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2013-07-11 07:40:47 PM
"She thinks no religion should tear apart a family"

I thought we were talking about scientology
 
2013-07-11 07:42:34 PM
Too bad she's no longer relevant.
 
2013-07-11 07:43:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-11 07:49:51 PM
From the article: Remini's skepticism supposedly began, of all places, at the 2006 wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy - where Remini asked about the whereabouts of David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, who reportedly had not been seen in public since 2007.

Is Remini psychic?
 
2013-07-11 07:50:57 PM
'Corrupt' implies that it was something good that was turned bad, not that it was started to scam people out of their money to begin with.
 
2013-07-11 07:55:07 PM

styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Remini is a Sense Offender?
 
2013-07-11 07:57:21 PM

Arachnophobe: styckx: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]

Remini is a Sense Offender?


They had no choice but to take her to the  Palace of Justice for processing.
 
2013-07-11 07:58:31 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: 'Corrupt' implies that it was something good that was turned bad, not that it was started to scam people out of their money to begin with.


Well... what if it started as a scam but was corrupted into an evil enterprise bent on world domination?

Wait... the word "evolved" would probably be better...

never mind.
 
2013-07-11 07:59:57 PM

The_Gallant_Gallstone: Guntram Shatterhand: 'Corrupt' implies that it was something good that was turned bad, not that it was started to scam people out of their money to begin with.

Well... what if it started as a scam but was corrupted into an evil enterprise bent on world domination?


Koch Brothers?
 
2013-07-11 08:01:32 PM
FTFA: Remini's skepticism supposedly began, of all places, at the 2006 wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy -- where Remini asked about the whereabouts of David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, who reportedly had not been seen in public since 2007.

quizzicaldog.jpg
 
2013-07-11 08:01:57 PM
it's good that she's getting out.  it's good that she is getting out in protest of their mistreatment of people.  it's not good that the reason she is getting out isn't because it is a crock of shiat, transparent money making scheme.

/adds leah remini to his dead pool
//doesn't have a dead pool
///triple slashie hotlink showing her concern for mistreatment of church people
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-11 08:04:04 PM
Good for her.  Too bad she was stupid enough to buy into that shiat in the first place.

And I do mean "buy."
 
2013-07-11 08:09:54 PM
Can Kelly Preston be far behind?
 
2013-07-11 08:12:55 PM
If she needs to hide, she can hide in my place naked.  It will be the perfect hiding spot because even if I told everyone that Leah Remini was hiding in my apartment naked, no one would believe me.
 
2013-07-11 08:13:12 PM
With the reputation Scientology has established for itself throughout the years, who in his right mind would be attracted to it in the first place?  It's like the belief system version of meth addiction...you only have to look at the results to be scared shizless.
Honestly, there's so much toxic smoke coming out of that organization it seems like just getting near it risks death in the fire.
 
2013-07-11 08:15:04 PM

ragsthetiger: With the reputation Scientology has established for itself throughout the years, who in his right mind would be attracted to it in the first place?  It's like the belief system version of meth addiction...you only have to look at the results to be scared shizless.
Honestly, there's so much toxic smoke coming out of that organization it seems like just getting near it risks death in the fire.


You answered your own question, look at all the meth addicts still in the world. Both things give you a high, and then slowly(or quickly) drain you.
 
2013-07-11 08:21:11 PM

ragsthetiger: With the reputation Scientology has established for itself throughout the years, who in his right mind would be attracted to it in the first place?  It's like the belief system version of meth addiction...you only have to look at the results to be scared shizless.
Honestly, there's so much toxic smoke coming out of that organization it seems like just getting near it risks death in the fire.


I know a guy who is trying to break into screen writing.  I heard the pitch for his movie and I think it's garbage (but if Sharknado can get filmed, then he should have a chance...).  He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.
 
2013-07-11 08:23:42 PM
BadReligion:  You answered your own question, look at all the meth addicts still in the world.

If I did, I don't agree with my own answer -- it seems kind of circular.  What attracts people to meth?  Is it really the high, or a latent death wish?  Are people who embrace Scientology seeking enlightenment, or to have their minds filled with flubber?

BTW, your handle is supremely well suited for this thread.
 
2013-07-11 08:46:12 PM

Great Janitor: I know a guy who is trying to break into screen writing. I heard the pitch for his movie and I think it's garbage (but if Sharknado can get filmed, then he should have a chance...). He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.


I think that it is kind of a door opener for people.  There are a million wannabees in Hollywood.  Doors being opened can be very tempting.
 
2013-07-11 08:46:24 PM

Great Janitor: ragsthetiger: With the reputation Scientology has established for itself throughout the years, who in his right mind would be attracted to it in the first place?  It's like the belief system version of meth addiction...you only have to look at the results to be scared shizless.
Honestly, there's so much toxic smoke coming out of that organization it seems like just getting near it risks death in the fire.

