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Billboard up on Sunset Blvd! Calls attention to Scientology ‘disconnection’ only blocks from HQ

 
Happy Valentine’s Day, David Miscavige!

Phil and Willie Jones have done it again, putting up a billboard calling attention to Scientology’s cruel “disconnection” policy after raising money on a crowdfunding website. (And thanks to Brett Chance for the photo of how it looks.)

For the third time, and the second time in Los Angeles, the couple has raised a billboard to help bring attention to the Scientology practice, which is what keeps them away from their own two grown children, Emily and Mike Jones, who work in Scientology’s “Sea Organization.”

And once again, Phil and Willie announced the location of this billboard well ahead of time, but Scientology was unable to stop it. The new billboard was put up today, and its location has to be particularly galling to Scientology leader David Miscavige — it’s just a few blocks down Sunset Boulevard from his new “Scientology Media Productions” studio complex which he opened last May.

It’s also very close to “Big Blue,” the Los Angeles headquarters complex that Scientologists refer to as PAC Base for “Pacific Area Command,” which is on Fountain Ave and “L. Ron Hubbard Way.”

Earlier today, Phil told our readers about how the new billboard appeared to have Scientology in a panic…

 

 
We asked him for some thoughts on the billboard going up today:

The billboard is now up. Location is 4301 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. With all the pushback we’ve been getting over the past week it seems that Scientology is nervous about this going up right in their back yard. It’s the closest we’ve had a billboard to any of their properties. You can see their Media Productions building and tower from the billboard, and we’re only a few blocks away from their Big Blue complex. Just up the street is where they do body routing to try to get new members so this one should have direct impact on them over just the press we got before.

The billboard is for all the families who are suffering from Scientology’s forced disconnection practice. These number probably into the thousands. It is an abusive practice for a so-called religion to partake in, especially in such large numbers, and for so little reason other than an attempt at control of their dwindling membership.

I hope any locals in the Los Angeles area can come out to meet us at our Billboard Dedication on Saturday Feb. 18th at 10:30am.

 
The location of the billboard is on Sunset just past Fountain, as you’re driving toward downtown.

 

 
Phil and Willie have called for a dedication ceremony to take place this Saturday across the street from the billboard at 10:30 am. If you’re in town, stop by!

 

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Another young Scientologist signs the billion-year contract…

 

 
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HowdyCon 2017: Denver, June 23-25. Go here to start making your plans.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,663 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,260 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,300 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,012 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 479 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,597 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,767 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,087 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,062 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 418 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,720 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 827 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,229 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,102 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 683 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,188 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,432 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,541 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 14, 2017 at 14:50

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  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    I deliberately chose Pepto Bismol pink; my Valentine’s gift in honour of David Miscavige’s rage-induced impotence (and probably, let’s face it, sexual impotence) and stomach acid.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b61b25649abebdaf59dd28f76cdc734b3db89fdc37dcf88574e4508dd54bbf36.jpg

    • Newiga

      Pepto Bismol pink. LOL! πŸ˜€

    • Chewkacca

      Call Shelly. WAAAUGN!

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Congratulations, dearest Phil and Willie. You continue to forge a fearless path in your determination to re-connect with Mike and Emily. I will be with you in heart and spirit at the unveiling. I love you both very much.

  • Jimmy3

    I’d appreciate a call next time. Just a courtesy heads up.

  • “Call Me” not “Call Everyone Except Me.” Truth Board. Live.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      Did David Miscavige the assumed leader of the scientology disconnected cult call his wife Shelley on Valentine’s day. Oh, that’s right he doesn’t use the phone coz it makes him more psychotic.

      Congrats Phil and Willie on the Billboard. I understand the key message is positive yet, if I was closer I would hang a circled and crossed out image of DM from that billboard with the caption. This man disconnected the founder l r Hubbard from his cult using a coup d’ cult.

    • Stephanie Loving

      One of the best lines ever. Phil nailed that: “It didn’t say Call Everyone Except Me.”
      Perfect.

  • Observer

    Love to you both. I hope Emily’s calls put her in touch with someone who will say something that gets through to her. Most importantly, I hope the pressure she’s under shatters the bubble.

    • joan nieman

      Phil and Willie for man and woman of the year. You both are amazing and I am waiting for the day you get that call.

    • Gus_Cox

      Maybe the SO will offload her as being PTS. They’d be doing everyone a favor.

  • Newiga

    Three cheers for the Philboard! Congratulations Willie and Phil! The Bunker loves you! Good luck for the ceremony. Bring back photos, y’all.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    “PS. I’M OFF TO SAVE THE WORLD!!!”

    Poor naive fool. The only thing you will be saving, Jazzmine, is a percentage of your scant income to purchase lavish gifts for your inurement- loving boss, David Miscavige.

    You tried, Aunt Carolyn πŸ™

    ETA: Thank you to Tony’s wonderful tipsters.

    • Newiga

      “For those who don’t know what this is. Don’t worry about” :(((((((((((( Right… That makes it better.

      • April

        Is it just me or does that statement hint that she’s knows deep down it’s a bad decision? Maybe it won’t take decades of her life to realize that she’s essentially signed herself up to be a slave to a money grubbing cult?

        • chukicita

          That she doesn’t want to take a minute to explain it to her family and friends who aren’t Scientologists seems to say at some level she knows she’d get some pushback.

    • Even Joy Villa is not that naive. I think. Internet, use it.

    • YellowSubmarine

      You’re already an SP, Aunt Carolyn πŸ™

  • Qbird

    PLEASE DON’T DO THIS FOR ME, JAZZMINE!!!

  • daisy

    oohh NOW I see , new post.

    • April

      Good job keeping up with us, Daisy! πŸ˜€

  • Jimmy3

    I’M OFF TO SAVE THE WORLD!!!

    But first I’m gonna dress up like a sailor and clean this megalomaniacal billionaire’s toilets

  • Joe

    Let’s be honest, her name was spelled “Jazzmine”, she never had a chance.

    • Jimmy3

      jazzlover, call your daughter. wtf.

      • Joe

        It’s ironic that the word “mine” is in her name, because she probably won’t own anything ever again.

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      All the good names were taken.

    • Syd

      I looked her up on Facebook and quite a few Jazzmines popped up! Anyway, looks like she was at Narconon recently. I can’t tell whether she was already in Scientology pre-narconon or not – I haven’t stalked her properly yet….. πŸ™‚ Poor girl, she’s so young & cute – I hope she has a change of heart.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Can billboards be handsome? I think so. This is a particularly handsome billboard.

    • April

      The building behind it (along with the trees) recently being painted white by an artist was extremely fortuitous because it really makes the billboard stand out.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Yes, it really does.

  • gtsix
  • Kestrel

    May your message of love resonate.

  • “the uniforms aren’t military” srsly

    “my daughter has been in the SeaOrg now 15 years” and how many times have you seen her, Tom?

    “helping people become the better half of themselves” huh? i’d rather be a whole one of myself.

  • The billboard is for all the families who are suffering from Scientology’s forced disconnection practice. These number probably into the thousands. It is an abusive practice for a so-called religion to partake in, especially in such large numbers, and for mainly just an attempt at control of their dwindling membership.

    I hope any locals in the Los Angeles area can come out to meet us at our Billboard Dedication on Saturday.

    • April

      “It is an abusive practice for a so-called religion to partake in, especially in such large numbers…”

      Even one forced disconnection is too many.

      Hugs to you, Phil & Willie.

    • aha!… Now the dates make sense to me… just got up btw. Need more coffee!

    • Congrats, Phil and Willie. Let us know when you need more funds to keep the sign up. It is obviously having an effect on your kids.

    • Congrats on getting the billboard up.

      And interesting that the criminal organisation known as the church” of $cientology is getting its collective knickers in such a twist.

      Be vigilant and prepared, out there.

    • Stephanie Loving

      Fantastic! I’ll be with you in spirit on Saturday 1030am. I hope you get a CROWD. I know you both don’t consider yourselves heroes, just parents who love their children and want them in their lives, that’s life, that’s normal. But you are heroes in my eyes. You’ve put your love into action. It’s exciting and inspiring. Thank you. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92fe3ae0ba12ed67f1186f3ba2068ba7a3791a9942ce6dc6ff87f811cf0c9cfd.jpg

  • nottrue
    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Nice!

    • GoneToPlaid

      Awesome! I love Brian Brushwood I listen to a few of his podcasts.

      He’s a stage magician also (not the Aleister Crowley stuff) and a skeptic in the Spirit of James Randy. interesting thing about Magicians and Skeptics, Harry Houdini was an ardent opponent of the Spirtualist craze at the time.

  • PeaceMaker

    It’s interesting to notice the one relative’s denial in response to a comment, that “the uniforms aren’t military.” Which I guess could be defended in some hair-splitting sense, because the Sea Org uniforms are not the exact same uniforms that the US Navy or other military use.
    However, that was in response to the first relative’s concern about “military style uniforms.” So the respondent above either missed (failed to “word clear”?) what the first comment was getting saying, or deliberately sidestepped it. The uniforms are certainly “military style,” and in fact virtually identical to US Navy uniforms down to close likeness in the insignia, ranks, awards, and ornaments used. I doubt that most people without military knowledge would even be able to tell the difference between a Scientology Sea Org uniform and a US Navy one. The Sea Org even has swords to complete the military imitation. Civilian and religious-affiliated orders that have special ceremonial uniforms, such as certain masonic groups and the catholic Knights of Columbus, do not wear those uniforms for everyday activities and could not easily be confused with uniformed military service members.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This is a real military uniform: my brother playing with Iraqi children πŸ™‚

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4c085e4dc8a619e196d223b92f3423af40c23c96f886f71d9194b2e1587e0114.jpg

      • daisy

        You take the rocket scientist I will take him. I hope he knows how grateful we are.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          I’m seeing him on Sunday and will commence wedding preparations immediately! We’re going to be sisters-in-law, Daisy Mae!

