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Actress Erika Christensen in unearthed video meant only for her fellow Scientologists

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If you thought it was fun to see Laura Prepon utter some strange Scientology lingo in a recent print interview, wait until you see actress Erika Christensen talk about the effectiveness of Scientology in a 2006 testimonials video that was only meant for other Scientologists to see.

“It’s straight out of this universe,” Erika says. “It is! It’s straight out of this universe!”

The “it” she’s talking about are lectures recorded between 1953 and 1962 by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. In 2006, many of those lectures had been repackaged by current Scientology leader David Miscavige, and he had a video put together of church members talking about how much these old lectures had impacted their lives.

Christensen is at the very end of the five and a half minute clip…

 

 
Another person you might have recognized in the video is Elena Cardone, wife to Grant Cardone, Scientology’s bumptious hatchet-man.

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Elena makes two appearances. In the first, she says, “I have cognitions and realizations, and I can really start to apply these things to my life. It’s made such a huge difference. It’s awesome.”

But her second quote may be the best in the entire video: “This is how we’re going to change the future of the galaxies.”

Now, if you’re new to Scientology watching, you may be asking yourself, how do some old lectures from the Eisenhower years elicit this kind of response? Allow us to elucidate.

Hubbard had started his movement with the 1950 book Dianetics. In 1952, after some failures, Hubbard had reorganized under the name “Scientology,” and gave lectures to willing students. Then, beginning in 1953 and over the next nine years, Hubbard would occasionally hold what he called “Congresses” during which he’d lecture day and night, recording between five and 16 lectures over several days. To this day, Scientology considers these gatherings milestones in the development of Hubbard’s ideas about the human mind. (His son, on the other hand, offered another explanation. In a 1972 manuscript, L. Ron Hubbard Jr. wrote that his father held Congresses whenever he was short of cash.)

Hubbard died in 1986, and in 2005 his successor, David Miscavige, began re-releasing the Congresses in slickly repackaged collections of audio CDs. One of them, the “Clearing Congress” of 1958, even included a lecture that had been recorded on film, lovingly restored to DVD and in full color.

By 2006, enough Scientologists had purchased the new releases (which run about $250 per Congress), that they were ready to talk about how much it had changed their lives.

The five-minute testimonials video was revealed in an interesting way. It was played at a very special gathering in June 2006 aboard Scientology’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds. In June or July every year, Scientology leader David Miscavige holds an annual gathering, known as “Maiden Voyage,” to commemorate the church purchasing the vessel and first sailing it in 1988.

Over a series of nights, Miscavige gives lengthy briefings to a gathering of the most high-level Scientologists to report on their activities and preview new releases. We’ve learned that on opening night during Maiden Voyage 2006, Miscavige showed the testimonials video that featured Christensen.

Christensen grew up in Scientology, and began acting in 1997. Her breakthrough role was as a heroin-addicted teenager in Traffic, the 2000 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. So by the time she appeared in this video in 2006, she was already a well known actress.

She’s known for being somewhat defensive about Scientology. In 2013, she went on a friend’s web series to complain that people thought Scientologists “worship rabbits.” (For the record, no one accuses Scientologists of worshiping rabbits.)

The Congresses released in 2005 and 2006, meanwhile, were the first wave of a massive job of re-editing and re-packaging of L. Ron Hubbard’s works that Miscavige called the Golden Age of Knowledge. In 2007, the lectures were combined with a lot of new republished books in a giant collection Miscavige called “The Basics” and instructed every Scientologist on the planet to order — at $3,000 per set. It was such a naked cash grab (most Scientologists already had previously issued versions of the lectures and books) that it began a massive exodus of members out of the organization that continues today.

If you’re wondering what, specifically, is in those old lectures that has Erika Christensen talking about the universe and Elena Cardone talking about galaxies, the answer is that it could be anything. Hubbard was talking a lot of pedestrian ripped-off eastern thought about the human spirit and the physical universe, but with Scientologists, the subject hardly matters.

We’ll show you what we mean. Just this week, Scientologists received the newest issue of International Scientology News, which came packaged with a DVD. On it was the newest of the testimonial videos, which is now extolling Miscavige’s reworking of the Golden Age of Knowledge, this time dubbed The Golden Age of Tech, Phase II.

Nine years later, it’s the same look, the same frenetic music, the same crazed statements by Scientologists trying their best to sound profound about how they’re now in “present time” and have become themselves for the first time in trillions of years. It’s fun stuff, and we look forward to your comparisons between the two videos, from 2006 and 2015…

 

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

 
Sept 15: Phoenix, 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, Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville, 7 pm, sponsored by Minnesota Atheists

Sept 27: Portland, Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave, 12:45 pm, sponsored by Humanists of 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 14: London, premiere of Louis Theroux film, ‘My Scientology Movie’

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

Oct 25: Melbourne, venue secured (announcement coming later)

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), Boston (8/24)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on September 4, 2015 at 07:00

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  • Mockingbird

    Oh, and to elaborate on my last comment, some Scientologists believe the entire physicall universe is BTs and needs to be audited away. Every atom and speck of it. They feel they are saviors of the galaxies full of trapped spirits . And that on the levels above III they audit ridges and clusters and may free thousands of BTs aka spirits per session . So on OT VII for years they may free millions . Think about that mindset .

  • Baby

    EEEEEEP.. DON’T GO IN THE CLEAR WATER. (F5)

  • the best advertisement for leaving scientology are the people who left scientology… thought I’d share this from Jenna Hill (for newbies she’s Miscavige’s niece… just put her name in the search engine here)

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Jenna is so sweet and so is her hubby and family!

  • Veronica

    “Black glibness?” So when Tom accused Matt Lauer of being “glib,” it was more recycled Scieno-speak? Do any of these people ever have an original thought?

  • B4you

    OT: Has any LRH “researcher” been down the rabbit hole of Psychopolitics and hubbsy?

    https://antidianetics.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/the-brain-washing-manual-50-years-on/

  • Tom Cruise is a fool if he won’t invite Erika and Dave for dinner.

    • Sid

      Maybe Dave will go on Erika and Tom’s honeymoon. He did that when Tom married Katie. He’s such a close friend.

      • Frodis73

        That reminds me…I read during the ‘Going Clear’ press that DM also went on honeymoon with Tom and Nicole…this isn’t true is it? I can’t see Nicole putting up with that. Anybody know or was it just a goof?

        • flyonthewall

          2 is company. 3 is an orgy

          • beauty for ashes

            eww πŸ™ I don’t like thinking about that particular threesome.

