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Erika Christensen goes psychbuster as we launch Rod Keller’s Scientology Social Media Review!

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Wow, are we excited to launch this new venture with longtime Scientology watcher Rod Keller! Rod goes way back, having kept a meticulous eye on the church since 1992. He’s well known for his indispensable “ARS Week in Review,” which ran for nine years when ARS — the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology — was the most important daily source for Scientology news.

More recently, Rod has made a specialty of hunting down the odd and wonderful things Scientologists post to social media. If you’ve followed his work, you know he pays close attention to detail and avoids editorializing — Rod is a chronicler who piece by piece builds a highly detailed assessment of what Scientology is doing around the world. Now he’s bringing his expertise to the Underground Bunker, and we’re thrilled.

 
On February 20, the downtown Los Angeles nightclub Exchange LA was the site of a fundraiser for the Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), which is the Scientology group responsible for fighting all forms of psychiatry and mental health treatment. Erika Christensen (pictured above) attended. She is best known for her roles in the 2000 film Traffic and the TV show Parenthood.

 
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Vegas Vacation (1997) and The Princess and the Marine (2001) star Marisol Nichols (right) was also in attendance. (On the left is Andrea Doven, who was featured in stories here at the Bunker and at the Village Voice.)

 
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The house at 80 Westmoreland Road in Johannesburg, South Africa has been listed on the popular vacation rental web site Booking.com. For less than US$25 per night you can stay in a genuine staff residence. The house is being rented out by Scientologist David Lurie and marketed to public Scientologists who are doing courses at the nearby Johannesburg Ideal Org. The house was purchased by the now-declared Corbett family as a residence for staff members, many of whom remained in residence even after the Corbetts were declared “suppressive persons” (Scientology’s version of excommunication). The house is no longer owned by the Corbett family.

 
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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World hosted John Redman at its Clearwater headquarters this week. Redman is the Executive Director of Californians for Drug-Free Youth, also known as Coalition for Drug-Free Youth. The event was attended by members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

 
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Sterling Management is a company that works with practice-based clients such as dentists to introduce L. Ron Hubbard’s methods of business management. Their help wanted ad in the Razzline web site makes it clear they are only interested in hiring Scientologists.

 
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Sterling 350 West Arden Avenue
Glendale, California 91203

We change lives daily with LRH Admin Tech. Be part of one of the most successful and longest standing WISE groups in the world!

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Sales Assistants, Delivery Staff and Admin Assistants

SALES ASSISTANT
Do you have high ARC and enjoy talking to people and helping them improve their lives? Prepare interested prospects to discuss their needs with our Registrars. Excellent communication skills, high reach and a strong desire to help are a must. Our Sales Assistants are the support system for our Lead Registrars and pave the way to introducing professionals to the works of L. Ron Hubbard. Experience in sales is not required, but a great attitude is! Compensation will range between $12-$20 per hour depending on experience and includes a bonus based on production.

PART-TIME OR ON-CALL SUPERVISOR/DELIVERY SPECIALIST
Work with our clients one-on-one in the course room or in their office delivering LRH Tech on administration. Part-time/on-call positions only available at this time. Compensation ranges between $20-$25/hour.

ADMIN ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST
Responsible, solution-oriented individual with excellent communication skills. Must be computer literate, able to multi-task easily and complete cycles of action quickly. Recompense based on experience and production, ranging $10-$14/hour.

 
Despite the recent arrest of Ismail Karakas on drug charges, remaining co-Executive Director Dila Tezemir is keeping Narconon Turkey working. Here we see “students,” as the patients are known, in the sauna at the Ankara facility this week in an attempt to remove stored drugs, toxins and radiation from their bodies.

 
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Scientology is set to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness on March 20th with the printing and distribution of special editions of the booklet The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard.

 
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Scientologist Eric Sherman hosted a recent Screenwriter’s Brunch at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood. He has no credits on the Internet Movie Database as a writer, and he has not won the Peabody Award, as he claims in the flier. He was involved in an uncredited capacity in the documentary series “Futures with Jaime Escalante” on PBS. Escalenta is the subject of the 1988 film Stand and Deliver. “Futures” did win the Peabody for its series of inspirational interviews with Bill Cosby, Teri Garr, Dizzy Gilespie, D.L. Hughley, Joe Piscopo, Paula Poundstone, Paul Rodriguez, and Leonard Nimoy, among others. The series was produced by FASE, the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education. FASE is a subsidiary organization to Scientology, usually promoting the alleged science behind Narconon and the Purification Rundown.

