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In Scientology, dancing in a conga line might end up costing you thousands

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[Kiwis dancing in a conga line in order to pledge money on a whiteboard]

After the week we’ve had — with the heart-wrenching scenes with Bonny Elliott and Amy Scobee in Leah Remini’s A&E series, for example — we thought it would be good to start things off today with a little levity.

It’s been a while since we got a look at Scientology’s fundraising foibles, which used to be more of a staple around here. But even though it’s been some time, we think you’ll see that things haven’t changed a bit.

Local Scientologists are still under enormous pressure from the international landlord office to raise huge sums of money for “Ideal Orgs,” expensive new facilities that replace older churches around the world. Scientology leader David Miscavige calls this “expansion,” but these new orgs aren’t appearing in previously unplowed territory. They merely replace existing orgs, and there’s no evidence that they boost local membership. To the contrary, plenty of evidence suggests that they tend to be lifeless, empty places after the crowds of a grand opening slip away.

So how do you get Scientologists, who are already hounded regularly for huge payments for expensive courses and other frequent donations, motivated to spend even more money on buildings that they don’t need? Scientology’s solution is to try and make the monthly fleecings seem fun by turning them into costume parties, with plenty of fake enthusiasm. How many times have we seen Scientologists dressing up as Star Wars characters or pirates or 30s gangsters so they can pretend they’re having fun being pressured to write large checks?

One place where this is going on is New Zealand, where fundraising for an Ideal Org has been going on for a couple of years. There are only a tiny number of Scientologists in New Zealand — even the church’s international office had to admit that the locals couldn’t raise enough money to cover the millions of dollars an Ideal Org typically costs, and announced that a “grant” from the International Association of Scientologists would bear much of the cost. But the locals are being pushed to donate, and one of our tipsters found some precious videos the Kiwi Scientologists have put together for recent fundraising events.

We hope you enjoy these as much as we did.

 

Guess! Who is coming?! from ANZO IDEAL ORGS on Vimeo.

Team NZ-2 from ANZO IDEAL ORGS on Vimeo.

We are the team from ANZO IDEAL ORGS on Vimeo.

 
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KenDandar2Ken Dandar has achieved Total Freedom

Tampa attorney Ken Dandar has been through one of the most complex and crazy legal fights in Scientology litigation history, and we don’t want to attempt to summarize it for this update. (Here’s a recent explainer if you want more background.) The upshot is that at one point, Dandar had been saddled by a Florida state court with a ruinous $1 million judgment payable to the Church of Scientology, and the church was starting to take actions to collect that money as harshly as possible.

But then an appellate decision overturned the judgment, and Dandar could breathe a sigh of relief. But even then, we said that things were still a bit up in the air. Dandar had filed a federal lawsuit to try and quash what the state court was doing to him. And although Scientology’s judgment over Dandar had been reversed, it was really only on a technicality, and the appeals court told Scientology that if it wanted to pursue the matter, it could file a new lawsuit against Dandar in state court.

So we waited to see what would happen, and now it turns out that all of the litigation between Dandar and the church has been ended. Scientology did file a new state action, but it has now been dismissed — as well as Dandar’s federal lawsuit — as the two sides have dropped the litigation and agreed to pay their own costs.

Dandar is no longer suing or being sued by the Church of Scientology, which comes to some relief to him, he told us this week.

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

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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  • As far off the topic as you can get:
    Here’s something to start your Saturday night rocking.
    Not really. But this is the oldest known melody.
    “The Oldest known musical melody performed by the very talented Michael Levy on the Lyre. This ancient musical fragment dates back to 1400 B.C.E. and was discovered in the 1950’s in Ugarit, Syria. It was interpreted by Dr. Richard Dumbrill. He wrote a book entitled “The Archaeomusicology of the Ancient Near East.” Here is a link to it:

    http://sas.academia.edu/RichardDumbri

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpxN2VXPMLc

  • PalaceAthena

    No wonder $cientology is such a successful religion, business, money-making scam. This is a group that knows how to beg/reg for money. You, Tony, clearly have a lot to learn. Do you really think a sweet, thoughtful note from you and an easy-to-understand explanation from your webmaster/lawyer is all it takes to get people to make a donation? Where are the harassing phone calls? Where is the endless junk mail? And would it have been so hard to set up a robocall from Bart Simpson? I fear you will never reach the upper levels if you continue this way. 🙂

  • Jimmy3

    I wanna know what theta is
    I want you to shooowwww meeeee

  • What’sup

    Some guys from my town made a band with some guys from Lurkers town.
    They kick ass.
    https://youtu.be/mMAWvSpnqdE

    • Not bad!….at all

    • LongtimeLurker

      Team up!

