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SCIENTOLOGY TV: It’s really happening! Spectrum blocks out a channel for Miscavige

 
Plenty of us scoffed when Scientology leader David Miscavige spent millions to purchase and renovate the KCET studios in Los Angeles and rename it Scientology Media Productions, which he opened last May.

After buying the five-acre complex in 2011, Miscavige pressured his followers to make donations so the complex could be completed — and in return, he promised that they would have a 24-hour television station to broadcast Scientology’s message around the country and around the world.

Since then, Miscavige has been mocked for making that promise as the SMP hasn’t appeared to produce much of anything.

But now, oh ye doubters, we have proof that this summer, Scientology is getting that 24-hour cable station, just as Miscavige promised.

A tipster informed us that a simple search now shows that Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), the nation’s second-largest cable system with 25 million customers in 41 states, has blocked out a channel for Scientology Media Productions, SCNTV, with programming to be announced.

 

 
Meanwhile, that same tipster managed to attend Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard Birthday Event earlier this month, and said that during his two-hour presentation, Miscavige said that the cable station was coming this summer.

At the event, Miscavige ran down a list of shows which would be appearing on SCNTV, including programming by Freedom magazine, 9 hours of L. Ron Hubbard biographical episodes, the “Meet a Scientologist” series, episodes about each Ideal Org, and videos about the church’s “Fourth Dynamic Campaigns” — in other words, outreach and expansion.

Meanwhile, a page at the Spectrum website lists these exciting titles for shows, which sound to us like the same videos the church has already posted at its website and YouTube channel:

What is Scientology, Drug Free World, Detox from Street Psychiatric Drugs, Youth for Human Rights, The Hubbard Electro Meter, What is Real Education, An Overview of Scientology, and “Amazing.”

Also, at the event, our tipster says the SMP presentation included the Nation of Islam’s Minister Tony Muhammad and a testimonial by another NOI figure — could the Nation be getting some use out of the channel as well?

“At the event they were also doing a written ‘skills survey’ that was clearly aimed at recruiting for SMP. Questions were about experience in copyrighting, broadcasting, etc. It was quite lengthy and detailed,” our tipster says.

It’s really happening! And how the hell did Miscavige pull it off? We’d love for a tipster inside Charter Spectrum to let us know how Scientology managed to find a slot in what must have been an already fully booked cable lineup.

Also we can’t help looking back at a tweet Kirstie Alley posted a couple of weeks ago…

 

 
Is it possible that SMP might be producing some actual shows for the new station and not using it merely to broadcast its boring YouTube videos? Could Kirstie Alley, for example, be working on some counter-programming to A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath?

That would be kind of epic.

We want to hear your ideas for shows. If Miscavige is going to lay out what must be mountains of cash for this thing, he might as well get his money’s worth.

Wow. We can hardly wait.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Kuba Ka had his 26th birthday last night (or his 31st), and it was not a fun occasion: “Very sad Birthday this year, out of Hospital for tonight. It’s not about me – it’s about how much that Charity Ball at @scientology Celebrity Centre could do for Refugees… It was my Dream…”

 

 
What not to get Kuba for his birthday: For only $9.99 at her store, Joy Villa dog tags!

 

 
Meanwhile, in Moscow, it’s a Harry Potter theme and the Sorting Hat is pulling in the donations!

 


 
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Countdown to Denver!

 

 
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 4,704 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,807 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,301 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,341 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,053 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 520 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,638 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,808 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,128 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,103 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 459 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,761 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 868 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,270 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,143 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 724 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,229 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,473 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,582 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on March 29, 2017 at 07:00

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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
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  • chukicita

    Real BTs of Clearwater
    The Hollywood Triangles
    Who’s on my Lines?
    Floofy Towers
    Celebrity RPF

    • Taffy Sinclair

      I’m a Celebrity! Get me out of this RPF!
      or
      Celebrity RPF’s RPF

    • Mockingbird

      Imagine seeing all the Z list celebrities on the RPF !

  • Panopea Abrupta

    Here’s the lineup of SMP stars
    They all should end up behind bars
    Aiding and abetting DM’s operation
    They’re a sad disgrace to all creation
    Kirstie, sour faced madam in a brothel
    She’s no pragmatic Aristotle
    Tom, full of certainty and strange teeth
    Like Macbeth’s witches on the heath
    Jenna all false smile and evil eye
    Glib deceiver with a facile lie
    Danny Masterson, John Travolta,
    Princess Joy, to ethics sold ya,
    Now they’re on TV for all to mock?
    Leah’s show will give them a shock

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1887f4553401f14576350fea7a49cf91087a4b349c64ef2e67a0a67b62c110c7.jpg

    • Baby

      Brilliant as usual.. Love the clown.. My daughter would hate it.. xo

  • Taffy Sinclair

    Anyone ever seen that show on cooking channel (or food network) called “Best thing I ever ate: ______ edition”??

