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Now it’s Scientology UK that opens its books, and we have the numbers

BritishPoundsWhat a week of “dox” we have going on this week in the Underground Bunker. Scientology Australia had to open up its books because of changes in the law there, and on Monday we had the latest numbers and a rare peek inside Scientology finances. Yesterday, a release of government documents gave us our first look ever at L. Ron Hubbard’s high school grades. (Random, we know.)

And now, today, another telling disclosure. We have the latest filing for the finances of Scientology’s organizations in the UK which, for bizarre reasons we’ll explain in a minute, are actually registered with Australia’s national charities commission.

It was journalist Bryan Seymour who publicized what a strange setup Scientology UK has in South Australia. See, in the UK, Scientology does not have charity status. So, in order to get around regulation there, the UK orgs are registered as a company called “Church of Scientology Religious Education College, Inc. or COSRECI, which is based in Adelaide, Australia, where Scientology is recognized as a church. And that has all of the orgs and missions in Britain being registered to a suburban address on the other side of the world, probably for tax avoidance reasons.

Here’s Bryan’s report on the situation from 2010…

 

(And part 2, with everyone’s favorite, Tommy Davis, is here.)

It’s a pretty stunning bit of sleight-of-hand, and once Seymour exposed the arrangement, little at first seemed to be done about it. But he, and Senator Nick Xenophon of South Australia, pushed for regulation, and they were rewarded when a national charities commission was set up in 2011. Now, at least, COSRECI has to register with the commission, and turn over information to it.

One of the things COSRECI claims in its latest information statement to the charities commission is that the orgs and missions in the UK have no actual employees, but operate with the help of 700 volunteers. (On Monday, we learned that Scientology claims a similar situation in Australia, with zero employees and 500 volunteers). For those who may have worked in the Sea Org, with its 100-hour weeks for pennies an hour, and years with no days off, that notion of “volunteer” may seem a bit strained.

So anyway, we have now for you the latest annual report from COSRECI (for the year 2013), which it submitted to Australia’s charities commission — but again, it actually records the financial dealings of Scientology’s operations in the UK, not Australia.

The report claims that UK Scientology took in income of £12,535,163 ($19,434,516 in US dollars) in 2013, which is a little down from the previous year. But expenditures for the year were £13,738,269 — leaving a deficit of £1,203,106.

We showed the annual report to Mike Rinder, Scientology’s former top international spokesman and a native Australian now living in Florida, and he pointed out how COSRECI managed to show a deficit and avoided having to pay any taxes on profit.

“Look at the amounts the organizations in the United States are charging for things like ‘management fees’,” Rinder told us. “They are always showing a negative balance sheet and thus are liable for no taxes. The Church of Scientology International (CSI) and the Flag Service Organization (FSO) squeeze as much money out of COSRECI as they can during the year, and no matter how much they take in, they ensure that they have bills that are greater than the money they have taken so they are showing a loss — they never cover their ‘expenses’ so they never have a taxable profit.”

He’s referring to notes like this, which appears in the report (We’ve provided conversions to US dollars): “At the year end, £10,239,801 ($15,845,528) was due to the Church of Scientology International and its subsidiaries…Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization charged £960,661 ($1,486,431) for courses provided to COSRECI. At the year end, £3,779,363 ($5,848,508) was due to Church of Scientology Flag Service Organisation…In summary, at the year end, £14,966,243 ($23,160,037) was due…”

Yet, despite all of that pricey guidance from the US entities, Scientology in UK has not shown any expansion in the last six years that we have records for:

Income 2007: £12,971,494
Income 2008: £12,958,196
Income 2009: £12,341,616
Income 2010: £11,155,497
(missing 2011)
Income 2012: £12,837,570
Income 2013: £12,535,163

If those numbers sound high, keep in mind that Mat Pesch, a former Sea Org worker who oversaw finances for the church in South Florida, where experienced Scientologists from around the world were required to come for some services, told us that in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the facility in Clearwater was bringing in $1.7 million a week.

We also noticed that over that same period, UK Scientology’s reserves are diving:

Reserves 2007 £15,065,455
Reserves 2008 £12,772,013
Reserves 2009 £13,434,869
Reserves 2010 £10,997,279
(missing 2011)
Reserves 2012 £9,626,466
Reserves 2013 £8,701,990

Rinder suggested that Scientology UK may be dipping into its reserves for purchasing new real estate, one of Scientology leader David Miscavige’s passions.

Our commenting community includes several experts on finance. We’re looking forward to what you find in COSRECI’s annual report which stands out to you. Have at it.

 

COSRECI Annual Report 2013

 
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Swiss cheese

Thanks to our friend in Austria, Wilfried Handl, for sending this classic Scientology video, just posted, with some scenes from a fundraising event last year in Switzerland. Wilfried has been keeping an eye on the grand opening of Basel’s Ideal Org, which may come as soon as this week.

 

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

Scientology in Venezuela: Fundraising conga line, or shoulder massage chain?

 
SciVenezuela2

 
And you didn’t think the Nation of Islam-Scientology mashup couuld get any creepier…

 
SciNOI

 
WISE in Russia has caek!

 
WISECake

 
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 25, 2015 at 07:20

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  • Pierrot

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    • i-Betty

      Love you, too :)

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

        No apologies needed Pierrot! We love you more! Muah Muah Muah!

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

          Woops replied to wrong poster lol.

    • Juicer77

      Hugs, Pierrot!

    • aegerprimo

      ♥ YOU ROCK Pierrot ♥ Luv U 2

  • anoni81b4u

    Scientologys house is slowly sinking

    • Artoo45

      Bad foundation.

      • i-Betty

        They built it on top of an old bullshit mine from the 1850s.

    • scnethics

      To the lifeboats! Abandon shit!

      • Mymy88

        Be careful getting on the lifeboat. You don’t want to accidentally fall into it.

    • Jgg2012

      That is one of their more active orgs.

    • RMycroft

      Soon it’ll be straight up and vertical!

  • Artoo45

    Man, when the Swiss let down their hair . . . stand back, ’cause some kinda CRAZY is about to happen! I’m exhausted just watching their alpine mayhem. The long suffering Butch Pansy (who endures my obsession with grace and patience), knew what I was watching from across the table from the music alone. He has asked me why all Scientology music sounds like the soundtrack to a bad detective show from 1971. I told him I wasn’t exactly sure, but that he indeed nailed the genre that all Scilon event music fits in.

    • i-Betty

      Hahahaha! And snort!

  • Science Doc

    Who puts brown frosting on a cake? Not someone who has a dog.

    • Artoo45

      I do. Chocolate. It’s brown. Brown caek is brown.

    • Robert Eckert

      The kind of people who think a 36th anniversary is something special, I guess.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology: con-fusing immortality with immorality

    $cientology: a hit and shun accident

    $cientology: Shave the whales

    And a question:
    is there audio of this anywhere?

    • flyonthewall

      I have a copy of it but haven’t figured how to burn my vinyl to cd yet with my existing setup.

      • MaxSpaceman

        a USB turntable makes it a snap

        • aegerprimo

          WOW! I did not know there was such a thing!

          • MaxSpaceman

            They are the bomb! *All* the vinyl, turned into WAV or whatever audio file type you wish. A must have for anyone with a vinyl collection.

    • Mark
      • valshifter

        almost hypnotizing voice. I think that was done with intention to put you to sleep.

      • MaxSpaceman

        I don’t think narrator Yvonne Jentsch (sp?) ever would have believed that Eller Aitche — considering that Yvonne surely achieved “the freedom” spoken of by her in this recording — would have cast her aside, ignored her, as her health deteriorated, as she died, broken and alone. Age 51. Worked herself to death and died of a brain tumor.

        Written by Bunker commenter, Skip Press, regarding Yvonne: http://www.themortonreport.com/discoveries/stranger/death-by-devotion/

        • Panopea Abrupta

          Here’s what El Wretch did with her kids on his “cruise” ship from hell:
          “With Yvonne away on the cruise and their father still in England, the children were in a new environment without parental supervision. Peter Jr. was fourteen years old, Terri was thirteen and Janis was eleven. The children were taken to the Director of Personnel and assigned posts, Peter Jr. went to the main galley as pot washer and Terri and Janis were assigned to the steward’s galley as dishwashers. Just three young children, with no schooling available, they were put to work from eight am to midnight and told to get the job done.”

          The abuses began long before Miscavige.

          • aegerprimo

            Yes, the founder of $cientology was the founder of cult abuse.

      • Eileen

        Ran this recording by a professional hypnotist. He said it is totally hypnosis, although technically not great (pacing, repetition etc not great).

    • Gus_Cox

      Interesting – I just came across one of these (Yvonne reading Fatman), entitled “My Philosophy,” which mentioned the Celebrity Center on the inside cover. It’s dated 1971, and lists none other than Kenneth J. Gerbino as producer. I never knew there were any Scn LPs other than Power of Source and Road to Freedom.

  • Vanfan

    The Swiss video reminds me a little of summer camp. Everybody gets a prize.

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

    when modern technology and kittehs achieve something truly remarkable the Bunker HAS to be interrupted

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

      Ha! Well worth the interruption! Love Love Love!

      • beauty for ashes

        IKR Wogsy? Bring that kitteh to me!

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

          You missed it! I had my poster name as Wogsy for a whole 5 hours the other day.

          • beauty for ashes

            How about this, Super Power Wogsy?

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              : )

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

          This one? : )

    • Juicer77

      Somebody’s getting a face shredding tonight after they fall asleep.

    • beauty for ashes

      What the what? Hey lush can you splain this to me?

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

        science

        • beauty for ashes

          Sorry, I did not recognize that he is “playing around with his new drone!” I guess I thought he was attached to the ceiling. Derp!

    • romanesco
    • Ella Raitch

      Taking benign kitteh abuse to a whole new level

  • Science Doc

    Since the Church is going down the tubes and Davy is in hiding, it’s time to start writing a job description for his replacement. Here is a first pass at winning qualifications. F5

    • Missionary Kid

      It starts, “Must be asshole.”

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      “Must be well versed in inurement and the use of shell companies to obscure fraudulent financial transactions”

    • sookiesookie

      They’ve noticed a few outpoints, and I’m guessing they’ll shoot for the moon and hope for the best:

      1. Must have credible high school diploma.
      2. Must measure at least 62 inches, as confirmed by 2 independent physicians.
      3. Must have wife who has been seen in public within the last 3 months.
      4. Must pass (or come pretty close to passing) blood test for presence of steroids (NO HISTORY OF ASTHMA OR ANY OTHER CONDITION REQUIRING LONG-TERM STEROID TREATMENT!)
      5. Must not be prone to steroid-like rages and mood-swings. (Our latest e-meters are a farce. We have no way of testing you on this. Please tell the truth.)

      • Gerard Plourde

        “Must have credible high school diploma”

        That would be a first.

      • Mymy88

        Must not be a dickhead.

        • sookiesookie

          Whoa! Now you’re just asking for the impossible. 😀

  • valshifter

    A sea Org member don’t loose his hat just because he is on vacation.

  • Chee Chalker

    Conga line…..left hand on the shoulder in front of you…. Right hand in the wallet pocket in front of you…..now, reg, reg, reg, reg……..wheeeeee Tom Cruise was right…. Scientology is FUN!

  • http://scientologybollocks.blogspot.co.uk/ media_lush
    • Juicer77

      Ok, John, but you have a non-clam witness.

    • Gerard Plourde

      I’m not buying it.

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

        wonder if the “rep” is one of his handlers…. bet Kelly and COB colluded before the event and said “John, you’re still pulling in these gay rumours, do something about it!”

