Please pass along to all Kool Aid drinkers you might still have on your email lists. Here is hard, current evidence as to how their donations are being spent by Scientology Inc. supreme ruler David Miscavige.
For the back story, click.
Please pass along to all Kool Aid drinkers you might still have on your email lists. Here is hard, current evidence as to how their donations are being spent by Scientology Inc. supreme ruler David Miscavige.
For the back story, click.
Tom Cruise’s pimp is back at it in South Texas.
David Miscavige has been big pimping in the Lone Star State.
Miscavige has hired the most expensive legal mercenaries in this region in an attempt to handle what he directed his spokesperson to tell the Tampa Times were malicious fabrications and complete balderdash. That was corporate Scientology’s official, initial response to the lawsuit brought against Miscavige, RTC, and CSI in the San Patricio County District courthouse by former cult PI’s Greg Arnold and Paul Marrick.
It does not take Lamont Jefferson, Esq. out of San Antonio to handle fabrications and balderdash. But, that is who was brought in to represent Miscavige personally. Jefferson is often hired by the wealthy and plenty guilty because his brother is the Supreme Court of Texas’ Chief Justice. Rich, guilty people reckon that gives them a leg up in front of local judges. As you can see Jefferson has no problem making Miscavige out to be the victim (you read that right, victim) of big, bad, real attorney with a conscience Sugar Ray Jeffrey.
As to RTC, they have chosen Tony Canales of Corpus Christi to represent them. He is the local horse of choice by the drug dealers and con men of unlimited bread of the region. He has done more for the South Texas crime industry than perhaps any other man. He is arguing that RTC has never carried out ANY business in Texas. Prevarication has never been a problem in the past for Canales, and apparently still isn’t. A year ago, Canales himself was doing plenty of RTC/Miscavige business in San Pat County Texas by unethically lobbying the Sheriff and the office of the County Attorney to have me falsely arrested (a matter that exploded in Miscavige’s face when the false arrest was exposed by the Corpus Christi Caller Times).
What is worse are the sworn affidavits of Warren McShane in support of both motions (affidavits are attached to motions). As I have noted before, McShane has been retained as a Director of RTC by Miscavige for one reason and one reason alone, as per Miscavige’s own words: the only reason I keep Warren around is because he is such a good liar. In this case McShane is willingly and knowingly committing perjury by swearing RTC has had no NO contacts or operations in the State of Texas. As those who have followed this blog know, McShane, Miscavige, and RTC have been doing daily business in San Patricio County Texas every single day for four straight years.
To make matters worse, last week on this blog, I shared a glimpse of a wheelbarrow full of evidence I have demonstrating that those DAILY Texas contacts are of the most unconscionable sort.
Leave it to Miscavige to bring water pistols to put out a prairie fire. Leave it to Miscavige to pay $800/hour for the sleaziest con men money can buy to wield those pistols.
I hope he doesn’t, but my bet is that Miscavige pays off Marrick and Arnold before this ever gets to a hearing.
If he doesn’t, I’ll be right in the center of this storm.
Stay tuned to the weather channel.
Update: Tony Ortega coverage
reference: Busted! Scientology Spies in South Texas
In the third week of September a documentary film crew arrived at our home for a ten day stint. The crew wanted to know all about Operations of David Miscavige’s Scientology Inc. carried out against Monique and me. I told them there had been no overt harassment to speak of going on around here since Nov 2, 2011 when the Miscavige Squirrels left town. There was only a deep-cover, constant surveillance operation.
They pressed for particulars on the surveillance apparatus. I told them I assumed there were at least three safe houses in our town that were devoted to surveillance. I described how they would situate them so that they could alert tails in such a fashion that we could never spot a tail. They asked whether I had any suspicions about any of the houses involved. I casually pointed to a green house situated catty-corner to ours, 201 Bayshore Drive, apparently abandoned for the two years we’ve lived in our current locale. I noted small slits cut in the upstairs bedroom window blinds facing our home. I told them that if I had the time I could likely blow the whole thing wide open, but with all the other forms of resistance that gets thrown our way, and the importance of our activity, I don’t have the time to investigate it. So, we live with it. I told them I wasn’t too interested in fooling with it because it was David Miscavige’s intent to distract me from the more important work we do day in and day out; that the intent of Miscavige’s productions was to get into the target’s head; and that the way to get into Miscavige’s head is not let him get into yours, or as Jason Beghe says “the way to handle bullying is to not be bullied.”
