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Something Can Be Done About It
February 21, 2020 By Mike Rinder 49 Comments
jere Lull (39 years recovering) says
March 14, 2020 at 9:52 pm
I hope that little vacation was WONDERFUL!
February 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm
You can “think it”, but not say it, unless you’re itching to have another Sec Check done after another Knowledge Report is written on you.
Miscavige Is Dating Cruise Again says
February 23, 2020 at 12:36 am
God, that is just *brutal* 🤣
February 22, 2020 at 12:12 am
Looks like Robert’s only hope is if a wealthy relative dies whose will Scientology’s lawyers can contest.
Dead Men Tell No Tales Bill Straass says
February 21, 2020 at 8:31 pm
Sounds like my 1st wife Sharron Elizabeth Petersen ( known by some of you as Sharron Weber, COFSSO who aa far as I know has done all of the Ethics Conventions on the Freewinds. She was the Dir I and R when we were married.
When she deceided that she bo longer wanted to be married to me she had me called before a Chaplain”s Court. This was not done by the Chaplain but by the Qual Sec Sherry Anderson ( I guess you were right, Sharron, I am a walking tape recorder.)
Her stated reason for wanting a divorce was that she was OTVIII and I was only a Clear. The result of the Chaplain’s Court was pre-ordained just like the Justice actions she dished out.
February 21, 2020 at 11:32 pm
Yes, it’s vitally important to have matching case levels when you’re a 2D, otherwise the out-reality will cause massive ARC breaks, adversely affecting stats as people become too enturbulated to do their jobs. 😉
February 22, 2020 at 2:49 am
GOOD RIDDANCE to this… person. (“Person”, by the way, phrased like this with a slight pause in front of it, was my genteel Wasp grandmother’s WORST insult).
In the South I suppose it would be something like, “Well, bless her heart!”
And I’d say, ” There’s the door, SLAM it on the way out.”
Seriously, jere, good riddance to this well-travelled Sea Org Bag.
Queen B says
February 22, 2020 at 12:31 pm
In the South we say “ Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out “.
February 23, 2020 at 2:24 am
February 24, 2020 at 9:57 am
I remember it as “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya…..”
March 14, 2020 at 9:11 pm
Thanks Valboski. “2-Ds” after the SO were FAR more sane. “wogs” have more experience in that arena and the rules are better defined. scientology “marriages” were more “of convenience” than anything else. And it seems Dwarfenführer has made them verboten. Look how long it’s been that he sent Shelly away to Siberia, yet gets it on with his current “communicator” “Communicator, INDEED! Wish I could have such a sweet deal back then, but I’d already figured out I couldn’t keep two girls straight at the same time. I can’t lie worth a damn; can’t keep the web of lies untangled. Guess I’m not a big enough “being”. AND not big enough to think that would be a “good” skill to have.
March 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm
His “Communicator With Benefits” 🙂
Take Em Down says
February 21, 2020 at 5:28 pm
Take a course in basic electronics, and you will know that the “E” meter is just a VOM. A volt-ohm-meter, that has juiced up sensitivity. Calling it a religious artifact will work for the ignorant, but not for me. I would rather enlist in the navy, make pay grade E5, put in twenty years at $42,022.68, which is upwards of $800,000, then retire with benefits. The navy also guarantees disconnection with family also, but only for short periods of time, then reconnection. If you want out of the navy before your contract is up, you can go see a psychiatrist ,and he will get you discharged if you want him to.
February 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm
And the retirement benefits are so much better to boot.
March 14, 2020 at 9:23 pm
BITE YOUR TONGUE.
scns aren’t allowed to have a decent LIFE while they’re able to work and they can NEVER slack off. No personal affluence; it’s all gotta go to the “man” at the top. No sex life, EXCEPT for the “man” at the top. None of the rules apply to HIM, of course, since he is, by definition—his own definition, of course—, PERFECT.
February 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm
First thing – RB, I always appreciate your cartoons. Thanks for your efforts and keep up the good work.
Now, with this following the 2/18/20 article it just continues to highlight what a money grubbing outfit $ci.. is.
A few quotes from the Lousy Rattlesnake Huckster (snake oil salesman). “The purpose of the evening organization is . . . to make money” “The public attends these (free services) and is then sold . . .”
Sue/Sally/whatever her name is, uses the classic carrot on a stick or bait and switch to make her sale. All the while keeping her eyes on the prize of catching a bigger more successful fish for herself.
It’s all the same thing, (rules and decency don’t count just make money) it’s just occurring on different levels. Well done.
March 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm
Sally/Sue/(whatever) is forbidden to dabble in sex UNLESS it leads directly to MONEY IN; LOTS of it. OR Else. Thems the rules dictated from on high.
February 21, 2020 at 4:25 pm
“I’m not offering myself to Albert.
I just did what it takes to get him to buy a Quantum Mark Ultra VIII E-Meter.”
Lorelei Lee is alive and well in Scientology’s Sea Org!
“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But Quantums are a girl’s best friend”.
Too funny. For sure, these ice-hearted cult females “do what it takes”, alright.
