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Passion of the Heist: The Scientology hucksters who have made this summer unforgettable

DugganCardone

[Illustration by Jeffrey Augustine]

While Bob Duggan and Grant Cardone continue their epic journey — Summer of ’15, the Bromance — we’re busy here in the Underground Bunker chasing down a dozen new leads that came in while we were traveling in Europe.

We have some big stories coming down the pike, including some big announcements, but for now we’re researching and making phone calls and sending out emails so you’ll have plenty to read in the coming weeks and months.

While we’re deep in the weeds in some very complex new Scientology documents, we learned yesterday that Bob Duggan’s summer reading fare is a bit lighter, as his bro Grant Cardone explained to a fan who sent in this question…

 
DugganStudentHat

 
So billionaire Bob, 40 years after he first became a Scientologist, is rocking the Student Hat! Enjoy those dictionaries and clay, Bob.

And he’s also pushing Scientology’s manual of obvious platitudes, The Way to Happiness. Get ready to absorb the wisdom of the ages from Bob and his helpful ham hock in this address of TED-talk quality…

 

 
Please help us out with some thoughts about Bob and Grant as we continue to chase down some really good new leads.

 
UPDATE: Grant is thinking of you, dear readers, as he sets up his camera so you can see David and Bob Duggan (pictured) at his home with Elena on a Sunday morning. He even takes you into his shower. Video at this link.

 
DugganCardoneSunday

 
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BOOK NOTES
3D-Unbreakable

We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’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)…

 
August 24: Boston, Boston Skeptics in the Pub, Hong Kong restaurant (1238 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) 7 pm (with Gregg Housh)

Sept 15: Barrett the Honors College, Arizona State University, ASU in Downtown Phoenix campus, Walter Cronkite Theater, 5:30 pm

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

Sept 24: Minneapolis

Sept 27: Portland

Sept 28: Seattle, Razzi’s Pizzeria, 7 pm, with Seattle Skeptics and Seattle Atheists

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

Oct 23: Sydney, Giant Dwarf Theatre (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 25: Melbourne

Oct 28: Adelaide (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 30: Perth

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 16, 2015 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of LA attorney and former church member Vance Woodward

UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists

GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice

SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer
The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill
The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • sugarplumfairy

    So, in essence, Bob Duggan spent around $60 million to hang out with grant cardone..

    Lol.. That’s frking funny..

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      How much would you be willing to pay to NOT have to hangout with Cardone? πŸ™‚

    • Juicer77

      (f5)

      • sugarplumfairy

        It’s only in scientology that money CAN buy you love.. or at least a dubious and very sleezy facsimile of it..

        • jazzlover

          Do not make me post a Beatles tune!

          • sugarplumfairy

            The one that came first to my mind is not the obvious one.. I’m thinking “oh, cardone..” to John’s ‘Oh, Yoko..’

            “…in the middle of a bath.. in the middle of a bath I call your name.. oh, cardone.. ohhhhhh, carrrrdone..”

    • SP Wogsy

      dontcha know that Duggan is his new little bitch : )

    • Supper Powers

      In his thunderpants.

      • Veronica

        Wasn’t that a Mad Max movie?

        • jazzlover

          Huge laugh. Yes, the one where Tina Turner beats the crap outta Mel Gibson with his thunderpants πŸ™‚

      • beauty for ashes

        I vant thunderpantz!

  • B4you

    β€œLOOK AT THAT WALL.” β€œTHANK YOU.”

    β€œWALK OVER TO THAT WALL.” β€œTHANK YOU.”

    β€œTOUCH THAT WALL.” β€œTHANK YOU.”

    β€œTURN AROUND.” β€œTHANK YOU.”

    • Juicer77

      Now take your wallet slowly out of your pocket…

      • Rasha

        “Hand over the cash, credit cards, second and third mortgage, gold bouillon, tooth fillings and baseball card collection, and only you get hurt. Thank you.”

    • “PUT YOUR HANDS AGAINST MINE, FOLLOW THEM AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR MOTION.”
      “THANK YOU.”

      • B4you

        PURPOSE: First part: To accustom student to moving another body than his own without verbal communication. Second part: To accustom student to moving another body, by and while giving commands only, and to accustom student to proper commands of 8-C.

        • THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE: Scientology controls your everything.

    • sugarplumfairy

      REACH INTO YOUR BACK POCKET. THANK YOU.

      PULL OUT YOUR WALLET. THANK YOU.

      GIVE ME ALL YOUR CASH. THANK YOU.

      NOW PICK UP THAT PHONE. THANK YOU.

      NOW CALL YOUR GRAMMY. THANK YOU.

      YOU HEARD ME. CALL YOUR GRAMMY. THANK YOU.

      NEVER MIND WHAT FOR. CALL YOUR GRAMMY. THANK YOU.

  • Who the fuck is clicking the heart every second? Can’t be 20,000 unique visitors?!

    • Vaquera

      I caused that last heartbeat just for you, Mr. Dodo.

    • B4you

      Not me! πŸ™‚

    • Supper Powers

      You are on a roll with the Fuck word tonight. It’s making me laugh.

    • Ex-Christian Scientist

      I only see 133 hearts..?

      • It was like 109 a few minutes ago. Higher traffic or a heart troll. Cool with me either way.

