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Legoland theme park donates $10,000 to Scientology front on behalf of Jenna Elfman

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Our friend and fellow journalist Mark Ebner alerted us last night to a fairly mindblowing statement posted on Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Legoland theme park in Carlsbad, California announced that it is donating $10,000 to the Scientology front group Youth for Human Rights, and in the name of actress Jenna Elfman.

The timing was apparently not an accident. Just minutes before that tweet was posted, Elfman had been the celebrity guest who helped Legoland California turn on the lights of its annual Christmas tree.

Early this morning we fired off an email to Legoland California media relations manager Julie Estrada to confirm the information in the tweet and to solicit an answer to the question, did Legoland have any idea that Youth for Human Rights is a Scientology front?

 
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We’re going to guess that Legoland rewarded Elfman with a donation to the charity of her choice in return for helping them light their Christmas tree, and that Elfman, a longtime Scientologist, asked them to donate the money to Youth for Human Rights. (UPDATE: Yes, that seems to be the case. Video from Legoland California added…)

 

 
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) was founded in 2001 by Scientologist Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, who has also tried to push Scientology on the nation’s schools through the front group Applied Scholastics. Like other Church of Scientology front groups, YHRI pretends to have a benign purpose that has nothing to do with Scientology. In this case, YHRI is one of several groups under the umbrella United for Human Rights that has created videos and pamphlets based on the principles spelled out in a 1948 United Nations proclamation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For some reason, Scientology never mentions in its materials that the Declaration was a project by Eleanor Roosevelt. It is a fine document, but many of its principles are uncontroversial in the developed world, such as the right to own property and the right to a fair trial.

Why would a Scientology front group spend money to tell American children that they have the right to own property or the right to move to another state?

 
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The answer is the same as it is for all of Scientology’s front groups: To find a way to get kids talking about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and looking into the benefits of joining Scientology.

United for Human Rights is not an independent effort by a few concerned Scientologists. We’ve demonstrated how it’s a Church of Scientology master plan to reach the children of the world with its real message.

Don’t take our word for it. You can watch Church of Scientology International president Heber Jentzsch talk at a 2006 Scientology event for some 20 minutes about the church’s plan to use Youth for Human Rights to spread its influence into every nation on earth in a video we posted back in September.

 
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[Heber Jentzsch talks about spreading United for Human Rights around the world]

 
The twisted logic of using Heber Jentzsch to talk about Scientology’s efforts in human rights is one of those times when words like “irony” and “hypocrisy” simply fail to express what’s going on. When you watch that 2006 video, you’re seeing a man who, since 2004, had been held in a literal prison for top Scientology executives known as “The Hole.” Yes, eyewitnesses place Heber Jentzsch in the Hole from about 2004 to at least 2009, and he had been pulled out of that prison just long enough to attend this 2006 event to talk about Scientology’s efforts in human rights around the world. It’s a neat example of what Scientology is doing on a larger scale with these efforts — using vague “good works” to distract attention from Scientology’s own failings concerning human rights.

There’s simply no doubt that Scientology works children long hours for virtually no pay, for example, and in 2009 that well-established fact aroused the interest of the FBI, which investigated Scientology for human trafficking allegations before giving up the investigation for complex reasons.

If Legoland goes through with the donation, it will be a significant one for Youth for Human Rights, which has no paid employees and spends most of its expenditures on videos and pamphlets and for holding conferences. YHRI is a nonprofit organization under the name United for Human Rights. The most recent tax return for UHR, for the year 2013, shows that it took in $81,943 that year. So a $10,000 donation would be a very significant one.

Also, UHR lists four persons as the organization’s officers. The director of UHR is Rubina Qureshi, who is also the president of the Association for Better Living and Education, Scientology’s umbrella group for its “good works” front groups, and an entity that is staffed only with Sea Organization workers, the super hard core Scientologists who sign billion-year contracts and work for pennies an hour.

The president of UHR is Mary Shuttleworth, the founder of the group and a longtime Scientologist promoter.

And the secretary of UHR is Humberto Fontana, a Sea Org employee and Office of Special Affairs operative who was mentioned here recently for his role in Scientology’s mishandling of the confinement and death of parishioner Lisa McPherson in 1995.

 
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Yes, one of the Scientologists whose actions led to the gross snuffing out of Lisa McPherson’s human rights is an officer of Scientology’s front group that pretends to have concern for the human rights of children around the world.

Legoland, this is not a good look.

 
UPDATE: We received a response from Legoland California media relations manager Julie Estrada. Here’s what she sent us in an email…

“We invite our tree lighting guests, without prejudice, and provide a small donation to their charity of choice in appreciation of their participation.”

We had asked her if Legoland California was aware that Youth for Human Rights was a Scientology front, but we’re apparently not going to get an answer to that question.

 
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FHCabanasBabywatch, day thirteen: Lisa McPherson in Room 174

Heather Hoff remembered that things changed on Friday, December 1, 1995 because Lisa McPherson had begun to shit her bed.

Heather had been doing shifts in the caretaking of Lisa for several days, and had reported that Lisa had been very active and sometimes violent. But thirteen days into Lisa’s confinement, she began to undergo a transformation.

Janis Johnson, who was overseeing the other caretakers, also noticed it. After almost two weeks of eating almost nothing, Lisa McPherson was finally beginning to look different to her caretakers.

“I noticed that, you know, she was looking thinner to me. She was wearing like a tank top and shorts. And she looked noticeably thinner to me. And I said whoa, you know. But she was a lot calmer at that point,” Janis said about that Friday.

Calmer, and incontinent.

As Friday began, after midnight, Rita Boykin was trying to get Lisa to consume more valerian root capsules to make her drowsy. To get them into her, Rita came up with a concoction of orange juice, mashed banana, and a strawberry protein drink. She also noted that she needed to get a quart of water into Lisa to make up for how little fluid she’d been getting.

