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SCIENTOLOGY SUPER POWER IS COMING: OCTOBER 6!

MotionQuadrantThe Tampa Bay Times broke the news Friday night: Finally, after almost 15 years since it first broke ground, Scientology’s “Super Power Building” is set to open on Sunday, October 6.

On Friday the Church of Scientology approached the Clearwater, Florida city council to obtain permits for a grand opening celebration on that date.

Former top Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, at his blog, has been reporting that church members were being told that the Super Power building — formally known as the “Flag Building” after dropping its previous name, “Flag Mecca” — would be opening about a month before the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) gala. And sure enough, the IAS gala (usually held in England in October) has been scheduled for the weekend of November 8-9 and will be held in a giant permanent tent in Clearwater that is being shipped over from the UK.

It’s a huge set of changes happening suddenly for a church that usually plans things far in advance, and we’re so excited we can hardly stand it!

In January 2012, at the Village Voice, we published what is still the only comprehensive release of architectural renderings for all seven floors of the Super Power Building. We’ll show you some of those again, but we also can reveal that someone who worked for the architectural firm that planned and built the edifice contacted us recently and told us that the structure has been finished and ready to occupy since early in 2011.

So what’s taken so long for it to open? Luis and Rocio Garcia, in a federal fraud lawsuit they filed in January, claimed that the building was purposely being kept from opening because it was such a great cash cow for the church. As the Tampa Bay Times points out, some $145 million has been raised from church members to build the thing, but it’s been assessed at only about $80 million. The Garcias, in their lawsuit, accused Scientology of delaying the opening because it could raise so much money as long as it never opened.

Has the Garcia lawsuit put so much pressure on Scientology leader David Miscavige that he finally had to open the city-block sized white elephant? As the Times points out, it’s taken so long to complete, it recently racked up huge fines that the church was forced to pay…

Construction of the building, begun in 1998, dragged for years without explanation, eventually drawing daily fines from the city for missing deadlines. In 2011, the church paid $413,500 in fines to Clearwater. When criticized for the slow pace, church spokeswoman Karin Pouw said the time line was short compared to “the world’s religious cathedrals.”

Er, a world cathedral. Right. Well, back in 2012, we couldn’t help marvel at the special 5th floor of the planned building, where the “perceptics” apparatuses were going to be located, and the promised “Super Power Rundown” was going to be delivered. Besides the aerotrim (human gyroscope), seen in the image above which has been printed far and wide, we revealed some of the other weird contraptions that were on tap for wealthy Scientologists who wanted to gain superhuman abilities. There was the “oiliness table,” for example, a favorite of our readers…

OilinessTable

 
We also showed plans for a “pain station,” “smell wall,” “infinite pit,” “endocrine states,” and other weird devices. But, before you assume that wealthy church members are going to have an experience that “would make any science fiction buff marvel” (said the Times, quoting fundraising language) Dan Koon, a former Scientologist who helped develop the Super Power processes based on instructions from Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the late 1970s, told us last year that the special devices might not even be part of the expensive package.

Here’s what Koon told us about these oversold items more than a year ago…

“The thing about this that [David Miscavige] will never promote while milking parishioners out of further big bucks is that very, very few of these items will ever be used,” he tells me. The reason, he explains, is that according to the Super Power Rundown, it’s only when an auditor perceives a certain problem with a subject’s progression (a reading on an e-meter) that a situation will need solving on a perceptics apparatus.

“In other words, it will probably be a cold day in hell when something like the endocrine states reads, thus necessitating the use of that egg-shaped room. In fact, as I recall, when we piloted Super Power on a dozen or more people at the Int Base, the only perceptics that read were the usual suspects: sight, hearing, smell, etc,” Koon says. “Miscavige is going to hype the shit out of Super Power and PR it as the next big thing that all Scientologists must do, which is complete crap. Hubbard developed Super Power to help staff members become more effective on their jobs.”

Speaking of hype, just last month Koon attempted to take the wind out of Miscavige’s sails by publishing, with the help of other independent Scientologists, the entire Super Power process as he remembered it. The “secrets” of the Super Power rundowns turned out to be exceedingly dull and repetitive (like most Scientology processing).

So a set of processes that turn out to be very basic, not esoteric, and a set of apparatuses that won’t really come into play: Is that why Miscavige has kept the Super Power building largely under wraps for so long? Because it’s one big bait-and-switch? Well, even if Super Power itself is a bust, the building is a fabulous monument to Scientology excess. Let’s go through some of the images as we await the big October 6 street party!

Let’s start with the outside. Here’s a view if you were looking from the Fort Harrison Hotel, Scientology’s most holy site (until October 6!) with the air bridge connecting the two buildings over Fort Harrison Boulevard…

 
SPOutside1

 
And here’s the supercool Atrium on the first floor!

 
SPAtrium

 
We love the simulated Apollo deck on the first floor that will feature a lifeboat and a life-sized wall photo of the Commodore…

 
SPApolloDeck

 
What would a Scientology facility be without a bookstore? Hey, and what does every volume have in common? One author!

 
SPBookstore

 
Up on the fifth floor, we love the Space Age perceptics! This one tests your sense of touch or something, and that’s the oiliness table in the background…

 
SPTouch

 
Even the fifth floor lobby looks like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey

 
SPPercepticsLobby

 
Up on the sixth floor, there’s the gigantic domed circular space for the Running Program, which will have rich church members sweating off a few pounds as they run around and around a lighted pillar…

 
SPRunning

 
And up on the seventh floor, this is where the magic happens — the office of David Miscavige, ultimate leader of the Church of Scientology!

 
SPDM

 
For a full tour of all seven floors, including detailed schematics of items like the pain station and infinite pit, please see our previous stories in the Village VoiceStory one, story two, story three, and a piece on the Super Power Rundown itself.

Wow, what an event that’s going to be on October 6. Hey, Dave, we want a tour of the building! Put us on the list!

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 17, 2013 at 00:00

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  • Jeb Burton

    If the super, super power building opens, are the Garcias up shit creek? If I understand the lawsuit, they say they were duped because the super power building was a fund raising scheme and was never going to open. Oh oh. I think thats called double penetration. Thousands to the cult and now thousands to their lawyers. All for naught apparently.

    • TonyOrtega

      The Garcias are suing over what was done to them, not what the church might in the future do.

      • Jeb Burton

        Thanks Tony. I guess i dont understand the lawsuit. I thought I read it was about the money given for the super power buiding.

        • TonyOrtega

          Yes, donations to the Super Power building are part of the suit. They were convinced to pay tens of thousands of dollars, for example, to pay for the Scientology cross on top of the building, only to find out later that other people were being encouraged to do the same thing. They call that fraud, in their fraud lawsuit. Also, that for years donations were solicited beyond what it actually cost to finish the buildling. Opening the building doesn’t change that evidence or affect that part of the suit.