  • cdubb

    I’ve heard all those tapes. A lot of baloney.

  • PlanetJ

    Thank you,Tony..for another fine blog post! I truly appreciate you always keeping us informed (and of course, Thank you,to everyone,that helps tony out with tips,videos,photos and Co$ material) xoxo

  • Juicer77

    Mr. McKellen, I love you. (Sorry if this is a repost) http://www.people.com/article/ian-mckellen-iconic-roles-magneto-gandalf

    ‘Well, I couldn’t judge from reading just those scenes what the script was like. So I said no. And my agent said, “You cant say no to working with Tom Cruise!” and I said, “I think I will.” ‘

    • flyonthewall

      have you been under Coccyx’s tutelage or something? Where did you get this gif know-how?

    • Frodis73

      Wow, these are great. A lot of hard work you did there today too. I love ’em all, but I think the one with the little butt plug is my fav. =)

      • πŸ˜€
        Mine too!

      • flyonthewall

        orly?

        • Frodis73

          LMAO! Dirty fly!!! Bad boy. lol

          • flyonthewall

            Well u were kinda asking for it. Oh see what I did there! I can kill w/o even trying

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I know. I get that all the time.

    • B4you

      This one is cool:

    • Mockingbird

      I just watched them all. Are those people insane ? Why no, they are Scientologists !

      • B4you

        They are obviously not from this galaxy, so they must be from another galaxy. I think!

        • Mockingbird

          Jeez, even at lightspeed it would take a loooooooong time to travel between galaxies !

          • B4you

            No! because those galaxies is right inside your head. Thats because, then all others is not disturbed, by it!

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I always knew I was destined for greatness, but to be SOURCE? Yowza! I’m going to go get my lady(her name’s Hitachi, she’s Japanese) and go celebrate.

      • Oh, I’ve, ahem, heard of her before, you know, from friends.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          She can be shy at first, but once you get to know her, she’s a blast. Give her a little sake and she nearly buzzes with joy.

        • Frodis73

          My friends too. πŸ˜‰

  • The Dude

    Hello all.

    I can’t stop thinking about this video. I found this around the same time I got obsessed with this whole $cio thing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-t7MV-Z6Pc

    • jazzlover

      bwahahahahahahaha. Octopusology πŸ™‚

      • The Dude

        So funny? LRH spoke of clams!

        • jazzlover

          I think Davey can find some inspiration there and add a baby or two to the next SciFi video: say “Hubbo” πŸ™‚

    • Frodis73

      I will never get sick of these. I wish they’d make another one.

  • loads more pics added to my ‘off-topic’ section of my blog… here’s a sample https://www.scientologybollocks.com/must-be-amazing-to-see-your-twin-you-never-knew-you-had/

    • aegerprimo

      A true southerner would eat gator, not kiss it.

      • that’s an opening line for a lot of jokes…. I’m reckonin’

        • daisy

          Ive got 3 but too lazy to post.

          • daisy

            I will do one., but not particularly good .Why is she kissing LRH, I thought he didn’t like sex.?

        • aegerprimo

          I reckon…
          BRING IT ON!
          er….. I’m thinkin’ …. Mr. media_lush.
          β™₯

          • as I’m not one it’s not really for me to say… so I’ll ‘bring’ a photo instead [it’s from my special selection of funny pics most people probably haven’t seen]… it’s out there now, I guess….

            • aegerprimo

              Bless (bleeeass) your (yerrrr) heart (heee-art) !!!!

            • another sample (often wonder if this is Angry Gay Pope on his ‘non-scientology’ days… you know,staying in ‘confront’ shape and all that….

            • aegerprimo

              AGP lives in the SOUTH WEST of USA. That is a totally different ethnic than the “deep south of USA.”

            • did you see the picture?

            • aegerprimo

              Yes…. I was looking at the architecture, not at the sign.

            • aegerprimo

              Bear necessities… HELZ YEAH!

    • salin

      Yikes! Hope she knows what she is doing.

  • What’s everyone up to tonight?

    • anoni81b4u

      Im guessing they are too busy having fun with the scio vids πŸ™‚

    • PlanetJ

      Fixin to have a few beers and come back here to comment binge..then maybe netflix binge. lol! πŸ˜› whatchu up to?

      • Watching lightning bolts on my roof patio. Enjoying cool breeze after a hot, humid day.

        • salin

          I love midwestern summer thunderstorms.

          Whatever storm system you may be experiencing – bypassed us. Would have loved the rain.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Shhh, don’t use those naughty H words. Tia might still be around.

          Man, we had a terrible rain and lightning storm today. I was on the 22nd floor of an office building downtown that looks out towards touristville(Disney and Universal) and the rolling clouds and lightening were amazing to watch. Bad day to be in the parks.

      • daisy

        My dog just laid down on the key board. She is a passive-aggressive bitch.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          How is it that the keyboard is where the dog can even lie on it?

          • daisy

            Lap top in bed yeah I let her on furniture.

        • salin

          What size of dog? My golden (in my pic a year ago as a 10 wk old) would now crush my keyboard.

          • daisy

            Fat Beagle. I love big dogs. I saran my key board for her visits.

            • salin

              Too funny!

        • Todd Tomorrow

          My Dogs hate all computers, Ipads anything that distracts us from giving them attention.

    • Miss Tia

      gonna go to bed soon—thrilling eh? though i’ll read for 30-60 minutes before i fall asleep….PARTAY!!!!

      • aegerprimo

        Sleep well Miss Tia!

        • Miss Tia

          thanks! i did!! πŸ™‚

    • Observer

      Destiny

      • Mockingbird

        That stripper ?

      • RPG kind?

        • Observer

          Yep

    • Mockingbird

      I think I will write a post or two for my vanity blog.

      • daisy

        rotflmao!!

        • Mockingbird

          Thanks, I’ll be here til the BTs come home.

      • Beth

        MBird you is an MVP πŸ™‚

        • Mockingbird

          You mean most vain person !? πŸ˜‰

    • aegerprimo

      I was making a shoop with close-ups of the people’s eyes in the first video (2006), and after getting near the end of the video and capturing eye close-ups of 41 people…. I am like UGH … I have spent WAY too much time to make a complicated shoop to share at the Underground Bunker – when on Friday night I should be sipping a couple of glasses of wine.

      • I’ve been there before.

        • aegerprimo

          I hope at the sipping glasses of wine part of BTDT.

          • Close. Sipping on beer.

            • aegerprimo

              Yes… sipping.
              Cheers Dodo!
              Clink!

