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Scientology’s casting calls get nuttier all the time. Who would you hire to fill them?

 
From time to time, our tipsters send us casting notices for Scientology films and commercials, which never fail to make us chuckle.

Marc Headley has explained to us that in the past, it was more common for Scientology to use its own people to star in its many audiovisual presentations. Headley could look at a goofy instructional film produced in the 1990s and tell you the names and backgrounds of everyone you see on screen.

But then a mass exodus of church members included a lot of Sea Org employees, and that caused a problem for many of the films Scientology had on the shelf. What can you do when Larry Anderson, the star of “Orientation,” walks out and then demands a refund? And what a pain it must have been to reshoot the “Book One” film after losing its narrator, Michael Fairman.

(We happened to see the reshoot on that movie — with Andreas Heldal-Lund, of all people — and they had replaced Fairman with a guy who only appeared to be in his 50s. When he talked about what it was like to hang out with L. Ron Hubbard in the 1940s, it just did not compute.)

The obvious solution to the problem of reshooting films because they were filled with escapees was to start hiring non-Scientologists for the roles. And that’s how Scientology began putting out constant casting calls. One of our tipsters sent us over all of the current ones, just for fun…

 




 
So hey, it’s Saturday. Let’s have some fun. Provide us some head shots for the poor beleaguered Scientology casting agent to get these roles filled. Who would you like to see crying on camera or being a “friendly investigator?”

 
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Scientology’s anti-drug front in schools, and Google’s complicity

Gary Baum has a good piece at The Hollywood Reporter about some Santa Monica parents who stood up to a Scientology front group getting access to their kids. They caused a stink about the Foundation for a Drug-Free World holding assemblies at Santa Monica High School, and the administration then took action to prevent the sneaky front from continuing its incursion.

Baum called us up for a quote, which we were happy to give, and we wanted to show him how this is a longstanding strategy for Scientology and its front groups. In New York City, for example, Drug-Free World has been getting access to city schools and the vaunted NYPD for years and years. And for doing so, Queens dentist Bernard Fialkoff and his daughter Meghan were recently given the Church of Scientology’s highest honor, the Freedom Medal…

 

 
We gathered up a few links about the Fialkoffs for Baum, and that’s when we noticed that no matter what combination of terms we entered into a Google search, we couldn’t find our story about how Meghan Fialkoff was profiled by Refinery29 in a flattering article that gave her an assumed name.

In other words, Scientology’s collaborator, Google, had once again de-indexed one of our stories about the church without any notice to us or without telling us why.

Hey, Google. How about at least letting us know what you found objectionable in that completely legitimate story about a website, Refinery29, helping to promote Scientology’s infiltration of New York City’s schools with the use of sneaky front groups?

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

The Nation of Islam’s first female Clear, Nayyirah Muhammad, flanked by two of Scientology’s celebrities, Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley, at last night’s Dianetics Day event at the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida. (May 9 is actually Dianetics Day, celebrating the anniversary of the first publication of L. Ron Hubbard’s book Dianetics on May 9, 1950.) Well, if there was ever a photo signifying the cooperation of these two nutty groups, this might be it. And thank you to Rod Keller for finding it.

 

 
Another shot from last night’s celebration, with huckster Alfreddie Johnson on the right…

 

 
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Countdown to Denver!

 

 
HowdyCon 2017: Denver, June 23-25 at the Residence Inn Denver City Center. Go here to start making your plans, and book your room soon!

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,749 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,852 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,346 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,386 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,098 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 624 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,713 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,853 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,173 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,148 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 504 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,806 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 913 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,315 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,188 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 769 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,274 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,518 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,627 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 13, 2017 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

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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  • davegrille

    Why did the COS have to put out a casting call? Couldn’t they have drafted Sea Org victims?

    • Science Doc

      They defect, and then the video is problematic.

      • davegrille

        That may be true ,but the COS has a lot of videos and graphics with defected members.

    • Jeb Burton

      Where are they going to find young attractive co-ed on date? No Scientologist I’ve ever seen.

      • davegrille

        There are some attractive girls —just don’t look into their eyes!

  • J. Swift

    When asked what she had for breakfast last Monday, the Nation of Islam’s first female Clear Nayyirah Muhammad was unable to recall.

  • Kaarli Makela

    I can’t wait to see this block-buster … I mean … bunch of little firecrackers! lol

    • Sherbet

      But when firecracks don’t go off, they’re considered duds. I think I’ve made my point here.

      • Kaarli Makela

        A whole lot of fizzle, hardly any sizzle! lol

  • OOkpik
    • Observer

      Perfect!

    • balletlady

      Whaddaya MEAN “there was a mistake in the book & I have to start all over again”……

    • MarcabExpat

      Today’s winner, right here, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Mick Roberts

    OT: Busy today, but saw someone (or some account) on Twitter followed me named PanDeterminism and thought this was interesting. Now, I only got on Twitter to keep up with some folks talking about Scientology (I know no one personally that I follow on Twitter, except one old friend of mine).

    Here’s the strange part. I checked out this account and it states “Stop incitement of bigotry and hate crimes. Secure #FreedomOfReligion for all. We BLOCK bigoted accounts.” All well and good, but as you can see, the most recent retweet was from that Stand League attack site. And this account retweets all kinds of propaganda from CofS.

    I found it ironic that I am being followed as opposed to being “BLOCK”-ed, since I’m pretty sure I would be classified as a “bigot” by CofS, according to their thin-skinned definition of the word. For the record, I am not a bigot (in the true meaning of the word), but if, according to them, a “bigot” is someone who absolutely detests the abusive and manipulative practices of this so-called “church”, then I’ll proudly wear that label.

    Just curious why this person/group would follow a “bigot” (as defined by them) like me, especially by the tweets I’ve put out there criticizing the practices of CofS and its front groups. Anyone know anything about this account (like is it just another JAW/GemTheTwit account that is just a paid propagandist for the “church”)? Just curious….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de6233215fdb4e5702ff670875450a0b90da1ae24e973610a6b27ab6d6459578.png

    • Science Doc

      Number of tweets is a easily measured stat for some miserable geriatric Sea Orger in the HGB with a severely restricted networked device.

    • WhiteCentauress

      Well, the1,881 followers looks legit. πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ˜

      • Mick Roberts

        A bunch more than I have! I need to create a bunch of sock accounts to get my “stats” up! πŸ˜‰

        • WhiteCentauress

          I was talked into joining, but it’s been fun so far. The only one I’ve blocked is Alanzo because he’s bashing Tony Ortega and the Bunkeroos. Why he would want to follow me, I have no clue.

