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Leah Remini reveals that she’s been stalked during production of her new TV series

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Leah Remini’s A&E television series about the Church of Scientology premieres on November 29, but it’s been filming for months. And in that time, Leah and her production crew have been subject to the usual reaction from the church itself including threatening letters, surveillance, and in Denver an encounter that was especially memorable.

We visited Leah this weekend in Los Angeles on the set of her show, and while she was cautious about the details of what’s in the eight episodes of her series, she did want us to know about how her production has come under fire.

It was a familiar litany. Whether it’s Alex Gibney making his documentary Going Clear, Louis Theroux making My Scientology Movie, or Ron Miscavige revealing secrets about his son Scientology leader David Miscavige in his memoir Ruthless, the church’s reaction follows a familiar pattern: Lots of lawyer letters, and creepy stalking.

This summer, Leah was in Denver spending time with well known former Scientologists Marc and Claire Headley. The Headleys were Sea Org workers at Scientology’s secretive international base until their escape in 2005. We’ve featured them many times, and you’re probably familiar with the ordeal they went through — including Claire’s two forced abortions. (Sea Org women were compelled to have abortions from about 1982 to 2010 by Scientology, reasoning that children were a hindrance when you want employees to work 112 hours a week for pennies an hour.)

Leah was with the Headleys at a restaurant one day when she noticed that there were two cars parked across the street in an empty lot, and the two drivers were talking to each other. She thought it was strange, and suspected that they were Scientology-hired private investigators. (The Headleys, who at one point sued the church, have a very long history of being stalked by Scientology private eyes.)

“I was having dinner with Marc and Claire, and I noticed two cars parked across the street in an empty lot,” Leah says. “I asked Claire, do you think we’re being followed?”

The next day, it became even more obvious that they had picked up a number of private eyes as tails.

“They weren’t doing a very good job of being inconspicuous. I think they wanted to be seen,” Leah says. “I was with Mike Rinder. And it became obvious that they were spying on us.”

Rinder, the former Scientology spokesman, is used to being under constant surveillance by the church. But for Leah, it was relatively unusual. We’ve noted in the past that she had largely escaped the heavy stalking and harassment that other former Scientologists have had to put up with. But in Denver, Leah found herself being targeted.

Two of the men were standing outside of the hotel where Leah was staying. She decided it was time to get some answers.

“Mike went to confront them. One took off, but Mike got in the face of the other one,” she says.

Leah’s crew managed to catch a pretty good image of the man…

 
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Over the years, we’ve seen or written about many of Scientology’s private investigators. They tend to be former cops (but not always), and what they also have in common is that they tend to be no one you’ve ever heard of before. A few become notorious for working for Scientology, but otherwise these are people, mostly men, who don’t want to be recognized.

This time, it was different. Leah showed the photograph around, and it turned out that her stalker was actually a well known personality in Denver.

Daril Cinquanta was one of Denver’s most well known police officers in the 1970s and 1980s. He and his former partner, Larry Subia, were called Denver’s “super cops.”

A 2001 profile in the Rocky Mountain News described how Cinquanta’s career came to an ignominious end in 1989.

He was accused of mishandling evidence, lying about a suspect in an affidavit, lying on an arrest report, misusing informants and giving unbelievable testimony in court. He was demoted, suspended and ultimately forced out.

In the profile, even Cinquanta acknowledged that he’d pushed the boundaries of his duties as a cop.

“If you’re a policeman doing police work, you’re going to break the rules. If you think you’re going to play totally by the book and catch bad guys, you’re not,” he said.

The News article said that Cinquanta became known for targeting Latino suspects, but he denied that he was racially profiling.

“It’s taking a group of individuals in the city and trying to work them and be a more effective policeman,” he said.

After he was forced out, Cinquanta became a well known private investigator in the area. He boasted that he made more money as a private eye than the Denver police chief did. And that he “regularly” employed other suspended police officers. When cops in Denver went bad, they knew where they could turn for employment.

And despite the way his police career ended, Cinquanta was still featured as a legendary former Denver cop on a 2009 episode of John Walsh’s show, America’s Most Wanted.

 
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Leah told us she wasn’t happy to learn that a disgraced “super cop” had been trailing her around Denver as she was interviewing former Scientologists about the abuses in the church.

“I’m used to people following me. But I’m used to them being paparazzi. They’re people who have cameras in their hands, and you know what they want. I’ve never been a fan of the paparazzi. But this was different,” she says. “I want to expose the private investigators that Scientology is sending to follow people like me. This causes me some concern. I have a child. And if you’re a cop who became a dirty cop, I have an issue with it.”

We tracked down a phone number for Cinquanta and called him Friday afternoon. We told him that we’d been talking to Leah Remini, and that she’d been followed by private investigators this summer in Denver.

“Who?” Cinquanta asked.

We explained that Leah Remini was an actress who had left Scientology, had written a book about it, and was now working on a television series about other people who had left the church.

“Who is she?” Cinquanta asked again.

We mentioned that Remini had been with Marc and Claire Headley, who are regularly surveilled by private eyes in Colorado. And we told Cinquanta that he was seen following Leah and the Headleys, and that they’d managed to get a good photograph of him.

“Does she want an autograph?” he asked.

So, what’s it like working for the Church of Scientology? we said.

“I wouldn’t know so I don’t know what to tell you,” he replied, and then hung up.

Besides having a disgraced former cop tail her, Scientology’s reaction to the upcoming series took another predictable form, Leah says. She heard recently from Raffy Ganimian, her former personal assistant who became a familiar figure in Leah’s reality show, It’s All Relative. Raffy told her that he’d received a call from a reporter for Scientology’s propaganda magazine, Freedom.

“A guy named Joe Taglieri called Raffy. I guess they thought since he isn’t working as my personal assistant anymore that they could get him to talk about me. But instead Raffy told me that they’d called him,” she says.

Taglieri told Raffy that Freedom was working on a story about Leah.

(That rang a bell. Taglieri called us this March and told us that we were the subject of an upcoming Freedom magazine piece as well. Alex Gibney has also heard the same.)

If it all sounds like the same techniques repeated over time, that’s because it is, Mike Rinder tells us.

“They cannot change the last-century playbook that is their sacred scripture,” he says. It was Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard who wrote that playbook 50 years ago, and the instructions he wrote for harassing journalists and former church members are still being carried out to the letter today.

“Clearly, Leah Remini is a big concern, and they have not had to deal with anyone like her before,” Rinder adds. “She knows their game. She is smart and tough. She commands a large audience. And she will not be intimidated.”

We sent a message to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw about the private investigators keeping tabs on Leah. We’ll let you know if she responds.

 
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TMZ is pinning the Packer-Carey breakup on Tommy Davis

We don’t know yet if there’s any truth to TMZ’s story this morning that’s pinning the blame for a breakup between Australian billionaire James Packer and singer Mariah Carey on Tommy Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer who was formerly a top spokesman for Scientology, a gofer for actor Tom Cruise, and became friends with Packer when he spent a few years in the church.

But we were the ones who broke the news about Tommy going to work for Packer recently, and we suggested that it might be part of an operation to get Packer back into the Scientology fold.

So while you’re trying to decide whether the Packer-Carey engagement is really kaput and whether Tommy and Scientology had anything to do with it, you’re going to want to bone up on how we got here.

Here’s our story in May breaking the news that Tommy had gone to work for Packer.

And here was our most recent story showing that Mariah and Tommy had both appeared at an event together in Hollywood.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on October 31, 2016 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

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

 

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  • Lousy Ratatouille

    Some fun and “witchcraft” from Sinatra for Halloween:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsHIByEw_rM&index=5&list=LLalFrFxLOarw4pLrdxPdCkg

  • Juicer77

    Happy Halloween, everybody! I will be up in the bell tower tonight practicing change ringing, in the middle of a (supposedly) very haunted English churchyard. Spooooooooooky!
    If you’re going out with the kiddos tonight please be safe. f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cc40f047df7edbb342d9a09592a3918bf6808e425da2516ebcda8244e2e1f08a.jpg

    • flyonthewall

      maaarvelous!

      • Bobby Tolberto AKA TDA

        A good read about change ring in that doubles as a murder mystery, is Dorothy Sayers’ The Nine Tailors

        • flyonthewall

          mmkay, thnx

        • Juicer77

          Read it years ago. 😉

        • thetastic

          Oooh thanks, I want to check this out.

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Happy Halloween!! 🍁🍂

  • nottrue
  • FredEX2

    While their human promised there would be special treats at the Halloween party if only they’d wear their costumes…both Joey and Bubba held out little hope.
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b68636ee639a4b682fa6447dd3b59f6b62dddf146d973f3501f362be5e31b598.jpg

    • Draco

      Hmmm…. their human had better sleep with one eye open tonight. Things do not look good.

    • Juicer77

      ROFL

  • Panopea Abrupta

    $cientology? It’s all stalks and bonds, no futures
    It’s a bull market.

    $cientology: we don’t just do Christmas stalkings – our service is 24/7/365

    “DM, are you stalking to me?”

    Oh, and Cinquanta doesn’t look a day over settanta.

    I suspect Hillary is about to lose her sense of Huma.

    And for all those who are angry about the Donald’s groping –
    has he hurt your felines?
    $cientology doesn’t give a rat’s ass.

    Is that a thetan in your volcano or are you just glad to see me?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b465f8fdca0d391dd0ef794e6136d552f59a9b62f48c0a4cdf02ed734ecbe3e9.jpg

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      sumdayiwill grow up to be like Panopea Abrupta. Oh! oh! oh! sumdayiwill

  • David Rice

    Why are you calling the mob a “church?”

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
    • Supper Powers

      I have been obsessing over this for the last 10 minutes!

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I love how it has been stamped “WITHDRAWN from Scarfolk Library” to give it that authentic touch 😛

        • Supper Powers

          It’s absolutely terrifying!