        • Ex-Christian Scientist

          Maybe ’cause we were talking about hearts earlier? LOL Whatever… πŸ˜‰

          • Vaquera

            Are you really an ex-CS?

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Yes! 3rd Generation! Attended CS Private School Kindergarten thru 9th! Why? Are You? πŸ˜€

            • Vaquera

              I’m currently reading the book, Father, Mother, God. My Journey Out of Christian Science,” by Lucia Greenhouse. Well-written and quite an education. The author is a friend of a friend.

              eta: Now I see that the title should read: fathermothergod

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Ooooooh, that sounds very interesting! I hadn’t heard of it, but it will definitely be on my reading list!!!

            • Vaquera

              Happy to share. The woman grew up in Minneapolis and her mother ended up in a Christian Science nursing home called Tenacre.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Both my grandmother and mother stayed in a Christian Science nursing home, Broadview, in Los Angeles, for a period of time…

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              I look forward to checking out the book! πŸ˜‰ xo

            • Vaquera

              I’ve found it hard to put down. The info may be redundant for you, but i am basically starting from knowledge zero and am facinated.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              It will be very nice/good for me to read another’s journey that is probably quite similar to my own… πŸ˜€ <3

            • PlanetJ

              I really wish Val Kilmer would snap out of it,before what ever is wrong with his neck (medically) gets worse,if it’s not already to late. He really looks bad lately. πŸ™

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Is something wrong w/ his neck? I thought he was doing a play about Mary Baker Eddy and Mark Twain’s relationship?

              (Back in the day, his brother and my brother were best friends…)

            • PlanetJ

              I read it on TMZ a few days ago..so who knows if it’s true. You just never know with those sites. He has been wearing a scarf around his neck for several months,people seem to believe he has a tumor or something. I hope it’s not true,I’ve always loved him. One of my favorite movie quotes is “I’m your Huckleberry” from the movie Tombstone.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Ooooh dear… Sending prayers his way… Certainly couldn’t hurt! <3 <3 <3

            • Robert Hammond

              I read Science and Health with a Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddie and was involved in Unity and Religious Science (Science of Mind). Caught up in many of those related new age self help cults along the way. All very similar in many ways.

              I know some people get them confused with Scientology. But that’s in a category all it’s own in terms of degrading mind control, vicious attacks on critics, and the way they treat their members.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Wow! That’s not an easy read! πŸ˜€ I also got involved w/ Religious Science and all kinds of Metaphysical/New Age stuff! πŸ˜€ I don’t know if you’re in LA, but the Bodhi Tree Metaphysical Bookstore was my Home! HA! πŸ˜€

            • Robert Hammond

              Yeah. I used to live in LA. Familiar with the Bodhi Tree and all kinds of metaphysical/new age stuff including est and so much more of that crap. It takes time to unravel and let go of all of the false Belief Systems (BS).

      • Ex-Christian Scientist

        Now it’s 130… That’s weird…

    • PlanetJ

      I have a confession.. I was messing with the heart about a week ago..and y’all were wondering who was doing it. It was me. *goes back to the corner*

      • I like you, so it’s all good.

        • PlanetJ

          Hugs xoxo
          I was to scared to comment yet..but wanted to interact with everyone..lol. Sorry @jimmy3x:disqus they were blaming you for it. 😑

  • SP Wogsy

    I know what I’m about to say is going will rub some people the wrong way,
    but fuck it, I need to vent.
    I can only speak about the Scientologists that I know
    Since they had some serious influence in my life.
    And today is one of those days that I’m beyond pissed off about it.
    For every second that you are Scientolgist it brings me great joy knowing that
    You fucking deserve it. You sociopathic lying pieces of shit!

    end rant. gnite.

    • B4you

      β€œARE YOU WILLING TO BE IN THAT ASHTRAY?” – LRH

    • daisy

      Someone grab the power tools.

      • jazzlover

        Leaves in a huff……”well, I never…………”

      • Rasha

        To be honest, I look the same to me too. XD Luv me mah nailgun!

    • Mockingbird

      Um, I am confused. Are you saying this to specific people or to all Scientologists ? What about exes ?

      • EnthralledObserver

        I think SP is just ‘saying it’.

        • Mockingbird

          Uh…………………..

      • SP Wogsy

        specific people.

        • Mockingbird

          Okay, thanks for telling me.

    • Jimmy3

      Next time I’ll season the eggs to your liking. God damn. It’s just pepper. I didn’t know you’d freak out about it.

    • beauty for ashes

      This is why I want to have a place to smash things. I’d either like to give you a sledgehammer to knock down some bricks, or some plates to throw off a balcony onto cement. And you can curse till your hearts content. <3

      • jazzlover

        A penny off the Empire State Building could be just as effective πŸ˜‰

        • beauty for ashes

          no not to hurt somebody, sometimes breaking things on purpose can be very therapeutic.

          • Rasha

            It is the Yang to life’s Yin. To every thing there is a season, and all that.

          • jazzlover

            Of course, but you’d be surprised at how much damage to cement you can do from that high πŸ˜‰

    • TheMirrorThetan

      Vent all you like, better out than in…Oh wait they mean farting. Sorry.
      But seriously I think lots of us have times where we think that they deserve it.
      I know I do, but then again Iam a cranky mean bitch at times.

    • Rasha

      …and yes, you may borrow the nailgun.

    • Rasha

      (I totally read that last bit as, “end rant. ignite.” and thought…… cool.)

