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SCIENTOLOGY DENIED: Australia’s only Narconon rehab center loses zoning fight

Melbourne drug rehabilitationThe Australian community of Warburton, in the state of Victoria east of Melbourne, has won its struggle to keep a Scientology drug rehab facility from moving into town, and now Scientology’s Narconon network finds its only Australian facility on the brink of oblivion.

Here in the U.S., Narconon centers around the country have been the subject of investigations and lawsuits after several patient deaths in recent years. What was once one of Scientology’s most reliable money makers, endorsed by its celebrity members like Kirstie Alley, Tom Cruise, and John Travolta, has turned into one of the organization’s biggest headaches.

In Australia, a “Narconon Melbourne” facility has operated for 12 years in a remote location some 15 kilometers east of the town of Warburton in a structure known as O’Shannassy Lodge (see photo, above). But the Scientology umbrella group that oversees the Narconon system, known as the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE), bought a parcel of land closer in to town, and applied for a zoning permit to move the rehab facility.

And ABLE was committed to the move. It told local zoning officials that the old site was “not viable because of the need for prohibitively expensive upgrading works and because its lease arrangement is coming to an end.”

So this was a Hail Mary, with Scientology purchasing land for the new center on the assumption that it would get the proper permissions.

But locals fought back, forming a group called Say No to Narconon in Warburton, and it had initial success blocking the facility’s move. But then ABLE appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Melbourne.

Today, February 5, VCAT came down with its decision, and it upheld the previous decision: Narconon is not getting its permit.

One of the reasons why is that the Say No group had, through a Freedom of Information request, documented how many police calls the existing Narconon facility generated. Readers of this site know that lawsuits against Narconon facilities in this country paint a stark portrait of poorly-managed facilities where drug and alcohol use is rampant, and former patients have made allegations that staff (most of whom are simply former patients) supply drugs to patients and sometimes in exchange for sex.

In the case of Warburton, “the objectors, relying largely on material obtained under Freedom of Information (the FOI incidents), presented a stark picture of the existing facility at O’Shannassy Lodge. Acts of violence, clients absconding from the facility, drug taking, theft and property damage were amongst the recorded incidents. One of these incidents involved a break-in and theft of prescription medication from the pharmacy run by Ms Kakafikas, an objector.”

But the tribunal felt that the number of incidents was actually somewhat low for the time period it covered (six years), and the tribunal also didn’t appear eager to look into the Scientology methods in the Narconon model. The tribunal said it was “necessary to maintain an open mind about treatment options at both the individual level and societal level. Similarly, the identity of the operator and their particular religious beliefs or affiliation does not militate against the grant of a permit.”

Instead, it ultimately found that the current location’s virtue is that it was so remote, and bringing such a facility into town in proximity to children raised serious safety concerns.

Well, whatever. We think the specific allegations about Narconon’s deceptive business practices — and the fact that it doesn’t actually deliver drug counseling but instead puts patients through Scientology training — should be pretty big factors why a community might not want a Narconon nearby.

But it’s the final decision that matters, and now Narconon is in a tough spot. Its lease is running out at its current location, and it isn’t welcome in Warburton itself.

If there’s one thing we know about Scientology, however, it’s that it rarely just gives up. We’ll be interested to see what it has in mind for Plan B. The very existence of Narconon in Australia is at stake.

Here’s the tribunal’s decision…

VCAT denies Narconon Warburton

 
UPDATE: Meanwhile, in Canada…

 

 
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L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday at Flag!

Hey, March 13 is just around the corner, and now we have some details about how L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday is going to be celebrated this year in Clearwater, Florida. Thanks to our tipster who forwarded this email…

 

The live LRH Birthday Event and the OT Convention are coming up at Flag and are guaranteed to be the best ever!

This year, the Convention will be starting on Friday the 13th of March at 1pm and will be going through to Sunday the 15th . The live LRH Birthday Event will be on the evening of Saturday the 14th.

There is an awesome agenda lined up!

Anna Nikula, OT Committee Officer Int, will be holding a seminar on Key Aspects of Leadership and how to expand your group.

Brandy Harrison, Building Expansion Dir Int, will be giving you the latest news on the Ideal Org front, and give you tools to use no matter whether you are fundraising for your own Ideal Org, or as part of an Alliance.

Then we have special guest Speakers: Sonya Jacques, Top Bridge Consultant FSO who will give a seminar on How to crack any barriers or stops to get anyone moving up the Bridge.

And Russell Mellor, Top Recovery Consultant, a 20-year SO veteran and who has recovered literally over 1,000 people back on the Bridge over the phone! He will be able to give you tips and tools to help you recover ANYONE back on the Bridge.

PLUS there will be plenty of time to network and meet with execs and other OT Committee Chairmen and members from around the world!

There is a special Accommodations package for anyone coming from out of town, which is 3 nights and food for 3 days at $450.00.

Please confirm your attendance to the OT Convention and the Live LRH Birthday Event by responding to this email.

You will not want to miss this!

Sincerely,

Laurent Malherbe
WISE Representative

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

 
Pat Parodi is going to infinity…and beyond!

 
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As long as we’re celebrating things Down Under today, we wanted to share with you this photo of Perth commenter what’suppresive, who showed his Underground Bunker solidarity during our recent Mornings appearance with this salute to your barmy proprietor. We are humbled. And can’t wait to drink beer in Perth.

 
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The Mace-Kingsley center in Florida says, “Are you ready for the Purif? Come and join us!” Bring your child down to stock up at the vitamin dispensers with this young man!

 
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Foundation for a Drug-Free World makes its pitch to a substance abuse council in the Dominican Republic!

 
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And make sure you get those booklets in the photo! At the Catholic Technological University in Barahona, Dominican Republic…

 
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We get emails….

 
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Face painting with Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Valencia, Venezuela! Get those thetans while they’re young!

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

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on February 5, 2015 at 02:30

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  • Vaquera

    Jason Lee is on the Meredith Viera show right now. NBC

    • Artoo45

      And guess who won’t ask him anything about Going Clear or Scientology?

  • RMycroft

    Ah yes, those Truth About Drugs bookets. And here’s where they come from (2:56 mark):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ujgRFmJjyE

    How is that not Scientology?

    • LordXenuCruise

      Their math isn’t very good, like I am surprised, 150k in 8 hours, working 24 hours a day (probably 18 hour shifts) that is 350k not 360k in 24 hours. They just make up any number they want for, well, anything.

      • Panopea Abrupta

        “Their math isn’t very good, like I am surprised, 150k in 8 hours, working 24 hours a day (probably 18 hour shifts) that is 350k not 360k in 24 hours.”

        Neither is yours – 3x150k = 450k, not 350k.

        Not being nasty or mean, just saying.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          They always round way,way up and even. “We helped 120,000,000 children how to look up words in a dictionary.”

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Love the theme music. It screams “battle cry!”

    • aquaclara

      There you go. It is ALL scientology, of course. Thanks.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I know it’s relevant but can we ban that fucking printing press. It drives me bat shit crazy. Crummy fucking music and the poor trees.

  • consigli3r3

    Please indulge me in posting this. If Scios love anything is the sanctity of statistics.
    To those new to this awesome site and proprietor. Cheers!

    • LordXenuCruise

      Nice flier, Very informative, let’s print ’em up and start handing them out. Maybe drop a few thousand from a helicopter over the LRH birthday celebration.

      • flyonthewall

        I think Jeff Hawkins made

  • Shelly Britt Corrias

    The LRH birthday weekend conveniently ends Sunday the 15th, giving everyone time to get home to watch Alex Gibney’s Going Clear on HBO.

    And one of the $cn ads ran on my local channel (Portland) during NBC’s Today Show this morning (Matt Lauer).

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      And, the Answers Ad just ran again. Amping it up today.

      • Lucille Austero

        They also seem to be running the same ad during Judge Judy every afternoon. That totally harshes my Judge Judy mellow.

        • Jimmy3

          I’d really like to hear Judge Judy’s reaction to that ad.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist
            • flyonthewall

              I use to LOVE watching Judge Judy back when I got off work in time to watch it. I even got my kids into it. We loved “watching her scream at the dummies”. lol

            • Mrs. V.

              I got hooked on it while I was unemployed. Now I record it and watch it when I get home. It’s even better that way, no commercials.

            • Innoculated

              I taught one of her grandchildren in daycare.

            • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist

              I love her so much.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I know she once was a family court judge and loved how she came down on these people who have no money and just spit out kids. You need a license to have a dog but not a kid. Never liked it before I heard that.

        • aquaclara

          There is Judge Judy…Because of course Scientology doesn’t have enough courtroom drama in real life….

    • flyonthewall

      We don’t get Sci ads in St.Louis because the loser scientologists here haven’t been able to scrape enough money together to rehab that Idle Morgue they bought 7 FREAKIN YRS AGO! Hahaha, losers, get it together guys! HELLO! COB is waiting for his stupid org, wtf is wrong with you!

      • Tony Ortega

        Yeah, but you have the pamphlet king, Barry Coziahr.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          …who handled the race problem in America, singlehandedly.

          • Mark Foster

            Yeah, him and Farrakhan…(gag)

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Until the Black Panthers showed up. Hey, where’s Barry?

        • flyonthewall

          and toasted ravioli, so that’s a double win!

          • Mark Foster

            FOTW, is Ted Drewes still around?

            • flyonthewall

              Yes! But I don’t really go in for it *shrug* “It’s not really that great guys!” – Ted Drewes

            • Mark Foster

              Agree with you :)

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            St Louis toasted ravioli! Damn, now I want to fly to Luigi’s and get some. It was in my top 5 favorite guilty pleasures.

            • flyonthewall

              I don’t know them, may be before my time. I googled it and I think they’re closed :( sorry. You know Gioia’s Deli? I been hankering for a hot salami sandwich for like a week now. You come back home and we’ll do lunch on the Hill and then hit Crowne Candy for dessert :)

  • LordXenuCruise

    Narconon headed down the tubes in another country. Warms the cockles of my heart. I wish the D-bags would get what’s coming to them. Jail time for neglect and putting their patients in serious danger.

  • BeezleBobby

    The CHCH news report does a pretty decent job for a small local station. (CHCH used to be a much larger presence in the greater Toronto market.) They covered all the bases I think, trying to be objective but also making mention of the many legal issues facing Narconon in the US and Quebec.

    • Sherbet

      I misread CHCH as CHRR and was shocked at what you said. Got to wear my glasses…

      • Ardent

        Hee hee..

  • Tony Ortega

    Venezuela photo added to the post

    • sookiesookie

      Those kids’ expressions… yeesh. So at odds with the adults’ giant grins.

  • Ben Franklin

    Looking at the Venezuela photo only the Scio volunteers are smiling, the kids don’t look happy at all

  • Mrs. V.

    Volunteer Ministers in Venezuela are making a difference! Look at how happy those painted-faced children are! Who needs food, clothing, shelter or education?

