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VIDEO: A look inside Scientology’s program to rally Russian members after police raids

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On Sundays, Rod Keller stops by to bring us a collection of things Scientologists have shared during the week on social media. After avoiding the Internet for many years, Scientologists now share things freely online. And this week, Rod found something really special.

It’s an hour long video from Russia, where Scientology has been going through a very tough time. The Moscow org has been raided multiple times by police forces in the last couple of years, and that’s bad news for Scientology leader David Miscavige, who relies on Russia for cheap labor at his facilities like the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. So what does Miscavige do to counter what’s going on in Russia? Rod, give us a description of what we see in this video.

Rod: This is a briefing given this week by Lynn Irons at the Moscow Ideal Org, with translation by Sea Org member Vladimir Kuropyatnik. Kuropyatnik has been quoted in Russian newspapers as the “founder” of the Moscow org, which may mean he is the HCO Exec Secretary. The briefing addresses public (i.e., non-staff) members at the org in the wake of the June raids by the Federal Security Service in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russian officials seized documents that may indicate Scientology is violating a prohibition on their activities handed down by a Moscow City Court late last year.

Irons joined Scientology in 1973 in the San Francisco area at the Davis Mission. He later was the Mission Holder at the San Francisco Mission prior to the 1982 Mission Holder’s Conference in which missions were taken back from their owners by Scientology. Many members left the church at that time, but Irons became involved in WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) and today is one of the leaders of Business Forward, one of the largest WISE consultant groups in countries with Russian speaking populations. After working as ED in Tampa for several years, in 2011 Irons became the Executive Director of the Tampa Ideal Org.

In 1992 he, along with the late Geoff Barton and former GO executive Arte Maren, became “pioneers” to bring Scientology to Russia. “Pioneer” is a Scientology term of art to describe the first to travel to a particular country to set up groups or missions.

The video has four main sections. First, he establishes his bona fides in Scientology and in disseminating in Russia. Then he discusses recent events in Russia and says not to worry because Scientology always wins. He then compares the situation in Russia to the flap in Clearwater over the 2009 publication of “The Truth Rundown” in the St. Petersburg Times, and finally he describes the power of postulates in which anything is possible, from shrinking your feet to re-growing hair, to having Scientology continue to spread throughout Russia.

The Bunker: Irons puts on quite a show. We’re trying to put ourselves in the place of someone in the audience. Your org has been raided by the police multiple times, the courts are against you, and it sure looks like Vladimir Putin wants you out. We’d imagine that’s a fairly precarious situation to be in. So here comes this American to speak, and we’re guessing that your average Russian Scientologist in the room is thinking this is as close to a message from David Miscavige that they’re going to get. In that situation, we might want to hear something about how the mothership back in the US is sending attorneys and money to take on the Russian government or something. Instead, what we get is essentially a pep talk, with the message to “keep your chin up.” The answer to resistance against Scientology, he says, is just more Scientology. Disseminate, disseminate, disseminate. Did his message strike you as very effective, given the situation his audience is in?

Rod: His message is to not worry about it. Scientology always wins. The police are dealing not just with the publics and staff in Moscow, but the Sea Org members in Copenhagen and America who stand behind them. To a public, that sounds like a very powerful force of powerful beings. And if that’s not enough, the police are fighting the 80 percent of the Russian people Irons claims support Scientology, the same Russian people who are only two generations from those who won the “Great Patriotic War,” as World War II is known in Russia. It’s as if the police are fighting Scientology, the Red Army, and Mother Russia all at the same time. They’re fighting the fabric of Russian culture — the music, the arts, their love of children. If you believe all of that it’s inevitable that Scientology will win. Yes, I think it’s very effective and plays off the things all Russians hold dear.

The story he tells of opening offices in the Russian White House is particularly telling. He describes how they were set to open a Hubbard College of Russia and the East, and the grand opening day was the day of the attack. Russians would understand this is as the October 4th, 1993 attack by Boris Yeltsin to suppress an attempted coup by members of Parliament. The point is clear — suppressive Yeltsin destroyed our offices with tanks, but Yeltsin is gone and we are still here. Some day Putin will be gone and we will still be here.