 
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The Foundation for a Drug-Free World distributed literature in chilly Chelyabinsk, Russia and frosty Quebec City, Canada. They ask passers-by to sign a pledge to be drug-free.

 
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The Scientology booth at the Long Beach Comic Expo this week promoted L. Ron Hubbard’s 1982 novel Battlefield Earth. The slogan on the T-shirts comes from this passage in the book, when the Psychlo Terl is observing a man-animal at the zoo…

There was the man-thing crouched down at the far side of the cage, glaring at him. Glaring at him? Yes, it was true. It was the first time Terl had noticed it had emotions.

And what else had it been doing?

It had gotten to the packs — he remembered the thing clutching at them when he had returned to the cage yesterday — and it was now sitting on them. It had been doing something else. It had been looking down at a couple of books. Books? Now where the crap nebula had it gotten books? Didn’t seem possible that it could have gotten into the old Chinko quarters.

The alien “Chinko” race of Asiatic slave workers were not included in the 2000 movie.

[PS: The woman in the middle is Emily Jones. See below about the billboard.]

 
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The Flag World Tour reached Samara, Russia this week. Sea Org members visit orgs and missions around the world to promote going OT and visiting Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.

 
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Scientologists in Prague in the Czech Republic set up stress test tables in a supermarket next to the produce aisle.

 
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Scientologists have paid for this billboard to advertise Dianetics for the next year on the Trans-Canada Highway outside of Hinton, Alberta, Canada.

 
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Scientologists distributed The Way to Happiness to these marchers for the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 
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Scientology is establishing a mission in Lagos, Nigeria. Mission Holder Sadiq Abubakar and Executive Director Oluwaseyi Adeniyi are trying to find a location to establish the mission, and are distributing copies of Dianetics to Lagos residents.

 
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— Rod Keller

 
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Phil and Willie Jones are crowdfunding for a billboard on Hollywood Boulevard

 
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Phil Jones, known as “Sid” here at the Bunker, has been kicking up a fuss at Scientology’s Los Angeles facilities lately. He and his wife Willie are former church members who are determined to see their children, Mike and Emily, who are still in Scientology and have disconnected from them. Scientology attorneys recently sent a cease-and-desist order to Phil and Willie after they put up “Missing” posters of Mike around the Hollywood Celebrity Centre, and even brought a television film crew with them.

Now, they plan to go really big with their missing person sign. They’re trying to raise $8,200 at a GoFundMe page and website so they can put up a billboard on Hollywood Boulevard. And it will target disconnection in general, so it won’t only be about their two kids.

“I usually don’t like fund raising,” Phil tells us. “But we want to step things up a bit in trying to get the kids back.”

Wow. We wish them luck.

UPDATE: Mike Rinder messaged us to point out that the middle of the three women wearing “Crap Nebula” T-shirts is ASI employee Emily Jones.

 
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Laying carpet for Xenu

Mark Bunker sent us today’s lost gem from the archives of XENU TV: “When the Lisa McPherson Trust opened at the beginning of 2000, we had new carpeting put into the offices. The workers had also installed carpets for our neighbors, the Church of Scientology, and they shared a couple of stories.”

 

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 28, 2016 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. 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

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | 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 | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | 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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  • SP’s convinced Internet people it’s fashionable to donate for counter intention, out tech billboard purposes.

    • mon elle

      Well they already convinced internet people to have so much of the CS part of the phrase already ….

  • Baby

    Girl Scout Cookie thing at Oscars.. stupid.. ugh

    • Missionary Kid

      Your donation as Baby Bunker showed up. You’re good.

      • Baby

        Thanks Kid..

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    In honor of the Oscars, here are two people who will never be so honored. (F5)

    • mon elle

      An Oscar would just look so woggish next to their IAS statuary.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Indeed. And the IAS hardware is probably bigger any way. Isn’t bigger always better?

        • mon elle

          Especially if you need to blow it for Netflix I hear.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            spit coffee..