    “Best Thing I ever ate: Rice n’ Beans edition”
    How bout dah?

    • Jimmy3

      Cashew me outsiiih
      How bout dah

      • Taffy Sinclair

        You got the refernce to the cash me ouhside girl!!!

        • Like that’s a good thing.

          • Taffy Sinclair

            naw, brah,,, dat’ s a great thang!! How bout dat?

      • Baby

        bawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhahahhahahahah .. Alright best Comment Evah.. Jimmy Woo Hoooo

  • iampissed

    Naked and a Theten.

  • Mockingbird

    I had ideas for Sump to pump you up with.

    Snow White II – This Time It’s Personal !
    Disconnection Denial starring Tommy Davis ! Watch as he explains how there is no such thing as disconnection in Scientology. And people produce dozens of Hubbard references that define and demand disconnection! Along with hundreds of ex Scientologists that testify to the harsh realities of disconnection ! Listen to tapes of Tommy Davis himself ordering people to disconnect ! You can bet he is angry, real angry !

    Musical Chairs ! See Sea Org members in the hole fight brutally to STAY in and get more abuse !

    Forced abortions ! Watch women and teenage girls get coerced and threatened to make the have abortions whether they want to or not !

    Overboarding for conditions ! Watch terrified and blindfolded people that are helpless get thrown over the side of the ship on the high seas !

    Regging for dollars ! Watch people clear their bank accounts for David Miscavige and his projects ! Give until Scientology has everything ! All your money, your credit, your kids, your sanity and finally your life !

    Fair Game ! Watch as people are lied to, harassed, sued into oblivion, assaulted, driven to insanity or suicide, have evidence manufactured against them, and disposed of quietly and without sorrow. Watch each week to see if they are killed or just brainwashed and introverted into permanent psychological trauma !

    Dan Sherman on writing ! See how Hubbard’s own biographer creates his projects and learn to think and write like him !

    Criminal Attorneys ! See the lowlife dirtbags Scientology finds to conspire, suborn perjury, witness tamper, evidence tamper, obstruct justice and so much more. You will realize these men and women are not the bottom of the barrel morally. They are the stain under the barrel that seeps into the deepest recesses of hell !

    Sleazy PI ! See the lowlife dirtbags Scientology finds to spy on people. Usually they are disgraced ex cops that either were investigated for corruption or just barely avoided prosecution by resigning in disgrace !

  • EmmaDaoust

    This Old Remortgaged House with Joy Vila

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        SMP Screen Test. Take Three:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCP33dzL55A

        • Nailed it!

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            Dear Sir: As shown by actual survey, 100% of respondents in the first three minutes loved take three. This indicates people want to see OT’s in action.

            • Absolutely!
              Sur-reality TV.
              Brilliant!

        • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

          SMP Screen Test. Take Four:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG70fhg0wL4

          • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

            SMP Screen Test. Take Five:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWexpV7bR2A

            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
            • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

              Dear Sir: In reply to your query, Fox Business ratings are up 5000% in the male demographic (13 years old to 102 years old) due to breasts. Suggest SMP look at copying this successful action:

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5208117b28b64e6bd0f1d9cda79ad9129644a4572a7d3c5555b186628e6f8a81.png

            • My male demographic is certainly up 5000%.
              (Is that what we’re calling it now?)

            • April

              Even women can appreciate a nice set of boobies.

            • Baby

              Well you are on a roll tonight 8

              ( Don’t give all your secrets away..) The little guy is reading..

            • Baby

              NNNNNNooooooooooo 8 you’re killin me. ..

              We never have fun like this.. dancing and screaming and going crazy..
              ………………………………….

              Wait.. there is always Howdycon .. but without Donations! woo hoo

          • Baby

            I am so sad when I think of those in the hole.. They look so Hollow .. empty souls, empty minds.. poor people.

        • Baby

          Oh poor George .. ” A mind IS a terrible thing to waste..sigh..”

      • Baby

        8.. ugh, ugh.. I will find you one day and you will pay for this.. Good Lord that man’s voice sends chills up my spine.

        ( And those laughing.. ? Blech ) OK stopped at 2:55.. I just couldn’t..

        • DangDadgummit

          Many people say – and according to LRH publicist and one-time lover – that LRH did cause ‘chills up their spines’ unexpectedly.

          Oh my dear …

          • Baby

            Dang! Ewwwwwwww

            • DangDadgummit

              sorry, dadgummit !

    • Baby

      Q…” What is the MInd?”
      ………………………………..

      A…” I do know that yours is Damaged, enslaved ..Controlled and Washed

      Next Question?

  • Mockingbird

    They can have Tales of the RPF. Each week watch Sea Org members get the Truth Rundown to brainwash them into obedient slaves. Watch people try to escape their ecclesiastical retreat for rest and relaxation relaxation. See the fun be put in a dysfunctional organization.

    Read the Ron series private collection of biographies. Starting with the affirmations and future episodes include the Skipper letter, the Heinlein letter, Ron’s thoughts on minorities and religion from his notes and letters. See what he said and thought as a young man.

