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The expensive set of nutty experiences Scientology is pushing hard right now

 
As much as Scientology is slow to change because it’s based on the words of a guy who’s been dead for 36 years, it does evolve over time, and it’s something that has always fascinated us.

If you want to get oldtimers going, just ask them about how the definition of a “floating needle” changed, or whether the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course has lost its preeminent position.

But the thing we’ve noticed recently is how much some auditing experiences are being pushed on Scientologists which are not technically on the Bridge to Total Freedom. Think of them as electives on your way to becoming a sort of graduate student of L. Ron Hubbardism.

Super Power is one, and we had some real fun with a success story last week. But the other “Flag-only” experience that is being pushed hard right now is the “Ls.”

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The L Rundowns are pricey. L10, L11, and L12, with lodging and all of the extras that come with a stay at Flag — Scientology’s spiritual mecca, the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida — can cost 100 grand or more. But Scientologists are assured that these are life-changing experiences, and how can you really feel like a hardcore, universe-expanding thetan unless you’ve been through them?

Back in 2014, as we did our series on Scientology’s entire spectrum of courses and auditing levels, Jefferson Hawkins took us through the Ls and we published some of the questions that come with them. Here’s a glimpse of the kind of interrogation you’d go through on the rundowns, as reconstructed by former members who went through it:

Is there some connection you won’t let go of?
Have you ever done a family member in?
Have you ever brutalized another with sex?
Are you best left alone?
Are women stupid?
Do you have a secret desire to annihilate the opposite sex?
Are you spied on?
How powerful do you have to be to be successful?
Are other people necessary?
Have you squashed a thetan out of existence?
Is life worth living?
Are you facing eternity with lack of hope?

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Perusing the huge amount of Scientology social media and come-ons the way we do, we’ve noticed how much these pricey products are being pushed. And then, we ran into this success story this week that we thought we’d share with you, and we asked Chris Shelton for his thoughts about the Ls and what they mean to Scientologists.

First, here’s the success story:

L 11 win…

I actually did L11 a couple of years ago. And years later I am still appreciating the tremendous value to my life that weekend at Flag was for me.

Yes, I said weekend.

It all started when my sister-in-law came to do L11. She flew in on Thursday night and by Saturday evening we were having dinner and she was done with L11! I just remember her mouth was just kind of hanging open, and she was having a hard time describing what was happening!

I’ll never forget it! All the sudden I realized “What?” In my mind I was thinking huge donations and time. But it turns out that L11 is done in usually five hours or so of an L intensive! Not always for every person but generally!

I was in! I couldn’t see how I could afford all three Ls in terms of time or donations at that point. But WOW! I could do just that one!

(You need to be a NED case completion or Clear to do the L’s.)

So I had just attested to Clear not that long before that dinner. And it hit me! I was going to do L11 and it was relatively easy to swing it!

An unbelievable thing happened on L11 for me that has indeed given me an entirely new life. Just like the title says, “L11 New Life Rundown.”

I “found myself” on L11. I found out what I do! All of the stops and things that were preventing me from being able to be myself and do what I do and MAKE MONEY at it too were just POOF! Gone!

The thing I was marveling at today was the recovery of my ability to make spaces beautiful.

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I used to only dream about having beautiful spaces. I could never figure out how others did it! And I could only look with admiration at beautiful things people had created and wish I could do that too!

Well guess what I found out on L11!

I PLAY with MEST and make beautiful combinations of it. I am an artist. I was born singing, drawing, coloring, designing outfits, creating productions and plays and shows for my family. But I couldn’t see it! And more importantly I couldn’t do it!

L11 took the blinders and chains right off!

It removed the deep aberration going WAY back. That reason that had me stopped 16 ways to Sunday!

It was right in front of my face the whole time, but at the same time buried with an aberration that wasn’t all that hard to get rid of as it turns out!

And ever since then, I EXECUTE! (Get it done)! I effectively create beauty everywhere! Gardens! Spaces! Food! Anything I put attention on creating becomes beautiful.

That’s what I do. And now I’m making money at it! WHAT? It feels like I just go through life playing! And to some people it probably looks like that. But believe me it’s work but it’s FUN!

