Jeffrey Augustine Blog Posts and Vids

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Guest post: 20 reasons the Church of Scientology is a cult and a fraud

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, May 7, 2015

    One of the many things the Church of Scientology has done as a reaction to Alex Gibney’s documentary, Going Clear, is to post numerous letters it wrote to Gibney and HBO in the lead-up to the film’s release, as well as in its aftermath.

    Collected at the website of its propaganda magazine, Freedom, the letters vary in their interest for us. But one of them is really something to behold. It’s a long exegesis by one of Scientology’s longest-serving and most notable attorneys, Eric M. Lieberman (pictured).

    Lieberman’s letter is addressed to two of HBO’s attorneys, and was sent on March 19, six days after Going Clear debuted in theaters for its short run in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to qualify it for Oscar consideration. (A little birdie tells us that the movie is going to get another theater run in the Fall, so Scientology has that to look forward to — and you heard it here first.)

    In his letter, Lieberman “strongly urges” HBO to drop its “sponsorship” of the film, and Lieberman points out that he’s successfully represented the church in court disputes over the past 40 years. (As legal threats go, this thing is not really very menacing.) Then, Lieberman says that HBO went wrong by basing its film on Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear, which starts out on the wrong premise, according to Lieberman.

    Mr. Wright’s book proceeds from a fundamentally biased and indefensible premise: that there is a “widespread assumption that Scientology is a cult and a fraud.” (Going Clear, pg. xii.)

    What Lieberman leaves out of that quote is the first part of Wright’s actual sentence: “Obviously, there is an enduring appeal that survives the widespread assumption that Scientology is a cult and a fraud.” In other words, Wright was interested in what continues to draw some people into the group, and its bad reputation was in place long before Wright came along to pen his book.

    But those niceties didn’t fit Lieberman’s mission, which was to convince HBO that Wright was hopelessly biased against an organization that was, in fact, a “bona fide world religion.”

    For several thousand words, Lieberman then reviews the slings and arrows faced by Scientology over its history as it strove to be considered one of the world’s mainstream religions. Along the way, we get some real gems:

    — “Scientology and Scientologists have been subject to the modern day equivalent of inquisitions, witch hunts, and heresy trials.”

    — “Anti-Scientology efforts have been stirred up by invented charges and accusations from a few disaffected former Scientologists typically wishing to take over the church themselves or to create a counter-Scientology church.”

    — “It is indisputable that Scientology is a widely recognized world religion and has been victorious in the face of 20th century persecution.”

    Scientology victorious: That’s definitely the impression that church leader David Miscavige likes to give to his followers, and we have little doubt that Lieberman’s lengthy dissertation was written more for Miscavige’s benefit than anyone else’s.

    And now, friend to the Underground Bunker and regular contributor Jeffrey Augustine has sent us his response to Lieberman’s letter. Augustine argues that not only is Scientology not a bona fide worldwide religion, but that there’s plenty of real evidence to back up the “assumption” Lieberman denied — that Scientology is in fact a cult and a fraud.

    A note for those readers who will be surprised to see the c-word at the Underground Bunker. It’s true that your proprietor avoids the word, as we made very clear in a recent appearance at HuffPost Live. But in this case, it was Lieberman who made an issue of it, and we think Jeffrey gives it back to him very effectively.

    So, without further ado, we’re turning over today’s post to Jeff:

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  2. RightOn Member

    only 20? :D
  3. RightOn Member

    not to derail….. but this one stuck out to me
    16. Fraud: In exchange for money, the Church of Scientology has long promised its members miraculous spiritual powers it cannot actually deliver.

    Indies do the same, right?
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  4. Yeah, just like Karen de la Carriere auditing Ls, NOTS and other Hubbard stuff ....
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    Guest post: Five extreme examples of hypocrisy in Scientology’s ‘Freedom’ magazine

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, May 14, 2015

    Last week went so well, we have another list put together by Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine. This time, he takes a look at Scientology’s propaganda magazine, Freedom, which has gone under a transformation lately.

