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Louis Farrakhan, Leah Remini, and a document that helps explain the Scientology-NOI pact

[Minister Louis Farrakhan and actress Leah Remini]

Last month, we told you that Minister Louis Farrakhan, speaking at the Nation of Islam’s annual “Saviours’ Day” celebration, mentioned his organization’s relationship with Scientology, saying that he planned to stick by the church as it was being buried under negative press, and as Leah Remini “went in hard” against it on her A&E television program.

Farrakhan mispronounced Leah’s name, saying “Mrs. Remmy” as he speculated that she was criticizing her former church because “she’s hurt, by something.”

Since then, we’ve learned more about Scientology’s relationship to the Nation of Islam and how that relationship got started. We got our hands on a document that provides some surprising perspective about who helped David Miscavige and Louis Farrakhan bring together their two odd organizations, supplying some of the effort — and substantial amounts of money — to bring Nation of Islam members into Dianetics counseling.

Would you believe, it was Leah Remini?

According to the Nation of Islam’s official publication, The Final Call, Louis Farrakhan began having NOI members take courses in L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on May 8, 2010. Two weeks later, on May 23, an official Scientology commendation was awarded to Remini, giving her credit for helping to create “one of the most important dissemination cycles of Scientology in history to get LRH Tech to Black People.”

The commendation was signed by the two people most often associated with the relationship between the two groups — the Nation of Islam’s Minister Tony Muhammad, and Scientology’s Rev. Alfreddie Johnson Jr.

According to the document they signed, Leah was instrumental in forging the bond between the two churches by, in part, “sponsoring” courses for Tony Muhammad (in other words, paying for them), and for spending the money to help build the Inglewood Ideal Org, which opened in a prominent greater-Los Angeles black neighborhood the next year, 2011.

“Leah has always had huge affinity and desire to help Black People through out the world,” the commendation says. “As a Result of her help on this cycle, Min. Louis Farrakhan and all of the top NOI Execs are now on services.”

That’s right — it was through the largess of Leah Remini, this document says, that Minister Farrakhan himself was taking Scientology courses. But seven years later, he can’t remember her name and dismisses her expose of Scientology as a personal vendetta because she’s “hurt.”

Besides revealing Leah’s role in bringing the two groups together, the document also confirms something we’ve long assumed — that for Scientology’s part, bringing in Nation of Islam members for courses was mostly about trying to increase black involvement in an overwhelmingly white church.

But what is Farrakhan getting out of it? In his address last month, he seemed to be aware that the accusation has been made that he’s receiving cash commissions for sending his people Scientology’s way. But he claimed that he hadn’t made any money on the two groups coming together.

“I can prove that I didn’t get a dime from Dianetics or Scientology. We spent a lot of money buying the books on Dianetics. I saw something of value,” he said.

“Well, someone is getting a commission from Scientology for bringing in those new people,” says Jeffrey Augustine, a frequent contributor here who has been studying the Scientology-NOI connection for more than a decade.

Before Farrakhan put out the order for his followers to train in Dianetics in 2010, for years Scientology had been spreading its “study technology” to the Nation of Islam, as Augustine pointed out back in 2006 when he spotted a bizarre reference by Scientology leader David Miscavige in an issue of Scientology News. Miscavige was quoted as saying, “They [the Nation of Islam] virtually invented black pride and black unity in the face of white discrimination, and they also adhere to a pretty high moral code and learning is all but sacred. But without LRH tech they can’t realize it.”

As Augustine pointed out at the time, Miscavige appeared to be saying that Nation of Islam members held learning sacred, but they wouldn’t amount to much without the help of L. Ron Hubbard.

Whatever Miscavige actually thinks of Farrakhan’s followers, the Remini commendation helps confirm what Augustine says he’s long suspected.

“I can’t think of another group that is getting sponsored and having their courses paid for by other Scientologists,” he says. “Celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta will often get a lot of things for free, even the very expensive upper levels. But paying for other Scientologists to get through courses and levels? Only Nation of Islam people are getting that.”

And at first, in 2010, it was Leah Remini who was helping to foot the bill.

You’d think Minister Farrakhan would at least remember how to say her name.

 
Here’s the full document, first in text form, and then on our Scribd platform…

CONFIDENTIAL

ETHICS SECTION CCIN
ETHICS SECTIONFSO
CC: CO CCI

COMMENDATION

Leah Remini

On May 23, 2010, Leah Remini participated to helped with the creation of one of the most important dissemination cycles of Scientology in history to get LRH Tech to Black People.

Leah was one of the first to recognized the significance and the potential impact that Min. Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam would have on benefiting, using and disseminating LRH and Scientology to hundreds of millions of people through out the world.

Leah has always had huge affinity and desire to help Black People through out the world. As a result, when briefed on the cycle, she eagerly offered her help to sponsor Min Tony Muhammad’s initial Life Repair and other services as well as helped me draft a letter to Chairman of the Board — Mr. David Miscavige.

