would be a little band of people taking on Scientology’s ONLY defense… it’s ability to attack with glossy lies. It would most likely come down ferociously on those who organize to pierce this facade. That could end up exposing us to lots of Fair Game practices and legal action. it’s not like Anonymous where people wear masks. We would have to put our names and addresses on whatever complaints we make to the agencies… Is it worth it? It’s a good idea and you’ve done terrific research. What do you think?

            • LongtimeLurker

              Ahh, it was nothin’.

              I absolutely agree that any risk of fair game is a genuine concern. It’s easy for me to suggest X or Y, because I’m in Australia and can’t directly participate.

              The rest of you would be on the front line, taking any risks. So it needs to be an informed decision.

              Maybe we should wait for a new post from Tony and bring it up to everyone, ask people directly ‘should we do this, what are the risks’?

              Maybe give Tony a heads up that we’d like to do it?

              I dunno Zana. It’s hard.

              ++++
              Listen, something just occurred to me though…what about a digital petition directly to the broadcaster?

              There’s plenty of automated sites that let you set up a petition.

              You know, “We the undersigned want to know why…”

              Get as many people to ‘sign’ it (digitally) as possible – it could compare the lies to the reality and ask the broadcaster if they knew it was all false and what they’re going to do about it.

              If Anonymous and Rinder and Marty’s followers got on board, it could have thousands of signatures in no time.

              If we also sent it to media outlets, that might shame the broadcasters into some kind of response.

            • Zana

              That’s a great idea!

              Yes…I’m glad you understand my hesitation about putting myself in harm’s way right now. I’m on my own and very focused on building the next part of my life. I have had some minor harassment since I left and a dear friend of mine who used to be “Executive Protection” has alerted me to dangers inherent in the situation. He said that as much “influence” as he has, he doesn’t want to take on Co$. I had to recover from a serious illness that destroyed my career and took me 10 years to recover from. After that I promised myself (and God) that I would never put myself in another position where I had to recover from something preventable again. Life is too ecstatic to miss because of distractions. :-).

              I enjoy your comments. Thank you for sharing.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Awesome!

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          We hate it when God gets blamed for every negative thing on the planet–BUT This “Act of God” and your Super Intelligent Response is the BEST! YAY YOU! YAY GOD!
          (((( U )))) Appropriate <3 from GMa (Poor DM, Target has left the Auditorium 😛 )

        • Cosmo Pidgeon

          This is a remarkable story Techie…I will return to this soon. For a couple of reasons.

        • Frodis73

          Love, love, love your escape story!

        • L. C. Spencer

          WOW. This Beck story is the BEST Beck story!

        • Cosmo Pidgeon

          I just remembered why I wanted to come back to this story and it’s a boring story I’ll spare you all. But I know that feeling to have something go wrong in front of the boss. In this case …1 I’m glad you got to see and meet Beck…I like his newer music and 2…Glad that situation was the tipping point and got you out.

  • Freethinker

    I have a question. Is the person who posted the following Craigslist ad psychotic or merely a gung ho $ciloon?

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/muc/4876428724.html

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • The Dude

      I think it’s a joke. Most musicians would.

      • Mark Foster

        {{What, you don´t want to move to St. Louis with me and join his band?}}

        • The Dude

          I would follow YOU anywhere! LOL! Just to be in your band, my man!

        • The Dude

          You come to Boston some time. We will jam. That would be fun!

    • Techie

      Sounds 100% pure Scio to me, the only jarring note is to refer to Earth as “Teegeeack” which I thought was part of the confidential materials. It does not sound like sarcasm at all.

      • TheQueenofBulgravia

        If he was $ci he would have pronounced it ga-LAX-y. (A send-up, not sarcasm)

      • Freethinker

        Yeah, the “Teegeeack” struck me as a little odd. It is 100% pure $cn, but upon reflection, I doubt that any true-believer clam would be so open and candid. Openness and candidness are not the $cientology way. It’s probably a joke.

    • Robert Eckert

      The two are not mutually exclusive.

    • Bob

      90% odds it’s a joke. No real clam would print all that whole track gobily gook. It’s very funny actually.

      • Freethinker

        You know, I think you’re right!