  • Terl

    I did enjoy OT3 a lot.

    • B4you

      And then you woke up with a white flag in your hand?

      • Terl

        Behave, human. My eye is on you.

  • Jimmy3

    I’ve never told anyone this before, so this is difficult for me… but I am a Magic Man. I can literally do the magic. If you the click the Heart, I won’t have to use my magic on you. I will be counting how many clicks it gets.

    http://youtu.be/3vlAdMeZSfw

    • jazzlover

      See? This is what I’m talkin’ bout πŸ™‚ Maybe follow up with “Barracuda” for Mrs. Car-blown πŸ˜‰

      • Jimmy3

        I cast my Spell of Love on you

        • jazzlover

          Keep your “mind meld” away from me, brutha πŸ˜‰

          • Jimmy3

            It didn’t work, let me try again

            I cast my Spell of Love on you

            • Rasha

              Dammit, Jimmy, point that somewhere else. You could hurt someone.

            • Jimmy3

              I WAS NEVER CONVICTED OF THAT BECAYSE THE STUPID ASS DISTRICT ASSTORNEY COULDNT PROPLERLY DEFINE THE WORD PUBLIC

            • Jimmy3

              No idea what you’re talking about.

            • TexasBroad

              Spelling. Sigh. I don’t even want to tell you how many Texas Last Will & Testaments I signed off on as a Notary Pubic. Embarrassing really.

            • Jimmy3

              Misspelling and angry capslock is often used for comedic effect. I am a proponent of it. The idea is that if you are angry, most people wouldn’t take the time to correct spelling and grammer. So if you’re joking about it, you don’t correct spelling and grammar.

              THE BEST JOKES are the shit caps lock still ok now the ones you have to explain.

            • LongtimeLurker

              I’m not even here and I lol’d at that last sentence.

            • Rasha

              …see, the reason he said that was that the explanation was interrupted by having the caps lock key depressed, and he…… oh……. sorry………. dammit.

            • EnthralledObserver

              There’s nothing funny about incorrect spelling and grammer.

            • Jimmy3

              Your rong

            • EnthralledObserver

              I Stand corrected.

            • Jimmy3

              Sit down. I am sorry I tried to to curse you

            • EnthralledObserver

              I sit corrected.

            • Rasha

              Let’s eat Grandma. Case in point.

            • TexasBroad

              Well, I didn’t identify myself as a Notary PUBIC to be funny, but it is I guess. A little levity for the reading of the Will.

            • Rasha

              Hehehehe…. “Notary” is not always “Notably”. Is there a special stamp for that position?

            • Jimmy3

              I completely missed that and now I am embarrassed. But I’m going to blame one of my dogs for distracting me. That’s the only reason I have dogs.

            • Rasha

              Dog: “Roly rit. He’s praying ‘Rhomemian Rhapsody’! Rone of us is srrewed!”

    • Missionary Kid

      You remind me of the woman who was hitchhiking and a trucker gave her a ride. As she got into the cab, she tole him, “I have to warn you. I’m a witch.”

      He doubted it, so he said, “prove it.” She whispered something into his ear, and he turned into a motel.

  • MaxSpaceman

    Wait ! No wait ! you don’t understand !! I’ve got to finish OT 9 and OT 10 !! The material has to get to the ship!

    No! Stop! Get your hands off me !

    (If only)

  • Sunny Sands

    The Suncoast Rehabilitation Center property on Sunset Point Rd. in Clearwater has undergone a lot of renovations during the last year. This property is a short drive from Flag. Today, a blue sea org bus was seen near the property, it’s the blue and white bus in the picture. (refresh)

    • Rehab. Sea org. Clearwater. WTF is going on there? More intel is needed.

      • heathen

        AKA Narconon

    • George Layton

      The Ronbots, they went out last week and bought a house of God.
      The folks that keep an eye on the, they thought it rather odd.
      The Ronbots turned the house of God, into a house of sweat.
      Parents send wayward children their, much to the child’s regret.
      The Ronbots reprogram kids into shiny bearing balls so round.
      Just the way Ron taught them, with his knowledge so profound.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Anybody have an idea why the flood of lawsuits against Narconon (seemed like there was a new one every couple of weeks there for a while) has dried up? What happened?

      • Sunny Sands

        Hopefully, because there are so few new Narconon clients.

      • Rasha

        …and what about that garage band in Australia? I gotta search back to find it. They were pretty much setting themselves up for trouble from Big Theta, but I was rooting for them.

      • Missionary Kid

        Those lawsuits are probably still active. It’s just that we probably haven’t seen any more filed recently. I’ll bet that the NarCONon attorneys have added one hell of a contract to the admission form to prevent lawsuits.

      • Ella Raitch

        Hambo couldn’t get cases combined as a class action – maybe this has slowed him down (?)

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          IDK, I seem to remember that another sketchy (stealth clams?) law firm started running TV commercials and then everything seemed to dry up overnight. Could just be a coincidence, I guess.

        • Missionary Kid

          The law was changed so that class action suits aren’t as punishing as individual suits.