By five in the morning, Rita noted that she’d managed to get three of the valerian root capsules into Lisa.

“She will appear to be very cooperative — hold her mouth open, make eye contact, as if she is there, then close the back of her throat and not swallow,” Rita wrote in her report of the day. “Her voice becomes nasal and she mutters rather than pronounces her words properly. My idea of closing her nose so she has to swallow so she can breathe through her mouth is only marginally successful. She either swallows and breathes or she lets everything in her mouth come out.”

Like Heather, Rita noted that Lisa was urinating and defecating in her bed, and had to be cleaned multiple times. But in the morning, Lisa was noticeably stronger, she noted. Lisa was back to kicking things.

Rita complained that when Lisa became violent, another caretaker, Sylvia DeLavega, had gone “solid” — froze, and then sat in a corner and cried before she was able to help Rita feed Lisa, who was back to being combative.

“This morning she is deliberate and nasty — even evil,” Rita noted.

Later that morning, Janis Johnson gave Lisa two capsules of chloral hydrate (even though Heather had said Janis had decided to stop using it a couple of days earlier). Rita gave Lisa another capsule at noon and managed to get Lisa to sleep.

In the afternoon, Rita described a constant battle to get more capsules into Lisa to make her drowsy. “I gave her four valerian root caps…I’m giving her Cal-Mag and orange juice at every opportunity.” But Lisa wouldn’t sleep.

“She is wide awake, on the floor, bouncing, humming, and talking. I will be getting a couple of protein shakes for her shortly.”

 
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  • MachiavelliaMidget

    If you’re offering Worldwide Salvation, how can you not be the fastest growing religion in the world. That’s the word in Legoland anyway.

  • order66

    Folks, Rupdolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in on CBS right now. .

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    After a few year’s absence, the LRH Grinch is back… GAG!

    PHOTO CAPTION – “It’s back! The L. Ron Hubbard Chrimbus experience in Hollywood!” #scientology

    https://www.instagram.com/p/-xTEj9TFoH/?tagged=scientology

    • Rasha

      “Scientology: Guaranteeing A World Without Peace Since 1950”

    • Cosmo Pidgeon

      Hubbard didn’t trust anyone. His world was eternally hostile.

      • Observer

        And he was the last person anyone should have trusted.

        • Cosmo Pidgeon

          You mean mankind’s greatest friend?

          • Liberated

            Remember, he’s never lied or conned us.

          • Observer

            That’s the one.

    • Allie

      ‘Cuse me while I barf. LRH & trust- bollocks!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      There will never be peace then. Because as long as there is a Scientologist, there will be someone you cannot trust. All pretense to the contrary, if you cross Scientology, you are SOL.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    PHOTO CAPTION -“Jenna Elfman just presented Youth for Human Rights with a check for $10,000! Wow!”

    https://www.instagram.com/p/-u4DpvmJ3Z/?tagged=youthforhumanrights

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Where was that posted, Wally Walrus?

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I found it on Instagram. I was posted yesterday evening.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Ahh, so it wasn’t posted by Scientology or Youth for Human Rights?

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            It was posted by this gal: https://www.instagram.com/trailmixedmom/
            I did an Google image search for it but couldn’t find anything else. Either she took the pic or maybe the CO$ is sending it out privately – on Giving Tuesday no less – to squeeze more juice out of their clams.

    • flyonthewall

      Good luck cashing that Jenna, it’s obviously a fake check you dummy. She’s been had

    • Rasha

      “With my commission, I can afford to watch streaming movies with My Friend Netflicka…”

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        You crack me up 😛

        • Rasha

          ^_^ Sometimes, they write themselves….

          • daisy

            No they don’t , you are just that funny.

            • Rasha

              {hug}

    • … I think this one works better… captions anyone?

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      • daisy

        This will by me a horse right ?
        Human rights? That doesn’t mean the little fuckers does it?
        I can by a lot of ball snares for that.

        • Spike Robinson

          Daisy!

          Will this buy me a horse, indeed … LOL!

      • Can you shoop a Sea Org uniform on the kid to the far left with the “Youth” shirt on? That would make this picture accurate x100

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      The guy on the right looks like he read the Bunker today and is trying to get the check back.

    • cedilla

      Is that a Sea Org gent on the right?
      Ready to grab it out of Jenna’s hands.

    • Fucking bitch and her stupid smug fucking grin. Fuck off Legoland.

  • flyonthewall

    I always knew Merlin was an evil wizard

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Wash your mouth out with soap and mustard!

  • if anyone was fortunate to watch the superb Ch4 documentary “The secret world of Lego’ you’d understand that this is a real embarrassment for them… as I mentioned elsewhere, I found this company the closest thing to the way Apple does things so it’s surprising the missed this gaff.

    Here’s the link – don’t know if you can watch it from overseas.

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-secret-world-of-lego/on-demand

    … and to give you an idea how big and amazing Lego is here’s another video

    https://youtu.be/hw53u2mtpMg

    • Rasha

      From what I’ve read below, LEGO doesn’t own Legoland. I’m guessing it’s a firm that licenses the name and cares less about protecting the brand, and more about advertising themselves to get paying visitors…

      …could be wrong, but the LEGO people would probably have vetted this “charity”. Just a guess on Rasha’s part.

      • Just like Apple licenses it’s name to official ‘Apple compatible’ products i know they take ‘their image’ incredibly seriously and you can be pretty much assured that any 3rd party product you buy in an Apple store is of the very best quality… same [I’m guessing] with Lego. …. did you just edit your comment as it seems different to the one I thought I was replying to….

        anyway it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out

        • Rasha

          Nope! No edit. From Fly’s experience below, sounds like Legoland isn’t run too seriously. And, yeah. I can’t wait to see what a single day’s worth of exposure does to this deal…

      • Frodis73

        An investment branch of Lego does own shares of Legoland….they are def involved, just not hands on.

