More and more cryptic — they actually think this somehow encourages people to give money?
They will do anything to get you there so they can milk you dry once you arrive. “Cheap flights to eternity” has a ring to it…
Dream on people. You only have orgs in 10 of the 28 states (including DC and PR)you are responsible for. And only 5 of those have ideal orgs. After 12 years you are less than 20% of the way to having an SINGLE ideal org in every state. You don’t even don’t even have an ideal org in Chicago, Boston, Philly or Detroit. And not even an org in Baltimore, Charlotte or Indianapolis. This is a typical scientology pipe dream.
They have ONE ideal org in the UK. Bought by the IAS more than a decade ago. Not a thing since. These people make Pangloss look like a pessimist.
Not like anything you have ever seen before…
Where have I heard that before? A video of Flag. Wowza.
Jackson Wyan is in town
Has anyone ever heard of him or why he is “famous”?
Watch your wallet and bank balance disappear before your very eyes…
“Act” is oddly appropriate…
Absorb the world’s confusion
If anyone claims to understand this poster, they are delusory.
Pay to be inspired
By Sheila Gaiman former Deputy Guardian Worldwide. Isn’t that special?
We are making a difference as a group
Keep on milking
They are STILL milking the gullible for this boondoggle even though it was supposed to open last week…
Seriously — beaches? You know NOBODY ever goes to Scotland for the beaches don’t you?
Not really funny…
please don't call me The Commadore says
but i’m completely in the dark
I had no idea ANDRES was now the SNR CS AOLA 🙂 He got busted from the CMO and/or are there no more CSes in PAC 🙂
I’m so degradedly shallow. All I think when I see a picture with Andres is: TD>>AR(go[Jessica]!)
Joe Pendleton says
Re: the subject you posted yesterday Mike. I read the evaluation sent to you, but have not yet read any of the comments posted. But before I get onto something else today, I wanted to post my own response for whatever interest it might elicit.
I thought the points made in the evaluation were generally correct. I would differ to a degree on some of the things said. But what I want to comment on is what I see as one of the very significant traits that develops in many Scientologists after a certain amount of time spent in a VERY authoritarian and fundamentalist religion where dissent is not allowed and lock step thinking is demanded and highly rewarded in esteem by one’s fellow members.
This post is a bit longish, but not a rant and it will end in a point made, and so I hope a reader might find it interesting and maybe enlightening.
And this is on my mind today because of an interaction I had on facebook. As a rule, I do not make political comments on facebook as it is simply a useless exercise. Not only does no one who posts political memes EVER seem to change their mind on anything or want to have a real conversation, but they post the same stuff over and over and over again to the same group of “friends.” (it’s a sort of flow zero thing and also they just want their continual same comments and memes to be acknowledged by the same usual small group of 5 – 10 people).
What I’ve noticed is that many people who leave the founder/COB worshipping cult of Scientology gravitate very quickly to a political type of cult where they once again worship a savior and degrade and demonize any opposition and argue fiercely against any dissent. (It can even be to a past savior like Thomas Jefferson and then they demonize Alexander Hamilton) Three political figures of worship to former Scientologists in the recent past have usually been Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. I usually try to stay on travel, comedy, movies and sports on facebook, but something “set me off” today and I just got kind of incensed over some “trump insults” so commented on a friends’ Trump post. This friend usually posts about 30 Trump posts a week insulting various other persons and promoting his man and usually gets the “right on brother” comments from his loyal following.
So rather than get involved in any personal attacks or actual political discussions (which are really impossible on facebook) I went for comedy. I posted a MAD magazine cover about Trump and did a little shtick making fun of Trump himself and hit the ridicule button (which of course I felt was quite appropriate as Trump himself ridicules people, usually his opponents, in every speech.
AND MY FRIEND WENT LOOPY … this is a relatively new friend and former Scientologist, OT5, and someone who has posted on websites including this one. He started attacking me personally, saying I needed either “a session or a lobotomy”, calling me both 1.1 and covert and on and on and on. I made the point that I never mentioned HIM or insulted HIM at all. He claimed that … get this … by insulting a man he respected, I was also ridiculing him, my friend. After many many insults thrown my way, which I will not repeat here, I went for the peace pipe, but my friend’s “last word” on this subject was that I was free to post my OWN comments about Trump and he wouldn’t comment on then but that I was NOT o post any negative comments on HIS adoring Trump posts.