    • Tony Ortega
      • Snippy_X

        Some history from their pattern in Georgia – When Florida sent Patrick Desmond to Narconon GA it was with the understanding that Narconon GA was a residential rehab. The clerk testified she had been assured of this over the phone and the altered letterhead from Narconon GA with the word “outpatient” removed was entered into evidence. This was part of the basis of the RICO charges against NN GA as I recall. The court documents covering this are available at the Tipping Point somewhere. (I could find them if needed) Narconon was sited by the Health Department (DCH) for operating as a residential facility when it was only licensed as an outpatient facility. A look back at their record to their earliest days shows a pattern of dodging state licensure requirements with delays and feigning ignorance but operating anyway. This is what Clearwater has to look forward to. https://www.scribd.com/doc/274802636/DCH-GA-2012-09-25-Narconon-Violations

  • daisy

    Anyone know where I can find Battlefield Earth(don’t want to support it, by paying) I love very bad movies that were not meant to be funny. I heard it worse than Gigli and Showgirls. I am watching Godfather right now. Scientology still worse than the Mafia

    • Rasha

      ewwww

    • Missionary Kid

      I’d almost buy one for the next time I protest. It would be fun to see the look on the clam’s faces.

    • Sunny Sands

      Category is collectibles/religion & spirituality/other spiritual collectibles. So this is for your spiritual collectibles collection, not to wear, silly.

      Back to search results |Listed in category: Collectibles
      Religion & Spirituality
      Other Spiritual Collectibles

    • Rasha

      Hmmm. Torn between that and “Parachute, Used once. Never opened. Small Stain. Asking best offer.”

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      There are uniforms for the Purif? I did not know. The things I learn around here…

      • Yeah man, anything that has uniforms must be legit.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Ick! And why does it make me think of this? πŸ™
      https://youtu.be/EHyadlNZnDY?t=9s

    • jazzlover

      That’s a relief. I always thought the purif uni was the good ole birthday suit πŸ™‚ Didn’t wanna see Ebay turn into Craig’s List πŸ˜‰

  • Sunny Sands

    Kirstie is supposed to start her jury trial tomorrow 8/17 in the life insurance fraud suit involving Organic Liaisons. The final status conference was supposed to be last Thursday, so don’t know if it impacted the trial date or not. This was reported in Radar Online 7/16/15:
    http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/kirstie-alley-lawsuit-life-insurance-policy-ponzi-scheme-claims/

  • Robert Hammond

    Does anybody know the End Phenomenon (EP) on these new OT IX and OT X levels?

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/omg-they-didnt/

    • Missionary Kid

      The EP is that you die broke and crazy.

      • Rasha

        AGAIN??? Well, alright. (sigh) …Where do I sign?

        • Robert Hammond

          Be sure to read the fine print. And check out the delivery device posted in the video above.

      • Robert Hammond

        Sounds like a repeat of OT VIII.

        • Missionary Kid

          Clue: The EP for any level of $cientology is the same: you die broke and crazy, unless you blow.

          • Robert Hammond

            True that. Such is the sadness of this madness.

      • Hey! In some cases it’s rich and crazy.

        • Robert Hammond

          I have a feeling they could suck Bob Duggan dry as a bone on his death bed by having him sign over everything to make sure he gets a mansion in they sky with a view of Cardone.

    • Nope. Not even Hubbard. But Thursday is around a corner.

      • Robert Hammond

        Maybe Hubbard is coming back from Target 2 to deliver it personally. First the entire world has to accept him as the antichrist, which may have already been accomplished by Going Clear.

    • ReallyMGM

      If OT VIII was special and secret, where will the special, secret place place for the levels be? On a refurbished NASA space shuttle?

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Kirstie steps right in it, yet again…
    https://twitter.com/Marleytime3/status/633084513384579072

    • Rasha

      shhhhBAP!

    • daisy

      Kirstie Kirtstie Kirstie, self aware much, sigh

  • Rasha

    ‘gnite, BunkerBugs/Bunkeroos/BunkerButts. Just gonna curl up here on the sofa. See ya next post.

    • El Bunkerados. Sweet dreams.

      • Rasha

        ^^^^^ Now I’ll be sleeping with Eagles in my head…..

        • daisy

          Night Rash Don’t sleep with the nail gun under your pillow. Don’t want to wake up with a piercing headache

          • You have issues, lady.

            • daisy

              I know , I have learned to embrace them

            • Me too. Where have you been all my life..

            • daisy

              Dodo, you sweet talker, you

    • Missionary Kid

      Can someone point me to the discussion where people came up with a bunch of names for the people here in the Bunker? I didn’t grab them for my lists. (If you give me an address, grab the last one, so I can scan them all. Thanks.

      • Rasha

        I’ll have a look. I just pick them up on the way.

      • This list was never long. You are pretty much looking at it, add slight variations. Unless I missed it altogether.

