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Scientology documentary ‘Going Clear’ participants getting harassed, threatened

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Former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder (left) received a frightening threat of violence which he posted to his blog this morning. The anonymous sender of the message said Rinder was under surveillance “twenty four seven,” and told Rinder he wanted to “cut your fuckin balls off.”

Besides Rinder’s threat, we’ve known about several incidents of in-person harassment that have been occurring in recent days, but we haven’t been in a position to talk about them. Often, when people are targeted by Scientology’s private investigator operations, they don’t want to discuss it, which is one of the things the church counts on.

Meanwhile, film director Paul Haggis (right), Marty Rathbun, Tom Devocht, and others in the film have long been targets of Scientology’s online efforts to harm their reputations. That activity has increased greatly in the weeks leading up to the Going Clear theatrical premiere this week.

It’s almost like Scientology doesn’t want you to go to the theater this Friday.

We don’t know if we’ll be allowed to say more about the private investigator visits that have been occurring or other hallmarks of Fair Game. Just be sure that Scientology has never stopped its old tricks.

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

A naming ceremony in Las Vegas for Ryan. Aaaaw.

 
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On a Clear day in New York, you can see your infinity…

 
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Youth for Human Rights doing kind of a YMCA thing in Nayarit, Mexico.

 
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Foundation for a Drug-Free World is out in force at a street event in Taiwan.

 
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In Denmark, someone is no longer messing around…

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

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 9, 2015 at 08:00

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  • Vaquera

    is there a Q&A after tonight’s screening? We might have to wait through that, too, before we hear any feedback.

    • Zana

      On the website they said there would be a Q&A after the screening. You’re right… we might have to wait. However, I think Basketballjane will get a word or two through. We’ll see.

  • AintMizBahavin

    waving hello to the bunkeroos how is everyone? fine i hope.. im still a lil off track from the weekend but catching up. i hope everyone had a awesome weekend and is ready to tackle this awesome week.. with that said im off to catch up on what i missed…. xoxoxoxo

    • Eclipse-girl

      It has been a long day.
      The threats against Rinder, Gibney, Wright and others got us Mad. really Mad

      We had to fight off a few trolls.

      Nat came back.

      Now were are waiting for those who got into see Going Clear at a museum tonight to come home and give us their reviews.
      You have less than 2 hrs to read the 1800+ comments.

      • AintMizBahavin

        shoot shoot shoot i missed the good stuff ok lemme get to reading… ty Eclipse getting me a refill of apple juice and home made popcorn with extra salt and butter

        • Eclipse-girl

          anything for a friend

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          You’re going to need a bigger bucket of popcorn. Yes, on a Monday night!. Scientology lawyers showing up in the theater as well as Access Hollywood, maybe some celebs, VIP’s. It’s been quite a night.

          • EnthralledObserver

            As if I wasn’t excited enough – bigger popcorn!

  • some pics from the archives…. imagine the lifts in tiny tommy’s shoes to make him taller than Brad, lol

    • Hamtaro

      According to that trophy photo, Jack Murphy is shorter than DM. I call shenanigans.

      • every time I see that photo I’m drawn to the crease in Hubbard’s trousers… I remember the other photo of this shoot had one of the girls in front with a bag of fake blood and I vaguely remember a regular here saying what was actually being filmed… also doesn’t COB seem to have surprisingly large feet…

        edit: and wouldn’t the cult buying Jackson’s Neverland have been one of the best things ever?!

        • here are a couple more… look closely at the first one…..

          • MaxSpaceman

            FIrst pic- funny shoop !

            • Yes, obvious shoop is obvious, but the pic of Pornstachio Babycob is priceless. What a fucking little martinet he is.

          • Captain MustSavage

            Does Tom Cruise have his hand on John Travolta’s knee?
            Its not there to emphasise a point because they’re looking straight ahead and not engaging with one another. It looks kind of comfortable there.

            • Super Power Wogsy

              lolol. yes it is!!! HOLY SHITARD! That’s hilarious.

            • AintMizBahavin

              Thanks for the point out. its beyond cozy looks to me like thats the signal that they have a date later after the show smh

  • Spike Robinson

    Tony: this message is, strangely enough dedicated to you. I was trying to explain to a friend today what you mean to us, how your blog has become not only encyclopedia of All Things Scientology, but also a vibrant community of watchers, friends, activists — and OSA trolls. And without you, I would not be able to address those trolls. So thank you, Tony.

    Now, about the OSA:

    You see, now that I know – and I’ll describe later how I know- that I’ve become a blip on their radar, I’ve decided to say hello back to them here in Bunkerland, where I know they’ll get my message the most quickly (with a hearty salute to you, Tony!).

    My message concerns their recent “love letter” to Mr. Mike Rinder, who is one of my personal heroes.

    I might just be a teensy weensy lil’ blip on an all-too-crowded radar screen – but some poor OSA sot will have to watch it. Will I have something fun to say? or will I merely eat yogurt?

    Now, to Tony and the rest of y’all, my dear friends- you don’t hafta watch this one; in fact, I’d rather you don’t. I didn’t put this up to boost numbers on my YouTube channel, or draw attention, or grandstand. It’s just that they’ve threatened the wrong dude in the wrong way and I have something to tell them. I also want to say that this does not mean that I think I’m anything more than a tiny minnow in a BIG ocean – I know that any success we have is due to EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU BUNKERITES, SP’s, ANONYMOUS, AND ALL CRITICS OF $CIENTOLOGY. Together, we are legion.