So, you see? There is no dissent. And I am usually a very respectful guy who LOVES a friendly and respectful disagreement on any subject. I have friends of all stripes. But with this “ex”, I was “counter intention.” Now I am not even giving you the full flavor of this exchange, believe me. And it certainly looks like my budding friendship with this guy is over. I have had other almost violent reactions to any negative comments made in the past about Ron Paul by the way, who is considered by many ex Scientologists as RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING HE SAYS! (again, the infallibility as with LRH).
You get what is happening here? Many people leave Scientology, but … THERE IS STILL THE ADULATION. THERE IS STILL THE TRUE BELIEVER. THERE IS STILL ONLY ONE VIEWPOINT. THERE IS STILL THE SAVIOR. THERE IS STILL THE EXTRME INTOLERANCE AND REFUSAL TO COMMUNICATE. THERE IS STILL THE SHUNNING.
These are many of the traits that have sunk any type of spread of Scientology. People who want those things in religion ALREADY HAVE A FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGION. Those of us who got into Scientology back in the day wanted something else. And those who FOUND THEIR FUNDAMENTALISM IN SCIENTOLOGY AND ENJOYED THAT ASPECT HAVE FOUND IT SOMEWHERE ELSE. Their craving for these things does not end with their leaving. Unfortunately this is the history of much of religion on Earth and LRH and Scientology fell into the same traps.
Since I’m doing a truly hellacious amount of booking flights on my computer these days, I decided to do a little fact-checking on those prices to fly to the SS Mesothelioma. And surprise, surprise, they’re lying.
First of all, let’s do that direct flight from Toronto to Barbados, shall we? They state it will cost $375. First of all, there’s only one airline that does Toronto-to-Bridgetown non-stop, and that’s Air Canada. So I went to Air Canada’s website. The cheapest fare is if you leave on a Tuesday or Wednesday and come back on a Wednesday, which makes for the most fucked-up va-cay imaginable. Total round-trip fare: $514. That’s Canadian dollars, by the way; in US dollars, it’s $397. Still not $375, Scilons.
Now let’s try New York, one stop, for $350 round-trip. Head to Expedia, set it for all NYC airports, leave on a Tuesday, come back the following Wednesday (just like the Air Canada flights). The cheapest is actually JetBlue out of LaGuardia at $275, but this involves a layover in Fort Lauderdale. A minimum layover, mind you, of eight hours. American offers you flights from JFK or LaGuardia to Miami and onward for $340, but you still have to fly American. And your connecting flight from Miami to Bridgetown lands at 10PM. Delta is at $342, but guess where your layover is. Yes, of course it’s Hartsfield. And you’re still screwed with connections, since no matter how you get to Atlanta, you will still arrive in Barbados at 9PM. Aha, but what’s this? JetBlue has one flight direct each day, and it’s $348. So what they lied about here was the “one stop”. You can go direct for that $350.
So we know American flies from Miami to Barbados direct. Let’s see if that flight is $265, shall we? Nope, $224. That’s the one flight a day that goes non-stop from Miami to Barbados. And if you decide to avoid MIA and go from Fort Lauderdale, JetBlue will only charge you $144. Where the hell did they pull the $265 figure from?
LA, one stop, $530. Let’s see, shall we? American and Delta, with the same connections through Miami and Atlanta respectively, will run you $584. JetBlue, going through Fort Lauderdale, will only cost you $473.
So, out of the four prices, they’re only in the ballpark with one of them, and on that one, they failed to notice a direct flight instead of their one-stop option. Yes, I will leave open the possibility that they created this bumf before the recent drop in air prices due to the oil price crash. It doesn’t explain why some of their fares are lower than the actual fares, and that still leaves them the responsibility to update it when circumstances change. It took me five minutes with Expedia to come up with correct figures. Tell me there isn’t a Sea Borg who doesn’t have five minutes to spare to go to one website.
By the way, all of the options for Chicago to Barbados are thoroughly fucked up, so I’m not going. Well, that and the fact that sodomy can still be punished with 25 years at hard labor in Barbados.
