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THE LEAH REMINI FILES: AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE ‘KRs’ THAT INFORM HER MEMOIR

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On Friday, Leah Remini will provide a glimpse of her explosive tell-all, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, with an hour-long interview on ABC’s 20/20. The book itself comes out officially four days later, on November 3.

But today, the Underground Bunker has an exclusive that not even Remini’s book reveals: In-depth looks at the “Knowledge Reports” (also known as “KRs”) written by Scientologists who informed on Remini as The King of Queens star began her doubts about Scientology in 2006 and then left it for good in 2013.

In her book, Remini refers to the KRs but doesn’t provide the detailed look at them we’re going to show you today. And what they reveal is that Remini’s trajectory out of Scientology occurred just as we told you back in 2013, when the Underground Bunker first broke the news that Remini had left Scientology behind, and we explained that the beginning of her disaffection came at the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in a castle outside of Rome.

Now, we have obtained Scientology’s own spying reports on that incident and others that describe Leah’s later crises with Scientology leader David Miscavige. They largely tell the same story that Leah does in her book, but from the point of view of her former friends in Scientology. And they are not kind.

As we explained in a lengthy story about Leah written with the help of her older sister, Nicole, the Remini girls were brought up in Scientology by their mother, Vicki, who was introduced to the church by a boyfriend. Leah was six years old when she first began learning about Scientology, and by 12, she had signed the Sea Org’s billion-year contract as she and her sister and mother moved to Scientology’s headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.

Although her stint in the Sea Org was short, Leah remained a loyal Scientologist as the family moved to Los Angeles and she then tried to break into television as an actress. Even as she attained huge success with her 9-year run as Carrie Heffernan on The King of Queens from 1999 to 2007, Remini continued to go to Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre for several hours nearly every day.

Remini knew Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes well, attending numerous dinners at Tom’s Beverly Hills home, and she was the first to report that she’d actually visited their baby, Suri, who had not yet been seen in public since her birth on April 18, 2006. So it wasn’t too big a surprise when, later that year, Leah and her husband Angelo Pagรกn were invited to Tom and Katie’s wedding in November, and were asked to extend an invitation to Leah’s friends Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony.

J-Lo’s father is a longtime Scientologist, but Jennifer herself isn’t. Other celebrities invited to the event included Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and her husband Chris Henchy, and Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, who were dating.

After arriving in Rome they all attended a dinner in town, where Leah first noticed that Tom’s best man, Scientology leader David Miscavige, was there without his wife, Shelly. The wedding itself took place the next day at Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, about an hour outside of town. Leah and Angelo ended up leaving their hotel late — waiting for J-Lo’s security detail to give them the green light — and arrived at the castle about an hour after the other guests.

Again, Leah noticed that Miscavige was there without his wife, and was instead getting friendly with his female assistant. Leah asked about it, and was told by Tommy Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer and a Sea Org lackey to Tom Cruise, that Leah “didn’t have the fucking rank” to ask about Shelly’s whereabouts. (What Leah didn’t know at that time was that more than a year earlier Shelly had been banished to a super-secret Scientology compound in the mountains above Los Angeles, where she remains to this day.)

Leah also caused a stir when she asked to have Jennifer Lopez moved because J-Lo wanted to sit with her. These disturbances were apparently enough to concern both Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who slighted Leah and Angelo and wouldn’t shake their hands after the ceremony.

In fact, Leah’s behavior caused such a stink, after the wedding the Scientologists in attendance did what Scientologists do, and they filed Knowledge Reports with the church in order to snitch on each other. Leah filed one complaining about Miscavige’s behavior with the help of her assistant in Los Angeles, Melinda Brownstone. Katie Holmes (who had become a Scientologist for Tom, at least at that time) filed one on Leah, blaming her for ruining the wedding. And Jessica Feshbach, Katie’s Sea Org “handler,” also filed one. In her book, Leah briefly quotes from Jessica’s KR, but we’ve obtained the entire thing. Here’s what the top of it looks like…

 
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In the KR, Jessica reports that Leah and Angelo caused problems multiple times, from the welcome dinner to the rehearsal to the wedding itself…

A[ngelo] P[agan] and L[eah] R[emini] were almost an hour late for the wedding. K[atie] and T[om] had to be told this as they asked if everyone was there. They both were upset that they would be so rude.

J[ada] P[inkett] S[mith] was talking to Julie at the rehearsal and they were sitting next to each other. Per Julie, L[eah] R[emini] tried to take her seat and tell her to move and J[ada] P[inkett] S[mith] had to say no way and tell L[eah] R[emini] to get another chair.

 
Jessica then explains that one person who was livid at Leah’s behavior was Creative Artists Agency honcho Kevin Huvane (something Leah confirms in her book). Jessica reports…

Kevin Huvane (Head of CAA) said that the night of the seating at the wedding and how L[eah] R[emini] handled it was the most horrible and rude he had ever seen at a wedding. He said that if she is ever invited anywhere he is invited he would refuse to go. He also said that the fact that she and Ang[e]lo, as Scientologists, would be late to the wedding of the century was beyond rude. He was not happy, requiring me to talk to him for almost 2 hours to chill him out and explain possibly what was happening so he did not walk away with a bad impression of her due to the above.

 
You begin to see why the title of Leah’s book, ‘Troublemaker,’ is so appropriate. And we can’t help enjoying the thought of a big-time Hollywood super-agent so hopping mad while a Scientology handler tries to calm him down for two hours. Leah later tried to defuse the situation with humor, but with only mixed results.

Jessica also reports that producer Kathleen Kennedy, who had worked with Cruise on 2005’s War of the Worlds, wasn’t happy after the event…

 
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Kathleen Kennedy said that L[eah] R[emini] and J[ennifer] L[opez] were very loud and rude and she didn’t want to be a part of it. She was very quiet about it and only told me. Again, I defended L[eah] R[emini] and J[ennifer] L[opez] to handle their P[ublic] R[elations] with her.

Julie Polk (publicist at Rodgers and Cowen) was upset with L[eah] R[emini] and Angelo’s lateness to the wedding with how L[eah] R[emini] handled the places that they were seated at the reception dinner. She said that Brooke [Shields], Michelle Kydd-Lee, Tory M, Chris H, Rick Hess and Caroline Hess, had all spoken to her about it and asked what they should do or who they should talk to. Julie said that it was a strange position to be in as she knew the L[eah] R[emini] was good friends with T[om] and she didn’t know what to tell them as she also felt it was inexcusable.

Jessica also relates that the various celebrities she was trying to placate were unhappy when they realized they would have to fly back with Remini on their chartered plane.

As we were getting on the plane there were 2 seats in front of L[eah] R[emini] empty and the CAA execs didn’t want to sit with her and said they preferred to sit at the back of the plane.

 
Interestingly, Jessica tried to give Leah the benefit of the doubt at the end of her report…

I am sure that L[eah] R[emini] and Angelo were possibly trying to solve a certain problem or something, but the way in which it was handled was B[ad] P[ublic] R[elations] for T[om] C[ruise] and Sc[ie]n[tology]. I completely handled each person so that there was no bad idea of them what-so-ever in any way and they walked away with a good impression of them. I spent over half the flight on the way back doing this.

I am including Angelo in the report as he was there for all of it and therefore condoned it.

This is okay.

Ml, Jessica

 
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Jessica signs off with “ML,” the standard “much love” of the Sea Org, as well as the typical endorsement of her own account (“This is okay”).

As we reported in 2013, after Leah filed her Knowledge Report snitching on David Miscavige and the other “out-ethics” situations at the wedding (such as the embarrassing behavior of senior executive Norman Starkey, who was getting too friendly with an uninterested Brooke Shields), Leah was then asked to report to the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. (After L. Ron Hubbard ran Scientology by sea from 1967-1975, his “flagship” was replaced with a complex of buildings in Clearwater known affectionately as “Flag.” The Sea Org, which once crewed his ships, continues to wear naval uniforms even as it works today on land.)

At Flag, Leah was subjected to an intense four-month program of interrogations and other behavior modification exercises. At first, she was defiant, blaming what happened in Rome on Tom Cruise, whom she called an “asshole” and an “SP.” But eventually, after weeks and weeks of intense questioning, she broke down and agreed to rescind her report. As part of that program, she was put through an Orwellian exercise known as the Truth Rundown, which is usually reserved only for Sea Org members. As Bruce Hines explained to us two years ago, the Truth Rundown is intended to make the subject doubt his or her own mind — in this case, until Leah agreed that anything bad that happened at the wedding had been her own fault, and that she simply must have been incorrect when she thought she saw the leader of the church engaged in behavior that was “out-ethics.”

At the end of the four-month program in Clearwater, Leah had spent $300,000 for the interrogations.

And yet, despite this series of events, Leah Remini remained a loyal member of Scientology for several more years, and even defended the organization to the press.

But the treatment she received at Flag ate away at her, as well as what she had seen in Italy. And still, no one could tell her, where was Shelly?

Then, in 2012 another big change plunged Leah into a new crisis, and once again, it involved Tom Cruise.

That June, Katie Holmes split from her husband in a rather spectacular getaway scheme while Tom was in Iceland shooting a movie.

To Leah, it was a vindication. By Scientology’s way of thinking, Katie had been revealed to have been a bad person all along, and one who might likely be declared a “suppressive person” by the church. Leah now expected that Scientology would want to make good with her, expunge the Knowledge Reports about her behavior at the wedding, and even return to her the $300,000 she had been forced to pay during her Truth Rundown at Flag.

Through the second half of 2012, she pushed various officials — her “handler” Shane Woodruff, the ethics Master-at-Arms Julian Swartz, and even David Miscavige himself — and told anyone who would listen that she expected to be made whole on the $300,000.

This was very tricky, because nothing gets you more permanently branded as an evil SP than asking Scientology for a refund. Leah made it clear she wasn’t asking for a refund, she just expected Scientology to realize its mistake and credit her for what she’d paid.

Miscavige called her down for a meeting on Sunset Boulevard at Author Services Inc., the L. Ron Hubbard literary agency where Miscavige has an office. He told Leah he would get her the money back. When she asked about Shelly, he said she was being kept out of sight to avoid subpoenas, which didn’t make sense to Leah. Further meetings with her handlers got progressively more combative until her husband nearly came to blows with Shane Woodruff, who had showed up at their house and called Leah a “fucking bitch.” After another meeting with Miscavige, Leah finally got her check for $300,000, but she continued to battle her handlers.

By early 2013, Scientology’s ethics officers were sufficiently concerned about Leah’s status as a Scientologist that her friends in the organization were asked to file Knowledge Reports about what she had been saying to them.

We have three Knowledge Reports that were filed by Leah’s friends in late March and early April, 2013. One of them was submitted by John Futris, one of the first Scientologists to give Leah a job when she moved to Los Angeles as a teenager in the 1980s. In her book, Leah only briefly mentions the three KRs, filed by Futris and his wife Valerie, and by Michelle Workman, a Scientogist friend Leah had known for 20 years.

Futris begins his report with a little background…

 
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This will cover and summarize the things Leah said to me over the last several months, going back to June 2012. Valerie and I would go visit Leah at her home like we have done for many years. Leah began to tell me of her “concern” and “disagreement” with how she was treated at Flag and some of the things she observed. I had a total of 6 visits since June 2012 — of which 3 she talked entheta — specifically June, November and December 2012.

Futris reports that Leah had been “unjustly sec-checked” (interrogated) following the Tom Cruise wedding, where “she saw COB’s Communicator” (David Miscavige’s assistant) “grab his ‘ass’ and that she reported it.”

Leah’s friends found that she had been reading websites that were “entheta” (anti-theta, or counter to Scientology’s interests), which she also called her “SP websites,” for the “Suppressive Persons” who spoke out there, criticizing the church. Reading such sites, Futris reports, Leah had learned that some Sea Org officials were being held in something called “The Hole.”

Leah was also energized by an infamous email that had been sent out on New Year’s Eve 2012 by Debbie Cook, a former Sea Org official who had run the complex at Flag (the Flag Service Organization, or FSO) for 17 years. Cook had later become disillusioned, and sent out her email, which was copied to thousands of her fellow church members. In it, she argued that David Miscavige was taking Scientology in the wrong direction, and she used quotes from the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to make her case, an enormously effective approach which convinced hundreds, if not thousands, of longtime members to leave the organization in the ensuing years.

When Futris questioned Leah about the wisdom of reading something critical of Miscavige like Debbie Cook’s email, he said she responded “We are not robots, we have self determinism.”

She said something similar to Valerie Futris, as Valerie reported in her own KR…

 
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Leah said that Debbie Cook was in the S[ea] O[rg] for 20 years and that how would I know what she did was bad if I don’t have her side of the story. That I should not be robotic in my assumption, she couldn’t be all bad as she was in the Sea Org for so many years and was a very high exec. I told Leah that I would not read what Debbie had to say.

Leah shared with John Futris the scene that nearly had her husband, Angelo, decking a Sea Org official…

She told me that Shane and the CO CCInt [Celebrity Centre commanding officer Dave Petit] went to her house and that Shane called her a “fucking bitch” and that Angelo was present. She complained about Shane not contacting and apologizing for saying this.

To Workman, Leah talked about her first meeting with Miscavige, and Workman’s description of the conversation is especially fascinating…

 
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She said that she and COB [Chairman of the Board, David Miscavige] chatted and he told her about some of the good things the Church was doing, she was dismissive of this (to me, not to COB). She said that she brought up to him that older people should not be being asked to use their retirement funds to pay for church donos — she said he was nonplussed about this (indicating he didn’t know about it), but that she knew he knew about this. She said that COB told her that “neither he nor Tom (Cruise) knew what had occurred with her Flag cycle.” She said that she thought this was bullshit (to me). She also said that COB told her that Tom (Davis) and Jessica Feshbach were no longer in the S[ea] O[rg] and that Jessica has cancer. She said that the meeting didn’t answer all her questions about what was going on with the church, and that she “still wasn’t sure about him” (COB). She (may have) said that she told COB that she thought Tom Cruise was an SP.

While it did turn out to be true that Tommy Davis and Jessica Feshbach had left their jobs as Sea Org “handlers,” the rumor about Jessica being sick with cancer turned out to be untrue. In a deposition in the lawsuit Monique Rathbun brought against Scientology in 2013 for harassment, Tommy Davis testified that he was “on leave” from the Sea Org but still considered himself a member of the Church of Scientology. He and his wife have not been seen at church events since 2011.

According to the Knowledge Reports, Leah was also raising questions about the high prices that Scientology charged, which tended to put longtime members into serious debt. Why, for example, did members who were on OT 7, one of the highest course levels and one that tended to take years to complete, have to come in every six months for an expensive “sec check” that, with the cost of accommodations, could end up costing thousands of dollars? Where, she asked, was the L. Ron Hubbard policy which called for such expensive mandatory security interrogations?

“What’s the LRH on that?” she asked Futris.

By the beginning of 2013, Leah was admitting to her friends that she simply didn’t believe the stories the church was putting out about its effectiveness. That, for example, simply handing out copies of L. Ron Hubbard’s anodyne 1981 booklet of life advice, The Way to Happiness, would lead to miracles like a reduction in crime. Wrote Valerie…

Leah did not believe it when I told her about the crime rate reducing in Colombia based on the Way to Happiness distribution. She said she did not believe it and how does she know this really occurred.

Leah had also lost faith in the “Ideal Org” program that had become Miscavige’s obsession. He was putting intense pressure on members to donate huge sums so that new “Ideal” churches could replace more standard ones, as if that somehow proved the organization was expanding.

Leah told John and I that she disagrees with all the money COB [David Miscavige] is spending on Ideal Orgs in the decorating of them and that the money should be spent on getting up the Bridge and paying staff. She said that this is not what LRH would want.

She also told her friends that her mother Vicki and Vicki’s husband George were also having troubles and had either stalled in their courses or had given them up. So when Leah finally decided to leave, the family went with her.

We learned through our sources over the July 4th weekend in 2013 that Leah Remini had decided to leave Scientology. On July 8, we broke the news, and cited the 2006 Tom Cruise wedding as the catalyst for Remini beginning her move out of the organization.

Two days later, Kirstie Alley called for a meeting to discuss how to deal with Remini’s news. By then, Leah had had a falling out with Melinda Brownstone, the woman Leah had called from Rome to help her write up her KR about the wedding.

Alley put out a tweet about spending time at Brownstone’s house, a clear message to Leah whose side they were on.

That Thursday, July 11, the New York Post mentioned on its front page that Leah had left Scientology, and the story blew up. But People and other publications gave the Underground Bunker credit for breaking the story days earlier.

A month later, we landed another big exclusive. On a Wednesday night, we had learned that two days before, on Monday, August 5, Leah Remini had followed up her longstanding threat to report the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige to law enforcement. She filed a missing-person report with the Los Angeles Police Department.

By the time we heard about it through our sources on Wednesday night, and then reported it Thursday morning, the LAPD had already visited Shelly and then, that afternoon, began telling reporters that she was fine and that Leah’s report had been “unfounded.”

We followed up later with Lt. Andre Dawson of the LAPD, who told us that he had sent two detectives to visit Shelly. (We are convinced that Shelly has been at a mountain compound above Los Angeles since late summer 2005, and we assume this is where the detectives visited her.)

Dawson told us that when his detectives found that Shelly was safe and that she didn’t want to make a public statement, his men could do no more and the case was closed.

But we asked him, had his detectives questioned Shelly in the presence of other church officials? “That’s classified,” he quickly answered us. Since then, we’ve noticed in official fliers put out by Scientology facilities in the Los Angeles area, Lt. Dawson has several times been listed as a featured speaker.

One thing’s for certain, when Leah Remini filed that police report, she erased any chance that she might reconcile with Scientology. We remember at the time thinking, this is a huge move for someone like her to make, and although some in the press seemed to criticize her because the LAPD had so quickly decided to leave Shelly alone, Leah’s report did have a big effect on Scientology and David Miscavige.