The crew was fascinated and began filming the green house with particular attention to the window. That was 22 September.
The week before last the following scene was posted on my blog. Pictured are Paul Marrick, Greg Arnold, Tony Ortega, and three members of the documentary film production crew preparing for a tour of Ingleside on the Bay (IOB).
The film crew recorded my drive through IOB with Paul and Greg narrating the two missions they conducted in the neighborhood in March 2009. Their mission was to ‘case’ IOB in order to set up what Miscavige ordered to be a surveillance set up ‘ten times what we did for Broeker’, except this time on yours truly. Greg and Paul were brought in because the PI tailing me up to that time was, in the words of Greg and Paul, an amateur. He was not keeping David Miscavige sufficiently informed of every last action of my wife and me and so Miscavige wanted the heavyweights to come set the scene straight. The ‘amateur’, Monty Drake, had been Scientology Inc.’s Texas PI since 1988. In that year he worked on Rick and Vicki Aznaran (former Inspector General who was suing RTC) of Dallas. During the nineties Drake was assigned to scour every last detail of Lisa McPherson’s life, the woman whose life David Miscavige cut short in 1995. According the former Director of Special Affairs Scientology Dallas, Drake was also assigned to put the late-heretic Alan Walter to rest.
Arnold and Marrick described their recommendations, which included the purchase or lease of at least three (3) safe houses for surveillance of me and my wife – just as I had long-ago predicted to my wife and several days previous had estimated to the film crew. Since that time we have moved to the other side of the town of 615 people. But, Drake was assigned to take Paul and Greg’s recommendations and implement them for our new location.
I pointed out to Greg and Paul the suspicious circumstance in the home catty-corner to ours. Here is a shot of the home from my living room.
The back bedroom window facing our home – with the two blue splotches on it (from tape I have since applied to the window) had three cut outs in the closed blinds that looked as if they could be allowing cameras to surveil our home.
As we completed our IOB tour and were heading down Bayshore Drive to our home, I noticed a grey Crown Victoria backing out of the driveway of 201 Bayshore Drive. As I pointed it out to the film crew and Arnold and Marrick, the car quickly reversed into forward and sped back into the home’s carport. In the thirty seconds it took us to arrive at the home, the driver of the car had secreted himself within the house.
I dropped the crew and others off at my home. The crew wired me up and provided me with a camera as I walked to 201 to confront the mystery visitor. The car was gone. I banged on the door for some time. The home looked unlived in, and the door to the suspicious bedroom was closed shut. On the way out, I noticed the grey crown victoria had been put into the garage. So, the mystery visitor was inside, apparently hiding.
Law enforcement officials traced the plates on the car to one Fidel Garcia Jr., of FNG Security, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. When I returned to my house, the grey crown victoria sped out of the garage and left IOB at at least 80 mph. Since no human forms had been seen at that house for two years, we all concluded that the Film Crew’s interest and the appearance of Marrick and Arnold (accompanied by three lawyers, including Sugar Ray Jeffrey) must have caused David Miscavige to choke – sending his PI in in the middle of the day to either attempt to clean out the house of equipment or adjust focuses on the cameras so that DM could make out the corps of media, lawyers and investigators who were congregating at my home.
The next day I caused Garcia to meet me in a coffee shop in downtown Corpus Christi. When we met I told him that I knew what he was doing in the house on the corner across from mine. I told him about the people that he works for. I let him know that I could handle what he had been doing but I that I thought that he ought to search his conscience about what he was putting my wife through. Garcia, the 6′ 5″ sniveling coward denied knowledge of Scientology. Instead he claimed to be working on a confidential project for Kiewit Offshore Services (largest San Pat county employer, constructs and repairs oil rigs). He said it was a Security Department program that require a number of random investigators to come to the house in question periodically to take readings from a computer stationed there. He denied that there were any cameras in the house. I told Garcia that I would check on his story and if he was telling the truth, I would take him out to dinner and apologize for wasting his time; but that if I found he was lying he would take me out to dinner and sort out how he would make good with our family. Garcia agreed. The entire conversation was recorded by the documentary film crew; I bet you’ll see substantial portions of it sometime around Spring or Summer next year.
I visited the head of security at Kiewit who told me that Mr. Garcia was lying through his teeth. He was not employed by Kiewit and Kiewit had no operations whatsoever off their own plant premises.
