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Scientology social media: Does an E-meter count as a concealed weapon?

 
Once again we’re dipping into Scientology’s social media feeds, and this time on Easter Sunday.

Hey, let’s start in Tampa, where things are always on fire. Five Clears in a week! Hip, hip, hooray!

 

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Catherine, meanwhile, is stoked about achieving OT 1 at the South Africa AO.

 

 
Larry Hagman’s old pad is still a Scientology quack rehab.

 

 
Yet another way for Scientologists to connect online!

 

 
An OT 8 in Japan, interesting.

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Just a concealed carry class at an Applied Scholastics school. No big whoop.

 

 
Stan Gerson is still turning tricks!

 

 
The Freewinds isn’t going anywhere, but it’s still sending out webinars. Yay?

 

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“Money money money” — yeah, that about sums it up.

 

 
Oh look, it’s only Snow White unindicted coconspirator George Pilat.

 

 
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Source Code

“A fellow made a postulate. He said, ‘I’m going to square this all up. To be a pirate. That’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to be a pirate.’ And a few trillennia later, he sees a pig going down the road with a ring in its snout. And he faints and has a heart attack. Everybody says, ‘Look at what the hot weather has done to him.’ No! The hot weather might have assisted all this, but who did it to him? He did it to himself Way back down the track he said, to be a pirate. And, of course, pirates wear rings in their noses. There it is. Who did it? He did it. Well now, you can’t go around condemning this person for having done it to himself…you don’t have to blame him if you can eradicate it. Well, all of these causations for his ‘misfortunes’ are initially and basically resident in the GPM. Now, those of yesteryear have actually far more force on him, than those of today. These items here in present time — oh, those items are terribly important. Maybe he’s sitting in something that says, ‘Women who look like beatniks.’ You know? Maybe that’s the oppterm, see…And his wife’s a very neatly dressed girl and everything else and he’s always calling her a beatnik and she never can figure it out and he never can figure it out. And here are these items here, a chronic present time problem…He knows, you see, that the source of his ulcerous condition, you see, is because he eats too much harsh food. No, no. That’s the somatic ‘all women are beatniks.’ And what does he have to be? He has to be a Turk in order to combat this in some aberrated way. Well, there’s his ulcers and there’s his opposition. And he begins to think the whole environment is against him when in actual fact it’s just ‘women are beatniks.’ He sees some uncombed hair, he gets ulcers. Bang, bang, just like that — one, two!” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 4, 1963

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

“ENEMY FINANCES: I found Scientologists do not know (and the world sure doesn’t) the size and state of the enemy. For years, our orgs have made more in a week than Swersh does in a year. Two years ago Swersh was 25,000 in debt with little income in sight. Last year it was far worse. Brock Chisholen their world leader, just died, very few key figures are left. Their mouthpiece ‘The Daily Mail’ has just folded and Peter Younghusband who caused the Rhodesian upset has been sacked. We have traced their origins to 2 years before Hitler and have traced the Nazi death camps and Nazi Philosophy to this group. There were not 200,000 members at their peak. So over the world we outnumber even their rank and file 25 to one at a very low estimate. We could buy all they own out of a week’s income and never miss it. Although a few skirmishes or even battles are still ahead of us, there is now no slightest question as to who is winning this war. The Nazi Psychiatrist and Nazi psychologist will most surely go the way of the dinosaur. No, there is no question now as to who will win this war. We will.” — The Commodore, April 4, 1971

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“There are currently three versions for the aplication of Scientology. 1. Anti ex-Scientologists (in our friends lists) applying reverse Scientology tech on USA (California and Democratic states). This is evolving fast into widespread implanting the likes of Gray ET underground/US military bases in the Western USA. 2. Church of Scientology applying a Marcabian version of Scientology (includes the Tax Compliance Offices in OSA). 3. And the standard application of Scientology in the Freezone.”

 
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Past is Prologue

2001: La Prensa reported that Scientology’s ship, the Freewinds, may be inspected for dangerous asbestos levels. “People of the Shipping Inspection expect problems in seriously dealing with the ‘Freewinds’. All buildings and ships built before 1970 were built with asbestos. All plates/panels on roofs are made of dangerous asbestos. According to a functionary of the Shipping Inspection, this is a material which provides good protection from fire. ‘Why should we begin refusing ‘Freewinds,’ when we know that all ships built before 1970 were fitted with that material? Then we would have to refuse the majority of ships,’ according to the statement. Richardson emphasizes that blue asbestos is not dangerous, as long as one
does not come into contact with it. ‘We understand that the asbestos on board is in hard, and not powder, form. We will soon inspect the ‘Freewinds.’ We will do this together with Shipping Inspection and the Port Safety Inspection, since these are the the nautical authorities in this case,’ according to Richardson’s statement.”

 
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Random Howdy

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“Some of my greatest wins have come from applying the ‘you seem kind of tense’ back rub tech. Last thing we want is for the WOGs — a/k/a Women On Guard — to become aware of this wondrous technology.”

 
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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] Scientology, stop being so stupid during the pandemic. We have some advice for you.
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s bogus ‘arbitration’: The Garcia appeal brief is here, and it’s a beauty
[THREE years ago] Scientology cranks up its ‘noisy’ investigation of Leah Remini, and she fires back
[FOUR years ago] David Miscavige: Scientology TV launches by June 21, to show ‘planet’s coolest religion’
[FIVE years ago] VIDEO: David Miscavige’s entire speech at Scientology’s Atlanta ‘Ideal Org’ opening
[SIX years ago] ‘Going Clear’ subject Tom DeVocht visited by Burbank PD after suspicious anonymous tip
[SEVEN years ago] Video Vault: Hear L. Ron Hubbard unite Dianetics and Scientology in connubial bliss!
[EIGHT years ago] The Secret to Scientology’s “Wins” Revealed?
[NINE years ago] Mike Rinder on “The Hole,” Indoctrination, Confessions, and His Ultimate Escape

 
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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 2,261 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,765 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,285 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,305 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,196 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,503 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,371 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,145 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,475 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,949 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,265 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,831 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,750 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,918 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,499 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,760 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,798 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,511 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,036 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 391 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,566 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,117 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,266 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,586 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,441 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,560 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,916 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,219 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,325 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,727 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,599 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,182 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,677 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,931 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,040 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on April 4, 2021 at 07:00

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