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Need a job, thetan? Scientology’s sneaky business front has your listings

Among Scientology’s sneaky front groups, one of the most insidious is WISE, the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.

Why insidious? Because it’s not only forwarding the cause of burnishing Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s image like the other front groups such as Applied Scholastics and the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, but it’s also actively recruiting new people — and people with money — into Scientology.

Under the WISE umbrella, various business consulting firms target chiropractors, dentists, and veterinarians (among others) by promising to help a practitioner deal with the headaches of the business side of their operations. And when they’re successful, they not only recruit those practitioners into Scientology, but also subject their staffs to it, applying considerable pressure to attend Scientology seminars and the like.

This gets those practitioners into trouble now and again, as we’ve seen over the years as employees go to the EEOC or sue in court over being forced into Scientology by their employers.

But we have often heard it from readers over the years: Where is a current WISE directory so consumers can avoid those businesses that have fallen under the Scientology business consultancy scam? The most recent that we’ve seen was from 2006, and we understand the frustration that there isn’t something more up to date.


However, we can offer you some fresh information. Alex Barnes-Ross has passed along to us a very interesting email which contains a WISE classified ads listing for job openings submitted to the Clearwater, Florida branch, one of the biggest concentrations of Scientologists in the country. (The jobs themselves are not limited only to Florida.)

This is very fresh information indeed, having just come out a couple of weeks ago, and we thought you’d want to know who is advertising job openings under the WISE umbrella.

— Fortis Business Solutions in Clearwater is a WISE consultancy front operation that preys on the usual targets. It was started in Clearwater in 1999 by Jeff Lee, a Scientologist since 1979.

Fortis is looking for a “practice management consultant” who is “strong in Ethics Specialist application.” (In other words, a Scientologist who is going to get these veterinarians and chiropractors to toe the line of Scientology policy.)

“We are also looking for an additional course supervisor as our academy is rapidly expanding,” says Fortis.

— CLC Academy is a Scientology K-8 private school in Clearwater, and it says it’s looking for tutors, a director of tutoring, a receptionist, and “local flyer distributors.”

Its ad included a testimonial by a new employee who said they liked how the school is “managed by sound policy,” which means they are Keeping Scientology Working while they mold young minds.

— Solvency Now Bookkeeping is looking to hire remote bookkeepers, and we have to say we don’t really see any Scientology giveaways in the listing. After all, numbers are numbers.

— A family in Sherman Oaks, California is looking for a personal assistant. They have a teenage daughter and a dog which needs to be walked, and this is a full-time position. Here are the duties they list:

“Booking appointments, calendar management, grocery shopping, general errands, home organization, picking up and dropping off dry cleaning, receiving and handling mail/packages, scheduling family activities, booking and overseeing servicemen for house upkeep, keeping supplies stocked in the home, scheduling teen’s school, driving teen to school, travel planning, booking cars and help packing for travel, light cleaning and cooking if time permits.”

The same family is also looking for a housekeeper, with similar duties.

While this sounds like a lot of work, this couple doesn’t sound as nutty as another Scientology pair whose job requirements went viral.

— Clearwater chiropractor Dr. Susan Player is looking for an administrative assistant.


“I am offering $15 to $20 per hour to start, depending on experience. Bonuses will come with office expansion…Ideal candidate characteristics:
Extremely personable and reliable, self-sufficient, and computer savvy. Organized to help keep things on track and efficiently gets things completed. He/she has strong communication skills (both written and verbal). Purpose to help others with their health and therefore their life.”

— Other employers listing jobs included:

ITDCloud Enterprise, hiring real estate agents to represent their solar company.
Wilson Printing, which targets, you guessed it, dentists and veterinarians
VGI Management, which is looking for executive assistants for unnamed bigwigs
Clemente Media Productions, a “secret marketing agency”

And: Abstractor Pro; AGM (Attention Grabbing Media) Agency; American Power & Gas; Axiom (software); Azon Medical; Clearwater Academy; Cummins World Wide; Dynamic Technical Solutions, Inc.; Dynamite Demolition Service; J2J Structural Steel; John Hunter Acoustics; M247 (marketing); MGE: Management Experts Inc.; NEDC: Architects who Build; Nelson Construction; New Era Medical; Pacific Outdoor Living; PostcardMania (of course); Dr. Rene Reed (chiropractor); Dr. Paul Rodeghero (dentist); Survival Strategies, Inc.; Ulan Nutritional Systems; Viapure Wellness, LLC.

Get your resumes polished, space cadets!


Technology Cocktail

“Now and then a pc does not understand that he is supposed to be erasing a PICTURE and only goes far enough to erase the somatic. Auditor says, ‘Is it erasing?’ Pc can’t feel somatic so he says, ‘It’s gone.’ Auditor puzzled by no F/N but buys it.” — L. Ron Hubbard, 1969




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 as Danny faces a potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison. NOW WITH TRIAL INDEX.


THE PODCAST: How many have you heard?