I know a guy who is trying to break into screen writing.  I heard the pitch for his movie and I think it's garbage (but if Sharknado can get filmed, then he should have a chance...).  He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.


There's a few highly placed, high profile Scientologists, but he'd be better off converting to Judiasm.

Or, he could, you know, write a better script.
 
2013-07-11 08:58:43 PM

Earguy: Great Janitor: ragsthetiger: With the reputation Scientology has established for itself throughout the years, who in his right mind would be attracted to it in the first place?  It's like the belief system version of meth addiction...you only have to look at the results to be scared shizless.
Honestly, there's so much toxic smoke coming out of that organization it seems like just getting near it risks death in the fire.

I know a guy who is trying to break into screen writing.  I heard the pitch for his movie and I think it's garbage (but if Sharknado can get filmed, then he should have a chance...).  He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.

There's a few highly placed, high profile Scientologists, but he'd be better off converting to Judiasm.

Or, he could, you know, write a better script.


Now THAT'S funny!
 
2013-07-11 09:06:23 PM
I worked for a Scientologist couple who used a Scientology based practice management group. I've always been fascinated by cults so I thought it was going to be fascinating and hilarious.

It wasn't. They were both sociopathic fools. I left after 7months because super bipolar wife was so frickin terrible to everyone in so many ways I honestly believed I would eventually harm her.

I've never been in a fight in my life and never even considered putting my hands on a woman but I wanted to smash the coont into the ground.

Terrible people, terrible.

Fark Scientology and Fark anyone dumb enough to fall into its clutches especially in the 21st century.
 
2013-07-11 09:10:14 PM
FTFA: A rep for the Church of Scientology tells Us Weekly of Page Six's story: "The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment about any individual Church member."

Must be a new rep who hasn't been trained that their usual MO is to immediately launch preemptive lawsuits and accuse the former 'Church' members of everything under the sun in the hopes something will stick.
 
2013-07-11 09:13:03 PM

Great Janitor: since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.


He misspelled "Jews".
 
2013-07-11 09:22:09 PM

tedduck: From the article: Remini's skepticism supposedly began, of all places, at the 2006 wedding of Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy - where Remini asked about the whereabouts of David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, who reportedly had not been seen in public since 2007.

Is Remini psychic?


Poorly constructed paragraph. That she wasn't at such a high profile wedding is interesting, but that doesn't mean she wasn't seen later in the year.
 
2013-07-11 09:22:42 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I worked for a Scientologist couple who used a Scientology based practice management group. I've always been fascinated by cults so I thought it was going to be fascinating and hilarious.


I mentioned this in an earlier thread, but when I was in account management, I ended up working with a Narconon office (Scientology-fronted drug rehab centers) here on the west coast. Never had to "visit" them, all contact was through phone & email, but they were easily one of the more frustrating clients I ever had to deal with. Over a four month period or so, I ended up having to deal with 10 different "contacts" who never actually answered their phones until well after the location's posted opening time, and it took an act of f*cking Congress every time just to get them to send me a goddamn file I'd request. They were just incredibly lazy and slow to respond, and I think the only client I ever had where I actually had to tell them "look, someone above you decided to pay us $xxx/mo for services, so how about you get your sh*t together so I can do my job effectively".

Just a weird, weird correspondence all the way through with them.
 
2013-07-11 09:25:19 PM
Scientology scares me.  They do really bad stuff to people they don't like.  Really shady, fark up you life kind of stuff.

That's why I audit daily.
 
2013-07-11 09:46:10 PM
it didn't sound to me like she was leaving Scientology over their teaching more like she is fed up with their idiot leader Miscarriage or whatever

In other words if he steps down and Tom Cruise takes over the reins would she be right back in the fold.
 
2013-07-11 09:57:59 PM
Crazy as mad hatters.
 
2013-07-11 10:02:18 PM
tonyortega.org
"This thing, it's like, so weird.  It's like when you're watching a movie and the baby's talking, but like, the baby's not really talking, you know, because like baby's don't talk.  It's just like, so weird."
 
2013-07-11 10:09:34 PM
I always get a chuckle when fundie christians pile on scientology for being a nefarious cult.
 
2013-07-11 10:15:02 PM

Wall_of_Doodoo: I worked for a Scientologist couple who used a Scientology based practice management group. I've always been fascinated by cults so I thought it was going to be fascinating and hilarious.

It wasn't. They were both sociopathic fools. I left after 7months because super bipolar wife was so frickin terrible to everyone in so many ways I honestly believed I would eventually harm her.

I've never been in a fight in my life and never even considered putting my hands on a woman but I wanted to smash the coont into the ground.

