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Scientology officials panicked about overdose death of star Narconon pupil: Boyfriend

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In November, we told you about the death of Tabatha Lynn Fauteux, a 26-year-old New Hampshire woman who was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment, apparently of a drug overdose. She had been staying at the apartment with a boyfriend for several weeks while the two of them underwent training in the Church of Scientology’s revamping of its drug rehab program, Narconon. Before they went to L.A. for the training, the two of them had been working together at Narconon’s clinic in Harlingen, Texas and had each been sober for about a year.

Tabatha died on November 6, and for our story later that month, we talked to her father, Guy Fauteux, 52, who was still struggling to get details about his daughter’s death. He was unhappy that he was getting little information from Scientology and Narconon, and he also hadn’t heard from Los Angeles or California authorities. But he had heard from Tabatha’s friends that while she was in L.A. she had used an herbal drug known as kratom, a legal substance which produces a high something like the heroin addiction she had sought treatment for. As we pointed out in our story, there have been increasing reports of overdose deaths with kratom because it can be laced with powerful, synthetic drugs.

Now, the Underground Bunker has spoken to Tabatha’s boyfriend, who was with her in Los Angeles. Guy Fauteux confirmed the young man’s identity for us, but we are holding back the boyfriend’s real name at his request and will refer to him as Nick.

“The kratom is how it all started. There were employees at Narconon who introduced it to us,” Nick says. “It wasn’t what we thought it would be, and so then we went out and got the real thing. It wasn’t kratom that killed her. We had been using heroin.”

Nick tells us that Scientology officials were well aware how bad it looked that two of Narconon’s star graduates, who had been brought to Los Angeles to help lead the rehab network’s overhaul, used heroin while staying on the church’s dime, with one of them ending up dead. But Nick says he’s angry about the way he and the Fauteux family and others are being treated in the wake of Tabatha’s death.

“I want that place exposed. I can’t believe what they get away with and how manipulative and deceitful they are while they prey on the weak,” he says. “They have done some really messed up things to people I care about lately. I was able to handle what they did to me when I dealt with Tabby’s death, but to see what they are doing to others I am willing to do whatever I can to expose that organization.”

Tabatha Fauteux arrived at the Harlingen Narconon for treatment in the fall of 2014. She and Nick had met previously, in Arizona, when she was going through some of the worst periods of her addiction. Both of them took staff jobs at the Harlingen clinic after they completed the program and were clean, and then they began dating. Neither of them were Scientologists.

For decades, the Narconon system of rehab clinics was a reliable moneymaker for Scientology. Started in 1966 by an Arizona prison inmate who had read a book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, Narconon was later taken over by Scientology and is run by its subsidiary the Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE). Documents show that Hubbard had intended for Narconon, as well as several other “social betterment” organizations, to be fronts for Scientology while playing down their connections to the church.

Today, Narconon is mired in controversy after numerous patient deaths in Oklahoma, Georgia, Michigan, and California, which have resulted in investigations and lawsuits. Plaintiffs around the country have focused on Narconon’s essentially deceptive business model: The clinics advertise individualized drug counseling in a safe, medically sound environment, and when they’re asked, they say they are “secular” and play down or deny their connection to Scientology. In fact, there is no drug counseling in the Narconon program. Instead, patients receive the same Scientology training that new church members receive. And the staffs are made up of recent graduates struggling to stay clean themselves, not medical personnel.

With lawsuits and bad press proliferating around the world, Scientology leader David Miscavige launched a major revamping of the program two years ago. He’s tightened Scientology’s control over the clinics, and is opening newer clinics that are either in countries where there is less oversight, or, in the case of a new lavish clinic in Ojai, California, with such a small number of beds — six — that it is too small to be subject to any regulation at all.

As part of this overhaul, ABLE has been training Narconon employees in Los Angeles. Last fall, Tabatha Fauteux and Nick were selected from the Harlingen clinic to go to LA for that training.

“We were told we’d be there for three weeks of training,” Nick says. They weren’t told much about what was going on, just that Narconon was changing. After being flown out, the two of them were dropped off at the Oakwood Apartments, at 3600 Barham Boulevard in the Toluca Lake section of Los Angeles. The complex, 3.5 miles from ABLE’s headquarters on Hollywood Boulevard, is known for being used as temporary corporate housing, including crews in town filming movies β€” the complex is often listed on places to spot movie stars.

