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Something Can Be Done About It
August 19, 2016 By Mike Rinder 53 Comments
August 20, 2016 at 12:09 am
Wow, RB. Good one! One of your best.
Terra Cognita says
August 19, 2016 at 11:31 pm
The best humor is based on truth. RB gets it right every time.
And I’m lucky my spouse and I were on the same page and didn’t have to spit up.
Ann B Watson says
August 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm
Hi RB, Friday is a very good day,as your piece once again deftly shows the cracks in a relationship when one is totally deaf to any peek outside cos and the other partner sees the light.Looking back,when I was ASRing probably more so than when letter regging,I would come across couples where one was gung ho on all things Ron and the other perhaps was tired of all the money going out all the time.I still recall being told to reg the hell out of the dude and ignore the lady as she was obviously an SP in training.Seriously.The more things change in the cult,the more they stay the same.From my heart thank you for your unique window mirror doorway into the agenda that is cos.You will always be one of my heroes❤️
Cat daddy says
August 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Mike Rinder: if my Thetan was gay It would be all over you.
Good Show Sir Good Show:
August 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm
RB, there is a commercial on TV that has two different people saying the same thing, but for opposite circumstances. Like his car gets hit or falls in the lake and he says, “Oh no!” And in the next frame you see a girl running outside to see a new car in the driveway with a bow on it and her dad handing her the keys, and she happily says, “Oh no…” (I’m paraphrasing all here), and then more things said one with the guy in total horror and her in total happiness, saying the same thing showing how same words but different realities are there. Your satire reminded me of that… how two people, one of whom is drinking KA and the other who is starting to see the light, can say the same thing with totally different meanings at the same crap the church puts out. Very well done post today.
August 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Let’s just hope that Cindy isn’t intercepted at either of the train stations by a pack of black-clad enforcers bound and determined to get her back. And if she does escape, let’s hope she turns up here to contribute to the revelations that Exes post here on a daily basis. And if things don’t go right, at least Cindy’s had the true and real Clear Cognition.
August 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm
in my case; when I started to talk like”cindy” the “wasband” (OT8) left me! I had no choice but to file for divorce. Otherwise I would have been penniless. I was, at that time, 57; with no chance for a job.
After 11 years I am still so very sad. My Therapist helps; but she does not take insurance. These Posts help very much though
I Yawnalot says
August 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm
Thank God for mom tech!
Good one RB.
Old Surfer Dude says
August 19, 2016 at 9:32 pm
Mom tech rocks!
August 19, 2016 at 10:37 am
What if Ron was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home?
August 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm
Hi Mephisto, Well I certainly would pass by any bus with Ron anywhere near it with great intention not to get on board.xo
Jose Chung says
August 19, 2016 at 10:34 am
On Red On white ( those big red books used for door stops)
It take 3 years to CLEAR Planet Earth. That was over 40 years ago
Captain Obvious says that’s another Planet Earth in a Galaxcy
Far Far away. Just not this place.
Besides,the really good stuff is being held back for GAT 3
and OT9 will come on the heels of GAT 4
August 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm
Then after that comes GAT 5, right? And then 6, 7, 8,9, 10……all the way to infinity…Boy, that’s going to take a lot of fundraising!
August 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Overheard on a tour of Int. Base David Miscavige
forgot where his Gold Bullion Vaults were at.
Can you imagine. Yes fund raising will go on forever.
August 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm
I might rejoin if they changed it to funraising.
August 19, 2016 at 6:13 pm
I’d rejoin for a dwarf lynching. I’d make a good lynching mob member.
August 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm
Yes…yes you would.
August 20, 2016 at 6:23 am
“He’s swinging in the rain, just swinging in the rain…”
August 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm
You might rejoin??? If they’re FUNraising I am so there!
August 19, 2016 at 10:31 am
RB, you cut to the quick.
One thing that Scientology surgically removes from its members. Their sense of humor.
Thanks RB for yet another timely look at the wonderful world of the walking clams.
August 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
Loved it, Regraded Being. This one had a happy ending in that she got out. Not so happy for him though. But sometimes you have to leave a loved one just to get out alive. And then hope the loved one comes to their senses.
August 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm
” One thing that Scientology surgically removes from its members. Their sense of humor.”
And then their bank accounts followed by retirement funds, then their relatives savings accounts followed by their kids and all of their friends and pre-cult acquaintances!
It’s also known as one of the friendliest places on the planet where your fellows believers have your back. The main problem is how to keep them from sticking knives in it for you.
The best and safest way to leave the Cult is backwards while facing your foe. It saves the back!
Studius Judius says
Please, call your parents/children/friends if you haven’t spoken to them lately. If there were harsh words last time you spoke, then apologize. Yes, even if it wasn’t your fault. Your pride and ego can take it. The rewards are well worth it. You need family and friends. Please call them.
Space cootie on Sherman's shoulder says
August 19, 2016 at 9:54 am
RB in full and all told you are hitting levels of where everyone and all is witnessing a space-time contiuum of almost supernatural dimension of funnyness.
August 19, 2016 at 9:49 am
Yes, get some now.
August 19, 2016 at 9:48 am
My exit kind of went along those lines, except that it was on the subject of Clear, instead of planetary clearing. When I did the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course at Flag, all throughout the year and a half of listening to LRH lectures, LRH was constantly saying “we now have Clear figured out! These processes I will be telling you about will make CLEARS.” On and on, every few lectures a new discovery to make Clears. Since LRH was brainwashed into my head as not being wrong, I figured it was just a tough and hard road to work out Clear. Ok, whatever.
