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March 20, 2020 By Mike Rinder 58 Comments
March 21, 2020 at 3:40 pm
If we are lucky scinos who stay home might see the Light now that the pressure lets up for a while. It’s hard to go back to boot camp after escaping. Lol
Jethro Bodine says
March 21, 2020 at 7:02 am
Brings back horrible memories of Sea Org Isolation in Lebanon Hall at the PAC base – Don’t send a sick person with a fever to a “dog doctor”, just put them into a dirty, filthy room and sleep on a dirty mattress with no sheets. If you’re lucky, someone brings you an orange juice… I remember one time I was running a temperature of 103 and had to walk all the way from PBC to Shaw Health Center and I almost passed out on Fountain Avenue along the way. This hits close to home…
March 20, 2020 at 10:27 pm
In reality Miscavige will have a “volunteer” parishioner offload any staff member with flu-like symptoms to the nearest emergency room stat, with strict instructions to plead indigence.
March 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm
Great to have you back, Regraded Being. Hope you and your loved ones make it through this.
I know I haven’t been audited for a long time, but I don’t remember sitting too close. How long is the cable to the cans? Maybe those auditing rooms are too small – how many other communicative diseases have been spread there?
You never know – COB might have to use some of his hoarded money to pay charity to his staff, or at least to keep the lights on.
March 21, 2020 at 2:39 am
Grisianfarce. Try to remember…. The auditor said “take a deep breath and let it go”. Enough to infect.
March 20, 2020 at 5:08 pm
With people staying home and stats down near zero, these few weeks will soon become the baseline for future speeches.
That way when Davey starts spouting off that interest, growth, or whatever is expanding at some made up factor – there will be a kernel of semi-truth in it.
For instance, “since the Governor eased the restrictions on going out, $ci.. Morgues have experienced a 1000% increase in people coming in.” And of course Davey can say the reason for all of the increase is people are looking to $ci.. for the answers, when the truth is it’s the same old 36 people who are not stuck at home anymore so they can get back to their routine.
jere Lull (39 years recovering) says
March 20, 2020 at 6:35 pm
Phillip, there IS no “baseline for the Shermanator’s overbloviated hyperbolic stat claims. It’s ALL make-believe.
If anything, ANY “normal” week can be a “baseline”. Anything which later rises above ZERO is outstanding, spectacular, growth approaching INFINITY!!!!!! YAAY!!!!!!!!!
March 20, 2020 at 7:19 pm
Right. When 1 person is on course and then after a few weeks 3 more come in one now has 4 people on course; one has 4X’d one’s production! One is now “upstat”.
A steep upward curve. Affluence, no less…whoo hoo! Gosh, 4 people on course – that’s impressive, eh?
Take Em Down says
March 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm
It’s time Scientologist’s realize that DM does not have the power of Governors of state, and/or medical authority.Sci’s have more power over the judicial system, but that seems to be in the past. Sci depends on the Wog economy, and right now, the Wogs are winning. Wogs forever……………………………….and a day.
March 20, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Dave hasn’t touched his wife Shelly in years. Let’s see if he can go further than that.
Old Surfer Dude says
March 20, 2020 at 5:09 pm
All the way into the ground? Now that would be epic! Old Surfer Dude
March 20, 2020 at 6:44 pm
Mark observed”Dave hasn’t touched his wife Shelly in years….”
Now THAT’S self-iso! for BOTH of them. Might just extend the Kid’s™ life, as an unintended consequence. I believe that compromised liver function might be one of the increased risk factors for COVID-19. NO WAY can the Dwarfenführer go outside of his bomb-proof bunker until the novel coronavirus has blown itself out completely. He’s so PTS to *himself* that being in the same COUNTY as a carrier could doom his diminutive little body
March 20, 2020 at 2:13 pm
O/T. Photo of Nation of Islam Minister Abdul Malik Sayyid Muhammad aka Tony Muhammad with his Clear Certificate.
ESMB Redux post:
March 20, 2020 at 1:11 pm
A situation that very few know and that certainly will not be easily leaked by the SO is the following. Orgs and missions will not make money if they have no way of getting public. But given that many staff have jobs partime or in a couple one of the two works in the end will be fine in some way. But the management lives almost ONLY of the percentages paid by the orgs and missions. So in a couple of weeks it will become tragic. The same for pub orgs. For policy everyone must set aside a percentage on an account called GLF (general liabilities fund) but to use them they must have approvals. They have no other local reserves. So if they can’t make money or get money, we’re on the bone. Sea org reserves will have to go into action.
March 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm
“Sea org reserves will have to go into action.”
They’ll only be released AFTER the Twit’s personal slush fund has been slurped up and peed out.
March 21, 2020 at 2:44 am
I forgot to say that this GLF is usually used also by OSA for legal stuff. And any way are counted in the, SO reserves. Bad weather arriving
March 20, 2020 at 9:23 pm
As a Class V org staff member, I was extremely rarely paid. The solution was the dole and part-time work. This would have made no difference to us.