          • Mick Roberts

            Alanzo followed me too (for some reason).

            • WhiteCentauress

              He’s following about three thousand people, if I remember correctly.

            • yes… he is busy… trying to build up a base. But typical starters as it don’t work that way. Just waste of time. There are tools out there to analyze a follower base for any realistic value. They all Fail.

          • Your learning fast he he…

    • pluvo

      “Bigot” is their main slogan to label all critics. It’s the substitute for “SP” which they use internally.

    • Liberated

      Tell him to stop being so glib…or maybe just ignore him.

    • He follows us all…and i send him a DM asking him the same questions you ask here. Telling him that we are not that stupid. No answer! Blocked that account. Good you are raising the flag here. And notice how to find those Scio accounts – Scroll down on their Follow/Following lists and you will find a whole bunch of Arabic speaking Accounts (no offence) But really?

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    SMP is now casting for Ballet of the BT’s. Starring John Travolta, this ballet puts the OT experience to dance in a daring way. Must be classically trained in ballet and be able to give or receive oversize IAS trophies while performing an arabesque or other ballet moves.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0c777b1438a5a8317c27198f50eb4f50547515ce2895e4cb7149e48a5dc90685.png

    • Observer

      This pic makes me throw up in my mouth a little

      • Sherbet

        It makes Travolta weep.

        • Observer

          Those days are long gone, thank Xenu

          • Sherbet

            The whole disco/leotard/ballet thing: Goodbye. But Travolta’s body, wow, even with airbrushing. He’ll never get that back again. Or his hair.

            • Observer

              As with Tom Cruise, I never found him attractive, even in his heyday.

            • Sherbet

              Block out his head and give him some points for gym work, though. However, Cruise — block out his head AND his body, muffle his mouth, toss out his height-building shoes, etc. etc. I won’t stop you.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Seeking older male and younger female leads to play Scientology fundraisers and PR hacks. Couple must be able to project unsettling and disturbing undertones of incest as they are never seen apart.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df10a7a05cde1a9239bd8185103e7dd074a26db757590585e033395575f437fa.jpg

    • WhiteCentauress

      Ewwww..synchronized podium leaning, too.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        The male lead wears a belt that does not fit properly. There are other subtle outpoints with these two characters.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/807391aa37044bfc5e82f2d777236f357e3594ed1ab05da6ff24f261e8b2c082.jpg

        • Liberated

          And some not so subtle.
          Nice canker sore on the middle guy…eewwww !

          • Kari Harris

            Spinal Tap flashbacks…..lololol

          • WhiteCentauress

            Herpes Virus usually….no joke.

        • balletlady

          The belt is so loose probably due to some weight loss….a diet consisting of mostly orice & beans will do that I would imagine.

          • J. Swift

            Why blame it on rice & beans when cancer is a more plausible explanation for an OT?

    • Harpoona Frittata

      When they’re not being honored for their thetanic efforts on the Cherch’s behalf, this father/daughter duo form a dynamic dental dynasty that’s destined to finally boom $cn (47X!) like never before!

      The secret of their success?

      “Family togetherness,” they both exclaim at the same time. Of course…we should have known: “The family that drills together, stays together!”

      That’s doing it the Scientology Way!

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        “Read it, drill it, do it!” she screamed during a steamy shower scene.

        • WhiteCentauress

          That’s a lot of “ewwwwww’s” in one day for me.

      • OOkpik

        The family that drills together, shills together.
        FIFY

        • Harpoona Frittata

          Even better!

    • balletlady

      Noticed HIS fingers are “splayed out” just like you know who? Is this a requirement when someone is about to spew forth some nonsensical drivel?????

  • WhiteCentauress
    • Be nice, this man just may be the one who gets pissed off enough to pull it’s untouchable status.

    • daisy

      perfect

  • OOkpik
  • WhiteCentauress

    I saw JAW tweeting about his volcano cake…..went to see…. reminds me of this..πŸ’© Not this…πŸŒ‹

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aafef54f77f2f75435c936a648875678a4be4ac68096ed3283b1c8ac3e36a0be.png

    • Observer

      A Dianetics pustule cake, more like.

      • WhiteCentauress

        I started to describe it like that, but didn’t want you throwing up again. It’s just so like Scientology, they think it’s the greatest and WOG’s realize it looks like “A Dianetics pustule cake.” (Still laughing.)

        EDITED TO SAY: It does serve its purpose of honoring Hubbard, who was himself a “Giant Pustule.”

      • Sherbet

        Thank you, Jefferson Hawkins. Blech.

    • Spackle Motion

      Looks like someone has really painful hemorrhoids.

    • I really wonder what goes on inside his head! Imagine what a Psychiatrist could analyze from that picture alone!

      • Supper Powers

        I want a sociologist to analyze the Bunker community.

        • I thought of that

          • Supper Powers

            Nuh uh! I thought of it first!!!

            • For years i have though about this place was like a magnet to Psychology students who take notes. Ha!

            • Supper Powers

              It is definitely a living laboratory.

            • Liberated

              I don’t know about the rest of you…but I consider the bunker “therapy”
              Sure helped me…it’s good to know that I wasn’t the only one who has been harmed by this cult.
              I think one of the best things a person can do is be around like-minded people.

        • WhiteCentauress

          JAW just did…see my post to Dice.

        • ExCult.Jan

          Thanks!

      • WhiteCentauress

        I am going to enjoy trolling the crap out of him now. It may involve cake. My grandson just left, so I’m headed to the computer. And I’m angry, real angry.

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/57ef42790fc9999fc0aebc2419c33aacabfe3c0b8231a96d6d464e5867cf1425.png

        • Baby

          Tony is still handsome.

          JAW .. just shut your pie hole.. you are just creepy on so many levels.

          • I say that to JAW every day! He likes me πŸ™‚

            • Baby

              Ha.. and ugh That man makes my skin crawl.

        • Ha ha! … Watch out, it could become an obsession i have to warn about… It is Twitter and only for the Lulz. Nothing to take personal! But a good call and very entertaining.

          Best of all… You learn about a prime tool to advocate for some injustice you feel should be heard!

        • Liberated

          What ?….Tony is a love blogger !!

    • J. Swift

      Looks like the steaming pantload of bloviating nonsense COB delivers at his speeches.

    • balletlady

      How de HELL do ya cut THAT thing????

      • WhiteCentauress

        Probably going to need a scoop.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      It looks like Rainbow Sparkle Cow took a giant crap.

    • Pezza

      Ive just been restimulated.

      • iampissed

        I’ve just been regurgitated.

