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David Miscavige has plenty of new Scientology buildings set to open in 2017

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Rod Keller is back with his first social media round up of the new year. And once again, he keeps us updated on Scientology’s plans for new buildings around the world…

The Auckland, New Zealand Ideal Org is scheduled to open on January 21. Scientology has set up more openings for 2017, including Ideal Orgs in Mexico City, South Africa and the U.K.

The San Fernando Valley and Miami Ideal Orgs are also undergoing renovation, and Scientology leader David Miscavige, in his New Year’s event speech, said both would open this year. In the past, org openings have been subject to delays of many months, but for now the Auckland date seems firm.

 
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Auckland is the only org in New Zealand, and will be the fifth Ideal Org in the ANZO “continent,” according to Scientology’s classification, joining Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The building is the former Whitecliffe Art College at 134 Grafton Rd in Auckland. It was purchased in 2007, but renovations did not start until 2015, when Google took this photo as part of their Streetview service, showing the building wrapped by the construction crew.

 
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Expect Scientology leader David Miscavige be present to pull the ribbon on the new facility, along with a number of local dignitaries. Scientologists from Taiwan and Australia will likely be attending, since many of them have contributed to the purchase and renovation. Scientology is increasingly asking members to contribute to other Ideal Orgs in their Continent long after their local org has opened.

 
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Scientologists paying for courses at the new Ideal Advanced Org in Chatswood, Australia received a special commendation this year for donating to Auckland. Auckland staff members Errol Schmidt and Darien Shea held fundraisers in Taiwan in August to raise money for their org. Singer David Pomeranz performed at a fundraiser in Sydney in November for ANZO Ideal Orgs, meaning Auckland. Pomeranz is the composer of the song “We Stand Tall.” The money raised by all of these events was not enough, and Scientology loaned over $26 million to fund the opening, as reported on Mike Rinder’s blog.

 
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The symbol of the new Ideal Org is the silver fern which is also the symbol of the national rugby team the All Blacks, as well as the New Zealand military since the Second Boer War in 1899. It is instantly recognizable to New Zealanders as the symbol of their country. Scientologists who join the staff before the opening will be awarded a special Founding Staff Member pin featuring the emblem. A recruiting drive for Ideal Org staff is one of the most significant clues that an org is nearing completion.

Meanwhile, in Mexico, ODD, or Organización Desarrollo y Dianética A.C., is being planned as Mexico’s second Ideal Org and the third for the LATAM continent, along with Mexico City and Bogota, Colombia. The current org building is being renovated, and the artist’s conception shows a building that is two stories taller than before to meet the 50,000 square feet minimum for Ideal Orgs.

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The Mendoza and Schwartz families were presented with a crystal model of the renovated org for their donations to ODD in October.

 
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A useful tool in predicting an org’s opening is the work being done to bring the central files up to date. In theory, no Ideal Org can open with a messy “CF.” We asked a former staff member what all this work accomplishes.

CF are “Central Files” and form part of Div2 of the org. Every person who has ever done a service or bought a book has a file in Central Files. The files are divided into 3 categories: Book Buyers, Div6 (these would be people who have only done introductory services such as the life improvement courses, Dianetics seminars and Dianetics auditing) and Div4 Training and Processing public (people who have done main org services like grade chart actions/auditing, major academy courses, and auditor training.

Information is kept in the file on which books were purchased, any mailings done to the person, copies of letters written to them, etc. In the Div4 files a list of all services completed by the person would be kept, also copies of letters sent to them, statements of account etc. All invoices generated in the org have a CF copy and all invoices are also filed in person’s CF Folder.

When computerized systems were introduced there was a CF system designed which is supposed to be an exact duplicate of the physical CF. Because LRH wrote the policy on a physical file being kept for every single person, the antiquated manual system is still maintained. The CF system on computer is a total disaster and CF is always a total shambles with backdated filing not kept up to date. One of the golden rules is that once a person makes it onto the CF of an org they are never removed. LRH wrote in a Policy that CF was 80 percent of an organization’s income – and thus crucial to the livelihood of all orgs.

