Durban Ideal Org Fundraisers Will Never End

Pity the poor Durban, South Africa org. They lost the previous org building, but managed to purchase and restore what appears to be a very nice little org, below.

But this is not an ideal org, it’s nowhere close to 50,000 square feet. Our rough estimate is 15,000, and to be a Scientologist these days you have to support Ideal Orgs of at least 50,000 square feet. Today Durban held a fundraiser (top) with remote control toy cars, a checkered flag and a Scientologist wearing a tin foil hat in order to raise money to buy and restore an Ideal Org, artists conception below. Fourteen in the photo, plus the cameraman means fifteen people trying to raise enough money to buy a 50,000 square foot building, when they just finished renovations in April on their new, non-ideal org. Some individuals in the photo are probably poorly paid staff members. We think Durban will be having Ideal Org fundraisers for a long time to come.

Florida Sheriffs Association Commends Scientology Group

The Florida Sheriffs Association presented this certificate of appreciation to Consumer Energy Solutions for a Drug Free World for their work to defeat Proposition 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana in the state. We follow Scientology front groups closely, but this is a new one on us. We know the Foundation for a Drug Free World, which has largely taken over from Narconon as the drug education arm of Scientology. We also know Consumer Energy Solutions, a Clearwater based company that works in deregulated states to assist businesses in finding less expensive electricity suppliers.

Florida Sheriffs Association
in appreciation of
Consumer Energy Solutions for a Drug Free World

The Florida Sheriffs Association appreciates your dedication to the Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot Coalition. Floridians are grateful to have professionals like you who work every day to ensure the health and well-being of our state. Thank you for your extraordinary efforts towards educating our citizenry about the dangers of marijuana legalization and for being a member of the Don’t Let Florida Go To Pot Coalition.

Steve Casey, Executive Director
Florida Sheriffs Association

Sheriff Grady Judd
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

The top two officers of CEC are CEO Patrick Clouden and President Jim Mathers, both known as “whales” for their large contributions to Scientology.

Patrick Clouden is involved in The Foundation for a Drug Free World, Applied Scholastics, the World Literacy Crusade, and in a letter to the St. Petersburg Times on January 16, 2000, Clouden wrote in opposition to the Lisa McPherson Trust in Clearwater, and its founder, Bob Minton. “I would never ask Minton for help or advice on ethics. That would be like asking Hitler about the Jewish religion.”

Jim Mathers (pronounced MAY-thurs) is also involved in drug education, as well as The Way to Happiness, but is best known around the world for his work with WISE – The World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. He received a special recognition at the 2014 Model of Admin Know-How awards, and he is a frequent speaker at WISE conventions on the Freewinds, in Russia, Mexico and Taiwan.

Update:

Above is a photo of (left to right) Lynn Posyton, a Scientologist and Director of Community Relations at Consumer Energy Solutions, Tanesha Williams, Communications Coordinator for the Florida Sheriffs Association and Jessica Spencer, Project Director for the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition. Williams is presenting Community Energy Services with a commendation for joining the Florida Sheriffs Association Coalition, an organization that is not listed on their web site.

The Way to Happiness For Your Wedding Guests

Nothing makes your wedding a special day like giving your guests the gift of Scientology. Scientologists are encouraged to order the booklet The Way to Happiness with a customized cover for holidays, company events or photos of themselves. But this is the first wedding-themed Way to Happiness we have seen.

Flag Graduation Stats

Statistics from last night’s graduation at Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.

546 on SRD
28 completed SRD this week
113 on Student Hat
14 Clears was made this week
2,000 hours of Cause Resurgence RD
25 CRRD completion this week
26 Super Power Completion
78,000 Solo Auditing session since GAT2
9 New start on OTVII this week.

Quito, Ecuador Graduation Night – Black and White

The Quito, Ecuador Mission held its graduation last night, and we have a rare look inside a South American Scientology group. If Scientology is expanding anywhere, it might be in Mexico and South America. We had no idea they could attract this many people on a Friday night. Also, empanadas and cola are $3 US, since Ecuador has used the dollar as its official currency since 2000.




Scientologists Protest For Kerri Kasem

Scientologists protested in Los Angeles’ Grand Park today in support of Kerri Kasem. Grand Park is adjacent to the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the Hall of Justice, the United States District Court and City Hall, so we suspect there is a hearing today in one of these buildings in the dispute over the estate and remains of Kasem’s father, radio personality Casey Kasem. From left to right, Joy Villa, unknown, Tim Sabatino, Sandra Santiago, the rest unknown. The signs read Investigate Casey’s Case. Stop Elder Abuse.

Kerri (below) is a Scientologist, but the case seems to have little to do with Scientology itself, other than some comments by the other party in the dispute – Casey’s wife Jean Kasem.

More details on the background of the dispute are available on The Underground Bunker, and QC Magazine.

Update: We found another photo of the event, with Kasem at the podium for a press conference. The photo was posted by Scientologist Amrapali Ambegaokar.

Photo from Scientologist Kimberly Quigley:

The protest was held at LA County Superior Court, 210 West Temple Street in Los Angeles to urge the police to prosecute Jean Kasem for elder abuse of Kasey Kasem.



Below are protesters (left to right) David Haines, Nathanaelle Couture, unknown, Bayou Bennett, Sandra Santiago, Daniel Lir and Tim Sabatino. At the press conference, Kerri Kasem said “Eventually we all get old and we need the type of care that will ensure our greatest survival.” That quote sounds perfectly normal to Scientologists.