In the meantime, I found out that the lessee of the home in question (201 Bayshore Drive) was one Monty Drake.
Mark Collette of the Corpus Christi Caller Times then phoned Fidel Garcia to confront him with his lies to me. Garcia held to his Kiewit story. Collette then called Monty Drake. Drake denied any connection to Scientology, but did admit to ‘doing business’ at 201 Bayshore.
I then phoned Mr. Garcia to call in the promise he had made to me at the coffee shop several days before.
You can hear that conversation here:
I then phoned Monty Drake to give him an opportunity to make good for the crimes he had committed against my family. Drake confirmed he had been at 201 for ‘longer’ than I had lived in my current home.
You can hear my discussion with Drake here:
Drake hung up the phone while I was clarifying his admission that he had been at 201 Bayshore for longer than I had been in my current home. I knew Drake was lying even about that.
In fact, Drake leased 201 Bayshore drive, the very same day that Monique and I moved into our current home. November 1, 2010. Drake knew that I was moving into my home a couple weeks before that date, because Scientology Inc. was surveilling me visiting our new home two weeks in advance when I was making improvements in preparation for our Nov 1 move in.
I also learned that shortly after the film documentary crew began taking overt interest in 201 Bayshore, 22 Sept, Drake re-signed a THREE YEAR lease on 201 Bayshore, more than a month before his current leased expired. David Miscavige has committed to pay 1,500/month for the next three years to be next to me when he was alarmed that I might force him to leave me and my wife alone. All told, in lease payments alone, Miscavige has committed to spending $90,000 in church of Scientology parishioner donations for 201 Bayshore Drive in IOB, 40% of which has already been spent.
Now, for the photos the Caller Times did not publish. First, there was more than one video camera. There are TWO, in addition to the still camera.
Incidentally, the still camera’s telephoto lens appears to be about a foot and one half long. As Monique put it, “strong enough to read the ingredients from the containers of the food we eat”, particularly since it is trained on our living room, dining room, and kitchen.
In addition to the three cameras, the Miscavige bedroom was outfitted with a desktop computer and a laptop computer on a desk with a chair. All three cameras were connected by wiring to the computer set up. Clearly, David Miscavige had it all set up so that he personally could watch my wife and me 24/7/365 from the comfort of his bunker near Hemet, California.
Please see this story in the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Scientology’s Rathbun questions why cameras are trained on his house in Ingleside on the Bay.
The Times told only a partial story, hamstrung by THREATS and FALSE denials that will come back to haunt David Miscavige, as per usual.
The Private Eye Monty Drake, who admits in the story to doing business out of the house with the cameras at issue, has been the church of Scientology’s go-to gumshoe in Texas since the late eighties. He was retained then to go after former Inspector General RTC (Vicki Aznaran) after she and her husband sued RTC. In the nineties he investigated every detail of the life of Lisa McPherson prior to David Miscavige causing her untimely death.
Monty was assigned to surveil my wife and me in 2009. Because he did not know where we were 24/7/365, Greg Arnold and Paul Marrick were flown to Ingleside on the Bay twice to case the town and propose to Miscavige a plan ‘ten times the magnitude of what was done for Broeker.’ The proposal included the purchase/leasing of three homes in my neighborhood. Monty Drake was given the high-paying job of executing the plan.
Monty Drake is a loser, low-life excuse for a private dick. You will learn more about him, his team, and how his operation was discovered and exposed over the next several days on this blog.
In the meantime, you can divine quite a bit about his character by visiting his website:
Monty Drake’s Website (be sure to hit the shooting gallery link)
Folks, fasten your safety belts before you tie into this duo of gang buster articles.
Three of the most competent, courageous journalists to have tackled the beast now known as Scientology Inc. over the past several years have filed reports this evening that are already shaking the foundations of Miscavige’s bunker.
Mark Collette of the Corpus Christi Caller Times broke the story, Latest Scientology legal battle unfolds in Coastal Bend as private investigators sue church. The biggest news story of South Texas in the past two years has suddenly risen from a nearly year-long slumber and has grown legs worthy of Godzilla.
Almost simultaneously to Collette’s report, Tom Tobin and Joe Childs of the Tampa Bay Times weighed with, Church of Scientology paid two private investigators millions to trail David Miscavige’s rival, lawsuit claims.
