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Scientology cash-in! Top church attorney puts her beach bungalow on market for $2.4 million

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Washington DC tax attorney Monique Yingling continues her star-turn as Scientology’s top legal mercenary after she totally stole the show during Ron Miscavige’s 20/20 appearance in April, and now she’s set to cash in handsomely after years of high-paid work for Scientology leader David Miscavige.

She recently put her sweet little Delaware beach hideway on the market. And for a cool $2.4 million, you’ll get a five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,760-square-foot party pad on the Lewes Rehoboth Canal and just a short stroll from the Atlantic Ocean.

And don’t go feeling bad about taking Monique’s beach villa off of her hands. She still has a lovely 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 2,638-square-foot house in DC that Zillow prices at $1.6 million. And here’s the best part about it: her neighbors just down the block are Scientology’s party pair, television journalist Greta Van Susteren and her husband, retired attorney John P. Coale!

In November 2015, Monique also picked up a couple of charming 1-bedroom cottages on Cape Cod for a package deal of $1.875 million. Score!

So hey, let’s take a look at what providing years of legal cover so David Miscavige can continue to work children 90-hour weeks for pennies an hour will buy you in the state of Delaware! Here’s what the place looks like from the front…

 
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But the real action is out back, facing the canal. Take a look at the beautiful architecture!

 
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And here’s the view of the canal itself — perfect for the Squirrel Busters to paddle up and get photographs of you if you’re up to no good!

 
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And let’s get one more look inside. Nice stuff, Monique!

 
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So what has Monique done to earn the money for this kind of luxury? She and her husband, tax attorney Gerald Feffer, worked for Scientology for decades. Feffer was David Miscavige’s biggest weapon in Washington, and helped the church win tax exempt status in 1993. In March 2013, Mr. Feffer died of Parkinson’s Disease at 70.

Here’s what former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder told us about that at the time…

I am saddened by his death and I was sorry when I heard he had Parkinson’s. On a personal level he was a nice guy. I am sure he has been replaced by someone else the church is paying to be an influence broker. From that perspective, these people are relatively expendable — as long as you have money you can buy influence. I suspect the effect may be greater on Monique — hopefully it will get her to realize there are things more important in life than taking money from Miscavige to do his dirty work for him. After the IRS CID investigation was ended, Gerry was not involved in the day to day activities of Miscavige. Monique has been. If anyone warrants the title of Miscavige consigliere, it’s Monique Yingling.

Despite that wish expressed by Rinder, Monique’s role only got more visible in the last three years. And it was never on display like in April, when she appeared on 20/20 because, apparently, there’s just no one left in the Church of Scientology who can go on camera and answer questions about David Miscavige and the Sea Org. She didn’t seem very convincing in her denials about the abuse that Ron reported in his book, but she did bring Dan Harris muffins made by Sea Org slaves. It was a nice touch.

“Somehow she has become the only ‘spokesperson’ for Scientology, even though she is not a Scientologist,” Mike Rinder points out.

But hey, she’s got a hot property to sell!

We sent emails to Ms. Yingling and to her realtors who listed the property, Bryce Lingo and Shaun Tull, and inquired about any upcoming open house events. We’ll let you know if they get back to us.

 
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Tomorrow night: Leah Remini on ABC 20/20

ABC isn’t saying much, but a potentially really big show about Scientology is airing tomorrow night on 20/20, and Leah Remini is only part of it…

 

 
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  • davegrille

    At least Monique is doing well.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Thank Xenu that her paycheck only comes from hard working people that have been promised salvation in return, but only get the shaft.

      • davegrille

        Yes it is blood money.

  • Mick Roberts

    Regarding the last A&E show with Aaron, something jumped out at me. Aaron mentioned that his brother was considered to be the “perfect” auditor under a new training program that DM implemented. Apparently after LRH died, DM ushered in a new “Golden Age of Tech” or whatever, and he said that the auditor training done in the past had been wrong. Aaron’s brother did great on the first training program. But then DM changed it yet again to make it longer and harder and his brother didn’t do so great. That led me to this question……

    The fact that DM said the training was done wrong before he himself came in and “fixed” it, is that actually a statement by him that LRH wasn’t this “infallible” person Scientologists considered him to be? Is he saying that LRH was wrong? That LRH’s “tech” wasn’t right? In other words, was he practically calling LRH a fraud? And continuing with that line of thought, doesn’t the fact that DM changed HIS OWN original “new golden age” way of auditor training prove that DM was “wrong” in his first attempt as well? I thought LRH and DM were supposed to be considered infallible. And DM’s parishioners/mind-slaves at the time never questioned this? They actually bought into this major change that seems to be basically calling out LRH to be the fraud that he was, along with “Captain Miscavige!”? Is there any type of logical justification to why Scientologists just accepted this change of LRH’s training programs by DM? (My apologies to any RTC folks who may be reading this. I know we aren’t supposed to use logic and deductive reasoning in our thinking…..)

    • BeezleBobby

      I think the answer to that would be “LRH wrote it right, but everybody was doing it wrong. Thank Xenu that our ecclesiastical leader came along and showed us how to do it correctly. And pay for it again. Yippee”

    • Phil McKraken

      Just another contradiction. They pile up so high, how does one know where to begin? Best to just let the boss man tell you want’s what.

    • Ron Schmidt

      I think you bring up great points, and I agree with BeezleBobby regarding how the CO$ would explain the what happened. Also as logical as your argument is, logic doesn’t really help, as numerous ex-scientoligists have pointed out if you question the church in any way the “church” turns it around on you and accuses you of ethical wrongdoing. Also members of the CO$ are not allowed to talk about their cases with other members (even close family members and spouses) so they never have a chance talk among themselves and form a group that could work together to call out these inconsistencies.

      • Mark Foster

        Correct. You can´t even have a discussion in the course room. it´s absolutely quiet. You are there to obediently lap up and regurgitate the vomit, er, wisdom, of L. Ron Hubbard. He figured it all out. Just follow his ¨ white-taped path¨ and all will be well. What´s there to discuss?( sarcasm)

        • April

          LRH was smart enough to know that as soon as people began talking amongst themselves about how “the tech” wasn’t working as promised he’d hemorrhage members even worse than what the CO$ is now.

          • Mark Foster

            Also, when people actually voice their doubts and questions and hear others do the same…and realize that they share similar concerns…and can hash them out and have a dialogue, watch out! The control of ¨the master¨ gets broken, the infallibility of his ¨tech¨gets exposed…and disposed of!

    • Ron Schmidt

      To add to your points, I’m pretty sure and someone please correct me if I’m wrong, DM has not even worked himself up to OT VIII (the highest level) so why he has been given ultimate power doesn’t really make sense.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        He wasn’t given it. He “Assumed” power. And after that, everyone assumed that he had the power. So, he had the power. And he used the assumed power to remove and degrade anyone who questioned it.

        • stillgrace2

          It was a classic coup. Lots of evil, murky activity during LRH’s last 24 hours, according to both Robert Vaughn Young and Jesse Prince.`

      • Mick Roberts

        Wow, I never heard that he never reached OT VIII. And from my new and limited understanding of the history of CoS, DM basically just “took” power by disposing of the Broekers and anyone else who stood in his way of becoming the “Chosen One” to carry on LRH’s legacy. Absolute power corrupts absolutely……DM is a shining example of that.

      • Harpoona Frittata

        It only begins to make sense once you understand that no one GAVE lil davey the destroyer power; he took it for himself and did so through some very interesting and complex schemes and betrayals.

        Lil davey the “stalled on the bridge” cult leader has learned not to pick up cans because the last thing he wants is their to be a written record of his confession to the many crimes he’s committed. Besides, from the accounts of folks like Tom De Vocht, it sounds like if he knows that the OaTy levels are just space opera nonsense, so why waste the time.

    • Mockingbird

      Scientology responds: you don’t don’t don’t have the fucking rank to ask that question you CICS who SCOHB ! ML DM.

    • madame duran

      DM blames “transcription errors” for the change. So, technically, he’s not blaming Hubbard. It was the original transcriber’s or secretary’s fault (Hubbard’s wife?). Of course, DM doesn’t provide tangible PROOF of such errors; he merely TOLD members that the mistakes existed and he dutifully corrected them to maintain purity of the “tech” (which is his job as COB of RTC). Your points are valid, though. It’s amazing how compliant Scientologists are in going along with authority without questioning it, asking for evidence, or pushing for checks and balances. But if you’re a Scientologist (staff, Sea Org or public), you’ll be DAMNED if you try to do something new without citing a Hubbard policy to justify it.

      • Mick Roberts

        Thanks for the insight madame. Blame the transcribers/secretaries. Classic DM move. I wonder if the actual writings in LRH’s handwriting are available publicly so it can be compared word-for-word with the updated DM version (without these so-called “errors”) in order to verify these “purity corrections”.

