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From those who left, a special Christmas message for Scientology’s remaining members

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We asked some former members of the Church of Scientology if they had a message for the people still in the organization on this Christmas Day…

Paul Haggis: I wish my friends in Scientology courage; the courage to seek what Scientology promised: the truth. I wish them the courage to face that truth when they see it. And I want them to know that their true friends are still here for them, and will be, when they find that courage.

Nora Crest: To my friends and family who are still members of the Church of Scientology and to my friends who are still in the Sea Org, this Christmas I wish you health and happiness and love. I am waiting, with arms wide open, to hug you and help you to recover and make it out here in the great big world any way I can.

Karen de la Carriere: To those still in, “hung up in doubt,” you can flourish and prosper only after you depart. Your immortality and higher states do not happen when you are spirituality handcuffed. Be aware that there are complete support systems for those who leave. Read the Internet, go to YouTube and evaluate both sides of the issue for yourself. Christmas blessings…there is no Disconnection from us to you.

Pete Griffiths: I would like existing members of Scientology to experience the gains and knowledge that I now have since leaving and finding out the awful truth and that people you have trusted have lied to your face.

Jefferson Hawkins: I wish all the best to my friends still in Scientology. I know this time of year can be hard. I know that staff and Sea Org Members in particular are under heavy pressure to try to shore up Holiday statistics and prepare for year-end events, and they often have to work long hours when they would rather be enjoying the Season with friends and family. I know that you miss your friends and loved ones who have left Scientology, even though you are not allowed to express or even think that. I know you miss your family. And I know that you think back with longing to earlier times when your life was more under your own control and you could spend the holidays any way you liked. I also want you to know that there is a whole world of love and friendship and happiness waiting for you should you ever decide to leave Scientology. It is not an easy step to take, I know that as well as anyone. It might seem you will lose everything, but in fact you have so much to gain. There is a very large and growing support community of former Scientologists that is here for you. You know, in your heart of hearts, that today’s Scientology is far from the group you thought you joined. Trust your instincts. It is time to step away and take back your life. I wish you love, peace, and courage in the coming year.

Claire Headley: Christmas is a time where we all focus on family, friends, and those we love. For me, the only dark shadow that fleets across my celebration of this, my favorite time of year, is my love and hope to reunite with my family some day. There is light, peace, and love in this world, and while you may have thought you would find that in Scientology, I know, only too well, it simply does not exist there. Scientology is a hollow shell of false promises that is cracking at its core. Save yourself and your family and get out! The world is not a dangerous place, as you’ve been misled to believe. This is a beautiful world we live in, full of love and hope. Sure, it’s not perfect. No one is claiming that. As hard or daunting as it may seem to leave Scientology, the world out here will welcome you with open arms. Your family will welcome you back. We, and they, miss you! The mental torture that has your mind twisted into believing it is hard to leave is just that. Mental torture. Pick yourself up and leave. One step at a time out the door. And don’t look back. You don’t need permission and you certainly don’t need a reason, those already exist in the thousands! Think for yourself. Believe in yourself. Communicate with those you love. You will find peace.

Mary Khan: Do your due diligence and find out the truth for yourself. Merry Christmas.

Cathy Schenkelberg: May the heartbreaking policy of “Disconnection” bring you warm and merry thoughts this Christmas season in your “freedom to think for yourself” religion. And may 2017 be the year families are reunited again and your tax exempt status is revoked.

Amy Scobee: For Sea Org members: Your family loves you and misses you. They don’t deserve your continuous absence and neglect. This Christmas, reach out and let your heart be free. You will see the amazing love your family has for you. Family is forever.

Chris Shelton: I sincerely wish you and yours the very best this holiday season and in the new year. Despite what you might think, my intentions as a “critic” have never been anything but the best for you. Maybe we can’t agree on that now, but hopefully one day we will. All the good will, joy, and survival that you are looking for in the Church of Scientology actually exists out here in the world beyond L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige. I know how euphoric and amazing Scientology can make you feel, but at what cost? The exchange demanded of you by the Church is far more than you should have to pay, and I’m not just talking about money. May this new year bring you freedom and the happiness you want and which I know you can find if you would look further than the confines of Scientology. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 
And finally, we heard from one non-Scientologist. Jamie DeWolf is the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, and we think you’re going to be seeing a lot more of him soon.

Jamie DeWolf: My message for those still inside is to never forget the door is always open, you just have to push. The whole world is waiting for you with open arms. There are resources out here, homes, families, people to help. No matter what you’ve had to do, no matter how afraid you’ve been, true freedom is having your choices back. You don’t have to have all the answers today, but tomorrow doesn’t belong to L. Ron Hubbard or David Miscavige. Tomorrow belongs to you.

 
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Our Scientology year-in-review: May

We’re continuing our look back at the year of 2016 here in the Underground Bunker, and today we’re looking at the stories we published in May.