Today I completed and started exchanging a project I’ve worked on for over a year.

I was able to exchange it as something very useful and am helping another person make it onto OT 7 through my create as he needed a place to stay off base for medical reasons.

I want you to see how this started and how it looks like now.

And to understand that this all started with L11. This new life, and dream come true!

Call Tristan at Flag and see how you can have a brand new shiny life from now out into the future forever!

What a very very small donation I made for such incredible ability, happiness, and thetafication! YEARS later I’m still raving!

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It’s paying for itself financially over and over and OVER! (And I did the other two Ls too which were critical. As my sister-in-law put it, they should be a requirement for life!)

But that ONE step, that ONE move, and the effects just keep on going and going and GOING!

The best investment on the planet! Flag-only rundown! Contact me if you don’t have an FSM and you need some help. But do it do it do it!

Three years later I am still sitting her looking at all in the amazing change I made in those few little hours of my life at Flag!

This is what I call my “Cinderella” trailer and you can see from the photos the transformation it made. It’s now officially making money and has its first guest. This is just one example but something that finally came to fruition today. And I’m so proud and I got to thinking about it and decided to write this up and pay tribute where tribute is due. Thanks to LRH and COB for keeping the tech there and pure!

This is a result of applied Scientology all the way!

 
And here’s what Chris sent us when we asked him for his thoughts on the L rundowns and why Scientology might be pushing them:

If you were looking at the pie chart of income from the various Scientology services, I’m pretty sure the Ls would have a significant piece of that pie because they are the single most expensive auditing you can receive. They therefore receive a great deal of attention as they are the centerpiece of Flag services, the pinnacle of the Scientology universe.

Unfortunately, the Ls can only be delivered by the very highest trained of Sea Org auditors: the Class X, XI and XIIs. These class levels reflect training on each of the three Ls: L10, L11 and L12. The “L” is an old-style notation by Hubbard for “List” and originally were lists of questions and commands compiled on the yacht Apollo when Hubbard was still in direct command and at sea in the early 1970s.

Miscavige had started annihilating the Class XIIs in the 1980s (perhaps even earlier) because they tended to (a) be loyal to Hubbard’s dictates, not Miscavige’s; (b) they had an authority of their own which perhaps distracted from Miscavige’s own quest for power as he rose quickly to the top in the early 1980s. He didn’t want any potential rivals when he made his play for the crown and some of the Class XIIs had tried to get in his way.

So after decimating an already relatively small pool of people, Miscavige did have a problem of having only so many Ls auditors at Flag who could deliver only so many hours of Ls auditing. This may have been one of the reasons for the impetus behind the Basics and Super Power, another action that is very much like the L Rundowns in that you can do them regardless of where you have progressed on the overall Bridge to Total Freedom. So long as you aren’t in the middle of some random process or Grade action or between OT I – OT III (what they call the Non-Interference Zone), then you’re good to go on Super Power or on the L Rundowns. Of course, you also have to pay for them.

The Ls are mythic in Scientology, talked about really in almost hushed or reverential tones. No one knows what is on them at this time, at least not for sure, because the actual commands/questions have never been leaked. Reproductions of the L Rundowns can be found online written from memory by some of those disconnected Class XIIs. They became Freezoners and put their memories to work to deliver the Ls outside the Church. Based on these write-ups and the promotion from the Church, the Ls are supposed to “super charge” you as a thetan by addressing deep-seated, core areas of “aberration.” One of the Ls, for example, is supposed to address the basic reason a person can become PTS in the first place and make a person nearly impervious to any future suppression, no matter how horrible the SP. Another L, and the most coveted, is supposed to put a person in a state of permanent exteriorization from the body, freely outside and OK with it.

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From my own experience, very few who do the Ls ever say much about them. They talk about regaining basic spiritual perceptions or awareness but can’t even remember the questions or commands they were asked which put them in that state. In retrospect, their descriptions of it sound an awful lot like the classic idea of a person put in an amnesiac trance where they are conditioned in some fashion including to forget what happened while under trance. I doubt the process is as straightforward as that, but those are the results I saw.

