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Scientology in Ireland is nearly dead: Here’s how Tom Cruise & the gang plan to bring it back

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Rod Keller keeps an eye on Scientology social media for us, and on Sundays he dives into the latest happenings with the organization’s many front groups. This time, he’s taking us to Ireland, where a new strategy is unfolding. Take it away, Rod…

The Church of Scientology is preparing to open a National Affairs Office at 4 Merrion Square in Dublin, Ireland. The opening is currently scheduled for October 15.

 
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The green door in the photo above has been painted white during renovations. Photographer Killian Raynor has noticed “Masses of furniture have been moved into it for the past few months,” and posted the photos below to the blog Broadstreet.com.

 
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Merrion Square is bounded on three sides by Georgian red brick residences, and on the fourth by Leinster House, the seat of the Irish Parliament. All of the houses on the square are handsome and No. 4 is no exception, but it’s not really the house Scientology wanted.

The house below with the black door is No. 69 Merrion Square, and Scientology’s first choice. In 1956, L. Ron Hubbard established offices there, promoting it as the H.A.S.U.K. Atomic Energy Healing Division Emergency Station. It was intended to provide a base for Scientology should the U.K. – and the main Scientology location at 37 Fitzroy Street in London – come under nuclear attack.

 
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The idea of protecting Scientology during a nuclear war would later lead to the construction of underground vaults at locations in California and New Mexico, where Hubbard’s writings are preserved on steel plates, sealed in titanium containers that are filled with inert gas. In 1956 there was only the above-ground No. 69 Merrion Square, a fall-back position in case of nuclear war rather than a bunker.

 
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The building is revered by Scientologists as the site where Hubbard developed the Personal Efficiency course. From Bare-Faced Messiah, by Russell Miller…

At the end of March 1956, Ray Kemp accompanied Hubbard on a trip to Dublin. “He wanted to see if there was something he could do for Ireland,” Kemp explained. “He felt that Ireland’s troubles were based on the fact that it was a bit like a Third World nation and had never been able to apply the skills of its people. We were there for two or three days and he spent the whole time talking to people. We’d be walking down the street and all of a sudden he wasn’t there. I’d look back and see him deep in conversation with someone, asking them if they had a job, what their skills were, things like that. Believe it or not, he’d actually run a little process on them there and then and they’d feel better and he’d walk away. His idea was to open a Personal Efficiency Foundation in Dublin to teach people how to apply whatever skills they had got, but I don’t think anything ever came of it.”

The Personal Efficiency Course is still delivered in Scientology orgs and missions as an introductory course, covering the ARC Triangle, the eight Dynamics, and other core Scientology principles. But the new course was not enough to save the Merrion Square office, as former Scientologist Anthony Phillips recalls:

One day Jack Parkhouse, the executive director asked me into his office, at the basement at the foot of the stairs. Would I take the job of Director of The American College of Personal Efficiency in Dublin, Ireland. I was flabbergasted, and far below making a self determined decision. If Jack Parkhouse thought I could do it, who was I to say no?

I went to Dublin, and for me it was six months of hell, where when I sent my weekly report to Jack and Ron Hubbard, I pleaded every time for someone to relieve me. I understood there was 25 percent unemployment in Dublin, we were in debt to the newspapers that carried adverts for us. Twice Jack sent an auditor out for a week to audit me, and generally sort the affair out. After 6 months I was relieved (in two senses of the word).

There was one highlight to this period; the running of the Personal Efficiency Course.

No. 69 Merrion Square closed in 1958. But a plan to re-open at the same location was hatched by Scientology leader David Miscavige more than 50 years later. No. 69 was not available for purchase, but for a sale price of 400,000 Euros, No. 4 was the next best thing, as announced by Orange, California-based Scientologist Mary McCrink and Dublin mission Executive Director Ger Collins.

 
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A National Affairs Office is unusual in Scientology. There is only one similar facility – in Washington, DC.

The Frasier Mansion was purchased in 1994 to serve as the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C.. But the 1890 structure was too small for the Ideal Org program announced in 2004, under which all orgs should have at least 50,000 sq. ft. of space, and Scientology purchased the former American Trucking Association building on 16th St. NW as their new home. Rather than sell the Frasier Mansion, it was repurposed to be the first National Affairs Office.

 
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The National Affairs Office is different from other Scientology orgs and missions, which all share the seven-division, 21 department “org board.” The National Affairs Office has only one department – the Office of Special Affairs, or Department 20, and only one of the main three functions of OSA – public relations. The purpose is to promote Scientology’s “fourth dynamic”, or “4D” campaigns which purport to help mankind through drug education and promoting human rights, but have a secret purpose to recruit opinion leaders in the community as allies to help protect Scientology from attack, a policy known as “safepointing.”

The office hosts politicians, diplomats, activists, religious leaders and other opinion leaders, such as this 2013 event with Scientologist and actress Jenna Elfman, OSA staff member Beth Akiyama and U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown.

 
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At this 2012 event held at the office OSA staff member Jesse Morrow hosted local religious leaders for a drug education seminar for the group Foundation for a Drug-Free World.

 
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While the Dublin mission has fallen on hard times and struggles to stay afloat, Scientology has been preparing the city for the opening of their own National Affairs Office by involving Irish officials in Fourth Dynamic events. The honorary mayor of Galway, Ireland, Noel Larkin, participated in this event for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World along with Clearwater-area Scientologists and the Scientology swing band The Jive Aces.

 
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The Mayor of Limerick Kieran O’Hanlon.

 
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Waterford Mayor John Hearne.

 
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The Deputy Mayor of Cork in Ireland, Ken O’Flynn visited Clearwater and the anti-Psychiatry group CCHR (Citizens Commission on Human Rights).

 
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Opera singer Amanda Neri is seen as an opinion leader, and has expressed interest in OSA and the National Affairs Office.

 
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Tuairisc.ie reported in August, 2016 that Scientology is translating materials into Irish. These are materials for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, one of the front groups that will be promoted by the National Affairs Office. The “Truth About Drugs” pamphlets mix accurate medical information about drugs with false information, such as this claim that all drugs are poisons, and the dosage determines if it is a stimulant or depressant.

 
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The L. Ron Hubbard booklet The Way to Happiness and materials for the Scientology drug rehab system Narconon are also being translated into Irish.

 
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We can expect Irish versions of literature from Youth for Human Rights, Criminon, and Scientology Volunteer Ministers to be produced as well. They are all parts of OSA, and will be run out of the National Affairs Office.

 
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The larger question about the new National Affairs Office is whether this represents a new series of buildings – offices in the capital cities of other countries. Scientology has a tendency towards balance, attempting to place an Ideal Org in each city, an Ideal Advanced Org, a Continental Liaison Office, and a Continental Narconon in each continent. Perhaps we will see new National Affairs Offices in Mexico City, Ottawa, Paris, Moscow, Johannesburg, Canberra, and Tokyo in the years to come.

— Rod Keller

 
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Squeeze Cathy’s cans tonight in LA

There’s one last chance to catch Cathy Schenkelberg’s solo performance of “Squeeze My Cans” in Los Angeles tonight before she heads back out of town for a while. She’ll be at the Lounge Theater at 4:30 pm. Go here for tickets.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Actual caption: “Very excited about our upcoming Battlefield Earth comic and graphic novel! And extremely excited that it is being illustrated by Mike Perkins!!”

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on September 25, 2016 at 07:00

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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

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  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Terra Cognita over at Mike Rinder’s blog has an interesting deconstruction of the “Doubt Formula.” For you who have spent years limiting your infinite span of Existence to the paltry limitations of Hubbard’s “Conditions of Existence”, I recommend it.

    I made a comment but it is currently in moderation. I don’t know when Mike or his Moderators will get to it.

    ETA: It’s posted now.

    • iampissed

      Who

      • Techie

        He is not talking about the Wrath of the Hurt Buns, he is talking about Mike Rinder. They are both MRs but Mike does not live up to his initials.

        • iampissed

          Oh thanks for the clarification. We likes Mr Rinder.

    • Shanester

      Yes, Terra Cognita is always a good read and today’s “Condition of Doubtfulness” offers a great breakdown of the problems with applying Hubbard’s Doubt Formula. I made a comment, too. Mike is good about posting them (unless they’re insane or super-mean).

    • Mike Rinder doesn’t camp his blog, so moderation gets done when it gets done.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        Yup. As it should be. I’m glad he has a life.

        • Someone I’d really like to meet.
          One of the most amazing and important stories in this epic.

      • Draco

        Now what would a camp Rinder’s Blog look like?

        • Michael Leonard Tilse

          There would be tents.
          And Campfires.
          And kiddlets.

          And fishing.
          Yea, lots of fishing.

          • Qbird

            Mike likes to fish?!!! What fish? Ocean fish? Bass? Wha?!!!

          • “Please, sir, I want s’more”

      • Chee Chalker

        Yes apparently Mike has a life outside of monitoring Internet blogs for a mention of his name.

    • Kestrel

      I went over there. Good read. So was your comment. Thanks for the reminder to check it out.

    • Qbird

      good.

    • Juicer77

      Very interesting article… Can’t help but compare Dead LRon’s “Condition of Doubt” criteria to recent comments aimed at $ci critics. There is no middle ground. Is that the point? SMH

  • Bob Crouch

    The biggest problems “independents” have is that as soon as they try to create the Hubbard good–DM bad illusion, usually it does not take long for proof to the contrary to emerge. Invariably, the proved scenario is: LRH bad–DM bad!

    So in this case, scientology rents a building in Ireland. And proceeds with the following logic: Therefore, we have “got the problem of radiation whipped.” (Really, by a con man who could not even pass freshman math and physics? Yet, he called himself Dr. Hubbard, the nuclear physicist anyway?) Therefore, global dissemination is now on a total tear.

    To me, this sounds a lot like the “ideal” program: Get a building, and the rest will take care of itself. Sure, Hubbard. Sure, Dave.

  • Mockingbird

    In a way Marty Rathbun is doing us a favor. Hubbard’s long gone, but Marty is available now to use Scientology PR tactics and show how irrational and immature they are.

    For members that only saw policies decades after Hubbard feuded with people we had no idea how lie filled his responses were. Since we can see Marty attack folks now we can see both sides in real time. It is educational.

    • Qbird
    • Qbird

      I actually agree with you here, Mockingbird. educational. yes.

      • Mockingbird

        Thanks. I found when Jon Atack explains things like the various policies and discoveries Hubbard claimed to find for ethics and behavior along with the events that happened when Hubbard came up with those policies it becomes clear how they were part of the con and control Hubbard used. While in Scientology I had no context against which to judge anything except the doctrine Hubbard himself presented.

        It’s kind of like asking lots of people who are in the top one percent or top one tenth of one percent financially to discuss American capitalism. They have very strange and unrealistic ideas quite often. They think if you work hard and succeed and aren’t recklessly irresponsible with your wealth you will do great.

        Actually, almost everyone we see on mainstream media and news fits that description. TV hosts often make several million dollars a year, stars often make tens of thousands of dollars per episode for even modest shows, sports stars at the top often make hundreds of thousands per week and business owners often make millions or billions per year.

        They live an entirely different life than the bottom ninety nine percent. It’s similar seeing Hubbard’s doctrine with no criticism. It’s unreal and not honest.

        If the media dared to interview a group of people from every section of the economy and every racial group routinely the portrayal of life would be profoundly different. I have seen independent journalists report on how other countries have people that report routinely on labor and poverty in their countries. Very unlikely in America.