        • Todd Tomorrow

          According to Brodi’s(blodi’s) web series he’s packin’ (he mentions it over and over)

          • Frodis73

            Oh, gag me! Not a thought I wanted in my head…

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Does he think he was a past life Secretariat, or something? The Elfmans…forever synonomous with “classy.” I’m disappointed that Chris Hardwick is putting the Nerdist brand behind them.

      • ReallyMGM

        Geez, I want to tweet something about if they put heir acting awards on the same shelf as the IAS plastic crap.

        True short. My daughter church league asst basketball coach won andnolympic gold medal in the 70s. Not in basketball, long distance tracks defined. He kept his medal in a shoebox in the the back of his closet.

        • mon elle

          I’m sure they have a revolving display case.

          When their wog friends are over: whatever awards they’ve won from day jobs

          When their clam wog friends are over: whatever they’ve paid to look good

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    oh no, here comes the Memorium

    • mon elle

      πŸ––πŸΌπŸ––πŸΏπŸ––πŸ––πŸ»πŸ––πŸ½πŸ––πŸΎ

  • Illinoisian

    $7275
    gofundme total is moving up again.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      $25 Lori Hodgson 5 mins ago

      “I can’t wait till the day we get to hug our loved ones again!! This can help us do that sooner. ❀️”

      Yessss!

  • Baby managed to break and fix GoFundMe. More donations are in.
    Thank you Harmless Weirdo and Lori Hodgson.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Oscars over 11:30 EST – so 8:30 on the West Coast? Maybe all those who are disappointed Going Clear wasn’t up there tonight with a message can throw in a donation for the billboard message.

      • Yeah. We gonna teach RTC what wogs can accomplish on Sunday before Monday.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          I seem to be cheerleading today – I need to put in that last hour effort – this is all I got left

          https://youtu.be/EUcyHdx3_wY

          • Baby

            Hahahhahahaha.. How cute..

      • Susan B.

        $7275 is current total –$925 more need to reach goal.

      • Susan B.

        perhaps after-party Hollywood types will be checking twitter between hobnobbing sessions.

    • Harmless Weirdo

      It’s a worthy cause, and I’m glad I can play even a small part in making it happen. πŸ™‚

      • Susan B.

        You know that makes you a Helpful Weirdo.

        • Harmless Weirdo

          Haha–so maybe I’m not quite as harmless as I seem (at least if you’re the Co$).

          • Susan B.

            Harmful/Harmless/Unhelpful/Helpful are in the eye of the beholder?

          • mon elle

            One of the greatest planets around was long known by a single word entry in the Encyclopedia Galactica: Harmless.

            It was eventually updated to read: Mostly Harlmess.

            I think you should now be the Bunker’s Mostly Harmless Weirdo!

      • Thank you very much, you cute harmless weirdo.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        thank you!

      • April

        I misread your name as “Hamless Weirdo.” :/
        I really need to get my eyes checked.

  • Susan B.

    Shorpy mentioned earlier they were watching Tom Cruise on Family Guy. Couldn’t find a clip of it but I found this:

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

    • Todd Tomorrow

      “The force field is down go…”

  • mon elle

    Oscars went from WTF with Joe Biden to OMG with Lady Gaga.

    ETA: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmWBrN7QV6Y

    • Baby

      WOW..Extremely Powerful

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Very powerful.

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Oscars. Lady Gaga. “When it happens to you” Powerful. Just… powerful.

    • mon elle

      I know the primary focus of the song but kept thinking of Phil’s family …

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        There are many kinds of rape. Many kinds of abuse. It applies to much we here have experienced. And continue to experience.

        • mon elle

          Agreed.

    • Frodis73

      Yes, she nailed it.

      • mon elle

        Much better than her ode to Bowie …

        • Frodis73

          Agreed…esp after seeing the tribute the Brits did…it was a million times better.

  • Baby

    I have Art Work I would like to donate for the Billboard fund. 11×14 Giclee Beautiful Print.. If someone would like to buy one.. please donate to the fund and I will send one to you.. ( Without a frame of course)

    I guarantee that you will NOT be disappointed. Thanks Baby ( Details to be worked out later..I will give you my email address) (f5)

    • Baby

      That is a doll on my bed..hahaha not a person.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I thought you had a surf chained to the bed.

