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How Scientology’s 1970s infiltration scandal led to the creation of its IAS slush fund

We have another fun dive into Scientology history courtesy of correspondent Jeffrey Augustine. And this time, he’s starting out with a subject dear to us, the notorious burglarizing of federal government offices in the 1970s, an audacious operation Scientology called the “Snow White Program.” We love the 70s, Jeff! Take it away…

 
July 8, 1977: The FBI conducts a massive raid on the Church of Scientology to find evidence relating to its “Snow White Program.” The raid eventually leads to eleven top Scientology leaders being criminally charged and convicted for their role in the conspiracy to burglarize federal offices.

SEFThese Scientology defendants, including Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, needed a great deal of money for legal defense. So in 1978 Scientology’s notorious Guardian’s Office created the “Safe Environment Fund” (SEF) to pay for the significant legal expenses of the GO members who had been indicted. Essentially, the SEF was a GO legal slush fund that generated a significant amount of unrestricted donations.

The GO could spend the money on almost anything broadly related to the defense of the Guardian’s Office members. This included funding private investigators to engage in spying and dirty tricks. Even as the GO became the precursor of OSA, the SEF became the precursor of the IAS.

One of the more notorious church operations likely funded by the SEF involved the private investigator Richard Bast, who was hired to find dirt on Judge Charles R. Richey.

After the Snow White Program was busted up, nine top Scientologists, including Mary Sue, were indicted and faced trial. (Two more, Jane Kember and Mo Budlong, first needed to be extradited from England.) Two judges recused themselves from the case before Richey took it, and then, in the summer of 1979, he traveled to Los Angeles to hold trial. After the defendants stipulated to evidence submitted by the FBI in return for the dropping of all but one charge against them, Richey found them guilty and prepared to sentence them. Bast, meanwhile, swung into action. He found a US marshal who had traveled with Richey to LA who told Bast that the judge had paid for prostitutes. Bast fed the information to columnist Jack Anderson, and Richey recused himself — but not before he’d sentenced Mary Sue and other initial eight defendants to prison sentences, most of about two to four years.

Bast was paid $321,000 and $84,000 in expenses for his work, which, adjusted for inflation, would be about $1.2 million today. In his book The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, Tony Ortega describes Bast’s operation not only against Judge Richey, but also against Paulette Cooper, who was duped into being hired by Bast under the pretense that the private eye was working for a Swiss millionaire who wanted to expose Scientology.

And Bast orchestrated one other nefarious caper designed to destroy an additional judge. Vicki Aznaran, the former President of the Religious Technology Center (Scientology’s nominally controlling entity), revealed this particular Bast caper in her declaration of August 9, 1998:

Dick Bast secured a yacht and attempted to get the judge on board for the purpose of filming him under compromising circumstances. The judge declined to go yachting and the operation was unsuccessful. Approximately $250,000 was spent on the operation.

While the US Government and the media took serious note of Scientology’s hardball tactics and willingness to spend vast sums of cash to smear a US Judge, so did a ruthless twenty-year-old Sea Org member named David Miscavige. While Miscavige was not a part of the Guardian’s Office, he was at this point handling some of L. Ron Hubbard’s more urgent problems.

When it became apparent that the GO defendants were going down in flames, the Church decided it was best to avoid a messy public trial in which Mary Sue Hubbard and the other defendants would be cross-examined at length on the record, and that’s why they signed the stipulation of evidence mentioned earlier.

Mary Sue appealed her prison sentence using SEF money while she remained in control of the Guardian’s Office. Meanwhile, L. Ron Hubbard went into hiding in February 1980 and remained in hiding until his death on January 24, 1986. Mary Sue never saw or heard from her husband after he went into hiding.

Although the Snow White Program had become a colossal train wreck, L. Ron Hubbard’s goal to eliminate, by all means possible, the legal threats against himself remained unchanged. In 1981, Hubbard effectively transferred the goals of the Snow White Program from the Guardian’s Office to a newly created entity called the “All Clear Unit.” David Miscavige was a prominent figure in this unit. During this period, Miscavige was able to force Mary Sue to resign as Controller of the Guardian’s Office and force her into exile and house arrest.

In the power vacuum created by the collapse of the Guardian’s Office and Mary Sue’s fall from grace, the Office of Special Affairs was created in 1982. The GO’s intelligence and Fair Game functions, and many of its personnel, were transferred into OSA. The Snow White Program’s “Programs Op” Linda Hamel was among the GO personnel relocated into OSA. Linda Hamel is now the Commanding Officer of OSA International.

By April 1982, Mary Sue Hubbard had exhausted her legal appeals. On January 7, 1983 Mary Sue was sentenced to four years in prison (she actually served only a year):

 
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With the final Snow White Program defendant behind bars in 1983, the Guardian’s Office-tainted SEF had served its purpose. As with all people and things in the Church that have outlived their usefulness or have become a PR liability, Mary Sue Hubbard, the GO, and the SEF were, in L, Ron Hubbard’s words, “disposed of quietly and without sorrow.” Mary Sue’s name was even purged from the 1978 edition of What Is Scientology?

The Snow White Program and the SEF had taught the Church a very valuable lesson: Having a large slush fund that was legally autonomous from the Church was a very important resource to possess — particularly given Scientology’s penchant for vicious Fair Game tactics that were either on the edge of law or crossed over into illegality.