Leah Remini left Scientology for numerous reasons. Yes, she considered Tom Cruise an “asshole” who was a “suppressive person” that David Miscavige had elevated too high and who was hurting her church. But Leah saw many other reasons to question the way Scientology operated once she began to wonder about what had happened to Shelly Miscavige, why she had endured the Truth Rundown, and why David Miscavige and Tom Cruise and others seemed to break L. Ron Hubbard’s rules without consequence.

And now, with a major television appearance and a book that contains many more revelations about her life and about Scientology, Leah Remini will soon become the biggest troublemaker to an organization that is already on the ropes.

 
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  • hansje brinker

    Okay Leah, that’s how “to bring ethics in”!
    And I can see my new book. (refresh).

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      I’m doing a little light reading myself today. ๐Ÿ™‚ (F5)

      • Draco

        Brave girl.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          It’s not as boring as I thought it would be. LOL The differences from state to state fascinate me. Yes, I’m a nerd. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Draco

            I’m a fan of nerds and geeks. Never got the whole jock worship thing…

          • Missionary Kid

            Is much of Louisiana civil law based on the Napoleonic model?

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              Yep. This state is both backwards and progressive at the same time.

              The politics are based on the “whose pockets got lined” system. ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Missionary Kid

              When I used to hang out in Jackson Square with my Marine haircut in the late 60s, (Boy, did that initially cause some suspicion at first), I remember someone describing the state’s liquor laws. (The drinking age was 18).

              Northern LA was dry. In N.O., the drinking age was observed, and in the southern part of the state, populated by Cajuns, if you could reach the bar, you could drink.

              The people I hung out with would hit a bar outside of the quarter for drinks, then head into the quarter, because the drinks were so much cheaper there.

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              I bet you were handsome with your Marine haircut. ๐Ÿ™‚ I honestly don’t remember when the law changed to everyone having to be 21, but I do remember when it was 18. Sadly, by the time I was 18, the law was 21..but as I’m sure you know, it’s not hard to get a drink in the Quarter. LOL

            • Missionary Kid

              Looking back, I thought I was normal, but out of place with my very short hair among all the people with long hair. I will say that I was fit.

              I remember hanging out with a bunch of street performers (they weren’t busking, but just liked singing, playing, and dancing), a looking up and seeing another Marine who knew me looking at me as if I was dirt. *Laughing* When I got back to base, nothing was ever said. I wasn’t doing anything illegal or subversive.

  • RBE
    • Draco

      Nice.

    • Newiga

      Now, this makes me smile wider than the Cheshire cat.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Woah!

    • Ben Franklin

      Leah has more supporters worldwide than there are Scientologists.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        On Facebook- Leah has 698.395 likes. Church of Sci has 37,778 likes. David Miscavige has 10,150 likes.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Who is this Chuck of Sci who is almost four time more popular than COB???

          • Kestrel

            I don’t know, but his wine is pretty good for the price.

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            Oh Triple D, you caught me out I corrected my autocorrect to be “Church” as they call themselves…

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              I will miss Chuck of Sci…

        • Mockingbird

          Scientologists are far too busy saving the planet to waste time on Facefuck.

        • Ben Franklin

          Toe to toe Leah is more popular than Scientology. There is no way Scientology can beat Leah Remini on the PR front. If anything she is bound to get more support if Scientology tries to tarnish her.

          Unlike Paul Haggis or Jason Beghe, Leah has a much wider name recognition, and on top of that, she also has Jennifer Lopez who is also a very well recognized celebrity in her corner. If Scientology is smart, which they are not, they should just keep quite and don’t try to attack Leah on her book no matter damaging, but I know they will not resist to attack to their own detriment.

          • Missionary Kid

            I’m wondering about Jennifer Lopez’s father. Has he been ordered to handle her?

            • Ben Franklin

              I don’t think I have ever even heard Jeniffer Lopez mention the word Scientology anywhere, but Mike Rinder wrote something about the double standards and in fact talked about Jenifer’s continued connection with her father despite being close to Leah at the same time. Maybe when the shit hits the fan with Leah’s book, they might try to force Jeniffer’s hand to pick a side.

              For Mike Rinder’s take on the subject see the link below:

              http://www.mikerindersblog.org/jlo-disconnection-and-going-clear/

            • Missionary Kid

              I hope that disconnection isn’t ordered because of Leah for Jennifer’s sake, but contemplating the dilemma and the potential footnuke brings a smile to my face.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Ebner FTW, always.

  • Draco

    Have fun Bunkerites. I am starting to type crap that I need to correct all the time – so I’m going to bed!
    Wake me if anything else exciting happens. Hugs and kisses!
    Go Team Leah!

    • Newiga

      Night, Draco! I should do the same. Big day tomorrow, getting tired…

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Well, whatever it is – lycka till!

        • Newiga

          Tack sรฅ mycket! God natt och sov gott!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            Tack detsamma ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Science Doc

    Yes, I actually live blogged part of my Cancer surgery this morning. Now it’s a race between the local wearing off and the vitamin V, a.k.a. Vicodin, kicking in. 5 minutes ago it looked like the pain was going to break through, but I’m thinking now that the truth about drugs is that they kick in pretty fast. Great story today. Let’s hope Davy gets removed from our society like the tumor he is. And quickly soon. I’m sure there are dozens of older sea org with undiagnosed cancers, and the sooner we can mainstream them, the sooner they can be treated.

    • Miss Tia

      Sending you love, strength, healing and pain free thoughts! ((hugs))

    • aquaclara

      What Miss Tia said!

      • Kay

        Second that !!

        • Newiga

          Ditto! *hugs to SD*

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Oh Science Doc, please rest, heal, and be well.

    • Kay

      Science Doc: I agree with you. Being a breast cancer survivor whose life was saved by a mammogram and subsequent treatment, I worry that female Sea Org members are not getting mammography on a regular basis, or at all for that matter.

      So if there are ANY sea org women lurking here: GET A MAMMOGRAM !! It is FREE !! You may SAVE your life !! You do not need to pay anything for it, just call your local cancer society or local hospital or 1-800-4-Cancer and they will hook you up.

      Feel better Science Doc, my heart is with you. Cancer is a tough gig.

      Many (((hugs))) . I will keep positive thoughts for you.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        I have to go in for my first mammogram next month. Truthfully, I’m scared to death.

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s better than the alternative, isn’t it?

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            Yes. *hangs head*

            I’m being a big punk about it but I’m going. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Missionary Kid

              Supposedly, other means of examination are also adding to the ability to detect tumors, infrared and ultrasound.

            • Kay

              Yes, and MRIs are also used. It is SO much better now. Mammography is digital now which gives a really clear picture. (pictures used to be hard to interpret) Things have progressed.

            • pat k

              We will make through one cold appointment and be done with it for now. There are worse screenings!

        • Kay

          Hey…don’t be !!! The chances of your mammogram showing anything is not very high !! And even if there is something, things are SO much better than they used to be. Treatments are better, the survival rate is now above 90%. It was 67% seventeen years ago when I was diagnosed. It will be all right !!! If you get scared again, let me know and I will support you. I know it can be scary.

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            โคโคโคโค

            Thanks Kay. I am so glad you’re ok and here with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Kay

              Me too. And seriously, if you start to freak out, call out and I’ll be right there.

          • Doc M

            Just for clarity Kay, the 89% survival rate is an average of all types and all stages. This also takes into account race. It really does vary from high percentages to low percentages and survival rate means people still living after 5 years.

            I’m not trying to rain on a parade but I think it’s important to be clear what people know. Knowledge is power.

            As for Nola, the great majority of mammograms are normal, so out of the gate, the odds are very much stacked in your favor.

            • Doc M

              The reason I posted this clarification is that I see so many patients who are obese, smokers or doing everything they possibly can to kill themselves. I’ve had so many tell me that even if they developed cancer, they know the cure rates are high so why not do what they enjoy, or the obese people headed towards heart disease and or diabetes feeling free to abuse their bodies. They’ll tell me that so what, if I develop diabetes, I can always take the meds…no big deal.

              I know that it sounds odd, but it is the reality affecting more and more Americans, thus I try to be clear and really let the patients know what the real deal is.

              I’ve seen too many needless and premature deaths. It’s hard to compete with McDonald’s advertising!

            • pat k

              Thanks doc…trying to become responsible for my health in my fifties …I needed this extra push. Nola girl I’ll be getting one here on the west coast. Best karma

            • Kay

              Good point.

            • Kay

              Hey clarification doesn’t bug me at all. I’m glad you did that. Sometimes I don’t throw more info out when maybe people really do want to hear it. Thanks

            • Kay

              P.S. The cancer institute here has signs up saying the survival rate is now over 90% for 5 years rather than 89%. I will have to research that.

        • Eclipse-girl

          Like Kay said, don’t be scared.

          It can be physically uncomfortable. But it doesn’t last long.

          Give any or all of us a shout out if you get scared. We will be there in spirit.

        • beauty for ashes

          It will be uncomfortable, to be sure. But it’s soooooo important. Baseline mammograms are really helpful, should you ever have a problem. My Mom is an almost 20 year breast cancer survivor!!!!! Also ask if you can have the thyroid protector. it’s just a little thing that goes around your neck . ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be sooooo proud of you when you get it over with Nola!!!

          • Kay

            I will be proud of you as well. We will have a mini “pink ribbon” party for you here in the Bunker after you get it done !!

        • Miss Tia

          it shouldn’t be uncomfortable if they have the machines that are cushioned…..they have a center here with basically no discomfort at all and a friend of mine drives from 3 hours just to get one there!!! ridiculous! they ALL should be that way!!! you can also have your dr. RX you numbing gel…..

        • MissCandle

          I second what Kay says (bless you, sister). I also am a breast cancer survivor. Whew, that is actually the first time that I have written that line out loud. Before being diagnosed, I got my mammograms every year even though I do not have a family history. Thank goodness I did because my annual mammogram caught my aggressive breast cancer when I had no symptoms. I had my surgery two years ago this month and was treated and cured in time for my daughter’s wedding! ( — yes we had a seating chart for the dinner afterward). All this because of my annual mammogram. It saved my life. I feel compelled to pass the word.

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            Thank you MissCandle and as I said to Kay, I am so glad you’re happy, healthy and here. ; ) I’ll whine and fuss about the test, but I will be there and get it done. Sending you many (((((hugs)))))

            • MissCandle

              Thanks! Good luck with your test.

        • Juicer77

          You’ll be just fine. It doesn’t take very long at all. And don’t panic if they call you back for a second one just to make sure. Apparently some of us are “dense.” ๐Ÿ™‚

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Surly better than the alternative…

          Rooting for you!

    • salin

      (((Science Doc)))

    • beauty for ashes

      Much love and light to you Science Doc. You never cease to amaze me with your resilience!

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Stay strong, Bunker brother!

    • daisy

      Oh my God, you are beyond brave. Wishing you well in your recovery.

    • Unex Skcus

      Best wishes for a good recovery.

    • Juicer77

      I hope your treatment continues to go well. Thank goodness for effective meds!

  • Miss Tia

    went out and took some pix and then felt haiku-y (is that a word? it is now! ๐Ÿ™‚ so i just tweeted ’em, cuz if i haiku and don’t tweet it, is it haiku? (i don’t think it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/659102900048674816

    https://twitter.com/misstia/status/659103517831925760

    • Supper Powers

      Tithonia. Boy I very much dislike it. I used to farm and that was one of the last flowers we would pick. It’s a pain in the ass. We use to cut the pretty flowers off just to get through it faster to the beat of “this too shall pass!”

      • Judith Sylvester

        That’s interesting. I love it. But I understand. I used to work on an apricot farm, and managed to get quite a bit on the ground, just so I could get through it faster…

      • Miss Tia

        You picked it on the farm as a farm product or it would grow as a weed? I know next year I’m planting them in front of my fence up front. Not much does well in my driveway—not long enough periods of sun—but I do like flowers there ๐Ÿ™

        • Supper Powers

          To sell. They would make a great privacy fence for a few months!

          • Miss Tia

            ah, okay….i didn’t quite understand that, thanks!!

    • Kay

      Very nice !

    • beauty for ashes

      What an emo sunflower!

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Ha! OK, that made me snortle. ; )

      • Fuzzy

        <33

      • Miss Tia

        I believe mine would be ‘goth’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • beauty for ashes

          That’s funny ~that was my original descriptor!

    • Judith Sylvester

      The first picture, Tithonia?

      • Miss Tia

        yes

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      I love sunflowers – probably partly because I have a deep love for Vincent Van Gogh. I’ve seen 3 of his Sunflower paintings (and plenty of his other paintings), and when in London I ALWAYS visit the National Gallery to see the one hanging there. When I went to see Tony in Paris this summer I visited Vincents grave on the exact date he passed away 125 years earlier. (F5)

      • Miss Tia

        Wow!! Exact date!! And how apropos that of course there’s sunflowers there!! I love sunflowers too!! I would love to have a field of sunflowers!

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          A large field of sunflowers is really a sight to behold.

          • Miss Tia

            i’ve seen photos of them!! i would LOVE to see one in person!!

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I’ve only seen it once, but it’s something I will never forget ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Miss Tia

              It definitely would be unforgettable!

  • Mockingbird

    I don’t know if anyone pointed it out but the Trouble in Troublemaker is a dig at the term Potential Trouble Source. It is a disavowal and repudiation of the technology itself. I think Leah Remini rejects and defies Scientology and not just Miscavige.

    • daytoncapri

      Excellent. An in-your-face statement to Scientology on the front cover.

  • vicariousthrill

    I shudder just trying to imagine how Leah Remini must have felt in the face of betrayal after betrayal. I believe I would have had a breakdown. It’s a testament to her own strength and the strength of her family that she has come up fighting. She’s also savvy and smart. And also from Brooklyn, so…ya know. Just saying. Don’t mess.

    • Mockingbird

      It is routine to find staff breaking promises and violating policies. For many of us it is part of a long road out of Scientology. Many times we get told it is an isolated incident and not the norm.

    • Missionary Kid

      She also took her extended family with, so that gave her a lot of support. It was hard on all of them, and, as revealed on her reality show, each of them was more concerned about the others than themselves.

      She still got disconnected from a LOT of $cientologists. The most obnoxious was, I believe, Krusty.

  • beauty for ashes

    I’m glad Leah Didn’t believe Tommy Davis when he said, “You don’t have the fucking rank!”

    • Missionary Kid

      Tommy and $cientology are what were proved to be rank.

      • beauty for ashes

        It’s pretty gutsy when you think about her perspective. Growing up in scientology and all. I dig it. It’s like being one uninfected cell in a petri dish full of bacteria.

    • Miss Tia

      Tommy Davis has done SO much for Scientology!!! Look how he helped Leah, then he helped Lawrence Wright so much with the New Yorker article!! Three cheers for Tommy Davis!!

      • Missionary Kid

        He was almost as big an SP as DM, himself.

      • beauty for ashes

        Cackles!!!! What a great point. He’s a great irritant!

      • scottmercer

        He should start a support group with Martin Shkreli, the Pharma Bro.

        • Miss Tia

          They’d make a GREAT pair!!

    • scottmercer

      I’m sure that getting to put in a celebrity “in her place” was a chubby producing moment for him, that human stain.

  • I can’t tell you how many times I read one of these things written about me and I wanted to walk up to the person and just sock them in the fucking face because snitches get stitches. KRs make my so angry and I am glad that Tony is able to provide visuals that show just how childish and petty Scientologists really are. Especially the fucktard celebrities who think they are entitled to the world on a platter.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Such hostility toward people who just want to HELP you!!! Next you’ll tell me you don’t like the looks of this dear lady who would bend over backwards to set you on the straight and narrow Way to Happiness: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40760b0761bff4206c100763cb4a74558b1deb19bcbcc45913c63a2d0e0696d1.jpg

      • I loved this character so fucking much because of how much she reminded me of an ethics officer. HA

    • Mockingbird

      Isn’t it fun when a KR is assumed to be true and you aren’t listened to at all ?

      • I spent so many times rushing to get a KR in first because whoever got it in first won.

        • Kay

          Wow…so whoever got there first won? That sounds like little kids who narc on their siblings. That culture just boggles my mind.

        • Mockingbird

          So much for justice.

        • Mockingbird

          The bad old days…

          • Seriously. Like the witch trials. Whoever points the finger first…

            • Mockingbird

              Especially if they are a senior executive. If an exec has it in for you, you are fucked.

              I have seen people on mission at a class V org and if they target a public or staff member, nobody better dare question their judgment.

        • Mockingbird

          It is like a twisted game.

    • daisy

      I think the mental and emotional abuse must almost be harder than the physical abuse. How you exes learn to trust anyone ever again is beyond me.

      • You could say the same about anyone who’s been through ritualistic abuse like that. I think it’s such a stark contrast between the real world, and real people, and Scientology and Scientologists that you realize that the outside world is nothing like Scientology–at all. And that allows you to trust people again.

        • daisy

          I confess I find that understanding almost unfathomable, that is why I find the exes so admirable.

  • Hamtaro

    There once was a lady named Leah
    The cult claims she’s got logorrhea
    At the wedding of “the tooth”
    The clams write she was uncouth
    Her book will impugn that idea!

    • Kay

      logorrhea…..great word !

  • Mockingbird

    I could write a book on reports in Scientology from straight memory. Sometimes you don’t get copies of reports on you. Things That Shouldn’t Be are secret reports. You can be SP declared with no chance to face charges.