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            Someone has commented on it:

            “I’m not sure how you know if you’ve managed to get all the thoughts out on the initial scraping – even with the correct incantation, untethered thoughts can be quite troublesome. Perhaps a dry run with double-sided tape to see if any disembodied spirits try to eat your face before applying the super glue?”

            Haha!

    • Mockingbird

      Send this to a Sea Org recruiter to help them get new members !

  • nottrue
  • Dave Reams

    I was just quickly swiping through the news when my attention screamed out “Miscavige ??? !!!” about some subliminal image I registered. So I went back and sure enough… Close enough!

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58176217e4b064e1b4b384aa?ncid=NEWSSTAND0001

  • Jimmy3

    Does a bearshark shit in the woods? Or in the ocean? Honest question

    • daisy

      Yes- honest answer

      • Jimmy3

        Thanks you flower

      • flyonthewall

        bears are very good swimmers

    • Supper Powers

      Excellent question.

    • Newiga

      Bearshark poops in the ocean. Sharkbear poops in the woods.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Finally – someone who could answer this riddle of a conundrum wrapped in a quandary. Thank you!

        • Newiga

          I translated everything into Finnish and it started making sense. ;D

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            You clever girl!

      • daisy

        Perhaps you haven*t read the rules- No answer funnier than Daisy or drunker.

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    “We don’t know yet if there’s any truth to TMZ’s story this morning that’s pinning the blame for a breakup between Australian billionaire James Packer and singer Mariah Carey on Tommy Davis, the son of actress Anne Archer who was formerly a top spokesman for Scientology, a gofer for actor Tom Cruise, and became friends with Packer when he spent a few years in the church.”

    L. Ron Hubbard’s Celebrity Rasputin PR Tech seems to be failing Tommy.

  • flyonthewall

    So I’m finally starting Fair Game and it’s awesome, think it’s going to be in my top five favorites along w/ BFM, Going Clear, TUML and Counterfeit Dreams.

    I have to ask this bc idk if it’s my OCD or what but do the Silvertail covers bother anyone else but me? They have this weird waxy texture that bothers me and they also seem to curl/peel easier than other books.

    • Draco

      Was fine on my Kindle…

      • flyonthewall

        ebooks are good for finding parts you want to go back to but I don’t trust having only elec copies of things. Same for my music and movies too, I just like having a hard copy, makes it more real to me

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          They are both real. If FlyLady hit you over the head with a book, or if she hit you with a Kindle, it could hurt just as bad.

        • Draco

          Just teasing you. I 100% prefer hard copy, but it’s just too expensive to ship all the way out here. Usually ends up costing more than double.

          • stillgrace2

            There also comes a time (after many decades of reading) when you realize you have infinitely more books than you have shelf space, closet space, or box space.
            Kindles rule. And Kindle Cloud Reader rocks.

    • Jimmy3

      There’s a coupon for a buy-one-get-one electroshock session in the back. Fix your creepy weird OCD up right quick. Youll be ok~

      • flyonthewall

        you have a little something on your sleeve, no, right there, it’s a little thing here just let me ok got it

        • Jimmy3

          dammit

  • FredEX2

    Randy was thoroughly humiliated by his Halloween costume and spent the whole night watching the door and plotting his escape the minute someone left it open.
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d143795642f8a66b12e64df0ccff6c2551781f8797603470afbf9a88c8c5d034.jpg

    • aquaclara

      This is adorable.

      • FredEX2

        Hope you’re feeling better!

        • aquaclara

          Eh- gives me time to catch up on important things like this! Meds help. I am enjoying your cat dressed up for Halloween pics immensely. Woofy Clara is so happy we are unable to dress him up for the holiday today….He was a pirate one year, and a leprechaun another. I tried the Anon mask one year but it was tricky getting that pic…

    • Draco

      “I can’t believe she would do this! Who is this person I’ve been living with?”
      * Starts plotting revenge *

  • J. Swift

    Scientology conducted an operation using Marty to separate Tom Cruise from Nicole Kidman, so this James Packer/Mariah Carey split with Tommy Davis looks similar.

    Perhaps David Miscavige decided that Mariah was a CICS because she didn’t want to be a Cult wife and was getting in the way of the Scientology Cult retrieving James Packer.

    This is a story that, imo, will get bigger. My prediction: Mariah Carey’s people will discover that her phones have been wiretapped and her e-mails hacked by shadowing Scientology Cult operatives.

    • Mockingbird

      But that would be immoral !

      • Kestrel

        That’s okay. Immoral is not on the tone scale.

      • Greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics and all that… 😛

        • Mockingbird

          But in Scientology language most of those dynamics are better supported by Scientology than anything else, so Scientology is ALWAYS the more “ethical” choice !

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        If something is immoral, it’s highly likely that scientology is engaging in it.

        • Mockingbird

          Hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha.

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          If it’s not immoral it’s not Scientology.

    • Draco

      Yes. My gut reaction says if Tommy Davis is around, dirty tricks will abound.
      (sorry)…

      • J. Swift

        So long as OSA’s lawyers can hire scumbags like Daril Cinquanta and Ron Williams, they will do so. This is all traceable to Hubbard’s great paranoia and his use of PI’s in the early 1950’s.

        This is what IAS donations pay for. Scientologists can be proud:

        http://tonyortega.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Daril_Cinquanta2-e1477804840199.jpg

        • Sherbet

          Daril’s last name, translated, sounds like a Mafioso alias.

          Daril “Donnie Fifty” Cinquanta

          • chukicita

            Hey. Not all Italians are gangsters. Capisc’?

            • Sherbet

              Don’t blame him, chuki. I’m the goomatta who started it by giving D. Cinquanta a mobbish name.

            • chukicita

              It’s bad enough he’s evidently Italian. But you, I know you are an honorable person.

              Someday, you might do me a favor.

            • Sherbet

              Does it involve Fredo?

            • chukicita

              I don’t want anything to happen to him while my mother’s alive.

            • Sherbet

              Hee hee! Here. Let me share my cannoli with you, chuki. You’re a kindred spirit with good taste in movies.

            • chukicita

              Mmmm…cannoli!

            • LongtimeLurker

              Whenever there was a news item about the Mafia, my (Italian) father would say “if you have to have crime, organized crime is better than messy crime”.

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            COB: Lou! Get me Donnie Fifty on my secret line.

            Lou: Yes sir.

            Rrrrring.

            Donnie Fifty: Ahh, you wanted me?

            COB: Yeah you stupid gumshoe, I wanted you. What’s happening with you and Tommy getting James to dump Marie?

            Donnie Fifty: You mean Mariah?

            COB: Whatever. Is that crazy SP bitch gone?

            Donnie Fifty: Ahh, the dame wants James to buy her a mansion and she wants to keep the engagement ring.

            COB: ^$%%&$^&!!!! Did you get any dirt on her?

            Donnie Fifty: Not yet. But I got me some Russian contractors, ahh, working on her phones and e-mails. Look, I need another $100 large in cash.

            COB: As in $100,000?

            Donnie Fifty: Yeah I got expenses. Russian hackers don’t come cheap. And I gotta pay Guido who I got following Tommy Davis around and listenin’ to his calls. Like you said, we gotta make sure this rat bastard Tommy Davis doesn’t get dis-ah-fected or crazy in the head like he did last time…

            COB: Okay, okay. I’ll send you the $100g’s today thru Big Tony… but you need to get this done for me pronto Donnie Fifty! I don’t want you sitting around scratching your balls. I need you out there hustlin!

            • Sherbet

              I see “Donnie Fifty” ticked your fancy — figuratively, of course.

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Anthony “Big Tony” Gagliardi and his attorney Monique Yingling tell the US Congressional Hearing that they don’t know nuthin’ bout some goombah named Daril “Donnie Fifty” Cinquanta:

              http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/sadhu77/MY.2.png

            • Sherbet

              Look at those faces…I believe them!

    • Supper Powers

      I sure hope it is all brought to light and that Leah interviews her for the first episode of season 2 of her show.

    • flyonthewall

      if I was Packer I wouldn’t care what kind of CS she is! Amiright?? *high five*

      • Supper Powers

        *shakes head with one raised eyebrow*

        • flyonthewall

          you know you laughed a little bit on the inside

          • Dibythesea

            I’m still laughing Fly;)

            • flyonthewall

              least someone around here has a sense of humor 🙂

    • madame duran

      I won’t deny that Mariah is a “special” kind of snowflake that requires extra care but this drama surrounding the excessive spending of money sounds like something only Davis/Miscavige/Scientology would have problems with (i.e. that money should be going into IAS coffers). You have two very wealthy people who are accustomed to a high standard of living. He likes to gamble; she likes costly gifts. He had no problem spending oodles of dough for her engagement ring alone. I’m sure that he knew Carey’s love for the bling and showered her anyways. So this sudden concern for unchecked spending habits is odd timing, to say the least. I think there may be genuine drama behind the scenes between Packer and Carey but as for the money bit…please.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        *Ahem* Excuse us, but COB is a “special” kind of snowflake that requires extra care. Forget about Mariah Carey. What she needs is a few hundred hours of pulling weeds in a black boilersuit at Gold Base to remind her that she is a nobody so far as COB is concerned.

    • Juicer77

      What you say makes sense, but I just have this gut feeling it’s your “average” Hollywood breakup due to personality conflicts. I don’t think $ci was involved. Just my two cents.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Scientology doesn’t involve itself in your run of the mill Hollywood wog divorces. However, when a billionaire who did some Scientology courses is involved, COB has an unlimited budget to get said billionaire back in the fold.

        Right now the Sea Org is remodeling Narconon Ojai and turning it into a palatial guest residence for James Packer.

        We shipped the C list Hollywood druggies who were there off to Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma.

    • chukicita

      Nice catch with the pattern. I wonder if there is skripture about 3rd parties or whatever that they’re invoking here.

  • Richard
  • Jimmy3

    You’re a big-toed, monger-hating hat ass delusion.