The Ls have always been for wealthier Scientologists, but sometimes the middle class or not-so-rich Scientologists make a splurge or charge up their cards and go for getting an L or the three Ls altogether. It’s a minimum of $100,000 based on the last prices I knew of to get all three done, or at least purchase enough hours to have a hope of that happening. Every person’s experience is different.

That’s the most summary version I can give on the Ls and still tell you everything I think is important to know about them. If Miscavige or someone in the Marketing Department at Flag is pushing out a lot of Ls promotion, it’s probably because Flag is looking for faster ways to get more cash in. I’m sure other former Flag crew could also pipe in with more knowledge on that question.

Thanks for that help, Chris.

 
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Continuing our year in review: The stories of July 2020

Early in July we published another Narconon horror story, from a family that wanted to remain nameless. For every one of these stories we can tell you, others go through the same nightmare but tell us they can’t go public.

Tom Cruise turned 58 on July 3, and we reminded readers that he still hasn’t been asked by reporters to explain why his former good friend, Shelly Miscavige, is being kept out of sight. And other stuff he should really have to answer for.

LRH 2 — a/k/a ex-convict Justin Craig — declared that ‘Scientology is dead’ after he continued to get pushback from indies who were losing faith that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Scientology’s founder. He announced that he was starting another venture he called “Esperianism.”

On July 6, we learned some significant new details in the 2019 shooting death of Brian Statler from his sister, Krystle.

The next day we reported that Covid payroll bailot loans had gone to three Scientology churches, two Narconon centers, and the anti-psychiatry front group CCHR. We also found that several Scientology schools got bailouts. (Later in the year we’d get a much more extensive list of Scientology entities that received PPP loans.)

Scientology’s most reliable shill at the LAPD, Captain Cory Palka, screwed up and used a private email account for business, and some gadflies got ahold of some of his emails in a records request. We published some of the ones that had to do with his cozy relationship with the church.

Those emails led us to a Scientology website where videos of celebrities at past Christmas celebrations were still archived online. They were a hoot.

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Then came July’s grim double-whammy. We learned from John Travolta’s Instagram account that his wife Kelly Preston had died of cancer at 57. And then we got the news that Lisa Marie Presley’s 27-year-old son Benjamin Keough had

The next day, another bit of bad news blindsided us: Bryan Seymour’s highly anticipated ten-part series “Scientology Black Ops” was suddenly and mysteriously killed by Seven News, after it had put out a trailer to build up interest.

Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, who were going to be featured in the series, later told us they believed Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis had used their influence to get the investigative package spiked.

Leigh Dundas, the anti-vaxxer Scientologist attorney in California, unleashed another amazing expression of outrage at a public meeting, and we had video.

Rod Keller continued to score amazing videos put out by Scientologists on lockdown, including one with major church donor Tom Cummins urging others to give, saying, “You’re going to pay this money fucking eventually.”

With both John Travolta and Lisa Marie Presley experiencing personal tragedies, we pointed out that if these old friends began to support each other emotionally, the church might be the loser.

As her new podcast with Mike Rinder began, Leah Remini revealed that she had approached the FBI about investigating Scientology.

Valerie Haney asked Judge Richard Burdge to reconsider his ruling forcing her to “religious arbitration,” and Scientology was so offended by Valerie’s request that it asked the court for $160,000 in sanctions. It will be heard in January.

After losing his son, actor Johnny Lewis, and his wife, Michael Lewis spent a boatload on upper-level Scientology services and says he’s never felt better.

Then the month’s — and possibly the year’s — biggest bombshell: Leah Remini gave us her unpublished chapter on Tom Cruise from her book “Troublemaker,” which included some of the major secrets that were going to be exposed in Bryan Seymour’s 10-part spiked series. Wow!

On July 29 we learned about yet another Scientologist facing criminal charges: Dennis Nobbe, a Miami chiropractor we had run into before because he had been sued for forcing Scientology on his employees. Now he was facing much more serious issues, including the charge that he’d misused a PPP loan.

And the month ended with a wild one: Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass’s potential pick as VP candidate was being upended because she’d once given a speech at a Scientology Ideal Org grand opening.