        Similarly Hubbard didn’t report on failures of his methods usually, unless it was to say “what I sold you before didn’t work, BUT I figured out why and NOW have it licked ! Buy my newest stuff and all your problems are solved !” Like how in tapes from the fifties and sixties each year he would announce having solved the problem of clearing with of course a new series of auditing actions that you need to pay to learn as an auditor and pay to have done as a preclear.

        That’s like a politician today saying racial discrimination doesn’t exist under them or only exists because their opposition holds power. Pure lies. But without context you might believe it.

        Hubbard used scapegoating, personal attacks, dehumanizing and lumping together enemies in broad categories all the way back in 1951 in Science of Survival with his fictional tone scale to accompany his horror story called the reactive mind. He brilliantly could just say anything was abberated and that alone is enough to label it crazy and irrational and his idea correct and sane.

        Like Hubbard Marty reacts to his critics, but I can see what his critics say too and in real time.

  • Kay

    Sooooooo……..Davey boy evidently is a bona-fide hoarder…..of real estate. Hoarding by definition is accumulating then hanging on to objects that are not useful or needed because you develop an irrational emotional need of some kind to acquire and hang onto those things even if it ruins you or makes you look ridiculous by acceptable standards of human behavior. Everyday hoarders have my great sympathy and compassion as they are hurting themselves. Tiny Tot is narciistically hoarding using money he has ruined lives to get.

  • Draco

    So much Irish today- The post, Longtime Lurker has transformed into a Leprechaun, And South Africa played cricket against Ireland today (we beat them) – the Irish are in my country!!

    • LongtimeLurker

      Potato!

  • BREAKING: Alanzo has just confessed to being an OSA Agent.

    http://www.alanzosblog.com/part-4-embrace-inner-scientologist/

  • Chee Chalker

    Got another great avatar handle, courtesy of MOUALH: ‘Enturbulated Bacteria’.

    Apparently everyone has misunderstood OT III. It has nothing to do with Galactic federations or volcanoes.
    It’s all about enturbulated bacteria.

    As for the ‘please play my game’ post……reminds me of the notes I would sometimes find in my kids backpacks…..’Do you like me? Check this box (yes) if you like me. Check this box (no) if you don’t’

    Once again, MM (Master of MOULAH) has ‘evidence’ which he will divulge ‘in due time’

    I think I’ll wait until due time.

    If I want to play games I’ll play with children.

    Side note….has anyone ever heard the theory that a person’s maturity stalls at the point in time where they become addicted to drugs or alcohol or join a cult? So, for example, someone who starts in Scientology at age 21 (and stays in) would have the emotional maturity of a 21 year old?

    • Kay

      Well in psychiatry yes it is accepted theory that a child can emotionally arrest at the chronological age that their abuse/ neglect/trauma occurred. It can actually be documented by brain scans that show underdeveloped areas in the hippocampus and amygdala areas of the brain. That is in children and adolescents, however the final brain change to a fully adult brain from an adolescent is between 25 and 27 years old so I imagine a similar problem could occur at 21 yes although not as severe a problem. Any trauma that derails healthy brain development can affect emotional maturity.

      • Chee Chalker

        This is a brain
        This is a brain on Dianetics…..

        • Kay

          I think Dianetics could screw up anybody’s brain….at ANY age.

    • MrsLurksALot

      I’ve heard your theory in regards to celebs as well. Real celebs, not just Sci celebs.

  • Since Orlanzo & Monty having such a hard time figuring out where the $$$ to keep this blog running is coming from, let me show you this link i got from from Orlanzo’s blog: http://tonyortega.org/2013/04/15/we-need-your-help-scientology-watchers/

    I just donated my last 10 buck using the PayPal button at the top of this website – This is where the doe is coming from. I also subscribe to this blog every month, just like i do with other informative online news!

    May i present:
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    Image & Artwork courtesy: natterblog.com F5

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Thanks for the reminder to donate to your preferred free speech platform. I’m going to follow your lead and do the same!

  • Juicer77
  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Tantrum
    “tantrəm”
    Noun-
    An uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.

    But not always.

    The best way to deal with temper tantrums is to completely withdraw all attention from the…child…for the duration of their fit of temper or pique. Don’t give them positive reinforcement. Don’t give them negative reinforcement. Simply ignore them. Tantrums are self-fulfilling and when the…child…realises that nobody is paying them the slightest heed their fury tends to fizzle out pretty quickly.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      I like my ‘quiet time’.

    • Newiga

      I’m fighting the tantrums by watching cute parrot videos on Youtube. Certain people might feel better if they spent more time watching cute baby animals on Youtube instead of organising polls and whatnots.

    • Baby

      I don’t know Betty… I have been known to last for years.. ( Seriously.. I still Loathe Jane Fonda)

      Plus.. NOBODY puts Baby in a corner! f5

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9374744f70606fa07489df35bea3049f48e1df1e5ccfc6563bc94e516367a73c.gif

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Actually, you’re probably the only baby I know who can have a full-blown tantrum that has everyone around them cracking up. Your foot stomp is EPIC! 😀

        • Baby

          Yeah.. Mac LOVES it.. He’s like.. ” IT’S NOT WORKIN.. IT IS NOT WORKING SHOO.. ” Hrrrrrrrmph..

          Hi honey.. I just found this.. thinking of you..love ..

    • Interested2

      Same with puppies. My new puppy started barking at me when I wanted to sit quietly and read TO. I picked him up an stuck him in the dark kitchen for half an hour. Now he has stopped barking at me. Tony is right. Do you think the MR is writing these things out of jealousy for TO.? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/00066549e725c269f6dc13f918f122b071869fece5c5e6897d65328c023ac352.jpg

      • LongtimeLurker

        Almost certainly. Same with Alanzo.

        • Interested2

          Not just him. I braved the site this morning… Oh dear…how childish. they are now upset because TOsaid to ignore them…. You can’t win.

  • Techie

    Who?Just had a horrible thought about the “survey” at that “other site”. (If you don’t know what I am talking about, don’t bother finding out).The proprietor who shall not be named because he is full time googling his own name and will manifest as a dark cloud if you say his name don’t say it is specifically asking that posters use their avatar names from this site. If you do that, the proprietor who shall not be named will have your real IP address and real email address. If you use a fake email address he will still have a pretty good idea about your location from the IP address. If you use a fake email and a proxy server like TOR you are safe, but that is way too much trouble for a chance to poke at a bear. I am not saying he has some nefarious reason to gather information about anonymous commenters or is trying to dox anybody. But it does look suspicious.Besides, who cares if he “takes a stand or backs down”? That is up to him and none of our business anyway. Downthread our proprietor, Tony, may the hair on his toes never fall out, has suggested that we just ignore the whole situation and go on mocking TCs monkey cheeks. I agree.

    • Mockingbird

      Interesting. I think a battle of wits would be..educational. It would show the level of response Hubbard himself could have provided.

    • ScnMonkeyNuts

      *ahem* Taking slight exception to “monkey cheeks”–“chipmunk cheeks” is, however, an acceptable (alliterative) alternative!;)

      • Kay

        How about ” Chipmonkey Cheeks ” ?

        • Mockingbird

          Is that a hybrid creation from a mad scientist !?

          • Kay

            yup

            • Mockingbird

              Doctor Hubbard !? I saw what he did to that tomato !!!

            • Kay

              Ah yes….the great tomato experiment……worthy of Mystery Science Theater 5000…..or was that 3000…whatever it was I loved that show.

            • Mockingbird

              Like all of Doctor Hubbard’s creations.

        • ScnMonkeyNuts

          That is satisfactory…… no shoops please 🙂

    • Mockingbird

      Monkey cheeks !!? Is that a sexual euphemism !

      • Kay

        laugh!!!!

        • Mockingbird

          I don’t know if it’s a Travolta joke or not.

          • Kay

            ROFL !!!!

          • Chee Chalker

            It has the hairline of Travolta

      • Techie

        True, “monkey-cheeks” is harsh. Maybe “orangutan cheeks”? http://images.northrup.org/picture/xl/orangutan/orangutan-holding-baby.jpg

        • Mockingbird

          What a great smile and a happy baby !

          • Observer

            Happier than Suri.

            • Mockingbird

              Closer and more rational parent, on the father’s side for sure.

        • Still_On_Your_Side

          It may not be what you intended, but that is a very sweet photo

          • Techie

            Well, if us bitter defrocked apostates drown in the bitter bile of sarcasm 24/7/365 we will eventually end up with stomach trouble.

    • Q: Why would he-who-should-not be-named want IP addresses?
      A: He doesn’t – he’s in the pay of someone who does.

      • Mockingbird

        Then he ain’t getting mine. Let the criminals at OSA do their own dirty work. I hope they all leave and recover but have zero intention of making their jobs easier. Utterly ruining people is something I don’t support.

        • Chee Chalker

          Imagine the exs who went to ‘Casablanca’ for some ‘Indy 500’ auditing.
          Those are the people I feel sorry for.

          • Mockingbird

            Yuck.

      • Still_On_Your_Side

        Remember the person who’s name I keep forgetting threatened a “rue the day” lawsuit.

        • Financed by? Oh… of course… And the objective of a lawsuit is not to win (and so on and so forth).

    • iampissed

      Fully agree….and why dose TOR have that hammer?

    • iampissed
    • Harpoona Frittata

      $cn was so deadly serious and encouraged so very little fun that many of us here now are making up for those lost opportunities.

      Plus, since I escaped from the cult I’ve become hyper-allergic to being kitty-herded into any kind of binary, false-choice position, such as the one Mutty now offers us.

      So, I am going to weigh in over there, but in the disallowed category of “cavtand” (that’s “cave” + “stand) and see if I can generate some non-hate responses.

      Interestingly, there’s been a fairly determined group of folks that have been doing their sincere best to accomplish the stated purpose of his blog, which is “moving on up a little higher”. Most of us involved in that little insurgent movement have been censored on more than one occasion, but here’s the strange thing: Much of my stuff has NOT been censored, which strikes me as strange.

    • LongtimeLurker

      “If you don’t know what I am talking about, don’t bother finding out”

      Gotta love The Bunker.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Do you think there’s a chance he’d turn up at my house if he had all that info?

      Cause that might convince me to give it to him.

      • Techie

        LL, I think you are a never-in, right? In that case he doesn’t care about going to your house. Remember one of his books is “The Scientology Reformation”. If he fancies himself as a Martin Luther then his main goal would be to gather up the real Scientology warriors to do battle with the evil Dave Miscavige for control of the Scientology ant heap. There is actually a titillating hint of something like this in the “Fair Game” book where Steve interviews Terri Gamboa about her status of permanent RTC board member. I don’t know where the Warrior is going but I know I am not going to paint my face blue and follow him. I’ve had enough blue woo for one lifetime.

    • Juicer77

      JUST TAKE THE SURVEY
      ETA: this is a joke – for those who are newbies, a few months ago a new commenter wanted us all to “take a survey” that would “take down the Co$” or some such nonsense… hilarity ensued…

      • That was fun! … poor guy

      • LongtimeLurker

        What? I miss all the good stuff.

        • Graham

          Hey, you’re the SOURCE of quite a bit of the good stuff.

          • LongtimeLurker

            Stop it!

            …keep going…

        • Juicer77

          It was so funny. The person kept insisting, and we kept asking questions which were ignored. Finally he/she said “Just take the survey!” and a joke was born! LOL

          • iampissed

            Was it all tone 40 and such?

            • Juicer77

              Yeah, that would be a good way to describe it. Pushy and insensitive!

          • LongtimeLurker

            Amaze!