As the month of May began, the buzz was all about Ron Miscavige’s book, Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, which had been previewed on an episode of ABC’s 20/20. The program gave considerable time to Scientology’s denunciation of the book, including a claim by one of Ron’s former colleagues that he’d actually been a poor musician and no leader. But we heard from one of Ron’s early collaborators, drummer David Haskins, who gave us a great glimpse of what it was really like back in the day to perform with Ron Miscavige, trumpet player and band leader.

On May 2, the book itself was released, and we confirmed that Lisa Marie Presley’s role in Ron’s story was included (but not with quite as much detail as we had provided a couple of weeks earlier.)

May 9, 2016 marked 66 years since the first publication of L. Ron Hubbard’s major opus, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. We marked the occasion by pointing out perhaps the most disgusting passage in this truly vile collection of misogyny, malapropisms, and crackpot pseudoscience…

 
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A week later, we noticed that a 1952 quote from an L. Ron Hubbard lecture had kicked up a fuss over at the ESMB forum. And for good reason. At one point during his lecture, Hubbard had suddenly admitted, seemingly, that he didn’t really believe all the outlandish stuff about the universe he’d been telling his follower: “I’m just kidding you mostly. I don’t believe any of these things and I don’t want to be agreed with about them,” he said. Was Ron on the level? We drilled into the passage with the help of some of our technical experts to show what was really going on — that Hubbard did want his followers to believe what he was saying, but he wanted to convince them that, during auditing, they had come up with the knowledge on their own.

The next day, we reported a pretty crazy development in Laura DeCrescenzo’s seven-year forced-abortion lawsuit against the church. The latest judge on the case, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John P. Doyle, suddenly announced that he had cousins in Scientology’s Sea Org, but that he believed his relationship with them was so distant, it wouldn’t affect his ability to preside over the case. Doyle had only recently knocked down Scientology’s second motion for summary judgment in the case, which was steadily moving toward a trial. Scientology then said it planned to call one of Doyle’s cousins to testify at trial, which then made it automatic that Doyle would be disqualified — and so Scientology wanted his recent order denying their motion to be overturned. They didn’t get that wish.

When we noticed that Tom Cruise was being used as the butt of a joke on the new AMC series Preacher, we thought it was time to point out that back in 2012, we warned Tom that this kind of thing was only likely to get worse.

On May 26, we got to reveal something really special: Kate Bornstein told us about the time, the previous December, that she and Caitlyn Jenner had walked into Scientology’s Los Angeles Org asking to see Kate’s daughter. Kate hasn’t seen her daughter Jessica Baxter in more than 30 years. Jessica is a Sea Org member who was moved from the Flag Land Base to the LA Org in recent years. During a break in shooting at I Am Cait, the reality show that Kate had become a regular on, she and the show’s star made their trip to Scientology’s LA headquarters. We only wish cameras had been rolling.

 
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The next day, we landed another big scoop: Former Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis, who is still a big favorite around here, has a new job. In February, he became the “general manager North America” for Australian billionaire James Packer, a former Scientologist. The two had met while Davis was still running errands for Tom Cruise, who had gotten Packer into the church around 2001. Packer had left in 2006, but we found it pretty suspicious that he’s now employing Davis, who lost his job in the Sea Org in 2011 but who testified under oath that he’s still a member of the church. Is Tommy trying to get Packer back in the Scientology fold in order to curry favor with his previous master, Scientology leader David Miscavige?

Speaking of Miscavige, May’s big event for the church leader was the grand opening of the Scientology Media Productions complex, a television and radio studio compound on the grounds of the old KCET studios in Los Angeles. Our sources told us that Scientology’s celebrities were being heavily recruited for the May 28 event, but on May 31 we showed with Scientology’s own photos that the only celebrities who had bothered to show up were Jenna Elfman and her husband Bodhi. And six months later, the place still isn’t putting out any of the much promised media that Scientologists had raised millions to produce. What gives, Miscavige?

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2015: Our book about Paulette Cooper, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely goes on sale and it’s featured on the front page of the Daily Beast. Paulette joins us for a talk on our book just two blocks from Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters. At Spanky Taylor’s house we witnessed the meeting of Paulette and Leah Remini. Jamie DeWolf threw a twisted party for Paulette and your proprietor in San Francisco. And for once, Greta Van Susteren gets called out for her Scientology affiliation.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2014: Florida horse doctor Lee Shewmaker told us about what drove him away from Scientology. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden asked the IRS to review its policies on Scientology. We obtained the Clearwater Police report on the strange death of Russian Scientologist Evgeny Zharkin. And the National Association of Forensic Counselors files a massive lawsuit.

A LOOK BACK AT MAY 2013: Lori Hodgson makes a surprise visit to see her son in Austin, Ron Miscavige Sr. resurfaces by selling gym equipment, Wise Beard Man reports from Portland, and we review Marty Rathbun’s book Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior.

 
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Go here to start making your plans.