[1] Marc Headley [2] Claire Headley [3] Jeffrey Augustine [4] Bruce Hines [5] Sunny Pereira [6] Pete Griffiths [7] Geoff Levin [8] Patty Moher [9] Marc Headley [10] Jefferson Hawkins [11] Michelle ‘Emma’ Ryan [12] Paulette Cooper [13] Jesse Prince [14] Mark Bunker [15] Jon Atack [16] Mirriam Francis [17] Bruce Hines on MSH

— SPECIAL: The best TV show on Scientology you never got to see

[1] Phil Jones [2] Derek Bloch [3] Carol Nyburg [4] Katrina Reyes [5] Jamie DeWolf

— The first Danny Masterson trial and beyond

[18] Trial special with Chris Shelton [19] Trial week one [20] Marc Headley on the spy in the hallway [21] Trial week two [22] Trial week three [23] Trial week four [24] Leah Remini on LAPD Corruption [25] Mike Rinder 2022 Thanksgiving Special [26] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part One [27] Jane Doe 4 (Tricia Vessey), Part Two [28] Claire Headley on the trial [29] Tory Christman [30] Bruce Hines on spying [31] Karen de la Carriere [32] Ron Miscavige on Shelly Miscavige [33] Karen de la Carriere on the L’s [34] Mark Bunker on Miscavige hiding [35] Mark Plummer [36] Mark Ebner [37] Karen Pressley [38] Steve Cannane [39] Fredrick Brennan [40] Clarissa Adams [41] Louise Shekter [42] John Sweeney [43] Tory Christman [44] Kate Bornstein [45] Christian Stolte [46] Mark Bunker [47] Jon Atack [48] Luke Y. Thompson [49] Mark Ebner [50] Bruce Hines [51] Spanky Taylor and Karen Pressley [51] Geoff and Robbie Levin [52] Sands Hall [53] Jonny Jacobsen [54] Sandy Holeman [55] Mark Bunker [56] Trish and Liz Conley [57] Trish Conley [58] Alex Barnes-Ross [59] Alex Barnes-Ross [60] Alex Barnes-Ross [61] Alex Barnes-Ross [62] Alex Barnes-Ross [63] Alex Barnes-Ross [64] Tory Christman [65] Tammy Synovec [66] Dennis Erlich [67] Alex Barnes-Ross [68] Valerie Ross [69] Kat in Austin [70] Mark Bunker [71] Phil Jones



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


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


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Now there is the problem of governments using the virus to impose totalitarian fascist states for the World Government. What are OTs going to do? (OT Kirstie Alley is commending Trump for defending the USA, flowing power to the power as described in the ‘Responsibility of Leaders Policy Letter.’) Is this a move for a One World Government, as predicted by Captain Bill Robertson in the early 90’s in his UFO Lecture? Is the solution to postulate a New Civilization? Who are the experts at postulating? The OTs. How many are aware of this?”


Past is Prologue

1999: Barb Snow reported an upcoming event at the Delphi Academy of Boston. “On April 24th Delphi Academy of Boston will host a ‘Public Relations Seminar’ from 8:30-5:30 at the Back Bay Hilton, Boston Mass. This is only $75.00 and includes breakfast and a light lunch, as well as materials. In a pamphlet from ABLE the sponsors ask several questions, including ‘Have you ever hesitated to communicate to another about L. Ron Hubbard and his works?’ and promises those in the seminar will ‘Gain the ability to communicate confidently about L. Ron Hubbard’s Social Betterment Programs.'”



Random Howdy

“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.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Found guilty on two counts on May 31, remanded to custody. Sentenced to 30 years to life on Sep 7.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Grand jury indictments include charges from an assault while in custody. Next pretrial hearing May 17, 2024.
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud.

Civil litigation:
Leah Remini v. Scientology, alleging ‘Fair Game’ harassment and defamation: Some defamation claims were removed by Judge Hammock. Leah seeking to amend her complaint.
Baxter, Baxter, and Paris v. Scientology, alleging labor trafficking: Forced to arbitration. Plaintiffs allowed interlocutory appeal to Eleventh Circuit.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: motion to file new complaint, hearing on May 29.
Jane Doe 1 v. Scientology, David Miscavige, and Gavin Potter: Case unsealed and second amended complaint filed. Scientology moves for religious arbitration, hearing on April 16.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Ordered to mediation.



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] Mark Bunker on Scientology’s sneaky plan for Clearwater: It’s dead in the water now
[TWO years ago] How Scientology’s notorious prison program, the RPF, got its birth at sea
[THREE years ago] Scientology social media: Does an E-meter count as a concealed weapon?
[FOUR years ago] Scientology, stop being so stupid during the pandemic. We have some advice for you.
[FIVE years ago] Scientology’s bogus ‘arbitration’: The Garcia appeal brief is here, and it’s a beauty
[SIX years ago] Scientology cranks up its ‘noisy’ investigation of Leah Remini, and she fires back
[SEVEN years ago] David Miscavige: Scientology TV launches by June 21, to show ‘planet’s coolest religion’
[EIGHT years ago] THE BILLBOARD IS UP: Scientology’s ‘disconnection’ on view in Los Angeles
[NINE years ago] ‘Going Clear’ subject Tom DeVocht visited by Burbank PD after suspicious anonymous tip
[TEN years ago] Video Vault: Hear L. Ron Hubbard unite Dianetics and Scientology in connubial bliss!
[ELEVEN years ago] The Secret to Scientology’s “Wins” Revealed?


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Tammy Synovec has not seen her daughter Julia in 2,860 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 3,355 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,870 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 3,420 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 2,410 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 2,291 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 5,595 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 3,466 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 5,018 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 4,359 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,926 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,845 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 5,013 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 4,594 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,855 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,891 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 3,607 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 3,171 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 1,486 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 2,661 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 7,212 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 4,343 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 4,681 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 9,534 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 4,655 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 3,011 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 7,314 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 3,420 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,818 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 3,694 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 3,259 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,772 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 4,026 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 15,135 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 4, 2024 at 07:00

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