How Big Is Scientology? Lies Exposed

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Quote from Karin Pouw letter to Tampa Bay Times June 2012 : The last three years tell you all you need to know: The Church has doubled in size since your sources left and, since your opening articles in 2009, Church expansion has only accelerated, contrary to the predictions of both the Times and your sources. It's but one example. Virtually every media who has written anything about scientology in the last decade or more have received similar communications from the church or its lawyers. But the facts are very different. There is NOTHING that supports their lies. To make it VERY … [Read more...]

The Fundraising Steamroller

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The evening of the "grand opening" of the "ideal" CLO EU they held a fundraiser. The crush for cash NEVER takes a break. It flattens all other factors in its path. Nothing is more important than squeezing some more cash out of the sheeple. Cannot have a day to "celebrate" -- nope, it becomes another excuse to round everyone up to hand over more. And a Sea Org "honor guard" for the whales? Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Sea Org now forms "honor guards" for people based on their "donations".  In the pantheon when of weird scientology insults to Sea Org members, this is on a par with … [Read more...]

The Missions of Scientology — Where Are They? Sunday Redux

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  This seems a very appropriate post to reprint in light of the recent article Scientology Shriveling. Media Take Note: They Lie To You. This was originally published on 27 March 2013. I would assume that if anyone wants to take the time, they will find that some of the missions the church is given credit for in this article from 2013 no longer exist today (though I suspect the scientology.org website is about as fast to remove closed missions from their list as they are to remove declared OT VII's from the list of "10,000 on Solo Nots Sometime Never."   Again, it … [Read more...]

Scientology Fundraising Techniques Part 3

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More of the church documents that describe how they go about parting the pocketbooks from their parishioners. (Part 1 here, Part 2 here) This one is from Craig Jensen and it describes in detail the lengths to which these events go to squeeze every last dollar they can out of the attendees.... Nothing really new here, but Jensen manipulating the crowd by doling out his $100,000 ("strategically") at various times to goad others into giving money is a "shame game" that is pretty repulsive. Reading this is like reading a write up produced by Reed Slatkin or some scam artist that sells … [Read more...]

Portland “Ideal Org” Isn’t Clearing Anyone, Let Alone Portland

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Here is the latest scientology footbullet. People from Portland "Ideal Org" are required to travel to Sacramento to attest to Clear. Which probably also means Seattle isn't clearing anyone either, as that is closer to Portland than Sacramento. And apparently Sacramento wants the world to know their ideal neighbor to the north is merely a feeder for their "big brother" in California's capital. They don't just announce a Clear, they headline it with how he traveled from Portland. Not very considerate, showing up your fellow org as liars and failures. It's like a public Knowledge … [Read more...]

Thursday Funnies

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Miami Madness There are so many things wrong here. What do you get? For about $10 million you get a "rendering".... And from 1961, yes, that is more than 50 YEARS AGO, "Clearing is in reach of everyone...." -- unless of course you haven't raised sufficient funds for an ideal building.     A New Breed Of Ideal Org? We are not even halfway done with the "old breed"? There is a new breed of genetically modified org now? Wonder if all the existing ideal orgs now have to become "new breed"?     Exhibit One For Next Lawsuit The next time an employee … [Read more...]

Scientology Shriveling. Media Take Note: They Lie To You.

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This is the page listing the scientology orgs in the August 1976 reprint of Scientology A New Slant On Life.   This presents the perfect opportunity to make a comparison to the list published in What Is Scientology? in 1992 and then the  CURRENT list on scientology.org. This is convenient breakdown into three periods. I. From 1954 (the first church in Los Angeles) to 1976 (22 years). II. From 1976 to 1992 (16 years). III. From 1992 to 2014 (22 years). You could call the first era the LRH Era, II is the Transition Era and III is the Miscavige Era. This review … [Read more...]

A Funny Thing Happened….

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  Congratulations vigilant readers of this blog. Today I received the following letter by email.     I responded as follows. Dear Mr. Fransway, Thank you for your letter and I appreciate your vigilance in protecting the trademarks of your client, the University of Michigan. I am sure you are aware that the item I reprinted on my blog for satire purposes was published by the church of scientology and I was merely commenting on it. And in fact, it was readers of my blog that alerted the University to the infringement. I would disagree that anyone … [Read more...]

