Ortega's Underground Bunker

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Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm

DENIED: Los Angeles judge rejects Scientology’s latest delay tactic in forced-abortion case, June 9, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/09/denie ... tion-case/

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:11 pm

Stacy Francis goes to Washington: Are we witnessing another Scientology political op? June 19, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/19/stacy ... itical-op/

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:07 pm

Scientologists charged with Medi-Cal insurance fraud will stand trial on August 28, June 20, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/20/scien ... more-48177

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Opportunity missed: What Erika Christensen should have been asked about Scientology, June 21, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/21/oppor ... more-48181

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Why we think nutty Las Vegas councilwoman Michele Fiore might be a Scientologist, June 22, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/22/why-w ... ntologist/

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Post by Don Carlo » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:58 pm

Scientology and celebs: ‘Miscavige had several of us catering to Tom Cruise behind the scenes’, June 23, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/23/scien ... he-scenes/

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Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:09 pm

Did a little sunlight send Scientologists scattering for cover? An international update, June 25, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/25/did-a ... al-update/


VIDEO: ‘Chicago Fire’ star Christian Stolte’s tribute to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, June 26, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/26/video ... n-hubbard/

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Wieber » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Don Carlo wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Did a little sunlight send Scientologists scattering for cover? An international update, June 25, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/06/25/did-a ... al-update/
Near the bottom of the page for that posting, there's a video with a picture of the Scientology grade chart that has had the border and heading colored.

This reminds me of the time a few of us were taken off post (gonna be downstats) and sent to man a Scientology booth at a psychic fair. This was not a successful action it turns out. Other cults had booths there, too. Hare Krishna, and another back-to-nature cult had ones. The Process Church and Ekankar, two off shoots and enemies of Scientology also had booths there. I didn't know anything much about Ekankar at the time, or that it was very much based on Scientology and considered a squirrel group. (It still exists, and there are a two Ekankar locations where I am, where Scientology has a small one.

Grade chart. Ekankar also has a grade chart. They had it on display at the psychic fair. I never got close enough to it to read it and compare it with the Scientology one but it was very much laid out like the Scientology grade chart. The difference was that the Ekankar grade chart was many colored, instead of Scientology's plain old red on white. I call it the Ekankar grade chart because I don't know what it's called in Ekankar and I lack a better term for it.

Now I'm going to see if Ross and Carrie have done an investigation into Ekankar so I can find out more about it and how it compares to Scientology. I kind of doubt that they have because they never mentioned it when they did their exploration into Scientology. If they haven't looked into it. I hope they do. If you're reading this and you have Ross and Carrie's ear, please suggest they investigate Ekankar.


Postscript

Steven Hassan pointed out that when discussing a cult, cult members have defenses and barriers built in to block criticism of their own cult. But when a cult that isn't their own is discussed they have no defense and no filter for that. The information goes in and comparisons with their cult and the one they're not a part of are unavoidable. For that reason, discussing other cults, such as and including Ekankar is a good method to reach cult members to get them to see how they are being exploited to their detriment.
“Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”
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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:14 am

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:43 pm

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Post by Don Carlo » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:20 pm

It’s ‘Declare your Independence of Scientology Day’ here again at the Underground Bunker, July 4, 2018, https://tonyortega.org/2018/07/04/its-d ... nd-bunker/

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Post by Don Carlo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:56 pm

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Re: Ortega's Underground Bunker

Post by Don Carlo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:24 am

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