UPDATE 9/23 A.M.: Tony Ortega has also reported for the Dallas Morning News
Tobin and Childs note that today’s story corroborates and vindicates the 2009 testimony of me and Mike Rinder in the Times. In particular, Mr. Arnold and Mr Marrick verify this history that I told Childs and Tobin in 2009, Rathbun video the Broeker Operation, click on the segment titled Spying On Pat Broeker.
To recap, first Mike Rinder corroborated every detail of my story. Nonetheless, Miscavige supplied the Times with sworn affidavits by long-time Commanding Officer OSA Int Kurt Weilland, and Corporate Scientology “lawyer” (and unindicted co-conspirator US vs Mary Sue Hubbard) Kendrick Moxon denying our story.
I have said it from the beginning, and I’ll say it to the end: David Miscavige, if you tell the truth it becomes your past, if you lie it becomes your future.
David Miscavige will rue the day he crossed the Nueces (river).
Oh yeah, ain’t it sweet to see Sugar Ray Jeffrey back in the ring?
Michael, Sky, and Joy Graysen Fairman have delivered a big, effective legal blow to Miscavige and Scientology Inc on the subject of DISCONNECTION.
Shortly after Michael and Joy declared independence from the church, two Scientologist doctors informed them that they and their daughter Sky were no longer welcome as patients at their medical practices.
Michael and Joy diligently attempted to obtain a rational, lawful explanation for the sudden terminations. None was forthcoming from either Dr. Benest or Dr. Thorburn.
Michael and Joy decided to take a strong stand to vindicate their civil rights and assure others were not similarly abused in the future. They retained a seasoned litigator, Bruce C Gridley of Kane, Ballmer & Berkman in Los Angeles.
They sued Charlene Thorburn, Doctor of Chiropractic, her Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center and Dr. Lisa Benest and her professional corporation in Los Angeles Superior Court for:
The suits were not based on any animosity the Fairman’s held against either doctor, who were considered friends, but on the fact that they appeared to be guided by the church’s policy of ‘disconnection’, which the Fairmans’ find abhorrent.
On March 14th 2012 the Los Angeles Superior Court entered judgment in favor of Michael and Joy and their daughter Sky against Thorburn.
More recently Dr. Benest settled the Fairmans’ case against her with a stipulated judgment and dismissal.
The Thorburn case – complaint, pleadings, and final judgment – can be obtained from the LA Superior Court under case number BC474478 (2011). Those pleadings and final judgment could be used as precedent by your own counsel should you suffer any of the harms alleged in the Fairmans’ case by the application of DISCONNECTION by members of Scientology Inc.
Michael, Joy and Sky did everyone a great service.
I, for one, am eternally grateful to them for standing up for their rights and the rights of all of us.
Thanks to Michael, Joy and Sky for making things change.
The Indies Defense Fund just put the Headley’s over the top to reach and exceed their $45,000 target. See, Headley Family Legal Fund. The $7,500 donation from our fund brought the Headley’s total to $50,535.00. While it took the Headleys above the $45,000 target, I went ahead and transfered our entire fund as I originally said I would, because a) I thought that appropriate to satisfy the overwhelming show of support on this blog for the Headleys, b) I know that quite in addition to the costs bill of Scientology Inc. the Headleys had to satisfy, they were out of pocket tens of thousands of dollars in their own litigation costs.
Final Accounting Indies Defense Fund:
Balance 9/16/12 : 8,520.76
Less one refund: 1,000.00
Transfer to Headley Fund: 7,500.00
Final balance: $20.76
Thanks to all of you who contributed to the Indie Defense Fund; and for all of you who additionally contributed to the Headley Family Legal Fund directly. I know a lot of regulars here made substantial contributions to both.
Now that we’ve had a look at the outside with The Tipping Point and the Indie 500, would you like to take a look at the inside to see how Scientology Inc. is faring at the top? Let’s go straight to inside of David Miscavige’s bunker to see what the world looks like to him. Things have taken a definite turn for the worse since we last updated on his inner circle, October 2011 Miscavige Bunker Report.
For those who have not followed this blog for long, a little history is in order. In June 2009, the then-St Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) published the first installment (number of subsequent ones followed) of a series appropriately titled The Truth Rundown.
In those articles Amy Scobee, Tom Devocht, Mike Rinder and I spoke out about the sorry, straight facts demonstrating that David Miscavige had gone stark-staring mad to the degree that the very future of Scientology itself was seriously threatened.
