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The new ‘disconnection’ billboard on Sunset Blvd is going to be a Valentine to Scientology

 
Previously, Phil Jones revealed the location of his newest “Call Me” anti-disconnection billboard in Los Angeles that will call attention to the Church of Scientology’s practice of splitting up families.

Phil and his wife Willie can’t see their own two grown children, Mike and Emily Jones, because they are Sea Org workers and their parents were “declared suppressive persons,” which is Scientology’s way of saying that they’ve been named enemies of the church and must be avoided by other Scientologists, even their own kids, who have “disconnected” from them. Last year, Phil and Willie raised money to put up billboards asking Scientologists to defy disconnection and call their loved ones — one in Los Angeles, the other in Largo, Florida near Scientology compounds.

Phil and Willie once again have crowdfunded enough money that they’re going to post their billboard just blocks from two key Scientology facilities in Los Angeles. And now we have a date — Phil says the contract he’s signed is for February 13, but it usually takes a day or two for the sign to go up.

So think of it as a sweet Valentine to Scientology leader David Miscavige. Here’s what Phil told us about it…

We’ve been in LA for a few days and paid a visit to the new billboard site. It’s going to be great. Our contract starts on Feb. 13 but it sometimes takes a day or so for the installation to get done. Once we’ve got a firm date we’ll arrange to get down there with some people for an official launch.

While we were in LA we did an on-camera interview that should come out in the next few weeks. Once I get an air date I’ll get out the details on it.

You can literally see the Scientology Media Productions (SMP) complex from the billboard, and we’re just a stone’s throw from the Scientology Big Blue complex. We did a little driving around there and Celebrity Center — with magnetic Call Me signs on the car, of course.

I hope this billboard plays into the interest and momentum in Scientology watching that is going on right now. The more we can expose their abuses then maybe the closer it will bring them to an end.​

Here’s a short clip filmed by Phil that shows just how close the billboard is from the SMP, Scientology’s brand new renovation of the old KCET studios on Sunset Blvd.

 

 
Wow, that’s close. If you can get there, start making your plans to be there for the dedication. As soon as Phil has a more exact date and time, we’ll let you know.

 
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A new form of Scientology gaslighting?

We wanted to note a troubling new development happening to a family we know very well. File it under new and disturbing Office of Special Affairs tactics.

You may remember our numerous stories about the Lugli family. Claudio and Renata Lugli live in Brescia, Italy. They’re a lovely couple, longtime Scientologists who for years were personal tailors and style mavens for Scientology leader David Miscavige and his wife Shelly. When we visited Claudio and Renata a few years ago, they showed us photographs they had taken of Shelly trying on their clothes, taken around the year 1990. We brought those photos back with us, and you’ve seen them all over the place since.

 

[Two of the photos of Shelly taken by the Luglis]

 
It was also Claudio who we asked about fitting David Miscavige for clothes — how tall is he, exactly? Claudio told us, “1,55 max,” which translates to 5-feet 1-inch.

You’ve probably also heard of Claudio and Renata’s son, Tiziano Lugli, who lives in Los Angeles and numerous times has been mistaken for Tom Cruise when he zips around Hollywood on his Ducati motorcycle. Tiziano was responsible for some very entertaining videos about how Scientologists talk to each other, and how they feel about leaving the church.

Tiziano has a brother, Flavio, who joined the Sea Org in 1997, and who disconnected from the rest of the family when, in 2009 and 2010, the Luglis, like so many other Scientology families, began having doubts about David Miscavige and the direction the church was taking. Renata wrote at length in 2010 about how devastated she was that Flavio had turned them in for looking up “entheta” on the Internet (negative publicity about the church) and they’ve heard nothing from him since then.

But now, they tell us, something new has popped up: Flavio has started a blog.

It features a few posts that have been put up over ten days, and right from the start, it was making excuses — Flavio writes that he’s really too busy, as a Sea Org auditor, to be writing a blog, but that he was getting help from a friend putting it together. Most of the posts are a bit frivolous, but one is clearly aimed at his parents. Here’s a selection from it…

 

What I do is offer religious services to the parishioners that come here from all over the world. Some of them come here and want to be handled only by me because I became very expert in my duties and I know how to spiritually assist each one of them….People rediscover their spiritual nature, they become saner and happier. They free themselves from evil. I have seen people cry from happiness thanks to the help I gave them and the practice of Scientology. Here, in this organization called Flag, the biggest community of Scientology in the world, there are hundreds of people that are dedicated to this endeavor and it’s constantly growing. Some of them are my dearest friends with whom I shared lots of years of this experience. This is my life. I consider myself a fortunate person. I am very busy; yes, I am always busy from morning to night. Yes, I have dedicated my life to Scientology in an unconditional way. But I am doing what I always have dreamed doing, in the place that is at the maximum level doing this, with great people and extraordinary results. I live in decent quarters, I have medical assistance when I need it, I have enough money, food in abundance. And most of all a lot of friends…

As a family, we have not always been a model one. There have been hard times when — well, there is no reason now for me to rub my parents’ sins in their faces. Even if they are serious ones. They perfectly know what they did against other people and they know what needs to be done to make up the damage. The only thing I do not understand is why they decided to abandon me!

…At the end, my father and my mother with their behavior practically destroyed our family. But despite what they have done, I have forgiven them. I have no resentment. There is no reason why I should hate them. I just would like that they would return to be what they were a few years ago. My parents, my mom Renata and my dad Claudio.

L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1960: “The day when we will trust each other there will be peace on earth.” I constantly work to reach this goal. I like to think that sooner or later also my parents will go back to believe this is not only a dream.

Flavio Lugli

“That’s not my brother,” Tiziano Lugli told us when we called him to ask about the blog. “I know my brother. This isn’t him writing this. These aren’t his words.”

Tiziano says it’s very clear to him that the blog is being written and coded by a well-known local member of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs who has posted other attacks on the Lugli family. We sent a message through the blog’s contact page, asking to speak with Flavio or whoever is running the site. We’ll let you know if they get back to us.

“He looks like shit, my God,” Tiziano said about his brother, who is hitting 40 and doesn’t look much like the lothario who Kirstie Alley at one point was infatuated with.

 

 
“This is definitely OSA doing something on my parents. They’re trying to hit my mom’s vulnerability here,” Tiziano says.

Claudio says that he and Renata are busy translating Leah Remini and Ron Miscavige interviews for Italian audiences. He says Flavio’s website is only the latest online salvo aimed at them, and he shared with us some links to sites in Italian that make various accusations about the Luglis. They suspect that it’s all coming from one OSA operative in Brescia.

“Now this new one is very strange,” he says. “A son who has disconnected from us is writing a blog? A Sea Org member? Someone who can’t even have a cell phone?”