    • MrsLurksALot

      Old Martyr Rathbun…..I’m so tired of whatever game he is playing. Cocktails, anyone? F5
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4484a33288acecdd30c4e73f6332425fffa0a34aabd1e06bfef97b83336b5085.jpg

    • the IP in mails are from the server and other relays. Almost all servers filter out Senders IP… gmail and others does this. Monty’s capacity on IT is limited, just look at his blog. But you right, don’t do it!

  • flyonthewall

    Hatfield v McCoy is boring, let’s play Hungry Hungry Hippos

    • Juicer77

      Drunk Twister

      • iampissed

        Nude?

        • Juicer77

          Erm… nope

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            Spoil sport.

            • Juicer77

              You go right ahead… LOL

          • iampissed

            I’ll bring the baby oil.

            • iampissed

              It’s funny…now I wasn’t their and it was long ago. But I had been told of
              a story where this game was played and the cops showed up.
              Someone came out the door and sang ” it had to be you “,
              Cops left.

      • MrsLurksALot

        Dirty word Scrabble always brings the laughs….

        • Juicer77

          The game “Things…” is hilarious also. 🙂

      • DoveAlexa

        I don’t even need booze to fail at twister!

  • meerameezer (wogsy)

    Question: I’m trying to remember when Tony went overseas on his tour and sat down to talk to John Sweeney and his publisher. What city was that in? And does anyone remember the name of the conference? I deleted all my Scio related links and don’t have it. Pretty please?

  • Kim O’Brien

    Poor Marty . No one gives a shit .

    • iampissed

      Who

    • flyonthewall

      I take shits, I don’t give them.

      • Kim O’Brien

        I don’t wrestle. I beat bitches up .

        ~ Coral , from MTV road rules .

        • flyonthewall

          not literally though cuz that would be bad

        • Baby

          ” I don’t slap..I SPIT “..

          ~ Baby , from CW Library rules.

    • Harmless Weirdo

      Worse–no one gives a shit, and they’re laughing at him. He’s become a joke.

      I generally avoid his blog, but checked it out yesterday. He has gone so far over the edge, the whole thing is just the ludicrous; he might as well staple his rants to utility poles, like the schizophrenic lady in my neighborhood does. I couldn’t even get angry, or feel any need to defend the people he smears because it was just a lot of angry froth with no substance underneath.

      And the comments section? Hoo, boy.

      Then I had a piece of cake, because I figured I’d burned off that many calories from eye-rolling alone.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Please provide photos or transcripts of utility pole rants.

      • Kestrel

        He seems to be digging an awfully deep trench for someone whose stated goal was to help others move on up a little higher.

        • LongtimeLurker

          The trench circles back on itself, like a moat.

          It’s so he can eventually disappear up his own ass.

    • DoveAlexa

      He’s probably turned complete crybaby so hard because Monique has likely told him to go get a job at target.

    • Chee Chalker

      3 choices:

      1. Stand
      2. Cave
      3. Yawn

      I’m going with #3

  • Phil McKraken

    Why the urgent call for Irish language? I may be wrong, but I think there are zero people on Earth (above the age of 6, perhaps) who speak Irish and do not speak English.

    • Kay

      Desire to translate Hubbard trash ?

      • Phil McKraken

        Translate for whom? The leprechauns?

        ETA: Oh, I get it. There is one leprechaun involved in this thing. He’s from Philadelphia, but maybe he speaks the old tongue.

        • Kay

          laugh

          • Kay

            That does remind me of a very peculiar afternoon I spent in London while staying with friends. They had a guest for the day from Ireland….a man about 70 years old, wearing wild plaid pants, red suspenders, with ruddy cheeks, masses of white hair and smoking a pipe. Anyway, they left me alone to entertain this fellow for awhile, and I swear to you I could not understand ONE word of what he said. I could not decipher if it was English with a thick Irish Brogue or if he was speaking his native tongue, but he just kept on talking and I kept on nodding and smiling for hours. He was adorable. I still wish I knew what he was talking about.

            • Juicer77

              XD

            • LongtimeLurker

              That was you?!?

    • iampissed

      Keeps them busy.

    • Shanester

      Doesn’t Ireland have a law that all official literature must be in both Irish and English? I thought I heard that somewhere, something about their drive to not let the native tongue die out. Besides, if Scientology wants to get in good with the Irish (government), what better way than to speak their language?

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    There once was this Mayor of Limerick …………
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1n9fS7fcog

  • Shanester

    Has anyone here ever commented at Mike Rinder’s Blog and had the comment “awaiting moderation”…. permanently? Wonder what I said. He’s posted all my other comments…

    EDIT: Never mind. The comment was posted and I was freaking out for no reason. Peeps below suggested that Mike Rinder “has a life” (especially on a Sunday afternoon!). Can’t argue with that.

    Carry on.

    • flyonthewall

      he might just not be watching his alerts, is a Sunday afternoon after all

      • Shanester

        Good point! Thanks, Fly. I usually expect the crazy but fun stuff from you, but I suspect it’s just a ruse to hide how smart you are!

        You mean to suggest Mike Rinder has a life! Well, I don’t know about that. Next, we’ll expect Tony to have a life, too!

        • flyonthewall

          I’ll tell you my secret but you mustn’t tell a soul. Are you ready? My secret is to “act” like a fool 90% of the time so that on the rare occasion when I say something moderately intelligent it seems profound. 😉

    • the effervescent mongoloid

      Same situation with me today.

    • Techie

      Sometimes it can take hours to get through. I think maybe Mike has some kind of actual life or something. Like he goes out to dinner or fishing or something and doesn’t check his blog very often. Hope so.

      • Shanester

        What! A life? But this here is the internetz where instant gratification takes too long!

        (Good point. I’ll stop freaking out now!)

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Yep, that’s undoubtedly the hold up. Btw, Terra Cognita has an excellent short essay on the Elron’s Doubt formula and there’s some informed and articulate commentary elaborating on that theme!

  • Baby

    I am taking a breather for a minute..

    Original Art.. Music sheets decoupaged on Canvas.. photographed and digitally added words and extras.. Enjoy..it’s yours..f5

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/189a3014e5cbf74fdf548b7fe691ed5c549c689537c6026a7b3e1f5b81c1ba97.jpg

    • Baby
      • Kay

        LOVE this !!!!!

        • Baby

          Thanks Kay.. I had fun with this..I love to decoupage.. ( Haven’t done it in years..) I decoupaged our old Condo’s Sink one year..

          Put so much Sealant on that baby.. I loved it.

          • Kay

            LOL…what a fabulous idea….a decoupaged sink. I can’t imagine how much sealant that would take…..hope you left the windows open while doing that 🙂

            • Baby

              I think I put Polyurethane on it when I was finished..

              .. and yes.. windows opened..

            • Kay

              whew

            • Still_On_Your_Side

              A true artist brings her art to everyday things. An artist friend of mine painted murals on her floors and doors.

            • iampissed

              Don’t EVER use Bardge cement in a closed environment.
              Don’t ask how I know.

            • iampissed

              Oh and this might explain a few things.

      • Kestrel

        Baby, I really like that.

        • Baby

          You do? Thanks sweetie.. that made me feel good. It is yours!

          • Kestrel

            Yes, I do.

    • Shanester

      True story: in art class we were découpaging but I kept on getting “découpage” mixed up with “décolletage” to the point of being reprimanded by our art teacher (who unfortunately knew exactly what “décolletage” meant. Wish I still had that knowledge report. It was in the good old days when you still got a copy of it.)

      (Okay, I admit I “mixed up” those two words on purpose. What can I say? I was 15. I wasn’t expecting the art teacher to know so much French.)

      • Baby

        OMG that is hilarious..Shanester.. hahaha That is something my Grandson would do..

      • Juicer77

        LOL

      • iampissed
        • Shanester

          Is that Sofia Vergara?

          • iampissed

            Yes a very funny lady. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her.

      • Graham

        Another useful French word is balconne. Yes it’s a balcony but it also refers to, well, a lady-balcony.

        • Shanester

          Good to know. French makes everything sound better.

        • iampissed

          Had not heard that one Thanks

    • Shanester

      Oh, also, I love your art!

      • Baby

        Thanks Shane.. That made me feel good.. I just noticed this.. sorry for responding so late.. xo baby

    • Observer

      You are so creative–I’d never think of doing anything like that in a million years.

      • Baby

        Bawwwwwwwwwwhahahha… OMG .. And your shoops? I don’t think anyone could do them in a bazillion x47 years..

        Your head is filled with things I am scared to think about..hahhaha

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    Has this review on Louis Theroux’ My Scientology Movie already been posted?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ixlNMHVBU

    • Shanester

      I haven’t seen it yet. Thanks for posting!

    • Juicer77

      Looks new. Thanks!
      ETA: “reasonably tired subject matter” – interesting…

  • Baby

    O/T Allow me to brag..This is my one claim to almost fame..ha..
    OK.. below I said I liked to decoupage.. I have decoupaged hundreds of items. ( That’s not the Brag part)

    So I was selling Mannequins on line and Levi Strauss.. ( I might have told you this before) contacted me and asked me to send them a prototype of a decoupaged Mannequin for them to use for their displays in Europe.

    So I sent one to their Belgium office. They immediately asked me to make 150 of them for hats and sunglasses displays..( To start with) So Mac and I discussed it.. The Money was fabulous.. seriously.. But the fact that I would have to sit like a factory worker and crank them out didn’t appeal to me..

    Wait..I said the $ was fabulous.. If I were to make X amount then the price went down. Considerably down.

    So guess what? I SAID NO TO THE LEVI STRAUSS .. but I still have bragging rights.. xoxo f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d915d72b4e770ebf16cae88383d90aae58dc29441b20e67a6ae0783cbd6442e2.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b1513b1e89d50a727971378feab277abb8b83676d479a1d6207e464a967caf17.jpg

  • grundoon

    As an antisubmarine officer in the Second World War, L. Ron Hubbard learned everything important about radar – which you might not know is a kind of radiation, “almost into the hard radiation band.” In a Philadelphia Doctorate Course lecture, LRH jocularly shares his insights into radar, matter, energy and the human condition.

    Now, is an atom sentient? Is the atom a building preclear? Is it something which will graduate up to the rank of a preclear? Just as a preclear will eventually graduate up to the rank of a galaxy? Is that a gradient scale – goes on? Lucretius said so. I don’t know how much he knew, I don’t know which navigator he was on what spaceship before he arrived here. I seriously doubt this gradient scale has any actuality whatsoever….

    For this reason, is, I’ve put together one of these island particles. You get down real small, see, and you scatter a lot of little particles around, and you p… postulate that there are a whole bunch of particles and then you say… you say, “Booh, stop!” And what do you know? You’ve got an atom – you can make an atom of any size.

    Now if you did this several times and so forth, and you jammed all these things in proximity and you sort of set them in positive and negative, you could actually get these things to changing space – you know, they go ‘Pok! Pok!’ to give us a space to change in one way or the other. And then blow them up. That’s matter. …

    Now you could then postulate that once upon a time there were some… there were some rings around here and that these rings gradually caught up with themselves and tripped over themselves and finally got into a congealed mass and got there, but it would be in direct controversy to… to Professor Yumphgallah, and he’s a man I put lots of confidence in. He writes with so many commas that he’s very convincing. I remember one adverbial phrase he had there and I… it took an entire afternoon to find out whether it fitted in the sentence or not, and I finally found out that although it was in chapter one, it referred to the fifteenth sentence of the appendix. And uh… I… I respect a man who can do that. He wrote it in English too. It is completely incomprehensible. So it would be in conflict with his basic theories and I wouldn’t want to advance this as a basic theory. So you’ll pardon me if I don’t mention the fact that maybe your preclear can just as easily walk around dragging some planets.