          • Jeb Burton

            Thanks again.i guess I should read more than the headlines about the suit.

  • Jgg2012

    Hey, does the 10,000 that they are expecting include Anonymous demonstrators?

    • JessicaSideways

      It does make sense. 🙂

    • Larry Siegel

      There are millions of Scientologists here just in the U.S. alone. Why would less than 1% of them show up for such a momentous event?

      • Jgg2012

        Where? I live in LA County–nothing here but ex-Scientologists. Debbie Cook’s email was sent to 12,000 people. It has less than 10,000 subscribers to its Youtube channel.

        • Larry Siegel

          My attempt at sarcasm apparently failed. 😉 But you are making my point for me better than I did. If there’s millions of scientologists just here in the U.S. as the Co$ claims, not to mention the rest of the planet, why would they expect only 10,000 of them to show up for one of the biggest events ever in Scientology history?

          • Jgg2012

            The other 9,990,000 won’t be there for the same reason Shelly won’t be there. Seriously, they count ex-scientologists as scientologists who will become active again in another life. And the number of exes may be in the millions.

            • Bleuler

              Too busy clearing the planet?

          • GlibWog

            Oh no Larry you didn’t fail.. see my note..

      • Milton

        You need to use the sarcasm brackets.

        • Larry Siegel

          better?

        • ThetaBara

          You need to work on your sarcasm perceptic! I could tell.

      • GlibWog

        Larry.. what Milton was informing you… ( without showing you.. Jeeze Milton)
        The Bunker has begun using Sarcasm symbols { } So what you said was perfect.. he was just telling you that instead of quotes you could say

        { Millions of Scientologists} I just picked this up myself.. ( Milton next time show people you are correcting ..)

        • Larry Siegel

          Thanks GW, I’m pretty much a newbie on here and was unaware of the proper application of sarcasm symbols. { My bad, for failing to apply non-existence}

          • GlibWog

            Oh you are welcome Larry! I am a newbie too.. and finding my way. There is so much sarcasm here that people were having a difficult time deciding if the poster was being sarcastic or not.

            Welcome, Welcome! Crazy Place.. but a safe place to Vent!

  • ElDroneHubbub

    But what does it … do?

    • Missionary Kid

      Suck money from clams.

    • Milton

      It helps you differentiate between cheddar cheese and spaghetti Bolognese.

      http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/TasteContainers.JPG

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        What clams REALLY need is a smell station for bullshit.

        • 0tessa

          They have problem though: money does not smell (pecunia non olet)!

      • TonyOrtega

        I love that one.

      • sugarplumfairy

        It takes super powers to differentiate between spaghetti bolognese and sauerkraut and sausage?

        • Lemont

          In the spectrum of taste, there are pure tastes- like sweet, salty, and sauerkraut-sausage

        • Robert Eckert

          Yeah, how about more of a challenge, like doner kebab vs. gyros?

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          To be fair, when you’ve had your head up your ass that long, sense of smell must be pretty diminished.

          Oh boy, I just got performance anxiety. Must keep up the funny cause I know you be watchin’ me now.

          • sugarplumfairy

            Necessity is the mother of invention.. With 1100 comments, there’s no way i can keep up since it takes forever to download each page.. But If I follow all the bigmouths, I can catch all their comments on My Disqus and keep up with the convo that way.. In My Disqus, everything downloads fast.. Plus, you crack me up..

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Awww, shucks. Thanks SPF. *refresh*

  • Vinay Agarwala

    In his description of Super Power on his blog Dan Koon said:

    “Unfortunately, something else that LRH predicted also happened. He said that if some people in an org were put through the rundowns but others weren’t, then eventually those who hadn’t had the gains would pull down the others who had. And that’s what occurred. It might have taken a few years, but eventually nearly everybody, as I can recall, got into some kind of serious post difficulties. But in this regard, they were no different from everybody else at the Int Base, however, so the fact that LRH’s prediction came true in this regard cannot be taken as a denigration of their initial gains or an invalidation of the potentials of Super Power.”

    To me this is inconsistent that the gains of the people completed on Super Power Rundown are not permanent in that they could be pulled down by others who hadn’t had these gains. Something blockage cleared in the mind permanently does not get restimulated. So, there are shortcomings in the application of this Super Power Rundown.

    When I did the Running Program, I naturally applied mindfulness (a cultural thing for me, being from India), which I now believe is the secret of permanent gain. Though mindfulness was touched upon in Scientology on TR0 and Obnosis, it was never emphasized in auditing. I believe that whenever, Scientology has produced any gains, there has been inadvertant application of mindfulness by the preclear. Most of errors in Scientology occur (and correction lists are needed) because mindfulness is not emphasised and preclears try to answer questions even when no response has come up in the mind. Thus, wrong questions are run ad nauseum.

    .

    • Milton

      “Mindfulness” is beneficial in proportion to the degree that it makes one present in the moment. Hindu Advaita Vedanta, Zen, numerous traditions employ this practice in various ways. In my opinion, Scientology is the opposite of “mindfulness” if we mean being “present in the moment.”

      Scientology is about aberrating the moment. Twisting it in to something it most certainly is not. Inventing memories, co-opting meanings, corrupting natural physiologic processes, and defeating healthy cerebral pathways in the process of creating neurotic robots.

      • Vinay Agarwala

        “Mindfulness,” for me, is seeing things as they are without any assumptions or filters.

        .

        • 0tessa

          Seeing things really as they are is not possible, it is an unobtainable absolute. We only see just a part of something. Trying to see things as they are is the best we can do.

          • Vinay Agarwala

            Well, its a gradient process.

            My Premise

            .

            • Milton

              Oh noes! Not the gradient!!!

              Does that link encourage clay modelling? I’m not clicking on it if it does.

            • Vinay Agarwala

              LOL! no, it doesn’t. It has nothing to do with Scientology.

              .

            • Vinay Agarwala

              Scientology has really messed up some innocent concepts, hasn’t it!

              .

            • Lemont

              Oh yes they have. And some innocent people, too.

        • ThetaBara

          In any case, you seem to be saying that mindfulness is important to gaining benefits from Scientology, and that you learned mindfulness in India rather than through Scientology. This suggests that Scientology is not beneficial in itself as it does not teach mindfulness.

          • Vinay Agarwala

            I would say that the combination of mindfulness and Scientology was successful for me. In some ways Scientology helped me with mindfulness, and mindfulness helped me with Scientology. I went through Scientology like a knife through butter learning a lot but not getting affected adversely. Unbeknowst to me, my background from India helped me navigate through Scientology safely,

            Now I am exploring Scientology with mindfulness as a grass roots movement that can drive the Church out of business. Spiritual help has always been free in India, and, for me spiritual help and money don’t go together.

