A recent promotional item from San Francisco tells the real story of this, one of the first "ideal orgs." They are oddly proud of the fact that "just since reopening these services in September" they have completed "40 students and preclears on their next Bridge steps." They are celebrating this as an "outstanding year of Bridge progress." That is 40 completions in 5 MONTHS. 20 WEEKS. That translates into 2 courses or auditing steps a week. TWO. This is not even the level of production expected of a part-time mission. Let alone an org. Let alone an “ideal” org that should have … [Read more...]
The Time is Now! Of course, it ALWAYS is. Until tomorrow, when there is something better.... How can it be more? Last week was "everything you ever wanted"? It's really easy... Except for people who have access to the internet. Wonder if this is legal? In most states gambling is restricted Why is this Russian? Barcelona only delivers to Russians? It's the next big thing Re-do your Purif and SRD. Why? Because you can... Big Think? Ya think? None of these pix … [Read more...]
Hawaii Five-Oh Oh — A Thursday Funny
The "Task Force" to "Save the Islands!" Seriously? Save them from what? They cannot even save themselves. Hawaii has been a small and failing org for decades. And that is being kind. They actually barely exist. That's why all the other orgs have to come to their rescue. I wonder if they realize (probably nobody in Hawaii org is OT III) that this is one of the two most important locations on earth in the Xenu story (along with "Las Palmas" which is a mistake as that is the name of a city, not a volcano or even volcanic island...). According to Hubbard's theories, there … [Read more...]
The Latest Ideal Org Pitch
Recently we saw the message from the EDs of Salt Lake City "ideal" org. Today we have another slice of disaster capitalism from a couple of OT VIII commissioned salesman in San Francisco. This is of course unrealistic in the current circumstances but what good scientologist ever let a bit of planetary bullbait stop them from asking for money. A few questions spring to mind as I read this. It's an odd combination of what "should be" (taken from the LRH ED that describes an "Ideal Org") and what they claim IS. No "ideal org" is actually doing point 1. Not even slightly … [Read more...]
Free Ice Cream Apparently George is George is a whale who supports this mission. He is like the Good Humor Man... Really not looking good... Bobby Wiggins is sadly not much of an advertisement for "OT VII Super Power Completion" This their plaque? They can't even get the first name right? Such a terrible lie And they put it out every year around this time. Seriously? Now that's an offer you can't refuse... Worst photoshop ever Looks like a cardboard cutout pasted onto the … [Read more...]
The “Elite” Team Fail
One of the first "ideal orgs" was San Francisco. Dear Leader yanked its ribbon way back in November 2003. That is nearly 16 years ago now... They're still at it -- trying to get themselves to St Hill Size -- calling themselves an "elite" team. As if this makes them so. It was the same tune two years ago -- though they were a little more overt: Of course, they may STILL be the "next" org to make it to St Hill Size, because there hasn't been one in the intervening 2 years... But then, we remember this. From 2006 -- the SFO Org magazine "Gateway": And … [Read more...]
Nothing Says Chinese New Year Like….
...left-over anti-drug booklets from the church of scientology. Residual evidence that the grand plan of distributing ginormous numbers of Truth About Drugs for the Super Bowl was another Big Fail(tm). I suspect the people who gave them money for the Super Bowl distribution might be just a bit peeved... I suppose they are trying to clear some space in the SFO "ideal org" so they can fit in more copies of the "Basics," "Congresses" and "ACCs." Every org on earth has rooms full of these items when they were forced to buy them from Bridge/NEP in order to inflate the "sales figures" -- … [Read more...]
Scientology in the Bay Area — Boom or Bust?
Last week we showed you the "test center" for Mountain View Org with a "For Lease" sign on it and reported about the two vacant building in an industrial park that have sat idle for 5 years now. A few miles up the 101 is another "Ideal Org", San Francisco. It is one of the original 5 orgs that launched Miscavige's program a DECADE AGO (Tampa, Buffalo, Joburg, NY and SFO). But even before the Ideal Org hype came the Ideal Mission hype for the "celebrity" Mission of SOMA ("South of Market") -- more on the other "celebrity" missions in Wichita, Memphis and Santa Monica in another post. Izhar … [Read more...]