Village Voice: The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology

Discussion in 'Media' started by Sponge, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Not entirely true, AL. A regular poster to the Runnin' Scared Blog solved the puzzle, but insisted on remaining anonymous about it.
  2. AnonLover Member

    i didnt say someone failed to solve it, just meant that we anons failed to spot it.
  3. Anonymous Member

    In other words, Tony made it up and no one solved it?
  4. AnonLover Member

    no silly. Tony hid it and no one spotted it... word clear the geek/gamer meaning of "easter egg"

    it's not about who solves it (psssffttt... who cares really howev the link i posted was to it being solved). but rather, who finds it first. not to rain on TonyO's cleaver parade, but where was the fun in finding it once he had to tell us everyone missed it.
  5. Anonymous Member

    I know who solved it...It was Lamarr.
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  6. The Wrong Guy Member

    Published on Jul 15, 2012 by Eyes4theProfane

    A brilliant performance by the Great Grandson, Jamie DeWolf, of the Scientology Cult's founder Lafayette Ron Hubbard.

    Scientology is very dangerous. This isn't a 'Religion' to be taken lightly.
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  7. Thx for taking a strong stand against Scientology's horrendous abuses to their members and any who oppose it, Wrong Guy.

    That's 1 powerful video by Jamie Dewolfe, it is indeed a 'Religion' not to be taken lightly.
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  8. EyeOnSci Member

    That second video is simply outstanding.

    Jamie is one talented writer and performer.
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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    Jamie DeWolf, L. Ron Hubbard Descendant And Tourettes Without Regrets Founder, On The Mutants Of Art And Scientology (PHOTOS)

    So from Scientology to an artist… I was just on Inside Edition talking about Scientology. They asked me three times about "the one thing I would say to Katie Holmes."

    And your answer was? I said I'd apologize for what my great grandfather did and commend her for escaping while she still could.

    Were you raised in Scientology? I was not. My grandfather, L. Ron Hubbard Jr. [son of the founder with the same name], spent his entire life trying to get away from Scientology. I'm the only one in the family who will go on record and speak out against it.

    Why is that? My mother watched Scientology destroy both her grandfather's life and her father's. When I first started talking about it publicly they said I needed to be careful. I went on Snap Judgment to perform a story about it and it went viral. Immediately I had the church coming after me. They came to my house even though I didn't have a listed address, they posed as performers at shows and they hired private investigators. It was scary, scary stuff. It seems like a fun piece of trivia -- "Oh you're L. Ron Hubbard's great grandson, how crazy!" But it's not for people who lost 20 years of their lives to the lies of my great-grandfather and his brutally engineered confidence scam. It's devastating. But I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't let that quest consume me or my art.
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    From Facebook:

    Tony Ortega shared a link.

    Last year, we suggested that Jamie DeWolf, L. Ron Hubbard's great-grandson, had the potential to become a huge embarrassment to Scientology for his no-nonsense way of speaking about his famous ancestor. Now, that prediction seems to be coming true. We're happy to see that the CBS affiliate in the SF Bay Area, where Jamie resides, put up a full 12-minute raw video of its interview with DeWolf. And he does not hold back!

    Jamie DeWolf, L. Ron Hubbard Great-Grandson, Gaining More Notoriety for His Views on Scientology

    Article and videos:
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  11. I love Jamie DeWolf. One of my favourite raid videos is that SF one. (I love Sheila Huber in Sydney too for that matter. They are both adhoc and both brilliant). Eloquent exes make the most powerful speeches.
    For anyone who wants to watch them again:

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  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    L Ron Hubbard's Great Grandson Slams Scientology, Says Tom Cruise Is A ‘Victim’ Of The Church | Radar Online

    By Radar Staff

    Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s great grandson has called the enigmatic figure a “portly red-headed charismatic lying con-man pseudoscience self-help author.”

    And now that Jamie DeWolf’s gotten that off his chest he goes on to brand Tom Cruise, who is in the higher echelons of the controversial religion, as just a “golden mascot” for the organization.

    “Tom Cruise is another victim of the mirage that my great grandfather created around himself,” DeWolf told CBS5 News.

    He added that in his opinion Katie Holmes had to escape from Tom because “the more she saw behind the curtain the more horrified she probably was.”

