Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Daily Mail UK Runs with the Debbie Cook Story.

Tribute to Anon Sparrow!

Not if your dying Sylvia:

Sadly Anon Sparrow can no longer protest in Washington DC or Clearwater Florida, he did an awesome job, too good a job, he stopped "raw meat" going in the shop. The Scientologists didn't like that,too many questions about Lisa McPherson, Heber Jentzsch and Shelly Miscavige.

Anon Sparrow pressing buttons, since 2008. Good on ya!

Mainstream Funding in New Zealand for Scientology.

Paul Schofield talks on New Zealand Radio, along with Mike Ferris of Scientology.Mike says of Paul, "most things he talks about Scientology are sinister these days", Your damn right Mr. Ferris, they are.

I recommend downloading the mp3, I could not  access the talk from the main program.

Another PR Crisis for Scientology.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Scientology Head - Debbie Cook Under Fire

Miscavige Shown to be a Liar by own Atterneys.

Scientology applying for Religious Status in Mexico.

Scientologists in Mexico applied to the Secretariat of the Interior (Secretariat of Governance) on December 12, 2011 for registration as a religious association. If they do not obtain it, they will claim discrimination.

Translation of a Spanish article posted on Feb. 25, 2012 on the website of the Mexican daily El Diario:
Solicitan cienciólogos otra vez ser registrados como iglesia
Scientologists again applying to be registered as a church

by Verónica Sánchez
Agencia Reforma
February 25, 2012

Mexico City — With an 80-kilo dossier [NOTE: the second article below says 8, not 80], the Church of Scientology in Mexico is for a second time seeking registration as a religious association. Its earlier application in 1999 was not granted.

With the approval of their leaders, church members last December 12 presented to the Directorate of Religious Associations of the Secretariat of the Interior more than 1,700 pages of attestations to its activity in Mexico since the 1960s.

Luis González, director of Community Programs Support for the church, says that, at the time of the first application, the authorities argued that the church did not meet the requirement of having well-known roots, in other words a presence of five years in Mexico. Accordingly, the Directorate administratively withdrew the application and the case was closed.

González says that the church had provided statements from its members, but then requests began for statements from outside persons, from officials, notaries, etc.

"The requirements reached such a point that we had to put the application dossier on wheels."

To avoid the same outcome, González explains that the new dossier contains 200 statements from neighbors and workers in businesses located near Scientology's temples, from notaries who certify the actions that Scientologists have performed, as well as from officials with whom Scientologists have worked on charitable projects.

Due to the weight of the 13 folders, González says they had to be transported from the Scientology temple at the corner of Balderas and Juárez to the government offices at Paseo de la Reforma in a file cabinet to which wheels were added.

"It is clear in our conscience that, if registration is denied, it is solely because of discrimination. There wouldn't be any doubt for us, this is not because of the law.

"This is an issue of equity. Ultimately, it's about the workings of a secular state. Either we are all equal, or we are not," contends González.

González points out that Mexico is the Spanish-speaking country that has the highest number of Scientologists, a total of 5,300, but is paradoxically the only one where Scientology is not recognized as a religious association. He explains that the only reason for which registration is being sought is to comply with national regulations in this area and because Scientology's own members have requested it.

"It is part of our belief to know that we follow the rules and norms of a country. We are in 167 countries and the rules are very different in each country," says González.

Roberto Blancarte, director of the Center for Sociological Studies of El Colegio de México, says it is not customary for so many preconditions to be required of a church.

"There certainly has been more required from them than from others, so there is some fear they won't be treated equitably or justly," notes Blancarte.

According to the Law on Religious Associations, to obtain registration, the church must also prove that it has endeavored for the practice and propagation of a doctrine, that it has sufficient resources to devote to its purpose, and that it possesses internal statutes.

Blancarte mentions that, once the registration process begins, the Directorate of Religious Associations analyzes the submitted documentation but does not specify a time limit for its response.

When the Directorate lacks information, it notifies the organization and gives it three months to comply.

Translation of a Spanish article posted on February 23, 2012 on the website of the weekly Mexican magazine Milenio:
Cienciología solicita registro con 8 kilos de documentos
Group wants to avoid second denial

Scientology seeks registration with 8 kilos of documents

by Eugenia Jiménez
February 23, 2012

Scientology has for the second time applied to the Secretariat of the Interior for registration to become a religious association. Approximately 8 kilos of information were submitted to avoid having the request turned down because of a lacking document.

On December 12 of last year, church members delivered various letters in which they explain the work they've done together with the Federal Attorney General's Office in prevention programs against drug use, along with testimonials from neighbors and businesses near Scientology temples to demonstrate that Scientology has well-known roots in the community.

Ana Rosa Lugo and Luis González, two of the church's leaders, announced that the certified documentation has been delivered, with the signatures of public notaries who validated public religious activities and exhibitions about the meaning of Scientology.

The dossier consists of more than 200 statements from neighbors who provided visual testimony and are not members of the church, but work in nearby businesses.

Scientology's first application to become a religious association was filed in 1998, but the Secretariat of the Interior denied it in 1999 because it was not proven that Scientology has well-known roots among the population, even though this group has existed in Mexico since 1960.

For the 1998 registration request, only statements from Scientologists were provided to the Secretariat of the Interior, and the Secretariat explained that this was not valid. This time, neighbors were sought out and their statements were made before a notary. Documents from the boroughs of the Federal District were also submitted.

Ever since the year in which the denial of registration occurred, the leaders of the church have held meetings with the Directorate of Religious Affairs to find out the causes that led to the refusal of status as a religious association.

The process has taken 14 years, but during that time, the authorities have been given reports about what the activities of the church are.

It is "awkward not being registered like other churches, because both they and our parishioners have been asking us why the church doesn't have the registration," explains Luis González.

Scientology is currently present at the national level and its facilities are located in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. It has 5 thousand followers.

Thanks to mnql1 on OCMB. 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Will these people never learn?