But Nick says that glamour was tempered with the fact that they would be sharing the apartment with four other people, at least at first. But within a week, they had the place to themselves.

“It was a really nice apartment. They would come and pick us up in the morning and take us to ABLE,” Nick says. But after the expense of being flown out and put up in a pricey apartment, ABLE asked them just to sit and wait.

“It was tedious. It was twelve-hour days of a lot of sitting around. A lot of doing nothing. And a lot of secrecy,” Nick says. They weren’t told what the delay was about. Eventually, they began training on new Narconon procedures. But three weeks stretched into five, and it became frustrating that they were being given no time off.

“When we went out there we were told we were going to get Sundays off. We were also getting paid — minimum wage — for 40 hours of work per week. But they kept us there for 72-hour weeks,” he says. “We finally did get our Sundays off, over their objections.”

In photographs, the young Narconon trainees can be seen enjoying the sights of Hollywood in their few hours not at the ABLE headquarters. In this photo, Tabatha, on the left, mugs with a Justin Bieber wax figure at the Hollywood Wax Museum.

 
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Nick says that at one point, he and Tabatha were given a hard sell on Scientology during their trip. One of Narconon’s executives drove them to a clinic in Orange County, and on the long drive he pitched them both hard on the idea of joining the church.

“He told us about how it had changed his life. No thanks, we said, we’re not interested.”

It was another Narconon official, Nick says, who told them about kratom, and where they could get it. They were told that kratom was only an herb, a legal substance, but could give them a high like heroin to satisfy their cravings.

“They told us where to get it. We went and got it on our own.” But then it didn’t provide the effect they were hoping for. So they decided to find some heroin.

“We had both been a year sober, and we were proud of our sobriety. It’s tough for me, it really is,” Nick says. “We just figured it would be something kind of harmless that wasn’t going to transpire into what happened. Addiction is a very difficult thing to talk about with people who aren’t addicts. It’s hard to explain. I look every day at how I could give an explanation of what we did.”

They began using heroin regularly while the training at ABLE was still dragging on.

“We were using for like two weeks. As far as I know we were the only ones using heroin, but others were going out and drinking. It was Hollywood. This wasn’t a sobriety event,” he says.

On the morning of November 6, Nick woke up late. Usually, Tabatha would rise before him, begin to get ready, and wake him in time to be ready to be picked up for the day’s training. But this morning, she had let him sleep in, and that was unusual.

“I jumped out of bed and heard the shower running. I opened the bathroom door. She was face down just outside the shower. I picked her up, but she was limp. I pulled her out of the bathroom, called 911, and then gave her CPR until the paramedics showed up about 15 minutes later. Within five minutes they determined she was dead.”

We asked him how word got out about her death. “The first person I called was my dad. I asked the police, the paramedics, can someone call her mom? I couldn’t do it,” he says. He was told the family would be notified.

In the meantime, he called an official at the Harlingen clinic. “I called him to let him know what was going on, and I believe he called the family. About a half hour later her mom called me, hysterical.”

Nick decided to get on a plane to Phoenix to spend time with his family. He was given a ride to the airport by a Narconon official who, Nick says, tried to talk him out of going home, and suggested that he check in to the Narconon clinic in San Diego County at Warner Springs.

“I knew I wasn’t going back to Narconon,” Nick says.

When he arrived at the Burbank airport for his flight, a Scientology lawyer was waiting for him. It was Kendrick Moxon.

“He was asking me questions,” Nick says. And then, when our November 23 story came out, Nick says he was called by the Narconon official who pitched Scientology to him on the drive to Orange County. It’s a sign, he says, that Scientology is very nervous about Tabatha Fauteux’s death turning into a larger news story.

For now, however, it’s only been reported here at the Underground Bunker.

We will continue to follow this story.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Mark Bunker has today’s lost gem from the archives of XENU TV: “Because everyone loves Mary DeMoss here’s a clip with Mary, Jesse Prince, and Tory Christman, and Scientologists (and future Squirrel Buster) Richard Hirst and Hans Bschoor from Sept. 20, 2000. Bob Minton funded a movie called The Profit which was a thinly veiled attack on Scientology. Toward the end of shooting on the non-union film, Scientology alerted the IATSE union who stopped the production for a week. Suddenly Richard, Mary, and Hans popped up on the scene and spoke with the LMT’s PR person Karen Case.”