      • daisy

        Why are you up so late -early ?

        • Liberated

          I think it’s 11:30 in looker world.

        • Liberated

          Isn’t it weird you and I are the same time?
          It’s cold here, 30’s.

        • LongtimeLurker

          Crippling insomnia darling.

          I usually do things that might help me sleep, which isn’t The Bunker because it engages the brain (in a good way).

          But I did a drive-by and just had to reply to one of your comments and here as well, since I was mentioned.

          Tmi?

  • Frodis73

    Thought you guys would find this interesting…we all know scientology will be thrilled if this guy is approved. The link is just a re-cap but if you go to the link to Talking Points in the story you can get even more info.

    Welcome to the age of pseudoscience and magic…and woo, lots of woo. Thanks TRUMP! F U.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/12/3/1606348/-Trump-s-HHS-pick-is-an-extremist-who-proudly-consorts-with-alt-medical-quacks-and-lunatics

  • This tweet got legs… been slowly rotating for days
    https://twitter.com/JonathonBarbera/status/804834835835469824

    • ETA: it’s not the original one, he made one earlier with the same text and links

    • Chee Chalker

      Re: Superpower

      “Release imminent”
      (this was 1997)
      Delivered by Super Power
      auditors at FSO (Flag) and might also
      be delivered to staff at Class Vs
      who have completed KTL (in English
      speaking organizations) and LOC.
      Release of this rundown is expected
      to make planetary clearing and
      the expanding of all service
      organizations to the size of old
      Saint Hill a reality.

      Planetary clearing a reality…….bwahahahahaha

      • yes and then DM had a Ritz…

        • iampissed

          He needs a snickers….you know how he gets.

  • Jeb Burton

    Anybody watching the Gators and Bama? Florida is hanging in there, and I got them and the points. So far so good.

    • Jeb Burton

      Sorry. I know its the wrong place for that. My girlfriend hates football, it is just me and my martini, and I don’t have anybody to talk to.

      • chukicita

        Roll tide.

        • Jeb Burton

          I know Bama is going to win. I just need it to be by less than 24.

          • Chee Chalker

            Wow! What is the score now?

            • burythenuts

              40-16. Jeb needs a field goal.

            • iampissed

              47 to 16

            • Chee Chalker

              I’m always amazed at how bookies are so accurate when it comes to spreads and over/unders

          • Chee Chalker

            That is a large spread….is Alabama that good or Fla that bad?

            • MarcabExpat

              Anybody would be proud to be either a Gator or a ‘Nole, Alabama’s just that good.

        • MarcabExpat

          Amen sis

      • Chee Chalker

        I’ll chat with you. I have family in Florida, so I’ll cheer with you!

        • Jeb Burton

          Damn. Couldn’t score from the 1 yard line.

          • Chee Chalker

            Score?

  • chukicita

    So I am getting ready to play at this lovely pub across from Tampa Org. There’s still time to kill before sound check, so I had the opportunity to take a photo.

    A young man with red hair came out and barked to a couple kids with skateboards to come in and take a tour. Sadly I was too far away to advise them not to.

    There were tables being set up around back, and a food truck was preparing Portuguese food. I asked if they were there for a private event, and they said yes. I told them in Portuguese to make sure they got paid if it was for Scientology. They looked at each other and at me and we all smiled.

    I hope the photo isn’t sideways.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a1b78e86a71aee3644d7fd87512436418c54b7981af78e65eea8d2a274aa5dbf.jpg

    • Chee Chalker

      Love it! Even if it is sideways

    • iampissed

      Sound check….my ears perk up.

