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A new look inside Scientology’s bomb-proof vaults, and a visit to Hubbard’s final rodeo

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We’re traveling today, and we’re grateful to our tipsters for keeping us supplied with good material while we look for some time to do some reporting on new stories.

We have contributions from two tipsters today that happened to hit on a similar theme — Scientology’s super-secretive entity, the “Church of Spiritual Technology” (CST), and its Space Age underground vaults.

First, Underground Bunker regular “Observer” recently visited California’s central coast, and she couldn’t resist stopping by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s final spot on Earth before he moved on to Target 2.

On January 24, 1986, Hubbard left his body to pursue his “researches” without the impediment of a human body. Or he died of a stroke and other complications, depending on who you believe. He was 74 years old. For the final few years of his life, he’d been hiding out at a ranch owned by CST which is near the town of Creston, California. We’re told that while Hubbard lived there, he stayed in a Bluebird motorhome, while a few other people — Annie Broeker and Steve “Sarge” Pfauth,” primarily — took care of the ranch and of Hubbard.

Observer stopped by the ranch to see what kind of shape it’s in today. And she took along with her a copy of our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, which has been seen in such amazing places around the globe lately. Here’s a nice panoramic overview of the place, annotated by Observer…

 
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Some of CST’s super secret compounds have an odd feature: Two large interlocking circles carved into the ground so they can be seen from the air. What are they for? Only one former CST employee has ever given an on-the-record interview, and he talked first to us. His name is Dylan Gill. Dylan told us the CST corporate symbol is carved into the ground at Creston Ranch and at two other CST locations so that they can serve as guides for L. Ron Hubbard when he comes back to Earth from wherever he’s been. Some of the CST compounds also feature an “LRH House” for Hubbard to move into as he begins his next stint running Scientology.

 
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You can also see the guard tower in the middle of the CST logo in this view from Google Earth…

 
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We asked Observer what a Bluebird motorhome looked like, and she dug up this photo of a model that was popular in 1986…

 
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So something like that was Hubbard’s departure point from this dimension. Sail on, Commodore.

 
Another tipster alerted us to the latest International Scientology News, which contains an article about CST’s main activity, which is digging vaults for storing Hubbard’s words and lectures against the ravages of nuclear war.

After Hubbard went into permanent hiding in February 1980, he subsequently ordered a corporate reorganization of Scientology, and that’s when CST was born, in 1982. The late, great Denise Brennan worked on that project, and she helped us understand where the idea for CST’s vaults came from — she was told to review a similar plot in Hubbard’s just-published science fiction epic, Battlefield Earth.

“The vaults in Battlefield Earth maybe were an imperfect analogy. We werenโ€™t planning for a doomsday so 50 people could live in the vaults and run the world from bunkers. It was to preserve the tech, not house people,” Denise told us.

So ever since then, CST has dug vaults and equipped them in California, New Mexico, and Wyoming (and we provided maps to all of them in our story with Dylan Gill).

Now, for some reason, Scientology is boasting again about all the next-generation technology it’s lavishing on the process of storing and preserving Hubbard’s words so they last forever and can jump-start a civilization after a nuclear winter. Or something.

 
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And just look at all the ways Scientology is spending tax-exempt dollars so all the crackpot nuttiness Hubbard wrote about his trips to Heaven and years as a race car driver 30,000 years ago on Earth will be preserved forever more…

 
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Hey, IRS, are you paying attention?

But here’s our question: Why this now? Are they begging for more money again?

While we wait for an answer, we have to point out the last time we mentioned that a young, reincarnated L. Ron Hubbard might be wandering the central coast of California looking for a symbol of interlocking rings. As we put it in 2012…

“If you spot a chain-smoking 5-year-old redhead with an eye for ladies in miniskirts — hey, give us a call!”

And here was the shoop someone immediately put together over at WWP…

 
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UPDATE!! We never thought we’d see a photo like this. Ladies and gentlemen, a genuine CST titanium container for the storage of L. Ron Hubbard’s words — except, look who got there first!

 
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BOOK NOTES
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We didnโ€™t get a chance to include photos in our book, so weโ€™ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

 
July 29: Paris, Le Bistrot Landais, 19:00 (with Jonny Jacobsen)

August 4: London, Conway Hall, 19:30, (with John Sweeney)

August 24: Boston, Boston Skeptics in the Pub, 7 pm (with Gregg Housh)

Sept 15: Barrett the Honors College, Arizona State University, ASU in Downtown Phoenix campus

Sept 23: Cleveland, Parma Heights Library, 7pm sponsored by Center for Inquiry – Northeast Ohio

Sept 24: Minneapolis

Sept 27: Portland

Sept 28: Seattle

Sept 29: Vancouver, BC, Seven Dining Lounge, 7 pm

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on July 27, 2015 at 07:00

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SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

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  • Allie

    What is it with cults and vaults? The Mormons also have several vaults about a mile up the canyon from Salt Lake City. The church started microfilming family history records in the 1930’s. In 1965 they blasted through a solid rock mt. and built several vaults. They are a dry, environmentally-controlled & secure from the public
    facility used for long-term storage as well as administrative offices, shipping & receiving docks, a processing facility and restoration facility for microfilming.

    Today there are more than 2.4 million rolls of microfilm & 1 million microfiche. Since 1999 the church has been digitizing the mircrofilm. Genealogy searches can be accessed at FamilySearch.org website.

    There is no mention of official church scriptures and writings stored at the vaults, but I’m sure they have copies there for posterity.
    http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/granite-mountain-records-vault

    • Robert Hammond

      All that and they still can’t find those “golden plates” that Joseph Smith was alleged to have discovered the magic words on. (refresh) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij5lCrr9YeE

    • April

      Wanna know something weird? My records are also in that Mormon vault, and I’ve never been a Mormon. My father’s family’s records are there dating back at least six generations to the very early 1800’s, even though I only have one cousin who’s a Mormon and we’re from the opposite side of the country from Utah. I never asked for my records to be stored there. It just gives me the creeps.

      • Allie

        It is creepy and I’ve heard that from other people. I guess families submit their names and their family history information and that’s how the names show up–even if you were never Mormon or not. Too creepy for me.

        • Missionary Kid

          They get the information from public records.

      • Missionary Kid

        They’ve been collecting as much genealogical data as they can from public records for a long time. It’s apart of what they believe. Their purposes, I believe, aren’t nefarious, but occasionally other people have used them for blackmail, etc.

  • WOG3232

    Love this post! These are always fun to read. Its getting harder and harder for the cult to convince anyone to join.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/i-had-my-personality-tested-by-scientologists

    • Snake Plissken

      The days of finding people ignorant enough about Scientology to make the mistake of joining Scientology are over. Prior to the internet the average age of a Scientologist was probably mid-thirties, today it is probably around mid-sixties and climbing. Anyone with internet access can know more about Scientology than 90% of all Scientologists in an hour or two, and if they are really interested they can know more about Scientology than every Scientologists in a few days.

      • WOG3232

        So true

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Cornelius failed physics…

      • ze moo

        Just another example of ‘false equivalence’, a standard debating tactic. Watch what Ted Cruz and other political idiots say, often the same tactic.

        It does take less ‘work’ to move an object up an incline, compared to hoisting it up. You just can’t compare that to the human mind.

        • Eivol Ekdal

          I would have said the correct term is force not work, to make his statement correct. It would require less force up an incline but overall more work because of friction.

  • KittyKatSpanker

    Hello folks, I bettered my life and made a WordPress account.

    • Jimmy3

      Good for you, man. Seriously.
      Link?

      • KittyKatSpanker

        Not yet, A good friend of mine said she missed me, I can not prommisse shit but I love her for reaching out to me.

        • KittyKatSpanker

          I mean, there is nothing on it yet.

        • Jimmy3

          I know who you’re speaking of, because I speak to her all the time. She is a good friend indeed.

          • KittyKatSpanker

            Hey Jimmy long time no talk, how about that Jenna Elfman, I have been on her case so hard that even fellow Anons said I was too hard on the pretty sexy beautifull blonde lady.

            • Jimmy3

              She is pretty crazy, and I don’t think that Bodhi guy is right for her. She needs to find a good thoroughbred to settle down with so she can watch more Netflix.

            • KittyKatSpanker

              Leave her kids with Bhodi ?

            • Jimmy3

              I don’t see why they couldn’t live in the stable with Jenna.

  • DexterSka

    I thought they already had the vaults. They gave us a tour of a mock up of one at the LRH theater on Hollywood Blvd. I walked away knowing that you should never underestimate this group and that billion year contract was deadly serious. No excuse, if there is a nuclear war you go pick up a body and look for those circles on earth. I winner what alien life would think if that is the only thing left of humanity when they explore our planet. They wouldn’t wonder why we died off.

    • Snake Plissken

      “They gave us a tour of a mock up of one”

      Isn’t that the case with everything about Scientology?

      “We can give you a demonstration of a mock up of a Clear”

      “Would you like to see the mock up of an OT”

      “Let me show you a film of how Scientology is supposed to work”

      They certainly purchased the properties, but I doubt anything is actually in the vaults other than David Miscavige’s private stock of single malt scotch

      • DexterSka

        I guess I don’t need to worry about them ending cycle on anything like they say.

    • KittyKatSpanker

      “No excuse, if there is a nuclear war you go pick up a body”

      Good old LRH, in the end he wanted the E-meter of Death for himself.

      • DexterSka

        I’d take the emeter of death over a billion years of the Sea Org. After a small time in LRH’s personal hell I’m amazed he lived so long.

      • Long time no see ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • KittyKatSpanker

          Likewise my brother, been of the path, but not lost

  • Knusern

    You canโ€™t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitterโ€ฆ

  • Commodore H. McCringleberry

    The interlocking circles with the diamonds in them in California doubles as a symbol for Jenna Elfman up on her broom for where she can meet a nice horse.

