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Who are those WISE guys? A tipster helps us get some names of Scientology operatives


On Thursday, we told you about a woman who is suing a business in Pasadena that forced her to take Scientology courses, and when she refused, she was fired.

We explained that the business, Lusida Rubber Products, had been taken over by executives active in Scientology’s “WISE” front group, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.

You see, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard revealed in a 1965 lecture that he had gleaned from a galactic civilization which lasted 80 trillion years (yes, he said trillionshear it for yourself here, second item) a way of setting up organizations that he called an “org board.” Hubbard ended up denuding whole forests with his writings about how organizations and businesses should be run, and his followers assume that he’s as much a genius about that as he is about the human mind and the nature of the universe itself.

So one of Scientology’s sneaky ways of spreading its influence and recruiting people is through pushing Hubbard’s “admin technology” on unsuspecting businesses through its WISE front group. WISE tends to target dentists, chiropractors, and veterinarians, but it will infiltrate any business that gives it a chance. The process is to target the company’s principal, telling him or her that they can make much more money if they just allow a WISE consultant (often coming via a name like Sterling Management, which doesn’t appear to have a connection to Scientology) to come in and handle all of the boring administrative and personnel issues that a professional like a dentist or chiropractor hates dealing with. The target is then encouraged to take expensive courses and subject employees to them as well. Eventually, the scheme gets more brazen as employees will be told to begin taking courses down at the local Scientology church itself.


This has backfired on some employers. We’ve written about an Oregon dentist who paid a large fine for forcing Scientology on one of his employees, and a Miami chiropractor was sued by the federal government for the same thing (he settled).

But these schemes are ongoing, and we’ve talked to victims who told us they didn’t even realize they were getting into bed with Scientology when they were first approached by WISE operatives. Researcher R.M. Seibert continually reminds us that WISE has gone silent about its members. Before Anonymous arrived and made things more difficult for the church, WISE occasionally would put out a guide to all of its participants. But we haven’t seen one in years.

Then, this week, one of our tipsters — RMycroft — told us he’d stumbled on a small goldmine. Deep within a WISE website, he’d found the organization boasting about its top performers. It’s not a comprehensive guide like the group used to put out, but at least it gives us some names to watch out for as they try to rope in more unsuspecting businesses. Here’s what our tipster found:

WISE 2015-2016


Dear All WISE Members,

Welcome to the ninth week of standings for the new 2015-2016 WISE Game! Remember, there is only 5 weeks left in the first Quarter. This is a Sprint Game period, hence time to get a move on!

These standings are changing every week! Performia International just took over first place in the Consulting Companies League! With affluence booksales the last few weeks they came out of nowhere to dominate this game. Sterling Management is just behind by only two points; can they take over first place and be the Champions of this Sprint Game? If so, then they will be awarded on their home turf as the Convention is going to be in LA. Meaning that not only their leader (CEO Kevin Wilson) but also their whole team would be there to go on stage and receive their trophy. Quite the victor, can they pull it off? Meanwhile Veterinary Practice Solutions is right behind and gaining fast. They beat Comm Line last week and their fearless leader Joel Parker is leading their team to victory. Go team Canada!

In the Top Registrar League we had quite a week! Martin Runow held his position in first place but the famous Dennis Dezelic from MGE just surged ahead of the pack and is now threatening his cushy lead. Not far behind is Greg Winteregg, also from MGE and a Goliath in his own right with Feinberg & Dan Margolin from Effective Management close behind in third and fourth place.

UPCOMING RELEASE: Make sure to secure your copies of the new Admin Reference Volumes. Hubbard College Press is taking pre-orders of these awesome new secular reference books which cover all of the basic areas you need in the technology of administration. Set includes 12 different books covering the following subjects: Study Skills, Communication& Team Building, Efficiency in the Workplace, Establishing and Organizing, Statistical Management, Executive Skills, Goals Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Financial Management & Business Ethics & Justice. It also has a full glossary with over 2,000 terms defined and an Index so you can find any subject you want easily. For more info go here.