        • madame duran

          People with older editions of Hubbard’s books can compare between the original version and the new ones made under Miscavige. It’s noteworthy to mention that whenever there’s a book revision, Scientology instructs its members to SUBMIT THEIR OLD EDITIONS in exchange or for a price discount towards the latest copy. The clueless Scientologists comply then the cult destroys the old copies, thus eliminating any chance members will accidentally discover the unauthorized changes. Clever, isn’t it? However, since long-standing Scientologists have had Hubbard policy and quotes DRILLED into them for years, there’s still a good chance they can rely on memory to recall how things used to be and notice the differences.

          • Mark Foster

            Also: there are LOTS of old editions of books in used bookstores and in pdf form online.
            Once Born and WikiLeaks, to name 2 sources, have lots of stuff available on their websites. There are also scientologists and ex-scientologists (like Jon Atack) who have extensive collections of all the editions of all the books.
            Frankly, for me, comparing them is like…comparing turds. You know, scatology. But, yeah, the older books and the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, both its books and recorded lectures, contain loads of insane, racist, utterly stupid crap…that differs significantly from the current Miscavige version of insane,racist, stupid crap.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Part of being a good $cilon is to never ever pick up on logical inconsistencies like those.

      Here, hold out your hand over this lighter…k, now hold it there for until the importance of sharing your, umm, questioning thoughts goes away. That’s how $cn works in a nutshell: You’ve gone questions; they’ve got pain and threats to put those questions out of your mind for you…see, all better now!

      Even though lil davey the fake tech terminal has no higher training or experience as a skilled auditor or C/S, he feels qualified to alter Elron’s tech willy nilly and never face any questions or push back about it. That fact, right there, constitutes a high crime in $cn that would have got your ass RPF’ed in a hot second in Elron’s day.

      The fact is that everyone who IS tech trained and still in the cult knows that Dear Leader is guilty of high crimes like that, yet will not utter a word about it, just go to show how craven and cowed all these little weak and trembling $ciloons really are!

  • Panopea Abrupta
    • Tomy Davis back then was the leader of Anonymous. Trufax.

      He’s done VERY well to piss off Leah.

    • RK

      Imagine if Tommy Davis merely responded to Leah’s question about where Shelly was, “Shelly is not feeling well, so she couldn’t attend” or even “I don’t know” or some other response, instead of threatening and attacking her at Tom Cruise’s wedding. Scientologist’s blind allegiance of David Miscavige and Tom Cruise makes people do stupid things. Leah is right – where there is smoke, there’s fire.

  • Bruce Maslia

    These are showing up all over Atlanta. Whats funny is that is doing the cult more harm than good. People put a picture of the postcard on their wall and then all of their friends start chiming in as to what a sham it is. Tony when will you be on an A and E episode? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/266b11625c266a80bdd1565848f364eb48fc6d96cdc38a45a0b10bee1ea5885e.jpg

    • Newiga

      Worried? Yes. About those stuck in Scientology.
      Stressed? Not really. So much J&Ding going on at Scientology’s expense.
      Depressed? Yes. About the fact that this abusive group is still tax exempt.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        You look cold without your little Santa hat. You should have a little wool hat during the cold Nordic winter, Newi.

        • Newiga

          I know! It’s -25 this morning! Kan jag åka till Thailand igen? 😥

    • Ann B Watson

      Thank you Bruce,good stuff!I just noticed Roswell Rd.The old Morgue did get around back in Ron’s syfy world.❤️

    • stillgrace2

      How dare they continue to use Mr. Hawkins’ exploding volcano! I’m writing a KR.

    • What astonishes me is that, of all the texts they could use to draw people in, they still insist (as per Hubbard’s instructions) on using ‘book one’.

      It’s not that they can’t change anything – the edition of “Dianetics” that is used now has been radically edited. Many of Hubbard’s racist, homophobic and misogynist rants have been removed and ‘footnotes’ added to try to make it look like a ‘scholarly’ work.

      “Dianetics” is as crazy as it every was, but that crazy was written to appeal a post-war popular mindset which didn’t understand the amazing things that science had recently produced (like nuclear weapons) and was willing to accept fraudulent claims of miracles in the name of science.

      It belongs in a time capsule of texts specialising in manipulating people during the 1950s and has nothing at all to recommend it to those struggling with 21st century dilemmas.

      Hubbard failed to predict the slow rise of AI, computer networking, ubiquitous computing, genetic engineering, robotics… in fact, every single one innovations that have transformed the world since the 1950s. “Dianetics” has become so totally irrelevant that readers need historical footnotes to understand what Hubbard is going on about at all.

      A rational organisation would have handed over that delicate introduction to material written for them by very good advertising company – but they stick with “Dianetics” which, I am reliably informed, hardly any Scientologists have actually read.

      • ze moo

        No one can read Dianetics. It is word salad served with a side of excrement.

      • Mockingbird

        Rational and Scientology don’t belong in the same sentence. Low hanging fruit .

      • Harpoona Frittata

        $cilons don’t appear to have ever even read DMSH or they’d be aware of just how crazy and anachronistic the whole thing is! It truly is a 50’s time capsule and without the perspective of that era it just seems about as unhinged as you can get.

        Any sane person of normal intelligence who can actually make it all the way through to the end of the book is more likely to have had his suspicions confirmed that “these $cilons are just soooo cray cray!” and vow never ever to have anything to do with $cn. It’s really anti-promotional literature and, as such, is highly recommended for everyone who’s interested in finding out exactly why they should never get involved with this group.

      • BeezleBobby

        I read it, after picking it up at a used bookstore years ago. It’s a 1988 edition, I think (It’s in a box somewhere). At the time, I didn’t know a lot about the cult, I just knew it was pretty dodgy. But I didn’t expect the book to be the pile of turds that it is. Sometimes I just couldn’t believe what I was reading. The story about what happens to the guy when he’s under gas at the dentist. Or all the references to attempted abortions. “This Hubbard guy has some serious issues,” I said to myself. And it’s a “science?” What a joke. The guy had no clue what science actually is. It’s hard to fathom how DMSH could hook anybody in. And it sold millions??

        • I think, initially, it was presented to an audience which:

          a) Didn’t have any clear conception of what Science was
          b) Had just recovered from a terrible war that was ended by the scientific miracle of atomic weapons – a miracle whose details were still deadly secret
          c) Read the kind of pulp science science fiction story which didn’t know the difference between science and power fantasy
          d) Didn’t have much of an education, but aspired to improve themselves through the products of the new science

          These people were all set up for taking Hubbard’s wild claims seriously (if a single bomb, that can wipe out an entire city, can come out of nowhere, why can’t miracle cures be equally possible?)/ When Hubbard lapsed into utter incoherence, they assumed that he was just too deep for them. They genuinely didn’t understand the difference between Hubbard’s made-up nonsense and the real thing. This wasn’t stupidity. It was a deadly combination of ignorance and wishful thinking.

          That’s why I characterise “Dianetics” as such a time-bound text. It only has any appeal in that very particular historical situation which is now long gone.

    • madame duran

      Worried? Stressed? Depressed? Perfect reasons why you SHOULDN’T turn to Scientology as you’ll be burdened with all those things (and more) in the cult setting.

      • stillgrace2

        That’s why I grimace when I hear Demi Moore is checking out scientology because she feels “something is missing in her life”. Do you want your life’s savings to go missing, girl?
        Mary Kahn: “Buyer Beware!”

        • madame duran

          Demi Moore is a lost soul. Truly.
          Bruce Willis needs to storm into Celebrity Center with his “Yippee ki-yay, motherf***er” number and then rescue her.

          • stillgrace2

            Ho HO HO!

    • Qbird

      TO will be on A&E episode airing next Tuesday.

      • I saw that! I am excited to see Tony and John Sweeney in the same place!

    • “Worried? Stressed? Depressed? Read Dianetics because volcanoes.” Scientologists suck at messaging.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
    • Sherbet

      “Torts or Tortes? Avoiding Confrontation with Baked Goods”

      • Mark Foster

        Did she bake when she baked?
        Baked and blinking, she brings baked goods.
        Blinky Muffins: The Bomb-Diggity!
        Bathing in The Pool of Infinite Billable Hours.
        ¨What´s the fuss?¨,asks the Suave Succubus.

        Here, have a muffin, it´s baked with slave labor
        It´s a fluffy, tasty treat from your Sea Borg neighbor.
        No, he´s NOT a tiny tyrant, nor an abusive potentate
        He´s a truly big being whose payments are never late!

    • Mockingbird

      Best issue yet.

  • flyonthewall

    Is it weird for me to post this? *shrug* Neh, it’s fine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrygAv93Ick

    • Jimmy

      Hey man, what’s weird for you is weird.