        • Missionary Kid

          NICKNAMES FOR PEOPLE WHO VISIT TONY ORTEGA’S UNDERGROUND BUNKER
          A group of Bunkerites = A Snark!
          A group of two Bunkerites = A Giggle
          Bukerfants
          Bunk Mates
          Bunkaritos
          Bunker Bitches
          Bunker Boogaloo with Tony, too!
          Bunker Brigade
          Bunker Bugs
          Bunker Bunch
          Bunker Infants
          Bunker Junkers
          Bunker Junkies
          Bunker Ninjas
          Bunker Team
          Bunkerados
          Bunkerbuds
          Bunkerbunnies
          Bunkerfamily
          Bunkerfants
          Bunkerheads
          Bunkeristas
          Bunkerists
          Bunkeritas
          Bunkerites
          Bunkeritos
          Bunkerland
          Bunkerleute
          Bunkernados
          Bunkerons
          Bunkerooos
          Bunkerstags
          Bunkertologists
          Bunkertology
          Bunkerwogs
          Bunkhards: Hard core Bunker users.
          Bunkies
          Bunklodytes
          Bunkmates
          Bunkonians
          Cultega
          DeBunkers
          Ortega’s Devils
          Snarks-R-Us
          SP = Sane Person
          The Fringes’ Kittens
          The Fringes’ Lions
          The Fringes’ Tigers
          Tony’s Angels

    • ReallyMGM

      I like Bunkeroos. Bunker-bugs might be the cooties you catch staying at th Ft Harrison, Hacienda Gardens or any of their accommodations including the Fleewinds.

      • Rasha

        My fav, too.

      • Veronica

        This isn’t great, but it occurred to me so I’m posting it.

        Tony and the Hot Bunkerz (ie there’s always someone here).

        • daisy

          Blog Wogs????

          • Veronica

            I was thinking of the practice of “hot bunking:”guys on submarine crews who sharing a bunk (in 8-hour shifts) shifts) with two other sailors. When each guy gets in, it’s still warm from the previous guy. Maybe it’s 4 x 6, not 3 x 8, I don’t know. It sounds awful.

            Anyway, maybe these guys are called “hot bunkers.”

            • daisy

              I like the back story. yours is better

      • Veronica

        YooGeeBees?

  • Veronica

    The Paul Simon – Disconnection connection…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pa5H_4lBXs

  • ReallyMGM

    My husband and I have been invited to a get together that includes the local Scientology “leader.” (All he does is sell Dianetics books and give the intro course.) I hope him keeping a foot in the WOG world will mean he stands a chance. None of the others in the group are CoS.

    • Veronica

      I hope he can stand a chance on just one foot.

      • ReallyMGM

        It has bothered me since I found out since I have always liked him. He was one of the first people we met when we moved to the city. Was my dog and cats vet until we moved to the other side of the city. He never had CoS stuff around or talked about it. The only way I found out was because of a few likes on his FB page. He is 70 yo now and I hope they haven’t stripped him of everything. SMDH

        • Veronica

          I love my vet — seriously. I’m sure I would still love her if I found out that she was a Scientologist (it’s really hard to imagine, but I guess you can’t necessarily tell). It would kind of bother me to think that any of my money was finding its way into Scientology coffers.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      How come the wax Travolta’s beard looks more believable than the real Travolta’s beard? Perhaps the good Lord does indeed, work in mysterious ways…

      • Missionary Kid

        Actually, I found Travolta’s beard quite normal. It’s his wig that doesn’t look normal. I think it looks like a deep pile rug. Male pattern baldness reduces the amount of hair on the top of your head, but adds more everywhere else.

  • Robert Hammond
    • Supper Powers

      So true. Good read.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    That Purif outfit posted on ebay has me wondering…
    Let’s say the feds finally busted the CO$ and seized all the assets (properties, buildings, fixtures, contents, etc) putting everything up for auction. What would you like to bid on and what would you plan to do with it? Hehe

    • Nothing. But Dave wants to know what mofo put their GAT 2 Purif junk on Ebay?!

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        The CO$ doesn’t make you sign a contract that covers this too, do they?

        • Not yet, apparently.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Trophies, paintings, shirts and I think, there were even a pair of Super Power sneakers recently for sale on ebay. The CO$ probably thinks it should get a cut of that action, too. Yeesh

    • Veronica

      A lot of the glitzier crap could be sold to builders/remodlers. Some of the leftovers could be donated. Random paper products could be recycled. Maybe bits and pieces of the weird-ass Super Power gizmos could be donated to school robotics clubs? Real schools. After-school programs. Low cost/free social services (including mental health counseling!) for teens/veterans/seniors/whoever. Homeless shelters, day shelters for people who have no place to go during the day. Reputable low-cost.free day care and job training. Community centers for art/dance/theater/music/ ESL/Zumba/whatever. Computer training for seniors. Low-cost office space for start-ups.

      Of course, all this would cost a ton of money…Scientology has a ton of money, but right-thinking (left-leaning) civic groups will never get any of it.

      • ReallyMGM

        Treadmills in good condition could be used in community center health programs.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I guess I’m not so ambitious cause I was just thinking it might be fun to have one of those gaudy trophies. Maybe turn it into a carnival game. Toss plastic clams into the loving cup to win prizes, that sort kind of thing – LOL

        • Veronica

          Any idea is as ambitious as any other. I can’t imagine the remnants of Scientology ever actually being used for anything good. Too much red tape.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Hey, “remnants of Scientology – I like that!

    • Robert Eckert

      The oiliness table! As for what I’d do with it, ummm….

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Careful now, that table was built for religious purposes only. CRI CRI the cricket will crawl back into the Bunker and call you a bigot!

      • Supper Powers

        I have an oiliness table in my kitchen.

  • Baby

    running by.. in and out.. xo love baby F5

    • TexasBroad

      Hi Baby! Bye Baby!

      • Baby

        Oh you broad you.. Helllllllllllo and Goooooodbye smooches..xo ( Lovin your avi)

        • daisy

          Always nice to see you Baby

          • Susan_Qbird_Poche

            Baby! Hi ~ what sup w/ Bury & Hole? Where they be?

            and El Wrong – what happened – did the summer done melt them?

