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July 20, 2018 By Mike Rinder 59 Comments
Regraded Fan says
July 21, 2018 at 10:14 am
Reading Regraded Being is like looking through a one way mirror and observing firsthand the back and forth pitter patter between a couple of severely delusional patients stuck in a lock down mental ward. Endlessly fascinating … yet at the same time disturbing — knowing how damaged these people’s lives are as a result of being trapped inside the group think of this pernicious and dangerous mind control cult.
July 21, 2018 at 7:46 am
Scieno TV is just so perfectly…Scientology! It an idea completely off the radar of the local orgs and missions, costs tons of money, it’s super duper glitzy, lots of build-up, lots of hype, lots of hope, lots of massive cheery announcements and NO RESULTS.
Reminds me of that stupid video that LRH introduced in ? 1978. I think the orgs had to cough up $7000 for the audio visual equipment. People were dragged in off the street to watch this stupid depressing video which was supposed to guarantee folks would sign up for courses or processing. LOLOLOL No results, no one that I know of signed up for anything. Do you see the pattern.
The crazy, crazy thing is this. If the COS simply made a safe space, ran a TR’s/HQS course, kept the riff-raff out, did tons of word clearing, Scientology would been
For some odd reason, people tend to stay away from money-grubbing, totalitarian regimes.
July 22, 2018 at 10:02 pm
Just curious…who’s the riff raff?
Jere Lull (37 years recovering) says
July 23, 2018 at 9:35 am
We has faced the riff-raff, and they is US!
July 22, 2018 at 10:08 pm
Just curious…who are the riff raff?
July 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm
By Scientology standards, anyone unwilling or unable to give the Reg their credit card info and turn over all liquid cash to buy services is riff raff.
Cat Daddy says
July 20, 2018 at 8:12 pm
Good show Sir
I Yawnalot says
July 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm
Trying to decide whether the Scio channel is comedy or drama. It’s a good thing there isn’t isn’t a rating of the Stupid Channel… mmmm… yes there is, another Scientology breakthrough!
It does give a chilling example that “free to air” is anything but free. It’s also hard to digest that all of Scientology’s media is firmly seated in a trail of shattered dreams, wasted lives & stolen money.
Will all those set free by Scio tech please stand up… (crickets chirping).
July 23, 2018 at 9:40 am
The scn channel must be a drama, and so melodramatic it serves well as a sleep aid. they are SO serious and full of themselves…. Just thinking about that drek makes my eyes sag.
July 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm
Hey scientologists, enturbulated much?
There is a great cute for that, and it feels oh so good.
It is called blowing (And not the kind you dirty minds are thinking, although….)
July 20, 2018 at 5:25 pm
A question I asked years ago.
Why can’t there be a Church of Sexualogy?
Old Surfer Dude says
July 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm
There is! They’re call them swing clubs. And I did partake. And it was great. But, this was back when I was in my late 20s, early 30s.
One of the clubs was Plato’s Retreat West in Hollywood. It opened at 10 at night and we would exit at 6am.
July 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm
Gee, I’m jealous you can remember stuff like that. I’ve been told of some of my greatest escapades – I wish I could remember the details of some of them. Aw well, there’s always a compromise in everything somewhere. That’s life I suppose.
July 21, 2018 at 9:43 pm
July 23, 2018 at 11:25 pm
Glad you brought up NXIVM. Hey Dave Miscavige, look into NXIVM and what happens to cult leaders
July 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm
I love how watching a few minutes of Leah’s show caused a kool-aid drinker to lose all the gains that she previously had. Sweet! If that’s all it takes, then Scientology should come crashing down in no time!
Michael Creger says
July 20, 2018 at 2:12 pm
Where is Jim Rockford when we need him? A few glasses of Scotch and a strong door knocking at FLAG is all he would have to do to end the madness.
July 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm
Jim rockford… James Gardner . Sued the network for not getting paid per episode. Never worked again.
July 21, 2018 at 12:17 am
James Garner actually had major recurring roles in a number of series in later years. Or is there something I’m missing?
Ammo Alamo says
July 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm
This doesn’t have much to do with Scientology, except in the use of underhanded tactics to get and keep other people’s money.