    So here’s the link. Now I’ve got me a message to record. Cheers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orsCKCi0NBs&feature=youtu.be

    And OSA: Four hours – short straw gets to listen to me. πŸ˜›

    • Frodis73

      Spike-you freaking rock!!

      • Spike Robinson

        Thank you! And know: We all rock, Frodis. We All Rock. <3

    • Spike Robinson

      okay, so LA is 3 hours away from VT. A couple minutes behind, but here is the vid, oh my OSA friends!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZzKimwYy7o&feature=youtu.be

      • Spike Robinson

        And just so’s y’all know: I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.

        Get it?

        Got it?

        Gooood.

        • Spike Robinson

          Oh, and important edit for anyone who *does* watch this to know: at 3:43, when I say “Thank you very much,” I am not being sarcastic to Mike Rinder – I was quoting what he said to me, that is, he thanked me very much for writing, which I DO appreciate. That is all. πŸ™‚

  • bryan penatr

    Hi every one on the bunker! I like how you are putting your foot down! I’ll like to help out, in a way that might be fun and a cool way to spread the word! I was once a Scientologest and I have been disconnected from my ex (girlfriend)! What I like to do is start an campaign about disconnection And other out of tech that they do! I want to call it the (I love Libby Mears campaign)! Now I can help? I work for an advertising Co. called Aarrow Advertising! We are human directional that attract attention and able to spread the word of truth in campaign in many ways! We do grand opening too special events, we advertise for you!

    For more info email: orangebpenate@gmail.com

    The valley Org is soon going ideal! And I’ll like do a campaign on that note!

    Thank you

    • As you work for an advertising company I think one of the best campaigns you could do is to come up with brilliant rebuttals to all of scientology’s recent print ads both in the US and UK… a worthy challenge to any copywriter worth their salt!

      • romanesco

        …Or at least a copywriter who can spell his own name. Does penatr/penate seriously expect anybody to give him their email address?

        • EnthralledObserver

          That’s not the only thing mangled in his comment.

        • Robert Eckert

          Aarrows in the dark

          • Captain MustSavage

            I see what you did there.

          • AintMizBahavin

            niceeee

        • Super Power Wogsy

          somebody said marco was the troll who didn’t really speak or write in english that well.maybe him? it’s funny .

          • Robert Eckert

            There’s certainly a marco-ish feel.

        • ha ha, spotted … just clicked him and got this

          • Frodis73

            I clicked his profile and it worked…he’s posted here as long as a year ago actually…maybe he is serious! πŸ™‚

            • it’s down for me here…. either way it’s good if it’s legit and something interesting might develop… or lulzy if it isn’t… hey bryan, show us an example of your work…

            • MaxSpaceman

              He may have a full-blown campaign for the next “Idea Org”

            • Robert Eckert

              Profile fails to load in this tab, but I opened another Bunker tab where his profile is normal. Hmmm, all day I have been suspicious of three profiles which fail to load in this tab (but load in others) because those three were the people who linked to the Haggis sister video. Now I have to re-evaluate all my theories of what is going on.

            • EnthralledObserver

              The content of those old posts seemed a bit fishy, though.

            • MaxSpaceman

              10 months ago fish
              By Bryan:
              “In the late 2012 i join the valley org! and in that time they where about
              to go idea! i gave money and my family too, which they said it will
              open coming in the early 2013 before summer! O we had fundraiser to no
              end! but then summer came in 2013 and nothing happen! at that time
              someone told me that there are just need on more million ! long story
              short! It Now summer 2014 and the idea org is no where to be completed
              and im no longer with the church !”

            • daytoncapri

              There is an aarrow Website – yet some say the guy isn’t for real. Someone please explain this to me.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Is English not your first language?

      • Super Power Wogsy

        *snickersnort*

      • bryan penatr

        And U!?

        • EnthralledObserver

          Haha… it is, but I don’t claim to be in Advertising, where an exceptional command of language would be a huge advantage, if not a necessity.

    • Jack99

      Nice try!

      • romanesco

        No, it wasn’t. But it was kind of funny in its way.

    • Couch_Incident

      So… Aarow Advertising, the guys who spin advertising signs?

    • Frodis73

      Sign spinners? Seriously?

      • bryan penatr

        Lol I know……… right!!!!

    • MaxSpaceman

      Hungarian Company, Aarrow is. Very successful in Bosnia-Hertzogovinia.

      • bryan penatr

        πŸ˜‰

  • Panopea Abrupta

    A miscellany while we wait:

    Con-front and scatter? spatter? natter?
    For word clearers, what an interesting conundrum!
    And … footbullets – …

    • Zana

      Amazing… The first organization banned from Wikipedia. OMG. You HAVE to be stupid AND obnoxious to be banned from Wikipedia. !! Amazing!

      • RMycroft

        *ahem*

        • RMycroft

          The truth is, there’s a current edit war going on over all cultic-related articles. Cult supporters are doing are very carefully crafted campaign to slant a large number of articles, especially involving people deemed to be part of the so-called anti-cult movement.

          When I can, I rescue articles that are first shaved of most content, then kangaroo-courted in WP:AfD as non-notable.

          Edward Lottick

          • Billy Bob

            Is there a definitive book that analyses and set forth the aspects and hallmarks of cults?

            • romanesco

              Search “Rick Ross” and “Margaret Singer.”

            • Graham

              Search for ‘high demand groups’. Some extreme political movements and some financial scams share features with religious cults.