        • Rasha

          Gotcha – thanks for the clarification! ^_^

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Correct. It’s Merlin Entertainment. They just opened a London Eye style observation wheel, aquarium and a Madame Tussaud’s wax thingy here this year.

        • Rasha

          Ah, yes. Merlin. They need to straighten up if they want to keep their contracts….

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      i’ll have to watch this later, thanks. looks interestting

    • Frodis73

      I saw a tweet today where somebody thought lego was kinda cult like after seeing this doc (I assume this doc). Your comparison to Apple makes sense then. I will have to watch this.

  • romanesco

    Still dark here in California, so just sharing eine kleine nachtmusik from some people Beck likes to call slobs:
    https://youtu.be/0OCnHNk2Hac

    • flyonthewall

      Beck called these guys slobs? Link?

      • romanesco

        “With the rerun shows and the cocaine nose-job
        The daytime crap of the folksinger slob
        He hung himself with a guitar string
        A slab of turkey neck and it’s hangin’ from a pigeon wing

        Read more: Beck – Loser Lyrics | MetroLyrics “

        • flyonthewall

          so it’s not them specifically that are slobs, just folksingers in general? You’re confusing me roman, which is not hard to do by any means

          • Frodis73

            Not just you…having grown up on PP&M I was wondering if there was something I was missing.

            • flyonthewall

              ok good

            • romanesco

              I did not know until yesterday that Gordon Lightfoot wrote that one. I love how it puts you standing on the grass, where the pavement never grows.

            • Paul V. Tupointeau

              Lightfoot wrote so many great songs. I can listen to him or to PP&M all day. I have them all on vinyl from the 60’s. :-))

          • romanesco

            Yeah, he seems to have had a negative idea about folksingers generally. I saw some other statement of his about the genre–can’t recall exactly–but I could look it up.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              That’s absurd for so many reasons, I don’t even. I guess he didn’t clay demo music history. He IS a folk singer, just different formats and hardware. But I won’t try and explain it to him. He might get infected with facts or something.

            • romanesco

              El es un perdedor.

            • romanesco

              ROFL

            • flyonthewall

              weird

            • Frodis73

              That is disappointing. I saw him live years ago and the thing I was surprised by was all the various genres. He did some covers…things that are totally opposite of his music and it was flat out AMAZING. He was all over the map and seemed to have a varied taste in music. I wish I could remember more about the show, but this was back in the 90’s. I was shocked at how damn good he was. Sidenote-I didn’t know he was a clam at the time, plus I got in for free anyway.

            • flyonthewall

              I’m jealous, wish I could see him live. Don’t think I could stomach to pay for a tkt knowing what I know and him especially being all rabid/gung-ho about Scientology but if I got free ones I would be all over it.

            • Frodis73

              Yeah I’d only go to a freebie now too. I was SO bummed when I found out about him…you just get that ick feeling and major disappointment. At least he is a 2nd generation and it’s all he knows, but he’s an adult now and it’s time to grow up and face reality. Plus, he had a pretty crappy childhood because of sci, so he knows there is a lot of BS going on…he just chooses to turn the other way.

            • flyonthewall

              Yup. He’s really into it too. I don’t wanna look for the interview but I remember him saying that criticism of Scientology is “insidious”. Seriously. He’s way drunk on the Kool-aid

            • Frodis73

              Btw, I went with my BFF from college and she had seen him once before and kept saying prepared to be blown away. I was like ok, ok, enough already. That show is probably still one of the best (in the top 10 at least) I have ever seen. I have literally been to hundreds of concerts too. Details have faded, but the feeling and impressions left a mark.

            • flyonthewall

              That’s a beautiful thing. I had a similar experience seeing Rage the 2nd time. Every single person singing along perfectly with every word and jumping in unison. Very powerful stuff

            • romanesco

              It seems there is or was a cultural divide there, but the last thing I read about Beck suggested he was trying to get away from the clam thing. Again, memory fails.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Seriously? These are lyrics from Loser. Seriously?! I would not take them…well, seriously. I mean, I’ve got my issues with the dude, too. But this seems a stretch.

          • romanesco

            There was, and still is, I believe, an antifolk movement, and Beck was part of it. I can see their point, in a way. They viewed folk music performed in modern times as faux-naif, which it is in some cases, but not all, as exemplified here.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              There was and is and he was. But I don’t remember that scene–as much as I followed it in the 90s, or followed artists who came out of it–having animosity towards folk music. They just wanted to play it on their own terms, which was widely varied. To me, it was just another version of punk. And a number of people associated with the anti-folk scene often referred to themselves as folk singers–one of my favorites, Ani DiFranco, for instance, and also Beck.

              But as much as I love to discuss music, this isn’t a music blog, so I apologize for the digression. My point was just that citing those lyrics as evidence to support your claim seemed weak.

            • romanesco

              It may have been weak, but then again the lyric was widely heard and the idea behind it was strongly emphasized in the “Loser” video. As stated previously, there was some negative comment Beck made about folk singers generally. Can’t seem to locate it now, though.

              At any rate, as far as I’m concerned, he’s got one more silver dollar, and he ain’t gonna let Duane Allman get him, no.

  • Observer

    Speaking of Merlin (the misspelling in the last sentence is perfect):

    refresh

    • daisy

      Defiantly an experience. Well they all defy all logic on a regular basis , so its kinda true. The are defiantly ignoring Trip Advisor reviews

    • daisy

      So sorry about Mr. O.s complications . Sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

    • It’s hard to renovate a place that is IAS cow.

  • mirele

    I mentioned to one of my coworkers that a Scientology front group had gotten a $10K donation from Legoland California and my coworker gasped and said, “I’m never taking my grandson there again!”