      • flyonthewall

        life hack – bean bag stuffing is a cheap and lethal substitute for mini marshmallows and goes deadly with hot cocoa

        • TexasBroad

          Wonderful childhood memory…unzipping beanbag, crawling in, rolling around, then coming out completely covered in static-cling adhered mini white ball stuffing and trailing it all through the house! I did it all the time and my mother loved me anyway. Awww…if I had a beanbag chair, I would do it tonight!

          • Sherbet

            Did your mom vacuum you?

            • TexasBroad

              She vacuumed after me, but she sent ME to the bathtub with a strainer to sift the stuff before I drained – lol. I know I was a weird kid, but I did this all the time. 🙂
              A poem my mom always hung prominently in our house…
              If, when I die, God should say
              “Did you clean your house today?”
              I will say “I did not.
              I was playing with my kids and I forgot.”
              She raised seven messy, creative, very odd children. Our house was always somewhat trashed.

            • Sherbet

              What a unique mom!

          • flyonthewall

            the trailing through the house part literally made me cringe, lol. That’s what I’ve been dealing with today but not due to kids playing in it, just result of refilling

            • iampissed

              Keep it away from the escalator.

            • iampissed

              Hey Kids come on over and see what Dad is reading.

          • iampissed

            When I was about 15 or so I really wanted a beanbag chair. Saved up the money so off go my
            girlfriend and I to May company to buy said chair. Well we took it down the escalator and guess
            what, it jammed in between the sides trying to devour my GF. You should have seen the mess
            It made and the looks we got from the store manager. I’ve always had a thing for ladies with
            moxie so my GF while still trying to get out from under the dam thing says ” there’s a red one upstairs we like just as well and we will bring it down the elevator….True Story.

            • TexasBroad

              That’s hilarious! I can imagine the mess!

            • iampissed

              It was something…I was mortified, but my GF never missed a beat.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      I’M NOT ANGRY!!!

    • beauty for ashes

      love poe <3

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/73aca71ce02f7d6c298fbba640abec8e29450869cca38e2230ff2aeaca5ccc8c.png

    “Drug and alcohol abuse among Democrats in the Washington DC area, particularly DNC staffers, has skyrocketed since the election of Donald Trump,” said Narconon New Business Development Manager Stayta Kleer. “And this is why Narconon Delaware is opening the day before the Inauguration to treat Trump-induced substance abuse (Tisa). Often accompanied by screaming and terror-filled nights, Tisa is a particularly brutal in nature. Scientology experts believe, even with megadoses of niacin and sauna, that treatment of Tisa will take 4-8 years and will likely require the completion of OTIX and OTX to successfully cure. We’re talking at least $2.4 million for a full course of treatment.”

    “Recently acquired by Miscavige Properties International for $124.5 million dollars, your donations are urgently needed to pay off the mortgage on Narconon Delaware and to purchase fuel oil so that Demjunkies are not forced to sleep in the cold during the grueling winter months ahead.”

    • Waiting for a nice shoop with COB in front of the building for a grand Ideal Narconon opening.

      Or Ideal Org.

      Or Idle Org or Idle Narconon. Preferably.

    • Sherbet

      I see the sauna over there on the left.

    • Mockingbird

      Will Pam Bondi bring Scientology to the White House ? They can replace the ethics committee with Scientology ethics !

    • I mean yeah. Technically, Yingling’s properties were all paid for through church fundraising. Even if the people who handed over the cash didn’t know it.

  • stillgrace2

    David Miscavige thinks the movement against [him] is a conspiracy led by a handful of people.
    LMAO. In your dreams, kid.

    • i’m one of a handful in my zip code … does that count?

      eti: SucculentDuck doesn’t think “the movement” is a “conspiracy” or limited to just [him]

      • Free Minds, Free Hearts

        I’m one of a handful in my house…

    • Observer

      I guess it depends on the size of the hands.

    • kemist

      I bet he is still looking for the leader of anonymous.

    • Mockingbird

      That handful is thousands, maybe tens of thousands minimum.

    • April

      Must be a hand bigger than the size of Jesus’s on the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

  • sizzle8
  • Princess Squishy

    Today is National Bird Day according to my calendar, so I had to pop in with a few photos taken Christmas day. I’ve been reading most of the posts just no time to chat lately. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d038be7a6cc34d669b2441338287aa4b8e43be5aca8dbdc66d35f96496f6dd66.jpg This cardinal https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/43172db7555119e9fff135d13b1055dc2e0cf22b22b639d5c9b80501efc43a45.jpg And this one that looks like he is singing a Christmas carol
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/da6f4e584eaa3aa0f2d39ad9bae0558671dff4d7aaabc48c6c899045f8e6de1e.jpg This one is having a bad hair day

    Hi-Bye!

    • beauty for ashes

      You bird lovers always trying to promote your agenda. The last one IS really cute tho.

      • Princess Squishy

        Yes, creeping in with our agenda any way we can. Thanks

    • ExCult.Jan

      Wow! Gorgeous detail.

      • Princess Squishy

        Thanks

  • Nat-leficent

    Ex JWs see parallels between Watchtower and Scientology in Leah’s show
    https://youtu.be/GsobVgvW9ds

    • I’ve actually hung out with a bunch of ex cult members, JWs included. The similarities are striking indeed. However, all of them seem to agree on one thing: Scientology is the worst.

      • Nat-leficent

        I love that all the exposure is resonating with members of other cults. I hope it helps lots of people wake up across the cult spectrum.

    • Ella Raitch

      Well, they’re adorable. It would be a great outcome for Leah’s show if ‘apostates’ from other coercive groups got more vocal and organised.

  • RK

    Greta Van Susteren is reportedly joining MSNBC for a nightly show. She left FOX earlier, saying that she was disturbed by the culture at FOX. Maybe she should consider the abusive and toxic culture of her Church and make a similar move.

    • Liberated

      Her too…I knew Megyn Kelly was moving MSNBC, I’m surprised Greta is.

      • ze moo

        Kelly is going to NBC, not MSNBC.

        • edge

          Same deal, basically. One is on cable. I hope Rachel Maddow smacks both of them.

          • Intergalactic Walrus

            Rachel had Greta on her show tonight and gushed all over her. It was nauseating.

    • Sherbet

      She should join “The 700 Club” instead so she can proselytize about her “church.”

  • J. Swift

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d38d11dacb8b3d8debb20a50825c755c32ca41c6174b81beaee3ebc5f59d36ef.jpg

    Scientology Real Estate Agent: … And up here we have this very very tiny attic bedroom.

    Prospective Buyer: It is tiny. I can’t even stand up in here.

    Scientology Real Estate Agent: This room is perfect if you have a tiny guest hiding out here, err, staying here, who is 5′ 1″ or shorter.

    Prospective Buyer: What kind of tiny guest would I need to hide here?

    Scientology Real Estate Agent: It would be perfect for a tiny global ecclesiastical leader on the run. It’s much more cozy than, say, a Bluebird motorhome….

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      You could have about 10 sea org slaves in there as well.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        They fit nicely under the eves in grovel mode.

  • Observer

    I braved the snow, my way-overstaying cold, and a lecture about taking care of myself when I’m sick by Mr Observer (who is home today) to go out and get a few pics.

    The vertical lines are falling snowflakes.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c1c5b0bf84715d9104033cd8cb78a386465f412fa53ffac88690344e42e1adc.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1972f1a607c503212cc1f05f58156f76118cf659e2f3b769442e64952602e02.jpg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95fd8496195ce5c6f0c35ae661ec9bbfe4f3d2b3d7fdde73ad663e2fea992f83.jpg

    • Sherbet

      The middle “lichen on the tree” is fantastic. You have so much talent. The heck with taking care of your cold; you’re out making art.

      • Kestrel

        I think there’s a fungus among us. Or at least on that tree.

    • Jimmy

      Your eye for beauty does not blink.

      • Sherbet

        Even when you give a compliment, it’s sort of snarky. It’s a snarkliment.

        • Jimmy

          Snarkliment. I like that. I’m sort of impressed that you thought of that all by yourself.

          • ExCult.Jan

            Upvoted only because I actually did laugh out loud in public. No dis to Sherb intended.

            Edited to fix the typo from the slow public wifi.

      • Observer

        It is, however, watering like mad.

    • flyonthewall

      twig n berries

      tee-hee! sorry

      • Sherbet

        No, you’re not sorry at all.

        • flyonthewall

          i know I should be. Does that count?

          • Observer

            No.

            • flyonthewall

              it might!

            • Observer

              No.

            • flyonthewall

              meanie

              PS – get 100% well soon! Now don’t you feel bad for being a meanie? AND DON’T SAY NO!

            • Observer

              Nyet.

            • flyonthewall

              ok then *nods*

      • Observer

        Ooo, what a fibber!

      • Rasha
        • flyonthewall

          still need to see that movie

          • Rasha

            Yes. Yes, you do. *gives the “…….and…?” eyebrow lift*

    • Dibythesea

      Beautiful Obs! We need this calming influence right now. Observer is our Zen!