    • daisy
    • Rasha

      …shouldn’t that be in a brown paper bag on COB’s doorstep?

      *rings bell, runs*

  • Shivani33

    About Alfreddie’s group Dianetics photo-op, how about some optimistic forecasting? Maybe the three gentlemen wearing sunglasses in the back row are getting ready to instruct Davy. He could use some applied skills in frogmarching and he needs some audits and clearing, starting with his bank accounts. Show me the dirty money. Curiouser and curiouser!

  • balletlady

    I want the part where the old lady screams at the top of her lungs…>GET THE HELL OUT NOW & SAVE YOURSELVES!!!

  • Supper Powers

    NOI are just as bat shit nuts as CoS. I never read the cosmology before and did a cursory review of Wikipedia. Does it qualify as a hate group?

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe7de362688e5a52f3d28866b03d6f8edead04df623249c1196e738f12bc8c9a.png

    SP criminals have hacked the Windows XP-based Scientology mainframe computer and put a virus onto all Warehouse 8 e-meters.

    What happens is that when a floating needle occurs in session, the dial shows a picture of Bozo the Clown and uproarious laughter emanates from the meter.

    A message then flashes on the dial demanding $300 to unlock the meter. Scientology cyber experts say this
    appears to be the work of SMERSH, a Psych group dedicated to enturbulating Scientology organizations.

  • May_West

    Actor required for movie being made out of Dennis Lehane’s new novel “Since We Fell”. Will be playing a scientologist that spots our female protagonist having a hard time. The scientologist “accosts” the protagonist by shoving a pamphlet into her hand and asks her to take a personality test. The protagonist then vomits on the scientologist.
    (page 138)

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    Lovely Andy Sewell has just posted this to SPs R Us and everyone here loves a fun shoop. F5

    Ah, Jenna…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eb47ad0173dd414b7e9f934c9a5b1af4e6cabf805a3fda3de8834bf59dde1b97.jpg

    • Supper Powers

      My lovely friend once gave me a book by Louise Hay. In the back is a list of diseases and the new age horseshit she will sell you to cure it. AIDS was one. I love my friend, but right into the trash it went.

    • Noesis

      Well then…does that make the antiretroviral, fusion inhibitor and entry inhibitor drugs that have made AIDS a manageable, non-life threatening condition (in most cases)…”psych” drugs”

  • Still_On_Your_Side

    How does this talent/casting company explain why it won’t cast scientologists for scientology films? Does the casting director ask about the candidate’s religion or call up OSA? Does the director explain why he/she doesn’t use scientologists? An actor could have a lot of fun making a stink about how this company discriminated against him/her because of religious affiliation.

    • chukicita

      If only they were hiring union

      • iampissed

        What and have no way of buying those big shine buildings with no one in them.

  • Pezza
  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
    • Supper Powers

      Is that really the thing she talks to in the show? A stuffed animal? And she thought this was a good career move why?

      • iampissed

        The fuzz is all CGI…But ya.

        • chukicita

          Oh great, now you’ve given the niblet an idea. CGI BTs!

          • iampissed

            Well ya have something to work with.

      • Harpoona Frittata

        My bet there is that she needed a pay day and just couldn’t resist the chance to put an end to her long string of sitcom flops (which includes everything but Dharma and Greg, right?

        When your career is in the shitter, there’s nowhere but up to go from there!

        Hilariously, part of cash she made on that show for talking to an imaginary creature, she’s probably going to spend on auditing out her “real” imaginary BTs…such silly, silly $cilons!

        • Supper Powers

          I never understood why she took the part on 2 and half men where she beats the crap out of her shrinks Beamer. The show actually portrsyed her as nuts and in NEED of that shrink, so she didn’t really make any jabs at the psyches. She just was just her loony self on a show.

          • Harpoona Frittata

            Missed that one, mercifully!

    • iampissed

      Why do you have to make this weird chica.

    • iampissed

      I have a bit of a connection to this show and from the git go you could tell
      everyone felt it was a mid season replacement without much chance.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        Can u share more?

        • iampissed

          Nope…
          And ya know I love ya.

    • Bodhi didn’t care but the horse was pissed.

      • EricS

        “Blown away?”

  • Baby

    ” I want a sociologist to analyze the Bunker community.”
    …………………………………………..

    This writer has observed a diverse group of people who have come together for the common goal of reading about facts presented by a respected journalist who has written about Scientology for 20+ years. Some will add their information that substantiate claims written by Mr. Ortega.

    Mr. Ortega has permitted levity as the subjects covered in his daily posts are often abominable. If this writer could identify one factor bonding this community it is compassion. Compassion for those who have gone through the evil that is the hallmark of this cult.

    Compassion for those who have been destroyed by disconnection, financial ruin and/or mental illness. Another personality pattern prevalent on the Underground Bunker is empathy. They appear be able to put themselves in another’s place and are able to feel the pain. Many have bonded over this shared pain.

    Another observable factor that differentiates the ” Bunker” from other Social Media forums is the desire of many to meet in real life. Social events have been held to ensure this happens and it only further strengthens their bond. Many have met on their own to seek out those who they have communicated with for years.

    The loyalty this writer has observed in this group can not be found elsewhere on the internet among such a large number of participants. They are able to monitor themselves with minimal intervention. They do keep the trolls at bay.

    In summary… The Underground Bunker is a Unique Educational experience that is unusual in the fact that there are no cliques that naturally form in such settings. Each participant appears to be very protective of their fellow man. Many are ExScientologists who form a close relationship with someone who has never been in, but have done their research about Scientology.

    The group has been formed organically. No forced communication is ever necessary because it is always fluid and new members are welcomed to participate at any time. One never knows where the forum will go because it is often off topic to the delight of many.

    Mr. Ortega may join the conversation at times and the group always appear to enjoy his participation. He is the glue that holds this unique group together in a manner that is not only informative, but entertaining. It is very obvious to this writer that he genuinely cares about the BunkeRues and he appreciates what each brings to the table.

    • Supper Powers

      Thanks, Baby!

      • Baby

        My pleasure.. It took me back to my having to make a Report Days.. xo

        • WhiteCentauress

          Just great writing.

          • Baby

            WhoDo.. Thank you.I have my days..ha.. I absolutely am obsessed with human behavior..
            I Always have been..

            • Liberated

              So am I…especially the “abnormal ” part of human behavior.

            • Baby

              Absolutely LIb. I gave a speech to a HS Psychology class about the Abnormal behavior that I had observed at the State Mental Hospital..

              And their mouths flew open as did their teacher’s.

