Ortega's Underground Bunker

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Don Carlo
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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:37 pm

February made us shiver, but it was another Astounding month here in the Bunker, Dec. 22, 2016,
http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/22/februa ... he-bunker/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:59 pm

LAPD needs two more weeks to respond to Leah Remini about missing wife of Scientology leader, Dec. 23, 2016,
http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/23/lapd-n ... gy-leader/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:40 am

A Christmas Eve treat: Our man Down Under on Scientology’s antipodean troubles in 2016, Dec
24, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/24/our-ch ... s-in-2016/

From those who left, a special Christmas message for Scientology’s remaining members,
Dec. 25, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/25/from-p ... -memberts/

Why would an academic speak up for Scientology? Dr. Stephen Kent has an answer, Dec. 26, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/26/why-wo ... more-35646

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:12 pm

Scientology loses its best fundraiser at perhaps the worst possible time, Dec.26, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/27/scient ... more-35648

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:41 pm

After Steve Cannane’s big year writing about Scientology, we hit him up for a look back, Dec. 29, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/28/after- ... more-35650

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:22 pm

LEAKED AUDIO — Scientology’s New Year’s event 2017: ‘Welcome to Scientology forever!’ Dec. 31. 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/31/leaked ... y-forever/

Garcias file new motion asking judge to reject Scientology’s sham arbitration, Dec. 31, 2016, http://tonyortega.org/2016/12/30/garcia ... bitration/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:07 pm

Five years later: Debbie Cook’s indictment of Scientology under David Miscavige, annotated, Jan. 1, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/01/five-y ... annotated/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:18 am

David Miscavige has plenty of new Scientology buildings set to open in 2017, Jan. 2, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/02/david- ... n-in-2017/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:31 pm

Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: Aaron Smith-Levin on how families get so screwed up in Scientology, Jan. 3, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/03/tonigh ... ientology/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:33 am

Aaron Smith-Levin appears on ‘Leah Remini,’ hours later gets own Scientology attack site, Jan. 4, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/04/aaron- ... tack-site/

Scientology cash-in! Top church attorney puts her beach bungalow on market for $2.4 million, Jan. 5, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/05/scient ... 4-million/

Scientology’s disgusting secret: Young teens used to interrogate adults about their sex lives, Jan. 6, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/06/scient ... sex-lives/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:25 pm

Phil and Willie Jones launch a new effort for billboard about Scientology disconnection, Jan. 7, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/07/phil-a ... more-36801

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:51 pm

Talking to the FBI agent who canceled her talk at Scientology’s ‘mecca,’ Jan. 8, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/08/talkin ... more-36812

Readers discussed how Sea Org sometimes calls its workers "coins" when they trade them around. This trading around workers is a Scientology weak point. A Sea Org worker must sign a billion year contract with the legally non-existent Sea Org, which is useless in any lawsuit. But the worker also signs a second, legalese-heavy employment contract (the "regular staff contract,")* with their first Sea Org employer.

Let's say a worker signs a regular staff contract with Golden Era Productions, a legal entity that can sign paychecks. Golden Era is a division of the corporation Church of Scientology International (CSI). Let's say the worker is later transferred to Celebrity Centre International, which is legally separate from CSI. Is the staff contract valid now? Does the worker sign a new staff contract? Or does the worker still "belong" to Golden Era Productions? What entity will sign the paycheck after the transfer? Who does the worker sue for wage theft and abuse?

* The glaring weaknesses of both contracts are discussed at The Staff Contract - Scientology's Legal Out, viewtopic.php?f=9&t=140896
Court decisions have favored religious employers over their workers, citing "non-interference" in a religion, but I am hoping the courts will in the future use "equal treatment" and "contracts don't protect illegal acts" to rule for workers.

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:57 pm

L. Ron Hubbard’s writing about women that Scientology DOES want you to see! Jan. 9, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/09/l-ron- ... more-36830

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:56 pm

Tonight on ‘Leah Remini’: Once again, Scientology’s a horror show for the mentally ill, Jan. 10, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/10/tonigh ... tally-ill/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Last night’s family on ‘Leah Remini’ found themselves targeted by Scientology attack site, Jan. 11, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/11/last-n ... tack-site/

LAPD to Leah Remini on her records request about missing Scientology leader’s wife: ‘Go fish,’ Jan. 12, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/12/lapd-t ... e-go-fish/

DONE DEAL: Billboard contract signed for site near Scientology’s Los Angeles ‘Big Blue’ HQ, Jan. 13, 2017, http://tonyortega.org/2017/01/13/done-d ... ngeles-hq/

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