    • madame duran

      Look at how tiny David Miscavige’s testicles are!!

      • Observer

        Ugh…I prefer to think of him as neuter

        • madame duran

          Sorry…you’re right. I made a transcription error. 😉

          • Observer

            lol

      • Don’t you dare insult those berries like that.

    • downtherabbithole

      And a brave solider your are. Too brutally cold here in the north country for anything other than coffee with Baileys Irish Creme & the warm fuzzy robe.

    • Beautiful. If it helps, being out in the cold doesn’t make you any more or less sick. You get sick by coming into contact with people and surfaces that contain contagions. People tend to get sick more in the cold, not because it is cold, but ironically because we all huddle inside to stay warm. Putting us in contact with more people in closer quarters and diseases spread much easier.

      So whether you are sick or well, enjoy the outdoors.

    • Juicer77

      Gorgeous. Fresh air is good for you. I got out today for the first time in a couple days as this beast of a head cold subsides. Feel better soon!!

    • beauty for ashes

      Eta made same stupid joke as fly. SMDH! Love the mushrooms. 🙂

    • thetastic

      So beautiful and still.

  • Glen

    Greta Van Susteren was mentioned by Tony as a neighbor of Yingling. And the big media news on her today was that she was getting a show on MSNBC. This has sent me down a Van Susteren rabbit hole and I’ve got some unanswered questions, if anyone can help.

    First, as someone on the left on the political spectrum, an ex-Fox newsperson like Greta coming to the more progressive MSNBC leaves a bad taste. I know that MSNBC has been struggling rating wise and has revamped its format to try to be more “newsy” and less “opinionly” during the day but Greta Van Susteren, really? I don’t mean to always have such a gut reaction these days against $cions in the media (well maybe I do) but I know I’ve had to let go, for instance, of my love of Chick Corea’s music because I was having such a hard time reconciling his exalted place in $ci. Good people trying to do good things, right, but not questioning or examining any of the well documented abuses and hateful policies.

    So where does Greta Van Susteren fit in? She and her husband wield a lot of influence. I don’t think they speak publicly about their affiliation but I’m not sure.

    Apparently she has a sister who is a forensic psychiatrist. How is that working out?

    She and her husband have some big philanthropic projects, including Samaritan’s Purse and an orphanage and school opened in Haiti in 2012 called “The Greta Home and Academy.” The following quote is from their web site, “The Greta Home and Academy is dedicated to providing a Christian environment for orphans and vulnerable children in the Léogâne community in Haiti. It was constructed to train young men and women to become Christian leaders by giving them a quality education, marketable skills, and spiritual encouragement through discipleship courses and worship services.”

    A Christian environment? Christian leaders?

    • salin

      I only have perspective on Greta moving from CNN to Fox – and now much later on to MSNBC. Greta had been a legal news analyst at CNN for a number of years. Seemed left leaning. Fox was trying to come off as more ‘serious’ and hired her away. She had a faceleft and some other work (speculation was that Fox News had a rep. for only having ‘really pretty blondes’ on the show – and she had to be remade to fit that model.) It was really odd at the time. Over the years she first came off like Alan Holmes – resident left of center playing nice with a room of rightwingers – who over time seemed to display some version of Stockholm Syndrome. At some point she seemed to become comfortable in the Fox shoes at FoxNews – even becoming pals (allegedly) with Sarah Palin in the post election (2008) era.

      When Gretchun Carlson accused Roger Aisles of sexual harrassment, and other stories quickly emerged, Greta dug in – voicing support for Roger and vowing that she had never witnessed such behavior. However a month or so after Kelly Megyn Kelly spoke out, and Carlson’s case was settled (?) Greta spoke out saying she felt betrayed, that she spoke sincerely (in support of Aisles) but was now horrified at having done so given the reality as she had learned it.

      Maybe that experience shattered what seemed (observationally) a form of Stockhol Syndrome. I remember her analyses on CNN and she used to be pretty good. So I will keep an eye out to see what she does on MSNBC before I cast stones.

      As for Scientology – I thought it was her husband who was a member and her involvement was subject of speculation. Look forward to others more knowledgeable on that side of the questions weighing in.

      • Glen

        Thanks, Salin. Interesting.

        Is is really possible for her husband to be a $ci and her not. In general, does anyone have knowledge of mixed $ci/non-$ci couples?

        Her husband has been an advisor to Sarah Palin. Greta attended the White House Correspondents’s dinner with Todd Palin, Sarah’s husband, some years back.

        • PerpetualOutflow

          As noted above, both she and her husband are long time, high level $cientologists.

      • Observer

        She is a true-blue Scientologist. She also has a sister who is an ebil psych, but has somehow not been forced to disconnect.

        • salin

          Celebrity rule… public Scieno rules don’t apply evenly to Celebs.

          Thanks for the clarification – I wasn’t clear if it was she who was in or if it was she and her husband.

      • Observer
        • salin

          Thanks, Obs. I remembered parts of that story (not with clarity), not the part near the end where she had completed some of the OTs by 1992. Very interesting.

        • Glen

          Interesting. Thanks for the link.

      • Liberated

        I for one am very disappointed MSNBC has hired her and very surprised.
        Greta got her start during the o.j. Simpson trial, had some “work done” had a spot on CNN and she took off from there.
        I agree with the Stockholm syndrome analysis, she certainly adapted to the “fair and balanced ”
        views of the patriarchal right on fox and imho seemed very pleased with her job.
        Every time she signed on for a few more years on contract she became one of the gang.

        Just like everything else in the cult once you make money and more money Greta and the others are “happy as clams.”

  • Faux Gibbler

    Greta landed a job on MSNBC why don’t we all know let MSNBC know how we feel about the celeb Scientologists who turn blinde eyes.

    • Jimmy

      My friend’s dog’s stylist worked for someone who knows MSNBC’s cousin. I could text them. But I don’t want to.

      • Jeb Burton

        Greta has never flounted her Sceintology, as far as I know, but us ASC should question her whenever we get the chance. I think a barrage of emails to MSNBC would be interesting. Does she think Leah and her guests are lying about everything? No one seems to question people like her and I am sure the pressure is unbearable for Scientolgists like her and her husband.

      • flyonthewall

        your friend’s dog is a stylist?

        • Jimmy

          No. I said my friend’s dog’s stylist. How would a dog be a stylist? That’s fucking ridiculous. They don’t know anything about style. That’s why they have stylists.

          • Well… a dog’s idea of style might be distinctively different from ours -. they might admire perfect form in the polite practice of sniffing each other’s arses, for example – something our limited human perspective could never appreciate.

          • flyonthewall

            idk maybe it’s a gay dog? It’s not that far fetched.

  • Forest Bird

    I don’t know too much about Delaware, but 2.5 million for that house, by the beach no less, is dirt cheap. That would be 5 million in nearby states.

    • April

      Probably because it’s butt-ugly on the outside. And yes, I know that the most important aspect of property value is location, location, location.

    • VisitorFromAfar

      It’s because it’s not on the ocean. All delaware beach north of rehoboth beach is bay beach, not ocean beach. Also, access to rehoboth beach is not convenient.

  • I finally sat down and watched Aaron’s episode yesterday. I have to say that it really touched my heart because I am to my brother Alex as Collin was to Aaron. I haven’t seen or spoken to my brother in over 5 years. He joined the Sea Org at 17. I tried to talk him out of it, but he wouldn’t listen. I worry everyday that something like death could make our disconnection permanent. It might soothe you to know, Aaron (if you’re reading this) that I am not angry at my brother, and I am positive that your brother missed you but did not have any hard feelings. I was a true believer once, as was he. I don’t mean to speak for him, but I think I can safely say that if I understand, he understood.

    Death is such a final thing. Unlike most things in life, it is completely irreversible and inescapable. My aunt passed away in 2010. Those of you who know me, know that what happened with her was one of my biggest regrets. My father had bullied her into divorcing her husband, because her husband was not a Scientologist. Then she moved in with us, and my dad found out she was going on dating sites. He did this by snooping through her computer and her room. He ruthlessly embarrassed her in front of the whole family. I wanted to cry. It was so difficult because I loved her, but I had to toe the line or I would have been kicked out as well. She moved out of the house. I didn’t get any contact information from her before she left. This all happened in 2009.

    Fast forward a year or so and I was planning on reaching out to her to ask her if I could move in with her, since I was now questioning my own faith and I wanted to be open about my sexuality. My dad called me at work. I could tell by his voice that something was wrong. A hospital had just called him after identifying my aunt’s body. She was DOA at the hospital. To this day no one knows what happened to her. I broke down at the hospital after seeing her body there on the gurney with all the tubes and medical equipment attached to it. It was the first time that I had truly experienced the loss of someone really close to me. For months, I couldn’t stop crying every time I thought of her. I felt so much guilt and pain.