We’ll keep an eye on it to see if Flavio starts dishing anything interesting from Flag Land Base. (Though we doubt it.)

 
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Chris Shelton on ‘Scientology’

 
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Drive-by shooting at Int Base results in four arrests

We just heard about this, and we have no doubt that the Church of Scientology will soon be making a lot of noise about it. On Monday afternoon, someone discharged a firearm from a car on Gilman Springs Rd where it bisects Scientology’s “Int Base.” Also known as Gold Base, the 500-acre international management compound has been made famous by reporting which revealed that Scientology leader David Miscavige had kept up to about 100 top church executives in a locked office known as “The Hole” from 2004 to 2009.

Four people were later arrested after the incident, and one, a juvenile, was charged with possessing a stolen firearm, which suggests he might have been the person who fired a weapon out of the car. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

We’re hoping this is just a case of some stupid and irresponsible jerks who randomly fired a weapon for the thrill of it, and that they were not targeting the Scientologists at the base.

We want to make this perfectly clear: Although we are critical of the Scientology movement here at the Underground Bunker, we condemn and disavow anyone who would target Scientologists for harassment or harm, and we won’t tolerate statements of violence against David Miscavige or any other Scientologists here at our website. Our aim is to help Scientologists get out of the trap they’re in; if you think the answer is to damage their property or physically threaten them, we want nothing to do with you and we ask you to stop reading this website.

Here’s the press release put out by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office…

On January 23, 2017, at 2:34 PM, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a black compact sedan, traveling in the 19600 block of Gilman Springs Road, in the unincorporated area of Hemet, occupied by four subjects, who discharged a firearm from the moving vehicle. A license plate number was provided and the San Jacinto Police Department located the vehicle traveling southbound on San Jacinto Avenue, south of 7th Street. A vehicle stop was performed near San Jacinto Avenue and Esplanade Avenue. A firearm was located inside the vehicle that was possibly used in the above incident.

Alondra Gutierrez, Phillip Rivera, Sam Skipper, and one Hispanic 17-year-old male juvenile were later arrested for willfully and maliciously discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle. The juvenile was also charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The three above adults were booked into the Southwest Detention Center for the above charges. The juvenile was booked into juvenile hall. No injuries resulted from this incident.

 
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  • Legion

    I posted this earlier but it was spam-flagged by Disqus because I had editing issues.

    By some ridiculous coincidence, the Disconnection billboard location is
    on top of the actual Bates Motel, which has been the subject of a
    long-running horror/suspense series on our favorite cable network of the
    moment, A&E. Six degrees of anti-Scientology separation? Does
    Kevin Bacon fit into this somehow? See here – https://whyweprotest.net/threads/the-stop-scientology-disconnection-project.131060/page-7#post-2601053

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d43019a7edc1d5ae48fb645009cb6e06a637511dbb5aca047b8eae064868de9.jpg

    • it’s not a coincidence and it’s a bad shoop?

      • Legion

        Agreed, bad shoop. So bad I used MS Paint.

        • lol – you should use a paint brush

          • Liberated

            Why do the palm trees look white?

            • they are painted with some Palm-tree paint 4 fun

            • Spike Robinson

              sorry, I gotta be a Lorax here: what does that do to their photosynthesis / stoma intake, etc?

              although, I could imagine that if the paint didn’t interfere, the white might attract more sun, which I imagine the trees would like?

              H’m, now I’m imagining whether or not palm trees would actually enjoy dye on them, as they might get jealous of the more colorful foliage of their deciduous cousins.

            • Legion

              Watch Phil’s video or look at the picture of him at the top of today’s piece. The trees are no longer white, and they’re fine.

            • Spike Robinson

              oh, I saw that they’re fine now… I’m now wondering if there’s a market here… fun foundation for fabulous foliage. Ya know, for insecure palms on a date.

            • I saw a debate, on some forum about this (remember it’s from 2015) some bloke who knew something about tree paint, said it was harmless and designed for doing just this type of Art. And it would come off when it rained etc..

            • Spike Robinson

              yeah, I remember that now. Thanks for linkage!

              Actually, I’m now thinking about the sillier end of it, see below. I’m wondering if it could be used to keep evergreens and tropicals from getting too jealous of their deciduous cousins. I think it comes from being in a part of the country where the trees get themselves up in fabulous colors every year.

              If I were a tree, I think I’d want a nutty artist to spend some time with me making me pretty.

              Am I crazy?

            • I could imagine, you of all, would do something like that! Paint all your outdoor plants Purple :-O

            • Spike Robinson
            • LOL 🙂 bulls-eye

            • Spike Robinson

              I’m usually in better focus.

            • OOkpik

              Are you crazy? No doubt about it! <3

            • Totally unpredictable 🙂

            • Legion

              http://www.laweekly.com/news/see-the-creepy-bates-motel-turn-white-as-a-ghost-photos-5508150

              They’re no longer white today, although the building still is. They were painted as part of an art installation in 2015

            • Liberated

              Now I get it.

            • I so hope this will draw some headlines with this buildings background

            • Legion

              Bates Motel on A&E is about to start its final season on February 20, shortly after the billboard goes up. Cross your fingers.

            • It’s perfect 🙂

            • April

              Some artist did it. We don’t know why. It isn’t related to the billboard.

            • TexasBroad
            • omgurd! i love it

            • Mymy88

              Trump trees, what else?

            • Liberated

              Hey there you are…what’s new? Ha!

            • Mymy88

              Hi back to ya. I think I’ve finally broken in my new Polaroid 11.6 inch screen, detachable keyboard, marshmallow software tablet lol. It took a while and I admit I got a little side tracked on watching movies, reruns, Netflix, and Youtube videos to keep my mind of things lol. But even doing those things I had to get used to this new tablet. I’m behind the times and did not use a tablet much at all until I got this one. I even got a little more used to Twitter so it was not totally unproductive lol. I’m glad to be back, thank you. Why have I not seen Longtimelurker around lately?

            • Liberated

              No lurker has not been around since xmas.

              I’m glad you’re back and safe I thought you might have moved to another continent since the (cough) inauguration.
              Everyday, you know who …..does something unbelievable it’s too much to bear. I still can’t utter the words…president T they just won’t come out of my mouth.
              Impeachment is all I can think about…at least you’ve been keeping busy, good for you.

            • Mymy88

              Yeah, I can’t say the thing’s name either. I just refer to him as pigtwat. Since impeachment is our shared dream, here is something funny I would like to share… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8683b0717a2ae70224d475881932ac4dd1d46a5d88517060bedc6bf9ca0553d2.png

            • Liberated

              Appreciate it!

            • Mymy88

              A der… I swear I am so brain dead sometimes. That last reply I did to you the other night was supposed to say (refresh) because I posted a political cartoon for you to see. Sheesh, I do that every time.