    Mysterious deaths in Scientology ! We examine one of hundreds of deaths Scientology would prefer we forget and never talk about. Episodes will cover Hubbard himself , his family , Lisa McPherson and so much more.

    What Judges Think About Scientology ! See statements and convictions regarding Scientology involving judges from around the world.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Kinda like “Tales from the Darkside?”

      • Mockingbird

        Yes,but true !

  • Observer

    They could do a Scientology version of Big Brother, only it would be just Joy Villa and Stacey Francis locked in a bare room.

    • Betty

      The Bachelor Scientology style.

      • Baby

        “Broke Mind controlled Slave ”
        …………………………………..

        Looking only for rich whale that will pay my way up the bridge..

    • WhiteCentauress

      I would pay not to see that.

      • Kestrel

        And they would accept your money, along with your contact information.

  • Vaquera

    Clears (Where everybody knows your status)
    Little Org on the Alley
    47 Minutes
    LR Huffenstuff
    The Secret Life of the Scientology Teenager
    Davey and Tommy’s Sad-In
    33765
    My So-Called Billion Year Life

  • Couch_Incident

    “Bates Motel, Clearwater”

  • Mockingbird

    Me and my silencer.

    If he dies, he dies.

    Where’s Shelly ?

    SCOHB

  • Tommy Prophet

    Thus begins the most not-watched channel ever to exist.
    You can lead a seeker to blather, but you can’t make him suck it up.

  • Mockingbird

    Occult sex orgies with Jack Parsons.

  • Mockingbird

    Gay coversion therapy featuring Mike Pence and a Sarge special E meter ! It will be electrifying !

  • OOkpik

    I’m waiting to see “The Rice is Tight” where RPFers must compete in the Ideal Plunder Dome to see who gets to eat each night.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Hilarious! Meanwhile, hundreds of SPs get together in their ideal underground Punder Dome to unmercifully savage this killer cult’s SuMP aspirations…the fun could go on for days!

      Sad Sacks beyond Punder Dome

  • Mockingbird

    Crazy people doing crazy things. Just film students doing TRs and objectives.

  • Couch_Incident

    “Kate Plus OT8”

    • Jimmy3

      Elegantly simple, yet fulfilling. A delicious snark.

      • Couch_Incident

        Octomom?

        • Jimmy3

          Could try it, but I think we’re missing a few tentacles.

  • Vaquera

    Disconnected Family Affair
    My Three Thetans
    Saved by the E-Meter

    Enough. I’ll try to curb my enthusiasm.

  • Liberated

    Hemet Witch Project

    Last scene…Davey standing in a corner staring at twigs.

  • Scienfeld

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    OT Eight is Enough.

    • Liberated

      lol

  • DangDadgummit

    “The Red Badge of Entheta”

  • So many delicious entheta ideas, Spectrum should donate a channel to The Bunker.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Soooo many possibilities, none of which lil davey and his pie-face minions are going to appreciate one little bit!

      Clampire of the Sun

      My Favorite Thetan

      From Clear to Eternity

      • Baby

        Clear to Eternity.. Is the CLEAR winner here Harp..

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    the Naked Thetan

  • Mystery Scientology Theater 3,000,000 (they like to exaggerate their numbers a bit)

  • OOkpik

    Dr. Shill

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    What’s My Crime

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    To Tell The Truth

  • 3feetback-of-COS

    $cientology Jeopardy, where contestants have to figure out a saying from Hubbard.

  • OOkpik

    The Orifice with David Miscavige

    • daisy

      LRH has THE Orifice

  • Mick Roberts
    • Nice.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Dick Dallas ??

      Ya know, from the 80’s Dynasty ; Dallas; maybe?

      • Kestrel

        I’ve been called worse.

  • daisy

    Psycho

  • SpongeCob SquareHead
    (eti alternative suggestion: SpongeCob SmallPants)

    that’s it. i’m out. l8r y’all!

  • Liberated

    Broke Back Whale..

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Sweet burn!

  • Couch_Incident

    Camelot Castle Motel Hell

  • Observer

    The Scarlet Pimperpope

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Looks like everybody missed out on the big event at the Valley Ideal Org today. Trust me, there was plenty of room if you had wanted to come and look around. (And no refreshments were offered to this visitor.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c022ec90196b765762651a53d3b8e48ce22d7af20ca0ffc34034505da8114c6.jpg

    • daisy

      Oh but I watched Jenna*s new show. Awful just awful. I explained she was a scientologist , mom wanted to see it anyway. She thought it was awful too.

      • Baby

        OH yay you took the bullet for us Daisy dukes.. Poor Mom.. So that will be cancelled soon..

      • Taffy Sinclair

        The premise looked straight-up degradedbeing. You know!

        A grown bitch w/ an imaginary fiend? I mean, friend? So lame.