As a Result of her help on this cycle, Min. Louis Farrakhan and all of the top NOI Execs are now on services. In addition we now have 300 new NOI execs training to become Dianetics Auditor at five Ideal Orgs across the USA and London.

It was also Leah Remini who helped with a huge initial dono towards the establishment of the Inglewood Org Cycle in the Black and Latino communities.

On behalf of Min Louis Farrakhan, Min Tony Muhammad, Rev. Alfreddie Johnson and all the Black People in America and the world, We thank you Leah for what you have done to bring spiritual freedom to our people.

This is True

Min Tony Muhammad
Western Regional Minister
Nation of Islam

Rev. Alfreddie Johnson
Founder World Literacy Crusade
Founder True Faith Christian

Leah Remini: Commendation for helping NOI by Tony Ortega on Scribd

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Doing the purif in Medellin!

 

 
Dissemination Royale: “That’s the beauty of it! Sure, you’re just prince consort in this life. But 10 million years ago on the planet Fuckwit you might have been queen!”

 

 
And free candy…

 

 
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HowdyCon 2017: Denver, June 23-25. Go here to start making your plans.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,686 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,789 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,283 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,323 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,035 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 502 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,620 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,790 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,110 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,085 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 441 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,743 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 850 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,252 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,125 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 706 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,211 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,455 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,564 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on March 10, 2017 at 07:00

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The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2016 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2016), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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

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

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

 

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  • Dibythesea

    I just finished watching “My Scientology Movie”. Well Done Louis Theroux!

    I give it 5 Xenu’s

    Farty “Rue the day” Ratbun looked like an asshat in the first 5 minutes and he had a smug look on his face at inappropriate times during the movie. He had no remorse for hitting Marc Headly (except for his hurt hand). You can tell that he really misses his position in the organization. By the end of the movie I was angry, really angry! Lol. Marty doesn’t see that he is being treated now the way he used to treat others. As far as he’s concerned it’s different because it’s happening to him. *Face Palm*

    BTW: Andrew Perez as David Miscavige did a fantastic job!

    • MarcabExpat

      Did you buy it? I saw it on iTunes but for rent only.

      • Dibythesea

        I watched it on OnDemand at&t U-verse

        • MarcabExpat

          Thanks! I’ll keep my eye out for an option to buy.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      I’m so glad you watched it, Di! I agree, Andrew Perez was top notch 🙂

      • Dibythesea

        Miss you, you adorable woman!

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Ahh, you too lovely lady <3

  • Tom Cruise meets with Prince Philip at the palace for a black tie reception celebrating the Outward Bound Trust. (refresh) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c88720e8c5d944abd2bdbc3e4eb5488499cf5423aa70b3c097f23f5bac15cbe.jpg

    Edit to add:
    Wally Hanks, was the Director of the Scientology based Mace Kingsley Ranch and was accused of child molestation, child abuse and providing alcohol to minors involving children at the ranch.”

    • Liberated

      I’m sure TC reminded Prince Philip….”yes I do all my own stunts!”

    • Observer

      I hope Prince Philip washed his hands after that. If he falls ill with the BT flu we’ll know who to blame.

    • Hermesacat

      Cruise, QUOTE: “We may look diminutive, but do you realize, Prince Philip, that I and my King of Scientology David Miscavige are the two BIGGEST and most important BEINGS on this planet today? Forget the Magna Carta. REAL Kings (and C.O.B.s) take power via palace coups and DICTATE their wills & whims. Compared to Dave and me, you and your wife are pussies! I think perhaps you two ought to bow down to US!”

    • Qbird

      omg – I vetted him a while back. Too much akin to Danny “Go Fuck Yourself” Masterson. His disgusting & skanky abuse of other persons, in his case, children! protected by the COS.
      gd it.

    • grundoon
  • J. Swift

    Typical Church of Scientology making people disappear from history, particularly women who contributed. Nowhere in any Scientology will you find the names of Mary Sue Hubbard, Shelly Miscavige, or CCI Founder Yvonne Gillham. Also missing from Scientology are the names of Quentin Hubbard and his siblings Arthur and Suzanne. The world’s first Clear John McMaster is missing.

    Likewise, Scientology attacks anyone who left and spoke out. Their contributions are denied and covered up. Leah paid for Tony Muhammad’s early course work and, as a result of this and her other contributions, Mr. Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam embraced Dianetics.

    But now, Leah is attacked and lied about. Her commendation tells the truth for all the world to see.

    *****
    I remember when Tony Muhammad was beaten by the LAPD in 2005 at the vigil for Nahun Beaird, a young man who had was the victim of a gang shooting. This was a big story in L.A. and then LAPD Chief Bratton did a very bad job of handling the incident. I followed the news because it concerned Tony Muhammad, the well-known Nation of Islam representative here in Los Angeles.

    As Tony Muhammad tells the story, he was so dispirited by the beating that he called his friend and fellow activist Alfreddie Johnson and said he was thinking of quitting his work as a community activist. Alfreddie got him some auditing and into the Purif. Now we know Leah Remini paid for Tony Muhammad’s auditing, Purif, and courses — and this led to Mr. Farrakhan and the Nation aligning with Scientology.