            • Rick Ross “Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out” is a darned fine start. Lots and lots of references to studies since the 1950s.

      • Billy Bob

        I imagine they tried to rewrite every article of every psych and psychological term.

        • Zana

          It’s laughable.

    • AintMizBahavin

      that has to mean they constantly went in trying to change the information posted or threatened to sue wikipedia no one and nothing gets banned.. remix to london bridges

      ” scientology falling down falling down falling down scientology falling down thanks to davey take the key and lock him up, lock him up lock him up, take the key and lock him up yes we mean you davey

      • Missionary Kid

        AMEN!

    • Missionary Kid

      I came up with the “human equivalent of flight 370” for Tom Cruise a few hours ago. (Maybe someone else did, too), but you put it to great use.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Someone remind me… when’s this screening supposed to finish?

    • Zana

      It’s a 2 hour show. It ended at 9:30 PST. However, they have a “happening” afterwards. I think Alex Gibney is there. I don’t know who else. Maybe there is something out at the LACMA website. :?? I’m waiting as well… so excited to hear anything. Avoiding writing on the project I’m supposed to be finishing. πŸ™‚

      Hmmm…. perhaps OSA caused a ruckus. Can’t wait to hear what is going on.

      • MaxSpaceman

        Zana, you must be firm. Something like, Get thee behind me, Bunker !
        And off you go to your writing the project you’re to be finishing. πŸ™‚

        • Zana

          πŸ˜‰ Yes, you’re right. I’ll wait a little bit more. I love to write in the middle of the night. Love the quiet time. I’ll get to it. Thank you for your encouragement…just another peak here at the Bunker. Yahoo Bunkerooo!

          • Baby

            Don’t listen to Max.. tell him you will go to the Bunker Addiction meeting later..xox

            I might have to get up at 6 tomorrow.. If one of the dish boys don’t make it to work.. sigh

          • Tom Morton

            Peak/peek

            • Dancing Cranberry

              peak, peek, pique! πŸ™‚

            • Tom Morton

              Ci ci, c’est ca!

      • Newiga

        “Avoiding writing on the project I’m supposed to be finishing” *refresh* I had this as my desktop wallpaper a year ago when I was writing my master’s thesis. πŸ˜›

        • Super Power Wogsy

          Saving as this IS the story of my life as a student lol thx

          • Newiga

            You’re welcome. Thought it might appeal to you as well. πŸ˜‰ Good luck with your studies. You’ll miss it once you’re done. I know I do.

        • Zana

          Yes. I know this one. Congratulations on finishing your Master’s Thesis!! Wow. Good work. That’s powerful.

          When I get into it I really get it done. I’ve written 11 screenplays, 1 play, lots of songs and a number of books. I can do it…it’s just difficult to go down into “the other worlds” on a night such as this. Thanks for the heads up.

          • Newiga

            Thanks, Zana! Yes, Getting into the creative flow can be difficult but once you do, magic happens. πŸ˜‰ You sound like a creative girl. πŸ™‚

    • Vaquera

      17 minutes ago.

    • Vaquera

      There’s a Q&A with Gibney and Wright followed by an HBO-hosted reception in the courtyard.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Super Power Wogsy

      awwww. i can’t see what is it.

    • Zana

      Yes!!!

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Sorry, refresh…

  • Zana

    Here’s the schedule for tonight… Alex Gibney an Lawrence Wright are there for an after-party: http://www.lacma.org/event/going-clear

    they are in a Q & A with Gibney and Wright after the screening.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Zana

      And it’s TRUE!!!

    • always thought a question* to ask these these guys that would get maximum lulz and coverage by the media would be:

      “Do you think there’s any connection between Jaden Smith’s ongoing tweets and his scientology education?”

      * after the heavy lifting proper questions first, of course.

      • Missionary Kid

        Celebs bring attention to the chult. Unfortunately, it can result in a derail, but it shows the nuttiness involved for all to see.

        • daytoncapri

          Paging Mark Foster – I believe you coined the word “chult”. Works well.

    • MaxSpaceman

      Walrus, you are ‘intergalactic’ indeed !
      Nice Tweets. Thanx.

      • Super Power Wogsy

        isn’t he or she Uber cute. I want to keep.

        • I’m just glad I didn’t hurt his or her flipper when I was climbing up the thread on Saturday night.

          • Super Power Wogsy

            heehee! me too!. i remember that comment. so funny. : ) You are cute too. I’ll just pinch your cheek.

            • Ow! Not too hard!

            • Super Power Wogsy

              but you are soooooooo CUTE!!!!!

        • MaxSpaceman

          one o’ the cutest Avi’s on DisqusWorld ~

          • Baby

            Hey Hey Hey… I’m a BA BE

            EDIT: I love Wally.. Shit I love all you guys.. Team Bunker..

  • Baby

    OSA.. I SEE YOUUUUUUUU…

    • sumdayiwill

      This made me laugh way too much..love it πŸ™‚

      • Baby

        Have I welcomed you sum? If not a huge welcome.. Come sit beside me… I love this little girl..hhahahaha.. She cracks me up every time I see her..I know OSA is here tonight.. I had to bring her out tonight..

        • sumdayiwill

          Yep I came out to the Bunker long time ago. I just don’t post much πŸ™‚ anymore way too busy trying to keep up with all the comments..traffic has picked up here lol

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Zana

      WOW.