But then I became a Case Supervisor at ASHO, and the definition and requirements for Clear changed three times in a year and a half. Ridiculous.
At first there was an IG NW Bulletin 20, where we could have public interviewed if they had a Clear stripe on the folder, but no actual Clear cog located. These interviews ended up steering people into what to say in order to not have to be undeclared Clear. Then these were nixed, and it had to be Clear cog and needle phenomena. Then right before I had enough, a new requirement that was beyond bizarre, was if a person said they were a past life Clear, they would have to give their past life name and where they did services. Then those folders would need to be brought in to the org and the Case Supervisor would have to verify Clear was attained in the past life folders, and in current folders as well.
Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!
Harpoona Frittata says
August 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm
The ‘past life clear’ meme spread like wildfire after folks first got wind of it in the mid to later 70’s years when I was clam-flavored Kool-aid drinker. I think the seductive promise of being able to avoid spending all that cash to reach the prize was just too attractive to many, including myself, who began to ‘recall’ going clear in our last lifetime en masse 😉
Hilarious when you look back on it now, but ever so deadly serious back then!
Regardless of how degraded we may all have become as a result of Lord Xenu’s evil actions, everyone seems to have retained their super OaTy native state capacity for incredible self-delusion…a super power ability that I marvel at still!
August 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm
So true H.F.!
I remember it so well at AOSHUK. The first wave after the Dianetic Clear HCOB came out were those that had truly made it but were never acknowledged as such and with these I witnessed some real miracles of recovery. Then it was the ones whose cases were never really cracked who thought ‘well, that must be why I never made it this lifetime’ as you describe it so well. All this with that ridiculous David Mayo interview instead of a proper rundown to clean up the bypassed charge.
August 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm
Hi Harpoona, Thank you for another viewpoint that reminded me how deadly serious I was when in.Perhaps the idea of a team that perported to have the keys to OT with in my time Ron’s hand on the lock,seemed like a life I had been searching for forever.Of course it was all a load of pixie dust!xo
August 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm
Sheeesh Sunny. Glad you are out 🙂
August 19, 2016 at 9:47 am
Hubby is lost in dreams of OTness and wifey has seen the moving target scam for what it is. The only thing missing is a demand for the couples 10 year old to ‘join’ the Sea bOrg.
August 19, 2016 at 9:42 am
The sad thing is that I personally know scores of people like James who keep imbibing the Kool-aid. Sad.
August 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm
You had better have a talk with them. Nothing to lose in trying.You could even bring along Debbie Cooks email and say “look what a friend of mine gave me! I’m curious what you think of it?”
ed kette says
August 19, 2016 at 9:32 am
dm runs “Animal farm” to perfection!
Fortunately, nothing is to last forever
aqua clara says
August 19, 2016 at 9:23 am
Regraded Being packs a punch in these strips. How incredibly hard it must be to leave. Yet far worse to stay.
I hope some people see themselves in this today and call home. It’s never too late.
Call your mom, ok?
John Doe says
August 19, 2016 at 9:18 am
Good one! I’m sure this is happening more and more these days.
Is there going to be a part 2? What will happen to James? Shit just got real for him even though he’s sleeping.
August 19, 2016 at 10:05 am
Yeah right.Am curious on the part 2.Or even part 3.A soap of sorts.
August 19, 2016 at 10:50 am
James joins the Sea Org and is finally posted full time as COB’S John Lobb shoe shiner.
August 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm
August 19, 2016 at 7:55 pm
Really? I could have sworn he was posted as bathroom floor licker…
August 20, 2016 at 6:19 am
James? James who?
Scientology creates nobodies and broke ones at that. Get real people!
Rick Mycroft says
August 19, 2016 at 8:57 am
Take the last train to Saneville,
and I’ll meet you at the station…
August 19, 2016 at 9:45 am
The Monkees thank you for remembering.
Victoria Pandora says
August 19, 2016 at 10:21 am
Oh man, I’m going to have that song circling in my head all day.
I’m sure I must have been on the front porch of getting my circuits handled when I blew;)
August 19, 2016 at 10:45 am
The front porch of infinity translates to the back door of the outhouse.
August 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm
Hi Victoria, Me too.That song circles in my head until I switch it off.lol xo
And that’s how it goes, one by one, one at a time, just walking out and breathing deeply of the free air. Once again, RB, “truth revealed”. Thanks for all your terrific work. Fridays used to be just Fridays; you’ve changed that!
Mike Wynski says
August 19, 2016 at 8:43 am
And another one bites the dust…
Nothing like a good cup of coffee and an RB comic strip to start the day. I bet DM drinks s/q a bit stronger when he read RB. And you KNOW that he does read it!
Idle Morgue says
August 19, 2016 at 8:37 am
Scientology – the science of pretending it makes sense.
August 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm
Scientology gave pretense a whole new direction. Who would have thunk it possible that a sneaky little ao like Miscavige would ever be believed enough for people to dedicate all their money & lives to.
August 20, 2016 at 8:47 am
Yawn, it took a LOT of El Con trained Oat Teas to make DM’s popularity & rise possible. And of course, El Con himself to raise DM to the highest heights in the CoS
August 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm
I made sense once. But, it wasn’t fun so I never did it again…
August 19, 2016 at 8:27 am
The first bubble alone was priceless! Another sad but true comic strip that says it all about the upside down world of david miscavige and his flock.
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