Will these people never learn, they have just recently been taken to court for fraud and practicing medicine without a license, see here: and yet they continue again and again to carry on as LRH commanded 'Keep Scientology Working' and the rest of the world lets them get on with on with it. They (the scientologists) have proved beyond a doubt they are above the law, they have been at it for 60 years and have gotten away with murder. Please don't let them continue, sign the petition here in this post: Petition signing appears to fall on deaf ears, don't let this one.
The scientologists at work in Paris:,c9224590

Department of Justice: Hold David Miscavige Accountable for His Crimes

Scientology and Scandal with Mark Ebner.

Get your TRs in.

Enough to put you off teddy bears for life, not to mention serpents.

Scientology and the Occult.

Tony Ortega's article on Scientology and the Occult.

For more on Scientology and the Occult go here:

Talk Radio KHOW - Wollersheim and Rathbun

Lawrence Wollersheim phones in after Marty's toasting:telling his story.8am segment.

Marty Rathbun gets a toasting:

and now on video:
and here's what all the fuss is about:Body Thetans!

Previous KHOW radio shows include one of my favorite Scientology critics Arnie Lerma:

Also, more radio on Lermanet, including Michael Tilse, Larry Brennan and much more.

The "Reverend" Heber Jentzsch nailed by Phil Donahue:

Kendra Wiseman on KHOW Radio: 

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Paulien Lombard Is a Spyentologist.

Paulien Lombard Is a Spyentologist
A former spy for Scientology came clean on abuses. Now, she says, the church is chasing her

Friday, Feb 24 2012
Early-morning meetings of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors aren't exactly known for fireworks. On the agenda of the July 26, 2011, gathering, for example, was the pressing question of whether the county's dispatch system for medical-aid calls needed upgrading. So audience members might have been half-asleep during the public-comment period, when a slender, middle-aged woman with graying hair, black slacks and a light-purple blouse calmly walked to the podium and explained how, as a trusted, longtime member of the Church of Scientology, she had recently engaged in a spying operation directed at local critics of the church, including a man from Lake Elsinore who'd been protesting the church's so-called "Gold Base" in Hemet, as well as a Laguna Beach woman who'd been picketing in front of the church's massive blue building on Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles.

Then she turned her attention to Supervisor Jeff Stone, whom she claimed had close, personal friends in the church.

Much more in the article. Thank you to the person who provided the tip about this article.

The above two videos are Paulien lombards address to the Riverside County board of Supervisors.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Translation of a French article posted on Feb. 22, 2012 on the website of the weekly Swiss magazine L'illustré:


Photo caption: When Geneva native Valeska Paris was 19, she worked
as a waitress in one of the Freewind's restaurants. In this photo, Valeska
is with the cult's spokesperson. The poster in the background is of
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.



By convicting Scientology of organised fraud early in February, the Paris court of appeal indirectly sent a strong signal to 34-year-old Valeska Paris, a former Scientology member who now lives in Sydney. She was held against her will beginning at the age of 18 on the "Freewinds", the pride of the Scientology fleet. It was an odyssey to the edge of madness.

by Blaise Calame
February 22, 2012

"I was subjected to brainwashing for the first 29 years of my life. I had to readapt myself to the world. Women of my age had an adolescence and they've had romances. Not me." The story of Valeska Paris, a 34-year-old Genevan woman, is chilling. She was caught in a trap by Scientology long before the age of reason and today she is trying to rebuild her life in Sydney, where she works in event management.

Valeska was born in Meyrin (Canton of Geneva) on December 12, 1977. "I remember that we lived near the French border," she says, during a telephone interview. Jean-François Paris, her father is French, and Arianne, her mother, Swiss. The couple had three children, Valeska being the eldest. Her sister Melissa was born in 1979 and her brother Raphaël in 1982. They were a Scientology family.

The Genevan childhood of the Paris siblings came to an end with the divorce of their parents. Valeska was only 6 years old. The father, who obtained custody of the children, joined the Sea Organisation, a sort of Scientology elite, in East Grinstead, England.

The children were boarded in the Cadet Organisation, where education consists chiefly of scrubbing floors and cleaning toilets. According to Scientology, every human being has lived thousands of lives over the centuries; a person's spirit, called a "thetan", is imbued with that experience. A child is thus a synthesis of multiple prior existences. Scientology is not for people who don't take such things seriously.


Although they were divorced, both parents remained inside the cult. Valeska's mother, Arianne, remarried a Frenchman, Albert Jaquier, a former scrap metal dealer who built up a veritable fortune that he soon dilapidated by spending it on Scientology, before committing suicide in December 1994. The indifference and contempt displayed by the cult drove his widow to denounce the nefarious organisation on the TF1 television channel, a move that cost her children dearly. For Scientologists, Valeska's mother had become a pariah, or a "suppressive person". That year, Valeska saw her mother for the last time in what turned out to be a very long time. At age 14, Valeska was forced to sign a contract binding her to the cult "for a billion years" (sic)!

Valeska was transferred to the Flag Land Base, the headquarters of the Sea Org, in Clearwater, Florida, where she was assigned to serve Scientology's leader, David Miscavige, an American.

In September 1996, when Valeska was 18, Miscavige sent her to his flagship, the Freewinds, which cruises the Caribbean. "They woke me up one morning and I left," she says, "for what was supposed to be two weeks ..." She remained on the ship twelve years, unable to contact her family and with no visits allowed.

"The first time I went aboard," says she, "I hated it. I immediately wanted to leave, but my passport had been confiscated and we were under surveillance twenty-four hours a day. It was impossible to escape. I gave up." Any form of misconduct was severely punished. The engine room, with its noisy furnace, served as a jail cell, and Valeska Paris often found herself confined there ...

The most advanced Scientologists visit the ship for a spiritual training session called "Operating Thetan Level 8" or OT VIII - a course that costs $8,000. Every month of June, there is a Maiden Voyage, an annual commemorative cruise, that attracts flocks of followers. Valeska Paris remembers, in particular, a surreal visit by Tom Cruise (see sidebar).