One of the org’s most crucial stats is called BMO, or Bulk Mail Out and every week it is expected that thousands of mailing promo pieces are sent to people from the org’s CF. I would say that 80 percent of the mail does not reach its intended recipient due to wrong addresses, people moved, not interested etc.

The Letter Registrars’ job is to write letters to people in the org’s CF every week. There is a very specific policy of how this is done. A Letter Reg is supposed to pull the CF file, study it, then write a personal letter to that person encouraging them to come take their next step on the bridge etc. The org’s CF lists are printed out used several times a year to phone the public members to get them to attend upcoming events.

These CF volunteers are supposed to be pulling every single file, confirming that the address and telephone numbers are valid, updating the manual files and computer system. It’s laborious as the computer system is so outdated. They use DOS based operating systems running on the same Novell network platform as the telex and finance systems. There are apparently no qualified INCOMM staff that could write a more modern system.

In theory no Ideal Org may open until its CF is 100 percent “in PT,” or Present Time, meaning fully up to date. It’s a target that I doubt has ever been achieved by any Ideal Org to date. The systems don’t integrate, so when a public from one org goes to another to find a qualified auditor for a particular service, that guy is now added to the new org’s CF so now he will get the same mailing from two different orgs. Then he goes to Flag for services and the same thing happens again. A household can get dozens of copies of the same mailing, one for each member of the family, plus duplicate copies from numerous orgs, or with slightly differently spelled names that the system can’t identify as duplicates. When somebody complains about it, they can be threatened for having “CI,” or counter intention to org expansion because they are reducing the BMO statistic.

 
Johannesburg North has announced to members that they intend to open their Ideal Org in 2017, and have put out calls for new staff and volunteers to work on CF. It will be the third Ideal Org in the African continent, along with Johannesburg and Pretoria.

 
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The new building was purchased in 2014 as an occupied office building, and renovations will be inexpensive compared to other Ideal Orgs in dilapidated historic buildings.

 
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The Birmingham, England Ideal Org made a surprise announcement recently that renovations will start in 2017. It will be the second Ideal Org in the UK, joining London. The Pitmaston building dates to the 1930s, and was purchased by Scientology in 2008. In order to put their postulates in the physical universe, Scientology is displaying a gingerbread version of the building at the U.K. headquarters at Saint Hill.

 
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Keep an eye out for calls to join staff or work on CF as the opening date approaches.

 
— Rod Keller

 
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Go here to start making your plans.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on January 2, 2017 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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  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Aaron Smith-Levin

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    I don’t mock LRH or Scientology… it’s the way that they act…

  • Supper Powers

    Aaron on A&E right now.

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    There are a lot of things that are ingrained…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Compassion is taken away from you…

  • Supper Powers

    I have tried to cure myself of a lack of compassion, said Rinder. He’s pretty great.

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      Wonderful!

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Christie Collbran…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Counseling @ the age of 10…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Age 16 in Sea Org…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Should be able to leave like anywhere else, but there’s pressure to stay…

  • Joe

    Mike’s wife is so. pretty.

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    L: It’s so harmful to your mind, ’cause you’re always thinking that there’s something wrong w/ you…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    The church disputes… blah, blah, blah…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Clearwater

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Leah never been to ocean in Clearwater…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    The goal is you do the work now…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Some stranger asking Leah for weed on the beach…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    She wants to save her…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    As a Scio, it would reiterate that she needs to get back to work…

  • Supper Powers

    Aaron has a GREAT laugh!!!!

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Flag Land Base…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Reason Scientologists don’t speak out is because they have family members in…

  • Joe

    They’re discussing why Aaron’s wife doesn’t want to talk about Scn publicly.