        “Sure thing boss”…..

        • Gerard Plourde

          It’s certainly plausible. And while I’ll accept that Idina Menzel’s line was scripted I’m sure Travolta’s chin grab and “confront and shatter” stare was not.

        • Robert Eckert

          The PR rep explains, ‘John Travolta loved working with Idina Menzel at the Oscars because his wife, Kelly Preston, and his daughter, Ella, were in attendance with him.’

          • Observer

            “And he wanted to make sure his teenage daughter saw him as the repulsive old creeper he is.”

          • 1subgenius

            Paging Shakespeare.
            Too much.

          • Vaquera

            So, If Mrs. Travolta and Ella had not been in the audience, JT would have hated working with Idina Menzel?
            eta: rhetorical

            • Robert Eckert

              That’s how it came across to me.

      • Frodis73

        Nope, neither am I. Not one little bit. He’s lost…he’s a creepy, freaky predator now.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

      Frankly, the analogy is quite funny since Pee-Wee Herman is Gay! lolol

    • Observer

      Let’s give Creepy Uncle John the benefit of the doubt for a second, or at least pretend we do. Okay, it was set up and rehearsed. What kind of rep thinks it’s a good idea for a person with multiple sexual assault accusations and settlements under his belt to creepily fondle a woman’s face? Why wouldn’t a rep or an agent or someone step in and put the kibosh on it?

      Disclaimer: the answer may be obvious to people in and around showbiz, but as an obscure wog it sure ain’t obvious to me. And I can’t see Idina Menzel just going along with it, unless she’s bought into the whole Travolta superstar crap. I find that unlikely as neither she nor Scarlett Johansson have come forward to defend him or say they didn’t mind it.

      • Gerard Plourde

        “What kind of rep thinks it’s a good idea for a person with multiple sexual assault accusations and settlements under his belt to creepily fondle a woman’s face?”

        Possibly a rep who thinks it would quash the conventional wisdom that JT doesn’t swing that way. (I agree that as a strategy it’s ridiculous but it certainly would be in line with the crazy-quilt Logic of the cult to be more worried about his being 1.1 on the Tone Scale than being viewed as creepy and a sexual harasser by just about every viewer of the broadcast.)

      • Eileen

        Maybe Travolta is just an impulsive sexual predator. Pedophiles, for example, often offend against both genders.

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

        … he definitely jumped the shark as being seen as a sympathetic character after that display… really makes you wonder how he approached the masseurs [shudder]….

      • MrsLurksALot

        Well, actually they (JT & ScarJo) were photographed together later backstage, hugging it out. I hope they’re not friends. From my gossip knowledge, I think it is par for the course for Scarlett Johansson to not issue a statement. She is really under the radar and doesn’t address much to the media, unless doing press for a film. As for the face fondling, I dunno. That was weird.

        Source: http://www.thegloss.com/2015/02/23/odds-and-ends/scarlett-johansson-john-travolta-awkward-kiss-side-eye-red-carpet-photo/

        F5 for photo
        Ed. for spl.

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

          could be anybody…. posted this there

      • aegerprimo

        What kind of rep thinks it’s a good idea….. to fondle a woman’s face whom you announced her name WRONG for an award she was receiving? If I was Idina Menzel, I would cringe at the sight of Travolta much less his touch.

    • Robert Eckert

      You were probably absent last night when I made one of my rare efforts at shooping:

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

          I don’t have photoshop, just had to do it with hand cut-and-paste and MSPaint over the seams.

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

            I break out in a rash if I ever have to use anything PC… and full blown Hives with MS Paint… as long as you enjoy it, I guess

            • Robert Eckert

              My first effort went very badly: I tried cutting out NPH and pasting him into the JT picture instead, but had to resize his head to cover ScarJo and then shift blocks of his body and there was a green gown left and I tried painting in flesh and tighty-whities to make it all match– so it was weird and I just restarted from scratch. I appreciate Observer’s and Mark’s effortless-looking productions much more now.

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

              the one effect that got me hooked to learn it was the “pinch” filter….

              pic

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

              I love you even more for this statement since my ex used to badger me about being an Apple fan. He is a loyal PC user.

          • Liam

            You can get a free software equivalent to photoshop called GIMP 2. Takes some getting used to, but quite good.

            • Rasha

              Yes! GIMP is awesome for existing images. Def not a paint program, but brill at editing and enhancing, with layers and all. Plus, it’s always having features added and enhanced by the Open Source community.

  • Juicer77

    O/T but right out of the $camatology playbook. Dirtbag revenge porn site operator suddenly wants privacy…for himself. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/21334730120/deposed-revenge-porn-idiot-craig-brittain-tries-to-censor-popehat-adam-steinbaugh-ftc.shtml

    • sookiesookie

      Bill Murray has an opinion on this guy (refresh)

    • Frodis73

      Karma is a bitch sometimes. Scum…hope he gets every thing he deserves./

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

    Madonna falls over … hard.. at The Brits… ouchie!

    Marines and Marine stuff

    http://youtu.be/0Bo4DmOreBQ

    • Ella Raitch

      I can’t find an embeddable video – but my first thought wafter seeing this was the Topher Grace quote from Ocean’s 12

      00:15:08 I quit the show. I totally phoned in that Dennis Quaid movie.

      00:15:12 – I mean, it’s like… – Hello?

      00:15:14 God, it’s almost like this Kabbalah crap doesn’t even work!

      00:15:18 Rusty, call for you.

      00:15:24 Dude, don’t leave.

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

    I just stumbled onto this. I don’t know if it has been posted yet. Shout out to Dodo!

    http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/02/25/exclusive-downtown-s-former-scientology-building.html

    • Sid

      “The downtown Cincinnati building that was once the home of the Church of Scientology of Ohio is set to undergo a $6 million renovation into market-rate apartments.”

      Each apartment will have a large closet containing a table, 2 chairs, and an e-meter. Hidden cameras and microphones are already installed which will save the new owner thousands of dollars.

      • Jgg2012

        Straight up and vertical expansion!

        • Sid

          Yes, the new apartment owners will pay cash, in full, to buy the apartment and then continue to pay rent to the landlord once built.

      • The Dude

        Built in surveillance systems. Major selling point!

      • RMycroft

        The new Cincinnati Ideal Org isn’t even in the same state: Florence, KY. “Greater Cincinnati”

        • Sid

          If Scientology can have several continents in North America it should be no problem to have 2 cities that are one.

          Edit to add: credit to Rasha

          • Rasha

            NO FAIR!!! I was totally writing that….. 😛

            • Sid

              I fixed it.

            • Rasha

              Bwahahaha!

        • Eileen

          Most Bostonians don’t consider Quincy to be in the state of Massachusetts, so that works!

          • The Dude

            Where ya from in our fair but snowbound city?

            • Eileen

              West Roxbury and Falmouth, you?

            • The Dude

              Weymouth. Grew up in Dorchester. I have family in W. Roxbury.

        • Observer

          Ah, Florence, home of this majestic, inspiring monument:

          • aegerprimo

            That is the water tower for Florence, South Carolina, y’all.

            • Observer

              Nope, it’s in Kentucky. We used to live in Louisville and drove past it many times between there and my in-laws’ in Ohio.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Y%27all_Water_Tower

            • aegerprimo

              Oh geez… maybe I was thinking of the peach water tower near Florence SC off near I-95.

          • daytoncapri

            The story is that it originally read Florence Mall, but had to be changed because advertising was in violation of a local regulation.

        • Robert Eckert

          Greater than what?

    • Eileen

      This is very likely what we will soon see announced for the Alexandra Hotel in Boston. Hopefully, a trend.

      • The Dude

        Already happened. They have abandoned The Alexandria. They are holed up in a office above a “Joke Shop” in Quincy.
        Fitting.

        • Rasha

          “I’d like two exploding cigars, a plastic dog turd, and… hmmm.. a free stress test, please.”

          • The Dude

            That’s great! Ha, I love it. I live near there. I go by every now and then, and put up Wanted posters of DM for assault and battery. They don’t last long.

          • The Dude

            You could go and protest the cult. And while you are there, maybe pick up a rubber chicken! Should be a slogan for the joke shop.
            The real “JOKE” is upstairs!

            • Rasha

              Priceless! A Guy Fawkes mask with Groucho glasses…… “I just audited out a Body Thetan in my pajamas…… How he got in my pajamas, I’ll never know! By the way, have ya seen Shelley? Neither have we!”

        • Sid

          Tragedy over comedy. There’s a Shakespearean Tragicomedy somewhere in this.

          “Hark, is that an island of sanity hath been formed amidst thou saucy isle?”

          “Nay, I think not. Hence a lofty tragedy slinks in darkest form above.”

        • The Dude

          The first photo is the entrance. The second is from the side. Their office is on the third floor right. Just to the left of the joke shop. You can see the shop on the right hand side!

    • Gerard Plourde

      The contraction continues. How much more of the cult’s assets were invested badly in real estate? Do you know if they sold at a loss?

    • beauty for ashes

      I stumbled on this the other day, and laughed my ass off. Thought I’d save it cause you’re such a nice guy and you’ve been working so hard! F5

      • The Dude

        That is how I feel tonight. Good night all!

  • Rasha

    I finally watched the video from Basel.

    I had tears as I watched confused couples duck under dangerously waving swords with all the decorum of drunken party guests under an unexpected garden sprinkler. I beamed to watch the Onner Gard nearly pierce elderly skulls in their myriad Oopshit Moments when they forgot where and when they should be stabbing.

    In my heart, I could hear the mellifluous tones of the orchestral band, fronted by random members of the Sgt. Pepper’s album cover. And I new, as I saw them calculating billion-year double mortgages in their heads….

    Yes.

    This is Homo Novus.

    • Sid

      I noticed that too. Close call in that one.

    • aegerprimo

      I had the same thoughts… especially about the dangerous waving swords and the similarities to the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, band.

  • Sid

    Drove by Flag today. Pretty deserted. I waited a bit to see if any public went in, or came out. Nada. There were about 20 Sea Org staff getting off the bus around back but the whole area was pretty quiet. (F5)

    • Liam

      Dead urban space. {Just what Clearwater needs.}

      • Vaquera

        DUST: Dead Urban Space Today (or someone else please come up with a better T word)

        • Ben Franklin

          Dead Urban Space Tomb

        • Vaquera

          Dead Urban Space Tech!!!!!
          I’m satisfied with that one. Whew!

    • Mymy88

      Good! Job well done soldier!

    • Observer

      And to think–that area was once crowded with 15,000 Scientologists and one miniscule COB! For 8 minutes, anyway.

      • Gerard Plourde

        I guess we should at least credit them for getting 3/5 of the world’s cult members in one place.

        • Jgg2012

          Wait, what about the 60,000 or so clears they have had? Did they all leave?

      • Sid

        I was there. If there were 1500 to 1700 I’d be surprised.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        nix a zero.

        • beauty for ashes

          Bury! how u been doin girl?

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Life has been a mad rush.
            And it has been interfering with my main hobby.
            Which is the Bunker (stating the obvious…obviously!).

            But even if I don’t speak……..
            Just know…….I am ALWAYS lurking.

            Well mostly…sometimes I have to be given the crib notes!
            SO WHAT DID I MISS?

            • beauty for ashes

              There were many trolls and many opportunities for snark.
              Actually Shanester has been doing some summaries here and there on a blog, maybe someone can post a link .
              I figured you were hard at work!

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

              Calling Shanester! Where is that blog link?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Oh………I drool at the thought of trolls.
              They taste so good with butter.