 

 
Youth for Human Rights holds an event in our nation’s capital. Thanks, Legoland.

 
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The biggest boom button theta explosion ever!

 
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Scientology actress and producer Mirit Hendrickson (right) and Billy Sheehan’s wife Elisabetta pose at the Super Power Building’s large atrium. But what really caught our eye is that there appear to be four staff members behind the counter at the very busy cafe. Derp.

 
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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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  • Observer

    For the last few days here it hasn’t been able to decide if it’s going to rain, snow, or freeze. After work I took my trusty camera and spent an hour outside with it, freezing but happy. The combination of snow and ice on everything has made it look almost like spring.

    F5

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I want to pour sno cone syrup over all of it:)

      • Observer

        Right comment this time: I can’t wait till it really is spring. That camera is going to get a workout!

        • Susan B.

          I miss the gradual spring. Here in CA all of a sudden ALL of the blossoming trees do their thing at once. I miss that scent of spring in the air when there’s snow on the ground and it’s overcast.

  • Cushty Juvil

    About six years ago when my daughter was dealing with addiction, I called different treatment centers in our area frantically trying to get her help, as she wanted it. I had no idea what Narcanon was; I thought it was a support group like AA and Al-Anon. The young man who answered did me a great favor. First he told me it would cost around $30,000 and I gasped. Then he told me something that I cannot believe now knowing what is truly Narcanon. He said it was a Scientology-based program and that she would get better help at another type of facility. And she did. And it worked out.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      That is quite a phone conversation. Someone on the way out, growing a conscience. You must count your luck stars every day you happened to call at that time, that hour, and got that person on the other end.

      • Observer

        nvm, replied to the wrong comment. DUH

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          You must have mega zoom? the mold spores on the branch and the fuzzy on the snow – amazing what is right in front of us sometimes that we usually never really see!

          • Observer

            Weirdly enough that was with my 50mm (mid-range) lens, no zoom or macro. I thought that bit of snow looked kind of like a caterpillar. πŸ™‚

        • flyonthewall

          1-2-3-4 click!-2-3-4 aaaand focus! come on camera, tighten that zoom!

    • Ella Raitch

      Bless the day that happened, Cushty

  • salin

    trawling the internets for funny scieno video – I stumbled across this – Scientology History of the Universe

    It’s funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F59LuK3bBaM

  • nottrue
    • Frodis73

      Argh!! I love these stories…they are always just getting so good and then I have to wait for the next installment. I can tell the judge is at the end of his rope with these people too.

    • Sid (Phil Jones)

      They used to do this at the Toronto Org. It was a stat for the PES (that’s the person who’s in charge of hiring new staff). Once the new hires went to pick up their pay at the end of week and saw an envelope with $4.12 in it they bailed. It was all about the hiring stat for that week (Thursday 2pm).

  • aegerprimo

    What Tabatha and “Nick” went through is NOT….

    the biggest boom button theta explosion ever

  • Sarah James

    NarCONon is another criminal arm of Scientology. Just the way Captain David ” let him die” Miscavige runs with it.

  • Chocolate Velvet

    My god, this makes me cry. In November, my family lost someone at far too young an age, because of heroin addiction. He was in rehab, he ran, he shot up, he died. It is a nightmare.

    Rehab in this country is a joke. Narconon is only one facet of a much larger problem in that regard. One of the worst examples of what we are willing to settle for as “treatment” for those who are addicted to drugs. The fact that the staff introduced them to the “legal” synthetic drug kratom is horrible. They were basically encouraged to feed their addiction and think of it as something they could control, and that is typical narconon/scientology “education”. Be at “cause”, not “effect”, which means that you don’t have to abstain, you just have to “know” you are in control of the drug and not the other way around. Insane, destructive bullshit, but it explains why no one seems to be required to actually be sober at narconon. It is not surprising that it led them to seek out the real thing when they did not get a satisfying buzz from the substitute. I very much appreciate “Nick”‘s willingness to tell the truth about what happened — synthetic drugs are dangerous, but heroin is a goddamn death trip and those who are trying to kick deserve real help and practical support to stay sober. Tabatha died of a heroin overdose, but it was pure negligence that killed her.