    • salin

      Trying to wind down – as I have a long commute and teach for 3 hours tomorrow. Catching up on what I missed today in the lively comment section at the Bunker. And staring at a brochure for a winter cruise off the coast of Norway in January – to try to see the aurora borealis – totally impractical (money, time, and health of an older parent concerns), but oh so compelling. Working up the rationalizations. Perhaps appropriate that I am maybe indulging in some of my own magical thinking – on a day where the Bunker is discussing magical thinking per the videos.

      Way more than what you asked – but there we are *shrug*.

      • Oh no, this is not a magical thinking you are thinking. Very cool.

        • salin

          Most of my known extended family is in Norway. Only in the past decade have I been able to take a few trips to meet and get to know my family. This is a bucket trip sort of trip (redux – did a short version 4 years ago – no northern lights – but a completely altered way of how I view changing skies – before always taken forgranted – now I find them awesome.) This is supposed to be the best year (most active) for the auroraborealis in a 15 year cycle. But so impractical to pursue at this time. But …. πŸ˜€ Let you know whether practical salin, or I have only one thing on my bucket list and this is it salin wins out.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Practical, smactical. Do eeeeet!

          • Norway is pretty epic, in every way.

            • salin

              Oh my, yes. Especially compared to Indiana. Wait – those places are non-comparable.

      • Miss Tia

        I would love to see the northern lights, just remember—-they’ll be there for a long time!!! πŸ™‚

        • salin

          Thanks, that speaks to practical salin – most days she wins. But on this one… whimsical salin is picking up steam. πŸ˜€

      • Jenny Daniels

        I was on a trip back from Norway and found that I was the only passenger awake. Walked back to the galley and OMG the aurora borealis was AMAZING. It was on my bucket list and there it was as bonus for a loooong flight!
        FYI Norway is very very cold and dark and stormy in January…not so sure about cruising at that time of year, but the fjords are amazing too!

        • salin

          I am so jealous of your experience – it must have been awesome.

          The first attempt to see the auroras – was in November (2011), and it was growing dark. On our last day it was the first day for 6 weeks that the sun doesn’t climb above the horizon. We didn’t see the lights – but we also didn’t hit any storms. This time we are looking at late January – about the same place in the cycle of light as we were (on the other side of the 6 weeks of dark). This time, if we go, we won’t go past Tromso – as there was a huge difference in temperatures once we crossed Nord Cap (most northern point in Norway) and left the warming influences of the gulf stream. But I don’t know anything about the degree of storminess (and will try to look that up.)

          Wow – 2 weeks ago this was a lark. Looking at how much I am writing – I can see that I am already working hard to talk myself into this. Lol!

          Have to sign off for the night – but would love to hear of your Norway travels. Hope we cross paths soon.

    • This guy had a tick under his collar πŸ™
      I took care of it, but we are both traumatized.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Awwwwww! So sweet.

        • And no longer a host for parasites. Yay! I’m the worst dogmom for not finding it sooner. It was just his first birthday too X(

          • B4you

            Are you sure?

            • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! *leaves to groom doggy AGAIN*

            • B4you

              You know! Reality can change pretty fast.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Possibly effective practice for removing BTs one day, huh? Happy Birf Day to Tyrion.

            • He has a girlfriend who actually likes him now too. My sister’s new dog Jet. Watching them play together is the world’s cutest thing.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I’m sorry, he looks like he’s humping the pillow and she’s all like “You fool, I’m right here. I’m your bitch.”

            • He’s leaping to impress her XD

          • Todd Tomorrow

            So cute!

          • Juicer77

            Those little suckers can hide quite effectively. Don’t feel bad. Happy birthday little Big Ears!

      • aegerprimo

        He needs those big ears scratched!
        DOO EEET Nat Very Magnificent. β™₯

      • Sebastian L. Jackson
        • No. My dog is cute and only speaks a little Spanglish XD

      • Illinoisian

        What a sweet boy! He’s a beautiful color. Like the golden chestnut of the deer that are around here. And he sure knows how to look right into the camera. I can never get my dog to do that.

    • Beth

      this tune’s been in my head all day, so I’ll send it out to the bunkersphere. By Awolnation : “Maybe all of these things made me who I am….”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLZkf6HvO2Q

    • Juicer77

      Did you know you can make a wonderful hot toddy with hot tea, wildflower honey and lemon drop moonshine? I’m either starting to emerge from this head cold, or I can’t feel my nose anymore. Either way, good stuff.

      • Feel better soon. Hug!

        • Juicer77

          Thanks, D. I will try not to share my germs!

          • beauty for ashes

            Don’t worry, alcohol kills germs. You just have to keep drinking.

      • salin

        Lemon drop moonshine? Interesting.

        May it get you the sleep needed to kick the cold out of the head.

        • Juicer77

          Thank you. It’s on its way, I think.

    • Sebastian L. Jackson

      Drawing, drawing, and drawing. Did I say “drawing”?

      • Drawing rocks.

        • Sebastian L. Jackson

          I just posted some of them.

          • aegerprimo

            LINK! Plox.

            • Sebastian L. Jackson

              They’re right above here.

            • aegerprimo

              Hitting refresh F5 NOW

    • beauty for ashes

      Dreaming about one of these chairs. f5

      • That much relaxation can’t be legal, I’m pretty sure.

        • beauty for ashes

          I’m willing to smuggle one into the country just in case.
          *laughs* It’s probably worth more than my car!

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Self-induced Coma chair.

          • Everyone needs one.

            • beauty for ashes

              Yes because if we only had one I imagine we would all fight over it too.

          • beauty for ashes

            I so deserve that chair. I think I’ll start a go fund me. πŸ˜‰

    • Libertylover

      We are under the stars watching a free showing of Mad Max : Fury Road at the Everson museum here in Syracuse. Beautiful night 79 degrees F.
      I’ve seen it before but really enjoying it again with everyone else. It’s almost over

      • beauty for ashes

        I hope you didn’t show up drunk.;)

        • Libertylover

          Nah don’t drink much at all. Elle seems to have info on me being a druggie which was news to me. I quit smoking but got into the E cigs but that’s about it. I’m pretty boring.

          • beauty for ashes

            There was a flier the other night from celebrity center showing Wizard of Oz outside. I thought you might have been here. It said *Please do not show up drunk this is a family function!*
            Hey and good for you for quitting smoking!

            • Libertylover

              Well I would have made an exception for that show and showed up loaded if I were on that coast. It would have been worth it for the laughs.

            • beauty for ashes

              Ikr? It did not say don’t show up with a posse of drag queens either. I can think of a dozen different thing the did not say to do! Don’t show up in your anonymous mask!