    • Ben Franklin

      Even kids can sense BS

      • Mrs. V.

        I personally believe that children are better at sensing it than adults in a lot of cases.

    • Sherbet

      I’m wondering why the two different names on the T-shirts.

      • Mrs. V.

        I didn’t notice that until you just pointed it out. Very interesting. Why would they do that?

        • Sherbet

          I have to admit “Ministro Voluntario” has a nicer ring to it than the English version. Oh, it’s still BS, but it sounds like an exotic soup.

      • Graham

        I think the one on the left was printed first. Then someone noticed it was up-front about being about Scientology, so then they printed the one on the right which doesn’t mention Scientology. First rule of any front group: don’t let people know which group you are fronting for!

        • Sherbet

          I think you’re exactly right, Graham. Why be honest when the obfuscated truth serves better?

    • Frank Lee

      When my brother served there in the Peace Corps during the 60s, most homes were made of cinder block, with no doors or glass in windows, no electricity, and no running water in most villages. Everyone took a communal bath once a week in a fountain. Little boys didn’t wear any clothes until around the age of 7. I wonder how different it is today?

      • Mrs. V.

        Let’s hope it’s a little better now. And I’m pretty positive your brother and the Peace Corps did a lot more to help them than any scientologist could dream of.

        • Frank Lee

          Yea, he was there for the big earthquake of 1967. Unfortunately for him, he had gone into the city of Caracas for the weekend when it hit. No one was allowed back into any buildings for a few days. But by coincidence, this was how he met his American wife. They both ultimately became teachers.

          • Mrs. V.

            Very interesting story.

  • 1subgenius

    J. Paul (” I am perfectly sane”) Zoccali:
    “There’s a not-so-short list of artists associated in one way or another with this brainwashing, including the Akron, Ohio band, Devo. ”

    Oh, no! It’s DEVO!

    • Mrs. V.

      Are we not men?

      • anoni81b4u

        We are DEVO . D E V O

    • Lucille Austero

      What?! DEVO?! That changes EVERYTHING!!!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      “It’s rule number one, living right isn’t fun.”

    • Todd Tomorrow
    • Jimmy3

      They’re brainwashing and slave-driving. “Crack that whip”. Makes so much sense now.

    • April

      People with paranoid schizophrenia (and in the manic phase of bipolar disorder when they become psychotic) incorporate “proof” and support for their delusional beliefs from the most random places it seems.

      • 1subgenius

        Everyplace, everything, everyone.
        Sad. I must do better at not making light.

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

      Well I live in Akron, Ohio. Now I fear Devo brainwashing fall out. I’ll put a flower pot upside down outside door tomorrow. That will protect me I’m sure!

      • 1subgenius

        On the head.
        I been to Akron, and even Barberton.

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

          I’ve been to the Barberton Mumfest a couple times. That’s a nice little town!
          I think if the upside down flower pot is outside it’ll radiate a protective shield around my house and will not just protect me, but my furbabies too! :)

          • 1subgenius

            I only get to see the “wrong side of the tracks”
            The flower pot will radiate Devo power to shield you from Zoccali craziness.

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

              I think the majority of Akron is the wrong side of the tracks! :)

      • 1subgenius

        Ha! Ran across this pic in my central files. Proof of having been to Akron.
        Bringing railroads to justice.

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

          You have railroad court? 😉 That’s a great area there to potentially see the BLIMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as it goes along 76 to fly over Goodyear’s headquarters. There’s some CSX tracks about a mile from here (I’m in North Hill of Akron) I actually am hearing a train horn blowing in the distance right now!

          • 1subgenius

            It’s nice at a distance.

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

              I’m a wee bit obsessed with the Goodyear Blimp! :) When it’s regularly going around Akron it’ll go over my house since I’m in between Rte. 8 and N. Main St. it’ll go up over my house one way then down over my house the other way so both main roads can see the ads.

            • 1subgenius

              A friend works for Fuji, and they let him drive their blimp around Central Park.
              Unbelievably cool.

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

              I’ve seen the Fuji blimp, some of the other ones will be around Akron for the Firestone golf tournament. It’s totally unexplainable, but other blimps have no effect on me, I don’t give them another glance; but the Goodyear blimp? BLIMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              That is unbelievably cool though your friend got to drive that around Central Park!

            • 1subgenius

              Have you tried to see if you can get a ride on the Goodyear blimp?

              http://www.goodyearblimp.com/passenger-guide/

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

              You have to either know someone who can arrange a ride for you or be the high bidder at a charity auction/raffle. :(

              That’s my entire bucket list. BLIMP!!!!!!!!!!! ride!!

            • 1subgenius

              Send them an email. Tell them your story. There’s no harm in requesting an invite.

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

              they get hundreds of those and from they’ve said, they don’t honor such requests it’s only via charity auction/raffle or basically knowing someone……some day i’m gonna figure out how to blimpjack the blimp! 😉

          • 1subgenius

            I’m gonna have to get back to Akron, I see:

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

              Make sure ya let me know! :)

            • 1subgenius

              Roger that.

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      That guy made me remember the phrase ‘crazy as a mouse in a milk can’.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      He actually has it on his blog. DEVo (or did you see that earlier?)
      http://www.communicationbysymbol.blogspot.com/
      He is freaked out by Soundgarden’s album covers and a book on the 1970 something,Miami Dolphins.

  • Nat-lificent
  • Observer

    Venezuelan ministros voluntarios, I am disappoint. Surely able Sciemtologists with tech-enhanced creativity should have been able to come up with something more like this:

    • Sherbet

      Definitely underwhelming artwork, I agree.

    • Just Dee

      The children in your photo are also smiling. The other sorry excuse for face painting… those kids are not happy. It looks like they had to tell, or threaten, the children to smile and only one has a forced sorta smile on her face. It’s disgusting.

  • SciWatcher

    Wow, those kids seem absolutely thrilled to be getting their faces painted.

    • Jimmy3

      I think they’re upset it doesn’t cover up more of their face. People can still see them with the VMs.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COUdRysUSsw. Old news but the simple mispronouncing of his name,Rathbone.

  • Matt in Atlanta

    Meanwhile…… Here is a little before and after pic,s. Defunct naCONon is defunct!

    • Mrs. V.

      Yay!

    • Sid

      That sign on the bottom picture looks straight up and vertical.

      • Matt in Atlanta

        Straight up and vertically put into the dumpster!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          I guess your right. My girlfriend would leave me if I drug that down to my man cave. Wait, she rarely comes down here.

    • BFM

      What a pretty “after” picture.

      • shasha40

        The Best I’ be ever seen !

    • LongtimeLurker

      I want that sign!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Beautiful!

    • shasha40

      To see it , you just made my week ! ( it is Thursday ! ) : D

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Grrrr! Matt in Atlanta personally derailed Narconon Atlanta. COB and Bob Adams are very highly enturbulated.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      There are souvenirs, and then there are war prizes… Just sayin’.

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    Excellent news report on the attempt to build a Narconon in Milton.

    Milton is a fast growing, multicultural community in wealthy Halton County. It was mostly rural with a very small town centre back in the 20th Century. Today it is part of the Toronto’s urban sprawl, what we call the Greater Toronto Area.

    It may be interesting that it is about half way between Toronto and the Ideal Org in Cambridge.

  • nottrue

    Anonymous Minnesota comes out in a blizzard to wish Lisa an early Happy Birthday [ Feb 10 ]

    • Matt in Atlanta

      Back in the day….

    • aquaclara

      A big shout-out to this hearty bunch of Anons in frosty Minnesota. Love the signs. You all rock.

    • BFM

      Hats off to these Anons. Blizzard or not, they are right there, reminding the world Lisa might be gone but not forgotten. That the crimes of the Cult will be brought under continuous attention by true devotees to the truth.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist
    • Sid

      “They said we’d get candy if we posed for a picture. I’ve never heard of candy called niacin. Why does my skin burn and itch. What was that bazillion year contract thing I signed?”

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Gahhhh – don’t get me started on kids on the Purif. There aughtabealaw!

        • Sid

          It’s always about the photo op. Show the pictures to the whales and collect for more photo ops, er I mean charitable volunteer minister projects.

        • SciWatcher

          Seriously? They actually have kids do it? I don’t know why that, or anything about Scientology, surprises me anymore. I guess I’m surprised that even more people haven’t ended up dead from the purif with the heat and high doses of vitamins.

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            Another reason I am waiting for the day for the city authorities to shut them down, and I can start dismantling it brick by brick. I already have a few who volunteered to pitch in.

            http://i.imgur.com/E3NsLOm.jpg?1

            • SciWatcher

              Ugh, yeah, I remember seeing that now. Bastards!

            • Jimmy3

              Sup with the two guys in the middle? Just hangin out in the sauna with a bunch of kids?

            • BFM

              They enjoy ecclesiastical protection for their pedophilic voyeurism. Puke!

            • Nat-lificent

              barf.

            • shasha40

              Another volunteer here , brick by brick , by fucking hand if we have too ! Oops , a little too enthusiastic ? ( still with the grin like a Cheshire cat on my face , and Ready !: D )

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      Sitting here thinking what a crappy photo this is and they used it anyway. Then I remembered what it’s like. You are supposed to promote all these fantastic things happening around the world, touching millions. And then you get the shittiest pictures sent to you to use as “proof” in publications & events. Like this one. It truly sucked. lmao
      eta: my grandson got spiderman face painting once and it was freaking awesome.

    • BFM

      So this whole group, including the children, count as their largest relief force in the world? (700.000, no less). Exploiting these people for PR purposes is lowly. But the clams falling for this shit is beyond words.

  • Bob Crouch

    How festive! Mar 13-15, celebrate El Con’s life at Flag. The next day, his life will be celebrated again–this time on HBO. I wonder if they’ve ripped out cable at Ft. Harrison yet?

  • Sid

    Wait until those kids are 14 and can join the Sea Org and see Mami again, whenever they want. (F5)

  • aquaclara

    what’suppresive, that pic of Tony on Aussie tv is golden.
    Love the hat, too.

  • Sejanus

    Ahhhhhh the news story on Narconon in Milton…can always spot a CHCH job from how the girls sing song the news.
    Great hearing about the scam getting the dry fist though.

    You would have less trouble opening a strip joint in Canada now than a Con site with all the horror stories before the court and public eyes.
    Make no mistake, the rulings will be legal, but the truth of the cult being behind it will have lawmakers and courts looking a little deeper to find those means to stop them cold.

    Hope they paid too much for the property, cuz they are going to eat it.

  • Ardent

    The ‘Parodis’? Parody?

  • nottrue

    Heads up….Narconon coming down….

    • BFM

      This is true.

      ML, nottrue. :)

    • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist

      Fuckers made a statue of it.

    • RMycroft

      Gumby escapes the cult!

    • Techie

      As many have noted before, the little distorted swastica of a man looks like is is running as fast as he can away from Narconon. An inadvertently appropriate logo. Now if we could just get the word out to all their potential customers.

