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Ryan Hamilton files his 28th fraud lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network

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Las Vegas attorney Ryan Hamilton is at it again, filing his 28th federal fraud lawsuit against the Church of Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon.

Once again, he’s filed a lawsuit against Narconon’s facility in Nevada, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Caliente, and this time the plaintiff encountered problems with the rehab center just this year, in January.

Hamilton has filed lawsuits against Narconon facilities in California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana, and Colorado, while other attorneys who have been watching his cases closely have also filed them in other states. Before he started filing the cases, Hamilton advertised for plaintiffs, and lately we’ve been seeing others do the same, including a Minnesota attorney, James Rolshouse, whose TV ads our readers keep noticing. We tried to reach Rolshouse, but he didn’t get back to us, so we don’t know when he plans to file a lawsuit.

But Hamilton keeps plugging away. We found court records that suggested that three more of his cases settled recently, which tells us that Narconon’s attorneys are cutting checks to make them go away. But that hasn’t kept Hamilton from filing yet a new case.

This time, he’s representing Paul and Carla Savoie of Saskatoon, Canada, and they’re suing Narconon Fresh Start, the entity that runs the Rainbow Canyon Retreat. They’re also suing Narconon International, Narconon West US, and ABLE, all Scientology umbrella groups that oversee individual Narconon centers.

On January 8, 2015, the Savoies went looking for a facility for their son, and called an 800-number at a website. They talked to Narconon representatives who told them the usual spiel — that the Narconon program consisted of professional counseling with a high success rate.

The Savoies paid $33,000 and their son arrived at the Caliente facility on January 13.

The next day, though, Narconon called and said their son’s withdrawal was too severe, and they sent him to another facility in Huntington Beach, California.

At that point the Savoies were sent an “admission agreement” which explained that the Narconon program was written by L. Ron Hubbard. When the Savoies asked Narconon representatives about a connection between Narconon and Scientology, the reps denied that there was a connection.

The Savoies didn’t believe it, and went to Huntington Beach to pick up their son before his program had even begun.

The Savoies asked for their money back, but even after Narconon promised a partial refund, they received nothing.

In the complaint, Hamilton then describes the actual elements of the Narconon program that he’s put together over his many lawsuits. That Narconon is thoroughly controlled by Scientology and trains patients in Scientology, and delivers none of the things it promises.

Fresh Start is using the Narconon program to introduce Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” to unwitting patients seeking drug rehabilitation. This is exactly as the Church of Scientology directed as part of its “Social Coordination Strategy.”

The Savoies are suing Narconon for unjust enrichment, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.

Here’s the complaint…

 

Savoie vs Narconon: Complaint by Tony Ortega

 
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NAFC files a new complaint, attends hearing in LA

Continuing our legal updates this weekend, we’ve been trying to keep up with what’s happening in the giant National Association of Forensic Counselors lawsuit against Scientology. If you remember, NAFC director Karla Taylor filed a federal lawsuit in Oklahoma against 82 defendants, including Scientology leader David Miscavige, over what the NAFC characterized as a deliberate misuse of its logos and certifications. Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, was fraudulently misusing the NAFC’s trademarks to make it appear that its counselors had credentials they hadn’t actually earned, the lawsuit alleged.

Narconon International president Clark Carr struck back with a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles that appeared to be a pretty naked legal maneuver. After the NAFC had sued Scientology (including Carr) over the way its certifications had been misused, Carr countered that he was harmed because NAFC’s certifications had been useless to begin with. (Um, then why did you advertise for years that you had the certificates, even in cases where they had long ago expired?)

Since then, we noticed that NAFC recently filed an amended complaint in the big Oklahoma suit, but that according to the case’s court docket some of the original 82 defendants are being dismissed from it. NAFC attorney David Keesling tells us that based on the feedback they were getting from the court, they have decided to break up the case and file against some of the defendants in California and other venues. So we’ll be looking forward to seeing those new complaints.

Meanwhile, on Thursday a hearing was held regarding the Clark Carr class-action suit in Los Angeles. And get this — Scientology now says it wants to replace Carr as the lead plaintiff with Daniel Manson, president of Narconon Fresh Start, the Northern California network of rehab clinics. Why? Well, maybe the fact that Carr suddenly absconded from the Narconon International offices in Los Angeles, which were hastily shut down, and lately has showed up in Tijuana has something to do with it. (We’re told that Carr’s adventure south of the border won’t keep him from being deposed in the NAFC suit. We can’t wait to hear about his sudden urge to close up shop in Hollywood and vamoose to TJ.)

Anyway, Keesling says that the NAFC’s motion to dismiss the class-action suit will be heard on August 11 in Los Angeles, and it sounds like it might be a pretty entertaining day in court. We hope to have someone there to watch.

 
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David_MiscavigeAnonymous hacks Swiss company for Ideal Org link

Hey, this feels like a blast from the past. On April 24, Scientology opened its newest “Ideal Org” in Basel, Switzerland. It’s always fun to see which local dignitaries get suckered into appearing on the podium with Scientology leader David Miscavige. This time, one of the folks who spoke at the event included Marco Pulver, identified at Scientology’s website as “Executive Director of Implenia North-West Switzerland.”

A major construction firm in Switzerland, Implenia’s website was hacked Thursday, and made inoperative. The hackers left the message, “Hello Implenia, your cooperation with organized crime Scientology is obvious and disturbing. Marco Pulver is one of the rats of Scientology and is not the only one in your company. While the Swiss government cares shit, we, the people respond for the people.”

Implenia responded with its own message, put out in a press release…

Implenia’s website was the target of a hacker attack on Thursday night. Hackers gained access to the website and posted false messages on it. At this stage it is still unclear who exactly is behind the attack. Implenia condemns this criminal activity and has filed charges against the unknown perpetrators. The attack seems to have been motivated by the recently completed conversion work done on the Scientology offices in Basel. Implenia would like to make it clear that it has no connections with Scientology.

Gosh, it kind of feels like 2008 all over again, doesn’t it?

We noticed that since the attack (which got wide media coverage in Switzerland), Marco Pulver’s description at Scientology’s site has been changed to “leading Swiss construction manager.”

 
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Jorge_FloresNever trust a Scientologist in a yellow jacket

WhyWeProtest.net’s excellent resident translator, mnql1, has a fascinating story this morning out of Mexico. We’re not entirely sure we understand the situation, but it appears that Mexican journalist Jorge Flores (pictured) embedded himself with a search-and-rescue group, Topos de Tlatelolco, that was flown to Nepal by Scientology along with a couple of its “Volunteer Ministers,” and now finds himself stranded in the earthquake-ravaged disaster zone.

Here’s mnql1’s translation of the story, from Mexico’s Excelsior newspaper…

Mexican reporter stranded in Nepal because of bad planning by a Scientology NGO

by Raúl Flores Martínez
May 9, 2015

Bad planning by a Scientology non-governmental organization has left a Mexican journalist stranded for a month in Nepal’s disaster area, which was hit by a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale.

In a telephone interview, Mexican reporter Jorge Flores, said that the NGO had sponsored his transportation to the devastated area, along with a team of 23 members of Topos México. However, he has to stay at least a month in Kathmandu to justify the trip.

“I was told that I had to stay at least a month to justify the cost of the trip. I’ve been waiting three days for them to make the change, but I haven’t received an answer. They’re only giving me the runaround.”

His words punctuated by a bad cough, he said that the food there is presently contaminated, so he hasn’t eaten anything. He reiterated that the invitation he received had come from Topos México, a group sponsored by Scientology.

“After the earthquake, the Topos invited me and the NGO, Scientology, paid them. My understanding was that I could return whenever I want, but now it turns out that I have to stay at least a month to justify the expense.”

To return home, Jorge Flores must come up with 90,000 dollars to pay for three flights: from Nepal to Delhi in India, from India to London, and from London to Mexico City.

“For three days, I’ve been trying to ask them to send me back, but I don’t see when. There was an American in the same situation, but they sent him back the same day without any problem.”

He concluded by saying that, because of the bad planning of his itinerary, he remains in the region without a return ticket to Mexico, since he doesn’t have sufficient financial resources. He said he has tried to contact the authorities at the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs to facilitate his transportation to Mexico.

So Scientology wanted to make a show of sending Mexico’s famous “Topos” rescue team, and now a reporter is risking his life because the church is too cheap to send him back after stranding him there? Well, you know, Scientology always wants to get its money’s worth out of every catastrophe.

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

“Best team ever,” says the person who posted this photo.

 
BestTeamEver

 
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BOOK NOTES

We have some big news…

 
3D-Unbreakable

 
THE PAPERBACK VERSION OF ‘THE UNBREAKABLE MISS LOVELY’ IS NOW FOR SALE

We heard from enough people who want physical copies of the book in time for our appearances in California next week that our publisher, Silvertail Books, has released the paperback early. (The Kindle version still ships on our official publication date, Thursday, May 14.)

Also, look for a story in the Daily Beast, perhaps as soon as later today, that will be reporting some of the revelations in our book.

The Kindle edition is now available for pre-order at Amazon, and will be delivered on May 14. Go order your copy today!

 
Our appearances…

May 16: Santa Barbara Humanist Society (with Paulette Cooper), 3:00 pm
May 17: Center for Inquiry-West, Los Angeles, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 11 am (with Paulette Cooper)
May 17: CFI Orange County (Costa Mesa), 4:30 pm (with Paulette Cooper)
May 20, San Diego (with Paulette Cooper)
May 22: San Francisco (with Jamie DeWolf and Paulette Cooper)

June 11: New York City (with Paulette Cooper)

June 20: Chicago The Annoyance Theater, 5pm (with Christian Stolte) This event is free, but reserve your tickets now!

June 22/23: Toronto (with Paulette Cooper)

June 27/28: Florida (with Paulette Cooper)

July 12: Washington DC, Center for Inquiry

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on May 10, 2015 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists

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SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer
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  • Simi Valley

    Re Kindle edition of Tony’s new book: I noticed for the first time today that it is available in the Kindle Cloud Reader which is a big boon for some of us I just pre-ordered my copy, woo hoo!

  • Mockingbird

    Arrrrgggghhh !!!!! I must have that book !!!!!!!

    • Super Power Wogsie

      So get it!

      • Mockingbird

        Ordered !

        • Super Power Wogsie

          Good !! I was going to send you a copy if you couldn’t get your hands on one, but your good!! Whoever reads it first wins !!! Let the games begin Mockingbird!!

          • Mockingbird

            I think everyone who reads it wins !!

  • Jack99

    Well, I’m looking forward to reading the book review of Unbreakable Miss Lovely in Freedom Mag. Maybe they’ll do a roundtable debate, with Marc Yager, Jenny Linson and that other guy, and then show an “interview” with Tony Ortega’s grade school teacher.

    • You would think that they would have learned by now that their usual response to criticism actually promotes the work of the critic. However, now that Tony’s book is out (& I’ve ordered my copy) I’m just waiting for the other shoe to drop – how will the CofS respond?

      I accept that the nonsense in ‘Freedom’ is aimed at CofS membership – but it is so unbalanced that it must even give some of them pause for thought.

      • Jack99

        The church having learned a lesson? Geddoutahere! I’m hoping for a full page ad in USA Today.

        • cdubb

          They’ll be down to 5 members meeting in a garage someday and still doing EXACTLY the same things their guru told them to do.

          • That’s a pleasant image.

            Seriously, though – Miscavige has changed a lot about Scientology – not only the ‘courses’ and secret levels, but even Hubbard’s writing, which is supposed to be sacrosanct. For example, Hubbard’s works have been edited to remove the worst of his rabid racism and most insane statements.

            It’s not that Scientology can’t change. Of late, it seems to be changing every day. It’s that Miscavige really believes in, and enjoys Hubbard’s ‘always attack’ approach and can’t restrain himself from going so far over the top as to be counter-productive.

            He’s not bright enough to change the policies that would make a difference.

    • Robert Hammond

      I hope they will be “unbiased” and interview the author and subject of the book.

      • MaxSpaceman

        You’re more likely to recall Incident II than see that. 🙂

      • Dr_Orpheus

        Maybe that same issue will include a realistic depiction of life in the Sea Org and an interview with Shelly Miscavige.

        • Robert Hammond

          David Misgavige announcing his resignation would make a nice cover story.

          • Draco

            David Miscavige being forced to resign would make an even nicer story.

            • Robert Hammond

              Or arrested on multiple charges.

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              Multiple Federal warrants. 🙂

            • Miss Tia

              I can vouch it can take the feds years and years to act on things…..i mean, mayor ding don just resigned in akron friday—-only after 27 years….huh, now why would he do that?? 😀

            • daytoncapri
            • Miss Tia

              Okay, I went to RS to look for a story on it last night (couldn’t find it) but ended up getting attacked badly on another article where I dared to post to a differing opinion. So, no offense, I’m not going to this one but since I live here, I can guess pretty much what it’ll say.

              I actually have a PLETHORA of EVIDENCE. Cold, hard evidence of wrong doing by the mayor and his entourage. I have done research with public documents for the past 6+ years. The local media has never EVER wanted to touch any of it. Why? No idea. The Beacon Journal though was aware of his wrongdoings but they still cheered him on—until he falsely accused the councilman Hoch of the assassination attempt. It is not a secret that the feds have been investigating in Akron. There was a raid on the home of a county council person last year—that was reported in the papers. If there were other raids, etc they were not publicly reported on. IF I know anything confidential I would never break a confidence.

              Re: the mayor’s assassination dramz. He went after Hoch because Hoch dared to ask questions about the mayor’s construction company scheme. He wanted a city construction company for concrete for the sewer project (which needs to be done because the mayor ignored the EPA for 20+ years and they sued the city and now it’s gonna cost residents $1 billion+ our bills have increased 70% and there’s no relief for low income people). This scheme is/was ridiculous. But the mayor and his buddies got a trip to Vegas out of it. Anyway, Hoch asked in a council meeting very good legitimate questions about this and the mayor got irritated—you do NOT question him, you just agree—and had no answers. Suddenly he’s claiming Hoch was gonna to shoot him at the State of the City address and had him uninvited. One of the mayor’s former buddies—who profited GREATLY at tax payer expense—then turned against the mayor to support Hoch. The Beacon Journal finally find their balls and wrote that the mayor was wrong and should apologize to Hoch.

              His resignation letter, if you know what he’s done, is actually pathetically amusing. We could never get any media coverage for his world travels—and how he misspent city and campaign funds, even with PROOF. No one around here would touch it. I have a 2 foot stack of travel documents sitting next to me, that I have annotated and denoted every single instance of wrong doing. There is not one trip in which something questionable didn’t go on. His entourage, especially one member in particular, actually MADE money on their world travels. I have the city credit card bills for a 16 month period that shows in some months $180,000 in unaccounted charges!! Nope, no coverage.

              Plusquellic spent 2 weeks in Miami before the State of the City, thinking about running again for mayor. He’s had VERY questionable—I mean, I’ll use the word shady—trips to Miami before. I would be willing to bet the city paid for his 2 weeks in Miami. I believe he resigned to be able to get his pension and to TRY to control and spin the situation—while he still can. The law director retired a month or so ago. I expect a few more resignations or retirements in the coming weeks. THEN I expect some interesting things to happen.