      • chukicita
        • iampissed

          Tight Band, nice uptempo….break a leg.

          • chukicita

            Thanks. Just playing solo tonight. It will be fun because it is outside and I am sure the music can be heard in the Org.

            • iampissed

              Come on out Tampa org and have a beer.

            • iampissed

              Dice said he’s buying.

            • noooo but i would like to vote on it

            • MarcabExpat

              Oh man I would jump in the car right now if I weren’t in Michigan at the moment! Might you have a return gig?

            • chukicita

              Just playing a set for a benefit for some friends. I’ll play for you anytime you want, though!

            • MarcabExpat

              1. My heart is warmed by your awesomeness. I still gots your CD, too 🙂
              2. If you’re still at the pub, you GOTTA get ’em into an outdoor conga line! Let the clams see how much more fun dancing is on the outside!!

            • chukicita

              I had a singalong where we switched the music and lyrics between Jingle Bells and House of the Rising Sun, just for fun at the end. And the last line we sang ‘don’t let them live in pain and misery in the House of Scientology.’ I’m pretty sure they could hear us across the street. It was pretty loud.

            • MarcabExpat

              *howls with laughter* You go get ’em, girl!

          • iampissed

            No Beer around the mixing board…bad bad bad.

            • chukicita

              Never. 😁

          • Dancing in the streets…. Hey Man? you me Mexico? ill buy you – Four more beers!

        • ExCult.Jan

          Yaaasssss! Next round’s on me!

    • OOkpik
      • chukicita

        Aw thanks! This tablet is new and awkward for me.

        • this building looks empty? what is your observations?

          • chukicita

            About 20 staff left aroun 6. They were setting up abou 20 tables in the courtyard but I only saw about ten or fifteen people around.

      • chukicita

        thanks for that. much better! The shirt is on top of a marker stone in the sidewalk that says (in Spanish) how Jose Marti stood there and General Maceo and made important speeches to the cigar workers. A big part of Cuban history. People have been going crazy here, driving around waving Cuban flags out their car windows, etc. So the young woman inside the door at the desk to the right probably thought I was taking a photo of the stone.

        Two seconds later, the young man with red hair came out the door. I’d moved down the street (to take the other photo) by then, and he engaged the poor skateboard kids who had been coming down the sidewalk. I don’t know if they were wog kids or were being told to get back to the empty tables out back, but it seemed like they were being chastised and told where to go, even though I thought I heard him say come in for a tour.

    • MarcabExpat

      Which pub is this? You mentioned it before, right?

      • chukicita

        New world

        • break some legs, chuki!

          (you interested in hearing my wife’s song about demons before/after you hit the stage?)

          • iampissed

            Think he’s on in about 10 mins.

            • iampissed

              I now think he is she….my bad.

            • ah, thx, thought she still had a bunch more time to burn before bringing the thunder 😉

            • iampissed

              Could be and thanks for confirming that she is she…I have a hard time with that.

            • iampissed

              I know ….now we need to have “The Talk”

            • haha you still have that temporary rank from earlier to ask more questions if there’s anything i can help you with. it used to be so much easier when the only choices were he or she, but i’m fairly up to speed with the other options, too.

          • chukicita

            It’s loud in here but post link so I can hear it later?

            • drinks are on us next time 😉

              https://youtu.be/QwgB01Lccr0

            • chukicita

              wow! love the chorus/hook ‘we’ve been watching your suspicious behavior’, and the scenes with the cans gave me a shiver!

            • thank you so much for checking it out! i thought you might enjoy parts of the video *wink* … wanted to send it to you after our brief chat about demons the other day (haha) and remembering that you’re one of the other muso’s here

              how’d it go last night?

            • chukicita

              It was fun. You realize I’m a female, right?

            • i do. why would you think that i thought you weren’t?

            • chukicita

              sorry mixed you up with another post. 😀

  • Jenyfurrrrr

    Tony – thank you for your tireless work and contributions to this space! I am happy to help support this important work and know I’m not even close to alone. The accountability you’ve set up speaks to your integrity and approach to reporting on this subject and is why I (& so many others) respect not only what you do, but HOW you do it!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    According to the local weather forecast, the clams can forget about snow.
    But a snark blizzard is definitely expected to bury LRH’s Winter Wonderland this Christmas season!

