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Something Can Be Done About It
May 8, 2015 By Mike Rinder 66 Comments
May 10, 2015 at 10:51 am
Oh Regraded Being… you make me laugh, you make me cry. You make me want to give this to all the Sea Org and Public. Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing you every Friday.
Wendy M says
May 10, 2015 at 9:00 am
Very funny RB – Its hard to know whether to laugh or weep! I am now extremely curious to know who you are. Is it a secret or can we know? Even a hint? (No pressure, if you prefer to remain RB :).
Regraded Being says
May 10, 2015 at 11:45 am
Hi Wendy. It’s not really a secret, I mean, even I know who I am.
This is more like a game that I learned from observing some of the people from OSA.
It’s called “Keep ’em Guessing”. ( I heard COB wrote the rules)
They play with different objectives than I do. They want to keep you guessing at things like;
Are my parents (or children or spouse etc.) really SP just because they don’t agree with COB policy?
Is my money really being used to help mankind?
Why is my Org empty when I keep reading about unprecedented expansion everywhere else
Why do all these OTs have so many health, financial, marital and general life problems?
Why does nobody stand up and speak for the Church against these recent media attacks?
If we’re truly being slandered, why don’t we sue somebody?
Why do the Scientology celebrities allow themselves to be ridiculed just for being Scientologists?
Why does our own website only present what sounds more like natter instead of facts against our enemies.
Why does COB hide from the media?
Why am I repeating actions that were supposed to give me “wins for life”?
Why aren’t we seeing new public streaming into our Ideal Orgs?
I think you get the idea. This list goes on and on across the Dynamics.
As a good Scientologist you have to guess the right answer to all of these without asking anyone.
If you get caught asking, you’re penalized with an enlightening Sec Check.
If you discover the ‘Right’ COS answer you’ll find yourself wanting to move up in one
of the many status games that are also being played.
My game is more fun. I like to keep our friends at OSA guessing at things like;
Is RB really a Scientologist or just an informed WOG?
Is RB a male or female?
Is RB someone who’s been declared?
Is RB more than one person?
Is RB still in????????????
Is RB someone with family still in?
Is RB someone who actually knows or knew COB?
Is RB Sea Org or ex-Sea Org. ( or OSA)
Is RB getting paid to slander?
Is RB really talking with people still in?
Again, I think you get the idea.
Anyone in or out can play this game. If you guess a right answer, RB will treat you to
Starbucks should we ever meet.
It’s really a silly game because it’s so easy to win.
Regraded Being is anyone and everyone that has seen through the lies presented by the
Church of Scientology and has spoken out. You have told you stories in books, blogs or media articles. You’ve written your poems, made your films and sung your songs depicting the abused being committed in the name of religion.
Some have told the world and some have spoken to smaller groups while some have only shared
their views with only one or a few people.
Regraded Being is every name and alias you see on Mike’s blog including the OSA trolls.
(even they see the truth and create reasons to declare otherwise)
So Wendy, I hope you enjoy playing the game and feel free to tell others
(with a smug smile) that you know who Regraded Being is, then shake their hand while
you gesture to them to keep it a secret. Shhhhhhh.
May 10, 2015 at 5:17 pm
No, *I’m* Spartacus. 🙂
May 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm
Loved your TP with haircut sign Lynn. It inspired a scene in one of the cartoons. Hope you caught it.
May 11, 2015 at 4:35 am
I can NOT begin to tell you RB how much you light up this dismal world of Scientology to all of us. You continue to amaze me every time I see your amazing work. Thank you so much for your sharing your talent. You are appreciated more than you will ever know.. Baby
May 13, 2015 at 12:14 pm
Je suis RB! Understood – and I agree if they can play with us with the “Where is Shelley?” we can play with them with the “Who is RB?” (You’re not Shelley are you?……lol)
May 9, 2015 at 6:06 am
Scientology is advertising on the mobile version of urbandictionary.com. You should see the definitions of Scientology on urbandictionary.com. 🙂
May 9, 2015 at 3:55 am
I like how many time he says “Don’t talk to me” and “Don’t bother me” really nails the persona. What a ridiculous man.
May 8, 2015 at 10:06 pm
This was so funny I actually thought it was Thursday all day LOL
May 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm
Very good again, Regarded being. Congrats.
One Point Won says
May 8, 2015 at 9:17 pm
Thank you and write on Regraded Being!
Wayne Borean aka The Mad Hatter says
May 8, 2015 at 4:56 pm
Brilliant! Just brilliant Regraded Being!
Tony DePhillips says
May 8, 2015 at 3:55 pm
This is better than South Park.
May 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm
ha ha – now that’s a compliment – and it really is!
Cindy Lou2 says
May 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm
The folks on this blog have me laughing every day and I agree!
Ronn S. says
May 8, 2015 at 3:43 pm
The only thing missing was most of them smoking cigarettes, or maybe they’ve banned that too.
