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Why is the press so timid about outing Scientology’s many front groups?

SciDrugFree2We’re very happy to see a small publication like the Santa Clarita Express in Southern California expose a Scientology front group for what it is. Reporter Melissa Lampert revealed in her Thursday story that the local branch of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office will be offering a class put on by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World for teens in September. We hope that kind of pressure makes the Sheriff’s Office think about whether it really wants to get into bed with Scientology.

But we felt for Lampert as we saw her strain to make the case that there is some kind of connection between Foundation for a Drug-Free World and Scientology…

Called the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, the organization has repeatedly been linked with the drug rehabilitation center Narconon International, which was created based on the beliefs of the Church of Scientologyโ€™s founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

Wow, that sounds tenuous, doesn’t it? Some guy named Hubbard who was behind Scientology also created a drug program which has been “linked” to Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

We see reporters get into this problem again and again when just a phone call to someone like Mike Rinder or Marc or Claire Headley or any number of other former important Scientology executives could confirm that Foundation for a Drug-Free World, its “Truth About Drugs” campaign, Narconon, and a dozen other front groups are not just “affiliated” with Scientology but are Scientology, and they don’t do a thing without the approval of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

It’s Miscavige, after all, who stands up at annual events and says outright that these groups are the leading edge of Scientology’s “advancement.” Plenty of clips of him saying that already abound on the web, you don’t have to take our word for it.

And how about a photograph to help make the case? A very telling photo can be found on Scientology’s own website in an article boasting about its new “Scientology Dissemination & Distribution Center,” which opened a few years ago in Los Angeles.

Note that that’s not the “Scientology-Affiliated Dissemination & Distribution Center” or the “Scientology-Related Dissemination & Distribution Center.”

No, it’s the “Scientology Dissemination & Distribution Center.” And take a look at what the center is disseminating, capture in a photo on Scientology’s own website…

 
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And yes, please note their own caption:

The superwide-format printer and banner welder can create banners large enough to span the face of high-rise buildings, for broadscale dissemination of Church-sponsored social betterment campaigns, such as the Truth About Drugs program.

And of course it’s Scientology’s own superduper printing facility that prints up the booklets that get handed out by Foundation for a Drug-Free World. Because Foundation for a Drug-Free World is Scientology.

Meanwhile, Scientology’s own website made it pretty clear who was behind Foundation for a Drug-Free World when it opened up a storefront for the Foundation in its spiritual mecca in Clearwater

 
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Glamorous Meghan Fialkoff in New York and other Foundation members around the world pretend that they’re not working for Scientology as they hand out this stuff by the truckload, doing their best to make the public think L. Ron Hubbard was some kind of anti-drug genius, part of a broader campaign to get people interested in Scientology itself. And only when a disillusioned Scientologist finally leaves do they learn that Hubbard was a drug addict who didn’t understand the first thing about drug rehabilitation.

But go ahead, LA Sheriff’s office, feel good about helping Scientology get its hooks into some teens in your neighborhood.

 
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Steve Hassan at the Steve Allen Theater today

We’ve had some great dates on our book tour, but certainly one of the real highlights was our SRO appearance with Paulette Cooper at the Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard on May 17. Jim Underdown at the Center for Inquiry – Los Angeles helped us with that great venue, and the audience was just terrific.

Tonight, Steve Hassan will be appearing at that theater at 8 pm to talk about the new edition of his book, Combating Cult Mind Control. Get a ticket before they’re gone!

 
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Bonus photos from our tipsters

We’re still hoping to get news from Tokyo, where the Ideal Org event just took place…

 
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And some reports from our man on the scene in Japan…

“I cannot confirm David Miscavige, but by all accounts Tom Cruise is most likely not there. Security is way too light if he is…Main event is indoors, Scilons only. There’s an outdoor opening ceremony from 7:30 which we ought to be able to get pictures from.”

 
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From Periscope video, a still showing what appears to be David Miscavige on the video screen. Also notice the tiny crowd which is restricted to the sidewalk — with traffic zooming by.

 
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Fireworks!

 
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Another update from our man in Japan…

“Tom Cruise was not in attendance, that much is confirmed. Apparently a member of both the Toshima ward assembly and the Miyagi prefectural assembly were there though. Low level local politicians, but still a bit eyebrow raising.”

 
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Sefi Fischer was there. He’s an IAS lecturer and on staff in Jaffa. With him were Jaquie Salmon and Alex Chudnovsky (not pictured here). They flew in from Melbourne…

 
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Miscavige at the festivities…

 
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BOOK NOTES
3D-Unbreakable

We didnโ€™t get a chance to include photos in our book, so weโ€™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.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

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

Sept 15: Barrett the Honors College, Arizona State University, ASU in Downtown Phoenix campus

Sept 23: Cleveland, Parma Heights Library, 7pm sponsored by Center for Inquiry – Northeast Ohio

Sept 24: Minneapolis

Sept 27: Portland

Sept 28: Seattle, Razzi’s Pizzeria, 7 pm, with Seattle Skeptics and Seattle Atheists

Sept 29: Vancouver, BC, Seven Dining Lounge, 7 pm

Oct 23: Sydney, Giant Dwarf Theatre (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 25: Melbourne

Oct 28: Adelaide (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 30: Perth

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 8, 2015 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of LA attorney and former church member Vance Woodward

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

GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice

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
The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill
The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • Someone was looking for this video downstream:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JaC4QHoxWE

    • Sid

      I got it, thanks RM.

    • romanesco

      And so on and so forth, you know.

      • Madison KinSmed

        I’ve also noticed a lot is “Okay”s before a scientwerp tries to shut down a dissenter.

        • romanesco

          Why, apparently (and so on and so forth).

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Happy to have found it for you, RMycroft.

  • adangerousbeauty

    When I first saw the DM pics, I seriously thought he was a cardboard cutout they brought in for the occasion.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      You mean… it wasn’t?

  • CK

    Slappy always seemed to look younger than he has; it finally looks as though his age is catching up to him. Maybe all the negative PR and the disappearance of Shelly ate away at him inside?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Overindulgence in scotch and cigarettes will finally catch up to anyone.

      • madame duran

        I was hoping for intestinal worms to eat away at him from the inside but…yeah, tons of scotch and cigarettes would do just as well.

  • nottrue

    Japanese Guy ” What the fuck is he standing on “

  • Mark

    Who says Cruise wasn’t there in Tokyo? He’s usually in there somewhere or other… (Refresh at the nearest washlet):

  • Cosmo Pidgeon

    Did anyone email this to Ms. Lampert?

  • Graham

    First time I’ve seen Slappy [Let Him Die] Miscavige let the Great Unwashed get that close to him.

  • BosonStark

    Expectation and excitement overflowed at the Tokyo org opening…
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b582/Kkkkzzzz/Miscabitch8_zpslbxuzvhp.jpg

    • Frank Lee

      The guy to his left has a total look of distain, stupid Gaijin!

    • AnyOldName1

      He’s not even center stage. What happened? Somebody will have to pay…… Being crowded by the great unwashed and forced to the expound great wisdom from the wings? What have things come to for the mighty Davey?

  • nottrue

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Jaw-droppingly tone deaf. I am gobsmacked.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Want, want, want one of these.

      The lulz, the lulz…

    • salin

      You know, nottrue, whenever I see one of your posts with the … – rush to refresh. You always deliver, informative and/or funny stuff. It’s like little bunker gifts. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • jazzlover

        I can’t wait for my first Bunker Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • salin

          Me, too!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      This is a free publication? If so, that’s Out Exchange right there. Aren’t they worried it will make people sick?

    • Mark

      Would “Free+Scientology+Prosperity” count as a triple oxymoron?

      • Veronica

        At least the “invaluable skills for creating life-long abundance” part is true…

        • Mark

          For Shortarse…

          • Veronica

            bingo

    • aegerprimo

      NOTHING is free in $cientology.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    I suspect this was shared last night but there’s no harm in sharing again.

    This is Marc Headley’s sister who was banished from the Gold Base and sent to be the “caretaker” of the “Advanced Org” in Canada. She finally got out of the Sea Org and is now a new mother. She remains disconnected from her brother and father Bernie Headley and sister-in-law Claire Headley and her kid’s 3 cousins. This is what scientology does to families. Literally rips them apart. Claire asked that as many people as possible share this so Stephanie knows how many people there are out there who support happy family relationships and don’t support the abusive practice of scientology disconnection.” – Mike Rinder

    F5/Refresh

    • Jimmy3

      Let me preface this by saying that I am aware it may sound troll-y, and that I am an undercover OSA agent trying to discourage people from protesting. (This is a joke, for all you overly serious type people)

      But I have been wondering if anti-Scientology efforts and interblog postings come off as too strong for some. Like it may be difficult for some people to begin leave this mindset and start reading the entheta and not see it as a another group of people just out to grab their mind. Or as a strong challenge on how they’ve been thinking for a major chunk of their life. I know this has been written and spoke about extensively, but I wonder about this woman specifically. She left the sea org, but probably (maybe?) hasn’t left Scientology completely. And there’s a group of people waiting to tell her how wrong she’s been. To tell her how she’s been scammed. She probably doesn’t want to hear all that.

      I know I would resist hearing about something I’ve been wrong about for so long. I wouldn’t even want to read about it. I would do what a child does and cover my ears and close my eyes.

      • Jimmy3

        Probably shouldn’t lead off with the OSA part, numbnuts.

        • Jimmy3

          My nuts are not numb! Go fuck your ohhhh

          This is definitely the wrong sock account.

          • Ruby

            ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Veronica

            ysh… well now it is.

            • Jimmy3

              Ysh, Veronica. Now it is.

            • Veronica

              Bet I can keep this up longer than you, mister. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Jimmy3

              What’s the wager? Every sock I’ve created is an attempt at making people laugh. I’m a real person with a genuine contempt for Scientology. So what are you doing this for?

            • Veronica

              um… er… sorry, I though we were talking about something else entirely. My bad.

            • Jimmy3

              I’m prone to paranoid delusions, because I crazy. I thought you might be someone else. If you are that someone, I urge you to email me. If you are not, just ignore this entirely and I won’t bother you.

              In either case, we can has a picnic together, with sammichs.

            • Veronica

              Clearly your thought processes are far more sophisticated than mine. I (as usual) was thinking about masturbation. Men, socks, you know.

              And no, I’m not someone else. Some days I’m barely even myself.

            • Jimmy3

              Ohhh. Yeah, I’ve heard of that, but never gotten the concept of it. It’s way too uncomfortable to lift my foot up that high.

            • Veronica

              Scientology can help you with that. But for now, put on your Saturday plaid shirt, grab your basket, and let’s have us a picnic! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b12ec424067bfc30fabb4761b15509f3d733e153e0b1223851c29f715ed65eda.jpg

            • arcinva

              Jimmy3, I’m starting a tab to charge you for the ruined keyboards you’re causing me.

      • Ruby

        Sometimes that is a tough call, Jimmy.
        You do make a valid point.
        On the other hand, sometimes hearing those things, that you have been secretly thinking to yourself anyway but never were allowed to really listen to yourself think…are now the exact things that make you open your eyes and look MORE.
        Agreement is a wonderful thing at times, especially if you are lacking the confidence to trust your own instincts…something the cherch works very hard at creating.
        I think there is an entry point for each person and that entry point varies widely.
        Stephanie obvious has a point of family, as she chose to leave and is now a new mother herself. I think this is a good way to approach her.

      • Sandy

        Jimmy – just recently someone commented that they thought the Bunker would be a soft place to land. Someone quickly commented nooooo … Scientology is dealt with here in the harshest of terms and would be pretty hard to read for the newly out.

        • Jimmy3

          I didn’t mean the bunker, I meant the ex/critic community as a whole. The bunker is definitely not a soft spot to land. Most people coming out seem to still revere Hubbard, and here he’s mocked as the fool he was. A lucky fool, but still a fool.

          • Ruby

            Well…for me, seeing the factual news and truth at Village Voice was exactly what I needed. That is something that the Bunker excels in doing. The truth resonates with people and is always good, even if painful at times.
            As far as the commenting community and remarks about Hubbard… at first I did not agree and would simply think everyone has a right to their opinion. I still wanted the news and facts. As time went on, I was awakened to the fact that my opinion of Hubbard was not necessarily the right one.

            • salin

              Thanks for sharing this.

            • pluvo

              I had to get rid of the indoctrination step by step. I got de-indoctrinated by really looking at Hubbard’s ‘tech’ again in a “new unit of time”, handling my cognitive dissonance which had been accumulated over the years to a huge pile and by dropping the desperate “but-my-wins…” and by getting more and more info. I believe that some people don’t want to go there because they feel so invalidated.

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Me too Ruby. “seeing the factual news and truth at Village Voice was exactly what I needed.” I also looked at other blogs and it helped but the bunker was the best for the truth. which when seen, knew it.

            • As an ‘never-in’ the process of de-conversion fascinates me. It seems to be very much more complex than is generally appreciated, and I am grateful to people like yourself who reveal so much about your state of mind around this transition.

              It seems to me that many Scientologists do not so much believe as suspend disbelief due to the social pressure that it placed upon them to conform.

              Some Scientologists venture a little way outside the bubble because their suppressed doubts are making them uncomfortable, especially when they become aware of stories that are playing in the wider world (e.g. the controversy surrounding the broadcast of “Going Clear”). They may tell themselves that they know the things they have told been by the CofS are true – so it will do no harm to see for themselves how the church is seen by the wider world.

              It’s a tiny step – but it could be the first pebble that starts an avalanche.

              The crucial thing is that when they step outside the bubble, they are exposed to another perspective. Hubbard’s ideas are so inherently lacking in credibility that they are impossible to sustain when you see what they look like from a different point of view. This is why the CofS isolates members and demonises not only critics but also the whole non-Scientology population.

              In Hubbard’s time, it was prohibitively difficult to do this, especially if were committed to Scientology and surrounded by Scientologists. Today, you can consult the Internet.

              Tony’s posts provide a running commentary on Scientology from a critical perspective. What is also needed is social support for those whose faith is crumbling, but have no-one to talk to about this.

              I suspect that this is why trolls pop up after posts which may shake the confidence of Scientologists in the Church. They are intended to generate hostility, and make doubting Scientologist think twice about commenting for the first time.

            • Ruby

              Great comment, Once_Born. All of what you said rings true for me.

          • Mockingbird

            Jimmy I found it WAY better here than anywhere else online . The majority of Bunkeroos show some sensitivity and compassion to recently departed exes , while in some other places they just get called names and treated like sub moronic imbeciles.

          • ann ashley

            The Bunker is “just right” for this Goldie Locks because I have been fortunate to have had a life prior to and during Scientology.

            • Jimmy3

              Good for you. Honestly.

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Same here Ann, and it sure helped me.

      • Bernie Headley

        We only want to tell her we love her!

        • Jimmy3

          I didn’t mean you or your family any offense. I really do hope she comes back to you.

        • Sid

          I so get you on this. I’ve left messages of love for my kids, brother, and others of my family. No joy as of yet. We keep on.

          • Bernie Headley

            Same here. I have texted, left VMs and PMs via Facebook. Just have to keep hoping.

            • Mockingbird

              I hope your family overcomes Hubbard’s pernicious influence and is free to be together without interference . When I first joined like many others I was told people only disconnected from psychos like Hitler but have learned in the following twenty six years that over ninety five percent of Scientologists end up disconnecting from perfectly normal family if they stay in the cult . Our families are not evil , just unwilling to submit to the cult.

        • Ruby

          (Hugs)…sigh. xo
          I really want that for you all.

        • Matt in Atlanta

          Congratulations on the new grandchild! I hope you all get together soon.

        • Chocolate Velvet

          Bernie, that is the right way to go, IMO. The reality is, when they are still in, and trying to rationalize the choice to stay in, anything that you do or say will be seen in that light.

          But when they finally have enough and choose to get out, and look back at what they have heard and seen from people they know, it is the ones who just keep saying “we love you and we want joy and happiness for you” who are the ones that will stand out. Knowing there is love and family connection on the outside can be the deciding factor for someone who is on the fence about staying in the cult. The scare tactics about how cold the wog world is, and how much they will struggle if they leave, lose their potency. Keep reaching out, with love and openness, and let the rest unfold as it will. That is my best advice.

          I hope the love gets through — that’s always the best thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Observer

        It depends on the person, imo. Some people do want the truth, no matter how brutal (e.g., Chris Shelton). Others need to slowly ease out of it (Marty). Both approaches are effective for some people, neither are effective for all.

        • Chocolate Velvet

          That is a really compelling comparison to make, Observer, between Chris Shelton and Marty Rathbun. It is so true that it depends on the person — and I think that is because each person has their own reasons for being in the cult and their own level of investment in the validity of the tech and the righteousness of scientologists in general.

