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Former workers file EEOC complaints saying Grant Cardone forced Scientology on them

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We’ve been talking to Florida attorney Richard Celler about the religious discrimination lawsuit he filed on behalf of a man name David Bunting who is suing a Tampa medical services CEO, Vick Tipnes, for allegedly forcing Scientology courses on him, and firing him when Bunting refused. We told Celler how much Tipnes reminded us of another colorful businessman, motivational speaker Grant Cardone, who is also a Scientologist and is someone Tipnes cites as a mentor.

What a coincidence, Celler told us. He had clients who were also making religious discrimination claims against Cardone.

Celler sent us copies of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints he’s made on behalf of three clients who submitted discrimination claims after being fired by Cardone’s Miami Beach business.

Donald Bradley was fired on June 10, 2015. Pedro Orozco on January 4 of this year. And Michelle Ceglarek four days later. All three worked for Cardone’s Miami Beach business, at 300 71st St, and each of them has filed claims that they were let go because they refused to submit to Scientology training.

“They are sneaky. They call it the L. Ron Hubbard training, but go out of their way not to use the term ‘Scientology’,” Celler tells us. “We all know what it really is though.”

In Bunting’s case, Celler prepared a lengthy report that he submitted to the EEOC, and attorney Hunter Chamberlin responded with a lengthy counterargument on behalf of Vick Tipnes. The EEOC then gave Bunting permission to sue.

Celler tells us that he hasn’t submitted lengthy reports for the former Cardone employees yet, and he hasn’t seen any responses from Cardone.

 
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We called Cardone Training Technologies yesterday and spoke to a helpful employee who put us through to someone he said could help us. We left a detailed message with that person, but haven’t yet received a response. When we do, we’ll let you know.

Grant Cardone is a very familiar name to Scientology watchers. He first came to our attention when he starred in a short-lived National Geographic Channel series, Turnaround King. Former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun told us that Cardone had also done some dirty work on behalf of church leader David Miscavige, sliming well known acting coach Milton Katselas, who had begun to pull away from Scientology.

Since then, Cardone has provided us years of entertainment as one of Scientology’s more colorful characters. We’ll leave it up to our commenters to nominate their favorite Cardone moments.

But is he forcing Scientology on his employees? We’d love to get his side of the story. Hey, Grant, give us a call. We left our number with your helper Katie.

 
EEOC Claims

Donald Bradley
Pedro Orozco

 
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  • Panopea Abrupta

    Pro-tip, Grant – to be admired and con-sidered a mentor by the likes of Slick Vick Tipnes
    is NOT something to put in a c.v.

    GC operates on the principal that cream rises.
    Cream is rich and thick.
    Shit also floats.
    It is usually flushed.
    GC will suffer the same fate –
    from the Outhouse of Insignificance to the Septic Tank of Sorrow.

    Here’s something to change the mood.
    A penne for your thoughts.
    I am down to the last 2 heads of last year’s garlic, while this years is curing.
    Pesto Genovese, says I to myself – that’s what we are having for lunch.

    • Rasha

      Ever put garlic cloves in 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup dark vinegar and 1/2 cup sugar, or some variation thereof, for about a week and a half, until it turns teal? MMMMMMMM…. garlic candy, IMHO.

      …just sayin

  • Oh, just fuck off, Grant… even Snortimer’s tired of you now. (Plumb new depths of anomie):

    • How did you make that cartoon look?

    • flyonthewall

      looks like Grant landed on Free Parking! Good job Grant

      • Rasha

        I always go straight from Tennessee to Kentucky…. but in Monopoly, I keep passing Free Parking. And isn’t that what Scientology is all about, anyway? Free Parking, make money. I do get railroaded, though, so I got that going for me…..

        • flyonthewall

          Last time I played Monopoly my daughter got Free Parking like 5x! I sent her to her room and grounded her for a week. *nods contently*

          • Rasha

            They stack the Community Chest and Chance decks, too. Watch for that.

          • Draco

            IKR? Those parents who let their children win board games just irritate me!

          • thetastic

            It’s the only sensible response.

    • Draco

      You are just so good! Love the pointy head 😀
      Cardone is the type of person my dear departed daddy would have referred to as a clot. A handy description that sadly, has fallen out of regular use.

    • thetastic

      Love it! Can you tell me what Elena’s ring says? I think I need new glasses, couldn’t make it out.

      • It says ‘Crafty & Vulgar’—apparently you can actually buy these rings from Zazzle. To save your eyes in future, if you click on the image, it should open in a new tab on your browser, where you can zoom in by pressing Ctrl and + together—and see all the little glitches as well as the details 😉

        • thetastic

          Thanks. I did the new tab thing, but that’s as big as I could get it.

    • Graham

      I like the watch. I’m amazed at the obsession douche-bags have with expensive watches. I’ve got a computer, a phone, a cooker and a car which can all tell me the time. Who needs a freakin’ watch these days?

      • I think what I found was a horological jeu d’esprit; at least I hope it was 🙂

  • OT: I Re-designed an Oldie but Goodies
    https://twitter.com/DiceMore/status/764106444593508352

    • flyonthewall

      i was always thought there should be more porn in the Bunker

      • You could win a Porsche ?

        • flyonthewall

          does Porsche make minivans?

          • yes, they just call them Volkswagen np!

            • flyonthewall

              No deal!

            • Hey ? it’s a Classic F5

            • flyonthewall

              ok that is super cool

            • Draco

              That is so cute! I wants one!!

            • Juicer77

              I bet it goes “meep meep!”

            • Harpoona Frittata

              Wow, someone appears to have shortened a VW microbus! I’m sure that, in a parallel universe somewhere, there also exists a microbus that’s been stretched, limo-style 😉

              What a weird, whacky world!

            • FredEX2

              Now THAT’S a mini-Van!

          • Any day now.

        • All I want from this is the 928.

          • JaxNGold

            LOL!

      • Rasha

        YES! I totally was thinki—- hold on…. (re-reads)….. nevermind.

        • Robert Eckert

          The Porsche of Infiniti?

  • Commodore H. McCringleberry

    I may not qualify because I don’t actively hate the guy (measured by the fact that he doesn’t ever cross my mind unless someone else invokes him), but I have absolutely no interest in Ugly-Twin Angelina Jolie, as the picture would seem to assert. . .

  • No Grant. I don’t want to be really short* with a desperate need to compensate for that in a judgemental society. I don’t want a grasping, crude, vain harridan as a partner. I don’t want a tiny dick and oral cancer from more compensation. I don’t want a gnawing need for negative attention. I don’t want giant, unnecessary timepieces. I don’t want to be in a destructive cult. I don’t want to be anywhere near Florida. I don’t want to “win” at any cost. I don’t want to stand on the corpses of the vanquished. And I really, really don’t want to humiliate my mother in public. Ever.

    *Disclaimer: I actually find short, stocky, swarthy men to be super attractive, and if Grant was queer, had a shred of human decency and humility I’d give him a chance.

    • DoveAlexa

      You’d never be able to get your hands through his hair, though.

      • Juicer77

        *crunch, crunch crunch*

    • Mockingbird

      Harridan, love that one.

  • Roger Larsson

    Gerry Armstrong was on and turned off. Scientologists turnes on and goes off. Is Grant a scientologist going off or a scientologist holding on?

    • flyonthewall

      stop talking crazy!

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Has this dick-wizardry been reposted yet?
    No? I’ll repost it.
    Yes? I’ll repost it.

    https://youtu.be/2Why0ZZz8b0

    • Supper Powers

      Dick-wizardry. Best laugh today.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        You rock, Marky-Mark! 😀

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    A palate cleanser:

    Birth of child saves family from Scientology Disconnection.

    (A comment on Mike Rinder’s blog.)

    marie guerin says

    August 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    When our daughter disconnected from us , she was pregnant. 3 months to go.
    We waited , our bags ready , showed up at the hospital .
    Giving birth resets priorities , and we were right , she couldn’t let us go.
    That little baby saved our family , and we beat the system.

    http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?42443-Birth-of-child-saves-family-from-Scientology-Disconnection

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Great antidote to the rising bile in my throat after being ‘slimed in absentia’ by Cardone’s mere virtual presence here…thanks!

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Great name for an album.

        • Mockingbird

          I saw a story on a conservative Christian scandal with the phrase “Failed Glory Hole Incident” I can’t top that.

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            Haha!

            • Mockingbird

              Will that get shoops !?

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              I seriously hope not 😛

    • Mockingbird

      I bet that wasn’t a Duggan baby or it would have been shipped off immediately.

    • Genuine close personal relationships and especially babies often seem to restore perspective to Scientologists. Compared to the synthetic urgency of ‘going up the bridge’ here’s someone who is totally dependent on you – and their welfare is a matter of real urgency.

      Where protests fail, babies often succeed. That kid should be given the highest award due to SPs (whatever that is).

  • flyonthewall

    Cardone better watch it or pretty soon he’ll be sleeping…IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!!

  • Mockingbird

    Interesting thing I noticed on Grant Cardone and his blog. He lists statistics on a shrinking middle class, a lack of savings for most Americans and insufficient funds for emergencies and retirement for most Americans.

    His solution to a systematic decline for most people and growing income and wealth inequality ? Be an individual that is in the top 1% ! Screw everyone else !