            • beauty for ashes

              Ha! I’m sure unfortunately there will continue to be many more! Oh and if I haven’t already said, I love the new avi!

            • Robert Eckert

              A lot of the recent trolls have just been half-baked.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Sound even tastier….! I am jealous. Sounds like you all had good eats! hahaha

            • Eclipse-girl

              Shanester has there own blog.
              They posted a few dailies summaries of the weekend when Going Clear premiered in Park City.
              I think they also posted them on the on the comments section of the specific day.

              The trolls were tedious.
              Cat Daddy reappeared for a few days.
              I think it is a shorter interval each time between his appearance and his ban.

    • scnethics

      Thanks for the info! You can’t really see the activity by driving by. Once someone arrives at the Fort Harrison, they don’t ever need to leave, unless they are on course. You might check out the Coachman Building between 8:30 and 9:00 and watch how many people arrive and walk into that building. This is where the course rooms are for all the auditor training courses. Another good time to survey the Coachman building is between 6:30 and 7:00 pm. You can observe the Flag building at the same times!

      • Sid

        True, but it used to be there was a constant traffic of people walking around downtown, into and out of the buildings. Not so much now.

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Exactly…even if the people were robot’s….at least there were some on the street.
          Now it is DEAD, DEAD…DEAD.
          Clearwater was invaded by Zombies before.
          Now it is just a total ghost town.

          • Jgg2012

            What is going to hurt the cult is that, every time they buy a building, real estate values in the area drop, so the value of their building drops. That means that they are auctioning off these buildings at a loss. Negative cash flow.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              But the pain will only happen when the buildings start to be sold.
              As of now….not even close.
              They simply own (what should be) a thriving city.
              Maybe someday when Davey finally runs….
              Then we will see the impact of the real estate scam.
              Hopefully….but I am not so sure that in the big scheme of things…that the real estate even matters.

            • beauty for ashes

              Once the cult has evacuated, I hope that the falling real estate prices revitalize the city and bring in new business.

            • Dancing Cranberry

              more good news! I’m experiencing (and expressing) a tiny bit of schadenfreude today.

          • Pepsicat

            Not ghostly enough, IMHO.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              I would love to see it re-populated by the true citizens of the area.

            • Pepsicat

              So would they…

        • Vaquera

          True, but am I wrong in remembering that the reason you don’t see the constant traffic of Sea Org zombie-stare gangs and staff members is because there is now a tunnel connecting the main buildings? (Sorry, I don’t mean to take wind out of anyone’s sails)

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Not a tunnel. Just a change of where they get fed.
            which means the logistics can keep them in a more contained area.

            • Vaquera

              Ah yes, the cafeteria relocation….and now I remember the tunnels i was thinking of are at Int Base.

              So Would the dining hall move still be the explanation of why less scilloons are seen on the street, or do you really think there are less bodies in the mOrg?

            • scnethics

              I get Source Magazine, which lists all the completions of services at Flag. Flag’s statistics are “good” right now in terms of “service delivered”. This went up as soon as they launched Super Power, but that’s really because soooo many people were all paid and lined up to do that service, and these arrivals are sold additional services too – Flag always pushes a person to the limit and gets as much money as possible from them. Also, they are having all the old-timers redo the first two steps on the Bridge, and this is a big source of bodies too. Once that all wears off, could be any month now, I predict Flag is going to go into the toilet bigtime, and drop below pre-Super Power levels. It seems inevitable, because this is so artificially inflated, and it’s not even that great.

            • Vaquera

              Thx for the insight.

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Nope…same bodies..just not as obvious.
              In fact…maybe even more …judging by the hotel lights on in the evenings….

            • Vaquera

              Thx. That’s what I thought.

          • scnethics

            There’s a walkway above Ft. Harrison avenue, so people can walk from the FH over to run around in a circle in the Flag building, without having to step on wog-asphalt.

            • Vaquera

              Good Gosh, Vaq! Duh!!! That’s what I get for trying to sound coherent on 2.5 hours of sleep: my stupid factor goes straight up and then hooks.

        • scnethics

          I wish it were otherwise, but they’ve really made an effort to minimize foot traffic between the buildings. I wish Flag were as dead as it looks!

      • Suppressive Tomato

        This is the proof we’ve been waiting for that Super Power does rocket you straight to OT! There are actually thousands of Scientologists in this photo, but they’re so at cause over MEST they don’t even need meat bodies!

        THIS is what an ideal scene filled with Clear Theta Clears looks like!

        • scnethics

          You laugh, but I assure you there are no body thetans in that picture. This corner is CLEAR!

      • Mary Smith

        I mentioned this to a OT8 friend and he told me of course no one is around. It is now a very secure building for Super Power activities. People can no longer show up at Flag they have to be invited. They have to do all their lower level stuff at the Orgs. OMG looks of Koolaid being distributed.

    • Dancing Cranberry

      excellent news – that there is no “fresh meat” entering the building!

  • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

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    • Robert Eckert

      I put this on the 13-hour-old RED X, ignore if already taken care of:

      Counter-ad needs highlighting: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cls/4906540850.html

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

        Thx RE! I will let Pierrot know to highlight. Haven’t been given any authorizations to change spreadsheet.

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

    this from Esquire:

    A Few Good Men was written by Aaron Sorkin, the formidable wordslinger behind The West Wing and The Social Network. Sorkin loves to stuff his characters’s mouths full of sharp, highfalutin, percussive dialogue. As actors careen around rooms, words zips along with them. In A Few Good Men, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, and comedian Kevin Pollak load up the writer’s ammunition and let it rip. It’s Sorkin’s ear that makes A Few Good Men one of the best procedurals of the 1990s.

    Without the dialogue… it’s an expert lesson in grimacing. In this re-edit, YouTube user Ian Edgar removes Sorkin’s writing from the equation, leaving Tom Cruise’s piercing stare to fend for itself. It’s terrifying.

    http://youtu.be/Q3HusLkQOmA

    • Bob

      Hilarious. Nice to have some levity.

    • Anonymous

      That was incredible…thanks!

  • Rasha

    Wise warning to save
    The Russian dream of Freedom
    The caek is a lie

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

      haiku is addictive isn’t it? :)

      • Rasha

        I find it creatively therapeutic. I have to thank you again! :)

        • Liam

          Are we doing a haiku project? OK, Ima gonna try tommorow:)

          • Rasha

            Hurry, though! The Haiku Project only lasts for a billion years X 47!!!!

            • Liam

              I don’t write good on the internetz, but IRL, not bad, will submit to your judgement

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

              If I can haiku anyone can!!

            • Liam

              Who started this? It’s a great idea, and I’m just in a zen-interior design mood lately, so perfect

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

              I’ve been doing haiku anti-sci tweets for a little over a year now…..i’ve asked for haiku from people randomly on and off but the other day when i put out a call there was a great response so i said ‘let’s have a haiku crew’!

            • Rasha

              Miss Tia, do you do other creative writing? I get a kick out of well- and cleverly crafted wordings.

            • Liam

              I’ve noted that you are an excellent writer, Rasha. I’ve been meaning to hone my skills, so this interaction is fortuitous:)

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Ok, The TWAT (Rasha ans Liam) level going on here is just a bit too much for the average bear.

              You can stop now.
              In fact, I would suggest it.

            • Liam

              What’s twat? I mean, in the current operative sense

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Look…………….

              I have been busting my ass at work and now you are going to challenge me on my first night back? You can’t give me a minor break to find my faculites?

              Just say the word!!!!
              While I would like a nice nap and a small (maybe 24 hour) break…
              If you insist…………..I will put on my helmet 😉
              You need to learn how to be nice………….

              Or suffer in person……………….;-)

            • Liam

              No, I just don’t know what the slang of that word is. Look, you are the only person in the bunker that knows me. Hint

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yeah…I think I already figures that out.

            • Liam

              You always do, eventually

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Must be my hard headed tenacity…..or someone offered me a reward? :)

            • Liam

              What was it? A Borders gift certificate?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Amazon.
              Who is borders??. Lol

            • Eclipse-girl

              this gets curiouser and cursiouser

            • Liam

              Gotcha, no worries!! Go relax, BTN

            • Rasha

              Hanging with creative (and creatively snarky) folks like Bunkeroos, and having a common theme is very conducive to widening one’s scope view. And thanks, but I gotta say, some sentences can take me forever to write.

            • Rasha

              Do so! (and not judgement – appreciation)

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

            We have a haiku crew! :) Just remember 5-7-5!

            • Rasha

              The Bunkerite Crew
              Distilling creative thought
              In Five Seven Five

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

              Ding! Using that one tomorrow to promote our haiku crew! :) Glad I ventured into the comments here before I went to bed—I rarely read all the comments every day, so I know I miss a lot!

            • Artoo45

              Mystery sandwich
              Hubbard made it for the wogs
              It will make you sick

            • Liam

              Good one, Artoo! You just upped the ante

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

          I do like word play to begin with and haiku limits word usage (even more than regular tweets). Also challenging and I like that too! :)

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Is my Russian boss?
        addictive.
        NO.
        A pita.

        • Liam

          LOL!

          • Liam

            Hate to be the bearer of bad news, BTN, but that’s not a haiku. U are disqualified on technicalities.

  • Sydjazz

    I remember that about adelaide being the main headquarters. it is registered to a farmer that has no idea about it. lol. or maybe he does. child dianetics made me want to throw up.

  • Sydjazz

    slight o.t. how come when you ask a scion about their religion they just say read the book dianetics.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wog

      It’s part of disseminating Scientology. 1) To hopefull get the person to buy a Dianetics book to increase their stats and 2) To get the public to like LRH.

    • http://chaosmarxism.blogspot.com/ Doloras Funkette

      Because they’re not allowed to explain it in their own words. That would be “verbal tech”.

      • The Dude

        Spot on!

      • Observer

        Yep, they can’t explain it to someone else, they can’t have someone explain something they don’t understand to them–it’s all “verbal tech” and strictly forbidden. All they can do is parrot Ron quotes or tell you to read the books.

        • Rasha

          Right. When people are asked about a complex or complicated subject (different things), they tend to chunk data and simplify, offer analogies, to get the main point across. I would love for someone to make an honest, non-snarky attempt to summarize Dianetics into under 300 words, and not stand aghast at what just came out of their mouths.

          • Liam

            Dianetics is simply a manifest on wavelengths, particles, ridges, and statics. A wavelength of emotional thought is 0.024 cm. Throughout the MEST universe, wavelength is measured in centimeters. Thought is measured in pounds. It can result in mental energy, which can weigh as much as 30 lbs. A ridge is suspended energy suspended in space. Particles are merely space which has been postulated by energy. A static creates active electrical energy by being different from a kinetic, thereby creating a living electrical field capable of high waves variety beyond those known to Nuclear Physics. {It all makes intuitive sense.}

            • The Dude

              Hubbardash!

            • Liam

              Always as good as ipecac!

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Why they no bust out the sense of humor????
              sayin…?

            • Rasha

              ….yes. Yes, I see now. ..must.. sell… Grandma’s stamp collection… to … go up… bridge….

            • Eileen

              Very funny, and under 300 words! Unless you are serious, then just sad.

            • Liam

              You didn’t see my sarcasm brackets?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Lol…your “age” is showing.

              …and now…just stop 😉

            • Liam

              Old school, I know. I was reading my comments on that old TO article from 4 years ago (the one about NOI) and getting sentimental:)

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Look DOWN!!!

            • Science Doc

              Can have some of that to Vape?

            • Liam

              I was doing a sarcastic summary of SCN, I thought it was funny:)

            • Science Doc

              It was funny. I still want an eighth of that.

