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Scientology ‘disconnection’ billboard to be a block from David Miscavige’s office & residence

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Yesterday we took this photo of the current billboard standing on Hollywood Boulevard just east of La Brea Avenue, which features a message from the Air Force Reserve. But not for long. On March 22, Phil and Willie Jones want you to be there as they officially unveil their Scientology ‘disconnection’ billboard at this location, which happens to be only a block west of where Scientology leader David Miscavige lives and works in Los Angeles.

Phil and Willie are former Church of Scientology members whose grown children, Mike and Emily, are Scientology Sea Org employees in the Los Angeles area who have disconnected from them. While trying to make contact with their kids, the couple is hoping to raise awareness of Scientology’s policy that splits apart families.

After raising money with the help from the readers of this website, Phil signed a contract for a billboard with the Los Angeles office of Outfront Media, but on Friday it was rescinded by Outfront’s New York office without explanation. We told you yesterday that it took Phil only half a day to find a competitor who was willing to take Phil’s money, even after he explained that he’d been turned down by Outfront. But Phil asked us to hold back specific information about the new deal.

Now, just a day later, Phil has changed his mind about that, and gave us permission to spill the beans. It just happened to correspond with our own trip to Los Angeles, and so we took a stroll by Scientology’s Author Services, Inc. at Hollywood and Sycamore, and then walked a block west where this billboard stands.

Author Services, Inc. (ASI) operates as L. Ron Hubbard’s literary agency, putting out Hubbard’s pulp fiction under the Galaxy Press imprint, and promoting Hubbard’s books wherever they can. Scientology leader David Miscavige has an office at ASI, as well as an apartment in a building that’s attached to ASI with a private passageway.

Phil told us he couldn’t believe his luck. Not only was the billboard going to be bigger than what he’d signed up for with Outfront, but he felt so good about how he was treated by its competitor, Regency, he wanted us to tell you all about it. Here’s what he sent us:

Monday I got on the phone and started calling through the list of billboard companies. On the second page of my list was Regency. I called and spoke to a very nice lady who was one of their sales reps. I explained what we were doing and about the Scientology connection. She didn’t have a problem with it and asked if I could send a copy of what the artwork would look like so that she could run it by the owner. I emailed her a copy of it and several hours later heard back that it was fine and we were good to go.

There was very little inventory available, and some as much as $9,000 per 4 week period. We settled on the one at La Brea and Hollywood Blvd because the price was reasonable and it was spitting distance from ASI. (Which is where our daughter Emily works, and David Miscavige has an office. He also has a residence just behind it.)

 
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[The ASI building. The billboard is just a block down to the left.]

 

I set an appointment to see the sales rep yesterday at 11am with payment and to sign the contract. I fired off a note to Artoo (he’s so my hero on this) to see if he could get the artwork done right away. It needed to be adjusted for the different sized billboard. Willie and I then quickly packed our bags, jumped in the car and drove to L.A.

In the morning Willie and I drove down to where the billboard was going to be just to get eyes on it, then drove over to the media company for our 11am appointment.

 
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[How the new billboard will look.]

 

Arriving at their address I went into the office and introduced myself. The first person I saw was our sales rep. I asked a few questions about scheduling and we went over the Scientology thing again to make sure all was OK. It was. She actually said “this is a very good cause.” I also warned them that Scientology might try to contact them to shut us down. Their immediate reaction was that there was no way they would allow that. They were very adamant about it.

While there in the office I spoke to several others on the staff. They were all so supportive and kind. One had seen Going Clear. Another knew an ex-Sea Org person of 24 years. I think at one point most of the office was involved in the conversation. All extremely nice and so supportive of what we were doing.

I also explained our personal situation in this with our own kids. And when I gave them the check I told them there were about 250 people who chipped in to make this happen.

We got the contract signed, payment was made, and I got an invoice as well as copy of the contract.

Once back in the car I contacted Artoo about the artwork. He basically took it from there and provided what the company needed in the format and size, as well as doing the proof. All got done and approved.

We are on track to have the installation done on March 21st, with our official launch date on the 22nd. We’re looking at 11am to kick it off. We’ll have TV crews there, and would love it if we could get a large crowd of supporters. Hopefully some local news people will arrive to cover it as well.

Thanks, Phil. We sure wish we could be there, but we’ll be back in our bunker. We hope a big crowd can attend on March 22 as Phil and Willie reveal their message of hope for those families ripped apart by the toxic policy of ‘disconnection.’

Phil made a short video that shows how close the billboard is to David Miscavige’s offices at ASI. Wow. What a coup…

 

 
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Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie at Tribeca

Louis Theroux’s hilarious documentary My Scientology Movie will be getting its US premiere next month at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and Theroux himself sounded pretty excited about it yesterday as the news broke…

When we saw that, we immediately messaged him, asking if he would be attending the premiere himself.

“With bells on. (And BTs),” he responded.

We also asked John Dower, the film’s director, how he felt about his movie debuting in this country at Robert De Niro’s famous film festival.

“It’s bloody great!” he responded.

When we get more information about the date that the film is showing, we’ll let you know.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Here’s today’s XENU TV archival gem from Mark Bunker: “Filmed in 2000, a Scientology security guard we had encountered many times by the name of Spencer decided it would be fun to ruin take after take after take as I recorded on the streets of Clearwater.”

 

 
Silver Meritorious whale Kaye Champagne raises a toast to Puerto Rico…

 
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Some key questions that get answered by L. Ron Hubbard…

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on March 9, 2016 at 07:00

E-mail tips and story ideas to tonyo94 AT gmail DOT com or follow us on Twitter. We post behind-the-scenes updates at our Facebook author page. After every new story we send out an alert to our e-mail list and our FB page.

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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  • flyonthewall

    Ok I’m back. I got my Rubella inoculation and they even threw in a mystery one for free. I’m protected against something but idk what! How fun

    • Graham

      You may have been inoculated against Obsessed Total Knowingness?

      • flyonthewall

        i don’t think they have vaccines for mental disorders but that would be cool

    • Sherbet

      Wasn’t that nice of them to throw in a freebie, whatever it is.

    • Science Doc

      I had the pneumonia inoculation Monday morning and my shoulder still hurts. The advantage is this time I go into the hospital I won’t get pneumonia and have to stay up all night blowing into a spirometer so they won’t move me to critical care.

      • flyonthewall

        high five for vaccines! I just hope we don’t get the autism but it’s worth the risk imho

        • Science Doc

          I’m a Science Doc. Most of us are already on the spectrum.

          • Draco

            Ha! I think quite a few of us here are on the spectrum! It certainly runs strongly in my family. Most unusual bunch of people we are 🙂

          • We’re all Bozos on this bus . . .

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Vaccine and a Vistaril chaser – nice!

    • dagobarbz

      The Army gave me lots of mystery inoculations. I’m probably almost bulletproof!

    • Cedilla

      “I’m protected against something but idk what!”

      Rubella

      Drop the “a” and you are protected against Studio 54’s mid ’70’s hedonism.
      If indeed it does ever come back.

    • Draco

      Why did you need Rubella Inoc now? I know I’m quizzy and only answer if you want to 🙂

    • I got my Kenalog (steroid) injection yesterday. I’m fortified against spring allergies! 🙂

    • That reminds me, it’s time for my distemper shot.

  • Sejanus

    That Spencer wanker in the video deserved a good slap.
    Love how they are so “good” at confronting and shattering…until you call them on it, they shut up, crap their pants and flee!

    Nice home for the billboard and the company itself sounds pretty awesome…not like the gutless Outfront clowns.

    • flyonthewall

      Spencer is still in the cult! I saw him in one of Darth’s vids that was very recent, taken maybe a yr ago or less.

      • Sejanus

        Pitiable.
        A wasted life.

        • flyonthewall

          he must be one of those “dead enders” that Donald Rumsfeld talked about

  • Science Doc

    OT – more neurosurgery. 12 years ago I had a very major cervical proceedure done. After a long period of rehabilitation I enjoyed some years of significant physical activity. Last November I shared with you an unrelated, but also major lumbar spine procedure, I greatly appreciated the kind words and well wishes of many of you during my recovery. At that time we knew that the cervical issue was progressing to a lower level, but I was in constant pain and loosing function in my legs, and the lumbar surgery took precedent. In the past week I’ve had consultations with both my surgeon and primary care physician that make it clear that surgery is now urgent. So, I’m running around doing the alphabet soup of EMG, EKG, ETC and getting my affairs in order for some major downtime. No surgery date until after the EMG, but I’m guessing April. I’ll be around here some most days, and I hope to drive over to Hollywood before the surgery and see Phil’s billboard. Before any of this surgery stuff started I had planned late last summer to spend a day posing as a tourist in Hollywood and getting body routed. Maybe late next summer or fall. Or maybe there won’t be anyplace to route to by then.

    • Sherbet

      Aw. damn, Doc.

      • Science Doc

        There is an upside to the story that I’ll share at another time.

        • Sherbet

          OK.

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          YAY!

        • flyonthewall

          does it involve a cybernetic body that will make you impervious to pain and disease and give you super strength?

          • Science Doc

            I wish.

            • flyonthewall

              yeah, you and me both

            • Science Doc

              I was hoping to meet you at Howdy Con but it looks like I won’t be traveling that month. I think you told me you use a chair for mobility. It sucks when stuff breaks. Right now I’m at risk for severing the spinal cord at C7 T1.

            • flyonthewall

              damn. Bodies are a weird thing, so strong but also so fragile. Sounds like you a good team of docs, that makes a huge difference.

              My cross is SMA II, degenerative neuro muscular. Hard but is something I’ve had to deal with forever so is just how it is, must endure.

            • Science Doc

              Gosh. I had to look that one up. All my stuff started one bleak November morning when I left home feeling fine only to have my left arm a dead weight by the time I got to work. Three hours later I was told I had ALS. A couple of weeks later they said I either had something else or something else plus ALS. I spent most of the day researching neurological disorders. Even when they did the surgery, some of them thought I had cervical stenosis plus ALS.

            • flyonthewall

              I had to look that up, sounds kinda similar but much more sudden and sever than SMA. I can imagine it must be very scary when things are uncertain like that. Better to just know and have certainty, even if its worse than you thought.

            • flyonthewall

              you can email me at fool4aliphetime at gmail if you want. Any perspective I can provide etc I would be glad to.

            • Science Doc

              Will do. Probably later today.