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          The new wave of slavery?

        • Baby

          Hahhaha.. It’s NOT on the bed now.. one dog attack too many.. plus it was really ugly

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            I thought it was one of Kirstie’s lemurs!

            • Baby

              hahahah.. OMG you guys.. My hubby said.. ” WTH is that thing..”

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Disqus and my tablet are messin with me. I was just trying to post – that is really sweet of you to offer your art!

            • Baby

              Thank you Hole.. Just thought it would be an incentive to boost the number..

        • mon elle

          Surf or smurf?

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Surf.

      • daisy

        or lemur

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          What I thought too – Now I’m wondering what’s Under the bed

          • Baby

            Well, it’s not John T. He’s in the closet.
            …………
            Hole.. I just read that the Billboard was your idea.. Good for you.. Kudos…BRAVO..and Artoo designed it.. You guys make a great team.

      • Frodis73

        Are you sure??

        • Baby

          OMG.. Of all pictures to post.. It was an old doll that was dressed up ready to gamble in Los Vegas.. hahhaha.. It was so Hokey..

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            Please tell me the dolls name is not Bobby.

            • Baby

              No it WAS Sally Silly..

  • I am tired of THDNE avy. You don’t have a mustache in real life.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Just spilled my tea all over pillow. Hah – well, let me go and check the mirror. I’m just starting to get wrinkles this year – let me see if a mustache is creeping up .. hahahahha

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Hey, Hole, you saw that Leah retweeted you, right? If I missed it in the thread here, my apologies.
        https://twitter.com/LeahRemini/status/704136058481455104

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Oh no i didn’t see – tks – cool – I saw a lot of tweets and retweets from Kate Bornstein’s camp – they are a force to reckon with all on their own. I’m glad Leah saw –

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            I’m glad she saw it, too. I really hope Leah keeps her voice in the mix.

            • Susan B.

              How soon will they be able to get the billboard up?

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Phil mentioned earlier a couple weeks.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              I think Sid said earlier that it would just be a few weeks. He’ll keep us all posted.

              ETA: Oops…What Hole said…

        • Supper Powers

          Really pleased she continues to be engaged with people working to make a difference.

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Me, too. I hope she keeps it up.

          • Susan B.

            I’m not the most experienced of twitterer –is that a word? Doesn’t it help if the heart –see above in Leah Remini tweet (the heart followed by 94) is clicked so the number rises?

            • Supper Powers

              I don’t know how that works. Sorry.

    • mon elle

      I think THDNE is tired of the fake navy saying THDNE when she/we know it does.

      You should also never mention the presence or lack of presence of a mustache.

    • ReallyMGM

      You woke me up with that one Dodo!

      • Susan B.

        Is that a Gold Base thing?

        • Frodis73

          Yes, it’s the pole they made people run around for hours and hours and hours…

          • Now that they have the Super Power, people pay for that privilege.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              The SP-SSP(Supressive person super power pole.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Dear God you must be kidding me.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      This was my old one –

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Just need $925 to call it a wrap on this baby. Speaking of baby, maybe she’ll auction off that Thing On the Bed. $925 – a bargain!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      What the hell IS that?! Fire sale – Only $825 now – Tonight Only special!
      “Freaks” – now I remember the name of that movie – it looks like something out of Freaks!

      • Baby

        Bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhahhahaha.. Hole quit it..

        PS.. I love FREAKS.. Love it.. what a cult classic.

        • Frodis73

          GREAT movie!!

    • Baby

      OMG.. Hahhahahaha… I bought this for my mom 30-40 years ago at a road side Gift shop..

      I don’t think she liked it..I thought it was so cute.. until I got sober and realized WTF was I thinking.. So it was literally on my bed for one day..

      My grandkids wouldn’t even play with it.. So it was Goodbye Tessie! SO FREAKIN UGLY..

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Tessie? You named the Thing? Tessie? so funny – I gotta get to sleep so do Not tell me what’s Under the Bed –

        • Baby

          Oh .. it is a set of #5 weights that I haven’t used since the Kennedy Administration.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I was about to ask if Nancy Cartwright had started making dolls. It looks like something she’d have sculpted πŸ™‚

        • Todd Tomorrow

          It looks more like a Trish Duggan.