  • flyonthewall

    The more elaborate and expensive these sites are the more expensive it will be to maintain them. If CoS’s stats have been in a 13yr nosedive and people are bled dry for Ideal Orgs and IAS, even with whales, how can they possibly hope to sustain these insane vaults? There’s no possible way

  • OOkpik

    Cheers to all the SPs who are creatively filling in the gaps while Our Proprietor attends to other business. Great job!

  • Don’t know if it was mentioned before, but this is Golden Age of Ideal Vaults 2. They did same exact thing in like late 90’s. I had this super posh magazine from Author Services, dedicated to “Preserving LRH Masterpieces for Eternity” horse shit with similar photos and descriptions of all the fucking awesomeness of special paper, titanium and other scientifically sounding condoms they wrap it with. So that was like 20 years ago. I bet some fencers just got even closer to blowing from the con, because it makes no fucking sense. DM spends bajillion of “parishioners” money and then does it again two decades later. Because he found commas in wrong spots and removed embarassing shit Hubbard said? This is clearly part of the Ideal scam. Follow the money and why they are being spent this way.

    • Juicer77

      Someone needs to scan that issue and post it side by side with this one. Not that it would deter the hardshell clams. Some of the newer ones might be shocked, though.

    • Snake Plissken

      You’d figure by now someone would have said … “How about we focus on rolling the first Clear of the assembly line, before we start worrying about preserving something that has yet to prove it can produce any results”

      • Missionary Kid

        You’re making the mistake of assuming that something in Co$ is logical. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • sizzle8

      This one (Issue 3) came out in 1993. No overt fund raising then. $ was collected by selling ‘special properties’ like limited editions, leather bound volumes, etc.
      Anyone has Issues 1 and 2?

      • Mine was printed around 1995. The print production was stunning, real thick pages, glossy photos, etc.

  • willloomis

    That crazy CST stuff might actually make Scientology look good to the IRS because holy crap, they believe their own myths enough to make all that stuff and bury it in a mountain. The Ideal ORG real estate scam is a pretty transparent money grab, but this….is uh… this seems faith based.

    • Well, they have to spend money for something “religion” related to look good for IRS and not like a camouflaged Swiss Bank. So there is that.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Worth every penny in PR especially when it’s not your money.

    • Bert Allen

      I suspect, but have no evidence to support this theory, that the vaults are partially in response to the early FBI raids. I believe the vaults also hold the incriminating records of the COS with a self-destruct system in place. The fortifications will delay access long enough for the COS caretakers to destroy the incriminating records. There are multiple vaults, because the COS hopes there would never be a simultaneous raid on all locations, which would allow them to preserve the records.

      Years ago, during the days of magnetic tape storage on mainframe computers, the COS made multiple (3) copies of their records each week and then sent them via truck to remote storage locations. In this way, if the computer records were threatened with seizure the COS could erase the files during the threat then recover most of the material from the tapes. At least that is what I was told.

  • 9001

    Apparently Hubbard granted CST the right to purchase at any time from RTC the “Marks”, the “Advanced Technology” and all the rights to them for the sum of $100. Anyone know if this is normal business practice?

    I must add that the thought of “Thank you for Listening” surviving for future generations is horrific!

    • Juicer77

      I wouldn’t doubt that many corporations give their divisions some kind of super-sweet deal on copyrights and patents. John P.may be able to give you more feedback on this if he’s not too busy with the supermodels.
      TYFL should be banned planet-wide, along with the Chicken Dance.

      • 9001

        Thanks. I think John P. is the man to ask.

      • ze moo

        In business matters, corporations have more rights than individuals. Hiding true ownership and control has been a corporate mainstay for a long time. You won’t see General Motors or Microsoft or General Electric doing that, it makes litigation too difficult when defending patents.

    • TonyOrtega

      If you follow the link to the story we did with Denise Brennan, you’ll see that she explained this. CST was designed to be the ultimate backstop, the one entity that could not be reached by lawsuits, and that could restart Scientology with all of the copyrights and trademarks if all of the other enities (CSI, RTC, etc), had been nuked.

      • 9001

        Thanks Tony. I’ve read the story you did with Denise. What I was wondering is why it wouldn’t be seen as a financial instrument designed to circumvent the law when they get to court.

        • flyonthewall

          It very well may. We’ll never know until that mechanism is tested in a real court case. Maybe that will be part of the end game of the CoS meltdown?

          • 9001

            It looks pretty blatant if it’s not normal business practice.

            • flyonthewall

              You’d think but then again, you should never underestimate a court’s ability to allow a wealthy corrupt defendant to pervert justice and make a mockery of the legal system

            • 9001

              Too true. $cientology has done it too often. But next court case…

            • As Miscavige becomes increasingly detached from reality, and the level of competence in the CofS generally declines, I’m hoping for one or more major legal blunders.

              The CofS is caught up in so many interlocking court cases that this has to happen, sooner or later.

            • 9001

              They’ll fall like dominoes as each entity tries to pass responsibility off.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDy2xWpZWVc

            • It really doesn’t matter if it is blatant or not. If all the legalese is in place, then it will hold. Wealthy people incorporate their assets all the time. This is for the purpose of separating the individual from their assets. So if the individual has a lapse of judgement, his incorporated assets don’t become a part of the lawsuit.

            • 9001

              Intentionally undervaluing a company to buy it in the future when it gets into any legal problems is illegal. It’s not a matter of incorporated assets. It’s a case of a company preemptively planning to pass assets to another when they get sued in court.

            • The agreement that is in place is between CST and RTC allows CST to purchase all the copyrights, trademarks, and licenses from RTC for a nominal fee. Nothing to do with company valuations. The trademarks, materials, licenses, copyrights, etc. of Dianetics and Scientology are all assets which currently belong to RTC and can be purchased by CST.

              As far as the legality of the situation, unless RTC has their assets frozen by a court, I don’t see why they wouldn’t be able to pass that stuff off to CST. It’s just intellectual property and it ain’t worth a dime to anyone, anyway.

              I’m not a lawyer though, but clearly neither are you so maybe this is a question we should pose to one.

            • 9001

              Thanks Derek. Just wondered if the nominal fee of ยฃ100 is standard business practice. Didn’t intend to come across so abruptly in last message.

      • flyonthewall

        So CST was formed to protect against literal nukes AND legal ones. Delicious

        • Jimmy3

          That’s an excellent observation. They might be entirely nuke proof.
          But I’m a hoarder and still have an old PC running on Windows 98. Let’s see if their computers can handle Winnuke.

          • flyonthewall

            ….

          • flyonthewall

            INCOMM is still running DOS. They laugh in the face of Windows 98

          • Rasha

            I still got Duke Nukem 3D, if that helps….

          • ze moo

            I keep an old Pentium 1 with windows 98 and 2000 so I can play the old games like Duke Nuken, Doom and early Half-Life.

            As Microsoft is about to ‘fix’ everyone with Windows 7 and 8, by ‘giving’ them Windows 10, It behooves us to do a complete backup of your current Windows and keep that back up ready. Microsoft has a habit of needing Service Pack 1 before the new windows actually works.

            I have however, disposed of without sorrow, my AOL and Netscape 1.1 cds.

            • Commodore H. McCringleberry

              I’ve got a 540MB desktop hard drive, brand new in the box that I keep as a joke. Also, we cleaned out the office a few years ago and found about 100 sticks of 90’s RAM, which turned out to make great Christmas ornaments.

              On another note, I’ve got an advanced copy of Win10, and it works pretty well. There’s some issues with Chrome, but that was the only problem I had moving over.

              ETA- its pretty cool to say Hey Cortana, pull up the Bunker as I’m fixing my coffee and have that happen.

            • 9001

              You could play old games on a VM (that’s Virtual Machine not Volunteer Minister!)
              Oracle Virtual Box is free. You can install old OS’s on it. More secure too ๐Ÿ™‚

            • daytoncapri

              Chuckle on the vm

            • BraveBloggers

              Doom rocks.

          • Sandy

            I was forced to buy a cheap Target computer with Windows 8 cuz I needed to link with my MIL via Skype. Am I gonna go thru another “birthing” (painful) event with #10?

            • Sandy

              I have a Jack rabbit quick acer chromebook that I now use for most stuff

      • Mockingbird

        I hope that idea gets tested.

      • ReallyMGM

        But will it be applicable in the case of a zombie apocalypse?

    • Jimmy3

      Briefly, CSI โ€” the Church of Scientology International โ€” would be the โ€œmother church,โ€ RTC โ€” the Religious Technology Center โ€” would regulate CSI, and CST โ€” Church of Spiritual Technology โ€” would remain mostly in the shadows, having ultimate control of the trademarks and copyrights and Hubbardโ€™s hundreds of millions of dollars. The purpose of this onion-layering was that Hubbard knew the lawsuits would be aimed at CSI, might possibly rope in RTC, but would almost never touch CST, the ultimate backstop for him and his cash.

      http://tonyortega.org/2015/03/19/going-clear-fallout-imagining-the-fate-of-scientology-and-david-miscavige/

    • KittyKatSpanker

      Bussiness rights go before the Constitution in America

      proof me wrong !

  • Snake Plissken

    Maybe the cult will purchase the titanium capsules on eBay this time around to save some money

    https://whyweprotest.net/threads/dianetics-titanium-capsule-stainless-steel-edition.68927/

    • Eivol Ekdal

      The text from seller disasterjim on the eBay ad is interesting…
      “L Ron Hubbard Dianetics Modern Science of Mental Health
      Titanium Time Capsule # 12 0f 25
      Extremely Rare Titanium Time Capsule number 12, Stainless Steel Plates containing Dianetics Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
      To ensure the technology of Dianetics survives anything on this planet.
      150 Stainless Steel Plates approx – 8 1/2″ X 12” each. Double Sided.
      The Plates are GRADE “A” Stainless Steel –Type 304
      Thickness -.02″
      Depth of etched letters- ,003″
      Weight per sheet ,6 lbs
      Longevity- more that 10,000 years.
      All 25 have been sold, thus it is OK for me to sell mine. I gave a donation many times the asking price to receive this priceless artifact. [asking price was $10,000]
      Inside, excellent condition. Outside some marks or scratches on the Titanium Capsule”

      • Snake Plissken

        Gotta love “priceless artifact”

        A priceless artifact that is basically worth it’s weight multiplied by what they price of scrap 304 Stainless is going for these days.