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

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

Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, 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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  • Vaquera

    First photo…err, photo of photos that I’ve found from this afternoon’s Marry Christmas nuptials. f5
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dcc3eef72aa26d59c0d55ba705c91d5365330ec73a34cf07abe8d25697729db8.jpg

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This is perfect to take my mind off this dreadful year for a while. You are fantastic at digging up the coolest stuff, V. It looks as though – disappointingly – Joy went for a normal wedding dress.

    • he he…there is that word again “nuptials” 🙂

      • Liberated

        I don’t like the “n” word either.

        • I did look it up yesterday, but now i have forgotten what it meant again! just looks funny!

          • Liberated

            It means wedding and marriage stuff.

            • aha.. small gifts and stuff?

            • Liberated

              It refers to the actual wedding ceremony.
              I’ve learned to block it out of my mind….mine was an engram, the worst night of my life.

            • I never been there, guess i was lucky!

            • Liberated

              Yes you are!

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Ah, yes – they splashed out on one of those professional photographers that uses a polaroid-thingy camera.

      • Liberated

        I thought the pink thing was an E-Z Bake oven.

        • Harmless Weirdo

          I have a really unpleasant visceral reaction to the design of those cameras. I can’t stand to look at them, so I’ll never buy one. It’s particularly horrifying in that pink. Eew.

          • Liberated

            I know, don’t like that color either.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          It will e-z bake a photo that is 2×3 inches – perfect to hang on the wall, to remember the meat-body you have affinity for at present time.

    • Harmless Weirdo

      He’s wearing a decent suit (no skinny legs), and she appears to be wearing a perfectly nice dress that leaves something to the imagination.

      Good luck, you crazy kids; you’ll certainly need it.

    • Missionary Kid

      I forgot all about one of $cientology’s most visible and weird celebrities. I wish them well, and that they soon wake up and realize that they’re large celebrities in a quickly shrinking pond.

    • Vaquera

      For an avid self-promoter I find it odd that Princess Joy hasn’t tweeted, instagrammed or facebooked a single word or picture about the nuptials. Two days ago she hashtagged #soontobemarried on a pic of the happy couple, but there have been no direct references.

      Even this morning she broadcast a selfie wishing everyone a happy holiday, but not a peep about it being a special day. Idk, something is off-kilter.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        ‘Off-kilter’ describes Joy in the most adequate way.

      • No, this wedding of the century will be covered exclusively by ((($))).

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          Is that the SMP logo?

          • My A version.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              Well done – it is perfect.

            • I cannot claim ownership I think someone surely used it before.

            • not bad 🙂 i can see it

  • MostEthicalPilot

    Marry Christmas to everyone even those tolling along LRH way.
    http://www.facebook.com/delacour/videos/10209947255351738
    Repost, but I posted very late…

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Is that santa wearing boxing gloves..?

      • Liberated

        He’s gonna need them!

      • Supper Powers

        With somebody else’s cash in the bag.

      • Oven mitts, the gifts are still to hot to handle.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I bet that beard is crawling with lice.

    • nose

      I don’t want to know where his hands are. Nope.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Casual Santa. (the hell with pants, just wear a robe)
      Mathers modeling his year-round island wear
      Russian beauty pageant winner???

      Scientology – Making Christmas as random as possible.

  • iampissed

    I’m sorry to do this…….
    But my dad will be gone in 18 minutes from now. One week ago.
    If your a OSA, Staff, SO….whatever.
    Think about your life….think of what life is.
    Think about what is here and now.
    What would you do. If you did not have the chance to say goodbye.
    It’s now 12 minutes.

    • iampissed

      In ten minutes I’m going to go cry my brains out.

      • Missionary Kid

        Please, do what you need to, and remember that you’ve got a lot of people who are rooting for you.

      • chukicita

        Let go with love. From what I have seen you write here, he will live in your heart.

        When my father knew he was going to walk on, he told me he had already died once on the operating table and he was no longer afraid. He told me life would continue to move and though I might not feel like moving with it for awhile, eventually life would pick me up in its current again and that i should not resist that day when it comes. He told me that by knowing loss I would appreciate more, and that he was grateful we had time to talk about it.

        I miss him, but it gets better. I still discover gifts he gave me years ago that I never completely unwrapped. And sometimes, like when I hear words I said to him coming to me from the mouths of my kids, I hear him laughing and saying how much I deserve that.

        *hugs*

  • Missionary Kid

    We have snow here, but none of it is around me. It’s all up on the mountains surrounding the Coachella Valley. It’s going to get down to 38F (10C) tonight. Later this week, the days will warm up to 68F (20C) during the day.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Hope you’re warm and snuggly MK. 🙂

      • Missionary Kid

        I sure am. People here get will say that it’s cold when the temperature drops below 70 during the day, and that it’s time to wear long pants and jackets. You get real used to being a desert rat.

        Since I’ve lived where it’s a lot colder, it doesn’t bother me as much.