              Moneypenny who is taking over, is a buddy of Plusquellics. He’s basically the same without the spray on tan. It’s gonna be a huge shock for people in Akron to realize how fiscally messed up this city really is—they play shell games with city accounts. Citizens also never have known all the travels the mayor took or all his spending—because no one would report it. Maybe in the next few months some one will finally want to cover his out of control spending and traveling. I’ve got the dox!!! I even have his credit card spending in a very handy spread sheet!

            • daytoncapri

              I had feeling that you are on to something. Your local media is a lap dog, so is mine,( at least on the Scino topic.) City of Dayton leadership is too stupid to be corrupt imho but their irresponsibity is amazing. Keep at it, Tia.

            • Miss Tia

              Actually in some ways they’ve been complicit, it never ceases to appall me. I mean, I understand people are swayed that way–well I know they are but I don’t understand how–but I know they are, but a NEWSPAPER?! There’s LOTS of questionable things—not just within the mayor’s office and county office. I found something about 5 years ago that affects an Obama appointee. IF a thorough investigation is being done—-and I do know and can say that a lot of my research has been given to others to then check (some agency’s don’t have the budget to spend hundreds of hours tracing every line of a credit card bill and then correlating it to the travel documents, I’ve done that, voluntarily and freely, because i think it’s the right thing to do and it’s something i CAN do)—-this could rival Tammany Hall.

            • Draco

              Sweet dreams… There are very few people I really really dislike, he is one of them. Especially for the disconnections. He needs to pay for that.

  • Beth

    Books ordered!!!! So excited. Huge congratulations to the bunker’s Mr. Mom 🙂

  • Interested

    Just ordered. Should be with me Wednesday … Yeah

  • Robert Hammond

    I hope Scientology takes out full page ads in the New Yorker and LA Times to “critique” The Unbreakable Miss Lovely. It certainly worked wonders for Going Clear.

    • ze moo

      The clampire is the very definition of the Streisand Effect.

    • Allie

      Which of course they won’t be reading prior to writing the critique.

  • Miss Tia

    A few more mother’s day haiku and I link directly from twitter because there are photos attached as they were inspired from the photos. I’m a total weirdo freak (this is news? 😉 and went out to take pix of my bleeding heart plant in the far corner of the yard and some haiku started to come to me as I viewed the flowers. Felt I should include the photos that inspired them and perhaps you can see it too, or it just might be. Probably is. 🙂

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/597468645619408897

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/597469058196373504

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/597469516214349824

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/597470066871898112

    • Observer

      I’m going to send you a message on FB. Just so you know it’s me and not some random weirdo. I’m a familiar weirdo.

      • Miss Tia

        I’ll be sure to look in my ‘other’ box, since FB likes to stick message there!! Familiar weirdos are the best! 🙂

        • Observer

          Sent

  • Kestrel

    I clicked on the Amazon link on the left and ordered the book. Can’t wait to read it. Also ordered ‘Blown for Good.’ It’s past time I read that one, too.

    • Draco

      BFG is very good – a page turner. Enjoy your reading.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      You will love BFG 🙂

    • coonellie

      BFG makes me laugh out loud, very loudly! It’s a great book. The only other book that made me laugh that loudly was, “Mennonite in a Little Black Dress”.

  • Richard

    Half an hour ago, Miss Lovely in paperback was available on Amazon.EU. I updated my credit card to purchase it and now Amazon says that it is not available. Sold out already?

    • Sid

      These are ‘print on demand’ at Amazon so can’t run out.

      • Richard

        That’s not what Amazon says.

        • L. C. Spencer

          I just checked it — it’s fine now, don’t know what was going on there. Still, at least you have it on order 🙂

    • aquaclara

      Click on Tony’s link. I just ordered my copies about an hour ago….no problems!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        me,too.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Did you pay your CC bill? I have a buddy who always has that problem and he makes an insane amount of money. He drives a 10 year old Accord with the mirror taped on with duct tape. Payed cash for his house at 42.

    • Richard

      I’ve just bought it directly from Silvertail. Dunno what Amazon are up to.

    • Allie

      Richard, I just ordered it @ 3:00 pm Mountain Time – no problems at all.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    I am still trying to wrap my head around Co$ wanting to “replace” Clark Carr with some other random guy. Would this be the way Dave “replaced” his wife with Lou? I wonder which Narconon flap it was that got Carr demoted to Tijuana? Whatever has happened to him, it can’t be good.

    I <3 you Anonymous. 🙂

    • Miss Tia

      At least Tijuana Bibles make more sense than Dianetics? There’s always a donkey show? You can get pretty much anything cheap? As long as he avoids the water, he should have a great time, then he can wander back over the border into San Ysidro [sic–humid, not looking it up] and blow his whistle!

    • PickAnotherID

      DM was probably about to throw him under the bus to try and make the NN flaps go away. Or he got a call from the IRS regarding some weirdness with various NN, and associated entities, 990’s.

      Maybe both. I hope.

    • whoever this “Clark Carr” fellow is, anyway…

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        LOL I know right?!?

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    Who knew Tony’s publisher was so handsome? 🙂

    https://twitter.com/humfreyhunter

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Humfrey Hunter? I’m sure he’s a great guy, but that’s definitely a fake name, right?

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Bahahaha!! Good to see you Jimmy.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            Thank you. ; )

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Who knows, I grew up with a Lance Masters! He was a great baseball player.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          I knew a guy named Barbara Jones. He would walk into a room and announce himself, like, “Barbara Jones up in this bitch!” He was extremely confident for a guy with a girl’s name.

      • Robert Eckert

        Maybe he’s related to Hartford Haffenreffer?

    • Allie

      Yes! Fanning myself here 🙂

    • Eclipse-girl

      Silvertail published John Sweeney 2 books and the reprint of Russ Miller’s bio of Hubtard
      I like this person

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Implenia would like to make it clear that it has no connections with Scientology.

    • PappeKak

      “Implenia would like to make it clear that it has no connections with Scientology.”

      I was just going to post this^^^ You beat be to it, glad I checked.

  • Skabetti

    I just read the whole Savoie complaint against Narconan. Wow. I only wish they’d mentioned how long those Sci-fi-entology saunas can be, which is unhealthy. And I wish they’d asked for a billion dollars instead of $75,000.

    • ze moo

      The money limit is what is needed to file a case in Federal court. Who knows how much compensatory and punitive damages will be?

    • Robert Eckert

      They’re asking for AT LEAST $75,000 (as zemoo says, there is a minimum amount of damages for this kind of case to be filed in federal court)

      • Skabetti

        Kidding about the billion dollars. Not kidding about the detrimental, endless sauna hours. I think it needs to be there. Maybe it will come up in court.

  • Jonathan Cummings

    I just ordered The Unbreakable Miss Lovely from Amazon and got free 2 day shipping for a 30 trial of Amazon Prime which I can cancel within the next 30 days if I do not want to keep it! (Order Number: 111-xxxxxxx-xxxxxxx
    The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper will be shipped to)
    Now, I hope Tony will sign it when I see him in San Francisco in a couple weeks! Bonus if Paulette will sign. Regardless, I am excited to get my book and start reading!

  • Little David

    Tony, will books be available for sale at your appearances?

    • Graham

      Tony’s replied previously that there will be some, but don’t rely on it.

      In my experience of book signing tours, the books weigh heavy so the author can’t carry vast quantities around. So you may be lucky or you may not, depending on the length of the queue at the end of the talk. Safer to bring your own copy.

      • Little David

        Thanks, I ordered 1 copy that will be here Tuesday. I will take your advice and order one more for a friend who I promised to get a signed copy for.

      • There is nothing lonelier than some author at a deserted signing in the back of a bookstore, surrounded by the piles of books that they’ve been shlepping on the tour.

        With just-in-time overnight delivery, I imagine that kind of thing could be done better these days.

        (Not that that’ll happen on Tony’s tour.)

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Looks like Tony has got some celebrities on the promo bandwagon already.

    (and how come she got a dvd? Is she unable to read?)

    • ze moo

      Good shoops. What gave it away you ask? Paris Hilton reads???

    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      Paris is clearly holding a CD case. Didn’t books come with soundtracks.

      • MostEthicalPimp

        It’s the audio book version…

        • Miss Tia

          Read by Jason ‘Show me a mother fucking clear’ Beghe!

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I love his gravely, cigarette mutilated voice.

          • Jenstnick

            And you know he would pipe in with some off text color commentary that would make it epic.

            • Miss Tia

              Oh I know! It would make it great! I can just hear him “Wait, this is really fucked up…”

            • Jenstnick

              So many F bombs.

            • Mymy88

              Tia! Did you see this? It was posted here about a week ago. I laughed so much.

              https://disqus.com/home/discussion/theundergrondbunker/saturday_95/#comment-2000452054

            • Miss Tia

              No! Hadn’t seen this! I don’t really venture through the comments a lot—I’ll post some days, then stay on a bit, then go bebop around the yard or sit in the street, etc…. 🙂 Thanks for sharing that is a great one!

          • Mymy88

            My favorite quote I’ve heard since I’ve been in this dog forbidden rabbit hole.

      • Mymy88

        good one! lol

    • Mymy88

      cute! cute! cute!

  • Graham

    Just ordered my copy direct from Silvertail. And kudos to them for having the balls to publish Tony’s book (And John Sweeney’s before it).

    I think a few days ago Tony suggested we might like to be photographed holding a copy in some unusual or significant location. Where will you pose with yours?

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Does in bed with a martini count as a significant location?? 🙂

      • lmnop

        I think so! 🙂

      • coonellie

        If it’s dirty and you share 🙂

    • Miss Tia

      Gee, I’ll pose with mine sitting in the street in a chair in front of my house reading it! 🙂 I don’t think the Robinette Ct. Beach is unusual or significant though. Maybe I could put a toad on the book?

      • lmnop

        The toad would make it most significant! 🙂

        • Miss Tia

          yes, it would!! 😀

      • Robert Eckert

        OT: what is this business with the mayor? This is one of the weirder news stories I have read in a while:
        http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/akron-mayor-resigns-after-accusing-councilman-of-threatening-to-shoot-him-battle-with-local-paper/

        • Miss Tia

          someone asked me about this a bit ago here with the same link….i’m gonna copy/paste my reply to them…..i could go on and on and on with the things he’s done through the years—-and i have dox for a lot of it….but here’s my comment…..

          Okay, I went to RS to look for a story on it last night (couldn’t
          find it) but ended up getting attacked badly on another article where I
          dared to post to a differing opinion. So, no offense, I’m not going to
          this one but since I live here, I can guess pretty much what it’ll say.

          I actually have a PLETHORA of EVIDENCE. Cold, hard evidence of wrong
          doing by the mayor and his entourage. I have done research with public
          documents for the past 6+ years. The local media has never EVER wanted to touch any of it. Why? No idea. The Beacon Journal though was aware of his wrongdoings but they still cheered him on—until he falsely
          accused the councilman Hoch of the assassination attempt. It is not a
          secret that the feds have been investigating in Akron. There was a raid
          on the home of a county council person last year—that was reported in
          the papers. If there were other raids, etc they were not publicly
          reported on. IF I know anything confidential I would never break a
          confidence.

          Re: the mayor’s assassination dramz. He went after Hoch because Hoch dared to ask questions about the mayor’s construction company scheme. He wanted a city construction company for concrete for the sewer project (which needs to be done because the mayor ignored the
          EPA for 20+ years and they sued the city and now it’s gonna cost
          residents $1 billion+ our bills have increased 70% and there’s no relief
          for low income people). This scheme is/was ridiculous. But the mayor
          and his buddies got a trip to Vegas out of it. Anyway, Hoch asked in a
          council meeting very good legitimate questions about this and the mayor
          got irritated—you do NOT question him, you just agree—and had no
          answers. Suddenly he’s claiming Hoch was gonna to shoot him at the
          State of the City address and had him uninvited. One of the mayor’s
          former buddies—who profited GREATLY at tax payer expense—then turned against the mayor to support Hoch. The Beacon Journal finally find
          their balls and wrote that the mayor was wrong and should apologize to
          Hoch.

          His resignation letter, if you know what he’s done, is actually pathetically amusing. We could never get any media coverage for his world travels—and how he misspent city and campaign funds,
          even with PROOF. No one around here would touch it. I have a 2 foot
          stack of travel documents sitting next to me, that I have annotated and
          denoted every single instance of wrong doing. There is not one trip in
          which something questionable didn’t go on. His entourage, especially
          one member in particular, actually MADE money on their world travels. I
          have the city credit card bills for a 16 month period that shows in some
          months $180,000 in unaccounted charges!! Nope, no coverage.

          Plusquellic spent 2 weeks in Miami before the State of the City, thinking about running again for mayor. He’s had VERY questionable—I mean, I’ll use the word shady—trips to Miami before. I would be willing to bet the
          city paid for his 2 weeks in Miami. I believe he resigned to be able to
          get his pension and to TRY to control and spin the situation—while he
          still can. The law director retired a month or so ago. I expect a few
          more resignations or retirements in the coming weeks. THEN I expect
          some interesting things to happen.

          Moneypenny who is taking over, is a buddy of Plusquellics. He’s basically the same without the spray on tan. It’s gonna be a huge shock for people in Akron to realize how fiscally messed up this city really is—they play shell games with cityaccounts. Citizens also never have known all the travels the mayor took or all his spending—because no one would report it. Maybe in the next few months some one will finally want to cover his out of control spending and traveling. I’ve got the dox!!! I even have his credit card spending in a very handy spread sheet!

          • Robert Eckert

            I can’t see the name “Moneypenny” without thinking of Bond movies. It sounds like a lot of cloak and dagger. But… Miss Moneypenny in the movies was on the good guys’ side.

            • Miss Tia

              THIS Moneypenny only cares about MONEY and it best not be a PENNY!!

    • L. C. Spencer

      I ain’t tellin’ til I’ve got the photo 🙂

      • Graham

        Me too. I’ve got a good location in mind but aint sayin’ nuttin’. I’ve got to work out how photograph myself in front of a huge building but still have the book cover recognisable.

    • Jenstnick

      I’m going to carry my book with me and take a pic wherever the right opportunity presents itself. I have two small boys and one has autism so I don’t venture out too far but sometimes the circumstances will be just right.

  • Pierrot

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  • Robert Eckert

    OT: Norman Greenbaum, writer of the excellent “Spirit in the Sky”, is in critical condition after a car crash in Santa Rosa, California. Once when he was asked what the song meant, he said “It means I never have to work another day in my life.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cXrEPNvRO8

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      “I have two houses and a boat. I wrote one song.”
      But it was a damn good one. Hoping for the best.

      • Robert Eckert

        He did put out another album that I liked and I’m humming one of the songs now but can’t find it on YouTube. “I’m taking my royalties / and putting them in to a goat dairy / I am what I am, a singing mikman uh-huh / Greenbaum’s dairy, that’s our name / Norman Vicky Jethro and Sara Jane / oh me oh my, such a long way from Spirit in the Sky..”