          Chris and Marty had entirely different routes into the cult, and entirely different reasons for signing on to the Sea Org and committing their lives to the “cause”. They also had entirely different experiences once they joined, and the work they did for the cult was very different. What all that adds up to is — each of them had very different “hooks” that kept them hanging on to the cult. I won’t get into the details of their individual stories, because I have noticed that one thing exes tend to dislike is when commenters presume to psychoanalyze them. As a retired therapist, that is hard for me to avoid, but I get why they feel that way. I will just say that having had a nice conversation over brunch with Chris, and having read some interesting post and comments from, and third-party accounts about Marty, it seems obvious that the stakes in holding on to Ron’s tech were never as high for Chris as they were for Marty. The support system on leaving was very different as well — Chris had his family throughout, and that was a true asset when he left.

          That is not to say that it was not difficult or painful for Chris as well, when he finally woke up to the fact that he was a part of something he could not believe in and he was turned on by his friends and people he loved. But the impact on the sense of self can be very different when the reasons for signing on were deeply painful or traumatic in the first place. Anything that really undermines that belief for such people really does threaten pain and trauma in the process of opening up to the truth. It can indeed take time for such folks to find their way to that opening up. That is the kind of thing that is very much particular to each person who gets into the cult. Everyone has their reasons and their story. The details there can have a profound effect on what it takes to get them out, and how much they will resist seeing the truth before they come around.

          Every one of the exes I have met and talked with, or who I have connected with online, showed a kind of strength of character that I very much admire. I think it takes a certain kind of strength to get out of this cult, no matter what the details or how long it takes. For the same reasons that someone gets involved in the first place, and stays involved down the road. Those same things become the obstacles to leaving, and those cannot be underestimated. People sacrifice their humanity when they join a cult, and when we invite them to rejoin the world, we must be willing to let them be human. That means allowing for a wide range of possibilities for how folks will come out from under that shadow they have lived with. That’s my POV. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sid

        I think it ‘all’ has to be out there. As a 40+ year veteran I landed on some easier (though not too easy) places of info and then walked to eventually end up here. It’s like a bridge if you will. A bridge that one just needs to take step by step,,, oh, hell. Sorry. Got carried away there.

      • pluvo

        I’m sure she heard much worse about her brother, father and sister-in-law, about their ‘crimes’ and what evil ‘SPs’ they are from the COS, respectively their ‘ethics’&’justice’ department and OSA.

    • Doc M

      and the horrifying stories continue, thanks for the repost iB,
      They need to be continually posted, shared and spread.

    • Newiga

      I hope she gets in touch with her brother, father and sister-in-law. Stephanie, if you are are reading this, please know that you are loved and missed!

    • Chee Chalker

      What a beautiful baby…..and what a loss if that child is not allowed to know his cousins

      • Bernie Headley
        • TexasBroad

          Such a beautiful family. I hope for your reunion with your loved ones and I hope that it is soon.

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          All my best wishes for a reunion.

        • Mockingbird

          A beautiful family – quick my disconnection senses are tingling : Hubbard wants them entirely destroyed and half sent to the RPF er “private religous retreat for rest and contemplation” as Tommy Davis calls it .

        • Mockingbird

          Really , these stories are why yanking the US tax exemption and the blanket protection to the RICO charges it gives is so pressing . If the cult entirely lost any and all religious status it would be easy pickings in court. Then the Sea Org could abandon the US and collapse in America.

        • aquaclara

          Best wishes to you, Bernie, for holding tight to those three little darlings, and of course for being the safe landing for Marc and Claire. I hope Stephanie and her new baby make it back soon. Keeping you all in my prayers, for a happy, healthy reunion.

        • Chee Chalker

          Beautiful baby for a beautiful family!

        • SarahDB

          Just want to give big hugs to all of you ((((((hugs))))))

    • Mockingbird

      Disconnection still breaking up families and utterly ruining lives ! Hubbard’s legacy for this world . He better hope there is no life after death and karma ( I am not saying either are certain or real ) or he is gonna be FUCKED HARD .

    • beauty for ashes

      Every time one of my sisters had a baby I always saw it as this magical transformative time that I was just so excited to witness. This is bringing tears to my eyes. Disconnection is so unreasonable and ugly and destructive.
      I wish I could Claire a hug.(((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))
      The best we can do is create an atmosphere of love and acceptance for our family members to have a safe place to land. <3 <3 <3

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Truer words were never spoken, Beauty.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    “Glamorous Meghan Fialkoff” are three words that instantly give me the happies. Please never drop the “Glamorous”!

    • jazzlover

      She literally makes we wanna hurl

    • Observer

      I snickersnort every time!

  • salin

    More funny/ironic or just plain begging for commentary Scieno ad titles (this time: sfbay area) I ran across while flagging:

    Toxic Test See if you can score better on the Toxic Personality scale than our own TinyTyrant?
    Money Woes We are really, really, *really* experienced with this! Both as cause and victims!
    Relief from loss of relationship, family/friends. Just disconnect – it’s the Ronbot way!
    Get Yourself Back EP = escape the indoctrination and join the Bunker!

  • Sebastian L. Jackson

    Can we pay Godzilla to wreck one specific building?

    • Veronica

      Gamera too.

      • Sebastian L. Jackson

        And Rodan.

        • ze moo

          Hell, throw in all of them from Monster Island. And baby Godzilla too, those little smoke rings are just too cute.

  • Veronica

    In the photo of Dave extemporizing at the podium, what’s the man next to him looking at? Dave’s lifts? The Miscavige Package?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      He’s looking at the Tiny Dick.

      (Did I say that?)

      • Draco

        Yup. Out loud ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Yes you did.

    • salin

      Perhaps he is looking down (as in not at Dave) to attempt not to react to the ridiculous, pompous, fatuous prose being spouted by Dave. Dave isn’t to kind to people who burst out laughing, or involuntarily roll their eyes while he is speaking. *shrug*

  • Frank Lee

    Hey Davey, when they call you a Gaijin, it is NOT a compliment!

  • Sebastian L. Jackson
  • Sid

    Worst Scientology Karaoke Event, ever. (F5)

    • Veronica

      “You can’t leave till you sing, dammit!”

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      “Leep my stocking… leep them! LEEP THEM!”

      • Sid

        You could go professional.

        • HillieOnTheBeach
          • Sid

            That was an amazing movie.

            • HillieOnTheBeach

              Sophia overcame a lot of bad will after her disastrous stint in Godfather III.

              Kudos to her, she’s very talented and I enjoy her very much when she’s behind the camera.

            • Sid

              I agree.

            • HillieOnTheBeach

              My vociferously defended guilty pleasure is ‘Marie Antoinette’.

              I am in awe how she told late 18th century French royalty/early revolution events to an anachronistical 1980s music score… and made it work!

              I can’t think of any other filmmaker who could put Siouxie and the Banshees’ ‘Hong Kong Garden’ to a +/-1785 aristocratic masked party scene and get away with it.

            • Sid

              I haven’t seen it, but you have my curiosity peaked.

            • HillieOnTheBeach

              Some say the musical anachronism is distracting, but after my initial “wtf?!” I came to appreciate iit. The movie also has the credit of being respectably faithful to historian Antonia Fraser’s account. (Unlike, say, the multiple creative liberties taken for The Tudor series or the two Kate Blanchett ‘Elizabeth’ movies.)

            • jazzlover

              Was that Scarlett pre or post Tommy audition? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Sid

              A few years before her audition I believe.

            • jazzlover

              Then the question is: if she had already seen huge success, why even bother with Cruz?

            • HillieOnTheBeach

              Lost In Translation: 2003
              Nazanin Bondiadi fiancรฉ shopping: late 2004 early 2005
              enagement to Katie Holmes: 2005

            • jazzlover

              Thanks for sussing it out for us ๐Ÿ™‚

            • aegerprimo

              Excellent movie.

  • Mockingbird

    Can they send Godzilla to the Tokyo org ?

  • Miss Tia

    remember my vid from last week of the vibrating volvo? well it was quiet with one exception until today…..i’m gonna copy/paste from my FB…..well dv-pos is really po’d at me, he’s purposely talking loud enough on his phone for me to hear “she just don’t like blacks” “fucking bitch needs a beating” “she ain’t got no life” “i can play my amp in my
    driveway”…it’s a shame the cops didn’t catch him driving…here’s how we got to this point….i was out front cross stitching (it was cloudy) and there starts the boom boom boom….i had gotten a reply to the email i had sent the police after i snapped last week and they said to call as soon as he starts it….so i did….i stressed it was THE AMP and he was playing his game of having it up loud, off, way low, cranked…..they said they’d send officers out….i realized i was sort of ‘trapped’ if i was sitting out front, so i put my chair back—had the camera on my neck on
    ‘record’ the whole time; then also rolled up my van windows….i went down the street to meet the officers and of course at time the amp wasn’t booming….they said they’d go talk to him….i said he’d blame me anyway, but could they say they got more than one call though i understood if they couldn’t lie but i said i was a little concerned with
    his domestic violence history….the one officer said they could lie about that…..so they went down and he was JUST about to start HER car to go off to get more beer—-too bad he wasn’t caught driving on robinette as he’d be spending the weekend in jail driving on a suspended license—the officers said they had SEVERAL complaints…..and of course dv-pos was telling the truth when he said it was off at that time tho he lied when he said he hadn’t had it loud and was trying to be “respectful” (he really needs to learn the definition of “respect”)….so the officers leave and i’m in the back yard watering…..i hear the side door SLAM…..then i hear the door again and i hear him—though i know the camera didn’t pick it up over the hose and i didn’t want to turn off my hose (cuz he’d hear no water)—he was pacing in the driveway calling me a fucking bitch….then he went BACK into the house and i locked my back gate (i didn’t water the driveway stuff or up front) and i waited til i heard a car door—since i knew the cops had caught him while he was going on a beer run—and i went to the window and yeah, he was driving, shame he wasn’t picked up—-and he went SPEEDING off down the street…..i ran out and shut off my hose…..then let the dogs out real quick…..now he’s in the car having loud conversations with his buddies about me…..so because i–and others—don’t like our houses vibrating we’re racist? um, okay….well OF COURSE i need a beating, cuz in his little mind i “deserve it”….as far as i am aware, i do have a life—crime free too! gee, he has a great life, dealing drugs, drinking 25 ounce cans of beer all day long, beating up darcella, running the streets with his “bitch”…that’s quite enviable ….and no, you canNOT play your amp in ‘your’ driveway–least he didn’t try the ‘america’ argument with the cops….and if the summit county probation department ENFORCED even ONE of his requirements he wouldn’t be here!!!! i wish to fuck they had an email addy…..

    should be fun when i change the cat boxes tomorrow and take out the trash! i will have the camera ‘on’ the whole time and a phone on me…..

    ooooo….i just thought of haiku about me from dv-pos’ point of view…..

    no life racist bitch
    won’t let me vibrate her house
    deserves a beating

    disrespectful bitch
    i will beat some sense in you
    you’ll keep your mouth shut

    • outraged

      I’m sorry, what a drag.

      • Miss Tia

        thanks, total drag….

    • salin

      Be careful. Crazy can be unpredictable as well as crazy.

      • Sherbet

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Yes, Tia.

      • Miss Tia

        i don’t think he’s unpredictable….he’s a repeat domestic violence/assault offender….he’s obsessed with somehow thinking people should automatically ‘respect’ him and that somehow he can do whatever he wants—-despite his criminal record showing that he gets caught time and time again……though i suppose what exactly his plans for ME, that is somewhat unpredictable….such as how he would get a hold of me….though if it’s sunny? I am NOT abandoning street sitting….fuck that…..

        oh, another phone call…..now he’s saying all the neighbors don’t like me….i stifled a laugh, lest he know i heard that….i mean my best friend lives around the corner….i’m the unelected ‘go to’ person for everyone around here for complaints, gossip, etc…..he has no clue that all the neighbors know his criminal history….though i have a couple more counties to check and i suspect i’ll find a few more in those counties…..he’s 47…..

        Summit County/Akron Court:

        2001 Assault 9/28/2001
        2002 Resisting Arrest 1/31/2002
        2002 Domestic Violence 4/4/2002
        2002 Violation of TPO 8/17/2002
        2003 Menacing 8/17/2003
        2004 Drug Paraphernalia 12/24/2004
        2005 Domestic Violence/Menacing 10/24/2005
        2014 Domestic Violence/Menacing 3/8/2014 (this is what he’s on probation for and I know he pistol whipped her cuz I talked to the arresting officers)
        2013 Plate Violations 7/16/2013
        2015 Suspended DL/Obscured Plate 7/21/2015 (he plead guilty)

        Dayton Municipal Court Records:

        1992 Having Weapons Under Disability/Possession of Dangerous Ordiance
        1996 Public Intox
        1996 Petty Theft/Unauthorized Operate Property
        1996 Alcohol in Park
        1996 Public Intox
        1996 Fishing no valid license (that’s hard core!)
        1996 Open Container
        1996 Public Intox
        1997 Domestic Violence/Cause Harm & Assault/Cause Physical Harm
        1997 Reckless Operation of Vehicle/Driving w/o license/Traffic Light Violation
        2008 Assault, 2 charges
        2008 No DL/Fail to display DL/Expired license plates/3rd DL charge
        2009 Domestic Violence with threat of force/Assault

        Montgomery County: (listed in ‘historical records, so I can’t view the case to even find out the charge)

        1987 ??
        1992 ??

        • B4you

          My good, is that a public record?

          • Miss Tia

            oh yes it is!!! i love love LOVE public records!!! the police officers—when i was down the street talking to them were impressed with how i got his name—-when he first showed up, after she got him from jail, he introduced himself as just “rodney” no last name….which is fine, as most neighbors don’t do that….but i was already side eying next door….so when the volvo showed up, i looked up the plate # on akron muni court records—because if you have a ticket on your license plate you can search via the plate # and BINGO! got his full name and then i searched his criminal record and found out he had just got out of jail, was on probation, etc……

            • B4you

              Bad girl ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Miss Tia

              i think SHE had her mom (thanks to public records i know her 76 year old mom—also has a criminal history—got a 30 year mortgage with $1700 down for the house next door) buy the house to try to get away from him…..BEFORE he was released from prison she got a civil protection order against him…..but then…..she went and picked him up from jail! SMDH……SHE has theft convictions, including felony ones and has done time…..

              i think they picked THIS house because it’s on a quiet dead end street—it made zero sense really cuz they could have got a bigger house, a private driveway and a GARAGE for the same or LESS money than for here…..little did they know they moved next door to the queen of public records and NOT THE ONE!!! oh, SHE drives a mercedes that is worth MORE than the house…..her job pays little more than minimum wage….uh???

            • B4you

              And you used to be a OSA staff? ๐Ÿ™‚ j/k

            • Miss Tia

              never was a sci!! though i worked for one once for a couple months! i could actually teach OSA some skills! ๐Ÿ˜€ (though obviously i’d do no such thing!!)

        • salin

          Yikes. What a charmer.

          Looks like most of the violence is domestic. Clearly has resentment/anger issues, and from what you describe his phone conversations are meant to intimidate by implied threat. But it sounds/reads like when he gets to the point of acting out his rage – he takes it out on the SO (or wife?). What an awful situation to have to deal with.

          Glad that you have a quick connect in the police dept. that you can keep abreast of signs of escalation.

          Sounds/reads like you are doing all of the right things.

          • Miss Tia

            yeah, he’s been with her 20 years but they aren’t married—she’s also filed police reports where NO charges were filed accusing him of stealing things (i love public records)…..i believe all the domestic violence is against her….i think a couple assault were against others—males….”intimidate by implied threat” yep you nailed it salin!!! of course he had no idea where i was in my house and if i heard that….i think he’s still out in the driveway—quietly…..when i go to let my dogs out again, i’ll turn a camera on BEFORE i open the back door and i’ll stand inside the door (won’t go out on the back porch)….my screen door squeaks so it’s obvious when i open it….

            i’m not inclined to ‘stand down’ but today, i’ll stay inside the rest of the day…..that’s just being ‘smart’…..but if it’s sunny tomorrow? i’m gonna go sit in the street as i have for YEARS…..i’m not gonna live in fear and ‘hide’……i’ll charge up camera batteries so i can just keep it rolling the whole time i’m out…..i have golf clubs hid and if i go sit outside tomorrow or any day next week—today was cloudy mostly, i don’t like sitting out in the cloud but was hoping for some sun—-i will also take a discrete small paring knife…

            i know if the regular patrol officer—who grew up around here—gets a call about him, he’ll have a long discussion with him, telling him he grew up over there, his amp has set off the house alarm, people all over hear it, etc, no one is racist against him, he needs to chill out, this is a quiet neighborhood, etc…..

            • MrsLurksALot

              Spray a little cooking oil on your door hinges and no more squeaks. Stay safe and be strong.

            • Miss Tia

              Found my Wd-40 (inside)….back door is QUIET and the computer room door—-the back bedroom—is now quiet too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks MrsLAL!

            • MrsLurksALot

              Yay! Girl power! ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • salin

              I have worked, lived, or lived and worked in challenging urban areas (including several years in Detroit) for much of my adult life. “Transitional neighborhoods are.. interesting.”