Back the bus up. I thought this meant that they’ve (the Sci travel agency) had contracts to provide airfares at the rates shown. So you contact them and they will book you on one of their flights, which gives them a little price break because they are purchasing tickets in groups. I could be mistaken.
They didn’t say it was through a Sci travel agency, though. If it is, then you get a little bit of a break coming out of Toronto and a decent one out of LA (unless you’re flying JetBlue). But you’re still getting overcharged on the other routes. The point is that they’re not being accurate.
And what “group” rates? They couldn’t pull together a “group” that would fill up a decent sized men’s room to fly to the Failboat.
My thoughts. The AOLA seminar is in direct response to the end disconnection Campaign.
absorb the worlds confusion into single [false] stable datum. If you confuse someone they are ready for hypnosis.
Golden humanitarian because LRH never got his teeth handled, Why should I? And before you think am pointing fun at the lady having very crooked teeth can result several health issues including head aches.
Mary Smith says
I thought the same thing about the lady–use the money on a dentist instead.
People should disconnect from Scientology!
The first one hit my mind. Promise to Ron X3 (whatever that means) They do not say anything themselves but Ron’s words. So sad they don’t know how or not allowed to communicate, Hah!
Or the organization didn’t like it and censors/omits it.
my dream is a big, blue demolished church in California,
as a celebration party after the funeral…
Barbara Rubio is doing her Class IV Gat II Internship!
Not THE Barbara Rubio!
WOW! INCREDIBLE NEWS!
Now that was worth the price of admission.
Willie AKA Good Old Boy says
OH Man am I glad I’m not doing what Barbara Rubio is doing! Kiss the ground praise Alla Happy! God she looks like she had one to many. I was in the RPF with her and thought she was a real cool chick now I just feel sorry for her.
Exactly what I feel, “…glad I’m not ding what Barbara Rubio is doing!”
I feel sorry for them all. Oh, boy, I’d love to be a fly on the wall when all these poor and unsuspecting people learn that what they’re not allowed to look at on the internet is exactly what they SHOULD have looked at!
I find it repulsive to read the gushing flyers and the “happy” smiles on the deluded. I have to skim past it all.
Then there’re the vague, “I know we’re making a difference”… speeches. No one says exactly what the difference is. They all just copy one another, like the robots they’ve become. It’s sickening and the worst of it is, I can no longer feel sorry for them. It’s gone on so long, surely, surely, they can’t be that dumb. Now, I’ve resorted to nastiness…
blue moon says
I do so admire that resolve, Dawn, to retain dignity in the face of such overt injustice.
And now our reward for spreading the truth
– about the nature of this predatory fake-church.
We get to watch it burn.
News, TV and web commentaries, and documentary movies never gave me more pleasure. Bonfires never were more beautiful. It was a long, painful road –
feeling like I was the only one who knew about the man behind the curtain, claiming to hold the key to salvation.
Still a far cry from justice, but EACH DAY THAT PASSES NOW means more dollars spent defending themselves for their long history of crimes, each day represents fewer members. David Miscavige can get as mad as he likes; he deludes himself into thinking it makes some kind of difference – for himself or his soul-less house of cards.
For some time now, more cash is being spent than is coming in… this unsustainable equation is the new definition of Scientology results. Look at these pathetic orgs. Let’s call that one “Ideal”. Let’s call our [very] young practitioners victims, their parents evil. Meanwhile, the truth keeps pouring out…
As it is.
Burn baby burn.
The day is coming where David just runs out of executives to throw into the hole,
and the money to pay his lawyers. He believes his resources are unlimited. I believe he is once again… wrong.
I believe there are lawyers on our side of the fence, too, willing to drain the coffers dry – – once and for all.
Nada Jurisich-Fontana says
Feel the same- poor Barbara Rubio- wasting her one life!
Barbara Rubio on Gat II Class IV Internship at Pasadena Org…? I just threw up a little in my mouth.
I know! It’s disgusting!
Well, you could possibly twin with her on it.
WhatWhenAllWho, just Bitch Slap her instead.
Old Surfer Dude says
Mary, Bitch Slapping has always worked for me…..