James Garner sued Universal Studios for $16.5 million in 1983 and settled out of court six years later, with the usual NDA. In that suit, the phrase “creative accounting” was used by Garner and later became a catchword for Hollywood accounting practics designed to keep profits hidden from actors in order to pay them less than their contracted fees. He sued Universal again in 1998 for $2.2 million, regarding unpaid syndication royalties.
Ten years after the first suit, which he won, Garner began the first of what became eight two-hour “Rockford” made-for-TV movies, under the firm hand of Garner’s production company. In Garner’s memoir The Garner Files, he told of his new cash-up-front policy with the studios he still had to deal with:
“Beginning in 1994, we made eight Rockford movies. I tried to keep my production company as far away from Universal as possible. I told the studio people when we were negotiating that if I had to drive onto that lot every day, it would be like sticking a knife in my ribs. There were no accounting problems because it was cash and carry: they gave me the money, I gave them the film. In that order.”
James Garner. The Garner Files: A Memoir (Kindle Locations 2234-2238). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.
From the record, Garner did not sue and never work again, as suggested. He was involved in movies, TV shows, TV movies, commercials and voice-over projects before, during and after his successful lawsuits. His fellow actors and others were able to wise up to the studio tactics of freezing them out of profits by “creative accounting.” Many people, other than studio bigwigs, had reason to be thankful for his lawsuits because it increased the liklihood they would actually receive the money their contracts promised them.
FWIW, my favorite Garner movie was Victor Victoria, with Julie Andrews at the peak of her beauty and charm, and fave series Rockford Files, which re-used scripts from the original Maverick.
July 20, 2018 at 1:55 pm
Howz yer backlog these days? Which works best for ya, background threats of disconnection or full on declares. Seems like most of yer UTRs are just dealin with the threats. Nice work!
Go ahead and let Eff Pee out again today. Things are a bit slow and we need some good ole fashion Kult style entertainment to keep our skills honed.
For the record Dave, Kult style entertainment is where a bot pretends that it knows the truth and tells lies which are then exposed by the Ess Pees on the fringes.
July 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm
Marty, would you handle this goddamn Newcomer. What the fuck am I paying you for???!!!
July 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm
July 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm
July 20, 2018 at 7:35 pm
The dude who thinks he’s da pope.
July 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm
The Dude thinks he’s God. But, he’s really just another cult member.
July 20, 2018 at 9:25 pm
The ‘Dude who Hides’ ain’t no Dude at all. He’s just a fluorescence shadow cast against a concrete wall. No amount of money is worth that, but the leaders of Scioland sure think it is. The freedom to grab a burger, catch a flick or walk on the beach with a loved one or alone taking in nature – simple but worth more than money can buy if you don’t have it available.
That’s one of the problems with crime, it sends you security crazy. People crave revenge.
July 20, 2018 at 9:31 pm
He’s da biggest bean in da smallest cult. Hip, hip, yo Dave!
Scott McMahon says
July 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm
Comedy or Drama? If they want comedy, they can keep watching the Scientology Channel.
July 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm
In 2013 or 2014 when I was still in the SO at Big Blue in LA, a major typhoon hit the Philippine’s, causing death and destruction. I had a pocket AM/FM radio and would listen to the news at the end of each night and the Typhoon was the top news story for 3 days and was still covered after that. The SO restrictions regarding TV, movies and Internet didn’t include radio so I used that to keep up to date on politics, world affairs, etc. About 3 weeks later, there was a big IAS meeting at AOLA where I was posted, for all Big Blue regges, FSM I/C’s and so forth. Josh Garfield, the FSM I/C AOLA came to me afterwards to brief me on the meeting, saying ” The VM’s are going to be doing a huge disaster relief cycle”. I said, Oh, the Philippine’s, right”. Josh immediately blew up in anger, saying “How could you know that? How could you know that? This data was just released by the IAS!!!” I told Josh to get a grip, it was a natural disaster that occurred 3 weeks ago, all the news networks covered it then. He stomped off in the other direction saying I had “crashed the IAS meeting” to get the data. This was when I realized that C of S and IAS control what Scientologists hear about things in the world.
Mike Rinder says
July 20, 2018 at 2:18 pm
Fascinating insight. Thanks.
July 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Not to mention the fact that the IAS took three weeks to proclaim this as a VM project to support – which clearly shows that all IAS cared about is sucking the bucks out of the faithful’s wallets, not about providing any relief in the Phillipines. If they cared about the Phillipines they would have acted immediately.
