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Scientology’s latest drama in Russia: The mystery woman who infiltrated an org

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Our thanks to Danil Tylevich for making us aware that numerous Russian media outlets are carrying stories about a woman named Darya Varnovskaya, who spent more than a year working at Scientology’s St. Petersburg org in order to secretly gather information about it.

Varnovskaya insists that when she joined the St. Petersburg org in April 2015 she was a journalist working on assignment to secretly film the church. But at least one news outlet there has characterized her as simply a member who became disgruntled and left the church after it was raided by law enforcement earlier this year.

Either way, she was there long enough that she was hired on staff as an ethics officer and later became a registrar, a person whose job it is to get people to sign up for more courses and to give more money. While doing that job she used her smartphone to capture quite a bit of footage. At one point, for example, she catches the supervising registrar as he tells her colleagues that they’ve only brought in 4 million rubles that week (about $64,000), but he expected 5 million rubles.

Perhaps the best footage that Darya managed to sneak out during her time was something that we’ve seen elsewhere, a bizarre ritual where cash is thrown in the air.

 

 
Darya’s story first went public in July, during a two-part report on Nika Strizhak’s Channel 5 show titled “The Soul Rippers.”

On October 5, a press conference featuring Varnovskaya was held that carried the name “The shadow billions of Russian Scientologists: The American cult undermining our state’s economy.” She appeared with four “experts”: Aleksander Korelov, of the Russian Centers for the Study of Religion and Sects; Father Georgii Ioffe, of St. Petersburg Orthodox Diocese; Father Arkadii Severiuhin, Dean of St. Petersburg Orthodox Institute of Religious Studies and Church Arts; and Nikita Dolgarev, of the Center for Psychological Security.

The conference resulted in a brief story that appeared in some English-language websites, but it didn’t explain who Varnovskaya was, and it also didn’t quote Father Ioffe, who claimed that the US government had stopped persecuting Scientologists in the mid-1980s because an agreement had been reached so that Scientology would supply the U.S. government’s intelligence agencies with information about people who take church courses. (That Scientology is a CIA front is a favorite Russian theory.)

In the various news reports, Varnovskaya said that the St. Petersburg org was taking in revenue of 16 million to 25 million rubles a month ($250,000 to $400,000) in sales of books, E-meters, and courses.

She said that discipline at the org is harsh, and she has asked for the state’s protection since going public, as she expects to be the subject of retaliation. One report indicated that Varnovskaya will be giving testimony in ongoing investigations of Scientology being conducted by local authorities.

Asked if Scientology interferes in Russian politics, she said that the org stays out of politics and its main goal is making money.

Varnovskaya said it was her opinion that the only way to deal with Scientology was to declare it a fraudulent organization and criminally indict it. Otherwise, she said, Scientology is impossible to shut down, as it always finds a way to survive.

Meanwhile, she is touchy about how she’s been portrayed in news stories, at least one of which has questioned her claim that she was a journalist when she joined the St. Petersburg org. When the news organization NTV characterized her as merely a disgruntled former Scientologist, she went on the attack in its comments section.

NTV, why are you lying to people and ruining my reputation? I am Darya Varnovskaya, not a Scientologist, but a journalist who purposely infiltrated this so-called church in order to collect information and reveal it to the public. Why are you saying that I came under the influence [of Scientology] and need protection? Why did all the other channels prepare normal reports about my investigation, but you make up fairy-tales?

We’ve sent Varnovskaya a message, and hope to ask her questions about her work soon.

 
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Request to disqualify judge in NAFC case is denied

Last week we told you about the disturbing recent developments in the National Association of Forensic Counselors’ trademark lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon. NAFC’s CEO, Karla Taylor, was ordered to turn over the entire contents of her personal hard drive to Narconon’s attorneys by Magistrate Judge Steven Shreder, even though the drive contained intensely personal information about Taylor that has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

And then Taylor’s attorneys learned that Shreder not only used to work for one of the law firms representing some of the lawsuit’s defendants, but that his wife, Sandy Shreder, currently works at that law firm as a legal assistant.

But District Judge Ronald White dismissed the motion filed by Taylor asking that Shreder be disqualified because of his connection to his former law firm, saying that he wasn’t troubled by those connections.

“At a rough estimate, probably 25 to 30 percent of that magistrate’s household income comes from the law firm representing the defendant in a case he’s making critical rulings on. I just don’t see how that’s anything other than an appearance of impropriety,” said Texas Lawyer, one of our legal experts.