    In 2006, I received Scientology News issue 133 in the mail. I remember reading it and seeing Tony Muhammad’s face without his name being mentioned. This 2006 mention was the first time I had seen Scientology and the Nation of Islam mentioned in Scientology’s propaganda literature. Muhammad went way over the top and wrote, “Because truth has a way of rising from the ashes and I think the world will come to know that L. Ron Hubbard was a saint and an angelic figure sent to us by the Creator himself.” I realized that Tony Muhammad didn’t know the full history of LRH. This would become a problem that Mr. Farrakhan would have to address in 2010.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0b8c30ba011b72a63ec4379b68240e7f3f91f35730d36cadd1163a37496223e.jpg

    • Qbird

      Such a shitty business. No fair.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Tony Muhammad: “…I think the world will come to know that L. Ron Hubbard was a saint and an angelic figure sent to us by the Creator himself.”

      Wow, that’s the exact language used in The Flounder Implant, which is a cornerstone of $cn cosmology!

      Once you’ve taken it on board fully and come to believe it completely, then you’re primed to accept such equally golden butt nuggets as The Obscene Dog, Venusian freight trains, Cat People and a whole host of other, erm, interesting beliefs.

      I know that it might come across as derisive and mocking, but I truly wonder if Elron had come up with a whole track tale of a demi-god with monkeys flying out of his butt if folks would have believed that too? I think they would.

      So, with that level of credulity firmly in place, do you think that there’s anything at all that would be just too wacky to be believed if Elron said it? It sure doesn’t seem like it to me.

      Personally, I believe Elron was experimenting early on – just as $cn’s cosmology was beginning to coalesce in the 50’s and early 60’s – with seeing exactly how far he could go in making up increasingly unbelievable, and near-psychotic bullshit, just to see where the outer limits of believability actually lay. But try as he might, he never did. Instead, to his lasting amusement and abundant inurement, he realized that these foolish $cilons would believe anything and everything he said!

  • Despite Leah’s (former, misguided) efforts, I don’t reckon Calypso Louie and Shortarse quite see eye-to-eye, even now… (adjust dress-shields and strut): https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81cdaafdfb0cca5c212233f883b85798139593fa9197f7496ca33ae65e1ca987.jpg

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Joy wore it first, but our fave Moonchild wore it best!

      I can imagine a whole line of $cn Gala ball gowns patterned on the same theme. Now that lil davey has openly embraced his cross-dressing fetish, I can totally picture him wearing a bewitching “Make America Disconnect Again” gown to The Flounder’s big b-day bash that will have all the $cilon girls turning green with envy!

  • iampissed

    Can someone tell me what a ThetanRU (Rack Unit) is? Techie will get it.

    • Robert Ramsay

      Maybe they are a Thetan from Russia !?? .ru

    • Johnny Tank (Forever Autumn)

      I think it was ThetansRUs, as in ‘Thetans Are Us’ – like Toys’R’Us.

      • pluvo

        I think it is a parody on

        SPs ‘r’ US Public Group | Facebook

      • iampissed

        Yea I knew I saw it was…I was just to lazy to correct.

  • nottrue
    • Joe

      Please, Kirstie Alley wishes she could see her own crack.

    • Observer

      It’s her version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. She’s cracked, but it only shows on her star.

    • Jimmy3

      Kirstie showing her crack? Usually you have to go to Twitter for that kinda action.

      • Joe

        -highfive over the fact we both made buttcrack related jokes-

        • Jimmy3

          ^5 for butt cracks

        • Ben Franklin

          Cracking jokes about butt cracks is kind of funny, I have to say.

        • Observer

          At least I took the literature route. *sticks nose up in the air*

    • How not ironic.

    • She actually hired someone to wash the spit off every day.

  • Qbird

    YaY ~ I got my water line unfrozen. Off to bathe & then work.
    Stay calm bunker peeps.
    Oh it got cold cold last night – a clear night. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89dc9f8da03a603106a0345d2b68cbd32a03780b993b6892790e1a9cb66027b0.png

    I’m telling you, it is NOT warm in space. LRH lied about that. He did.

    • Robert Eckert

      Third day without power after a horrible windstorm, Detroit Edison says 90% of the outages will be fixed by Sunday. I’ve found a Starbuck’s with heat and power and wifi (not sure which I treasure most at this point).

      • Qbird

        yep. Blew bad here for 2 days straight, power outages as well.
        This Wind also blew the arm off of this Voyager, a state landmark, dropped paddle : ( https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c3c830f5096e0e8c9fa0029bb24356bf84c1b73382c2a4e36113e0e0f4ab4c6.png ~stay safe darlin’

        • Jimmy3

          It was crazy windy here too, but the worst was some trees were knocked over without harming anyone and the dogs spazzed out because they thought we were under attack.

          • Observer

            It was windy here, but only blew off some dead branches. Our dogs completely ignored it.

          • I’m trying to figure out why its bad that no one was hurt by the falling trees.