            • daisy

              lol

            • Ben Franklin

              It is Hollywood.

            • JJ

              So DM can’t see them and cut them down. They are invisible palm trees. It is the only protection they have…That and if you cut one down a pox will befall your family for nine generations and you will never find a good parking spot again.

    • Kestrel

      The Pacman billboard is a nice touch.

    • daisy

      Kevin Bacon co-starred with Tom Cruise in * A Few Good Men *
      Tom Cruise BBF David Miscavige
      David Miscavige pope of scientology
      Pope of scientology reason there is an anti-scientology mvt.

      • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

        Mmmm… Bacon…

        • We all know Bacon… it’s a science fact!

          • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

            And it’s damn good food as well.

      • Mymy88

        … and there it is LOL. Thanks Daisy!

      • Legion

        Here’s another one. Kevin Bacon and Going Clear were at Sundance at the same time, on the same day –

        “Kevin Bacon, Scientology and the nature of Evel (Knievel) at the Sundance Film Festival” First sentence – “The third full day of Sundance 2015 started within six degrees of Kevin Bacon and ended with some holy hell.” http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/sundance-bacon-scientology-nature-evel-knievel-article-1.2091670

    • Mymy88

      Surely.

  • Alice Graves

    Maybe Flavio will infiltrate his own blog one night before his handlers notice, and send out a Debbie Cook type email to let everyone know he is alive, well, and blown. Wow, wouldn’t that be great.

  • Cynthia

    Turns out my place of employment is moving,so what you say. Ha, we will be renting an ideal org parking lot😁God knows the org hasn’t much use for lot,I have told at most 3 cars belonging to scientologist are in the lot during the day and maybe 6 to 10 in the evenings. Ok my point I will be parked in the lot for hours day and night,so I need a call me sign for my car. I am so excited I can hardly stand myself. People please tell me how to go about getting the magnetic signs. Yes I know I could figure it out,but Something else really needs my attention and this something will last weeks. Oh and one of the best things is,because of the nature of my job and the risks of physical harm to both myself and my clients the parking lot will be guarded 24/7. Thanks people and enjoy the day.

    • nateht

      Get a lock for you gas tank. Increase your insurance or at least check it out again. Good for you!

    • TexasBroad

      Glad there will be guards there but keep a camera ready. Here is the link to the CALL ME signs…
      http://stopscientologydisconnection.com/poster-flyers/

    • Bavarian Rage

      Happy dance in your direction! Yay, Cynthia!

  • nottrue
    • TexasBroad

      The cupcaek is a lie!

    • Observer

      Ecclesiasticupcakes!

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Sure, but as you can plainly seen from the pic, that’s a shit-frosted cupcake 😉

    • i hope they asked for the muffins and only begrudgingly accepted the cupcake as an #alternativefat

    • EDN/laineybin

      Well, geez. If someone had mentioned the free cupcakes before….

  • Jimmy3

    Hubbard was right. My jaw hurts.

    • flyonthewall

      Hubbard never said to do bad things in the park bathroom

      • gtsix

        Maybe j3 did good things?

        • flyonthewall

          aww, you’re sweet

  • flyonthewall

    Those hooligans were prob listening to “gangster rap” and that is why they shot up Int base. Shame

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzeZhCt5PVA

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    I don’t see any comments on Flavio Lugli’s blog so far. Zero.
    “Di per primo che ti piace” I think means: Be the FIRST to like. (No, I didn’t.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85k2SK0Kov4

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    ‘The Nerdwriter’ did a very good review on the movie The Master. The video mentions the repetitive questions and hypnosis demonstrated in the movie is Scientology auditing and describes it as pseudo-science.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keYYiuOJdrE&list=LLE5AXz6WwQVTCVFRFoOpa9w&index=2

    • Liberated

      Thanks LR….I loved The Master.

      I know the Freddie Quells character oh so well, the guy I knew even looked like Joaquin Phoenix.
      The last scene when he ” used the tech” to pick up a chick in a bar…well that’s all I ever saw, I always referred to the mission where I was at the time as a ” singles bar”.

      The poor fella I knew was going in circles reaching for the “brass ring” his entire adult life and never got ahold of it and eventually died trying. So sad.

  • J. Swift

    Went out to the Antelope Valley yesterday on business/pleasure. The Antelope Valley is in the far western end of the Mojave Desert and sets at an altitude of ~2500 feet (~800 meters). The San Gabriel and Tehachapi mountain ranges border the AV. Edwards Air Force Base is in the AV and has the big dry lake beds where the Space Shuttle often landed before that program was retired. The AV is my favorite place.

    While I was out there I took some photos and one of them was of the red Lexus ES 350 I bought Karen for Christmas. I have to drive the 268hp Lexus to make sure it goes real fast, shifts through all six gears, corners hard in the canyons, and blows all of the carbon out of the engine. This is one photo:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15d394201e657238db42331cadce43a99952caf6d1e0a2248f3e4dd638b7e459.jpg

    Kernan Coleman at FB turned the photo into a great car ad for the SP 350. Great work Kernan!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/045e1106d9a541f02c206054536153380f1bc2830bbd68b5fe14a0ea73b26ba3.jpg

  • nottrue
    • daisy

      I am sure Conan is crying a river. I however like it when he is interviewed . He always comes across as a robot doing his best to act like a human.

      • abdaman

        He does the “crazy eyes” better than michelle bachmann and charles manson put together

    • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

      His days as a leading man are numbered, I’m surprised Cruise has lasted this long. I hear he’s really popular in Asia, but he’s getting near his shelf life and then the butt kissing Hollywood crowd will drop him like a hot potato. Maybe I’m wrong but I hope not, he’s been written off before.

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Please, say it isn’t so! I thought it was well past time to stick a fork in TC and color him done, but oh how wrong I was. I’ll never pay to see the movie, but that trailer for The Mummy with him doing that priceless fake screaming was 100% comedy gold!

        He’s in the “so bad it’s good” category for me and I really hope he starts making movies and tv shows for $cn exclusively. He could be the SuMP’s studio head and continue making “don’t you dare ask me about Xenu” crapola for the cult until it’s time to rendezvous with Elron at the implant station, as far as I’m concerned.

        • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

          Yes he’s well past his due date. I don’t like him and I’d like to say he can’t act, but he’s turned in some decent performances over the years.
          It’s amazing he’s lasted this long, he went the way of leading man action hero and usually 50 is the max for that kind of actor.
          I don’t think he’s a legend like a Meryl Streep and won’t go on for ever, but who knows.
          If he took a break for 2 or 3 years he’d be finished and relegated to bit parts. I think he knows that and just keeps turing them out.
          His latest Reacharound movie was crap and was panned but he’s survived some bombs in the recent past. Once he can’t make box office big bucks, he’s done, I hope.