Xenu's Son says
Poor Barbara Rube eh I mean Rubio.
She looks as cheerful about her accomplishment as that american journalist who was photographed after they finally confessed to the North Korean authorities about her subversive plot to undermine Dear Leader.
She was probably persuaded to come to the org at gunpoint.
Her writeup in http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/b/barbara-rubio. shows why.
CLASS VII COURSE Source 3 1976-04-01
Barbara Rubio CLASS VIII Source 5 1976-08-01
Barbara Rubio CLASS VI C/S Source 6 1976-10-01
Barbara Rubio EXPANDED DIANETICS INTERNSHIP Source 7 1978-12-01
Barbara Rubio HUBBARD PROFESSIONAL METERING COURSE Auditor 268 1997-07-01
Barbara Rubio SHSBC CERTAINTY COURSES Auditor 290 2000-12-01
Xenu's Son says
Kevin Wilson from Sterling has lots of time to talk about expansion these days.
His own company sterling probably contracted staffwise by about 90% in the last years.Even more than the Pasadena and Santa Barbara org where he likes to give his expansion talks.
Oops another staff member just left after GAPS 1(Golden Age of Potty Surveillance)
” I got away after she set up the cameras to watch when employees went to the bathroom”.glassdoor.com sterling management
Your minions at the Hollywood Test Center have resorted to going to the corner of Hollywood and Highland, thinking that somehow they might drag a victim one full city block all the way back to the Test Center.
By the way, did Jackson Wyan ever do a Cram on the horrendously failed reg cycle at Starbucks in Studio City with a young starlet in full public view?
“We absorb the world’s confusion on one stable datum.”
Well… Hubbard does seem to have somehow absorbed a great deal of the world’s confusion. The problem is that he spewed it back in book form, more confused than ever.
their one stable datum is very workable…”OBEY THE MIDGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Old Surfer Dude says
Yeah, Hubbard absorbed alright. That’s why he was obese (possibly morbidly). He never got “Food Tech” down…
That is such an excellent point, actually.
For all his super-knowledge, his powers, those famous cognitive abilities, …the man who singles himself out as THE SOURCE responsible for the single most important spiritual advancement in the history of mankind, and beyond, … still this list of archived achievement is incomplete…
you would think he would have quit smoking, for one thing.
But then there’s that nagging obesity and the fact that he never quite got the hang of oral hygiene.
This would be funny,
except no word spoken here is any exaggeration – to his own claims. Thanks again, OSD.
Old Surfer Dude says
Well, thanks for YOUR post! Hubbard was never, ever in good health. So much for Super Pooper Powers….
Xenu's Son says
22 dupes including the cookie monster proclaim that a shoulder by shoulder effort will clear the universe.
Seems the universe is clearing itself of them.
Maybe what it takes is an effort to cry on each others shoulder to clear their thinking.
EP:The newly discovered 57th perception:The ability to find the nearest exit.
ed kette says
Yo Lynn Hinshan,
If you were a real humanitarian, instead of donating to the scam, better donate an orthodontic treatment for the female staff, and all of us would be smiling!
Betty Bubble Butt says
You just won a non-stop, no-delay ticket directly to Rehabilitation, dear ed.
Staff maintenance would cost the church several un-budgeted dollars and your idea threatens what this church cares about first and foremost…the bottom line.
Dan Koon, I hope you see my comment. I”ve seen you post a few times so I know you read Mike’s blog. I am very glad you teamed up with Ron Miscavige to write the book, “Ruthless.” I am about 3/4 of the way through it and was wondering why you didn’t put in the incident where David M hit his pc in session when he was auditing on his Internship? That is a crucial incident that should have been reported IMHO. Why was it not included in the book? Even if Ron didn’t see it happen first hand he could have reported that others knew of it and what was done to hush it up, even if it made Ron look bad for possibly being part of the cover up. He was so forthcoming about his slip ups with hitting his wife, that surely any part in a possible coverup would be far less damaging to him. I’m just so bewildered as to why Ron didn’t put in the hitting his pc thing in the book? What light can you shed for us on that editorial decision?
