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On the eve of ‘Going Clear’, Leah Remini says she’s grateful to the people behind it

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Yesterday we saw Leah Remini’s tweet which contained a Martin Luther King Jr quote and the date that Alex Gibney’s documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, is airing on HBO tomorrow night…


So we reached out to Leah to ask how she’s feeling about the documentary playing for the masses on Sunday. She said she hasn’t seen the movie yet and will watch it Sunday night, but her friends who have seen the film were deeply affected by it.

“I wanted to thank the people who are in it and have worked so hard. You, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, Marc Headley, Tom DeVocht, Lawrence Wright, Alex Gibney, and HBO. And Paul Haggis in particular for what he wrote on your website the other day. What Paul wrote is so exactly right,” Leah told us.

Paul’s statement really was special and we’re surprised more press outlets didn’t pick up on it.

And forgive us if we can’t help reviewing our history reporting on Leah Remini. The Underground Bunker broke the news that Leah had left Scientology with our piece in July 2013. We then broke the news that she’d reported Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife Shelly missing to the Los Angeles Police Department. And we’ve kept you up on other developments as Leah engaged in epic dances and otherwise thumbed her nose at David Miscavige.

It’s been quite a week here in the Underground Bunker counting down for the airing of Gibney’s film. We looked at each of the eight principal figures in the movie…

— We explained why actor Jason Beghe should get more credit for the way Scientology’s former executives changed the narrative of David Miscavige’s public perception.

— Former Sea Org official Tom DeVocht gave us new insights on the odd triangle of David Miscavige, Tom Cruise, and Penelope Cruz back in 2001.

Hana Eltringham Whitfield let us break the news that she’s shopping a book proposal not only about her time in the Sea Org, but also her years as an interventionist after she’d left Scientology.

— We obtained a stunning document — a memo written by David Miscavige — and had it authenticated as a letter meant to intimidate Mike Rinder. With Mike’s help we decoded this rare look into the mind of Miscavige.

— We asked Paul Haggis if he wanted to take part in our countdown. He stunned us by sending us a little masterpiece, his description of the Scientology experience.

— Some reviewers of the movie seemed confused about Marty Rathbun‘s current thinking on Scientology. We got him to talk about how far he’s come on the subject since he started blogging in 2009.

— We dug into some details in the emotional Sara Goldberg story, and published some documents that hadn’t been made public before.

Spanky Taylor gave us new details about her life, including the stunning moment when she learned her own intervention out of Scientology would be delivered by Hana Whitfield.

And now here we are, just a day before we do some righteous live-blogging as HBO shows a movie we expect to have a huge effect on the world of Scientology watching. We hope you join us.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 28, 2015 at 07:00

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  • ShoopZ

    HBO TV bombshell shoop revisited (refresh)

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      Perfect–the HBO nuke that everyone’s been wanting to see. Thanks ShoopZ :)

  • Panopea Abrupta

    No sign of DM yet or Karin Puow or Kirstie.
    But JT and TC have been spotted finally –

    JT is limbering up for stopping Going Clear
    and Tiny Tommy is practicing his OTXXXXIIIX powers
    so he can demonstrate how to halt HBO tomorrow.

    Mebbe he’s been taking lessons from Moxon’s wife?
    All MEST up, huh!

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1820820/work-it-john-travolta-o.gif

    http://gifsoup.com/view/20876/tom-cruise-lol.html

    Oh yeah, and they’ll find parking too – just you wait and see.

    • Cupcakes for Breakfast

      Ack! I did NOT need to see JT doing that! Lol!

      • aegerprimo

        HELP! I can’t stop watching.

        • Super Power Wogsy

          rofl! *covering AP’s eyes and watching for her*

          • ScnMonkeyNuts

            Don’t watch it (Raiders of the Lost Arc style), you don’t know what it’ll turn into!

            • Super Power Wogsy

              *hiccup giggle* You just BETE me : )

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      Aaaaag–eyeball bleach! GET ME EYEBALL BLEACH!!! :)

      • Cupcakes for Breakfast

        (Shaking the bottle) ok, there should be enough left for you!

        • ScnMonkeyNuts

          Thanks Cupcakes–pass it over here, quick, please!

    • Super Power Wogsy

      okay Pan. This is the 2nd time your phenomenal posts have interrupted my assignment today. Please keep posting lolol.

    • omnom
    • Sid

      Haaa. We used to have a copy of his workout book from back then.

    • Rasha

      I just threw up a little in my.. hold on, I’m throwing up some mo– wooh — holdo– oh no — I’m — oohhhh…..

      • Remy

        That crap made me want to vomit:)

    • madame duran

      This .gif is hypnotic. Personally, I’d prefer to watch Michael Fassbender doing the pelvic thrusts. Mmmmm…Fassbender….yeah baby…

    • BlondesAreDumb

      I feel as if I could vomit!

  • Super Power Wogsy

    New term for all the Lulz at the Bunker. Entheta Therapeutic Enhancement. I got mine for the day.

    • Remy

      BETE, bunker entheta therapeutic enhancement

      +! BETE

      • Super Power Wogsy

        I Like! As a result, your smile gets wider, and you start to shine. Have you gotten your BETE for the day?

        • Remy

          No, but tomorrow I most certainly will!!

          • Super Power Wogsy

            After tomorrow, we will ALL be drenched in BETE : )

            • Remy

              Trickle down Bunkernomics….

        • Rasha

          BETEs me! :)

          • Super Power Wogsy

            I just got BETE, and I liked it! : ) **hiccup giggle**

            • Rasha

              the **hiccup giggle** gets me every time!

        • Cupcakes for Breakfast

          It’s an important part of your balanced day! 😀

      • Sergeant Pepper

        BETE NOIRE for the clams.

    • Sid

      Over the course of reading and posting and having conversations with Bunkerites and Bunkerettes I have found it most therapeutic.

    • MaxSpaceman

      Lulz at the Bunker?
      Therapeutic enhancement!
      Got mine for the day!!

      • Super Power Wogsy

        BAM!!!! I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE!!

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      I’ve definitely had my daily dose of BETE :) –but am going to have to slope off early tonight, the clocks go forward in the UK tonight (boo, lose an hour of sleep!) and I want to watch the Malaysian Grand Prix tomorrow morning, which starts at 7am (a combination of hooray and boo all at once–I’m most certainly not a mornings Monkey!)

      • Super Power Wogsy

        “Not a mornings Monkey” I totally understand. Awwww you just got here. K fine….Go! Go! go! before I cage the Monkey!

        • ScnMonkeyNuts

          I’ll defo be about all of tomorrow for the fun and lulz, and imagining how good the movie is, while reading excerpts from the book! Night night ((hugs))

          • Betsy

            Nighties to you, have a nice banana, hang upside down, and sleep well, Monkey.

          • Super Power Wogsy

            I’m was just kidding, you had me at “the clocks go forward an hour”. Nite Monkey! xoxo

            • Rasha

              The sun never sets on the Bunker…

  • Betsy

    I just remembered that a few years ago I saw a documentary about the Dalai Lama. (This was before he became a well-known personality.) The film crew followed him everywhere. They filmed him meditating and (to his apparent amusement) they even filmed him brushing his teeth. The documentary was a wonderful picture of how this gentle leader spends his day: meeting people, listening to people, making public speeches, and so on.