The Bunker: We had to give points to Irons for his presence on stage. He projects a successful persona, and he’s a decent public speaker. We could see the audience members getting caught up in what he was saying. That they will win in the end That the raids are actually a sign of how successful they are. That they can create their “ideal scene” by simply “postulating” it — in other words, visualizing it. And then he starts talking about how the power of that kind of positive thinking can make you shrink down the size of your feet or grow your hair back, and the spell was utterly shattered. We then remember how this has always been Scientology’s essential scam — promise superpowers, and when they don’t happen, it’s your fault for not doing the tech 100 percent correctly. How much of his own spiel do you think he actually believes?

Rod: I don’t know if he harbors any doubts, but the notion that the way to combat suppression is to flourish and prosper is completely standard LRH, lifted almost word for word from Ron’s Journal 31, 1980 – The Year of Expansion. The vast majority of Scientologists believe this, and it’s likely that everybody in the audience is completely aware of this journal as well. The feet and the hair are his own example, but if you believe that we all have a shared reality that we control as omnipotent beings then anything you can imagine is possible. Pigs can fly, you can turn water into wine, mountains can be created or destroyed. Feet and hair seem pretty tame postulates if the theory is correct. But the only way to make your postulates stick, or become reality, is to train and be processed to higher levels in Scientology.

As for it being his own spiel, it is largely not. He is a celebrity Scientologist performing specific tasks in a much more involved program written at high levels in OSA Int, or probably by COB himself. He would be given a checklist of policies to read and star-rate in preparing his talk. The Sea Org member running this will send a Program Compliance Report back daily to say which steps have been completed. This will include all these public actions, the investigations and blackmail, and the search for SPs among the org publics and staff.

The Bunker: Well, it’s a great find, and thank you for bringing it to the Bunker, Rod. Now, let’s turn it over to the commenters to tell us what they think. Here is the video, in three segments…

 

 
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Speaking of promising superpowers, here’s a rundown on all the nifty powers you’ll get at Super Power in Clearwater…

 
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  • DMSTCC

    Finished watching #2 and just into 3, but had to pause to hit the beer store. Telling lies and shaming people to give up their lives. It’s just so fucking painful to watch.

  • nottrue
    • Kestrel

      Well, it’s no wonder. The Maiden Voyage Event series wasn’t supposed to be a movie.

    • Kay

      Choose your “monies” wisely ? Laugh.

      • April

        If I had my choice, all my monies would be $1,000 bills.

        • Kestrel

          It’s difficult to get change for $1000 at your local grocery store.

    • Choose your spell-checkers wisely.
      Because OT’s can’t spell.

    • madame duran

      Worse than Battlefield Earth? I’m not a fan of most Hollywood film fare but I can’t imagine anything currently out as bad as that cinematic pile of poop.

    • Justmeteehee

      Ha! “Fellow artist”. Those acting chops in “Fat Actress” showed the goods, but keep telling yourself you’re special dear.

      • Liberated

        Ya know, I saw her on Larry King some time ago, and of course they were discussing her (cough, cough) weight problem, and she actually said this ” yeah, I might be a little overweight but I’m pretty”
        Gag, and gag again.

        • Justmeteehee

          Too much nasty on the inside to reflect anything but on the outside but she’d just say that’s my “religious bigotry” 😜

  • Kay

    This is a re-post by me from a comment I made early this morning on yesterday’s post. I decided to post it here again, because frankly, when it involves Kirstie Alley, once just isn’t enough for me. Anyway, here it is, enjoy !

    0630 AM:

    I found an interesting article online by Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kirstie Alley’s former dance partner on DWTS. He said they had been really good friends after partnering, they talked all the time, did stuff together, and suddenly when she found out that he was interesting in dating Jennifer Lopez AND had become friends with Leah Remini, who is Lopez’s best friend, she disconnected from him. This is what he said:

    “We had a great relationship … But I got a message now that I am associating with other people that she can’t be associated with, I am no longer to be spoken with, and sorry, but it is what it is.”

    Chmerkovskiy seems baffled more than anything. “I think the world of her,” he says of Alley, 63. “I’m not judging people by their religion. I’m Jewish. I don’t really believe in science fiction, but whatever.”

  • Cars

    If Phil or Willie are in the Bunker, here is a current tweet with a photo of your daughter Emily. I hope this is not too painful for you to see. Posted with good intentions and <3.

    https://twitter.com/BE_the_Book/status/754798033213108224

    • UhLasare

      Is will.i.am of the Roots a Scientologist?