    Bad look for you, Legoland CA.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      these kinds of reactions are music to my ears. Scientology as a brand is pure poison now.

  • Leah, 4 hours ago

    • Allie

      Great crowd!

      • SNAFU

        And a Photoshop free one.

    • Rasha

      Purrrrr-petual motion!!! =^_^=

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Glad I wasn’t drinking anything.

    • flyonthewall

      i will match your kitty gif. I been sitting on it for a few days and don’t see myself using it so here it goes for no reason at all.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      A photo of Julie Estrada back when she interned for Harvey Levin…

      https://www.instagram.com/p/8UxyjGpe3L-bYodbO66_3FKMOjqzH8CCJz8QM0/

      • hmmm…. interesting

      • … as I said… interesting… stirred the pot a little

        pic

  • JanInAPan

    Had to switch profiles since my other account decided it hated me. Then it disconnected from me. I suppose I could be called the artist formerly known as Tracsar.

    This is beyond awful. I know some folks close to Scientologists and you can’t help but hurt for them. Especially reading Lisa’s story.. if there was some way to drive home to the folks at Legoland that this is not a joke. I hope the stories coming out now about it get passed around to a wide audience. Giving money to this organization after what it puts children through is unconscionable.

    • Liberated

      Thanks for your loyalty. No one gives a shit about your name Trascar. Love what you say.

    • Even more so for a theme park that markets to children and families to give money to an organization that thrives on ripping apart families and destroying childhoods.

      • JanInAPan

        Derek your strength and courage after what you’ve been through is astounding. Here’s hoping that others will take notice-especially for those who want to get out but feel so trapped.

    • Observer

      Is that an MST3k reference?

      • Sherbet

        Definitely. Gotta be.

      • JanInAPan

        Of course. Wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂

    • Baby

      Welcome Janin..I am in a pissy mood right now.. but still wanted to show you Bunker Love..xo baby

      • JanInAPan

        Thanks baby. With stories like these today, it’s no wonder.

        • Baby

          Yes Janin.. rough days.. sigh but necessary!

  • MostEthicalPimp

    Scientology doesn’t seam very popular????

  • MachiavelliaMidget

    Youth for Human Rights is a David Miscavige enterprise. A snapshot of Miscavige from the moments before introducing Heber Jentzsch in the video from the link in today’s article. http://tonyortega.org/2015/09/14/another-scientology-rare-video-leaks-and-this-time-we-see-its-long-vanished-president/

    • Handsome, benevolent religious leader, right there. Possibly, the next President of the World too.

      • Frodis73

        He just oozes with compassion, concern and love doesn’t he?

        • Indeed. You better fucking feel the love.

          • Rasha

            …onshe he shobersh up….

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          He definitely oozes something.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            I’ll bet that’s his O face too.

            • Frodis73

              Vomit.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Remember that scene from The Master?

            • Frodis73

              Bwaaa!!! Oh man, I’m going to be having nightmares too. I just watched that again like 3 weeks ago, so it’s very fresh for me.

            • MachiavelliaMidget

              Just put your feet up and rest. Kind of like this. (Clay demoed, then modeled by a Scientologist.)

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Thanks! Now I’m gonna see that shit in my nightmares. ; 0

            • TheMirrorThetan

              AAAHHHH!
              Thanks for the nightmares tonight…And to think I thought of you as my favourite buttplug too.

          • daisy

            I believe it is plastic and bullshit coming through his pores.

  • I try to avoid these people but this tweet and photo speaks for itself

    • Kid looks like he is saying “Really? Ugh.. I just wanna play. But my parents are scientologists.”

    • Amy Forsythe

      “You can tell me….are mommy and daddy reading Tony Ortega’s blog?”

    • Glen

      “And in a few short years you can become a member of the very special Sea Org.”

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I can’t even J & D about this. Seriously, this really messes me up to see.

    • George Layton

      But scientology promises that this little boy won’t be recruited into the Sea Org. and put to work for pennies an hour until he turns 18.

    • Graham
  • Glen

    Sent to Angela Jobson@merlinentertainment.biz

    Ms. Jobson, I am writing to express my dismay at the donation via Jenna Elfman at Legoland, San Diego to Youth for Human Rights which is a front group for Scientology.

    I remember when Legoland first opened and the road trip I went on with my lego building 8 year old son. I was hoping to have similar experiences with my grandchildren when they are of age. I can not and will not support Legoland and Legos in any way when it is donating money to a supposed charity that serves as an indoctrination to Scientology.

    I want to emphasize that I have no problem with whatever people want to believe. People who criticize Scientology are usually labeled as bigots by that organization. I am not a bigot. What I can not abide is the harmful actions by this group that includes separating families, utilizing child labor, using litigation and aggressive private investigations to unethically attempt to silence critics (a church with a spy wing?) and so much more. There is abundant documentation of these actions and I am so disappointed that Legoland did not do its due diligence. Just this year the HBO documentary “Going Clear” which won the Emmy Award for most outstanding documentary highlighted some of these abuses. A current best seller, “Troublemaker” by Leah Remini, who grew up in Scientology, portrays the awful conditions which children in the Sea Organization (the Scientology “ministry”) face.

    Your reputation as a place that supports children and families will be tarnished by this donation. Do not be fooled by the lofty but misleading name of Youth for Human Right, it serves as a Scientology front group. The response from the media director of Legoland, Ms. Julie Estrada is woefully inadequate. She said, “We invite out tree lighting guests, without prejudice, and provide a small donation to their charity of choice in appreciation of their participation.” Would you donate money to any destructive cult that had a lofty charitable title and celebrity endorsement no matter the circumstance?

    My family and I take this incident very seriously. We have been a family that has used and enjoyed lego products, movies and amusement parks over the years. We will no longer be able to do this if this situation stands.

    Thank you for your consideration,

    signed

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Excellent.