          • abdaman

            His problem is whatever is going on with his face imo. He looks like a puffer fish and i’ve never known him to have a problem maintaining his weight. Once you’re not attractive anymore hollywood runs from you like a bunch of cockroaches from a spotlight.

            • RexAinsfree

              His puffy face is morphing him into a Ross The Intern lookalike. Nothing against Ross, Ross looks good as Ross, but it’s not a great look for Tom.

            • RexAinsfree
            • JaxNGold

              Fun fact: Ross and I went to the same University. We had several classes together since we were both majoring in Communications (Radio, TV, etc). He was such a nice guy but he often got teased by some homophobic assholes. He tended to just put up with it. But one day I’d had enough of it and I went off on one of the guys who was harassing him. Ross and I lost contact after graduation but I love that he’s had a successful career since it’s kinda like “In yo’ face!” to all the guys who tried to bring him down.

            • RexAinsfree

              That’s a great Fun Fact! I’m a Ross fan. He seems like an insightful, kind guy. Even when he’s being a bit catty on one of those ‘comment about the red carpet fashions’ shows, his comments are more funny than they are catty, and usually right on point.

              Not sure what treatment or procedure has made tc’s face so puffy.

              (Sorry about the late reply; I just now saw your comment.)

          • Harpoona Frittata

            And if they love you in Chinaaa, then hey, he’s golden for even longer!

  • grundoon

    It was pretty hard trying to get preclears once, a few years ago; it was very hard. One would go around to a psychiatrist and say, “Could you let me see if I could do something for Mrs. Wumphgullah?”

    “Do what for her?”

    “Well, I might be able to alleviate her condition. You know, she’s had this postpartum psychosis for some time, since she tried to kill her maid, tried to kill her baby and tried to murder her husband. But I think something might be done for her.”

    “Why, do you realize that Mrs. Wumphgullah’s husband still has eighteen thousand dollars – I mean – I mean, this has got to remain in professional hands!”

    And one couldn’t get Mrs. Wumphgullah and do anything for her until the husband no longer had any money. I had that happen on several patients, by the way.

    Now, nobody is allowed in an institution except patients, other patients and patients they call psychiatrists. And I thought and thought and cudgeled my head and got a crease between my eyes worrying about that till finally I came up with a happy realisation that with all the swamis, fakirs, masters, adepts and men of God I had known, if I couldn’t pass for one I ought to quit. So I turned my collar around backwards and went down, and nobody objected to letting these poor psychotics say a few prayers. Of course, it is awfully hard to audit someone on his knees alongside of his bed, but if you have to, you have to!

    Nobody considered it was very remarkable because “everyone knows” that religion does things occasionally which are quite strange and wonderful. And nobody considered it very remarkable that after you had walked out of Cell 25 the person in Cell 25 wasn’t insane anymore. Of course they asked questions, but you were careful to say a prayer after you got through telling them to come up to present time, so they didn’t know what you were doing either.

    – L. Ron Hubbard
    MIMICRY – A lecture given on 10 September 1951

    • Observer

      “Why, do you realize that Mrs. Wumphgullah’s husband still has eighteen thousand dollars – I mean – I mean, this has got to remain in professional Scientology’s hands!”

      Fixed.

      • Ben Franklin

        Scientology has sticky fingers when it comes to money.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Elron was constantly projecting and displacing his own crimes and evil intentions onto others, so that part about the psychs wanting to get Mrs. Wumphgullah’s last $18K really cracked me up. The old fraud probably ended that lecture by regging the life out of everyone in attendance!

      • Sherbet

        He sounds so much like an ex-relative of mine, a pompous blow-hard drunk who’d tell the biggest whoppers and would be oblivious to the fact that nobody was buying a word of his stories.

  • Jeb Burton

    Shelly has quite the beak on her. I’m sorry she’s locked up, but I hear she was the female Miscavage. I don’t know, but she seems the type of woman who would be attired in leather lingerie, and a whip. And now we know that she loved daily enemas.

    • flyonthewall

      how do we know that? wtf are you talking about, man??

      • Jeb Burton

        Oh god, don’t tell me this bitch who treated people like David Miscavige does, is a victim.

        • flyonthewall

          no the daily enema thing, how do we know that now? I must of missed the memo.

          • grundoon

            It was in the Daily Mail, you can take it to the bank.

            • Ben Franklin

              Wasn’t it the daily Mail that said Tom Cruise was planning to move to Saint Hill Manor? Before that, It was Tom Cruise being groomed to take over as leader of Scientology.

            • Jeb Burton

              Read the fucking story. It was a womans testimony on what she experienced on the freewinds. A friend of Leah who Tony wrote about the other day. Wasn’t bullshit speculation..

            • Ben Franklin

              Jeb, I read the story. I am not disputing the account. I am just pointing out that the daily mail have made some errors lately in their reporting on Scientology. Nothing to do with the enema story. I have no way of knowing whether that story is true or false. I was not there, but for now I am assuming it is true.

            • Jeb Burton

              I know its a shit rag. But I was reading her own words.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              Jeez Ben you are naive…. not errors they are lying whores they know what they are doing. I’m 100% sure. You’re too kind. Not errors, just outright bald face lies they know are fake to make a buck.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              Ben the Daily Mail is a conservative UK piece of shit newspaper.
              Tony said it yesterday, they have occasionally put out really good stories on Scientology, I suppose it depends on the writer. Mostly though they put out National Enquirer type bullshit. They steal Tony’s stories and label them exclusives, sometimes years later.
              They are just a titillation machine for the uptight right.
              I wish their site wasn’t so popular but hey they print what sells.

            • Jeb Burton

              Jesus, did you read the story? The woman was telling her story. There was no speculation about it. It wasnt like sources say such and such. This woman was a slave on the Freewinds for I think she said 10 years.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              I did read it and who knows what is a good story or not. Tony also wrote that the person they wrote about called him to say some of it was untrue and they refused to correct it when she contacted the Daily Mail.

            • Jeb Burton

              I didn’t see that. What was untrue? She sounded like a scientologist. Can it be that Tony has a hatred for a rag that steals his stories that he is not objective? I don’t know.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              Tony would know the answer to that, go back and look at his comments.
              Tony seems really generous with his stories and is a real journalist.
              If I had to guess it’s more like lack of respect because they are just media whores who only care about making a buck, truth be damned and all.

            • Jeb Burton

              What was untrue? I want to know all the facts. Seems it was a heartfelt story she had. If it was bullshit, i want to know that. I try to read everything on here, and I never saw any story that said her testimony was bullshit.

            • Jeb Burton

              Didn’t know that. Knew it was a bullshit news source, but sorry didn’t know it was all made up.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              I suppose you could read Tony’s story from 2 years ago and compare it to the Daily Mail’s version, then you’d know whats real and whats fake cos I’m sure Tony only prints facts.
              Search under her name or maybe someone will shoot u a link. I have to go feed my cat.