            .

            • Lemont

              “for me spiritual help and money don’t go together.”

              Well said sir!! We can agree upon that!

    • ThetaBara

      Wow. You were put through the running program and you still think there is merit in this stuff? Were you on the RPF?

      • Vinay Agarwala

        No, not at that time. It was a pilot and I was put on it along with several others. It was a unique experience indeed, somewhat like getting a second wind after a second wind.

        I do know that it was used as a punishment in later years on RPF. Maybe they did not let people go off after the EP then.

        .

        • ThetaBara

          Glad they didn’t make you do it until your teeth fell out, like that other guy.

          • Vinay Agarwala

            Well, Even in Sea Org, I never did anything that didn’t make sense to me. I simply resisted insanity non-violently like Gandhi. So, most of the time I was left alone to do what I understood as the right thing to do. I had my own interpretation of policy and I could refer to other policies easily to support my view.

            In 1983 (after 12 years in Sea Org), they told me I was unfit to be in Sea Org, so they let me go. I went away peacefully. Ha ha! The Miscavige regime was just coming on, and they couln’t figure out what to do with me.

            .

          • grundoon
    • sugarplumfairy

      Gotta love lrh.. Who else has the balls to charge ridiculous prices for a foolproof program but to lay out reasons ahead of time why the foolproof program might not work.. just in case..

    • 0tessa

      I have to agree with you.

  • ze moo

    Chuck Beatty left a great comment on the Tampa Bay story. ‘Flag’ is the only place where upper level (OT7) space alien exorcism is taught. That’s the level where you can rid yourself of the billions of Body Thetans you have accumulated in your many lifetimes.

    Chuck states that “More exorcism of spiritual entities (called ‘body thetans”) are removed by Scientologists from themselves, there at Clearwater, than compared to any single location in the history of the human race!”

    Where do the released Body Thetans go when exorcised? Are the non-OT inhabitants of Clearwater getting these ‘freed’ thetans? Hey mister, we have laws in this country about dumping stuff!!! Don’t dump your thetans on me!!! Is this excess of body thetans responsible for the sinking of Florida?? Oh, what about the innocent children of us WOGS?? How will they cope with the additional thetans being sent their way? They have enough thetans of their own, they don’t need John Travoltas or Kristie Alleys!!!

    I follow the boy scout rules about camping, if you brought it in, you pack it out. I call upon all Clearwater residents to demand that CO$ take their own body thetans back to where ever they come from!!! At least pay for an ectoplasmic dump!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGY7WW4lRL0

  • chris

    WTF is an “oiliness room??” And do you think they are opening in order to counterattack against the Garcia’s suit?

    • JessicaSideways

      Behind the counter, near the fryers at a McDonalds.

      • Observer

        You’re on fire today!

        • JessicaSideways

          Of course. 😉

    • Robert Eckert

      It’s an oiliness “table”, one of several dozen weird devices to test your 57 “perceptics”.

    • Jeb Burton

      How the hell are they going to keep Travolta from being in there 24/7?

      • Milton

        John Travolta doesn’t NEED to work on that particular perceptic. He’s already mastered it.

    • sister wendy

      I thought maybe we were all going to get massages….

  • Spackle Motion

    Whenever I see these ridiculous SP building pictures, I can’t stop thinking of the movie, “Bowfinger” in which Eddie Murphy’s character was blackmailed into being in the “Mindhead” cult because he liked to flash his junk to the Laker Girls. There’s no doubt that “Mindhead” was a complete slam against Scientology, but now life is imitating art. Here’s the “Mindhead” building snapshot from the movie, and although the SP building lacks a triangle shape, it has that same poseur-deco style.

    • Milton

      Yes, the Mindhead cult of Bowfinger was obviously an intentional slam against COS.

      Did Steve Martin ever go on record as being a critic of COS?

      • Spackle Motion

        I’ve never seen anything from Martin that was critical, but you can tell that he made the “Mindhead” cult only slightly different than Scientology but kept in the triangle symbol that they so love.

        Scientology has long been a joke in Hollywood, but this movie was made during the tail end of the Time Magazine lawsuit which probably scared corporate lawyers into having Martin clean it up a bit, even if satire is protected speech.

        Steve Martin’s best movies were ones where he satirizes Hollywood, Los Angeles, and the entertainment industry. I really wish he would make a Scientology satire. That would be fantastic.

        • Missionary Kid

          The triangle symbol is used in many religious contexts. It’s used as a symbol of the holy trinity, for example. I haven’t watched Bowfinger, so I don’t know the context he used it in.

          • Milton

            It’s quite funny. I recommend it.

            • Missionary Kid

              Thanks.

          • Spackle Motion

            It’s also a symbol that represents a pyramid scam.

            • Missionary Kid

              And on pyramids, etc, atc…….

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            You Must watch it!!!!

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      I think that is actually the building next to the big blue “Pacific Design Center”, I think near Westwood area in Los Angeles.

    • sister wendy

      I remember that: “Welcome to Mindhead”

  • Milton

    I have to say, the complete domination over scibots in the comment section at the Tampa Bay Times is awesome. It’s like they don’t even try anymore, since they get pounced on by so many people instantly.

  • chuckbeattyexseaorg75to03

    “If it weren’t for Scientology, 200 trillion years in the future, there you would be emptying those garbage cans.” – LRH

    [actually quoted from “FLAG NEWs” 2012 ]

    I’ll take cleaning garbage cans over doing Scientology, now, and 200 trillion years from now, thankyou.

    Chuck Beatty
    RPF alumni (1989, 1996-2003)

  • Artoo45

    I’m glad Cali’lgula and company have decided to not use “Flag Mecca” as a name. As I recall some other religion already uses the whole mecca thing in their branding and they’ve been known to get pretty hot under the collar about things. And speaking of heat, I just cooked home-made potstickers, you should see my kitchen island, talk about your oiliness table . . .

    • Missionary Kid

      Get yourself a splatter shield. That will help. (For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a screen stretched across a circle that stops splatter, but allows steam to pass through).

      • Artoo45

        Good point. I have one, but it doesn’t work with the wok very well. I’ll see if I can rig something up for next time . . . or just call China Room for takeout.

        • Missionary Kid

          If you’re deep frying, it isn’t necessary to use a wok. Also, you don’t have to use a lot of oil, because the “potstickers” (I have a Chinese name for them, but can’t write it) are continuously stirred through a smaller amount of oil.

          Also, are your potstickers dry when you put them in the oil? The problem is possibly excess surface moisture in the potstickers, or that they aren’t sealed enough.