    Jamie says that Scientology devastated his family and caused his grandfather, Ron DeWolf, to change his name when he finally left the group.

    “It destroyed and devoured both her grandfather and her father,” Jamie said about his mother who never discussed the church and added that although he never met L. Ron, his legacy has always impacted their lives.

    Twelve years ago, Jamie did a one-man show about his infamous relatives which became a YouTube hit – however, it was not so popular with the honchos from the church.

    “Within two to three days Scientologists were at my door with fake cover stories claiming that they were performers doing a show with me,” he said. “They had people following me, they were on me immediately.”

    Jamie slammed Scientology
    and called it a “pyramid scheme that sells secrets and they sell them under the guise of self-help.”

    Spokesperson for the church, Karin Pouw, released a statement saying that “despite his public representations and self-promotion, Mr. DeWolf is not knowledgeable about the Church of Scientology or its founder.”

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  13. The Wrong Guy Member

    Great Grandson Of L. Ron Hubbard Blasts Scientology

    Published on Jul 26, 2012 by Neillbradley1

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — The Church of Scientology is known for its famous followers and its reputation for secrecy. In an interview with CBS 5, the great grandson of the church's founder L. Ron Hubbard blasts Scientology, accusing it of destroying his family.

    You can't choose your family but Jamie DeWolf wishes he could. In fact he said he is putting himself in danger by just talking to CBS 5.

    De Wolf, who lives in the Bay Area, is the great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, a man he refers to as a "portly red-headed charismatic lying con-man pseudoscience self-help author."

    12-minute video:
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  14. Anonymous Member

    I would definitely put The Wrong Guy in the top 25 people crippling $cientology, keep it coming.
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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Thanks, but all I do is search and share, anonymously. It's great that it's appreciated, but it's really not in the same league as what the people on this list do.
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  16. Anonymous Member

    It is appreciated. You keep the fires hot and the kettle boiled. It's all good.
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  17. Anonymous Member

    You are a Hunter Gatherer (and sharer) of Information.

    Without Hunter Gatherers of your caliber, sharing, anonymously, the information you hunt and gather, Chanology would be dead in the water. Many thanks, for all that you do! <3
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  18. The Wrong Guy Member

    Hey - thanks.

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  20. Anonymous Member

    Without fresh intel and eager watchmen, as activists this project would be doomed to fail.

    Anti-scientology protesters are lucky that Anonymous has an abundance of keen eyes and sharp minds to focus the cause.

    To compliment a brave Anon in the context of crippling scientology can never be seen as a derail.

    If Anonymous had fake medals for a fake navy, or fake certificates like for a fake state of "clear" or "OT" nonsense, then they would be handed out to great fanfare to contributors such as The Wrong Guy.

    But Anonymous is not a cult, nor is WWP a place to cultivate egocentric reward schemes, or promote leadership or the power of censorship, given the task at hand. It is simply the method of Anonymous. And it is good, and it hurts the cult hard.
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  23. muldrake Member

    This kind of canned comment from Karin Pouw is always richly ironic, as the least knowledgeable people in the world about Scientology are active cultists, and especially their spokesholes.
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  24. Random guy Member

    Ah, this story seem to sprout legs!
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  25. RightOn Member

    "Spokesperson for the church, Karin Pouw, released a statement saying that “despite his public representations and self-promotion, Mr. DeWolf is not knowledgeable about the Church of Scientology or its founder.”

    wow! rush Jamie to the burn unit on that one! LOL!
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  26. Anonymous Member

    The update list would have included Katie, and Cruise's rank should be raised to 2nd or 1st. Who can hit the CoS twice so hard? The leaked video started it all, and the Katie divorce could end it all.
  27. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology ex speaks about being OUT 12 Years now

    Published on Aug 2, 2012 by ToryMagoo44

    Each years I've done a recap of what has happened from escaping out of Scientology, up to the present. This year, more than any other year, things are ROLLING.