    For several years, Freedom only came out every year or so, whenever Scientology leader David Miscavige had another target that needed tarring, whether it was the St. Petersburg Times, Anderson Cooper, or the New Yorker.

    Comical in their vitriol, these issues backfired badly on the church — we’ve talked to many former members who said reading one of these clownish publications was so startling and the magazine was so obviously filled with falsehoods, it made them begin to look for the first time for the real story outside Scientology and helped them begin their journeys back into the modern world.

    But after one of the goofiest issues ever, which featured a caricature of former church executive Mark “Marty” Rathbun and the rest of his “Posse of Lunatics,” the magazine went dark for more than a year. Then, in September 2013 we learned that it had hired a new editor. But John Sugg was apparently only going to run the “Florida edition” of the publication, and it became extremely dull, filled with Scientology’s fake concern about drugs and “human rights.” So much for Freedom, we thought.

    But then we noticed that a call had been made for editors and writers to staff up a newsroom in Los Angeles. What was Miscavige up to? With Alex Gibney’s documentary Going Clear on its way, was Scientology manning up for a major campaign against the film? Well, yes and no. We’ve seen that Scientology has used Freedom‘s website to post a campaign against the film, with inane smear videos and lots and lots of earnest lawyer letters.

    The new international edition of Freedom itself, with its new editor in chief, Jennifer Lankheim, began coming out a few months ago, and it’s really something. Earnest. Serious. Concerned about the Issues Of The Day. Whew. (The website keeps Lankheim’s magazine separate from the smear stuff about Alex Gibney and the people who appeared in Going Clear. Appearances, y’all.)

    Still, Lankheim manages to get in a quote from L. Ron Hubbard here and there, because you know she doesn’t want to find out what would happen if she forgot. Anyway, while Freedom‘s print version is pretending to stick up for civil rights and ignores all of Scientology’s controversies, Augustine sent us this list of headlines from its April issue which demonstrate that the magazine in its new incarnation is staggeringly hypocritical. We think you’ll enjoy it.

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  6. sceptical Member

    if sea org members sign billion year contracts who is the contract with? the Sea Org or Scientology?
  7. RightOn Member

    it's with their brain
    All part of the mind fuck that they will be continuing their work through many reincarnations
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  8. sceptical Member

    but legally, is the contract worth the paper it is wrote on or does it have some substance?
  9. RightOn Member

    the Sea org can really us the toilet paper :p
    I think the only thing that may hold some water in court is the word "volunteer" on the "contract".
    I may be wrong, i can''t remember what it exactly says off hand
    I think all scilons sign a contract and promise not to sue the COS too? Again I many be wrong.
    But I don't think it matters, hence all the court cases.
    Freeloader debt can not legally be inforced.
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    20 questions about Scientology — with answers that get to the center of a dying movement

    Contributor Jeffrey Augustine has put together another list for us, and this one gets to the heart of the matter — what, legally, is the Church of Scientology, and how is it still a thing?

    We think you’ll enjoy this exegesis as Jeff takes us step by step through this examination of how the church exists, on paper at least, as it goes through one of its most difficult periods.

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    If the Sea Org doesn’t legally exist, how does it run Scientology?

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, June 5, 2015

    Last week, Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine began explaining to us the essential structure of the fiction known as “the Church of Scientology.” This week, he dives even deeper, examining how the Sea Org really runs things even though it doesn’t exist, legally. Confused? That’s exactly the point. Scientology’s byzantine internal structure was intended to make it difficult to follow lines of responsibility as a defense against lawsuits or government investigations. But sense can be made of things, and we’re fortunate that Jeffrey has this stuff down cold.

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    Augustine: How L. Ron Hubbard devised Scientology’s most diabolical legal mechanisms

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, June 11, 2015

    Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine continues his dynamite series excavating Scientology’s hidden structure. This week, he puts together several lines of evidence to show L. Ron Hubbard was responsible for the church’s most nefarious plots against is own members.