    It reminds me of John Mappin and a speech by Trump the other day. Trump was asked about declining wages ( while he said wages are too high) and answered that people have to “fight and get into that upper percentile”. Meaning to handle economic decline every individual has to personally become a part of the one percent ! There is only one percent in the one percent ! So, by definition Cardone and Trump only are practical for one in a hundred people at best ! That assumes their ideas even work at all !

    The solution to economic decline and inequality ? Be rich !

    • That’s my election platform.
      Under my rule democratic government everyone will be above average.

      • jazzlover

        “Redefining the Sine curve for the plebs of the world”

      • Mockingbird

        Like the survey where about eighty percent of drivers rate themselves above average !?

        • That’s the one!

          • Mockingbird

            Scary. They have even explained to people stats on safe driving and people who had a lot of accidents STILL usually considered themselves above average !

            If I remember correctly it was assumed that they were using the fundamental attribution error to see THEIR own accidents as due to circumstances beyond their control and the accidents of others as due to carelessness or poor driving.

            Confirmation bias, ego defense and cognitive dissonance are a bad combination. Sometimes deadly.

            • Graham

              So if I have twenty accidents that proves there are twenty idiots out there who are worse drivers than I am!

            • Mockingbird

              Exactly ! If you don’t like my driving stay off the first floor !

            • Robert Eckert

              There are only two kinds of driver on the road: the assholes who go faster than I do, and the morons who go slower.

      • Juicer77

        Vote Once_Born!

        • jazzlover

          Vote Twice Juicer. “Once Born, Twice Shy”

          • Juicer77

            Vote early… vote often!! XD

            • jazzlover

              Right, because according to Trump, voter laws allow us to vote as many times as we want 🙂

            • Juicer77

              *facepalm* for the 1000th time

        • My first legislative act would be to establish a global minimum wage, with the global maximum wage set at about ten times that. This would be personal income – ownership of companies would not count and long as you didn’t spend the company money on yourself.

          The only way rich people could boost their disposable income, and afford those toys that some of them enjoy so much, would be to pay their workers more – the ‘trickle up’ theory.

          They would still have the prestige of owning huge companies, so nothing much would change – after a certain level of personal wealth, money is just a way of keeping score.

          Seriously.

          • workers? who need workers.

            • Exactly. That attitude, on the part of the rich, is one of the problems. We need a global economy that (in the words of a famous economist) operates “as if people matter”.

            • yes. as in – every man owns himself and his own time.

            • Graham

              Or even “because people matter.”

          • Juicer77

            Interesting concept.

            • I owe it to Aldous Huxley (as expressed in his novel “Island”).

              I believe he dabbled a little in Scientology (after being feted as a potential ‘celeb’) before rejecting it decisively.

            • beauty for ashes

              Really? Interesting.. **strokes imaginary beard**

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              One beard… going spare 😉

          • MM

            Interesting idea 🙂

            You mentioned “ownership of companies”, so I’m going to assume that you will also allow people to start their own small business as a self-employed independent contractor. As an example, someone would surely be allowed to, say, buy a car and offer to drive people who don’t want to walk from A to B for some kind fo rate/fee. (Quick question: Will they have to stop/pause working once their income reaches/exceeds [global minimum wage]?)

            My company will have, say, five employees (the Board of Directors, I’ll call them). I’m going to pay them a wage of 2 million/year each (because I’m generous). My wage will only be 18.5 million/year (which is significantly less than the max allowed [employee wage times ten], because I’m also modest).

            The company’s business model will be to provide a marketplace that connects/brings together 470.000 independent contractors (self-employed small business owners offering rides) and their potential customers (people who don’t want to walk).

            The remaining profit of my company, after paying all expenses including contractors’ rates, wages, etc, I certainly won’t spend on myself (because I’m a law-abiding citizen) – I will invest it in R&D which is aimed at developing, say, driverless cars.

            • Your company and your workers would be positively encouraged to earn as much as they possibly could. People not on a fixed wage would represent a bit of a problem. However the owners wage could only equal 10x the average earned by his employees in any given year – providing those employees were guaranteed a basic wage that could never fall below the statutory minimum.

              However, since we are talking minimum wage the ’employees’ would be the contractors at the bottom of the heap, not the directors. Otherwise you could beat the system, and still earn a relative fortune, by creating multiple layers of management.

              The only way an owner could increase his wage would be by increasing the minimum amount earned by his employees – and get back 10x what he concedes.

              Owners would have little choice but to spend most of the profit on R& D. If they didn’t, the taxman would come looking for a chunk of any excessive reserves. Money is best when it is kept moving, and it would be owner’s interests to invest and develop the market.

              There would still be perks – watched over by the taxman – like travel on company business. There would still be prestige, influence and independence to be had from owning a company, too. That would be enough for many of the real entrepreneurs I have encountered – as I have said earlier – after a certain point, money is just a way of keeping score.

              It’s only people like Cardone, who don’t have a real business, who are obsessed with the trappings.

            • MM

              “The only way an owner could increase his wage would be by increasing the minimum amount earned by his employees – and get back 10x what he concedes.”

              That’s exactly what I did in my company: I increased the average wage of all my employees to an amount above minimum wage, and I, in turn, earn 9.25 times that average.

              The independent contractors to whom my company offers its service are not my employees, so whatever the amount might be that any of them earns doesn’t concern me or my company, and therefore does not influence my company’s wage structure. For all I know, they themselves might earn more than my employees (or for that matter, I) do, depending on how many employees of their own they might have, and how much they’re paying them.

              “Owners would have little choice but to spend most of the profit on R& D.”

              Yeah, that’s why I did exactly that in my company 🙂 Interesting follow-up problem: Once my R&D succeeds and brings about the advent of the driverless car, what will become of the entire industry of ‘people driving stuff or other people from A to B for a living’? Who will pay those literally millions of former drivers some kind of “wage”, minimum or not? Will they be advised to “eat cake if they have no bread”? (I’m of course not implying you might say that, but the question of what they’re supposed to then do remains)

              Additional extra-juicy can of worms: Will your legislation require all companies to be personally owned by actual “owners” (people), or will you also allow for some kind of public/limited/stock/whatever companies (corporations)? Will the amount such corporation can pay out to its individual shareholders also be limited to [global minimum wage]? What if the shareholder itself is not a person, but rather some entity representing many people (for example, the Someplace Firefighters & Nurses Pension Fund)? Will the payout they receive still be limited to [global minimum wage] per shareholder? I mean, they might be representing thousands of firefighters and nurses saving for their retirement – surely collectively they’d deserve to get a bit more than just one minimum wage, wouldn’t they?

              What if the shareholder/institutional investor is not a pension fund, but rather, say, a private equity company the likes of Carlyle or Blackstone?

            • This is where ideas get bogged down in the business of drafting practical laws, so I’m making it up as I go along.

              Pension payments would be exempt tax and the income would be used to insure that all pensioners received the minimum wage (whatever that was in future) plus extra payments based on average earnings plus inflation.

              There would be no financial privileges for owners of capital or property. Their personal earnings would be limited to 10x the minimum wage. Investors would derive prestige, influence and independence from the quality of their investments and the big pile of money that they controlled – but no stupidly conspicuous consumption.

              Same deal for “public/limited/stock/whatever companies (corporations)” the officers would likely get maximum wage and a few perks… but no more.

              All that unspent money would either:

              a) Go back into investments – in prestigious infrastructure or cutting edge technologies, just because we could. People would be encouraged to band together to undertake socially beneficial projects that can currently attempted by people like Bill Gates and the people who founded Amazon. image a ‘kickstarter’ society, where blue sky research would be ubiquitous, and remarkable things could emerge
              b) Be used to raise the minimum wage, and benefit everybody

              Cynics would say that an economy motivated by prestige and play rather than cash payments would not work. However:

              a) Gift economies do work – open source software is an excellent example of this
              b) It would give people a better chance of having an occupation that they could enjoy rather than clustering around whatever was profitable.
              c) we tried “greed is good”, and look where that’s got us. What is it? 90% of the Wealth owned by 1% of the population?

              Granted, it’s a fantasy – but at least it’s a more humane one.

            • MM

              Your society is beginning to look a bit like an amalgam of Socialism and Communism (as in, what these two originally are supposed to be about). Please make sure to leave a comment in the UB once you’ve established your rule, so I can vote for you 🙂

              I am, however, afraid that in the end of the day, the society you’re describing might end up looking just as the world does today, with the majority of the wealth controlled/owned by only a few. Take, for example, Captain Miscavige: In the grand scheme of things, it does not really matter how much “wage” he pays himself. If he were to earn a wage of $500/week (ten times Sea Org salary), he and the organization he controls would still stash away most of the money in places like CST, the IAS Members Trust, etc, leaving nobody the wiser re: min/max wage (should he feel the need for high-value services, he’d just contract them out to non-employees just like he does today). Among some, he would even “derive prestige, influence and independence from the quality of [his] investments and the big pile of money that [he] controlled”, exactly like you said an “investor” would in your society.

              Or as another example, it doesn’t matter how much some billionaire pays themselves as a “wage”, or whether or not they’d be allowed to buy themselves a Football team or a couple of large yachts, as long as they’ll own/control their wealth and will invest it like they want/as they see fit (it is, after all, their wealth, and surely you can’t outlaw freedom/liberty, can you?) .