            • Liberated

              It helps me make sense of “crazy”
              When I read the characteristics of say….the sociopath and/or the malignant narcissist, things begin to “fall into place”

              The thing about “those types” is the fact that they never ask questions or give thought to understanding an upset…they don’t want a deeper “look” into a problem;
              1)…they caused the problem in the first place
              2)…they will never be at fault, never ever.
              3)…must have a scapegoat.
              4)…getting away with whatever they did, is all that matters.

              And they can be so very charming !

            • Baby

              Absolutely nailed it Lib.

            • WhiteCentauress

              Just touched me, that’s all. And you just nailed it as far as I’m concerned.

            • Baby

              Thanks sweetheart.. That means a lot to me..

    • WhiteCentauress

      You made me cry.

      • Baby

        Oh no.. I didn’t mean to do that Who Do.. unless they are sweet tears.

    • daisy

      and you are it*s heart.

      • Baby

        Well good Lord.. now you are going to make me cry..

        We are all at the heart.. I mean what would we do without you Miss Daisy… ? Jeeze..

        • daisy

          Probably get some scientology learning in .

    • Mick Roberts

      My goodness Baby. This was wonderful. This should be pinned or posted as an “About Us” on the main page. This would be a great overview for newcomers to see how we commenters operate. Superb analysis.

      • Baby

        Thank you Mick.. I keep telling everyone that I’m not just a pretty face..hahahhahahah

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Baby, you are fabulous. I was looking for an “applause” Gif but I found this one and it reminded me of getting drunk at Dee’s house with you – just one of a million times BunkeRues have had fun together. x

      http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/chrrs.gif

      • Baby

        OMG bawwwwwwwwwwwwwhahahhahahhaha Me drunk? Are you sure?

        Well I sure hope I took my bra off and wore my t-shirt and boxers with you.

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          Baby, this is you we’re speaking about. When DON’T you take your bra off and wear a pair of Mr Baby’s boxers? πŸ˜€

          • Baby

            hahahhaha.. Well then Cheers blondie..

    • Puget Buckeye

      Perfectly said!

      • Baby

        Thanks Buckeye.. nice of you to say that!

    • Rasha

      …and the ball pit! Tell them about the ball pit!!

      J/K. Excellent post, Babeh. ^^^^^^^^_^

      • Baby

        I actually googled the ball pit Rashie.. ha.. Phew it’s safe..

        Thank you honey bunny

  • nottrue
    • iampissed

      I always hate when celebs get to the point of begging for attention.
      ETA: I hear they are having 30 percent off and free padding at carpet world.
      Never mind you already have the padding.

    • Supper Powers

      Super classy.

    • daisy

      I would dispute both those assertions. I do believe she could probably use a good shag. Not sure she meant the rug tho… If she meant the other , good luck

    • Liberated

      OT….means never having to show humility or class.

    • Question is, why?
      Rich, beautiful…….can’t get laid…..
      Can’t Scientology help with anything?

      • Kestrel

        Let’s ask Tom Cruise to weigh in on that.

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!
  • WhiteCentauress

    But can she fly?

  • nottrue
    • Baby

      β€œThey never stated they were from the Church of Scientology or nor did they try to recruit anybody,” said 10th-grader Lea Yamashiro.
      ……………………….
      That is SO unlike them?

      • In 1969 I was recruited into Scientology by several Scientologists who came to my small town in Canada to do a drug lecture. It was done for Narconon but was a recruiting mission for Scientology. Over 40 years later I woke up and realized I’d been conned into a cult. They still practice the same tactics.

        • Baby

          Great story Phil.

          EDIT .. Bad story Phil. sigh..

        • Supper Powers

          Sorry man. I am glad you are awake and here.

        • Supper Powers

          We should all get high together at HowdyCon just to thumb our noses at Narconon! #putthisinyourpipeandsmokeitcultie

          • Unfortunately I can’t partake. In my ongoing (non-weed related) paranoia I fear that because it is still federally illegal that if I did try it then Scientology would somehow report me to the feds or something like that. Maybe I’m being overly worried about this but I tend to like to keep my nose clean while Scientology still practices Fair Game.

            • Supper Powers

              Kim will eat some edibles for you, I’m pretty sure.

            • I love to watch.

            • Supper Powers

              I am holding in a roaring laugh!

            • Peter Sellers thanks you.

              https://youtu.be/EqL77G2x61E

            • Supper Powers

              I’m gonna hug you in Denver. You make me laugh!

            • That,, will make the trip worth it.

  • Prim

    Boy, Krustie is looking old. Rode hard and put away wet. πŸ™‚

    • Baby

      One of my favorite expressions Prim.. That and ” Shit the bed and fall back in it. “

  • Rasha

    THAT was a long day, but I got the fridge cleaned at least. Some good progress news from home, and I’m gonna head back there next weekend.

    …who brought the wine? Rasha needs one, stat.

  • Why aren’t any of the celebrity Scilons in any of these productions?
    There are no good answers.

    • Celebs can’t be trusted anymore. Project Celebrity is defunct.

      • Supper Powers

        And after Isaac Hayes died, de-funked.

        Sorry. I’ll go sit in the corner.

    • OOkpik

      COB couldn’t bear to have them appear in a Scientology promo and then pull a Leah.

    • Noesis

      Same reason regular Sea Org personnel are rarely used anymore.

      When they blow Scientology, the movies have to be remade to prevent additional embarrassment for the church.

      Both used to be very common in the training / recruitment films.

  • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

    #Scientology, remember the kids u exploited/abused/destroyed? U will soon.
    #WereBack
    #Uprising
    #The2ndGensRComing4U
    #ScientologyTheAftermath

    https://twitter.com/ilovespeedracer/status/863519845475799040

    • Rasha

      ShhhhBAP!!!

    • Whoa!

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        I read it and had chills, Phil.

        #The2ndGensRComing4U

        • That is an amazing, and intense message and graphic. Definitely one to illicit chills. I hope Scientology is quaking in their collective boots.

  • Supper Powers

    If you haven’t seen this video, there is a new vlogger on YouTube. Some of you prolly know who he is, but he is new to me. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nINg6OMFmX8

  • Liberated

    Just a reminder…Melissa McCarthy hosts new SNL…..she’s funny.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This was very, very good. Chris Crimy came from nowhere with his superb Xtra Scientology podcasts with seriously great guests so it was really interesting to hear how and why he became so interested as a never-in.

      • yes.. he is a fast learner and he is burning for this

    • WhiteCentauress

      I’m excited that Anonymous is planning another demonstration worldwide, in June, I think?