      • MarcabExpat

        Black-Eyed Peas. (If so, seems more fitting somehow than The Roots.)

        • UhLasare

          Yeah, oops. Was thinking of his performance with Jimmy as Mir.i.am. Eww.

          • MarcabExpat

            Hahahaha I feel ya 🙂

      • jazzlover

        And if so, can Fergie be far behind?

    • MarcabExpat

      Whatcha bet he just agreed to pose for a fan photo and this is the spin that gets put on it?

      (I dunno, he did attend some shindig with Will Smith a while back, but he might have just wanted to attend a shindig with Will Smith.)

      • UhLasare

        Scientologists seem to do this all the time – photo ops with unsuspecting “opinion leaders” that they use to try to legitimize what they’re up to. Oh well. Emily looks healthy. Hope she gets out soon.

        • MarcabExpat

          She does look amazing given her job. Someone else noted that they’re probably treating her very well to lower the likelihood of her paying attention to Phil & Willie’s efforts.

      • flyonthewall

        his foster brother was killed. Sad. Hope the cult(s) don’t suck him in based on that “ruin”

    • hmmm preemptive blocked from @BE_the_Book

    • Kay

      I don’t see anything…was this taken down?

  • nottrue
    • Robert Eckert

      “for a limited time” because this org is not going to be able to keep functioning much longer

    • flyonthewall

      they trademarked “scientometric”? That must be a very lucrative word… 75 years ago

    • gtsix

      No obligations. ..

      Why would you have to state that? Reputation preceding you, scientology?

  • Addison DeWitt

    Hey, guys! I’m more of a lurker here than most but I did enjoy meeting Tony in Cambridge recently! Anyhoo, a buddy who works in a building that Scientology just bought in Boston and he sent me some cool pix of the Org. How can I get them to you guys?

    • Robert Eckert

      Usually Disqus lets you attach pictures by clicking on the picture icon (little mountainscape) in the lower left corner of the reply box and browsing around your directories. Sometimes it posts them upside down or refuses to post them at all, *shrug*

    • Kim O’Brien

      can you ask him to mail me a sub from Leone’s on Broadway ? it’s right across from Star Market in Somerville . 🙂

    • make a new post and include the picture

    • flyonthewall

      email to Tony. He may include them in a post.

  • Yeah, so I guess there’s a “debate” on “The Bunker” about whether “2d Amendment” “rights” are more important than lives of human beings, black, white, blue, or Puerto Rican.
    Meanwhile the weapons industry licks its chops.

    • flyonthewall

      there’s no debate here. I am right and everyone else is wrong. Like always

  • Kim O’Brien

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e75c5140611fd2d0555d6e816e81cad09b69db002b625c88871bd55d8bc3c4e.jpg

    No kitties …But here is my brand new baby cousin . His name is Fitz ….( refresh )

    • Qbird

      oh my goodness ~ that’s beautiful.

      • Kim O’Brien

        i know right ? i just wanna eat him up

        • Missionary Kid

          CANNIBAL! (Joking).

    • flyonthewall

      is that like from the Johnny Cash song, “Boy named Fitz”?

      • Kim O’Brien

        no …just a cute baby named after his mothers maiden name 😉 His name is Fitzgerald …and he is my new favorite 😉

        • flyonthewall

          aww, I’m not your fav anymore? Babies are tough competition, I understand. Congrats, he’s a beauty

    • flyonthewall

      beautiful baby btw 🙂

    • order66

      Spoil the hell out of him.

    • Scott H

      You’re forgiven for the missing kitty quotient because he’s so damn adorable.

    • Justmeteehee

      I just want 5 minutes to inhale him…mmmmm!

    • aquaclara

      So sweet!

    • Chee Chalker

      He is precious! Congratulations on the newest member of the family!

    • beauty for ashes

      Aww that blanket, and those tooooeeeees!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • TexasBroad

      Babies are such a great way to start people!
      I wish I could kiss his toes!

    • Juicer77

      Awwwwww dem feeties!!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Oh what a sweetie!!

  • order66

    Alright, so we’ve got this clam talking about getting superpowers and making comparisons to Spider-Man. And, just like every time scientologists open their mouths, she gets it wrong.