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            Dianetics: Looking at your pretend past lives and feeling great about it : )

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              and then aborting it…Just in case 😉

      • scnethics

        You’re right, but when disseminating scientology, a lot people will give “verbal tech” to someone, and it’s OK. If you verbally tell someone exactly how to do a dianetics session instead of referring them to written instructions, that would get you in trouble, but explaining some of the theory is totally fine.

        Scientologists tell people to read a book because Hubbard told them to tell people to read a book.

    • scottmercer

      Because compared to what they believe in reality, Dianetics is downright sane, even though it makes no sense.

      • Jgg2012

        Because Dianetics is “so awesome” and LRH had “a much larger vocabulary” than they do. Or at least they have been told to say that. Did they actually read it? I doubt it.

        • Dr_Orpheus

          If they did read it, they must quickly have forgetten the promises about Clears having perfect memory, perfect eyesight, and being able to perform in a few seconds calculations that would take an ordinary person 30 minutes or more.

      • Sydjazz

        I tried to read dianetics and it made me sleepy

    • Rasha

      If they were allowed to talk about it in their own words, they may start thinking about it, and have a “What the HELL????” moment.

      • Sydjazz

        That sounds like it :)

    • scnethics

      Because that’s what Hubbard said to do. There’s a whole lecture about leaving people in a mystery about scientology. It kinda makes sense. If you ask me “What is Scientology?” and I give you the official public definition, you’d feel satisfied that you had the answer. If instead I say “Well, it’s about YOU, and the responsibility that comes with that.” Awwwww, snap – you’re gonna run out and buy Dianetics, TODAY!

      • Artoo45

        What was it ol’ Hubbs said about a “Mystery Sandwich?” I think, that like Soylent Green, it’s made of people . . .

        • Todd Tomorrow

          I start my http://www.soylent.me experiment next week. They had to change the formula so my 2 month supply is only four months late.

          • Artoo45

            I would expect nothing less from Todd Tomorrow, Man of the Future™!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Just more of my plan to have the least impact on my environment. Dress in lots of clothes when it gets chilly, shower only when necessary. Drive my Tesla around the block(last one is a joke, no Tesla, yet.

      • Hingle McCringleberry

        I’ve got a lot of books on the shelf from a lot of different religions- books from the Bible to the Quran to the Book of Mormon to the writings of the supposed Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Samraj. All of these books were given to me by their followers for free. And I read them all. I get the doctrine of exchange, but I’m not sure that, taken logically, it necessarily means that ‘I’ give ‘you’ money before I get to take a look at what you’re offering just based on the pre-plotted selling points. Why not start the exchange process by giving me the basic treatise and exchanging it for my time and attention in checking it out?

        Obviously, the answer to this question is that money is the real goal. Proof positive, if only semantic proof, that money is the central driving force of the so-called religion.

        • scnethics

          In scientology, letting someone “go out-exchange” by giving them too much, can really harm them. Hubbard sites the example of Hershey, who provided great conditions to his workers only to be rioted against and shot at (problem is, that never happened and Hershey was a much-loved humanitarian). Hubbard embedded this belief in his followers, and then used it to both justify treating staff poorly, and to impugn people who criticized and/or left the church.

    • madame duran

      Scientologists engaging in “verbal tech” (explaining Scientology in one’s own words) is forbidden. It’s such an irritating response and one of many things that turns me off of Scientology. If you can’t articulate the essence of your faith, why should I even consider following it?

    • Sydjazz

      Thanks everyone for your responses. Helpful people down in the bunker :)

  • The Dude

    Photos of the Boston(Quincy) org. I got them from a real estate website.The first photo is the entrance. The second is from the side. Their office is on the third floor right. Just to the left of the joke shop. You can see the shop on the right hand side!

    • Rasha

      OMG!! OPEN PARKING SPACES!!!!!

      • Jgg2012

        That’s what they postulated.

    • Suppressive Tomato

      “Come visit our org (right next to Joke Shop)” LOLOLOLOLOL

      • Rasha

        “Scientology – The OTHER Quincy Joke Shop!”

        • The Dude

          Bawwhaww!

    • Hamtaro

      “If I told them once, I told the a hundred times: put Church of Scientology Boston first and Joke Shop last. However, we’ve got a bigger dressing room than Joke Shop.” –every commenter who ever saw Spinal Tap.

      • aegerprimo

        The numbers all go eleven.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Bit what does four add up to?

      • The Dude

        This one goes to eleven!

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

    I want to take a moment to give a shout out to Tony Oretga and the Bunker for being here. Thank you for letting me post; thank you for letting me come and go without censorship (and may I never overstay my welcome). My hat is off to everyone here: the lurkers, the never-ins, the wanna-get-outs, the Indies, the Free Zoners, the Never-Agains. We all have something to say or something we wanna say. Tony, you’ve given us a wall to voice ourselves on. I never had that in $cientology. Every day you help peel another layer off the onion. To someone never-in, it may be difficult (if not impossible) to understand some of the awesome wins I’ve had in Scientology. Nevertheless, I’m having a lot of fun with you guys, and in this crazy world of our, a little happiness goes a long, long ways.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Hugs to you Crazy!

    • Rasha

      Doncha love that there’s no door here??? And yeah, Tony works damn hard to put the spark into us.

    • The Dude

      Let go and have a drink. There is always room at the bar with me Jimmy 3 and Todd T.!

    • Ruby

      “I never had that in $cientology.”
      Right there with ya, Jenny. :)

    • Artoo45

      I’m certainly glad you’re here. I always make sure to read your unique perspective on things when you post. I may be a never-in, but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand wins. Back in my credulous, new age days, I had them in a variety of settings when I was chowing down at the magical-thinking smorgasbord. I think many of my wins were the same kinds of wins I’ve heard described before by other Exs. Hubbs swiped many of the effective aspects of Scientology from lots of different sources dating all the way back to ancient Greece. In our culture, we’re not really taught the basics of Socratic logic and philosophy when we’re younger. It can be rather mind blowing when we learn a different way to think about the world. It can seem like magic when we finally learn the basic axioms of reality. Add love bombing and hypnotic induction and you have Hubbard’s recipe (and Erhard’s, and Maharishi’s, and Osho’s . . . ). Sadly, as with drugs, the wins are of ever decreasing intensity. I found that sensation of winning again, though. I started by taking critical thinking and logic classes and from there, studying science and philosophy. Turned out that for me, the real universe is proving to be much more mind-blowingly exhilarating than the made up ones.

      Rock on, Jenny at LAX! Rock on! And don’t let TSA give you any shit . . .

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

        Even LRH himself includes education (as in your critical thinking and logic classes as well as the studies of science and philosophy) as one of the 3 valid forms of therapy. Thank you, Arto045, for acknowledging JennyAtLAX’s unique perspective. How do you add fellow Bunkerites to your Favorites? How can I make sure I follow you, too!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          “Even LRH himself includes education (as in your critical thinking and logic classes as well as the studies of science and philosophy) as one of the 3 valid forms of therapy.”

          Sorry Jenny, this coming from the guy who told you to look and think for yourself too, but then did everything in his power to stop that from actually happening. Lovin’ your posts, but certainly not on your wavelength.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          How about we meet at Cinnabon one morning on my way out of town? They are 100% calories from fat! Airport food, yuck. I was so afraid of you but i must say you’ve grown on me!

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

            I’m afraid that you’ve %#$@?) grown on me, too, Todd.

  • Vaquera

    Does everyone remember when “Jane Mansfield” went clear?
    http://instagram.com/p/yKwAzbFh9w/

    Well, after a jaunt to NOLA for Mardi Gras she is now back in LA and looking for a place to stay while finishing up her last 3-4 months of training in LA.
    http://instagram.com/p/ziawsTFh3X/

    Come on…we’re a generous bunch. Any Bunkerites have a bunk for the buxom?

    • Nat-lificent

      “I’m looking for a place to stay for 3-4 months”
      Wow, some girls that pretty really do just use and take advantage of people, don’t they? Gross.
      Also, what happens when they get old, wrinkly and saggy? Do they have savings plans for that?

      • Vaquera

        It’s called a push-up. (Gees, that’s so against my nature. I feel guilty for saying it, but it just flew from my fingertips)

        • Nat-lificent

          Glad to bring it out in you XD

        • Baby

          or a boob job

          • The Dude

            Wonder Bra. Lift and push.

      • The Dude

        Ain’t nuthin pretty there but the rack. Horse teeth and bangs. Looks like Laverne.
        f5

        • Ben Franklin

          Stop making fun of horses

          • The Dude

            f5

            • Nat-lificent

              Plz stop making me defend her looks while I am stereotyping her and making wild unfounded speculations about her character and moral fiber XD

            • The Dude

              My apologies. Proceed with your other hating. Mine is over……… Last time I saw a mouth like that? It had a hook in it!

            • Nat-lificent

              *snort!* XD

            • Robert Eckert

              I should make some speculations about her intelligence level so we have it all covered.

        • Nat-lificent

          Lol, but what a beauty it is XD

        • Artoo45

          Sexy horse disagrees with you . . .

    • Chee Chalker

      Paging Mr. Cruise….. Kool aid drinking pretty girl looking for a 3 month relationship….. Not sure about the incisor situation and she might be too old for you, but she loves your best.little buddy and she’s already indoctrinated. Think of the time you will save!

      • Baby

        Chee..hahahhahaha

      • Nat-lificent

        Lol.

    • Vaquera

      It’s interesting. One of her comments that accompanies today’s lodging request is, “Sorry for the plea, I just have different friends here than on FB.”

      Of course, I surfed over to her Facebook account. My discovery is that, though she posts pics of her and her hubby’s $cio certifications, Freewinds trip, etc, on Instagram (where she has 254 followers/friends), she makes no reference to her cultish ways on Facebook (where she has 468 friends).

      So class, from this 411 do we glean that, in fact:
      1.) She knows to be wary of normal people/critics..(to add) and therefore keeps them segregated?
      2.) She knows enough to be embarrassed and she’s just doing this for the hubby?
      3.) She knows….well, I can’t think of a third option.

      • Nat-lificent

        And we reached our “meh, who cares” wall
        😉

        • Vaquera

          Point taken. Zzzzzz……

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I live far from LA but could try all I’ve learned about washing the brain to have her volunteer at my house for 20$ a week.

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      “I’m Veronica Corningstone. Tits McGee is at the PAC base finishing her OT preps, getting regged for the Scientology Media Explosion, and undergoing sec checks to uncover the ‘why’ of a sudden dropoff in production of male Sea Org staffers.”

  • Baby

    OK..You Bunkeroos in the Snow.. Here is a Snow Cat for you.. Now start packin that snow..xo

    • Rasha

      SNOW KITTEH!!!!! I may try a 4’13” one….

      ETA…. or whatever the height actually is. I just want to see something that small..

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Do eeeeeeet!

      • Baby

        OMG yes..

    • The Dude

      I can pack some snow for you! I got a square mile I shove up your ^%*! You FLA wandering so and so! I don’t want to hear about your 65 F. complaints.

      • Baby

        bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwhahhaha.. Well I was so sick of you guys bitchin about our warm weather I thought you would appreciate my suggestion..

        Jeeze.. that is what we Southerns get for lending a helping heart! ( hahhaha) We would love to make that cute snow cat and drink hot chocolate..

        • Nat-lificent

          You a beeyatch XD

          • Baby

            Now listen.. You know around the holidays..and the gorgeous snow twinkling while Christmas Carols are sung.. Well we are stuck in 80 degree weather ..

            How do you think that makes us feel? ( Too far?)