            • Libertylover

              Sounds just like them, a movie from 70 years ago. They really are stuck in the past with their movie choices too.
              There was around a thousand people. Syracuse U. was busing them in. I bet they didn’t have a hundred at the celebrity center. Less than 2 dozen if you don’t count the Scientologists.

      • Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing. I was there with you for a moment.

    • final day of going through my tasting of supermarket ‘drinking reds’ for case purchase…

      • Incidentally my final choice is Hardy’s 2014 Cab Sauv Merlot “Postcard”… delicious from the first sip, it’s one of those “drinking” wines that is so smooth and tasty that you forget you’re drinking alcohol only to realise you’re still posting at the Bunker hours later…

  • Veronica

    “It’s straight out of his ass!”

  • Sebastian L. Jackson

    Realizing I have been neglecting my little Bunklings lately. So to make up, here is more stuff for my manga project.

  • aegerprimo

    Not sure why (I’m an ex-$cientologist who has no children) BOTH of these videos seem similar to this….

    https://youtu.be/5ZCgbGgA-_8

    • jazzlover

      Both Teletubbies and Veggie Tales were extremely cult-like.

      • aegerprimo

        Did anyone mention… creepy? (to all the above?)

        • jazzlover

          Veggie Tales was produced by some extremist Christian group. There is “cult” all around in daily life. Day in, day out.

      • Libertylover

        Oh no Veggie tales, I had to suffer that dreck when my kids were young, it gave me drying
        Diarrhea. I was glad when the Wiggles came on or Bear in the Big Blue House. Spongebob was fun though.

        • noseinabk

          Ah the Wiggles. I sometimes torture my kids by repeating the words fruit salad because I know that the Yummy yummy part will get in their head. B-)

        • jazzlover

          I went through all of that crap. Add in “Tickle Me, Elmo”, and it was almost reason to be drunk every day πŸ™‚ Sponge Bob was the one I couldn’t stand above all else though πŸ™‚

      • Teletubbies are banned here, Nat. This is yr last warning hon.

        • Noted. Won’t happen again. For the record, my vid exposes the illuminati agenda being programmed into stoners and babies via the TTs [sic]
          XD

          • beauty for ashes

            People who think everyone is illuminati is my favorite cult! Gotta love the *proof*

            • Yes! The “research” and “proof” make even Hubs look thorough.

        • Judith Sylvester

          You mean cuz they’re gay?

        • aegerprimo

          Wait WHAT!

          BOOO BAHHHHH!

          https://youtu.be/v7kkDOQPqps

          • beauty for ashes

            Wait… Are those penis costumes for children!? WTF!

          • Veronica

            Makes me wonder what a modern European version of Mister Rodgers would look like.

        • aegerprimo

          Ugh… sorry I did not know.
          Goodnight.

        • noseinabk

          Good call. That stupid show was banned in our house when my daughter was little. I didn’t want my toddler copying the weird fake talking or anything else they did.

          • lynn

            In my house it was the Simpsons…I didn’t want my kids thinking it was ok to disrespectful to everyone

            • noseinabk

              Yep. Mine never watched it for the same reason.

            • lynn

              did she do Chuckie on Rugrats too? That was another cartoon that got deleted from my tv

            • noseinabk

              My oldest watched it sometimes but she was a little older. My kids are so far apart we have endured years of kid shows. First one was a Barney and Big Comfy Couch fan, 2nd was Bear in The Big Blue House and Blues Clues , and the 3rd was The Wiggles. All of them liked SpongeBob.

            • lynn

              mine are 11 yrs apart. and just when I thought we’d never have to listen to Elmo giggle again, the grandkids show up..all sticky & stuff.

            • noseinabk

              I am looking forward to that myself. My first grandchild will arrive in Jan.

            • Frodis73

              Don’t laugh at me. I kinda dug that Big Comfy Couch show. Funny part about it is that I have no children yet I would watch it from time to time..

            • Veronica

              I have 2 nephews in grad school who, when they were tots, were put to bed early on Simpsons night so the adults could watch with a more-or-less clear conscience.

              Grad school.

        • richelieu jr

          Can you get hem banned for my 2 year-old? I’m losing my mind over here, Dodo!

          Soon I’ll be yelling at ashtrays!

          • Lol! So sorry, my friend. Show him/her My Little Pony instead.

      • Frodis73

        RIGHT THERE! Blowjob! OMX! Could this wack job be any more obsessed with gay sex? I didn’t know flowers and group hugs were gay or trans. This guy needs to be institutionalized. I have to laugh, but it is really just sad. It hurts my head (and heart) that people out there really believe this BS. Xenu, help me, please. Somebody…anybody?

        • It might be a parody — but there are thousands upon thousands of accounts on youtube that are just like this XD

          • Frodis73

            IKR? Scary that it is hard to tell if they are joking or not. Totally whack!

      • Veronica

        What the fuck is a bunny demon? And the US government is vacuum cleaner?

        Flowers are used in homosexuality.

        Word.

    • SarahDB

      Always thought they were pretty creepy…

      • Thank you.

      • aegerprimo

        CREEPY
        Like the videos Tony Ortega featured today!

      • Frodis73

        Totally. First time I saw this I was high on coke…I thought it was just the drugs that made them weird until I saw it sober. Lol. Def creep factor on this show. Watch the vid below that Nat posted. I’ll admit they are creepy, but this guy thinks they have an agenda.

    • Newiga

      I always thought Teletubbies were really scary. My friend’s dog used to bark at them so hard we had to chance the channel to calm her down. πŸ˜€

  • SarahDB

    It’s a good evening here in Bunkerland, the music videos and cute pet pictures are starting to come in. Now is a good time to try to save a few innocent minds by flagging some clammy scammy ads on Craigs List. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    Don’t forget to click the heart above, and here is your natural interlude:

  • Veronica
  • Fuck David, this is way more beautiful

  • salin

    Good night, all.

    It is after having a number of days where time for reading (and responding) is limited, and having a brief moment to interact, that I am reminded of how much I appreciate sharing this journey with you – and how much I appreciate the wicked wit (wicked in a 1980s Rhode Island sort of way = ultra), and great compassion that is so prevalent in the Bunker Comment Community. Big thanks to our proprietor, as he ultimately sets the conversations and tone for this great community.

    • beauty for ashes

      Sleep tight! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Pretty much everyone is proprietor here. True democracy.

  • SP Wogsy

    These videos were a little bit before my time,
    So I wanted to take a peek and see,
    And I got about :30 secs into it, and my hands did a
    Boom!!!! Shebap!!!!!!! And turned this crap off.