          • daisy

            He knows I can*t wear white , right ?

            • Ella Raitch

              You such a hoe….you were in a two way with Supper Powers and Juicer yesterday. You brag about having enough to go around, but transatlantic as well?!

            • daisy

              My name is not Trump. I do not care where they come from.

      • Ella Raitch

        Bless… xx

    • Qbird
      • I love the second picture. It should be subtitled, ‘how not to do military bearing’.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      When I got into the Sea Org in 1977 the initial Sea Org orientation on S.O. uniforms was “The Bluejackets Manual.” Literally it WAS the U.S. Navy uniform without specific U.S. Navy specialized insignia. But all the ranks and ratings and stripes, the coat, tie, shirts, slacks and shoes were directly drawn from standard U.S. Navy dress. We all bought our stuff from a “uniform supply store” that had all sorts of military uniform items. They even carried (for us) the only unique things to S.O., like the Sea Org Symbol patches and buttons. The lanyards and stuff were the only significant deviation in that they were given a specific Scientology S.O. color and style interpretation. It was not as strict, you could be off a bit and still be ok. As long as you appeared to be in uniform it was ok. But things like specific placements and clean and pressed was haphazard.

      I once almost got beat up by real Sailors at an airport for being an “Navy Officer out of proper Uniform” while wearing my S.O. getup.

      So all the elements used to be readily available. The some ex-scientologists dressed up in “Sea Org uniforms” they got from uniform supplies and went into the Copenhagen Advanced Org claiming to be a ‘Sea Org Mission” and walked out with the upper level OT materials.

      After that they started making changes to Org uniforms, having them custom made. But the U.S. Navy look still persists.

  • MarcabExpat

    Holy shit, the juxtaposition of these two items, Tony…

  • April

    Jazzmine Little being forced to disconnect from aunt Carolyn in 3…2…1…

  • gtsix

    Another young adult has chosen to join the Sea Org member ranks. Congratulations Jazzmine.

    You are at minimum a 2nd generation Scientologist, who attended both Washburn Academy and Clearwater Academy International (both scientology schools) and just recently finished a stint in Narconon. Good luck in your future position, whatever that may be.

    I hope you enjoy saving the world.

    (Hint: the world doesn’t need saving. You do. But we can’t help you. This is your choice. You’re an adult. You made your decision. According to your religious philosophy, you pulled it in. Us crazy folk on the internet will be here when you need to get out. Hopefully, you do that sooner rather than later. This life is shorter than you think. Good luck. You will need it more than you can imagine.)

    ETA: fixed typos and rephrased a sentence

    • chukicita

      “Hint: the world doesn’t need saving. You do.”

      This.

      • Noesis

        No, you.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Great comment.

    • a decision made under undue influence, in my not-so-humble opinion, though.

      Check out Jon Atack’s “opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing”

      • gtsix

        Well.yeah. pretty sure 99% of those who choose to join the sea org have had some undue influence. It’s flipping scientology after all.

        But I grow weary of the idea that people aren’t involved in choosing for themselves.

        It’s 2017. She could Google. She could talk to that aunt on Facebook. She could LOOK NOT LISTEN. She chose not to.

        • Well, the courts have disagreed with you before, and I hope they will do so again.

          While I consider that the victims being misled goes a long way to explain bad choices, there’s a whole different kettle of fish hidden in how the former victims relate to each other. Maybe a truth and reconciliation committee could help?

  • Richard
  • flyonthewall

    Tom Beattie has a point. The uniforms are really more steak house waiter than military

  • Liberated

    Two great posts in one day…now I’ll never get anything done.
    Oh you bunker (shakes fist!)

  • Jimmy3

    I liked it better when the threat of world war was exaggerated rhetoric.

    • flyonthewall

      Turn off that cable news and internet shit man. Take a toke and let RevCo make it better

      Hey, bells, helicopters, machine guns.
      Listen to that! Listen to that!
      Kill for Allah. Kill for Jesus.
      2010’Β΄s shit – turn it down.
      Tone it down

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPrCfmaj3ZY

      • John Prince

        Atta Boy !

      • Jimmy3

        Why is every other nation testing missiles and Russia has a goddamn ship outside of Delaware? Fucking Delaware, man. I’m cheeseburger and chocolate milk American and I’ve never been there. Why are the Russians there? I don’t even have one of those bags you’re supposed to have. A grab and go bag? A gogogo bag? An oh shit bag? I don’t even know what they call it. Bug out bag, that’s it. I don’t even have that. I can throw some shit in my backpack, but I dunno where I’ll go. I’d stay and fight, but I’m not fighting for these psychopaths. I need to pack my bug bag.

        • daisy

          I will get the expensive cheese in for you. Sorry mom drinks all the chocolate milk. I hope you can scale the wall the town built .when Trump won.

          • Jimmy3

            I used to tear my milk tickets in half so I could double them, because I was more American than even the most Americanest of lunch ladies. That’s called ingenuity. I don’t know how to say ingenuity in Russian.

        • flyonthewall

          oh geez you got it bad, man. Here, hold still and let Fly fix you up with some sleepy medicine

          .

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Jimmy, you need to back away from the news right now. The worry is going to drive you insane. Give yourself a few hours off; it will all still be there when you come back, but at least you’ll have had a break πŸ™

          • Jimmy3

            Promise it will still be there?

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
    • daisy

      Please please please Let this be enough.
      Tapper * – It might be easier to tell the truth and then stick to it *

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    I take it all back: Friends of the Earth have just sent me an e-Valentines card. It didn’t contain chocolates, but it did have a picture of a mummy otter and her cubs.

  • ze moo

    No mention of the latest Philboard at the LA Times. I won’t hold my breath. Google gets it.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=%27call+me%27+billboard&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwipjerlvpDSAhWO2YMKHbl4CxAQ7AkITA&biw=1280&bih=557&dpr=1.5

    I never liked that darn Carly Rae Jepsen song.

  • nottrue

    From A&E new small clip. A little Valentines Day Gift for DM… https://youtu.be/jzeMl5RzUjQ

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I love how Leah and everyone on the show calls Mike Rinder by his surname πŸ˜€

      • sizzle8

        A very British tradition if I remember right.

      • gtsix

        Rindah

      • Todd Tomorrow

        The only person who calls me Todd is my Mum.

        • Robert Eckert

          Everybody else calls you Tomorrow?

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Scientology Universal Emergency — All Sectors of the Guh-laxy

    In the scriptures of Scientology, it is ordered by the Founder that Scientology must conquer Hollywood, a city that is the Psych-Occult center of the world and uses movies, television, and radio to to enslave populations. As television, Netflix, internet, and radio signal beams into outer space from Hollywood, the beings on this and all other planets watch this entheta and are electronically PDH’d and implanted.

    Beings can only be controlled by the adept use of mental image pictures and words. This is why Scientology needs to conquer Hollywood so that beings everywhere can only watch Scientology programming.

    At present, beings on faraway Arcturus are watching Dallas and stuck in a mystery sandwich over who killed JR. They believe that Ronald Reagan rules America and that a new Psych drug called Prozac must be good because it is being advertised on Teegeeack television shows.

    On closer planets, beings are already watching King of Queens and falling in love with Leah Remini. This is dangerously setting the stage for the future where the A&E show Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Going Clear, and other large scale entheta broadcasts will be favorably received on these planets and have record ratings.

    Scientology is in a race against time.

    The most dire threat we in Scientology face is the propagation into outer space of this speed-of-light Hollywood-Psych broadcast signal that is so heavily freighted with entheta, attacks on Scientology, and ads for Psych drugs.

    SMP is working feverishly to produce content that can be broadcast here on Teegeeack and then beamed into outer space at faster-than-light speed to other planets so that it arrives ahead of Hollywood’s entheta and dead agents that entheta before it arrives.

    But now the Psychs have struck at the very heart of SMP’s Project Undermine Killer Entheta (PUKE).

    SMP slaves workers arrived this morning and saw an entheta billboard right down the street! These SMP workers went crashing down the Tone Scale to -47000. SMP workers cannot produce the Scientology PUKE they had planned when they are so highly enturbulated and in massive restimulation.

    Fleet Admiral David Miscavige has therefore issued an emergency order that the IAS purchase all billboards in California and Florida. This program has a higher priority than even Project Mouse Table. It is vital that donations come pouring in immediately and in abundance to end this threat to Scientology PUKE.

    • Sherbet

      I’m starting to become a little suspicious that the cure for all entheta is a donation to IAS.

      • Kestrel

        By George, I think she’s got it!

        • Sherbet

          Ya think?

    • DMSTCC

      Don’t forget about mobile advertisement. Vans, buses, airplane flyers, helicopters, tee shirts, etc. You got a lotta buyin’ to do.

  • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

    I just checked out Jazzmine on Facebook. With any luck this https://www.facebook.com/jazzmine.little will get you to her page where you can either upvote or comment. If that doesn’t work go to Facebook and search her by name. She is writing Tone 4 nonsense right now.

    • gtsix

      I would not post on her page – even if it is public, traffic from here to there is not a grand idea (imho). She made her choice. It would be better for people who know her to comment. Getting random posts from strangers that come from a blog that she would (more than likely) consider a hate site will not help her. It will push her deeper in. This is her world, she will have to live in it. Hopefully when she is ready to leave, she will search out other ex-sea org and get help.

      my 2 copper pieces.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I really debated with myself before posting there, and I agree with you completely that it’s bad form to post on a stranger’s FB page, but then I thought I would say something in a neutral way that might help her in the future. If everyone thinks it was a mistake to do so I will delete it. I don’t want to drive her further and faster into their arms. F5

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72b423ee1d9c46bf5b0f36614133e12262803aecee06c46fab01fbe4b7e233f5.jpg

        • gtsix

          It’s good advice… but how did you hear about her life decision?