On May 9, 1998, Valeska married Roberto Toppi, a member of the Italian Sea Org, but he turned into a real ghost. "During seven years of marriage, we spent less than ten months together," sighs Valeska. Their divorce took place in 2005.

On the Freewinds, the Genevan was exploited for 50 dollars a week. She began in 1996 as a waitress. Six years later, she became an auditor and an instructor. "I was stuck in a trap," she says. "That was the only life I knew. I was taught that Scientology was the only answer and I had no reason to doubt it." Indoctrination is perverse.

However, she saw people having breakdowns. Other persons who were once held up as models would suddenly become stigmatised. David Miscavige behaved like a tyrant. In 2007, during one of her confinements to the engine room, Valeska Paris lost consciousness and nearly died.

As Valeska approached the age of 30, she developed a single ambition: to escape. She was considered dangerous because of her unpredictable behaviour. This made her a perfect candidate for Scientology's re-education camp or, in Scientology jargon, the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF), which is located in Sydney. "Sea Org officials decided my fate," she says, "but I didn't care, as long as I could get off the damn ship." The organisation required that she accept the assignment in writing. She consented.


In the RPF, in Sydney, Valeska met Chris Guider, a Scientologist who had also been sentenced there. He became her second husband on March 23, 2009. A son, Declan, was born on July 22, 2010. In late August 2009, before their son's birth, the couple broke away completely from Scientology. Valeska Paris signed confidentiality agreements, but this did not stop her from speaking out.

The response was a rain of reprisals. While she was pregnant with Declan, Valeska received messages of insults from her father and her brother, both of whom, unlike her sister Melissa, remained Scientologists, her father in Chicago, her brother in Los Angeles. Valeska managed to re-establish contact with her younger sister and, especially, with her mother, Arianne, whom she had not seen for fifteen years.

In Australia, Valeska is rebuilding her life. She is even expecting a second child. Her best weapon against the Church of Scientology, which has tried to silence her by sending her threatening letters, is her testimony. Valeska Paris Guider no longer allows herself to be intimidated: "I don't think I will ever be sued, because I have enough to implicate David Miscavige in person, and Scientology will never take the risk of exposing him to a court."


Tom Cruise is Scientology's number two.

In June 2004. all hands were on combat alert aboard the Freewinds, where Tom Cruise chose to celebrate his 42nd birthday on July 3. The staff was briefed. "Asking for an autograph was totally forbidden and would be punished," remembers Valeska Paris. No familiarity toward the star would be allowed either: he had to be addressed as "Sir".

Just before D-Day, Valeska developed a cold sore. This was an "offence" equivalent to "treason", and Valeska was quarantined. However, leader David Miscavige insisted on having Valeska serve the actor and his girlfriend, Penelope Cruz.

In violation of all ship rules prohibiting any intimacy on board, the couple occupied the most beautiful cabin. A private yacht took them scuba diving. All for free! "A Chinese chef was even specially brought in from New York to cook for Tom Cruise, who was on a diet," says Valeska.

To cater to the movie idol's narcissism, "the ship was decorated with giant posters from all his movies, except for those with Nicole Kidman [who is anti-Scientology (Editor's note)] and, during the party, the orchestra played songs from these movies." A delusional personality cult. 
Many Thanks to mnql1 for this translation.

Church of Scientology Demands Right to Underpay.

How to make Slaves:
Advance! Issue 21 (Oct/Nov 1973)

From "Specific Parts of Self-Determinism" by L. Ron Hubbard

"If you wanted to make a slave out of any man, all you would have to do is by a very very gradient scale start him in placing things in space and time for you. It would start out with something like many of the social gestures and courtesies. You make it a custom to always hand him your hat to hang up. You make it a custom to always let her pout the teacup full and then pass it to you, and always to be a little bit further away to be passed to. And the next thing you know -- that's it. You would have a slave." 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

What Is Scientology?

Advance 1968

My first thoughts on seeing this were to say the least extremely perplexing, more so out of a knowledge that the events of 1968 were very different to those advertised here. It is difficult to see Quentin portrayed as a Success Story, and one of the reasons I loathe those that print such rubbish. Quentin was one of my childhood friends,he also happened to be L. Ron Hubbard's son. If "success" is determined by committing suicide then there is no hope for any of us, Quentin committed suicide, not in 1968, but in 1976, just a year after getting back on dry land.

The "success" of John McMasters, one of Hubbard's most loyal devotees was yet another niggling reminder that all was not well on the most "ethical" place on earth, the "good" ship, the Apollo.John was overboarded on many occasions, the one I remember vividly was the time he appeared with his arm in a sling after suffering yet another humiliating water bashing and was very visibly upset.

Hubbard's article on "Heaven and Hell"disabuses us of "Heaven being up there and Hell being down there", a more accurate statement would be " I'll offer you heaven, but give you hell".

More about William S Burroughs here:
and here:
even more on William S Burroughs:

Above picture from Auditor #35
What is very striking about all three of these people is in the knowledge they were all homosexual.What is also quite alarming is Hubbard's contempt for homosexuals.1.1 on the tone scale.Covert Hostility!

It appears Michael Graham is also 1.1 or below as he is listed on Scientology's old enemies list:

Diana Hubbard was at most 17 years, but I think 16 years old upon completion of OTIII, what havoc wreaked upon children.The Hubbard children little more than babies when in this picture here

To condition myself to accept their fate or should I say understand their fate,I used this as a screen saver for a while, I did the same with my own from this era, but it doesn't matter how many times you look at something so grotesque, so horrible, it will always be unacceptable. At least now I can look at these pictures without the shock, terror and bile that rose into the very core of me.But it doesn't make it any better.It's not like one of LRHs "engrams" that can be stripped away, and replaced with a clear mind.