    • Spackle Motion

      The ridiculous narconon man looks like an unfinished swastika.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    RTC WAR DIRECTIVE: WARBURTON, VICTORIA, ANZO SECTOR

    The Psych-infested city of Warburton has rejected our plans to expand Narconon 47x. Therefore, a state of WAR exists between the Imperial Scientology Bloviocracy and Warburton. Accordingly. our wog lawyers will sue Warburton for one trillion dollars. We will additionally flood Warburton with 1,000 American Squirrel Busters to find and investigate the crimes of its citizens. Fleet Admiral Miscavige has ordered Freedom Magazine to issue a special edition showing the relationship between Tony Ortega, Alex Gibney, Warburton, and their paymasters on Farsec via Eli Lilly. All cc’s to this declaration of interstellar war are to immediately begin raising money for this war. The sum of five billion dollars is needed by next Thursday 2:00PM local time here in Hollywood. As an aside, we in RTC remind the SP’s who are stealing toilet paper from the wog lawyer guest restroom on the 10th floor to stop it or face a black and inky eternity as a rock in outer space. It is up to you as a member of OSA to make it go right when it comes to toilet paper.

    • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist
      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Just as we in RTC thought: Warburton is awash in R6 implanting centers falsely called churches. It seems this implanting activity has been going on for generations. R6 implanting is the ‘why” behind Warburton opposing Scientology’s help. Our stormtroopers must shatter this implanting by distributing copies of The Way to Happiness and drowning a few dogs.

        http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/Warburton_Seventh_Day_Adventist_Church_002_zpsdbe860d0.jpg

        • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist

          Troops are ready to deploy Sir:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L5LhMp0SP8

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            Well done Scientologist!

          • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist

            They arrested those spokesmen bastards Sir:

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Get them into sec checks and find their connections to the Ortega-Gibney-SMERSH-CIA cabal and the Trilateral Commission. Find out how Henry Kissinger is calling the shots.

            • Cosmo Pidgeon

              There are so many Scientologists into these conspiracy theories about world governments. Illuminati, Trilateral Commission, etc. It’s the only way to explain why so many governments want to, or have thrown them out.

    • flyonthewall

      We want our air freshners and welcome mats back too!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        No!

        • BFM

          Can you issue an order on deodorants too, Sir? Mine gets nicked all the time. Thank you Sir!
          ps. without I stink an awful lot.

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            COB is raging and foaming like a mad dog! Given the urgency of planetary clearing and WWIII looming on the horizon why are you SP’s motivating on toiletries? Why are you working to put sabotage on COB’s lines?

            Where is the true Scientologist in this darkest hour?

            He is here and his name is Tom Cruise.

            http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/collateral1_zps728271fb.jpeg

            • BFM

              Bwhahahahaha! With due respect Sir, but that is seriously funny.
              Ps I want to save the world smelling good. Of course perfumeless deodorant only, Sir!

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              No rose-scented perfumes or scented substances of any kind are allowed. Only scentless substances are permitted in Scientology organizations.

            • BFM

              Yes Sir! We keep those Farsec enslavers out of our SO!
              Would it be okay if I dye my hair, Sir? Is peroxide a forbidden substance? I want to look young, healthy and Dynamic, just like you, Sir.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              RTC-approved hair care products and RTC-approved hair appliances are allowed only so long as they are COB’s brand of highly deluxe hair care products.

              “COB’s hair care products: Keeping pompadours Tone 40 since 1982!”

              http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/MinkOil_zpsbff2f4ce.png

            • BFM

              LMAO, cracked up now, you got me with this, tears of laughter! Thank you sir! Hahaha, never let an opportunity slip to make a buck! In COB We Trust!

            • Hingle McCringleberry

              I saw a press item that stated that Chairman of the Board, RTC was on the cusp of being promoted to the 9-star Admiralty position of Lord Grand Admiral of the Star Fleet. Do you have any comment on this?

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              It is actually the 19-star Admiralty position of Lord Grand Admiral of the Star Fleet.

    • Sid

      Scientology is always at War

      In Scientology there is always a degree of feeling they are at war with others. With psychs, with the press, with critics, with exes. It is part of their culture. Even in the words and phrasing they use:

      A criticism or even a comment that doesn’t agree with them is an attack.
      Portland and Los Angeles legal cases in the 1980s brought the crusades.
      Their daily staff routines consist of Strategic Plans and Battle Plans.
      Conditions Formulas have Enemy as one of the conditions.
      Uniforms of senior Sea Org are military in look.
      Ron was referred to as Commodore.
      When the battle with the IRS was over the event video splashed the word war boldly on the screen.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Finally! Sid is a wog who fully duplicates we in the Church of Scientology.

        Thank you Sid.

        • Sid

          If I duplicate (as-is) it hard enough will it disappear?

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            We in RTC investigated this so-called phenomenon of as-isness and discovered it to be pre-GAT and therefore obsolete. In GAT we learn from COB that everything goes solid all the time, particularly the attacks upon Scientology from Anonymous, bitter defrocked apostates, SP’s, and now Alex Gibney.

            Since the attacks began it has all gone solid. The only answer is to increase your IAS Patron status, take a selfie while getting your trophy, and then post it to Instagram.

            • Sid

              I’m sending you a check right away.

      • Rasha

        Don’t forget war with Oceana and Eurasia…

    • Jimmy3

      How the hell are you going to find criminals in Australia? Australians are some of the sweetest people I’ve ever spoken with. It’s not like it’s in their blood to go around committ—

      never mind. how do I delete posts here ?

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Oh come now! Australians are all crims. Even their kangaroos are suppressive.

    • Techie

      Hah, misread Bloviocracy as Bivalvocracy, the Kingdom of the Clams. I found this blowing in the wind on Sunset Boulevard: COB RTCSecurity Admin Third HGBAll hail to the Chief and may your squishy bits never grow mushy, I think that is how it goes. Only one question, your ultimate clammy mustiness, if the toilet paper situation grows truly perilous can we resort to using last week’s Seriously Definitely Unquestionably Serious Pronouncements of Doom to All Who Dare to Oppose? Inasmuch as these piles of issues far outnumber the tissues here in the basement. With all due respect, your groveling and insignificant slave, Sea Org member #3039, Swamper.

  • shasha40

    OK , does anyone else see this as a bad omen , L loon’s Birthday celebration occurring on a Friday … Scientology / COB / hobbet fuck , you should really learn to see around corners with those Sooper Powerz . Heads up people , foot bullets coming galore your way ! Oh yeah , and lots of lulz !
    I just need to say that I’ m really sick and tired of seeing the hobbit fuck , trying to ( and apparently successfully ) peddle Scienloonogy and it’s multi- tenacle ” goodwill programs ” to places/ people that may not have the type of internet access that many of us don’ t want to even think about . ” The Incredible shrinking world of Scientology ” . I love it !!!

    • BFM

      If you mean Venezuela and the Dominican republic as the remote area’s. rest assured. $cio has absolutely nothing in those countries. If you and I wanted to, we could fly over there and get much more impressive pictures suggesting we were a big deal there. Poor countries, people will stage for photo’s for almost any reward.

      • shasha40

        Which is why I dislike ( since hate is such a strong word ) Scientology . Exploitation in any form is wrong . I blame the currupt organization , not the poor people . Aren’ t they supposed to be the most ” able ” to help the ” able ” ? OK, I hate those fuckers !!! Thank you for listening to my rant everyone , especially you , BFM . : D

  • nottrue

    What a romantic way to spend Valentines Day……

  • farmland

    Why Protest Scientology? (In Scientologist’s Own Words) http://youtu.be/fdMc-dH2gko

    • http://www.scientology.org/ Scientologist

      Looking at both sides like Tory Magoo44 tought me:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emKvMPGSc0s

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        Agree inre. looking at both sides. That was pretty interesting in regards to learning a new framework into which to form your thoughts. What would an experience like that cost?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      This is a keeper!

    • BFM

      Nancy looks like a witch — not even kidding.

      • Cindy

        How much has Nancy given to Scientology over the years? Anybody know?

        • daytoncapri

          Let’s start counting:

          from wiki
          1. $10 mil: Cartwright was awarded Scientology’s “Patron Laureate Award” after she
          donated $10 million, almost twice her annual salary, to the Church in
          2007

          2. $ ?? to set up her own LRH-inspired “Happy House” Foundation

          3. $300k – She has achieved OT VII – Tony has shared many of the course fees up to this point. We can find about $300 K at this site – and you can see their logic http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/prices-cos.htm

          4. $500k ? She has described herself as a “Humanitarian” in a Dayton Daily News article; my speculation s that she’s given maybe another half-mill to get that status. http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/ron-howard-neil-gaiman-graveyard-book.html

          So it’s just a start, a lot guesswork at this point, but I come up with a conservative $10.8 million. Heck, let’s round it up to $11 million for now.

    • Frank Lee

      Excellent “back at ya” message!

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Now they go into the for profit college business.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO2HDlEBpcY&feature=em-subscription-upload

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X ***
    Stats day, 39 ads already, mainly LA and San Diego, come on South Cal, you too can do it!
    RedXers in Tampa , Albuquerque . SF & Sac have been doing well. Boston here is you opportunity to UP your Status, stop JJ & Nick in the Regional List.
    See all that in the Daily Wip. Keep checking for more ads from California later this evening every 2nd hours.
    RedX write up : https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321
    RedX spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    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.

  • anoni81b4u

    Two Tattoos, they look different, but say the same thing.

    • flyonthewall

      That’s trademark infringement. There are two ways we can fix this. Take your pick

      • BFM

        Both well deserved if I may say so. What a jackass!

      • Juicer77

        They WOULD be stupid enough to protest someone using their logo this way.

        • Chee Chalker

          DM yelled at Tommy Davis for getting this tattoo. (Or a Sea Org one). For that reason – trademark infringement.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Sure he put him over his little knee for a good bare bottom spanking.”Are you angry yet,Tommy?” “No eclisiastical leader harder ,harder, I’ll clean that off your pants,Sir!”

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Mr. John Paul Zocalli.

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        Blacking it out, Sons of Anarchy style is no longer an option?

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      At least SUCKER comes off with soap and water!!!

      • anoni81b4u

        you don’t think the second one is a tatt ?

        • L. C. Spencer

          Nah, that’s either a shop or one of those pranks guys play on their buddies when they’re passed out drunk.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Henna tatoo. BM would blow a gasket.

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          No, looks to Us like felt marker. (“Sharpie”) A temporary tat with temporary ink. Love the photos! :)

  • Truthiwant

    • Sid

      This picture just begs for shooping doesn’t it. I was tempted but didn’t dare go into the fact that most VMs just do touch assists for the most part. Creepy no matter what we add in thought balloons. This picture is creepy just by itself. Poor kids really don’t seem to want to be there.