              The business model I used as “my” company above does already exist (granted, the exact wage amounts I mentioned were made up, but the rest is pretty accurate: from the use of outside contractors instead of employees down to the R&D towards driverless cars with the goal to eventually render obsolete the entire human-operated transportation industry as we know it). It’s not the only company/business model that does/has been doing this kind of stuff (transforming the concept of “employees” into external small businesses competing against one another for contracts), either.

              The root problem, I’m afraid, is not so much the exact amount of min/max “wage” allowed to be paid out to “laborers” vs. “owners”. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for a sufficient minimum wage, and I also find the amount of “wage” some executives receive utterly ridiculous, especially when compared to what it is they’re actually doing/achieving.

              Min/max wage, even when not circumvented like in the above examples, does not significantly influence what you mentioned under c) (“% Wealth owned by % of population”), for Wealth does not equal income or amount of “wage” (how much one receives); it rather equals possession/ownership (how much one owns/controls). The latter is the root problem btw, and as with many “-isms” it’s even right there in the name (Capitalism). Increasing the amount of Wealth owned by a declining number of people is what Capital inherently and inevitably does – it accumulates.

          • Graham

            The British Labour Party’s currently in need of an articulate leader with a clearly stated vision. I’d encourage you to apply for the post.

            • The trouble with visions is that they are too easily transformed into rigid ideologies, and even the good ones need political attack dogs to put them into effect.

              I’ll pass on the Labour party, although I might come back in 5 years to see if they’ve stopped fighting each other yet.

      • beauty for ashes

        Just like Minnesota?

        • Do they? I will consult my advisors.
          Damn… I don’t have any.

          • beauty for ashes

            It is the bane of my existence that I don’t have a personal assistant either.
            **sigh**

  • FredEX2

    No Grant, I don’t hate you at all. I think you are a comedian with a really dry sense of humor. Your pics and antics make me laugh out loud…and that’s good medicine…and great fodder for a Bunker roasting.

    And no, I don’t want what you have. I want MY OWN life back before some BOZO among you mistook me for a potential ‘enemy’ and y’all educated me on the subjects of sheer evil, inhumanity, harassment, assault, terrorizing, wiretapping, invasion of privacy, psych warfare, attempts to frame, black PR, duplicity, false ‘friends’, honeypots, breaking and entering, damaging property, whisper campaigns, surveillance, and breaking apart my family, threats, bodily and mental injury of my youngest son, creating doubts, interfering with career, threats of harm, attempts to damage reputation, and so many other lovely rape & pillage tactics of Fair Game.

  • Liberated

    Whenever I see pics of the Cardones and all their vulgar wealth, I think of Bill and Melinda Gates.
    The Gates actually care about the poor and misbegotten of the world, they’re personally responsible for wiping out malaria and polio from third world countries ( I know those diseases aren’t completely gone) but what a noble effort. They spend their monies without a fanfare or sticking it in our faces, or expecting a big fat bowling trophy to show off.
    What a difference between those two.

    • (((dagobarbz)))

      I think about Trump. I am 100% sure he’d take a selfie licking a gold brick too.

  • (((dagobarbz)))

    They think if they say “Based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard,” it’s not Scientology.
    But it sure the hell is Scientology, because that is all Hubbard taught when not cranking out truly crappy science fiction.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Pete finds so many really cool things on the web. This one isn’t cool, it’s horrifying, and he’s just posted it to SPs R Us on Facebook –

    You are extremely dejected, depressed and unhappy. You look to the future with complete pessimism and lack of hope. You are difficult for your friends and family to be with because you blame other people, situations and things for your melancholy outlook. You see no real reason to live as your life is full of problems and difficulties and that your despondent attitude prevents you from solving.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPsrUS/1037072883027742/?notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1471004313721063

    F5

    • Observer

      Huh…that description sounds like Lafayette himself.

      • Juicer77

        f5

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          That needs its own theme music!

        • Ella Raitch

          awesome gif is awesome – never gets old

    • Juicer77

      I’m glad she saw through that crap and didn’t take it seriously!

    • Graham

      The person this most reminds me of is Slappy Miscavige!

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    KSBW.com – “Santa Cruz mountain estate sold for $6 million to billionaires”

    Video with footage of the estate and interviews with neighbours.

    (Cheers, Pete)

    http://www.ksbw.com/news/santa-cruz-mountain-estate-sold-for-6-million-to-billionaires/41162866

    • Juicer77

      (psst…. emailed you 🙂

    • Libertylover

      I left an innocuous comment about Bob and Trish. Immediately deleted, why even have a comment section?

  • Jgg2012

    Here is an example of what is precisely wrong with Scientology, and why it is not “just another religion.” Imagine a Jewish or Catholic boss pushing his or her religion on employees. It doesn’t happen. In the business world, people come from all religions, but discuss business. I don’t know who is Jewish until a Jewish holiday rolls around and certain people are not at work that day. The Scientology tech is a business, or, as Judge Waldrip said, “primarily commercial”, and it’s pushed on people who are skeptical of that tech.

    • Mockingbird

      I heard of a Christian that would not stop leaving fliers on co-workers cars. He was asked to stop, then warned repeatedly, then fired.

    • Scott H

      I would replace primarily with completely.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    This is nice for Bunkerites with OCD – F5

    • Yes! please don’t change that.. makes me nervous.

  • nottrue

    He knows how to run things because he was a Pharaoh in a past life….

    • Putting hooks up his nose to pull his brains out would be a waste of time.

      • jazzlover

        He’s already got his own stay-at-home Hoover for that.

    • Mockingbird

      Odd how so few Scientology cult members were ditch diggers or housewives. No farmers ? At one point about half of our population was farmers. They somehow never become Scientologists and go over lifetime after lifetime of shoveling manure and feeding horses. Planting crops for thousands of hours in auditing just never makes it.

      I think both the Scientologists and auditors would walk away bored to death.

      • FredEX2

        I know right? They all have to have been someone famous or historical. Like about 12 Scientologists were all George Washington and Ben Franklin. I think there’s one tho that definitely was Hitler. 🤓

        • Mockingbird

          I was disturbed to read accounts of Sea Org members who recalled being Nazis ! And obviously an experienced auditor has met a dozen Jesuses and a hundred Alexanders.

          Many people in my opinion project the historical figures they have deep emotional associations with.

          Since there are millions of Christians they feel a deep connection to Christ.

          If they knew hundreds of Scientologists recall this identity they would realize that something odd is going on.

          I have known auditors who gave up auditing entirely. They must conclude that most of what they audit never occurred after a while.

          • Scott H

            Excellent point. Just how in the hell can a Kool-Aid drinking auditor deal with this past life bullshit if everyone has similar whole tracks?

            • Mockingbird

              Hubbard way down the training in the OT materials explained this but the auditors in Class V orgs don’t get trained in the OT levels until the BC and class VIII course. So the auditors know after a couple years that they are running bullshit. The BC is class VI and most auditors don’t make it to that. Now I believe the BC isn’t even delivered anymore.

              Then the auditors lose enthusiasm as they may figure out auditing fools the victim. They may even rarely figure out it uses hypnosis and has suggestions in Hubbard’s doctrine plus authority as the altitude Hubbard required plus the imagination of the victim in the incidents recalled.

              If you ever saw hypnotism is suggestion plus imagination and understand transference runs the whole thing then you realize auditing is misleading. It produces fake knowledge, at least some of the time, so the auditor is leading a victim on a treadmill to oblivion, a very expensive treadmill but it’s not something the victim is meant to discover.

              By whatever name it’s called a mechanism of influence exists which has transference plus suggestion plus the imagination of the victim equals influence. You can call it hypnosis or cognitive restructuring with sublime writing or other names in psychology.

              My point is some auditors from reading the early research and discovery volumes, particularly one and two, and hearing early tapes like the PDC can realize Hubbard used hypnosis and that the fake memories can be a product of hypnosis as a simple explanation.

              I would be fascinated to interview dozens of auditors that reach this conclusion and quit. Their various perspectives could be very informative. Both regarding them as ex cult members and different perspectives on the auditing from auditors.

            • Scott H

              Carl Jung was very suspicious of “recovered memories” for the very same reasons you listed above. In Jung’s opinion the recovered memories were unduly influenced by therapeutic guidance – whether intentional or not – or were outright falsehoods and he abandoned it in later years.

            • Mockingbird

              I know little about Jung himself but concur. Elizabeth Loftus has great research I often refer to.

      • Draco

        I was a farmer!! Back in the days of the Black Plague ;P

        • Mockingbird

          Finally ! Did you spend hour after hour recalling planting crops and milking cows !?

          • Draco

            Haha! No – I rambled on about mud and how frigging cold it was. England back in the day before sanitation was a thing 🙂 and central heating was a thing too far in the future.

    • Observer
    • Observer

      King Butt

    • DoveAlexa

      Dickhole looks like he’s about to challenge me to a game of YuGiOh. Someone go find an 8 year old to beat him.

    • FredEX2

      If Grant was a Pharoah …then maybe this was Elena in a past life?
      F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/763fe89a3c9e63fea430c161dc124bec1a2aa69f36f3fecd3c687a4a71eb228c.jpg

    • beauty for ashes

      He looks like he’s about to try doing some magic tricks.