    Here is a cute Kitteh pic for the dmg that can’t be unseen f5

    • aegerprimo

      Appropriate song is this…

      https://youtu.be/RrxePKps87k

      • SP Wogsy

        Here is one for us “other” handed folks : )

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xafbi7QSZrU

        • jazzlover

          If you were Catholic about 60 or 70 years ago, you would have had that beaten right outta you. Ask my mom.

          • SP Wogsy

            Ha!! Luckily, I was Catholic much more recent on the time track. Something about the left-hand of God being Lucifer??? Can’t remember *shrugs*

            • jazzlover

              It was seen as a sign of the devil. My mother used to tell stories of having her left hand hit with a yardstick whenever she tried to write with it. The fact that my grandparents would have been ok with this is sort of sickening. But hey, yet another sign of being led down a rosy path. Sound familiar?

            • SP Wogsy

              Very entertaining. I missed that part while I was in Catholic school. If there ever was a devil, I know where to find “them”. Psssst….starts with an S. : )

            • Frodis73

              Not just popular with Catholics. Mom is a lefty and had the same problems in public school.. Well, it wasn’t a yardstick, but rulers, hands, etc. I’m a lefty too and she told me about it when I was learning to write in case my teachers tried to do anything like that to me. I cannot believe they used to do that!! Ok, I’m a liar. I can believe it. You know what I mean though…so messed up.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Yep. The same kind of story has been told in my family. It happened in Midwestern public schools and there were no Catholics in sight.

            • jazzlover

              Yup. That wasn’t the only thing messed up back then from all I’ve heard. The Catholics used to take the idea of fasting quite seriously and literally. My mom spoke of young boys and girls often passing out during Sunday mass back in those days. Nuns would scurry out into the pews, grab them, and take them into the rectory for a nice refreshing glass of milk πŸ˜‰ And it wasn’t even chocolate milk πŸ™‚

        • Veronica
    • beauty for ashes

      I don’t want to say FIFY, but Embellished~IFY. F5

      • SP Wogsy

        ❀️ Exactly ❀️

  • Gus_Cox

    “I can perceive with 57 perceptics now”

    Yeah, but can you hear a random F# and recognize it as an F#? A B minor chord? I can, and believe me that’s a helluva lot more useful than anything Scn has to offer.

    And speaking of which, Scientology music is fucking awful. As soon as the first vid started to play, I was like, “Oh, Gawd, Peter Fucking Schless strikes again.” It’s shit. Awful garbage shit, produced and approved by Midget Dick Miscavige. And it’s a waste of talent because Schless was actually pretty good. If he had been allowed out into the world maybe he’d have some taste by now.

    Now I have to go listen to some Wes Montgomery or some Brubeck or Mozart or ZZ Goddamned Top to swab that crap out of my ears!

    • beauty for ashes

      I recommend alternating Mozart and ZZ Top. And then relax with some Debussy.

      • Gus_Cox

        Yes, good call! Time to fire up the HiFi πŸ˜€

    • Frodis73

      That music is my idea of hell. I’d shoot myself if I had to listen to that for an extended period of time…hard enough dealing with a 5 min video.

    • lynn

      I asked about perceptics this morning & was sent down the rabbit hole…then I had to look at kittys & babies rest of day.

      • Gus_Cox

        Yay, Kittehs!

  • beauty for ashes

    Did Juicer pass out under the table or did she actually make it to bed? If you’re still here I’ll help you to bed, or better yet we’ll get Dodo to carry you!

  • Bob Crouch

    I had to force myself to make it to the end of the video. The music did not help either. So these are the masters of communication?
    My feeling was “Does it really take THIS LITTLE to deceive and hypnotize SO MANY?” Fortunately, on second thought it occurred to me that really it isn’t all that many any more!

    • lynn

      play it with the sound off & count how many don’t blink

  • Gus_Cox

    So the only person I (think I) recognize appears at 2:00, and again at 5:05. I think I may know her but I’m not sure… Anyone here recognize her and can confirm? I’m not going to name her so as not to spoil the experiment so to speak… but I think her first and last name in total contain one H and one Y. Anyone?

    • noseinabk

      Sid and Mark Foster named a few people in the videos earlier today. If you sort comments to oldest you may find a few.

  • BarryObama2014

    For a non-Scientologist like myself, it is easier to understand these videos if you assume that all these people are high on cocaine during their interviews.

  • daisy

    LOL

  • Veronica

    OK, I watched the Teletubbies clips, clicked around, and found this. Falwell was one of this country’s greatest philosophers and he had some very strongly held beliefs regarding Tinky Winky’s sexual preferences. This video was posted by someone who thinks the yelling man is interesting. I think it’s the “PTL is bankrupt” part that’s interesting. Can we imagine Miscavige announcing details about Scientology’s Chatper 11 filing?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Gg8xxLKCI

  • When I had my naturalization interview with Homeland security officer, she asked me if I am still a scientologist.
    My answer was – “Not really, I am back to my Orthodox Cristian roots.” I am sort of agnostic at this point, btw.
    Leah posted this photo below 3 hours ago and it brought the memories above.

    • jazzlover

      I’d be curious to know how the naturalization officer knew that you were a Scientologist in the first place.

      • I listed all my previous jobs on the application. All 9 yards.

        • jazzlover

          Oh ok. Weren’t you a little nervous that the US gub might have had a hard on for Sci Fi, or did you already know it was lame? πŸ˜‰

          • I was a little nervous and hoping I am not talking with a scientologist.
            I will probably be lame like that for a while.

            • jazzlover

              I didn’t mean you were lame. I meant that the gub is lame for refusing to take this down. It keeps coming back to that for me. There is no way of avoiding it, or slicing it any other way. Part of the “cultiness” of nationalism is that one is brought up to believe that “THAT shit doesn’t happen here”. America is no different than any other country in that regard.

            • I will stay lame till the day I die. No worries.

            • TexasBroad

              Have you completed the process Dodo?

            • TexasBroad

              Today I spoke to a CPA, a prospective electricity provider, a claims adjustor, two prospective merchant services providers, an upset employee, and three of my son’s teachers…I would have LOVED it if they all would have communicated with me with music! Smiles.

            • Wow, you are busy woman! And yes, I am a US citizen now.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              So curious where you are from..?

            • Made in Moldova.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Thanx! Love the smorgasbord here! πŸ˜€

            • Welcome.

            • OTD:OutTheDoor

              I read recently about the Church of Christ Scientist. How many people would you say are members? Is it cultish?