              In East Palo Alto, as I got into my car (apt. complex with parking beneath the apts.) had a cracked out guy pop up in front of the car and tell me that he wasn’t stealing my license plate (as if this is a normal declaration.) I had a ‘normal’ conversation … as I established that I wasn’t fearful – but was dreadfully late for work. He waved as I left. Two blocks away I pulled over – and yep, front plate holder was partially unscrewed.

              In Indianapolis, the air conditioner (not a window unit) was stolen from the side of my house in a snow storm, while I was in the house. Lots of stories.

              During that time much of my work has been in urban education. I have developed a deep caution, but also (when folks are 17 rather than 47) and empathy – as life has to be pretty crazy to ‘program’ you to act/react certain ways. Through my work try to connect with your Rodney-types when they are young, and provide educational opportunities that change the self-replicating dysfunctions that are so common in urban (and I imagine – but don’t have experience with – rural) poverty. Regardless of that part of me that is still idealistic enough to keep pursuing that work, I also have lived in these communities and have encountered many Rodneys. Your approach – makes sense. Be on alert, and cautious, but don’t let it shut you down from fear.

              I didn’t see your earlier video – but read someone’s post asking if you had updated. Enough details given to get my attention. I looked through earlier posts – but didn’t find your initial video. I am very glad to read your update – and to have this conversation.

            • Miss Tia

              video from last week with background….when i ‘snapped’….100 degrees out, having my house vibrate on/off for hours that afternoon—-after i had talked to him at length a few days before that people around here, i named names (people said i could) their houses were vibrating also—over 200’ away—and he set off eddie’s house alarm (window sensors) once….i explained people were ready to call the police but were waiting for me (always me!) to talk to him or snap (gee, i ended up doing both!)….re: the sexual comments, in case you missed the previous posts….since he’s been here he’s made sexual comments to me that i either flat out ignore or give him A LOOK or will say “dude”….2 examples, i was squatting too long taking photos of a baby robin, i got up and oh my back was NOT happy with me….rodney was out and called over “your back bugging you?” “yeah, i shouldn’t squat that long” “i know what’s wrong with your back” “i told you” “no, what’s wrong with your back is that you don’t get boned regularly” he got A LOOK and i told him “as i said before i have spinal degeneration, spinal stenosis and herniated discs”….he walked away…..on july 21st (my usual day of snapping but this is the 2nd year i didn’t snap on that date! ๐Ÿ™‚ he said to me “i know you have an itch that needs scratched” since i wanted to defy expectations, he got A LOOK…..

              he parked the volvo NEXT TO MY HOUSE and that’s when i snapped….i was making dinner….i wisely went out the BACK door (side would have had me in physical proximity of him) and until that time he had NO IDEA i knew his criminal history….and he has an obsession with blocking THEIR side of the driveway apron so everyone (including them) drives on my side ALL THE TIME and some of mine apron area is very tore up….i tried to talk to him about THAT too saying that if he put his trash can (filled with crush bud ice cans—400 gallons, filled with bud ice crushed cans) on my side one week, then theirs that’s fine….”no, we’re cool” no we are not!!!

              https://youtu.be/sgclU7DJl3c

            • salin

              Thanks for the background, the scenario of the day and the video. It all makes sense.

              Am winding down for the night, but would like to talk more.

              May peace find you tonight.

            • Miss Tia

              thanks! it was quiet this evening…..we’ll see what happens tomorrow!!! you know where to find me when you want to talk more, and i look forward to it!! i’m winding down for the night too! yeah, definitely had to give background, as i don’t just fly out the back door like that….it takes A LOT to get to that point……

            • Miss Tia

              wasn’t stealing your license plate….damn….i’ve heard of AC units being stolen—they scrap them….

              yeah, i would have much empathy for a 17 year old….in some respects i DO feel SAD for rodney—i mean his whole life is just beating people up and driving under suspension and dealing drugs and drinking all day…..oh, and sometimes cruising with his “bitch”…that’s just sad….he has had a plethora of opportunities to change his life and hasn’t….

            • salin

              Exactly. What you have turned up from public records is so sad – for both him (how to get out of this pathetic repetitive loop), and more so for his “bitch”, who gets the brunt of his violence, and who is somehow swept into a vortex which is so warped that safely extricating herself seems impossible.

              But having a sense of empathy for the craziness does not change that interactions from the outside with that crazy loop (per your current situation) can be traumatic, unstable, and dangerous. It sounds like you already know this, but I reiterate what I said before: be careful.

            • Miss Tia

              well he calls HER his “old lady”…..his “bitch” is his side piece who his “old lady” doesn’t know about…..i bet he beats his “bitch” too, cuz why turn off his charm?

              yeah, i’ll be careful—without hiding in my house…..i have an older olympus and i wish i had a battery for it that would hold a charge cuz it’d be perfect to put in the window above my door on ‘video’ when i went outside—it could go for a couple hours…..i gotta order a couple batteries for that…..

              ghetto security cameras!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Frodis73

      I know it goes w/out saying, but this guy makes me nervous. Like the vast majority of men that like to beat up women, he is probably intimidated by you because you had the nerve and the balls to tell him NO. However, there are those few that really just don’t care though and he may be one of them. I hate that you are dealing with this as I have been there before. I hope the cops can catch him…not sure how APD is, but if they start getting a lot of calls from a certain area/house, the CPD (well, *some* of them) will drive through more often to keep an eye on things. Be safe.

      • Miss Tia

        the officer who regular patrols—and who replied to my email—-grew up in the this neighbor, actually in eddie’s house, his mom owns it and is eddie’s landlady…..he said if there’s enough calls about the amp they can clear the house as a ‘nuisance’ which adds a fine to the property taxes….they are also looking to catch rodney driving too…..this area has been very quiet and CRIME FREE for 3 years and it needs to stay that way…..the APD will do all they can to ensure that….they can’t enforce probation requirements though…..i am holding summit county probation department responsible for most of this shit…..

        yeah, how DARE a woman “disrespect” him like i did last week….i bet i was the first one who ever did that…..and gee, i told him i would call the cops and I DID…..

        i don’t usually booby trap my side door til i go to bed, but i booby trapped it already today!! back door is open though—he’d have to jump the fence and i’d have time to get down there and the dogs are there…..

    • Frodis73

      Oh yeah, the guy I had to deal with also thought it was all about race. No, I just like to have the windows open or go outside when it’s f’n nice outside…and since that is like hardly ever in Ohio, I want to be able to do it when i can dammit! This is bringing back so many memories…I so empathize. BTW, my guy had a record too and they were all involved in some kind of car theft ring.

      • Miss Tia

        that’s like a default argument with some people….oh you’re a racist if you don’t want your house to vibrate, or you don’t want drug dealing in your neighborhood, etc….i don’t care what color you are—-you vibrate my house i have a fucking problem…..and you know rodney tried to claim once that eddie (who is half black) was totally white….i told that to eddie and he said that was news to him and he wondered how having a black dad and white mom and how he had an afro made him totally white…..i think rodney just has MAJOR issues and he’s an example of the prisons do NOTHING for people while they’re in there….since he keeps offending the same things again and again…..and he has some race issues methinks…..

        • Frodis73

          It’s so great being a dog owner when you have somebody that might mess with you! Glad to hear you have a booby trap thing. I have something of an early warning setup at my backdoor that hopefully makes a lot of noise if anything happens.
          I’m glad that the cops are very aware of the whole story–that helps. It’s such BS that probation isn’t more on top of this. I assume this guy is a renter? Do you know the owner? That can be of help unless they are the absent/who cares kind.
          Lol about the Eddi thing. Hey, with the way they can screen DNA for all the F he knows you might have black in your background. I agree he may have some issues in that area…and the prisons do not help with that at all. Or with anything else for that matter. Don’t even get me going on prison reform. Hot topic and this country is not only doing everything assbackwards, the system itself is racist…among a million other problems starting with the justice system in general.
          Hang in there girl…he seems like he gets busted a lot…it’s just a matter of time…for your sake I hope it is soon!!

          • Miss Tia

            in one of my comments on this thread—i go into the who owns the house, i think it’s under his list of offenses—don’t wanna retype as i need to be able to x-stitch ๐Ÿ˜€

            probation is gonna fucking be dealing with ME come monday morning….i might just march down there and request to meet the director…..not even joking…..

            i know i’m half greek…..yeah, eddie, all white….DAFUQ? eddie & me in 2012…..(easier to post twitter link as pic is too large)…yep…he’s pure white….HAH!!

            https://twitter.com/misstia/status/507706942836715521

            • beauty for ashes

              Omg how adorable are you two?

            • Miss Tia

              oh, eddie always wants it pointed out his arm is no longer purple! he had to wear a sleeve 23/7 in 2012 cuz he had to get skin grafts after being burned…..

            • beauty for ashes

              Tell Eddie, I knew it was a sleeve. He still looks cool with it though!

            • Miss Tia

              he always likes that pointed out, so i’d be remiss if i didn’t! not that he’d know that i didn’t, but i would know!!

            • Kay

              Cute pic !!

            • Frodis73

              You look so much like my friend Candace in this pic.

            • Miss Tia

              please tell me Candace didn’t go to KSU…..i remember a Candace being around, but can’t place what group….i think with Janice…..

        • jazzlover

          It’s called playing the race card. And yes, it still happens all the time unfortunately. Until generation after generation stops teaching it to their children, it will never end. It is a very odd way to express self-entitlement.

          • Eileen

            All the time? That is a pretty broad statement. It happens sometimes, by some people.

            • jazzlover

              Correct. Hyperbole and generalization not good.

          • Miss Tia

            yeah, i guess when you feel you can/should be able to do whatever you want and woe betide anyone try to stop/oppress you, it’s a good time to declare “racism”…..expressing self-entitlement—-yep, that’s it, at least in rodney’s case…..i’m a black man and i can/will do whatever i want……

            • jazzlover

              It runs deeper than that.

            • Miss Tia

              yes it does….i was just typing quickly as i’m hungroy…..i think the whole country should have to have a massive history lesson on race, african american history and racism…..though i doubt that would help some people…..

            • Frodis73

              I agree and they should also have to take African history too, because its all tied together. Plus, I am sick of the racists that throw out the line about how the tribes sold blacks to the colonies and they had slaves as some kind of defense and/or excuse for what America did.

    • jazzlover

      I’m hoping that you have a couple of rather large male friends that you could at least use to show him that he can’t get away with threatening you.

      • Miss Tia

        nope i do not…..rather on my own in that respect…..he’ll learn, you don’t do shit like that around here and i will not be intimidated…..i lived in fear my whole childhood, i’ll be damned i live in fear now…..

        everytime i go out the door or let the dogs out i will have a camera running….if he’s dumb enough to say/yell something i hope it’s a threat and i hope the camera picks it up cuz i can then call the police and file charges against him……i know that’ll make him MADDER but fuck that….right now anything would…..and then i could get a protection order……

        • jazzlover

          My heart goes out to you. I’m not implying that you should live in fear. But it can’t be easy hearing him mouth off to people about you in that way. All I’m saying is that a sly wink and a little show of might can go a long way with cowards like him. Unfortunately, that is the language he best understands. I’m sure that you don’t want to have to keep carrying a camera around and tip-toeing around your property. There’s gotta be a better way. I’ll let you know if I think of one.

          • Frodis73

            Wait! A sly wink and a show of what? This guy has already harassed her in a sexual way…that is NOT a good idea. I hope I read that wrong…

            • jazzlover

              A “sly wink” as in, “I got my goons. Toe the line or else”. There was no inference of anything sexual. Sorry for the confusion. I’m a New Yawka, who has unfortunately gotten to see some of the Mafia’s tactics in action, so I just assumed that everybody would get what I was trying to say.

            • Frodis73

              Whew! Cool, just checking. Lol.

            • Miss Tia

              i got what you meant…..speaking of the mafia, totally OT, a kid i went to jr. high with ended up in the witness protection program cuz he dad turned state’s evidence on the chicago mafia….yeah, totally OT of my already OT topic…..but who the hell knows someone who went into the witness protection program?? and we don’t ‘officially’ know this…..his dad was busted for a massive amount of coke—the DEA even removed the WINDOWS from the house as coke was stashed in the window frames….it was front page of the local paper….he (i will never publicly type his name, nor will any one else who went to school with him) never came back to school and we heard they moved somewhere….well years later, someone went to the paper’s office to look up that front page again…..IT WAS GONE—from the paper’s archives, GONE…..every mention of the dad, charges, extradition to chicago, GONE…..no one at the paper had worked back then so they didn’t know……she went to the jr. high and one of our classmates worked there…..yes, not legal, but she went to look up his file to see where he moved too cuz they had been best friends and she never saw him after his dad was busted…..all his school records GONE….he had an older sister, one year older….her records GONE……we all started googling……the ONLY thing we found was a one line court docket (well i found it as i do court records usually) with the dad’s name and no other info on it……someone asked a friend they knew that worked at the justice department and they said, off the record, that in that year there was one man who turned in a lot of evidence against the chicago mafia and the family was placed in the witness protection program……and he had all that coke, as apparently he was helping to run it along the I-80 corridor from Chicago to Nebraska……

            • jazzlover

              That’s some heavy stuff. The mafia was one of the biggest paradoxes I can think of in modern society. To the elderly, they were angels, capable of the highest level of “old world” respect. I had an aunt who lived her whole life in Little Italy in downtown Manhattan. She claimed they were the nicest gentlemen alive. LOL. I couldn’t bring myself to burst her bubble ๐Ÿ™‚

              I grew up in Queens. One of my friend’s fathers used to go to work every morning dressed in the typical pinstripe suit — by limousine ๐Ÿ™‚ Like clockwork, the same limo used to drop him back at home at 3:30 every day. Nobody could figure out what the hell was going on. One day, I dared to ask my friend what his father did. “Sanitation” was the answer. In my head, the obvious question was “who goes to a sanitation job dressed in a suit every day?” When I told my parents this story, they just laughed ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Miss Tia

              “sanitation” !!! oh that’s funny! I bet he did ‘take out the trash’ though!! the mafia did indeed have old world respect down pat, and if you were one of their ‘people’ or neighbor, etc you were protected, taken care of, etc….yeah, even if you had told your aunt, i bet it wouldn’t have made a difference…..

            • jazzlover

              LOL. They were all in sanitation. Funny how that works ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Miss Tia

              Dealing with “trash”….in pinstriped suits and limos….classy!!

            • jazzlover

              Hey, it’s a job, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Miss Tia

              absolutely!!

          • Miss Tia

            well, i do USUALLY always have a camera on me—-for flowers, bees, birds, toads, BLIMPS!!!!!!!!…..i don’t like having to have it running all the time–it starts to over heat and if my camera dies i’m fucked!!…..but i think it’s a semi-decent plan…..if i have video where you tell i’m just sitting in my chair reading (or cross stitching) and then he approaches ME, it will show conclusively he was the aggressor…..same way as turning the camera on BEFORE letting the dogs out the back door (and i just remembered i might have some wd-40 in the house and i might be able to spray the hinges on that door!)…..

            you are so right…that IS the language he best understands—and i don’t have a life?? that’s really sad for HIM in his life and i sincerely mean that….he obviously learned that—not justifying his adult behavior AT ALL….

        • Eileen

          Make sure you have 911 on your speed dial.

          • Miss Tia

            i don’t have speed dial—i can/could never figure it out!!! i have the police non-ER # in my contacts, BUT thanks to your comment, i will have 9-1-1 dialed on my phone whenever i let the dogs out (i will be standing inside the door) and/or i go outside….that way i just have to hit ‘call’ if need be!!! THANK YOU!!!!

            • Eileen

              U R Welcome, be safe.

          • daisy

            good advice

    • MrsLurksALot

      Dear God, Miss Tia. That you have to deal with that crap is astounding! It’s like he’s holding you hostage in your own space. The cops seem to be trying to help, but there is only so much they can do when not there 24/7. Were your able to contact his parole officer? Have you video documented his drinking and speeding, so you can show him/her? I just can’t believe you have to live with this……do you have a neighborhood watch group? If so, can you call a meeting to discuss this blight to your neighborhood? Would any news channel or papers in your area cover a story such as this? I’m so angry for you. Arghhhh!

      • Miss Tia

        no, i can’t reach his parole officer, so i’m going over HER head and just will be deal with the head of the parole department….if they’re dicks, i hope they’re not–but i like to ‘be prepared’—-i already know who to contact over their heads, whom i might contact ANYWAY, and that’s the state department of corrections…….how the hell he’s gotten away with drinking and smoking pot—when both are prohibited on his judicial release/community control—i have no idea….as i’ve said before, i WILL give the probation department a pass when it comes to where he lives cuz 1) unless someone is a sex offender they cannot physically check out someone’s address and 2) his victim keeps letting him back and even picked him up from jail!!

        well the video i took last week shows him drinking—clearly and saying he lives next door…..the cops have to catch him driving (that’s the only way they can get him for driving on a suspended license and that would be his 6th charge, i can’t find all of them, i saw a reference in a court case that he had 4 of them, the time before just a couple weeks ago)……

        i AM the neighborhood watch group!!! everyone expects ME to watch everything (and i usually do) and handle things—and if they see something, especially on the side streets, they call/FB message/email me the info to then pass on to the proper authorities and i always tell whatever place who gave the tip (the neighbors know this)……everyone is aware of rodney and had he kept the amp going longer, MORE calls would have been placed to the police…..everyone knows of his criminal record too…..i make sure people are informed…..

        no, no news would cover this around here…..the news wouldn’t even cover the corruption in city hall!