Terrible people, terrible.

Fark Scientology and Fark anyone dumb enough to fall into its clutches especially in the 21st century.


One of my first tech jobs was working for a company that used a Scientology-based 'management system', which translated into 'voluntary-but-required' brainwash sessions twice a week after normal work hours under threat of pay garnishing or termination.

My GF (handled logistics for the field guys) and I went to exactly one of those meetings, which started out like a normal bland management meeting (lots of talk about 'hats' and 'buy-in') but quickly turned into a full-on high pressure Scientology recruitment session. Thankfully the field service guys showed up and pulled us out of there before I had to use the 'large, pissed off ethnic male' routine, which would have certainly gotten me fired and probably arrested.

Turns out since the field guys brought in 95% of the revenue for the company, they were able to tell the owner and other zealots to shove their Dianetics next to their heads, and they kindly extended that umbrella to me and my GF.

Didn't work there very long, but it got REALLY weird towards the end, with the owner trying to force us to 'donate' 10% of our gross pay to some undefined office pool and the CoS propaganda getting ever more blatant. About a year after I left, the company suddenly declared bankruptcy (my GF never did get her last paycheck) and the owner fled the country.. I heard it was to escape prosecution for tax evasion and financial fraud.
 
2013-07-11 10:16:21 PM
Hurray, I can be attracted to her again.

/seriously Scientology is almost as bad as smoking from the attractiveness point of view.
 
2013-07-11 10:25:16 PM
Rumor around the watercooler is Miscavige ordered Remini to quietly divorce Pagano, and begin a relationship with Cruise. This is to have put pressure on Holmes to give Suri back to Tom, and if she didn't, the Church would have had her declared an "unfit parent". Then, she'd be "involuntarily committed" to a Narconon treatment center via a police "welfare check", and there'd be an "incident", where poor Katie'd end up comatose. She'd be an example to anyone else who wanted to cross the COS. Remini, however, was to become a breedmare for the Church.
 
2013-07-11 10:27:30 PM

Great Janitor: He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.


Very few of the people who actually run Hollywood are Scientologist.  (I'm talking about the "real" power, the money-folk who run the studios, buy film and distribution rights, and produce the movies.   If you want to get in tight with them, one would typically have much better luck by changing their surname and start attending the local temple on Saturdays.  (Has been known to work in the past)
 
2013-07-11 10:28:01 PM

mjbok: Scientology scares me.  They do really bad stuff to people they don't like.  Really shady, fark up you life kind of stuff.

That's why I audit daily.


I'd say... hey, don't you mean the IRS, but I'm pretty sure Scientology prevailed over the IRS.
 
2013-07-11 10:29:41 PM
img1.browsebiography.com
 
2013-07-11 10:31:21 PM

BStorm: Wall_of_Doodoo: I worked for a Scientologist couple who used a Scientology based practice management group. I've always been fascinated by cults so I thought it was going to be fascinating and hilarious.

It wasn't. They were both sociopathic fools. I left after 7months because super bipolar wife was so frickin terrible to everyone in so many ways I honestly believed I would eventually harm her.

I've never been in a fight in my life and never even considered putting my hands on a woman but I wanted to smash the coont into the ground.

Terrible people, terrible.

Fark Scientology and Fark anyone dumb enough to fall into its clutches especially in the 21st century.

One of my first tech jobs was working for a company that used a Scientology-based 'management system', which translated into 'voluntary-but-required' brainwash sessions twice a week after normal work hours under threat of pay garnishing or termination.

My GF (handled logistics for the field guys) and I went to exactly one of those meetings, which started out like a normal bland management meeting (lots of talk about 'hats' and 'buy-in') but quickly turned into a full-on high pressure Scientology recruitment session. Thankfully the field service guys showed up and pulled us out of there before I had to use the 'large, pissed off ethnic male' routine, which would have certainly gotten me fired and probably arrested.

Turns out since the field guys brought in 95% of the revenue for the company, they were able to tell the owner and other zealots to shove their Dianetics next to their heads, and they kindly extended that umbrella to me and my GF.

Didn't work there very long, but it got REALLY weird towards the end, with the owner trying to force us to 'donate' 10% of our gross pay to some undefined office pool and the CoS propaganda getting ever more blatant. About a year after I left, the company suddenly declared bankruptcy (my GF never did get her last paycheck) and the owner fled the country.. I heard it was to escape prosecution for tax evasion and financial fraud.


I usually spend most of my comment typing time trolling or race baiting stupid people but for this thread I turn my a-holeness off.

I really don't think the general population understands what a bunch of sociopathic, overly credulous monsters Scientologist are. They are completely terrible, narcicistic shiat goblins.

I (without ANY snark or goodwinning) think they are substantially worse than Nazis and Neocons. Scientologist are walking, talking filth.