    Wouldn’t everyone love to see a similar documentary on David Miscavige? I mean, this simple cleric has nothing to do with the actual running of the church, so presumably he spends his days in similar ways: listening kindly to people, spreading joy, giving public speeches, and so on.

    He is apparently shy about answering critics or appearing on news shows, but surely he would be glad to have the world learn how he, the loving head of an organization that seeks to bring betterment to the planet, spends a typical day. I for one would be first in line for tickets to such a documentary.

    • aegerprimo

      We could watch how he puts his pants on, one tiny foot at a time, how he stares at himself in the mirror for hours, and lots of moments of him slapping his staff. Nice!

      • Betsy

        And then finishes his day with his tired feet up, drinking his MacAllen, and enjoying the private auditing tapes of his parishioners.

        • aegerprimo

          Oh yes! People would not want to miss seeing the end of a typical ecclesiastical day of the Leader of Leaders.

    • Cupcakes for Breakfast

      Lol! The part where he is passed out drunk in a puddle of his own vomit is a crowd pleaser!

  • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

    Photoreport from Basel
    So, I was in Basel, Switzerland this last week. I am a watch-a-holic, so I made my first ever trip to Baselworld – the worlds largest watch fair.
    While there (Thursday afternoon) I wanted to get some auditing at the newly opened Idle Org in Burgfelderstrasse (thanks to Pluvo, for providing me with the address). I mean, if you want quality auditing, you go to Switzerland, right?
    So I was really gearing up on my way there, postulating the great wins I would be having. I was really going to blow charge – through the roof!!!
    Much to my surprise, I found the building closed. How could this be! With my OTT powers I should have sensed something like this, but somehow it came as a total surprise. Their roller-blind-tech was extremely well executed though! Well, with the money I would have used for services, I could now afford that new watch I wanted :-) So everything worked out for the better.
    Oh, apparently, when you photograph an Idle Org sign, and wave at the camera, a security guard will come outside and pretend to check the mailbox, until you are gone. Lol – he did NOT want to be photographed. (The sign says something like “for delivering supplies call one of these numbers”)

    • Rasha

      The place is really jumpin’! I can tell that the whole building is full of…. white….. paper. Is that the Ideal Delivery Tech Building?

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Yep! You just put your money in the mailbox, and your infinity is secured.

        • Rasha

          And there’s that one… guy… to check for it. Inspiring!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            Maybe it’s Ol’ Ronny Boy himself, reincarnated!!!

            • Rasha

              I like to think that Karma would be a bit more just, like he’d come back doing something even Mike Rowe would refuse to try. Perhaps “Sebaceous Cyst Drainer” at the Home for the Unexpectedly Angry. You know – something that one would willingly get on Pay-Per-View.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              You mean like this:

              https://youtu.be/71Lo4TGR-A8

            • Rasha

              NO!! FOR HIM!! ACK!!! OH!!!! ARRGGHH!!!!!

              ….but, yeah.

            • beauty for ashes

              OH GOD! DO NOT WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Super Power Wogsy

      Can someone save the guy with the Beanie, and show him some Bunker love? uuuugh depressing…

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Well, at least they gave him clothes that are appropriate for the weather.

    • Mark

      Nice to hear from you again, Johnny :)

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        At least the blinds don’t have pictures of Ol’ Ronny Boy on them 😉

    • PappeKak

      What a depressing building to be associated with. What do they do, paint the inside of their windows with whitewash or cheap paint? I bet that’s the ONLY building in the entire city with ALL of the blinds drawn ALL of the time. Except maybe the prison if they have one. Oh yeah. I guess it would be the OTHER PRISON if they have one.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        This prison is worse, I tell you. Give me the other prison any day!

    • Mark

      (Refresh):

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Lol. Love it!

      • AintMizBahavin

        hahahahahahaha love it

  • madame duran

    Alright! Less than 24 hours to go!! http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=179&iso=20150329T20&year=2015&month=3&day=29&hour=20&min=0&sec=0&msg=%22Going%20Clear%22%20airs%20on%20HBO&csz=1

    This is one of my favourite scenes from the movie Training Day (starring Denzel Washington). In case anyone hasn’t seen it, Denzel plays a crooked cop who uses his position and knowledge in law enforcement to cheat the system and make illegal gains for himself. Throughout the film, he manipulates and betrays others in order to get what he wants…even his rookie partner, “Jake” (Ethan Hawke). He has no moral standards or loyalties whatsoever. In the scene below, Alonzo tries to retrieve drug money he stole from one of his crooked cop buddies (which earlier was taken from police storage of crime evidence) to pay off the Russian Mafia that are hunting him down for a murder he committed against one of their own. Long story short, Alonzo doesn’t get the money in time and the downtrodden neighbourhood residents who despise Alonzo’s abuses finally turn against him. Substitute Denzel’s character, “Alonzo” with David Miscavige and you get an idea of what I hope will happen once Gibney’s documentary airs tomorrow.

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

    • AintMizBahavin

      niceeeeeeeeeeee

    • Ella Raitch

      They don’t show clips like this enough in Dictator School. Somehow, they all seem to think they can get away with oppressing people in perpetuity, without consequence. Go figure.

      The final moments of Mussolini an Ceausescu are also very instructive on this matter (while I don’t advocate mob violence, downtrodden mobs have been known to exact payback).

      • One Human

        Awaiting Mission Holders conference in reverse; Sci members lock DM in, won’t let him leave until HE writes checks!!

  • Simi Valley
    • Rasha

      I am so in love with the fact that we’ve come from being enturbulated by receiving nonstop $ci-junk in the mailbox, all the way to “RT for fun”!

    • Betsy

      Yay! Thanks for this one! The content of media features now has swung far away from Tom Cruise to cover the real issues, disconnection, violence, the falacious tax exemption, and so on. I loved the “I’m just a schlub” guy who says he’s getting more attention than their freedom tweety thang.

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      Another good article. I get the impression that everyone who has heard of Scientology has now heard of the film.

    • Sergeant Pepper

      A nifty piece of writing! I like that guy.

    • Toni m

      How sad that a person that is your own blood can talk like this about you. Now I understand when Mr Rinder or Mr Rathbun? told the FBI when the FBI wanted to rescue the people inside The Hole, “don’t do it, they are going to reject the help, they will say they are there trough their own will”. Paraphrasing.
      All this will backfire to them because it shows how this cult turns hearts to stones. Who wants to be part of that cult when you discover things like this.

    • AintMizBahavin

      i love it cos has twisted its own head off couldnt happen to a better source of bs

  • NOLAGirl

    Off to curl up with a book and get to sleep early. Tomorrow can’t come soon enough. The Bunker kitchen and bar will be open all day tomorrow. :)

    Have a good night all. See you in the AM. Going Clear Day is finally upon us. *happydance*

    • Rasha

      Sweet dreams!! And yeah, tomorrow needs to get it’s move on!

    • Sergeant Pepper

      Good night and sweet dreams. I have that “Christmas eve of my childhood” problem with sleeping tonight.

    • Betsy

      Nighties, Nola! Sleep well…we are all going to need all our energy to PARTY OUT tomorrow…I’m off to bed too. Will have to start popping popcorn and making mimosas before dawn.

