Yesterday evening, Arseniy Yatsenyuk was nominated to be Ukraine’s new prime minister in the wake of President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster.
Yatsenyuk is a former speaker of parliament and foreign minister, and led one of the factions of the opposition movement.
However, last week, when it looked like Yatsenyuk was likely to end up [...]
Just yesterday, we told you about information that was leaked about Scientology’s plans for its Los Angeles headquarters. Now, we’ve received another leaked e-mail which suggests that the dates of the grand re-openings have been moved back a week. And we have some additional details.
Renovations in LA have been going on for some time, [...]
On Wednesday, we told you about Quinn Bennett, a 10-year-old girl the Church of Scientology is touting as its “youngest self-made humanitarian,” which is Scientology-speak indicating that young Quinn has personally donated at least $100,000 for the church’s expansion efforts.
(For those of you who keep bringing up an anonymous commenter over at Mike Rinder’s [...]
Yesterday, former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder posted a stunning new flier at his blog.
The flier was part of a series describing the fundraising for a project to replace the Mountain View, California church with a new facility that will be known as the “Silicon Valley Ideal Org.”
More than 10 years after it started, [...]
Hey, we’ve been traveling for several days and just got back to the Bunker. While we try to catch up, we thought we’d point out something we saw in an excellent article about Scientology which Premiere magazine published way back in 1993.
The point of the piece was how Scientology maintained a grip on Hollywood, [...]
UPDATE: We’ve had a text message conversation Robert MacLean — see below.
A bombshell this morning from former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder: He claims that a man known nationally as a TSA whistleblower has told others that he was hired to be a security guard to keep Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife Shelly [...]
During hearings this week in a lawsuit about Scientology spying and harassment, a 2010 video was played in a courtroom that showed the church’s hired operatives following Monique Rathbun to her south Texas home.
The video had nothing to do with a free-speech protest, and Monique has never been a member of the church [...]
Ned Zeman has a great overview of the missing First Lady of Scientology, church leader David Miscavige’s wife Shelly, someone whose disappearance we’ve been writing about for a long time.
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On Monday morning, we posted Steven Mango’s two and a half hour video about his experience as a member of Scientology. Now that we’ve had some time to absorb the entire thing, we thought we’d highlight some of the really good stuff in it.
In our title, we put the word ‘documentary’ in quote marks [...]
We’ve been discussing some awfully serious issues this week. From the suicide of a talented young woman who was memorialized at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, to the odd disappearance of a prominent 40-year member of Scientology, to the grinding arguments of a court hearing in Texas.
Oh, how we’d love a little comedy to lighten [...]