    I sincerely hope her family can bring those responsible to justice, and my sympathies to them in their loss and in the outrageous situation surrounding it.

    Peace.

    • OOkpik

      So sorry for your family’s loss, CV.
      (((hugs)))

  • Frodis73

    Just found this by accident. It’s a series called fact or fiction and it’s with Billy Sheehan. I set it to start at the last question where he is asked about scientology. Interesting, but it’s BS.

    https://youtu.be/K1PoUgZz17g?t=8m41s

    • madame duran

      “They were a lot of mistakes” but Sheehan doesn’t really get into what those mistakes were (other than to mention as an example that some paragraphs were re-arranged in the newer book editions). It’s interesting that he kept both the old and new versions–I don’t believe that was permitted by Scientology management (for obvious reasons). What’s this talk about a “list” of all the changes made and the Scientology cult being open about it? I think that’s a complete lie. Had such a list existed and was made freely available to all members, more Scientologists would become enraged and promptly leave. He makes it sound like the changes were minor cosmetic ones. If that’s the case, what’s the justification in demanding extra auditing time and expense for what amounts to a bunch of additional semicolons and paragraph switches? Besides, any change to Hubbard’s writings is SQUIRRELING (according to Scientology’s own policy). Sheehan is either willfully ignorant or disturbingly clueless to the implication that members were previously LIED TO when they were assured that the “old tech” was accurate and were made to PAY for these alleged “mistakes”. Instead of issuing a refund or even an apology for the errors, Scientologists are told to re-do courses/levels and fork over more money for them. If Billy Sheehan can’t see the FLEECING MONEY SCAM for what it is, then he’s an idiot.
      However, I do commend him for putting himself out there to talk directly with Anonymous protestors in 2008 (I’m sure he didn’t seek pre-approval from OSA before making that decision). He demonstrated a lot more courage in that moment than any of his fellow public or on-staff Scientologists. I also applaud his calm demeanor despite the heckling abuse he got. A refreshing approach that does wonders for respectful dialogue. But…where is he now? Why the prolonged silence? Why hasn’t the “church” publicly used him as their celebrity ambassador recently? Was he sent to “Ethics” as punishment for his unsanctioned verbal tech? He was accessible and approachable while talking to critics with his little sign but now–poof!–he’s gone! He really should resurface to do a “Part 2” of his casual sidewalk conversations. Ah, but I guess the cult finally shut him down and forced him to comply. How’s that taste of freedom going, Billy?

  • Jimmy3

    I talked to Satan. He said he’s an ass man, for sure. And Kendrick Moxon is an ass.

    • flyonthewall

      how was deadpool?

      • Jimmy3

        Didn’t see it yet

        • Hie thee hence, and see the Deadpool forthwith!

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        How was your son’s 13th?

        • flyonthewall

          he had a lot of fun, thnx. Got grandparents money, which is prob the sweetest money of them all. Just had a sleepover w/his friends last night. Happy camper πŸ™‚

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Are we ruing yet?

    Ruminating, rumour mongering, rutabaga
    Ruebens and root canals
    practically living in bloody Romania

    Because there can never be enough Tom Waits and Daniel Ivan Hicks RIP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNfO99QQeqU

    • Jimmy3

      I talked to a roo. He said you will rathbun the day.

    • aegerprimo

      Then there is anatomy….

      Rheumatoid radius.
      No thumbs up.

      Hernio-rrhaphy.
      repair the bleeding.

    • Mockingbird

      I like a Kangaroo. They are cute.

      • Ella Raitch

        Don’t get to close….. Those hind legs can rip your guts out.

    • EmmaDaoust

      Yes, may Dan rest in peace. He is missed.

  • nottrue

    Fun in Brussels…

    • Observer

      They just can’t not lie

      • salin

        Ron planted it in the organization’s dna.

      • Mockingbird

        Is your TR L in ?

  • salin

    It’s Aurora time – check out how the sky was dancing this afternoon in Manitoba Canada.