        It would be interesting to find out how many of the wahlaes who donated to this scam are still in the cult

        • Eivol Ekdal

          We we know that 25 were given away as donations.
          Many times 10K means at least 30K, and it is likely to be more.

          • Snake Plissken

            I have a feeling it was well in excess of $100K probably closer to $1M

            • Eivol Ekdal

              Reasonable guesses and unreasonable prices – Ka Ching!
              And how many people could only afford the $1K or whatever for a stainless steel leaf from one of his books?

    • To answer the obviously lingering question, samples of the content of the vaults were given to donors back when the project was started. Similar to the people who got to do Superpower first because they gave money first.

      • Snake Plissken

        I doubt the project went anywhere beyond the ‘sample’ stage, what would have been the point of taking it any further? It’s not like anyone would ever be allowed to actually see it.

  • Missionary Kid

    The location of the guard shack in the middle of the sign is at 35ยฐ27’12.53″N 120ยฐ29’59.44″W, on Coyote Creek Lane, Creston, CA.

    It is 4.7 miles, on a 163 degree heading from Creston, CA.

    To get there driving, you head about 10 miles north-east on California Highway 58 (California Canyon Highway), from Santa Marguerita, then turn left (north) on O’Donovan Road for a mile to Coyote Creek Lane, then turn left (west) for 0.6 of a mile. The guard shack in the middle of the double circles is directly south of you, about 400 feet south of you.

    If you continue a little further to the west, there is a road going south from Coyote Creek Lane. I don’t know if it’s a private road or not.

    • Missionary Kid

      Note: the driving directions start in Santa Marguerita, CA.

  • Pierrot

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    Keep the vulnerable and depressed away from co$, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

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  • Juicer77

    Tony, can we keep our extra limes for the margaritas in that titanium box?
    DM must be hopping mad, your source must be fabulous! XD

  • Bert Allen

    I think the California Water Commission needs to be alerted to the high usage at the ranch. That grass is unconscionable considering the drought.

    • That infringes on their religious right to have green grass.

      • Bert Allen

        To paraphrase LRH, the needs of the many (all Cali. residents) trump the rights of the few (COS members).

        • That’s from Star Trek. Spock always said it, “The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few.” In a TV show. Talking about the crew of the Enterprise. Who were all fictional characters. Obviously life is more complicated than that statement, as applicable as it was in that TV series and the movies that accompanied it.

          Hubbard said the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics. The greatest good is always Scientology so it’s a no-win statement.

          • Bert Allen

            Thanks for the correction.

  • anoni81b4u

    The People of the future will go mad trying to play LP Records in some kind of computerized doohickey.

    • ReallyMGM

      Last week I saw an ad for laser turntables that play vinyl. Price $14,0000 -$19,000

      • jazzlover

        You only get to play it once though as it melts the plastic on contact ๐Ÿ™‚

        • ReallyMGM

          It looked like amazing technology, but I’d rather get by with my turntable and buy $19K worth of vinyl records. That might account for everything I could ever possibly want!

          • jazzlover

            Music obsession’s a wonderful thing, in’it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • ReallyMGM

              I knew it was bad when I set up my old stereo and turntable, and started buying vinyl again…in addition to digital (got to have it on the move, too).

            • jazzlover

              It’s so expensive that I scoff at your original quote of 19 grand. LOL. Speaking of vinyl, I know people in the jazz community who have no problem dropping a grand on a rare first pressing. When you consider that these sold for less than 2 bucks apiece when originally released, it doesn’t sound so sane ๐Ÿ™‚

            • ReallyMGM

              That’s why I don’t remember too many details about it. When I saw the price tag, I clicked to something else. Wasn’t ever going to happen in my lifetime regardless of haw wonderful it was.

      • Sorry – didn’t see that you had already mentioned laser players until I clicked the ‘1 new reply’ link…

    • I remember reading once about a record player designed to play historical wax cylinders and disks that used a laser instead of a stylus. Museum conservators would have no problem – but would be deeply disappointed with the content.

      Archaeologists will already have recovered Hubbard’s writings from excavations of rubbish tips (where the only surviving books will be found, in 10 years time.

  • KittyKatSpanker
  • Rasha

    The post-apocalyptic generations will thank us for having them sealed up beyond reach, as the reputation of LRH will have been blasted into history, Hopefully, the Pacific Plate will pull it all beneath the North American Plate at some point…..

  • nottrue
    • jazzlover

      It’s amazing how many people in this country need to be slapped into having a clue. Scary. We be in trouble; the ship be sinkin’.

    • Jimmy3

      Taht is cyber bulling

  • flyonthewall

    You know that when CoS collapses there are going to be sea org at CST who will either not be told or not believe it, just like the Japanese holdouts who refused to believe Japan had surrendered in WWII and continued fighting. A sea ogre without command intention to carryout is the saddest sea ogre of them all

    • Jimmy3

      Where is Shelly? Setting traps in the woods.

      • Before going back to dusting the ideal vaults.

        • Jimmy3

          She loves her work and is very happy where she is.

          • I hope she will write a book about it some day.
            Suggested title “The Vault Wife: Chronicles from the Bunker”.

            • Jimmy3

              That would make for a good contest. Name Shelly’s book. I would call it Where Am I?, but that’s not very creative.

            • BraveBloggers

              I like this idea. I will need to ruminate on it a bit. The possibilities are endless.

            • Are You There, Anyone? It’s Me, Shelly.

            • BraveBloggers

              How I Turned States Evidence

      • flyonthewall

        Required reading for CST staff:
        Alive
        Lord of the Flies
        The Road
        One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (just for fun)

        • Rasha

          Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumb!!!

          • flyonthewall

            one thumb, one thumb, drumming on a drum!

        • Commodore H. McCringleberry

          I like the Seuss R-rated director’s cut- One Fish, Two Fish, Fuck Fish, You Fish

    • Dr_Orpheus

      There have been some posters who speculated on what would happen if the Sea Org no longer even had the minimum funds needed to buy rice and beans. Would they just quietly starve to death going through the pointless motions of their jobs, waiting for things to get better? It’s not a pleasant thought.

      • flyonthewall

        Idk, that’s a good question. Urban gardening? Slow and steady trickle of blown staff that turns into a river? How about a “Let us only eat two meals a day in order to better clear the planet!” campaign ala North Korea?

    • KittyKatSpanker
      • flyonthewall

        i wouldn’t worry about that, it’s not going to amount to anything.

  • Ralph Hunter

    “We werenโ€™t planning for a doomsday so 50 people could live in the vaults and run the world from bunkers. It was to preserve the tech, not house people,โ€ Denise told us.”

    OR ” We love mankind, it’s people we can’t stand.”

  • Rasha

    I have a nagging question… Would the MicroTyrant actually spend all that money on those advertised steps, ostensibly to preserve the spewage of nonsense they purport to preserve? Spending free money? Sure. But wouldn’t it be a waste? It just doesn’t fit for me to think of Miss Cavige actually parting with that money on something with no return. And no, I don’t think he buys it for a moment. It’s not an investment, there’s no return. Myself, I think it’s another facade with lots of Photoshop to keep the clams sure that it’s all real.

    Then again, I don’t know, but it’s Scientology, so it’s a lie by default.

    • Snake Plissken

      Why would you spend millions of dollars on something that people are only allowed to see a mockup of?

      This project was just another scam, I would love it it some of the people who gave ridiculous amounts of money to this project sued to get their money back n the basis of fraud. It’s not like they would be allowed to visit the site to see what they paid for, because it’s pretty obvious that the vaults are empty.

      • Juicer77

        What vaults? They just stuck some doors on a hillside.

        • KittyKatSpanker
          • Juicer77

            Ooooh, drawlings ๐Ÿ™‚ BTW, you don’t really spank kittehs, do you? If so I will have to put on my angry face.

            • KittyKatSpanker

              It is a BDSM reference, nuff said

            • Juicer77

              Alrighty. Carry on.

    • What actually probably happens, as is standard Scientology practice, is that they raise tons of dough for these CST vaults by claiming that it costs e.g. $100 per book to store it in the vault. When in reality they are probably spending less than $15 per book to store it in the vault. Then Miscavige can actually store the books, but still make money doing it.

      There’s no way the thing could be a total sham, where they say they are storing the materials, but they are actually just leaving the vaults empty. There are actual people who live and work on these compounds, Shelly Miscavige being one of them. Miscavige would have to keep up the illusion that he is doing what he says he is doing, or people would notice.

      If you refer to the Garcia lawsuit where they were convinced to donate to the Scientology cross on the Superpower building, they found out that ~4 other people also paid for it with similar donations. On top of that, I doubt the cross cost nearly as much as these people were asked to pay for it. Similarly, the Superpower building cost something like ~$40m to build but they ended up raising ~$200m for it during the construction.

      Miscavige delivers what he promises, but only after he has milked the herd dry and they start asking where the goods are.

  • Vaquera

    Tony, come back to Texas!
    Apologies to Jimmy3 in Cleveland and all of our Ohio Bunkerites.
    http://youtu.be/wBWNgg8CClc

    • Jimmy3

      Thoroughly misinformed bullshit. We have a lot of fruit flies here.

      • Rasha

        …ah, my Ohio…..

      • Vaquera

        I’ve been soaking up family time and traveling today. Good lord, 1100+ comments? The Bunker’s heartbeat is a strong one.

        • Juicer77

          Hope you finally got together with tu padre?

          • Vaquera

            He made me breakfast in bed this morning. He’s the greatest dad!