        • daisy

          I kinda liked Dahrma and Greg , so I thought maybe it would be cute.I wasn*t going to watch but my mom thought it might be good. Boy was she wrong. She owes me a documentary.

    • Baby

      How many were there D ? Other than staff..

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        No one. I mean, absolutely NO ONE other than staff. It was weird.

        • Baby

          Wow.. So glad you were there to observe the Demise of the Con..
          How eerie D..

    • ombrifuge

      They forgot to mention the compulsory personality test.

    • Kestrel

      4 to 6pm? Isn’t that the middle of rush hour in LA? Why not 7-9?

  • Couch_Incident

    Flip or Flop: The Ideal Orgs

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Flop ’em all!

      • Baby

        ALL

        • Liberated

          Do you think Jason Beghe reads the bunker?

          • Baby

            Well Of course Lib.. It’s the only game in town.. xo

  • Baby

    I haven’t had time to go through all of them.. Has this been mentioned?

    ” Walking Dead. “

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Do I have to salute that dog? Is he Sea Org, like lil’ Davey’s are?

    • <3

    • Taffy Sinclair

      And penisless

      • Taffy Sinclair

        You think I’m kidding! Any dude who needs to beat the crap outta dudes twice his size, AND have them salute his mini-doggies truly has either height envy, or penis envy. My vote is for BOTH!!

        • iampissed

          And least we forget….WHERE’S SHELLY!

          • Taffy Sinclair

            Yr Goddamn right!! I don’t care how indoctrinated she is & how badly she wants to stay @ Twin Peaks. Give her the chance to talk to detectives ALONE!!!

    • Baby

      HAHHAHA good one Duck..

      Little Rue baby.. but taller than Miscavige..

    • iampissed

      Nice

  • Rage_Nosebleed

    Hopefully the final show before they go off the air: I Almost Got Away With It

  • Gerard Plourde

    Not showing up on Comcast, though.

  • Scientology leader David Miscavige ups offer for aquarium property before Clearwater vote on land deal

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/scientology-leader-david-miscavige-ups-offer-for-aquarium-property-before/2318489

    /

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Don’t do it Clearwater, not for any price. Show some fortitude and stay with your original plan. Accepting the cult’s predictable and crass inflated “offer” will only bring more misery down the road. Do the RIGHT THING.

    • EmmaDaoust

      Could the City buy the lot from the aquarium, and then sell it to the cult themselves, gawd forbid?

  • Mick Roberts

    About to go to bed, but just one last image for everyone who participated in today’s snark-fest……good night.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f292dd2550fc2dfd8025a957611b0e2cbacd8a597049b948dde36c107f55962b.jpg

    • WhiteCentauress

      AWESOME!

    • daisy

      Very good

    • Stolen

      • WhiteCentauress

        ??

        • to be used elsewhere on the interwebz

          • WhiteCentauress

            Phew. I thought you meant he stole it from you. Good to know. 😉👍

            • yeah! 🙂 saw that… just a bad habit i have. I steal things from the bunker and post it somewhere else

    • Taffy Sinclair

      I must say… eL Con Chubbzy is an ugly sommabitch!!

    • GrangerFX

      “There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.”

      • John Prince

        “..but if You miss, You’d better miss very well!”

  • PeaceMaker

    Speaking of scientologists and TV shows, I just decided to check in on how Jenna Elfman’s new TV show Imaginary Mary is doing. The reviews are not kind, though what I saw focused mostly on the premise of the show, and the failure to pull it off. But I also saw some preview clips, and I have to say that Elfman looks rather bizarre when she is reacting to situations, somewhere between haunted and demonic – I wonder if she is currently stuck on OT VII auditing BTs or something. As I’ve noted previously, Scientology seems to make actors worse, and Elfman is yet another one who got some recognition for her acting early in her career, but who hasn’t even been nominated for any major industry awards in a long time, since she got into Scientology seriously.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      The premise looks lamer than David Miscarriage’s height…. and that, my friends, is LAME!!!!

    • Marshall

      Maybe someone who was in can answer this for me. I know that celebrities are treated differently but we know that Scion always states you pull something in – does anyone inside (including themselves) ever acknowledge that Jenna hasn’t had a successful series for years, that Tom has three failed marraiges, that kirsty has a mountain of issues? Do celebs get audited and try to “fix” things those failures or it just ignored? Do scions ever think that to themselves but never share out of fear? I just really struggle with the cognitive dissonance.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      I’ve read the first season has cancelled three episodes. Doesn’t look good.

      • PeaceMaker

        A while back, the original order for 13 episodes was cut to 9, presumably because the network saw how weak the show was going to be. At this point, the show is just filler for the rest of the season. I did a quick check, and I don’t see that there have been any new cuts, but if I’ve missed something, let us know.

  • outraged

    Why does Spectrum get away with allowing Scientology a slot?
    Time-Warner needs to be called out for letting Miscavige have his voice.
    Like Disney doing a comedy about Vladimir Putin. It’s fucked up.