  • Observer

    Meanwhile, Mappin continues to enlighten the unenlightened degraded being masses…

    F5

    • jazzlover

      Otherwise known as “Unenlightening the lightened – the Trump Way”.

    • Newiga

      It’s official. Only the douchiest douchebags remain in Scientology… >_< OK…. I kid but….. jeeesh!!!

    • beauty for ashes

      No more Trump!!!!!! **brain short circuits, and smoke rises out of head** I just can’t listen to him anymore!

  • MrsLurksALot

    Hello again. Quick pop in on my lunch break. This it O/T, but we were joking here a couple of days ago about men’s scycronized swimming and why it wasn’t in the Olympics. Well, looks like there is a team in training….f5 for the link……http://youtu.be/_PlrNLhyFCI

    This cracked me up, had to share it with you guys. Gotta go, work (ugh) beckons.

    • Juicer77

      The crossing of the Delaware! XD

      • MrsLurksALot

        Dontcha love it?

        • Juicer77

          Totally doing that at the next pool party!

          • MrsLurksALot

            Video documentation is required, ya know. 😉

            • Juicer77

              Oh, dear…

            • MrsLurksALot

              Yeah, get ready. We are now all waiting to see it……..okay, I’m really out of here now. Sigh…..

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Funny!

    • FredEX2

      Hahaha! Funny video! I love all the laughter on the Bunker today.

  • Chris Mann

    How does he come across as such a douche in every picture? You would think maybe there would be a group shot, or one from the side he didn’t know he was in where he looked human, but no, every time, major douche.

    He may be the most douchey person I have ever seen. He’s just so arrogant and condescending. In my experience, people like that are always criminal, or borderline criminal. I think you start acting like that when you screw over other people.

    And, no Grant, I’m not a “hater” who wants what you have. If I thought I had what you have I would go to the doctor for some antibiotics.

  • Silence of the Clams

    I’m stunned. Cordone doing something illegal. Who could have seen that one coming?

    Sadly, some other Whittemore in the judiciary will come up with some spineless reasoning not to do anything about it.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Can you imagine the oily conversation between these two hucksters? ACK!
    (refresh)

    • Observer

      gack!

      • In the UK the two fingers gesture means, “Fuck Off!” I wish he would.

        • Draco

          Here too. And me too.

        • beauty for ashes

          LOL, he is way too self absorbed to have learned that that means something rude in other countries. Or probably to care for that matter.

    • Simi Valley

      “You scratch my balls and I’ll scratch your balls”?

  • Juicer77

    How did I miss this? Manatee Mating Ball Stops Traffic In Florida

    http://jezebel.com/manatee-mating-ball-stops-traffic-in-florida-1785161583
    XD

    • FredEX2

      Seems like the males of every species act the same when a sexy girl is around…😀

    • I knew that!

  • Observer

    Grant should have hired this one–she wouldn’t have filed an EEOC complaint!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4_JbVh-VOH4

    • DoveAlexa

      So she’s also playing the ‘I can scam you but you can’t scam me’ game with them?

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Betcha Princess Joy Villa thought that pitching her production company filmed with a smartphone in a crowded restaurant was a genius idea.

  • George Layton

    F5

    • JaxNGold

      The Sharpie eyebrows on the wife are just too much to bear.

      • Observer

        Why do they wrap around the sides of her head?

        • OOkpik

          Nip and Tuck were drunk that day.

        • April

          They remind me of handlebars.

        • Graham

          The first stages of morphing into a Ferengi.

    • Elegant Mess

      Ah, I see someone discovered the “smooth” feature on FaceTune.

  • Grant Cardone embodies everything that I dislike in a person. Do I hate him? No. However I did report him to the Miami PD for throwing a lit firework off a balcony into a parking lot on a YouTube video. The video was removed within hours. Grant Cardone you are an utter twat. Money isn’t everything. Body thetans, obviously are.

    • Libertylover

      Pete, I’m guessing the Miami PD did nothing, despite compelling video evidence.
      “Fireworks Laws in Florida
      Florida law prohibits any fireworks that fly through the air or explode-such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars-for recreational use. But according to state law, if they are used to scare off birds from farms or fish hatcheries, the explosives are fair game.”

      • Graham

        But… but… I thought fair game had been cancelled?

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    https://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/scientology-colon-blow.png?w=503&h=320

    “If you’re stuck on the toilet, then surely you’ll be stuck on your Bridge as well,” declared Dr. Juan Diego San Kool de Menthol, New OTVIII, three L’s completions, OEC/FEBC with gold star, and Clearwater’s leading colon cleaning expert.

    “Itsa technical fact that constipation will leave the Scientologist unsessionable. The only answer is my patented and RTC-approved Scientology Super Purification Colon Cleanser! This product is guaranteed to instantly blow all stops and withholds in the colon.

    “Moreover, this product is so good that it actually handles constipation on the wholetrack! All past life constipation engrams are *POW!* gone! At only $1,259.95 for a two-week supply, this miraculous all natural herbal treatment will bring about relief from even the most obdurate constipation.

    “As can be seen in the before and after photos below, this global ecclesiastical leader was severely constipated, bloated, flatulent and was always stuck in a suppressive valence as a result. Although his staff would not tell him for fear of being beaten or struck about their heads, the leader’s chronic flatulence was far worse than the stench of the portable toilets at a NASCAR race on a hot summer day.

    https://otviiisgrrr8.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/scientology-colon-blow-1.png?w=500

    “Whereupon, after one treatment of Scientology Super Purification Colon Cleanser, this global ecclesiastical leader became uptone and happy. His pants fit better and gone are the embarrassing skid-marks
    in his pantaloons that had so bedeviled him. You too can have these same miracle results. Order today and receive a free copy of my booklet Super Power Colon Clearing for Clears!”

    • And we need Mark’s comment to go with it F5

      • Scott H

        Fiber my friend. Just sayin…..

      • Dave Reams

        Obviously a faked photograph! The give away is the roll of toilet paper.

        • Scott H

          True since DM uses the hand-beaten skins of unicorns and pixies.

        • beauty for ashes

          And the missing apple box under his feet.

    • Draco

      I object! This is blatant false advertising!!!!
      There is not enough Colon Cleanser in this UNIVERSE to clear the shit out of said Ecclesiastical Leader! He is full of shit, has always been full of shit, and will always be full of shit!
      That’s all.

      • beauty for ashes

        I think you are right, but for short periods of time he may be less full of shit, and that is ecclesiastical. You are missing what Hubbard wrote about being less full of shit. 😉

    • Graham

      Is this sponsored by ‘Impact’ magazine?

    • beauty for ashes

      wait.. where do you put it? ****terrible terrible giggles*****

  • Jimmy3

  • OOkpik

    Putting a little Crazy Glue on Cardone’s gold brick would be rather entertaining.

  • Simi Valley

    Xander in CW enlightening the clams about Ron Miscavige’s book and generally spreading entheta.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxOVoADCls4

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Is it just me or are the Sea Orgers looking especially dejected and defeated?

      I haven’t seen DX video in a few months and it seems to me that little air of arrogant confidence they once had is now gone. Strikingly so.

      • Draco

        I have noticed it too. It was very obvious at the Atlanta Idle org opening. The spirit of play is definitely waning.

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          But, gotta love the young woman public (?) at 2:56. Seems to have taken the Helena Kobrin death-stare course. lol

          • Graham

            Hey, at least she had the courage to look at Xander. She was the only one. All the others were too chicken-shit scared to even look at him. Were they scared they might ‘lose their eternity’ I wonder, or just frightened of expensive sec checks if they risked even minimal engagement? Pathetic either way.

    • Juicer77

      Plant those seeds of doubt…

      • DoveAlexa

        General question: what if you just asked the Sea Ogre’s if they feel safe? Like do they feel like Sci has made them feel safety and security, or that it’s protecting them? Or do they feel threatened and afraid all the time, especially of other Scientologist?
        Maybe bring up regging or 2pm Thursday, followed by asking them the last time they felt calm and like they weren’t under pressure.

        • Liberated

          Maybe ask them if they’ve stopped having migraines yet or how many hours of sleep they had last week?
          Reminded me of “1984” they’re getting off the SO bus all dressed exactly alike and marching into the building like drones, very unhappy drones!
          That’s not exactly what I think of as a free being.

        • Juicer77

          Hard to say. “Safe” is a relative term. For those who have been in since they were very young, the outside world is a scary, unknown place. The pressures and stress of life in the Sea Argh might seem the lesser of two evils. Even the fear and threats of other Scientologists are part of daily life, and to be expected, as horrible as that seems. I’m sure that even 2nd and 3rd generation $cis get the feeling, deep down, that something is wrong with the way they are living. But is that feeling enough to make them leave everything they’ve known for world they’ve been taught is evil?

  • flyonthewall

    you guys hear a weird low humming noise? It’s like brrrrrrrrr all quiet like

    • Observer

      Maybe the hamster wheel in your head needs oil

      • flyonthewall

        ha ha very funny

        Seriously, that was very humorous and I chuckled outloud

    • Juicer77

      Sorry – I purr when I’ve had some cider…

  • Kim O’Brien

    Am i the only one waiting with excitement to see the photo of Monkey with a naked face ?? 🙂 I thought he was shaving today ?

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      *hearsays “monkey with a naked face”*

      Orchids.