This lesson was particularly relevant to David Miscavige. Indeed, about one year after Mary Sue’s incarceration in a federal penitentiary, Miscavige learned that both he and Founder Hubbard were the subject of an investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRS CID). Miscavige needed to move fast to kill this looming IRS CID investigation. Therefore, just as the Church had dismantled the Guardian’s Office on paper and resurrected it as the Office of Special Affairs, the SEF was also resurrected as the International Association of Scientologists (IAS). As the old French proverb states, “The more things change the more they remain the same.”

With its usual sense of overblown grandiosity, the Church evoked the signing of the US Declaration of Independence when it created the IAS in October 1985, or “AD 35” in the “After Dianetics” Scientology calendar created by Hubbard. Held at Saint Hill, the event included a ceremony that featured “delegates” using a quill pen to sign a “Pledge to Mankind” printed on parchment.

After having been unceremoniously kicked out of Saint Hill at thirteen years of age for having slugged his female preclear during an auditing session, David Miscavige made a triumphal return to “Ron’s home” in 1985 as a signatory on the IAS Pledge to Mankind. Pictured below, Miscavige is seen front row center in his red tie:

 
SaintHillMiscavige

 
True to form, Miscavige rolled out the IAS by stating that the previous membership organization, the “International Membership” program that was sold to Scientologists between 1977-1984, was illegal and off-source. See underlined text in this excerpt from Scientology Policy Directive 104R of 31 October 1985:

 
IASRules

Scientologists were told to cheer for the on-source IAS as it was a “war chest” beyond the reach of the evil IRS.

Just how beyond the reach of the IRS was the IAS?

Shares of the IAS were held in trust by two individual Scientologists: Carl Heldt and Maureen Brigatti. These shares, in turn, were held in trust by the shadowy Curaçao Trust Management on Curaçao. President of the IAS Janet Light owned 1 percent of the shares and these were ultimately held in trust by the murky Theta Management Ltd. on Cyprus:

 
IASOwnership

 
If you cannot follow the chain of IAS ownership it is because no one is supposed to be able to follow it. Theta Management LTD. was dissolved in 1993 and its functions transferred to the IASA. Presumably, the shares held in trust by Theta Management were transferred to the IAS to be held in trust. Curaçao Trust Management (CTM) still plays an unknown role in the IAS. For many years, the IAS was purportedly based aboard the M.V. Freewinds and was thus considered a “non-situs” trust, meaning it had no fixed location.

As previously covered, the IAS domesticated in 2007 and became a Delaware corporation. This may have been due to two events. First, new and stricter US laws went into effect for American companies and individuals holding offshore assets. The US Government was cracking down on money laundering and money that could be used to fund terrorism. Second, it seems that Curaçao Trust Management was becoming increasingly involved in managing online gaming monies. The IAS perhaps may have wanted to distance itself somewhat from CTM and its owner the Dutch tax lawyer and Curaçao national Englemindus George Praag. One of the most shadowy figures in the “shadow side” of Scientology, George Praag goes back decades with the Church.

The Snow White Program was clearly a case of Scientology turning lemons into lemonade, or in this case felonies into a billion dollar slush fund. As mentioned in our previous article on the IAS, CO OSA Linda Hamel is a trustee of the US IAS Members Trust. Thus, Scientology’s spy boss has access to a pile of money to, say, pay lawyers to pay private investigators to pay other private investigators to hack the email accounts of Scientology critics and ex-members.

Documents filed in the Garcia vs. IAS et. al. lawsuit yielded an intriguing item. Buried in the back pages of one filing provided by the Church was a bad photocopy of CO OSA Linda Hamel’s driver’s license. At last, a photo of Linda Hamel:

 
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— Jeffrey Augustine

 
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Chris Shelton on the Purification Rundown

Former Sea Org member Chris Shelton has a new video we thought you’d like to see. And hey, we’ll be appearing with Chris in Denver in just eight days at the Secular Hub at 7 pm! See the listing below.

 

 
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Daily Mail next to doubt “Tom leaving” rumor

When we questioned the Star’s assertion that Tom Cruise was leaving Scientology, we mentioned that there was a tabloid reporter who actually does his homework and keeps a close eye on the Cruise family. That’s Chris White, who has a new story in the Daily Mail that essentially comes to the complete opposite conclusion than the Star.

Note the impressive detail he’s amassed about Isabella Cruise, Tom’s 22-year-old adopted daughter, who recently graduated from a hair and make-up school so she can go into film work. Isabella has also been spending time in Clearwater, as the rest of the family has. White asked your proprietor about that — was she taking courses? We said we couldn’t be certain about that. We have noticed that the children of Scientology celebrities tend to be a bit lax about going up the “Bridge” and getting their courses done. They just aren’t under the same kind of pressure that non-celebrities are. Still, we agree with Chris that all signs point to the Cruise family actually being more involved in Scientology, not less.

As a journalist, we’re entirely open to being convinced otherwise, but we just haven’t seen any good evidence for it. Another tabloid reporter told us recently that one thing fueling the Tom Cruise rumors is that he’s being less of a dick on the set of his new movie, Mena, and isn’t proselytizing. Well, that’s good to hear, if you have to work with him. But that doesn’t really tell us anything about Scientology. John Travolta, for example, is as dedicated as ever to the church, and he’s known for being the greatest guy in the world wherever he works. Who knows.

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

Hey, girl. I’m learning how to learn with my Student Hat here at the Denver org. Want to pass notes at recess?