          • Baby

            Daisy..OMG..hahahhaha I love that avi.. KEEP IT! funny..xo night..

            • daisy

              LL is going to shoop a cigarette.. Hope you don’t mind. I love yours so much

            • Baby

              I would be flattered and quite honored.. xox

    • ^^^ OT 9 carries OT 10 ^^^

      • Baby

        Perfect Dodo.. xo

      • Veronica

        Isn’t this one of the TRs? An auditor and a “pre-clear” are alone in a room with a table at either end. On one table is a kitten, on the other a squeaky toy. The preclear will be instructed, with unvarying wording, to look at the object at the other side of the room, to walk over to it, to pick it up and to identify its color, weight and temperature. Sessions often run to two hours, and cases of 18 such sessions for this single “process” are not unheard of. Eventually, this arduous ritual leads to napping.

        (Stolen from www dot xenu dot net/archive/techniques. Reworded ever-so-slightly.)

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          I think this is what my wog cat would say to that…
          refresh

          • Veronica

            Mine would say, with a yawn and a stretch, “You go on ahead. We’re going to skip straight to the napping part.”

    • Veronica

      HA! But Maaaaaaaaaahm… I need to update my profile!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhs_ZpZnp7M

      • Baby

        Awwwwwwwww sweet.. Love me some Janis.. xo

        • Missionary Kid

          Me too.

        • TexasBroad

          Re: your post to Tony about his email — I went back a few days to find one of your comments to reply to because I didn’t want to awaken Endoftheq on today’s comments. ALL DAY (really, like 100 times!) endoftheq was trying to bait people into emailing Tony under the pretense of telling posters to get him/her banned, or something – no one could figure it out. Anyway, your post makes me wonder if endoftheq did something to take Tony’s email down. At the very least, he/she clearly knew it was down and was trying to make people email Tony.

          • Baby

            Interesting Broad.. hmmmmmm… I first attempted to contact him Tues.. and it came back.. So I tried it on Wed. and it came back.. Shoot..

            Weird, huh? thanks honey..

  • Veronica

    Why do my teeth feel funny after I’ve eaten rhubarb pie?

    • Wrong pie.

      • Veronica

        It just so happens that I make a mean rhubarb pie. I’m talkin’ Miscavige mean. The warm, tart rhubarb filling with hints of cinnamon and ginger, slightly softened vanilla ice cream (the good stuff), my grandma’s pie crust recipe… “Wrong pie” indeed.

    • Susan_Qbird_Poche

      collenchyma cells

      • Veronica

        Wow! Cool! Thanks! I’ll work this into the conversation tomorrow night when we have the rest of the pie. (Now I’m going to go brush my teeth again.)

        • Susan_Qbird_Poche

          rinse well… gargle & swish real good. Spit.
          Then smile at yourself in the mirror. πŸ˜‰

          • Veronica

            Rinse, gargle, swish, spit, then smile! The true way to happiness.

  • ReallyMGM

    You know when you have a day whe something seems just off? I just found one of my daughter’s friends and classmates was killed last night. Stabbed to death in NYC.

    • Susan_Qbird_Poche

      oh lord have mercy – gd it. so terrible sorry to hear this kind of news.
      wtf?!!!

      • ReallyMGM

        I am stunned. I known this girl since she was 13 yo. She could make me laugh! Never a doubt she would be an actress. My heart goes out to Myrna and Morgan.

        • Susan_Qbird_Poche

          You know the details… sounds like a young life ended too soon.
          gd it.

          • ReallyMGM

            Thanks you guys. The stories from the tabloids look awful. I’m going to bed.

            • PlanetJ

              Hugs,darling. xoxo

        • PlanetJ

          So Sad! I’m so sorry for your loss.

    • TexasBroad

      That is awful. I am so sorry.

    • daisy

      I am so sorry,

    • PerpetualOutflow

      So very sorry–sickening.

    • PlanetJ

      Morgan Freeman’s grand daughter? I was just reading about that!

    • 9001

      So sorry for your daughter’s loss. And to her friend’s family.

    • Supper Powers

      That is terrible. I’m so sorry.

    • Rita Gregory

      I’m so sorry to hear that.

    • jazzlover

      So sorry for your loss. I read about this earlier today. I was finally starting to believe that Washington Heights was completely safe.

  • Stargaze with me..

    • what’suppressive

      Hey Dodo, hope you’re well mate. Between you changing shifts and me being flat out like a lizard drinking, we never hangout anymore.

      • Haven’t seen you in a while, bro. Things good?

        • what’suppressive

          Yes mate, I’ve been really busy….just check the Bunker a couple of times a day. I’m stoked I get to meet our man soon.

  • Veronica
  • Good morning, Bunker.

    • Draco

      Morning, Dodo.

  • Jimmy3

    But I tell myself that I was doin all right
    There’s nothing left to do tonight

    http://youtu.be/OZuW6BH_Vak

  • Madison KinSmed
  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Really? At a Walmart?
    “Walmart Welcomes Scientology – Stress Tests In Los Angeles” https://seccheck.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/walmart-welcomes-scientology-stress-tests-in-los-angeles/
    Refresh

    • FollowTheMoney

      Scare. Ree.

    • SP Wogsy

      WTF?!?!