            • Jeb Burton

              Oh no. Not another cat lady.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              Not bullshit according to Tony, just some fact or facts that were wrong but the Mail refused to issue a correction.
              The enema and makeup stories are probably true and I certainly want them to be for the laughs. Just saying you can’t be 100% sure that’s all.

            • Ben Franklin

              What I have noticed is they never cover any Scientology related stories without mentioning either Tom Cruise or John Travolta. They have made quite a number of claims which turned out to be completely false. One of those is the story about Tom Cruise quitting Scientology.

            • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

              Exactly now your getting it.
              “They are just a titillation machine for the uptight right.”
              I’m trying to help you out here, but while I have you attention, I have bridge for sale really cheap, you interested.
              That’s sarcasm btw, just having a little fun, not trying to be mean.

            • JJ

              That is an utter falsehood (in a funny way). Grooming would be the least of the changes, alterations upgrades, improvements and over all over hauling he would need to “take over Scientology” from all I have seen he is a follower not a leader, DM might be a bully and a reprehensible jackass, but he is a leader. TC would require a sea change to take on that sort of role in real life. He only plays the alpha male in movies…

            • flyonthewall

              ok I don’t read that shit but it was prob based on a kernel of truth. I do remember Jenna saying Shelly recommended her getting enemas

          • Jeb Burton

            Her and David got daily ememas on the Freewinds. Check out the daily Mail.

            • flyonthewall

              oh wait, I remember Jenna Miscavige saying something about Shelly recommending she get enemas so yeah she was prob into them. Why would you get them every single day though? That seems unhealthy. There’s necessary bacteria that live in your intestines plus wouldn’t your butthole hurt from shitting itself crazy all the time?

            • Liberated

              It is unhealthy.

            • flyonthewall

              did you know people can become addicted to laxatives? It’s true. Take laxatives for too long and you can’t poop w/o them

            • Kim O’Brien

              oh yuck

            • flyonthewall

              I know a lot about poop

            • Liberated

              Yes, and I still don’t give a shit.

            • Stinky Wizzleteets

              I saw what you did there. nice work.

            • Fly Lady

              True story. I know somebody who had that. terrible.

            • Frodis73

              I just finished her book last night and she did indeed talk about Shelly trying to get her to do them. For that reason, I do not think that is what is wrong in the story from the Daily Fail.

            • abdaman

              your butthole would definitely hurt. Unless they were using the mineral oil kind of enemas which don’t really make your colon blow the same way regular enemas do.

            • daisy

              hemorroids

  • grundoon

    Originally, when Dianetics was first written up – 1938 – … I was so steamed up I wrote a 125,000-word book in six days – good book, it’s well written; six days. I bundled it up, took it to New York and said, “Oh boy, now we’ve got it!” I dropped it on some editorial desks. Fifteen people read it.

    The first one that read it finished it; he didn’t bother to put it down. It was about seven or eight o’clock at night, evidently, because his secretary saw him in the office that late. He laid the book down, he opened up the safe, he took three thousand dollars’ worth of company funds and he has never been heard of since. Adventure one.

    Two or three people read it and their jaws hung open and they looked at it and they said, “Well, modern psychology says…” and bogged down in all their maybes and looked unhappy, but nothing very bad happened to them.

    A few more people, and then a fellow read the book, ran up an enormous amount of debts the very next morning and raced off for South Carolina with the wrong woman. There he was. He eventually had to pay these debts; he is still sort of ruined, but it is all right.

    The next thing that happened was one of the publishers to whom this book was submitted came in, got ahold of one of the foremost critics of psychiatric and mental works in New York and had this man come in and read this book, for his opinion, before they published it. I was in the office the next day when the fellow brought the book back. He came in, he threw the book – this great critic, this great authority – threw the book down on the editorial desk so the inkwells jumped, and he said in a voice which was very close to a high-pitched scream, “It’s not so, it’s not so, it’s not so, it’s not so, it’s not so!” And he turned around to me and he said, “You wrote that, didn’t you?” – screaming. And I looked at him rather numbly and he said, “You know damn well it isn’t so!” He screamed, went out, slammed the door hard enough to knock all the plate glass out of it, went home, packed and nobody knows where he is since.

    Well, about that time I realized that there was something in this book which did something other than what I wanted it to do. Fifteen people read it, four went completely off their bases – just like that.

    Well, I decided not to make a sixteenth guinea pig, and I pulled the book and I put it in the safe of Dell Publishing Company where a good friend was holding forth. And I said, “Now, you guard that book with your life. Don’t let anybody read it.” So she put it in with rare manuscripts and so forth that nobody ever looks at, and it stayed there until the end of the war.

    – L. Ron Hubbard
    MYSTICISM – A lecture given on 2 February 1952

    • Observer

      Hack writing on the level of Hubbard’s would bring out suicidal tendencies in pretty much anyone.

    • Sherbet

      I believe Every Word.

    • Rasha

      OMX – I once wrote a limerick that I had a major publisher read, and he started screaming and then he climbed up a rope to a local blimp and jumped off onto an exploding mine while eating a bowl of Fugu and trying to extract a piece of bread from a plugged in toaster while in the bath and….

      …well, just trust me, and don’t try to look any of it up. I know what he had to go through.

      • Sherbet

        Is your limerick in the safe with “rare manuscripts and so forth” now?

        • Rasha

          I did have it etched on titanium, but it’s safely stored away.

          • Robert Eckert

            It’s being studied by top men… TOP men.

    • Hubbard was one of those alternative hacks.

  • Chee Chalker

    Walter White was also Xenu?! Who knew

    https://goo.gl/images/KSLGqm

  • daisy

    I cannot afford to replace my computer so I will no longer be manually up voting any more today https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ddad9269bf9538edde22234ee5d6438e9d7fd3d22d92962179f5ad079a5d325b.jpg Assume if you are not Jeb ( being mean ) or a Trump lover

    • TheLurkingHorror

      Does that mean I’m gonna have to upvote myself from now on?

      • daisy

        yup

        • Rasha

          NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    • iampissed

      But Daisy..you’ve been my main supplier. All I can say is thanks and something can be done about it.

    • kemist

      Upvote rock no working ?

    • iampissed

      Can you say GoFundMe?

      • iampissed

        Come on I need my fix.

      • redfisch

        Yessss!

  • Simi Valley

    My cult recovery must be straight up and vertical … it took me 2.5 whole days to remember that on Jan. 24th, the Hub dropped his nasty old Vistaril-ridden meat body. Good riddance and stay put wherever you are.

    • 3feetback-of-COS

      I only regret that he died before I had a chance to punch him in the nose…. or spit in his eye.

      eta, figuratively speaking, of course.