    I share my enjoyment of skywatching (esp for Aurora events around the globe), as a reminder to folks to share their appreciation of the day’s Post (what a tragic and big story) and the ensuing discussion here in the comments. Click the ‘Recommend’ just above the dialogue box to the upper left. It makes the heart beat.

    We sit at 133 recommends. Can we get it to 150?

    Now for the Manitoba festival in the sky: http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=123246&PHPSESSID=n2856epvhm8i9ttjpl36hahqh3

    • jazzlover

      A little related musical accompaniment might do the trick:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI

      • salin

        Great complement – the auditory with the visual.

        Plus this is fun to hear – it has been eons since I have heard this. Thanks, Jazzman.

        • jazzlover

          You’re welcome. It just popped into my head and is definitely a reminder of a psychedelic past in music. But then, what’s more psychedelic than gazing at the stars, and coming to terms with the mystery that’s out there? πŸ™‚ Also, a reminder for me of stargazing at the Hayden Planetarium during one of the laser light shows I attended there.

  • L. Wrong Hubturd

    I almost hope Kendrick Moxon, waste of life Homo Novis that he is, never takes the Scientology blinders off. It would be too much to take for anyone. Even he does not deserve that.

    • Jimmy3

      Satan is going to love and caress him. Very gently.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Oh, how I wish I thought that was true.

        • Jimmy3

          It’s easy… Just hold my hand, and I will take you to Imagination Land.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            No way, my momma always told me to treat strange men with caution. Wait…..do you have candy? I’d go with you for some candy.

  • sashiebgood

    I thank my lucky stars every day that when I was in Tabitha’s place, I had a legitimate rehab to go to and an amazing support system to fall back on. Addiction is hard enough to overcome without a cult throwing their bullshit into the mix. it breaks my heart to think of the people who are trying to get clean, and their families who just want their child back, that are already so vulnerable, sick and scared, being taken advantage of and killed by this soulless organization. I truly hope that “Nick” can get clean and begin to heal after the death of Tabitha – a tall order. I hope he gets the help he needs. Of all the disgusting things this cult is guilty of, Narconon is one of the worst, because it forces scientology doctrine onto people at their lowest and it has absolutely no business calling itself a rehab facility. I would think that most Scientologists would be horrified to know the truth about this piece of shit meat grinder, if it’s not killing people, it’s keeping them addicted.

    For people who are interested, the PBS series Frontline just did an amazing episode on Heroin addiction and harm reduction policies in Seattle called Chasing Heroin. it should be required viewing for any family who’s been touched by addiction.

    • salin

      Powerful post, thank you sashiebgood.

    • Juicer77

      xoxo

  • Zeruel (Sebastian)

    Off-topic update: “The Miracle Cure?,” the investigation into the Genesis II Church by the fifth estate in Canada, has just been uploaded to YouTube. Please watch and give feedback.

    Though I am not credited, I did contribute much to the show and am happy to say that April Griffin is friend of mine from the anti-MMS campaign. If you have some money to spare, please show your support for her by placing orders for her artwork!

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

    • salin

      Awesome that you contributed to this story! Hope that it is widely viewed.

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        Thank you.

        • flyonthewall

          very awesome

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Truly horrifying how this vulture is preying on vulnerable parents of autistic children and others with medical conditions, taking their money and making them sicker. But why oh why do so many seem to insist MMS cured them or made them better–placebo effect?

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        And something else that may horrify you: Humble’s co-vultures have been to Vancouver.

        • PerpetualOutflow

          I noticed that!

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Engrossing – the scene where the little boy was clearly making faces of revulsion after being goaded by his mother to drink it up – and then her squealing about “see, he loves it” – seems like authorities should be able to sequester these parents – they need medical attention most of all.

      What I get from this is another example of the hook for seekers, desperate or otherwise. “It’s working!” Just like in scientology and so many other scams. In some cases, yes, placebo effect syndrome, in other cases, there very well may be changes, only they have no knowledge or even concept of the physical effects they are seeing – that they changes are Not healthy no matter how they may appear at first.

      Rather disturbing at the end to hear Any agencies pass the buck, not my job or that any of these dealers (yes, I think of them as drug dealers) still operating, even out in the open.