        • Frodis73

          Just FYI, it is pretty easy to beat a drug test as they sell over the counter things that mask it. There are other more difficult things too…you just have to know or be prepared to test each time you visit. As for drinking, same thing as long as you do not drink 24 hours before you visit.
          I do not know this because I am a criminal btw, Lol. I have only been arrested once for driving on a suspended license that I didn’t even know was suspended.

          • Miss Tia

            they should fucking do a random one…..i have ‘yet’ to get arrested….i always say i hope it’s for something good…..

        • MrsLurksALot

          Bless your heart. I guess laws are different in every state, regarding parole issues. I’m sorry you’re going through this harrassment. We have a great local news crew, whom you can call about stuff like this. They’ve exposed a lot of cons/scams/criminals, etc., as well as shamed city/county officials into action over citizen issues/complaints. I wish they’d go national, just for you!

          Stay safe, Tia. Keep your camera going and make sure to lock all doors/windows and set your alarm. This Rotney (typo, but it fits and stays) guy sounds nuts.

          • Miss Tia

            don’t have an alarm…..have some ghetto rigging…..side door is booby trapped and tonight i will further re-enforce the back door…..i’ll take a camera to bed with me, in case it’s needed…..sigh….such bullshit…..

            oh, our city officials are very corrupt….i’ve done a lot of public record analysis/research on them and my work has gotten passed on to the feds—who don’t have the budgets to spend hundreds of hours researching every single expense on the city credit card and/or analyze/research officials travel docs…..i’ve found a plethora of violations thru the years…..

            ROTney it is from now on!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • MrsLurksALot

              I love it, ROTney it is!

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Please, please be careful. This guy looks and sounds unstable.

      • Miss Tia

        yeah, with his criminal record he doesn’t give a fuck….in that respect he is somewhat scary…..and since it appears he gets violent when drunk and he is usually drunk….um…..

  • outraged

    Why is the press so timid about outing anything Scientological.

    • Sid

      Their lawyers come in teams.

      • outraged

        yea, ready and willing to lie, steal and manipulate.

      • jazzlover

        I thought they came in quarts?

        • Veronica

          in their dreams…

        • Sid

          On the bus?

          • jazzlover

            In acquiescent court rooms far and wide

            • Sid

              It was a little Cheech and Chong reference.

            • jazzlover

              Yes, I realized and appreciated that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mockingbird

      Something about being sued to death ,

      • Veronica

        Or, if not sued to death, at least bullied to death? The facts that some journalists pussyfoot around are pretty straightforward, as today’s post illustrates. Could the church really sue someone for saying that Scientology, Narconon, Foundation For a Drug-Free World, etc, are all Hubbardland attractions? Is it a problem with the crazy organizational scheme? Not all classical music is Classical, not all Scientology is “Scientology” per se? Or is it a trademark/copyright issue? I can see how one might want to be cautious about publicly referring to this particular fraud as a fraud, but it is surprising how difficult it is for people to call Scientology Scientology.

        • Mockingbird

          Google Scientology lawsuits . They sue for decades and even when they lose you can be bankrupted trying to pay your lawyers along the way .

          • Veronica

            Thanks. I get that they sue viciously, vindictively, and voraciously. What I’m curious about is how something that seems as innocuous as connecting a few dots could wind up getting a person sued, particularly since the connections are hardly secret.

            • Mockingbird

              You need to understand that in courts often there is an assumption any lawsuit might have merit. A high priced lawyer with a dishonest client can find a reason to sue for enough money. Courts run on rules , not common sense.

  • Mockingbird

    Another day another post . I will try to tell the truth on this one :

    Pathological Lying: A Psychopathic Manipulation Tool

    http://mbnest.blogspot.com/2015/08/pathological-lying-psychopathic.html

  • jazzlover

    Just happened to be listening to this earlier. Too paranoid? Too unbelievable? In a world where SciFi exists, maybe not:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaZ6cFpgaRc

    Walking down the street do you stare at your feet and never do you let your eyes meet the freaks, The deadbeat addicts,
    Social fanatics, they’re a dime a dozen and they carry guns
    Halloween, every other day of the week
    Living in a cage in the USA
    Living in a cage in the USA
    Holy smoke, somebody blew up the pope
    Living in a cage in the usa
    All around us the rules are changing
    Taller walls and stronger cages
    Nothing is sacred or too outrageous
    Taller walls and stronger cages
    What in the world is happening to the world?
    What in the world?
    Driving in your Mercedes you think you’re safe, but you’re never safe in a world of hate with criminal minds with guns and
    Knives who say “gimme your ride or give your life”
    Halloween, every other day of the week
    Living in a cage in the USA
    Living in a cage in the USA
    Holy smoke, somebody blew up the pope
    Living in a cage in the usa
    All around us the rules are changing
    Taller walls and stronger cages
    Nothing is sacred or too outrageous
    Taller walls and stronger cages
    What in the world is happening to the world?
    What in the world?

    • SP Wogsy

      What is this bizarre music?

      • jazzlover

        Wasn’t that what they called Beethoven’s stuff back in the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • SP Wogsy

          : )

    • Veronica

      Hey lollie-la, hey lollie in a cage!

  • jazzlover

    Since it’s buried somewhere down below, I’m reposting a reply I made to Doc M earlier. He correctly doubted my assumption that Chick Corea had been permanently banned from performing in Germany. However, this needs to be read by by everyone here, only because it boggles the mind:

    You are indeed correct. My mistake. Here’s a short summary of the issues. Guess who stepped in to protect his human rights — that’s right, our fucking government!!!! Seriously. W T F

    Issues in Germany

    In 1993, Corea was excluded from a concert during the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, Germany. The concert’s organizers excluded Corea after the state government of Baden-Wรผrttemberg had announced it would review its subsidies for events featuring avowed members of Scientology. After Corea’s complaint against this policy before the administrative court was unsuccessful in 1996, members of the U.S. Congress decried a violation of Corea’s human rights in a letter to the German government. However, Corea is not banned from performing in Germany and even had several appearances at the government-supported International Jazz Festival in Burghausen, where he was awarded a plaque in Burghausen’s “Street of Fame” in 2011.

    In 1998, Corea and fellow entertainers Anne Archer, Isaac Hayes, and Haywood Nelson attended the 30th anniversary of Freedom magazine, the Church of Scientology’s investigative news journal, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to honor 11 human rights activists.

    • SP Wogsy

      “….to honor 11 human rights activists.”

      Someone needs to word clear “human rights.” Sheesh.

    • Jimmy3

      And they’re absolutely right. You (in general) have to ask yourself if you’re protesting the Church of Scientology or if you’re protesting individual Scientologists’ rights to practice what they consider their religion. That’s what it boils down to.

      • SP Wogsy

        Why? I think it’s pretty safe to say that both the organization and the individual practice the same thing -spiritual, financial, mental, and emotional rape.

        • beauty for ashes

          Do you think that when you were practicing you deserved such treatment or were guilty of those things? (This is something I struggle about all people who come out. I’m not trying to sound accusatory :))

          • SP Wogsy

            My ex gave me a lot of shit for being a scientologist. Looking back, I don’t blame him for being harsh about it. I got into scientology 4 months after moving away from home. It was just a matter of being extremely trusting and being EXTREMELY naive. Did I deserve it? Mmmmm… There were consequences whether I deserved it or not.

            Do I feel guilty for any of those things? Not at all. I never got far in influencing people (thank god). Besides my ex and family, no one really knew I was “practicing”. I think my attitude towards my ex boyfriend and his family was pretty harsh while I was in, but I felt like I was standing up for myself when the subject came up. I think there is a fine line that I hadn’t crossed just yet, but I was definitely on my way there had I chose to stay.

            edited.

            • beauty for ashes

              Thanks for the thoughtful honest answer.

            • SP Wogsy

              Yes. Of course. Now I’m gonna edit cuz I hate being part of a freak show.

            • beauty for ashes

              ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sid

        It’s sometimes difficult to differentiate. The religious doctrines include things like Fair Game, and Disconnection which individuals support and partake in.

    • pluvo

      I remember when that happened. That was mainly the head of one state of Germany who was against that Chick Corea was performing because he is a Scientologist.
      It was a VERY stupid move and it was playing into the hands of the CoS.

      • jazzlover

        But, the US gub protected his human rights over the rights of people abused in his “church”. THAT’S what it essentially boils down to.

        • pluvo

          Pls understand that at that time I was still a true believer, Kool-Aid pumping through my veins. Even then I didn’t see it different than mentioned above.
          By hindering Chick Corea to perform for his fans they did nothing against the CoS. This action was seen in general as exaggerated. As I remember, the reactions from the press were not in favour of the action of the state government but were looked at as censoring a renown artist.

          • jazzlover

            I completely understand that. If you’re gonna live by the principles of the Constitution, there’s no “half-in, half-out”. You either do or you don’t. Standing up for what one believes in is important. The government should have been more concerned with the rights of the many over the right of the one. Ignorant or not, the message ends up turning into: “The rights of the revered famous person is more important than the rights of the plebs”. Not good, no matter how you slice it.

            • pluvo

              I do understand what you mean. But it’s comparing apples to oranges. To censor an artist (Scientology or not) was a stupid move PR wise no matter what happened after and how Scn milked the story for all it was worth.

            • jazzlover

              In my crazy mind, the US gub should’ve at least pretended like it cared by sending in a Swat team to rescue a few RPFers ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I believe the problem was that the concert asked Chick Corea not to promote Scientology during the concert. (He was actively flogging it at the time.) Chick Corea wouldn’t agree. Not your private advertising platform, so cancelled.

        Scientology took that justified cancellation and twisted it around:

        Corea cancellation stirs flap June 8, 1993, Variety

        • Chick Corea is overrated anyway (Waving Hi to THDNE! Ducking…)

        • daisy

          They are evil geniuses, or just very well practiced. I guess they learned from the best. I really hope LRH is roasting in hell, pumped with Niacin.(and I hope it is not a dry heat)

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Reuters Breaking News
    August 8th,2015

    Xenu Cruise Lines: Idle Morgue World Tour

    with our special correspondents, Jerry M. Ander, Swami River & Jerry A. Trix

    Chernobyl Ideal Org and Fukushima Ideal Org will be the next steps in the projected expansion
    of the Co$ REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust.)
    These will be included in next year’s offering – the Industrial Wasteland Tour.
    No need to worry about radiation – asbestos, Kools and the Purif will set you right.
    Antarctica, Patagonia, the Gobi and Tristan Da Cunha are under study at present
    as possible future sites. A Penguin-Diuretics dictionary is being created to assist the Antarctica project.
    New techniques in ice-modelling are being developed also.

    Love Canal is another potential location.
    However the EPA has stated, in a tersely worded comment, that better containment
    policies for freed body thetans would have to be integral to the design.
    The destruction of the spiritual environment of downtown Clearwater
    is ample evidence that these loose space cooties need corralling.
    Sunset Boulevard is severely infested also.
    Aquifers in California are under severe pressure.
    Bodhi Satan seepage may be partially to blame.

    “And now, some of the bodhi satans don’t even speak American,”
    said Donald Trump, before a rush of blood (to his brain) prompted
    yet another Tweet about bimbos.
    Chris Christie said he knew a thing or three about blocking Bridges, when asked how he would deal with $cientology.
    Megyn Kelly said she would talk to her friend, Mike Rinder and get back to us.
    Jenna Elfman was too busy watching Netflix with her new friend, Trigger, to return our calls.

    • Sid

      “Jenna Elfman was too busy watching Netflix”

      Now, how did she pull that one off?

    • B4you

      You could get an internship with theonion.com ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Doc M

    I thought this interesting about Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor being indicted for crimes that pale in comparison to what the church is doing on a day to day basis. Goes to show, it’s always politics, in a perfect world, the church and every subsidiary and every front group would be prosecuted, including individual indictments for DM and management and also indictments for the celebrity mouth pieces.

    http://news.yahoo.com/top-pennsylvania-prosecutor-faces-criminal-arraignment-065709391.html

  • California

    RE: Santa Clarita.

    It is the close to Leona Valley, CA where the proposed narconon facility was shut down back in 2006. http://narcononreviews.net/formal-reports/narconon-credibility-investigation/

    And, yes, there was contact by narconon with the nearby boards of education & educators for narconon drug education but that movement was quickly halted.

    This stuff too can be stopped.

    • Sid

      Good one. I’ve used that a few times.

  • Mockingbird

    Another post cause Hubbard lied so much .

    George Orwell:Two Essential Short Articles for every Scientologist

    http://mbnest.blogspot.com/2015/08/george-orwelltwo-essential-short.html

  • MrsLurksALot

    It’s time for some kitty tech….may I introduce my big boy, Ray-Ray. He’s so cute, he needs two names.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1a09f728ab5fd8032fe44c3306605dc24fb84bcaef2e7ccf7bfd34d4edf7055.jpg

    • SP Wogsy

      Green-eyed black cat. Sooooo pretty. I want! I want! I want!

      • MrsLurksALot

        He’s my baby boy, so you can pet but not take, haha

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I love him ๐Ÿ™‚

      • MrsLurksALot

        Me, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Seriously pretty kitty.

      • MrsLurksALot

        Thank you! I take all the credit, LOL.

    • daisy

      here kitty,kitty

    • MrsLurksALot

      You may not believe it, but this is his Mother. She is a Tiny thing. Her name is Zoe.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/265df42aa4752fc8f2a96ba5086b2a09974351a16fed8cdfd73d1f8d06abdda0.jpg

      • MrsLurksALot

        Why is this sideways? Argh.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Because… kitteh!

        • aegerprimo

          Cats do that sometimes.

          • MrsLurksALot

            They never do what you want, when you want. Just like me!

      • aegerprimo

        Zoe-Zoe is Cute-Cute. โ™ฅ

        • MrsLurksALot

          She’s my tiny girl. When we rescued her, she was pregnant with Ray2. She had 5 kittens! We rehomed all but Ray2, so she’d have a companion. They are Trouble, believe me, but we love them so.

      • daisy

        no stretch marks

        • MrsLurksALot

          Hilarious!

        • Kay

          That was funny !!

    • aegerprimo

      Ray-Ray is awesome-awesome. โ™ฅ

      • MrsLurksALot

        You are too kind, yet so right! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • PickAnotherID

      Kitteh says, “Look in to my eyes…Deeper….Deeper…You are in my power…Bring treats…Now…”

      • daisy

        lol

      • MrsLurksALot

        Yeah, they’ve got me trained….

    • aegerprimo

      โ€œJellicle Cats are black and white
      Jellicle Cats are rather small
      Jellicle Cats are merry and bright
      And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
      Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
      Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
      They like to practise their airs and graces
      And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.โ€

      https://youtu.be/9Mn3gU9aLQg

      • MrsLurksALot

        Jellicle Cats is awesome, thanks for sharing. And, Eliot was right, at least three different names. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Frodis73

        I know my opinion is not popular, but I still love Cats! after all these years. I love the naming of cats and the secret name. So very cat like.

    • Sherbet

      Looks like my late Domino. The spot, hence the name. Sweet. Not Domino. She was a nut.

    • Juicer77

      *chin scritches* Such a handsome fella!

  • Sejanus

    The tiny size of Pocket Pompadour is hilarious.
    Also I so dig his plastic, fake smile.

    Yes he is a diminutive demon, but at the end of the day, he has to smile and perform for his money just like a common street walker. Realizing what a slave the very slave master is, this pleases me ever so much.
    See how we all mock you and know what you are.
    Suffer you little scumwad!

    • daisy

      good perspective

  • “Big in Japan”. For a minute.

    • jazzlover

      Yen wise, bento box foolish

    • B4you

      They are no match for the
      Yakuza mobยดs

    • Sid

      Attempting to safepoint 30 foot lengths of sidewalk one city at a time.

  • outraged

    If you just looked at the photos, day after day, one would think Scientology was a mediocre architectural firm that loves ribboning buildings.

    • Kay

      LOL

  • Sid

    Well, tomorrow I might not be around much or if at all. It’s our anniversary. Mrs. Sid has put up with my bad humor and various peccadilloes for 43 years now. Incredible patience. And she’s still cute as ever.

    • daisy

      I am so glad you have someone to share your burdens. Happy anniversary

      • Sid

        Thanks daisy. There are still plenty of good things in my life.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Awww!! I love love. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs. Sid. Wishing you many more years of happiness together.

      • Sid

        Another 43? That would be nice.

    • pluvo

      Now this is a nice declaration of love.
      Have a wonderful anniversary!

      • Sid

        Thank you pluvo. (Is ‘pluvo’ from the Esperanto word for ‘rain’?)

