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It’s Sunday and we’re plunging into Scientology’s social media world again, where Scientologists tell each other about how the world will soon be theirs for the taking.

This week, a Scientology baby gets its thetan, while geniuses around the world go clear and beyond!

But let’s start with the classifieds. Anyone need a job?



Alex and Mara’s baby arrived (see last week), and we can only hope the thetan who jumped into her meets their ambitious criteria!


We’re disappointed we missed this event here in New York.


Old school Scientology operative Arte Maren just never gives up…



Busy in Germany…


Come to Flag for the holidays! (And bring your wallet!)


Thetan rights are human rights.


Scientology loves winning awards you’ve never heard of.



Please fly to Ireland to spend your money at our Dublin Org, because no one local goes near the place.


Meanwhile, Scientology TV churns on and on…


The state of Clear! Boom!



Mission life…


“Refresher,” yeah, that’s what it is.


The best thing ever!


Head’s up, Sydney…



Another pitch for Dublin (from Saint Hill)…


We keep writing bigger checks! We’re geniuses!


Mega wins!



From 18 to 50 on staff? Hey, it’s only one lifetime.


Clear 74,106: This planet will be cleared in no time!


Scientologists are getting Leah in their faces every time they turn on Netlix…



Head’s up, Portland…


The family that audits together…



Source Code

“There’s another item that’s posted on the bulletin board, has to do with one R. — I think it is — R. M. Nixon. You notice that on the bulletin board? And John is attributing the fact that we clobbered Nixon to the fact that he’s clobbered. I don’t know to what point this extends, but it’s interesting that that is the first political figure in the United States that we really have clobbered. Of course, we hit him hard. Mary Sue isn’t here. Mary Sue isn’t here, so I can tell you that actually I hit him because he hit at Mary Sue. It’s almost that corny. But this fellow was using the United States Secret Service as a sort of a private Gestapo. And he’d been doing this all over Washington and so forth. So I just didn’t think it was good political, I didn’t think he had the right political color, somehow or another.” — L. Ron Hubbard, November 15, 1962



Overheard in the FreeZone

“This is a war of implanters vs free thetans. Get more auditing. I recommend the Excalibur course to see the command of the collectivists, ‘we are one.’ I don’t know if you are old enough to remember how many governments and media sources came out with bogus and biased stories to destroy Hubbard and Scientology in the 60s and 70s. The implanters bring spiritual pressure down on their minions to harass and destroy all good people and prophets who make breakthroughs to free thetans. This is the way it’s been throughout human history. It is successful because beings above us in space are suppressing us in real time. I am not even done with Excalibur, but I came face to face with the real suppressive forces and see a direct link to their attacks on Hubbard and now also Trump. If you are against Trump, then you do not know who he is or what he is doing for America and the world.”


Past is Prologue

1999: Stacy Brooks reported some of the dirty tricks being used against the new Lisa McPherson Trust, attempting to establish a presence in Clearwater. “We had an appointment at eleven to look at a building at 33 N. Ft. Harrison. Within five minutes seven Scientologists barged into the room he was showing us and began shouting at him, ‘This man is a criminal! He was arrested for assault and battery last night! He’s violent! Don’t do business with these people!’ The CPA ordered them out of the building immediately, but they refused to go. We finished our tour and then sat down to talk to him in his conference room. Almost immediately his secretary called to say that his building was being picketed and that one of his clients had been photographed as they entered the offices.”


Random Howdy

“Those who still believe in the tech will say that they ‘know’ that it works from personal experience and that science hasn’t caught up to LRH yet. vaLLarrr used to ask us if we thought we loved our mothers or if we knew we loved our mothers in her attempts to defend the tech as being empirically provable. It’s all self delusional mind games they’re playing with themselves.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson’s demurrer denied Oct 19, arraignment delayed to Jan 6.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed for ‘Fatico’ hearing in January.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles

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.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court filed Oct 30.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Nov 6, motions to compel arbitration, awaiting ruling; Jan 29, Masterson’s request to stay discovery pending the criminal case
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Oct 19: Feshbachs still considering further appellate relief.
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.

Concluded litigation:
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
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.


SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and coming November 1 to Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] The new leaders of ‘Scientology’ tell us about their fight to free the world
[TWO years ago] Eric Saldarriaga, private eye who took the fall for Scientology, 1973-2017
[THREE years ago] Jared Fogle, former Subway huckster, turned to an indie Scientologist for failed ‘appeal’
[FOUR years ago] In court today: Flop filmmakers who met in Scientology face 75 years for Ponzi scheme
[FIVE years ago] Tom DeVocht: Watching David Miscavige watch Lisa McPherson and her faulty ‘needle’
[SIX years ago] Judge calls for February mini-trial in Garcia case, and we have text of the Lemberger lawsuit
[SEVEN years ago] Judge James Whittemore Reins In the Garcia v. Scientology Case
[EIGHT years ago] LA’s Sheriff Lee Baca Handing Out Scientology Booklets This Sunday?
[NINE years ago] Scientology in Israel: Arson, Attempted Murder, Foreclosure, General Paranoia — And a Visit by the Voice!


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 2,121 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,625 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,145 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,165 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,056 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,363 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,231 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,005 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,809 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,125 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,691 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,610 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,778 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,359 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,620 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,658 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,371 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,896 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 251 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,426 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,977 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,126 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,446 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,301 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,420 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,776 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,079 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,185 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,587 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,459 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,042 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,537 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,791 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,900 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on November 15, 2020 at 07:00

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