    • Kestrel

      Are you kidding? I want this train wreck to unfold!

      • nateht

        Yes! Scientology can’t fill a :20 minute promotional video without looking like a gaudy money-grubbing fraud. I’d say 24 hours a day of Scientology baloney will be the wedge that topples them over the cliff. This channel will be the most massive train wreck of the last 50 billion years.

  • Observer
    • Kestrel

      You can tell she feels safe, because everybody knows storm troopers can’t hit the side of a barn.

    • The tiniest Star Wars fan.

    • Rasha

      I’ll be honest. I see shooping there. Just sayin’. The lighting, the shadows, the trading cards that are only 1.5 inches in length…. Doesn’t look right.

      • stanrogers

        There’s nothing at all wrong with the lighting or the shadows. And again, it seems that nobody knows how to “read” a picture taken with a wide-angle lens. Make the picture full-screen (or at least full-sized in a separate tab/window), then put your eye where the camera would have to have been. On my 23-inch 1920×1080 monitor, that’s about 12cm/5″ from the centre of the screen.

        • Rasha

          They just don’t usually put minuscule infants, about the size of a stormtrooper’s helmet (the wide angle didn’t shrink anything else), in adult gurneys with no apparent medical reason (no oxygen, no monitoring…), surrounded by tiny trading cards, then let them be in contact with the plastic costumes of actors….

          Just saying. I think this is creative shooping.

          And to me, the lighting is still not right. Hey – just me, but I’m still calling shoop. I seem to remember a story of a kid who was visited by troopers, but it wasn’t this pic…. I have to find it, now. Not trying to be a jerk or anything, just stating my view.

          • stanrogers

            Again, look at the picture from where the camera was. Seriously – put one eye where the camera must have been. She’s further away that any of the helmets. Yes, children do show up on gurneys in hospitals. She’s little, but she’s hardly microscopic. No, the trading cards aren’t unusually small. You’re looking at things from a point of view that cannot exist in the real world unless you put your eye in the right place (very close to the picture), then basing your assessment of what you see on everyday expectations that simply don’t apply.

            Why is it so damned hard for people to try things?

            • Rasha

              ok

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Or is just they are really big?

      • stanrogers

        Well, she ain’t huge. But the wide-angle lens almost at the foot of the bed means that the closest stormtrooper is only about two feet away and looks a little larger than life, yes.

  • Taffy Sinclair

    Nightmare on Elm Street??

    NO!

    Nightmare on 210 S Ft Harrison Ave

  • Argentine Comedian In Trouble For Calling Scientology A ‘Cult’ On Twitter

    “But actress and comedian Malena Pichot found herself up against from The National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism this week. The leader of the Argentine Church of Scientology filed a formal complaint citing defamation after statements made by Pichot went public.”

    http://basi-spanish.com/argentine-comedian-in-trouble-for-calling-scientology-a-cult-on-twitter-ba/

    • WhiteCentauress

      They call people “bigots”, “apostates”, “squirrels”, “Nazis”, and worse. They probably don’t have actual grounds for a lawsuit, and by definition they are a cult. FAIL!

    • This is at least somewhat serious. The Church of Scientology filed the complaint with the National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism, which is a state agency of the Government of Argentina. Wikipedia explains:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Institute_Against_Discrimination,_Xenophobia_and_Racism

      * * * * * BEGIN EXCERPT * * * * *

      The National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (Spanish: Instituto Nacional contra la Discriminación, la Xenofobia y el Racismo, aka INADI) is a state agency of the Government of Argentina (answerable to the Ministry of Justice, Security and Human Rights) which is charged with receiving complaints and pursuing charges against citizens accused of acts of discrimination or hatred. Created in 1995 by Federal Law 24515, INADI is considered one of Argentina’s National human rights institutions.

      * * * * * END EXCERPT * * * * *

  • Prediction: Kuba Ka will be on Leah’s Second season and Joy Villa will try too.

    • Uhhh postulates postulates! Not sure about Joy, she wont be allowed

    • If anyone has a refined bullshit detector, it’s Leah. I’ll be surprised if he makes the cut.

      • I think Kuba is still a kid in heart and is sincere. But I am a bit gullible.

        • stanrogers

          So’s he, if it’s any consolation.

        • You’re a bit big-hearted is what you are. And that’s a good thing. I just know the theatrical mind and heart. I was on stage from the time I was six until I was about 20, when I realized I really didn’t have the stomach for success in theater. I’ve spent the last 25 years in branding and marketing, so maybe I’m too cynical. Time will tell.

        • You’re a bit big-hearted is what you are. Don’t change that for anything.

        • Sine qua non

          I agree he’d make an interesting interviewee. However he is a bit offbeat, shall we say, and I think there are others who have suffered far more under Scientology who are ahead of him in line to be on the show.

      • GrangerFX

        Perhaps if she does a comedy episode?