      • My other online life centers around quackery and this guy is among those at the top of the list of most harmful quacks in the world. Autism is a developmental delay. It’s not a static condition, especially in children, so improvement happens regardless of diet or supplementation. Often parents confuse correlation with causation and credit whatever it is that they might be trying as a “cure.” There are many effective behavioral programs that are really making differences in lives touched by autism, but MMS ain’t a part of it.

        • daisy

          Your group must have discussed that supposed machine that allowed people unable to communicate, to do so with hand directed treatment workers. People lost custody of their children based on this particular device. I still amazed that people fell for it when it was so easy to disprove . Desperate people and those who prey on them. Just sad.

        • For those who would like to know more about the reality of autism there is a recent (and very accessible) book by Steve Silberman entitled, “Neurotribes: Autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently”

    • daisy

      Very interesting and profoundly sad. There is a special room in hell for those who abuse the vulnerable. I am glad you are alive and well. It takes courage to pay it forward. I credited you in my heart (too corny ?)

      • Zeruel (Sebastian)

        Nah, it’s just fine.

    • Bernie

      Even taking a baby aspirin can run into bleeding problems. Most people are okay but some are not and it can be very harmful.

      Taking small amounts of bleach and expecting certain outcomes without personal inspection of side effects may be disastrous for some. The film was interesting in that it seems like there is a big following nonetheless.

      The inventor’s (now he’s an archbishop) blue jewel on his cowboy hat is especially weird though. Like there has to be a visual display of power, not unlike Miscavige’s uniform, ribbons and over-the-top gaudy stage sets for his speeches.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    V.v. OT. Black Desert is a newly-released online game that we’re playing. I died a LOT tonight which is something I specialise in. One time I was lying dead on a dirt track waiting for a kind person to notice and rez me when what should appear over the hill but a player on a donkey who belongs to a guild called Xenu’s Tavern. And Xenu’s bloody donkey only trotted right over my corpse! I glared at his fast-retreating back in quite a pointed manner, I can tell you.

    For non-gamers: there’s a group of players in our new game who have collectively called themselves Xenu’s Tavern.

    • Observer

      That is hilarious! Too bad you’re not on Twitch.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        We love Twitch!

    • Juicer77

      XD
      Did you follow up with a sharply, but correctly, worded letter?

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I shall be writing a strongly-worded missive to my Euro MP πŸ˜›

  • daisy

    For the Canadian audience Sebastion*s THE FIFTH ESTATE episode is on a 9p.m.

    • Zeruel (Sebastian)

      They put it up on YouTube. You can also watch it below.

    • Jimmy3

      I still haven’t seen the first four estates. Can I still enjoy it?

      • daisy

        1st smile today, thank you. Who is the best James Bond?

        • Jimmy3

          Brosnan

          • daisy

            I am going to quit trying, you are the champ. I concur with 007.

            • Jimmy3

              You have a master key to a Hostess factory. What do you do?

            • daisy

              EAT !!!

            • Jimmy3

              Sorry. The correct answer is “Twinkie porn”

            • daisy

              (:

          • Nat-leficent

            *cough cough wussiest bond cough*

          • Nat-leficent
          • Jimmy3

            FTR: I think Connery starred in the best Bond movies overall, with Craig a close second. But Brosnan was the closest to personifying James Bond, despite being in some of the shittiest movies of the entire franchise. Three of the four movies were bad, but he was the best Bond.

            And Goldeneye is my favorite Bond movie on its own, and it’s arguably the best Bond with the most cultural impact. The second being Goldfinger.

            People seem to like gold. Gold is good. Brosnan is gold.

        • My descending order: Connery. Craig. Lazenby. Dalton. Brosnan. Moore. Niven.

          • Nat-leficent

            That is the correct order.

        • $cnMonkeyNut$

          Bob Holness! (Was Bond in a Radio Adaption of Moonraker in 1956).

  • V.v.v. O/T – Just trimmed my wife’s hair while she was naky. No pics, because I wanna live.

    • Jimmy3

      I will protect you.

      • Nice try, bro. I told her she was my first customer au naturel. I can’t save both of us.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Next time, ask her to put the lotion in the basket.

      • Dave In Ajax

        my favourite movie πŸ™‚

  • aegerprimo

    When I’m not at work as a scrub nurse…. I like to draw.
    Here is a quick sketch of Tony O…

    • I am working on Tony’s bronze bust, that way we both will be banned forever. Eta: nice sketch.