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  13. Random guy Member

    The latest one is well worth reading.
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  14. RightOn Member

    but yet Indies are still into Scientology and are still auditing.
  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Scientology’s slush fund: Jeffrey Augustine takes apart the fictions of the IAS

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, June 18, 2015

    We’re privileged again to have another contribution from Jeffrey Augustine, who continues his deep dive into the underlying legal structures of the Church of Scientology. Today he looks at the fundraising arm of the movement, the IAS, that takes in so much money for the use of David Miscavige. How, exactly, does the IAS work?

    Nothing is ever as it seems in the Church of Scientology. In this installment, we go deeper in deconstructing the Church’s labyrinthine legal system. As previously discussed, the “Church of Scientology” is simply a term of convenience used to refer to all of the legally separate churches in the Scientology franchise system.

    As a term of convenience, the “Church of Scientology” can have no members. As we also covered, David Miscavige and his lawyers secretly told the IRS, “there is no such organization as the Sea Organization.” The term “Sea Org” is merely a phrase referring to Church staff members who have signed a pledge to serve Scientology for one billion years.

    Because the “Church of Scientology” can have no members and the Sea Org does not legally exist, how do Scientologists fit into the picture? The startling answer is that Scientologists do not actually belong to any kind of Church whatsoever. Scientologists – public and staff alike – must join an unincorporated membership association where they have no voice and no vote in Church affairs. This association is called the International Association of Scientologists or “IAS.”

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  16. JohnnyRUClear Member

    Sci-tool lolyer Eric Lieberman:


    This photo desperately needs a menacing DM awkwardly close to Lieberman's head. Where is FreakE420 when we need him??
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    Augustine: Taking a hard look at Scientology’s slush fund, the unlicensed and unregulated IAS

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, June 29, 2015

    We’ve been on the road with our appearance yesterday in Clearwater, but thankfully, our friend Jeffrey Augustine sent in another of his deep dives into the weird world of Scientology infrastructure. Take us down the rabbit hole again, Jeff.
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    Scientology’s billion-dollar slush fund, its slick operators, and how it gets around regulation

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, July 3, 2015

    Prepare for Jeffrey Augustine to blow your mind as he takes us on another deep dive into Scientology’s finances, this time laying bare the IAS slush fund even more than he did last time. We think you’ll find this is Jeff’s best piece yet!
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    How Scientology’s 1970s infiltration scandal led to the creation of its IAS slush fund

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, July 3, 2015

    We have another fun dive into Scientology history courtesy of correspondent Jeffrey Augustine. And this time, he’s starting out with a subject dear to us, the notorious burglarizing of federal government offices in the 1970s, an audacious operation Scientology called the “Snow White Program.” We love the 70s, Jeff! Take it away.
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    The Surviving Scientology podcast: Growing up in the Age of Miscavige

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, July 17, 2015

    Jeffrey Augustine is back with another podcast. We asked him to provide a synopsis.

    Aaron Smith-Levin is a second-generation Scientologist who grew up in the David Miscavige era. Aaron spent virtually all his time after school in the Philadelphia Org where his mother worked. By age 12, Aaron was an outer org trainee at Flag training for the original Golden Age of Tech. By age 15, Aaron returned to the Philadelphia Org to work as supervisor.
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    Do Scientologists consider L. Ron Hubbard God? Part Two of the Aaron Smith-Levin podcast

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, July 18, 2015

    Jeffrey Augustine continues with part two of his podcast with Aaron Smith-Levin. He sent us this synopsis…

    In Part 2, Aaron Smith-Levin continues his fascinating and wide-ranging excursion into the world of Scientology from the eyes of a Sea Org member. Aaron opens by describing how he realized that the highly dysfunctional operating conditions of the six Los Angeles Orgs are a reflection of the same dysfunctional conditions at Int Base.