March 21, 2020 at 2:42 am
Yes but it does quite a difference to the SO as they have pretty much no other income sources. They live out of these weekly inflows.
March 20, 2020 at 12:39 pm
Sanitize your phone and computer. With everybody avoiding events, the sea borg will be blowing up the phone and the nets.
Zee Moo says
March 20, 2020 at 11:10 am
No Sea bOrg would ever admit to not having the bestest tech in the universe. Crowding everyone together is not a good idea. With Californians all stuck at home, the presence of any virus is going to explode.
March 20, 2020 at 1:39 pm
It never dawned on me that the Sea Borg might be related to The Space Borg from Star Trek.
An innocent human undergoes some kind of Rundown and is transformed into a Space Borg. The operation installs a special button that a Reg can press and the Space Borg will then reach into its pocket and dispense some cash that they call a kind of “Donation”.
That’s a pretty slick system – Don’t cha think?
March 20, 2020 at 6:50 pm
“Borg”….: You will be ASSimilated. Resistance is futile… Sounds like a SO reg to ME!
March 21, 2020 at 3:54 am
James Rosso says
March 21, 2020 at 8:56 pm
Huh, i just realized that your name isn’t misspelled “LoosingMyReligion.” You have been ‘Loosing’ (not ‘Losing’) your religion because you’ve passed it through you and flushed it down the toilet. Very clever! Loosing your bowels indeed! I bet it caused horrible cramps and quite the mess; but now that it’s out and you’re cleaned up you feel a lot better, amirite?
March 22, 2020 at 1:03 am
Hi James. To laugh. As you describe it, it’s more ‘evacuate’ I would say. But it makes the idea. It is like freeing yourself from something, but also untying it from yourself and throwing it back at those who gave it to you. What a poke when you wake up. But then you start feeling good. And also a little pissed why not.
old biker dude says
March 20, 2020 at 10:37 am
Finally, an RB that this never-in can understand and relate to, totally!! I like how the two dudes on the right keep trying to get away from the fellow with the pink nose.
March 20, 2020 at 1:24 pm
I got the very same feeling dude. RB is truly a great artist. I would love to see a book containing a history of his work. It would be so much more enjoyable than most books I see on coffee tables. They contain a bunch of fluff. RB’s work has a great social content. But it is also very enjoyable from a purely humorous view point. I love RB’s work!
March 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm
I would buy and keep an RB Comic Compilation on my coffee table, proudly. I’d be glad to pay decent money for this. Yo, RB, what do you say? A portion of the proceeds to go perhaps to the Aftermath Foundation? Could we do Leather-Bounds? Seriously!
March 20, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Scientologists are prejudiced against the medical profession, so they don’t take what they say seriously. I used to go to work at the org when sick, because otherwise no-one would have been there to do the work.
Roger Larsson says
March 20, 2020 at 10:21 am
Corona kill old and ugly. $cientology kill young and pretty.
March 20, 2020 at 8:16 pm
To be fair they both also kill young and ugly.
March 21, 2020 at 9:41 am
The purose in life is to make a big smiley. 🙂
George M White says
March 20, 2020 at 10:15 am
Amazing that Scientology cannot handle an Occult virus. These people have lost everything.
The Dark Avenger says
March 20, 2020 at 12:51 pm
Dr. Occult requires a co-pay everytime.
March 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm
George, you are a riot. Thanks for the laugh 🙂
Well, if nothing else keeps the victims away, cv19 will….Crashed stats and lower conditions will be the normal for quite a while…There’s always a bright side. California is grounded, so no one will be coming to course, session or fundraisers. 😁
March 20, 2020 at 11:42 am
I can see a mandatory on line fundraiser going on very soon. With every California Clam now stuck at home, how many will spend time on the internet and looking at sites like this one?
$cientology tries to practice social isolation, can they cope with actual isolation?
March 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm
I sure do wish this blog software enabled us to put text in spoilers. I have something I want to tell everyone here. But it is off topic and I do not want to bother people who are not interested.
But I have been reading a lot of news articles about this virus but never once have I seen the one danger that I think carries the highest risk. I hope people here will not think of me as a loudmouth know-it-all. But I consider everyone here to be a friend and I just want to help keep us all safe if I can. So here goes:
I think the single biggest danger is the thing this cult loves the most – MONEY.
News articles warn about people sneezing on each other or coughing on each other. But how often do you get sneezed on or coughed on? And yet … every day … I wager several times per day, we exchange cash money with others – both paper and coins.
If this virus is contained in bodily fluids – like our sweat – that is why it can survive on paper or metal for a few hours or so. So please think about wearing gloves when you exchange cash with someone. Even if they are just latex gloves. When I go shopping, I wear latex gloves underneath my leather gloves and I give and accept the cash only when gloved and I put it into an envelope or small coin purse or a small container. Then a day or two later, I take it out and put it into my wallet or other place.
Please try to understand I just want to see you all stay healthy and safe. God bless you all.
March 20, 2020 at 5:26 pm
Good comment Skyler. Really, excellent advices. Here in Italy we are getting a very bad experience of this vicious thing.
