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Scientology social media: Taking the planet higher than it’s ever been

[Meet Ryan, hairdresser and Hubbardite]

We’re indebted to our special source who lets us see what Scientologists have been sharing with each other on social media. And this week, wow, you suppressive louts are in big trouble.

Let’s start with this instant classic, with the humble brag that this grass monkey was too baked to realize he will be helping to clear the planet.



Ricardo laughs at your suppression.


That’s a lot of packaged happiness.


Thirteen people? Tampa is on fire!


Add another front group to the pile: Equity & Help Inc.



The pandemic LARPing goes on in South Africa.


Wait until Ryan discovers on the upper level that the beard is one big angry body thetan.


The tried and true methods are the best, aren’t they? Sign here, kids!



A special graduation on a Saturday? Will Dave be there?


Two years as a superhuman. Hip, hip, hooray!


Suppression is the only reason someone falls off the Bridge. This is known.


Annika is fast flow!



Miracles Outreach, a Scientology front? Hm.


Resist the V!



Source Code

“I had an example of this. I had a couple of words on a line plot, when I was auditing, and they didn’t make much sense, and I let them go by! They didn’t make any sense to me and by George, we had a wrong item! And as soon as we got the thing straightened out and they did make sense, and so forth, they rocket read, and we went ahead beautifully. The point I’m stressing here is even though you have those forms, don’t try to gobbledygook it. Because gobbledygook won’t work. But sometimes it looks a little gobbledygooky, let’s get the idea of ‘to be Catholic.’ Let’s say that somebody had a goal like that. Got it down in the Vatican or somewhere, they got implanted, and ‘to be Catholic,’ you know. And you get down to the ‘-ness’ form of the goal. And you say, well that’s obviously the beingness of a Catholic. But by George, that doesn’t work! And you finally find out that it’s ‘Catholicness.’ Makes sense, doesn’t it? Catholicness. It isn’t an English word, but it’s a perfectly decent concept. It’s the ‘-ness’ ness of being a Catholic. See? And Catholicness, you’ll find out will fire right at that point, very nice.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 18, 1963



Avast, Ye Mateys

“NAME CHANGE: The harbour recognized the ship but not the flag or name and were curious. So you better know why so you can explain it. The Hubbard Exploration Co Ltd was the original owner. It was a British Company. Because of currency restrictions the ships were sold to me, then to Operation and Transport Corporation of Panama, a Panama Company so the flag and name had to be changed. We run student cruises and came from Cadiz and will eventually be returning there. We cruise on the coasts of the Western Med.” — The Commodore, April 18, 1969


Overheard in the FreeZone

“OT 20 is superstatic rundown. It allows you to go outside source itself and re-enter the MEST universe at any other point in time. 900 years into the future the entire galaxy was taken over by the aliens that created mind control on this planet during this time period. Those aliens have been removed from the planet now and we can now start to repair the damage. The sleeper children were created by the dark forces 900 years in the future to try to prevent Scientology from being created. INT Management has been run by alien implanted entity manipulation. That is why we can’t get CoS repaired until we get the government out of CoS. The government is using CoS to extort money out of the public to line their own pockets. We advanced Scientology in the future to a point where we could go back into the static source where all things is created from and operate in any time period we choose. We came back to this period of time to remove the alien influence and stop the future chaos from happening. If you listen to The Time Track of Theta tapes you will learn a thetan can run more than one body. Not unusual to run 20 or more other Bodies.”


Past is Prologue

2001: Dave Bird reported a protest in Birmingham. “Ten of us picketed today in Birmingham (England): Dave, Jens, Damian, Martin, Hartley, Ian, Andy and Pam, Steve C-T, plus Santosh. It rained. It was windy, and very cold; my hands needed a good warming afterwards. One small OSA clam scuttled round the edges. He used a mobile to phone the police, who seemed to be telling him to go away and stop wasting their time. Between one and two clams carried on against our picket. He said he had a ‘surprise for us at the end,’ which seemed to be that the total of body routers went up to four the moment we departed. He followed us, taking pictures, to a pub just next to the station. Leaflets went reasonably well, we must have put out about 500.”


Random Howdy


“It would be fun if there were real monsters, but the only real monsters on this planet are us.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Discovery hearing on April 20, prelim set for May 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: 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.


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 denied: Watch Clearwater church members calling Mark Bunker a bigot
[TWO years ago] When Scientology is caught spying, it always pretends it was the victim
[THREE years ago] Spinning cars, self-healing cuts — more ‘OT’ ghost stories from Scientologists
[FOUR years ago] DOX: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s nutty scheme to strong-arm America’s psychologists
[FIVE years ago] Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ premieres at Tribeca: Our on-scene report
[SIX years ago] Scientology hit with another federal lawsuit over refunds — but with a twist
[SEVEN years ago] The rising business star, his mother, and Scientology’s attempt to rip them apart
[EIGHT years ago] Hysterical Hyper-Sight, and Other Lost Concepts of Dianetics
[NINE years ago] One Year Ago Today: Did the Squirrel Busters Mark the Beginning of the End of Scientology?


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 2,275 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,779 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,299 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,319 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,210 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,517 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,385 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,159 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,489 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,963 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,279 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,845 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,764 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,932 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,513 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,774 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,812 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,525 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,050 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 405 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,580 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,131 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,280 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,600 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,455 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,574 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,930 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,233 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,339 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,741 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,613 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,196 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,691 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,945 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,054 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 18, 2021 at 07:00

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