          I reserve the right to be wrong.

    • Victoria Pandora

      i always wondered about that…mecca….REALLY???

      • Robert Eckert

        That was before the Nation of Islam merger, obviously.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          Yes, I was just thinking they might be laying off the “mecca of technical perfection” promotion hook because it irritates the Nation Of Islam members.

    • 1subgenius

      Anytime “Mecca” comes up is a good time to recall the great Ed Sullivan line:
      “Here we are in Jerusalem. A mecca for Jews around the world.”

  • Victoria Pandora

    scientology; building the implant stations teegeack was sorely missing. all hail xenu.

    • George Layton

      When an OTVIII finishes up the implant tech, do they have to report back to their local Org. and start all over again?

      • JessicaSideways

        No, they have to go up to a volcano, launch themselves into it and float all the way back to their home planet in the Galactic Confederacy.

  • Yay, now the fundraising can start to make the Super Power building “Ideal”!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      you mean, with the electric bill paid?

  • All of that off the wall gadgetry is going to make for a mighty interesting auction when Scientology goes bankrupt.

    “What’ll I get for this oiliness table? Do I hear 5 dollars?”

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I’m thinking a space-age hibachi grill.

    • Observer

      I think they’d get pretty close to the cost of the oiliness table because there will be a frenzied bidding war between Bunkerites, if the squabbling over it I’ve seen here is any indication.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Damn straight!

        • Espiando

          The next SP Party needs to have an Oiliness Slip-n-Slide.

          • Missionary Kid

            I’ll have the Dawn dish detergent concession. It’s the one thing that will cut the residual oiliness. I’ll make good money.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Wow that sounds really fucking fun!!!

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            and a Castle bounce house, I mean.. cathedral.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Um, not to be a downer, but what do you think the average age is of us Bunkerites?

            • Robert Eckert

              Physical or mental?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Fair enough question. Mental, I’d say young enough to be called upon by the To Catch a Predator folks. Physical, I’d guess we’d all go blind after the first several folks tried the slip-n-slide.

            • Lemont

              Average won’t tell you much, but I suspect the range is 20 – 80

            • noseinabk

              Average is more like 40 and up in mho.

            • Lemont

              I’m only here to pick up chicks, so we need to drill this down asap:)

            • noseinabk

              uuhh, uumm ok. Good luck with that! Single ladies? We have one VERY prego with twins. She could be a young one to pick up. Not sure, but think spf is single. However that could get scary.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRQMlXh4f-M

            • Lemont

              LOL, I was kidding around a bit. But I wonder if there have been any matches courtesy of Tony’s blog…. this group has been around for several years now!

            • noseinabk

              Kidding Lemont! I don’t think that I have seen any matches though. Friendships happened and that’s a good thing.

            • Lemont

              I’m just trying to justify time spent! I should be on match . kom, but this place is much more fun:)

            • noseinabk

              Who was it that posted the other day that a dating site asked if being a sciontologist was a factor? I don’t know if it was match.com or another prominent dating site.

            • Lemont

              It might have been eharmony

            • Lemont

              Cool. Are you an ER doc?

            • montananut

              Hell, I’m in Montana, although we are supposed to be getting some influence from our opinion leaders, haha.

    • BosonStark

      Someone will write a song about that table.

      “Nobody knows the oiliness I’ve seen, nobody knows but Xenu.”

  • Cymboli

    So, I’m assuming that the next Avengers movie will feature Tom Cruise as an actual super hero with super powers?

    • JessicaSideways

      Iron Man has nothing on Tom Cruise Scientologist. 😉

    • Captain Howdy

      Tom will be playing Avengers scientist Henry Pym aka “Ant-Man”

      • Lemont

        Reminds me of Fallout 3

        • Captain Howdy

          Fallout 3? Is that one of those new fangled video things?

          Amt-Man goes back to 1962.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant-Man

          • Lemont

            But there was a character in Fallout 3 that based his life on the original Ant-Man

      • Cymboli

        He can’t. Too short.

        • montananut

          They had him play Jack Reacher, and that character is supposed to be 6’3″.

          • Cymboli

            I don’t think you got the joke.

            • montananut

              probably not. I am half asleep and just took a couple of muscle relaxers, so it probably went right over my head. I just remember being absolutely livid when they cast the midget as my all time favorite literary character, whose size is extremely important to the story line. The worst casting ever.

            • Cymboli

              Dr Hank Pym “Ant Man” was a scientist who discovered a substance that would allow him to change his size. Even though he could get “big”, he would often shrink to the size of insects wearing a helmet that could control ants. Hence, Tom Cruise is too short to play a character that is often the size of an insect.

            • montananut

              LMAO. Carry on….

    • Robert Eckert

      He’s this hero… this dragonfly… (yeah I know I’ve linked this a couple times recently but it never gets old for me)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjGmZJu8OnY

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Never gets old. That guy is really fantastic. I wonder if TC saw it, would he recognize his own “performance”?

      • noseinabk

        That vid looks like him but I like this one the best.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Zv3X_Hlck

        • Robert Eckert

          That one is the most faithful to the original leaked video that spawned the whole Anonymous uprising.

    • ThetaBara

      Here is, flexing those super powers:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6jb0cOYqAI

    • Jon Hendry

      There’ll be a car accident and the Avengers will by stymied and helpless until Tom gets there.

  • Bury_The_Nuts

    Holy Crapola! I take one day off (most of, anyway), and this happens! Oy vey!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      check mail, too!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        I did…I gotta think about all of this! My head wants to explode.
        Edit. T shirt cannon is a GREAT idea!!!

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I know, right?

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Double-decker party bus with t-shirt cannons!

    • Observer

      That’ll learn ya!

  • Ruby Grapefruit

    And Shelly gets dragged out to the opening of Stupid Power to model … the oiliness table? No … make that the pain station.

  • media_lush

    I wonder what this could have been?

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      hmmm. Hope it is good for us 😉

    • Eraz0r

      she put batteries in the bathroom scales?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Or her scale sent an email disconnecting from her.

        • Sherbet

          That is BAAAAD, but I’m still snickering, L.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            I felt the teeniest bit guilty writing it, BUT the J&D was too strong.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      She just NOW learned that Twinkies went away. Scilons are so removed from reality that even normal, non-entheta Wog news takes a while to filter into their isolated little world.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        But twinkies are back L. Wrong!

        Do you have a fever???

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I KNOW that silly woman. Come along for the ride…..the joke is funnier that way.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            Just slap me when I get outta hand…you know the drill….

          • ThetaBara

            That joke is SO two weeks ago!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              poopie pants! *refresh*

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I’ve got a fever and the only thing….