        • Baby

          bawwwwwwwwwwwhahahahhaha.. You guys are cracking me up!

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Scared the crap outta me.

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    LEO! Yay!

  • Vaquera

    Spotlight!!

  • TheHoleDoesNotExist

    Spotlight Best Picture. Good, now next year’s movie of the year: “The Hole”. πŸ™‚

    • Frodis73

      They gave a great shout out to investigative reporters too.

    • ReallyMGM

      The one I did not go see, but will be. Sorry for the accidental downvoting. Serious problems with double vision..neurologist appointment tommorrow (sorry to put in one comment, getting worse as night goes on)

      • Frodis73

        Oh, so you have seen Room?? Did you like it? I really want to see it.

        • ReallyMGM

          Another one I missed. Arty type films are only shown at one theater for,limited time. So we have tomb quick to se something like,that or a documentary. I usually rent those on iTunes (I know, groans from the anti-Apple crowd)

  • Fly just got an Oscar for Cuban Cigars controversial documentary.

  • Susan B.

    Miscavige’s Beagles just donated!!!!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      bwahahahaha

    • They never fail.

      • Susan B.

        Think about it. A beagle would never, ever, ever, ever disconnect. They wouldn’t even disconnect from their current, ahem, daddy.

        • Frodis73

          I still can’t believe that man has dogs…I wonder if he’s actually nice to them? Does he let them sleep with him? I have so many questions…

          • Susan B.

            No doubt they love him unconditionally. That’s how pups are wired.

          • ReallyMGM

            They are probably very bonded to,the sea org person who cares for thrm

        • daisy

          Lovely thought .but my beagle tries to disconnect from me everyday.

    • 3-7-77

      It worked as a good moniker back for the Headley donations, figured I’d use it a second time!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        We shall salute the dogs!

        • Baby

          Uh Not so fast Hole.. One at a time!

          • TheHoleDoesNotExist

            oh, and btw, Phil and Willie were the ones who made all this happen – they are really something those two. I admire the hell out of them.

            • Baby

              You are correct.. This is the year for lots of happenings .. Yep.. 2016

            • Never get between a loving parent and their child.

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        yes, good on the dogs!

    • ReallyMGM

      I can usually pick what kind of dog people have (or should have),. Miscavige and beagles just doesn’t seem right.

      L

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        Stories from those that were around, both Hubbard and Miscavige pampered their dogs. With DM, maybe it was Shelly’s choice, or DM had beagle in the family early on – I would have to think they are treated well as long as he doesn’t have to actually take care of them, clean the poop, feed, bathe, etc. – now there is no way he would be able to control his temper during those fun times – so I just imagined others took care of them, and he just walked them around to sniff out the out ethics heh heh.

        Vix, Hubbard’s dog, was actually Mary Sue’s dog, and was pampered – remember she and the dog had the house and when she passed, the dog had the house! for several years. Yep, treated their dogs much better than their people.

        • ReallyMGM

          I glad Shelly had a dog to hang with since had such an ass for a husband. ,any people gravitate to the bread they had as a child (I did). Beagles are sweet sociable dogs, easy to keep as far as grooming. (except for,their loud mouths) darn, I have a video of my old,beagle demonstrating the loudness of a beagle howl. Can’t post. damn,

          • Frodis73

            I hope Shelly has a dog with her now too.

        • Robert Eckert

          Mary Sue’s dog who inherited the house was not Vix but a later acquisition.

      • daisy

        I have a beagle who I love beyond reason, but yes a beagle is the perfect dog for him. I doubt he rescues animals but if he did I wouldn’t let him look after the ants he keeps as pets to him.

  • Did Scientology pay for product placement? (I mean, a bomb in the volcano and all!) πŸ˜›
    ..

  • Jimmy3

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m totally telling everyone I bought a billboard today.

    • Nat-leficent

      Liar.

      • Jimmy3

        I did. I really did.

      • Susan B.

        He really did! Here’s proof!

        • Susan B.

          OK who wants to print up bumper stickers? Maybe make the font on top and bottom bigger? I’ve got a car bumper ready are rarin’ to get stuck.

          • It would really need to be just the URL, which is descriptive all by itself.

            • Jimmy3

              GOOD JOB UNCLE ARTOOOOOO. You are today’s hero.