            • jazzlover

              Neurological, but not quite the same, my dad was diagnosed with MS when he was not quite 40. It was serious at first, and then he miraculously (with the help of “uncommon” at the time medicine) went into remission for most of the remainder of his life. He lived until 85.

            • Science Doc

              MS is very unpredictable but frequently devastating. I had a brain MRI with gadolinium contrast to rule out MS.

            • jazzlover

              It looked like it would be for my dad. It was a trying time for my family at the time. My dad was in a wheelchair, couldn’t walk, speak, or move for several months. My mom was flipping out for a while there.

            • Sherbet

              And gadolinium causes its own problems, “they” say.

            • Science Doc

              I worked with gadolinium on a science project once. Not something I would have imagined coursing my blood. But I’ve also had iodine by IV for contrast in X-rays and CAT scans, and that is so bad you have exhale like a fiend to blow it out through the lungs.

            • Sherbet

              I had some kind of contrast that felt like I was on fire. Weird stuff.

            • Free Minds, Free Hearts

              I am not familiar with that either, but I can just see fly and Science Doc getting down to business of real peer support. Nothing is better than that.

            • jazzlover

              Now, that is an attitude worthy of respect 🙂

            • Kay

              I’m so sorry that you have that, Fly. 🙁

            • flyonthewall

              why? I’m not. I like it

            • daisy

              You seem to bear it with grace, Fly. Nobody should have to get used to pain.

            • flyonthewall

              btw, had to use a chair since I was 13, first a manual and now a power one for the last 12yrs. Still have a lot of independence though so not as bad as it could be

            • thetastic

              My SIL injured her spinal cord irreparably in a car accident. C4 + C5 flipped to the wrong side. I am thinking of you, knowing how serious this can be.

          • thetastic

            Let’s get him one of those. Good luck, science doc!

    • flyonthewall

      stay strong and be well soon

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Darn it. Thanks for letting us know, Science Doc. You are in my thoughts as you get all these tests done and face what you know will be a major surgery and downtime. And indeed it would cheer you up to drive over to Hollywood to see Phil and Willie’s billboard (is it presumptuous to call it “our” billboard?).

    • Draco

      Argh!
      So sorry you are having to go for more surgery, Doc. It sucks to have to go through all that again so soon.
      Will be thinking of you and praying for a really good outcome and hopefully some good pain free and mobile years after.

      Take care and please keep us updated as things progress.
      xxx

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Best of postulates to you, Doc!

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I’m so sorry things have become urgent, Doc. Are you in dreadful pain? I’ll be keeping you firmly in my thoughts.

      • Science Doc

        Pain is a big deal. It varies from day to day and often from hour to hour. I still have a lot of pain from my surgery 12 years ago, and I still have acute pain from my November surgery. Both surgeries were effective in reducing or eliminating neuropathic pain, e.g., lightning bolts, but cutting your spine and muscles and skin and guts and stuff hurts. Additionally I have DISH disease in my thoracic spine, and that is very painful, and untreatable.

        During spinal fusions you can’t take NSIDS, so eating Naproxin like blue jelly beans is a no go. Cannabis products are my first line on pain, and pure CBD products are completely fine for daytime use and typically are not considered scheduled drugs. Indica dominant hybrids get me through the evening and night. I’ve got a powerful prescription muscle relaxant that is the next level up, but I try to not drive with that. As a last measure I’ve got a big bottle of Vicodin, and there is more where that came from. I don’t like opiates and I hate constipation.

        • daisy

          I am so sorry Doc. that you have to go in again so soon. I really hope this surgery will reduce the pain. Chronic pain is so wearing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

          • Science Doc

            Ironically, this surgery will probably increase the pain, at least for a couple of years. My right hand doesn’t hurt, it just doesn’t work very well. And most importantly, the pressure on the spinal cord is such right now that a good solid whiplash car accident would sever the cord. This surgery is about not becoming a quad in some accident and maybe stabilizing or hopefully improving some partial paralysis.

            • daisy

              I am sorry to hear that Doc. I cannot believe the misery that some people have to put up with just to get through the day. I am glad you have the availability of drugs, but I realize that brings up another set of problems. If opiates work well, couldn’t you use stool softeners or laxatives to help the constipation?

        • I wish you the very best of outcomes, Doc.

  • Sejanus

    I was just thinking about all the people you could have at the ribbon cutting with stories of disconnection.
    Then thought Leah Remini would be a nice one to have too.
    Call Anderson Cooper, he loves a good $cilon fight.

    • Science Doc

      Anderson is going to spend the next six months chasing Donald Trump around the country, and hopefully never again.

      • Sejanus

        At first the Trump thing was funny…at first.
        I still wish Bernie would get the nod.

        • Robert Eckert

          Did unexpectedly well here in Michigan. Detroit was Hillary territory as expected, and Ann Arbor and Lansing (colleges) were Bernie’s as expected, but Bernie also took Cruz country (Grand Rapids, where all the publishers for Bibles and for fundy literature like the Left Behind books etc. are, and Holland, home of the Dutch Reformed church– the Democrats out there are very resentful of the religious right, sort of like the radical folks you can find in Salt Lake City) and Dearborn (WTF? All the Arabs voting for the Jew? Only in America!)

          • Science Doc

            What scared me was the Republican turnout exceeded the Democratic vote.

            • Robert Eckert

              It’s an open primary so democrats who find either hillary or bernie acceptable could cross over to express their preference on the republican side. It is thought that a lot of the Kasich vote was not Republican, for example. Trump finished third behind both Hillary and Bernie.

          • Skabetti

            Mr. Eckert– if Eckert is your last name–did/do you have any relatives around Flint?

            • Robert Eckert

              no

      • Sid (Phil Jones)

        I think that all those people who support Donald Trump are smart. Donald wants to legalize torture and I figure the first ones he’ll try it out on are his dissenters. “Escort that man out. No wait! Waterboard him first. Then let me punch him. People love me.”

    • flyonthewall

      Cooper can’t go, he is in training to fight Tom Cruise but he said to tell Sid, Willie, Artoo and the Bunker congrats

      • Draco

        Tom Cruise can’t handle The Cooper!

    • Sid (Phil Jones)

      I have a funny little story about Anderson Cooper. Way back when he was doing the whole ‘fair and balanced’ thing, and interviewing talking heads I wrote him a long letter. I told him that a story isn’t about talking heads’ opinions, and that it’s not something that necessarily has 2 sides, but just consists of the facts of the story and that he needs to get out there and get the story. Anyway, it was right after that he started going out into the field and became famous for on the ground reporting.

      So, from that point I would always brag to my wife that I caused that. Jokingly of course. In all likelyhood he never read my letter. He probably gets thousands of people writing him stuff.

      And each time my wife just smiles and nods. And I go on pretending.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I have a secret (and thoroughly pointless) crush on Anderson Cooper and my Anderson would have read your letter and acted on it promptly 🙂

  • SucculentDuck

    Learn The Power of Simplicity With Blah Blah Blah & A Wall Of Oxymoronic Text

  • MaxSpaceman

    Phil and Willie– you are my heroes !!

    Perfect idea. Perfect place. !

    Perfect.

  • Observer

    Anyone need a full-time shooper? While I am grateful for my job, the tedium is starting to wear me down. Sigh.

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      You are ours and you are the best. Take a little R&R if you need to. :-))

      • Observer

        The shooping is the thing that isn’t killing me!

        • PerpetualOutflow

          You are very talented Obs. I hope something more worthy of you comes your way soon.

          • Observer

            Thank you!

    • Sherbet

      Oh, frowny face for you, Observer. I hear ya. I’m trying to arrange a semi-retirement, and “they” want to keep me 4 days a week, which isn’t much of a respite.

    • chukicita

      I wish I could afford you.

    • Newiga

      I’d love to have you! <3

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X ***

    Good Day Bunkerites,

    A $cientology Rock Band! http://victoria.craigslist.ca/muc/5470007060.html

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

    F5…RedX Super Wog X by Aeger Primo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/13156278293/in/set-72157642802079293

    • Dave Reams

      “If you are interested in handling depression, anxiety or stress for yourself or another and you don’t want to see a psychiatrist or take medications then this is the group for you.”
      http://sacramento.craigslist.org/grp/5473763291.html

      What is next? Cancer treatment without seeing a doctor?

    • Helen Van Patterson Patton

      Great to see you, Pierrot. Feels good to flag again.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Jonny Jacobsen is asking for help one last time to cover his basic expenses to enable him to provide quality coverage of the Brussels trial verdict this week.

    “Since there are no plaintiffs left there is no guarantee journalists will get a written copy of the judgment. So I have to be there in person to get as much detail as I can while Judge Yves Régimont reads out his ruling in full on Friday.

    Keep an eye on my Twitter feed, my Facebook page and reports that I’ll be filing both at Byline and Tony Ortega’s Underground Bunker, which for many of you is already a home from home. Thank you all for your generosity and support so far. Please help me over the finish line.

    Jonny Jacobsen”

    https://www.byline.com/project/45

    • Sid (Phil Jones)

      Yes, done. I’m really looking forward to hearing what the result is from this.

  • I’m Dee Dee

    For a month ?? did I hear right ?? The other was 3 months.. I think its time to donate ! This is a great Idea !

    • Ben Franklin

      Dee Dee from Arizona?

    • Observer

      I think that was just an example of the price variation. That particular one was the high end. They got a better price.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Every donation will help 🙂

  • seriouslyWTF

    OT. I hope this is okay to post,… Looks like Jonny Jacobson needs $500.00 to get through the end of the trial. The judge will make his ruling on Friday. Jonny is going to tweet when he can during recess and will be there for the final which will be at the end of the day. Refresh.
    https://www.byline.com/project/45

    • Dave Reams

      I promise to spend the rest on Belgian chocolate and “moules frites”
      – Jonny Jacobson

      For those of you who don’t speak Belgish he is talking about fried clams with a chocolate sauce.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Please rise:

    My dear brethren of the Bunker,
    you who live by the sweat of your browse.:
    As it near unto St. Patrick’s Day, we will have a reading from
    the first book of the Bible, Guinnesses:

    7:47
    And the Lard spoke, and he said: “Let there be blight.”
    And, lo, there was blight.
    Yea, even unto Hemet and Hole.