More Flag Good News

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An appropriate follow-up to yesterday's amazing good news from AOLA. I haven't had the time or space to include this for a while, so it's a bit out of date, but it's always nice to keep the good news flowing. It also sets the stage for an important post coming tomorrow -- a definitive analysis of scientology expansions since the 1950's.   Compared to the earlier posts, this is how the stats look (these figures are earliest weeks first, these latest reports added to the end). Super Power: 21  24  23  21  20  10  15  23  25  31  11  12  16  19 Cause Resurgence: 8  9  6 … [Read more...]

AOLA Completions — Not So Much

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This is the completions page from the latest Advance Magazine. Though this is the IDEAL PACIFICA BRIDGE and David Miscavige made much of how people are "flooding up the bridge in record numbers", you can see for yourself what is really going on in this "ideal" AO. Of course, they never make clear what period these stats cover, but based on other mags, this is likely 3 months worth at least. And it exposes the reality of people "Flooding up the bridge to OT" for the world to see. AOLA had EIGHT Solo II completions. That is the exact measurement of how many people are "flooding up … [Read more...]

Lying and Fundamentalist Scientology — Sunday Redux

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This was originally posted on 29 December 2013. It has only gotten worse.... Is the "Church of Scientology" a fundamentalist organization? In my view, it is. And if you read the criteria for fundamentalism above, there is not much doubt that the hard core members of the church fit right in to these 5 points. I was prompted to write this by an interesting post on Marty's blog a little while ago entitled Trained To Lie. I posted a comment in response which I repeat here: Marty — the corollary to this is the fact that these people will do anything to “protect the church” and … [Read more...]

Scientology Fundraising Techniques Part 2

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One of our Special Correspondents just sent me a package of scientology "fundraising issues." I am going to publish them as a public service as a series of articles.  The original Part 1 of this series is in an earlier posting from a Special Correspondent in Seattle ("Scientology Fundraising Techniques - The Use Of Shills"). They should be broadly known and available as they show the true nature of the Vulture Culture that is scientology today. Much of it is repetitive, but it is good to have it recorded for posterity. This is the first in the series and contains two documents. The … [Read more...]

Big Expansion News — Another Org Closes

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Monumental, earth-shaking good news was announced at SH Graduation last Friday night. AOSHUK and SH Fdn have been combined into one org! Yaaay. See the feeble attempt to spin this below. Dear Xxxxx, You are invited to a historical Graduation! You may have heard about some changes at Saint Hill... Come and hear a major announcemnet signifying an important move towards Saint Hill going ideal! Plus, showing of the Continental Liason Office in Europe - first released! Starts 8:30pm. Big buffet and live entertainment afterwards. PLEASE REPLY TO CONFIRM! ML, Saint Hill Events … [Read more...]

Thursday Funnies

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    Rising Like a Phoenix The ideal org in Phoenix is BOOMING. This shot was taken a week ago at 3:30 in the afternoon. This IS the entire parking lot of the org and that IS the front entrance to the "ideal org." The 47X expansion seems to be passing them by too.   Woohoo: Atlanta Construction Documents Are Done! And I have completed my research on what color my Ferrari is going to be when I purchase it... But I do love the parroting of bs in here. Since GAG II international expansion is 47X. See above. Because it sure isn't 47X in Atlanta, but they … [Read more...]

Bob Keenan/Rob Swan

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Bob Keenan was formerly posted as the LRH PPRO UK, but was David Miscavige's "go to guy" in the UK.  He had a relatively short career as one of Dear Leader's pets. When Miscavige was in the UK for the IAS event or any other activities, Keenan was "the man".  He picked up Miscavige from Farnborough Business Jet Airport when he arrived in Cruise's Gulfstream with a little convoy of rented Range Rovers and BMWs. He arranged special food.  He oversaw "security" and acted as a personal "bodyguard." As LRH PPRO he worked in the Manor, just downstairs from the private office suite of the great … [Read more...]