            • Thank you, plucky, witty Bunker Nephew. Your verve, wit, and expensive European skin treatments from Sephora help keep me young.

  • TexasBroad

    $825 left to go. I was hoping to see it reach $8200 before bed, but I’m getting sleepy…pretty sure I will wake up to good news though. The billboard looks great…would be a great replacement for these (Refresh) –

  • I found it delightfully ironic that the press are interpreting the major Oscar snark as belonging to Jada Smith….

    pics

  • Susan B.

    update:

    • Jimmy3

      Home stretch!!!!!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Only $725 to go – Hello West Coast!

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    Well, if there had to be a minor scilon presence at the Oscars, at least it wasn’t the Elfmans. (F5)

  • Baby

    Night everyone. I am so proud of you.. Let’s spread the word. This Billboard is going to be amazing. Love you baby.. Can’t wait to see the numbers tomorrow.. WOO HOO… f5

    • skiesareblue

      Goodnight, Baby. Your artwork is awesome.

      • Baby

        night skies..thank you sweetie.. yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn.. I ate too much ice cream..

        • skiesareblue

          Cappuccino gelato……I hear ya. We’re bad.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          me three, chocolate, chocolate chip with a can of that spray cream in the other hand. “oh happy day…”

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      We might have enough for two billboards by tomorrow, Babes! Sleep tight…

    • If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot being chewed by a human face β€” forever.

  • Supper Powers

    Blown For Good is bringing it closer to the goal.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      $7,575!

    • Susan B.

      Wooohoooo!!!!

  • Frodis73

    **Warning!** Sci alert! I guess JT is going to be on Kimmel’s after Oscar show.

    • Jimmy3

      Original JT or creepy face JT?

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        I don’t think you can go back to Original JT. It’s not like Coke Classic.

        • Robert Eckert

          The recipe has been lost.

          • Someone left that cake out in the rain.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              And I don’t think that I can take it…

            • TexasBroad

              I don’t think that I can take it. It took so long to make it.
              GREAT job on the billboard design!

            • Thanks, ma’am.

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            That’s OK, the recipe is moot at this point. There’s nothing cooking inside that hollowed out husk of a man anymore, unfortunately.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Since I first saw the array of hair skull caps it was over for me.

    • ReallyMGM

      My momma says if I cant say something nice about someone not say any……awe, screw it….who cares about watching that tired old faked haired liar.

      ETA: That WAS the nice version.

  • Wow – I just managed to get into the billboard funding before the goal was reached πŸ˜‰

    Lovely work, and here’s hoping that public awareness will make a difference here – it already worked in other areas.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Taking Lyintology to the court of public opinion!

  • ReallyMGM

    One good thing about double vision is I now have two iPads.

    • skiesareblue

      Maybe you should get to an Emergency Room? This can be very serious.

      • Jimmy3

        Which one tho?

        • TexasBroad

          It might be that I’m tired, but it took a half hour to get this joke. Laughed when I finally did. I’m usually following… Time to go to bed! Goodnight funny Jimmy3.

          • Jimmy3

            Goodnight. Remind me to ask you tomorrow, “Funny how? Like I’m a clown? I amuse you???”

            • TexasBroad

              A clown? Goodness, no! You’re a funny shamrock guy. But yes, you amuse me!!

  • Susan B.

    $7775 –$100 donation by Anonymous

  • when your kitteh outgrows the catflap

  • TexasBroad

    $7,800!

  • George

    Here’s my once a year post. Thank you to all that have provided this community with great discussion, insight, and fascinating reading around this ugly organization. Special thanks to the ex-COS (and Tony) who have given up their peace and quiet to help others. I’ve read the Bunker every morning for 3 years and you are all my hero’s.

    Last Wednesday or Thursday I was watching S3E2 of Broad City. Great show. Anyway, they were harping at each other when they made a couple of COS references: “why don’t you sign a billion year contract” and then “oh get lost, you SP…” then “…Shitty Person.” (paraphrased) This is good news. When a pop culture show just throws out 1 liners like that, it means they expect them to land on knowing ears, (even if the context is a little shifted.) Tick Tock. And I got a piece of Billboard.