February 21, 2020 at 9:09 pm
And if you’re must sell yourself, do it for diamonds, not Dwarf 🙂 At least Lorelei was a gold digger with a heart of gold. RIP, Marilyn.
March 14, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Overrun in California says
February 21, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Shades of Grant Cordone. Well you should listen to your Scientology opinion leaders.
“Hey grant what’s the most important thing when looking for a mate Love? Respect? Honesty?
“No! The most important thing is How Much Money$$$$ do they have!. You’re not listening!!”
March 14, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Overrun: great channeling of Grant:”No! The most important thing is How Much Money$$$$ do they have!.”
If they don’t have money, they can’t keep you in the style to which you wish to become accustomed.
February 21, 2020 at 1:55 pm
You need two of those expensive-yet-faulty lie detectors to go solo?!? Wow.
Classic use of withheld implied sexual congress to sell something expensive.
March 14, 2020 at 10:03 pm
“Classic use of withheld implied sexual congress to sell something expensive.”
I believe, but am not certain, that such implied contracts can be enforced in some jurisdictions; NOT that the result of enforcing one would be worth the effort —or cost.
February 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm
This is a standard regging technique in the cult.
February 21, 2020 at 12:39 pm
If I’m your 2D, what’s in it for me?
You’re never on course, it’s clear you’re off source
I give all to Ron, you make things go wrong
Quit wasting my time, just write up your crimes!
Old Surfer Dude says
February 21, 2020 at 3:12 pm
My sentiments exactly!
March 14, 2020 at 9:32 pm
Nice encapsulation, Gadfly.
February 21, 2020 at 11:59 am
I have a question for the OSA goons reading this (I know you’re reading Mr Rinder’s blog): Where’s Shelly?
February 21, 2020 at 1:11 pm
Yeaah…Where the Hell is Shelly? What are you holding back, goons?
February 21, 2020 at 1:32 pm
She’s on an important mission and needless to say, you don’t have the rank to ask.
February 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Excuse me, Gadfly but that would be the FUCKING rank… fixed it for ‘ya.
February 21, 2020 at 11:17 pm
Thanks Aqua for pointing out the syntactic slip.
February 23, 2020 at 2:30 am
March 14, 2020 at 9:34 pm
February 21, 2020 at 11:52 am
I remember the first time the person who got me in scientology asked me to be his 2D. It was so unreal. I said sure. To me, being asked to be someone’s 2D seemed very odd (and honestly still does even after all these two years. It has nothing to do with love or even attraction, just checking another box off the list. Gees, I wonder why scientology marriages don’t last.
PS you’re right, the 2D didn’t last. Less than a week later, I got recruited into Sea Org and left him behind. It didn’t even bother me. He seemed genuinely hurt, which surprised me. Scientology sincerely messes with your mind.
March 14, 2020 at 9:38 pm
“Scientology sincerely messes with your mind.”
It DEFINITELY messes with your mind, though insincerely.
If tubby had been sincere about anything, it was his overwhelming NEED for money than even HE could fritter away.
Jerry Hack says
February 21, 2020 at 11:46 am
Best one that I have read yet! Can’t help but smirk when I read these.
Zee Moo says
February 21, 2020 at 11:00 am
Lron did imbibe the CO$ with his mercenary attitude. So here we see a perfectly normal day at the mOrg. Staff pay is deliberately keep low so that only sales really matter.
jere Lull (39 years recovering)j says
March 14, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Zee, did you mean “imbue”? Imbibe is what the Twit™ does with all those cases of single-malt. A more accurate term for Dwrfenführer’s action MIGHT be “guzzle”. Tubby DID somewhat imbibe his own swill, though. He still was trying to get it to work for him while in his BlueBird motor home parked permanently on the Ranch.
George M. White says
February 21, 2020 at 10:05 am
Rolling on the floor laughing.
February 21, 2020 at 9:54 am
That girl is a shining example of a prostituting leech. And she’s totally “on source” from the look of it. Just like the cult; suck you in and bleed you dry.
James Rosso says
February 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm
In other cults, this behaviour is called “flirty fishing.”
March 14, 2020 at 9:46 pm
Agreement, Glenn: leaving nothing behind but a desiccated husk, and absent memories of a good time.
Roger Larsson says
February 21, 2020 at 9:04 am
People convinced to be eternal pay the price. Money comes and goes but the life goes on.
Xenu's Son says
February 21, 2020 at 8:30 am
Good one RB.
Dozens of examples of a conversation like this comes to mind.
She was probably an above average nice person before scientology.
This is what the money and time pressure cooker of scientology does to your “logic”.
little i says
February 21, 2020 at 4:18 pm
And your compassion
and your empathy
and your humanity
March 14, 2020 at 9:51 pm
Little i, you shouldn’t use such “bad” words when talking about scientology. All those are the most verboten concepts in the cult’s estimation. They all refer to being something OTHER than UTTERLY RUTHLESS. NO MERCY, just like the Cobra Kai Dojo was taught.
March 15, 2020 at 4:14 pm
“You shouldn’t use such ‘bad words’. Unclear what you’re trying to say here. Are you criticizing them for being so heartless, or are you actually telling me not to use those words, and if so, why?
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