  • They really try everything: “Ahmadiyya Muslim Ladies from Carshalton visit Saint Hill Church of Scientology to improve Interfaith relations” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b0651963dcdab9bf747a89c2a3e78d90830fdccbe2d2e39a3a299762d9f6470.png

    • WhiteCentauress

      Oh, those skin-tight blue polyester pants are not a good look for her.

      • She could take a ride on the polyester lions

        • Sine qua non

          I think the lions are resin, not polyester.

    • daisy

      Hugs always relevant.

    • iampissed

      I need that…Thanks Dodo.

    • Juicer77

      Thanks.

  • iampissed

    Really off topic and I hope Tony will let it slid.

    I redact myself.

    • iampissed

      Yes I am truly PISSED at the treatment from Chase and Mariott who brands with such scum.

      • iampissed

        Sorry Tony feel free to delete. I won’t hold it against you.

        • iampissed

          First time I have upvote myself.

        • Taffy Sinclair

          You should never be deleted, no matter what you say!!! I’ve been there,

    • Liberated

      I didn’t know your dad was in CO$…I’m so sorry.

      • iampissed

        He wasn’t…Im venting.

    • daisy

      UUgg Sorry you are having this trouble. Sometimes I think they take advantage of people at their most vulnerable.

      • Liberated

        It’s not sometimes….it’s all the time.
        That’s their mo.

        • iampissed

          Yea …I have a greater understanding how it works.

      • iampissed

        Thanks daisy, most have been wonderful. Just not Chase and he was a Marriott time share
        Owner and they hitch there wagon there.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      hunny, you are loved by me. never be ashamed for xpresing yrself!!

    • Jimmy3

      Please don’t give this guy any money

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Most likely a Chase not a Marriot issue. I was told by Chase in order to get the money out of my loved one’s acct. I’d have to open up a checking acct. Odd as the acct. was in Ca. and I lived in Seattle. Still no bank is worse than bad ol’ Bank of America. Evil assholes.

      • MostEthicalPimp

        Good Old BofA, Bank of Abuse.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          I went in to put some money into a friend’s acct. the other day and they asked. “We see you don’t have an acct. here would you like to open one?” After five minutes of me explaining why I’d never open one there I feared he was going to call security. Ruined and tormented numerous lives.

      • iampissed

        Yea a lot like getting your money on account out of you know who.

  • Liberated

    Katie Holmes is on tonight show.
    She’s so pretty and happy…and she has regular work, more so than her ex.
    Suck it davey. People seem to do so much better in life when they disconnect from you.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      She played a bizarre character on Ray Donavan. Didn’t realize her acting had so much range.

      • Liberated

        I know, it was kinda weird.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Dark and something was the matter with her jaw. Did you notice that? A nervous tick or something.

          • Liberated

            Yeah, she had braces…it was commented on in the show.
            I never quite got why. Maybe it was to make her character look vulnerable, she was the bad guy’s daughter.

            • Todd Tomorrow

              I thought she had braces in real life and they were trying to cover them up in the series.

  • ExCult.Jan

    Dental Makeover
    Gullible Island
    No View
    Cult Survivor

    • Todd Tomorrow

      “Coming up on the next, Escape From Int. Base. More geriatric has beens FAIL. After having impure thought about crimes”

  • MostEthicalPimp

    Must Cringe TV

  • MostEthicalPimp

    How many TB of storage do you think I should order to archive this for future generations?

    • iampissed

      Do you have titanium.

      • GrangerFX

        Steel. Our father who art in bunker will want you to know they use steel discs stored in a titanium container.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    You know how they quit using real clams in their promo vids since so many people blow? I wonder if they’ll stick to that format. Guess they’ll be employing a lot from Central Casting. I’ve heard that they give the wogs a script and say “Act like you’ve just won a million dollars” then they have them read all about their insipid wins.

    • TheMirrorThetan

      They didn’t seem to be having a lot of luck with central casting.
      They had to advertise multiple times and up the pay rate.
      Plus it is not like it will open doors having that on your resume. LOL.

  • anonsparrow

    Todd this the real deal. Kirstie Alley explicitly used caps locks to make known she is REAL 1.

  • Liberated

    March 30…today is Eric Clapton’s birthday.

    • anonsparrow

      So many amazing songs..

    • ReallyMGM

      Clapton is GOD.

    • gtsix

      Such a racist.

  • anonsparrow
  • anonsparrow

    where the shadows run from themselves..

  • GrangerFX

    The SUMP theme song:
    Working at the brain wash (oh oh, yeah yeah)
    At the brain wash, yeah (ooh, yeah yeah)
    At the brain wash (sing it with me now)
    Working at brain wash, yeah

  • anonsparrow

    Hey Shoopsters.. Need your help here..

    My whole family got killed in Mosul and all I got was this stupid t-shirt.

  • anonsparrow

    Right outside your door..

  • anonsparrow

    My whole family got killed in Mosul. And America did what?