    • added this to my blog

    • Amy Forsythe

      Perfect!

    • Rasha

      Hear, hear!

    • Baby

      Right ON.. perfect Glen..

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    TOT, but I just heard the news and am soooo excited for my friend. This is the album I went to Abbey Road Studios for in June.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/01/fernando-varela-deal-idUSnPn2YnCkX+95+PRN20151201#Xb0tClkDLdq3RLqE.97

    • Observer

      Cool!

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Hey hon, my email is ********

        Just hit the upvote when you have it so I can delete. ; )

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Fantastic, just fantastic. look forward to hearing it = and seeing the TV special. I can appreciate the humongous amount of work over many years it took.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        He so deserves it. Been working his ass off for a long time to get there. In college, his voice professor told him to pick another career because he didn’t have what it takes. Ha! Who’s got it now?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          good for him – and i’m glad he found a place for real music that recognized the talent and that hard work.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            He had a little help, but yes, it was a gamble.

    • Rasha

      That’s great!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Album has been done since August, but were trying to shop it to major labels. This finally worked out. Execs from the label were at the studio one afternoon checking on progress. I guess trying to feel him out to see if he was legit.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This is so exciting! Your hard work got him there, of course 🙂

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thanks. I wish that were true. I just fix stuff when it breaks.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Nobody fixes things like you, Hubs. Nobody.

        • Baby

          You broke my heart once.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Dayum.

            • Baby

              It’s OK.. I have a band aide..I will carry on.. with my blankie..

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Sheeet!

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            That’s because you made him sleep under Dee’s table!!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Naw, that’s my spot. I hang there with Dee’s sweet kitteh.

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              Aww, Dadee 🙂

    • salin

      Great news! Many deserved pats on the backs, deep breaths – and preparation…. as efforts keep moving and surging.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Thank you, Salin. How are you doing these days? Do you have family close by?

        • salin

          My two siblings are each about an hour away. They were here straight through the vigil last week, and have been in and out to help with managing all that has to happen so quickly. The next couple of days will be more ‘silent’ (making myself keep moving on things, in this suddenly silent house, when the last thing I want to do is move to attend to details.) My own self-assessment is that I am doing better than I thought I would be doing, for what that is worth. Thanks for asking.

          Sidenote – the bunker help me find a news item that is more than a decade old (and hard to find) about my Mom that captures her spirit beautifully. What a gift – and that folks would take time to try to help me out with something that was at first very vague… priceless.

          I came here to learn, I started speaking to seek understanding, and share snark – as a means of managing the discomfort of the levels of awful found in each rabbit hole, and in this period of quick and deep transition – I have found a deep embrace from a very caring community. Oh what a gift.

          And your inquiry is part of that big embrace. Sorry for the long answer. It is hard. I ache. I have to make myself think to remember (or force myself to eat.) But, I am not alone. I am not a wreck. And I have folks whispering in my ear to remember to keep putting one foot in front of the other (and to eat!) ((L. Wrong))

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            Oh, darling. It’s been a hard, hard week for you. I’m so sorry.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            So glad to hear it.

          • daisy

            I think of you, when I attend to my own mom. Thank you for helping me to appreciate time. Love you Salin ,I wish I could help. Do you have that news item ? I would like to see what reminded you of your mom. We already know you she was a great woman who raised a beautiful ,kind , loving daughter. Remembering you in my prayers.

            • salin

              daisy, thanks.

              While I knew we had some close calls in September, and that age was catching up with her (even in her relatively healthy 80s), I was so focused on how much better she was getting. A good walk. Fighting with her about raking once she was up to it again (dang how she loved working in the yard). I did not see it coming, when it did come. But, there is so much to be thankful for (esp. her recovery, that walk, those “fights” over raking.)

              Do embrace this time with your mom. Find humor where you can. Hug her daily. It’s precious.

              Shanester helped me find this archived article from Jan 2003: http://web.archive.org/web/20030124014447/http://commondreams.org/headlines03/0120-06.htm My heart bursts (in a good way) when I re-read it. Mom was unique.

              Thanks again. Peace.

            • Glen

              Hi Salin, although we don’t know each other, I have really appreciated the clarity and humanity of your posts. Your heart is so good. I was touched by your reaching out to the bunker as you were dealing with your great loss. It is a certain generosity of spirit that allows others into a grieving heart and accepts the comfort they hope to send your way. A gift, really. Thank you. I went back to that web archive link and read the article about your mother standing up for what is right. As you do. What a lovely woman she was.

            • salin

              Glen,

              Thank you for the introduction with your kind words. They are appreciated.

              In time, when I am out of this whirl wind of change and emotion, I really want to process your words more deeply. In my crisis – I reached out in need. The Bunker’s response is what feels generous. Can’t yet think of it in the opposite direction – yet (as I still ache and feel ‘needy’), but that is a helpful perspective to think about (when I am a little more on the otherside of this.) Thank you.

              I am a proud daughter. A deeply thankful daughter. I remembered the article but couldn’t find it – without the Bunker’s help. I am glad some others who didn’t know her, might read this story/slice of her life.

              Glad to meet you Glen.

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Salin, I’m sorry I haven’t jumped in sooner to say this but I didn’t want to be disruptive. I’m so very sorry to hear about your mom. I’m glad to hear you’ve had family close by, and I hope that’s been a comfort. Here’s to celebrating your mom’s life. May your memories be sweet and may each day get a little bit easier. Yours is a special voice around here. My best to you.

            • salin

              5 feet L&L,

              Thanks. Your comments make me smile, daily.

              As hard as this is, the extra time we had together, and the long life that she had (did I mention that less than 1 1/2 yrs ago we went back to see family in Norway!), helps mitigate some of the pain of the loss – because there is so much to celebrate.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Oh, I am glad to hear that. You know we’re all going to do our crazy best to keep making you smile. Fair warning. ; )

          • Juicer77

            So glad you they were able to find the news item you were looking for! Give that “puppy” some scritches and go for some walks together. Pet therapy is the best therapy. They’re so good at reading us.