Here are the quarters so you know when they start and end.

First Quarter 28 May – 7 Aug 2015 SPRINT GAME PERIOD!
Second Quarter 20 Aug – 19 Nov 2015

Third Quarter 19 Nov – 18 Feb 2016
Fourth Quarter 18 Feb – 19 May 2016




1 Performia International 29 points
2 Sterling Management 27
3 Veterinary Practice Solutions 26
4 Comm Line 25
5 Silhouette Holland 24
5 Effective Management 21
5 Master Tech Computer Products 21
6 Int Executive Technology 21
7 Business Forward 19

7 Pacific Management 18
8 MGE Management Experts 16
8 Chiropractic Business Academy 15
8 Jacobs & Van Rooij Management 14
9 Ulan Nutritional Systems 13
9 David Singer Enterprises 12
10 Accelerated Training Solutions 12
11 Silkin Management 10
12 Art of Management 7
13 Management Success 7
13 Measurable Solutions 7
13 Survival Strategies 6
14 U-Man Management Belgium 3



1 HCA Budapest 38 points
2 HCA Tachira 31
3 HCA Venezuela 22
4 HCA Taiwan 21
5 HCA Tokyo 17
6 HCA Taichung 17
6 HCA Latvia 16
7 HCA Brno 15
7 HCA Bratislava 12
7 HCA Stuttgart 12
8 HCA South Africa 11
8 HCA Ecuador 9
8 HCA Tainan 9
9 HCA Kosice 6

9 HCA Prague 6
9 HCA Milano 4
9 HCA Costa Rica 3


1 Marten Runow- Performia International 29 points
2 Kevin Wilson – Sterling Management 27
3 Joel Parker – Veterinary Practice Solutions 26
4 Bela Nagy- Comm Line 25
4 Pat Clouden – Accelerated Training Solutions 21
4 Chris Melvin – Master Tech Computer Products 21
5 Rohn Walker – Int Executive Technology 21
6 Dan Margolin & Justin Feinberg- Effective Mgmt 21
6 Ilya Kusakin- Business Forward 19
7 Rick Manning – Pacific Management 18

7 Luis Colon – MGE 16
7 Jonna Palmer – Chiropractic Business Acad. 15
7 Peter & Anneke- Jacobs & Van Rooij Management 14
8 Peter Buckles – Ulan Nutritional Systems 13
8 Brent Detelich & Hugh Whitt – David Singer Enterprises 12
9 Kim Payne – FLB Charter Committee 12
10 Fred King – Silkin Management 10
11 Janice Wheeler – Art of Management 7
12 Bill Kilpatrick – Management Success 7
12 Sean Kirk & Jeff Lee – Measurable Solutions 7
12 Craig Ferreira – Survival Strategies 6
13 Roger Van Loocke- U-Man Management 3


1 Marten Runow $70,559 gross book sales

2 Dennis Dezelic $38,960
3 Greg Winteregg $36,937
4 Justin Feinberg $35,435
5 Dan Margolin $35,265
6 Joel Parker $35,238
7 Sabri Blumberg $30,635
8 Ben Ochart $21,390
9 Aaron Hambley $20,864
10 Mike Menkhaus $17,143
11 Barbara Wilson $16,970
12 Ginny Boehme $15,275
13 Melanie Hoover $10,790
14 Roger Van Locke $9,419
15 Janice Wheeler $7,289
16 Kim Payne $6,900
17 Jerry Langenfeld $5,528
18 Rohn Walker $4,020
19 Neil Winteregg $3,410
20 Kathy Korb $3,175
21 Andrew Harris $2,970
22 Mike Russell $2,420
23 Lauren Feldman $2,320
24 Allen Jackson $1,680
25 Robin Hod $1,540
26 Rick Manning $1,445
27 Kasza Tamas $1,000
28 Lothar Stueckl $992
29 Peter Buckles $990
30 Piroska Gyula $403
31 Klaus Uckelman $397
32 Marc de Turck $335
33 Szilvie Nemes $184
34 Slavka Gondova $131
35 Kazimir Zak $125