 
SciDenver

 
Hey, girl. Isn’t doing the Student Hat here in Denver swell?

 
SciDenver2

 
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BOOK NOTES
3D-Unbreakable
We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Our upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

 
July 12: Washington DC, Hill Center DC-Drummond Hall, Center for Inquiry, 2 pm (with Paulette Cooper)

July 14: Hartford, MARK TWAIN HOUSE (with Tom Tomorrow)

July 17: Denver, The Secular Hub, 7 pm (with Chris Shelton)

July 20: Dallas, Times Ten Cellar, 7 pm (with Robert Wilonsky)

July 22: Houston, Fox and Hound, 11470 Westheimer Road, sponsored by Humanists of Houston

July 24: San Antonio, Folc Restaurant/Park Social, 6 pm

July 25: Austin

July 29: Paris, Le Bistrot Landais, 19:00 (with Jonny Jacobsen)

August 4: London, Conway Hall, (with John Sweeney)

August 24: Boston, Boston Skeptics in the Pub, 7 pm (with Gregg Housh)

Sept 15: Arizona State University

Sept 23: Cleveland

Sept 24: Minneapolis

Sept 27: Portland

Sept 28: Seattle

Sept 30: Vancouver, BC

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 9, 2015 at 07:00

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SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

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  • Ruby

    Thank you, Jeffrey, for all this.
    I remember when the IAS came about and several of us were deeply troubled that our HASI lifetime memberships were no longer. It made no sense at all that something Hubbard clearly created was being “replaced” and our lifetime memberships were not honored in any way…not even the money we had paid for them was credited to the new one.
    I have never seen this reference you show where Captain David Miscavige so blatantly lies about it now being the way the Founder always wanted. Since he says it was “illegally” issued before, I wonder if any charges were pressed on the criminal who acted so “illegally”.

    • Orglodyte

      “Sorry, your lifetime HASI membership is no good anymore” was the first time I actually felt betrayed by the organization. It seemed so arrogant — “We can get away with it because we have you by the spiritual short ‘n’ curlies” — and it pissed me off.

      • J. Swift

        Ruby and Orglodyte, my next article in the IAS series will address predecessor organizations:

        HAS > HASI > Int’l Membership > IAS

        • Ruby

          I look forward to it!
          Thank you.

        • Orglodyte

          Awesome. I’m especially curious about the behind-the-scenes transition; at the Portland Crusade in 1985 I was invited to a special briefing, about the future of Scientology, in a van parked by the curb. I have some memory of them identifying themselves as the “IAS.” I declined, and when I asked one of the Crusade higher-ups about it, he said “Oh, that’s an enemy line.” I’ve always wondered what was up with that.

      • Ruby

        Exactly! It was a real WTF? moment.

  • David Miscavige never punched anyone. In fact, it was him who was being punched all the time
    by various SPs pretending to be loyal Sea Org officers from the whole track.

    One day, David decided to rise above the suppression and do something about it. He invited all his oppressors for a pizza and coca cola party and heroically locked them all in, so they can think about their misdeeds and also punch each other. It was The Hole to Total Freedom for Dave.

    True story that the SP media doesn’t want you to know.

    • ze moo

      Ok, how did ot8isgreat hack your account?

      • jazzlover

        It was Saldariagga’s last deed.

    • flyonthewall

      I know an abuser who literally said that he never did the abuse he was accused of doing (which I witnessed on many occasions) and that in fact it was HE who was the one that was abused. This so called abuse would of been dished out to him by a woman half his size. He also said this in court under oath. The scary thing is that I really don’t know if he believes his own lies or not.

      Sorry, didn’t mean to ruin your funny post

      • beauty for ashes
        • flyonthewall

          Some of those are right on. I was surprised by “comfortable not telling the truth”. I would of guessed they are compulsive liars. I mean, if you view people as objects to be used and/or discarded then why would you feel obliged to tell them the truth?

          The guy I know is a habitual liar, no problem at all lying right to your face. He thought he could treat anyone however he wanted and no one would ever call him out. But now he is a family-less, bankrupt, senior citizen felon and on parole for the next 5yrs. Oops

      • MarcabExpat

        I bet he does. I’ve seen this shit too, it’s no damn joke.

      • Allie

        He probably does believe his own lies. It seems they can always rationalize their evil behaviors…for the greatest good etc and so forth

  • Robert Hammond

    Tory Christman’s latest video on Tom Cruise leaving Scientology. (Refresh): https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=308&v=rVGvlArVJPA

    • Allie

      It’s always great to see a Tory video and hear her opinions. Her smile and enthusiasm as well as her knowledge of Scn always brighten my day. Thank you, Tory.

  • EmmaDaoust

    Thanks, Chris – another great video.

    • Sherbet

      It really is a good one. They all are, but this is exceptional.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Hear, hear..