    And they built them an ARC.
    And this was the way that they fashioned it:
    47 cubits was it in length.
    And 47 cubits in width.
    Likewise was it 47 cubits tall.
    For 47 was the number that was pleasing to the Lard.

    And two of every kind that crawled or walked or wriggled went in there –
    two Sea Ogres and two staff and two regs and two public – tho’ they were hard to find.
    And ants and cockroaches too, and snakes in the grass and hot-air baboons.
    Until the bilges bulged and the chain-lockers were laquered.

    Verily, I say unto you, it were harder for a WISE guy smoking a Camel
    to piss through the aye of things legal than for a
    wog to get to Hemet.

    And it came to pass in those days that LaFaillite and Dave
    were created from an apple tree, a crab-apple tree
    And the fruit of that tree was bitter and sour,
    tho’ at first it might seem pleasing.

    And they were cast out into the wilderness and
    con-demned to sup on rice and beans and the Macallan
    and great was the weeping and whaling and gnashing of thieves.

    Their disciples who followed them were called the 12 opossums.
    And they had to do the Purification ritual because of the two tablets they took
    on the mountain, a rash haphabbard rite.

    And they listened to the jawbone of an ass.
    And it spake and exhorted them “Come forth.”
    But they came lashed and drank a fifth.

    And this was as a great sign unto them,
    as if it were written in the sky.

    And it said “Call Me”

    But they were as a vice crying out in the wilderness.
    And the ashes of the jackass were cast upon the deep.

    This is the word of the Lard,

    Ramen.

    Please turn to page 47 in your Hymnal.
    We will now sing “Nearer, My COB, To Thee”

    .

    • Sherbet

      Is this where they pass the collection basket?

    • PerpetualOutflow

      You are truly amazing.

  • Newiga

    Oh joy! A Scientology pop quiz!!

    What happens when you make a postulate at 22.0 on the Tone Scale?
    22.0 is…. Games?? I KNOW You beat your friend in Monopoly.

    How do you increase your courage in handling life
    I was born with it, baby! I increase courage just by walking in to the room.

    What establishes your learning rate and how to you increase it?
    Chocolate, lots of it.

    At what level on the Tone Scale do you lose your memory
    I lose brain cells by studying the tone scale, so I’m gonna go with “on all of them”.

    Are beautiful women dangerous to have around
    Only if you treat them like garbage, as LRH did.

    What is the basic factor that stops a person from creating what he wants in life
    Joining Scientology.

    Can you remember things without using your mind?
    Yes, my tongue still remembers the chocolate I ate last week.

    When did Scientology begin to specialize in “creative education”?
    If by creative education you mean brainwashing, then since the beginning.

    What is the usual case state of champion athletes or competitors
    WTF is a case state??

    Why does LRH describe death as “the greatest therapeutic measure ever dreamed up by a thetan
    Hard to say since he made all this baloney up as he went along. However, I think he meant donating money instead of death.

    What is the main factor that causes athletes to have trouble, and how do they overcome this
    It varies from injury to stage fright. The solutions, however, is not Scientology.

    Why do people accept substutes for what they want in life
    Maybe they were sucked into a cult, which dictates what they should really want in life.

    What is the difference between Total Knowingness and Obsessed Total Knowingness
    Havingness of a suppressive wordingness of Obsessedingness.

    Why is creating a job the key to success in your career
    Depends on the job you create. I tried to hat myself as our company’s official chocolate taster. My boss didn’t find that funny at all…

    Oh… This was not a pop quiz… :O

    • Observer

      A+!

      • Newiga

        Hurray!! I knew I’d ace this one. 😛

    • Science Doc

      I’m going to introduced the Stoned Scale for users of medical cannabis.

    • daisy

      Very funny Newie.

      • Newiga

        Thank you, Daisy. I had a lot of fun writing it. 😉

    • SucculentDuck

      i’m not entirely sure what a case state is, either, but while doing some recent research i was able to locate a certain case area

    • Robert Eckert

      “What is the usual case state of champion athletes or competitors?

      WTF is a case state??”

      “Case state” refers to the amount of progress you have made in Scientology. The usual case state of champions is “never-in”

      • Newiga

        Thanks for the clarification, Robert. ^_^

  • hansje brinker

    In half a hour John Duignan on Belgium tv about his “old behaviour in the church” : http://www.canvas.be/de-afspraak/voorjaar-2016/woensdag-9-maart-2016

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Nice, thank you, Hansje!

      • hansje brinker

        You can watch it on-line

  • JaxNGold

    Nice job, Phil!! You rock.

    I’m hesitant to get all excited about the unveiling considering what happened with Outfront. But I absolutely plan to be there on the 22nd if my work schedule allows. This is such a big deal. Ok, now I’m getting excited…

  • Kay

    Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa ha ha ha ha to you, little Dwarfer knuckle-dragger….now you get to see that big sign every single day. I like that, a LOT ! You go, Phil and Mrs. Phil !!!

  • Qbird

    Good day Bunker ~ sign going up, spring is springing ~ http://toons.artie.com/alphabet/words/arg-dancing-woohoo-gold-url.gif

    • Observer

      Oooo!

  • sizzle8

    Here’s a fun thought.
    https://youtu.be/_B5h2klkX9Q

    • Kay

      I want one of those !!

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Hey, could we do this at night with Phil and Willie’s billboard artwork?

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Somewhere in Hemet there is a stainless steel console with a red light flashing on it.

    • flyonthewall

      u think he has a smoke alarm built into his console? That’s crazy. Even for DM

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Does I havta splain it to ya?

        • flyonthewall

          DM’s reaction this morning. f5

        • flyonthewall

          also…yes

          • Eivol Ekdal

            one day

            • flyonthewall

              does it have to do with the birds and the bees? Cuz I know about them already

      • It’s code regulations.
        https://youtu.be/VgX6JFoV0TM

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Are we sure that they don’t have nuclear weapons?

      • Eivol Ekdal

        Yes

        • Observer

          What about nookyoolar weapons?

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner
    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      And looking so well. The above link takes you to the live broadcast and is in English.

    • flyonthewall

      John’s just nodding pretending like he knows what the guy’s saying but he has no idea

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I know! The main host was questioning John in English prior to that.

        • flyonthewall

          maybe there’s a translator in his earpiece?

          • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

            Ahh, I bet you’re right (as you so often are)!

          • hansje brinker

            Yes there is!
            The other man has once also experience with the cult in LA. He tells that he noticed that the staf-members are robots and fake. He also tells that he don’t understand what people atracks to Hubbard because he is like Hittler and other dictators.

            • flyonthewall

              nice, thank you!

            • Newiga

              Dank je!

    • 9001

      I’m getting a page not found message. Wish I’d looked an hour ago.
      One of my abiding memories of the Conway Hall night was talking with John outside the pub. He’s a good man.

  • Newiga

    Does anyone know if Spencer, the security guard on WBM’s video, is still in? I remember him from other videos..

    • Kim O’Brien

      i think that down thread , Phil mentions that he is still in and is his daughter’s ex

  • nottrue
    • Newiga

      Why exactly is she proud of her religion?

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        Wait…what religion?

    • jazzlover

      The jokes just write themselves, don’t they? She’s like an inadvertent stand-up comedian.

    • Captain MustSavage

      Presumably then she supports the rights of the Independent Scientology and Freezone movements?

      • Dr_Orpheus

        SPs have no rights according to the ultimate arbiter of human rights. They should be locked up with similar vile criminals.

    • Observer

      She doesn’t seem terribly respectful of anyone.

  • Jimmy3

    Listening to some nerdy comic book podcast and this guy mentioned a storyline with a group I’d never heard of. Apparently this Triune Understanding was a direct play on Scientology:

    The Triune Understanding was depicted as a fast-growing movement claiming to maximize human potential, but gradually revealed to have connections with an invading alien race. Members included the Avengers’ government liaison Duane Freeman and new member Triathlon (who owed his powers to the sect). After a battle between the Avengers and villains Lord Templar and Pagan, Jonathan Tremont (the leader of the Triune) publicly blamed the Avengers for the destruction, then covertly set up a smear campaign against the team to suggest they were religiously intolerant and racist (exploiting the general lack of African-American heroes in the team) and hinting that they supported the “mutant conspiracy.”

    http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Triune_Understanding_(Earth-616)

    Yep. Checks out.

    • Nat-leficent

      *cough cough DORK cough*

      • Jimmy3

        I’m still a super sweaty dork tho. Which is almost nerd. Let me have that.

        • Nat-leficent

          Sweaty dork = spaz
          Not nerd

          • Jimmy3

            Spaz, hmm? Is that like people who post the same thing more than once?
            Are you a spaz?

            • Nat-leficent

              FUJ3

            • flyonthewall

              i hate it when mommy and daddy fight

            • Jimmy3

              Goddamn it Nat you didn’t lock the padlock again

            • flyonthewall

              *scampers off*

            • Observer

              I don’t much like the idea of scampering larvae

            • flyonthewall

              even caterpillars? Who hates caterpillars??

            • Observer

              Gah!

            • flyonthewall

              Ikr, I’m sorry but it was just so gross I had to use it

            • This exchange has made my lunch break. Left coast, last to lunch.

            • flyonthewall

              nice job on the billboard btw

            • Thank you, Sir Fly. Using my powers for good now.

            • Jimmy3

              …And now everyone’s lunch break is over.

            • flyonthewall

              u got a little something on your chin right there…

            • *oozes off* FIFY

            • Nat-leficent

              He’s your larvae when he’s bad

            • Nat-leficent

              My lunch break is almost over.

          • SucculentDuck

            which category do the guys that drink tiny wines fall into?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egV9yWMFuCE

    • Sherbet

      DM is calling out the lawyers right now.

    • I wonder if Scientology has tried recruiting Otherkin?

  • Royce Harlow

    This. Is. So. Sweet!
    This is why the universe made the other deal fall through. It was so that the message would get an even better platform. I hope the news of the impending reveal becomes viral and that all the major news networks will have a representative there.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I can just a about hear Barbara warming up in the backstage area, can you?

      • Royce Harlow

        Yes. As a twue professional, Babwa will be on site reporting and interviewing with uttmost journalistic integrity. She will of course seek input from Krusty Allley, a known and respected social analyst.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I see where you went with that, but I was thinking more along the lines of Streisand.

          • Royce Harlow

            LOL. But it would be fun though to see B.Walters reporting on site from this. She’s after all a scientology apologist.

