Posts Tagged ‘David Miscavige’

Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

And Scientology is content with selling books, tapes & auditing. You guys are stuck in the 80’s.

You Scientology yahoos are really missing the boat … I mean, look at your web site for just one minute. Now tell me, WHERE is the menu link for the STORE?? You launched the Golden Age of Tech Phase II in 2013 and what did all the little Scilons have to show for it? No buttons, no stickers, no mouse pads, no coffee mugs … NOTHING. I’ll bet they wish they could have clicked on the “STORE” button and bought some stuff.

You know … THE STORE??? Where the folks can buy neat bumper stickers with the Scientology logo and cool L. Ron Hubbard sayings on them, Challenge Coins with DM’s likeness on one side and logo on the other, T-Shirts with your OT level, gift cards where you could pay for auditing for a less fortunate Scientologist and hundreds of other gifts and resources. And think about this … little silver or gold E-meter replica necklaces or bracelets. Wow, now we’re talking serious marketing genius.

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

I mean come on … sure, you sell tons of books and recordings of the Great One himself but you have completely missed out on a revenue stream that could generate 7 … 8 figures a month. DM … are you freaking listening?

Give the folks what they want. After all, don’t the faithful want folks to know that they’re on a mission to clear the planet. After all … that’s what the young lady said on your web page “What Scientologists Say About Scientology,” assuming she wasn’t just an actor or something.

And who wouldn’t want a Squirrel Buster Hat — dude, that would be an epic score. In camo complete with a GoPro camera!

You can only imagine where we could take this discussion from here, right?

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WIKIPEDIA: Michele Diane "Shelly" Miscavige (born January 18, 1961) is the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She has made no public appearances since August 2007. This has become the source of speculation concerning how Scientology treats its members. The Church of Scientology denies that she is missing and states that she is working for the church out of the public eye, though it has declined to reveal her present location. A 2013 missing persons report filed at least two separate times was closed and classified as 'unfounded' by the LAPD, but no information was made public in regards to her location or reason for disappearing from public view. A detective associated with the LAPD claims that detectives have met with the Miscaviges and seen Shelly in person.

WIKIPEDIA: Michele Diane “Shelly” Miscavige (born January 18, 1961) is the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige. She has made no public appearances since August 2007. This has become the source of speculation concerning how Scientology treats its members. The Church of Scientology denies that she is missing and states that she is working for the church out of the public eye, though it has declined to reveal her present location. A 2013 missing persons report filed at least two separate times was closed and classified as ‘unfounded’ by the LAPD, but no information was made public in regards to her location or reason for disappearing from public view. A detective associated with the LAPD claims that detectives have met with the Miscaviges and seen Shelly in person.

VANITY FAIR: Shelly Miscavige: Scientology’s Vanished Queen

After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace—and an assessment of her fate.

Vanity Fair goes “Full Auto” on report of strange disappearance of Scientology’s First Lady, Shelly Miscavige. We’re just guessing here, but it would seem that sooner or later David Miscagive is going to run out of room in the closet to store all those inconvenient “skeletons.”

“The law [in Scientology] is: The closer to David Miscavige you get, the harder you’re going to fall,” says Claire Headley, an ex-Scientologist who, along with her husband, Marc, worked closely with the Miscaviges. “It’s like the law of gravity, practically. It’s just a matter of when.” (The church of Scientology declined Vanity Fair’s repeated requests to interview the Miscaviges. In so doing, church representatives dismissed most of V.F.’s sources as disgruntled apostates, and called V.F.’s questions “ludicrous and offensive.” Additionally, the representatives described Shelly Miscavige as a private person who “has been working nonstop in the church, as she always has.”

Tony Ortega at The Underground Bunker has more:

One of the most intriguing mysteries of the Church of Scientology is the disappearance of Shelly Miscavige, wife of the church’s leader, David Miscavige. A frequent refrain heard from critics of the church is “Where’s Shelly?” — and that question is also central to the recent defection of Leah Remini, who began to break away from the church when she didn’t get a satisfactory answer.

We can now say that we have received new confirmation that Shelly Miscavige is living and working at Scientology’s super-secret CST headquarters near Lake Arrowhead in the mountains above Los Angeles, where she has been the entire time since she was sent there in late 2005 or early 2006.