    • Cece

      Sleep well. and know you helped. From one who was helped.

      • NOLAGirl

        You deserve the happiness of today Cece. I hope you see it as a new day on our horizon. ((((hugs)))))

    • Zer0

      G’night NOLA! See u in the live blog tomorrow!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Sung to Phil Collins’s In The Air Tonight. Reprise.

    “Enturbulate The Air Tonight”

    I can feel it,
    Enturbulate the air tonight, oh Wogs
    And I’ve been waiting for this moment,
    Ten thousand nights, oh Wogs
    Can you feel it coming in the air tonight,
    Oh Wogs, oh Wogs.

    If a Scilon said they were drowning
    I would lend a hand, my friend
    I would lift them up, and help them out
    I’d do anything I can

    But, they’ve been hypnotized and don’t know it
    I’ve learned that, from so many Sci’s
    The ‘whole track’ ain’t true
    Their thetan is screwed
    The Long Con of Ron is a Lie

    Ooo I can feel it,
    Enturbulate the air tonight, oh Wogs
    And I’ve been waiting for this moment,
    Ten thousand nights, oh Wogs
    Can you feel it coming in the air tonight,
    Oh Wogs, oh Wogs.
    .

    • Stephanie Loving

      Ok I love the “oh wogs” …
      Yes. “Enturbulate the air tonight, oh Wogs!” Thanks for this MaxS

    • AintMizBahavin

      now im singing it nice remix

    • One Human

      Perfecto Max!

  • nottrue

    Guy went into LAorg to see for himself….https://youtu.be/-CnWx6LDMBk

    • Rasha

      “I said I’m from Cleveland, Ohio…” LOL!!! Homey-by-proxy.

    • BlondesAreDumb

      For this 6′ strong guy, down right creepy experience.

      • Rasha

        I know college-age individuals, who are of that “I can mess with anyone, and we’ll have some fun with ’em” attitude, and I tell them, just walk on by, no eye contact – NOT worth it… Now, that may change in the near future, but those ‘bots are still trying to route people in.

        Being a real person is a detriment when dealing with $ci. They will follow you to the ATM.

    • PappeKak

      I noted that the Scilon “eye contact” that is so much worked for and cherished by those Co$ers *freaked* him TF OUT!

    • Juicer77

      Amazing! Thanks for sharing this!

      • KNMF

        Yeah that was good. Cult staff is desperate to sink the hook. But, hahaha, they gotta get his $50.
        Then the man walks out, and then they have to KSW and carry on pretending that they’re salvaging the planet.
        The absurdity. What a gargantuan waste. Thanks, ELron.

    • Always Amazed

      I bet they thought the RL Polo was the tell.

    • Third Drawer Down

      “And she was like ‘rararararar'” That made me laugh

    • Zana

      Very cool. :-) Love his take on things. !

  • AintMizBahavin

    ONE DAY TO GO…. WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Rasha

      Even less than that!!! Not much sleep tonight, I can tell ya!

      • AintMizBahavin

        i know darn it sleep or not i guarantee i will be bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow night when ‘ Going Clear ” airs…….my tv stays on HBO tomorrow all day and i have it set to record so i can watch it over and over again whenever i want

        • Rasha

          (I’ve been checking the Bunker since before comment 1 this morning, and got about 1/5 of my tasks done today…. tomorrow will not be productive. At least I got a haircut this morning, so I have that going for me…)

  • Larry

    So is Going Clear still showing tomorrow night on HBO? Or did David Miscavige get HBO to cancel it?

    ———————-

    Joking & Degrading Satire, definition: That which is nearly impossible to pull off, in the absence of a fairly intelligent audience. lol.

    • cdub

      Think he cacelled his hbo is all.

      • Rasha

        Same thing, in his mind.

        • Larry

          And that is too. You guys are good. lol!

      • Larry

        Now that’s funny, straight up. Kudos.

    • aegerprimo

      (giggle)
      …..

      • Larry

        Thank you.

        Pulled it off.

        smile.

    • MoX, Mother of Xenu

      I believe all Scientologists have been ordered to subscribe, tune in 3 hours before, turn the volume down and then leave for dine-and-regathon at the local org; those more than 4 minutes late will need to report to the MAA for ethics handling.

      Having eleventy trillion new subscribers will be confront, shatter HBO’s ability to transmit heinous entheta and will enable earth to be salvaged on time.

      • Juicer77

        MoX, you are so right. Now bring that kitteh over here, she needs another sunscreen application LOL

    • Andrew Robertson

      In a surprising move today, the HBO Chairman Mr Richard Plepler announced the cancellation of tonight’s screening of ‘Going Clear’.

      “But thanks to the generosity of the Church of Scientology’s Bridge Publications Unit, who have made the entire L Ron Haddock catalogue of ecclesiastical movies available for a modest fee, HBO will instead screen part one of the ‘The Philadelphia Doctorate Course’ which reveals in complete details the thetan’s relationship to the creation, maintenance and destruction of universes. We are sure this will be a popular choice with our subscribers.” he said.

      Andrew

      • Larry

        I bow…..

        ……(laughing so deeply I must).

        Kudos to you (Sir) Andrew Robertson.

        Kudos to you my friend.

      • Miss Tia

        They wouldn’t take the chance to show Battlefield Earth instead? :)

      • what’suppressive

        Good luck today Andrew. I know every other cricketing nation are rooting for you.

    • Zana

      He tried to get HBO itself cancelled.

  • Jenstnick
  • Eivol Ekdal

    Oh so close, goodnight for now…

    • PappeKak

      How hard would it be for someone to photoshop that FALL into a FAIL?

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Here is an older one …
        (shoopers are welcome to the photo above)

      • Rasha

        I was SO thinking of that….

      • aegerprimo

        Here you go….
        (refresh)

        • PappeKak

          Thank you. I’m going to print that out. frame it and put it on the wall right below the clock for the movie on Stunday the 29th.

          • aegerprimo

            Perfect!

        • Zana

          Beautiful!

        • Eivol Ekdal

          Nice one! Thanks, my shoop skills are severely lacking.
          You are awesome!

  • Juicer77

    Huge shout out to the MFO’s protesting at Times Square Org this evening – thanks for including me in the enturbulation! It was fun. :)

    • Lucille Austero

      Nice!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      whaaaaa? what – wish I had known – we were just blocks away!!!

      • Juicer77

        Spur of the moment, on the way to dinner date! These guys are so super nice, and do this once a month.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          we could have had our cabbie circle around the block a bunch of times and honked – no way I was getting out of a warm cab! But I would have thrown you my Watch HBO Going Clear tote bag. hah. Love the signs! Okay – totally beat now. Have fun.

          • Juicer77

            I thought about alerting you but figured you were out partying hard :) Rest up, big day tomorrow!

  • Larry

    In the year 2000 Tory (Magoo) and I spoke on the telephone about the atrocities and the insanities of Scientology (having both been through it) most especially where David Miscavige was concerned. And to cut to the chase scene: Today, today, I am so blown away, there are no words for it.

    The closest I can come is to say I feel like a prisoner of war (of some 25 years) that’s just been told, I’m being set free. And my family is being set free with me.

    And that’s the closet words can come.

    Love you Tory.

    And Thank You my friend.