        • pluvo

          Yes. I live in an area where it rains frequently and people complain about it. I love rain and the fresh, clean air after the rainfall and the smell of the wet meadows and the smell of the forest. Without rain there would be very little life.

      • jazzlover

        For anyone who might like some rock and roll mixed in with their love:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrowi4hHz8A

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHXmS-e0RRo

    • jazzlover

      Congratulations, Sid and many more. My folks made it to 55 before my mom passed.

      • Sid

        That’s definitely long enough for them to get to know each other. Sorry she passed but nice that she was able to be with your dad that long.

        • jazzlover

          Absolutely, thanks. They set quite the example. My sisters and I thought my dad would be a goner shortly thereafter (as these things seem to go). He ended up surprising us with a mini-resurgence of sorts and lasted another 6 1/2 years.

          • SciWatcher

            My grandparents were together for 72 years, and they died within four months of each other.

            • jazzlover

              That’s what usually happens, unfortunately. I seem to recall reading an online article within the last couple of years where the couple was married 80+ years, and died coincidentally on the same day.

        • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

          I hope my parents die together because I can’t imagine either doing well alone, they’ve been married since 1968 and are an amazing example with their marriage. I cannot remember ever hearing them fight – they have to have fought, they just never did so in front of my brother and I, but I do remember how they would work at compromises, and all the funny, quirky ways they express their love for each other.

    • You can always tell her “Sweetie, I have a business meeting, will be late” and hang out in The Bunker.

      • Sid

        Ha! Yeah, and my epitaph would read, “Here lies a man who made it to 42 years and 364 days with the same loving woman.”

    • MrsLurksALot

      Happy, happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more years together! (Raising my glass in toast.)

      • Sid

        I’ll drink to that also.

        • daisy

          Did someone say we were drinking

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            It’s past 5 here and it’s hotter than hell, I say we drink. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daisy

              I have said it before and I will say it again. You are my favorite

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              Awww thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ (your check is in the mail lol)

    • Frodis73

      I’m late, but Happy Anniversary! I hope you guys had a great night together.

    • Juicer77

      Happy anniversary, Sid and Mrs. Sid ๐Ÿ™‚ This time next year may your family all celebrate together.

    • gtsix

      Hope you had a lovely anniversary!

      • Sid

        It was really nice. Thanks gtsix.

  • Jenny Griffith

    Look out! Don’t trust that psychopath!

  • Hope to see a lot of you tonight at the Steve Allen Theater!!!! It’s gonna be SWINGING!!

    • Sid

      I wish I could be there. Enjoy! We’d love to hear some snippets on how it went.

  • ze moo

    The Hollywood Reporter is an important gauge of how much money movies make. Like many other publications, they can be used to measure what the vox populi is thinking.

    “Don’t be an SP,” the company advises moviegoers in an Instagram post.

    “Tom Cruise may not have talked about Scientology in his Mission: Impossible โ€“ Rogue Nation press tour, but the studio behind this weekend’s specialty release The End of the Tour, A24, doesn’t mind using Cruise’s controversial religion to promote their movie, and maybe the new Mission: Impossible film as well.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a24-scientology-end-tour-promotion-812439?source=gravity

    Now movies are using $cieno talk to advertise a movie??? What a happy change.

    • Madison KinSmed

      This is maybe some good marketing – except, isn’t it true that lrh said something about no humor allowed? So, A24 just lost all the billions of scientologists from their audience. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • daisy

        Lrh didn’t like humor, really, I did not know that. He is so comical himself. I wish he could only know his legacy would be that the world laughed at him. I am angry I didn’t start drinking early enough.

      • ze moo

        Lron was the only one allowed to humorous, that is, humorous in his own mind. Sociopaths have to be the center of adoration, and anyone with a good joke disrupts that.

    • daisy

      I am not so sure unless it backfires on them. They said to see the movie ,or any movie. they want. I hate it when I don’t have a forum to spout at these assholes directly.

    • aegerprimo

      Interesting stunt.

  • nottrue
    • jazzlover

      OUCH

    • Jimmy3

      She has an I Am Stupid hat. I want one of those.

    • Jenny Griffith

      Suri has a lifetime membership also. A gift from the corn cob.

      • B4you

        Fuck no! Did he present that?

    • outraged

      so so depressing….

    • B4you

      Thats nice. If you don’t have an abortion, then you pay up! –

    • Draco

      Poor thing.

    • SP Wogsy

      Disgusting.

  • outraged

    Trump’s incoherent mean-spirited name calling font changing self aggrandizing statement reads like something spewed out of DM’s mouth.

    • daisy

      I posted that Kirstie Ally is a big supporter of his. That seemed about right. Two incoherent mean name calling assholes with bad hair. If he gets voted in, Canada will start a take no prisoners war or at least a hockey game. I laughed every time Letterman referred to is hair as that thing on Trumps head.

      • jazzlover

        Speaking of hockey. Startin’ to get a little nervous over Patty Kane? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • ze moo

          I is being investigated for a rape. At least that is what the Buffalo News said. Kane is in big trouble.

          • jazzlover

            This guy was a bad boy in the past. I’m talking Big Ben level asshole. I’m reserving judgment for now, but I’m secretly hoping he gets some. From what I’m reading. Buffalonians are not surprised.

    • jazzlover

      OT story about Trump which might make the type of person he is more clear:

      Back in the 80s, he owned a 50% share (along with the Pritzker family of Chicago, which owned the other 50%) of the Grand Hyatt Hotel — one of their flagships. It sits directly on top of Grand Central Terminal in NYC. One of my friends got a job there as a doorman. When first starting, you work the graveyard shift — no ands, ifs or buts (nothing more political than a union). Anyway, my buddy used to see the Trumps a lot in those days — taking full advantage of everything they believed they were entitled to. One particularly rainy early morn, my friend sees the Trump limo pull up in front of the hotel. Like Sci’s trained to bow down to Cruise, Grand Hyatt employees were “encouraged” to do the same with Trump. Like Pavlov’s dog, my friend grabs an umbrella, runs to the side of the limo where he knew Ivana would be sitting and proceeds to escort Mrs. Trump out of the rain. He repeats the same for the Donald. But, while doing so, he was berated for not coming out and getting him first. Then, after having to endure THAT quietly, he watches Trump take out his wallet in order to rifle through some hundred dollar bills. He then tosses my friend a quarter as a tip.

      • daisy

        If you want to see what God thinks of money, look at who he gave it too. I know that there a lot of atheists on this blog., but this quote tickled me.

        • jazzlover

          Since I don’t know you, I have to ask: is that a good thing? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • daisy

            Since I am not rich, yes.

            • jazzlover

              I really meant: is it good that you giggled? The richness of a person has never been based on how much money he/she might have.

            • daisy

              always GOOD to laugh

            • jazzlover

              As you saw, not always easy ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry you had to witness that. Occasionally I just have to stand up at the expense of laughter.

          • daisy

            I was referring to what an ass hat I think Trump is. Also I have no money so it make me feel not to bad about it.

            • jazzlover

              Ah. See my post from yesterday to get a feel for Trump’s real asshatness ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Frodis73

        I am shocked! Just shocked!

        • jazzlover

          That’s good ๐Ÿ™‚ More people need to be.

          • Frodis73

            I cannot believe ppl seriously want this guy as President. OMG, as if the world doesn’t hate us enough now.

            • jazzlover

              You could have said the same about Ronnie back in the 80s. That being said (and I mentioned this to someone yesterday), you cannot have a “silver spoon kid” in a leadership position in the US ever. Bloomberg as mayor of NYC was an embarrassment, if only because of what it eventually meant for the city and the now neglected middle class and the “in the toilet” education system. Does nobody get this? Does nobody care?

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              “you cannot have a “silver spoon kid” in a leadership position in the US ever.” Uh, ever heard of JFK, FDR & the Presidents Bush?

            • jazzlover

              But of course. I didn’t mention Bush simply because I couldn’t bring myself to type it at the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ The other two were at least able to make themselves appear to be part of the commoners.

      • outraged

        what an ahole. I am not surprised. I lived for years in NYC watching him build his bloody empire. Stunned by his narcissism and disregard for any human planet place or thing.

        kind of reminds me of someone else, hmmmmm……..

    • Juicer77

      We need a contest: Who Said it? Trump vs. Scientology version!

  • Vaquera

    ****Cardone Photo and Video*****

    Consider Yourselves Forewarned
    If you don’t want to see his mug or a vid of him with the harpy, please turn off media.

    The video is particularly obnoxious. I include it only because the background artwork is the same as the background from the Duggan video TO posted a couple of days ago.
    It is not for those with a delicate gag reflex or a hair-trigger temper.
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    https://instagram.com/p/6EVqHaRXFs/

    Cardone video
    https://instagram.com/p/6HnWrZxXC8/

    • daisy

      Identifying with the mob, sounds about right. I still say they are worse if you join the mob you know what you are getting into.

    • Draco

      See? Now that’s polite – giving fair warning so that we can prepare ourselves.

      • Vaquera

        It’s my southern training.

        • Draco

          I have heard having good manners is a big thing down there ๐Ÿ™‚

          • jazzlover

            LOL

          • Vaquera

            100% off topic:
            Speaking of southern (I’ve had a vodka and feel the sudden need to share random stuff. Surprise.), I just received a text from a deep south cowboy friend of mine that started out, “I went into the store to buy some socks and some bulletsโ€ฆ.” Oh Lordy.

            • Juicer77

              XD
              Having some California Syrah with you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Frodis73

      GAG! Glad you warned us. I just had to watch. He thinks he’s is just the greatest thing since sliced bread.
      eta-i cannot believe this douche bag has followers that all want to be him and want his attention. some guy sent him tapes of his band it looks. Like wtf? Like what does GC know about music? Nothing. I’m sure he has terrible taste.

      • Draco

        2 people: each one so in love with themselves…

  • Mark

    My, life in Toshima ward must be dull… the crowd’s still there! (Refresh once more with those clever towelettes I mentioned earlier):

    • outraged

      hahahaha. Scientology never does take root in those tea oriented nations. lol

      • Mark

        Aagh! got it wrong… “that drive on the left” it should read. Sorry…

        • outraged

          The pig in the sky – is he flying on the left?

          • Mark

            Snortimer laughs at traffic-cops…

            • ze moo

              The national anti-monster army would have to be called out if Bumbo were sighted.

    • B4you

      They all came to see TC, and they have no idรฉar that they are looking at DM braging about TP

    • daisy

      so clever

    • ze moo

      ‘Hello Kitty flash mob’ guffaw……excellent work Mark. Given the use of ‘social media’ to drum up crowds for Tom Cruise, I wonder what was promised or paid to get this crowd in place.

      • Mark

        Me too.

      • jazzlover

        A free California roll ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Sandy

      “You know, Americans all look the same to me”

      HA!

      • aegerprimo

        Gaijin y’all.

    • Juicer77

      XD

  • Vaquera

    Vancouver Day Org trying to drum up business via snail mail. There seem to be a lot of these desperate letters popping up lately.
    https://instagram.com/p/6IgmiCF5bV/

    • Sid

      With a carbon copy put into the CF folder.

      • jazzlover

        Using the carbon from all the people they’ve burned, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Draco

        And more trees die. Seriously…why can’t they get with the programme? You know, computerize the fucking CF! Save a LOT of paper, and space. But then again, space, huge empty space, is not something they are short of!

    • jazzlover

      How quaint and old-fashioned! A personalized hand-written letter. They really do care ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      “Hello, this is Yeso!” – who?
      “Have have you been?” – heartfelt concern if I ever read any
      “I have a question for you.” – here it comes…
      “Do you have any problem that seems like no solution at all?” – yes, the grammatical issues with this question.
      “Finance? Relationships? Communications? Confidence? Mistakes?” – OMG! you read me so well! How did you do that?!

      • Frodis73

        LMFAO!

    • Veronica

      Is Yeso just taking a survey?

      • Vaquera

        No idea.

        • Veronica

          Maybe the reason for Yeso’s probing questions came in a subsequent letter.

          • Vaquera

            Nah. Yesol is fishing.

    • Juicer77

      Why yes I do! Thanks for reminding me! XD What a waste of postage!

      • Sandy

        Keeping the USPS solvent. Gotta thank ‘um for that…

        • Juicer77

          Hey, I sent TWO actual letters today ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Sandy

            YAY! When I order something online and they say it’s coming USPS – happy me.

        • Kestrel

          Another benefit of a non-profit status: Reduced postage costs.

          • Juicer77

            But only when you do bulk mailings, which if you’ve ever done them are a pain in the butt. If they have enough slaves, I mean Sea Arghers, around to write a couple hundred of these (enough for a bulk mailing) I’d be amazed.

        • Vaquera

          Scientology is the universal solvent.

  • Tom Cruise showed up in Madrid, but not in Tokyo. This is bullshit.

    • B4you

      Something about timezones. TC likes to stay in PT

  • Draco
    • daisy

      HA HA HA

  • Robert Hammond

    For a good time, join the lively Disqus comments on this LA Magazine article about Going Clear:
    Feel free to upvote your favorite comments as well.

    http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/new-scientology-documentary-takes-no-cheap-shots/

    • Robert Hammond

      More Disqus comment fun over here talking about Tom Cruise and Scientology:

      http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_28608185/designing-life-from-scratch-fledgling-field-is-about?source=infinite

      • jazzlover

        Are you sitting in your living room tricked out with 7 computer monitors again, Robert? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • daisy

          Honestly, how does he do it. I have gone down so many rabbit holes. Oh what the hell I will see you over there

        • Robert Hammond

          Hey Jazz,
          No. Just me and my one little MacBook. You may have noticed that I’ve been quiet all day. Spent the morning grading papers, walking the dog, and doing some light reading. This is my first post over here. I was going to keep a low profile, then I happened to see these earlier articles with the OSA bot comments in Disqus and thought it might be worth adding a response.

          • jazzlover

            Hey, Robert. I only tease people I like ๐Ÿ™‚

      • romanesco

        I’m getting an article about genetics on that link.

    • Doc M

      Robert, Just read the posts and my thought is why bother, you cannot talk to a person who’s reality or paradigm is so conditioned to be different. It’s like I said, it’s like trying to carry on a rational conversation with my dog or cat, however my pets are more perceptive and understand me a whole lot better.

      I read your post, but I doubt pure and real logic, backed by statistics will even scratch their shell.

      • daisy

        You are ruining all my fun Doc.

        • Robert Hammond

          I just like to add a few facts and ask a couple of questions in case it gets into the “reactive mind” of the preclear. It may seep in slowly and one day they wake up and see the light. You never know.

          • Draco

            That’s right – you never know. Keep doing your thang!

      • Robert Hammond

        They are not really conversations, just planting a seed of reality.

    • lynn

      Elle/Fine Fettle…you’ll always see one, then the other commenting on same article backing each “other” up.

      • Robert Hammond

        I know. I like to throw in a couple of facts and questions for possible consideration.

        • lynn

          I was surprised at her lengthy comments..usually she just gives snappy one-liners

          • Robert Hammond

            Maybe she is beginning to think for herself. One day she might just snap out of the trance. Who knows? She won’t be the first one to see the light.

    • daisy

      Went there. Couldn’t stay, Elles circular logic in full bloom. Anyone unbiased opinion would be against scientology ,so I thank her for that. Benjamin Franklin determined to talk sense.

    • Lucille Austero

      Ooh! Funsies!

  • Sydjazz

    Japan never got the memo. ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎใ‚ตใ‚คใ‚จใƒณใƒˆใƒญใ‚ธใƒผใฏใ‚ซใƒซใƒˆใฏไปŠๅ‡บ

    • Veronica

      ใƒใƒใƒใƒ

    • Frodis73

      Good to know there is at least a little bit of a warning in that entry.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Reuters Breaking News
    August 8th,2015

    One injured in defenestration
    with our correspondent, Orpee.F. Vicks

    The Punching Pontiff has been injured in a building collapse near Hemet.
    Apparently he had developed a fondness for British baked goods while
    spying on a book tour in London recently.
    The full extent of his injuries is not known but it is to be devoutly hoped
    that it is nothing too trivial.
    People who live in crass houses shouldn’t stow scones,

    • Draco

      So good – as usual.
      (I still think of you as a girl…gonna take a while!)

      • jazzlover

        Dammit, why doesn’t anyone think men can have talent? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Sandy

          Not that. When Pan 1st started posting, he posted pics and descriptions of his days with his son – all seemed very motherly. Simple misunderstanding/

          • jazzlover

            Without knowing anything about Pan, all I will say is that life’s circumstances sometimes cause misunderstood results. I love and care for my kids very much, often taking on a “motherly” role because I am a single dad.

          • MaxSpaceman

            yes- that’s how I believed Pan was woman not man: the posts of the child ‘all’ seemed as a mom would post.

        • Draco

          Pan just thinks like a girl. And girls get him. That’s a huge compliment, by the way! ;P

          • jazzlover

            Ahhhhh. I get him. Just checked — not a girl ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • SP Wogsy

        I still think of him as a girl too.

        • daisy

          Pan is not a girl- question mark

          • SP Wogsy

            Pan is a man : ) ETA: I’m guessing pan has been posting for some time and a lot of older posters were shocked as well.