More than likely, it’s probably true that Shelley doesn’t even think that she is in need of “rescue.” That’s the sad fact about the Scientology mindset – after a while the brain ceases to function in a logical way – “up” is “down,” “black” is “white,” “right” is … well, whatever David Miscavige happens to think is best for his personal well being. And it’s a pretty safe bet you’ll not see this handsome couple HERE any time soon.

The last place you probably see David and Shelley Miscavige any time soon!

The last place you probably see David and Shelley Miscavige any time soon!

Former Scientologist Recounts ‘Torturous’ Past Inside the Church

The Church of Scientology believes one woman, Maureen Bolstad, is one of the worst people in the world. She is one of a few to be declared a “suppressive person.”

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard declared so-called “suppressive” people “cannot be granted the rights ordinarily accorded rational beings.” Her crime? Talking to the media about the church.

They just keep coming out and telling their stories don’t they David? One of these days, they will be telling YOUR story … and it won’t be a pretty one!
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Inside the Guerrilla War Against Tom Cruise’s Cult
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EDITOR NOTE: You’ll be hard pressed to find better coverage of every aspect of Scientology than this one which appeared in Radar Magazine online today. Let’s just call it, “The full-meal deal!”

Cult Friction

After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America’s most controversial religion finally met its match?

David Miscavige elevates the term “terminological inexactitude” to a respectable status!
[when using this link, see second story down on the Fox News site]

EDITOR NOTE: We’ve seen this video before but were unaware that Miscavige had referred to Ms. Simmons as a distributor of The Way To Happiness. Seems as though she has a little problem with that … as her publicist says, “We have nothing to do with this.” We all SHOULD have a problem with that. Truth just seems too elusive a concept for the Church of Scientology to wrap their collective head around. And speaking of wrapping your head around something … try to pay close attention to Miscavige’s dialogue leading up to the mention of Ms. Simmons … if ever there were self-authenticating proof of criminal stupidity, this would be the evidence admitted in court!

Kimora Lee Simmons — celebrity designer, ex-wife of Russell Simmons and great beauty — is not happy with Scientology.

On Thursday, we had to call her press person and inform her that Kimora is being featured in a new Scientology promotional video. The sect’s chief, David Miscavige, can be seen in the video telling followers that Simmons has been distributing the group’s “Way to Happiness” propaganda pamphlet in New Jersey and Los Angeles.

The news that Simmons is somehow involved in Scientology comes around the six-minute mark in the eight-minute video posted at YouTube. CLICK “MORE” FOR THE VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY! (more…)

miscavige.jpgFamily feud in Tom’s church
New York Post’s PAGE SIX.COM

(Scary photo of David Miscavige)

SCIENTOLOGISTS are at war with a member of their own family — the outspoken niece of the church’s powerful leader, David Miscavige. Jenna Hill Miscavige, 24, the daughter of David’s older brother Ron, recently came out in support of Andrew Morton’s “Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography,” and slammed the star for “supporting a religion that tears apart families, both in the media and monetarily.” Since then, Jenna claims she’s been subjected to harassment. “The church has contacted several of my friends, telling them that I am smearing the church and I am going to be declared a suppressive person and asking my friends if they would disconnect from me and, in at least one case, insisting that they do,” Jenna, who lives in San Diego, tells investigative journalist Philip Recchia. “At least eight friends have removed themselves from my MySpace page,” she said, and blames the church for it.

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But wait … the best part is in the comments… (more…)

Very interesting, but you’ll have to decide for yourself whether this is genuine or not. It all sounds good, but then that’s what double agents are supposed to sound like … right?

a user from xenu.net forum, blownforgood, posted this today:
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:10 am Post subject: SCIENTOLOGIST ASKS BFG IF HE CAN GET A MESSAGE TO ANON !!!
Subject description: I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT EITHER:

Okay, so today I was sent a message from someone who I KNOW is currently IN Scientology. This person has been in for at least 30 years, and is not likely getting out anytime soon on their own. This person works for a Scn company, has Scn freinds and has basically known nothing else their entire life. When this person sent me this message today it came as a complete shock to me. I was sure that they would be on the defensive about Anonymous and eager to find out what to do to stop them. Not the case. (more…)