    • pluvo

      I was taken of post from one moment to the other. No explanation. Not even an accusation. I was escorted by a security guard down to the engine room, treated like a dangerous criminal. I didn’t see one KR written on me. There was no communication about what and why. I was in a state of shock. The nightmares in the night were not as bad as the reality into which I woke up every morning.The security guard had to interrogate me about what I supposedly “have done” (he was then my handler for 15 months). In the engine room I had to do cleaning for some months. Then other places. Only when there was held a Comm EV on me (in the engine room control room, because the members were engineers and didn’t have other time. There were a lot of distractions and noise. After years in the Sea Org and a good production record, I was not even worth a quiet place and some time), I was shown a part of a comment which was written on me and what I supposedly said. It was not true. I had never seen the KR; neither any other KR. All the time I was under surveillance and had to live in a special carbine for ‘ethics particle’ which had directly pointing a camera at the door. Nobody was talking with me about what had happed and my … committed ‘crimes’ (?) To protect my mind somehow from all the madness which was going on, I also did not ask to see any KR. I just wanted to get out and away from all the madness.
      There is no justice in the CoS – only injustice and madness, Ethics? No, only a perversion thereof.

      • Mockingbird

        Some total freedom.

      • daisy

        Sounds like a living hell. So sorry you went through that. I am so glad you are out.

      • Allie

        Sorry you had to endure all that horrible treatment, pluvo.
        Glad you’re out of the fear and evil

      • Mockingbird

        This totalitarian regime promises freedom.

      • daytoncapri

        Pluvo…powerful post. You have been holding back, haven’t you? all this time. Thank you for this.

        • pluvo

          No, I have talked about it before, several times, suitable to the comments or the blog articles. The whole story is just too intricate (and to crazy) to report it as a whole, so that it would make sense for the readers. And some of it is just my conclusions and logical assumption of what had happened (DM involved in it and/or his enforcers) but not enough for an airtight assertion.
          Scroll down to the photo with the diver and then further down to the photo with the camera. http://194.63.248.138/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=41348&sid=6cfc2c8279cdfdbdcc3ae3af0ce59a32&start=150

  • Eclipse-girl

    I am the only one that thinks that living in this KR Kulture is like being back in junior high with a drama queen?

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      No.

      Good to see you. ; )

    • Kestrel

      To me, it sounds like junior high with a bunch of brown-nosers who snitch to the teacher while hiding their own misdeeds.

    • $cnMonkeyNut$

      No-but bearing in mind that the DeMonic Petty Little Bitch never really got through junior high, are we surprised?

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      What fascinates me is how everyone here finds a unique way to express this idea. It’s like Fifty Shades of Petty.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Sending a reply to Derek downthread made me realize what voice I kept hearing in my mind as I read these KRs.

    (refresh)

    • beauty for ashes

      She was absolutely terrifying!

      • Tracsar

        Of all the villains in the HP books, she was the absolute scariest. Even worse than Voldemort. And from all accounts the actress who plays her is absolutely lovely in real life..

    • Ah yes Dolores Umbrige! Ms Incidentally my favorite character in the series because of how much she made my skin crawl. Wonderful performance. I liked Bellatrix a lot too.

      In fact all of Voldemort’s crew remind me of Scientologists.

      In fact Scientology is like any evil organization that plays a big role in any movie. David Miscavige and Hubbard are like Bond villains.

      • Missionary Kid

        “David Miscavige and Hubbard are like Bond villains.” But stupider and more intellectually and emotionally stunted.

      • beauty for ashes

        I couldn’t believe when I saw this actress in other roles. It was only in comparison, that I saw how sophisticated her performance actually was. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • SuppressedPerson

        There seems to be some kind of thing in Scientology with Harry Potter, except they have it all backwards. They seem to think THEY’RE Hogwarts.
        WestGarthEnt once claimed Scientology is a lot like Harry Potter, while he was threatening a guy with “walking in front of a train.”
        “James Cleary” sock acct (probably John Wood) said the same about Harry Potter, as if they have powers.
        Jenna Miscaviage Hill was encouraged to read Harry Potter.

        Except…what they don’t get…Hubbard IS Voldemort! And the rest of them are the Death Eaters. Ooops!

    • Speaking form experience, this witch really embodies the true nature of an ethics officer. Completely unflappable until the very, very end.

    • KingofSweden

      In her story, she dies in prison. Here’s to a similar fate for DM!

    • mon elle

      Who is the actress? I thought Marion Ross ….

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    O/T: I don’t know how many of you have been following what John Sweeney’s been up to, but never doubt this man when he’s on a mission. Brava John.

    https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight/status/659103221726711812

    • Ben Franklin

      Last time I saw a glimpse of Mr Sweeney he was pouring something that looked like tea from something that looked like a tea pot dressed up in a sweater. He looked very relaxed and focused at the same time. Tommy Davis could not believe it, that this man that had made him really, really, angry was actually enjoying life.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Poor wretched little Tommy. He must have been so heartbroken when all that super confront & shatter didn’t result in Sweeney lying in a gutter somewhere. One would think the tech doesn’t work??? ๐Ÿ˜€

      • phoebequeen

        That would be a tea cozy. Very good for keeping the water hot. Damn, now I want a biscuit.

      • Acherontia

        I told John he should have sent Tommy a postcard from when he was detained in Pakistan for a few hours until they saw his BBC “shouty-crackers” episode. Then they realized he was 1. who he says he was and 2. who he says he was is no one to fuck with

        “Greetings from Pakistan, thanks for getting mad (real mad) at me and screaming on camera! Much love, JS”

        • phoebequeen

          That is a great story. So weird but funny too.

    • Alice Graves

      LOVE that John Sweeney.

  • ze moo

    While the Stasi may have invented KRs, Lroon may have perfected them. They make a great way to use the membership to keep each other in line, they also cut off each other from each other.

    If you can’t trust your companions, are you going to tell them anything that even borders on real ‘communication’? The snitching culture breeds conformity, but destroys unit cohesiveness. The whole thing is a recipe for eventual disintegration. All it takes is one large stress and the whole thing could fall apart.

    The beatings will continue until moral improves. What happens if morale never improves? Everyone has point where WTF reaches and slaps us into action. Leah may provide that WTF moment. Probably not, if Debbie Cook couldn’t do it, who could?

    • The snitching culture in Scientology is perhaps the most wretched part of the entire thing.

      • Missionary Kid

        You’ve been subjected to both of some of the worst aspects: snitching and disconnection.

    • Missionary Kid

      Leah will provide the WTF moment for some clams. It’s a process. Her impact will do more to turn the public even more against $cientology, and this time it targets the person second in line to Miscavige, who’s spent time, money, and effort to keep as a minion.

      • scottmercer

        If people stop actually being afraid of Cruise and actually ask him about this stuff, maybe it will have an impact. Weirdly, (sarcasm) I don’t think Jimmy Fallon is interested in destroying his nice little career for that sake.

        • Missionary Kid

          Cruise still has the pull to keep people from asking questions of him, but the real change will come when some fawning celebrity “reporter” asks a question Cruise doesn’t like and he replies with a diversion or a confront and shatter. He’s going to practice the silent tech.

        • mon elle

          I don’t think anyone is “afraid” of Tom per se.

          What they are afraid of is losing the money they do, or assume they can, make off access to him.

          As soon as they realize there’s blood in the water, they’ll turn faster than old milk.

      • Cosmo Pidgeon

        It is a process but Scientology is 100% curable. The person though has to contribute .Sort of like losing weight.

        • Missionary Kid

          Smallpox has been eliminated, and polio is close to being eliminated, too. It took a while, so it will also take a while for $cientology to be eliminated.

          Cruise may see his career die over $cientology. I don’t think he’ll leave.

    • The KRs was actually used on an industrial scale by, ahemm, the forerunners of the STASI. Not to Goodwin your argument, but just saying…

      • ze moo

        Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia did the same. I think that is where Lroon borrowed them.

    • scottmercer

      My understanding is that Debbie Cook DID do that to some extent. Tony states above that her epic e-mail did lead to a considerable number of people leaving.

      • ze moo

        Debbie Cook did spark an exodus that was more damaging than anything else that had happened since the Mission Massacre in 83.

  • Acherontia

    I understand what she’s saying here, but the grammar seems weird. Also, how are these not written by middle schoolers? It’s so tattle-tale-esque.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Perfect. I suddenly have the urge to go play with My Little Ponies.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Where are our glitter pens?? hehehe!

        • Sherbet

          John Mappin borrowed them. Yes, AND the butterfly stickers.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Oh, I’ll bring the glitter pens if you’ll play MASH with me!

          ETA: But if I get stuck in a shack with Tom Cruise, I demand a do-over.

    • Ben Franklin

      These people never grew out of their teenage years. They behave and talk like teenagers.

    • Nat-leficent
    • Nat-leficent

      . . .

      • Acherontia

        Ah, Lisa Frank. My childhood!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Exactly. “Mo-om, she took my seat! Make her give it back.”

  • flyonthewall

    SO lackey: Uuhh..COB ss..sss..iiir…
    COB: YES!? WTF IS IT, JUST SPIT IT OUT ALREADY ASSWIPE!!!
    SO lackey: Yy..youu may want to check the Underground Bunker today sir
    COB: *grumbling” gotta do everything myself *mutter* stupid…

    f5 for COB’s reaction

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +โ€“+ Reminder +โ€“+ RED X *** Tuesday, 27 October 2015.

    Good day Bunkerettes and Bunkeroos,

    Friday 23rd : NO SCORE
    Saturday 24th : SFBay & NY scraped in and saved the day
    Sunday 25th : NY saved the day with a couple of hits (Thanks to Salin and her crew)
    Monday 26th: Dallas scrapped in, BUT Los Angeles has 5 โ€œdeleted by its authorโ€

    New York trying desperately to get out of โ€œNon Existenceโ€!

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are included in the google doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5โ€ฆ Tri Fi by Hoon enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX, flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15543300500/in/set-72157642802079293

  • phoebequeen

    I chuckled when I read ,”The wedding of the century.” Yeah, I am thinking not so much now. Looking forward to seeing her on tv on Friday. Rubbing paws together ….

    • scottmercer

      Once again, the disease of people overestimating their own importance in the grander scheme of things. Like how the OJ trial was the “Trial of the Century.” Really? More important than Nuremburg?

  • Nat-leficent

    F5

    • Kay

      Hey Nat….I forgot to email you about Howdy-Con… I vote for Denver. Sorry, I know that’s a little OT.
      Love the Johnny Cash….

      • Nat-leficent

        New Plan for Howdycon is a vote on November 9th from amongst the following cities” Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Bloomington IN, Memphis, Princeton NJ and Philadelphia.

        • Kay

          Okey dokey……I thought we were GOING on November 9th of next year ! LOL..that will teach me to slow down when I read.

          • Nat-leficent

            No, Howdycon will be early summer 2016

        • flyonthewall

          I would like there to be secret handshakes and rendevous points for Howdycon

          • Nat-leficent

            I would like it to be November 10th XD

            • flyonthewall

              u crazy? That’s too cold. Hold your horses

            • Nat-leficent

              It will be 88-90 degrees on October 31st here.

            • flyonthewall

              yes, in Hell-A ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              I’ve lived in Scandinavia. North American November? A triffle.

            • flyonthewall

              don’t be absurd, no one lives there but some scientists and polar bears

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              And absurdly beautiful women.

            • flyonthewall

              polar bear women, pervert

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              Polar bear blonde women, cynic.

            • ze moo

              Don’t forget the Chicken Wings and fish frys. And Beef on Wick….I am salivating….

            • Missionary Kid

              Sorry, but the winter in the Midwest in North America is much harsher, like southern Siberia, because Scandinavia is surrounded by water, which tempers the climate substantially, and the Midwest has the vast Canadian land mass, like Siberia, that chills the air in winter far more.

            • Missionary Kid

              To add, the air masses come from the north, passing over the large land mass, which is far colder than water.

            • Frodis73

              Yes, it can be fricking evil in winter and I’m only in Ohio. It’s worse a bit west.

            • Missionary Kid

              To add, the cold air masses that come south then pick up enough moisture off the unfrozen lakes (which are really much too small and shallow to moderate the weather) to make winters really miserable. I lived in Chicago one winter, and visited relatives in western New York one winter, in the snow belt.

            • gtsix

              Which is why all the scandyland emigrees moved to… Minnesota. Colder than their home countries but there is at least some daylight in winter!

            • ze moo

              Upstate NY has a bad habit of massive blizzards in November.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Where did you live?

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              Finland and Sweden.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Ahhh. I’m from Norway, and Newiga (she’s gone to bed now) is from Finland.

  • PickAnotherID

    Wow! I leave to take care of a few odds and ends and come back to over a thousand comments. And it’s not even 5:30pm here yet! Them’s some ‘straight up and vertical’ stats DM can only dream about.

    Can we make it a 2K comment day for Tony and Leah?!?!

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      It’s hard to keep up with all the comments sometimes, but I’m not complaining ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Zeruel (Sebastian)

    Off-Topic: More interesting information is coming through the pipeline about the recent anti-vaccine rally in Atlanta. The Nation of Islam seems to have used the rally as a recruitment drive to improve Louis Farrakhan’s reputation and get white anti-vaxxers into their ranks. Especially fascinating (and a little disturbing) are the final passages here: http://haroldmichaelharvey.com/2015/10/25/michelle-ford-farrakhan-kennedy/

    On a leap of faith she reached out to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., someone she had never met, and asked him if he would fly out to Inglewood in a week to meet with representatives of the Nation of Islam. Kennedy agreed. They met with Minister Tony Muhammad and laid out their evidence. When it got too deep for Minister Tony, he excused himself and placed a call to Minister Farrakhan. Farrakhan asked if Kennedy was willing to meet with him. Kennedy said he had come to the meeting hoping that Minister Tony would introduce him to Farrakhan because he believed that โ€œFarrakhan would know what to do with the information.โ€

    The rest as they say is history. Ford told those in the Mosque on Sunday, that away from the spotlight Farrakhan vibrates on a different frequency. โ€œIโ€™m here to tell you,โ€ she implored, โ€œdonโ€™t pay attention to what you read in the newspapers, on television, on YouTube. He may have said some things in the 60โ€™s, but that is not who he is anymore.โ€

    At the conclusion of the program (at an NOI mosque), Minister Tony Muhammad opened the doors for new members to join the Nation of Islam, over ten white people in attendance walked down the isles and were given the right hand of fellowship.

    • Kay

      Well that is disturbing on so many levels that I can’t even start…

    • “He may have said some things in the 60โ€™s, but that is not who he is anymore.โ€

      When did he stop with the crazy talk?

      Category:Louis Farrakhan

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        Head, meet ass.

      • salin

        Exactly, never.

      • PickAnotherID

        He didn’t. He just got a bunch of crazy followers who think they actually understand what he’s saying.

        • Zeruel (Sebastian)

          …Or think he actually cares what they’re saying.

  • nottrue

    I loved ” The Great Escape of the Century ” that Katie pulled off. She did her own stunts

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      All that would be missing from the “based-on-a-true-story” flick would be a motorcycle over a barb-wired moat.

      • anoni81b4u

        That is how Rathbun got out … but without the moat.

        • Zeruel (Sebastian)

          And Marc Headley… also without the moat.

          • anoni81b4u

            Do not tell David Miscavige … or he will have a moat installed!

            • A moat in fraud’s sty?

            • Glen

              With fierce competition inside the bunker, this wins the internet for pun of the day.

            • Sherbet

              That’s a reach, Mycroft. But bravo.

            • ze moo

              Larry Niven smiles….

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              But if he does install a moat, that will confirm he reads the Bunker and knows deep down what a shit he is.

    • Nat-leficent

      “Super Effective Ninja Divorce”

    • phoebequeen

      I used to post on Huffington Post until they went all North Korean. Anyhoo, I used to love commenting on the scientology stories. So many times I would post , ” Pick up your daughter and run, run, run Katie.” I am so glad she did. Would love to read a book by her but I am thinking she has to be mum on things because of her daughter. Maybe, when Suri is 18?

  • Observer

    UGH. Nothing like a nearly 11-hour workday.

  • StudentOfLife

    O./T but it’s regarding Narconon Celeb Center Ojai and last night’s conversation I had with my OT2 friend. I posted earlier pics of TUML near the Ojai Celeb Center after I found no guard at the second gate and literally could have driven right up to it until I realized I would now have two sets of gates behind me and two miles of winding road if they called the police on me once I drove up to the doors. OT2 was with me at an Atlanta convention and thus did not attend the “secret” grand opening. A horse rancher across from the Ojai Celeb Center keeps me up somewhat up to date on the traffic which is now very scarce except for one or two older model cars going in and out in the morning and leaving close to 5pm. There is only one road up to Sulphur Mountain to the entrance and you have to go back down the same road to exit. Traffic is very noticeable as there are nothing but ranches with horses mostly next to it.

    I asked OT2, who hopes to go clear next month, had she seen it yet since we both were in Atlanta during Grand Opening (she has no idea it was secret to public) and she had told me she was coming up to Ojai this weekend but I could not meet her as I spent the weekend in Santa Barbara. She told me she toured the Narconon Ojai Celeb Center.

    It has only six beds she stated proudly. When I asked why only six (you spend 5 million and then another 3 million or so remodeling for six beds????)….she stated that it’s set up specifically for world leaders, royalty, celebrities (she then cited how hard it is to get in and that paparazzi could never hide out given it’s remoteness…i didn’t tell her I almost drove to the front doors, lol) people of the highest positions on earth so that they would have total privacy and be taken care of to such an extent that they would (these are her words or very close, I typed them while on phone stunned) “no doubt leave and spread the word that Scientology has the cure for the so called mental illness and disease labels that keep mankind from finding their true spiritual freedom.” It was apparent that was the line that they are telling to the Scilons.

    A perfect example about thinking to rationalize your behavior. She hopes to start OT3 in January. I just shake my head. At some point I’m going to ask her to explain all the goings on in the real world. It will end our long friendship or it will wake her up. I plan on asking her to meet with Tori in Los Angeles before she makes her decision to disconnect from me with she already threatened me once with but quickly backed off as I’m now probably her only real friend left in life. Even our common friends feel she’s going whacked. She used to throw parties where Roy Disney and such would stop by (her ex hubby was one of top five camera operators in Hollywood, he warned her of the cult’s money grabbing and she was no doubt ordered to divorce him). The last party she threw at her beach home was attended entirely by Scilons and a few public like me they were trying to impress. I was totally creeped out and know better to attend her “parties” any longer.