            • Juicer77

              (f5)

            • Vaquera

              Hey, I’m drinking red wine! Good thing I’m not wearing anything that stains.

            • Rasha

              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

        • Jimmy3

          The heart has been going crazy lately. It will only stop of you click it.

          http://youtu.be/OZuW6BH_Vak

          • Vaquera

            I’m crazy for you, too, J.

    • KittyKatSpanker
      • flyonthewall

        I like his covers. He did a good version of Soundgarden’s Rusty Cage and NIN’s Hurt.

        • Jimmy3

          Johnny’s Hurt was so good that they should’ve just deleted the original. Or stored it in titanium containers in some mountain compound where no one will ever see or hear it again.

  • Del Tashlin

    I was browsing through Gawker’s list of celebrity Scientologists, and I happened to see that Billy Sheehan had once played Bass for a band called Niacin. It’s one of those things only observers and ex scientologists would find funny.

    • jazzlover

      I don’t believe that’s a coincidence. He’s a rock star. Rock stars do drugs. I think you get the connection.

  • Commodore H. McCringleberry

    I was hoping we might get some answers about the clam corporate structure if Monique gets a Miscavige depostion, but I’m guessing it would probably go a little something like this (F5):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdeo7Q2E5cE

  • What would be awesome is if the sneaky person that got Miss Lovely that close to a CST container actually was able to slip a copy inside and get it stored in the vault. Then down the road when there is a nuclear disaster and the mutated cockroaches start their own Hubbardian Cult, there will be that one cockroach who starts a resistance movement and eventually frees everyone.

    Or like, you know when Scientology is sued into oblivion and the creditors seize all the assets, then someone will say, “Hey Tony, look what we found in the vault!”

    • George Layton

      Sorry Derek, I posted down the timeline a bit before I saw your post.

      • Chalk it up to original thought theory, or great minds think alike.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Here is the patent for anyone interested,
    Long-term storage container
    US 5238137 A
    https://www.google.com/patents/US5238137

    • grundoon

      Inventor: Harry J. Cornwall
      Assignee: Church of Spiritual Technology
      Publication number: US5238137 A
      Publication date: Aug 24, 1993
      Filing date: Dec 16, 1991

      “A long-term storage container including a box-like titanium receptacle having a titanium primary cover and sealed by a seal ring of malleable precious metal clamped between the cover and the receptacle, with titanium/ceramic valves in the cover for use in exhausting air from the receptacle and replacing it with argon gas, with titanium/precious metal back-up plugs sealing the valves after the air has been replaced. A titanium secondary cover is bonded to the receptacle by a titanium weld, reinforces the seal by the primary cover, and has a cuttable integral metal wall for ease of opening, and an inner titanium container is disposed in the receptacle with elongated, resiliently flexible ribs in its walls engaging similar ribs on the adjacent walls to provide cushioning against crushing and shocks.”

  • Fantastische Gewรถlbe!

  • Free Minds, Free Hearts

    This. Is. Remarkable. My God. These people are flat out wackos. What the fuck do they think is going to happen at the end of time? Really?

  • EmmaDaoust
  • J. Swift

    In a post-apocalypse, vandals and looters will melt down the titanium and stainless steel to make utilitarian instruments: knives, forks, spoons, bowls, spears, shields, tent pegs, etc. The Church admitted as much in its 1992 filing to the IRS:

    http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n196/scienowriter/CST.1_zpsbonu06al.png

    • KittyKatSpanker

      “The thruth will free your soul”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR_mBh5mqok

      • KittyKatSpanker

        Thank you Swift

        • J. Swift

          Just don’t let OSA know I’m posting this stuff. It enturbulates them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nein Nein Nein!!!

    • jazzlover

      Wow, and here I thought that vandals and looters stuck to five and dimes and decades-old Woolworth’s. You really do learn something new every day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Observer

      Oh brother. *eyeroll* We’re not talking about King Tut’s tomb here.

    • flyonthewall

      so the only place on earth with post-apocalypse political and social instability will be the United States? What makes them think the rest of the world will be more stable than here?

      • J. Swift

        Great question — particularly considering the fact that Hubbard hated democracy. Hubbard’s words in KSW prove that post-apocalyptic mobs will turn the contents of the CST vaults into porn, trinkets, hash pipes, and other wog paraphernalia:

        In all the years I have been engaged in research I have kept my comm lines wide open for research data. I once had the idea that a group could evolve truth. A third of a century has thoroughly disabused me of that idea. Willing as I was to accept suggestions and data, only a handful of suggestions (less than twenty) had long-run value and none were major or basic; and when I did accept major or basic suggestions and used them, we went astray and I repented and eventually had to “eat crow,”

        On the other hand there have been thousands and thousands of suggestions and writings which, if accepted and acted upon, would have resulted in the complete destruction of all our work as well as the sanity of pcs. So I know what a group of people will do and how insane they will go in accepting unworkable “technology.” By actual record the percentages are about twenty to 100,000 that a group of human beings will dream up bad technology to destroy good technology. As we could have gotten along without suggestions, then, we had better steel ourselves to continue to do so now that we have made it. This point will, of course, be attacked as “unpopular,” “egotistical” and “undemocratic.” It very well may be. But it is also a survival point. And I don’t see that popular measures, self-abnegation and democracy have done
        anything for Man but push him further into the mud. Currently, popularity endorses degraded novels, self-abnegation has filled the Southeast Asian jungles with stone idols and corpses, and democracy has given us inflation and income tax.

        • George Layton

          An autopsy would have shown that hubbard died from crow in his craw.

    • J. Swift

      2189 AD: What your CST donations purchased: Metals seized by the marauding Psych armies to rebuild the Big Pharma factories:

      • jazzlover

        LOL

    • George Layton

      Yeah I know! Who wants post apocalypsians to be fouling a crypt put on by 21ST centaury mind vandals?

    • flyonthewall

      IRS agent’s reaction upon hearing this from CoS

    • chukicita

      “Religious” program. It’s like they have to remind themselves.

      • J. Swift

        The vaults are “indestructible” but the contents are not. That is the weak link in the chain. Highly-engineered vaults whose contents can be melted down and recycled into coins, cutlery., and anything else.

        What remains are big empty vaults devoid of anything. These holes in the ground will be seen as archeological curiosities built by the Kool Kult.

    • madame duran

      “The Perfect Time Capsule, Designed To Accomodate Any Eventuality”…well, except for vandals and looters (likely some post-apocolyptic, mutant wogs).

      Homo Novis (“the new man”), a liberated thetan in possession of all-powerful, god-like OT abilities…thwarted by entheta, BTs and a resilient enemy collectively known as the “psychs”.

      They sure don’t build eternity like they used to…

      • J. Swift

        They sure don’t build eternity like they used to…

        1000 internets.

    • Robert Hammond

      Knives, forks, spoons, spears, and toilet paper will be worth more than all the titanium boxes of Hubbard’s writings combined.

  • George Layton

    Is anyone in the position to toss a copy of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely into one of those containers?

  • nottrue

    In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was LRH must Save…

  • Zer0

    It’s a little sad that the worst of humanity might just outlast all the good stuff.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Eternity is a very long time, Davey, especially near the end.

    “Invulnerable.
    Impervious.
    For the ages.
    The system will withstand every conceivable assault this world can possibly dish out.”

    When I see this kind of misplaced arrogance, I think, wow,
    a concerted effort by security organizations could …

    I’m using the tablet.

    It’s a throwaway.
    I go from a hi-jacked war-driven wi-fi connection to the hacked PC in Colorado.
    From there to Jakarta – then Australia – Pretoria.
    Now for the IP that was leaked by their ISP.

    A Cisco router/firewall.
    IOS 13 ? Say it ain’t so.
    The dark ages, and …
    The idiots – they are using CHAP.

    “Run IOS7Crypt – that will crack it.”
    “Heh heh heh – here it comes.”
    “We are in.”

    “Now for Davey’s office.
    So I run the ‘sploit – a buffer overflow that’s not been patched.

    FFFFFFFF…

    FFFFFFFF…
    FFFFFFFF…
    “This is taking too long.”
    “Nah, let ‘er go.”
    ………..
    ………..
    FFFFFFF…

    Got it.
    Got ROOT ๐Ÿ™‚
    OMG, got ROOT.
    All your base are belong to us, DM

    Now DM’s password?
    “Try YSCOHB”
    “No way, can’t be.”
    “Try it.”
    “Shit, that IS IT !!! I’m IN.
    You’re a genius.”
    “Nah, it’s just that HE is not.”

    The tension in the room was like standing under high-voltage wires with neon tubes –
    everything was lighting up.

    “Have a look for Excel files – I’ll bet he’s got the numbers.
    Search for Cayman, Liechtenstein, ..”

  • Tj Jacobberger

    Tony as usual another great post. Question. If Scientology is a religion, what deity do they pray too? If there is no deity how can it be a religion?

    • flyonthewall

      Buddhists don’t believe in God

      • KittyKatSpanker

        But in personal embetterment

    • KittyKatSpanker
      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Translated (from Dutch):
        And here is our sanctuary with the Holy of Holies!

    • George Layton

      scientologists don’t pray, they prey, and not to, on.

    • chukicita

      There is no deity that you would recognize in Buddhism either.

      It’s not about religion; it’s about abuses of people and communities and the law.

      • KittyKatSpanker

        I have listened to the Tao for 2 hours and 15 minutes

    • Robert Hammond

      According to the official Scientology website:

      “The Eighth Dynamic is the urge toward existence as INFINITY.

      The Eighth Dynamic also is commonly called God, the Supreme Being or Creator, but it is correctly defined as infinity. It actually embraces the allness of all. That is why, according to L. Ron Hubbard, โ€œwhen the Seventh Dynamic is reached in its entirety, one will only then discover the true Eighth Dynamic.โ€

      It appears that many Scientologists worship Hubbard as a god, even though they would not admit it. They call him “Source” and believe that all his words are scripture. Just as Buddhists don’t claim to believe in “god” many of them worship Buddha, pray to statues of Buddha and believe his words are sacred.