    Lar

    • Rasha

      Even for those of us who have never met her, Comet Tory is a huge inspiration. And your freedom is celebrated by all of us!!!!!

      • AintMizBahavin

        i totally agree

      • aegerprimo

        I would love to give her a big hug someday.

        • Rasha

          I’d freakin’ take her home.

      • Larry

        Beautifully spoken Rasha, thank you.

        Truth be known ‘Tory’s story’, ought be (and likely will be) appearing in coming times, to the consciousness of the American people (and to the consciousness of people all over the world). Being the story of a remarkable woman, who in many ways set the stage, for the demise of David Miscavige (tick toc).

        A David and Goliath story to be sure, where David Miscavige ‘was’ Goliath.

        But Tory …… the David of historical fame.

      • Tory Christman

        Thank you, Rasha :) I’ve never met Larry in person (that I know of)..but we have talked
        on the phone, and thank you for celebrating his freedom, too :)

    • Tory Christman

      Fantastic, Larry! Great to know :) Yup—-it’s been a 14 year ride with us, and
      I’m thrilled to hear you’ve finally made it and have been set free. Enjoy and Fly High!
      Love to all :) Tory/Magoo

  • David E Love

    Three of us, two in the USA and Me up in the frozen tubdra of Canada, are all hyped and ready for tomorrow evening. I – ROFLMAO at one in the USA who said, “Hurry up, David, we’ve already missed 15 minutes of Going Clear’ trying to tweek this 3-way, Skype conference call so you and me can watch the HBO show!!!” I said, “OMG, you must be near my age with the “Mental-Pause” setting in, this is Saturday, not Sunday – LOL ” —– So, we’re all set up now to watch ‘Going Clear’ on HBO using a three-way Skype call with one Laptop camera facing the TV Screen …. so excited I went out in freezing cold to buy Podcorn and butter just now. :-)

    http://i59.tinypic.com/wils1e.jpg

    • loriisfree

      Me got plenty of pop corn too :-)

      • aquaclara

        What’s popcorn in French?

        • David E Love

          With too much BUTTER, just like a Poutine …. called, a heart attack enroute?

        • madame duran

          popcorn = maïs soufflé (if you want a serious answer)

    • aegerprimo

      “Beurre soirée cinéma” … everything always sounds so fancy in French!

      • Vaquera

        “Omlette du fromage.” It’s like they have a different word for everthing!

        • aegerprimo

          I KNOW! What a nice way to say “scrambled eggs and cheese”.

        • Jack99

          “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

      • David E Love

        LOL – And although I have been in French Quebec for the past 5 years, I still can’t read or speak French. When you’re focussed, 24/7 on submitting evidence documents in English, I had no time to learn. Try living here without knowing French and calling French government authorties ….. it’s like living in China or North Korea …. so frustrating at times …. NOT Fancy, but frustrating. :-( ….. but Me still keeps smiling :-)

    • Rasha

      EXTRA BUTTER!!! Yes! By the way, some of that cold air is kinda creeping down here, can ya talk to someone up there about that?

      Seriously, keep warm and enjoy the show tomorrow.

    • Vaquera

      My girlfriend did the same thing. She doesn’t know much about Co$ other than what she hears from me. We made plans for me to spend the weekend with her an hour north of the city for the weekend. Tonight, as we were making dinner, she said, “Hurry! It starts in 10 minutes!” I had to laugh. Love that my never-in, never-known-about-it friend is totally caught up in the premier. When I got to her house earlier today, she had saved newspaper articles about the film to give me.

      Tiny fists, dude, you have an avalanche rolling down the mountain towards you.

      • Miss Tia

        my bff eddie doesn’t know much about scientology….i loaned him going clear, since i finished rereading it and as long as no one requests it back from the library (fingers crossed!)……i was surprised when he said he’d read it!! i think because i’ve been telling him how scientology is attacking the media coverage…..without knowing much about scientology he immediately said “why the fuck wouldn’t they just tell the press what was wrong and present their version?” ah, logic!!! :)

        • aegerprimo

          And… I guess you explained to him that $cientology is NOT logical.

          • Miss Tia

            oh yeah, he especially enjoyed hearing how a church sends dildos….then how they were stalking mosey and tried to claim ‘religion’…..

        • generic sock account

          I still don’t even know what Scientology is, but sometimes people are nice to me here, so I hang around.

          • Miss Tia

            i heard it might be a cult….but i dunno….maybe i’ll learn something here 😉

    • ParticleMom

      The wine is chilling and the popcorn is ready to pop! There was a long conversation today at my family-get-together all about the movie. I was surprised at how much some people knew and how little others knew. After over a decade of talking about it to my mother, she still thinks it is a Christian cult. Oy. But, every single person had heard about the movie and every single one plans to watch it.

      Great idea on the Skype call.

    • aquaclara

      Sending lots of love your way, David! Arctic tundra and all….

      Let me know when Suppressalooza 2 will be traveling around. There will be caek.

      Will be thinking of you and our fellow Bunkerites tomorrow while we watch.

  • Third Drawer Down

    (Sorry for double post but thought I would pop this here as well)

    Looking for other Australians… hello?

    Hi there all!
    Long time lurker and Scientology detester here.
    First post…
    I am so excited for this it has been a long time coming!
    I
    think I may have a way to live stream HBO here in Australia but wanted
    to say “Thank you, so much!” to Generic Sock, will email you shortly.

    Any other Adelaideans here?

    • Juicer77

      Hello, 3rd Drawer! (Not from Australia, but glad you are here anyway. Great day to un-lurk :)

      • Third Drawer Down

        Yes, thought it was about time I actually commented. Been watching Scientology for years (my Aunt and cousin are lost in it’s greedy grips).

        Can’t wait for Mis-scabby-bits to get taken down.

        I am so excited but no-one here in Adelaide to share my excitement with so I’ll be watching alone but following the on-line live convo.

        It’s so annoying, it is already Sunday 29th here in Australia…my excitement is reaching fever pitch!… have to wait till Monday morning (tomorrow) Aaaaargh!

        • Jo

          Mis-scabby-bits, lol, should be added to MK list.

        • beauty for ashes

          Hellooo!!!!! (USA East coast florida),< please don't hold that against me though.
          Any relation to this? (refresh your page for pic- F5)

          • Third Drawer Down

            I’m actually not sure what that^ is. Is there another person with the same username?
            I picked this name a while ago for other internet thingies…
            The Third Drawer Down in my kitchen is a mess of odd bits and pieces, dead batteries, old lids, broken pens, etc… a real mess… thought it kinda related to my mind… so a handle was born! 😉

            • beauty for ashes

              You know I was curious what it meant, so I googled it, and this is the logo for a design studio. Anyway, I’m always offering newcomers avatar pics if they don’t have one. And it helps us remember you better. Lots of newbies lately! Anyway feel free to use it, or not.:)

    • Rasha

      Welcome!! (US East Coast)

    • aegerprimo

      Welcome! (USA “Deep South)

      • bromo

        Another welcome from the Deep South here too.

    • Vaquera

      Welcome (USA Southwest Gulf Coast)

    • Sejanus

      Welcome, Niagara Falls Canada

    • Zer0

      Nice to have you here, TDD!!