    “With great power comes great responsibility.” Something a scientologist wouldn’t understand. Words from a comic book writer who is more entertaining, a better writer, and who has probably had more of a positive impact on more people’s lives than a hack author who had to start a cult/Ponzi scheme in order to get people to read his books.

  • Andrew Kiyotaka Caesar

    Scientology is probably a very good precursor to the BabylonIan Mystery religion as described in Revelation in my opinion.

    Besides visiting the Underground Bunker, visits to infowars, powerofprophecy, and David Icke seem to be on the menu although this is the only website that I have joined a discussion commentary with.

    Also notice censorship of the Internet is increasing with Google and yahoo participating in some major ways. Just navigating to this website would be difficult if I didn’t know what I was looking for. So that becomes a fresh new supply of unwashed masses for the Scientology fodder. Neither do I have any illusions about voting for Hitllery for that matter. She almost reminds me to a T of Tublard (I meant Hubbard). Very scary. ^_^

    • Kim O’Brien

      the Hanging Gardens of Babylon ( along with the pyramids ) were used as storage for grain . everyone knows that . Duh . It’s not like you have to be a brain surgeon .

      • Kay

        Howling with laughter at this !!

    • Missionary Kid

      T also stands for Trump.

    • I like David Icke

      • Liberated

        Hey, my lizard’s better than your lizard.

        • Robert Eckert

          “It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…”
          “You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”
          “No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
          “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
          “I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
          “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t people get rid of the lizards?”
          “It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
          “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
          “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
          “But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”
          “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”

          • Liberated

            Hey man, just tell me if I’m crazy or not, now I’m completely confused.

        • I am soooo Green!

    • Missionary Kid

      To me, either whoever wrote Revelations was on drugs, or they were actually talking about what they hoped would happen to deliver people from Roman rule. It’s all allegory, yet fundamentalists insist that it is literal and use it to scare people.

      Among my fundamentalist preacher father’s seminary books was one that gave all the reasons for the near return of Jesus to take the faithful away from the huge, deadly wars, famines, death, disease, and destruction of the present day. Included in that were all sorts of signs that were seen as foretelling the end of the world, especially the fights going on in the Middle East.

      There’s only one problem. The book was written in the 1920s, after WWI and the massive killings that took place. That’s nearly 100 years ago.

      People looking for signs find them.

      • what really irritates me, is that they always threaten us, that they will come back!

        • Missionary Kid

          Just like $cientology.

      • Scott H

        A perfect summation.

        • Missionary Kid

          Thank you.

      • order66

        True, Revelations is pretty much all allegory, and the inspiration for some great metal music.

        • Missionary Kid

          Hey, Alice Cooper, like me, is a Missionary Kid and a Preacher’s kid. The difference is, he returned to the fold, and I just kept going. At least, when I met him, we had a lot in common to talk about. His wife is a PK, too.

      • Andrew Kiyotaka Caesar

        I really like u. ^_^ Also aware of all those things u mention. Yet I am still hopeful in my belief.

    • April

      Not sure why you had such a hard time finding this site. I opened a new incognito window in Google Chrome and searched “underground bunker;” this site was the 2nd result. I searched “Tony Ortega” and this site is the first result. If people don’t know the name of this blog or who Tony Ortega is, how is that Google’s “censorship?”

      Keep that David Icke and other conspiracy shit on other sites.

      • Justmeteehee

        Same for me, ps April, are we related? We look alike 😜

    • Missionary Kid

      Oh, shit! That really does sum it up! Thanks.

  • Gus_Cox

    This guy presents an annoyingly arrogant mien on stage that is not unlike that of the Fatman Himself.

    I’m sure it was drilled into him ruthlessly.

  • Addison DeWitt
    • Kim O’Brien

      that looks like a John Wayne Gacey exhibit .Is that pokeman for pedophiles ?

      • Ella Raitch

        You’re so naughty…but absolutely right!

      • Scott H

        Kim I’m going to steal that..Poké for Pedos

  • Addison DeWitt
  • Addison DeWitt
    • So what happens if said sap doesn’t pay?

      Aside from having life made completely horrible by having to move to another planet to avoid follow-up calls, is it considered a legal contract?