  • Elegant Mess

    Hey Bunkeroos! I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the final round of voting for the Milner Jumpstart Tampa program begins in 1 week (March 16). It looks like Washburn Academy made it into the final round. So, let’s show our support for the Humane Society of Pinellas by voting for them. We can vote once per day, per IP address from March 16-31. I’ll be sure to post again with the website and instructions once final round voting has opened.

    • Zana

      Okay! Remind us. I’m ready!

      • Elegant Mess

        But of course! We only had the last few days to weigh in on the preliminary round and had an amazing effect on the voting. Just think what a difference our community can make if we’re in on the voting from the start for this round! πŸ™‚

    • AintMizBahavin

      remind me ill vote and get my listeners to vote also

      • Elegant Mess

        That would be awesome. The more the merrier! πŸ™‚

    • Eclipse-girl

      With all of us working during the whole voting period, I think we can make sure the Humane Society will win.
      We get two weeks to vote.
      Are the rule the same as before?

      • Elegant Mess

        Yes, EG, I believe the one vote per IP address per day rules still apply. Let’s do this!

    • I will take the first thing in the morning remind everyone to vote shift!! πŸ™‚

  • bryan penatr

    we where all once in the same boat! and we all want to do something about it! i give my email openly b/c im no longer scared of THEM! and they can’t do anything really! and you know that!

    i just want to do my part!
    and if i have to do this alone then i thank you for your help!

    thank you for your time!

    • romanesco

      Did you know that your keyboard has a period symbol? It looks like a little dot, and it’s located at the lower right.

      • bryan penatr

        your left

        • romanesco

          • bryan penatr

            .com

    • Super Power Wogsy

      Thank you sir. Now carry on Chiquito.

  • What a day.

    • Zana

      Yes! We will look back and see that this is the day the tide changed. Amazing.

      • Baby

        We are watching History being made.. Zana..

        • Zana

          Yes. It truly is amazing. Momentous. The undercurrent is extraordinary.

          • Baby

            I wish the whole bunker was with me now..WE WOULD BE PAR TA IN..

            • Super Power Wogsy

              guuuuurrrrrlllll. shots and all.

            • Baby

              And Pitchers and Pitchers and Pitchers of Mango Margaritas..

            • Super Power Wogsy

              Oooooooh yeah with chips and Salsa!!

            • Baby

              Who needs FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOd.. Oh CAEK.. Definitely

            • Elegant Mess

              Well, its not marg night without the chips ‘n salsa!

  • Missionary Kid

    Larry Wright and Spanky Taylor were on KPPC public radio, from Pasadena this morning at 11:00 PDT. Ionly heard parts of it because the repeater here in the Coachella Valley didn’t work too well where I had to be at the time. What I did hear, both of them knocked it out of the park.

    Here’s the audio and the transcript.
    http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2013/01/31/30309/lawrence-wrights-going-clear-scientology-hollywood/

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Just listened. Great stuff. Good to hear Spanky speak out.

    • Excellent piece. A very thoughtful moderator and Spanky was fabulous. The troll in the comments section, not so much.

    • scottmercer

      Whoopsie. That’s from two years ago, when the book was released. That link anyway.

    • Zana

      Thanks!

    • Juicer77

      Hooray! Lawrence Wright flat-out calls the church liars for claiming he didn’t do his due diligence in research.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Baby

      Keep Those Fuckin Fabulous Tweets Coming Wally..xoxo This is the day we are waiting for..

    • Missionary Kid

      Larry Wright thanks $cientology itself for providing so much documentation that he used in writing Going Clear. Jessica Fishbeck, Tommy Davis, and 4 clam lawyers brought to The New Yorker 47 notebooks full of information that Larry mined.

      Just as Scientology has provided free advertising for the film, they’ve provided a lot of the material.

      How the story goes, the Editor at the New Yorker, in the middle of the meeting with the $cientology representatives and lawyers, in a bathroom break, said to Wright, “You know what you have there, [in the material provided by $cientology] don’t you? A book.” Mr. Wright not only produced a book, but a marvelous movie, directed by Alex Gibney.

      • Zana

        I love this explanation. So simple and elegant. Ju jitsu. (or however you spell it.)

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s all standard tech for $cientology: Footnukes and stupidity. DM truly is the biggest SP, and has done more to destroy it than anyone else. He certainly has helped Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright with Going Clear.

          A big shout out to all of the people who started this movement, among the first, Miss Lovely.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Hopefully action figures to follow!

        • Frodis73

          LOL! I would love to have a Tony O action figure! *That* would be so very cool.

          • Baby

            A Tony O Bobble Head.. hahahahha

          • EnthralledObserver

            Tony O action figure comes with list of confidential sources and their numbers. *grin*

        • I want a Tommy Davis one!! “You don’t have the fucking rank!” “I’m getting real angry!” πŸ˜€

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • AintMizBahavin

    heading to bed family will see you all tomorrow evening. everyone have a great night, morning, afternoon ,evening and remember the clock is ticking on scientology its falling down like london bridges did now all that is needed is the key to lock davey up.. with that said much love to all GN

    • Super Power Wogsy

      gnite girl! see ya another day. ((hugs))

    • Baby

      Night sweete..xoxo love you

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Zana

      Hooray for all these heroes. Great warriors for the truth who made this happen. Just “Hooray!” and profound respect.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Baby

      I remember when Tony made this comparison..

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Best one yet!