    Aaron then shockingly describes how Flag “handled” the medical emergency that befell a long term Scientologist who was routing into Flag. Aaron and I then segue into a discussion of Flag Land Base and its highly adverse reaction to any Scientologist who originates in session having contacted extraterrestrials. This is a strange part of Scientology because Hubbard taught extensively about alien races and how Earth itself is a dumping ground for aliens. Nevertheless, any Scientologist who discusses extraterrestrials, angels, or demons may not be allowed onto the upper levels. Conversely, Scientologists can only discuss Scientology-brand body thetans as the Church can monetize these metaphysical entities. The “BT restricted” cosmology created by L. Ron Hubbard fundamentally locks Scientologists into a strict Scientology-centric worldview and this becomes a fundamentalist identity. We then compare and contrast the Christianity and Scientology in terms of how their respective adherents insist upon universalizing their subjective experiences.
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  22. RightOn Member

    not to derail.....
    but just have to ask. The term "your proprieter" used all the time now by Tony O?
    Is that a joke? or is he serious?
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    When Jesse Prince sec-checked David Miscavige: A Scientology interrogation for the ages

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, August 1, 2015

    We recently saw Jesse Prince in Toronto, and we were struck by how healthy he looked. If you’ve followed his blog, you know that the former high-ranking Scientology executive struggled through cancer treatments which at one point had nearly destroyed his spine. But now, he’s looking great, and he’s back on the scene. He sat down with frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine recently to talk about his days working at Scientology’s secretive international headquarters. We asked Jeff for a synopsis, and he sent us this:

    Jesse Prince was in the Church of Scientology from 1976 to 1992. After extensive training at Scientology’s “Flag” spiritual headquarters in Cleawater, Florida, Jesse became a “Class IX” auditor. Jesse was then ordered by L. Ron Hubbard to report to Scientology’s secretive international management headquarters near Hemet, California, Gold Base, to serve as the staff auditor. In this capacity Jesse became auditor to the man who would take over for Hubbard, David Miscavige.

    In this interview, Jesse recounts being ordered by Hubbard to do a “sec check” — a security check, or intense interrogation — on Miscavige. Hubbard also had another rising young executive, Pat Broeker, sec checked. Did Hubbard doom himself when he ordered Miscavige and Broeker sec checked?


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    Why no one should ever believe anything said by Scientology Sea Org or staff members

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, August 9, 2015

    Jeffrey Augustine is back with another delicious dive into Scientology’s own policies and documents. In this case, he’s looking at Scientology’s own statements about whether you should ever believe a word they say.

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    A revealing look inside the warped ‘kingdom’ of Scientology leader David Miscavige

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, August 22, 2015

    Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back with another fun dive into Scientology’s own publications and documents to show us what Scientology promises, and what it actually delivers:

    Issue 149 of Scientology’s Impact magazine, the official magazine of the International Association of Scientologists (IAS), repeats a hackneyed old IAS cliché: The IAS is “Guaranteeing Mankind’s Freedom.” As the leading IAS member, David Miscavige is given the cover of Impact and is shown doing his best at a recent event to guarantee that freedom for mankind.

    Inside, we learn that the IAS is a “kingdom,” which makes Miscavige its mighty king.


    In addition to guaranteeing mankind’s freedom, what else does IAS King Miscavige and his legions stand for? What do they represent?

    We turn to additional pages of this recent Impact magazine for answers.

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  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    We want to thank Jeffrey Augustine for sending us his latest podcast, a really great interview with Bill Franks. Bill was once the ED Int — the Executive Director International — one of the highest positions in Scientology. We talked to Bill for our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, and he provided some really fascinating first-hand material. He says he personally went through documents showing how much Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard had it in for Paulette Cooper. The resources expended by Scientology to try and destroy her certainly do attest to that.

    Now, Jeff does an excellent job talking to Bill about his own personal journey in the organization. Jeff has also given us a short description of it.

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    Church of Scientology former Executive Director Bill Franks on Hubbard, Miscavige 1/3

    Published by SurvivingScientology on September 24, 2015

    Church of Scientology former Executive Director International Bill Franks discusses L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige.