In case I didn't mention this, Fark Scientology, Fark Scientology and Fark the mindset/worldview that makes people dumb enough to fall for that incomprehensibly stupid BS.
 
2013-07-11 10:32:49 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Hurray, I can be attracted to her again.

/seriously Scientology is almost as bad as smoking from the attractiveness point of view.


The kind of cancer Scientology gives you is far, far worse than anything cigarettes could ever do.

/Far
 
2013-07-11 10:36:19 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Doug? Did you just sign us up for the Church of Scientology?
 
2013-07-11 10:46:52 PM
Well, Scientology is good for one thing. Their going all sue-happy on any message board where CoS secrets were posted was one of the big reasons for the safe harbor provision of the DMCA, which is about the only decent thing in the DMCA.
 
2013-07-11 10:50:05 PM

Killer Cars: Wall_of_Doodoo: I worked for a Scientologist couple who used a Scientology based practice management group. I've always been fascinated by cults so I thought it was going to be fascinating and hilarious.

I mentioned this in an earlier thread, but when I was in account management, I ended up working with a Narconon office (Scientology-fronted drug rehab centers) here on the west coast. Never had to "visit" them, all contact was through phone & email, but they were easily one of the more frustrating clients I ever had to deal with. Over a four month period or so, I ended up having to deal with 10 different "contacts" who never actually answered their phones until well after the location's posted opening time, and it took an act of f*cking Congress every time just to get them to send me a goddamn file I'd request. They were just incredibly lazy and slow to respond, and I think the only client I ever had where I actually had to tell them "look, someone above you decided to pay us $xxx/mo for services, so how about you get your sh*t together so I can do my job effectively".

Just a weird, weird correspondence all the way through with them.


Had a similar experience with them while I was working in an IT company that did specialized storage servers.

Sent them a unit to "eval" which was pretty common.  Most potential customers would have it a week or two before they knew whether it was something that would work for them or not.  I would call them every few days to check in and see how it was going.  Every time it took twenty minutes to get the right person on the phone and they seemed to ask the same questions over and over.  No conversation would be any less than a half hour either.

Two months in my boss told me to cut our losses and get the unit back so we could send it out to other potential customers.  It took them another month and us sending someone over to pack it up and take it out to make that happen.

When we get it back the thing was still sealed.  They'd never opened the damned box.  They never read the manuals or even opened the packing list.
 
2013-07-11 11:09:36 PM

Skarekrough: When we get it back the thing was still sealed.  They'd never opened the damned box.  They never read the manuals or even opened the packing list.


Wat?

I mean, were they just being jerks, wasting your time?
 
2013-07-11 11:30:29 PM
Trending Now1Leah RiminiWell her misspelled name is trending #1 on yahoo
 
2013-07-11 11:37:26 PM

BStorm: FTFA: A rep for the Church of Scientology tells Us Weekly of Page Six's story: "The Church respects the privacy of parishioners and has no comment about any individual Church member."

Must be a new rep who hasn't been trained that their usual MO is to immediately launch preemptive lawsuits and accuse the former 'Church' members of everything under the sun in the hopes something will stick.


...or sending "Squirrel Busters" to show up at your front door, and then follow you around and record your every move with their head-cams.

blogs.villagevoice.com
 
2013-07-11 11:46:06 PM

lawboy87: Great Janitor: He did tell my wife and I that he was willing to join Scientology if it meant getting his screen play sold, since most of Hollywood is made up of Scientologists.

Very few of the people who actually run Hollywood are Scientologist.  (I'm talking about the "real" power, the money-folk who run the studios, buy film and distribution rights, and produce the movies.   If you want to get in tight with them, one would typically have much better luck by changing their surname and start attending the local temple on Saturdays.  (Has been known to work in the past)


Was going to say exactly this. Scientology has been really successful as portraying itself as all-powerful in Hollywood, as if it's all the cogs in the machine, but it's all PR. They're more like that annoying know-it-all cousin who shows up to every family event and everyone just quietly tolerates him but secretly wishes he'd just go away. The vast majority of Scientologists in the business are people with no authority to greenlight projects or make deals. Hell, most of them are one hit wonders who are lucky to book a two episode guest spot on Two and a Half Men, let alone get a spec project made.
 
2013-07-11 11:48:57 PM
Maybe next all the people who were taken over by them on That 70s Show will leave.  That would be nice.
 
2013-07-11 11:54:13 PM
I just noticed this: omg.yahoo...

Really?
 
2013-07-11 11:57:47 PM
♫ fark L.Ron Hubbard and fark all his clones ♫
 
2013-07-11 11:59:59 PM
Heard a Scientology commercial on the radio a couple days ago, Membership drive?
 
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