  • Jimmy3

    People suck. From now on im only conversing with animals and plants. Goodbye.

    • daisy

      So we are still good right ?

    • Supper Powers

      Um, we are all animals. And yes, people suck. Do we need to dogpile you with love?!

      • Puget Buckeye

        Can I be a part of the dogpile? But I don’t want to be a pocket pooch. I wanna be a big dog.

        • Supper Powers

          Wait your turn.

    • This is wonderful news to the Australian Gympie-Gympie trees. Nobody seems to want to talk to them.

      The Australian Gympie-Gympie tree distinguishes itself as the world’s most dangerous tree, and the most painful of all stinging plants trees. The Gympie-Gympie’s excruciating pain has been described as being sprayed with hot acid, and has driven those affected to suicide. In one disturbing case, a man shot himself after mistakenly using the leaf as toilet paper in the bush.

      • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

        My shoulders are shaking πŸ˜›

    • Baby

      Jimmy.. I planted a basket of clover outside my window.. for you.. I’ll take a picture when I find my damn camera.

    • Supper Powers
    • ExCult.Jan

      All people suck? Jimmmy! Xo

    • stanrogers
      • daisy

        OMG that was almost as embarrassing as the time he talked to a chair at the RNC,

      • AntoniaW

        I love hearing this! My Dad, who always took the p*** out of everything, used to sing it to me when I was a child, except he sang, “I talked to the trees, that’s why they put me away…” But then he tended to put his cigarette ash into ashtrays, rather than talk to them.

  • Baby

    True Campfire Story..

    When I was really sick I couldn’t get out of bed..and my hair looked absolutely awful. When I washed it I would just go back to sleep with a wet head.

    When I would go to Dr. etc.. or HAD to go out.. I wore a hat. Not cause I wanted to..but because I HAD to.
    So I decided to get a WIG.. A blonde wig. An EXPENSIVE BLONDE WIG. Human hair.

    It was like $250 but asked for special length and something else ( I forget) well anyway almost $400. I was going to look at exact price online banking, but I didn’t want to get sick.

    So of course I was going to wear it to HC cause you know I thought I would still be too sick to do anything with it.
    I waited like 2 months..and then one day… It arrived..

    I put it on for my teen Grandkids and they laughed so loud.. Seriously.. Like Falling all over each other laughing.. Jeeze. ( Out of mouths of Babes)
    So I thought.. Well, I will take it to a Wig shop to have it cut and thinned to make it more natural.

    So I did.. the nicest Transgender ( I swear to Gawd) met me at the shop and put it on me.. and showed me the back and you could see my scalp.. ( How did I miss that?) It was crap.. ( and I left such a wonderful review for it.. ugh)

    So .. Now this is funny cause.. I have grey hair coming in around my hairline..which I love..but not much ( I’m surprised because I’m so old.. I should have more)

    ( I haven’t gotten it colored in maybe a year ) But the whole back of my head is Dark brown ( My natural color) and then blonde on ends.

    So she ( Nice Transexual ) suggested that I get a grey hairpiece to match my few grey hairs around my hairline. So I spend $100 for a hair piece to add volume..

    I then said.. ” You can have this wig.. $ 400 because I won’t wear it.. Please give it someone who is going through Chemo .. ”

    OK don’t praise me at this point because I regretted it immediately cause I could have worn it with a hat.. errrgh..
    but what was I supposed to say.. ” Excuse me..you know that wig I gave you for Cancer Patients..can I have it back? ” sigh..

    So let’s wrap this up.. Cause I leave the nice Transexual .. or Transgender I don’t know .. Leaving an expensive wig behind and carrying the hairpiece in a bag..

    Got home and experimented with the hairpiece.. ” What?? in God’s name was I thinking.. It looks like a Yarmulke sitting on my head. It is salt and pepper and matches not one hair on my head.

    So $ 500 spent on hair that will never sit on my head. Mac thinks I’m a Saint for donating to Cancer Patients.. I wrote 2 beautiful reviews for 2 wigs and shops that I didn’t mean.

    So just FYI I will have Flat hair at HC.. and I don’t give a shit.. ha.. Oh and PS.. Didn’t have the nerve to tell Mac about the Hairpiece. I’m afraid he’ll take me to the Hospital to have me tested.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      HAHAHAHAHA! That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard in ages. Seriously laughing my head off, Baby!

      • Baby

        Especially since I e mailed you about this terrific wig I just order Beety Boop. ..I am literally spending $ like I’m printing it in my basement.

        This just happened like a week ago! ( The Trans thing)

        • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

          This could only happen to you! πŸ˜€

          • Baby

            Thank you! I know rite? I keep pullin it in.

      • Sherbet

        I’m laughing my hair off.

    • A woman went to her doctor for a followup visit after the doctor had prescribed testosterone (a male hormone) for her to prevent her ongoing hair loss. She was a little worried about some of the side effects she was experiencing.

      “Doctor, the hormones you’ve been giving me have really helped, but I’m afraid that you’re giving me too much. I’ve started growing hair in places that I’ve never grown hair before.”

      The doctor reassured her. “A little additional hair growth is a perfectly normal side effect of testosterone. Just where has this hair appeared?”

      “On my balls.”

      • daisy

        LOL – peed a little

        • balletlady

          Nearly peed myself!

      • Baby

        This forum is going to hell in a handbasket..

        I love it.

      • Sherbet

        Dyin’ laughing, Phil.

    • balletlady

      A few days ago I saw wigs for sale on the TV Station….they HAD a pretty blonde wig….BUT…when the woman was “flipping it around”…you could actually SEE black netting the “hair” is attached to. She was saying ” how the lightest blonde wig looks natural because the roots are darker on the blonde wig”…..WTF.? It was the NETTING that was clearly visible…not any hair roots!
      Thanks baby, now every time I see that commercial….I gonna laugh my Ass off…..
      BTW…thank you for your wig donationg…one of my BFF’s received a lovely wig from the American Cancer Society when she lost her hair while undergoing chemo……she survived 15 years, but passed away three years ago, breaking my heart…..Miss YOU Muchcha Ana, always & forever my BFF….

      • Baby

        Awwww I’m sorry your friend passed away Lady.. Sweet about the wig..

        Don’t thank me about the wig Lady.. it was a weak moment.. sigh..