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      I had a 45 with this on one side and “The only living boy in New York” on the other. Wore it out.

    • worstcultever

      Was a great song. Ah the times.

    • Mymy88

      I love that song and it plays as background music in my favorite scene in one of my fav movies, Apollo 11. I hope he pulls through and recovers.

  • worstcultever

    Can I just say I’ve always loved the cover design of Miss Lovely .. the intriguing title and economy of words, the perfect 70s courier type font, Paulette’s beautiful face, both haunted and unbreakable, looking back over her shoulder ..

    Gah, can anybody tell I WANTZ THIS FUCKING BOOK!!! NOWZ!!!!

    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      I smell Lifetime movie.

      • worstcultever

        Lifetime?! Surely you jest.

        • Sebastian L. Jackson

          I used to watch Lifetime for the Unsolved Mysteries reruns, and every TV movie they came out with had this theme of women overcoming abuse and oppression. Only instead of a dick husband or spiteful mistress, the bad guy is Scientology.

          • worstcultever

            Actually I’ve always liked Lifetime, back when I had a tv they were my go-to channel for fun, oddly-soothing schlock .. but anyway, you must know that any filmed version of this thing is going to be Big .. heck, the Bunkerites have already cast all the A-list, big-bucks actresses .. (there’s nobody I’m completely happy with yet)

          • Todd Tomorrow

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a-kP3APfKg
            look at those chicken legs!

  • First Last
    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      BURN.

      • Victoria Pandora

        Yeah, as I was reading “The Complex” yesterday and John was talking about how it was always his head on a pike when PR attempts didn’t work out, it made me wonder just how punishing it must be for staff now.
        I shudder to think:/

  • Victoria Pandora

    I just ordered the book, via Tonys link to Amazon.
    So exciting!
    I just finished John Duignans “The Complex”, also a fascinating book, with lots of little inside peeks I hadn’t heard about.
    AND I found my clear certificate today, hahaha.
    Now, that was some deep down spring cleaning.
    I had no idea it was still around.
    Mr. VP was so impressed, a year ago he would have had no idea WTF.

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      You should eBay that. It’s one of a kind.

      • Victoria Pandora

        Haha, AND I found all my letters “from LRH”.
        Evidently I used to whine to whoever read those about how poorly I was treated on staff.
        “He”asked for specific names.
        Little did I know INT management was out to take down the mission I was on staff with.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      It was so good to hang out with John at Flag Down 2014. We had many good talks and just enjoyed a new friendship.

      It was an excellent book.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    A letter was delivered by mistake to our mail-box yesterday.

    It may be of interest:

    Il cabinetto Bongiorno Stasera Della Notte
    Castello di VillaDorata,
    Noto,
    Sicilia

    10 Maggio, 2015

    To whom it con cerns,

    On behalf of our client, the onorata società La Cosa Nostra, as well as their esteemed
    colleagues, the ‛Ndrangheta and the Camorra, we are writing to ask you to
    cease and desist from associating them in any way with $cientology.
    My clients are businessmen and men of honour, good friends of Berlusconi.
    To have their reputation sullied and dragged through the mire by association is
    very distressing to them.

    In your magazine of 8 Maggio, 2015, $cientology was described as a Mafia-like
    criminal organization. My clients strongly object to this unfortunate
    and defamatory choice of words.
    A printed apology (abject, preferably) will suffice to remove the stain
    of this libellous association. If this is not forthcoming, however, sterner means will
    ensue to preserve and protect my client’s (relatively speaking) good name.

    As the very late (he is unavoidably detained) Don Lamborghini said,
    “Tonight, we will not sleep with the clams.”

    Yours Sincerely,

    Alexandro Bongiorno Sarsparilla
    avvocato

    • StudentOfLife

      Jeesh, I laughed so hard reading this my sides cramped up and I have to lean forward and not read it anymore. Not only will I have by book in hand when I meet Tony next week in Santa Barbara but I think we have a NY Times Best Seller and no one deserves it more than our proprietor for all his great work in exposing the truth behind the curtain of Lie-in-Tology (aka Scientology).

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Just ordered a couple of copies of the paperback “THE UNBREAKABLE MISS LOVELY” through the Amazon link. So excited. Hat is off to Tony and I hope it becomes a best-seller. I would love to make it to the book tour and get them signed by both Tony and Paulette, but alas, not to be.

    I’m so glad that Tony and Paulette have teamed up to tell her story.

    • worstcultever

      On payday I’m gonna order a few more – friends, local library etc

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I did for my local library, too.

  • outraged

    “A bad day is when I lie in bed and think of things that might have been.”

    To All Those Still In Scientology in any which way but loose:

    Quietly, slip away.

    Don’t answer the phone calls.
    Don’t say anything to anyone.
    Don’t make an announcement.

    Sip slide away.

    The sooner you reach your life, the sooner you won’t be just sliding away.

    —————

    https://youtu.be/qSx2HIi4dFg

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      I can’t help but cry when I listen to this. Crying is good. Thanks.

      • outraged

        I’m sorry. :-{

        But yes, crying is good.
        Wonderful old verse:

        When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          No apologies needed. It was good. I just watched “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” last night on the Oregon Public Broadcasting station.
          Beautiful Technicolor photography, tear jerking story. Cried at that too. Every time that happens, I remind myself that it just shows I have empathy.

          • Lady Squash

            Hi Michael, I can relate to the relief it is to be able to cry; to feel emotion again; to feel empathy for another and not just say to myself, “Oh well, they pulled it in.” Can’t believe I was so brain washed. It’s good to be out.

          • Fred G. Haseney

            Hi, MLT. I cry each and every time ET says “goodbye” to Elliot at the end of Spielberg’s “E.T., the Extra Terrestrial.”

      • Mymy88

        Sigh, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ gets me every time.

  • worstcultever

    On second thought, I shouldn’t have used the word “haunted” re the book’s cover pic of Paulette. She doesn’t look haunted at all, really. In fact she looks quite forthright and fuck-you-Hubbard.

    • Observer

      The pic was taken in 1967 or 1968, before she wrote her book.

      • worstcultever

        Thanks, didn’t know that. She still looks like steel. (Good thing – she was gonna need it!)

        • Observer

          She was and is drop-dead gorgeous.

  • Allie

    Woo-hoo! I just ordered Tony’s book from his Amazon link above. Smooth as buttah!
    Thanks Tony and your publisher for making this available to your impatient readers.
    Can’t wait to dive in!!

  • ..

    • flyonthewall

      Banksy is an SP

  • Jeb Burton

    Congrats Tony on your book. I hope you come to the Tampa Bay area. I think you need to do an interview with the TBT. The people of this area still don’t get what the COS is all about. Please do a radio interview with somebody who isn’t Bubba the Love Sponge. Drew Garabo would be good, he actually saw the movie on HBO.

    • L. C. Spencer

      Loudly enthusiastic second on the TBT interview. Joe Childs may have moved on but they’re still trying to fight the good fight; Charlie Frago might be a good bet. Radio would be great too. WMNF’s “Radioactvity” show could be a good match; Rob Lorei is a legendarily good interviewer.

    • TonyOrtega

      I did an interview with Rob Lorei recently, and he’s already asked for another one when I’m down there next week. Waiting to hear from the TBT after sending them a message about the book coming out.

      • aquaclara

        You’re down there next week? Hope you have a great time. (PS I can vouch for the Incredible Buffalo Grouper sandwich at Frenchy’s on the beach. I like the north beach location best-take Mandalay Ave. north on Clw Beach to the firehouse and Palm Pavilion parking lot. It’s on your left. Enjoy.

    • flyonthewall

      Who would of thought an 800lb gorilla would be so easy to ignore?

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I just ordered one for a WISE orthodontist(that can’t get yelp to take down my comments I put on years ago.), Trish Duggan and one for my local library.

    • Science Doc

      That is so thoughtful of you.

  • Mockingbird

    Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers of any kind and thank you for all you
    do .Thank you for your love and compassion in raising children and
    helping build the family and instill values and self confidence.

    Thank you for helping a million ways unthanked for hundreds of days .
    Thank you for working and raising children and taking care of homes and
    sometimes bumbling and thick headed partners .

    I want to share a thought concerning Scientology .Almost every day I
    hear from mothers who are disconnected from their children and
    grandchildren . I also have heard from several the extraordinarily
    heartbreaking reality of having to bury their children at far too young
    an age either directly due to the Scientology cult’s crimes or under
    suspicious circumstances with the cult hiding the truth and leaving them
    only with unanswered questions. I hope these mothers can gain a small
    measure of support from knowing they are heard , their cause is just and
    other people offer their sympathy and encouragement in telling their
    story.

    I hope disconnection ends and the living can reconnect and their
    families can heal . I hope the parents who have lost their children can
    gain a day of reckoning in court and answers for some relief for their
    terrible tragic loss .Your children matter , your families matter , your
    feelings matter , YOU matter .

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology and Mother’s Day: THIS IS WHY

    Cindy Temps Jan 2014 Mike Rider’s blog:

    ” My two kids are the loves of my life. We always enjoyed such a close relationship. But they were used by the church to get to me and they were turned against me. The AOLA MAA had them spy on me for months and look for evidence against me. My son turned me in for reading the blogs. My daughter KRed me.

    Only two weeks before the kids disconnected from me, they had me book a cruise for the three of us to enjoy as our Xmas present to each other. I paid for it and we were all excited to go. And then the church got to them and made them disconnect from me. When I went to get in comm with the kids, they told me they didn’t want to disconnect from me. I said, “Then don’t. Don’t let that church split up this family.” They disconnected anyway. The church doctrine says that if you refuse to disconnect from an SP, that you will then be declared SP and will be excommunicated too.

    Melissa and Alan, if you are reading this, just know that I love you and I don’t hold it against you that you betrayed me by disconnecting. You were under the undue influence of DM and his church.”

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/cindy-temps/
    Love WILL win and you don’t even know what that is, Captain Blackheart.

    • Fred G. Haseney

      Here are recent photos of Cindy’s children, Alan (left) and Melissa (right), at a wedding party in December 2014. I’ve know Cindy since 1984, and her daughter looks so much like Cindy when we first met at the PAC Base (“Big Bloated Blue”) in Los Angeles.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        What’s with Alan’s belt? Horrible little shits, writing KR’s on their mother.

        • Fred G. Haseney

          They’re hypnotized, that’s the reason. Sad. Say, I didn’t Alan’s belt. I just looked at that photo again. He’s so thin that the belt doesn’t have much to hold onto. They’re good-looking kids, and I look forward to making their acquaintance after they reunite with their mom.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I didn’t mean to pass judgement so quickly. Always hard for me to tell who is the victim and who the truly horrible people are (Moxon). After college I had made up my mind to basically not have anything to do with relatives I wouldn’t pick as my friend’s. This went on for a few years until I realized that although we were different that I should give some a chance and forgive the wrongs they inflicted on me, especially when I was a child. With an open mind I sat down and explained to some why I had been absent and attempted to get their side of the story. I’m now glad that I did as I was able to clear the slate. Now that I’m older I understand how difficult it must be to raise a child, worry about them, make a living..Fred, I had viable reasons never to talk to my parent’s ever again but somewhere a breaker switch blew in my head and I knew that I should. Now 20 years later I get along with one and the other, not so well. I can’t understand the influence of the cult but to me it is like, why we don’t murder, steal or pick on the less fortunate. This person brought them into this world and I look forward to seeing them reunite as well, just as I relish the day the cult implodes.

            • Fred G. Haseney

              Nicely put, Todd. That reminds me of Dr. Laura, a radio talk show host who apparently cut ties with her mother many years ago (in fact, when neighbors or an apartment manager finally found her mom’s body, it had petrified). Dr. Laura and her mom were not very close. Dr. Laura has said that a mom doing bad to a child (physical, mental and or/sexual abuse) has crossed the line; has, in effect, “turn up her mother’s card.”

              Sometimes it’s a good thing to cut those ties, as I did 16 years ago. I’ll never forget the relief I felt at the time. I truly believe I would not have survived cancer if I had stayed connected to her.

              But this case is an extreme, I’m sure.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Thanks Fred,
              I’m so glad that you survived your bout with cancer. Especially, when you are in a place that doesn’t relish the advances in western medication. Dr. Laura, was one of those people that always seemed to thrive on hate. I lived in a huge old beautiful apartment in Seattle that cost a great deal to heat up in the winters. My land lady was a friend who was in her mid-80’s and refused to allow them to put in cable TV since asbestos was discovered by the cable company years prior. So I’d just heat up my bedroom and read or listen to my clock radio. Dr. Laura, was so full of hate and bigotry towards gays, or any other group that didn’t follow her god agenda that I’d listen just to see what middle America must be thinking. Her own marraige at the time was,”perfect’, as she was. I’ll google her later but I think eventually she was brought down for saying a racist thing? I can’t remember but i’ll do some research.
              Might sound silly since I don’t know you but I have good thoughts for you often. Forever, proud that you’ve chose to go down a different path in life. I saw you mention Tory, and hope that you get the chance to hang with other SP’s and get some support, which we all need once in awhile. We should trade email addresses sometime soon if nothing more than to share positive humor in the world. Humor is a great basis to disrupt anything. Just started Tony’s, book this afternoon and after dinner can’t wait to make a good dent in it. I’m going to only read 5 chapters at a time as I tend to binge read. I’ll be stuck in a book I like and suddenly I’ll notice the sun coming up! Seems like it is going to be very good, thus far.

            • Fred G. Haseney

              I’m seeing Tony and Paulette today at the Center For Inquiry Los Angeles and will soon have my own copy of his book so I can binge-read, much like you do.

              I have cool thoughts about you, too, wondering where you’re from, how you came up with your bunker name (and where the photo came from).

              Tory protested here recently; I’m not sure I want to protest, but it sure would be a Field Operation of sorts to meet her.

              Dr. Laura is professional, plays by her rules and is quite adamant about what she says, that’s for sure.

              My email: fredhaseney @ hotmail dot com

    • Todd Tomorrow

      What a sad story. Really bummed me out on a day when most honor our mother’s!

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Before I complete my Amazon purchase, I have an OT question. I’m thinking of getting the Apple Magic Trackpad, but using it with a Windows PC. Can anyone offer any good or bad opinions? Or a suitable alternative. I already have a wireless keyboard with a touchpad built in, but it’s garbage. It’s a Logitech TK820. So, now I’m considering a separate wireless keyboard and better touchpad device. I’m using it on the sofa and a mouse is not a good option.

    • May_West

      Logitech Darkfield mouse is awesome. I use it on my couch, I use it on my chair, I can use it anywhere. It works perfectly on any surface. A bit more expensive. It survives being dropped at least once a day from my chair to the floor. I will never use a different type of mouse as long as this one is available.
      ETA: has hyper scrolling & back & forward buttons on side.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I’m going all in and getting the Apple wireless keyboard, trackpad and connecting plate to make them into a single unit. Google tells me they CAN work well with Windows after a little playing around. If no good, that’s what returns are for.

  • Vaquera

    Two books on their way to the Texas Gulf Coast.