 
A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2019: Brendan Tighe and Sunny Pereira told us more shattering disconnection stories. Chris Owen unearthed what was really behind the 1960s FDA investigation of Scientology. Miss New York would no longer shill for a Scientology front organization after our reporting. Mike Rinder made public an LAPD report about a woman who fled Scientology after being lured in by Jason Dohring at the Celebrity Center.

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A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2018: Photos from Maiden Voyage included what would become an infamous shot of David Miscavige getting pinned with a medal. A witness in the Danny Masterson investigation provided proof that they were being subjected to frightening harassment. With trial nearing, Laura DeCrescenzo served David Miscavige with a notice to appear. A stunning new story of Scientology financial crime begins to unfold in the tale of Efrem Logreira and an ice cream party. Chris Owen reconsidered the UK ban on Scientology on its 50th anniversary. We reported the puzzling suicide of a young Scientologist visiting the Flag Land Base. And Sunny Pereira treated us to her Scientology passport!

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2017: Clay Irwin snagged images from the spy camera aimed at his house. L. Ron Hubbard explained how you could crush a planet between thumb and forefinger with OT powers. Scientology billionaires yoked the fortunes of the world’s biggest-selling drug to an ongoing windfall for Scientology. Tommy Davis’s Hollywood dream ended, and so did his marriage. Paulette Cooper turned 75.

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2016: How the parents of a Kazakh woman got her back from the Sea Org. We marked the passing of Steve “Sarge” Pfauth at 70. We found that Joey Chait’s story was more complex than some had it. Rebecca McKee told us how she reunited with her high school sweetheart. And we said goodbye to Arlene Cordova.

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2015: We wrote about Scientology’s day care from hell. Brian Sheen’s full Scientology story turned out to be pretty fascinating. Chris Shelton emceed us in Denver. And Nick Lister dished on Tom Cruise ruthlessly putting ethics in on his own family.

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2014: Our Independence Day special, when Jeremy Powers defied disconnection and came home. We said goodbye to John Joseph, a man who cared. Camilla Andersson went public after 29 years in Scientology. And we live-blogged ID network’s show on Elli Perkins (which featured your proprietor).

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 2013: Leah Remini defects, Shelly Miscavige speaks, Jim Lynch exteriorizes, and Christian Stolte rocks.

 
Five of our favorites from the most-upvoted comments of July 2020

July 4: JaneJones
Today I am celebrating my independence from the mind control cult which I was born to. I wanted to come here and express my gratitude, though I have read this blog and your comments every single day for the last six years I have only posted once. Fear does a lot. I feel the fear leaving my body and it’s only because of the incredible efforts that you all have been making to help stop the suffering. Please keep sharing, please keep posting. We are here and we read what you say. It is our lifeline away from Scientology. Since leaving I have lost my parents and close friends. I graduated from college with a degree in Psychology last month, what a mind melting experience getting a real education has been! I am continuing my education and hope to work with survivors in the future and specialize in C-PTSD.

July 7: Richard
Reading today’s article, Tony started a sentence “We put in a message to Scientology’s spokeswoman Karin Pouw” and I knew what the next sentence would be, without looking. I was right.

July 10: Geoff Levin
As an original performer at Christmas story’s I used to think this was a fun event. And I knew this was to cozy up to the Hollywood PD branch. It took several years for the show to become professional. I used tp play guitar in the show band. I remember when Tom Cruise attended one year and brought his children. That was exciting for the attending police. Getting to be a performer at the Xmas event was always a big deal because the A list Scientology actors would perform. The show always seem to hit its donation mark regardless of attendance and audience donations.. I also performed with Geoffrey Lewis doing our Celestial Navigations Xmas story’s. I look back on those times and I’m always amazed at how hoodwinked I was and to some degree star struck by the Scientology actors. Celebrity Centre has been the lynch pin keeping the church together PR wise since 1969. It is now time for karma to kick in.

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July 17: chukicita
Hell hath no fury like a Scientologist who has been mildly inconvenienced.

July 27: Mighty Korgo of Teegeeack
The moral of the story: Even if you become the best known Scientologist in the world you will become morally bankrupt, a destroyer of decent people and be horrified if the world doesn’t conform to your slightest wish.