When Miscavige directed Scientology Inc. to counter the truth with wheelbarrows full of ad hominen attacks directed at the four of us who spoke out, the Times followed up on several former Int base staff who had informed them that every word Amy, Tom, Mike and I spoke was true. The Times issued the second installment of The Truth Rundown which documented fifteen (15) more brave souls, all former Scientology International Headquarters staff, corroborating and expanding upon the original story, Part II of the Truth Rundown.
Though I publicly warned Miscavige that if he continued to lie, that which he lied about would become his future, Miscavige continued to take not one ounce of responsibility and had then spokesperson Tommy Davis appear on several national television broadcasts denying what by then the world could see was patent truth. Miscavige had Tommy imprisoned and punished for so loyally following his own directions.
My prediction about Miscavige’s future came to be. We continue to see the fall out every week in the national and international media and on this blog.
In order to continue to protect his lies, Miscavige instituted a policy of paying large sums of money to staff who could further corroborate his crimes and having them sign extremely restrictive non-disclosure agreements.
And while by criminal cover-up design we don’t hear much from them, Miscavige’s inner circle has been steadily departing him. They are leaving him more individuated and alone clinging to his bff Tom Cruise in his $75,000,000 virtual bunker.
In the past year alone, seven significant insiders have left the couple behind.
First, Tommy Davis himself blew with his wife Jessica. He, being a weaker one, however, returned to ‘route out’. He took the blood money and signed away his rights to communicate the extraordinary measures Miscavige has taken to cover up his crimes against humanity. Tommy knew me personally and that is one reason why he came across so unbelievable in the eyes of the general public when he attacked me. He knew damn well he was lying through his teeth on Miscavige’s behalf. Knowing Tommy, and what motivates him, it may be a while before we hear from him. He strenuously asserts complete loyalty to Miscavige; but we know from his equally strenuous public assertions over the past couple years on behalf of Miscavige, he doesn’t always mean what he says. This we do know, Miscavige has lost a once competent and sometimes effective lieutenant.
For two years a four-person RTC (Religious Technology Center) mission was operated directly by Miscavige attempting to keep public from reading the truth about Miscavige on this blog. It consisted of Mike Sutter, Marion Pouw, Hansuili Stahli and, perhaps the most competent and valuable of the group - though little known – fourth member Lara Dolan. Lara was the mind of the operation, responsible for correlating all of the information collected by the other three and by OSA to evaluate and pinpoint how to cause diminishment of my influence.
There was a little problem with Lara. I had trained her in counter-espionage in the nineties when she was a sixteen year old, class VI auditor brand new to the Sea Org and RTC. While I most certainly ingrained a toughness that caused some abuses over the years, she knew by observation that I was always most fundamentally interested in and dedicated to the truth. She also knew that everything that I have uttered publicly in the past three years is the unadulterated truth. At a certain point in the past year her conscience got to her, and Lara blew. Miscavige reacted by disbanding the mission and resorting to other even more ineffective – though one could hardly imagine anything more ineffective than that mission – means of dealing with what he considers his most dangerous enemy. While Lara has remained quiet to date, she is intelligent enough to figure out that her non-disclosure agreement is handleable (just as we handled it with Debbie Cook Baumgarten). And she is brave and conscientious enough to ultimately do the right thing – just as she did when she walked from Miscavige’s terror network.
Serena McElveen was a teenager too when she came into RTC. Unfortunately for her, she rapidly moved straight into the office of David Miscavige in the nineties. She worked in his secretarial and compliance office for a decade. She saw first hand what a psychotic and ruthless mess Miscavige was. It was sad to watch her struggle to mock up a cruel demeanor – it just wasn’t in her nature. Finally, she could stomach no more and departed. She too has remained silent but is making wonderful progress on her decompression from the Nazi-like atmosphere she grew up in.
Earlier this year, the grandaughter of L. Ron Hubbard, Roanne, blew from the Int base. She is the second to last of the Hubbards to leave (only Diana remains). Roanne is as smart as they come. She is also as resiliant as they come. A real Hubbard. She is not bound by non-disclosure agreements. In spite of unlawful and unconscionable means Miscavige has employed to put her neck back in the yoke, she has thus far successfully resisted. I believe her motivation is to remain free, strengthen herself, and use her multiple talents to one day do what she can to restore the legacy of her grandfather. I will back her up 100% of the way.