    PHOTO CAPTION – “I wonder how many Suppressive Persons are locked in there.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNkHHe6DX1k/

    • daisy

      Empty – yup that*s about right.

    • Kestrel

      Just like Ideal Orgs, the Ideal Bench is empty.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    I think I’m gonna barf! WORST ELF EVER!
    Nasty Noelle North at the Celebrity Centre’s “Christmas Stories 2016”.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNik7__DYY0/

    • ugh

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Noelle North? Is she still with us?

    • iampissed

      Mommy why dose Santa have that Oh Shit look.

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Anyone watching “Enlighten Us” on CNN, the James Ray story?

    • daisy

      later – i am watching a Nazi movie in protest of the multiple runnings of – It*s a Wonderful Life

      • Liberated

        That’s cold girl.

        • daisy

          Aww , you say the nicest things.

          • Liberated

            What channel?

            • daisy

              TCM -52 for me

            • Liberated

              Oh yeah I get that…42 for me.

      • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

        LOL! 😀 (I’m finding the show very interesting!)

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Yes. This guy is a prick. And his followers, OMG!

      ETA: I’m referring here mainly to his post-prison followers.

      • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

        It reminds me of when I attended T. Harv Eker seminars! Ugh!

        • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

          Although I did refuse to break a wooden arrow on my throat! 😀

          • daisy

            What organization required you to do that ?

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              Oh, that was at a T. Harv Eker “Milionaire Mind Intensive”. He’s since sold his business! (There was a lot of pressure to do the broken arrow thing! I think everyone, like 800 people?, did it!) (He’s a Canadian but I don’t blame you! LOL!) 😀

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              He used to have these “Warrior” expeditions in the woods, like Ray, but I never signed up for those… (Edited)

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              I admit I was coerced, or manipulated, to sign the release form, whether I did the arrow thing or not… I signed the form, did not do it… But later, when everyone was jumping for joy with their broken arrows, someone almost hit me in the eye with one… And I realized that they wouldn’t have been held responsible for it, because I signed the form… OY!!!

            • LongtimeLurker

              The Republican Party.

            • daisy

              LOL- ouch I thought it wasn*t supposed to hurt if you fell off the couch while drunk something about relaxed muscles. Oh you may need muscles .

            • LongtimeLurker

              Or more drunk?

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            At least it wasn’t metal re-bar like Ray!

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      I don’t know if it is the editing or what but everything is about him and his problems. Like he thinks the deaths are only important because it gives him something to overcome and that shows how great he is. And he comes off as a total masochist. CO$ parallels with his followers feeling like they need to go up in levels and spending up to $50,000 a year to do it.

      • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

        Yeah, is HE actually Sorry, or is he only Sorry HE got hurt???

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          The “incident” as he calls it, he just uses as a marketing tool now to show how great he is at overcoming HIS problems. Remember when, after he got out of prison, he told that lady something like “everyone dies” and said to not go off on a tangent? OY!

          • Harpoona Frittata

            He kept referring to it as “the accident” too, like killing three people through his own extreme negligence just happens like the weather. Perhaps he was a whole lot smoother in his prime, but this fool just exudes slime and untrustworthiness in the film.

        • daisy

          It had to happen * dead people * for HIM to learn a lesson and be tested . Oh and he passed.

          • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

            HA! 😀

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that this POS has no soul.

            • daisy

              LOL – Had to look up POS -do you know as soon as you put in PO you get porn -oh wait maybe that is just my computer.

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              What is POS?

            • daisy

              point of sale, you are testing me because you think I got distracted aren*t you.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              I’ll give you a clue: It is smaller that a book of Dianetics and smells almost as bad 😉

            • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

              HA! (I find it amazing how even after James has fallen, you can see him pushing people to BUY @ his small event!)

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Even more amazing is that they buy it, but you can see that there are a lot of really messed up people in this world.