July 20, 2018 at 10:05 pm
It’s like going to a relative’s for Thanksgiving dinner and you wait afterwards until almost all the dishes are washed and you only then volunteer to help and wash dishes. It’s been done so you get out of it but yet look good for having volunteered.
July 21, 2018 at 1:42 am
They waited 3 weeks because they didn’t want to be told to not get in the way of the real disaster relief people.
July 24, 2018 at 9:41 am
They waited 3 weeks because the real disaster relief people were in their way.
July 24, 2018 at 11:24 pm
July 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm
Scamology’s brain to much tech works just fine.
July 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm
correction to my post above:
Scamology’s brain to MUSH tech works just fine.
July 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm
Comedy or drama. Hmmmmmmmm. Hard to choose. Hmmmmmm. I guess I’ll take comedy. There’s tons of drama in every Idle Morgue.
Robert Almblad says
July 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm
RB, that is spot on….
Ms. B. Haven says
July 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm
First panel: “They just repeat the same programs over and over again.”
Hubbard doctrine: “The number of times through equals certainty.”
If you want a foolproof mind apply this foolproof Hubbard doctrine and you are well on your way to a stupefied mind. After a while you will have full conceptual understanding of any drivel Hubbard pulls out of his ass and be able to smugly attack others for their lack of “understanding” because of supposedly going by a misunderstood word. That will be the extent of your brilliance.
Xenu's Son says
July 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm
Hardly anyone active these day days except for a couple of irreparably demented dupes and Da Chan Man to take their money.
July 20, 2018 at 12:39 pm
$cieno TV is perhaps the most irrelevant TV network on this planet. If you spend 4 hours you get to watch the entire content of their library. The ‘mind numbing’ mentioned by RB is probably its intended purpose. Nothing else could explain the drivel on that station.
Hell, my TV dream came true earlier this year with the Heroes and Icons Channel, which does all 5 Star Treks every night. And no drivel about Psychs and ‘saving the planet’. Star Trek saves the entire Galaxy. Or should that be Gal ax cy….
Melanie Reap says
July 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm
H&I is my regular viewing as well. TOS through to Enterprise!
Alex de Valera says
July 20, 2018 at 12:37 pm
Confronting and shattering entheta ? Ha ha ha! It’s more like hiding or putting one’s head in the sand pretending reality is not there.
Chris Shugart says
July 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm
Yeah, they’ve put their head in something all right. But it’s not sand.
July 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm
They all have their heads in the sand. It’s a requirement.
July 20, 2018 at 3:22 pm
The three monkys (see no, speak no, hear no) all rolled into one?
July 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm
Yep! That works, Jim!
July 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm
Ah, the joys of cognitive dissonance. It won’t be long before this brain dead couple gets hauled into ethics for whatever money can be squeezed out of them. Must be fun these days being a Scientologist!
July 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm
Ah, yes. Cognitive dissonance. It comes with complete and utter devotion.
Mick Roberts says
“You never know when you’ll find yourself having to Confront Entheta.”
That’s the problem. They NEVER “Confront” it. They only run and hide from it, burying their heads in the sand. Change the channel, stop reading negative articles, run away silently when confronted on the street…..where’s the “confront” in that?
They sure as hell don’t do a very good job of “shattering” the entheta either. They seem to be stuck in a perpetual state of multiplying (exponentially) the “entheta” due to their own policies and actions. Talk about “pulling it in”…..
Ann Davis says
July 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm
Spot on Mick. As always.
July 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm
100% true. Confront? Baloney. Handle? Forget it. The course should be called, “How To Turn Tail And Run From Everything Scary”. They really are beneath contempt.
July 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm
A few years ago I researched OT8’s:
July 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm
What a list! I like the way it is alphabetical using first names !~?&^%! Must have been compiled by a $cientologist.
But it is incomplete. Should have Newcomer , 8-23-03 original Oh Tea Ate , fully duped but now long frickin gone. I did and have happily achieved the state of free being and I do have recall of my Hole $cientology track.
July 21, 2018 at 12:48 am
July 21, 2018 at 12:51 am
Interesting list, but definitely out of date. Doesn’t show a couple of people like Mary Khan and others who have vocally left. These days, it would be hard to keep on top of the stampede for the exit.
July 23, 2018 at 12:43 am
Nice work ~ Thank you ☺
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