    • anoni81b4u

      Poor kids
      Those women paint faces, like they pick religions .. SHITIDLY
      and yes, I just made up that word

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        Its a keeper. Shitidly.

    • valshifter

      Hugo Chavez is dead now anything American can come into the country. Including the yellow shirts targeting children.

    • ze moo

      Show me on the doll where the VM touched you.

  • KingofSweden

    Looks like Mr. Zoccali is winning friends and influencing people… geez, with allies like him, who needs enemies?

    • Juicer77

      Uh-oh, what did he do now?

      • KingofSweden

        see Tony’s update to today’s post above (it is small, you might miss it)…

        • RMycroft

          That’s what she said!

    • Chee Chalker

      What was up with that? I’m confused…. Was Zoccali threatening the Co$? Who was saying “what the f is wrong with you?”

      • KingofSweden

        I’m interpreting that as Mr. Zoccali addressing our esteemed proprietor in a rude manner.

      • BFM

        That’s how I took it too, thought he was anti-scio.

        • KingofSweden

          I think he might be anti$cilon, but there’s no need to be rude to Tony… see links in yesterday’s Bunker to some cray-cray pages about him…

          • BFM

            Oh thanks, I missed those.

          • Juicer77

            Be careful with the links, Norton reported issues but I think it’s just poor firewalls on his part, nothing malicious. But be wary.

      • Juicer77

        Aimed at Tony. LIke Hubbard, this crackpot thinks he has all the answers.

        • BFM

          Worse, he thinks he is a failed NSA experiment — see comment from Jimmy. Batshit crazy.

          • Juicer77

            He really has no idea what the NSA does. Got his alphabet soup all mixed up, poor fella.

            • BFM

              I’d say one word to him: tinfoil! :)

        • Chee Chalker

          But he (Zoccali) is an ex $cilon?

          • Juicer77

            No, he claims to have a $cion brother, I think. Also he’s a victim of brainwashing, the CIA, little green men from mars and I forget what all else.

            • Lucille Austero

              And he is the dumbass who is going to bring down scientology.

            • Missionary Kid

              Sounds like the perfect anti-$cientologist, as created by $cientology, so they can say we’re all crazy.

            • Chee Chalker

              Uh oh…..sounds like he could be the next Co$ spokesman

    • BFM

      I don’t really know this Zoccali… he is into communication by symbol? .. is he a Sciloon?

      • Jimmy3

        He’s not a Scientologist. He claimed that his brother is a Scientologist. He also claims Scientology brainwashed him, despite never being a Scientologist. He also claims the NSA was experimenting on him. When he goes outside in the daylight, sometimes a flat black man follows him. I made that last one up, but you get the idea. There’s something not right about this guy.

        • BFM

          Thanks for pointing out how serene he is Jimmy3, say no more.

        • Qbird

          mean-spirited wingnut is what he is.

          • L. C. Spencer

            In need of psychiatric treatment is what he is. Ironic that he has partly fixated on Scientology along with… everything else that he’s fixated on.

            • Qbird

              He smells an awful lot like Lifter1968 / Cigar Jeff.
              Just an odoriferous feeling, unpleasant, futile.

              Hard if not impossible to talk too & that’s sad but true.
              Easy to ignore and that’s a good thing.

            • L. C. Spencer

              Yikes, I remember Lifter. He was probably the worst I’ve come across.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            You forgot looney. His twitter picture looks like he is going to chop your head and feet off and mail them around Canada.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Wait, what? That flat guy follows me too. Mainly during the day.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            We had a flat black gym teacher but he got in trouble and didn’t say goodbye.

        • Lucille Austero

          But he is virus-free.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        He is psychotic

  • BFM

    OT: but Alexa shows some pretty damning figures about the official $ciloon sites. I am not Johnny Tank (god I miss him!) so, check out this link to Alexa. Many interesting data there, draw your own conclusions.

    Going over it, it seems pretty grim for the cult despite all the efforts and millions spend to “conquer” the interwebz :) Please share any conclusion you might reach. I find audience demography and geography interesting.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/scientology.org

    • Jgg2012

      I hate to say this, but they are improving. Why, they are pulling ahead of the Flat Earth Society. This blog and Rinder’s blog are still ahead of them.

      • BFM

        I saw that “improvement” too, just a little though and I think it has to do with “Going Clear”. See also the amount of students. And most striking, only three area’s the visitors are in: USA (by far the largest), UK and Germany… so much for unprecedented global expansion.

        ETA: thanks for your analysis :) appreciated.

        • Vaquera

          I concur. It’s from all the Going Clear news.

          • BFM

            And I think the general public is getting the news from outlets they are used to read/see/listen to these days. So they read it all in their trusted outlet and quickly check the Scio site but also the Bunker and Rinder. Except the two latter have large regular followers which explains why their overall rank is, and will stay, far above that of CoS.

    • Juicer77

      Bounce rate (visit and quickly leave) is still rising. I like the sites visited first – google, wikipedia, facebook, yahoo and youtube. Looks like people are getting more than just the $cilon viewpoint *gasp*
      Thanks for the link. I miss Tank too!

      • BFM

        Thanks! You got something I hadn’t seen in it yet, true, the first visited sites are telling!

        I checked the Bunker and Rinder too. regulars have this bookmarked of course.

        But euhm, the bunkeroos employers wouldn’t be too happy with the stat where we log in from : Work! LOL :) We are a bunch of addicts!

        • Juicer77

          I prefer to call it keeping abreast of current socio-religious norms. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it?

          • BFM

            Hahaha yes! Ask for a raise at your work :) You have convinced me.

          • Juicer77

            Plus I get to say breast.

            • BFM

              Never let an opportunity go by to say breast. 😉

        • Lucille Austero

          I call it browsing news sites on my breaks. Yeah.

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

      my site never used to even register on Alexa a year ago…. now we’re No 5,335,399 doesn’t sound like much but that figure has moved up over a million positions since the last time I looked

    • valshifter

      Basically USA is the only country where scientology is running rampant.

  • valshifter

    Quicly!! Quickly!!!! call all your OT7 and OT8’s to do something about Narco-Non Australia……………ckrickets…… ………………………………………….I’m waiting!!!!

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Marty Rathbun listed the basics of Scientology the other day. Included was the “fact” that psychs came from another
    planet. Clearly the church doesn’t believe that all psychs today came from outer space, so why is the church not protesting the thousands of psychs graduating each year from universities globally? Why is not calling for the shut down of psych studies? Shouldn’t its focus be to “save” young people from becoming “evil”?

    I know the answers, my questions are rhetorical. Miscavige could care less whether new “psychs” are created because he does not believe that psychs are destroying the world. The psych issue may be believed by the church masses, but Miscavige uses psych hysteria to raise money and to keep members under tight control.

    Politicians confronted by Narconon expansion into neighborhoods where it is not wanted, should stop “respecting” the “beliefs” of Narconon and start asking hard questions such as what type of counseling Narconon provides if it considers mental health counsellors, also known as psychologists, to be evil. In addition, Narconon insists it is not Scientology, so what f***ing beliefs are the Canadian and Australian authorities not “getting into”?

    • Sid_Snakey

      The church does not believe that new “psychs” are created. They believe that the psychs have always been the psychs. In millenia gone by they would have been very nasty people who tried to mentally destroy those around them, and they would have been called “bastards”. In this time and age their name is “psychs”.

      Therefore there is no need to protest universities, just hate the psychs.

    • April

      They use the CCHR to scare people away from getting effective mental health treatment from psychologists and psychiatrists, making the general public more vulnerable to the CO$ scam. I look at the CCHR public relations work as basically dirty political attack ads.

    • BeezleBobby

      Yes, yes and yes.

  • Sid_Snakey

    I’m late to the story today, so probably someone has already said this….but…..I have to smile when Scientology is undone by a “Freedom of Information” request.

    • BFM

      For all the things that is wrong in our system, the FOI-act is a shining exception! I like that act! It keeps the door open to many future revelations about many things, Scamology is just one topic.

    • RMycroft

      Especially since Scientology used FOIA requests as a harassment weapon. (And I’m still wondering about Babbles Schwarz and her campaign.)

      • BFM

        Their cure is becoming their poison, soon.

        • Missionary Kid

          I believe that it already has. They’ve used the civil legal system to harass people by suing them, now,they’re being sued multiple times. They’ve sought publicity for their celebrities, and now that brings ridicule for them.

          $cientology has tried to appear above the fray when the truth has been told about them by former members by vague statements and anonymous websites, but now are directly doing the attacking, which puts them in the mud, below the people they’ve attacked.

          New name for $cientology: Footbullets R Us.

        • valshifter

          Karma is biting them in the ass

  • Panopea Abrupta

    The bullies are running scared.

    After decades of abuse of the legal system and appalling behaviour with respect to critics, journalists and former members, the light of day is causing these cockroaches to squirm.
    It is astonishing how terrified $cientology is, in fact, of the truth.
    That it has lasted this long as a scam is already only due to the sophistication of the con and the power of it’s built-in blackmail.
    “Going Clear” looms like the shadow of doom.

    No actual live human-being has responded to the impending tsunami, just twitter, dishonest ads, smear, libel and defamation or threatening e-mails and trolls.
    The “spokesperson”, Karin Puow, who is but a rubber-stamp for DM, is so unreal that it has been common to see people doubt her very existence.

    The celebrities are hiding.
    Cruise is flirting with oblivion. It is no better than he deserves.
    Travolta was so disingenuous when interviewed the other night.
    He is another enabler.
    The window for them for leaving relatively intact is small and it is closing.

    Miscavige has been hiding for decades, only appearing in “public” in carefully stage-managed and controlled situations. He is beneath the challenges he faces – he is lacking in courage, flexibility and imagination.
    What he does have is a feral cunning and the amoral violent desire to manipulate, control and exploit.
    He will go down spitting and screaming and fighting.
    But go down he will.

    Where is hiding on the Tone Scale?
    Better ask Hubbard, DM, – he did it for decades too.

    • BFM

      Well there is actually one tone lower than hiding — which is can’t hide. There is where DM is right now. Whether he appears on camera or not, HE is the one in sharp focus and the little bugger can’t hide.

    • http://madhatter.ca/ Wayne Borean

      I’ve been wondering if Karin Pouw is in the Hole, sharing a desk with Heber. No one on the outside has seen her, or talked on the phone with her for a long time.

      Is she really in the Hole? I have no idea. But it would fit with the observed data.

  • valshifter

    Where is Waterhorse today?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      What is a Waterhorse? Somebody give me the crib notes?

      • valshifter

        it was a troll two days ago on the article about mistreatment of the mentally

  • nottrue

    ….the more people that see it the better

    • BFM

      Wow, great ad. It sure stirs up the curiosity.

    • 1subgenius

      I was planning on moving to Montana soon.
      Gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        They do chew tobacco and not many seem to floss except maybe in, Whitefish.