May 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm
I know L Ron smoked Kools does the Current Chairman?
May 8, 2015 at 3:10 pm
A cartoon is indeed reality. Great way to get information across to all levels of readers of this blog.
Brilliant, RB–Keep it going!
The Oracle says
May 8, 2015 at 3:03 pm
“It is a telling commentary on downtown Clearwater’s desire to be known as something other than the silly make-believe navy sailor suit capital of the world that the city’s fathers found themselves relying on a famous dolphin to blunt the influence of the Church of Scientology”.
May 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm
“And since Winter is estimated to be about 9 years old, she could have as much as 20 more years of life before the aquarium would be forced to — ahem, cough, cough — find another equally handicapped dolphin to take her place in the fish tank.
And let’s all acknowledge the 800-pound Operating Thetan in the room that the massive presence of a mysterious, controversial “religious” organization in the middle of Clearwater certainly had to give many potential, deep-pocketed donors pause”.
Idle Morgue says
May 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm
I lost my coffee again! All over my screen. Thanks RB – love the truth mixed with J&Ding.
SP Browning says
May 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm
The saddest part was the reference to DM’s successful evil efforts to third party TC’s first two marriages.
TC you are probably worth over $100 million, but when you let DM do that to you, you proved that you are still an idiot.
May 8, 2015 at 2:58 pm
David Miscavige is obviously the third party in all of Tom’s affairs. The Church becomes the third party in the family, the work place. It is never “over there”. It is always right up in your bedroom. Whatever you do in your bedroom, there is an org right there under the sheets with you. Where ever you go, whatever you do, everyone from the Org is right there with you, watching you. It has become the culture of voyeurism under David Miscavige.
May 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm
Oracle, How does DM get away with this abuse day after day? No comment from him zero? I think he is in hiding and scared to death as Tory says Tick Tock.
May 8, 2015 at 2:59 pm
Spy cameras in every auditing room. They say it is so they can catch out tech after they sell you 100% standard tech.
May 9, 2015 at 1:03 am
+1 and when you catch a security guard going through your personal effects in your room at the Flag base, they tell you that he was just making sure that housekeeping is doing their job.
May 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm
titter, giggle, gefaw, belly laugh…..great job Regraded.
Rick Mycroft says
May 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm
Do they still have dorms in Hemet? I thought they moved everyone on base years ago.
Just a thought, but with a high-gain directional antenna you could paint Int with a WiFi signal from a distant hill.
May 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm
Wold not work. They would get the signal , but without a dish of their own they would not manage to send a signal back. wifi is a two way communication system 🙁
May 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm
Antenna gain applies in both directions, receiving as well as transmitting. If they could receive the access point, the access point could receive them.
Daniel Doonan says
May 8, 2015 at 9:09 pm
Passive antennas have the same transmit and receive gain, so the incoming and outgoing signals would both be boosted the same amount.
It’s usually *cheaper* to put medium-large antennas on both ends because the gain is the product of the two effective areas. But in most cases you can get the same performance with one small antenna and one really big one.
However I must advise against trying it, it would be difficult to do legally (FCC certification required, I think, although this is not my area of expertise). If done on a guerrilla basis Int would probably spot the installation and remove it within a few days, not to mention they’d report you if they figure out who did it.
May 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm
FCC certification: there are off-the-shelf antennas that are already certified, and it would use standard transmitting power. A technical end-run is to use a stock usb wifi adapter on a cable and mount it in the focus of a dish. I think the FCC is a non-issue.
For placement, the idea would be to find a neighbor that they’ve pissed off who has a spare hill and will let you use it. If they want to trespass on private property for their transmitter hunt, well…
Alternately, wear the access point during a protest outside the gates.
I’m sure the first response would be to lock up all the laptops and smart phones at Int, if there are any, so it might be a pointless stunt. Still, if someone at Int is now going to be tasked with continuously watching for rogue access points, these comments were not wasted.
John Locke says
May 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm
Rick, just put on pole on the public hwy that splits the base. Only needs to be as large as a cell phone node antenna.
May 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm
Unfortunately, anything that close would soon disappear, especially if they were watching you put in up.
I’m currently assembling a Raspberry Pi in a can with a battery pack. Plug a usb wifi adapter in the top, press a button, and in 30 seconds, I have a subversive access point with website.
Maybe it’s time for another hike through AOSH Canada…
May 9, 2015 at 10:02 am
Excellent Rick! I wanted to get a Rasberry last year for Christmas but couldn’t as they were out of stock. BTW aliexpress.com has some good integrated solar/recharge battery set ups for that “internet in a can” you are working on…
May 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm
Why not park a van with ‘Free WiFi Access for Sea Org Members’ painted on the side on the side of the highway, right by the main gate. Then watch security freak out.
Great way to make sure everyone one on base knows about the free WiFi!