            • MaxSpaceman

              Was here when Pan 1st arrived and for over a year, until Toronto, I, along with mucho more Bunkaroos, read Pan as a woman. I even posted once, something like: “Pan– you not da’ man, you the wo-man.” Along that line. Pan never “came out” as a man until Toronto !

    • Vaquera

      Seriously Pan, your brain is an e-ticket ride.

      • daisy

        ditto I am in awe.

    • jazzlover

      Ok, Pan. Gender stereotyping annoys the heck outta me. From now on, we will not refer to you as “he” or “she”. You are DEVO ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nottrue
    • Mark

      Good on Japanese railways for scheduling their trains so precisely to drown out Shortarse’s speech!

      • jazzlover

        Gotta love those foot-bullet trains ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Mark

          Shortarseshinkansen!

          • jazzlover

            lmao

    • Kestrel

      That was a short speech, even with the translation. No confetti. No balloons. What a downer. Thirteen million people live in Tokyo. What did they squeeze onto that sidewalk? 300? Plus whatever was on the overhead walkway and at the side? Pathetic, really.

      • Kestrel

        And as we know from seeing the pictures Tony posted above, people from Israel and Australia showed up for the event. Wonder how many Japanese are Scientologists.

    • Veronica

      Why the strategically-placed tree-barrier AND the big video screen? “We must have trees, of course, because we always have trees to keep the SPs from observing our activities, but we must also have a big video screen, to make it easier for everybody to observe our activities.”

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Wouldn’t you think that the leader of an organization who prides itself on communication would be able to deliver a short speech like this in the crowd’s native language?

      • Lucille Austero

        Snort! You said “short speech!!!”

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Yep, it doesn’t matter how long the speeches are that DM delivers, because they are all “short” speeches ;).

      • Veronica

        I wonder how much sense the translator was making, and if people in the audience thought maybe he was doing a bad job because his translation sounded bizarre.

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          “Blame it on the translator tech”. You oughta copyright that before they do!

          • Veronica

            Seriously — if they’re thinking, “jeeze this sounds pompous, and vacuous, and not entirely like any language spoken by humans,” any audience would be more likely to blame the translator than the speech-writer.

            Shame.

            • Lucille Austero

              They are simply massive fail. Except at taking marks’ money and buying real estate.

  • Veronica

    Miyagi Prefecture suffered terrible, horrible, awful damage during the 2011 tsunami. Maybe Scientology is giving them money for their massive recovery efforts? Perhaps the assembly members showing up was part of the deal.

    • Juicer77

      And I am going to be the next Victoria’s Secret Cover Model. XD

    • Lucille Austero

      No, no, $cientology TAKE the money. Not give. Ever ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Veronica

        But they keep getting non-Scientologists to show up at these stupid openings and smile and make speeches like Scientology is somehow a good thing. I just keep trying to figure out how this happens. One explanation is that maybe Scientology is paying these people, by “donating” to a local cause….? Yeah, I know, not likely.

        • outraged

          My question exactly! but then, there are still people IN who know the score and refuse to open their hearts and minds. People are complicated.

          I bet a LARGE majority of audiences we seen never go again. They are fillers. When I worked for Lifespring we filled our ‘guest’ events with people already in.

        • Lucille Austero

          Yes they do. It’s called “safe-pointing.” They are more with the love-bombing than actual cash, but they are major suck-ups to unsuspecting groups and politicians. That’s why we try to call them out and educate the public.

  • Watching Netflix.

    • jazzlover

      Stay away from the horsies ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Too late.

        • jazzlover

          Neighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tardy1967

    Is it true that Scientology are putting great efforts into Japan and other Asian countries as when Miscavage wears his high heel shoes he is at least a normal sized being even if he cant ever go anywhere and be a Big Being.

    • Lucille Austero

      No. Even with the massively undetectable lifts, he is not normal size. Sad, I know. And $cientology is putting great effort into its real estate acquisition program, not “dissemination.”

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I hear that real estate in Munchkinland is a good investment at the moment…
        Sorry, on second thought even the Lollipop Guild is probably taller than the wee lil’ COB ๐Ÿ™

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      “Is it true that Scientology are putting great efforts into Japan and other Asian countries…”

      No. The great efforts are put into opening financially losing but remote orgs to create an illusion of expansion so the majority of cos bubble-dwellers in the US ask no questions and cannot verify dismal situations abroad other than what Miscavige tells them..

      Also, there’s the fiscal caveat that a religion can’t hoard money. Better to spend it on an expensive, ecclestical real estate portfolio. It’s not the church’s fault if nobody shows up, right?

  • Sandy

    I feel like a dope. I forgot today. We are trying to support a Bunkeroo by voting for her friend’s kid’s project. Forgot today. Please vote for “Hudson Woods” in the Professional Living/Dining category at this site. You can vote once per day (on a 24 hr clock) until the 15th.

    http://www.remodelista.com/the-2015-remodelista-considered-design-awards

    • Frodis73

      I forgot too!! Thank you for the reminder.
      eta-We are doing better…only 77 votes separate us now compared to the 900+ it was.

    • Baby

      Done..thanks Sandy.. when you vote it says something like..” Due to our high volume your vote may not increase number, but will be tallied..

    • Eileen

      He/she is #2 right now.

    • Juicer77

      It’s a beautiful design. Just a lovely, soothing space ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Madison KinSmed

      The server has been overloaded but people can still vote. The tally will update l8r.

  • PappeKak

    Scum.

  • PappeKak

    I say again: scum.

    • anoni81b4u

      Did you just watch going clear for the first time ?

  • Baby

    O/T

    snooping at Rinder’s Idle Morgue came up with a new word for us to use..

    ” Wognition..” Isn’t that fabulousness!

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Ahem,
      It was new over there, not here,

      • Baby

        Oh I am sorry.. well good I won’t have to quote Idle anymore.. ha.. thanks Pan.. Yes very delicious..

        I don’t know how I missed it the first time around..hmmmm So many LOLs around here I lose track..xo

      • MaxSpaceman

        Love HelluvaHoax and miss HH’s commenting on the Bunker.

        • Baby

          Has anyone seen The Dude?

          • SP Wogsy

            He posted pics from Brazil recently . I believe he just arrived there like a week or so ago.

          • Eileen

            He is on a trip to South America, didn’t expect to be in touch for at least another month I think.

            • Baby

              Thanks you guys ( Eileen and Wogsy) .. His wife is from there right? What a nice trip.

            • SP Wogsy

              yes.

          • jazzlover

            Also realized Emma has gone missing.

            • Emma who?

            • jazzlover

              Emma Daoust (sp?)

            • Different Emma. nvm

            • jazzlover

              This is the one from Canada. I think from somewhere around Ottawa. I believe she went to the Toronto conference.

            • I remember her here. Hopefully we will hear from her again.

            • daisy

              I have been looking for her too.

            • SP Wogsy

              I swear I have seen her here and there.

            • jazzlover

              Are you hallucinating again? ๐Ÿ™‚

            • SP Wogsy

              Hey now! But, I mean, I did think her avi was a pair blue jeans sooooo…..: )

            • jazzlover

              I honestly don’t remember what her avi was. Now you’re gonna make me look for it ๐Ÿ™‚

            • SP Wogsy

              Yeah, me either. Lol. Never figured it out. I think it is a drawing? Hell I dunno – lol.

            • jazzlover

              I was gonna ask if you were her ๐Ÿ™‚ (just teasing, as I understand that there are more than 2 women in Canada ;))

            • daisy

              No, we are 2 different people. I need her to keep my ass in line. She calls me out when I am being less than a polite Canadian

            • jazzlover

              Ha ha. Anyone here can do THAT ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daisy

              ha ha, you have taken over nicely

            • jazzlover

              Ah, you noticed ๐Ÿ™‚

            • skiesareblue

              Emma is taking a week’s holiday at Lake Huron.

            • Nice. Thanks.

          • Sandy

            He is with family in Brazil

          • Juicer77

            He posted some pics a couple days ago, visiting family abroad ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Baby

              Thanks Juice.. Yes Sandy and Eileen said that he is in Brazil.. Probably cookin every meal!

    • anoni81b4u

      Is it possible to have a wognition about the word wognition? Its like the chicken and the egg.

  • MaxSpaceman

    OT. (for Outstanding & Terrific)

    Haven’t seen anything this impressive in eons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4uSWtazRCM

    • Juicer77

      I love this!!

    • It looks like my Puma snicker/s, but way more sophisticated. I always though cars should fly.

    • Rear view mirrors? How quaint! Why not just take the view from rear cameras and project it on the HUD? (Assuming that the human is driving.)

    • SP Wogsy

      Looks awesome.

    • Sandy

      Doubt that is real

      • MaxSpaceman

        okay- it doesn’t matter.

        the picture is one of a possible future of transportation. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • anoni81b4u

      Interesting concept. The idea for a vehicle like this has always been around. The problem is the power to weight ratio. By the time you pack in all the things you need to make it work like a car, it is too heavy to fly. In the future this problem will be solved and this will be possible, That is my guess.

  • Some tourists in London

    • Lucille Austero

      So sweetโ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

    • Juicer77

      Looks like they are having a great time, that’s terrific! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sandy

      Dodo – how DO you get such good inside info? Inquiring minds want to know???

      • I probably will get banned any minute now.

        • Sandy

          ๐Ÿ™‚

        • jazzlover
          • daisy

            Hey I do like your taste in music.

            • jazzlover

              Thank you! Admittedly, I cut a wide swath — which is kinda the point. About 20 years ago, upon seeing my “collection”, a friend’s wife said out loud” “Holy shit, John could start his own radio station” LOL, um, no ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Baby

      And That Folks is what Happy SP Wogs looks like!

  • Sandy

    She has great dimples!

    • daisy

      Cute, cute couple. I am jealous.

  • Spike Robinson

    Totally off-topic and about a month late, but the first bit of my report on “S.P. Woodstock,” aka the Getting Clear Conference in Toronto, is up here:

    https://phoenyxrose.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/theyre-calling-it-s-p-woodstock-and-i-was-there-prologue-and-part-one/

    Thank you for Bunkering! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Juicer77

      Do you write just for us? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Spike Robinson

        I write for all who will read! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Baby

      Hi SPIKE did you have a nice lunch yesterday with that red head?

      • Spike Robinson

        I had a wonderful lunch! much lovely times were had!

      • Vaquera

        It’s auburn when the sun shines, dang it. I wish I was a red head.

        • Baby

          Ohhhhhhhhhh I love auburn.. LOVE it.

          • Vaquera

            Only her hairdresser knows for sure.

    • Vaquera

      Spike, I had a blast at lunch today walking down our short memory lane. We have to make it a monthly event! I’ll try to get the pics off to you before tucking in. xoxo

      • Spike Robinson

        It was wonderful! Perhaps we could invite everyone to VT for an SP party… say, Summer 2016?

        • Vaquera

          email

        • Baby

          I’ll be there! Hell yes..

    • Panopea Abrupta

      Bloody brilliant, Spike.
      Absolutely classic.
      I’m clutching my ribs here.
      Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      And more, soon
      Please

      • Spike Robinson

        Thanks! rapidly writing as fast as I can, Pan! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Vaquera

        Your hug was delivered with enthusiasm, Pan.

    • aegerprimo

      NOT off topic!
      Excellent report Spike! You are a good writer.

      • Spike Robinson

        thanks! I do my best!

    • Baby

      Spike… YOU have got to write a book.. I don’t care if it’s about the Cows comin down the hill I would read it. You are beyond talented. I laughed so hard..You had me in the palm of your hand.. I’m going back to read..

      I am just blown away.. love baby

      • Spike Robinson

        thanks so much! I love making folks laugh.

        • Baby

          Just come back more often..Jeeze.. I can’t carry this crowd alone Spike. It is absolutely draining..

          • Spike Robinson

            I’ve been busy working for the slavedriver known as Mr. Jon Atack. Complain to him. Ask him to give me a raise while you’re at it.

            • Baby

              Yeah he looks like a slave driver..haha..

              UH what kind of raise are you expecting? Sounds like YOU are guilty Sexual Harassment.

            • Spike Robinson

              me? never… ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • beauty for ashes

              Does his voice have a relaxing effect on you? Its very soothing and musical.

            • Spike Robinson

              only when he’s not asking me to fetch more cranberry juice.

      • Vaquera

        Baby, now you have an inkling of today’s lunch. Pure fun from start to finish.

        • Baby

          Wish I was with you guys.. good Lord.

        • Spike Robinson

          Awww, you were making me HOWL with laughter!

          • Vaquera

            My contacts were dry because your stories were so good that I kept forgetting to blink.

    • daisy

      Spike I am going to read it later. I am just having too much fun bouncing between anti-scientology blogs. I am really fearful of withdrawl when I have to return to real life. Any tips on how to get through it. They are pretty strict about day drinking at work

      • Spike Robinson

        LOL, Daisy… I usually stick to Cheezburger during the work day, if online at all! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • lynn

      what a Fantastic write-up! Can’t wait for the videos & more of your commentary.
      ETA: Did you find your passport?
      “Don Q very much”…clever!

      • Spike Robinson

        Thanks so much… I’ll be putting it up soon!

    • MaxSpaceman

      For SP Woodstock and Spike Robinson

      (sung to “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell)

      I came upon some Bunkeroos
      they were walking along the road
      And I asked them, Where are you going?
      And this they told me

      We’re going to town Toronto bound
      We’re going to join other SPs ‘n man
      We gonna conf’rence a.m. till ten
      Help a lost one get their souls free

      We are Bunk’roos
      We are Starfish
      And we’ve got to help Scilons
      Back to their freedom

      Say, can I walk beside ya’all
      I have come here to clear my brain
      I feel I’m in a fog in something churning

      Well, maybe it is just the time of year
      Or maybe it’s the time of man
      Not sure of who I am
      But ya’all know life is for learning.

      We are Bunk’roos
      We are Starfish
      And we’ve got to help Scilons
      Back to their freedom

      By the time we hit Toronto
      There were SPs all over town
      Everyone’s heart full of song and
      celebration

      And I dreamed I saw the Regges
      Chiding Scilons for their dough
      Then they’re turning into people
      With compassion

      We are Bunk’roos
      We are Starfish
      And we’ve got to help Scilons
      Back to their freedom

    • Vaquera

      I just finished reading your rendition of the events in the bar on Sunday eveningโ€ฆ.many here in the Bunker will recall that Skies are Blue and I were in the bar, sitting sheepishly at a table ajactent to you and the heavy-hitters, whispering about the gathering of all-stars while simultaneiously commenting our agog here in the UB..

      Was it Aqua or I-Betty who emailed you my sad shout out to look for the chick at the bar in the boots? Everyone was so welcoming. By the next evening Skies and I were sitting at the grown-up’s table with the rest of you.

      • Spike Robinson

        It was I-Betty, but due to the weird setup of wireless in the hotel, I didn’t get it 2 am, until well after you’d left… I came back and looked for those boots, believe me!

        • Vaquera

          You found me the next morning. S’all good.

          • Spike Robinson

            and I gotta say – I ain’t no heavy hitter, just a small-fish “never in” with a whole lotta nerve! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • beauty for ashes
      • Spike Robinson

        quite a powerful goddess there! I hope to meet her again! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Spike Robinson

        and thanks… I always like to know which jokes get the best reaction from folks! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • beauty for ashes

          keyboard kitteh TRs
          Oh PS~ all day yesterday wee were spelling Katharine Hepburn’s name wrong. I found out its kath- ahh, not kath-errr. LOL!

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      What a pleasure to read Spike.You have a great sense of humor, of course I knew that. The first part of your trip was hilarious, but sorry about that. Did you ever find your passport? Thanks so much for writing this up and was fun to read.

      Next is when we can purchase the videos on Vimeo, looking forward to that.

      • Spike Robinson

        Thanks! oh, yes, passport was found and waiting for me, courtesy of the most wonderful husband in the world.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Why don’t these folks have enough sense to keep their babies far, far away from the cult of CO$? Ugh! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5d5dd1bad598a87089fe24f00e0b255c70fd4bebf1eb3d0769b0fcfada78a1f.jpg

    • Veronica

      “Junior High School can be scary, especially if you don’t feel like you fit in. This year, experience how a group of foster kids make their way through the never ending challenges of junior high. Friendships will form and friendships will be torn apart. Come along for an emotional roller-coaster ride as these kids compete for attention at their school. However, school isn’t the only challenging place, as they also have to discover their place within their own home. Remember, they are living in a foster home after all.”

      Emphasis mine. Scientology knows all about tearing friendships apart.

  • Jimmy3

    Give me 2 characters in a situation.

    • jazzlover

      A rabbi and a priest walk into a bar

    • Observer

      Cardone and Duggan go broke

    • SP Wogsy

      No. Last time I played your game, I wasn’t even told if I won or lost. So no.