  • Robert Hammond

    Tom Cruise leaving Scientology story hits Hollywood Reporter. Same rehash, but they add a little Xenu twist at the end and get that part wrong too. Kind of funny though. See: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/has-tom-cruise-cut-all-807608

    • chukicita

      So weird how the non-story runs all over the tabs but the real story is here…

      • Robert Hammond

        As Mark Twain said, “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Picturehouse Blog has a podcast about Going Clear. The segment on Going Clear starts at 23 minutes in. Within the first minute the guy mentions that lawyers have been contacting individual cinemas.
    http://picturehouseblog.co.uk/2015/06/28/picturehouse-podcast-the-look-of-silence-mr-holmes-jurassic-world-and-going-clear/

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Our wog lawyers are engaging in house to house fighting against the Psychs. We will literally fight over every screen in every theater. At stake is the entire agonized future of every man, woman, and child on this planet. Ably assisted by “IAS Super Big Being” Admiral Cruise, Fleet Admiral Miscavige is personally supervising this battle

      • flyonthewall

        If you want a street fight, you got it

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

        • Jimmy3

          It’s feeling like a Rage night, fly. I’m so sick of being chemtrailed just because I’m white.

          http://youtu.be/wauzrPn0cfg

          • flyonthewall

            Consider yourself lucky. If you were black you’d be injected with AIDS and then denied the cure that they save for the Super Whites.

      • MarcabExpat

        *sporfle* nice one 🙂

    • Bob

      Good review.

  • nottrue

    The only time I will believe Tom is leaving scientology is when I hear it from his mouth. If scientology helped Prepon with her acting it did a terrible job

    • Ruby

      I will believe Tom is leaving the cherch when I read it here.

      • Helen Van Patterson Patton

        I’ll believe it when Tom himself speaks out.

      • I will believe it when he will write an open letter to every scientologist and confirm the fact on national tv.

    • thetastic

      I am still sad that someone as hot as Laura Prepon could be so dumb.

  • Great educational video, Chris! Thank you.

    • The Dude

      I think I would need a lot more than the purif to get all that shit out of me. There ain’t enough niacin in the whole world! During my 20’s, I was like a mini-Terrence McKenna.

    • $cnMonkeyNut$

      I agree Dodo, Chris’s videos are always fascinating. The only minor issue I have (as an autistic chemist!) is that the molecular diagram of (6aR,9R)-N,N-diethyl-7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo-[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide (LSD) has an error and shows a hydrogen where there should be a nitrogen-below the CH3 in the top right hand side of the diagram (at around the 8:30 mark in the video)

      • Rasha

        Crap. ….I didn’t get a receipt, either! Anyone know what I should do with mine?

        • $cnMonkeyNut$

          Sorry, can’t help you Rasha… unless you can get me a research laboratory and some industrial solvents and I’ll cook up a batch 🙂 (Disclaimer: Monkey does not condone the synthesis or use of illicit substances, this is a bit of kidding about!)

      • Damm… I am just proud to know what H2O is.

        • $cnMonkeyNut$

          I know, there should be laws or something… I can’t go for more than 30 minutes without H2O during my waking hours, and after I’ve been sleeping, I get up with these desperate cravings for it 🙂 (I keep a bottle by my bed, just in case!)… do tend to pee quite a lot though…

          • Missionary Kid

            Have you been tested for diabetes? Being thirsty all the time is a symptom, IIRC.

            • $cnMonkeyNut$

              Hi MK, I’m ok-just kidding about with Dodo. I try to drink the recommended amount of water per day (between 2-3 litres/4-6 pints)

          • Same here, bro.

        • Commodore H. McCringleberry

          Considering the near universal addiction to dihydrogen monoxide, it’s shocking there aren’t any rehab or support programs. I put down at least three liters a day with no hope of quitting.

  • mud

    It looks like the hacking might not have been so… ahem…wise.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3b042UkMJ8

    • Supper Powers

      Between the hacking, Duggan’s attempted takedown of the Bunker article and ML’s takedown, I’m not surprised a new video popped up.

    • Sherbet

      That’s a pretty ambitious plan by Anonymous.

    • guest9001

      Dubious video. IMO

      • Eivol Ekdal

        I would not be surprised if the church released it.
        “What us hack? No! They are hacking us!”

        • guest9001

          They describe Anons as “malicious and hostile” at 2.54
          Wtf? We here to help

        • Robert Hammond

          Like them sending bomb threats to themselves and blaming their enemies? Would they do something like that? Oh, wait..

    • PRenaud

      yeyyy the more the merrier…

    • Robert Hammond

      I wonder why they would announce this so far in advance of February 10, 2016.

      • Allie

        With the ongoing & continuing black PR happening to Scientology, maybe they decided to start this early to goad Davey & let him really know that they are watching and so he can’t relax and feel so pompous. With this announcement he’ll know that the criticism will continue to haunt him for the next 7 months and then splat–their anniversary protest. Tick tock Davey.

        • Robert Hammond

          You may be right about that, Allie. This will be just one more thing for him to constantly worry about for the next 7 months.

          The big thing with Anonymous is that there are no leaders and no fixed locations. They are everywhere. Probably even within the Sea Org at the highest levels and all around Davey – watching and waiting. Even under his bed and in the closet .

          • Rasha

            …..even when you hide at sea… there are __?__ in the fake Navy!!!!

  • Miss Tia

    Success story: I am so excited (it truly does not take much) cuz I found an Ohio Link college that has Stephen King’s new book Finder’s Keepers available to request!! Damn straight I requested it!! Other Ohio Link schools had it but they were ‘local use only’. Kent State won’t get it for months and it just came out last month. YEAH!!!! I’ll have it next week when I have to go return books!! 😀 Just wanted to share my ‘win’!!

    • thetastic

      Congrats! Your win cheers me up after my, well, loss tonight. Took the kids to the bookstore tonight to get something new to read on vacation next week. My son and I would both swear we saw Amulet 6 the last time we were there, but when I asked at the desk they told me it doesn’t come out until September. Boo! We settled for My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 3.