      • EnthralledObserver

        Indeed.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I feel like I should have a anti-CO$ kit in the trunk of my car, ready in case I come across a situation like this. You know, like an earthquake kit, only with tools to help save unsuspecting potential clam victims.

        • SP Wogsy

          Yes. I know Tory has business cards with all the essential links when she goes out to protest. That would be a great idea.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            A few months ago a guy approached me asking me a few questions and I thought it was strange but forgot about it. Later I learned here that it was something that new clams do. Now. I wished I would have had something to hand him. Also, if you stand in front of a set-up like this (above) handing out a flyer w/ CO$ “crimes” I think folks would avoid them and the clams would probably pack-up and scurry away like the rats they are. Especially when they are disguised as an anti-drug group and not a cult of nutters like they did in many cities for Night Out.

  • Jimmy3

    I’m trying to locate this guy for capturing. PM me if you have any information.

    http://images6.alphacoders.com/426/426613.jpg

    • Missionary Kid

      Fennec fox, from North Africa.

      • Jimmy3

        I know what he is and where his people come from. I’m looking for information that will help me catch him. This specific fennec fox. Not one of his cousins. Him.

        • Missionary Kid

          Just type “fennec” into hearsay, and you’ll find your picture of him. That image was probably taken off of hearsay. Good luck in finding him/her.

          • Jimmy3

            If you believe I found that picture of him on Google, why would you tell me to go back to Google to find a picture of him? lol

            • Missionary Kid

              I don’t know where you got it. Somebody swiped the image off of Google

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Just a wild guess, but he doesn’t have anything to do with OT 9 & 10 does he?
          If so, this could get me interested. πŸ˜‰

        • EnthralledObserver

          What concerns me most, is not that you want to capture the little fellow… but what you want to do with him when you’ve achieved it…

          :0

          • Jimmy3

            Nothing sinister. I want to clone him for my fox army.

    • SP Wogsy

      I have one of his cousins. Good Luck. F5

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Maybe if you put on a tight little baby blue leisure suit and platform
      shoes while you sing this song he will magically appear? Nah, probably
      not. He looks too smart to fall for that.

      https://youtu.be/9jNt7ZGCW-o?t=9s

      • Snake Plissken

        The guitar in that video sound really good, considering into not plugged into an amp.

    • PantalonesCalienteYDelicioso

      Eaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssss!!!!

      I want them!

    • Jack99

      Been reading The Little Prince again? (F5)

    • Draco

      Spotted him…F5

  • EnthralledObserver

    Ahh… nagging, Katy Perry “Dark Horse” inspired fanfiction complete. πŸ™‚
    Curse the day I found that youtube video.

    • SP Wogsy

      Congrats! Now let the editing begin! : )

      • EnthralledObserver

        Haha… well, I edit as I go. And as I am impatient and have no self control it’s published at fanfiction.net already. πŸ˜‰

        • SP Wogsy

          that is cool, but which one. there are a lot of options. I’ll check it out.

          Edited in advance: You are brave.

          • EnthralledObserver

            Will answer you via an old msg.

            • SP Wogsy

              okie cool.

  • Mockingbird

    Going back to the story from Mike Rinder’s blog .

    Re: OT IX and X?
    I found this comment at Mike Rider’s blog that may explain this whole situation. If correct in interpretation it merely is consistent with the rest of Scientology : it is a bait and switch. By using intentionally misleading language the promo draws in people and then if anyone protests this dishonest draw ? Oh, you get a sec check.

    Schorsch on August 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm
    It is: He is OT 8 and He is a case supervisor Class 9 and 10. Therefore the comma.
    But it is typed that way intentionally
    To support my theory: no one except the one that should not be named would be allowed to speak first of OT 9 and 10.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Agree – that was my impression of the flyer too, to be honest.
      Bait and Switch!

      • anoni81b4u

        this one? … lets study πŸ™‚

        • EnthralledObserver

          Yeah – see, they normally are so militant with their acronyms. OT IX and OT X would be written as such.
          I guess I have no actual evidence that this was written as intentionally deceptive… but I wouldn’t put it past them!

        • Draco

          Admission is free – exiting after the event will cost you…

      • Mockingbird

        It should come as no surprise. That this is just for a low level event without DM should have been our first clue.

    • Snake Plissken

      I think it is referring to OTIX and OTX since it specifically mentions ‘future OT Levels’ and I’m sure most of the people being targeted to attend this fleecing session know David Miscavige is not an OT VIII. According to the rules of Hubbard’s Con Game he would not be allowed to have access to the contents of OTIX and OTX, even if he is the one who slapped the pile of shit together.

      This is just another example of how desperate they have become. Fewer and fewer people are showing up to the cult’s empty building to listen to the same old ‘unprecedented global expansion’, only to find out that ‘unprecedented global expansion’ means ‘ ‘unprecedented wallet clearing’. Miscavige is hoping that announcing a couple more worthless OT Levels will stop the OTs who are no longer showing up to these fleeces from leaving the cult altogether and get back to showing up to these wallet clearing sessions.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        But it says “regarding your life, livingness and OT levels”. Meaning your OT levels (the readers) and whatever levels they might be at. Very deceptive. Especially the ” For the First Time EVER” at the top of the page. They are putting in a lot of effort to make this seem that the clams see what they want to believe regarding OT 9 &10. JMO

        • Snake Plissken

          I really think the next step is to say that OTIX and OTX are ready to be released, but they can’t be released until all of the Ideal Orgs are complete, so use your OT powers to guess what needs to be done to get them complete … thats right, so hand over those credit cards.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Yep, and in case some clam mentions that they thought otherwise (that OT9 &10 are now releasing) due to the advert – they can just parse the wording to show the lowly clam just misinterpreted it. Isn’t that their MO – to blame the clam and then ask them to hand over their credit card?