Mike Rinder says
Not sure why you feel this is so important. Obviously it is greatly significant to you but clearly was not to Ron. Or he didn’t know about it. Or it didn’t happen as it has been reported. Who knows. But I don’t think it’s that important. Mike
I’ve read on other sites that Dan reported that Ron said it never happened.
Dan Locke says
Barbara Rubio looks like she’s thinking “I’ve had about all I can take of this bullshit, but I think I’ll hang in there ONE MORE DAY in the hopes that I see some small inkling of common sense in the world of Scientology management.”
But, the trouble is, she looked the same way thirty years ago, and I think she’s gone to bed every night since thinking something like, “well, not today, but maybe tomorrow…”
A jaded optimist. Anyone still in after such a long time is just that. One might think those two words to be mutually exclusive, but I think that’s the general attitude of everyone who remains in after such a number of years, even including the OSA people who regularly review this blog and our commenting.
I’m not a sentimental guy. But this just about makes me cry.
One other senior tech terminal I know said something very close to those words just after he left the Co$. Just kept hoping that these idiot admin people would get sacked so the B.S. would stop for a while.
How ya doin Dan?
Xenu's Son says
In another galaxy a long long time ago I respected the cs.I mean a lot. Probably because I had to pay so much for the auditing. Or maybe because they looked wise and never talked because they always sat in their Ivory Tower figuring out what was wrong with me.
Now thanks to senior cs AOLA Andres Rodriguez I can now attest to “Truth revealed”
Truth revealed ; Scientology always lies.
On a secretly recorded video of a briefing Alex sternly asserts: “All the “garbage” about Scientology in the media is actually driving people to join Scientology more than ever before! LA org is and how there are 700 people being walked through that organization every single day! (sic)” http://tonyortega.org/2015/05/04/more-from-a-secretly-recorded-executive-griping-about-scientologys-sad-state-of-affairs/
On their podcast about scientology journalists Ros and Carrie say they were the only students on course at LA org. (https://whyweprotest.net/threads/podcast-oh-no-ross-and-carrie-audit-scientology.131135/)entertainers
The reviews of these “700” people on Yelp describe being dragged into La mOrg more like stumbling into some creepy strip joint. You know one of those places where the dancers keep on pushing the johns for champagne (www.yelp.com/biz/church-of-scientology-of-los-angeles-los-angeles)
Rescue Dog says
Scientology ALWAYS LIES,
– most especially about itself –
and truer words have never been spoken.
In the real Universe,
the closest thing to Total Freedom for a scientologist –
is escaping the Church of Scientology.
“When you can your own best audience and when your applause is the best applause you know of,…” You really should get out of your mothers basement more often. I guess some narcissists need help in achieving narcissisthood. Oh, that is the goal of $cientology, isn’t it?
+ 2 for the Pangloss reference….
Golden Dawn?? Wasn’t that one of those ‘cults’ where everyone killed themselves?
Sheila Gaiman and ‘raw public’ ?? How long do you have loofah a public to make them ‘raw’? Is that a touch assist that went bad?
“How to stay Level-Headed in an enturbulated environment” Never leave the house, except to come to a $cieno event. Really, never leave or turn on the TV or surf the internet. This ‘course’ is going to be pushed so hard in the years to come.
Battle Creek, Michigan has only 20 shepple?? My ass will be ‘ideal’ long before BC is. All in all, this group of funnies has been good for lots of shits and giggles. Good job to all who made it possible.
“Golden Dawn” isn’t a suicide cult, ze. It’s even better than that:
In other words, Crowley’s inspiration. And this bunch of clueless individuals don’t even know it.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Espiando, In 1989 when I was hanging around my hometown in Boston, Mass dodging the Boston GO & trying to keep it together,my late Dad was a member of The Athaneum Libray there.An amazing book space and I found alot of first editions about and concerning The Hermetic Order Or The Golden Dawn.Read them all too,but halfway through I started feeling as if Ron was leaning over my shoulder.Not to mention the whole structure of the cult started morphing into my last years in Sea Org.I had very creepy dreams that night! Always felt there had to be some connection with Crowly Parsons Ron and the development of his cult plus Sea Org & now OSA.