      • Kim O’Brien

        our very own ScnMonkey …here at the old Bunker , was supposed to shave off his beard and post a photo of his wonderful British face 😉 …

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          Aaaaaaahhhhhh!

          I knew you wouldn’t refer to orchids without mentionning a weed-eater.

          😉
          *read as playful jest*

    • flyonthewall

      He did. Took some video too. Be warned, it gets kinda weird

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9pCjxTHlw&t=1m0s

      • Kim O’Brien

        holy crap ..is that Bob Geldof ???!!!

        jesus christ , i am old . Last time i saw this …i was tripping my balls off

        • flyonthewall

          pretty sure when it was out they would eject you from the theater if you weren’t tripping balls

      • Jimmy3

        I heard that’s based on a true story. They were having dinner one night, and Syd Barrett gets up and leaves without saying anything… Then he comes back some time later with his eyebrows shaved off. Just keeps eating.

        • flyonthewall

          i did not hear that but it sounds legit for real

    • Juicer77

      Been there, saw that! f5

      • Kim O’Brien

        LOVE !!!!!!!!

        Juicer , you look so much like my cousin …it is amazing .

        • Juicer77

          Everybody tells me I look like someone they know. It’s so funny!

          • Kim O’Brien

            Refresh ….but i think my cousin is your twin

            • Juicer77

              We share a chin, that’s for sure. XD

            • Kim O’Brien

              you are both beautiful

            • Juicer77

              Aw shucks! *blushes*

      • TexasBroad

        Great pic!!!

      • Dibythesea

        Love it!

      • gtsix

        Gorgeous Juice. Wow.

        • Juicer77

          xoxo 😉

      • beauty for ashes

        I love that you look like you are up to something!!!

    • $cnmonkeyrob$

      Hi Kim… yes–it has just occurred, here are before and after shots…F5/Refresh

      • Dibythesea

        Wow! Very nice:)

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Thank you Di, always feels a bit peculiar after a shave–not done yet though… going to have a wet shave tomorrow as well to get rid of the stubble 🙂

      • beauty for ashes

        What a sweet face!!!!!! Adorable either way. 🙂

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Thank you, beauty 🙂

          • beauty for ashes

            You have a kindness that you radiate. I’m sure people have told you that before, but I like giving compliments, it makes me happy.

      • EnthralledObserver

        🙂 What a difference a bit of hair removal makes.

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Thank you EnthralledObserver 🙂

      • TheMirrorThetan

        Monkey is a cutie with or without beard. 🙂

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Thank you, TheMirrorThetan 🙂 *blushing*

  • Todd Tomorrow

    ““They are sneaky. They call it the L. Ron Hubbard training, but…”, come on that’s not very sneaky.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    There once was a tosser named Grant
    Who believed his own stupid cant
    This clown does not know
    That it’s now time to blow
    Hubbard’s lies are but an implant

    Comes from Lake Charles in Louisiana
    Thinks the world should shout “Hosannah”
    His brain cells are scant,
    He is dumb as a plant
    And crooked as an overripe banana

    Way down South in old Miami
    Grant and Elena are so jammy
    He’ll shill the con
    If he hires you on
    With results distinctly clammy

    • Mockingbird

      Plants and bananas don’t appreciate being compared to Grant elder abuse Cardone !

  • nottrue

    • April

      And with really expensive cigars, they’re demonstrating that they’re so rich that they can literally burn money.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    I posted this yesterday but in light of his employees’ claims, I gave it another look. Nope, this unhinged guy is definitely not someone I would want as my employer. Maybe he could try for for an insanity defense…

    https://www.facebook.com/grantcardonefan/videos/vb.236959743562/10154319782943563/?type=2&theater

    • flyonthewall

      i wish i could upvote this 100x

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        While wearing your 10X socks! LOL

        • flyonthewall

          it’s scary and gives me the willies

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            He is scary. No joke – his voice reminds me of Manson. I can’t imagine anyone uploading something like this for the world to see. Probably an insight into what we could find in his “confidential” CO$ folders :O

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      Vaquera was right to say that it’s a troubling watch with his wife’s safety in mind.

      He basically lumps professional, relationship and gub’mint issues as one coordinated antagonistic entity.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Yeah, it makes me wonder why his last marriage only lasted a year.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      That’s really upset me.

    • Draco

      That’s disturbing. And the twat still hasn’t learned to video in landscape mode.

    • Qbird

      Goes well with this one: https://youtu.be/UDRYRQ2KE48

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Egads!

  • thetastic

    Lovely that one of the things that Grant “has” in that stupid poster is Elena. What a surprise that he advertises that his trophy wife is a possession, rather than a person.
    I associate Grant Cardone’s face with the taste of bile rising in the back of the throat.

    • Observer

      Elena sometimes looks distressed in pics, as in this one.

      F5

      • DoveAlexa

        D: Holy shit! Red alert, Captain, spousal abuse off the bow!

      • Draco

        Wow. That is an interesting pic. She looks like she has been crying. And that’s more a grimace than a smile. That looks like a post regging pic where all the staff line up to applaud the $1,000,000 donation he just made to the IAS, which she fought against for 4 hours or so. He loves the applause and (false) adulation he is getting; she is wondering how the fuck they are going to pay the mortgage that month.

      • OOkpik

        If she’s trying to look fierce, FLUNK!!!!!!!

        • FredEX2

          Yes, kinda like this emoji
          ‘ 😬 ‘

  • J. Swift

    The Reverend Doctor Alfreddie Johnson — whose ordination and doctorate are of presently unknown origin — is promoting himself as a “Spiritual Tycoon.” Does this mean he is rich in spirit and low on cash? He is also promoting himself, David Miscavige, Jim and Fu Mei Mathers, Tony Mohammed, and a gentleman whose name is unknown at this writing, as “Freedom Fighters.” Of course, this begs the question: Freedom Fighters or Psycho-Terrorists?

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/sadhu77/AJ.1.png

    • Mockingbird

      Remember when George Carlin dared ask if firefighters fight fires and crimefighters fight crime what do freedom fighters fight ?

      How can one be a spiritual tycoon ? Is he wealthy in spirituality ? Is he just a tycoon and into spiritual stuff too ?

    • Mockingbird

      Is spiritual tycoon double speak for morally bankrupt ?

      • beauty for ashes

        Will prey on you spiritually to get your money. Prays often and LOUD to distract you.

        • Mockingbird

          Oh no !

    • OOkpik

      Miscavige referred to as merely one of “two others”. Ouch! 😀

    • Observer

      Looks like Alfrauddie and Captain Miscavige both have death grips on their wallets.

      • Mockingbird

        Ecclesiastical wallets ! 😂😂😂😂😂

        • Draco

          Ecclesiastical wallies!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I’d love to see Alfrauddie’s monthly commission check.

    • April

      I’m thinking perhaps “Spiritual Tycoon” has something to do with the (morally bankrupt) prosperity gospel?

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

  • TexasBroad

    Cardone….For all the times a link to it has been posted, I watched the mom video for the first time today. I don’t have words. I’ve spent some time on Cardone’s various FB pages and his websites and he has quite a devoted, admiring and enthusiastic following. Mostly young, early to mid 20-something-salespeople ready to take on the world. I remember that time of my life. I wasn’t in sales, but many friends my age were making ridiculous amounts of money selling computers and electronics and appliances- I’m talking early 1980s. A couple of guys rented a ridiculously luxurious furnished lakefront apartment where we all partied like rockstars. From what I remember, I had a really good time. After that, we all grew up, some to live successful lives (financially and/or otherwise) and some less so. But we all grew out of the “haters gonna hate” phase. We matured past the facade of success and figured out what was important – those of us who did go on to achieve significant financial success grew out of the flaunting of it. Cardone is a man-boy. How can someone who (I presume) genuinely believes he is an ancient thetan, be so vacuous and one-dimensional? How many people has this man sucked into his “religion” from his position as an employer? I hope the EEOC allows further litigation.
    I had lunch with Dibythesea today and miss all you lovely people we met and look forward to meeting those we have yet to meet. Can’t wait to see a pic of clean-shaven Monkey.
    Synchronized swimming…. please, please take the time to watch this. You won’t be disappointed.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhgSNPiox_0
    EDITED to clarify: Cardone-Is-A-Dick-To-His-Mom video is linked somewhere below in the comments or searchable on YouTube. (I haven’t done it, but it might be interesting to see how many videos show up by searching “Cardone is a Dick” — Anyway, my link is a skit of 5th grade boys pretending to synchronize swim and if you haven’t seen it, take the time….hilarious!

    • Mockingbird

      I wish all his supporters could see that video. It’s like Cardone’s version of the affirmations.

    • Vaquera

      Still haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it.

      • TexasBroad

        Don’t then. I wish I hadn’t. I truly didn’t bother because I thought it was probably something just easy to make fun of and that it wasn’t really that telling or relevant. I was wrong – it was very telling and people’s reactions were in no way too strong. Bad enough to DO what they did to their mom, worse to film it, incomprehensible to post it.

        • HillieOnTheBeach

          Texas, would you please edit to mention that you changed the link to the video.

          Vaquera and Mockingbird clearly refer to one of Cardone’s videos with his mother, but the one now linked is absolutely adorable. It’s awkward to respond.

          • TexasBroad

            Yes…I changed course at the end. Good advice – I edited to reflect.