  • Sherbet

    When the billboard goes up, and the media cover the event (I hope I hope I hope), I’m guessing Outfront will get a lot of flak for their boneheaded action. Financially, they won’t care, but I like a good, embarrassing black eye on those who align themselves with the cult. I’m nasty that way.

    • Nat-leficent

      F5

      • Sherbet

        Well, not THAT nasty. Justin Timberlake keeps his hands off my bra.

        • Observer

          That made me burst out laughing

          • Sherbet

            You had me bursting out laughing plenty of times. Payback.

        • flyonthewall

          is that bad or good?

          • Sherbet

            Probably good for him.

            • flyonthewall

              if he wants to keep those grabby hands? I’m hip. I can dig it

            • Sherbet

              I’m old. He’d probably throw a tarp over me right after the “wardrobe malfunction.”

  • flyonthewall

    Ross and Carrie scientology episode #3 coming out today!

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Yes! Been waiting for this…

  • nottrue

    Scientology message to all Body Thetans about Billboard…

    • flyonthewall

      Xenu’s Labyrinth! I love this movie

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        I’ve felt guilty shaving ginger root since seeing it. (I know it was Mandrake root, but looks close enough to ginger, so sue me)

        • flyonthewall

          you could of been shaving magickal ginger root, you never know. Next time you should put it in a bowl of milk, say some mumbo jumbo to it and slide it under the bed, see what happens.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            No thanks, I hear it attracts flies.

            • flyonthewall

              hilarious; ever think of going pro?

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Well, now that you mention it, I’ve always wanted to be a professional Foley artist. You really think I’ve got a chance, Fly? (runs off to get his selection of high heals and parachute pants)

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    9 March 2016
    From: Bart Dixslurper
    To: (Redacted)
    Re: New Billboard Near ASI

    Dear Sir,

    To follow up our phone call of this morning, my office has sent 1,000 letters to Regency threatening them with utter financial and metaphysical ruination in this lifetime and all future lifetimes if they allow the disconnection billboard to be erected near ASI.

    My office contacted Central Casting in Hollywood to rent 120,000 extras to pose as Scientologists for the massive street protest you ordered. Unfortunately, Central Casting can only scrape together about 150 extras with such short notice as most extras cannot get the day of from their day jobs as waiters.

    Central Casting also told me getting even 1,400 extras for a one day event would literally shut down every restaurant in Los Angeles.

    Furthermore, we cannot get permitted by the LAPD and the City Council in this short of a time frame for a 120,000 person protest. LAPD was unwilling to approve was closing the sidewalk in front of ASI as it is a public conveyance.

    I called around to your Sea Org execs and they can get about 900 SO if you allow them to shut down all Scientology organizations in Southern California on the 22nd. The Nation of Islam has promised us 12 people.
    I called our friends in the Mormon Church to round up some bodies but they declined to participate due to Scientology’s bad PR.

    I recommend hiring Bruno and his goons from North Hollywood and the KKK from Anaheim to disrupt the billboard ceremony. While this makes for horrible PR it works and the workability of goon tech has been proven by other organized criminal syndicates.

    All rights reserved.

    Sincerely,

    Bart Dixslurper Esq.

    • Sherbet

      Dixslurper, you CICS…get Lee Baca to solve the street-closing issue. What? Lee Baca has been WHAT?? Never mind…

      • burythenuts

        Snicker!!!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Lee who?

    • Mark

      Attn: Bart Dixslurper.

      BEWARE! THE EAST GRINSTEAD ANTI-SCIENTOLOGY SHEEP-FLOCK NOW HAS A LOS ANGELES BRANCH.

      (P.S.: Your “massive protest” sucks as much as a giant squid in a whale-worrying contest).

      (Signed) Mint Source, Chief Ram, EGASSF.

    • jazzlover

      I’m pretty sure you’ve used up your stereotype quota for the next 12 or 13 lifetimes there, Bart!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Our law firm, like Scientology, is full of stereotypes. We have 1.1’s. degraded beings, SP’s, BT’s, Helotrobes, Marcabs, perverts, panty-waisted dilettantes, Commies, SMERSH, wogs, homo saps, List 1 Rock Slammers, Black Five cases, Resistive cases, merchants of chaos, Slime magazine, old GO crims, enturbulated theta, Homo Novii, Nixon’s crowd, Hoover’s boys, the CIA, Big Pharma, the Psychs, and everything else.

    • Newiga

      Suggestions:

      1) Have the OT Committee to postulate bad weather for the day of unveiling the billboard
      2) Get COB’s BTs to protest. He must have way more than 120,000.

  • flyonthewall

    Cult is buying another Ideal Morg in Barcelona!? Use Chrome to view it, will translate for you

    http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelona/20160223/302360600124/cienciologia-sede-barcelona.html

    • jazzlover

      More running of the bull?

      • flyonthewall

        it’s just a naked real estate scam at this point, lol. Absurd

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Hah! 11,000 clams in Spain? thats a laugh.

      • ze moo

        You just need to decipher the $cieno math. 11,000= 11 and 4,500 = 4 1/2.

      • Allie

        I was thinking 47, tops.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Sounds like seafood based Tapas restaurant, Mmmmmm.

  • scottmercer

    Isn’t that crap available on E-Bay for a penny?

  • scottmercer

    “Chick-Fil-A is the Scientology of crispy chicken.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFNd6rixas

  • MM

    Ross and Carrie Audit Scientology (Part 3): Create-Create-Create

    http://ohnopodcast.com/investigations/2016/3/9/k0e9r4o4ww7lnpju3l163q62m56uuj

    • flyonthewall

      doh!

  • nottrue

    Billboard reaction = ” It is never to late to call “

  • PickAnotherID

    Serious question: The story says the billboard will be up for 30 days. How much more do we need to raise to keep the billboard up for 90 days??

    • Sandy

      I have seen you ask this question twice. I reread Sid’s post several times. I think he was offered some options that were more expensive, but that is not what they ended up with. Just my reading of what Sid said.

      • PickAnotherID

        Yes I did. The first time was pretty late at night, and I thought it might have been missed. So I asked again this morning. And I wasn’t asking about options, I was seriously asking how much it would take to keep the billboard up an additional 60 days. I don’t believe I’m the only one that would like to know. If that bothers you for some reason, then you can ignore it.

        • Sandy

          I was just trying to be helpful.

  • Robert Eckert
    • Observer

      I never found him all that interesting.

      • salin

        I am just not interested enough to find out who this character is.

        • Susan B.

          Exactly! Whenever I saw those commercials it was like, “Eh? Who cares!.” Faaaaaaake! Commerical! Faaaaaaaake! The actor that played him? I still kinda don’t care but I”m sure he’s much more interesting that the supposed most interesting man in the world who was a total faaaaaaake!!!!

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Tony’s got a tough choice. Edit that Scientology book or audition for the most interesting man character.

      • Robert Eckert

        The (Former) Most Interesting Man In The World was a red-shirt on the Enterprise, and survived:
        http://io9.gizmodo.com/5951561/the-most-interesting-man-in-the-world-played-a-red-shirt-on-star-trekand-survived
        This is an excuse to start spinning tall tales about the Most Interesting Red Shirt in the Federation:

        • He survived an entire episode of TOS.

        • He successfully spayed a tribble.

        • He was kicked off the show for having too much chemistry with Kirk.

        • The Borg asked to be assimilated by him.

        • Some crewman look for lovers on Risa. He prefers Vulcan.

        • When he goes to Ceti Alpha VI, he really goes to Ceti Alpha VI.

  • nottrue

    They are just getting the hell out of that scientology owned building…http://www.tbo.com/news/business/spaghetti-warehouse-restaurant-in-ybor-city-wont-be-closing-20160309/

  • Orglodyte

    Just checking in to say how very cool this is. For years I fantasized about putting up a billboard just around the corner from where my kid was on staff. Never had the gumption to act on it. Thank you so much Phil and Willie and all the donors for making it a reality.

  • salin

    This is an early Aurora post – but the live skycam in Tromso Norway is showing wild active lights. If you keep window open and hit refresh a little later – you will see a different (live shot) image. I’ll post aurora photos from earlier today later this evening. I just saw the activity and wanted to share. Bu t first – A reminder to Click ‘Recommend’ for our Proprietor’s daily dose of journalism – the great news shared – and of course the comments section.

    Now go check this out: http://virtualtromso.no/en/northern-lights/138-live-northern-lights-activity-and-forecast.html

  • nottrue

    New Jonny March 9 [ The Religion Defence ]….https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/886

    • ze moo

      Professor Ventura is just another shill for the clampire. Yes, $cientology does fit the definition of a religion. That is not the point, the point is what did $cientology do? They are on trial for their actions, not their beliefs.

      • SucculentDuck

        copy/paste of my fav part –
        Judge Régimont stopped him: “Isn’t any religion, whatever it is, nevertheless obliged to respect the law in that country?”

        “Of course,” the professor replied. Every religion had a doctrine to that effect, he said. “Jewish law is very clear on that point. Obviously, in whatever religion you are talking about there is the necessity that they acknowledge the need to respect the laws of the country.”

        Read more at:https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/886

      • Frodis73

        And one question worth asking was: if Scientology’s activities were to be stopped, why them and not similar cases involving other religions?

        My favorite sentence in this last story. Let’s see, we’ll get back to you when other religions start doing what sci has been doing since they started.

        i really liked the judge and his questioning yesterday about the job ads…to paraphrase “so all 160 people misunderstood the ad?” Lol.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    If there was any doubt as to the value of a “Hubbard College” education, check out the spelling of “HUBARD” for this upcoming seminar on their own website. http://hubbardcollege.org/semi

    And look at the price – do you think someone has finally had a cognition as to the true worth of LRH’s technology? It is still over priced! 🙂
    (refresh)

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      Just another sign of desperation.

    • If not shoop, someone’s gonna get an instant SP Declare.

      • Not a shoop, just checked myself: http://www.hubbardcollege.org/seminars.php

        • Close-up

          • aegerprimo

            BASED IN PART ON THE WORKS OF L. RON HUBBAR

            And the $1.00 price.
            Freezoners who can’t spell perhaps?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              Meskimen? No, no, a thousand BILLION times no.

            • I cut D out while screen saving on accident.
              Hubard and $1 is a real deal though. Funny.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Checked INTO yourself perhaps?

    • SucculentDuck

      and who can forget Jim Meskimen in the hit tv show Whoose Line is it, Anyway?