March 20, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Skyler, you are spot about cash money and germs. In one of my jobs I regularly have to accept large amounts of cash payments, count the bills and then give receipts. Not all day long, mind you, but between 1 and 3 times a day, usually. For a long time I’ve practiced handwashing after taking these payments. I see now that bank tellers are now wearing very thin plastic gloves and I’ve seen cashiers in large and small grocery markets with them also. Cash is crawling with germs, its true!
March 20, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Edit: “…spot ON…”
March 20, 2020 at 5:57 pm
Good post, Skyler. Back when I taught Montessori, when I did the unit on money, I always made my kiddos wash their hands at the end of a lesson, explaining that money was dirty because of how many people handled it. Hopefully that part of the lesson stuck. Last week, I started wearing a latex glove to punch in numbers on the checkout card machine. Wear gloves at the cash machine!!
P.S. On topic, I am so glad to see that California has been locked out of going to the Centers. Yes!!
March 20, 2020 at 9:27 pm
It’s a good point, and I’ve decided to change to credit-card payments only.
March 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Yessss! And so much for COB’s photo-shopped crowd pictures. And how about getting all the Sea Ogres tested? The SO has its share of senior citizens after all, and the young ones can be carriers.
March 20, 2020 at 10:03 pm
Oh thank you all so much.
You have no idea how much it pleases me that you have nice things to say about my suggestion.
I just hope and pray that you all stay healthy and happy and that we find more and better ways to bring down this monstrous evil.
And thank you Mike for allowing me to make that suggestion even though it is off topic.
I had completely forgotten about cash machines. I will be certain to wear gloves when I go to get some cash. Thank you so much Briget.
March 20, 2020 at 10:09 am
One of the key activities of scientology is the continuous control towards people. Now that this will stop for major reasons many will wake up. It will be very difficult to recover them.
March 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm
Maybe the lockdown that CA is on will make Scns not have to go to course, auditing, to events, and they will get distance from Scn, and will “destimulate from” Scn. This could be a good side effect of the Corona Virus. And if some of them are at home and are bored and start reading on the internet…anything can happen.
March 20, 2020 at 3:56 pm
Cindy. Yes. I think so too. It will be so for many who are not too much inside the implant. Eventually you start to wake up and dare to look a little further. I really hope so.
March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Yes! What are we yesing? I lost my place…
March 20, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Another key activity is auditing. Two people in close proximity who may be strangers.
To make the precious moolah, an auditor must meet with several people every day – person in – person out – person in – person out – person in – person out. A virus paradise. If they are so hooked on money, the virus may well spread from autitor to autidtee like very quickly – like wildfire maybe.
Hmmm …. I am left to wonder. Could this virus be another way to hasten the end of this evil criminal cult?
Will the rat forgo the money scammed through auditing and dictate that auditing can cease for a few months so as to keep people healthy? Would he really order the halt to auditing until the virus is gone? A good and kind person would surely do that. What will the rat do?
March 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm
The rat will eat the poison cheese all on it’s own…….
March 20, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Skyler. Right! Here in Italy now it no longer exists that people go around fooling around except for really vital things. Here it is going even worse than it was in China. So auditing is going to be just stuff to do on their own if they want to. This virus is sneaky because it is also infected asymptomatically, that is, without there being necessarily fever or other symptoms.
Here it has become a police state to contain the infection and it will also be so in your country.
So if these stoners, to get some stats, violate quarantines or bans, all of them and the cult end in an huge ocean of trouble.
March 20, 2020 at 7:43 pm
Hubbard says no one gets sick unless they are PTS. Very likely orgs will stay open and staff will be on public like white on rice to come in, go on course, get “handlings” from Ethics, etc.
Has to be hell to be on staff now. THEY will be blamed. Staff and Sea Org will be blamed for “pulling this in”. Just like they were blamed for 9/11. Hopefully the Wrong Why perpetrated on staff , SO and even public will become so unbearable that they blow.
March 21, 2020 at 2:50 am
Aqua. The way this thing is going if they keep orgs open or get meeting of any kind against the bans they will be accused of wanting spread the virus. They can’t play with it. They go in jail. In China there was the death penalty to contain the spread.
March 22, 2020 at 1:16 am
I hear you. I was just wondering whether the cult would really obey. But I hear you. In my area we are on total lockdown now. Including a curfew. The Governor of my state is not fooling around. In this state the powers that be are taking no chances. I completely agree and am hunkered down for what I expect will be at least a month. I’m prepared to take care of my people so that once this is over we can continue on as a team. Crazy stuff! But then, I lived for 2 years in a 3rd world country, and I will never forget what I saw there. We in this country will be fine. This will be over and we will be fine. On the brite side, since production will not be possible, its a good time to organize!
March 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm
Right. I got my daughters and husbands and granddaughters all togheter in a big house beside the sea. Your governor is right. Here in Italy is a mess and statistics are even incomplete. Do well and care about you people.
March 20, 2020 at 9:59 am
I got a laugh out of the way the two other guys kept distancing themselves from the sneezer.
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