      • scottmercer

        Frank Zappa.

        • 1subgenius

          bingo

    • Vaquera

      I’ll try to remember to keep an eye on twitter two hours after screen time to get reactions. Will post a few if they are unique/fun/interesting.

    • valshifter

      can’t wait for it to come to LA

  • Vaquera

    Yesterday, a blogger named Kirk Lennon posted this article about his recent visit to the Co$ Seattle……

    My Afternoon With Scientology, Or: I Visited A Cult So You Don’t Have to

    After this, I can completely see how they got to be such a successful cult, even after it’s been common knowledge for so long that they aim to control your life and take your money. In my run-down, she really did describe my own failings with shocking accuracy. At several points, I wondered how she could have known, and for a second even wondered if it were possible that they might have somehow researched me secretly while I was taking the test. Except that these were universal human weaknesses that could apply to anybody. And really, it was obvious. Still, I went in there knowing they were going to pull that exact stunt, and it still got to me. I felt truly disturbed for two days. I can completely understand now how somebody thinking this was a legitimate personality exam would be completely taken in. She was a real professional at breaking you down psychologically and claiming ownership of your mind. I really see how someone who wasn’t aware that they’re a cult and was actually seeking help wouldn’t stand a chance.

    http://www.kirklennon.com/a/scientology.html

    • scottmercer

      Really good article.

      • Kirk Lennon

        Thanks!

  • Vanfan

    As promised here is the email response to the phone call I made yesterday to HBO Canada regarding airdate of Going Clear in Canada:

    Thank you for contacting us. Here at HBO Canada, it is always a pleasure to hear from our subscribers and to address any questions that you may have.

    I am sending you an e-mail in regards to the phone call you had made yesterday to HBO Canada about the documentary Going Clear. The documentary’s distributor, is a small company and
    it is believed that they want to do a theatrical release.

    However, we are working on acquiring the rights to this film. But if we do, it likely will not be in time to match the HBO premiere. I’m sorry that is all the information I have at this time. Your comments have been forwarded to our Programming Department for review.

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. If you have any further questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or toll free at 1-877-426-5551. A Customer Care Representative is available to take your call Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 9pm EST.

    Sincerely,

    Melyssa
    Ford

    Customer Care
    Representative

    • Vanfan

      I have to say I am mightily disappointed and I am now considering a trip south in search of a hotel with HBO.

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

      here’s the UK’s response

      pic

    • M from Toronto

      Thanks for posting, Vanfan. I had just thought we’d get it as a matter of course, since it was HBO. Turns out Canadian HBO is like Canadian Target; half the selection and none of the exclusives.

  • Nat-lificent

    If anyone has pinterest and wants to look, I was procrastinating and organized my like 250 shoops (who knew?) on some boards: Scientoonery, Scientoonery hardcore, The Hobbit Fuck, Bunker Inside jokes etc. and I found some stuff never posted here. Fun. https://www.pinterest.com/natlificent/

    • Nat-lificent

      Example (credit to L Wrong Hubtard for punchline — blame on me for the poorly shooped face (but you get the idea):

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d6/93/ee/d693ee40b38a1446c63a8dc88a90544c.jpg

      • Dr_Orpheus

        Personally, I prefer the term Extreme Ecclesiastical Ethics Action to slap.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I’d tell you I’m blushing, but since I’m mighty pink, you might not see it.

        • Nat-lificent

          It’s so good. I wish DM’s face came out better

    • BFM

      Quite a cool collection! Some very hilarious.

  • RMycroft

    I love letters like their Birthday Event one where they name lots of people and their positions. Because every time they do, a Sea Orger gets their laurels nailed in place.

    Category:Sonya Jacques

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Thanks, RMycroft. For newbies or those who don’t know why some of us are talking as we do about Sonya Jacques, this Tampa Bay Times article about Hy Levy, a regular at Flag reg offices before he passed, will give you a peek inside life as a Flag Reg. And that’s before it got Really cannibal crazy as it is today. I highly recommend setting any drinks down, put your seats in the upright position, and fasten your seat belts.

      “Sonya Jacques, 67, sold to celebrities such as John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Tom Cruise. Considered the queen of the Clearwater reges, she consistently led the board with sales of $500,000 to $700,000 a week, Levy said.”

      http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/former-scientology-insiders-describe-a-world-of-closers-prospects-crushing/1201166

      http://i.imgur.com/J4mTlT3.jpg

      • Eivol Ekdal
      • RMycroft

        She’s 70-71 now. How long before she gets kicked to the curb?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          As I remember it, Harvey’s former wife just disappeared on day. You know how that goes. I really thought he had been kicked to the curb. She must have landed a major whale donation or a celeb and they dug her back up.

      • salmondecides

        thank you for the link. so much material there. i thought i had read everything.

      • Stacy

        Ooh. “Top Bridge Consultant on the planet.” How very, very.

        I wonder if she cries from sheer exhaustion and if she considers herself happy?

        • Mark Foster

          The Borg don´t have human emotions…

  • Vaquera

    A report that the report I wasn’t even aware of is false:

    John Travolta and Kelly Preston NOT Getting Divorce, Despite Report

    http://www.gossipcop.com/john-travolta-kelly-preston-divorce/

    I haven’t been in da’ Bunker much today, so forgive me if this bit of tawdry gossip has already been word cleared.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      “Decades old”?

      Hmmmm where have I heard that phrase used before?…

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

      my comment there

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    Pat what?

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    Can’t neglect the little wifey!

  • eloise

    The Scientology Cure featuring our proprietor is on ID channel on east coast optimum right now.

    Eta: off topic….

    • Sandy

      Deadly Devotion – Elli Perkins is on “ID” channel now, also featuring our proprietor

      Oops – same show as eloise mentions

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    Coming soon to a theater or television near you, Four Feet Thirteen, Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

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

    new post up http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk

    …. oh, and I was at the Apple Store recently and left this…. every little bit helps, no?

    • LongtimeLurker

      That’s great! I’m stealing that idea.

      • Chee Chalker

        Me too!!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          me, three. It’s on my way to work and i lost my ipad.

          • shasha40

            Me quatro !

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I really is a fun idea! Even if customers don’t get turned on to the Bunker, do it enough times and some employees will get hooked.

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    “My story is the one that can DESTROY my dumb ass!!!!” —J. Paul Zoccali, Esq.

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    Thus Spoke Zoccali

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Mr. Zoccali looks insane. He has every form of social media available.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=J.+Paul+Zoccali&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    • LongtimeLurker

      To be fair, that second one down is only ABOUT him, not BY him. And it’s worth a read.

      But yes, he loves him some social media.

      He says he worked for “Atlas Media Corporation, A&E Television Networks, Viacom”.

      Sure.

    • Stacy

      My, I’m at a loss over this one. Really mentally ill, or just trying to mess with people? Mr. Zoccali is…weird.

      http://communicationbysymbol.blogspot.com/

      • Sandy

        Poor man

        edit: I have a cousin who is mentally ill. I feel bad if he has no support. My cousin had no support for a while.

        • Sandy

          Mary’s mental illness was new to our family. Big family – 21 1st cousins.

          Small town in rural Minn. She was really without family help. Because no one knew what to do. Mary got lost. no one of our family even knew. Mpls – homeless & lost

        • Stacy

          If you read his whole blog, you get the sense that his family and old friends (and people he’s met), have tried to convince him he’s very ill and needs help, and he’s just incorporated this into his paranoid delusions. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least to find that he’s been admitted into psych hospitals at least 2 or 3 times, and that he refuses to take his prescribed medication.
          I’ve supported numerous people in dealing with their mental illnesses. But I wouldn’t know how to support someone who doesn’t want/ won’t take support. Very sad and scary situation.

          • Sandy

            My cousin Mary went off the grid – her husband & kid left her & she went homeless in Mpls. The old Franklin hotel ended up her home. She went off the grid. Tragic. Weep.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              So sorry to hear that, Sandy.

            • Stacy

              Very tragic. Was your family able to help her after that? My experiences with several seriously mentally ill people have all involved people who wanted to take their meds and who wanted to get better. I’ve not had personal experience with someone like your cousin Mary. The mental illness alone is tragedy enough. When you can’t help, on top of that…
              (((HUGS))) Sandy.

            • Sandy

              Mary was lost to us. I am now 65. All aunts & uncles are gone. I have no idea what eventually happened to my dear cousin.

            • Stacy

              I’m so sorry to hear that Sandy. What a tragedy. Someday, we’ll stop losing people we love to serious mental illness. That day could come sooner if we could stop CoS’s persecution of mental health practitioners. They only make things worse.

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    What’s scarier than one J. Paul Zoccali?

    • Lucille Austero

      Jenny, I am seriously starting to like you.

  • Stacy

    Those kids with the face-painting look seriously unhappy. Shouldn’t kids who’ve just had their faces painted be happy or excited or something else positive?

    Apparently, CoS Volunteer Ministers can’t even get the face-painting of children right. That’s pretty sad.

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

    Kittehs, Micael K, snark on scientology and Travolta, what’s not to like?

    http://dlisted.com/2015/02/05/hot-slut-of-the-day-549/

  • Todd Tomorrow

    That DeMoss woman never answers her phone. How in the hell does he bring home the bacon. I always get her google voice mail.

  • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

    Tony Ortega: Play it once, Zoccali. For old times’ sake.

    J. Liberace Voccali: [lying] I don’t know what you mean, Mr. Ortega.

    Tony Ortega: Play it, Voccali. Play “As My Dumb Ass Goes Bye-Bye.”

    J. Liberace Voccali: [lying] Oh, I can’t remember it, Mr. Ortega. I’m a little rusty on it.

    Tony Ortega: I’ll hum it for you. Da-dy-da-dy-da-dum, da-dy-da-dee-da-dum-ass…

    [J. Liberace Voccali begins playing]

    Tony Ortega: Sing it, Voccali.

    J. Liberace Voccali: [singing] I must remember this / My ass is still an ass / My ass will soon be grass / The basics do apply / As my dumb ass goes bye-bye.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Back away from the hooch, jennnayyyyyyy!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Really! No more sugar in the cereal, OK Jenny?

        • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

          “Really! No more sugar in the cereal, OK Jenny?”

      • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

        “Back away from the hooch, Jennnayyyyyyy!”

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    I do not know if this has been posted already, if it has, I apologize. Apparently, Mr. Zoccali is a well known psychotic: http://johnzoccalicyberbully.blogspot.com.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      A simple hearsay search is obvious in it’s obviousness ness ness…..

      • Still_On_Your_Side

        I was deficient in my havingness at the time, and missed the obviousness of his beingless.

        • Artoo45

          It’s okay, the isness still is . . .

  • Todd Tomorrow
    • Stacy

      Sounds like a hater, looks like a serial killer should.

      • beauty for ashes

        That’s seriously scary coming from you! He is blocked here, no?