        • balletlady

          When I was about 19, a girlfriend & I stopped in at a hair salon as they were having a wig sale….well, I was suckered in to purchasing two wigs (two for $50)…..not human hair of course, but they were pretty nice looking. I found it was like wearing a hat……so that was the end of that wig wearing adventure. I don’t recall what happened to it either, maybe it went off to live a life of it’s own!.
          Thank you for your kind words…that is so nice of you!…..I miss Ana greatly, & it took me a long time to realize as her husband said she’s out of pain…..but the pain of her loss was & sometimes stilll is unbearable. Every night when the phone rings, to this day, I hear myself thinking I’d hear her say “Hello Muchacha, what are you doing”……sssiggghhhhh…:-(

          1

          • Baby

            Trust me I know the feeling honey.. The pain of losing someone is absolutely heartbreaking. (HUGS)

          • Puget Buckeye

            Ah, the phone and a lost love one. My mom has been gone for almost 10 years. And to this day, every Sunday evening, I think I better call her before it gets to late on her side of the country. And then I catch myself. I understand how you feel. For that one brief moment, you have a “yippee” moment. And then reality.

    • stanrogers

      [Mutters something about flat hair being considerably better than no hair.]

      • Baby

        xo… My hair is starting to thin because of medication Stan. Men carry it off better than woman.. Plus look at your handsome self.

        • stanrogers

          I’m a photographer (a former pro) proficient in Photoshop, and that’s a selfie taken while testing a lighting setup. I’ll let you do the math from there.

          • Baby

            Oh I’m good at math.. xo.. You don’t mention my wrinkles I won’t won’t mention your lack of hair.. Deal?

            • stanrogers

              Okely dokely. ‘Sides, we still have the vape.

            • Sherbet

              OMG, my Dad used to say Okely dokely, and I’ve never heard it from anyone else.

            • daisy

              It is a Canadian expression , I think. I use it all the time too.

            • Sherbet

              Dad wasn’t Canadian. Hmmm.

            • Rasha

              Us kids always said “Orkey Badorkey”. No idea where that came from….. o.O

            • Sherbet

              I can’t enlighten you there. But I like it.

            • Baby
    • Sherbet

      Hey, does anyone know where I can get a hairy gray yarmulke? I’m asking for a friend.

      • iampissed

        Um…upthread

        • Sherbet

          πŸ™‚

      • Baby

        OMG.. just choked on my diet coke..hahhaha

    • iampissed

      Would you like to be a Redhead? Love your story, I would like to add my own. My wife
      as you know I call MC1R that is the gene for being a redhead. When she was told she had
      breast cancer she asked the doctor if her hair would all come out, to the doctors credit
      He said he did tend to have that effect on people. He also added that it could come out
      Gray…it might not come back at all…or it would be just fine. My wife is not a self conscious
      person….I AM. First words out of my mouth were as we sat in the car trying to get a grip
      on all of it was….well we need to get you a prescription for pot and we are going to have
      to talk about getting your hair cut and made into a wig. Long story short, we found a stylist
      that cut off her hair sent it to NYC so a hair maven could work it into a wig. She rarely put it on
      she became the binnie lady. Sorry starting to tear up. My Dad who,paid for the wig, When
      He was https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d2537ca1857758a6abe0e7c1c760b1b66f8b0c5d4cd73d8c6bccbfd95c55893.jpg passing my wife brought the wig to his ICU room and said ” This is my doppelganger
      It was her way of saying I Love You and Thanks. If you wonder what happen in the end
      …..Well! Thank You Dad!

      ETA: photo should be at the end but ya get the idea.

      • Sherbet

        Beautiful.

      • daisy

        That is beautiful , I have always loved red curly hair. My family is full of them. That was a sweet sad story.

        • iampissed

          I get a little strange when it comes to wigs

      • Baby

        What a beautiful heartfelt story pissed.. OK tears running down my cheeks.. I don’t think I’ve ever been to the Bunker without crying..

        Look at that gorgeous hair.. awwwwwwwwwww… Wow..

  • Supper Powers

    How long do you think it will be before Jimmy3 pours a glass of medicine and gets back in the Bunker?

    • Kestrel

      Depending on the size of the glass, it could be as late as sometime after noon tomorrow.

  • Fink Jonas

    And what’s the obsession with teaching kids how to read? As if we haven’t seen the flagrant orthographic errors on their RSVP ads.
    Or showing people being kind, like they are a good example of that! kirsty Alley giving the middle finger comes to mind.

  • Baby

    Off to snoop for a movie to watch.. Have fun in here..

    The Bunker is like a Mullet..

    Business in the front ..party in the back!

    • Supper Powers

      The Shipping News.

      • Baby

        I did watch it years ago.. I have to be in the right mood to watch it again..xo but thanks Supper..

        • Sherbet

          How about La La Land? I just watched it.

          • Baby

            was it good sherb?

            • Sherbet

              I liked it. Old fashioned musical and good acting. Ryan Gosling is very easy on the eyes, too.

    • Pezza
      • Baby

        Ewwww P.. just so wrong..

        • Pezza

          I used to watch their show on UPN after wrestling πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

  • Jimmy3

    They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum :/

    • Supper Powers

      So then you’re stuck with us, Joni.

    • stanrogers

      Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone?

    • Only so that Scientology couldn’t cut them down without a permit.

    • Puget Buckeye

      So now a have to go to a tree museum to hug them? People will laugh at me. They don’t laugh at me in the forest.

    • Liberated

      And charged a dollar and a half just to see em….j/m.

    • Supper Powers

      Whan me ta make you sammich?

      • Sherbet

        He needs something, but I’m not sure a sandwich is going to do the job.

        • Supper Powers

          It comes with a free bottle of Basil Hayden.

          • Sherbet

            Might be just the ticket. Or maybe that’s what caused the problem in the first place. We won’t know until Jimmy submits to an exam. Which I will not perform.

            • Supper Powers

              He stomped in here, ran into his room and slammed the door. Maybe I’ll just leave this on the floor outside his door. Hmm.

            • Sherbet

              Good idea. He’ll have to come out to use the bathroom eventually.

  • WhiteCentauress

    Deleted at Tony’s request.

  • daisy

    Mick – there is a story about autism and a trx on 20-20 now.

    • Supper Powers

      What’s a trx?

      • daisy

        treatment – or at least in my short hand , I think it is RX really that means prescription or treatment

        • Supper Powers

          Is it another bogus treatment for autism? I’m so tired of the quacks getting so much AirPlay when we need money for real research.

          • daisy

            UMM Not sure yet . It sounds promising . It is not a medical treatment .It is talking through Disney movies. A sort of code breaker. It is one family*s success.

            • Eileen

              A number of people have had success with this.