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    On way to Aaron’s house…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Grandparents ignore them…

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      Aaron’s kids…

      • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

        Because they don’t want to get into trouble…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Aaron in, until two years ago…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Mom raising twins as single mom…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Mom jumped in pretty heavily… to Scientology…

  • Joe

    Aaron’s discussing Scn attaining tax-exempt status in 1993.

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    War Is Over…

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Elation as a 12 yr old…

  • Joe

    Wow, great first look.

    • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

      It was Great!

  • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

    Over & Out! Great on the first look @ tomorrow night’s episode!

  • PerpetualOutflow

    Thanks for the live blogging! Also, John Sweeney saying he still has nightmares about $cientology.

    • daisy

      I really hope the stress was worth it. That documentary was eye opening. So many foot bullets. I have recommended it a lot . I know it was embarrassing for him, but his outburst showed how nuts scientology can make a reasonable person.

      • EmmaDaoust

        Someone with Cluster B personality disorder can make the sane less sane.

      • PerpetualOutflow

        So true. I hope he feels vindicated now even though that hasn’t completely ameliorated the trauma they caused.

    • I just got here, did A&E show the Aaron Levin Smith episode tonight instead of Tuesday at 10?

      • Qbird

        no just a teaser

        • Phew! The holidays have me all mixed up.

      • Joy Lover (Ex-CS)

        Just a first-look preview… Tomorrow night’s still on! 🙂

      • PerpetualOutflow

        That’s what I thought too at first. Looking forward to tonight.

  • EmmaDaoust

    So how do I get my free commemorative “We Stand Tall” apple crate?

    • JJ

      It is in the same catalog with the yellow goat shirt and Yuppiedrome sweaters. Pretty sure you have to pay for them and turn in a certain number of canceled event tickets from the last few CoS shindigs.

    • CalMag box tops. Lots and lots of box tops.

    • gtsix

      Free? Pfft. Are you kidding? See the regge please. Please, ha! Now! See them now!

  • JJ

    Doggies. Well, if they have all those new places up and ready for Grand Openings, I think it would be a good time to invest on helium futures and balloon manufacture. They reuse the same golden rope, right?

  • Claire Headley – Happy Birthday!

    • Happy birthday from me as well, Claire!

  • Rieand

    I think recognizing it as a religion is the turning point. It is NOT a religion.

    • Rieand

      On the other hand, I suspect the best auditors might be good therapists.

  • Jimmy3

    2017 is the year of the salads. I’m going to make them cool again.

    • Jimmy3

      Never mind. This sucks.

      • daisy

        My sister is adding beets to her salads , is this a thing ?

        • Jimmy3

          Yes. Beer salads are a thing. In fact, 2017 is the year of the beer salad.

          • daisy

            OOOH I cannot wait to serve her that I hope that is in a Vanity Fair article I can refer her to.

          • Supper Powers

            I just saw a growler today that said that. Really.

        • gtsix

          Beets are lovely. So, I vote yes.

        • kemist

          Beetroot and carrots, cooked + raw celery and apple.

          Serve with sour cream.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Salad tossing perhaps?

    • kemist

      Salads are all right.

      Especially when there is bacon in them.

      • Jimmy3

        Bacon, fried chicken, a mound of ranch dressing… But it’s healthy, cuz, you know… There are cucumbers in it.

  • Almost finished watching 2015 SPY movie and just want to thank Melissa McCarthy for making me laugh so much in 2017.

    • Nat-leficent

      I thought Jason Statham was excellent in that. They were all sooo funny

  • Watching tonight’s episode right now. I know, I’m late to the game. I put off grocery shopping all day long and just now got back and put everything away. Ugh. Daddy needed TP and food XD.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Derek, what is going on in your avi? It’s cracking me up. Did someone shoop you to have a baby sized body?

    • gtsix

      Momma says daddy shouldn’t disappear from the bunker for so long. Youse been missed.

      Happy Merry Holidaze D!