I take back what I just said, above,the drawing by my childhood friend Suzette is most disturbing and it is alien to most people.

Which brings me to the "doll bodies" and the fact that we weren't supposed to react to anything on the ship.You better shape up boy, cos you ain't shipping out! Showers were mainly cold, it never occurred to me that this might have been deliberate, it was just the way it was.Everything was regimented and fine tuned, except for the many mishaps because people did not know what they were doing.But "Ethics" usually sorted that out.

"Human emotion and reactions is the way humans were. And he didn't specially regard humans very highly. He liked the idea of the 'doll bodies' that were in other civilisations. Doll bodies didn't have human emotions and reactions . They were, I guess, like Spock, you know. Just very analytical, you just get the job done. No emotion there. Love is not a sentiment that's known or cared for, and to me that's the tragedy because he put that, I feel, into the organisation, into the way of being in the organisation." 

Anyway, enough tears for one day! 

To be continued...

Monday, 20 February 2012

Why Audit Babies?

If you ever wondered about young children growing up in Scientology, what about that of tiny babies? Do they still do this today? L. Ron Hubbard brought his children up on this and his followers brought their children up on this.

To be continued....

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Debbie Cook Ungagged.

'I didn't want to fight Scientology. I knew what they were capable of'; United States
Jacqui Goddard
18 February 2012
The Times

A senior executive who fled the Church of Scientology complaining of torture and persecution decided to go public with her story after telling a Texas court that she had become "an important part of the biggest cover-up in Scientology history."

Debbie Cook, 50, testified that she left the Church after witnessing a "horror story" of abuse against members, including beatings and false imprisonment allegedly ordered by its self-appointed leader, David Miscavige.

She spoke out despite claims made in court of a sinister campaign of intimidation aimed at silencing her. "I know what they are capable of. I never wanted to wade into battle with the Church," she said in an interview with The Times.

She told the court that the "horrific" violations she witnessed were at odds with the religion to which she has dedicated her life since the age of 14.

Mr Miscavige is blamed by many Scientology defectors for having turned what they see as an uplifting and purposeful religion into a cult dictatorship. Those who challenged his methods were punished, sometimes violently, Ms Cook testified in San Antonio district court last week.

Ms Cook and her husband, Wayne Baumgarten, have been excommunicated by friends, relatives and business contacts who are under the Church's control over an e-mail that she sent to members last month urging them to restore the organisation to the principles on which it was founded in 1952 by L. Ron Hubbard.

It complained of Mr Miscavige's alleged coercive fundraising strategies, which have built the Church a reported billiondollar fortune, and autocratic leadership, which included dealing out "long and harsh" punishment to those who displeased him. Ms Cook's experiences included physical assaults and 45 days' imprisonment at a detention centre, known as the Hole, while working for the Church in California under Mr Miscavige's personal direction, she told the court. She added that she witnessed other executives being beaten and forced into degrading rituals by Mr Miscavige's lieutenants.

Ms Cook told The Times: "I had got tremendous personal benefit from Scientology, I dedicated my life to it, I loved what I did. Then you see things and somehow it just takes a bit before you figure out what's really happening." She still supported Scientology, but not its leadership.

After the Hole she returned to Florida, where she was shadowed everywhere to prevent her escape, the court was told. "There's a procedure when someone of significance blows [defects]," Ms Cook testified. "People are put on tracking you down. They're sent to the airport, the bus stop. They're sent where your family is."

The Church sought an injunction last week to silence Ms Cook, saying that her e-mail violated a gagging clause in her contract.

It withdrew its attempt after she spoke in court. In a statement, the Church dismissed her allegations as "extreme falsity" and said it would now seek a summary judgment against her, adding: "Church counsel is pleased that Ms Cook has admitted to the facts confirming both her agreement and the irreparable harm caused to the Church through her actions."

Accusing her of disparaging Church officials, executing a bitter hate campaign and trying to extort the Church for money, it added: "The Church refuses to let her continue under the guise of judicial privilege to falsely disparage the Church. In three hours of testimony she did not have a positive statement to make about anyone she ever encountered in her decades long Scientology career. Moreover, true or false, her statement about Church staff clearly violates the ministerial privilege. The Church fully intends to use its ecclesiastical procedures grounded in Church scripture to expose Cook's false testimony and ecclesiastical transgressions."

Debbie Cook told a court of a "sinister campaign to silence her"

In a closely watched case, the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology were laid bare Thursday in state district court as a former top church official testified about serial abuse and the enforced confinement of church officials.

"Mrs. Cook was beaten, she was tortured and she was degraded beyond belief. And she was confined in inhumane conditions," Ray Jeffrey, representing Debbie Cook, stated as the hearing opened before Judge Martha Tanner.

Cook, 50, a long-time top official of the church in Florida, is being sued here for allegedly violating an extensive non-disclosure agreement that she signed in October 2007, when she finally left the church.

She and her husband, Wayne Baumgarten, moved to Texas later that year.

The hearing that began Thursday is over a highly restrictive injunction imposed last week forbidding the pair from talking to almost anyone about the case or about Scientology.

The basis for the litigation was a Dec. 31 email the pair sent to several thousand other Scientologists that took issue with various church practices, including constant fundraising and questionable treatment of church executives.

And while Cook said the missive was meant to be constructive and she considers herself to be a good Scientologist, the church reacted by suing her and her husband, claiming they had broken their non-disclosure contracts.

"It's simply about the defendants being required to live up to agreements they made back in 2007. They were made freely and knowingly. The agreements were that they would not disclose information about the church and would not disparage the church," said George Spencer Jr., representing the church.

And, he told the judge, each of the two had accepted $50,000 from the church as part of the agreement. The church is seeking at least $300,000 in damages from the couple.

Jeffrey, however, told the judge that Cook's signature, and that of her husband on a similar 10-page agreement, were the result of "extreme duress and undue influence," making the contract unenforceable on numerous grounds.