    • Robert Eckert

      38F = 3C

      • Missionary Kid

        Thanks, I should have caught that.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    An SP pooch at LRH’s Winter Wonderland…

    “GROWL! No, for the last time – I do not want your silly CO$ pamphlet!
    But, I do plan on leaving you a little present of my own. Let’s just call it an out-exchange! Woof!”
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d1f6ab70f36c3f29a654a94b24201c9527331ba12bbecffeb172cfab72e1be5.png

  • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

    Nice xmas present from A&E – 4 hours of Leah and the Aftermath, from EST 6-9 PM. NICE!

  • How is Skype working with some of you? is that an Unknown! or too technical?

    • iampissed

      Don’t expect high frame rate….but it works.

      • iampissed

        Care to try?

        • i was thinking about it, but i need some setup and some hardware. I do have an account so i will look into it.

          • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

            I have set up a simple account but it’s not simple (for me) to use. Dee Findlay

            • I know, that’s why i want, at least a headset and preferably a handset especially for Skype. It could be a good thing as one can still be anon and it’s free etc.

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              I like the free part. I don’t worry about anon, but can appreciate and respect those that do.

            • Sometime i see the need to share private information on here, so that’s why i was looking out for a solution and also Voice can be better than text in some situations.

            • iampissed

              I’m your guy

            • iampissed

              Frame rate will NEVER be @ 30 frames. Bandwidth is dictated by your speed.
              DONT upgrade your speeds just on this fact! Be realistic test with folks you know.

            • you talking about Skype right?

            • I have a long history on this “Protocol” all the way back to 1996 and when it works, it’s great and when it don’t, it’s terrible – but it’s free! But my current ADSL upload is 1Mbit he he, so! But a normal landline is only 16Kb dublex. But hey your the AV guy 🙂 you know!

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

            • Back 6/7 years ago I had to use it full time to do a lot of calling. I was in a canyon and still phones don’t work there. I put 10$ on a skype account and started it back up a few months ago and there was still a 5.71$ credit on it. Its about .01 a min. to call other phones that are not skyped.

            • Do you have a Build-in WiFi or something 🙂

            • I have 4G StraightTalk prepaid Hotspot (gadget). It uses the 4 major wireless carriers’ lines (Verizon for sure). I get the 5Gs for 50$. There is a disc. for going on audo debit. The equipment was 55$ at Walmart.

            • omg! I’m impressed… how do you know all this stuff? I only “heard” of 5G and you tell me they have those HotSpot’s in a Canyon! . Just saw StraightTalk’s coverage map, technology and prices, that’s pretty cool when it works and you know where, not to, expect any signals to avoid those deadspots. Most people i know, don’t have clue about all this… he he! Thumps Up!

            • Dice I’m very technically behind (kinda like my spelling its on a need to know basis). But I live in an RV. Being in communication is vital especially since it’s the only way out of this trap this lifetime. I want to be out NOW and that takes knowledge and that takes education and study of those that have gone b4 me and speed the way. But thank you 🙂

            • i get the picture and i agree! smart thinking…

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Thanks Cece. Good to know.

            • Me neither Dee. I can’t figure out how to get men from sending me requests to contact! Some setting I can’t find.

            • i just send you a message but there are many cece’s 🙂

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Jeez, I’m jealous, not. I don’t have that problem. I can’t find all settings either.
              I would only contact those I know. It takes using a bit and someone to help, helps.

            • hmm.. there are 4 Dee Findlay on Skype? 🙂

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              I probably messed it up years ago, haha. One of them, recent with help, connects me for sure. (?) I also have what looks like a cloud but is called messenger now. Only use for my tech man so far. Check out dee.findlay1

            • Ok ill check that out and send you a message or i will send a message to all Findlay’s in America he he!

            • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

              Haha, Just dee.findlay1. I looked but not look like anything came in. they’ve changed format and I can see all others I’m hooked up with. Not sure how a new oe comes in… Let’s play… will check later.

          • iampissed

            Take a look at Polycom app works well.

            • iampissed

              If you would like to test let me know

            • Sure.. i will – do you have a headset or ear thingy! Or are talking to your Tablet 🙂

            • iampissed

              Dose it matter…yes I would be talking to my table…(thank you, you made me laff)
              It could sound like pigs yelling but that just means it works. Most of the algorithms work
              ok…OK only ok…but we would know

            • iampissed

              Buy the way to those who are listening to two nerds talking.
              It is best to have a headset with mic to help this work.
              REALLY.

            • It is 🙂 this also why i want a Handset maybe WiFi as i don’t have to turn on the computer to make a phone call

            • iampissed

              Xmas ….maybe we are starting something.

            • try look me up on “DiceNoMore” and this is on Skype, we can always just send some messages as a test

          • In the old days when they first started they sent free headphones with mic. Now I think the laptops all have the mic in them. When A&E interviewed me we used it with the video/cam on and it worked fine.

            • Yeah! it has been improved a lot over the years, so maybe a good time to look into it again

            • Phones are important to me living in fire zone and doing stupid things (I have throw rugs and stand on coolers etc). Actually since that dang ad that says ‘Help me I’ve fallen and can’t get up’. Maybe time is right. I’m cecemarie1 if you want to practice but there’s a way to do a free practice call.

