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Why the quarantine is such a fail: Scientology ship was set up as an interrogation factory

 
Two weeks ago today Scientology’s floating cathedral the Freewinds arrived at St. Lucia and was put under quarantine. Officials in the Dutch islands of Aruba and Curacao had confirmed that there was a female crew member with measles on board the private cruise ship, and they alerted St. Lucian officials so that no one disembarked after the vessel arrived at Castries harbor.

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Scientology admits it’s selling ‘magic’ at its Florida spiritual mecca

 
Thanks again to our tipsters for sending us the newest Scientology publications, including a new issue of Source that we wanted to share with you.

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Scientology finds the dream solution to its recruiting woes — the QR Code!

[Melbourne staff learn to scan each other]

Scientology orgs around the world are receiving visitors from Scientology Media Productions, or SMP. It’s the new Sea Org Org that occupies the former KCET television studios in Hollywood and created Scientology TV. They are on tour because staff members have to be shown how to use the latest attempt to boost recruiting of new Scientologists – the QR Code.

 
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Scientology’s mental whammy is like taking one too many pucks to the head

 
Things may look dark for Scientology right now, with its cruise ship the laughingstock of the world, its celebrities constantly mocked and jeered in pop culture, and church leader David Miscavige becoming increasingly known for banishing his wife to an uncertain fate.

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More signs that things are really going totally great for the Church of Scientology right now

 
Between the quarantine of the MV Measlesthelioma in the Caribbean, and a couple of court developments that came out of nowhere — a jury verdict in California and a guilty plea in New York — we’ve had quite a week of dealing with breaking news here in the Bunker, and so we’ve neglected some of the other items coming from our wonderful network of tipsters.

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Death in the Timor Sea: The darkest war secret of Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard

[Lt. L. Ron Hubbard and the ill-fated Don Isidro]

Chris Owen’s book ‘Ron the War Hero’ is now for sale, and he’s giving us a look today at one of the best things in it — absolutely stunning material, previously unpublished, about the most ignominious of L. Ron Hubbard’s blunders during a disastrous World War II experience. Read this and keep in mind that Hubbard spent decades promoting himself as a major hero in Australia.

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New York Scientologist chiropractor pleads guilty in $80 million Medicare scam

[Jay Spina]

Chiropractor James “Jay” Spina of Middletown, New York entered a guilty plea last week in an $80 million Medicare scam we told you about in September.

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JURY AWARDS $11 MILLION OVER DEATH OF SCIENTOLOGY REHAB PATIENT

[Attorney Gavin Long]

We talked earlier today with Newport Beach attorney H. Gavin Long, who was understandably chuffed about beating Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, after a 12-day trial in Santa Cruz, California.

“It was great. It felt great for 12 days. From beginning to end it was just a beating,” he says.

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Scientology’s cruise ship and kids: Raped on the Freewinds at 12

[Joey Chait as a teenager on a Freewinds excursion]

When Joey Chait saw the news about Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds blow up, he knew it was time to come forward with something he’s never told anyone before, not even his own parents.

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Scientology and Nation of Islam figure picks worst week to rail against measles vaccine

 
Rizza Islam picked the worst possible time to go on tour spreading misinformation about vaccines used to prevent the spread of measles.

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