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With its Mexico City project halted, Scientology fans out across town to promote its pablum

Scientology’s “Advanced Org” project in Mexico City was shut down by local politicians when neighbors complained. Rod Keller has been keeping an eye on developments for us there…

Scientology took a break this week from trying to renovate the future Advanced Org in Palmas del Olivo, a neighborhood of Mexico City, without proper permits. Instead they are working to “safepoint” the city and the neighborhoods around the vacant facility.

Scientology spokesperson Jonathan Rico organized Scientologists to join the neighborhood association De La Mano Hacemos Más, or “United We Do More” in a trash removal and beautification day yesterday. The Las Palmas neighborhood is over 10 Km from the nearest Scientology mission in the city. De La Mano Hacemos Más is not associated with Scientology, but there’s no reason they should refuse volunteers who want to pick up trash.


Scientology’s purpose, however, is not beautification but to make De La Mano Hacemos Más an ally in their effort to open the Advanced Org. Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The most important action to undertake when going about making a safe point is to carefully and painstakingly find out who exactly are the top dogs in the area in financial and political circles, and their associates and connections, and to what each one is hostile.” In other words, infiltrate and befriend influential people and groups in order to expand Scientology.

On Tuesday Scientology opened its “Psychiatry — An Industry of Death” traveling exhibit at Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM), the main public university in Mexico City. The exhibit features gruesome depictions of the history of mental health, and blames psychiatrists for the Holocaust.


In April Scientology protested against psychiatry at the statue of Christopher Columbus on Paseo de la Reforma. Scientology Volunteer Ministers regularly promote “touch assists” in yellow tents. The booklet El Camino a la Felicidad (The Way to Happiness) is widely promoted in Mexico to police and influential politicians. All of these “social reform” groups have one purpose — to create allies and a safe space for Scientology to expand according to the theories of L. Ron Hubbard.


If a safe space is created, Scientology believes it can renovate the Advanced Org in Palmas del Olivo. They believe that the org will spur the establishment of Ideal Orgs throughout Latin America, including three more in Mexico City — Del Valle, Polanco and Organizacion de Desarollo y Dianetica (ODD).


In reality, allies of Scientology are rare and seldom come to their aid when authorities oppose the creation of a new org or mission. Scientologists regularly ignore that reality when they volunteer for safepointing social reform branches of the church.

— Rod Keller


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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,750 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,853 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,347 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,387 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,099 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 625 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,714 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,854 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,174 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,149 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 505 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,807 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 914 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,316 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,189 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 770 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,275 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,519 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,628 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 14, 2017 at 07:00

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  • JaxNGold

    So, this morning my 4 (almost 5) yr old son came up to me as I was making espresso, gave me a big hug and said “happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!”. Then he sang me a song that my hubby taught him. Be still, my heart!

    Hope all you Moms had a wonderful day. And to those Moms who are disconnected from their kids — sending lots of love and hope for a reunion.

  • WhiteCentauress


    • ROFLOL!!!

      • WhiteCentauress

        I know right? I slightly misquoted, she actually said “rude”.

        • Alice from Wunderlist Lol – what a Brick!

          • WhiteCentauress

            I picked up on that really quick! I never tweeted her or anything. She saw your name and the questions started….

            • When she get’s real bad, i open up and flame her tweets and then block her again 🙂

            • WhiteCentauress

              If she really annoys me, I’ll just block her. I blocked Alonzo. He blocked me back. This is all so juvenile.

            • It’s Twitter ha ha – Alanzo is ok for now… he is just curious

            • WhiteCentauress

              He’s arrogant and runs down Tony. I don’t like him…so there!!!

            • he he that is true… and reason enough… it’s too funny

          • Liberated

            You’re so rude Dice !!!

            • WhiteCentauress

              That’s why he’s my “ex” according to Alice….

            • lol – try say that to her lol she will get all confused

            • WhiteCentauress

              No thanks, but honestly…she’s already confused. Is she a Scientologist?

            • no – she is an old Troll that JAW & GEM get’s support from from time to time, she keeps loosing her password or twitter shut’s her down idk

            • Liberated

              He’s one bad dude…just sayin’

            • Troll

            • Liberated

              Shut up..