        • Stacy

          Well, the intense, scary expression he has is what we all think a serial killer should look like, yes? Instead, they mostly look like “the boy next door.”

          I’m definitely not saying I think he’s a serial killer. I’m just saying in that pic, he looks like we all think a serial killer should look. That’s all.

          You should look down a few comments and check out his blog, Communication by Symbol. He is a VERY disturbed man who needs some serious help. Eileen’s not still around tonight is she? I’d like to hear her thoughts on his blog.

          • beauty for ashes

            I looked, I don’t have the words to adequately summarize what I thought. You do profile people though, and I trust your instincts.

            • Stacy

              I’m not an FBI profiler, or anything like that. Just a criminologist. Though honestly, the vast majority of profiling is just understanding statistics. What are the norms. Taking it beyond that is just going into the realm of guesswork. Or hunches. Or other unscientific practices.
              I appreciate the confidence in my instincts, but in this instance, I really was just saying this guy looks uber-creepy. I really don’t think he’s a serial killer. I think he’s very mentally ill and in need of help, but I don’t think he’s Ted Bundy in disguise.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            He cleans up very well but often looks like a psycho.

      • Frodis73

        I read some of this blog and comments there and at other sites. Totally would not surprise me if this guy snaps one day. He was threatening to shoot people like that kid from CA did last year/summer. He needs help and it’s actually quite sad. Mostly scary.

        • Stacy

          How do you convince a guy that he’s mentally ill, most likely a paranoid schizophrenia, clearly experiencing psychosis, when his delusions center around a conspiracy that everyone is out to isolate him and drive him crazy/ make him think he’s crazy?
          This guy needs to be Baker Acted, pronto!

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Baker Acted? We call it 51/50ed. He worked at, The Holiday Inn at the front desk. If I wass a woman, i’d rebook at, Le Quality Court.

          • Frodis73

            From reading his blog, I have a hunch he may live in a 1/2 way or 3/4 house type place. Might be wishful thinking on my part though. Two people that posted on his site urged him to get help. I hope somebody is keeping an eye on him.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Magnotta?

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Not as gay porn star. More like a menacing female hating serial killer.

        • Stacy

          John Paul Zaccoli, or whatever he calls himself.

    • April

      So he writes a blog about himself, calling himself a bully? smh

      • Todd Tomorrow

        No, his blog is bizarre. This was written by someone he messed with. He has a whole hit list of mostly girls on his blog.

        • Artoo45

          I need a shower now . . .

          • Todd Tomorrow

            His blog shows how paranoid he is of everything. Seems in need of some TLC from the San Francisco public Health. One thing about SF is they take care of their people. I’m in the Bay Area twice a month for work and have never felt threatened.

    • Scream Nevermore

      He claims his brother is a $cino and tried to brainwash him into the cult when he was 10. Could explain a lot.

  • AutOmatic

    BREAKING!!! Jenna Elfman endorses Narconon!!! LRH approves…(*pic* refresh)

    • Vaquera

      You are scary good.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        And creepy!

        In a good way!

      • AutOmatic

        Thanks! I was saving this for tomorrows post, but couldn’t wait, heh. Figured a little something for the late crew :)

        • Vaquera

          appreciated

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Nightmarishly good.

        • Vaquera

          THDNE- I’m commenting to you over here so as not to disturb today’s thread with what may just be my hyper-troll sensitivity. I have the feeling that Plotinus is Cat Daddy. Read his/her comments. Whadda’ you think?

    • Sid

      Amazing!

    • what’suppressive

      Top stuff AutO, Jenna’s a new addition, yes? I was thinking that Shelley would be dead easy. You know just a pair of eyes peering out of the darkness…. Looney Tunes style.

      • AutOmatic

        Thanks, and yea Jenna is my newest, also lol i may do one about the “hole that doesn’t exist” with multiple eyes peeking and dave as a dom slavemaster….*makes some notes*

    • Rita Gregory

      I’m really loving these. You are very talented!

      • AutOmatic

        Thank you, glaf you dig ’em, I have more coming for sure.

    • ShoopZ

      APPLAUSE!

  • Vaquera

    I have the little idea in my head that Tony may have snuck off to Missoula for tonight’s screening of Going Clear.” Anywhoo, the thought puts a smile on my face.

    • Vaquera

      As in a VERY tickled smile. (refresh)

      • beauty for ashes

        That is sooo adorbs! Although I hope Tony is thoroughly relaxing tonight. That man works HARD!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Smock! Smock! Smock!

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Have your ever been to Missoula?

      • Vaquera

        Nope. Big Sky, yes.

  • Observer

    OT: Mean Tweets. I want to see Tom Cruise do this.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5M1ZKPCLb4I

    • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

      “OT: Mean Tweets. I want to see Tom Cruise do this.”

    • Nat-lificent

      He would talk back all defensive and condescending

      “‘Nat, Nat, Nat, you don’t even– you’re glib. You don’t even know what pull your head out of your ass is. If you start talking about my mental imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories about me, okay?”

      • https://jennyatlax.wordpress.com/ JennyAtLAX

        Nat, Nat, Nat, you don’t even– you’re glib. You don’t even know what pull your head out of your ass is.

  • Nat-lificent

    I have three questions:
    1. Did Catdaddy/destructor of worlds get banned again or did he delete himself?
    2. What happened to the Jillian Schlessinger videos on Surviving Scientology?
    3. One of my fave channels Get Becky Out is poof-gone and with it the seven part interview with Neil from Manchester (I think it was Manchester). Did anyone happen to mirror it?

    • Robert Eckert

      The Destructor ID was banned. Howdy believes that he knows who the new ID is.

      • Nat-lificent

        It always become obvious XD

        • Robert Eckert

          For what it is worth, I believe that Howdy is correct. We will all see soon enough, I expect.

          • Nat-lificent

            I don’t really care, but for some reason I do like him having him around.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Me, too except when he got too liquored up. Poor CD, what was he actually banned for?

            • Nat-lificent

              It doesn’t matter. He’ll be back.

            • Smokey Wallisa

              A night when he posted almost a quarter of the total comments…all related to UNICEF. Not kidding.

            • Plotinus

              “he was banned after he posted almost a quarter of the total comments…almost all related to UNICEF”

              If it wasn’t a sad topic, this comment would be freakin’ hysterical. LOL

            • Plotinus

              Is this even true? I’m still cracking up about it:)

            • Smokey Wallisa

              Yes, it’s true.

          • sookiesookie

            Robert, I respect your observations a lot. I liked Longtime Lurker. Do you think it’s possible that he was another sock of J3’s? I don’t see why else he’d just disappear the same night; OTOH his account hasn’t been deleted like unfollowed’s was.

            I know it’s stupid to trust anyone online, but after a while I kind of do anyway. So socks are disturbing.

            • Robert Eckert

              That thought did cross my mind. I strongly doubt it, but you never know.

            • sookiesookie

              Thanks, I appreciate your opinion.

      • Jo

        I was always suspicious of Destructor, not sure why? I never minded Cat Daddy’s posts. God, this place is confusing.

        • Nat-lificent

          XD

        • Science Doc

          He gets drunk and it gets very, very bad for a couple of hours and then bam.

          • Jo

            I know Doc, I hope he get’s better.

      • Smokey Wallisa

        I think it starts with the letter J.

      • Vaquera

        Robert, I’m asking here so as not to disturb today’s thread ( I’ve asked THDNE, too.). My troll radar is making me think that both Plotinus and fungus are, in fact, Cat Daddy. Read the comments and let me know what you think. Am I being hyper-sensitive to trolling?

    • Science Doc

      It’s like watching a drunk fall off the wagon.

      • Nat-lificent

        True :(

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I looked for the Jilliane vids and found only one last week, maybe two weeks ago. I know Karen was hacked or something last month. Maybe she just wants to be left alone for awhile.

  • John P.

    Opportunity to spread some entheta: Story appearing on something called World Religion News a few minutes ago where a Scientology parent explains why the Super Bowl ads were really amazingly super-wonderful. I don’t have time to comment in detail myself, but if a bunch of you West Coast types who don’t have a pre-dawn start tomorrow wanted to chime in, providing the alternative to this smarmy (but surprisingly well written, for a cultie) piece, it would probably be helpful. Enjoy!

    http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/scientology/scientology-age-answers-means-scientologist-parent

    • Mymy88

      Oh ny gosh John! I just now was alerted of that same ewwwwwwwww article and I came straight here to post it and you beat me to it. It’s so sickening. Pass the barf bucket please! Uck! Pooey! Blarrrrg. ack!@

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Are you Baby with a sneaky new sock?

        • Mymy88

          Nah, it’s just a photo I thought was funny that was on a meme that was going around a while back.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Cute picture. It wasn’t the avi, but what you wrote came across just like something Baby would write.

    • scnethics

      Don’t bother – it’s a COS site and they’ll never show your comments.

      • John P.

        They use Disqus. I just posted something. Wonder how long it will last…

        • scnethics

          When I visit the page, your comment doesn’t show. I’ve tried to post to this site and the comments are never shown.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Not seeing it. Mine went under moderation.

        • Are_sics

          Mine was in moderation for a couple hours, then gone. 0 comments still. Just another one. I merely pointed out that the educational theory that gets called “study technology” was never state of the art and is long past archaic, now — and was never original with hubbard either. I also wished the author’s family well and hoped none of them was ever put in a position to disconnect from another. And pointed out that the Thomas & Friends book must have been highly restimulative for his son for it to have made him happy as a clam.

    • Mother Teegeeack

      This is nothing new. Tad Reeves is a long-established disciple of the Bovine Bigamist and has previously written many similar pieces dating back at least five years.

    • Robert Eckert

      His little kid starts reading and runs into the dread M/U: “Having spotted this, after one particular meltdown session, I was able to find a number of words he’d gone past in the Thomas & Friends book he’d been reading (“buffers” and “pistons” and “fireboxes” and all manner of steam engine parts he had no idea about). After clearing those up with him, he was happy as a clam”

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        The kid probably has figured out consciously or unconsciously that If he has “MUs” that he gets to spend more time with his dad.

        • Nat-lificent

          sad face

      • Nat-lificent

        STFU. It didn’t say “clam” did it?

        • Robert Eckert

          Yes it did. It was awesome.

          • Nat-lificent

            Yes!

    • scnethics

      To their credit, it’s the best piece of online religious cloaking I’ve seen.

    • scnethics

      Here’s the disclaimer above the comment section:
      Please keep our community civil. All comments must follow the Comment Policy, and will be moderated prior to posting. WRN reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s name and location, in any medium.

      Translation: We are the Church of Scientology. Piss off. :)

    • Frodis73

      Anybody else annoyed that he refers to himself as husband/father but to his wife as mommy/wife? I know it’s a little thing, but it totally stood out to me. I feel sorry for his kids. I have read his blog in the past. This guy doesn’t blow his nose w/out consulting what LRH says about it.