          If she clicks on you, and sees the SP’s R Us and all the former exes you are friends with… how will she take that? Will she block out the advice as entheta?

          She just got out of Narconon… she’s in deep. We know what they do to vulnerable people and she has been raised in this from birth. She’s got to get herself out. If she can.

          But what do I know? I’m a massive J&D person, who still can’t totally fathom a young person, in this day and age, being so snowed by a “religion”. Do they not google?

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            No, you gave great advice. I was honestly umm-ing and ah-ing for 5 minutes while I tried to work out if it would be better to leave it alone. If others feel the same as you I will delete my comment (please let me know asap, though, because I’m going to bed in an hour!). Thank you, lovely πŸ™‚

            • gtsix

              Sleep the sleep of puppies, you are too gentle to not post kindness when you feel it.

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              I know Rod Keller sometimes worries that his Sunday Bunker posts might unleash ill-will on the people he writes about. He’s a kind man and really does not want that to happen. It also risks burning his sources.

            • gtsix

              Yeah, I love his posts – have since he did mini-round-ups on… was it OCMB, or did he do them on a.r.s.? Can’t remember.

              But his posts get me angry in a way others don’t. That scientologists are blind, I can accept. That the rest of the world goes along with it, covers for it, excuses it… chaps my ass it does.

              Do you think it is required that all male reporters covering Scientology have beards? (obviously, the aussies in typical oz fashion totally ignore this rule. Criminals.)

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              I was secretly in love with the photo of Tony and Rod. It was almost too much beard for me to handle, and I’m a woman who loves a beard*!

              *Facial hair, not Travolta’s wife.

            • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

              Also, I will be making solid use of “chaps my ass” in the coming days. Obviously I will first need to translate it into the Queen’s English so my friends can understand what I’m saying.

              “Chaps my arse” πŸ˜€

            • Missionary Kid

              You speak American very well. Because I first went to kindergarten and the first form in Hong Kong, when I’m tired, I sometimes find myself writing colour and behaviour.

          • I wonder about that involvement with Narconon.

            In Victorian England there were ‘Mad Doctors’ – compliant medics who would ‘disappear’ an inconvenient person into private asylum for regular payments.

            I wonder if this person really had a drug problem or (in the absence of clients) suffered the Narconon programme as a disciplinary measure – that Narconon is being used to keep kids in line.

            This seems all the more likely because she has been handed off the Sea Org (which is supposed to have standards, and exclude drug users) so quickly afterwards.

            • gtsix

              Oh goodness yes.

              I read her narconon post. If that young woman truly did all the different drugs listed…. I’d be amazed. It reads like a horrible o/w write up made public.

              Who shoots meth (shoots it!) and then does a little lsd? Would a severe meth addict really spend money on acid?

              But who knows. These are clearwater kids.

            • Scientology does have a history of putting pressure on Kids who don’t comply with their demands – and incarceration in Narconon would fit that bill.

              That’s a good point about the write-up – in Scientology just because you confessed to something does not mean that you did it.

              We don’t have the information to judge – but I wouldn’t be surprised.

        • stillgrace2

          That was nice, Andrea. She may not get it, but you planted a fine seed. Good for you.

        • downtherabbithole

          When done in the spirit of sincere concern, I say post your thoughts. It just may be that one post that leads someone to a complete understanding and enlightenment. Keep posting ibetty

        • Juicer77

          This is nice. Well said.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Well that was a sweet “Bon Voyage”.

        • It’s a reasonable an humane thing to say – and might also be good for her to know at some point in the future. It’s the confrontational stuff that risks driving people deeper.

          Your post is perfectly judged. Let it stand.

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            Thanks, O_B πŸ™‚

            • It’s a complex moral dilemma.

              I’m reliably informed by an insider that my ASA complaint likely caused
              no end of trouble for Plymouth’s dwindling band of Scientologists – sec
              checks, expensive auditing, demotion and the like. They ‘pulled it in’.

              I’m beginning to think of the CofS as hostage-takers. If you don’t do what they want, they will punish the victims and tell you that this is your fault. If you give into that kind of implicit blackmail, you will never do anything at all.

              I worry about this, but presently consider my actions justified because they may prevent others being sucked in. It’s a difficult judgement to make. However, it’s time to worry when such considerations no longer trouble you. As long as you worry about doing the right thing, you probably are – and getting a wider perspective by consulting others is always good, even if you don’t follow their advice.

      • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

        She has one comment there right now from an ex-Sea Org member which is quite sensible and may be to her, too. She has 68 up votes. Three months ago she had a drug problem. Her entry into the Sea Org seems like a whirlwind courtship. I didn’t put up a statement but I did up vote the ex-Sea Orger who did.

        Again, looking back on my own sordid time with the cult, some of the things that were said made me defensive, some were neutral, some were helpful. The best was, “I wish it were true, but it is not”. If her entry is anything like mine, she is being love bombed by a bunch of well meaning people who are also lying their guts out.

        There are some gentle, sensitive people on this board. There are also some experienced people. One comment on there was something like, “Listen to that inner voice telling you it is a mistake. It is not your reactive mind. It is your mind.” That would have helped me when I was about to make the biggest mistake of my life.

        • gtsix

          Yes, I saw Derek’s post. That is more along the lines of what I meant – exes posting is very different than Bunkeroos in general.

          I do not doubt she was love-bombed in Narconon, and when she got home by her Scientology friends and family.

          But a bunch of strangers posting to her page might feel attack-like.

          To each their own.

          • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

            I double checked that line I liked so much.

            “Listen to your inside voice that’s telling you no. It’s not your reactive mind it’s common sense.”

            • gtsix

              Wise Derek is wise.

          • Juicer77

            ^^^

        • ze moo

          Aren’t ex druggies verboten in the Sea bOrg? Or was she staff at NarCONon?

          • gtsix

            She admitted to taking LSD. She should not be allowed in the Sea Org. Seems they are ignoring policy (again).

            • April

              I think the CO$ is so desperate for sea orgres that they may allow it.

          • Jimmy3
          • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

            Hi, Ze. Here is a quotation from one of her posts.

            “HEY Y’ALL. I’VE BEEN A TERRIBLE PERSON.

            I know you haven’t heard from me in a long time and I need to say some things.

            The reason I haven’t been on here in a long time is because I’ve been at a drug rehab called Narconon.

            Before I came to rehab I was a homeless drug addict and criminal who only hung out with certain groups of people in order to feel like I belonged somewhere. I did not care about ANYONE, not even myself…” It goes on.

            Now, she doesn’t say, “I have joined the Sea Org” she says, “I am joining the Sea Org”. To a normal human being there isn’t much difference but for a Scientologist there may be. They could turn her down.

      • Paul V. Tupointeau

        Too bad her Dad’s FB pages don’t allow posting or someone could suggest he get his head outta there and save his daughter from a lot of grief. πŸ™

    • Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack

      She was in Narconon about three months ago.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
      • Juicer77

        Step away from the girl, Kaye. Get back to finding people to do Central Filing or whatever menial task Mismanage has you doing this week.

  • downtherabbithole

    Phil & Willie you two are truly amazing. Your dedication to ALL who suffer from disconnection is something that one day your children will surely be proud of.

    It is simply a mater of time….

  • stillgrace2

    Two great posts for David Miscavige today that are both probably uncomfortable for him. He can’t be having a good day. I smile and smile.

  • Juicer77
    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      #CallThem

      • downtherabbithole

        Feeling the love tonight

    • That was not so long before Scientology forced the disconnection.

      • downtherabbithole

        Beautiful family. Looking forward to reading the story of you all reuniting.

      • gtsix

        I am happy you have a lovely (somewhat) recent photo. But I can’t upvote this.

        MIKE, Call your parents.

        EMILY: stop calling everyone else. Call your parents. Your dad is crazy with love for you and your brother. Call him. Call you mom. See them and stop being ruled by fear. The definition of Eternity is endless period of time. No one can take that from anyone.

      • Missionary Kid

        It sounds like $cientology has a full court press on with your kids. They probably are handling them with as much control that is possible under their system.

        I’m sure that they are portraying you and Willie as lost sheep who need to see the light, and are handling them to handle you. Since you have left the sane, loving arms (gag) of Scientology, according to them, you’ve gone off the deep end and are obviously, to them, crazy or under the influence of hypnotism or drugs. Anything else is beyond their ken.

        Emily and Mike probably are told that they need to work harder to handle you and Willie so that they keep their jobs. Emily’s hubby is another tool that they will use on her, especially since they haven’t been married that long.

        If they demote Emily, particularly, it will be an admission of failure, which Co$ won’t do.They may threaten her with all sorts of things, but if they follow through, she’s got a very high visibility job, so it will become immediately obvious what they’ve done.

      • If you or Brett Chance has more pictures, please do post them!

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Good work, J πŸ‘πŸ»

    • ohh..that’s a good tweet

  • gtsix

    Reminder, in case you want to contribute. Brandon Reisdorf’s fund page for the CO$ legal fees.

    https://fundrazr.com/51CrD7?fb_ref=share__d6Ryp2

  • Juicer77

    … And more good news, that Dreadful Dress and Dreadful Person wearing it have completely disappeared off all my news feeds and Twittersphere. :)https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf268ca5a416df91ae766a24937bfe5d82e7f91be18e9b77c21c2501af0cf4f2.gif

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
      • All hat, no cattle.

      • Juicer77

        Bonus food bowl!!!