            • Nat-lificent

              (No, keep going!)

            • Baby

              This one is for you Nat..awwwwwwww

            • Nat-lificent

              Soooooo cute! GIMME DAT TOTORO!

            • Baby

              What the hell is a TOTORO? IF YOU WANT IT ..THEN IT’S MINE… CAUSE NOW I WANT ONE.. ok I’ll share..

              but I get the next baby..

            • Nat-lificent

              Cuteness-hog ;D

            • Baby

              Duh?

            • Eclipse-girl
            • Baby

              Thanks E.. Never heard of that story before.. interesting..

            • Eclipse-girl

              I like Studio Ghibli.
              My child adored Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away when she was young.

            • Artoo45

              SNOWTOTORO! You have to add the w or it looks like snot-totoro.

            • noseinabk

              Random comment warning. I was looking on thinkgeek and eBay for some t-shirts for my youngest daughters birthday. Dr. Who, The Hobbit, Minecraft, Pokemon. Knew I was forgetting something! Tortoro! Thank you bunkerites.

            • Nat-lificent

              lol

            • Rasha

              OMGOMGOMG I changed my mind!!!! And I gotta watch it again!

            • Nat-lificent

              I guess you are right baby and the heartbreak of only being able to make “sandmen” at the beach instead of real snowmen — you know for the kids

              http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N9Re3JRiO1E/UN4L0UV9H8I/AAAAAAAAAdY/oAzRKUQrLbY/s1600/IMG_3420.JPG

            • Baby

              Yes..of course.. For one day..Christmas eve.. I WANT SNOW..

            • Nat-lificent

              (L-O-fuckin’-L)

            • Todd Tomorrow

              My parents also have a cabin in Wyoming. One time we got stuck up there for three weeks in June for xenu’s sake! Fuck the snow!

            • Baby

              JUNE? ugh

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Luckily, we got out when we did. We were going to have to get a helicopter to drop us food. It was too cold to smoke. I’d go out in the garage and it was so cold that i’d hiccup every time I tried to take a drag. 60 below windchill factors were common. My friend and I would go into an old horses bard on the five block walk to school. That old horse’s body kept that old barn toasty.

            • Baby

              OMG Todd.. Good God.. 60 below? OH Jesus.. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.. awww sweet memory of the old horse.. with your friend..sweet..

            • Frodis73

              Now if this is how I could spend x-mas, I would love it!! Is that you Nat? If so you are beautiful!

            • Nat-lificent

              Not me, but I am beautiful as well. And humble. Extremely humble.
              XD

            • Frodis73

              Ok, I bet you are even more beautiful than her. :-)

            • Todd Tomorrow

              No, Nat has a gorgeous smile.

            • Nat-lificent

              Plz don’t. I am still angry about Sunday.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Well look at it again, where I was nice to him and tried to get him to stop it. But had he abused you you’d have a different perspective.

            • Nat-lificent

              No. Jimmy3 was hurting and you kicked him while he was down. That is unforgivable.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              perfect?

    • The Dude

      This is the Snow Cat that I need!
      F5

      • Baby

        Perfect.. I remember those days darlin.. I paid my dues.. trust me on that one..I didn’t move to the island until I was 63..

        So you gotta little ways to go until you can chase the sunshine..

        • Rasha

          at least with this, he could chase the sun, then drag the damn thing back up here!

          • Baby

            Hahahha.. absolutely Rasha.. I don’t know what he’s bitchin about..I think it’s because he is a Rocker.. they love to growl..ha

        • The Dude

          I did the snow bird chef thing for a long time(10 years). Back and forth. Maine to S.C. Cape Cod to Sarasota. Englewood Beach, Fla. to North Conway, New Hampshire. Been there done that!

          • Baby

            Yes you certainly did.. smooches..

        • The Dude

          To tell the truth. My old man days will be spent in the mountains of Brazil. It can get cold there sometimes. But I have traveled all over, and I felt more at home there more than I felt in the whole country.

          • Baby

            OH I bet your wife would love to be in her homeland Dude.. Beautiful Goal.. Wow..

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Just move where it doesn’t snow!

        • Baby

          Todd you know what

          Calif. means don’t cha?

          C. Come
          A. And
          L. Live
          I. In
          F. Florida

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Too many clams and I prefer pot to Oxy, sweetie. I grew in horrid snow in Wyoming. Yuck!

            • Liam

              Healthiest state in the Union is Alaska

            • Frodis73

              If it wasn’t for the cold weather, I’d move to Alaska…it’s beautiful and not a lot of people!

            • Sandy

              Mosquitoes – that is all …

            • Sandy

              Dark, dark in the winter. Relentless light in the summer. Been there. Do not expect paradise.

            • Frodis73

              Yes, I couldn’t handle that part of it. Little people and lots of nature is good, but the list ends there for me. :-)

          • Nat-lificent

            Yes, as a lifetime Californian, I fully support this suggestion. No need to come here. Especially don’t bring any more friggin’ cars here. As you were.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    I fixed the caek. (F5)

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    OT, but haven’t been around much this week from being very busy, plus had to put one my sweet fur babies down, so I’ve been pretty bummed out. One of the last pictures I got of him. (F5)

    • Rasha

      One damn fine-looking feline. Perfect grey and whiskers a mile long. Much Peace.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I thought the photo was rather regal looking.

        • Rasha

          Indeed. Little heated, purring, furry statues. Love ’em.

        • Robert Eckert

          Indeed. Probably taking over the Afterworld as we speak.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            If that’s the case, this will be his throne. For some strange reason, it’s where he wanted to be 24 hours a day, his last few days. Weird. (F5)

            • Robert Eckert

              Looks almost as cozy as a cardboard box!

            • Baby

              Just beautiful ..awwwwwwwww… sweet little man..

            • MaxSpaceman

              internal inflammation, the coolest against his body, the porcelain sink.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              That’s what my father said too.

    • Artoo45

      Oh, L. Wrong, I’m so sorry for your loss. We’re so lucky to have other creatures in our lives. I can scarcely believe that any other species actuall like us.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thank you.

      • Frodis73

        I love this. ^^ The one thing that gives me hope maybe we are not the terror I usually think we are. How do they love us?

    • Nat-lificent

      Oh *hug* My condolences L Wrong.
      My what a looker he was!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thank you. Got another on my lap right now reading the Bunker with me….or at least following the mouse cursor.

        • Nat-lificent

          BRB, gotta go appreciate Puppy Tyrion with a bison biscuit

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            I hope a bison biscuit is nothing like a cow pie.

    • Science Doc

      I am very sorry. I have an animal near the last months.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I was a mess at the vets office. I knew it was coming and thought I was prepared…nope, I wasn’t.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I am so sorry about your little kitty, I know how difficult it is. Tears.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        XOXO

    • MaxSpaceman

      sweet boy ~

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thx Max.

        • MaxSpaceman

          Ah, dude, I am so sorry for your loss. I have my big boy Chico the Cat and losing him well it would be a devastating loss. Hang in there. And you have another to take care of. That’s what’s always helped me get thru, when I lose a loved one who has been with me for years.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      So sorry about your loss. RIP soft kitty : (

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        XOXO SPW

    • Eclipse-girl

      Our sincere condolences.

      (((HUGS)))

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Hugs to you.

    • Baby

      I am so sorry Hubs.. really..I know how much you love your kittehs… Love ya..baby

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thanks Baby.

        • Baby

          (( HUGS so tight you can’t breathe..))) ( I’m back..ha)

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Baby come back, you can blame it all on meeeeeeeeee.

            • Baby

              I’m Skeeeeeeeered…

              [img]http://www.pic4ever.com/images/121fs725372.gif

    • Vaquera

      He looks like a wise ole guy. Sorry, L. Wrong.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Made it to 16 before he used all nine lives. 😉

        • Baby

          OMG.. Bless his heart.. I know he loved his daddy

    • noseinabk

      So sorry. I know how hard this is and know it is the kindest thing we can do for our fur babies.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Yes, it was his time.

        • stillgrace2

          I’m so sorry for your loss, L. Wrong. What a sweet face … I love this last photo.
          All my best, Grace.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Thank you.

    • Elegant Mess

      My sincerest condolences, L. He was a handsome lad. I’ll raise a glass to his memory this evening. *hugs*

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I’ll join you now.

    • beauty for ashes

      Look at that beautiful gray kitteh <3<3<3. Sooo sorry you had to go through that. (((hugs))))

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        You guys and gals are the greatest.

    • TheMirrorThetan

      Oh he was beautiful. Im sorry for your loss.

    • Frodis73

      Oh honey, I’m so sorry to hear about your beautiful kitty. It never gets easier when we have to do that. I firmly believe that it is our last gift of love to our fur babies, but it’s devastating none the less. {Hugs}

    • Sidney18511

      Oh what a beautiful little man! May you see him in your dreams.
      So sorry for your heart breaking loss.

    • Juicer77

      Biggest hugs to you, L. We lost our 18 year old kitteh two weeks ago and I haven’t been able to post about it. It was his time, too, but we had him his whole life and there’s a big emptiness there. Somewhere they’ve found a sunny windowsill together.

      • ObsessedReader

        I’m so sorry, Juicer. My 18 yr. old kitty died last winter and I can still barely talk about it. Such a huge loss.

        • Juicer77

          (hugs)

    • Captain Howdy

      He was beautiful and he’ll always be with you.

    • ObsessedReader

      I’m so sorry, LW. He’s so precious and will be in your heart forever.

  • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

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    RedX Briefing
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    (Refresh) The Black Cat by Yuummei Modified by DodoTheLaser & Flickered By Aegerprimo
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  • Rasha

    Fake Swiss navy to
    Venezuelan back rub group
    It’s been a full day

    …’night, Bunkeroos.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      I LOVE your Haikus Rasha : ) Looking forward to reading some more. A little inspiration goes a long way.

    • Baby

      Night Rash.. xo

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Night Rasha!

  • Vaquera

    I’ve been on a road trip for most of the day. Apologies if this possible sale of Duggan’s Phamacyclics has already been discussed ad nauseam:

    Cancer Drug Once Bought for $7 Million May Now Fetch $18 Billion

    (Bloomberg) — An overlooked drug bought by a biotech company for a mere $6.6 million a decade ago could become one of the biggest selling cancer treatments ever.

    Those high expectations have its maker, Pharmacyclics Inc., considering selling itself in a deal that could be worth as much as $18 billion.

    The Sunnyvale, California-based company has attracted interest from companies including Johnson & Johnson and Novartis AG, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

    Duggan is also a member of the Church of Scientology. He’s one of the organization’s largest donors, with gifts of at least $20 million, including some Pharmacyclics shares. Duggan confirmed membership in the organization in 2013 while declining to confirm his giving.

    “I feel it is an honor and personal obligation to share my financial success with Scientology,” he wrote in a 2013 e-mail to Bloomberg News.

    Davey-boy must be drooling all over his silk pillow case tonight.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Whoa cow-girl, that is quite a find. That is a lot of money for li’l Capn Dvey.

      • Rasha

        EVERYONE’S gonna be watching that money…

        (..okay, now I’m really going… promise.)

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          For real?

      • Vaquera

        Whew. Hopefully I’ve redeemed myself from my petty buxom post below.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Ultimate hypocrites. Taking Big Pharma $.

      • Vaquera

        Thrilled that Bloomberg felt Duggan’s Scio-beliefs were important/interesting enough to include in the article. Bam!

    • Sejanus

      Man that could buy a lot of empty buildings.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      In a sick twisted way, it makes perfect sense. The clams will just applaud themselves on how they are effectively using “counter-efforts”.