    • phoebequeen

      Wow. What a story! I was in suspense reading it! Glad you didn’t get caught. I feel for you with your friend. It is like having someone in an abusive relationship. No matter how much you offer to help, they still stay. Good luck with her and keep us posted.

    • Missionary Kid

      I’ll bet the security cameras are going up in Ojai as we write.

      She doesn’t realize that anything bigger than a 6 bed facility in California comes under stricter scruitiny, which $cientology couldn’t pass. She’s drunk the Kool Aid.

      I hope you’ve talked to Tory about your strategy.

      • StudentOfLife

        I figured there was a reason there was only six beds so as usual lies have to explain why there are double the bathrooms that there are beds, lol.

        I will also be emailing Tory Christman about having her talk with OT2. OT2 hung on to me when I confronted her with quotes and verifiable actions she then chose to avoid when she threatened me with disconnection and when I asked her why would her superiors be afraid to answer charges they were forging literature and using celebrity names and quotes that were totally unauthorized (I had talked with Anthony Hopkins personally about their using his likeness which he called evil). She backed off totally when I said if I’m wrong about this, I’ll donate $10K to her “religion” (I accidentally used the word cult and that made her nearly cry). I could see the fear in her eyes because she knows I don’t say such things unless I have evidence.

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s probably better to give her a call.

    • Alice Graves

      World leaders and royalty are the targeted customers of this drunk tank? Seriously could you record the next conversation you have with her about this? It would make a great comedy soundtrack for posterity.

    • beauty for ashes

      I have it on good authority that Larry Hagman’s ghost is going to poltergeist the shit out the place should the attempt to do any real “scientology rehabilitation” in his former home. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Is that a running track I see already? Landing pad for Helatroban trasport pods? Wait, Hagman was an equestrian, so it’s probably neither of those and just a dressage ring. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.

    • Kinda visible from either side. This view is from 9600 Sulphur Mountain Road. A good telephoto and the whole privacy angle is shot to hell.

  • Good for Leah that she left, and for all the others who have left and taken back control of their lives.

  • Tracsar

    Wow..Just absolutely gobsmacked. Especially that we now can see the KRs in their entirety! Leah is an incredibly brave woman for doing this.

    • Just think of all the whiny KRs that are in the files going back decades. (I wonder how many for these leaks today?)

      • salin

        And how insidious that these are still cataloged and maintained in perpetuity. Hate to add my voice to the over stated comparison to STASI – but there it is.

      • Tracsar

        I can’t help but wonder if someone gets brave enough to release TCs or DM’s KRs..

  • Acherontia

    Also I want to let you guys know (especially everyone I sat with at the Boston TUML event, because there were cookies, and you could pretty much get me to join anything with cookies) is a bad influence, because I’m now reading Jenna Miscavige’s book, Jon Atack’s book is next, and Leah’s book will be delivered to my kindle next week while I’m on a beach. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Sherbet

      Oh, sure, Acherontia, blame it on the Boston Bunkerites. You pulled it in, missy. But, come to think of it, I’d join scientology if they served SarahDB’s cookies.

      • beauty for ashes

        Oh what I’ve done for cookies! **hangs head in shame***

  • scottmercer

    And around and around it goes. This will blow up in their faces. This is the highest profile celebrity to turn on them; only Cruise and Travolta are higher (I would argue that at this point Kirstie Alley is lower on the celebrity food chain than Leah is). Who else have they got? Danny “F You” Masterson? Laura Prepon? Beck?

    Two things: I don’t think the Sea Org lets people be “on leave.” But, Tommy Davis, as Anne Archer’s son, I guess IOKIYAC. (It’s okay if you are a celebrity.) Secondly, I know Tony has brought this up multiple times, but what’s going with Lt. Safepoint of the LAPD? Is he actually a Scientologist, or just bribed? I think that warrants an investigation.

    • phoebequeen

      You bring up good point about Tommy Davis. I hadn’t thought about what this means to his relationship with his mother. I think in cases of celebrity, they get treated differently.

      • Acherontia

        Yeah, but… how much sway does Ann Archer have these days?

        • phoebequeen

          She scares me!

          • Acherontia

            Haha. I was born in the late 80s so I think I maybe missed her big fame days. On her IMDB it looks like she’s still working quite a bit, but not on any big blockbusters or tv series or whatnot. I hadn’t heard of her til I saw GC (again, generational thing I think).

            I wonder if it has more to do with celebrity or just plain old money, I guess.

            • phoebequeen

              I never knew she was a xenu warrior princess until a few years ago. I have seen her pictures at events, and she just looks fucking evil. She did used to be really pretty, at least on the outside.

            • daisy

              Watch the BBC interview. You would be more scared of her , than Glen Close in Fatal Attraction. ( her only big movie ) That documentary as equally jarring as Going Clear.

            • phoebequeen

              Yikes. Maybe a good choice for Halloween.

            • phoebequeen

              Fatal Attraction is a pretty good movie. Hide your bunnies though.

        • BosonStark

          Anne is busy, as always, trying not to look brainwashed. Years of honing her acting craft have helped in that regard.

    • mon elle

      They still have Kirstie! Don’t forget about her!

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      “Who else have they got?” What does poor Bodhi Elfman have to do to get some respect around here, huh?!

      • $cnMonkeyNut$

        Be a better horse wrangler for his wife? ๐Ÿ™‚

        • daisy

          LOL

          • beauty for ashes

            “Daisy!!!!” she screamed. Bird took flight, dogs started howling, and cats fell off their precarious napping perches. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daisy

              I am going to break my computer every 6 months ( likely next week, if I cannot keep fat beagle off of it ) just for the ego boost. Thank you so much. I suffered from Bunker withdrawl the whole time I was off.

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              We missed you! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daisy

              I missed all of you as well.

            • beauty for ashes

              No don’t break your computer that’s expensive! Although the idea that fat beagle broke it, totally cracks me up.

          • Kay

            DAY-ZEE !!!! You’re back !! We were worried !

            • daisy

              I heard, so sorry to worry anyone, but thank-you for caring. I kinda wanted to make up a story, computer broken seems so banal.

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        Apologize to the autistic community for Mercury Rising.

      • beauty for ashes

        What does Bodhi Elfman do for a living? No disrespect if he’s a stay at home dad. (very hard and important job) It just seems to bother me lately that I don’t know him to be famous for anything else but being famous.

        • Zeruel (Sebastian)

          He hasn’t been in a big movie since Cruise’s Collateral.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Wikipedia says he’s an actor, but I think Wikipedia is lying.

          I don’t know how the Elfmans make their money these days, honestly. Random paid appearances and a few stray movie or TV roles for Jenna…Does that podcast net them anything? I thought Bodhi was a top recruiter for the CoS once? I’m assuming he made some commissions then, but that well has probably dried up. I remember there being some gossip that they were going broke, but I don’t know what their situation is.

          • beauty for ashes

            I think Wikipedia is tootally covering for him like everyone else in his life. He probably just needs to do the SRD again.

          • Missionary Kid

            Jenna has been in several movies lately. She is, and always has been, the breadwinner, it appears. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001184/?ref_=nv_sr_1

            • beauty for ashes

              So he’s just a failed actor? He’s not like actor/musician/producer/space cootie remover?

            • Missionary Kid

              He works some, which is doing better than 99 percent of actors. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001183/?ref_=nv_sr_1

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Aw, you’re looking at Bodhi’s career with such a glass-half-full perspective that I’m starting to feel bad for ragging on him.

            • Missionary Kid

              If you’ll notice, all his recent work has been in shorts, probably at scale at the best.

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              And a guest spot on Criminal Minds. That’s good… I guess.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              I wonder if most of them are scilon productions…

            • Missionary Kid

              He isn’t worth the effort for me to check.

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              I think I now see why they each transparently hate each other.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              I guess that’s why they make all those masculinity jokes at Bodhi’s expense, eh? There’s definitely some barely repressed animosity between those two.

              So in that spirit, I will answer my own question with: get his wife’s balls out of his mouth.

      • pluvo

        They got it’s-so-beautiful-Travolta.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          You mean Adele Dazeem’s handsy uncle?

  • Kay

    WOW…..for the first time ever when I googled Tom Cruise, his PR stuff didn’t show up at the top of the page. It is FULL of Leah Remini links from the top down. Google it, you will be amazed/amused !!

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      That would be the Google News feed. Under normal circumstances the stories would shift to generic gossip after a while, but let’s hope the bad PR sticks this time.

      • Kay

        OK….but it’s cool for now !!!

  • PickAnotherID

    It occurs to me the judges in the Belgian case that were asking about ‘Ethics Folders’ would be very interested in seeing the kind of snitching that gets filed away in them. I suspect keeping that kind of crap on file violates all kinds of European data retention laws.

    • flyonthewall

      Google ain’t got nothin’ on Scientology

    • Jenny Griffith

      What would they say about the files the cult has on the judges?

      • PickAnotherID

        Files? What files? [Sound of industrial shredder in background]

        • Jenny Griffith

          It would be funny if the judge asked one of the scientologists if there was a file on him.

  • scottmercer

    Here’s a really fun screenshot…

  • MostEthicalPimp

    Every time a Scientologist Writes a KR. LRH’s sebaceous cysts grows a little.

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      And a thetan gets a cosmic blowjob.

      • Mockingbird

        Shoop required.

    • 0tessa

      Every time Miscavige makes a speech, a plastic surgeon has to remove the growth of his nose.

  • RBE

    Jonny Jacobsen has his coverage of the afternoon session of the first day of the trial in Belgium up:
    https://twitter.com/jonnymcj/status/659105604007501824

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      Was it similar to Bill Clinton’s conception of “is”?

    • sugarplumfairy

      Thank you for that..

    • salin

      Read the last paragraph. *Cough**Lies**Cough*

      Hope that some one gives the link to that judge today’s TO post. Nail.Hammer.Dead-on.

    • Graham

      ‘And what about Scientology ethics, the judge wanted to know. One got the impression that for each thing there was a prescribed way of doing things — and a prescribed list of sanctions too for every offence, whether it was being rude or failing to listen to an auditor. And it would all go in you file.โ€œHow does that square with the mission to help people?โ€ asked Judge Rรฉgimont.โ€œI would agree if that was the case, if that was what had happened,โ€ said Grognard. But, he added: โ€œI have never seen the kind of thing that you speak in 25 years of being a Scientologist.”‘

      No comment!

  • nottrue
    • phoebequeen

      Ha!

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Be still my beating heart, what unicorn did that judge ride in on?! He’s like the judge dreams are made of.

    • salin

      This article goes into the purif – hitting at the practice of medicine angle. It doesn’t go into much depth, but it is good to see the angle introduced.

  • salin

    Belguim case make the Huffington post. Title: Belgium Could Expel Church of Scientology from the Country. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/church-of-scientology-belgium-trial_562fbd51e4b06317990facd7

  • 0tessa

    I can’t get this picture out of my mind: Miscavige’s assistent gripping the ass of her ecclesiastical leader at the wedding of high priest Tom Cruise.

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      And imagine: they spent the weekend in the honeymoon cabin next to TomKat’s reenacting the raunchier scenes from Caligula.
      You’re welcome.

    • mon elle

      Oh … I took that to mean she was just touching him. I mean he’s just a giant ass.

  • Tony Ortega

    Almost twelve hours in, and zero pickup. And they’ve all seen it. THR, DM, Radar, etc

    Guess who’s afraid of ABC and Ballantine Books?

    Ha ha HA.

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      Have you ever watched South Park? It’s Mickey they’re afraid of.

    • Missionary Kid

      Confront and shatter Duck and cover.

      • flyonthewall

        you see what i was saying yesterday about steppin’ on their exclusivity?

        • Missionary Kid

          Yeah, but I believe that this will actually help ABC/Ballantine. The cross promotion helps everyone. Tony is providing evidence that actually helps the publicity on the story. They aren’t worried.

          • flyonthewall

            I think today’s story would help too. Not saying other places are right staying away from this story, but apparently they are

            • Missionary Kid

              I read your post wrong, so I went back and re-read Tony’s comment. You’re right.

      • TexasBroad

        That whole scientological redefinition of words thing really works. You didn’t need to add that last bit….my mind automatically thinks that when I read “confront and shatter” (and I always picture sweet Tory sending grown men scurrying away like little, frightened children).

        • Missionary Kid

          *Chuckle*

    • Tony Ortega

      Off to do Adelaide radio. Have fun.

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        If you see your convertible in the swimming pool when you get back… it was Fly.

        • flyonthewall

          don’t you put that evil on me!

          • $cnMonkeyNut$

            *whispers* Just say Jimmy3 dared you to do it ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Rasha

              …hmmmm…. what do we have lying around that we could fasten everything down with, while Tony’s away….?

            • $cnMonkeyNut$

              Have you seen the nail-gun anywhere recently? I suspect it might be needed (or did Tony lock it in the cupboard after last time? ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      • We are. Enjoy yourself!

      • pixie dust

        Hold up! Can we listen?

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      COB will be taking to the airwaves shortly to explain what’s behind this Hill 10 flapping flap to the eleventy billion Scientologists on the Planet. COB is not afraid.

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n196/scienowriter/Dm.Soviet.7_zpswqhlharu.png

    • Wonder if any of the mainstream papers will pick it up, and make THR, DM, and Radar look slow.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
      • mon elle

        As the future TC4WC I pledge my unflagging efforts to ensure that the wog media sees the great beings in my life, primarily my future 2D partner and you.

        Unlike TC2WC and TC3WC, I will do everything that puts both of you in the spotlight.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
          • mon elle

            I understand sir. Tom Cruise is only a somebody to the extent he is able to reflect your greatness.

            What the wog media fails to discern is that without you my future husband would be a fading name. It is only because of your friendship is he motivated to achieve more because he realizes that he has not yet reached your level of beingness.

            As the future TC4WC I will ensure he appropriately appreciates how fortunate he is to have you in his life.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Yes, that is what COB needs from you mon elle. He needs you to write KR’s on TC and lot’s of them. We in RTC keep an eye on TC… he is an SP so far as COB is concerned. TC is no better that the rotten lot of them: Alley, Elfman, Travolta, Preston, Archer, Beck, Masterson — they are all useless theetie wheetie SP’s who put their own selfish needs and finances ahead of what COB wants and needs.

  • new bollockshttps://www.scientologybollocks.com/scientology-celebrity-snitch-culture-is-a-sight-to-behold-leah-remini-confirms-tom-cruise-is-an-asshole-what-really-happened-at-his-wedding/

    … also I posted a pic of Jenna Elfman going to Kim Kardashian’s baby shower…. and have just come across a pic of Katie Holmes going to the same shower…. I just can’t see Jenna and Katie at the same party somehow…. strange indeed – the source is Getty images so it’s pretty legit….. anyway, I wonder what they talked about?

    pics

    + bonus kitteh gif

    you know timing and all thatโ€ฆ. http://31.media.tumblr.com/0ab2d17736d43381502115a6a289bba4/tumblr_nwuohx1HWw1tlb56zo1_400.gif

    • Missionary Kid

      You need a space between bollocks and https.

      • fixed, thanks

        • Missionary Kid

          Your post was quite complete, and an additional pleasure to read today.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        You never typed a funnier sentence, Mish! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Missionary Kid

          *Laughing out loud* Of course, it was totally inadvertent.

    • Ben Franklin

      I have always had an inkling that CoS seems to be trying to find ways to reel in the Kardashians. Why? I still don’t get it, as it doesn’t make a lot of sense, except that they have money

      • $cnMonkeyNut$

        … except they have money

        Bingo!

        • Ben Franklin

          I would not sympathize with any celebrity who joins Scientology in present time knowing all the negative aspects of the church

          • BosonStark

            The only celebrity wannabes who join now are hoping to become famous SPs, like Leah.

        • Miss Tia

          but Pimp Mama Kris has her own church with her own money schemes….i guess scientologists haven’t done their homework?

          • $cnMonkeyNut$

            How often does the little DeMon think about consequences though? All he sees is a huge whale, like Captain Ahab!

            • Miss Tia

              well there’s some huge whales asses there, especially if you include kanye…

        • pixie dust

          Trying to get the money from that heinous momager would be a cage match.

          • $cnMonkeyNut$

            It would be like watching a wasp landing on a stinging nettle… someone’s going to get stung, but you don’t really care who!

          • Recruit her as a registrar.

            • pixie dust

              Perfect.

      • ze moo

        The Kardashians are all flash no substance, just like $cientology. And yeah, money attracts, like the cockroaches that they are.

        I judge news outlets by the amount of ‘coverage’ they give Kardashians, and Paris Hilton and others who are ‘famous’ for being ‘famous’.

        The vox populi gets too distracted by shiny things and fake ‘reality shows’. Hell, watch any US network morning news and you’ll be treated to the ‘drama’ of Survivor, The Voice, The Great Race, and any other show the network is trying to hype. No wonder Americans can’t find the Ukraine on the map, they never get to see the map.

        • Ben Franklin

          I think Kim Kardashian took the torch from Paris Hilton, I hardly hear much about Paris anymore. There was a time when Paris and Lindsay Lohan were everywhere

        • daytoncapri

          If singer Jamala gets notice in the states, it would be good thing for everyone, and then maybe we can find Ukraine on the map. She is young, pretty, talented. Good songs…Find Me, Thank You.

  • BosonStark

    I have a feeling Leah is never going to be invited to another Tom Cruise wedding.

    • Missionary Kid

      One of the best comments today. I love your understatement.

    • anoni81b4u

      I doubt Tom Cruise gets invited to the next one ๐Ÿ™‚

      • BosonStark

        Little Suri wouldn’t even be cat bearer.