          • MrsLurksALot

            Salin, so sorry to hear about your mother. It is so hard, I’m sorry you are dealing with this. We are here for you and I will keep you in my thoughts. ((Hugs))

    • daytoncapri

      I am totally interested as a likely fan.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I’ve got clips from the studio that have been killing me not to share, but I had to maintain silence while everything was being finished and negotiated.

    • Baby

      OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YIPPEE… WOO HOO..Doin the Happy Dance..woo hoo (f5)

  • Doc M

    Ok, this is the email I sent early this morning.

    Dear Ms. Jobson,

    I read the disturbing news this morning of how “Legoland” in
    Carlsbad California donated $10,000 dollars to YHRI.

    According to Mr. Tony Ortega (ex editor of the New York based
    “Village Voice” and owner of the “Underground Bunker” (a Scientology
    watchdog blog)): “Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) was
    founded in 2001 by Scientologist Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, who has also
    tried to push Scientology on the nation’s schools through the front
    group Applied Scholastics. Like other Church of Scientology front
    groups, YHRI pretends to have a benign purpose that has nothing to
    do with Scientology.”

    The Church of Scientology, created by a pulp fiction writer L. Ron
    Hubbard in the 1950’s, has a long history of alleged family and
    child abuse. They allegedly employ child labor, separate families
    and hire investigators who follow and harass any who criticize the
    church. These investigations often go on for years. The church is
    also well known for engaging in abusive practices by filing
    countless civil lawsuits against their perceived enemies. They
    justify their behavior by hiding behind the Moniker of a Religion.

    Lastly, the church maintains alleged prison facilities in Hemet
    California for those who have fallen out of favor with the church.

    I would refer you to:

    1 ” Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” by Alex
    Gibney, released in 2015 and the winner of three emmy’s.

    2 Tony Ortega’s daily blog: http://tonyortega.org/

    3 Numerous You Tube Video blogs:

    a https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkohIipYvmCarOriMY1GT9g
    (Mark Bunker)

    b https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC__gcXYVQlmVocNLZykibUw
    (Tory Christman)

    c https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD8AAvA3_JDFeOps-HzPPHg
    (Children who had escaped the Scientology cult)

    4 Written blogs:

    a http://www.mikerindersblog.org/ (Mike Rinder, a long time
    powerful member who left the church due to abuses)

    b http://www.alanzosblog.com/ (General info)

    c
    http://www.scientology-cult.com/blogs/karen-de-la-carriere-blog.html
    (Karen de la Carriere, an ex member)

    There are many other very revealing websites, books and videos
    available.

    I understand that “Legoland” is a part of “Merlin Enterprises” a
    company whose goal is to provide wholesome and affordable family
    entertainment worldwide. I believe that the donation was made
    without the knowledge of your company, nor was the YHRI connection
    to the church ever divulged. The great irony is that YHRI promotes
    anything but human rights.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this email.

    • Baby

      Excellent Doc.. Bravo

    • Rasha

      Well stated, Doc.

  • Lighthouse

    Watching and hearing Jenna Elfman on this video irked me. She’s a puppet and sounds like a puppet. The whole bit about liking her children to be creative is straight from Hubbard. It’s bullshit. Hubbard quashed creativity while making all his subjects into dummies and robot zombies, all saying the same things, all doing the same things without a single thought of their own.

    Jenna Elfman didn’t think up creativity for her kids or human rights on her own. She was primed. And while one can ask, what’s the harm in that, she’s primed, as other $cios in all of the things she does, thinks and says. She doesn’t think for herself. She can’t look out. She can’t see. She can’t hear. Unless it Command Intention.

    The very sad thing about it is that she thinks, sincerely, that it’s all good, all for the good.

    Jump, Jenna! Jenna asks, “How high?”

  • Rasha

    Good night Bunks. Even Tony’s comment Bunker has more fact, wit, honesty and strength than most any syndicated blog or sheet out there, and it still doesn’t hold a candle to his journalism and hard work.

    Rasha shall be holding Lisa to sleep. Always remembered.

    • daisy

      Sleep tight, and unload the nails before putting the gun under your pillow.

      • Rasha

        …but keep ’em close… ^_^

    • Baby

      Night Rashie.. awww.. sweet..

      • Rasha

        Night, Baby. I’m thankful for every second. Just want to spend them rightly.

        • Baby

          I know sweetheart..

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Gulp. Sweet dreams, love.

      • Rasha

        (shnuggle)

      • Nat-leficent

        F5

      • Nat-leficent

        ..

      • Nat-leficent

        F5 . .

      • Nat-leficent

      • Nat-leficent

        Last one F5

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          I love you more than Christmas! And snow!

  • daytoncapri
    • You know scientology is no longer a bully, when they shoot their foot with a lego piece instead of a bullet.

      • daytoncapri

        With all this news, there’s got to be a joke in there somewhere about shitting bricks. (Hey, I’m a concept guy, not a comedian.)

        • daisy

          And you couldn’t mention this before I went to bed ?

  • as it’s late enough for OT here’s 4 of the best new kitteh pics out there

  • Baby

    I made this avi when I heard that Howdy died. It was only up for about half an hour and then Dodo and I talked. We were both crying.. and I made a deal with him that I would stop if he stopped. We both said..OK..” One last cry and we are done.”

    So I changed it.. but brought it out for Lisa. So it represents both Howdy and Lisa. ..and all others who have lost their lives to this Evil Fuckin cult. ( It makes me sad to see it though..) but Lisa’s story isn’t a Picnic.. and I know why Tony is doing the story.

    We ALL do.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      That’s the Bunker. Caring about people we’ve never met.