    Well, regardless of all of that, it gets very amusing when you look at Mr. Preclear and uh… realize that you’re really looking at a standard pattern of an explosion, which is arrested. The explosion is arrested in midair, you might say… it’s just sudden – ‘Yeoeow – whoomf!’ – stop. Well now, what’s he using for energy? …

    Now when you’re looking at these… these pictures, you’re also looking just right straight at… you’re also looking at a radio wave, you’re looking at uh… so on. And it’s the distance from one ridge to another ridge, which is the wave length. Now that wave length can be eight miles or the wave length can be uh… the wave length can be 15 centimeters or the wave length can be, oh, a couple of inches, or it can be a half an inch – that is from ridge to ridge. Or it can be uh…5 inches – that’s radar by the way. That’s about the shortest they got radar, I think. They may have a shorter one by now. If they have, they’re keeping it secret. They have to keep all these things secret because merchant ships and automobiles groping in the fog can’t use radar. And uh… you get uh… down, you see you’re getting down from, oh, various types of waves, electrical waves. You’re getting down further, getting down to radar. Now radar is hot – radar is almost solid.

    Radar is very amusing stuff. Uh… when you get down to, I think it was a half an inch, or maybe it was a half a centimeter – I’ve forgotten which it was – doesn’t matter much – if you’re rigging them up, you can change them from one to the other pretty fast. And uh… uh… you can take one of the radar beams and – I’m afraid that there is an unserious streak in me, that I will have to do something about. But I had about a… at one time about 50 thousand dollars worth of radar – or maybe it was 200 thousand – and I put it up – it was all up on everything. And you weren’t supposed to be able to do anything with it, and they said its… its wave was somewhere down around a half an inch or a half a centimeter or something of this sort. And I said, “How… how short?” And they said it was so and so and so. I said, “My golly! That’s awfully, awfully hot.” “Yes,” he said, “the reason we’re telling you is so that you won’t let your operator…” I said, “Wait a minute! You’re talking about hard radiation. That… well, that’s almost into the hard radiation band.” He said, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s why we don’t want your operator uh… reaching into this thing and crawling into it to change his pants or something of this sort, and because he’s liable to get a bad burn. And so let’s… let’s not do this and uh… they… by the way, these waves are secret, so don’t let anybody know I told you what this wave was. Uh… they’re… they’re different from vessel to vessel and… and so forth and uh… they have a complete system worked out. And there’s IFF Systems and so forth. And it’s all very confidential, so don’t let it out. Uh… and uh… I’ll give you a diagram if you stay after class.”

    Yeah, any spies present? The diagram is proximity shells. The Bell engineers… Bell engineers – I’m just taking off, by the way, on a Bell engineer. He’ll come in with the newest, latest piece of Navy equipment, see, and he’ll have it all sawed up and he’s… he’s refining it somehow; he’s decided that the production copy is not good enough. He’s got it in his grip and uh… he says, “I just brought it over to show you,” and so forth. He says, “This is the lat- est device, and this explodes the torpedos in a submarine uh… if you fire it within ten or twelve feet of the submarine’s radar,” or something of the sort, see? And… and so on, and, “Isn’t this cute? It’s built right into the shell here,” and so on. And he talks about it because, of course, he’s making… he’s making robots. He’s making things that think and act without being told right away. They were told a little earlier by him. And he’s got a delayed action of doing what one is told – after a while. And that’s quite a trick. If they’d only make one that would do what it was told before it was told it, that would be good. …

    Well, anyhow, having no… not quite a serious streak about all this, we trained this radar beam on the front of the focsle head. We just went up and yanked out some pins and warped it around and took its antenna around, you know. They’ve got big cages. Those mat- tress-like things that look – mattress springs on masts and things like that… that – oh, that might be radar and it might be a new way to dry the captain’s cap covers, you never know these days.

    And uh… so just turned it around, cocked it over on one side and turned it around to get how hot it was to tune it in, and so on, because I was actually working for something seri- ous. I wanted to be able to pick up a landing craft or a torpedo closer than 700 feet to a ship. And I thought this would be a very good idea – this would be a very smart thing to do. By the way, your landing craft could come in at that time – they were about 700 yards, I think, was the closest. Landing craft could all be in… in the fog and losing the ship all the time and passing by it in all directions, still too far away to hear very much and your radar couldn’t pick them up. You’d be sitting there looking all around on the water for the ships and you just couldn’t pick them up. They were too close to you. So, anyway, we put some weinies up on the bow and fried them. That was a good – good application. It was about all I ever did use that radar for, but it was uh…

    Now you get how hot a wave like that is getting. It… it’s really getting hot. You’re getting shorter and shorter and shorter stuff. And if you could keep up volume with the shorter stuff, oh, that’d really be fascinating. That radar gets hot – radar of longer beams than that – you go out and you shoot it against the wall and it would come back in practically a ball of fire. You’re making a directed part of this sun deal. You’re taking a little section, see, and you’re shooting – there’d be a bunch of beams out here and then you rarefy and condense them. And you’ve got them all rarefied and condensed and then it comes back rarefied and condensed and goes out rarefied and condensed and back; you just fill the hell out of the air with particles, see? And it comes back in – slosh! And it reads and you turn it on and it says it was 762 yards and a half. …

    Well, you go on up into the other waves, uh… terribly directional, very reliable, work with it very sharply and so on – better and better directed. Now we go up there above a little bit and we go upstairs from that and we get a little higher and we get better and better directed waves. And they go up above that and we get higher and a little bet better directed waves. And when you get high enough and run out of waves, what do you know? One thinks. So, this proves that one should think. Let’s take a break.

    (TAPE ENDS)

    — L. Ron Hubbard
    PDC-32 – FLOWS, DISPERSAL AND RIDGES
    PHILADELPHIA DOCTORATE COURSE 10.12.52

    • Juicer77
    • The best part of that was: “TAPE ENDS”

    • Shanester

      OMG, such torture to read. I have to remind myself that this was a lecture. Hubs was actually quite the raconteur, so I imagine being the audience for this lecture was far superior to reading it.

      But still. So. Much. Bullshit.

      And people ate it up. It’s impossible to believe now, but the Old Fart was quite charismatic, especially in a more gullible era.

      • Juicer77

        Have you noticed in the audio tapes that the laughter comes after Dead LRon has paused significantly and/or probably made some facial gesture indicating “humor”? It reminded me of bad comedians whose audience was being kind and/or unsure if anyone else found the material funny.

      • LongtimeLurker

        *Far* superior? Don’t give him too much credit.

      • Mockingbird

        Some of us are eternally gullible.

    • iampissed
      • Shanester

        Is that Bill O’Reilly?

        • iampissed

          I kind of thought it was the mayor of munchkin land.

    • Mockingbird

      It’s horrible science fiction passed off as science.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Appreciated grundoon.

      Also, shut up, Ron!

    • Frodis73

      Appears mental.

    • What submarine? What radar on a submarine? lol

    • OOkpik

      Well, that’s 10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back!

      The guy was batshit crazy from the get-go and this is a fine example of what we were subjected to on a continuing basis in Scientology. It’s a wonder we didn’t all end up in the cuckoo’s nest.

      Thanks for posting, Grundoon.

  • J. Swift

    Great post today as usual Rod. I always enjoy your Sunday columns. Your find on the “H.A.S.U.K. Atomic Energy Healing Division Emergency Station” was fascinating. One of the reasons the FDA raided Scientology in 1962 was because Hubbard was selling “Dianazene” a pill he claimed could “run out” radiation:

    Dianazene runs out radiation – or what appears to be radiation. It also proofs a person against radiation to some degree. It also turns on and runs out incipient cancer. I have seen it run out skin cancer. A man who didn’t have much liability to skin cancer (only had a few moles) took Dianazene. His whole jaw turned into a raw mass of cancer. He kept on taking Dianazene and it disappeared after a while. I was looking at a case of cancer that might have happened. –L. Ron Hubbard, “Radiation and Scientology”, lecture of 13 April 1957

    Hubbard also claimed that cigarette smoking could run stored nuclear radiation out of the body.

    We are today the only people whose processes will actually cure or handle, in any way, shape or form, atomic energy burns … you get some guy’s case in order, and then you can cure his radiation burns with fair rapidity. More work has to be done on this, but I can tell you right now that it is the one thing that does something about it. Gives us a monopoly. More importantly, it gives us this interesting position. Just being able to cure this makes us the only civil defense agency on the face of Earth today. Think of that for a minute. Because no other agency has the knowledge or equipment to even vaguely handle it.

    Now, our researches are going out at once in the direction of proofing human beings against being affected by atomic radiation, which of course makes nothing out of the bomb … We can put a being, a thetan, into a position where he cannot be affected by atomic radiation.

    We’re trying to go further than that, much further than that because that has no salability. That’s pie in the sky as far as the public is concerned. But proofing a body against atomic radiation is quite another problem. And that problem is under study at this moment. And we have gone so far in this program that we’re already establishing the exact format, and so forth, of the publications to be called “Radiation Burns, Their Danger and Treatment,” published by the organization saying, “See your professional Scientologist and if you can’t see him at least go to a group and get some Group Processing. If you can’t do that, why, God help you.”
    — L. Ron Hubbard, “Aims and Goals of Scientology”, lecture of 14 February 1956

    • Techie

      Well, JS, he quit selling dianazene (mostly niacin) but never got over his whacky idea that niacin could cure radiation burns. I think it is simply because of the niacin flush, which he assumed was due to old sunburns or some such. But decades later when he put together a pile of random woo to create the Purification Rundown he threw the niacin into the mix. 5,000 mg per day. I think it is really because niacin affects the body in a noticeable way even if there is no deficiency. The only other vitamin that does that is vitamin C, and you really have to take a lot for your bowels to turn to water.ETA I did a longer comment on that here https://disqus.com/home/discussion/theundergrondbunker/sunday_14/#comment-2917619049

      • Mockingbird

        Uggh. Not pleasant.

        • Techie

          No, fortunately I was but steps away from a toilet when I found this out the hard way. From chowing down for days on chewable C just to stay awake at the Int Base.

          • Mockingbird

            The real products of Scientology.

      • kemist

        Liposolubles (vitamins ADE and K) are toxic when taken in megadoses.

        Overdose of vitamin D induces a swelling of the brain that causes seizures and brain damage. Overdose of A can damage a child growth cartilages so badly as to stunt them for life. Overdose of E can cause blurred vision and internal hemorraging. Overdose of K can cause liver damage.

        The water soluble ones (C & B complex) are actually those for which side effects are generally milder and higher doses can be tolerated.

        If Hubbard had chosen to overdose his marks with any of the liposoluble vitamins, a lot of them would probably have died or been crippled for life.

        • grundoon

          Ron the Biochemist naturally had some “scientific data” to impart concerning Vitamin E.

          In Johannesburg due to high altitude, no pc may be processed who is not taking at least 600 mg per day of Vitamin E. The apparent action of this Vitamin is to oxygenate the blood and inhibit the body from pulling in mental masses due to oxygen-energy starvation. In areas where it is against the law to recommend vitamins this HCO B does not apply. Vitamin E, according to Bailey, is suppressed because it cures heart disease which furnishes 50% of the revenue of the U.S. medical doctor. …

          The most direct result is quite measurable on an E-Meter. Reads of the needle become longer. Tone Arm action increases.