            • Mick Roberts

              That sounds interesting. Every kid with autism is different (just like everyone else…..which makes them more normal than they get credit for), so it will be interesting to see. I’m not sure I believe so much in a “cure” as I do finding ways for each of them (on an individual basis) to learn how to retrain their way of thinking. Any type of treatment is a very slow process. I wish I could snap my fingers and make my son “normal” (by societal standards…..he’s perfectly “normal” to me). But we have a very unique relationship that I absolutely cherish in ways that some other parents of “normal” children may never get to experience.

    • Mick Roberts

      Sorry I missed this earlier. Thanks for letting me know daisy. I’ll try to find it when they make it available to watch again.

  • Very off topic. Linux stuff.

    After many failed attempts and failed learnings, numerous F2’s and F12’s, tweaking the boot settings in BIOS and otherwise, disabling the secure boot and legacy, I am finally happy to say that my upgrade from Rosa Mint to Ubuntu 16.10 is happening.

    Huge learning curve, but looks like it’s worth it.

    • Supper Powers

      You and RMycroft. You both baffle me with your smarts.

      • Sherbet

        I think they both speak gibberish just to see if they can fool us.

        • Liberated

          It’s a plot !

        • Chee Chalker

          Hmmmm….I know of an old war hero/genius/sci-fi writer who did the same thing

          • Sherbet

            At least Dodo isn’t charging us for his information.

    • The man is in Control

    • Puget Buckeye

      Holy guacamole, batman. I have no idea what you just said but it sure sounded impressive. I feel pretty tech savvy because I figured out how to post on here. When I figure out the avatar thingy, I’ll feel really full of myself!

    • downtherabbithole

      Dodo all that computer speak hurts my brain.

      ETA: You sound happy with the end result, so I am happy for you. Enjoy you evening.

    • Andrew Robertson

      Meanwhile back in the real world of updating to Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16193, my Steam games ‘Syberia 3’ and ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ have both stopped working! This is regrettable and so on and so forth.

      Andrew

    • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

      “Why do wogs have vastly superior computer skills than we in Scientology? I’m Tom Cruise goddammit and I can’t even get my PDC cassettes to play in my Tandy 286! Somebody needs to do something to make it go right!”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d7e77d2951b4f8093cbd630f01ca72be072a7b764b9fd7941971f5989571fed.jpg

      • Now upgrading from yakkety yakk to zesty zappus. Spelling might be wrong.

      • dchoiceisalwaysrs

        Wow he must be a rich OT. I had NEW a 8088, 640Kram, 10Meg hard drive. First program I wrote on it ran into a snag, s
        So I went around to computer shops asking for help. You have a what? oh that is too old to do what you want to do, you need to buy a new one and get a different programming language LOL
        I solved it on my own.

  • downtherabbithole

    Late to the days post.

    Does it appear to anyone else that Kirsty is guarding her purse? I wonder why that would be!

    • Liberated

      She’s got around 5 donuts left from the dozen she bought earlier…hell yes she’s guarding it !

  • Shivani33

    Twelve noon, Saturday 5/20/17 is The Mummy Day at The Hollywood & Vine. There will be a 75′, 7 ton sarcophagus on display alongside a personal appearance by Big Being # 3 and others.

    • MrsShark

      How about standing outside with a giant phtoto of Lisa McPherson’s body?
      What say you Tom? This was no movie! This woman didn’t get up after “that’s a wrap!”

  • Liberated

    So, I’m watching pbs and at the end of the program there was brief ad about Barnes and Noble book store;

    We have books – cd’s – computer stuff etc. and E-meters …
    What ? Did I hear that correctly ? Did they say E-meters ?

    So, I go to the website and sure enough there’s L.Ron’s books about how to operate an e-meter…it said image not available so, if they carry actual meters, I’m not sure but, why would they advertise them.
    I really thought I had lost my mind !

    • Puget Buckeye

      But isn’t this what’s called “squirreling the tech”? If the average joe can get a hold of the tech, then the church has lost even more control. Although I did notice that the books are from Bridge Publications.

      • Liberated

        Come to think of it…yeah !
        Someone could actually start a cult.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      Gold Productions from scientology’s international base near Hemet going out of business sale, while pulling another form of scam on Booksellers.

      Then they give cash to their ‘ethics’ officers to go out an purchase them to start up another pile of ‘scientology in demand and expanding’ promotion to the scientology prisons of belief.
      They did it for Dianetics and for Battlefield Earth.

    • salin

      Guessing they said E-Readers (like the Nook.) Much bigger market for those than for the e-meters.

  • Mick Roberts

    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere, but this just pisses me off and I need to rant for a minute (it’s therapeutic in a weird sort of way). A tweet from FromClear2Insanity was posted a little earlier here on the Bunker by Andrea. I checked out this account and started following it, and this person shared a story (in 50 tweets) earlier today of how her and her sister’s childhood and mother was robbed from them. This is absolute, unbelievable, pure madness!

    CofS, you know all of those children you took advantage of just because you could….who had ZERO choice in the matter…..whose lives you destroyed? Yeah……they’re all growing up now……and they’re getting justifiably pissed as hell.

    The only difference between now and in the “good ole days”? They are not alone. There’s an ever-growing army of supporters behind them…..and that proverbial army is expanding at a “straight up and vertical” rate…..thanks to unconscionable stories such as this coming to light.

    You brought this upon yourself. It seems as if it’s getting to the point where you can no longer manipulate them. You can no longer intimidate them. You can no longer control them. They’re adults now, and they know the truth that you so feverishly try to hide. You can hide no longer.

    • Liberated

      Tick – Tock….Davey !!

    • MrsShark

      Her story has broken my heart. I hope all survivors write out their stories in detail and send it to law enforcement, politicians, and every media outlet. Every survivor has their own experience and they should all be told. A letter writing campaign in the same spirit of what Amnesty International does.
      Imagine the FBI, IRS, local, state and federal politicians, and all media outlets receiving the letters from so many survivors – more people need to get involved. There is no neutrality in this fight.

      • Mick Roberts

        “There is no neutrality in this fight.” Exactly!

        “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

      • downtherabbithole

        I should know better to ask this before going to sleep, but do you have a link to this woman’s story?

        • Mick Roberts
          • downtherabbithole

            Thanks Mick – I hope I can sleep after reading it.

            • Mick Roberts

              No problem. I hope you can sleep after that as well. My blood got boiling so much that I had to come here to vent about it so I could try to wind down and head to bed.

          • Liberated

            Talk about heartbreaking and gut-wrenching….have you ever read the last days of Lisa McPherson?

            • Mick Roberts

              Yes. I read about it in Janet Reitman’s Inside Scientology book. A senseless and pointless loss of a beautiful life.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      It has a another step to go but this is a great start.