  • outraged

    Anyone know what happened to Media Lush’s blog? Not at it’s regularly scheduled station. I hope he wasn’t kidnapped by frenzied Scions looking for revenge.

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

    • aegerprimo
      • outraged

        Thank you
        Those bastards DID take down his site. ermahgerd.

        • EmmaDaoust

          yes, pretty sickening

        • Juicer77

          He’s very busy right now and can’t take the time to deal with it properly, either.

          • Since no one ever gets hit with perjury for making false claims, they can keep spraying them until someone is too busy or takes a vacation. They probably don’t even screen out bots.

      • Can you imagine what ML is going to do to his avatar now? God help us all.

        • Vaquera

          Goodness, I hadn’t gone there yet. Yes, help us all!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Google blocked it because of complaints. Ha! I wonder who complained…

  • beauty for ashes

    Is anyone else seeing Blue flaggy looking things where disqus made some changes IE show/hide pics ?

    • noseinabk

      I only see them on my tablet.

  • Juicer77

    OK, a little help here… I invited one of my gov’t officials to the book thingy on Sunday (or to send a staffer). Not really a hope of getting someone from his office there, but I want to collect some info and get it into his hands soon. What I’m looking for is info on the child labor abuses in the Co$. Preferably within the last couple years. He’s on a certain committee that should take a sharp look at this illegal activity. Any links or help you can point me toward would be helpful. Thanks!

  • The Dude

    I am leaving in 15 days for a month-long trip to Brazil. I will be in touch here with photos and things.

    My in-laws have made reservations for my wife and I to stay for 3 days in Bonito. I have never seen anything like this before.

    I cannot wait!

    Just a taste for you all

    F5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=47&v=wj-jrzP_AS4

    • flyonthewall

      Wow, that looks awesome! Have fun. Be careful in the water though. I heard there is some kind of worm or bacteria in that river that will swim up your pee hole and cause your wiener to swell up like a black and blue balloon. So you may want to bring some rubber bands. I may have just saw that in a movie, idk, but you should prob bring the rubber bands just in case.

      • The Dude

        I will pack some just in case… LOL!

        • $cnMonkeyNut$

          Have a great time Dude 🙂 (PS It’s a very small fish called Candiru that can swim up pee, so no having a leak in the river!)

      • aquaclara

        We all know far too much here. Seriously. 😉

      • Susan_Qbird_Poche

        It’s a dang fish, Fly! The Candiru.

        • flyonthewall

          a fish fly? that’s absurd

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Nice one! I am leaving for 6 hours sleep. G’night All!

    • Eclipse-girl

      you have been silent (when I was on(and we thought you had already left. forgive us.

      • The Dude

        A bit. I am trying to let some obsessions go and focus on the future. I need some time off of everything. And Brazil is the place.

        • Eclipse-girl

          have a great time.

        • Eileen

          After spending the winter swimming in snow drifts you have earned a great new (warm) experience. Also, it is good to practice letting go of obsessions, I always say I’ll skip a day at the Bunker. Maybe tomorrow.

          • Cedilla

            “After spending the winter swimming in snow drifts ”
            Go in warmth, Dude.

    • jazzlover

      Have a great time, and don’t listen to these guys about fish and pee holes. They’ll get ya to thinking that you’d be better off going to swim somewhere with piranha 🙂

      • Jimmy3

        Listen to what jazz said. Those fish rarely swim up human pee holes. I mean, when it does happen, it happens in that exact part of the world, and usually to guys about your age. But you don’t really have anything to worry about. I have heard they’re attracted to even trace amounts urine, tho. So if you’re going in, make sure you haven’t taken a leak in at least 36 hours. You’ll be fine. Just stay safe.

        • jazzlover

          LOL. Gonna be kinda difficult to hold it in for that long if he plans on sampling all the great wine 😉

          • Beer. He can confuse fishes with it. Just swim with a bottle of Corona and keep your dong safe.

            • jazzlover

              Lime or no lime?

            • The Dude

              No lime. My beer of choice in Brazil is Skol.

            • jazzlover

              Good choice! I’m starting to think you should just get fitted for a chastity belt lined with depends so you won’t have to worry about how much you drink 🙂

            • The Dude

              A thought.
              Or maybe I will have a Samuel Jackson!
              “Good Choice, MuthaF&%$er”
              “Drink. Bitch!”
              F5
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ji1-BqaLaE

            • Commodore H. McCringleberry

              That was the best. MMmmm Good, Bitch!

        • That’s very uplifting message, Jimmy.

          • Jimmy3

            Oh, you get a few of them, they’ll uplift anyone. I’ve seen it on the TV.

        • Eileen

          Swim with protection…

    • Allie

      Excited for ya, Dude. Yup, we’ll want photos and stories when you can send them.
      Have a great vacay–you deserve it.

    • Juicer77

      Have a wonderful time!!

    • A bird in the chimney

      How amazing. Have a wonderful adventure! 🙂

    • aquaclara

      Toodloo. Cone back with stuff to share! A recipe, a song, a pic….

      • The Dude

        Did you say a song? LOL! I am great friends with this band. They are local where my Wife is from. I plan to sing at one of their gigs next month. This is a original but they do covers too!

        f5

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvK29HgWmvY

        • aquaclara

          Oh so excellent. I will listen in the morning when Puppy Clara can sing along! You’re going to have a fabulous trip. You have nice in-laws…..