      • Missionary Kid

        Best laugh of the day.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Poor puppy πŸ˜€

      • MarcabExpat

        Helps with the self-image, too. No more Cone of Shame. He knows he’s stylish.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a08c1679efae0fabd0483c2f423292440e7e1728b656286722d9d809a7eeb2bd.jpg I find kid’s soccer shirts work quite well. You can pick up 3 for 10 bucks at a discount store. Last week GiGi got bit by a crazed Pit that the dog walker was not supposed to have off leash. Anyway, she’s healing quite well and much less trauma than an E-collar.
        Edit: I can’t figure out how to turn this upside down right now. Back to work..

        • Frodis73

          Poor baby! Glad she is okay.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Poor GiGi! Don’t worry about the pic, I can make out how sweet she is. Get well soon, Tomorrowhund!

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      The story of my life *crying*

      • Juicer77

        Roses are red
        Violets are blue
        Poems are hard
        Tuna

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Hahaha!

        • daisy

          pee funny !!!!

  • Shanester

    On Reddit’s r/scientology, there was a promising straw man attack to “ban any post with the words Leah Remini”. But when I clicked on it, both the post and the user had already been deleted. I was all worked up to slam sad OSA troll, but it already got scared away!
    http://i.imgur.com/IANQbTV.jpg
    What’s clear is this billboard is definitely making the cult FREAK OUT! So, good job Phil and Willie!

    • Juicer77

      “Scientology – there doesn’t seem to be anything here”
      THIS YEAR’S IAS SLOGAN!!

  • J. Swift

    Phil and Willie do this:

    http://tonyortega.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CallMe1.jpg

    Then Scientology does this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIos0ya-yss&index=3&list=PL2vqEL1IB3w6EznM_sXamfSI80s1XXDWz

    The cult is such a pathetic stimulus-response circuit. I wonder when OSA will have Phil’s third cousin’s ex-wife’s sister Wanda, who lives in Phoenix with her 3rd husband Joe who did a Dianetics course when he lived in Fresno in 1968 and has an ex-sister-in-law from his first marriage whose stepsister is on staff at Tampa, call Phil to shriek at him for being a PDH’d SP and demand that he take down the billboard.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      How do I check my PDH? Is it a urine test, or something?

      • Techie

        Requires an e-meter and paranoid schizophrenic to check for PDH. The schizophrenic just asks “have you been a victim of pain, drug, hypnosis? It helps if he does the Jack Nicholson eyebrows number or smiles a creepy smile. If the meter reacts or simply “packs up” (stops reacting) that’s the deal. You are acting the way you act just because the CIA used you for an MK Ultra experiment. No need to listen to anything you say or pay attention to what you do. You are exposed as a “plant” (someone sent in to pretend to be a Scientologist) with the sole purpose of wrecking Scientology. You can be used to explain why anything goes wrong, why Leah Remini doesn’t like Dave anymore, why the chemtrails are erasing the Scientologists from the ideal orgs. Anything. Congratulations.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          Got it – pee on an e-meter.

          • Techie
            • My friend once got a bump from a valve (US: tube) amplifier which used a similar circuit to that model of e-meter. He literally flew across a room.

              It is, of course one of the the e-meters invented and manufactured by Chiropractor and self-identified ‘therapist’ Volney Mathison https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/the-story-of-the-e-meter-part-3-back-to-the-future/

              It always struck me as insane to not only wire a person into such a circuit, but also provide them with electrodes with a large surface area to insure that, if the current goes the wrong way, they get the maximum effect.

              Hubbard Sold a variety of Mathison e-metres for some time (at a mark-up, no doubt). When Mathison refused to sell him the copyright, he declared that the e-meter was useless, and no longer to be used in Scientology.

              He only relented when two guys ‘developed’ a transistor version (which could be powered by a battery making it much safer) and managed to obtain a patent for it on the grounds that it was a significantly different device.

              Suddenly, the e-meter was once again essential to the practice of Scientology, partly because Hubbard was making money out of it.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              There were numerous Scientologists trying to invent a better e-meter for Hubbard in the 50s. One of them was Bill Skinner (IIRC), who became the E.O. of the San Francisco Org. He was an electrical engineer and he had experimented with various designs. I think ultimately Hubbard had stolen someone’s design and issued it as “standard” and locking out all those who had contributed or separately developed the idea.

              The charging circuit was dangerous in the old wood ones, you were taking your P.C.s life in your hands if you used it with the charging cord plugged in.

            • Techie

              Once_Born, sorry I missed this last night. If you have notifications turned on you will see it. Funny story, I can still see the H shaped scar on one of my pinkies from picking up a valve amplifier that was turned off but still charged up to around 300V. Since it was in Dave’s exclusive listening room, in the “Officer’s Lounge” (only one “officer” has access, the place is right next door to his bedroom), I resisted the initial impulse to simply drop it on the cherry wood floor. So it burned a permanent mark into my finger as I carefully put it down. I am pretty sure it was Don Breeding that invented the American meters that eventually evolved into the MK V. I met him at Gold in the 90s and he was still bragging about it. There are some papers that he wrote about the meter and sent to Hubbard, I was given access to them by Ken Delderfield in the early 80s. All locked up in files or lost now. From the American Blue all the way through the MK VI they still used the old germanium three-transistor circuit from Don. As Michael notes below, the rechargeable meters from the ’65 or so British V to the 70s Hubbard Electrometer MK V all connected the PC directly to the mains when charging. The power switch turns off both sides of the mains, so once the meter is on it is safe. But if it is off and plugged in you are touching hot cans. In the San Francisco Org in the 70s the Examiner desk was in a room with a steam radiator. And she always left it on charge. So if you went in there, and picked up the cans while she was away, and leaned back against the grounded radiator you would experience a very severe shock.

            • My friend experienced the wrath of what I was told was a 100v line amp. That was plenty enough for me. I can’t imagine the state of mind that made burning yourself like that automatically preferable to annoying a superior…

              One day I’ll post on my blog about the transition to transistorised meters and you and I should have a talk. I have a book of press clippings critical of the FDA raid which seized e-meters, published by the CofS, that I can use as a follow-up (as soon as I fix my scanner).

              I believe the MkV is sought after by Independent Scientologists who kind of revere it as having been designed by Hubbard. It’s not only fascinating (and deeply scary) that it should not only have such a dangerous design flaw, but also that is was never withdrawn. The fact that it was not put right in subsequent models speaks of a deeply dysfunctional organisation.

              Thanks, as always for your invaluable recollections.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Hey! I was at SFO from 1975 to early 1977. Did we overlap?

          • pluvo

            Apropos – my brother told me that once he didn’t see the wire from an electric pasture fence because the grass was growing high…. and that it was very painful.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              *writes down idea for next video*

            • daisy

              nut

        • Harpoona Frittata

          “…the chemtrails are erasing the Scientologists from the ideal orgs.”

          Finally, the REAL Why comes to light!

          But alien abductions are up too, so perhaps the $cilons are being “Xenu Raptured” at a steady rate as well. Scilons make great pets and can hardly be distinguished from robots, so we can expect to see more vanish in the near future.

    • Jimmy3

      I thought Wanda Ternity was declared? Or is that a different Wanda? They’re always fishing.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Makes you wanda, right?

        • Observer

          People whose first language is not English should not be able to pun so facilely.

          • Jimmy3

            Especially when there’s a dead hooker in the hotel bathroom. I wouldnt be able to focus on pun-making in that situation. My mind would wanda.

            • Observer

              Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

            • Jimmy3

              When you sigh rather than groaning, I feel like I wanda small victory.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              And what do you wanda for a prize?

            • Jimmy3

              A giant wanda bear. I don’t care if it’s stuffed or not.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              You wanda I should wrap it?

            • Jimmy3

              No no no. I don’t wanda waste the paper. But we should probably wrap this thread up before the bunker transitions from wanda to gonna kill us.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Wandaful idea.

            • Observer
            • Observer

              groannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

          • Missionary Kid

            Actually, they’e often better, because they are very much aware of English’s quirks, because they come from a different language. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcGA4alhPas

      • J. Swift

        Wanda Ternity was her name when she was married to Bud Ternity, a Scientologist who went Clear at Flag but then was kicked off the base as an illegal pc after it was discovered his stepsister Eunice in Oklahoma City had a friend Connie over in Schoonerville who was an Avon lady and had a customer Glenda over in Pie City whose husband Juan was a contractor who once remodeled the home of a Psych.

        In order to remain in good standing, OSA ordered Wanda to divorce Bud Ternity who, it was discovered, was reading Mike Rinder’s blog and the Underground Bunker. Wanda remarried Steve Sykes, an OTIII and FSM in Dayton who had a franchise business selling new aluminum siding to people who lived in double-wide trailers in Louisiana. Business was always good after hurricanes but after the IAS took all of Steve Sykes’ money, he nattered, made COB wrong, and was declared an SP.

        Wanda divorced Steve Sykes in order to remain in good standing. She then remarried OTV Paul Pubertie who owned Pubertie Mortgage, a company that sold false and misleading mortgage products. Pubertie was arrested and sent to prison and declared an SP. Wanda divorced Paul Pubertie and remarried New OTVIII Glen Gleason of Gleason Phrenology Clinics, the nation’s leading provider of phrenology services to Scientology chiropractors.

        • Ella Raitch

          There’s always a back story….

          • J. Swift

            And we have even gotten to Dale Dixon who was declared for “accidentally” giving the entire OTVII course pack to those SMERSH journos at ABC Nightline.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            We don’t go there…

        • Sherbet

          And that’s why, when you’re declared an SP, you lose your Ternity.

          • TexasBroad

            Sherb, I’m just now scrolling through comments, hours late and LOL! So funny!

        • Always Amazed

          She was quite the wandawa.