    • daisy

      The answer is * Who is Donald Trump Oh sorry wrong blog.

  • aquaclara

    Dirty cops destroy more than their own reputation. You can tell this guy is such a liar, sold out to the highest bidder. Imagine how he would feel if it were his kid trapped in a cult for decades…..
    Stay strong, Leah. Do not let the turkeys get you down. And you have a very cool assistant, former assistant, good friend….

  • Jimmy3
    • Chee Chalker

      I give it an 8. It’s got a good beat, but is a little hard to dance to

      I do hope that hairstyle (lead singer) comes back into fashion soon.

    • Libertylover

      I remember this coming on and my Father commenting. “Bloody hell,what’s that! Sweet, more like sweet Jesus!”
      Top of the Pops was the only time you saw bands on TV. Every Thursday evening in the UK.
      They had a few hits , Fox on the Run and Blockbuster are two I remember.
      Add. Just looked on Youtube, they are still around and performed this song last year, youwouldn’t know it’s them now.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    A radio show with three [fairly] switched-on presenters.

    https://youtu.be/N8Hjk_O3kow

  • member of religion asks, “where’s Shelly?” and decides to leave said religion after putting pieces of a puzzle together = labeled bitter defrocked apostate by the Church of Scientology

    former “super cop” is accused of mishandling evidence, lying about a suspect in an affidavit, lying on an arrest report, misusing informants and giving unbelievable testimony in court, gets demoted, suspended and ultimately forced out = hired by the Church of Scientology

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/97025fe41b442b4010abb584cea8c433fb780eb58096e92879c70683026e902f.jpg

    • aquaclara

      They are picky that way, you know.

  • chukicita

    Scientology private eye theme song:

    https://youtu.be/ZOP4JYR-Wtk

  • FredEX2

    As always, COB and every one of the remaining members of the Sea Org came prepared to have a good time at the annual Halloween Masquerade party at Flag…dressed in their very best scary Halloween costumes and wearing their ‘let’s party’ faces!
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b5886f812ee9fd13e84e358b07242180948011747aaac2ec69adf4aa2b0afe9.jpg

  • $cnmonkeyrob$

    H’mmm… stalking and harassing an ex-member for telling the truth…… sounds like a great use of all those tax-free dollars…… because… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f119a0413810a537e9372c3aae5728267cf5f401bc8c4421e6c0ece11420feda.jpg ETA: AAAAARRRRRRGGGHHH! MonkeyMum walks in and says “That’s nice, dear… but you haven’t spelled ‘parishioner’ correctly and something doesn’t look right about ‘harass’… “

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Did she really? That’s so funny!

      • $cnmonkeyrob$

        Yup 🙂 {My parents don’t often get to see what I do most of the day… my father is terribly worried that $cn might come after him because I’m using his laptop whilst on holiday! (I had to use it for the shoop, usually use my phone for commenting/upvoting when away from home.)}

        • LongtimeLurker

          Hey, we should prank your dad.

          I could ring him and pretend to be OSA or a PI.

          • $cnmonkeyrob$

            Noooooo!! He’d never let me near his laptop ever again…(could be quite amusing though, but would have to have the camera ready to capture that Kodak moment(tm) 😉 )

            • LongtimeLurker

              Yeah you’d need to be in the room with him, surreptitiously recording on your cell.

              But you’re right, we don’t want any lasting ramifications.

    • Juicer77

      Funny!!

  • seems like only yesterday that i was Mr Mittens’ age and wanted to dress as my favorite rockstar for Hallowe’en, too:
    (‘fresh)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6dea49509d14eea2f70bd0229b8281b6ae98c40f7498e8468a4d401280696c78.jpg

  • FredEX2

    The adorable & brave Ms. Leah Remini needs no advice from me…but in case she might be listening…I’d say…laugh at the Bozo’s Leah-girl! A good survival tool when dealing with Scientology is a well developed sense of humor! ( which of course does not supercede being smart, gathering evidence and taking good care of yourself and your family, your safety & wellbeing.)

  • flyonthewall
  • daisy

    It is 4:30 here, can I eat the left over candy yet?

    • Kestrel

      Yes, as long as you have plenty of toothbrushes and floss to pass out.

  • “Taglieri called us this March and told us that we were the subject of an upcoming Freedom magazine piece as well.” When’s it coming out, Joe — any time soon? (Renew subscription at your own risk): https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/19cdc843b087a2f1e47efe70d77754a1b591e62344edb4e9f0010ddd431c5f60.jpg

  • daisy

    Favorite Howdy second-hand story- Him hassling Sherbet for handing out pencils for Halloween. I wonder what she is giving this year. I do hope it is toothbrushes and floss. I told her I once gave a kid a can of salmon. Of course without missing a beat , she says – Who trick or treats in your area – bear cubs

    • Sherbet

      I was wondering if that anecdote would pop up again this year. Whatever I give, it’s better than TWTH booklets. And they were Halloween pencils and Halloween erasers, lady. I mean, really. They were festive as HELL.

      (Howdy, wherever you are, look what you’ve done to me! I’m nearly a meme.)

      Anyway this year it’s Twizzlers, nice and sticky to pull out fillings and crowns. Bwah hah hah. Toothbrushes and floss, my Aunt Fanny.

      • stillgrace2

        chuckling … I remember the Halloween pencil hassling. It was funny!

        • Sherbet

          It sure was!

    • Juicer77

      That is hilarious!

  • Richard
    • MarcabExpat

      Got our costumes on, trick-or-treaters due in 17 minutes and counting!

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      That’s spookily good 🙂

    • LongtimeLurker

      Good job, sir!

  • OOkpik
    • flyonthewall

      is that real? It’s prob not…is it?

      • OOkpik

        LOL! What’s real for you…
        Maybe Fly has met his match? 😉

  • Observer

    Hmmm…could be any one of several people who appear in stories here. First name that popped into my head: Tom Cruise.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bc02f5878866a65d76de362e3035c2bdd471a0a02a83d1c0d0d89b5723a23e7.jpg

    • Sherbet

      Giant ego caused the giant head to topple over?

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      That has to sting.

    • flyonthewall

      that’s how I feel every minute of every day

  • littlefish

    You’d be surprised at the level of corruption in Denver cops, so this doesn’t shock me at all.

  • flyonthewall

    Don Hertzfeldt cartoons?

    • Supper Powers

      No. Refresh to see my edit.

      • flyonthewall

        oh yeah, been a long time. Giovanni Ribisi was good.

        • Supper Powers
          • flyonthewall

            we may be talking diff movies then

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

            • Supper Powers

              Definitely.

            • flyonthewall

              no I haven’t but it looks fun. Did you know Johnny Rotten and some other guy from Sex Pistols were on an episode of Judge Judy? Smh

            • Supper Powers

              No way. That’s just wrong.

            • daisy

              You two -separated at birth – SMH

            • Supper Powers

              i just saw Circle Jerk/Bad Religion drummer on a trashy Bravo show. I was disappoint.
              ETA because I’m allowed to be trashy but punk rock royalty ain’t.

        • Supper Powers

          Dude. Wrong movie. Look for the original 80s punk film.

      • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

        How come your comment about the Rejected is in moderation?

        • Supper Powers

          Because I tried to post the same gif a couple of times. Nbd.

          • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

            Ooooooooh, okie.

  • Cedilla

    Other Stalked Actresses by Celery:
    Celery Stalks at Midnight-Les Brown and Beloved Doris Day-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTzakoiHnA

  • beauty for ashes

    This article reminds me of a great sauce caught in a dish full of oricciette. (little ear pasta) om nom nom Tony!!!!
    Sooo good. Seriously. Has anyone told you how great you are today Tony? You sir~are great at your job. Like mind blowingly good. Holy crap.
    Ps~ if anyone else wants to feel this way~ they can also take care of my parents full time 😉

    • OOkpik

      I hope you get a taker. It sounds like you could use a little R&R. ((Hugs))

    • daisy

      I was trying to think of the right thing to say . Cannot come up with anything ((( hugs))

      • OOkpik

        Hugs say a lot. 🙂

      • beauty for ashes

        Sing me “always look on the bright side of life” the monty python version. 🙂

        • daisy

          I wish i knew it, but frankly if you heard my voice you would think of something else. I am so sorry that you are going through such a bad time. If i was there i could help. i think there is probably a course there for caretakers. I havent taken it, but my mother took it when my brother was dying. She felt it really helped,.Ask your Dr. or hospital. If not maybe consider short term pychiatric help or drugs. Or you can do nothing and be with us. Just take care of yourself or you cannot take care of them. Sending prayers and positive thoughts and hugs lots of hugs,

          • beauty for ashes

            Actually I am taking meds and therapy. I have thought of trying to find a caregivers support group. Also hospice care, whenever we are ready for it will provide some more resources for the caregivers. Including~ get this~ pet therapy visits.
            My mom is doing well right now and I just am going to soak it up like the sunshine for as long as it lasts.
            I’m sorry your brother died, too Daisy. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Sending lots of good thoughts and love, girl. ((((((Smmmmooooooooshie hugs)))))

  • FredEX2

    While Barry was given the task to stay topside and make sure all staff were below deck at the Halloween muster…Harold was busy steering the Freewinds out of port in Aruba and on into open sea. 😺
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec6dc5c12f01dfe38c6a76a64ef6b5e0d04fa771b7e1543632460ae109f2f069.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7d832abef9cbeb7f2d59452c363c80d9e0a1d6f50ad67d55ac2b2fc348e99bc.jpg

    • LongtimeLurker

      That bottom cat is my hero.

      • FredEX2

        Lol. He decided to nap after setting course for the Bermuda Triangle…😺

        • LongtimeLurker

          Everyone clear the bridge! Captain haz to sleep!

    • JJ

      Is this sailor tech or cat tech?

      • FredEX2

        It’s Halloween tech! 🎃

  • chukicita
    • daisy

      I have something similar. I wheel my mother on the porch with a sign saying – We are JW*s

      • Liberated

        Good one.

      • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

        LOL

    • JJ

      I made a dead one and am contemplating don’t text and drive.

      • chukicita

        That is a fantastic idea.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Coming in December from SMP: The Scientology – Extraterrestrial Connection Revealed! Learn what really goes on in Scientology’s underground vaults!

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i68/sadhu77/LRH.ALiens.png

    • Harpoona Frittata

      The invisible handwriting is on the wall for everyone who’s firing on all 57 perceptics to plainly see: $cn is destined to become a UFO cult. Or, more precisely, it’s always been one; they just haven’t figured prominently in this poor prison planet’s history for quite awhile now. But that’s all about to change!

      Think about it, with all this exuberant talk about manned space flight to Mars and the discovery of earth-like exo-planets in the news almost daily, reports are bound to have gotten back to the real intergalactic rulers of this quadrant. Do you really think that they’re going to sit idly by, twiddling their 14 fingers, while we develop the near light speed space travel tech that could bring us in contact with them on their own turf? I think not! They’re going to be showing up here soon to re-assert the control that they’ve always had, but never saw the need to demonstrate up until now.

      And who do you think that they will be telepathically getting in comm with first? Yep, you guessed it, all those OaTy committees whose fapulous super power abilities are finally about to be put to good use. So, go Clear and OaTy now and get ready to participate in an intergalactic confluence of such epic proportions that, with $cilons leading the way, is going to boom the demand for services and finally, at very long last, elevate $cn to the world leadership status that it so richly deserves.

      Elron would be so very proud…umm, btw, where IS Elron!? His 21 year between-lives leave from the Sea Orgy has been up for awhile now!

      • i wonder why they haven’t weaseled their way into the SpaceX program with all those newfangled technology gizmos they’re always bragging about. what, no e-meters or Way To Happiness needed on the 1st trip to Mars?

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Plus, you’d think after a Super Power tune up, with all 57 perceptics working like never before (“check your saline levels, boys”) that young and adventurous $cilons would be applying in droves to find their Way To Happiness en route to Mars.

      • Techie

        No, HF, when the Marcabians return it will be to enslave us all again. That is why Hubbard said we only have this brief moment in eternity to clear the planet etc. Also why Captain Bill used to scan the skies from the roof of the Main Building at the Complex. He wanted to be the first to spot the returning saucers so he could sound the alarm. Trufax. Scientology is not only a UFO religion but also it is the only group on this Prison Planet who knows that we are all aliens on this bus.

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Oh, that’s right! Sorry, I get my real whole space opera story confused with all of these of other pretenders’ made up ones.

          Somehow, knowing that we’re all space aliens here together makes life on Teegeeack a little more bearable 😉

    • LongtimeLurker

      I bet I can guess what goes on.

      Is it hot alien/human sex?

      Is it?

      It is, isn’t it?

      • flyonthewall

        do you have a better idea how to exchange long protein strands??

        • LongtimeLurker

          Well I use FedEx.

          Obviously that’s less romantic.

          • Sherbet

            Yeah, and when you exchange them, they still deduct for shipping and handling.

          • FredEX2

            Hey! Lurker. It might be more romantic if you’d at least romance me a little before you use me. 🎃

            • LongtimeLurker

              Fair enough.

              Will FedEx bottle of wine and some roses next time. ; )

            • FredEX2

              That’ll do it 😆

      • FredEX2

        No Lurker, there are special areas of the underground vaults where the new OTVIIIs go to learn OT tech on how to correctly operate their Thetan. It takes a lot of practice before they get the hang of it…

        …then they get to the hot alien/human sex part.
        F5
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d15f4f38511d41422f86c7614dd72c894c7841e6ddf6fb0023dbd0d7b0301bc.jpg

        • redfisch

          Why does the alien have to wear the chastity belt? Why not the human?

          • FredEX2

            You don’t want to know redfish. Just use your imagination. 👹

        • LongtimeLurker

          I want to give you 2 upvotes. 1 for the comment lol and one for that amazing photo.

  • LongtimeLurker

    1 – Sleazy ex-cop PI is sleazy.

    2 – Is this the most famous person they’ve stalked? I think it might be.

    3 – She’s famous and she’s doing a show about Scientology. And they still think it’s a good idea to harass her.

    You are just as dumb as a box of hammers Scientology.

    4 – James Packer and Tommy Davis deserve each other. I hope they spend a lot of time together in small spaces.

    • Supper Powers

      Summary judgement in your favor.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Hi. Did I miss anything in the comments today?

        • Supper Powers

          I’m prolly not the right person to ask. Jimmy was funny, Fly was witty, Andrea freaked people out with directions for making a mask and J Swift predicts this thing with Leah will get worse for the church as the media piles on.

          • LongtimeLurker

            That was a great summary, you were exactly the right person.

            Thank you. : )

  • nottrue

    PAGE SIX …. Mariah asks Packer what is wrong are you back into scientology…Tommy puts Packer on Purification Rundown …..Anything that puts scientology in the news negatively I like .. https://twitter.com/PageSix/status/793179566978326528

    • flyonthewall

      what tax bracket do you have to be in where they don’t lock you up for indecent exposure for walking around with just a bra on? My friend Busty Laroo wants to know.

    • Susan black

      Those ta tas look soooo uncomfortable…pushed up almost to her throat. Mariah must have specially constructed bras to manage those girls.

      • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

        I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing….those implants look so uncomfortable, truly. I bet she can’t sleep on her stomach either. I don’t think it’s worth it.

      • Sherbet

        Dressing like that is going to send her children into counseling for having conflicted emotions.

        • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

          Laugh !

  • True or not, this is what they get for getting involved with Tom and Nicole’s relationship.

  • Jeb Burton

    I’ve always wondered why the ex scientologists haven’t done what Leah is doing? Confront the PI’s and expose them. Why are the exes cowed? I don’t know why they are afraid of them. Always have been a mystery to me. Maybe because of their mind control when they are in. I would be pissing on their cars when they are parked in my neighborhood.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Some have.

    • flyonthewall

      Leah is an ex so none of what you just said makes any sense

    • FredEX2

      Well Jeb, obviously you haven’t been the Target of CoS. Read “The Unbreakable Miss Lovely” bc it may help answer your question.

    • pluvo
    • ha ha… you should buy a dog that could do the pissing on car thing for you 🙂

  • nottrue

    Boooo…Kids look cute.. Grant without pants and a bone. Must be The History of Man https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9a876245ce13f8ec23db33eadaa05f07e602c6efa83c427daa38e68e5cb60ca6.jpg

    • Sherbet

      Oh, gosh, does that qualify as some sort of prehistoric sarong Hamhock is wearing? Kim! Look away! You’re still too weak to look at this picture.

      • chukicita

        NO. No, no. No no NO no NONONO.

        No.

        • Sherbet

          You’ll get no argument from me.

          No, nope, no way.

    • $cnmonkeyrob$
    • Sherbet

      All together now: “Oh, the legbone’s connected to the hamhock…

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Hahahaha!!

    • daisy

      Now what are we going to say instead of trick or treat – Don*t be a little bitch and give me all the candy

    • nottrue
      • FredEX2

        How appropriate! Cardone is wearing a Neandrethal costume for Halloween.

    • Juicer77

      At least they are getting family time. Unlike some others.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      “Grant without pants and a bone.”

      *Chokes on childish guffaws!*

    • lol…wtf! I just hope he don’t insult his kids as he normally does

  • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

    This ex-cop is a total putz. If I were Leah Remini and people started following me like that I would go to court for a restraining order and report them as stalkers. They take celebrity stalkers very seriously in the Hollywood community. That might be why she hasn’t been followed as much or as obviously in L.A. as she apparently was in Denver.

  • JJ

    Old. Old man, old church, old tactics. Scientology is dinosaur in it’s death throws… Don’t get any on your shoes.

  • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

    Here is another of the many smarmy things Ciquanta has been involved in:

    http://www.denverpost.com/2007/02/27/jeffco-lets-staffers-talk-to-investigators/

  • FredEX2

    Unfortunately,…after Junior learned to exteriorize,…he misplaced his meat body and had to be locked in the basement until a new one became available.
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c3f3b3b5840766a19689dfd349ee1ca5973bb6a77354941ebc0bb6351faf4b05.jpg

  • Observer

    I didn’t like the first Watch Dogs game (this isn’t entirely off-topic) and didn’t finish it. However, Watch Dogs 2 apparently takes a swipe at Scn with a Scientology-like cult which has a TC-like celebrity. Dead Space 2 did the same thing by promoting the Unitologists to prominence. I may be forced to get WD2.

    While the two guys are jabbering over the video you can read the subtitles to see how the game sets up the cult infiltration mission.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnHfxfn54G4

  • The sugar-crazed hordes are at the door!

    • flyonthewall

      scare them good!

    • Juicer77

      Say “Trick.” They have no clue what you mean.

      • The cutest ones are the youngest who have no clue what’s going on at all.

        • dungeon master

          My first born would go up to the door with his cousin, who was 2 years older. The cousin would say ‘Trick or Treat!’. My son would say ‘I WANT TREATS!’ So, cute in his little boy wonder costume/jammies.. A long, long time ago/I can still remember how the music used to make me smile..

        • Juicer77

          So true!

  • exccla

    I think that davis is working for dm again. Maybe he’s supposed to be ‘under cover’ to all but dm and maybe his closest staff. I don’t even question it. This is scn at work, breaking up another couple so scn can get more $.