    • KJP in Portland

      “Kirstie Alley, the Last Scientologist”

    • phronsie

      Her pilot got canned? Seriously, who is gonna watch a series with her and John Travolta???

      • media_lush

        she roped in Norm [George Wendt] and Carla for one of the episodes…. it’s a weird TV/Net kind of mix channel that, I think, premiers in December….. I think the scion angle – by then – should be huge if the Super Power Building gets the kind of media attention it’s likely to get. What would be hilarious is if becomes such a massive story that when she starts her PR tour ahead of the first episode she’s continually asked if she has “Super Powers”…. she’s not in Cruises’s class where she could demand certain questions not be asked…. also, come December I reckon no TV interviewer is going to feel intimidated by the cult ever again.

        • noseinabk

          Unfortunately the news has not gone mainstream enough to touch some of the fans of the beloved characters from cheers and Grease. Kristin Chenoweth is allegedly on this show and has a following that will not be informed of Krusty’s behavior and rabid sci beliefs.

    • media_lush

      I think she lost the short-straw lottery and is the designated celeb being sent to the Super Powers opening….

    • Nevermore

      I’ve been wondering, but she hasn’t ‘dropped by’ yet.

  • Unex Skcus

    The Superbo Powez building may well turn out to be the dwarfenfuhrer’s Vasa:

    “Vasa was built top-heavy and had insufficient ballast. Despite an obvious lack of stability in port, she was allowed to set sail and foundered only a few minutes after she first encountered a wind stronger than a breeze. The impulsive move to set sail was the result of a combination of factors: Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus,
    who was leading the army on the continent on the date of her maiden voyage, was impatient to see her join the Baltic fleet in the Thirty Years’ War…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship)

    • Missionary Kid

      Yup, the bad news is that it was a screw-up by my ancestors. The good news is that it led to a treasure trove of archeological artifacts and information. I toured the site where they were treating the ship with chemicals in the process to preserve her over 40 years ago.

      I’d like to see her now.

  • KJP in Portland

    I wake up and log onto my pooter. All I see is some new poster ranting on about the Catholic Church. Jeez, too bad I wasn’t up to participate. Guess I’d better keep my yap shut; however, I will say and defend, that at least the Catholic Church doesn’t ENSLAVE their adherents, nor interrogate them to death. Last time I checked, they do more good than harm to the world, which is the opposite of of Crackatology for sure.

    Nor, do I see any level of manipulation or mind control going on that compares even remotely to a Judeo-Christian religion. That crap that she was blithering is for another subject, another forum, another place, than here.

    Methinks that we had a better quality of linguistic clam that attempted to infiltrate and disrupt the forum today. See all the attention Tony gets from Co$ now? They’re sending better quality Sciloons down here to harass this forum.

    WE WILL NOT BE DETERRED.

    KP

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      Lol, she isn’t new or stupid. But she can be a real ass…as she proved today.
      How is your evenin going?

      • KJP in Portland

        Oh, just getting ready for a night’s work. Reading my fave forum and otherwise living the good, FREE life 🙂 I hope you’re good as well!

        • Bury_The_Nuts

          Absofrknglutely!

          (I cut and pasted it to get it right!!!)

          Props to my girl SPF!!!

          • KJP in Portland

            ;p

    • Missionary Kid

      I will make one change to what you wrote. The Catholic Church doesn’t now enslave their adherents…

      For one example, the Santa Barbara Mission was built largely with the slave labor of the Chumash Indians, and I believe that the same practice was used building the rest of the missions in California along the Camino Real.

      The connection between the CC and the Spanish conquisators was virtually one and the same. It was conversion and subjugation by the sword. If an Indian escaped, he was hunted down and returned to the mission.

      • Missionary Kid

        To add, when I was a Christian, very little was mentioned about it. I only heard about incidents like that because I was a Protestant and raised in an environment where Catholic sins were mentioned, but Protestant ones were ignored.

        I was raised by well intentioned missionaries, and I’ve had to rethink my parents role in cultural imperialism that comes with missionary work.

        When we think of the Crusades, we think of Robin Hood. It’s bullshit. The Crusades were a prime example of ethnic cleansing and greed, sanctioned by the Pope. They even turned against Eastern Orthodox Christians when they sacked Constantinople.

        Muslims and Jews know that history all to well.

        • Nevermore

          So do Catholics, MK. We do get taught history at school – and it’s real history, not some re-written, sanitised version! And the Middle Ages just happens to be my degree subject, albeit in archaeology. But it is telling that those practices are in the Catholic church’s past. They are very much in $cientology’s PRESENT, which is what adds to the horror, for me at least.

          • Jon Hendry

            The last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland closed in the 1990s. The Laundries were paid. The workers weren’t.

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21334882

            The laundries were Catholic-run workhouses that operated in Ireland from the 1920s to the mid-1990s.

            Girls considered “troubled” or what were then called “fallen women” were sent there by families or the courts.

            Ellen Murphy, a survivor of the Magdalene Laundries, told the Today programme’s John Humphrys that she was put to work using large washing machines.

            “You had to do that or die with starvation,” she explained.

            Speaking of her restrictive ordeal at the Laundries, Ms Murphy said: “You never went out, you were locked in all the time… you never saw the world.”

            “We were slaves from one end of the day to the other,” she added.

            • Nevermore

              Unmarried mothers or ‘difficult’ women in other parts of the UK were locked up in mental institutions, some for the rest of their lives – there was an outcry when one poor old woman was discovered still living in one at around the same time as the Magdalene story hit the papers, I think. Religion wasn’t a factor on the mainland, but in Ireland, the Church had an iron grip on the people. But in both cases they got away with it because of a rather nasty puritanical, patriarchal streak in our society, allied with a bit of keeping the ‘working class’ in their place – and from that place they did not question church or state authority. And note – some of those girls were sent there by their families, again, mostly by fathers who felt they were losing control of them. I’m not going to spend the next century or so talking about the CC. I could go on for hours about what it got wrong – gods know it’s been the subject of many a heated discussion with my own family. I’m an ex-Catholic for a reason! But this blog is not the place for it.

            • Missionary Kid

              Amen. The problems of this type occur when one group holds sway over all others in a society. My nightmare would be LRH’s dream of a nation or society where Co$ held sway.

          • Missionary Kid

            The kerfuffle was about a long-time poster who occasionally drops in. She was raised a Baptist, which is not far theologically from where I was, but while she’s now an atheist, she still has a hard-on particularly for Catholics, terming them as a cult, like all religions.

            My attitude is pretty much, “Whatever floats your boat, as long as you don’t hurt anyone.” I have had to reevaluate my parent’s cultural imperialism which was well meaning, but misguided.