      • Baby

        Yep.. and I’m going to go now.. cause I can’t stop crying. Love you..xo..

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Love ya Baby. G’night, sleep tight, don’t let the buttplugs bite.

          • Baby

            you funny..xo

            • daisy

              Good night , Bunker heart.

    • I remember.

      • Baby

        Just devastating news.. Both of us were devastated ( as all were Dodo) but I will always remember that conversation..and how we consoled each other. Thank you. Just a Tragic Loss for the Bunker.

        and we both knew before Tony wrote about it.. I remember that night too well.

        • Baby

          Ok..computer off..

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Pffft!

    • Cosmo Pidgeon

      This story is the most powerful story to date about how fucked up Scientology is. Thanks for helping me ease into the Bunker in the beginning. I was nervous. You were reassuring.

      • Baby

        Cosmo.. So sweet of you to remember. It is scary coming on line..I lurked for so long on Village Voice..

        And so many came here of course when Tony left the Voice and were so tight.. I didn’t know if I would be accepted. So just jumped in and settled in. Fantastic group.

        • Cosmo Pidgeon

          Thanks Baby. Your kindness has been much appreciated.

          • Baby

            Well.. Cosmo.. Your kindness has been much appreciated too.. So that makes us even.. I haven’t decided which Avi I like the best..

            I like both of them love Baby : D

    • Jenny Daniels

      Do so love you, Baby…

      • Baby

        Oh I love you too Jenny.. I am a big baby.. sigh.. xo

  • Amy Forsythe

    Hey OSA….late shift eh? Listen I have a program for you. It’s only one step:

    1. Get rid of the little turd.

    And then do the thing the Terminator did in the movie and dissolve yourselves into the molten pool.

    • MachiavelliaMidget

      Rid of like so.

    • Mockingbird

      Not exactly welcoming any escapees.

  • pat k

    Only Bunkerites will understand that feeling I have when the family wants me to be quiet during a TC movie. It makes me want to serve them mashed bananas & protein drinks.

    • Mockingbird

      Or knuckle sandwiches.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    Off to bed for me. Time to start Leah’s book. G’night y’all.

  • Jimmy3

    I’d like to apologize to flyonthewall. I blamed him personally for this Legoland oversight, and I was a little too worked up about it. I tried to throw a brick with a threatening message through his window, but all I could fit on the note was “U R”

    I think it just bounced off with only a tiny scratch

    • Not even a scratch. Fly has Lego windows. Nice apology though.

    • Robert Eckert

      Actually that was him throwing it back, with a note saying “NO U”

      • Nat-leficent

        . .

    • salin

      Jimmy3. That was an eraser you threw. Geez.

    • salin

      O/t. Especially appreciate random humor right now. Thanks.

      • Jimmy3

        Hope you’re holding up. I was very sorry to hear. I have prayers for you

        • salin

          Thanks. That means a lot. (wrote more below to ElWrong with his good news thread) short (just before bed) answer: not easy, but muddling through. The inquiries are appreciated, they melt a bit of the edge of the self-isolation that can be grief.

    • Nat-leficent

      F5

    • Mockingbird

      I think calmer heads should prevail. We are civilized, after all.

  • daytoncapri

    Looks like Lego is OK with partnerships https://vimeo.com/100203987

    • salin

      Effective video.

  • Nat-leficent
    • Jimmy3

      You Suck Block On Hollywood Boulevard!!!!!!!

    • salin

      “I’ll show you traffic stopping… straight up and vertical!”

    • Sid (Phil)

      I know she left you Ralphy, but this anger,,, you just have to,, Lego.

    • daisy

      Why are DM and TC on the ledge throwing a lego brick?

    • daisy

      Clay modeling SP s demise

    • daisy

      Finally getting rid of this last Body Thetan. Be very quiet

    • scottmercer

      Lego my ego.

    • B4you

      “Drop that Lego or i shoot”

      • Missionary Kid

        Legos matter!

  • Fink Jonas

    “My idea of closing her nose so she has to swallow so she can breathe through her mouth”
    WTF are they doing to this woman! these people are CRAY CRAY!

    • salin

      and so she spits out everything in her mouth… So She Can Breathe!

      It is impressive, to me, that at this point Lisa – while mentally disconnected from the surreality which she was placed in, was still able to fight for her life. It suggests to me that she had started in quite strong health. Her.Death.Should.Not.Have.Happened.

    • ReallyMGM

      It sounds like they were force feeding her food like they were giving a dog medicine. Although worse. Forcing the smoothies was similar to water boarding her. Such unimaginable cruelty.

  • nommables

    A “sweet” break. (refresh)

    • Susan B.

      I finally get the heart thing! Thanks for explaining it!

    • Sejanus

      Aawwwwwww…much cuteness.
      Oh deer!

    • EnthralledObserver

      A Maremma! 🙂 They make the best stock guard dogs.

  • salin

    Good night Bunker mates. I appreciate Tony’s work, and the community that keeps growing around it in the BU, tremendously. And the love… oh, the love – thank you.

    Speaking of love, and hearts… today’s post (and the interesting communications with Leggoland)… if you haven’t recommended today’s post – please click recommend/the heart just above the dialogue box and to the left – to make the heart beat. We are at 183 at 12:18 am EST (US) – can we make it to 200?

    • OOkpik

      And the beat goes on…

  • Sejanus

    In a related story a Legoland horse has sworn out a sexual harrassment complaint against Ms. Elfman.
    Ms. Elfman told authorities she had given ample warning in her various rants about orally copulating equines in the past which, when there were no complaints lodged, she took to be passive permission.
    When asked if this were true, Legoland horse Flossy gave an emphatic one word response, “neigh!”.

