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Suzanna Nielsen • 5 years ago

Did they announce this epic win at the IAS fest???

What? No?

Guest • 5 years ago

That section of Mr. David Miscavige's presentation had to be omitted for time. When your religion is growing by leaps and bounds, you just can't possibly cover all the highlights in one breath-taking speech! (And by "breath-taking" I mean "mind-boggling.")

Peter • 5 years ago

And here I thought you meant "mind gagging". LOL

OTVIIIisGrrr8! • 5 years ago

Actually, what Fleet Admiral Miscavige did at the IAS Gala was to raise millions of dollars by telling alarmed Scientologists that the Church was under intense attack and persecution in France by Nazi Psychs! If donations were not given right then and there the Tech would be lost forever!

Lemons into lemonade-flavored money; that is Fleet Admiral Miscavige!

Guest • 5 years ago

Psssst, COB, the Vive la Rèsistance Freedom Eiffel Tower Keychains of Valor are a fantastic idea and we're sure to sell hundreds of thousands. But, um, sir, making everybody watch "Army of Shadows" might not actually go over well with our French parishioners, since France actually was intensely attacked and persecuted by actual Nazis not all that long ago and it might still be a touchy subject for some preclears, of whom I regret to say we have many in attendance. The second film on your Mandatory Midnight Madness Double Bill is... problematic. It has come to our attention that the English title for Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut is "A Man Escaped." We do not want to give anyone here any ideas. Perhaps, sir, you could decide to replace this low-quality French "entertainment" with a few hours of inspirational, educational, and truly entertaining Scientology videos, including of course several of your own speeches and presentations which everyone always wants to see again and again. Let's give these people something really worth the price of their $1000 tickets! What's that? Yes sir, you are right. Popcorn is a fun and yummy treat that makes every event feel like a party, and by charging $100 for each bag, with a three bag minimum, we can definitely make a little money for the Church.

Guest • 5 years ago

The insane crook will hold another 3 minute "12,000 Scientologist-strong meeting" at Clearwater and, due the possibility of helicopters, will have to omit that exciting win.

Narapoid • 5 years ago

Tony has a great article on Anne Hildago, the Mayor of Paris:

“Parisians have to be informed about their presence and the danger they pose,” she added. “It is not a church, Scientology, it is a movement that attacks people in distress.”

EDIT: I don't know of a more honest statement from any politician.

http://tonyortega.org/2014/...

Jens TINGLEFF • 5 years ago

Yep. We have a nice mayor in Paris :-)

Andrea "i-Betty" Garner • 5 years ago

I am waving my small Jonny Jacobsen flag, gleefully. Go, Jonny! Go, Jonny!

TerreLinda • 5 years ago

Oui! Pour notre homme à Paris!

Narapoid • 5 years ago
nottrue • 5 years ago

Scientology convicted as an organisation for FRAUD...No more whining , no more appeals.......Ideal Crooks

Observer • 5 years ago

There may be no more appeals, but there's going to be a lot more whining.

Bradley Greenwood • 5 years ago

Mark VII don't lie.

Guest • 5 years ago

With no case gains!

Jenny Blough • 5 years ago

Joy!!! While France and the US share early leadership in human rights, the French built theirs by fighting against religion while the US built theirs by protecting freedom to believe. Ultimately the French recognized that religion not only is no guarantee of freedom but can be used as a deterrent to it.

TerreLinda • 5 years ago

Well said!

Guest • 5 years ago

The Scientology crooks demean real religions.

Guest • 5 years ago

And misdefine the word. (And mystify the world?)

Pepper • 5 years ago

Amen Jenny

Observer • 5 years ago

Postulating a second conviction and dissolution ... wouldn't it be hilarious, should that happen, if a whale visiting France tried unsuccessfully to find a local org and was told what happened? Because you know Scientology would try to keep it under wraps. Or maybe they'd announce that all the Scientologists in France were suppressives working for the ebil psychs and had to be declared en masse.

Guest • 5 years ago

Scientology will just create another fake front with another fake name and have their sole remaining customer with month show up there. And when the frauds are pointed out to the French government, the crooks will once again say "What? Scientology?! We're not Scientology, we just support their 'humanitarian social betterment programs" and no end of bullshit.