      So if Hubbard’s picture is worshipped, his words are worshipped, and he is the one they are waiting for to return, he would appear to be like god in the minds of many.

      • Mockingbird

        Now you are ready to join. Welcome thetan .

    • The religion question is a lot more complex than the implication of your question here. The United States government is not permitted to decide on what is, or what is not a religion. Among the requirements are the organization help improve the lives of citizens in one way or another, that it does not operate for profit, and that the prohibition against inurement is adhered to. I’m sure a tax lawyer could explain it in more detail, but basically there’s nothing in the IRS rulebook that says you have to worship god to be a 501c(3).

      • ReallyMGM

        So the “First Church of the Elvis Impersonator” could have actually become a real church? I can sleep now.

    • Robert Hammond

      Scientologists are Thetan worshippers.

    • coonellie

      Why does a religion have to have a deity? Or just one deity? Heck, most of the teenaged boys on my street worship their cars!

  • Unex Skcus

    All vault technicians now wear a titanium ring to remind them of the importance of accuracy:

    • Juicer77

      Plus it’s good for shanking other people on the RPF.

      • Mockingbird

        For food.

        • Always Amazed

          or toilet paper

          • Commodore H. McCringleberry

            or the last scrap of dignity

            • Mockingbird

              Not available in Scientology.

  • A bird in the chimney

    OT: Help a Bunkerite (stillgrace2) out and don’t forget to vote “Hudson Woods: Lang Architecture” under the Professional Living/Dining tab. One vote a day per device per IP address! *tap dances charmingly*

    http://www.remodelista.com/the-2015-remodelista-considered-design-awards

    • Sandy

      It is on a 24 hr clock, like the one we all did for the charity in Clearwater. Meaning, I voted for the 1st time yesterday at 4:30, so I was unable to vote again today until 4:30. Just sayin’ so nobody gets discouraged if they go & can’t vote again …

      • A bird in the chimney

        Great further info, thanks! I still had it open in a tab, and just now voted, which led me to thinking “hey, I should remind the Good Ship Bunker about this.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Now four point… make that FIVE points… in the lead.

      • A bird in the chimney

        Cool. ๐Ÿ™‚ Excellent work, Bunkeroos! Voting ends Aug 15th.

  • chukicita

    OT but I thought the Bunker would appreciate this little gem by Eric Garland about discussion. I am finding it useful to apply this to trolls:

    • Mockingbird

      Please post daily.

  • You know there is a lot lurkers in The Bunker, when Tony’s book poses next to CST vault. Hi, lurkers!

    • Juicer77

      * waves * Glad you are here, lurkers. We have to come up with a better name for our silent but valuable contingent.

      • flyonthewall

        Silent Majority?

        • Rasha

          Well, there are only a couple of us, what with our socks, and all…..

      • daytoncapri

        I think Lurkers is fine.

        It’s a nice term that they often use for themselves when they come in to introduce themselves. I remember making a plaintive call for Lurkers to come in and set us straight when a piece of fiction (i.e.,Nancy had blown) was a popular topic. And so they did.

        Thank you Lurkers! You are like angels looking after us.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I hate to be a party pooper, but I think it is more likely the same guy who had the thing for sale on Ebay a few years ago. Unless that was a hoax.

      But yes, there are certainly many and varied lurkers on here who would blow our minds if we only knew.

      • Or bloody Ebner.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          He IS the king of dumpster diving.

      • ReallyMGM

        So we have been told…

    • 9001

      As a former long time lurker who now comments I want to encourage all to join. The Bunker has a good heart.

  • Couch_Incident

    “โ€ฆbased on an ancient Chinese formula made of manseed oil and dung oilโ€ฆ”

    • flyonthewall

      I have perfected the technique of making my own manseed oil

      • EmmaDaoust

        oh gawd

      • Observer

        TMI! TMI!

        • flyonthewall

          What’d I say? It’s great. I put it on salad, bread, pasta, you name it. Yum!

      • Couch_Incident

        Based on a Jack Parsons – LRH ritual?

      • EmmaDaoust

        and you wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall when that’s going down

      • Rasha

        BUNKER TIME OUT!!!

        • Always Amazed

          OMG!!! this is my first Bunker bug thread read for the day…dare I go on??

          • Rasha

            It is a bit better-behaved downthread. I’ll keep Fly over here….

            shhhhhBAP!! shhhhhhBAP!!

            • flyonthewall

              Better than Nat. She use to shoot me with tranquilizer darts

            • *rifles through junk drawer*

            • flyonthewall

              I’ll be good! I’ll be good!

            • You’d better *eyebrow*

            • flyonthewall

              Power brow, engage! (F5)

            • EmmaDaoust

              Wow, he’s gonna play Jack in Nicholson’s biopic.

            • That’s what sexy stroke looks like.

            • Rasha

              O.o

              …oooooooooooooooo!

            • Just be careful. He tends to like “punishment” unfortunately XD

            • flyonthewall

              slander and lies

            • jazzlover
            • EmmaDaoust

              oh yes
              eta c’est fantastique

            • flyonthewall

              that has got to be the weirdest thing ever!

            • jazzlover

              You be the masochist. How normal is that? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • LOL *false? rumor sucessfully planted!*

            • jazzlover
            • jazzlover

              What? Does nobody here know “Animal House”??????????? This was a classic scene. Kevin Bacon’s first movie. John Belushi???? Anyone?

            • EmmaDaoust

              crickets

            • jazzlover

              Seriously. This should be required viewing for anyone who has gone to or plans on attending college. LOL.

            • flyonthewall

              There, I upvoted it. Feel better now?

            • jazzlover
            • flyonthewall

              I do know that movie btw, there was just a lot going on and I forgot to acknowledge it. Forgive me?

            • jazzlover

              But of course ๐Ÿ™‚ All in good fun!

            • EmmaDaoust

              The Dean’s horse in his office, mash potato zithead, panty raid, nerds get laid, Germans bomb Pearl Harbour, parade attack. Pretty much.

            • jazzlover

              You forgot John Belushi repeating “holy shith” over and over after accidentally killing the horse ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenna Elfman, he ain’t ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • EmmaDaoust

              Huh. I was talking about my college. Now you’ve ruined the movie for everybody. You’re supposed to say “Spoiler Alert”.

            • jazzlover

              Ha ha haha. Nice try Emma. Are you sleepwalking again? ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • EmmaDaoust

              It was the Japanese what bombed Pearl Harbour.

            • jazzlover

              It’s “harbor”, dammit ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Missionary Kid

              I was already in college during the supposed time period that Animal House was set in. I started college in 1962, but didn’t get my B.A. until 1970, so I saw a LOT of changes.

              We had a fraternity that was known as the animal house, Delta Tau Delta. Most of them were jocks, and they did outrageous things. They definitely weren’t as funny as the characters in the movie. They could be downright vicious. The uptight frat was the Sigma Alpha Epsilons. Their clothes were practically a uniform.

              Yes, we had toga parties, and we also had choner parties, and I went to some of them, thrown both by fraternities as well as people not in them.

              The movie caught a lot of the spirit of the times. In some ways it was fun, but a lot of that had to do with the stupidity of youth.

              Confession: I was at UCSB when Bob, “I don’t want my kids around” Duggan was there. I have no recollection of him, even though there were only about 5,000 students there then. I didn’t surf, because I had to work to stay in school.

            • jazzlover

              Thanks for that interesting perspective. I knew that the movie took tons of liberties for comedy’s sake. It was directed by John Landis, after all. I was 16 when it came out. A bunch of friends and I went to see it because we had nothing better to do on a dreary and rainy Saturday afternoon. Times were different then (theaters did not chase people out)– we ended up staying for 3 straight showings. LOL

              By the way, I was at Columbia at the same time as Barack (he was in my graduating class). Fwiw, I have no recollection of HIM either ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Missionary Kid

              You probably already know that the movie was based on Chris Miller’s experiences at Dartmouth. My boys were a little younger than you when I took them to see it.

              Belushi, gawd how I miss him, and now Robin Williams.

            • jazzlover

              They were brothers in arms — partying and snorting coke all around Manhattan back in those days. I think they were regulars at Studio 54.

            • Missionary Kid

              Yeah, there was a lot of excess in those days. I’d had my fill when I was younger.

            • flyonthewall

              it’s abnormal, that’s a kind of normal

            • jazzlover
            • flyonthewall

              there you go

            • EmmaDaoust
            • This I know

            • EmmaDaoust

              don’t tell me you’ve never heard this?

            • I had not either

            • Observer

              I have. I think these whippersnappers are too young.

            • Fly and I are 38/37. Maybe we are just ignoramuses

            • Chee Chalker

              You’re about 8 years too young for this. Sadly, I remember it clearly.

            • EmmaDaoust

              okay but you must know this F5

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1WAgM8IZI

            • Yes one of those guys wrote the Rugrats theme!
              JK
              XD

            • jazzlover

              LOL. You’ve got that waaaaaaaaaaaaay past Gen-Xer down cold ๐Ÿ™‚

            • ๐Ÿ˜€

            • jazzlover

              Or this (big when I was in high school):

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR6GDGoiO8Y

              The lyrics are pretty fantastique ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Missionary Kid

              I was in Jr. high when Bye Bye Love was popular. The Everly Brothers’ song 1957.
              ๐Ÿ˜›

              This one’s pretty good,too.

            • jazzlover

              LOL.

            • Missionary Kid

              My task today is done. A good laugh.

            • jazzlover

              I was gonna add something snarky, but since you’re a good guy, I didn’t wanna risk offending you ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Missionary Kid

              Please, go ahead. I’ll probably get a good laugh out of it. There’s no danger of my trolling or disconnecting from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

              I value wit, and you’ve got it.

            • jazzlover

              Thank you, I appreciate your saying so ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m auditioning for a career in comedy in my next life ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have I passed the audition?