          It works by itself but is best taken with an old-time “Guk Bomb”. The formula of the “bomb” is variable but is basically 100 mg of Vitamin B1, 15 gr of calcium, 500 mg of Vitamin C. If you add 100 mg of old-time nicotinic acid (not niacinamide) and take it daily it becomes “Dianazene” for radiation prevention. Don’t include nicotinic acid in the formula with Vitamin E unless you are trying to get rid of radiation or radiation sickness. The nicotinic acid is not necessary to smoother processing and will not assist it. 100 mg of Vitamin B1 lasts for only 47 minutes so far as processing is concerned. But it helps in general tone. Vitamin E does not have a quick reaction so far as processing is concerned, one merely takes it and as the days go by processing is easier to do. It doesn’t wear out in a session, but you have to keep on taking it daily. …

          To get the best results one should probably take 600 mg and a Guk bomb each day, preferably after eating. One person in a million is said to get an adverse “side effect” from taking Vitamin E but it is not fatal and this may not even be true. The “side effect” is said to be temporarily raised blood pressure. …

          Anyone’s auditing can benefit from it but at Levels VI and VII it becomes quite vital. Oxygen causes the body to attract mental image pictures less. Carbon dioxide pulls mental images hard in on the body. Vitamin E, oxygenating the body, acts mentally like taking oxygen. The body can go longer on less oxygen and becomes less exhausted when taking Vitamin E in sufficient quantity. The body is of course a carbon-oxygen engine running at a temperature of 98.6 degrees F. There is possibly less oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere than there was and the body runs better when it can better utilize what oxygen there is. Vitamin E assists it to do this and so it doesn’t pull in mental masses. At least that’s the theory I’ve been able to work out to account for the observed increase in E-Meter action in the preclear who is daily taking sufficient Vitamin E…. A mental subject addressed reads longer (more reads) in the presence of Vitamin E than in its absence but clears more thoroughly, leaving less mental mass. …

          We are not in the Vitamin business or even in the health business. Anyone else using it in processing does so at his or her own choice. This HCO B is a release of scientific data. Vitamins are food. They are not drugs. Processing under drugs is very bad. Some vitamins, however, help. And Vitamin E is a wonder.

          — L. Ron Hubbard
          HCO BULLETIN OF 27 DECEMBER 1965 – VITAMINS

          • kemist

            What a load of (dangerous) bollocks.

            Vitamin overdoses taken under no proper medical supervision are never a good idea. At these dosages, they are potent drugs with potentially permanent or lethal side-effects.

            As you would not take coumadin without close monitoring by people who actually know WTF they’re doing, so should you avoid taking vitamins at thousands times the concentrations they are available in actual food. Vitamins are not “food”, just like digitalin is not “an herb”. If you extract chemicals from there and concentrate them at levels they never reach in food, they’re pharmaceuticals.

            Even taking them in reasonable quantities can have nasty consequences in certain populations. Vitamin E for instance has been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.

            Also, “100 mg of Vitamin B1 lasts for only 47 minutes” ?

            47 you say ? Mmmmm…

          • grundoon

            For reference, the “tolerable upper intake level (UL)” for vitamin E is about 1000 mg/day for age 19 and older, or 800 mg/day for ages 14-18 (according to ConsumerLab citing the National Academy of Sciences).

            According to ConsumerLab, “too much vitamin E may potentially cause bleeding problems and lead to hemorrhaging…. Use of dosages above the ULs is potentially dangerous, and should be attempted only under physician supervision…. Some researchers now believe that the UL for vitamin E should be lowered, at least for certain groups of people…. [A]nalysis showed a slight increase in the risk of death among older individuals with existing medical conditions using more than 400 IU of vitamin E per day. … A multi-year study found an increased risk of prostate cancer in healthy men taking 400 IU per day of synthetic vitamin E.”

        • Techie

          Kemist, they give higher doses of just about all the common vitamins along with the niacin, in an attempt to “balance” the dosage. Whether it is enough to be toxic, I don’t know. If you can find a copy of “Clear Body Clear Mind” anywhere that gives the standard dosages.

  • FredEX2

    ~

    • Baby

      Beautiful heart wrenching song. I am so sorry that you and your family were put through Scientology’s horrible wrath they spew. Sickening. You are safe with us now honey.. ( original art words added)

      “I wish I had known then…what I know now.” f5

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c9de1883e6a4c4a0c9403796947ae765a626b5fcad639cfbb60f7dce8b718b4.jpg

      • Missionary Kid

        Unfortunately, $cientology encourages people not to know better.

    • OOkpik

      * sniff *
      (((HUGS)))

    • iampissed

      And we are privileged to have you here. I have always
      enjoyed your comments and and your wit.
      Blessings

    • MarcabExpat

      Fred, I’m so glad you’re here now. That’s all that matters, is that now you’re free and among friends!

      • FredEX2

        Thanks Marcab. Me too.

  • Panopea Abrupta

    O/T
    I was far away from the Bunker today – a beautiful autumn day in the woods.
    Fortunately Dick Cheney was not in the party.
    No dead deer, no dead moose, one half-dead Bunkerue.
    Great hike 🙂
    While all the profiteering fear-mongers would have you believe otherwise,
    this planet is already Clear,
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f658bf940d60d1ca94bcd112495237c4133f7c4c8d4a26caf88afe8340252319.jpg

    • Qbird

      taking in a big breath of this & letting it out slooooooooow. beautiful view

    • Baby
      • Jenyfurrrrr

        And this is my favorite mental pic of you… Zooming off on your scooter, vape in hand, Diet Coke in cup holder as you take off in the dark to explore!

        • Baby

          Hahhaha.. That is exactly how I am.. except my vape is in a holder around my neck.. My favorite time.. I even have a cup holder for my diet coke.

          It’s raining today or I would just take off. xo

    • Techie

      Pan, I saw your review for “Fair Game” at Amazon. Well done! Now we have you, me and some ex-GO weirdo as the only reviews. I was very amused to hear the weirdo describe the RPF as

      … a process of manual labour combined with moral review and atonement. I
      found it a holiday from having to deal with reporters, the food was
      vegetarian but very healthy and I was ethically revitalised.

      And, according to this one-star guy, a religion cannot be described as a set of beliefs (!?!). Something about Elaine Pagels and Gnosticism. Huh. His criticism of the book was equally cogent.

      • MarcabExpat

        Wow. Elaine Pagels knows what she’s talking about. This guy doesn’t.

        I haven’t reviewed yet because I want it to be honestly after reading from cover to cover, and I’m reading slowly. I keep reading something, putting the book down and looking up other, related materials online or in my archives. The fact that the book is doing this to me is a tribute to Steve’s writing — it’s a really great reflection of the Big Picture.

        But hopefully some more objective reviews will start rolling in before OSA starts kicking its volunteers in the butt to go poison the well.

      • grundoon

        “I found it a holiday from having to deal with reporters”

        If this is for real, there are not that many people who have ever been RPFed straight off a post where they dealt with reporters; who are now out or allowed to post at Amazon; and who spell labour and revitalised UK-style.

        • Techie

          He says he was in the GO. From what I have seen they did not RPF former GO after that bunch was dissolved. They expelled them, and for years afterwards anybody formerly in the GO was disqualified to serve on staff or in the Sea Org. If he was in the GO but not in the Sea Org, he would not have gone to the RPF. I never heard of an RPF that served vegetarian food. But why mention it at all if he is OSA? OSA would just attack the book and not bother with personal details. The story just does not add up, and neither does his review, but he does not seem to have current knowledge of Scientology so probably it is just a random bodger from down at the pub.

    • Rasha

      Had to be in the office over the weekend, but, yeah… it’s beautiful out there. Supposed to be doing work, but stared out the window, daydreamed and wrote a poem for my favorite.

      Time to go. A day well spent. ^_^

    • Juicer77

      Very nice!

    • chukicita

      Breathtaking. Yes the planet will survive despite Scientology.

    • beauty for ashes

      like a cathedral of nature 🙂

  • Every time I see COB (Miscaviage) I chuckle – corn COBs are what farmers used to wipe their butts with.

    • Missionary Kid

      They didn’t, I believe, used dried corn cobs. That’s worse than sand paper.

    • MarcabExpat

      Corn COBs or corn SHUCKs? Might have better luck, and less bloodletting, with the latter.

      • Missionary Kid

        If the cobs are not dry have been freshly picked and had the corn taken off, that’s the only time they could be used instead of toilet paper. Otherwise, they will almost tear you a new asshole.

      • Meanwhile, in Contrarian Corner… Dude, as a kid who grew up in country Texas and lived once in a house that had an outhouse in back, COBs were indeed used, particularly among farm kids. Very efficient cleaning, not nearly as chancy as shucks, which slide like the dickens. David Miscavige the COB, with shit all over him.

        • MarcabExpat

          Did you also, perchance, wear an onion on your belt, which was the style at the time? 🙂

  • Chee Chalker

    Netflix just posted Season 14 of Family Guy. Episode 2 is about Stewie being told by the doctor that he won’t grow to be more than 5’1. Stewie then meets ‘Tiny Tom Cruise’ and they have an adventure.

    Several good inside jokes. There is one about the ‘billion’ years and another about how Tiny Tom eats the lion animal crackers first because they give him special powers.

    Lots of jokes about being 5’1. Coincidence?

    • Frodis73

      Maybe Seth or one of the writers is a Bunker reader.

      • Chee Chalker

        Whoever it was, they knew the tiny terror has a button on the whole 5’1 thing. They hit on that several times
        And the whole ‘lion crackers give me power’ and Tiny Tom even had a few ‘pows!’ and ‘bams!’

        Definitely with watching!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Because Scn has the ‘Ron’s infallibility’ thing going, this ‘obvious’-‘evident’-proven’ / everyone know this is false

    ” all drugs … the dosage determines if it is a stimulant or depressant.”

    is wholeheartedly believed by the In-the-Bubble-ScilonSheeple.

    It’s almost inconceivable.

  • grundoon

    L. Ron Hubbard’s 1956 marketing concept was to sell Scientology as a defense against the A-bomb, “proofing bodies against radiation.”

    The concept flopped. Customers did not flock into the orgs.

    So in May 1957, Hubbard dropped that campaign and announced a new direction and slogan: “You can survive with Scientology.”

    He admits the purpose of his failed radiation campaign: “SEEKING TO USE THE ATOM BOMB AS A METHOD TO CONTROL [THE PUBLIC].” Instead, he proclaims, “OUR BEST METHOD OF CONTROL IS SCIENTOLOGY.”

    In times of radiation, people fall back to Survival on the first dynamic…. All right. Here and now the dissemination policy of Scientology becomes YOU CAN SURVIVE WITH SCIENTOLOGY And by you, we don’t mean third – we mean first dynamic.

    Radiation third dynamic is out. Politics are out. We’ve skidded every time we’ve hit the third! Today people are pitching on the first and we better pitch on that level or we won’t be around either. That’s the way it is.

    I know, when you want to make a total effect nothing short of a big bang will do. Our success is made out of little bangs – effects people can have. They can’t confront that bomb. They can barely confront their own mind when we make them do so.

    Tell them people can learn better with Scientology. Tell them a man’s dead when he can’t learn anymore. Tell them Scientology can revive his ability to learn. OUR TOTAL SUCCESS IS BUILT BY PLOWING DEEPER THE GROOVES WE ALREADY HAVE.

    Remember that our deepest groove was plowed – DMSMH with “You aren’t responsible for anything. It’s all in your mind”. Our newer grooves say the same. We have people, book ads, books. Plow the grooves deeper. We haven’t any further use for a new groove.

    You can Survive with Scientology.

    Radiation material goes only this far. Our Total Interest in Radiation is as follows: “Radiation injures health. We can proof a person against bad health.” And that’s it. Our main show is that Scientology is the first science on Earth that could salvage a human being. Let’s play it straight to the guy himself. That’s the way it is. …

    On my return to Washington I made a test of the radiation in the Central Organization with a Fisher Geiger Counter. THE RADIATION COUNT IS THE SAME AS IT WAS IN 1932. In other words there has been no change in atmospheric radiation in 25 years. I well know the count in 1932 since I was then a student in this city at GWU studying Atomic and Molecular phenomena in Physics.