      • aegerprimo

        Ha ha aha ha HAH ahaa hah!
        Yes.

      • aegerprimo

        β™₯ U

    • Todd Tomorrow

      At least you don’t try to multitask.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Harry Ortega! Looks just like him. You’re a natural at this.

      • I like the eyes.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          They Do stare back at you, don’t they?

          • Eyes tend to do that kind of thing. They are also kind.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              When I squint, it looks Tony, but with one of those full happy beards.

            • aegerprimo

              It is a sketch.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              You have the whole head/face/neck structure down, girl. You a nurse or something? And Dodo is right – the eyes – you got that down too.
              btw, somebody’s mailbag is full.

            • aegerprimo

              fixed.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Is drawing relaxing after the tension of your work?

            • aegerprimo

              Yes.

              (there is so much more, many answers to that question).
              http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33072-A-Wingnut-Does-the-EPF

          • (Whispers) The eyes! They’re following me everywhere I go . . .

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              Stop that! I creep out so easily.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Boo!

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I have too man damn brothers here – still drivin’ me crazy (er).
              P.S. – Mr Hole looking forward to it. Dueling solder guns. I have homemade soup.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I get an odd kick out of scaring people. Always have.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I scared one brother back once – got him good. He has Not let me forget it ever – we’re talkin’ decades here. I’m just an old, frail lady – so give me a warning, okay?

            • Jimmy3

              Your face must help LOL BURN

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              It helps…no doubt about it.

            • Jimmy3

              I tease cause i love. You are very handsome.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Still got that candy hot stuff? πŸ˜‰

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I remember back when people were afraid of you. At least a couple..

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Who? Sweet, little pink me? Nah! You must be thinkin’ of some other buttplug.

            • daisy

              You are a sweetie, just do not want to show it off.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              “Will work for food.”

        • salin

          Clear vision – ala seeing through the facades.

        • aegerprimo

          That is what I try for as a (totally untrained artist) I think the eyes are most important.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Sort of resembles the “wise beard man” himself. Mary De Moss’s crush. Can anybody guess?

      • aegerprimo

        Lox plox

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Close.

    • aegerprimo

      O jeez Tony, sorry, I thought my sketch was not too shabby.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        It’s great Aegerprimo!

        • aegerprimo

          Thanx Todd! That means A LOT coming from you!

      • TheHoleDoesNotExist

        yikes – nothing to sorry for!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5AFmeJZR90 My Nigerian stealin’ guy.”

      • daisy

        Oh she is lovely, is she single?

        • Todd Tomorrow

          No, last i heard. But don’t try to call her In Boulder, Co., as she hides behind a google voice number. She’s on husband number 3 or 4?

      • PerpetualOutflow

        Not that I usually wish something that painful on anyone, but I sure hope she cringes in shame today when she thinks back on those days and what she was willing to do for a very depraved organization.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Most say that she has blown and works in Boulder(The voice on the machine is hers). But those who knew her cannot believe she’d leave the dwindling clampire completely. Might be a public now. Bat shit crazy that’s for sure.

          • PerpetualOutflow

            She is nails on a chalkboard in orders of magnitude.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              That’s truly a polite way to put it.

          • Free Minds, Free Hearts

            That is too bad, I had hoped she had blown for good.

      • Skabetti

        I see her getting ready to say something and I cannot. Push. The. Play. Button.

    • daisy

      Very nice, multi-talented gal.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Is this the first time you’ve ever shared with the Bunker? Got any more?

      • aegerprimo

        errrr… this is the first drawing I have shared.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Would love to see more. I hope I didn’t offend about the hairy part – because everything else is very good and expressive.

          • aegerprimo

            β™₯ u
            I sketch when I draw.

            • TheHoleDoesNotExist

              I doodle when i Try to draw/sketch/paint anything. My best works:

            • aegerprimo

              yes.

            • Dice

              The Lawn Mover Man?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Sad Mr. Rake Hands is sad.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Don’t be shy. We’re family here, you know that.

    • aegerprimo

      BTW – Tony Ortega, this drawing/image is NOT copyrighted. I will send you the original https://www.hushmail.com/preview/hushmail/

    • Dice

      i can recognize the real picture from your drawing – so it’s not bad!