            • Jimmy3

              Because people shouldn’t be in tree proximity during a storm. I am always rooting for Darwinism.

            • jayla197145

              Aw Jimmy, sometimes you don’t how far you are from a tree…

            • Jimmy3

              I know. Just Shorp here was giving me shit for a poorly worded sentence and we need to stand up to him and his brand of malarkey.

      • Robert Ramsay

        Couple years back went 5 days without power during Christmas holidays. Didn’t even have to get up off the coach for a cold beer. Have a generator now.

        • Robert Eckert

          Only time we’ve had it off this long before was that time it blacked out from Michigan to New York City, and at least the weather was warm then.

      • Observer

        Yikes!

      • Mrs. V.

        It’s 50 degrees in my house right now. I’m just waiting for Mr. V to get home do we can go to a friend’s.

        • Robert Eckert

          That’s about how cool it was getting here too, but now we’re back on, hope you’re restored soon too.

      • Frodis73

        Oh Robert, I do sympathize with you! Mine was out again earlier this week, only for about 5 hours but was w/out it for almost 2 days awhile back. Totally annoying. I hope it comes back on soon.

        • Robert Eckert

          About twenty minutes ago suddenly returned.

      • 3 Days! Good God!
        Didn’t know it hit you. I dodged a bullet.
        Was at Home Depot last night, and as a joke I asked the personnel, “Where are the generators?”
        They laughed.
        Are you going to get one for next time? Highly recommended.
        I also have a portable battery power pack. Very nice.
        Get both and your power will never go out again.
        Kinda like an umbrella. Keeps the rain away.

        • Robert Eckert

          We went out to a movie just to be in a warm place for the evening (Matt Damon’s Chinese Wall movie, really sucked), came back, got ready to bundle up for bed (still 50’s in my bedroom, not too bad given how long it’s been freezing outside) and WHAM! lights went on. Now let’s see how long the furnace runs to get things warm and toasty again.

  • Marshall

    Couple comments on the bonus items:

    That sauna picture just creeps me out – can’t even exactly pinpoint why but ewwww
    Tom Cruise – pfffft
    Hamilton tickets – Why would an organization that is saving the planet always hide who they are? Now I realize these tickets are used as bait but why do you have to trick people? Why isn’t the Church of Scientology logo all over that flyer? Aren’t they proud of who they are? I suppose these are rhetorical questions.

    And, once again, that sauna picture is creepy!

    • Joe

      “TAKE A PERSONALITY TEST AND MEET BEYONCE?! — CALL US TO FIND OUT MORE!”

    • flyonthewall

      someone here called the number and asked about the tickets. They didn’t know wtf he was talking about. I think someone was trolling w/that flyer

      • It actually is a good troll.
        Crowd-sourcing your prank calls.
        Brilliant.
        (Edit to add: Is it inappropriate to suggest that anyone could do this?)
        (Edit to add to add: “Free tickets to “Book of Mormon”…Call (insert local LDS temple number)

        • Taffy Sinclair

          Did you end up calling them back?? I think you said that was your plan.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Discussion about Astounding magazine.

    I have an amusing story about Scientology. I wrote a 100 -word review of a biography of Hubbard for a local newspaper. Almost by return of post I received a HUGE parcel from the Scientologists. I have no idea how they found my address (perhaps they could give the CIA lessons). The parcel contained a lot of glossy Scientology literature and a neatly-typed 10,000-word essay pointing out all the wrong assumptions in my review and all the lies and damn lies in the biography itself. It seemed an awful lot of effort to go to for a tiny review in an obscure newspaper – but that’s Scientology for you.

    I found their response amusing, but also a little scary. So perhaps that’s all we can usefully say about Scientology…

    https://janelindskold.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/tt-back-into-the-real-world/

  • So, what is Leah’s comment on this matter?

  • Todd Tomorrow
    • That’s actually wonderful. A 90 year old on horseback.
      Impressive.
      No Catherine the Great, but very impressive indeed.

    • Sherbet

      And she does her own stunts.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Can you blame her majesty?

    • iampissed

      Showing a bit more then ankle there…good going my lady.

  • Taffy Sinclair

    I have a question: Has anyone died while on the RPF? I wonder because people of all ages, health issues, etc, are put there for whatever reason. I know Nancy Many was preggers whist on the RPF, and almost got sent to the RPF’s RPF….

    so, anyone know?

    • Jgg2012

      I think that Chris Shelton covered that recently. Yes, there was a death, and the church covered it up.

      • Taffy Sinclair

        oh damn! I missed that! I watch all his broadcasts. Recall the name?

      • JaxNGold

        The church covered it up. Well, what a shocker.

        Those vile sons of bitches are evil as can be.

    • Susan black

      It wouldn’t surprise me. But it would surprise me if evidence comes to light before dave does his deep dive.

    • jayla197145

      That is a really good question…

    • Statistically, absolutely.

      Even a general group of people over decades, someone is going to die.

      • daisy

        Wasn*t Jim Carry*s girlfriend on or just finished the purif when she killed herself ?

        • Liberated

          Yes, I think that’s true.