      New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
      Signs Measure Designed to Study and
      Safeguard Against Predatory Alienation

      http://www.njsafeandsound.org/news.html

      • OOkpik

        Great find, Choice.

        Church of Scientology and it’s front groups would provide fertile ground for studying and exposing Psychological Abuse of Undue Influence and Predatory Alienation.

        This link needs repeating during prime Bunker time, don’t you think?

    • FromClear2Insanity

      @RealMickRoberts:disqus Thank you for sharing it here. I love each one of your points and couldn’t agree more <3

      • Mick Roberts

        No problem at all. It’s horrendous how they exploit children in the way you were exploited. Stories such as yours definitely needs to get out. Glad to see you post here on Tony’s site.

        • FromClear2Insanity

          @RealMickRoberts:disqus Luckily, what happened to us is in the past…what torments me now is that it not only continued after we left, but that it got so much worse…and was far more prevalent than we could’ve ever known since when you’re in you don’t share anything negative, both from fear of reprisal but also complete shame of your own failures as well as all the stigma…I kick myself over & over that I didn’t realize any of it could be reported as crimes before statutes ran out…but its no use, better to focus on what we can do now right?. I do try to keep up with Tony’s posts though don’t make it through the comments very often… when I have posted it hasn’t been of any value I’m afraid since I don’t have much to say that’s relevant. I used to be “ItsMe” before I changed my user name (in honor of my mom’s Scn psychosis) to “FromClear2Insanity”…anyway thank you again for everything you do, same goes for everyone here, Tony Ortega especially <3.

  • downtherabbithole

    Opening a door or picking up a wallet is a act of kindness? I was taught that was courtesy.

    How about feeding or housing the homeless, aiding the handicapped? This group is so removed.

  • JJ

    “Sweet old lady with too many bags a sweet young man helps her.” Um, didn’t the Church of Latter Day Saints just handle this one? I’ve seen the ad. How bout this, a cute little boy walks across a freshly poured cement sidewalk leaving size two foot prints in the pristine surface. He is carrying a glass of water to the man laying the cement… it is a hot day… Everyone one go AWWW.

    Huh? How bout that one? (In a pinch young boy can be played by fifty something an of small stature)

  • JJ

    Got a query, what is CoS position on vaccines, like coming up on sixty can DM get the shingles vaccine or will he pray the second coming of chicken pox away?

    • Officially, the Church of Scientology has no position either way on vaccines. However:

      Several years ago the Church of Scientology Inglewood Community Center (which is actually located in South Los Angeles) hosted a Tony Muhammad / Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. anti-vaccine event.

      A disproportionate percentage of Scientology public believe vaccines cause autism or are otherwise against vaccines. More are against mandatory vaccination for school attendance as a violation of personal liberty.

      Relevant Sea Orge have, on occasion, unofficially opined against vaccinations.

      This is the ONE area where the Nation of Islam may have actually influenced the Church of Scientology, rather than vice versa.

  • JJ

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4503638/The-Mummy-s-Tom-Cruise-cheekily-jokes-sarcophagi.html

    “BE careful opening sarcophagus.” TC
    Good God why, is it full of the collected works of L. Ron Hubbard?

  • flyonthewall

    I figure if I tie a rubber band around my wiener real tight, it’ll take about a month for it to turn black, die and fall off. I better get to work

    • Jimmy3

      I dunno why people think you and I are so alike. Because I figure if I don’t do that, I can keep and continue using my wiener. We’re the complete opposite.

    • Puget Buckeye

      Ah, late night in the bunker! Gotta admit, I didn’t see that coming! Not to get too personal, but wouldn’t Mrs. Fly be sad?

      • flyonthewall

        she’s not seeing the big picture. I been listening to 46&2 backwards and I think I got it. This is the key to ascending to the next level

        • Puget Buckeye

          OK, I’ll ask. What’s 46&2? I’m not up to date on what all you cool kids are talking about now a days.

          • flyonthewall
            • Puget Buckeye

              Hey, thanks for turning me on to that. Really.

            • flyonthewall

              *thumbs up* I am shocked, I thought everyone knew Tool. Just to bring it back to Scientology, here is them playing at the Celebrity Center in early 90’s. They didn’t know it was a Scientology joint.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx4HdM-GQrA&list=PLB5E8614E41BE7128

            • Puget Buckeye

              What can I say? I’m more of a classic rock person with a bit of NW grunge thrown in. But I’m always willing to learn more.
              I can’t imagine their reaction when they found out it was a Scientology gig.

            • flyonthewall

              yeah idk, they specifically call out Hubbard and Scientology in one of their songs though, “Fuck L Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones”. So, safe to say they’re not fans of the cult

        • Jimmy3

          She’s just seeing the small picture?

          (You know it hurts me to zing you so hard)

          • Puget Buckeye

            Bull, I don’t think that hurt you one little bit. He opened the door and you skipped right through. Just mad at myself that I didn’t think of it first.

            • Jimmy3

              Sometimes I zing fly so bad I have to lie down and regenerate my chi. It doesn’t hurt me emotionally. I mean it literally hurts me.

          • flyonthewall
            • Baby

              Oh fly.. so brutal.. JUST so BRUTAL… sweet of the other guy giving him a touch assist though.

            • flyonthewall

              hey, how you been?

            • Baby

              I am happy to announce that I feel like a New Person! I’m even working on a new accent and everything.

              Thanks honey.. I feel like the weight of the world is off my shoulders..

            • Jimmy3

              Love how the ad is for Tylenol. Perfect.

            • flyonthewall

              oh yeah, didn’t even notice that. Good catch

            • Jimmy3

              Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would snatch it out of the air.

            • flyonthewall

              i was looking for a reflex gif and found this. Wtf? o.O Make me wish I was a small metal man

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/093da1b89a5ba0a06cd92654b5d176a4dcedb4ce261fcfad4d00017b4472f575.gif

            • Jimmy3

              Yeah but she’s hot enough to get away with being weird like that. Also that reflex quote is from Drax the Destroyer in the first Guardians movie. Probley can find a gif or a clip of that.

            • flyonthewall

              i need to watch that again. Off to have wine n smoke on porch then go bed. Ok, love you bye bye

            • Jimmy3

              Check your phone.

  • J. Swift

    Good night from the City of Angels. One of my favorite U2 performances:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fum3g86zUPc

  • Gus_Cox

    I want to audition for the passed out drunk guy.

  • PP
  • denise

    Gee is Kelly Preston putting on a little weight?