            • ok Cece got your Addy

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      Technical, but possible next year would love to use it, since haven’t really.

    • Dice, I sat on my phone a half hour while it was in my bathrobe pocket. I was using the BR for a cushion in the SPA! (I know and I wasn’t even partying). I had to use skype till nxt week when I get a new one for 20$ shipping. And per the guy in India my numbers are all saved somewhere. Skype is working flawless on my laptop as long as you have wifi.

      • Good to hear, i might hack my Android Tablet and use my Ear thingy with Bluethooth that might work, as my Tablet is always On – dear lord, i think i am looking for problems with all this! he he

        • Liberated

          Speak english man!

          • 🙂 your next!

          • You can do this

            • Liberated

              I don’t want to…I’ve gotta wash my hair.

            • lol – of course

          • You have Skype on your iPad?

            • Liberated

              I have no idea.

    • I think there is a way to do free group calls on it too….you know some time when we all get so excited ya can’t sleep!

      • yeah! could be fun.. i did that once with some stoners talking about growing stuff, that was special!

  • George Michael RIP

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      He will be missed.

    • JJ

      Really getting po’d about this, is this just the year for beloved celebrity deaths. What will 17 be like? The only thing it can’t do it kill the same people over again….

  • nottrue

    2016 took a lot of big names but it took some little ones too.. RIP Dad You are missed…..Dec 2 1926..June 11 2016

    • yeah! you lost one too i remember!

    • daisy

      Lots of sick and passing parents in the bunker. I hope the holidays weren*t too difficult.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I’m sorry, love. I bet you missed him a lot today.

    • Jimmy3

      I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sure these holidays must’ve been rough :/ hang in there
      Love to you and yours, you unsung hero of the bunker.

    • chukicita

      You still carry him in your heart. That is lovely.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Liberated

      He really does look like a mannequin.

    • is that a wax museum?

    • daisy

      Ever taken a good look at Trump*s boys.. If you look close you can see the autopsy suture lines.

      • Liberated

        That’s funny!

        • daisy

          I wasn*t joking.

          • Liberated

            That’s really funny.

      • Liberated

        Speaking of Frick and Frack….there was a news story on Raw Story from Don jr’s roommate when he was a student at Penn.
        Don jr. was to be picked up at school by daddy to go a Yankees game, and when daddy knocks on the door and the kid answers wearing a Yankees jersey, the old man punches him in the face and knocks him to the ground and tells him to put on a suit and meet him at the limo.
        He did this in front of his friends…..real nice.

        I think the trump kids hate the old man and a lot their bad behavior ( killing wild animals, getting drunk, etc.) is acting out.
        I think they resent him like crazy.

        • Frodis73

          That is actually sad. Allegedly there is audio of Don calling them retards too. I think they do hate him too…they are stuck and don’t have the balls to tell dad to F off…though I don’t blame them either….we both know Trump would make them suffer if they came out against him.

          • Liberated

            I know.

          • Robert Eckert

            They’re just trying to stick it out until he dies.

      • Harmless Weirdo

        Eric Trump looks like he was crudely stitched together from various leftover parts–and not all of them human.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      That’s weird, Karen and Jeffrey’s Christmas photo was taken in this exact spot! I know which photo I prefer 🙂

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        It is the Biltmore Hotel. Kuba Ka is supposed to be staying there. I wish they would have run into him, he needs some straightening out about the CO$.

  • Vaquera

    I’ve come up with a theory as to why “look at me” Princess Joy Villa hasn’t flooded social media with photo dox of today’s marry nuptials. (Yes, there’s that word again.)

    She’s posted a couple of photos with her reality tv show castmates, one just six weeks ago. (f5) I propose that her wedding was filmed for the upcoming series and a gag order is in place to keep the photos under wraps. Pull in the ratings….a CoS wedding.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/609744da39f4bbe785fabb5539a9e27d1e87787a0a6a8722faed0906cc266cb0.jpg
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93610c83cb3bfd3737eb44d5519a750c7f30ac4c86b0c47aed873a6a2a57fcbd.jpg

    • nose

      Is this a tv show or a Web thing? Nothing on IMDB and no network mentioned (?).

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        SMP maybe?

      • Vaquera

        No idea, but here Girl Crush Pop (a cast mate) claims that the show has been picked up.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9217f408770404f57d2b7381e6c03685514a28b87616e09f2094b00013a1dafe.jpg

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          That’s some talent right there folks!
          https://youtu.be/tNVtO9K2cX4

          • Geezeless

          • nose

            Haha. Never gonna be the Kardashian/jersey shore hit you want to be hanging out with that crew Joy.

        • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

          GCP gets 138 ‘likes’, while JV gets 54 and 55.

          • Vaquera

            Blondes.

            • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

              I guess. In all these group photos JV is the bland one of the group. Her attempted 80’s-revival clothing isn’t helping her much either.

            • nose

              Bigot!

        • Frodis73

          Dying to know who paid for this series. It looks bad.