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • could I suggest that you and others here forward these tweets to @chrismcquarrie [current director of MI5]… it might encourage him to start a conversation about it with you know who

      pic

      • Frodis73

        Lol, I bet he is the one non scientologist that is very upset about the doc. I know he’s gotta be worried about the ick factor with TC the cult zombie.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Frodis73

      Thanks…I still can’t believe all this attention is finally(FINALLY!!!) happening. Its mind-blowing.

      • Baby

        This is what we have been screaming for for YEARS… Finally is right Wally.. Now the World will know. The world will know what we all know.. Finally..

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Dancing Cranberry

      Thanks for all these tweets, Walrus. They are lovely to see. What a day!

    • Ella Raitch

      What is shaggy in this context?

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Captain MustSavage

    Just reading some of the tweets IW has been providing links to. Doesn’t sound like Gibney or the doc itself is coming up against any kind of credibility issue at all. That doesn’t say much for the DA Tech that’s been on high deploy.

  • First Last
    • Robert Eckert

      That was two years ago for the book tour.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • anyone watching the facebook group SPs ‘r’ US would know that new members join quite infrequently… however in the last few days quite a few more have taken the plunge… given that this is facebook that’s quite a significant jump … further proof that the clam ship is being abandoned at an accelerated rate

    pic

    • [… that or OSA are employing freelance facebook moles, ed]

      • Super Power Wogsy

        My first instinct was OSA but I’m trying to stay positive. I follow but I’m not a member for that reason. I know OSA has an enemies list from FB already.

        • it was literally a couple of new members a week… anybody posting bollocks is called out much worse than here… creating a fake facebook account is way, way harder than a disqus one… I think there’s a lot of legitimacy behind these figures

          • Super Power Wogsy

            It does take more time to set up a “fake” fb account. You are probably right about the legitimacy behind the figures. It’s an open FB group anyways. If OSA really wanted to snoop they don’t even need to make an account to snoop.

            • it’s easy …. initially… but you won’t last long if you make yourself public and start ‘joining in’. I’ve had/have numerous facebook accounts over the years and my very avatar is one of the reasons I hold such a gripe against the cult. Not many people know this but back in the day I was quite active against scientology on facebook and often got my comments flagged… I then changed my facebook avatar to the one you see now and soon had my account suspended for two weeks; this was when you still needed to be ‘invited’ to join.

              I was so annoyed that I actually employed my full on mojo to find out what happened (actually got a mobile number of one of the fb PR babes … had to prove legit media affiliation before it was given to me)… long story short I was told that they used my avatar as the main excuse in conjunction with my comments about scientology celebrities… funnily enough it was Nancy Cartwright and not TC… and I had loads of complaints against me. Because of the ‘amount’ of complaints against me they couldn’t reactivate my original account for some reason -[to this day I call bullshit].

              So, this avatar is actually quite a lot more relevant to me than just being pretty funny… it’s my personal daily reminder of what these bastards did to me in the early days of social media.

              It’s now accepted everywhere apart from one major outlet…. The Daily Mail (lol).

            • Super Power Wogsy

              Holy Drab! That’s an awesome story ML. The PR babe huh? I’d be waving that avatar around too if that happened to me. I was never much of a social media user back in the day, but I can assume it was much easier for OSA or any clams to file “complaints”. Well i certainly don’t “join in” to any of the conversations unless it is through disqus. But that’s good information to have for future reference. Again, i wont be making any arguements from my fb account in the near future. I recently changed my fb name which i now regret cuz FB doesn’t allow name changes for 60 days. So for any of you reading. just a heads up on that. so the daily mail won’t let you use that cool avi huh? That is f*cking lame.

          • Jenny Daniels

            Not as hard as you might think!

            • Super Power Wogsy

              sssshhhhh. it took me an extra min to set up my fake fb account.

    • Baby

      Wow.. I want to join so bad..but the Bunker keeps me so busy.. I have friends that share news with me from the group.. But right now you guys are STUCK with me..xo

      • pretty much everything of any repute ends up here…. mind you, you can find those Cruise dick pics on my blog if you use the blogger search engine there

      • The Dude

        You need to warm up to Facebook. It’s fun!
        It could be a new obsession. We always need more obsessions, right?

    • Frodis73

      Speaking of this group…do you have to be invited to join? I have never been able to find it when I search for it. I swore I was a member too…lol. Went to look at something a couple months ago and I can’t find it.

      • Baby

        Yes.. but no biggie..I mean for you..

      • Super Power Wogsy

        no not at all. you can request to join.

        • Baby

          Oh I was mistaken.. ooops

        • Frodis73

          Who would I request that from…like I said I can’t even find it…it’s like it doesn’t exist.

          • Spike Robinson

            Frodis – who are you on Facebook? I can add you.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Hey Spike… in case she wishes to remain anon.. she can make a request and be approved by anyone. Just wanted to make sure people realised this before outing themselves unnecessarily. πŸ™‚

            • The Dude

              Anyone interested in SP’s R Us, can message me at(my wife is gonna kill me)https://www.facebook.com/david.hogan.3133

            • The Dude

              Your secret is safe with me.

            • beauty for ashes

              Dude, just want to caution you that you may want to delete this NOW!

            • The Dude

              You are right. I know this. Done.

            • beauty for ashes

              Woohoo! **sigh of relief****

            • EnthralledObserver

              Your wife IS going to kill you – do not regret this in the morning!