  • Vaquera

    Late to the game, but I want to make sure all of you have seen this vid from Jamie DeWolf’s special edition of Tourettes Without Regrets starring our proprietor and Paulette Cooper singing, with hands waving in the air, We Stand Tall. I can’t help but break into a grin. To enjoy over and over again.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/cYdJWN1kFUc

    • Judith Sylvester

      Who’s in the white jacket playing Hubbard?

      • Vaquera

        I posted a great pic of him on the night of, but I am at a loss to find it now.

        • Judith Sylvester

          OK. Thanks Vaquera. That was a great clip you put up.

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Thanks for posting this Vaquera. Hadn’t seen it. So great to see Tony and Paulette and the others who truly have stood tall singing along to this classic!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      So, we had a guy in a white jacket playing Hubbard, and Paulette in short stature playing Miscavige…

  • Jo

    That pic outside Saint Hill Manor gives me the creeps, reminds me of The Shining.

  • SarahDB

    Good evening to all of you posters and lurkers in Bunkerland. In between Jeffrey’s logic and Chris’s critical thinking, mosey on over to Craigs List and click a few (or many) scammy clammy ads.

    Clammy ads: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml#

    Red X Tips: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-120#post-2533632

    Refresh for a little whiff of the natural world. F5

    • aquaclara

      Thank you, SarahDB, for holding down the fort. You, EclipseGirl, Pierrot and everyone who supports this–just so appreciative. You rock.

  • madame duran

    I’m sure some of you have already commented on this but…
    I just got home, came to the Bunker to catch up some reading, then noticed on Ortega’s Twitter feed (on the top left side of the web page) that die-hard Scieno John Alex Wood is posing next to Louis Theroux. Ummm…wow…talk about awkward…I mean, doesn’t he realize anything about Theroux’s high SP level? So much for “knowing how to know”!!

    • Eclipse-girl

      NIce catch.
      I will give Louis Theroux some credit for living with the people (tribes) he investigates.

      Could it be that John Alex Wood does not even know how bad scientology looks when present by Louis Theroux?

      • madame duran

        I just screen captured that photo to keep for safekeeping. Y’know…when Theroux releases his documentary on Scientology and every Scientologist (John Alex Wood included) is screeching how vile and contemptuous he is for doing so, I’ll pull that sucker up for him to remind him how he didn’t have any qualms with standing next to an SP before.

        • He didn’t have any qualms about being Monty Python’s number one fan until they dropped a 16 ton weight on him. (Likely he still doesn’t have qualms because he didn’t get the joke.)

    • John Alex Wood is an SP now?

      • flyonthewall

        he was just putting a “kick me” sign on Theroux’s back. That’s dirty tricks 101

        • Or Louis is a scientologist.

          • flyonthewall

            sooo…the spy is actually the mole?

            • I bet Tony is chuckling at our comments right now…

    • Eileen

      If John Alex Wood is a true believer Theroux will treat him respectfully. That is what makes him so good.

    • flyonthewall

      I googled this Lily Cole he mentioned in the tweet and I don’t think she’s human. She’s definitely not right, whatever she is.

    • Jo

      John Wood and Narconon UK, he’s a twat and so is his stupid girlfriend, who works for worldwide pr crap. Sorry for swearing folks.

      • Susan_Qbird_Poche

        where have you been girl?!!!

        eta: i’ve miss you and am very glad to see you! 🙂

        • Jo

          Been gardening, miss u too x

          • Susan_Qbird_Poche

            oh sweet… summer flowers everywhere! xo back attcha ~

      • scottmercer

        Wood seems to be one of the few SciBots that engages with SPs from time to time.

        • Jo

          That’s true, he never barred me from his FB.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      I love how Tony does not miss a trick when watching these guys.

  • The Return of Remini. Star got this right.

    • Cedilla

      The Leah commercial.
      Sure looks like Marc Headley as the microphone announcer.
      Love the commercial.
      And her mother winking.

  • flyonthewall
    • Doing it wrong. It’s never a good idea to enter their property with song or pubes.

    • Graham

      Thanks for the link, but I can’t see the singing in the org/ignoring pleas to leave bit? There is a clip where the cameraman approaches a staff member to have a dialogue and the staff member just shoves a ‘drugs’ leaflet in his face and stands there mute. Nothing says ‘I’m a brainwashed zombie’ better than standing there staring and staring and saying nothing in answer to a reasonable question. Cameraman expresses disappointment that the Scieno won’t tell him anything about Scientology- actually, staring at you like a brain-dead moron tells him all he needs to know.

  • flyonthewall
    • scottmercer

      Narconon is anything but appealing. I make joke.

    • Supper Powers

      You should see the firm CoS is using for the appeal. Giants.

    • Graham

      Looks like they’ve filed an appeal just within the 30 day deadline, without having yet figured out the basis of the appeal. Presumably their usual tactic of causing as much expense and worry as possible; counting that as a ‘win’ even though they stand no chance of a legal win.

  • late night flyby …. interestingly I’ve received a couple of emails from major media sites [not about the takedown but about Cruise] …

    this is as much as I can post right now…

    pic

    • You okay, bud?

      • considering that I’m obviously being monitored I could say two things…. it’s a weird situ as I’m having a lot of social fun but this is a bit of a bummer… however, it’s a wake up call to [me at least… as a never in] of how scuzzy these fuckers are and that I have to up my game.

        but this is is just for google:

        DEAR GOOGLE… YOUR COMPANY ETHOS IS ‘DON’T BE EVIL’…. PFFFT!! YOU’VE BEEN BUTTFUCKED BY THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE A CLUE IT HAPPENED!!