Ironically, in trying to silence Cook about fairly minor matters, the church inadvertently ungagged her by putting her on the witness stand. And on Thursday, she testified for four hours about bizarre and disturbing practices she claims she both witnessed and suffered.

At times tearful, Cook told of spending seven weeks in "The Hole," at the church's Los Angeles international headquarters in early 2007. She said she was sent there with about 100 other church officials who had displeased church leader David Miscavige.

"It had bars on the windows and the one entrance was guarded by security guards," she explained, when asked why she didn't leave.

At "The Hole," she testified, people slept on the floor, were denied medical attention and were served watery "slop" served from a big pot. She described how those kept there were forced to confess to things they hadn't done and were sometimes beaten.

"It had very heavy spiritual and mental effects," she said.

In her case, she said, she was once forced to stand for 12 hours in a garbage can, while having cold water poured over her and people shouting at her, because she refused to confess falsely that she was a lesbian.

"You felt completely degraded, very terrified that you'd have to go through the confessions or be beaten. And because you hadn't been sleeping, you were in a horrific mental state," she said.

She named one man who she said was beaten and then forced to lick a bathroom floor clean after objecting to violence against others.

By the time Cook's testimony wrapped up late Thursday afternoon, Cook had told about how she had escaped from Scientology's facility in Clearwater, Fla., in the fall of 2007 by commandeering a church vehicle.

But, she said, the church tracked her to South Carolina, and then tricked her into returning.

Back in Florida, she said, she and her husband were again held against their will at a guarded facility for three weeks and were told they had to make confessions.

"I freaked out very severely. I called my mother and told her if I wasn't out in three days to call police," she said. She said she also threatened to commit suicide if she was not released.

The threats persuaded church officials to relent, but at the time she signed the contract, Cook testified, she would have agreed to anything.

"I had no thoughts about it. I knew I had to sign the papers," she said.

Earlier in the Thursday hearing, Spencer had played a video that showed Cook signing the non-disclosure documents that had been brought by a church lawyer from California.

Crying at times on the video while answering the lawyer's questions in a subdued voice, Cook agreed with almost everything the lawyer stated, including that she was leaving the church voluntarily and for medical reasons.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

This is for YOU David Miscavige.

Still searching for lost civilizations?
Watch this video.


Kids in Scientology's Sea Org.

Bart Simpson Promotes Scientology.

Robo Call Bart Simpson Promotes Scientology:

You can listen to the phonecall by Bart Simpson/Nancy Cartwright here:

Do your kids watch the Simpsons?

Nancy Many Exposes the Dark,Secret underbelly of Scientology.

Interesting radio talk with Nancy Many, the writer of 'My Billion Year Contract'. Nancy Many talks about her own time in Scientology and Debbie Cook which ultimately drove them both to having a breakdown or in Scientology language a "psychotic break". This is the same kind of tactics used that lead to the death of Lisa McPherson and has lead to the deaths and mental breakdowns of many scientologists.

Interesting comments and reactions from the interviewer who finds most of this "unbelievable", yeah, that's exactly why Scientology have gotten away with this for so long.

A couple of quotes from L. Ron Hubbard:

"Death, in insanity, abberation or merely a slavish obedience can be efficiently effected by the use of Black Dianetics. Further, adequate laws do not exist at this time to bar the use of these techniques.

The law provides that only the individual so wronged can make a complaint or swear out a warrant for offenders using these techniques.

A person on whom Black Dianetics has been employed seldom retains the sanity or will to make a complaint, or does not know he has been victimized. In addition persona claiming such offences against their persons are commonly catalogued by Doctors as suffering from delusion. Thus the employer of Black Dianetics can escape unpunished under existing legal procedures".
LRH, circa Sept 52. From 1976 edition of Tech Volume I, page 280.

"Somebody some day will say this is illegal! Be sure by then the orgs(Scientology) say what is legal or not"- LRH HCO PL 2/11.

"There is nothing as wild as in the books of man as will probably happen here on earth. And it will happen simply because all of this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late." - LRH

Many Thanks to Sponge on OCMB for posting all this stuff.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Scientology's Disgrace: An Open Letter to Tom Cruise.

Scientology's Disgrace: An Open letter to Tom Cruise:

My favorite comment comes from Ghost of Charlie:

Toms a Dedicated Scientologist
Lets wait and see if Suri Cruise signs a billion year contract by the time she reaches the tender age of 8 yrs old..

 when its children of others who are forced and coerced in servitude at that tender age... it must be ok..

when its your child that comes to you and tells you about the horrors of the RPF...will you disconnect from your own flesh and blood....

of course The Cruises are Scientology Royalty and are absolutely shielded form any thing... that would be the slightest bit discomforting....still it just an excuse to keep the blinders on

We Know what happens when Tom Dines at Celebrity Center or Gold Base and his shrimp Is under cooked/...and the punishment is handed out...innocent people paid heavily for that bad your expense.

its all fine and dandy when ... the punishment goes unseen by your eyes Tommy

its about time you pull your head out from your backside...and come up for air...

and look at where the money you donate...and how and where goes and how its used to exploit and subjugate your fellow parishioners...

and how its used to keep you and your fellow Scientology Celebrity friends clueless.

The Sun Newspaper airs the Debbie Cook story.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Memorial Page for those who Died

X Factor Stacey Frances sells Whitney Houston story to The Sun.

X Factor Stacey Francis who lied her way through the X Factor in America is obviously in need of money.Is that for taking more Scientology courses or donations to the IAS(International Association of Scientologists)?

More Sheila Huber - The Disappearing Money.

The Disappearing Money and the Fate of Al Crivello:

Countdown to Eternity.

Eisenhower Met Aliens.

Speaking of the Daily Mail, yesterday on my way to Brighton I bought a copy.There was an amazing piece on children in schools and this little snippet.

Dwight Eisenhower had three close encounters with aliens, a former US government consultant has claimed.