You know years ago at Asho was a small room with the back wall painted light blue and a huge antique gold SO symbol on the wall.We were not allowed to use the space very often, but one briefing Asho F was shown the mock up in book form of what I believe were to become the start up prototype videos which would be done at Gold Base.If I am wrong y’all please let me know.Anyway one of the drawings affected me it shows a female SOer in full uniform opening a door through which rays of sunlight shone out.The caption was The Sea Org- The Home of the Golden Dawn.Had to clay demo the briefing too. Just recalled this one.Whew so so happy I escaped.xo always, Ann B.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Espiando, Edit Ann 1979-1980.when I was hanging around Beantown.
Lee Collins says
Scots humor,i love these,where is this beach? Ive lived here all my life and ive never seen anything like that,we do have some really nice beaches though but no one is coming here for that,they come for the culture,the history,the castle,thie highlands and the legends of course
Its funny i saw a friend of mine recently that i had not seen for a very long time handing out flyers outdie a hubbard centre in edinburgh,i had no idea scientology was active in scotland
Wow. Barbara Rubio, a very seasoned, Class VIII, that knows better, doing her Class IV Internship at Pasadena Org. Talk about a sell-out. An Edmund Burke quote comes to mind: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Welcome to the “triumph of evil” club, Barbara.
When do people like you, Barbara, grow a backbone? People like Mike Rinder and many other whisteblowers have already done the heavy lifting and reduced david miscavige to a paper tiger. Stand up and be counted and do your part to end this reign of a tyrant.
Bruce ( The "Never in") says
The Columbus Org flyer with the guy on the motorcycle…see the person wearing a goofy/creepy mask on the right side? I guess “what it takes” is Anonymity?
Regarding Sheila Gaiman and her magic dissemination program…
She’s not the first to make such a claim. What has always baffled me is – Why don’t THEY do it?
Just demonstrate to the world how it is done and reap the rewards. She could become a Power FSM after one event!
And remember this gem…”What caused the affluence is capable of causing it again”
Knock yourself out
Martin Padfield says
I guess there are many reasons Sheila doesn’t practice what she preaches. Firstly she’s knocking on a bit, maybe in her 80s by now? She lost her husband to a heart attack that reportedly happened (this from reliable source) at Flag during or just after a Reg interview a few years back – 2009 I believe. Dave “let him die” sent over some handlers to “help” Sheila through the grief. In other words to make sure she didn’t talk to anyone about what actually happened. Secondly her own son Neil got the memo many years ago and slipped quietly away (lots of info about this on Tony’s blog). Thirdly like just about everyone I ever spoke to while “in” about disseminating – they don’t actually believe what they are saying – which to put it in Scientologese – means they are on a continuous withhold when disseminating. Whenever I contemplated bringing in trusted friends or family to St Hill I would hit a mental brick wall of “I don’t actually want to inflict this experience on them”. Fourthly, it’s a darn sight easier to lecture others about what to do than actually do it yourself – and who knows she may be hoping to earn some brownie points at Flag to “do OT IX and X”. Sheila is a charming woman who wears that hang-dog gritted teeth expression of so many old timers, just as a Dan Locke mentioned above regarding Barbara Rubio.
A random word generator would be more comprehensible than the word salad they’re dishing up.
Regarding Jackson Wyan…
Isn’t it funny that all of these “world famous”, “internationally renown” experts and “celebs” pushed by the church have fuck-all internet presence?
“…the Golden Age of Tech Phase II just as LRH researched.”
From the grave?
Mike Wynski says
Does it really matter statpush? El Con didn’t do any real research when he was alive…
In one word, Mike: Delusional. They are truly in another universe, one where all dreams and wishes come true, as long as one follows the party line. Waking up? Unlikely.
” We can absorb the worlds confusion on one stable datum.”
Really El Con? And what would that be?
1) Dave’s the man to git the job done.
2) Dave’s got our back. (mostly via his hand in your back pocket)
3) We could go on but let’s not!
I only got as far as Ann Roelens’ letter, where she states:
“Apart from that there is also the Golden Dawn service which is a paid service that can be delivered by any Scientologist who has done the Golden Dawn course. (A 4 1/2 day course at 8 hrs a day). The delivery of this service is very simple – almost as simple as putting in the CD and push ‘play’. It’s very rewarding.”