    • Juicer77

      πŸ™‚ You have amazing talents, AP!

  • Open Letter to Billy Sheehan: Dude…

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      I have two words: Willful. Irresponsible.

      • aegerprimo

        I have two words…
        Bad chord.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          Bwahahaha. Winner

  • Just took a selfie. Kidding.

    • Sergeant Pepper

      I’m writing you in for POTUS.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Your attire looks to be of the male skirt variety. Do not let Kim steal you from your wife.

      • She’ll have to fight me, first.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Bunker oil wraslin? Sweet!

    • Newiga

      You are ripped, Dodo! πŸ˜€

    • Juicer77

      A-WOOOOOO-gah! πŸ˜‰

    • Ella Raitch

      Is this Joy Villa’s next red carpet outfit

  • Supper Powers

    These little articles that incorrectly refer to Narcotics Anonymous as Narconon bug me. http://www.gulfcoastnewstoday.com/area_news/article_5bcb6796-e257-11e5-b96b-dfb401e10f02.html

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Me too. Especially when one knows the struggle goes on behind those doors in a non-profit way. People trying to help each other make their lives better. All types who throw a buck or what change they can gather. On my walk home from work at 9p I’d see the heroin dealers gather outside. The cops would come chase them away.

    • Jimmy3

      That is annoying. But I was already annoyed before I could read the article, because the headline is the dumbest, most obvious headline ever.

      “Struggle to stay sober ongoing for recovering addicts”

      …in other news, “Massive ball of gaseous fire in the sky is hot”

      • Supper Powers

        Headline snob.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Uh-oh! I wonder if John Mappin, the Trump-loving, psyche-hating clam has seen this πŸ™‚

    Psychologists and massage therapists are reporting β€˜Trump anxiety’ among clients

    “To the catalogue of anxieties her patients explore during therapy β€” marriage, children, and careers β€” psychologist Alison Howard is now listening to a new source of stress: the political rise of Donald Trump.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/how-do-we-know-america-is-anxious-about-a-president-trump-shrinks-and-massage-therapists/2016/03/03/e5b55a22-e0bb-11e5-846c-10191d1fc4ec_story.html?tid=pm_local_pop_b

  • Hamtaro

    Because Donald Trump revealed last night that America could easily become a fascist state:

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

  • Juicer77

    Another photo to share (f5)
    I’m a sucker for architectural details and couldn’t resist this doggy with a bell on his collar. Each one is different and there were dozens upon dozens.

    • Ella Raitch

      Where’s this Juicer?

      • Juicer77

        Worcester cathedral

        • Ella Raitch

          Beautiful

        • Cedilla

          Misericords.
          The wonderful (non-scientology) things I learn from Ortega’s blog.
          Thanks, Juicer77, stanrogers, and ALL.

          • Juicer77

            Correct! 14th century misericords – the originals. Here is the underside of another – a lion doing battle with a couple of dragons. (f5)

    • stanrogers

      Did you try lifting the seats? The misericords are supposed to be marvellous (and some of them go back to the 14th century).

      • Juicer77

        See photo below πŸ™‚

    • Cedilla

      Beautiful.

  • Xique

    Do it Pete, go ahead ! Press the biggest boom button theta explosion ever!

  • Ella Raitch

    I’m getting the best cuddles from my youngest boy. Everyone else has left for the weekend and it’s just us and the fur babies. As he is becoming a teenager I am savouring every minute.

    • Juicer77

      (f5)

  • Adrien Marcel Drea

    superpower building is so totalitarian nazist or stalinist style cold and scary creepy cult

    • Graham

      Deliberately designed to make humans feel small an inconsequential. Reminds me of the Mussolini era Central Station in Milan.

    • Juicer77

      It’s the living embodiment of the clinical way Hubbard described “love” as he understood it. *shudder*

  • I’m Dee Dee

    What’s that what looks like a puff of smoke in the background of the super power picture. It is a monument to the hubbard truth “not smoking enough can cause cancer” ?

    • OOkpik

      Smoking enough can cure Scientology.

  • Enturbulated Masterbator

    Poor Mary.

  • A New Day

    Am I correct that there are more statues that actual people in that PB atrium picture?