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Where is Scientology in 2021? Outside the US, it’s largely in Taiwan and Mexico

[Scientology opens its ‘Ideal Org’ in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on December 7, 2013]

The Australian SBS network had a very good story at its website this week, looking at the way Scientology’s hapless front groups have tried to spread the word about L. Ron Hubbard in Indonesia (Criminon), Guam (Applied Scholastics), and East Timor (Youth for Human Rights).

For years, we’ve been looking at the way these Scientology fronts and others have tried to spread word about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in countries large and small around the world.

As Mike Rinder points out in the SBS article, it’s all part of Hubbard’s own plan to spread the influence of the church, and recruitment to Scientology itself is an ultimate aim.

But as we’ve seen, these efforts haven’t really paid off in new members for the church, and especially in the places the SBS article looked at.

How do we know? Well, you may remember that we recently obtained a new source of information about where Scientologists are actually located around the world, and it came from Scientology itself. In July, we revealed that we’d patiently gone through more than a thousand videos that Scientologists had submitted to the church as part of a program to keep them engaged during the pandemic. Since April 30, 2020, Scientology has been posting about four new videos each day at its website. As of this morning, that total was 2,467 individual videos, and we’ve recorded the locations of every one of them.


We know there are plenty of caveats to keep in mind here, but the larger the sample size grows, the more accurate a picture we may be getting about where Scientologists remain as the church dwindles. At least we’re getting to see where there are members who are motivated enough to make videos of themselves and send them in.

And as for those three Asian locations that SBS looked at, Indonesia, East Timor, and Guam? Out of more than 2,400 videos that the church has now posted, not a single one came from any of those places. That doesn’t mean there are no Scientologists there, but it does suggest that years of effort by front groups in those places has not paid off the way the church might have hoped.

What the data also suggests is that if you are looking to see where Scientology is having success in Asia, the place to go is Taiwan.

As we pointed out in July, the number of videos from Taiwanese Scientologists was pretty surprising. In fact, at this point, if this video program is any guide, Scientology outside of the US is now largely a Taiwanese and Mexican concern.

Here again are the top ten countries that the videos came from, updated to the latest total.

1. USA: 776 videos.
2. Taiwan: 314
3. Mexico: 250
4. UK: 196
5. Australia: 145
6. South Africa: 95
7. Italy: 91
8. Canada: 70
9. Colombia: 47

10. Denmark: 44

And another reason why an Australian news organization should, if it’s going to look at Scientology in Asia, not ignore Taiwan: Not only are the numbers there surprising, but we’ve been hearing for years that Scientology has only been able to keep the lights on at some of its Australian facilities because it’s importing Taiwanese “Sea Org” members, who work around the clock for pennies an hour, and give up their passports to the church when they arrive.

Now that’s something SBS might want to look into.

Once again, here’s the full list of videos and their locations, now compiled for the 2,467 videos that had been uploaded as of this morning. And we’ll say it again: These numbers do not equal the number of Scientologists in those areas, just the number of Scientologists who submitted videos of themselves for the “At Home” program and that the church has selected to post on its website. We think the total number of active Scientologists is around 20,000, so with more than 2,400 videos posted, this may give us a good indication of where about ten percent of the overall membership is located, which is a substantial percentage.