          • daisy

            I forgot to wish you a Merry Xmas yesterday. Hope you had a lovely day.

            • Frodis73

              You too Daisy. Hugs to you and give fat beagle a kiss from me.

            • daisy

              She has a strict no kissing policy, but i will rub her tummy if she allows it for you.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          I think Girl Crush is the name of her “band” or “dance troop” or “whatever.”

          And yes, in fact, I am embarrassed that I know this.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Here is Joy with one of her co-stars… GOOD GRIEF!
      https://youtu.be/v33_HeeudWsi

      • nose

        Stop it. Now I’m starting to feel sorry for her.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Welcome to my world. I don’t know how to stop wanting to save her from herself.

      • Plastic Cult

      • Draco

        SMDH…

        Credits:
        Director: Los Angeles – Kerry Porter from Frontman Video Productions Denmark – Thorsten Overgaard (DK)
        Co-Director & Producers: Girl Crush & Joy Villa

      • Robert Eckert

        Nope nope nope. You can’t make me click on that.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Your theory is very plausible.

      • Vaquera

        If so, can we pretty please live blog it?

    • chukicita

      Who uses “hashtag-TV”? Is there a network or cable channel?

      • nose

        Exactly. Who uses hashtagtv and doesn’t promote the network?
        #delusionsofgrandeur
        #sodesperate
        #lookatme… please

      • Frodis73

        I don’t even think it is something that has been bought by any network yet. Lol, kinda like her Grammy considered stuff. She can say she was in a tv series now…whether or not it ever airs is an entirely different matter. She cracks me up.
        Oh, also, hashtag #callgirls is interesting…

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          It looks like they all seem to be into yoga. Maybe they are going to try and sell it to a cable channel that broadcasts that kind of stuff.

        • chukicita

          I think it says caligirls, like California girls.

          • Frodis73

            Lol, you are right…bad eyesight and dirty screen. However, it wouldn’t really surprise me if it was callgirls.

    • chukicita

      Authentic. First word used to describe her cast mates.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Maybe she has imaginary castmates too..?

        • chukicita

          This would not surprise me.

    • Graham

      Hey! Will this be SMP’s first attempt at a reality show?! Ha!

  • Qbird

    Want to listen to live radio from all over the world? Can do that here:

    http://radio.garden/live/san-jose/nuevesietenueve/

  • Vaquera
    • daisy

      Oh she did use my old cauliflower for her head piece. I am so honored.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Lol. She is all into the vegan lifestyle, so it suits her perfectly.

    • He seems to enjoy her reaching back an grabbing his hairy chin. Good for them!

    • Vaquera

      Do you think the Fort Harrison has a honeymoon suite and, if so, does it come with its own private oiliness table?

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        Sexeh!

        • Liberated

          With a name like Thor…..he’d better be.

          • Vaquera

            Don’t get KIm started up again.

            • Liberated

              Alright!

      • PerpetualOutflow

        And hidden cameras.

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Or the taste wall?

    • Pierced tongue. Fine with me.

      • daisy

        BABY Dodo needs straightening out.

    • nottrue

      He is 53…She is 25…..

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I think his Sea Org kids are older than her.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        It’s a sea org thing.

      • It’s imo not so much the age difference as it is the Match 🙂

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      It appears that someone photo shopped this pic or the camera focused on his face instead of hers.

      • MarcabExpat

        Well, he’s the photographer of the two.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      And they said it would never last……

    • Chee Chalker

      This makes me a little sad. Joy could do better

    • nose

      These two need to work on their shtick. Every photo of them leaves me feeling the same way…

      http://katecarruthers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/funny-pictures-look-at-you-trying-too-hard.jpg

    • Don’t stay up too late kids, school tomorrow.

    • Is she going to touch his….nahh! you sure it’s the right picture or is she waiting for her dad to leave?

    • Jimmy3

      She got a great deal on that flower hat thingie. The funeral home director leaves the back door unlocked for her.

      • daisy

        Upvote my damn joke downthread it was a Christmas miracle and it was funnier than yours ( channeling my inner Trump, I really want to win the popular vote )

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      That’s a sweet photo when you don’t know the back story.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

        And when you crop him out of it.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Why you gotta do this to me on Christmas, V?

  • Vaquera

    3 hours ago in front of the LRH Life Exhibit. Christmas wishes coming true? (f5)
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/984bfbea14b3d674eadf96a9d5de056510e0f74639416731ccae6cba9ebc4686.jpg

    • Liberated

      Do you think those idiots have any idea how much fun we have at their expense?

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Maybe a clam received a Kindle for Christmas 😉

    • Someone read the OT materials on a Phone *Phuff*

    • Someone shouted “Liar liar pants on fire!”?

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • What’sup

    More pictures of cats. Less cattiness.

    • Supper Powers

      I accept this challenge.

      • daisy

        Good for you. That will be the 2nd resolution broken after diet for me.

        • Supper Powers

          I don’t even bother with the diet lie anymore.