1 Marten Runow $141,118 gross book sales
2 Greg Winteregg $136,063
3 Pat Boyers $58,435
4 Kevin Wilson $48,653
5 Dan Margolin $35,265
6 Hilarie Rockl $35,238
7 Brennan Clouden $35,180

8 Erik Bayersdorfer $11,538
9 Roger Van Locke $9,419
10 Fred King $8,108
11 Kathy Korb $8,108
12 Janice Wheeler $7,794
13 Alex Melgarejo $7,596
14 Hugh Whitt $4,660
15 Rohn Walker $4,020
16 Austin Beilhart $3,727
17 Brenna Terpstra $3,727
18 Nagy Bela $3,277
19 Ilya Kusakin $1,930
20 Rick Manning $1,445
21 Craig Ferreira $91


1 Ashley Fuegel 12 points
1 Ariana Walker 9
2 Ruby Lee 9
2 Dylan Byrne 9
3 Sebron Walker 9
3 Fernando Olea 6
3 Andrea Wheeler 4
3 Bobbee Palmer 4
4 Bryan Manning 4
4 Milena Ferreira 4
4 William Prince 4
5 Janette Jonsson 3


1 Ahuda Gorman $10,104 gross book sales
2 Ciara McMahon $4,925
3 Lorna Shelton $4,155
4 Kathy Barnett $3,600
5 Annette Jonsson $2,680
6 Martin Kolb $2,347
7 Chase Wilson $1,440
8 Kasza Tamas $1,000
9 Lothar Stueckl $992
10 Cody Holton $885
11 Adam Fuegel $860
12 Regina Zwers $800
13 Susan Lewis $419
14 Piroska Gyula $403
15 Klaus Uckelman $397
16 Marc de Turck $335
17 Abby Winteregg $220
18 Szilvie Nemes $184
19 Jack Hennessy $153


Next milestone in the Laura DeCrescenzo saga tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 am (11:30 Eastern) a hearing is scheduled to begin at the Los Angeles Superior Court building downtown. Judge Rolf M. Treu will consider the Church of Scientology’s motion for summary judgment which cites its First Amendment religious rights in the forced-abortion lawsuit filed in 2009 by Laura DeCrescenzo.

After Laura’s lawsuit survived a previous motion for summary judgment in 2013, she was given a December 7, 2015 trial date. But that’s now on hold as the church gets another bite at the apple. If Scientology can convince Judge Treu that its First Amendment protections allow it to do whatever it wants to its employees, even force abortion on a child, then Laura’s case will be tossed out. If he denies the motion, then a new trial date will be scheduled in 2016.

We hope to have a correspondent on the scene, but if you can get down to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse with a laptop (we’ve live-blogged from the location in the past), we’d appreciate updates as things are happening. Drop us a line.


Bonus photos from our tipsters

What’s this, a Narconon discount, just in time for the holidays?


Narconon Louisiana goes “Ideal” as Ideal is redefined as “agree to be taken over by ABLE and run like a Sea Org org, and a new sign or something.”


Hey, girl. Your Christmas love elf has arrived, and he’s purified.


Denverites Chuck and Brenda just got back from Flag after completing all three L Rundowns. Just trying to calculate the total amount they spent makes us dizzy. Half a million?


Thanks, Legoland. Another group of kids roped in over in Nepal.


Freedom medal winner Rohit Sharma posts yet another photo from IAS 2015 at Saint Hill Manor in England with the Big Being, Tom Cruise and his Freedom Medal of Valor…




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.

Our book tour is concluded for now. (But you can re-experience it through this nifty interactive map!) We’ll let you know about future appearances. Previous events: 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), Phoenix (9/15), Cleveland (9/23), Minneapolis (9/24), Portland (9/27), Seattle (9/28), Vancouver BC (9/29), Sydney (10/23), Melbourne (10/25), Adelaide (10/28), Perth (10/30)


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 14, 2015 at 07:00

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