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    “The police are dealing not just with the publics and staff in Moscow, but the Sea Org members in Copenhagen and America who stand behind them. ” I haven’t watched the videos however I assume this is Rod’s summary statement or paraphrasing of a theme in Lyon’s speech.
    Take that over to such a speech to be given in The USA. It is in its essence a statement of a domestic group stating that it is going to do whatever the hell it want regardless of the law, AND it is being actively supported by its companion cells located in Copenhagen and Russia.
    Is that not a direct affront to the national government? …regardless of the target government’s benevolence or oppression.
    Smells like the CIA, akin to the theme of John Perkin’s. “Confessions of an economic hitman”. ….Corporatocracy, hegemony anyone?
    Of course where convenient the CofS is slf proclaimed either a business or a religion according to chosen utility. It does make me wonder why they do not come out and beforthrite about it being a political organization (by actual practice) wishing to be protected under the First Amendment and other religion/conscience laws or rights. OH , Wait….hello IRS please just look the other way while we find blackmail material to keep you frozen and corral all possible policial allies and turncoats. As the world is……

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Liberated

      Now I’m pissed.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Can you imagine that every time you turn on the TV and see that another tragic incident has occurred somewhere around the globe (which seems to be happening weekly) that you get a searing pain in the pit of your stomach, not from the heartache of trying to fathom the effects of the tragedy on your fellow man but because you know that your “church” is going to exploit the tragedy by trying to squeeze money out of you for their obvious booklet scams. SMH

        • Liberated

          Speaking of tragic incidences, 3 more officers were murdered and 3 injured today in Baton Rouge. Now I’m beginning to lose track. Three murdered in Dallas 2 days ago, and that’s just in America, I’m not even talking about about Nice, or Turkey but there comes a point when I just can’t look anymore. I don’t know what part of the world you hail from but I think we can all say, it’s completely out of control.
          I have absolutely no answer. Of course those scum bags will exploit the crap out of it, isn’t that what they do?

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Dallas = 5 cops and 3 more today. I swear, every time I turn on the TV now, hell has broken loose again somewhere new. And the RNC Convention is starting and Ohio is an open carry state. Pro-Trump lunatics and Black Panther crazies all boasting that they will show up to demonstrate flashing their guns. Lord have mercy.

            • Liberated

              It’s gonna make the 1968 Dem. convention look like a bunch of sissies.
              Lord have mercy is right

    • JaxNGold

      Shameless pigs strike again.

    • FredEX2

      Scientologists don’t pray.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Alfreddie Johnson now refers to himself as “The Spiritual Tycoon” :O

    “I bet you’ve noticed I’ve been a little M.I.A lately. Hello Somebody!
    But it’s all for a good reason. I have been working on something new that I want to share with all of you.
    I am creating a team and I want you to be a part of that team and take a trip on a fantastic adventure!
    Inbox me to learn more.”
    ‪#‎RevRockRollas‬
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2399c97612e015d6689537cda1736c4b1d1a14c05474f856d4b957acdad146c1.jpg

    • Liberated

      Shoot me now.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Has a “church” ever attracted a more motley group of characters? SMH

        • Liberated

          The answer is a resounding NO !

        • Yes but none you’d be familiar with.

          They practiced male and female prostitution as part of sacred rites that also featured the burnt sacrifice of infants to the gods in exchange for assumed guarantees of divine protection.

          Then again they seem rational compared to some …

    • Susan black

      Allfraudie is so cool.

      • Juicer77

        Lol

  • rickiraccoon

    OT; I just watched the 60 minutes interview with Trump and it was like deja vu….Trump would’ve made a great scientologist because all he did was ‘Attack never defend’

    • Liberated

      Yeah, I watched the show til he said ” I’ll never apologize ”

    • Susan black

      Only if he be in dm’s tiny boots.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Getting The Donald to answer the simple question concerning what “declaring war on ISIS” actually means, in terms of committing ground terms and other military resources, was like pulling teeth and he just wouldn’t be pinned down on that very important question, despite being pressed hard on it. Similarly, he’s all for tearing up the agreement with Iran concerning their nuclear program, but after that, then what’s next? He’s got no plan whatsoever other than some vague talk about re-instituting international sanctions.

      • He has no plans for anything. He has talking points.

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Absolutely! And at this point in his campaign, on such pivotally important issues, it’s completely reasonable to expect him to have a detailed and clearly articulated plan that he’s able to discuss directly…especially after being asked about it 5 or 6 times in a row on primetime TV!