      • Artoo45

        It’s all a bit precious. Hubbard was a complete and total shit parent whose children hated him.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Zero comments when I checked in. I have posted here in the past, and have never seen one that passed “moderation.” World Religion News is a front.

      I posted again just for old time’s sake. Check back in an hour or so and see if it’s there. (But don’t hold your breath!) Here’s what I had to say:

      • Artoo45

        Yeah, my comment about what a great father Elron was is waiting to be approved. Right.

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

      damn… I hope this gets past moderation…

      • Nat-lificent

        Lol!

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Nothing goes through over there.

        • Oxford Analyzis

          Scilons!

    • Nat-lificent

      I’m not going to comment. In this age of click-counting, I feel like comments would only be doing him a favor. Also, his bosses at World Religion News might promote him if he can prove he is being persecuted by a mob of non-believers XD

    • Ella Raitch

      I posted a comment on an earlier, similar (heh!) article but comment did not get past moderation. Someone tweet freedom mag on this media ethics issue! They are not allowing both sides of the story!

      • Oxford Analyzis

        I suspect that might be a scilon website

    • scottmercer

      None of you guys’ comments posted. No comments are EVER approved I think. Actually, traffic from The Bunker today is probably the only traffic this guy has received at any time. It’s pretty obviously a Sci web site if you read the small print. Contributor Scientologist, site owner Scientologist, only links to outside content are Scientology, except for a gratuitious survey about the Pope at the top of the page to throw people off.

      • Oxford Analyzis

        Drop down menu for major religions… Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology… lol

        • anoni81b4u

          That’s what I was thinking. I left a post there and of course it was not put up. But the scientologist who deleted it .. is now aware of: Xenu and OTIII and this web site! Shit must drive the clams crazy.

    • Artoo45

      Disgusted, I finally left this comment for them after three tries . . .

      • Cosmo Pidgeon

        I tried also, and was rather nice explaining that I was a father and also but tried to explain the unexpected disconnection that more than likely will happen. I never got through moderation and it appears no one does.

    • Mark Foster

      Worked with Tad´s(author of the article) dad, Richard Reeves, at the org in DC. Both of them are gung-ho scientologists. Dealt with Tad´s wife when she came in to the HGC for auditing.

  • mook
    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Phase two begins….

      • scnethics

        As Rocket Racoon would say: “Ohh…Yeah…”

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Everything at Smersh HQ on the dark side of the moon is going according to plan.

        • Science Doc

          I am Groot!

    • Mymy88

      Ha ha. I love one of the other comments in the thread (about Fox News
      airing these ads): “Greta will not be amused.”

      Gotta love that too.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      So. BEAUTIFUL.

      (I had to post an image, above. Thank you for this!)

  • MaxSpaceman

    OT. For Jason Beghe and Chicago P.D. fans, an insider on Facebook, from the production crew of Chicago P.D. just let news drop that the series has been picked up for Season 3.

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

      No Jason Beghe fans here. (Hides from Baby)

      • beauty for ashes

        uh oh, you’re fucked!

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

          I am Bunker Kha-Khan, I think.

          • Enturbulated Masterbator

            Then are you related to Chaka Khan?! I love her music.

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

              Sweet 80’s.

      • what’suppressive

        That old movie “monkey shines” scared the entheta out me! He was pretty good in that, but the mind reading monkey stole the show. That would make a good shoop me thinks. There’s one scene where Ella the monkey is holding a syringe up against poor Jason’s face. He’s helpless. Dave the lil’ mischievous mind reading monkey!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Remember the operation scene? Yeah, I saw that the night before I was having major back surgery. Not kewl.

    • Bob

      Great, really good show.

  • Douglas D. Douglas
    • Science Doc

      47X.

    • Spackle Motion

      I was trying to talk a lawyer friend of mine the other day that he should get on the Narconon lawsuit train. Not too many lawyers want to take it on, unfortunately.

      • Frodis73

        Me too!! I think he thinks I don’t know what I am talking about really. He finally looked at the material and was shocked they have gotten away with it for so long. Ha, if he only knew what we know.

    • Mymy88

      Ha ha. I love one of the other comments in the thread (about Fox News airing these ads): “Greta will not be amused.” Gotta love that too. (edit, oops sorry, replied to the wrong person – was meant for mook and his link). I’ll fix it.

    • Missionary Kid

      Lawyers can be ambulance chasers, but in this case, I applaud their recruitment efforts.

      • Science Doc

        Narconon is the Mesothelioma of rehabs.

      • Enturbulated Masterbator

        In the case of $cienTotallyBlows they would be chasing those damn DC-8s full of pesky Thetanoids!

    • Vaquera

      This is straight up and vertical amazing!

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Here is the YouTube channel for Rolshouse Law. The Narconon ad has not yet been uploaded. First person who spots it PLEASE link here. I am waiting for the deliciousness. (And don’t want to sit through Fox News to get it!)

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzg_wJQ-N0Dh_KMFAmkvb3w/videos

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

    Chicago Fire gets renewed too (season 4). Go Christian Stolte!

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

    Just in and I believe relevant to Tony’s post…

    • LongtimeLurker

      trufax – The 7 Network is one of our ‘big’ 3 commercial networks.

      “Dodo; Everywhere at once, 24/7.”

    • Ella Raitch

      Figured he would be on this…go Bryan!

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

    I don’t get that email to Tony.. Is the guy a troll?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Worse he is a very unstable, mentally ill troll.

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

        Sure looks like it.

    • http://www.xenuismybuddy.com/ TheMirrorThetan

      Probably just a whackadoodle. better not get too close, I hear it is catchy.

    • giggler

      An attention seeker

    • Sidney18511

      I think the dude is mental. For real. He should be ignored.

  • http://www.xenuismybuddy.com/ TheMirrorThetan

    Ok, since you opened the subject. What the fuck IS wrong with you, Tony?
    Giving a shit and working against the church of greed, and fighting for justice against the bully tactics and not even having a personal stake in it? Who does that? You don’t even charge for all the time and effort, and personal cost to yourself. Hasn’t COS taught you anything? You should be charging big fees to even look at this blog, and even bigger ones to get an email from you. Get it together, Man.

    Disclaimer: I haven’t read any other posts yet, and if this subject has been done to death, please ignore my comment and pretend I wasn’t here, much love, the person known as TheMirrorThetan.

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

      I guess investigative journalist is a real thing.

      • http://www.xenuismybuddy.com/ TheMirrorThetan

        I guess it is. Not that you would know it from some of the tossers here in Australia who call themselves investigative journalists.
        They couldn’t investigate their own arseholes if they were on fire.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Wow.

    Looks like Scientology finally got that 24 hour banner ad on YouTube:

    (refresh)

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

      Haha! Halo font I used earlier.

      I want to see this movie, a little.
      Mila Kunis, you know.

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      lol. That move got an interesting review buzzing around Twitter today. Headline: Jupiter Ascending is Like Battlefield Earth without the Excuse of Scientology (not to dash your hopes, Dodo. Mila’s probably worth it anyway. For me, Barry Pepper was the best thing about Battlefield Earth as long as we’re comparing.) 😉

      http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2015/02/review-jupiter-ascending-is-like-battlefield-earth-without-the-excuse-of-scientology/

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

        This sounds like a really, really lame bad flick.

      • http://www.skippress.com/ Skip Press

        You’re confusing that with the movie in Elwrong’s mind – Freight Trains On Venus! – (his exclamation mark)

  • Sidney18511

    Ellie Perkins story featuring Mr. O is on now 2:00am eastern time on discovery ID.

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

    O/T: Interesting new article from CRACKED on placebo:

    “7 Creepy Physical Changes Your Mind Can Make in Your Body”

    Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_21932_7-creepy-things-your-mind-can-trick-your-body-into-doing.html#ixzz3QwpcUzPI

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

    Carnival commercial, narrated by JFK, that I thought at first is a Sea Org ad narrated by Hubbard.
    My apologies to Carnival and JFK.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xQ-HyzAgRk

    • Shelly Britt Corrias

      Thanks, beautiful ad. This aired during the Super Bowl. I loved it. Creationists did not and are complaining. I really thought the statement about coming from the sea could be interpreted many ways.

    • Sidney18511

      I thought the same thing when I first saw it!

  • Shelly Britt Corrias

    Linking to a comment from this morning regarding livestream of Enough is Enough conference in Dublin, in case anyone missed it and wants to watch. Jon Atack, Russel Miller, John Sweeney, Nancy Many. It’s about 9 1/2 hours from now.

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/theundergrondbunker/thursday_57/#comment-1836914390

  • Ella Raitch

    In case it hasn’t already been posted – some media updates on this story – including Scooter on ‘A Current Affair’…links around the attached

    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?35744-Australia-Church-of-Scientology-drug-rehab-centre-rejected&p=1002857#post1002857

    Ben McCormack is really making Scientology his beat, too.

  • kemist

    O/T : This is where I am right now

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

      Is it good or bad?

      • Sidney18511

        Yeah dodo, I’d like to know that too! You really can’t tell from the pic.

      • kemist

        Good :). This was taken from the house of my friends in Kolkata.

        I have escaped the snow and cold for some time.

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

          Happy for you, Kemist! :)

        • TheQueenofBulgravia

          kemist, We also have friends in Kolkata! Our friends help people world-wide who have had malicious viruses put on their computers. They work for Windows. By using legitimate commercial remote access providers, they will remove malware. Such nice young men. We are sure your Friends do not know Our “friends!!!
          Our would-be-Raj boyfriends do not know that they have cold-called Grama’s Karma Kafe–“There Is No Menu, You Get What You Deserve!” We fit their demographics and they, unknowingly, fit Ours! We have spent many happy hours scam-baiting these assorted, NOT Microsoft, scammers. They torturously lead this semi-competent Olde Lady to Our computer’s “eventviewer” to show (normal) error messages–>malicious virus evidence. Then we go to AMMMY or TEAMVIEWER etc (usually assorted and multiple times in the same call). We supply fake remote access ID #s. Fake Credit cards–that conform to the algorithims to appear legit and even correctly configured AMERICAN or MONEYGRAM confirmation numbers are in Our Karma Toolbox! (not an IT whiz, but The Google is Our best friend.)
          When We are tired of toying and wasting their time, We ask them, “When you leave work today, would you rob an old lady on the street with a knife?” “oh,NO!” “Then what makes it ok to rob a little olde lady with a phone?” etc.We remain very sweet, while speaking of morality and mortality–Yama,The Lord of Justice and Chitragupta, the Karma accountant/or the 5 Pillars of Islam, etc. We have got the response,”Nobody’s ever talked to me like this.” A couple have called Us back for further non-scam conversations!
          Like $ci, we sincerely care about both the scam victims and those caught up by circumstances to do what their criminal bosses mandate.
          An example call with a usual ending

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

          • kemist

            If you go to Delhi, you’ll see that extracting money from foreigners is somewhat of an art form there. You have to be quite careful with taxis for instance. They will tell you the hotel you have booked has burned down to bring you to one where the owner will give them money for bringing clients. Local guides at tourist attractions will try to charge you 2-3 times the habitual rate. This is very playful though (Indians are a playful bunch, often you’ll see adult men mock fighting like schoolboys) and when found out they will not show any remorse, or anger, to you.