    • mon elle

      If I get the position being offered, I will not only invite her but make sure that she and J-Lo are seated together.

      I’ll also make sure their invitations indicate the start time as taking place an hour before and the best man’s invitations indicates 3 months after.

    • outraged

      I have a feeling Tom Cruise is not going to be invited to another wedding.

      • sugarplumfairy

        Not even his own..

    • Ben Franklin

      He may as well just get married in Las Vegas because non of his marriages last forever

      • seriouslyWTF

        Hey.. I got married in Vegas..

        • Ben Franklin

          What I was trying to point out is that he doesn’t need to have an elaborate wedding in Italian villa, is his marriage doesn’t last,he needs to scale them down

          • seriouslyWTF

            It is definitely easy and inexpensive to get married in Vegas. Just ask all the guys that mob you as soon as you leave the courthouse with your marriage license.

  • Going through the backlog pile…

    Prescott police arrest California fugitive February 6, 2007, Mirsada Buric, Daily Courier

    Prescott Police Sgt. Ken Morley said Monday that detective Mark McClain watched Henson’s home in the 800 block of Whetstine Avenue for three months after receiving a tip about his fugitive status. McClain arrested Henson, a Prescott High School graduate, on a fugitive-from-justice warrant during a traffic stop near Black Drive in Prescott, Morley said.

    I think know who the tip came from, but what kind of tip causes a police detective to watch someone for three whole months rather than just asking for his id? No doubt Scientology dropped a few feet of smear files on the detective’s desk.

    I don’t suppose a FOIA request could shake it loose?

    • TexasBroad

      While we’re inquiring, would FOIA shake loose Lt. Andre Dawson’s and/or LAPD’s “classified” reports of contact with Shelly Miscavage? Classified? Who classified it and why – is that normal?

  • Observer

    Another pic from Sunday.

    refresh

    • I dunno what kind of witch craft is it, but this photo makes me happy.

      • Observer

        I was looking straight up when I took it. Here are those trees from farther away:

        • kemist

          Looks like the view from my job.

      • pixie dust

        It does! It was a little chilly in the house and looking at it made me feel warm.

      • Allie

        Me too, Dodo. So enchanting. As I was scrolling down and saw bright colors
        appearing, I immediately smiled knowing it was an Obs photo.

    • Cupcakes for Breakfast

      I looooove this. It almost looks like stained glass.

    • salin

      Our leaves are streaming down with the rain tonight. Glad to have this view.

  • nottrue

    PTS .I wonder if he got that subject from hubbard…https://twitter.com/bodhielfman/status/659087046955417600

    • pixie dust

      Dear God.

    • Observer

      These people are appalling.

    • Kay

      How classy……..not.

    • daisy

      I can understand how Jenna is attracted to horses, Bhodi kind of looks like one, and not the attractive parts.

  • Satansthetan

    go Leah! looking forward to Friday night.

  • Checking my SP sites. Heard someone is an SP asshole. Epic lulz.

    • mon elle

      I quite liked “What’s the LRH on that?”

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Is that anything like, “What’s the 411, hun?” I’m guessing not, because it’s not 1992 anymore.

        • mon elle

          More like, “What’s the Murray-Hill 5-9975?” …

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Wow, you went even older school! Classic–I loved that show (in reruns, but still…).

  • RK

    The description of the wedding sounds like a high school prom.

    • Missionary Kid

      Proms aren’t that regimented.

      • RK

        i agree that arriving late and changing the seating arrangements was rude, but “ruined the wedding?” Guests not wanting to later sit near people later on the plane? Handlers having to smooth ruffled feathers? Sounds like a bunch of really immature, entitled people. The wedding couple should have been too busy and focused on each other to even notice or care.

        • Missionary Kid

          My comment was actually about proms. I believe that the whole flap, aside from Leah asking, “Where’s Shelly?” was because the whole affair was orchestrated by DM, and there were a lot of snitches who were reporting on any deviation from the rigid planning..

    • daisy

      If being loud and rude, arriving late and sitting anywhere but by the seating chart ruined weddings why I am invited to so many ? I just get done with my friends, now I have to attend their childrens. Petty thy name is scientology.

      • mon elle

        They invite you for your good looks, generous soul, and potential to blame you for anything that goes wrong.

        • daisy

          That last one seems about right. I have an open invitation to any scientologists to come to our family reunions. If there is not a fight, the night, didn’t go right. Hey my own little poem.

  • Vaquera

    Jerry Oโ€™Connell Hid From Tom Cruise After Making Fun Of Scientology

    In the famously controversial sketch, Oโ€™Connell mocked Cruise, something that seven years later he admits may have gone too far. During his podcast interview, Oโ€™Connell says, โ€œI saw [Cruise] at one event, and I hid. I had to be at the event. I hid for as long as I could. When it was time to disperse, I literally was the first at valet.โ€ He admits heโ€™s still โ€œsort of avoiding him,โ€ though notes, โ€œI donโ€™t think there will be a confrontation, but itโ€™s just, why poke that bear? It was rude what I did.โ€

    http://www.gossipcop.com/jerry-oconnell-scientology-hid-tom-cruise-listen-audio/

    • flyonthewall

      what a puss

      • Missionary Kid

        Not really. At least he admits that he’s avoiding Mr. Little Prick.

        • flyonthewall

          literally hiding from someone bc you made a joke?

          • outraged

            he’s obviously a sensitive soul.
            people are complicated.

            • flyonthewall

              Anyway you cut it, he’s a coward. Either stand by your joke or apologize if you think you went too far. Hiding rather than just standing by it or apologizing is the coward’s way out

            • outraged

              maybe he was afraid Scifi goons were going to drag him off to the HOle?

            • flyonthewall

              If they were going to throw him in the Hole they should of done it for making Joe’s Apartment. God I hate that movie

            • Missionary Kid

              Maybe I still like him because I never saw it?

            • flyonthewall

              That’s probably definitely it. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • mon elle

              I wonder how he feels about John Stamos …

          • Missionary Kid

            It wasn’t just a joke, but a full on satire. I don’t think Jerry does that often, so he didn’t think about potential blowback when he did it.

            Jerry’s just a nice guy IMO, who did a fantastic bit making fun of someone.

            • flyonthewall

              omg a full on satire! Blowback? I can’t even…just nevermind

            • Missionary Kid

              Blowback from Cruise. Jerry’s a little fish compared to Cruise. I concede he’s a coward.

            • pixie dust

              I’m in serious pain now.

            • Missionary Kid

              Thinking about it, the blowback probably came from the Cruise fans who don’t brook anything negative said or done about their little Tommy, as well as the clams. Jerry might not understand the depths that $cientologists go to to protect what they consider their own. I’ll bet a lot of them even posed as regular fans of Cruise, not as the clams they were.

              If you were a public figure,not as well known as Cruise, I imagine you might be intimidated by all of the negative attention, possibly not realizing that a lot of it came from $cientologists.

              Tommy’s public persona suffered because of the release of the video onto the internet, and Co$ was pissed, I’m sure. Look at what they did to try and get it off the internet, setting off the protests from Anonymous. I think that they probably went after Jerry for doing the satire, too.

              Both the public consciousness of the nuttiness of $cientology and Cruise’s reputation took big hits because of Tommy’s video, and I can imagine they applied some minor fair game tactics to Jerry.

              Today, $cientology has so many fires to put out that they don’t have the time to deal with all the shitstorm that’s enveloping them, (Edit: they wouldn’t have the resources to pay much attention to Jerry) but in 2008, it was a different ball game, and I’ll bet they pulled some shit on Jerry.

              As much as I loved Jerry’s satire, he probably got burned, and I think that he just doesn’t want to deal with it.

            • Missionary Kid

              See edit.

        • Always Amazed

          admitting your a puss is the first step.

    • pixie dust

      Well, I’m sorry he feels that way. That was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

    • mon elle

      What? Was this sketch recorded anywhere? What’s the background?

      How could this kid do anything wrong? (F5)

      http://www.tvhistorypod.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/MSI03.jpg

      • Vaquera
        • mon elle

          Thank you!

          • Ben Franklin

            Is elle still promoting Scientology at the Hollywood Reporter articles comment sections?

            • mon elle

              Not that I can tell. She’s currently picking fights at US and linking to the Gibney smear site as she goes after Leah.

            • Observer

              What a life.

            • mon elle

              Me or Elle? Either way … not much of one.

              The upside is I can at least have fun.

            • Observer

              elle. Imagine spending your days doing nothing but trying to further a losing cause by smearing people.

            • mon elle

              Somehow I have developed an emotion for her that I doubt she will understand anytime soon: pity.

              I can’t imagine being trapped in that world willingly.

            • Ben Franklin

              It will take long before she changes her mind about Scientology, but it will happen.

        • villagedianne

          Really funny. I LOL’d.

        • Madison KinSmed

          This is hysterical!

        • skiesareblue

          Better than the original !!

    • Vaquera

      Oโ€™Connell further tells the hosts, โ€œScientology is a weird place. Iโ€™m 41. I donโ€™t know if Scientology is right in my wheelhouse. I think if youโ€™re younger today itโ€™s not that big a dealโ€ฆ I had friends who went into it.โ€

    • mon elle

      THIS is controversial? In what galaxy sector of what universe?

      Holy crap! Jerry apparently thinks Tom is not only thin-skinned but horribly humorless; granted thre may have been an uproar I missed.

      Does is mock Tom’s infamously not-so-secret Medal of Valor video? Sure.

      But it could have been so much worse in terms of what depths it plumbed.

      It was, at least, to benefit the writers without whom Tom would be left speechless.

    • daisy

      That is too bad, he should be loud and proud. That was hilarious. He had the wild eyes and toothy grin down pat.

      • Madison KinSmed

        Hi, Daisy! Welcome back!

        • daisy

          Thanks AA and MKS I was away interviewing for the job at Mappin Castle. I was too classy, words I never would have expected to say, ever.

        • daisy

          MKS my E-mail address is pnichol@live.com if you ever want extra support. I adore you and your skills. Another reason to post more frequently I took me forever to find an old post, until I remembered your post to me. Let me know when you get it, so I can come back and erase it.

      • Always Amazed

        hi daise!

        • daisy

          Hi back AA. Nice to see everyone. truly.

  • Tony Ortega

    Wow, that was fun. I was on Ian Henschke’s show on ABC radio and a Scientologist called in. Had fun talking to him about the Bridge and other things.

    Hope they post it on their website before too long.

    Perth radio coming up in a little while.

    • Science Doc

      Was he polite?

      • mon elle

        Probably crushed and shattered … but not in the way expected when placing the call.

      • It could happen.
        100 to 1, but it could happen.

        • mon elle

          Generous with odds you are.

          Don’t gamble. Ever.

          • You, yourself, play the odds all day every day.

            • mon elle

              And rarely are they in my favor.

            • You’re still here.
              I’d say you’re winning.

    • And another Ex was made.

    • “… a Scientologist called in…”
      O shi
      Huge

    • outraged

      That’s great!
      You have just saved another life.

    • outraged

      Tony I hope you are watching the Mets. They need you.
      I have a question: The Blog BackInComm ended on August 30th.
      Thetaclear wrote a beautiful post:

      https://backincomm.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/they-put-a-spell-on-me-baby/comment-page-1/#comment-17272

      Do you know if Peter is part of The Bunker?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Apparently a he……Peter. I hope he is here with us. Another has seen the light. Hooray!

    • Mockingbird

      God, I wish I could have disseminated to him.

  • DefinitelyNotMe
    • mon elle

      Yes. Yes he does. Why do you think he’s still in? He’s got more than PC folders to worry about.

      • Missionary Kid

        They’re all probably under lock and key and closely held by DM.

  • outraged

    Ot, but a hoot.

    Dlisted, Michael K., always has these very bizarro photo contests. This one involves toilet paper. Perfect for DM satire. Let’s ALL do it. I put one in:

    http://dlisted.com/2015/10/27/the-caption-this-contest-for-october-27th-2/

    Miscavige decided to take a break from standing ovations.

    • Miss Tia

      did you see Marc Headley put in a caption?? let’s all upvote his!! there’s always an upvote winner!!

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Ha, great idea!

      • outraged

        Yes!!! That would be the BEST.
        Let’s do both.
        Put in our oWn and UPVOTE MARC HEADLEY.!
        He posted at about 8:12 pm, joisey time.

        lol.
        Scientology Pooper Powers!!!

        • Miss Tia

          just vote MARC!!!! Don’t distract the voters!!

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Look! A blimp!

            • Miss Tia

              well is it a Goodyear blimp? or an imposter blimp?

    • mon elle

      Interesting disclaimer for site video that was linked on right navbar:

      Warning: Unless you work in the offices of Scientology, the video below may be NSFW because it contains a whole lot of waxed man ass.

      http://dlisted.com/2015/10/23/open-post-hosted-by-the-return-of-the-naked-warwick-rowers/

      • outraged

        Michael K is my hero.

    • Miss Tia

      There’s always a upvote winner—upvote Marc Headley!! direct link to his comment:
      http://dlisted.com/2015/10/27/the-caption-this-contest-for-october-27th-2/#comment-2330307201

      • skiesareblue

        I SO had to go upvote that!!!

        • Miss Tia

          thank you!!!

          • skiesareblue

            I would upvote Marc Headley anywhere, anytime.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Done! I love Michael K’s “Caption This” contests.

        • Miss Tia

          thank you!! i’ve won it a few times—and can you imagine how excited i’ve been! ๐Ÿ˜€

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Cool, congrats!

            • Miss Tia

              thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Has Jazzlover been around today?

    • flyonthewall

      u know i don’t think so

    • Frodis73

      He seemed pretty upset over some posts between him and somebody else. Maybe he’s taking a break.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        That’s why I was asking. The back and forth btw him and dagobarbz was odd to say the least.

        • Frodis73

          Ah okay. Yes, I think he was taking it a bit too serious, but I’m sure he’ll be back.

        • Miss Tia

          yeah, that was really odd….and i found it disturbing to read….i can’t imagine how he feels…..

  • Panopea Abrupta

    The Down Underground Bunker Book and Enturbulation Tour continues:-
    7 pm Weds. 28th Oct: Adelaide

    For the rest of us, that means:
    10:30 am Helsinki / 9:30 Padova – Paris – Brussels -Oslo- Cape Town / 8:30 am London- Dublin/
    EST 4:30 am/ 3:30 am Chicago- Madison/ 2:30 am Denver/ 1:30am San Fran – LA/

    And the quote of the day for me came from Matt Pesch:
    “The policy of disconnection now works against Scientology. The threat forces disaffected staff and public to play along like they want to be in the group while at the same time they work to weaken the group that traps them. The FBI once asked me if I was willing to act as a mole. I said I would but I pointed out there were others who could be much more effective.”
    http://tonyortega.org/2015/10/27/the-leah-remini-files-an-exclusive-look-at-the-krs-that-inform-her-memoir/#comment-2329061666

    Davey needed a change of underwear right there!
    This is the bus under which he is throwing people, as I write.

    • Mockingbird

      Imagine that thing on a windy day !

    • Juicer77

      Thank you for the time zone info, it really helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  • outraged

    Uh oh, gotta focus. The royals got a run.
    Let’s Go Mets!!!!!!

    • Miss Tia

      what playoff is this?

      • outraged

        The World Series!!!
        In rainy Kansas City.

        First GAme, jUst started a 8pm. EST

        • Miss Tia

          who are the mets playing in kansas city?

          • outraged

            The Kansas City Royals.

            Who is buried in Grants tomb?
            (sorry, I couldn’t help it.)

            • Miss Tia

              i thought KC was the blue jays….::shrugs::….well since the mets denied the cubs….GO KC!!!!

              why did you take a morbid turn? i am pretty clueless about sports…..and i heard that jimmy hoffa is buried in grant’s tomb…..

            • outraged

              I get them mixed up all the time. Baseball, football, basketball.
              Except for the teams I root for.

              Sorry about the tomb part. Is it just the old joke.

              How about:
              What is the name of the Atlantic Ocean?

            • mon elle

              Easy. Sam.

            • Miss Tia

              i know it’s an old joke….i watched groucho’s quiz show and that was the question so someone could at least win SOMETHING…..

              sorry, can’t play trivia…..trying to be a half way decent mod on my community for once this evening….HAH!!

            • outraged

              Groucho’s Quiz Show!! I love that show. He is so funny and sneaky and just an all around hoot.

            • Rasha

              “You Bet Your Life”… I have several episodes from the radio days. Love Groucho. and Harpo…. and Chico…. and Zeppo…. and not so much Gummo, ‘cuz he didn’t appear in much.

              First “Karl” joke, and I bring out the you-know-what.

            • Miss Tia

              I actually named a kitty after a contestant—well he became very infamous and well known in south california for years afterwards—Gypsy Boots!!! She’s my totally feral kitty who put me in the hospital for emergency surgery on my thumb–she repeatedly bit me. I have Gypsy Boots—the guys!—2 books! ๐Ÿ™‚ He had an amazing zest for life. And yes, Groucho was a hoot!!

              Yeah, that’s why the drunk art bugs me. Drunks doing ART would not bug me. I mean, I love reading Bukowski, i doubt that was written sober!

            • scottmercer

              Actually the correct answer to “Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb” is Grant…and his wife.

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    Have a good night Bunkerites. I’m off to enjoy a bottle of wine & a DVD with my hubby. Sleep well tonight, tomorrow is going to be another great day. ; )

    • outraged

      what are you watchin?

      • Miss Tia

        she said a DVD….

        • outraged

          ummmm…..I watch movies on DVD sometimes. Not often, but sometimes. I don’t use them for anything else.

          In fact, I have a HUGE stack from Costco I bought for edited FCP movies. But I don’t really edit much now.

