Thursday Funnies

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"We are actually running governments!" It is astonishing the level of self-delusion that these people engage in. It would be VERY interesting to find out which government(s) they are referring to and check in with them -- "Are you aware that you are being "run" by scientology?"       More IAS -- Give us your money NOW It just never ends. But what an amazing feat -- with 2000 public on lines and 12,000 local scientologists, they have managed to pull together 69 donations "that I can document."   As always to celebrate such milestones we, the Flag … [Read more...]

Clearwater Belongs To Us, Wogs Not Welcome

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A local Special Correspondent sent this in this morning and I thought it worth reprinting. Pity the media don't REALLY analyze what is going on. The article is on MyFox Tampa Bay, headlined: “Church of Scientology expresses opposition to proposed aquarium.” Aside from the main message that the Church is opposed to plans to move the Clearwater Marine Aquarium downtown, there is this quote, “The objections to the project were coupled with a recent economic impact study conducted by Florida State University. It says the Church directly provides 4,300 jobs in the Clearwater area, with a … [Read more...]

Bait And Switch

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Remember the ad that appeared in the Thursday Funnies last week?     "We pay $1000-$2000 per week and you get Bridge and auditor and admin training to Class 8 totally free."   Follow along here as one of our Special Correspondents checked in with the South Coast Mission about their pay plan. We begin with a response to the response from the ED to the initial inquiry. Our correspondent is in blue, the Mission ED's responses are in green.   On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:43 PM To: Sean Dernhill: Hi Sean - thank you very much for your response. I am … [Read more...]

The New Sea Org “Model” Class V Org

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  The new LA Org Mag is being sent out. A special correspondent scanned and sent it to me. Portions of it appear below. It is the hype mag for the new universe of scientology at LA Org -- the org that  "sets the standards for making planetary clearing a reality." Even though they haven't made a single clear. Along with some other fine features, it provides a listing of the key execs and their experience. Then it continues with many pages of apparently endless superlatives about the incredible services they are offering, as if they never offered them before when they were … [Read more...]

On David Miscavige’s Behavior

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Another in what will be an ongoing, if sporadic, series of reposting earlier important posts. I originally wrote this for Marty's blog way back in January 2010 and then republished on my blog on April 6, 2013. My perspective on  things has changed a lot since then, and I would add that today, I consider David Miscavige to be even more accurately described in Martha Stout's book The Sociopath Next Door. However, this was originally written against the criteria described by L. Ron Hubbard in 1953. I still find the analysis useful, and for those who like to use the words of L. Ron Hubbard to … [Read more...]

Planetary Dissem Scam

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More from the scam files. The latest "meter con."  I wonder what people are doing with all those "special edition" Mark VI and VII's they bought? Not only are they not "collector's items" you cannot even use them as meters.... "...the vibrant magnificence of this[sic] limited edition meters makes a prestigious statement in three breathtaking colors." "...this very limited edition meter is an iconic awe inspiring beauty like no other." "Still others have built themselves into the very fabric of Scientology history by acquiring the full set." The bullshit is literally nose deep in … [Read more...]

Has Scientology Finally Changed Its Tune On Gays?

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An eagle eyed Special Correspondent spotted something in Tony Ortega’s Sunday Funnies on 19 Oct. From there he dug a little more and some interesting things emerged. It is well known that Scientology is notoriously homophobic. L. Ron Hubbard was extremely anti-gay in his early writings, most notably in his 1951 book Science Of Survival. Unfortunately, it is fundamental and unalterable dogma in scientology that the words of L. Ron Hubbard must be followed to the letter and without deviation. So, things change VERY slowly, if at all. The church's stance against gay rights was brought … [Read more...]

Thursday Funnies – Deep Fried Kool Aid

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  IAS Feedback They are pulling out all the stops to try and convince people to show up to the local re-airings of the decidedly underwhelming earth shaking IAS 30th Anniversary event. But they are REALLY out of touch with their public. A "testimonial" from a medic at the tent or "local shop owner" isn't going to convince a member of the IAS to show up. And I guarantee that if anyone who is NOT a member shows up, they will not be allowed into this event for fear that they are really a bitter defrocked apostate in disguise sent from the fringes of the internet.   But … [Read more...]