Alaska: 1 (Anchorage 1)
Arizona: 14 (Phoenix 14)
California: 275 (Altadena 1, Anaheim 1, Bakersfield 1, Burbank 3, Carmichael 1, Compton 1, Diablo 1, Fair Oaks 2, Fountain Valley 1, Fullerton 2, Glendale 7, Gold River 1, Granada Hills 1, Humboldt County 1, Huntington Beach 1, Inglewood 5, La Canada Flintridge 1, La Crescenta 1, Lafayette 1, Loomis 2, Los Angeles 119, Malibu Canyon 1, Montebello 1, Montrose 1, Morgan Hill 1, Mountain View 2, North Hollywood 5, Oakland 1, Pasadena 8, Riverside 2, Rohnert Park 1, Roseville 5, Sacramento 13, San Carlos 1, San Diego 6, San Francisco 13, San Jose 13, Santa Ana 2, Santa Barbara 3, Santa Clara 3, Saugus 1, Scotts Valley 1, Seal Beach 1, Shadow Hills 1, Sherman Oaks 1, Silicon Valley 4, Simi Valley 1, Sonoma 3, Studio City 1, Sunland 10, Sunnyvale 1, Sylmar 1, Tarzana 1, Tujunga 6, Tustin 1, Valley Glen 1, Van Nuys 1, Woodside 1, Yorba Linda 1)
Colorado: 3 (Denver 1, Fort Collins 1, Golden 1)
Connecticut: 3 (Cheshire 2, Litchfield 1)
Florida: 210 (Aventura 1, Bellair 5, Clearwater 127, Clermont 1, Coral Gables 1, Dunedin 3, Largo 7, Lutz 1, Miami 18, Odessa 1, Oldsmar 2, Orlando 13, Palm Harbor 4, Safety Harbor 3, Tampa 22, West Palm Beach 1)
Georgia: 8 (Athens 1, Atlanta 6, Duluth 1)
Hawaii: 1 (Honolulu 1)

Idaho: 2 (Ketchum 1, Sun Valley 1)
Illinois: 8 (Batavia 2, Chicago 2, Deer Park 1, Elk Grove Village 1, Lombard 1, Westmont 1)
Indiana: 1 (Indianapolis 1)
Kentucky: 6 (Florence 4, Louisville 1, Union 1)
Louisiana: 2 (Baton Rouge 2)
Maine: 1 (Farmington 1)
Maryland: 8 (Bowie 1, Fort Washington 1, Greenbelt 1, Silver Spring 3, Timonium 1, Upper Marlboro 1)
Massachussetts: 4 (Boston 3, Northampton 1)
Michigan: 10 (Ann Arbor 1, Battle Creek 2, Berkley 1, Clinton 1, Detroit 1, Fairview 2, Oxford 2)
Minnesota: 29 (Bloomington 1, Delano 1, Golden Valley 1, Little Canada 2, Loretto 2, Minneapolis 11, Minnetonka 1, Saint Paul 8, Shoreview 2)
Missouri: 44 (Kansas City 39, Mill Spring 2, St. Louis 3)
Nevada: 15 (Henderson 1, Las Vegas 13, Spanish Springs 1)
New Hampshire: 1 (Salem 1)
New Jersey: 6 (Hoboken 2, Jersey City 1, North Bergen 1, Passaic 1, Teaneck 1)
New Mexico: 2 (Mountainair 1, Santa Fe 1)
New York: 15 (Baldwinsville 1, Ithaca 1, New York City 11, Ossining 1, Yonkers 1)
North Carolina: 3 (Charlotte 1, Gastonia 2)
North Dakota: 1 (Burlington 1)
Ohio: 15 (Cleveland 1, Columbus 11, Parma 1, Pickerington 1, Westerville 1)
Oklahoma: 1 (Oklahoma City 1)
Oregon: 12 (Bandon 1, Beaverton 2, McMinnville 2, Portland 7)
Pennsylvania: 1 (Philadelphia 1)
Tennessee: 16 (Gallatin 1, McMinnville 2, Nashville 13)
Texas: 26 (Austin 3, Boerne 1, Dallas 5, Houston 5, Irving 12)
Utah: 11 (Kamas 1, Salt Lake City 9, West Jordan 1)
Virginia: 5 (Arlington 1, Reston, 1, Springfield 2, Triangle 1)
Washington: 10 (Edgewood 1, Everett 1, Issaquah 1, Seattle 7)
Washington DC: 6
Wisconsin: 1 (Colfax 1)



British Columbia: 10 (Burnaby 1, Vancouver 9)
Nova Scotia: 4 (Halifax 4)
Ontario: 35 (Burlington 1, Cambridge 8, Georgetown 2, Hamilton 1, Merrickville-Wolford 1, Mississauga 1, Oakville 1, Ottawa 4, Toronto 14, Yarker 2)
Quebec: 21 (Mascouche 1, Montreal 8, Quebec 12)



