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Scientology social media: Salvaging the planet by draining one bank account at a time

Our special source comes through again and gives us a glimpse of what’s going on at Scientology’s social media streams. Let’s see what’s happening to salvage the planet this week!

Hey, that new place for Scientologists to gather is gaining steam! Anyone want to rent an apartment?



Robert is investing in his eternity, how about you?


Someone has to stand up for a drug-free world.


Scientology TV? Is that thing still going?


Another Clearwater mainstay…



Renee has no time for your suppression!


Another LRH Hall donor!


Throw another front group on the pile.



Chase those body thetans goodbye.


Field Staff Member = Superman


HAS = HCO [Hubbard Communications Office] Area Secretary. Acronyms within acronyms!


Pirate party today in Clearwater! Bring your wallet!



Another look at this front operation, Miracles Outreach…



Bonus items from our tipsters

Says our tipster: “Sony apparently isn’t going to let Danny keep Mo Collins or Terry Crews from getting some streaming royalties from their stoner movie ‘Puff Puff Pass,’ which they’ve decided to add to their lineup of late night B-movies at Crackle. Thankfully it is leaving April 30, so make sure to not watch it until then! And apparently, as so many have pointed out: Celebrity Scientologists can do drugs and all other normally verboten behavior to publics, as long as it’s in the name of celebrity and making money.”




Source Code

“The fact that a bank has been built and maintained and added to works against just achieving higher levels of beingness in the process of livingness. And that is all that prevents it. And this was quite revelatory to me. You’d say this is not much of a point and it’s true enough, it isn’t much of a point. It’s one of these elementary things that doesn’t change around the basic concepts of Scientology any. But it does this, it does this: it puts a different complexion on this universe; and it puts a different complexion on what you might care to do; and it puts a different complexion on your future for the next two hundred trillion years. See, this changes that. Your concept that the only thing you could do is get to a point where you could get totally out of this universe, or something like that, if you had such a concept — the only way you could ever win is to just get away from all this MEST and space and so forth — those concepts are, apparently, invalid. Which is a very hopeful happy note. I feel like a certain Pollyanna idiocy taking over, you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 25, 1963


Avast, Ye Mateys

“NEWS ITEM: Phil Wearne, whose instigation of the infamous Melbourne inquiry began the Anzo attacks and who later confessed and fully documented his lies and guilt, died recently in Sydney. Cause of death not known here. Sooner or later it seems to kill them.” — The Commodore, April 25, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“This girl was being sec-checked and didn’t want to disclose that she had another body on another planet that another LRH was opening up Scientology on. She attested all the way to OT 30 and with floating needles and floating tone arms when they stopped it and caved her in by telling her to start at OT 1. She says she can’t do OT 1 because it violates policy, meaning you can damage your case by doing OT levels a second time, after you’ve already completed it before. So she hunts everything LRH wrote and finds the time track of theta tapes where LRH actually says there is another LRH on another planet doing Scientology. Now question is, why the commands for locating your other timelines are on the tapes and why they never put them on the gradation chart and deliver these processes? And she would be willing to take me off track so she could have a verification to try to prove she has another body on another planet where another LRH is doing Scientology and her attest to OT 30 being valid.”



Past is Prologue

2000: From “Crew members working on the latest John Travolta movie say they can’t wait to wrap, citing a ‘creepy’ level of Scientologist fervor surrounding the set of potential summer sci-fi blockbuster ‘Battlefield Earth.’ The movie is about a futuristic battle for Earth between opposing political movements. The ‘good’ that wins out is supposed to represent the ideology of Scientology. ‘It’s weird man,’ said a member of the camera crew, interviewed by iFUSE on the set Tuesday. ‘Half these people are Scientologists. Travolta’s hired all of them to be here. It’s like this weird, religious epic. ‘It’s creepy, man.’ Some crew members went so far as to call their Scientologist co-workers ‘freaks,’ saying they constantly speak wistfully of founder Hubbard and how wonderful their faith is. Others — who happen to be Scientologists — said they were fine with the atmosphere. ‘This is a film that I wanted to work on,’ said a Scientologist member of the production. ‘Hubbard just knew so many secrets about what really goes on, and his books made those ideas come to life entertainingly, so it’s great to be making this into a movie that, hopefully, a lot of people will see.'”


Random Howdy

“I think it’s called the ‘If you become rich & famous, all is forgiven’ tech.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Preliminary hearing 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] Calling all patsies: Scientology tries desperately to keep its isolated members busy
[TWO years ago] VIDEO: Danny Masterson accusers face down Scientology ploy at Denim Day rally
[THREE years ago] Former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis has a new look and a new friend in his life
[FOUR years ago] Someone forgot to notify the Dept. of Defense that Scientology is the world’s coolest religion
[FIVE years ago] One of the best examples ever that Scientology can only be understood from ex-Scientologists
[SIX years ago] Jon Atack announces a five-day Toronto conference on Scientology to take place in June
[SEVEN years ago] Video Vault: The universe is yours to duplicate, Mr. Hubbard!
[EIGHT years ago] FED COURT DENIES SCIENTOLOGY REQUEST: Decision on Religious Arbitration Coming Soon?
[THIRTEEN years ago] Nightline Swings at Scientology, Misses


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 2,282 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,786 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,306 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,326 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,217 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,524 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,392 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,166 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,496 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,970 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,286 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,852 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,771 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,939 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,520 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,781 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,819 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,532 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,057 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 412 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,587 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,138 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,287 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,607 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,462 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,581 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,937 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,240 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,346 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,748 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,620 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,203 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,698 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,952 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,061 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 25, 2021 at 07:00

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