But that appearance of impropriety was apparently not enough to convince Judge White that Shreder shouldn’t be making decisions about who gets to see Karla Taylor’s most intimate information.

We expect to have another important update on the case for you early next week.

 
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Diana Hubbard at a Scientology event

Rod Keller spotted this amazing photograph that was posted this week by a member of the BogotΓ‘ Ideal Org’s staff.

 
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It shows Diana Hubbard, daughter of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, dressed for the Patrons’ Ball last Saturday night during the International Association of Scientologists’ weekend anniversary events held at Saint Hill Manor, Scientology’s UK headquarters in East Grinstead, England.

[UPDATE: We’ve learned that this photo was taken at the Flag Land Base for its celebrations of the IAS gala, not in England itself.]

Diana is the last member of the Hubbard family still involved in Scientology, and she spends most of her time working at the secretive International Base near Hemet, California.

Former Sea Org executive Tom DeVocht tells us that it’s really unusual for Diana to be at the IAS events, because Scientology leader David Miscavige didn’t want Hubbard family members to attend. “I’m not sure what the hell that’s about, but it’s awfully strange,” Tom tells us.

Another person who knew Diana well told us it actually wasn’t uncommon for Diana to go to the IAS gala, but always in a Sea Org uniform and in some kind of support role — to give a seminar, for example.

But to attend in fancy dress? Unprecedented, we’re told.

“The pressure to get everyone involved with the programs is getting more intense,” says our source who recently helped us in a piece about the church’s celebrities. “Trotting out Diana Hubbard, the only family member left in, makes sense. Miscavige needs every bit of help to keep the whales happy. The number of phone calls I’ve been getting to attend the IAS event is prodigious.”

 
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On the scene for Ireland’s national affairs office opening

Andrea Garner is on the scene today with Pete Griffiths as Scientology opens its national affairs office in Dublin…

“With an hour to go there is no sign of crowds. There’s no ribbon/rosette on the building but there are rolled up flags ready to be unfurled. Two people came out and Pete thinks one was the bassist from the Jive Aces.”

 
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“The flags are unfurled and the plaque is revealed…”

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on October 15, 2016 at 07:00

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

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    I’m not going to be able to sleep for giggling. A few of the official/attendees photos are being posted online and who is that all the way over on the right? It’s me! πŸ˜›

    F5

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c7c31bc03985d247b6283b6b71a25777817036e7f7f57247daa354ef5583ab9b.jpg

    • pluvo

      So close! OSA security will probably get lower conditions and get sec-checked because of it. You fit in perfectly – except … your bare feet with your flip -flops :D.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Heehee. I had silver ballet shoes on when I landed. They lasted 5 minutes of fast walking to keep up with Pete before I had blisters on both little toes. And saying that I realise I’ve left them in the pub, oops!

        • Enjoy your stay in Dublin. Been there done that!

          • Liberated

            I’m jealous.

    • There’s a novel called “The Man Who Was Friday”. A detective infiltrates an anarcist cell – and eventually learns that they are all policemen – there isn’t a genuine anarchist among them.

      i wonder how many of that crowd are actually Scientologists and how many are the kind of people who take ‘Free Personality Tests’ for a laugh πŸ™‚

    • Observer

      With the giant bag?

      • OOkpik

        Yes. That’s our Andrea!
        Tee hee

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Yes!

        • Baby

          good girl xo

          • daisy

            Baby were you in the storms way? I was worried , I know you are in Florida on an island. Hope you were not in its way.

            • Baby

              Oh Daisy I missed you honey.. We got high tropical winds, but that is all..thank Gawd. xo

          • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

            Hi baby!!!! *waves *

            • Baby

              hi sweet wogsy.. xoxox

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Actually, do you see the blue door just 8 feet or so from Scientology’s dread portal? That’s where I stood for the first half an hour taking photos. The photographer kept lining up groups of Scientologists on the steps in front of me to take commemorative pics. They’ll be commemorated alright!

    • Intergalactic Walrus
      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        How funny!

    • LongtimeLurker

      You’re the ultimate photo bomber.

    • Eivol Ekdal

      Who is in your purse? Captain Billy?

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      He he! That’s awesome!

    • What a lovely handbag. Capacious yet elegant.