        …. I have a couple of ideas that fall into the “You think my blog was a problem for you guys…. watch this!”…. but a bit later as there’s too much social fun happening right now.

        pic

  • Even though the whole Tom Cruise leaving scientology is most likely a BS story, it seem to create some commotion amongst under the radar exes – two people texted me today about it, asking if it’s true.
    My replies dissapointed them, but it gives you an idea. People are paying attention as never before.

    • Supper Powers

      Have these same friends watched Going Clear?

      • One of them did for sure.

        • Supper Powers

          Can I ask what reactions s/he had?

          • This person does not talk much, but it was a positive reaction.

            • Supper Powers

              Good. Glad they stay in touch with you.

            • Very much so.

    • Robert Hammond

      I think the story raises questions about why so many so many people really are leaving. He will eventually have to answer questions about the importance of family. Who does he love more – David Miscavige or Suri?

      • Exactly.

      • Sejanus

        DM holds the keys to TC’s heart.
        He adores the man and it is beyond disturbiing.

  • Cedilla

    OT. From whence came Klaatu and Gort?

    • flyonthewall

      The Day the Earth Stood Still

      • Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness.

        • flyonthewall

          nector, nickles…noodles!?

          • Look, maybe I didn’t say every single little tiny syllable, no. But basically I said them, yeah.

            • Sejanus

              Alright you primitive screwheads….lol

      • Sejanus

        Finest film ever done in it’s day.

  • Probably covered previously, but the file of the day is http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/images/1986-scientology-political-action-committee-flagg.pdf

    Over 47 different kinds of creepy with influencing and ratting out people for fun and stats.

    Tags so far: 1986, Betsy Roush, Dennis Dubin, Flag Service Organization, FLAGG PAC, Fort Harrison, John Coale, John Stanard, Kevin O’Donnell, Ludwig Alpers, Office of Special Affairs…

    One last question before bed: Who owns the trademarks of the International Association of Scientologists? RTC has “Scientologists” as a service mark thing, but IAS has their fancy globe in an IAS ring logo (presumable trademarked), but I haven’t found anything yet at the US Patent and Trademark site.

    • SP Wogsy

      This is GOLD. Thank you for sharing.

  • Caption contest anyone?
    F5

    • Supper Powers

      “I’ve lost my pride…”

    • EmmaDaoust

      “I can’t believe it’s not butter.”

    • Mufasa is not happy… Bring me Scar.

    • I’m Lion, down on the job.

    • Cedilla

      Welcome to my lair.
      L. Ron Lyin’ Hubbard.

    • Mambo for Cats

      Even the mascots are blind.

    • Supper Powers

      “Lyingtology? Wait, I thought I signed up for a class in Liontology. This is waaaay not what I thought.” Oh, that’s so, so bad. I apologize.

      • Jimmy3 says the best puns are the ones you feel the need to immediately apologize for XD

        • Supper Powers

          A wise man.

        • Jimmy3

          Factually correct, Nat.

    • Newiga

      I used to be a symbol of courage… *sigh*

    • flyonthewall

      It’s a long caption. Deal with it

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak3J5DayiCk

    • I wish I was a real lion again

    • Jimmy3

      Sea Orger: Somebody approached you?!? Did you sell them anything??! What happened??

      Lion draws a deep sigh, facepaws.

      Lion: No. Nobody approached me. I said ‘Please, somebody poach me.’

    • Cedilla

      Lyin’ Miscavenge.

    • Mambo for Cats

      Lionize!

    • Commodore H. McCringleberry

      Why that lion always look so blue? Fake navy thugs keep taking his lunch money?

    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      “Simba, what the hell are you doing in this place?!”

    • Commodore H. McCringleberry

      “the “clay” you’re making models with comes from the other side of this wall. . . arrrggghh. . . and I’m upstat again!”

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I never believed her when my mom said that one day my face would get stuck like this…

    • Sejanus

      If I said I were happy….I’d be lion.

    • Graham

      My cousin Aslan gets Narnia and I’m stuck with this bunch of losers. *Sigh*

    • MostEthicalPimp

      I’m starting to think clams aren’t a good staple food for lions.

  • Mmm, slushy fund . . .
    F5

    • Mockingbird

      New rule : All slush funds must be used to buy slushies ! 😀

  • Greetings OSA brigade! Hello Linda Frances Hamel! Your doubts are valid, your NDAs are not so much. Breath free.

    • Supper Powers

      He’s right. Listen to him.

    • Jimmy3

      What’s really weird is that the photo on her ID is in full color… She actually looks like that.
      EDIT: I meant to say what’s *not* really weird. That is a perfectly normal look.

      • Not really, but her soul probably is.

      • Btw, I am pretty sure she messaged me when I was shilling for scientology on stumbleupon a few years ago.

        • “I was shilling for scientology on stumbleupon a few years ago”
          ???
          How did that work? As a former stumbler I’m intrigued.

          • Ha. Hello former fellow stumbler. I used to post a lot of scientology links and pics there.

            • Dodo, that’s crazy! Did that even work?