      • My apologies! I have the entire last week of the year off (through today) of work. So I was out of town traveling visiting people close to me all week. I did read the stories but didn’t have time to drop in and comment.

        • gtsix

          You enjoying a wonderful love filled life is worth us missing you. Smooches and hugs.

      • Also, Happy New Year!

  • So my bad. Apparently no new episode tonight. Just a sneak peek, I think?

  • Qbird

    a sweet take on NY resolutions ~ good night bunker ~
    https://youtu.be/4TsmpTGr73k

  • Observer

    Sleeping on the futon (which imo is more comfy than the bed) so poor Mr Observer can have the bed to himself. Observerhund and The Velociraptor are overjoyed, and have stretched out along my spine. There should be a spa that offers dachshund spine-warming treatments. It’s extremely therapeutic.

  • gtsix

    Time for me to hit the hay. Today I started out compassionless and angry. Ya’ll corrected my bad attitude, helped me to laugh, and remember the point of why.

    Thanks bunks. See ya later gators.

    • Draco

      Sleep tight, gtsix. I just woke up 🙂

    • Mark Foster

      Hugs!

  • MaxSpaceman

    The SHSBC (Saint Hill Special Briefing Course), for decades, before Internet, was the vaunted Scn training most prized above anything but the OT levels, perhaps.

    Then, bam– all of a sudden, with everything they’ve got, nearly, being published on the Internet, the SHSBC was cancelled globally, never to be given again.

    You think maybe it’s because Ron’s bullsh1t is completely NUTS in the “special briefing” course? Like this:

    From “State of OT”, SHSBC #296. 23 May 1963:

    “And although I don’t think you’d have very much pleasure out of kissing a girl from Jupiter –
    that’s a heavy-gravity planet, and if you stepped on the planet Jupiter in one of these meat bodies that
    you presently have, you would become a pancake promptly, you see? And what atmosphere it has lies in
    seas of liquid air and so on. You might say that this is somewhat rigerous as an environment, not
    completely similar to Russia but.. [laughter]. So you do get these various variations. And it’s not
    all that horrifying however.

    “You find somebody running around the planet Jupiter, he’d be built to withstand that climatic condition,
    and the gravitic condition and so forth, and his legs might be a bit modified and his arms and that sort
    of thing, but he probably would look like an Eskimo.”

  • ex sea org member

    I think you could fill all the scientologists in New Zealand into one auditing room. What will mike ferris do with himself inside that big building? Talk to himself probably as he has been doing for 40 years.

  • ex sea org member

    These ideal orgs remind me of pyramids…big empty buildings with a few dead bodies and symbols no one understands.

  • I’m so pleased that Copenhagen is not up there with expected openings in 2017. Originally scheduled for 2015 (last I heard) it remained gloriously not open in 2016. I did see the report here of work begin commenced and that tallies with drawings seen lying around on a table at the ground floor (tut tut).

    The extra work looks like it’s an extra floor or two, so that tallies with the modification done in Mexico according to this story. It was hard to tell how much they’re getting done, since the extra work is sort of facing the inner court yard (not the front towards the street).

    • Draco

      The Advanced Org Africa suffers the same fate. I got emails in the beginning of 2015 saying they were opening in September 2015. Crickets.

  • April Moonlight

    in case anyone was wondering what the ‘new civilization builders with honors’ certificate says (given to the Mendoza and Schwartz families along with a crystal model of the renovated org) here is a rough translation from the spanish to english: “We do this because this planet will be much better as Ronald Hubbard’s technology reaches more hearts and that is our goal to clear this planet and starting with our city and country we do this for our children and yours. Soon we will have a clear planet.”