            They also drive like madmen. Lines and signs on the road are more like suggestions than law (I strongly advise foreigners against driving anywhere in India. If you hit someone, the local people tend to beat you up. There are no lawyer battles and court settlements there). The surprising thing about it is that, all things considered (took-tooks, rickshaws, motorbikes, pedestrians, cows, monkeys, buses and cars all moving inches from each other), this works remarkably well – with copious use of horn.

    • Jimmy3

      Why are you in a tree?
      Get out of the tree.

    • Ella Raitch

      Northern Africa?

      • kemist

        Northern India

        • Ella Raitch

          Nice…bit warm? And wet?

          • kemist

            Pleasantly warm, no rain at this time of year.

            I was in Delhi in the last few days and it’s colder there.

    • Baby

      Oh Kemist..What a gorgeous picture.. How wonderful..Enjoy your stay in India.. Just beautiful..Thanks for sharing

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    This is too funny. In “World Religion News” there is another Scientology article, this one about how the ad they ran during the Super Bowl “lighted up” Twitter. The examples they cited included the link to the snarky article that others have been offering.

    The way the article is written is intended to convey a disinterested, third-party reportage, but it comes off more like a gossipy middle school girl trying to start a rumor about how popular her dull best friend is: “I heard that Marcy’s new glasses are being copied by eighth graders!”

    Here’s a couple of clips from the article, as well as the link to the full thing:

    http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/scientology/scientology-super-bowl-commercial-lights-up-twitter

    • Jimmy3

      Damn. That was one of my favorite sites, too.

      • Jimmy3

        I’m guessing it won’t be approved, so I’ll post it here.

        • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser
          • Jimmy3

            He’s been full of hats since ’88.
            http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/e/ed-dearborn.html

            I understand ‘hat’, but what is “FULL HATS”? He was trained on everything at the time?

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

              Something like that…

            • what’suppressive

              ” a common sense guide for better living” Of all the crap they’ve ever spouted, that is right up there.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Lol @ yr avatar.

            • what’suppressive

              For full image check out photo’s attached to original post. Tony apparently liked it too.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Yeah I was here, saw you fielding questions about it. Makes a great avatar.

            • what’suppressive

              I believe that’s the first time I’ve ever fielded questions….. So that’s something

            • Baby

              You don’t have to use this but I did lighten up your avi for you suppressive..

            • what’suppressive

              Thanks Baby, I will.

            • Baby

              You are very welcome suppressive

            • Nat-lificent

              Baby. Jimmy! I keep crying IRL!

            • Baby

              HOney.. what is the matter..?

            • Nat-lificent

              you know he deleted his account right?

            • Baby

              OMG who? Jimmy? WTF

            • Nat-lificent

              after fighting with longtime lurker, max spaceman and 2 newbs

            • Baby

              What in the hell was it about.. Now I’m crying.. I love Jimmy.. I mean LOVE him.. I’m sick. as sick as you were about espi.. ( I was sad too..sigh)

              but I know you were sick..guh

            • Nat-lificent

              I’m even worse about Jimmy

            • Baby

              When did this happen? Where can I read it.. Does everyone else know? Damn I’ve missed so much..

            • Nat-lificent

              Here’s the thread of Jimmy’s “confession”

              Howdy says “take a sabbatical”

              Next day poof. No Jimmy :'(

              http://tonyortega.org/2015/02/22/sunday-funnies-scientologys-latest-fliers-for-your-dissection-and-delectation/#comment-1870505949

            • Baby

              OFF to read.. shit and Fuck..

            • Baby

              Is Jimmy Guest on this post.. So he used different accounts..who gives a shit..seriously.. I can write him.. and talk to him and tell him how much we need him here.. What are your thoughts?

            • Nat-lificent

              Yes Jimmy is guest. Baby he was in so much pain that night and the newbs treated him like a troll. It was awful to watch. I did everything I could. I am despondent. I never cried for Espi in real life and for Jimmy it’s been three days straight. Today was my first posts in three days. I miss him so much. I want to puke.
              Read this.
              http://tonyortega.org/2015/02/22/sunday-funnies-scientologys-latest-fliers-for-your-dissection-and-delectation/#comment-1873988187

            • Baby

              I bet he feels gutted.. I will write him my thoughts..Ill let you know.. You can look for it on the sabbatical one ..xo thanks nat.. I’m crying too.. This God Damn fight is hard..we need all hands on deck.. and HE IS such a Strong presence.. sigh..

            • Nat-lificent

              I just want him to feel loved. I really do feel that for him. Crazy huh?

            • Baby

              No.. It is not crazy at all.. When you said you were leaving that day that lush called you the C word..I cried and cried.. I’m like.. OK we are going to be dropping off one by one..

              We were fighting each other instead of fuckin scientology.. I was crushed thinking that you were leaving ME behind to fight without you.. ; ‘ /

            • Nat-lificent

              I knew you’d understand. I feel like everyone else is trying to “move on” but I’m like IT’S JUST NOT THE BUNKER without Jimmy 3!

            • Baby

              Nat.. I have had so much company I am in and out.. Don’t hesitate to contact me anytime about anything! Seriously.. love me..

            • Nat-lificent

              Ty love. I am reaching the “anger” stage of grief so I’m going to try to head to bed before I tell off some bouncy joyful newbs dancing on Jimmy’s not cold body like they accomplished some great feat. “Not their fault not their fault. not their stupid idiot fault.”

            • Baby

              Nat.. go to bed and relax Nat.. seriously.. We were all Newbs once.. Just cut them some slack.. If you see someone being outrageous ( currently or future.. not in past) just let me know..

              I’ll check it out.. Jimmy will be back. I just know he will..He’s just chilling right now. it will all work out in the end.. I just want to Fuckin fight the cult. We are all passionate and we do butt heads.. xo baby

            • Ella Raitch

              Nat – I’ve gone back to try and find the email you posted for Jimmy but can’t find it. If you fell up to it can you please email me at elaraitch dot gmail etc so that I can keep in touch with you in case (I won’t be offended if you completely ignore this!)

            • Nat-lificent

              I mean if Jimmy has real life reasons that he feels like the Bunker is hindering him from then I will mourn but be okay. But if he is hurt or sad or needs some TLC, then I want to be able to communicate with him somehow because I have that for him in spades :’)

            • Baby

              I pretty much said that.. You can read what I wrote to him now Nat..I’m done

            • Nat-lificent

              TY Baby

            • Nat-lificent

              yes he seemed so sad

            • Jimmy3

              You are full hats.

            • LongtimeLurker

              “…my personal belief that some of the greatest artists in history were
              Aristotle, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, John
              F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Ronald Reagan and L.
              Ron Hubbard.”

              Lol

            • Mark Foster

              J3, a ¨hat¨ is like a complete job description/training package; for example, a mechanic´s ¨hat¨ would describe his job/responsibilities, the tools he uses, have all the necessary technical data/ ¨references¨ that he would use to perform his job correctly, including the laws and regulations that govern it, the policies of the company he works for, etc. Rough equation: ¨fully hatted¨ equals or is similar to ¨professionally certified¨ . Those more familiar with the term can correct/edit this if I am incorrect or incomplete in my analogy.

            • Jimmy3

              Yes, thats how I understood it. I was wondering specifically what “FULL HATS” meant as a service completion. It seems that there’s an awful lot if positions you can be hatted on.

            • Nat-lificent
      • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser

        Sure. Same here. Read it everyday, religiously.

    • Ella Raitch

      This is the one I tried to comment on but it got removed. I was really polite and used no swear words either. Pricks!

      • Smokey Wallisa

        Don’t bother trying. Down thread numerous people have shown that it’s a cultie site. There is no way anything is getting through that isn’t 100% pro clam.

    • Sydjazz

      Oh i’ll let them know lol

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Bear in mind that “World Religion News” never, never runs a critical comment.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Anyone seen the bus ads in the wild?

  • Pierrot

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  • EnthralledObserver
    • Graham

      I see Senator Xenophon is on the case!

      I was annoyed to see Scamatology referred to as a ‘global giant’. 20 to 40k active members worldwide makes you a global midget, not a global giant. But listening to the resources Scamatology’s thrown at this it’s certainly acting as if it were a global giant, so I can see their point.

      • EnthralledObserver

        I bristled a bit at the ‘global giant’ comment too – but as you did I too recognised they are a global giant when it comes to their resources, so I guess the description is apt if one looks at it from this pov.

    • Smokey Wallisa

      What a beautiful bit of snark they edited into that news bit. “Here’s what Scientology drug counseling looks like” with the clip of a guy yelling at an ashtray. What sublime shade. It’s almost like news folk have a bit of pent up frustration with this “global giant”.

  • Ella Raitch

    On my facebook feed…now where is love on the tone scale again – that’s right. Doesn’t exist.

    https://www.facebook.com/CollectiveEvolutionPage/photos/a.10151198752138908.475684.131929868907/10153025162638908/?type=1

    • anoni81b4u

      actually Muhammed Led armies that killed people in surrounding areas .. then he married a 9 year old girl. He also couldn’t read. Do you think God (big G out of respect for believers) picked an illiterate child molesting army commander to show that love is a religion? .. Oh I digress … so many stupid religions … so little time … help me Jebus

      • Ella Raitch

        Sorry – who is this God character of whom you speak?

        • anoni81b4u

          An imaginary friend that many people have. That is the character of whom I speak

        • valshifter

          Putting Jesus and Mohammed as equal, what are you trying to do here? I hate anything Muslim beheading people.

          • Jimmy3

            Oy vey.

          • EnthralledObserver

            I have boycotted VEGEMITE! Now… what would it take to make an Aussie turn against it’s tasty, much loved icon? An extorted ‘halal’ symbol… that’s what!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Oh yeah I’m pissed off – my fucking jar is nearly empty!

            • Scream Nevermore

              I’ve had to stop eating at so many places because they serve halal meat. So I feel your pissed offness.

        • Baby

          I believe..

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        People of faith believe that anyone is capable of doing awful, awful things, and then turn around and do the right thing.

  • Waterhorse

    American Psychiatric Assn. Article from May 2014
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/14/be-wary-american-psychiatric-association/

    Here’s a quote:
    “We in America face an epidemic of fiction—manipulations of the truth on a scale never before known, fueled by technology and media. This epidemic threatens to rob us of ourselves—what we truly think and truly feel and truly know as fact. And this epidemic has clearly infected the American Psychiatric Association, which puts them on the wrong side of Truth, and puts patients at needless risk.”

    Dr. Keith Ablow is a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team. Dr. Ablow can be reached at info@keithablow.com.