          • Miss Tia

            the drunk guys at the corner make i guess blinding sun mobiles with old dvds and cds….they tied them together then try to sell them…usually end up hanging them behind their house….they had them in the front but the sun and/or headlights on tallmadge avenue made a serious driving hazard and the police said ‘um no, move ’em’….hey, the drunks have gone about 2 months without being arrested or taken away in an ambulance….they’re about due!!

            • outraged

              I’ve actually thought about making mobiles. Thank you for the description!
              I’m an artist & have used them in paintings.
              The reflections are amazing. ANd they are different depending on how much is recorded. It changes the look of the DVD.

            • Miss Tia

              well the drunks just use old shoe laces they find and tie them together…..i mean you could make a REALLY nice mobile….but they should never be put in the way of traffic with the reflection like that…..the mobiles down the street are really sad….imagine 3 dvds tied together with dirty shoelaces…..

            • outraged

              well…to me it is very unusual to see drunks making art. Lots of artists make dirty art. The sad part is the drunk part. Not the art. Right? It is good they are doing that instead of making money some other more destructive way.

            • Miss Tia

              this isn’t really ‘art’….they’re trying to score some booze money….they must have gotten a motherload of dvds/cds somewhere…..they are REALLY bad drunks….there’s a vacant lot a few houses down from on tallmadge where they TRIED to have a community garden—people around there—but the drunks sat there all day drinking chasing people away and that ended that….then they start fighting….here comes the ambulance…here comes the police…..two of them came down to my end of robinette (they live on the corner of robinette facing tallmadge) saying when the house across from me was tore down they’d make that their new community garden (they were banned by the police from going there again, then they started making the mobiles)….i told them the fuck they would sit there and drink and fight 20′ from my house if they did that i’d make it my GOLF COURSE and i pulled out a golf club (i have them ALL over the place ๐Ÿ˜‰ and said i liked to hit head sized balls….they ran off saying i was crazy….i told ’em to remember that and stay the fuck away from that lot when the house is tore down…..

              they don’t really make money either….they try to sell ’em to the jr. high and high school kids going by every day……they’re in their 60s….it’s a rooming house….that house always has either alcoholics or drug dealers—i’ll take alcoholics over the drug dealers…..the last drug dealer was slick and took us 5 months of neighborhood cooperative effort with the police to get enough evidence to bust his ass…..

            • PickAnotherID

              Old DVD’s make great signaling mirrors for the camping emergency kit. Just hold one arm out with thumb pointing up. With the other hand, hold the mirror near your face, sight through the hole, and adjust until the suns reflection hits your extended thumb. Anything in line of sight with your thumb, like a circling airplane, will also be hit with the reflection.

            • Kay

              That is interesting information.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        The Blacklist. ; )

  • Tony Ortega

    So my hotel TV cable system is currently airing episodes of MASH, Starsky & Hutch, and The Beverly Hillbillies, but I can’t get the World Series.

    • Tony Ortega

      I’m beginning to think Australians have a pretty funny idea about the state of entertainment in America.

      • mon elle

        We gave them Scientology. Can you blame them?

      • outraged

        It MUSt be showing somewhere. DId you call the front desk? I imagine there is mets fan.

        On the web! that’s right. It is streaming.

        • Tony Ortega

          Can’t leave the hotel yet. Doing radio shows by phone.

          • outraged

            see above, I sent you links.
            do you have a computer?
            how about the radio?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              No, he’s using his internet connected Telex to post here.

            • outraged

              better to watch the mets than post here!
              we aren’t going anywhere.

      • salin

        Start really worrying when the begin showing the skits from Love American Style, or The Love Boat. State of entertainment and odd encapsulation of the conception of ‘love’ in America.

    • Sandy

      0-1 after one.

      • Tony Ortega

        Yeah, I’m watching pitch-by-pitch online. But not the same as a live TV broadcast.

    • This is not bad. When we stayed in Holiday Inn in Big Apple, it was just The Internship and some gay porn.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Bwahahaha

        • True story. Eta: Oh, and a country music channel on TV, sound only.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Your story is more interesting than baseball IMHO.

            • Thanks. We got to watch Going Clear with The Proprietor. So there is that.

    • outraged

      here you go:

      Watch the World Series for free:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/29/watch-world-series-online_n_338962.html

      Here is Fox now, whatever that is:
      http://www.fox.com/fox-now

      Hope you have a computer and access!

      • Tony Ortega

        Thanks, but that link is five years old.

    • Sid (Phil)

      We told the Aussies not to show it. We don’t want you to get too comfortable down there. They have their own hot shot reporters. We’ll be wanting you back here thank you very much.

    • romanesco

    • sugarplumfairy

      Well you’re stuck there, so may as well write another great story for us like today’s.. =)

    • outraged

      What is your email address?
      can’t find your contact info above.
      I can send you something that might help…..

      • Rasha

        On the sidebar of the main page.

        • outraged

          Thank you! That was hard to find. lol

          • Rasha

            ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Snippy_X
    • Miss Tia

      So you’ve been teleported back to the 70s! DISCO!!!

    • salin

      Back to the future Dial back to 1970s? Fast forward and we can tell you who killed JR.

    • Felicity

      Didn’t I warn you to turn back your clock 2 hours and 20 years? Well, I was wrong. Try 45 years. Gotta love MASH – now tell me – has the Korean war ended yet?

    • outraged

      Fox screwed up. unbelievable. What year is this?
      but the game is tied!!!
      There is something called Periscope? An app for the Series.
      If you don’t have a smartphone in Perth, I have a friend with one.

      https://www.periscope.tv/

  • Zag Man

    These Knowledge Reports are amazing! Would anybody want to join a “church” to engage in this school yard stuff? Not if they have the information upfront, I suspect!
    As they say, “The more you learn about scientology, the worse it gets!”

    • Ben Franklin

      A scene out of the mean girls movie

  • Mind Control to Major Tom

    Hello fellow thinkers – i’m new to the Bunker and want to say Hi. I’m a Never-In who is fairly well obsessed with this profoundly corrupt and spiritually bankrupt so-called “religion”.

    As someone who values spirituality, psychological inquiry, and the value of community, I am genuinely angered that the COS tempts people with these virtues and then sucks them into the undertoe of powerful, cunning mind control. To say nothing of how they treat so-called SPs who have escaped and dare to speak truth in the face of “Fair Game” organized crime-style retaliation.

    100% Horrifying. How is this legal??

    I’m rooting for Leah and everyone suffering in and out of the cult.

    May true freedom of though prevail!

    -MCTMT

    • salin

      MCMT,

      Love your choice of nics. Welcome to the commenting side of the Underground Bunker. Daily doses of thought provoking – wth? or in your words “How is this legal?”, lots of information and sharing of opinions, and currently a wild ride of watching expanding media exposure from behind the curtain of silence of Co$.

    • Miss Tia

      Welcome MCMT!!! Love the name! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you stay awhile in the bunker with us!

    • skiesareblue

      Hey, Mind Control, pull up a chair, make yourself at home; it sounds as if you have come to the right place!

      • Mind Control to Major Tom

        Thanks for the welcome, guys!
        Popping that popcorn and cozy-ing up for a riveting week of Leahs and Tigers and Bears – oh my.

        • skiesareblue

          It doesn’t get much better than this!

        • skiesareblue

          You know about clicking the Heart, right? Right under the word “Comments”.

          • Mind Control to Major Tom

            My heart has clicked!

    • scottmercer

      Welcome from a fellow Never-In.

    • villagedianne

      Love your screen name, Major Tom. As someone who values spirituality I too am angry at Scientology and every other cult that exploits spiritual seekers.

      Welcome to the Scientology-watcher addiction. It’s a healthy obsession.

    • Jo

      Hi, great name, welcome.

  • Tony Ortega

    OK, radio done. Now I can go out and get a bite to eat and find the game on TV!

    • Snippy_X

      Priorities.

    • Felicity

      So this “World Series” thing – what is it?

      • Snippy_X

        Well clearly it’s not Beverly Hillbillies overdubbed in Australian.

      • Observer

        Baseball championship

        • Sherbet

          (Isn’t she joking?)

          • outraged

            you never know.

            • Sherbet

              (I think she is.)

          • Observer

            Maybe

        • Felicity

          Nah, I am joking ๐Ÿ™‚ Even we Aussies know about baseball!

          • ScaramouchenFandango

            Not all of us! I don’t do sport.

          • ScaramouchenFandango

            Sorry I could only stay for one drink the other nite. Glad you all had a great nite.

      • Ben Franklin

        You can find all about the World Series here:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series

      • PickAnotherID

        Don’t know about “World Series”, but the Panthers are now 6-0!

      • outraged

        Baseball championship in the United States.
        New York vs. Kansas City.
        We are routing for new york. :-}

      • Rasha

        It’s a sporting event in which all the countries of the world are invited to compete in the spirit of Global Friendship and Understanding.

        …am I close?

        • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

          LOL No. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • outraged

          I have always dreamed that one day we could take all the energy used toward sports in the United States and turn it somewhere else. But….this is a ridiculous idea, I know.

          • mon elle

            I’d be happy if 1/1000 of the money spent on advertising for sports was redirected toward something like education.

            Without a proper education today’s youth are liable to believe anything.

            Even that body thetans are real.

          • scottmercer

            Let’s throw in there all the time and effort wasted on TMZ and the Kardashians as well.

          • villagedianne

            Group energy is very powerful. It’s what made people pull together during WWII. Yes if we could put that force to peaceful and real humanitarian purposes it would change the world. Imagine how much that would terrify the one percent who amass their wealth and power by exploiting our fears and insecurities.

            Power to the people.

      • Felicity

        So, the whole world plays in the World Series. is this like “Miss Universe” where aliens (including thetans) can enter?

        • what’sup

          It’s actually called The World Series as it was first sponsored by The World Newspaper.

          • Felicity

            Ah – well that explains it!

      • scottmercer

        World Series if the entire world consists of the USA and Canada. Actually there is a baseball analog to the World Cup, the World Baseball Classic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Baseball_Classic

    • Chee Chalker

      What game? The Cubs are out so I don’t know what you could possibly be referring to….

  • PickAnotherID

    Wheeeeee….only 373 more comments for a 2K day!

    • salin

      And 22 more people to remember to click the heart to make it a 300 day! (No aurora’s visible on the Tromso sky Cam – but why should that stop a shameless plug)

  • Observer
    • Miss Tia

      i listened to that on the neighbor’s reel to reel player as a kid….

      • Chee Chalker

        I don’t want to brag here, but Kevin Cronin’s sister used to babysit my husband….not recently……to my knowledge…

        • Miss Tia

          “not recently” ๐Ÿ˜€

    • salin

      Oh the memories. This made me look them up – and they are (changes in lineups of course) playing at IU in December. Though the memories make me smile, I’ll pass on the local concert.

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      Love this song! Remember driving around in my very first car, and blaring this on my cassette player! Ha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Alex De Valera

    This story of people writing reports on Leah because of the impression, or the image that her attitude would create on Cruise or Scientology reminds me of a few things:
    1) The spying within family, friends, etc described by Orwell in his book 1984 and what went on in totalitarian regimes like the Soviet Union or in East Germany when you didn’t follow the party line.
    2) The utter arrogance of Scions and upstart bullies like Cruise and David Miscavige. There are a few things one cannot achieve through Scientology, some of them are compassion, modesty, critical thinking, wisdom, and self determinism. I think a ceremony at Buckingham Palace must be much more relaxed than a party with these fools. Tomy Davis’ remark “You don’t fucking rank to ask that question” says it all about the lack of respect of other people and total absence of politeness required in social life.
    3) I went to a couple of weddings at Saint Hill. I found them very sad. Sea Org members would come say hello and vanish since they had to produce and couldn’t enjoy the party. Family was absent on the two occasions, once it was a Jewish couple and the second time a Muslim with a Christian bride.
    4) The statement of Leah’s friend saying she wouldn’t read what Debbie Cook had to say, shows very clearly where the “Bridge to Total Freedom” leads. She wouldn’t read it because Debbie “was not in good standing” with the “church” That is simply totalitarian mind control and Travolta reacted the same way about Alex Gibney. If they had achieved anything in Scientology they would be able to read anything. If their knowledge of life and human nature would be worthy, their conviction would be unshakable or would change at will upon examining evidence of a different paradigm.

    • Thanks for this post.

    • PickAnotherID

      The portrait of the true face of Dorian Miscavige’s “church”, so long hidden in the attic, is finally being exposed to the world.

  • outraged

    Woo Hoo!!! Lets go Mets!!!

    Now 2-1

    • mon elle

      Yes! I so love opera!

      • daisy

        LOL You are on your game tonight !

        • mon elle

          I had a busy past 10 days and unwinding in an extroverted way that only an introvert might understand.

          • outraged

            that totally makes sense to me.
            I am an extroverted introvert.

            • coonellie

              Ooh, I’m so glad I’m not alone ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 3 …

  • Snippy_X

    And so while wolfman is off at some dumb ballgame:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-uA5f_d4xM&ab_channel=CNNRotatingSquare

    • scottmercer

      Ooooh, the black torchiere floor lamp that screws together. If you had a bachelor pad in the 1990’s, you had to have one of those by law.

  • Ben Franklin

    Just curious, do Scientology Volunteer Ministers refer to themselves as pastors sometimes or is this a new thing? Just came across the clip below with a a Scientologist referring to herself as a pastor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvDTVlWF6gg

    • mon elle
      • Ben Franklin

        This is first time I have heard a Scientologist refer to themselves as a pastor

        • mon elle

          I seem to once read a reference to Gwen Barnard* in that manner (which is why it seems familiar). Could be wrong. Could have been pasture.

          * https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oMPeX2blT9E

          • Doc M

            It’s so “1984”
            I’m now paraphrasing: “Winston, how much is 2 + 2? It’s 5!
            God, if Orwell was alive to actually see this.

            • mon elle

              Former CPA told me that the answer to the 2+2 question is “Whatever the hell you need it to be.”

              He did my taxes for years.

            • Doc M

              I.R.S. math is an entirely different system from real math. Two audits taught me that.

    • They don’t discriminate in positioning themselves with any main religion.

      • Ben Franklin

        They definitely try extra hard to be accepted as a religion

    • They’re always borrowing terms like reverend, minister, or pastor. Since it’s not really part of Scientology, they always sound awkward when they do. Usually they save it for people who’ve taken the 15-25 hour ministers course, but anything for PR, right?

      • Ben Franklin

        For this kind of tasks they seem to select people who look and sound friendly instead of the wild crazy insult barking types that run the place

        • Somewhere behind her is a cynical manipulator.

      • Doc M

        The worst is the ecclesiastical head of the church DM. He hasn’t done an ecclesiastical thing in his wretched life.

    • villagedianne

      How does she manage to get herself around safely with that bad a case of tunnel vision?

    • daisy

      This kind of video makes me so sad. Look at the kindness and loving nature of this poor deluded woman. I fear she has and will be in this cult forever. Her eyes show a weariness, rather than the manic wild eyes you usually see. Maybe its just me.

      • It’s not just you.

      • Ben Franklin

        It is so sad how they take advantage of well meaning people to do their bidding.

      • It’s a common name, but probably:

        Category:Linda Smith

        (The Linda Smith on the Apollo probably isn’t her.)

    • Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps

      They do it sporadically, usually as part of interfaith or community outreach; they’re also the ones who uphold most of the faux religiosity at the orgs, such as the Sunday Services. A lot of them seem to be relative neophytes to Scientology — as an example, the woman listed as the pastor of the Harlem Ideal Org is Verlene Cheeseboro, who appears to be a preclear who’s done no auditing according to the Truth about Scientology Service Completions list.

      • Ben Franklin

        One would think that logically pastors should be the most trained Scientologists like the OTs.

        • Dr. Hunky Jimpjorps

          I kind of suspect that it’s impossible to get an OT to do that kind of touchy-feely community outreach because all they see when they look out on the larger community is a bunch of aberrated wog meat and their wallets.

    • Doc M

      Oh, what a bunch of bullshit…how many “pastors” sic were sent to Afghanistan and Pakistan today to help with earthquake relief?????????

      • PickAnotherID

        Don’t give them any ideas. They’ve got enough problems over there already without a bunch of yellow shirted beggars wandering around looking for food and shelter.

        • PickAnotherID

          On second thought, maybe they could pass out “Way to Happiness” pamphlets to the Taliban and put a stop to the fighting. [snicker]

    • FollowTheMoney

      Now ask her to talk about the charitable works they do at home, with domestic populations in need.

      Edited to add: would love someone to cut this vid together with the one showing scientologists walking past a homeless person without a glance.

      • Ben Franklin

        That’s a very good point. Has Scientology ever done any charitable work in the US where it can be proven whether they helped or not? They seem to mostly “volunteer” outside USA for some reason

        • PickAnotherID

          Well, they snuck in to ‘Ground Zero’ after 9/11 and claimed they kept the nasty “psychs” away from people.

          • FollowTheMoney

            They certainly did that – proudly – at the site of the London bombings.

        • FollowTheMoney

          I’m sure Mike Rinder has weighed in on this issue on his blog. According to Mike they do bupkis.

    • Kay

      Boy this irritates me no end. They do NO relief work whatsoever, other than setting up a tent sporadically to give “touch assists” in some areas. How can they represent themselves as Disaster Relief? That would indicate giving people in need food and clean water, medical care, temporary shelter, immunizations, emotional support, etc. etc. etc. I have friends working with Doctors without Borders, the International Red Cross, Operation Smile, that provide REAL assistance, sometimes at the risk of their own lives. How DARE these people say that !! I don’t have anything against this particular woman…she is spewing the party line, but TPTB….arrrrgggh.

      • Allie

        Me too. and what chaps my ass even more is that they wear those stupid yellow shirts so people will notice them. But they’re only there for the photo ops and they steal supplies brought by other relief organizations and pretend they are contributing them. A sham from the scam.