  • Observer

    Me and my camera waiting for the Hunter’s Supermoon. Meanwhile, enjoy this shot of my lopsided nostrils, won’t you? And be sure to thank Disqus for posting it sideways.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c82fb5e0be1fe25f1e57dbd33d47c7764def2a65d73d60204005f36c77fd5bf9.jpg

    • Observer

      It’s up, and it’s bright orange!

      • Observer

        And huge!

        • Observer

          Uh-oh, I’m starting to remind myself of someone…can’t quite put my finger on who…

          • can you touch it?

            • Observer

              I wouldn’t want to!

        • daisy

          Are we talking about Trump ?

          • Observer

            lol

      • Vaquera

        Dox!

    • OOkpik
    • LongtimeLurker

      Are you okay? You look like you’ve just seen the 5th Invader Force.

    • iampissed

      It’s always fun to see folks faces. I understand why most don’t,
      but it always reminds me of the lunch that wasn’t.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Here’s an example of that brilliant clam communication for ya…
    Play the bigotry card, throw out ludicrous accusations of imagined “crimes” and then go radio silent when no one buys into your crap. Sheesh!

    Is it wrong for me to postulate that after the election results are tallied, that Mappin will “exteriorize”, never to be heard from again? πŸ˜‰
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c441f5a79c159a39022a0ea8a5b30ec8d40a1fb9e03e554db84c767494392f8b.png

    • not sure where he get’s his e-meter certified.

    • LongtimeLurker

      Thanks IW, I really appreciate these updates of MappinWorld (the worst theme park on Earth).

      Is Anne-Marie Thiel on The Bunker? She rolled him flat in that exchange. Go girl.

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      Omfg !!!! Can I eyeroll 47 bilkioln times?!

    • Observer

      *facepalm*

    • dungeon master

      I expect there’ll be a few Trump supporters who spontaneously combust after the election..

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Well in that case, the total number of $cientologists left will be down to mere dozens πŸ˜‰

        • dungeon master

          From your mouth to Sweet Baby Xenu in his Manger’s ear..

  • Vaquera
    • Nice

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Beautiful πŸ˜‰

      • Vaquera

        No serene Norwegian lakes, but colors made the climb worthwhile.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          I could see myself doing a video in such a lovely landscape.

      • Andrew Robertson

        Hey Johnny – why are you lot so mean to Finland? It’s not as though you haven’t got enough mountains already. It is their 100th birthday after all!

        ‘Norway will not give Halti Mount summit to Finland’

        http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37662811

        Andrew

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          One of my newest best friends (Newiga) is Finnish, and I was all for giving them the peak. I’m as bummed out about this decision as everyone else.

          Sorry, Newi. Hope you’re not too mad at me.

    • Observer

      Sooooo jelly!

    • Brava!

  • Vaquera
  • Andy Notch up the Xenu story….just a little bit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pQDV0BQlpI

    • Well that explains it: “Well it’s not true for everyone. I could not get anywhere on OT3 and It turned out I was not even in this galaxy when this Xenu thing “Happened”….. Not long after this cognition I was out of the church quietly haha…..”

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Andy has either taken way too many drugs or nowhere near enough of them.

        If the Xenu story wasn’t enough to put Andy off of $cn, then someone please send him the original OT 8 materials and we’ll see if Christ as a pedophile will do it. If not, then *gulp* I’m afraid that he’s real Sea Org material.

    • Robert Eckert

      Is it terrible that I just want to comb his hair?

      • And why, oh why can’t most bloggers come up with some kind of background that looks even slightly professional? What is that shite painting in the background? Is he in his gran’s room?

  • Observer

    The moon was actually the color it is in these pics. I set my camera to manual and adjusted frequently so that the color in the pics matched the color I was seeing in RL. The moon is a light yellowish now, but it’s still huge.

    In sequence:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b46fba72823b5ff20c8d0be95b695f17bd43e832cd1dac6efce09d238e5bd16.jpg

    As yet not harvested cornfield (most are already down)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a15c3b7c0512a18877f252866e842c86c7464903a4d619d5a0267ecf3abea411.jpg

    I’m going to have to get a longer zoom lens!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06d819aeec4deda5c9119c6313479063a05525f45b759aabc832d523ab60ba0d.jpg

    • OOkpik

      Spectacular!

    • Vaquera

      Gorgeous.

      • flyonthewall

        stop talking about yourself

        • Vaquera

          Do you accept PayPal?