          • Juicer77

            Grooaaaaaaannnn

          • Not as much as Bud’s sister Frameerdua. She really got around.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          Wanda Ternity-Sykes-Pubertie-Gleason.

          Other characters:

          Frant Porche Ternity, one of their children.
          Evel Sykes, sister of Steve who no one talks about.
          Earlie Pubertie, the cadet org out-2D case who was Paul Puberties twin brother.
          Jack “Jackie” Gleason, known as a studio gofer until his tragic death from a falling baby during the production of “Requiem for a Heavyweight II.”

          • J. Swift

            XD

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Back atcha.

    • Wonder if that 10 hours Air Raid Siren would make it as RingTone on a mobile and then email it to some scientologist.

  • Techie

    A fantasy – our unfortunate Jazzmine, coming down from the love-bombing after dressing in her EPF boiler suit for the first time and being assigned to “Chicken pick” (pick up bits of trash by hand) in the SuMP parking lot, looks up in dawning horror and sees – the Call Me billboard. A tiny crack appears in the cold hard chromium steel of her resolve, breaks wider when the EPF Bosun gives her a Severe Reality Adjustment about dawdling and forces her to do 10 pushups right on the ground. The crack breaks wider still as her busy day stretches into five hours of studying the lectures of L Ron Hubbard. Something just does not make sense. Why would someone need someone else to call them so badly that a billboard is needed? Don’t people just call when they fell like it? Who are all the people in the pictures?She pulls out her phone to call her mom at the end of her busy first day and gets another Severe Reality Adjustment about wasting time and having personal phones. Maybe that day, maybe a week later, maybe longer, but at some point the whole thing falls apart and she makes it out of the trap. Could happen. Hope so.

    • She is being posted in NY City. There are plenty of other triggers that might work to help her get out though.

      • Techie

        Sea Org in New York City? But she must be doing the EPF at Flag or in LA. Let’s just hope it is LA or she falls in love on the EPF. Or falls asleep on course. I have high hopes for this one.

        • Me too. Looks like she was just starting out a music career. For the lack of a proper dress she was relegated to the Sea Org.

      • janedoe2

        Phil, I have to wonder if they posted her clear across the country so as to get her away from you and Willie… so she wouldn’t see the billboard, or see you if you came close to the org? And also maybe so that if she had an incident that made her want to blow the SO (leave the SO), that she would not be near loving parents to come rescue her and give her a place to run to. Do you think this may be why the put her clear across the country?

        • This is someone else that’s being posted in NY. Our daughter remains in LA.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Her public Facebook shows no posts from May to Nov 23, 2016 at which point she posts she has been in Narconon and is now sober after being a homeless addict, Meth etc. And then Dec 24, 2016 she graduated from rehab, and now joins the SO. Appears to be a lovely and very vulnerable young person. But raised a Scilon – from Clearwater, attended Scilon schools. Tom Little (her dad? uncle? Grandpa?) who comments on her FB posts is listed in Scilon completions all the way back to 1973. Her mother Teresa Boss has completions back to 2004.

      • PeaceMaker

        Nice bit of research work. And rather sad.
        If she went to Scientology schools but ended up a homeless drug addict and thief, that would seem not to reflect very well on Scientology’s child-raising principles and the anti-drug education that she almost certainly would have undergone. But it’s part of the human susceptibility to commitment cognitive biases, to keep doing more of the same thing that hasn’t worked – also sometimes referred to as the definition of insanity. Isn’t Scientology supposed to be creating a world without insanity, not exemplifying it?!

        • Free Minds, Free Hearts

          I agree that the end phenomenon of her growing up as a Scilon is quite tragic, and certainly does not make the cult seem like an attractive child rearing alternative… I don’t mean to just sound snarky, because it seems that Jazzmine has too many strikes against her at her young age.

  • Observer
    • KingofSweden

      Wow… did you age him in that upper photo, or does he look like one of the Golden Girls all on his own?

      • Observer

        That’s a pic from the Auckland Ideal Org opening. I made the side of his mouth curl a bit and changed the shape of his eyebrows, but otherwise that’s him.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Dave, all Phil and Willie want, all any of the disconnected want, is their loved ones back.
    Like this:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2324f8344b16ed6c1d42c79e7c603b5f87628d0947f7f9dc23034e0504578a7.jpg

    But your race of super-humans is so pathetic, so scared, so weak,
    that you are bound together by fear and emotional blackmail.
    And you, sadist in chief, like the dead red-head frog spawn you revere,
    delight in it.

    You want tears and pain because you are twisted inside.
    Something is profoundly wrong with you.
    Real men can cry.
    Because they love – something of which you are incapable,
    stunted emotionally even more than you are physically.

    Thank you, Phil and Willie, from the bottom of my heart,
    for all the love and courage you bring to this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40a155fe10a311aa4ad73302227694ce859fcc6885046c046f8ec3f6531025aa.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2cf9ad37bb632b34f14fbae71fb9d8462f1f0b49fe42bbe25146f1c4708efd4f.jpg

    • It never gets easier.

      • Kim O’Brien

        it will . one day it will . good dads are good …good moms are good.. and you guys are fighting like hell .

      • daisy

        ((( you give all hope – hugs ))

      • gtsix

        You go hug Willie right now and tell her you love her. That won’t make it easier, but it will make it feel better right now. Tell her she’s loved by her kids and we love her too. Go Mr. Dad Jokes! Happy Valentines Day.

      • MrsLurksALot

        I wish I could hug you IRL. ((HUGS))

      • Ella Raitch

        Every phone call Emily has to make must shake up the dissonance, just a little bet. You’re doing great things, mum and dad.

    • Stephanie Loving

      Tears and more tears. That was powerful Pan. Gulp.

  • nottrue
    • Missionary Kid

      Waiting for Godot a sucker.

    • Marshall

      At first glance I thought someone was making fun of Mr. McFeely and I was going to have to step in πŸ™‚ Alas, it’s the lonely Maytag repair man. But there could still be a joke in there somewhere since Mr. McFeely’s line is “speedy delivery”. I just can’t come up with it!

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        “The loneliness of the lifetime scientologist.” That bridge is a MΓΆbius structure, it has no beginning and no end. The only way on or off is to jump. Or die.

  • MarcabExpat

    O/T: When you’re out of ideas because your souffle recipe made more than it said it would:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29aedc7a3d4c7ad95fc14daae561e828be601fdf195cd3fc5a88b58d723ded6e.png

    • Observer

      You taunt the Bunker with it?

      • MarcabExpat

        Either taunting, or threatening the Bunker with it, depending on how it turns out.

      • Jimmy3

        I Think I broke a knuckle trying to grab one thru the screen. I really didn’t put any thought into it.

        • flyonthewall

          hey, remember earlier when we were laughing about glass rods, pee-holes and pickup truck meat? That was a good time

      • Sherbet

        The one with the plastic wrap on top must be Dave’s.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    O/T but fun, The Russians are here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXcdTin9g5s

    • daisy

      You are not following the news. Russians ( other than Dodo and his loved ones ) not fun.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I think it is just leased from $cions looking for a town to take over, an East coast small town.

      • Robert Eckert

        In Mother Russia, the news follows YOU!

    • Sherbet

      He’s sort of a more-talented KUBA Ka, and that’s not saying much. My desk lamp is more talented than KK.

      Seriously, though, the guy is a genius. How on earth did he memorize those intricate lyrics?!

      • Kestrel

        Yoko Ono is more talented than KUBA Ka.

  • chukicita

    Just saw a local NBC affiliate news story about how CW spent $200K on its new logo. I was disappointed because they compared the expense of larger Clearwater to replace its outdated logo to smaller communities, like Dunedin and Largo. They even said Largo doing theirs in house “for free” — but will still spend to change signs, letterheads, business cards, window clings, and everything else – but they didn’t mention that.

    They talked a bit with the mayor about how CW has been working toward rebrand itself (as every good tourist town should be cognizant of), and spent an additional $400K on consultants over the past few years.

    I wish they’d used the time they spent asking average citizens if they thought it was a good idea to spend $200K on a new logo (everyone said no) to instead congratulate CW for supporting its creative community and local artists and designers. But I didn’t catch the names of companies contracted to do this work, so I don’t know if they were local.

    I wanted to know who did the design, and if it was informed at all by the eerily similar circular logos of downtown Occupied Clearwater’s Potemkin Village of Social Betterment and Safepointing. Because the similarity to the Way to Happiness logo is eyerollingly blatant.

    And of course, not a word was said about the embedded high-control organization with an intelligence arm that has more than 100 cameras trained all over downtown.

  • Observer
    • Maybe he didn’t like the Dianetics book

  • Username

    Anyone who joins the Sea Org today thinking they are saving the planet, is very far removed from reality. Wake up, turn on your computer, and Google Scientology. Read, ask questions, form opinions….and when someone tells you can’t do that because you will be damned, that’s your cue to exit… quickly… sprint, don’t just run.

  • Observer
    • Sherbet

      Is love on the tone scale?

      • Observer

        Nope. Someone here, I believe Mymy88, asked her on Twitter. Kirstie replied “somewhere around 4” and blocked her.

        • Sherbet

          I didn’t think so. That’s a fun Kirstie story, though.

          • Observer

            I guess he figured he needed a churchy-sounding quote about love being good because, you know, “religion”.

    • Joe

      Uh, I learn ridiculous dances because they’re fun, you goon.

    • chukicita

      The Universe has a secret!

      From who, again?
      But wait… Ron knows!

      Ron and the Universe must be tight. Right?

      But wow, in 7 hours Dave got 10 likey hearts, 2 shares and one comment!

      • Sherbet

        Maybe if he didn’t give his name as “David Miscavige, Ecclesiastical Leader of the Scientology Religion.” What a pompous ass (not that he created his own FB page).

        eta: I just checked the (real) Pope’s FB, and his name is shown simply as “Pope Francis.”