Austria: 5 (Lieserbrucke 1, Wolfsberg 3, Vienna 1)
Belgium: 3 (Brussels 2, Saint-Gilles 1)
Bulgaria: 2 (Sofia 2)
Cyprus: 1 (Limassol 1)
Czech Republic: 3 (Cimelice 1, Pelhrimov 1, Prague 1)

Denmark: 44 (Copenhagen 39, Hellerup 2, Silkeborg 2, Valby 1)
France: 17 (Bray-Sur-Seine 1, Colombes 1, Montmagny 1, Nice 1, Paris 9, Rouen 1, Saint-Maur-Des-Fosses 1, Treveneuc 1, Ville-D’Avray 1)
Georgia: 1 (Tbilisi 1)
Germany: 19 (Berlin 1, Blaustein 1, Dreieich 1, Duisburg 1, Filderstadt 1, Gauting 1, Hamburg 2, Maisach 2, Neuhausen 1, Stockstadt Am Main 1, Stuttgart 4, Ulm 1, Wiesbaden 2)
Greece: 6 (Athens 4, Elati Trikalon 1, Kifisia 1)
Hungary: 35 (Budapest 16, Csomor 1, Dunakeszi 1, Erd 1, Gyomro 2, Kozarmisleny 1, Mako 1, Nyiregyhaza 6, Szeged 3, Szolnok 1, Toalmas 1, Vacegres 1)
Ireland: 13 (Dublin 9, Kerry 1, West Region 1, Wicklow 2)
Italy: 91 (Agrate Brianza 1, Arizgnano 1, Bellinzago Lombardo 1, Bergamo 12, Bosiso Parini 2, Brescia 3, Busto Garolfo 1, Cassano D’Adda 1, Casteggio 1, Cervia 1, Cesano-Maderno 1, Chignolo D’Isola 1, Como 1, Cordignano 2, Cuneo 1, Forli 1, Jesolo 1, Lissone 1, Lomagna 1, Lonigo 3, Magre 1, Mantova 1, Mason Vicentino 1, Meldola 1, Milan 2, Modena 3, Monte Porzio 1, Monza 1, Negrar 1, Noventa Padovana 1, Paderno Dugnano 1, Padua 16, Pisa 1, Prato 1, Prevalle 1, Ravenna 3, Rimini 1, Rome 2, Sassuolo 1, Seregno 2, Solbiate Olona 1, Veneto 1, Verona 1, Vicenza 5, Vidigulfo 2, Vittorio Veneto 2)
Latvia: 3 (Riga 3)
Liechtenstein: 1 (Triesenberg 1)
Moldova: 1 (Kishinev 1)
Netherlands: 8 (Amsterdam 5, Beek 1, Utrecht 1, Velsebroek 1)
Poland: 1 (Krakow 1)
Portugal: 1 (Lisbon 1)
Romania: 3 (Chendu 1, Ludus 1, Szekelyudvarhely 1)
Russia: 14 (Moscow 8, St. Petersburg 6)
Spain: 28 (Alicante 2, Barcelona 4, Burgos 1, Elda 1, Madrid 14, Torrent 2, Valencia 4)
Sweden: 11 (Arlov 1, Limhamn 2, Stockholm 8)
Switzerland: 9 (Basel 1, Geneva 1, Immensee 1, Lausanne 1, Melida 1, Morbio Inferiore 1, Sant’Antonino 1, Ticino 1, Zurich 1)
Turkey: 2 (Istanbul 2)
Ukraine: 3 (Kharkiv 1, Kiev 2)



England: 194 (Birmingham 13, Bridgewater 1, Clevedon 1, Dudley 1, East Grinstead 147, Felbridge 1, Forest Row 1, Gosport 1, Littlehampton 1, London 12, Manchester 2, Plymouth 1, Poole 5, Sharpthorne 1, Sunderland 2, Tilbury 1, Tunbridge Wells 1, Twickenham 1, Wimborne 1)
Scotland: 2 (Edinburgh 2)