  • Jack Bauer

    This “man” Daril Cinquanta, is a disgrace not only to the Denver Police Department but also to society. As a retired Police Officer who spent my entire career in Law Enforcement, I am disgusted by him. He is a liar in the very least when he states:

    “If you’re a policeman doing police work, you’re going to break the
    rules. If you think you’re going to play totally by the book and catch
    bad guys, you’re not,”

    I caught more than my fair share of “bad guys” during my career and did not adhere to his alleged necessity. When they handed me that badge in a ceremony, I swore to uphold the law to the best of my ability. I lived by a code of conduct that I took very seriously. Code, Honor and respect for the law was what drove me. If I were to ever lie, cheat, steal or plant evidence I would have become the very “thing” that I despised. A criminal. I can say with 100% honesty that I NEVER witnessed that with any of my colleagues in my time on the job. I would have either arrested or reported another officer depending on the circumstances. Denver PD must have been the wild west back in his day.

    Lastly, I think with his own admission, any and all arrests he may have made during HIS career are now suspect. How can anyone believe his word on the series of events. People like this clown sicken me. He had a position of authority and respect. He threw it all away.

    It is very fitting that he is working for the “cherch” of Scientology. It is very fitting that he would take their money. I would tell them what they could do with their money. He is a disgrace. I may call him and tell him myself.

    • chukicita

      Thank you for posting this, and thank you for your service. I have relations who are/were in law enforcement and their words would echo yours. It’s a hard enough job without guys like that.

      • Jack Bauer

        Thank you very much for your kindness. But the real thanks goes to the many Officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in an attempt to combat crime. They deserve every breath of gratitude. I was lucky.

        It is hard enough to do this job without vermin like this clown. I have always been enamored by the truth. The truth is, regardless of public perception or examples like this idiot…..the VAST majority of us go out on the job every single day and put our lives on the line. We risk our own lives and know there is a chance we may leave a spouse alone…..or children fatherless. Most of us are good people thrown into a cesspool that most of society will not be able to grasp. Only for the inability to comprehend how damn evil the world can be.

        If you take the entire occupation of Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Firemen, Bankers or any other in the world, there will be a percentage who turn criminal. We are no different than the rest. The media will be more than happy to show you our evil….and they deserve to have a hard, bright light upon them. But the thing is….they very seldom show ALL the good that is done every single day. The Good is not very interesting to most people. We as a society have to understand that even though there is a lack of reported good deeds by Police Officers….it is there. Everyday.

        Thank you for taking the time to thank me. 😉

        • Jack, thank you for your service and now when you could be doing anything else, keeping an eye out for us all still.

          • Jack Bauer

            Cece….you know something. It is people like you that make us smile. You also serve as a shining example to remind us how many good people are in the world. If there is a problem that all Officers need to guard against….it’s that the world is filled with criminals. In actuality, MOST of the world is filled with good. It’s just the evil that makes the news. I always told the new guys to fight the “us vs them” mentality that can creep into their lives. Remember that most people are good. Also, everybody makes mistakes. Even us. Just because a person has too much to drink and catches a DWI in no way makes him a bad person. It happens to us also. I reserved my anger towards Rapists, Robbers, Murderers and the like. People who plot and lay in wait for victims.

            People like you who express gratitude and understanding…..renew our faith in humanity. 🙂

            • Robert Hanna Moore

              I always told the new guys to fight the “us vs them” mentality that can creep into their lives.

              I agree! I’m sure my friends in law enforcement have struggled to maintain an objective attitude and are succeeding as far as I can tell. I don’t believe I could do their job and I’m grateful for their service.

              Respect is a two way street. I encourage others to take the time to thank a Law Officer whenever they can.

        • chukicita

          I have always believed it will be important for Scientology to fall because it does not respect any law other than its own. And if our law isn’t strong enough to withstand Scientology, our legislators need to get on the stick and craft legislation that protects people from Scientology and similar organizations that can only survive by controlling membership with lack of informed consent — without compromising the freedoms we value.

          I realize that’s a tough order, but that is their job and I’m tired of seeing the buck passed. And when I think of all the good that tax money could do that Scientology isn’t paying, it makes me angry.

        • BronxLaurie10

          “…they very seldom show ALL the good that is done every single day. The Good is not very interesting to most people.”

          “We as a society have to understand that even though there is a lack of
          reported good deeds by Police Officers….it is there. Everyday.”

          That is so true.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Hello Jack, I know you’re not new to the Bunker but I haven’t said hello before 🙂

      • Jack Bauer

        Hello Andrea. I typically tend to be more of a listener than a speaker but once in awhile my blood pressure gets up because of idiots like this Cinquanta dude. I tend to want to step out of the shadows and speak up. I’ve read several of your posts. I like them. Nice to meet you.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          It’s a pleasure to meet you, too 🙂

    • Qbird

      He’s a shitbird all right, quite like Gene Ingram.
      Thanks for being a homeland soldier, Jack Bauer.

      • Jack Bauer

        Qbird……you are more than welcome. Thank you for helping in the fight against an evil corporation disguised as a religion. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

    • Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
      Who guards the guardians? (loosely)
      Nothing worse than a bad cop.
      My brother, rest in peace, spent a great deal of his 30 years in the Detroit Police Department in Internal Affairs.
      Got awkward when the guy you’re investigating works down the hall.
      And everyone’s got guns.

      • Jack Bauer

        I always understood the need for IA. You do have some bad eggs in the batch. But in my personal experience and my VERY large Department during my career….they were the exception by far as opposed to the rule. I admire the members of IA as much as the guys on the street. We all have a tough job to do. My thanks and condolences in regards to your Brother. I had a brother Officer who hailed from Detroit. His father was killed in a shootout when he was younger.

        • There’s no more or less corruption, stupidity, and mental illness in any profession.

          • Jack Bauer

            This……my friend….is a stone fact.

    • Thank you for your service.

      • Jack Bauer

        You are very welcome. Thank you for supporting us. I know in today’s political climate, it can be difficult sometimes. It’s always appreciated by the people that work hard to earn that trust.

        • Support all the way. And not only because my Dad and my Uncle are retired police officers. I know many. This is a job where every day might be your last day. And not from natural causes, but as a result of protecting others. As selfless as it gets.

          • LongtimeLurker

            What? Your family is so much cooler than mine.

            • Yeah, may be, but you are cooler than me.

            • LongtimeLurker

              I doubt that.

              But we can argue about over a drink when we eventually meet. ; )

            • It will escalate into a bromance pretty quick.

            • Rasha

              Mine too. (still love ’em, tho!!)

    • LongtimeLurker

      I’m really enjoying your new show Designated Survivor Mr Bauer.

      Well said.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Thank you Jack Bauer, for putting it so well. And thank you for all you have done to protect your fellow citizens at great personal risk to yourself, for so many years. I have known several cops and they have honesty and integrity. This guy is a cheat and fraud and it fits that we works for Co$.

  • Anony-Lurker

    I never liked the Sea Org fake naval uniforms and always thought it was really disrespectful to all serviceman and service women.

    I wonder how man Sea Org people have seen this over the years? I’m sure it must bug those who had.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8jVGzop6o

  • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

    Hell yeah, Leah!!! Grab his balls, throw it on the floor, stomp it then make him eat it!!!!!

  • Daril Cinquanta? Welcome to the frontpage of the Bunker – lol

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • LocalSP

    Tommy Davis whale sucker.

    • Kestrel

      It’s gonna be difficult to explain those stretch marks.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Now this is a great entheta Halloween costume!
    (refresh)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BMPtcr-ABJR/

    • LongtimeLurker

      That’s great.

  • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

    This would be the perfect day to give loser his monkey suit. Trick or treaters love monkeys at the circus show.

  • So Leah makes a series about how creepy Scientology is.
    And they go ahead and prove it.
    A play within a play.
    Thank you Mr. Captain David Miscavige. You, sir, are a genius.

    Hopefully, with a professional crew, they capture some great stuff. And use it.

    • someone could make a series about a series about how creepy Scientology is.

    • ithilien

      maybe it will be part of the show. Just handed them an episode.

  • Harpoona Frittata

    I’m not going to mention any names here, but that pic posted yesterday of Leah with her four wise beard ASC advisors got me thinking: Who’s NOT in this pic and who’s probably also NOT part of Leah’s 8-part series either?

    If that is indeed the case, then being left off of the paid cult expert gravy train, while others were brought on board, may go a long way toward explaining the timing of a certain someone’s seemingly out-of-the-blue full on hissy fit, complete with near-hysterical pitch whinging and something nasty to say about almost everyone except his own personal petting zoo followers

    While the old adage, “Follow the money” when trying to figure out almost anything remains as true today as it has always been, the converse is true as well: “Pay attention to where the money didn’t go”. Could all of that butt hurt galactica maximus have been due to He Who Shall Not Be Named getting dealt out of the game?

    • Vice versa.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Voldemort?

      Hastur? Hastur The Unspeakable?

      Elvis!

    • OOkpik

      Perhaps he declined an invitation. Ha!

    • ithilien

      Marty Larue would not have been able to do it anyway due to the undiscosed details of his settlement agreement, still it would have been nice to be asked.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Marty Larue.

        Are we saving all these in a document somewhere?

    • Chee Chalker

      I noticed that while Leah was surrounded by the fora of ASC elite, there was one missing.
      One who has risen above the inimical projections of bad behavior onto the head of the Scientology religion, Mr. David Miscavige.
      Why do I get the feeling that somewhere someone is brushing old uniform braids?

  • FredEX2

    What say we all dress up and go Trick or Treating at Big Blue and scare the bejebus outta the Scientologists? Boo! 👻
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28a61e04ca0146e2318b08121bee6502564baecc39bb52b6c3a8be3e9116d58a.jpg

    • LongtimeLurker

      I would so be up for that if I was in the right hemisphere.

      We could all say “Trick or treat?” simultaneously in a dead monotone. Then just stand there staring at them.

      No, that’s mean.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Time again for this golden oldie – Happy Halloween everyone!
    https://youtu.be/NAjESYe9v5w

  • Kestrel

    OT: After spending three days in Aruba, the Freewinds snuck out of its moorage at 8 minutes after midnight and is back in Curaça, but not in dry dock again. Yet.

