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...]

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...]

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...]

Ideal Production

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Here are the pages of completions from the latest magazine of the Pasadena Org. Of course, this is one the orgs that is "Clearing LA" and making "Planetary Clearing A Reality." But somehow, like EVERY OTHER ORG ON EARTH, the straight up and vertical 47X expansion ushered in with GAG II, thanks to the brilliance of Chairman of Board, David Miscavige, seems to be bypassing them. Get ready to be overwhelmed with the massive production (who knows how long this covers, probably a few months based on other completions lists that are published): FROM THE HGC: A SINGLE GRADE ONE … [Read more...]

The Ideal CLO EU

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  Here is the hype from scientology.org about the wondrous launch of the "future of scientology" in the "European Commonwealth." Somehow there is no mention of the size of the crowd (I wonder why?) But there is plenty of Shermanspeak hype to keep the clubbed seals clapping. Just a sample: If you happened to be in Copenhagen, Denmark the afternoon of October 25, you could have seen the future of Scientology in Europe unfold literally before your eyes. “Today we dedicate a cornerstone for Scientology in Europe and thereby lay a firm foundation from which to extend our Golden Age … [Read more...]

Sunday Redux — The Big Ideal Org Lie

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 I am now making a regular Sunday feature of reposting previous articles that I felt were important. This one is from March 26, 2013. I have added some editorial comments to this in italicized red text that seem appropriate.   New Churches of Scientology — Where Are They? The Big Lie: David Miscavige repeats it over and over at events and in Corporate Scientology publications “We are expanding like never before – we have opened X new churches in the last X alone.” Here is a representative sample (in italics) from the Tampa Bay Times – just one of the MANY … [Read more...]

North Korea Catching the “Ideal” Wave

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An eagle eyed Special correspondent sent me this Daily Mail story which could be about scientology. I have excerpted some of it below, there are more photos at the Daily Mail site. Apparently the North Koreans are envious of the scientology "ideal buildings" strategy for placating the sheeple with photos of empty facilities, all set up for action, but with nobody to use them. The motto seems to be "Build it and they won't come -- but they will be certain other people are and that proves how well things are going inside our bubble."   Empty corridors, restaurants with fake grass … [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...]

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...]