British lecturer Timothy Good said the secret meetings between the US president and the extra - terrestrials happened at a New Mexico airbase in 1954.

Speaking on Frank Skinners BBC 2 show Opinionated, Mr. Good said FBI officials organized the showdowns by sending out 'telepathic messages'.

The former consultant to both the US Congress and the Pentagon claimed the initial meeting involved aliens who were 'Nordic' in appearance, but an agreement was eventually 'signed' with a race called 'Alien Greys'

Mr Eisenhower - president from 1953 to 1961 - was known to have a strong belief in life on other planets.

I speak not only from experience but from my study of Freud and Bugs Bunny which makes me an expert as any Earth psychiatrist.

Space vanished! What a relief!
In its place, all about us, appeared a theater as though we were just spectators along with a couple hundred others. The people seemed live.
Directly before us was the stage. It was a woods scene, totally artificial. There were trees like cardboard cutout trees and a path. There were footlights.

Music started up. An actor in an animal suit, a lepertige, came out of the wings. He had spats on and a hat and was carrying a cane. He pretended he was peeking into the woods. Then, in a little dance, still looking about him into the woods, he began to sing and as he sang the trees all began to wave in rhythm to the music.
Down on a path in the forest today, I saw a sight that took my breath away, The charms I beheld, that were on such display, Made my poor empty paws just itch to stray.
Oh, Lepertige Lady, Come out and play, Come out and play, Come out and play!
Oh, Lepertige Lady, Come out and play!
We'll dance our whole lives away!
Oh, Lepertige Lady, Do not depart, Do not depart, Do not depart.
Oh, Lepertige Lady, Do not depart! For you've stolen my heart today!
And then, amongst the trees, an enormous pair of phosphorescent eyes showed, blinked twice and a coquettish voice said, like an animal purr, "Why not?" The stage curtains snapped shut. The audience roared with applause.

Lovecraft and Scientology:

Bitter Apostates.

I wouldn't normally add a link to this site, but do so here because this comment from Rathbun is hilarious. One of the biggest thugs in scientology and he would make these kind of comparisons.As I often got on my school reports 'could try harder', maybe you should too Mr. Rathbun.

That's the whole point , Scientology is still in the 50s.There's your parallel, Scientology is in another universe.

Fair Game? Or a concerted effort to make it look like that.

And some fabulous comments from Calliwog's blog:

Daily Mail in England:

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Doomed from the start, but what a joy!

Today, I went to Brighton, if I thought the journey there was bad, the journey back was ten times worse.

To start with the bus never arrived, a rarity, a real rarity but today of all days it did not appear. I ended up sharing a taxi with someone and it got me to the station on time.

The Brighton ORG seems to have disappeared, but NO there it is still lurking in the background. The bag and leather shop has since ceased trading and where the original entrance to Scientology once was there is now a little fast food cubicle. the main entrance has gone. But round the side door is a small, and when I say small I mean tiny little name plate that says Scientology. And we wondered does this mean they only occupy the 2nd floor, when I went back later and saw it from a distance I realized they occupy the third floor as well.Two very insignificant posters insignificantly promoted Diantetics on the third floor.What happened to the WALL OF FIRE,volcanoes erupting!

Erupting, you have no idea!

So I am sitting there talking to an very significant ex and all hell breaks loose. It could only happen to us. I have been there so many times over the years and this is the first time this has ever happened to me.We are chatting away, and i get up to get a Latte and americano and there's this guy with a HAT on that is taking a big interest in me.He's watching me like a hawk. Paranoid, what?

I sit down, we carry on talking and the alarms go off. Nobody takes any notice. We have sat through, horrendous noise of people talking, furniture being moved around and I mean really being moved around, the noise is horrendous. But we carry on, and then there are the alarms, and they go on and on and on and then a new noise emerges and we decide it's time to leave. And where do we sit and talk, outside the "church" of scientology. Now there are two large white vans parked there.

The man who came out and started stripping off, with one of the vans car doors open had the logo "front line" on his jacket. Frontline, I thought that was flea protection against cats and dogs. I googled it and this is what I came up with:

Interview with Peter Breggin:

You've been accused of having something to do with Scientology. Is that true?
... I have nothing to do with Scientology. For approximately 25 years, I have conducted reform work with nothing to do with Scientology. There is no issue whatsoever about me and Scientology. I'm the editor-in-chief of a journal with 40 professional members on it. I'm director of a center with 200 professional people on the advisory council and 1,000 general members. I have taught at Harvard and Johns Hopkins and George Mason. I have nothing to do with Scientology. It's a drug company PR campaign. ... I have the letters. If I had known you were going to go to this level of journalism, I would have brought the letters along where Eli Lilly tries to link people like me to Scientology.

And didn't they attack and make accusations about your wife?
My wife was a Scientologist, and is now so strongly anti-Scientology, that if I even took a phone call from a Scientologist, she'd be on my back. ... I don't want to take on the Scientologists. I've got enough trouble taking on psychiatry. ...

But when people see you alongside Scientologists at a hearing before a state legislature in Arkansas ...
I recommend personally that Scientologists not be brought to these hearings, but I have no control over that. I'm just an expert witness. I have no control over it. ... The average parent doesn't see that it's Scientologists who are against taking these drugs. It is strictly the drug companies and the media who bring up the Scientology issue. ...

As I have always said and keep on repeating "You could not make this shit up if you tried"

Unbelievable, but true!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Australia's Child Labour Camp - Scientology

In the middle of suburban Australia is a secret compound that's labelled 'degrading' and 'inhumane', with allegations of keeping children prisoner.

On Youtube, Thanks to Zhent:

Brian Seymour interviewed on  Seven Sunrise: Zhents channel:

Right in the middle of a quiet suburb is a place where children are separated from their parents, and forced to work full time for no pay, and live in squalid conditions.

Those who've survived this place say they were brainwashed into believing they could not leave, and that they deserved the shocking treatment dished out.