    • anonsparrow

      We watched football.

      • anonsparrow

        Or golf or whatever.

  • anonsparrow

    How dare I question our US forces risking their lives to protect our lives!! How dare I?

  • anonsparrow

    Thanks for asking.. I don’t think that our military, god bless them, are on the same page.

  • anonsparrow

    Fuck you I won’t do what you tell me.

  • anonsparrow

    It would be a different story if one our families got bomed and killed.. Or myabe not… Patriots are a dying breed.

  • anonsparrow

    sorry for shitting up the whole thread..

  • anonsparrow

    love free speech though.. love it alot

  • anonsparrow

    I can’t say enough how I love free speech: cunt bitch bastard shit etc.

  • anonsparrow

    So no nothing..

    Hmm..

  • anonsparrow

    Whole family killed.

  • anonsparrow

    Oh I’m sorry was that your family?

  • anonsparrow

    it’s necesary to keep america safe.

  • flyonthewhale

    I remember when I had my first watered down beer too

  • Newiga

    Show Segment Idea: Vulgar Potty-mouth Tweets with Kirstie Alley (Think Jimmy Fallon’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets)

  • mrssandoval

    We’ve had an outage of Xfinity in our area, so I wasn’t able to comment this morning; however, will this channel be on basic cable packages, or will it be a sorta add-on-for-a-small fee channel? I’m actually quite horrified by this.

    Children may watch this, and especially children who are at-risk may find this especially appealing. This is why this crazy bullshit cult’s new channel is so egregious!

    First off, who calls drugs “street psychiatric drugs”? No psychiatrist would prescribe cocaine, heroin, PCP, LSD, etc. I’ve heard street drugs and I’ve heard psychotropic drugs, but never street psychiatric. Is this their not-so-subtle jab at psychiatry?

    I’m afraid that with the success of Going Clear, Leah Remini, TO’s constant updates that are picked up by major media outlets, this may cause people to watch out of curiosity. This shit gets into the heads of vulnerable, disillusioned, disenfranchised people, the consequences will be dire. I’m especially concerned for rebellious teens.

    Last, I’m all for freedom of speech, and in times like this, I always think of Larry Flynt’s quote “The 1st Amendment doesn’t protect speech you like; it protects speech you don’t like.” There has to be a loophole where a dangerous and deranged dictator cannot harangue on tv. Furthermore, his abused flock cannot recruit new abusees (yes, I know that’s not a word.) This programming will be shits and giggles for most, including myself, but I’m also afraid of its actual broadcast reaching the wrong people.

    I truly think this is their answer to all of the negative press they’ve received, but this is all at the hands of themselves. If they didn’t commit every single felonious human rights abuse in the book, this backlash would’ve never happen. In my opinion, this backlash is way overdue.

  • mrssandoval

    Oh and there’s an article on the DailyMail.co.uk about the first female high-powered exec. She’s not a scientologist, but is an apologist and a sympathizer for batshit insane Tom Cruise.

  • Markthehungarian

    There is NO way this channel stays on the air for more than 1 month. Tele-evangelist stations are already horrific. A Scientology version is going to be absolutely hilarious. Pure, stoner TV. Although even high I think the hippy crowd will be unable to last more than 5 minutes.

    Actually, that could be a great game. How many minutes can you handle before you must either a) turn off, or b) throw up? Over-unders, anyone?

    • Markthehungarian

      Surely this channel will be nothing more than fodder for “the Daily Show” and others of that ilk.

    • I believe the channel will stay on for a long time for a reason I believe nobody has discussed yet – the IRS. As Mike Rinder has repeatedly explained, the Church of Scientology has an IRS problem regarding excess accumulated funds. To date, the COS has dealt with that issue by buying buildings in which to deliver religious services. This had the advantage that nothing was really lost – the COS retained the economic value of the real estate. That strategy may not continue to be viable. I’m not sure the COS could get away with buying a building to deliver religious services in an area where there are no Scientologists. How many more buildings can the COS credibly buy?

      Spending the money on a TV channel to prosyltize is perfectly appropriate under IRS regs, and makes sense when you consider they have to spend money on *something.* It also serves the purpose of internal propaganda if little else. Plus, the channel May snag some of the uninformed.

  • Richard

    And now we present Marcab Stand-up comedy hour in Marcabian

    Hddoe hfdyeein meyrrbsdldf kdfjdgdwtei ngfgjtpru Ron Hubbard?
    Mdsjhfgiur dsteirp shsddwey alsufr dbd Mary Sue!!!

    *Canned laughter*

    • Newiga

      xD

  • The way I understand this, having thought about it, is that Miscavige has promised Scientologists that he is going to buy a house (a permanent TV channel) and has actually managed to get a few weeks cheap in a hotel (a block of time on a cable channel).

    It’s the same kind of trick that he does with the Superbowl advertisements – pretend it’s an expensive national ad, but save a lot of money by only buying slots in local markets (where the Scientologists just happen to be concentrated).