    There is a flash in the ionosphere when a bomb goes off and that flash does tend to restimulate the body. But there ain’t no radiation. Who’s lying? Or do we assume the total-effect-on-you-no-effect-on-me boys are having their fun.

    THE REACTION TO RADIATION IS THUS ENTIRELY, COMPLETELY AND WHOLLY MENTAL! DIANEZENE DEPENDS FOR ITS REACTION UPON WHOLE TRACK RADIATION INCIDENTS, X-RAY AND SUNBURN IN THE CURRENT LIFE. BY TAKING AWAY THE ENGRAM WHICH CAN REACT TO THE WORRY ABOUT RADIATION, WORRY ABOUT RADIATION IS THEN MADE NON-PAINFUL.

    IF YOU ADD ALL THIS UP YOU WILL CLEARLY SEE THAT SCARE TALK ABOUT RADIATION IS THE SOURCE OF RADIATION SICKNESS IN OUR PRESENT WORLD. THE ATOM BOMB IS TOO POWERFUL A WEAPON TO BE USED FOR CONTROL OF HUMAN BEINGS AND IS THEREFORE NOT A WEAPON.

    IF WE UNDERSTAND THIS THOROUGHLY WE WILL SEE THAT WE ONLY IMPEDE OURSELVES WITH SCARING EACH OTHER WITH IT AND KEEP THE PUBLIC AWAY FROM OUR DOOR BY SEEKING TO USE THE ATOM BOMB AS A METHOD TO CONTROL THEM. OUR BEST METHOD OF CONTROL IS SCIENTOLOGY. THIS I THINK WE HAD BETTER SELL FOR A CHANGE.

    — L. Ron Hubbard
    HCO POLICY LETTER OF 2 MAY 1957 – DISSEMINATION

    • Kestrel

      “What is your ruin? Take this free stress test and we’ll help you find it and fix it.”

    • Shanester

      Ugh, such a shouting old douchebag.

    • MaxSpaceman

      “We can proof a person against bad health.

      And that’s it. Our
      main show is that Scientology is the first science on Earth that could

      — salvage a human being.

      Let’s play it straight to the guy himself.
      That’s the way it is. .”

      The flim-flam Bunco Man gaming the “there’s-a-sucker-born-every-minute” gullible wherever, whenever he could.

      • Graham

        “We can proof a person against bad health.” But sadly, not against bad breath.

        • MaxSpaceman

          :-))

      • chukicita

        Proof. Just means “resistant.”

  • Kestrel

    O/T: The Freewinds has been moored at Cartagena, Colombia since September 5. If they’re planning on heading back to Aruba they need to do it really soon. Invest 97L may very well track along the northern South America coast as a tropical depression or tropical storm. I would not want to be on that bucket of bolts in any kind of storm.

    • It’s possibly in dry dock getting its bottom scraped.

      • ScnMonkeyNuts

        Better not scrape too hard, they’ll go through all that rotten hull plating!

        • Graham

          That happened to me once. Canal boat I was thinking of buying. Bottom was paper thin and my exploratory surveyor’s pen-knife went right through. Fortunately it was out of the water on a hard-standing.

          • ScnMonkeyNuts

            Yikes–good job that you got a marine surveyor (many don’t, to their detriment!) and that it was ashore when the pen-knife check was done 🙂

      • Kestrel

        She’s afloat.

        • Somebody over at WWP thinks she’s under repair (but the satellite tracking’s ambiguous). The frustrating bit is that though there’s a Cartagena port webcam, it’s just out of range to see the Fartwinds: http://www.apc.es/webcam.php

          • Kestrel

            She could be, but she looks to be miles from the shipyards.

            • And shipyards cost. She’s such a cheapskate tub any repairs most likely involve the RPF, toothpicks and gaffer-tape 😉

            • Kestrel

              Hahahaha!!!!

            • chukicita

              Gaffer tape’s not cheap. Staples, hot glue and postulates?

            • iampissed

              No it’s about 35 bucks a roll.

            • iampissed

              You talk GAFFERS TAPE. you are a god!
              True story I brought a roll with me to my wife’s and I birthing
              class. Let that stick in your mind, True story.

    • Graham

      At some point it’s going to pull into one of the three ports on it’s regular bus route and never come out again. Perhaps that day’s arrived?

      • Kestrel

        I pray that it would meet its end while moored.

        • Missionary Kid

          I would love to have it sink at the dock. It would cost big bucks to raise it, and the publicity woulD be great, IMO.

    • iampissed

      Thanks for the update.

    • Missionary Kid

      Freewinds, AKA known as SS Mesothelioma, due to all of the asbestos aboard.

  • grundoon

    Ron admits, “The acquirement of a radiation refugee center… is undertaken, in the main, as a promotion stunt.”

    The organization is to remain in Washington, D.C. for a very long time to come, since the probabilities of atomic war are rendered so remote by various activities that no real danger is to be apprehended. The acquirement of a radiation refugee center elsewhere than in Washington has little or no bearing on the activities of the Founding Church, and is undertaken, in the main, as a promotion stunt. The only thing which could force any removal would be general fear on the part of the public of an imminent bombing of Washington, thus deterring them from attending at the classes or coming in for processing, but this is quite remote and, if it arises, it will be taken care of at that time, by establishing an additional center at the radiation refugee unit. However, this is not contemplated at this time. Various political reasons make it mandatory for the Church to be in Washington, D.C., and the atomic scare which is permeating government will not affect, and indeed may even assist, our activities, in that other workers may become more easily available to us, within the city.

    — L. Ron Hubbard
    HCO BULLETIN OF 14 NOVEMBER 1956 – REORGANIZATION WASHINGTON OPERATION

    • MarcabExpat

      Ha – with Ron, there’s always a punch line, however grim.

  • DoveAlexa

    I almost missed Nats birfday? Nay I say, NAY! (f5) http://i.imgur.com/8nPRwTr.gif?noredirect

    • Baby

      WOW Dove.. You really outdid yourself.. I am quite impressed!

    • Thank you!

  • Imelda Marcos

    “Drugs are essentially poisons. A small amount acts as a stimulant (speeds you up). A greater amount acts as a sedative (slows you down). This is true of any drug. Only the amount needed to achieve the effect differs.” WUT??? I had no idea they believe this stuff about drugs. Damn, they’re no better than Food Babe.

    • Missionary Kid

      Drugs can contain a wide variety of ingredients from antibiotics to xylocane. To say that they are essentially poisons is stupid. Under their logic, salt or water can be said to be essentially poisonous because too much of either in one’s system can be fatal.

      • iampissed

        Interesting as I had a relation that loved milk, yep ended up in ER
        with vitamin D poisoning. Dude really loved some milk.

        • Imelda Marcos

          You can also kill yourself by drinking too much water in a short period of time, it doesn’t even have to be alcohol (or milk).

          • Missionary Kid

            As I replied to pissed, I’m willing to bet that the person was taking a vitamin D supplement as well as drinking milk.

          • Missionary Kid

            You know that you can get drunk on water…just like you can get drunk on land.
            O.K. Dumb joke.

        • Missionary Kid

          I’m willing to bet that he was also taking a vitamin D supplement.

    • Observer

      When I had my colonoscopy a couple of years ago they gave me a propofol. A little did NOT act as a stimulant. I was out in seconds.

      btw, I see why Michael Jackson wanted it. It feels like you’re going to sleep (just really, really fast), and when you come out of it it feels like you’re waking up.

      • Imelda Marcos

        I know! I transcribe medical reports for a living, and believe me, a tiny dose of fentanyl will NOT speed you up. They’re idiots.

      • Kestrel

        I had the same experience.

        • beauty for ashes

          I didn’t know kestrels had colons 😉

          • Kestrel

            Well, there is a large intestine, but it’s not really all that large.

            • beauty for ashes

              Did you see the dioramas that Steve Carell made in “Dinner for Schmucks?” Picturing tiny bird hospital staffed by mice 🙂

            • Kestrel

              I’m afraid not. The local drive-in must not have shown that movie. They only have the one screen, so they have to cater to their audience. At least I get to watch for free.

            • beauty for ashes

              🙂

    • Missionary Kid

      At the $cientology recommended dosage, niacin is poison.

      • Imelda Marcos

        I’ve heard that, they really overdo it, right? To the point that it turns people’s skin yellow?

        • Missionary Kid

          IIRC, the skin turning yellow is from it shutting down your liver function. IANA doctor, but there was a long discussion about its usage here in the Bunker a while ago. I’d recommend that you go online and see what the Mayo Clinic and the University of Maryland Medical Center have to say. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b3-niacin There are posters here who have had permanent liver damage from the purif. If there’s any more damage for one person, they will have to go on dialysis and get a transplant.

          Just Google Niacin toxicity.

      • iampissed

        I have been on the slow release version 2000 mil. I could do it, but found
        no reason to do so so stopped. It was a hit and miss sort of thing. Most of
        the time I could sleep..but when it didn’t go right it was not fun.

        • Missionary Kid

          That is WAY TOO FUCKING MUCH, BY 200 TIMES! From the article on Niacin in Wikipedia, “The Food and Nutrition Board of the U.S. Institute of Medicine updated Estimated Average Requirements (EARs) and Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for niacin in 1998. The current EARs for niacin for women and men ages 14 and up are 11 mg/day and 12 mg/day, respectively; the RDAs are 14 and 16 mg/day, respectively. RDAs are higher than EARs so as to identify amounts that will cover people with higher than average requirements. RDA for pregnancy equals 18 mg/day. RDA for lactation equals 17 mg/day. For infants up to 12 months the Adequate Intake (AI) is 2–4 mg/day. and for children ages 1–13 years the RDA increases with age from 6 to 12 mg/day. As for safety, the Food and Nutrition Board also sets Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (known as ULs) for vitamins and minerals when evidence is sufficient. In the case of niacin the UL is set at 35 mg/day.

          Read this, too. I hope your liver wasn’t damaged. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b3-niacin This is one case where Hubbard’s advice on health is outright fucking dangerous.

  • iampissed

    OT weather alert for TB vers Rams 2 min to go TB down by 5.
    Yea just trying to get the fantasy people worked up.

  • Stinky Wizzleteets

    Oh man. I cannot WAIT to get the graphic novel for Battlefield earth. The movie is in my Worse Movies Ever Made collection and now the comic can go into my bathroom. I need toilet paper anyways.

    • Missionary Kid

      You’re probably gonna end up with ink on your ass if you use it.

      • iampissed

        There isn’t that much alcohol in the world.

    • MarcabExpat

      I’ve been looking for a used copy for a while — ain’t buying one new and giving them even one cent.

  • Vaquera
    • MarcabExpat

      Happy Birthday Nat! May your waters ever be clear; may your breezes every be salty; and may a seagull never poop in your hair!

    • Ooooh! Pretty

  • JJ

    S’terrible but I know what might actually work for the CoS. Take the poor saps who works the front lines of the outreach centers and shift them by time zones. A prophet in his own country and such. If some local person tried to interest you in some flim flam religion you’d keep walking, but if you heard someone with a cool, sexy accent you’d be more likely to turn around and start up a conversation. It’s as good as having a dog with you for breaking the ice. I know if I heard a Irish accent I’d turn around and wonder who this was and why they were here. I might even go so far as to listen to a bit of tech blather just to hear the melodious tones of the Irish brogue. Not saying I’d go in, or buy anything…or give em my home number…

  • flyonthewall

    Happy B-Day Nat! Bc cool stuff like girl power and fairies and skateboards https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9d88d2d610b393fcb59e8086a4db0d7ba92d2c0ba1f5793b33f3d0a2e4796606.gif

    • Rasha

      You misplaced “cool stuff like”, but that’s okay….. ^_^

      • flyonthewall

        you no like skateboards?