    • TexasBroad

      Hi George. Today was a great day to show up! There are a lot of people out there that read and don’t comment. I followed for years before introducing myself and I don’t comment much. There are a lot of people out there quietly in support…thank you for saying hello – and for your piece of the billboard!

  • Todd Tomorrow

    I can’t wait until one of those pseudo-celebs gets stuck in traffic in front of the sign.

    • Jimmy3

      Joy Villa is totally going to scrap this billboard for material.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        But it’ll take too many trips in her Smart Car and surely be arrested for stealing and indecent exposure.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Should we set up a Depends kiosk, I doubt that a touch assist will do?

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Trish Duggan has been doing kagels for years I’m sure she’ll be able to hold it. Luckily she’ll have enough assistants to cover the entheta from the eyes of children!

        • Anonymouse

          Or send the kids overseas in order not to see it!

        • daisy

          Are you kidding, she actually advertises she does Kiegals ? She and he her stupid husband makes my skin peel.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Who will be the first to get sec checked for looking up?

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Tommy D.,since he’ll be in the throws of a curse laden tourettes tantrum or a “psychotic break” as they love to call them. He’ll just have to look up while calling his bunny boilin’ mum.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          But aren’t Tommy and his fancy shoes in Texas (aka, the Land Miscavige Forgot)?

  • 7920 of 8200 = Only 280$ to get this up and running! Phil, please let us know what it will cost a month come June πŸ™‚

  • OOkpik

    Thanks to all. We’re oh so close to the original goal.

  • Missionary Kid

    $130 to go at :53 after the hour.

    • Missionary Kid

      $105

      • Missionary Kid

        $30

  • I’m making popcorn πŸ™‚

    • OOkpik

      I’ve got the balloons.
      ETA: Now at 8045

    • Susan B.

      I predict by 12 Noon PST/3 PM EST there will be 1 year’s worth of billboard funds collected.

    • Susan B.

      $8070!

  • Helen Van Patterson Patton

    BOOM! $8200 met!
    F5
    [img]http://i.imgur.com/EZ1oEEj.png[/img]

    • OOkpik

      CAKE!!

      • Helen Van Patterson Patton

        Perfect!

    • OOkpik

      Happy dance.

    • Dice

      Amazing!

  • $cnMonkeyNut$

    https://www.gofundme.com/reconnectingfamily So very nearly at the target… here’s a kitteh pic to provide incentive (there’s a cat that knows how to photobomb!)

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    Wonderful oh yaaaaaaaa

    • Missionary Kid

      Yup, the fist 3 months are funded! Donations reached the initial goal of $8,200!

  • scottmercer

    GOAL MET.

    • scottmercer

      It’s 1:20 a.m. PST.

      • Missionary Kid

        The donations slowed down as the people went to bed on the left coast.

    • OOkpik

      YAY!

      So happy for Phil and Willie.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      How nice that was to wake up to!

  • Missionary Kid

    OT. John Oliver on Last Week Tonight does a magnificent take down of Trump.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ&feature=youtu.be

    • Robert Eckert

      That was awesome!

      • Missionary Kid

        I hope this goes viral. There’s nothing in this video that can get him sued, especially since he cites his sources and facts.
        Pass it on.

    • RK

      I am so appreciative of this. The rage was so appropriate. Drumpf is counting on uneducated voters to give him the Republican nomination. If he wins, it will be a colossal mistake.

      • Missionary Kid

        The Republican leadership is now realizing that they’ve let a fox into the hen house. Mitch McConnel is supposedly giving advice to Republicans in states where they have slim majorities to distance themselves from Drumpf, and is suggesting ways to do it.

        Apparently, the delegates to the convention only have to vote for the person they represent on the first ballot, then they can vote for whomever they want. Since most delegates are long time Republican Party members who have no love for Drumpf, if he doesn’t get the nomination in the first ballot, anything can happen.

        • RK

          I don’t think Cruz or Rubio are good choices either. Cruz, who his wife believes has been chosen by God to be President, and Rubio, too inexperienced in life and in politics, would be a disaster. I’m supporting Hilary and, if not nominated, Sanders. Some of my friends are supporting Sanders or no one, because they have swallowed Republican rhetoric against Hilary and can no longer see where it is coming from. I’m really pissed off at the Republican obstructionism. So much could have been done by Obama, if not for that strategy. I think their refusal to cooperate with Obama to appoint a Supreme Court judge is offensive to the American public.