      • jazzlover

        LOL. Good call

      • daisy

        boys don’t play fair

          • daisy

            Did you get that picture from Tom Cruises niece. Yep Bitches be crazy

          • jazzlover

            bwahahahahahaha. That’s called getting one’s priorities straight ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have heard my share of “splashes” come from the bathroom in the middle of the night, so I can understand that (a little………)

      • Baby

        bawwwwwwwwwwwhahahhahaah .. I think you lost the minute you played.

        • SP Wogsy

          I didn’t even get an upvote for playing so screww Jimmy.

          • jazzlover

            Ok, I gave ya a “pity upvote”. Good?

            • SP Wogsy

              Ahem…yes I feel better : )

            • jazzlover

              That’s all that matters. Would you like a glass of wine, now?

        • ^^^^^^^^^^

          • daisy

            what do these upside down vees mean

            • EnthralledObserver

              Arrows pointing upwards

            • daisy

              Pretty obvious . As Kirstie Alley would say I am too stupid to live,

            • EnthralledObserver

              lol – like we give any credence to what Crusty says.

            • extra upvotes

            • EnthralledObserver

              It’s all about perspective – I’ve been thinking of them as pointers… you: points. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Rules for a happy life #468 Don’t play games with Jimmy3.

    • Tony and Dave meet in the VIP lounge at the football game…

      • outraged

        Tony lightly smacks Dave across the face with his neatly pressed handkerchief.

        • Nope.

          • outraged

            lol. I know. I changed it. One can hope….

    • EnthralledObserver

      Tom Cruise and Tony Ortega sit down for an interview…

      Oh… you probably want at least some level of plausibility, right? Bummer.

      • daisy

        tee hee

    • outraged

      David Miscavige and The Donald sit down to brunch.

    • Sherbet

      Jimmy3 and one of his socks visit the Bunker.

      • beauty for ashes

        One of Jimmy’s socks creeps up to his face like a caterpillar and stares him straight in the eyes and says…

        • outraged

          Would you like a banana smoothie?
          Jimmy replies…

          • Veronica

            Or, if it’s one of his luxurious Italian cashmere socks, “Vorresti un frullato di banana?”

      • Jimmy3 and Dodo can’t find their socks..

      • jazzlover

        Too realistic ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • anoni81b4u

      L Ron Hubbard and Charles Manson at the pearly gates .

    • Veronica

      Vladimir and Estragon, waiting for L. Ron Hubbard.

    • Baby

      Uhm… Jennifer Linson checking out every square inch of Jason Beghe

      • daisy

        yes please

        • jazzlover

          I think I’m gonna need to find Emma for ya sooner rather than later ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • daisy

            lol

      • Veronica

        LOL. I’d like to see her try.

        • Baby

          That is exactly what I meant V.. OMG… Can you only IMAGINE how mad he would be.

          • Veronica

            Yeah, I think I kinda can! I don’t wish violence upon anybody, but if I did…

            • Baby

              Oh I absolutely hear ya.. Plus Mr. Beghe would never hurt a woman. But I would LOVE to hear his mouth..hahaha

          • daisy

            Just looked up Jennifer Linson, I take my comment back

            • Baby

              Hahahhaha She’s the one who confronted Marty at the Airport..” No one CARES Marty..”
              UGH

            • daisy

              I will try to catch up.

      • PerpetualOutflow

        LOL, which reminds me of that photo of you and those giant balls.

        • Baby

          Yep.. I knew that photo would come back to haunt me Outflow..ha

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Carla Moxon and Tony Ortega.

      • Sherbet

        What’s the situation?

        • jazzlover

          Tony talking about his love of star-watching, and Carla continually veering the conversation towards personal alien kidnappings

        • PerpetualOutflow

          Ah, yes, the situation. Find that they are seated next to each other on a 5-hour flight from CA to NY.

          • Sherbet

            Tony would take up skydiving in a heartbeat.

        • PerpetualOutflow

          Or maybe Carla wants out of her joyless marriage and boring, shrinking cult because she’s fallen in love with one of the higher ups in another more current and exciting UFO cult. She shows up in NY looking for Tony because she thinks he and Panopea Abrupta can help her escape $cientology and unite with her would be alien lover.

      • Jimmy3

        You win

      • daisy

        I have been looking these people up. Fun while learning

        • PerpetualOutflow

          Oh Carla is loads of fun. Her husband, not so much.

    • Jimmy3 and Fly2.0 apply to work for NASA…

      • jazzlover

        That’s hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Sherbet

        And the hiring manager says, “Jimmy, I can start you right away in _____________, but fly will have to wait until ________________!”

        Hahahaha! I slay me.

        • daisy

          you slay me too

    • Jo

      Tommy Davis being interviewed by Louis Theroux.

    • Veronica

      Way to rouse the rabble, J3.

    • Veronica

      Tommy Davis and John Cleese doing an updated version of Argument Clinic.

    • anoni81b4u

      Cheech and Chong get high and accidentally walk into a church of scientology.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Jenny Linson, Marty Rathbun, Star Trek convention.

    • Veronica

      Joy Villa, Simon Cowell, TV talent show audition.

      • anoni81b4u

        In This Dress ?

        • Veronica

          Exactly. I wonder if she is aware of any of the various messages she sends by wrapping herself in safety barrier mesh fencing. None of them are good.

          • beauty for ashes

            I honestly didn’t so much mind the plastic, it was the scary nipple tape and bad underwear choice she made.

            • SarahDB

              Do I want to even look for an entire body shot or will I want to bleach my brain after?

            • beauty for ashes

              Noooooo! Just trust me Sarah.

            • SarahDB

              I do…not lookin!

            • Sherbet

              She’s very pretty and has a lovely figure. She may regret the tats. However, she’s still a zero talentwise, and is about the best thing the church can drag out as a celebrity these days.

        • Matt in Atlanta

          Must…….Refrain…….. From……..Trollin……. Joy…. for…the ………lulz.

        • Kay

          Wonder if she just ripped some of the barrier fencing out of Gold Base……very Xenu-y

    • Veronica

      Me and Julio down by the schoolyard. (I’ll stop now.)

    • beauty for ashes

      Why what are you gonna do to them?

      • daisy

        from what I have gleaned .Its good to be wary

    • Jo

      Shelley and Leah on, It’s All Relative.

    • Vaquera

      I’m issuing you a citation for a hit and run comment.

      • Good call, Officer Vaquera. I bet he is watching Netflix right now.

        • Vaquera

          Good ideaโ€ฆSee ya!

        • Jimmy3

          Nah, it’s for a short story tomorrow. But I am about to go watch netflix. Thanks for the suggestions

          • Sherbet

            Is there a horse involved? In Netflix, I mean.

            • Jimmy3

              Maybe
              Do you want a horse to be involved?

            • Sherbet

              No, but Jenna does.

          • You owe me $7.25 now.

    • Vaquera

      Now I know where you like to hang out after hours when you’re at Flag for a tune up. f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/972747bc1d8a16133930e20a3bab646bd97dea452153710b9fc4c27f2be2f9c2.png

      • Sherbet

        Jimmy’s an iguana?

    • SarahDB

      Tony Ortega and Shelly Miscavige sitting down for an interview on tape.

  • Baby

    OFF to watch TV with my hubby and the dogs.. Have fun..kick ass.. xo love baby

  • SarahDB

    As the night shift rolls into the Bunker, spend a moment thinking about those impressionable young minds out there that might just fall for a clever ad on Craigs List posted by the Co$. Join the fight to stop these clammy scammy ads, click on the link below and flag some ads with a Red X! It’s most effective if you flag those ads geographically nearest to you. It can be very satisfying, especially when we are successful!

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

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

    Don’t forget to send Tony some love by clicking on the heart at the top of the posts, and/or sending some financial support his way (he is paying for his own book tour).

    And now…refresh for your natural interlude: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5e8e6120b1a0dd655397460527aac748adadce195ad132ac754476c99fc4689.jpg

    • Sherbet

      Boston bopped just for you, Sarah.

      • SarahDB

        Speaking of Boston, should I do cookies instead of cake? more portable, less messy?

        ETA: chocolate chip?

        • Sherbet

          I think that’s a good idea. No dishes or forks needed, either.

          ETA: Sounds delicious. I like any cookie except ones with fruit in them.

          • SarahDB

            I think it’s at this Chinese restaurant in Harvard Square, so this will be less intrusive.

  • outraged

    Because there is never is never enuf kitty love….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eISR5j7x_pk&feature=youtu.be

    • Veronica

      Sorry, but some of these are very disturbing.

    • Doc M

      thanks outraged, I posted that yesterday and love it!

  • scottmercer

    Wow, that sidewalk is so narrow. It looks packed, but there’s hardly any space there. How many people have to be there? Maybe 200? 300 at most? Even fewer than at the openings in Colombia and Switzerland.

    • anoni81b4u

      They can still photoshop

    • Tokyo is a small village.

  • no on-topic Sunday post but I did update my off-topic pic subdivision https://www.scientologybollocks.com/must-be-amazing-to-see-your-twin-you-never-knew-you-had/

    … also here’s a [kitteh] pic from one of the picture sites I visit.. whilst not that “lolpix” the thing worth noting is that this is the first time I have ever seen a pic at scientology’s expense here

    …and finally a pretty interesting piece on trolling, well worth a read

    http://kotaku.com/10-former-internet-trolls-explain-why-they-quit-being-j-1722649439

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c35fc517979b2a2100374a5868806a217d3a4bc763f893b6647ea9b2bfd79ac.jpg

    • daisy

      Is that the bridge to total freedom, I have been hearing about

      • Veronica

        The bridge to total feline sanitation management.

    • Sherbet

      I really hate it when there’s poop on the floor outside the litterbox.

      • daisy

        You get the funny award of the hour,

        • Sherbet

          Thank you. And I’m half asleep, too.

          • Mooser

            We were forced by circumstances to make our three cats inside-only this spring. Except for some caged-in deck, they can’t go out. They like to go outside. They like to perform their bathroomy functions in privacy in the fresh air. This has always been their practice.
            Now they have to use a littler-box. And they do, and never missed! I would just like to say those are very, very good cats. They could have made things very hard for us, but they didn’t. I better go clean it.

    • But how is it going to get out? You need another one on the inside.

    • outraged

      YOu’re back up!! Yay! Of course the top headline has the words “Cruise” and “penis”. lol

    • Mockingbird

      The real bridge.

  • Ideal Tokyo Org music video!

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

    • SP Wogsy

      LMAO!!!! WoW just uuuum Wow! Perfect for an Ideal opening : )

      • daisy

        She is wearing my prom dress.

        • SP Wogsy

          Ha! That must have been one hell of a prom.

          • Sherbet

            I’d say she didn’t go to Our Lady of the Rosary Academy.

        • It’s a dude.

          • Sherbet

            That was my impression as well.

            • Sherbet

              “Junichi! Stay out of your sister’s closet!”

            • SP Wogsy

              lolol

          • daisy

            So am I. just kidding but I had you going for a sec.

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      What sorcery is this? I see 8 tuning keys but only 4 strings, and he plays like a bass, but doesn’t sound like a bass.

      *confused*

      • Japan.

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          I see.

      • Kay

        I think it’s a “double bass” If you look closely, what looks like four strings is actually four sets of two strings strung tightly together. (sort of like a twelve string guitar if you are familiar with those)

    • Observer

      Something Japanese and very beautiful: http://yowayowacamera.com/banana/

      • Sherbet

        Fascinating, Obs.

        • Observer

          Isn’t it? I love this girl. She started doing this when she was 17.

          • Sherbet

            I love the shot with the green dress in the art class. All that white and then GREEN.

      • Veronica

        Yes, very beautiful. And now for something Japanese and very furry:

    • Veronica

      Why the floaties?

  • Sherbet

    Orange cones in one of the Tokyo pics. I see Joy Villa was there at the grand opening…

    • Observer

      Yeah, the cones covered up too much. She left them because she was looking for something a little less modest.

      • Sherbet

        Ah, yes, Saran Wrap.

    • Vaquera

      ***Warning***
      I’m going to get pummeled for thisโ€ฆ.Princess Joy is at the Manor House tonight. She’s now into waist-training fantasies. I’m gonna have nightmares.
      https://instagram.com/p/6I-Xkkmkl6/

      • Sherbet

        That’s so wrong. And painful looking.

        • Vaquera

          She plans on wearing it 6 hours a night while she sleeps.

          • Sherbet

            And I used to think hair curlers were painful to sleep in. What, does she think she’s fat?

            • Sherbet

              Just think — she has scientology to thank for making her the way she is: bubbleheaded, vain, and ambitious.

            • You give Sci too much credit XD

          • Kay

            Well that will give her major acid reflux….

            • beauty for ashes

              I know right? that’s exactly what I would think.

        • And way too many garments.

          • Sherbet

            For her, definitely.

          • SP Wogsy

            I think its cute. Now if she would just straighten her hair.

            • She is cute and may be talented. I hope she will ditch scientology soon.

        • daisy

          Maybe it will force more blood to her brain.

      • beauty for ashes

        Ohhhh…… waist training is like so six months ago.

  • richelieu jr

    Yeah, Santa Clarita! Used to be called “Valencia” when I lived there as a student at CalArts!

  • SP Wogsy

    O/T Baby Owl pic. It’s actually a vid from fb but I just took a screen grab. So Cute. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4911603d1fc91a516591b1260be75b0acb2527c0ffb154d18757babe577ca48.png

    • beauty for ashes

      gimmee dat owlz!!!!!!

      • SP Wogsy

        They were rescued. I wish I knew how to post vids from fb. If you go to the higher perspective fb page you can see it – recent video. The cutest part is when they are blinking repeatedy and one of them hops because of a cell phone beep. Just so so cute!!

  • Mockingbird

    OT in my study of sociopaths to understand Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige and Scientology I ran across Carl Panzram. He is worthy of several books in his own right . He makes Manson look mild by comparison.

    I may research and write a post at my blog on him as a point of comparison with Hubbard.
    If you want to see the darkest end of human behavior in my opinion this man comes very , very close.
    Carl Panzram The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance
    https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=y2GY1H6tbnY

    • SP Wogsy

      Brutal.

      • Mockingbird

        Yeah, this is for when you are ready to look at real evil. In my opinion Hubbard is even more evil. So if someone isn’t ready for Panzram they can’t take the truth about Scientology.

    • beauty for ashes

      Hey I was just watching this, and Its so funny because its Ronald Reagan.

      acting.
      and it somehow reminds me of Pan’s hitler video. Its my offering of Brain Bleach after delving into such heavy subjects ๐Ÿ˜‰
      and its pretty short.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raPNZc5ehYM

      • Mockingbird

        I can’t take Reagan seriously. To me he was either a bad joke or severely out of touch as president. Many of the actions undertaken during his presidency were…questionable at best.

    • Enturbulated Masterbator

      I recently read “The Wisdom of Psychopaths” by Kevin Dutton. It’s a great solid book but a bit dense at times. Love to read your thoughts on Hubbtard and Four Eleven.

      • Mockingbird

        I have written quite a few posts on Hubbard and Miscavige.

        The following posts at my blog are on the minds of Scientology’s cult leaders.
        The Minds and Conduct of Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige

        David Micavige Murderer February 2015

        A psychiatric view with comments on the Admissions by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1947) April 2015

        Scientology’s parallel in nature – malignant narcissism May 2015

        The Dilemma Of The False Self May 2015

        Miscavige and Hubbard : Contrasting Evils June 2015

        Ron Hubbard’s narcissistic traits June 2015
        http://mbnest.blogspot.com/2015/07/first-100-posts-at-mockingbirds-nest.html

  • Jimmy3

    Everything is gonna be alright. Sell it, baby.

    http://youtu.be/QINvKO4ELEg

  • edge

    Take away the Scientology signs, and that org looks like a nondescript office building you’d find just about anywhere. I feel sorry for the Japanese, and any non-US country that plays host to these orgs. They can’t know that they’re being used so Mr. Let Him Die can satisfy the IRS, and that TC has a place to stop by when he’s in town.

  • Robert Hammond

    Free resource for former cult members: Starting Out In Mainstream America http://startingout.icsa.name/

    Starting Out in Mainstream America offers information about life in the USA today. Adjusting to any new culture can be slow, difficult, and painful. If you are entering or preparing for re-entry into mainstream American life after a long absence, or perhaps for the first time, you may have many questions about where to find and how to do things.

    This book provides practical solutions for people with needs like:

    getting a driverโ€™s license

    finding a place to live

    finding a job or job training

    getting health care

    finding your way around the legal systemand information about broader concepts like

    Abuse and neglect

    Communications skills

    Relationships

    Parenting skills

    Aspects of mainstream culture like music, movies, and sports

    • beauty for ashes

      I think you are something special Robert. Seriously.
      (I could totally be wrong, but I don’t think I am.)

      • Robert Hammond

        Awww.. that’s sweet of you to say, Beauty. Thanks. I just stumbled upon that link when I was looking at the FACTNet site: http://factnet.org/

        And linked to International Cultic Studies Association: http://www.icsahome.com/

        Hope people can save these resources for future reference.

        • beauty for ashes

          Its really good. I’ve never seen anyone find something like this, and it could be really important to have.

