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Kirstie Alley calls on her fellow Scientologists to pounce on another disaster

Rod Keller keeps his eye on Scientology front group operations, and he landed a doozie this week…

There are two main fires in California, the Camp Fire that destroyed most of the town of Paradise in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in the south that destroyed over 1,500 structures in Ventura and Los Angeles before it was contained. As usual Scientology is offering their services through the Volunteer Ministers and this week they tried to boost their numbers with the power of celebrity.



Scientologist Kirstie Alley recorded a “call to action” to encourage Scientologists to volunteer to help victims of the Camp Fire. It’s unusual in that she asks people to call either the VMs or the Salvation Army. Scientology established itself in a Walmart parking lot tent city and have been coordinating with the Salvation Army center at another location in the city of Chico.


Scientologists are being asked to volunteer in large numbers because there are reports that relief organizations want “assists,” faith-healing routines created by L. Ron Hubbard to address a wide variety of conditions. The call is going out for volunteers in the hundreds, but the response is in the dozens. We take the stories that everybody wants Scientology assists with a grain of salt.


[Scientologists perform assists at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Gridley, CA near the Camp Fire]

Chico and Riverpark Mission Holder Tree Nebeker has been asking Scientologists for help…

We have completed our tasks at the first beachhead – Walmart Tent/Evac City where we did so much good work. Properly the officials are now able to get most evacuees into a shelter and out of the element thus the need for that set up is done and we have moved on. OUR TENT is now at the Fire Base Camp and the firefighters want us!!! And need us. So we need you up there for that. We also have venues for those who want to work directly with evacuees by helping the Salvation Army at its operation.

So much more to come and so much more to do. We easily can keep 100 VM’s busy. No BS. But 20 at Fire camp is true. And another 50 right now at the Distrib Center is true. So do not be shy. Contact us to get on the grid.

We will need massive amounts of high confront, and will train up what is needed, pairs of VMs who will be working in the streets and in centers and up at the disaster site with the survivors giving emotional spiritual support – a Chaplain-like action – (has to be in pairs) – to assist them in getting re-introduced to their “town” and “homes” etc… so stand by .. something fricking exciting is in the works on that … need more organized, but you can get ready and be ready to fire if you would be into this hat. Imagine yourself in this situation and how much you would need someone to talk to.

The comm below just came out from Int Mgt and is exactly the case on the ground.


Firemen have requested assists at the fire bases for their firemen. Firemen at the Camp Fire in the Chico area have requested at least 20 more VMs to deliver assists to the firemen fighting these deadly fires. We must help these first responders so they can prevent the fire from spreading even further. The Salvation Army has requested another 50 VMs right now to help handle evacuees.


[Ashing out at the Camp Fire]

In addition to performing assists and distributing the usual packs of toiletries, VMs have been helping residents “ash out,” which means sifting through the remains of a burned house to find a few possessions that can be salvaged. It’s grim work, but it doesn’t cost Scientology anything.


Scientologists are being urged to donate to the IAS by celebrity Jeff Pomerantz. Members might think more of his career than outside observers, but Pomerantz has been a working TV actor since the 1950s in soap operas and police dramas. As reported by Jeffrey Augustine last week Kerri Kasem has been a volunteer in Chico, but neither Pomerantz nor Kirstie Alley have been spotted on the scene as volunteers.


[Guy Fieri (camouflage jacket, center) poses with firefighters on Thanksgiving]

The celebrity that did make the news this week for helping in Chico was not a Scientologist. Celebrity TV chef Guy Fieri spent Thanksgiving cooking 7,000 pounds of turkey for firefighters. Fieri held a similar meal two weeks ago at nearby Butte College, and also fed over 5,000 people per day during the Carr Fire in July. He grew up in the area and had his start in the restaurant business nearby.


[Guy Fieri and Chico Mission ED Kareem Abouzeid]


Ever drawn to celebrity, Scientology offered to distribute the leftovers of Fieri’s meal for firefighters to nearby evacuees. If they wanted to, Scientology could feed 5,000 people per day by themselves. They ask for leftovers from Guy Fieri because the VM program is designed to maximize visibility while minimizing cost. Ashing out, touch assists, dollar store hygiene kits and distributing leftovers – these things cost very little.


Guy Fieri outshines the entire VM program with his humanitarian efforts. While he cooks literally tons of turkey for firefighters, Scientologists are urged to bring a pie or cake to the Chico Mission. Charity by the spoonful is better than no charity at all, but Scientology wants to be known as a great humanitarian force without devoting the resources that would make a difference.

— Rod Keller


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’re building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs.’ We’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them, in order to build a record and maintain a watch as Scientology continues its inexorable decline — and yes, we finally have comments working on these new pages! Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Today’s Scientology front: Freedom magazine!



Now on sale: Twice the Miss Lovely!

Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. What a pleasure it is for us to work with her on this after we wrote about her ordeal as a victim of Scientology’s “Fair Game” campaigns in our 2015 book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, which is also on sale in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions.



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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

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Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,912 days
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Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 455 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 343 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,650 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,518 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,292 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,066 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,412 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,978 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,898 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,065 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,646 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,906 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,946 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,658 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,184 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,273 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,413 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,733 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,589 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,708 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,064 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,366 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,472 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,875 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,746 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,329 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,834 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,078 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,187 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on November 25, 2018 at 07:00

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