      • Observer

        *raises hand*

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Very popular on Minnesota Public Access…

        • SucculentDuck

          ah, you’re right! i forgot that it came on after Dontchya Know with Als Rans Habbards

      • Observer

        Seriously, I wouldn’t know Meskimen if he walked up and bit me. He’s got one of those generic faces, or at least my brain thinks so.

        • SucculentDuck

          he def has a generic Bonaduce thing about him and i def have know idea whoo he is.

          • Observer

            He’s the son of Marion Whatsherface, the one who played Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days.

            • SucculentDuck

              are you telling me that Mrs C was getting busy w/ Danny Partridge?!?! wowzers, Obs, that’s quite a bombshell!

            • Observer

              -_-

            • Skabetti

              He’s coloring fried chicken pieces?

            • Spackle Motion

              Marion Ross.

            • Observer

              Thanks!

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Yeah, I can see a little Bonaduce thing going on in this old pic Meskimen posted recently. Ha!
            (refresh)

            https://www.instagram.com/p/BCjczIjPSH-/

          • Spackle Motion

            When you see a picture of a huge thumb with a mouth, nose, and eyes then you are looking at Meskimen.

    • Eileen

      You get what you pay for.

      • SucculentDuck

        not always ;P

      • ze moo

        Unless you paid for the platinum level at Trump University.

        • Observer

          Or the OT levels

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I see that Mr;. Walker provides conference services to 500 companies. As opposed to Fortune 500 companies, I would assume…

    • sashiebgood

      Michael Dover gets associate producer credits for every TC movie? snort. what does he produce?

    • pat k

      “Whoose line is it?” Wtf!

  • Always Amazed

    I just knew this was going to be a giant footbullet for the lil man. he should have left well enough alone with a more distant board. This news rocks, I will defintely be there on 3/22. Can’t wait!!

    nice work phil and willie!

    TICK TOCK DAVEY!

  • order66

    So, the billboard is going up only a block away from where That Crazy Midget works, huh? I’ll let Nelson have this one:

    • salin

      We can call this one a Full Nelson.

      • order66

        Perfectly cromulent.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Another Hubbard College seminar this Saturday. It is the “Coordination & Alignment” seminar hosted by “Snow White” unindicted co-conspirator Arte Maren.

    It looks doesn’t look like there is going to be a big turn-out. HA!

    Arte, forget that stupid “Admin Scale” and explain the coordination & alignment that went into Operation Snow White. Hell, I’d even buy a ticket to hear that!
    (refresh)

  • order66

    Working at the thrift store today, and, in a box of donated books, was a tabloid from when Katie Holmes married Crazy Eyes. “Fairy Tale Wedding!” or some such nonsense was what it said on the cover. I had a good laugh, because even then the look on her face was “What in the blue hell have I gotten myself into?” And no, I can’t upload a picture, because they frown on us keeping our cell phones with us.

  • Susan B.

    I bought a billboard, I bought a billboard!!!! (Well at least part of one!) Davey, thank you so much for helping Phil & Willie finding the exact *best* spot for the anti-Scientology billboard -and all of us donors appreciate this sooooo much! See Davey? It’s time ya learned that intention in business dealings can make or break ya.

    PS: So sooooooo sorry about losing that UK TV Ad: http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/07/theres-a-backstory-to-the-recent-news-of-a-scientology-tv-ad-being-banned-in-the-uk/#more-29229. Maybe you’ll have more luck with a TV ad like that in another country????

    • “My enemy is my benefactor”.
      Don’t know who said it, but if no one can attribute it, its mine.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    It looks like Alfreddie is back from Dubai…
    (refresh)

  • I guarantee there will be attempts to “handle” the billboard flap, Dave is not going to just ignore it. What will he try….

    • You are correct, he must do something.
      Ain’t enough popcorn in the world for this increasingly visible drama.
      And whatever he does will only increase the publicity.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Send the beagles to lift a leg on it?

    • Juicer77

      (f5)

  • OOkpik

    Great work, Phil and Willie and the team. It’s going to look great, artoo.
    Soon there will be a whole lot of ruing going on.

    • Perfect choice of song.

      • Aretha’s makes me weep.

      • And you’re welcome for not posting the Blondie song of that title.

        • And you are welcome for me not posting Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”.
          It’s nice to have you back, btw. Miss your smile.

          • My best feature is my absence.
            I’m noted for it.

            • It was very much noted when you were MIA.

            • I hope not.
              Target. Stay on it.

            • You are not my Mother.

            • Perhaps.
              My dad would look at all us unruly kids at the dinner table and say to my mom, “Well, you can tell that they’re yours.”
              And she replied, “That’s more than I can say for you.”
              We’re a happy family.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQlM59sDJVo

  • Applies to $cientology as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgikGBh6pbI

    • flyonthewall

      wow, it’s the 2008 bubble exactly and it written in 1992! I never knew these guys were political at all

      • Crazy cool, eh

      • James (Metallica) and Dave (Metallica and Megadeth) always were politically inclined, Dave is just a better musician and a future teller apparently.

        • Jenyfurrrrr

          Agree on both counts! Knew I liked you!

  • cdub

    Call me

    great billboard

    • flyonthewall

      who me? now? whats the number?

      • Susan B.

        8-6-7-5-3-oh-Ni-eee-eye-eene, 8-6-7-5-3-oh-Ni-eee-eye-eene

        • Susan B.

          If that number is busy try Beechwood 4-5789.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us18AUBM2RI

        • Jenyfurrrrr

          Hey! That’s MY number!!!

          • Susan B.

            Girl, you gotta stop with writin’ your number on the wall! And stop with the “For a good time.”

            • Jenyfurrrrr

              Lol – growing up my Dad was in a band that was known locally and any gig I went to, the highlight was when they’d play this song “for me.” When I got a bit older, I understood why it made my Dad & Godfather laugh so hard that I loved it so much and preferred it to the much slower “Jennifer”. Ah well… Vanity is usually not intelligent!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    It is kind of odd that the 2 bus benches directly in front of the Sacramento Org have CO$ advertisements on them. It looks like they are wasting advertising dollars on overkill, but maybe they buy the space to prevent entheta advertising right on their doorstep.
    (refresh)

    • And look at all the people coming in and out in that photo.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      At least you get to rub your ass on Scientology.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Hey, it’s been done before!

        PHOTO CAPTION – “Currently watching a documentary on #Scientology and figured I’d share this photo of Brandon and I rubbing our butts on their building in Hollywood back in October.” #cult

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BBLC6eByhiS/

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          I remember that. Great!

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            It should be the new fad. Like planking was!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              Yes…yes it should.

        • daisy

          It always makes me laugh about how wrong my picture of what people look like is. Yes I did think you looked like a walrus.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            I’d take that as a compliment but I’m not in that photo. I just found it on Instagram and posted it here a few weeks back. I do look exactly like my avatar, except when I am wearing my stylish toupee. LOL
            (refresh)

            • daisy

              Now that is an Elvis impersonation I would like to see.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            I do not think that is IW, but merely the txt to someone else post.

            • daisy

              Some days I am extra stupid.

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              No, as long as I’m not mistaken for a dolt that is INSIDE the CO$ building, it’s all good! 🙂

  • daytoncapri

    O/T – I posted this question on another forum:

    “Is it too much of a paradigm-shift for a friendly atheist join forces with pro-religion people to expose a genuine con?”

    I posted this as a response to one poster’s rejection of “all religions, Scientology included.” I see that sort of thinking as counter-productive at worst, and lost opportunities at best.

    • daisy

      I completely agree. Counter productive. Christians , atheists, Muslems , Jews etc. may not agree in philosophy , can agree to disagree. Most religions usually ( including atheists ) have a moral center. They can and do often agree what is evil.

      • daytoncapri

        I see that “all religions” arguments too often from the atheists pen, effectively bolstering Scientology.

        Agnostics and Humanists, yes. All groups that you have listed, yes.

        Atheists? As a group? (If they can even be grouped) I am not so sure.

        Like fundamentalists, their absolute surety on the nature of things is a form of rigid dogmatism that frees them from nuance and ambiguity. What follows is so easy: “we are wiser to them” sort of thinking: It’s the same sort of thinking as holier than “thou,” with out the deity stuff.

        (Psst, Daisy. I hope to be proven wrong.)

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          You’ve actualy got a lot of well behaved, “can’t we all get along” atheists right here on this board. Just sayin’.

          • daytoncapri

            Well, LWH I agree with you actually, and I like and enjoy many of those guys/ gals. Wouldn’t it be helpful if our deep-thinking atheists in residence will take notice of the reductionist thinking of some of the “friendly” ones at other sites?

            • MaxSpaceman

              That is ‘so’ much to ask. But– put out there, as is, dayton, is good in and of itself!

              It is bound to generate exactly what you’re looking for (too tempted to have said ‘you’re postulating’) on those other sites. I’d imagine, any of the crew your referencing, who go to those other sites will, in fact, begin doing just as you suggest. 🙂

            • daytoncapri

              Thanks, guy. Means a lot when it comes from you.

            • MaxSpaceman

              :->) thanks- it’s great to actually laugh out loud while out on the fringe of the Interwebz. A fringe webber.

            • daytoncapri

              Here’s a surrey with the fringe. http://www.kcstudio.com/col01rbg.jpg

            • EmmaDaoust
            • daisy

              One day someone posted emoji*s singing We stand Tall. It was one of my favorite posts of all times.

            • Frodis73

              As an atheist, I have faced similar frustrations encountering the “all religions are bad/cults” type thinking (I thought the same years ago). If they actually take the time to read more in depth either scientology doctrine or books about undue influence, most come around and are able to tell the difference.
              While *some* of them seem to be stuck in their own dogmatic thinking that there is no god…I think that is mostly some kind of argument from Christians that feel they are being persecuted. I really think they are the minority…or they are young.
              The main difference between most atheists and any true believer is if you ask if there is one thing that will change your mind to the other side…the believer will say *nothing* will make them change their mind…with atheists, proof would change most, if not all, our minds.

            • daytoncapri

              Aha, I am disproven! ^^^^

            • kemist

              Ah, but then you have to be precise with “proof”.

              I have been accused of not accepting someone’s personal experience as “proof”. That argument lasted for days, trying to explain to someone that what he / she felt or saw was irrelevant as a scientific proof (or more accurately, evidence) of anything. I don’t think they understood – or wanted to understand.