            • Frodis73

              Your wife prob will kill you! I sent you a msg and a friend request…if you can try and invite me via fb, that would be cool. πŸ˜€

            • Spike Robinson

              yah, sorry – I just realized that. (facepalm)

            • EnthralledObserver

              πŸ™‚ All good – gonna friend ya on fb to teach you a lesson!

            • Frodis73

              Hey Spike thanks. When I click on the link it says content not found. Let me wait and see if somebody can help before I give my real name.

            • Spike Robinson

              Oh, of course! (facepalm) apologies. “Spike Robinson” is my real Facebook name; you can friend and PM me there… πŸ™‚

            • EnthralledObserver

              So my link won’t work for you?

            • Frodis73

              No, it says content n/a. I am signed in to fb too.

            • EnthralledObserver

              That’s weird – it’s a public group. Maybe you have some wonky setting at your end.

            • Jenstnick

              The link worked for me. Just joined.

          • Super Power Wogsy

            Just click on Join Group

      • EnthralledObserver
    • The Dude

      I know you from there! I am proof that they will let anyone in there….. LOL. Sorry. I am drinking and silly!

      • Super Power Wogsy

        Just make sure you sign in from the right account.snickering… : )

        • The Dude

          I am “The Dude”. And “The Dude” is me. Most people know me here. OSA can kiss my ass!
          My band is Dark Horse.
          I am Dave Hogan “The DUDE”.
          And I am not afraid.
          Dumb mug inserted.

          • Super Power Wogsy

            Sup Dude.

            • The Dude

              Sup supa powa?

          • Baby

            Hi sweet Dude…You are a very handsome Wog..xox

        • Spike Robinson

          Hey, they let me in and they’ve regretted it ever since! πŸ˜‰

        • Dude, let it go already.

          • Super Power Wogsy

            ok ok gone.

            • Super Power Wogsy

              it’s still really good advice though. i would know. i’ve done it.

        • generic sock account

          You have nothing to apologize for. I fucking love snickers. Why wait?

          • Super Power Wogsy

            fist pump. elbow touch. back hand slap. hi five.

            • generic sock account

              Now you have something to apologize for.

            • Super Power Wogsy

              lolol. i couldn’t help it. E for effort? im going ferreal this time. gnite gnite. saweeee

            • generic sock account

              E for Ehhhh…??? But that’s it. And I’m only being generous because I just watched The Fault In Our Stars and it wrecked me emotionally. I haven’t cried that much since the last time I watched The Lion King. And that was last Wednesday. Good god, why make a movie that depressing?

            • Super Power Wogsy

              Ha! I’ll take it! I cried like a little baby too on Lion King. My friend told me about the The Fault in Our Stars. Not a depressing movie if you cried. It’s a movie for the heart. Ok ok. going going. ferreeealllz.zzzzzzzz. Oh watch ‘Hundred-Foot Journey. That was cute. I teared up, and it was just a movie about food! It was great.

            • generic sock account

              I don’t usually cry during movies, but I when I do, it’s when Mufasa dies. Even all these years later. But I should’ve had a shamwow rag handy for The Fault In Our Stars. Just weeping like a baby throughout the entire film. Wrecked.

            • Super Power Wogsy

              Wait. you waited until Mufasa died to cry? I was in tears when they raised Simba up to announce his birth at the beginning of the movie. I cried when Hook told Emma he gave up his ship to find her in Once Upon A Time. There is no way I can watch The Fault in Our Stars. NO WAY.

            • generic sock account

              Raising Simba up is the most uplifting part of the entire film. If you’re crying, it’s out of joy. When Simba tries to wake up Mufasa, it is not joyous. It is emotionally damaging. If you don’t cry at that part, you’re not a human, as far as I’m concerned. You damn robot.

              http://youtu.be/HwSKkKrUzUk

            • Super Power Wogsy

              Awwwww. Sniffles of soft tears for simba. NO I CRIED. I cried when Mufasa died! I wouldn’t call it emotionally damaging though. I would call it vulnerability. You know your humanity???

            • generic sock account

              Yes. I have been programmed to know of humanity.

            • Super Power Wogsy

              : ( I hear you.

      • silly is the wrong word… the word is ‘very comfortably aware’

    • Captain MustSavage

      New people or OSA bots joining now to trawl for scientologists who begin to test the water UTR?

      • Very much doubt they’ve got the numbers to do this anymore

    • Toni m

      Dear ML. I just want to thank you for your efforts in this fight against the cult.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • beauty for ashes

      This ones gooooooood!

    • giggler

      What great responses, and this is just the beginning!!!

  • Baby

    Dayam.. I have to go to bed.. I hate to leave you.. shit.. wake me up if OSA was spotted at the theater..Love Baby

    • EnthralledObserver

      Night honey, bunny πŸ™‚

      • Baby

        Night EO…computer off or I’ll stay alllll morning.. I may have to wash dishes tomorrow..yawwwwwwn Those dish boys are so irresponsible.. sigh.. Love ya.. xoxox

        • beauty for ashes

          Night Baby! Sleep well and get those boys in tip top shape tomorrow!

  • Super Power Wogsy

    BITE ME OSA
    Good night Bunker. Can’t wait until tomorrow. If you are in the mood please don’t forget to RedX CO$ craigslist ads. You know if you are like buzzing from a drink and need something else to do : )

    REDX
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    (Refresh)Walking Dead Cover modified by DodoTheLaser and flickered by AP
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/16369542807/in/album-72157642802079293/

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Photos from the LACMA event from posted at Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.com/galleries/events/541001643

    • Juicer77

      Thanks for the link. These photos are great.