        • Rasha

          Oh, yes. Yes, I do.

          • flyonthewall

            did you know if you put a k in your name to spell Raksha, you would be named after Mowgli’s wolf mother in Jungle Book?

            • beauty for ashes

              did you know that if you put an aw infront of your name, you would be awfly on the wall?
              now do me!!!

            • flyonthewall

              *snort* you said do me

            • Rasha

              Oh, you.

            • iampissed

              Do you two need a moment?

            • beauty for ashes

              I also spelled awfully wrong. I has leetle brainz today! walked right into that one!

            • flyonthewall

              beauty queen for gashes

            • beauty for ashes

              Oooh good Halloween costume.!

            • Rasha

              I do now….

            • beauty for ashes

              or if we put a ew in the middle of your name you would be Rewasha?

            • Rasha

              XD

          • flyonthewall

            Fixed. That better?

            • Rasha

              Perfect! ^_^

    • Observer
      • flyonthewall

        No mercy!!

        • Observer

          This is one of my favorite pics ever. There is nothing more beautiful than the sheer joy on the face of the girl in yellow.

      • Rasha

        YAAAAAA!!!! NAILGUNS!!!!!!!

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Rasha, you have an army!

      • iampissed

        That’s the way I like my folks.

      • iampissed

        And in heels

      • That is awesome.

    • iampissed

      Dam now that’s FLY.

    • Yesh!

      • Missionary Kid

        Happy birthday. I hope it was a good one.

  • beauty for ashes

    I might just be toootally fried, but there’s nothing they can do to stoke the fire in Ireland. I just can’t see it. If sci tried and failed somewhere there is a reason. And I’m probably saying that because even though I am an ethnic frappe, I am 1/4 irish.
    And I just can’t see it catching on there. And Tom Cruise’s Face is enough to scare anyone away.

  • grundoon

    In a bulletin announcing the opening of his Dublin “Atomic Energy Healing” office, LRH reveals his new radiation tech that will be the basis of the 1956 Scientology marketing campaign.

    In the last paragraph, Ron takes a slam at Alphia Hart, a dedicated supporter from the early years, who published the not-deferential-enough monthly newsletter The Aberree from his outpost in Enid OK.

    Atomic energy has always been a tragedy. Atomic radiation burns savagely and furiously, and life so burnt in this age and time then is incapable of procreating. In other words, an atomic burn hits mainly at the second dynamic. The reason it does is the number of times planets have been wiped out in the past. When atomic radiation came all procreation became pointless. The genetic line was over-ended and done. There was no use making new cells or new babies. There was no future into which they could go. Thus the appearance of radioactivity tends to aberrate the second dynamic. Its actual use brings about a total apathy on procreation. Radiation first and foremost when it burns is effective simply because the hemoglobin no longer makes new cells and so a person dies of acute anemia. The blood cells are, it is true, the most cowardly of all the body cells. Blood cells lake into the center of the body in a moment of fear or terror. They give up quickest when struck by atomic radiation.

    I have been conducting a series of experiments, one of them almost fatal to myself, on the auditing of radiation burns. I have found that we can make an enormous effect upon radiation burns and can cure them in a milder form. That means we are the only agency, the only people on the face of Earth who can cure the effect of atomic radiation. I expect to make further progress in this direction and the whole answer is not yet gained, for the whole answer would be to actually proof a body against radiation itself.

    It is rather foolish to believe that a flash of light which actually goes through and is not stopped by ten feet of concrete can yet do things of hideous magnitude to a body. That is all that alpha and gamma and the rest are – a flash of light. There must then be some cooperation on the part of the body to stop the flash which is not present in concrete. True, a newspaper held before the body interposed between it and an atomic flash can keep the body from being severely burned, but remember the actual destructive rays do actually go on through the newspaper and unless stopped by the body itself would go on through the body. On such reasoning I began to experiment to discover what the body was doing in connection with atomic radiation and discovered that it was actually stopping it.

    I found out further the procreative aspect of atomic radiation came about because atomic radiation on the early track was used as a punishment mechanism. At first it appeared that atomic radiation was the basis of the second dynamic and its various wavelengths, but this is not true. They were so identified because radiation was used in second dynamic punishments and activities. Radiation is the only thing capable of reaching into the mock-up strata of a thetan and on this high wavelength knocking apart his bank. There are many black fives around whose black screens are actually radiation hunger.

    On the basis that the only havingness difficulty is under the heading of “not enough” I caused atomic radiation to be wasted (until the thetan could accept it). The difficulty was trying to operate with radiative mock-ups in the vicinity of bodies. Evidently the thetan has to change his mind very thoroughly before the body can be coaxed into letting radiation pass by. The body is apparently anxious for radiation punishment, since it then no longer has to continue a genetic line.

    The problem on which I am working is the actual proofing of a body against damage from bomb flash. That is between us auditors. To publication, however, it is actually factual that we are the only people who can do anything to alleviate or cure atomic fission. No serums or other mechanisms have proven effective. The most effective means of cleaning up radiation or radioactive dust in an area is the common water hose. That is the high tide of anti-radiational research. In Scientology, using standard procedures and including in them an address to radioactive masses, we can cure by remedying havingness with it radiation burns. Indeed, it requires a very skilled piece of auditing with a great deal of havingness remedy, but we can do it.

    Now I want you, and by that you I mean you, not a general editorial “you,” to send me at once any article in whatever publication or any book or pamphlet of whatever simple or complex nature you have, know about and can get, to me here at the Scientology Emergency Station, address “Scientology, 69 Merrion Square S., Dublin, Ireland.” Please send me as well any horror material you have. I do not even have a copy of John Hersey’s book on Hiroshima or any newspaper accounts on it. You can help by taking upon yourself personally the responsibility of being the only person who is going to send me any material here. As Ireland is well removed from any such threat, the material extant at this point is very poor. I need this material in order to draw upon it for a book. This book will be called “Atomic Burns, Their Danger, Cure and Prevention,” and it will be, we hope, in all the major book stores of the world and will be, I assure you, translated into the various languages.

    You see, the most frightening aspect of atomic radiation is that it is the very most basic ingredient in insanity, and people close to it, handling it or restimulated by it can be no better than totally insane. You see the threat we are up against? Now it may well be that the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission outlawed psychiatrists from its ranks and precincts simply because these, who do at least know insanity when they see it, might have been urging institutionalization of every leading atomic scientist on grounds of paranoia, megalomania, and other psychotic symptoms. My own experience with these people would confirm it. The atomic scientist in the world today on grounds of security is removed from any skilled mental observation of any kind whatsoever. Nobody knows whether they are sane or not. Researches demonstrate that the stuff they are handling would bring about insanity in them in very short order. A light look at the subject demonstrates that they have a craving for the destruction of all life. They are totally careless and conscienceless when questioned on the subject of destruction of men, women and children in cities. They are equally conscienceless concerning the injury of their fellow workers.

    A symptom of this insanity visible to us every month or so from Enid, Oklahoma, is a man who was, for a long while, closely connected with atomic energy, and who between attacks on Scientology has horrible writhings concerning his own sanity and alternates attacks upon his auditor with grovelling begging to be relieved of the awfulness of his life. Nothing could be done for this man previously in Scientology, as no research had been done on the peculiar aberration from which he was suffering – overdoses of radiation received while an observer at Eniwetok. The screens which covered his vision were radiation hungry. No one auditing him connected his past experience with atomic energy and his case, since it was not known that there was any relationship. So we have had at least one case in our own midst demonstrating various types of insanity simply by reason of having been connected with atomic energy earlier in his career. There may be others. We know now that these surrender as cases if by auditing they are brought to create and destroy radiative masses in mock-ups. It is, however, a very dangerous piece of auditing and must be done very gently. You may, by the way, have wondered why I never really attacked this particular vilifier in Oklahoma. It was only that I was aware of the fact that his case was unsolvable and that Scientology had indeed failed him, and because I felt sorry for him. I am not the sort of a fellow to kick a dog when he is down and I knew what desperate shape that person was in. I am rather relieved now to know exactly what was wrong in his case, and sometime or other an auditor can be sent down there.

    — L. Ron Hubbard
    PROFESSIONAL AUDITOR’S BULLETIN
    P.A.B. No. 74 – 6 March 1956

    • beauty for ashes

      I feel like shoving a crumpled ball of paper into dead Lron’s mouth even though he is already quite dead and will never come back. I would be so pleased if I never had to hear his word vomit again. I think I need to stand in front of the LRH dart board for a while.

      • Missionary Kid

        Next time you go swimming in the ocean, take a leak. That way you can say that you pissed on LRH’s grave.

    • MarcabExpat

      Damn, grundoon, you are bringing the data like a boss!

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      “Appears mental.”

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      “The blood cells are, it is true, the most cowardly of all the body cells.”

      What the…what??!! Your red and white blood cells are the reason you are even ALIVE, you fuckwit! (Well, them and your mitochondria.)

      That was not directed at you, grundoon. I am yelling at clouds. I just get especially irritated when Hubbard starts hacking science.

      • Frodis73

        Lol. I am no scientist by any stretch of the imagination, but I would kick his ass. I would guess most 6th grade kids have a better grasp of science than Hubbard.
        eta-clarification/forgot whole sentence…I am half asleep.

    • kemist

      ” a newspaper held before the body interposed between it and an atomic flash can keep the body from being severely burned”

      Hmmm, newspaper you say. Interesting.

      Please hold this newspaper in front of your genitals and wait while I fetch my radiation source.

      *evil grin*

  • Bringing Scientology to Ireland was a big mistake from the very beginning.

    They all belong to the Church of Irish Yoga over there. Like for centuries.

  • salin

    Hey Nat, *this* happened yesterday, but was posted today – on your birthday – on the NASA space watching website. Sending you a birthday video (how awesome is nature), and the first comment on the video’s you tube page gives an interesting explanation. Happy Birthday Nat! You, too, are a force of nature.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjZMPBO1tXs

    • beauty for ashes

      neato burrito salin, can’t wait to watch!

    • ExCult.Jan

      Kewl

    • Baby

      Wow.. absolutely breathtaking piglet.. I love the birds flying by.. Very mesmerizing.. thanks honey..

    • Baby

      I couldn’t see the wale spouts.. did you see them piggie..?

      • Robert Eckert

        down at the bottom of the “mushroom cloud” early in the video just a couple grayish columns of spray that hang in the air for a little while.

        • Baby

          OK.. Going back to watch the Wales.. thanks xo

      • salin

        In the beginning of the clip there is a column of red near the bottom of the image that rises up to the lower cloud. That is caused by the whale spouts.

    • Thanks 🙂

  • Tony Ortega

    Sorry to hear about Arnold Palmer. He felt like a friend that I’d never met.

    • Kestrel

      I hadn’t heard. He helped turn golf from a pastime for the well-to-do to something that appealed to everyone. A great champion with a great heart. He will be missed.

    • Baby

      I met Arnie when I was a Bartender at this Swanky Joint during the ’79 US Open.. at The Inverness Club
      ( Toledo) I didn’t bartend at Inverness..another one..ha

      He was such a gentleman. He sat at the bar and gave me a huge tip.. Jack Nickles and Gary Player were there also. Now I’m getting old and I am not calling my EX husband..