    The question is, will this channel stumble on, from cheap provider to cheap provider, or will he exploit the slots that he has to impress the whales, declare the ‘experiment’ a success and then move the whole thing online promising that it will return as a permanent, national channel when enough money has been raised.

    He may be deluded enough to think it will work. After all, he is reported to have loved “Battlefield Earth” – until the reviews started coming in. However, I really can’t see how ‘broadcasting to the world’ (well… making Scientology content available to a large chunk of the US) is viable because they are forbidden from talking about what they believe.

    All they have is easily falsified claims about their front groups – which is going to get real old real fast, and be exposed and ridiculed .

    I’m betting that once those slots are used up, the CofS won’t book any more but announce future ‘expansion’ (which never happens) instead.

    • I disagree for the IRS related reasons I discuss a few comments down, sorting by newest, plus an additional reason. Internal politics. Once DM has established a “channel,” he can’t remove it. Not once it is going, and after raising all that money for SMP.

      DM wouldn’t get away with shutting it down to “expand” it. When they do the Ideal Orgs, they do NOT close an Org before they have opened the new building.

      • He could buy time now again, when it was cheap (so that the ‘station’ was off the air far more than it was on) and use that spotty availability to justify an appeal for money to buy a permanent channel.

        That’s the same kind of tactic as allowing Ideal Org buildings to rot away while money to ‘renovate’ them is endlessly collected, with no intention of actually doing so in the foreseeable future.

        Whenever donations started to flag, he could buy a little more time and promise a permanent channel was just over the horizon.

        Miscavige loves to raise money for things because he diverts most of it, and he loves to open new facilities. However, he does not like to to do his supposed job, and actually run going concerns – because he doesn’t know how to create them.

        He put off opening the ‘super power’ building for decades and was finally forced to open it by external pressures. Overnight, that project ceased to yield an income and became a liability. I can’t see why he won’t try to pull the same con with a media channel.

        The IRS argument is good – but we’re talking about DM here. Nobody expected SMP to go ‘on air’ at all and (considering Miscavige’s dysfunctional approach to any project) content might not even be ‘ideal’ in time to fill the purchased slots. I could see him letting the opportunity pass, because it wasn’t up to his standards.

  • MostEthicalPimp

    One thing, I wanted to point out is why/how Spectrum is able/willing to provide a channel to Co$.This is because Spectrum will only “broadcast it” to you when you tune in to it. It is sort of like streaming but using the cable network and cable boxes. So it isn’t really taking a usable channel away from the cable company. A lot of small interest channels have been moved over to this streaming via cableboxes inorder to free up more bandwidth for cable internet. Good news you won’t have that Entheta on your lines if you don’t request. eehehe.

    • So this will only work for a minority channel with a small number of viewers because there is limited bandwidth in this arrangement by design.

      Miscavige is telling Scientologists that this channel will reach the mass market and revive Scientology recruitment – but he knows (and anyone can see for themselves) that it’s a minority channel which can’t do that. However, it’s more than enough for the Scientologists who are the only people he actually expects to watch.

      Even Miscavige does’nt believe in his own statements.

  • TheMirrorThetan

    They are feeding the baby right now and you can see the beak of the second one coming out the egg.
    http://www.dceaglecam.org/

    EDIT: Just finished, sorry.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/630618bc2a5ce1f9c399204bdff639a41f4f31a01d850fda6886a94cc03bb39b.png

  • Jgg2012

    The station’s theme song should be “Slappy Days are Here Again”.

  • Gus_Cox

    They’re gonna need a cooking show. I suggest:

    Elron Chef
    Mystery Ingredient: Rice and Beans. Every episode.

    • Ann B Watson

      Thank you Gus. Miss Ann can dish out those rice and beans Fast! & a Brilliant idea! ❤️

  • denise

    Time to Boycott Spectrum and find alternative cable access or satelite tv..???

  • denise

    Maybe this is why Kirstie is and always has been a B or C list actress…It has been downhill for her since the 80’s

  • madame duran

    Let me get this straight:
    Scientology isn’t planning to set up its own media network from scratch (which was the impression I got from Scientology’s announcements. A set-up similar to what Christian broadcasters have done in America). It will operate under the umbrella of the established Time-Warner (Spectrum)? Does that mean the cult gets to bypass the need for a broadcast license and only has to worry about producing content?

    Lame.
    Anyway, I’m still waiting for the talk to stop and the walk to start.

  • Leon G. Aguirre

    Can’t wait for SMP’s special miniseries, ” Mission Earth” volume 1 ” the Invaders plan”, and the other 9 volumes” .

  • Dave Reams

    “Kyminasi Pipe” … Oh what a charming mistranslation from Italian (or more likely from Chinese). No Flaggio! A pipe is used for piping. What you have there is a hose which is used for hosing people.

  • Miyega ESEKA

    If they can just air a Shelly Miscavige story
    To compete with Leah Remini show..