          • Robert Hammond

            Yes. It would be good to repost from time to time for under the radar lurkers and newly out former cult members.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              I may borrow it for another site I participate on, which is for women (and men) who have left spiritually abusive environs of the fundamentalist Christian variety.

            • Robert Hammond

              Please do. Would you mind sharing the name of the other site with me? That sounds interesting.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              No longer quivering.

    • What a fucking clown.

      • and distraction.

        • He is like less sophisticated version of Hubbard, in real estate and politics.
          Dave’s stupid Uncle of sorts.

        • Jimmy3

          we can dance under water and not get wet,
          sell crack on the internet, but not yet, c’mon…

          Still, everything is gonna be alright.

          • Dunno. No one upvoted our music vids.

            • Jimmy3

              No one up voted mine because it’s about selling crack. your song is actually pretty cool.

            • I don’t even know what my song is about. I just like it. Hopefully the lyrics is not too retarded.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              What’s wrong with selling crack? (besides the illegal part) The real problem is *using* crack – sort of kind of related story from the archives of My caliente y delicioso past – I used to say “are you on crack?” a whole lot, everything that happened or was said that I thought was stupid and crazy would get that for a response. Until one day, when a friend of mine since childhood pulled me aside and said “You gotta not say that around (person who was an acquaintance’s name).” and I asked why….the answer? “Because he does crack, and every time you say that he gets all weird and suspicious so once you leave there’s no end to the nonsense out of him!”

              Maybe he should have stopped smoking crack.

            • Nice new avy, Pantalones.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Thanks! It really emphasizes the caliente y delicioso-ness of mis pantalones! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus – guns!

            • Jimmy3

              There’s nothing wrong with selling crack. Everything is gonna be alright. Sell ya dope.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Shhhhh I don’t do anything of the illegal variety in my occupational endeavors!

            • Glad you like it too. I am playing it on repeat right now.

            • beauty for ashes

              I feel bad about that. Its not you its metal. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • It’s okay. I hope you will come to your senses one day.

            • beauty for ashes

              My mother says that to me all the time.

            • Is she into metal?

            • beauty for ashes

              Yes Dodo, Yes.
              Nah! But I think she’d probably be pretty cool for an eighty year old woman to love metal.

            • Is her name Ozzy?

            • beauty for ashes

              BWAH! But its a cute nickname, I’ll ask her if she likes it.

            • Just play this for her ๐Ÿ™‚

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0siYUjV9UM

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              only if afterwards, one adds “FOREVER! I’m moving in and never leaving! And I won’t help out with the bills or pay rent either!”

            • beauty for ashes

              Some moms would love that!

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Perhaps. I like to see how far I can push things with the answers I give my mom when she asks me questions like “What are your plans for this evening?”

              Sample answer:
              Oh, I was thinking I’d start with that lovely rugby team, followed by cocaine, and finish up with an arrest for indecent exposure.

              The reward is in the look on her face before she says “Oh Pantalones, why must you say such things!?”

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Also enjoy answers such as:
              Group sex, marijuana, and voting republican.

            • beauty for ashes

              LMAO!!!!! I do the same thing to my mom. I tell her I’m going to have heroin parties with terrorists! She now jokes, “As long as it’s the usual terrorists no new ones.”
              BTW, Pantalones is one of my most favorite words ever. My former roommate used to call her cat *monsieur pantalones* , for his fluffy posterior.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              LOL – shouldn’t we be feeling at least a teensy bit guilty for saying these kinds of things to our dear mothers because we’re greatly amused by doing so? ๐Ÿ˜‰

              I started out as “concepcionimmaculada” and then added the pantalones like I used to do with friends’ names (e.g. Megan-pants, or my dog, Molly-pants) but the fella made the suggestion on account of the hotness and deliciousness both in and out of my pants. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • beauty for ashes

              NO! I found a creative way with dealing with what I call my mother’s Dateline NBC way of thinking. In her brain, if I’m going anywhere by myself, I will be in certain danger of being kidnapped robbed or murdered. I found that saying silly outrageous things like that avoids having an argument. and makes her laugh.:)

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              I guess I should be glad that my mom doesn’t watch much, if any, television. She also lives 2,000-ish miles away, so if she were to worry of my being kidnapped, robbed, raped, and then murdered as a matter of practicality she’d have to come up with a long distance kind of solution. It’s unlikely that she and my dad would move back to SoCal – financially their pensions go further out there, their 4 grandchildren are there, they sold their house here 7 years ago give or take to move out to Omaha where they’ve built a home and can enjoy their golden years.

              I like to say weird and off-putting to my mom because it’s weird and off-putting. ๐Ÿ˜› My dad finds it much more entertaining than my mom does, but he knows I’m just being sarcastic. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Supper Powers

              What the mother fuckin shit is that awesome name of yours? If you leave, can I have it?

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              No, it’s mine forever and in perpetuity! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And it’s Spanish for “hot and delicious pants”

            • Supper Powers

              I know what it means and I want it! So awesome.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Don’t make me get my name trademarked and registered under intellectual property law protections! I would hate to have to start suing people! For attempting online name thievery – kind of hard not to sue people when I’m a lawyer, but I do so on behalf of my clients in those cases.

            • Supper Powers

              Been hanging with the folks at Author Services, haven’t you?

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              Of course not. I really am an attorney though. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Supper Powers

              If I ever find the occasion to need an attorney, I will be looking you up in the Yellow Pages under this name. I definitely would hire an attorney with such a moniker.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              LOL – But what about the people who would see an ad/listing with this name and think that it was for an exotic performer booking operation? And then decided to schedule appointments to audition as exotic performers? As entertaining as the first 4 guys in banana hammocks might be, there’s only so many of those one can deal with coming in and taking the time that should go to potential clients looking for legal representation, before calling the police. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Supper Powers

              Fair enough. Just put the name on your business card. It will be a will be a word of mouth sort of thing.

            • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

              I’ll have to come up with something else for the new business that all of this has inspired me to create – Outcall Adult Performers of either gender which can be booked to appear at random places like co$ building openings.

              Just kidding, with so few people showing up to those the performers wouldn’t want to be booked when it’s for so little in cash tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • beauty for ashes

              She will LOOOOOOOVE it.

            • I really do love this song.

            • Me too.

            • beauty for ashes

              Btw no one upvoted my Ronald Reagan, Nazi Smasher video either and its awesome!

            • Link?

            • beauty for ashes
        • beauty for ashes

          Speaking of distracting, I always want to pinch your avi pic’s cheeks. Wish my cheekbones popped liked that!

    • big cat kitteh melange gif

      http://i.imgur.com/cLqqX2N.gif

  • Is this the best song of all time? Maybe. But ONLY if you turn up that bass:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqPNQfqxt4E

    • I like this upbeat funky American music.

    • Jimmy3

      This was scientifically proven to be the Ultimate Song. So your rong.

      http://youtu.be/SSR6ZzjDZ94

      • jazzlover

        Funny guy! I haven’t listened to that since 1976 1/2 ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Jimmy3

          It’s an Aqua Teen joke. Carl says it’s the ultimate song.

      • Veronica

        Please. Antepenultimate at best. Obviously Bohemian Rhapsody is the ultimate, and this is the penultimate:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvKF3WQYADk

        • jazzlover

          I know you’re the resident Queen fanatic. This is my favorite Queen hands down:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDhTumGxB2w

          Listen to that astrophysicist play geetar!

          • Veronica

            Gosh, I hadn’t listened to that for awhile. Awesome song, awesome album. I’ve been trying to think of my hands-down favorite Queen song, but I just can’t do it. Here, then, is my favorite cover of a Queen song:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWiGnRFUbas

            • jazzlover

              That’s cool! Yes, Sheer Heart Attack is the one Queen albums that stands out among several great ones. I know this one virtually takes Freddie out of the equation, but it’s one of my faves and kicks some serious you know what:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bd3V82axhQ

            • Veronica

              “Drowse” and “I’m in Love with My Car” are good too!

            • jazzlover

              Drummer who could sing. What a shock ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Ex-Christian Scientist

            My first concert was Queen! ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

            • jazzlover

              When I saw them in 1980, they opened with this, with Brian May standing on top of what had to be 50 feet of Marshall Stacks:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bf00FoksBs

            • daisy

              ahh Freddy Mercury Makes me sad and happy at the same time

            • jazzlover

              Tip for ya: Stay up later ๐Ÿ˜‰ And yes, I notice that you’ve acquired yourself a ?. How could I not? ๐Ÿ˜‰

              “Scientology computer”? roflmao

            • Veronica

              Me too! (My first real kiss happened while listening to a Richard Pryor cassette tape, I don’t remember which one, alas, so anyway we don’t have that in common.)

            • jazzlover

              LOL. I went for Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can’t Say on TV” ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Well, Richard Pryor on cassette was HOT! ;D <3 (I do remember that… HA!)

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              I remember those cassette tapes! They were Very Funny!!! ;D <3

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Very kissable! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

            • daisy

              Just scrolled down it looks like the first concert for lots of people. I thought everybody was younger than me

            • Veronica

              I may use childish language, but in fact I’m a stodgy quinquagenarian.

            • daisy

              Age has sharpened your wit. I wish I could say the same but at least I appreciate it in others

            • Veronica

              Mostly it’s sharpened my tongue. Not always a good thing. (I’m sure your wit is fine. Anyway, compared to the alternative, it’s far better to think you’re not as witty as you really are.)

          • daisy

            Best band ever- Saw them live. It was the first concert I have ever been to.. It was electic

            • jazzlover

              Electic? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • daisy

              It was the middle of the night here. I don’t spell on no sleep.

            • jazzlover

              ha ha. Spell check is your friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Ex-Christian Scientist

          My first real kiss was to this song! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

          • Veronica

            Good choice!

          • jazzlover

            Which song was the background to your first fake kiss? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              LOL ;D

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              ‘Real kiss’ means with tongue, doesn’t it..? TMI!!! ;D

            • jazzlover

              I’m just breakin’ whatever it is you haz since I don’t know your gender ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Oooh, well I’m a female… ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              What gender are you? I’m not sure the significance, but that’s okay… ๐Ÿ˜‰ <3

            • jazzlover

              I am male. The only significance is that I had to stop myself before typing “I’m just breakin’ your balls” ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to know I didn’t make THAT mistake!

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€ <3

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Elton John! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • PlanetJ
  • Steve Bazemore

    Very interesting video. Worth a look if you haven’t seen it. Includes and ethics order declaring an SP fair game that was written in 1972 AFTER the bogus cancellation of the fair game doctrine

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNkLX9gV4Q

  • Hey, Dave, might as well stay in Japan.

  • jazzlover

    Have to hit hay, but before I go, I’ll leave you with this since the title applies to the subject at hand, the song rocks, and this some of the most blistering Clapton I’ve ever heard:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0KljS1QMkM

    • Veronica

      Balm for those blisters (but with some sizzling glances).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D3Nl1GZzuw

      • jazzlover

        Nicely played! I have always considered this a great song — utterly creepy, but great! It was perfectly used in that David Lynch movie with Nick Cage and Laura Dern. The name escapes me at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Veronica

          Wild at Heart. Have you seen Raising Arizona, Red Rock West, or October Skies (NC, NC, LD, respectively)? All very different and very good. But then this is coming from someone who never thought Wicked Game was anything but a sad, beautiful song about heartache and loss… so you may want to take my movie recommendations with more than the usual grain of salt.

          • jazzlover

            I have, as I am into art that makes me think and feel. For me, music goes a little deeper than something that appeals to my desire to hear pleasant sounds. If I don’t “feel” it, it goes back on the shelf never to be listened to again, or at least not until I feel like giving it another chance. That being said, my perception of “Wicked Game” is that it’s a song that intends to squeeze out every last drop of one’s emotions. It’s creepy only because some of those emotions are ones that aren’t necessarily pleasant to feel. There seems to be a “hidden” ugliness to the song. It’s like that roller coaster you don’t want to ride because you know it will make you feel nauseous, but you have to ride it anyway. In that way, it’s brilliant.

            • Veronica

              I agree up to a point…. specifically, to the point at which you say, “It’s creepy….” To me, it’s “just” heartbreaking. I do like your roller coaster analogy, but I’d say it applies to life in general.

              This is my favorite beautiful song that is in fact creepy as hell:

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

            • jazzlover

              I get the “creepiness” factor with the lyrics there. However it doesn’t “creep” me out. It’s missing that gut-wrenching, painful Chris Isaak way of emoting the lyric, and the other-worldliness/unusual quality of the music itself. Sting just sounds so “matter of fact”, and let’s face it, musically, the Police song does not really stand out like so much of their other stuff does. Am I digging myself a hole I can’t climb out of here? LOL. Let’s just say it’s how I hear the song, and that I accept that you and others might hear it differently. Maybe, after all is said and done, “creepy” might be a word which is not really communicating what I’m trying to get at.

              Leave me alone, I’m tired ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Veronica

              OK… but I’l be watching you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • jazzlover

              ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Mornin’ Dodo.

    • Pierrot

      Morning Dodo & EE

      • Eivol Ekdal

        “…and isn’t it a lovely mornin’?”

  • valshifter

    The plague marches on…. in one of the lectures LRH called Christianity “the plague” but how ironic everything he makes other people guilty of, he is guilty himself, scientology is a plague invading the world.

    • Mockingbird

      There is no irony in Scientology – not one bit ever. Ron Hubbard as a malignant narcissist was driven to pathologically lie constantly. He like many sociopaths was driven to constantly project and tell lies one hundred and eighty degrees from the truth . Meaning exact opposites. For example claiming godlike infallibility and superiority when in truth he simultaneously knew he was worthless, cowardly and utterly immoral but denying this and trying to wish a facade of his hyper competence and unequalled wisdom into reality.

      His fractured mind constantly engaged in doublethink. Fooling himself but hiding the evidence of his fraud from others at the exact same time. Knowing Scientology produces no benefit and having measures to hide this and conventional espionage agents while justifying his acts by pretending to be better than all others.

      He displayed thinking , emotions and behavior that were entirely consistent with his personality disorder and the mindset of a cult founder. Once you factor in the subjects he plagiarized from and the influence he held over his victims and the severity with which they mimic him in many ways as mental pseudo clones there really is no detail of Scientology which is not consistent. Knowing the components and how they interact is the key.

      Hypocrisy from Hubbard, the group or individual members ? To be expected. Callous cruelty towards anyone friend or foe ? Literally standard tech . Doublethink and inability to recognize contradictions in doctrine , emotions or actions ? Par for the course Extremes of behavior unexpected in sane people , like pathological lying , projection, denial, age regression, blind trust in Hubbard, fanatical zeal, abuse crimes and cruelty that seem entirely unnecessary? Yep, that is the essence of Scientology. It isn’t ironic because that kind of mind does those things continuously. And that influences the group and individuals under his authority to do the same .

      Really Hubbard was so twisted frankly it is like he held a get out of sanity and decency and moral responsibility and internal consistency card and always played it. He was the opposite of what he pretended to be and did the opposite of what he claimed and put his actual crimes on others . No irony only patterns of thought , emotion and behavior. Truly evil and selfish and immature and harmful ? Definitely without a doubt. But not one bit surprising when you know what and who you are dealing with. He and his cult are about as easy to understand as a stone sinking in water once the relevant factors are understood. If he could have chosen a different path is best left to others . The path he did chose has been revealed and it in my opinion lacks irony.

      • jazzlover

        Well said, Mockingbird! Btw, amid all the music last night I was finally able to make it over to your blog. Interesting stuff. I had to read it real slow-like just to make sure I didn’t miss a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • romanesco

      You give them too much credit. Hubbard’s dead, and his living dupes can’t invade shit.

      • jazzlover

        lol

      • Mockingbird

        Hey ! I can invade my fridge ! Now who looks silly !

  • Alex De Valera

    “Why is the press so timid about outing Scientologyโ€™s many front groups?” Because they don’t take the time to find out and It’s easier to talk about Tom Cruise. A lot of journalists cut and paste the old misconceptions and they don’t have or don’t take the time to delve in depth into a subject. People like Lawrence Wight, Tony Ortega and Alex Gibney take the pain and the time to find out and so they do. Luckily enough, thanks to indefatigable bunkerites and merry SPs, Things are not hidden as they were and people are realising haw bad scamology really is.

  • cupperhead

    Just one month ago a german TV channel showed a short docu about the
    “Foundation for a Drug-Free World” and it’s connection to Scientology:
    http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/kontrovers/drogen-scientology-sag-nein-102.html
    I belive it’s not easy for Scientology in Germany, therefore they are trying it through the back door ;(

  • We see reporters get into this problem again and again when just a phone call to someone like Mike Rinder or Marc or Claire Headley or any number of other former important Scientology executives could confirm that Foundation for a Drug-Free World, its โ€œTruth About Drugsโ€ campaign, Narconon, and a dozen other front groups are not just โ€œaffiliatedโ€ with Scientology but are Scientology, and they donโ€™t do a thing without the approval of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

    Or how about a quick Google? It takes all of 0.23 seconds. How do reporters not know how to Google things?