            • daisy

              Piece of shit

      • daisy

        i am trying to help people – for a price

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          His fake Jimmy Swaggart tears were just embarrassing. If he tries to play the Jesus card it won’t work. This guy is darkness through and through.

        • Liberated

          Do you take post-dated checks?

          • daisy

            certified only

            • Liberated

              Bummer!

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Makes you wonder if Ray ever ran across $cn before, huh? He was dialing in his corporate greed empire when, oops, killing a few people slowed his roll for a bit. But it’s all good now, James seems to have grown through the pain and emerged a bigger and better human for the experience, which is all very unfortunate, of course.

        How did folks NOT see through this clown!? He came across as irritating and slimey even in his brief glory days. Oh well, for the folks that had the sense to get out of the sweat lodge before they died, at least they learned a quick, hard lesson about following cult leaders. If these marks would have stumbled into $cn instead, they might still be a clam.

        • daisy

          I cannot watch him anymore. I get pissed when one of my friends slip up and refers to their life as a journey. This guy I want to punch. Poor fella starting over at 50 . My heart bleeds.

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Yeah, he had a cruel streak a mile wide even before the deaths. Degrading the seminar participants and shaming folks to spent more & more and risk their lives to prove how his programs will prove them to be more superior than they were before. And just like LRH, when the sh#t hit the fan he ran away. He’s a real creep.

      • Harmless Weirdo

        Oprah unleashed The Secret (book and movie) into popular culture, and James Arthur Ray was one of the talking-head “teachers” in the film who got a huge boost from her by being featured on her show. She has yet to address what happened, and her role in promoting Ray in the first place, AFAIK.

        Boy, can Oprah pick ’em. Then again she’s as narcissistic as any of the self-help/woo-woo charlatans she’s aligned herself with, so I can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Yes, and here’s the very brief review: James “my middle name is NOT Earl” Ray’s meteoric rise to fame and fortune after his best-selling self-help book, “The Secret,” was featured on Oprah was followed by his equally precipitous fall into prison after “accidentally” killing three in a sweat lodge tragedy during one of his $10K “Spiritual Warrior” retreats.

      James is out now and trying to re-tool his inspirational speaker biz, and not doing that bad at it either, considering how killing your students isn’t that great of a recommendation. James is very obviously a world-class narcissist, with the same kind of delusions of special knowledge and promotion of “the power of postulates” that Hubbard was the true master of,

      • daisy

        Why do people still flock. I do not get it . Death is objectively bad ?

        • iampissed

          I’m sorry I know its unkind, but it’s called thinning the herd.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I’ve got a not so secret “secret” to share. If someone is truly concerned with your spiritual well-being, they don’t give a f@ck about your finances. And if someone is concerned about your finances, they don’t give a f@ck about your spirituality. If anyone tells you different, RUN because it’s CON!

  • Missionary Kid

    A&E is not only replaying Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath episode 1 Disconnection, is not only going to be shown Sunday morning at 12:03 EST, and Monday at 12, 6, and 10:03 pm on A&E, but on Lifetime at 8 pm, and on LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) at 12 am, and once on A&E and Lifetime before the showing of Episode 2 Fair Game, on A&E.

    A&E is repeating episode 1, along with the second one over next week. They’ve gone all in. Fuck you, Davy, you’re so stupid, you helped publicize Leah. On the other hand, thank you, Dinky Dave. That doesn’t only apply to your diminutive stature, but your intelligence

  • Latest news about Porn Valley ideal morgue http://www.mikerindersblog.org/ideal-org-lies/

    • iampissed

      That was really well thought out and written, Thanks.

      PS…really like your festive red.

  • FredEX2

    Helen was concerned that Bob could see the bad thoughts she was thinking… as he waved the new 47G Super Power Mind Reader meter now used in every Org to weed out the potential trouble sources before they became troublemakers…
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3d8f98bc74b1c684338ecd38c2d76ce8336463fd7b973641addb1797c658627.jpg

    • If they could read my mind they would all be running screaming around naked on the street and yelling “Viva la France”

  • Happy for you Mr. Ken Dandar.
    It’s been a very long ordeal. Thank you.