        • Kay

          Absolutely !! It’s all a photo op. If I remember correctly, the EMS system in NYC asked them to please leave after 9/11. (They set up a tent for “assists”) It’s all a photo op, and a manipulation of language to make them sound legit, just like all of their enterprises.

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    Let me see…. “….Miscavige called her down for a meeting on Sunset Boulevard at Author
    Services Inc., the L. Ron Hubbard literary agency where Miscavige has an
    office. He told Leah he would get her the money back. When she asked
    about Shelly, he said she was being kept out of sight to avoid
    subpoenas, which didnโ€™t make sense to Leah…..”

    Three blind mice….L. Ron Hubbard, Miscavige and Shelly……..what do they have in common? A deep deep level of paranoia. Is it because they have knowledge ‘church’ of scientology crimes against humanity in which they have been complicit?
    So deep it causes them to do everything possible to be served subpoenas or be deposed for court. Meanwhile the LA Police visit Shelly but she is hiding from being served according to miscavige….now why would he and her be avoiding the legal system….

    Scientology…the cult of hiding behind the 1st amendment and defense lawyers.

  • OceanMomma

    I don’t know if these have been linked to yet. I scrolled way down and didn’t see them.
    Jonny Jacobsen has 2 reports up at Byline on Belgium court today.
    https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/527

    https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/533

    • Miss Tia

      they were but it was way way down, so it’s welcomed to have them reposted! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!!!

      • OceanMomma

        Isn’t it nice that for a while now you’ve been able to say “way way way down”. I know I’ve only been posting a short while but I’ve been around long enough to remember days way way way fewer comments. Happy days!

    • PickAnotherID

      I wonder if Vincent Grognard was in the states in the 90’s to study TR-L (Training Routine – Lie)? He’s got a couple of whoppers in his responses to the judge. And based on his responses, the judge definately needs to see the KR’s, specifically routed to “Ethics”, that were posted here today.

  • Ben Franklin
  • salin

    We are so close to 300 recommendations. I don’t recall passing that threshold before. If you haven’t recommended today’s post, please do so. Just above the dialogue box under the Comments Count is a heart, and ‘recommend’. Click recommend and the heart beats, and the count rises. It allows you to quickly find this fine piece of Tony Ortega reporting, and the comments section. we are at 287. 13 more clicks and we push past 300. It seems like Yesterday, but I believe that it was during the Vancouver TUML book talk, with Miss Tia’s encouragement, that we surpassed 200.

    On this day of KR revelations,

    the almost eve of Leah Remini’s interview (and book publication a week later),

    a week after the Netherlands revoked tax-exempt status for Co$,

    the week that the fraud/corruption trial (nearly 20 years in the build up) to get underway in Belgium,

    and the week that Tony fully takes the TUML enturbulation tour – global.

    If you haven’t clicked the recommend tab, please do. Let’s make this the ‘300’ day.

    • daisy

      You were the head cheerleader on the top of the pyramid. I never understood the game, but was cheering loudly because of you. I wish I could click twice just to please you.

    • TexasBroad

      Mr. Broad, my ex and I are on the patio again…we discussed the post at length so I’ll ask them to click. Two more coming. Can’t wait for Fri and then Leah’s book. I’m not sure the heart number really makes a difference in how many people come (does it?), but it is satisfying nonetheless.

      • salin

        I think it might promote on disqus per interesting communities – but my push is internal. Satisfying symbolism. Many days are frustrating. Court cases get slowed down and stymied. But there is momentum. Tony plays a big role in that. To a much smaller degree – but a growing and constant degree, I think that we, do too. Or . Hope.

        • TexasBroad

          They happily complied.

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    But if you keep your TRs in, Juliette, you should be fine.

  • TheMirrorThetan

    Not going tonight due to a 12 hr migraine, so I wont be able to do pics and a report. But maybe another reader/ lurker would be kind enough to step up. Failing that maybe the single paid OSA agent left in Australia can share their pics and report with the bunker if we ask really nicely and promise to hand out a few WTH booklets.
    Now I’m off for a little nap for an hour or ten.

    • daisy

      Migraines the worst , feel better. I find Iburprophen better than Tylenol. Less bounce back headaches.

      • TheMirrorThetan

        I have eletriptan for them. They usually work good,for several hours but I end up spaced out and floaty.

        • Miss Tia

          Migraine meds are best for migraines!!

        • daisy

          Ya I cannot take the fun drugs anymore, something about taking 20 at a time , makes my Dr. not prescribe them anymore.

          • TheMirrorThetan

            I don’t like feeling high. I don’t like the feeling of not being in control of my body, so being high is an unpleasant sensation to me. Probably a good thing as I wont be tempted to misuse any meds.

            • Miss Tia

              I’m the exact same way, same with pain meds.

            • Jimmy3

              I’m the exact same way, but the complete opposite.

            • TheMirrorThetan

              You are such a Doofus, Jimmy. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daisy

              I missed you most Toto. I haven’t called anyone silly ass in a week.

            • daisy

              I missed you most Toto, I haven’t called anyone silly ass in a week.

          • Kay

            You make me laugh !

            • daisy

              You make me laugh and inform. I am a one trick pony, but thanks Kay.

    • salin

      Yikes and (The MirrorThetan) may your migraine leave quickly and let you regain your strength. Frustrating. Here’s to hoping another person steps up for reporting. Love and second the OSA invitation.

      Hope the post-migraine bounce back is strong.

    • Miss Tia

      I’m so sorry TMT! ((hugs)) I had migraines in high schools I know how delibitating they can be. Hope you have RX meds.
      (cover your ears TMT, i’m gonna yell)
      HEY!!! ANY BUNKERITE ATTENDING TONIGHT!!!!! REQUEST PLEASE! Could you PLEASE be so kind to help our fellow bunkerite out by getting a signed book for TMT? PLEASE????

      • salin

        Side note – look at the blossoming heart. You kicked off this campaign! We see ourselves in that number. Too Jimmy’s joke up thread – 19 fringe can not become 300. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Miss Tia

          FUCK YEAH!!! 308!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

          • salin

            Perfect day and week to cross that threshold!

            • Miss Tia

              absolutely!!!

        • Yeah, but with the monkey . . .

      • TheMirrorThetan

        Yeah the eletriptan is from the Doc. They come 4 per pack.
        But they usually work and that’s the main thing.

        • Miss Tia

          DEFINITELY the main thing!!

    • villagedianne

      Sleep and feel better.

  • thetastic

    Holy crap, Tony! Someone leaked the actual KRs? You are so goddamned awesome.

    • Ben Franklin

      I am pretty sure there were some high level Ninja techniques involved.

  • Sejanus

    I wonder if Leah has spoken with Katie Holmes now they are both out?

    • This will be in the next Thursday’s post. Joking. I think.

    • mon elle

      Leah: I’ve wanted to say this for a while … but I’m sorry.

      Katie: For what?

      Leah: The whole wedding mess. You know, being late, switching seats, the KRs. The whole kerfuffle.

      Katie: That!. You’re apologizing for that?!? Good lord, I told them it was no big deal. I started planning on getting out the day I heard what they had done to you!

      Leah: Wait. WHAT!?!?

      Katie: Totally. I couldn’t get your life spent being sec-checked back but hoped that if I jumped you’d follow.

      Leah: Duh!

      Katie: I do appreciate finally getting to take you out to lunch.

      Leah: Which I do appreciate. My only question (looking around surreptitiously) is it such a good idea to be eating at CC Int? What if we’re noticed?

      Katie: Honey, nobody comes here if they don’t need to, the general staff are so sheltered they think Tom and I divorced to allow him to focus on completing the bridge, and the smarter ones will be escorting us to the mini-van and making their great escape tonight.

  • skiesareblue

    295…………..holding breath

    • OceanMomma

      Only took 4 mins. Your not even blue.

      • skiesareblue

        Halloween. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rasha

    Rasha was gonna hold out to get 300, and one and only claim to fame, but will settle for getting……OH! Got it!

  • skiesareblue

    300 !!!!!!!!

    • Jimmy3

      Not too shabby for only 19 people.

      • And a rhesus monkey . . . and a roll of duct tape.

    • salin

      And growing. Hat tip to Miss Tia for encouraging us to push this symbol of solidarity. And a personal hat tip to Missionary Kid who first got me to remember and start clicking the heart. Now at 308. Thing of beauty.

      • skiesareblue

        A Heartfelt Toast to Miss Tia!

        • salin

          Skall (or Minnesota/Americanized) Skoll!

          • skiesareblue

            Santรฉ et bien รชtre! in Quebec (health and well-being)

            • aquaclara

              Oui. Tres bien.

            • Robert Eckert

              Zdorovye!

        • Miss Tia

          Aw thanks!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

          • aquaclara

            We started early, and I haven’t caught up yet.

            Isn’t this the best day?!

            • Miss Tia

              YES!!! There’s a lot to catch up on!!

            • Until tomorrow, that is.

            • aquaclara

              Exactly. Tony always has something up the sleeve of his Mets jersey.

      • Missionary Kid

        I was just following Miss Tia’s lead.
        I think we’re going to keep the record number of heart clicks going up, but we’re not going to get a new record for number of comments, and I haven’t seen any trolls here today to stimulate comments. I think the record for one day is something like 3,000+ from two posts on live blogging at trials.

        • salin

          My guess that is that in the short term, you are right. Even as big news or events unfolds, it takes time for the newly interested to find and begin reading Tony’s posts, and then quite some time (often) before finding the voice to speak/comment. For exes and near exes I would imagine that time line is longer. That said, as more voices join, I predict the general comment number will slowly creep up, stabilize at some new normal, and then creep up again as big events force information about Co$ into the mainstream conscience. Maybe I am just influenced by an optimistic day/mood.

          • Missionary Kid

            In the past 3 years I’ve been in the Bunker, that’s how it’s gone. Tony’s article in The Raw Story about Laura’s lawsuit coming up in December will add to the entheta when the trial starts, and bring more people to the Bunker when it gets blogged.

            Friday, when Leah’s interview hits, the comments on the Bunker will be overflowing, and each and every footbullet by Co$ brings even more people.

            Since Davy seems to micromanage everything, he’s gonna be spinning and drinking, which will result in even more footbullets because he lives in a very distorted bubble, and he isn’t about to take suggestions from anyone.

    • Ben Franklin
      • skiesareblue

        Who’s got caek?

      • Kay

        Pwetty !!

  • OceanMomma

    Why was the heart just flashing at me?

    • pluvo

      You can make it flash when you click several times. It doesn’t count it several times but takes the vote away and if you click again it adds it again. Try it. Look like this.

      • OceanMomma

        I never noticed before. Cool

    • daisy

      LOL Bunkerites like to screw with people, a symptom of being in a cult, I think.

      • April

        Because we totally have the time to coordinate our efforts such that the heart is pressed several times at once so that one particular person sees it.

        • daisy

          I was jk and I meant people in general including me, were confused at seeing it for the first time. I meant no offense.

    • Kay

      That was me having fun and probably others as well.

  • Rasha

    Got my 300, lots of fun and awesome post… time to brush the toofies and get some shnuggles.

    • skiesareblue

      Goodnight. A day well spent. Sweet Dreams!

      • Rasha

        XD Thanks! You too!

    • PickAnotherID

      But we’ve still got 261 comments to go for a 2K day…

      • Rasha

        Omagarsh. Mayhaps I’ll check back in. Nothing’s impossible….

      • skiesareblue

        Jimmy 3’s here. No sweat.

        • Rasha

          Hehe!

        • salin

          Plus the early morning (us time – regular day time around other parts of the globe – pre Tony post, postings.

        • Jimmy3

          I’ll bang out 200 comments in a half hour, yo. Mark me down for that.

          • Kay

            OK…..I started the timer on my oven….go for it !!!

            • Jimmy3

              Now I’m too self-conscious to say anything. Goodbye.

            • Kay

              hahahahahahaaaaaa

            • Mom. Lookit me.

            • MOM. I said lookit me!

            • I can’t do it now. You’re looking at me.

  • worstcultever

    Man I hope Leah’s book really uncorks it. I hope it’s the Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop of Miscavige-bashing.

    • salin

      Now THAT is a great metaphor!

      • Kay

        Yes it IS a great metaphor !!

        • April

          I’m jealous that I couldn’t come up with such a great metaphor.
          *pouts*

          • Kay

            Me too !!

    • April

      That would be a stratospheric level!

    • skiesareblue

      I can’t understand it, but the title ”
      “Ik heb mensen gebrainwasht bij Scientology” needs no translation.

      • “I am not afraid anymore”.

        • skiesareblue

          ha ha

          • Keep watching. It’s not English only at the beginning.

            • skiesareblue

              Thank you, I would have missed it. I thought you were joking about the meaning of the title.

    • aquaclara

      I don’t understand it either, but oh, when Sam talks, that’s winning.

      Go, Sam!!!!

      • Most of the vid is Sam talking in English.

        • aquaclara

          Thank you. I will now watch it. The link was a bit belgianish.
          How are ya?

        • Juicer77

          I am beyond impressed at how smoothly the hosts switch between languages.

    • Missionary Kid

      Sam knocks it out of the park, as we say here in the U.S.

  • Miss Tia

    Over 300 clicks of the recommended heart!! YEAH!!! It’s been a great day for everything in the bunker today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • salin

      A Bunkerama day!

      • Miss Tia

        YES!!!

    • skiesareblue

      Is this a record?

      • Kay

        I believe it is. (see downthread)

    • Kay

      Whoo-hoo !!! I’m going to make the heart “beat” for a second to celebrate !!!!

  • aquaclara

    309 hearts for Leah. I hope she sees this. It will make her day.

    <3 . That's to make it 310.

    Sweets to the sweet. And the sourpusses, TC and DM, well, they can go suck an egg.

    • Miss Tia

      317!!! YEAH!!! MORE MORE MORE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Kay

    Want to play a game to get the comments up?

    OK…..what would you like David Miscavage to be told in a phone call?

    My answer: “Hi Davey, it’s Shelly. I’m on Media Mayhem with Tony Ortega and Leah Remini. Bye now.”

    • aquaclara

      “Is this Miscavige? This is the FBI. Leah told us you were holding your wife hostage. Stand clear, and come out with your hands up.”

      • Kay

        “This is your handy-man. Remember the bullet proof glass at your house? Well it’s not really bullet-proof. My bad.”

        • aquaclara

          Perfect.

    • Miss Tia

      YSCOHB

    • daisy

      Warden – You want your ass kissed. jail inmates can help you with that.

    • Missionary Kid

      Your bond has been revoked and your appeal has been denied. Report to the nearest FBI office.

      • Miss Tia

        After they process you they’ll transport you to Texas for your deposition. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kay

      “Hey Davey, remember when your personal communicator groped your rear end at Tom Cruise’s wedding? Well that was actually John Travolta. “

      • aquaclara

        JT: “It was a pinch, you idiot. Can’t you tell the difference? Sheesh”

        • Kay

          LOL

        • daisy

          JT – just a touch assist. Hey new game.

    • romanesco

      Heavy breathing. Sound of a pistol being loaded and cocked in the background.

      • Miss Tia

        !!!!! that’s very disturbing!

        • romanesco

          I thought that was the intent.

          • Miss Tia

            isn’t that implied violence? if not towards him, then towards whomever is on the other end of the phone?

            • romanesco

              Calm down. The assignment was to come up with something that would give Miscavige a jolt, that’s all. Pardon my dramatic flair.

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              …Yeah, my jokes may be dark, but I at least try make my violent imagery too over-the-top to be taken seriously.

            • Miss Tia

              i agree with you Zeruel!

            • romanesco

              Ah, well. Me and Orson Welles.

            • Miss Tia

              maybe someone else can explain it better than i…..maybe you’re just having a bad night or something…..if that’s the case, i’m sorry and i hope things get better….

            • romanesco

              Again, I suggest you relax. I’m pretty sure the Moderator/Proprietor keeps a pretty close watch, and can be counted on to delete anything he considers injurious to the site. If you’re that concerned, email him.

              As for having a bad night, well, by your standard, I guess Martin Scorcese is having a bad life.

            • Robert Eckert

              The Proprietor does prefer that we handle things ourselves mostly and not make him intervene all the time. He does have better things to do with his time. Posts that can be construed as advocating violence, whether that was the intent or not, can be used against the Bunker, and really should be avoided.

            • romanesco

              Any random member of the general public can get on here and post a script for a theoretical scary phone call. How precisely can that be used against the site?

            • Robert Eckert

              And when we get random trolls stirring shit, it is necessary to make it plain that the regular members of the Bunker disapprove of what they are saying.

            • romanesco

              Thanks. That’s a very intelligent and pertinent answer to my question.

            • Miss Tia

              Um….alrightie then……you obviously have never seen others mention violence in the comments and the issues that can cause and why, etc and if you did it seems you don’t give a fuck anyway…..if you weren’t aware our proprietor is a bit busy to play guard in the comments and you must have also missed when it’s been said for years that we sort of police ourselves and only involve him when it’s truly necessary….

              thanks for name checking orsen welles and martin scorcese, cuz that implies what? no, don’t bothering answering cuz i’m done…..i think i could have a better discussion with anonib than with you and i mean that sincerely……

              good luck with all your future endeavors….

            • romanesco

              I can see I won’t be able to get through to you regardless of how well-reasoned my comments are, so this is just to set the record straight.

              What I wrote was fiction. It was in no way intended as a direct threat of violence in real life. It’s unclear to me whether you missed that, or were just concerned that somebody else might.

              I mentioned Scorcese because he’s responsible for a lot of violent fiction, and Welles because he created a radio broadcast of a fictional story about an alien invasion that caused a panic when people mistook it for a real news broadcast.

              You are free to disagree with or complain about anything posted on this board, but it’s beyond your capacity to police it. Only a moderator, namely Tony or a stand-in he appears to use when he doesn’t have time, can delete comments and ban users. I’ve seen this happen many times. This moderation does and will go on regardless of what I post and what you have to say about it.