  • RexAinsfree

    Yes, I’m a lurker, sorry. Never been in Sci, but watching Leah’s “Aftermath” and am fascinated. I’m glad that info is coming out about the cult, and the scams, and the terrible losses people go through: relationships, time, emotions, money, etc. Many people seem to want to do ‘something’, but are thwarted by the cult’s classification as a ‘religion’ (if I’m getting the drift correctly). My question is: tracking down escapees and forcibly returning them certainly can’t be a protected part of any religion, can it? If people want to do something, might this not be an effective path, ie: proving forced returns of people who wanted to get out? Maybe it’s been tried; I’m not familiar with much about anything Sci-related. The little I know is only what I’m learning from the series. Thanks if you can help me understand more.

    • scottmercer

      Look up the potential FBI raid of 2009. It didn’t happen because the people there at Gold Base would have begged to NOT be “rescued.” I asked Tony about this in person during his book tour. Also because Scientology hides behind the First Amendment, the bar is VERY high against judges interfering with them. A videotape of a Scientologist actually shooting somebody in cold blood would probably do something, but that’s not how they work…the just take peoples’ money and psychologically devastate them.

      • RexAinsfree

        Thanks, scottmercer. I’ll look that up to learn more.
        One thing that Claire Headley (I think that is her name) said in last week’s episode is that she knows of someone who escaped and made it to South Africa, but was tracked down and forced to return. That’s the type of thing that I’m hoping couldn’t be acceptable as part of any ‘religion’.
        Thanks for your response, and I will read about it.

        • Liberated

          Scientology is not really a religion, it’s a criminal cult.

          Think of the mafia with tax exemption status.

          • RexAinsfree

            LOL and also succinct nutshell description! Thanks, Liberated 🙂

        • Juicer77

          Sadly it has happened many times. Never at gunpoint or with physical harm, but because of the escapee’s fears: of the outside world, having no job or contacts outside, losing loved ones still in, losing their eternity and more.

          • RexAinsfree

            Yes, I can imagine that the fear must be monumental! Apparently the cult uses that weapon from the day the unsuspecting victim signs on the dotted line: immediately begins to isolate the victim from their friends, family, moneyincome, well basically all external contact & influences. Pretty dastardly. Thanks, Juicer77, for mentioning that aspect. The ones who have almost no chance at all are those who’re raised in it. But, then again, LEAH!

    • Juicer77

      Welcome, Rex. There are some terrific resources from former members. The Scientology Onion is one page definitely worth reading. http://exscn.net/content/view/178/105/

      I would also highly recommend Steve Hassan’s book Combating Cult Mind Control.

      Helpful definitions and acronym explanations here: http://www.xenu.net/archive/dictionary/

      Take breaks from going down the rabbit hole, as they say. It can be consuming! 🙂

      • RexAinsfree

        Thanks, Juicer77, I appreciate the info. Luckily, my Real Life automatically carves out breaks for me, so that I can really only stick a toe or two into the rabbit hole. But I intend to follow these resources when I can. Right now I have to get the dog to an appointment, but thanks for giving me these leads.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Here is a Tampa Bay Times article with some more info – “Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back” http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/chased-by-their-church-when-you-try-to-leave-scientology-they-try-to-bring/1048134

      • RexAinsfree

        Oooh, good to know. Thanks, Intergalactic Walrus. This is the aspect which infuriates me. A person ought to be able to leave without some sort of hit squad tracking them down.

    • Dibythesea

      Welcome Rex!

      So many books you can read!

      The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega
      Troublemaker by Leah Remini
      Blown for Good by Marc Headly
      A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack
      Counterfeit Dreams by Jefferson Hawkins
      Abuse at the Top by Amy Scobee
      Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
      Scientology: A to Xenu by Chris Shelton
      Ruthless by Ron Miscavige
      Fair Game but Steve Cannane
      Bare Faced Messiah by Russell Miller
      Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman
      The Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper

      Jeffrey Augustine has done some great interviews on YouTube and Chris Shelton has made so many videos that I can’t keep up.