          • Missionary Kid

            The Republicans decided that anything that President Obama would propose that they would oppose, then, they blamed the lack of any legislation or work done in Congress on the Democrats, It seemed to me to be similar to a man who murders his parents, then pleads for mercy because he’s an orphan.

            I believe that the reason Obama won was that the Republicans expected that Hillary would be the Democratic nominee in 2008, so they had their guns aimed at her. When Obama became the nominee, they had their weapons pointed in the wrong direction.

            Please remind your friend that the black PR aimed at Hillary has been in operation for about 10 years now. It has had a corrosive effect. For one thing, President Obama has brought out a lot of racism. Hillary is bringing out in the open a lot of sexism. Just as in President Obama’s case, there is a denial that those prejudices exist, as if we’ve moved past them.

            On Earth, the members of aggrieved societies remember the hurts imposed on them. The Jews remember the Holocaust, the Chinese and other Asians remember the cruelty imposed on them by the Japanese.Those are not forgotten easily.

            Just because a black has been elected President, or, possibly next, a woman, doesn’t mean that our society has changed that much. It does mean that we are accepting of people than in the past, but it doesn’t mean that society has changed enough to accept ordinary blacks, women, and other minorities.

            Also, remind your friend that the Republicans made it a point to install people opposed to any progressive movement in the elections of 2010 and after. They were able to do that because the people who turned out en mass for the progressive movement with Obama, failed to also turn out for the midterm elections. It led to a stalling or reversal of many of the things that they thought they were voting for when they elected President Obama.

            Politics is not a one shot deal, but a continuum of efforts to achieve one’s goals.

  • daisy

    Hey where is my dog? Why is my blanket snoring ?

  • chukicita

    Even before coffee, I wanted to check the billboard fund page. Going over!!

    This donation made me laugh out loud:

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      This is awesome. πŸ™‚

      So happy to see that it got done, and on a Sunday yet. What a great group we have here.

  • Dice

    1531 comments – not bad! did any1 comment on todays topic? πŸ™‚ jk

    • Chee Chalker

      Well I did mention the fanny pack in Clubbing in LA photo……which gives me an idea!
      How about a gofundme account in order to buy a proper cocktail purse for that woman? If she’s Sea Org, it explains the fanny pack. Maybe she brought the fanny pack in order to sneak some TP out of the club….
      I’m hardly the fashion expert, but even I was horrified by that

      • Dice

        don’t have to be a fashion expert to see she needs a Free stress test – we could croudfund that!

  • daisy

    I cannot believe Trump is going to be the Republican party candidate. I am not usually that political but come on pull your head out of your asses. Joke should be over. I normally would be happy because he couldn’t beat Hilary but I now I am not sure. Morning rant over.

  • That tiny little excerpt from the 2 million page book that is the world’s worst everything is a perfect highlight of just how horrifyingly juvenile and just plain bad the writing is in that book. The movie wasn’t just the worst movie of all time, but this novel is also a piece of crap. What the fuck even is a crap nebula. That’s not even funny. Like it’s so unfunny that it makes me mad.

    • Missionary Kid

      The crap nebula is centered around LRH, and anything he produced.

  • Now that I am done with my Battlefield Earth rant. (After Earth wasn’t much better. It seems like having the word ‘earth’ in the title of your movie might be a bad idea.)

    I love the website and the billboard. I reached out to Phil, but Chuck Beatty, I know you are here, would you send Phil your 1-800 number? I recommended he add it to the billboard.

    To Phil & Willie, awesome! That’s all I can say.

  • Jenny Lee de Becker

    I don’t think the ANC is really gonna be that happy if they find out scio is trying to steal the Youth. Way to Happiness or human rights booklets just ain’t gonna cut the mustard they will want to see the money sometime. I think a letter to Colleen Maine is appropriate, so I will do that next. Do you think scio is really prepared for Africa? Oh my what I won’t give to see their protests outside scio, toy, toying! Hshahaha

  • RK

    Sterling is certainly paying low wages. $12-20 per hour for sales, but only part-time/on call. $20,800 per year for a receptionist. $40,000 tops for an instructor. These are poverty wages. Is this the business model that they are pushing?