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Oh my goodness… I’m not sure how many Christian Scientists are left… I know it’s dwindling… I attended a CS private school from K-9… After that, I know they had to open up the school to other “new thought” religions in order to keep the school going…

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              As for it being cult-ish, I’m not exactly sure how to answer that… There is no disconnection, or things like that… I was a 3rd generation, and my mother told me when I was 17 years old that I didn’t have to attend anymore… πŸ˜€

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Feel free to ask me any more questions… I just may have to jog my brain a little bit! πŸ˜€

            • Graham

              Regarded by many as a pre-cursor to Scientology, in that it shares ideas such as: whatever happens to you is your fault, no medical interventions allowed and supposedly being able to bring people back from the dead. Essential reading http://www.godsperfectchild.com/ Written by an ex member.

              It’s gone the way that Scientology will hopefully go: old membership dying off and no new people coming in. Mary Baker Eddy could get away with her brand of BS when competing with crude nineteenth century medicine, but those days are past.

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              I look forward to reading this book! Vaquera mentioned it the other day! πŸ˜€

            • 9001

              Yes it is cultish. There’s an archive of media stories about them at http://culteducation.com/group/881-christian-science.html

            • Ex-Christian Scientist

              Wow, I’ll have to check this out later… Too tired now… Nighty Nite! πŸ˜€

            • 9001

              Good morning from UK!…Happy dreams πŸ™‚

            • TexasBroad

              A Perfect Circle is Mr. Broad’s favorite band.

            • TexasBroad

              I was just corrected….Tool is his favorite. Circle second.

            • Same lead singer – Maynard James Keenan πŸ™‚

    • Cedilla
    • Jimmy3

      What was it like being unnatural? Did it feel strange?

      • Yeah, like Italian cheese.

        • jazzlover

          Mozzarella. France could only hope.

      • Veronica

        Never be sharp, never be flat, always be natural. Just thought I’d throw that in.

    • aquaclara

      Hey, Dodo, this is great news. Leah’s pic of course-we always like seeing how she is doing. But really about your naturalization meeting last year. Brave of you to list the Scientology past –might as well be upfront about it. And glad they also hoped for more for you. Somehow, I don’t think it’s the first time they have come across this.

      Congratulations.

      • Thank you, my dear. You are always nothing but kindness. <3

  • Enturbulated Masterbator

    My favorite quote in the video, “It actually says what is says.” Now isn’t that brilliant! $cientology…the sound and the fury.

  • Susan_Qbird_Poche

    oh yay! It has been determined! Sept 24: Minneapolis, Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville, 7 pm, sponsored by Minnesota Atheists.
    Sweet! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a9aa19596edb437629aa9d450f353b04c813c897085c0b1f6b227d7568dfee8.jpg

  • Mockingbird

    To compliment what I posted earlier about OT III and above Scientologists thinking they are saving spiritual beings when they audit BTs I have found a few quotes that show that is what is on their materials.

    Body Thetans are just Thetans. When you get rid of one he goes off and possibly squares around, picks up a body or admires daisies. He is in fact a sort of cleared Being. He cannot fail to eventually, if not at once, regain many abilities. Many have been asleep for the last 75,000,000 years. A Body Thetan responds to any process any Thetan responds to.
    Ron Hubbard OT III course

  • Mockingbird

    And

    I am going to give you some Hubbard quotes.
    Now all of a sudden we take apart the composite theta body which is you, into its component theta bodies, and we take these apart as regard to the experience, and we find the potentiality of which a central theta line is capable.
    …So you just make sure that you differentiate from entity to entity and try to get them unstuck off the track very neatly and nicely and get the theta being back in power.
    …If you have a psychotic entity on your hands… you have to audit this entity…
    Now, here you have, then, a simple problem of finding out where he is stuck in the track, and in what kind of an incident he’s stuck.
    First, what entity is stuck, when is he stuck, and run it out…
    And one after another, you spot and straighten up these entities.
    – HCL-21 ANATOMY OF THE THETA BODY 16 April 1952 Hubbard quotes

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Jeezus! I think LRH had to deal with a “psychotic entity” every time he looked in the mirror. And he knew it.

      • Barbara_Angel

        Hahahaha thanks for the laugh… blubbard was ‘stuck’ alright, on so many things. Perhaps the cooties/entity’s were also responsible for his rotting teeth, his rotting mind, fear of dentists and a much needed psychiatrist.

      • Mockingbird

        The reason I am sharing this particular quote is to show that a Scientologists who audits out BTs is under the impression they are freeing spirits. Hubbard plagiarized this from OAHSPE, an earlier insane cult text . He actually had elements of this all through Dianetics and Scientology.

  • romanesco

    Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.

    -Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    New TMZ story: “Scientology’s David Miscavige — Target of Death Threats”
    http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/05/david-miscavige-scientology-death-threats/#ixzz3kqnLXQ00

    • Jenyfurrrrr

      Just came back over after seein that to see if anyone had posted it yet. They kept the guy on the phone for over 2 hours and traced him it said?!?! How long before they try to blame it on “fringe lunatics…” over here?!?! I’m actually surprised they are publicizing since it will only lead to more people reading up on why someone might have something against him…. Nvm standard ScioPR101!!!

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Crazy clam or just plain crazy? How dumb do you have to be to make an almost 3 hour death threat phone call? And why are they saying the guy is Jewish? CO$ like to claim that they have members of every faith so a Jew could also be a clam. BTW – the comments there have been hilarious!

        • Jenyfurrrrr

          Lol the comments were why it took me so long to get back here and check!!! TMZ is one of those guilty pleasures I hide from my hubby and teens sons… No need to give them MORE ammo to laugh at me! πŸ˜‰

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            LOL
            Disclaimer: I’m not condoning violence – just lulz
            (refresh)

            • Jenyfurrrrr

              I fell asleep (finally) last night, phone in hand, and missed this so thanks for the LULZ today. After reading comments above, def looking like a distraction tactic due to timing and other recent comment battles on TMZ, maybe bait to get people from here over there, but they forget the reason we feel so strongly is THEIR violence, control and dirty tactics so… Instead we sit here and roll eyes at the ridiculous commentary over there! They really don’t get it!…

    • Frodis73

      Wow! Can’t say I’m surprised…surprised it hasn’t happened sooner truthfully. I wonder if it’s just a crazy or a disgruntled ex that got scammed.
      eta-also interesting that tmz is not saying if there was an arrest or not. Lack of info or tmz just downplaying for the church again? Sure seems like tmz has lots of ppl at LAPD on payroll. Hey, just like Co$!