      The rabbit hole is very deep!
      And remember “It’s always worse than you think”:(

      • RexAinsfree

        This is wonderful, Dibythesea, thank you. I’m copying the info you & the others here have provided, and will investigate when I can.
        My other big question is: is there any hope that anyone currently in the cult has any chance of seeing Leah’s series? From what I can gather, all their contact with the outside world is filtered, monitored, or totally cut off.
        I’m glad you all here got out, and I’m glad you all have a place to support each other.

  • KellyKels

    Doesn’t look like the Join the New Zealand Ideal Org Staff event was very happening… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81ac7a14f99cda8b1800f6e37445fe2126563411603b80a127c945269ff3c40d.jpg

    • where do they post this?

      • dreamcatcher

        looks like a facebook event (by ‘Auckland Ideal Org’?)

      • KellyKels

        Was on Facebook, viewable to the public

    • Bleuler

      Hmmm… interesting that they only invited 280. I thought millions would be invited for this fantastic opportunity. Not a great turnout from those invited either.

      • Robert Eckert

        I wonder how many of the 5 who said they were going actually went.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Can’t sleep even after I took my sleepers…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2yiIoEtXw

    • daisy

      me either, frustrating, 3 am here

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Just took another sleeper.

  • Todd Tomorrow
    • Liberated

      No. 26……making Donald Trump’s ugly ties.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Happy New Year, fellow Bunkerites. Or should I say, Happy New Year Observed. For the pleasure of our many new members, I am offering some old chestnuts. Or maybe these are more like old wines or cheese– improving with age!

    These are images with blank areas to insert the message of your choice. Download these, and at any time you can deliver a “message” from Source himself, or from Scientologists and celebrities. Here’s to another year of creative J&D!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea668c20300dee994521135549d68ae9e2c9542c71c6b109f5ec3195a50ffe95.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c71e78ab529e32c2b32730056562d77713770f693c8ff46e82eeab366cd91eb2.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fea63eb3329018cebe6e952ec0f69a9273e39bb085945b538763be47961b023.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb2a9467bfe35fc49ef05848cebb6cd92c2c071cb46a9f9771d7917609f86852.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8cf620b45bc3ca9f9e7045b9ade43dbed8e4b130c6fe883a1c5a13ccc64c9cd6.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e8dbaafb03f8c4edf46c4aab96f327142aded105e537f6ae1b8dc623ca67bc6.jpg

  • Dave Reams

    How has Scientology fallen so far, so fast?

    “[Toynbee] theorized that all civilizations pass through several distinct stages: genesis, growth, time of troubles, universal state, and disintegration [… and] argues that the breakdown of civilizations is not caused by loss of control over the environment, over the human environment, or attacks from outside. Rather, societies that develop great expertise in problem solving become incapable of solving new problems by overdeveloping their structures for solving old ones.
    […]
    He argues that the ultimate sign a civilization has broken down is when the dominant minority forms a “universal state”, which stifles political creativity within the existing social order.” […] The fixation on the old methods of the “Creative Minority” leads it to eventually cease to be creative and degenerates into merely a “dominant minority” (that forces the majority to obey without meriting obedience), failing to recognize new ways of thinking. He argues that creative minorities deteriorate due to a worship of their “former self,” by which they become prideful, and fail to adequately address the next challenge they face ”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Societal_collapse

  • madame duran

    There’s one HUGE omission, though. No word on when SMP will launch live broadcasting. In the midst of this (announced) flurry of Ideal Org activity, the SMP studio sits silent…unused and overlooked. Have you forgotten, Miscavige/OSA?
    http://www.tickcounter.com/countup/1464462000000/america-los_angeles/owd/FFFFFF3B5998000000FF0000/No_On-Air_Programming_since_SMP_Grand_Opening

  • Good Day All.

  • Jgg2012

    I think that they have opened about 40 orgs in the last 10 years. The Valley has been “about to open” for years.

  • Steven Gillott

    I’m actually very much opposed to scientology. My parents were in it so i grew up in the church but they eventually ‘blew’ because of the abusive culture at the time. I have many relatives involved in it, some who are in the sea org over in the states.