    • Sherbet

      We had a little ceremony here in the Bunker. Well, we didn’t really, but Tony reminded us of the momentous occasion. Bunker comments generally concurred with your “good riddance” sentiment.

      • Simi Valley

        Thanks … I don’t spend much time here these days. Am doing shit like getting a life.

        • Sherbet

          You earned it, Simi.

        • flyonthewall

          yeah I should get started on that one of these days.

          • Simi Valley

            You only live once, heh heh!

        • They say life is what happens when you’re doing other things.
          Or something like that.

        • iampissed

          Nice to see ya Simi.

      • Michael Leonard Tilse

        I think my ceremony involved burning satan poop and roasting a classic photo of source over the flames. Or something like that. I might have imagined it.

        • Sherbet

          You could save that celebration for cob’s birthday.

  • http://www.recode.net/2017/1/25/14375750/google-adsense-advertisers-publishers-fake-news

    Publishers were banned in November and December and included sites that impersonate real news organizations through shortened top-level domains, according to Google’s 2016 “bad ads” report, normally released at the beginning of each year.

    So-called fake news publishers will sometimes take advantage of “.co” domains by appearing similar to legitimate news sites that would normally end in “.com.”

    Yeah, that guy! (Not that he’s really gone, just not in Google’s news results.)

    • chukicita

      I’m sure he will pop up like a boil somewhere eventually.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    It’s been such a busy day so I’m really late with my congratulations for Phil and Willie, but I mean them doubly-much. The location is spectacular!

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I hope Claudio, Renata and Tiziano can stay strong in the love they have for each other despite this latest cowardly attempt by OSA to hurt them.

    • If you see the street sign on the video that says “Fountain”, that is the street the Big Blue complex is on, and just down the road to the left. Very close.

  • flyonthewall
    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This takes me back.

    • Rasha

      I remember this episode of Electric Company. It dealt with the first half of the alphabet. Also, the color yellow, as I recall.

  • Mick Roberts

    Well, I can’t read Italian, but I checked out Flavio’s blog, and the one thing I can read on his 6 posts is that all 6 of them say “0 comments”. Maybe it’s like CoS Face Book page where they delete negative comments (which means there just aren’t many comments on the CoS Face Book page) or perhaps it’s moderated like Mike Rinder’s blog.

    But perhaps someone who speaks Italian could comment there? Not in our typical “Bunkeroo” fashion, but just to try to reach out to the guy to let him know he actually has options and folks who would support him if he reconnected to his family (you know, the one group that TRULY cares about his well-being instead of his time and money), even if that means he gets declared by this church (which could be about as devastating as saying “someone called me a mean name!” since he’ll get his family back).

    • Frodis73

      The church *never* lets comments go through…or if they do they are only all pro sci/heavily moderated.

      • ExCult.Jan

        So you’re saying there were no pro-cherch comments?

    • OOkpik

      It is highly unlikely that a Sea Org member would be permitted to have his own blog, in fact he probably knows nothing about it. Well, “..he was getting help from a friend putting it together.”

      Yah, right! Some “friend”.

      Since they must know that the Luglis won’t fall for it, it is probably an OSA fishing expedition to see who answers and how.

      Grow up, OSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      eta: https://translate.google.com/

      • Mick Roberts

        Makes sense. Kinda sad, but that adjective pretty much applies to everything CoS.

    • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

      If you hit translate, you can understand it. I use chrome browser that has it.
      Yes probably moderated or not any traffic until today. Probably just meant to get to the parents as an OSA Op?

      • Mick Roberts

        Could be. Those people are just sick.

    • chukicita

      I read his blog entries, and also noticed the zero comments which made wonder who it is being written for? Seems to be a target audience of complete strangers. The passive-aggressive almost casual mentions of his parents seem out of place with the rest of it- look at me, I am traveling all over the world, because that is how auditors roll, here are photos of a trip to Scotland in 2015 to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Here is my new scooter. I am an auditor and my life is all about helping people. I love my wife and she and I do the same things and treasure our time together. Oh, and my parents abandoned me and throw shade on my religion for no reason. And I will carefully not mention my brother.

      EDIT: And also, I’ve probably never been on the internet in my life but will make six illustrated blog posts, each with less direction about why i’m making a blog at all, within a week.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      Maybe he would like someone to deliver his Christmas cards and family gifts on his behalf. Oh wait maybe he is not permitted by the IJC to express his love for family in such a fashion. Heh, Flavio just tell the IJC to wear his hat in justice and you will wear yours of personal ethics and stay in touch with you family as your heart urges.

  • TexasBroad

    Flavio has kind eyes.
    I hope they open soon.

    • Love how you stated it.
      Most auditor’s eventually realize that that’s not what they signed up for, imho.
      Just a matter of time.

      • Rasha

        The key moments in life are when one stops and imagines that day at the beginning, remembering what they expected when they started. I think the strength of the controllers is being able to prevent that retrospect.

        • Like Flavio, I too had people who requested to be audited by me again and again.
          Because I really cared about them and they sensed it.
          And that’s what makes it appealing.

          Hubbard smartly used pop psychology and whatnot as a vehicle. But it was always about caring human beings, because that is the greatest therapy of all. And Hubbard did not invent it, he usurped it and spiked it with false promises and imaginary states, like Clear and OT.

          Imagine living a life of uncertainties and outside influences, feeling small and restricted and one day something comes along that offers explanation for everything, structure and seemingly clear vision to you, others, society, so many things – seemingly so practical and common sense at first glance – on the plate, offered by very nice people..

          These days, one who fell for it, can simply compare their doubts with others with one click. Or one call. No need spending any more years of your life, fortunes and endangering your sanity to go up ” The Bridge”. It’s almost that simple.

  • Qbird

    I’ve just downloaded Steve Cannane’s Fair Game audiobook from iTunes ~ cheery-bye for a few days folks 🙂

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69d759c5ec63e7810cec0a6ce2cf5d2fc93d946c50fa0bb1a3f534d6e9d2389d.jpg

    • Bavarian Rage

      Pretty! Happy reading.

      • Qbird

        Happy listening to Cannane himself read his words ~ it is so interesting to hear ppl from other countries tell what they know about Scn. Well researched book… oh yes.

  • Observer
    • James Hetfield is the table
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QhusT8fGBs

      • Sherbet

        So, is he the table?

    • flyonthewall

      this is me. Don’t act surprised

      • Observer

        I couldn’t be less surprised if I tried.

        • flyonthewall

          ok, don’t hurt yourself

    • chukicita

      Just don’t cry me an ashtray.

      • Observer

        Zing!

    • HillieOnTheBeach

      “…and that’s why I killed him, your honor.”

      Gets probation.