  • Lurkness

    Hey Legoland you may also want to check out this informative site on what it’s like to grow up in Scientology.

    http://exscientologykids.com

  • Lurkness

    Dear Legoland,

    Some more reading material for you from Scientology leader David Miscavige’s niece who lost her childhood to Scientology and finally was able to finally escape. Here’s a cliffnote overview for you:

    Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology’s leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-two, Jenna made a daring break, risking everything she had ever known and loved to leave Scientology once and for all. Now, for the first time, she speaks out about her life, the church, and her dramatic escape, going deep inside a religion that, for decades, has been the subject of fierce debate and speculation worldwide.

    Piercing the veil of secrecy that has long shrouded the world of Scientology, this insider reveals unprecedented first-hand knowledge of the religion, its obscure practices, and its mysterious leader—David Miscavige. From her forced separation with her parents as a small child, to being brainwashed in the name of the greater good; from her lack of personal freedoms to the church’s emphasis on celebrity recruitment, Jenna goes behind the scenes of Scientology’s oppressive and alienating culture, detailing an environment rooted in control in which the most devoted followers often face the harshest punishments. Addressing the rumors and misconceptions surrounding Scientology in startling detail, she also describes a childhood of isolation and neglect—a childhood which, painful as it was, prepared her for a tough life in the church’s most devoted order, the Sea Org.

    Despite this hardship, it is only when her family approaches dissolution and her world begins to unravel that she’s finally able to see the church for what it is: an unforgiving place where stifling conformity and potent psychological control rule with an iron fist. Faced with a heartbreaking choice, she mounts a courageous escape, but not before being put through the ultimate test of family, faith, and love. At once captivating and disturbing, Beyond Belief is an eye-opening exploration of the limits of religion and the lengths that one woman went to, in order to break free.

    • B4you

      and David Miscavige hates Lego since the night he stepped on one. So now he don’t like kid’s either!

      • B4you

  • Sibs

    It sounds like Legoland isn’t interested in looking any deeper at the issue, especially if looking deeper means that they will have to face uncomfortable facts about who they are donating money to. Or if it means alienating a celebrity, even if said celebrity isn’t very famous or powerful.

    • B4you

      they are very sensitive to public opinion, especially those opinions involving kid’s.
      Lego has once more stucked there hands in a beehive!

  • Fink Jonas

    If L. Robottard was alive he would make “mandatory ” all Demo Kits to be disposed of immediately, Clay demos are now null and void, and now you will only be allowed to do your demos in Lego form.
    BUILD IT RIGHT HCO PL of 12 1 2015

  • Steve Bazemore

    They should donate that money to a worthy cause, instead of to a cult that gets millions every year from bilking their followers.

    • Ella Raitch

      …and avoiding taxes!

  • Juicer77

    Because this makes me laugh every single time… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WreJepumQss
    Jason Stephens deserves his own comedy series.

  • B4you

    So much fun with Lego…F5

  • EnthralledObserver

    I’ve never felt so betrayed by lego… and I’ve stepped barefoot on my share of pieces. smh

  • Markthehungarian

    With McPherson, the Church of Scientology did achiev e

    • Juicer77

      Oh no someone kidnapped MarktheH! Oh, wait… there he is… Pshew.

      • B4you

        it’s not that far away from the truth F5

  • Markthehungarian

    With McPherson, the Church of Scientology did achieve what it really wanted, which was never to be bothered by her again.

    It’s somehow so fitting the Scientology, which claims that communication is the universal solvent and that psych drugs are bad, decided that the only course of action is to NOT communicate with her, and to feed her shti to make her drowsy.

    Unbelievable.

    • B4you

      Good point!

  • madame duran

    We invite our tree lighting guests, without prejudice, and provide a small donation to their charity of choice in appreciation of their participation.

    Translation: We are completely deaf to the voiced concerns of our consumers and we will continue to kiss celebrity ass in exchange for promoting ourselves. P.S. — Karin Pouw told us to expect some strong reactions from religious bigots and Internet fringe dwellers like yourself.
    (side comment: how is $10,000 a “small” donation?)

    • Ella Raitch

      The use of the expression without prejudice – which has a specific legal application – in a PR context is odd to say the least.

      Which leads me to want to say to Ms Estrada:

      http://d.christiantoday.com/en/full/21605/inigomontoya.jpg?w=380&h=213&l=50&t=40

    • kemist

      This is the common attitude of most people towards charity.

      Give the money and enjoy the PR for doing so. If the beneficiaries of the charity complain about its actions, they’re ungrateful. If the charity is in a relationship with nefarious people, well they’re still doing good, see. And they must be ignorant, poor lambs.

      It enables crooks to get money and reputation for long, long times. Sometimes when someone is brave enough to report what they’ve done, they will even get backlash for it. Just take a look at Mother Theresa’s charities, which used to rake in millions (sometimes from crooks and dictators looking for a way to massage their public image) while those it “helped” went without the most basic medicines. Hey, but it’s all good, they’re from the third world anyway, pain killers are not in their culture, you see. Brown people don’t feel pain.

      This is why when someone uses the argument that a government-sponsored safety net can be replaced with private charities, I get pissed.

  • Lady Squash

    Cringe worthy video of Jenna. Ick, ick, ick

  • romanesco

    Oh, shit! Late night again! Time for me to post up some more of my favorite slob music, in case I haven’t tortured you with it before.
    https://youtu.be/t1CJiVBhbN8

  • Lady Squash

    “Fake people [or religions] have an image to maintain….” Makigaya Machiman

  • OOkpik

    Hey Captain McButt, this is what help looks like!

  • Spike Robinson
    • aquaclara

      This is an outstanding letter, Spike, and i hope they don’t ignore it. Thanks.

  • Jester1137

    Legolands position is that they would have invited Jenna Elfman if she was a member of the Westborough Baptist Church, and they would have gladly given 10,000 to The National Organization for Marriage on her behalf?

    I kind of doubt that. I’m betting they would have felt free to engage in a little prejudice.