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      Got a chuckle reading that one. Definitely fake, definitely hilarious.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    What if my ecclesiastical cans were yours? IT CAN BE! Call you reg today to ask about our two-for-one Sea Orgette call girl special. We might just bend you over too.

    • The Dude

      Do the $cientology Can-Can

      f5

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T59EDTqqW0A

      • Ben Franklin

        Flash-Flash is the appropriate title not Can-Can

      • Robert Eckert

        Can-can, can you do the can-can, can you do the can-can, can you do the ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-can-can, can you do the can-can, can you do the can-can, can you do the ca-ca-ca-ca-can?
        I can do the can-can too, and I do it better than you– you can do the can-can too but I do it better than you-oo…

  • Ruby Grapefruit

    Hey everybody. Been having trouble keeping up with everything but I see from the news that Dildo Meister has his custom-made knickers in a twist over the Alex Gibney film.

  • TheCommodeDoor

    7:24 P.T. The 30 second version of Scio Superbowl ad just played on KNBC in Los Angeles during the last break in EXTRA.

    • Bob

      Davey McTantrum is determined to show the world that Scientology is the next Star Wars trilogy.
      “May the Fail be with you”.

      • Are_sics

        Well, it would be unseemly to succeed were hubbard failed, after all. In this case, Fail is straight up and vertical!

        • Bob

          Davey is straight up and vertical on contraction, bad press and new enemies. So I guess he is not failing.

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      I meant to say the Answers ad has been playing in Portland every day during the local nightly news. I forgot to watch tonight though. If I didn’t know anything about $cientology that e-meter would just be confusing. But I forget, the ads were not meant to get new people interested.

  • MaxSpaceman

    I knew it. I knew that someday- some freakin’ day- there would be evidence. Now there it’s here. You will see: The 5th Invader Force. See: The 4th Invader Force. And the governing rulers of … yes, of The Maracab Confederacy.

    According to this upcoming autodocumentary, “Jupiter Rising” — now all the billions of prisoners on this prison planet may be able to see. And behold. http://www.fandango.com/jupiterascending2015_163342/movieoverview

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Ron’s back. He’s had a sex change. And he’s PMS’d!!!!!

    • Bob

      MaxS, you nailed it. I’m going to see it.

    • Oxford Analyzis

      I’m not sure the Marcabs are in the same boat

  • Ardiva

    Cool beans, Observer!

  • Oxford Analyzis

    Signing off to the late night crew….

    • The Dude

      G’night oxford!

      • Oxford Analyzis

        nite, Dude

  • RMycroft

    That Narconon Ontario thing:

    Today was my day for “tag recursion”, where I take all the new names and tags added in the last week or two, and run them back through older news articles to see if they’ve ever been mentioned before.

    Scientology-based company going to OMB after application for Milton drug and rehab facility denied February 2, 2015, Rachael Williams, Inside Halton

    Called Narconon, meaning ‘no drugs’, the company treats addictions using nutritional and nutritional supplements, according to company representative Rubina Qureshi.

    “Company representative”, my Raging Bile Duct! Rubina Qureshi is the vice-president of ABLE International. Theoretically she out-ranks Clark Carr, who blew the last Narconon attempt in Ontario. That and the Social Betterment Properties International involvement suggests that this is Big Stuff for Scientology!

    Scientology begins hitting back at Ryan Hamilton and his lawsuits July 10, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

    • Jimmy3

      You don’t need a license to operate a drug rehab in Ontario as long as you don’t use OTC drugs? That seems… exploitable, to say the least.

      And this comment was great:

      If you are going to allow them to open a facility there please make sure it is across the road from the police department so when the patient realizes that it is scientology training and not a drug rehab facility they won’t have far to run.

      • RMycroft

        I’d take their claims of what’s allowable in Ontario with a Himalaya of salt. However, the guy who moved into their ex-Continental Liaison Office location operates a string of (non-Scientology) rehab places, with a checkoff list of problems just as bad. So, they might be right.

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      You are Jack’s raging bile duct. Give ’em hell.