          • flyonthewall

            my compliments are always free but burns will cost you

            • Vaquera

              I’ll get some Foille.

    • flyonthewall

      fake

      not your pic but the moon. The moon is so fake

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        I think it’s one of the balloons they released in Dublin.

        • flyonthewall

          *nods* I’m listening

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            Ummm… That’s about it. I think it’s one of them.

            • flyonthewall

              I am interested in your theories and would like to subscribe to your newsletter

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              You can join my group. It’s called Johnnytology. Courses are really cheap, or you can join staff and get them for free.

            • flyonthewall

              let’s just cut to the chase shall we? Free t-shirt. I want one. The ball is in your court sir

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Your ‘I love Johnny’ t-shirt is in the mail. Hatting starts at 8 AM tomorrow.

            • Dylan

              I will only join if you ruin my family.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              You mean you don’t have a normal family – one that is already in tatters due to constant bickering, cheating, sibling rivalry, alcoholism and aunty’s terrible potato salad? How sick is that.

              I’m so sorry for you, dude. As a consolation, I’ll send you an ‘I love Johnny’ t-shirt.

            • Dylan

              Sounds like a better deal then I got in the sea org. Throw in a hat and it’s a bet.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Hatting is part of the indoctrination process, but you don’t really wear… Oh, what the hell – straw hats for everyone, just like your leader.

            • Dylan

              Word to the mothership

            • daisy

              Ya but your lake initiation is not for the shy. ( there is nothing wrong with my potato salad , lots of people don’t wash or peel the potatoes )

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              A quick dip in the lake is much better than that other group, where you have to listen to Oracle’s ramblings for hours on end.

              And I don’t mind the unwashed/unpeeled potatoes, it’s the booze – I like alcohol as much as the next guy, but do you have to put it IN the potato salad???

            • daisy

              Oh that was so funny. I am still giggling and now my diaper is wet.

            • Robert Eckert
      • LongtimeLurker

        That’s no moon…

        • flyonthewall

          good god today’s avi is frightening!

          • LongtimeLurker

            Lurker is sexyboy.

      • Those people who claim that the moon landings were faked have so been taken in. They don’t realise that NASA has also been faking the moon every since it disappeared as a result of secret CIA experiments on the technology found in the Roswell saucers. This picture is proof positive.

        Or, I might be as mad as a bag of frogs – you decide.

        • flyonthewall

          so many good theories in the Bunker today, it’s almost overwhelming

        • Moon is real. Germans went there too. Dox.
          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr8ljRgcJNM

          • flyonthewall

            but Santa Claus, Wonderbras and Coca-Cola are awesome. What’s the beef Rammstein??

          • dungeon master

            My oldest gson (he just turned 8 in June) used to rock out to Rammstein when he was barely a toddler. It was soo cute!

          • Ninara Poll

            IRON SKY!!!

            • I tried watching that hot mess. It was such a great parody concept, I really wanted it to be good.

            • they even had Udo Kier! It still wasn’t any good πŸ™

            • richelieu jr

              To be fair (and I have worked with him a little,bit) Udo is unforgettable, a great presence, a True Face, and original, even a Legend.. But good?

              On occasion I suppose, butt hat start of Warholian transcends concepts of bad and good, doesn’t it?

            • His presence was unable to make the film worth seeing. And yes 😎

            • Ninara Poll

              Did you watch the original or the director’s cut? Supposedly the director’s cut is less of a hot mess. (But then again, part of why I like the movie is because it’s such a mess.)

        • ithilien

          Ribet Ribet Croak

      • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

        It’s totally a satellite.

    • Kestrel

      Gorgeous.

    • I see the continents and stuff. It looks more like Mars or Australia.

    • Eliza Doolittle

      “I don’t believe in the moon. I think it’s just the back of the sun”

      Gorgeous photo, btw

    • TheLurkingHorror

      According to a little program I have called Lunabar, it was a Full “Hunter’s” Moon. I saw it around 7 this evening and it looked just as it does in your photos.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae4f398d50ed189982745dd0e13c83d97d7299f7b0667a0ff38c5f7166f36460.jpg

      ETA: I see you already knew it was called a “Hunter’s” moon. Can’t tell you anything you don’t already know. πŸ™‚

  • bressler

    Did anyone else notice that, to top things off, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

    http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month?gclid=CKT2n4aF3s8CFQcvaQodRA4PZQ

    • iampissed

      Yes it is….my wife is a …I don’t like the word survivor. She is human, I am so thankful
      that she is still here. When you see a lady with a beanie on say HI.