Australia: 145 (Ascot Vale 1, Avondale Heights 2, Benowa 1, Brisbane 1, Canberra 3, Chatswood 25, Croydon Park 1, Dundas Valley 1, Flemington 1, Fremantle 1, Glenwood 2, Greenacre 1, Hurlstone Park 1, Innisfail 1, Melbourne 32, Moss Vale 1, Newport 1, Perth 6, Roseville 1, Sydney 62)

New Zealand: 13 (Auckland 12, Hamilton 1)



Israel: 30 (Herzliya 1, Kiryat Yam 2, Matan 2, Mazkeret Batya 1, Petach Tikva 4, Rehovot 1, Rishon Lezion 4, Savyon 1, Tel Aviv 13, Tzora 1)
United Arab Emirates: 2 (Abu Dhabi 1, Dubai 1)



Morocco: 1 (Casablanca 1)
Namibia: 1 (Windhoek)
Nigeria: 2 (Ibadan 1, Lagos 1)
South Africa: 95 (Cape Town 3, Durban 2, Gauteng 1, Johannesburg 65, Kensington 9, Kyalami 1, Midrand 3, Oakdene 1, Pretoria 7, Randburg 1, Sandton 1, Soweto 1)
Zimbabwe: 2 (Harare 2)




Argentina: 8 (Buenos Aires 7, Patagonia 1)
Aruba: 1 (Oranjestad 1)
Brazil: 11 (Gravata 1, Recife 1, Santo Andre 1, Sao Paulo 8)
Chile: 3 (Santiago 3)
Colombia: 47 (Bogota 42, Cali 2, Medellin 3)
Costa Rica: 32 (Alajuela 1, Heredia 3, La Fortuna 1, San Carlos 1, San Jose 25, San Mateo 1)
Ecuador: 19 (Guayaquil 1, Ibarra 1, Quito 16, Santa Cruz Island 1)
Guatemala: 2 (Guatemala City 2)
Haiti: 3 (Port-au-Prince 3)
Honduras: 1 (San Pedro Sula 1)
Mexico: 250 (Chihuahua 2, Cuernavaca 1, Guadalajara 4, Huixquilucan 3, Leon 4, Mazatlan 1, Mexico City 188, Monterrey 3, Morelia 1, Naucalpan 1, Navojoa 2, Oaxaca 1, Pachuca 2, Polanco 3, Puebla 20, Queretaro 2, Sinaloa 1, Sonora 2, Tecolutla 1, Toluca 1, Tuxpan 1, Uruapan 4, Village Victoria 1, Zacatecas 1)
Panama: 4 (Panama City 4)
Peru: 1 (Lima 1)
Puerto Rico: 8 (Corozal 1, Dorado 1, Guaynabo 1, Isla Verde 1, San Juan 4)

Venezuela: 31 (Caracas 14, Coro 1, Maracaibo 11, Valencia 5)



China: 2 (Shenzhen 1, Tianjin 1)
India: 10 (Indore 1, Kolkata 1, New Delhi 7, Patiala 1)
Japan: 36 (Ashiya 1, Chiba 2, Fukuoka 1, Hamamatsu 2, Hayama 1, Hitachi 1, Ibaraki 2, Kawasaki 6, Kobe 1, Miki 2, Osaka 2, Shizuoka 3, Tokyo 11, Tsukuba 1)
Kazakhstan: 9 (Aktau 1, Almaty 2, Kostany 2, Nur-Sultan 4)
Malaysia: 3 (Ipoh 2, Petaling Jaya 1)
Philippines: 3 (Las Pinas 2, Manila 1)
Russia: 11 (Blagoveshchensk 2, Chita 1, Ekaterinburg 1, Naberezhnye Chelny 2, Novosibirsk 1, Omsk 1, Ulan-Ude 1, Yakutsk 2)
Taiwan: 314 (Changhua 4, Changzhi 1, Chiayi 19, Fengyuan 1, Hualien 2, Kaohsiung 104, Nantou County 2, New Tapei City 15, Pingtung 5, Taichung 72, Tainan 31, Taipei 43, Taitung 2, Taoyuan City 8, Xiluo 1, Yilan 2, Yunlin County 1