  • HillieOnTheBeach

    Tony retweet:

    “Dinesh D’Souza compares his felony conviction to the rebels’ defeat in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, which [spoiler] I think makes Obama his dad.”

    I think D’Souza’s attempt to vindicate himself using Star Wars movie folklore speaks volumes of what he really thinks and the deserved contempt for those who believe him.

  • Volunteer Ministers

    Jamie in the news again, doing a special Tourette’s Without Regrets — which is already on the edge of being sold out, if it has not been sold out already. 🙂

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/L-Ron-Hubbards-Great-Grandson-Targets-Scientology-at-Tourettes-Without-Regrets-Game-Show-302452301.html

    • TonyOrtega

      That’s our appearance with Paulette. Jamie’s building an entire show around it.

      • Observer

        That one is really gonna be something!

      • Super Power Wogsie

        Tony, do you know if the show is going to be recorded?

        • TonyOrtega

          Since Jamie put out a call for an actor who could play Tom Cruise and strip off all his clothes, I’m guessing you’re going to have to be at this show to see it.

          • Super Power Wogsie

            Darn. It would be nice to see it. Oh well. Maybe I’ll catch one of his shows in the future.

            • Unex Skcus

              If we’re lucky, it may get uploaded to YouTube… maybe.

            • Super Power Wogsie

              I do hope so. Sounds like it’s going to be phenomenal.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Where are you going to be SPW? You can always fly in for a show!

            • Super Power Wogsie

              I’m near Tracy which is about 1 hour and 30 min drive away from the city. I could drive in but I just don’t want to lol. No airport option here.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              “just don’t want to”? You shooting skeet or playing polo with your friend’s?

            • Super Power Wogsie

              uuuugh…tell me about it. I’m dying out here seriously. New homes, dirt, and fucking horses.i cant take it. It’s a long ass drive, and a hassle. I will wait lol.

          • aquaclara

            Oh, this sounds fabulous. Somebody PLEASE live ( or delay) blog this event, for all of us in the hinterlands.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            What? Performance art, too? This I have to see!

            • Mymy88

              I just call it an open air performance.

  • 50 years ago, Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ song born in Florida (at the Fort Harrison).

    http://www.chron.com/news/article/50-years-ago-Stones-Satisfaction-song-born-in-6254064.php

    • Unex Skcus

      And anyone going to the “Fort” still “Can’t Get No Satisfaction”!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Liked the kids interview. Makes me wonder what parents are OK with their daughter fleeing the cult?

  • Allie

    A bit of a rant here about the IAS Volunteer Minister Scam in Nepal that Mike posted on his blog today.
    After the major earthquake, I was really devastated for the country as I have been to Nepal, Kathmandu and the surrounding villages. It’s a beautiful country with kind, generous and very proud people. I loved my visit and would go back in a heart-beat. In Salt Lake, we have a very large Nepalese community and I have gotten to
    know many of them, and I’ve spent time with Apa Sherpa who lives here now and has retired. He was the sherpa with the most climbs on Everest. All are wonderful people.

    The IAS mag rag shows a photo of a VM delivering food bags to people in remote villages. It looks like the bags are quart sized ziplocs and are filled with rice. What? Do my eyes deceive me? The bags are only
    HALF FULL!! What chinzy bastards those Scns are. That will do absolutely nothing for the people.
    But there’s the photo to prove they were there. What f**king hypocrits, shysters, losers, liars…..

    Interestingly enough, the LDS Church in Salt Lake mobilizes within minutes when there is a disaster.
    They have a huge warehouse filled with food and supplies and within hrs. can fill up several planes and leave for a disaster area. They did this for 9/ll, Katrina, tornado areas & other disasters all over the country and the world. And there is no big hoo-hah press release at the departure or arrival. Even tho I don’t agree with their teachings, I have been impressed since I’ve lived here that the church really does “walk the walk” without fanfare or recognition.
    There are so many good examples of excellent relief groups that offer useful help and resources to those in need. Scientology should learn how to do it and stop scamming their own damn people with lies.
    End of rant.

    • chukicita

      I think it’s so sad – I’m sure most of the ‘boots on the ground’ volunteer minister folks are there because they really want to help.

      It’s sad that they have no infrastructure like most people expect with a church-based organization, where there is the unstated assumption that the church is interested in supporting their desire to really help people. Only instead of – food, water, blankets, contact with relatives, – they are asked to poke victims and give them a sales pitch.

      • Lady Squash

        The “boots on the ground” are totally deceived also. They have to muster up the funds for their own plane flight. The Church pays NOTHING. It is disgusting.

        • CoS is doing fund raising, but I doubt they reimburse the VMs — straight into the IAS pool.

          • Lady Squash

            “Reimburse the VMs”–LOL. Never going to happen. You see, the VMs are big beings who made it go right to get the money together to buy their airline ticket to the disaster sight. It would be an insult to reimburse them. See….

      • Mymy88

        Yes, it is sad and I’ll add disgusting. Ugh, Miscavige is such a foul demon beast.

    • Observer

      Scientology isn’t known for sending supplies with their VMs. The VMs are, however, known for handing out the supplies brought by other groups and giving the impression that the supplies were provided by Scientology.

      https://backincomm.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/rcs-4d-scampaigns-help-or-hype/

      • Allie

        Thanks, Observer, I remember now that they don’t bring supplies other than the Way to Happiness books. They’re just there for the good press and photo ops. And you’re right, to have other people believe that Scientology has provided supplies too. It’s so disgusting.

        • Frodis73

          It’s so un-imaginable that they show up empty handed…wth? That should be a huge clue that something is off. Also, I love how some of these ppl showed up in Haiti in high heels, dressy clothes, etc. They said they were going to buy supplies at the airport when they landed!! LOL! How freaking dumb can you be? What part of completely devastated infrastructure did they not understand? SMH

        • Mymy88

          Yup. Remember Tory Christman saying every time the volunteers came back from a “rescue mission”, she said the very first thing the church would say is “Did they get some good PR shots of the volunteers?”, or something like that. Tory said she thought that was awful and was that it was another one of those things that kind of got her looking around.

      • Lady Squash

        Perfect!

      • Unex Skcus

        ^ That account by an actual VM tells it straight! They’re much, much, worse than merely useless.

      • Baby

        Yep Obs.. That is always their MO.. Bullshitters.. Wait…….LIARS..

      • PickAnotherID

        They even gave away the water bags used as radiation shielding in the field emergency X-ray room in Haiti. Without asking first to boot.

      • Robert Hammond

        What a waste of space these VM’s are in a time of real need. Sad that all they do is go and suck the life out of places with their photo ops and BS interference. Real charities and emergency workers have real work to do, while these camera hogs get in the way with their photo bombs. Glad this group is on the way out for good. 2015 is the year of GoingClear – clearing the planet of Scientology!

    • Scientology has a press release (Disqus comment open):
      http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/05/p5495441/scientology-nepal-disaster-response-team-members-share-story-of-heartbr

      “We passed out over 100 meal packs to the village and left a small generator in the community center,” Savas wrote and added that they are planning to distribute 200 tents, 50 generators, and 5,000 meal packs over the next five days.

      I’m certain that they didn’t bring any of that stuff (lucky if they brought their own food) and they didn’t have any trucks. As usual, taking credit for handing out other people’s stuff, doing a job that could have been done better by Nepalese (who probably, you know, speak the language).

      • Observer

        I first saw the link as bazinga.com.

      • Baby

        Assholes..CONJob

      • PickAnotherID

        What I want to know is why they couldn’t contact the Nepal UN relief headquarters directly, since it’s in Nepal same as them. And they, along with the other NGO’s had to contact the UN folks when they first got in country so their actions, and communications, could be coordinated.

        There should have been no reason to involve a “VM coordinator” in LA, except to make it sound like some kind of super-duper, “We did the impossible”, communications effort. If they could contact LA, they should have been able to contact the UN folks directly. If this incident actually happened.

        Something about that story stinks to high heaven.

        • Mymy88

          I’m going to be sick.

    • Lady Squash

      Dear Allie, SCN will never reform. Because unlike LDS, SCN does not really care about helping. They care about the photo op. It stinks, but that’s the story. If they cared they could be as organized as LDS in a heartbeat. They don’t care. They are hypocrites. That’s who they are. Why should they reform?

    • Robert Hammond

      Many groups such as Red Cross, World Vision, OXFAM, Samaritan’s Purse, UNICEF, LDS, and Catholic Charities, etc. actually do provide real help to people in time of need. Even though all of those groups have their share of other issues, they really do offer food, medical, supplies, and rebuilding help as opposed to a few tokens, WTH booklets, and self-promoting photo ops.

    • PickAnotherID

      Based on past actions by the VM’s, more than likely those half bags of rice were supplied by someone else and the VM’s were just handing them out for the photo op.

  • MrsLurksALot
    • Frodis73

      Couple of them are gone already, yay!

    • Mark

      All gone in 10 minutes! HOORAY!!!

      • MrsLurksALot

        That’s what I am talking about! The Red X Crew has Super Powerz!

        • Mark

          Except in Dublin 🙁

          • MrsLurksALot

            Just enjoy the moment, Mark. 😉

            • Super Power Wogsie

              You guys are fast! I’m drinking wine. Cheers redx gang!

            • Mark

              I find great consolation in the thought that the Dublin mission must be costing Shortarse an absolute fortune in subsidies and legal fees 🙂

            • MrsLurksALot

              Hitting him where it hurts most: the coffers.

      • MrsLurksALot

        Actually, just double checked and several of the last on the list are still active. Arrrgggghhh!

        Keep flagging, folks!

    • The Dude

      It makes me sad that Boston is such a hotspot on $cio CL

  • Unex Skcus

    OT: “Scientology-funded Youth for Human Rights group strikes out with Canberra Cavalry baseball club” (Aus)
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-10/scientology-funded-group-strikes-out-with-canberra-cavalry/6458800
    Scilons are like a cancer.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      I hope this starts to happen more. Cut ties with their bullshit front groups people! Just a whiff of $cientology is toxic now.

      • Unex Skcus

        Agreed. In Aus though, I’m guessing that Co$ is not known by many, although awareness is gradually increasing.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          I am so happy about that too. The more awareness, the better.

          Good to see you. Hope all is well with you. 🙂

          • Unex Skcus

            Thanks Stephanie… broken leg mended well, although apparently I’ll be hobbling a little for the next year – takes a while at my age. Take care, Max.

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              Take good care of yourself. ; )

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Lyintology strikes again!

  • jazzlover

    Terrible Tommy’s plea to……………well, just about any female that moves:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Da9sc6YDBo

    • The Dude

      Good one. My favorite of theirs.

      Substitute LRH for god in the song. It fits any religion.

      F5

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo

      • jazzlover

        I already posted that. But I like your idea better 🙂

        Andy Partridge was the king of snark. XTC should have been bigger. They were guilty of the only thing a rock band can’t do, apparently — have major stage fright.

        • The Dude

          Primus does a kickass version of “Making Plans For Nigel”.

          • Baby

            Dude.. I miss your handsome Dude face.. ; /

            • The Dude

              Aww. Wazzup Babe? Howaya?

            • Baby

              Hi sweetie.. I cleaned all day.. and now I’m worried because my Fisherman hasn’t come home..

              He has never stayed out this late and I’m worried that he is stranded..He doesn’t drink or hang around the guys that much ( except at work and fishing..)

              Wait.. the dogs are barking.. fingers crossed..off to check..love baby

            • The Dude

              Keep me posted. Hope he is well.

            • Baby

              Shit not him.. I will.. I really am not one to worry.. but I have been with man for 11 years and he has never NOT called. Thanks Dude.. sigh

              ( and he ALWAYS comes home when the sun goes down when fishing)

            • The Dude

              Does he do inlet or ocean fishin’?

            • Baby

              He has places around the island that he goes to… and also takes off through the Gulf of Mexico.

              He is not a young man..he is almost 70 and the thought of him being out there is scary to me..

              If he comes whistling in the door he will sleep on the couch tonight.

              Another thing..He bought steaks to grill out tonight for dinner. So I know he was expecting to be home at dinner time.. sigh

            • Todd Tomorrow

              No cell, eh? Must be late and dark on that coast.

            • Baby

              It’s 10:30 and so dark Todd.. His son just called from Ohio and asked me where his dad was because he has been calling him since 4:30..

              I asked him if I should call the Coast Guard.. He laughed and said.. ” NOOOOOOO” .. but now he’s worried. His dad is so predictable.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Is he with a friend? Jesus, maybe you should call them but you know him best. If he is by himself I’d call. So sorry to hear you concerned and will send good thoughts your way.

            • Baby

              I don’t know ..He left for work today at 6:30am to go to the Marina and that is the last time I saw him..or heard from him. His phone goes right to Voice Mail.. Thank you

            • Todd Tomorrow

              You might as well call Baby. You can always sort things out later. Maybe they have a boat in the area or his boat needs help..

            • Baby

              I was just minutes away from calling Todd..thank you.. I just couldn’t sit still doing nothing..xo

            • bromo

              Baby, please update when you can.

            • Baby

              Thanks bromo..I just did.. I’m too old for this shit..I am never leaving him out of my sight again.

            • Midwest Sky

              I think Todd is right…call them. They are there to help

            • Baby

              Thanks Sky.. I am getting in my car right now and go around the island looking for his boat where he usually parks.. just to see what the hell is going on..

              See you guys soon.. xo love baby

            • The Dude

              He may have run out of gas. Or had engine trouble. Wishing for those steaks.

            • The Dude

              Changing back to my smiling face for you. Hope all turns out OK.

            • Midwest Sky

              Oh Baby, I hope your man is home. You have a gift for comforting others during their time of distress. Sending you a big hug!

            • Baby

              Oh sky.. thank you.. That was so nice of you to give me such a nice compliment.. He has got some ” Splainin ” to do.. errrrrrgh.. after I leap into his arms..

            • Midwest Sky

              And smother him in kisses

            • Baby

              absolutely.. xo I updated..xo

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I love Primus!

            • The Dude

              Sup T.T.? Tudo bom? Eu estou muito legal.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              OBA! Muito bom hoje à noite

            • The Dude

              Estamos viajando para o Brasil por um mês inteiro em agosto . Vamos viajar para Bonita MS . Paraguai e Bolívia. E muitas paradas no sul do Brasil para visitar a família .

            • Todd Tomorrow

              perfeito. Agosto é maravilhoso

        • The Dude
  • nottrue

    This will be Tony very soon…..

    • CK

      Will be reading poolside this summer, drink in hand.

    • Mymy88

      Oh man, I’m falling in love with Lawrence Wright. Somebody help me. lol. I’m too old for this sh**.

      • vicariousthrill

        I hear you. Just go with it.

        • Mymy88

          Noooooo, I am done with men! Well except for maybe… no no no, he’s married (Gibney)! NO, no more men! Only room for doggies in my heart. Like this one… (refresh)

          • Beth

            Awwwww. What a cutie pie. Is that your doggie for real 88?

            • Mymy88

              (refresh) No, not mine. My boys are below – they are litter mates.