          Last I can recall, wasn’t the girlfriend’s cult -addicted hubby gonna sue Jim ?

          Heard anything?

    • Robert Hanna Moore

      I was under the impression Kendrick Moxon’s daughter, Stacy Meyer, was on the RPF when she was electrocuted. There is also speculation that it was suicide.

      • Taffy Sinclair

        I hate hate HATE that Stacy gave in to the cult. She coulda been so much more!!

      • Taffy Sinclair

        Marc headly said it was suicide, and I tend to believe HIM!!

    • MarcabExpat

      Uwe Stuckenbrock was offloaded to a hospital in his last months, but it was being on the RPF that killed him. He had untreated MS and was made to do heavy MEST work 100 hours a week, they considered his MS a crime against his group. He suffered severe injuries more than once while doing construction work he shouldn’t have been doing in his condition. He received no help except a little assistance from fellow RPFers. When he could no longer even care for himself, they took him to a convalescent home and left him there until his death. The only medical treatment he received was the palliative care, essentially hospice care, at the state home. His death is totally on DM’s head.

      If his name sounds familiar, it’s because his ex-wife was Laurisse Stuckenbrock, who took Shelly Miscavige’s place as DM’s 2D. Laurisse had already abandoned Uwe when he got sick, so that she could keep her Sea Org career, but didn’t divorce him until she moved on to DM.

      • Taffy Sinclair

        oh, I recognized his name! What sick fucks theses SP’s are!! DM’s 2D is a terrible woman, as she let her man suffer!! And for what??

        Thanks for the info!! You Marcabexpat!!

    • Robert Eckert

      Uwe Stouckenbrock (ex of David Miscavige’s “communicator” Laurisse) was put on the RPF in spite of his multiple sclerosis, and did not survive the experience.

  • Taffy Sinclair

    To Daisy and JJ:

    I bought some romanesco today!! That fractal veggie is getting steamed, and devoured. 🙂

    • daisy

      Jealous , I roasted caulifower . I pretend it is potatos.

      • Taffy Sinclair

        Let us “MEST, at cause over each other” while we cook. Ready, gorgeous??

  • I was reading something on alt-right site ranking, and it claimed that Google gives a bump for sites that use https.

    Well, okay then!
    https://umbraxenu.no-ip.biz/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

    • chukicita

      Thank you for all the real work you do maintaining this. Such a useful site!

      • iampissed

        What she said.

  • FredEX2

    If you guys get a message on FB messenger that says its someone on your friends list sending you a picture…’from their life moments’…or something like that…don’t open it. I recieved a FB message on ‘messenger’ ap that said it was from someone I’ve worked with and consider trustworthy…so I opened it…and it immediately downloaded something on my smartphone. I couldn’t stop it or shut it down once it started downloading. So, seems I’ve probably been ‘hacked’. I called the friend and he said he didn’t send it. I’m going to go get a new phone…need one anyway…

    Maybe OSA didn’t like me saying they are bumbling nuisances compared to other Intel. LOL.

    Hi OSA. If you hacked my stuff…prepare to be bored silly. Not much going on in my quiet little life here…no one’s plotting against you, no government agency is after you and no one is trying to destroy Scientology. There’s no clandestine gatherings looking for ways to get your tax exemption revoked. No world bankers planning to stop you.

    ( except for that meeting with the 12 World Bankers at 4pm on Saturday at McMinimin’s restaurant in the back corner booth on the left)…shhhhhhh

    • iampissed

      What’s Facebook?

      • JaxNGold

        Lol. I loathe Facebook.

    • Kim O’Brien

      i am the cruise director for Howdy Con . My emails lately have been …shall we say ..interesting . To say the least . On the plus side , i am pretty sure i have an option for a mail order bride in Thailand . So i got that going for me …which is nice

      • flyonthewall

        just don’t freak out on everyone and quit at the last minute bc of the annoying weird emails

        • Kim O’Brien

          no i didn’t

          • Vaquera

            Oh no you didn’t

        • Robert Eckert

          or do… that worked out fine the last time.

          • Kim O’Brien

            that’s true ! and i actually really like Thailand …so it’s pretty flattering

      • downtherabbithole

        You crack me up Kim. Have a wonderful evening.

      • salin

        Best chuckle I have had this evening.

      • FredEX2

        Kim! LOL 🙂

    • downtherabbithole

      Sorry you have to deal with this. Makes me thankful I do not participate in social media.

      • downtherabbithole

        Just this evening my husband asked “Why did your brother unfriend me on FB? Well sweetie your asking the wrong person, I have no idea.

        I am guessing you post really stupid & foolish stuff seeing as my sister unfriended you months ago as well.

        And none of my family are scientologist either. Just spout off stupid shit apparently.

    • Michael Leonard Tilse

      I assume it is the skinny 12, not the fat cats. Otherwise that booth is going to be rather challenged.

      • FredEX2

        LOL

  • kemist
    • Taffy Sinclair

      Nice!

  • salin

    Great story today, active commentary in response. Reminder to recommend the edition of today’s Underground bunker (just under the comment count, above the dialogue box.