  • FredEX2
    • iampissed

      Your bad

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    CO$ were at Alien Con this weekend – “The first Alien Con! What the hell is an Alien Con? Well, Im glad you
    asked – the history channel put on this truly strange idea of a convention based on the TV show “Ancient Aliens.” Its basically a show where the idea is that ancient peoples were too stupid to do the things they did, therefore alien.”

    PHOTO CAPTION – “Scientology taking over the place. Watch those Thetans, people!”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/48c063aecdfd74842f45b67dfd2e1333f01c80562b17dad2f7ea8d2506695b77.png

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Zombie LRH! Actually he’s never looked better IMO 😉

    PHOTO CAPTION – “L.Ron Hubbard – who wants to learn about Scientology? #halloween #queenstown #newzealand

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/864381334517c363b8e46728764fcc97d4e10c45d6bb290d84a45e5e0c671689.png

    • Kestrel

      He needs to do something about those perfect teeth of his.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Even the world’s nicest (tied) nation mocks you Scientology.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Did you see that there is a clam who claims to be running for MP in NZ?

  • smew

    Wait, Drew Peterson is working as a Scientology PI now??

    • LongtimeLurker

      One of them made it to Alice Springs.

      Musta been hot in that clown makeup.

      • Observer

        It looks closer to Katherine

        • LongtimeLurker

          I thought it was off, but then I was like “surely they just went to the Alice” rather than somewhere nearish.

          I’m a terrible Australian.

          • Observer

            I’m a weird map freak. I can look at them for hours.

            • Liberated

              I thought I was the only person who was “map crazy”?

            • ohh no!

            • chukicita

              Same here. Ever read “The Island of Lost Maps” by Miles Harvey?

            • Observer

              No, never heard of it

            • chukicita

              It’s a true story about a guy who cut maps out of library books and inflated their value on the black market before selling them. He’s in jail now. But it’s also a well-told story about the author and his love of maps. I liked it, anyway.

            • LongtimeLurker

              I’m super-impressed you picked out that difference just then.

              I could get Melbourne and maybe Sydney right, without checking.

            • me too

            • 3 hours ago i was just about to write “lol” but then my internet went down! Hope it’s not to late 🙂 Hey you like “driving” around on google street-view too?

            • LongtimeLurker

              I lost mine for almost a full day, until about 5 hours ago.

              It was hell.

            • Observer

              Only if I’m looking for a specific place.

            • oh! then it’s not that bad… I have Obsessive Map Disorder (OMD)

            • Missionary Kid

              I’m another. If you go straight west from the northern tip of Maine, you will go right across Seatac Airport, which is south of Seattle, Washington. (The reason that Maine looks further north on maps is because of the projection used to depict a sphere on a flat map.)

              If you go straight south from Reno, Nevada, you will hit the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. (California is actually banana -shaped, with Nevada a wedge, nestled in the crook of the banana).

              Baltimore, Maryland, is north of San Francisco and Sacramento, CA.

            • Juicer77

              And is home to delicious steamed crustaceans and sassy wimmins. 😉

            • Robert Eckert

              Do you ever read railroad timetables just for amusement? (“Oxford” personality test question)

            • Observer

              Haha, nope

            • Robert Eckert

              That’s a relief!

    • Ella Raitch

      Great to see that Scientology’s only major centre in Australia is in what looks to be around Barkly, Northern Territory, a place with 8000 people in 100,000 square miles…

      eejits!

      http://myplanet.omniversum.ch/australia/northernterritory/barkly/Barkly_Hwy_NT-Border_ThreeWays_11240.jpg

  • Rasha

    Okay…. just spent 2 1/2 hours perfecting the makeup and outfit, in addition to getting the house ready for trick-or-treaters, and for what? Maybe 10 kids??? Really? Then at least 45 minutes to get all the spirit gum and latex off??? To be fair, Rasha has cool neighbors that make wicked good apple cider, and have the bestest rum to season it with…. heh heh…. mmmmmmm…. heh heh…..

    But still! That was a lot of work!!! Oh, by the way, O/T.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Pics?

    • Dox?

      • LongtimeLurker

        Plox?

        • dungeon master

          I believe that would be Dics.

      • Rasha

        Sorry. Can’t prove a damn thing, and I’m-OH! Crap! Dropped all the candy. I’ll get it! I got this.. No no no, I got it. Just gonna….. just… hold on….. Okay, I — all the candy. There it is. I got … this… (yawn)….. I’m just gonna…. just. Down here. With the candy…. I’m-a just… I’ll…..

        …zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzSNORTzzzzzzzzzzzz……

        • thetastic

          You in the wrong neighborhood, lady. My two kids, count em, two, hauled in SEVENTEEN POUNDS. For serious. What am I gonna do with all this?

          • LongtimeLurker

            Am transferring cost of express postage to you via Paypal.

          • Juicer77

            What the what!?!

        • ok then – Trick or Treat?

      • iampissed

        Yes…lol

    • pat k

      I live on a dead end street and have been ringing my own doorbell for fun! My attire was leggings of the headless horseman. I am sure you looked great!

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Mm mm mm..rum and applecider🍁🍂

    • kemist

      They ran away from my house. I look like a zombie – a zombie that coughs greenish brown, slimy stuff. No, you don’t want candy from me right now.

      I caught a strep. House should be quarantined shortly.

      • Juicer77

        Feel better soon!

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      It’s not just your neighborhood Rasha. I was ready to do whatever my son wanted to do for Halloween. His Monday Jiu Jitsu class was cancelled so I asked him what he wanted to do, his response? “Mom, can you just turn the porch light off and not answer the door? Lets watch a movie.” He wasn’t interested at all, and after a long day, I was grateful. So I turned it off and every time I peeked out, no one. Didn’t seem very popular around here either.

  • FredEX2

    Did anyone lose their Thetan? There’s been one spotted running around the neighborhood…🎃
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e992f3b87dbb30e825769ff6b97abefb938d7afaf70165214bda43c2d296ca59.jpg

    • LongtimeLurker

      Ohhh…that’s much better than the usual homemade xenomorph costume.

      I applause.

    • Missionary Kid

      I am tempted to say that they caught the spirit of my ex, but it’s really the spirit of LRH and his words.

  • Thank you Leah and Everyone.

  • FredEX2

    Every time a bell rings a kitten gets their wings 🎃 Happy Halloween!
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e1c2059fadf4412667364cc68e00809312a33d0c626567a6f17bf793eec1f09.jpg

    • LongtimeLurker

      Arg!

      Too…cute…

    • redfisch

      Damn, FredEX2, you’re on a roll tonight!

      • FredEX2

        Just having a little Halloween fun 👻

    • Awww!

  • LongtimeLurker

    I see Baby here, vote-upping.

  • “I don’t like being followed” ~ Tom Cruise’s most recent movie character.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Lol!

      But It’s different when it’s ecclesiastical.

    • Juicer77

      o.O

  • OOkpik

    It’s MINE. all mine.
    Go ahead Buster. Make my day!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d231a1ad2fb913ff2f2c3c63c292413f7773e823d5f6fbadc62029791aac6fee.jpg
    eta: I believe this is a young lynx.

  • noseinabk

    After walking for quite some way and traversing some steep hills to be an accomplice to the kid regging for free candy I was maybe moaning and groaning on that last clime. The brat told me that she would give me a participation award. Since I don’t eat candy she said she would give me her pamphlet from the “creepy guy” who told her it was a way to find god.
    *yay* My kid gets it that I will look into this guys church and see if it is some fringe group or mainstream.
    She attended a Halloween party this week and came home with some questions. The invitation from her friend was casual and hinted at a family group that had an annual blowout party for Halloween. I had that little niggle that said this is a church thing. It looked like a family reunion until some younger members asked her what sect ( she thought they said steak) she belonged to. She was also perplexed as to why they crossed arms in prayer.
    The answer I found with the Google is the latter day saints cross arms ??? It bothers me that this group tried so hard to get friends to attend this party and mask it as a simple family Halloween party.

    • Creeps. My old church used to do that stuff too — have a “harvest festival” and preach at unsuspecting “potential converts”

      • Juicer77

        I have such a problem with that sneaky approach. Church events should always clearly state WHO is hosting (including their denominational affiliation, if any) and an invitation issued to attend separate worship/Bible study events if the person so chooses. Tricking people is never a good way to make friends in the community.

    • It should bother any parent. Unfortantly some parents don’t know to watch for things like that. Good for you instead going with her 🙂

    • Juicer77

      If you are up to it, I would have an honest and calm conversation with the parents that this is NOT. OKAY. Kids using the word “sect”? Sounds super shady to me.

      • noseinabk

        I am definitely not rocking that boat ( big chicken, I know). Many people here have a small town mentality and this is a large local family. The knowledge that my daughter is inoculated against this kind of thing will do for now.

    • Robert Eckert

      Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Halloween? — Because they can’t stand the thought of strangers knocking on their door.

      • noseinabk

        Haha! I would love to trick or treat at their door at 8 am. Turnabout is fair play.

  • John Prince

    ..somehow, I’m thinking these fools shouldn’t be stalking Leah Remini , rather they should be running AWAY from her! My Super-DOOPER-Wog senses can feel a nasty footbullet coming…more like a footPATRIOT-MISSLE!

  • Flying High

    “church” doesn’t see the real media power Leah has. Leah puts up a post re: Halloween and in one hour gets 3,000+ instant ‘likes.’ – On ‘dear leader’s’ ecclesiastical page a post 29 mins ago got 1 ‘like’ – post of an hour ago got 3 ‘likes.’ You see the comparison. Thus Leah can easily send her audience over to ‘dear leader’s’ page to ‘help’ out with the lack of traffic where they all can ask why a PI was put on Leah…

    • LongtimeLurker

      They’ll never get it. The combination of their own ‘wins’ and the Church’s propaganda that Scientology is booming and the tech is awesome wil allow the true believers to continue convincing themselves that all this “media stuff” is ineffectual nonsense.