    Here are a few links I mentioned:

    Me on OT 7 in 1990's (20 years ago)

    Alexander Jentzsch's Memorial by his Mother, Karen DeLaCarriere

    Narconon Deaths (2 of the 4)

    Magoo Left the Building: (see the comments, too)!topic/alt.religion.scientology/-_hyLMcevZI
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  28. Random guy Member

    She's hard not to like.
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  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here are two new videos from Mark Bunker:

    Scientology: Kristi Wachter

    Published on Aug 4, 2012 by XENUTV

    Kristy was one of my favorite critics of Scientology. Bright and articulate, she routinely protested in bright red pajamas. She has retired from the fight but before doing so she spent years combing through Scientology publications to compile a database of Scientology course completions which continues to aid researchers.

    Scientology: The OT Panel

    Published on Aug 4, 2012 by XENUTV

    Four ex-Scientologists who reached the upper levels of the group speak out about their experiences in Scientology. Featuring Peter Alexander, Tory Christman and Greg & Debra Barnes.
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  30. Anonymous Member

    Four extraordinarily courageous people!

    Thanks, TWG! A Gem from Mark Bunker!
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  31. The Wrong Guy Member

    Movie Night at Scientology's New York "Org": The Village Voice Gets Proselytized!

    By Tony Ortega - Sunday, August 5, 2012


    The image you see here means a lot to us at the underground bunker, where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related. And on this lazy Sunday morning, we hope you'll indulge us as we attempt to explain what it represents.

    Andreas Heldal-Lund, meet Chill EB.

    Chill, meet the devil.

    Back in 2001, I got to write one of my favorite all-time stories about Scientology, a story that described how a woman in Southern California who considered a man living in Norway to be the devil actually came to know him, and his kind words allowed her to admit to herself that she had grave doubts about her church.

    Tory Christman's subsequent public defection from Scientology was a very dramatic moment in the pre-Anonymous world of online debate about the church. And until I wrote my story, few people really understood what part had been played by Andreas Heldal-Lund, who owned a website called "Operation Clambake."

    Both Tory and Andreas ended up on last year's Top 25 People Crippling Scientology. Tory for the way she has continued to be among the most active of ex-Scientologists who bring the church's alleged abuses to light. And Andreas for how much Operation Clambake proved to be a key resource for Scientology researchers, and remained online despite the church's repeated attempts to have it pulled down.

    More than a decade since that story, I finally got the chance to meet Heldal-Lund for the first time when he visited New York City last week.

    He came by the offices of the Voice, where I snapped this photo...


    He turned out to be as humble as I'd found him on e-mail -- he downplayed what he'd been through battling Scientology's attorneys, saying that Zenon Panoussis (in Sweden) and Karin Spaink (in the Netherlands) had been through far worse.

    Heldal-Lund was in town for a brief vacation before he and his fellow delegates were heading to Montreal for a meeting of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. I asked to meet his friends, and then the five of us went for a stroll away from their Times Square Hotel.

    And soon found ourselves outside Scientology's fancy org on 46th Street.

    Was it planned? I can only say that Andreas and I weren't really paying much attention as his friends led us right to the place. It was just a happy accident, and so Andreas and I pulled out our cameras to take a few fun photos.

    And that's when one of the workers at the org insisted on getting into the act. The African-American woman, who had been operating a table outside the building, pulled us together to take a photo of the four of us -- with Andreas, his friend, and me -- and after several tries, she managed to get the shot.

    The photo taken, she then invited us inside to see a film.

    Well, how could we refuse.

    More at
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    It's kind of a funny story, the way Tony O. writes it laves me the impression that such an org will be something of the past soon.
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  36. The Wrong Guy Member

    The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology - 2012 Edition

    #25: Xenu

    #24: Kate Bornstein

    #23: Lisa Marie Presley

    #22: Dani and Tami Lemberger

    #21: John Brousseau

    #20: Jamie DeWolf

    #19: Jefferson Hawkins

    #18: Amy Scobee

    #17: Marc and Claire Headley
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  37. Anonymous Member

    Lower down in the article, hilarity!~

    David Miscavige seems to enjoy flying in for the photo opportunities that come with opening a new building. We couldn't help point out that he almost always ends up being shot standing in the same exact position, whether it's in Seattle or Nashville, as in the following two photos.


    he posed in his usual style at the Jaffa opening, but surrounded by signs in Hebrew, he remembered to read things right to left...

  38. Anonymous Member

  39. and with the same phony smile
  40. eddieVroom Member

    Looks like somebody who's trained not to give anything away through body language.
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