    During those few months my dad was trying to find out how he could get his hands on her estate. He wouldn’t claim her body from the morgue. He made her husband pay for a cremation and have the ashes sent to him. When he found out that she never signed the divorce papers, and that her husband was still entitled to everything he lost interest in helping to manage any of her affairs. Which was unfortunate since we were the only ones close enough to do anything to help.

    I found out that she had left me some life insurance. It was quite a bit of money. Unfortunately, I was let go from my job in January of 2011. A couple of months after she had passed. I used that life insurance money and unemployment to support myself while I looked for work. I also did some traveling while I was unemployed. I considered moving out of state to live with my family in Texas, but my parents had convinced me that everyone there forgot about me and wouldn’t want me back anyway because i hadn’t heard from me in so long. Now I know that they knew if I went back there I would find out the truth about Scientology and so they tried and succeeded in keeping me in California under their thumbs.

    It was after those few months in 2011, as I started to come to terms with what happened that I finally downloaded Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman on the kindle app for my phone. I laid in my room at night, reading and absorbing everything in that book. So began my journey out of Scientology.
    —————————————————
    There are no words to describe Yingling. There isn’t a word in any language that can describe the callousness it takes to represent an organization like Scientology. I normally advocate for people who are simply being paid to do a job, but I know for a fact that Scientology was fired by a PR firm because they refused to reform their behavior as an organization. Yingling is worse than a devil’s advocate. She is slime. The scum of the earth.

    Just remember that all of that money she used to buy these properties and live her lavish lifestyle was donated TAX FREE to Scientology. Scientology uses slaves to keep its overhead down so that it can amass the millions of dollars that it pays to attorneys and PIs, like Yingling; and Tweedledee and Tweedledum with the silencer.
    ————————————————–
    I hope that Leah and Yingling both appear on 20/20 and that Leah rips Yingling apart on national television. It can’t be that hard to do. I could roast the fuck out of her, easy.

    • iampissed

      To those who are reading the above sad tale…it’s time to leave and call your family.
      Thank You Derek!

    • Observer

      I’d put my money on Leah. She’s fighting for human beings. All Yingling wants is that fat paycheck.

      • Science Doc

        She crossed a threshold by appearing on TV to represent the church. Most attorneys would demure when asked to do that.

        • Observer

          Or at least get Botox in their eyelids to stop the frenzied blinking.

          • chukicita

            Can you imagine her doing that Scientology drill with all the staring?

            • Observer

              Flunk!Flunk!Flunk!Flunk!Flunk!Flunk!

        • Nat-leficent

          Bonus check $$$$

    • Dibythesea

      Derek I love you! I’m so sorry for the way you were treated. No one deserves that:(

    • When I first came here, I was engaged in an academic exercise. I thought that exchanges with exes would provide an illuminating additional perspective on an intellectual exercise.

      I got more than I bargained for. All of those books by academics and didn’t prepare me for stories like yours, and the emotional impact of the kind of abusive behaviour that Scientology normalises.

      Both my heart and head are now engaged, and your excellent writing has contributed a lot to that epiphany. It makes a difference.

    • Mark Foster

      That last line. Yes. Please.

    • MarcabExpat

      I wish every single youth in the Sea Org could read this without getting caught.

      Derek, our hearts are with you, and please keep talking.

    • Bo

      You have a huge community here who love and support you. I always like to read your comments. Hope HowdyCon is on your agenda this June.

  • chukicita

    Is it just me, or does this view of the https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a97b37c9ce24078b44c9648131b242d75f466e1ef5bbac37e6c30ca8fe21351.jpg house kind of look like a face. The circular windows look like two eyes…opened…wide…

    Nah.

  • downtherabbithole

    OT – Dealing with those in government positions can be a daunting process.

    I have written many times to my Minnesota state representative Erik Paulsen (who seems to be smitten by whats her name -can’t remember her name now but she appears to champion “human rights’) with no response at all.

    I wrote to my state senator, Amy Klobuchar, and at least got a response that included a IRS link and phone number. Thank you senator Klobuchar for at least reading my message and inviting me to continue our dialog.

  • Science Doc

    Totally off topic. Someone gave me a copy of Anthony Bourdain’s Appetites Cookbook, and I announced that I would first cook whatever the pages opened to. Potato Salad with bacon, cornichones, and homemade mayo. It took me two tries on the mayo, because I didn’t appreciate how easily the emulsion would separate if the oil was added too quickly. First try yielded a big bowl of liquid mayo that went down the drain. Second try, I added the first half of the olive oil a tablespoon at a time and whisked every shot until I had a stable emulsion. By the time I was finished adding oil it was so firm I had to cut the viscosity with vinegar and lemon juice. The finished salad also had onion and celery. And a pound of bacon for three pounds of potatoes. Yea, it was worth three hours and trashing the kitchen.

    • Missionary Kid

      Bon apetit!

      • Science Doc

        Wish I could send you a bowl of my chili.

    • flyonthewall

      pix!

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      I’ve given up on all those cookbooks. My boys are very basic. They’re not going to have any interest in things like Cranberry & Plum Glazed Pork Chops. 🙂

      • MarcabExpat

        Um, you haven’t asked if I would be interested in Cranberry & Plum Glazed Pork Chops.

        (I would.)

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          ; )

    • RK

      Growing up, I had a friend whose mother was a great believer in slow food, though it wasn’t called that. She had a huge garden and orchard in our suburban neighborhood, so it was all organic before organic was a thing. She canned everything – peaches, tomatoes, marinara sauce, home-made pickles…She baked bread, ground almonds into flour, and….made homemade mayo. It was fun to watch. When we got older, her daughter (my friend) would man the whisk while she poured a tiny stream of oil into the mixture. Never store bought, processed food eating at that house. However, if you said you were hungry and asked for money for the ice cream truck, she would send you out to the garden with a jar to collect fresh veges to eat. Now that there is a return to slow organic food, I feel I’m well prepared. Good job on not giving up.

      • Science Doc

        I know a little science and I was flabbergasted that I couldn’t reverse the separation of the emulsion by adding more egg yolk or cooling the disaster down.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        My grandparents canned every year. They’d line us up in the kitchen like a little sweat shop and have each of us doing a certain job. 😀 My grandfather had a green thumb and grew all sorts of things.

        • MarcabExpat

          Oh, I remember doing that and also cutting corn fresh out of the garden straight into quart containers for the freezer. We had to hurry “before the sugars changed.”

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      So…you made enough for all of us?

  • Missionary Kid

    An announcement: Yesterday was my 72nd birthday, and it was the worst I’ve ever had. I have the flu, and luckily, I’m visiting my RN sister and her MD husband. The bad news is that I’m down to chills and tremors. The good news is that I’m much better than I was yesterday. I probably won’t be replying to any comments. The year can only get better.

    I got my sister and her husband to watch Leah with me Tuesday night.

    • Juicer77

      Feel better soon, MK. Xoxo

    • Science Doc

      Sounds like influenza flu. The real flu. In 1980 I got a strain so viscous that I could only crawl to the bathroom for the first couple of days, and I was out for over a week. And that was when I was an impervious youngster. That experience scared me so much that I’ve mostly gotten the vaccine whenever I could. Recently I’ve gotten the vaccines for shingles and pneumonia, too. Take that antivaxxers!

      Get better. Give me call next week sometime.

      • jazzlover

        One of my friends out in CA and his wife and kids came down with this. He claims it’s leagues worse than any kind of traditional influenza. He’s also a doctor who works with the CDC, so he’d know:

        https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/

        • Science Doc

          Glad I missed it.

          • jazzlover

            When I mistook what he said as “I have the flu”, he laughed and said “I wish” 🙂

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Sending you love and a belated Happy Birthday MK. Hope you’re feeling better soon. ❤️😘❤️

    • Dibythesea

      Oh Missionary please stay well. I really want to see you at HowdyCon! It won’t be the same without you. Kisses hugs and love to you and yours;)

    • beauty for ashes

      Feel better, and as my shrink reminded me today, “this too shall pass” 🙂 happy belated Bday Mish!

    • Feel better MK and happy birthday! Thanks for the cups…I have enough for company now 🙂

    • Susan black

      Happy Birthday Kid. Sorry its down to “hills and tremors” for you but i”m sure it’ll get better soon. uh, what is “hills and tremors”?

      • Science Doc

        Chills

    • Glen

      Happy birthday, happy recovery, happy 2017 (up from here).

    • daisy

      Oh happy Birthday Mish. I am so sorry you are feeling so awful. Make that nurse and M.D, serve you hand and foot . Love and ((hugs ))) Let me know when you are off fluids so we can send you caek.

    • Hugs.

    • downtherabbithole

      72 years strong – happy dance. Wishing you all the best. I so enjoy your posts here.

      Edited to add – you probably wouldn’t want to see me dance. It really is a sorry sight to see!