  • LongtimeLurker

    Bunker Word Definition #492

    Bungry – the feeling you get when it’s almost noon and you still haven’t had breakfast because you “just need to read a few more comments”.

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      You look so….so….pretty!

      • LongtimeLurker

        Thx. I feel like a princess!

        • TheMirrorThetan

          Ha I just noticed your avi. You silly.

          • LongtimeLurker

            ; )

  • Observer
    • Really? Dang, that review is so perfect it sounds fake XD

      • Observer

        My favorite part is Ted hanging around as they checked out, hoping to guilt them into paying 3,000 pounds for one of his glitter-and-store-bought-butterfly masterpieces.

        • His stuff is very Xenu meets Lisa Frank
          https://media.giphy.com/media/3oz8xILXvnZ4TaPCQE/source.gif

          • Observer

            That is a perfect description

          • noseinabk

            *clapping* Perfect!

          • noseinabk

            As soon as my granddaughter stops putting everything in her mouth the glitter and glue is gonna fly and we will be rich beyond our wildest dreams! No juvenile cheap butterflies for us. We will use real feathers insect wings and pipe cleaners. *nods* That should do it.

            • πŸ™‚

            • Baby

              Awww nose..you just love that little baby of yours huh.. takes it to a different level of love.

    • Just like Hotel Paradiso (with the possible exception of projectile vomiting).

    • I wonder how they fix the fire inspections, because it sounds like they would never pass. The only thing missing from that report was the perpetual renovations that never happen.

    • Eliza Doolittle

      Holy shitballs, that sounds horrifying. They’re remarkably calm. I’d be all capslock and cussing if that had happened to me.

      Jesus, I’d rather stay at The Overlook..

  • LongtimeLurker

    OT
    In the US are the cookies at Subway all kinda mushy?

    • Mymy88

      I don’t know but FWIW my favorite Subway sandwich is roast beef with slices of tomatoes, banana peppers, vinaigrette dressing, and a little mayonnaise and of course a coke to wash it down. Yum town!

      • Gertrudis

        You made me wannna go to Yum Town!

    • Robert Eckert

      I would never get dessert-type stuff at a place like Subway. If I wanted something sweet after, there would surely be some other place, in the mall or wherever the Subway was, that specialized in that.

      • LongtimeLurker

        It’s a lone Subway on the corner of my street.

        Of course I could have walked an extra 10 minutes to Chapel Street, one of Australia’s premiere shopping precincts, but I’ll thank you not to mention that.

        • Robert Eckert

          I could deal with a 10-minute walk as long as I had two cigarettes, but if I was out of smokes forget it.

          • LongtimeLurker

            I’m 15 minutes by tram from the CBD, a 10 minute walk to Melbourne’s equivalent of Santa Monica and 10 minutes from Chapel Street.

            But I went to the Subway 200 metres away.

            And I don’t even have your smoking excuse.

            Bad life path, Lurker.

            • Liberated

              What’s a meter? πŸ˜€

            • daisy

              LOL -Its the thing you Americans are too lazy to learn like the rest of the world.

            • Liberated

              Rub it in, why don’t cha,

            • LongtimeLurker

              A meter is a device for displaying quantities.

              A metre is a really sensible measurement of distance.

              A yard is where the dog poops.

              A doe is a deer. A female deer.

            • Ella Raitch

              I spent a about 5 hours in Chapel Street when we were there a few weeks ago – the same day we saw My Scientology movie at ACMI. So close LL

            • LongtimeLurker

              Under my umbrella
              (Ella ella eh eh eh)
              Under my umbrella
              (Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

              I’m really angry at myself.

              They took another week to fix the bathroom anyway. I should have just told them to screw off.

              Did you enjoy Chapel Street? It can be a bit full on. Also, one end of it is much better.

            • Ella Raitch

              We usually start at Windsor Station and work our way north to about the Prahran library (we are fossickers)

            • LongtimeLurker

              Sorry, didn’t realise you’d done it before.

              Yeah, that’s totally the right end.

    • Liberated

      Don’t know, ask Jared. (just kidding)

    • daisy

      You and Jimmy ask the most bizarrely funny random questions.