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Someone is trying to save Jassmine
    Leah Farrow Please please don’t do it. I was in the Sea Org from age 15 until 21 and I thought it was going to be amazing and I was going to be saving the world. The truth is that you won’t sleep. You won’t study. You will get yelled at constantly. You’ll be treated cruelly. You will never see your family or get time off. I know the allure of doing something bigger than yourself. I understand it. I wanted that. But I am still affected by what happened to me. If you don’t believe me, just google Sea Org experiences. I’m not the only one. I don’t know you but I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else. <3
    Unlike Β· Reply Β· 3 Β·

    • Joe
    • he he… nope! You never do all the stuff they promise you, while under the recruitment attack. After the first week there will be a “situation” and all man on deck!

    • Observer

      Another response:

      In what way do you even think you’ll be saving the world, dear soul? Do you ever see Sea Org members out and about in the real world helping the homeless or anything else for that matter? No, they’re sequestered inside their own buildings, locked off from the world, going around in circles inside of their own heads! Wouldn’t there be daily reports on the news as to the greatness of the Sea Org and how they’re helping humanity? Why do you think they are not out in the open? Did you not see the barbed wrought iron fences around their base in Hemet? It’s to keep members in their captivity! No Church would have fencing like that, nor have so many secrets that they’re protecting, unless the truth would destroy them! You will be going to Nowhere Land likely, imprisoned for the rest of your life! Please reconsider what you’re signing up for! Tom Cruise is the exception to the actuality of life for all others signed up in service. No one will ever see you again! STOP!

      • Frodis73

        Awesome reply! I hope that bit about never seeing or hearing about the SO makes her think. I am not holding my breath tho.

  • i’ve been wondering, has anyone here ever shaken hands w/ Dave? if so, is he a power top that does that rich-guy-twist-your-wrist-so-you’re-on-the-bottom or is it more like a grab n’ jerk (like Trump’s) type of move?

    • Observer

      I can’t see him wanting to touch the DBs by whom he is surrounded, except for the occasional sucker punch.

      • excellent point. i had a temporary lapse of judgement until Dice started offering jobs to OSA, which helped snap me back into thinking about the really important things in life.

    • flyonthewall

      i think he’s more of a power bottom. That’s the Thelema way anyway

    • Ruby

      I was at a private event, some years ago, and had the “opportunity” to approach the Captain and introduce myself. Mind you, I was still very much in the cherch at this time. I noticed this “opportunity” and quickly turned the other way, hoping he did not see me. I actually felt physically repelled from wanting to meet the person who was the “leader” of my cherch. I got the heck out of that area as fast as I could.
      You’d think I would have had some epiphany at that time about my reaction and all that. No, it took me several years after that to get the hell out of Dodge.

  • iampissed

    Best wishes Phil and Willie….wonder what my schedule looks like tomorrow?

    • Sherbet

      The dedication is on Saturday, iam.

      • iampissed

        I tend to show up early.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Re: Phil Jones and PDH. PDH is otherwise known within Scientology as “Pain Drug Hypnosis.”

    This is one of the go-to explanations within Scientology when one of the members or former members of Scientology is not acting like a ‘good little scientologist’ or is asking too many questions, or standing up for someone’s human rights being violated by Scientology.

    The essential idea of PDH being the cause of someones not being with the Scientology program is that they MUST have somehow had their thinking altered by a hidden, invasive, psychiatric or spy agency procedure. The idea that a Scientologist could have an objection to what Scientology or Scientologists do to others is not even considered.

    I don’t know where Hubbard got the idea of PDH. Essentially it is what it says, a person is hypnotized with the aid of drugs so they are unaware of what is happening to them, and as pain is applied or induced, post-hypnotic commands are given to them, under their conscious awareness, to make them do something they would not ordinarily do, or cause problems. Supposedly this treatment imposes an unconscious level of mental programming, making a person into a robot under the command of hidden operators.

    Hubbard was obsessed with the idea that unknowing secret agents bent on his destruction were being ‘put in on his lines’ or infiltrated into the Scientology organization. He was paranoid that everyone was out to get him and destroy his organization.

    He was so blind and abusive and delusional that some of his followers had a natural and empathic reaction to his outrages and refused to support him. So he thought he MUST be surrounded by spies and conspirators. And the only way that could occur was if his followers were being turned against him by nefarious and coercive hidden methods. Thus: PDH.

    This explanation for formerly loyal Scientologists leaving or especially turning on the organization has become a favorite. Even if completely unsupported by facts.

    An otherwise loyal and dedicated Scientologist who innocently asks about something that doesn’t make sense to them, such as “Where is Shelly?” will be instantly assumed to have somehow been drugged, subjected to pain and given hypnosis and hypnotic commands to cause trouble.

    I’m willing to bet that a good part of Leah’s $300k in ‘sec checks’ was trying to find out who grabbed her and programmed her to cause trouble. All out of this assumed and unsupported theory of PDH.

    The funny thing is this: Auditing itself is PDH.

    Think about it. One of the many reasons you decide to get auditing is to get rid of mental or physical pain. Your body hurts, or it used to and the memory of it still causes pain. Or you lost someone and you have the pain of loss and grief. Or the pain of self-doubt or fractured identity or a bad childhood. You want to get rid of the effects of that and it all comes down to pain. And in auditing, the way to relieve that pain is to relive it. You re-experience it as part of the auditing process. Lots of pain remembered and felt during an auditing process.

    Auditing itself is hypnotic. It puts you into a trance state where you are essentially under the hypnotic control of the operator. Excuse me, “auditor.” There is a lot of evidence that Hubbard’s “processes” were developed out of and incorporated his knowledge and practice of hypnosis. So there is the Hypnosis part.

    And now we get to the drug. The euphoria experienced in auditing. When you have relived the pain and all the circumstances of an “incident” that bothers you, you have a release, and then the euphoric ecstatic state you experience as the pain seems to disappear. The drug comes from within you, the endorphin release as your brain is flooded with mind altering chemicals, spilling out of your own cells. No needles needed.

    And in this state of remembered pain, hypnotic commands and your own emotional chemicals flooding you, you are just as cleverly and thoroughly programmed FOR Scientology as some poor schlub being mind warped against it by a shadowy psychiatric doctor in a hidden basement.

    There is plenty of evidence from thousands that Scientology processes themselves meet the definition of “PDH’ and very little, if any, evidence that anyone ever used or now uses it’s opposite.

    When I was asking questions about Hubbard’s death, wanting to know what was actually true and what was false, those questions came from my own difficulty in making the supposed events actually fit. I have noted the questions I asked in my ‘doubt formula’ in 2003. Those questions came from my own logical thinking and my inability to just put the contradictions out of my true believing Scientologist mind. I was trying to do my best “Scientologist” confront of things that bothered me and trying to actually resolve the conflicts. But in my last years in Scientology asking those questions resulted in being given and charged for many, many hours of sec checks, and one of the chief things they were trying to find out was: Was I PDH’d?

    Funny now, not then, but hilarious to realize that I was being PDH’d all that time, by Scientology itself.

    • Princess Poopypants

      One time I was ordered to a PDH sec check (which is trying to see if I was planted into Scn to infiltrate it). I mentioned that I was born into Scn, so they began sec checking to see if I was sent in as a plant from a previous life. Wow, such powers this one has!

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Yea, the mind set that comes about from the fantasies of Hubbard…

        Did they finally decide you were sent from Farsec millions of years ago as a deep-cover thetan to infiltrate and spoil Ron’s plans when he finally found a place and time to start the revolution?

        • Princess Poopypants

          Oh yeah. I started as an infant and by the time I was 15, they caught me and sec checked me and foiled my plan!

      • “Xenu sent me”.

      • pluvo

        Unbelievable. Lol – like parody. Madness!

    • Thank you for mention the “endorphin” This is so overlooked and i have come to the same conclusions reading up on this and holding it against my own experiences. That and the Hypnosis go right along,
      -Stolen!

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Just came across this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization_disorder

        Which has so many parallels with “going exterior” that I shudder.

      • Liberated

        Hey Dice, what does a porpoise’s brain release when he’s really really happy?

        Endolphins. πŸ˜€

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          You did that inporpoise.

          • daisy

            I seal what you did there.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Don’t be flippant.

            • daisy

              Ha ha ha ha !!!

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Fur real. It wasn’t a fluke. I just can’t sea lion about it. I’ll be here all week.

            • daisy

              I was trying to use sea lion , I just couldn*t make it work. I won an award in grade 7 for coming up with a library poster of a lion reading a book saying * we are not Lion about our books * I was mortified that people found out I was in the library club.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              In High School, (Beaverton High, Beaverton Oregon, circa 1970) the school play for the fall was “George M.”, a musical about he life of George M. Cohen of “Over There” and various other anthems.

              The late great James Erickson was the Drama teacher and he came in and transformed the Drama department into big splashy very well produced musicals.

              Anyway, I wasn’t in it that year, but did some minor set work. And there was a “door decoration contest” that year for the play. I made a big silvery three dimensional pasteboard and aluminum foil “general motors” logo design that just barely adhered to a black construction paper background and hung on the Art classroom door. It stood out 6 or 7 inches from the door on several levels. I was proud of it.

              And I won the award for best door decoration! Yay. My friend Debbie who I helped with putting up her design won 2nd. I did have at least a little bit of fun in high school.

            • daisy

              I am sorry MLT , you should have been mortified too LOL

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Heh. Probably. I was unreasonably proud of my mad skillz.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              My brother tells me that I loved making puns even when I was a young kid. He says I would make the pun and then laugh hysterically at my own joke.