Finally, Miscavige’s father, Ron Sr., and his wife Becky, escaped from the Int base earlier this year. While David Miscavige habitually abused Ron physically and mentally to keep him in line, he also occasionally confided in him. Ron has a wealth of knowledge about the inner workings of the base and the inner workings of David’s mind. Ron and Becky too resisted months of pressure and bizarre attempts to break and control them. At bottom, Ron is an old-school, L. Ron Hubbard kind of a Scientologist. He – like Steve Hall – would always find time (quite miraculously given the Int base culture and schedule) to listen to LRH’s OT lectures and he could hardly be restrained from talking about them and sharing their wisdom with fellow staff. In fact, that drove David Miscavige nuts – he often referred to Ron as a “theetie-wheetie PDC guy” (PDC= Philadelphia Doctorate Lectures – which LRH said till the day he died was the most accurate and complete exposition on what constitutes OT). Ron is a free being. I look forward to the day when he and Becky visit Casablanca and we can sit by the bay discussing the PDC.
Now, given these developments, imagine being in the skull of David Miscavige. Not only does he have to compute 24/7/365 his own lies – trying to keep his every lying utterance consistent with every past lying one (and they are legion); he has got to also keep attention units spread across the world attempting to continually dam the truth from emitting from so many others.
At the end of the day, whatever happens to Tommy, Jessica, Lara, Serena, Roanne, Ron Sr. and Becky - I am just happy for each of them that they have escaped the living hell that is the synthetic, enforced loyalty to a died-in-the-wool 2 1/2 percenter (suppressive person, anti-social personality, sociopath, psychopath).
Somehow Steve Hall came up with the idea, or knowingness, that when 500 people stood up, told the sociopath David Miscavige ’no’ to his campaign to wipe Scientology from the face of earth, and vowed to take action to salvage Scientology a tipping point would be achieved. A tipping point is a term of art defined as follows in Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point:
…the moment of critical mass, the threshhold, the boiling point.
(The Tipping Point – Little, Brown and Company)
In my view, the tipping point in the case of Independent Scientology is that point where the quantum of free theta (spirit, life force, elan vital) in the Scientology world outstrips the quantum of entheta (encysted and disturbed life force). Of course, per Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard and his wonderful lectures on the book, free theta disenturbulates entheta and entheta enturbulates theta. The goal and activity of the Scientologist becomes simplicity itself according to this theta/entheta balance construct. That is, restore free theta to a being, a group, an environment, or an activity to the point where the quantum of theta is greater than the quantum of entheta. If that can be accomplished the universe concerned by its own accord begins converting entheta to more free theta.
I don’t know why, but Steve’s estimation of effort along this line resonated as accurate to me. That is, I have been in agreement with his 500 Independence announcements theory from the moment he uttered it. So far the numbers have aligned with my own evaluation of the many other factors on so many fronts we have engaged in to save Scientology from Miscavige’s jaws of defeat. That is, knowing a lot about various causes and effects over the past three years, knowing a lot about what is still in store, knowing about various overt and quiet underground railroad and delivery activities around the world, and having a perceptive and informative finger on the Scientology Inc. pulse, the Indie 500 list at Scientology-cult.com is almost like an odometer accurately measuring progress.
To put it in practical terms let’s examine the numbers. As of this morning 366 veteran Scientologists have stood, identified themselves, and spoken out. By all the multitude of indicators gleaned by the multiple viewpoint system of data collection and analysis available to me, I am of the view that we are about 73.2% of the way home (366 divided by 500 equals .732).
Steve has been promoting the Indie 500 list for a couple years now. I am making a pitch here for people to encourage others to stand up and be recognized as free thinking, responsible Scientologists by signing on. Others who stand up after the 500 target is achieved will be recognized and be appreciated. Knowing Steve, in keeping with LRH’s injunction to keep Scientology as the game where everyone wins, he’ll quickly and quietly turn it into the Indie 1000 list. But, to me the first five hundred will always constitute a special group of individuals. Call them pioneers. Call them trailblazers. Call them heroes. I will recognize them as those fellow courgeous souls who stood up when it wasn’t so safe to do so. I think we’ll all recognize one another as those who made it safer for the rest to step out into the sunshine. Sure, there are vicissitudes to come for some time into the future. But, I have a feeling by the time we reach 500 none of those future challenges will require as much personal strength, sacrifice and courage as the ones the first 500 will have faced and overcome. The point is, get on board with the Indie 500. It is a group well worth being part of. The Indie 500 will be remembered as the ones who had the wisdom and courage to realize that the harder evil comes, the harder it falls.