    I hope you and the ones you love, enjoy life free of vexatious litigation from now on.

  • Jimmy3

    He fills my heart with haveness
    Takes away all my flubness
    Create entheta
    Thats what Gator do

    • daisy

      Are you controlling control?

  • Andrew Robertson

    Eek…..Xenu is still trying to break out of his mountain prison!!

    (Or perhaps what happens when Scientologists dance in conga lines…Heavy footed clowns disturbing nature.).

    Andrew (pours glass of medicinal wine)

    [Picture]
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9eb3842ec534fe4a6db43d0fc3a0a6406c9c0fc54f199c61557df072f5b5405.jpg

    • Andrew Robertson
      • Kestrel

        Both EMSC and USGS-RSOE are showing that one as a 5.0 on RSOE-EDIS. Did you feel it?

        • Andrew Robertson

          A sharp sudden shock. Dining room light fitting swaying and bumping the ceiling. I’m on the side of a papa hill which absorbs some of the force. Disconcerting though and left me wondering anxiously whether it was a harbinger of worse to come.

          Andrew

      • Please consider relocation, Sir Andrew. ASA(Fucking)P. Stay safe.

        • iampissed

          Oh a 5.5 isn’t that bad.

          • iampissed

            Said by someone who lives in a 7.5 anytime now area.

        • Robert Eckert

          His city is being relocated, one centimeter at a time.

        • Andrew Robertson

          Thanks Dodo. I’m considering relocating and buying a house just south of San Francisco…..Should be safe there.

          Andrew

  • PickAnotherID

    Hi. Dad asked me to let you know he got to ND okay when I came over to check on his house. He’s at the vets camp, and will be going with them to the protest site in the morning. He says, “It’s almost as cold as Miss Cabbage’s (sp?) heart out there, so he’s glad he brought his electric socks and extra batteries.”

    Pickanotherid’s daughter.

    • Frodis73

      Thank you so much for the update! We are so proud that he is there and he and the other protestors are in our thoughts.

    • Ella Raitch

      Got it, loud and clear!

    • LongtimeLurker

      This is amazing, what a caring family.

      PickAnotherID is out there fighting the fight and his daughter took the time to tell his internet friends what’s going on.

      And the Miss Cabbage spelling uncertainty was hella cute.

      I’m tearing up.

    • chukicita

      A thousand blessings on your house! I hope he knows if he needs anything we’ll find a way to get it there, just mention it here. THANK YOU, P’s daughter, for letting us know!

  • FredEX2

    Due to the latest swarm of negative exposure and entheta coming from the WOG World,… David Macsavage ordered new entheta detectors installed at the entrance of every Idle Org.
    F5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09285efe3dedfec13ba1f751012285c2f49a4419a7193747ff0988748560685d.jpg

    • daisy

      I have had a good day giggling at your Tom Foolry . Love you Fred.

      • FredEX2

        Glad to share some giggles with you Daisy. xo 😘

      • Mockingbird

        Tom Foolery, my role model.

  • Off topic. Watched Arrival last night. Pretty original.
    Half way through The Accountant now.

    • iampissed

      Screeners?

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      I just finished Morgan going to watch Accountant next. Is it good?

      • I am really digging The Accountant. It’s very interesting to me.

        How did you like Morgan?

        • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

          I really, really liked it. Very NOT what I expected, but definitely will keep you engaged.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Reallllly looking forward to Arrival. Jelly.

  • FredEX2

    Overheard as the kids scurried along behind their mom:

    “Hurry Arnold…keep up with your sister!”

    “I couldn’t help it ma…the Scilons tried to give me a personality test”.

    “Yeah Mom, one of em even tried to sell me a book”.

    “What have I told you about talking to strangers? Those Orgs are dangerous… You go in the trap door and it’s very hard to get out..just like a lobster trap.”
    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/73df84898272fc79a8b6544b517cd5f1bcbe219b7869c1f7facde8e90810747f.jpg

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Lol, that’s awesome. The word is out.

  • iampissed
  • Snippy X posted this elsewhere and I thought it too amazing to be missed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q