Monumentally Useless Buildings

A monumentally useless and empty ideal org

Jeff Hawkins sent me this article. I thought it was of interest as yet another comparison between North Korea and the bubble world of corporate scientology. There are many parallels, from the control of information to the worship of Dear Leader and from the ridiculous event spectacles to the gulags where dissidents are reformed. But this is a slightly different angle."Kijong-dong may seem like a novelty, but it is part of a twentieth-century tradition of hollow architectural spectacles. Communist regimes from Moscow to Beijing often indulged in monumental and monumentally useless … [Read more...]

They’re Blowing Smoke Up Valley

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This is like witnessing a massive, LA wide circle jerk.  Not only are the Valleygirls and boys engaging in their usual self-pleasuring, they are getting it from all sides. Jon Lundeen stroked them with this: "Valley is the most important Org in all of Scientology. It is the solution for the youth in Los Angeles. As an Ideal Org, it will deliver GAT2." And he called them "Magical Beings" ? (I guess one's magical ability as a being is in direct proportion to the size of the check you write to the church). Baseball fan and Captain AOLA, Cal Cole bestowed on them the coveted "All Star … [Read more...]

Ideal Org Delusion v. Reality

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Here is some interesting news from inside the bubble. Read this first email and look at the graphs that follow. You may recall Rona Bowles practically wetting herself back in June because Taiwan was beating them as the NUMBER ONE ORG IN THE WORLD for Purif/SRD starts? Well, it turns out that apart from last week when they supposedly had 13 starts, they have been averaging 4 starts per week, and they have a grand total of 41 people on Purif/SRD. Now, as everyone knows, the vast majority of these people are old public re-doing these actions because that is the latest fad. But even if … [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Scientologists Unite

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So much wrong in such a short announcement. First, "UK's Latest" is pretty badly behind the times. These Basic books and lectures have been around now for 7 years, I don't really understand the logic of promoting someone who is not even FINISHED but is "at the tail end."  Don't have anything else to promote so have to get a "success" out of him before he is done so we can use that. Second, Thomas Fehn is ex-Sea Org. In fact, I believe he was the CO FOLO UK at one point. This is sort of like using a success story from David Mayo on the Running Program... Poor Thomas, still trying to make … [Read more...]

This Is An “Ideal Org”?

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Mountain View is apparently doing the same thing as Valley and publishing a lit of names of hoped-for attendees at their Maiden Voyage events. It's a rather bizarre thing to do, but it affords an interesting insight into the state of the "ideal orhg" (or at least it would be if they had the money to renovate the building they bought at the end of the culd-de-sac in the industrial park behind the 15 wall adjacent to the 101 Freeway). Really, 150 people. This is not even the size of a decent mission. Why invest $20 million in getting a building for this tiny group of people? Because … [Read more...]

Nancy Cartwright Hit Up For Another $350,000

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She who shall not be named coughs up another $350,000 for the Valley Ideal Org. You gotta admit, this is a pretty good thing they have going. Bart Simpson doesn't realize he is the biggest sucker in Springfield.... HE is turning over bucketloads of cash so someone else can invest it in THEIR real estate scheme based on the false promise that this "ideal org" is somehow going to do something that the current non-ideal org is not capable of doing because it is located in an expensive building. Apparently the approbation of titles like VALLEY SUPER ROCKSTAR OT GODDESS, is worth a chunk of … [Read more...]

Selective Quotes

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The selection of short, out-of-context LRH quotes is endemic in Radical Scientology promo materials. They need to somehow give the impression that what they are doing is based on LRH Policy. This is a struggle since any kind of fundraising other than selling services and books and meters was severely forbidden. This is a great example. Looking at this you would think that LRH is telling people to spend millions of dollars on new buildings. Read the promo and then read a next few sentences of the same policy.   The actual policy states: By showing a good org mock-up, we … [Read more...]

Valley Ideal Org — Only $11.1 Million Still Needed To Get Started

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Quinn the Eskimo is baffling them with bullshit out there in the Valley. If you actually read what he says it is complete mumbo-jumbo "you have to be an Ideal Org to become one" Huh? He is really one mixed up dude. If he really wants to repeat his "successful actions" he should dispense with all the bs and simply come out and say it. To keep the affluence going, Nancy Cartwright and David Wilson BOTH need to cough up $550,000 a piece this week. They're not going to get it from anyone else. And if they just keep that up for a few more months (a million or so a week), the current … [Read more...]

Pasadena Panic Stations

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Rona has her knickers in a twist because the NUMBER ONE ORG IN THE WORLD HAD 2 PURIF/SRD STARTS IN ONE DAY, and they, the mighty ideal org of Pasadena had zero. The astonishing fact that TWO STARTS in a day puts you on top of the world of Scientology seems completely lost on Rona (or anyone else inside the bubble for that matter). To justify these ridiculous buildings they are in they should have 10 starts every day. at that order of magnitude they MIGHT make 50 Clears a week if they did EVERYTHING right.  Even then its only 2500 Clears a year.... And that would possibly make them viable. … [Read more...]

Austin — IS Anyone Interested?

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Seems the wheels have come off in Austin (not only....). You may recall I happened to be in Austin for the last big event they held. That one was the "Victory Grand Slam Event." And now this. I wonder if they even knew the XGames were in Austin over the past weekend -- 150,000 showed up to watch and the opening event was a mile away in front of the Texas State Capitol. Almost begging to ask if anyone is interested? But here is the real story. Their last massive fundraiser and "milestone announcement" (funny these milestones seem to happen at every event) was in fact a bomb. And here is the … [Read more...]