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Third possibility – a CO$ stunt. They’ve done this kinda stuff before.

        • Jenyfurrrrr

          That was my thought too… Stunt/distraction… “Oh poor ol’ us, look someone scary is picking on us… We’re victims…”

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            We need Columbo on the case!

        • LongtimeLurker

          And the notoriously soft-on-Scientology TMZ would be happy to be the conduit for their BS.

          • MM

            “soft-on-Scientology TMZ”

            (I’m not familiar with TMZ and there’s also this, you know, ‘foreign language thing’…)

            Would it be SOP for a ‘soft-on-Scn’ outlet to refer to its worldwide ecclesiastical leader as a “honcho”?

            • LongtimeLurker

              I didn’t know English was your second language, MM.

              Anyway, good catch, but I don’t think it necessarily disproves my theory (not that it’s actually mine).

              I wouldn’t use it if I was writing the article, but honcho is pretty standard “entertainment talk”. It’s familiar, but not necessarily disrespectful. Also they may be using it as shorthand, to save confusing people by writing out his proper title.

              And TMZ often tries to appear “hip” and relaxed. So they may just be using their “house style”, which their regular readers are comfortable with.

              It’s the kind of thing that wouldn’t be surprising if a political website said it about someone in the givernment – “EU honcho Tusk visits Moldova to discuss integration…”

            • MM

              Thanks LL, interesting.

              I kind of ‘knew’ it’s not really a ‘serious journalism’ site (I’ve seen other commenters fondly refer to it as a ‘rag’ πŸ™‚ ) and I couldn’t quite imagine even a ‘yellow press’ writer refer to the actual Pope as the “Catholic Church honcho Francis”.

              But hey, like you say, “The more you know…” πŸ™‚

            • LongtimeLurker

              Well, you make a good point.

              I don’t think even TMZ would refer to the Pope like that.

            • Draco

              HUGE gap between Miscavige’s importance in the world and the Pope’s. Can’t really compare the 2.
              Miscavige is only more important in his own mind.

        • Frodis73

          You are right-def out of their playbook. I hope we find out more info from Tony.

        • OOkpik

          If this were s stunt, might the perp be convinced to stay on the phone for 2 hours? Could it be be more likely that s/he is enraged and unbalanced and possibly in need of some serious help?

    • OOkpik

      Wow! Just WOW!
      And who are the WE who “are going to assassinate Mr. Miscavige and every single one of you.”?
      This isn’t going to end well for “them”.

    • Miss Tia

      if this IS true, i don’t condone that (obviously) in anyway shape or form, but i gotta say: their OT powers don’t naturally protect them???

      i also think this is a stunt…..TMZ is the perfect venue for that…..if they posted something like this, it would get picked up by other sites and spread spread spread—without anyone really delving into facts, etc…..i think they’re probably trying to deflect from the news of Theroux’s doc next month…..

      • MM

        “See??!! Not only are all those apostates and bigots persecuting us – they want to KILL us!!!!!”
        –Karin Pouw

        • Miss Tia

          feel sowwy for us!! this is why niblet has to live in a bullet proof cocoon and has more thorough security than the US president!!!

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Should we expect Nation of Islam bodygaurds working security for Miscavige at this months Harlem Org grand opening?

            • Miss Tia

              i’m sure….haven’t they done security for him in the past?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        You may have hit on something. The Theroux doc may have them more tetchy than even Gibney’s.

        • Miss Tia

          yeah, because they REFUSED his request to visit them…..with gibney they claimed he didn’t come to them, he only asked to interview certain people, etc but theroux wanted to go to them and they refused….he went to WBC and even hung out with them, so he has a history of thoroughly representing an organization—no matter how repulsive they are…..Co$ probably is panicked cuz they don’t know how to spin (yet) their refusal to let him into a church of theirs……

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          Well early on the clams (including Lush’s friend Wood) were talking it up. Comparing it to Going Clear and saying wait until Theroux and his film comes out because it would be impartial and show them truthfully and in a good light. If it doesn’t they’ll feel betrayed.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I call total BS.

      The story itself is nothing new for anyone who has been paying attention. Scientology has been playing the phony victim card going all the way back to Paulette Cooper and beyond. As recently as the Portland Ideal Org opening a Scientology handler got Mark Bunker booted from his vantage point across the street from the ceremony by claiming there had been threats against David Miscavige.

      This TMX blind item has a couple of baffling and rather inept details. They claim that the anonymous person issuing the threats was kept on the phone for nearly three hours? By an “operator?” (What a quaint term.) And that this yielded “identifying information” including a Skype address? In a three hour conversation laden with death threats, a positive location and ID could be ascertained. But a Skype address???

      Most odd id the assertion that the LAPD had “closed in” on a Jewish businessman(!), but that it was “unclear” if any arrests had been made. Since this story purports to have taken place last July, it would be pretty clear whether an arrest had been made or not. This sounds like a planted item, possibly as some sort of “amend” from TMZ.

      Weird, weird, weird Disqus thread that follows. Based on a cursory examination of the various “players,” I would say it is virtually all OSA. The earliest account is from May of this year; the rest are either from the last day or are heavily masked. All appear to be critical of Scientology and are louts, racists, and just plain evil. The intention appears to be to paint Scientology critics in the worst possible light.

      The whole thing appears to be bait to pull in Scientology critics and get them down in the mud. But they may have overplayed their hand with some really tasteless racist jokes. Will be interesting to see if anything is left in the morning. As for me, I refuse to sully my laptop with any screen grabs. I will likely issue a warning about this upthread.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I agree but it happened in July. Search warrants issued “last month” that could be August 31. Only 5 days ago.

      • Cedilla

        Change “operator” to regg then you’ll know why he was on the phone for so long.

  • PappeKak

    β€œI have cognitions and realizations, and I can really start to apply
    these things to my life. It’s made such a huge difference. It’s
    awesome.”

    I am having a sad at that.

    • Robert Kaufman states at the end of his book that when you ask a Scientologist to tell you exactly how they apply it in their lives they are unable to do so. I have also found this to be true. Fascinating.

      • randomity

        Also fascinating: if the philosophy is ineffectual it’s your fault.

        • So all these Scientologists are walking around feeling guilty because it’s their own fault they don’t have any Super Powers! Brilliant!

      • Draco

        Or they waffle on about communication and the ARC triangle and understanding. But that’s usually the extent of it. They need to “cognite” that those were things they learned right at the beginning of their scn journey. For a cost of maybe $100. If they had done nothing more than that, they would still have the same abilities and a whole lot more money in the bank.