            • I tell you 🙂 ppl are leaving because of my Dice

          • MarcabExpat

            EDIT immediate crisis averted, at least

            • Ahh.. so this is what it is about !… sorry just got around to this now. You can delete that phone# again. Just Edit your comment please!

          • MarcabExpat

            Hey Dice, want to update you – we were able to reach Cece by phone. She’s unsteady but still in one piece, and she has a friend with her now, so no more need for the police.

            • I have no idea, who and what, you are referring too?
              Cece from here? What police? Why message me?
              I hope everyone is fine but this does not ring any bells. Please clarify!

            • MarcabExpat

              Hey, sorry to throw you off guard like that, several of us were a bit frantic and scrambling for solutions. Ookpik said you would know how to get a person’s address (I don’t know why, maybe you do or maybe you don’t) so I thought I’d check with you. Didn’t realize how that would sound, in the heat of the moment. Thanks for following up 🙂

            • No problem…just catching up from the whole thing.

  • WhiteCentauress
  • Fink Jonas

    What bothers me is that they are spreading misinformation about the holocaust and about Psychiatry… in Latin America people are not very informed about the holocaust due to they have gone thru genocide periods of their own so they don’t care to research about the holocaust and is more likely will swallow the lies Scientology feeds them.
    Re; way to happiness photo, see how they inform themselves about the insignias of the country they are pervading no matter what country they will dress em up paramilitary style from the area and voila stolen valor on each shoulder, he appears respectable doesn’t he? snakes.

  • I have just had the best day of my life. I can’t tell you all how grateful I am.

    • OOkpik

      I wish that would happen for you EVERY day, Tigger. <3

      • It won’t be long – thank you for you postulates OOkp

        • OOkpik

          Care to share?

          • Yes, ThaT Church has fucked me over so guess what I will do? I will drive me pleasantly low energy around them and find a big hole (OSA!).

            • OOkpik

              Are you OK?
              Do you need help?

            • I just need to TALK! 213-880-3661

            • OOkpik

              I do not have access to a phone right now. How about e-mail?

            • Qbird

              OOkpic – is Cece now tigger?! I’m here too. how can I help?

            • Liberated

              Yes, she changed her name to tigger..I didn’t know that either.

            • Qbird

              thx Lib.

            • OOkpik

              Yes, she’s Tigger.
              Sorry I’m late in seeing your kind offer of help. I had been up for over 21 hours and had to take a break. By that time there were many of you rallying to give help and hope to our Cece. I felt so helpless and scared for her. I am thrilled that she was able to bounce back.

            • Snippy_X

              Don’t post your phone number. Really.

            • Why not? Chris said that also in a recent vid. I disagree. Enough years living in fear of being exposed. Done with that 213-880-3661 Hahahah (dancing in my freedom!)

            • Snippy_X

              Pretty much everything about you is transparent to the whole of the internet. It’s not just about OSA.

            • So what?

            • Snippy_X

              Because cyber-bullying sucks? But it’s your call.

            • I surly hope by now I can recognize a predator.

            • In you guys language (Shakin my right shoulder). I’m so done hiding. Do you know what is was like 37 years? Until I can laugh I will cry. Moms day went away with the clock and no kids calls. I have high hopes. Some day it will be laughable.

            • Ha! I didn’t even get a call from a predator? LRH I know you – Don’t mess with me.

            • OOkpik

              Snippy, she really needs someone to talk to. Please help.

            • My children, when they wake can find me.

            • I hope with my 37 years of training I can distinquinish the nuts from the coans/cons,

            • Supper Powers

              Can you get ahold of Baby, Dee or Phil?

            • Even the owl quit talking. I miss my children. 🙁

            • OOkpik

              This owl is still talking and very concerned about you.
              Please tell us what is happening. We want to help.

            • Supper Powers

              I know darlin. It’s a terrible injustice and every one here wishes they could go scoop them up and bring them to you. Right now, you have to take care of yourself. They will wake up and they will need you.

            • Supper Powers

              Is there a way to feel comfortable lying down and breathing through this just for tonight? Sleep can be a great relief for a little bit.

            • Yes. Thanks SP.

