Scientology Mocked at the South Pole: Now That's Cold

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We continue to work very hard on some upcoming stories; in the meantime, we have this interesting image from the bottom of the world. I found it here. I have no information on it -- it might be months or years old, for all I know.

I only know this: I want to hear from this person, so that here at Runnin' Scared, we can add another continent to our worldwide web of Scientology watchers!

We've received tips from plenty of watchers in North America, Europe, and Australia, and a few from Asia. We'd love to pick up some tipsters from Africa and South America. Surely there's something going on at your local org there!

Remember: watch the skies!



The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology
#1: L. Ron Hubbard
#2: David Miscavige
#3: Marty Rathbun
#4: Tom Cruise
#5: Joe Childs and Tom Tobin
#6: Anonymous
#7: Mark Bunker
#8: Mike Rinder
#9: Jason Beghe
#10: Lisa McPherson
#11: Nick Xenophon (and other public servants)
#12: Tommy Davis (and other hapless church executives)
#13: Janet Reitman (and other journalists)
#14: Tory Christman (and other noisy ex-Scientologists)
#15: Andreas Heldal-Lund (and other old time church critics)
#16: Marc and Claire Headley, escapees of the church's HQ
#17: Jefferson Hawkins, the man behind the TV volcano
#18: Amy Scobee, former Sea Org executive
#19: The Squirrel Busters (and the church's other thugs and goons)
#20: Trey Parker and Matt Stone (and other media figures)
#21: Kendrick Moxon, attorney for the church
#22: Jamie DeWolf (and other L. Ron Hubbard family members)
#23: Ken Dandar (and other attorneys who litigate against the church)
#24: David Touretzky (and other academics)
#25: Xenu, galactic overlord


Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he's been writing about Scientology at several publications.

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Old OT7
Old OT7

"Mind Control Made Easy" on YouTube.  In 12 minutes this covers scientology as well as other cults.  It cuts right to the core of brainwashing.

ScientologyAdvocateMarkMiglio
ScientologyAdvocateMarkMiglio

Please join our crusade.  You too can protest.

If you are interested in the story of Scientology, this is not the blog to read.  I would ask you to consider the possibility that there is an anonymous circle of public commentators who write for this blog that have mentally imprisoned the author, Tony Ortega, into some sort of matrix that has the earmarks of a covert, hypnotic brainwashing operation.  It is for this reason that I protest. 

We can be thankful that there is a like-minded community of spiritual people that resist the conduct of individuals, groups, and organizations that toil daily to discredit or destroy all good people and decent organizations. 

Today this anonymous circle endeavors to discredit Scientology; tomorrow they may very well succeed in tearing down your religion. 

If you have become concerned or upset after reading any part of Ortega’s article or the comments in this section, here, you will find numerous sincere people with whom you can talk to and address your concerns at any Scientology church, mission, or Dianetics center.  You may find it more convenient to send an email query at our premier website:  Scientology . Org.  You can send a written request for information to the Office of Special Affairs, or any staff member at our local organizations, or to the International Executive Director at the Church of Scientology International, 6331 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA  90028.  You are invited to tour any church, peruse our books, and attend an evening lecture or Sunday Service.  Free introductory courses are available at: Volunteer Ministers . Org.  Local public libraries usually carry Dianetics and Scientology books or eBooks in their systems.  When in Hollywood, you can visit the L. Ron Hubbard Exhibition Center on Hollywood Boulevard.  I am not a staff member but I will do my best to provide you with any gentle advice and simple answers that you may need and want at: Scientology Advocate @ gmail . Com

Henry Miller
Henry Miller

Antartica is the first ideal continent!0 orgs and 0 Scientologists.

Jgg
Jgg

  I think what Co$ needs is a celebrity penguin.  Maybe they can produce an animated show called Antactica?  Anyway, the penguin celebrity can tell us how vitamin bombs of Vitamin C protect him from the cold, or how study tech helps him see during the winter (total darkness).  As for the penguin sea org, sure, they fly 14 hours a day and eat nothing but krill.  Also, there is no government in Antactica to prosecute them for fraud or human trafficking.

  By the way, Antactica is melting thanks to global warming--I mean, thanks to the psychs.