            • Frodis73

              Well of course, but that is their problem…the personal experience or somebody’s feelings are not proof in any way, shape or form. I’m talking hard evidence…or god revealing himself publicly to everyone…something along those lines.

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              We notice…and hang our heads in shame.

            • Jenyfurrrrr

              This (UB & before VV) is by far the best example I’ve found of diverse viewpoints getting along (and I agree, that “all religions are the same” bugs me on a few levels!). In my day to day, I have a couple atheist friends who respect my Christian Faith and I respect their views and in some cases, distaste for faith of any kind. Sadly, I have a few friends/acquaintances that do commonly make jokes and snide asides about how dumb or duped one must be to believe “… Insert faith story here…” which stings, as I don’t feel “holier than thou” or that I’m smarter/better. So I def see Dayton Capri’s frustration. But this is precisely why this has become my online 2nd home. So many informed viewpoints and intelligent people, and things are kept pretty respectful and kind with that regard. (And hell – you all put up with my diarrhea of the keyboard and verbose posts… So you MUST be nice!!!)

            • daytoncapri

              Well, my beef is with some (I am now happily reducing it to some) atheists only on the subject on how to deal with Scientology in a forum.

              As for the believers, that’s another story. Some of them (not all) are problematic. if we depart the subject of Scientology…My bro-in-law has recently informed me that I will not see the gates of heaven when I die.

            • Jenyfurrrrr

              Ugh… My personal pet peeve as a Christian are the people who were received in grace and love with their baggage, mess and all only to then turn into modern-day-Pharisees who are now on a higher level than others and unwilling to impart the same grace and lack of judgement with which they were received. I know I’d DEFINITELY have joined right up with pure joy if I was approached with “you’re a mess, you’re going to hell, do what I and my church think you need to in order to be acceptable and then you’ve got that ticket to heaven covered!” Sign me up!!! I’m going to quote it incorrectly but one of my favorites goes something like “where there is much talking, there is much sin.” I personally like and respect when people live out what they believe and let their life and actions speak for themselves.

            • daytoncapri

              No need to feel shame. Not sure what else to say to that.

            • kemist

              To understand the difference between a cult and a religion, you have to have a certain understanding of the psychological context of abusive relationships and what differentiates coercitive persuasion from garden variety argumentation or debate.

              It’s hard for everybody who has not been at the wrong end of an abusive relationship to understand what is going on, and it has very little to do with one’s religious or non-religious inclination. That’s what is the problem IMHO. You’ll find christians who will argue that scientology is bad, like every other non-christian religion is bad, and that is just as wrong-headed and unproductive. They will often say that scientologists are atheists (just like Hitler and Stalin, dontcha know) because why waste an occasion to say atheism is bad. This add to the hosility atheists as a whole have towards all religions – they all seem to get along when it comes to bashing atheists.

              Most people don’t take the time to understand other people’s position – it’s easier and more comfortable to assume that being X (your flavor of philosophy / belief / non-belief) means that you won’t face the problems that those other people who got trapped in cults faced.

              Nevertheless, whenever I meet other atheists who say that all religions are cults, I try to explain, but like explaining mental health issues to someone who has never experienced them up close, it is hard, and sometimes impossible to make people understand, because they are not capable to put themselves in another person’s shoes.

            • daytoncapri

              Very good post.

          • Juicer77

            And the believers play nicely, too, most of the time. 😉

        • daisy

          I am not so sure I agree. I have found that most atheists although, not believing themselves have no problem with other*s faiths. They may be sure in their assertion that there is no God, but most other faiths ( like scientology ) are sure in the certainty of their faiths. As long as everybody is respectable there is no reason that they cannot work together. I think the bunker is a community exactly like that.

          • daytoncapri

            Not attacking the bunker community. I go back to the VV days, and like these folks

            My frustration remains with the facile “I dismiss all religions” argument found on other forums, which explicitly accepts that Scientology can be viewed as a religion instead of a con.

            The reality is that If you approached Scientology as an avowed atheist AND a seeker, then Scientology has a ready approach to draw you in, dear atheist.

            It’s a truly con. It’s anything you want it to be.

            The casual, uninformed (of Scientology) atheist won’t dig dig enough to know that deception, and will accept Scientology’s self-description as a religion, and respond with the knee-jerk “I’m against all religions.” That response misses the mark. Counter-productive. It’s accepting the smokescreen that allows Scientology to continue to hide behind the religious veil, tax-exempt status fully-intact.

            • daisy

              I think and hope that* I hate scientology* because all religions are bad, is simply a misinformed opinion. I think the general public realizes it is a criminal organization not a religion. If however they do hate it because it is a religion therefor * bad* I really don’t mind. It still gets more people to want it gone. I will worry about them coming after my Presbyterian ass later. The English , Canadians and Americans worked with Russia in ww2.

            • daytoncapri

              I was involved in a restoration of a floor an old building, we found a set of matches in box labeled – made in the Soviet Union. It must go back to our time of mutual good feelings.

            • pluvo

              When I encountered Scn, I was not into religion at all and bothered about the “Church”.
              It was explained and presented to me that it was an “applied philosophy” and that it wouldn’t be a church like the others. That was in Europe; in the US it’s handled differently with the the First Amendment cover and all the different religious groups.They twist and turn it like it fits to their “acceptable truth” and agenda, as well as in court.

    • Nat-leficent
      • daytoncapri

        Um, can you join with believers who are against Scientology?

        • Nat-leficent

          I don’t “join” things. I ran away from the girl scout recruiter in first grade.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            But…those cookies. How could you?!?!

          • daytoncapri

            Wrong choice of words, I guess.

          • daytoncapri

            I missed the girl scout part. That’s funny!

      • daytoncapri
  • Vaquera

    O/T: Rodeo season continues…f5 (pre-boot wardrobe. sorry Juicer)
    http://youtu.be/rAYwYscqXJQ

    • Juicer77

      Bonus points for matching shoes and jacket – and huge smile!! This is an awesome pic.

  • Rodger Dodger

    Back in the day, we were trying to come up with luzy truck wraps. This was one submission (for a NY beach party protest) feel free to use the concept, lol: (and yes, that shortcut directs back here) http://i.imgur.com/mvpTNIF.jpg

    • That’s the best Anon mask I’ve seen.

    • Also, don’t be a stranger. Post more often.

      • daisy

        GIGGLE – I am telling BABY

    • Nat-leficent

      Where’s the nakey dude version?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Sorry, Nat, it’s the best I could find:

        • Nat-leficent

          🙁

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            But wait, there’s more! Trust me, any of the other ones, you do not want to see.

            • Nat-leficent

              This is good!

            • L. Wrong Hubturd

              I crack up each time I scroll past the hot dog guy.

            • daisy

              Thank you. pant

  • salin

    The aurora’s are active in northern Europe, and are being captured by the skycam in Tromso. When you click it you get a snap shot from that moment. Leave the window open, come back and refresh – and you will see a different shot. They have been active for hours – and it is rare to have such a good (and changing) view of active auroras. http://www.virtualtromso.no/en/northern-lights/138-live-northern-lights-activity-and-forecast.html

    Remember to click the ‘heart’ to recommend today’s UB!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Remember that Apollo mock-up at FLAG that Tony talked about – where they shooped out the little “Commodore Messenger” girl with the black-eye? http://tonyortega.org/2014/11/13/scientology-photoshopping-part-2-a-mystery-disappearance-on-the-yacht-apollo/

    Well, apparently it is a place where the clams get to take selfies with LRH. ACK!
    (refresh)

    • flyonthewall

      What!? That looks like something from the Science and Industry Museum in Chicago; if it were a creepy cult museum. Considering the lack of business at Flag nowadays they may as well be a museum, to themselves and their former glory.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        There’s a whole exhibit celebrating that great sea serpent LRH.
        Blech – I’d rather go to the Titanic museum. Actually, I’d probably rather be ON the Titanic than any boat with LRH on it!
        (refresh)

        • daisy

          LOL.

        • pat k

          I can hear their accent…it isn’t from Brooklyn or Chicago !

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Actually they are from Budapest, Hungary. From what I see on the internet, most of the clams visiting & working at FLAG are foreigners.

            • pat k

              I could hear my grandmother n there!

        • Jenyfurrrrr

          The creepy fake smiles combined with the cheesy thumbs up make me embarrassed for them.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          The bears ‘r us dude couldn’t find any other fingers to put up?

    • El Stupido.

    • Nat-leficent

    • Nat-leficent

      . .

  • Observer

    refresh
    .

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Just stopped for a 5 minute break and peaked in and saw this. Extraordinary. Love it soooo much. Thank you, Obs!

      • Observer

        My pleasure, ma’am!

    • Dr_Orpheus

      I think that’s one of your best shops, ever!

    • Anderson Cooper, are you paying attention?

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    A sad Razzline ad: “Need to start making cash ASAP”

    Honey, that’s your cue to run away as fast as you can! NOW! Ugh…
    (refresh)

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      I think thetaflow@gmail.com many be getting some emails, but not about getting work.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I hear that Tom Cruise has a job opening.
        Just remember that if his next bride is named Viktoria, I called this 😉

      • Jimmy3

        “Hello, I heard you could use some extra cash. Is this email address thetaflow@gmail.com for sale? Strictly for ironic use, of course.”

    • Viktoria needs a job, not SRD. And she knows it.

    • Jimmy3

      I hope she doesn’t use Ron’s method of teaching swimming lessons. Those tended to go overboard.

      • Nat-leficent

        Grrrrrooooaaaaannnnn

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      That just makes me sad. Her email addy is the sad cherry on top of my sad sundae.

  • daisy

    I just listened to Ross and Carrie. Part 3 Does anyone have a link for part 2. What I enjoy about these two is that they sincerely tried to understand scientology, before collapsing in giggles about how ludicrous it is. They make scientology fun.

    • flyonthewall
      • daisy

        Thank you, dear.

      • daisy

        Thanx for not pointing out that I just needed to scroll down ( rolls my eyes at myself )

    • They make infiltrating scientology fun. Fixed.