              I once was washing dishes and had a quart mason jar on my hand as I was drying it. It seemed to me like a glass fist, so I made a joke about a glass jaw being hit by a glass fist. I almost fell down laughing and actually couldn’t stop. You know, how something grabs you and you just can’t stop laughing because there is just something about the image of it that makes you laugh and the laughing reminds you of he image…

              So I was laughing and couldn’t stop. So my stepfather takes off his belt and whips the hell out of me because I couldn’t obey his order to stop laughing. That did the trick.

              When I make puns it’s like my mind goes through the associations like a borderline collie goes through an agility course. Full tilt and never mind the audience.

            • daisy

              I love that story . I was sure it was going it was going to end in stiches. I am not sure if that would have been better or not.

            • Pinnipedant.

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Just so it’s not Pinnipedophile.

            • That’s what we called our fans when I was the percussionist Baby Seal Club. That and Flipper Trippers. https://vimeo.com/39553320

            • Michael Leonard Tilse

              Starting off sounded like a take on “batman” theme. But I was foully deceived.

              By the way, do you know any dow-gallagers?

        • Yes but i don’t like to walk around in permanent orgasm? And that is another diagnose btw πŸ™‚

    • Missionary Kid

      $cientology Auditing itself is PDH.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Great job Phil and Willie! And to all that contributed to this virtual middle finger in the face of Scientology family disconnection.

  • Observer
  • Mick Roberts

    What’s the problem with a message of “Call Me?”. That’s what every parent of grown kids in the world wishes their kids would do more of. If the technology is that good and Scientologists truly know that it’s good for them, then why is Scientology worried about what might happen to Emily if she simply picks up the damn phone? Are they that insecure that they are worried that some fella named Phil might change his daughter’s mind just by talking to her? If that’s what Scientology does to a person, turning them into an insecure individual who is frightened to even talk to someone who truly cares about them, then no thanks!

    • Jimmy3

      Yes. I’ve spoken to Phil on the phone. He had me convinced I was his son.

      • Did you take my car keys off the kitchen counter?

        • Jimmy3

          πŸ˜›

    • The criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology wouldn’t be a high control totalitarian group without restrictions on the lives of their victims. It’s all part of re-wiring the brains of the victims.

      Check out Jon Atack’s “opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing”

  • nateht

    I was PHD’ed by the university but it didn’t take.

  • stillgrace2

    OT: I just caught up with “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, Episode 1 (2-12-17). If you haven’t seen it yet and want to experience Mr. Oliver’s astonishingly bold take on Mr. Trump, I highly recommend it. My stomach hurts from laughing so hard and yet I’m weeping from dread for the future. WTF?

    • Frodis73

      It was really good! I agree a bit scary, but funny as hell. I heard that the fake commercials did indeed air too.

  • Frodis73

    Talk about a crash! The emotional high of the billboard news to the very sad news about Jazzimine thinking she is saving the world.
    Interesting that instead of telling people that do not what the SO is to “never mind” vs googling it. Most would tell people to just go look it up. Lol that she cannot do that and she knows it.

    • flyonthewall

      she’s cute. I said it before and I’ll say it again, cults get all the hot chicks

      • Liberated

        Yeah, they’ve got Krusty.

        • Robert Eckert

          When they initially snagged her, she was pretty good-looking. Cults may get hot chicks, they just don’t keep them that way.

      • and they will lovebomb you

      • daisy

        You should see some of your bunk mates.

        • flyonthewall

          this is true

  • Uh oh, the #alternativefaxxers are starting to realize Joy’s 58mil% increase in album sales might be attributed to her being a Scientologist. Dis gon be gud.

      • Observer

        Chairman of The DNC Kremlin needs to word clear “sane.”

        • Frodis73

          They hate liberals soooo much they will embrace a nutjob that worships in the cult of xenu. Total brainwashed idiots. Trump really could shoot somebody and they would not care, at all.

          • Liberated

            Speaking of nutjobs..Alex Jones said he wished JLo would go to Somalia and get gang-raped.
            This was due to her anti-discrimination (trump) comments at the Grammys last night,
            real nice!

            • Elegant Mess

              Doesn’t that racist asshole also believe in lizard aliens? It is beyond me how anyone takes what he says seriously. F-ing nut job.

            • Liberated

              That’s the guy…lizard people…sandy hook was “staged” with kid actors…Obama is the anti-Christ and last but not least, he called trump on election night and trump promised to be on his radio talk show….they’re good buddies.

              Scary cause it’s true!

            • madame duran

              Summation: “Women being gang-raped by a bunch of ISIS thugs is absolutely depraved and that’s why we need to defend America from barbaric Islam. Oh, but if the victims are JLo and other liberals…then rape away, gentlemen.”

              Sick mindset.

          • Here’s a daft question from an Englishman. In this context, just what is a ‘liberal’?

            The impression I get is that, in some quarters, it’s a political label that has been hijacked to justify ignoring and dehumanising anyone even slightly to the left of Genghis Khan.

            • Missionary Kid

              I once met a couple of brothers (this was during the rise of the John Birch Society) who considered it way too liberal. Their politics were far to the right of Atilla the Hun.

              It’s all relative to where one’s own stance is.

      • Frodis73

        Speaking of, you should see some of the tributes to Flynn on twitter. The trump people are as blind as scientoligists. They do not care one bit what sins trump or anybody that loves him has committed. Are we winning yet?

    • Jimmy3

      It’s not attributed to being a Scientologist tho. The sales boost was from the alt-right’s support of her wearing a TRUMP dress. If she wore a MISCAVIGE dress, her take of the sales wouldn’t even cover the dry cleaning bill.

      • ya, i should’ve written what was in my head more clearly. can you recommend any classes i could take that might help me with that?

        • Jimmy3

          Let’s smoke one, and you tell me what’s going on and I’ll write it down. But there’s always the chance I may just nod my head while drawing boobs on a napkin.

  • daisy

    I know it is a small trivial thing but the white house spokesman called our PM Joe . LOL and SMH.

    • Observer

      He got off lucky

    • daisy

      He also forgot to say he was dreamy.

    • April

      I surprised there aren’t more negative reviews.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Oh brother, I just saw today’s blog headline like it was a ‘Trump tweet.’

    Is it just me or is Tony messing with us?

    ETA: To clarify it was all in my mind. But seriously, it has that feel.

  • Frodis73

    OT-PBS’s American Experience is on now and it is about Ruby Ridge tonight. Pretty good so far if anybody is interested.

    • daisy

      very good documentary

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      Ah, Ruby Ridge, the Weavers. When I was in Scientology, I saw it (not sure if it was common among Scientologists) as a beginning event, a major escalation in the war against individual rights, and soon to be the war against Scientology. The cops out of control, making being in control and dominating more important than being right.

      Waco and the disaster by the ATF and the FBI against the Branch Davidians seemed to set the tone further as the police completely clueless about the nature of faith and unwilling to admit their own actions had precipitated the scenario. To this day.

      It made me worried about the same kind of raid against Scientology. I’m pretty sure it triggered the same feeling in many others, including Scientology management. Which with the insanity of Scientologists that make them not back down, would escalate the situation with clueless cops and result in as bad a mess.

      Though, Scientology doesn’t support themselves with gun show sales, like it turns out the Branch Davidians did, (It’s why they had so many guns. Or at least one reason), Scientology does have guns, and deployed them on the roofs during at least one of the riots. I think many Scientologists are waiting for an apocalyptic scenario, to justify their faith. It could go bad, very bad.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I just got a Valentine video txt on my phone.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNshMFbyMzw

    • daisy

      I love her

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I love you too, Daisy!

        • daisy

          Back at ya ,honey. I hope you are enjoying your day with a nice pharmacutical .

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Just a couple Fent patches and 3 Norcos. Oh and two klonapin in case anxiety might rear its ugly head it’ll be stomped out!

  • Todd Tomorrow
    • Liberated

      Hey TT…have you checked out Dan Savage’s site?

      ITMFA….I love it!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        No, but strangely enough he lived near me in Seattle prior to being famous.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Todd this is great!!!

  • Joe

    Escaping Polygamy is on A&E and it is so good. Honestly, if you thought watching Leah stick it to Scientology is empowering, you would love to see these former-cult members stick it to their cult and help get others out.

    • Missionary Kid

      I just watched the latest episode, and the polygamous cults use one’s salvation (vs. eternity for Co$), but they use family to keep a person in, instead of having them reject family.

      The Order uses sex, misogyny, family, isolation, and religion to keep members in. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of breedin’ goin’ on, as a friend of mine used to put it, so there’s a whole passel of kids beholden to older men.

    • hmm guess it’s pending approval and only i can see it.

      • daisy

        i see it

        • on the site or here? ha ha

          • daisy

            Oh sorry , here . Daisy is drunk at night . Oh I see there too.

            • Wish i could join you

            • daisy

              I do not share .

            • Oh in that case…

            • Scream Nevermore

              I think it’s been taken down, cos I can’t see it.

            • Jimmy3

              Just get your drinking done during the day like a normal person

            • daisy

              I spent the better part of a morning looking for a stitch my mother insisted I left in and then I I thought I had to pick up a baby pine cone at the border , Then I remembered I drink and drive all the time. I made up for lost item , I mean mite , I mean emit or you know what I mean.

            • Juicer77

              I love you so, dear Daisy! XD

            • daisy

              I feel the same about you !

  • daisy

    This is the first time in months I have enjoyed CNN, Now I am enjoying the comics.
    * It is funny because it is treason *

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Jeezus, what a sh#t show! :O

  • madame duran

    Re: Jazzmine Little
    So many questions…
    – How old is she?
    – Is she a born “in”, second-generation Scientologist? I’m assuming she is.
    – Who is she addressing this announcement to? A mixture of family and friends who are both Scienos and non-Scientologists? Just Scientologists alone?