Marcotai
Marcotai

LOL, Tony,Tony, Tony...you may fall for every bullshit that is sent to you.What a kind of journalism is that? if you look at the shadows on that picture, you would notice that three flags have it.the shadow of the man standing and the shadow of the US flag are missing.

Afterall, i do not wonder why you hear from around the world all the lies anti-Scientology small hate group is sending to you. They know that a "journalist" like you,  will accept everything.LOL.

Sarah in Zurich
Sarah in Zurich

So wouldn't it be fun to take similar pictures in various other famous spots of the world, preferably religious ones. For example - in the Vatican, next to the Wailing Wall, next to a famous mosque, the Taj Mahal and so on.  Anonymous can turn it into a new craze like planking or owling.

Carmen
Carmen

The guy's an anon from NYC. He and his g'friend came to San Diego so we dragged them up to LA to see the cult zoo up there a couple of years ago.

Thanks to his work with penguins, Scientology will never establish a presence there. Penguins are cult-proof, thanks to anon's work in the Antarctic.

MarthaWiggins
MarthaWiggins

"Watch the skies"???!!!Yikes, whatever are you up to?

SFF
SFF

This is an important activity. I can see an increasingly desperate Church of Scientology trying to recruit penguins into the Sea Org.

Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed

Soon protesting the cult will be a catagory in the Guiness Book of World Records. I understand that there was a protest planned on the Space Shuttle but it was cancelled with the retirement of the vehicle.

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

Tony, I think this is the guy who called Tory back in Dec 2008.  In her video discription she writes "Hello to the gentleman who called telling me he saw my videos and Mark Bunkers while in Antarctica proving Scientology is failing miserably at stopping the exposure of their abuses and Congratulations to all "

Scientology International Critics Expand h t t p : / / w w w . youtube . com / watch ?v=xzsqiuRYj5U

UPDATE: that photo and another were posted to WWP in 2008 by a poster called frosted who wrote "Sorry I was unable to plan this at all, you have no idea when you will be able to do things out here. Anyway I decided to raid the South Pole. Unfortunately I lack crew of any kind so I could not get more then two pics. I only ran into one person, the pole isn't a very active place..."h t t p : // forums . whyweprotest . net / threads/south-pole-antarctica-december . 29372 /

Both pics were posted 2011 by another poster in a thread about CoS invading the continent h t t p : // img651 . imageshack . us /img651/7595/thesouthfuckingpole2 . jpgh t t p : // forums . whyweprotest . net / threads / clearing-antarctica . 68161/

DuckBenway
DuckBenway

Hey! Old OT7! You're an Internet savvy dude.

If you're a member of WWP, please let me know. I have some information to share with you, based on some information you shared with us here on Runnin' Scared a few weeks back. It's connected to how fast this ride is moving as it heads us towards the extinction of the vile cult.

ShellyMiscavige
ShellyMiscavige

I laughed, you're so hooked on L Ron Hubbard. Speaking of hooked, why did the fat drug addict try performing abortions with a coathanger?

I am definitely enjoying ruining the cult's already dead reputation, and have been for years.

And I do it for fun. Your "eternity" is a lie, and Miscavige will be jailed.

Wake up you brainwashed fool.

Sarah in Zurich
Sarah in Zurich

Mark, don't they teach you how to communicate at the Church of Scientology? Because repeating the same thing over and over again, regardless of the topic of the article, is hardly "communication".

Jgg
Jgg

  And its the only clear continent.

GarryS
GarryS

Marcotai.. your mom called.. your cave is getting lonely. Please come home.

Alice Kramden
Alice Kramden

"LOL, Tony,Tony, Tony...you may fall for every bullshit that is sent to you."

Now THAT is hilarious. A scientologist talking about falling for bullshit.How are those OT powers working out for you Marcotai?

Anon A
Anon A

Nice try Marcotai.Hey, speaking of misleading photoshopping, let's discuss the Scientology "Millenial Event" photos from 2000 that are full of fake people to fill up empty seats.

Or Google search "Scientology doctored photos".

Sarah in Zurich
Sarah in Zurich

Yes, Marcotai. I agree. Tony does fall for every bullshit sent to him. That's why he publishes your ludicrous comments. There are more pictures of this guy at the south pole, go to forums dot whyweprotest dot net/threads/clearing-antarctica dot 68161/#post-1352327

Yeppir
Yeppir

Yep.  That splains it, Marky-Marcotai.  It was probably taken in the same studio where they faked the moon landing pictures, hmm?   Yeah.  That's it!