      • FredEX2

        Or a product of SPs and the PTS-ness of the misguided public due to ‘religious’ bigotry and hate…bc afterall ya know…according to CoS…everyone is ‘out to get them’.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Yeah, good point.

          It either doesn’t matter, or it’s the ‘bad guys’ doing it.

          Now I haz sads for them. Again.

          • It is extreamly sad.

      • Why would they get it? They already know everything.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Right. If Source or COB didn’t say it, I don’t need to know it.

          • Yes. Its a big problem I had until leaving. If it wasn’t written or condoned by ron I didn’t read it. Only good thing about that was I wouldn’t listen to David Miscavaige either. Glad that’s over with 🙂

            • LongtimeLurker

              Sorry Cece, I either forgot or didn’t realize you were an ex. I would have been less glib (oops) in my response if I had.

              Glad you’re out.

              I know you probably didn’t openly discuss it, but do you have an idea of what percentage of Scientologists are dismissive of Miscavige like you were?

            • I’d say it would be mostly the Tech trained ones because inhearant with that training comes certainty only LRH knows. I’d say 10-20percent. We lost a large number to cancer, alcohalism etc and most have been trained and collapsed when tech started getting changed by dm.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Thanks for that. Very interesting.

            • I should add … or they up and left and are doing fine 🙂

            • LongtimeLurker

              Good!

            • That is why its so important for us all to speak out. It makes it much easier for the ones leaving since say 08. Its got to be real hard to get all the way out alone.

    • I can hardly wait to see her show. I’ve not seen but a couple hours of the 1st one. All Xes shd tune in for the free therapy 🙂

      • Kid Kat

        Me too Cece! My calendar is set, Nov. 9, ten p.m.!

    • Missionary Kid

      The fact that $cientologists are discouraged, if not prohibited from looking at anything that is counter to what they have been told means that they live in an echo chamber.

      We kid about being an Anti Scientologist Cult, but no-one is prevented from reading or listening to anything counter to what most of us believe, or what has been stated. We don’t insist that someone follow a party line, but there is general broad agreement here that most of us feel that $cientology is basically destructive and evil because of the cruel way in which it treats people, both in and out of $cientology.

      There’s so few $cientologists left that they would have to put out a special effort to get the number of “likes” for LRH, or DM, or $cientology anywhere near those that Leah Remini gets.

      Even when I, as a protestor, talk to $cientologists and have a “conversation”, for the most part, no real communication takes place because they are trained to classify anything we say as basically, “wog speak” which has no content, according to Co$ because we are degraded beings and don’t follow LRH.

      Having Lisa Marie Presley working against $cientology behind the scenes has been bad enough for it, but now, to have Leah openly producing and promoting a show that exposes $cientology’s abuses, will have a lot more influence than their crappy magazine or websites or pronouncements by some sock puppet who won’t appear live.

      • Kid Kat

        Even when I, as a protestor, talk to $cientologists and have a “conversation”, for the most part, no real communication takes place because they are trained to classify anything we say as basically, “wog speak” which has no content, according to Co$ because we are degraded beings and don’t follow LRH.

        MK, that is sad. They are missing out on so much.

        • Missionary Kid

          Unfortunately, it’s true. The thought stopping process is strong in dedicated $cientologists. Few will talk to you, or even acknowledge you exist if you’re protesting. It used to be that they would “confront and shatter.” Now most avoid you as if you’re nearly invisible. The few that even talk to you are usually sent out to divert your attention away from moving around and showing your sign. All cannot comprehend what you are saying because they either have different definitions for points to be discussed, or they are convinced that you are paid by big pharma to protest.

          “You see what you want to see, you hear what you want to hear.” Says the Rockman – The Point by Harry Nilsson. 1971 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2a-_dvxtN0

  • FredEX2

    A Halloween Spell be cast on Scientology
    To stop them from committing criminology
    As the Raven calls
    And the crow flies
    Keep their lips from telling lies
    A drop of bee essence
    And a frog leg too,
    To lock the doors
    Of Big ole Blue
    Stir in just a pinch of mole
    And Let them out,
    ~Those in the hole.
    Stir it with hickory
    Dickory and dock
    To remind Miscavige
    He’s on the clock
    Bring it to a roiling boil
    To bring some rest
    To the slaves that toil
    Add a jar of rabbit belly,
    To right the wrongs
    And bring back Shelly.
    A pinch of fairy dust
    To end her strife
    And give her back
    Her own rightful life.
    Add cockroach powder,
    And a wing of dragonfly
    To save humankind,
    From the Xenu lie,
    A pinch of newt,
    The hair of hag,
    Empty out Harrison
    And close up Flag.
    Clear out Clearwater,
    Set the Planet free
    …and everyone have a Happy Halloween 🎃👻👽

    Thank you for letting me play here on the Bunker today Tony.
    Good night all.
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39a6ac600fe4ec4abab08bac26242d639858c551e451a35197dd9407c8803ead.jpg

    • LongtimeLurker

      You win.

      • FredEX2

        Yaaaay! What did I win? !!!

        • LongtimeLurker

          The Internet. For that amazing piece of work.

          But only for 24 hours. Then the competition starts all over again.

    • OOkpik

      Thanks for all the laughs, FredEX. <3

    • daisy

      Very good, I enjoyed all your cats yesterday too.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse
    • Snippy_X

      hey Boo

  • Kid Kat

    Shall we upvote this commenter at TMZ?
    http://www.tmz.com/2016/10/31/mariah-carey-james-packer-breakup-settlement-home-tommy-davis/#disqus_anchor

    Chocolate Velvet • 9 hours ago
    One thing is certain — if Tommy Davis is back in Packer’s life, it is not to help him “control spending”, except in the sense of ensuring that all of his money goes to the cult of scientology. They expect their very rich members to give millions of dollars every year. Google “scientology whales” for some stunning examples.

    If Packer was spending his money on his fiancé and enjoying his life with her, his “church” would see that as a great wrong. Being “PTS to the middle class” is what they call it when you want to spend your money on things like a home or a college fund or travel or whatever. Any good scientologist would automatically want to dedicate all of their money, and any money they can beg borrow or steal, to the cause of “clearing the planet”. If the cult finds out you feel otherwise, it is off to the ethics officer with you.
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    • LongtimeLurker

      Oh god, I swore I’d never go back after the Jim Carrey article.

      But okay, good call.

      I’ll meet you over there.

    • Robert Eckert

      Chocolate Velvet takes one for the team!

    • Harpoona Frittata

      How do you know for sure if someone is a real deal Kool-Aid drinker? When they talk about prudent financial planning to pay for college, retirement or having a plan to get out of debt and pay off the home mortgage as being “PTS to the middle class”. These folks are PTS to their own damn money-grubbing cherch and its “give us your money or we’ll repo your thetan” policy.

      It’s hard to for me to maintain compassion for idiots, but I know it’s the right thing to do so I persevere 😉

    • Missionary Kid

      Chocolate Velvet is a long-time poster here in the Bunker, for anyone who hasn’t been around. She hasn’t posted here that much over the last year.

      • Kid Kat

        I’ve only been here for about two years and that’s the first time I’ve seen CV.

        • Missionary Kid

          She has popped up much more recently than that: IIRC, about 6 months ago. It’s easy to miss someone amid the hundreds of comments each day if they only make one or two. CV was very active about 3 years ago.

  • abdaman

    Not to nitpick but TMZ is not “pinning” the MC and JP breakup on Davis, they interviewed some of Mariah Carey’s friends and it’s those friends that alledge Tommy Davis was a large factor in their breakup. You wouldn’t want someone citing your article and saying “Tony Ortega alleges Tommy Davis broke up MC and JP!” That would not be intellectually honest

  • Kid Kat

    Oh boy, another. Upvote this comment with our proprietor’s name in it?
    http://www.tmz.com/2016/10/31/mariah-carey-james-packer-breakup-settlement-home-tommy-davis/#disqus_anchor

    sizzle8 • 10 hours ago
    For the record, Tommy Davis is still a Scientologist.
    He’s been introducing his pal Michael Doven (who used to spy on Tom Cruise for the head of Scientology) to other movie industry people.
    Also “Tommy, in a deposition he gave in January 2014, claimed that he was just “on leave” from the Sea Org and was still a member of the Church of Scientology.”
    Tony Ortega covered this in one of his stories.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Orsum!

  • The cherch is so much fun:

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  • Kid Kat

    Oh my goodness! Okay I quit… lol. My apologies in advance to Tony if I’ve committed a no no.
    http://www.tmz.com/2016/10/31/mariah-carey-james-packer-breakup-settlement-home-tommy-davis/#disqus_anchor

    Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods • 12 hours ago
    LMAO, Scientology. As if organized religion couldn’t get any more goofy, greedy and quixotic. Seriously, Youtube anything of their’s about Xenu (the wonky space alien who kidnapped other aliens and exploded in a volcano. That’s the god of their religion), and wonder how anyone can believe this, or just how mellow your bad acid trip actually was.

    Start cutting off their non-profit status and see how quick they fold.

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    jlenoconel Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods • 5 hours ago
    Its like Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency. Dumb moron of a woman is clearly making money from what she’s doing but she’s registered as a non profit. She has cult like followers too.
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    Prettysmile Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods • 11 hours ago
    I agree but I really think his people probably want her to go away and shut up. I think she will walk away with something. Hopefully he learn a lesson that gold diggers come in all shape, sizes, and wallets.
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    Alexandyr Rahl Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods • 11 hours ago
    Scientology has nothing to do with this other than the Davis guy was a former scientologist who left
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    sizzle8 Alexandyr Rahl • 11 hours ago
    Wrong.
    He’s still a Scientologist.
    He left the inner core but never left the cult.
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    Prettysmile sizzle8 • 11 hours ago
    Agreed. It appears that the bulk of Scientology followers are wealthy…coincidence?
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    sizzle8 Prettysmile • 11 hours ago
    Actually, the bulk of public scientologists have been cleaned out moneywise. But, there are some very rich ones called “whales” that donate huge sums.
    On the other hand, the vast majority of workers/staff members are paid $50/week for over 100 hours of work/week.
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    HollywoodLuvR Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods • 11 hours ago
    And also watch The Master
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    • LongtimeLurker

      I hope it’s not a no-no, cause I’ve done it too.