            I did go off somewhat half-cocked, but phrases like “Nor, do I see any level of manipulation or mind control going on that compares even remotely [my emphasis] to a Judeo-Christian religion.” set me off because I was raised in a fundamentalist sect that subtly practices manipulation and mind control, but in a much more benign manner than Co$. I also react when people use the term Judeo-Christian because I’m old enough to remember that Christians and Jews usually didn’t even talk to each other, and, at the best, eyed each other with suspicion and as (on the Christian side) targets for conversion. I know full well what is meant by the phrase, and that it’s meant to delineate, but that’s a quirk of mine.

            There are fundamentalist Jewish and Christian sects (and I include odd corners of the Catholic adherents in this) whose attitudes and practices are not that far off from Co$. Their attitudes towards those they consider apostates are close to Co$, but they don’t have a written policy of fair game. Yes, that isn’t the norm, but they definitely exist.

            I should have emphasized that this woman who posted was using what were, IMO, generalizations about the Catholic Church that were basically hostile, and often unwarranted because they were simply opinions.

            The problem is that the real topic here is the intrinsic evil of Co$. Co$ has as written policy, disconnection, (indirectly by the way it is carried out), Medieval attitudes and actions towards children, human trafficking, forced abortions, basic mendacity, and secrecy about its {{{theology}}}. This whole basically anti-Catholic and anti-religion screed on the part of this woman drove us all off-topic as effectively as a Troll.

            I apologize for also getting us off topic.

    • montananut

      I did the same thing earlier. Wanted to see all the normally insightful and funny comments that just HAD to be coming out about the Stupor Powers, and the first few pages of comments are an argument about the Catholic Church and atheists. WTH???? Did we go a little overboard feeding the troll or what? I will admit it was entertaining at first, but egads, got kinda out of control.

      • Nevermore

        Apparently she’s posted here before and was thought not to be a troll. That might not in fact be the case!

    • Jon Hendry

      “the Catholic Church doesn’t ENSLAVE their adherents”

      At the Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, the effectively did that. Young women imprisoned and made to work often without trial, subjected physical and emotional abuse, blocked from leaving, beaten for attempting to escape, and, if they did escape, the women would often be returned by the police.

      From Wikipedia:
      Sex in a Cold Climate – a 1998 documentary[citation needed] directed by Steve Humphries (historical consultant: Frances Finnegan) presenting interviews of four women interred in various Magdalene asylums and orphanages because of out-of-wedlock pregnancies, being sexually assaulted, or just being “too pretty.”

      (To be fair, these institutions weren’t technically limited to Catholic ‘inmates’, but I suspect that, being in Ireland, most were Catholic.)

  • DavidaRochelle

    Sidetracking, on The Daily Mail there are pics from a British reporter on the New Mexico Scieno compound. Does anyone know if the cult got all of the necessary building permits?

    • Missionary Kid

      They probably didn’t need many. The area is basically high desert.

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        I love the fact that the trees are so sparse you almost cant see the stupid symbol! ehehhehehe

        • Missionary Kid

          There are no trees there. Those are shrubs. The only way that I found the site was by the airport the first time I looked on Google Earth. The symbols are so small that from 95,000 feet above sea level (18 miles) it is not distinct. Add to that the fact that all that was done is clear vegetation, which will grow back, and it’s ridiculous.

          There’s no rock formation, monolith, or even concrete poured to mark the place. Oops.

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            While I mostly agree with you. those “shrubs’ are considered trees there! (Pathetic as they are).
            You could make a nice GIN with those puppies!!!

    • TonyOrtega

      It was built in the late 1980s. You thinking the code inspectors are just taking their time to get out there? Seems doubtful.

      • DavidaRochelle

        I was just curious if it was inspected; I don’t know either way. What do you think of the compound?

        • Missionary Kid

          Basically, it just looks like a ranch with a small, funny itaglio.

          • DavidaRochelle

            Is it really basically empty?

            • Bury_The_Nuts

              Yeah…It is a lot of real of Acreage….with NADA!!!

            • DavidaRochelle

              You should add your comments to the DM article. LOL

            • coonellie

              Vista de nada

            • Missionary Kid

              Yup, Go to Google Earth and type in “San Miguel Ranch Airport, NM”

              You can see for yourself.

      • Missionary Kid

        It’s a ranch. They probably inspected it when it was built, and it was probably built as a mine, so they don’t really care. It’s high desert, which blooms about once a year.

    • Lemont

      Someone posted this already, I liked it:

      http://www.youtube.com/v/biLE4UR

  • DamOTclese2

    Er muh gawds I’m so excited!

  • DamOTclese2

    So what is the insane fucking crook going to do with an empty “open” building?

    • Nevermore

      He could hire it out as a location to film scifi movies?

  • Lemont

    I’m not sure Disqus is designed to handle 1000+ comments on a daily basis.

    Anyway, I’m going to reload, so I can see the new jpg images. Then hit load-more-comments 24 times.

    • Missionary Kid

      What I do, is to keep one browser or tab on the article, and another that I refresh occasionally, so I can see images.

      I use Chrome for one and Firefox for the other.

  • stateofcircle

    You’re all such pessimistic nay-sayers. Super Power has the potential to bean absolute cash cow. After it inevitably fails in few short years because a) there are like 7 Scientologists left, b) those 7 Scientologists have no money to pay for it, and c) only 2 out of 7 of those Scientologists will be allowed to do it, they can open to the public (the actual human public, not just the clam public) as an amusement park. They’d have to get rid of all the boring e-meter droning bullshit, but promote the hell out of those crazy-ass “perceptics” (another fake word my computer wants to auto-correct), and charge $50 a pop, it would be like Disney World’s creepy step-uncle, the kind that you know is super weird and whacked out of his mind, but you just can’t help yourself from accepting his invitation to see the mysterious basement he lives in because you know it’s going to be some super crazy shady shit. They’d make millions. I’d do it in a heart beat.

    • Missionary Kid

      What have you been doing, reading Carl Hiaasen?

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I’m in as long as they add a few animatronic characters. I love the smell of animatronics. You could blindfold me and walk me into the Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom and I’d know where we were. How’s that for perceptics?

    • noseinabk

      More money could be made if they followed this advertising.

    • EnthralledObserver

      You know, I think you are on to something. Just open every single Scientology process and course up to the general public in any order and let them go for it, start when they want, end when they want… for a more reasonable price, that is. They’d still probably bring in at least as much as they are bringing in right now – which must be very little, surely. The interest on their slush fund reserves are covering the rest now anyway, right?

    • Jon Hendry

      The perceptics stations would probably do well at a Reno cathouse.