      • Liberated

        Hey D, well have we officially made you sick yet?
        You’re probably thinking to yourself,” geez people get a life”

        Just curious, when your computer was in the shop did you lose all the stuff that was on it when ya got it back?

        • daisy

          Yes but I only miss the porn. I am so happy to be back. I missed my friends and the jokes with a side of scientology info.

          • Liberated

            Yay.

          • LongtimeLurker

            The internet put up a whole lot more porn while you were gone.

            You need to get on with downloading it all.

            • daisy

              Why do you think I was late to the bunker today.

      • LongtimeLurker

        I just need to know if we’re getting an even crappier version of Subway than the normal crappy version of Subway.

        • Liberated

          Wouldn’t know, ask Jared.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Poor Tom Cruise.
    Apparently he can outrun everyone and everything except those pesky body thetans! πŸ™‚

    https://youtu.be/U8Q2MgdMskQ?t=9m33s

    • madame duran

      Run, Forrest, RUN!!!

      • Liberated

        Those stupid Jack Reacher ads are all over the tv now, enough already.

    • Eliza Doolittle

      I always see him as Tiny Tom stalking Stewie in Family Guy now.
      And I think that’s quite fitting…

    • PJK

      See, all that running around the pole in the Supper Powers building has worked out for Tom Cruise. My guess is that the friction from his running around the pole in the Supper Powers building in preparation for his next movie, is what caused the fire to break out!

  • noseinabk

    So OT you should collapse this immediately if you don’t need a good laugh.
    Robin Williams makes fun of everyone and clearly enjoys his time with Ferguson.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Lz6JxBFfK-Y

    • Liberated

      Thanks I needed that.

    • Eliza Doolittle

      Lovely Robin…<3

  • LongtimeLurker

    Andrea is a ringtone.

    Thanks to awesome Diceβœ“, awesome Andrea kicking ass and taking names in Dublin is now an awesome ringtone you can download to make your phone awesome.

    I’m posting the link without asking either of them.

    NEW LINK
    http://www.wikiupload.com/LQDBMABS31AIXQ0

    I can’t stop listening to it.

    The man she was speaking to hasn’t been sighted since. Early reports indicate he may have been so mortified he simply ceased to exist.

    eta – Dice, Andrea if you’d rather I wasn’t doing any of this tell me and I’ll delete the file. Just wanted to share with as many as possible.

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      What’s the password?

      Eta : disregard. Works on my laptop n not my phone apparently

      • LongtimeLurker

        Is that you?

        It’s asking you for a password? It takes me straight to the tone. Hang on, I’ll ask Dice if I can upload it somewhere else.

        • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

          I figured it out. The app appparently opened in my phone. Yeah, its me πŸ™‚

      • LongtimeLurker

        New link might work?

        • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

          yup! i had to download the link. Love the accent!!

          • LongtimeLurker

            ikr?

    • noseinabk

      I just asked Dice about this. When I click the link I see a bunch of wallpapers.

      • LongtimeLurker

        It takes me straight to the tone. Hang on, I’ll ask Dice if I can upload it somewhere else.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Tell me if the new link works.

    • daisy

      Awesome ! I love her accent and voice.

      • Liberated

        Been meaning to tell you, watched the movie Joy. It’s great, love J Lawrence.

        • daisy

          I liked it too. I like her too. The fall at the Oscars was so awesome. Saturday N Live has a funny opening skit.

          • Liberated

            I know, Alec Baldwin as trump…great.
            God, I can’t stand him.
            Can’t wait to vote.

    • Awsomeness

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    The clams were pimpin’ out the kiddies in front of the Atlanta Org today… UGH!
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/196bd65edae78a383414514c3a9ff2ca870ca9299f1abf5ab51683aec4a0b0f8.png

  • noseinabk

    My unsuspecting internet boyfriends are Jason Beghe and Christian Stolte. Since I can’t get a ringtone from them Andrea will be my new Internet girlfriend who I refuse to identify when my phone rings I am giggling over it.

    • LongtimeLurker

      My unsuspecting and soon-to-be-terrified internet girlfriends are Marcella Arguello (I just decided right now while watching @ Midnight) and Lauren Cohan.

      I’m waiting for a new phone before I change my ringtone.

    • LongtimeLurker
  • LongtimeLurker

    I’m going to the supermarket.

    Anyone need anything?

    • daisy

      I could use some tic tacs.