    “For those of you who do not know what this [Sea Org] is, don’t worry about it”

    I don’t find that assuring. She’s about to undergo a major life-altering experience, will be away from her loved ones for an indefinite amount of time, and doesn’t bother to explain in detail what the Sea Org is yet expects everyone in her social circle to be fine with this abrupt, undefined change? How is that normal? Obviously if Jazzmine has to tell others “don’t worry”, she knows someone would likely raise concerns. The terrifying thing is that those others likely know more about the Sea Org life than she does, thanks to “Aftermath” and “Going Clear”.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      I tell you what I find scary. I bet that those Heaven’s Gate cultists sounded similar to Jazzmine as they were lacing up their sneakers to join that comet. SMH

    • Scream Nevermore

      She’s a singer/songwriter and she’s from Clearwater, living in Atlanta, according to FB!

  • Seeing that go up in such a perfect location is so much better than a box of chocolates and a card, although I guess it technically is a card. A really, really big card. May it reach into the most hardened of hearts with love.

    • I love seeing your amazing artwork up there for the world to see. I can never thank you enough for providing such a brilliant message.

      • Thank you Phil. It’s my honor to help such determined and loving people. Every time I see it go up somewhere or on a car magnet or in a video, I feel a sense of satisfaction that the majority of my work doesn’t come close to providing. It cost me nothing but a little time, and when I think of what you and other families are going through I’m humbled to be a part of the project.

        • daisy

          We all are incredibly inspired by your work.The art work could not be more inspirational .Every thing about this billboard is inspired.

        • Jimmy3

          Kiss-ass

          • Fercrissakes Jimmy, I was havin’ my moment. My one, small moment. But no, you can’t stand it. Like that time we had dinner with the McCluskys and you called me a deconstructionist shitgibbon in front of my new boss because he said he liked my new tie. Well, mister, I’ve had about enough of you and your drunken tirades. You can sleep in the shed tonight with that new snowblower you can’t stop going on about. I hope it keeps you warm. Good night!

            • daisy

              Finally someone else giving him shit, I was getting lonely.

            • Jimmy3

              I put your tie in the snowblower. Was that from the Trump line? It caught on fire before I could even feed it in

            • You should know, you bought it for me when you got that paper route. You were so proud of that first paycheck, and now look at you. What is that you’re wearing on your head?

            • Jimmy3

              You know it’s a copy of that very first paper, and you cannot shame me. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9bee9fce91babffb2de6b5aaecc6779084ca23a629b346c8e19738cdc748fc0.jpg

            • Scream Nevermore

              Thanks for the laugh, guys – I needed that!

  • madame duran

    I thought the only communication terminal an SP had was Scientology’s International Justice Chief (Mike Ellis)…yet the clammy ex-spouses of Phil and Willie’s relatives get to talk with them with impunity while Phil and Willie’s own DAUGHTER is denied the right to communicate with her parents directly?

    Are you UTRs taking note of this? Whatever “purity of tech” or standard rules you thought existed are not really upheld except to control and for the sole benefit of ONE person at top–David Miscavige. Ignore disconnection policy and call your loved one NOW.

    • While it’s good that UTRs learn just how incredibly inconsistent Scientology is, I wonder if there isn’t a danger that they will react to this with the face-saving arguments typical of Independent Scientologists.

      Part of the genius of the ‘call me’ campaign is that there is no way of getting around the fact that disconnection was created and enforced by L Ron Hubbard and is inherently wrong and abusive. Scientologists can’t say that the cruelty of disconnection is a result of Miscavige ‘corrupting the tech’ – it’s a fundamental part of Scientology and always has been.

      That’s the kind of realisation that is more likely to motivate UTRs more likely to dump Scientology altogether, rather than ‘go Indie’. I suspect they are already well aware of the hypocrisy of the CofS at first hand – which is why they are keeping their heads down.

      At this stage, the problem is the ‘true believers’ and the question of why this kind of thing does not seem to bother them in the least. I honestly think that one of the transitions a Scientologist must make to become a ‘true believer’ is to abandon the wog concept of consistency.

      There seems to come a point where some Scientologists arbitrarily decide that, since they are creating reality, it does not matter if what they believed in the past cannot be reconciled with what they believe now. From that point, anything goes, and there is no way to reach them with reason.

      • Missionary Kid

        I had a $cientologist tell me that disconnection was entirely voluntary. I forgot to ask them what happens if a person doesn’t disconnect from an SP. Eye rolling was as far as I got.

        • It’s likely that Scientologist hadn’t personally experienced the consequences, or had no significant commitment to individuals which mattered to them more than ‘the cause’.

          • Missionary Kid

            That is the thing about cults. They make the cult more important than anything or anyone else. I’m pretty sure this lady has disconnected, but probably not anyone really close.

  • Sarah James

    I’m a little late to wish David ” let him die” Miscavige a happy Valentines Day. This is one you soon will not forget…
    Happy Heart Day to all of you!

  • Sarah James

    Jazzmine little should do what I did and tell them she is an Episcopalian. Their faces fall and it is like holding a cross in front of vampires. But I will say for a 15 year old it hurt my feelings to suddenly be abandoned by my ” new friends.” Jazzmine should wish to be so lucky.

    • Scream Nevermore

      That post is no longer on her FB page.

      • Sarah James

        Look up. I was responding to this page not facebook. πŸ™‚

  • daisy

    It figures fat beagle is cuddling the day after Valentine*s , Sarcastic bitch.

    • ReallyMGM

      Did you see the darling 13″ beagle shown at Westminster dog show on tv? It was oh so precious!

      • daisy

        I didn*t. There is no doubt they are to me ,one of the cutest breed of dogs. I am also partial to cocker spaniels . I have rescued them in the past. I try to adopt older dogs . There really isn*t a dog that isn*t cute,

        • ReallyMGM

          Oh, find the video of Mia the beagle in the agility competition. She is such a BEAGLE! She did every BEAGLE trick in the book! You will die laughing.

    • Juicer77

      XD
      Not kidding: yesterday I was petting JuicerKitteh when she heard Mr. J whistling in another room. She literally turned and looked at me and walked away – still looking at me! – as if to say, “yeah…. been real nice but my man’s calling!” SMH

  • madame duran

    I notice that the “Paid for by Phil Jones & friends” blurb that was present on the first “Call Me” billboard is no longer present. Good! Less obstructive text; more focus on the message. Why was it removed this time around, I wonder.

    • Missionary Kid

      Ask Phil tomorrow.

  • Juicer77

    Welcome, newbies and lurkers and under-the-radars. There is plenty of comfy seating, just come on in. Comments and questions welcome.
    If you are in the LA area on Saturday Feb. 18th, please attend the Call Me billboard dedication and show your support.
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  • Susan B.

    Jazzmine Little: Tony can you please tweet this story so it can be retweeted? Somebody, something, the Universe, Great Spirit, God, Love, Conciousness, watch over her and keep her safe!

  • davegrille

    The billboards are a blessing.

  • JJ

    How does one become “the better half of themselves” that sounds positively contortionistic. In a mental sense. Become the better half of themselves? Because they will never have a better half because the second dynamic is evil and a waste of time and money as DM says? And if he is so anti-relationship, why does he get Lou? Like BMWs, special thetan free water and gold plated toilet seats only he gets to have a “better half of himself”. Which is not a particularly nice thing to be when you think about it. The better half of David Miscavige is what exactly?

  • Taffy Sinclair

    Jazzmine Little was recently released from Narconon. They probably indoctrinated her. Poor kid is in for a rude awakening…

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Nope, I was wrong. She’s from clearwater, went to Clearwater Academy and Washburn. Her parents have been in it since the early 70’s.

  • Paul V. Tupointeau

    It appears that Jazzmine Little has removed the post about her joining the Sea Org from her Facebook profile. There’s no indication whether or not she has changed her mind, but she has resumed posting cute animal vids.

  • mrssandoval

    Someone, stop that young girl from joining! Kidnap her, since cos will be doing that anyways!!!!! Oh my gosh, that is so heartbreaking. To read her enthusiasm and to know what her life will entail is like watching a car about to crash.

    As far as disconnection, how does the cos keep denying it exists, that it’s just a coincidence when family members stop talking to SPs? Then, DM tries to compare it to ex-communication! I’m not catholic, but I know it’s not a normal occurrence, nor does it happen when you’re close friends with a non-catholic. Also, can’t an ex-communicated catholic still have contact with their family?

    This is all so insane.

    I studied Peoples Temple and Jim Jones a lot – too much –, but I watched some interesting footage from very educated people, speaking on or shortly after the mass murder/suicide. Even congress chimed in, stating this will never happen again, that we will all learn from it and what to watch out for.

    Did we? Because it seems to be happening right now, in America and abroad, recklessly unchecked. My god, I have to finish my law degree. I’d have more leverage. Sadly, I trust no one except my folks around my little one, so I’ll have to wait until kindergarten.

  • balletlady

    These billboards should be placed near every major “organization location” to bring attention to what’s really going on. The saddest part of all of this is that it seems now they are trying to “guilt trip” your loved one into believing YOU are the reason for the disconnection, it’s not them or the policy of COS…..as in “Well, if you didn’t leave/escape/blow, we’d still be a family”….this manipulation by COS is totally disgusting.
    It is easy to imagine especially when you grew up in this, it was all you were ever taught, seen, heard, learned and you had no access to anything because that was forbidden, why you remained loyal for so long. When the cloudy haze was removed from your eyes and the plugs from your ears, only then did you find out what’s really going on behind the closed inner sanctum of DM little world.
    In life, if a person doesn’t want to be saved, sometimes we have no choice but to save ourselves. We can only hope and pray that someday the loved ones will come to their own realization and opt out of COS. My thoughts are with all of you, and your loved ones as well.