  • noseinabk

    I gotta get to bed. First I want to dedicate this song to little Dave Miscavige.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Gd5SXN-YDc

    UUMM sorry dave, I for got that one line.
    “I faced it all and I stood tall”

  • EnthralledObserver

    Just another Marty reply/comment I don’t want disappearing into the ether…

    “If that were true then mainstream infant nutritionist would have been on to it long ago. It was probably the breast milk and then ‘good food’ that ‘made a real difference’, if you cared to do an in-depth study on it.
    The point here, of course, is not whether Barley has benefits as a food source for humans, it’s that Hubbard decided and tried to teach that women had faults that reached so deeply as to almost undermine their primitive purpose as life-bringers. Why? Because he couldn’t stand the thought that women had a value in something that was greater than a man’s. He was incredibly misogynistic… and it shows in many areas of the development of Dianetics and Scientology.
    This man (and I use that term loosely because of his cowardly hiding out at the end of his life) used his made-up qualifications to influence people into believing he knew what he was talking about. Breast milk and subsequently (from about 6-12 months of age) a diet of high quality fresh fruits, vegetables, grains (probably even including some Barley), meats and dairy products will have children thriving. The proof is in the product… my children are perfectly healthy, thank you, no ‘Barely formula’ in sight!
    Maybe this formula won’t harm babies if used sometimes, but it is dangerous if used as the sole nutrition of an infant – which is what this foolish man tried to promote – all because it didn’t sit well with him that women had a power he could never, ever possess. (after all… anyone can make this formula)”

    • ThetaBara

      Well said, and thank you for doing this. Marty and his commenters give me the jibblies so I rarely go there.

      • EnthralledObserver

        No probs… I kinda get a thrill from the conflict sometimes (my guilty little secret).
        🙂

    • sister wendy

      That was my first big “ah ha” as to LRH did not always know what he was talking about. I mean, c’mon…as a former La Leche League member, there is no way I could support such bogus promotion of false information as ‘give the infant barley formula’- such horseshit. Especially with gluten (!) Why would you ever give an infant gluten while it’s learning to digest?! That’s just asking for allergies and a possible lifetime of digestion issues. No one had an answer that was satisfying. They just pointed to the fact that babies cried, mommies were tired and so they shouldn’t feel obligated to nurse. (!!) I think basically he was looking for a way to keep women from their children and keep them in session.

      • Nevermore

        It just illustrates what a twat he was. Breast milk is produced for a reason. If we were supposed to feed babies barley formula, women wouldn’t have breasts. Or maybe breasts that produced barley formula. OK, I need to have my breakfast now. This is what happens when I get up and go straight to ‘cleaning’ mode, I talk more crap than usual!

  • GlibWog

    Ok this is my First.. Wish me luck..
    Titled: Hey Shortie

    • GlibWog

      bawwwwwwwwwwhahahhaha I don’t know how I got 3 of them.. I tried to edit, but forget it..

      • Robert Eckert

        Hey, mine got all shrunk. We’ll learn.

      • marti

        Three! Three for the price of one.

        • GlibWog

          Awwwwww xox Yes.. of course I did it on purpose.. ( wink wink)

    • GlibWog

      I was going to write.. ” This Ain’t About No Fuckin Catholic Church” but didn’t want to start it up again..hahah

      • Nevermore

        You could do a series [Insert Church Name] Ain’t No Fuckin Church. And put ‘They ALL Drink The Kool-AId’ on the bottom of it.That way no-one gets left out! And you can make them a t-shirt franchise if you want!

        • GlibWog

          hahahhaha.. I’ll be rich Nevermore.. I think I’ll pass on it and just share my talent with my Bunker friends.. xo

    • aquaclara

      Nice!

  • Alice Smith

    Tony, you deserve an IAS Freedom Medal!!

  • DodoTheLaser

    Off topic: Elysium is the best movie this summer, imo. Sorry, Pacific Rim.

    • Nevermore

      I haven’t seen either of them yet, so shhhhh!! 😉

      • DodoTheLaser

        Sorry. Watch both.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I dunno. I thought it was a big let-down. Too many huge plot holes….yeah, yeah, summer blockbuster, but damn things I could not ignore. And Jodie Foster looking hot as a milfy platinum blonde, but WTF was with that accent? Whew, we Americans generally suck at pulling off good accents.

      • DodoTheLaser

        I hear you. All the “big” movies this summer were a bit let-down to me, though.
        Elysium was a lesser disappointment, imo. That’s all I’m saying.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Agreed. Lots of $$$ spent with poor results across the board. Hmmmm, sound like something else we know?

  • Nevermore

    Some good Twitter stuff from Mark Bunker today, but this is my fave: Mark Bunker ‏@XENUTV
    #Scientology mag from 1970 predicts success on another planet in the far off distant year of 2010! pic.twitter.com/b9u7lYtrmV

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    One thousand one hundred and sixty seven comments…! Guess i picked a bad day to spend out of commission!

  • BlueJene

    I’ve only read a couple of books by exes, but when I went online tonight to get some info for myself I was shaking my head at the outright message they give! It’s clearly “You will believe this” “Don’t look at anything that disputes what we say”. I had to sign up for some free shit, but that’ll go in the trash 🙂

    • BlueJene

      Ultimately I didn’t go any farther. I knew it was a moneygrab from the start.

  • Rebecca Young

    Sick! Sick! Sick! Why does sick-otology still exist? Looks rich and expensive – tax free a lot more opportunities are possible. Well at least Cruise and Travolta can run their brainwashed minds off and have some thing to show for all the cash they give to this BS. I used to adore Travolta to pieces, now I just pray that he sees the light at some point. He already paid a price for this bs that claims got him through life.

  • SoMissDelicious

    A gorgeous building, completely useless. How much money does Davey pay himself a year on the books (and off?)

  • complete

    Listen to me very carefully you fucking shitty freak-hole

    Underground-Bunker psychotopic imbecile lunatic paranoid Scavenger Bustard

    The rats centipedes and all sort of shallow pity-minded arse-holes designated

    to underground so the name of your blog perfectly matches with you, you fucking mother fucker cock-succer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOUR FUCKING VERY MALICIOUS CERTAINLY SATANIC DEVILISH SHIT-HOLE DAYS ARE COUNTED !!!!!!!

    GET THAT FUCKING PREACK ???

    THE MORE YOU DO YOUR FUCKING FREAK ACTIVITY THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO YOUR FUCKING SHIT-HOLE

    LAST SECOND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLOOOODY WANKEEEER–––

    The true story of Scientology is simple, concise and direct. It is quickly told:

    1. A philosopher develops a philosophy about life and death.

    2. People find it interesting.

    3. People find it works.

    4. People pass it along to others.

    5. It grows.

    When we examine this extremely accurate and very brief account, we see that there must be in our civilization some very disturbing elements for anything else to be believed about Scientology.