    • sashiebgood

      They may have figured out why people got in so deep, Carrie kept saying and Ross agreed, that the deliberate slow pace and continual repetition of concepts (not to mention the length of time spent in each session) makes people just agree with the instructor out of boredom. The redefinition of words, or deliberate choice of the 3rd or 4th meaning of a word keeps a person off balance. I haven’t listened to this whole episode yet,but I really love how they clearly know it’s a cult ,but are truly trying to remain objective and come at the subject with no fixed ideas. But they are seeing the contradictions inherent in the teachings right from the start. It may not have been this way at the beginning of scientology, but it’s clear how dated it is ,and how the insistence on LRH as a visionary for this millennium is killing this dogma from the inside.

      • daisy

        When they imitate the voice of the scions you hear the flat nature of tone. Always upbeat but what you would expect from a hypnotist to sound like. It does sound sooo boring.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      They are so funny! Again, Ross was the only one in the class. His teacher said there are levels OT 9 – 15 already completed, ready to share once the church is ready. OT 9 is called, “Orders of Magnitude” and OT 10 is “Character.” Did we know these levels were named? And did w know it goes up to 15?

  • Observer
    • Frodis73

      Snort, Trumplets.

    • Jimmy3

      Romney seriously just said, “Pic or it didn’t happen.”
      Where are we?

      • Nat-leficent

        Not in Kansas.

    • Frodis73

      Gotta say, Mitt was funny in this clip!
      BTW, Obs, in case you didn’t see it in my post late the other night, check out “Finding Vivian Maier” documentary. It’s on netflix. Amazing story about an unknown (until a total fluke auction discovery) photographer.

      • Observer

        Thanks, I will

        • Frodis73

          She has some great photos and her story is just crazy odd.

    • This is the longest I watched Mitt talking. I hope him and Donald will go away forever and Barney wins.

      • Jimmy3

        I don’t think Barney has a realistic shot. I hear the Teletubbies’ manager’s tell-all book is going to air some shocking dirty laundry on all of them. Who knows what kinda shit that dino was into.

        • Nat-leficent

          Can we make a temporary disqus channel to discuss politics you think?

          • Jimmy3

            I know, I know. You wanted to joke that Barney would carry all of the purple states. I thought of that too.

          • Frodis73

            I like the idea…I like to rant, and I know others here that do too, sometimes.

        • Teletubbies shoulld be illegal. Go Barney.

        • Ben Franklin

          He was just into singing and dancing.

          • Jimmy3

            You know who else liked to sing and dance? Michael Jackson.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        This guy? (refresh with an airplane barf bag)

        • This is too political.

          • L. Wrong Hubturd

            You’re right…as usual. I’ll be over here in the time-out corner if anyone needs me.

    • salin

      Watching this clip, don’t know whether to laugh, or to cry. I write this as one who was never a Romney fan, but also who had no extreme animus towards him.

    • beauty for ashes

      Thank you for sharing these! They never fail to make me laugh 🙂

  • Bob Crouch

    What do you mean, “You save $27.50.” I saved $275!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Un-progressive news from Europe, Jonny reporting on Belgium’s action against Scientology on the Continent. Jonny Jacobsen. Brussels. 09 March 2016.

    The Scilons seem to have ripped the EU and new one with an expert witness, on the subject of– Religion. The guy’s credentials are Euro-impressive. “Fluent in three languages, widely published and with an impressive range of international posts behind him, this was no lightweight taking the stand,” as Jonny put it.

    The conclusion is along the line of…
    https://www.byline.com/project/28/article/886

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Sounds to me like another uninformed apologist or a mysterious, large check appeared.

      • MaxSpaceman

        hoping it won’t damage litigation efforts against the cherch

    • Juicer77

      Oh, ugh.
      BZZZZZ, sorry Prof.
      “…it reflected a spiritual experience that had a broad vision of the world, a doctrine on which its practices depended.” A more narrow minded, prejudiced group of snobs does not exist than the Co$. The good professor has obviously not looked beyond the surface propaganda the “church” spits out. If he really dug in, he’d see that the Co$ views most of humankind as unworthy of their “spirituality.” He bought the BS, hook line and sinker.

  • Cars

    Nice write up about Phil & Willie and the ‘disconnection’ billboard on Page Six http://pagesix.com/2016/03/09/this-billboard-is-really-going-to-piss-off-scientologists/ The headline reads This billboard is really going to piss off Scientologists

    • MaxSpaceman

      great ! (because it has such “reach”)

      • Cars

        Yes. Now let’s hope more media pick up the story in the days to come.

    • Kay

      Most excellent !!

      • Cars

        It’s pretty exciting. I’m so happy for them. It’ll be interesting to check the news feeds in the days leading up to the 22nd and then to see the media fallout after the big unveiling.

    • daisy

      I DO like a pissed off scientologist. They are so funny when hot.

  • Vaquera

    • Kay

      Laugh !!

    • Nat-leficent

      XD

    • Cars

      Little wonder, size does matter. Font size, that is…

    • Juicer77

      Hee hee!

  • Frodis73
    • beauty for ashes

      Um Frodis, I blame you for this, (I mean mine) rabbit hole of “Making a Murderer.” I know I shouldn’t, but I cannot account for my behavior afterwards. Soooo many questions!!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfAA9y4png

      • Frodis73

        OMX!! Lol, I discovered her channel last week…she has dug up some totally interesting stuff!! After watching the doc I wasn’t convinced that Avery was innocent, but that didn’t matter, his trial was a f’n JOKE. After watching some of the stuff her and others have dug up…I’m totally not sure now. The whole damn thing might be as bad as some are saying and it was a total frame job on the part of the cops. I’m leaning towards the neighbor…the last house she was at…forget his name. Rabbit hole from hell I tell ya. I haven’t even touched the Reddit stuff yet either. Glad I am not alone in my obsession though. 🙂

        • beauty for ashes

          Its bad!! An thoroughly confusing. I just hope his new lawyer does better!

          • Frodis73

            I’m 8 mins into this video…holy f*ck!!! I cannot believe that asshat is NOT in jail FFS. Kratz is a PIG.

            • beauty for ashes

              Yep, and has claimed he suffers from narcissistic personality disorder. Our favorite!

            • Frodis73

              Just finished part 2. Kratz is a prime canidate to go work for Cof$!!! I seriously can’t believe he wasn’t disbarred…seriously, wth is going on in that part of WI?? Really makes you think how many other Avery, Dassey’s and Kratz’s are out there in the usa.
              Oh, did you know the one cop (the one that found the key i think) is now the head of the evidence department for the county???? WTF??!!?? Citizens should be freaking out over that.

            • beauty for ashes

              The irony of him being the keeper and protector of evidence was so crazy, I bust out laughing when I heard that! WTF?

        • Qbird

          Frodis, if we were face to face, we’d have tons to talk about regarding this “rabbit hole from hell” — no kidding. I just think this gal here is bizarre and a little nutty. That’s my opinion. Could be that I find her delivery irritating, that’s all.

          • Frodis73

            You going to be at howdycon…I can’t remember, but I think it’s a yes…the three of us can talk about it. lol

            • Qbird

              I thought real hard on it, dear heart. Considered what I want vs. what I need. Checked into flight prices, rooms, etc. Talked to my husband, my boss & my crew (who would have to cover me).
              I would dearly love to meet so many of you people who I respect & admire… and laugh with & enjoy… but, no can do Frodis73. So sorry. My work is seasonal, and I do get 2 1/2 months off every year, but not in June.
              I simply cannot justify spending the cash & then not making the cash (by missing work) to go to Denver (sic) for a long weekend. I pretty much make my living during the Summer Season & then just hang tough thru the Winters. :/

              But listen. Sherbet & I and most of the internationals will be right here @ The Bunker cheering you guys on & loving you up from afar. Also I’ve a Mac & maybe an iPhone peep or two can FaceTime me?
              eh? eh?

            • Frodis73

              Trust me, I totally understand. If it wasn’t in Cleveland i wouldn’t be able to go myself (I live here!). Hopefully we will get to meet another time…like the worldwide parties that are sure to break out if dm is arrested or something else just as big. I myself don’t have a cool phone or anything, but I am sure somebody will have something like that set up so we can all check in.

      • Qbird

        this is a wing nut.

        • Frodis73

          Who? Her? Or Kratz? I don’t think she is a wing nut…passionate about this issue, that’s for sure. She has brought for a ton of dox dealing with the Avery case that are pretty freaking damning…

          • Qbird

            yes her, she’s a passionate wingnut.
            Kratz in now in Superior WI and he’s a complete asshat.

            eta: who has she decided today is the real killer?

            • Frodis73

              I don’t know that she has. Like I said below, I just found her channel last week. I do know she and others have dug out docs that point to some basic detective fails regarding other suspects, etc. I’m glad there are people out there pissed off enough about this. We should all be appalled at what went down in that county. Miscarriage of justice doesn’t even cover it.

            • Qbird

              You are correct.

        • beauty for ashes

          I like her nuttiness most of the time, she comes from the theater and those are my people. True, sometimes her lack of polish irritates me. But as someone reviewing evidence, she has a criminal justice degree, and speaks rather plainly like the mother of six that she is. The question *how is evidence reviewed?* is one that has started to interest me, especially since I am going through the crazy making process of going through disability in Florida. But I had the same knee jerk reaction you did.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Oh, you’re fucking kidding me?! Just leave that man’s corpse alone already, geez.

      • Juicer77

        IKR

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    Checking in on the young Hollywood scilon set on social media (their network fascinates–and kinda nauseates–me), and I was reminded yet again about the unfairness of the scilon caste system (i.e., the it’s-different-for-“celebs” effect). This imbalance really bugs me and I wanted to share.

    The first pic is Alyssa Campbell–OTVIII OG David Campbell’s step-daughter–at her step-brother Channing Hansen’s recent art show. Pretty sure Channing is long out of the CoS, and I thought he was disconnected from his family still in. Maybe that’s changed. Good for them, I guess. You can just go ahead and ignore that billboard, like y’all will anyway.

    The second pic is from Emily Armstrong’s IG account, celebrating her year-long anniversary with her girlfriend. Nice to see they have the support of their scilon friends, like Masterson, the Lewises, etc. Would be nicer if other LGBTQ members of the CoS had the same kind of support.