              I’m pretty sure she was adopted last summer (Jess), from the shelter that took this pic. I sent them a message just now to make sure. I just like to hang on to adorable doggy pics I come across. I volunteer to help lost and found doggies and kitties get reunited with owners, so I see a heck of a lot of pics! Whoa! I was going to post a credit for the picture right away, but it took me a while to remember which shelter it was – doh! Here is some info about her that was posted a year ago by the shelter:

              $550 in SPONSORSHIP and Heartworm Treatment Covered for a 501c3 Rescue! ; Jess A464057 ; 4 Year old female
              51 lbs ; Heartworm Positive ; Hair loss- Skin Scrape Negative ; Mammary Tumor
              Shelter ad for Jesse:

              Jess is the sweetest pup you may ever meet. Her nickname is armadillo
              here because she has a naked tail and very thin hair. She is heartworm
              positive and she has had some labored breathing here. She also has a
              mammary tumor. She is very calm and loves attention. She is excellent on
              a leash. She wore this princess crown no problem, she knows she is
              special.

            • Beth

              88 I fell asleep not long after posting my question! ZZZZZZZ
              But Oh my – your babies are sooooooo cute! I haven’t had a dog in a long time – just kitties – but your pictures and shelter stories really make me want one (or 2 or 3 !) . Their faces are so dear. You just know they’d be your best friends for life. truly. I think there’s a rescue pup in my future :-))))))))))) Thanks for the awesome pics!

            • Mymy88

              Yes it’s true. They steal your heart away. I know you already know this, but I figure a reminder can’t hurt. When it comes time to say goodbye to them and time for them to cross the Rainbow Bridge, it’s one of the hardest things in life. Ugh, I even hate having to remind myself that. It’s just been on my mind a lot because I have a good friend that lost her dog a year ago and she is still devastated. But, you just can’t say no to those faces.

          • The Dude

            What a good pup!

          • Baby

            Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww such a cutie.. she looks like velvet..I’m used to my fur balls

            • Mymy88

              You folks want to hear a secret? Oh my gosh, this is pathetic lol. I sent a Facebook private message to Lawrence Wright BEGGING him to add me as a FB friend. Did he? No 🙁

          • vicariousthrill

            (gasp!) love!

      • Baby

        88 You are on your own.. I got my own shit going on.. ( JB)

        • bromo

          As long as you both steer clear of AG. 😉

          • Baby

            OHHH good taste bromo.. ha.. It took me a minute..He is quite handsome and very very intelligent.

            I love that in a man..

            • Mymy88

              Didn’t take me long lol.

          • Mymy88

            First thing that came to mind was AGP lol. But nah, I know who u be talkin about gurl!

        • Mymy88

          LOL LOL LOL! GIMMIE DATE JB!

          • Baby

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO .. You got LW greedy doggy

            • Mymy88

              I was just saying it for you… you know… to save you the trouble lol.

            • Baby

              Yeah Right.. Fast Coverup ..

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          John Brousseau? How dare you! I’m telling Mareka. 😉

          • Baby

            Hahahha well he does work with Burl wood eh?

      • TheMirrorThetan

        Not even putting me on the emeter could make me admit which male critic I have a crush on 🙂

        • Mymy88

          Ah c’mon, it’s just one of the most popular blogs on the internet, no one will see it. Who? Who? Who?

          • TheMirrorThetan

            Ok since no one else will read it I will give you a tiny hint.
            I have a distinct type: Dark Hair and Blue or Green eyes. LOL.

            • Mymy88

              Hmmm… thinking… stroking my beard… hmmm… I’ll get back to ya.

            • Mymy88

              Ohhhh I KNOW!!! He’s married!

            • TheMirrorThetan

              I don’t believe he is…

            • Mymy88

              OH crap! Not Marc Headley. Ugh… thinking again…

            • TheMirrorThetan

              Nah not Marc.

            • Mymy88

              Um… does he have a beard?

            • TheMirrorThetan

              Hmm. How can I answer that. Usually No. But lately he might be known as sporting a beard-like appearance.

            • Mymy88

              I SUCK at this. I give up or how about another clue?

            • Mymy88

              It better not be Lawrence Wright!

            • Mymy88

              Now you do know that Chris Shelton is married, right? lol

            • TheMirrorThetan

              Oh look there is something shiny over there…

            • Mymy88

              It is Chris! Now see? You threw me when you said you didn’t think he was married. Aw hell, they are all handsome. What can I tell ya?

            • TheMirrorThetan

              That’s why I used the words “didn’t believe” Its not like I keep a score card on whose who with who. LOL.

            • Mymy88

              Very sneaky. Well, don’t worry. I won’t share your secret.

            • TheMirrorThetan

              Ok. Its just between us. 🙂

            • Mymy88

              You bet. If it comes back around, it wasn’t me!

  • Dave In Ajax

    book has been ordered , a copy should be in Canada by Friday, expedited shipping would have cost 24 bucks to Canada…ouch

    • CK

      Get it on Kindle, perhaps? I remember ordering two Meshuggah CDs online from this kid in Toronto; he bitched at me that he had to pay the extra shipping and postage because I live in Los Angeles. Tough break, buddy.

  • Unex Skcus

    OT: “Melbourne drug rehab centre fined for misleading claims its detox programs can completely cure drug addiction
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-11/scientology-drug-rehabilitation-centre-fined-for-misleading/6459716

    This is on several major Aussie news services, yay!

    • PickAnotherID

      Now if only the USofA would get a clue and start doing the same thing.

    • Yes! This is how it’s done!!

      Keep those complaints about the lies in the ads coming in, some of the authorities do have a clue.

  • jazzlover
    • The Dude

      Awesome!

    • The Dude

      Love that album. You are bringing me back to good times. Thanks. “Things we did on grass” was a good one too.

      • jazzlover

        Can we make them the “anti-scifi” band?

        • The Dude

          Sounds Great to me. We should find Andy on FB and ask him. I’ll bet the farm he would say yes. He is a cool guy.

  • Dibythesea

    I have ordered 3 copies of Tony’s book and 1 is going to my local library!
    I hope to get 1 of them signed by Tony!

    • Baby

      Fabulous Diby! Good for you.. Perfect place to donate..

  • jazzlover
  • aquaclara

    I am so excited that my books are coming next week. Congratulations, Tony. You researched and wrote an entire book, got it published, and now, well, we are all so excited. It’s like two months of Bunker in one book. Now, what did we do in the year it took to write? We commented and ate popcorn, tacos and caek. Please tell me you have another book in you.

    I sent the word out to people I know. Now, if that wonderful Sandy bookstore were still in Clearwater….but damn cult destruction aside, let’s work on Haslams. They are in St Pete and are easily one of the best bookstores (complete with a kitty cat at the register) around.

    May is dedicated to Tony and Paulette.

  • outraged

    Maybe he hasn’t really changed all that much.

    • Eclipse-girl

      His jawline has changed.
      The recent photos make the face look puffier than usual.

      The thing about that puffiness is that people peculated it was die to plastic surgery. normally that puffiness abates after six months. It has not gone away. it is his new new look

      • jazzlover

        I think he must be puttin’ in some late nights reviewing all those “my next wife” videos.

        • Robert Eckert
          • EnthralledObserver

            lol

          • jazzlover

            I bet he picks K$sha

            • outraged

              nope. Miley. He needs a wrecking ball.

            • Mymy88

              Not for all the bleach in the world!

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Fucking hilarious!

      • outraged

        yeah, his face is all that HAS changed.
        Tom has the same secretive ‘you don’t really have any IDEA who you are dealing with” look in his eye now. Kind of sad in a way. Everybody ends up sticking with their personality at a certain age. Tom will always be a young wary boy.

        • aquaclara

          Tom is a creepy, seriously controlling adult with a cult ( and women) problem. His learning years are over; deeply ingrained narcissism prevents him from growing or learning to appreciate others.

          • L. Ron Hoover

            Could just as easily say that about Elron or Little Davey and still be on the money.

            • aquaclara

              Good point- I hadn’t thought of that. Creepy times deux. Ugh.

          • outraged

            INteresting how Scientology attracts those creepy seriously controlling narcissistic adults who have no empathy.

            • Eclipse-girl

              Scientology makes narcissists.
              I don’t believe that everyone who joined up was a narcissist. I do believe going through all the indoctrinations changes their personality and makes the individual a narcissist.

          • Mymy88

            Hey, that’s kind of catchy – adult with a cult… assault of a cult on adult… assault on adult of a cult, no doubt, with an audit in a vault… oh gosh, this is getting deep…

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Do you think she is following Jenner into a life as a new gender? Lets face it he hasn’t had luck as a male dating women! I realize he’d have to be born that way, however, it’s possible.

        • Baby

          Nah..He would be down tone..

        • outraged

          For what it’s worth, Tom Cruise is gay.
          We all know Scientology is homophobic.
          Put those two together and mix in a bowl and you get Will Smith, John Travolta.
          In the closet but out gay men with very screwed up gender issues.

          Mr. Jenner is COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
          This man KNOWs eats sleeps gender, he talks gender, he has not lied to himself for all these years.
          He told his first wives he was female.
          He stood in the face of his current man eating wife and told her.
          There is NO comparison.
          Bruce Jenner would eat Mrs. Travolta, otherwise known as KP, for breakfast.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I agree, I was just trying to be cheeky. But Tony, said Cruise isn’t gay but Travolta, the cult has the goods on. I’ve heard Tom did some extra work to get his first role in, Endless Love by sleeping with the director but that would just be work, eh? Sadly most of his work on the movie ended up on the cutting room floor and I don’t think he was even on the credits.

        • Eclipse-girl

          I think Tom is oriented toward females.

          If you had asked me back in (?) 1976 if Bruce was transgender, I and most others would have said no.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I read an article that interviewed his second wife. He was taking hormones back then and his little boys asked why Daddy had boobs. I truly hope he finds happiness as the suicide rate even post-op is really high. I’ve known two trans- gendered people and one I’ve never even seen as a man. The other one had everything done and still isn’t happy despite having a loaded husband who loves her. I watched the doc, Becoming Chaz and it was strangely disturbing, so much so that I couldn’t sleep the entire night. It just looks to be so hard and the hormones give you intense mood swings. It practically destroyed her relationship and her mother wouldn’t visit in the hospital. Chaz, was on Howard Stern and seems much better now and I can only hope the same for Bruce! And on top of that killing an innocent person because you were”spaced out,driving” has to be too much.

            • Eclipse-girl

              There are some enlightened families there are allowing their kids to be the gender their brain identifies with at very young ages, pre puberty.
              I think how well those individuals survive in this world will become a source for future psychological and sociological studies.

      • MrsLurksALot

        I keep saying it, but I think it is all due to bad fillers. His face looks kinda chunky in spots now. Like hardened bits of poorly placed fillers. Tiny cob’s face has a similar look. I wonder if his plastic surgeon is Sci? If so, I bet they are in the hole.

        • Eclipse-girl

          I thought it was Poison Ivy or Bury who speculated the the plastic surgeon may be from Brazil.

          I am not one for surgery or botox or filler or any of that stuff. I want to think I earned my wrinkles. I am of the belief that people who appear to have aged naturally look better than those who had their faces ironed out, and tightened.
          But that is only my opinion.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I’ve seen surgeons do wonders to children that have been badly burned in accidents. I was on a plane to France and set next to a plastic surgeon. After a few drinks he told me that i could benefit from a,’tiny’ chin implant. I was 28 and just sort of laughed it off. Fast forward nine years and I met another plastic surgeon and sure enough he said the same thing. I never considered it, yet a couple of times I have wondered if it would have made some sort of difference. But something about the words elective and surgery do not go together!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Frankly… this kind of thing pisses me off – who the hell are those berks to tell you your chin isn’t fine? Who are they to define beauty/good looks?

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I know and it’s not like I had the money to pay them. I ended up meeting up with the first Dr. and going to dinner with him and his daughter. He was a handsome guy but that looked around 37 but had to be at least ten years older by my guesstimation. We went to the casinos later that night and he was going after girls close to his daughter’s age. It was so creepy I hopped in a cab and left. But what was weird is he was getting those girls and in the dim light I doubt they knew how old he was. They were too young to even make proper decisions for themselves, let alone being manipulated into breast augmentation.

            • Mymy88

              I bet Pisscavige ordered Tom exactly what quacks, errr, I mean surgeon(s) to use and exactly what to have done and wanted Tom’s face to be fucked up on purpose. Because if you ask me, Tom Cruise does not look a damn thing like Tom Cruise and to me, he is no longer drop dead gorgeous or any kind of gorgeous. I’m not sure about this… but it kind of looks like he’s been just a tad feminized. I’ll have took look closer the next time I see a photo of him.

            • Eclipse-girl

              I met the spouse of one plastic surgeon who came into medicine after done a fine art degree, rather than the usual pre med degree.

              I think good plastic surgeon have an “eye” for what would make a person more “beautiful'” That is what they do.

              I agree with you though. Surgery is surgery and has inherent risks. I would not consider it, but I do not make a living by being “beautiful.”

          • Vaquera

            Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, Brazilian, considered a founding father of plastic surgery.

          • MrsLurksALot

            ITA with your opinion. It amazes me celebs think this pulled, pinched and plumped look is a good thing.

    • Harmless Weirdo

      I think he’s had cheek augmentation. He does suddenly look more jowly, but there’s something odd about the middle of his face, and I think that’s why. That, and lots of Botox.

      And yet in spite of it (or perhaps because of it), he suddenly looks older. He always looked pretty good, but all of a sudden in recent pics I see age catching up with him fast–even though he’s not saggy and wrinkly, I can see the old man he’s becoming, lurking below the surface (if that makes any sense at all).

  • Robert Hammond

    Check out this conversation between a Scientologist and a skeptic. This is from a few years ago, but really does disclose the mindset of someone who is totally convinced they have all the answers. Further down on the same page are some interesting articles about Narconon. http://skepdic.com/comments/dianeticcom.html

    • The Dude

      There is no one more stubborn than “True Believer”.
      Of any denomination.

      • Robert Hammond

        I know the feeling. I’ve been a True Believer before and could not see past my own (what I had been taught) BS (belief system). It is hard admitting you are wrong when you are so convinced that you have the ultimate truth. I appreciate sites like Underground Bunker, Skeptics Dictionary and Science Based Medicine, etc. to help see and understand other perspectives.

        • The Dude

          Voltaire had a wonderfully witty book about anti-religion called “Dictionnaire philosophique”. Very good read.

    • jazzlover

      I believe Lennon talked about how to avoid becoming a TB here:

      God is a concept
      By which we measure
      Our pain
      I’ll say it again
      God is a concept
      By which we measure
      Our pain

      I don’t believe in magic
      I don’t believe in I-Ching
      I don’t believe in Bible
      I don’t believe in tarot
      I don’t believe in Hitler
      I don’t believe in Jesus
      I don’t believe in Kennedy
      I don’t believe in Buddha
      I don’t believe in mantra
      I don’t believe in Gita
      I don’t believe in yoga
      I don’t believe in kings
      I don’t believe in Elvis
      I don’t believe in Zimmerman
      I don’t believe in Beatles
      I just believe in me
      Yoko and me
      And that’s reality

      John Lennon – “God”

      • outraged
        • jazzlover

          Where u been? That’s already been posted twice here 🙂

          But yes, a little bit of a good mixture of curiosity and jade is an effective buffer.