    These disturbing elements are the Merchants of Chaos. They deal in confusion and upset. Their daily bread is made by creating chaos. If chaos were to lessen, so would their incomes.

    The politician, the reporter, the medico, the drug manufacturer, the militarist and arms manufacturer, the police and the undertaker, to name the leaders of the list, fatten only upon “the dangerous environment.” Even individuals and family members can be Merchants of Chaos.

    It is to their interest to make the environment seem as threatening as possible, for only then can they profit. Their incomes, force and power rise in direct ratio to the amount of threat they can inject into the surroundings of the people. With that threat they can extort revenue, appropriations, heightened circulations and recompense without question. These are the Merchants of Chaos. If they did not generate it and buy and sell it, they would, they suppose, be poor.

    For instance, we speak loosely of “good press.” Is there any such thing today? Look over a newspaper. Is there anything good on the front page? Rather, there is murder and sudden death, disagreement and catastrophe. And even that, bad as it is, is sensationalized to make it seem worse.

    This is the cold-blooded manufacture of “a dangerous environment.” People do not need this news; and if they did, they need the facts, not the upset. But if you hit a person hard enough, he can be made to give up money. That’s the basic formula of extortion. That’s the way papers are sold. The impact makes them stick.

    A paper has to have chaos and confusion. A “news story” has to have “conflict,” they say. So there is no good press. There is only bad press about everything. To yearn for “good press” is foolhardy in a society where the Merchants of Chaos reign.

    Look what has to be done to the true story of Scientology in order to “make it a news story” by modern press standards. Conflict must be injected where there is none. Therefore the press has to dream up upset and conflict.

    Let us take the first line. How does one make conflict out of it? No. I, A philosopher develops a philosophy about life and death.

    The Chaos Merchant has to inject one of several possible conflicts here: He is not a doctor of philosophy, they have to assert. They are never quite bold enough to say it is not a philosophy. But they can and do go on endlessly, as their purpose compels them, in an effort to invalidate the identity of the person developing it.

    In actual fact, the developer of the philosophy was very well grounded in academic subjects and the humanities, probably better grounded in formal philosophy alone than teachers of philosophy in universities.

    THE ONE-MAN EFFORT IS INCREDIBLE IN TERMS OF STUDY AND RESEARCH HOURS AND IS A RECORD NEVER APPROACHED IN LIVING MEMORY, BUT THIS WOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED NEWSWORTHY. TO WRITE THE SIMPLE FACT THAT A PHILOSOPHER HAD DEVELOPED A PHILOSOPHY IS NOT NEWSPAPER-TYPE NEWS AND IT WOULD NOT DISTURB THE ENVIRONMENT. HENCE, THE ELABORATE NEWS FICTIONS ABOUT NO.1 ABOVE.

    Then take the second part of the true story: People find it interesting. It would be very odd if they didn’t, as everyone asks these questions of himself and looks for the answers to his own beingness, and the basic truth of the answers is observable in the conclusions of Scientology.

    However, to make this “news” it has to be made disturbing. People are painted as kidnapped or hypnotized and dragged as unwilling victims up to read the books or listen.

    THE CHAOS MERCHANT LEAVES NO.3 VERY THOROUGHLY ALONE. IT IS DANGEROUS GROUND FOR HIM. PEOPLE FIND IT WORKS. NO HINT OF WORKABILITY WOULD EVER BE ATTACHED TO SCIENTOLOGY BY THE PRESS, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO DOUBT IN THE PRESS MIND THAT IT DOES WORK. THAT’S WHY IT’S DANGEROUS. IT CALMS THE ENVIRONMENT. SO ANY TIME SPENT TRYING TO CONVINCE PRESS THAT SCIENTOLOGY WORKS IS TIME SPENT UPSETTING A REPORTER.

    On No.4, People pass it along to others, the press feels betrayed. “Nobody should believe anything they don’t read in the papers. How dare word of mouth exist!” SO, TO TRY TO STOP PEOPLE FROM LISTENING, THE CHAOS MERCHANT HAS TO USE WORDS LIKE CULT. THAT’S “A CLOSED GROUP,” WHEREAS SCIENTOLOGY IS THE MOST OPEN GROUP ON EARTH TO ANYONE. And they have to attack organizations and their people to try to keep people out of Scientology.

    Now, as for No.5, It grows, we have the true objection.

    AS TRUTH GOES FORWARD, LIES DIE. THE SLAUGHTER OF LIES IS AN ACT THAT TAKES BREAD FROM THE MOUTH OF A CHAOS MERCHANT. UNLESS HE CAN LIE WITH WILD ABANDON ABOUT HOW BAD IT ALL IS, HE THINKS HE WILL STARVE.

    The world simply must not be a better place according to be Chaos Merchant. If people were less disturbed, less beaten down by their environments, there would be no new appropriations for police and armies and big rockets and there’d be not even pennies for a screaming sensational press.

    SO LONG AS POLITICIANS MOVE UPWARD ON SCANDAL, POLICE GET MORE PAY FOR MORE CRIME, MEDICOS GET FATTER ON MORE SICKNESS, THERE WILL BE MERCHANTS OF CHAOS. THEY’RE PAID FOR IT.

    And their threat is the simple story of Scientology. For that is the true story. And behind its progress there is a calmer environment in which a man can live and feel better. If you don’t believe it, just stop reading newspapers for two weeks, and see if you feel better. Suppose you had all such disturbances handled?

    The pity of it is, of course, that even the Merchant of Chaos needs us, not to get fatter, but just to live himself as a being.

    So the true story of Scientology is a simple story.

    And too true to be turned aside .

    • Lark Smith

      After the foul mouthed rant a the beginning I lost interest in anything else you had to say. I thought you guys controlled yourselves better. Good luck to you.

    • Bury_The_Nuts

      You need big Pharma badly!!!!
      Dip shit!

    • sugarplumfairy

      dave! Nice to meet you..

    • sugarplumfairy

      Dave! Nice to finally meet you..

    • Jvm3

      I just had a cognition. This rant was written by two seperate individuals. The introduction and the capslock RAEGING!!1 sprinkled throughout were written by an angry, uneducated scilon or by a simple-minded troll. The calmer, more composed text contains a subdued rage, and is still very irrational and ridiculous, but at least the vocabulary, spelling and punctuation is passable as English. I’m guessing the poster weaved this in by applying copy/paste tech.

      • Lark Smith

        I knew I had read something similar before.

  • media_lush

    Dear People the comment below is what scientology does to you [ay caramba!, ed]

  • filosofa

    Nurse! Complete is out of his bed again

  • Sunny Sands

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