    • J. Swift

      MK, three things. First there’s no way you’re 72. You’re 45 so act like it. Second, take care of yourself; you still have many years to serve on your Bunker Org contract. Third, I’ve taken the liberty of sending a local Baptist minister to your home so he can pray for you. But a word of caution: If he asks you to invest in a business venture in Dubai just say no.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ed0079308feaf7556fdac6b3172076305be59c0df39a022921750a8e57939bd.png

    • Look after yourself, mate.

    • flyonthewall
      • Science Doc

        Patrick did not get well, but he did get to make it with Demi Moore after he died.

        • flyonthewall

          oh right, damn that gif is kinda morbid isn’t it? I didn’t even consider that he died, it was just a silly celeb to me

          • ExCult.Jan

            Whew. Need to sign you up for Celebs 101 this semester.

    • Juicer77

      And happy belated birthday!

    • Rasha

      VERY BIRFDAY, KID!!! Yer still a puppeh! (and therefore only 10 years old)

      It will only get better, but you can speed it up by swallowing a live frog now, or so I’m told. HUGZ!!!

    • Mark Foster

      Have a warm shot of Macallans and some Bunker Roux and you´ll be…new 🙂 Happy Birthday 🙂

    • MarcabExpat

      *snuggles* go eat chicken soup in bed already! Don’t worry, we’ll hold your spot. Actually the cats are already holding your spot, so you should prolly inspect it before you sit back down.

    • Kestrel

      Happy Belated Birthday, Kid!

    • thetastic

      I know you’re not feeling it just yet, but happy birthday!

    • pluvo

      Happy Birthday MK!
      Stay nicely tucked in and drink plenty of tea. Get well soon!

    • sizzle8
      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        Another piece of crap shyster.

    • Ella Raitch

      Missing you MishKid

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Well, that’s not how you’re supposed to celebrate, MK! Feel better soon so you can get back here. ; )

    • Sibs

      Feel better, MK! At least you’re with your family. Hope you’re having a good time with them!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      I am sorry you are under the weather, MK. I imaging to PM you separately… Edit to say Happy Birthday!!!!

    • Bundle up warm – plenty of food, fluids, and rest….wait your are 72 – you know all this by now.
      Happy Birthday Kiddo – get better soon!

    • $cnMonkeyNut$

      Sorry about the ’flu–get well soon… great work with the ASC dissem!Oh… and… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17f4325ad717944ddb64b95a739cf8b409869280a941026dd4a35e04455d7bb5.gif … Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • flyonthewall

    I got a Tom Cruise Lego minifigure AND he’ll come to life in a video game where I’ll be able to control him! This pic isn’t of mine obviously but is the same minifig. From Mission Impossible. Was thinking of doing a new scientology lego set using him. Maybe killing Xenu in his Mtn Fortress or something

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b62715da2e7f94589976a42d72b23644148634fc186d8591700f1e4254692d8.jpg

    • Science Doc

      And he could die in the final scene from Xenu’s radioactive stink breath or something.

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Maybe a Lego set of him standing in the middle of three car accidents, doing nothing. 😀

      • Science Doc

        Why not? He’s already at the center of a train wreck.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          So true.

    • Juicer77

      Reunion with his little girl? Too soon?

      • flyonthewall

        spying on Nicole!

    • Rasha

      …Harry Potter in a corset?

      • beauty for ashes

        great weird minds think alike.

      • flyonthewall

        nice

        • Rasha

          …just sayin’…

          eta: …you laughed.

          • flyonthewall

            i did

      • Juicer77

        Snortle

    • Observer

      The minifig artfully captures his new childbearing hips.

  • daisy

    Blinky could be a potential sci. Her decorating taste is the same. Loud and gaudy.

    • That place does have something of the same (lack of) taste exhibited by Ideal Orgs.

      • beauty for ashes

        like her favorite colors are in McDonald’s.

      • Liberated

        Yeah, but I bet hers has toilet paper.

    • Juicer77

      Looks like a staged real estate shoot.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        I imagine her style is more Slavery-meets-ForcedAbortion-meets-MentalAbuse-chic.

  • James Jackson

    As someone who is still a Scientologist, I find it noteworthy that Ms.Yingling has amassed such great wealth while involved in a major conflict of interest. Ms Yingling has recently acknowledged that she is a Special Director of CST (Church of Spiritual Technology) which was formed as a check and balance to RTC, which she also represents. Such conflicts are generally non waivable violations of the Codes of Professional Conduct of any state bar in the US.
    In addition, I find it likely that she has breached her fiduciary duties both as a director and an attorney by failing to inform other non lawyer board members and trustees, including those of RTC, that they have the power to remove Miscavige with a simple majority vote in a board meeting. For example, Terri Gamboa, a former trustee of RTC, writes that she was unaware she had this power until many years after she left the Sea Org. Terri was simply handed board resolutions to sign by OSA as ‘mere formalities” without any understanding of their import or her own voting powers.
    The Church has filed and threatened bar complaints on me for non-existent violations. In typical hypocritical fashion, their chief consigliere is engaging in major ones.
    James J Jackson
    attorney at law
    Los Angeles, California

    • flyonthewall
        • Kim O’Brien

          nice to see comments from Howdy and Sugarplum

          • Rasha

            …I saw those, and though I never really knew them, it made me melancholic. I smiled to see them.

        • stillgrace2

          I went back and read the whole comment section. Blast from the past. And a Flunk/Ziontologist Slap Down. It doesn’t get any better. Many thanks, Dodo.

          • I know. Hugs.

          • Qbird

            It was good to re-read all this, Grace.

      • Jimmy

        I don’t know if it was your intention, but the way you said that reminded me of a scene from a comedic movie.

        • Rasha

          Reminded me of “Leeeeeroyyy Jenkins!!!“, of gaming fame….

          • Jimmy

            Classic. I was actually really into WoW when that happened. I was also around that level of progression in the game, and farming that very dungeon it was filmed in. So, you know, it’s very significant to me on a personal level. Like my own little Leeroy baby.

            • Rasha

              Schweet!

          • iampissed

            Least I gots chicken…one of my favorites.

        • flyonthewall

          nope, totally unintentional

      • OOkpik

        I somehow doubt that there is anyone left behind the Wall with the nuggets to challenge His Assholiness.

        Welcome, James. I wish you all the luck and support you need to remove COB from power if that is your goal.

    • Juicer77

      If you are willing to lend your experience as an attorney and someone who has been a Scientologist, there must be people wanting to talk to you right now. I’m sorry you have been harassed by the Co$.

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      1) Ms Ying-a-ling sure makes a tempting target for any US lawyers in here who might know how to get her disbarred (*hint, hint*).
      2) Miscavige holds signed, undated resignation letters from everyone who works for him in positions of “responsibility”. So if they voted him out, he’d just fill in last week’s date on everybody’s letters and find replacement rubber-stampers.

    • pluvo

      Welcome again!

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Some very concise and important points to consider there, thanks!

      ” Such conflicts are generally non waivable violations of the Codes of Professional Conduct of any state bar in the US.”

      That’s what I thought too. Ms. Yingalingading may have been able to get away with such blatant shenanigans just because no one on the inside is in a position to object in the first place, and there’s been no effective oversight from above on the outside either. It’s possible that she’s cashing in now after a really fine run with the cherch before anyone decides to check into the kind of issues that you bring up.

      With a primary client like the Co$, there’s almost no way NOT to become a criminal yourself if you stick around for awhile. And Moyingaling sure looks and sounds like someone who lives by the sociopath’s creed: You can do whatever you want until someone stops you.

      Could it be that Modingagling has seen the handwriting on the wall and is smart enough to get out while the getting is good? I know I’d sure be thinking hard about doing my own little disconnection number from the cult if I were her. She’s probably stashed away millions from her years of representing the cult, so what better time to take the money and run?

  • James Jackson

    Correction to last post – Terri was a trustee of CST.

  • Completely off topic. My next laptop, if I win a lottery.
    Obsy, you know you want this too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dabzCP1ceNg

    • Juicer77

      Sick, man. 😉

      • So fucking metal, ugly beast and such a beauty.. I am in love

        • iampissed

          I had a Dell 17in laptop once. There needs to be laws made about this.
          Oh and take it on a plane and you will hear……Oh Hell NO.

          • This one is 21″. It really is a portable desktop.

            • iampissed

              You keep telling yourself that.

    • MarcabExpat

      Whooooooooooooooooaa.

      • Yeah. Eta: It was featured in USA Today today. Will be released next month.

    • Rasha

      I’ll wait for the Compaq. ^_^

    • iampissed

      Think Big
      http://www.razerzone.com/project-valerie
      ETA: I think it can cook your dinner to.

      • Now I want them both. Thanks? 🙂

        • iampissed

          I’m only here to annoy….your welcome.