    • Cupcakes for Breakfast

      Welcome! (Midwest, USA)

    • what’suppressive

      2 sandropers, a few Victorians, 1 New South Welsh(wo) men and a Queenslander(far north) are regulars here 3rd. Few others lurking. I’m sure Ella Raich, Sydjazz, Enthralled Observer would love to hear your HBO plan. I’m off to a World Cup party. Glad you’re here mate.

      And speaking off Longtime Lurker(s)….. Where are you mate?…..de-cloak please, your missed.

      • Third Drawer Down

        Thank you for that, what’s, will keep an eye out for their handles.

        • Always Amazed

          Welcome from SO Cal.!

      • MaxSpaceman

        Yes- Longtime Lurker, dude- you are needed.

      • Ella Raitch

        World Cup is on in my lounge – strong cricketing household here

      • Always Amazed

        Say it again……LTL, when I only lurked, I loved your posts and energy. Please join the party.

      • aquaclara

        Cheers, Aussies!

    • Third Drawer Down

      Thank you so much for all the welcomes… so nice to be amongst friends who can see what I see!

    • Ella Raitch

      Hello – I’m from WA – regional SW. Poster by the name of “The Mirror Thetan” is a fellow crow eater!

      Good to see you here.

      • Third Drawer Down

        Hi! I have never heard the term ‘crow eater’ before.
        Will look out for The Mirror Thetan when they post.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Welcome (SF Bay area)

    • TheMirrorThetan

      Yep. I’m from Adelaide.
      I feel like dogshit at the moment so I haven’t been here for a few days.
      Welcome to the bunker. The more Aussies the better, so one day we can take over the bunker.

  • PappeKak

    Dang, bunkerkens.. Do we have an official Bunker Poster for Stunday’s movie yet?

    • Juicer77

      You mean a commenter here?

      • aegerprimo

        No… a POSTER like a movie poster. You know, a big flat piece of paper thing with pictures and words.

      • PappeKak

        No, a poster like a flyer. I guess I should have said bunkerites or someting.

  • Vaquera

    A Dianetics Running Team photo taken earlier today. I just want to yell “Run away! Run away!” Clip clop, clip, clop…..
    http://instagram.com/p/0x6NYQAVK-/

    • Rasha

      …those… are … underpants… on… their… heads….

      • Vaquera

        OMG! You’re right!! WTH?

        • Rasha

          Shhhhhh… Don’t tell them…… The dog is the only one who’s aware of it…

        • Rasha

          “How should I dress for a Fun Run? Page 274. Read the book. Dianetics. By L. Ron Hubbard”

      • PappeKak

        Tomorrows headline: New Meaning Brought To Runs By Scilon Team.

        • Rasha

          They’ll have headlines, alright….

      • KNMF

        They’ve been asked to trade in their smart phones for underwear hats to save the world from psychiatrists and big pharma.

    • PappeKak

      Are those vultures in the tree behind the head of the third one in red from the left?

    • Juicer77

      The dog looks less than thrilled.

      • Rasha

        (“Please call Cesar. These are NOT pack leaders…SQUIRREL!!!”)

        • Juicer77

          I hope he pooped in their shoes.

    • Hingle McCringleberry

      Was this local?

      • Vaquera

        In Houston? No. Tampa.

        • Hingle McCringleberry

          Thank God.

    • Sherbet

      Second on the right looks thrilled to be there.

      • Juicer77

        (old man voice) “If I wear these gol darned undypants can I get off the RPF and go home?”

      • Vaquera

        Seriously, why the hell do they have undies on their heads?

        • Sherbet

          Tinfoil hats were at the cleaners?

          • Vaquera

            So good, you are.

        • PappeKak

          They’re Scentologists. It’s what they do.

          • KNMF

            I didn’t see them in the Super Bowl commercial.

            • Sherbet

              Do you see the numbers? That’s the quantity of Body Thetans each is toting around.

            • PappeKak

              In that case, the one below the tree with the vultures must be clear.

            • Sherbet

              Hers are populating her underpants. Dots. Lots of ’em.

        • Sherbet

          You’re so glib, Vaquera. You don’t know the history of underpants. I do.

          • Vaquera

            ^^^^^

        • Observer

          Lucille has an in with the Underpants Gnomes. Maybe she can find out.

    • aquaclara

      The poor dog. Does he need a real home?

    • Menna

      That poor innocent dog.

  • Hingle McCringleberry

    So, my guy at the grocery store saved me a huge chunk of beef, which is going to be turned into a huge pot of chili tomorrow. I’m going to take this as an omen. Any Bunkerite in or around the Houston, TX area is welcome to drop by to watch the documentary tomorrow night. I’ve got a 60″ HDTV and HBO. There will be plenty of chili. You will need to BYOB, unless you’re cool drinking McCringlerotgutvodka with Gatorade. If anyone’s interested, hit me up at sir.hingle.mccringleberry@gmail

    • Dibythesea

      Hey Hingle! I’m a fellow Houstonian but having my own get together with 3 friends who have listened to me talk about this subject for the last year. I’m super excited to watch the docu and to then see the media explosion and hopeful implosion of the CO$!

      • Ella Raitch

        Yes – media explosion. Like we haven’t already had one. How crazy is this!

  • aegerprimo

    Are you clueless about Twitter? One of my favorite commenters at ESMB explains how you can follow Twitter if you have no clue how to (JBWriter) –
    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?38868-Scientology-Twitter-war-against-Going-Clear-documentary-Assistance-requested&p=1020608&viewfull=1#post1020608
    (refresh for screenshot)

    • Juicer77

      Priceless hashtags XD

      • aegerprimo

        JBWriter is priceless. I had to share.
        You’re welcome. ♥

    • AnyOldName1

      We need to keep this somewhere special – for us twittery newbies.
      I’s been havin sum funnin’ today with the Twitters :)

  • Vaquera

    Some org threw a ’20’s gangster fundraiser. Fundraising gangsta’ style. How appropriate. (F5)
    http://instagram.com/p/0y6-Kvhh2-/

    • Rasha

      “This is how Ideal Org fundraising should be done.” Says it all, really.

    • Juicer77

      Just when you need the G-men to raid, they don’t show up.

  • Third Drawer Down

    Am just checking an HBO live stream that i have found here in Australia… can anyone in the U.S.confirm that HBO is currently playing a movie with the ‘Wedding Crashers’ guys in it, something to do with Google internships?

    Thanks

    • Sherbet

      Yes.

      • Third Drawer Down

        Fantastic! It works, Yay! Am all set for tomorrow morning! BRING IT ON!

        • Rasha

          BRING IT

        • Ella Raitch

          Is this something you can share or is it via someone’s account?

          • Third Drawer Down

            I can share it and definitely will! It is not someones account. I don’t want to post details just yet in case it gets taken down. I will post all the details and a link tomorrow 10 minutes or so before airing time. It’s really fast to access.

            • Ella Raitch

              That is great news. Can’t watch live myself but there will be others grateful.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Awesome, will be looking for it tomorrow – thanks for being so diligent and sharing! Your fellow Aussies appreciate it very much! :)

            • Third Drawer Down

              Hi there, Enthralled!

              More than happy to help!

            • Jo

              Google hbo stream.

    • Rasha

      The Internship? (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughan)?

      • Always Amazed

        O/t Watching that now, not a good movie but I love Wilson and Vaughan.