      • Baby

        OOOOOOOOOh lovin the avi..and new name(?)

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

          Thx Baby. Sassy Huh? Looks more like me too! Well BFM suggested I change my name to Wogsy. I thought that was a bit of a stretch…so I met her in the middle and and went from super power wog to super power wogsy : ) Glad you like.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            BFM = him

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              woops correction…BFA aka Beauty for Ashes lol

            • beauty for ashes

              You can call me Beauty, its much better than Ashy!

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              okie Beauty

          • Baby

            That’s funny cause I always called you Woggie anyway.. so Wogsy is adorable..and yes..LOVE your avi.. You are a doll! ha..

          • The Dude

            Changed mine about two years ago. Just after Baby changed her’s from “Glib Wog”.
            Right Darlin’?

      • beauty for ashes

        Oh Wogsy! You are sassy! <3 <3 <3 it!

    • Vaquera

      Now I see that the original Bloomberg article is 10 hours old, so of course it’s surely been noted somewhere down thread.…and with that, I’m laying my sleepy head down upon my pillow. Dream well, mes amis.

      • Robert Eckert

        Actually I think you got the scoop on this one.

    • RMycroft

      with gifts of at least $20 million

      His current top bowling trophy takes him possibly into the $55M-60M range, and a son or two.

      The richest Scientologists in the world get a new trophy for donating another pile of cash! November 28, 2014, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

    • Frodis73

      #@$% I wish we could comment! I’d love to link to Tony’s story about his throw away kids.

    • Graham

      “Declining to confirm his giving”, thus attempting to create the idea that he’s a modest person who doesn’t want to brag about his ‘charitable’ giving. Meanwhile in Scamo Land he’s posing like a needy child next to ‘mine’s-bigger-than-yours’ plastic super-trophies.

    • Juicer77

      I didn’t realize the Co$ OWNS SHARES of this drug. Thought it was all cash gifts. That’s a significant goldmine.

      • Vaquera

        That bit caught my eye, too, which is why I supposed DM was drooling.

    • cathy from encino

      Sunnyvale, CA? Well, that’s good news. Maybe Mountain View Idle mOrg will get “done” now.

  • The Dude

    A fan posted this on our Facebook page. Baby and Dodo wanted to hear it. I wish the sound and video was better, but it came from a phone camera. Last Saturday night.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iygASYtm3k&feature=youtu.be

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

      Thanks, Dude! Every time you have a new vid, please share! m/

    • Frodis73

      I’d like to hear some of your rock covers…I’m not into the country stuff so much. Thanks for sharing as it’s so cool to put a face to your posts…what we would see anyway!

      • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser
        • Frodis73

          Thx DTL- I love the Bunker…it’s like a genie lamp…ask and you shall receive! Dude-it’s so awesome to see you rocking out.

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

            Welcome! :)

    • Sidney18511

      Hey dude….once in a while could you please drop your facebook link in the bunker comments? Thanx.

  • MaxSpaceman

    As significant as any book about scientology incorporated is the “Cowboy Transcriptions” by Cowboy Transciber. Cowboy was a CMO Messenger who was with Hubbard 7/365 for years, when Hubbard was hiding from the FBI, Interpol, France’s penal system as a convicted Felon, at La Quinta, near Palm Springs, Calif., known to scientologists as, Where’s Ron? ‘Over the rainbow.’

    His reports posted online are collected by a terrific transcriber. If you don’t have this, get it. Someday read about the experiences, over years, of one Eller Aitche’s most trusted Messengers. http://www.mediafire.com/view/5itq92e61lec8i3/cowboy_threads.pdf

    “I left when I realized that even Hubbard himself was a far cry from any of the results promised through clearing and OT. It took me years to separate the promises from the reality. I saw him in his daily activities, through his own ups and downs, illnesses, losses, frustrations, rages.

    “I twisted my mind trying to make the facts fit into the promises. It didn’t work. NED was developed because Dianetics didn’t work. NOTS {New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans} was developed because NED {New Era Dianetics} didn’t work.

    “None of it worked. Not one bit. Not on him. Not on others. Sure, it made some people feel good for a while. But did any of the avowed results ever come to fruition? Of course not.”

    By CMO Messenger, Cowboy. Collected by Cowboy Transriber.

    • Frodis73

      I have to second Max’s suggestion to read through this very revealing document. It’s pretty long, but very worth it.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      I have to agree with Frodis. Your links are always informative, and thank you for sharing this information. Seriously. It really helps me, and I’m sure it helps the lurkers.

  • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

    Slightly O/T: Found this and posting in honor of fallen kitties. Portraits of men and their cats

    http://petapixel.com/2015/02/25/portraits-of-men-with-their-beloved-cat-companions/

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Sweet and creepy at the same time.

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        It was also recommended reading by Disqus for some reason.

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

          The link is dead now.

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            Lame! It is saying website offline!

            • http://www.tonyortega.org/ DodoTheLaser
            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Thx DTL!

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

              And thanks to you for covering 7am Red X.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              no problem DTL! : )

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

              I didn’t expect you to. It was very nice of you. Hope you got enough sleep.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Why thank you. : ) Short sleep for me is 6.5 hours. So yes for me. By normal standards no.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              New hairstyle SPW?

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Yes. Closer to real life. I am over my emo phase. : )

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Cute I like it.

            • Frodis73

              Very cool. I fwd it to my ex who turned into both a cat and dog person. Yes, it was my fault.

          • Robert Eckert

            We crashed it.

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

              lolz Thanks for making me laugh :)

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      There is a nice collection of photos of a young Marlon Brando with a white cat. Those photos always made me like him more.
      http://main-designyoutrust.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Marlon-Brando-with-His-Cat-at-Home-circa-1950s-2.jpg

      • Frodis73

        This is adorable…and sexy!

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Ever seen photos of his grandson Tuki?

          ETA: pic
          http://img.spokeo.com/public/900-600/tuki_brando_2012_11_08.jpg

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            My oh My oh MY!

          • Scream Nevermore

            Well, hellooooooooo, young man!

          • Frodis73

            Holy smokes!! Tuki is hot…whew! He is incredibly sexy…those eye, my gosh.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              I agree. A beauty born of tragedy.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        There is a great one with him with a penis in his mouth. He actually was asked by a reporter about his bisexuality and he said he never did care what people thought of him. Also he had fuck you written on the top of his house for reporters.

        • Frodis73

          Omg. I thought you were joking, so I googled it. How have I lived 42 yrs and not seen this pic?

          • Todd Tomorrow

            You never hung out with Todd.

            • Frodis73

              I need to, immediately obviously! Lol.

            • Frodis73

              I’ve heard about JD. Someday when we are celebrating the lil Captain going to prison we will have a beer…or two.

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            He also studied Afro-Brazilian dancing too for a role! Typical “Method actor” expanding his life experiences.

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

    “Will Smith?, I don’t know what’s wrong with Will Smith… he seems so bored. terminally, chronically bored… you find yourself becoming resentful watching him…. there’s a whole lost hour of the film you just don’t care…. the lack of chemistry is libedo withering and it’s all on Will Smith… Margot Robbie deserves better…”

    just got round to watching BBC’s ‘Film 2015’ review of “Focus”… they were not impressed, lol

    • romanesco

      Libedo?

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

        corrected

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

        actually it can be spelt both ways

    • Frodis73

      It’s great to see these once great people taken down a peg. I know it’s childish, but they are involved with Co$, so I will relish in childish delight over it.

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        It kinda breaks my heart a little bit. Makes me feel sorry for the Fresh Prince. He was so cool!

        • Frodis73

          I’ll agree with that. I really did like and respect Will for the longest time. I really think the fame went to his head…add in TC and Xenu and he’s just weird now. Not like JT, but def not the same regular guy he used to come across as.

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            I follow Jada Pinkett-Smith on FB, and I find her post to be very non-scientological. He sounds like he eats way more scientology books than she does. The “s” in scientology not capitalized on purpose.

            • Frodis73

              I have to get to bed, so I will look at this in the am, but before I knew she was a clam I really liked Jada, so independent, different, free spirit, feminist, rocker, etc. I thought she was the one that was way more into the stuff than Will…? Which makes sense to me as she seems like a person that is always searching and seeking something and is willing to give anything a go to see if it works. I haven’t really followed anything she’s said or written in years, so I believe you when it doesn’t seem too scientology’ish (new word!). They also know how toxic that word is too…maybe just keeping a low profile.
              So, does anybody out there have the 411 on this?

            • Ella Raitch

              Tony posted the other day (< 1 week ago) that Jada was into it, not Will.

            • Frodis73

              That’s what I thought. Thanks!

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            WIll Smith as a Travolta-like creepster in 15-20 years? No one wants to see that!

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              For some reason a picture of Bill Cosby pops in my mind. lol. Totally forseeable.

    • ObsessedReader

      I noticed that about Will Smith too, he almost seems depressed. I know I’d be depressed and stressed if my spouse and kids were involved with an evil, toxic cult. He may have woken up and now wants them all out. If that’s the case you can imagine the terrifying thoughts going through his mind – disconnection, confidential tidbits “leaking” out from from their files, the cult’s creepy and damaging revenge tactics.. His happy family life could go down in flames thanks to their nice little self-help “religion”.

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

        just about every gossipmonger and those under the radar are saying he’s going to pull the ‘conscious uncoupling’ routine this year… whilst I’m sure him and his wife could easily do that – his kids, not so much. As I mentioned elsewhere here we’ve actually got BMX’r’s writing about his scientology connections in a film review…. (and you’ve got to believe Hollywood is following it’s cult fucktards closely) a good month before the HBO nuclear bomb… man, the PR War is going to something we’ve never seen before come closer to the date!

  • Frodis73

    OT-Attn to Baby, Dodo and others here that vape. Visit this site to write to your fed reps about e cigs and the changing of the date. Now that so many have actually quit or switched they are targeting us that vape.

    http://cqrcengage.com/casaa/app/write-a-letter?9&engagementId=71485

    • Elegant Mess

      Thanks Frodis! I hadn’t been following the legislation lately on e-cigs.

      • Frodis73

        Cool! They are trying to crack down big time! The number of smokers has gone down big time….but when you compare it to the number of ppl who are vaping-not so much. They have to keep that cash cow producing you know. It’s really pissing me off. Leave the smokers alone! We have been picking up the tab for *everything* the past 20 yrs.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          I never thought I’d quit but did it with a very high dose of Wellbutrin. I tried everything else. One of my friend is a psych and she wrote me an unlimited script so I can taper off it. Don’t miss it at all and I was a closet smoker as a child. I’d go to the store and buy cigarettes,”for my mom” and started my own bad habit. Vaping was too much like smoking.

          • Frodis73

            I tried the Wellbutrin in combo with an old school inhaler and I did quit for aprox 7 mos. I have tried *everything*. With vaping I have hope. I’m already going to taper down my nicotine level the next time I order to see how that goes. For the first time I have hope that I will be able to stop. Different things work for different people and I think this is the one that will do it for me. I am already smoking less with the vape…was from the first day I tried. It has been a blessing for me.
            Interesting you were a closet smoker as a kid…I have an image of you crouched in your closet, hiding behind dresses puffing away. Lol. My mom smoked and I *hated* it with a passion…I was a little nuts about it in fact. She was floored when I started in college.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Scientology ad just an here in SoCal during Amazing Race on CBS. I did not see which one it was…

    • Lisa Carolyn

      Saw the Scientology commercial, too, during Amazing Race in LA!!! (Talked about how many people they were helping!!!) :(

      • Juicer77

        Welcome, EXS!