    With this reminder I share real space opera (drama of nature) compared the the fabricated space opera of Hubbard – observed on March 8 in Norway http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=133693&PHPSESSID=es1n46gthsbcg18oth7mhiei75

  • Taffy Sinclair

    how do you tell if your being followed by OSA?? I went to 1 of their idle morgues. Do they have face recogizion cameras?

    • kemist

      Hehehe…

      They’re about 20 years behind technologically, so I would not worry about that.

      One thing they’re known for is noting license plates from protesters.

    • flyonthewall

      you going to be ok? If you have to ask then they prob are

      • Taffy Sinclair

        I was told scary things about facial-recognition software

        • flyonthewall

          no, I was referring to your post b4 you edited it. If you’re for real in a bad spot you should get some help. Hope you are well

    • downtherabbithole

      Heading to Southern Cal at the end of this month & thought I would do a drive by and take some pic’s. Maybe not a good plan?

      • Elegant Mess

        You should be fine. I have attended protests near AOLA & talks at CFI (Chris Shelton & Jamie DeWolf, to be precise). I walk by both Big Blue and SMP routinely & have never been harassed/followed.
        That being said, keep your eyes open & be sure to take necessary precautions: let someone know where you are & always obey the law.

        • Taffy Sinclair

          true dat!

    • downtherabbithole

      This question & the thought is just too damn creepy. Taffy are you a ex member?

      • Taffy Sinclair

        No, but was solicited. In a way that scared me so badly. They know who I am from years ago, but my name has changed since then. Taffeta St. Claire is not my real name,,, couldn’t you tell?? lolz!!

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      It is highly unlikely that you are being followed. These days OSA is spread far too thin to keep an eye on any but the highest profile critics so you should be absolutely fine. I’ve been (with friends and on my own) to orgs, missions, ideal orgs, conferences and protests in America, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway – even Clearwater and inside St. Hill; I have never worn a mask and I have never been followed or harassed. There are lots of people here who go by their real names or openly protest and attend events without fear. I hope this reassures you 🙂

      That said, it is always sensible to take precautions in these situation – make sure someone knows where you are, buddy up, film everything, etc.

      • Yeah, I’ve been at this since 1999 and they’ve never even tried to shut down my videos or bothered me at protests.

      • Frodis73

        And you have been hanging with some pretty major SP’s too!

        • Taffy Sinclair

          I sure have, lolz!

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Sorry if this has been shared already. Part 1 of “Come Get Sum Extra: Scientology” with the absolutely wonderful Mary Kahn. Chris Crimy interviews.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cgshere/2017/03/10/come-get-sum-extra-scientology-mary-kahn-p1

  • Frodis73

    OT-20/20 tonight did a year long investigation into gay conversion camps. Just started on the east coast and looks pretty good.

    • beauty for ashes

      thanks tuning in now. poor lucas.

    • beauty for ashes

      one sheriff says “Lucifer is in my town doing business.” upon seeing conditions in one camp. sadistic.

      • Frodis73

        This is just heartbreaking.

        • beauty for ashes

          holy shit it just keeps getting worse

          • Frodis73

            CATTLE PROD!!

            • beauty for ashes

              felt so relieved to see them in court at least.

      • Frodis73

        *tears* How sweet of that retired Sheriff that saved those kids. Great story! Glad those sadists got 20 yrs and it was great to hear the judge say he wasn’t sure if it was enough!! Fuck Pence, De Voss and trump too.

        • beauty for ashes

          I love that guy!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      ” I wish I gay but I could never get in the shape” Rodney Dangerfield.

    • Kim O’Brien

      walk away ….it will break your heart .

      It’s Friday night , google You Tube ” Spartacus HBO ” …and pour yourself a glass of wine

      • Frodis73

        Yeah, I get it, but I guess this old guy and 20/20 take these fuckers down. I like to know these things instead of ignoring. It is a topic close to home.

        • Kim O’Brien

          no one ” takes down ” people who think like that . Just like no one ” discovers big foot ”
          Sarongs , six packs , wine ., and hottie Mc Spartacus ..IMO , but i feel ya 😉

          • Frodis73

            Well the camp is closed and the two sadists are in jail, that is a take down in my eyes.

            • Kim O’Brien

              that is good news

            • Liberated

              Remember that hypocrite Ted Haggard?
              He’s preaching how evil gay is, as he’s smoking crack and giving blow jobs. Yikes!
              I can’t stomach these creeps…..they make me sick.

            • Kim O’Brien

              yeah …that was less than 2 hours from Denver . Colorado Springs is like one of those towns that Stephen King writes about . Like when you drive into the city limits , the vibe changes ( and not in a good way ) It’s like the entire energy from the place , whispers to you ” the call is coming from inside the house ”

              i hate it there

            • Frodis73

              Yikes. Sounds like fun if you went with a pack of fun people. Maybe not though.

            • Jimmy3

              We need to go there. I have an astral netherspectrometer I made out of potatoes. We will see what the deal is.