    • brendon

      Yes, HBO East HD is playing the Internship with Vince Vaughn and the other guy.

    • Jo

      Yes, found a live stream from Northern Ireland, Wedding Crashers playing.

  • Valhalkarie

    Can you feel it?! Ohhh waaaaahhhhaaahhhhahhhh!!!

    • Rasha

      Can so feel it. I’m hoping to see 2000 comments before I try in vain to get some sleep…..

  • zeldafitzgerald

    good stuff, tony

  • Ella Raitch

    First ball bowled in the Aus v NZ Cricket World Cup final – NZ batting first

    Frick – what a day!

    • Ella Raitch

      First wicket for 1 run – hooley dooley

      • EnthralledObserver

        Where is Andrew? :p

        • Ella Raitch

          Glued to his telly no doubt

          • EnthralledObserver

            Well that’s no fun then. hahaha

            • Ella Raitch

              Don’t start the wind up too soon – 97 overs to go!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Oh nah… just looking to do a little rib digging. Not that invested in the outcome really… haha. Just enjoy watching a game… it’s just a bonus if we do win. 😉

        • Andrew Robertson

          Pretending a lofty disdain as the rain pours down in Wellington. It’s but a cricket match and not quite the end of the world if NZ loses. Not quite.

          Andrew

          • Ella Raitch

            Not over yet Andrew…

            • generic sock account

              Cricket ends at some point? There is a conclusion to the game?

            • Ella Raitch

              Yikes – 3rd wicket gone

              Yes this one will be over today (one day games are about 6 hours)

          • EnthralledObserver

            Disdain must always be lofty… 😉

    • Rasha

      I so want to learn Cricket, but don’t have the channel to watch….. All my current knowledge is from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy….

      • Ella Raitch

        One day games are a good introduction – 50 overs a side. Test cricket goes for days – a bit more for the die hards.

        • Rasha

          Sounds a bit more tame than what Douglas Adams described… I’ll check the webz….

          • Ella Raitch

            This should be a good close game

    • generic sock account

      Cricket – Because God decided baseball games were not long enough, not boring enough and definitely not confusing enough. Also, let’s bounce the ball, just for the hell of it.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Don’t kid yourself, it’s the bounce that makes it exciting (and potentially lethal – RIP Phil Hughes).

        • coonellie

          I think you have to be born into cricket. Sort of like being able to eat Marmite ;).

          • EnthralledObserver

            Ew… Marmite – yeah, I get your point. I boycotte Vegemite and tolerate Dick Smith’s Ozemite as an alternative only because of the whole ‘halal’ label thingy… but I refuse to go anywhere near Marmite or Promite. Ick!

            • Andrew Robertson

              Marmite is a foul-tasting evil black concoction with the slimy consistency of rancid treacle and made with the hop sweepings from the brewery floor.

              Vegemite is a delicious dark ambrosia with the consistency of the finest butter made from hops picked by vestal virgins in diaphanous raiments under a full moon.

              Andrew

            • http://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page RMycroft

              Yeast isn’t a vegetable, just saying.

            • Ella Raitch

              150/3 after 35 overs…the game is on Andrew!

            • Juicer77

              Lyrical comment award +1

      • Ella Raitch

        Plus infuse it with nonsensical terms – out with no runs=duck; balls bowled in sets of eight called ‘overs’; an over with no runs scored is called a maiden over; fielding positions include slips, gully and silly mid-on/silly mid-off; bowling deliveries including googlies, yorkers and wrong’uns…

        • generic sock account

          I feel like I should be ineligible to vote in American elections just for having read all that nonsense.

      • Rasha

        Think of how interesting Curling would be with those enhancements……

        • Rasha

          …and I LIKE Curling…

          • generic sock account

            It’s admittedly bizarre, but Curling is my favorite Winter Olympic event… I watch the hell out of women’s curling. I like Eve Muirhead from Canada. That’s my girl.

            • generic sock account

              also, she’s from Great Britain, not Canada. Whatever. That’s not the point.

            • Rasha

              Yep. Scottish lass. And I found myself trying to work out the strategy of how to strike the correct stones at the right speed and rotation…… I just like it.

            • generic sock account

              Why doesn’t Scotland have it’s own team I wonder? Isn’t that where all the official competition stones come from? An island off the coast of Scotland?

            • Rasha

              Great point. Scotland and Wales provide the stones for the Olympics, and I think also for world competition. Something to be said for being in the path of the right Ice Age glaciers, I suppose.

            • generic sock account

              I remember reading some factoid that curling is right up there amongst the most expensive sports to compete in, because for elite tournaments, they only use that specific type of stone and there isn’t much of it.

            • Rasha

              Good thing they don’t offer it in High School. Hard enough affording pinneys and cleats for soccer games….

            • generic sock account

              Yeah. And you need to rent or maintain a rink on top of that. Ice time is expensive, too. Plus, you need a shitload of beer to play it properly.

            • Rasha

              Excellent point!

            • Juicer77

              Brooms ain’t cheap.

      • beauty for ashes

        O/T Okay I just found the best slacker job for you. Comment writer on Facebook for Groupon for the product Banana Bunker. Please F5 for pic and check out this link. Comedy genius!
        http://distractify.com/megan-mccormick/banana-bunka-lovin/

        • Rasha

          Despite the opportunity for comedic gold… I… I just… I can’t……

          But I AM happy to see you, make no mistake….

        • Jenstnick

          Yes, my friends and I had a jolly old time with this.

      • coonellie

        The only thing that made up for trading baseball for cricket was football (soccer). If there hadn’t been football, I might have died of boredom. It also helped that Welshman and football are easy on the eyes.

    • Ella Raitch

      NZ have settled in, but less than 3 runs an over at the 9th over. Mitchel Johnson bowling at 148 kph!

      • Always Amazed

        Go Ganzaga!

        • Always Amazed

          Oops sorry… US thing.

          • Ella Raitch

            Google is my friend

          • Missionary Kid

            Damn it, the Zags beat UCLA. They deserved the win.

      • Ella Raitch

        3 quick wickets – 6/151 37th over

    • Ella Raitch

      Wicket #2…2/33 in 12th over

  • MaxSpaceman

    Marc Headley rockin’ the Twitter-verse

    • Rasha

      “Rockin'” is an understatement.

      • MaxSpaceman

        And Alex Gibney inviting cherch members to catch the showing tomorrow night ! Lulz :)

        • MaxSpaceman

          In the past hour, from 2 Bunker highlights (people)

    • Observer

      The execs aren’t the only ones …

      refresh
      .

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

    Arrived safely. Love New York! It also reminds me Moscow very much.

    • Rasha

      YAY!! Pleasant stay!

    • Ella Raitch

      So excited for you Dodo. THDNE’s been posting about her arrival too. So many esspees,

      • aegerprimo

        Ohhwoooo WOOO HOOO! ♥

    • Always Amazed

      WOOT! Thanks for the check in!

    • ParticleMom

      Have fun! I wish I was there!

    • Menna

      Welcome!

    • Ella Raitch

      A video in honour of Bunkeroos making the trip to NY

      https://youtu.be/IQr6FYFEjI8

    • Toni m

      Enjoy your stay. Have a wonderful day.

  • MaxSpaceman

    This is a great point– if it is not, it should be illegal !