        • Ex-Christian Scientist

          Thanks, Juicer! Been reading avidly since Leah left, buy this is my first post! 😀

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Thank Xenu! Remember to call and complain.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Interesting what audiences they have targeted so far (if any). Amazing Race, Judge Judy, special events – Super Bowl, Grammys, The Oscars (afterwards though, so I missed it). Anyone keeping a list?

      • Todd Tomorrow

        No, but Judge Judy would throw lil cabbage to the lions. She was a family court judge for years. Disconnection would really piss her off.

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          That commercial placement is odd to me.

        • beauty for ashes

          Who’s taller David Miscavige or Judge Judy? ***cracking myself up****
          Who would win in a fight?

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            Hands down. Judge Judy.

      • Frodis73

        They seem to be going all out…trying to hit a wide variety, but targeting the 20-30 year old group mostly..? Hard to say as I don’t watch any of the shows they have targeted.

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

          I don’t much about marketing but I know that the CO$ Promotes! Promotes! Promotes! when they are applying a Condition of Emergency. And it makes sense that they would target the 20-30 year old group since they are the producers! (My non-pofessional opinion).

          (From the Introduction to Scientology Ethics Handbook)

          One applies the Condition of Emergency when:

          1. Statistics of an organization, department or portion of an organization or a person are seen to be declining.

          2. Unchanging statistics of an organization or a portion of an organization or a person.

          The formula for the condition of Emergency is:

          1. Promote. That applies to an organization. To an individual
          you had better say “produce.” That’s the first action regardless of any
          other action, regardless of anything else, that is the first thing they
          have to put their attention on.

          Exactly what is promotion?
          Well, look it up in the dictionary. It is making things known. It is
          getting things out. It is getting oneself known, getting one’s
          products out.

          2. Change your operating basis. If, for instance, you went
          into a Condition of Emergency and then you didn’t change your operation
          after you had promoted, you will just head for another Condition of
          Emergency. So that has to be part of it. You had better change your
          operating basis because that operating basis led you into an Emergency.

          3. Economize.
          4. Prepare to deliver.
          5. Stiffen discipline.
          Part of the Condition of Emergency contains this little line of “you
          have got to stiffen discipline” or “you have got to stiffen ethics.”

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

            Good point. The only problem, more they promoting, more PR damage they get, these days.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              All they have to do is search Twitter to see what kind J&D reaction these ads generate.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Problem is they don’t look since the internet is entheta. Their own technology turns against them. Ahhhhh…maybe dichotomies are not bad after all. : )

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

              I believe more and more of them do look, for “confront” purposes. I know I did.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              You mean at the J&D reactions?

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

              Everything, really. “Entheta” sites/blogs, etc.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            “Exactly what is promotion? …It is getting oneself known…”
            Ha! These are some of the most recent examples of CO$ celebrities implementing this:

            Danny Masterson getting himself known as: a complete jackass in the Paper interview.

            Princess Joy Villa getting herself known as: a Z-list nobody desperately undressing in a pathetic bid for attention.

            John Travolta getting himself known as: Creepy Uncle John and the butt of a million jokes.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              ” Change your operating basis. If, for instance, you went
              into a Condition of Emergency and then you didn’t change your operation
              after you had promoted…”

              Apparently, their operating basis is “acting like sociopathic, unempathetic, totalitarian jackasses.”

              Yes. Let’s change that first then promote.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              No, no, no! I love them just the way they are!

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Division 6?

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Elaborate on that question please.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I watched Tory today on a program where at the end she brought out some papers that said $cions were failing in div 6(Not sure if that was the exact words) but when asked she said it was recruiting new meat into the cherwch.

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

              And Division 2. And every other division these days.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Tory was on a show and that’s what she said was their worse problem. She had paper work and said something about div 6? No new members! She was on for over an hour. Very smart and funny!

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

              Very true. While Div 2 is crancking those pamphlets on steroids, Div 6 is struggling to get them out and to get new people in. They stopped expanding even when I was still in.

          • Graham

            ‘Promote’. Luckily for us ole Flubtard hadn’t heard of the Streisand effect. Keep on promoting Scienos.

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              Clearly, the dwindling spiral for scientology

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Yeah, me neither, I only watched the special events. I didn’t realize that younger people still watch Judge Judy. It would be interesting to hear what a professional would make of their ad placements. Someone said they thought maybe a whale was a big Judge Judy fan. Sounded funny but hey with these folks, anything is possible.

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

    I mentioned this before – that the UK ASA was really good at taking down misleading ads but qualified it with print being way slower than tv spots. Somewhere in the comments Graham [I think] posted that the ASA was actually moving onto the second stage of the Clam print ads (which is a good sign)… anyway, here’s a little something I found showing how fast their TV department works in comparison. (see pic).

    On a side note the TV ASA HQ Library in London was my second home when I was at uni as it had the most amazing stuff on record; contracts between Production Companies and Broadcasters, Public Service Remits that ran afoul, actual letters of complaint and internal memos remedying them… all juicy stuff! This library wasn’t available to the public, and hardly any professional companies themselves – because of the way the system worked it did open it’s doors to graduate students with proper accreditation that could prove relevant research. Once you were approved you were given photo ID. Knowing what I know now I’d love to go back and look up a few things.

    • Graham

      Yes. Myself and several others have now received e-mails from ASA confirming that our separate complaints about the first Scieno ad will be investigated as one complaint.

    • Robert Eckert

      They ban ads for “objectifying women”? If they did that in the US there would hardly be any ads left.

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

    my late night kitteh pic

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

      You caught your cat watching cat porn again?

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        lolol Caption: Heeeyyyyy, don’t change the channel!

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

          I cannot stop laughing at this picture!

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

            “I’m just working on thesis on social interactions in the cat community in relation to biology!”

            • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

              “I’m studying what L Ron Hubbard writes about on the second dynamic regarding my species!”

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

              Hahaha! Good one!

      • Ella Raitch

        Now I’ve heard of a dog pile but……

        • ScnMonkeyNuts

          Kitteh pile :)

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

            Are these yours? Great pic.

            • ScnMonkeyNuts

              Thanks Dodo-yes, they let me share the monkey house with them!

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

              :):)

            • beauty for ashes

              Are they polydactyl (have six toes)? I want to smoooosh them kittehs!

            • ScnMonkeyNuts

              Only Peeka (the black one doing the Bee Gees ‘Staying Alive’ impression) is polydactyl-they were the their mum’s first litter

            • beauty for ashes

              I thought I recognized those mittens. We had several generations of kittens and most of them had it. My favorite was a little grey fuzzball with big mitten paws and he was real wobbly in his first few weeks. We called him six pack. We thought he looked drunk.

              We adopted him to a good home though :)

          • Juicer77

            That’s some serious purrs and warms :)

        • beauty for ashes

          Awww puppy pile! f5

  • what’suppressive

    4 pm Thursday here. I completely forgot my stats. Tell my wife and children I love them….goodbye.

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

      You think you will get out that easy?

      • what’suppressive

        I left my house, all my money as well as the family all to the church. CoB offered to lend me the gun.

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

          Well, yeah, you gonna have to make amends. Get your stats up next week!

      • Dale A.

        Hi Dodo. Thought you might be up.

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

          Hi, Dale. Things are well?

          • Dale A.

            Yes, thanks. I tend to have a little insomnia…

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

              I wondered if I will ever hear from you again :) Glad all is good.

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

    I might be wrong, but I think people will still watch anything with Will Smith, Tom Cruise and even John Travolta in it. What do you think? Can Going Clear affect TC’s ticket sales? Will they distance themselves from scio? Predictions?

    • Scream Nevermore

      As they get older and creepier, their ticket sales will fall. If you add the crazy to the mix (like TC and his sofa jumping) it all adds up to put people off. Cruise is already feeling the effects – didn’t he have trouble getting the latest MI installment green-lit? Smith has made several turkeys recently, so that won’t help him. And JT stumbles from one disaster to another, it seems. Great ads for supah powerz, aren’t they??

      • Juicer77

        Not sure if it’s just getting older catching up with them. None of them have done the sort of roles that will carry them into an admired golden years career, a la Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren or Jimmy Stewart.
        Creep factor definitely doesn’t help, especially with the internet generation.

        • Scream Nevermore

          When Cruise did Born on the 4th of July, I thought he was headed for a ‘proper’ acting career. At one point in the movie he actually moved me to tears. And then he decided he wanted to be an Action Hero. I was never a fan, even before finding out about the Scino wierdness, but I was prepared to admit he could act. No sign of that now – he’s all teeth baring and, now that I think of it, seems to be channeling his inner COB in all his roles…

          • Frodis73

            You just summed up the way I felt. I wasn’t a fan of his…to this day I have not seen Top Gun or Cocktail all the through. I really wanted to see Born on the 4th because I loved the book. He blew me away (hey, I was like 13 yrs old’ish)! I really thought ok, maybe he’s not just a teeny bopper, pin up boy. I even supported the casting of him as Lestat in Interview w/ a Vampire when that was announced and everyone was flipping out. His performance in Born was really quite good. I think if he would have continued in roles like that and not gotten involved with the church, he would have a very different career today. What a waste…deep down I think there is a very real, emotional and talented person…as you so brilliantly put it, it’s all teeth baring…and running, we can’t forget the running. He’s shown little flashes of talent here and there, but it’s just a reminder of what could have been.

            • Scream Nevermore

              I forgot about Lestat – and yes I was also of the ‘let’s see what he can do’ school of thought there, and I thought he was really good. The nicer side of me feels sorry for him – his career and private life have been seriously fucked by the cult, contrary to what he says and (probably) believes. The less nice side of me thinks ‘Hell slap it into him’ (as older members of my family say!) because he’s the very public face of a cult that has destroyed so many others, and they don’t have the money to fall back on that he does.

      • beauty for ashes

        Karen Delacarierre just posted this the other day. watched it again. I really forgot how crazy this was! Tom Cruise couch jumping!
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPOvEimDaxs

        • Scream Nevermore

          Creepy and cringe-making in equal measure!

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

        Great points. I say TC and JT got about 5 more years of being watchable.
        They already start considering/playing “fat and silly” roles though.
        Dunno about Will.

        • Scream Nevermore

          There was a time when I watched I Robot just to see Will in the shower (though I do love the film for other reasons!). He was seriously sexy. Now, not so much. His eyes are dead, and even that six-pack can’t distract from that. And again, he can act, but chose the action man path. I don’t know who is advising these guys, but they are not giving them good advice. Maybe ‘make quick megabucks you can give to COB’ advice, but not good for the longevity of their careers, at least not that I can see. JT had a lot of public goodwill going for him, but that’s being squandered as we speak.

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

            I understand. But he is fun to watch still and politically/racially speaking, he is Hollywood’s version of Barack Obama, although more and more African-American actors/actresses are getting proper recognition and exposure. It might get tricky with Will.

            • Scream Nevermore

              Especially with all the footbullets provided by his kids.

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

              Yeah, but “kids are being kids”.

            • Scream Nevermore

              Kids behaving like that in my family would be grounded until their 21st birthday, with no internet or Xbox until the same day! A generation back, their backsides would be sore enough to stop them sitting down for a very long time. His son is an ignoramus who thinks he’s a philosopher, and his daughter get pics taken in a bed with a much older guy. That’s not just ‘being kids’. That’s totally lacking in parental guidance and boundaries – which is what convinces me that the parents are following Scino principles, even if they deny it.

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

              True, but compare Jaden’s verbal diarrhea to Kanye’s. Jaden seems sane in comparison, yet Kanye is pretty huge regardless. You see? Race, politics and entertainment combined, sometimes overcome other factors, it seems..