      • Draco

        I watched it – tears of anger and pity for his mom. It is deeply unsettling.

      • gtsix

        Don’t. Just don’t.

        • Vaquera

          Won’t

    • Dibythesea

      Hey Bunkerues! Here is a pic from lunch today with TexasBroad.
      Need flip tech. SMH

      • Vaquera

        Here you go. f5
        ¿Donde?

        • Dibythesea

          Thank you Vaquera!

          • Vaquera

            Where did you lunch, or is that a secret?

            • Dibythesea

              We always go to Carrabba’s. Yummy food

            • Vaquera

              Pasta Weezie! OMG, such a belly bomb! So heavy that it upsets my tummy every time, but so damn good that I have to have it once a year. And now I’m craving it…

            • Dibythesea

              We like the Parmesan crusted chicken with lemon vinaigrette.

            • Vaquera

              Yeah, but that doesn’t come with 89 grams of fat per serving…Score!!

            • beauty for ashes

              I had that for my birthday at the server’s recommendation. I quite agree. I do miss their toasted goat cheese salad with grilled veggies that is not on the menu anymore. It’s hard to find good food when I don’t want to eat meat around here!

    • $cnmonkeyrob$

      Hi TexasBroad and Dibythesea–time to shave the monkey…Before (F5/Refresh):

      • TexasBroad

        Hi Monkey!! Waiting for AFTER!

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          No problem… one shaved monkey 🙂 (plus assorted facial detritus!)After (F5/Refresh):

          • Vaquera

            Hello handsome!

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Hi Vaquera, glad you like it 🙂

            • Vaquera

              🙂 right back atcha’!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            What a difference. I may not have recognised you, to be honest.

            How does it feel?

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Different… I was quite enjoying stroking my beard [and trying to look intelligent!]… (but it’ll be back in six weeks, so it’s not a problem… )… and there is another thing, when monkey eats spicy food (for example) he sweats a fair bit–which means that the beard starts to resemble a furry raincloud… not a good look![ETA]

          • Ha ha… It takes time to get use to it… But not bad 🙂

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Thanks Dice–it’ll be back in a few weeks 🙂

          • Kim O’Brien

            FACE !!!! Oh …kisses on your cheeks !!!!SO CUTE

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              *bristly kisses back* Thank you Kim, sorry I kept you waiting 😉

          • TexasBroad

            You look great! — I love After! (In fairness, I loved before too…).

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Thanks Texas–I’m going to run out of blush at this rate! 🙂

          • OOkpik

            Cute, no matter how you cut it!

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Aaaw, thank you OOkpik *blushes*

          • Bavarian Rage

            Lookin’ good, Monkey!

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Thank you Bavarian 🙂

          • flyonthewall

            plant the hair and a new monkey will grow. It’s true, believe me believe me

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              God… I hope not… one of me’s bad enough 🙂

            • flyonthewall

              why’d you do it, just curious? That’s why I shaved mine off once. Never again!

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Long story, but from time to time, I like to go for the preppy look! (I wasn’t able to grow a convincing beard for years… about 25 of them! It’s only been in the past five or so years that anything convincing has emerged from my face… and even then it goes through phases… blonde… ginger… and finally mousy brown 🙂 )

            • Robert Eckert

              When I was 14 and at military school, I was forced to shave although I had only the barest peach fuzz. I hated it, and when at 15 I left that place I determined that I was simply never going to shave (didn’t cut my hair for several years either).

          • flyonthewall

            businessman look is good on you. Some people say dress for success, I say shave for success. That is why I am not successful.

            eta – Maybe I should take my own advice?

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Success shouldn’t be measured on a Cardone/pogonophobic conventional standards… be different… be brilliant… be fly 😉

            • flyonthewall

              I learned a new word today – pogonophobic!

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              One of my faves… my dad’s completely pogonophobic… (and I’m going to see my parents for ten days… there, you have it… the real shaving reason–shhhh! Don’t tell anyone 🙂 )

          • MaxSpaceman

            Yikes !!

          • Ella Raitch

            Hey girls!

            (find any missing subbuteo players in there?)

          • Ninara Poll

            <3

          • Qbird

            sweet. 🙂

    • Ella Raitch

      Miss my boys at that age….all bravado

  • Todd Tomorrow

    This is the only time I’m glad it is able to call itself a fucking religion.

  • Mockingbird

    Someone on the radio announced a clam that lives for five hundred years ! So for longevity Hubbard was on the right track ! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Kinda voids the billion year contract.

      • Mockingbird

        Come back over and over for five hundred years at a time.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking? Haven’t these folks heard about the Dina Tylevich saga? SMH
    (refresh)

    • Simi Valley

      The cult does a good job pretending that it doesn’t engage in human trafficking.

    • Rasha

      Is it wrong that when I read “You are invited”, I think of Alex Delarge?

    • Bavarian Rage

      “Like minded individuals”? HA!!!

  • Todd Tomorrow

    OT(as usual) One of my good friend’s was left after a two year relationship with a handsome E.R. Dr. The good Dr. went to a meeting of, The Way and soon started going several times a week. He tried to talk my buddy into going with him but he wasn’t interested. The next day he was asked to leave their condo, unless he started to attend these meetings. It was strange how quickly he was bothering all his friend’s to attend these meetings. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley it just seems to be growing. Anybody had experience with these people? I didn’t think it was so full of God nonsense. I’m thinking of infiltrating a local chapter to see how cult like it really is.

    • DoveAlexa

      Don’t go alone D:
      Don’t go at all…..

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I didn’t plan to go alone or even in my own car.

    • Draco

      “The Way is a unique venture in the study and practical application of the Bible. We are dedicated to setting before people the astonishing accuracy and practicality of God’s Word and letting people decide for themselves whether or not to believe it or use it.”

      Now why does that sound vaguely familiar?
      And yes, it appears to be all about God nonsense.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        All of it says that this is all it is but according to my friend there is business aspect to it and aggressive aspects when it comes to bring more people in.

    • Frodis73

      If you do go check it out, and I would love to hear about it, don’t go alone!

    • They don’t have Disconnection. They have Mark and Avoid.

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

      • Todd Tomorrow

        You’d think a gay Dr. would look to see what they think about homosexuals. But just like the clam’s they’ll take anybody’s quid. I don’t remember hearing him becoming straight after he tossed his boyfriend basically onto the street.

  • I swore I wouldn’t do this, but… before I get censored, it really is an uncooked vegetarian sausage, and not anything to do with Dr. Kool de Menthol’s ‘Scientology Super Purification Colon Cleanser’, pacé OTVIIIisGrrr8!… (Remember: vulgarity is purely in the eye of the beholder):

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    If I ever have emotional problems, I sure won’t seek advice from someone who tastes air…
    (refresh)

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Here is another post by the same auditor. Can you imagine if a psychologist said something like this? 🙁
      (refresh)

      • Rasha

        Awesome! Okay, let’s sit down in a controlled, monitored environment, with proper recording instruments that are agreed upon by scientists and technicians, and record this phenomenon, proving once and for all L. Ron Hubbard’s great achievement in the advancement of the human race! YAY!!!!!!

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          I bet she knew you were going to say that 😉

          • Rasha

            Haha! I expect that, for someone who thinks popsicles make a great meal, the response would be… “huh?”, but hey – this could change the entire world!

            • Jimmy3

              That’s actually the smartest thing a scientologist has ever said… Popsicles do make a great meal. Prove me wrong.

            • Rasha

              Ok.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Those LRH kool-aid popsicles are a helluva drug!

      • Scott H

        uhhh….no Miss Auditor, that’s not what happened. You were not in future time, what you are describing is a form of confirmation bias, hearing only what you expected to hear. Try again.

      • beauty for ashes

        I get kind of wifty if I haven’t eaten enough too! I don’t usually think I’m in future time/space. I sometimes do think everything including me is funnier!

  • I wonder if Grant Googles himself and sees these search results.

    • Inevitably. The question is how does he rationalise them away (as he evidently does).

      • Snippy_X

        Same as Trump. Any attention at all will feed a shameless soulless Narcissist.

      • iampissed

        Google Grant Cardone mother huff post and you will have your answer.
        Can’t believe he writes for huff post

    • OOkpik

      One thing Grant can’t afford is to see himself as others see him.

    • Ella Raitch

      He does, and puts it straight in “h8ers gonna h8” burn book

  • Snippy_X
    • Snippy_X
      • FredEX2

        Where are the guys in white coats with a straight-jacket? CrayZier than a complete loon.

      • iampissed

        I sure cant

      • beauty for ashes

        Can we please make this a Trump free zone? He’s literally everywhere else.

        • Rasha

          …who?

          • beauty for ashes

            Right? Let’s go jump on a trampoline and try to hit balloons with our staple guns! Been watching olympic trampoline and getting ideas!

            • Rasha

              Rasha like!

        • Snippy_X

          Generally speaking, sure, I agree, but when he goes full Hubtard, he’s getting a spot here, for historical purposes.