    • Rasha

      Funny how clear thinking throws things rather startlingly into perspective……

      • Super Power Wogsy

        Every once in awhile, there’s a logical man on the block ; )

        • Rasha

          More like him, pleze.

    • aegerprimo

      Smart very Smart.

    • Always Amazed

      Ahhhhhhh, common sense prevails.

  • cdub

    I wonder how many people been declared SP in last 50 years. After Sunday they’ll have to declare the entire HBO audience too.

    • Rasha

      If they were technologically advanced ehough, they could just email Goldenrods to the Interwebs. However, they are not, so we can still have fun with them for a while….

      • cdub

        ha. Yes they’ll declare everyone SP and go away.

  • Rasha

    Okay, thrilled as I am about the showing of Going Clear at 8:00 pm, on my part of the planet it’s after midnight, and I’ve been hitting F5 since before Dodo’s first comment. I was hoping to see 2000 comments before zonking out, but I think I need to hit the sack. Wonderful snark today, good thinking, and the promise of crawfish recipes. Complete lack of trolls, as far as my innocent little mind could detect, and a little fear for those who have to face anyone who has to face anyone who has to face the Goblin.

    I’m sleepy. Will see y’all tomorrow. Much caek for us all.

    • generic sock account

      Let’s start a curling/drinking team some day.

      • Rasha

        Hehe. Deal.

    • Ella Raitch

      Night Rasha. Catch you for an amazing live blogging event tomorrow

    • Super Power Wogsy

      Night girlie. See ya Manita. Be prepared for lots of Margaritas ; )

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Me too, I am off to bed, tomorrow is a big day. Have to set up the popcorn, chill the wine… Sweet dreams Rasha!

    • Missionary Kid

      With my reply, there’s only 7 to go for 2000.

  • Sydjazz

    Love you leah. Xx

    • MaxSpaceman

      You know, Suzy- hadn’t seen Leah’s work at all, haven’t watched a Sit-com since who knows when. For the 1st time today, I saw an episode from her TLC Series– Nat posted it, about one thousand four hundred and twenty-seven comments down thread.

      Point being- think she is grand! has a very powerful ‘presence’, a great voice (all Stars have a distinctive voice: think Henry Fond, James Stewart, Jack Nicholson, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney ((using male examples, as a male)), Kathryn Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Mryna Loy, Greer Garson, Betty Davis, Vivien Leigh et al). And Leah has one of those distinctive, great voices- it resonates so well. And is completely compelling performer. That is all. Carry on.

      • BlondesAreDumb

        She’s dead pan funny, too.

  • Jenstnick

    You know you’re a mom when your Saturday night thrills comes from staying home and trolling scientologists on Twitter. F5

    • Jenstnick

      F5

      • Jenstnick

        Refresh

        • Missionary Kid

          You know you’re a parent when the treatment of children like they’re little adults and putting them in the sea org at a young age really pisses you off.

        • Ella Raitch

          Awesome mom-trolling is awesome

  • Wogsy Wonka

    Going Clear airs in less than 24 hours!!!!

    • https://www.pinterest.com/natlificent/ Nat-leficent!

      Your name — it is cute :)

      • Wogsy Wonka

        Thanks! : )

  • Rasha

    Got up just to check…. 4 comments to 2000…..

    • Always Amazed

      2003

    • Missionary Kid

      Just wait until tomorrow.

      • Juicer77

        It’s 2:30 AM and I can’t sleep. We’re going to break the internetz.

        • EnthralledObserver

          We’re going to expose $cientology’s NAKED, FAT ARSE!

          😉

  • chukicita

    To help pass the time, here is page 3 of the Big Coloring Book of Scientology’s Demise. *refresh*

  • Sir Hemet TC Burlwood, VIII

    I now have HBO.

    • Ella Raitch

      A reminder to all HBO watchers to not be so hooked to the screen tomorrow that you can’t lob us live-bloggers a tasty morsel every few minutes

    • Jonathan Cummings

      I ordered it last week!

  • EthicalBeing

    Bring it on! Can’t wait for the premiere……thanks for all that you do, TO – keep on keeping us posted and bringing damaging new facts to light!

  • EnthralledObserver

    Is it D day yet?

    • Missionary Kid

      In the U.S., in the Eastern, Central, and Mountain times it is.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Finally! 😀

  • Draco

    Morning all! Its is Sunday here. Cricket World Cup Final is on and Going Clear Day looms in Scientology’s future 😀
    It’s a beautiful day in South Africa!

    • Ella Raitch

      Watching the cricket at the Raitch household too.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Morning, Draco! Professor Snape sends his greetings. :)

      • Draco

        Morning Enthralled. Ah thanks – how is my good friend Severus doing these days?

        • EnthralledObserver

          “how is my good friend Severus doing these days?”

          Well… it all depends on which Fanfiction you are currently reading… but in all the ones I read/write he is at least alive. 😉

          • Draco

            Alive is always good 😉

          • generic sock account

            I had to quit writing Harry Potter fanfiction because no matter where I tried to take the story, they always ended with a naked Hermione.

            • EnthralledObserver

              lol – that is always a problem for some. Mine is an angsty Severus… I just can’t help myself.

  • Wogsy Wonka

    It is now D-Day in the WEST/US COAST. Yawn…I”ll be setting up the Jealy Box for you Bunkerites who can’t view HBO tomorrow during the live blogging. Monkey will have the Monkey Bar going with Bloody Marys and Nola’s jealous shots, and I will supply endless NERDS and Tequila Sunrise. You are more than Welcome to join but bring your own ashtrays to yell at. I have HBO, so for some reason I can’t show up, please don’t hate me. I love my Bunker Bestie, and I hope he doesn’t disown me. Much Love Bunker. Until tomorrow. GOING CLEAR IS HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dave Reams

    I would imagine that the scene over at the Miscawitz family household today is not a little reminiscent of the mood in a certain household cellar in Berlin, around April 30th, 1945. Frantic orders screamed for the glorious vanquishing of the armies of enemies storming the gates with salvoes of super weapons developed with your invincible super technology. Frantic brutal pilloring (putting a severed head on public display) of all in your camp who have betrayed you, cuddling in your cot with your only loyal officers – your dogs, marrying your mistress, and finally, preparing to exteriorize using auditing process R2-747 … flying away with Tom Cruise to some remote romantic exile in the Caribean.

  • Jack99

    Oh no! Apparently, David Miscavige just spontaneously combusted! (F5)

  • Kao Eye

    For those of you who don’t have cable or have not seen Going Clear. Here is a website that is always HBO for free streaming. http://www.liveonlinetv247.net/hbohd.php <3 Please share so everyone can watch.

    • Billy Bob

      !!!!! Alert !!!!!

      Flash player update requirement is a virus!

      Java update 13.6 is a virus!

      See: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/this-content-might-require-java-update-13-6-virus/

      • Shanester

        Definitely do not load this page without an ad blocker. You have to very carefully click on X’s to make those boxes go away.

        • valshifter

          I’ll wait till it comes up on Youtube

          • Shanester

            Right? I think Kao Eye’s heart was probably in the right place by trying to provide an alternative for those without HBO, but, damn, that is one sketchy-ass site. Caveat Emptor Maximus

    • PappeKak

      Dr. Web reports it to be a “malicious” site.