A young man who escaped the place with the help of his father, Shane Kelsey says “I lived in that garage for about a year and a half, maybe two years.”

Shane is now 21-years-old. Until just over a year ago he had never used the internet, watched television or followed the media.

“You're not allowed to read any books other than scientology books, you can't read newspapers, no radio, no movies, nothing,” Shane said.
Shane says he was held captive and groomed to see all of us on the outside as pathetic, useless and stupid.

“So I lived in a garage until that got flooded by a storm, and my mum got really pissed off and said 'what the hell' and so I got moved into a closet. It is a closet under the stairs - maybe two metres long and a metre wide,” Shane said.

The true Australian headquarters of the Church of Scientology are located in the Sydney suburb of Dundas. The RPF base - which stands for Rehabilitation Project Force - is where Scientologists are sent for punishment and training, for crimes that most of us would regard as trivial.
More than 50 requests for interviews on camera with representatives from the Church of Scientology have been flatly refused.

The bottom line is they don't want people to know what's going on inside the centre, and those who've lived in there, like Shane, say it's like a gulag, or a prison. Yet it's in the middle of a suburb, which could be any suburb in Australia.

People would he horrified to know what has been going on in there for so many years, and continues to this day.

Shane Kelsey's mother and father were dedicated Scientologists in Sydney, so they put their son Shane into its highest core at the age of six - little Shane moved into a tiny room with eleven other children.

By the age of seven Shane says “we'd go down the streets and there'd be eight of us, ten of us, young as, and we'd go down and pledge people up to ‘drug free lives’.
“I signed my contract when I was eight-years-old. It was a billion-year contract, which means you're volunteering or servicing the Church for the next billion years,” Shane said.
“We used to do marching, close order drilling, things like that. Just because it was a form of discipline,” he said.
Shane saw his parents once a week. His mother and father would soon separate, and his dad Adrian moved overseas, and then left Scientology.

Meanwhile, the work schedule for children was fulltime, hard and without reward.
Working 35 hours a week when he was eight-years-old, by the time he was fourteen, the work changed to kitchen duty.

A military muster every morning required marching and saluting to the cause of saving mankind from the intergalactic ravages, described by the Church’s science fiction founder L Ron Hubbard.

The kids wore all black uniforms, and were always required to run, never walk.
So-called home schooling was provided in fits and starts, taking a back seat to hard labour and brainwashing.

“As soon as you turn fifteen, anyone, you're straight out of school. It doesn't matter what grade you're in, what level of maths, what level of anything, you're straight out," Shane said.
The mess hall served food priced at 30 cents per meal, mostly beans and rice. The adults ate first.
“They would all come in and eat whatever they wanted, and then we went after them to take what's there - sometimes there wouldn't be much, so you'd get little bits of food, and it wasn't really sufficient,” Shane said.
 Those who dared question the brutality of this place were dealt with swiftly and severely.
“They used to live under our squash courts - it's a mud, dirt floor,” Shane recalled.
“We put people in there and they live in there, when they're on the RPF they'd sleep down there, and they'd study down there.”

Why would you put people in a dank, mouldy, sinking foundation underneath a squash court?
According to Shane it’s “because you're a bad person, you have to be segregated from everyone.”
By the age of fifteen Shane was living a nightmare even he now struggles to believe.
“As soon as I turned fifteen I was working seven days a week, fourteen hour days.”
That's 100 hours a week spent in a commercial kitchen. Shane and other children slaved away - cooking meals all day, every day, studying and snatching what little sleep they could.
“We'd get anywhere between $4 pay to $35 a week,” Shane said.

Among those who needed to be fed was billionaire James Packer. For several years beginning in 2002, Packer came to the Church of Scientology in the early mornings to receive auditing and instruction.
There is no suggestion Packer had any idea who was preparing his meals, or their work conditions.
Packer left scientology around 2008. It would be more than two years until Shane made his break for freedom.

In late 2010, Adrian Kelsey decided to rescue his son.
He invited us to document his attempt, and informed police of his plans to go to the compound and demand his son's release. He had protest signs ready if they refused to let him come out. When Shane came out to meet his father it was the first time they’d seen each other in four years.
Shane and Adrian were followed by Scientology ‘enforcers’, so Shane reluctantly returned to the compound to avoid trouble. One week later he was sent to work near the compound's boundary, and made a break for it.
“Scientology have no right to mess with family,” said Adrian Kelsey.
It took Shane fourteen months to shake off Scientology, discover the truth, learn about the real world and tell his story.
“One thing that would be good is if they actually just stood up and said ‘sorry, it wasn't right, we're going to change it’, but that is just not going to happen,” Adrian said.

Peta Obrien, who lived at the RPF base between 1997 and 2000 confirms Shane's account of the appalling conditions.
“You do two hours of work, then you go and study for two and a half hours in the RPF. It was five hours, and then you go to work again - hard labour, picking with a rock pick, chipping away at rocks till they erode,” O’Brien said.
Now a successful architectural designer, O’Brien believes Scientology has nothing of value to offer the community.
“Close it down, doors shut and all the staff members going back to their families, and living their lives,” O’Brien said.
“I was there for ten years all up in the Church of Scientology as a staff member, and how could I inflict that on my children? Which I'll forever feel like I have to make up,” she said.
Perth-based lawyer Grainne O'Donovan has devoted her time and expertise to helping survivors of the cult seeking justice.
“There's not a law in New South Wales that makes it illegal to work a child for those hours. That's extraordinary, but that's the case,” O’Donovan said.
O’Donovan has also campaigned with the internet-based activist group Anonymous that has raised awareness about Scientology.
“This is degrading and inhumane treatment,’ O'Donovan said.
“At some level they (Scientologists) have become convinced, I suppose, that it's appropriate, and that the group is more important than the individual,” she said.