Thanks for keeping things straight for me.

/end eye roll

Brainslugged
Brainslugged

I was about to suggest exactly the same thing. Extreme protesting. That's bound to generate a bit of a buzz in the press.

PattyMoher
PattyMoher

The sun never sets on Scientology criticism! 

SFF
SFF

I don't know, there are still some vulnerabilities the CoS could exploit. Literacy rates amongst penguins are very low so they might try to push Study Tech. Also, many penguins are addicted to fish and devote a lot of their time to satisfying their need for the substance so look for the CoS to open a penguin Narconon there soon.

Anon A
Anon A

Oh how I wish we could post images here, but this will have to do:

From the "Bloom County" comic strip...

OPUS THE PENGUIN: Say brother..uh, how about refreshing me on this [Bhagwan] Rajneesh business?

CULTIST: Well, the Rajneesh is the truth...and the truth is the light...which is life.  Life's truth light.  And happiness.  Which is wearing red pajamas and blowing kisses towards the Bhagwan's 43 gold Rolls Royces.

OPUS (staring off into space, smiling): Whoa! By golly, that does make a lot of sense...

MILO (yells from off panel): Pssst!  Opus!  Snap out of it!!

OPUS (breathless, suddenly regaining his senses):  *pant! pant!*  Well, you have to admit.. *pant! pant!* ...that's a frighteningly seductive philosophy!!

MarkStark
MarkStark

L. Ron Hubbard said:

"You get one penguin to believe in Xenu, and the rest will follow."

He didn't say that, but since he said pretty much everything else, he probably would say something like that. After all, he claimed to an associate that he was the first person to do oceanographic research in a bathysphere.

TonyOrtega
TonyOrtega

Thanks, Mary! I wonder where "frosted" is these days.

MaryMaudlin
MaryMaudlin

I agree with MarkMiglio.  As a scientologist, it's hard when you wake up in the morning, and the first thing you see is a stream of angry comments complaining about "human rights" abuses in the Church.  Why should I have to be subjected to so many negative comments in my daily reading?  

The VillageVoice Blogs happen to be my primary news source, and I want to keep it that way.  Hopefully this news source will realize how hurtful it is to read these comments daily, and it just gets worse when you re-read them throughout the day, and reload the comment sections to check the new posts, and five minutes later there are even more mean comments.  

ShellyMiscavige
ShellyMiscavige

Ever wonder why more people are blowing the cult than joining, Marcotai?

Is it because they realized the CoS is run by a slappy little man who hasn't even studied the tech he charges other people to study three times at full price at least?

Tom Cruise is rumored to be having doubts now too.

Must be very lonely on your planet.

V for Vacation
V for Vacation

Shadows and lack thereof are my favorite conspiracy rant! :D. Yay!

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

I don't post at wwp but anyone else there can PM frosted ( perhaps email from there if he's signed up for that). Message to frosted: " Tony Ortega of the VV is looking for you " lol

Guest
Guest

FYI  I live in SoCal, doesnt get any easier

dennis l erlich
dennis l erlich

I bet they'd like to quit the abuses, but you see it's baked right into the pie.  The logical extension of Elrongism is the RPF, the Running Program, Baby Watch and the tragic end of Lisa.  http://en (dot) wikipedia (dot) org/wiki/Death_of_Lisa_McPherson

SympatheticNonClam
SympatheticNonClam

This might be an absolutely crazy idea, but... maybe Co$ could stop perpetrating human rights abuses and the stories would stop?

I know, the onus of the religion is kind of based in human rights abuse tech, but many who practice outside of the church seem to be able to avoid regging until all the members are bankrupt, holding people against their will, taking weekly vanfuls of women for abortions, causing suicides and "suicides" among so many members, and (afaik) dissuading members from getting lifesaving cancer treatments.

Lying about membership numbers, lying about ex-members' history and personal relationships, and harassing critics to the point of blackmail or ruin certainly doesn't deserve hateful comments, is that right?

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

Thanks! Lets hope he gets it and connects with Tony :)

DuckBenway
DuckBenway

Did it! Hasn't been on the site for a long time, but anything is possible at WWP!

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