    • iampissed
    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      *Drool*

    • Observer

      I like consoles *runs away crying*

      • It’s okay. You could still use it for emails, FB, news reading, Netflix.
        Oh, almost forgot – Observer’s amazing shoops and photography too.

    • only a teen would fall for this one – sorry 🙂

      • I know and I don’t care. Can’t afford it anyway.

    • kemist

      It must suck its battery dry within 20 minutes.

    • April

      Holy shit! That’s one beast of a laptop!

      • It really is. Way overpriced though. Next year they will probably upgrade the resolution to 5K and drop it to 6 grand. Worth to wait.

  • Rasha

    Blinky: “Make yourself comfortable.”
    Guest: (fidgeting nervously) “I….I… I CAN’T!!!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/62329583f90e36942045799253d38556e559f59e701ab9c0e447bedb65676404.jpg

    • It’s just a painting.

      • Rasha

        …it is a bit awkward, you have to admit….

        • chukicita

          All those windows would be a drone dream.

          • Rasha

            The overall feeling is one of anti-comfort, but that paining above the fireplace, on the left…. Like a Picasso painting of a Ballchinian….

        • flyonthewall
        • I have some similarly awkward bronze pieces in my place, but they are less subtle.

          • Rasha

            There is art, and there is what Blinky has. Then again, she’s probably never been to this place. Maybe to reset what appears to be a mouse trap on the right, there, but other than that….

            • I hear you. Art perception is so subjective though, plus she probably paid a small fortune for them paintings at some elite auction.

            • Rasha

              True.

              …..I still think it’s awful. ^_^

            • Observer

              They may not actually be hers, if the house has been staged by the realtor. It’s possible that nothing in these pics is hers.

            • Sherbet

              The leather couches and seating around the fireplace look shooped in, but you’d know better than I do.

              I think Yingling should donate the house to one of scientology’s social betterment programs, you know, one of those church ministries that house, feed, and educate the homeless. Big tax deduction, Monique! Think about it!

            • salin

              Great idea… Til trying to find an actual program that addresses one of those problems. But what the hell despite the lack of ‘social betterment’ of the program – still get a tax deduction!

            • Sherbet

              If anyone can figure out how to do that, the team of cos + Monique Yingling can.

            • salin

              true, that. And… with fresh baked muffins!

            • chukicita

              Or it could be a safe house to send PTS Type IIIs to receive a standard Introspection Rundown. Only there are too many windows.

      • salin

        Strip out the paintings, the pillows and all of the furnishings. Still visually very, very busy/distracting.

        • Sherbet

          Heck, it’s not my taste, but I’d take it anyway. I live in a crackerbox, and it would be nice to stretch out.

            • salin

              Gak!

            • Sherbet

              Both buildings probably look cold and vacant inside, too.

              Edit: Is that proposed or a real building?

            • daisy

              As does she.You know houses look like their owner , right ?

            • Sherbet

              The eyes are the windows to the soul, or soulless.

            • Proposed.

            • Sherbet

              I thought I recalled another excuse for a fundraiser.

            • Yep. That was the original rendering. They later changed it to this one (probably after reading all the snark in The Bunker)

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c636350bdcb5dd0fc66e85859cfc4190b9808eb52637eb8e99a00125ce41fdf1.jpg

            • Rasha

              …they’re building a DMV?

            • Switched to Roach Motel styling.

            • chukicita

              Right. Because there aren’t enough venues in the region. Or any that can make a Scn event look full.

          • salin

            But just don’t look forward, or look up, while stretching out: Virtigo.

            Sherb, if you had the 2.5 mil to spend on the house, I know you would find far better options that would let you stretch out, and have money left over to live on.

            • Sherbet

              I’d tear it down and start over. 😀

            • Rasha

              I was thinking that. With a proper fireplace, and without that silly bench that squeezes under the stairs. All those extra beams need to go – they just use up the space. I could go on…..

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              I know….it’s kind of hard to keep yourself from re-decorating and redoing some of the interior architectural features. The exterior architecture is pretty…the interior is just odd….sort of looks like a prison block with tiers to me.

    • Nat-leficent
      • Sibs

        Aaaaaaaaaaah! Who is turning on and off the lights?!?!

        • Nat-leficent

          That’s just Monique’s perspective XD
          Hi Sibs! Longtime no see

      • Rasha

        LOL!!!!!

      • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

        Shrieking with laughter here….THAT is hilarious !!! Maybe that’s why her decorating is so bad…she can’t see it long enough to do it with some taste.

      • What’sup

        Brilliant.

  • ithilien

    Lingo real estate is all over the dewey/rehobeth area. interior looks garish and inhumane. like you might hurt yourself in there on all those points

  • Seen on the Internet – “Leah Remini is amazing and scientology needs to die!”

  • Orgs are empty!…try and drill down in this tweet and see Gemma loosing her Religion

    https://twitter.com/MShreck/status/815937576565690368

    • Sherbet

      Poor Shreck should believe the church’s PR (and Gemma) instead of his own lying eyes and video documentation.

  • Qbird

    When Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics, regrouped to make it Scientology in 1954, was it immediately recognized for tax exemption at that time by the IRS?
    And then remained so until 1967 when that exemption was taken away by the IRS which determined that it was in deed a commercial operation.
    In other words: When did Scn. get classified as a religion the 1st time?

    • Kestrel

      1957.

      • Qbird

        letter to Helen O’Brien was dated April 10, 1953.

        • Kestrel

          I think the first church was chartered in 1956.

          • Qbird

            I keep finding ref. to 1954, Kestrel, hunter bird.
            with citation needed … natch.
            working a timeline out in my head.
            re-reading Atack’s chapter on it.
            ppl are asking me questions & I’d like to be right on the facts.

            • Mark Foster

              December 1953

  • George M. White

    This attorney obviously never took a course in the art of interior decorating.
    Like an awful black sofa with multi-colored pillows.
    Perhaps she took the Hubbard Art course.

    • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

      I agree…I know design is always subjective, but IMO that living area is badly decorated and certainly not inviting in any way. The architecture is nice, but the inside seems cold to me.

      • jazzlover

        Need Jackson Pollock to come in and throw muffins at the walls. Or maybe a coupla Chihuly-an scientology crosses.

        • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

          Laugh. The part that I really don’t get is why you would spend so much to look at a canal. I don’t consider canals to be a “water view” like a lake, a waterfall, or the ocean. Canals to me are just places you have to worry about kids drowning in. Guess I’ve been a nurse too long. I couldn’t sit there and relax….I would be looking around for children near the area. It would drive me crazy.

          • jazzlover

            It’s quite possible she was just using it as an income generator……..or a tax write-off.

            • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

              True..

            • jazzlover

              It’s definitely not a typical looking east coast beach house. It’s more Hamptons than it is Jersey Shore. Most of the ones that people rent out are low maintenance, low quality to begin with. It’s not likely Blinky used it as anywhere close to a year round home. Commuting from there to DC even a couple of times a week would be a nightmare.

    • April

      I think the consensus is that the decor is staging by the realtor, not Yingling’s stuff.

      • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

        Well then that realtor should go to decorating school, truly. That’s not going to help sell the house.

  • TexasBroad
    • daisy

      genius

    • Juicer77

      Brilliant XD

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Are you still awake?!?

        • Juicer77

          Off and on… touch of insomnia

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            Hate it when that happens.

            I was this close *holds fingertips very close together* to taking you up on the KFC offer for tomorrow night. But I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday morning I have been waiting over a month for :-/

            • Juicer77

              Then don’t miss it. That’s important. xo

  • Monique Yingling should write a book. Seriously.

    • Nat-leficent

      Possible Titles:
      For Whom the Ying Blinks
      The Blinks of Wrath
      Muffins in a Time of Cholera

      • Counterfeit Exemption.

        • Nat-leficent

          Blunk For Good

        • Ella Raitch

          The Unforgiveable Miss Blinky

        • Nat-leficent

          East of Enurement

          • stillgrace2

            Love your retro avi!

            • Nat-leficent

              Thanks SG

            • Nat-leficent

              I saturated the color on her to make her cuter than ever 🙂

      • Nat-leficent

        The Blink and the Fury
        One Hundred Years of Blinkitude
        The Blinker in the Rye
        The Electric Kool-aid Muffin Test

        • Ella Raitch

          Damn you beat me. I was going to offer up ‘One Hundred Years of Servitude’

        • Gabriel García Márquez ref. Yes.

          • Nat-leficent

            He’s my favorite. I used to have dreams about Colonel Buendia when I was an adolescent XD

            • I just remember reading that book in Russian when I was 16 or so and being fascinated.

            • Nat-leficent

              It made me feel like I lived through it.

            • Such a special book.

      • Panopea Abrupta

        In The Blink Of A Lie

        • You won the Internets, sir.

          • April

            You can always count on Pan for some serious lyrical skills.

      • 5 Feet Long and Luminous
      • Ella Raitch

        Blink House

      • What’sup

        How to invest your blood money.