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwy-CPaXgOc

            • Missionary Kid

              I dunno. I have enough problems with this life. They probably have a different type of humor in the next one.

            • jazzlover
            • Missionary Kid

              ๐Ÿ˜€

            • Robert Eckert

              The character of Zachary Smith was obviously based on L. Ron Hubbard.

            • jazzlover

              At least in terms of eccentricity ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Eileen

              That is SO sad! I am part of that generation, they should not have done this as old men!

            • flyonthewall

              ….

            • just another guy out there

              Nope, just young. Drury recorded on the Stiff label during the Punk/New Wave era in the 70’s. Great mixture of rock,jazz and English music hall.

            • Couch_Incident

              Hey! You kids! Get off of my lawn!

            • flyonthewall

              nope *shakes head* It’s 80’s I’m guessing? I like a lot of 80’s stuff but my wife is the expert and she never heard of him either

          • Robert Hammond

            No. Reset the comments for “Best” and start over.

          • EmmaDaoust

            Oh you must go on, if only to cleanse your palate, so to speak.

        • Rasha

          shhhhBAP!!!

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            You’ve got amazing aim if you can hit a fly…on the wall….with a nail gun.

            • Rasha

              I’m like the wind……

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Me too! Usually after Chipotle…..usually.

            • Rasha

              (Best Minion voice): Rocket Power!!

        • daytoncapri

          don’t care for the topic, love this gif

        • Always Amazed

          isnt evolution (or nature to be more PC) amazing?!?!? wow..love that. thanks Nat!

          now..on to sort to best comments…brb….behave bitches.

        • Observer

          This has hypnotized me.

          • Rasha

            Think what it did for poor Fly….

            • flyonthewall

              at least now i have closure

            • Rasha

              ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..BAP

            • Enturbulated Masterbator

              Life’s a bitch and then you die.

          • jazzlover

            I’ve been watching it for the last 2 hours. Still can’t find the frog.

        • Missionary Kid

          That’s very fly of you.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        You, sir, are a habitual line crosser.

        • flyonthewall

          mmm, I don’t think so, not so much. More of a cliff edge stander

    • EmmaDaoust

      and shatter suppression

      • I think it would be funny to secretly place copies of Blown for Good, Beyond Belief, Barefaced Messiah etc. inside those crates XD
        ETA: gtg make dinner now ๐Ÿ™

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Get The Gimp?

    • Always Amazed

      awesome!

    • Rasha

      …after reading, of course.

  • allioops

    EEEEEEEEK!!!!

  • Observer
    • Juicer77

      So awesome. What a great idea!

  • Robert Hammond
    • Rasha

      So apt.

  • Always Amazed

    I knew those pics were from Central Coast CA! Thanks OBs!!

    what a great article today Tony!

    every page is sewn together with linen thread? wheat paste from 3 centuries ago? Don’t you think it would be totally old and dried out if it was from 3 centuries ago? ba dum bum :)…… talk about the royal treatment. geeez, what a bunch of whackadoos. (sorry, don’t mean to insult the exes :x.) the title is imprinted in gold so as not to degrade? they seriously believe this stuff or do workers just go along to get along? I find it mind boggling.

    Did LRH have a “rapture” prognostication in COS? I know they are preparing for anything that is thrown there way (except logic)to protect the precious words of the ol man, but did LRH have any kind of prediction of the future, per se?

  • MaxSpaceman

    Kudos to Observer! What a great trip to San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle and Hubbard’s Bluebird RV Park ๐Ÿ™‚

    Whispering Winds Ranch.
    Observer– out in Creston,
    Enturbulating!!

  • nottrue

    From Seattle Ideal Org……Sec Check = Did you pay for that coffee. ” Yes ” Rockslam http://motherboard.vice.com/en_uk/read/i-had-my-personality-tested-by-scientologists

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Not even Ideal coffee. Just Kirkland.

      • jazzlover

        I figured it had to be burnt Starbuck’s.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Once I looked at the article, I saw that it is Kirkland Green tea, which is actually very good….if you like REAL green tea, not that tasteless crap we usually get in America.

          • jazzlover

            Well, it’s a theory of mine that we get what they want us to get. So, I hear ya. And yes, I do appreciate anything real every once in a while ๐Ÿ™‚ Just to change things up ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • sugarplumfairy

        Lol..

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Ha! I just read that article and had to shake my head when I saw this pic. They even charge staff. For coffee. And as L. Wrong noted, for Kirkland coffee. These people have no scruples.

    • flyonthewall

      Can you imagine if you had to pay for the coffee in your job’s breakroom? That’s the most absurd thing ever

      • Jimmy3

        It could be more absurd. What if you paid for the coffee and had to wait for an elephant to pour it with his trunk. That’d be more absurd.

        • flyonthewall

          i really can’t argue that, you got me

      • To be fair, when I was on staff in my org before it went Ideal, the coffee was free for both staff and public.

        • flyonthewall

          That’s bc it wasn’t Ideal coffee. You want Ideal coffee? Pay up

          • To be fair, It was pretty shitty coffee. Execs preferred Starbucks two blocks away.

            • flyonthewall

              to be fair, scientology is stupid

            • Robert Eckert

              Still, how out-exchange!

            • Heh

        • Jimmy3

          STOP BEING FAIR, DODO. JUST PLAY SOME MUSIC. AC/DC lets go

          • That was hot, Jimmy!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              You like a little of the tone 40, huh?

            • flyonthewall

              Did you ever see the movie Maximum Overdrive? AC/DC did all the music for it. Very cool movie.

            • Yep. Fuck movie critics.

            • flyonthewall

              My fav scene from Max Overdrive

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at3OiAvUjH4

            • Jimmy3

              True Fact: Angus Young is the only American Hero that is not American.

            • flyonthewall

              What about Obama? Herherher, I slay me

            • Jimmy3

              I will slag you
              Then correct my typo and slay you.

            • flyonthewall

              isn’t slag a Brit word for whore? Does this mean you’re going to force me into prostitution then kill me? And I thought Walt was evil, eesh

            • Jimmy3

              If it were up to me, I’d force you to be a slag but make sure you never have any clients.

            • You two need to get a room with your Obama care.

            • flyonthewall

              better than Putincare. Oh snap! No I di’nt!

            • I kno vere you live, my American frend. I have Reese cups for yur enjoy.

            • flyonthewall

              Ok then, that’s not so bad I guess. Do you provide matching 401k, dental etc?

            • Jimmy3

              No. I do have a stack of napkins tho. That may help.

            • flyonthewall

              Sucker. I would of settled for a broken pencil and a smack on the mouth

            • Matt in Atlanta

              Tosser?

            • jazzlover

              Could you imagine Tommy tryin’ to pull off the naughty little schoolboy uni?

            • Matt in Atlanta

              No Bon Scot? Not AC/DC in my book.

            • Whatever bro. They both AC/DC, depending on mood, imo.

            • Matt in Atlanta

              1976. Jax FLA colosseum. AC/DC at their best WITH Bon Scot. That guy that lead sings now? Pttpt!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Geezer.

            • Matt in Atlanta

              Yep.

            • Eileen

              Great. Thanks.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Accadacca! ๐Ÿ˜€

            • LOL!!

            • EnthralledObserver

              Yeah… Aussies don’t shorten shit… we lengthen it. Nobody can call us lazy!

            • Vaquera

              All caught up with family. Time to tuck in because I have to leave for the airport in 5 hours….and Back in Black crosses my screen. Of course, the tune has to be played and now I’m all wired again. If I miss my flight in the morning, I’m blaming you! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Have a safe trip.

            • Vaquera

              Thx D.

      • Commodore H. McCringleberry

        they have to pay for toilet paper. I’d just shit in the ED’s can and wipe off with policy letters.

        • flyonthewall

          blasphemer!

        • EmmaDaoust

          I wouldn’t want that crap any where near my nether regions.

      • Enturbulated Masterbator

        I don’t drink coffee (I’ll have a tea, please!) But even I know Kirklands brand is the bottom of the barrel sludge.

    • jazzlover

      I’m thinking that the quarter discount alone pays for working at 1/10 minimum wage.

    • madame duran

      This fits right in to Scientology’s idea of “exchange”, doesn’t it? Nothing is ever given for free. “Help yourself” to some coffee/tea while the cult “helps itself” to your wallet.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Exactly!

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      I really enjoyed that article, even though I thought the writer gave the cult an unnecessarily fair shake. The email exchanges with the staffer are classic examples of scientology’s tortured logic–the overall message of which seems to be, “it’s great that you’re curious and questioning, as long as you conclude that scientology is 100% right about everything.” It’s interesting–although incredibly sad–to see it on full display here.

      The last graf is great: “The Iโ€™d recommend the experience to anyoneโ€”unless youโ€™re already a Scientologist or actually interested in joining. Because if you actually join, thatโ€™s probably bad. For everyone else, itโ€™s a great exercise in perspective…Seeing someone so dedicated to a cause is inspiring. I hope everyone gets to find their โ€œScientology,โ€ one day, like Cornelius has. I just hope itโ€™s not Scientology.”

    • Rasha

      The phrases “for you” and “help yourself” in the Real World imply “complimentary”. When I tell a guest to help themselves to a snack or drink, I don’t stare them down for payment. Imagine someone handing you a cup of water, coffee or a nice brandy, saying “Here, this is for you….. ….. …… ummmm….. that’s $4.50.”

      The entire top of that poorly-laminated paper should read. “Coffee.”

      embarrassingly edited to correct spelling. It is late. That’s my excuse.

      • Always Amazed

        Exactly, ” coffee for you ” is awkward, sounds like a translation gone wrong.

    • Oh dear. The endlessly repeated “I’m going to run down to the org and have a personality test” article. I should create a category for that.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Yeah, it’s certainly not an original angle. But the fact that it’s gotten to that place makes me happy. And I always appreciate seeing the logic in action.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      Yet another reason to join staff: .25 cents per day saved on a cup of coffee is $7.50 per month. That adds up. In one year the savings total $91.25 in cash that can be given to the IAS.