 
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Source Code

“Some people have been awfully mean to us. Now let’s knock them down the emotional curve. The way you do it is to define a miracle and then turn them out, because you can turn out a certain percentage of miracles. The lame aren’t good enough — you want somebody who can’t walk. The blind are fine, but don’t get people blind in just one eye; you want a seeing-eye-dog type of blindness. And if you follow out that line of advance you will then, as a third-, fifth- or tenth-echelon reaction, help all the others….All of a sudden it starts word of mouth all over: ‘Dianetics is turning on people’s sight.’ Everybody who is blind, who really wants some help and objects to being blind and isn’t basing all the approval of his life upon being blind, will be on the other end of a telephone, as far as you are concerned….Let’s set up shop and undo three specific problems. I know you have a lot of preclears that are hanging on your skirts and so forth. Give them the book and tell them to give you a call, and you go to work on blindness, arthritis ‘can’ts’ and children in bed with the aftereffects of polio. Just work on those categories. Don’t take children that have been all chewed up by surgery. You can make them better off but they are not spectacular.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 27, 1951

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“We are moving toward AD 21 with all aces. The sequence of (1) Put Flag here (2) Put Coninental Liaison there (3) Put orgs there is working out very well. We have been about 14 months on this sequence of actions already. We’re about 2/3rds through No. 1, 1/2 through No. 2 and, assisted by the FEBC student pgm are already begun on No. 3. The targets I’m working toward is every SO tripled in size and every Scn org in the world the size and activity of SH 1967. As we have now proved out that we have the only fast effective tech on the planet that handles the sick and insane as well as everything else we have had, it is obvious that if we just keep on going the way we’re going and our people have and wear their hats, we’ll make it!” — The Commodore, December 27, 1970

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“53 new people have gone and viewed our website in the past month. Non Existence condition is going good so far.”

 
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Past is Prologue

1999: From the Congressional Record: “Mr. [Mike] ENZI [senator from Wyoming]: Mr. President, I rise to submit a resolution concerning religious discrimination in Germany with my colleague, the distinguished Senator from Louisiana, Ms. Landrieu…[A] minority group that has been subject to significant discrimination in Germany is the Church of Scientology and its members. The documentation of discrimination against both Americans and Germans based solely on their Church membership seems irrefutable. I especially find the growing governmental use and sponsorship of ‘sect-filters’ disturbing. Nonetheless, in spite of all this evidence and documentation, the German Government seems to believe the State Department has revised its views as to the existence of religious discrimination in their country. I have also seen media reports that characterized the 1998 Report as effectively ending earlier State Department criticism of Germany for its treatment of Scientologists. I cannot believe these characterizations of the Human Rights Report are an accurate representation of the position of the State Department on these matters. Clearly, the matter of religious discrimination and persecution in Germany needs to be reviewed and the position of the State Department clarified.”

 
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Random Howdy

“When I first read about ‘TR-Alice’ I was stunned because to me it was so obviously Hubbard laughing at his marks and laying out a huge clue that he was scamming them.”

 
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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.

 
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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.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

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.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

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.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

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?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] This year’s best Scientology shoops by readers of the Underground Bunker
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s humanitarians will continue to salvage this planet in 2019
[THREE years ago] Looking back at July ’17: How a billionaire set up psych drugs to fuel Scientology into the future
[FOUR years ago] Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: Marc & Claire Headley on forced abortions and Sea Org escapes
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s 2015 in review: Our July travels, and the day care story we can’t forget
[SIX years ago] Scientology’s 2014 in review: For July, a stunning story of independence
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s 2013 in review: The appeals of May and the blunts of June
[NINE years ago] Scientology Shoop of the Year — The Vote Is In!

 
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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 2,163 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,667 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,187 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,207 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,098 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,405 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,273 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,047 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,851 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,167 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,733 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,652 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,820 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,401 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,662 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,700 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,413 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,938 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 293 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,468 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,019 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,168 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,488 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,343 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,462 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,818 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,121 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,227 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,629 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,501 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,084 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,579 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,833 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,942 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 27, 2020 at 07:00

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