RPF bases like the Sydney compound exist in other countries. Those who've escaped from them tell similar stories – of having fingers broken on the orders of the leader of Scientology, screamed at, and slapped for twenty hours straight, whilst having cold water poured over their head, and much more.

Independent Federal Senator Nick Xenophon has championed a campaign to shed light on the darkness at the heart of this group.
“Shane's story is one of shocking abuse, child abuse, it's one of a child being enslaved,” Senator Xenophon said.
“The authorities need to investigate this urgently. This is something that requires police investigation,” he said.
“What makes this worse is that this organisation is being subsidised by Australian taxpayers because it doesn't pay any tax.”

Meanwhile Shane has his father back, yet his mother Lesley remains inside Scientology.
“I hope she hears word of this and sums up the courage to actually find it and watch it,” Shane said.
“She will have to escape. They won't let her go. Leaving's not an option, so she will have to escape,” Shane said.

The Church of Scientology refused to be interviewed for this story. In a written response scientology denied any mistreatment of its members.

The response also declared that anyone on the program is there because they want to be there, and that they are completely free to withdraw at any time during induction or later.
“When Shane left the church in late 2010, he simply got his bag and walked out the door,” said the statement.

The celebrities used to advertise Scientology likely have little idea that people like Shane Kelsey even exist, but now they do.

Adrian and Shane hope they do something about it for the sake of other families.

Senator Xenophon says he's taking this story to Bill Shorten, the Federal Minister for Workplace Relations.
If you have any information we should know about Scientology, let us know.

Response to Today Tonight from the Church of Scientology: SHANE KELSEY
Shane was always treated with care and respect during his time with the Church. When Shane came to live with his mother, sent here by his father Adrian who had full custody, it was apparent that whilst under his father's guardianship, Shane's education suffered a setback when he was living in Mexico and he was at least two years behind in his education.

This is detailed in a letter that Adrian Kelsey wrote to Shane's mother in 1996, a copy of which was just provided to the Church. When Shane came to his mother, his reading and writing were substandard and he had other personal problems. Shane was then home schooled and his literacy improved drastically and he undertook several programs to improve his study.

When Shane did decide to leave the RPF, he simply walked out, with absolutely no barriers and caught a plane. There are no gates and the Church facilities are on a wide open property, highly visible from the street and anyone can leave and enter the property at any time. The Church has toured members of the Australian media through our premises as well as other officials (including the police). Shane simply left (as a grown adult) and other than his mother being in contact with him who was understandably concerned for his welfare and whereabouts, no Church staff member originated any communication to Shane after he left.

He was not followed, visited, or called. He sent several emails to the Church a few months later and was assisted with his personal requests.

Whilst Shane was on the RPF, he agreed that he would do the program and this included not watching TV or movies or reading novels. This was only for the set time of the program and this is not unlike other religious programs. Prior to his joining the RPF program, Shane read any novel, watched any movie, or whatever he chose. Shane had a short holiday with family mid the program and went to the movies and fishing as well as other activities.
Proper meals are provided to all Church staff on the premises at numerous times in the day. There is ample food and a varied and nutritious menu.
Other children who were brought up in the Sea Org have gone on to earn degrees with high literacy and competence exhibited.

The Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) is a voluntary religious program of spiritual rehabilitation to provide a "second chance" to those who have failed to fulfill their ecclesiastical responsibilities as members of the Sea Organization, the religious order of the Church of Scientology. It represents a free religious commitment by the individual to a spiritual discipline. The word "force" in this context means a group of people acting together.
The RPF is based upon one of oldest and most fundamental concepts in religion--a religious retreat in the form of a cloister focusing on intensive spiritual introspection and study and balanced by some form of physical labour. This practice is common to the religious orders of many other world religions in addition to Scientology including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and the monastic orders of the Roman Catholic Church.

The RPF was created during the 1970s at the request of Sea Organization members in order to be given a second chance. As with any religious program requiring high spiritual and ethical standards as well as dedicated service, some Sea Org members stumble in their effort to maintain such high standards and a few members commit serious breaches of ecclesiastical rules governing their conduct as a member of this order.
In such a situation, the individual is given the choice of either leaving the Sea Organization or participating in a religious program designed to provide the individual with an opportunity to progress spiritually and remedy past shortcomings -- the Rehabilitation Project Force religious program.

The program is done voluntarily for purposes of penance and amends. It consists of 5 hours scripture study and counselling per day and extroverting physical actions. The program is devoid of luxuries, to motivate the individual to improve himself and get through the program to once again be a capable and contributing member of the group. It is conducted in the Church facilities which contain grounds, gardens and the property is open to the street with free access to and from the property.

Every Sea Organization member who does the RPF is only permitted to do so after reading all relevant Church policies, so they can give fully informed consent for their participation. It is a voluntary religious program of spiritual rehabilitation. This is expressed in the expertises of J. Gordon Melton, Professor of Religion at the University of California; Frank K. Flinn, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Juha Pentikäinen, Chair of the Department of the Study of Religions, University of Helsinki, et al., who have studied the RPF and provide the true and scholarly information on this subject.
There are many accounts from those who have undertaken the program, expressing the countless benefits they have experienced from doing so, and also expressing their gratitude that they were given the opportunity. People do leave the program without completing it and leave the religious order.

Before participating in the RPF, any applicant for the program signs an "Acknowledgement of RPF Assignment and Election to Proceed" which states the following:

"LASTLY, I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND that I need not sign this Acknowledgement and Election to Proceed and I need not proceed to the introductory and preparatory stages of the RPF, as this entire religious atonement process is designed and intended to be totally voluntary, and I MAY NOW OR AT ANY TIME DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THE RPF CHOOSE TO DECLINE TO PARTICIPATE AND TERMINATE MY MEMBERSHIP IN THE SEA ORGANIZATION."

Tony Ortega of the Village Voice:

If anyone reading this thinks this kind of thing is just happening on the other side of the world in Australia, they are sorely mistaken. It is happening all around the world in every Scientology "church".