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Source Code

“The zygote is very easily injured. Every abdominal pressure affects it. However, an auditor should run the ovum-sperm series three or four days before conception. Although this hasn’t been checked objectively, cases respond much better if you get that series. The time up to before the first missed menstrual period has been checked objectively, because somebody else has this material too, but it is not easy to check conception objectively. Conception is a specific moment and you are not quite sure when it arrives. However, until the time this data is checked objectively, the reality of it is strong.” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 27, 1950


Avast, Ye Mateys

“A last minute despatch from Neptune as he left the ship follows: Commodore: I have the honor, Sir, to report that your crew has been (1) Instructed (2) Examined (3) Passed. They are now fully initiated, qualified, called, designated, dubbed, christened, titled and entitled SEA DOGS by my stamp and seal. All sharks, porpoises, whales, fish, squids, minnows, and polywogs must now salute them as brothers of the Sea. (Signed) Neptunis Rex, GOD OF THE SEAS AND OCEANS” — The Commodore, September 27, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Another idea that I remember some people talked about was that a cleared planet would occur if there were enough Clears that the amount of their theta would, by the laws of theta, disenturbulate the entheta of the other (not Clear) thetans on the planet. This is supported by the first chapter in Science of Survival, with regard to theta in enough quantity causing disenturbulation of entheta.”



Past is Prologue

2001: The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Scientology celebrity Jenna Elfman has worked to open a new mission in San Francisco. “Jenna Elfman was helping an eager crew put finishing touches on the new Scientology mission set to open tomorrow. She told TIC she’s been spending a lot of time in San Francisco helping to build and paint the children’s art center in the basement. Elfman had befriended firefighters who stopped by yesterday morning. She was wearing a red aluminum bracelet sold by L.A. firefighters to raise money for New York disaster relief efforts. When fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley called, the four firefighters shouted their hello. Elfman described a day of fire training she’d once done for a magazine story and praised her visitors’ courage and superhuman strength, and they joked about coming to the mission for dance lessons.”


Random Howdy

“If you leave or get kicked out they have a big ray gun device called the Hubbard Engram Re-Stimulator that can locate you anywhere on the planet and zap you with a beam that re-implants all the charge you blew.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for November 10. Trial tentatively scheduled for February.
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: Pretrial conference October 7 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for November 19.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30, 2020 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition to US Supreme Court submitted on May 26.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments scheduled for Oct 5.
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: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.

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.



We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.


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 BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. 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 BLACK OPS, Episode 7: Celebrities who seek godhood through David Miscavige
[TWO years ago] The rise and fall of a Scientology mogul just took another mysterious twist
[THREE years ago] What a train wreck: The ignominious fate of Scientology’s original flagship, the ‘Apollo’
[FOUR years ago] Bernie Feshbach, 1923-2017: A man who fought against Scientology in his own way
[FIVE years ago] ‘Horrifying’ autism ‘cure’ exposed by BBC turns out to be Scientology: Now, the inventor speaks
[SIX years ago] Our Pacific Northwest adventure begins this afternoon with a stop in Portland
[SEVEN years ago] Ryan Hamilton files lawsuit number 21 against Scientology’s drug rehab network
[EIGHT years ago] Federal Judge Orders Evidence Preservation Based on Narconon Georgia’s ‘Misconduct’


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 2,436 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,941 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,461 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,481 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,372 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,679 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,547 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,321 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,651 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,125 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,441 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,007 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,926 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,094 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,675 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,936 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,973 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,687 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,212 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 567 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,742 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,293 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,442 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,762 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,617 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,736 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,092 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,395 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,501 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,899 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,775 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,358 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,853 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,107 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,216 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 27, 2021 at 07:00

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