      • HillieOnTheBeach
        • Kim O’Brien

          i am laughing my ass off LOL . ” Komplement ” “ollstep “

          • Sherbet

            “I’ve already got one. Can we get 6 more?” Dying laughing!

            • Kim O’Brien

              i am putting this on my facebook page

        • stanrogers

          Was this introduced into evidence at the trial?

          • daisy

            LOL- How have I missed your crazy ass all this time.?

            • stanrogers

              I lost a lot of weight a while ago. I used to have a YUGE, unmissable ass.

        • ExCult.Jan

          Cracked me up but 2 min 36 seconds was plenty.

    • TexasBroad

      My mom commonly used “You could have knocked me over with a fender” – well, yeah!

    • Robert Eckert

      A judge calls the next case: “From the filings, you are seeking a divorce? Do you have any grounds?”
      Woman: “About half an acre.”
      Judge: “I mean, does he beat you up or something?”
      Woman: “No, I’m always awake before he is.”
      Judge: “Do you have some kind of grudge?”
      Woman: “No, we just park out on the street.”
      Judge: “Lady, why do you want a divorce?”
      Woman: “We just don’t seem to communicate.”

  • PeaceMaker

    Apologies in advance if someone else has already posted this somewhere, but while looking for something else I just happened to catch this update about the firearms incident on Gilman Road. This report says that they “fired the gun into the air.” and that the act was “apparently random.” As I commented earlier, on google maps street view you can see that at least one road sign further down the road past the Scientology base has a distinctive bullet pockmark in it, so apparently the old rural pastime of going driving and shooting is still alive in this area.

    http://www.pe.com/articles/along-824100-vehicle-road.html

    • flyonthewall

      nice, thnx

    • Tony Ortega

      It’s interesting the way they worded that. It’s not clear that they heard from police that the shot was random, of if they were inferring it from the press release.

      • PeaceMaker

        That article has updated information from a court appearance yesterday (Wednesday), including the suspects’ pleas in response to the charges, and the bail amounts. Presumably the paper has updated details about the incident, and if they had a reporter in the court they may have based that in part on what was said by attorneys arguing for bail amounts.

        THE PRESS ENTERPRISE [Riverside, California]
        2 charged with discharging gun while driving along Gilman Springs Road
        CITY NEWS SERVICE
        Published: Jan. 26, 2017 Updated: 12:11 p.m.

        A man and woman accused of being in a vehicle from which a gun was fired multiple times along Gilman Springs Road between Moreno Valley and San Jacinto were charged with felonies Wednesday, Jan. 25.

        Alondra Gutierrez Nicolas, 22, Phillip Jesus Rivera, 19, Sam Skipper, 19, and a 17-year-old boy after the alleged offense in the 19600 block of Gilman Springs Road, near Jack Rabbit Trail.

        Rivera and Gutierrez Nicholas both were charged with malicious discharge of a firearm from a moving vehicle, while Rivera also faces a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

        Both pleaded not guilty Wednesday and remain in jail, Rivera with bail of $70,000 and Gutierrez Nicolas with bail of $10,000.

        Skipper is free on a $10,000 bond and is slated to be arraigned in March.

        The teenager, whose name was not disclosed, is being held at Riverside Juvenile Hall. His case is being handled in juvenile court. A Riverside County sheriff’s news release said he was arrested on suspicion of maliciously discharging a firearm from a vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm.

        Sheriff’s officials said in a news release that the defendants were cruising down Gilman in a black sedan when one or more of them fired the gun into the air.

        A witness got the vehicle’s license plate and called 911. Deputies spotted the sedan minutes later heading southbound on San Jacinto Avenue, near Seventh Street, and initiated a traffic stop, the release said.

        All four occupants were arrested without incident, and a gun was seized from inside the vehicle, the release said.

        No one was injured by the gunfire, which was apparently random.

        • sizzle8

          Maybe Criminon will reform these miscreants.

  • thetastic

    Just watched the Conan interview with Leah Remini. Can I just say, it felt so good to hear Conan O’Brien ask the question, “Where’s Shelley?” If we ask long enough, guys, the question gets heard.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      But gulags in america are confidential information. Especially if they are upper level ” Prisons of Belief “

    • Sherbet

      What has Nat started??? It’s like eating one potato chip.

      • It’s a serious blog. Purpose. Anxiety. No place for silly.

        • Sherbet

          You’re right. I’m going to wipe this silly smirk off my face…immediately after I look at some more glamour shots.

    • TexasBroad

      Not a glamour shot, but my favorite picture of me ever taken…standing on top of a light plate in Forest Park in St. Louis a few years ago. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44365ed80588296d57bdbb4f3fed71af5c5a8ddf421e504aac032d04ebba2492.jpg

      • Pretty sure you are shape shifting Egyptian Feline Goddess. Whoa.

        • TexasBroad

          Meow

    • TexasBroad

      On nights like this, I picture Tony thinking – “Oh thank God, I can just go to bed.”

      • Sherbet

        Find his glamour shot.

        • TexasBroad

          Gah…I wish I’d saved it. You’re right…he’s probably thinking ‘ “Oh crap…just a matter of time before someone posts the one of me in the leather jacket.”
          Edited to change “your” to “you’re” so Sr. Thomasina doesn’t rise from the grave and rap my knuckles.

        • Robert Eckert
          • richelieu jr

            He poses like he was angling for a shot in a Pepsi commercial, or as a gang-banger in a Michael Jackson video…

      • Or – “Oh God, help me with these cats”.

    • JJ

      I have never seen a cat wear a hat and not be pissed, I am not sure this is good or bad.

  • Kim O’Brien

    My last comment on The Bunker.

    I learned a lot from this website, and it’s consumed a big chunk of my life over the last few years. But it’s time for me to move on.

    I used to love reading the comments, but now it has become a minefield of snide hate-filled comments about Men with Cats and Man Cleavage . I’m going to assume there are others like me, but just choose leave without voicing their opinion.

    Men with Cats and Man Cleavage has more balls than any other president, congressman or IRS chief.That should be a given, but on this board it doesn’t matter. If there’s a way to insert someone’s snide vitriol about Men with Cats and Man Cleavage it will be given full bloom here. Huff Po has nothing on this board.

    But piss off, Men with Cats and Man Cleavage…or disrespect Men with Cats and Man Cleavage, I would not. If anyone is going to do anything about Scientology, it’d be Men with Cats and Man Cleavage. Let’s just hope he doesn’t look at the comments here before he makes a decision. Otherwise he might think you deserve each other.

    Many here are so filled with hate, even if Men with Cats and Man Cleavage led the way to COS’s demise, he’d get nothing but the double middle finger from many here.

    just sayin https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f39e0b51fa1f437f75f7a8711c19e9e64881f2f699cc9db2768eb45517096fbe.jpg

    • Sherbet

      I never voted for Men with Cats or Man Cleavage, but I respect your opinions. Farewell, Ethel Fat Ass, farewell.