          • beauty for ashes

            Frankly though he isn’t L Ron Hubbard. I appreciate where you are coming from though. The comparison has been made already, and to me at least it feels like we are beating a dead horse. If I want Trump news I can look five degrees in any direction and be shocked scared and disturbed. You know what I mean Snippy? I hate sounding like I want to censor your viewpoint when I really just want to consider what I am saying and feeling as well. I know you are coming from a good place too. <3

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Cardone, Miscavige, and company are dinosaurs pretending they are not extinct. They operate with cavalier disregard for labor laws, and preach to an audience that is shrinking daily. Millenials have made it pretty clear that they prefer the likes of a Bernie Sanders over a Donald Trump, yet Cardone et al don’t appear to understand that millennials consider them Trump-like old farts. Sometime soon, Cardone is going to have a “yuge” mid-life crisis and realize 30 years too late that he is no longer an adolescent. He will probably dump his wife and Miscavige and show up in Las Vegas with a new, young, trophy wife, and a fat cigar hanging out of his mouth. At the end of the day, Cardone, Miscavige, and their associates, are simply rapidly aging cliches with a rapidly shrinking audience.

  • Observer

    Apologies in advance.

    ETA: It’s kind of a sloppy job, but I was too lazy to be precise.

    F5

    • JJ

      EEEwwww! Is there a hole in the back where the pot liquor oozes out?

      • Observer

        Nope, just the pomade.

    • beauty for ashes

      Now ain’t that the truth!

    • Jimmy3

      I tried to scratch it off my screen, but it’s *in* the screen!!!

    • Illinoisian

    • Bavarian Rage

      That’s what I was waiting for!

    • TexasBroad

      The original: Grant Cordone revering and flaunting something he pretends to be valuable when in reality the thing is just a shiny fake, having no value.
      The shoop: The EXACT same thing!
      When satire is this perfect, it is a thing of beauty…no matter how revolting. I applaud you.

    • flyonthewall

      someone should tweet this to him. I would but he blocked me

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Sent you an email but will be logging offline soon so if I don’t get back to you tonight I will in the AM. 🙂

    • TheMirrorThetan

      I didn’t think it was possible to make this pic any Ickier…So congrats, Obs. 🙂

    • Supper Powers

      There is no other image that so accurately sums up WISE.

  • I bet owners of WISE companies pushing Scientology on employees just can’t understand what’s wrong and why they shouldn’t do it. Even after warned or sued, I bet they immediately try again to walk into the wall that only they can’t see.

    https://cdn1.cdnme.se/3872721/9-3/a-girl-walking-into-a-glass-door_55e48305ddf2b3059b2504ef.jpg

    • beauty for ashes

      This post made me really think. What would it take to discipline someone like Cardone? Actual jail time and large financial penalties? Or would their hustle just get more slippery and slimey?

      • Ever tried to push over a rapidly spinning gyroscope?

        Hubnosis: The ability to not-see obvious things in front of them.

        • beauty for ashes

          Or is he just as my mom would say a ” sheister”? lol

    • beauty for ashes

      What a waste!

    • Kim O’Brien

      look at all of those great parking spaces …just sitting there ..

    • Jo

      Can’t see any bodies. Looking like a ghost town.

    • Rasha

      THE ENERGY!!!

    • randomity

      looks like a nice place for quiet contemplation.

    • Not much action in Ingress. I wonder if Pokemon Go has a “Service Monkey Gym”?
      ..

    • Harpoona Frittata

      “We’ll be going live here at Potemkin Village Productions any day now. And when we do, we’ll be belting out uninterrupted programming, 24/7, on the ClearThetaClear band! Only those who’ve reached OT3 or higher (and not had OT status rescinded for being a damn SP) will be able pick up the broadcast frequency…so, take that you base enturbulators, you body thetan fluffers, you deranged and oddly costumed Angelenos…you, you (sputter, sputter)”

  • Jo

    Grant looks slimy, wife looks deranged.

    • Snippy_X

      other way around, i think.

  • TexasBroad

    I have to leave for awhile, but just wanted to say…
    I am so glad that “time to shave the monkey” meant exactly that and wasn’t a euphemism for something I wasn’t prepared to see when I refreshed.

    • Jimmy3

      The night is young… There are more monkeys to be shaved.

      • Rasha

        …and shocked.

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          *hides*

          • Rasha

            “to life”, according to the song. Just hold these cans……

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              *takes cans*Ok… will there be a charge?…

            • Rasha

              (distractedly fiddles with dials…..) ….ohhhh, yes….. Here we go…….

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              *worriedly looks at dial fiddling*Is everything ok? Is there anything important I should know?…

            • Rasha

              FLUNK! Start again.

            • Rasha

              …new at this. Sorry.

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Start what again… I’m confused… and not a little bit perturbed… what does ‘flunk’ mean–and was it really necessary to shout it… what’s happening… please, leave my wallet alone…

            • Rasha

              RUN! Run around this pole! …for some reason! (flips through wallet) …keep going! … Buy this CD! Go up the Bri–…. hmmm… ya know what? Screwit.

              (hands Monkey his intact wallet) Here. Have a Bunker beer. -.^

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Guess all you found were the monkeyDollars (not accepted at any retail location) and my Discovery card…… ta for the beer ;)F5/Refresh

            • Rasha

              ^_^ There ya go!! OMX! Rasha’s famous now!!!!

            • Rasha

              Does that bottle really have a USB port?

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Yes…… yes, it does… it measures my units and tells me when I’m a drunken monkey *hic*

            • It just goes on forever…

            • Supper Powers

              I wake up and find this. Laugh! Saved.

    • flyonthewall

      maybe when he’s done shaving we can shock the monkey? Zap

    • Jo

      Not sure what that means, but happy to to see u.

      • TexasBroad

        Thanks Jo.
        ScnMonkey shaved his beard…looks great.

        • OOkpik

          Monkey Before and After

          • flyonthewall

            this was my initial reaction. f5 But now I’m use to it and am ok with it.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Used to it. Not ‘use to it’. See, we all make mistakes.

          • MaxSpaceman

            Yikes !!

            🙂

          • gtsix

            Is monkey english?

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Yes–HowdyCon really was a mission (although Johnny Tank came further) 🙂

            • gtsix

              See… that damn beard had me thinking you were a were a scandy…. but clean shaven… you look like you’d correct my pronunciations. One one side a warrior, on the other a professor of diction. One hell of a disguise.

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              … and it only takes a few weeks to go from Professor of Advanced Incoherent Apologies to Viking Raider that gives no quarter… definitely has its uses 🙂

            • gtsix

              Yeah… when I have a beard it is a very different thing.

            • Kim O’Brien

              Viking Raider that gives no quarter

              dammit i love the British. The Bards first Folio is on exhibit at the University of Colorado in Boulder …about 45 min’s from me . I can’t wait to see it . To stand in front of it …the pages are open to Hamlet . I might cry

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              *blushing* thank you Kim :)It is a very… emotional experience (but monkey is evil… always wanting to reach through the protective glass, pick the folio up and be able to read it properly… handling it and turning the pages… )F5/Refresh

            • Ella Raitch

              Is monkey more evil with or without the beard. I get the viking raider slash and burn monkey tendencies, but clean-shaven monkey looks like butter wouldn’t melt….

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              Ooooo… definitely without… when monkey looks like butter wouldn’t melt (currently… *angelic smile*) he’s automatically excluded from the “Who the hell did that” calculations on the basis of “he wouldn’t do a thing like that… he’s the good one”The best camouflage monkey’s ever had ;)ETA: *evil grin*

            • Ella Raitch

              It’s good to know your shadow self

            • Ella Raitch

              I saw Othello performed two nights ago – what that man didn’t know about human nature wouldn’t fill an exercise book (but enough with people topping themselves over the loss of their ‘one true love’ already….sheesh)

            • Kim O’Brien

              wow …i love that play . Totally agree with you

          • That’s what i call Monkey business!

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            Handsome either way. 👍

    • Kestrel

      Hope to see you back soon, TexasBroad.

  • Remember when $cientologist Kevin Trudeau thought he was above the law? http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/18/tv-pitchman-kevin-trudeau-sentenced-to-10-years-in-federal-prison-for-bilking.html – maybe he could be Cardone’s cellmate?

    • Rasha

      He’s like one of the Martians from Mars Attacks!. “Yeah, I read self-improvement books while in prison. Next time I do an infomercial, I’ll behave….” (twisted smile)

    • He and Scientology have always been on the down-low about their relation to each other.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Funny, I’ve followed this case and didn’t know he was a clam. American Greed on CNBC did a great piece on this guys ignorant attempt to keep sticking the same fork in the toaster. If any of you get the chance you should watch it. Then you have the idiots who watched him.

    • Thx for the link Skip. I once knew this guy. Always nice to see ‘from the other side’ 🙂

  • Vaquera

    Sherbet…I miss you!
    Nat and Lucille…get your fine selves in here more often. (RL, I know)
    Bunker After Hours hasn’t been the same without your consistent and wickedly clever humor.
    That is all.

    • Lucille Austero

      So funny! I come here and find this shout out! I don’t have as much time as I used to to come here, but I read Tony’s post every day. I heart you all, my wonderful, brave internet peeps!!! Much love, Lucille.
      ❤❤❤

      • Vaquera

        Fly and J3 are doing their best to maintain the quality of evening banter, but I want the whole improve group back together again.

        • flyonthewall

          I been thinking of going solo lately. J3 is great and we do good work together but I need to spread my wings

          • Vaquera

            Never let anyone hold you back.
            Oh god, I sound like Cardone.

            • flyonthewall

              Here I go! Weeee!!