  • Frodis73

    Since 2016 seemed to be on some kind of quest to deprive the world of some of the most talented and amazing people, does this mean 2017 will do the opposite? I do not wish death on anybody, but let’s be honest, there are some folks we can do without. The Kardashian Klan, including Kanye, Paris Hilton, Beiber, Richard Spencer, Alex Jones and Steve Bannon are a few names that spring to mind.

    • nose

      People begged for the Hilton posts to stop and they did. Why this isn’t happening with the Kardashian clan baffles me. I admire talent and none of the people you mentioned have any besides good PR.
      It is sad that top trending reports are about celebs and trivial bs.

    • chukicita

      I am just sad I have to know who any of those ones are.

      • daisy

        That is not sad , you should be proud. I however know all of them.. * hangs head in shame*

  • daisy

    Do we have an update on Starbucks woman ?

    • Terilyn Fitzpatrick
      4 hrs ·
      A picture while I was biking because I do not feel safe in my own home on Christmas day because my roomate has made it an unsafe place and the neighbor mike too.

      • Qbird

        She had made quite a few more posts after this one, Dice… but I see now those are not there anymore. She’s editing now [just as i just did].

        • hmm

          • Qbird

            yeah, hmmm… I can’t fathom living my life’s drama out loud on FB.

            • i see this often, esp among scios, it will go away! and then comes back. i think fb offer some kind of security when everybody can watch. she has like 2800 followers

            • usually about money… then it goes real high

    • Juicer77

      Hoping someone saw the posts or saw her and contacted the police or a domestic abuse center to do a welfare check.

    • Qbird
      • daisy

        Well I am glad she doesn*t sound as desperate. I hope she gets some real help.

        • Qbird

          well, that’s a nice thought, but, once again IMHO, she enjoys her game… she likes playing it. She is where she wants to be.
          I wish her the best of luck regarding her “battle.”

  • [introducing girlfriend to my family]

    Me: this is my girlfriend Janine

    Janine: Hi

    Wife: WHAT THE FUCK

  • Kim O’Brien

    i just spent the most amazing past couple of days with people whom i love …and who love me back . Surrounded by family …new babies , old ladies , and everything in between

    To the bunker fam ….i love youze guys …..full stop . Thank you for being in my life ….for laughing at me and with me , for validating me and calling me on my bullshit . Thank you for gracing me with the stories of your lives . It has been more than amazing . I am grateful TO all of you …and grateful FOR all of you . What a privilege it is to be here .

    • merry x-mass Boss 🙂

      • Kim O’Brien

        love and hugs to you , your girlfriend …and your wife 😉

    • Juicer77

      Stop it, you’ll melt your hard shell. 😉 xoxo

  • Jack99

    How ’bout some Julie London?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkD_kYkRk3c

  • beauty for ashes

    I managed to sleep through most of Christmas! What a joy I was today!
    Belated Merry Christmas bunker family!
    I was blessed to have the one sister I haven’t seen in the past six months fly in just to make us an organic dinner. she’s flying out at 4 am and I will probably still be up. Mom and I watched Meet me in St Louis yesterday. There’s a scene, that about two or three years ago I walked in to find my Mom crying to. I asked her what’s wrong and she said she was worried about Alicia and she missed her and she wished she would contact us back. I had never seen her cry by herself before. And when the moment came, “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”…. I just lost it. I just sort of collapsed and held onto my Mom. This year, has been the worst, but for her to lose her first born, have a problem getting the body from mexico or getting details of her death, get stage four cancer, and then your husband has a stroke?
    However~~~ She is not even walking with her walker anymore, she’s so amazing and tenacious. I am so blessed. And grateful, to have her to hug a thousand times a day.
    And the health she has regained, is the best present ever. I’m just so grateful for all the support I receive here. It means a lot to me, like seriously a lot a lot! ((((((((SUPER SMOOOOSHY HUGS)))))))))))))

    • daisy

      I am proud to know you, (( hugs ))

      • beauty for ashes

        back atcha, really! It’s amazing when you can remember in recent history when things were so much worse how much better it can make you feel!

    • Draco

      ((((((((SUPER SMOOOOSHY HUGS))))))))))))) Back at you!

      • beauty for ashes

        Awww <3<3<3

    • Juicer77

      Big squeeylzy hugs back atcha. Xoxo
      Eta I was going to fix the spelling but it’s funny so it’s staying.

      • beauty for ashes

        read as squeezyly hugs, which spelling I also enjoy, like” AHM GONNA HUG YOU SOO SQUEEZY~LY!!” which one might say to one’s pet, with a southern accent, upon returning from a long trip. XD

    • Frodis73

      Oh Beauty, hugs right back to you!!

    • Baby

      So very glad that your sister flew into make you dinner.. Wonderful.

      One hell of a year for Mama and you..and family sweetheart. Your mama does sound like she is getting better. I only saw my mom cry once.. and it gives me a lump in my throat every time I think of it.

      Thank you for sharing your pain with us beauty.. I know I have come on the Bunker so many times to share mine. The Bunker helped me through Jude..and still helps me with the pain..