      • Shanester

        That it is, but treated with kid gloves, it does work. Make sure you have an ad blocker and very carefully click on X’s to make the boxes and notices disappear from the video screen.

        There’s no doubt the site is super janky and full of bombs for unwary clicks. Click only X’s and do so carefully.

    • Toni m

      It looks fake.

  • BlondesAreDumb

    A new day, almost a new dawn in most of the US. Big day for The Bunker. We in the West are pulling an all- nighter in anticipation!

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+** RED X ** +–+ RED X *** Sunday the 29th of March
    Good morning Early Birds and Night Owls,
    today is the day, unfortunately we will not see “Going Clear” in South Africa, and 8pm est = 2am here, I will be in bed & miss a bit of history in the making :(

    Removals: a poor show, Sacramento is leading followed by Boston.

    Do not forget your daily vote for the Puppies & Kittens : http://www.milner.com/jumpstart/jumpstart-tampa
    dagobarbz has given us a link about WWAI : http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/26/wounded-warriors-project-under-fire.html
    as a result I have switched my vote to : http://www.familypromisepinellas.org/
    Consider joining this petition to revoke co$ tax exempt status: https://www.change.org/p/i-r-s-revoke-the-tax-exempt-status-of-the-church-of-scientology

    RedX Tips 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

    (F5, …for) Tick Tock Davy by Mark , flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15260264743/in/set-72157642802079293

    • 1subgenius

      Thanks to you and dagobarbz (who, if I’m not mistaken is a veteran) for the info on Wounded Warrior.

      It looks to be like DARE, a scam that you can’t be against because, well, what kind of person is against wounded veterans, or getting kids off drugs?

      ““Everything they do is a dog-and-pony show, and I haven’t talked to one of my fellow veterans that were injured… actually getting any help from the Wounded Warrior Project. I’m not just talking about financial assistance; I’m talking about help, period,” he said.”

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/26/wounded-warriors-project-under-fire.html

    • Pierrot

      RedX Stats,
      as in the best co$ tradition we do not show the scale for the Y axis

  • valshifter

    Am excited about tomorrow and I don’t even have cable, but I already saw the movie it will be fun anyway.

  • Sidney18511

    Is everybody ready for the big day??
    The entire Sidney family is watching this with me tonite! I’m so stoked!

    • Draco

      Enjoy! And as a bonus – your team is well on its way to winning the World Cup too!

  • valshifter

    I bet Dave is cooking up something to disrupt wog cable networks the world over once and for all.

    • Draco

      Yeah – he got all the Oatee8s up to Hemet to sit in a circle and confront a picture of Alex Gibney. Should do the trick!

    • Tory Christman

      Oh that’s funny and I bet you’re right! “GET THE GD OT’S IN ACTION”
      Good luck, “dave”. Remember you STOPPED getting auditing in 1997?
      So you *know* they don’t have any of the supposed abilities you SELL.
      Karma, baby, Karma. :)

    • Miss Cabbage

      No doubt Dave sent a scathing FAX!

      “Do not show the Going Clear documentary! It contains lies and distortions from those we kicked out of the church.
      Scientology is growing! There are now over a zillion members!
      We have churches and orgs in _____(fill in the blank) places.”
      Signed Karin Pouw

  • 1subgenius

    Story about Isaac Hayes and Scientology……

    Going Clear About Isaac Hayes and Scientology: The Real Story

    Push came to shove on Nov. 16, 2005, when “South Park” aired its hilarious “Trapped in the Closet” episode spoofing Tom Cruise and John Travolta. “South Park” creator Matt Stone told me later that Isaac had come to him in tears.

    “He said he was under great pressure from Scientology, and if we didn’t stop poking at them, he’d have to leave,” Stone said.

    The conversation ended there. Isaac performed Chef’s signature song at the Blues Ball a week later with great delight. Although he was devoted to Scientology, he also loved being part of “South Park.” He was proud of it. And, importantly, it gave him income he badly needed.

    But then came the stroke, which was severe. His staff — consisting of Scientology monitors who rarely left him alone — tried to portray it as a minor health issue. It wasn’t. Sources in Memphis told me at the time that Isaac had significant motor control and speech issues. His talking was impaired.

    But there are a lot of questions still to be raised about Isaac Hayes’ death. Why, for example, was a stroke survivor on a treadmill by himself? What was his condition? What kind of treatment had he had since the stroke? Members of Scientology are required to sign a form promising they will never seek psychiatric or mental assistance. But stroke rehabilitation involves the help of neurologists and often psychiatrists, not to mention psychotropic drugs — exactly the kind Scientology proselytizes against.

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2015/03/28/going-clear-about-isaac-hayes-and-scientology-the-real-story

    • Bob

      I know the story. Issac was devastated both financially and career wise by having to leave the show. There is no doubt that scientology pressure to speak out and leave the series killed Issac as sure as if they put a gun to his head. Then Celebrity Centre had the audacity to put on a huge memorial for Issac where they invited the wog community to participate. Sick and evil.
      The cult is absolutely toxic for artists of all genres and types. The story is sad. Issac died a broken man. His dill to live stolen by the heinous cult.

  • Draco

    Well played to the Aussies! They have just won the World Cup! Congrats all the Australian Bunkerites – your boys done good!

    • Ella Raitch

      Congrats to the Kiwis too for a great cup

  • Graham

    Just got used to Tony’s daily post appearing here in the UK at 11am, and now we put the clocks forward last night- so got to wait until noon again :-(

    • Ella Raitch

      Sucks – my timing is the other way around – I get an extra hour in before bedtime

  • Sydjazz

    Ok so it is 11am for us down under thats sydney time. Of course hehe. Found my live stream so fingers crossed

  • Hierophant2

    I would like everyone who’s on Twitter to start using #WheresShelly, please. With the movie coming out, it’s time we start auditing Scientology. Here are some tweets I’ve been making:

    Hey @FreedomEthics, stop attacking people for making a movie, because I have a much bigger story for you: #WheresShelly?

    Hey @Scientology. Instead of freaking out about a movie, why don’t you tell us #WheresShelly? Huh? Get your ethics in, jackasses.

    Hey @kirstiealley, #WheresShelly? Or do you not have the rank to ask that question? Why don’t you ask your own damn church #WheresShelly?

    @TomCruise, why don’t you ask your buddy-buddy David Miscavige where his ex-wife is? #WheresShelly? Get your ethics in, Cruise.

    Okay you might stand to be a little less abrasive, but I want to see #WheresShelly trending! Use it in any way you wish!

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Obviously, the Scientology tax exempt status in the US needs to end, now.

  • Simi Valley

    So I’m on twitter and I search ‪#‎GoingClear‬ … and WTF pops up at the top of the hits?

  • Liz

    Where’s Shelly? With any luck this next IRS threat well take DM down and free all those poor brainwashed bastards.

  • Liz

    In mid 80’s I lived in Largo,Fl, a few mi .S of Clearwater. Passed the’ temple’ many times but was never approached. Guess I looked to common, ethnic or poor to invite? Always figured it was some kind of cult. Still, was always curious to know what went on behind those doors and gates. Good Special. Thanks. Lets just hope the IRS won’t fuck up this time and free those poor brainwashed bastards!