  • Kay

    I just wanted to tell everyone (including our esteemed El Capitan T.O.) that I really appreciate the Bunker for the respect and kindness shown for others on this site. We don’t always agree with each other, but we act like adults for the most part except for when we are being intentionally silly. I don’t frequent other sites and rarely comment anywhere other than here, EXCEPT for last night when I felt that ethically I had to post an objection to a comment on one of the political sites supporting a certain candidate who shall remain unnamed. I used a new screen name and blank avi because I didn’t know what to expect. I was utterly shocked at the immediate onslaught of vitriolic, abusive, and profane responses that were immediately thrown at me from other commenters. I’m not a wimpy kind of girl, but I I felt as if I were suddenly surrounded by the enemy on some sort of political Hamburger Hill without my Bunker platoon to watch my “six”. Nobody here would ever let anyone attack any of us like that without taking them out, pronto. This is one of the few supportive, safe places left on the internet. Hearts to you all.

    • Qbird

      know what you mean, Kay. It is really easy to anonymously tear into someone else, anonymously.
      Nasty business.

      • Kay

        Absolutely. Such cowardly behavior. It sounds weird, but I almost felt physically assaulted because of the unfettered anger and abuse.

        • Qbird

          Remember this: these people don’t know you. And you don’t know them. If you did, the conversation would be different.

          • Kay

            Very true !! I knew because of the candidate involved that going into his territory as non-supporter would probably cause some anger, so I was totally prepared for some snarking, but nothing on this level. Life’s too short to argue with idiotic people like that, so I just didn’t respond.

          • Kay

            I didn’t see the bottom part of your post until just now. That is hilarious !! I am going to copy that for my office, truly. Sorry I missed that the first time around, I must not have refreshed.

            • Qbird

              ha! funny ~ just wanting to make you smile.
              I don’t f5… sometimes it’s funnier that way.
              hang tough Kay.

          • Gertrudis

            This is hysterical, Qbird!

        • Qbird

          Hi again Kay. I have seen this everywhere else I go on the internet too. Not only do I not comment on most sites, but I don’t even like reading them, I find it so awful & stupid. It’s crazy & super uncomfortable, mean-spirited & crappy… and explains why I hang out here in TUB.

          Get this: because of these ‘usual’ ‘normal’ comment sections, I didn’t even look at this one (back at the VV days) for well over 6 months! I just followed the main story & all the other links TO provided, which led to other links & voila ~ rabbit holes & stories & me learning what LRH & the CoS are all about.

          Then I kind of accidentally caught one of JohnP.’s posts wherein he made something that was really hard (for me) to understand, easier to understand. A clear, succinct, sincere & knowledgeable comment. That was so cool, plus he included a link backing up what he was saying. wow.

          Replied to him was someone calling themselves, SugarPlumFairy & she made a Scn. joke and I got it! That surprised me. Then she & BTN & Dee & Capt. Howdy & Sherbet & Poison Ivy & MWM & others were all just talking to each other. I was amazed. I felt I was eavesdropping in on smart, funny, insightful conversation. And when “trolls” came on board, they were not treated like shit — no ad hominem… just treated to razor sharp wit & information.
          Again, this was amazing to me. Still & all, it was to be another six months before I dared make a comment myself. I remember coming home from work reading the day’s article and then when I saw that there were 90 comments thinking “whew” that’s a lot — but I read every one.

          Hard to do that now with so many comments. I use that ‘sort by best’ feature a lot now.
          Anyway sweetheart, stay calm, stay focused & remember you will be known by your words & how you express yourself. It’s good. c ya ’round.

    • Frodis73

      Yes, it’s rough out there…there are a lot of hateful angry people in the world.

      • Kay

        I rarely venture outside of the Bunker except for very occasionally posting comments on stories in the New York Times or some other established publication, so boy I was not prepared for this at all. I’m not naive, but this was a real education for me regarding the level of anger that abounds today. Sad.

        • Frodis73

          It is. I don’t always read the comments either…they can be seriously depressing to me on some days. Like soul crushing hopelessness at times.

          • Kay

            Absolutely….I try to avoid comment sections as well because they are such a bummer. (unless they are mocking Tom Cruise’s face, which I always enjoy hearing about. I guess that makes me a small person…but hey not as small as he is. Oops I did it again….LOL )

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      The Bunker really is amazing. Or should I say, the Bunkeroos really are amazing.

    • OOkpik

      I know how that feels and I’m sorry you got dinged up for expressing an opinion. Hearts right back at you. 🙂

    • Rasha

      Hearts right back, Kay! I used to estimate how many levels of reply it took before an innocuous comment on a non-sensitive news article (say, “Local Resident Finds Avacado on Sofa”) turned into vitriol and ad hominem attacks, on typical websites, but gave up because the answer is 2 on average. The Bunker is unlike any other place. Seriously good peeps here, (and the Bunkeroos are amazing, too.) One of very few, rare places where the comment section itself is a distinct community and meeting place. Luv mah Bunker family.

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    the NY Post has picked up the billboard story!

    “This billboard is really going to piss off Scientologists”

    http://pagesix.com/2016/03/09/this-billboard-is-really-going-to-piss-off-scientologists/?

    • Kay

      Yay they made it to Page Six !!! That is a BIG deal. That will make it harder for DM to go after them because of the publicity. This makes me smile.

    • Frodis73

      Short and to the point. I love the part about not staying within moral bounds. lol

      • Juicer77

        Excellent zinger there, Phil and Willie!
        Bonus: “The Church did not respond.” Every time that happens they look less and less credible in the public eye.

    • Dice

      Great stuff!

    • Eivol Ekdal
  • Frodis73

    Watching nightline…so Trump has a modeling agency….guess he abuses that hb1 visa program with it. Hypocrite.

    • Robert Eckert

      That’s how he got his mail-order bride.

      • Kay

        I saw an anti Trump bumper sticker that said “Hey Dude…..you wouldn’t have a WIFE if there wasn’t for immigration.” (Actuallly he wouldn’t have had two wives..as his first wife was an immigrant as well)

        • Robert Eckert

          There’s some jobs that Americans just won’t do.

      • Frodis73

        Yeah, they talked about that…I didn’t know about that before seeing this as I haven’t paid that much attention to how they met. He’s such a scummy person.

    • Kay

      I’m surprised he didn’t hawk his modeling agency along with his other “products” during his informercial press conference the other day.

      • Frodis73

        They are being sued too…along with the “university”.

    • edge

      Trump is a model of inherited wealth with arguably just as many failures to his name as successes. The USFL. Trump University. Trump’s Casino in Atlantic City. Trump Mattresses. Trump Steaks. Trump Vodka. Three marriages. At least four bankruptcies. I have no doubt in my mind the Trump brand has value to a lot of people, but if those people did just a tiny bit of digging they’d find a lot to question.

      • Graham

        In the UK ‘trump’ is the word young children use as a euphemism for fart. So to me your list looks like Fart University. Fart Casino in Atlantic City. Fart Mattresses. Fart Steaks. Fart Vodka. Hee hee!

        • Juicer77

          Sounds about right.

      • Skabetti

        Except…did anyone see the vid where he asks people to raise their right hand and take an oath to vote for him? He’s using mind control under the guise of “people having a good time.” He has his protesters removed in front of a frightening, jeering crowd. Mind control. He glosses over evidence. Mind control. His “people” are strikingly familiar to the sci sheeple. It frightens me how easy it is to hypnotize crowds. He starts it and then they hypnotize themselves.

  • PJK

    Todays comic at Grimmy.com predicts a dire future for Tom Cruise:
    (F5)

    http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2016/MGG-2016-03-10.gif

  • Gertrudis

    Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening, Bunker!

    Just re-read an old post thanks to a comment by Intergalactic Walrus earlier today: http://tonyortega.org/2016/03/09/scientology-disconnection-billboard-to-be-a-block-from-david-miscaviges-office-and-residence/#comment-2560979433

    The main story from that post is so great, but found this little tidbit from another story in the post:

    “Scientology is a tiny, toxic organization whose every tenet, scripture, and activity is about control, interrogation, retaliation, and vengeance. And because of that, it is shrinking and headed for oblivion — perhaps with some spectacular upheavals along the way.”

    Tony Ortega – He certainly has a way with words. ;0)

  • daisy

    part 2 of podcast very funny . I love hearing people giggle .

  • Fink Jonas

    That’s good an all but now am just waiting to see what will be scientology’s attempt to derail this horrendous act of suppression where loved ones attempt to reconnect with each other, Lord knows this is hideous and the church won’t allow it…. the cults way of thinking sounds like a story from the 1600’s when the church ruled the world.

  • Dice

    So!…. David Miscavige is hiding out in his Hacienda and running his little bookstore around the corner on Hollywood Boulevard… Well well How cute is that. Ha ha… What a Nitwit! He god damn know the game is over!

    • Skabetti

      He’s a prisoner of scientology.

      • Dice

        God point!.. i got the picture. Thanks!

  • Mark Foster
    • Richard Grant

      It’s interesting. I’d say the writer falls into the tendency to simplify major shifts in scientific understanding by attributing them to a single visionary, a lone scientific genius. In the most glaring example, he comes close to characterizing the present scientific consensus about the process and underlying causes of global climate change as being solely the creation of NASA scientist James Hansen. Time will tell, he concludes, whether Hansen is proven correct or not. This isn’t exactly how modern science works in general, and certainly not climate science in particular.

      • Mark Foster

        good point!

      • Robert Eckert

        The heat-trapping behavior of CO2 was first experimentally measured by Tyndall in 1857, and the observation that industrial consumption of fossil fuels was raising CO2 concentrations and would inevitably lead to climate change was made by Arrhenius in the 1890’s (he thought it would be great for Sweden).

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Davey, Davey, give me an answer do
    I’m half crazy all because your love of woo
    Barring some judicial miscarriage
    Tell me Mr. Miscavige
    Will you have a jail cell
    With a sleeping nook built for Lou?

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Bravo, darling! Bravo! 😀

  • richelieu jr

    In an interesting coincidence, on the “Oh, No” podcast’s third episode about their exploration of Sciloonery, they tried to find out where Miscavige lived by looking up property deeds… They found nothing, of course, and thought may be he had done it under another name, or through a friend; which leads me to believe they ahven’t really cracked the CoS code yet.. CoS IS Miscavige et vice-versa.. (and DM has no friends)…

    It is also LRH and everyone he stole from, and it is, of course, also 100%.

    This is called The Scientology TRINITY

    LIAR
    SCUM and
    Wholly Crap

  • what time will the unveiling of billboard be done on the 22nd?

  • LAreader

    I’m so excited, I’m gong to pass this billboard every single day because it is right in my neighborhood! I will try to be there for the opening… Bravo!