              Again, I don’t expect you to even attempt to understand any of this, but I do take your remark implying that my comments are senseless as a deliberate insult.

            • Miss Tia

              I can see I won’t be able to get through to you regardless of how well-reasoned my comments are, so this is just to set the record straight.
              Whereas what you wrote was fiction (does it mean more if it’s in bold?) and I knew that, what you failed to understand again and again was that Scientologist do read the comments, they do print them out, they have been used in courts. Mentions of violence like that—-even when fiction—aren’t seen like that by them. I was trying, in vain, to convey that to you. Instead you thought I didn’t understand it or something. I have no idea.
              No way!!! I had no idea Scorcese was responsible for violent fiction, really? And you mean Welles did War of the Worlds? Wow, I’m just a learnin’ a lot today for being a fucking fucktard eh?

              Re: your policing comments comment, I hope you never complain if anonib trolls you on this board then, because you’ve just pretty much said it’s okay for that to happen. I’ll be damned I defend your ass again and I’ll actually cheer him on. Please be sure to never use the screen grab of him trolling me in your example of his trolling again, okay?? Oh wait, oh dear, what, you did that to try to police the comments YOURSELF! To point out he trolled people. Pot meet kettle? Nah, couldn’t be. Not a pristine rose as yourself.

              Again, I don’t expect you to even attempt to understand any of this, but I do take your remark implying that my comments are senseless as a deliberate insult. (And FTR I did not say your comments were senseless, so don’t put words in my mouth, thankyouverymuch pleasethankyoufuckoff).

            • romanesco

              I apologize for posting the screenshot. I didn’t realize it was offensive to you.

              You shouldn’t claim that printouts of comments here have been used as evidence in court cases. Some readers are just ignorant enough to believe that.

            • Qbird
            • romanesco
            • Qbird

              yep ~ I thought of this too. My Mom used to read to us kids a lot and we also listened to radio shows (as opposed to just watching TV). One evening there was a rebroadcast of ‘the war of the worlds’ & we listened to it and she explained the idea of mass hysteria. This led into Sputnik & what that was like for the USA (similar reaction).
              Very interesting. Tks for link & the memories, romanesco.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              We get it, but the humorless pinheads who monitor this site on behalf of the Dainty Miss do not. The slightest hint of violence sets their self righteousness off and they are inclined to natter to the service provider.

              Best to keep the J&D well away from anything that involves guns, knives, or graphic descriptions of whoop-ass.

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              Not even descriptions of whoop-ass where my foot is so far up Tom and David’s backsides that I begin wearing them like shoes?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Bear in mind, you are dealing with people who have their own definition for the word “Ethics.”

            • Miss Tia

              I didn’t know i needed to calm down? And you’re not a noob here, you know how violent comments can be taken and used against the site. That didn’t come across as ‘dramatic’ or sarcastic or as Zeruel said below OTT…..

            • Jo

              Assignment?

            • Kay

              It’s just a silly game I came up with for fun. The “assignment” was to make a bogus phone call to dwarfenfuhrer.

            • romanesco

              Are you lost? See the comment I originally responded to.

    • Missionary Kid

      Tom Cruise has blown.

      • visitor

        Who?

        • Missionary Kid

          Do you mean who did he blow, or who’s Tom Cruise? ๐Ÿ˜›

        • romanesco

          Same horse as Jenna. He wanted to watch Netflix all day.

        • Robert Eckert

          You mean “whom?”

          • Kay

            picky, picky

    • Hi Mr Miscavige…. this is Steve Levine of Vivid Video, we’ve just received this sex-tape that shows you and….[click]….. hello, hello… Mr Miscavige…?

    • Kay

      “Hi Davey. I’m a Jewish Businessman…..my name is Meyer Lansky…I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse even if it takes me three hours.”

      • daisy

        Devil We have a special room, in all our hell ideal orgs and the two chairs are for you, LRH is occupying one now.

    • aquaclara

      “You need my KR? Remember that burlwood pen? Well, It has something a bit moe explosive than ink in it, and the timer is uhm, running right as scheduled. DUCK, DAMNIT. Ooh, tooooo baaaad.”

      Tra la la la la.

    • Missionary Kid

      Sir, It’s Bob Duggan on the phone, and he wants his money back.

      • Mockingbird

        All the money he ever donated, and he has an army of top notch lawyers preparing to sue you. Here is a summons. You have been served.

        • Missionary Kid

          I love it.

        • OceanMomma

          20/20 calling for comment on his claims of extortion

    • Kay

      “Hello Mr. Miscavage. Sorry to tell you that the entire world is out of red ribbons…..no…..please…not that Queen song again !!”

      • Jo

        No, there’s a shortage of mad red bows.

    • Donna Cline Sargent

      hey Dave,remember Anonymous—this is for you—then play- never gonna give you up—haha

    • Kay

      “Mr. Miscavage, this is Disney world at Orlando. Please stop incessantly going on the ride “It’s a small world after all” You are scaring the children.

      • visitor

        “If you are not tall enough to reach this sign…”

    • aquaclara

      “Here are your afternoon messages, Sir. The new uniforms don’t fit, sir. D. Cook wants you to call her back. Says she has tapes. Oh, and your dad called. His book is already number 1 on the NYT best seller list, and he sold the options for a movie to some man named Gibney. And there is another message from T. Ortega. I ignored it again, just like you saaaaaaiiid. Whaaaaa.?” BAM.

    • Ben Franklin

      Hi Dave, this is Shelly. I am at the FBI office right now and I have told them everything. Bye.

      • Donna Cline Sargent

        oh how i wish this comes true

      • OceanMomma

        If I could up vote this 100 I would. Perfect!

    • romanesco

      LRH here. I’m back from Target Two, and my research shows you’ve been squirreling the tech.

      • Kay

        “And I want my boat back, pronto”

    • Kay

      “COB….since you like celebrities to sing on the Freewinds, we have booked Randy Newman. He’s going to sing his biggest hit: “Short People” Hello? Are you there?

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      “I’m your boyfriend now, David.” (refresh)

      http://i35.tinypic.com/dghun5.jpg

      • Kay

        ewwwww….but on the other hand it’s kind of halloween-ish. ewwww

        • Zeruel (Sebastian)

          Well, think about it. David wouldn’t want 1.1 cooties, would he?

          • Kay

            Ewww I don’t wanna think about it…I’m not sure I even want to know what the picture is !!

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              A Nightmare on Elm Street.

            • Kay

              I haven’t seen it…….perhaps I should on Halloween?

            • Zeruel (Sebastian)

              Ooooh yes.

              One two, Freddy’s coming for you…

            • Kay

              Cool…

      • Qbird
        • daisy

          Still less creepy than Mrs Carone*s I am IN YOUR FACE video

          • Kay

            Boy is THAT ever true !

    • TexasBroad

      Ummmm, sorry to disturb you sir, but Pat Broeker has a book coming out.

      • I so want to upvote your post.

        • TexasBroad

          Didn’t you? Why can’t you? I’m on my phone and can’t tell.

          • Because Pat may never say a word. I hope I am wrong.

            • TexasBroad

              Ahhh. I though we were just dreaming, not being realistic. I hope he does also but if hasn’t yet, then… well, it’s been a long time.

            • Kay

              We ARE just dreaming…..not being realistic. That’s what makes it a game.

    • Kay

      “This is American Airlines. We understand that your private jet has been repossessed and you need to get to the Caymans asap? Well our flight is full, but we have measured you, and we think you will just fit into the overhead compartment. Call us back.” P.S. You will not be served cocktails or peanuts

      • daisy

        Man you people are on fire tonight. I cannot keep up!

        • Kay

          Yes you can….UR funny !!

          • daisy

            Not tonight my winter anti – depressants haven’t kicked in yet. Seriously a weeks worth of catching up daunting. FOMO quite strong today

            • Kay

              I understand….

    • Kay

      “Mr. Miscavage…this is Louis Farrakhan. I just thought…well..that you should know…uh that I should tell you…..you are neither black nor muslim, NOT that that means you should stop giving me money, I just thought you should stop embarrassing yourself by calling me “bro” and attempting to do the electric slide….and stop it with that bow tie, please !! You’re killin’ me. Now, make sure you send money orders…..

    • Jo

      Kanye West calls Dave and admits the new uniforms were a failure.

    • Missionary Kid

      This is your bank in Aruba. We would like you to come back and re-deposit your money you took out.

      That wasn’t you who emptied the account? All of the ID codes and passwords were correct.
      (Like the scene out of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.)

    • Kay

      “Dave, this is Michael Jackson calling from beyond the grave. Please return all of my uniform costumes immediately.”

    • OceanMomma

      85 to go. Getting there faster than I thought.

      • Kay

        Excellent !!!!!

        • OceanMomma

          Yes and you’re really good at this game. Thanks!

          • Kay

            Hey my pleasure…it’s fun !

    • Missionary Kid

      Hello, this is the IRS. Your tax exemption has just been revoked, and we are attaching all the $cientology properties and other assets, as well as your personal assets to pay for the fines because you have been personally benefiting from a fake non-profit and have violated our agreement.

      • TexasBroad

        THIS is the winner!

        • Missionary Kid

          It’s my dream, and I think a lot of other people’s dream, too.

          • TexasBroad

            Absolutely.

    • Kay

      GREAT JOB everyone !!! OK: here is my final phone call for the game as I am out of ideas now:

      “Mr. Miscavage, this is Tony Ortega.”

      hahahahaha…..we’re almost at 2,000 !!!

      • Kay

        (We have about 62 comments to go)

      • OceanMomma

        Um sir you know that “secret” vault where you keep anything that mentions T.C. or L.R.? Yeah turns out it’s not so secret

        • Kay

          AND…..” we are serving shrimp tonight sir, cooked by Tom Cruise’s former chef. Bon appetit !! “

    • Doc M

      Mr. Miscavige, we’re up stat this week!!
      April fools…….

    • Doc M

      Mr. Miscavige, Cruise, just eloped in Vegas!!!
      Just kidding.

    • vicariousthrill

      Yuh fyahd

    • Doc M

      Mr. Miscavige, I’m an attorney representing the department of the Navy.

      • Kay

        LOL !!

    • Kay

      HEY EVERYONE; We have 40 comments to go to break our record. If you can’t think of a “phone call”, what was your favorite halloween costume as a child? And your favorite candy?

      My favorite costume: A cowgirl
      Favorite candy: Hershey’s with almonds

      We can do this !!!

      • Doc M

        Mr. Miscavige, we just saw the first pressings of your father’s book…not good.

      • OceanMomma

        I made a Catiroo. Couldn’t make up her mind so I sewed her a fuzzy gray cat outfit with tiger ears claws and tail and a kangaroo pouch. That was my favorite ever just because there will never be another like it and was soo her.

        Edit: added the word tail

        • Kay

          That’s great !!!!!

          • OceanMomma

            Thanks

      • Doc M

        Mr. Miscavige, decision just came in, we lost in Belgium!.

      • ReallyMGM

        My own costumes were awful, but my daughter dressed every year until she was a senior in high school. The best was a human sized Beanie Baby (the black poodle, of course) complete with the TY tag on her neck. Sadly, no photos, but it was a riot. My dogs thought she was one of the pack!

        I steal all the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups from the treat bag.

      • Doc M

        Mr. Miscavige, somehow, the press got hold of those boudoir photos of you and cruise.

      • Robert Eckert

        My mom has a picture of me from Halloween 1963 dressed as JFK.

        • Kay

          Really ?? That is funny ! I would like to see a picture of that.

          • Robert Eckert

            Maybe I’ll scan it in sometime.

            • Kay

              Please do…on Halloween? I would enjoy that !!

    • ReallyMGM

      Dave, It’s Lou. I’m leaving and taking all the phones with your texts to Tom with me. See ya.

    • Kay

      Malicious whisper: “Hey apple box boy…you know that “oily-ness table in the Super Power Building? I replaced the oil with superglue for the VIP event. Bye now.”

    • Missionary Kid

      I like playing your game, but I believe there’s no need to come up with another game. Remember that there are newbies out there who are looking for information about $cientology. Unless they’re used to hiding a thread, or know how it’s done, it’s a PITA for them to wade through all the comments.There’s another 6 hours to go before Tony’s next regular post, and the “night crew” in the Eastern Hemisphere and the American night owls can handle making more comments so that we hit 2,000. My prediction after about 4 or 5 hours was that we’d hit 2,500 comments, but that probably won’t happen.

      I’m as guilty as anyone about posting OT stuff, but there’s no need to continue to hype the number of comments IMHO. That’s just my opinion. To me, to continue with another game smacks of $cientology’s efforts to get their stats up. I know you mean well, but to me, the number of comments is much less important than the quality.

      • Kay

        OK, fair enough. I will delete the halloween game. I thought we only had an hour.

        • Missionary Kid

          I really do like playing in the Bunker, but I get off-track on my own too often. Thank you.

          • Kay

            I try to stay OT but also stray sometimes. At least the phone call game is still on topic or tangentially so. There were posters that really wanted to break 2,000 so I hope that we do.

            • Missionary Kid

              On second thought, it really isn’t necessary for you to delete anything.

              I do love the creativity that all of the Bunkaroos show. I believe we’ve got Kings and Queens and Thetans of snark here, and a lot of what is posted is brilliant.

              Your heart is in the right place.

            • Kay

              Hey we hit 2,000 !! yippee !! Yup I love snark, that’s why I posted the game. There are some very funny people here.

            • Missionary Kid

              You’ve heard of MENSA? I belong to the rest of us, DENSA, a group that I founded and named. No dues, no meetings, just fun.

            • Kay

              Funny !

            • Missionary Kid

              It’s the Flying Spaghetti Monster of intellectual organizations.

      • TexasBroad

        It’s been quite a day (and a week)! You are right as to the lurkers and the number of comments, but it’s easy to get carried away — not in stats so much….just in the tide and the sway.

        • Kay

          I think that’s true..

  • Game tied 4 all; bottom of the 9th… KC scored a single home run; 1 out

    • still 4 all…. going to the 12th inning now

  • Robert Eckert

    Look! A squirrel!

    • romanesco

      And another….

      • OceanMomma

        I almost choked on my lemon water.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Very funny photos, but not a squirrel with its head stuck in a Halloween decoration. This is a Halloween themed squirrel feeder. Note the cord holding the head in the air. Food inside. Hungry squirrel.

      But still funny.

      • Robert Eckert

        That makes sense.

    • sugarplumfairy

      Good god, I can’t unsee that..

      • Missionary Kid

        It’s only the REAL DM.

  • Great fucking day to everyone. Keep on rocking.

  • TexasBroad

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

    You’ve probably seen her if you ever get on FB, but she made me smile again today when I came across this. It’s the yodeling bit at the end that gets me.

  • StudentOfLife

    For new lurkers and never-in as well as those who want to leave: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/church-of-scientology-belgium-trial_562fbd51e4b06317990facd7 is a summary of HuffPost Live interviews with videos over years with people you’ll recognize, Jenna Miscavige-Hill, Sara Northrup, our proprietor, and more…. if you are having doubts, it will help you realize truth. Apologize if posted already but I was scanning to look for it when my monitor crashed and I finally hooked up a secondary monitor and it’s 9:35 her in California. It’s worth looking at again.

    • Missionary Kid

      I sent Tory an email and referred her to our earlier conversation. I don’t know if she’s opened it yet. She would have some good advice on how to work with your budding $cientologist.

      • StudentOfLife

        thanks, I think my email is on my disqus profile. I have her email somewhere. I actually met her at the Going Clear premiere in Hollywood but there was a line so I didn’t talk to her but started a small standing ovation when she walked in to take her seat and many called out her name.

        • Missionary Kid

          I sat next to her, and I’ve adopted her as another sister. She knows how to handle $cientology so well, and I’ve learned a lot from her. I can’t even approach the advice she would give. I didn’t see your phone number on your profile. Contact me at Skepticalmissionarrykid at Gmail.com Note: missionarry is misspelled. Put Student of Life in the subject line.

  • TexasBroad

    I do not have an answer – I am merely asking (because I can’t sleep and we are so close to 2000 comments)
    HOW MANY SCIENTOLOGISTS DOES IT TAKE TO SCREW IN A LIGHT BULB?

    • Kay

      Hmmmm…….45….because 44 are busy looking for toilet paper before they can help.

    • daisy

      Only one, but the scientologist needs to want to change. Old psychiatric joke, but I think it still works ? Maybe not.

      • Kay

        That’s good !!

      • Juicer77

        Welcome back! We heard you had a digital disaster of sorts. Hope all is well again.

        • daisy

          Thank-you so much. My RL friends were taking up a collection to buy me a new computer. They don’t appreciate my 3 a.m. musings as much as the Bunker. I am very lucky to have found this.

      • Missionary Kid

        $cientology, being a fundamentalist cult,never wants to change, unless there’s money involved. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • daisy

      Not any, too busy auditing the light bulb

      • Kay

        HAHAHAHA

    • Robert Eckert

      Scientologists never change.

    • Jo

      It depends on much it costs? Can’t find any ideal light bulbs on eBay.

    • TexasBroad

      The lightbulb went out?
      KRs fly and the Facebook police inform everyone that they should not discuss the lightbulb entheta on the lines. Elle and Karin spread the word — http://www.whoislightbulb.com has the TRUTH about lightbulbs!

      Scientologists dutifully comply and remain in the dark. Only SPs see the light

  • Kay

    TWENTY-SIX comments to go !!!!!!

  • officially the longest WS game by innings… going into the 14th tied at 4 all…. wonder if Tony found a bar to watch it… and how many beers he’s had so far

    • Kay

      I hope he found someplace to watch it live…..

    • OceanMomma

      It’s after 1am here and a school night so much for all the kids who wanted to watch. Sad that advertising $ means more than making sure kids can see it.

      • Kay

        Sad, but so true.

    • bases loaded no outs KC should win this…

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      I wonder if he can walk.

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