May 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm
You should pull these together into a book. I’d buy it in a minute, and imagine the reaction in Hemet.
Roger Hornaday says
May 8, 2015 at 1:44 pm
Absolutely right. The Regraded Being Coffee Table Book would provide hours of enjoyment and stimulate conversation when entertaining guests. it would definitely look attractive prominently displayed in major bookstores throughout the country, in Clearwater Florida, for instance.
May 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm
If Regraded Being was to agree, we could have fake Regraded Being books all over the place faster than David LHD Miscavige can RPF the Sea Org droid that spills coffee on his pants.
May 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm
Or a calendar! A Regraded Being Desktop Calendar. Tear off a page every day.
Regraded, out of all your funny stuff, what gets me where I live is that image of Him at that huge desk with only the top of his head showing. I don’t know what it is about that but I look at it and can’t stop laughing.
Thanks so much for giving us these laughs every Friday, Regraded.
Volunteer Ministers (@VolunteerMinst) says
May 8, 2015 at 12:29 pm
ROFL! Chill EB getting his idiot ass kicked with humor again. 🙂 His rampage in twitter was highly amusing, I think I was like the 10,000th person he blocked. 🙂
May 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm
His unfriend list is expanding!
May 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Chill EB’s Unfriend list is 47x straight up and vertical!
May 9, 2015 at 1:32 am
Hmmmm… I think I need to add him to the list of Scilon celebs that have blocked me. Challenge accepted!
May 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Ya know RB, bugging a building on private property is illegal in Kalifornia. 😉
May 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm
This may have looked like a joke, but the foul mouthed adjectives were daily used by RTC Reps when asking staff to do something: you MF, you A***le, F**, and so on.
Nevertheless this was really, really funny. TKU.
May 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm
RTC Reps and other Miscavige ass-kissers and sycophants (with perhaps one exception out of the ones I had the misfortune to meet) are right up at the top of the list of the most arrogant, ill-mannered, hateful, unreal and ignorant people I have ever run into. They might be the best living proof at how off the rails the Church actually is.
May 8, 2015 at 11:14 pm
I was wondering about all the cursing. Is this to create an effect on each other because not much “effect” is created in actuality? It seems this method of addressing and speaking to each other is an attempt to fill in a rather hollow existence. It’s not really normal human interpersonal relations.
I loved it though and laughed out loud within the first two seconds!
May 9, 2015 at 7:37 am
Have you never heard SO members speaking to one another? They use language like this all the time. It’s par for the course.
May 8, 2015 at 11:42 am
May 8, 2015 at 11:16 am
“You can even imprison people and steal and lie as long as it’s beautiful for you.”
OMG Regarded, I just about wet myself with laughter over that line. I am still laughing as I write this.
May 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm
Yes…put Travolta’s recent comments in a different perspective!
May 8, 2015 at 7:12 pm
Yes, I had the same reaction. Still laughing too.
Chee Chalker says
May 8, 2015 at 10:34 am
Two thumbs up RB!
May 8, 2015 at 10:32 am
Haha.. These guys remind me of the mormons that I went to school with. Except the Mormons were a respectable cult.
May 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm
I may be the odd one out here.
I do not think of the Mormons as respectable
I think Joe Smith and Ron Hubbard had a lot in common.
The LDS church had the advantage of being formed in the early to mid 19th century.
Information was not as easily accessible or shared as it is today.
May 8, 2015 at 11:58 pm
Exactly That’s how I see it. Many were illiterate and God fearing so it has that for its size today. Joseph smith was a sociopathic sexual predator and would be in superman today. He went to the middle of nowhere for a reason,he knew what he was doing to the simple minded was evil
May 8, 2015 at 10:07 am
*Standing on chair applauding*
You are KILLIN IT, Regraded!
May 8, 2015 at 10:05 am
Hilarious stuff Regraded Being!
May 8, 2015 at 9:53 am
You are over the top RB! It’s almost like you are there!
May 8, 2015 at 9:43 am
Mike I really look forward to RB every week. Screamingly funny stuff while at the same time absolutely true. While the gravity of the situation should not be ignored, it’s also important for us to be able to laugh at this s**t too. Thanks very much! 🙂
May 8, 2015 at 9:29 am
🙂 🙂 🙂 You’ve got this shit down, Regraded. 🙂 🙂 🙂
The fowl mouths, the crazy-making think among staff, the back stabbing and then DM! That tiny piece of hair sticking up with his insane diatribe. It goes on and on. I laughed and laughed.
May 8, 2015 at 9:26 am
David Miscavige is a lot like Steinbrenner in Seinfeld. Love it!
May 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Except Steinbrenner didn’t beat people up and split up their families.
May 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Cindy, The abuse and disconnection of families that I have been reading about is terrible and I had no idea it was so extreme. It is not just a few but MANY.
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