This illustrates pretty much everything that is wrong with Scn and how out-of-touch they are with the world at-large. Somehow, putting in a CD and pressing the Play button is viewed as “delivering” a valuable paid service. Not only that, but it’s REWARDING.
Where’s the human interaction, the engagement with the public? No effort, no worries, just kick back and relax and watch the public flood in. Why even a robot could do this…err.
This feels like an extension of DM’s wildly successful FART displays.
I did my time in Div 6 and know for a fact that it takes human kindness and caring and REAL one-on-one communication to help someone in life (whether it be Scn or something else). It takes time, and skill, and a genuine intention to help your fellow man.
Today’s church has purged itself of anyone possessing these qualities.
Those poor people attending the Atlanta opening don’t get even a day to enjoy their accomplishments! No, they have a fundraiser. Sad.
Barbara Rubio was at ASHO when I was there in the 70s. I’m sure she knows how far down the tone scale the cult has gone since those good old days. Maybe that is why she does not look at all pleased with her new Gag II training lineup!
I’d estimate that Barbara is about one sec check away from blowing your kool aide stand good buddy.
Have Julian call her in and get it over with.
Roger From Switzerland Thought says
A question to the People reading here.
What does this sentence from LRH mean for you ? What do you think about it ?
„ When you can be your best audience and when your applause ist the best you know of, you’re in good shape.“
It’s all about you, baby.
Although, if you’re your own best audience, you may also have some hallucinations going on as well.
Roger From Switzerland Thought says
Cultivating narcinism ?
I used to like those aqnd when I look at them now I just think WTF ?
Old Surfer Dude says
Wow! Where do I start. “VERIOUS projects have arrived…” I’m just wondering, do any of these VERIOUS projects have to to with grammar? Or…is the attitude of the cult, “Hey, we don’t need no stickin’ grammar.
Barbara Rubio, I suspect, took a Quaalude before having her picture taken. Wake up, Barbara, wake up! It’s important that you seem normal. Maybe go sleep it off….
Doug Sprinkle says
OSD can you give me the one stable datum that would remove all my confusion about getting up consistently on the surfboard? If we can remove the entire world’s confusion, this should be simple.
Old Surfer Dude says
Dr. OSD at your service, Doug. One of things that really helps is very strong abs. Keep your knees on the board and put your hands just under your shoulders. When you push yourself up, bring your feet underneath you. Keep squatting on the board and then slowly rise up. Sometimes, when it’s kind of big and I take off late, I pop up automatically. Taking off late will do that for you! Hope this helps, Doug. Practice on your floor…
Doug Sprinkle says
Thanks OSD, but I counted about 7 stable datum there.
Seriously!!! Education is not their top priority! Spelling 123.
Also, for me the Funny that stuck out was the seminar which teaches the “faithful” how to keep their head stuck in a hole in the ground. Unbelievable!
Kevin Wilson: Colonel Klink sans monocle
I was on Amazon and found a CD set of The Way to Happiness. It is actually pretty good but clearly nothing that is said on it is followed by COS. I was never a Scientologist but I can actually see the hook in this, If someone did not know that this was not in any form or fashion the way things are really done, it would be something I would be drawn in by.
Thanks to this blog, Chris Shelton, ToriMagoo44, Marc Headley, Marty Rathbun, Tony Oretega and others, I know this CD is in the category of FICTION. I found myself laughing as I listened.
Ann B Watson says
Hi Mike, One of my favorite Thursday mornings! Thank you for all you continuously do.I still cannot wrap my head around watching movies while in CF.In my ancient SO days,that would never have been allowed.Then CFing was no party,if your sector for that day was not perfectly gone through and tided up,you stayed in CF until you had done it correctly.Yes I about lived there because I kept mixing up zip codes etc and I had to keep going to word clear Central Files and you.Why CF should be loved…Laughter, xo Ann B.
Leslie Bates says
Um Mike? Have you seen the scene in the Kentucky Fried Movie where the captured CIA officer is begging to be sent anywhere but Detroit?
Mike Wynski says
I see stupid people…
Old Surfer Dude says
I see stupid and idiotic people….
please don't call me The Commadore says
but i’m completely in the dark