    This is a knockout video with a lot of data never previously released.
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    Jeffrey Augustine interviews Aaron Smith-Levin

    Published by SurvivingScientology on October 4, 2015

    A summary from Jeff: “What is the ‘Clear Cognition’ and why is it so confidential in the Church of Scientology? In this wide-ranging podcast, former Sea Org member Aaron Smith-Levin discusses Scientology’s controversial Freeloader bills, the confidential Clear Cognition, and the fact that all Scientologists are taught to unquestionably believe that L. Ron Hubbard was the reincarnation of Buddha come back to finish his work.

    This podcast has two companion documents: 1. Aaron and his wife’s Freeloader Bill totaling $129,344.27 itemized on an Excel spreadsheet. This documents offers a fascinating look at some of the odd courses for which the Church charges Sea Org members. Examples: $500 each for the Sea Org etiquette course and the Sea Org grooming course. 2. Aaron’s petition to reduce his wife’s Freeloader Debt by deducting Non-Bridge courses.”
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  31. RightOn Member

    So DM is still wearing his wedding band in the cover of that magazine eh?
  32. The Wrong Guy Member

    Church of Scientology former Executive Director International Bill Franks 2/5

    Uploaded by SurvivingScientology on November 5, 2015

    Bill Franks shares a remarkable incident when L Ron Hubbard tells David Mayo and himself that people depart Scientology Inc because of upsets *NOT* because of transgressions or harmful acts "overts" which is absolutely backbone theory of all of Scientology. There are more stories, more important history.
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    Jeffrey Augustine: Just a friendly reminder — Scientology prices are outrageous

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, November 14, 2015

    Frequent contributor Jeffrey Augustine is back with another look at Scientology and money. Recently, the Netherlands upheld a legal decision to deny Scientology tax exempt status, and one of the reasons given was that it made no sense to the Dutch that a “church” would be charging such exorbitant rates. Can you imagine a court in the US similarly making such an obvious conclusion? Anyway, that gave us the excuse to remind people just what Scientology charges for its services. Take it away, Jeff.

    For the Church of Scientology, the year 2015 has proven to be a monster earthquake that generated a tsunami of entheta. The major shocks of that temblor include:

    — HBO’s Going Clear and its subsequent three-Emmy sweep
    The Unbreakable Miss Lovely by Tony Ortega
    — The London premier of Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie
    Troublemaker by Leah Remini

    Rather than addressing the facts presented in these books and documentaries, Scientology has predictably responded by engaging in its usual tactics:

    — Character assassination directed against those who expose the abuses of the Church of Scientology
    — Propagandistic claims that “bigots” and “bitter defrocked apostates” are attacking the Scientology religion
    — A recitation of Scientology’s sprawling real estate portfolio
    — Baseless and undocumented claims of Scientology’s “greatest ever “expansion
    — Grandiose tributes to leader David Miscavige as the driving force of an imaginary “Scientology Renaissance”

    The current legal problems faced by the Church of Scientology include, but are not limited to:

    Monique Rathbun v. The Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, et al
    — Dozens of lawsuits against the Narconon drug rehab network
    — A criminal fraud trial against Scientology ongoing in Belgium
    — The recent upholding of the denial of tax exemption in The Netherlands

    In its present PR crisis it is worth taking note of the fact that the Church of Scientology is assiduously avoiding any mention of how much money Scientology services actually cost.

    The figures are staggering.

    In 2007, I posted what I believe to be the last publicly mailed American price list issued by Flag Land Base. After this list went viral, the US Church of Scientology stopped public mailings of price lists for services.

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  35. White Tara Global Moderator

    Mystery solved

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  36. And you are an Ass

    Come at me

    EDIT: David Miscavige rims my asshole. Hey David Miscavige, are you scared to take me up.

    You have NO balls
  37. 179

    Karen#1 makes most of her money selling cartoon prints:


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  38. I wonder how much from the $150K she has paid back yet. If she doesn't she could go to jail.

    Anyone has access to public records so we can check?
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  39. Intelligence Member

    I'm confident I'll be back soon better than ever. The following, with photo taken today,
    has me back up on my feet.


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  40. David Miscavige quit humping this thread plox
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