    • Cupcakes for Breakfast

      IG, thanks for posting all the tweets!

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Basketballjane

    So many feels after this movie. Still processing. Gonna write a full review/op ed tomorrow. It is WAY past my bedtime. Goodnight bunkerites!

    • Frodis73

      I was just coming to check for a review before I head to bed. So glad you had fun and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

    • beauty for ashes

      Girl! We were all waiting up for you! I’m just kidding. Can’t wait to hear what you write tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  • Jack99

    Will Elvis Mitchell’s interview with Wright and Gibney from the LACMA screening end up on his podcast The Treatment?

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Captain MustSavage

      Do you know what she’s referring to here, IW?

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        There is an earlier comment by Tony addressing this.

        • Captain MustSavage

          Thanks, will check that out.

      • Eclipse-girl

        ..

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Captain MustSavage

      Great job of adding these, thanks.

  • ComeToPresentTime

    This should be nothing new to Rinder, having been on the other end of very similar tactics while he was in. He’s simply on the other side of the coin now and he is intimately familiar with the playbook being used here. It’s every bit as deplorable now as it was when Rinder was “handling” John Sweeney during filming of his first BBC Panorama special on Scn.

    • Graham

      And your point is?

      • ComeToPresentTime

        Just that he has a somewhat unique perspective on these tactics is all. The shoe being on the other foot and all that.

        • KNMF

          Rinder’s been fair-gamed by Scientology for a long time now. Come to present time already.

        • Smokey Wallisa

          And all that…
          Is LRH or Sherman gracing the Bunker?

    • Smokey Wallisa

      New account used to deflect criticsm of Fair Game intimidation tactics…hi OSA! Going Clear is coming and nothing you can do will stop it from airing.

      • ComeToPresentTime

        Nah I think I took too much Vistaril to qualify for OSA. And not trying to stop the doc from coming out, I’m hyped to see it and to witness the fallout afterwards. Hope the media doesn’t just hinge on the whole “omg nicole was wiretapped oh noes” thing though.

        • Smokey Wallisa

          Ok. Sure. I totally believe you because you mentioned a psychotropic drug found in LRH when he died. These days there’s so few of you guys that it doesn’t take much to qualify for OSA on line ops.

          • ComeToPresentTime

            I can make baseless OSA accusations too.. you’re not going to get me to share my personal info on here just to prove I’m not, and it makes no difference to me anyways.

            • Smokey Wallisa

              I don’t give a shit about your personal info just the content of your posts. And those initial ones point to OSA. Carry on. You’re officially amusing to me now.

            • ComeToPresentTime

              I wan’t trying to “deflect criticism of Fair Game” at all, I was just marveling at the fact that this is someone who I used to watch in press interviews as the spokesman for the COS telling baldfaced lies as his predecessor Heber did before him, as well as taking part in Fair Game campaigns himself, most notable against Sweeney. I witnessed all of this as it unfolded and had been following the work of online critics well before Anon came on the scene and it was Mark Bunker and Bob Minton (RIP) picketing outside Clearwater orgs and posting the vids online. So with that frame of reference, to see Rinder being fair gamed like this when he did his share of the same kind of thing on the inside is interesting, even though, yes, it is terrible for anyone to be harassed in such a manner.

            • Smokey Wallisa

              Fair enough. I’m more than willing to admit when I’m wrong. Your new account coupled with your initial comments and the editing without acknowledging the edits may have lead me to an error in judgment. You may still amuse me as you feel fit. Carry on. ; )

            • Robert Eckert

              Whether you are an OSA troll or an indie troll is not relevant. Starting off here with Dead Agenting right off the bat is not going to win you any friends.

            • ComeToPresentTime

              well holy shit I wasn’t Dead Agenting. Just making a quip about the tables turning, so to speak. Pretty weak stuff if that was my goal, wouldn’t you say?

            • Smokey Wallisa

              No.

            • Robert Eckert

              I would say all the Dead Agenters lately have been pretty weak.

            • Robert Eckert

              The difference being, that when you make accusations everyone knows what kind of source they are coming from.

            • ComeToPresentTime

              And I’m assuming you’re insinuating that it’s the source with the capital S?

            • Robert Eckert

              The source is a throwaway Disqus account created just now which starts Dead Agenting as its first order of business.

            • ComeToPresentTime

              Are you going to ask me what my crimes are next? Yeah I don’t necessarily want to post here under my Disqus account I use for everything else.

            • Robert Eckert

              Then don’t come here. If you have no history, there is no reason to trust you on anything. Starting out with an attack on the person the Scilons are making their #1 target today raises a strong presumption you are their agent.

            • ComeToPresentTime

              So what I said amounts to an “attack” now? Are you some type of authority in this comments section?

              EDIT: You sure are doing a good job of always attacking and never defending, as well as not addressing/misrepresenting the content of my posts and instead just discussing my crimes. Just saying.

            • Robert Eckert

              “Are you some type of authority in this comments section?” I am a person who has been here since Before the Beginning, and everybody here knows all about me. We know nothing about you except that you are doing nothing except slagging Rinder, on an article about how the Scilons slag Rinder.

            • Smokey Wallisa

              I’m really curious about what prompted you to create this account on the day Rinder made public a threatening email (one Scientology would have characterized as a terrorist threat if it had received) in which you essentially claimed in your first comment (substantially edited later) that “turn about is fair play”. Do you really

            • Smokey Wallisa

              Why?