  • Dave Reams
    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Maybe it’s just because it’s Halloween and I’ve been dodging hobgoblins all night but Packer’s head/face always looks a little off to me. Kinda like he could play the monster in a production of Frankenstein and need very little make-up. I hope that doesn’t sound too mean. Anyone who would want to get within 50 feet of that creep Tommy Davis, let alone hire him, deserves whatever he gets.

      • LongtimeLurker

        He got his dad’s looks, that’s for sure.

        F5
        http://www.famous-entrepreneurs.com/images/kerry-packer.jpg

        • Liberated

          Oh puke!

          • LongtimeLurker

            The father was a nasty piece of work.

            Not “Rupert Murdoch nasty”, but still.

            Weird that such a small country made two such awful media magnates.

            Sorry about that, world.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Honestly, I first heard of Packer from the Bunker. The dad is definitely not attractive but at least his head looks in proportion here. Sonny’s, not so much.

            • LongtimeLurker

              The Murdochs and the Packers were the two big media families in Australia.

              Packer’s holdings were mostly within Australia (except for World Series Cricket which he started). There was a lot of outcry over him owning too much media, and it all having the same political bias.

              Meanwhile under Rupert, the Murdochs bought a bunch of newspapers in the UK (not the good ones) and then a bunch in the US, he skewed them all violently to the right (more than they were), then started Fox and now we’ve got anti-intellectualism, Intelligent Design in schools, an illegal war in Iraq to find WMDs that never existed and Trump. And that’s why we can’t have nice things.

              …go Aussies…

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Isn’t Murdoch older than dirt? And he just married Mick Jagger’s ex. Media moguls are always wack. William Randolph Hearst, anyone? That dude was responsible for a war and was probably a murderer (William Ince). I don’t think your Aussie blokes will be able to top that. At least I hope not! 😉

            • LongtimeLurker

              Good point.

              Hearst wins.

            • Missionary Kid

              The war that Hearst started was the Spanish – American war. “Remember the Maine” was the war cry of the Hearst newspapers, because the battleship Maine blew up in Havana harbor.

              A subsequent Navy inquiry showed that the reason it blew up was not because of sabotage or a Spanish bomb or torpedo, but because the coal in the coal bunker, where coal was stored, would spontaneously combust because of the humidity, was located right next to the ammunition bunker, separated by only one wall.

              The coal fire got hot enough to heat up the steel wall and set off the ammunition stored on the other side of the wall.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Oh, and yes. James has a big freakin’ head.

              In fact it’s even larger than it looks in photos, because there’s 6′ 6″ of the big bastard.

              It’s about the size of two rice-cookers sitting one atop the other.

    • Ella Raitch

      So grubby!

      • LongtimeLurker

        Mariah? Packer? Jezebel?

        Me?

        How’s the theatre going?

        • Ella Raitch

          8 down, 3 to go

          Well received – I’m knackered

          • LongtimeLurker

            Well done, you!

  • Missionary Kid

    At a public Halloween party, I met a man who was wearing a life vest of the type used in 1912, and on it was stamped, “Titanic.” It turns out that he’s a marine historian, and the life vest was a replica made for the movie Titanic. He got it because he consulted some on the movie.

    I ended up talking to him, along with his friend, who had been a Jehovah’s Witness. We ended up in a discussion about cults. I brought up $cientology, which he was somewhat familiar with over the years. When I mentioned that I had done a little bit of demonstrating against $cientology. He turned to me and said to be careful, because they had made people disappear.

    The word is out: beware of $cientology.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      “because they had made people disappear” – Heber and Shelly, but to name a few.

      • Missionary Kid

        I think he was referring to even earlier disappearances, believe it or not.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          I do not doubt it for a second.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Do we know about those?

          • Missionary Kid

            There are odd things that have happened to protesters, (like JennyatLAX recently, who is still around, but was forced to move), and other people who have dropped from sight. I think it’s a rumor, but I still would urge people to be very careful. Fair game is still in effect.

            There are suspicious deaths and suicides that some people maintain were hits. I’m not going to speculate one way or the other or mention instances

            • Juicer77

              The Co$ has certainly been recalcitrant, or even a hindrance, when authorities try to investigate accidental deaths/suicides/homicides that involve anyone remotely connected to them. This is not to say that they are necessarily guilty of causing these acts (except through the mind-screw that really messes people up). Just that they don’t care about justice or grieving families who need answers, only about their own reputation and safety. Like you I won’t speculate on “hits.” That’s not something I can speak to with any factual knowledge.

            • LongtimeLurker

              Yeah, absolutely people need to be careful.

              I wasn’t trying to drag speculation out of you MK, I just didn’t know if this was something Tony had reported on before my Sci-watching days. But anyhoo…

              You know, even if the worst case scenario (hits, etc) isn’t true, it’s still a certainty that they are guilty of manslaughter (Lisa McPherson) and whatever it’s called when you stop dozens (hundreds?) of people from seeking medical attention for treatable conditions that then kill them (also manslaughter?).

              And then of course there’s driving several people to suicide.

            • Missionary Kid

              I know one ex personally who they tried to drive to suicide, and he came very close to making the attempt. He is one of the nicest people I know.

              The way that they push “alternative” methods to cure medical problems is criminal, especially trying to save money on medical costs for those in the sea org. Their “no drugs” policy has permanently damaged some people I know.

              Their reliance on quack Hulda Clark, who wrote, The Cure For All Cancers is a prime example. BTW, Hulda died of cancer.

              I am fortunate enough to never be in $cientology, so they don’t have any central files on me. That makes it harder for them to reach out and “touch” me, but it isn’t impossible. I have a certain amount of safety because I only rarely protest, so there is a low visibility on my part, and, with everything else going on, I’m not worth their while (so far) to fair game me.

    • LongtimeLurker

      That’s good news!

      What is a “public” Halloween party?

      Also, Titanic is one of my favourite films*.

      *You’re right Daisy, it wasn’t your fault.

      • Missionary Kid

        It was one put on by a church, on the associated Christian school’s football field. Kids could play all sorts of games, and was like a large block party, with over 1000 people there. Dinner and treats, like popcorn, funnel cakes, popcorn, apple slices with caramel and snow cones were included with the price of admission. (A friend bought my ticket for me). It was mostly little kids and parents. The costumes were cute on the kids, and a lot of the parents had on costumes, too.

        One large person had a T-shirt on that said, “The doctor said, ‘exercise’. I heard, ‘more fries’.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Oh, yeah. Derp. Sorry.

          Sounds like fun actually. Good one.

          Good on that large person for owning it (I guess).

          • Missionary Kid

            I laughed at the T-shirt and told him I thought it was a good one. He appreciated it.

  • LongtimeLurker

    Are the UK and SA shifts on?

  • Eliza Doolittle

    Is Leah’s show going to be entirely dedicated to exposing Scientology or is it just going to be one facet of it?

    – Second question – Will we be able to see it in the UK?

    • Juicer77

      Excellent questions. Sure sounds like that will be the focus. Not the least because the Co$ itself is ASKING to be outed as a nasty, stalking group of meanies by following Ms. Remini. Not sure about the UK. Perhaps there is some way we can set up a Periscope feed without violating any copyrights…

      • Eliza Doolittle

        Thanks, guys.
        Yeah, it seems like they don’t even possess the requisite intelligence and self-awareness to realise that they are giving her even more material (if it were needed) to use by harassing her so openly? Demented bastards.

        Thanks for the info on tuning in, both of you. I will await your instruction..;)

        I guess it is possible it could be shown here, anyway.. Here’s hoping.

        • Juicer77

          It’s Policy. From Source. So it’s infallible. They think.

          • Eliza Doolittle

            I think that stepfordesque obedience is one of the scariest things about these bastards.

    • LongtimeLurker

      According to The Hollywood Reporter (a reputable source) it’s completely Scientology focussed.

      It’s an A& E production. Channel4 shows some of their stuff. If not it will be on whichever station shows Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars and Bates Motel. Do you get those?

      Important to bear in mind that she may be wanting to push Leah “the brand”, so that may distract from Scientology, where a more hard-hitting show would stay focussed (like “this episode Leah gets a makeover, because she wasn’t allowed to in Scientology”*).

      *That was a stupid example.

      • LongtimeLurker

        btw, there’s an A&E app, although it won’t let you see the show until a while after broadcast (maybe a couple of months?)

        It’s US and Canada only, but there’s good odds I could tell you how to set up your device so the app thinks you’re in the US.

        I did it with US and UK Netflix and US Hulu (which I paid for, in case anyone was wondering).

        It’s not even illegal.

      • Juicer77

        Great point re: “the brand.” Ms. Remini is a canny marketer of her own talents and it bears keeping in mind.

        • LongtimeLurker

          I don’t think it will ruin the show. But it’s unlikely to be, say 60 Minutes in its heyday.

          But that’s a good thing, I think.

          It may reach people who wouldn’t watch a more newsy/investigative show.

          • Juicer77

            Agreed. It is a good thing. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

  • madame duran

    …delete…

  • Juicer77

    Somewhat O/T – this morning on SkyNews there was an interesting report on the number of Islamic fundamentalists convicted for UK terror plots who have served their time and been released from prison. Great perspective from Hanif Qadir who says that Imams in the prison systems are not properly trained to cope with/treat the extreme fundamentalist thought patterns. It all goes back to figuring out WHY people join these groups, and how these groups use thought control. Prison time only serves to fuel the fires of the belief that landed them there in the first place. ETA: I DO believe convicted felons should serve their time for these crimes. http://news.sky.com/story/warning-as-hundreds-of-jailed-terrorists-back-on-uk-streets-10639848