            • Frodis73

              I knew you’d be up/down for a visit there.

            • beauty for ashes

              does it inspect your astral nether regions? * snerk*

            • salin

              I agree.

            • beauty for ashes

              Don’t think they’ll do too well in jail either.

      • JaxNGold

        Yep. Gonna have a drink. This kind of shit is just too much to take sometimes.

      • beauty for ashes

        Kim you sound like my therapist. LOL

      • Did you watch the BBC series “Rome” on showtime a few years ago. Holy. Moly. Best line of the show, a wealthy mother and daughter are attending a party at another patrician residence, they’re examining the gift the mother has put together for the hostess, a naked, massively hung slave holding a tortoise. The tortoise has a pink ribbon around it as does the slave’s huge schlong. The conversation went roughly like this . . .
        Daughter: (looks skeptically at slave) “I don’t know. Don’t they have enough slaves?”
        Mother: “Everybody appreciates large penis.”

    • Frodis73

      OMFG, this so called Christian used a cattle prod on kids. He was accused in court of this. It wasn’t at the gay camp but at another camp.

      • JaxNGold

        Jesus H Christ. What the f**k is wrong with people??! Hearing about shit like this breaks my heart into a thousand pieces. Those poor kids. They’ll be emotionally scarred for life. I will never understand how someone can abuse a child…ever.

      • Liberated

        Anyone who does that shit is a fucking sadist.

      • salin

        Not watching, but horrified. By that description.

    • Jimmy3

      Don’t go to those camps if you’re not gay. They actually work in reverse and you will come out gay even if you don’t want to be. That’s what happened to my friend Fancy Filipe.

      • Frodis73

        I am going to start a camp like this…except when they drop the kids off I am going to teach them there is nothing fucking wrong with them and their parents are the sickos. 🙂

        • Jimmy3

          I can put in a word for you with Fancy Filipe. He’s a homotivational speaker now.

          • Shared whole thread with Butch. We are now big Fancy Filipe Fans™.

            • Jimmy3

              Cheers 🍷🍷🍷🍷

        • Liberated

          Thumbs up.

        • flyonthewall

          that would be the best false advertising ever

      • flyonthewall

        what was the name of this camp? asking for a friend

        • Jimmy3

          It was called Clay The Gay Away. The group that ran it believed you could learn everything there is to know about heterosexuality by modeling words and concepts out of clay. It had…. unintended results. Lots of inappropriate.. sculptures..

          • flyonthewall

            cool cool. ok brb, I have to go…google…stuff

  • Vaquera

    O/T: Article for us art history wonks who grew up with the Brady Bunch.
    Pork Chops and Apple Sauce
    https://wearethemutants.com/2017/03/06/pork-chops-and-apple-sauce-appraising-the-brady-bunchs-art-collection/

    • iampissed

      i decide that, that was stupidity

    • Frodis73

      Love this! Checking it out when commercials are on.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Nice! So many of these things were ubiquitous on this side of the Pond, too 🙂

    • just another guy out there

      This tickles my wonk bone.

    • Kim O’Brien

      the comments are great too .

  • downtherabbithole

    OT: Happy day our baby eagle finally returned home to the nest after her first flight. She was gone a long time.

    It is my understanding that new babies do not typically stay away from the nest as long as Hope has on their first venture/flight out. Was a worrisome time.

    Hopes returns with dad.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrbyCBFa7QE&feature=youtu.be

    Peace is (Hopes sister/brother remains in rehab & doing well)

    Sleep well all & enjoy.

  • Baby

    God we have beautiful people on the Bunker.. f5 just a quick drive by because I spent too much time here yesterday and I’m paying for it today…. Ouch..

    PS…HAPPY FRED AND TRUDY DAY… ( I have wondered all day if Fred celebrated Fred day or Trudy day..

    He did say.. “Well.. Why I would I celebrate a Happy Fred day..cause you know that’s my name? ” Gotta love him.

    Have a good evening all..laying down to watch a movie ..So sick of being propped up to sleep..OH well pfffffft..
    Love you all…………………………………………………………………………………………toodles xo baby

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4e71f528fb195538ca9955e265038ab305ab9e6cec2af863582539627eef99f.png

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I love you Baby. Haware you? Love Todd.

      • Baby

        I feel as good as I look Todd ( Trust me that’s scary..ha) I love you too sweetie.. xo OK off to lay off

        hahha I mean down..

    • Baby

      Seriously after seeing this picture …….. I hope to God I can go to HowdyCon.. xo baby

      Health would be the only thing that would stop me..

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Happy Fred and Trudy day! I loved your story about Fred, bless him 🙂 Take it easy, little lady. Love you back.

    • beauty for ashes

      Love you honey bunches. Love you love you love you!!!!!!!!!!! (((((Gentle Hugs)))))
      Wish I could help you out!!!!!! Something like Blue Apron, or a cleaning lady? Easily done!!!! Just let us know. Okay???