      • Veronica

        They’re great at vague, hyperbolic, jargon-rich descriptions, without ever actually identifying anything the teensiest bit specific.

    • What is sad is to contemplate what was happening in that space in her head before listening to the congresses? Was it quiet there? Were the activities so minor that the ability to apply them was so insignificant as to be meaningless? What went wrong in her life that she had to wait so long?

      Please tell me she was already married to Grant. That would explain so much.

  • LongtimeLurker

    “… it could be anything. Hubbard was talking a lot of pedestrian
    ripped-off eastern thought about the human spirit and the physical
    universe…”

    Pedestrian rip-off.

    But with a slick coating, pushed by experienced, highly-motivated sales people who are often true believers.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Saturday, 05 September 2015.

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    Yesterday: Houston scraped in and saved the day

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are now included in the google doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5… COB needs your money by THDNE & flickred by AegerPrimo
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/13356288743/in/set-72157642802079293

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Is Chili Bean about to be dethroned as CO$’s #1 rapper? Say it ain’t so Slim Shady!
    “Nation of Islam’s Farrakhan meets with Eminem in Detroit” http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/09/03/farrakhan-detroit-eminem-meeting-justice/71645054/

    https://instagram.com/p/62NQ3kTadC/

    • Draco

      Is it just me or does Eminem not look quite as chuffed as Farrakhan?

      • Miss Tia

        i don’t think he ever smiles…..sort of like the model stephanie seymour…..

        • Draco

          You are right! I googled pics of him and this one is the closest thing to a smile I saw. Sort of a nervous “I am not used to my face doing this” kind of smile.
          f5

        • What a dumb choice — to never smile in public!

          • Miss Tia

            victoria beckham does that too and she looks so much better when she smiles!

    • Jack99

      Looks like they’re talking about his second documentary, not a third one.

      • yeah, that’s what I thought after re-reading… had to double check the date and it’s todays post… they did call it “new” though… but then again it’s from Australia

    • TonyOrtega

      It’s his 2010 documentary, “Secrets of Scientology,” which is apparently only now airing in Australia for the first time.

      • Australians…..

      • Miss Tia

        who knew they were 5 years behind? o_O

        • Draco

          I also have trouble accessing BBC vids on You Tube. The Sweeney stuff has been fine and have watched them all on You Tube. But cannot access any of Theroux’s doccies – not even the old stuff. BBC is a bit sticky that way.

          • Miss Tia

            why can’t you? is it for the UK only?

            • Draco

              Says something about BBC copyright and not approved for viewing in my geographical area. South Africa.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Hi Tony!

        Would you consider issuing a… I don’t know… warning about this weird blind item and decidedly OSA-rific Disqus thread that follows?
        http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/05/david-miscavige-scientology-death-threats/

        The whole thing is so transparently a plant. And the thread seems obviously designed as bait for the Bunker crew. It makes Scientology critics look like a pack of louts and racists. Frankly, I think TMZ is asleep at the switch (although it is the middle of the night out in Hollywood).

        • Miss Tia

          i think tmz is a pocket pet for whomever pays them…..

        • I think there’s a big article about TMZ and Harvey Levin coming out any day now about what a bunch of douches they are [think it’s New York Magazine]

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            The New Yorker

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              JINX!

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            New Yorker. It’s a done deal. Watch for it.

            • … I tweeted the journalist my link showing how TMZ removed David Miscavige’s name from an article about scientology which I managed to screengrab a couple of weeks ago

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              Do you screengrab of TMZ’s CO$ stories now, to see if they do it again? It’s funny that after a few harsh stories (pizza tip, dad’s PIs, etc) TMZ went radio silent and now this “Passion of the COB” story about Jews wanting to kill him. Something seems fishy over there.

  • Ever met an SP?

    Does Scientology offer a course in creative onomatopoeia? Because if there’s one thing these people really do seem to be world authorities in it’s coming up with bizarre noises to illustrate concepts that apparently can’t be described even in Scientology’s own jargon. To what end I’m really not sure, but they’re certainly good at it.

  • The bazillion X! LOL πŸ˜€

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I got his new cat to play with my Greyhound’s. Can’t decide what to name him. Longtime Lurker, TonyO or Oscar

    Pistorius? He doesn’t like Mouser, which was my first choice.

    • OOkpik

      Congratulations.
      Oscar is purrfect.
      “Look, Pa, no legs, but I’ll run them greyhounds out of town if they mess wit me”.

    • OOkpik

      How about OT? His levitation skills are awesome!

  • Emily

    It seems to me the 2nd video participants were more convincing and reading less than their 2006 counterparts. Looks like Miscavige is responding to the rumblings that scientologists have been making about not moving up the Bridge any longer with the emphasis on speedy progress.

  • Supper Powers

    Is anyone home? I see the last comment was 5 hours ago.

    • Supper Powers

      Nope. Nobody is home. They all are out with friends and family having supper.

      • Supper Powers

        You should stop talking to yourself. It’s just embarrassing.

        • Supper Powers

          Maybe so, but it’s not like Jimmy3 is around to save me from myself. I’m so unfunny.

  • Sydjazz

    and i was like wow i just spent thousands of dollars to learn how to read a dictionary

  • Big Burt

    Both use horrible, dated, stock music.
    These videos are self satirical.
    They’re hilarious on one level and painful on another.

  • I hated that music when I drank the kool-aid and I hate it just as much now. Really, that’s like hyped up elevator musak.

  • PlanetJ

    LMFAO..wow…that first video..you can see a few almost bust out in laughter at what they’re saying! Weird MFers. hahahahaaaaaa!

    • daisy

      Where are you.? My E-mail has been giving me trouble so I cannot find your E-mail address. Hope everything is okay, I miss you.

      • PlanetJ

        Hi Daisy!
        I’m still around..I peek in sometimes to read up on everything. I’m not here everyday tho. All is well here..the hubs has been umpiring baseball since the beginning of spring and I go with him to watch sometimes. How have you been,hun? Is all well with you?

        • daisy

          Yeah, You answered I have been just fine. I know you guys like your sports. I am so glad you are fine too. Life gets busy , people drop and pick up this blog as they feel. Just let me know once in a while that you are good. Just so I don’t worry. Luv Daisy

          • PlanetJ

            Will do,daring!
            I’m glad you cared enough to contact me! lol..I’ try not to be a stranger! πŸ˜‰

  • Mex Seiko

    Don’t they all have this deer/headlights sparkle in their eyes? There’s also a certain psychotic happiness to them it’s freaky. You read and hear about cults, but looking and listening to the zombies right there is mindblowing.