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Scientology social media: The gang’s all here, let’s clear the planet!

 
We want to once again thank our source who lets us in on what Scientologists are telling each other on their social media feeds.

We’ll start with the photo you see above. The Scientologist who posted it explained how fun it was to bring mom and dad down to ASHO, the American Saint Hill Organization building, which is part of the Big Blue headquarters compound in Los Angeles, known as PAC Base for Pacific Area Command.

And mom and dad were so excited to run into their Sea Org son, who they hadn’t seen in years, since he was part of the force of indentured servants who work around the clock, 365 days a year, for pennies an hour after signing a billion-year contract. But doesn’t everyone look happy?

The South Africa Advanced Org, meanwhile, shows off its recent graduates, a sizable portion of whom appear to be from Russian-speaking countries and are taking advantage of the lower prices at Castle Kyalami.

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Hey, who needs a job?

 

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Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan is the proud new owner of a Mirit Hendrickson original!

 

 
But don’t fret campers, there are plenty where that came from!

 

 
Celebrating Ron’s birthday while confronting and shattering the planetary bullbait.

 

 

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Source Code

“It’s an interesting thing that there exists on Earth a cult which believes a hundred percent that it has the only god there is in this universe. And this is quite an interesting thing. See, this is terribly interesting. Anybody who says he has a total monopoly on all there is of something, which you can’t weigh, see or measure, is suspect. Christianity’s gain in the world and its departure from its own announced principles were in the main in the direction of control…It is not even a major group today in European and American spheres of influence. It keeps telling you that it is, but it isn’t. The majority of the white races today are not members of the Christian church. And there are about ten times as many Buddhists. Oh I don’t know, two hundred times as many Buddhists or something. Rather overwhelmingly big. But that was an effort to control. And an interesting effort to control, because when it failed in its own basic tenets it then departed from its basics. And our quarrel with it is, that in practice it isn’t what it says it is. That’s our only quarrel with it. It is something that tries to appear one way when it is something else.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 28, 1957

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER go near a British Consul in any port we are in for passport renewal or any other reason. Send the person to another port we don’t use. The Corfu trouble has been traced by our Missionaires to FORTE the Corfu British Consul who told the most vile and fantastic lies about us such as the H&W men were now in an insane asylum in Athens! That we poisoned wells and did black magic. We are suing him there and also will kick it back to England. The whole Corfu incident was censored out of Greek press and has not hit International Press. So no ports know of it. Which is okay. But let that be a lesson to us about British Consuls. So that’s how they lost their empire! 3rd Party specialists. By the way they supply arms to both sides of the Biafra conflict and both sides in the Israel-Jordan Suez war! Also, by the way, an official protest was made by the Panama Consul General in Athens to the Greek govt. And so Panama is on our side. Also the Nomarch is being removed in Corfu. Hah! But the people there are terrified of arrest so we’re pulling our Mission out. We won after all.” — The Commodore, March 28, 1969

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“What happens when the newly emerging Tyranny, Monarchy and Dictatorship of TechnoScientoMathematical Authority gets tied into the Money, Finance and Appreciation of our Americanosophic Allusions in Libertarianism, Capitalism and Altruism? What happens when the newly evolving ‘pandemic effects’ ripple across the infrastructures of education, healthcare and transportation, and prompt further autonomous depersonalized postmodernizations in need of more worthwhile interactivity and integrativity going forward?”

 
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Past is Prologue

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2001: Keith Henson posted an update on the legal situation of attorney Graham Berry, a long-time opponent of Scientology. “The clams got Graham’s car by assuring a bankruptcy judge that his 14-year-old Jeep, bald tires, marginal brakes, electrical problems, and water leaks would sell for $6,700. Since in bankruptcy you can’t have a car worth more than $1,900, they will sell it at auction to some public Scientologist and give Graham $1,900. There is a deposition of Donald Wager; in it he admits to a string of criminal actions in the Hurtado v. Berry case and related. Wager admits paying a street person in jail for false testimony and being paid back by Moxon. He also talks about taking the street person’s false testimony to the Sheriff in an attempt to get Graham arrested.”

 
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Random Howdy

“I laugh when Scientologists state that Scientology has nothing to do with faith or belief, and that it doesn’t involve a belief in the supernatural or paranormal. Yeah, spirits, reincarnation, telekinesis, astral projection, demons (body thetans) have nothing to do with anything like that!”

 
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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 arraigned Jan 20. Discovery hearing on April 20, prelim set for May 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed to April 13.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Charged in Brooklyn federal court on Feb 4. Arraigned on Feb 9. Pretrial conference set for Apr 29.>

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 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s motions to compel arbitration. June 7: Status conference.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 24.

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.

 
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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 is Scientology’s plan for bringing good ‘hygiene’ to your door
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab expansion plans DENIED in Maryland and Michigan
[THREE years ago] Scientology TV was launched with a massive ad campaign — is it working?
[FOUR years ago] Lawrence Wright goes to Nazareth; or, how Reza Aslan drove us into the arms of L. Ron Hubbard
[FIVE years ago] Scientology at Comic Con: An attempt at a minor intervention, as told by Phil Jones
[SIX years ago] On the eve of ‘Going Clear’, Leah Remini says she’s grateful to the people behind it
[SEVEN years ago] Ted Babbitt’s gambit: Recasting the Garcia federal fraud lawsuit against Scientology
[EIGHT years ago] In Dianetics, the Uterus is a Frightening Place — ALSO: Nation of Islam Boosting Involvement?

 
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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 2,254 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,758 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,278 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,298 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,189 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,496 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,364 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,138 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,468 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,942 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,258 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,824 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,743 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,911 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,492 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,753 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,791 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,504 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,029 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 384 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,559 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,110 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,259 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,579 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,434 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,553 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,909 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,212 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,318 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,720 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,592 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,175 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,670 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,924 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,033 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on March 28, 2021 at 07:00

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