  • Tony Ortega

    Almost halfway through the special tonight on the Menendez brothers, and we haven’t seen a promo for tomorrow night’s show yet.

    Anyone seen any promotion of it anywhere?

    • Jenny Griffith

      Nope. But they added it to the tv line-up.

  • 8th Episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath “changed” and “replaced with special shows TBA.”

    https://twitter.com/MikeRinder/status/817182997069922305

    • salin

      ?? Curious!!

    • That’s not nerve-wracking at all.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Hopefully, this means they had more stories beyond 8 eps and they’re going to string them out over a series of specials. It would be smart from A&E’s perspective, since they have such a hit on their hands.

    • I am very curious (and concerned) about what is apparently going to be known as the missing eighth episode of Scientology and the Aftermath.

      https://twitter.com/MikeRinder/status/817171413257875456

  • More from Mike Rinder on the change.

    https://twitter.com/MikeRinder/status/817208459485712385

    • Qbird

      Moxie Magee?! 🙂

      • THDE

        • stillgrace2

          … the artist formerly known as THDNE.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          She’s been posting at Rinder’s lately. It’s good to see her back in the mix.

        • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

          I miss THDE. Is she ever coming back here?

      • Juicer77

        Indeed. 🙂

      • salin

        WooHoo! Can’t wait. She is amazing. (personally: miss her!)

  • Little music break. It’s relaxing.

    The Outfield – Voices Of Babylon
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtcCwl_sUWw

  • Bradley Greenwood

    Sorry, Yingy… it’s an UGLY house.

    • OOkpik

      What are you talking about?
      It has all the warmth and charm of an Ideal Org.!

  • daisy

    Teaser for 20-20

    • Ella Raitch

      Deets?

      • iampissed

        Please

      • daisy

        It was very short. It showed Leah talking about the cult and what she is doing. I am sorry that is about all I remember because it was so brief and I was distracted.

  • Tony Ortega

    Finally, they just ran a nice promo for tomorrow night’s 20/20.

    • How nice?

    • iampissed

      Ok I’ll do it….Dox

    • Phoebequeen

      Just saw it too. I am disgusted that Greta is now going to MSNBC and how Rachel Maddow talked her up so much. Oy.

      • Liberated

        Me too

      • Phil McKraken

        If you think that Comcast pays Rachel Maddow many millions per year to be a straight shooter, you’ve got another thing coming. Maddow performs exactly as her corporate masters require.

        • mockingbird

          Hello Trump propaganda on more media.

    • Mockingbird

      DVR setting time.

  • PerpetualOutflow

    With all of the talk today about Blinky, maybe it’s time someone updated this list of other $cio attorneys: http://whyweprotest.wikia.com/wiki/Scientology_lawyers_(all)
    Blinky can’t be the only one with a $cio bought and paid for beach house.

    ETA: Here’s another $cio shyster list. This one explores whether or not the hired guns are $cientologists themselves: http://www.skeptictank.org/hs/cultists.htm

    • Harpoona Frittata

      When I hear lawyer and scientologist together I immediately think shark cyborg.

  • Good night and good day.

  • VAULT Digger The God
    • Ella Raitch

      She’s unstoppable

  • M from Toronto

    This is 100% Off Topic, but The Godson, is choosing a new images for his screen saver, and as he chose this one, his comment was ‘I wonder if anyone has the rank to tell David that he’s snookered.’
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5d427db70132dd76f00590e0d568b6281b003e2eed2b4bfaf7642253ddb0f86.jpg

  • daisy

    A longer tease on Nightline about 20-20. Clips of the And E show . Voice over describing it as a war without guns . Leah taking on scientology. Showed Rinder and Claire crying and Leah stopping the interview ( clip )

    • Jenny Griffith

      Looks like they used a sea org for this propaganda.

    • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)

      This makes me truly ill. Is the FBI totally clueless who they are dealing with here? Does somebody need to tell them? It’s like having all of the priests in Boston who were molesting children host an event by the FBI on how to protect your children from pedophiles.

      • Liberated

        That’s exactly what it’s like.

  • daisy

    Night bunk mates.

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      Night, Daisy! See you later 🙂

      • daisy

        Night sweetie

    • Draco

      Night, Daisy xxx

  • “It’s the “season finale,” but it’s not the last episode. Confused? We explain tomorrow at the Bunker.”

    BRB popcorn

  • Forgive me if this has been mentioned already, but in case it hasn’t Nora Crest is going to be on ABC 2020 with Leah.

    https://twitter.com/1RagingBuddha/status/817072596596375553

    • It is part of Tony’s main post above.
      Edit: Not the bit about Nora appearing so, thanks for that.

      • it’s the Nora tweet, i think.

    • Ron Schmidt

      This is great news!!….. love Nora!

  • DoveAlexa

    Today I found out: everyone in the bunker has a real hate-on for beams in houses? (and that’s all I’m sayin’, cause ho-ly balls people are getting feisty over hating that room.)
    For some real bad decor to compare though: http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/roost/8.html
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d89c75e06c40db41dfdf463103a8752e89fbc427390c90fa51211679b446463e.jpg

  • Mornin’ and Happy Friday to the workers in paradise.

    • Yeps! It’s Friday and this is where… damn.. i forgot 🙁

  • Dave Reams

    {I hate to sound like (ex Scientologist) Jerry Seinfeld but …} And what’s the thing with wog PI’s? Why can’t a race that mastered MEST, can exteriorize and serve the perfect burger do their own spying?

  • Juicer77

    Welcome, new visitors and lurkers and under-the-radars. I’ll put on a pot of tea. Ask any questions you like.

    • Are your feet cold? My feet are cold.

      • Juicer77

        Yes. Cozy socks all around !!

    • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

      Why is it freezing here? This is supposed to be “down south”

      • salin

        Because sometimes we ‘up north’ get to share our experience of freezing. It’s 10 degrees with negative windchills in the gusts. At least we don’t share the same quite the same degree of the experience.

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          I hear that honey. I couldn’t do this all winter. The crazy part? We’ll be freezing all weekend but by next Tuesday….76 degrees. LOL Drunk ass temperatures.

          • salin

            And here I was excited about it climbing to 50 degrees. Dare I ask what you consider freezing? (And maybe I’ll put a nip in the coffee to take the nip of the freeze off this morning.)

            • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

              29/30ish. We’re supposed to be hovering around there this weekend. Yes, I’m a weather punk, but that’s what living here will do to you. 😀 Our Winters are more “waves of Winter” than a whole season of cold. Occasionally a front dips down low enough to catch us but it never lasts long, that Gulf of Mexico air always wins out in the end. LOL

            • salin

              It’s easy to become a weather punk. After 1 year in the SF Bay area, I came back to Indiana for a visit – and the cold/wet wind and rain (not even snow) I thought was going to break my face!

              I had to toughen back up when I moved back. And there are some benefits at 29/30 ish. Things like – is the fridge a little crowded? At 29/30 degrees – just put the wine/beer out on the porch to chill…

      • Juicer77

        Answer not clear. Ask later. 😉

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          ROFL!!!

      • Ann B Watson

        Miss Ann is an icicle,what happened to that sun so hot I melted! From the fire into the ice! Actually I know someone name of dm that needs that vacation! Stay Warm Sweetheart.💨❄️🔥💘

        • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

          You too love. XOXOXOXOX

  • 14SP14

    I just watched Monique’s “performance” on 20/20. A bit of advice Ms Yingling: You really need to work on your physical “tells” when you are lying… they were blatantly noticeable every time you responded to a question or made a statement in defense of Scientology.

  • Ms.P

    Oh my, can the inside of this beach “bungalow” be and feel any colder? Looks lifeless and uninviting.

  • Bill K Walsh

    like animal farm some pigs better off than the rest,eh?

  • Bill K Walsh

    actually the only person in that cult that I respected was Greta
    now lets see if she really has conservative bona fides or she goes crazy left on MSNBC
    eventually the truth sneaks out. Character is what you are when no ones looking.

  • She has no soul, not even sure hell would take her.

  • BuberZionist

    If Muffins Yingling were really a Catholic as she claims she’d know that the Bible says “the wages of sin are death.”

    She invokes Catholicism in her defense but what she’s doing has nothing to do with Catholicism. I doubt even one priest in 100 thinks the Church of Scientology is OK or that Monique should front a criminal cult she admits she doesn’t even believe in.

    When she passes on, her obit will say that she was a spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology. The group will be even more odious than it is now if it even exists which is by no means certain.

    Jesus helped the poor. Monique Yingling helps herself on the backs of the people Scientology makes poor.

  • Pittctycitizen

    Watching this woman on 20/20 was very creepy. She barely looked at the interviewing reporter at all. I am also suspect of anyone that can’t answer questions looking you in the eye. Usually they are lying. She was a great example.