  • Hingle McCringleberry

    I was just reading the Sec Check blog, which is excellent. Then I got a punch in the gut. So CC Int had a superbowl party and featured Fresh Bros. Pizza. I was one of the guys that designed and installed their POS (point of sale, not pile of shit) computer systems way back the day when they only had two stores. Now they’re up to 13. Actually flew out to LA to install two of the systems myself. When I did that job, I put in systems (mostly at pizza joints) in 32 states. I’ve had some damn, damn good pizza, and I’ve had some so greasy you didn’t really have to chew and done installations at places so filthy they’d rival the RPF. Fresh Bros., at least back then, was in the top 3 all time best products I’ve run into. Damn good stuff. So that was a downer for me. I haven’t spoken with the owners in a few years, so maybe I give them a call tomorrow. I know them well enough to know that they already have a pretty strong religious affiliation that’s not Co$, so maybe they just need to know about it.

    • Techie

      Oh well, even the Devil can buy a few hot slices, as long as he pays cash and tips the delivery boy. It’s a free country! Sort of.

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        I’m with you, and I’d totally sell them some pizza, but getting my name on the same page as theirs? Potential guilt by association.

    • The Dude

      Do it Man! We need to tell more people about these Cluts. I don’t care what it is(cult). Let them know who the are dealing with. We could choose not to serve them.

      • The Dude

        Would you send a pizza to Manson if he had the bucks?

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        Cluts is a keeper. Trademark that shit. David Miscavige is all up on top of a dumb clut.

        About the pizza, I’d sell to them. Taters gonna tate, homo novi still have to eat. The problem is getting my name out with them. No way in hell I’d let McCringleberry Family-First Toilet Paper Reclaimation and Recycling Wholesale Emporium (est. 2007) get tied to those lunatics. I’d lose all of my public library and psych ward business! Hug ya Kidz!!

        • The Dude

          DM is king Clutz!

          • The Dude

            I am a Chef. I cook. I would not serve a damn morsel to those people. If I knew it was going there.

            They are hungry?

            Postulate

            Postulate

            Postulate a pizza!

        • Jenstnick

          That and they don’t buy toilet paper

        • Nat-lificent

          Contacting people they claim as “sponsors” for their events usually gets good results for me. Usually a “We are in no way affiliated and do not endorse CoS” email and I know it leaves a bad taste in their mouths toward CoS. The only snotty reply I ever got was from this preschool that turned out to be clam owned http://www.littleacornsgrow.net/

          • Guest

            I wasn’t going to say anything but you looked uber despondent so here he is. You can share this with whomever you want but I don’t believe I was supposed to find this. At least I hope you are kinda smiling again. I’m not even sure he wanted to be found, but like you said socks always out themselves. Your friendly neighborhood girly Cat : )

            https://disqus.com/by/jvx3/

            • Nat-lificent

              Uber despondent doesn’t begin to describe it. Please leave me alone for a while, Super Power Wog. Thanks.

    • Smokey Wallisa

      I’d ask if you were an ICRDA member but it’s a small world and I’ll let that be it.

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        I had to look that up, so no. It was a full touch screen POS system which integrated online ordering and a whole bunch of other stuff. Pretty good product on the whole, but r&d would come up with really cool ideas which the CEO would sell to people when they still only existed in dry erase pen on a board. The Fresh Bros. took pretty full advantage of that, but they were some of the best customers I’ve worked with in any job.

        • Smokey Wallisa

          Yeah, the owners evolved with the times. I’ve programed and installed many a POS system. Always surprises me to run into others. Like I said small world. I hated that, too. Salesmen selling stuff the system couldn’t do. See’s was my favorite. Great candy, great company.

  • Smokey Wallisa

    Apologies if it’s already been posted but here is an excellent article on COS’s war on critics of the film Going Clear by Jason Bailey. Jason has an actual email exchange with ‘Karen Pouw’! (Unbelievable, I know, but yes, she actually responded to an information/response request.)
    http://flavorwire.com/502163/exclusive-alex-gibney-on-the-church-of-scientologys-war-on-film-critics

    • giggler

      Great article, thanks for putting it up, the pressure is on!!

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      Sweet. The best part of this documentary is going to be journalist reactions to the same ole same ole that we know and love. I’m really hoping a new generation of Kobrin-grams pops up.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Thank you!