            • OOkpik

              I’m still here, Cece. Your kids are lucky to have such a loving Mom. They need you, luv.
              If you hurt their Mom you will be hurting them, no matter how it may seem in the moment.

            • dchoiceisalwaysrs

              I am kinda new around here and I don’t know what to say. Also I think I am on the other side of the planet otherwise I would zip on over to have a chat. Has your part of the world turned towards the sun yet..Maybe that is why the owl stopped talking. They are nocturnal right? Ahhhh disgusting discus…not responding over here…
              At last it is working.

            • OOkpik

              Am I the only one who can see my comments. Hello?
              Cece, do you read me?

            • dchoiceisalwaysrs

              hello echo here I see you but disqust is very slow to respond…let’s call NSA and ask to use their servers. okay 2 minutes pass and this still not posting

    • Juicer77

      Sending love your way. You mean so much to me and all of us here.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      Hi Cece, I hope you are tucked up safe and warm in bed. It’s 5.30 in the morning in LA right now, I believe? I just wanted to check in with you to send you my love and to tell you that lots of people – many of them strangers – care very much about you, your happiness and your well-being. Mother’s Day must be a terrible strain for you every year. If you ever need someone to talk to you can message me at any time on Facebook. If I don’t reply immediately it’s because I’m in the UK and might be asleep, but I will always get back to you. Stay strong, lovely Cece, and cuddle Simi close. x

  • Every day I look, and no Tony didn’t pick-up my story. No one is chasing me. I’ve had a hell-oh-a-day and I only get a hoot owl talkin to me. For real

    • TheMirrorThetan

      Not many peeps are around this time of night. But they will be turning up soon.
      I don’t live on your side of the planet so I cant do much but give you a hug and let you know we care, Cece.

    • Dee Findlay-DeElizabethan

      I give a hoot and care, Tigger. Talk anytime.xx

    • ExCult.Jan

      Hugs, CeCe! You have so many friends, even just here, who care about you and love you.
      Tell us how we can help….

    • Free Minds, Free Hearts

      Oh Cece, I just woke up and saw that you have been in distress. I am so so sorry. Disconnection is truly awful, evil. When my close family member disconnected from me about 12 years ago (since reconnected), he wrote me basically a form letter saying that since I had disrespected his church, he was cutting off contact – and that I should never try to contact him or have my kids contact him. I was so hurt for so long, this was such a total rejection. So personal. So painful. I cannot imagine the pain and grief if it had been my child. My heart is with you, warm thoughts and light surrounding you.

      • They (our loved ones) think they are doing this for us. Hugs from me.

  • OOkpik

    TONY, S O S

    S O S

    How can we help Cece. Please, can you get someone to talk to her. 🙁
    She is in danger.

    • Jenyfurrrrr

      I’ve shot her a text at that number to see if she needs someone to keep her company. I don’t have any other contact info for her so hopefully she’ll see the text!

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    Coffee is ready, What is on the menu for breakfast? Sunny side up? Canadian bacon or a tumbler of fresh squeezed juice? what is your choice Tigger?

    • What gives one redemption for the harm I have caused (unbeknown”st to me)?

      • OOkpik

        Letting go.

        You were sucked in, groomed. deceived, betrayed, robbed, by an organization that specializes in taking advantage of people with dreams of a better life for themselves and others. You were soul-raped. I’m so sorry.

        But here you are, courageously claiming back what is yours; who you are. Give yourself credit for the courage you have mustered through such difficult times. We do.

        Yes, regrettably, there was bound to be collateral damage. The fact that you care so deeply is a testament to your compassion, empathy and love for others. You have been standing up for those who were or are in the same predicament you found yourself in. I know that you will be standing by to help your kids through the same morass of lies, abuse and emotional upheaval visited upon you. That’s what love does. They will come to understand in time.

        We can’t change the past but we can make a better future, which was your pure intention in the first place. We walk with you. ­­­­I only hope that I can keep up. <3 <3 <3

        P.S. When you feel up to it, please reconsider allowing Tony to print your story. It needs telling. <3

  • Eivol Ekdal
    • You are soooo funny you maid me laugh. I’ve fallen in love with Love. I was in love with Bob Dylan then came Norah Johnes…

  • Tony does not know what he effects…. He effects the whole world. I’m not sure he knows that?