    • TexasBroad

      Ha! Love you Baby!!
      Eta…That pic makes me want to go to HowdyCon too! I’m trying but we will see how it works out. If you are considering going and are able, my advice is GO!! I’ll let the other two identify themselves if they want to, but I’m the one on the left..smiling ear to ear bc HowdyCon was amazing and I had a blast.
      I’ve been out today since early afternoon, but will catch up later– settling in to start My Scientology Movie. I haven’t seen it yet and I can’t wait.

      • Frodis73

        I know all of these people…and can attest that they are all very weird! Ha! Just kidding of course and I want to go to Denver so bad too, but I am just not sure about it.

    • $cnMonkeyNut$

      Baby!!! <3 Hope you feel better soon xx ((((careful hugs)))) I’ll try to be at HowdyCon this year, but it’s all got a bit complicated recently and I’m not sure if the wallet can take the strain yet! (monkey in the middle, it really was great fun last year, so want to do it again 🙂 )

      • Baby

        Oh I know how that goes Monkey.. Love that picture of you guys.. Yes.. an unbelievable time. It’s funny how we were just all so bonded.. Amazingly so.. xo.. Love baby

  • Todd Tomorrow

    Mar-A-Lago Caddy Injures Shoulder Carrying Heavy Set Of Classified National Security Briefings Around Golf Course

    PALM BEACH, FL—Having struggled to haul more than 30
    pounds of highly classified documents for 18 holes, Mar-a-Lago caddy
    Simon Bauers reportedly injured his shoulder Sunday while carrying a set
    of President Donald Trump’s national security briefings around the
    resort’s golf course. “I definitely felt a sudden twinge of pain while
    walking to the 12th hole with all of President Trump’s intelligence
    briefings slung over my right shoulder,” said Bauers, adding that he was
    forced to lift the large, unwieldy assortment of CIA and FBI briefings
    with his left arm for the remainder of the day. “Hopefully it isn’t
    anything serious, but by the end of the day, I could barely pick up a
    few binders of intel on North Korea’s ballistic missile capabilities,
    let alone all the dossiers on ISIS. I might have to go see a doctor
    tomorrow if the pain doesn’t go away.” Bauers went on to say that he is
    at least glad Trump’s set of briefings has gotten far lighter ever since
    intelligence officials decided to withhold sensitive information from
    the president to avoid White House leaks.

    • Frodis73

      Is this real or an Onion piece? Hard to tell with trump.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        He had to carry his clubs , too.

  • downtherabbithole

    Baby – Thank you for sharing your “Fred” story the other day (I am usually slow to respond – forgive me) it was a story/experience I hope to have one day.

  • Robert Ramsay
  • Mick Roberts

    Just rented and watched Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie. As a never-in, and someone fairly new to being passionately involved in this subject (thanks to Leah and Mike’s Aftermath show), I would highly recommend others like me who are just beginning to go down this proverbial “rabbit hole” of Scientology to watch this documentary (I rented it for $6.99 on Amazon.com). I’m sure the veterans to this subject have already learned most of what was portrayed in this film, but it provided me with quite a bit of information (and clarification) for some things that I was unaware of.

    • JaxNGold

      Hey Mick. Have you seen Going Clear yet? The book is even better and delves into much more detail. Not to mention the several excellent books by former $cientologists as well. There are a bunch of things on YouTube — docs, videos by exes, etc. I know…it’s a lot. But if you want to know as much as possible, start watching/reading this stuff. Pace yourself, though. It’s a lot to take in and is quite horrifying.

      • Mick Roberts

        Hey JaxNGold. Yes, I’ve seen Going Clear (I’m also in the middle of the book right now). So far, I’ve finished reading Troublemaker, Ruthless, Blown for Good, Beyond Belief, and Inside Scientology. After I finish Going Clear, I plan on buying Unbreakable Miss Lovely and then Counterfeit Dreams after that.

        I was actually just watching some YouTube videos of Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun fishing and talking about all sorts of stuff. There’s so much information out there, and it feels like I’ve gone pretty far down this rabbit hole already…….but in reality, I’m probably only 1% (or less) down the hole so far with the vast amounts of information available out there. This stuff is truly fascinating.

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Put Steve Cannane’s recent book, Fair Game, on your list. It’s incredibly well-written and very informative. It’s right on up there with Wright’s cult classic, Going Clear, and covers a lot of $cn history and material that is not in his book.

        • JaxNGold

          Can’t believe I forgot to mention The Unbreakable Miss Lovely. That book is incredible. Made me so damned angry about what they did to Paulette.

    • I go back a little further – “Bare Faced Messiah” is a scrupulously -researched narrative account of L Ron Hubbard’s life by the journalist Russell Miller. You can read it online here: https://scicrit.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/bare-faced-messiah/

      It’s the second book about Scientology that I read, when it was first published in England, many years ago and it still provides essential background.

      There are a few others https://scicrit.wordpress.com/quick-reference-booklist/ 🙂

  • OOkpik
  • Peter Hoffman

    Yet another commendation that become worthless in the Co$’s eyes once you criticize them.

  • richelieu jr

    “participated to helped to…”

    LRH grammar-tech strikes again…