          Without a clear statement about what “declaring war on ISIS” actually means in terms of the actions that he’d direct our military to undertake, one must assume that he’d be willing to commit as many of our ground troops and other military resources to achieving that end as necessary…after all, that’s generally what “declaring war” means when a U.S. president makes that kind of statement!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Ms. Toth resoundlingly claiming much more ease in going exterior and going forth and doing things.

    At various distances. Feckin’ deluded. And spreading the woo so that others will spend their dough to get what she knows ‘she’ didn’t get. Obviously. To everyone.

    Except… Clams !! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc46854c23da6db56e3a163d382edb37c58c8aa042a8a8a75e07148051f0bb7d.jpg

  • beauty for ashes

    “In America you say” Get out of here!” to someone you don’t like, In Russia we say “Stay Put!” ~ Olya Povlatsky
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J8mtsY3ymk

  • redfisch

    Missing Baby’s comments. 🙁
    Hope she’s feeling better.

    • Juicer77

      Yay Fred!! Anytime you make them facepalm, it’s a good day. 😉 Thx for the link, Dice!

  • Juicer77

    Snapped this pic at The Open. Thought it would make you all giggle. F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2318fba718c634d129d3f3e8785c5873aac6cc1db0a1d71c37d618755b999ce0.jpg

    • I’m thrilled that Stensen won.
      And I can’t stand Mickelson.

      • Juicer77

        Mickelson was extremely polite and it was a tremendous competition. They both did great!

        • Oh yeah, fantastic golf. And nearly all golfers are polite, of course.
          But I never could stand Mickelson, even before he was caught insider trading to pay off his gambling debts. Only a recent federal court ruling prevented him from being criminally prosecuted.
          http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/21/sports/golf/in-the-clear-phil-mickelson-can-thank-an-insider-trading-ruling.html
          I had suspected for some time that his goody-goody persona was a front.
          He has a geeky awkwardness to him that makes it painful for me to watch.
          Kinda weird that he is right-handed and golfs left, and Stensen is left-handed and golfs right.

          • MostEthicalPimp

            When I was in the doing the purif there was a guy there who had some sort of insider stock scheme that was financed by a retired professional athlete and involved some dutch bank. Didn’t really pay attention. Bikinis and heat(Not just the hormonal kind) will do that to a 16 year old. Of course, all the adults wanted to be in on it.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      No bunker play??? What kind of cr@ppy bunker is that? I think I’ll stay right here 🙂

      • Juicer77

        IKR?!?

  • I found a “Sherman spinner” site and this is the original from Tony’s post:

    “On Sundays, Rod Keller stops by to bring us a collection of things Scientologists have shared during the week on social media. After avoiding the Internet for many years, Scientologists now share things freely online. And this week, Rod found something really special.”

    This is the result:

    “On Sundays, Rod Keller stops by to carry us a group of things Scientologists have shared for the duration of the week on social media. after avoiding the net for decades, Scientologists now proportion things freely on-line. and this week, Rod located something definitely unique.”

    See the difference 🙂

  • Juicer77

    F5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/deda07a36a17bf23491eb3f0869646a48df937f95ea8c0d1386abc47879bb8cd.jpg A moment of silence for Nice and all of France, on the Scottish coast…

    • richelieu jr

      Lovely.

  • richelieu jr

    Gotta love the grinning smugness of Sly Beard Man telling them that manipulating his children into going to a boarding school and when they complain telling them it is their fault because they “chose this family”, as “granting them the BEINGNESS OF BEING CAUSE”.

    If he was my dad I’s be scheming to grant him the receivingness in his buttocks-hood of the kickingess of my boot, and the opportunity to knowing he was at cause for his loneliness and grant him the beingness of shedding his smugness along with his emùaciated bodiness in a psychward where he rejoices in the openness of the backness of his blue robe where the ever-presentness of my boot-print marks, and the boot-laces dangling from his crackness show for all to see the undeniable evidenceness of his having “Pulled It In”.

    The other boot I’d have bronzed and turned into a Trophy for Meritorious Ass-Kicking Recievingness for DeadBeat Dadness and Smug Supercilliousnessness and presented to him on his death bed.

    ‘casue, you know, he CHOSE THIS FAMILY.