            • Not really. I don’t think so. I think I managed to decrease bad PR for scientology there briefly, but that’s about it. Garrett and Geoff were very tolerant of me though. lol

              People were confused about my artistic choices and scientology propaganda.
              I had a popular page. Gladly no one joined scientology because of that, that I know of.

            • Glad you’re on the other side of the looking glass now, Dodo 🙂

            • Thanks. I have very good memories of that community. In a way, it was my first major internet experience, so I should thank them for being instrumental in my getting out.

              Statix was my handle there, btw. I haven’t stumbled in years, but it’s still there.

            • I think mine was natnatluv. Not certain though.

            • SU changed. Older format was so much better. Or I’m just nostalgic. 🙂

            • I was and it was a great community and my first real internet foray as well. Cool that you were there too!

            • Supper Powers

              Do you remember the first couple of critical things you saw online that resonated with you?

            • I read Jon Attack’s “Piece of Blue Sky” online for free. Also, Barefaced Messiah, I think.

              Pretty sure that’s how I discovered ESMB, OCMB/ xenu.net too.

            • Supper Powers

              You dove right into the big stuff. Glad you are out and helping others.

        • Jimmy3

          How did that go?

  • thanks for all the kind comments re my situ…. the way I look at it is one door closes and another [massive] one opens… though this one isn’t necessarily closed…

    but if I ever come across a person who who works for Google I’m going to thrust their face between my arse cheeks and blart and say ‘don’t kid yourself you’re “NOT EVIL”…. I mean, that pretty much sums up what Google is nowadays, sticking their arse up the the shareholders laughing all the way to the bank!

    • just because I can I sent them this…. believe you me it’s impossible to contact them unless replying to a single incident …. fortunately OSA sent so may take downs I have loads of replies left…. if anybody want ro offer their own [1000 words] I’ll be happy to send it….

      • “thanks for all the kind comments re my situ…. the way I look at it is one door closes and another [massive] one opens… though this one isn’t necessarily closed…”

        You are very welcome, ML. And very true – this is nothing.
        We know you gonna kick some ass even harder.

      • Commodore H. McCringleberry

        I’ll write a letter for you tomorrow if you need. In the meantime, maybe don’t flame them in your responses and you’ll likely get a better result down the road. They’re big and bad enough to be able to safely ignore pretty much anything that comes without significant backlash.

        Your site was excellent and I hope you’ve got that shit archived. Take a page from their playbook, set up a dummy holding corp to rent out some rack space and throw that shit back up without relying on a company like google who can put a sword through the heart of your hard work when they get concerted pressure from a group that perfected applying pressure. Then expose them as hard and as logically and clearly as you can. Maybe even fire up a kickstarter based on this bullshit. They get a lot of negative attention these days. You could rake in a few thousand and make yourself a real nuisance for these fucktards by publishing well sourced “dead agent” materials in your posts and sending everything to larger media. Use LRH against LRH!

        • Barely awake right now but cool response…please re discus me tomorrow … G’night

          • Toni m

            Everything they have done come back to hurt them. Don’t let the stress take the best of you, You will find a way. You are very good to be silence. Let us know where you are and we will be there with you. Admiration and love for your courage and perseverance in spite of difficulties.

      • B4you

        Yes, move your site to another provider and host it yourself using wordpress or some other theme, just like this blog. Stay away from Goggle, they have other fish to fry!

      • I recommend WordPress.com which is free, and enables you to ‘migrate’ content from Blogger https://en.support.wordpress.com/import/ If you are really persecuted you can host WordPress yourself.

        The only problems I have had with the CofS is with 11 files of copyright material that I hosted on the Cloud service ‘Mega’ (including the OT levels) which the CofS complained about, and had taken down. The fun part is that I had downloaded them from wikileaks in the first place, so could reinstate the links quite quickly and see a massive boost in visitors. Takedown: https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/4834/ Recovery: https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/4834/

        If I can help with the transfer contact me at https://scicrit.wordpress.com/contact-us/

        It seems to me that “Going Clear” motivated an organised attack on critics. Since the CofS has no reasonable response to criticism they engage legal advisers who scour the terms and conditions for excuses to silence people.

        The CofS is not organised enough to sustain such an effort, and will soon have other fish to fry, so I urge you to make a comeback.

  • P.S. Some crazy lady thinks Scientology is crazy. Her other vids are prolific and batsh*t insane XD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8EYYd5vHds

  • I always knew I-Betty was affiliated with SMERSH, because her previous avatar featured Russian dolls. Simple.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Dodo, you’re right, I’d completely forgotten the Russian dolls! Your memory is fantastic 😀

  • Sejanus

    Seriously excellent creepers going on Student Ass-hat.
    I would be reluctant to let them near living animals let alone people.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Mornin’ Dodo

  • 0tessa

    What a peculiar situation: Scientology Inc commits acts (illegal – immoral) that are considered to be ‘out-ethics’ as per their own code, but their members have to undergo very expensive confessional processes in order to confess such acts, and which are many times of a much less serious nature.
    Scientology ethics does not apply to Scientology itself. It shows clearly that their ethics is only an instrument to suppress their followers.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Friday, 10 July 2015

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    The week’s scores and RedX links: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-121#post-2544759

    I cannot update WWP, there are off line, I will try later, Yesterday’s score is:
    Whoooa, I love these kind of days: NewYork & NewHaven, LA also with a
    good score and Sacramento just making it.

    Whack wag a co$ ad today: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5… Hunger Games Mocking Jay enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX, flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/17035021672/in/set-72157642802079293

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