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Foreign ‘expansion,’ thanks to US Scientologists forking over the millions

Rod Keller keeps us up on the latest news about Scientology’s plans for expansion…

With the recent opening of the Advanced Org for Africa in Kyalami Castle, attention is being given to a stalled project that Scientology has not forgotten. It’s the Advanced Org for Latin America at the Palmas Plaza in Mexico City. The situation on the ground hasn’t changed since 2017, when we reported that officials sealed the building site for lack of proper permits. But that doesn’t stop the fundraising.



In order to open this island of sanity to deliver OT levels, a safe environment at a continental level MUST be created. For this, LOTS of campaigns on 4th dynamic MUST be executed RIGHT AWAY (CCHR, ABLE, NARCONON, VMs…) And, of course, the building needs to be renovated too!!!

That’s why we need all possible help to get literally millions of dollars for this. It must be for the IAS Office of Latin America specifically, please contact me to help on this project to get our Planet Clear in the correct speed and orders of magnitude!

This will directly help on the release of OT IX and X, so it’s a matter for each and all of us.

Every energy and theta power are needed, so send your flow now! Don’t wait, it’s our planet, our eternity!

The flyer is in English because fundraising is being done in the U.S., which is how funding for Kyalami was completed with Scientology whale Bob Duggan. It’s completely logical inside Scientology that “literally millions” of dollars of Scientology social reform programs spread across the entirety of Latin America is the final piece of the Advanced Org project. If completed it will be a Continental Liaison Office for the LATAM continent, which for Scientology includes Mexico, South and Central America, so of course the social reform programs need to be done at a Continental level to create a safe space. It’s called “safepointing,” a theory of L. Ron Hubbard’s that by recruiting allies in the community all barriers to establishing a Scientology presence in the area will vanish.


[Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Valencia, Venezuela. March, 2019]

But where does this money go? Fundraising in the U.S. is supposed to pay for social reform materials, but the volunteers at the local level also have to pay for their booklets and materials at a price far higher than it costs to print in the Scientology printing plants in Los Angeles and Copenhagen.


[Drug Free World visits a school in Arauca, Colombia. March, 2019]


[CCHR Mexico protests against Psychiatry, 2018]



In addition to those millions, millions are still being raised for the stalled Organizacion de Desarollo y Dianetica (ODD) Ideal Org in Mexico City. Again, wealthy donors from the U.S. are the key.

We are very close to completing all funds to complete the remodeling of our next ideal organization for the City of Mexico ODD.

An important donor gave us the juice that will double all the donations we get for the ideal org of ODD from 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 14 until 1:30 on Thursday, March 21, as a gift of expansion to LRH.

You can help us in the following way:
1. Send this communication back to all the Scientologists you know.
2. Make a contribution yourself. It is a great opportunity for your effort to create a great effect!
3. Help us get someone else to participate.
4. Do not hesitate to do something about it!


I don’t think the identity of the mystery donor is a secret to any Scientologist in Mexico. He was a major donor to the Mexico City ideal org, and will be stepping up for ODD as well. With complete certainty we expect to see Tom Cummins, CEO of American Power and Gas at an ODD ideal org fundraiser very soon.

— Rod Keller


HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. We have something in mind, but for now we’re not giving out information about it.

Friday night we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22.



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

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. 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!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] On Day One, 2018’s Writers of the Future party betrays its connection to Scientology’s abuses
[TWO years ago] XENU VICTORIOUS: Scientology bamboozles USA Today to help it fight the ‘evil psychs’
[THREE years ago] Phil Jones reflects on the media frenzy at the dedication of his anti-Scientology billboard
[FOUR years ago] 25 of the biggest lies told by L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology
[FIVE years ago] SHOCK DOX: Scientology’s 2011 book value for just two of its entities is $1.2 billion
[SIX years ago] Narconon Tackles NFL Legend Jim Brown, Anne Archer Snags a Kennedy


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,409 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,538 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,042 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,522 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 585 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 473 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,780 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,648 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,422 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,196 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,542 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,108 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,028 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,195 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,776 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,037 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,076 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,788 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,314 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,403 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,543 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,863 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,719 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,838 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,194 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,496 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,602 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,004 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,876 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,459 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,954 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,208 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,317 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 7, 2019 at 07:00

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