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Scientology social media: Planetary conquest still on track even as orgs are boarded up

It’s another social media Sunday here in the Bunker, and we once again thank our source who lets us in on what Scientologists are telling each other as their planetary takeover proceeds at record speed.

You’d never know from this week’s items that many of the orgs in the US are boarded up. We didn’t see a mention of it anywhere. Hm.

Instead, we have the usual mix of miracles and postulates and calls to action, and we’ll start with the celebration of a sporting exploit…



An amazing safe pointing tool!


Leaving California for Clearwater? Have to say, we’ve been seeing more of this lately…


Government suppression in Germany? Bah! Stuttgart is making Clears!



More certs for staffers!


Camille just got rid of a boatload of space cooties on OT 5 and her universe is changed…


Wheelchairs are for losers…



Another one through the Wall of Fire!


The SF org is boarded up, but it’s still signing up new staff? Hm.


Woo-hoo! Scientology held an All-Ideal USA online event, and 700 people showed up! This planet will be cleared in no time!



Don’t mess with Peter, you counter-intentioned CSs!


South Africa wants your business!


We love OT phenomena.


Tampa gets a re-sign!



And another!


Scientologists with Covid? But that’s not possible, is it?


“Therefore, attack.”



The most amazing place on Earth.


Hey, this is today.



Source Code

“Hitler didn’t have any trouble with a large section of his population. He just put them all in concentration camps and that was it. And it’s that kind of a game if you want to look at it. It’s not the game of government and who will we elect and democracy über alles, or something, it’s not all that kind of a government. It’s just the kind of a government, well, there they are nicely out of the running, everybody is out of the running, isn’t that nice. And things are just barely ticking over, and we’re not going to be troubled by those fellows from the 18th Panzer Division that put up such a hell of a fight on Exnoo. We’re not going to be troubled with them anymore because we got them implanted very nicely, and they’ve all been sent down to Earth, and the mores of the society there will take care of everything And they will never be in circulation again as space jockeys. It’s that kind of thinking, you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 20, 1961



Avast, Ye Mateys

“Kindliness note: FEBC students and public students are no longer thrown overboard at Flag. It went out in ’68. We haven’t thrown anyone overboard for just ages. There hasn’t even been a low condition assigned on Flag for a couple of years. However, with new recruits aboard and the decks getting dirty…” — The Commodore, December 20, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I think the biggest mistake is selling and aiming at OT. Theta level auditing is spectacular, gives wonderful key-outs, and seems like it is really doing something — but when you actually look at the real lives of OTs they usually don’t look too impressive. We bypass all the myriad reasons things don’t go right in this life and this world. We should aim at making people’s real lives better, not getting them to some mystical state. That train has left.”


Past is Prologue

1998: The broadcast of Investigative Reports on A&E was the subject of newspaper reviews this week. From the Boston Herald: “‘In any war there’s casualties on both sides. . . . On our side, we’ve made our mistakes,’ David Miscavige, the church’s reclusive leader, said in his first TV interview since jousting with ABC’s Ted Koppel in 1992. The Miscavige interview aired on a two-hour ‘A&E Investigative Reports’ show that has the feel of a glowing infomercial for Scientology, featuring long interviews with church celebrities John Travolta and Isaac Hayes. Though the A&E show has a distinctly pro-Scientology approach, it also includes comments from several critics who condemn Scientology as a powerful, global money-making scam. But the show does not deal with whether Scientology has given up its longtime high-pressure sales methods, which often lead to fraud and deceit claims. Instead A&E portrays Scientology as a victim of oppression by the U.S. government, psychiatrists and the media — including Time magazine and the Boston Herald. The A&E show often avoids criticizing Scientology.”


Random Howdy


“12:35! Oh shit, there goes another day shot to hell.”


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 on Jan 19.
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 denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 18, re-hearing on motions to compel arbitration; 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. Nov 18: Feshbachs indicated they will enter into consent judgment to pay the debt.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.

Concluded litigation:
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs.
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 now on 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] Scientology asks for emergency hearing Monday to force Valerie Haney into ‘arbitration’
[TWO years ago] Bill Franks, 1946-2018, appointed by Hubbard to ‘reform’ Scientology after Snow White scandal
[THREE years ago] AUDIO: David Miscavige’s claim that Mexico has officially recognized Scientology as a religion
[FOUR years ago] The fight over the secrets on a Scientology spy’s seized laptop that no one is talking about
[FIVE years ago] Augustine: Compton scam rehab and ‘literacy crusade’ have vanished since raid
[SIX years ago] Jon Atack looks back at his final Scientology auditing session — and how he broke free
[SEVEN years ago] Tom Cruise drops his disastrous suit against Bauer Media and its magazines
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology in 2012: John Sweeney, Paulette Cooper, and More Look Back on a Year of Crisis for the Church
[NINE years ago] Scientology Kids: Fully Indoctrinated by 18


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 2,156 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,660 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,180 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,200 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,091 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,398 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,266 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,040 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,844 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,160 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,726 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,645 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,813 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,394 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,655 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,693 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,406 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,931 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 286 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,461 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,012 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,161 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,481 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,336 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,455 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,811 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,114 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,220 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,622 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,494 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,077 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,572 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,826 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,935 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on December 20, 2020 at 07:00

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