          • outraged

            not easy to read all the comments anymore.
            guess that’s a good thing.

    • bromo

      Thanks for the link. I found it interesting that he published his convo with John Wood back in the 90’s. I wonder if it is the same John Alex Wood that tweets all the pro scientology bs that I and others encounter on the regular on Twitter.

  • bromo

    I will be ordering 2 copies on Wed (payday lol.) One on my kindle for me to be able to actually read and one to hold in my hand to see the actual book then lend it to my kids(or others) to read. This is such an exciting time. Another good book to read, it is Tony’s, it is about Paulette and will put another nail in the coffin of scientology.

    • The Dude

      I have 3 friends I am going to give them to. Can’t wait. Going to a friend’s house tomorrow to watch GC with him and his 17 yr old. He wants him to watch and I will give play-by-play.

      • Baby

        I know who your other friend is Dude ( the stroke victim who is doing great, back to playing and needs to lose weight..).. Wow you are just spreading the word..

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Creepy baby stalker is creepy.

          • beauty for ashes

            And that from a Lron butt plug?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Hey, I get enough of that from Baby. Newbs must always wonder WTH are they talking about when you all mention my avi.

            • Mymy88

              No, what a newb wonders is WTH you are talking about, when one of the very fist times they post here, you (L. Wrong) say to them “Are you Baby with a different sock on?”

              I didn’t know what a sock was and I didn’t know what was, or who was Baby. If you look at it from my perspective, you can see why I did not answer you until the next day. I had to think long and hard about it lol. My conclusion was waaaaay off. Way off. But at least I came up with something lol.

            • The Dude

              You mean you are not Baby in a different sock? LOL. Just kidding.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              OK, fair enough. That’s fuuuuuuny.

          • Baby

            Remember that Buddy… always be lookin over your shoulder..

        • The Dude

          Just means she pays attention.

          • Baby

            Yep.. Ask any man who has been with me Dude..

            I have a VERY VERY LONG memory!

            OH you got your handsome face back..yay Thank you.. Just left an update on my saga

      • bromo

        looking forward to your recap of the viewing. I would love to be able to just buy a bunch of them and stand on the street next to the body routers and hand them out as freely as they do with their propaganda that seems to litter the sidewalks in videos I have seen. Bet most folks would actually take the book home and read it as opposed to throwing it down on the street. I love a good fantasy dream and if I win the lottery soon, I may do just that. 🙂

  • The Dude

    666 comments.oooooooooo

    • outraged

      now it’s 667. heh.

      • The Dude

        Aww

  • thetastic

    Yay! Book ordered! I can’t wait!

  • Ardent

    Why did I know Scientology’s foray into Nepal would be a typical SNAFU?

    • CK

      Heaven forbid they provide food, water or basic essentials to the people affected in the earthquake . . . no, let’s give them Dianetics instead!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        But they can keep warm by burning dianetics and well it works as toilet paper in a pinch.

      • Mockingbird

        You can postulate all of that stuff silly willy ! Oooooooooooowie oooooooooooowie we believe ! Oooooooooooowie oooooooooooowie we believe !

        • Mymy88

          Hooooooooooeeeeeeeeyyyyyy feedin time! Beans and rice. Come and get it, mmm!

          • Mockingbird

            We are lucky enough to get fed today !!!

    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      Called it.

    • PickAnotherID

      SNAFU – $cientology Never Assists, Forever Usless

    • The Dude

      That guy is fucked. DM won’t help. Unless it gets to mainstream media. Enough people talking will make him try to avoid the footbullet. I hope.

  • aquaclara

    If your comments are set on “newest”, take a moment and reset to best. Sid’s note about Mother’s Day and disconnection is not to be missed. Send them your hugs.

    This is why.

  • CK

    Was Narconon designed solely to recruit non-Scilon drug addicts into the ever dwindling cult? It’s weird to have a supposed drug rehabilitation org for a movement so incredibly anti-drug.

    • Eclipse-girl

      I do not know the detail of when Narconon started.
      I believe it started before the death of Ronnie.
      I think it was meant as a recruitment program. Any family who was willing to spend thousands of dollars for rehab of a love done could probably continue to be tapped for money,

      • Todd Tomorrow

  • Eclipse-girl

    I wish every mother a happy mothers day.
    I know there are some fathers who step and fill in that role for their children – so happy parents day to you too.

    Good night to all of you.

    • Super Power Wogsie

      Gnite EG!

    • The Dude

      And to all the Moms that can’t hug their kids because of $cio. My heart goes out to them.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        And to all those little clam shits that write KR’s, on their mother’s you need help! See article below.

        • The Dude

          Like Nazi Youth. Turn in your parents for the good of the Fatherland.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Damn, I’m worried about Baby’s old man. I don’t know much about the water down there, just that they live on an Island. Hopefully, he just ran out of alcool.

            • The Dude

              Me too. Fla can be a bit dangerous at times.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Off topic a bit but I read an article that the FL, Coast Guard was going to start charging for rescue work. People would go out on their yacht’s and run out of liquor and go into DT’s often complete with seizures. They’d have to be airlifted to hospitals so the guy said it made more sense to drop a case of vodka/scotch to them. Not only did it free them up for real emergency’s but the rescue work was dangerous to the crew. I looked for the article but it must be on my old computer. It was funny but serious at the same time. One wealthy dude in his mid 50’s actually died from running out of booze, while his wife and kid’s weren’t allowed to call the Coast Guard.

            • Mymy88

              Yep, make EVERYONE pay, for jerks’ follies. The way of the USA. I’m so sick and tired of that crap.

            • ReallyMGM

              Worried too. Hope she hears from him soon.

            • The Dude

              The islands out there are all connected by bridges.

            • Midwest Sky

              Hi Todd…I’ve been a daily lurking since Tony’s VV days and rarely comment. Never really felt the need with all the incredible insight, compassion, intelligence and humor that abounds in this community! I’m worried about Baby too. Just sending out positive thoughts

            • The Dude

              Hello MSky. I was around in the VV days too. came into the fold here a couple of years ago.
              Super worried about Mr.Baby

            • Midwest Sky

              Hello Dude. I have enjoyed your music selections and comments. Very kind of you to change your avi for Baby. Hope we hear from Baby soon and that her man is safe in her arms

            • The Dude

              I hope he is well and has to sleep on the couch like she said.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Thanks, I’m not religious but I sure can try to send her good thoughts and picture a good outcome. For someone who left at 6:30am and hasn’t come home, even though they left steaks out is fishy. Especially since it isn’t like him. She jabs at him but you can tell they have a great family together.

            • The Dude

              She loves him. I would be out of my mind.

            • Midwest Sky

              I’m right there with you. I’ve worked with search and rescue teams including the Coast Guard. Incredible what those folks will do to locate someone. Baby is smart, wise and tough…. She’ll get people moving to find him. So glad you brought up calling in the help. Ok, I have to say it. I ordered 2 Miss Lovely books and the ebook. I’m so excited……..

            • Todd Tomorrow

              Hah, I got three thus far, too. But I have a reading addiction. I’ll pick up a book and read until the sun comes up or my eyes start bleeding. Amazon says mine will be here Tuesday, around noon. Tempted to call in well and take my hounds to the park and read outside. Supposed to be a beautiful day!

            • Mymy88

              me too

          • Mockingbird

            No more Heil Hubbard .

        • The Dude

          F5

      • Eclipse-girl

        That is a given.

  • aquaclara

    Just parking this here. Ryan Hamilton. #28. Not just one case, or two. 28. Stunning facts. My heart goes out to every family who has suffered under Narconin’s swindles. Thank heavens there is a lawyer who will stand up and take names.

    Did we EVER think we would see this? Way to go, Ryan.

    And to David Keesling for the big ass NN suit.

    Stunning work. You guys rock.

  • pamphlet#1

    WooHoo – got my copy ordered (I’m still a sucker for real books).

    “Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262 in Books” – not bad going for the first day 🙂
    Been busy for a while now, so haven’t been able to keep up with the comment threads, although still managing to read the blog even if it is late in the day.
    (sorry if this has been asked and answered)
    Tony – the book tour isn’t coming anywhere near me. How do those of us who are going to miss out on the tour get you to scribble in a copy for us?

    • Tony Ortega

      Come to New York. Everyone else does.

      • pamphlet#1

        I’d love to, only this year we are all booked up for a trip to europe for an 80th birthday and to introduce a grandmother to grandchild for the first time.

      • Mockingbird

        It is a long walk for some of us…It is hard to afford any other mode of transportation for folks on Sea Org and class V no pay programs. And some of us won’t get on DC-8s after last time…and it is hard to get a CSW approved to take a leave to go buy THIS book.I have known several Scientologists who have said ” I cannot see why you would ever read anything that is not by Ron Hubbard ” .

        • Super Power Wogsie

          It is a long walk and I can’t stand airplane rides….uuugh. good grief. Someone invent a teleportation device already !!

          • Mymy88

            You too? I’m worse. I’ll never ever set foot on an airplane again. I gurantee you. If I went to New York, it would be by train, no problem. Of course, you know how irony works, that’s when the train would go off the track and I’d be the only one killed lol. I can be sooo negative sometimes lol.

            • Super Power Wogsie

              I used to drive back and forth to visit my parents in Norcal all the time. People were like “Why don’t you take a pl…” and I would say “Because I don’t want too okay!!!” lol.

            • Mymy88

              When I tell people, I no longer fly, they always look at me like oh my god, what a backwoods bumpkin. I just tell them, “Well YOU WATCH all 74 episodes of National Geographic channels’ ‘Air Disasters’, all in a row on YouTube, and then get back to me!!!!

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I watch them all but I love to fly all over the world all of the time. The last two years are the first I haven’t flown over 60,000 miles a year in 16 years. And prior to that I flew sometimes more. Your more likely to die from the food on a plane than in an airplane accident. I have favorite aircraft and know which seats numbers are my favorite on different planes.

            • Mymy88

              Try again. No don’t. It will be a huge waste of your time. Not for 10 million dollars! Only if it was to save someone’s (someone worthy) life, and even then I’d insist… how to they phrase that… I’d insist on being put into a medically induced coma. That’s it! That’s the deal, on the table. Take it or leave it. You can have your 60 million air miles and your jet lag too. More power to you. Fly the friendly skies. All over the world? Gah! My heart rate when up a little bit on the stress rector scale, when I read that part.

          • Mockingbird

            Just recall how the psychlos did it !

            • Mymy88

              Exteriorization? Whew, first time I ever typed that word. My fingers were screaming, no no NOOOooooo, we can’t do that combination of letters. We’ve never done that before EVER!

            • Mockingbird

              Exteriorization is actually depersonalization – a form of dissociation . I was referring to the teleportation technology used by the aliens in the novel Battlefield Earth.

      • Ella Raitch

        I’ll take the next tramp steamer from Fremantle.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Actually sounds dangerous and glamorous at the same time. Your trunks adorned with stickers from hotels from Belize to Egypt.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Still think you should set up on some $cion, “easement” in LA and set up your own book table. You have lots of friendly people like Torry, who’d love to help you keep track of your till. I’ve always wanted to ride around on a bike in a circle dressed like a rent a cop!

        • Super Power Wogsie

          “I’ve always wanted to ride around on a bike in a circle dressed like a rent a cop!”

          Haha! I would pay to see that!

          • Todd Tomorrow

            You’d be great at doing some reverse body routing;” You don’t really want to take a stupid personality test from those guys dressed up like they work in a steak house.” “Come on over here and meet Tony Ortega, who is selling his brand new book exposing the truth of the largest evil cult in The United States.”

            • Super Power Wogsie

              Certainly! The wog life is the best life, and there is much better woo out there for for the seekers like QiGong and Kundalini Yoga…much cheaper too.

            • Mymy88

              The ONLY time I ever went into a scien center (my bro talked me into it), it looked kind of like a book store. The guy comes up to me and says, “Do you have any problems you would like to work on? We have tons of books with helpful info.”

              I had already browsed through the books and knew for sure it was a bunch of cheesy BS (long story on how I knew). I tell him, “Yeah, every time I try to read a book, I fall asleep within minutes. It’s just horrible.” He looks at me ready to blah blah out his spiel, but he has this little hesitative expression on his face, then of course he goes crashing into it “Yes, yes, we can definitely help you with that.” I was thinking, oh man, you are the worst sales man ever and I got away from him and was ready to go! Out the door! I told my brother. Let’s go.

        • L. Ron Hoover

          [Wondering aloud to myself]…Once Going Clear drops on DVD would it be possible to get a wholesale/bulk rate? Then, hand out copies in front of said $cion easement and enjoy watching the clams flip out.

  • screwsci

    “The Unbreakable Miss Lovely” has been ordered…can hardly wait for it to appear on my iPad!

  • Baby

    OK.. Update.. My husband just walked in the door.. Exhausted and hungry.. He and his friend went fishing after work and both left their phones behind..

    They had boat trouble and had to be assisted back to shore. Just wanted to let you guys know.

    Sigh.. ” The Old Man and the Sea..” ( thank you for your concern..I was so scared..and the first thing I did was come here to be with friends..)

    • Mymy88

      Whew, thank goodness. I’m very glad to hear he’s okay.

    • Newiga

      I’m very glad to hear your hubby is OK. xxoo

      • Baby

        Thank you New.. I am finally breathing again..

    • The Dude

      Thank Xenu! I told you! Engine trouble. Glad he is well.

      • Baby

        Yep.. and it wasn’t his boat it was his partner’s boat..

        He is really fussy about his boat and makes sure everything is water ready each time..

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Boats are always a pain in the ass. No matter how much you spend or don’t spend they always have issues.

          • Baby

            I know he is always fixing..spending.. fixing..messin..

            One secret in our house.. I never ask how much he has spent on his boat..

            As long as I can have my doggies I am good to go.

            ( He works at the Marina for his boat..ha)

          • bromo

            Yes,yes, yes. Late hubby always said our boats were just holes in the water where we threw money. But they were a fun hole, of course.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Thank goodness! Now smack him for us.

      • Baby

        I only save my smacks for you Buddy.. He is eating a Mixing Bowl of Cereal right now.. Starved.

        • Mymy88

          Snort! You do that lol.

          • Baby

            Yep.. He is a smart ass, and I am always ready for him.

            He is my buddy.. We’ve palled around in real life so I got his number.

            • Mymy88

              Don’t give him mine! (kidding L. Wrong, if you see this)

    • Donna Cline Sargent

      Thank you for letting us know. saw what was going on awhile ago. said a prayer for you and Mr. Baby. so glad he is safe.

      • Baby

        Oh Donna.. Thank you..Yep I was praying long and hard.. and crying after I saw his truck at Midnight.. just sitting there without him.

        • Donna Cline Sargent

          how awful ! hopefully he won’t forget his phone again.

          • Baby

            I am going to attach his phone to his head with a headband when he leaves again.