  • KittyKatSpanker

    Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

    Martin Luther

    • Jimmy3

      Might as well just eat the seeds

  • Jo

    I thought for a moment, this was Sunday funnies. I was wrong.

    • flyonthewall

      dead wrong

  • I’m just glad everyone finally fell asleep here.

    • jazzlover

      There must be a block of “Walking Dead” reruns on ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I was asleep until Jimmy kicked me and Nat started snoring.

      • EnthralledObserver

        *crashing cymbals* WAKE UP… I’m awake… ๐Ÿ˜€

    • SP Wogsy

      Not everyone…

    • Cedilla
  • Eclipse-girl

    evening reminder cause I am going to bed.

    Please click the heart on the top of the comments or Dodo will find you.

    Please click the heart on THIS article
    http://tonyortega.org/2014/11/28/the-richest-scientologists-in-the-world-get-a-new-trophy/

    Please flag the CL ads
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    I need a nice night time pic, but until then

    • “I need a nice night time pic..” G’nite, Luna.

      • EmmaDaoust

        pink kitty toes mwah
        oh is another sweet furry widda snuggly puddy

      • Re-Oriented

        Kitten On The Keys!!

      • OOkpik

        Kitty tech is a great way to keep your computer from freezing and he’s adorable.

      • Eclipse-girl

        Thank you, its a keeper.

  • Missionary Kid

    For those of you with Google Earth and Google Maps, here’s the directions again to where the guard shack on the symbol at Creston is:

    The location of the guard shack in the middle of the sign is at 35ยฐ27’12.53″N 120ยฐ29’59.44″W, on Coyote Creek Lane, Creston, CA.

    It is 4.7 miles, on a 163 degree heading from Creston, CA as the crow flies. From Santa Marguerita, CA, it’s about 7.7 miles on a 54 degree heading.

    To get there driving, you head about 10 miles north-east on California Highway 58 (California Canyon Highway), from Santa Marguerita, then turn left (north) on O’Donovan Road for a mile to Coyote Creek Lane, then turn left (west) on it for 0.6 of a mile. The guard shack in the middle of the double circles is directly south of you, about 400 feet south of you.

    If you continue a little further to the west, there is a road going south from Coyote Creek Lane. I don’t know if it’s a private road or not.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I just love it when their sacred secrets are revealed..

      • Missionary Kid

        On my old computer, I also had their location in New Mexico. It should be easy to find again, because of the airport.

  • stillgrace2

    Just got here … worked very, very hard today, I just pulled up the Remodelista 2015 Considered Award for Professional Living/Dining and I can’t believe it. Hudson Woods is ahead by 12 votes! Holy crow! It had to be you guys! The family of the architect is overwhelmed at the response. Thank you, thank you!

    There’s still two weeks left. The second place guy is upping the ante a bit. Those two entries are burning up the server. I have an idea. How about if we don’t let them get too far ahead and we don’t get too far behind.

    Let’s say: even steven– plus or minus 6-10 votes. Then we can concentrate on being Bunker OT Voters for a brief time right before the voting deadline.

    Well, I’m off to re-read parts of today’s story and catch up on 12 hours and ~1200 comments. That’s one hundred an hour. That’s not bad for a band of half-crazy, half-brilliant anti-sciloons on the outermost fringes of the internet.

    Look at what I found this morning. (F5).

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Gimme dat kitteh!

      • stillgrace2

        He’s fourteen years old now. I just counted. He still plays.

    • EmmaDaoust

      oh is such a snuggly furry widda puddy shnookums

  • SP Wogsy

    *rolling my eyes*

    Pathetic. Fucking. Joke.

    • EmmaDaoust

      what?

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Don’t talk about Fly like that…at least not when he’s around. Oh, you mean the vaults?

    • What did I do?

      • stillgrace2

        Nothing, sir. Not a thing … from where I’m sitting, anyway.

        • You look nice.. Wanna have some theta kabobs at this cool Chinese Ideal joint?

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Ha! That really did sound like a pick-up line. You had me at kabobs.

            • I like you a lot bro, but I was talking to Stillgrace.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Awwwwww. Sadz.

            • We can still go fishing together.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Deal.

          • stillgrace2

            What a charmer you are! I just washed off all my makeup, I’m all sweaty from the heat and have my hair stuffed up into a Giants hat, watching the game.
            You can’t REALLY see me, really, you are too kind. I love Chinese food.

            • Thanks! My wife is behind me and she wants to ask me some questions. Later, I think.

      • SP Wogsy

        Nothing. But when somebody opens his foul mouth and starts acting like an idiot again, don’t expect good behavior from me. That is all. Goodnight.

    • flyonthewall

      What just happened!? Who said that!?

      • SP Wogsy

        Idiots. That’s what happened. Goodnight.

  • MaxSpaceman

    Regrets if this has been posted already. But, wow– needs to be seen.

    “Meet Scientologyโ€™s Favorite GOP Governor: Why Greg Abbott Is More Dangerous Than George W. Bush & Rick Perry: Abbott recently vetoed mental legislation, after reportedly being lobbied by Scientology.” http://www.alternet.org/belief/meet-scientologys-favorite-gop-governor-why-greg-abbott-more-dangerous-george-w-bush-rick

    • Vaquera

      I can’t look.

    • shhh, preview of my next post header…. I’ll make sure to tweet it to his twitter followers

      • Jimmy3

        I actually understand your position on the “c-word” lush, and I’m not about to chastise you for it. But you’d do better with Americans if you didn’t use it.

        • .. what, even American politicians?

          … there is a method to the madness and any scientology enabler, especially a public figure, is a bona fide c*nt as far as I’m concerned… and I know for a fact it really, really annoys and upsets them!

          • Jimmy3

            That’s a way to look at it, but it will tend to turn off some of your potential audience. Especially women. And again, I’m not trying to give you shit for it. I do believe your explanation that it is more common in the UK. So this is just a suggestion.

            • I’ve argued this until the cows come home and have explained numerous times that if someone chooses to accept that there is no other definition than the misogynistic one than more fool them for being small minded about the whole issue. What I find galling about the whole thing is, and dare I say yourself here, are taking a [IMO] undeserved moral and blinkered high ground. Taking ownership of a definition that transcends the original definition that’s a few centuries older than your whole country is a conceit I’ll argue always. The use of the word here has a specific target and if others get offended then, well, fuck em for being too stupid to see what’s the actual intent.

  • It amazes me how much fun everyone is having in this video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEPmA3USJdI

    • EmmaDaoust

      See this is what peoples are s’posed to do. Have fun go nuts dance.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Cranked up to 11 right now! Is this Brazil or some other South American place? They have the best fans…..always super excited and absolutely everyone dancing and singing along.

      • Buenos Aires, Argentina, sir. Amazing.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          That sounds about right. What an experience to be at a concert like that. Wow!

    • Vaquera

      I’ll never go to sleep if you keep adding links to power music of the 70s.

  • stillgrace2

    That HAS to be your photo on top, Observer. Nicely done. Nice Howdy sign early this am, too!

  • EmmaDaoust

    Here’s a little heartlight show for Dodo. I’m off to bed.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Who’s playing with the heart ^^^ ???

    • Frodis73

      Did you see it just flash like a strobe light or something too? It was cool, but it seemed like something was wrong.

      • EnthralledObserver

        Yep. A few times!

        • Frodis73

          I wasn’t seeing things or having a flashback then. Whew! Lol. I thought I might have to go do the Purif. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • EmmaDaoust

            was me

        • EmmaDaoust

          ahem

  • Robert Hammond

    Piece of My Heart (refresh) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpUbIjZBODE

  • scottmercer

    The only thing I keep thinking of is some archaeologist 50,000 years in the future, long after our civilization has turned to dust and been forgotten, finding one of those underground vaults and believing that these were the most important documents in our society, because otherwise why would so much time and effort be lavished on making these platinum boxes and gold plated pages? Then they pull the stuff out and can’t make heads or tails out of it, but because it’s the only link they have to the distant past of humanity, they try to decipher it all and then send it on a worldwide museum tour like they did with the artifacts of Tutenkhamen.

    • Robert Hammond

      That would be sad if they thought that represented something important to society. That would be like digging up old fast food wrappers and thinking the world was ruled by Ronald McDonald.

    • And when they do decipher it, they won’t stop until they can send naked killer robots back into the past to prevent it. So if a time-traveling naked killer robot asks for your jacket, help a fellow out โ€” it’s for a good cause.

      • Robert Hammond

        That would be a time to welcome the Terminator.

        • It might not terminate โ€” just put the semicolons back in.

          • Missionary Kid

            Grooooan.

    • EnthralledObserver

      At least they’ll know why we’re all extinct… LRonny fucked us ALL up!

    • Frodis73

      They would think we all ate paint chips or were dropped on our heads as children. It wouldn’t leave a positive impression. I guess they wouldn’t have to wonder why we died out-idiocy would be the only answer!

  • Mockingbird

    Our troll keeps pestering me. He denies disconnection. He is not even annoying, just boring.

  • aquaclara

    Tom Cruise on Jimmy Fallon, singing “lost that lovin feeling”.

    It hurts to type this. Why am I the only one watching this?

    • Jimmy3

      Because you do your own stunts, apparently. I have a guy watching it for me.

      • Cedilla

        Because you do your own blunts, apparently.

      • aquaclara

        That’s why. Ok, I’m climbing down off that wall. Right now.

    • Frank Lee

      I saw it. Jimmy totally out-performed on the first song. Tom is so into himself, all he can do is pretend to make love to the microphone!