    • PoisonIvyHerself

      Karen Pouw in an email exchange? Does that mean Karen Pouw has a voice of her own? I thought she was a human dictation machine and outrage spewer for the Littlest Dictator.

  • Shelly Britt Corrias

    Daily now, Tony’s blog is getting a ton of mention (links to) on Twitter, and an increase on Facebook too I believe. I’m curious if there’s any way to tell how much it’s resulting in new visits. (Excuse me if that’s a noob question, I’m sure there are stats somewhere but idk how detailed.)
    Also, I noticed on Marty’s blog at least one person say something like “well I’m coming out, I no longer consider myself a Scientologist”. (Yay!!) Otherwise the discussions/debates are getting pretty deep which I think is awesome when words like “hypnotism” are involved. Remember where this is happening. I sense a fair amount of Bunker influence over there, and I don’t mean people from here posting over there. There are clearly people commenting there who have been reading (lurking) here. It seems an encouraging shift is happening and I’m loving it. (downplaying, I sorta want to do a happy dance.)

    • Missionary Kid

      The simple fact that there’s a lot more comments and new commentators and avatars that haven’t been around for a while, indicates to me that there’s a lot more people dropping by.

  • Hingle McCringleberry

    So, Shoop Kids- if one of you can find the time, can I get those Russian folks in a group photo with the following? In return, you’ll receive $5 gift vouchers to the McCringleberry Family-First Toilet Paper Reclamation and Recycling Wholesale Emporium (est. 2007, Hug Yo Kidz!).

    • Jenstnick

      Bwahahaha Clayton bigsby!!!

      • Missionary Kid

        That was one of the funniest bits done on Comedy Central.

    • beauty for ashes

      Don’t forget to write F5 or refresh if you include a pic, because not so smart people like me will look at your comment endlessly trying to figure out who ” the following” are. tHankz 😉

  • Shelly Britt Corrias

    (f5)
    These ads just are not popular. lmao. If you have insomnia, go to Twitter and search just the word “scientology”. Make sure you then hit “all” at the top, so you see everything. I can’t guarantee you’ll go to sleep but you’ll get some laughs so it won’t feel so bad.

    • Jimmy3

      Does that first guy think TV show hosts personally approve the ads that run during their show, or that they have any specific knowledge or control over them?

      • Shelly Britt Corrias

        ?? who knows. I just liked the “attacked by a Scientology ad” part. Shoop that in your head, haha.

    • LongtimeLurker

      I was telling a friend in the UK about the whole Super Bowl thing and he interrupted and said “what do you mean ‘ads'”.

      And I explained and then described the content.

      He just kept saying “what kind of religion advertises during the Super Bowl?”

      It’s easy to forget how crazy the crazy seems to people less familiar with it.

      • Shelly Britt Corrias

        It’s great to hear others’ reactions. I know too much to be objective.

    • Jenstnick

      I just saw the damned commercial on nbc while the husband and I were watching SVU. I hate that shit.

      • Jimmy3

        I know. It’s just not the same with the new cast. #bringbackmunch

  • Shelly Britt Corrias

    So, Comedy Central has a hashtag contest going on Twitter: #RuinASoup. I noticed because somebody tweeted “Cream of Scientology #RuinASoup” and got curious.
    So in honor of The Bunker, I submitted “Clam Powder”.
    Yeah it’s late.

    • Smokey Wallisa

      Did you mean “Clam Pouwder”?

      • Jimmy3

        Why was that not already a meme? Excellent work.

      • Shelly Britt Corrias

        Condensed Cream of Xenu – good one. lol. all of them are.

    • Smokey Wallisa

      Here’s my contributions.

      • Shelly Britt Corrias

        I had to stop reading all the submissions – i was almost choking laughing.

        • Smokey Wallisa

          Seriously, they’re funny. Thanks for alerting me to it.

          • Shelly Britt Corrias

            you’re welcome. now someone’s broke Twitter. :(

    • Smokey Wallisa

      One more.

  • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser

    Different take on “White Power”…

    • beauty for ashes

      That looks sooooo good.

    • The Dude

      Now you are talking MY language.

    • PoisonIvyHerself

      That’s not for breakfast, is it?

      • L. C. Spencer

        Why not? It’s got the wholesome goodness of real dairy milk. And coffee!

      • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser

        Hahaha! Not for me!

  • Tory Christman

    ” Federal Judge James D. Whittemore has been methodically preparing for
    the February 18 hearing, after which he will make a decision about
    Scientology’s contention that the Garcias’ complaints are religious in
    nature and the couple should be compelled to take their grievances to
    Scientology’s scheme of internal arbitration”

    Ok, Tony ….if the Garcias need others to help on this….I helped my then husband do *exactly* what Scientology is claiming (Using their internal arbitration system of total manipulation).

    Rosser Cole was the legal representative for us. Even he said “Bill and Ruth Bowen absolutely had to pay $150,000). Did they? Hell no! It rolled over to “Flag” who insisted it wasn’t a business matter (which it 100% was)…Instead it became a “Personal matter” and he had to go to Flag to restart it all over.

    That was THE day I realized “OMG! You can PAY David Miscaivge OFF” As we were told “The Arbitration Policy
    was Cancelled that night”.
    ((I remembered seeing at Flag:
    “TOP DONATORS:
    Craig and Sally Jenson
    and
    Bill and Ruth Bowen”

    So my guess? Bowen called “dave” and said “Get us out of this or that’s it on the extra Skillions”.
    Either way….it sucked, it’s totally manipulated so *they* “Win”.

    I *really* hope this Judge gets many, many people to speak up about this.
    Please let me know if there is anything more I can do to help on this.

    Thank you and ALL :) Tory/Magoo

    • Jgg2012

      In the 1990s I met an ex-actor who briefly knew Hubbard in the 1950s, and was in it briefly but left. Let’s call him Kyle. Years after he left, he won a huge amount of money in a lawsuit involving a patent he owned that someone had stolen (over $250,000, about half a million in today’s dollars), only to later learn (a) the defendant was a scion, and (b) CoS considered Kyle a member also (though he hadn’t been in the church in years) and thus (c) he could not, under church rules, sue him (or the church). Afraid of the church doing something to him if he tried to collect his damages, he never tried to collect the money, though he was disabled and needed money badly, and died penniless a few years ago. There are a lot of people like Kyle around.

  • Tony Ortega

    Especially for our Down Under readers, where it is a more decent hour… NEW POST IS UP EARLY

  • Kao Eye

    found this cute.

    • Missionary Kid

      It’s been posted before, but it’s good to see again.

      • L. C. Spencer

        Needs updating: a Regging truck pulls up and she says, “sorry Frank, the kids all got wise to it, I’m going back to good o’l gingerbread.”

  • richelieu jr

    WHAT IF
    I could pull tin cans from my butt?

  • richelieu jr

    “ON YOUR KNEES BEFORE THE ALL-POWERFUL MISCAVIGE!!!!!!!!!

    What? You are on your… OK….

    ON YOUR BELLIES BEFORE THE ALL POW—

    Wha– You ARE on your….

    CUT YOURSELVES IN HALF– (NO! not that way, the other…)– CUT YOURSELVES IN HALF LENGTHWISE, AND THEN LAY YOURSELVES DOWN, THE FLAT PART ON THE BOTTOM, BEFORE THE ALL-POWERFUL MISCAVIGE!!!!!!!!!

    Whaaa–?

    OK, for the hate of Xemu, can someone just show a midget* a little respect?”

    (Yes, I know the preferred word is ‘dwarf’, but I know dwarfs, and they deserve respect, as in NOT being called by the same name as the Human Worm, Slappy ‘near-dicked’ Miscavige)

  • ScooterLibbby

    I’m waiting for DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros, to sue the Hungarians for violating the “S” trademark they have for Superman & Supergirl.

  • allioops

    i just was able to see this now!!! I live in Jamaica, Queens….I am so angry. I watch channel 1…This is terrible. Jamaica is a very financially distraught area. MANY of The people are quite poor. A few years ago I stopped by a Dianetics table and tried to shoo them away. I told them the people of Jamaica need to buy food and pay rent. Leave them alone. The guy looked surprised. This is an area of New York that is unable to pay the cult the money that it demands!!!!

    • Betch-OMG!

      Amen!

    • Betch-OMG!

      Make them feel UNWELCOME!

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