  • anoni81b4u

    Looks like scientology is distributing anti-drug literature …… TO A Liquor store or bar
    Its almost like hanging a cross on the front of a UFO cult … they also do that πŸ™‚
    Do they teach irony in stupidtology ?

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Monday, 17 August 2015.

    G’day, mates
    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    Google doc again failed to update the and I will try again later.
    In the meantime you can use yesterday’s with today’s
    More google hitches, so I went through every single entry to establish and record the ads status.
    I will not do everyday, we will thus get the results at google whim from time to time!

    Miami leads Detroit, La and SfBay scrape in.

    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5…Tycho by Pklkmike enhanced by DodoTheLaser for RedX and flickred by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/16850252459/in/set-72157642802079293

  • 0tessa

    Re: OT IX and X and further

    This commenter on Mike Rinder’s blog gives possibly the final description of the Scientology bridge.

    ‘I thought the OT VIII cognition was the end of the Bridge. It kinda made sense to me. The Clear cognition being that you mocked up your own reactive mind (or in layman’s terms, you swallowed all the shit about there being a reactive mind that has a negative effect on you and at long last you are seeing through the con and suspect there was never such a thing in the first place) and the OT VIII cognition that your case was all made up by body thetans and you were never that person that these body thetans were remembering as your past. So you end up at the top of the Bridge, now rid of the idea of the reactive mind and disabused of anything your body thetans ever told you. And at this top of the Bridge (after parting with a million dollars or more) you have reachieved the state of who and what you were before you ever walked through the door of a Dianetics centre or Org. To me, that is profound. If there are higher OT levels then the first cognition might be that Ron made it all up to give you more confidence in yourself. The second cognition might be that Ron conned you out of a shit-ton of money and the best years of your life, all the while laughing at what a shit-for-brains you were for falling for the con. The third cognition might be that the chances of getting your money back are zero so you should just slink out the door and keep quiet about it all.’

    • EnthralledObserver

      Sounds fair… lol

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Someone referred to CO$ as Hubbard’s manipulation project. I agree. It is not a religion, a science, a philosophy or anything else he claimed it was. He was just a delusional and despicable guy trying to see how far he could manipulate people into believing the crap he dreamed up. Always willing to say or do anything to make that happen. His manipulation continues because that is it’s true foundation and without it, the whole house collapses. And remember this is the same guy who couldn’t even manipulate a toothbrush correctly! GAH!

      • Snake Plissken

        Yep, it’s a textbook con game

      • anoni81b4u

        Yea, but he could communicate with tomatoes, can you ?

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          The day I try to communicate with tomatoes, is the day you can lock me up in the greenhouse and throw away the key. Ain’t no comin’ back from that kind of crazy.

    • Draco

      Don’t forget to write that Success Story before you leave!

  • El Ron is a Con

    Ref video of Grant body routing Bob … is it only me or does Bob really looks like a person who is ready to BLOW

    • Juicer77

      Perhaps his constant companionship with Cardouche is a new updated version of having his own Handler a la Jessica Fesbach and Katie Holmes.

  • Brutal MSNBC Report on Clinton Laughing Off Email Scandal: This Isn’t a β€˜Joking Matter’ to Many Democrats

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/brutal-msnbc-report-on-clinton-laughing-off-email-scandal-this-isnt-a-joking-matter-to-many-democrats/

  • Xique

    I may be married to a Scientologist but he is nothing, and I mean nothing like this Grant Cardone dude! Grant is self centered to the tenth degree! Gag

  • RK

    Incredibly weird video. Narcissistic. (Hate the decor – all white, cold steel, echo. Really not my idea of a comfortable home.)

  • Kay

    Hey guys….I am trying to find the video that was posted either early today or yesterday that was an expose on televangelist “prosperity” preachers. I’ve paged through everything I can’t find it and wanted to show it to a friend. I tried You Tube (it was a You Tube video) and can’t seem to pull it up on there. It was a funny commentary by a guy on CNN I believe. (I even tried CNN’s website to no avail) Does anyone remember this, or the commentator’s name? I would appreciate it if you do.

    • richelieu jr

      Do you Mean the John Oliver ‘LAst Week’ segment? It is a pretty effective take-down…

  • Eugene K

    I read “Way to Happiness” and threw it in the trash thinking that it could not possibly change anything in any real terms. I even felt it was invalidative or actually subversive of one’s survival potential in some areas. “Treat your parents with respect.” – what if someone’s parents were abusive dickheads that would love to use any form of positive disposition toward them to further abuse… sort of like it’s done in Scientology. Aha! Come to think of it, it is actually a method of abusive personalities to talk about “noble things” to try to pacify the victims and cover up the realities of abuse… like in Scientology where the talk is about help, honesty, and ethics while it uses those things to get people to part with their life savings, gather confessionals for the purpose of degrading and discrediting, and erect a whole system of mind and behavior control.