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+** RED X ** +–+ RED X *** Tuesday the 10th of March
    Good day All,
    I did not expect the change from EST to EDT to be that early so I was confused for the last couple of days, that means that I must get up earlier but then I can go to bed at a reasonable time (here our time does not change)
    The Florida’s SP must be enjoying an early spring, the ads in Tampa are not being flagged as they used to be, SF is achieving a regular but slow success, Toronto is being kept under control.

    See instructions and links at wwp: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-119#post-2519486
    RedX spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

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

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  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Ella Raitch

      Just checking in – thanks for posting all of these, What a great way to catch up!

    • thanks for all the tweets IW!!

      • HillieOnTheBeach

        Going to ask up here.

        One tweet further below says “Going Clear may be scientology’s Black Fish.

        Would someone be so kind to explain the reference. I never heard it before.
        Thx

        • Google Black Fish documentary. Click Wikipedia’s link.

          • ScnMonkeyNuts

            Thanks Dodo

          • HillieOnTheBeach

            I was looking for an urban slang definition. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

            • i-Betty

              It’s horrifying. Look for it on Netflix. x

            • Sandy

              Betty. Question. Do donations to Pete made with Pay Pal show up on the Go Fund Me page?

            • i-Betty

              So sorry, Sandy, I fell asleep early last night and missed your message. The answer is, yes; where you see ‘offline donation’ that is where we have manually added Paypal donations (and a cheque in one case) to the GoFundMe page.

              Thanks so much for donating, we do appreciate it x

            • Welcome.

        • Mymy88

          Edit added: Derp, I just realized you meant the actual term, oh well, I’m going to still let this post stand because it’s worthy (End of Edit).

          Girl! Black Fish changed me. It was the most incredible documentary I’ve ever seen. It was moving, shocking, and horrifying and broke my heart into millions of pieces. And yes, I then became a champion of the Sea World sucks crusade but um, I just realized I’ve been so sidetracked by $cien, I don’t even know what’s been going on recently in the Sea World front. I need to fix that right now!

          But of course, Black Fish has already made room for Going Clear, on it’s lone perch, even though I’ve not seen the Gibney documentary yet. I already know it’s a sure thing.

        • Mymy88

          I just checked the Sea World update, and it’s going swimmingly! It’s AMAZING what a good documentary can do! If you are interesting in taking a peak, here is the link:

          http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-seaworld-said-goodbye-to-its-ceo/

    • Mymy88

      Why yes Intergalactic Walrus, it is quite refreshing. Thank you for posting this tweet… and reminding me to refresh with this excellent and good news.

  • Tuesday.

  • ScnMonkeyNuts

    Whaaaat? Monkey leaves the Bunker for a few hours of sleep and 700+ comments have appeared. Power to all the busy SPs out there, but a royal pain in the arse catching up πŸ™‚

    Morning/afternoon/evening all!

  • Sydjazz

    I love how scientology fight the rumours with proving them true. Yeah gimme some mest power lol

  • what’suppressive

    That voodoo you do
    That you done did to people
    PRODIGY haiku.

    For Miss Tia.
    I heard this banger on the way home from work.Thought of you.

  • susyqobserver

    Fair gaming the HBO Going Clear participants demonstrates the cult’s mindset, if these were indeed the perpetrators. Threats! Stalking and harassment is illegal. Look forward to this documentary that may further blow the lid off this crazy “religion.” I hope Tony Ortega is able to report who has been harassed and what tactic has been used

  • SkyBill40

    Every day it’s reaffirmed how absolutely bat shit crazy Scientology followers are and it’s frightening.

  • Dumb_Tim_Armstrong

    We are definitely witnessing the end of Scientology:
    http://mankabros.com/blogs/onmedea/2012/07/02/the-end-of-scientology/

  • Adrien Marcel Drea

    hope they gonna air it in europe pretty soon that’s gonna be good

  • sybarite6

    KNOCK KNOCK
    WHO’S THERE?
    YOU DON’T HAVE THE FUCKING RANK TO ASK THAT

  • Nom DePlume

    Wow, you know what? All the constant surveillance and anonymous threats of violence are starting to win me over. Talk about great marketing! Where do I sign my life savings over to David Miscavige?

  • Valhalkarie

    Wow that flyer is too much. How does the electronics of the Mest universe screw you over? This cult will do anything now to try and keep the sheeple from learning anything other than how to think like LRH. It’s pathetic and so sad.

  • Mandy Wilson

    I can’t wait till the 29th. My fiance and I want to have a Bringing down the House party for the Documentary!!! Layer by layer, piece by piece, the tyrant that is Captain Miscavige will have his day!! I think we should all get together, find him, and cut HIS balls off!!! After we make him play musical chairs for.3 days straight, like he did those poor people.. what a fucking loser!!

  • Dan Graves

    If you believe in Scientology you’re straight up NUTS ! An intergalactic WARLORD named Xenu detonated all of us out of a VOLCANO??? With nuclear weapons nonetheless.. and L.RON HUBBARD was a complete kook who was quoted as saying ” I’ll create a religion that’s where the money is”. Hey people.. the man was an ex SCIENCE FICTION writer,, did it ever dawn on any “followers” that he might’ve just been making all that sh#t up. LOL. Go sign your billion year contracts and dress up like Captain Crunch and have fun playing “sailor” in the SEA ORG ! Omg, even saying this shit is so ridiculous it makes me laugh