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What Scientologists are telling each other on social media right this very minute

Rod Keller is taking some well-deserved time off, and we look forward to the return of his weekly up-to-the-minute reports on what’s happening inside Scientology, which he has such a good knack at finding out.

Fortunately for us we’ve lucked into another source recently that we told you about who gives us a pretty unprecedented look into Scientologist social media feeds. It gives us an opportunity to see what Scientologists are telling each other about what’s important to them. We have another smattering of items from those feeds today, and we think you’ll find them pretty interesting.

First, there’s good news for our Tampa-area readers. You’ll be happy to hear that Scientology, which believes that Jesus and Christianity is a prank played on humanity 75 million years ago by a genocidal galactic warlord, will be going ahead with its annual faux-Christmas “Winter Wonderland,” where this year you can not only pick up a few engrams and body thetans from half-starved Scientology staffers, but you can also go home with a raging case of the corona.



Erika is ready to C/S you, Vancouver.


Come on, guys, it’s time.


Please go to Dublin to drop a boatload of cash like this Czech lady, because, we’re guessing, no one local is falling for their bollocks.



As if the people of Oregon didn’t already have enough to deal with, soon you’ll be getting a copy of The Way to Happiness in the mail!


Just what Austin needs — a new Scientology school. Does Austin favorite son Larry Wright know about this?


Should you go all the way to South Africa to spend tens of thousands of dollars so you can have invisible space alien souls removed from your person on something called OT 5? Sure, why the hell not? Look how excited these kids are for mom to spend their college money!


Cute baby. Be a shame to never see it again. Just keep signing those contracts, Vered!



Us Weekly in plain view? How dare they!


Sounds like a perfect spot for a Bluebird bus.


We had so much fun running around a pole in the Cause Resurgence Rundown, we decided to get matching haircuts.




Dead body found near Gold Base

Yesterday afternoon reports started popping up on Facebook that a dead body had been found near Scientology’s secretive Gold Base in San Jacinto, California. We sent off a question about it to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.

We very quickly got a reply from the department that a male body was found by the side of Gilman Springs Road at 6:55 am Saturday morning, but that it had nothing to do with the church itself.


Source Code

“Handling Security Checks in a society of this particular character, then, runs into a little bit of heavy weather. And you very often run into some heavy weather. Somebody’s sitting there and, good God, they’re the fellow who did it, you know, and what are you going to do as the auditor, you know?…What is your responsibility as an auditor? Well, it’s, your responsibility as an auditor is first and foremost as an auditor, is get the person out of it. You’re not the police force. Don’t you see? And then you actually are not honor bound from that point there on to be under a stamp and seal of total secrecy with regard to the fact that the First National Bank was robbed by Joe, you see. But don’t go calling up the police. They’re on the wrong road. Cops never get a society anyplace. Cops are a short-term proposition, strictly. The more cops, the more crime.” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 13, 1961


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I am waiting to attest for an advanced level that has created a space around me free from interference and case phenomena! It feels clean, calm and serene! I’m still getting used to it! Before I would make a postulate and it would rebound back at me or get lost in the confusion of counter intentions. Now I simply decide and my space has nothing counter to throw back at me! New business? Check. New car? Check. New house? Check. These are just the surface manifestations occurring recently. Theta wise I perceive a whole new existence. Picture Neo seeing the Matrix for the first time possibly. I’m getting very acquainted with the theta universe and its subtle yet powerful control of the MEST universe. Big shift! Prior to that it was hit-and-miss with Lady Luck deciding mostly. Not any more. There is more composure and certainty than before, it feels as if I’m ready to handle the bigger stuff, cant wait!!”


Random Howdy

“It seems to me that narconon preys on folks out in the hinterland and down south where detoxes are few and far between and the people are less up on this kind of stuff.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Arraignment scheduled for September 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing is set for October 5 in White Plains, NY. Jeffrey’s is set for October 24.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29, bond raised to $350,000 on Aug 27. Prosecutors appealed denial of their motion to have bond revoked, response from defense due Sept 11, response by prosecutors on Sept 14.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Motion for reconsideration denied on August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Sept 29 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, awaiting verdict.


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] No, RadarOnline did not discover a new underground bunker at Scientology’s Gold Base
[TWO years ago] How a Scientology-run business preyed on Silicon Valley icons in the name of ‘wellness’
[THREE years ago] Ford Greene responds to Marty Rathbun, and brings up a previous Scientology secret deal
[FOUR years ago] Co-writer Dan Koon answers accusations about the accuracy of Ron Miscavige’s ‘Ruthless’
[FIVE years ago] Paul Haggis, Lawrence Wright react to Alex Gibney’s Emmys sweep for ‘Going Clear’
[SIX years ago] Ryan Hamilton files 20th lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehab network
[SEVEN years ago] MONIQUE RATHBUN VS SCIENTOLOGY, DAY 2: Texas Showdown Shifts Gears
[NINE years ago] Marty Rathbun, Ex-Scientology Exec, Back from Germany: “The U.S. Media Has No Balls”


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 2,059 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,563 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,083 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,103 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 994 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,301 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,169 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,943 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,747 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,063 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,629 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,548 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,716 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,297 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,558 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,596 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,309 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,834 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,364 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,924 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,064 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,384 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,239 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,358 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,714 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,017 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,123 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,525 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,397 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,980 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,475 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,729 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,838 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 13, 2020 at 07:00

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