      We both miss our sisters. Alicia and Jude. Such heartache to endure.

      You continue to hug your mama 1,000 x a day..and we’ll be right behind you hugging you.. love baby f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c3c7bbdbf46f5f24a2452aaeea93919a228fb976209d2fa11e50c694e7f00a7.jpg

  • Nice Xmas news.

    Robert Almblad (well known ex) over on Mike’s:

    “Merry Xmas
    A friend of a friend inside and high up in the Church described effect of Leah’s Aftermath as a single word on the current Church of Scientology: DEVISTATING”

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/merry-christmas/#comment-155904

    • I hope that this series could be distributed or syndicated to stations around the world – prime time!

      • It’s been the network’s greatest success. It’s going to be at on sale at all the trade shows just as soon as they can.

        Perhaps it’s not quite going to be like Star Trek (with an episode showing somewhere in the world at any given time) but it’s going to have quite a vigorous life after first broadcast – and that’s not counting the on-demand services, downloads and boxed sets…

        • ReallyMGM

          And streaming in the future on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Going Clear will be available for years on HBO, too.

          • In Hubbard’s day, adverse press didn’t last very long. Newspapers and magazine articles were out for a day, or a month, and then gone (unless you knew what back issue an article was in, and took the trouble to order it). TV similarly, might be broadcast once or twice. If you missed it, you missed it, and even if you caught it, you only saw it once or twice. Only books endured, and they had a small, specialised audience.

            Today critical media isn’t a one-shot deal any more. Once they are out, they live for ever, on multiple cable and satellite channels, as downloads, on-demand screenings, physical media and er… informal… versions on the Internet.

            They don’t go away, and they are building up. Mainstream media has been a dead loss for Scientology for some years. I suppose that was why SMP might have had some appeal to Scientologists who wanted to see positive coverage. However, now the money has changed hands, that’s become another ‘Ideal Org’, part of a distributed Potemkin village which is so empty it doesn’t even rattle.

            Little wonder Miscavige has turned his back on the world, and is now preaching to the choir, terrified that they will look over their shoulders… and defect.

        • That’s good to hear and a good prediction. They can sell it, if they buy it. I noticed that out National TV just did a rerun an old self-production about Scn, maybe to get fresh numbers on the interest. Leah is pretty well know around here, not sure about UK or Germany. And i do hope Australia will do it. And then of course there is the “underground” audience, but most of them already know how bad it is. Anyway – 2017 is going to be exiting and My Scientology Movie for sure will get a huge boost from all this.
          PS: did you do anything further about the Drone thingy?

          • I’m a bad judge of UK awareness, since I haven’t owned a TV for more than 20 years – but I’m told that “King of Queens” has been showing of cable and satellite.

            Awareness of Leah might not be terribly high here but she’s not entirely off the radar either.

            Sadly, I learned that a controller possessed of a reasonable range was an unaffordable optional extra. My ‘phone is now too old to run an application that would fly it – and bluetooth wouldn’t provide the range, even if it did. However, I’m rather taken by another remote controlled option…

            • The range is important and no phone will do that, except act as Monitor & Controller for the local hardware. WiFi can have a very long range as they use this frequency from (boat to harbor) in strait “bird flight/view”

  • FredEX2

    This was posted on Twitter within the last hour…http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38432862?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central
    This cannot be true.
    Singer~ George Michael has died at age 53…tonight…on Christmas night…2016.

    • we know 🙁

    • Newiga

      Can 2016 go back to where it came from already?

    • colored sugar – brilliant idea – never seen before

  • Juicer77

    Good morning, Boxing Day folks recovering from or continuing Christmas celebrations.
    To the lurkers and under-the-radars, sending you wishes for strength and happiness in the coming year for whatever lies ahead. There is more support and love ‘out here’ than you realize.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
  • Alex De Valera

    Beautiful messages!

  • Phoebequeen

    Wow . What a list of people . I hope they get their wishes.

  • Tory Christman

    Here’s my special message to members still “in” $cientology:
    https://www.facebook.com/ToryMagoo44/videos/pcb.10157862520395577/10157862519780577/?type=3&theater
    BAIL WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
    I know more members of the ‘church’ of $cientology who are D E A D, wayyyyy too young.
    I escaped out in July of 2000 and started saying “Bail while you still can” then.
    At the time I knew 4 young Scientologists who had taken their own lives.
    NOW I KNOW Over 16! Plus *tons* of Scientologists who have died way too young.
    PLEASE Look, listen…learn for yourselves.
    AND IF YOU’VE DISCONNECTED: Reconnect!
    Life is way too short to follow “dave” who by the way, could care less about YOU.
    Love and Happy New Year to ALL Here 🙂
    Tory/Magoo

  • Tory Christman

    And to all here on the Bunker….I would like to thank Tony O and each and every one of
    you for posting here, listening, looking, learning, helping others see the light!
    Thank you ALL and a very happy New Years! 🙂