      • LongtimeLurker

        ubet

      • Vaquera

        ^^^

      • Liberated

        Why, is trump trying to kiss you?

        • daisy

          . Good God no. I would vomit in his mouth. Those poor women

      • coonellie

        Daisy, it’s GREAT to see you. I don’t post often but I missed you!

        • daisy

          Oh what a nice compliment thank you. I am going to insist on a loaner computer if I need to fix it again. I missed the bunker.

          • coonellie

            You are always missed. Good idea about the loaner!

    • Eliza Doolittle

      Something to help me sleep…

      *5.30am* πŸ™

    • Purina Tapir Chowβ„’. 40lb. bag, and a nice Sauvignon Blanc please.

      • LongtimeLurker

        They were out.

        I got Purina Onager Niblets.

        If you have any leftovers of the Capybara Noms I got you last week, just mix them together, it should be fine.

        eta – I drank the Sav Blanc on the way back. Soz.

        • D’oh! I suppose Tippy will eat the Onager Niblets, but I finished off the Capybara Noms last night. Oh well, I’ll make do with the last of the Amantillado and those Trader Joe’s mini chocolate chips..

    • everchangingmeezer (wogsy)

      I ran out of English Breakfast tea! You will save me a meter or two! : )

    • Mymy88

      Yes please. Can you kick the shit out of Disqus for me?

      • LongtimeLurker

        I hear dat!

    • Newiga

      Did you bring coffee because we were all out last night. I need my morning coffee.

      • LongtimeLurker

        Certamente! Un forte caffè nero?

        • Newiga

          Yes please! Join me for a cuppa, would you? I have raspberry muffins.

          • LongtimeLurker

            ooooooooohhhhhhhhh….

            I really want one of dose now!

  • I waited for some friends a good distance from the “grand opening” yesterday but that didn’t stop a Scientology effort to trap me into violating a High Court injunction by following me, photographing me and trying to intimidate me. Funnily enough, things that their injunction prohibits me from doing – way to go, Scientology!

    • LongtimeLurker

      “Scientology; anything we’ve ever accused anyone of…we do as SOP.”

    • Liberated

      To hell with them.

    • That’s exactly how a criminal organisation would be expected to behave. Well done for not playing their game.

      • LongtimeLurker

        *Wonders if article will go soft on them*

        Opening line; “The question of how Scientology would transplant its cultish craziness into a leafy Dublin street was answered on Saturday…”

        Suck it Scientology

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Donal Lynch is the journalist who spoke to me for 20 minutes yesterday while I was sitting on the front steps. He’s included so much of what we spoke about including the gleeful courage of the Irish press and the fact they’re regarded as merchants of chaos which made him laugh. He also asked me about Cat White which is of great local interest obviously so I told him about the green card husband and Scientology’s attitude towards the depression that dogged Cat. I gave Donal Tony’s contact details.

        • It a also needs to be reiterated that opening an office in Ireland by cutting the Irish flag (tricolour) in half is insulting the flag of our country. Imagine…

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            What does “When the Saints Go Marching In” have to do with Ireland? Or Scientology? I’m still scratching my head over that one.

            • It’s a tune that the Jive Arses know and play?

            • FredEX2

              wondered that me self

          • I’m fairly certain that would be a serious violation of protocol.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ireland#Protocol

            • I’m surprised that nobody Irish was there to tell them NOT to do that! Oh, wait, yeah…

            • Never too late to get some ire up about it.

          • Observer

            Omg, they really did that?! Bunch of tin-eared bumpkins!

          • madame duran

            Go on, man. Show those disrespectful wankers how you put the ire in Ireland. πŸ™‚

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    There’s a good article about the new office in today’s Irish Sun. This part made me laugh:

    “Irate motorists beeped horns as traffic was stopped, and bemused onlookers argued with some of the group before gardai arrived and began clearing them off the road.”

    Pete Griffiths also does a great job of explaining what Scientology will really be using the building for.

    http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/news/7248552/Former-Scientologist-says-religious-sect-is-trying-to-infiltrate-Irish-society-by-opening-new-office.html?CMP=spklr-_-Editorial-_-FBPAGE-_-TheIrishSun-theirishsun-_-20161015-_-626153799

    • LongtimeLurker

      Great quotes from Pete!

  • Silence of the Clams

    National Affairs Office. lol

    Those scientologists are so cute and important and stuff.