      • TexasBroad

        Lol!

    • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

      Bye cat cleavage bigot, I used to like you when I thought you were a real life Samantha Bee clone, but cat hate man cleavage ripping is too much.
      Don’t let the door hit you on the ass.

      • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

        Oh wait you like cats and man cleavage, I’m so confused. Anyway bye bye.

    • Subtle.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Don’t go Kim please. You are hosting Howdy-con for Christ’s sake.

  • Kay (aka Nasty Lady)
  • JJ

    What does Miscavige glamour shot bring up? Mine brought up the issue of Shelly being seen twice in So Cal. (an article in Daily Mail)

  • sizzle8

    Any Sea Org or staff member running a personal blog that promotes vacations, motorcycles, travel, etc would be considered off-purpose. He would be accused of having ‘other fish to fry’ and being PTS to the middle class and would be in deep doo-doo with the Ethics Officer/MAA.
    This is obviously an OSA directed op. – some bright idea/target in a program to keep the Lugli’s from translating entheta into Italian.

  • Good night/day everyone. It was fun. Love to all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b9-pjEgEZc

    • TexasBroad

      Sweet dreams.

    • iampissed

      Night

  • GoneToPlaid
    • MostSpecialAgent Joe McClaine

      That’s a hairy chest! Sucks to get old I guess.

  • GregGalaxy

    Flavio looks like he hasn’t been to the dentist in . . .

    oh maybe 19 or 20 years or so.

    Oh, right, forgot- too busy working Sea Org hours, no time for dental or medical, and no insurance to use for either.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      All that ass kissing (rimming) will give you plaque.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    “there is no reason now for me to rub my parents’ sins in their faces” what a douche bag ghost writer or not. You have parents and a brother who love you very much.

    • JJ

      Every time I see that all I see is the literal action, sort of thing my dad literally did to us, smear stuff in our faces, the dog, my brother, me…
      I see him holding his parents down and smushing their faces into the carpet.

  • Robert Eckert
  • Shivani33

    If you ignore the accoutrements in the photo of Shelly Miscavige wearing the scarf in her hair and just look at her face, there is so much to be seen. It is as if the executive mask fell off and what’s showing is duress, sadness and fear. A lot of fear, and it doesn’t strike me at all as being just some kind of resting bitchface or a lack of photogenity. Considering that the photo was taken around 1990, it’s haunting to realize what is known and not known of what has happened to her since. It’s a lot like seeing her staring into her own future and grappling with her cancellation. I recognize that look. Who knows what she has had to endure for so long?

    • Dave Reams

      It is not hard to imagine the physical and psychological abuse she must have suffered at the hands of Dave Miscavige. Perhaps being banished was the lesser of two evils?

  • Good Morning. Am I in the right place?

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      No. Shoo!

  • Dave Reams

    Pachucos causing trouble with sailors ? Uh oh! COB is about to have another Zoot suit riot on his hands!

    • Nice reference.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoot_Suit_Riots
      A bit of history there.

      • Dave Reams

        If indeed the gentlemen who drove by Scientology with Latin surnames had Mexican heritage then the roots of their resentment towards Scientology may be more specific than the Zoot Suit riots. Forget ye not that during WW2 Naval Officer L. Ron Hubbard unilaterally launched an unprovoked Naval bombardment of Mexico known as the Gulf of Ronkin affair! The Mexicans, having been invaded several times* by the US in the not so distant past were, are, naturally quite sensitive to such things!

        * In a move scarily similar to both the burning of the Reichstag in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin and Dick Cheney’s invasion of Iraq, the US faked evidence of Mexican atrocities and imminent threats to our way of life and conquered Mexico taking New Mexico and California as spoils. U.S. Marines also later invaded Tampico and Veracruz to safeguard American oil interests against domestic political unrest.

        • PBS recently aired a piece about the the theft of lands from Mexico.
          Vast. Brutal.

  • richelieu jr

    HA! Told you it would be i site of the Sump Dump!

    WE ALL WIN!!!

  • Renata Fruscella Lugli

    “Flavio” wrote on “his” blog that he has medical care when he needs it: If it was not for me and Claudio, Flavio would even now walk around with crutches. When he broke his cruciate ligaments at Flag, the “church” would not spend the $ 28,000 needed for the operation so Flavio was sent to Italy for surgery (is free here) and then we realized that the leg was really the minor problem, he looked like he was terminally ill patient, this is what the doctor that visited him commented on his health situation and it took two months to put him back on track in order to be able to physically do the operation to the leg. This is the MEDICAL ASSISTANCE you get in the “church”…..

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Was he skinny? I saw my family member (who has been at Int Base forever) with his shirt off last year and his spine bones were sticking out, little knobs all down his back. I thought of pictures I have seen of concentration camp victims when they were rescued. But he will not leave, worships DM, and says he will be there forever.

  • Renata Fruscella Lugli

    It ‘s really very sad raising a child to the best of my abilities, trying not to let him miss anything, make him happy and then see that he becomes a slave and prisoner of “belief”. A true religion, a true Church should instead try to iron out any disagreement and should not justify itself by saying that Disconnection “simply” is “self-determined”. No! Nobody believe this, especially the public opinion.

    • chukicita

      Every time I walk through downtown Clearwater now I will sing loudly, Flavio Lugli, call your mom! Call your parents, Flavio! Call your brother, Flavio! LA FAMIGLIA, Flavio!!!

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Renata, I pray that soon Flavio will reconnect. Let us bring this cult to its knees and let its victims walk out, heads held high, to freedom.

    • Sine qua non

      I am so sorry that your son is disconnected from you. I can’t imagine how painful that must be. I pray that he comes to his senses soon. Scientology is a cult, period.

  • Cynthia

    Thanks TB I am on it. The move to a new office is motivated by local politics that to me are interesting,but for anyone else boring for sure. The move is really an experiment which I just happen to think is a very good idea. Of all the things I have to worry about,my and others safety is really low on the list. The people in charge of security have had the CoS methods of harassment explained in great detail,also I told the supervisor of security about the Underground bunker. He admitted this morning that he thought I was making shit up,lol
    but after reading the Bunker last night his comments today went like this,well shit the CoS will not pull off any BS while he’s running security. He had a lot to say and used some interesting language to sat it.
    I have the ok from the people who protect me,I really believe I will be fine and more importantly so will others. Again thanks,I’ll keep updating as things move along.

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Cynthia that is so exciting. Can you keep Tony posted (so to speak)? Maybe he can do a post about it in a few weeks once you have been there awhile.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Are we sure it wasn’t those silly security guards playing Russian roulette again?

  • Spacer

    Hi Chris Shelton, I sent you an email to your Hushmail account last Sunday. Did you receive it?