        • Mymy88

          I’m sorry, how awful. No one wants to see that happen (you crying) 🙁

          • Baby

            sigh.. thanks honey.. But it could have been worse..

            He could have been in his truck at midnight making out with a woman..bawwwwwhahhaa

    • EnthralledObserver

      Oh – drama – I missed it. And it seems it all turned out fine without my worry added to yours. Whew, thank Xenu! 🙂

      • Baby

        When I went out to the docks and saw his truck sitting there I knew he was in trouble EO.. Thank Xenu is right..

    • Todd Tomorrow

      A fucking men. I was worried out of my mind and I don’t know him. But go easy on him as he is OK and that’s what counts!

      • Super Power Wogsie

        Go easy on him !??!!!!??

        • EnthralledObserver

          That’s what I was thinking… nope, clip that ratbag across the back of his head for causing Baby to worry!

          • Baby

            I wait until tomorrow..hahahaha.. He looks like he never wants to go out in the water again..

            • EnthralledObserver

              Tomorrow will be okay… it’ll still be fresh, but not haunting. :p

        • Baby

          I did I promise.. Poor guy.. I just love him and was envisioning my life without him.. My heart stopped beating for awhile ..

          • Super Power Wogsie

            No No No! You make him something to eat, rub his feet then SLAP!!! Glad he is okay Baby. : )

            • Mymy88

              Snort! Stop that Wogsie!

            • Baby

              Hahahhahaha .. I babied him and tucked him in.. All he wanted was a mixing bowl of cereal.

              The dogs were absolutely frantic.. they kept running to the door for their daddy..

              Thanks Wogs..

      • Baby

        Thank you Todd.. I absolutely did.. Poor guy looked like he had been through the wringer and his hand was cut up from messing with the boat..

        Not having a phone was absolutely freaky..He carries it everywhere and so does his fishing buddy..

        • Mymy88

          Nope, not freaky. Irony.

          • Baby

            Yes.. Irony is a good word. The one day that he didn’t have it.. errrrrrrgh

            and he always picks up on the first ring..so when it went to Voice Mail I knew that something was wrong.

    • Robert Eckert

      A likely story!

      • Lol! I’d usually agree with you, but from her stories, Baby’s hubby sounds like such a “Steady Neddy”
        XD

      • Baby

        hahahha I will buy it once.

    • Midwest Sky

      Yipppppeeee! Jumping up and down. Baby I’ve been lurking since VV days and I rarely comment. I was just worried for you. I must take this chance to thank you for all your beautiful artwork. They calm my heart on those days I want to scream because of this sick, cruel organization.

      • Baby

        Sky.. I didn’t think I recognized you..Welcome.. What a sweetheart you are..

        I was just beside myself..thank you so very much for caring about me..Oh such wonderful compliment about my art.

        I am so glad that I can share them with everyone. I was so stressed out promoting 5 online shops and galleries..

        It’s great knowing that I can just share without worrying about anything else. They just sit in my computer so it works out perfectly.

        Yes.. I have screamed and cried..and laughed at the absurdity associated with this dangerous cult.

        I am so happy you are with us.. I lived in the Midwest ( Ohio) ..You guys have great weather now.. Yay

    • Yay! I love a happy resolution!

      • Baby

        I know.. OMG.. That is the first time that I thought he was in trouble.

        And I wasn’t there.. sigh..xo

    • ReallyMGM

      Yeah!!!!! Bunches waiting on him. Caring group.

      • Baby

        MGM… Have I welcomed you yet? I love your avi..aw sweet kitteh..

        Thank you so much.. This bunch..( That you part of) is the absolute best.. I can’t imagine my life without them.

        Edit.. Welcome.. I was gone for awhile and I have missed newbies..

        • ReallyMGM

          Thank you! Years from now ya’ll will remember “that time you almost called the Coast Guard.”
          Kitteh…Lillyboo…is my first feline in 20 years (long break)& shares us with 2 miniature poodles. She is still a youngster, very playful and makes me smile. My reason for owning pets!
          Yeah, the caring is strong in this group. Lots of it.

    • Allie

      Baby, I’m sooooo happy to hear that your hubby and his friend are safe and sound and back
      in your arms. You had reason to worry. Now give him lots of smooches.

      • Baby

        Oh Allie.. Thank you so much.. I did I did.. and the dogs are snuggling with him now.. xo

    • lmnop

      That’s the nice thing about reading the comments newest first, sometimes you get the happy ending first of what was once bad news. Glad everything is ok for you and yours.

      • Baby

        Thanks bee.. He is snoring with the doggies..He just passed out. Poor guy..

    • Frodis73

      Baby-So glad everything is okay! I’m glad the Bunker was here to hold your hand. {{Hugs}}

      • Baby

        Thanks doggie.. I know..Isn’t it funny..I have no family near me so..

        Yep you guys did hold my hand while I tried to not think about the worst case scenario ..

    • TheMirrorThetan

      I’m glad that they are OK.
      Although I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to give hubby a touch assist upside the head for making you worry like that 🙂

      • Baby

        Hahahahha .. I know.. I’ll wait.. He’s too tired to feel it.. ha

        Thanks Pook..

    • Eclipse-girl

      I know it is hours later.
      I am glad they are safe.

      • Baby

        Thank you E.. I am too.. I really, really am..

    • bromo

      Found it! Glad it was not something tragic and that everyone is safe and sound, if tired and maybe a bit sunburned from too long floating around out there.

      • Baby

        Oh bromo..He was so sunburned.. He forgot his sunscreen too…errrrrrrgh..

        He didn’t forget it actually..My daughter stole it last week from his boat and forgot to give it back.. OOPS

  • The Dude

    I can sleep now.
    Babe.
    Go hug your Man. Feed him and be happy.
    Love you guys!
    G’Night!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Caio!

      • The Dude

        Bem Noite.

    • Baby

      Awwwwwwwwww thanks honey.. xoxo Had I not seen you when I came in I might not have shared..You guys handled me perfectly..thanks Dude..

  • ComeToPresentTime

    Just saw a Scientology commercial on CBS during The Good Wife, it had the fancy new E-Meter in it and the VO mentioned combining the practicality of science with the wisdom of religion… (“Practicality” may not have been the word, but everything else is right).. They’re really advertising aggressively these days, I wonder how much their usual whales are being asked to increase their donations to.

    • Robert Eckert

      Combining the emotionlessness of science with the disregard for facts of religion.

      • MostEthicalPimp

        Thank you for explaining that to me now their motto finally makes sense. Did you have to clay demo it?

    • Mymy88

      Where the heck do you live? I’ve never heard of such an absurdity – an e-meter commercial? Are you kidding me?

      • ComeToPresentTime

        It wasn’t an ad just for the e-meter, but it was shown in unusual detail in closeups.

        And yes this was on CBS 2 in Los Angeles.

        • Mymy88

          Wha???? I just cannot get a grip on that concept… a commercial for an e-meter? in LA? Does this happen often, like I hear the earthquakes do out there?

          • ComeToPresentTime

            It was a commercial for Scientology, pretty similar to the others. The e-meter wasn’t talked about, just shown.

            • Mymy88

              Wait.. first I thought you said “the e-meter wasn’t shown, just talked about”, and I thought okay, that totally makes sense – it’s gentler and makes it mysterious… but when I realized I had gotten it backwards… FOR GOD’S SAKE!

              Oh, but right. It’s for the people in. But anybody else, you just know they are looking at that thing and thinking WTF??? Sex toy? No, it has a meter. Massage gadget with optional heating? No, it has a meter. Oh! Some kind of thing you need when working under the hood of your car! Like you put one can up in the exhaust and I’m not sure about the other one, but I’m sure that’s what it is lol.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        They throw those in sometimes. Seems like it would scare people away but in the scope of things they are just for Bob Duggan to see once in awhile.

        • Mymy88

          I hope to the gods I never see a commercial like that, as (can’t remember who it was here) said… my jaw would hit the floor, and then roll under the couch lol.

      • Super Power Wogsie

        Ghostbuster machine 8.0

        • Mymy88

          LMAO!!!

      • Tony Ortega

        It’s from 2014. It was in the Super Bowl that year. They’re still playing it.

        http://tonyortega.org/2014/01/11/yes-that-was-a-scientology-ad-you-saw-during-the-football-game-we-told-you-it-was-coming/

  • Whoknew

    Is there a way to send money to the poor journalist who is coughing and not eating and stranded??

    • Todd Tomorrow

      i have over a million frequent flyer miles i’d be happy to donate some to help him get home.

  • Ordered the paperback to go with the Kindle copy. How very exciting 😀

  • I just think releasing book earlier like that is very impolite towards the OSA.
    Congrats, Tony!

    • Super Power Wogsie

      and a Very Very Well Done : )

    • Frodis73

      Ha! Screw ’em. You know they are scrambling around at Int Base trying to find somebody that knows how to use the net so they can order a copy for the Asthmatic Dwarf.

      • He is probably reading it, as we speak.

        • Super Power Wogsie

          I hope his veins are popping out of his head.

          • That’s harsh. It was all Hubbard’s shenanigans, Dave never did anything wrong. You see..

            • Mymy88

              Oh, it must be opposite day, extreme opposite day.

          • Baby

            How could you tell?

            • Super Power Wogsie

              I just assume and visualize that he is shitting in his pants

            • Baby

              I hope I never get the chance to ever see him without his Make up on again..

              that was some scary shit.

            • Wha?.. Elaborate please!

            • Baby

              That picture that was taken of him that was like a sound check or something before an Ideal Org opening..

              Shit I don’t know where I can find it..You have seen it right Do?

            • In Australia? I thought you mean you saw him in real life.

            • Baby

              Yes..Australia.. EWWWWWWW Dodo Gross

  • Hamtaro

    In overall Amazon rank, today Tony was as low as #282 but as high as #213. That’s damn good.
    As a comparison, Going Clear is #2120 today in overall Amazon rankings.
    Of course, he is #1 in Scientology books today….and #1 in our hearts always.

    • Frodis73

      So exciting to finally see that. I’m so thrilled for TO and can’t wait to read it.

    • Baby

      Ham..that is fabulous.. damn the announcement just came out 19 hrs ago.. Yay

  • Sydjazz

    Waiting for my pre order

  • Just ordered my paperback copy. Paid extra for 2-day shipping, so I can get it before Thursday 2pm.

    • Baby

      Oh shit Dodo I should have done that.. poop

      • No big deal, I just like the irony of it, Baby. 😉

        • Baby

          I know.. I love it..

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Strange, i got two day shipping from Amazon six hours ago and mine will be here Tues.

  • Jack99

    So, who’s doing the audio version of the book? How about that woman from the freedom videos? Ah, such a lovely voice…

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I’ve always imagine that is what Karin K-pow sounds like!

      • Jack99

        It could be called the Like nails on a chalkboard version. There would be a competition to see who could stand listening to it the longest.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          What a nightmare if she was your mother talking trash about your friend’s or trying to get you up for school. Ahhhh!. I wonder how they picked her? My money is on she’s a wog who signed a gag order, along w/ a fat paycheck. “We need the most cloying, annoying, voice you have.”

          • Jack99

            There’s a Will Ferrell movie called Stranger Than Fiction, it’s pretty good, where the main character one day can hear a voice narrating his every day life. Imagine that happening to you, and it would be the voice of the woman from the freedom videos.

    • Ha! I vote Leah Remini.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Paulette, is a New Yorker!

      • Mymy88

        Okay… Leah Remini narrating: So I got out of the ca and mauched right through that pauking lot with ‘Blown for Goowed’ in my hand for the photagraphers!

        I’m not insulting Leah, I hope, it was my not so great attempt at a New York accent which I love.

        • Baby

          hahahhahaa I love it.

      • Jack99

        Leah Remini would be good. Rosie Perez… not so much.

      • Baby

        HELLO? Jason Beghe? That raspy whiskey voice.. I will tell you what I would even call him for Tony if he wants me to..

        • Tony’s book is 400+ pages. If Jason will be a narrator, your hubby will set an intervention eventually.

          • Baby

            OMG.. hahhaha.. As long as I don’t bother him about his crush on Vanessa Williams

            I am good to go.. xo

            • Sounds like a harmonious plan!

            • Mymy88

              Ah, you two are on a level playing field. Confucius say very wise.

            • Baby

              He finds African American women very attractive..

              I’m Scandinavian and the whitest woman in Florida

            • Mymy88

              Scandinavian in Florida… not good. Even Heidi can tell you that.

        • Mymy88

          Nah, after Beghe answered the phone, he’d just hear a thud and say hello? hello? Is anybody there? Nope, just a fainted smoking baby on the floor.

          • Baby

            Girl..I would absolutely fuckin swallow my Hookah..hahahhaha

            • Mymy88

              Um… I really am afraid to ask what your “Hookah” is, so I won’t.

            • Dying laughing here!

            • Baby

              It is my canister that holds my Vaping solution.. You know like an e cigarette

            • Mymy88

              (refresh) This pic is supposed to be moving (gif). If not, you can see it here:

              https://disqus.com/home/discussion/theundergrondbunker/saturday_95/#comment-2000452054

            • I imagine Jason is good at Heimlich maneuver and Expired Air resucsitation…

            • Mymy88

              LOLOLOL… Oh good lawd. And don’t tell me… he’s the go to star part-time paramedic at the closest fire station in addition to having his own TV show and being in a hit documentary and known for his infamous flip off remarks to scien. ETA: I’m sure it sounds completely plausible to Baby hee hee.

            • I think our Baby just fainted again.

            • Mymy88

              LMAO! Breath Baby, breath!

            • Baby

              I can’t I’m Laughing too hard! hahahhaa JUST QUIT..

              DAD is going to be writing another post pretty soon.. Stay ON TOPIC..

              Where is Cat Daddy’s videos when ya need them..hahahahahahhahaha

            • Baby

              Tony is going to yell at me for talkin about JB you guys..

            • Disqus does not have the yelling recognition feature yet, so you are safe.

            • Baby

              Oh Cool.. I will remember this for future JB comments..haha

            • Mymy88

              Oh please. It’s one of the most popular blogs on the internet. Who is going to see it?

            • Baby

              88 You are cracking me up tonight.. Damn..

              Of course it is Plausible..DUH? He is JB he can do anything he wants..
              ( and believe me when I say ANYTHING) bawwwwwwwwwwwwwhahahhahahahah

            • Mymy88

              LOL…

            • Baby

              hahha

              Hey Dodo.. are you still Vaping?

            • Mymy88

              Yeah.. um.. don’t want to know what it means when Dodo is vaping either.

            • Not lately. But I smoke a lot less.

            • Baby

              OH great.. that is so good to hear.. That is what it is about.

            • Thanks!

    • Mymy88

      Hey, how about George Guidell? lol

      • Jack99

        Had to Google the name. Wow, over 1270 audio books.

        • Mymy88

          Includes the very popular Koco and Yum Yum series (murder mysteries). Coco and Yum Yum are Siamese cats that help Quillerin solve the murders.

          • Sydjazz

            Nooo they were voiced by a scion?