Jens TINGLEFF • 5 years ago

With narCONon firmly out of the way in France, we mainly have to watch out for "management training."

aegerprimo • 5 years ago

Ugh. I'm hoping they run out of energy and wherewithal for that... SOON! Globally, all over the world, on their faux fronts.

Guest • 5 years ago

Come on Denmark! Time for you to do your part to make Europe the First Suppressive Continent!!!!!!!
Help us achieve this important step in our vital efforts to clear the planet. As always, it's more important now than ever.

Stacy • 5 years ago

Europe, the first Cleared continent...Cleared of Scientology!

Someday we'll get to make hopeful jokes like this about the US. Can't wait!

pluvo • 5 years ago

The First IDEAL Suppressive Continent.

April • 5 years ago

Absolutely. France has hands down some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet.

Jens TINGLEFF • 5 years ago

Quite right. Sigh.

The problem with the criminal organisation known as the "church" of $cientology and suing them in Denmark is that a lot of the victims of the worst human right abuses are foreign Damnation Navy victims and they just want to go home...

But we did have a very encouraging media report of the Co$ coaching victims to take out bank loans under false pretences. More of that, please! http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/In...

The Danish government is certainly showing its tolerant side towards criminal organisations masquerading as NRMs.

Guest • 5 years ago

I hope the cult disappears from Denmark soon and the Sea Org-ers can return home!

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

Ah, that regrettably not so unique Eurospeak (or -langue or -sprache): how on earth can there be a "Single-Judge formation" when you need more than one of anything to make a formation? Good grief! Parbleu! Donnerwetter!

Nonetheless, néanmoins or dennoch:

Guest • 5 years ago

Bring it. (refresh) (wait... why won't it refresh?) (sorry, I'm an idiot)

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

I use Dogpile ;)

April • 5 years ago

Wow, I didn't know dogpile was still around. Haven't used it since our Google overloards arrived.

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

I like Dogpile because it still doesn't downrate sites like Pirate Bay because of copyright trolls (I think)—or else there's DuckDuckGo—silly name, but it keeps you anonymous.

Guest • 5 years ago

thanks for any and all pointers

eta: Oh, dogpile. Totally missed that.

April • 5 years ago

Silly, you're not a pointer. You're a bull terrier.

Guest • 5 years ago

Grrrrrrroan. Silly, those aren't $1,500 Prada boots. Those are $1,500 Prada chew toys. And you know how I can get sometimes. (Pointers are OK, but the constant "Over there! Over there! Over there!" can get a bit old. They need something to chew on.)

April • 5 years ago

Haha. Great cartoon. I own two big dogs, so I know to keep expensive stuff put away.
Oh wait, who am I kidding. I don't own any expensive stuff.

Guest • 5 years ago

Maybe because I did it wrong? (refresh...) (OK Disqus, why can't I delete this?)

pluvo • 5 years ago

Relax. Happened to me too. :)

Guest • 5 years ago
Lady Squash • 5 years ago

I love that scene! Thanks

Sherbet • 5 years ago

I believe it's "a bord de nous, dans les campagnes." And the "vos" should be "nos." I think. That's how we sang it in French class years and years ago.

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

It's "Entendez-vous dans les campagnes / Mugir ces féroces soldats?" But it does go on for an awful lot of verses :)

Sherbet • 5 years ago

Well, Mlle. Johnson is going to hear about this bit of misinformation. Except she's long dead. DeGaulle was le president when I was in school.

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

Me too, until "les événements" of '68, which lent an unwonted excitement to Mr. Whitmore's classes: he used to bring in the French newspapers for us to read.

Sherbet • 5 years ago

We thought our teacher was cool, because she hung a poster of the Fab Four entitled "Les Beatles."

Mark Parry-Maddocks • 5 years ago

The French used to lump all 1960's Anglophone rock groups under the dismissive epithet "les yehyehs" because of the Beatles' biggest hit. Pure Gallic sour grapes, when all they could come up with was the dread Johnny Hallyday...

Sherbet • 5 years ago

There's a blast from the past.