            • Scream Nevermore

              You could say tho that Kanye’s music is what made him huge (even though I personally think he sucks as a musician and a human being!), not riding on his dad’s coat tails. The Kanye idiot might have some talent, the Jaden idiot, none, as his attempts at a movie career have illustrated. Without his dad’s fame, he’d be just another anonymous kid on Twitter, spouting crap.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I was on his wife’s web sight and she says he is going to play John Gotti, and she’ll play his daughter Victoria Ghotti, remember her? She had a horrid reality show. But even their little kids are in it.

        • Scream Nevermore

          That sounds like it will be compulsive viewing, just not in a good way…

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      Yes. lol ….I hate him but they were actors before Scientology.

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        I haven’t seen anything of TC/Will/Or John since I’ve been out but if the movie was good enough I would rent it.

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

          ^^Tough Crowd^^ ok ok going to bed for realz

    • Frodis73

      I think the scientology thing has already hurt TC. His box office reports have not been so great…the whole booing thing at some sporting event. I think it can only get worse. As for Will, most people don’t even think of him an scientology from what I can tell, so I don’t think it’s done much for or against him. Going Clear could change that as people will definitely want to read more about the cult. Plus, I keep hearing people say that Jada is the one that is really more into it than she is…do I have that part right?
      As for JT-same as TC. The church, hiding in the closet, sexual assault of massage dudes, his last two Oscar mess ups, the damage is bad…I think ‘Going Clear’ will only make it worse. I hope so…they all need to answer for this BS, big time.

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

      Yes; The Cruise effect already started with Edge of Tomorrow…. the critics absolutely loved it and gave it very high marks, as did Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB…. the studio even threw an additional $100m ad spend on top of the standard tent-pole PR budget… however it got trounced by that soppy chick flick! When the critics rate your movie highly and it’s being advertised absolutely everywhere and still no one watches you then yes, Cruise’s goose is cooked!

      Throw in the bona fide failure “Oblivion” and the laughable Rock of Ages and so-so Jack Reacher AND the studio coming out with the story that MI5 doesn’t have an ending yet then one could surmise that tiny tommy jumped the shark ages ago.

      (check out my comments on Will Smith’s new film below)

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

        We both are a bit biased. I want to see the box office numbers for MI5.

      • Scream Nevermore

        I thought Oblivion was OK (I didn’t pay to see it, my aunt had it on Sky when I visited her!). The thought of him as Jack Reacher just made me laugh – as did the trailer! Jack’s a huge, silent lump of a man. TC is a short gobshite. Laughable!

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

          I kind of liked Oblivion and hated it at the same time. It was too formulaic.
          Also, fuck Tom Cruise. He’s got all kinds of waking up to go through.

          • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

            He’s due for a real life Jerry Maguire break down. I see it, and he put it there.Ha!

          • Robert Eckert

            I liked the scene where Tom Cruise beat the crap out of Tom Cruise.

            • Scream Nevermore

              I wanted to join in! 😀

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

              Hahahaa! I want to frame your comment!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          He is a gobshite.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Box Office Mojo lays out Cruize’s B.O. slipping like this: for his Sci-Fi motion pictures.
        Legend:
        Date—
        Domestic Gross—
        Production Budget—
        Film length—

    • Baby

      Dodo.. I disagree..I think Going Clear will be celebrities Waterloo.. and I can’t wait.. xox love you sweetie

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

        I hope so. <3

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

    to any still-ins this pic is just for you…. there’s a lot of support out there guys

    • TheQueenofBulgravia

      (shhh ….there’s name in the first reply message)

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

        [yeah, I missed it] it was posted publicly on Facebook anyway so I doubt it’s not too much of a problem… especially as the person is out already … the point was more for those still-ins lurking here to show how uplifting and supported it is to blow

        [that, and the fact that it’s impossible to remove a pic unless the mod does and that didn’t work for me last time]

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

    Leah and Fam, for good vibes, good times.

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      Family. THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.

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

        No matter of religion. Amen.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        You’ve never met mine. I love them but they all fight. I stay away and just talk to my mother on the phone. I know i’m their favorite:)

        • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

          lol. I get that. I have some members of my family that I haven’t seen and choose not to see, but I cherish the handful of sane family members I do have.

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

          Sorry to hear that, Todd. You know the context though.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            They live in the same town and are always trying to get at my parent’s money which is odd because they aren’t that old and they made the money.

            • Scream Nevermore

              Ah, I have a relative who was spotted leaving her father’s house with carrier bags of money. Before she let anyone know he was dead… Family, eh??

    • Scream Nevermore

      She looks great – in fact, they all do. Best way to illustrate how good life can be outside the cult.

  • beauty for ashes

    :)OMX I just stumbled on Joy Villa’s acting reel. What do you think? Has she got it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx0LD7hmsO8

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      No

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

      She is pretty, but definitely not an actress.

      • beauty for ashes

        “The urge to perform is no indication of talent.” :)

      • Frodis73

        Yeah, that’s a very weak reel. Like she’s trying to hard.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          No Pam Grier that’s for damn sure.

          • Scream Nevermore

            She’s already acting the cool, edgy street girl part – doing proper acting on top of that is beyond her.

    • Scream Nevermore

      Never heard of her!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Caio! Is she a clam?

    • Ella Raitch

      Films, my ass

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

        You have my vote.

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

      oooh, she’s awful… there was that guy who had that strange name in the Sunday Funnies… Huffton Rafterntufftonburger or something who also has a showreel out there and someone posted it here… hope someone posts it again as it’s spectacularly bad [I think I posted it on my blog, too]

      • Robert Eckert

        Here: which do you think is worse?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB50hdCUMc

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

          thanks for getting that…. him definitely as it’s obvious he’s giving one million theta per cent!… she just doesn’t seem to have a clue and is living on the proverbial babe ticket (babe?….are you sure, ed?)

          • Robert Eckert

            I have to agree. She’s just being herself, which is unfortunate. Hartford thinks that he is “acting” and is failing so hard.

        • i-Betty

          Oh, no!

        • Lurkness

          Hey Robert, you got time to chat via email? Lurkness1@gmail.com

  • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

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    • Saint_Hill_Ghost

      In fact Loafing Ron Hubbard has to pay YOU all back for his freeloading.

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        That would be nice since I paid a shitload of money. not expecting to get a dime back. FU Scientology.

    • Lurkness

      Have you heard from Longtime Lurker at all? At WWP? I have emailed a couple times and no response. I feel horrible about it and hope he doesn’t think we didn’t come to his defense. I went to bed before it really blew up. Hope he reads tonight comments and comes back.

      • Guest

        • Guest

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        Also his name was never mentioned in that arguement except for the fact that unfollowed was debating with him. As soon as J3 dropped the talking shit bit and all the other posters outed him. It had nothing to do with LL anymore

      • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

        got it delete

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

    It’s happening.

    “The Church of Scientology’s reliance upon celebrities has harmed it
    significantly. In the end, in my opinion at least, the Church of
    Scientology’s reliance upon the Sea Org has damaged it severely and will
    be the Church’s ultimate undoing.”
    http://scientologymoneyproject.com/2015/02/26/the-sea-org-fact-or-fiction/

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      Love J. Swift. All their technology is failing them. Goes to show knowledge is power. Gnite.

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

        Sleep tight.

  • Swiss Guy (not from Sweden)

    In BASEL the start of Fasnacht at 04:00 am with some 100000 people in the streets:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvR0Lj-b70

    • https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-117#post-2494321 Super Power Wogsy

      Hi Swiss guy that’s not from Sweden.

  • Draco

    “Scientology in Venezuela: Fundraising conga line, or shoulder massage chain?”
    I think they are lining up for a rousing game of musical chairs.

    • Tsunetomo

      Human Scientapede.

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

    the new demographic getting a handle and actually writing about scientology is quite interesting…. Rad snowboarders/BMX’r’s/skiers are talking about them now [they’re even clued up on Will Smith].

    http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/from-religion-to-rad/Content?oid=2640802

    pic

  • EnthralledObserver

    Oh WHEN is daylight saving going to END!!!??? I want my early nights back again! *note: we don’t do daylight savings in Qld*

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

      i ABHOR changing the clocks!! i wish we’d stay on one or the other!!

      • MrsLurksALot

        Spring forward, fall back, eff you. Lol. I hate changing the time, too. Didn’t Ben Franklin come up with this idea? If so, um, he’s dead and that was a long time ago.

        • EnthralledObserver

          Something or other about saving the curtains from fading…

          :p

          • MrsLurksALot

            Good laugh for the morning, thanks!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Welcome! :)

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

            In Alaska.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Not to mention, what sort of Underground Bunker even has windows, let alone curtains!?

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

            here they claim it’s for the farmers—poppycock!!! they farmed without this shit for centuries!!

            ETA: and actually in the USA the time change is overseen by the dept. of transportation as it was apparently vital for the trains—well who the hell still really travels by trains? and times are coordinated now around the world!

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

          It was a prank.

          • MrsLurksALot

            Time lapse prank, good on him.

      • 1subgenius

        Just saw a disturbing thing.
        Deaths by heart attack go up after the change.
        What the fuck, stop the madness!

        • NOLAGirl

          That’s terrible. :( Personally, I feel better once we put the clocks forward, I wasn’t built for so much darkness. There is no vampire in me whatsoever. 😀

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

          there’s also an increase in vehicle accidents…..it’s ridiculous, dangerous and it NEEDS to stop!!! i’ve read that the EU is seriously considering stopping it….i hope they do and i hope the states follow suit STAT!

          • Scream Nevermore

            They’ll fight abandoning it here. We don’t get a lot of daylight in the winter months, so changing the clocks makes the most of what we do get. Have to say that my body clock doesn’t like it. Though now I’m not working, I can get up and go to bed to suit myself.

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

              my body clock doesn’t like it either….takes about 2 weeks to adjust….they need to pick one or the other and stick with it…..

      • Juicer77

        How are the pantry repairs going? Hope your frustration level is not too high.

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

          frustration is, unfortunately, sky high cuz GAH!!!!! AGAIN?!?!?! and once again, nothing can be repaired until spring and things have to drip drip drip and i have to drain drain drain tubs collecting water……

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

      I don’t even know what it means.

      • EnthralledObserver

        All you need to know is when it ends you’ll get your Bunker fix earlier – good days! 😀

      • Just Dee

        It confuses the hell out of my dogs as well as my grandchildren. It also takes about a week to adjust to it. Spring forward the clocks 1 hr, Fall back the clocks 1 hr. Stupid really.

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

          Thank you, Dee.

    • NOLAGirl

      First weekend of March EO, and I can’t wait either. I never feel right until we “spring forward”.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Thanks, NOLAGirl – it ends here (Australia) 1st March… but I see I’ll be tortured a little longer than that. Boo.

  • Gosling

    Does this represent the UK continent or just the UK? As I recall the UK continent included India and other far off places.

    • Juicer77

      Welcome, Gosling. I will let those with more knowledge answer that question.

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

    teaser for my next blog post…..

    pic

  • Edward Whalley

    In re: Basel. Crap. My church (Christ Church, New Haven, CT) has more impressive ceremonies every Sunday. And you don’t have to pay to see ’em.

  • endoftheQ

    I’ve always wondered about the Australian connection, given that the properties in the UK, Holland Park, St. Hill, Fitzroy Street, Tottenham Court Road, Queen Victoria Street are all owned by Church of $cientology Religious Education College Inc. of South Australia.

  • http://www.fratclips.com John Bonavia

    Really love this, a team do a great than a single.