            • Mymy88

              Noooo. George Guidell is one of the popular go to people to narrate books on tape and such. I don’t know if he still does though.

      • Baby

        I was just going to ask you who in the hell is George Guidell.. but Jack answered it for me

        • Mymy88

          You never heard of Koco and Yum Yum the Siamese cat detectives?

          • Baby

            NO I have NOT..

            Uhm the way my doggies acted waiting impatiently for their daddy to come home today I may trade them in for Cats!

            Good God

            • Mymy88

              Cats have their VERY aggravating ways also. Trust me. Like yowling at the top of their lungs when they want something and they keep doing it until they get it.

            • Baby

              Oh I know..hahaha.. I remember well..

    • Sydjazz

      Oh wasn’t that an annoying voice omg headache inducing

    • madame duran

      If not Tony Ortega himself, then Hana Whitfield. I’d buy both versions.

      • Mymy88

        Yeah. What’s wrong with Tony doing it? That’s the best idea of all.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I think i’ll ring up, Rigged Bridge Publications to see if they’ll sell me a box of ’em.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+** RED X ** +–+ RED X *** Monday the 10th of May
    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,
    Removals for yesterday are below average, only Boston managed to get a few ads removed
    with the help of MrsLurkALot, Eileen & their team of RedXers.
    Boston has been burning the midnight oil to replenish their ads, notably *new slant on life*!

    Complaining to CL did work well for Boston with 98 ads removed on Friday. Let’s carry on complaining by following CL rules and procedures. See how to do it : https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-120#post-2533760

    RedX tips : Updated to include: how to complete the CL complaint form & copy/paste post ids : https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-120#post-2533632
    Flag co$ lies : 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…Tony Chen by Narapoid , flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/14612828053/in/set-72157642802079293

  • Pierrot

    Removals trend for the month of May.
    In the best tradition of the co$ there is no scale on the Y axis.
    Note that for the graph I have not recorded the 98 removals from Boston as it does distort the graph, instead I have recorded the same number of wins as from Sunday 3rd !

  • Baby

    http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-aquarium-could-have-offset-church-of-scientology-in-clearwater/2228705
    ………………………………………….
    You will easily identify the Scientologists in these comments. We know the truth about
    Scientology and what they are capable of. Please watch ” Going
    Clear..”

    It will give you everything you know about this ”
    Chirch.” Tony Ortega has a fabulous book called ” The Unbreakable Miss
    Lovely ” for sale on Amazon. It is a must read. He is the Go To person
    for all things Scientology. He has researched it for 20 years.

    • Sydjazz

      That was so much fun. Not much of a scion prescence

      • Baby

        Plus.. The ones who showed up sucked big time.. ATTACK the WOGS Ugh

      • Baby

        Night kitteh..yawn.. I love your avi over there..didn’t recognize you.. xoxo see you later gater ..

  • Mymy88

    g’night, plop

    • Baby

      Night sweetie pie xox

  • Baby

    While we wait for Tony.. This is my original art but I tinted them.. I thought you may enjoy.. share..print..etc. I love the colors..

    • Baby

      OOPS.. yes original..but I see that I added to it with cloning..didn’t want to deceive you.. xo baby

      • Sydjazz

        So do scions with ideal morgue openings lol.

        • Baby

          HHHHHahahhahahaha Yes! You got that right Jazzy

    • Sydjazz

      Ohh baby i love them. So pretty. My ipad is looking for a new wallpaper. May i?

      • Baby

        Oh honey.. thank you.. Any piece of art that I post is for all to do as they please. I am honored.. xo

    • Mymy88

      Wowsa! Magnificent!

  • Aslan’s Own

    Just jumping in to say that in case this hasn’t been posted yet, the Daily Beast article on Tony’s book is up: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/11/scientology-s-first-victim.html . (Now I’m leaving to try to fall asleep….)

    • Baby

      thanks pie lion.. Woo Hoo..night sweetie

      • Aslan’s Own

        BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I haven’t been able to get to the comments ever since they exploded after Going Clear, and I miss interacting with people like you SO much!! I feel very cut off. I’ve got a ticket to Tony’s book tour for Chicago but I’m going alone and feel like I’ve lost touch with any commenters that might be attending (although I was able to catch Eclipse Girl the other day to say hi – she and Observer will be there). I’m feeling very much like I did in Jr. High when I was afraid I’d have to sit by myself at an event because everybody else had all their friends there!

        I think a lot of this stems from the fact that my system is completely out of whack and I’m awake all night and don’t fall asleep till about now – I feel like a zonbie. I think I need me some better evil psych drugs……

        P.S. You should just start calling me Cheesecake Lion – that’s been my drug of choice for the last month, and I don’t dare even get near a scale…. :-/

        • Robert Eckert

          I’ll be in Chicago too. Wonder if Espiando will show.

          • Aslan’s Own

            That’s great! I’d love to meet you. I wonder too. I’m a never in who’s never done any protesting or anything, but I’m not sure how worried I have to be about showing my face or people getting a picture of my license plate, etc. I think I’m really paranoid about all this after hearing so many stories…..

            • Robert Eckert

              I’ve always used my real name, used my picture as my avatar for years, and haven’t concealed where I live. As a never-in with no history of protesting in front of their buildings, I am too small fry for them to worry about just for Bunkering. And Scientology in Chicago is just about dead.

            • Aslan’s Own

              Yeah, I think I’m just being paranoid.

            • Baby

              Lion..When I first went to Clearwater I was very paranoid.. and Rev Dee said some wise words to me.. she said.. ” Well, maybe being a critic isn’t for you..”

              I thought about it and decided.. ” Fuck it..” There are so many Exs and so many people now.. speaking out.. They don’t give a shit about us.. They don’t have the man power.

              The internet is here now and they just can’t keep up.. Chicago..? As Robert said..” They are DEAD..”

            • Mymy88

              Okay, but have you posted on this blog for Pusscavige to go f*** himself fifty-leven millions times, like me? lol

            • Eclipse-girl

              It is wise to be slightly paranoid and these are venues where assholes working for the co$ can be present.

              But I am not going to let them stop me from having a nice time.

              I refuse to hand over power to the chult and live in fear of them.

            • Aslan’s Own

              That’s a good attitude to have.

            • Wu-Tang-Clam (what’sup)

              Hey welcome back AO. We missed ya….
              Xoxo…. what’suppresive

            • Aslan’s Own

              Hi! Thanks for saying that — I really appreciate it.

            • Mymy88

              Wu-Tang? From the windoooows to the walls! Oh wait.. that’s not Wu-Tang, that’s Ying Yang. O.o

          • Eclipse-girl

            I owe him a diet pepsi or two.
            I hope he shows.

            • Aslan’s Own

              That’s my drink of choice, so if a group goes out afterwards, that will be me slurping on Diet Pepsi (preferably) or Diet Coke. I’m always the designated driver!! 😉

          • Baby

            You guys I am so jealous.. boo hoo

        • Eclipse-girl

          You will NOT be sitting alone at the Annoyance.
          (((HUGS)))

          • Baby

            OH Yay! xoxox

          • Aslan’s Own

            Thank you so much for saying that and for the hugs! As you surmised, I need them right now!

            I can’t wait to meet you and Observer and any other Bunkerites that will be there (looks like Robert Eckert will be there too).

        • Baby

          Oh you will always be my pie lion.. Cheesecake.. OMG.. My second favorite desert..

          You know honey.. Just because you aren’t here as much doesn’t mean we don’t think about you..

          I have been on that same sleep schedule as you are on for years. I know it’s frustrating.

          Sweetie you know I would be right there with you if I could.. You just hang a sign around your neck and let everyone know that you are there..

          I mean who can ignore a Lion? xoxo love ya

          • Aslan’s Own

            You are so sweet. Thanks for saying that. I’ve been really depressed & haven’t been feeling connected so my shyness and insecurity rush to the front! Meeting you for pie is on my bucket list!!

            I told my best friend I was going (she knows nothing about the cult except that I got her to watch Going Clear) and she said I should get her a ticket and she’d come too, but I had to warn her that if people were going out afterward I was too so I wouldn’t be going straight home. She looked at me weird and asked me who I’d be going out with, and I said “my friends from the Bunker” and she looked at me like I was crazy. She doesn’t quite get that you really do feel like you know people here. I did crack her up though when I said very seriously “well, there’s Eclipse Girl and Observer….”

  • Baby

    It is 6:20 am I have been up all night.. I am having a beer. Cause I can. Love Baby

    • Sydjazz

      Its ok baby it is 8:22pm in australia. And i am having a beer too lol

      • Baby

        hahahhahahaha cheers Jazzy

      • Wu-Tang-Clam (what’sup)

        I expect it from our politicians Syd but not from one as learned as you. 8:22 on the Eastern seaboard. No wonder there’s so much talk of secession.

        • Sydjazz

          Buahaha if it’s good enough for abbott. I say bottoms up hehe

    • Robert Eckert

      You can probably get away with just about anything, for a while!

      • Baby

        hahahhaha.. This is true.. I’m getting ready for bed Robert.. I’ve had the same 6 pack for about 2 months.. I only get crazy in Clearwater..

      • Mymy88

        — OFF TOPIC — Hi Robert. I’m asking you because I’m thinking you have been here a long time. Do you know anyone who speaks Spanish around here? I just need a little two paragraph letter translated. I’ll delete this post once you see it, if you see it lol. Disqus is SO weird. Thanks for your time.

        • Robert Eckert

          I don’t know of a Spanish speaker and it’s not a language I’m any good at, sorry.

          • Mymy88

            Okay, thank you!

          • richelieu jr

            I’ll take this occasion to say somehting I’ve been meaning to and always forget– While I don’t totally agree with your French translations, Robert, find thme to be really quite fine and nuanced– Certainly good enough that it keeps me from feeling It is worth the time to do it myself…

            Really, very nice.

            • Robert Eckert

              Merci

        • richelieu jr

          My Spanish is rusty, but I used to be fluent.

          I can give it the ol’ college try as we say in your language!

          • Mymy88

            Thanks so much for offering your assistance.There is no rush for this. Please do it at your convenience. This is the deal… About a couple years or so
            ago, I gave the below letter (in Spanish) to my next-door-neighbors
            because they can’t speak English at all. Their children can, but I
            didn’t want to have to go through their children.

            So now I need to send them another similar letter, but I used Google translator to do the one I did before, so I wanted to make sure it said what I meant it to say, and not something by mistake like I’m telling them to jump off a cliff or something lol.

            So if you could please just tell me if it is coherent and then tell me what you think it says and then I’ll know if I did it correct or not.

            The letter is below:

            Hola buen vecino. Esta carta no es una queja. Somos vecinos felices. Queremos explicar algo.
            Yo y mi madre ama su perro y nunca voy a hacer daño a su perro. Le decimos que su perro lo sentimos pero hemos adoptado recientemente un gato. Ahora tenemos que asustar a su perro lejos. No estamos enojados. Pretendemos estar enojado. Nos damos un palo o una escoba y un grito. Tal vez su perro no va a aprender, pero vamos a intentarlo. No es culpa de su perro. Es un buen perro. Le gusta mi casa porque en el pasado le di comida muchas veces.
            Ahora le gusta perseguir al gato. Tal vez le podemos enseñar a no venir ahora. Vamos a tratar.
            No es culpa de su perro. Es un perro muy bueno.
            Si desea comunicar mi e-mail es Lori1929@comcast.net
            Mi número de teléfono es 770 925 8685.
            ¡Gracias! Por favor, tenga un buen día.
            Lori

    • April

      “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.”

      • Baby

        Hi April.. Always happy to see you. xo
        ( Yes it is..) Plus I’m on Island time..

    • Mymy88

      Cause you’ve had a rough night! Glad your hubby is okay. Lesson, always have cell phone with you or Murphy will get ya every time (Murphy’s law).

  • Eivol Ekdal

    1K

  • Hana Eltringham Whitfield

    Tony, Kudos x one thousand … Your “The Unbreakable Miss Lovely” is about to take the lid off Scientology!

    • ElleGee

      HEW: I could listen to you recite a recipe. I am enthralled with your voice and delivery and I am on the edge of my seat with every story I have heard you tell. Peace be with you dear lady. You have earned it.

    • jentodd

      I wanted to say, Ms. Whitfield, that watching your interviews for Going Clear, the HBO documentary, made me do some more research, and I’ve spent the entire day reading various discussions you’ve given, following up with more research. I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to believe something just based on one person’s “perception” (I never would have made it in Hubbard’s organization. I would have had a footlocker at the front of the ship that was all my own =P). Anyway, I just wanted to say that after everything I’ve read, and I realize (you’ve vocalized it yourself), that you feel embarrassment and shame over the periods where you did something that even _you_ questioned was right, I’m not sure you see how tremendously strong you were in the face of all of that _extreme_ adversity.

      You talked about being depressed (for a good portion of the development of the “Ethics” program– at least from what I’ve been able to piece together). From what I’ve read, and the research I’ve done, you were
      – learning how to captain a vessel that, at times, had a hundred or more crew
      – were involved in all of the learnings that were required to achieve new levels, plus all the auditing
      – had to keep focus as Hubbard passed down orders you questioned
      – and had to shove out the negatives, trying to turn them into positives, so you could continue believing Hubbard was right, that he could do no wrong

      Honestly, it’s a real wonder how you managed to keep sane.

      I might have the wrong impression of how you feel, and about what was happening during that period, but from a few speeches (and public engagement transcripts), and your interviews with HBO, I think I have a pretty good handle on it. I say, you were tremendously brave, even though you didn’t question Hubbard and didn’t push back, because you were trying believe in something bigger, and I think we can all understand that desire. I think you were strong for holding on to _yourself_ long enough to not go mad. Especially under all of that pressure. Especially with a completely unsupportive husband, and a family who was so far away. Being on your own, as you were, it’s a wonder you didn’t go completely insane.

      If I’d been a person who’d you’d “tortured” during that period (I’ve not seen you used the word “torture”, so it might seem extreme, but honestly, I think we can call a spade a spade, here), I’m not sure how I’d feel about you, now. I’d like to think I could forgive you, that I could see your struggle, as well as my own. I think that’s totally possible. Maybe you’ve spoken to some of the people (and, again, I’m a little unclear if you had to force people into the RHF (that’s what I mean by torture– not being able to bathe, eat, use a bathroom… I mean, you’ve said, yourself, how terrible it was. If you weren’t involved in that, then I’d modify this paragraph slightly). You sounded like you _tried_ to endure other people’s punishments _with_ them (in order to keep them going, to keep _them_ strong), and that’s the sign of a person, not only with great empathy, but with great compassion, too.

      Anyway, I’m sorry, I know this is long and completely unsolicited, it’s just… I hope you can see how amazing you were in the face of something so all-consuming. And, from the sounds of it, though I really have no basis in fact about this, it sounds like you and your new husband have done a lot to help other people rid themselves of the monkey Scientology has become for them, too. So… kudos to you. Helping people has always been your calling, it would seem, and even though it’s much different from what you probably imagined it would be when you were younger, helping people is helping people. =) And that’s lovely.

      Sending you best wishes. Be well.