Scientology Top Management Video Earlier Beginning

Given the enormous interest in the video posted on Marty Rathbun's blog, I am reprinting an article that he published on October 13, 2010 on Moving On Up A Little Higher . It features Jenny Linson and Dave Bloomberg (along with a number of others), carrying out an earlier, but very similar version of their LAX attack on Mark Rathbun. (My added comments are italicized in red) Miscavige Meltdown – the Proof One of the most widely read posts on this blog was published on 24 April 2010, Miscavige Meltdown. It was Mike Rinder’s account of an ambush staged by seven Miscavige flunkies on Mike … [Read more...]

The 30th Anniversary IAS Event

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We have already reported about the downgrade of the IAS Event - see The IAS Event Is Already A Bomb from 8 October. It is one thing to downgrade the 30th Anniversary of the IAS celebration to the parking lot on LRH Way, but its a total train wreck when the Flag event is suffering a similar, even more ignoble downsizing. They are not going to be holding this event at the Ruth Eckerd Hall but instead at the Fort Harrison.... The Auditorium there holds 1500 people. They claim to have more STAFF than this and "2000 people from out of town on service at any given time" PLUS 12,000 … [Read more...]

Delusion Reigns

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These people are SO unreal.  Why would a "management org" in a new building be the turning point of anything? There is no contact with the public? It matters not at all whether they have old desks or new custom-built ones, concrete floors or silk persian rugs, bare light bulbs or crystal chandeliers. This is simply the "fad" of scientology. What I now call the ideal syndrome. And why no mention of the ribbon yanking being graced by the presence of Captain Miscavige? Has he reverted to He Who Must Not Be Named again? BTW -- a note for the UK contingent. Seems Dear Leader will be at SH … [Read more...]

Disconnection and Desegregation

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Because I have other things planned this weekend, I am cheating a bit and reprinting an earlier blog posting. I feel it is important, perhaps there will be some who have not read it before, and in my estimation the message bears repeating. I may make this a regular feature as I look back and there have been a lot of material published over the last few years.... It also seems specially appropriate on this weekend of  IAS celebrations where the sheeple have been regaled with tall stories of the magnificent human rights work of the IAS in "guaranteeing freedom for all" and the church has … [Read more...]

Scientology and NOI — The Latest

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The latest scientology/Nation of Islam collaboration front group activity. This "United in Peace Day" is being promoted in scientology circles as the "first public recognition of TWTH's role in producing LA's historic drop in crime" (what do they put in the water in scientology buildings?) And here is the "Confidential" briefing about this event (I wonder why this is confidential?) Of course, like everything else in scientology, it is a pitch for money... It is such a vital and important activity, but not a penny of the hundreds of millions of dollars vacuumed up by the IAS could be … [Read more...]

Scientology Whale Horror Story

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Yesterday, Tony Ortega had a remarkable story on his blog about Bob Duggan, the biggest whale in scientology. Now more of the details have come to light with a new story on the South African blog which exposes some of the sordid underbelly of this bizarre story. This whole affair is further proof (as if any were needed) that scientology has truly become the religion that worships money.  If you have enough of it, and give it to them, you are not only lauded with phony titles and big sparkly trophies, there is apparently NOTHING that cannot be provided by the "church". Their model is … [Read more...]

Thursday Funnies

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The Jetsons are going to save the world Anyone see Minority Report?  The super dooper high tech state of the art newly launched CGI humanitarian program is just that. CGI. No substance. All hat and no cattle.   Las Vegas ideal org is on fire They brought in people from a different country 600 miles away... Mexico City "ideal org" is a lot closer to Durango than Las Vegas is. So is Phoenix "ideal" org. Someone found these people wandering around Vegas with nowhere to go and had a bright idea. So, 400 of them came to the org. And the result? ONE start, … [Read more...]