            • Ford that fjord.

          • Jimmy3

            Is this the part where I find maggots in my bed for refusing to let you out of your contract?

            • gtsix

              Only if you’re lucky.

            • flyonthewall

              Jerry said I could be the biggest youtube commenter ever; maybe even get one of those gold stars next to my Disqus handle! I’ll finally be able to afford name brand batteries for my Walkman. Why would you want to stop me from reaching my full potential??

          • gtsix

            Breaking up a good team is dangerous.

            And your wings are such wee things. Do what you must… but I will miss fly and the pantsless one. Such lulz.

            • Wait. I thought Johnny was pantsless. J3, you got some ‘splainin to do . . .

          • Kim O’Brien

            i think what you should really do …..is direct.

            • flyonthewall

              ….

            • Kim O’Brien

              what does …..mean ?

            • $cnmonkeyrob$

              F5/Refresh…

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Ditto.

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Damn!

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            This, too, shall pass.

    • gtsix

      Shall we repeat the shout for Nat… it worked for Lucille!

    • Ella Raitch

      Nat would have had a field day with Cardone memes 🙁

      And What’sup – the time is right for most Bunker readers now for you to start drawing dicks on all things Cardone

      • What’sup

        I never feel the need to draw dicks on Cardone. He’s already the perfect dick.

  • richelieu jr

    Want what you have, Grant?

    For crissakes, even in this economy, you must have trouble finding anyone who’d want a puff of one of your stinky, over-compensating stogies, or to slip inside of one of your one-size-too-small suits, let alone your wife…

    You should stop making decisions in function of what your ‘brahs’ and ‘wannabe douches’ will think of how wonderful you are, and actually do something wonderful for once– say, slap David Miscavige’s mouth off your diminutive manhood, or off your bank accounts whichever comes first.

    It is already clear you have screwed up the courage (so to speak) to ask your Midget Master to give your little blaster a reach around, financially, at least, but let’s face it– As long as DM is still riding you, who’s really on top of your trophy wife (and don’t kid yourself- she may be with you, but she’s not totally stupid– she knows the secret OT4’13” name you whisper to expel your cretinous little Thetans)?

    And why settle for abig, cigar-stinking fake business success when you can have the diminutive sociopath who taught him to suck on it, as well as lie (and to lie there and take it!)?

    But hey, great teaching your bottoms to smoke your cigars and trashing us homo (not that there is anything wrong with that– in any sensé) sapiens!

    One question– Do rats laugh abrd a sinking ship?

    Sayonara, scumbag!

  • richelieu jr

    All kidding aside, this cannot be good news (I’ve been holding these photos a while, too!)

    I think it may even be a sign of the Apocalypse (F5):

    • $cnmonkeyrob$

      Quel domage–non, c’est catastrophique! Qu’allons-nous faire? 🙂 (Je souhaite sincèrement l’apocalypse est retardée!)ETA: That’s a shame–no, it’s a catastrophe! What are we going to do? 🙂 (I sincerely hope the apocalypse is delayed!)

      • FredEX2

        I say ‘pour me a glass and bring it on!’ 🤓

        • $cnmonkeyrob$

          Yes… but it’s got to be a decent grape… and a decent year… and an acceptable château… but with a name like that… doesn’t have a hope, poor thing…

          • $cnmonkeyrob$

            … I mean really… “La Cardonne”?… *sighs*

    • iampissed

      Bet it has over tones of cigar

    • Crude bourgeois. That’s more like it.

    • noseinabk

      Taste like antiseptic with just a hint of well aged vinegar and after taste of oiliness and stale cigar.

  • Imagine the planet where everyone is OT like that. So cool and classy…

  • Meme the Cat does not like Grant Carderp F5

    • iampissed

      I like that one…did you help those nice ladies with their pic flip?

    • Juicer77

      I demand more Meme pics! Did she finally completely shred her lovely “skirt”? LOL *runs to check Twitter feed*

      • My slow smartphone camera, makes it really hard to take pictures of a moving object. But i try and take a lot of pictures, in some sort of a serie, to pick out what can be used as a Meme. And it has to be a Meme picture if you get my point 🙂 Her dress i still have, and since you brought it up i will try to put it back on her, to see what she does. And take some pictures.

        • Juicer77

          If she rips you a new one in the process, it wasn’t my idea!! 😉

  • That last picture with he and wife well I covered the right side and compared the left to just the right 1/2 and she’s a 2 in one for sure.

  • Liberated

    People don’t hate you cause you’re rich, Mr. Cardone, people hate you cause you’re a flaming asshole.

    • and because he has Overts! –LRH

  • Vaquera

    Cardone, now mining Vets to line his pockets. f5

    • Todd Tomorrow
    • JaxNGold

      Now this prick is really starting to piss me off…

    • noseinabk

      Grrr. Next this guy is going to start in on kids.

      • jazzlover

        Cardone Summer Camp for Teenage Budding Neo-Nazi Salespeople

        • noseinabk

          Guaranteed to make them all come home talking like Jaden Smith but with more schmooze!

    • Missionary Kid

      He’s taking his cue from Trump.

    • iampissed

      Do you think I would look good in one?

  • Off topic. Two days ago, my son asked me about some “chanting song” he heard me playing in the past, that he for some reason wanted to hear again. So after like 5 or 6 failed attempts and two days later, it kind of dawns on me, I grab my old flash drive, search the music files and play “Týr – Sinklars Vísa”. My kid looses his shit and so am I for being able to find the song I totally forgot about and making him happy. We hugged like 4 times.
    Great father and son moment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I1geB7U5VI

    • TexasBroad

      Love those moments. The sweetest part of this story was just beneath the surface…that you spent two whole days driving yourself crazy trying to remember the song so you could make your kid happy.
      Sweet dad – makes me smile. 🙂

      • I totally did. Thank you. Glad it made you smile too.

        • Juicer77

          What are they singing/chanting about? Just wondering.

          • Links won’t copy in full. Something about ancient Nordic battles.

      • iampissed

        So yes

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I’ve always looked up Grunt’s twin brother and can’t seem to link him to the clampire. But he sure does seem to hang out with him quite a bit or did. A great deal of the horrid stunts of Grunt have been scrubbed for the web.

  • noseinabk

    Anyone else staying up late to catch a bit of the meteor shower? We watche’d a few streaks and one very cool fireball last night and are hoping to see a bit more tonight. Will be getting the bug spray and pillows ready soon. The bugs chased us in last night but if it happens tonight will be watching from the pool. It was supposed to get down to 70 somthing tonight but it still feels like 90 something here.

    • jazzlover

      I don’t know where you are, but it’s been a bitch here in NY the last few days. I hate humidity 🙁

      • noseinabk

        Maryland. I can’t imagine what it feels like in the city. I worked in the garden for about 20 minutes before I jumped in the pool and went back in. Even the pool is too hot to give much relief.

        • jazzlover

          I’m in the burbs. Hot as hell here too. I have family in Columbia, or as I like to call it – Hobbitsville 🙂

    • gtsix

      I hope you can see them well… being in the city, no.such luck.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I’d have love to have seen that but we are in thick fog.

  • Alex De Valera

    Money and Scientology produce the kind of people you should never invite for dinner or to a drinks party.

    • They have one thing in common… They are totally illiterate about the Internet except for Trolling

      • Juicer77

        Willfully blind and misguided, IMHO. Although many have little to no computer skills.

        • That is one of my criteria to even communicate with a scio or an ex-scio. Do you know what F5 means?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I’d have to disagree. Remember most in the cult are victims who quickly lose all they’ve had to major debt. Read so many stories of WISE victims who are rather sharp, very educated caring folks. Suddenly like cancer this invades their lives and common sense gets replaced with hundreds of hours of “thought stopping” courses.

    • 0tessa

      Scientology does not breed one uniform sort of people. It stresses individuality to the extreme (in some cases). If your personality is that of a nouveau riche (like Gardone seems to be), you tend to stay like that or develop it even more (if possible). Scientology does not teach civilization or ‘good taste’. Also there is no proof that Scientology increases IQ (analytical or emotional).
      Therefore the dictum in Scientology ‘a cleared cannibal is a cleared cannibal’ seems to be the only true dictum of Scientology. And because ‘clearing’ is not possible, the dictum should be ‘In Scientology a cannibal stays a cannibal’. Conclusion: Scientology is a total waste of money. In the case of Gardone that is no problem of course. Scientology is a most clever way of robbing people of their money.

      Edit to add: the highest possible achievement in Scientology seems to be ‘a cleared cannibal becomes an even better cannibal’ or ‘a Gardone becomes an even better Gardone’.

      • Graham

        “there is no proof that Scientology increases IQ”. I assume that Scientologists’ claims that their IQ has increased are due to their doing the same IQ test each time? Obviously if you regularly do the same test you are going to get better at doing it.

  • aegerprimo

    Oh my! I forgot to post my shoop.
    F5 (refresh) ……………

    • Observer

      Perfect!

  • Edward Whalley
  • Gus_Cox

    Good God, man, give us a warning before posting those huge photos of that douchebag!

  • Gus_Cox

    No, Grant, I *don’t* want what you have. I don’t want your porcine, too-close-together eyes, your pointy head, your expensive but ill-fitting clothes, your tacky wife… And I don’t want your money, either. I have my own, thanks.