      But we weren’t supposed to ask for autographs.. so I slipped either Jack or Arnie a napkin and asked for an autograph. He winked at me..Took his hat off , wrote his name on it and handed it to me.. ( Swear to God)

      I almost died on the spot..and gave it to my EX ugh.. Shit.. Had I only known.

      PS.. The next day my GF and I went to a dinner.. and at first these snotty Country club women wouldn’t let us in ( No invitations, but verbally asked) because they thought we were HOOKERS.. bawwhahhahahaha

      Rest in Peace Arnie.. I’m sure my Ex has your hat..

      • ExCult.Jan

        But you have the story!

        • Baby

          Hahahha Yes I do Jan.. xo That was such a fun night..

      • Baby

        OOPS forgot to add.. My GF that was in the Hippie photo with me .. also walked up to the Country Club with me for the Dinner .. I think they had award, but don’t remember that..

      • Baby

        Robert E… Do you remember me telling this story before? You have the best memory.

        • Robert Eckert

          I don’t think so, at least not in detail.

          • Baby

            thanks Rob.. xo

      • Juicer77

        Sweet memory. Thanks!

        • Baby

          It is a nice memory.. thank you Juice..

    • MarcabExpat

      I don’t recall ever hearing of any but good things about him, for as many decades as he was a public figure. That says a great deal about him.

    • outraged

      As a kid Arnold Palmer WAS golf to me, like Xerox and Kleenex are photocopies and tissues.

    • iampissed

      Yea…what is there to,say

    • ReallyMGM

      Perhaps the drink tomorrow should be an Arnold Palmer. Half lemonade, half ice tea.

      • Missionary Kid

        I was drinking what is now called an Arnold Palmer before the name became popular, in the early 60’s. I’ve lately started to apply Arnold’s name to it. It certainly is better than the name we gave it because of the turbid color: panther piss.

      • gtsix

        That’s a half and half in the DC/Baltimore area. Such good. RIP Arnie.

    • Imelda Marcos

      I watched him on TV with my dad, also a golfer. Hearing about Arnold Palmer makes me miss my dad.

  • Liberated

    O/T…..I must share this household tip with you guys, it actually worked to clean the shower head of
    hard water deposits.

    Step O ) Use a 1 gallon size storage bag and plain white vinegar.

    Step 1 ) put a rubber band above the neck of the shower neck so you can pull it down to secure bag.

    Step 2 ) Fill bag with enough vinegar to cover holes, not too much.

    Step 3 ) Pull down rubber band to secure bag, then tie it with twine or anything so it doesn’t fall.

    Step 4 ) Let sit overnight, and Voila! Free running shower that works.

    Like how I began with step O? Ron would be so proud.

    • Missionary Kid

      I just take the shower head off, put it in a cup, and cover make sure that the area that the spray comes from is covered with vinegar or other mild acid.

      Your technique is pretty good, but I’d only use a quart sized bag, and change the vinegar after a few hours.

  • Joe

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/angelospagnolo/do-you-know-who-might-be-a-scientologist

    Interesting quiz I found over at Buzzfeed.

    Another point of interest is the comments section. I feel like it’s a really interesting snapshot of the general opinion about Scientology among people who have probably had no personal experiences with it.

    • Missionary Kid

      What does “personal experience” mean? To be in $cientology? To have dealt with $cientologists? To have been fair gamed? One doesn’t have to have a personal experience with ebola to know it’s not a good thing.

      • Joe

        It means they’ve never had an interaction with Scientology or with a Scientologist. They just know what they know from the media.

        • Baby

          GOOD.. the word is getting out!

        • Missionary Kid

          There’s also personal witness of former $cientologists, especially the ones who have been persecuted (by fair game) and who have risked much to speak out.

          It’s nice to use the term “media” because that can mean all sorts of things. $cientology’s own media makes $cientology distasteful to many. Its actions in public, and the quite obvious lying done that make their claims “provable bullshit”. A prime example is simply their claims of number of members.

          Another example is the websites that $cientology maintains in an attempt to personally attack people who it dislikes. I believe they appear to common people as quite smarmy.

          It is interesting that an organization that claims to be able to divine what a person is thinking by the use of the e-meter isn’t able to detect when a person is going to become “apostate”. It is also amazing that there are so many people who are considered faithful one day, and, shortly after, a blackard.

          $cientology’s need to attack and destroy anyone who it perceives as a threat, as exemplified by the lovely Jenny, at LAX, and the squirrel busters also sully its reputation.

  • Hello Autumn.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Oh, it’s glorious, isn’t it? I have the windows open, I’m roasting squash, drinking a little sake…it’s equivalent to heaven, basically, after this long humid summer.

    • Baby

      OMG… Dodo.. sigh.. My favorite season..I miss it terribly..

    • Jimmy3

      Is she cute?

    • MarcabExpat

      So jealous.

    • ReallyMGM

      Autumn? What’s that? It was 97+ degrees today. And not counting the heat index (humidity included). This is the point I am ready to move every year. Then someone points out how cold they are in January and I am happy, happy, happy.

      • Frodis73

        Ugh. I am dreading January. I am postulating for a mild winter…let’s all pull together and use our special ASC OT powers so I can have a mild winter.

  • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

    Nat! I didn’t know what to get you for your birthday, so here’s a pupurrito. Hope you’ve been enjoying your day, sweet pea! (F5)
    https://barkpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/5-2.jpg

    • Jimmy3

      Needs sour cream

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        And a little guacamole.

        • beauty for ashes

          I don’t think Nat will like it, you better give him to me instead.

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            Yes, ma’am. ; )

            • beauty for ashes

              Yeah! Nat is probably sooooo drunk right now she won’t even remember this!

    • Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! GIMME DAT PUPPEH!

  • Little prog.

    Gojira – The Shooting Star

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnRv4azfris

  • Ninara Poll

    No. 69 Merrion Square costs only €400,000? And it was a no-buy? Miscavity is a cheapskate. Wouldn’t be surprised if his John Lobbs are knockoffs 😉

    • Missionary Kid

      DM himself is a knockoff, and very poorly done.

      • kemist

        A knockoff of what, though, that’s the question.

        • Dave Reams

          Of what he, as a 12 year old cine org assistent to LRH, found floating in LRH’s toilet bowl when LRH called him in for a vertical wipe and lap dissolve.

        • Missionary Kid

          He’s a knockoff of LRH, but far greedier and vindictive, with very thin skin.

  • madame duran

    My message for Ireland:
    When Scientology comes with its siren song to win you over, remember Cathriona White. Remember Lisa McPherson. And do everything in your power to fight them off.

    • Username

      Well said. I feel like we should head Co$ off at the pass by tweeting, emailing, etc (but not letter writing) each of these safe pointed targets and let them know why the new kids (bullies) in the playground want to be their friends so bad.

    • John McGhee

      Unfortunately they have been here since the 50s

      • madame duran

        But look at them now! Circling the drain (thanks to your help and other vigilant ones)! May Ireland be blessed with its own version of Senator Xenophon. 🙂

        • John McGhee

          Thanks, Madame, but alas only two people got out due to the Anonymous protests; myself being one 🙁

  • Lady Squash

    Kudos for “safe pointing the environment”. Before you throw tomatoes, I’m kidding! Back in the day I thought the idea of safe pointing the environment was so clever. And if you’re introducing a miracle cure for say a small pox vaccination into a voodoo kinda place, safe pointing is smart. But when you ARE the virus, the equation changes dramatically. Still clever, but I’ve got to add an adjective: diabolically clever. Am still mortified that I fell for all the horse, well, you know the rest of the word.

    • Baby

      Jeeze.. lady where ya been? Missed you! Just going to bed..yawwwwwwwwwwwwwn

      • Jenyfurrrrr

        Baby you crack me up, I love coming on here (& feel much better for my inability to pick it in & go to bed when I’m here) and I see “8 hours ago” – “Got to go to bed now” then like a countdown “7, 6, 5… Hours ago” – “I’m really going to bed now…”
        But then someone pops in you make sure to say hi to and on it goes (my husband chides me for doing the same anytime we try to leave a party or social event) and I SO get it. Just had to say hi and appreciate that about you – and in no way make light of it – you’re one of those people others will always say “she just made my day” or “always makes me smile!”
        Thanks for being you! Xoxo

        • Baby

          Well.. that touched my heart..for Gawd sake.. How sweet of you honey.
          You just made MY day love.. xo baby

      • Lady Squash

        Hi Baby, I’ve been sick. Nothing serious. I won’t die from it. It just feels like I will. Nice to be missed. Thank you.

  • Baby

    John McGee.. WWP..

    ” Ireland gets new Scientology office
    A new scientology “national affairs office” (whatever that means) sets up in the same square as the original dianetics centre as opened by hubbard here in the 50s.

    Given that the population of scientologists in Ireland doesn’t exceed 40 (being generous here) and that they all live in the greater Dublin area, it is is a mystery as to the use to which this building will be put. According to the attached article the property was selling for a cool €1.8 million, it was a steal in comparison to its boomtime price of several million.

    However, SP sources are coming back with info that it was purchased for €400,000
    http://www.broadsheet.ie/tag/church-of-scientology/
    http://www.irishtimes.com/business/c…-4m-1.1996597”

  • Frodis73

    Attn Nat-I was hoping to catch you in person, but I was nattering and I missed ya. So, here ya go. I wish you a very Happy Birthday and I hope you partied like a rock star! m/
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/557ec5bedb5c3b28d1467048bd77b8cb14aecc7e1d316ad1bfa8268ed03de221.jpg

  • What’sup
    • Juicer77

      Hee hee

    • Charles Manson

      Looks like Jesus was the big body thetan Hubbard was trying to zap with the spark plug.

    • flyonthewall

      that’s the best kind of nonsense

    • What’sup

      They gotta change that law. Sheesh.

    • OOkpik

      Religion, shmeligion!

      CofS needs to be stripped of its religious cloaking
      and be recognized as the criminal organization that it is.

      • Government loves them. Imagine if they could get us all to dance like a clam!

  • LongtimeLurker

    License, registration, I ain’t got none
    But I got a clear conscience ’bout the things that I done

    Maybe you got a kid, maybe you got a pretty wife
    The only thing that I got’s been bothering me my whole life

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nU5MyNuBdhg

  • John Prince

    Scio’s nearly dead in Ireland as well as most other Nations in Europe ..not to mention North America (just wanted to underline this positive Trend, let’s hope the Ball keeps rolling in the right direction! ) SP’s are clearing the Planet of Stupidologists at an ever-increasing rate ..hail Xenu

    • You right, it’s the SP’s that are going to clear the planet.

    • LongtimeLurker

      I feel like Australia is dropping the ball.

      Not that it’s growing here, but it’s not shrinking fast enough either.

      • John Prince

        As long as they keep sinking deeper in the Red financially in the Land Down Under,things are looking fine..at least Our Stats are UP , I mean over 1.5 Million Bunker Post’s & the Fun Factor keeps growing …
        YIPPIEEEEEEE!!!! KEEP THE LAUGH ATTACK GOING FOLKS!!!!@!

  • Pedrofcuk is funny: “How can I join this ASC thing? It sounds like fun.
    Sorry, just joking. I wouldn’t want to be a member of any group that would have someone like me as a member!

    No, really, not joking.”

  • LongtimeLurker

    NEW POST UP.
    All ASC members in good standing report for duty.
    Bring your socks.

  • littlefish

    I wonder how they’re going to translate all the LRHisms into Irish.

  • Dave Reams

    I have it on good authority that the stolen Irish crown jewels are hidden in the bricks and walls of #4 Merrion Street !

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/15/the-scandalous-mystery-of-who-stole-the-irish-crown-jewels.html