  • Steve Bazemore

    Anyone care to out English subtitles to this video? Looks very interesting, as do other foreign videos about Scientology, unfortunately I only speak English ๐Ÿ™
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCxGMX0QqBo

  • Vaquera
  • flyonthewall

    Totally disproportionate but hilarious response from Lorenzo Lamas here at the 13sec mark. What is his problem anyway?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=18&v=MRTVVkmsZPY

  • Snippy_X

    Kools

    • aurora50

      In the late 60’s our family lived in New Hampshire, which at the time was renowned for having little/no taxes on beer and cigarettes and there were lots around…
      our dad, in an effort to get us impoverished students to stop smoking, gave us all a carton of UNFILTERED Kools in our stockings for Christmas one year…

      They were SO AWFUL!!!

      • Snippy_X

        Ha, I can’t imagine how bad they’d be with no filters. Funny dad!
        Hubbard will be chain smoking them as soon as he gets back. I wonder how many cartons they have stored in those vaults.

  • SP Wogsy
    • flyonthewall

      i am picking up on a subtle anger here

      • SP Wogsy

        Heheh..PMS. That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ F5

  • wonder if John P has one of these….

  • Good morning!

  • Lady Squash

    Why in the world would someone who owns a huge ranch chose to stay in a motor home, while staff stayed in the ranch house? Am I missing something? And thanks Obs for the pics!

    • flyonthewall

      paranoid schizophrenic is as paranoid schizophrenic does

    • No cooking smells on-board the bus.

      He was crazy about smells, and couldn’t stay in the same place as where his food was cooked. I’m not sure how he managed to eat anything without smelling it.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        What was the explanation for his scent phobia? Did he claim it was due to being clear, having super-human senses or anything related to scientology? I can’t imagine that a lack of dental hygiene as severe as his appears to have been wouldn’t have emitted some kind of an odor.

        • Could be drug use, could be a mental condition. He had that problem from at least back in the Apollo days. (Rinsing his laundry in 20 tubs of clean water.)

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Sounds like maybe an obsessive compulsive disorder.

        • Graham

          Cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had a similar phobia. He had ‘sniffers’ posted at the entrances to the hall where he gave lectures.

      • Lady Squash

        I almost feel sorry for him. What a nutter.

    • Graham

      Just my guess- a motor home’s a small space with tightly defined boundaries. Perhaps he felt safer in a cosy bit of personal space; or perhaps he was getting more and more terrified of the big wide world and wanted to return to the womb? (Or have I been reading too much Freud?)

    • 0tessa

      He was too paranoid to live in a normal house.

      • Lady Squash

        Guess it’s kinda of like living in your get-away car.

    • grundoon

      In case the FBI came calling, LRH would be ready to bunk out to his backup ranch on a moment’s notice, taking all the evidence – and cash – with him.

      • Lady Squash

        Like the FBI wouldn’t check-out the mobile home? But I guess it kinda makes sense. Thanks

  • Trump campaign just got more interesting….. grab is is from one site but it’s worth having a look at Gawker’s report on it to see Trump’s lawyer’s reply… straight out of the COB school of responses http://gawker.com/donald-trump-s-lawyer-is-a-marital-rape-truther-1720508329

    • โ€œIt is true,โ€ Cohen added. โ€œYou cannot rape your spouse. And thereโ€™s very clear case law.โ€

      And here’s a bag for your teeth, sir. You’ll need that.

      • Mockingbird

        He used Hubbard’s chattel tech . He did it in Going Clear , Piece of Blue Sky and of course the affirmations.

    • Frodis73

      I had never heard that story before but it doesn’t surprise me in the least about Trump. I’d swear he and DM share the same lawyer too!
      Great comment from somebody at Gawker:

      Iโ€™ve no doubt the upper management of the Trump Organization is its own Sea-Org.

  • aquaclara

    Sleep tight, Bunkerites. Dream on…there’s “LRH’s voice with perfect clarity for perpetuity” to either induce nightmares or lull you to sleep.

  • ….. OMG, LRon’s back… this pic just popped up on the net, no kidding… it has to be him!!!!! [see pack of cigs]

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Those are Newports lush.

      • ….aaah, so close but no cigar, lol

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          What do you think about the articles now that Tom is not dating the Katie look-a-like. Did his handlers see the 98% negative comments and realize this stab at good PR was backfiring?

          • …I have a feeling we’re going to see some very interesting and non-flattering Cruise articles just ahead of the UK and US weekend release of MI5…. you reminded me about this thing from todays Sun…. this guy is probably the most famous editor The Sun ever had and he made a point of mentioning the “con” in his post today…..

            • can I suggest twitter account users tweet something along the lines of this to their respective press….

  • Mockingbird
    • if you click on my disqus account you’ll see I posted the full original source story from this weeks Sun on Sunday in screengrabs… if you want to see the whole story… the latest in the UK is he’s retired as an MP but not as memebr of the Lords House so still rakes in ยฃ300 a day… lot of pressure for him to resign his title right now

      • Mockingbird

        Corrupt politicians should face consequences.

      • Mockingbird

        What do you cover ? Scientology or more ?

        • just a little sub-section of my new site where I post the best of the pics I came across that day plus stories that I feel might be interesting or if I have unique access… I posted the Lord’s story as the original was behind a firewall and, well, it’s always nice to hear the full story first… just making it a bit more fun to visit type thing… I’ll see how it goes

          • Mockingbird

            Interesting. I may follow you on Twitter. I am still quite clueless on how it works . So I guess it’s status quo for me.

            • I’ll give you some heads up later on… different people use it different ways… too knackered to do it now

    • SP Wogsy

      WTF !!!

      • Mockingbird

        Mandatory has tons of stories like this. That’s why it’s mandatory.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      He just stepped down from the House of Lords.

      • Mockingbird

        I wish a lot more lunkheads would step down. If they want to be corrupt , do coke and bang hookers I think we need better . And don’t get me started on their being bought by corporations and the wealthy. People with power need to give a damn. And not just about hookers and blow.

  • Mockingbird

    I found a great fictional cult leader. Bray Wyatt. He talks just like a real cult leader. I have seen his promos and he could give lessons . Very accurate in my opinion.
    http://www.wwe.com/videos/bray-wyatt-reveals-why-he-attacked-roman-reigns-at-money-in-the-bank-raw-june-15-27516943

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +โ€“+ Reminder +โ€“+ RED X *** Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    The weekโ€™s scores and RedX links: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/taking-down-co-on-craigslist-co-ads-on-craigslist.113779/page-121#post-2547837
    Monday 27th: Below average: New York Leads Sacramanto.

    Keep the vulnerable and depressed away from co$, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5โ€ฆ Longing the Dark Tower by Andy Factor enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX, flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/15888955519/in/set-72157642802079293

    • Pierrot

      I got to be on my way early this morning!

  • Lighthouse

    As someone else said, the IRS is probably waiting for the opportune moment to step in and demand the books. Hubbard was truly insane. At one time, he considered himself a god. I think that idea wore off as he reduced himself to hiding in a six foot trailer for six years.

    All the money he ripped off people was no use to him in the end. It’s a shame he didn’t think of giving it back. He would have been thought of in a more kindly manner today if he’d had the gumption. As a god, he couldn’t see his end though, could he?

  • Love the official CST box photo with TUML!

    Captain David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige can rest assured that everyone who matters in CST are on his side, returning the trust that he shows towards them…

  • Eivol Ekdal

    New Post!

  • MostEthicalPimp

    Scientology and Sex two things that still cause me embarrassment.

  • Dibythesea

    OT: Had lunch with a bunker member today! I have a message for anyone wanting to attend one of Tony’s events, but are on the fence about it.
    Video link hopefully attached.
    http://youtu.be/IaTZBvjfRNY

    • Vaquera

      You are adorable!

  • Silence of the Clams
  • Bradley Greenwood

    That’s a lot of money to spend on records that don’t have The Beatles on them.

  • Gus_Cox

    Lovely vaults. But how the hell is some post-apocalyptic schmuck supposed to get inside of the damned things so he can avail himself of LRH’s thetan-saving wisdom?

  • indie8million

    Of course they have to re-do them. The new ones, with the semicolons removed (you know, those that Miscavige had newly copyrighted so that he/CST was the copyright holder) need to be preserved for posterity.

  • Tory Christman

    Thanks to Tony and your tipsters for these photos. I’ve always wondered what Creston looked like!

    I remember well being dragged into “Top Sekret meetings” and told about these F*** vaults. We agreed
    to buy “L Ron Hubbard’s Fiction”….getting one book/month (leather bound of course) to pay for these
    vaults. Should I say: “ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!” Yup—-we did, for I think 2 years.

    We used to joke, back when “in”….telling various stories about it.
    Here’s One:
    “OK…..the nuclear bomb blows up LA.
    The place looks like the beginning of the TERMINATOR (movie).
    BUT
    A hand comes up…………..out of the rubble!!

    It’s a SCIENTOLOGIST!! He and his pal…both get dusted off,
    and decide: “We have to crawl to New Mexico to the Top Secret Vaults
    where we can get the meters, and start auditing this all out. Ya…that’ll work, won’t it?”

    __________________________________________________
    LOL! True story ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ComeToPresentTime

    lol Davey must be fuming upon seeing that even his precious vault has been infiltrated by SPs!

  • Meccaanon

    Really got to love the toy microscope!

  • Jimmbo

    Wow, they’ve thought of everything! Except….hmm.

    This stuff can’t be hidden. Humanity must easily find this super-valuable motherlode, so it’s got to be easily accessible. For now, it’s presumably guarded or at least monitored, of course, but maybe I’ll leave a note to my kids and nieces and nephews, asking them, in turn, to leave notes of their own, so that when COS dies (could be in OUR lifetimes, but surely within a couple of generations), someone knows to seek out these caves and scratch up the records and crap on the books so this toxic, preventing any resurrection of this demonic nonsense.

  • Orville

    Incidentally, they actually did come up with that storage case. (It’s patent US5238137 A, in case you want to dig through Google Patents.) Oddly, L. Ron Hubbard has a posthumous patent credited to him- an apparatus for reducing distortion in a tape recorder.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    yes
    yes
    okay</S?